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Annuals, College 3:i, l.Jft 

Bibliography of Phi Delia Thela 474 

Biographical Notes — Chapter Grand 4\i'} 

Bond, Nelson Pease ( I'ennottt, '05) 4V>r) 

Chapter Grand, Initiates of 492 

Chapter Houses and Fraternity Growth 249 

Chicago, General Council Meeting at l.'w 

Chipman, Charles P. ( Colby, '05) 2r»;{ 

Columbia University, Fraternity Growth at 1<»4 

Convention, Delta Province \iV.\ 

Dartmouth Chapter's New House 4/).") 

Dartmouth College 408 

Dartmouth, Present Chapter at 470 

Football, Phi Delta Theta in 2m 

Founders, Graves of Deceased ')0.S 

Fraternity Growth at Columbia University 104 

Fraternity Records i Wisconsin Alpha and Beta) 100 

Fraternities at McGill :^70 

General Council Meeting at Chicago K-J") 

Graham, Charles P. {Ihxrtmouth, '99) V^ 

Graves of Deceased Founders ')0.'{ 

InstalUU^\ of Kentuckv Kpsilon 11 

InstallkCiw ^ ttH^^^ee Alplia' : ;. :! ;J7:J 

Kentuitty State QDllegfT •, . . \ \ '^l: 9 

Library, About .the. . ,,..*..!;.; 2:59 

Martin, Fraht {FrunHvi} 'Oi?) 102 

McGill UnittrsSty^'r, : •....-. .- :iOS 

McGill. Prelijnin|iry, :579 

McGill, itftpi>^ioijs"of :.>:.:. .J. ;W2 

McGill, Fraternities Ta» ;,.*;.. > 870 

Miller, John Chapman i Indiana, T)')) 498 

Mitchell, J. A. (OA/V>. 'O;?) 100 

Mitchell, Samuel Williamson (Jlfiafftt\ '57; 497 

Monogram, A Mysterious 507 

Morrison Celebration 851 

Morrison Celebration, Echoes of 859 

Mysterious Monogram, A 507 

New Hampshire Alpha 4().") 

Parsons, James Lamoii {Itidianapolis, '7(>) 498 

Phi Delta Theta Chapters and Clubs 242 

Present Chapter at Dartmouth 470 

Poindexter, Joseph William ( Texas, '04 ) 490 

Stansel, Harry Howard {Syracuse, '02) 15 

Vacation, Phi Meetings in 10 

Wars, Phi Delta Thetas in Recent 20 

Woods, Judge William Allan ( JVahash, '59) 7 

/XDEX\ 3 


Alumni Club Correspondence 117, 20:^. 320, 41 :^, 'A\ 

Chapter Correspondence 65, ITo, 2^), 381*, r>i;{ 

Collegiate 122, 22(), 3:^5, 438, o4<i 

Editorial ..:..* «1, 170, 283, 384, 508 

Hellenic '. 124, 224, 338, 441, TmO 

Personal 119, 20<), 32^>, 431, 54<> 

The Pyx 128, 231, 343, 449, 560 


Bachman, Capt., of Lafayette 261) 

Banning, Kendall {Dartmouth, *02) 472 

Birdscye View of the McGill Campus 380 

Bond, N. P, I \ ermont, 'a')) \\)h 

Chipman, C. P. {Colbv, '05) 2<« 

Chipman, G. W. (cW^r, *02) 437 

Columbia Chapter, UK)1 238 

Dartmouth Chapter. HH)2 471 

Dartmouth Chapter House 453 

Dartmouth College Views 4() 1 

Davidson, J. M. {I^irdur, '02) 273 

Dickinson Chapter and Faculty Members, 1!K)1 (>2 3W 

Drake, R. T., Grave of 504 

Franklin Phis in Football 275 

Gardiner, W. G., Jr. (^Pcnnsvlvania, '02) 266 

General Council, nK)0-02, at Chicago, Thanksgiving, HHX). . . 134 

Gettvsburg Chapter 76 

Graham, C. P. ^Dartmouth, 'WM 13 

Hapgood, H. J. {Dartmouth, '9(>) 467 

Hunter, K. H. [Datimouth, '01 ) 468 

Hope, Captain Howard, of Washington. 281 

Iseman, L. L. {La Fayette) 277 

Kansas Chapter, IHOI and hH)2 100, 541 

Knox Chapter, liM)2 535 

Lindgren, Captain, of Illinois 268 

• McKenzie. A. A. {Dartmouth, '\n ^ 4<^i 

Miller, J. C. {/mtiaua, '55), and Three Sons 500, 501 

Martin, Frank {Franklifi, M>5) 162 

Miller, Captain, of Purdue 271 

Mississippi Chapter, 1001 .321 

Mitchell, J. A. {Ohio. '03) 161 

Minnesota Chapter, l<H)l-02 427 

McGill University, Royal Victoria College for Women :^»3 

McGill Campus 3*56 

McGill Kngineering Building .'Mil* 

McGill Library Building :{72 

McGill Old Medical Building 375 

McGill University, New Chapter at, and the Phi Delta Thetas 

who Installed It 377 

McGill, Birdseye View of the Campus 3S0 

Morrison Celebration, Menilwrs of Phi Delta Theta at 350 

Morrison Tablet at Westminster 'M\\ 

Northwestern Chapter, 1*H)2 533 

Ohio Chapter <>0 

Park, Captain, of Auburn 270 

Paskins, Harry H. {Franklin, '03 2t>5 





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Annuals. College 3:i, KJfi 

Bibliography of Phi Delia Thela -174 

Biographical Notes — Chapter Grand 41>') 

Bond, Nelson Pease i. Vermouth *0o.i 41>'> 

Chapter Grand, Initiates of VXl 

Chapter Houses and Fraternily Growth 24U 

Chicago, General Council Meeting at KV> 

Chipnian, Charles P. f Colhy, 'Of)) 'IWW 

Columbia University, Fraternity Growth at H>i 

Convention, Delta Province iri.'J 

Dartmouth Chapter's New House ^h'^ 

Dartmouth College ■ir>S 

Dartmouth, Present Chapter at 470 

Football, Phi Delta Theta in L't;<> 

Founders, Graves of Deceased ")().'{ 

Fraternity Growth at Columbia University WI4 

Fraternity Records ( Wisconsin Alpha and Beta) HWl 

Fraternities at McGill :i7() 

General Council Meeting at Chicago l.T) 

Graham, Charles P. f Pari mouth, '99) \\\ 

Graves of Deceased Founders .")().'{ 

Instal\ja^Q)\ of Kentuckv Kpsilon 11 

Install&Ciflttr of yiiebee Alplm . ;. : :I7.'> 

KentudUy State C\)llegt . . . .' : '.) 

Library, About the '_*:«» 

Martin. Frank iFmnkHn^ «i;>) Wl 

McGill Uni\ersitv :U5S 

McGill, Preliminary Yisir to :571» 

McGill, Impr<»sions o£ :iS*J 

McGill. Fraterni'ties atf . . . ;.- :i7n 

Miller, John Chapman ( Indiana, ''>o) 49H 

Mitchell, J. A. ( Ohio, 'OW > ir,(» 

Mitchell, Samuel Williamson (A/iatfti, 'r»7 • 41'7 

Monogram, A Mysterious o07 

Morrison Celebration *»'>1 

Morrison Celebration, Kchoes of Xioi* 

Mysterious Monogram, A r>()7 

New Hampshire Alpha 4<».*> 

Parsons, James Lamon (IndiaMaf»olis, '7(>) 4i»S 

Phi Delta Theta Chapters and Clubs L'4L' 

Present Chapter at Darlmoulh 470 

Poindexter, Joseph William ( Texas, MM) 4^m; 

Stansel, Harry Howard (Syracusr, '02; 1 •"> 

Vacation, Phi Meetings in H» 

Wars, Phi Delta Thetas in Recent L'O 

Wocxls, Judge William Allan ( JVabash, '.V.O 7 



Alumni Club Correspondence 117, 20.S, 3L'6, 418, 544 

Chapter Correspondence 05, 175, 2'.K), 389, 513 

Collegiate - 122, 220, 335, 438, 54(5 

Editorial ..:..: Ol, 170, 283, 384, 508 

Hellenic ' 124, 224, 338, 441, 559 

Personal 1 19, 20<i, 329, 431, 54«5 

The Pyx 128, 231. 343, 449, 5(>0 


Bachman, Capt., of Lafayette 2t)9 

Banning, Kendall K Dartmouth, '02) 472 

Birdseye View of the McGill Campus 380 

Bond, N. P. I I ermont, 'a5) 495 

Chipman, C. P. kColb\\ '05) 2<i;^ 

Chipman, G. W. {Co'lbv, '02) 437 

Columbia Chapter, 11H)1 238 

Dartmouth Chapter. 1902 471 

Dartmouth Chapter House 453 

Dartmouth College Views 4()1 

Davidson, J. M. {PitrdiWy Ml2) 273 

Dickinson Chapter and Faculty Members, \\m 02 399 

Drake, R. T., Grave of 504 

Franklin Phis in Football 275 

Gardiner. W. G., Jr. (^Pennsylvania, '02) 2t>() 

General Council, nHK)-02, at Chicago. Thanksgiving, 1900. . . 134 

Gettysburg Chapter 7rt 

Graham, C. P. ^Dartmouth, '99) 13 

Hapgood. H. J. {Dartmouth, '90) 407 

Hunter, E. H. {Dartmouth, '01 ) 4«H 

Hope, Captain Howard, of Washington 281 

Iseman, L. L. (LaFayvtte) 277 

Kansas Chapter, 1901 and 1902 1(H), 541 

Knox Chapter, MH)2 53.') 

Lindgren, Captain, of Illinois 208 

• McKenzie. A. A. {Dartmouth, '91 ) Am 

Miller, J. C. (Indiana, '55), and Three Sons 500, 501 

Martin, Frank {Franklin, '95) 102 

Miller, Captain, of Purdue 271 

Mississippi Chapter. I*H)I 321 

Mitchell. J. A. ( Ohio, '03) 101 

Minnesota Chapter, lWl-02 427 

McGill University, Royal Victoria College for Women 303 

McGill Campus 3<M) 

McGill Engineering Building 309 


McGill Library Building. 

McGill Old Medical Building 375 

McGill University. New Chapter at, and the Phi Delta Thetas 

who Installed It 377 

McGill, Birdseye View of the Campus :tS() 

Morrison Celebration, Members of Phi Delta Theta at ;;5(> 

Morrison Tablet at Westminster 'M\\ 

Northwestern Chapter, 1902 533 

Ohio Chapter 90 

Park, Captain, of Auburn 270 

Paskins, Harry H. ( Franklin, '03 205 


The State College campus is situated on the southern por- 
tion of the city. It comprises fifty-two acres, and is artis- 
tically laid out in drives, walks and lawns, and planted 
with a choice variety of shrubs and trees. Those who travel 
and know speak of it as one of the most beautiful of south- 
ern college sites. On the campus, besides the flower house, 
two experimental green- houses, the commandant's cottage 
and the president's house, are seven buildings : the main 
building, in which are the offices of the business manager and 
president, the chapel and recitation rooms; south of this is 
the chemical building, and to its rear the science hall, new 
dormitory and engineering hall; to the northeast of the 
main building, the old dormitory, one of the first buildings 
erected; northwest of this the new gymnasium, just erected 
and equipped at a cost of $30, 000. On this side of the 
campus is the old historic Maxwell spring. This spring's 
large stream fills a lake, which is drained in summer, but 
during the winter season its ice is the popular skating 
rink of the city. Across this lake are the athletic grounds 
— two and a half acres — containing a track and grand stand. 
On these grounds most of the state's track records have been 
made, and some southern records broken. Here Centre and 
Central have chosen neutral ground to fight football battles, 
before they joined their forces as one team. Here Kentucky 
State, with a firm stand for purity in athletics, trains each 
year the defenders of the blue and white. In 181)5 this 
team was the state champion of the gridiron In IS^.^S this 
team won 180 points without the loss of a goal score. The 
track teams have never met defeat in the state inter-collegi- 
ate meets, and Alford, in the hundred-yard dash, Campbell, 
in the hurdles, and the Smith brothers, in the pole vault, 
are well known as southern athletes. 

Kentucky vState has been recognized as a fraternity in- 
stitution, and K A, 2 X, 2 A E. K S, n K A and last, but the 
first to make an economic, enthusiastic success of a chapter 
house, 4> A 0. 

State College, as an engineering school, competes with 
Purdue and others of the first ranking technical institu- 
tions, but the college has more men studying the classics 
than engineering, and almost as many in the scientific 
courses. The in.stitution is growing into a well-balanced 
university. The promoters of Transylvania had a plan to 
make it the head of a large number of academies placed in 
each county of the state. State College as a state school 
stands at the head of the public school system, and each 


year some new accredited high school sends its graduates to 
the freshman class. Each year brings the college a surpris- 
ing prosperity, a larger, better roll of students and a wealth 
of support. Practically made within the past ten years, 
she has been growing, expanding, even beyond the plans of 
that hopeful legislative committee. Her foundation is now 
secure, and her growth a certainty. The endowment fund 
gives annually $125,000; last year the state legislature ap- 
propriated the money for two buildings, the gymnasium and 
the ladies' hall. The needs for a new building for chemis- 
try and physics, another dormitory and a larger chapel will 
cause them to be built in the near future. Plans for the 
starting of a good law college in Lexington are being con- 
sidered by the college trustees. 

There is no state better able to support educational insti- 
tutions; Kentucky has sufficient wealth and sufficient edu- 
cational sentiment. When the wealth is channeled, and the 
sentiment aroused and united she will endow a university to 
command the whole south. There is no land so fertile and 
so resourceful as the Blue-grass, no people so generous to 
educational efforts. Lexington is the capital of this fertility, 
the social queen of this reople; no city is better endowed to 
foster such a university, and the south has no institution 
with broader plans for its foundation than are in the work 
and purpose of State College. 

Robert McD. Ai,len, Kcjitucky Epsilon, '00. 


The initiation and installation of Kentucky Epsilon of 4> A 
were held at the hall of Lexington lodge No. 1, F. & A. M., 
Lexington, Ky., Saturday night, May 25, 1901. Bro. Hubert 
H. Ward, Ohio State, '90, president of the general council, 
presided at the initiation, while Bro. Frank P. Kenney, 
Central^ '93, performed the duties of secretary; Bro. Robt. 
J. McBryde, W. and /,., '95, president of Beta province, was 
warden; Bro. Peyton B. Bethel, Centre, '\yj , was reporter, 
and Bro. Sidney V. Rowlands, Jr., Centre, '02, was chap- 
lain. The men who were dubbed Phis were the following : 

T. L. Richmond, of Germantown, Tenn., '01 , twice presi- 
dent of the Union literary society, president of the Ken- 
tucky inter-collegiate oratorical association and captain in 
the college battalion. 

George Ewell, of London, Ky., '02, manager of the 


baseball team, member of the football team and captain in 
the college battalion. 

W. G. Campbell, of London, Ky., '02, captain of the 
baseball team and sergeant-major in the battalion. 

L. D. Threlkeld, of Salem, Ky., *02, twice president 
of the Patterson literary society, secretary and treasurer of 
the inter-collegiate Oratorical association, in 1899 winner of 
the Patterson medal for oratory, the Crum medal for de- 
claiming and the inter-collegiate medal for declaiming. 

W. E. Gary, of Hopkinsville, Ky., '02, captain of the 
second football team and student assistant in the United 
States bureau, appointed by Secretary Wilson. 

A. M. Swope, of Lexington, Ky., '03, secretary of the 
athletic association. 

R. M. Allen, of Lexington, Ky., president of the Union 
literary society in 1900, winner of the medal for oratory in 
1898, representative of State College in the inter-collegiate 
oratorical contest in 1899, winner of second prize in the 
Chautauqua contest in 1899, and first in the same in 1900; 
captain in the college battalion in 1900. 

Bruce Campbell, of Lexington, Ky., '03; John Craig 
Shelby, Lexington, Ky., '04; R. W. Ellis, New Castle, 
Ky., '03, and Leonidas Ragan, '00. 

Following the initiation came the banquet at the Phoenix 
hotel, to which the following Phis sat down : Centre — J. D. 
Hunt, '57, C. S. Brent, '63, J. M. Scott, '64, W. R. Clay, 
'85, W. C. Scott, '95, P. B. Bethel, '97, A. R. Cook, '97, 
Lovell Yerkes, '99, R. S. Green, '02, S. V. Rowlands, Jr., 
'02, J. C. Lee, '03, C. A. Gourley, '03, C. B. Schoolfield, 
'03, J. P. Cochran, '04, June Hunter, '04, J. M. Cochran, 
'04, P. T. Barbour, '04; Central— yi. H. Guerrant, '92, F. 
P. Kenney. '93, W. W. Kenney, '94, J. M. Bains, '97, W. 
F. Land, '01, L. B. Herrington, '01, C. B. Chatham, '01, 
T. M. Mourning, '02, F. P, Kiser, '02, S. W. Glenn, '03, 
C. T. Chatham, '03, Wm. Woodbury, '04, E. P. Smith, 
'04; Kentucky State— ^l. A. Scovell, R. McD. Allen, '00, 
Leonidas Ragan, '00, T. L. Richmond, '01, W. G. Camp- 
bell, '02, G. W. Ewell, '02, L. D. Threlkeld, '02, A. M. 
Swope, '03, W. E. Gary, '03, R. W. Ellis, '03, B. R. Camp- 
bell, '03. J. C. Shelby, '04; Ohio State— YL, H. Ward, '90; 
Virginia — G. S. Shanklin, '83; Washingto7i aiid Lee — R. 
J. McBryde, Jr., '95; Missouri — J. H. Shouse, '99; Mercer 
— C. W. Wimberly, '03; Indianapolis— V . A. Davidson, '01. 

Bro. Jouett H. Shouse presided as toastmaster. These 
toasts were responded to : ' Kentucky Epsilon' — R. J. Mc- 


Bryde; 'The Bond'— Hubert H. Ward; * Kentucky Alpha* 
—Peyton B. Bethel; 'Kentucky Delta'— L. B. Herrington; 
* Phi Tau'— R. McD. Allen ; * The Lexington Alumni '— 
Geo S. Shanklin. 

Bros. M. A. Scovell, J. M. Scott, Frank P. Kenney and 
Lovell Yerkes made informal talks. Much chapter house 
enthusiasm was manifest, and confidence in the unfailing 
supremacy of Kentucky Epsilon and Kentucky Alpha- 
Delta was strikingly apparent. Never did a chapter have 
a more encouraging inaugural, and never was one started 
under more favorable circumstances. Enabled to lead from 
the start among the fraternities at Kentucky State College, 
Kentucky Epsilon has opportunities of growth by no means 
limited, and her presence will strengthen 4> A © throughout 
the state and throughout the south as nothing else could. 

A movement was started at the banquet to install an 
alumni club at Lexington. 

No chapter yet installed in either of the colleges at Lex- 
ington has attracted so much attention in the city and the 
colleges. Each of the three morning papers had pictures 
of the new chapter, and devoted from two to three columns 
to the report of the installation. 


In the death of Charles Pratt Graham, Dartmouth^ '99, New 
Hampshire Alpha loses one of its most loyal and beloved 
members, and one in whom the chapter had confidence for 
a bright and useful future. He was born in Colebrook, N. 
Y., March 10, 1876, where he spent his early life. He later 
moved to St. Johnsbury, Vt., and was graduated from the 
academy at that place in 1895. He entered Dartmouth the 
following spring, where he was one of the most popular and 
talented men in his class. He became editor-in-chief of the 
Dartmouth Literary Mo?tthIy, was a member of the mandolin 
club, and of the Casque and Gauntlet senior society. He 
was his chapter's delegate to the semi-centennial convention, 
at Columbus, Ohio, in 1898. After graduation he traveled 
extensively through England, Scotland, France, Switzerland 
and Italy. On his return in May, 1900, Bro, Graham en- 
tered the editorial department of Ginn & Co., but six 
months later became associated with Bro. Alfred Bartlett, 
Dartmouth, '94, in the publication of the Cornhill Booklet 
of Boston. 

On the second day of September, this year, Bro. Graham 


left Boston to spend a brief ^■acation with his parents at 
Island Pond, Vt. On the fifth of September he fell ill with 
appendicitis, later 
typhoid fever devel- 
oped, and be died 
September 10. The 
interment was at 
Colebrook, N. H., 
September Ul — the 
day of the burial of 
President McKin- 
ley. He is survived 
by his father and 
mother, and by one 
sister, the wife of 
Bro. KdwinO. Gro- 
v^\ , Dartmouth '\S\. 
A classmate and 
intimate associate 
says of Bro. Gra- 
ham : 

When « man loses a 
friend he grieves for 
his own lost conirade- 
shi{) Hntl for as much 
beside as his comrade 
was worth to the world . 
classmate, the first 

of us all 1< 

die, \ 

true friend— truer no 
'll!<. uian could ask — but he 

was so much more that 
we can nut limit onr Hoirow to personal feeling;. Since I first came to 
know liim as a freshman his dt^velopinent lias been steady and well- 
balanceil. TlioiiKh he died with his wurk scarcely t>e};un, as it nmst 
1iav« Hcenicd tolnni, I think I do not err in belicviuK that his (promise 
of uscfiil achievement was very ({real. He jiiineil imagination and 
cultivated tiiste to well- ili reeled ani)iition. When J last saw him, a 
year and more «)("• ''^ ^'>"' ^i*'' "' the insi^iratinn which a winter on 
the continent had hroiifjht him. Now he is dead. I knew him well 
in many ways and in two lands, but 1 never knew him except as a 
clear-brnined, warm-hearted, happy-iialured youth and man, who had 
no part in either deceit or fear, but who tempered anibitloii with hu- 
mor and sturdy common sense. Kksiiai.i. Ranntng. 



Harry H. Stansel, '02, was killed at Herkimer, N. Y., 
August 19, 1901. The circumstances uuder which he met 
death were peculiarly sad. He had just returned home 
from Frankfort, N. Y., 
where he had been to sub- 
mit plans for the building 
of several houses, when 
the whistle at the round 
house sounded an alarm 
of fire. He immediately 
went to the scene of the 
fire and was in the near ) 
vicinity of the round house | 
when a quantity of pow- 
der was ignited. The 1 
concussion that followed 
caused a large quantity 
of dynamite stored in the 
building to explode, and 
the combined shock pro- 
duced terrible results, 

hurlipg the structure and 

contents in all directions h. H. Stanskl, Syr 
and killing six men. 

Bro. Stansel, when found, was pinioned to the earth by 
timbers and fragments of the building, and so badly burned 
and mutilated was his body that it was some time afterward 
before he could be identified. 

The sad intelligence of his tragic death came to the mem- 
bers of New York Bpsilon and those who knew him, as a 
shocking blow and it is hard for us to realize that he has 
joined the Chapter Grand. He was prominent in student 
activity, a thoroughly conscientious student, and possessed 
all those qualities of manliness that command respect and 
admiration. As a Phi he was most enthusiastic and loyal, 
and at all times had the best interests of the fraternity at 

Bro. Stansel's home was in Herkimer, where lie was born 
January 26, 1876. He entered Syracuse University with 
the class of 1902 and was pursuing a course in architecture, 
in which line of work he showed especial ability, 

Guy Comfort. 



One great advantage enjoyed by the member of a national 
fraternity is the possibility and probability of meeting mem- 
bers of his brotherhood in any part of the country. This 
is a privilege much more rarely accorded to the member of 
an eastern or southern fraternity who happens to venture 
out of his native section. * A has flourishing alumni 
clubs in Boston and Seattle, in Minneapolis and New Or- 
leans. A Phi may go to a popular summer resort, to a 
political convention, to an exposition, to a big football game 
or a boat race — anywhere, and nine times out of ten he will 
meet other Phis. This year, as last, the Phis who went to 
Europe return to tell of brothers met on ship board or in 
foreign countries. Three times during the past summer 
when the number of Phis meeting was rather large, a 
Scroll reporter has happened to be present. 


The world student conference at Northfield, June 28-July 7, 
1901, was one of the largest and best student conferences 
ever held there. Men from many colleges and of various 
fraternities and of no fraternity, gathered there under the 
tuition of master-minds to learn methods and to get deeper 
personal insight into spiritual truths that they might use 
again in the work of the years to come. The spirit of 
harmony that pervaded all was wonderful. We seemed to 
be united in one grand brotherhood having a common pur- 
pose. This Northfield spirit held the sixteen loyal Phi 
Delta Thetas who were at the conference and helped to 
strengthen the great bond of friendship and brotherhood by 
which we are joined. Pleasant, indeed, was our intercourse. 
If we have any regrets at all, they are because more Phis 
were not there and because we did not meet more often. 
In the Brown delegation 4> A was represented by five men. 
Vermont sent three Phis among a delegation of seven. If 
every chapter in the east could send two men and the larger 
and nearer chapters could send four or five men to North- 
field it would be a great thing for those who went and an 
inspiration to their brothers in the chapters with whom 
they would associate during the next year. One can learn 
more of what the other chapters are doing in an hour of 
conversation with Phis from other colleges than from a 
dozen of the very excellent chapter letters one reads in 
The Scroll. More than that, forming the acquaintance 

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of a number of Phis at a place like Northfield performs in 
miniature one important office of a larger convention by 
broadening one's idea of the size of the fraternity and the 
reality of the friendship that binds <l> A together. So we 
of the fraternity who have been at Northfield and enjoyed 
its many benefits, social and spiritual, hope that more Phis 
will avail themselves of such opportunities in the future. 
The following Phi Delta Thetas attended or visited the con- 
ference: Dr. H. C. Mabie, Chicago, T>8: F. P. Turner, 
Vanderbilt, '91; \V. W. Brockman, Vandcrbilt, 'SO; E. D. 
vSoper. Dickinson, '1>N; W. T. Sparhawk, Dartmouth, *1)3; 

D. W. Marvin, Williams, '()!; H. K. Laub, Lafarette, 'O;]; 
\V. E. Beadle, Imon, '04; A. F. UfTord, Vcrmoiit, '01; G. 

E. Robbins, Vermont, '08; H. F^ Cunningham, l^ermont, 
'04; L. L. Drurv, BroTcn, '02; J. Holmes, Hfown, '02; H. 
Natsch, Jhoi.n, '02; B. H. Buxton, Ihoini , '04; C. F. Sav- 
age, BrO-iKH, '04. H. \\. CUNNINCxHAM. 


Phi Delta Theta was decidedly in evidence at the intercol- 
legiate regatta at Poughkeepsie last July. This is true not 
only of the i^ensonnel of the various crews, but of their 
management and of the many college men who filled the 
town during the regatta week. Ivverybody was continu- 
ally moving about, and it was impossible to keep a frater- 
nity registry-book or even to make an approximate esti- 
mate of the number of Phis who attended the races. The 
following men, however, were recognized and added to the 
excitement and gaiety of the week: Columbia — Dr. Elias 
G. Brown, '!m;, Dr. Frederick G. Zinsser, 'cSU, Clarence F. 
Bell, 'IM), Bernard M. L. F;rnst, *1)9, Josephs. Biihler, *01, 
R. P. Jackson, '02, William S. Blun, '02, George S. Par- 
sons, '02, Clinton E. Fisk, '02, L. L. Savage, '04, FMwin 
H. Updike, 'Ol, John vS. Macder, '01, and luigene Pitou, 
Jr., '04; (irttyshun^ — Edward B. Hav, '0.3; Syracuse — Rev. 
Frank F. (Vray, '91, Walter W. Westall, ''02; Lafayette 
— Rev. John V. Williamson, '9S; C C. N. }'. — Lewis E. 

A. Drummond, 'S.S; Pennsylvania — H. IC. Pepper, '04, Clar- 
ence B. Kugler, '02; Cornell — FMwin C. Bovnton, '87, 
William B. Newton, '97. John W. Ihldcr, '00, Clarence 

B. Kugler, '02, William C. Pruvn, '0:;, Philip F. Ballinger. 
'08, John P. Frenzel. Jr., '08, Stuart Hazlewood, '08, 
Albert R. Coffin, '04; Wisconsin— Vl^^xV Banta, '04, Kenneth 
Tanner, '04; r;//^^/— Gail B. Jenkins, '03, FMwin S. C. 
Harris, 'SC. and John D. FMwards, '00; Geon^ia—^ , S. 


Blun, '90. Recapitulation — Columbia, 13 : Cornell, 9 ; 
Union, .*>: Syracuse, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, 2 each; 
Lafayette, Gettysburg, C. C. N. Y. and Georgia, 1 each; 
total 3o. 

As has been rehearsed in The Scroll before, Jacksop 
rowed bow in the Columbia 'varsity, Updike and Maeder 
rowed with the freshmen, and L. L. Savage was manager 
of the freshman crew, besides being a judge at the finish on 
the stake boat. Fish, '02, stroked his freshman crew but 
quit rowing this year on his physician's advice, while H. 
H. Huffaker, Central, '98, was on the second 'varsity until 
he was called west. Banta and Tanner were both substi- 
tutes on the Wisconsin 'varsity and would have rowed with 
the Wisconsin freshmen, had they participated. Pepper 
was captain of Pennsylvania's freshman boat; Ballinger, 
Hazlewood and Frenzel were all in the Cornell 'varsity 
boats, with Coffin as stroke in the freshman. Pruyn was 
a 'varsity substitute. Five Phis were in the winning boats. 

B. M. L. Ernst. 


4> A was, of course, well represented among the visitors at 
the Pan-American exposition. Every member of the fra- 
ternity returning from Buffalo has a report of two to three 
Phis from neighboring or remote chapters w^ho were en- 
countered on the exposition grounds. Bro. E. A. Kinsey, 
Cornell^ '01, was in charge of the Locomobile exhibit and 
kept a register of Phi visitors. This list will be published 
in our next issue. Bro. A. H. Anthony, Case, 'O:], was also 
in charge of an exhibit. Bro. Luis A. Carbo, Columbia, '04, 
son of the minister from Ecuador to the United States, was 
commissioner- general from Ecuador. Bro. Frank W. De- 
Wolf, Chieago^ '02, was manager of one of the large restau- 
rants. Bros. R. C. Gaige, Columbia, '08, and J. S. Biihler, 
Columbia, '01, were also present most of the summer. 
There were four or five Phis among the West Point cadets 
during their visit; Bro. Coffin played a star game for Cor- 
nell against the Carlisle Indians in the vStadiuni. These all 
met many visiting Phis. 

The undergraduates were not the only Phi visitors, how- 
ever. The last week in August was selected as a common 
date of rendezvous for several of the older members of the 
fraternity, who lodged and ate at the same place, and did 
the sights of the * rainbow city' together. On Thursday, 
August 29, a number of them met at the Ohio building 


and enjoyed two hours of social chat, enlivened by frequent 
repetitions of the Phi yell. All registered carefully, and 
nobody else ventured to trespass on the * A page when 
we were done. Four ex-presidents of the general council, 
including two members of the present G. C, were present: 
Geo. Banta, Franklin, '7H fP. G. C. 1880-S2): Hugh Th. 
Miller, Indianapolis, '>>^ (P. G. C, 1894-90); Walter B. 
Palmer, Emory, '77 (P. G. C, 1890-98); Hubert H. Ward, 
Ohio State, 'i»0 { p. (>. C, 19<M)-02). Others were John B. 
Hallou, Woosier, '97, president of Delta province; C. A. 
Bohn, Wash i Hilton, '9.'i, editor of the song book; G. K. 
McMullen, Afirhii^an, '96, delegate to the Indianapolis con- 
vention in ISIM;' Tracy T. Allen, Alleghenv, '02; W. M. 
Crawford, Northi.rstern , '02; R. M. Merrill, 'Allegheny, '08; 
P. W. Howard, Dartmouth, '03; H. W. Davis, Washington 
and Jeffcrsoji, '04, and several of those named above. Bros. 
IC. A. Hill, Syracuse, '8/), and John Craig Shelby, Kentueky 
State, '0^, were also with members of the party earlier in 
the day. A pleasant feature of the reunions of the week 
was the presence of Mrs. H. H. Ward and Mrs. Hugh Th. 


The aim of this article is to present statistics. The part 
played by 4> A in the war with Spain, in the war in the 
Philippines, and in the operations in China, as to its inci- 
dents, the exploits and careers of those of the fraternity's 
men who have become famous or conspicuous thereby, and 
the wealth of interesting detail, has been told heretofore in 
The Sckdll with satisfying thoroughness. The present 
purix)se has been to compile a complete statistical record of 
the fraternity's men in the wars named, without attempt to 
recount in any detail particular events, incidents or items of 
interest. The aid of the general officers of the fraternity 
and of the individual chapters was sought, and was inval- 
uable in supplying missing details and rectifying errors. It 
is not to be supposed that the statistics now presented are 
complete or absolutely correct. However, care has been 
taken to procure all possible authentication of them, and 
there is reasonable assurance that the percentage of error 
is small. There follow the names by chapters of the Phis 
who were in the military or naval service during the Span- 
ish-American and Philippine wars: 



Private Edwin Emerson, Jr., *89, 1st U. S. V. Cav. (Rough Riders), 

later on staff Gen . Wheeler, Santiago. 
Private J. H. Macready, '89, hosp. corps, 1st Ohio V. I., Tampa. 
Private S. F. Van Pei.t, '01, 1st Ohio V. I., Tampa. 


Sergeant A. W. Gikford. '96, 160th Indiana V. I., Cuba. 
Private U. J. Griffith, '91, 161st Indiana V. I., Jacksonville. 
Private Austin FrNK, '9(5 [DeFauiv, '96), 159th Indiana V. I., hosp. 

corps, Camp Alger, Va. 
Private J. C. Pattkn, '99, Indiana Light Artillery, Porto Rico. 
Naval Cadet J. W. Fesi.ER, '87, U. S. S. Vermont. 


First Sergeant R. P. Dow, '94, 2d Kentucky V. I., Chickamauga. 
Private^Ton Hari^an, '93, 2d Kentucky V. I., Chickamauga 
(died Sept. 20, 1898) . 


Private Karl C. Banks, '00, U. S. A. 

Private H. D. Alfrey, '01, Indiana Light Artillery, Porto Rico. 

Kentucky Military Institute (inactive since 18o()). 

Brigadier-general H. V. N. Boynton, *58, U. S. V., Chickamauga. 
Master-at arms Samuei* F. Owen, '86, U. S. S. Yosemite, Cuba and 
Porto Rico (Michigan naval reserves). 


First Lieutenant F. E. Bamford, '87, loth Inf., U. S. A., Fort 

Huachuca, Arizona. 
First Lieutenant L. A. Curtis, '94, 22d Inf.. U. S. A., Manila (also 

private, 1st Wis., and 2d Lieut., 12th Inf., U. S. A.). 
First Lieutenant D. D. Thornton, '94, asst. surg., 1st Colorado V. I., 

Corporal John K. Rag land, '98, 5th Missouri V. I., Chickamauga 

(later 3d U. S. V. Engineers). 
Private Charles Sf:aman, '94, 2d Wisconsin V. I., Porto Rico. 
Private John H. Bacon, '97, 3d Wisconsin V. I., Porto Rico. 


First Lieutenant Clay Allen, '98, adj. 22d Kansas V. I., Camp 

Alger, Va. 
Sergeant Andrew Cooke, '99, 1st Illinois V. Cav., Chickamauga. 


Captain Edward Everts, 75, asst. surg., U. S. A. 
Sergeant-major R. L. Moorhead, '96, lo8th Indiana V. I., Chicka- 
Private Jesse B. Williams, '96, hosp. corps, U. S. A., Jacksonville. 

Ohio Wesleyan. 

Captein H. V. Stevens, '88, Tenn. V. I., Philippines (later 1st lieut., 

38th U. S. V. I.). 
First Lieutenant Guy E. Manning, '93 ( W. d- /.., '93), 3d Ohio V. I., 

Tampa (now 2d Lieut., U. S. A.). 


First Ijeutenant K. T. Miller, M».">. staff Brig.-gen. J. Warren Keifer, 

Private I^. B. Bowkhk, M)1, hosp. corps, 7th Army Corps, Jacksonville. 


Private ICinvARi> Middlktox, '1»7, Indiana Light Artillery, Porto Rico. 
Private Daniih. V. Noi.and, '(X>, 7th California V. I., San Francisco. 


Lieutenant Will D. Shhlhv, '!»">, acting asst. surg., 1st Army Corps, 

Corpfjral J. L. K<m;i;rs, '01, l-VJth Indiana V. I., Camp Alger (later 

hospital corps, Santiago; later, Manila. • 
Private JoSKi'H W. Kvans, '98, 4th Kentucky V. I., Lexington, Ky. 
Private M. V^. Gakhkr, '01, l."»mh Indiana V. I., Camp Alger, Va. 
Private E. S. Hriik'.ks, '(MK 15t»th Indiana V. I., Camp Alger, Va. 
Private R. I., M)2. 1st Kentucky V. I., Porto Rico. 


First Sergeant Lkandkr Stkkktek. '1m», X2d Michigan V. I., Tampa. 
Private Oscar W. (Vorknfh). 'US, :Wd Michigan V. I., Tampa 

■ Lan<>inii, M»7 ■. 
Seaman J. W. JrnsoN, '00, Michigan naval reserves, U. S. S. Yoaemite^ 

Cuba and Porto Rico. 
Landsman A. H. Kesslkr, '91, Michigan naval reserves, U. S. S. 

Vosfniitc, Cuba and Porto Rico. 


Private K. F. Flanders, '9S, 1st Illinois V. I., Santiago. 
Shellman Erk" M. LrnKCK, '<M), Chicago naval reserves, U. S. S. 
Onxon, Santiago. 

/V Pau:c. 

Captain Frank W. Fd.wvorthy, *94, asst. -surg., 34th U. S. V. I., 
Manila ■ also asst. -surg. lf>Oth Ind. V. I., Chickamaugai. 

First Lieutenant Jamks IT. Brown, 'S<i, iMst Kansas V. I., Chicka- 

Private Ars'iiN Fink, 'iXi [Indiana, ".M>), ir)9th Indiana V. I., Camp 
Alger, Va. 


Private H. C. Johnson, '1»7. Sth Ohio V. I., Santiago. 
Private H. L. Cmartkr, '9S, 7th Ohio V. I., Camp Alger, Va. 
Ensign L. R. Dk Stkuvkr, 'S7, U. S. »S. Mon/t^omrfy- 
Doctor I). W. Wi:f.cii, contract surgeon, Cuba and Philippines. 


Captain Eixvar Ri'SSKL, '82, T'. S. V. Signal Corps, Manila. (First 

Lieutenant, <»th Artillery, U. s. A.) 
Captain Glorc.k II. Ivxr.LiSH, Jr., '97, oth Missouri V. I., Chicka- 

First Lieutenant Harry B. Walker, '9.'?, 5th Missouri V. I., Chicka- 

First Lieutenant Rohkrt W. Brown, '9S, 4th Missouri V. I., Camp 

Alger, Va. 


First Lieutenant Raymond S. Edmunds, '91), 5th Missouri V. I., 

Second Lieutenant Royall H., '98, oth Missouri V. I., 

Second Lieutenant Arthur W. Brent, 'IX), 6th Missouri V. I., Cuba. 
Sergeant Gkorge F. Maitland. '98, 1st U. S. V. Engineers, Porto 

Private S. J. P. Anderson, '95, 1st Missouri V. I., Chickamauga. 
Private Horace B. Wii^liams, '98, 5th Missouri V. I., Chickamauga. 


Major Richard W. Johnson, '76, surgeon, U. S. A. 

Major Ben X. Smith. '90, judge advocate, U. S. V., Camp Gale, Cal. 

First Lieutenant A. B. Johnson, '72, 17th Infantry, U.S. A., Santiago 

and Manila. 
Private H. H. Potter, '01, 6th Illinois V. I., Porto Rico. 


Major H. W. Beck, '82 {Mississippi. '81), 3d Georgia V. I., Griffin. Ga. 
Second Lieutenant Graham L. Ligon Johnson, 11th Infantry, U. S. 

A , Porto Rico. 
Color Sergeant Anton P. Wright, '91 (Sncafur, '88), 2d Georgia V. 

I., Tampa. 
Sergeant Hkzekiah E. Wynne, '87, 1st Georgia V. I.. Chickamauga. 
Private John D. Munnerlyn, '87 (/iworv, 'HH), 2d Georgia V. I., 

Private Davis G. White, '98, Georgia Lgt. Art., Chickamauga. 


Captain J. R. Hodgics, '8^') {Mercei\ '85), 3d Georgia V. I., Griffin, Ga. 

First Lieutenant Lee W. Branch, '91. 8d Georgia V. I., Griffin, Ga. 

Sergeant A. M. Baker, '96, 1st Georgia V. I., Chickamauga. 

Private Julius Newman, '98, 1st Georgia V, I., Chickamauga. 

Private John D. Munneri.yn, '88 {Gcoriria^ '87). 2d Georgia V. I., 

Private Anderson Clark, '95(;1/<;7vy;-, '94), 1st Georgia V. I., Chick- 

loiva Wesiiyan. 

Captain J. W. Clark, '92 {loiva, '92;, 51st Iowa V. I., San Francisco. 
First Lieutenant W. H. French, '98, 51st Iowa V. I., San Franci.sco. 
Second Lieutenant E. W. Hearne, '94, 51st Iowa V. I.. San Francisco. 
Corporal K. C. Corley, '9«, 50lh Iowa V. I,, Jacksonville. 
Corporal F. W. Lambert, '97, 50th Iowa V. I., Jacksonville. 
Corporal Jason S. Randall, '99, 51st Iowa V. I., San Francisco. 
Corporal C. A. Hearne, '99, 51st Iowa V. I., vSan Francisco. 
Private C. O. Hooker, '99, 51st Iowa V. I., San Francisco. 
Private A. T Day, '00, hospital corps, U. S. A., Ft. Sheridan, 111. 


Captain J. R. Hodges, '85 {Emory. '85), 3d Georgia V. I., Griffin, Ga. 

Captain G. C. Conner, Jr., '93. ist Georgia V. I., Chickamauga. 

First Lieutenant R. C. Hazelhurst, '87, 1st Georgia V. I., Chick- 

First Lieutenant W. H. Winship, '90 {Auburn, '9(5), 2d Georgia V. 
I., Tampa. 


Private Andkrson Clark, *m {Emory, H»5.i. 1st Georgia V. I., Chick - 

Private R. L. SparKvS, '93, 1st Georgia V. I., Chickamauga. 
Ensign S. B. Palmkr, *90, surgeon, V. S. S. Annapolis. 

Wooster (inactive since 1897). 
F. S. McKiXNKY. hosp. corps, 8th Ohio V. I.. Santiago. 


Sergeant Frank G. Gardnkr, *91, 1st Illinois Vol. Cav., Chicka- 

Serg-aiit Mairu K F. Bayard, '02{Iiiinois, '01), 159th Indiana V. I., 

Corporal W. M. Purman, '95 f^Lchi^rh, 't»4), 1st U. S. V. Engineers, 
Porto Rico. 

Private N. C. Robbins, *91, Astor Battery, Manila. 

Private Charlks W. Carm.\x, '97, 71st New York V. I., Santiago. 

Junior Lieutenant Charlks A. McAi.i.iSTKR. '87, passed asst. engi- 
neer, U. S. S. Philadelphia, 

Ensign H. H. Morrison, '97 {^Columbia, '97), asst. engineer, U. S. S. 

Ensign W. H. Thomson, Jr., '98 {Washington, '98), asst. engineer, 
inspection duty, Elmira, N. Y. 


Major Ei)<;ar Jadwin, '88, iM U. S. V. Engineers, Jefferson Barracks, 

Color Sergeant Richard G. Holmp:s, '(H), 1st Colorado V. I., Manila. 
Sergeant Ernkst G. Smith, '94, 17th Infantry, U. S. A., Santiago 

and Manila. 
Private H. R. Douglass, '00, Pennsylvania Lgt. Art., Porto Rico. 
Junior Lieutenant Barron P. DrBois, '91, passed asst. paymaster, 

U. S. Navy. 


First Lieutenant W. S. Aijcx.\ndp:r, '77, 4th Artillery, U.S. A., Porto 

Lansing (inactive since 1898). 

Captain W. L. Simpson, '81, 6th Infantry, U. S. A.. Santiago. 
Sergeant Otis \V. Coij;, '99, .'Jlst Michigan V. I., Chickamauga. 
Private Oscar W. Gori.:nfi.o, '97 {Afichigan, '98), 32d Michigan V. I., 

Private Ralph W. Clark, '99, 31st Michigan V. I., Chickamauga. 


Major W. F. Starlky, Jr., '98 {Sewanee, '91), surgeon, 1st U. S. V. I., 

Captain E. W. Winkikld, '92 I Vanderbilly '89), U. S. V. Signal Corps. 
Private Th. C. Loncuno, '93, 1st Georgia, Chickamauga. 
Private Bknjamin A. WrkihT, '97, 1st Ohio Vol. Cav., Tampa. 

Ra ndolph - A f aeon . 
Private Roy Kkrn, '98, 2d Virginia V. I., Jacksonville. 


Buchiel (inactive since 18%). 

Private Charles Pleasants, *82, 10th Pennsylvania V. I., Manila. 
Private Gerald Brown, '00, 8th Ohio V. I., Santiago. 


Captain W. H. Oury, '97, 1st Nebraska V. I., Manila (now 1st lieu- 
tenant, 12th Infantry, U. S. A.). 

Captain W. H. Hayward, '97, 2d Nebraska V. I., Chickatnauga. 

First Lieutenant T. F. Roddy, '98, 2d Nebraska V. I., Chickamauga. 

First Lieutenant P. W. RusSELL, '98, 1st Nebraska V. I., Manila. 

First Lieutenant B. F. Whedon, '99, 1st Nebraska V. I., Manila. 

Second Lieutenant E. O. Weber, '9o, 1st Nebraska V. I., Manila. 

Second Lieutenant W. C. MenTzer, '95, olst Iowa V. I., San Fran- 

Second Lieutenant C. V. Ni'Sz, '95, 2d Nebraska V. I., Chickamauga. 

First Sergeant H. K. WHEELER, '97, 8th Cavalry, U. S. A., Ft. Meade, 
S. D. 

Sergeant L. A. Westerman, '97, 2d Nebraska V. I., Chickamauga. 

Sergeant G. R. Lewis, '97, .Sd Kentucky V. I., Newport News. 

Sergeant R. W. Haggard, '98, 2d Nebraska V. I., Chickamauga. 

Richmond (inactive since 1895). 
Captain C. M. Miller, '90, asst. surgeon, Virginia Vol. Inf. 


First Lieutenant Thaddeus B. Seigle, '84, 38th U. S. V. I., Manila. 
First Lieutenant H. E. GiCTTiER, '93. asst. surg., 10th Cavalry, U. S. A., 

Staten Island Hospital. 
Private Arthur E. Linhart, '89. 
Ensign W. H. Ulsh, '90, asst. surg., U. S. S. Yankton and U. S. S. 

Glacier, Manila. 
Ensign David M. Addison, '95, asst. paymaster, U. S. S. Scindia^ 


Washington and Jefferson. 

Captain Frank B. Hawkins, '(>(>, 10th Pennsylvania V. I., Manila 

(now 2d Lieut, loth Infantry, U. S. A.). 
Corporal C. W. Eicher, '96, 10th Pennsylvania V. I., Manila. 
Private H. W. Weirich, '97, 10th Pennsylvania V. I., Manila. 
Private Alexander Eicher, Jr., '99, 10th Pennsylvania V. I., Manila. 
Private W. E. Ralston, '01, 10th Pennsylvania V. I., Manila. 


Major Richard A. B.\rr, *92, surgeon, 1st Tennessee V. I., Manila. 
Captain E. W. WinEield, '89 ( Virginia, '92), U. S. V.. Signal Corps. 
Captain H. C. Alexander, "95, 4th Tennessee V. I.. Cuba. 
Private G. B. Baskerville, '01, 12th Infantry, U. S. A., El Caney. 
Private Paul Andrews, '90, corps of engineers. U. S. A. 
Private Cicero Nichols, '98, North Carolina V. I. 


Major M. W. Beck, '81 {Georgia, '82). 3d Georgia V. I., Griffin, Ga. 
Captain L. M. Sol'Thworth, '83, 2d Mississippi V. I., Jacksonville. 
Second Lieutenant Hiram Cassidy, Jr., regimental quartermaster, 
2d Mississippi V. I., Jacksonville. 



Major Edward L. Pinckard, 8(), 2d U. S. V. Engineers, Ft. Sheridan, 

Captain W. M. Walkkr, '93, oth U. S. V. I., Santiago. 

Captain Hknry M. Bankhkad, '<J7, oth U. S. V. I., Santiago flater 2d 
Lieutenant, 20th Inf., U. S. A., Philippines). 

Captain Rom.xink Boyd, 2d Alabama V. I., Jacksonville. 

First Lieutenant J. R. Vidmkr, '85, Adj., 2d Alabama V. I., Jackson- 

Second Lieutenant J. F. Crook, '89, 3d Georgia V. I., Griffin, Ga. 

vSecond Lieutenant Nathaniel R. Chambijss, 'WO, 8th Inf., U. S. A. 

Second Lieutenant W. U. Bankhkad, '93. 

Second Lieutenant W. C. Hark ins, '99, 5th U. S. V. I., Santiago. 

Sergeant A. S. Williams, '97, 2d Alabama V. I., Jacksonville. 

Corporal W. C. Banks, '95, 2d Alabama V. I., Jacksonville. 

Private JoSKPH F. Black, '98, 1st Alabama V. I., Jacksonville (died, 
hospital, Jacksonville). 

Junior Lieutenant, Raymond Stonk, '91, U. S. S. Alliance, 

Illimns Weslcyan (inactive since 1897). 
Captain Charlks C. Tkar, '83, 14th Minnesota V. I., Chickamauga 


First Sergeant M. M. Casic, '91, 3d U. S. V. Engineers, Macon, Ga. 
Private Edward L. Shinn, '9f), hosp. corps, Gth Massachusetts V. I., 

Porto Rico. 
Private Harry S. Murphy, '02, (Jth Illinois V. I., Porto Rico. 


Lieutenant-colonel J. B. McDonald, '91, Alabama V. I., Jacksonville. 

Major D. D. McLkod, '84, 2d Alabama V. I., Jacksonville. 

Captain H. C. Armstrong, Jr., '87, 3d Alabama V. I., Mobile. 

First Lieutenant Vinchnt M. Elmore, jr., 2d Alabama V. I., Jack- 

First Lieutenant W. H. Wtnship, '9H, Mcnrr, '9(), 2d Georgia V. I., 

Second Lieutenant J. T. Bullkn, '82, 2d Alabama V. I., Jacksonville. 

Second Lieutenant A. W. Jonks, '93, 1st Louisiana V. I., Jackson- 

Sergeant E. S. Lay, '9S, 2d Alabama V. I., Jacksonville. 

Private J. S. Padkn, Jr., '98, 2d Alabama V. I., Jacksonville. 

Senior Lieutenant L. W. Spratlim;. '8«), passed asst. surgeon, U. S. 
S. Columbia (now naval hospital, Yokohama). 


Private Frkd A. Harting, '99, reserve ambulance corps, 7tli Army 
Corps, Jacksonville. 


First Lieutenant F. J. Mills, '8(>, 2d U. S. V. Engineers, Honolulu. 

Dickinson . 

First Lieutenant Alkxandkr S. Porter. '87, asst. surgeon, U. S. A. 
(Retired for disability in line of duty June 8, 1899, with rank of 
captain > . 



Sergeant-Major Mahi.on F. Ivins. '01, 4tli New Jersey V. I., Seagirt, 

Private F. L. Krikbel. '98, 8tli Pennsylvania V I., Camp Alger, Va. 


Captain WvuK H. Forsythk. 'Wo, asst. surgeon 1st Army Corps, Cuba. 
Captain John W. Ward, '02, I^kI U. S. V. I , Philippines. 
First Sergeant R. G. Cc^usley, '00, 4th Missouri V. I., Camp Alger. 


Lieutenant Rupert C. Dewey, '02, 18th Minnesota V. I., Camp Al- 
ger, Va. 

Sergeant Loris R. Wright, '01, loth Minnesota V. I., Middletown, 

Iowa . 

Captain JESSK W. Clark, '92 {Iowa Wesleyan, '92), 51st Iowa V. I.. 
San Francisco. 

Major D. S. Fatrchild, Jr., '94, surgeon, 51st Iowa V. I., San Fran- 

Captain H. P. Wiujams, '95, chaplain, 51st Iowa V. I., San Francisco. 

Captain Charles S. Aldrich, '95, 49th Iowa V. I., Jacksonville. 

First Sergeant T. G. Fke, '00, 50th Iowa V. I., Jacksonville. 

Sergeant Clarence Baker, 'SH, ;M U. S. V. Engineers, Cuba. 

Corporal Frank B. Reid, '01, 51st Iowa V. I., San Francisco. 

Private W. G. Hicks. '97, 52d Iowa V. I., Chickamauga. 

Private Robert Ehy, '02. 51st Iowa V. I., San Francisco. 

Private Joseph H. Allen, '95, 49th Iowa V. I., Cuba. 

Private Frank C. Xeal. '99, commissary dept., 4th Army Corps, 
Porto Rico. 

Junior Lieutenant W. M. Garton, '9(), asst. surgeon, U. S. S. Neiv 

South Carolina (inactive since 1898). 

Captain James M. Kennedy, '84, asst. surgeon, U. S. A. 
Senior Lieutenant John B. Patton, '87, LT. S. S. Brooklyn (now U.S. 
S . Mon tgomety) . 


Brij^adier-general Frederick Funston, '92, U. S. A., Philippines 

(formerly colonel 20th Kansas V. I., Manila, and brigadier-general 

V. S. v.). 
Captain E. L. Glasgow, '90, ,%th U. S. V. I., Philippines (also 1st 

lieutenant 20th Kansas V. I., Manila). 
First Lieutenant E. H. Agnkw, '97, 20tli Kansas V. I., Philippines 

(later lieutenant U. vS. V. I., Philippines). 
First Lieutenant H. H. Secklhr, '9.S, 20th Kansas V. I., Philippines. 
Second Lieutenant Andrew Hudson, '99, 22d Kansas V. I., Camp 

Alger, Va. 
Corporal G. B. SiERER, '98, 22d Kansas V. I.. Camp Alger, Va. 
Corporal Geo. L. Licas, '02. 22d Kansas V. I.. Camp Alger, Va. 
Private W. O. Woods, '94, attacM staflF Gen. Miles. 

Hillsdale (inactive since 1898). 

Second Lieutenant W. M. French. '90, 2lst Kansas V. I., Chicka- 



Lieutenant-colonel Dkvereux Shiki«ds, *86, 2d Mississippi V. I., 
Jacksonville: later captain 21)th U. S. V. I., Philippines. 

Major W. F. Stari.ry, Jr., '91 ( Virginia, '98), surgeon 1st U. S. V. 
I., Galveston. 

Captain Randoi^ph Buck, '87, 2d Mississippi V. I., Jacksonville. 

Captain M. A. Rkkvk, '94, 3d Tennessee V. I., Chickamauga. 

Captain John B. Haden, '88 ^ Pennsylvania, '91), asst. surgeon, 12th 
New York V. I., Chickamauga. 

Captain R. W. Dowdy. '84, 22d Infantry, U. vS. A., Cuba. 

First Lieutenant Samuel O. Jones, '83, 5th Cavalry, U. S. A., San- 

First Lieutenant Oscar Wilder, '98, 1st Kentucky V. I., Porto Rico. 

Color Sergeant Antox P. Wright, '88 {Georgia, '91), 2d Georgia V. 
I., Tampa. 

Captain Cyrus S. Radford, '84, asst. quartermaster Marine Corps, 
U. S. S. Texas, 

Ohio State. 

Sergeant W. A. Kah, 3d Ohio V. I., Tampa. 
Private E. C. Grant, '01, Ohio Light Artillery, Chickamauga. 
Private F. S. Knox, '99, Ohio Light Artillery, Chickamauga. 
Private C. H. Woods, '98, 7th Ohio V. I., Camp Alger. Va. 


Sergeant Major Thomas T. Connally, '98, 2d Texas V. I., Jackson- 


Captain J. B. Hadkn, '91 ySexvajiee, '88), asst. surg.. 12th New York 

V. I., Chickamauga. 
Second Lieutenant David G. Anderson, 2d U. S. V. Engineers, 

Private J. C. Murtacwi. '94, (ith Pennsylvania V. I., Camp Alger, Va. 
Private H. G. Kimhall, '9(), Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Porto Rico 

(died Oct. 13, 1898). 
Private A. D. O'Brien, '97, 1st Pennsylvania V. I., Chickamauga. 
Private H. W. Reynolds, '98. 1st Pennsylvania V. I., Chickamauga. 
Private Hiram Miller. Jr., '99, Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Porto 

Rico (met accidental death in summer of 1900;. 
Private A. M. Stokes, '99, 1st Pennsylvania V. I., Chickamauga. 
Private Charles M. Doland, '01 ( Williams, '00), Pennsylvania Light 

Artillery, Porto Rico. 

C. C. .V. )'. (inactive since 1891). 

Captain Phillip H. Stern. '91, ">th U. S. V. I. 

Private F. S. An(;ell, '90 {Coliitnhia, '92) New York V. Cav., vSantiago. 

First Lieutenant OthoW. B. Farr, '92, 2d Artillery, U. S. A., Santiago. 


Private F. S. Anc.ell, '92 {C. C. A'. )'., '90), New York V. Cav., 

■Ensign H. H. Morrison, '97 (Cornell, '97) asst. engineer, U. S. S. 




Private E. P. Bailey, *97, 1st New Hampshire V. I.^amb. corps, Cuba. 
Private Wm. H. Mitchell, '98, reserve amb. corps, Ponce, Porto Rico. 
Private C. E. Carr, *98, reserve amb. corps. Ponce, Porto Rico. 
Private W. D. Turner, *98, hospital corps, Lexington, Ky. 

North Carolina, 
Captain W. W. Davies, Jr., '91, 3d Georgia V. I., Griffin, Ga. 


Captain David Y. Beckham, '96, 2d Kentucky V. I., Chickamauea. 
First Sergeant Joseph Evans, {Hanover), 2d Kentucky V. I., Chicka- 

Corporal C. C. Collins, *94, 2d Kentucky V. I., Chickamauga. 


Private Charles M. Doland, '00 {Pennsylvania, '01), Pa. Light 
Artillery. Porto Rico. 

Southwestern . 

Hospital Steward J. H. Foster, '9(>, 1st Texas Vol. Cav., San Antonio 

Washington and Lee. 

First Lieutenant Guv E. Manning, '93 {Ohio IVesleyan, '93), 3d Ohio 

V. I., Tampa (now 2d Lieutenant, U. S. A.). 
Private Leland C. Speers, '97, 1st Georgia V. I., Chickamauga. 


Corporal W. M. Purman, '94 {Cornell, '95), 1st U. S. V. Engineers. 

Porto Rico. 
Private A. B. Schwenk, '03, 5th Infantry, U. S. A., Philippines. 
Private D. F. B. Shkpp, '98, 8th Pennsylvania V. I., Camp Meade, Pa. 
Seaman Aug. L. Saltzman, '95, U. S. S. Badger, Santiago. 

Private James W. Smith, '02, 2d Massachusetts V. I., Cuba. 


Private B:. S. Tuttle, '98, 1st Rhode Island V. I., Camp Alger, Va. 
Private Thomas J. Griffin, Jr., '99, 1st Rhode Island V. I., Camp 

Alger, Va. 
Private Ernest H. Boynton, '00, New York V. I. 
Seaman Edgar F. Viles, '99, U. S. N. 


First Lieutenant H. P. Jones, '93, asst. surgeon. U. S. V. 

First Lieutenant C. H. Tebai-lt, Jr., '90, medical supply dept., San- 

Private A. K. FooTE, '96, 3d Virginia V. I., Camp Alger, Va. 

Ensign W. T. Clifverius, '94, U. S. S. Maine, U. S. S. Scorpion, and 
U. S. S. Solace, on the Maine when it sank, later at Guantanamo 
and Manila. 


First Lieutenant R. M. Wilson, '97, 1st Missouri V. I., Chickamauga. 


Private L. G. Coi.kman, M>8, 1st U. S. V. Cav. (Rough Riders), Santiago. 
Ensign W. H. Thomson, Jr., M»8 {ConwlL 'l*Hi asst. engineer, inspec- 
tion duty, Elmira, N. Y. 


First Lieutenant Frank H. Hamilton, M>.'), 2d U. S. V. Engineers 

Sergeant Mairich F. Bavard, '01 {Cornell, '02), loOth Indiana V. I., 

Seaman Willard O. Dowd, I'. S. S. Oiri^on (honorably discharged). 
Ensign Joskph A. Pkrrv, U. S. N. (not now in the service). 


First Sergeant Ai.HivRT M. Hopfkr, 'Ol, 100th Indiana V. I., Matanzas. 
Corporal Frank Hkni.hv, '00, 100th Indiana V. I., Newport News. 
Private Edwin Licnnox, ''.»0, lOOth Indiana V. I., Newport News. 
Private Franklin G. Tinolhv, '9.S, U. S. vSignal Corps, Jacksonville. 
Second Lieutenant F. C. Landkr, 'i»7. Marine Corps, Manila. 

( \lSl\ 

First Sergeant C. A. Gi.kason, '00, oth Ohio V. I., Tampa. 

Color Sergeant J. H. Byicrlv, 'Oo, 20th U. S. V. I., Philippines (also 

corporal 71st New York V. I., Santiago). 
Corporal R. D. 'OS, r)th Ohio V. I., Tampa. 

First Lieutenant JamksB. Ki-;mim:r, '00, 0th Inf., U. S. A., Philippines. 

Summary by chapters -Active : l.S — Alabama; 12 — Ne- 
braska, Iowa; 10 — Missouri, vSewanee, Auburn; 9 — Iowa 
Wesleyan, Pennsylvania; 8 — Cornell, Kansas; 7 — Mercer; 
() — Wisconsin, Hanover, Georgia, Kmory, Vanderbilt; '"> — 
Indiana, Lafayette, Washington and Jefferson, Purdue; 
4 — Michigan, Knox, Ohio State, Dartmouth, Virginia, Get- 
tysburg, Lehigh, Tulane, Illinois, Ohio Wesleyan; 3 — Mi- 
ami, Indianapolis, De Pauw, Central, Mississippi, Lombard, 
Dickinson, Brown, Washington, Case, Westminster, Ohio; 
2 — Centre, Wabash, Northwe.stern, Franklin, Chicago, Co- 
lumbia, Minnesota, Washington and Lee; 1 — Texas, Colby, 
North Carolina, California, Randolph- Macon, Allegheny, 
Vermont, Cincinnati, Williams, Southwestern, Amherst; 
— Union, Syracuse, vStanford. 

Summary by chapters — Inactive: 4 — Lansing ; 2 — Ken- 
tucky Military Institute, Buchtel, South Carolina, College 
of City of New York; 1 — Wooster, Richmond, Illinois Wes- 
leyan, Hillsdale. 

Summary by provinces : Alpha, 52; Beta, 2V); Gamma, 
42; Delta, 22; Kpsilon, 2(>; Zeta, M); Kta, 0; Theta, 1; to- 
tal, 2()1. 

Active chapters, 2(>0; inactive chapters, li»; total, 270; 
names counted twice, 10; actual total, 257. 


Summary by classes: Class of '58, one; '72, one; '75, 
one; *76, one; '77, one: '81, three; '82, three; '8:5, three; 
\S4, four: '85, four; '86, seven; '87, twelve; '88, five; '89, 
five; '00, nine; '91, nine; '92, six; '93, thirteen; '94, 
eighteen; '95, fifteen; '90, twenty-three; '97, twenty-two; 
'98, thirty-six; '99, twenty-two: '00, fifteen; '01, twelve; 
'02, six; '03, one; unplaced, eleven. 

Summary by stations* — Army: Chickamauga, 87; Cuba, 
:>»; the Philippines, 34; Jacksonville, 20; Porto Rico, 21; 
Tampa, 14; Camp Alger, 14; San Francisco, 1:>; Honolulu, 
2; Yokohama, 1; scattering (in U. S.), 41. 

Summary by stations — Navy: U. S. S, Yosemitt\ three: 
U. S. S. Oregon, two; one each on U, S, S. VenN07if, Ann- 
apolis, Philadelphia, Osceola, Yorktown, Glacier, Scindia, Al- 
liance, Columbia, Ne^v York, Montgomery, Texas, Maine, 
Scorpion, Solace, 

Summary by rank — Army: Brigadier-general, 2; Colonel, 
1; Lieutenant-colonel, 2; Major, 9; Captain, 84; First Lieu- 
tenant, 80; Second Lieutenant, 18; Sergeant-major, 8; First 
Sergeant, 9; Color Sergeant, 4; Sergeant, 17; Hospital 
Steward, 2; Corporal, 15; Private, 88. 

Summary by rank — Navy: Lieutenant, 2; Lieutenant 
(junior grade), 4; Ensign, 8; Naval Cadet, 1; Master-at- 
arms, 1; Seaman, 2. 

Naval Reserves: Seaman, 1; Landsman, 1; Shellman, 1. 

Marine Corps: Captain, 1; Lieutenant, 1. 

Percentage of commissioned officers, .45. 



Frank H. Masters, '00, 15»th Ind. V. I., Camp Alger, Va. 
Clarence W. Miller. '01, ir>9th Indiana V. I., Camp Alger, Va. 
John R. McGinnlss, '00, \oS) Indiana V. I., Camp Alger, Va. 

Ohio U'csieyati. 

Private C. C. Miller, '03, 4th Ohio V. I., Porlo Rico. 
Private W. M. Whitney, 'OS, 4th Ohio V. I., Porto Rico. 

Private E. U. Cave, '03. 8th Ohio V. I., Camp Bushnell. 

Corporal E. Rawson Dent, '04, 3d Georgia V. I., Griffin, Ga. 

Io7ca U'csiiyan. 
Private Adetus Gibson, '00, olst Iowa V. I., San Francisco. 

•Men who left the United States are counted at each foreign station; those who 
did not are counted only at their principal stations. 



Jtfusician B. M. Pate, '03, 1st Ga. V. I., Chickamauga; later 3d Ga. 
V. I., Cuba. 

Private Gko. W. Campheix, '04, Pa. V. I. 

Private Mkrrii.l G. Bakkr, '04, oth Pa. V. I., Chickamauga. 


Private Portkr G. Jon^:s, '04 {Purdue, '04), 100th Indiana V. I., 


First Lieutenant Chas. DkF. Chandlkr, '03, U. S. V., Signal Corps, 

Cuba (now Light Signal Corps, U. S. A.). 
Initiated after enlistment, 13; grand total, 270. 


Private Welunc.ton Harlan, Centre, '93, 2d Ky. V. I., Chicka- 
mauga. Died Sept. 20, 1898, Harrodsburg, Ky. 

Private Joseph F. Bi,ack, Alabama, '98, 1st Ala. V. I., Jacksonville. 
Died in hospital at Jacksonville. 

Private H. O. Kimbaij,, Pennsylvania, '90, Pennsylvania Light 
Artillery, Porto Rico, died Oct. 13, 1898, Philadelphia, Pa. 

JVar Correspondents. 

John Randolph Spears, Indianapolis, '72; with Admiral Sampson's 
fleet for Harper's Weekly. 

Richard Henry Little, Illinois Wesleyan, '95; Cuba and the Phil- 
' ippines for the Chicago Tribune. 

' Kd. L. Keen, Ohio Wesleyan, '91; Scripps-McRae League at Chicka- 

mauga and other southern camps, also at Manila. 

Edwin Emerson, Jr.. Miami, '89; Cuba and Porto Rico for the 
periodical press. 

Stanhope Sams, Vanderbilt, '81; Cuba for the New York Tinws. 

Willis P. Kinc, Jr., Missouri, '80; Tampa for Kansas City World. 

Civilian Clerks. 

H. A. DorOLASS, Central, '9o, chief clerk, commissary, Havana. 

J. J. Grkenleak, Central, '90, clerk commissary, 2d Ky. V. I., Lex- 
ington, Ky. 

Brooke Akmat, Washington and Lee, pay dept.. Havana. 

Marshall II. (xrEKRANT, Central, '92, clerk quartermaster's dept., 
Lexington, Ky. 

Clay Buntain, Xorthwestern, '9i»; C. M. Shepard, Ohio, 'tKi; M. C. 
Sl'MMERS, Lombard, '81; V .V .i\\\KS(^^, Alabama, '8(>; P. R. Cook, 
A'. M . /., '87; W. M. Smith, Dickinson, '87, all war department 
clerks at Washington, D. C, in service during the war. 

Publication on allied subject: "University of Missouri in 
the Spanish- American War," pamphlet, Geo. H. English, 
Jr., Missouri, *97, captain 5th Missouri V. I. 

Roy ALL H. Switzlkr. 



This is the fifteenth review of college annuals The Scroll 
has published. To diminish somewhat the forbidding length 
of a review covering more than thirty volumes, it will ap- 
pear in two successive issues, and in order still further to 
economize space, introductory comment will be practically 
omitted, as the readers of The Scroll understand by this 
time the advantages here offered of a closer view than chap- 
ter letters can give of the fraternity situation in Phi colleges. 
Reviews are offered now of the following annuals: 

lilio, Illinois, Cannibal ^ Lombard, 

Zodiac^ Emory, Cream and Crimson, Central, 

Oracle y Colby, Souvenir, Kentucky State, 

Debris, Purdue, Magazine, Southwestern, 

Liber DriiJiensis, Brown, Bijou, Ohio Wesleyan, 

Corolla, Alabama, Melange, Lafayette, 

Tyee, Washington, Sombrero, Nebraska, 

Michiganensian , Michigan, Cactus, Texas. 

For five years past The Scroll has been trying to secure 
a copy of the Illio for review; this year success crowned our 
effort, and through the kindness of Bro. Rutt, Illinois Eta's 
reporter, the chapter's copy of last spring's annual was bor- 
rowed. The Illio of the class of '02 comes in a crimson 
burlap cover that is unusually effective and different from 
any other we have seen. The technical name for the cover 
may be buckram and not burlap — that is what we call it on 
walls — but the effect is much better than that of the buck- 
ram of finer texture and smoother finish, so familiar in the 
bindings of all sorts of books. The contents of this annual 
are worthy of the cover. The frontispiece is the Illinois 
state building of the Pan-American. The illustrations are 
well done and well chosen, and the text shows that Illinois 
is a great and growing university. An ox yoke made by 
Abraham Lincoln, which rests in a case made from the oak 
floor of Lincoln's Springfield home, is one of the treasures 
of the institution, and a picture of this precedes portraits 
of early presidents of the university, a view of the campus 
thirty years ago, and glimpses of the magnificent library 
and handsome new agricultural building. It is evident 
that Illinois is proud of her history and of that of the 
state. The editor-in-chief of this year's Illio is a non- frater- 
nity man. The only Greeks on the board are the business 
manager (a <> F A) and Bro. E. L. Draper, son of President 


Draper, who comes in for many other distinctions and seems 
to have been as much of a prize to Illinois Eta as he was 
considered when she took him from all of her rivals, two 
years ago, after the * hottest spike' in her history. President 
Draper seems not to have belonged to a fraternity. His 
baccalaureate degree is LL. B. from Union University, in 
1871. His sketch of the university's history shows that 
while Indiana University began her career in 1820, Mich- 
igan in 1837, Missouri in 1840, Mississippi in 1844 and Wis- 
consin in 1848, Illinois did not start till 1867, and then 
merely as a land-grant agricultural school. Since the real 
life of the University of Illinois commenced, it has grown 
almost magically. The attendance in 1888 was 377; in 1892, 
583; in 1896, 855; in 1895, 1,585; in 1901, 2,502. The 
youth of the institution may be inferred from the fact that 
it has had but four presidents. A novel feature of the ar- 
rangement of the Illio is placing the literary department 
before the statistical. The president of '01 is a * F A, and 
the other officers are non- fraternity men. The president of 
'02 is a barbarian, Bro. James F. Cook is president of '03, 
and a <^ r A is president of '04. Considerable space is given 
to the medical department, the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, in Chicago, 128 miles away. * P 2, N 2 * (local), 
A K K, A E I (women) and n ^ © are the medical fraterni- 
ties. The pharmacal department is also in Chicago. The 
fraternities, with their number of undergraduate, resident 
and faculty members, respectively, are: 2 X, 24-15-1 ; K 2, 
20-11-1; '^ A0, 22-5-4; ATA, 22-6-3: A T H. 19-6-3; 
K A 0, 18-3-2; H B *, 27-6-8; ^ P A, 25-3-4; 2 A E, 22- 
3-2; K K P. 13-3-4; A X II (musical), 5-3-3; X H, 10. In 
the senior fraternity are Bros. Kemp and Kirkpatrick (del- 
egate to Louisville); in the junior (of 10 members), Bros. 
Ward, Tuthill, Duffy and Draper; in N E, Bros. Kirkpat- 
rick, Ward, Draper, Tuthill and Kimmel. Bro. Johnston 
belongs to ^ A Y, the honorary chemical fraternity, and 
Bro. Kemp to T B II, the honorary engineering fraternity. 
There is also an agricultural fraternity, A Z, claiming chap- 
ters in the universities of New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, 
Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. Other fraternities represented 
among the students by stray members are ^2K,Ar,r<>B, 
AAA and B © 11, the last named by three men who have 
been the nucleus of the unsuccessful band of Beta appli- 
cants. On the faculty A A *, A K E, ^ Y, * K ^, X *, A <> 
and * B K (recently chartered) are also represented. On the 
university band are Bros. Rutt and Fletcher (a delegate 


from Lombard to the Columbus convention). Bro. Cayou, 
Dickinson, '02, is on the glee club. Bro. Kemp is a cap- 
tain, Bro. Draper a first lieutenant and Bro. Siler a sergeant 
in the battalion. There seem to be no Phis in the literary 
societies or the oratorical association. The Y. M. C. A. has 
a membership of 325. Bro. Kirkpatrick is secretary of the 
students' dancing club, of which Bros. Johnston, Ward, 
Fletcher, Tuthill, Polk, Hatch and Kemp are also members. 
The president is a K i. The weekly is the ////>//. The 
editor-in-chief is an A T O and the business manager a * F A. 
The ofiBcers of the athletic association are barbs, but one of 
the three alumni members is a Phi, as is one of the three 
student members (the other two being a K 2 and a bar- 
barian). The graduate manager of athletics, Mr. Huff, is 
a K 2. The football captain was a barbarian and the man- 
ager a K 2 (Bro. Ward is manager this year). On the 
eleven <> A was represented by Bros. Cook, Cayou and 
Lindgren (captain this year). Illinois lost last year to 
Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and tied with Indiana 
and Northwestern, winning seven other games. The base- 
ball manager was a K 2. Bro. Johnston, formerly football 
captain, was captain, and Bros. Cook and R. B. Fulton were 
also on the team. Illinois lost but two games (to Michigan, 
from whom she won two) , and claimed the western college 
championship. Chicago, Northwestern, Iowa. Minnesota, 
Purdue and Beloit were defeated. On the track team were 
Bros. Siler and Cayou, each of whom won points in every 
meet held, except the western inter-collegiate. Each holds 
a university record. Phis who wear the 'I' are Bros. John- 
ston, Fulton, Cook, Lindgren and Cayou. Bro. N. C. 
Brooks, Kansas, '90, belongs to the golf club. He is on the 
faculty, as are Bros. Johnston, Greene and Piatt. In the 
roasts <> A comes in for a goodly share, claiming four let- 
ters of the alphabet in the 'primer.' A feature is *some 
summer styles,' in which members of the faculty appear in 
shirtwaists of various pronounced styles. It is evident that, 
in spite of the terrible handicap imposed last year by the 
typhoid fever epidemic, Illinois Eta maintains her leader- 
ship at Champaign, especially in society and athletics. 

It has been three years since The Scroll was favored with 
a copy of the Zodiac for review, but we learn from the preface 
of this year's edition that no offense need be taken, as three 
years have elapsed since one was issued. We have under- 
stood that the cause for this failure to publish laj' in college 
politics. The Zodiac confesses frankly that its purpose is to 


amuse and not to instruct, to portray the lighter side of col- 
lege life at Emory. The editor-in-chief is a member of X <>, 
and the business manager is a K A. Bro. I. S. Hopkins, 
Jr., represents us on the board, on which the non-fraternity 
men have two representatives and the fraternities one each. 
President Dowman, an alumnus of Emory, is a member of 
K A, his son belonging to the active chapter. * A is 
represented on the faculty by Bros. H. S. Bradley, Emory ^ 
'90, who is vice-president; Andrew Sledd, Randolph- Macon ^ 
'94; F. C. Brown, Chicago, '99; Marvin Williams, Emory, 
'94; A. G. Murray, Emory, '98, and two newly elected 
members, which gives the Phis seven on the faculty and 
probably breaks the record for any institution of Emory's 
size. The president of the senior class is not a Greek, the 
president of the juniors is a 2 N, and this is the only fra- 
ternity man among the class presidents, who are always 
known as duces at Emory. The sub- freshman president is 
a full-fledged 2 A E. The classes number: seniors, 42; 
juniors, 46; sophomores, 67; freshmen, 64; total, 278, in- 
cluding specials and sub-freshman (33) students and a law 
class of 12. The fraternities in order of establishment, in- 
cluding the active, resident alumni and faculty members, 
number as follows: X *, 14-1-2; K A, 23-0-3; * A 0, 14 
(and one pledged)-l-5; A T O, 18 (one a prep)-0-l; 2 A E, 
16 (one of them a prep) ; ATA, 10 (and two pledged) ; 2 N, 
22 (one of them a prep). The X ^ chapter roll shows that 
no chapter of that fraternity has been established since 
Texas was entered in 1892, and that the chapter at Vanderbilt, 
established in 1883, is dead. The letter Gamma is given to 
the Emory chapter (instead of Kappa, as in Baird). The 
* A © chapter is not as large as in former years, but is evi- 
dently made up of excellent material. Desirable new men 
are said to have been very scarce in the class of '04. The 
initiation of preps by A T H, 2 A E and 2 N is no credit to 
those fraternities. The ATA chapter is one of the few 
southern chapters of that fraternity, there being but seven 
in all, two of them in Georgia. The non- fraternity men 
have jealously looked after their rights and they enroll 24 
seniors, 12 juniors, 26 sophomores, 41 freshmen and most 
of the law and sub- freshman students. Their pictures are 
presented in three full-page groups. A feature of the social 
department of the book is two pages of half-tones of what 
are evidently some of the editors' best girls, with the under- 
line 'our favorites.' There is no denying that they are good- 
looking girls. A number of clubs have blossomed out since 


the Zodiac last appeared, most of them on the ribbon societ\' 
and N E order. The senior society is termed 'Naughty 
Ones,' the members being enrolled as sceleratores. Bros. 
Parks and Hopkins are members. The junior society, the 
'Innocents,* enrolls Bros. Marshall and Turnbull. Bros, 
Cavanaugh and Armisted belong to the 'Epicureans,' the 
sophomore society, while the 'Royals' apparently have both 
juniors and sophomores among their members. Bro. Cav- 
anaugh is one of these. Another junior society is known 
as D. V. S., and the freshman have their F A A, there being 
two Phi members, as usual. The literary societies still 
flourish at Emory, Phi Gamma dating from 1837, having a 
hall on the campus with a reading room and library of 2,000 
volumes. Few society, named for the first president of 
Emory College, came as the inevitable rival of Phi Gamma 
in 1889, being formed by fourteen seceding members of the 
first society. Few also has a hall on the campus. At one 
time the rivalry between the societies was so intense that 
new members had to be chosen alternately by a joint com- 
mittee. This arrangement is still theoretically in force. 
Of the four Phi seniors three belong to Few and one to Phi 
Gamma. Bro. Broom is on the editorial staff of the Plurnix, 
a 2 N being editor-in-chief and a non-fraternity man busi- 
ness manager. A T O is the only other fraternity repre- 
sented on the board. Bro. Hopkins is treasurer of the Pan- 
Hellenic club, which has four members from each of the 
seven fraternities. Bro. Hopkins is secretary of the Shakes- 
peare club. Two of the Phis on the faculty belong to the 
gun club. Bro. Brown is president of the instrumental 
clubs, of which two or three other Phis are members. There 
are four Phis among the sixteen members of the Atlanta 
club, which indicates that the Phis have a pretty good hold 
on that city. Emory belongs to the Georgia oratorical asso- 
ciation, which holds a contest in Atlanta each fall, partici- 
pated in by the three Phi colleges of the state (Georgia, 
Emory and Mercer), the School of Technology and the 
North Georgia A. and M. College. The contest last year 
was participated in by Bro. Legwen, representing the Uni- 
versity of Georgia; he was also president of the association. 
Bro. Hopkins is vice-president of the Emory association. 
Mercer usually wins these contests, and the Mercer orator for 
this fall is a Phi; but so is the Emory orator, and the result 
is doubtful. Georgia Phis deserve to be congratulated on 
their showing in oratory. Oratory and debate are not lost 
arts at Emory. At commencement in 1900 Bro. W. W. 


Lyndon took the medal for the best senior oration. Bro. 
Marshall was also a medallist. About half of the Phis be- 
long to the athletic association, whose president is a S A E. 
Bro. Brown of the faculty is treasurer of the association and 
director of the gymnasium. The Phis do not seem to go in 
for track athletics. Bro. Myers, however, is an athlete and 
a member of the baseball team, of which a 2 A E is captain 
and an A T O manager. Bro. Myers is manager of the 
junior nine and third baseman, Bro. Turnbull being also a 
member. Bro. Barnum is manager of the freshman nine, 
of which Bro. Bell is also a member. The basketball cap- 
tain is a K A. There are four class basketball teams, Bro. 
Bell belonging to the freshman team, which was victorious. 
Bro. Turnbull is manager of the tennis club, of which Bros. 
Myers and Brown are also members, and Bro. Turnbull 
played up lo the final set for the championship, which was 
won by a X ^. There are two fraternity tennis clubs. It 
is evident that Covington, a town connected with Oxford by 
a horse car line, plays the same role in relation to Emory 
that Mayfield does to Stanford. The faculty^'s prohibition 
of inter-collegiate football, in fact, any football at all,* is 
illustrated by a cut of President Dowman seated on an in- 
flated pigskin, which sundry players endeavor to push from 
under him while others try to pull him off of it. 

Colby keeps up her good record and furnishes the fifth 
successive copy of the Oracle during the present editor's 
term of five vears. This is volume 3o. The editor-in-chief 
is an A T ft, the business manager a Z ^. Bro. W. W. Drew 
represents <l> A ©. The classes, as usual, have separate or- 
ganizations for the women and the men who, however, have 
the same yell and colors. The senior, junior and sophomore 
presidents belong to A Y, and the freshman president is a 
member of A K E. There are two Phis among the freshman 
officers. The number of Greeks in collei^io and in urbe fol- 
lows : A K E, 26-18; Z ^, 21-23; A Y, 28-9; ^ A ©, 20-3; 
A T n, 14-8. The non-fraternity man at Colby is almost 
an unknown quantity, there being but three seniors who are 
not Greeks, two of these having been born in Burmah. 
Every sophomore is a Greek, all the freshmen but one and 
all the juniors but two are fraternity men. There is one 
stray A X. The girls have a sophomore society as well as 
two local fraternities. Bro. Towne had the parting address 
on class day, and was the first speaker at last commence- 
ment. Bro. Sturtevant was a speaker at the junior exhibi- 
tion, and Bros. Jones and Drew in the sophomore declama- 


tion contest. There were two Phis in the freshman prize 
reading, first place being taken by Bro. Boyadjieff. The 
president of the athletic association is a member of A Y; 
the baseball captain is a A Y, and the manager a A K E. 
Bro. Teague plays on the team. The football manager for 
1900 was a A Y, as was the captain. Bro. Atchley was a 
member of the eleven. Colby defeated Maine in one game, 
but was defeated in another, and lost also to Bowdoin and 
Bates. Bro. Doughty was a member of the track team. 
The Maine inter- collegiate meet was won in 1900 by Bow- 
doin, Colby being second. Bro. Drew is tennis manager, 
and Bro. Atchley is manager of basketball, Bro. Meserve 
being a member of the team. Bro. Cox was one of the three 
inter-collegiate debaters against Bates, the other two belong- 
ing to A T O and A K E. Bro. Drew is president of the chess 
club and vice-president of the Democratic club. The man- 
ager of the musical organizations is a Z ^. Bro. Teague is a 
member of the glee club. The president of the Y. M. C. A. 
is an A T H. The editor-in-chief of the Echo a A K E, and 
the business manager a A Y. Bro. A. J. Roberts, of the 
faculty, is a representative on the managing board. Bro. 
Severy was on the senior hop committee of three. The 
freshman class is evenly divided in numbers between the 
women and men. The order of Buffaloes claims a page, and 
the literary portion of the annual is quite extensive. The 
Oracle was printed and bound at Augusta, Me. Next year's 
issue will have a Phi for editor-in-chief. 

The other members of the Debris board evidently *had it 
in for' the editor-in-chief, for this year's edition is accom- 
panied by a loose leaf entitled * The Editor-in-Chief's Apol- 
^KYj* composed largely of italicized personal pronouns of 
the first person, singular. The apology is for having al- 
lowed some matter to creep into the book which was not 
written by the editor-in-chief and was consequently not up 
to his standard. The book is a handsome piece of work- 
manship, printed in two colors, with specially prepared ini- 
tials and unusually good illustrations. It is dedicated to 
Purdue's new president. Dr. W. E. Stone, who is a gradu- 
ate of Massachusetts Agricultural, Boston and Gottingen. 
There are three pages in memoria??i of Benjamin Harrison, 
who was a trustee of the university from July, 1895, to 
March, 1901. The closing sentence of the two paragraphs 
which accompany a fine portrait of General Harrison is, 
* His death is an irreparable loss, but the memory of his 
life is a priceless heritage which should be treasured by all 


future generations of students, for no loftier type of man 
can be raised up for the emulation of college youth than 
Benjamin Harrison.' Bro. R. S. Miller, '95, is still ^ A 0's 
only representative in the faculty. There are also members 
of A T 12, * K *, B n, A K E, 2 N, Z * and K 2. In the 
senior class, which has charge of the Debris, there were 
five Phis, five 5 X's, four K S's, three 2 N's one 2 A E and 
two ^ K ^''s. Each member's name is accompanied by his 
nickname. The senior class president was a non- fraternity 
mail, as was the sophomore and the freshman. The junior 
president was a ^ K ^. Among the class officers of all the 
classes there are but four fraternity men, one of these being 
a Phi. The president of the athletic association is Bro. J. 
M. Davidson, the vice-president being a 2 N. The only 
other fraternity man among the students on the board of 
officers or directors is Bro. Miller, representing the class of 
'03. The article on athletics calls attention plainly to the 
fact that the last two years have been unsuccessful and 
ascribes the cause to a lack of proper spirit and interest on 
the part of the student body at large; a plea is made for a 
revival in this respect. A list of thirty- nine wearers of the 
'P' is given, five of these belonging to ^ A 0, five to K 2 
(three of these being undergraduates), three to 2 N (one 
undergraduate), three to * K 4^ (two undergraduates) and 
one to 2 X. The football schedule for 1901 includes games 
with Chicago, Illinois, Case, Illinois Wesleyan, the Indiana 
colleges and (on Thanksgiving day) Northwestern. The 
football manager is a member of the faculty. The coaching 
was largely graduate. The captain for last year and the 
year before was a Phi, Bro. E. C. Robertson, and a Phi 
captain has been elected for next year. Bros. Davidson, 
Miller and Robertson were on the eleven, the only other 
fraternities represented being K 2 with one man and 2 N 
with two. Purdue's best games during the season of 1900 
were those she played against Chicago (5-17) and Michi- 
gan (()-ll), the latter game nearly going the other way. 
In the game with Rose Polytechnic Captain Robertson estab- 
lished a new world's record by seven field goals from place- 
ment. The baseball captain was a member of K 2, as was 
the first baseman. Bros. Laidlaw and Robertson were again 
on the nine, the other five members of which were non- 
fraternity men. The team of 1900 won ten games and lost 
five, winning the state championship. The basketball team, 
so the Debris says, is the 'newest and most promising team 
in school.' It won each of the eleven games played, with 


a score of 368 points to opponents' 120. The three frater- 
nity men on the team were members of ^ A 0, K 2 and 2 N, 
the captain and manager belonging to K 2. There were no 
Phis on the 1900 track team, but two on that for 1901. The 
new * K * chapter has quite an athlete, who holds three 
Purdue records. Two are now held by ^ A 0, and one each 
by 2 N and K 2. The special illustrations for the Debris 
are all done by Purdue students, and very artistically done. 
The fraternity chapters have undergraduate, resident and 
faculty members as follows : 2 X, 17-23-0 ; K 2, 14 (one 
pharmacal)-10-l; 2 N, 16-0-3; * A 0, 26-13-1; 2 A E, 18 
(one graduate)-l-0; * K *, 18 (one graduate )-l-2. The 
Phi chapter is evidently the strongest in every respect, ex- 
cept in the number of local alumni. We have all through 
this review replaced the name of the local society, B K K, 
with that of the general fraternity, * K ^, which chartered 
the former in June. In the TBI! chapter list we find one 

* A from the faculty, and one, Bro. Charles D. Porter, at 
the head of the list from '02 as Wilbur scholar. T B n now 
has seven chapters, having entered Wisconsin (1899) and 
Case (1900) since Mr. Baird's book was printed. The lit- 
erary societies at Purdue control the college paper and prac- 
tically control the annual, which means that nearly all the 
editors are non-fraternity men. In the Irving society (the 
oldest one) there is a B IT (from Wabash), one ^ K ^ and 
one * A © among its 27 members. The Carlyle, Irving's 
chief rival, has 18 members, of whom 2 belong to 2 Nand 2 
to * K ^. The Emersonian is a younger society, with 23 
members, including one ^ K 4^. There is a society for the 
women students, with 30 members. These societies give 
annual entertainments in April. The only fraternity men 
on the Debris staff of fifteen are Bro. H. R. Wilson, ad- 
vertising manager, a 2 X and a K 2. On the Debris staff 
for next year we are represented by Bro. C. D. Porter; 
2 A E, 4> K ^ and 2 N also being represented. The only 
fraternity men on the Expo7ient board are two members of 

* K *. ^ A © is represented in each of the departmental 
societies, which is not true of any other fraternity. The 
president of the electrical society is a stray * F A from In- 
diana University. 4> K ^ has the vice-president and 2 A E 
the treasurer of the Y. M. C. A., in which we almost hesi- 
tate to say * A is still unrepresented. Hesitation would 
be due to remarks called forth in previous years by the same 
statement. Bro. Bartholomew is manager of the glee and 
mandolin clubs, on which there are two Phis and one mem- 


ber each of 2 A E, K 2, 2 N and A T O (a stray member). 
In the senior class statistics we find that 34 have taken the 
mechanical course, 24 the general science, 22 the electrical, 
15 the civil engineering and 9 the agricultural. The aver- 
age age of the class is 22.7. Bros. Laidlaw and Mace were 
voted the two neatest men in the class, and Bro. Robertson 
one of the most popular. West La Fayette is connected 
with the fascinating city of La Fayette by a long embank- 
ment known as 'The Levee.' Among the roasts is a page 
devoted to 'The Order of Levee Drillers,' whose officers 
consist of 'chief straggler,' 'an instructor in the art of 
avoiding telegraph poles,' and a 'demonstrator in rolling 
down the embankment.' Their motto is 'We won't go home 
till morning.' Of the 24 members just half are fraternity 
men. We again hesitate before going on to declare that 
* A has her share. We are pleased to note, however, 
that we have no undergraduate members of the 'jockey 
club,' of which two members of the faculty and the Y. M. 
C. A. are dubbed honorary members. The only fraternity 
members of 'The Telephone Club,' whose membership is 
evenly divided between the sexes, are two Phis. In a 
group of pictures showing 'where students live' is a view of 
the interior of the ^ A house. There are six or seven 
pages of interesting snap shots of local scenes and incidents 
in college life, in which ^ A has her full share. We note 
from the calendar that Bro. Robertson was presented with 
a medal on March 5, 1901, for his achievement the previous 
fall in place kicking. 

The 43d volume of Liber Briineiisis has a very artistic 
brown cover. Its board is made up of fourteen seniors rep- 
resenting the various fraternities at Brown, with fourteen 
juniors similarly chosen as associate editors. Bro. W. L. 
Frost is managing editor this year, a X ^ being business 
manager. Bro. George Burdick is our junior editor, and 
will be editor-in-chief next year. The preface asserts that 
this is the best annual Brown has issued during the present 
century, and expresses gratitude to Brown University 'for 
furnishing the finest spirit and environment in the college 
world,' to the fortunate few who read the preface and to the 
board of trustees for non-interference. There are 19 can- 
didates for the degree of Ph. D. and 58 for that of M. A. 
Among the latter are 28 women, about half of them being 
graduates of Smith, Wellesley and Vassar. Bro. Harvey 
is president of the senior class, and Bro. Washburn vice- 
president. Bro. Holmes is president of the junior class, the 


president of the sophomores being a A K E, and of the fresh- 
men an A T 12. Bro. Savage is vice-president of the fresh- 
men. The women students have separate class organiza- 
tions. In fact, the system at Brown is one of co-ordinate 
education. A part of the illustrations are by Bro. Frost. 
The fraternity enrollment of undergraduates and resident 
alumni (faculty members being included in the latter) fol- 
lows: AA*, 2.5-96; A*, 20-38; *Y, 17-155; B0n, 28-43; 
A K E, 3()-87; Z *, 21-71; A X, 18-63; A Y, 27-62; X *, 
23-47; * A 0, 29-26: A T 12, 30-18; ATA, 26-12; K 2, 
26-3; * K (local), 21-31; K A 0, 22-15; A B (local), 23-32; 
A 2 (local), 18-13. A full-page picture is given of the * Y 
house, which would seem to indicate that the chapter house 
is a possibility at Brown. The X ^ chapter continues to 
exist independent of the general fraternity. The local so- 
ciety of * K is said to be composed entirely of Catholic stu- 
dents, as one might infer from the distinctly Hibernian ring 
to almost all their names. The women's college is known 
as Pembroke hall, and its two local sororities of A B and A 2 
were founded in 1893 and 1896, respectively. The Camnia- 
rian club, the senior honorary society, has two Phis, Bros. 
Harvey and Washburn, among its 15 members. The 
other fraternities represented are Z *, A K E, A Y, X *, A 
A ^ and A ^, only two of these (A A ^ and A ^) having 
more representatives than * A 0. n K, a junior society just 
revived, has Bro. Buxton (delegate to Louisville) as one of 
its 12 members. N E has just appeared and does not an- 
nounce its members. In the chapter roll given for that so- 
ciety we note chapters at C. C, N. Y., Vermont Medical 
and Trinity, in addition to those usually given, but find no 
mention of a number of other chapters established by this 
irresponsible organization in recent years. The eight stu- 
dents that were prepared at the Phillips Exeter academy 
form the Andover club, of which Bro. Paige is a member. 
Bro. Burdick is president of the Sears reading room, of which 
Bro. Newcomb is vice-president, and Bro. Harvey one of 
the three directors. Bro. Harvey is an officer of the press 
club, Bro. Frost secretary of the chess and checker club; 
Bro. Holmes is corresponding secretary, and Bro. Abbott 
treasurer of the Y. M. C. A., of which Bro. Natsch is also 
a prominent member. Bro. Gardner is secretary and treas- 
urer of the debating union, of which a A ^ is president. 
Bro. Gardner was captain and Bro. Mclntyre the freshman 
member of the freshman-sophomore team of three that de- 
bated with the freshman -sophomore team of Holy Cross. 


Bros. Salomon and Buxton are members of the yacht 
club, Bro. Paige is secretary of the musical clubs 
and a member of the glee club and quartet. Bro. 
Frost is artist of the Bmnonian, the college monthly, 
and Bro. Harvey editor-in-chief of the Brown Daily Herald, 
of which Bro. Frost is an editor and Bros. Newcomb and 
Drew associate editors. This gives us 4 Phis on the edito- 
rial boards of 12 members. Of the other members of the 
board, A A ^, Z * and A Y have two each, A K E has one, 
and one is a non- fraternity man. Bros. Newcomb and Holmes 
were members of the junior week committee and Bro. Bux- 
ton of the general prom, committee. Bro. Abbott was on 
the sophomore hop committee. Of the board of directors 
of the athletic association Bros. Harvey and Buxton are two 
of the four undergraduate members. The coaching was 
graduate. Brown won from Chicago, 11-6, and from Dart- 
mouth, 12-5, but lost to Pennsylvania, 0-12, Princeton, 
5-17, and Harvard, 6-11, and was tied on Thanksgiving by 
Syracuse. Bro. Washburn writes the review of the foot- 
ball season and says that there is probably no eleven in the 
country that plays a more trying schedule than the Brown 
team, as she has no institution near her which is her dis- 
tinct rival; being in a class with Cornell and Lafayette, 
games should be had with them. At present games are 
played with stronger and weaker colleges and there is no 
one game that means everything. Bro. Washburn was cap- 
tain of the eleven, on which Bros. Abbott, Melendy and 
Newton also played. The baseball team of 1900 won for 
Brown the undisputed second place among college nines, 
many critics placing her first, Caspar Whitney saying if 
any team has a right to dispute the leadership with Prince- 
ton it is Brown, which against the larger colleges made an 
equally good if not a better record. 'To Libe Washburn's 
pitching,' Liber Bncnensis says, 'we owe in a great part the 
above stated position.* Yale and Harvard were defeated 
twice each, and with Princeton and Pennsylvania Brown 
broke even. On the team this year Bro. Washburn was as 
usual the leading pitcher, Bro. Abbott playing right field. 
The captain is a member of A ^, and the manager a A Y. 
The manager of the track team is a A Y and the captain a 
K 2. On the track team were Bros. Tuttle in the low 
hurdles, Melendy in the shot and Washburn in the discus. 
Bro. Melendy holds the New England inter-collegiate record 
in the shot put. At the last meet we notice Bro. Klaer of 
Amherst, Squires of Williams, Archibald of Dartmouth, 


Phillips of Amherst, and Tuttle of Brown were place win- 
ners, besides Bro. Melendy, who took first in the shot and 
hammer and third in the discus. Among the wearers of 
the *B' are Bros. Cann, Abbott, Melendy and Washburn. 
There are three fables in slang by 'Lemon Ade." One of 
the fables is about a freshman named Dinah. *The Boys 
said that Somebody had Pulled the Plug out of Dinah's 
Think Tank, but the Girls said he was Great. ' This Dinah 
tried to be a sport, but could not stand the pace and joined 
the Y. M. C. A., through whose good offices he was elected 
usher of the glee club concert. In the second fable the Y. 
M. C. A. is given another thrust, when it is related that a 
would-be tough and prominent student failed to secure col- 
lege honors until he * Collected some Choice Spirits and 
Formed the Amalgamated Order of the Discontented.' This 
order 'elected Strangers to Office and Gave Others a Show. 
By turning loose a Few Membership Fees it destroyed the 
Y. M. C. A. as a Political Power.' The Hall of Fame is 
turned to advantage in the roasts. 

The introduction to the Vd^XCorolla is 'Go, little booklet, 
go, bearing an honored name, so that everywhere that you 
have went they will be glad that you have came.' The 
editor-in-chief this year is a D. K. E. , and the business man- 
ager a K 2. On the faculty are four Phis: Bros. Saffold, 
'87, Sayre, '94, Forney, '89, Lieut. V. M. Ellmore, Auburn, 
'95, commandant of the cadets. Bro. Conniff is stenogra- 
pher of the geological survey. Bro. Brown (delegate to 
Louisville) is president of the senior class, of which Bro. 
Walker is secretary and treasurer. Two of the officers of 
the junior class are Phis, the president being a K A. The 
freshman president is a 2 N, Bro. Coles is an officer of that 
class. Bro. McQueen is adjutant of the cadet staff, Bro. 
Forman captain of Co. A and Bro. Thomas second lieuten- 
ant. The other two captains are members of A T O and 
2 A E. The senior law class numbers 25 and includes Bro. 
Owen, who was delegate to Columbus. The junior law 
class numbers 30. The medical course is a four-year one, 
and the department is located at Mobile. There is a phar- 
macy department with a two-year course. Bro. Meigs 
represents us in the medical department. 4> A is first in 
the fraternity lists, and the enrollment of active, resident 
alumni and faculty members of the fraternities is: * A 0, 23 
(4 in the law department)-! 0-4; 2 A E, 21 (1 law)-o-l; 
A K E, 12 (3 laws)-8-l; 2 N, 20 (6 laws)-8-2; A T O, 15 
(2 laws)-12-0; K A, 25 (H laws)-6-l; K 2, 19 (4 laws)-l 


-0. It will be noted that K A runs considerably to the law 
department. She holds the presidency of the two law 
classes. Bro. Ross is a member of the glee club, of which 
a member of A T 12 is leader. Bro. ConnifiF was president of 
the Erosophian literary society, of which 14 Phis are mem- 
bers. Bro. Hughes was president of the Y. M. C. A., of 
which four Phis are members. Bro. Owen was president 
of the Mississippi club. There were last year 28 co-eds. 
Alabama belongs to the southern athletic association and to 
the gulf states oratorical association. In the senior and law 
german club there were 6 Phis out of a total of 20 members, 
two of these being ofl&cers of the club. There were three 
Phis in the sophomore german club, and Bro. Brown was 
president and Bro. Owen leader of another german club. 
There are two ribbon societies, four Phis belonging to each 
one, Bro. McQueen being president and Bro. Jordan vice- 
president of one. There are three Phis in the dramatic 
club. Bro. Jordan is secretary and treasurer of the athletic 
association, of which a D. K. E. is president. Bros. For- 
man, Stewart and Brown are on the nine, of which an A T 12 
is captain and manager. There are four Phis on the track 
team, of which K 2 has the manager and K A the captain. 
There are six Phis in the tennis club and four on the 'varsity 
eleven, of which Bro. Forman was captain and a 2 N man- 
ager. Alabama won two games from Mississippi and three 
from Auburn. Bro. Conniff is a member of the Crimson 
and White staff, of which a 2 N is editor-in-chief and a 2 A E 
business manager. In the literary department is a page de- 
voted to definitions, as: 'Crimson and White: a weekly 
treatise on things in general, its specialties being poetry 
and typographical errors.* 'Hazing: a college substitute 
for parental correction.* 'Professor: a modern form of the 
Spanish inquisition.' At Alabama the current synonym 
for 'cut' seems to be 'duck.' There are a number of refer- 
ences to the insurrection of last winter. 

The second volume of the Tyee marks quite an advance 
over the first number, which we reviewed last year before 
our Washington Alpha chapter had been established. Bro. 
Minkler is our representative on the board of editors, whose 
president is a non- fraternity man. Bro. Hanson is editor- 
elect for next year. We note that the college slang of Cali- 
fornia has been transferred to Washington, as 'josh' is used 
instead of 'roast,' and the nickname for members of ^ A 
is 'Phi Diddles. ' A josh like one which appeared in the Cali- 
fornia Blue and Gold a few years since asserts that the Phi 


Diddles will build a $5,000 house, theu a $7,000 one, then 
add three rooms to this. Bro. J. S. Dodge, Indiana, *00, 
was coach of the eleven and receives due mention in the 
calendar. Another incident brought out by the calendar is 
a prize fight between a member of 2 N and one of the appli- 
cants to B n, the principals being expelled later. The 
calendar also indicates that Bro. Caches was active in his 
work to secure the passage of the appropriation bill. On 
the board of regents we find Bro. Jos. Z. Moore, Miami, '67, 
now of Spokane. On the faculty are Bro. A. R. Priest, 
DePauw, '91, Bro. John B. Allen, Wabash, '67, former U. 
S. senator from Washington, a lecturer in the law depart- 
ment. The president of the senior class is a 2 N, of the 
junior class a non-fraternity man, of the sophomores a 2 N, 
while the vice-president of the sophomores and freshmen is 
a Phi in each case. Bro. French, Hillsdale, '96, is a mem- 
ber of the law school debating team. Bro. Hanson is first 
lieutenant and Bro. Rohlfs a first sergeant. The captains 
are non- fraternity men. The president of the athletic asso- 
ciation is a ^ r A. Bro. Minkler was on the football squad, 
of which, as has been mentioned, Bro. Dodge was coach, 
the captain being a 2 N. Bro. Minkler is on the junior 
eleven, and Bros. Thayer and Caches on the track team, of 
which Bro. Brightman was manager, a member of ^ F A 
being captain. In the meet with Whitman College * A 
took four of the eleven firsts captured by Washington, to- 
gether with a second and a third. In a meet with Wash- 
ington Agricultural the Phis took three firsts, two seconds 
and a third. Bro. Thayer was pitcher of the nine of 1900, 
of which Bro. Minkler was also a member, a 2 N being 
captain. Bro. Brightman was manager of the team of 1901, 
and a * r A was captain. There were two tenuis clubs, one 
of which had six Phi members and three Phi ofl&cers, in- 
cluding the president and the representative team. The 
rival tennis club had a 2 N president, and its team was made 
up of members of 2 N and 2 A E (O. W. U.) There is a 
rowing association, of which Bro. Minkler is secretary and 
Bro. Millett manager. Basketball is represented by a fresh- 
man team only. Two university records are held by Phis, 
and the relay team which holds the record had two Phi 
members. Bros, Caches and Thayer are wearers of the 
'W.' The cut which serves as an introduction to the de- 
partment of fraternities is a very good one, representing two 
grinning Creeks giving the grip with great hands which 
almost obscure the rest of the picture. The fraternities 


have in universitate, hi tirbe and in facilitate: 2 N, 17-10-2 ; 
4> r A, 19-11-3; * A 0, 20-13-1. There are three local so- 
rorities kuown as A K r, A and A A. It is understood that 
all the three have applied to national sororities. Another 
local fraternity, IT ©, has since obtained a charter from B 
n. Some fine pictures are given of scenery on Puget sound. 
Bro. Millett is a member of the students' representative 
council; Bro. Hanson is secretary of the debating council, 
of which he and Bro. Millett are members. Bro. Millett 
was a member of the debating team that debated against 
Washington Agricultural in 10(K), Bro. Hanson of that which 
met Idaho in 1901, and Bro. Millett of the one that met 
Oregon this year. Bros. Hanson and Brightman were on 
the inter-club debate, and Bro. Hanson on the freshman de- 
bate against the Portland high school. Bro. Hanson is 
treasurer of the oratorical association, and Bro. Ceis was a 
speaker at the last contest. Washington belongs to the 
inter-state oratorical league, along with Oregon and Idaho, 
and won the contest of 19(X). Bro. Millett is an associate 
editor of the Pacific Wave, the editor-in-chief being a 2 N. 
Bro. Earl is a member of the glee club and of the guitar and 
mandolin club. Bro. Millett was on the senior ball com- 
mittee. Bro. Hanson was treasurer of the Democratic and 
Bro. Millett secretary of the Republican club. Bro. R. L. 
Ewing, Ohio Wesleyaii, '02, was general secretary of the 
Y. M. C. A. We have here again a fable after Mr. Ade, 
beginning: *Once upon a Time a Big Thing from the Bunch 
Grass Country blew in at the Diploma Factory.' The theme 
of the fable is an office-seeking student who was successful 
by joining the Y. M. C. A. 

The Michigancnsian has this year as its business manager 
Bro. Blatt, '01, the managing editor being a B n. The 
president of the senior literary and engineering classes is a 
non-fraternity engineering student. The president of the 
law class is also a non- fraternity man, as were the presidents 
of the other departmental classes. Among the wearers of 
the *M' we find Bro. Begle in football. Among the wear- 
ers of the *0r are Bros. Eversman and Begle. The com- 
parative failure of the Michigan eleven of the season of 1900 
is ascribed by the editor to the difficulty of getting men out 
to try for the 'varsity. The material was there, but it was 
not on the field. Captain Snow of the eleven is an A A ^. 
Illinois and Indiana were defeated 12-0, Purdue ll-<^, and 
Notre Dame 7-0, but Michigan lost to Iowa 5-28, and to 
Chicago ()-15, while (strangest of all) she was tied by Ohio 


State 0-0. Bro. Tuck was on the '02 football team and Bro. 
McMuUen on the '04 team. Bro. Ward was on the '03 med- 
ical eleven. Bro. H. P. Whitney, Amherst, '97, who is a 
junior law at Michigan, was again first catcher on the 'var- 
sity nine. Bro. Eversman was captain and second baseman 
of the '01 nine. The track team of 1900 had Bro. Foster in 
the mile run, the captain being a 2 X. At the indoor meet 
in Milwaukee Bro. Foster took first in the half-mile run 
and Bro. Begle third in the forty-yard low hurdles. Bro. 
Foster also took a place at the A. A. U. games in Detroit. 
Michigan won the western inter-collegiate in 1900 by half a 
point over Chicago. The managing editor of the U, of M, 
Daily is a non-fraternity man, as is the managing editor 
of the Wrinkle, the comic paper. Bros. Chapin and St. 
Cerny were on the Wrinkle stafiF. Bros. Begle and Evers- 
man were on the senior reception committee, and Bro. Fox 
was chairman of the invitation committee for the junior 
ball, a member of Z * being general chairman. Bro. Foster 
was member from the junior class of the Washington's 
birthday committee, and Bros. Helmers and Lowrie of the 
senior commencement committees. Bro. Starr was accomp- 
anist on the glee club. Bro. Edward Begle was one of 
the vice-presidents of the students' Christian association. 
Michigan keeps up her record in debate, having won three 
more in 1901 from Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Chicago. 
She has lost only three debates in eight years; two to 
Northwestern in 1894 and 1895, and one to Chicago in 
1897. She has won first place in the northern oratorical 
league eight times out of eleven. Northwestern having won 
two contests and Oberlin one. Bro. Ward is vice-president 
of the Democratic club. The page devoted to the studenis' 
lecture association mentions the fact that ex-President Har 
rison announced his belief for the first time in public in his 
address at Ann Arbor, December 14, that the constitution 
follows the flag. The fraternity men are enrolled as fol- 
lows: X *, 19 in the university-4 in town-2 in the faculty; 
A A *, 29 (4 laws)-2-8; A K E, 29 (4 medics, 3 laws)-8; 
2 *, 13-4: Z *, 21 (4 laws)-0-3; ^ Y, 43 (9 medics, 1 law) 
-6; B n, 36 (4 medics, 1 law)-3-3; * K *, 25 (2 medics) 
-3-4; A Y, 30 (3 medics, 7 laws)-5-6; ATA, 12-2; 4> A 0, 
31 (5 medics, 6 laws)-2-l; 2 A E, 22; A X, 19-2; 2 X, 
41 (9 medics, 7 laws)-2-2. AAA and X 12 are the only 
general women's fraternities not represented at Ann Arbor. 
The inter-sorority society 12 *now claims chapters at North- 
western, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska. The devel- 


opment of this society is causing considerable discussion in 
sorority journals. ^ A ^ has two members from * A 0, 
Bros. Foster and Eversman, two each from B n, Z ^ and 
A Y, and one each from A A *, 2 A E and K 2. AX, which 
claims Benjamin Harrison as an honorary member, has one 
member each from K 2, * Y and A K E. Bro. G. A. Searcy 
is a member of the medical fraternity of * P 2. 

Lombard celebrates her jubilee year by issuing for the 
first time an annual. For some inexplicable reason it is 
named The CannibaL A portrait is given of Bro. C. E. 
Nash, who has been president since 1894, and through 
whose efforts the word 'college' was substituted for * uni- 
versity' in the title of the institution last year. A full his- 
tory is given of the college, which was named, it seems, for 
Benjamin Lombard, a Chicago banker, who endowed it in 
1855. A portrait and biography of Bro. E. H. Conger, '62, 
are also given. Bro. Conger was present at last commence- 
ment to make an address, and received the degree of LL.D. 
from his ahna mater. Among the successful alumni whose 
portraits and biographies are given, we may mention Bros. 
James B. Harsh, '66; Charles E. Hasbrook, '70; Judge S. 
P. McConnell, '71; Howard Knowles, '69; Amos Crum, '68. 
On the faculty we find Bro. E. L. Conger, '61, along with 
President Nash. The kodak views of the professors' houses 
and the college buildings are excellent. At the commence- 
ment of 1900 there were fourteen graduates. * A leads 
the fraternity lists. There are eight men in the group pict- 
ure accompanying the list, and two more were initiated on 
May 27. The list of fratres in urbe corresponds, of course, 
to that of the Knox chapter, and includes 41 names. 2 N 
has 15 undergraduate members, one of them being a Jap- 
anese, and 11 fratres ifi urbe. 2 N has one man on the 
faculty. One of the sororities is n B ^, which, we hope, 
leans toward 4> A 0, inasmuch as its rival, the local sorority, 
A H A, is said to be an auxiliary of 2 N. The Swan contest 
in oratory, which was won in 1888, 1891, 1893, 1894 and 
1897 by Phis, who also took second place in 1888, 1895 and 
1897, is still a feature of the college year. Five Phis be- 
long to the Erosophian literary society. There is a literary 
society for women and a contest in declamation for them 
exclusively. Bro. Tinkham is a member of the band, Bros. 
Gingrich and Bellot were members of the eleven, and Bro. 
Gingrich captain for 1901. The eleven defeated Iowa Wes- 
leyan and Monmouth, but lost its other games. Bro. Brown 
was a member of the basketball team, of which a non- 


fraternity man was captain. Bro. Gibson was a member of 
the nine, a non-fraternity man being captain. Lombard and 
Knox had each won two games of the series when the 
annual was issued. Monmouth had been defeated, and so 
had Illinois Wesleyan, The editors of the Cannibal were 
non-fraternity men, but they acknowledge timely assistance 
from the following Phis : President Nash, Dr. Conger, 
Bros. Brown, Tinkham and Smith. The annual is distinctly 
a most creditable piece of work for the first issue. Indeed, 
practically the only fault that can be found with it is its 

In the review of annuals last year we intimated that the 
reason our Central chapter had not favored us of late was 
that they had published no annual. We learned of our 
error just after the Louisville convention, when we received 
a copy of the Cream and Crimsoti for 1900. This would 
have been reviewed in the February number had it not been 
for the editor's illness, and we are glad to acknowledge the 
receipt of the issue for 1901, which of course has an added 
interest owing to the fact that it will be the last annual ever 
published by old Central, which will henceforth be merged 
with Centre College in the new Central University of Ken- 
tucky at Danville. The editors have had this in mind and 
very successfully so. This year's editor-in-chief is a non- 
fraternity man, as is the business manager. The historical 
sketch states that the decision to found Central University 
grew out of the loss of Centre College to the Southern Pres- 
byterian church. The new institution was opened at Rich- 
mond in 1874 and has since added medical, dental and law 
departments, as well as three preparatory schools. The 
medical and dental departments are located at Louisville. 
President Logan, Ce7itre, '54, is a Phi, as are Profs. Crooks, 
Central, '84, secretary of the faculty, and Smith, Central, 
'72, professor of physiology. The president of the senior 
class is a D. K. E., of the junior, a non-fraternity man, as is 
the sophomore president, while the president of the fresh- 
man class is a D. K. E. The Phis have officers in '08 and 
'04. Bro. Kiser is president of one of the literary societies, to 
which seven of the Phis belong, one Phi belonging to the 
rival society. Much space is devoted to the medical depart- 
ment, in which the medical fraternity of * X is established. 
The dental department supports a chapter of ^ O. The 
chapters have the following number of active, resident 
alumni and faculty members: 2 N, 10-11-0; A K E, 11 (3 
laws)-12-l; * A 0, 11-6-3. In the 2 N picture we find Mr. 


C. E. Woods, editor of the Sigma Nu Delta, who is evidently 
a tower of strength to the 5 N chapter. A K E has no 
sophomore members, and three of her seven upper classmen 
are law students. The * A g^oup includes most of the res- 
ident alumni. Bro. Eastman is a first lieutenant of cadets, 
Bro. Chatham is president of the athletic association, Bro. 
Kiser was a member of the eleven, of which Bro. Chatham 
was manager. Bro. Chatham was also captain and pitcher 
of the nine, as he is this year. In 1900 the Central eleven 
defeated Washington and Lee, Kentucky State and Han- 
over and tied Centre. Vanderbilt was the only team which 
defeated them. Bro. Herrington was secretary and treas- 
urer of the cotillon club, of which a member of S. A. E. 
was president. Among the arguments on the consolidation 
we find one from two young ladies of Richmond which runs: 
*If the college is moved to Danville we will not have any 
more Phi dances.* 

Kentucky State College is represented by a brochure of 
half-tones in the nature of a souvenir, from which we shall 
expect a more elaborate annual to evolve next year. This 
souvenir, as it calls itself, gives some very attractive views 
of the campus and college buildings, many of which we 
had hoped to present to our readers in this issue. A topo- 
graphic map of the campus also finds a place and would be 
a very convenient article of reference for new students in 
many institutions, we imagine. The chairman of the board 
of trustees, whose picture is given, is the youthful Governor 
Beckham, who is an alumnus of Central University. Among 
the faculty we find Bro. M. A. Scovell, who is director of 
the experiment station and who was one of the original 
body of applicants to ^ A from the University of Illinois, 
nine or ten years ago. The 2 X chapter, the oldest at Ken- 
tucky State, numbers thirteen members, but the influence 
of that fatal number is avoided by the addition of what is 
evidently the youthful son of some resident alumnus. K. A. 
presents a group of 15, while S. A. E. and K 2 number 14 
and 12, respectively. Our Kentucky Epsilon brothers num- 
ber ten, and it is no flattery to say that they are the best 
balanced and all-around best looking group of the series. 
The Kentucky State College eleven of 1898 seems to hold a 
high place in the hearts of the institution. Its record wns 
181 points won to none lost. Pictures are given of almost 
all the athletic teams of the last few years, including that 
of the track team of 1898, which scored an overwhelming 
defeat of the Cincinnati track team. Bro. Ewell is manager 


of the nine, and Bro. Campbell is captain for the present 
year. Bro. R. M. Allen, who is on the experiment station 
staff, was winner of the prize at the oratorical contest of 

The students of Southwestern issue no annual, strictly 
speaking, but the May number of the University Magazine 
is made to serve in some way the same purpose by the illus- 
trations and some of the articles which it contains. This 
year's issue has as its frontispiece a picture of the hand- 
some four-story stone building which is just being com- 
pleted. Southwestern won the Texas oratorical contest 
again this year. The literary societies at Southwestern are 
the San Jacinto and the Alamo. Bro. Davidson contributes 
an article on the 'Lost Cause' in this issue of the Magazine, 
Commencement was quite a Phi triumph this year, as first 
and second class honors fell to * A 0, along with the vice- 
presidency of the senior class. Bro. Davidson was a mem- 
ber of the lecture committee, and Bro. Wilcox of the nine. 
The women students receive their education in what is 
known as The Annex. Among the faculty we find Bro. W. 
C. Vaden. The college orchestra has four members among 
the co-eds, who also furnish a considerable portion of the 
mandolin club. Southwestern and Texas play very close 
games of baseball, but Texas won two games this year, the 
first, 6-3, and the second one, 6-5. Bros. Foster and S wen- 
son (delegate to Louisville) were presidents of the Alamo 
literary society. Bro. Langham was president of the fresh- 
man class. * A had 16 members. Her rivals are K A 
and K 5. 

Like the Sombrero^ the Mirage and Cap arid Gown, the 
Ohio Wesleyan Bijou has a way of appearing biennially, and 
this is its year. Bro. W. L. Robinson is assistant business 
manager^ the editor-in-chief and business manager being 
non- fraternity men. S. A. E., B 11 and * K * have asso- 
ciate editors. President Bashford of the university, who 
was prominently mentioned last fall in connection with the 
presidency of Northwestern , is a graduate of Wisconsin and 
has a Ph. D. from Boston and a D. D. from Northwestern. 
The university has tried to live up to its name with the aid 
of a medical department at Cleveland in addition to the 
musical and art departments at Delaware. The class of '01 
had Bro. Bayes, delegate to Louisville, as president in its 
junior year and Bro. Earhart as sophomore president. The 
presidents for the senior year belong to S. A. E. and * K *. 
Photographs and outline biographies are given for both the 


seniors and juniors. The Bijou is edited by the juniors. 
This year's president of that class is a ^ r A, the sophomore 
president is a non -fraternity man, and the freshman a ^ K ^. 
Bro. Buxton is vice-president of '04. The non- fraternity 
element is very strong and secures most of the elective 
offices. A number of pages are devoted to the medical de- 
partment, evidently with the purpose of increasing the sale 
of the annual among its students. This is true of a number 
of this year's annuals. The literary societies seem to flour- 
ish still at O. W. U. , there being nine of them in all. Three 
Phis are enrolled in the Amphictyonian, seven in the Chres- 
tomathean and five in the Zetagathean. The women stu- 
dents have three societies. Three of the nine societies are 
in the preparatory department. The enrollment of the fra- 
ternities is as follows, the number of resident alumni follow- 
ing that of the undergraduates in each case: B n, 14-11; 
5 X, 10-8; * A 0, 20-1; * K *, 11; A T A, 13-7; * T A, 
20-14; A T 12, 10-5; 2 A E, 20-2. * K * seems to have no 
freshmen and A T A no seniors, while A T 12 enrolls no jun- 
iors. Bro. Lowther is vice-president of the Y. M. C. A., 
the president being a * r A. Bro. Baird is first lieutenant 
and adjutant of the cadet staff, and Bro. Dolby is a first ser- 
geant. B n seems to be the leading military fraternity, 
while 4> K 4^ has the three second lieutenants. Bro. Haniill 
is a member of the cadet band. Bro. Hamill is editor-iu- 
chief of the College Trariscripi, of which Bro. Moore is a 
literary editor. The editor-in-chief for the coming year is 
a A T A and the business manager a B IT. Bro. Bayes 
was president of the senior lecture course committee, this 
being probably the highest elective honor in the university. 
The central oratorical league, composed of O. W. U., 
Cornell, O. S. U., Indiana and Illinois, held its second con- 
test at Cornell in 1899, and the winner, as the year before 
and the year following, was an O. W. U. man. This year 
West Virginia was admitted, and the winner of the contest 
held at Bloomington was a Hebrew student from Cornell. 
Bro. Pyle is president of the intercollegiate debating league, 
consisting of O. W. U., Western Reserve, O. S. U. and 
Ohio University. Bro. Skeel is treasurer of the league. 
O. W. U. has won three debates in the last five years and 
lost two. In the debate this year with Western Reserve 
two members of the team of three were Phis, as was also 
the alternate. Bro. Lowther is a member of the executive 
committee of the classical club, and Bro. Baird of the dra- 
matic club. Bro. Robinson is vice-president of the Re- 


publican club, Bro. Whitney is property manager of the 
athletic association, of which a <& K 4^ is president. On the 
baseball team are Bros. Kendrick, Pyle and Lowther, Bro. 
Kendrick heading the batting list. Bro. Pyle was elected 
captain for this year. Bro. Ewing was captain of the eleven 
and Bro. Whitney quarter-back. The champion class team 
in 1899 was the '02 eleven, managed by Bro. Ewing. The 
same team was champion in 1900, with Bro. Robinson as 
manager and Bro. C. C. Whitney as captain. Bros. W. M. 
Whitney, Edwards and Lowther were on the *03 team, of 
which the last named was captain. Bro. Braun was man- 
ager and right end of the freshman team. On the basket- 
ball team were Bros. Skeel and Miller, Bro. Buxton being 
substitute and Bro. Pyle one of the regular umpires. Bro. 
Skeel is captain of the track team. From a series of illus- 
trations in the department of roasts, it is evident that the 
classic game of snipe hunting is still practiced at O. W. U. 
The 'Freshman Primer* contains the following text along- 
side an appropriate illustration: 'Children, do you see those 
pretty girls? They are Sigma Alpli girls. Don't they look 
tired ? Yes, they are like the undertaker — rushed to death.' 
The 1902 Melange has a © A X as editor-in-chief, and Bro. 
B. H. Evans is one of the supervising artists. The non- 
fraternity men have four representatives on the board, one 
of them being assistant editor-in-chief. On the board of 
directors we find Bros. J. R. Hogg, '78, M. Radcliffe, '77, 
and C. Ph. Bassett, '83. Ex-Attorney-general Griggs is 
also a member of the board. On the faculty is Bro. S. B. 
Newton, Williams, '91, director of athletics. Lafayette 
College was chartered in 1826. It has graduated 1,809 men 
and registered 4,526 students; it matriculated last year 372 
men. In 1850 and 1851 there were but 26 students, and the 
freshman class in the fall of 1849 had but seven members. 
The class of '04 is the largest ever matriculated and num- 
bers 146 members. The youngest graduate, a member of 
the class of '00, was 19 years of age; the oldest matriculate, 
a member of the class of '38, was over 45 years of age and 
older than most of his teachers. The president of the 
senior class is a A Y, the junior president a A X, the 
sophomore a A Y and the freshman a 2 N. The Phis 
have two class officers. There are twelve graduate stu- 
dents, 68 seniors, 67 juniors, 92 sophomores, 138 fresh- 
men. One-third of the students take the classical course, 
another third the general and Latin scientific courses, the 
remaining third being entered in the chemical and engineer- 


ing courses. Two hundred and seventy of the students are 
from Pennsylvania, 49 from New Jersey, 21 from New York. 
The fraternity enrollment in collegio^ in urbe and infacuUate 
follows: Z 4^, 19-27-2; A X, 15-11-0; 2 X, 12-(>-l; ^ K 
♦^ 27-10-1; <& A 0. 20-11-1; X <&, 20-34; <& T A, 23-18; 
A Y, 24-13-2; 2 N, 15. N E claims one Phi member and 
knows of the existence of but 17 chapters of that organiza- 
tion. The non-fraternity juniors have an organization. 
The Franklin literary society is the oldest, and is closely 
followed by the Washington. The Phis are well represented 
in each society. Bro. Isett took second prize at the junior 
contest between the societies last year. Bro. Isett is presi- 
dent of the Y. M. C. A. and was one of the delegates to 
Northfield. Bro. Bachman is an officer of the Republican 
club. Bro. Isett is associate editor of The Touchstone, of 
which a A Y is editor-in-chief. The editor-in-chief of The 
Lafayette is a A X. Bro. Isett is stage director of the 
Sock and Buskin and a member of the executive committee; 
Bro. Smith is also a member of the club. Bro. Isett is leader 
of the glee club, of which Bro. Iseman is also a member. 
Bro. Roper is a member of the banjo club, and Bros. Isett, 
Iseman and Martin are on the chapel choir. At com- 
mencement, 1900, Bros. Bray and Tillinghast were on the 
program, i^ro. Bray was master of ceremonies on class day. 
Bro. Walter took second prize in the Washington oratorical 
contest. At the 1901 class day, Bro. Isett was prophet. 
Bro. Myers was a speaker at '02's freshman banquet, and 
Bro. Bachman at their sophomore banquet, Bro. Wenrich 
being chairman of the committee. Bro. Trout was a speaker 
at '03 sophomore banquet. Bro. De Waters was a member 
of the freshman banquet committee. The athletic associa- 
tion management is in the hands of the alumni, who have 
paid the debt against the athletic field and transferred it to 
the board of the college. The football manager is a O K ♦, 
and the captain a <t> F A. Bro. Bachman is captain this fall. 
The baseball manager is a Z ♦, and the captain a <& K ♦. 
The track manager is a O F A, and the captain a S X. Bros. 
Bachman and Trout were members of the eleven, of which 
Bro. Newton was coach. The eleven of 1900, so the editor 
says, was severely crippled by the graduation of Bros. Bray 
and Hubley. A writer in January Outing says, 'Barring 
the Princeton game, Lafayette's record is far better than 
Pennsylvania's or Cornell's.' This writer's all- American 
team for 1900 included Bro. Bachman as center and Bro. 
Starbuck, of Cornell, as fullback, with Bro. Trout as a line 


substitute. Princeton won her game with one touchdown, 
Cornell was defeated and Pennsylvania won by a score of 
12-5. Among the wearers of the *L* are Bros. Trout, Roper 
and Bachman. Lafayette's football record for the last eleven 
years is given. Bro. Hubley was captain of the baseball 
team last year, of which Bros. Bray and Bachman were also 
members. The baseball record is given for the last six 
years. Bros. Roper and Trout were members of the track 
team, Bro. Roper being also a member of the victorious 
class relay team. Bros. Roper and Trout won three firsts 
in the dual meet with Lehigh and one second, and a first, 
second and third in the meet with New York University. 
There are a number of eating clubs, three of which bear the 
names of fraternities: <& A 0, A X and <& K ^I'. The pict- 
ures of the junior class are grouped eight to the page and 
are strangely classified. The first eight are a *quorum in 
the Dutch colony,' next *social stars,' 'our athletes,' *our 
evangelists,' these being followed by 'others' and 'some 
more.' Bro. Evans was a member of the junior hop com- 
mittee. A portrait and biography of Stephen Crane are 
given, as he was once a student at Lafayette. In a repro- 
duction of the Tombstone (a burlesque on the Touchstofie) 
there is a very good tpke off on Mr. Frank Munsey's first- 
personal recommendations of his magazine as they frequently 
appear on the first page of the cover. The calendar has as 
its title ' Wahrkeit und Dichtung, ' 

This is volume six of the Sombrero, and its frontispiece is 
an unmounted photograph of Chancellor Andrews pasted 
along the top edge to a sheet of dark gray paper. The ded- 
ication is to the new chancellor. The Sombrero has three 
business managers and 26 editors-in-chief. One of the 
business managers is a <^ FA, and among the editors-in-chief 
are seven fraternity men. On the faculty is Bro. R. H. 
Wolcott, Michigan^ '90. Bro. Parmelee, '97, is a graduate 
student. The seniors' names are given in autograph, but 
the juniors' are printed in plain type. In spite of the mul- 
tiplication of fraternities at Nebraska the non-fraternity 
element is still largely in the majority. The mandolin 
orchestra has a number of co-eds on its roll. If the Phi 
chapter will secure a large representation from the entering 
classes this year and next it should find itself in excellent 
condition, as there is but one senior and one junior on its 
roll. Six names are given of pledged men. The number 
of undergraduate, resident alumni and faculty members of 
each chapter follows: O A 0, 16 (4 law students)-12-l; 


B0n, 17 (1 law)-19-5; S X, 14 (I law)-l; K K T, 19; 
S A E, 28 (5 laws)-5; A T A, 16 (2 laws)-ll; A r, 19; 
A A A, 17; A X (local, applicant to Z 4')-6-4; H B *, 13; 
<& K ^, 22; K A 0, 16: K S, 12-5-1; <&r A, 18 (51aws)-9-2; 
A T fl, 18 (7 laws)-10; A Y, 21-1-1; fl ♦, 14. Each chap- 
ter list is preceded by a picture of that fraternity's house, 
where it has one. N E has a page but no chapter roll or 
membership list. K A is the only sorority which boasts 
of a chapter house, if we may judge from the illustrations. 
The only fraternities that do not present pictures of houses 
are K 2, A T A, S. A. E. and B n. We understand that the 
last named still occupies the rooms so long held by O A 0. 
The feminine N E, 12 4^, was established at Nebraska last 
year and consequently is flourishing. The musical notation 
is given for the night calls for each fraternity. That of 
<& A is different from the regulation whistle. The literary 
societies admit both men and women to membership, and 
there are three of the important ones. Out of 21 members 
of the class of '00 elected to <& B K, two were men. The 
first six elected from '01 were all women. Nine of the 20 
elected in 1899 were men. In S H the tables are turned. 
Bro. Stebbins is one of the undergraduate members. The 
' eighth army corps ' is an organization of students who 
served in the Philippines and has 25 members. A daily 
paper is promised for next year. Bro. Hewitt was a mem- 
ber of this year's Nebraskan- Hesperian board. Bro. Tukey 
is captain of Company A and Bro. Abbott first lieutenant. 
Bros. Gaines and Raymond are privates in the same com- 
pany. Bro. Soles is corporal in Company B and Bro. Thomp- 
son a private. Bros. Farnsworth and Thomas are corporals 
in Company C, and Bros. Wittman and Law are in Company 
D, in which Bro. Hewitt is first lieutenant. Bro. Tukey is 
second lieutenant of the Pershing Rifles, in which Bro. Lau 
is a corporal and Bros. Work, Sumner and Wittman privates. 
The university lost 12 men in the Philippine war. Bro. 
Hewitt is a member of the athletic board. Bro. Tukey was 
manager of the eleven, on which Bro. Raymond played full- 
back. Nebraska defeated Ames, Drake, Missouri, Cornell 
College and Kansas, and lost her last and only game to Minne- 
sota, against whom she made the largest score made during 
the season against that team. Bro. Tukey was quarter-back 
of the team of 1899, which was not so successful. Bro. St. 
Clair was a member of the nine, and Bro. Hewitt was man- 
ager of the track team, of which he was a star member. 
Bro. Stebbins was a member of the basketball team, of which 


Bro. Hewitt was manager. Bro. Farnsworth was manager 
of the tennis team and champion of the university in the 
singles, he and Bro. Raymond being champions in doubles. 
They defeated the representatives of Kansas. Bro. Abbott 
was a member of the junior prom, committee. The depart- 
ment of roasts is introduced by a typical clown who an- 
nounces *Now we are jollying you.* The following verses 
are accompanied by a proper (or improper) illustration: 

O T. N. E., I have just been thinking how very thirsty you would be 
If all the booze should be transported 'crost the distant, briny sea ! 
If Carrie Nation up from Kansas should swoop upon us some sweet 

And apply her trusty little hatchet, 
What sad destruction she would leave ! 

In the want advertisements is the following: * Wanted, a 
dozen able-bodied men to handle kegs. — T. N. E.' 

The colors of yellow and green make a peculiar combina- 
tion in the cover of the Cactus, It is dedicated to John 
Sealy, who endowed the hospital of the medical department 
of the University of Texas at Galveston. The editor-in- 
chief is a S. A. E. <& A is represented by Bro. Bedichek. 
Bro. David F. Houston is dean of the faculty, on which 

* A is further represented by Bros. J. A. Lomax, Morgan 
Callaway, E. C. Barker, E. P. Miller and E. P. R. Duval. 
Bro. Prather is treasurer of the senior class, whose succes- 
sive presidents were members of 2 X and S. A. E. Bro. 
McFadden was vice-president of the juniors. There were 
two Phis among the freshman ofl&cers. There is a two-year 
law course, from which 82 students were graduated this 
year. The medical department has a four-year course ; the 
pre-medical, two years. As an adjunct to the medical de- 
partment there is a school of nursing. A graphic photo- 
graph shows the condition of the medical department before 
and after the Galveston flood. <I> A leads the fraternity 
list as the oldest chapter. The fraternities enroll under- 
graduates, resident alumni and faculty alumni as follows: 

* A 0, 14 (2 law students)-10-0; B0 D. 17 (6 laws)-13-2; 
K 2, 17 (10 laws)-20-6; 2 A E, 14 (4 laws)-G-4: 2 X, 11 
(6 laws, 2 graduates); K A, 14 (6 laws, 2 graduates)-S-3; 
2 N, 13 (7 laws)-9-l, X <I>, 15 (5 laws)-4-a; <I><I><I>, 18 (8 
laws)-3; A T n, 18 (5 laws)-7. <I> T A entered this fall. It 
will be seen that K 2 and 2 N run very much to law students 
and that * A has the smallest proportion enrolled — but 
two seniors in that department. The A M n n fraternity 
has a chapter in the medical department, and there is a rib- 


bon society there, also. The total number of fraternity 
men, including 16 in the medical chapter, is 203. This 
includes also 12 faculty members, four of whom belong to 
Z ♦, three to <& r A and one each to A A O, 4^ Y, D. K. E., 
ATA and B K K, which recently became O K ♦ at Purdue. 
There are four Phis on the glee club, one of them being 
president. Bro. Hunt was chairman of the invitation com- 
mittee for the final ball. Bro. Hargrove was an editor of 
the magazine, and a number of Phis were enrolled in the 
Athenean literary society. Bro. W. P. Hargrove and Bro. 
Prather were members of the Y. M. C. A., the latter being 
treasurer. Bro. Hargrove was on the Texan staff. This 
is the college weekly. Bro. Lomax was a member of the 
editorial board of the Record, the university quarterly. Bro. 
Prather was vice-president of the athletic association. There 
was one Phi on the football eleven. The regular eleven 
consisted entirely of law students, whose average age was 
about 22 years. Last year the eleven defeated Vanderbilt 
and Missouri, as well as the Kansas City medics. One 
division of the department of roasts is entitled 'grape and 
canister. ' 

In the December issue reviews will be given of the Cor- 
nell, Union, Columbia, Syracuse, Dartmouth, Amherst, 
Gettysburg, Dickinson, North Carolina, Mercer, Missis- 
sipi, Tulane, Cincinnati, Knox, De Pauw and Auburn an- 
nuals, and of others that may be sent in immediately on 
receipt of this number of The Scroll. Six chapters that 
have been represented in each of the present editor's re- 
views so far, have not yet furnished a copy of their last 
edition. These are Vermont, Allegheny, Washington and 
Jefferson, Case, Indiana and Missouri. The Georgia chapter 
is now the only one where an annual is published that has 
not sent at least one copy in the last five years. 

(to be continued.) 

Norwood, a suburb of Cincinnati, boasts of a *Phi Delta 
Theta social club.' No member of <^ A belongs to it. Its 
founders seem to have seen the name in print and to have 
taken a fancy to it. A similar case arose some years ago, 
at Columbus Grove, Ohio, we believe, but the society in 
question later changed its name. 



The new college year promises to bring as much prosperity 
to the college world as did the year preceding, which was 
remarkable in many respects. All the larger universities 
report an increase in enrollment, and most of the small col- 
leges have record-breaking freshman classes and substantial 
additions to the endowment fund. The tide of munificent 
giving seems to have set in toward the denominational in- 
stitutions, and they bid fair to hold secure the place they 
have won in America's educational system. There is ample 
room in this country for all our colleges and universities, 
whether supported by denominational enthusiasm, private 
generosity, alumnal loyalty or state taxation. Each has its 
field and each does a work that none other could accom- 
plish. In each institution there are some men — in most of 
them many — who are worthy to wear the insignia of <& A 0, 
and it is not always the largest class that has the strongest 
man as leader. 

The new year's prosperity has come in full measure to 
* A 0. Her last year's enrollment of over 1,100 under- 
graduates will be surpassed. Her chapter houses now num- 
ber forty- four, more than any other fraternity can claim. 
Dues were paid more promptly at the close of the last college 
year than ever before at commencement. Two new alumni 
clubs are being organized, and the graduates are taking a 
more active interest and share in the work of the chapters 
than ever before. Witness the work of the alumni in New 
York, Cincinnati and Crawfordsville. The Scroll has 
more alumni subscribers than ever, this fall bringing a sub- 
stantial increase, and the number of subscriptions discon- 
tinued is the least yet known. Dartmouth is finishing her 
handsome home, Williams now owns the one she occupies, 
Lombard and Washington are almost ready to build, Kansas, 
Kentucky State, Iowa Wesleyan and Central have rented 


houses this year for the first time. Our alumni are playing 
leading parts in politics, the professions, science, art, busi- 
ness and literature. The boys in college are winning a large 
share of the athletic, social and intellectual prizes. Read 
the chapter letters. 

Prosperity must not beget over-confidence, however. For 
all our increased enrollment, more than half our chapters 
have failed to take as many good freshmen as they should 
and could have initiated. In most cases this fault can still 
be partially remedied by watching *05 through the eyes of 
the freshmen already Phis as well as through the reversed 
telescope of the upper-class man, and by securing the men 
who develop, who were overlooked in the rush for men who 
came with fine clothes and strong recommendations. Add 
to your freshman delegation. There is good material not 
yet appropriated, and why should we not have it? No chap- 
ter is too large while there are non-fraternity men in college 
who fill all the requirements for O A 0. You have never 
heard a well-informed fraternity man say that among our 
weak chapters could be counted the forty Dartmouth Phis, 
the thirty-six at Cornell or Amherst, the thirty at Wiscon- 
sin, Brown or Syracuse. The weak chapters are those that 
have returned three or seven or ten men and decided that 
the material in the freshman class is poor, that * quality is 
better than quantity,' that small chapters are more con- 

And we are still far from the goal in chapter-house matters. 
Although two-thirds of our sixty-five chapters are housed, 
we have the reproach of the homeless third. Two of the 
twenty-one unhoused chapters have perhaps too small a 
membership to enable them to rent a house, but even these 
have a roll of alumni who have never yet been asked to help 
start and swell a building fund. In two or three institutions 
chapter houses are discouraged by the faculty because of the 
fact that they might interfere with the existing dormitory 


or barracks system. Our chapters here have long ahimni 
rolls and could now be building handsome stone houses for 
chapter and social uses, had they begun to gather notes and 
cash when .Cornell and Vanderbilt did. We have a few 
chapters whose membership is almost entirely local ; each of 
these has also a large body of local alumni whose effective 
aid can be secured by the right kind of effort. In a few 
cases, alumni or parents have been allowed to discourage 
chapter- house plans with talk of expense and disorder. Ask 
our chapters that have rented and built houses if they could 
afford to give them up, or if house rules can not be enforced. 

The collection of dues was carried out with much success 
last year, but the treasurer of the general council requires 
the constant and vigilant aid of the reporter and treasurer 
of each chapter to avoid the dangers of delinquency. Gen- 
eral and local dues should always be collected promptly and 
as early in the term as possible. As the end of the semes- 
ter or term approaches the longest purses shrink, and the 
debt whose payment has been deferred is more than likely 
to run over to the next term, or vacation, or the Greek 
kalends, before it is paid. The amount that a man pays in 
cash for the benefits of membership in a good fraternity is 
pitifully small compared with the return that is his, not 
only during four years of college life, but for twenty, or 
thirty, or fifty years thereafter. Chapters should see that 
members pay promptly whatever they may owe. Discipline 
a dead beat as you would the man who steals or lies or gam- 
bles or gets drunk. 

Our share of the football season's glory is a large one. 
Scarcely a game is played in which one or more of the ath- 
letic stars of 4> A © do not have a leading role. Three of 
the leading teams of the middle west — Illinois, Chicago and 
Purdue — have Phi captains. Captain Bachnian at Lafay- 
ette is no whit behind our Captain Bray of two years since. 
Kast, west and south our men have been in the thickest of 


the rush, and we are all proud of them. Their work will 
be reviewed in more detail later. But now for term exam- 
inations and preliminary debates, for class honors and ora- 
torical medals, for T B 11, 2 H and O B K ! The man who goes 
through college without hard study, who bluffs and cheats 
and loafs and smokes and drinks his time away, is not a 
man. He is a tramp. What were colleges founded for, 
anyway ? Let a man be a social favorite, an athlete and an 
artist, but let him have self-respect enough and respect for 
his home and his college enough to be at least an average 

One of the first logical sequences of the chapter house is the 
chapter library. And the basis of this library is a bound set 
of The Scroll and The Palladium, at least a set that is 
complete from the date of the chapter's establishment. 
Baird*s * American College Fraternities,' the catalogues of 
rival fraternities, files of the magazines of these rivals, a file 
of the college annual, works of Phi authors and the chapter 
scrap book are also essential. But the file of The Scroll 
comes first. Any chapter may possess one after a little ju- 
dicious correspondence with the alumni, and some loyal 
alumnus can always be found who will look after the bind- 
ing. It will take some time to secure the earlier volumes, 
but that can be done by means of paragraphs in The Pyx and 
letters to the alumni of your own or other chapters who were 
undergraduates in the later seventies and earlier eighties. 
Some one persevering Phi in each chapter that has not yet 
completed its file should take this task upon himself and 
push it to completion. A file of The Scroll is a history of 
fraternities and colleges that covers nearly thirty years; it is 
a catalogue of the fraternity's membership, an encyclopaedia 
of <& A and the Greek-letter world. Many of our chapters 
and alumni are now at work completing their files. We be- 
speak for them the aid of all old Scroll subscribers; may 
their labors prosper and their tribe increase! 


Chapter Correspondence* 



Colby has begun the year with an entering class consisting of thirty 
men and nineteen women — about the usual number. 

The new president, Charles L. White, is a graduate of Brown Uni- 
versity and a member of A T. When called to Colby he was pastor 
of the First Baptist church at Nashua, N. H., the largest church in 
the state. He has demonstrated his executive ability in the various 
important church offices that he has held. The chair of physics, left 
vacant by the resignation of Prof. Chamberlain, is now occupied by 
W. Porter Beck, a graduate of Denison University. 

Colby has for a long time been known for the excellent cjuality of 
her baseball teams. Last season did not injure her reputation. Out 
of all the games played with the other Maine college teams but one 
was lost, and that happened through a run of ill luck and an unfortu- 
nate decision by the umpire. That game was the first one played 
with the University of Maine. After that Colby clearly demonstrated 
her superiority over all the Maine teams, and won the inter-collegiate 
championship by an unbroken succession of victories. Bro. Teague 
played first buse, and Bro. Meserve played center field. 

The football season has just opened. There is better material here 
than usual, and we have good reason to expect a creditable record. 

The chapter has done itself proud this year. Interest has never 
been so intense in the memory of any of the present members. Out 
of a class of thirty men we initiated ten, besides one senior. This 
means not only that we initiated more than any other fraternity, but 
also that we had the selection of the very finest men in the class. 
Our opinion is confirmed by the views of certain members of the fac- 
ulty upon this point. 

We have also taken more than our proportionate share of the col- 
lege honors. Bro. Teague is captain of the baseball team for next 
season, and manager of all the musical organizations. Bro. Drew 
received the first prize for excellence in German. He is the editor-in- 
chief of the OracJCy the college annual. Bro. Pratt is business man- 
ager of The Echo, the college weekly. Bro. Meserve is captain and 
Bro. Atchley is manager of the basketball team. 

The number of men returned by each fraternity and the number 
initiated this fall are as follows: * A 0, 10—11; Z ^, 18—4; A T, 20—7; 
AKE, 17—5; A T 0, 6—2. 

Our initiates are: Noah V. Barker, '02, Caribou, Me.; Charles P. 
Chipman, '05, Damariscotta, Me.; Edward H. Cotton, '05, South 
Hampton, N. H.; Guilford D. Coy, '05, Presque Isle, Me.; Arthur L. 
Field, *05, Bakersfield, Vt.; Alfred Frye, '05, Prospect, Me.; Joseph 
A. Oilman, '05, Fairfield, Me.; Merlin C. Joy, '05, Fairfield, Me.; 
Thomas T. Knowles, '05, North New Portland, Me.; Maurice A. Priest, 
•05, Shawmut, Me.; Axel J. Uppwall, '05, Seffle, Sweden. 

Waterville, October 14, 1901. Bkrt O. Jonks. 



Dartmouth entered upon her 133d year with a freshman registration of 
230, and a total enrollment of about 800, showing the same consistent 
growth that has characterized the institution for the past few years. 
The significance of the opening of the year was enhanc^ by the cele- 
bration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the graduation of 
Daniel Webster. Elaborate and costly preparations had been made 
for the occasion, and all plans were carried out with a success exceed- 
ing the hopes of their promoters. The festivities included class and 
fraternity reunions, addresses by distinguished alumni at the college 
church where Webster received his degree, personal reminiscences in 
the old chapel, the laying of the corner-stone of the $150,000 Admin- 
istration building, the opening of the new |05,000 College hall, the 
conferring of honorary degrees, and a monster illumination and torch- 
light parade, in which 1,200 took part in uniform. The procession 
included the college and Salem cadet bands, the faculty in black 
robes, and the four classes in caps and gowns of distinguishing colors — 
white for the seniors, blue for the juniors, red for the sophomores and 
yellow for the freshmen. The alumni marched in Webster costume — 
buff trousers and waistcoat, blue coat, stock, dicky and high hat. The 
glee club wore quaint uniforms of Dutch pattern. The older gradu- 
ates and guests rode in carriages, while the procession was enlivened 
by a band of Indians, transparencies, floats, Webster's carriage and 
other features. At the concluding banquet toasts were responded to 
by Chief Justice Fuller, Senator Hoar, Edward E. Hale, Governor 
Jordan and other distinguished guests. 

In the administrative departments the college has been strengthened 
and increased. The chapter is represented on the faculty by Prof. 
Abbott, in the history department, and Prof. Dixon, secretary of the 
Tuck school. Instructor Bacon has resigned to accept a position in 
New York. Bro. McKenzie retains his position of superintendent of 
buildings, with Bro. Hunter, '01, as assistant. 

Bros. Downing, '(X), and Dearborn, H)l, are in the medical school, 
and Bros. Norris, '00, and Hunter, '01, in the Thayer school. 

The chapter begins the year with twenty-nine active members. Of 
this number Bros. Fitzpatrick,'02, Peck, '02, Colton,'03, and Porter, '03, 
were initiated last spring, and have materially strengthened our ranks. 
The Phi list of office-holders in college cannot be given until the vari- 
ous organizations are formed for the season, yet the preliminary list 
shows a promising outlook. Bro. Abbott, 'Oi, is captain of the basket- 
ball team for the third consecutive season. Bro. Banning, '02, is 
editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth A[airazifn\ and has just published a 
collection of college verse. Bros. Archibald, '02, and Wiley, '03, are 
two of the three undergraduate members of the athletic council, the 
latter being manager of the 11)03 ^Egis and alumni editor of The 
Dartmouth in addition. Bros. Pierce, '01, and Paul, '03, are on the 
mandolin club, and Bro. Woodbridge, '04, on The Dartmouth board. 
In the annual sophomore-freshman baseball game, Bros. Smith, Shaw 
and Lockwood played on the '04 team, while the future must tell what 
Phis played for '05. Bros. Merrill, '02, Colton, '03, and Smith. '04, 
are on the football squad. Phi officers were prominent in the regi- 
ment organized for the Webster celebration. 

The chapter house is rapidly nearing completion, and will probably 
be occupied by November. It is an imposing structure, and is con- 
sidered the finest residence in Hanover. A full account of the house 
and chapter will appear later. 


The system of graduate coaching in football has now been fully 
established, under control of McCornack, '97. A large number of 
candidates for the team are available, and it is expected that Dart- 
mouth will retrieve some of her laurels lost during the past two years 
in this line of sport. Kkndali, Banning. 

Hanover, September 28, 1901. 


Vermont Alpha commences this college year under most favorable 
circumstances. The vacancy left by last year's graduating class is 
somewhat filled hy the return of two of its members. Bro. Morse, 
'01, returns for a medical course, and Bro. Ufford, '01, conies back as 
general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. Bro. Ufford made * B K and 
represented us on the commencment stage last June. 

Our annual banquet was held at Hotel Burlington as usual on June 
25. Bro. T. C. Cheney, '91, presided as toastmaster. A large num- 
ber of the alumni were present. 

Bro. Rice, '02. won the junior prize of progress during the past year. 
Bros. Adams, '03, Farington, '03, Robbins, '03, and Cunningham, '04, 
represented us on the Kingsley prize speaking during commencement 
week. Bros. Robbins and Adams took the first and third prizes, re- 

Bro. Max Andrews, ^99, will act as secretary and instructor in elocu- 
tion during the absence of Bro. C. W. Doten, who spends the year in 
special study at Harvard. 

Bros. Robbins, '03, and Cunningham, '04, were delegates to the 
student conference at Northfield last summer. 

Bro. C. D. Howe, '98, who has been in the house with us for the 
past two years, since he has been instructor in botany, goes to the 
University of Chicago for special study in botany. 

Our football prospects are unusually bright this fall. Most of last 
year's team are still in college, and much more enthusiasm than usual 
pervades the student body. Bros. Welsh, '02, Parker, '03, and Orton, 
'04, of last year's team, are all promising candidates for this season. 
Bro. Morse, '01, last year's captain, is to act as assistant coach. Our 
managers, Bros. Peck, '02, and Gray, '03, have arranged a strong sched- 
ule of games, and we are looking forward to a good average at the 
close of the season. Gko. E. Ron dins. 

Burlington, September 17, 1901. 


The plans which have been maturing for a number of years with re- 
gard to the purchase of a new house for our chapter, in place of the 
one formerly rented by us, culminated last spring in the foiniation of 
a corporation under Massachusetts law, and this fall we were enabled 
to take up our quarters in a situation ifar more desirable, both as re- 
gards house and location. We are now situated very centrally and 
have all the advantages which naturally arise, whether in the way of 
more convenient access to college affairs, or superior facilities for 
rushing. The chapter was fortunate in securing the most desirable 
site in town and a house large enough to room twelvv^ men. W^e be- 
lieve that our chapter has thus entered upon a period of enlarged 
prosperity, and we are looking forward to a future which shall add 
strength not merely to Massachusetts Alpha, but also to 4> A G. 


The college opened on September 21 with an enrollment of 357, ex- 
clusive of graduate students. This is a somewhat smaller number 
than last year, but it is supposed that the fact of there being no pres- 
ident elected in place of Dr. Carter, resigned, has had something to 
do with this decrease. Various changes have been made in the 
faculty. Profs. Dale, Billetdoux, Livingston and Waidner having re- 
signed. Prof. Wahl has been granted leave of absence for travel in 
Europe, and Prof. Bullock is lecturing in political science at Harvard 
for a half year, Mr. Munro taking his place. Messrs. Riechle and 
Ransmeier have been engaged as assistants in German and Latin, and 
Lewis Perry, '98, has taken up Prof. Livingston's work in oratory. 
Bro. Weston, *96, is teaching again in the Romance languages. 

In football the college has experienced a most successful season. 
Although the material at the beginning of the year was not of the 
best, yet the steady perseverance and hard work of coach and captain 
have resulted in a team which has not only shown up well against 
Harvard, Columbia and Dartmouth, but which has succeeded in de- 
feating our old rivals, Wesleyan and Amherst, thereby winning the 
championship of the triangular league. Wesleyan was defeated at 
Middletown, Conn., on November 9, by a score of 11 to o; Amherst, 
the following Saturday at Williamstown, by a score of 21 to 5. Bro. 
Wilbur, '02, has played a strong game at right end on the 'varsity 
throughout the season. Bro. McMillan has played half-back on the 
second eleven. 

The chapter lost five men by graduation in June: Bros. L. Squires, 
Brown, Marvin, Peck and Ross. Bros. Squires and Brown were elected 
to * B K. Bro. Marvin won first prize in history, Bro. Brown in French, 
and Bro. Squires first in Greek and second in Latin. Bro. McMillan, 
'03, received second prize in sophomore mathematics. Other honors 
have also fallen to our share. Bros. Ely, '02, and Wilbur, '02, were 
chosen to Gargoyle last spring. Bro. Ely is manai^er of the track 
team, and Bro. Wilbur was junior class president. Bro. Stanley, '02, 
is editor-in-chief of the Weekly. Bro. Wills, '02, was first term presi- 
dent of Philotechnia debating society. Bros. Orr, '03, and McMillan, 
'03, played on their class baseball team, and Bro. W. Squires, '04, 
earned his letter last spring in the pole vault. 

All of the active chapter returned to college this fall, with the ex- 
ception of Bro. Waller, '03. We have been successful in getting a 
good delegation of new men from '05. Bros. F. C. Abercronibie, Turn- 
ers Falls, Mass.; E. L. Crooker, Mount Vernon, N. Y.; W. C. Eger- 
ton, Albany, N. Y.; R. M. Ketcham, Indianapolis, Ind.; J. B. Pruyn, 
Kinderhook, N. Y., and W. C. Russell, Great Barrington, Ma&s. 

We are pained to announce the deaths of two of the charter mem- 
bers of this chapter. During the past summer Bro. Walter Decker 
Mapes, '86, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., and Bro. Herbert Preston Wood- 
ward, '88, in Batavia, N. Y. We feel that Massachusetts Alpha, as 
well as 4> A G, has suffered distinctly in the loss of these two brothers, 
who have so early in life been taken from us. 

It has always been a great pleasure to our chapter to receive visits 
from any of our brothers, and it is our sincere hope, especially now 
that we are established in our new home, that many Phis may be able 
to give us a call. We feel that it is by knowing our sister chapters 
and their members better that the highest interests of * A can best 
be conserved. Frkdkrick B. Wills. 

Williamstown, November 18, 1901. 



The new year has opened for Amherst with a bright outlook. A 
freshman class of about one hundred and twenty entered this fall, and 
it contains good material for all the athletic teams. In football Am- 
herst is doing well; Yale scored but once against her, and Harvard 
could make but eleven points. The smaller games played since the 
above mentioned have been characterized by small scores, due to weak 
offensive play. The game at Syracuse last Saturday resulted in an 
honorable defeat by the score of 28 to 17. 

Amherst was an all-around winner last spring in the triangular 
league with Wesleyan and Williams, defeating her opponents in base- 
ball, track athletics, and tennis. In the N. E. I. A. A. meet at Worces- 
ter, at which almost all the New England colleges are represented, 
Amherst, by an unfortunate combination of circumstances, lost first 
place to Williams by one-sixth of a point. Brown and Dartmouth 
were tied for third place. 

Massachusetts Beta has .as good a story to tell as the college. On 
October 11 the chapter initiated one sophomore and nine freshmen 
into * A e. They are : Harold Bickford Allen, '04; Herbert Stewart 
Beers, Robert James Bottomly, Joseph Dexter Crowell, David Emer- 
son Greenaway, Van Cleve Holmes, Ralph Anderson Kennedy, 
Charles Irving Peabody, Wilfred Ellsworth Rounseville, Verne Waldo 
Smith-all of 'a5. 

Bro. Phillips represents us on the football team, filling his old posi- 
tion at full-back. Bro. Phillips won second place in the polevault 
last spring at Worcester, and at Williamstown he tied for first place. 
Bro. Smith, '02, tied for second and third place in the high jump at 
Williamstown, and Bro. Wiggins won third place in the half-mile run. 

On the baseball team Bro. Favour distinguished himself at first 
base, playing the eight games of the triangular league series without a 
single error, and leading the first basemen of the league in batting. 
Bro. Phillips, playing as substitute right fielder in the final Wesleyan 
game, proved himself the star of the game, making a home run and 
two singles and securing one put-out and an assist at the plate. 

Bro. Wiggins, '01, was announced at commencement as the winner 
of the Porter physics prize and of the Woods prize; Bro. Trevoy, '02, 
won the second Thompson Latin prize and one-half the Hutchins 
Greek prize; Bro. Haradon, '03, took the Walker prize in sophomore 

Class elections have resulted in Bro. Trevoy, '02, being made chair- 
man of the committee on committees, Bro. Keedy, '02, being elected 
grove orator, and Bro. Murdock, '03, being chosen gymnasium cap- 

It is with deep sorrow that we report the decease of Bro. Herbert 
S. W^arren, '95. He was ever a faithful and beloved brother, and we 
mourn for him with those who loved him. /;/ avlo quics est. 

.\mherst, October 30, 1901. Ch.\ri,ks B. Thompson. 


Brown University opens the collegiate year under conditions of un- 
usual material prosperity. Through the efforts of President Faunce 
and the associated alumni, the second million dollars for the endow- 
ment fund was secured last commencement, and we see its results in 
enlarged courses in chemistry, electrical engineering, and pedagogy, 
and in our new president's house and the administration building 


now under construction. Our faculty has been strengthened by the 
addition of five new professors: W. M. MacDonald, professor of 
American history; H. T. Fowler, professor of Biblical literature; J. E. 
Bucher, associate professor of chemistry; J. B. E. Jonas, associate 
professor of Germanic languages; and L. G. Damon, associate pro- 
fessor of rhetoric. Our library has received a priceless gift in the 
John Carter Brown library of American works, with its half-million 
endowment and its $150,000 building fund. 

Last spring the five seniors of our chapter took their degrees and 
are to b^ found at present as follows: Bro. Evans, in business in 
Providence; Bros. Frost and Harvey, at the Harvard law school; Bro. 
Melendy, teaching at St. George's School, Newport; and Bro. Wash- 
burn, teaching at the Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia. Bro. Salo- 
mon, ex-'Ol, who left college the middle of last year, has returned to 
complete his course. 

Among the honors received last term and not already reported are 
the award to Bro. Burdick, '02, of the Dunn rhetoric prize, and the 
election of Bros. Holmes, '02, and Greene, '02, to the Cammarian club, 
the senior honorary society. Other elections are: Bro. Holmes, '02, 
president of the Y. M. C. A., and Bro. Gardner, '03, treasurer; Bro. 
Cox, '03, assistant manager of the baseball team; Bro. Greene, '02, 
captain of the track team; Bro. Burdick, '02, editor-in-chief of the 
annual, Liber Brunen sis. 

We returned twenty-three men, Bro. Drew, '03, havinggone into busi- 
ness, and Bro. Newton, '04, having entered Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology. Of this year's pros]>ects it is yet too early to speak, 
save that on the football team we are represented by Bros. Abbott, 
'03, Cann, '03, Maclntyre, '04, and Savage, '04. 

Rhode Island Alpha held its initiation October 24, when the follow- 
ing members of the freshman class joined the chapter and the frater- 
nity: Edwin Angell Cottrell, Newport, R. I.; George Adam Gessner, 
Macomb, 111.; Edgar Arnold Hopkins, Providence, R. I.; Robert Car- 
lisle Powell, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Otis Jameson Case, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. Bro. Hopkins, '05, is a brother of Bro. William H. Hopkins, 
Broivn^ '91. 

Our membership is now twenty-eight. The other fraternities have 
initiated as follows (where two numbers are given the first is the total 
number of initiates; the second, that of freshmen): A A ^, 5; A *, 6; 
^ T, 8-7; B e II, 7 6; A K E, 5; Z ^I', 8; 8 A X, 5; A T, 6; X * ilocal), 
8-7; A T ft. 0-4 ; A T A, 7; K 2. 8 ; * K, 8(5 ; II * (local), 6-4. The 
last named is a new local organized last spring and said to be working 
for a charter from one of the national fraternities. 

Our initiation banquet was held Friday, October 25. We had as 
guests Bro. Dennen, of Amherst, and Bros. McCrillis, '97, Clarke, '99, 
Griffin, '99, and Phelteplace, '99, of our alumni. At the Amherst 
initiation banquet we were represented by Bjo. Natsch, '02, and we 
hope to send two or three men beside our delegate, Bro. Knowlton, 
'02, to the Alpha province convention. Geor(;e Burdick. 

Providence. October 30, 1901. 


New York Alpha has experienced, during the college year of 1900- 
1901, one of the most successful periods in her history. With an 
active membership of thirty-three men, the chapter has had no diffi- 
culty in maintaining its position in college affairs. 

In athletics 4» A 9 was well represented. Bro. Starbuck captained 


the football team for the second time, and this fall has returned as 
head graduate coach. Bros. Coffin and Snow were substitutes on the 
team, and are out again this season. Bro. Ketchum won his * C * in 
the dual meet with Princeton last spring in the high hurdles. Bro. 
Pruyn played on the basketball team, and Bro. Ellis played end on 
the freshman football team. 

Yet it was in the navy that we were especially strong. Bro. Hazle- 
wood rowed with the 'varsity eight at Poughkeepsie. Bros. Ballinger 
and Frenzel were in the four-oared 'varsity, and Bro. Coffin stroked 
the freshman eight. 

In the musical clubs, also, we were well represented. Bro. Morri- 
son was leader of the glee club; Bro. Fay was president of the musical 
clubs; Bros. Owen and French were members of the mandolin club, 
Bro. Frenzel a member of the banjo club, Bro. Ketchum a member of 
the glee club, and Bro. French a member of the university orchestra. 

Bro. Fay was chairman of the class-book committee, Bro. Stevens 
was a member of the class day committee, Bro. Morrison a member of 
the senior banquet committee, and Bro. Miller was toastmaster at the 
senior banquet and vice-president of the senior class. Bro. Adams 
was elected to the honorary fraternity, 2 S. 

Our undergraduates also have distinguished themselves. Bro. Pow- 
ley was chairman of the junior ball committee and was elected an 
editor of the Sibley Journal and a memlier of Sphinx Head, the senior 
honorary society. Bro. Walker was leader of the sophomore cotillion, 
and Bro. Nell was on the committee. Bro. Kugler was chairman of 
the sophomore election committee. 

We regfret to say that New York Alpha will miss many of her old 
men. Bros. Fay, Morrison, Miller, MacBride, J. H. Stevens, Star- 
buck, White and Conable left with the degree of A. B.; Bros. Adams 
and Brower, with the degree of C. E.; Bros. Wallace, English and 
Mastin, with the degree of M. E.; Bros. C. E. Stevens and W. W. 
Pellet, with the degrees of architect and LL. B., respectively. 

The loss of such a large number of our men will be a blow indeed 
to the chapter, but we have secured men in the class of '05 who will 
prove worthy successors to them. C. L. Glasgow. 

Ithaca, October 1, 1901. 


The faculty has undergone many changes this year, owing to death 
in two cases and resignation in others. Dr. Perkins, professor of 
chemistry, died in June, and Dr. Whitehouse, of the Greek depart- 
ment, died in September. The new members of the faculty are: Dr. 
Curtiss in chemistry, Dr. Wilkins in German and French, Mr. Fred- 
erick Edwards in engineering. Mr. E. B. Wheeler is taking the 
work of Prof. Opdyke, who is studying in Germany for two years. 

Our football team has been a winning one so far this year. Much 
of the old material is back, and under the coaching of 'Bill' Smith, 
we expect a good record. Bro. Woolworth is manager of the team. 

We begin the year with twelve men and have pledged Mr. John 
Leslie Moon, of Cooperstown, N. Y. 

On October 19, Bro. Gulian Lansing, '04, died, and the funeral 
was held yesterday in this city. It was attended by the whole active 
chapter and many Phis from the city. 

Bro. Griffith is track captain. Bro. Hawn is art editor of the Gar- 
net^ Bro. Pickens is on the junior hop committee, and Bro. Guarde- 
nier is a member of the sophomore soiree committee. 


Bro. Walter Hays, '02, is at the medical college this year but will 
return in the spring. A. G. Pickens. 

Schenectady, October 22, 1901. 


Twenty-two loyal Phis return to college this fall ready to do their 
utmost for New York Delta. Tennessee Alpha is going to send us two 
more of her sons, Bros. Pilcher and Bonner (a brother and cousin of 
Bro. S. C. Pilcher). We gladly welcome them and only hope more 
will join us. Thus, with Bros. Bonner and Pilcher (who enter the law 
school) affiliated, New York Delta begins the term with the same 
number of men we had last June. 

Bro. George Sanford Parsons, chairman of the house committee, 
has recently completed arrangements for a four-story house on 117th 
street, near Amsterdam avenue, only half a block from the university 
campus. This is the most desirable location on the hill for a chapter 
house, and will be of inestimable value when the rushing season be- 
gins. From present indications eight Phis will live in the house. 
They are Bros. Bullard, Bonner, Gaige, Hopps, S. C. and P. Pilcher, 
Wooster and Biihler. Four others are doubtful. Though the expres- 
sion, ' never before in the history of the chapter have the prospects 
been so bright,' is becoming trite and stereotyped, still it adequately 
expresses New York Delta's position. 

In our next letter we hope to report that we have duplicated our 
record of last year, with three class presidents and two vice-presidents. 

Another position of honor which one of our brothers will most 
probably attain is composer and director of the 1902 'varsity show. 
Bro. George Sanford Parsons, '02, law, author of last year's opera, 
' Princess Proud,' has devoted a great part of his summer to his new 
work, 'The Doge of Venice.' Bro. Parsons is now leader of the 
glee club and president of the musical society, and a most valuable 
man to our chapter. 

We expect sophomore honors galore this year, for Bros. Savage, 
Maeder, Updike, Ashley, Tyler and Pitou are conceded to be among 
the most popular men in the class. 

The writer has been fortunate in meeting a number of Phis in Buf- 
falo this summer. Bro. Luis Alberto Carbo, son of the minister from 
Ecuador to the United States, was one of the Ecuador commission to 
the Pan-American exposition. He was on the reception committee to 
President McKinley on president's day, September 6. 

The management of the football team is trying to get Bro. R. P. 
Jackson to join the squad this season, but Bro. Jackson, who has been 
bow-oar in the 'varsity boat at Poughkeepsie the past two years, is 
partial to rowing and does not feel that he can spare the time for two 
branches of sport. He is quite a star at quarterback. 

The correspondents for most of the influential newspapers repre- 
sented in the university press club are Phis. Bro. Gaige represents 
the Tif fit's, Press and Syracuse Post-Standard ; Bro. Ernst, the Sun 
and Commercial Advertiser; Bro. Biihler, the Journal and Boston 

The handsome new four-story chapter house of New York Delta, 
which will be ready for occupancy on October 1, is at 411 West 117th 
street, near Amsterdam avenue, Morningside Heights. Here all Phis 
at Columbia are to consider themselves at home, and all visiting 
brothers may be assured of a most hearty welcome. 

New York, September 20, 1901. Joseph S. BuHtBR. 



Syracuse begins her thirtieth year with an entering class of nearly 
seven hundred. This number will be swelled considerably by the in- 
coming class of the college of medicine and by students who are late 
in registering. The largest increase of students is noted in the 
engineering courses, this year's class in those departments being 
twice as large as last year's. The entering class in the college of law 
numbers about the same as last year, and the indications are that the 
freshman class in the college of medicine will be larger than usual. 
The total enrollment in all the colleges will, without doubt, reach the 
two thousand mark. 

The Lyman C. Smith college of applied sciences, named after its 
donor, Lyman C. Smith, head of the Smith Premier Typewriter Co., 
of this city, is rapidly nearing completion, and will be one of the 
most imposing structures on the campus. The cost of the building, 
together with equipment, will be in the neighborhood of $750,000, 
making it one of the finest and best equipped colleges of its kind in 
the country. 

The faculty has been strengthened and enlarged by the addition of 
several new professors and instructors. Two fellowships in history 
have been established and new facilities added in this department for 
graduate work. Bro. A. E. Larkin, M. D., '97, has been elected in- 
structor in clinical medicine, and Bro. T. C. Hopkins, DtPauu\ '87, 
and Bro. Henry O. Sibley, '89, will remain respectively as professors 
of geology and library economics. 

The chapter returns with twenty active members. Bro. Justus M. 
ScraflFord, '02, captain of the track team and the last year's editor-in 
chief of the Onandagan^ will not return to college this year, having 
secured a good position with a prominent firm of New York archi- 
tects. Bro. Harry H. Stansel's sad and untimely death, last August, 
has thrown a deep gloom over the chapter. He was prominent in 
student activity and one of New York £psilon*s most loyal brothers. 
The chapter misses greatly the men who were graduated last June. 
They were a tower of strength and their places will be hard to fill. 

We have thus far pledged six men, whom we are quite sure wilt 
help maintain the high standard set for New York Epsilon. The 
rushing season will close within a few days, when we expect to an- 
nounce two or three more pledglings. 

In athletics the indications point to a very successful year. The 
freshman class contains good material in all branches and should 
materially strengthen our position in athletics. The outlook for 
football is very promising. A hard schedule, including games with 
Brown, Lafayette, Amherst and other colleges, has been arranged. 
The team is fast rounding into shape and should win a majority of 
the games played. E. R. Sweetland, who last year developed the 
strongest eleven Syracuse has ever had, is again coaching the team. 
The team will depend on sj>eed rather than weight to win its games, 
as there is a dearth of heavy men in the football squad. 

We are pleased to welcome to this city Bro. Wiggins, Amherst^ '01, 
who has a lucrative position as instructor in the Syracuse Classical 

Two fraternities, * T A and r * B, are not pledging anyone until 
after the close of the first semester. This is something of an innova- 
tion among Syracuse fraternities, and the result will be awaited with 
interest. Giy Comfort. 

Syracuse, September 28, 1901 . 



Lafayette College opened its seventieth year on September 28. The 
freshman class numbers 160, the largest incoming class in the history 
of the college. Three new teachers have been added to the faculty 
to meet the demands made by the increased number of students. 
Rev. John M. Mechlin, of Mississippi, has been made an assistant 
professor in French; Mr. Grover, of Lynn, Mass., an assistant in elec- 
trical engineering, and Harry H. Reichard, *01, a tutor in Latin and 

Pennsylvania Alpha commenced the college year with fifteen active 
members. We lost by graduation Bros. Rosenbaum and Isett. Bro. 
Isett has entered the Princeton theological seminary, and Bro. Rosen- 
baum has gone into business with his father in Cumberland, Md. 
Besides these, Bros. Martin, '03, and De Waters, *03, did not return. 
Bro. De Waters has gone into business in Elmira, N. Y., and Bro. 
Martin has accepted a position at his home in Pittsburgh. 

This year promises to be one of the most successful in the history 
of Pennsylvania Alpha. We stand at the top in everything. We have 
already initiated six men : Bro. W. W. Johnson, '03, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
and Bros. Ross Hubley, '05, Harrisburg, Pa.; N. E. Mosely, '05, Balti- 
more, Md.; J. M. Cooker, '05, Philadelphia, Pa.; Wilzin, '05, New 
York city, and E. P. A. Eldredge, '05, St. Clairsville, Ohio. 

Three more men are pledged and several more as good as pledged. 
All these men are the pick of the freshman class, and we desire to 
thank our alumni for the aid they have given us in rushing. 

We have been especially aided by Bro. J. Audley Pierce, '99. Bro. 
Pierce was well known in college in his day, having played left end on 
the football team and having managed the baseball team. He has been 
coaching the University of Tennessee eleven the last two years while 
studying law at that institution. He was admitted to the bar in Ten- 
nessee and expects to begin practice in Pittsburgh this fall. Bro. 
Bray, '00, who is again coaching the Baltimore Medical College team, 
was with us for a short stay. 

At this time of the year football is the principal topic. Pennsylva- 
nia Alpha has been leading in athletics at Lafayette for a number of 
years. Bro. Bachman is captain of the team. He is again playing 
his old position at center. Bro. Bachman was on the Ail-American 
team last fall, and is one of the best men that ever donned a Lafayette 
uniform. Besides Bro. Bachman we are represented on the team by 
Bros. Trout at left guard and Iseman at right half-back. Bro. Trout 
and Captain Warner, of Cornell, were the guards on the second All- 
American team last fall. 

All interest now centers in the Princeton game next Saturday, to be 
played at Princeton. This is the game that Lafayette hopes to win 
this fall. Bro. Newton, the coach, is confident of victory and has 
been saving his men in the minor games for this one game. Bros. 
Bachman and Iseman were very much pleased with the attentions 
they received from New York Epsilon while staying at Syracuse. 

We will also be well represented in all the other college activities 
this fall. Bro. Roper is captain of the track team and won the La- 
fayette record for the mile and half mile last fall. Bro. Bushnell is 
assistant manager of the football team. Bros. Iseman and Johnson 
are on the glee club. Bros. Roper and Eldredge are on the banjo 
club, Bro. Roper being leader. On the Sock and Buskin, our dramatic 
club, we are represented by Bros. Smith and Johnston. Bro. Hubley 


has been elected captain of the freshman baseball team. Bro. Laub, 
'03, is president of his class. 

Our delegate chosen to attend the province convention is Bro. T. C. 
Passitt. A. L. Myers. 

Easton, October 23, 1901. 


Pennsylvania Beta began the new year with eleven old men. We miss 
from our ranks Bros. Keller, Huber and Heintzleman, who received 
their degrees at commencement, and Bros. Beachy, '03, and Hill, '04, 
who have given up college to go into business. 

The annual banquet in June was a success in every way. Many of 
our alumni were with us, and their presence added much to the en- 
joyment of the occasion. At the Pan- Hellenic dance, one of the social 
events of commencement week, * A 9 had more representatives than 
any of her five rivals. 

The new class this year is smaller than the one preceding, but it 
nevertheless contains some very good fraternity material, which ^ A 6 
has not been slow to recognize. Since college o]>ened we have initiated 
Howard Singmaster, '05, Macungie, Pa., pledged last year; Edmund 
Singmaster, *05, Gettysburg, Pa ; Roy Coble, S. Lykens, Pa., and 
Tillottson Fryatt, '05, Martinsburg, W. Va. Harold Trump, 'a5, Mar- 
tinsburg, W. Va., has been pledged and will probably be initiated 
before the October Scroll appears. 

^ A 6 has also secured her share of honors. Of the four class presi- 
dents, three are Phis: Bro. Floto, of the junior class ; Bro. Shipley, of 
the sophomore class, and Bro. Howard Singmaster, of the freshman 
class. In addition to this, Bro. Eppler, '04, was elected treasurer of 
his class. 

At the annual elections of the athletic association Bro. Hay, '03, 
was elected treasurer of the association and Bro. Floto, 'Oi^, was elected 
manager of the baseball team. Bro. Hay was also elected treasurer of 
the Philo. literary society. 

In the inter-class meet held in June Bro. Bickel, '02, won the pole- 
vault. The Hassler gold medal, the junior Latin prize, was won by 
Bro. Robenolt, with honorable mention given to Bro. Long. The 
medal is presented to the recipient at commencement. 

The football season has begun, and, although this year's team will 
be made up almost entirely of new men, it is expected that under the 
instructions of Coach Smith, of the University of Pennsylvania, a 
strong team will be developed. Bro. Shipley, the only Phi candidate 
for a place on the team, is doing very creditable work. 

The annual inter-fraternity tennis tournament was again won by a 
Phi team, Bros. Huber and Floto being the representatives. 

Among our alumni who visited us at the opening of the college year 
were Bros. Charles S. Trump, '77, Henry S. Ehrhart, '93, G. Hay 
Kain, '97, John E. Meisenhelder, '97, Arthur B. Coble, '97, Melville 
T. Huber, '01, and Percival S. Heintzleman, '01. 

Gettysburg, September 25, 1901 . Maurick H. Floto. 


Pennsvlvania Gamma takes pleasure in introducing Bros. William 
Farquiiar Shallenberger, '03, and Walter Stewart Grubbs, '05. We 
also have one pledged man, Mr. C. S. Forkum, ^05. 
Seventeen active members and one pledged man returned this 


year, and the chapter is glad to say that it is in better condition than 
ever before. We have the same house that we have had for the past 
year and a half, but we have made interior improvements which ren- 
der it more comfortable and homelike. There are nine men rooming 
in the house, and we still have one vacant room, which we hope to 
fill shortly. 

Washington and Jefferson has sustained a severe loss in the death 
of Dr. Linn, who died September 28, after a long illness. Dr. Linn 
was vice-president of the college and had been identified with this 
institution for over fifty years. He was a member of B IT. 

The new dormitory of the preparatory department is nearing com- 
pletion and will soon be ready to accommodate the students of W. 
and }. academy. Last spring the college received a gift of |260,000 
from some of the wealthy alumni, and this year our president, Dr. 
Moffat, hopes to raise an endowment fund of one million dollars. 

An item of local interest is the completion of a new grand-stand at 
the athletic park. It is a large, well -constructed building and can 
comfortably seat about one thousand p>ersons. Early in 1002, the 
erection of a club house for the various athletic organizations will be 
begun. This building will contain quarters for the members of the 
teams and their trainers. 

Our football team this year is a good one, and so far has made an 
excellent showing. We have an unusually hard schedule, but expect 
great things from Captain Aiken and his men. 

On September 7 the annual color rush between the freshman and 
sophomore classes occurred. As usual, both sides claimed the victory. 

Bro. J. C. Gibson, ex-'03, left on September 19 for Mexico, where 
he takes charge of a gold mine in which his father has large interests. 
This is Bro. Gibson's third trip to the land of the greaser. 

Bro. I. B. Shallenberger is manager of the college dramatic associa- 
tion. Several of our men are members of this organization, Bros. 
Ralston and Burt having taken leading parts in several of last year's 
plays. Bros. A. E. Sloan, H. G. Sloan and R. L. Goldthorp are mem- 
bers of the glee and banjo clubs. Bro. Ralston is select orator of the 
Philo and Union literary society for this year. Bro. William F. Shal- 
lenberger is a member of the college athletic committee. He is also 
one of the editors of the annual. Bro. Davis, '05, is treasurer of the 
athletic committee. Bro. Foster is assistant football manager and one 
of the shining lights of the dramatic association. 

Washington, October 15, 1901. MacLkan Libbev. 


The present term opened September 17 with a marked increase in at- 
tendance. Three new members have been added to the faculty. Dr. 
Earnest Bynum, University of Halle, has been appointed head of the 
department of modern languages in place of Dr. J. W. Thomas, re- 
signed. Dr. A. M. Reese, Johns Hopkins, is at the head of the bio- 
logical department, while Bro. Clyde Snook, O. W. U., '00, is assistant 
in the scientific department. His appointment, with Bros. Elliott and 
Ross, gives us three Phis in the faculty. 

Of last year's chapter we lost ten. Of these two, Messrs. Hall and 
Morrison, pledged, will return at the beginning of the winter term. 
Our senior class last year included five loyal Phis. Bro. Motten is 
teaching the classics in Denver, Colo. Bro. Wolstoncroft is pro- 
fessor of science in Chamberlain Institute, Randolph, N. Y. Bro. 
Elliott is a freshman at Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N. J. 


Bros. Douglass and Masters have entered business. Of the others who 
did not return, Bro. Campbell is in business at New Castle, Pa., as is 
Mr. Hamilton, pledged, in Westfield, N. Y. Mr. Berkhouse, pledged, 
has entered Dickinson to study law. 

The following members are in college this year and are staying at 
the chapter house: James E. Bird, Charleston, W. Va.; John McKin- 
stry Griffith, Tarentum, Pa.; Tracy T. Allen, Fredonia, N. Y.; Samuel 
C. Lampe, West End, Pittsburgh; Richard N. Merrill, BuflFalo, N. Y.; 
George W. Campbell, Warren, Pa.; W. Scott Trosh, Oil City, Pa. 

On the night of September 27, Pennsylvania Delta had one of the 
largest initiations in her history. Five men were initiated from 
pledgedom: Bruce S. Wright, Jamestown, N. Y.; J. Van Home Ballan- 
tyne, Derby Station, Pa.; Edward Lincoln Sutton, Allegheny, Pa; John 
Stevens Ekey, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Charles Roy Hazen, Sterrett, Pa. On 
the same night four freshmen became Phis: Charles Preston Howe, 
Tarentum, Pa.; Horace Edgar Rutherford, Tarentum, Pa.; Robert 
Richard Philp, Oil City, Pa., and Charles Coburn Merrill, Buffalo, N. 
Y. So that our chapter now is sixteen strong and shortly we will be 
able to introduce other men to the frattrrnity. 

Our commencement banquet last June was a decided success. Bro. 
R. R. Ross acted as toastmaster. About thirty-five covers were spread, 
and many alumni were present. Bro. Lewis Walker, Pennsylvania 
Zeta, was one of our guests. 

The closing week last year brought more Phi victories. In the in- 
ter-society contest, Bro. Wright, representing Allegheny literary so- 
ciety, won the oration. Bros. Motten and Elliott were the only fra- 
ternity men assigned commencement orations. 

Pennsylvania Delta, as usual, is represented in all phases of college 
life. Bro. Bird is president of the Y. M. C. A. and also of the senior 
class. Bro. Griffith is president of the athletic association and business 
manager of the Kaldron. Bro. Allen is chairman of the executive 
committee of the classical club and president of the inter-collegiate 
oratorical association. Bro. Lampe is assistant editor of the Campus 
and guard on the football team. Bro. Merrill is assistant football 
manager and manager of the basketball team. Bro. Campbell is tackle 
on the football team. Bro. Hayes is tackle on the footoall team and 
assistant business manager of the Kaldroti. Bro. Wright is historian 
of the freshman class. 

The outlook for the ensuing year could not be brighter. Our chap- 
ter house plans are now well under way. The present plan is to buy 
the house we are now in. A permanent organization was effected last 
commencement. A charter has already been secured. 

Pennsylvania Delta still continues to be the strongest chapter at 
Alleghenv. The numerical strength of the fraternities here is: * K ^, 
10; * r A, 12; * A 6. 16; 2 k E, 10; A T A, 8. 

All Phis passing through Meadville will find a hearty welcome at 
the chapter house. Tracy T. Ai,i,en. 

Meadville, October 24, 1901. 


.'he commencement exercises of Dickinson College this year took 
from our fraternal chain six of its strongest links, Bros. Earle, Presby, 
Loose, Shiffer, Hoover and Hamlin. This loss, however, we look 
upon as one of the inevitable to be met every June, and make it 
serve us as an incentive to work all the more strenuouslv for new men 


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from the incoming cUas. We all returned eaiiv th^ tall to astkxpate 
our competitors in the race for new men. 

Of the men gradoated last Jnne. Bros. Hamb^is a^d Shiver hare 
returned to the law school. Bio. Presbr has ihe chair of Latin in the 
Dickinson preparatory school here. Bro. Boover holds a clerical pasi> 
tion in Philadelphia, Bro. Loose is soperintendicg the Hajcbarg plow 
works, at Hamburg, Pa., and Bro. Earle has entered the Unrrersatj 
of Maryland to study law. 

At our commencement banquet last June, the usual good time was 
enjoyed. Many humorous toasts were given, together with many 
pleasant reminiscences of Phi and Phi life. We had the pleasure oif 
welcoming back Bros, \niiting, *:S*, Landis. "^i, Stephens. "Vf, Ston- 
sifer, '98, Gottschall, '00. Rounslev. 'CO. Smucker, ex-\»l. and Sler- 
rett, '00. 

We were well represented last June in the distribution of prizes. 
Bros. Gordon and Malick each receired a twenty-five dollar prize for 
scholarship. Bro. Presby. representing the debating team, accepted 
its prize, while the undersigned was awarded a gold medal, as an ora- 
torical prize. 

Many improvements have been made about the college during the 
summer. The campus has been beautified by the improvement of the 
walks and the addition of electric lights. New and larger boilers 
have been placed in the heating plant, thus increasing the capacity a 
hundred horse-power, and from these a large brick stack a hundred 
feet in height, now towers over the campus. The new preparatory 
building has been completed and stands second to none. 

So far our outlook for football has been very bright. There are 
about thirty-five candidates, and under the excellent coaching of 
Hutchinson, of Princeton, our athletic director, the men are showing 
up well. In the opening game of the season we were represented by 
Bros. ShiflFer, Stuart and Ganoe. 

These honors we hold about college: Bro. Hoffman is senior chair- 
man; Bro. Everhart, president of the junior class, and Bro. Gordon, 
treasurer; Bro. Swift, poet of the sophomore class; Bro. Lemon Smith, 
president of the freshman class; Bro. Harry Smith, vice-president; 
Bro. Appleman has been appointed assistant physical director in the 
gymnasium; Bro. H. Stuart is assistant baseball manager, and also 
one of the managers of the Dickmsonian^ and Bro. Baker, is an asso- 
ciate editor of the Dickinsonian. 

Bro. Haldeman made quite a hit on Saturday by putting out a sou- 
venir program of the Indian-Dickinson game. 

We have pledged and initiated this fall Thos. Meek, Philadelphia; 
Robert A. Judy, Johnstown; Ralph E Smith, Bloonisburg; Harry W. 
Smith, Donaldson, Pa.; Lemon Smith and George Raub. Johnstown. 
Our chapter now numbers nineteen. Wilmkr L. Gr.\y. 

Carlisle, October 7, UK)1. 


The close of our first full college year in our new home found us with 
a chapter of thirty men, and many reasons to congratulate ourselves 
on the results of the year's work. Quite a number of the men in the 
chapter had given a large share of tlieir time to the student organiza- 
tions and therefore acquired considerable prominence in college affairs. 
Bro. John Gardiner rowed stroke, and Bro. Will Gardiner No. 8 on 
the 'varsity crew, which gave such a good account of itself abroad at 


the Henley Regatta. Bro. Pepper rowed stroke and captained the 
freshman crew which defeated the freshman crews of Cornell, Wis- 
consin and Columbia at Poughkeepsie on June 25. Bro. McClain, 
captain of the track team, was voted the second most popular man in 
the senior class, and thereby was made custodian of the class bowl. 
The glee, banjo and mandolin clubs closed their most successful sea- 
son in several years under the management of Bros. McCauley, Breit- 
ler and Wyeth. The last formal event of the year was a smoker, on 
the last night of college, to the men graduating from the preparatory 
schools in the vicinity. About twenty prospective candidates for Phi 
honors were entertained. 

The chapter begins the new college year with seventeen active 
members, two pledged men, and is rushing twenty-five men with a 
view to early initiations. 

Bro. Acker, '01, will pursue a course in the law school and continue 
his splendid work in the active chapter. 

Bro. Thackera Read, '00, has returned from a trip around the world 
and will begin a course at the law school. Bro. Will Gardiner is play- 
ing his second season as right end on the 'varsity football team. 

The ten sleeping rooms in the chapter house will be occupied, and 
all the active members are boarding at the chapter table. 

Numerous additions in the way of furnishing have been made dur- 
ing the summer, so that we now pride ourselves on having one of the 
most complete and up-to-date chapter houses in the fraternity world. 
We trust that many Phis will visit us during the year. 

Philadelphia, October 1, 1901. C. H. McCauley, Jr. 


Lehigh opened the fall term on September 25 with one of the largest 
freshman classes in her history. 

The electrical engineering department has been greatly strengthened 
by securing Dr. W. L. Esty, formerly of the University of Illinois, 
as assistant professor. 

Pennsylvania Eta began the year with nine active members and 
has thus far initiated George Carlton Beck, '03, Williamsport, Pa.; 
Jonathan Emett Sheesley, '04, Harrisburg, Pa.; Oliver Morris Evans, 
'05, Lansdale, Pa.; William Corson Kline, '05, North Wales, Pa. 

Bro. McCleary, '03, has been elected assistant manager of the track 
team. Bro. Mack, '04, has been elected class athletic representative. 
Bro. Smith, '02, has been elected class historian. 

Bro. J. N. Atkins, Columbia^ '02, spent a few days with us during 
this month. We have also entertained Bros. Bushnell, Smith and 
Bender, of Lafayette. J. S. Hegeman. 

South Bethlehem, October 25, 1901. 



Virginia Beta begins the session of 1901-02 with the following men : 
C. R. Williams, C. C. Haskell, C. P. Stearns, H. A. Mathews. A. S. 
Taylor, W. F. Scott, W. Ames, J. J. Greenleaf, H. G. Lavinder, O. 
Brown, C. P. Carter, R. Hiraoka, C. P. McGill (who was in college 
year before last) and C. H. Davis. 

The fall goating has not yet taken place, and in consequence there 
are no new men to introduce to the fraternity. 


Of collegiate honors Virginia Beta has her share. J. J. Greenleaf 
is the manager of the football team, and W. F. Scott is the assistant 
manager. O. Brown is the manager of the basketball team. C. P. 
Carter is captain again of the baseball team. 

C. C. Haskell, on account of bad health, will not be on the football 
team this year, but the chapter has a good chance of being represented 
on the team, as both C. R. Williams and C. P. McGill are trying for 
right end. Bro. McGill was on the eleven, year before last. Every- 
thing seems in favor of Virginia's having a good team this year. 
There is good material on the field, and we have a coach who seems 
to know his business. A good beginning has been made by defeating 
Gallaudet College, 24 to 0. Carl H. Davis. 

Charlottesville, October 13, 1901. 


Randolph-Macon College opened on September 19 with the usual 
number of students. Prospects for a successful college year were ex- 
cellent. Great interest was manifested by the student body in every 
phase of college life. Athletics, literary halls, publications and the 
Y. M. C. A. were enthusiastically supported by nearly every man. 
One of our trustees, Mr. John P. Branch, a wealthy and liberal 
bank president of Richmond, donated money to secure three of the 
most prominent lecturers in the country, to deliver a series of lectures 
to the student body, and the following gentlemen were secured: Gen. 
John B. Gordon, of Georgia, on the 'Last Days of the Confederacy,* 
October 1; Hon. George R.Wendling, of Chicago, on 'Saul of Tarsus,' 
October 2; Dr. Russell H. Conwell, of Philadelphia, on 'Acres of 
Diamonds,' October 3. Our football manager, Mr. H. C. Lipscomb, 
secured the services of Mr. A. G. Jenkins as coach for our eleven, 
and under his able management a very creditable team was put on the 

The athletic association is running a fine star course of entertain- 
ments this season. The first attraction of the course was the Mozart 
symphony quartette, of Boston, on Novemljtr 18. Some unknown 
philanthropist presented to each of our literary halls a fine life-size 
oil portrait of Patrick Henry and Henry Clay. These will be form- 
ally presented to the literary halls on December 9, and Mr. Thomas 
Nelson Page, of literary fame, and Hon. Mr. Cabell, of Richmond, 
Va., will make the presentation speeches. 

Our chapter suffered a severe loss in its membership this session, 
only two of the whole number of members returning, Bros. Zimmer- 
man and Copenhaver. The supply of fraternity material was also 
unusually small, and we were not able to increase the chapter to any 
extent with proper Phi material. We secured one sterling man, C. 
Ernest Williams, however, and next year, returning all our forces, we 
expect to once again restore Virginia Gamma to her usual strength. 
Our men are, however, representative Phis and hold a goodly share of 
the college honors. We are represented on the 'varsity eleven at cen- 
ter rush, on the athletic board by the vice-president, on the baseball 
team by the manager, and on the Monthly by the manager. 

Ashland, November 17, 1901. Jno. C. Copenhaver. 


The rushing season opened with bright prospects for Virginia Zeta, 
as there were nearly a hundred freshmen, but after careful sorting out 
by the fourteen chapters in the university, material proved to be 
acanty, the total number of goats from freshmen being twenty. 

82 rilE SCROLL. 

The chapter returns Bros. Heth, Fielder, Keeble, Bagley, Feamster, 
Marshall, Gray bill and Witherspoon. Alumni who aided in the rush- 
ing were H. M. Fox, R.J. McBryde, D. C. McBryde, R. G. Campbell 
and W. B. Hawkins. As new Phis we present Waller McBryde, Lex- 
ington, Va. ; Malcolm Duncan Campbell, Lexington, Va.; Jack Roger 
Russell, Bonham, Texas, and Robert Woodward Barnwell, Beaufort, 
S. C. 

The 'varsity football team, under the careful coaching of Trenchard, 
of Princeton, is improving rapidly. The team, in all probability, will 
be the best that the university has ever put into the field. Bro. 
Fielder plays half-back. Bro. Bagley is vice-president of the athletic 
association. Bro. Marshall is just recovering from a severe attack of 
typhoid fever. 

Mr. George H. Denny, professor of Latin, was elected president of 
the university by the board of trustees last month. Mr. Denny is 
probably one of the youngest college presidents in the country. 

Lexington, November 11, 1901. Robert W. Barnwell. 


The university opened with 550 students enrolled in all departments. 
This is the largest enrollment we have had for several years. The 
prospects for a winning football team are rather good. There are 
about forty candidates for the 'varsity, and the coach, Jenkins, of Yale, 
is confident that he can develop a good team. 

North Carolina Beta began work this fall with only four men re- 
turned, Bros. Bernard, Donnelly, Smathers and Weller. The rushing 
season brought her Bros. H. H. Bennett, '03, F. T. Hickerson, '04, 
Chas. James, '04, W. H. Lee, '04, Paul Yelverton, '04, L. T. Wyatt, 
H)3, medical. We are occupying comfortable quarters at present in a 
private residence. We expect to rent a house soon if we can find a 
suitable one. 

Bro. Bernard has been elected instructor in Greek, and Bro. Ben- 
nett is assistant in the chemical laboratory. On account of the ex- 
treme illness of his brother, Bro. Yelverton was forced to return home 
for some time. He has not yet returned. 

Since last year a new building, the Mary Ann Smith hall, has been 
added to the campus. The alumni building, which has been in course 
of erection for several years, is about completed, and the offices of 
the executive department and a great many recitation rooms will be 
occupied in it about the middle of October. A central heating plant 
has also been put in. 

S X is just completing a handsome hall. This is quite an addition 
to the fraternity house section of our campus. W. H. LEE. 

Chapel Hill, September 29, 1901. 


Kentucky Alpha-Delta has begun the first year of her existence and 
of the new Central University with a chapter house. Six fraternities 
have active chapters here, and * A is the only one who can boast of 
a home. We have rented a house on Harrodsburg avenue, one of the 
principal residence streets of Danville. It is situated near the univer- 
sity campus and is one of the handsomest buildings in the city. The 
house is a three-story brick : on the first floor are the parlors, smoking 
room and a large dancing hall; the second and third floors each have 
six comfortable bedrooms. It is heated by hot air and lighted by gas. 


The house is nicely furnished, and we can justly claim that our Phi 
house is the best in the south. 

The following undergraduate Phis returned this year: From Ken- 
tucky Alpha (Centre College) — Bros. Eugene M. Lee, Jr., John R. In- 
gram, Jacob T. Huguely, Henry G. Sandifer, Charles B. Schoolfield, 
Sidney V. Rowland, Chester A. Gourley, William S. Sudduth, John 
M. Cochran, Phillips T. Barbour and June Hunter; from Kentucky 
Delta (Central University), Bros. S. Wilson Glenn and Frank P. Kiser. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity the following new 
brothers: Walter Chenault Hudson, '05, Lancaster, Ky., initiated Sep- 
tember 14; Giltner Andrew Donaldson, '03, Carrol ton, Ky., initiated 
September 17; Clarey Cornell Clarke, dental, '04, Pleasureville, Ky., 
initiated September 20 ; and Edward Everett Buster, '04, Danville, 
Ky., initiated October 15. Besides these initiates we have four men 
pledged whom we expect to initiate soon. 

The Phis are well represented in college life. Bro. Sudduth, '02, is 
editor in-chief of the university annual. Bros. Kiser, '02, Clarke, '03, 
Schoolfield, '03, and Lee, '03, are the stars of the football team. The 
Phis have some of the best students in the university this year; Bro. 
Rowland, '02, who will in all probabilities be valedictorian; Bro. Kiser, 
'02, Bro. Hudson, '05, and Bro. Hunter, '03. 

Kentucky Alpha-Delta is represented in the faculty by Bro. Logan, 
professor of logic, psychology and civics; Bro. Crooks, secretary of 
the faculty and professor of mathematics. 

We are so well represented on the football team that we challenged 
any of the other fraternities here to a game, and Ben, who is also 
well represented on the gridiron, accepted the challenge; the result 
was a tie game, 0-0. The tie will be played off soon, and we expect 
to report * A 6 as victor. 

Among our visitors this year are: Bros. R. J. McBryde, province 
president; Peyton B. Bethel, Centre, '97, of Louisville; W. G. Camp- 
bell, of Kentucky Epsilon, and Louis B. Herrington, Atlanta, Ga.; 
Trueheart P. Baurne, Stanford, Ky.; Harry Blanton, Richmond, Ky.; 
William Land, Lexington, Ky., and Elliott P. Smith, Richmond, Ky., 
all of old Kentucky Delta. 

The membership of the fraternities here is: 4> A 0, 17 (and 4 
pledged); B 9 n, 16 (1 pledged); A K E, 8; K A, 15; S A E, 15; 2 X, 6. 

Kentucky Alpha-Delta joins with Kentucky Epsilon in heartfelt 
regret at the untimely death of Bro. Leonidas Ragan, Kentucky State, 
'00, who was personally known to many of us and esteemed by all. 

Danville, November 20, 1901. Chester A. Gourley. 


Kentucky Epsilon began the collegiate year with eight active mem- 
bers back in college, and two of its alumni in close touch with the 
chapter. Since the opening of the fall term we have pledged threa 
men, two of whom are of the incoming freshman class. Prospects 
for a successful year seem unusually bright. 

We have moved into, and are comfortably settled in our new chap- 
ter house, which is conveniently located only two or three blocks 
from the college grounds. This was the first house to be taken by 
any college fraternity in Kentucky, and Kentucky Epsilon feels proud 
of having begun the chapter house movement in the state. The 
chapter at Central University has since rented a house, and this gives 
^ A 6 the only two chapter houses in Kentucky. 

Since the installation of our chapter, 11 K A has entered State Col- 


lege. There are now six fraternities here, the others being S X, 2 A 
E, K £ and K A. All of these have good chapters, and it seems that 
Kentucky State College will soon become a great fraternity center. 

The new gymnasium building, erected at a cost of fl^0,000, is nearly 
completed, and will be ready for use in a month or two. In addition 
to the gymnasium, this building contains a drill hall, the alumni hall 
and the rooms of the diflFerent literary societies. A dormitory for 
young ladies will be built in the near future. . 

Up to the present time about five hundred students have matricu- 
lated, and this number will be greatly exceeded before the close of 
the session. The college is growing very rapidly, and it is only a 
question of time until it will be one of the leading educational insti- 
tutions of the south. 

We are represented in football by Bro. Ewell on the first team, and 
by Bro. Gary, who is captain of the second team. 

Bro. Leonidas Ragan, '00, one of our charter members, died at his 
home in Monticello, Ky., on the twenty-third of September, after an 
illness of typhoid fever. Bro. Ragan 's death, coming so unexpect- 
edly, was a great shock to the chapter. He was the most enthusiatic 
of Phis, and, although absent, took great interest in everything that 
we did. Kentucky Epsilon, by his death, has suffered an irreparable 
loss, from which it will take long to recover. 

Bro Bains, Central, '97, of Louisville, visited us during last month 
and aided us materially in our fall campaign. Bro. C. H. Wimberly, 
Mercer^ '03, who is attending a business college in this city, is also 
aiding us. Bro. Jouett H. Shouse, Missouri^ '91), of this city, who has 
been of great assistance to us ever since our organization, has been ill 
with typhoid fever for several weeks, but is now convalescent, and 
we hope soon to have him with us again. We have also been greatly 
aided by Bro. Cook, Centre^ Bro. McBryde, our energetic province 
president, and many others of the Lexington and Louisville alumni. 

It gives us great pleasure to introduce to the fraternity Bro. Llew- 
ellyn Jones Pryse, of Beattyville, initiated June 1, 190L 

We extend a cordial invitation to all Phis coming to Lexington to 
visit us at our chapter house. John Craig SHKI.BV^ 

Lexington, October 11, 1901. 


Vanderbilt opened on October 18 with an average attendance. In 
numbers Tennessee Alpha bejpjan the season considerably crippled, as 
an unusually large number of our old men either were graduated or 
failed to return. We are proud, however, to announce to the fra- 
ternity at large the initiation of seven new men: Bros. Claiborne 
Nelson Bryan, '05; Benjamin Franklin Cornelius, '04; John Wills 
Napier Lee, Jr., '05; Adolphe Fitzgerald Nye, '04; Will R. Manier, 
Jr., '05; Joe Toy Howell, Jr., '05, who were all initiated September 28, 
also Bro. Paul De Witt, '05, who was initiated October 5 All our ini- 
tiates are residents of Nashville, except Bro. Lee, of Duplex, Tenn. 
Bro. De Witt is a brother of Bro. John H. De Witt, widely known in 
the service of * A 9. Bro. Manier is a son of Bro. Will R. Manier, 
Sr., one of the best friends Tennessee Alpha ever had. 

Our football team began the season by defeating Kentucky State 
College, 22 to 0. The team, though light, bids fair to make up for this 
lack of weight by swift and snappy playing, under the excellent 


coaching of Watkins, of Princeton. We have four men in the Varsity 
aquad, of whom Bro. Davis is one of the best on the team. 

Nashville, October 6, 1901. Jno. J. TiGERT, Jr. 


We are now at the close of our second term, which began on July 8 
and ends on September 25. 

Tennessee Beta has done very well this term, considering how 
many of our men have left college. We sustained the loss of Bros. L. 
M.Williams, LL. B., '01, Wilson, Atkins, Sloan, Stuart and Mitchell. 

I take great pleasure in introducing Bros. Chit Clark and H. H. 
Powers, initiated last term, and Bro. Eldridge, initiated the first part 
of this term. Bros. Powers and Eldridge are medical students, and 
Bro. Clark is in the law department. We have been looking after 
some good freshmen, and next term when the rushing begins we will 
get several new men. 

Our late Bro. Calder entered the Chapter Grand on August 26, 1901 . 

The Cap and Goivn^ of 1902, as usual, will be edited by the fraterni- 
ties, each fraternity electing one member to the staff. Bro. Cox is 
our representative. 

The football prospects are very bright this year. We are now hav- 
ing a good, snappy practice every afternoon. Bros. Kirby-Smith, 
tackle, and Smith and Jones at end will be the Phis on this yearns 
team. Mr. Suter will not coach our team this year, but his place 
will be filled by Messrs. Seibels and Osborn . 

A few months ago the university received a gift of J<),000 for a 
library from an unknown donor. Convocation hall is now being fitted 
up for the new library. 

The new Sewanee grammar school dormitory was not completed in 
June, but will be finished by the opening of next term. Mr. J. P. 
Morgan donated |15,000 in order to complete it. P. O. Benjamin. 

Sewanee, September 20, 1901. 



This year Georgia Alpha returned only six men. Despite this fact 
we have taken four of the very best men that have entered college. 
We also have one other man pledged, who will be initiated at our next 
meeting. Our chapter will then number eleven men. Our new broth- 
ers, whom we now introduce, are: W. R. Turner, '03, Barnesville, 
Ga.; J. C. Vinson, '04, Montezuma, Ga.; F. R. McMillen, 'Oo, Har- 
lem, Ga.; F. E. Ellis, elective, Atlanta, Ga. Bro. Turner is almost 
certain to make the 'varsity eleven. In fact, we are practically sure 
of having three men on the team. The other two are Bros. Russell 
and Lamar. Bro. Lamar played full-back on last year's team and will 
probably hold this position this year, while Bro. Russell will make 
cither quarter or left end. 

Just here it may be mentioned that Georgia has the outlook for one 
of the fastest teams in the south. This season she is coached by 
*Billie* Reynolds, of Princeton, who coached North Carolina last year. 
The men will average 165 pounds, and though they are short on weight, 
they will be there on time. 

At a meeting of the advisory board, officers of the Red and Blacky 


the college weekly, were elected. We are fortunate in getting two 
men on the staff; Bro. Legwen is editor-in-chief, and Bro. Ellis is 
exchange editor. Bro. Golucke has been elected president of his 

We are now occupying one of the handsomest chapter houses in 
Athens. It is on the corner of Hancock and Hall streets and is very 
convenient to the college. 

During the spiking season we had with us Bros. Green, Thurman, 
McWhorter and our province president, Bro. Hallman. We tliauk 
them for their valuable services. Glknn W. Lkgwen. 

Athens, October 3, 1901. 


Last commencement was a most successful one for 4> A 6, in that we 
had more speakers on the stage in proportion to our numbers — six 
out of fourteen- than any other fraternity. However, we lost seven 
of our most loyal men: Bros. I. S. Hopkins, Jr., J. G. Parks, Jr., W. 

D. Domingos, A. C. Broom and G. A. Myers, by graduation, and L. 

E. Baldwin and J. A. Brown by failure to return. Bro. Brown will 
be with us again in January, ll>02. 

Great improvements, both on the buildings and campus, were made 
during the summer. A new science hall with the latest equipment is 
to be erected this year at a cost of |30,0()0. 

Bro. J. P. Hanner, VandcrhUt, '94, lias been elected to the chair of 
modern languages left vacant by the resignation of Prof. Julius 
Magath. There are now six Phis on the faculty of Emory College — 
the whole number of members of the faculty is fourteen. 

Though the attendance this year was smaller than expected, yet we 
secured our share of the new men, and so far have initiated six excel- 
lent men. Bros. Warren Parks, '04, Dawson, Ga.; Chas. Richardson, 
'04; and Alvin Paxton Lewis, '04, Montezuma, Ga.; Victor Allen, 
'05, Buford, Ga.; Oliver Rayne, '05, New Orleans, La.; Chas. Lillard 
Burton, Buford, Ga. Bro. Parks is a member of the college choir. 
Bros. Richardson, Lewis and Allen are good ball players and will 
have no difficulty in making their class teams. Bro. Allen is mana- 
ger of his team. 

Bros. Dan Lott, who dropped out of college in 1898, and E. B. Lovett, 
who dropped out in 1900, have both returned, making the number in 
the chapter fifteen. 

Our province president, Bro Earnest G. Hallman, was of much 
assistance to us during the rushing season. Bro. G. A. Myers also 
paid us a short visit just after the opening of college. Bro. Myers is 
a rising young lawyer in Atlanta. 

The faculty has removed the restrictions upon football, and inter- 
class games will be allowed. * A O will be represented fully on the 
class teams, as well as in the coming relay race. Bro. Alvin Lewis is 
manager of the sophomore eleven. 

Bro. Turn bull, '02, is poet of the senior class and president of the 
'Innocents,' the senior social club. Bro. Winship, '04, is president of 
the 'Monarchs,' the sophomore club, of which Bros. Parks and Rich- 
ardson are also members. Theo. T. Turnbull. 

Oxford, October G. 1901. 




Mercer has opened with fine prospects. Every phase of college life 
seems to have received fresh energy. Especially has 4> A O prospered. 
From last year's chapter of sixteen, eleven have returned to college, 
and with Bro. L. B. Herrington, an affiliate from Central, Bro. Bur- 
ney, '97, who returns to take law, and nine initiates, 4> A 6 has a 
chapter of which she may be proud. I take pleasure in introducing 
as our initiates, Bros. H. B. Nunnally, Monroe, Ga.; T. F. Calloway, 
Americus, Ga.; H. H. Turner, Dawson, Ga.; T. F. Flournoy, Fort 
Valley, Ga.; J. G. Terrell, Greenville, Ga. ; W. W. Carson, Kissimmee, 
Fla ; L. B. Lamar, Sparta, Ga.; L. Calloway, Milledgeville, Ga., and 
S. Connor, Macon, Ga. 

Great interest is being manifested in the coming state oratorical 
contest, and every man in Mercer feels that Bro. Hatcher, who will 
represent us, will not fail to carry Mercer's colors to victory. 

Although inter-collegiate football is prohibited bvthe faculty, there 
is great enthusiasm over class games. 4> A will fn all likelihood be 
represented on every team. It is too soon to size up baseball material, 
but it is safe to say that Mercer will put out a good team, having for 
captain Bro. Pate. Bros. Gunn and Stakely will again cover their old 
pcKsitious. Davis F. St.\kei^y. 

Macon, October 2, 1901. 


As college opened on September 18, we are now in the midst of the 
rushing season. So far we have three men pledged. Sixteen of last 
year's members returned. The chapter is in a flourishing condition, 
and this session bids fair to be one of the most successful in its history. 

On all athletic teams and college organizations the Phis are well 
represented. On last year's baseball team were Bros. Ashe, Forman, 
McQueen, McEachin, Stewart. Bro. Ashe is one of the best pitchers 
in the S. I. A. A., as is shown by his excellent work. The nine was 
very successful, defeating Auburn, Sewanee, Mississippi and other 
teams, most of them by large scores. 

Bro. Hughes is assistant business manager of the Cnmson- Whiit\ 
and Bro. Coles is sophomore representative on the staff. Bro. Mc- 
Queen is manager of the football team; Bro. Thomas is president of 
the senior class, and Bro. Ross is vice-president of the sophomore class. 

In the junior and senior law classes, respectively, we are represented 
by Bros. Forman and Stewart. Thos. L. Coi^KS. 

University, September 30, 11)01. 


College opened September 11, 1901, and now has a greater enrollment 
than in any previous year at this time. 

The facilities of the electrical and mechanical department have been 
greatly increased by an extensive addition to the mechanical labora- 
tory and the installation of a new engine in the electrical laboratory. 

The only change in the faculty was caused by the resignation of 
Prof. Keyser of the chair of physics, who was succeeded by Prof. 
Southall, a graduate of the University of Virginia. 

We returned sixteen old members this year: Bros. Askew, Coles, 
Clark. Feagin, Garber, Dawson, Peabody and Park, '02; Halsey, Math- 
ews, Pratt, Rison, Smith, Taylor and Thornton, '03, and Chambers, '04. 


We take pleasure in introducing Bros. Shivers, '03, Marion, Ala., 
and Jenkins, '04, Trenton, N.J. 

In the corps of cadets Bro. Askew was appointed fourth captain; 
Bros. Coles, Dawson, Fea^in, Peabody, Park and Garber, first lieuten- 
ants, the latter being adjutant; Bros. Halsey, Taylor and Thornton, 
sergeants. Of these Bro. Halsey will be color sergeant and Bro. 
Thornton, quartermaster sergeant. Bro. Halsey was recently elected 
president of the junior class. 

Alabama Beta is represented on the 'varsity this year by Bro. Park, 
captain, and Bros. Feagin and Halsey. 

The chapter house fund, under the supervision of Bro. Ransom, '98, 
is growing rapidly, and the alumni are subscribing liberally. 

Auburn, October 14, 1901. L. E.\RLE Thornton. 



Ohio Alpha opened the present college year with seven old members 
in the field. We have initiated two new members, Bros. Prugh and 
Nelson, whom we take pleasure in introducing. We have more than 
held our own through the rushing season, having four pledged men 
while none of our rivals has more than two. Our showing in athletics 
is also very good; we have three regular players and two substitutes 
on the football team. We defeated the Betas by a score of 9 to 3 in 
the first indoor baseball game of the season. J. R. Jami.son. 

Oxford, November 18, 1901. 


Ohio Beta opened the collegiate year with twenty-one initiated and 
two pledged men, Bro. W. H. Bacon, '02, being the only undergrad- 
uate member of the chapter failing to return. Bro. Bacon is at pres- 
ent a principal of the Woodsfield (Ohio) schools, of which Bro. W. R. 
Bayes, *01, is superintendent. During the past week we have pledged 
five men: Marion C. Gilchrist, Charleston, W. Va.; Harold K. Man- 
ser, La Rue, Ohio; Kay Onestaff, Ashley, Ohio; Glenn E. and Earl 
W. Rardin, Portsmouth, Ohio. 

The enrollment in the university this fall is somewhat larger than 
last year. There is but one change in the faculty. Prof. E. Y. Ma- 
son, of Fostoria, Ohio, takes the place of Prof. Geo. B. Carter in the 
school of music. Prof. Horniell, who has been doing graduate work 
in Harvard, is again in the department of physics. Bro. Lowther is 
assistant in history. 

Every one is much pleased with our lotlook in football this fall. 
We have a good coach in the person of Boyle, of Dartmouth, who is 
rapidly putting the team in shape for our first game with Ohio Uni- 
versity, September 28. * A 6 is represented on the gridiron by Bros. 
E. L. Skeel, C. C. Whitney, E. W. Buxton, D. F. Edwards, and E. 
W. Rardin (pledged). 

We have our usual share of college honors. Bro. Lowther, '02, is 
president, and Bro. W. M. Whitney, 'O.S, is property manager, of the 
athletic association; Bro. Breese, '02, is treasurer of the senior lecture 
course; Bro. Robinson, '02, is president of Zetagathean literary soci- 
ety, and Bro. Baird, '03, is major, and Bro. Dolbey, '02, lieutenant, in 
the cadet battalion. 


We take this opportunity to introduce Bro. Edward W. Haniill, 
Belleville, 111., initiated at commencement last June, and who is now 
studying at Harvard. Norman I. Tayi^or. 

Delaware, September 27, 1901. 


Ohio Gamma lost no men by graduation last year, but was quite un- 
fortunate in the loss of five '03 men. Bro. John A. Mitchell, center 
on the 'varsity eleven last year, left school in the spring very ill, and 
is yet not sufficiently recovered to return. Bro. Will H. Mitchell does 
not return, having accepted a position. Bro. Fred S. Pickering 
has accepted a position in the local postoffice. Bro. T. Watson 
Craig is a traveling salesman. Bro. Edward U. Cave, ex-captain 
of the 'varsity eleven, goes to Owensboro, Ky., as athletic director 
in the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. He will coach a football team this 
fall. We wish to introduce our new Phis in the persons of Fred Iveslie 
Alderman and Herbert Earl Fuller, Athens, Ohio; John Burt Long- 
well, Warwick, N. Y., and James Alphonso Lyon, Goshen. N. Y. 
This gives us twelve members, including Bro. Don D. Tullis, '98, who 
is this year doing graduate work. He has an appointment near Co- 
lumbus, where he preaches every Sunday. 

The changes in the university this year were not as extensive as 
last. There was. however, one very important change, the election 
of Bro. Alston Ellis, Ph. D., LL. D., Miami, '(>7, to succeed Dr. C. 
W. Super as president, Dr. Super taking the chair of Greek. Bro. 
Ellis is well liked, and under his judicious and scholarly manage- 
ment we are expecting great things for the future of the university. 
At their meeting in June the board of trustees established a school of 
music, which will be gradually enlarged and equipped. They will 
also petition the legislature this fall for a new library building, which 
is a very much needed addition, as we have a very fine library. The 
salaries of the professors and instructors throughout were considera- 
bly increased. More money has been appropriated for athletics this 
year than ever before; and the permanent services, throughout the 
year, of an eastern coach and athletic director have been secured. In 
football, though our line is somewhat light, the team is made up of 
plucky and earnest men from whom we are expecting fair results. 
Ohio Gamma is represented on the team by Bros. Biddle, Tinker, 
Longwell and Lyon. Bro. J. M. Zang is assistant manager. Bro. C. 
D. Sheppard, '02, has been chosen as one of the speakers for his class 
at commencement. 

We were glad to have with us for a few days Bro. F. S. Martin, 
Wabash, '04, who was on his way to college. Our visitors' register 
shows that Bro. Charles S. Hoskinson, Ohio Wesleyaii, '89, of Zanes- 
ville, called upon us several times during the summer. He very 
kindly made Ohio Gamma a present of five bound volumes of back 
numbers of The Scroll, recently. Bro. U. M. McCaughey, '95, who 
has been connected with the schools at New Lexington, Ohio, secured 
a position in the schools at Akron, Ohio, this year. Bro. W. K. Scott, 
'98, has accepted a position in the First National Bank, of this city. 
Bro. George DeCamp, '94, who was situated at Gallipolis, Ohio, for 
some time, has accepted a position in the Athens state hospital, and 
thus adds one new alumnus to our local club. 

We do not expect to be in a house in time for the convention of 
Delta province, which is to be held in Athens Thanksgiving week, 


for the combined reason that the chapter has not as yet decided 
whether it is best, and has not been able to find a suitable location 
that she could get. Our local alumni are almost as a unit opposed to 
the chapter house. We can not notice that our foremost rival, the 
Betas, are any the stronger for being housed . Neither the Betas nor 
the Delts have initiated yet this fall. 

We hope to be in good shape to receive and entertain the Delta 
province convention Thanksgiving week, and wish to extend to all 
Phis, whether of this province or not, a most cordial invitation to be 
present. The program includes a smoker on Thursday evening, a 
dance Friday evening, the banquet Saturday evening at Hotel Berry, 
with business sessions on Friday and Saturday. Further information 
will be furnished by our province president, Bro. J. B. Ballou, or by 
your humble servant. Ohio Gamma is very anxious for a large attend- 
ance and an enthusiastic delegation. Floyd E. Coultrap. 

Athens, October 22, 1901. 


Ohio Zeta has begun this college year in good shape, having fifteen 
old members returned and three pledges. Everything points to a 
very successful year, both in college and fraternity matters. Bros. 
McComb, ex-*03, and Patterson, ex- '03, have both returned as active 
members after a year*s absence in other fields. 

We were recently visited by several Phis from Ohio Gamma, who 
were returning from Delaware and remained in Columbus for a few 
hours. Bro. B. T. Miller is also a recent visitor. 

The prospects for another O. S. U. champion football team are good. 
Although the first practice game was something of a disappointment, 
the second showed the team back in usual form and ready to meet 
(and we hope, defeat) all comers. The return of our old coach, Eck- 
storm, of Dartmouth, makes us still more confident. 

O. S. U. is soon to have possession of the new law building, which 
is in course of construction. It is said to be one of the finest in the 

The following fraternities are renting houses here this year: B 6 II, 
2 N. 2 A E. A T O and * A e. 

Ohio Zeta wishes to thank her alumni, through Thh ScROix, for 
their recommendation of new men. It has been a great help. 

Columbus, October 8, 1901. H. S. McComh. 


Ohio Eta finds herself at the beginning of a new year in a most 
prosperous condition. Four men were graduated and two otliers left 
school, leaving fifteen active members. Most of the men were at 
work during the summer in diflFerent parts of the country, but three 
lived at the house, and these formed the nucleus of a group on the 
porch nearly every pleasant evening. The town Phis with some of 
the alumni had an informal dance during August. 

Bro. Anthony had charge of an exhibit at the Pan-American and 
made many pleasant acquaintances with Phis from all over the coun- 
try. All the fellows were there for short periods, and there were few 
days when Ohio Eta was not represented by two or three men on the 

Since school opened we have initiated three men: Bros. Theodore 


W. Ely, Harry G. Blanchard and R. S. Hickox, all of *05. In addi- 
tion, we have extended bids to three other men, who are only waiting 
for consent from their parents. 

Apparently none of the other fraternities has been doing much 
rushing. A K has initiated one man; the others none, so far as we 
know. Z 4^ has rented a house and is much stronger than a year ago. 
A K, who was our chief rival, seems to be going backward, ft 4^, who 
was entirely dead, has been reorganized and bids fair to be a strong 
rival, but 4> A 6 is still the leader in both number and influence in the 

Case has opened with the largest number of students in her historj-, 
including a freshman class of 150 men. 

The football team has hardly done enough to judge of its strength, 
but seems to be developing rapidly. * A 9 is represented by three 
men on the 'varsity. 

We thank the alumni who have called our attention to good men 
entering Case this fall. Geo. S. Case. 

Cleveland, October 12, 1901. 


Ohio Theta returned only six men this year, but it is our pleasure to 

g resent six new Phis. On June 25 Louis Keller was initiated; his 
ealth has since failed, and it became necessary for him to go west, 
but we hope to have him with us next year. On October 9 we initiated 
Harry C. Fetsch, Wm. H. Fillmore and Arthur C. Everham, and on 
October 26, Milton Kennedy and Edward Pfieger. 

Bros. Wm. Fetsch, '02, and Arthur Everham, '02, are playing on 
the football team. Bro. Harry Fetsch was first lieutenant in the re- 
cent flag rush, and it may be said that to his ability to direct his men 
the freshmen owe their success. Bro. Everham has been elected 
manager of the students' co-operative society and vice-president of 
the engineers' club. Bro. Schroetter is manager of the mandolin club 
and a leading member of the glee club. Bro. Vos, '04, took an active 
part in presenting the Gibson tableaux at the university on October 19. 

Bro. Edmund Schlemmer, '02, has gone to Cornell to take his de- 
gree, and Bro. Howard Schell, '03, is at the University of Michigan. 
Bro. Durr, '03, is studying law. 

Of the other fraternities represented here, B O IT has initiated 11 
men; 2 A E, 5; S X, 0. 

A banquet which was given Wednesday, October 2, at the Burnet 
House by the alumni club was well attended by the active chapttrand 
also by several prospective candidates for initiation. On October 3 a 
dance was given in Odd Fellows' Temple by the active chapter. Sat- 
urday night, October 5, was the time of a Dutch lunch at our rooms; 
it was given for rushing purposes and was quite a success. 

A hasty visit of Bro. H. H. Ward, P. G. C, was enjoyed on Octo- 
ber 9. Wi LIZARD Black. 

Cincinnati, October 2(), 1901. 


Michigan Alpha has opened the new year with sixteen men, and is 
fortunate in having in the chapter in addition Bro. Joseph P. Van 
Cleave, Indiana, '04, lit., and Martin L. Clardy, Mississippi ^ '04, law. 
We have had a very successful rushing season, which culminated last 


night in the initiation of the following men: Hugh Wallace Clarke, 
Coldwater, Mich.; Thomas Potter Hayden, Rockland, Me.; Eugene 
Teel Hammond, Lansing, Mich.; Arthur Eniil Kusterer, Grand 
Rapids, Mich.; Marshall I/awrence Cushman, Brockton, Mass.; Ed- 
ward Jay Wohlgemuth, Cincinnati, Ohio. We have other men in 
view and hope to report further success in the next Scroll. 

The prospects of the university are unusually bright, with increased 
appropriations from the state, and a constant strengthening of the 
faculty. The student body is drawn from almost every state in the 
union, Delaware and Louisiana being the only exceptions, and also 
from a dozen foreign countries. The attendance in the engineering 
and medical classes is the largest in the history of the institution. 
The courses in higher commercial education were established last 
year, and this year a forestry department has been added. 

The new medical building is being pushed as rapidly as possible. 
The corner-stone was laid on October 15, and many prominent men 
of the state were present. 

Michigan has a fine lot of football material this season, and Coach 
Yost has rapidly brought the team to the front. We hope to wipe 
out last year's defeats with large scores. 

Of the Phis on the faculty, Bro. H. A. Sanders is in the Latin de- 
partment, Bro. Edward D. Jones, Ohio Wesleyan, is professor of 
economics, and Bro. G. P. Burns, Ohio IVesleyan, is engaged in scien- 
ti6c work. 

Bro. J. Walter Whitson is this year at the University of Illinois, and 
Bro. Tod P. Ward is a medical student at Philadelphia. 

The evening of October (5 the chapter devoted to memorial services 
for Bro. John Park Alexander, who died July 19, 1901. He was a 
member of Ohio Eta, and spent two years with us here, living in the 
chapter house. We cherish him in our memory as a true and noble 
Phi. L. J. WirjjAMS. 

Ann Arbor, October 19, 1901. 



Indiana University opened September 23 with enrollment of ()54. 
This is a large increase over last year. The new science hall will be 
ready for occupation next fall. 

We have a large football squad this year. Indiana Alpha has three 
men on the squad and two men on the Varsity. Bro. Geo. Shaw, '03, 
is the student business manager 

Ten of last year's men have returned, and we announce the initia- 
tion of the following men : Claude Wilson Reed, '05, Boonville, In- 
diana; William B. Cronin and Ralph Murray, Hutchinson, '05, Hart- 
ford City, Indiana; Harry Long, '04, Eaton, Indiana; Miller C. Kent, 
'05, Brookston, Indiana. We have two pledged men. 

Bro. E. E. Ruby, '97, our province president, was appointed to the 
head of the Latin department in Illinois College last summer and has 
left us. His departure is a great loss to this chapter and the province. 

Bloomington, October 14, 1901. J. A. Treher. 



Wabash College opened this year with fine prospects. The attendance 
was somewhat increased, but what was more encouraging, the fresh- 
man class outnumbered all previous freshman classes, but two, in the 
history of the college, thus giving a good field to work upon to all 

Prof. Cragwall, of Vanderbilt University, takes the place of Prof. 
Studley in the department of mathematics, while Prof. Studley takes 
the chair of mathematics and astronomy at Kalamazoo College, Mich- 

The college is determined to stand well in athletics and has secured 
the services, as coach of the football team, of Bro. Fred Feil, of Chi- 
cago University, who played on the championship team of ISiMK Lack 
of material is making it hard for Bro. Feil to put out a strong team, 
but he still hopes to win the secondary championship of Indiana. 

Wabash as usual will have a good glee and mandolin club and bas- 
ketball team. 

With the opening of the college year there was a general question 
among those interested whether our chapter would, like 4> K 4^, give 
up and sink into oblivion, or by some extraordinary means revive 
again, there being back for the new year only one man, the under- 
signed. The question was solved by our indefatigable local alumni. 
Realizing that Indiana Beta had gone down by the misconduct of 
many of its members in the past, the still loyal alumni rallied around 
the old banner of * A O, organized themselves, left their business in- 
terests and started out as one man to work for 4> A G. 

The officers of that organization were Bro. F. C. Evans, president; 
Bro. Chas. McClamroch, vice-president; Bro. IL G. Evans, secretary; 
Bro. M. E. Foley, treasurer. All our resident alumni were rein- 
forced by Bro. Hays, who came up from Sullivan to spike, Bro. H. L. 
Davis, a loyal DePauw alumnus, and Bro. Feil. They engaged them- 
selves to succeed, on condition that the new chapter when formed 
should stand strictly on a moral basis, and that the chapter, compared 
with its recent past, should undergo a complete transformation. A 
circular letter was sent out to all Wabash alumni Phis, and later on it 
was loyally responded to. 

As a result of these splendid efforts we introduce Bros. Roy H. Mc- 
Clanahan, '05, Sullivan, Ind.; Samuel A. Bouslog, '05, Peru, Ind.; 
Bertram C. Day, '08, Tecumseh, Mich.; W. T. A. Beale, '05, Chicago, 
111.; Merritt W. Voris, '05, Crawfordsville, Ind.; Ira D. Goss, '0.S, 
Rochester, Ind.; Walter L. Runyan, '02, Crawfordsville, Ind.; Otis 
A. Linn, '04, Crawfordsville, Ind.; H. H. Whetzel, '02, Avilla, Ind.; 
Wm. M. White, '04, Crawfordsville, Ind. Messrs. A. T. Dennison, 
'05, Rochester, Ind., and Beattie, '05, Mishawaka, Ind., are pledged. 
We think we do not exaggerate when we call these men the cream of 
the initiates at Wabash this year. We have one other pledged man, 
and Bro. McNaught will probably be back Christmas. All these with 
the undersigned will give us a total of fifteen men. 

Of these members Bros. Bouslog and Burk are members of the foot- 
ball team. Bro. Beale is college pianist and probable leader of the 
glee club. Bro. Whetzel is the best botanist Wabash has produced, 
and will take the science prize. Bros. Day and Beale will take the 
tennis honors in the spring tournament. Bro. Dennison will be on the 
basketball team. Bro. Byron Hughes is the glee club accompanist. 
Bros. Burk and McNaught are on the baseball team. Bro. Goss is 


corresponding secretary of the state oratorical association. Bro. Day 
is business manager of the Ouiaienon, and Bro. Runyan is a member 
of the Wabash b^rd. Bros. Day, Linn and Whetzel hold class offices. 
We have five prospective Phi Beta Kappas and six prospective men on 
the glee club, including four soloists. 

The chapter has engaged two loges for the entire Y. M. C. A. lecture 
course, and will attend the six numbers in a body. 

In a social way, * A 9 bids fair to distance completely all compet- 
itors, at least if the start we have already made can be used as a cri- 
terion. On September 21 we gave our opening dance with twenty- two 
couples present. On the occasion of the Purdue-Wabash football 

fame, October 5, we gave the fifteen Phis from Purdue an impromptu 
ance, and on October 11 we gave our term dance, at which we intro- 
duced our new Phis as such. 

On Friday, November 15, the chapter will give a fraternity musicale, 
to which all the college faculty and the resident and neighboring 
alumni will be invited. We intend that this shall be the event of the 
season in fraternity circles. 

Among the many visitors we have been glad to welcome are Bros. 
Hays, '00, Byers, M)8, Spilman, ex- '00, Ruick, DcPauic, '97, and Hugh 
Th. Miller, editor of The Scroti,. 

Another encouraging support for Indiana Beta is realized in the fact 
that her resident alumni have organized and applied for a charter as 
an alumni club. 

It is needless to repeat that we have distanced our competitors, but 
considering the fact that we started with but one man and no rival 
chapter began with fewer than five, perhaps comparative memberships 
(including pledges), would be interesting. * AG, 14; *r A, 12; BO 11, 
11; K 2, 6; AT A, (>. 

We are very glad to be able to report for duty again this year and 
will be very much pleased to welcome visiting Phis. 

Crawfordsville, October 28, 1901. Frank E. Burk. 


The attendance at Butler this year is small, the number of freshmen 
not exceeding forty, and at least half of these being girls. The pro- 
fessional departments of the university have enrolled greatly increased 
numbers of students, but in our fraternity life we are confined to the 
department of arts. Indiana Gamma returned but three men this year 
and has taken four new ones; Wayne Dee Parker, '08, Rensselaer, Ind.; 
Guy Murray, '05, Peru, Ind.; Paul Murray, '05, Irvington, and Robert 
Tomlinson, '05, Fairland, Ind. Bro. Tomlinson is a son of Bro. J. R. 
Tomlinson, '74. We are unable to take a house this year, but have 
leased a hall which will be repaired and decorated to suit the needs of 
the chapter. 2 X returned five men and has taken three new ones. 
ATA returned twelve and has taken two men. Neither of these has 
a house. 

On the football team the chapter is represented by Bro. Anthony. 
The team has not yet met defeat, and if the record is maintained will 
be given a chance in a faster class. Bro. Paul Murray will play for- 
ward on the basketball team, and on the baseball team the chapter 
will have two representatives. We also have our share of men on the 
Collegian staff and the athletic board of control. 

A reception and dance was given by the chapter on October 21, at 
the home of Hilton U. Brown, '80, in Irvington. Alumni of this and 


of several other chapters were present. The house was beautifully 
decorated and contributed much to the success of the affair, which 
can be largely ascribed to the efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Brown. 

Willis M. Blount, *97, of Los Angeles, Cal., has been present and 
assisted the chapter materially during the spiking season. 

Irvington, November 7, 1901. W. R. L0NG1.KY. 


Franklin College begins her sixty-seventh year in a very prosperous 
condition, with a better financial standing than ever before, and with 
the largest number of students ever in attendance. 

Indiana Delta shares the prosperity of the college and begins the 
year with sixteen men. There is a great scarcity of good material 
this fall, and we have extended but one invitation and introduce Chas. 
La Grange, of Franklin, as a pledge. 

We lost by graduation last year Bros. Wilson, JeflFry, Smalley and 
Edwards. Bros. Huffman, Otis Sellers, Perkins, Fisher and Scott did 
not return to school. Bro. Wilson is traveling salesman for the Cof- 
fin-Fletcher packing company, of Indianapolis, in which firm he has 
large interests. Bro. Fisher is a shipping clerk in the same establish- 
ment. Bro. Smalley is attending a medical college at Indianapolis. 
Bros. Edwards and Jeffry are managing their farms. Bro. Otis Sellers 
is editor of the Franklin Repnhltcan. Bros. Perkins and Scott are 
teaching, and Bro. Huffman is acting as supply train dispatcher for 
the B. & O. S. W. R. R. During the Baptist state convention, which 
was recently held here, we gave a banquet in honor of the visiting 
Phis. About fifty were present, among whom were Dr. Carter Helm 
Jones, Hon. R. A. Brown, Hon. Frank Martin, Profs. Neal, Hall and 
Ellis, all of whom responded to toasts. The affair was a great suc- 
cess and attracted quite a good deal of attention from the citizens and 
received much notice from the city press. 

In football we are represented by Bros. Branigin, full-back and 
captain; Webb, right half; Miller, lefti^alf; Tincher, right tackle; 
Sellers, York and Matthews, substitutes. We have been defeated by 
Purdue, Indiana and Hanover, but have won two games. The schedule 
is a much harder one than has ever before been attempted by the col- 
lege, and the two decisive defeats were the result of being out-classed. 
The Phis on the team praise the hospitality of Indiana Theta, Alpha 
and Epsilon, and have found that * A O has no peer at any of the in- 
stitutions which they have visited. 

Sim Miller, brother of the editor of Thk Scroi,!., whom we pledged 
last year, has entered Purdue, and though we disliked very much to 
give him up, we congratulate Indiana Theta on her gain. 

Bro. Hill, ex-'02, was married on the evening of October 18 to Miss 
Eva La Grange, n B *, Bro. Hill is engaged in the drug business 

Our rival, 2 A E, is stronger than she has been for many years, and 
promises to make things more interesting for us this year. 

Franklin, October 23, 1901. Raymond H. Sei^lERS. 


Indiana Epsilon began the fall term on September 18, with ten active 
members. All of last year's chapter have returned, except Bro. W. 
E. Hunter, who is attending Colorado College, and Bro. L. W. Nik- 
laus, who has entered Purdue University. 


A number of good men have entered this year, of whom we have 
pledged two, Henry Oldfather, of Hanover, and Roy Edwards, of 
Madison, Ind., both of the class of *0(). Mr. Oldfatber is a brother of 
Bro. W. A. Oldfather, '98. We hope to report several more good men 
in our next letter. 

The numerical standing of the other fraternities at Hanover is as 
follow: ♦ r A,10; B 9 n, 6; 2 X, 5. The Phi Gams will lose three 
men this year by graduation, the Betas, five; while we will lose but 
one man, Bro. T. H. Masterson. 

Bros. E- R. Patty and E. W. Newton have been elected respectively 
secretary and treasurer of the college athletic association. 

We feel that a new era of football is just dawning with us, and that 
Hanover will this year take the place which she should occupy on the 
gridiron. Our team, which had been almost unheard of since Han- 
over won the state championship in 1888, is now on a firm basis, and 
has the assurance of the hearty support of the student body. The 
team received thorough training last year, and the positions left vacant 
by '01 will be filled by others who are sure to develop into good men. 
♦ A B was representea last year by Bros. Hatfield and Green, '04, both 
of whom will play their old positions this year, while Bros. Newton 
and L. Snyder will represent us on the second team. A good schedule 
of games has been secured, including the University of Cincinnati, 
University of Louisville, University of Indianapolis, two games with 
Franklin, and several others, the dates of which have not yet been 

Bro. Masterson is treasurer of the state oratorical association and 
again holds the position of editor-in-chief of the college journal. Bro. 
Spalding will continue to serve as physical director this year. 

Indiana Bpsilon was never before in her history in better condition, 
financially and in every other respect, and with seven members in the 
sophomore class, we have every assurance of a strong chapter for some 
years to come. Paul C. Snydkr. 

Hanover, September 25, 1901. 


The college year of 1901-'02 opened at DePauw on September 18. 
There is a slight increase in attendance. 

At the close of last year, Bro. J. M. Walker resigned his position as 
professor of rhetoric and oratory, to attend the Boston theological 
seminary; the vacancy is filled by Bro. J. T. Brumbaugh, '94, who 
resigned the vice-presidency of the University of South Dakota to 
accept his present position. Bro. H. J. Mclntyre resigned his posi- 
tion as physical director, and Mr. A. W. Chez, of Oberlin, was elected 
to the place. 

We regret to report the death of Dr. Philip S. Baker, professor of 
chemistry, who died this summer in South Carolina. Mr. Blanchard, 
formerly at Rose Polytechnic, has been elected in his slead. B. A. 
May, principal of the academy, has also resigned, his place being 
filled by Dr. Louden. 

Football interest runs high at DePauw at present. We are incon- 
testably holding our standing as head of the secondary colleges of the 
state, and have the highest hopes of defeating Indiana Thanksgiving. 
No Phis are on the team, although several are playing substitute 

We lost the following men by graduation: S. E. Dove, Ph. B., who 


is teaching at Kendall ville; Zora M. Smith, A. B., who attends North- 
western this year; and Geo. R. Throop, A. B., who has returned. 

Indiana Zeta returns twelve men: P. T. Smith, '02; F. L. Sims, 
»02; X. H. Edwards, '02; ly. B. Hawthorne, '03; R. J. Brower, '03; G. 
C. Tolin, '03; F. B. Holmes, '03; O. J. McCoy, '04; R. C. Hawthorne, 
'04; F. M. Hawthorne, '04; E. C. Kelley, '04. J. T. Vansant, '05, and 
R. E. Bair, '05, have been pledged. 

Bros. F. L. Williams and B. E. Parker will return the last term to 
be graduated. Bro. F. B. Hawthorne has been elected president of 
the junior class; Bro. R. C. Hawthorne is manager of the track team. 
The Phis have again obtained their hold on the state oratorical asso- 
ciation by the election of Bro. X. H. Edwards as president. 

We have still our hall and our chapter house, in which ten Phis 
now room. P*rKd B. Holmks. 

Greencastle, November 4, 1901. 


School opened with the usual record-breaking attendance. The total 
enrollment to date is 1,0()0. This will no doubt be increased to 1,200 
during the winter term. I^ast year's total enrollment was 1,043. 

Work is progressing slowly on the new agricultural department 
building. An addition has been made to the gymnasium, and addi- 
tional draughting rooms have been fitted up in the mechanical engi- 
neering building. The faculty has been increased by several members, 
and several of the departments have been enlarged. Bro. R. S. Miller 
has been promoted from assistant professor of mechanical engineering 
to associate professor in the same department. 

Indiana Theta returned eighteen old members and has since pledged 
seven men, six of them freshmen. 

Z X, who was our most formidable rival last year, suffered severe 
losses by graduation and other causes and was compelled to give up 
her house. She has rented a hall in LaFayette, however. K S and 
2 A E are very aggressive and have as good or better chapters than 
they had last year. The latter appears the stronger. * K 4^ and S N 
are not above their usual standard. 2 A E has over twenty men; the 
others all have under that number. 

Indiana Theta closed the year in June by giving a banquet to her 
senior members. The affair was such an enjoyable one that such 
events will no doubt be made a custom here. After graduation, Bro. 
Harry Wilson accepted a position in Indianapolis with the Standard 
Dry Kiln Co.; Bro. Laidlaw spent the summer in Europe, after which 
he located with the Holly Steam Pump Co., at lyockport, N. Y. Bro. 
Robertson is coaching the H?irlham College eleven, and Bro. Williams 
is secretary of the Williams Directory Co., at Cincinnati. 

Purdue's baseball team closed a rather erratic season by defeating 
Illinois, 4-0. The track team won second place in the state meet and 
won points at Chicago and at Buffalo. The football team, coached by 
Jamison, of Purdue, and Balliett, of Princeton, bids fair to be stronger 
than in several years. Games have been won from Franklin (24-0), 
Wabash (45-0), DePauw (19-0), and tied with Chicago (5-5). Bro. 
Miller plays at right guard and captains the team, and Bro. Davidson 
is at left tackle. 2 A E has two men on the team; no other fraternity 
has any. 

Bro. Davidson is president of the athletic association, Bros. Weyer 
and Bartholomew are on the college quartet. Bro. Miller has been 
elected Wilbur scholar of T B II, the honorary engineering fraternity. 


This is the highest scholastic honor of the year. Bro. Porter was last 
year's Wilbur scholar. 

We have enjoyed visits from a great number of Phis of other chap- 
ters and our own alumni, and were very pleasantly entertained by the 
members of Illinois Beta after the Purdue-Chicago football game. 

Phis from other chapters in school who have not formally affiliated 
are Bros. Irwin, Amherst ; Ehrmann, Indiana ; Guthrie, Franklin ; 
Niklaus, Hanover. 

We are trying the plan of running our own table in our chapter 
house. The venture is quite successful. 

The chapter was very sorry to learn of the resignation of Bro. Ruby, 
but wishes him success in his new field. 

John F. G. Miller. 

West LaFayette, October 19. 1901. 



The college year at Northwestern opened on September 25 with a 
marked increase in attendance. Dr. Daniel Bonbright is still acting 
president. Several changes have been made in the various depart- 
ments of the university. The departments of English and history 
have additional instructors. An engineering department is a new 
feature added this fall. Several competent instructors are in charge, 
and although the department is necessarily small, work of a very high 
order is being accomplished, and this department gives promise of 
rapid development. 

An appropriation of |20,000 has been made for a new athletic park. 

The football team was very unfortunate in its contest with Michi- 
|l^n. Our team was badly crippled and was defeated in this, the first 
important game. However, we have since defeated Illinois, and are 
looking forward to more victories before the end of the season. 

Bro. Harry Allen and Bro. Scheiner represent us on the first 
team, although at present Bro. Scheiner is out of the game on account 
of injuries. Bro. Joe Wecse is captain of the scrubs and of the fresh- 
man team. 

We have initiated Bro. J. R. Weese, '05, Huntington, Ind.; Bro. 
Royall A. Willson, U^, Tallula, 111.; Bro. OHn A. Wakenian, '05, Chi- 
cago, 111.; Bro. Elmer F. Blu, '05, Milford, 111.; Bro. Robert W. Baird, 
'05, Evanston, 111.; Bro. Winfred W. Vollmer, '05, Evanston, 111. We 
also have one pledged man. Bro. Jno. B. Romans, of Iowa Beta, has 
affiliated with us. We have a total membership of fifteen men. 

Bro. HoUister is assistant manager of the football team. Bro. Blu 
is president of the freshman class. 

Bro. Lloyd, *01, has entered the Harvard law school. Bro. Phelps, 
'01, has entered the medical department of Northwestern. Bro. A. M. 
Skiles, '01, is private secretary to his father, Congressman Skiles, of 
Ohio. Bro. E. V. Blair has entered the Colorado School of Mines. 
Bro. E. J. Murphy is in the law school here. Bro. E. R. Miller did 
not return this year. 

Those who returned were Bros. H. E. Weese, Huntington, Ind.; W. 
Martin Crawford, Columbus Grove, Ohio; Frank H. Scheiner, Chi- 
cago; Malcolm H. Baird, Evanston; John A. Green, Kockford, 111.; 
John E. Wolff, Evanston; Harry I. Allen, Huntington, Ind.; Francis 
H. Hollister, Evanston. John A. Grkkn. 

Evanston, October 28, 1901. 




Illinois Beta returned eleven men to college this fall: Bros. George 
Garrey, graduate student in the department of geology; Austin Y. 
Hoy, '02; James M. Sheldon, "02; Halbert B. Blakey, '03; Ernest \V. 
Miller, '03 ; William E. Godso, '03 ; Carl S. Miner, '03 ; Floyd E. 
Harper, '03; E. Chester Ellsworth, '03; Bruce McLeish, '03; Oliver B. 
Wyman,'04. Bro. Waller A. Lybrand, Indianapolis^ '02, was affiliated 
on October 1. We are pleased to announce the initiation, on October 
12, of Walter Earle, '04. Bro. Earle was pledged last spring. 

The annual inter-fraternity track and field meet, held on junior day, 
June 14, was won by * A 9. The meet excited a great deal of interest, 
not only among the fraternity men, but also throughout the whole of 
the university. The championship banner was permanently awarded 
4> A 9. The second in number of points was A A ^. 

Bro. Floyd E. Harper, '03, was elected captain of the Varsity base- 
ball team for next spring. Bro. Harper is catcher. The prospects 
for the team are exceptionally good. 

Bro. James M. Sheldon, '02, is captain of the 'varsity football team 
this fall. Bros. Sheldon, Garrey, Ellsworth and Harper are in train- 
ing quarters. Bro. Sheldon is left half-back; Bro. Garrey is quarter- 
back; Bro. Ellsworth is center and does the kicking; Bro. Harper is 
substitute left end. The team this fall is suffering from the old com- 
plaint of lack of sufficient material. Two prominent teams which are 
on the schedule in succession are captained by Phis. In the Purdue 
game and in the Illinois game, Phi captains opposed each other. 

On June 14 18, 1901, the university celebrated its decennial. The 
laying of the corner-stones of seven new buildings was an important 
part of the celebration. Bro. Sheldon, as president of the junior col- 
lege council, laid the corner-stone of the students* club house. In 
addition, the corner-stones of the commons, Mandel hall, the press 
building, Rockefeller tower, Hitchcock hall and the power-house, 
were laid. 

The university opened this fall with an attendance of over three 
thousand students in its various colleges. The freshman and sopho- 
more years of Rush Medical College were transferred from the college 
proper to the physiological and anatomical laboratories of the univer- 
sity. This transfer added over two hundred students to the regular 
attendance of the other colleges of the university. 

^ A 9 opened the social season at the university with an informal 
dance on Saturday, October 19. We were very glad to have pJresent 
several Phis from neighboring chapters. It is the plan to have several 
more dances before the close of the rushing season. 

In the elections of the junior class Bro. Halbert B. Blakey was made 
vice-president. Bro. Oliver B. Wyman is on the staff of the Univer- 
sity Weekly. Bro. Floyd E. Harper is a vice-councilor on the junior 
college council. 

Bro. Ralph C. Putnam, '04. has affiliated with Wisconsin Alpha. 
Bro. Herbert B. Wyman, Jr., '03, is in business in Des Moines, Iowa. 
Bro. Frank DeWolf, '03, has been offered an excellent position in 
Pittsburgh . 

Illinois Beta has every prospect for a very successful year. The 
efforts of alumni and active members are bent on rushing the best 
possible men. The three-months rule of the university prevents the 
initiation of freshmen until after Christmas, so that no initiates can 
be reported as yet. Bruck McLeish. 

Chicago, October 21, 1901. 



Knox College opened on September 11 with an excellent outlook for 
a prosperous year. The attendance is larger than ever before, several 
new instructors have been employed, and funds are being raised for 
the erection of a new gymnasium. 

Illinois Delta lost three men by graduation last year and three 
others failed to return, two on account of sickness. We started this 
year with eighteen men, and have since pledged four more, making 
twenty-two in all. B O n at present has sixteen members, and ^ F A 
twelve. We have just moved from our old house into a larger and 
more convenient one. It is an ideal chapter house, and ten men are 
living in it at present, with more coming in soon. 

At the spring elections last year Bro. R. T. Ban* was elected editor- 
in-chief of the college paper, and Bro. Porter was re-elected manager 
of the baseball team. He was also made captain. Our football team 
is being coached by John T. McLean, of Michigan. There is more 
promising material out than ever before, and we expect to see a strong 
team developed. Bro. Ewing is sure of his place as tackle, and one of 
our pledged men will probably make the team. The glee club has 
commenced practice, and we expect to have four Phis among the 
sixteen singers. Two are on the college quartet. 

We had the pleasure last spring of entertaining Bro. Pierson, who 
was one of our charter members and had not been back since his 
graduation. He has been living in Texas in a community composed 
altogether of barbarians, but we found that he had lost none of his 
interest in ^ A O. 

Our chapter house is located at 498 Monmouth boulevard, and we 
shall be glad to welcome there any Phis who may be in Galesburg 

Galesburg, September 22, 1901. Geo. A. Shurtleff. 


Our last communication to the general fraternity was addressed to 
The Scroi^l in the early part of May; since then the progress made 
by Illinois Zeta has surpassed our greatest expectations. This im- 
provement is due in a great measure to the increase in attendance of 
the college, but still more, perhaps, to the timely aid of the alumni 
and the energetic efforts of the active members. On May 21 we 
initiated Ralph D. Tinkham and John K. Gibson. These were the 
last initiates for the year 1900-*01 . 

At the last commencement Lombard celebrated her 50th anniversary. 
The occasion was one of great benefit to the college and particularly 
to Illinois Zeta. Never, perhaps, since the founding of Illinois Zeta 
had so many of her alumni been present. The active members took 
this opportunity for placing the chapter at Lombard on a firmer basis 
than it had been for some years previous. On June 5 a stag banquet 
was given, at which about fifty of the members of Illinois Zeta were 
present, among whom were E. H. Conger, U. S. Minister to China, 
Rev. E. L. Conger, Senator Harsh, of Iowa, Hon. Chas. Holmes, and 
several others of national repute. Following this a business session 
was held. The plans for building a chapter house were resuscitated, 
and after several plans were proposed, the following was deemed most 
advisable: All donations to the chapter house fund will be placed in 
the hands of a bonded treasurer, with the understanding that in case 
enough money should not be secured for the erection of a suitable 
chapter house, all gifts should be returned to the donor. By means 


of this plan and the money now in possession of the chapter, we hope 
to be able in the course of two years to erect a lodge of stone or brick 
upon the campus. 

The college year for 1901-*02 opened on September 3 with the 
largest attendance in the history of the college. We have been unusu- 
ally successful in securing new members, having lost but one man to 
our rival, 2 N. On October 8 we initiated Bros. Harry Albin Jansen, 
Thomas Hughey Smith and Frank Cope Ayars. On October 24 we 
initiated Chas. William Bird. At present we have a total membership, 
including pledges, of fourteen men. 

Considering the size of the school Lombard has an exceptionally 
strong football team this year. Bros. Tanney, Ayars, Webster and 
Jansen are members of the team. - Bro. Gingrich was elected to the 
captaincy this year, but owing to injuries sustained last Thanksgiving, 
is unable to fill his position. Bro. Gibson will captain our baseball 
team next spring. The Erosophian literary society is in a flourishing 
condition. Three of our members hold offices in this society, Bro. E. 
M. Smith being president. On October 3 Illinois Zeta gave a recep- 
tion in the college auditorium to n B *. Dancing was the predomi- 
nating feature. Jno. K. Gibson. 

Galesburg, November 5, 1901. 


Illinois Eta opens the college year with twenty old members. By 
graduation we lost Bros. Kemp and Kirkpatrick ; Bros. Fletcher, 
Kimniel, Hatch and Johnston will not return. However, Bro. Kirk- 
patrick is again with us as instructor in civil engineering. Bro. Ful- 
ton has returned after a year's struggle with typhoid fever. The fra- 
ternity material in the incoming class is poor, and we have so far 
pledged but two, William and Charles Caton, of Ottawa, 111. 

For the university this is the most prosperous year in her existence. 
The total attendance will amount to about 3,000. The new $90,000 
gymnasium, the chemical laboratory, the hydraulic testing laboratory 
and the wood shops are in process of erection. 

Bro. Ward is the student manager and Bro. Lindgren captain of what 
promises to be the best eleven that ever represented Illinois. We 
have on the team in addition to Bro. Lindgren, at right tackle, Bro. 
Cook at left end, Bro. Doud at right end and Bro. McKinley at quar- 

Bro. Ahlswede is on the first squad, and stands a good show for the 
team. Beside these Bro. Cayou, Dickinson^ '02, plays left half. 

Bros. Siler and McKinley preside over the junior and sophomore 
classes respectively. Bro. Draper wears the straps of junior major of 
the university regiment. R. W. RUTT. 

Champaign, October 12, 1901. 


The attendance at the university this year will reach 3,000, an 
increase of about 8o0 over last year's. The increase in the engineer- 
ing department alone is 125. The university year began on Septem- 
ber 23. President Charles Kendall Adams returned from abroad to 
resume his position at the head of the institution, but owing to poor 
health he has been unable to attend to his duties. On Friday, October 
11, he tendered his resignation to the board of regents. The board 
refused to accept the resignation, giving him a year's leave of absence, 


after which, if able, he will resume his duties. It has uot been de- 
cided who will be asked to fill the vacancy during President Adams's 

Several days before the opening, fifteen Phis were back and well 
prepared for the fall rush. I now have the pleasure of introducing 
Bros. William Snow, Mineral Point, Wis.; Leslie L. North, Mobile, 
Ala.; Horatio Winslow, Madison; George Pritchard, Aurora, 111.; 
Maxwell L. Burton and Elbert W. Spence, La Crosse; Herbert F. Lind- 
say and J. B. Lindsay, Milwankee; Z. Deniarest Race, Geneva, N. Y.; 
Thomas B. Tullock and George D. Tullock, Rockford, 111. In addi- 
tion to these eleven we have one pledged man, Mr. J. Edson Boynton, 
Jersey ville. 111. We have also two affiliates, Ralph C. Putnam, from 
Chicago, and L. Elamson Thayer, from Washington State. This 
makes our active chapter number 29, with only one senior who will 
leave us next year. We have always been fortunate in getting our 
share of the right kind of men, and this year I am happy to state is 
no exception. 

We have had with us at various times this fall, Bros. Geilfuss, H. 
Fairchild, Bryant, Rheinhardt, Banta and Sweet. 

Bro. Phil King, who for the past few years has coached both base- 
ball and football teams so successfully, tendered his resignation Oc- 
tober 17. Not only our chapter, but the entire university will deeply 
feel his loss. But as Bro. King wishes to avail himself of business 
opportunities in the east, we must be content in letting him go, and 
wish him success in his new field. 

The football team, under Coach King's skillful guidance, has so far 
covered itself with glory. We consider our chances for the western 
championship very good this year. The Minnesota game, to be held 
at Madison, November 16, will be the hardest one of the season, and 
in all probability the decisive one. 

Wisconsin Alpha is, as usual, quite active in social affairs. A very 
enjoyable informal hop was given the first Friday of the school year. 
On October 25, the second hop of the year will be given at Keeley's 
hall. D. Sydney Law. 

Madison. October 19. 1901. 


Minnesota Alpha starts the school year with brighter prospects than 
it has known for some time. Sixteen old members are back, and so 
far we have pledged and initiated five men — Bros. Rae Haynes, Ed- 
win Jensen, Victor Tryon, Dwight Simpson and George Howe. 

We have received visits from about twenty Nebraska Alpha and ten 
Iowa Beta Phis, who were here with their respective football teams. 
We have also received several visits from Bro. El well, of Wisconsin 
Alpha, who is now located in Minneapolis. 

In football Dr. Williams has a team that will undoubtedly be heard 
from. Nine of last year's men are back, and there are about fifty 
candidates for the two vacancies. The team has already met and de- 
feated the Chicago P. and S. team, and the universities of Nebraska 
and Iowa by clean scores. 

The university has suffered a great loss in the death of the Hon. 
John S. Pillsbury, who died October 18. He was commonly known 
as the father of the university, and it was through his efforts that the 
institution has become what it is. 

The attendance this year is the largest in our history, the enroll- 
ment being about 3,800. 


This fall sees the completion of two new buildings, making a total 
of eighteen. Lkk M. Powkij,. 

Minneapolis, September W, 1901. 


Iowa Wesleyan opened on September 10, 1901, with a decided increase 
in attendance over last year. We have but few changes in our fac- 
ulty. Dr. Handier takes the position of president of the university. 
Professor Koren goes to Princeton as professor of literature at that 
place. He was succeeded by Miss McDonald. Bro. Edwards, of Ohio 
Beta, returns as professor of chemical and physical science, and Bro. 
Vorheis again takes up the position as his assistant. 

We are glad to say that this year finds Iowa Alpha in a chapter 
house. The house is a beautiful modern structure, well located, and 
makes a comfortable home for Iowa Alpha. It accommodates eleven 
men. We find it gives us quite an advantage over our rival, B 9 II. 
Although they claim a house, it is one in name only. They own none 
of their furniture and have the use of the parlors only for their fall 
and spring receptions. 

Although we began the year with only six members, we are doing 
well. We have fifteen pledged men to date, and are still working on 
two or three. In fact, we have secured all but one that we have 
asked. We have initiated none because of the restrictions placed 
upon fraternities here by the authorities of the university in not al- 
lowing us to take in men until the middle of the fall term. We lost 
four men by graduation, and two did not return. Bro. McCoy, '01, 
goes to Iowa State to pursue a course in law. Bro. Hearne, '01, is at- 
tending a medical school in Denver. Bro. Hoober, '01, has accepted 
a position on a prominent Iowa paper, as has also Bro. Gish, '03, who 
will return next year. Bro. Campbell, '02, is at Kingfisher College, 
Oklahoma. Bro. Lemkaw, '01, enters upon the ministry. Those who 
returned this year are Bros. Myers, '02 ; Vorheis, '02 ; B. Beck, '03 ; F. 
Beck, '03 ; Willits (an ex-graduate in music), and Gerth, '04. 

Bro. Vorheis is president of the Y. M. C. A., and assistant in the 
science department. Bro. B. Beck is advertising agent of our paper 
and vice-president of a literary society. Bro. Gerth, of whom we are 
all proud as a musician, plays the pipe organ at the Baptist church. 
During the summer he received higli honors at the meeting of the 
musicians* as.sociation. Bro. F. Beck is manager of the football team 
and athletic editor of our paper; Bro. Myers is editor-in-chief. 

We have Bro. B. Beck and two pledged men on the football team. 

Mt. Pleasant, October 10, 1901. F. R. BKCK. 


The fall term opened September 19, and the six fraternities, all of 
whom are now comfortably located in chapter houses, were on the 
ground early. Iowa Beta this year moved into a new cliapter house, 
only one block from the college campus, and is pleased to announce 
that she has had a most successful rushing season. We are also very 
proud that we now have seven Phis on the faculty, and that we are 
represented on the football team by the assistant coach, Bro. Hobbs, 
and by one of our recently pledged men, Everett Terrell, C. '05, of 
Des Moines. This year we have for the first time succeeded in ob- 
taining a place on the college paper, Bro. E. C. Hull being one of the 


business managers of the Daily lowan. Bro. H. G. Huntington is 
treasurer of the athletic union, and Bro. Joseph Brown is assistant. 

Iowa*s goal line was crossed for the first time in three years by 
Minnesota at Minneapolis, October 26. Several of our members ac- 
companied the team and upon their return reported a very enjoyable 
time spent with the Phis of Minnesota Alpha. 

November 9 was quite a Phi day at Iowa. On that day Illinois and 
Iowa played a very exciting game of football, and Iowa was forced to 
bow down in defeat, owing largely to the fine playing of some of our 
visiting brothers on the Illinois team. About forty Phis were in the 
city that day, including many of our old alumni and the visiting 
fratres from Illinois Eta. In the evening we gave an informal dancing 
party at the armory to the out-of-town Phis. 

Iowa Beta introduces the following initiates, affiliates and pledged 
men: Ben Tom Harrison, C. *05, Sioux Falls, S. D.; Forrest Hutten- 
locker, L. '03, Des Moines; Cheney Russell Prouty, C. 'Oo, Des Moines; 
Thomas H Branum, L. '04, Muscatine; Henry C. Pelton, D. '04; Des 
Moines; Wm. G. Morton, M. '05, Iowa Falls; Hugo V. Kahler, M. '05, 
Traer, la; Waldo E. Kahler, L. '04, Traer, la.; Joseph Wesley Brown, 
M. '0>, affiliated from Illinois Alpha; Herbert McCoy, L. '04, affiliated 
from Iowa Alpha; Everett Terrell, C. '05 (pledged), Des Moines; 
Oliver Longville, L. '04 (pledged), Dubuque; Edward Loigeaux, M. 
'04 (pledged), Des Moines. Joseph Wp:si<ey Brown. 

Iowa City, November 21, 1901. 


Missouri University opened September 10 with an enrollment far in 
excess of any previous year. The enrollment in the summer school 
■was also unusually large, being about 600 each semester. The new 
members of the faculty, mentioned in our last letter, have arrived and 
assumed their duties. Work has not yet begun on any of the new 
buildings for which $2(X),(X)0 was appropriated by the last general 
assembly. However, plans have been submitted and accepted, and 
the buildings will soon be in the course of erection. 

The football season opens propitiously, with forty good men in 
active training under the supervision of Captain Murphy, formerly of 
Brown University. Mr. Murphy easily proved his worth as a football 
coach by his excellent work with the Missouri team last year under 
the most adverse circumstances. Among the candidates for positions 
on the team are several Phis, including Gore and Houck of last year's 
second team, and Mr. Charles Bowling, one of our new pledges. The 
team is under the management of Bro. Smiley, '01, graduate manager. 

Missouri Alpha opens her thirty-second year in a very prosperous 
condition, with twelve old men returned. We have initiated two men, 
Bro. Roscoe Fairbanks Potts, '05, Kansas City, Mo., and Bro. Logan Al- 
lec,W, Olean, Mo., brother of Gail D., '90, and Rea H. Allee, '01. We 
have also pledged three good men upon whom we will soon place the 
sword and shield, and Bro. Dave Robertson, formerly of Missouri 
Beta, has entered school and will soon affiliate with us. Bro. Bishop, 
by reason of the illness of his father, will not be able to enter school 
until after the holidays. Bro. Edwin Sydney Stephens, '03, is mak- 
ing progress in his work of securing data for the compilation of the 
new catalogue. 

Bro. Smiley was valedictorian of his class last year. He was also 
the winner of the Stephens medal. Bro. Broadhead won the inter- 
collegiate tennis championship at the close of last year. 


That this is an auspicious year for fraternities at Missouri is verified 
by the fact that for the first time every chapter is found occupying a 
house. The younger chapters are gaining a foothold, and the older 
ones are stronger than ever. 

We have recently received visits from Bros. Raymond S. Edmonds, 
Elmer C. Peper and Wni. F. Switzler, all of '00. 

Cards have been received announcing the marriage of Bro. Geo. H. 
English, *99, to Miss Isabel Embry, of Independence, Mo. Bro. 
English is building up a splendid law practice in Kansas City and will 
soon take high rank at the Missouri bar. Missouri Alpha is duly 
proud of Bro. English on account of his splendid record while in the 
university, and wishes him many years of married bliss. 

Columbia, September 25, 1901. J. Patterson McBaink. 


The unprecedented drought which has prevailed over the whole state 
of Missouri the past few months made school prospects dark, and all 
college men feared for the attendance at their institutions. In spite 
of the adverse conditions and the actual suffering of the people in 
some sections of the state, the attendance at Westminster bids fair to 
be much above the average, and a prosperous year is ahead. 

Missouri Beta opened with but five men, Bros. Burch, Hunter, 
Mitchell, Yates and White. Of last year's chapter, Bros. Caruthers 
and Byrnes were graduated, Bro. Knox is in Montana, and Bro. Rob- 
ertson is in attendance at Missouri State University. This was the 
smallest opening number for our chapter in years. 

We had pledged during the late summer John J. Rice, Jr., son of 
Dr. J. J. Rice, vice president of the college, and this victory over 
both our rivals gave a good start to our rush. The incoming class 
had a large number of good men, and we have already pledged five 
of the best, giving us eleven men now and more good ones in sight. 
Our prospects were never brighter. We are in the house that we took 
last year, having six men under its roof, all that it will accommo- 

The chapter opened the year with a 'smoker* and vaudeville per- 
formance at the hall, which was attended by our pledged men and 
several visitors, among Ihem Bro. D. B. Siebert, one of the charter 
members of Missouri Alpha. His .son enters Westminster this fall 
and is a pledged Phi. 

The new science hall is now fully equipped, a professor of meta- 
physics and Bible and an assistant in chemistry have been added to 
the faculty. A new professor of biology was elected, but will not be 
in residence until spring. Bro. J. S. Morrison, nephew of Father 
Morrison, has also been added to the faculty as assistant professor of 

Bro. Mitchell Wliite was to-day elected captain of the eleven. Bro. 
Irwin Mitchell is editor-in-chief of the college paper. 

Any Phis who may be in Fulton will be cordially welcomed at our 
house. L. MiTCHKi,!^ White. 

Fulton, September 10, 1001. 

nissouRi oAnnA. washinqton university. 

This year, the forty-eighth of its existence, marks a new era in the 
history of Washington University. This term will, in all probability, 
be the last in the old buildings, as we expect to occupy the new uni- 
versity next February. 


Many changes have taken place in the faculty, and three new chairs 
have been established, namely: philosophy, under Prof. Lovejoy, of 
Leland Stanford; electrical engineering, under Prof. Alexander 
Langsdorf, and zoology. A chair of architecture is to be established 
in February. In the faculty, Prof. Waterhouse, of Greek, and Prof. 
Jackson, of Latin, have each been made professor emeritus. Their 
places have been filled by Prof. Hall and Prof. Shipley, respectively. 
Prof. Chessin, of St. Petersburg, late of Johns Hopkins, occupies the 
place left vacant by the resignation of Prof. Bugler, who accepted the 
position of president of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The 
chair of English, which Prof. Dixon vacated to become editor of the 
Methodist Magazine, is filled by Prof. Grumbine. Mr. Winston has 
charge of the course in economics, replacing Prof. Hoxie, who has 
gone to Washington and Lee University. Prof. Heller, after a year's 
absence in Germany, has returned to take charge of his classes in 
German. Prof. Woodward takes Prof. Engler's place as dean of the 
engineering school . 

The registration is larger than for many years, and this is especially 
noticeable in regard to the freshman class. Thus we have a greater 
number of men to choose from than ever before in the history of the 

Missouri Gamma began this fall with ten old members and three 
affiliated. Only four men left college, and so we are in better shape 
than for many years past. Missouri Gamma takes great pleasure in 
introducing Bros. Alexander Skinker and Douglas Skinner. Besides 
these, two more men are pledged and several others are under con- 

There are now two other fraternities in Washington, 2 A E and 
B O n. The new prospects have influenced several others, notably 
X 4^ and K A, to make an attempt to gain a foothold here, but so far 
their efforts have proved fruitless. 

Missouri Gamma has her full share and more in the management 
of affairs in the university, both literary and athletic. Bro. E. 
Glion Curtis is editor-in-chief, and Bro. P. Benajah White business 
manager of Student Life, our college monthly. Bro. White is also 
secretary of the athletic association. Bro. H. Moses Pollard is man- 
ager and captain of the tennis team. Bro. Senseney is a member of 
the tennis team and manager of the crew. Bro. Wayne Smith is 
manager of the football team. 

The outlook for a successful football season is promising. Mr. W. 
Gordon Clark, Chicago, '98, has been engaged as coach, and Tom 
Aiken, of St. Louis, will train the team. The first game will be at 
St. Louis with De Pauw, October 5. On October 12 our team will play 
Illinois at Champaign. C. E. Gi,asgo\v. 

St. Louis, September 30, liK)l . 


The university opened on September 11, and Kansas Alpha found 
eighteen men back to start the rushing season, Bro. Colhday being 
the only man failing to return. We are located in our new chapter 
house at 615 Tennessee street, which has been newly furnished and 
fitted up in magnificent style. We think we are justified in saying 
that we have the finest chapter house in Lawrence. 

We have just closed the most successful rushing season in the his- 
tory of the chapter, and have added ten new men to our number. 
The freshman class this year was full of desirable fraternity material. 


and while all of the fraternities have done well, we believe that we 
have led them all, both in the number and quality of the men 

We have with us this year as coach of the football team, Bro. John 
H. Outland, known as a star football player on both the Kansas and 
Pennsylvania elevens. Only two men of last year's team returned this 
year, but the new material shows up well. Captain Algie, the star 
end of the west, failed to return, and our full-back, Jenkinson, who 
has played on the team for the last three years, was elected to the 
captaincy. The first game was played on September 21 against the 
strong Ottawa University team, and, while we were beaten by the 
score of 16 to 5, the showing made by our men, most of whom are new 
to the game, was exceedingly gratifying to the coach and students. 
Several old men who returned to school this year were barred from 
playing by the president's agreement. Kansas has always cham- 
pioned the cause of pure athletics, and this action on the part of the 
faculty proves that she will take the same decided stand against pro- 
fessionalism that she has taken in the years past. 

Work has been commenced on the new museum building, which 
will probably be ready for occupancy in about a year. Several 
changes have been made in the faculty. Prof. Palmer, of the engin- 
eering school, has resigned, and has accepted a position in Kansas 
City, Mo., being succeeded by Prof. Diemer, late of Ohio University. 
Visits were recently made us by Bros. McMath, '02, Johnson, '01, 
Mize, '01, Crandall, *0I, Crozier, li^ahash, and Henderson, West- 
minster. The chapter cordially invites all visiting Phis to call on us 
at our chapter house, where they will receive a hearty welcome from 
every man in the chapter. Ai^fred M. Seddon. 

Lawrence, Octobers, 1901. 


The university has opened with a large attendance. People over the 
state are becoming aware of the fact that we have a university which 
equals many of those that are larger, and that the cost of attending 
here is much smaller. 

We returned nine old members: Bros. R. H. Gaines, I. M. Raymond, 
Jr., Amos Thomas, T. J. Hewett, E. E. Farnsworth, Drehn Maitland, 
H. Senger, II. J. Saules and the undersigned. 

The men showed unusual interest in beautifying the house and 
premises. Complete changes were made in our front rooms. New 
carpets were put down, and the walls were repapered. This, with the 
addition of a unique cosey corner, gives a very striking effect. In the 
smoker we had a decorator build an artistic Turkish corner, extending 
the length of one wall. This, along with small changes and improve- 
ments, adds much to the appearance of the house. 

Our nine old members returned early and by diligent work and the 
fact that we were on the field early we managed to pledge nine good 
strong men. They are Warren Mulliken, R. H. White, C. V. Lange- 
vill, Richard Glowille, Hays Tomson, Ned Loomis, Dan McCutchen, 
Jay Neely, Phil McShane. We feel very jubilant over these victories 
and know that we shall have a prosperous year. There will be ten or 
eleven roomers in the house. 

Eleven of the substitutes and first team of last year have returned. 
Coach Booth, last year's coach, is here again, and has practice going 
in full force. He is assisted in his work by Assistant Coach Milford. 
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trip, which put them in better condition for the early game with Min- 
nesota, which is to be played at Minneapolis, October 12. 

Bro. I. M. Raymond, Jr., has been elected assistant manager of the 
football team by a unanimous vote of the athletic board. 

Lincoln, September 24, 1901. Ai,EX. C. Lau. 



The present session opened on September 12, with a large number of 
students present. As was stated by Chancellor Pulton, it was the 
most auspicious opening the school has had for years, it being with- 
out precedent to have had every available room in the dormitories 
engaged, as was the case this year. An increased interest was shown 
in the summer term, which offers splendid work, especially for 
teachers. Improvements continue to be made in the different labora- 
tories, and in a short time it is hoped to have the best facilities for 
carrying on the work in engineering. Since last session several 
changes have been made in the faculty. Prof. A. W. Smith, formerly 
of Tulane University, has the chair in electrical engineering, vaca- 
ted by the resignation of Prof. Douglas Anderson, who is now at 
Tulane. Prof. Drane is assistant professor in mathematics, the posi- 
tion formerly held by Bro. Pruitt ; Prof. Evans has the position of 
assistant in English, which was held by Prof. M. G. Fulton, and Prof. 
Bowen has the new position of assistant in French. 

Under the coaching of Mr. Shibley, X *, of Virginia, our football 
team bids fair to be a successful one. Bro. D. L. Fair is manager, and 
Bros. Magruder and Leathers are promising candidates for the team. 

A great courtesy was shown the chapter at the opening of the ses- 
sion by Mr. H. L. White, A 4^, ex-'02, who presented us with a hand- 
some chair. This was a token, as he said, of the gratitude which he 
felt for the courtesies we showed him while at the university. 

The chapter returned the following men : D. L. Fair, W. E. Bray, 
B. Price, J. A. Leathers, F. Z. Browne, J. M. Smith, J. M. Magruder, 
T. H. Campbell, W. A. Henry, T. C. Lockard. The initiates are : 
William Nathaniel Ethridge, James Andrew Drane, Garrard Montjoy 
Barrett, Dick Cauthen McCool, John George Quekemeyer, Marshall 
Drane Jones, Robert M. Bordeaux, Matthew Clay, Paul Wise Trow- 

For several years we have been discussing the chapter house ques- 
tion and when, at the opening of the session, two houses were offered 
us for rent, we investigated the matter thoroughly, but decided against 
renting a house. What we think is better, however, is that we have 
rented additional rooms in the same building in which we have been 
for years past, and now have a reception room, two large dressing 
rooms, and a 22x44 dancing hall. This is an advantage which no 
other fraternity has, as dancing is prohibited in both the A i' and * K 4^ 
houses, and no others have dancing halls. Tlie Dekes occupy the 
house on the campus, formerly known as the 'dead house.' It is 
rather small for a chapter house, having only two rooms, but large 
enough perhaps for meeting purposes. 

The antagonistic feeling among fraternities, brought about by col- 
lege politics, has about died out along with college politics. We have 
had the following honors conferred upon us: D. L- Fair is manager of 
the eleven; W. E. Bray is assistant manager of the Record^ and man- 
ager of the senior football team; T. H. Campbell is manager of the 


junior baseball team; W. A. Henry is poet of the junior class; J. M. 
Magruder is on the junior prom, committee and captain of the junior 
eleven; W. N. Ethridge is manager of the freshman nine; M. D. Jones 
is captain of the freshman nine; B. Price is a member of the board of 
control of the athletic association. 

The numerical standing of the fraternities, with the number of men 
initiated following, is: 2 X. 20-9; * A 9. 19-9; A ♦, 18 6; A K E, 15 5; 
K A, 12-6; ♦ K ♦, 10-6; 2 A E, 10-6; ATA. 7-4; X O, 8-4; TAG, 6-3. 

University, October 14, 1901. Bem Price, Jr. 


The session of 1901-02 at Tulanehas begun most auspiciously . Never 
before in the history of the university have conditions at the opening 
promised so well and realized so much. Those who have been time- 
keepers on the progress of Tulane will, upon contrast of this session's 
auspicious opening with those of former years, unanimously declare 
that a distinct era has dawned for her — an era in which, having suc- 
cessfully met the difficulties of a struggling, uphill fight, she will en- 
ter decisively upon her delayed career of full university development. 
Of this there exist convincing evidences. An increase of 60 per 
cent, in the attendance over last year has thronged the halls with 
students. This big increase has naturally manifested itself, mainly in 
the freshman class, swelling that body almost to the century mark, 
which is by far the largest freshman class ever matriculated here. 

As if in anticipation of this numerical gain in the student body, 
and out of a feeling of the need of improved resources to foster the 
new spirit and hope thus brought in, the faculty has been enlarged 
and the academic scope widened. Six additions have been made to 
the faculty corps, comprising associates and assistants. The appoint- 
ments ana their chairs are Edward L. Sheib, of Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute, associate professor of philosophy and pedagogy ; Morton 
A. Aldrich, of Iceland Stanford, associate professor of econoniics and 
sociology ; Douglas S. Anderson, of Mississippi, formerly of Tulane, 
associate professor of electrical engineering ; Winter L. Wilson, of 
Lehigh, assistant professor of civil engineering ; Robert A. Stewart, 
of Virginia, instructor in French ; J. N. Ivy, of Cornell, instructor in 
mathematics. By these appointments separate chairs have been given 
to certain subjects, which hitherto had been appended to a chair of 
something else, and also some new courses were taken up. As a sort 
of accompaniment of the reinforcement of the faculty and an en- 
larged curriculum, came an important and needed innovation, the in- 
troduction of a modified elective system. Thus it will be observed 
that there have been forward steps in the life of the institution this 
year, and that the way is being prepared for rapid advancement and 

Outward signs of this general prosperity of Tulane are apparent in 
the rising of three large structures amid the group of the other uni- 
versity buildings. 

These buildings comprise a library, dormitories and a refectory. 
The dormitories are the maturation oiF a long-standing promise on the 
part of the board of administrators, and are indeed well timed to the 
new condition of things. The library is a monument of the munifi- 
cence of one of our citizens, a lady patron. It promises to be a very 
handsome structure when completed, and will be called the Tilton 
memorial, in honor of its generous endower. The refectory is, of 
course, the necessary adjunct of the dormitories. 

1 1 2 THE SCROLL. 

As the result of these improved conditions at Tulane, broadening 
the life of the institution, the fraternity spirit should receive a new 
impulse. The increased attendance will widen the field of fraternity 
activity, and by the erection of the dormitories the growth of a large 
non-local element will be fostered, which will centralize college life 
more and bring the fraternities into closer relation to each other. 
Tulane being an urban university, and its attendance made up of an 
almost entirely city element, fraternities naturally contracted a local 
nature. The men that they initiated were usually those from the 
city, who were well known beforehand from association, and who 
were generally pledged during their last year in the prep, school. 
As a consequence of such a policy, fraternity spirit becomes tame, 
and cliques are formed. This is unfortunate, inasmuch as it lessens 
fraternity rivalry, and deprives them to a great extent of the stimula- 
tive effect of an active rushing season. Rushing, as it is known in 
most colleges, hardly exists here, and is confined in the main to par- 
ticular men who turn up at college contrary to expectation. These 
foregoing remarks describe rather the state of things as they have 
existed heretofore than what they will continue to be, and with the 
reform about to take place in the college life, the local idea will cease 
to be the dominating principle of the fraternities. 

There are nine fraternities here, and their numerical strength is as 
follows: 2 X, 14; 2 A E, 12; * A 9, 9; A T 12, 9; K A, 9; A K E, 8; 
A T A, 6; * K S, (5; K 2, 5. 2 X has initiated o men; 2 A E, 4; * A 9, 3; 
AT«, 2;KA,8; AKE, 1;AT A,2; *K 2 has not held an initiation yet. 
but has 3 men pledged; K 2 is at a standstill. These numbers are inde- 
pendent of the law and medical departments, which have not opened 
yet, and include only academic men. The academic standing un- 
questionably determines the strength of a fraternity here. Of the 
al>ove fraternities 4> K 2 came in last year, and K 2 was revived. 2 
X leads in initiates and maintains her high standing. A T (2 seems 
content with but two new men, but has nearly all of last year's chap- 
ter back. ATA initiated two men, but still has two more to initiate, 
all of whom were needed, as they had a nucleus of only four men to 
to start with. 

The Phis drew three prizes this year, and have their eyes on one or 
two others, so that developments will most likely follow before my 
next. We have one more man in the academic department than we 
had last year. ATA and K 2 are in a period of mourning at present 
for the death of a member, each at the beginning of the session. The 
deceased were of the sophomore class, and died within a da^ of each 
other. Both were splendid fellows, popular and prominent in college 

It becomes my pleasant duty to introduce Bros. Crippen, Lewis and 
McGehee, our initiates Bro. Crippen is the winner of the Tulane 
scholarship, offered in the university school from which he came to 
the leading student in the senior class. Bros. McGehee and Crippen 
have been elected to the junior german club. 

Four old members of Louisiana Alpha are missing this year, three 
by graduation and one by ill health. Two of these men, Bros Crump 
and Scudder, were graduated from the professional departments, 
whereas our initiates are all in the academic department, strengthen- 
ing us where strength counts. In the medical department we will 
gain one man, Bro. Lionnet, who retired soon after entering last year 
on account of poor health; we also expect to affiliate Bro. Ranch, of 
Mississippi. Bro. Edmunson, affiliated from Virginia, will return to 
the medical, and Bro. Guion, affiliated from Washington and Lee, 


will return to the law department. This will give us a chapter of 
sixteen men, with strong likelihood of its being increased. 

The Phis are well represented in the various phases of college life. 
Bro. Gilmore is treasurer of the german club; Bro. Fortier is secretary 
of the Cerde Francis; and the writer retains his position as athletic 
editor on the college weekly. Bro. Mangum will resume his position 
on the football team the latter part of the season. For the past three 
years he has held a line position, but can not come out the early part 
of the season on account of the effects of a spell of typhoid fever. 
When the medical department opens NoN-ember 1, its publication, 
Th€ Ph€igocyt€y will appear with a reorganized board. Bro. Gessner, 
of the medical faculty, is editor-in-chief, and Bros. F. H. Lewis and 
Upton represent their respective classes on the board. 

Our fint game of football was played October 16, and we defeated 
our opponents easily,' 15 to 0. The team is as strong, or stronger than 
last year's *varsity, which was not scored against. It needs to be 
stronger, as Tulane meets tougher propositions this season, including 
Vanderbilt, Sewanee and Texas. 

It was our pleasure and ^ood fortune to have with us at the open- 
ing, Bro. Ray, of Mississippi, our esteemed president of Eta province. 
Bro. Ray needed no introduction to Louisiana Alpha, as his valuable 
services and genial personality were too well remembered and appre- 
ciated from his presence here at the same period last year. 

We have near us another fine Mississippi Phi, Bro. Steen, who is 
taking a commercial course in the city. Bro. Berwick, also of Missis- 
sippi, en route to Nashville, stopped off at the university and shook 
hands with the Tulane Phis. F. S. Van Ingen. 

New Orleans, October 21, 1901. 


The University of Texas has entered upon its nineteenth year with a 
larger matriculation than ever before. The state legislature has just 
appropriated, besides the general maintenance fund, |50,000 for the 
erection of a women's dormitory, and Jl 5,000 for the improvement of 
the water system and campus. 

Texas Beta has never had such bright prospects for a good chapter. 
We are back with seventeen old men, the five men lost last year from 
graduation and other causes having been replaced by the return of 
Bros. Edgar and Guy Witt, Harry P. Steger, I. Vance Duncan and 
Alfred P. Ward, all of whom are old members of this chapter. Bro. 
James Waggeher has also entered and may afiiliate later. Up to this 
time we have initiated six new men, Arthur Mathis, '05, Rockport, 
Texas; Alexander Pope, '05, Marshall, Texas; Romulus J. Rhome, 
law, '03, Ft. Worth, Texas; Bruce W. Teagarden, '05, George F. 
Price, '05, and David Howard, '05, Palestine, Texas. We have been 
very successful this year in pledging new men, having won nearly all 
of them over the spikes of our strongest rivals. 

We occupy the same house which we had last year, but it is too 
small for our accommodation, and we expect to make a mighty effort 
this year to build a * A 9 lodge. Plans to that end have already be- 
gun to be formulated. 

The university football team has been practicing hard and is al- 
ready doing some fast and very effective work. Texas opened her 
season at Dallas, October 12, with a 5 to 5 game, with the University 
of Nashville. Bro. I. Vance Duncan represented * A 9 at left end. 

Bro. Roy Bedichek represented us last year on the board of editors 


of the college annual, and Bro. G. D. Hunt was on the committee 
for the final ball at last commencement. 

Bro. H. B. Duncan, of Wharton, Texas, came up to attend our in- 
itiation on October 8, and was with us for several days. 

A chapter of * F A has been organized here, with a membership of 
eighteen men. Richard H. Kimball. 

Austin, October 19, 1901. 


Texas Gamma begins the present school year under most favorable 
circumstances. Already this year bids fair to equal, if not surpass, 
all previous ones in the chapter's history. 

We lost three men by graduation, and four did not return. We 
regret very much to lose these men, for they have always stood fore- 
most in the different lines of college activity. Bro. Swenson, first 
honor man of '01, is at his home in Abilene, Tex.; Bro. T. P. David- 
son, second honor man of '01, is studying law, and Bro. G. W. Foster 
is employed in the railroad oflices of this city. Bro. Garrison enters 
the medical college in Galveston. 

Already six new Phis have been ushered in, and we take pleasure 
in introducing Bros. J. G. Wilcox, '05 ; W. W. Hamilton, '04 : I. 
Graves, '05; S. W. Harris, '05; A. J. Pope, '05, and F. K. Couch, '05. 
The chapter prides itself in these men, as they are the strongest men 
in the entering class. Our total membership is fifteen; our rivals, 
K A and K 2, enroll each the same number. 

Some changes have been made in our faculty this year. Prof. 
Shands, the head of the English department, has gone to Germany to 
study for a year. Prof. R. F. Kerlin fills his chair during his absence. 
Prof. Carroll, assistant professor in chemistry, goes to Johns Hopkins 
for a year. Prof. Duncan fills his place. 

Commencement week of 1901 presented a most interesting array of 
events. In addition to the many regular features, Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
cox contributed very largely to the pleasures of the week by the 
sumptuous banquet tendered us in their parlors, on Wednesday night, 
May 22. Delegates from each of the other fraternities and from Texas 
Beta were present. 

The chapter now occupies a hall in the university building. We 
are working hard and hope to be able to render a good account of our 
year's labor. A. D. Langham. 

Georgetown, October 26, 1901. 



Early in theterm,by meansof consistent rushing, the chapter initiated 
six new members, thus bringing up the active membership to eighteen. 
Five of the men initiated are of the freshman class — Charles Deacon, 
Charles Clark, Earl Garrettson, Wm. Hale and Joseph Hartley-while 
Maurice Lombardi, a graduate of Yale, is doing special work here 
and is in his sophomore year. Bro. Hartley is presiaent of his class, 
and is already prominent in college affairs. Our number will be 
increased at Christmas, when Bros. Stanley Walton, '04, and John 
Reid, '03, will return to college after being out on leave of absence. 
Bro. Harry Kluegel is at present in Hilo, Hawaii, on a railroad survey, 
and expects to resume his college course next June. All things con- 


sidered, the outlook for the chapter's future is very bright, notwith- 
standing the increasing fraternity competition. 

Before the term began, several of the brothers who were attending 
the summer session raised among the active members and alumni suf- 
ficient money to build a dining-room extension on the house. The 
addition is now complete and cost |350. As a result of this improve- 
ment we can 0{>en all the rooms into one, suitable for dancing and 
other entertainments. 

On the evening of November 8 the chapter held its annual football 
dinner, the game between California and Stanford taking place this 
year on November 9 instead of Thanksgi\'ing day, as in previous 
years. Forty men were seated at one long table in the new dining- 
room » and represented classes from 1873 to 1905. Besides our own 
alumni, there were also two Stanford brothers present. The custom 
of giving this dinner grows in favor every year, and is one of those 
occasions which brings the alumni and active members in close touch 
with one another. The football game itself, which was wx>n by Cali- 
fornia by a score of 2 to 0, was one of the best ever played on the 
coast. The California team, thirteen pounds lighter to the man than 
that of Stanford, won a game which was notable for team work, sheer 
grit, and California spirit. The new system of having a coach for the 
football team who is an alumnus of the university the team represents 
has proved a success from every point of view. 

The influence of such a man as Benjamin Ide Wheeler in the uni- 
versity has done much to make the University of California stronger 
in numbers and spirit than ever before. As a chapter we feel that 
much of our strength must come from the strength of the university, 
and so with consistent effort we can not but increase in strength 
ourselves. Ben W. Reed. 

Berkeley, November 14, 1901. 


The present year has opened very auspiciously for California Beta. 
We returned with twenty of our old members, and with little effort se- 
cured four new men, who have been duly initiated. It is with pleas- 
ure that I introduce Noel Burge, *05 ; Frank Kitching, '05 ; Oliver 
Kehrlein, '05, and William Taylor, '05, all from California. 

The entering class contained much good material, but there were 
few contests among the fraternities. The sororities, however, height- 
ened the interest by the unusual activity displayed by them. K A O 
and A r seem to have been the most successful. 

The semester has been marked by the return of Mrs. Stanford to the 
university after an absence of almost two years in Europe, where she 
has been making some interesting collections for the university mu- 
seum and securing valuable suggestions from the European universi- 
ties regarding the plans for the new buildings to be erected. The 
work on the buildings now in course of construction has received a 
new impetus from her return. Plans have been drawn for the new 
engineering buildings which, when completed, will rival in equipment 
those of the leading universities of the world. 

The new organ, which is by far the finest on the coast and which 
was heard by thousands during the recent Epworth league conven- 
tion in San Francisco, has been removed to the university, where it is 
being placed in the new chapel . 

The football season closed with our annual intercollegiate game 
with the University of California last Saturday. Our opponents won 


in a somewhat unsatisfactory game, played in a driving rain storm, by 
a score of 2 to 0. Bros. Hill and Clark represented 4> A 9 on the team, 
the former playing his third year at half-back, while Bro. Clark earns 
his *S' for the first time at right end. Stanford defeated Berkeley in 
the annual freshman game, 11 to 5; Bros. W. Taylor and E. Kehr- 
lein played quarter-back and left end, respectively. 

Owing to the closing of the University Inn, the football manage- 
ment was deprived of a place at which to hold the training table. We 
offered them the use of our dining room for that purpose, which they 
very gratefully accepted. On November 6 we gave a farewell banquet 
to the team, to which about thirty guests other than the team were 
invited. The courses were very pleasantly interspersed with songs 
and toasts to the players. 

During the semester we were pleased to entertain Bro. Dempsey, 
Cornell, '96, who was full-back on the Cornell eleven for two seasons. 

Owing to severe illness, Bros. Waite and Grant have been forced to 
leave the university for the present semester. Bro. Johnson succeeds 
Bro. Waite as president, leaving in the office of reporter a vacancy 
which will be filled during the unexpired term by Bro. McDowell. 

We are now busy with plans for entertaining our guests at the 
province convention, to be held at our chapter house on November 
27. We look forward to a pleasant reunion of the Phis on the coast, 
and hope that as many as possible will accept our urgent invitation to 
be present. PERCY McDowEi^i*. 

Stanford University, November 14, 11M31. 


Washington Alpha looks forward to a very prosperous period. The 
institution has made rapid strides during the past three years, both in 
attendance and equipment. The corner-stone of the science hall was 
laid on October 14. A new power house is also being erected. The 
campus has been greatly improved by lawns, flowers and shrubbery. 

Since our last letter several faculty changes have occurred. Dr. 
Padelford, formerly of Idaho State University, occupies the chair of 
English, vacated by Dr. Bechdolt, who has gone to Eugene, Oregon, 
as city superintendent. Prof. Yoder has taken Prof. CofTey*s place in 
pedagogy. Prof. Roberts, Stanford, '99, succeeds Prof. Lyon in mining. 
Prof. Heine is at the head of the department of mechanical engineer- 
ing. Miss Alberta Spurk is physical director for the women. 

All the student organizations were merged into one last spring, the 
incorporated associated students. Committees now control interests 
previously directed by the various associations. 

In athletics great interest is shown. Never before have so many men 
turned out on our campus for football practice. Wright, of Columbia, 
is coach. On October 18 we lost to Whitman, 12-0, on the home 
grounds, but we are by no means discouraged. Bro. Ewing plays 
guard on the team. Bro. Minkler has shown up well at practice. 
Bro. Albert Hastings broke his collar bone in a practice game, but will 
soon be out again. 

Washington Alpha is very proud of her chapter this year. We 
pledged every man whom we wanted. It is generally conceded that 
the chapter has advanced to first place among the fraternities here. 
We take pleasure in introducing the following new members: Bros. 
William Douglass Stevenson, of Seattle; Fred Heath Smith, of Seattle; 
John Roy Kinnear, of Seattle; Thomas Malcom Donohoe, of Chehalis; 
Wilbur Daniel Kirkman, of Spokane; David Henry Dalby, of Seattle; 


Henry Herman Thedinga, of Seattle ; Wendell Phillips Simonds, of 
Seattle ; Thomas Strather Scott, of Seattle. 

n O, the local fraternity, has been chartered by B 9 n, to which it 
applied. Dr. Colgrove was largely instrumental in securing the char- 
ter. <^ r A has bought a house two blocks from ours, ana the men 
have been living there since college opened. Z N has given up the 
house It rented last year. 

Bro. Thayer, '02, has affiliated with Wisconsin Alpha. Bro. Treen, 
'08, went to Alaska last spring and will be gone a year. Bro. Millett, 
•01. has entered the Columbia law school. Bro. Caches. *01, is back 
as instructor in engineering. 

Bro. Smith was elected president of the freshman class and Bro. 
Stevenson, treasurer. Bro. Hanson is president of the junior class 
and a captain in the cadet battalion. Bro. Twitchell is a sergeant. 
Bros. Smith and Stevenson are corporals. Bros. Donohoe, Kinnear 
and Hardman are sure of places on the glee club. 

Bro. Caspar W. Hodgson, Sianford, *96, accompanied by his wife, 
paid the chapter house a very pleasant visit on October 15, 1901. 

The local alumni, about twenty strong, have organized under a 
charter granted by the general council. They have voted to join 
Washington Alpha as associate members. By this means the alumni 
will come more directly in touch with us and be of even greater aid 
than formerly. Howard A. Hanson. 

Seattle, October 20, 11K)1. 



A small but enthusiastic meeting of Indianapolis Phis was held at the 
Denison on the evening of September 7. The object of the meeting 
was to enjoy a good dinner, and more especially to discuss fraternity 
matters and report on prospective material for 4> A in this fall's 
freshman classes; Those present were Harry Culver, Purdue^ '96; S. 
K. Ruick. Jr., De Patm\ '97; W. J. Shafer, Indiana, '99; J. B. Dill, 
Purdue, *00; W. H. Morrison, Coniell, '01; H. R. Wilson, Purdue, 
'01; N. L. Peck, Williams, '01; Chas. Wilson, Purdue, '03; J. P. 
Frenzel, Jr., Cornell, '03; J. L. Anthony, Indianapolis, '03. 

S. K. RriCK, Jr. 


Though the 4> A 9 club of Cincinnati decided at its meeting on March 
15, 1901, that the next regular meeting be held just one year from 
that date, some unruly heads got together recently and decided that 
an irregular meeting this fall, during the opening week of the 
academic semester, would be just the thing needed to rouse some of the 
alumni into activity at a time when the chapter most needed their 
help. Hence, on Wednesday evening, October 2, 1901, a lusty throng 
assembled at the historical old Burnet House and did ample justice to 
the ofiferings. In fact, I really believe that this was the most enthusi- 
astic and generally enjoyed meeting ever held here. About the 
March meeting, I said at the time, in my report to Thk Scroll, that 
it was the best attended ever held here. I hardly consider the con- 
stant use of su{>erlatives in good taste, yet in this instance and on 
second thought I believe them appropriate here because true in fact. 
Col. W. E. Bundy, Ohio, '84, trustee of Ohio University and U. S. 


district attorney, gave a revised version of the* William Goat,' and 
generously invited the active chapter to dine on next March 15 as 
the guest of the alumni organization. Bro. Scott Bonham, hoary now 
where not bald, proposed that all join hands and dance around the 
banquet table in a manner akin to post-prandial practices of other 
days. When you contemplate such happenings as these you will 
comprehend the true significance of my superlatives. Moreover, this 
was not an ice-water affair. (Bro. Ward will please take notice.) 
Bro. Bonham reluctantly permitted himself to be forced into his cus- 
tomary seat, that of the toastmaster, since the president, Dr. A. B. 
Thrasher, Indianapolis^ '73, was absent on a business trip. Col. 
Bundy and Dr. Macready made speeches on the subject of 4> A O 
which well served their purpose — to impress several pledges, as yet 
barbarians, with the greatness of the fraternity. Bro. S. J. Flick in- 
ger, Cornell^ '76, related his trip to the Pacific coast as the associated 
press representative in the presidential party, and impressively eulo- 
gized the late executive. Dr. K. O. Foltz, Buchiel, '11, C. E. Kincaid, 
Centre, '78, 1/ Williams, Purdue, '99, and several others related 
stories or experiences, of which some had morals and others not. 
E. O. Schroetter, of the Cincinnati chapter, now leader of the 'varsity 
glee and mandolin club; W. M. Schoenle, Cincinnati, '98; Dr. J. H. 
Macready, Miami, '89, and C. T. Perin, Cincinnati, '99, furnished 
musical entertainment in great variety, so that midnight was on hand 
before those present had exhausted half their talents. 

An unusual incident of the evening was a toast to our sister in the 
bond, Mary French Field, an invitation to whose impending wedding 
had just been received and read. 

Fraternity business was not entirely forgotten. After the visitors 
had been led from the hall in company of the active chapter, the sec- 
retary read his report and made a motion calling for the appointment 
of a numbt^r of alumni, to be called an alumni visiting committee, 
who should, before next March 15, visit officially and in a body the 
chapter hall, attend a regular meeting there, see the various ceremo- 
nies performed, look over the various records ordered kept by the 
constitution, and report to the alumni ciub, which in turn is to report 
to the general council. 

All of this is in the nature of an experiment and has the twofold 
object of keeping the alumni in touch with active work and also of 
effectively aiding the general council in its work of chapter supervis- 
ion, which is effected now only by the annual report to the H. G. C, 
a procedure, it seems to me, of statistical value, only. I hope that 
the essays to be submitted to the Delta province convention at Athens, 
Ohio, next month, will improve on this method of caring for, as well 
as utilizing, the alumni. 

Twenty-three in all were present, and after the reading of letters of 
regret from H. H. Ward, P. G. C. ; Alston Ellis, president of Ohio 
University ; J. C. Finnel, Centre, '75 ; W. McD. Shaw, Centre, '81 ; J. 
L. Shearer, Vanderbilt, '81, and Frank Edwards, Indiana, '98, the 
club adjourned to meet again on March 15, 1902. 

GuiDO Gores. 



Missouri — C. A. Milliken, '72, lives at Victoria, Mo. 

Indianapolis—^, H. Graffis, '89, is editor of the Sedalia, 
Mo., Sentinel, 

Wabash — Rev. F. D. Seward, '70, is a Presbyterian minister 
at San Pedro. Cal. 

Centre — Rev. S. W. Mitchell, *o7, is a Presbyterian minister 
at Scammon, Kan. 

Colby — George E. Googins, '86, has a lucrative law practice 
at Bar Harbor, Maine. 

Cornell — W. H. Whiting, *99, was time-keeper at the Har- 
vard-Yale football game. 

Indianapolis — P. A. Davidson, '61, resides at 123 North 
Mill street, Lexington, Ky. 

Westminster — ^James T. Montgomery, '83, is engaged in the 
practice of law at Sedalia, Mo. 

Ohio Wesleyan — W. H. Bacon, '03, is principal of the 
Woodsfield, Ohio, high school. 

Ohio — U. M. McCaughey, '94, is special teacher of Latin in 
the Akron, Ohio, high school. 

Emory — B. E. L. Timmons, '76, is a Methodist minister at 
135 Spring street, Atlanta, Ga. 

Union — Charles A. Marvin, '87, is a successful attorney and 
counselor at Ballston Spa, N. Y. 

Wisconsin — Herman Fehr, '84, is a successful lawyer at 14 
Grand avenue. Milwaukee, Wis. 

Lawrence — W. F. Yocum, '60, is president of Florida Agri- 
cultural College, at Lake City, Fla. 

Sewanee — Gaines Worley, '98, is engaged in the practice 
of medicine at St. Augustine, Fla. 

Ohio Wesleyan — Aquilla Webb, *94, is in Los Angeles, Cal., 
as pastor of the First Presbyterian church. 

Lansing — H. W. Quinby, '89, is secretary, treasurer and 
business manager of the Detroit Free Press. 

Kansas, *g2 — Gen. Frederick Funston has completely recov- 
ered from the effects of his operation for appendicitis. He 
may come home on leave of absence shortly. 


Texas — Frank H. Raymond, *90, one of the charter mem- 
bers of Texas Beta, is with McKean, Eilers & Co., Austin, 

Sewanee — Ewell Gay completed his course in mechanical 
engineering at Georgia School of Technology on November 
2, 1901. 

Lafayette — E. H. Scott, '97, was married this summer. Bro. 
Scott is living at Plymouth, Pa., where he is principal of the 
high school. 

Gettysburg — J. C. Jacoby, '76, is pastor of Trinity English 
Lutheran church of Sedalia, Mo. Bro. Jacoby is the author 
of several books. 

Wisconsin — W. H. Holcomb, Jr., '89, is general manager of 
the Fox River Valley Electric Railway, with headquarters 
at Appleton, Wis. 

Williams — Frank E. Parks, '93, is superintendent of the 
open hearth department of the Duquesne works of the Car- 
negie Steel Company. 

Cornell — H. G. Foltz, '94, whose address is incorrectly given 
in the New York Alpha chapter letter, is living at Salem, 
Ohio, 378 Lincoln avenue. 

Sewanee — Prof. Basil L. Gildersleeve, '86 (honorary), of 
Johns Hopkins, was one of those who received the degree of 
LL. D. at the Yale bicentennial. 

Centre — Rev. C. H. Dobbs, '59, who suffers from the afflic- 
tion of total blindness, is living with his son-in-law, Rev. J. 
P. Robertson, Brown wood, Texas. 

Pennsylvania — George P. Chase, '95, is an attorney and 
counselor at law, with his office in the Columbian build- 
ing, 416 Eighth street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Wash i7tg ton and Jefferson — J. L. Hines, '82, is engaged in 
the produce business at Jewett, Ohio. Bro. Hines will soon 
move to Cripple Creek, Colo., on account of failing health. 

Ohio Wesleya7i—Qh2Lr\^s C. Vail, '96, and B. Clyde Vail, '97, 
with their father, compose the firm of J. P. Vail & Sons, 
commission merchants, at 114 East Town street, Columbus, 

California — Earl W. Garrison, '99, is with A. Gregory, 
wholesale shipper of citrus fruits, at Redlands, Cal. Any 
* A will find a loyal greeting when he calls to see Bro. 


Sewanee—^tv , C. B. K. Weed, '95, delegate to the Phila- 
delphia convention, who has been for some time rector of 
St. Luke's church. Hot Springs, Ark., has been traveling 
for some months for his health. His present address is 406 
East Maine street, Missoula, Mont. 

Wabash — Dr. J. B. Garner, '93, has returned to his alma 
mater as professor of chemistry. He studied at Chicago 
after graduation, then took the chair of chemistry at Brad- 
ley Institute, Peoria, when the institution was opened, re- 
maining there till called to Wabash. Bro. Garner has 
acquired a wide reputation as a teacher and author. His 
presence at Wabash will be a strength to the college as well 
as to Indiana Beta, of which he is an enthusiastic alumnus. 

Brown — Augustus T. Swift, '89, is second assistant in the 
commercial department of the Providence (R. I.) English 
high school, where he is engaged in teaching shorthand, 
bookkeeping and commercial correspondence. Bro. Swift 
was private secretary to Gov. Charles Warren Lippitt, of 
Rhode Island, while he was in ofl&ce, and has served him 
since in same capacity. Bro. Swift has acted as reporter of 
the appellate division of the supreme court of Rhode Island. 

Dartmouth — Kendall Banning, '02, has just edited and pub- 
lished a book of college verse that has been favorably re- 
ceived. The edition was prepared by the Cheltenham Press 
of New York. It is published in edition de luxe form, with 
embossed leather covers and special initial designs in color, 
and is limited to 500 numbered copies. Among the con- 
tributoTS appear the names of Bros. Edwin O. Grover, '94; 
Kent Knowlton, '94; Le Baron M. Huntington, '98, and the 
late Charles P. Graham, '99. 

De Pauw — Dr. Frank W. Foxworthy, '94, has arrived in 
Indianapolis after his trip around the world. At the out- 
break of the war with Spain he became captain and assist- 
ant surgeon in the 160th Indiana, serving two months in 
Cuba. He was later given the same rank and office ^n the 
34th infantry, U. S. V., and served in the Philippines with 
Gens. Lawton and Young, being on the Gilmore expedition. 
He was chief surgeon for one year of the northwest prov- 
ince of Luzon, then superintendent of the city hospital of 
Manila for three months, making a special study of the 
bubonic plague. He returned home this year by way of 
Japan, China, India and Europe, spending six weeks in the 
surgical clinics of Berlin and London. He will remain in 



Harvard conferred 1,055 degrees at commencement this year. 

The University of Chicago will establish an annex in Paris. 

Harvard, Yale, Pennsylvania and Cornell have a basketball 

Hobart dedicated two new buildings at commencement, each 
costing more than $30,000. 

The University of Georgia has increased the length of its 
law course from one to two years. 

California, Stanford, Cornell and Dartmouth have adopted 
the alumni system of coaching in football. It has been suc- 

Clark University, at Worcester, Mass., heretofore a grad- 
uate institution, will open a collegiate department in Octo- 
ber, 1902. 

The University of Chicago will extend its university exten- 
sion work until weekly lectures are given in every city in 
the Mississippi valley. 

The new buildings and campus of Washington University 
have been rented by the Louisiana Purchase exposition for 
use during the fair of 1908. 

Prof. Starr, a graduate of Lafayette and authority on 
anthropology, has been adopted by the Iroquois Indians, 
among whom he has been studying. 

At the University of Rochester, which is now enjoying its 
second year of co-education, the feminine freshmen have 
elected a separate set of class ofl&cers. 

A barber at Brown offered in the Daily Herald to do free of 
charge for three months * the tonsorial work ' of every man 
who scored against Dartmouth, Thanksgiving day. 

The Yale bi-centennial and the Dartmouth centennial anni- 
versary of Webster's graduation are easily the two most 
elaborately celebrated academic events America has yet seen. 

The Teachers* College of Columbia now has six scholar- 
ships of $500 each, open to southerners only, without dis- 
tinction as to color. Three of these were founded by John 
D. Rockefeller. 


The University of Washington is the sixteenth state uni- 
versity in point of amount of income in the United States. 
Washington is only the thirty-second state in the number 
of its population. 

Students in German universities, notably at Heidelberg and 
Munich, are asking that restrictions be placed upon the 
number of foreign students. The movement is directed 
chiefly against the Russians. 

The site for the Carnegie Polytechnic Institute at Pittsburgh 
has been chosen. At the beginning $5,000,000 will be ex- 
pended on buildings and $1,000,000 on equipment. Mr. 
Carnegie wishes the institution to develop along the lines of 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

The new president of Emory's board of trustees, Col. J. P. 
Williams, of Savannah, has provided funds for erecting a 
new college building, and will probably give money for an- 
other building. He also proposes to build a water- works 
and an electric light plant at Oxford. 

The freshman class at Lafayette enrolls 153; at Wesleyan, 
70; at Gettysburg, 45; at Indiana, 200; at Purdue, 350; at 
Amherst, 132; at Dartmouth, 217; at Wabash, 50; Hamilton, 
62;Hobart,35; Williams, 103; Brown, 200; California, 600; 
New York University, 86; Bryn Mawr, 122, 

Yale enrolls 2,680 students in the university this year, as 
against 2,502 a year ago. Of these 1,236 are in the college, 
246 in the law school and 329 (40 women) in the graduate 
school. Of the 11,436 graduates of the university, 4,752 
registered during the bi-centennial celebration. 

The victory of the Harvard-Yale athletes over the Oxford- 
Cambridge team on September 25, by a score of (> to 3, re- 
calls former meets. Oxford defeated Yale in England, in 
1894, b]4 to 3>^; Yale defeated Cambridge in America, 
in 1895, 8 to 3; Oxford- Cambridge defeated Harvard- Yale 
in England, in 1899, 5 to 4. 

Oberlin*s enrollment is 1,169 (164 college freshmen). Van- 
derbilt enrolls over 800. Vermont has 107 freshmen. The 
Harvard law school enrolls 627 students, of whom 247 are 
graduates of Harvard and 56 of Yale. Colgate enrolls 172 
(55 freshmen). Cornell enrolls over 3,000; Princeton, 1,343; 
Pennsylvania, 2,573; California, 3,216; Minnesota, 3,423; 
Chicago, 3.774; Michigan, 3,813; Columbia, 4,436; Har- 
vard, 6,740. 


Washington and Jefferson has received $100,000 from a 
banker of Uniontown, Pa. Rutgers has received $25,000 
from Helen Gould. Butler College, University of Indian- 
apolis, has received $30,000 for a library from Mr. and Mrs. 
E. C. Thompson, of Irvington. J. Pierpont Morgan has 
given Sewanee $15,000 to complete a dormitory. 

The enrollment at Lehigh is 526, the largest number since 
the prosperous years of 1891, 1892 and 1893, when from 
527 to 569 were enrolled. There are 224 freshmen, the 
largest number yet recorded, 212 having entered in 1891. 
Three years ago there were but 76 freshmen, and 325 in the 
four classes. The secretary of the alumni association is an 
authorized agent to secure positions for Lehigh graduates. 
The university paper is mailed once a mouth to every alum- 

The new president of the University of Maine is Dr. F. W. 
Lewis, formerly of Pennsylvania. He is not quite thirty 
years old. Another college president equally young is Prof. 
George H. Denny, of Washington and Lee. The alumni of 
Washington and Lee are said to have opposed Prof. Denny*s 
election and to have favored Dr. Woodrow Wilson, of Prince- 
ton. The alumni claim that the board of trustees, a self- 
perpetuating body, has acted without regard for the wishes 
of the real friends of the institution. 


* r A has entered Texas. 

A * entered California in June. 

2 A E has built a house at Stanford. 

A X entered McGill on October 4. 

n * (local) at Brown is applying for a charter to * P A. 

H * * (dental) at Ohio Medical University rents a house 
this year. 

The Z * house at New York University was burned on Sep- 
tember 16. 

It is reported that the A T (2 and A X P chapters at Pennsyl- 
vania are dead. 

Z * seems to be a medical sorority at Syracuse, and H n Y 
a senior class sorority. 


K 2 withdrew last spring from North Carolina and from 
Kentucky University. 

The local society n ^ E, at Wabash, has disbanded, most of 
its members joining ^ A B. 

Allegheny, Missouri, Vanderbilt and Illinois have been 
granted charters from ♦ B K. 

Local fraternities at California are applying to ♦ Y and 
A A ^. President Wheeler is a member of A A *. 

An entry in the Lakeside races at Chicago for November 9, 
was named *Sigma Nu.' She did not start, however. 

K 2 established a chapter at California on September 9, with 
14 charter members and a house. K 2 has 55 chapters now. 

X A 2 is a new local fraternity at Syracuse. It has reuted 
a house and will doubtless apply to some national fraternity' 
for a charter. 

B n has chartered applicants at Washington State, and 
withdrawn from Harvard and Mississippi. Her G5 chapters 
occupy 43 chapter houses. 

n K A has established a chapter at Kentucky State, and re- 
vived chapters at Richmond and Washington and Lee, 
giving her 19 chapters in all. 

The sophomore societies at Yale are dead. The junior so- 
cieties, A A *, A K E, * Y and Z ^I', have announced their 
elections from the sophomore class. 

The Purdue correspondent of the 2 N Delia reports that 

* A has no chapter house there, which is not true, and 
that 2 A E owns a house, which is also not true. 

2 N and 2 A E at Washington and Lee are temporarily, at 
least, inactive, due to unexpected decrease in numbers, ac- 
cording to a correspondent of the ATA Rainboii\ 

The Syracuse fraternities have taken new men as follows: 

* A 0, 8: A K E, 9; A Y, 6; ^I' Y, 12; ^ K *, 8; B H, 8; 

* r A, 9 (including two members of the faculty). 

K A southern has now 40 chapters, having entered Trinity 
(N. C), October 18. Of the five charter members one is a 
senior, one (the college librarian) was graduated in 1899, 
one (the college registrar) in 1898, one (a Wofford K A) is 
assistant in English, one (a Richmond K A and law grad- 
uate) is a special student. One junior and one freshman 
have also been initiated. 


The A Y convention at Providence, October 23-26, refused 
the application of the A A (2 society, of Dartmouth, and laid 
over till next year that of the A N society, of Ohio State 
University. Mr. Goldwin Goldsmith succeeds Rev. Thorn- 
ton D. Penfield as editor of the Quarterly, 

The ATA convention was held at Milwaukee, August 
21-24. The fraternity established its Gamma Gamma chap- 
ter at Dartmouth with 20 charter members, on October 7. 
As is customary, engraved announcements of the event were 
sent to all rival fraternity magazines. ATA now has 42 
college chapters and 10 alumni clubs. 

* K * entered Vanderbilt October 7, with nine charter 
members, five of whom are Nashville men. The chapter 
has taken a house. It is reported that the Nashville mem- 
bers of the chapter are still in a local prep, school, and that 
the other Vanderbilt fraternities will not recognize * K * 
officially because of this fact. 

Theodore Roosevelt, '80, is the third Harvard graduate to 
attain the presidency, the other two being John Adams, 
class of 1755, and John Quincy Adams, class of 1787. 
President Hayes was a student at the Harvard law school, 
but was an academic student at Kenyon. President Roose- 
velt is an A A * and a A K E. His name appears with the 
class of 1880 in the 1899 A A * catalogue, in the Harvard 
chapter list, his address being given as Washington, D. C. 
The 1890 A K E catalogue enrolls him in its Harvard list, 
also, as a sophomore initiate. It also says that he was a 
Hasty Pudding man and a ^ B K; he was a law student at 
Columbia the year after graduation from Harvard. 

The January Phi Gamina Delta contains interesting quota- 
tions from the original minutes of the parent chapter of 

* r A, which was founded at Jefferson College, Canons- 
burg, Pa. These minutes cover a period of seven years, 
1848 to 1855. The first minutes, dated April 22, 1848, 
show that six students, at a meeting on that date, decided 
to organize a secret society, and appointed a committee of 
two to report a constitution at the next meeting. Literary 
exercises were held at meetings. The Phi Gamma Delta 
gives the subjects of essays that were read by members be- 
fore the chapter during the first year, and questions that 
were discussed later. At the close of every year there was 
a chapter valedictorian. The second chapter was estab- 
lished June 7, 1848, at Washington College, Washington, 


Pa., only a few miles distant, and with which institution 
Jefferson College subsequently consolidated. It is a singu- 
lar fact that most of the extension of ^ F A during its early 
years was in the south. The next chapters were placed at 
the University of Nashville, January 9. ISoO: Union Uni- 
versity, Murfreesboro, Tenn., February 5, 1n31: University 
of North Carolina, March 14. iSol; University of Virginia, 
May 10, I80I; Washington College. Marysville. Tenn.. 1S53; 
Marietta College, Ohio, and University of Alabama, l.N>o; 
Centre College, Ky., Baylor University, Texas, De Pauw 
University, Indiana, Howard College, Ala., and Bethel Col- 
lege, Ky., 1856. Compared with many other fraternities 
^ r A is now very weak in the south, having chapters at 
only Roanoke, Virginia, Richmond, W. and L., Hampden- 
Sidney, Bethel, Alabama, Texas and Tennessee. 

The March ^A/V/of contained the annual report of O. E. Mon- 
nette, secretary of the executive council of * K ♦. The re- 
port, which is for the year ending December lo, 19(X), says: 

The number of initiates for the year is 22:^. Last vear the number 
vras 270, making a decrease of 47. One chapter < West Virginia) re- 
ports no initiates for the year, another • Swarthmore) only one, aad 
another only two (Wabash or Ohio). The percentage of initiates is 
lower than ever in the history of the fraternity, as far as the records 
disclose. The total number is the lowest it has been in the last ten 
years. The immediate cause is not apparent. The figures furnish 
food for thought and reflection . Is there a conservatism which is too 

Three members were expelled during the year, two by chap- 
ters, one hy the executive council. The charter of the 
Hampden-Sidney chapter was withdrawn on account of the 
weakness of the college. Certain * restrictions' and * require- 
ments' have been placed on three other chapters, two of 
which have improved, but *severe action* will probably be 
necessary with the third, because 'the institution can not 
support a good chapter.* The 38 active chapters have an 
average active membership of 16.8, and a total membership 
of 6,793. The inactive chapters enrolled 1,688 members, 
making 8,481 members in the fraternity, living and dead. 
Six chapters own houses and 21 rent houses. The real estate 
owned by chapters is valued at $108,000, an increase of $2,300 
during the year, on which there are mortgages to the amount 
of $49,300. The chapters own $36,100 worth of personalty, 
an increase of $6,000, and chapters have other debts amount- 
ing to $1,425. Progress is being made on the fraternity's 
history and pocket catalogue. Twenty- five chapters issued 
circular letters during the year. In response to an inquiry 


as to what institutions chapters desired * K * to enter, the 
answers (the institutions most frequently named being first 
in order) were: Purdue, Texas, Yale, Tulane, North Caro- 
lina, Georgia and Missouri, 4n addition to those on the ac- 
credited list.* 


This issue of The Scroll has been much delayed. The 
illness and death of the editor's father, Rev. John C. Miller, 
Indiana, *55, have already been mentioned in the Septem- 
ber Palladium, One of the contributed articles was very 
late in coming in, and a promise of cuts to illustrate it held 
back the first forms for some time. We believe, however, 
that what an issue contains is of more importance than when 
it appears. The chapter letters alone will repay all our 
readers for waiting. 

* * * * 

After some delay, certain letters and a few telegram^, we 
have secured a letter from each active chapter of * A for 
this issue. No alumnus will look in vain this time for a re- 
port from his chapter. In December, 1897, and again in 
December, 1899, we printed letters from every chapter. 

* * * * 

See the November Palladium for instructions in regard to 
securing bound volumes of The Scroll for 1899-1900 and 
1900-1901. Read what was said in the Palladium about 
dues, college papers, annuals and Baird's 'American College 

Fraternities. * 

* * * * 

Bro. George Sanford Parsons, Columbia, '02, was chosen by 
the general council on October 18 as an additional editor of 

the song book. 

* * * * 

Those who attended the Alpha province convention at Am- 
herst report a delightful time. Delta province meets at 
Athens, and Theta at Stanford, Thanksgiving week. 

The file of ten volumes of The Scroll offered in the Sep- 
tember Palladium by Bro. C. W. Doten, Vermo?tl, '95, to 
any chapter that would pay transportation charges and have 


them bound, was promptly accepted by Minnesota Alpha. 
Several other chapters were a few days too late in * accept- 

* * * * 

Bro. C. S. Hoskinson, Zanesville, Ohio, still wishes volumes 
II, III and IV of The Scroi.l to complete his file for Ohio 
Beta. Bro. C. E. McBride, Wooster, '81, has sent him 

volume I. 

* * * * 

The general council will have a between-conventions meet- 
ing at Chicago Thanksgiving week. 

Too much credit can not be given the CrawfordsviUe alumni 
for their effective rejuvenation of the Wabash chapter, which 
returned but one man this fall. From being the weakest 
chapter in college, Indiana Beta has become the strongest 
in less than one term's time. 

* * * * 

The Cincinnati chapter will exchange the university banner 
(triangular, 13x28 inches) with other chapters. These 
banners are just the thing for a chapter house or hall. Ad- 
dress Willard Black, Flat 12, Norfolk building. Eighth and 
Elm streets, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

* * * * 

Bro. H. H. Ward, P. G. C, visited the Cornell, Union, 
Syracuse, Amherst and Dartmouth chapters on his way to 
and from the Alpha province convention. He reports them 
all in fine condition. 

* * * * 

Addresses of all Phis temporarily in Baltimore or residing 
there are desired by Bros. J. T. Earle, 1030 N. Eutaw St., 
and J. E. Meisenhelder, 1024 N. Broadway, Baltimore. 

* * * * 

Send names and addresses of all Phis in or near New York 
city to Bernard M. L. Ernst, 152 W. 122d street, New York, 
N. Y. 

iff, iff, j(, y^ 

Miss Mary French Field, since October 16 Mrs. William 
Carsen Engler, has presented a fine engraving of her father, 
Eugene Field, Missouri, '12, to the fraternity library. Mr. 
and Mrs. Engler will continue to reside in Chicago, where 
Mr. Engler is secretary of a large manufacturing concern. 


The best wishes of all * A go with 'the daughter of the 


* * * * 

Private letters to the editor, containing more detailed re- 
ports of the rushing season than can be published, show that 
this has been a year of phenomenal success for 4> A 0. These 
letters are very much appreciated by the editor. 

Bro. C. B. Campbell, Girard, Illinois, wishes to know the 
present addresses of the following De Pauw alumni: P. S. 
Buchanan, '73; L. M. Pence, '78; Anthony Bowen, '89, 
The first is supposed to be in Illinois, the second in Califor- 
nia, the third in Washington. 

* * * * 

By some mistake the name of Helmus W. Thompson, Mhi- 
nesota, '88, was omitted from our last catalogue. He was 
one of the Minnesota Alpha alumni who remained loyal in 
1889 (see Scroll, June, 1890, page 412), and he was the 
chief organizer of the La Crosse alumni club in 1896 (see 
Scroll, December. 1896, page 146, and 1896, convention 
minutes, page 33). Another omitted name is W. R. White, 
Mercer^ '87, who was a charter member of the Macon alumni 
club in 1895 (see Scroll, April, 1890, page 326). Under 
the head of Personal in this issue of The Scroll it will be 
seen that John E. Davies, of the old Lawrence chapter, was 
also by some accident left out of our catalogue. For other 
names omitted see The Palladium, January, 1900, page 1, 
and The Scroll, December, 1898, page 264. 

* * * * 

The editor appreciates very much the letters of sympathy 
that have come to him of late; he acknowledges with pleas- 
ure many notes of congratulation on his recovery to health 
and kind words for The Scroll. 

A most unprecedented occurrence was the discovery by the 
auditing committee of the Louisville alumni club that after 
paying all expenses of entertaining the convention of 1900 
(and you all know how we were entertained) a balance re- 
mained of 30 per cent, of the original amount contributed. 


The Phi Delta Theta yacht, of which Wisconsin Alpha 
wrote last year, won the 18-mile race on Lake Mendota on 
August 28. This was the first regatta on Lake Mendota, 
and four crack yachts competed. Bros. Phil King, Louis 
M. Hobbins and Russell Jackson manned the winning boat. 

Additions and corrections for Bro. Switzler's military list 

should be sent to W. B. Palmer, 509 South Spruce street, 

Nashville, Tenn., who will republish it in the history of the 


* * * * 

The editor of the history is very desirous of learning the 
address of R. A. D. Wilbanks, *67, of the Indiana and 
Chicago chapters, last heard of in Texas, and the address of 
H. J. Bigger, '72, of the Hanover and Monmouth chapters, 
last heard of in Pittsburgh. 

We have so far been receiving The Dartmouth Magazine^ 
of which Bro. Kendall Banning is editor-in-chief; the Bro W7i 
Daily Herald, of which Bro. Walter E. Newcomb is business 
manager ; the Columbia Spectator, of which Bro. Atkins is 
business manager; The Syracuse University Weekly, of which 
Bro. Guy Comfort is a managing editor; The Lafayette; The 
Weekly Gettysburgian, of which Bro. W. M. Robenolt is 
business manager; the Lehigh Brown and White \ the Dick- 
insonian, of which Bro. H. P. Stuart is assistant manager; 
the Sewanee Purple, of which Bro. R. D. Hudson is an 
editor. We hope to have other papers sent us from the in- 
stitutions at which * A is represented. 

We desire to acknowledge in behalf of The Scroli. the 
receipt of invitations to Indiana Beta's musicale, on Novem- 
ber 15; the Alpha province convention and banquet, on 
November 1; the fall reunion and dinner of the Cincinnati 
alumni club, on October 2; the initiation banquet of New 
York Epsilon, on November 1; the Delta province conven- 
tion, Thanksgiving week; the wedding of the daughter of 
* A 0, on October 16. The editor has enjoyed meeting the 
Phis who were at Buffalo the last week in August, has 
called on the Crawfordsville and Wabash Phis, enjoyed the 
hospitality of Indiana Gamma, met many Indiana Delta 



Phis in Franklin; he is expecting to be at the general coun- 
cil meeting in Chicago, Thanksgiving week. 

We are indebted to Tennessee Beta for a copy of the Se- 
wanee Athletic Souvenir, a handsomely illustrated brochure, 
giving a history of Sewanee's achievements from the begin- 
ning in all branches of athletics. 

Bro. E. E. Ruby, Indiana *97, president of Epsilon prov- 
ince, has resigned because of absence from the province, due 
to his taking the chair of Latin in Illinois college, at Jack- 
sonville. Bro. Ruby has been a faithful and valuable offi- 
cer, and] the general council accepted his resignation with 
regret. I? A worthy successor, however, has been found in 
Bro. S. K. Ruick, Jr., Dc Pauw, '97, of Indianapolis His 
address' is 55 Lombard building. 









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Just one year from the time that the Louisville convention 
was in the midst of its memorable session, the general coun- 
cil elected by that convention met in Chicago. The Chicago 
alumni club and the Northwestern and Chicago chapters 
were our hosts, and their achievements in the way of suc- 
cessful entertainment were limited only by the briefness of 
our stay. The first arrivals, Ward, P. G. C, Dewitt, T. 
G. C, and Switzler, H. G. C, were met on Wednesday 
morning, November 27, by the worthy S. G. C, and all 
were taken to lunch at the University club by Hro. John T. 
Boddie, VaruUrbili, '87, who so generously provided head- 
quarters for * A during the Columbian exposition. That 
evening the Chicago chapter entertained the general council 
and certain of the alumni at dinner at Illinois I beta's cozy 
chapter house, the R. G. C. arriving just in time to partici- 
pate in the festivities. After a business session on Thurs- 
day morning, the general council went, as the guests of 
Illinois Beta, to the Chicago- Wisconsin football game, where 
three Chicago Phis distinguished themselves by brilliant 
playing against heavy odds. The acting captain of the Chi- 
cago team was a 4> A 0, as was the captain, who has since 
been re-elected for 1902. Another business session in the 
afternoon was followed by a theater party at night. In fact, 
'there were business sessions each morning and afternoon of 
our stay. The regular Friday noon 4> A luncheon at the 
Hamilton club was attended, and on Friday night the gen- 
eral council and several other visiting and resident Phis 
were guests in Evanston, at a delightful dinner given by 
Bro. Mitchell, S. G. C. This was the first opportunity the 
other members of the general council had had of meeting 
Bro. Mitchell's charming wife, concerning whose prospective 
acquisition the S. G. C. was so incessantly teased at Louis- 
ville. On Saturday afternoon the Northwestern chapter 


drove the party over Kvauslon, along the lake front, past 
the university buildings, the handsome residences and the 
chapter hpuses, including the beautiful house newly rented 
by Illinois Alpha. On Saturday night a banquet, with the 
general council as guests of honor, was given at the Hotel 
Victoria, which we had made our headquarters. Many 
happy speeches were made, but the poem and blackboard 
drawings of Hro. Richard Henry Little were far and away 
the feature of the evening. Hro. George Hanta, ex-P. G. C. , 
was present at most of the business and social gatherings, 
and Bro. C. F. Lamkin, editor of the catalogue, was with 
us for a time. Bros. W. O. Wilson, E. H. Hyde and L. A. 
Westerman made a striking success of the arrangements for 
the banquet, at which we were pleased to meet a number of 
the older alumni — Col. H. M. Kidder, Northwestern , *o9; 
W. S. Harbert, Wabash, '64; J. F. Gookins, Wabash, '04, 
and others well-known in the service of <l> A 0. The hos- 
pitality of our brothers on the lake was .so generous and 
ample as to overwhelm us, and though the visiting members 
of the general council tried to frame resolutions to express 
their appreciation of the courtesies extended by Hro. Mitch- 
ell and his co-workers, the Chicago alumni club and the 
Chicago and Northwestern chapters, these were felt in their 
best possible form to be wholly inadequate. R. G. C. 



In last year's review of the college annuals of l8iK>-190() it 
was stated that during the preceding four years the present 
editor of Thr Scroll had received volumes for review from 
every institution in which <t> A is represented except eight, 
which were named. Of these, three have this year sent in 
volumes for review; so that there remain only Georgia, Mi- 
ami, Ohio, Iowa Wesley an and Wa.shington, and Georgia is 
the only one of them, we are informed, which issues an an- 
nual. The review this year covers ?^\ volumes, as against 
88 a year ago. 85 in 1899, 84 in 1898, 87 in 1897. Most of 
these 17/) volumes are now in the fraternity library. On 
the roll of honor of those that have sent a copy each year, 
or as often as one was published, we still find Colby, Ver- 
mont, Amherst, Brown, Union, Gettysburg, Allegheny, 
Sewanee, Alabama, Case, Cincinnati, De Pauw, Purdue and 
Washington State. Washington and Jefferson, Indiana, Mis- 
souri and Randolph- Macon failed us this year for the first 



time. It will always be true, doubtless, that many, if not 
most, of our undergraduate aud alumni readers will pass by 
all of this review that does not deal with their own annual, 
but we believe that the fact that a large and intelligent mi- 
nority do struggle through the whole series is our justifica- 
tion and reward. This month we review the following 

^'Egis, Dartmouth, Vackeh' Vack, North Carolina, 

Ariel, Vermont, Kinetoscope , Mercer, 

Olio, Amherst, Glomerata, Auburn, 

Coniellian, Cornell, Differentia^ Case, 

Garnet, Union, Cincinnatian, Cincinnati, 

Columbian, Columbia, Mirage, De Pauw, 

Ofiofidagan, Syracuse, Gale, Knox, 

Spectrum, Gettysburg, Badger, Wisconsin, 

/Caldron, Allegheny, Ole Miss, Mississippi, 

Microcosm, Dickinson, Jambalaya , Tulane. 

The '02 Spectrum has had almost as many diflBculties in 
making its appearance as The Scroll has experienced and 
comes out in September, four months behind time. The 
frontispiece is a handsome bit of work in the Gettysburg 
colors. Bro. Bickel is illustrator of the volume, Bro. Long 
is associate business manager, and Bro. Robenolt is editor- 
in-chief, our second in nine years. Portraits and sketches 
are given of six men who have endowed professorships, and 
of Col. Brua, who left the money to build Brua chapel. 
Bro. H. H. Weber is on the board of trustees. President 
McKnight is a 4> K ^. The class presidents are all non- 
fraternity men, except the sophomore, who is a 4> r A. Bro. 
Floto is vice-president of '03. The enrollment by classes is: 
seniors, oO ; juniors, 40 ; sophomores, 40 ; freshmen, 64 ; 
theologues, 45 ; preps, 82 — total, 321. The fraternity en- 
rollment of undergraduate, resident alumni and faculty 
members is: 4> K 4^, 8 (no juniors)-6-2; 4>r A, 17 (no fresh- 
men)-9-:3; 2 X, 9-11-2; 4» A 0, 17-4-0; A T «, 12 (one 
prep)-2-0; 2 A E, 11-2-0. These figures speak eloquently 
for the rushing value of the new house of 4> A 0, who has 
7 freshmen and 4 sophomores, the other fraternities having 
each from five to seven men in the two low^er classes com- 
bined. The Pen and Sword society, which promotes the 
best interests of the college, has as members Bros. Robenolt 
and Keller (delegate to Columbus and Louisville). There 
are 9 Phis in the Y. M. C. A., which has 115 members. 
There are 4 Phis in one literary society, Bro. Hay being 


secretary, and H in the other. There are •*> Phis on the glee 
and instrumental clubs. The leaders belong to * K >^ and 
4> r A. Bro. Robenolt is business manager of the Gettys- 
biirgian, Bro. Hay being assistant editor. A ^ X is editor- 
in-chief. The business manager of the Spectrum is an A T 12. 
Two of the four editors of the Y. M. C. A. students' hand- 
book were Phis. Bro. Keller was president of the athletic 
association; Bro. Heintzelraan, treasurer. Bro. Bickel was 
on the track team and Bro. Singmaster on the eleven. The 
freshman eleven had three Phis. Bro. Floto was on the 
nine, the captain being a 2 A E. Bro. Floto was assistant 
manager for 1901 and captain of the sophomore nine. Phis 
played to the last round in the college championship teams* 
matches, and the inter-fraternity tennis championship was 
won by Bros. Carver and Huber. A prominent feature of 
each Spectrum is its alumni department. The officers and 
members of all alumni clubs are given; a record of the at- 
tendance at each session and of the number of graduates in 
each class; an obituary record for 1900-01; a summary of 
the 1,170 alumni, by occupations. Of the 581 clergymen 
graduated, 540 are Lutherans. Gettysburg had 207 grad- 
uates in the civil war; has graduated SO sons of alumni; has 
sent out 17 college presidents, 5 members of congress, 9 
missionaries. Many of the alumni contribute reminiscences, 
some of them being of the battle of Gettysburg. Others are 
by Bros. Troxell, '80, Weber, '82, and Lantz, '94. Bros. 
Markel and Carver were commencement speakers in 1900. 
Bros. Robenolt and Heintzelman took honors in special lines. 
The 1901 Jamba/ava was printed in Chicago and is ded- 
icated to Tulane's president. Dr. E. A. Alderman, a gradu- 
ate in 188*2 of the University of North Carolina, of which 
he was president from 1890 to 19(X). He is a ^ K 2, and 
the Tulane chapter of that fraternity, established in 1893 
but dead since 1899, was revived soon after his inaugura- 
tion. 4> A is represented on the Tulane faculty by Bros. 
L. W. Wilkinson, H. P. Jones, M. Souchon, J. B. Guthrie 
and H. B. Gessner. The illustrations in this volume of 
Jambalaya, particularly those of the new and prospective 
university buildings, are from the university album, prepared 
by the alumni association for distribution among the alumni 
and the high schools and academies of the state. The 
alumni have also established annual celebrations of Tulane 
night and Founder's day. Last year 19 seniors were en- 
rolled in the academic department, ten of whom were 
Greeks. The president was a 2 A E. The 'U juniors (13 


Greeks) had K A and 2 X presidents. Bro. Van Ingen was 
vice-president. The 42 sophomores (21 Greeks) had * K 2 
and 2 A E presidents. The 66 freshmen (29 Greeks) had 
ATA and A T O presidents. There were 39 special students 
(8 Greeks). Along with the M. E. and other scientific 
courses we notice those in sugar engineering and sugar 
chemistry. The technical students in practically all the 
classes outnumber those in the college of arts and sciences. 

* A has no seniors or sophomores in the academic depart- 
ment, but enrolls 4 juniors and 4 freshmen. Of the 10 
Phis in the professional departments about half are affiliates. 
Three sororities flourish in Newcomb, the co-ordinate wom- 
en's department. They are n B 4», X O and A O n, the last 
named having been founded at Barnard (Columbia) and 
having a third chapter at New York University. There 
were 160 medical seniors (17 Greeks), whose president was 
a K 2; 13 juniors (2 Greeks), whose president was a 2 A E; 
98 sophomores (28 Greeks), whose president was a 2 X; 77 
freshmen (16 Greeks). The class of 1901 would seem to 
be the last under the three-year course. There is a phar- 
macy department. There are 76 law students (23 Greeks). 
Statistics show, therefore, that although Tulane has a large 
number of fraternities, the standard of membership must 
still be high. The enrollment of academic, law, medical 
and faculty members follows: K A, 10-7-12-3; 2 X, 14-1- 
4-0; ATO, 10-1-7-2; 4» A 0, 8-4-6-.'); ATA, 9-1-0-0; K 2, 
4-5-1.J-2: 2 AE, 13-1-17-2; A K E, 7-0-3-0; 4>K 2, 10-1- 
2-2. The members of © N E are divided about equally be- 
tween A T O and 2 X. A new literary society, the Forum, 
has appeared as the rival of the old Glendy Burke society. 
Bro. Fortier belongs to the former and Bros. Gilniore and 
Van Ingen to the latter, Bro. Gilmore being vice-presidetit. 

♦ K 2 held the presidency of each society and won the med- 
als in debate and oratory. The Carnot medal, given by 
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was won by a non-fraternity law 
student. Tulane defeated Texas in debate. The French 
circle (rival of the Greek circle) has six Phi members, Bro. 
Thibaut being treasurer. The editor-in-chief oi Jambalaya 
is a 2 X; the business manager, a ^ K 2. Bro. Gilmore 
represents ^ A 0. Bro. Lewis is on the Magazine board, 
which is led by A T ft and K A. Bro. Van Ingen is on the 
Olive and Blue staff, of which a 2 A E is business manager. 
A 2 X is football captain and baseball manager. The eleven 
had a K A manager, and won all games by clean scores. 
Bros. Upton and Mangum were members. The nine won 

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two series and tied two. Bros. Mangum, Gilmore and Van 
Ingen (secretary and treasurer) are in the tennis club. The 
illustrations in this year's Jambalaya are worthy of special 

The '02 Onondagan comes to us with the name of each 
Syracuse Phi carefully marked, and its review is a much 
easier task than when the reviewer must carry in mind the 
names of a chapter of thirty men. Bro. J. M. Scrafford has 
won himself much credit with his excellent illustrations ior 
this volume. It is dedicated to one of Syracuse's chief 
benefactors, Lyman C. Smith, of Smith-Premier typewriter 
fame. The sketch of the preceding year mentions with 
regret the departure of Dean A. E. Leonard, Ohio^ '88, to 
become president of Michigan State Normal College, at 
Ypsilanti. Bro. T. C. Hopkins, De Pauw, '87, is a new 
member of the faculty, on which we still find Bros. H. O. 
Sibley and A. E. Larkin. The new dean is a A Y. The 
130 juniors have their pictures arranged to form *S. U.' on 
each pair of pages. The fraternities enroll undergraduate, 
faculty and resident alumni members as follows : A K E, 
28-18-82; AY, 34-l()-."')4; ^ Y, 82-8-61; 4» K ^I'. 31-5-37; 
* A 0, 34-3-24; B n, 86 -7-21. N 2 N (medical) has two 
Phi members, and A X (law) has four. Z 4> is a medical 
sorority. A 2 * is another local sorority. There are four 
stray members of A A 4>, two of 2 *, one each of * K 2 and 
A T n. Class societies flourish. K A (senior) has two 
resident Phi alumni; H II Y is the senior sorority; © N E 
has two senior and five junior Phi members; BAB (fresh- 
man, with chapters at Colgate, N. Y. U., R. P. I., Lafay- 
ette and Wooster) has two Phis in '01, two in '02, five in '03; 
Corpse and Coffin (junior) has seven Phis. There are two 
Phis on the glee club, one on the mandolin club and one 
on the band. Bro. vScrafford was editor-in-chief of the '02 
Onondagan, and Bro. Edson is editor- in chief of the coming 
issue. Two Phis are on the Weekly board and one on the 
Herald staff. Bro. Gregory was on the athletic committee, 
and Bro. Scrafford on the track team sent to Paris in 1900 
(he holds the Syracuse record for the running high jump). 
Bro. Lane was on the eleven and Bro. House on the nine. 
Bro. Low^ was president of the baseball association. Five 
Phis w^ore the 'S.' Bro. Stansel was basketball manager 
and Bros. Twombly and Gannett (assistant manager) were 
members of the team. Syracuse defeated Cornell and St. 
Lawrence. One of the literary societies is named for Bro. 
Albert Leonard. There are three Phis on the fencing club. 


Syracuse has an alumni association of the preparatory fra- 
ternity, *. It was founded at the Utica Free Academy 
in 1882 and has 20 chapters. There are three Phis in the 
Y. M. C. A. A clever story in the literary department tells 
of the efforts of a chapter to discover its stolen charter. In 
the lists of resident alumni of each fraternity, street num- 
bers are given for all. 4> r A entered Syracuse in 1901. 

The board of editors of the '02 Ariel is made up of mem- 
bers of K 2, 2 N and A 4^ (local). A A A A represents the 
co-eds. Since the advent of S N in 1898 and the organiza- 
tion of A 2 (unsuccessful applicant to B 11) in 1900, the 
number of non-fraternity men at Vermont has been consid- 
erably reduced, there being but nine of them in '01 and ten 
in '02. The fraternities enroll active and resident alumni 
members as follows : A I (local), 16-21; :S 4», 11-25; A 4^ 
(local), 22-27; * A 0, 27-lo; A T n, 19-9; K 2, 29-0; 2 N, 
24-2; A 2 (local), 23. Besides these there are the sorori- 
ties, K A 0, A A A and n B *, and the medical societies, A M 
(local), <t> 4^, A K K and N E. 2 * is an interesting rival 
in that her colors, like ours, are light blue and white; that 
four of her eight chapters are in New York ; that she is ante- 
dated only by northern K A and will on March 4, 1902, cel- 
ebrate her seventy-fifth anniversary; that she has established 
110 new chapter since 1890, when Cornell was entered; that 
her Vermont chapter is the only one which does not own a 
house. In fact, 4> A is still the only fraternity at Ver- 
mont that even rents a chapter house. President Buckham 
of the university is a 2 4>. Bros. Doten, '95, and Howe, 
'98, represent 4> A on the faculty. The president of '01 is 
a K 2; of *02, a 4» A 0; of '04, a 2 N. Of the 22 medical sen- 
iors all but three are Greeks; of the 36 juniors all but eight; 
of the 41 sophomores, all but ten. Of the 53 co-eds, all but 
eleven are Greeks. Among the members of <t> B K from 
'00 is Bro. R. E. Beebe. Bro. Perry, delegate to Louisville, 
is a captain in the battalion, the major being a K 2. Bro. 
Goodwin is on the glee club, whose leader is a 2 4>. Bro. 
UfFord is on the staff of the Cynic, whose editor-in-chief is 
a 2 N. Bro. Ufford is Y. M. C. A. president, and he and 
Bro. Robbins were two of the four delegates to Northfield. 
There are six Phis on the dramatic club, whose president is 
a 2 N, and four in the cotillion club, whose president is a A I. 
Bros. Harvey and Perry are two of the four members of the 
athletic advisory board, Bro. Perry being secretary of the 
association. Bro. Harvey was assistant manager of the nine, 
an A T O being manager. Bros. Goodwin and Brooks cap- 


tamed the '02 and '03 nines, respectively. Bro. Morse was 
football captain, playing right end. With Bro. Orton at 
right tackle, Bro. Parker at right guard and Bro. Day at 
right half, * A was certainly on the right side on the grid- 
iron. Vermont tied Dartmouth in 1900. The faculty has 
for sixteen years given a cup to the winner of the sopho- 
more-freshman football game. The sophomores have won 
it every year except one. Bro. Orton captained the fresh- 
man eleven in 1900. Formerly these games were played by 
teams consisting of all the members of each class. Bro. Peck 
was manager and a member of the basketball team. The 
tennis champion was a A X. Vermont tied Dartmouth at 
tennis. Bros. Robbins and Peck were on the '03-'02 prize 
speaking, the winner being a A 4^. Bro. Beebe was a com- 
mencement speaker and on the honor list. Bro. Cunning- 
ham took two of the three entrance examination prizes. Bro. 
Morse spoke at the athletic banquet. Bro. Gould was on 
the senior and Bro. Munson on the junior prom, committee. 
There were many Phis on similar committees and on toast 
lists. The building of a gymnasium is announced. Many 
kodaks of typical scenes of college life are given. The reg- 
ulation coat-of-arms plate is not used with the * A chapter 
list; instead of it is the seal cut introduced some years ago 
by Dreka, which is now both incorrect and too fanciful. At 
Vermont, as at Union and other places, we have the order 
of Buffaloes. 

The '02 Microcosm is late, as a result of the fact that the 
editorial and managing boards belonged to different factions. 
It is dedicated to Bro. W. W. Landis, '91, professor of 
mathematics and astronomy. Bro. D. M. Hoffman repre- 
sents * A on the managing board. As usual, the history 
of the college is summarized, and statistics of the 4,026 
alumni given. Dickinson has furnished 30 college presi- 
dents and o4 members of congress (10 senators). The 
president of '01 is a 4> K ^I', Bro. Loose being secretary; of 
'02, a 2 A E; of '04, a B n. Bro. Everheart is vice-presi- 
dent of '03. The fraternities enroll undergraduate, faculty 
and resident alumni members as follows: B II, 18 (1 law)- 
e5-2; * A 0, 20-3-1 : <!> K :^, 20 (1 law)-7-G; * K ^I', 15-3-7; 
2 X, 17 (3 laws)-0-12; 2 A E, 16 (3 laws)-2-3. N E 
has the usual patch- work chapter roll. Her membership is 
mostly in the law school and is drawn solely from * K ^ in 
the college proper. 4> A U and O, ^ are two local sororities. 
* A has members in each of the class fraternities— two 
out of seven in Raven's Claw, two out of five in 4^ A, and 


one out of six in^O A I. Bro. Kline is secretary of the 
Comus club. In the Belles-Letters literary society there 
are three Phis; in Union- Philosophical, five. This is not 
so many as in former years. The Y. M. C. A. claims 8 
Phis. Bro. Raab leads the mandolin club, and there are 3 
Phis on the jilee club. The sophomore band, with o Phis, 
has a picture and an itinerary for 1900-01: *First trip — to 
the photographer's; second trip — back to the college.' 
There were two Phi speakers at the freshman oratorical 
contest, and one at the junior. Bro. Sterrett was prophet 
on class day, and Bro. Gorden was a debater at the 112th 
anniversary of the Union- Philosophical society. Bro. 
Presby was on the winning side in the inter- society debate, 
and led the Dickinson team that defeated State College in 
debate. He was also on the Dickinsonian board. He and 
Bro. Loose, already mentioned, were at the Louisville con- 
vention. Bro. H. M. Stephens, '92, was on the athletic 
advisory board, he and Bros. Landis and H. F. Whiting, 
'89, being our faculty members. The law department fur- 
nishes a large proportion of the members of the baseball 
team. Bro. Shiffer was on the eleven, which defeated 
Swarthmore, Haverford, State, Gettysburg and Franklin 
and Marshall. Bro. Appleman was on the track team and 
Bro. Everheart on the relay team. Bro. R. Y. Stuart was 
basketball manager. A new kind of roast is a file of letters 
from a teacher's agency, written to recommend certain 
members of the faculty. There are two Phis in A X, the 
law fraternity. Practically all the law school members of 
N E belong to A X. A page is devoted to the memory of 
Bro. John Wynn, '02, who died September 22, 1900. 

The 1901 Cindnnatian , edited by seniors and juniors, says 
it *was written by the students for the students, and to the 
students it is dedicated.' It is one of the wise few that pro- 
vide a table of contents. A fine picture is given of the new 
Yan Wormer library 4> A is represented on the faculty 
by Bro. H. T. Cory, dean of the engineering school, and 
Dr. F. H. Southgate. The university club, formed to 
further the general interests of the university, has Bro. 
Parker H. Fillmore as our representative. On the glee club 
are Bros. Durr, Keller and Vos. Bro. Schroetter is accom- 
panist. The president is a 2 X. Bros. vSchroetter, Schlem- 
mer and Durr are on the mandolin club. The university 
supports a settlement in the city. Bro. Fillmore is senior 
editor-in-chief of this volume of the Cincimiatiau ^ the busi- 
ness managers belonging to 2 X and B 11. The president 


ot theY. M. C. A. is a 2 X, who is also president of the 
debating club. This club draws three members each from 
2 X and B IT. Bro. Fillmore is a leading member of the 
comedy club. The fraternities enroll undergraduate and 
faculty members as follows: 2 X, 18-2; 5 A E, 20-2; B © n, 
13-9; 4> A 0, 12-2. These fraternities have alumni mem- 
bers enrolled in the professional schools as follows: 2 X, 5 
(medical); 2 A E, 2 (law); B H, 9 (8 medical, G law); 
<t> A 0, 6 (8 medical, 8 lawj. 2 5 is a class society composed 
of Betas and Sigma Chis. The local sorority, V. C. P., has 
the white carnation as its flower. F B is another local soror- 
ity and rival of A A A. Bro. Perin is a N 2 N. The rhymes 
of 'spotless town' are utilized in the sketches that precede 
each list of class officers. The junior president is a 5 Xand 
the sophomore a 2 A E. Bro. Fillmore is treasurer of '01. 
Bro. Schlemmer has won a *C' at football, and Bro. Gores 
is on the athletic council, but on last year's athletic teams 
there were no Phis. In the literary department are paro- 
dies on the prologue to Canterbury Tales and on Mothei 
Goose's rhymes, sundry fairy tales and Omar Khayyam. 
In fact, the whole of the literary department, rhymes, sto- 
ries and roasts, is arranged in imitation of the Canterbury 
Tales, woven together by conversations among the characters 
described in the prologue. The literary department, as a 
whole, along with its illustrations, has much more original- 
ity in treatment of its subject than one finds in the average 
annual. Bro. Fillmore, editor-in chief, is evidently held in 
high esteem by his classmates and schoolmates. 

We all know that this year is the hundredth since Daniel 
Webster's graduation at Dartmouth. The centennial cele- 
bration last fall has already been described in letters to Thk 
Scroll. The Mairazine, of which Bro. Banning, '02, is 
editor-in-chief, had for the frontispiece of the October num- 
ber a striking portrait of Webster in black, white and red, 
and the '02 ^-Egis, of which Bro. Banning is an associate 
editor, has for its frontispiece a photograph of the god-like 
Daniel pendent on a page of thick, soft, dark gray paper. 
The editor-in-chief is a K K K, the business manager a * K ^. 
President Tucker of the college is a ^ Y. A number of the 
illustrations are by Bro. Banning, notably those that precede 
each class history. The fraternity lists are preceded by a 
drawing of cowled figures seated in a ruined court about a 
smoking tripod. The title is * secret societies.* The fra- 
ternities enroll undergraduate, resident alumni and faculty 
members as follows: ^ Y, 81-1-10; K K K (local). 48-0-6; 


A A *, 43-4-i^ A K E. :^6-:^-6: e A X, 41)-0-4: * A e, 41- 
4-;>; B n, 33-2-1; 2 X, 32-2-2; * K ♦, 31-6-0; A A Q 
(local), 34-1-0. The last named society has applied twice, 
without success, to A Y for a charter. The Phis on the fac- 
ulty are Bros. W. C. Abbott, Wabash, '92. F. H. Dixon, 
Michigan, '90, and A. A. Bacon, Dartmouth, '99. ONE 
has her usual imperfect chapter roll. It would be safe to 
say that not a half-dozen members of that society could tell 
where all its living chapters are located. Bros. Thayer, 
McCarten and Lewers are members. Bros. Bond, Thayer 
and McCarten belong to the senior society, the Sphinx, and 
Bros. Hunter, Wood and Washburne form one- third of the 
membership of the Dragon. Bros. Rich, Salinger and Wash- 
burne belong to the Palaeopitus. Bro. Salinger was on the 
executive committee for commencement. Nine Phis re- 
ceived degrees, three of these having commencement ap- 
pointments. Among the wearers of the * D ' were Bros. 
Abbott, McCarten, Archibald, Lewers and Washburne, the 
last named being manager of the eleven. Bros. Washburne 
and Archibald were on the athletic council, there being but 
three other undergraduate members. Bros. Abbott and 
McCarten were on the nine. The inter-fraternity baseball 
championship was won by A K E. On the track team were 
Bros. Archibald, Rich, Rollins and Lewers. There were 
four Phis on the football squad. The basketball team won 
22 games and lost but 5. It defeated Harvard, 40-15, Cor- 
nell, 26-12, and Yale, 22-15. Bro. Abbott was captain for 
two years. Bro. Thayer is leader of the glee club and of 
the choir. Bros. Pierce and Bond are members of the in- 
strumental clubs. Bro. McMillan belonged to the band. 
Bro. Sanborn was on the dramatic club cast each year. Bro. 
McMillan is prominent in the Y. M. C. A. There were no 
Phi debaters. Dartmouth won from Williams and lost to 
Brown, whose team was led by Bro. Hall. Bro. Banning was 
an associate editor of the Magazine and is editor-in-chief this 
year. Bro. Bond was business manager last year, the Phis 
having two members of the board of five, two of the other 
three being non- fraternity men. Bros. W^iley and Wood 
were on the Dartmouth (weekly) board. There were three 
Phis on the press club. Bro. Rich was manager of the 
vaudeville show, in which Phis had four turns out of four- 
teen. Brown week in 19(X) resulted in a baseball victory 
for Dartmouth, and victories in debate, freshman baseball 
and track athletics for Brown. The junior promenade and 
sophomore cane rush occurred at the same time. Some ef- 


fective kodaks are given of celebrations of baseball victories 
over Brown. There is an imitation of Mr. Dooley. 

Bro. D. E. Griffith isour representative on this year's Gar- 
net board, the editor-in-chief being a 2 *, and the business 
manager an A A ^. President Raymond, of Union, is an 
A A^. Bro. Shelley, delegate to Louisville, was president of 
the senior class. There were two Phi officers on the junior 
class staff, the president being a ^ F A. The sophomore pres- 
ident was a K A and the freshman president one, also. The 
historians of two classes are Phis. The fraternities enroll 
undergraduates and resident alumni as follows: K A, 18-14; 
2 ^, 0-20; A ^. 4-19; 4^ Y. 14-35; A Y, 24-19; X 4^, 18-23; 
A A *, 18-21: B0n, 13-2o: ^ A 0, 15-17; ^ T A, 14-21. 
* 2 K and N 2 N flourish in the medical department. Bros. 
Shelley, Ludden and Barrett are members of N E, for 
whom a mutilated chapter list is given. Bro. Edwards is a 
member of ^ B K, and was one of the six commencement 
orators, receiving special honors in Greek and Latin. Bros. 
Brownell and Ripley also received special honors and Bro. 
Boorn was awarded a scholarship. Bros. Shelley and Grif- 
fith were wearers of the *U.' Bros. Griffith and Boorn were 
members of the track team. Bros. Griffith, *02, and Ber- 
gen, '95, hold records. Bro. Edwards w^as captain of the 
nine of 1900, of which Bro. Grout was second baseman. 
Union won the championship against Hobart, Rochester and 
Colgate, defeating Columbia and Williams, also. Bro. Wool- 
worth was assistant manager of the eleven. Union also won 
the league championship in football. There were five Phis 
on the class football teams. The captain of the eleven was 
a A *. Bro. Griffith took two firsts and a third, and Bros. 
Shelley and Boorn also won points in the meet with Roches- 
ter and Hobart, Bro. Griffith breaking the record in the low 
hurdles. Bro. Barrett was president of the Philomathean 
literary society, which was established in 1793. Bro. Wool- 
worth was treasurer and Bro. Hayes a prize debater in the 
same .society. Bro. Barrett was business manager and Bros. 
Hayes and Pickens editors of the Concordicnsis, The Phis 
were well represented in all the various clubs, committees 
and toast lists. Bro. Barrett was president of the musical 
association atid Bro. Shelley leader of the college choir, of 
which both were members. Bro. Barrett was on the glee 
club, and Bros. Barrett and Ripley in the dramatic club. A 
history of the Garnet shows that each fraternity is given the 
editor-in chief in turn. There is no such rule of succession 
regarding the business manager. Several of the juniors be- 


long to an organization called 'Finegan's band. ' We wonder 
if Bro. Woolworth carried the ritual of this order home with 
him from Louisville, as he was a member there. 

The Amherst Olio has as its editor-in-chief Bro. Wilmot 
V. Trevoy. An A A ^ is business manager. The Olio and 
the Columbian are now practically the only annuals received 
which are issued in the fall. Dartmouth published hers in 
the spring of 1901. The Olio is dedicated to Prof. Gros- 
venor, who is a member of * Y. An introductor>* sketch of 
him by Gen. Lew Wallace is given. The Phis on the fac- 
ulty are Bros. J. R. S. Sterrett, now at Cornell, and F. B. 
Loomis. President Harris is an A A ^. The president of 
the senior class is a X *, of the junior a A Y, of the sopho- 
more a X * and of the freshman a X 4^. The senior and 
junior histories are preceded by illustrations from Penrhyn 
Stanlaws. There are but four non-fraternity men in the 
senior class. The fraternities are preceded by a wash draw- 
ing of a witch with her snake, goat and cat. They enroll 
undergraduate and faculty members as follows: A A ^, 84- 
9; 4^ Y, 37-7; A K E, 34-4; A Y, 34-1; X 4^, 27; X *, 26-2; 
Ben, 31; A X, 23-3; * A 0, 34-2; ^ T A, 18-1; * K 4^, 
32-1. The Phis won four of the commencement prizes in 
1900 and were represented in the contests in oratory and 
declamation, as well as on the commencement stage and in 
the class day exercises. They continue their good record 
of having one or more representatives in each class elected 
to ^ B K. Bro. King was on the Student board, Bro. Marsh 
a member of the Williston club, of which Bro. Keedy w^as a 
member and vice-president. The president of the Y. M. C. 
A. was a X ^. Bros. Burke and Cadieux were on the glee 
club, and Bro. Ennever was on the mandolin club. Bro. 
Cadieux was manager of the college orchestra. Bro. Enn- 
ever was one of the four directors of track athletics, Bro. 
Klaer being captain of the team, of which Bros. Phillips and 
Wiggins were also members. Bro. Phillips broke a college 
record at the tri-collegiate meeting in 1900, making the pole 
vault at 10 feet, o inches. Bros. Gladwin and Klaer were 
on the relay team that ran against Bowdoin, the latter run- 
ning also against Williams. Bros. Wiggins and Marsh were 
on the basketball team of 1901. Bros. Favour and Couch 
were on the nine. A Y and 4^ Y played the only inter- fra- 
ternity game. Bro. Crary was a football director, the cap- 
tain of the team being a A X, and Bros. Wiggins and 
Phillips being members. Bro. Knnever was second in the 
gymnasium contest. Bro. Phillips won 18 points in the in- 


door athletic meet. Among the wearers of the * A* are Bros. 
Wiggins, Phillips, Couch and Favour. The college strong 
mau is a * K 4^. Bro. Favour made the second best record. 
The famous bronze statue, Sabrina, is now in the custody 
of '02, which will turn her over next spring to '04. 

The 1901 Glomerata has for its editor- in chief an A T fi, a 
2 N being business manager. Bro. S. H. Roberts is our rep- 
resentative on the board. The six commencement dances 
at Auburn consist of the four class dances, the commence- 
ment hop and the <I> A german. <l> A seems to be strongly 
attracted to the electrical and mechanical engineering courses, 
having eleven of her members enrolled therein to nine of 
all other fraternities combined . She has but one man among 
the pharmacy students and one among the civil engineers. 
The list of fraternities is led by * A 0. Instead of the reg- 
ular coat-ofarms plate the old fraternity flag plate designed 
by Wright has been used. The fraternities enroll under- 
graduate, resident and faculty members as follows: * A 0, 
28-2-1; ATft, 22-3-1; K A, 21-1-4; 2 A E, IT-M); 2 N, 
10_l_(); n K A, 18-0-1; K 2. 13. Our faculty member is 
Bro. C. L. Hare. There are two literary societies, no Phis 
being enrolled in either; K 2 has the largest membership. 
Two of the seven military medals were captured by Bro. 
Roberts, 2 A E taking two and A T 12 three. Bros. Peabody 
(delegate to Louisville) and Knslen are mentioned as con- 
tributors to the Glomerata^ the last named being an editor 
of the Orange and Blue, of which a n K A is editor-in-chief. 
Bro. Nisbet is a member of the athletic board, a II K A being 
president. Bro. Park was on the eleven, a non- fraternity 
man being captain. Auburn won all four of her games in 
1900 by large scores, defeating Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee 
and Nashville. The Phis were well represented in class 
football, managing the junior and freshman teams. Bros. 
Nisbet and Boyd were on the nine, of which a K A was cap- 
tain. Bros. Green and Nisbet were prominent in tennis! 
Bro. Roberts is captain of Co. A, the other three captains 
belonging to K A, n K A and A T O. Bro. Green is a first 
lieutenant. Bro. Roberts is vice president, Bro. Green sec- 
retary and Bro. Nisbet floor manager of the senior german 
club. The Phis had four officers of the junior german club, 
including the president, as well as president and leader of 
the freshman club and secretary of the sophomore club. 
Some excellent pictures of scenery in the neighborhood are 
given. There were ten co eds at Auburn last year. 

The Allegheny Kaldroyi is one of our regular visitors, and 


the editors present themselves in the time- honored group 
about a caldron suspended from three spears, stirring in 
some *hot shots.' The editor-in-chief is a * K 4^, the busi- 
ness manager a * F A. Bros Elliott and Motten (delegate 
to Louisville) represent <l> A 0. President Crawford of the 
faculty is a * K ♦. The Phis on the faculty are Bros. El- 
liott and Ross. The president of the senior class is a 2 X. 
Whence this 2 X comes is not clear. The seniors are pho- 
tographed in cap and gown. Fraternities enroll: * K 4^, 16 
(17 />/ urbe")\ *r A, 18 (22 iji urbe^\ 4» A 0, 15 (7 pledged); 
2 A E, 14 (5 preps); A T A, 5 (38 />/ urbe). But four Delta 
Tans appear in the chapter group. Photographs are given 
of the houses of * A 0, * T A and * K 4^. The * A house 
is of brick, on a corner lot, and is more roomy than the old 
one. The feminine N E, I PE, still flourishes, the faculty 
having disposed of 0NE. Bros. Elliott, Campbell and Mot- 
ten are members of thePhilo-Franklin literary society, Bros. 
Elliott and Motten having been president two terms each. 
There are six Phis in the Quill club, Bro. Masters being 
president. Prof. Elliott was one of the speakers at the an- 
nual Washington's birthday dinner. Bro. Bird is president 
of the Y. M. C. A., of which fourteen of the Phis are mem- 
bers. Bro. Bird is also secretary of the oratorical associa- 
tion. Bro. Allen is president of the inter collegiate oratorical 
association, which is composed of Bethany, Waynesburg, 
Westminster, Muskingum. Allegheny, Geneva and Thiel. 
Bro. Elliott won the preliminary contest in 1901, Bro. Mot- 
ten being also a contestant. Geneva won the inter- colle- 
giate. Bro. Masters is editor-in-chief of the Cavipus, of 
which a 2 A E is business manager. The Phis have three 
of the nine men on the board. Bro. Freeman is an editor of 
the Allegheny Literary Monthly. He is also a member of 
the college choir. Bro. Griffith was manager of the eleven, 
on which Bros. Wolstoncrof t , Rist, Douglass and Campbell 
played. The captain was a stray B IT. Prof. Ross was on 
the athletic advisory board. Bros. Lampe and Wolstoncrof t 
were on the basketball team, which lost but one game during 
the entire season, that being to an opponent afterward de- 
feated. The Yale team was defeated, 21-12. Bro. Turner 
was on the nine, which was captained by a non- fraternity 
man. Bro. Griffith was president of the tennis association, 
of whose 82 members 14 were Phis. Bro. Bird was toast- 
master of the Pan- Hellenic banquet. K A E is a musical 
sorority, a rival of A X Q. It was founded in 1901 and has 
chapters at Allegheny and Mount Union. Cuts are given 


of the new library and of the new proposed memorial chapel. 
Allegheny has recently received a charter of * B K. 

Case is a faithful friend. The Differentialha^ a A T A for 
editor-in-chief this year and a non-fraternity man for busi- 
ness manager. Both are members of T B 11, newly estab- 
lished at Case. None of the Case fraternities except T B n 
and N E has a representative on the board. Bro. Quarrie 
is president of '01 and Bro. Black of '02. The presidents of 
the two lower classes are non- fraternity men. The only fra- 
ternity men among the class officers are four Phis and one Z 4^, 
excepting, of course, the honorary fraternity of T B n. The 
fraternity lists are preceded by a cut of innocents falling into 
the jaws of a sea-serpent. Z 4^ is credited with 12 members, 
three of whom seem to be ex-students, one faculty member 
and bO/ratres in urbe. The local society, A K, has 12 un- 
dergraduate members and 49 alumni. ^ A © has 23 student 
members, three on the faculty and 61 resident alumni. 12 4^ 
(local) seems to have disappeared. N E has eight mem- 
bers, of whom two are members of Z ^ and two of A K, the 
rest being non fraternity men. A chapter roll of 37 is given, 
which is about as incomplete as these rolls usually are. The 
honorary engineering fraternity, T B n, was established at 
Case in May, 1000. It has taken three Phis from '01 and 
and one from '02. Bro. Braggins is president of the school 
senate, of which Bros. Ewing and Taft are also members. 
There are five Phis on the track team. In the annual meet 
with Western Reserve, * A took five firsts, two seconds 
and three thirds. Brother Quarrie, with 14 '^ points, was 
the best all-around athlete. Five Case records are held by 
Phis. Bro. Quarrie was captain of the eleven, of which 
Bros. Charlesworth, Selby and Anthony were also mem- 
bers. The manager was a Z 4^, There were three other 
Phis on the squad. Bro. Quarrie is honored with a portrait 
and biography, from which we learn that he was four years 
president of his class, captain of the track team for 1899 and 
1900, football captain in 1900, and a member of the nine, 
the eleven and the track team throughout his college course. 
Bro. Braggins was captain of the nine and Bro. Clyne man- 
ager. There were four Phis on the team. Bro. Amnion 
was gymnasium instructor. Bro. Anthony was on the glee 
club and Bros. Cowdrey and Karr on the mandolin club. 
Bro. Chandler led the banjo club. Bro. Ammon was chair- 
man of the junior hop committee and Bro. Quarrie one of 
the two speakers at the football banquet. 

The '02 Badger comes with a gilt top, undressed leather 


back and silk cloth cover. Its frontispiece is a portrait of 
Gov. LaFollette, one of the firm friends of Wisconsin Alpha. 
The volume is dedicated to Adam and Eve, 'the original pair 
who started the practice of co-education .... to seek higher 
branches they took to the trees, where the snake was the 
first to give apt information — that ophidian reptile, whose 
insinuations caused instant expulsion and 1oj?s of degrees.' 
The editor-in-chief of this year's Badger is a B0 n, and the 
business manager a A Y. A picture of the battleship Wis- 
consin, the * pride of the navy,' is accompanied by a descrip- 
tion and a laudatory poem. During the absence of Presi- 
dent Adams, who is a 4^ Y, Dean Birge is acting president. 
Some idea of the size of Wisconsin might be gained from the 
number of members of the faculty: another way of obtain- 
ing the same idea would be by learning that there are twelve 
janitors, one of whom has charge of two buildings. Among 
the fellowships we find one held by Bro. Fred A. Fish, 
Duchtel. The senior class presidents were members of B IT 
and <t K ^. In a university the size of Wisconsin the frater- 
nity element is necessarily considerably in the minority. In 
the senior class of the law department we find Bro. Fairchild, 
delegate to the Columbus convention, and Bro. Geilfiiss, 
delegate to Louisville. One of the presidents of the junior 
class is a B n, and of the freshman class a A Y. 4> A © 
heads the fraternity list and enrolls 31 members, besides five 
in the faculty and fourteen resident alumni. The Phi chap- 
ter list is preceded by a portrait of Wisconsin Alpha's mas- 
cot, the Honorable Peter Stirling, reposing on a cofhn lid. 
The other fraternities number undergraduate, faculty and 
resident members as follows: B n, 29-8-11; * K ^, 29- 
2-.'): X *, 27-2-13; 2 X, 18-2-2; AY, 34-10-S: ATA, 23- 
0-8; ^PA, 20-0-3; 0AX, 21-2-2; ^ Y, 2S-7-17: ^ P B, 17; 
K 2, 22-1. In * A * the Phis have six members, including 
all their men in the law department. Ten of the 23 mem- 
bers of the ATA chapter are law students; none of them 
belongs to * A ^, however. ^ P B is supposed to be after 
A A ^. T B n includes Bros. Swenson and Maurer among 
its faculty members. The editor-in-chief of the Daily Car- 
dinal is a A Y, the managing editor a B II, and the busi- 
ness manager is a K 2. Most of the other editors-in-chief 
are non-fraternity men. Bro. Wilcox took part in the dra- 
matic contest. The women's dramatic club, the Red Domino, 
has recently started a branch at Northwestern. Wisconsin 
is a member of the northern oratorical league, along with 
Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Oberlin, Chicago and 


Iowa. There are many debating aud literary societies, 
whose members are mostly non-fraternity men. Wisconsin 
lost in debate last year to Iowa and Georgetown. Bro. Ba- 
con was on the glee club, and Bros. I-^ohmiller and Ru.ssell 
on the mandolin club. Bro. Philip King was still baseball 
and football coach. Captain Chamberlain of the eleven was 
a B n. Wisconsin lost only to Minnesota, '')-(), defeating 
Beloit, Chicago and Illinois. The Wisconsin crew was sec- 
ond at the 1900 Pou^hkeepsie races, wheie their freshman 
crew was winner by three lengths. Captain Curtis of the 
nine was a A Y. He captained the eleven of 1901. Bro. 
Niles was assistant manager of tennis. The V. M. C. A. 
enrolled 253 student members. The women have a self- 
government board, composed of members of each sorority, 
representatives of the girls who live in town, the girls who 
board in town, and those who Ixjard at the university hall, 
in addition to three officers. A good story is contributed to 
the literary department by Bro. Pardee. The illustrations 
of this year's l) adorer are excellent. 

Ole Miss has a yellow and black title page this year. On 
the cover is a striking silhouette of a typical 'ole miss.' The 
annual was printed in Roanoke, Virginia. The editor in- 
chief is a 2 X; the business manager, a A T A. Bro. W. K. 
Bray represents * A 0. On the board of trustees we find 
Bro. Lr. M. Southworth and on the faculty Bro. W. O. Pruitt. 
Chancellor R. B. Fulton is a member of X 4^, which has twice 
had a chapter at Mississippi, dying the second time in 1895. 
There are two members of B n on the faculty but none at 
all among the students, so that we need not be surprised 
that the Beta convention last summer withdrew the charter 
of the Mississippi chapter. Following are the numbers for 
each chapter of undergraduate, resident alumni and faculty 
members: A K E, IS (l> law)-8-2; A 4^, 21 (:; law, 1 grad- 
uateH*>-2: * K ^I^, 11-1-0; 5X, 19-(>-(); 2AE, 12 (Olaw)- 
5-0; * A 0, 20 (:> law)-3-l; A T A, 10 (3 law)-0-l; K A, 
11 (.*> law )-l-l . The sororities are X li and T A (local ). 
There are two stray members of A T Q in the university, 
and in the faculty K2,<I>rA and <I>K2 are represented. 
The two last named once had chapters at Mississippi. Many 
views of local scenes come from the kodak club, of which 
Bro. Price, delegate to Loui.sville, is secretary and treasurer. 
There are four Phis in one of the literary societies and five 
in the law club. At the semi-centennial celebration in 1899 
Bro. Ray, now province president, had a part in each of the 
Shaksperean plays presented. The class enrollment in the 


literary department, excluding co-eds, and number of non- 
fraternity men follow: seniors, 13-6: juniors. 3*J-1U: sopho- 
mores, 52-10; freshmen, 49-24. Jn each of these classes 
the Barbarians had the president, vice-president, secretary 
and treasurer, except in '04, where Bro. Steen was vice- 
president. Bro. Henry was manager of the 03 nine and 
Bro. Hardy captain of the '04 nine. The senior law class 
had 22 members (17 Greeks, Barbarian president l Bro. 
Leathers was president of '02 law, which had 19 members 
(10 Greeks). The junior prom, committee had members 
from A ♦ (chairman), A T A, * K *, A K E and * A (Bro. 
Bray). Bro. D. L. Fair was on the symphony and glee 
club, of which a barbarian was leader. Bros. Fair and Price 
were on the Magazine staff, a A K E being editor-in-chief. 
The football and baseball captains were members of ATA. 
The track captain was a uon- fraternity man. The Barba- 
rian is not the vara avis at Mississippi that some fraternities 
not represented there would have him be. 

The 1901 Kinetoscope is 'tenderly' dedicated to *the stu- 
dents of Mercer University — the peer of any body, the 
pride of the institution, the hope of the state.' The editor- 
in-chief is a 2 A E, the business manager a K 2. * A is 
represented by Bros. Taylor and Stetson (delegate to Louis- 
ville). President Pollock, of the faculty, is a * A 0. The 
classes enroll total and non-fraternity members as follows: 
senior, 31-19; junior, 4.V27; sophomore, 70-47; freshman, 
70— ')3. The officers are, of course, all Barbarians. In the 
law class of 21 members, there are 8 Greeks, a 2 A E being 
president. Each fraternity enrolls undergraduate, resident 
alumni and faculty members as follows: 2 A E, 18 (1 law) 
-47-3; K A, 15 (31aws)-72-(>; 4» A 0, 18 (1 law)-81-2: K 2, 
lO-lo-O; A T n, r)-61-r); 2 N, 17 (3 laws)-lo-0. It will 
thus be seen that Macon is one of the strong Phi cities of 
the country. In perhaps no other city of the size have we 
so many alumni. The * A chapter-roll includes the name 
and address of each reporter, as in The Scroll directory. 
It will also be seen that the Barbarians are overwhelmingly 
in the majority at Mercer. They are grouped into four 
'clubs' and photographed thus for the Kinetoscope, The 
first four contests of the Georgia oratorical association have 
all been won by Mercer, the orator at the last one having 
been a 2 N. Bro. Stetson was for the second time manager 
of the nine, and Bro. Pate of the track team. Inter-colle- 
giate football is not played at Mercer. The president of 
the athletic association was a Barbarian. There were four 


Phis on the niue, Bro. Taylor being captain and Bro. Peek 
assistant manager. K A won the inter- fraternity tennis 
championship. Bro. Stetson was captain of the senior 
eleven, there being numerous class football and basketball 
teams, on which * A was well represented. At Mercer, 
as elsewhere throughout the south, a fraternity is called a 

The Knox Gale, as usual, is an artistic piece of work. 
The frontispiece in colors shows an old-style knight of the 
pen fleeing from an oncoming gale. This, the twelfth vol- 
ume, is dedicated to President McClelland. Bro. Heinly is 
editor-in-chief. Bro. Porter is also an editor. Portraits and 
biographies are given of the seven presidents whose terms 
of office reach from 1888 to 1000. Portraits and sketches 
follow for the present faculty, including Bros. Gale, Griffith 
and Beadle. Prof. Hurd, of the Latin chair, celebrated the 
oOth anniversary of his connection with the Knox faculty 
last year. There is much history and biography in general, 
making the Gale a valuable book to alumni of all classes. 
The sophomore president is a B0n; the others, Barbarians. 
There were 41 seniors (18 co-eds and 10 fraternity men). 
Bro. Pier was manager of the dramatic club, of which two 
Phis were members. The enrollment oi/ratres in collegio, in 
urbc and /;/ focultate, respectively, for each chapter follows: 
* A 0, 17-80-8; OTA, 0-14-1; B II, lO-lO-l; H B 4>, 
17-2.'); AAA, 12-24-1. This shows that Galesburg is an- 
other of the cities owned by * A 0. On the Gad Fly staff 
were Bros. Heinly and Potter (delegate to Louisville). Cuts 
are given of the covers of the dance programs of all the 
social events. Bro. Potter is president of the Gnothautii 
literary society, founded in 1840, of which five Phis are 
members. Bro. Pier represented Knox at the state orator- 
ical contest, which was won by Kureka. Bro. F. K. Ewing, 
^^y^, is president of the inter-state oratorical association, com- 
posed of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, 
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado, Bro. S. E. Dove, 
De Paua\ '01 , having been president last year. Knox claims 
to have won higher rank in this association than has any 
other institution. Bro. Porter is editor-in-chief of the Slu- 
dent. Bro. Potter was chairman of the lecture course com- 
mittee, of which Bro. Porter was a member. Bro. Shurtleff 
was on the team that defeated Beloit in debate. In the list 
of honors and prizes w^e find four that fall to Phis, and * A 
is still strong in the Pundit club. Bro. Ewing is Y. M. C. A. 
treasurer. Bro. Heinly is president of the Republican club 


and Bro. Shurtlcff vice-president of the Democratic club. 
Bro. Webster is in the band. Bros. Pier and Ewing were 
on the eleven and Bros. Porter and Potter on the nine, Bro. 
Porter being manager; so that four Phis wear the 'K.' Boat 
racing on the lake near Galesburg has been inaugurated by 
the co-eds of Knox. Bro. G. C. Gale, '93, is secretary of 
the alumni association. A snap-shot is given of President 
Roosevelt, as he was speaking at Knox in the campaign of 

The Mirage^ like the Ohio Wesleyan Bijou and the Se- 
wanee Cap • and Go-arfi , makes its appearance only in alter- 
nate years. Bro. Zora M. Smith is editor-in-chief of this 
volume, which is dedicated to five of De Pauw's sons who 
have been members of the United States senate: Senators 
McDonald, '43, Voorhees, '52, and Beveridge, '80, of Indi- 
ana; Harlan, '48, of Iowa; Booth, *49, of California. Mr. 
Beveridge is a A K E; the other four are claimed by B 11, 
who had the only chapter at De Pauw from 1845 to 1856. 
Senator Newton Booth was an uncle of Mr. Newton Booth 
Tarkington (a Purdue 2 X), whose * Monsieur Beaucaire' 
has won him such wide fame. Bro. I. P. Smith, delegate 
to Louisville, is the second Phi on the Mirage board. The 
business manager isa A Y. On the board of trustees we find 
Bro. G. F. Keiper. On the faculty are Bros. Stephenson, 
Walker and Mclntire. De Pauw has had eight presidents. 
Their portraits and biographies appear. President Gobin is 
the first alumnus president of De Pauw. He was president 
of Baker University, at Baldwin, Kansas, 1886-90, and is 
a B n. The words and music of the stirring university 
song are given. Each professor is 'illustrated and described,' 
and we find that three successive occupants of the chair of 
oratory have been Phis: J. H. Wilkerson, '89; A. R. Priest, 
'91; J. M. Walker, '94. Since the Mirage appeared Bro. 
Walker has resigned and been succeeded by Bro. Brum back, 
'94. De Pauw has won thirteen of the twenty-one contests 
held in Indiana since her chair of oratory was established, 
and has won oftener in the inter- state than any other in- 
stitution, except Knox College. The senior president is a 
A Y; the junior, a A T A; the sophomore and freshman, 
members of A K E. Of the 55 juniors there are 4 men and 
4 women who belong to no fraternity. All the sororities 
precede the fraternities. K A was founded at De Pauw 
and has 28 resident alumni and 81 active members; K K P 
has 18 and 28, respectively, and A 4>, 9 and 19. In the music 
school A X n and O M E flourish, iioth were founded at 


De Pauw. The former has nine chapters; the latter, one. 
The men's fraternities enroll active, resident alumni and 
faculty members as follows: B II, 13-6-2; * A 0, 15-8-3; 
A K E, 18-4-3; * r A, 10-9-1: * K 4^, 21-3-3; 2 X, 9-S-O; 
ATA, 11-5-0; A Y, 19-1-2; % N, 14. The preparatory de- 
partment boasts of K A 2. The feminine N E is r r n. 
* A still wisely keeps out of N E. Bro. Williams is on 
the Palladiuvi staff, the editor-in-chief being a A KE. The 
president of the oratorical association is a A Y. Bro. Z. M. 
Smith is secretary. Bro. Williams was on the debate team 
that won from Butler. The * Skulls' have 3 Phi members. 
Bro. Walker is speaker of the students' congress. Bro. 
Dove is vice-president of the athletic association, and four 
of the sixteen directors are Phis. The president is a A K E. 
Bro. Williams was on the eleven, a A Y being captain. 
There w^ere three Phis on the track team, and Bro. Will- 
iams was manager of the nine. The * fraternity mirror ' 
says that B IT spikes on her senators; A K E, on Hever- 
idge; * A 0, on Benjamin Harrison and Phis in the faculty; 
ATA, on the long lost past — and so on. The literary de- 
partment shows that the co-ed is a potent factor in De Pauw 
society. This volume of the Mirage is from The Hollenbeck 
Press, printer of The Scroll. 

In former years the fraternities at North Carolina issued 
the Helle7iia7i, Beginning with last year, the non-fraternity 
element, as represented in the literary societies, is combined 
with the Greeks in issuing a new annual, called Yackciy } 'ack. 
This volume was printed at Roanoke, Virginia. The new 
president of the university is Dr. Francis Preston Venable, 
formerly professor of chemistry, a A K E and graduate of 
Virginia. The officers of the classes of '01 and '02 are non- 
fraternity men. The sophomore president is a 2 A E and 
the treasurer a ^ A 0. The freshmen are not allowed to 
belong to fraternities. The non- fraternity men, who de- 
manded and received representation on the annual board, 
set forth their claims and achievements in a two-page sum- 
mary. The present governor of North Carolina is a non- 
fraternity graduate (his son is a Z ^I' undergraduate), and 
they name other distinguished alumni who are not Greeks. 
They claim control of the literary societies, a lion's share of 
the honors in debate and oratory and a fair record in ath- 
letics. In scholarship they admit a handicap, as but few 
of them come from the good preparatory schools. This dis- 
advantage they rise above in many cases by the junior year. 
In conclusion the writer says of the non-fraternity men: 


* They do not dance, not because they would not hke danc- 
ing, but because they do not know how. They do not wear 
dress suits, not because they would not look well in them, 
but because they have none. They do not go into society 
largely, not because they could not carry themselves with 
grace and ease, but because society does not send for them. 
They do not sport, not because they have no sporiiug blocd, 
but because they know by experience the worth of a dollar.' 
The seniors number fifty- one, of whom but eleven are Greeks. 
The editor-in-chief and one business manager of Yackety Yack 
are barbarians. One manager is a A K E. Among the 52 
juniors there are 20 Greeks; among the 90 sophomoies, 40 
fraternity men. There are 106 freshmen and 14 graduate 
students. The co eds number thirteen; as in all southern 
college annuals, their names, in the lists, are preceded by 

* Miss.* There are 78 law students, 88 medics and 82 phar- 
niacals. The fraternity enrollment of students, resident 
alumni and faculty members is as follows: A K E, 15 (2 
law, 1 medical)-l-2; B n, 8(1 law, 1 pharmacal)-l-l ; 
2 A E. 22(1 law)-0-2; Z 4^, 18-0,-2; AT«,10 (1 law, 1 phar- 
macal)-2-2; K A, 9 (2 law, 1 pharmacal)-0-2; O A 0, 7 (2 
graduate )-l-l; % N, 18; n K A, 6 (1 law, 5 medical). 
There are two members of K 2 left and one of 2 X; these 
fraternities have withdrawn their charters from North Car- 
olina. The literary societies, founded in 17^5, still flourish. 
North Carolina has won three debates with Georgia and 
lost two. Bro. Bernard was on the team that won from 
Vanderbilt in 1900. A *, which has now become * B K at 
Vanderbilt, claims Bro. Donnelly as a member. Bro. Smath- 
ers belongs to the german club and was on the commence- 
ment ball committee. Bro. London represents 4> A on the 
annual board. Bros. Smathers and Donnellv were on the 
eleven which defeated Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Georgia, 
tied Georgetown and Sewanee and lost to Virginia. Bros. 
Smathers and Donnelly were on the nine. 

The editor-in-chief of the '02 Colnvibiari is Bro. G. C. At- 
kins. The board of twelve editors is elected by the junior 
class, six from the college and six from the schools of applied 
science. The fraternities represented on this board were 

* A e, S X, * r A, Z 4^, A K E, A X and E. Four mem- 
bers were Barbarians. It is interesting to note that ten 
banking firms are among the advertisers, and of further in- 
terest to see that the annual was printed in Philadelphia. 
Among the officers of administration we find Bros. W. A. 
Keener, dean of the law faculty, F. A. Goetze, superintend- 


ent of buildings and grounds, and G. B. Germann, registrar 
of the university. Bro. C. J. Keyser is an instructor; Bro. 
G. A. Goodell, a tutor; Bro. M. A. Howe, curator of the 
herbarium; Bro. C. T. Terry, a lecturer; Bros. F. H. P. 
Hodgson and W. Timme, assistants. Bro. Biihler is presi- 
dent of the senior class in the college. Bro. Jackson is junior 
president, with Bro. Atkins as vice-president, the Phis hav- 
ing held two offices in this class the year before, also. Bro. 
G. E. Parish is historian of '02, science, having been presi- 
dent the year before. Bros. Tyler and Ashley are respect- 
ively president and vice-president of '04, science. This is a 
remarkable record in class offices for one fraternity in a 
university of Columbia's size. Bros. Jackson and Atkins 
were on the junior ball committee, the former having been 
on the class triumph committee the year before. Columbia's 
students in 1900 numbered 3032 (460 college, 398 law, 774 
medical, 489 applied science, o83 philosophy); the faculty, 
460. Every state in the union and 18 foreign countries 
were represented. The enrollment in 17o4 was 8; in 1786, 
39; in 1866, 759; in 1886, 4871. Bro. A. R. Allan is man- 
aging editor of the Moniingside, with Bro. Atkins as busi- 
ness manager, the latter being manager also oi Imaginary 
Lectures. Bro. R. C. Gaige was an editor of the Spectator. 
The fraternity lists could not, of course, include the names 
oi/ratres in iirhe, as these in the case of <^ A alone number 
over half a thousand. Elsewhere in this issue appear statis- 
tics of the total number of members, active, faculty and un- 
affiliated, of each fraternity in the last several years. We 
give simply the number of academic undergraduates for 
1901: AA*, 26; *Y,21; A*, 14; A*, 29; <I>r A, 22; <I>K 4^, 
18; A K E, 30; Z ^, 10; B © H, 22; © A X, 17; O A ©, 25; 
AY, 16; 2X, 31; 2 A E, 10; * 2 K, 10; ©3, 8. There are 
four sororities in Barnard College: K K r, K A ©, A OH, Z©n. 
Bro. Biihler belongs to the Philolexian literary society, and 
Bro. Atkins to the Barnard. Bro. Ernst (delegate to I^ouis- 
ville) was a member of the debating team which defeated 
Chicago. Bro. Ernst makes the team regularly each year 
and has a record like that of Bro. Morse at Harvard. He is 
president of the press club, of which Bro. Gaige is treasurer. 
Bro. Gaige is manager of the automobile club. Bros. Jack- 
son and Farish belong to ^ K B, which elects the most popu- 
lar students to membership. Hro. Huffaker was secretary 
of the southern club; Bro. Ernst, dramatic representative of 
the musical society. Bro. Biihler had the leading female part 
in the 'varsity show, in which three other Phis plaj-ed. Bro. 


Parsons was author of the 1901 show. Hro. Farish had the 
leading role in *02's sophomore show, with Bro. Ballard in 
a subordinate role. On the glee club were five Phis; on the 
mandolin club, two. Bros. Caldwell, Atkins and Ernst were 
winners in many track events and held several records, l^ro. 
Jackson was a member of the 'varsity crew (and has been 
elected captain for 1902, by the way). There were five 
Phis on the two freshman crews. Bro. Ballard was on the 
'02 nine. Bros. Allan and Biihler were captain and manager 
of the 'cycle team. Bros. Ernst and Ashley were iu the 
tennis tournament. Bro. Stillman was on the football squad. 
On the student board of representatives <^ A had the chair- 
man, secretary' and three out of eight members. Bro. Cald- 
well is one of the illustrators of the Coliunbian. 

The '02 Cornellian was priuted in Boston and is dedicated 
to Prof. H. Morse Stephens. The editor-in-chief is a A <^. 
The volume, as usual, is mechanically perfect and hand- 
somely illustrated with Ithacan views. President Schurman 
is not a fraternity man, being a graduate of the University 
of London. On the faculty are Bros. Bailey (editor of Coun- 
try Life in America)^ Durand and Kingsbury. Bro. Miller 
is first vice-president of '01 , the president being a A X (law). 
The co-eds are given the offices of second vice-president, as- 
sistant treasurer and corresponding secretary. The statis- 
tical summary shows 2,518 students (757 academic, 182 law, 
343 meiical) from 42 states and 17 foreign countries. The 
faculty numbers 377. The fraternities enroll active, resi- 
dent alumni and faculty members as follows: Z 4^, 21-2-5 
X 4», 21-1-4; K A, 19-5-3; A A 4», 28-10-5; 4) K ^, 22-.V6 
X ♦, 26-2-4; A Y. 29-:^-12; A K E; 27-5-12; A X. 24-2-3 

* A e. 38-0-3; B n, 32-2-10; ^ Y, 3G-4-13; A T Q, 25- 
1-5; OTA. 32-1-2; * A <I>, 14-7-4; 4> 2 K, 19-7-;>; A T A, 
26-3-3; 2 O, 20-5-3; 2 X. 24-0-2; AX, 25-:]-4; 2 A E, 
35-0-1; A *, 14-2-0; K 2, 35-4-0. Bro. Pellet belongs to 

* A *, and Bro. Kingsbury to N 2 N. Each chapter roll is 
preceded by a cut of the chapter house. K K r, K A 0, 
A r and A * have chapters, as have r A (agricultural), 4> A 2 
(medical), O Y <^ (medical) and the professional fraternities 
already named. To the senior society vSphinx Head belong 
Bros. Fay and Morrison. Bro. Powley was elected from '02. 
Bro. Powley was a member of Aleph Samech, and Bro. Fren- 
zel was elected from *03. Bro. Adams belonged to Rod and 
Bob. Bro. Adams was elected to 2 H. There were three 
Phis in the St. Louis club, Bro. White, delegate to Lonis- 
ville, being president. Like the Knox Gale, the Cornellian 


has kodaks of President Roosevelt addressing the students 
in the campaign of 1900. ' Bro. Morrison, who was also at 
Louisville, won the '86 memorial prize for speaking and was 
for the second year leader of the glee, banjo and mandolin 
clubs, of which Bro. Fay was president. There were three 
Phis on the glee club, one on the banjo club, two on the 
mandolin club. Five Phis were in the dramatic club. Bro. 
Povvley was chairman of the junior prom, committee, as Bro. 
Fay was the year before. Bro. Nell was on the sophomore 
coiillion committee and Bro. Walker was leader, as was Bro. 
Kugler in 19(X). Bro. Miller was on the senior ball com- 
mittee. Bro. Durand was faculty member of the navy board. 
As usual, there were two Phis on the freshman crew, with 
one strong substitute. Bro. Starbuck was for the second 
season football captain, giving <^ A three successive years 
of captaincy. Hro. Coffin was also on the squad. There 
were Phis on the '04 and '03 elevens. There is a full page 
illustration of Bro. Starbuck punting, with Bro. Coffin at 
his side. Bro. Kinsey was on the track team and elected 
captain for 1901. He has the record in the pole vault, at 
11 feet. liro. Zeller, '99, delegate to Columbus, holds the 
one mile walk record. There were five Phis in the Francis 
boat club. Reproductions are given of the first issue of 
each university publication. Bro. Nell is on iheDai/y Suh 
board. There are some good fables (after George Ade) in 
the literary department. Hugh Tii. Miller. 


It is with the utmost difficulty and the deepest regret that 
we think of Bro. John Andrew Mitchell, O/i/o, '03, as hav- 
ing joined the Chapter Grand. His large, robust physique 
of a little more than a year ago, when he was the center- on the Ohio University eleven, was broken down in the 
short period of a year. Toward the end of the season 
he contracted a severe cold, to which he gave but little 
thought, but which nevertheless clung to him through the 
entire winter term, being aggravated more or less in his 
practice for the opera which was put on during the term for 
the benefit of the athletic association, in which he took a 
leading part, and for the success of which he labored most 
diligently. In football he was a good center and was 
noted for the ease with which he pa.ssed the ball to the 
quarter. He decided to leave college in the spring, but his 
health did not improve, and he was finally compelled to 


give up all hopes of recovery. Altbocgr is jure=:s a»c 

friends had hope of pci>xxig=g 

sonth. be preferred to ie~ 

main at borne. All tbese 

hi^ies iar the better were 

blasted in his sodden death 

OD Wedoesdav. December 

4. 1901 , at tbe home of bis 

parents in Jefiersonville. 


Abont two weeks befoie 
his death he bad written a 
letter, sealed it and hand< 
ed it to his brother. Will ' 
Mitchell, also of Ohio 
Gamma, with the request 
that it be opened upon his 
death. The letter con- 
tained his wishes in regard 
to bis burial and his special 
reqaest that he be bnried 
by tbe ritoalistic ceremony 
of the fraternity. Conse- 
quently six Phis were se- 
lected from this chapter j. a. mitchkll. Ohio, «;. 
and sent to JeSersosvtlle 

to bear bis body to its last resting place aud perform the 
ceremony, on the afternoon of Friday, December (>. 

Bro. Mitchell was in his twentv-fifth year. He was the 
eldest son of Rev. W. H. Mitchell, a Methodist minister of 
the Ohio conference, and was graduated from the Piketon 
high school in the class of 'S-^. In ISi'7 he entered the 
Ohio Wesleyan University, where he remaiiied one year, 
leaving there to accept the superintendency of the public 
schools of Jobs, Ohio, which position he held with credit for 
two years. In the spring of ISitfl, after his schools had 
closed, he decided to enter the Ohio University, where his 
brother was already iu attendance. He became a Phi on 
April 14, 1900, and was very popular in both college and 
social circles. In him we have lost a true brother and a 
real friend, but as we give him up our comfort is that for 
him 'in ctrlo quits est. ' FLO^ n Iv Coi'i.TK.M'. 

wise one of the s 
young men of the 


Frank Martin, deputy auditor of state, who recently achieved 
still greater prominence in Indiana by his election to the 
wardensliip of the Indiana state prison, at Michigan City, 
in an active and enthusiastic member of * A 0, He is like- 

Although the prison board 
insisted on bis acceptance 
of the wardenship, he de- 
clined to take it, for the 
reason that be is a candi- 
date for the Republican 
nomination for auditor of 
state. Those who are in 
touch with the Republican 
political situation expect 
him to be nominated. 

Brother Martin is thirty 
years old. He was born at 
Lebanon, Boone countv, 
May -24, 1871. He is the 
son of Dr. T. H. Martin, 
of Lebanon, a prominent 
Republican and soldier of 
the civil war, having en- 
tered the army as a lieu- 
tenant and come out as 
captain of Co. E, of the 
12-^d Indiana. Young Martin, after having spent seven 
years on a farm with his grandfather, in Decatur county, 
was graduated from the Lebanon high school. He got his 
first training in public life in vacation time, in the Boone 
county auditor's office. For one year he owned and edited 
the Lebanon Reporter, and for a year taught school near 
Lebanon . 

He entered Franklin College in 1802, and was spiked by 
* A 0, into which he was initiated soon after entering the 
institution. He served on the state oratorical board every 
year of his college course, having been secretary of the state 
association in 185)4, In 1895 he was the representative of 
Franklin College in the state oratorical contest. In 1894 
he was a delegate to the national convention of 4> A 9 at 
Indianapolis. He founded the Franklin College paper, the 
Ciarion. and published the first Franklin College annual. 
His Republican proclivities manifested themselves while he 

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^vas a student, and he was chosen pfresicect of the college 
Republican club and served as its pre:>2drnt the three years 
that he was in school. Having completed the course in that 
time, he was graduated in June, ISHci. with the degree of 
Ph. B. 

The year before his graduation he was elected commanctrr 
of the Indiana division of the Sons of \'eterans acd was re- 
elected in 1895. He served as deputy auditor of Johnson 
county for a year, and then became settlement clerk in the 
state auditor's ofiBce, in the fall of lS9t>. He was made 
deputy auditor by Auditor W. H. Hart, the present incum- 
bent, in January, 1899, and has served ever since. 

He is known as one of the most able deputies the ofiBce 
ever had, and has the confidence of the governor and the 
high esteem of all the state officers. Since his appointment 
as deputy he has introduced methods into the office that 
have been highly successful. He is also ex -officio secretary 
to the state board of tax commissioners. 

Personally, Frank Martin is one of the most popular Re- 
publicans in Indiana. His appointment as warden of the 
state prison shows the confidence the governor and the prison 
board had in his ability to manage large affairs. He is a 
member of the Columbia club and the Marion club, at In- 
dianapolis, and is a Mason and a Knight of Pythias. His 
long experience in public affairs has peculiarly fitted him 
for the auditorship, and he is expected to draw strong sup- 
port from all parts of the state, particularly from college 
men, both alumni and undergraduates, who have political in- 
fluence in their respective communities. With all his other 
duties he has never lost sight of 4> A 0, being an active mem- 
ber of the Indianapolis alumni club and keeping in touch 
with the boys in his old chapter and in the fraternity at 
large. Thomas R. Shipp. 

Athens, Ohio, November 29-:)0, 1901. 

I know of no one portion of the fraternity machinery wherein 
there lies greater possibilities of benefit to the chapters than 
in the province convention, and to this opinion I think 
many converts were made at Athens. The convention was 
most interesting in every feature, and if the chapters will 
but faithfully put into practice the several suggestions and 
ideas which the different committees recommended in their 
reports, it will have been exceedingly profitable, as well. 
The members of Ohio Gamma have gained for them- 


selves an enviable reputation as hosts. The entire time of 
the local Phis was given up to labors in and for the conven- 
tion, and nothing which could in any way have promoted 
the dispatch of convention business or the comfort of the 
visitors was unnoticed. 

The preliminary feature was a smoker given Thursday 
evening by the active chapter in their hall. This has re- 
cently been refitted and refurnished throughout in a most 
comfortable and attractive manner and made an ideal place 
for holding the convention meetings. Business sessions 
were held morning and afternoon, Friday and Saturday, 
and as is usually the case, much more time could very prof- 
itably have been devoted to this feature of the meeting. In 
addition to the smoker, the following social features were 
provided: Friday evening was devoted to the convention 
dance, which was held in a converted church. Saturday 
afternoon the ladies of the IT B <^ sorority received at the 
home of Bro. Ellis, and the convention was brought to a 
most fitting close by the banquet, which was held at the 
Hotel Berry, Saturday evening. 

An incident which added greatly to the pleasure of the 
occasion was the presence of Bro. Alston Ellis, Miami, '67, 
the recently elected president of Ohio University. Bro. El- 
lis is a most enthusiastic Phi, and his selection as toastmas- 
ter at the banquet was a most happy one, for it was here, if 
not before, that his rare tact and charm of manner won for 
him the friendship and admiration of all. The position of 
Bro. Ellis at the head of the university is a source of great 
strength to the Ohio Gamma. 

The convention considered in detail every feature of 
chapter and fraternity life, especially the subject of chapter 
houses, to the consideration of which an entire afternoon 
was devoted. Internal improvement and the care of the 
alumni were also given the careful consideration their im- 
portance demands, and all in all, the two days were more 
than filled with pleasant and profitable incidents. 

The next province convention will be held with the mem- 
bers of Ohio Beta, at Delaware, Ohio, during Thanksgiving 
week of 1903. John B. Ballou. 


The appended table will serve to show the progress of the 
different fraternities and sororities at Columbia University 
during the past nine years. As far as numbers are con- 
cerned, the fraternities may be divided into increasing, sta- 
tionary and decreasing and grouped as follows: Increas- 



ing— O A e. A K E, A 4r, B e n. e A X and 2 X: stationar>*— 
A A *, * r A, A Y, * K 4r en, * 5 K: decreasing— 4^ Y, A *, 
Z ♦ and 2 A E. Practically all the sororities would fall un- 
der the stationary group. The figures do not represent 
active members, but the total number of members of a given 
fraternity at Columbia in a given year. The increase in 
general fraternity membership is seen to be from 32r> in 1893 
to 604 at the very end of 1901, with the rushing season but 
two-thirds over. The influx of Phis during the last few 
years is perhaps the most remarkable thing shown by the 
table. It is seen that there are as many Phis at Columbia 
as members of A *, * Y, 5 X, A T ft and © H combined, and 
26 more than our nearest rival in numbers — B IT. 

The local societies are * K B, Nacoms. Black Ring, Serra, 
Thirteen Bones and Morning Glories — all secret, with a mem- 
bership of about 105 men. N E runs a sub rosa chapter, 
but its membership is never known, although 27 symbols 
are announced in the '03 Columbian . 

Fraternity Membership at Coi.rMBrA Uxivkrsity. 













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A K E 












Z ^ 












B e n 












e AX 













A Til 


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« AG 
























2 X 


, ^ 

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S A E 


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*2 K 


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A X P 


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<t> A4> 


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Teach KRS* Coi 



K K r 














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Z e II 


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A 2 


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♦ Inactive. 

t Fraternity dead. 

? Membership unknown. 

326 a>0 342 376 384 455 522 594 604 :«r)l 
Bernard M. L. Ernst, Columbia, '99. 


Collected and Edited by Walter B. Palmer. 

Wisconsin Alpha of the * A ©, Madison, Wis., January 11, 
1858. — Mr. Jared Thompson, Jr., Dear Sir: I am informed 
by Mr. L. S. Clark, who initiated Mr. Owen, of Lawrence 
University, into our order of the <^ A 0, that he has received 
advice from him that yourself with one or two others had 
been initiated, and that you would establish a chapter at 
Apple ton. I am directed by our chapter to write to you to 
learn the names of the members who have been initiated at 
the Lawrence University, and the prospects for the institu- 
tion of a college of our order at your place, for the reason 
that a general catalogue of the order is about to be pub- 
lished, and it is desirable that it should be perfectly full and 
complete. I would be much obliged to you then for an 
early reply to this letter, containing the information de- 
sired, that I may forward it at once to the Indiana Alpha. 
What expense, or whether it will be any, to the individual 
members of the order, for the publication of the catalogue, 
I can not say, but will notify you as soon as I can. We 
hope that you may succeed in instituting a good and ef- 
ficient chapter at Appleton, and shall be glad to grant you 
a charter as soon as you apply for it. We .should be glad to 
do this in time to have it appear in the catalogue if you 
please to bring it about. The interests of the order now are 
in a very flourishing condition, and there is every prospect 
of our having one of the most wide-spread orders of the kind 
in the union. We are now establishing an Alpha chapter 
in Illinois, at the university situated at Evanston (ten miles 
from Chicago), through Mr. N. G. Iglehart, a formerly 
active member of the Wisconsin Alpha, and hope soon to in- 
stitute a Beta and perhaps a Gamma in that state. I re- 
main, Yours in the Bond, Wm. F. Vilas, secretary Wiscon- 
sin Alpha. 

State University, Madison, Wis., March 22, 1859. — Mr. 
Jared Thompson, Jr., Friend Thompson: I have often, 
since seeing you last summer thought of addressing you by 
letter, and of cultivating the acquaintance which, I may 
say, had just begun; and since you have became a brother in 
the Bond, I have felt more strongly that I ought to seek to 
exchange those civilities which are due to that relation. 
Hut I suppose that I have a failing common to a great por- 
tion of humanity, and that is a proclivity to procrastination, 
especially in the item of letter writing, and should not per- 


haps have felt so strongly the obligation to write to you at 
this time, were it not for the commission from the chapter 
of <1> A B, requiring me to write to all absent members of 
our chapter, and to Beta chapter, presenting the following 
considerations: The Indiana Alpha, which is now the head 
of the order, is taking measures for publishing the cata- 
logue of all members of the * A ©, and has written to the 
Alpha of each state, asking them to correspond wath the 
subordinate chapters, and obtain reports of the names of all 
the members, which are to be transmitted, r-s soon as possi- 
ble, to headquarters for the purpose above mentioned. In 
asking for this report, we are also obliged to ask for a con- 
tribution toward defraying the expenses of printing the 
catalogue, which we desire to send along with the sum 
which our chapter may raise, and with the reports of the 
members of our order in the state. The style of the cata- 
logue and its good appearance will depend upon the amount 
of funds that can be raised for that purpose, and hence it is 
left to each one to be as munificent as he pleases. Any sum 
which the Wisconsin Beta may raise for this purpose may 
be sent with the report to my address, and it will be trans- 
mitted to the Indiana Alpha for the purpose above speci- 
fied. We are desirous that the Wisconsin colleges may not 
be behind the rest in contributing to a means so conducive 
to the vigor, stability and grand purpose of the organiza- 
tion, and we are also anxious to report as soon as possible 
to headquarters the result of our endeavors in this particu- 
lar. I received a letter quite recently from Owen, which 
gave an encouraging report of the <^ A interests in Law- 
rence. Give my love to Gus, and tell him I shall write to 
him soon. Our legislators have adjourned and gone home, 
so the city will relapse into its usual quietude. Chancellor 
Barnard has not yet assumed the direction of affairs here, 
but is expected before the close of the term, which occurs 
on the 6th of April. We shall then have three weeks of 
vacation, and I shall spend it in Oak Creek. Yours in 
friendship and in the Bond, Leonard S. Clark, secretary 
* A 0. 

State University, Madison, Wis., May 11, ISf)!). — Mr. Jared 
Thompson, Jr., Friend Jared : I received yours of the 4th, yesterday moniing, with the accompanying charter and 
the inclosed contribution for the catalogue, $4, which w^as 
very acceptable and satisfactory to us ; and as our regular 
meeting took place last evening, our action with reference 
to the amendment of the charter was promptly made, in ac- 


cordance with your request. We have heard nothiug from 
headquarters lately with reference to the catalogue, aud 
have withheld our own report and advance of money until 
we could send the report of the Beta. I shall now write to 
the Indiana Alpha, sending the reports of the Alpha and 
Beta chapters, and about $Io, including the sum you sent. 
We have each contributed 50 cents, and as our absent mem- 
bers feel more flush, or perhaps desire to show their love and 
loyalty to 4> A 0, we have received larger sums from them, en- 
abling us to send quite a good sum for the purpose of publish- 
ing the catalogue. I do not know whether active measures 
have been taken toward printing it or not; should judge not, 
as all reports have not yet been received at headquarters ; 
hope it will be completed within an early period. We were 
much pleased and encouraged with the tone of your letter, 
and feel that the interests of * A are in good hands at Law- 
rence. All brothers send warm and hearty greetings to 
brothers of the Beta, and shall expect, if any of you can 
make it convenient to call at Madison after your commence- 
ment on your way home, that you will do so, and we will 
be delighted to see you, and to extend all the kindly offices 
in our power to make your stay pleasant and profitable. The 
senior class has a vacation from the 4th of July to commence- 
ment, 27th inst., and I shall expect to make a visit to Oak 
Creek at that time, and will surely make you a visit if you 
are at home. I have been informed officially that I shall be 
expected to deliver two orations on commencement day, one 
a Latin salutatory, the other an English oration. Samuel 
Fallows delivers the valedictory. The other places on the 
scheme have not been assigned. Give my best respects to 
Aug. Owen ; tell him that I am looking for a letter from 
him. Write to me often, Jared, and I shall take pleasure 
in responding. Yours in friendship and the Bond, Leonard 
vS. Clark. 

Your letter of the KUh gave me great satisfaction and plea- 
sure, and was read to the brothers of Alpha at our next 
meeting thereafter, and I need not say listened to apprecia- 
tively. We are much gratified at the expression of inter- 
est manifested in behalf of 4> A by the brothers of the 
Beta. I wrote to the secretary of Indiana Alpha sometime 
since, giving a report of 4> A in Wisconsin, and telling 
him that I would send all we had collected for the catalogue 
when I received a reply from him, but that reply has not 
yet been made, and so we have sent them no funds yet. In 
consequence of the retirement of Chancellor Lathrop, black 


flags were displayed, two consecutive mornings, upon the 
top of the university buildings, taken down of course as 
soon as discovered. Mr. Barnard, the chancellor-elect, 
arrived here last Thursday evening, and we have had a hol- 
iday vacation ever since. On Friday he was introduced to 
the students, and a collation was served on that occasion , at 
which many of the towns-people were present. His installa- 
tion will take place during commencement week, 2Gth of 
July. For the 4th of July, we will have an oration by J. B. 
Parkinson, a junior; declaration of independence read by E. 
O. Hand, senior. Your humble servant is engaged in an- 
other locality. Mr. Harrison C. Hobart has declined to 
address the societies at the close of the term, and we have 
written to Mr. McGuffey, of the University of Virginia, the 
author of the series of school readers with which we are all 
acquainted; think he will come. We hope to see some of 
you down here after your commencement, and if you can 
come, be a35sured of a welcome. — lyconard S. Clark, Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, to Jared Thompson, Jr., Lawrence 
University, June 4, 1850. 

State University, Madison, Wis., Feb. 22, I860.— Gentle- 
men of Wisconsin Beta : Are you dead or active ? Please 
let us know your condition, by inclosing your annual report, 
which should state the time of entry and departure of eve?y 
member. We have been requested to forward our report to 
headquarters, Bloomington, Ind., but we shall delay doing 
so until we receive yours, as we shall then be enabled to 
send a full report. When we have done this, they will ex- 
change reports with us, and we will communicate to you 
what may interest all those who have any care for the 4> A 
society. Write as soon as possible. Yours with impatience 
and in haste, Fred. T. Starkweather, president Wisconsin 

The Bond of Wisconsin Beta has the following signatures, 
with dates of initiation : J. Augustus Owen, Aug. 24, 1858; 
Jared Thompson. Jr., Oct. 12, 1S58 ; Albert Rollo Dyer, 
Jan. 12, 1859 ; D. Judson Jenne, Jan. 2(), 1859 ; Samuel 
Boyd, Nathan Paine and James P. Maxwell, Jan. 26, 1859 ; 
Norman Buck, May 3, 1859; Wm. E. DeRiemar, Oct. 1, 
1859 ; W. F. Yocum, Jan. 11, 18()0. Before the brief career 
of the chapter closed John E. Davies also was initiated. By 
some mistake, he is omitted from the 1804 catalogue. 



With over two-thirds of the college chapters of * A at 
least renting chapter houses, we may properly begin to in- 
sist more strongly upon the necessity of owning a house. 
Dartmouth, Williams, Amherst, Cornell, Gettysburg, Dick- 
inson, Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt, Sewanee, Wisconsin, 
California, Stanford and Washington State — thirteen of 
our chapters own the houses they occupy. The two 
named first were the last thus to attain distinction. 
Williams, through the earnest and prompt co-operation of 
her loyal alumni, was enabled last fall to purchase an excel- 
lent house in the best part of Williamstown. Dartmouth is 
putting the finishing touches on her handsome new home, 
and will doubtless give us a detailed description of it in the 
next issue of The Scroli.. It is as imperative that the 
chapters now renting or leasing houses buy lots and increase 
building funds, as it is that our homeless chapters at least 
rent a home. Indeed, a chapter that has bought a house is 
by no means removed from the path of progress. Saying 
nothing of the energy that must be expended between the 
first payment on the lot and the burning of the mortgage, 
we come to the question of improving or of outgrowing one's 
house. One of our strongest chapters is building an exten- 
sive addition to its already commodious home. Another is 
making ready to sell its house, preparatory to building 
one much larger and finer. If it were only to have some- 
thing to work for, something to keep the members united 
and active, its alumni loyal and interested, the chapter 
should have house plans intelligently formulated and con- 
stantly carried forward. No other work in which a whole 
chapter and its alumni can engage will yield such perma- 
nent results or appeal so powerfully to both the loyalty and 
the common sense of the oldest as well as the youngest 


It seems superfluous in this day to say that a house en- 
ables visiting alumni and Phis of other chapters to find and 
see its occupants at any time and under the most favorable 
circumstances: that it thus secures for its occupants the 
acquaintance and interest of scores who would not be reached 
otherwise; that it gives a chapter standing and dignity and 
added social influence in the college and the city: that it 
can be built and paid for by the smallest or the youngest 
chapter, and in the cities where real estate, labor, materials 
and taxes are highest, if only the matter is undertaken with 
patience and persistence and in a business-like way: that in 
it the individual and the chapter may live, if they wish, as 
economically as when scattered among dormitories, boarding 
houses or private residences. All these things are well 
known in most of our colleges, but in * A and other fra- 
ternities there are still chapters and alumni who cling to the 
baseless theories of disorder in the house, expense, lack of 
room for dancing, and other prejudices just hinted at. Even 
where college regulations forbid living in a fraternity house 
or where lots cost fabulous sums, houses to be used for 
meetings and other social purposes can be built, or money 
enough collected in time from active and alumni members 
to pay for a valuable piece of real estate. We have a dozen 
chapters today that are quietly carrying forward plans for 
buying or building. They are no more able to do this, and 
were no more able to enter a rented house when they did, 
than are more than a dozen of our homeless chapters today. 
With some, lack of a practical plan is offered as an excuse. 
Take one of the tested plans offered in our code. Write to 
Brothers Moore, W^ard or DeWitt, or to some of our suc- 
cessful chapters, for more detailed information and advice. 

The trustees of the University of Mississippi have forbid- 
den the fraternities there to initiate members during the re- 
mainder of this session, or during the session of L002-().'^>. 
The legislature of Arkansas last spring prohibited fraterni- 
ties in the state university, following the lead of the Univer- 
sity of South Carolina and Funnan University. With the 


large number of fraternity men along the alumni of Missis- 
sippi, it would seem unlikely that the order just mentioned 
can be kept long in force. The trustees should be com- 
pelled to rescind it promptly. Its enforcement will inevi- 
tably cripple the university and drive many of its best stu- 
dents to Tulane, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Alabama and even 
Millsaps. A campaign against fraternities has been waged 
in the press and before the trustees for some time, the non- 
fraternity men naturally doing most of the fighting. What 
the fraternity men of the state need to do is to let the trus- 
tees and legislators know that they are about as numerous 
as the Barbarians and vastly more influential politically 
when combined. If the charges of the non- fraternity cham- 
pions, that fraternity men combine and scheme to elect un- 
fit men from their ranks over capable non-fraternity men; 
that the Greeks ostracise socially every Barbarian; that fra- 
ternity membership necessarily implies neglect of study, 
dissipation, immorality and college disloyalty — if these 
charges were based on fact, the crusade were a just one. If 
such charges can be proven in certain cases, the whole fra- 
ternity system can not be thereby condemned. Every true 
fraternity man would regret such abuses, and every right- 
minded Greek must do all in his power to check such ten- 
dencies, such perversions. Religious and political move- 
ments are often perverted by thoughtless, scheming or fa- 
natical members to the worst ends. These facts argue no 
inherent vice in church organizations or in politics. If fra- 
ternity men are allowing misuse to be made of an excellent 
system that was not devised to acquire political power or 
undeserved honor of any kind, nor to afford a cloak for neg- 
ative or positive vices, the fraternities will have to pay the 
penalty for a time. The action of the institutions in South 
Carolina, Arkansas and Mississippi will not be widely imi- 
tated. We urge Mississippi Alpha, one of our most loyal 
and brilliant chapters, to organize her alumni at once, toco- 
operate with the other fraternities, to disprove effectually all 
false accusations, and if there be any just criticisms made, 
to acknowledge their justice and labor to remove any occa- 
sion for them in the future. 


It may be that the next issue of The Scroll will not ap- 
pear long enough before alumni day to enable us to speak a 
desired word in time. The officers or leading spirits in 
every club should plan at once the alumni day dinner. If 
informal affairs are more successful, eschew all formality. 
If no other Phi seems to be going to work, appoint yourself 
a committee of one; and then, when the dinner is held, see 
that the old reporter or the reporter- elect mails a letter to 
Thb Scroll on the next day, or write one yourself. If you 
have no alumni club, meet on alumni day and sign a peti- 
tion for a charter. The secretary of the general council 
will furnish the proper form. On March lo, 1902, Father 
Morrison will reach the ripe age of four-score, and at our 
celebrations we should not overlook that fact. A greeting 
should go from every gathering of the faithful to the grand 
old man of * A 0. 

The general council offers the following topic for discus- 
sion on alumni day: The Duty of Alumni Clubs to Assist 
Financially Neighboring College Chapters. It is hoped that 
this topic will be given a local application in each case. 

Some of our chapters are still deficient in freshman mem- 
bers. It is conceivable that in a class at a smaller college, 
the supply of desirable material may in certain years prove 
limited, especially in colleges where several fraternities have 
chapters. It is even possible that under such circumstances 
a little luck in the way of relationships and recommenda- 
tions may enable one or two chapters almost to monopolize 
the good freshmen. Even then, however, there will inevi- 
tably be one, two, three or more members of the entering 
class, who will prove in time to have all the moral, social 
and intellectual qualifications that could be asked. These 
men are there, they will develop, the most enterprising 
chapter will get them. Why should they not come into 
* A 0? Watch the freshmen. 

Our heroes in football have won laurels this last season as 
never before, and in our next issue we shall try to do them 


justice. But this is the season for winning prizes of even 
greater value. We hope to be able later on to chronicle 
many triumphs for our debaters, essayists and orators. If 
athletic training and achievements were the highest aim of 
college life, we should never have had the colleges. The 
well-trained debater is sure of wider success in after life 
than is the football star. When a man can be an athlete 
and a scholar, too, his honor should be double, but it is no 
honor to have won athletic distinction at the expense of 
scholarship. At some institutions fraternity men have neg- 
lected opportunities offered by literary societies and debat- 
ing clubs, until they have come to believe that it stamps a 
man as an uncouth Barbarian if he has made the debating 
team or won an oratorical medal. This is silly and crimi- 
nal. Go in for athletics and society, of course, but be first 
of all a good student, a good writer and a good speaker. 

The following resolutions were passed by the twenty- four 
representatives of the various college Greek- letter societies 
at a recent meeting in Chicago of the committee of the in- 
ternational Olympian games association : 

'Resolved, That we, the members of the various Greek- 
letter fraternities here present, pledge ourselves to present 
to the authorities of our respective fraternities, through the 
proper channels, the desirability of holding the conventions 
of 1904 at Chicago while the Olympian games are in progress, 
during the month of October of that year. 

'Resolved, That we, the members of the various Greek- 
letter fraternities here present, advise the executive commit- 
tee of the Olympian games of 1904 to invite each of the said 
fraternities to recommend for appointment two of its mem- 
bers officially to represent it and to act as members of a 
committee on the Olympian games fraternity affairs and 
matters of mutual interest pertaining to the games.' 


Chapter G)rrcspondcncc* 



In every department of college life Dartmouth this fall has had reason 
to be eratiOed. The incoming class is not only the largest in the his- 
tory <H the college, but is a valuable addition to the athletic and social 
interests of Dartmouth. The new college hall and commons have 
proved highly successful, and the handsome club rooms have brought 
the undergraduate body in closer touch than ever. The informal 
gatherings every evening and the occasional smoke talks have already 
become important features of the student life here. 

Dartmouth has just received a bequest of $500,000 from Mrs. Anne 
Wentworth, of Lowell, Mass. How this amount will be applied is not 
yet announced. 

Dartmouth's success on the gridiron this season has placed her next 
to Harvard and Yale among the colleges of New England. The sched- 
ule of eleven games resulted in ten victories, the only defeat being at 
the hands of Harvard, 12-27. Dartmouth had the satisfaction of scor- 
ing more points against the crimson than all of the latter's opponents 
put together, and of ending the season with a total of 201 points to her 
opponents* 47. The victories over Brown, Williams and Wesleyan were 
particularly satisfactory, and reflect great credit upon the coach, W. 
E. McCornack, '97. 

By a recent action of the New England inter-collegiate basketball 
league, Dartmouth has become a member and taken up Yale's sched- 
ule. The league consists of Harvard, Dartmouth, Williams, Amherst, 
Trinity and Holy Cross. As Dartmouth has ranked first among the 
eastern college teams, the past two years, the season is watched with 

As a result of the chinning season the chapter presents the follow- 
ing delegation. Its prominence may be attested by the attached rec- 
ords. C. Archibald, Brockton, Mass. — captain '05 polo team, member 
of executive committee Dartmouth club from '05; R. P. Balph, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. — class football team, basketball squad; H. B. Bass, Hyde 
Park, Mass. — college band and orchestra; W. D. Blatner, Albany, N. 
Y. — mandolin club and orchestra; H. G. Dennison, Rochester, N. H. 
— glee club, band and orchestra; W. P. Emery, Auburn, N. Y. — H. B. 
Loder, Hyde Park, Mass.; E. R. Musgrove — glee club; E. P. Noel, 
St. Louis, Mo.; E. S. Oakford, Peoria, 111.; J. D. Post, Hyde Park, 
Mass. — college band and orchestra. Bro. Porter, '05, who returns this 
year, ran on his class relay team, and several Phis won points in the 
series of cross country runs. 

Since our last letter Bro. Archibald, '02, has been elected president 
of the Dartmouth club. Bros. Colton, '08, and Smith, '04, were on 
the football squad. Bro. Terrien, '04, has won his track numerals, 
and Bro. Blanchard, '04, his football numerals. Bro. Decatur, '03, is 
one of the four Phis on the band . On the dramatic club, which this 
year presents the farce, 'The Adventures of Atwood,' written by an 
aodergraduate, the chapter is well represented. Bro. Sanborn, '02, 
assumes the leading female role for the third consecutive season. Bro. 


Scudder, '03, carries the second female role, and Bro. Col ton, '03, has 
a prominent part. 

New Hampshire Alpha was represented at the Alpha province con- 
vention by Bros. Hunter, '01, and Woodbridge, '04. Bro. Archibald, 
'02, attended the initiation banquet of our Amherst chapter, and Bro. 
Banning, '02, that of the University of Vermont chapter. Both re- 
turn with warm regards for our neighboring Phis. 

Our own initiation banquet was held December 13, at which the 
chapter was glad to welcome Bro. Welch, of Vermont, Bro. White, '97, 
of Brown, and several alumni. Bro. Abbott, '02, directed the post-pran- 
dial exercises, and the affair passed off more pleasantly than ever 

The completion of the chapter house has been so delayed by the 
builders that the rooms can not be occupied till after the Christmas 
vacation. When once the chapter is settled, however, all Phis must 
come to Hanover prepared to be taken in hand. 

Hanover, December 14, 1901. Kkndali. Banning. 


Although the university registrar has enrolled the largest freshman 
class in our history, there has been a scarcity of desirable literary and 
society men in '05, as is shown by the small proportion elected to fra- 
ternities. A I (local) has initiated 7; 2: *, 4; A ^I' (local), 4; A T U, (J; 
K S, 5; S N, o; A S (local), 5; * A 0, 5. It is with pleasure that Ver- 
mont Alpha introduces Bros. E. S. Billings, Stowe, Vt.; B. H. Maeck, 
Shelburne, Vt.; L. H. Newton, Walden, Vt.; N. A. Towne, Cady's 
Falls, Vt., and C. W. Ward, Moretown, Vt. In honor of these we 
held our regular initiation banquet on the evening of December 3. A 
number of the alumni were present, and a very enjoyable evening was 
passed by all. Bro. Banning was with us from Dartmouth, and 
brought greetings from New Hampshire Alpha. Bro. Patrick, '98, 
acted as toastmaster for the evening. 

Vermont's record on the gridiron this year has been, in the main, a 
very satisfactory one. Bros. Peck, '02, and Gray, '03, as managers of 
the team, arranged a very ambitious schedule for the season, but our 
team met defeat in only five games during the fall. Efficient man- 
agement, liberal support and hard playing have been characteristics 
of this year's football. * A 8 has been prominent in all these feat- 
ures. Handicapped at the opening of the year by the non-appearance 
of the coach, we were late in getting into good form, but during this 
time the team was strengthened and held together by the very efficient 
work of Bro. Morse, captain of last year's team, who has returned for 
a course in the medical department. Bros. Morse, right end; Parker, 
'03, left guard; Orton, '04, right guard; Pierce, '04, right tackle, and 
Newton, '05, left half, held their positions throughout the season. 
Bros. Welch, -02, and Adams, '03, also played in the Tufts game. 

The sophomore-freshman football game this year proved of excep- 
tional interest, not only to both classes concerned out also to all on 
the side-lines. The game was sharp and skillful; it resulted in a vic- 
tory for the freshmen, 12-0. Bros. Orton and Pierce played on the 
sophomore eleven; Bros. Newton, at full-back, and Towne, at tackle, 
did star work for the freshmen. 

Our members are represented as follows in the app>ointments to the 
student battalion: Bro. Rice, '02, is major; Bro. Adams, *03, ser- 
geant-major; Bro. Welch, '()2, first lieutenant and adjutant; Bro. Mun- 
son, '02, first lieutenant; and Bros. Farrington, '03, and Brooks, '03, 
first sergeants. 


Bro. Munson, '02, represented us as delegate to the Alpha province 
convention at Amherst College, October 31 to November 2. Bro. 
Welch, *02, visited New Hampshire Alpha at the time of their initia- 
tion banquet, December 12. He reported many good things concern- 
ing our brothers in Dartmouth. 

Among the honors falling to us recently are the following: Bro. 
Pierce, '04, has been elected captain of next year's football team. 
Bro. Smith, '03, is official photographer for the Ariel, Bro. Gray, '03, 
has been unanimously elected manager for the next football season. 
Bro. Harvey, '02, was chairman of the 'kake walk' committee this 
year. Bro. Peck, '02, has been elected vice-president of the cotillion 
club. Bro. Robbins, '03, is secretary and treasurer of the tennis asso- 
ciation. Bro. Farrington, '03, is on the executive committee of the 
debating club. G. E. Robbins. 

Burlington, December 31, 1901 . 


Plans are being made at Brown for a students' building after the plan 
of Houstou Hall, at Pennsylvania, and the Harvard Union. Mr. 
Olmstead, the Boston landscape gardener, has looked over the back 
campus to arrange for the site of this and of future buildings. Presi- 
dent Faunce has introduced the custom of appointing heads for the 
different dormitories. Bro. Holmes, '02, is head of University Hall. 

The fraternities at Brown have at last awakened to the imperfec- 
tions of the system by which they rush and pledge freshmen. An 
inter- fraternity conference has been held, and an attempt will be 
made to frame some system that may be better for fraternities and 
freshmen than the present headlong, cut-throat rush. The three so- 
cieties at Pembroke, the women's college, have entered upon an 
agreement not to pledge until well into the second term, and the 
working out of this experiment is being watched with great interest. 

Sice our last letter the class elections have been held; Bro. New- 
comb, '02, is on the class day committee; Bro. Peck, '02, is class 
prophet; Bro. Judah, '04, is on the sophomore ball committee. On the 
football team we were represented by Bros. Greene, '02, Cann, '03, 
Savage, '04, Abbott, '03, and Maclntyre, '04. At the inter-class track 
meet Bro. Greene won the high jump, the broad jump, the 100- 
yard dash, took third in the discus and ran on the victorious class re- 
lay team. Bro. Cottrell, '05, won the shot and discus and took second 
in the hammer. 

At the Alpha province convention we were represented by Bros. 
Knowlton, '02 (delegate), Burdick, '02, Cottrell, '05, Case, '05, Powell, 
'05. All report an excellent time, a better idea of the fraternity, and 
a debt owed by Alpha province to the Amherst chapter. 

Last term Rhode Island Alpha gave a small dance which was very 

rhe membership of the men's fraternities is as follows: A A *, 20; 
A*, 21;4'T, 16; BOH, 21 ; A K E, 25; Z ^I', 22; 6 A X, 17; AT, 27; X «J> 
llocali, 23; * A 8, 27; A T O, 23; ATA, 20; K 2, 25; * K (local), lU; n * 
(local), 20. Gi':oRGE Blrdick. 

Providence, December 31, 1901. 


The college year of 1901-1902, which opened so auspiciously for New 
York Alpha, has thus far been so successful as to realize the most 
sanguine expectations. With a chapter of twenty-six members, all 


but one of whom will return next year, our hopes for the future are 
very high indeed. Though the loss of our '01 delegation, consisting 
of fourteen men, was greatly felt, our new brothers of the class of '05, 
eight in number, will prove themselves equally worthy. We have two 
pledged men who will soon be initiated. New York Alpha takes >;reat 
pleasure in introducing Bros. Ransom, of Ransoniville, N. Y.; Poole, 
of Utica, N. Y.; Welsh, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Porter, of Chicago, 111.; 
McLoughlin, of Utica, N. Y.; Tolin, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Kuhl- 
mey, of Chicago, 111. 

The football season of 1901 was the most successful one in the his- 
tory of Cornell. Under the excellent coaching of Bro. Raymond D. 
Starbuck, assisted by other graduates, a light but very fast team was 
developed, which proved so superior to its opponents that only sixteen 
points were scored against it during the whole season. The Princeton 
game was an exception, however, Cornell being beaten on her own 
field by a very close score of 8 0. The victory over Pennsylvania 
was especially welcome, it being the first time that Cornell had ever 
triumphed over her ancient rival. * A 6 was well represented on the 
team by Bro. Albert R. Coffin, '04, right halfback, who, by his line 
bucking and goal kicking proved an important factor. Bro. E. J. 
5now,'0o, substitute end, also played an excellent game throughout the 
season. Bros. Tolin and Welsh were full and quarter back, respect- 
ively, on the freshman football team. Bro. W. C. Pruyn, '03, holds 
the position of guard on the 'varsity basketball team, while Bro. Tolin 
occupies a similar position on the freshman team. 

The musical clubs on their Christmas trip will visit the following 
cities : IClmira, Erie, Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Kalamazoo and 
Buffalo. * A O is represented on the clubs by Bro. I. J. Owen, '08, 
leader of the mandolin club. 

Among the members of the dramatic club are Bro. C. B. Kugler, Jr., 
'03. president of the club, and Bros. Pruyn, '03, and Chase, 'Oo. 

As a result of the fall elections New York Alpha is well represented 
on the different committees apjx)inted by the class presidents: Bro. 
Powley, '0*2, class marshal; Bro. C. B. Kugler, Jr., chairman of the 
junior prom, committee; Bro. A. R. Coffin, on the sophomore cotillion 
committee; Bro. L. T. Ketchum, leader of the cotillion; Bro. Richard 
Tolin, chairman of the freshman bancjuet. 

At the province convention held at Amherst in November, Bro. 
Powley, '02, was New York Alpha's representative. 

Work has been begun on an addition to the present lodge, and the 
building is being rushed to completion. The addition is to be two 
stories in height and to contain a dining room, 20x30 feet, kitchens, 
servants' apartments, and so on. 

The need of a dining room has long been felt, and its erection has 
been contemplated for some years. With this addition to the present 
house New York Alpha will be provided with as comfortable and 
commodious a home as is possessed by any of her competitors. 

Ithaca, December 30. U»01. ' C. L. Glasc;o\v. 


Our football season closed November 23, and was one of the most suc- 
cessful Union has ever had. We were beaten but twice, once by Cor- 
nell and once by Brown. 

The rushing season is over. We secured but one man, but in view 
of the fact that 'ir) is remarkably poor in fraternity material we feci 
that we have done our best. Only one fraternity has its usual num- 
ber of initiates this year. 


Since our last letter we have entertained Bro. Hubert H. Ward, 
P. G. C. 

On December 13 the reporter was a delegate to the initiation ban- 
quet of Massachusetts Alpha, at Williamstown. 

Bro. Grout is leader of the college quartette, and Bros. Grout nnd 
Bishop are tenors on the glee club. Bro. Hays, *02, has been elected 
president of the freshman class of the medical department Bros. 
Griffith and Wool worth have been chosen Allison-Foote debaters. 

This fall Silliman hall, the new Y. M. C. A. building, was opened, 
and is a great addition to the campus. The central part of the first 
floor is a lounging room for the student body. South college dormi- 
tory is being overhauled this year, and when completed will be mod- 
cm in every respect. K A has a new house on the campus, and X 4^ 
has one in course of construction. We will hold a banquet in the 
near future, at which plans for a new house will be actively discussed. 

During the week beginning February 10 there will be a number of 
social events, including a dance given by our chapter. 

The freshman class contains much good material for the track team, 
and firo. Griffith, captain, will begin work January 1. Most of last 
year's base ball team are back this year, and cage work begins in 
January. A. G. Pickkns. 

Schenectady, December 31, 1901. 


It is a pleasure to me to report New York Delta's decided progress in 
many ways since the last letter to Thk Scroll. 

Through the efficient services of the chapter house committee, com- 
posed of Bros. George S. Parsons, chairman; L. L. Savage and E. H. 
Updike, the chapter is comfortably quartered in a fine five-story 
building, on One-hundred-andseventeenth street, only a half block 
from the Columbia campus. Every effort has been exerted to furnish 
the house as attractively and well as possible, and we think we have 
succeeded in making it a comfortable home for the six brothers who 
arc now rooming there. At the same time it is a delightful lounging 
place for the eight}* Phis in the university. With the possible excep- 
tion of the dining room, the billiard room is the most popular in the 

The clmpter holds its regular weekly meetings on Monday nights, 
but in addition we have had and shall continue to have open smokers 
about every three weeks. At these smokers we invite not only Phis 
and men we are rushing, but friends of any member of the chapter. 
So far these evenings have been delightful. 

With the opening of the university on October 7, twenty-one active 
members of New York Delta returned. Since then Bros. Stuart C. 
Pilcherof Tennessee Alpha, J. N.Atkins of Tennessee Beta, and Francis 
W. McKinney of New York Alpha, have affiliated with us. We have 
initiated only three freshmen, but feel that we have the pick of the 
class. The freshmen members are Bros. Webster L. Benhani, Thomas 
Miller, Jr., and S. Bradford Dewey. Although in college only a 
month these men have already begun to make an enviable record for 
themselves. All three were on the cane in the sophornore-freshu'an 
rush. Bro. Miller is temporary president of the first year class in the 
school of applied science. Bro. Benham is vice-president and captain 
of the freshman football team. Bro. Dewey is class historian and 
rowed at number 3 in the freshman boat in the fall regatta. There 


are very good prospects of initiating at least three more men from *05 
before the Christmas holidays. 

Bro. George S. Parsons is president of the Columbia University mu- 
sical society, and up to a few days ago was leader of the 'varsity glee 
club. He resigned this position so as to devote all of his spare time 
to his new comic opera, 'Miss Nobody,' which will be presented by 
the Columbia students at the Carnegie Lyceum, in February. 

Bro. George C. Atkins is business manager of the university news- 
paper, Columbia Spectator^ and Bro. R. C. Gaige is managing editor. 
Bro. Gaige is also an editor of The Mornin^sidt\ and the college year 
book. The Columbian. Bro. J. I. Fort has been appointed a member 
of the junior ball committee. Bro. Pitou is on the sophomore show 

New York Delta was honored with a visit from Bro. J. Merrill 
Wright, president of Alpha province. He was enthusiastic over the 
creditable work accomplished at the province convention. 

To every brother who should chance to be in New York at any time 
during the college year, we extend a most hearty invitation to call at 
411 W. One-hundred-and-seventeenth street, and we shall endeavor 
to make him feel at home there. Joskph S. Buhlhr. 

New York, November 0, 1901. 


Announcement has been made that another new building, probably 
to be known as the college of natural history, will soon be constructed 
on the campus. The detailed purpose of the donor, whose name is 
withheld, has not been announced, further than that the building will 
be located just east of the new college of applied sciences. The uni- 
versity has lately acquired the Raynor property of forty acres, increas- 
ing the size of the campus to ninety acres, and allowing plenty of room 
for the erection of new buildings. 

Considerable interest has been aroused among the fraternities by the 
proposed action of the faculty in changing the present system of rush- 
ing. A committee consisting of one faculty member of each frater- 
nity in the university, and an undergraduate representative from each 
chapter, has been selected for the purpose of discussing the matter, 
and if possible devising a new system. Several plans have been sug- 
gested, one of which is to restrict pledging until the sophomore year, 
or else until the beginning of the second semester of the freshman 
year. The general opinion of the various fraternities is that con- 
ditions do not warrant or demand any change in the system now in 
vogue. Bro. T. C. Hopkins, professor of geology, is our faculty mem- 
ber of the committee, and Bro. Low the representative from the active 
chapter. Iota Alpha Mu is the name of a new class society which 
made its appearance last week. The membership is limited to thir- 
teen and is composed of young ladies of the junior class. The num- 
ber of class fraternities in the universiiy is now six. 

New York Epsilon is well represented in student activity and has 
its share of college honors. Bro. House is captain of the baseball 
team; Bro. Low is assistant manager of the glee and instrumental 
clubs; Bro. Albright is an associate editor of the University Weekly\ 
and avSsistant manager of the indoor baseball team; Bro. Twombly is 
a member of the 'varsity basketball team and Bro. Merry a substitute. 
In a farce presented under tlie auspices of the historical association 
Bro. Rubin took the title part and received special mention from the 
city press. 


At the freshman-sophomore track meet, held in October, Bros. 
Terry, Twombly and Smith scored 21 points, Bro. Twombly winning 
first place in the 100-yard and 200-yard dashes, Bro. Terry taking sec- 
ond place in the two-mile run, and Bro. Smith winning the broad 
jump and getting places in the pole vault and high jump. A coach 
nas not yet been secured for the crew or the track team. 

The football season was most successful in every respect. The 'var- 
rity suffered but one defeat, at the hands of I^fayette, by a single 
touchdown. Amherst, R. P. I., Brown and Columbia were defeated 
by decisive scores. The team has played a steady, consistent game 
throughout the season, and much credit is due Coach Sweetland for 
its success. Bro. Russell, '05, was substitute center, and Bro. Galpin, 
*05, was on the squad. 

The annual initiation banquet was held at the Vanderbilt, Frida\', 
November 1, and was a most enjoyable occasion. Prof. T. C. Hop- 
kins, Indiana Zeta, '87, was toastmaster. 

As a result of the rushing season we take pleasure in introducing 
Bros. Albert E. Campbell, MM, Canastota, X. Y.; Curtis A. Smith, '04, 
Mexico, N. Y.; Andrew J. Taft, '04, Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, N. Y.; 
J. Arthur Distin, '05, Fulton, N. Y.; Henry M. Galpiii, *()5, Candor, 
N. Y.; A. Melvin Newton, '05, Thousand Island Park, N. Y. ; Charles 
M. Rebert. '05, Pottstown, Pa.; Clement T. Robertson, '05, Syracuse, 
N. Y.; Henry F. Russell, '05, New York, N. Y.; Harrison D.Sanford, 
'O'). Nicholsville, N. Y. 

A new system has been inaugurated by the junior class in the elec- 
tion of editors of the Onondagan, the annual publication. The lx)ard 
of editors has been cut in half, and instead of each fraternity having 
a representative, as heretofore, the election is conducted by popular 
vote of the class. Bro. Edson is editor-in-chief of the 'O.S Onoudagau , 
the second Phi in succession to hold the place. 

The number of men pledged by the various fraternities was as fol- 
lows: A K E, 9; A T, 7; Sk T, 12; * K ^I', 8; * A 9, 10; B O II, S; * F A 
9 (including two members of the faculty). 

Brother Walter, our delegate to the Alpha province convention, 
held at Amherst, reports a thoroughly enjoyable time, and is loud in 
his praise of the entertainment provided by Massachusetts Beta. The 
next convention of Alpha province will be held with New York Ep- 
silon, Thanksgiving week, 1003. 

We have had the pleasure of entertaining the following Phis since 
college opened: Bros. Waller, Wills and Wilbur, of Williams; Bro. 
Metcalf, Colby, '8(); Bro. Mason, Coniell, 'iM; Bros. Whitney and 
Woolworth, of Union; Bro. Murry, '8S; Bro. Rulison, '01; Bros. 
Lewis. Munro and Bro. Mathews, of Pennsylvania Gamma. \ hearty 
welcome always awaits any Phis who may visit this city. 

The chapter was glad to entertain Bro. Ward, P. G. C, November 
and (>, while on his way home from the Alpha province convention 
at Amherst. 

Bro. Rubin, '04, was to-day elected assistant manager of the fcot- 
ball team. His opponent was a 4^ T. Grv Comfort. 

Syracuse, December 19, 1901. 


The fall term of the present collegiate year closed on December 19 
and was marked by general prosperity. 

As has been characteristic of our football team for the last few 
years, we closed the season with splendid victories. On November 16 
we held the strong team of W. R. U. to a tie, the score being 6 and 6. 


Til is was practically a victory, in that the game was played at Cleve- 
land. This is the first time we have ventured so far from home, and 
the result is very gratiiying. The following Saturday we won from 
W. U. P. by a score of 15 to 0. This team had previously won twelve 
consecutive games, and 6nally on Thanksgiving we won from our old 
rival, Westminster, the score being 11 to 0. 

The basketball season is now under way. This year we are repre- 
sented on the team by Bro. Lampe, who is captain, and playing his 
fourth year at center. Your rejx)rter is a substitute forward. Bro. 
Merrill is manager and excepting the preliminaries has arranged an 
all college schedule. Two games have been played to date. Both re- 
sulted in victories, Jamestown being defeated 51 to 9, and Warren 
Y M. C. A., oS to 18. 

Progress on the new buildings during the past term has been rapid. 
The chapel is now under roof and will be ready for occupancy by 
spring. The walls of the library are complete, but cold weather has 
caused some delay. 

Dr. Crawford has been away all the fall term, raising the f 140,00(1 
that was necessitated by the anonymous donor who gave J()0,000 on 
the condition that the rest of ^200,000 be raised by January 1 . Up to 
December lo all but $20,0(X) had been pledged, and Dr. Crawford is 
confident that the necessary amount will be forthcoming. 

The granting of a chapter of 4> B K to Allegheny has raised her still 
hi^^her in the college world. The most gratifying feature of this 
grant is that Allegheny received the highest number of votes of any 
chapter granted. 

Since our last letter we have initiated four new men. On October 
24, we initiated Robert Freeman, Edinburgh, Scotland; Claude King, 
Ripley, West Va., and Henry Turner, Westfield, Pa. We also pledged 
Raymond Reese, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Delta has been unfortunate in the number of old 
men who left college during the fall term. Bro. E. L. Sutton is now 
studying medicine in Philadelphia. Bro. George Campbell is in bus- 
iness in Warren, Pa. Bro. Bird left to fill a vacancy in the Pittsburgh 
conference at Vanderbilt, Pa., caused by the ill health of Bro. Low- 
stuter, '•.»8. Nevertheless Bro. Bird will be graduated with his class 
this year. Bro. King was called home by the illness of his father and 
will not be able to return until next year. Notwithstanding these 
losses Pennsylvania Delta still leads at Allegheny and extends a cor- 
dial welcome to all Phis. Tracy T. Ai.lkn. 

Meadville, December 2:J, MK)1. 


Since our last letter toTHK ScROij, we have pledged and initiated 
Ernest R. Spedden, '04, Baltimore, Maryland. Bro. Spedden is the 
seventh man we have initiated this year. Our chapter now has an 
active membership of twenty- two. 

Improvements about the college have been steadily carried forward. 
The making of new walks and driveways, the grading of the campus, 
and the painting of the gymnasium have all combined to beautify 
further our chapter home. 

We have finished our football schedule with a very creditable rec- 
ord. Throughout the entire season our chapter has been well repre- 
sented in the 'varsity squad by Bros. R. Y. Stuart, Shiffer, Raab and 
Ganoe. Though football is over, interest in athletics is unabated. 
Coach Hutchinson is giving his time to the basketball team, which 
promises to be a very strong aggregation. 


Our chapter will be represented on the Christmas trip of the glee 
and mandolin clubs by Bros. Ganoe, Burke^, Gordon, Swift, Kline, 
Raab, Lemon Smith and Judy. Bro. Ganoe is leader of the glee club, 
and Bro. Raab holds the same relation to the mandolin club. Bros. 
Baker, H. P. Stuart, Lemon Smith and Malick have each been placed 
on the anniversary programs of the literary societies of the college. 

On October 12 our chapter gave a dance in Assembly hall. Many 
couples were present to enjoy the occasion, which was a marked suc- 
cess under the efficient management of Bro. Haldeman. October Tl 
Bros. R. Y. Stuart and H. P. Stuart invited the chapter to their home 
in town, where we were royally entertained. 

We have established a precedent in that every fall we give a smoker 
and general reception to the new men. This same custom was ob- 
served this fall, and a very pleasant evening was spent with songs and 
witty toasts. 

On November 21 Bro. Charles E. Zeigler, '9(i, was married to Miss 
Etta Bucher, of Carlisle. Bro. Hoke Gottschall, '00, who is vice-pres- 
ident of the anti-saloon league, has had his office moved from Pitts- 
burgh to Philadelphia. 

Bros. Hoffman and Swift represented our chapter at the convention 
at Amherst. The stirring report which they have given us of that 
gathering has determined us all to go to New York next year. 

Bro. Preston Beazell, of Allegheny, was our guest for several days 
this fall, Bro. Beazell is now city editor of the Coinmcrcial Gazetti\ 
of Piiisburgh. Wii.mhr L. Gray. 

Carlisle, December 20, 1901. 


Pennsylvania Zeta will begin the year 1902 with a chapter roll of 
twenty-five Phis, among whom are the seven initiates of the fall. We 
take pride in introducing Bros. Fitler and Brunner, '05, college; Lud- 
low and De Frees, '04, law; Keene, '04, medical; Paine, '05, medical, 
and Goodin, who is taking a special course in the college. 

While the college world has been wondering at our unexpected 
slump in athletics, the university trustees have come forward with the 
announcement that ground will be broken in the spring for a new 
flOO.OoO gymnasium, and that in all |2, 000,000 will be spent during 
the year in new college buildings and equipment. The amount will 
be divided as follows: Gymnasium, f 400, 000; engineering building 
and machinery, #500,000; medical laboratories, i^^OO.OOO; veterinary 
building, $150,000; addition to the chemical and physical laboratories. 
$100,000. Every piece of necessary machinery known to modern en- 
gineering science will be set up in the new engineering building, and 
the university trustees believe that Pennsylvania will have one of the 
best engineering departments in the country. 

Bro. Will Gardiner has been elected captain of the 'varsity football 
team for the season of 1902. 4> A B has furnished the football team 
two captains within the last four years, the other Phi captain being 
Bro. John Outland, of the team of 1898. 

The combined musical clubs gave their initial performance under 
the management of Bros. Wyeth and Goodin at Houston hall, Decem- 
ber Hi. The affair proved to be a success, both socially and finan- 
cially. The chapter will entertain its many friends at a tea, February 
14, at the chapter house. Arrangements are also being made for the 
usual observance and celebration of alumni day, Marcli 15. All Phis 
who may be in the vicinity are cordially invited to attend both affairs. 

Philadelphia, December 80, 1901. C. H. M'Caulky, Jr. 




At the fall goating were initiated into the mysteries of <& A 8 at the 
University of Virginia Staige Davis, FCdgar Lyons Woods, Lawrence 
Bogle, David Thomas Williams and Ralph D. Moore, and it is with 
pleasure that we present these men to the fraternity. 

Virginia Beta was represented this year on the football team by C. 
R. Williams at right end. This team made the best record that has 
been made by a Virginia team in several years. 

By way of correcting an error in the October Scroll we wish to say 
that Owsley Brown is manager of the baseball team. There is no 
basketball team in the university. Bro. W. I. Scott, who was the as- 
sistant manager of the football team this year, has been elected man- 
ager for next year. Carl H. Davis. 

Charlottesville, January 22, 1902. 


Considering the outlook for Kentucky Epsilon at the beginning of 
the college year, she finds herself now in a very prosperous condition. 
Six men have been initiated, and the chapter house is furnished. 

We take pleasure in introducing Bros. Robert Emmet Moorman, 
'02; Arthur Brown Whitlow, 'Oo; Oswald Thorpe Dunn, '02; John 
Buckner Trice. Jr., '05 (brother of W. W. Trice and S. E. Trice, of Vir- 
ginia Delta); Louis Jefferson Gorin, '03, and Perry Duke Maxwell, '05. 
We also have one man pledged who will be initiated after the holidays. 

The numerical standing of each fraternity at Kentucky State Col- 
lege is as follows: 2 A E, 17; K A, 15; * A O, 14; 2 X, 11; K S, 7; 
II K A, \). At present K A is our strongest rival. 

The new gymnasium is now open to the students. It is fitted with 
the most improved of Spalding's appliances. Besides the gymnasium 
proper, there are literary society halls, a Y. M. C. -A., hall, the armory, 
alumni hall and the college offices. 

A student cotillion club has been organized, and a dance is given 
twice a month in the gymnasium. The first one was given on De- 
cember 14 and proved quite a success. 

Almost all the fraternity men are looking forward with a great deal 
of pleasure to the inter-fraternity ball, on February 21. This is the 
first Pan-Hellenic ball that has ever been arranged at Kentucky State, 
but hereafter it is to be an annual feature in fraternity life here. 

Among the most frequent visitors at our chapter house, Bro. J. M. 
Bains, Kentucky Delta, of Louisville, heads the list. We are always 
glad to receive any visiting * A 6. Bro. Chester Gourley, Kentucky 
Alpha-Delta, of Danville, is also a frequent caller. Bro. Arthur Ever- 
ham, Ohio Theta, of Cincinnati, and Bro. W. S. Brockman, Tennessee 
Alpha, of Louisville, visited us during the last two months. 

.At a meeting of the football and baseball teams last week, Neal 
Huglis, K A, was elected captain of next year's football team, and C. 
H. GuUion, 2 X, captain of the baseball team. 

Any Phis who may be in Lexington will be cordially welcomed at 
our chapter house. L. D. Thrklkeld. 

Lexington, December 24, 1901. 



Vanderbilt has just closed a successful season on the gridiron, in spite 
of gloomy prospects at the beginning. She has won the undisputed 
championship of the south, no southern team having even scored upon 
her. At the close of the season Coach Watkins was presented by the 
student body ^ith a handsome loving-cup, in token of their apprecia- 
tion of his services. * A 6 was represented by four men in the 'varsity 
squad and two on the regular eleven. The season was a success, also, 
from a financial standpoint, clearing over ^500. Bro. Davis was unani- 
mously elected captain of next year's eleven. The basketball season 
has just opened, and the outlook for a good team is most flattering. 
Bro. Davis represents us on the 'varsity five. 

The glee and instrumental clubs have just returned from their first 
trip, several small towns having been visited. At every point the per- 
formances were received favorably, and the trip was also a financial 

On December 5 the 12Ath anniversary of the historic scholarship 
society, <f> B K, and the public installation of the Vanderbilt chapter 
were celebrated in the university chapel. The occasion was very 
much enjoyed and the exercises successfully conducted. Vanderbilt 
is proud to secure the first chapter of this famous society granted to 
a southern institution. All members of the Vanderbilt chapter of 
A e <f> were admitted as members of * B K. * A 8 was represented in 
A 8* by nearly one-half the total membership. 

Vanderbilt recently won the law case in regard to the will of the 
late Mrs. Furman, who left to the university the bulk of her estate, 
amounting to about J1.'>0,(X)0. A motion has been made for a new 
trial, but it is now generally believed that the will will not be broken. 

<l> A 8 is represented on the Comet board this year by Bro. Basker- 
vill, who is also the representative of his department on the Hustler 
and a liberal contributor to the Ohsen'er. John J. Tiokrt, Jr. 

Nashville, December 19, 1901. 



At the conclusion of the present term Emory will lose her vice-presi- 
dent and one of her best instructors by the resignation of Bro. H. S. 
Bradley, 'IK), who has joined the North Georgia conference, and leaves 
to take charge of Trinity church, Atlanta, one of the best appoint- 
ments in the gift of the Methodist church. For ten years he has ably 
filled the chair of natural science, and his absence will be keenly felt 
by the students, to all of whom he has endeared himself. Dr. Coul- 
ter, of Syracuse University, has been elected as his successor. 

A greater interest in athletics has been the result of the removal of 
the restrictions on football. As an evidence of this the students have 
subscribed ^500 with which the athletic field is to be improved and 
enlarged, so as to include a track, a baseball diamond, a gridiron, bas- 
ketball ground and several tennis courts. When completed it will 
rival and probably eclipse the Dudley field at Vanderbilt. This sea- 
son's playing, though the first in four years, has been of such a qual- 
ity as would almost without a doubt insure Emory success in inter- 
collegiate football, the benefit and pleasure of which we hope soon to 

* A 8 was well reresented on the elevens, esppecially in the lower 


classes. On the sophomore team were Bros. Lewis, manager, lyott, 
Bell and Richardson; on the freshman were Bros. Allen, captain, and 
Royne. Bro. Bell is the acknowledged star full-back of the college. 
The professors who kindly coached the different teams were all Phis. 
Bro. Ilanner, who coached the seniors to victory, complimented that 
team with a banquet. 

This fall will long be remembered by the boys of Georgia Beta for 
the delightful evening spent in the club room on Wednesday before 
Thanksgiving. The hall was tastefully decorated, and a most delight- 
ful supper was served. In addition to our active members, there were 
present Bro. Foole, presiding elder of the Oxford district, and our 
fraitrs in Jacultatc, Profs. Bradley, Sledd, Manner, Brown, Williams 
and Murray. 

The relative numerical strength of the different chapters is as fol- 
lows; the second number indicates the members on the faculty: X 4>, 
l()-2; K A. 20-3; 2 X. Ifi 10; 2 A E, 15-0; A T 0, 15 0; ATA. 10-0; 
* A e, 16-6. 

Hro. Parks, who is a regular contributor to the IVuvnix, bids fair to 
become the best writer in college. 

Bro. Lewis is a member of the Monarchs and Bros. Allen and Royne 
are members of F .V A. 

Mr. J. A. Brown, a pledged man, we are glad to say will be with us 
again at the beginning of next term. 

We are all anticipating a most enjoyable time at our next province 
convention, to be held in Atlanta next spring, at which time a 4> A 8 
banquet is lo be given. Theo. T. Tirnium,. 

Oxford, December 111, 1901. 


We take pleasure in introducing Bros. K. M. Finch, Montgomery, 
Ala.; A. K. Merrill, Eufaula, Ala.; J. H. Miller, Huntsville, Ala.; 
Washington Moody, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Julian W. Taylor, Butler, Ala., 
an<l W. D. Thomas, Pratlville, Ala. 

rroni the beginning of the present session the chapter has been en- 
joying the greatest success. In athletics we have had our share of 
honor. On the football team were Bros. Forman, Stewart and Banks. 
Our team was stronger this year than it has been in years. The sea- 
son before the last we defeated Mississippi, TJ to 5. This season we 
defeated the same college, -1 1 to 0, and it is well known that the Mis- 
sissippi team for both years was practically the same. Our team de- 
feated Mississippi A. and M., -I") to 0. The games with Tennessee and 
Georgia both resulted in a tie; the former, (i to H, and the latter, toO. 
We sustained our only defeat from Auburn. Bro. McQueen was man- 
ager of the team. Three Phis, Bros. Banks, Robinson and Coles, were 
on the sophomore class team, which holds the championship of the 
underclassmen, having defeated the juniors. 11 to 2. 

University, January 7, UM)*J. Thomas L. Colks. 



Since our last letter we have pledged two more men, E. S. and C. B. 
Maddock, of Columbus, Ohio. We regret the loss of Bro. E. T. Wilt- 
see, '0-1, who recently left school to accept a position in Chicago. 

The football record of Ohio Wesleyan this year has been very credit- 
able. It is the general opinion that we now have the best team that 


has represented the university since 1S97. The scores to date are as 
follows, our own in each case being xivtn last : Ohio University, 6h>; 
Wooster. 0-2«S; Heidelberg, 8Ji; Kenyon, ()-»'); Cincinnati Medical 
College, 0-41; Oberlin, 17-6; Otterbein, (V-80 Toward this fine show- 
ing Bro. Skeel, 'O;^, at quarter; Bro. C. C. Whitney, 'O'J, at right end; 
Bro. Lowther, '02, at left end, and Bro. Edwards, 'OH, at left tackle, 
have contributed in no small measure. 

The university recently suffered a loss by the death of Prof. J. Burt 
Rogers, of the school of music. 

Bro. W. M. Whitney, 'OH, has been elected president of the college 
Republican club and secretary of the state college Republican league. 
Bro. Robinson, '02, is treasurer and Bro. Braun, *04, secretary of the 
college debating league. Bro. Taylor, '04, has been promoted to lieu- 
tenant in the cadet battalion. 

The chapter entertained informally on November 7, an old-fashioned 
husking-bee affording the principal amusement of the evening. 

The present membership of the fraternities in Ohio Wesleyan is as 
follows: A T iX «); B 6 II, 14; ATA, 8; * T A, 18; 4» K ^I', (>; 2 X, 9; 
2 A E, 2:J; * AB. 21. 

We shall always be glad to welcome any Phi who may be in our 
city. Norman I. Tavi,or. 

Delaware, November 12, 1901. 


The past term has been full of the most pleasant recollections for Ohio 
Ganima. The presence of the Delta province convention with us dur- 
ing Thanksgiving week will always be remembered as one of the most 
pleasant periods in the history of the chapter. We were saddened at 
the close of the convention in learning that our Bro. John A. Mitch- 
ell, who left us in the spring, from poor health, which later developed 
into consumption, was fast losing strength and hope of recovery. 
Our fears were realized when he peacefully passed away on December 
4. This was the only feature which clouded the joys of the conven- 
tion. It was Bro. Mitchell's request that he be buried by the ritualistic 
ceremony of the fraternity, and consequently Bros. Tullis, Tinker, 
Biddle, Townsend, Zang and Coultrap were sent to Jeffersonville, 
Ohio, where they performed the last sad rites over his body, on De- 
cember 0. Bro. Mitchell was the center on the 'varsity eleven last 

In football, the university was more successful than for several 
years past. Out of the nine games played, one was lost, two were 
tied and six were won. Ohio Gamma's representatives on the team, 
Bros. Longwell, Lyon and Biddle, deserve especial commendation for 
their very successful work during the season. Bro. Longwell was 
elected captain for next season by the unanimous vote of the team. 

During the election for members of the editorial board of the new 
college paper, which is to be issued in the near future, the Phis have 
had to compete against practically the whole college. The other fra- 
ternities made out a slate and combined; then they induced the non- 
fraternity men to join them. They had the advantage of us in the 
start, from the fact that half of the chapter was out of town in attend- 
ance at Bro. Mitchell's funeral. Their means of capturing the Bar- 
barians was by assuring them that all Phis are 'aristocratic'. And 
when the election for members of the board from the student body 
was held, we were beaten by something like thirty votes. The other 
members of the board were to be selected, one each from the senior 


and junior classes and the Philouiathean and Athenian literary socie- 
ties. We were powerless in the classes and in the Athenian literary 
society, but caught them napping in the case of the other society. 
This organization had been practically dormant and disorganized 
during the term. Taking advantage of this fact, through the kindly 
assistance of some of our loyal Phi girls, the society was reor- 
ganized, and Bro. Carl D. Sheppard, '02, was elected to represent the 
Philos on the board. The opposition was completely astounded at this 
action, for their whole fight was to keep Bro. Sheppard off the board. 
The editor-in-chief is to be selected from the members of the board by 
a committee from the faculty, which explains the direction of their 
fears. What the outcome will be remains to be seen next term, but 
nevertheless Bro. Sheppard is a member of the board, and we think 
his chances for appointment as editor-in-chief excellent. Our Phi 
girls deserve particular credit for the assistance they gave, and it is 
their loyalty more than anything else that is the cause of the intense 
jealousy of the rest of the student body. 

Bro. A. E. Price, Ohio Gamma, '80, is making a strong fight for the 
speakership of the house in the Ohio state legislature at Columbus. 
It is hard to predict the outcome, but his chances have seemed very 
good up to the present time. 

Ohio Gamma entertained her friends with an informal hop at the 
armory on December \\^. 

Bro. Long well was compelled to leave for his home at Warwick, 
N. Y., before the term was over, but hopes to be back for the spring 

Bro. Will Mitchell, '03, spent a few days with us the latter part of 
the term. 

During the convention, Ohio Gamma exchanged college pennants 
with the brothers from the various other colleges represented. These 
will be arranged upon the large Ohio flag of the chapter, which will 
make a very handsome decoration. 

Bro. Ralph C. Super, Ohio Gamma, 'H.), who is now teaching mod- 
ern languages in the University of Cincinnati, is spending his vaca- 
tion at his home in Athens. Bro. Chas. G. O'Bleness is also spending 
his Christmas at home. We are glad to have our alumni return and 
to be visited by other Phis. Fr.oYD E. C<)TI,TR.\p. 

Athens, December 24, P.»OI. 


Since our last letter we have initiated Bros. Beebee, 'Oo, Beggs, '05, 
Beeler, '0.5, and Baltzly, '04. 

Bro. J. C. Ryan has been elected to the position of business man- 
ager on the Makio board. Bro. Sayers is a candidate for the position 
of 1901 baseball manager, with every chance of success. 

On the occasion of the W. and J. and Ohio Medical football game 
several Phis from Pennsylvania Gamma were in Columbus for a few 
days. Ohio Zeta made an effort to entertain them and hopes she suc- 
ceeded. Among these visitors were Bros. Sloan, Williams, McQuaide, 
Mellon, Porcum, J. W. Thompson and R. D. Thompson, also two 
pledged men, Messrs. Diaz and Libbey. Like all Phis, they were fine 
fellows, and Ohio Zeta desires to say as a chapter that she hopyes they 
will come again. 

In university affairs for the last few weeks the principal interest is 
centered on football. The death of John Segrist on November 27, 
directly due to an injury received in the game with Western Reserve, 


on November 2'), was a sad blow to every student and professor con- 
nected with the university. But the scarlet and gray, though weak- 
ened by this loss, still hopes to hold the championship for the state 
of Ohio. H. S. McCoMB. 

Columbus, Novembers, 1901. 


There is a happy crowd in Case today, after yesterday's victory over 
Western Reserve by a score of six to five. This is the first time Case 
has won in several years, and the result was rather unexpected by 
both sides, so our joy is all the greater. * A 9 was represented by 
three men on the winning team: Bros. Sullivan, Selby and Charles- 
worth, while Bros. Ammon and Thomas were prevented from playing 
by injuries received in earlier games. Bro. Ammon broke his shoulder 
in the Heidelberg game; Bro. Thomas, a bone in his hand at Purdue. 

Case's football season is regarded by the students as successful, al- 
though the Reserve game was the only important victory, because of 
the great rivalry between the two institutions. This makes a clean 
sweep for Case against W. R. U. in the athletics of the year, consist- 
ing of two baseball games, the annual joint field day and now the 
football game. 

Bro. Karr has gone to Athens as our delegate to the Delta province 
convention, with Bro. Miller as alternate. 

In the last two initiations Ohio Eta has tried having the 'rough 
house' on one night and the ritual on another, with the intention of 
adding to the dignity and solemnity of the important part of the ini- 
tiation and thereby impressing upon the initiates the sacredness of 
their vows. The plan has been found to work admirably and will be 
adopted at later initiations. 

So far this year the following men have been initiated: F. S. 
Hickox, '0-5. Ashtabula; Theo. W. Ely, 'a*), Elyria; Olaf S. Johanston, 
Belief ontaine; Wm. H. Thomas, Youngstown; Harry G. Blanchard, 
Cleveland . 

Of the other fraternities here, Z ^ has initiated three men; A K, one 
or two; 12 4^, four; 9 X E, several (including one barbarian). A K and 
(2 "^ are seeking chapters from general fraternities. * A 9 still leads in 
numbers and influence, although all the others seem to be prosperous 
and are now all housed, Z 4^ and ft ^ having rented houses lately. 

Cleveland, November 20, 1901. Gkorgk S. Cask. 


Through the munificence of one of Cincinnati's retired merchants, 
Mr. Asa Van Wormer, the university now has a beautiful library 
building. It is of Grecian design, built of gray sandstone, and is the 
finest and most imposing building on the campus. The new tech- 
nical building is nearly completed and will be ready to occupy by 
March 1. The new shops are thoroughly modern and are already in 
operation. This improvement was made possible by a gift of 5--.^')0 
given last July by a resident of Cincinnati, whose name has been 
withheld at his own request. 

We are now represented in the faci;lty by Bro. Ralph C. Super, 
Ohio^ '95, who is instructor in Spanish. 

It is our pleasure to announce the affiliation of Bro. James H. 
Rardon, Ohio Wesleyan, '0'{, who, after two years at Ohio Wesleyan, 
has entered the dental department of the University of Cincinnati. 


Bro. Rardon is a Cincinnati man, his address being Unwood, Cin- 

Bro. Arthur C. Everham, '02, is manager of the basketball team and 
chairman of the students' executive committee. His work is reflected 
in the fact that, for the first time in five years, the athletic team has 
come out above expenses. At their game at Lexington, Ky., he met 
the Kentucky Epsilon Phis, whom he reports to have been most 
cordial and kind. He enjoyed very much a visit to their new chap- 
ter house. Bro. O. B. Reemelin, '04, has been elected manager of 
the track team for 1902. Bro. Calvin Vos, '04, has distinguished him- 
self by capturing two scholarships for dramatic art, one at the Hay- 
ward school and one at the Schuster school, both of Cincinnati. 

Bro. Albert E. Keller, '01, has accepted a position with the R. 
Thomas surveying party, now at Mesa City, Arizona. Bro. Keller, in 
a very substantial way, continues his interest in the chapter. Bro. 
Parker H. Fillmore, '01, accepted a government appointment to go 
to the Philippines. His duties are to teach about 200 Filipino boys. 
His address is Magardo, Luzon, P. I. 

On January 4 the chapter was visited by Bros. J. F. G. Miller, *03, 
and Llewellyn Williams, Jr., '01, both of Indiana Theta, Bro. Miller 
being in the city with the Purdue basketball team. Bro. Norman I. 
Taylor, Ohio Wesleyati^ '04, returning to Delaware after spending the 
holidays at his home, Burnside, Ky., visited us on the same evening. 

The chapter gave its annual Chistmas dance on December 27, l'.K)l. 
There were twelve active and eleven alumni members present. The 
alumni were Bros. Scott Bonham, Ohio Beta, 'K2; Dr. J. H. McCready, 
Ohio Alpha, '89; D. B. Fitzgerald, Pennsylvania Gamma, '84; Fred- 
erick Hanger, Ohio Epsilon, '9(5, and Guido Gores, '01, Oliver Schltm- 
mer, Jr., '00, O. W. Lange, '00, vStuart A. McGill, '(H), Cliff Cordes. '00, 
Edmund Schlemmer, '02, Ivouis J. Burgoyne, '04, all of Ohio Theta. 
Mrs. Dr. J. H. McCready acted as patroness. 

The chapter begins the new year in very good form. Aided by 
four alumni members who are taking an active interest in chapter 
affairs, we hope, before the first of February, to have several men 

\Vm. H. Fiij.mork. 

Cincinnati, January 2.*), 1*.M)2. 


On November 2,S, I90I, the chapter held its second initiation, and 
those initiated were Mallory Napoleon Stickney, Washington, D. C; 
Robert Ward Johnson, Little Rock, .\rk.; Fred Clinton Wagner, 
Memphis, Tenn. We have afliliated Bros. J. P. Van Cleve, Indiana 
.\lpha, and M. L. Clardy, Mississippi Alpha. This makes our total 
membership 2«3, which includes 9 men initiated this fall. 

After the Carlisle-Michigan football game in Detroit, November 2, 
1901, twenty members of the chapter and nine alumni took dinner at 
the Hotel Metropole. The alunmi present were Bros. F. L. Lowrie, 
George B. Ivowrie, H. A. Sanders, F. J. Bavley, E. H. Davis, Mich- 
igan Alpha; N. I). Tomy, Illinois Alpha; H. E. vSchell, Ohio Theta; 
H. N. Torre}', Illinois Delta; W. P. Putnam, Ohio Epsilon. 

We have had the following men on class football teams this season: 
Bros. Claude Tuck, '02, R. W. McMullen and I. J. Bradway, '04. Bro. 
A. E. Kusterer is captain of the 'Oo team and on the mandolin club. 
Bro. Ralph Lane is on the Wrinkle board and decoration committee 
of the junior hop. Bro. T. P. Hayden is on the banjo club. Bro. R. 


W. Johnson is on the Wrinkle board. Bro. R. R. McCloy is assistant 
editor of the Michiganensian. 

The regents have arranged for the erection of a new engineering 
building in the spring. This is a much needed improvement, and the 
plans indicate that it will be one of the most imposing buildings on 
the campus. 

Michigan*s remarkable success in football this season under the 
direction of Coach Yost has resulted in his being retained under a 
three-year contract. The team in ten games has scored a total of 501 
points to opponents* 0. A game is expected to be played with Leland 
Stanford Junior University, at Pasadena, California, on New Year's 
day. Present indications point to a strong team next year. A base- 
ball squad has already been organized. 

The following alumni have visited us since the opening of the vear: 
Bros. Chas. Foster, C. W. Raynor, C. K. Chapin, E. H. Davis, t. P. 
Ward, E. B. Lane, R. B. Thayer, R D. Chapin, F. L. Lowrie, W. J. 
Melchers, M. W. Ross and P. B. Pendill, and Bro. C. M. Hemphill, 
of Michigan Beta. 

On November 18, 1901, we enjoyed a visit from President H. H. 

The chapter was recently given a loving cup by Bro. R. S. Mueller, 
Nebraska Alpha, '98. L. J. Wiujams. 

Ann Arbor, December 12, 1901 . 



This has been a very successful term for fraternities at Wabash. New 
men have been coming in all along, and by looking them over many 
good men have been found. 

Since our last letter Prof. Emery has resigned from the faculty, and 
the chair of chemistry has been taken by Bro. J. B. Garner. Bro. 
Garner is an old Wabash man. After graduating here, he taught in 
the department of chemistry at the University of Chicago, and left 
there to take charge of the same department at Bradley Institute, 
Peoria, 111. Bro. Garner is a scholarly man, a good teacher and a 
favorite with his classes. He brought with him from Bradley, F. F. 
Hasbrouck and F. L. O'Rear, two very popular young men and dili- 
gent students, and it is needless to say that they are now Phi Delta 

We have been believers in the theory that often very valuable men 
are overlooked during the rushing season, in consequence of which 
we have pledged Messrs. Robert Schrock, 'Oo, Decatur, 111 ; E. C. 
Courtney, '05, Crawfordsville, Ind.; F. F. Hasbrouck, '08, Peoria, 111.; 
F. L. O'Rear, '04, Veedersburg, Ind., and Martin Anderson, '05, Peru, 
Ind. Each of these men has his individual merits and will make a 

food fraternity man. We wish to introduce to our brothers as full- 
edged Phis, Bros. O'Rear, Hasbrouck and Denniston. 
We have been very fortunate in college politics. Bro. Day was 
elected manager of the football team and Bro. Beale director of the 
glee club, two of the best offices in college. Mr. E. C. Courtney is 
editor-in-chief and Bro. Beale is literary editor of the freshman Wa- 
bash. The committee on oratorical benefit is composed wholly of 
Phis: Bros. O'Rear, Goss and Burk. 

Our musicale, on November 15, was the event of the season. There 
were present the local chapter and alumni, the faculty and represen- 


tatives from the other fraternities. On November 17, the following 
Monday, we gave a dance for the De Pauw Phis, who were up to see 
the Wabash-De Pauw game. On December 15 we gave a dance for 
our new pledges, and on December 19 we gave our third Y. M. C. A. 
lecture course loge party. Several of our men attended the Wabash- 
De Pauw game, at Greencastle, on November 10, and were right roy- 
ally entertained. We want to thank our De Pauw brothers very 

Bro. McClanahan was forced to leave college on account of ill 
health but will probably be back for the spring term. The other fra- 
ternities stand the same, except that B 6 II and K S have each lost a 
man. leaving the numbers as follows: * A 9, 18; * T A, 14; B 6 II, 
10; A T A, (5; K 2, 5. This includes pledged men. 

Crawfordsville, December 20, liH)l. Frank E. Burk. 


Since our last letter we have initiated one new member, James Lauer 
Baldwin, of Irvington. Bro. Baldwin is editor-in-chief of the Colle- 
gian. We opened our new hall with a reception and dance, January 
13. Several alumni of other chapters were present, among whom 
were Bros. Ruick, of De Pauw; Wilson, of Purdue; Woollen, of Wis- 
consin, and Kelly, of De Pauw. We expect to hold, this year, the 
most successful province convention that has been held in Epsilon 
province for several years. It will meet in Indianapolis on the same 
date as the state oratorical contest, February 7-8, and we are expect- 
ing a ^ood representation from every chapter in the province. Not 
only will the business of the convention be properly attended to, but 
the social part will not be neglected. Arrangements are being made 
to show the visitors a good time, which will include a banquet at the 
Denison on Friday and a dance and reception on Saturday. 

In the morning of this same busy day, February 7, Butler will cele- 
brate Founders' day with appropriate exercises in the college chapel. 

Ill athletic circles interest is centered in basketball. * A O has two 
men on the 'varsity team, Longley at center, and Murray at forward. 
At this date only one inter-collegiate game has been played, in which 
Butler won from Indiana University. A large schedule has been ar- 
ranged, including, besides the games with Indiana colleges, games at 
Cincinnati, Lexington, Ky., St. Louis, and a southern trip during the 
spring vacation. 

The first inter- collegiate debate will be held with Earlham College, 
on March 7. W. R. Longlky. 

Indianapolis, January 21, 1K02. 


Indiana Delta has just closed a most successful term, not so much in 
the number of additions to the fraternity as in the unity of all, the 
readiness to open the new year with a strong chapter and the feeling 
of having made an excellent start. We have pledged but one man this 
year but expect some new material the coming term, and hope to in- 
troduce several new brothers in our next letter. Bro. Carl McFarland, 
of Camden, Ind., will not return on account of the illness of his father. 
A banquet was given in his honor on last Saturday evening. Bro. 
Paskins is very ill with tuberculosis of the brain, and his recovery is 
doubtful. He was injured in a football game a year ago and has never 
fully recovered. He was a most enthusiastic worker and is greatly 


missed by the chapter. Bro. Paskins was business manager of the ]1K)1 
track team. 

Bro. Mark Webb has been chosen captain of next year's football 
team and Bro Verne Branigin, captain of the baseball team. Bro. H. 
E. Tincher is editor-in-chief oit the Blue and Goid, the college annual 
for liH)2-3. At a recent meeting of the oratorical association Bro. 
Mark Miller was chosen state oratorical delegate for the coming yi ar. 
This was one of the prizes that had been allowed to slip away from us, 
a member of 2) A E being the present delegate. 

In the county Democratic convention, held here in November, Bros. 
0. V. Nay, '90, and G. V. Van Vleet, '93, were nominated respectively 
for auditor and clerk. Bro. Harry Bridges, '9"), is deputy treasurer 
under his father, who was re-nominated at this convention. As the 
Democratic party in this county has a majority of over 800, a nomina- 
tion means an election, and * A 9 will soon have three representatives 
in the county offices. Bro. Frank Martin, '95, was appointed warden 
of the Indiana state prison at Michigan City by Governor Durbin a 
few weeks ago, but declined the honor, and will be a candidate for 
auditor of state at the next state Republican convention. He is at 
present deputy auditor of state, and his chances for becoming auditor 
are considered excellent. Bro. R. A. Brown, '84. at present clerk of 
the supreme court of Indiana, is being boomed for governor. We were 
visited during the term by Bro. F. M. Griffith, '72, who is a candidate 
for re-election to congress from the fourth congressional district cf 
Indiana. Bro. Griffith gave an address before the students in the 
morning chapel service, and in an enthusiastic way his present race 
was heartily endorsed by his ahna maier. Bro. J. W. Moncrief, '73, 
professor of history in Chicago University, also visited us recently. 

Many improvements are being made in our halls, and the winter 
terra will be opened with a reception to which about four hundred 
{quests have been invited. 

We were greatly pleased with the selection of Bro. S. K. Ruick, of 
Indianapolis, to succeed Bro. Ruby as president of Kpsilon province. 
Our best wishes go with Bro. Ruby to his new work. 

All Phis who may happen to be in Franklin are cordially invited 
and urged to make themselves known to some member of Indiana 
Delta, as we are desirous of making the acquaintance of all brotlu rs 
in the Bond. Raymond II. Skixkrs. 

Franklin, December 20, 1901. 


The first term closed on December 17, with the college in better con- 
dition than it has been for some time. The new library building and 
dormitory are now practically assured, and we may hope in a short 
time to see our campus ornamented by the addition of these buildings. 
The second term opened January 2, with a marked increase in attend- 
ance. The opening lecture was delivered by President iMsher on the 
'Paradisio' of Dante. 

Since returning to college, we have initiated Bro. Richard Vincent 
Sipe, '05, of Orange, Indiana, whom we now take pleasure in intro- 
ducing to the fraternity. We now number eleven active members 
and three pledged men. Our annual ban(|uet will be held .some time 
this term. 

In the recent election of the athletic association, Bro. Green was 
chosen captain of the football team for next season, and Bro. Newton 
was elected manager of the baseball nine. 


In the first division of the Voris oratorical contest Bro. Litterer took 
second place. We will be represented by Bros. Newton and P. C. 
Snyder in the second division of this contest, to be held February 22. 

Bro. Green plays forward on the basketball team. Bros. Hatfield, 
Green and Sipe, of the football squad, have been awarded the 'var- 
sity *H.' Paul C. Snydkr. 

Hanover, January 4, 1902. 


The winter term opened on January 3 with an enrollment in excess of 
the previous term. The two new members of the faculty, Prof. Brum- 
baugh, * A 0, who has accepted the chair of oratory, and Prof. Blanch- 
ard, who has accepted that of chemistry, have arrived and assumed 
their duties and are meeting with unusual success. Work on the new 
D. W. Minshall laboratories is still going on, but it is feared the lab- 
oratories will not be ready to occupy before the beginning of next 

The memorial services for the late Dr. Baker will be held in Me- 
harry hall on the 19th of this month. 

The university has been favored this year by the appearance of Rob- 
ert J. Burdette and Lorado Taft, and we feel proud to announce the 
coming of Dr. Frank Foxworthy, an alumnus of this chapter, who has 
recently returned from the Philippines, on which subject he will 

De Pauw again belongs to the state athletic association. We feel 
confident of having strong track and baseball teams this year. The 
candidates for the nine have taken advantage of the recent excellent 
weather in practicing ; gymnasium classes are again in organization, 
and good work is being done under Director Chez ; basketball teams 
are being organized, and several times a week there will be class 
games. This term witnesses the annual sophomore-freshman class 
scrap on February 22, and all are looking forward to this friendly skir- 

Bro. Earl Kelley, '04, did not return this term, but will enter next 
term ; Bro. R. T. Col lings, '04, has returned ; Bro. Devers, '03, who 
will represent De Pauw at the state oratorical contest at Indianapolis, 
February 7, was initiated the latter part of last term. Bro. O. J. McCoy 
has been elected to the presidency of the sophomore class. This 
year the chapter has been visited by Bros. F. Ward and J. Barthol- 
omew, of Purdue, and Bros. Frank Preston, *94, and S. E. Dove, '01, 
of this chapter. 

The facult)' still maintain their old stand in regard to social func- 
tions, and as a result, the fraternities have given fewer parties than in 
the previous years. Fred B. Hoi^mes. 

Greencastle, January 1.3, 1901. 


The most pleasing event of the past term to students and faculty 
alike was the donation of |;<)0,000 for the purpose of erecting an as- 
sembly hall, by Mrs. Eliza Fowler, of La Fayette. The gift came in 
the form of a certified check at Thanksgiving. There was great re- 
joicing among the students, and they marched, 1,000 strong, to the 
home of the donor, expressing their thanks to her in the collegian's 
characteristic waj*. The need of a chapel had long been felt. The 
new agricultural department building is almost completed. 


The second of the locomotives for the nmseaxD hjis airiTed. It is a 

B. & O. engine of the camel-back type. 

It is quite probable that the old system of final examinations will be 
readopted as a means of grading students* work, as the present one 
of semi-monthly tests has not proven satisfactory* . 

The athletic situation at the universitv is verv unsettled. The foot- 
ball season was closed Thanksgiving, Northwestern winning by a 
score of 10-5. For the past four years the team has been handled on 
the graduate coaching plan, but the students have become dissatis- 
fied with it on account of the failure of the team to win its share of 
big games, and it is probable that an athletic directorship will be 
established similar to that at other institutions of the Big Nine. 

Attention just now is directed toward the success of the basketball 
team. All of last year's victorious five are in school, and an exciting 
season is anticipated. A southern trip will be taken during the holi- 
days, when games will be played with athletic associations and Y. M. 

C. A. teams at Nashville, Chattanooga, Birmingham and Cincinnati. 
The captain of the team is a member of K Z. Your correspondent at 
center represents * A 9; 2 X also has a representative. The captain- 
elect for next year*s football team is a Barbarian. Bro. Davidson 
lacked but one vote of election. 

The junior class has pledged 1 1,000 and the sophomore class j],oOO 
for the erection of a club house for the 'varsity teams. 

4» A 6's great social event of the term was her Thank^ving-week 
house party, being a repetition of last year's institution on a larger 
scale. This year the chapter secured possession of the house situated 
next door to our regular chapter house and owned by the same people. 
It is now entirely occupied by members of our chapter, active and 
pledged. Thanksgiving week these two houses were turned over to 
our sisters and otner fellows' sisters from out of town. The party, 
chaperoned by our province president, Bro. *Polly' Ruick and wife, of 
Indianapolis: Mrs. H. W. Moore, of La Fayette, mother of Bro. War- 
ren Moore, '97, and Mrs. Downing, of Richmond, Ind., mother of 
Bro. Ward, '04, consisted of the following: Misses Woollen, Rauh 
and Kyte, of Indianapolis; Misses Scales and Fresche, of Chicago; 
Misses Dirther and Thompson, of Fort Wayne; Misses Warren and 
Decker, of Evansville; Misses Russell, Strawberger and Ross, of La 
Fayette; Miss Leonard, of Valparaiso; Miss Planck, of Rochester, 
Ind.; Misses Autumn and Effie Lee and Clement, of Crawfordsville; 
Miss Storer, of Greencastle; Miss Woodruff, of Cincinnati; Miss Will- 
iams, of Richmond, Ind., and Miss Smith, of Hartford City, Ind. 
Fifty-six loyal Phi girls and boys sat down to our dinner Thanksgiv- 
ing day, at which Phi turkeys were served, having been sent from the 
farm of Bro. Mace, '01, of Scottsburg, Ind. A number of alumni were 
present, including Bros. Tschentscher, '97, of New York; Warren 
Moore, '97, of La Fayette; Llew. Williams, '01, of Cincinnati; J. B. 
Dill and Harry Wilson, '01, of Indianapolis; L. D. Ream, 'yi», of San 
Francisco; Shafer, of Indiana Alpha; Joe Bartholomew, of Wabash. 
The entire party attended the Purdue-Northwestern football game in 
traps, and was entertained at the hall at night at dancing. 

We wish to introduce a new brother, Ed H. Alfree, '04, of Indian- 
apolis. We have pledged one other sophomore and six freshmen, 
whom we shall introduce later. The fraternities have been agitating 
again the matter of the initiating of freshmen. At present they are 
allowed to be initiated toward the close of the school year, but it is 
possible the time will be changed to the first of February. Men are 
pledged during the opening days of school. 


Other fraternities have pledged about their usual number of fresh- 
men, with the exception of 2 X. This fraternity has had considerable 
misfortune in the loss of active members from different causes, until 
its list will be reduced to about five or six men next term. 

Our chapter will number nineteen active and six pledged men; 
£ A E has about the same number; ^ K 4^ has a somewhat smaller 
number and K 2 and S N considerably fewer. 

Bro. Weyer, '02, was compelled to leave school before the holidays 
on account of having lost the greater part of the term through sick- 
ness. He may return next year. For the present he has accepted a 
position with the Corliss Engine Company, at Milwaukee, Wis. 

The organization known as Jolly Friars, spoken of in the letter to 
the June ScROrx, has merged into another with the more pretentious 
name of n T. It is understood to be petitioning ATA. 

There are three Phis on the glee and mandolin clubs. These organ- 
izations, in connection with the Purdue band, opened their season last 
week with a vaudeville entertainment at the Grand opera house in La 
Fayette. One of our pledged men is treasurer of the mandolin club. 

West La Fayette, December 25, 1901. John F. G. Mii.ler. 



The members of the general council visited Evanston at Thanksgiv- 
ing. We regret very much that so many of our members were at 
home during the recess and that we were therefore unable to entertain 
as we wished. We are now pleasantly situated in a new twenty-room 
house at 2122 Sherman avenue. Although there are six fraternities at 
Evanston who have houses, * A 9 is the only one that has the privi- 
lege of eating in its home. 

A fine new skating rink has been made near the campus. It is con- 
trolled by students. 

Our chances for having a winning basketball team the coming year 
look very bright. Hro. M. H. Baird is captain. 

A cross country club has been started here. It is the first time cross 
country running has ever been undertaken at Northwestern. 

A chapter of the sorority, X ii, has been established, being the elev- 
enth organization of its kind established here. 

A chapter of the ' Red Domino ' has been installed at Northwestern 
recently. ' Red Domino ' is a dramatic society of limited member- 
ship founded by young women of the University of Wisconsin. 

The musical clubs are progressing very well. We are represented 
on the clubs by Bros. Harry Weese, Frank Scheinerand Joseph Weese. 
The clubs will make extended trips throughout northern Illinois and 
Indiana during the holidays and inter-semester vacation. 

Dr. James, head of the history department, has just returned from 
an extended trip in Europe. 

We have pledged Ray E. Morey, of Napoleon, Ohio. He has been 
compelled to return home on account of sickness but expects to be 
with us again next semester. John A. Grkkn. 

Evanston, December 21, 1901. 



Through the whole of the autumn quarter Illinois Beta carried on an 
energetic rushing campaign. The three months' rule of the univer- 
sity does not sanction the initiation of any freshmen until after Janu- 
ary I, 1902, so that no initiates can be announced until the February 
letter. It may be said, however, that Illinois Beta has been more suc- 
cessful so far this year than ever before. 

This chapter was very much pleased to welcome on November 27 
and 28 the members of the general council of the fraternity. 

At the close of the football season Bro. James M. Sheldon was re- 
elected captain of the team for 1902. In the Beloit game, on Novem- 
ber 8, Bro. Sheldon received a serious injury to his head, which 
prevented his playing during the remainder of the season. Bro. 
George H. Garrey was acting captain of the team after Bro. Shel- 
don's retirement. Throughout the season the team displayed pluck 
and spirit in spite of the many misfortunes which befell it. 

All Phis visiting Chicago are welcome at oTlO Monroe avenue. 

Chicago, January 20, 1902. Bruck McLeish. 


Illinois Delta is in the midst of a very prosperous year. Our mem- 
bership includes twenty-two initiated and two pledged men, with fif- 
teen rooming in the chapter house. We have initiated, this year, 
Henry Lass and Erastus Edgerton, Galesburg, 111.; Harry Bishop, At- 
lantic, Iowa; \Vm. Allison, Areola, 111.; Clarence Palmer, Vinton, 
Iowa; VVm. McKenna, Grand Ridge, 111. The pledged men are 
Messrs. Claude Russell, Kirkwood, 111., and Don McClure, Fonta- 
nelle, Iowa. 

Our football team has made a record of which we are proud. It 
was the only team to score on Wisconsin this season. Bros. Brown 
and Ewing represented * A 8 on the team, and the latter has been 
elected captain for next year. He is regarded as the steadiest and 
most reliable man on the team, and he has played every minute in 
every game since he entered college. 

Now that the football season is over, attention is being turned to 
other branches of college life. Our glee club is to make a western 
trip during the holidays. Bros. R. T. Barr. Essick, Hinchliff and 
Hyndman are on the club, and Bro. Hinchliff is assistant director. 
The preliminary teams for the annual Knox-Beloit debate have been 
elected, and two Phis will contest for places on the final team. 

Bro. R. T. Barr is making a success as editor-in-chief of the Knox 
Student, and the paper is assuming a literary character which is very 
attractive. The associate editor is also a Phi. Bro. Ileinly is college 
reporter for the Galesburg Rei^ister. Three Phis are on the editorial 
board of the college annual. Bro. Hyndman has a prominent part in 
the cast of the sophomore play for the Washington's birthday exer- 
cises. Bro. Heinly has been elected president of the sophomore class, 
and Bro. McKenna is secretary of the athletic association. 

We have eight more members than our nearest rival, H 9 II. and 
we expect to take in one or two more freshmen before the end of the 
year. 4» P A, the third fraternity here, is not strong. It is handi- 
capped by the lack of a chapter house and furnishes little competi- 
tion. GKORr,K A. vSlIl RTI,K1-I\ 

Galesburg, December 20, 1901. 



As the year draws to a close Illinois Eta finds herself in a very pros- 
perous condition. We have at present three pledged men — Messrs. 
Vvilliam Caton, Charles Caton and Frank Cutler, who will soon be 
initiated. We also have several men in view who seem to promise 
excellent fraternity material. 

In the football season just closed five Phis received the 'varsity * I.* 
Bro. Cook, by his action in surrendering the captaincy of the football 
team for the season of 1902, to Stahl, S X, has won for himself the 
esteem of all the university students. Bro. Tuthill has just been 
elected manager of the football team. His opponent was J. N. Allen, 

Illinois Eta is making great preparations for her annual banquet 
and ball, which will be held February 7 and 8, 1902. A cordial invi- 
tation is extended to all Phis who may be able to be with us upon that 
occasion . 

Bro. William J. Fulton was married to Miss Laura Busey in Urbana, 
on November 2(). The members of Illinois Eta attended the wedding 
in a body and did their utmost to give the newly wedded couple a 
good start in life. 

During the holidays the interior of the chapter house is to be 
papered and renovated, and Illinois Eta expects to begin the new 
year in handsome and comfortable quarters. R. W. RuTT. 

Champaign, December 20, 1901. 


The opening of the second term will find two old members of Missouri 
Beta once more in college — Bros. Kent Wilson, who was compelled to 
drop out in October on account of serious illness, and Frank Weber, 
who was at Westminster last fall. 

The flattering prospects for a successful year reported in our last 
letter have been abundantly realized. I take this opportunity of in- 
troducing Bros. William Wilson Siebert, '05; Robert Kent Wilson, 
'05; Julian Gayle Miller, '05; Albert Henry Mueller, '05; Frederick 
Ashley Black, '05; John Jay Rice, Jr., '05; Charles Sevier, '05. Our 
chapter again has the satisfaction of reporting the initiation of every 
man to whom an invitation was extended. 

The football season was fairly successful, Bro. R. V,. Burch making 
a most popular manager of the football association and a Phi being 
captain of the eleven. Bro. L. M. White was unanimously elected 
captain for next year. 

The college oratorical contest will be held on January 20. Bro. 
Burch will represent us at this time, and Bro. Mitchell (who won last 
year and is therefore barred nowi will challenge the winner for the 
honor of representing the college in the state inter-collegiate contest. 

In college affairs the chapter holds its usual strong place. Bro. 
Yates is vice-president of the Y. M. C. A.; Bro. Burch is vice-president 
of the Philologic society; Bro. Mitchell has just completed his term 
as president of the Philalethian. Bro. Mitchell is editor-in-chief and 
Bro. Yates business manager of the Monthly, Bro. White is president 
of the athletic association, and Bro. Burch is baseball manager. 

The chapter is making preparations for a suitable celebration of 
alumni day, at which time it is planned to unveil a tablet in honor of 
Robert Morrison in the college chapel. It is hoped that visitors from 
the other Missouri chapters will be present and that a notable meeting 


may be had. Bro. Morrison himself will of course be present. We 
extend a cordial invitation to Phis who may be in Fulton to call at 
our house. L. M. Whitk. 

Fulton, January 11, 1902. 


Judging by the rumors that are being persistently circulated, the 
Louisiana Purchase exposition company will, in all probability, appro- 
priate the partially completed buildings of Washington University for 
use in the coming fair. If the rumors are true, it will be a serious 

?[uestion for the university to provide suitable quarters, until after the 
air, when the new site can be occupied. The buildings which the 
university occupies have been sold and must be vacated by July 1, 
1902. The only probable solution of the question is for the univer- 
sity to move into the buildings of the Mary Institute, a preparatory 
school for girls and a branch of Washington, to be vacated in June, 
1902, and remain there until the fair is over. 

Missouri Gamma began the season of 19<)1-1902 with ten old mem- 
bers and excellent prospects. Since September eight men have been 
initiated, whom Missouri Gamma begs to introduce: Bros. George 
Allen, Percy A. Boeck, Hamilton Daughaday, Samuel E. Eliot, Al- 
bert B. Gregory, Maury F. Jones, Alexander Skinker and Douglas 
Skinner. These men are all from the class of '05 and belong to the 
college and engineering school. Bro. Boeck is a brother of Bro. 
•Shorty* Boeck, '97, and Bro. Eliot is a cousin of Bro. Henry W. 
Eliot, '01. 

Missouri Gamma is proud to announce the marriage of one of its 
active members, Bro. O. Wayne Smith, '02, to Miss Lilian Bell, 
daughter of Mr. Leverett Bell, a prominent lawyer of St. Louis. Bro. 
Smith played on the 1900 football team and managed the 1901 foot- 
ball team, being prevented from plaving by an injury received on the 
1900 team. 

An innovation this year was an inter- fraternity handball tourna- 
ment between teams representing the B 6 IT, 2 A E and * A 9 chap- 
ters. Each team played a series of three games with the other two 
teams. * A 9 took first place, winning all six games of the two series. 

Washington has just completed a most successful football season, 
successful from an athletic but not from a financial standpoint. A 
stand for clean athletics was made this year, something unknown 
here for years, and the showing made was satisfactory to the univer- 
sity and encouraging to the students. The team played an uphill 
game, for it was composed of almost entirely new material. The first 
three games were defeats, but the next four were victories and the 
last game a tie. The team was managed by Bro. O. Wayne Smith 
and captained by Bro. Howard Hope, who also captained the West- 
minster team in 1S99 and played on the W^ashiiigton team of 1900. 
Bro. Gordon, also of Westminster football fame, played an excep- 
tional game at end and other positions. He is considered the most 
versatile player on the team and deserving of a place on a much bet- 
ter team than that put out by Washington this past season. He was 
the only member of the team who played in every game of the season. 
Much praise is due the coach who made such a success of raw mate- 
rial, and Washington hopes to have him back again in the fall of 1902. 

St. Ivouis, January 10, 1902. C. K. Glasgow. 



It is the great pleasure of Kansas Alpha to introduce as Phis the fol- 
lowing initiates : Edward Russell Moses, Jr., *04, Great Bend, Kan.; 
Lloyd Case Lakin, '05, Fort Scott, Kan.; Robert Young Jones, '05, 
Lvons, Kan.; Ray Francis Sexton, '05, Minneapolis, Kan.; Edwin 
Blakely Heinecke, '05, Jewell City, Kan.; Reed Byers, '05, Kansas 
City, Mo.; John Muir Sills, '08, Kansas City, Mo.; Curlis Elbridge 
Trussell, '04, Kansas City, Kan.; Robert Harmon Brooks, '05, Em- 
poria, Kan. The chapter has one pledged man, Marion Russell, who 
IS a brother of Bro. R. Coe Russell, of Kansas Alpha. Mr. Russell, 
while only a freshman, played right end on the Varsity team during 
part of the football season and was one of the few freshmen to be 
awarded a football ' K.' Bro. Trussell played on the university base- 
ball team year as pitcher and right fielder, while Bro. Sexton will 
he another Phi candidate for this year's team. 

The fraternity football team, under the captaincy of Bro. Walter 
Heinecke, recently won the inter-fraternity football championship for 
'0! by defeating the B 6 II team by a score of 1 1 to 5. The Betas were 
defeated for the first time in six j^ears, which makes our victory over 
tht-m all the more satisfactory to us and bitter to them. The chapter 
is now making preparations for a champion baseball team and a cham- 
pion tennis team. 

The chapter attended the annual Kansas-Missouri game in a body 
on Thanksgiving day, and while our team was defeated by a score of 
IS to 12, the unexpected defeat only served as a stimulus to nobler 
efforts on the gridiron next year. After the game the chapter, to- 
gether with the Missouri Alpha chapter, attended the annual alumni 
banquet given by our Kansas City alumni club and there renewed our 
pledges with 4> A B. 

* A <l> and O X E recently held their fall elections to membership. 
Bros. Alfred Seddon and Ralph Nelson were elected to * A *, while 
Bro. Ralph Nelson was also elected to 6 N E. This gives us a repre- 
sentation of five in <f> A <l>, the law fraternity, which is three more 
members than any other fraternity has, while it gives us three mem- 
bers in O N E, as many as any other fraternity has. 

<f> r A, through the assistance of her alumni, has recently purchased 
a fine chapter house here, thus making it the first fraternity at Kan- 
sas to own a home of its own. <f> P A heretofore has had no chapter 
house at all. II B * recently entered its new chapter house, built by 
two of her alunnuu. The house is a handsome one and admirably 
suited for entertaining. Our chapter, with the assistance of our local 
alumni, is now engaged on a plan to interest our alumni in a chapter 
house scheme by which we hope to build within a year's time. 

Oti the evening of December 11 the chapter gave its annual fall 
parly to introduce the new men. A large gathering of fraternity 
people attended. We are now making preparations for our annual 
spring pirty, to be held on the evening of February 7. The spring 
parlies given by the different fraternities and sororities are the lead- 
ing social events of the school year, and, as in the years past, we ex- 
pect to give the best party of the year. 

Tliere have been some rumors of anti-fraternity legislation here at 
Kansas, but, as yet, nothing definite is known. A T 12 has just entered 
the fraternity field here, thus bringing up the number of fraternities 
to seven. Three sororities are repre.sented and there are rumors of the 
organization of another sorority chapter. In cavSe of anti-fraternity 
legi.slation, there will be a goodly number of Greeks to uphold the 
fraternity caus?. Am'rkd M. Skddon. 

Lawrence, December 21, 1001. 



The total enrollment in the university is L*,»iOO, being an increase of 
about 100 over last year. Every one expected a decrease this year, 
because of a fee charged for registering, but this seems to have had 
little effect. 

We have had a very successful football season. Our only gam(^s 
lost were those to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Games have been ar- 
ranged with these universities for next year. It can be seen from this 
that they consider us a worthy opponent. Coach Booth will remain 
with us next year. Wisconsin tried to obtain him, but he gave the 
university here the opportunity to meet their offer, which was duly 
done. He is given a great deal of credit for placing Nebraska in its 
present position. Five thousand people went from here to witness 
the Nebraska-Minnesota game at Minneapolis. Nineteen Nebraska 
Phis took the trip, and we were entertained royally by the Minnesota 

Tiie fraternities in the universitj- are in a flourishing condition, all 
being in houses with the exception of three sororities. K K r, 11 B <l> 
and AAA. K K F is figuring on going into a house soon. 

Nebraska Alpha recommends the exchange of pennants to all the 
chapters. We have used the plan successfully in our province, all 
but a few chapters having responded. They have a very unique effect 
in a smoking or loafing room. 

Rro. Dreher Maitland had to leave school in order to assist his father 
in business. We miss him greatly at the chapter house. 

Lincoln, December 23, UK)1. Alex. C. Lav. 



The first term closes to-day. This has been a very prosperous session 
for the university and especially gratifying to Mississippi Alpha. Un- 
der the management of Bro. Fair, with F. W. Elmer, !2 A E, as cap- 
tain, the eleven has done remarkable work, for, notwithstanding their 
severe defeats at the hands of some much stronger opponents, they have 
succeeded in putting football in good standing again, and as the en- 
tire team, with one or two exceptions, will return next session, we 
will regain our position in southern athletics and, no doubt, will go 
even higher than that. J. M. Foster, * K ^'j is captain of next year's 
team. Bro. Magruder played quarter and Bro. Fair, left guard. 

Mr. M. H. Brown represented Chi of A K ?] at their convention held 
recently in Washington, D. C. Their next convention will be in 
Memphis, Tenn. 

In the contest held last week for position as representative of the 
university in the Mississippi inter- collegiate oratorical contest, Mr. vS. 
L. Field, K A, won the place. 

Bro. Bray is now business manager of the Rnoni, J. M. Foster, who 
formerly held the position, having withdrawn from school. Hro. Price 
is editor-in-chief of Ole Miss, the university annual, with James B. 
Leavell, 2 X, as business manager. 

A very extraordinary honor was conferred on Hro. Fair at a recent 
meeting of the athletic association. He was elected manager of the 
baseball team as a result of his ability shown in the management of 
the football team this fall. It seldom occurs that the same man is 
elected manager of both teams in the same year. T. H. Watkins, 
A K E, is captain, and although almost every position will have to be 


filled by new men, he hopes to put out a good team, as there will be 
an unusually large number of candidates. 

It Jias been the pleasure of the chapter to entertain its friends at 
several dances in the club rooms this term. The decorating and fur- 
nishing will be completed next term, and we hope to feel more at 
home in the future. 

The 'varsity minstrels and glee club will give an entertainment di- 
rectly after the holidays, after which they will make a tour of the 
state. Bros. Fair and Leathers are members. 

If mention of the weather is allowed, it may be of interest to some 
of our northern brothers to know that we have been experiencing 
some of the zero kind for the past week, the hardest freeze ever known 
here for December. Rem Price, Jr. 

University, December 20, 1901. 


The fall term closed December 23. 

Since the football season closed there has been a stir in forensic cir- 
cles, and the rival literary societies are busy arranging for an inter- 
society contest that takes place upon the reopening ol college after 
the holiday session. The annual debate with Texas has also begun to 
engage interest. The debate for the Carnot medal will be held early 
in February. Tulane is one of the four universities of the country at 
which the Carnot medal is founded. 

The football season closed on Thanksgiving with Mississippi. The 
season was very successful, especially financially. The team was 
strong this year, and much more than a match for any of our opj)o- 
nents. There was disappointment that with such a strong team Tu- 
lane did not meet some of the leading southern teams. Bro. Man- 
gum represented us on the team. Bro. Capdevielle played in the early 
games until debarred on a technicality. 

Since my last letter Louisiana Alpha has initiated Bros. Capdevielle 
and Earhardt, both members of the law school. Bro. Capdevielle is 
the son of the present mayor of our city, and Bro. Earhardt is son of 
the late postmaster of New Orleans. 

Bro. McBee, of Tennessee Beta, is at the medical department, and 
expects soon to affiliate formally. This will give us an active chapter 
of seventeen men a large chapter here. 

With the exception of A T ft and K 2, the standing of the other frater- 
nities in the academic department has not changed. A T 12 has ini- 
tiated two more men in this department. K 2 has held her first ini- 
tiation, taking about six men from the academic ranks and several 
from the medical. 

It was the pleasure of several of the members of Louisiana Alpha to 
meet Bro. Bordeaux, of Mississippi Alpha. He was in New Orleans 
several days and entertained representatives of Louisiana Alpha at a 
dinner. Bro. Bordeaux's wit and Phi reminiscences lent an especial 
charm to the occasion, and those present declared it a delightful af- 
fair. It was also the good fortune of a few of us to meet Bros. Askew, 
Halsey, Dawson and Parks, of Auburn, when they stopped off a day in 
the Crescent city with the Auburn football team en route home from 
Baton Rouge. We experienced further pleasure in meeting Bros. 
Fair and Magruder, of Mississippi, on the occasion of the Thanks- 
giving game. Bro. Steen, from Mississippi Alpha, who has been with 
us for three months, said farewell, much to our regret, last week. 

New Orleans, December 20, 1901. F. S. Vax Ingkn. 




The Phis of the nation's capital planned a series of monthly dinners 
for this season, and two have been held so far, on November IG and 
December 14, at the Raleigh. Each was attended by about twenty 
alumni, representing thirteen or fourteen college chapters in some 
ten different states. The dinners have been held at an early hour in 
the evening, and have been followed by informal social intercourse, 
instead of formal speeches. This has been satisfactory in that it has 
permitted those wishing to meet later engagements to leave whenever 
so disposed. 

The present officers of the Washington alumni are, president, Isaac 
R. Hitt, jr.; vice-president, Tracy L. Jeffords; secretary, George P. 
Chase; treasurer, Walter J. Douglas; reporter, Milo C. Summers. 
The work of these monthly meetings has so far fallen on a committee 
composed of George P. Chase, Dr. Edwin M. Hasbrouck and Edward 
W. Holmes, and to them is due all the credit for what success has 
been attained. 

Among the members who have been young enough to attend these 
monthly meetings are B. F. Adams, Frederick H. Austin, Claude N. 
Bennett, B4ward P. Bailey, George P. Chase, Albert R. Dyer, Ervin 
E. Ewell, Charles J. Groseclose, Dr. Edwin M. Hasbrouck, William 
C. Hill, Coye L. Himebaugh, Isaac R. Hitt, jr., Edward W. Holmes, 
Tracy L. Jeffords, Lieut. Charles A. McAllister, George E. O'Bryon, 
Charles B. Sornborger, Wallace K. Stansell, Milo C. Summers, Had- 
ley H. Walch, Hon. George W. Prince and Hon. W. G. Brantly. 

Milo C. Summers. 

December 28, 1901. 


The Toledo alumni club gave a dinner at the University club on the 
evening of January 3, 1902, in honor of Bro. H. H. Ward, president 
of the general council. Those present were Bros. Campbell Coyle, 
E. E. McCammon, Jno. R. Calder, Frank B. Templeton, Perry G. 
Jones, Carl W. Beckham, E. S. BarkduU, B. W. Dawley, Harry B. 
Fowler, Jno. C. Munger, C. F. Dowd, E. R. Thomas, A. V. Evans, 
W. W. Blackman, Hugh F. Schunck, T. T. Kelsey, Wm. H. Bacon, 
W. R. Bayes, R. D. Hollington, J. P. Gardiner, Wm. Gardiner, Asher 
Brand, A. B. Baldwin, Robt. Tucker, J. W. Benschoter, T. H. Morse, 
M. W. Ross and John B. Ballou, of Bowling Green, president of Delta 

The club held its first meeting and elected permanent officers on 
September 13, 1901. On that evening a banquet was held at the Uni- 
versity club. Bro. John B. Ballou acted as toastniaster. The officers 
elected were Robert Tucker, Buchtel, '91, president; Dr. Byron Willis 
Dawley, Michigan^ '01, treasurer; Maxwell Wright Ross, Ohio Wcs- 
leyan^ '88, reporter. President Tucker is assistant United States dis- 
trict attorney here. INIaxwki.l W. Ross, 
rr January 4, 1902. 


The general council of our fraternity met at Chicago, for the transac- 
tion of business, on November 27-30, 1901, at the Victoria hotel. 

While here the members composing the council were the recipients 
of much attention by the Chicago brethren, including the alumni in 
the city and the active members at Northwestern University and at 


the University of Chicago. On Wednesday uoon, shortly after they 
arrived, the members of the 'G. C/, as they are known to all Phis, 
were entertained by Bro. John T. Boddie, Vattderbilt, '87, at the Iro- 
quois club. Those present were Bros. Hubert H. Ward, P. G. C, 
Frank J. R. Mitchell, S. G. C, John H. Dewitt, T. G. C, Royall H. 
Switzler, H. G. C, Bro. Boddie, Harold L. Ickes, Chicago, '97, and 
William O. Wilson, Chicago, '97. 

That evening the visitors were guests at dinner of the Illinois Beta 
chapter at its house, .'>7I9 Monroe avenue, and on the following 
morning they witnessed the Thanksgiving day football game between 
Chicago and Wisconsin on Marshall Field, as guests of the Chicago 

On the evening of that day, headed by Bro. Miller, and acting un- 
der the advice of Bro. Richard Henry Little, the general council as 
individuals visited a Chicago theater. 

On Friday morning the general council transacted business. At 
noon they lunched at the Hamilton club with the Chicago alumni. In 
the evening they went to Evanston as the guests of Bro. Mitchell at 
a dinner partv made up of Prof. Baird of Northwestern University 
and Bros. Ward, Miller, DeWitt, Switzler, Hyde, Banta, M. H. Baird, 
R. W. Baird, Lamkin, Wilson and Mitchell. 

Saturday afternoon, Illinois Alpha chapter at Northwestern Univer- 
sity took the visiting officers for a drive through the streets of Evans- 

The social features of the visit to Chicago were concluded with a 
dinner given by the Chicago alumni on Saturday evening at the Vic- 
toria hotel. President Kidder of the Chicago alumni club presided as 
toastmaster, and Bros. W^ard, DeWitt, Miller, Switzler, Banta, Little, 
Harbert, Gookins, Mitchell, Higbee and Fullenwider responded to 
toasts. The following Phis were present : Hubert H. Ward, Ohio 
Stah\''M)\ Frank J. R. Mitchell, Xorth'.cestcrn, '!)»>; Hugh Th. Miller, 
nutlcr, 'SS; John H. DeWitt, Vandcrbilt, '94; Royall H. Switzler, 
Afissouri, '9S; Henry M. Kidder, Norihiccsicni, '.VJ; William S. Har- 
bert, IVahash, '(U; James V. Gookins, IVahash, '04; Geo. Banta, Indi- 
ana, '7(); John T. Boddie. Winderhlt. '«7; Charles S. McCoy, Frank- 
tin, 'S7 ; C. D. Beebe. Illinois, '97 ; George Barr, Illinois, '97 ; John 
A. Rogers, North7ccsfcrn, '92; Edward S. Antisdale, Michigan, '0() ; 
Lewis H. Blanchard. Darhnoiith, '97; W. E. Moore, Missouri, '97; O. 
R. Hardy, Michigan, *91; Malcolm Baird, Xorthwcsicrn, '02; W. E. 
Higbee, Illinois li^cslcvan, 'H.'i ; James A, Fullenwider, Illinois IVcs- 
Icvan, 'SL>; E. O. Grover, Darhnoulh, '94; Lafayette W. Case. Chicago, 
'01; Ralph S. Mueller, Xehraska, '9S{; Geo. Northrup, IVilliams, '97; 
Hubert Clapp, Purdue, '01; H. J. Hapgood. Darlmouth, '9(); Freder- 
ick L. Davies, Cornell, 'HS; Richard Henry Little, Illinois Wesleyan, 
'9.'> ; Edward B. Hvde, Purdue, '!»"); Louis A. Westerman, Nebraska, 
'9r,; William O. Wilson. Chicago, '97. 

The members of the fraternity in general may judge of the amount 
of time left for the disposition of business by our 'G. C 

One thing which pleased the members of the party was the innova- 
tion of the Chicago alumni in meeting once a week to lunch together 
at some central point. Through the membership of some of the Phis 
in the Hunilton club, the courtesies of the club are extended to the 
Chicago alumni on Friday noon. The plan will undoubtedly be rec- 
ommended to the alumni of other cities. 

It was a great pleasure to the Phis of Chicago to meet in a body 
all of the members of the general council. These members are be- 
coming veterans in the service of the order, and their faces are known 


to most Phis everywhere. It has been the ambition of the alumni of 
Chicago to keep in close touch with each other, and while they can 
not muster the immense number which attend the Phi banquets in 
New York, they still feel sure that they meet oftener than any group 
of alumni body of Greek-letter men in the country, and this visit of 
the officers of the fraternity will add new interest to the meetingfs. '\ j 
December 21. 1901. William Otis Wilson. 

The Toronto University authorities have leased university 
ground to a fraternity for chapter house purposes, also 
'smoothing the financial path for the undertaking.' 

The * International Encyclopaedia,' by Dodd, Mead & Co., 
will contain, in its next edition an exhaustive article on 
college fraternities, with a plate of their badges in proper 

The Columbia chapter of 4^ Y has just completed a $50,000 
chapter- house on One-hundred-and-fifteenth street, four 
doors from Riverside drive. It is five stories high, with a 
roof garden. 

At Union this year A * has 4 members and 2 <^, 8. At the 
other extreme are A Y with 23 men, and A A * with 21. 
The other six fraternities have from 11 to 14 men each. 
* A e has 12. 

At Randolph- Macon last fall K 2 took two new men; <^ K 2, 
one new and one old student; K A and * A 0, one new man 
each. The 2 X chapter is dead, as no Sigs returned to col- 
lege this session. 

Aleph Samech, a junior society at Cornell, which elects an- 
nually 17 members, has declared itself * non-secret,' in order 
to secure members from fraternities which do not allow their 
members to join other * secret' fraternities. 

Princeton, though nominally a non-fraternity college, has a 
chapter of * B K and a large number of clubs which are 
local fraternities, with houses, badges and secrecy. A new 
club, the 'Cloister,' was organized last year. 

The ATA Rainbow, the <^ K ^I' Shield, and the Phi Gaunna 
Delta have come out in new covers and new dress generally, 
greatly to the improvement of their appearance. The Phi 
Gamma Delta is printed by the printers of The Sckoix. 



Lajising — Willard S. Kedzie, '83, is an assayer at Ouray, 

Ohio — H. O. Dutter, '94, has removed from Clyde to Bryan, 

Lansing — Wilford C. Stryker, '84, is farming near Dayton, 

Lansiiig — Clark Hubbell, '88, is practicing law at Chehalis, 

Westminster — Wm. C. Swope, '00, is in business in Kansas 
City, Mo. 

Lansing — William R. Hubbert, '81, is practicing medicine 
in Detroit. 

Lansing — H. E. Bunce, '90, is in the lumber business in 

La7ising — Ralph D. Sessions, '78, is farming near Green- 
ville, Mich. 

Lansijig — Dr. Charles Bloodgood, '77, is now practicing in 
Clinton, Iowa. 

Lansing — Howard M. Holmes, '81, is on the staff of the 
Detroit JoumaL 

Nebraska — C. V. Nusz. '95, is with the Michigan Sugar Co., 
at Bay City, Mich. 

Wesfmifister — M. N. Ferguson, '97, is practicing law at 
Stephenville, Texas. 

Wabash — Frederick G. Wishard, '94, is practicing dentis- 
try at Franklin, Ind. 

Lansing — Clarence E. Smith, '84, is in the real eatate busi- 
ness at Waukegan, 111. 

Mississippi — R. L. Lewis, '96, is treasurer of the Columbus 
(Miss.) Cotton Oil Co. 

De Pauw — Samuel E. Dove, '01, is teaching in the Kendall- 
ville, Ind., high school. 

Purdue — M. B. Wells, '94, is an associate professor at Ar- 
mour Institute, Chicago. 

Lansing — O. J. Root, '89, is superintendent of the Lansing 
Iron and Engine Works. 


Lansing — Dorr J. Stryker, 'S->. represents the Standard 
Oil Co., at Rockland, Me. 

Michigan — Ned G. Begle. 01, is instructor in the high 
school at Escanaba, Mich. 

Hillsdale — J. C. Newcomer, '91, is pastor of the M. E. 
church at Centreville, Mich. 

Hillsdale — N. B. Sloan, '97. is professor of science in the 
Lansing, Mich., high school. 

Iowa Wesleyan — ^Jesse Nelson, '75, is proprietor of the Ea- 
gle hotel. North Judson, Ind. 

Westminster — B. G. Boone, '97, is a candidate for prosecut- 
ing attorne}- in Henry county, Mo. 

Lansing — Coie L. Himebaugh, '87, is a special examiner of 
the pension bureau at Indianapolis. 

Hillsdale — Harry S. Myers, '9o, is principal of the prepara- 
tory department of Hillsdale College. 

Union — Harry A. Barrett, '01, now a junior at the Albany 
law school, has been elected to <^ A *. 

Indiana — Chas. E. Compton, '96, is practicing law at 107 
\V. Franklin street, Elkhart, Indiana. 

Randolph' Macon — Rev. T. McN. Simpson, '77, has received 
the degree of D. D. from his alma mater, 

Westminster — Jas. T. Montgomery, '83, is a candidate for 
prosecuting attorney of Pettis county, Mo. 

Lafayette — H. K. McCauley, '79, is secretary and treasurer 
of the Altoona Iron company, Altoona, Pa. 

Wisconsin — ^J. C. Gaveney, '85, Arcadia, WivS., is * A 0's 
representative in the Wisconsin state senate. 

Northwestern — Neal D. Tomy, '01, has recently become 
sporting editor of the Detroit Evefiifig Neics. 

Ohio Wesleyan — W. E. O'Kane, '87, is manager of the 
Methodist Book Concern at Kansas City, Mo. 

Franklin — Allan W. Clark, '01, is manager and half owner 
of the Arkansas Baptist at Little Rock, Ark. 

Michigaji — J. Walter Whitson, '03, is pursuing his course 
at the University of Illinois, Champaign, 111. 

Texas — C. E. Johnson, '01, is practising law at Houston, 
Texas. His address is 915 Congress avenue. 


Michigan — Clarence W. Raynor, '98, is in the U. S. Engi- 
neer's office, Campau building, Detroit, Mich. 

Ohio Wesleya7i — Walter E. Miller, '87, is principal of the 
Elizabeth Training School, Petersburg, Tenn. 

Ohio Wesleya?i — Edward S. Barkdull, '88, is rector of the 
Church of the Holy Spirit, at Lake Forest, 111. 

Texas — ^J. V. W. Holmes, '00, is cashier and a director of 
the First national bank, of Sweetwater, Texas. 

Califoryiia — Ross Morgan, '91, is engaged in civil, mining 
and hydraulic engineering at Sutter Creek, Cal. 

Lafayette — John M. Chick, '00, is studying law in the office 
of Pliny B. Smith, 184 Dearborn street, Chicago. 

Lehigh — S. B. Knox, '93, is a civil engineer with the Fort 
Pitt bridge works, at 45 Broadway, New York city. 

Washington and Lee — Battle McLester is an attorney and 
counselor at law at 404-6 Temple Court, Chattanooga. 

Texas — Charles K. Lee, '"ffi^, is a member of the law firm of 
Terry, Ballinger, Smith & Lee, of Georgetown, Texas. 

Sewance — J. Overton Paine, '84, is a member of the banking 
house, J. Overton Paine & Co., 7 Wall street, New York. 

Layising — Ray Stannard leaker, '89, is an associate editor of 
McClure' s Magazine, and a contributor to Collier's Weekly, 

Hayiover — ^J. W. Lagrange, '86, of Franklin, has been re- 
elected treasurer of the Indiana state board of agriculture. 

Southwestern — W\ L. Dean, '90, is located at Huntsville, 
Texas, a member of the law firm of Ball, Dean & Humphrey. 

Ohio Wesley an — ^James M. Butler, '92, is a member of the 
law firm, Booth, Keating, Peters & Butler, Columbus, Ohio. 

Lansing — Nelson S. Mayo, '^"^^ is professor of veterinary 
science in the Kansas Agricultural College, at Manhattan. 

Hillsdale — Oliver Willard Pierce, '91, is serving his second 
term as president of the Indiana music teachers' association. 

De Pauw — Prof. A. R. Priest, '91, of the University of 
Washington, resides at 4749 Fifteenth avenue, N. E , Seat- 

Pennsylvania — John P. Gardiner, '01, captain of the 1901 
Pennsylvania crew which rowed at Henley and member of 
the eleven, was a linesman at the West Point- Annapolis 
football game. 


Apnhcrsf — D. B. Trefethen, who was at the Harvard law 
school last year, is uow practiciug law in Seattle, Washing- 

California — J. B. Reinstein. '78, is one of the prosperous 
lawyers of San Francisco. His office is at 217 Sansome 

Ohio State— h. F. Sater, '98, is located at IW North High 
street, Columbus, Ohio, where he is engaged in the practice 
of law\ 

Nebraska — L. A. Westerman, '97, is with the Barnes-Cros- 
by Co. and A. Zeese Co. , engravers and electrotypers. of 

Centre — Senator J. C. S. Blackburn, '07, was married to 
Mrs. Mary E. Blackburn at Washington, D. C, December 
11, 1901. 

Indianapolis — Frank C. Olive, '97, is a candidate for the 
Republican nomination as representative from Marion 
county, Ind. 

l^nion — Robi. C. Gambee, '99, of Englewood, X. J., an- 
nounces the birth of Alanson Sumner Gambee on Novem- 
ber 21, 1901. 

Vanderbilt — Pope Taylor, '89, has been appointed manager 
of the East Tennessee Telephone Co., with headquarters at 

De Pauw — ^Joseph E. Neff, '91, of South Bend, and Miss 
Anna Florence Young, '94, K A 0, were married last fall at 
Rushville, 111. 

Bnehtel—QhdiS. B. Wright, '80, has been since 1885 profes- 
sor of English literature and rhetoric in Middlebury Col- 
lege, Vermont. 

Ohio State — John B. Ballon, '98, president of Delta prov- 
ince, became the proud father of a charming daughter on 
January 8, 1902, 

Westtninster — E. C. Henderson, '93, is traveling in Texas 
for a St. Louis hat firm. Hro. Henderson was formerlv 
with D. L. Auld. 

Cornell — Charles C. Hrovvn, '78, of Indianapolis, is edilor- 
in-chief of Municipal Engineering, which is printed by the 
publishers of The Scroll and is the authority in its line. 
The manager of the magazine is Bro. A. D. Thompson, one 
of the early members of Illinois Eta. 


Lafayette — Walter Hubley, '00, is in the office of the super- 
intendent of the Monongahela division of the Pennsylvania 
R. R., at Pittsburgh. 

Pennsylvania — Geo. P. Chase, '95, is an attorney and coun- 
selor at law in the Columbian building, 416 Fifth street, N. 
W., Washington, D. C. 

Lafayette— Dr , McCluney Radcliffe, '77, ex-H. G. C, has 
been appointed grand steward by the grand master of the 
Masons of Pennsylvania. 

Amherst — R. V. Ingersoll, '97, has been appointed private 
secretary to Geo. L. Rives, the newly-elected corporation 
council of New York city. 

Missouri — ^J. C. Tipton, '92, is now resident- manager at 
Chicago for the General Manifold company. His office is 
at 1031 Monadnock building. 

Randolph' Macon — W. E. Thompson, '89, received the de- 
gree of D. D. , from Hendrix College last commencement. 
He is preaching in Arkansas. 

G^^//)'5^wr^— Melville Titus Huber, '01, is with Titus & 
Huber (insurance and real estate), at 333 Potter building, 
33 Park Row, New York city. 

India7iapolis — ^John Arthur Kautz, '85, has been appointed 
and confirmed as postmaster at Kokomo, Indiana, where he 
is editor of the Gazette- Tribune, 

Indianapolis — S. J. Tomlinson, '75, once an editor of The 
Scroll, has been installed as pastor of the Hillside Avenue 
Christian church, at Indianapolis. 

Westminster — Wylie H. Forsythe, '94, formerly captain and 
assistant surgeon, U. S. V., is now house surgeon at the 
Woman's Hospital, New York city. 

Lansiyig — Irving H. Bates, '87, is general agent of the De- 
troit Graphite Co., for New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, 
with headquarters at Buffalo, N. Y. 

Indiatiapolis — A. L. Ward, '99, now minister of the Chris- 
tian church at Martinsville, Ind., has been called to the pas- 
torate of a Christian church at Chester, England. 

Westminster— Q2Lipt. John Wilbur Ward, '02, of the 33d reg- 
iment, U. S., is back from service in the Philippines. Cap- 
tain Ward was promoted for conspicuous gallantry in face 
of the enemy. 


Ohia—T. H. Sheldon, '01, is with the Portland Gold Min- 
ing Co., at Victor, Colo. His brother, W. R. Sheldon, is a 
student in the University of Denver. 

Missouri — George F. Maitland, *99, is on the engineering 
corps of the Union Pacific railroad company, with head- 
quarters at present at Carter, Wyoming. 

C. C. A^. K, *pj/ Columbia, 'p^ — Franklin B. Ware has 
been elected to the assembly of the state of New York from 
New York city. He ran on the fusion ticket. 

Lansiyig — A. B. Cordley, "'^^y is professor of entomology 
in the Oregon Agricultural College, at Corvallis. — E. R. 
Lake, *85, is teaching in the same institution. 

Buchtel—^^v. Irving C. Tomlinson, '80, is first reader of 
the First Church of Christ (Christian Science) at Concord, 
N. H., the home of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy. 

De Pauw — Lawrence R. Cartwright, '00, is professor of 
rhetoric and oratory in Washburn College, Topeka, Kan. 
His debating team defeated Grinnell last spring. 

Amherst — F. H. Klaer, '00, is on the University of Penn- 
sylvania relay team which is to run against Harvard at the 
Boston athletic association games on February 8. ' ^ : 

Hillsdale — G. W. Green, '95, resigned the principalship of 
the Dowagiac, Mich., high school last June, to enter the 
medical department of the University of Michigan. 

Missouri — Wm. F. Switzler, '00, has recently removed from 
St. Louis to Boston to be associated in business with his 
brother, Clifford T. Switzler, '94, at 34 Oliver street. 

Franklin — F. M. Griffith, '74, is certain of renomination as 
congressman from the fourth district of Indiana, unless 
some unforeseen combination of his opponents occurs. 

Lansing — Richard H. Galley, '78, is a member of the firm 
in charge of the New York Mutual Life Insurance Co.'s in- 
terests in eastern Michigan, with headquarters at Detroit. 

Columbia — B. M. L. Ernst, '99, delegate at Louisville, is 
one of the founders of a bi-weekly comic periodical, which 
is called Xh^ Jester , and is similar to the Harvard Lampoon, 

Brown — Dr. Guy M. Whipple, '97, has been appointed lect- 
urer in the educational department at Cornell. He has been 
in the department of psychology at Cornell for the last three 
years, having studied previously at Clark University. 

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Gettysburg — Rev. Holmes Dysinger, D. D., '78, is pastor of 
the Lutheran church at Kansas City, Mo. — Rev. M. F. 
Troxell, D. D., '80, is pastor of the Lutheran church at St. 
Joseph, Mo. 

Lansing — Otis Fuller, '75, warden of the Michigan reform- 
atory, Ionia, Mich., delivered the principal address before 
the national prison congress, which recently convened at 
Kansas City, Mo. 

Ohio State — Frank J. Holgan, '01, after taking special work 
in the department of ceramics at Ohio State University, has 
taken a position with the Fort Dodge Stoneware company, 
Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

Frankliji — E. L. Stevenson, '81, now a member of the Rut- 
gers faculty, was one of the speakers at the annual meeting 
of the American Historical Association in Washington, 
D. C, December oO. 

Vermont— \. J. Vail, '98, has been with W. S. Leavitt & 
Co., of Boston, Mass., as traveling salesman since Septem- 
ber, 1899. Bro. Vail's address is 704 Chamber of Com- 
merce, Boston, Mass. 

Indiana — E. E. Ruby, '97, former president of Epsilon 
province, is professor of Latin in Illinois College, Jackson- 
ville, 111., where William J. Bryan and Governor Richard 
Yates were graduated. 

Ohio — A. E. Price, '88, who was a leading member of the 
last Ohio legislature, has been re-elected and was promi- 
nently mentioned for speaker of the body, being the candi- 
date of the Foraker faction. 

Dc Pauiv — Joseph E. Crews, '82, is manager of the Wells- 
Fargo express company at Minneapolis, Minn., and has a 
hand out for all passing Phis at his office on Hennepin 
avenue, near the West hotel. 

Seivanec — Dr. Basil L. Gildersleeve, '86, has received the 
degree of LL. D. from the University of Chicago, in recog- 
nition of his studies in Greek syntax. He was similarly 
honored at the Yale bi-centennial. 

Ohio Wcsieyan — David Richards Gray, '90, is general freight 
agent and head of the passenger department of the South- 
ern Pacific railroad, Atlantic and Pacific systems, with his 
office at Salt Lake city, Utah. Bro. Gray has held this 
position since October, 1892. 


De Pau'u- — Francis T. Stalls. *9S, is working for the Natu- 
ral Food Co., of Niagara Falls, X. Y., and studying law at 
the College of the City of New York. His address is 2^^7 
Cumberland street, Brooklyn. N. Y. 

Kansas — General Frederick Funston. 'V>2, has returned home 
from the Philippines on sick leave. While he was crossing 
the Pacific a son was bom to him at Oakland, Cal., his wife 
having preceded him there a few weeks. 

C. C. X. y. — William H. Treat, 'SO. managing partner of 
E. B. Treat & Co., publishers and importers, of New York 
city, died of pneumonia, at his home in Mount \'ernon, on 
December 27, HK)1, aged thirty-three years. 

Northivestem — Wendell P. Kay, '0(>, has been appointed 
master in chancery for Iroquois county, 111. He was a 
classmate of Bro. F. J. R. Mitchell, S. G. C, and a mem- 
ber of the famous Evanston life sa\nug crew. 

Miami — Prof. Alfred Emerson, '82, who has been abroad 
under an appointment from the University of California to 
collee-t works of ancient art, is considered the chief author- 
ity, in this country, on ancient and medieval art. 

Dartmouth — Geo. W. Shaw, 'ST, at present chemist of the 
Colorado Sugar Manufacturing Co., has accepted a position 
as assistant professor of agricultural chemistry in charge of 
the beet sugar department at the University of California. 

Centre — Rev. Thomas Tracy, '6'), is a missionary at Fate- 
garh, N. W. P., India. He has a son and daughter engaged 
in mission work in other parts of India. Bro. Tracy has 
been at work in the northwest provinces for over thirty years. 

Laivrvjice — D. Judson Jenne, '•")9, is president of the Jenue 
creamery system and is living at Berlin, Wis. His son, E. 
H. Jenne, Wabash, '91, is associated with him in business 
there. Another son, C. F. Jenne, De PaWiV, '90, died in 

Cornell — H, F. Whiting, '92, has been a member of the 
faculty of Dickinson College for the last nine years. Bro. 
Whiting was initiated by Pennsylvania Eta, and has always 
shown a deep interest in the fraternity and all that con- 
cerns it. 

Colby — Solomon Gallert, '8(S, who has been practicing law 
at Rutherfordton, N. C, for several years, is being actively 
mentioned by the Democratic newspapers of the tenth i Ashe- 
ville) district as a candidate for the congressional nomina- 
tion this year. 


California — D. B. Huntley, '74, who has during the past 
five years been in charge of several mines in Idaho, left on 
New Year's day for South Africa to take charge of seven 
gold mines owned by an English syndicate. His salary is to 
be $20,000 a year. 

Gettysburg — Henry H. Eberhardt, '95, has been treasurer 
of Salina county, Kansas, for three years. When elected 
Bro. Eberhardt was the youngest county treasurer in the 
state. He was married last October to Miss Leachman, of 
Des Moines, Iowa. 

Aviherst, 'gj. — Raymond V. Ingersoll, who has been en- 
gaged in sociological work for the past two years at the 
Maxwell House, Brooklyn, N. Y., has been elected magis- 
trate-at-large for Brooklyn. He was the fusion candidate 
against Tammany Hall. 

California — H. B. Torrey, '95, has published in the Ameri- 
can Naturalist an account of an unprecedented invasion of a 
micro-organism in the waters of the Pacific along the south- 
ern coast of California, changing the water's color and pro- 
ducing an offensive odor. 

Ohio — President A. E. Leonard, '88, of the Michigan sys- 
tem of normal schools, and editor of the fonrnal of Peda- 
gogy, succeeded in getting the largest appropriation from 
the last legislature that has ever before been granted for a 
like purpose in Michigan. 

Miami, \^2 — November 22 was observed in all the schools of 
Indiana as Harrison day, commemorative exercises being 
held and contributions being made to the Harrison monu- 
ment fund. One of the schools of Indianapolis is named the 
Benjamin Harrison school. 

Cornell — R. D. Starbuck, '00, two years captain and last 
year head coach of the Cornell eleven, was married on Jan- 
uary 13, 1902, at Chicago, to Miss Alice McCauley, whose 
sister was married at the same time to Mr. G. B. Wal bridge, 
captain of the Lafayette eleven in 1896. 

Colnmbia — B. M. L. Ernst, '99 (law '02), crowned a phe- 
nomenal career in inter-collegiate debate by again represent- 
ing his «//;/« mater on December 13, 1901, against the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania team. Accounts of Bro. Ernst's 
achievements have appeared already in Thk Scroi*l. He 
will act as coach of the 'varsity debating teams during the 
remainder of his senior year. His last appearance was his 
fifth in inter- collegiate debate. 



Buchtel — Among the trustees of Buchtel College are D. R. 
Crissinger. '85; C. P. Henry, '91; H. A. Kelly, '79; A. A. 
Stearns, *79; Robert Tucker, '91. The convention of the 
Universalist church at which these trustees were named 
was presided over by Bro. C. F. Henry. 

De Pauw — Jesse F. Brumback, '95, has succeeded Bro. J. 
M. Walker, '96, as professor of rhetoric and oratory at De 
Pauw. He comes from the University of South Dakota to 
his new work. After graduation he studied at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago and taught in Minnesota. 

Frayiklin — Henry Eitel, '74, is treasurer of the Kelley Ax 
Mfg. Co., of Alexandria, Ind., the largest establishment of 
its kind in the world. Bro. Eitel, who is a brother-in-law 
of the Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley, is vice-presi- 
dent of the Union Trust Co. of Indianapolis. 

Dartmouth — Selwyn K. Dearborn, '01, was married Septem- 
ber 4 to Miss Eda Frances, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George 
Henry Mann, of Woodsville, N. H. After a brief trip Mr. 
and Mrs. Dearborn went to Hanover, where they will reside 
while Bro. Dearborn takes a course in the medical school. 

Centre — Dr. L. S. McMurtry, '70, is president of the facul- 
ties of the Hospital Medical College of Louisville and the 
Louisville College of Dentistry. 'Dr. McMurtry is every- 
where recognized as one of the foremost American pelvic 
and abdominal surgeons,' says the Buffalo Medical JoumaL 

Vanderbilt — Hill McAlister, '97, is assistant city attorney 
of Nashville. On November 27 he was married to Miss 
Louise Jackson, youngest daughter of the late Justice How- 
ell E. Jackson, of the U. S. supreme court. Bro. McAlister 
is a son of Judge W. K. McAlister, of the supreme court of 

Va7iderbilt — William Clarke Rawson, '82, died of pneumo- 
nia, at Atlanta, Ga., on January 6, 1902, aged 40 years. He 
leaves a wife and four children. A man of large means, he 
was interested in various manufacturing enterprises. For 
the past two years he had been a member of the city coun- 
cil of Atlanta. 

Columbia — Rev. Chas. H. Hayes, '90, associate professor of 
philosophy in Trinity College, Hartford, has accepted a call 
to the chair of evidences of religion in the General Theolog- 
ical Seminary, to take effect next fall. It is said that Mr. 
Hayes is the youngest teacher in the country to receive so 
high an honor. 


Lehigh — B. F. Cresson, Jr., '94, is with the firm of Jacobs 
& Davies, consulting engineers, r2<S Broadway, New York. 
Bro. Cresson is assistant engineer in charge of the various 
terminal schemes, tunnels and so on, contemplated by the 
Pennsylvania Railroad and the Long Island railroad for 
entrance into New York city. 

Dickinson — Charles E. Zeigler, '96, since graduation in medi- 
cine in 1900 at the University of Pennsylvania, has a posi- 
tion in the Allegheny general hospital, Allegheny, Pa. — 
George C. Bucher, '95, who was stationed at Wheatland, 
N. D., has accepted a call from the church at Dry Run, 
Franklin county, Pennsylvania. 

Colinnhia — J. M. Mayer, '86, has been appointed by Mayor 
Low as justice of the court of special sessions to succeed 
Justice Jerome. Hro. Mayer is well known in * A as for- 
mer province president and editor of The Scroll. His last 
appearance was at the Philadelphia convention, and we all 
expect to see him in New York this fall. 

Ohio — S. E. Wayland, '80, at the meeting of the independ- 
ent telephone association of the United States, held at Buf- 
falo last June, was elected a member of the advisory board 
of that organization. Bro. Wayland enjoys the distinction 
of being one of the organizers of the first company incorpo- 
rated to compete with the Bell company. 

Ohio Wesleyaii — Frank McAnally was married June 7, 1901, 
to Miss Elizabeth SchafFer, of Virginia, 111. Bro. McAnally 
is pastor of the First M. E. church, of Raymond, 111. Dur- 
ing the coming year he expects to complete his work for the 
Ph. D. degree, at Chicago. He helped to secure two Phis 
for the Michigan chapter in the last few years. 

Wooster — Rev. R. V. Huiiter, '77, has accepted a call to the 
Central Presbyterian church of Buffalo, N. Y. He has 
twice been pastor of the Seventh Presbyterian church of 
Indianapolis, each time for a term of several years. He 
was well known throughout Indiana, being state president 
of the Y. P. S. C. E. and of the anti-saloon league. 

Broivn — ^Jeremiah Holmes, '02, has been made general sec- 
retary of the Y. M. C. A. at Brown. He has been president 
of ilie college association and was last year president of his 
class. He belongs to the honorary senior society, the Cani- 
marian club. He will begin his duties as general secretary 
next fall and probably continue Y. M. C. A. work after 
graduation indefinitely. 


Missouri — Jouett H. Shouse, 'i>*^ who has for some time 
been the successful manager and chief owner of the Lexing- 
ton, Ky., Morning Democrat, has sold his interest, in order 
to retire and accept 'certain offers which he thought it in- 
compatible with good business judgment to decline.' Bro. 
Shouse has been a valued friend of Kentucky Epsilon. 

Emory 2mA VancUrbilt — Frank S. Palmer, '09, is practicing 
law at Waynesboro, Ga. He was married August 1, 1901, 
to Miss Bessie Quinney, sister of Gray Quinney, Georgia 
Beta, '01. Bro. Palmer was at the Philadelphia, Columbus 
and Louisville conventions. During his two years at Van- 
derbilt he was the champion college pitcher of the south. 

Franklin — Harry Paskins, '03, died on December 30, 1901, 
near Trafalgar, Ind., of complications arising from catarrh. 
He was 20 years old and had completed his sophomore year 
at Franklin. He had been football and track manager, and 
was a popular, successful student. The funeral services 
were conducted by Bro. C. H. Hall, '72, and the pall bear- 
ers were all members of <^ A 0. 

Westminster — E. P. Maule, '98, who, after leaving college, 
made for himself a national reputation as a racing bicyclist, 
is now an architect in St. Louis. Under his direction the 
first modern, steel- frame structure was erected in Porto 
Rico last year. Great care had to be exercised to make the 
building earthquake and cyclone proof, but success is said 
to have crowned the architect's efforts. a 

Mercer — Rev. Jasper C. Massee, '92, is pastor of the Park 
Baptist church, at Mansfield, Ohio. He was called a year 
ago to the Ashland avenue Baptist church of Toledo, the 
most influential church of that denomination in northwest- 
ern Ohio, but the Mansfield church prevailed upon him to 
remain and doubled his salary. He is considered one of the 
strongest young ministers of his church. 

Washingto7i — C. A. Bohn, '93, editor of the song book, has 
been at the Yampa mine, Bingham, Utah, since early last 
fall. He expects to attend the next national convention, as 
usual. He was in Salt Lake city at the recent Pan-Hellenic 
banquet, and we are indebted to him for a menu card. He 
is now at Salt Lake but will leave soon for Mexico. His 
permanent address is Box 555, Leadville, Colo. About a 
year ago a mine in which Bro. Bohn was largely interested, 
and which was advertised in Thk vScroll at the time, proved 
to be extremely valuable property. 


Indiajia — Henry W. Ruoff, '90, who has received the degrees 
of A. M. and D. C. L. from Harvard and Columbian, re- 
spectively, since graduation at Indiana, and held a chair at 
Pennsylvania State College, is principal of the Home Cor- 
respondence School, of Springfield, Mass. Mr. William 
Raimond Baird, editor of the Beta Theta Pi, is in charge 
of the law department in this school. Bro. Ruoff was assist- 
ant ethnologist at the Columbian exposition. 

Kansas — William Allen White, '90, has gone to Colorado 
Springs to rest and recuperate. Senator T. C. Piatt, who 
at first announced his intention of bringing a libel suit 
against Mr. White and McClure's Magazine, has wisely de- 
cided to let the matter drop. In Harper's Weekly of Feb- 
ruary 1, 1902, there appears a portrait of Mr. White and 
a description of the circumstances under which his famous 
editorial on 'What's the matter with Kansas?' was written. 

Ohio — Ralph C. Super, '95, was called home from Madrid, 
by a cablegram, to take an instructorship in French and 
Spanish, in the University of Cincinnati. He entered upon 
his duties November 1. He has been abroad almost con- 
tinuously since July, 1896, and has studied at Jena, Leipzig, 
Lausanne, Paris and Grenoble, being graduated from the 
literary department of the last-named university a few 
months ago. He spent his vacations in traveling and has 
visited about a dozen Europea*i countries. 

Ke7itucky Military Institute -ThomdiS C. Hindman, '85, son 
of Ma j. Gen. T. C. Hindman, C. S. A., is now general 
agent for Tennessee of the Mutual Life Insurance Co., of 
New York, with headquarters at Nashville. On January 
14, 1902, Bro. Hindman was married to Miss Mary Young 
Perkins, of Henderson, Ky. He is a brother of Biscoe 
Hindman, K. M. /., '83, of Louisville, late commander-in 
chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and now general 
agent of the Mutual Life for the state of Kentucky. 

Riclunond — The Miller's Revieiv, of Philadelphia, some 
months ago, contained a portrait and column sketch of 
Geo. Wm. Cone. '78. Bro. Cone began his business career 
as clerk and bookkeeper in railroad, steamship and banking 
offices, but on the death of his father became general man- 
ager of the Rivertou (Va.) Mills Co., whose properties had 
long been controlled by the family. The mills run the year 
through, day and night, and have doubled their capacity 
since Bro. Cone took charge. Bro. Cone has many other 
business interests and is one of the most influential citizens 
of his district. 


Lehigh — \V. J. Douglas, '94. has recently been promoted to 
the position of engineer of bridges for the District of Colum- 
bia. — R. C. Becerra, '99, is assistant chemist in the Monterey' 
smeller, one of the Mexican plants of the American Smelt- 
ing and Refining Company. 

Dartmouth — W. H. Mitchell, '99, spent his vacation travel- 
ing in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio in the interest 
of Kenyon Military Academy, where he teaches. Bro. A. 
R. Williams, Michigan, '01, has been a prominent student 
at Kenyon of late years, and * A will be represented there 
this year by Bro. William Woodbury, Ceutral, '(U. 

Columbia — F. Augustus Heinze, '84, continues his war with 
the Standard Oil trust, as represented in the Amalga- 
mated Copper Co. The trust has utterly demoralized the 
copi)er market by cutting prices, in order to force Mr. 
Heinze to the wall, but he continues to sell copper on last 
year's contracts at high prices and to win with monotonous 
regularity all the legal battles waged over disputed mining 
properties. One mine, the Minnie Healy, which was 
awarded to Mr. Heinze last summer, is alone estimated to 
be worth $10,000,000. It is said that over three hundred 
of the Heinze vs. Standard Oil suits are pending. The Amal- 
gamated Copper Co. is said to have offered to buy Mr. Heinze 
out for $20,000,000. He is a rare combination of engineer, 
mining expert, lawyer and business man. 

IVisconsin — Lawrence A. Curtis, '94, who is a first lieutenant 
in the Twenty-second U. S. infantry, now in the Philippines, 
seems to deserve some of the credit for the capture of Agui- 
naldo. A Milwaukee news paragraph says: 'Lieut. Law- 
rence A. Curtis, son of Capt. C. A. Curtis, commandant of 
the state university battalion, found the guide who knew 
the whereabouts of Aguinaldo and sent him to Gen. Funston. 
The native first went to Baler, but the officer in charge there 
did not credit his story. Then he went to Lieut. Curtis, 
who sent him to Gen. Funston. Through this guide Gen. 
Funston got the information that led to the capture of the 
Filipino leader. Lieut. Curtis graduated from the state uni- 
versity, and is well known in Madison.' Lieut. Curtis is a 
brother of Wardon A. Curtis, Wisconsin Alpha, '80 



The enrollment at Smith College this year is 1,048. 

Stanford now has full possession of an endowment of $30,- 

Cornell defeated Harvard at basketball but w^as defeated 
by Princeton. 

The new professor of chemistry at the University of Miss- 
ouri is a Japanese. 

Williams has received a gift for the department of economics 
amounting to $90,000. 

California and Pennsylvania will have a dual track meet at 
Philadelphia on May 10. 

John D. Rockefeller's Christmas gift to the University of 
Chicago was $1 ,-2o(),000. 

Cornell students have decided unanimously' to re-establish 
the honor system in examinations. 

Brown's sophomore- freshman team has been defeated by a 
Harvard team taken from the same classes. 

Pennsylvania defeated Columbia in debate on December 13, 
and Indiana defeated Illinois on January 31. 

An attempt is being made to arrange a debate between a 
Harvard- Yale and an Oxford- Cambridge team. 

Hereafter the editorial board of the Ohio Wesleyan College 
Transaipt will be selected by competition only. 

The first series of lectures on Chinese literature at Colum- 
bia will be delivered by Dr. Giles, of Cambridge. 

The Scottish universities enroll: Edinburgh, 2,814 students; 
Glasgow, 2,037; Aberdeen, 90."); St. Andrews, 264. 

Purdue received a $r>0,000 certified check at Thanksgiving 
from Mrs. Eliza Fowler, of Lafayette, for a new chapel. 

Columbia has been admitted to the inter-collegiate basket- 
ball league to which Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Cornell 

Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, '82, succeed? Mayor Seth Low 
as president of Columbia. He has been on the Columbia 
faculty since ISS.i. 


Since 1896 there have been 250 graduates at Harvard who 
completed the course in three years. One- fourth (72 mem- 
bers) of the class of '00 did so. 

Lawrence University has recently received $'')0,000 from a 
Presbyterian friend. The institution was founded by the 
Methodists but is being made non- sectarian. 

A state inter-collegiate athletic association has been formed 
by the four leading Kentucky colleges: Central, State Col- 
lege, Kentucky University and Georgetown College. 

Prof. E. J. James, director of the university extension di- 
vision of the University of Chicago, has been elected presi- 
dent of Northwestern. He will receive $7,oOO a year. 

The new president of the University of Maine is Dr. Geo. 
E. Fellows, of the University of Chicago. He is a graduate 
of Lawrence University and once taught in the University 
of Indiana. 

The new president of Williams is Dr. Henry Hopkins, of 
Kansas City, a son of President Mark Hopkins. He was 
graduated at Williams in 1858 and has been a trustee of the 
college for many years. 

A new monthly paper, The Inter-collegiate NeivSy is about to 
appear in New York city. W. B. Dwight, Yale, *58, is to 
be its editor-in-chief. It will endeavor to secure correspond- 
ents at all the colleges. 

The University of Wooster, whose main building was re- 
cently destroyed by fire, has been promised $100,000 for a 
new building if a like amount is given outside of Wooster 
and $40,000 by the citizens of Wooster. 

A Syracuse freshman who played on the eleven last fall has 
been dropped from his classes by the faculty and has gone 
to Mercersburg academy preparatory to entering Princeton 
next fall. Another Glass incident is in prospect. 

Ex-Governor James D. Porter has been elected chancellor of 
the University of Nashville. He was a few months ago 
elected president of Peabody Normal College, and is now the 
oflficial head of both institutions, which are conducted as one. 

First and second prizes ($100 and $50) in the northern 
oratorical league, composed of Chicago, Michigan, North- 
western, Oberlin, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, are paid 
from the income on an endowment of $3,000, given by a 
graduate of Iowa. 


The senior class orator at Harvard this year will be Roscoe 
Conkling Bruce, of Indianapolis, a colored man. His father, 
B. K. Bruce, was once U. S. senator from Mississippi and 
later register of the treasury. Young Bruce has several 
times represented Harvard in inter-collegiate debate. 

Brown receives $75,000 from John D. Rockefeller for a 
Y. M. C. A. building, which is to be conducted on the lines 
of Houston Hall, at Pennsylvania. The gift is supposed to 
have been sugg:ested by J. D. Rockefeller, Jr., Brown, '97, 
who has recently made a reputation as a metropolitan Sun- 
day-school worker. 

In the catalogue of Columbia University will be found a 
statement of the cost of a college course, based on state- 
ments by undergraduates. A low estimate for one year is 
$387, an average expenditure $547, and a liberal one $827. 
These estimates include tuition and examination fees, books, 
board, lodging, clothes, washing and living expenses, but 
take no account of expenditures dependent on social affairs. 

Statistics of the registration in the larger universities of the 
country have been compiled by Dr. George B. Germann, a 
* A of the class of '95, registrar of Columbia University. 
He announces the following results: Harvard, 5,991; Co- 
lumbia, 5,041; Michigan, 4,156; Chicago, 3,974; Minne- 
sota, 3,800; California, 3,794; Cornell, 3,700; Wisconsin, 
3,021; Yale, 2,966; Pennsylvania, 2,907; Northwestern, 
2,528; Princeton, 1,391. 

In the number of undergraduate students registered Cali- 
fornia takes rank second only to Harvard, enrolling 2,099 
to the latter's 2,513. Yale has 1,801; Michigan, 1,745; 
Columbia, 1,608; Minnesota, 1,555, Wisconsin, 1,508; Chi- 
cago, 1,282; Princeton, 1,239; Stanford, 1,106. Cornell's 
figures were not given by the compiler of these data. Cal- 
ifornia has the second largest summer school, enrolling 799 
students to 982 in the Harvard summer session. 

The Northwestern University women's medical department, 
known oflficially as the Women's Medical School, and dubbed 
by the students the * Hen Medic,' has been sold by the uni- 
versity, as it has been a losing investment at the rate of 
$25,000 a year. At the time it was also reported that the 
authorities had decided that women could never become 
successful physicians, anyway. It was in this department 
that a princess from India matriculated last fall. 


Syracuse University has received $1,000,000 for endowment 
and new buildings within the past year, John D. Arch- 
bold, vice-president of the Standard Oil company, has of- 
fered the university $400,000 for endowment purposes on 
condition that the friends and patrons of the institution 
raise a like sum. The university will receive $75,000 from 
the estate of the late Judge G. N. Kennedy, of Syracuse, 
and John D. Rockefeller has just made an unconditional 
gift of $100,000. 

The University of California announces new courses in Rus- 
sian and Polish. There is a four years' course in irrigation 
engineering. The enrollment in last years' summer session 
was 799, of whom 406 were teachers, 177 students of the 
university and 84 of other institutions. In all 147 ranked 
as graduate students. A second theological seminary has 
affiliated with the university, and ten students of the Uni- 
versity of Pekin will be enrolled this year, their expenses 
being borne by a high Chinese official. 

The University of Chicago manages to get more free adver- 
tising than perhaps any other institution in the country. 
Nearly every week the telegraph columns of the principal 
dailies tell of some rich bequest that the university has re- 
ceived, some member of the faculty elected president of an- 
other university, some important discovery by one of its 
professors, some unusual action of the student body, or some 
plan for branches of the university in Europe — always 
something out of the ordinary. The satirical New York 
Sun calls the institution * Harper's Bazaar.' 

A contested election in Ohio hinges on the right of certain 
students at Ohio Wesleyan to vote at Delaware. The stu- 
dents in question have enjoyed hugely the opportunity to es- 
cape from recitations by attending court and have had great 
fun with the lawyers. Witness these questions and an- 
swers: Lawyer — 'Mr. D — , where is your permanent 
home?' Witness — *I never expect to have one. I'm going 
to be a Methodist preacher.' Lawyer — 'Do you know Pres- 
ident Bashford?' Witness — 'I refuse to answer, on the 
ground that it might tend to incriminate me.' Lawyer — 
'When did you become a student?' Witness — 'When I was 
six years old.' Lawyer — 'Where would you go if you got 
sick?' Witness — *To a doctor.' 

The presidents of the several fraternity chapters have been 
summoned to produce their rolls, in which the initiate has 
written his home address, along with his name in signing his 
oath. This the fraternity men have with one accord refused 
to do. 



A T O has entered Kansas. 

A new local sorority at Brown is named A T. 

2 N has established her Gamma Theta chapter at Cornell. 

The residence directory of 2 X is about ready for delivery. 

The Z 4^ convention will meet at Brown University the last 
of February. 

The new A r chapter at Syracuse lost its house by fire on 
Christmas morning. 

The new editor of the Phi Gamma Delia is Mr. C. M. 
Zener, of Indianapolis. 

n K A has entered Trinity (North Carolina) with five char- 
ter members. This is her twentieth chapter. 

The fraternities now represented at Tulane are K A, 2 X, 
A T n, 4> A 0, K 2, A T A, 2 A E, A K E and * K 2. 

♦ Y received free advertising during the rushing season at 
Syracuse because of injuries inflicted on a freshman at 

Eighteen national fraternities now have chapters in Syra- 
cuse university. 4> r A and A V both installed chapters 
there last year. 

Prof. M. G. Dodge, formerly librarian at Hamilton College 
and custodian of the library of A Y, has been made assistant 
librarian at Stanford. 

K 2 has temporarily withdrawn the charter of her Arkansas 
chapter, owing to the enforcement of the anti-fraternity law. 
K 2 thus has 54 chapters. 

X O has established her ninth chapter at Northwestern, 
which already had chapters of the following sororities: A 4>, 
AT, K K r, K A 0, r * B, n B 4>, AAA, A X Q, O 4^ and 
A E I. 

An article in Harper's Bazar some months ago on 'Secret 
Societies in Women's Colleges' stated that but three chapter 
house are owned by the sororities, one each by A 4>, K A 
and A r. 

The Shield of A X has again changed editors. This time 
Mr. Charles Schmid, jr., of Cresskill, N. J., takes charge. 
In the last three or four years The Shield has had five suc- 
cessive editors. 

4> r A and F * B are trying the experiment at Syracuse uni- 
versity of not doing any pledging until the second semester. 
The general opinion is that the time is not yet ripe for such 
a system of pledging. 


Mr. Clay W. Holmes, Lafayette, '69, so long editor of the 
® A X Shield, has secured entire control of the Elmira, N. Y. , 
Advertiser, of which he has been business manager. 

For some Itime the members of * r A have used on their 
letter- heads the new, heraldically correct coat -of- arms, the 
motto beneath which is apparently the secret motto of the 
fraternity: ^CKoT-rfi VXvKvTort] Ai'^aorcta. 

The crowd at Stanford which secured a charter at the re- 
cent A K E convention is the one which deserted 4> F A some 
years ago and attempted for a time to secure an A A 4> char- 
ter, applying later, according to current rumor, to ^ Y, but 
again without success. 

Trinity University (Cumberland Presbyterian) is being 
moved from Tehuacana to Waxahachie, Texas. It was 
here that the Texas Alpha chapter of ^ A was established 
in 1878, dying from faculty opposition in 1883. B n had 
had a chapter here, 1873-1881. 

The Lafayette fraternities have initiated new men as follows: 
* A 0, 6 (one sophomore); A K E, 7; Z ^, 5; A X, 8 (one 
sophomore); 2 X, 5; * F A, 11 (one sophomore); A Y, 5 
(one from '04); 2 N, 7 (one each from '03 and '04); ^Y^^, 
6 (one from '04); X *, 7 (one from '04). 

A Pan-Hellenic banquet was held at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 
August 31, 1901. We are indebted to Bro. W. W. Case, 
ex-president of Alpha province, for the dinner card. Bros. 
A. R. Williams, i^/M^^a;^, '01, and F. P. Robinson, Indian- 
apolis, *95, were also present. Bro. Case was one of the 
speakers. Thirteen fraternities were represented. 

The H Quarterly continues to be the smallest member of 
the Greek journalistic family, its pages being 3xG inches in 
size. There are sixteen of these pages in the November 
issue. H has five chapters — at Rensselaer, Yale, Stevens, 
M. I. T., Columbia. The total membership in four of the 
chapters (excluding Yale) at the opening of the academic 
year was twenty-nine. 

The recent A K E convention at Washington sent represent- 
atives to call on President Roosevelt and Secretary Long, 
but was unable to secure their presence at the banquet or 
to arrange to have Mr. Roosevelt receive the members of 
the convention. A A * will soon meet at Washington, and 
will doubtless make an effort to secure more recognition 
from Mr. Roosevelt than did A K E. 


The local fraternity, n 4>, organized in 1901 at Brown Uni- 
versity, has not yet received the charter for which it has 
been applying to 4> r A. A more recently organized body 
of petitioners, however, has made successful application to 
* K 4^, and a chapter will be installed in February. 

There are too many fraternities here now to be supplied by 
the small amount of available material that attends Rich- \ 

mond, nevertheless a chapter of n K A has been instituted, 
and also a local has been organized for the purpose of peti- 
tioning X 4>. However, few, if any, of the existing frater- 
nities will fear their presence. — Richmond College corre- 
spondent of the K 2 Cadiiceus. 

Thus far this has not been a very successful year with Zeta 
Zeta. Although Central University has consolidated with 
Centre College, the number of men eligible to membership 
in the fraternities has not greatly increased. We have now 
in the university six active fraternities, and the rivalry runs 
high. We have taken in one good man. — Central Univer- 
sity correspondent in the 2 X Quarterly, 

*The lights are burning low and the silence of the night is 
upon us, and slowly but surely the little light fades and the 
darkness is ours, when behold the Star and Crescent appear 
above us in sparkling radiance and Kappa Sigma reigns su- 
preme. Thus may it ever be.' — Thus the Vanderbilt corre- 
spondent of the Caduceiis, The Southern University corre- 
spondent of the K A Journal used to have a monopoly of 
this sort of thing. 

To the actives of a decade ago the tendency of our own and 
other fraternities toward larger chapters may be a matter of 
some surprise, but upon a little investigation it would appear 
to be a logical evolution. The majority of our colleges are 
each year reporting large increases in enrollment, while some 
institutions have in the last five or ten years almost doubled 
their number of students. At the same time the number of 
fraternities has not materially increased, and the natural re- 
sult has been larger chapters. We believe men of suitable 
qualifications for fraternity honors are each year composing 
a larger percentage of the entering class. The freshman 
represents the second or third generation of fraternity and 
college men; he is at the start a more finished product than 
was his father before him; he has already inherited and 
been shaped by college ideals. The improvement in our 
preparatory schools is also a large factor in maturing and 
developing freshmen of a more general fraternity type. — 
Raiyibow of A T A. 


The 2 A E notes in the Gettysburgian say that 'Pa. Delta 
has been mourning the loss of Pres. McKinley, a brother, 
initiated into 2 A E at Ohio 2 in 1871.' It was during the 
winter of 1891-92, while he was governor of Ohio, that Mr. 
McKinley was initiated by representatives of the Mt. Uuion 

A Pan-Hellenic banquet was held at Salt Lake City, Utah, 
January 9, 1902. The card comes to us from Bro. C, A. 
Bohn. Seventeen fraternities were represented. 4> A and 
B n had five members each, and there were four each 
from A T A, * K 4^, 2 X and Z 4^. The Phis were S. P. 
Armstrong, Ohio\ D. R. Gray, Ohio Wesleyayi\ J. D. Pardee, 
Cornell\ E. F. Goodyear, California \ C. A. Bohn, Washifig- 
ion. Bro. Pardee was one of the entertainers. 

On December o, 1901, the 125th anniversary of the founding 
of * B K, at William and Mary, the Rutgers chapter pre- 
sented President Roosevelt with a key badge of the society. 
Rutgers College is conducted by the Dutch Reformed church, 
of which President Roosevelt is a member. John Quincy 
Adams, Franklin Pierce, James A. Garfield and Chester A. 
Arthur were also members of 4> B K. The society now has 
53 chapters. Those at Vanderbilt, Allegheny and Illinois 
were the last to be chartered. 

The joint committee of faculty members and students ap- 
pointed at Syracuse to devise improvements to the present 
rushing system there has decided that for the present no 
change is advisable. Several plans for postponing rushing 
until the end of the freshman, or the beginning of the soph- 
omore, year were discussed, but none of them was free from 
serious objections. A Rochester newspaper thinks that this 
shows that the University of Syracuse is governed by the 
fraternities and not by the faculty. 

Supreme Court Justice William E. Scripture, of New York, 
has rendered a decision of interest and importance to college 
fraternities in general. The decison is in reference to the 
taxing of fraternity property, and is based on the applica- 
tion of the A K E fraternity at Hamilton College, Clinton, 
N. Y., asking that the collection of taxes by the town in 
1900 be declared illegal. Justice Scripture holds that such 
collection within the meaning of the law was illegal, and 
steps will be taken to recover the amount paid. A similar 
decision was made in 1898. At Greencastle, Ind,, the 
county authorities are trying this year to collect taxes on 
the property of the fraternities at De Pauw. 


Out of a total of 1,700 students at Syracuse University last 
year, fewer than 500 were members of fraternities. The 
average size of the fraternities, including the law and med- 
ical fraternities, was 27 members. 

The Scroll of 4> A © is honestly in error in stating that 
their chapter house at Lexington (Kentucky State College) 
is 'the first taken by any fraternity in Kentucky.* Seven 
years ago, and for two years thereafter, Zeta chapter of 2 N 
occupied a chapter house at Richmond, Ky., and its seven 
occupants captured about one-third of the honors in Cen- 
tral University. To 2 N belongs the honor of occupying 
the first house in Kentucky. But having personally in- 
spected ^ A 0's leased house (Hoggsett Academy) at Dan- 
ville, Ky., we unhesitatingly pronounce it the most suitable, 
capacious and elegant fraternity house south of the Ohio 
river. — The Delta of%^. 

The Bloomington, Ind., World of January 21, under the 
caption, 'Victory for Phi Gams,' says: * H. B. Gentry has 
joined the 4> F A fraternity as an honorary member, and will 
be initiated into the mysteries of the order next Saturday 
evening.' This Mr. Gentry, so we are informed, never 
went to college anywhere, but he is the proprietor of a pop- 
ular perambulating dog show, from which he has become 
quite rich. It is safe to guess that if * F A builds a chapter 
house soon at Bloomington, a liberal contribution will come 
from the recently initiated showman. The story runs that 
the fraternity which occupies the most expensive house at 
Cornell acquired it by initiating its owner. Who will say that 
the college man has no eye to business chances? 

Two new society halls have been added to the already long 
list at Yale. Both of the new halls, while built by Sheffield 
Scientific School societies, have followed out the plan of the 
academic department, and are tightly sealed and windowless 
structures, built of the most * secret' type. The more im- 
posing of these two new buildings is that of Book and 
Snake, one of the leading Sheffield School fraternities. 
The other [that of 4> F A] is known as the Tombs, and 
deserves its name. Both structures are a departure for 
the scientific school, that has up to now built its society 
halls after the Harvard model, planning to have roomy, 
open clubs rather than sealed up buildings. Both halls are 
among the finest and the most remarkable at Yale, and have 
received much attention since they were erected this fall. 
Book and Snake chose for their site the corner of Grove 


and High streets on the square diagonally opposite the fine 
senior society building of Scroll and Key. It is an immense 
marble building, built closely on Greek lines, and is said to 
be the purest copy of the Greek that exists in this country 
today. It stands on the same block with the mammoth new 
dining hall, and its doors open on the entrance to the Grove 
street cemetery, which is itself a sample of pure Egyptian. 
The Book and Snake house is by all odds the handsomest 
and most costly of all Yale private structures. There is not 
a single slit or window in its massive w^hite walls, and its roof 
is solid also, not a ray of sunlight entering through any part 
of the walls or roof. Yet during the daytime it is richly 
flooded with sunlight by means of a unique arrangement. 
A marble shaft has been sunk in the yard which is open to 
the sunlight. At the bottom are fixed mirrors that reflect 
the sunlight into the building through the floor, filling the 
great structure with light all day. It is said to be the only 
contrivance of the kind in the country, and is attracting 
much notice from architects. 

The Tombs stands in Temple street, south of Grove street, 
and is much simpler in architecture. Its side walls are of 
brick, but the front is in the most ancient of Egyptian styles. 
The massiveness of the ornamentation on the front makes a 
striking appearance. 

The building of these two society halls has raised much 
comment at Yale, where there has been lately a movement 
for club houses instead of the time honored secret society 
halls. Yale undergraduates, however, cling to the old style 
of society hall building, and the two latest additions to the 
list seem to show that the club house idea has not yet be- 
come popular. — Neiv York Tribune, 

The A K E Quarterly for November, 1899, contained an arti- 
cle entitled *The Development of a Fraternity,' by Mr. A. 
G. Warren, Rochester, '88. This article, which gave an ac- 
count of AK E conventions from 1881 to 1889 inclusive, was 
summarized in The Scroll for April, 1900. The second in- 
stallment of the article, giving an account of conventi( ns 
from 1890 to 1899 inclusive, appeared in the June, 1900, 
Quarterly, The convention of 1890, which met in New 
York City, granted a charter to applicants from the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Warren says: 'We 
have great reason to be proud of this strong, loyal chapter, 
which has grown to be a power in the fraternity, and a 
shining example of what loyalty to A K E, devotion to her 
interests and steady, determined work can accomplish.* 


Much dissatisfaction existed wiih the Harvard chapter, 
which was familiarly called the *Dickey Club.' A commit- 
tee of the council, and also a committee of Boston alumni 
Dekes, had reported that unless the chapter should be 
radically reformed it 'would continue to be a source of 
weakness and reproach to the fraternity.' The convention 
referred the matter to the council, and the following spring 
the charter was 'finally surrendered.' Mr. Warren ex- 
presses the hope that *a change of conditions at Harvard' 
will take place, so that the chapter 'may become again a 
brilliant star in our constellation.' At the convention of 
1890, 'provision was also made for an official and uniform 
badge, and for a ribbon in the fraternity colors, the exclu- 
sive sale of each to be vested in the council.' A large and 
elaborate catalogue snowing 'a membership of more than 
10.000' was issued in 1891. The convention of 1891 , which 
met at Cleveland, enacted no important legislation. The 
convention of 1892, which met at Chattanooga, rejected an 
application for charter from Northwestern, and put over 
for a year an application from Chicago. The convention of 
1893, which met at Minneapolis, granted the Chicago peti- 
tion, and again rejected the Northwestern petition, while 
an application for the revivial of the Union chapter 'was 
referred to the council for investigation.' 'The constitution 
was amended, increasing the requirements for granting char- 
ters for new chapters.' The semi-centennial convention, 
held at New York in 1894, denied the application from 
Union. At the convention of 1895, held at Syracuse, the 
question of greatest interest was the 'consideration of a 
movement which had been started at one of the two lead- 
ing English universities (Cambridge) to obtain a charter 
from A K E for the establishment of a chapter there. The 
question naturally provoked much discussion, with the re- 
sult that the general sentiment of the convention seemed 
to be that the time was not ripe for extending the fraternity 
beyond the American continent.' The convention of 1896, 
held at Nashville, enacted no important legislation. The 
next convention met at Chicago in 1897. 

The adoption of the official badge, with plain gold border, instead of 
the chased border, was decided upon. Phi (Yale) alone, as the mother 
chapter, was allowed to have the name of her college under the 
scroll. An application for a chapter at Tulane was considered, 
but action was deferred until the next convention. The question of 
extension of the fraternity to Canada caused much discussion, but no 
definite action was taken. 

The convention of 1898 met at Detroit. 


Foremost iu importance was the granting of a charter to the appli- 
cants from the University of Toronto, for by this act the fraternity ac- 
cepted the policy of extension beyond the limits of the United States, 
where the character of the application warrants it. The wisdom of 
this action no one now questions. It is in strict accordance with the 
policy of a fraternity at once the most progressive and the most 
rationally conservative in the land. The Toronto applicants were 
represented by Mr. Black and Mr. Douglas, whose excellent appear- 
ance did much toward conquering the prejudice which undoubtedly 
existed against institutions outside of the United States. So radical a 
departure from our traditional policy was, of course, the occasion of 
earnest discussion, but the wisdom of such course was recognized and 
the charter was voted. Then the application for a charter to Tulane 
was considered, and, after debate, was granted. Petitions from the 
University of Cincinnati and Marshall College were denied. The 
council was authorized to proceed forthwith with the publication of the 
catalogue and songbook. 

The convention of 1899, held at Springfield, Mass., granted 
a charter for a chapter at the University of Pennsylvania; 
the convention of 1900, held at Providence, R. I., granted a 
charter to applicants at McGill University, Montreal, Can- 
ada, and the convention of 1901, held at Washington, 
D. C, granted a charter to the 2 P H society at Stanford, 
bolters from * F A. A new catalogue of A K E appeared in 


The editor is well aware that he is shamefully late again. 
It may be some consolation to him to note that many of his 
exchanges are no better off, but that is not offered as an ex- 
cuse. He is at least trying to do better. 

* * * 1< 

After the form containing the editorials was printed, it was 
noticed that the last paragraph was clipped from a college 
paper, being taken from a circular that has been generally 
circulated by the secretary of the meeting held at Chicago. 
We trust that this will explain the reference to * twenty- 
four' fraternities. The editor is well aware that the 1898 
Baird enumerates twenty-nine. As a matter of fact, twenty- 
two fraternities were represented, Bros. F. J. R. Mitchell 
and John T. Boddie being the delegates from <l> A 0. 

* * ii« ^ 

The Epsilon province convention will be held at Indianapo- 
lis on February 7 and 8, at the time of the state inter-colle- 
giate oratorical contest. Bro. S. K. Ruick, province presi- 
dent, is arranging an attractive program. Bros. Ward, 


Mitchell and Miller, of the G. C, are to be present. The 
banquet will be held on Friday night, February 7, at the 
Deuison, which was 4> A headquarters during the 1804 


* * * * 

The Scroll has suffered a great loss in the death of Mr. 
Charles E. Hollenbeck, proprietor of the Hollenbeck Press, 
publisher of The Scroll since 1897. Mr. Hollenbeck 
was a gentleman of artistic instincts and unusual business 
sagacity. He was greatly beloved by his host of friends 
and by his employes. The editor looks back with pleasure 
over the intimate, social and business intercourse of nearly 
twenty years — with pleasure and with profound sorrow. 

* * * * 

A sentence in a letter received last summer from the re- 
porter of the Cornell chapter ran thus: 'New York Alpha 
takes great pride in the fact that during the last few years 
she has had a letter in every issue of The Scroll.' This is 
indeed a fact to be proud of. We commend the spirit of the 
Ithacan Phis to all our chapters. 

* * * * 

The New York Phis had an informal dinner on January 
21, at which serious consideration of convention plans 
reached the definite stage. The meeting will be reported in 
the chapter correspondence of our next issue. 

* * * 5}i 

The Columbia chapter keeps up its remarkable record, as 
shown by chapter letters and college annual reviews of the 
past two years. Bro. Parsons, '02, editor of our song book, 
has again been elected leader of the glee club. Bro. R. P. 
Jackson, '02, has been elected captain of the 'varsity crew 
for 1902. He has rowed two years already on the 'varsity 
eight and was last year president of his class. These recent 
honors are in addition to others mentioned elsewhere in this 
issue. New York Delta has won the unquestioned leader- 
ship at Columbia. 

* * * * 

On the ' honor roll ' of those making the highest grade in 
each class during the first term, Ohio Beta has eleven places, 
three each falling to Bros. W. L. Robinson, D. F. Edwards 
and W. E. Lowther, and two to Bro. N. I. Taylor. Our 
Ohio Wesleyan chapter has for some time been distinguish- 
ing itself by its high grades in the class room, and honors in 


debate and oratory, at the same time looking closely after 
political, social and athletic honors. Bro. Skeel is football 
captain for 1902, Bro. R. L. Ewing having held that honor 
two years ago. 

* * * >fc 

In addition to the papers named in our last issue we have 
been receiving the Union Concordiensis (Bro. W. E. Hays 
on the staff), the Tulane Olive and Blue (Bro. Van Ingen), 
The Dickinsonian (Bros. Baker and Stuart), the Washington 
Bachelor (^ros. Glasgow and Codding), the A^nherst Student 
(Bros. King and Bixby). We have also been favored with 
a few copies of the De Pauw Palladmm and the Purdue Ex- 

I' *!• •t* T* 

On December 5, the editor enjoyed a brief visit from Bro. 
J. Clark Moore, jr., ex-P. G. C. He reports that the Phila- 
delphia alumni club and Pennsylvania Zeta are making 
most satisfactory progress, financially and in every other way. 

H» 'K »•» 'T* 

The editor acknowledges with appreciation a number of in- 
vitations from alumni clubs and chapters to dinners and 


* * * * 

The song book editors will include in their collection the 
yells of all the colleges. They wish chapter reporters to 
send them at once their official college yell or yells. 

* ^ * 'f: 

The Kellogg fifteens as chosen at Amherst from '04 and '05 
for the annual prize contests, include four Phis. With eleven 
fraternities in the college, four speakers out of thirty are 
more than our share. 

* * * * 

Since the Westminster letter was written the baseball cap- 
tain and manager have been elected, and both are Phis — 
Bros. W. W. Seibert and R. K. Burch. 

i]C ><c ^ ^ 

The minutes of the Delta province convention have been 
printed and distributed. Those of the Alpha province con- 
vention will soon appear, also. Summaries will be printed in 

the Palladuim, 

* * * * 

The Phis of Alabama issued a pamphlet called The Phi Delta 
Theta Index^ which was announced to be 'a semi-annual pa- 
per, devoted to matters of general interest to the fraternity 


in Alabama.' Number 1 of volume 1 contained 24 pages 
and bore the name of O. D. Street as editor, and the date, 
Tuskaloosa, Ala., January, 1888. The editor of the history, 
W. B. Palmer, desires to learn whether there was a second 
issue of this journal. Alabama Phis, and especially the two 
Alabama chapters, are requested to investigate and send in- 
formation on the subject to Bro. Palmer at 342 E. 29th street, 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

* * * * 

The editors of the songbook have selected the songs that 
they expect to use in the fifth edition, which will contain 
music, as ordered by the Louisville convention. They believe 
they have a fine collection of songs and that the forthcoming 
book will be a credit to the fraternity. The manuscript will 
go to the printers within a few days, but there is still oppor- 
tunity for anyone to contribute a good song, either with 
original music or adapted to a familiar air. Songs may be 
sent to Bro. G. S. Parsons, 267 Halsey street, Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 

* * * * 

We now have three somewhat elaborate city directories of 
* A 0. The list of New York city Phis is the latest, ap- 
pearing along with the annual circular letter of New York 
Delta. This letter is a booklet of fifty-two pages, contain- 
ing illustrations, exhaustive data in regard to Columbia, New 
York Delta, other Phis at Columbia, alumni of New York 
Gamma and Delta, the New York alumni club and * A in 
general. The letter reflects great credit on its editors, Bros. 
B. M. L. Ernst. '02, G. C. Atkins, '02, and P. L. Griffith. 
'03. It will be invaluable to our catalogue editors, with its 
twenty-three page list of Phis living in New York and vi- 
cinity. These 571 Phis are from practically every chapter 
in the fraternity, the Columbia and C. C. N. Y. chapters 
naturally leading with 95 and 48 members, respectively. 
Cornell and Williams come close behind with 42 and 39. 
There are 10 from the two California chapters. Chapters 
receiving this letter should file it carefully in the library 
along with the other two we shall mention. 

The directory of Chicago alumni, also issued in 1901, con- 
tains 234 names. It is the first edition and therefore incom- 
plete, but the fact that it has had no predecessor makes its 
compilation reflect all the g:reater credit on the editors, Bros. 
W. O. Wilson, Chicai^o, '97; J. G. Latimer, Kfiox, '97; L. 
H. Blanchard, Dartmouth, '97; F. F. Soule, Hillsdale, '99; 
E. B. Hyde, Purdue, '95. The committee are especially 


anxious to have corrections and additions to the list. These 
may be addressed to Bro. E. B. Hyde, 253 Kinzie street, 

The list of Indianapolis alumni was compiled by Bros. S. 
K. Ruick, ]r.,D€ Pauic, '97; T. C. V^hoWon, Hanover, '98; 
H. H. Woodsmall, Franklin, '98. Bro. Woodsmall printed 
the book, as Bro. Hyde did the Chicago directory. The 
names of 157 Phis living in Indianapolis are given. The 
frontispiece is a fine portrait of Benjamin Harrison. Por- 
traits of A. C. Harris, ex-minister to Austria, B. K. Elliott, 
ex-chief justice of the Indiana supreme court, J. V. Hadley, 
chief justice of the Indiana supreme court, W. A. Woods, 
U. S. circuit judge, and Hugh H. Hanna, of the monetary 
commission, are given. The dates of the charters of the 
Indiana chapters and names of their charter members appear, 
as well as a complete fraternity directory, such as appears 
on the last three pages of each issue of The Scroll. The 
history of the Indianapolis alumni club and of Epsilon 
province are summarized, and a full report is given of the 
speeches made at the meeting of the club held in memory 
of Benjamin Harrison. 

* :^ 

In the Washington University letter in the Sunday edition 
of the St. Louis Globe- Demoa-at last fall appeared the follow- 
ing sentences: 

The most exclusive of these [three Greek -letter societies] is proba- 
bly the ♦AG, which now numbers twelve, having lost many of its 
members at graduation time, but it is expected that freshmen will be 
added until there will be about twenty-three at the end of the month. 
The social position of the family of the candidate for admission to 
this society counts for a great deal. 

* * >K 5i« 

The Dickinson circular letter carries off the palm for prompt- 
ness, arriving on January 31. In these days when chapters 
are so busy interesting the alumni in chapter house plans, 
the circular letter should be sent to every alumnus and 
should be prepared with the greatest care. Study the pre- 
scribed form (XII) in the code. 

Ji^ -i« ^ ^ 

The files of exchanges in the fraternity library are being 
completed and bound. 

'T* '•* ^* 

A charter has been granted for an alumni chapter at Me- 
ridian, Miss. The names of the charter members and date 
of the charter wnll be given in our next issue. 



From reports made at the Delta province convention we 
learn that the average membership of the seven chapters in 
the province is 18: Miami, 11; Ohio Wesleyan, 22; Ohio, 
13; Ohio State, 19; Case, 21; Cincinnati, 11; Michigan, 

29— total, 126. 

* * * * 

We are pleased to note that the George Banta printing 
company, Menasha, Wis., is expecting to give special at- 
tention to printing annual circular letters for the chapters. 
Two members of the firm are Phis, and it should be possi- 
ble to secure much more satisfactory work from them than 
from uninitiated printers. We trust that they will see that 
every letter printed is of the exact size prescribed in the 
code, •■)^ by 8 inches, including margins. 



The Missouri chapters on alumni day will attend in a body 
the ceremonies incident to the placing by Missouri Beta of a 
tablet in the wall of Westminster College, commemorating 
the eightieth birthday of our founder, the Rev. Robert Mor- 
rison, D. D. Bro. George Banta, ex-P. G. C, will preside. 












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Mention The Scroll. 

($4.50 Size) 



VoL XXVL FEBRUARY, J902. No. 3. 

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The writer in November, 1896, retired from the editorship 
of The Scroll after having served in that capacity a term 
of seven years. There was then in his possession a consid- 
erable amount of material that seemed of much use to the 
fraternity. This consisted of files of fraternity magazines, 
pamphlets, catalogues, circulars, important letters, and many 
miscellaneous documents, all pertaining to 4> A or other 
fraternities. The convention of 1896, in response to the 
suggestion of those who for some time had seen the wisdom 
of such action, passed resolutions setting forth the benefits 
to be derived from the assembling of a collection of literature 
to be known as the Phi Delta Theta library. The under- 
signed was elected librarian, and the convention authorized 
expenditures not to exceed one hundred dollars annually 
for the maintenance of the library. 

The average undergraduate Phi probably has very little 
definite knowledge as to just what the fraternity possesses 
under this title. To give him a better knowledge and to 
stimulate an interest in the enrichment of the collection, 
these paragraphs dealing with recent receipts appear in The 
Scroll. Much valuable material has been received since 
the Louisville, 1900, convention. The following list is in- 
complete, but shows in a general way what has been added : 

The 1900 group photograph of the Union chapter, a cata- 
logue of Lawrence University, copies of T/if Palladium for 
duplicate files from Vermont, Scrolls for duplicate files from 
Union, bundle of duplicate file Scroli^s from Case, 1901 
group photo of the Syracuse chapter, engraving of Kugene 
Field from Mary French Field, catalogue of A A * (edition 
of 1899). copy of *02 Garjiet from Union, 'History of the 
75th Indiana Volunteers' from D. B. Floyd, author, direc- 
tory of Chicago * A alumni, 1901 group photo of the Case 
chapter, catalogue of K A (southern order), edition of 1900, 


directory of Indianapolis * A alumni from S. K. Ruick, 
chapter circular letters from W. O. Morgan, Case and Ore- 
gon annuals from H. H. Ward, complete set of Indianapolis 
papers containing accounts of last illness and funeral cere- 
monies of Benjamin Harrison, group photo from Kentucky 
State applicants, framed first print of * A membership 
certificate, catalogues of * B K, A * and * A O, bibliography 
of ♦ Y, historical (O B K) number of William and Mary 
College Quarterly^ semi-centennial catalogue of Z * and 
many college annuals, pamphlets and miscellaneous papers 
all from Walter B. Palmer, and * A invitations, programs, 
province convention minutes, etc. , from chapters and oflBcers. 
The librarian added the works of Eugene Field as published 
by Scribners, and Bro. W. B. Palmer has from time to time 
been purchasing for and sending in to the library the works 
of other Phi authors, until now 45 bound volumes are in this 
department. The names in the list of O A authors whose 
works are in the library are M. N. Baker, Vermont, H. V. N. 
Boyntoii, K, M, /., C. DeF. Chandler, Case, Edwin Emerson, 
Jr., Miami, Eugene Field, Missouri, D. B. Floyd, Roanoke, 
John W. Foster, Indiafia, K. O. Foltz, Buchtel, John Goss, 
California, E. B. Greene, Illinois, J. V. Hadley, Indianapolis, 
Benjamin Harrison, Miami, A. K. McClure, Lafayette, Chas. 
A. Oliver, Pennsylvariia , Henry O. Sibley, Syracuse, John 
R. Spears, hidiajiapolis , Post Wheeler, Pennsylvania, and 
William Allen White, Kansas, It is desired that this list 
be made to include the entire list of O A © writers. 

There have been framed the photographs of the Louis- 
ville convention groups, so that there are now on the walls 
those of all conventions from Bloomington, 1889, to the last 
above mentioned. The library should contain a complete 
collection of convention groups and desires the aid of broth- 
ers who read this paragraph in securing prints of those of 
conventions prior to 1889. 

Since November, 1900, the following material has gone 
out of the library, in the shape of gifts to chapter files or 
loans for use of officers: 

The Syracuse chapter was furnished for chapter files of 
The Scroll: volume VI (complete), volume VII (num- 
ber 1 missing), volume IX (complete), volume X (numbers 
3 and 4 missing), and the issues for November, 1886, Octo- 
ber, 1893, and June, 1894. The Brown chapter was fur- 
nished Scrolls for November, 1888, January, 1889, March, 
1889, June, 1898, and The Palladium for September, 1898. 
The editors of the catalogue, Bros. Lamkin and English, 


were loaned catalogues of A T A, A T O and K A, and fur- 
nished six copies of the 6th edition of the ^ A catalogue. 
Bro. C. S. Hoskiuson was given ten copies of The Scroll 
desired for Ohio Wesleyan chapter file. Bro. Walter B. 
Palmer was loaned * Dartmouth Lyrics.' The Lafayette and 
Georgia chapters were furnished with Morrison memorial 
gavels, presented at the semi-centennial convention. Bro. 
Walter B. Palmer was loaned Miami University catalogues. 
Bro. George Banta, ex- P. G. C, was furnished with a copy 
of the 6th edition of the * A catalogue. The Cornell 
chapter was given a file of Scrolls (incomplete) from vol- 
ume I to X. The Brown chapter was given The Scroll 
for October, 1888. Bro. R. H. Switzler was given a copy of 
the * r A magazine. The Case chapter received Scrolls 
for their file; Dartmouth, The Scroll for June, 1895, for 
file. Bro. J. B. Ballon, province president, was loaned the 
records of the Wooster chapter for catalogue work. The 
editors of the song-book were loaned fraternity song- books 
and copies of O A instrumental music. The Columbia 
chapter was given Scrolls for chapter file from volume VI 
to XVI (incomplete). 

Besides this much information available only through the 
library has been furnished to the editor of the history, editor 
of The Scroll and other officers. The above list is suffi- 
cient to show the value of the library to the fraternity. 

There are yet on hand many duplicate Scrolls, although 
copies for volumes preceding XV are few. These will be 
furnished, on request, to any chapter desiring to complete 
its file. In return any chapters having duplicate Scrolls 
of dates prior to 1894 are requested to send same to the 
library to assist in the work of completing files for other 
chapters. Each chapter of the fraternity should be repre- 
sented in the library by its group photograph. It is not 
desired that a copy be sent in every year, but the collection 
should be able to show one of each chapter, and afterward 
chapters suould contribute a group to the library once in 
four years. A key of names should accompany the photo- 

The librarian urges the co-operation of the chapters in 
completing a collection of college pennants or banners, as 
called for by Bro. Ward, P. G. C. Bro. Ward has shown 
the uses to which such a collection can be put, and the fra- 
ternity should be the possessor of one complete, down to the 
last college on our chapter roll. 

The library contains two complete files of The Scroll, 


the second of these being in the custody of the P. G. C. It 
has a complete collection of * A catalogues and copies of all 
printed editions of the fraternity constitution and, so far as 
is known, of all previous forms committed only to writing, 
as well as a complete collection of prints and manuscripts 
showing the development of our ritual. It is the custodian 
of the original minutes of the parent chapter at Miami. Of 
files of exchanges, an installment of sixty volumes has been 
given to the binder, and others will follow until all com- 
pleted volumes have been bound. These files are practically 
complete back to 1889, and of a few we have copies back as 
far as 1882. The library thus contains good histories of the 
several fraternities in these files. 

The space demanded for the housing of this growing * A @ 
library is not small by any means. A visit to the library 
would give one a better idea of what it is, and those who 
have opportunity to be in Columbus should come to see it. 
A standing invitation to this effect is out to all Phis. The 
card catalogue of the library will be taken to the New York 
convention, to give the delegates an opportunity to inspect it. 

If the rest of the 4> A © world took only a fractional part 
of the interest in building up the library as is shown by Bro. 
W. B. Palmer, a chapter house would soon be necessary to 
accommodate the collection. Numerous and valuable have 
been the contributions from him; contributions made possi- 
ble only by years of work on his part. Bro. Miller, R. G. C. , 
has sent in much material, equally valuable, and after these 
two brothers comes a long list of Phis and chapters who have 
taken part in enriching this department of 4> A interest. 

John Edwin Brown, Librarian, 


The manuscript of the history of * A 0, on which I have 
been engaged many years, is practically completed. It has 
been typewritten, two copies being made, which will be 
kept in separate places as a precaution against fire. Only 
a comparatively few details remain to be filled in here and 
there before printing begins. I request prompt responses 
from those to whom I shall write for information that is vet 

The book will contain a very full account of the founding 
of the fraternity and of its growth from one chapter until it 
became national in extent. An account will be given of 
the establishment of each chapter and of all important events 


in its career. Particular attention will be given to the chap- 
ter house movement in each chapter. There will be an 
abstract of the principal acts of all national conventions 
(including lists of those in attendance) and a record of the 
development of the constitution and general statutes. Prov- 
ince conventions and all special celebrations will be noticed. 
The civil war and Spanish war lists, corrected and enlarged, 
will be reproduced, each list prefaced with a narrative of 
romantic and heroic incidents in which Phis took part. 
Among other features of the book will be a roster of all 
general officers from the beginning, a bibliography of all 
* A publications, a chronological table, statistical sum- 
maries, and an elaborate index by which any subject may 
be traced. 

No pains have been spared to make the book complete. 
In searching for historical materials, the archives of the 
general fraternity and of the various chapters have been 
exhausted, the 12,000 pages of The Scroll and the Pal- 
ladium have been read, and thousands of letters have been 
written to alumni to secure additional information. The 
book will be an octavo of about 600 pages, abounding in 
facts of permanent value and details of general interest. 
The volume will be well illustrated. The price to alumni 
and future initiates will be $4 per copy. 

Below is a roll of 4> A © chapters, and a roll of alumni 
clubsi each in the order qf establishment. Some chapters, 
after periods of suspension, have received new charters, 
while others have been authorized to reorganize under their 
original charters. The history will give, of course, the 
dates of the second charters, as well as of the first charters, 
and will give the names of all charter members. The exact 
dates of original charters only, with years of suspension and 
reorganization, appear in the following roll — all except the. 
charter granted in 1860 or 1861 for a chapter at Hanover 
College, about which I have been able to learn nothing def- 
inite. In some cases the dates are at variance with the 
dates shown in the last (1894) edition of the catalogue, but 
documentary proof exists to show that the dates as here 
given are correct. 


Ohio Alpha, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Founded December 
26, 1848; suspended, 1857; reorganized, iSfio; suspended, 1878; reor- 
ganized, 1886. 

Indiana Alpha, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. Chartered 
October 11, 1849. 


Kentucky Alpha-Delta, Central University, Danville, Ky. (Centre 
College and Central University, consolidated 1901). Chartered 
April 9, 1850. 

Indiana Beta, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind. Chartered No- 
vember 16, 1850. 

Ohio Beta, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Chartered April 13, 
1852; suspended, 1852. 

Ohio Gamma, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio. Chartered 
May 18, 1852; suspended, 1854. 

Texas Alpha, Austin College, Sherman, Texas. Chartered June 9. 
1853; suspended, 1854; reorganized, 1857; suspended, 1858. 

Kentucky Beta, Kentucky Military Institute, Lyndon, Ky. Char- 
tered October 17, 1854; suspended, 1857. 

Kentucky Gamma, Centre College, Danville, Ky. Chartered Feb- 
ruary 6, 1855; suspended, 1855. 

Kentucky Gamma, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky. Char- 
tered January 20, 1857; suspended, 1857; reorganized, 1875; sus- 
pended, 1876. 

Wisconsin Alpha, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. Char- 
tered June 27, 1857; suspended, 1861; reorganized, 1880. 

Wisconsin Beta, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis. Chartered 
February 3, 1859; suspended, 1860. 

Illinois Alpha, Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. Chartered 
February 12, 1859; suspended, 18(n; reorganized, 1887. 

Indiana Gamma, Butler College, University of Indianapolis, Irving- 
ton, Ind. Chartered October 22, 1859. 

Ohio Beta, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. Chartered 
March 10, 1860; suspended, 1861; reorganized, 1871; suspended, 
1877; reorganized, 1879. 

Indiana Delta, Franklin College, Franklin, Ind. Chartered April 28, 
1860; suspended, 1861; reorganized, 1869; suspended, 1872; reor- 
ganized, 1872. 

Indiana Epsilon, Hanover College, Hanover, Ind. Chartered (but 
not organized), 18(M) or 1861; chartered December 14, 1868. 

Michigan Alpha, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. Char- 
tered November 28, 1864; suspended, 1869; reorganized, 1880; sus- 
pended, 1880; reorganized, 1887. 

Illinois Beta, University of Chicago, Chicago, 111. Chartered October 
14, 1865; suspended, 1871; reorganized, 1897. 

Indiana Zeta, De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind. Chartered 
February 25, 1868; suspended, 1872; reorganized, 1875; suspended, 
1875; reorganized, 1880. 

Ohio Gamma, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Chartered March 28, 

Indiana Eta, Indiana State Normal School, Terre Haute, Ind. Char- 
tered April 15, 1869; suspended, 1872. 

Virginia Alpha, Roanoke College, Salem, Va. Chartered May 31, 
1869; suspended, 1896. 

Missouri Alpha, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. Chartered 
November 21, 1870. 

Illinois Gamma, Monmouth College, Monmouth, 111. Chartered Jan- 
uary 12, 1871; suspended, 1884. 

Illinois Delta, Knox College, Galesburg, 111. Chartered March 16, 
1871; suspended, 1878; reorganized, 1880; suspended, 1882; reor- 
ganized, 1884. 

Georgia Alpha, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Ga. Chartered May 8, 
1871; suspended, 1872. 


Georgia Alpha, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. Chartered June 5, 

Georgia Beta, Emory College, Oxford, Ga. Chartered June 15, 1871. 

Iowa Alpha, Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 
Chartered September 27, 1871. 

Georgia Gamma, Mercer University, Macon, Ga. Chartered January 2, 

Ohio Delta, University of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. Chartered Febru- 
ary 24, 1872; suspended, 1880; reorganized, 1881; suspended, 1897. 

New York Alpha, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. Chartered Febru- 
ary 29, 1872; suspended, 1876; reorganized, 1886. 

Pennsylvania Alpha, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Chartered June 5,. 

California Alpha, University of California, Berkeley, Cal. Chartered 
June 16, 1873; suspended, 1877; reorganized, 1886. 

Michigan Beta, Michigan Agricultural College, Lansing, Mich. 
Chartered November 8, 1873; suspended, 1898. 

Virginia Beta, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. Chartered 
November 18, 1873. 

Virginia Gamma, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va. Chartered 
February 2, 1874. 

Ohio Epsilon, Buchtel College, Akron, Ohio. Chartered January 19, 
1875; suspended, 1896. 

Nebraska Alpha, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. Chartered 
March 16, 1875; suspended, 1876; reorganized 1883. 

Virginia Delta, Richmond College, Richmond, Va. Chartered Sep- 
tember 30, 1875 ; suspended, 1895. 

Pennsylvania Beta, Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa. Chartered 
November 1, 1875. 

Pennsylvania Gamma, Washington and Jefferson College, Washing- 
ton, Pa. Chartered November 24, 1875. 

Tennessee Alpha, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. Chartered 
January 20, 1876 ; suspended, 1876 ; reorganized, 1877. 

Pennsylvania Eta, Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa. Char- 
tered April 19, 1876 ; suspended, 1877 ; reorganized, 1887. 

Missouri Beta, Central College, Fayette, Mo. Chartered May 29, 1876; 
suspended, 1878. 

Mississippi Alpha, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. Chartered 
June 9, 1877. 

Alabama Alpha, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Chartered 
October 17, 1877 ; suspended, 1877 ; reorganized, 1883. 

Virginia Epsilon, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. Char- 
tered February 9, 1878 ; suspended, 1889. 

Illinois Epsilon, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 111. 
Chartered May 23, 1878 ; suspended, 1897. 

Texas Alpha, Trinity University, Waxahachie, Texas. Chartered May 
23, 1878 ; suspended, 1883. 

North Carolina Alpha, Trinity College, Durham, N. C. Chartered 
May 23, 1878 ; suspended, 1879. 

Illinois Zeta, Lombard College, Galesburg, 111. Chartered November 
4, 1878. 

Alabama Beta, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. Char- 
tered January 30, 1879. 

South Carolina Alpha, Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C. Chartered 
January 31, 1879 ; suspended, 1885. 

Pennsylvania Delta, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. Chartered 
May 8, 1879. 


Vermont Alpha, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. Chartered 
October 30, 1879. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. Chartered 
October 27, 1880. 

Missouri Beta, Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. Chartered October 
27, 1880. 

Minnesota Alpha, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Chartered October 12, 1881. 

Iowa Beta, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Chartered March 
27, 1882. 

South Carolina Beta, South Carolina College, Columbia, S. C. Char- 
tered October 26, 1882; suspended, 1893. 

Kansas Alpha, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. Chartered No- 
vember 5, 1882. 

Michigan Gamma, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich. Chartered 
December 23, 1882; suspended, 1898. 

Tennessee Beta, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. Char- 
tered March 21. 1883. 

Ohio Zeta, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Chartered Octo- 
ber (J, 1883. 

Texas Beta, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. Chartered October 
15, 1883. 

Pennsylvania Zeta, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Chartered November 22, 1883. 

New York Beta, Union University, Schenectady, N. Y. Chartered 
November 27, 1883. 

New York Gamma, College of the City of New York, New York, 
N. Y. Chartered February 16, 1884; suspended, 1891. 

Maine Alpha, Colby College, Waterville, Maine. Chartered March 
22, 1884. 

New York Delta, Columbia University, New York, N. Y. Chartered 
April 15, 1884; suspended, 1890; reorganized, 1893. 

New Hampshire Alpha, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. Char- 
tered October 25, 1884. 

North Carolina Beta, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. 
C. Chartered March 29, 1885; suspended, 1895; reorganized, 1896. 

Kentucky Delta, Central University, Richmond, Ky. Chartered Oc- 
tober 31, 1885; consolidated with Kentucky Alpha, 1901. 

Massachusetts Alpha, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. Char- 
tered February 1, 1886. 

Texas Gamma, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. Char- 
tered March 20, 1886. 

New York Epsilon, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. Chartered 
February 7, 1887. 

Virginia Zeta, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Char- 
tered February 21, 1887. 

Alabama Gamma, Southern University, Greensboro, Ala. Chartered 
January 31, 1887; suspended, 1896. 

Massachusetts Beta, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. Chartered 
May 5, 1888. 

Rhode Island Alpha, Brown University, Providence, R. I. Chartered 
January 18, 1889. 

Louisiana Alpha, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, La. 
Chartered October 16, 1889. 

Missouri Gamma, Washington University, Saint Louis, Mo. Char- 
tered March 28, 1891 . 


California Beta, Leland Stanford Junior University, Palo Alto, Cal. 
Chartered October 23, 1891. 

Illinois Eta, University of Illinois, Champaign, 111. Chartered De- 
cember 19, 1893. 

Indiana Theta, Purdue University, West La Fayette, Ind. Chartered 
May 9, 1894. 

Ohio Eta, Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland, Ohio. Char- 
tered November 28, 1896. 

Ohio Theta, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. Chartered 
June 18, 1898. 

Washington Alpha, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash. Char- 
tered November 29, 1900. 

Kentucky Epsilon, Kentucky State College, Lexington, Ky. Char- 
tered May 20, 1901. 

It will be noticed that in some states, in Ohio especially, 
our chapter nomenclature is not regular. By an unwise act 
of the convention of 1880, certain active chapters were given 
titles that belonged to suspended chapters. Within a few 
years it was realized that a serious mistake had been made 
in tampering with the method of entitling chapters which 
the founders had devised. Attempts have been made to 
have this action reconsidered by the national convention, 
but such attempts have invariably been resisted by chapters 
that had acquired Greek letters nearer the top of the alpha- 
bet than they had originally. So, in a number of instances, 
two chapters — one active and one suspended — have the 
same name. This irregularity produces several anomalies. 
One is that Ohio Beta, established at O. W. U. , 1860, follows 
Ohio Gamma, established at Wittenberg, 1852. Another is 
in regard to the chapter at Lehigh, established as Pennsylva- 
nia Delta, 1876, and suspended, 1877. The chapter at Alle- 
gheny was chartered as Pennsylvania Epsilon 1879, but the 
convention of 1880 changed its name to Pennsylvania Delta, 
and chartered the Dickinson chapter as Pennsylvania Epsi- 
lon. The University of Pennsylvania chapter being char- 
tered as Pennsylvania Zeta, 1883, the Lehigh chapter, when 
revived, 1887, was forced to take the name Pennsylvania 

* A has entered twenty-nine states in the following order: 
Ohio, 1848; Indiana, 1849; Kentucky, 1850; Texas, 1853; 
Wisconsin, 1867; Illinois, 1859; Michigan, 1864; Virginia, 
1869; Missouri, 1870; Georgia, 1871 ; Iowa, 1871; New York, 
1872; Pennsylvania, 1873; California, 1873; Nebraska, 1875; 
Tennessee, 1876; Mississippi, 1877; Alabama, 1877; North 
Carolina, 1878; South Carolina, 1879; Vermont, 1879; 
Minnesota, 1881; Kansas, 1882; Maine, 1884; New Hamp- 
shire, 1884; Massachusetts, 1886; Rhode Island, 1889; 


Louisiana, 1889; Washington, 1900. The fraternity now 
has chapters in all of these states save South Carolina. 

* A was the first fraternity to enter the states of Texas, 
(its chapter at Austin College being the first trans- Missis- 
sippi chapter of any fraternity), Wisconsin and Nebraska. 
When * A entered Indiana University and Centre College, 
Kentucky, there were no other fraternities in those states, 
the chapters of B © n there being suspended. * A was 
the pioneer fraternity at Wisconsin, Northwestern, Indian- 
apolis, Franklin, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, University of Texas 
and Stanford; and in point of continuous existence, it has 
the senior chapters at Miami, Indiana, Central (formerly 
Centre), Wabash, Missouri, Knox, Mercer, Alabama, Lom- 
bard, Auburn and Washington (St. Louis). 

Miami University was suspended from 1873 to 1885. 
Centre College at Danville, Ky., and Central University at 
Richmond, Ky., were consolidated, 1901, under the name 
of Central University, located at Danville. Austin College 
was changed, 1876, from Huntsville, Texas, to Sherman, 
Texas. Kentucky Military Institute was located at Frank- 
lin Springs (postoffice, Farmdale), near Frankfort, Ky., to 
1892; it was closed, 1892-96, and then opened at Lyndon 
(near Louisville), Ky. Franklin College was suspended 
during a part of 1872. Northwestern Christian University 
was moved, 1875, from Indianapolis to Irvington, Ind., and 
its name was changed, 1877, to Butler University. Being 
combined with professional schools at Indianapolis, it be- 
came, 1896, Butler College, Department of the Liberal Arts 
of the University of Indianapolis. The University of Chicago 
suspended, 1873; the new University of Chicago opened, 
1892. The name of Indiana Asbury University was changed, 
1884, to De Pauw University. Oglethorpe University has 
been suspended since 1872. Trinity College was moved, 
1892, from Randolph county (postofl5ce. Trinity College), 
N. C, to Durham, N. C. The Agricultural and Mechan- 
ical College of Alabama became, 1885, Alabama Polytechnic 
Institute. South Carolina College became, 1887, the Uni- 
versity of South Carolina, and, in 1891, South Carolina 
College again. Columbia College became Columbia Uni- 
versity, 1896 . Colby University became Colby College, 1899. 
Lombard University became Lombard College, 1901 . Trin- 
ity University will be moved from Tehuacana, Texas, to 
Waxahachie, Texas, in the fall of 1902. 


Franklin, Ind., November 7, 1876. Richmond, Va., May 18, 1878, In- 
dianapolis, Ind., September 17, 1879. Louisville, Ky., October 27, 


1880. Baltimore, Md., October 27, 1880. Montgomery, Ala., October 
27, 1880. Chicago, 111., February 1, 1881. Galesburg, 111., October 
12. 1881. Nashville, Tenn., October 12, 1881. Cincinnati, Ohio, De- 
cember 17, 1881. Washington, D. C, April 4, 1884. Columbus, Ga.. 
June 9. 1894. Akron, Ohio, July 4, 1884. New York, N. Y., Novem- 
ber 13, 1884. Kansas City, Mo., June 29, 1885. Minneapolis, Minn., 
November 5, 1885. San Francisco, Cal., May 10, 1886. Atlanta, Ga., 
October 20, 188(5. Pittsburgh, Pa., January 17, 1887. Saint Louis, Mo., 
April II, 1887. Selma, Ala., November 21, 1887. Saint Paul, Minn., 
March 26, 1888 ; consolidated with alumni chapter at Minneapolis, 
1891. Philadelphia, Pa., March 26, 1888. Los Angeles, Cal., June 12, 
1888. Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2, 1891. Cleveland, Ohio, De- 
cember 20, 1892. Boston, Mass., February 22, 1893. Denver, Col., 
April 26, 1893. Spokane, Wash., September 2, 1893. Birmingham, 
Ala., April 10, 1895. Macon, Ga., June 21, 1895. Mobile, Ala., De- 
cember 17, 1895. La Crosse, Wis., October 31, 1896. Detroit, Mich., 
April 19, 1897. New Orleans, La., August 2, 1897. Milwaukee, Wis., 
September 9, 1897. Columbus, Ohio, April 23, 1898. Providence, R. I., 
May 28, 1898. Athens, Ohio, October 19, 1898. Austin, Texas, May 
19, 1899. Syracuse, N. Y., August 23, 1900. Seattle, Wash., Septem- 
ber 29, 1900. Harvard University, November 12, 1900. Toledo, Ohio, 
November 28, ltK)0. Hamilton, Ohio, January 12, 1901. Schenectady, 
N. Y., April 3, 1901. Meridian, Miss., November 22, 1901. 

Until 1898 alumni clubs were called alumni chapters. 

Walter B. Palmer. 

{^From the February Phi Gamma Delta. ^ 

Which national fraternity is the best? This question has 
been asked me many times. It is that fraternity which has 
the most men of clean lives and gentlemanly conduct; men 
whose lives are devoted to the good of others, who unsel- 
fishly strive to promote love, peace, harmony and greatest 
happiness to all; men whose lives are under self-control and 
full of human kindness — that fraternity is the best. But 
how are we to decide unless we know every man of every 
society, which is impossible? Clean lives and upright con- 
duct are visible to all the world. The society that has the 
most unselfish men, devoted to the good of others, owns 
the most society houses and halls, for these houses are the 
fruit of pure, unselfish devotion, and of pride in the stand- 
ing and welfare of the society. The society that is man- 
aged with care, that has a splendid organization, its offices 
filled with men of ability and judgment who have succeeded 
in their own business and are thus likely to be successful 
with the business of others, is a better society than one 
managed at haphazard. Sentiment is good, but good organ- 
ization accomplishes far more than sentiment. 


How can we judge when a society is well or badly man- 
aged? By looking at its roll of chapters, noting how many 
dead ones they have; by learning at how many places they 
stand best, how many houses they own, how many they hire 
where they do not own. If the society issues a magazine, 
is it edited with ability and care, does it come out on time ? 
Are its pages filled with the doings of its members and the 
honors they are achieving, and are its editorials teeming 
with inspiration and wise advice to the boys? Beyond all 
these things mentioned, I know you will agree with me 
that comfortable, well planned, tastefully decorated chapter 
houses mark a society of high standing, make it creditable 
to its members, attractive to the college students and the 
outside world, and are perpetual monuments of the interest, 
admiration and love of its members who have lived in its 
benign influence. There are twenty-nine fraternities in the 
United States and seven sororities. They issue magazines, 
most of them of great merit. If your chapter does not 
subscribe to some of those issued by other fraternities, you 
are missing a great deal that will broaden you, and interest 
and stimulate you to greater love and work for your chapter. 

I advise you to subscribe for the magazines of all other 
fraternities which have chapters at your college. It is the 
duty of every one to gain all the information possible, not 
only of his own society, but of the whole fraternity world. 
But the best thing to do is to read our own magazine, which 
has been published since 1879, also the chapter rolls and 

I am asked nearly every week, how can we get a chapter 
house? I say, inform your alumni of your condition, warm 
their hearts until they put their hands into their pockets and 
give you a good sum to make a start. Nothing so delights 
the alumnus, visiting his old college, as to sit around the 
chapter hearthstone, light a pipe or cigar, and talk about 
the past and the present, with the handsome, manly and in- 
teresting men of his chapter of the present day. He enters 
again into his college life, he renews the vigor of youth, 
cares vanish, life assumes a new charm and he feels a pride 
and joy he never feels under any other circumstances. No 
man who is more than half alive can come in contact with 
these courteous, enthusiastic college boys without loving 
them and wishing them all the joys that he can help them 
to; opening his heart will open his pocket-book also. But 
if he sees the serpents of intemperance or of vice creeping 
in, his blood bounds hot at the fearful danger, and he calls 



upon all to kill, not scotch, these deadly snakes. The chap- 
ter house must be dedicated to all that is beautiful, all that 
is good, all that is pure. Activity is life. When activity 
ceases, life ceases. We are alive as long as we grow; when 
growth ceases, life is going, decay sets in and death soon 
follows. There is no stage of life where we can stand still 

The following table, compiled by Mr. W. R. Baird, ap- 
pears in his American College Fraternities, edition of 1898, 
which I use by his kind permission : 














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'865 1 







; '3 










1 20 





1 4*048 



43 ' 


























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1 2,989 












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' 36 ' 














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47 ; 


















; 4 









86 , 










1 71 


14 1 










II > 





2,153 ' 













5 ' 








8 1 


I , 





1,061 ' 

13 1 









2' i 




13 1 




1856 , 


5.668 , 





18 , 











19 1 












1827 , 






/ I 

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1847 ' 


3.41 1 



38 , 

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1846 . 







3 i 




Total ' 





I 150 







I have constructed a new table showing the number of 
national fraternities, the number of their chapters, the num- 
ber of houses owned and hired by them to date. 


«•« * A * 




Gain in 






4 years. 

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A X P 





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With the country's vast increase in population, the cause 
of education has advanced mightily from one end of the 
land to the other. Vast sums of money have been given for 
building and endowment funds. Within a few days only, 
forty millions of dollars have been given for education. 
With the growth of these institutions the fraternities have 
also advanced. Their organizations have been perfected 
and concentrated. This country is too vast and too exten- 
sive today for any college fraternity to think that it will be 
great by adopting a narrow and so-called exclusive policy. 
This doctrine is now recognized as one of pure conceit and 
is ridiculous. The world smiles and goes right on. We 
have got to spread and extend with the extension of the 
country. The men we take in today will be the prominent 
men, the leaders in affairs twenty years from now. We 
can not have too many chapters established in strong insti- 


tntions if they are composed of the right class of men. Our 
Phalarchoi [province presidents — Ed. Scroll] must be 
respoQsible to somebody if they are to be effective. They 
must be men who can sit down with the boys, hear their 
diflElcalties and diplomatically straighten them out. All our 
chapters must be visited at least once a year. We are much 
behind some other fraternities in this respect. Let us pay 
the railroad fare of each Phularchos for one visit to each of 
his chapters, and his railroad fare to the convention that we 
may see him face to face and hear the result of his experience. 
These men should be the assistants to the national secretary, 
ai^x>inted by him and removable by him. A number of our 
dead chapters should be revived, and if our section chiefs are 
active and the proper men, this result can soon be accom- 
plished ; and efforts should be made to accumulate funds to 
build houses at every one of them. 

It is very instructive to study these tables. The statistics 
given in the first table concerning 4> r A are inaccurate in 
some respects, though Mr. Baird used every effort to have 
them exact. The total membership of the fraternity was 
given as 6,300. It was probably 7,000. Mr. Baird had to 
gness the number, as in 1808 we had no catalogue or acces- 
sible information. The largest fraternity on the list is A K E. 
This is true notwithstanding their list of chapters is not so 
long as some others. The next in size is B n. It has 
absorbed several smaller societies, has maintained a large 
chapter roll and urged the policy of taking in a large num- 
ber of men each year, a most wise policy, as it broadens the 
chapter and men and prevents the possibility of the chapter 
dying. The third is * A 0; the fourth, * Y; the fifth, A A 4>; 
the sixth, * K ^; the seventh, 4> r A. Considered as to the 
number of active chapters the order is: O A 0, 03 chapters; 
Ben, 62; S AE, 54; 2 X, 50; K 2, 47; <l>r A, 44; A Til, 
42, and so on. In the matter of chapter houses owned we 
stood only the sixteenth on the list. In the matter of chap- 
ter houses occupied we stood tenth. In the number of states 
represented we stood seventh. In the number of dead chap- 
ters we stood fourth. A T Q, A T A and 2 A E only surpass 
us. Statistics show there were in 188*> only thirty-three 
houses owned and occupied by the general fraternities of 
the United States. In 1800 there were seventy houses. In 
1898, 425 houses were occupied and owned by the national, 
local and women's fraternities of the United States. This 
is a marvelous showing. The great value and influence of 
chapter house life has become so evident that every frater- 


nity seeks by every means possible to have all their chapters 
either own or rent and occupy houses. 

In the matter of age * r A stands twelfth on the list. * 

* * * * 

It is a matter of great pride that we have gained nine 
houses in four years, a record no other fraternity can show, 
and a greater progress and growth in these four years than 
in all the previous forty- eight years. The statistical tables 
show that B © n in 1898 owned ten houses ; that in 1901 
they owned fourteen, a gain of four, while we have made a 
gain of nine. In 1898 they rented twenty houses, and we 
rented fourteen. Today they rent twenty- eight and we rent 
twenty-one. There is no reason why every chapter should 
not have a house or hall of its own. I am happy to state 
that plans have been drawn for houses at Indiana, California 
and Johns Hopkins universities. Considerable funds have 
been accumulated by B n, with which they will buy or 
build houses within the next five years at Maine, Syracuse, 
Rutgers, Lehigh, Washington and JefFerson, Texas, West- 
ern Reserve, Ohio State, Ohio Wesleyan, Beloit, Wisconsin, 
Northwestern, Iowa, Knox, Kansas and Colorado — sixteen 
in all. This is an example for us to emulate, and I am sure 
that we can equal if not surpass it, as we have in the last 
four years. B n will then own thirty houses. No man 
can say with truth or upon the slightest reflection that our 
progress has not been marvelous, for in 1883 we neither 
owned nor occupied a house or a hall ; most of the chapters 
rented a room. In 1890 we owned none ; in 1898 we owned 
three and hired fourteen. Today we own ten houses and 
halls and rent twenty. 

The tables of 1898 show that OTA stood eighteenth in 
ownership of houses. Those of 1902 show that we have 
come up to eighth place in this regard. We can reach third 
place in the next four years if the chapters will it, and our 
section chiefs actively interest themselves in our welfare 
Many of our chapters are situated at colleges where desir- 
able lots can now be purchased for a few hundred dollars. 
Some chapters already own lots, others are at institutions 
which will donate or lease a good site for the asking. Such 
opportunities should be taken advantage of. It remains with 
the undergraduates to impress on their alumni that they 
really need, and mean to have, a house. No chapter will 
ever have a house if it waits for its alumni to call and ask if 
it wishes one. Some of the alumni will contribute after a 
house is once owned. If it is about the same value as the 


one which the chapter has been renting, it will be found 
that part of the money which was formerly paid for rent can 
be applied to paying ofF the indebtedness. * * * 

The chapter house has come to stay. Chapter house life 
will be the ideal life of the future, as it has already become 
in the present. No chapter that has ever undertaken it has 
ever gone back to the old plan. It is the grandest of all 
promoters of fraternity friendship. Nothing so firmly estab- 
lishes a chapter as a good chapter house. Living together 
for four years in a chapter house broadens the minds, devel- 
ops the hearts, kindles the deeper affections and so knits 
men*s lives together that the fondest friendships are formed, 
friendships which last through life. The best character is 
developed, enthusiasm is kindled and self-reliance cultivated. 
The graduate looks with pleasure upon the years he spent 
there and delights to go back and mingle with the boys, and 
enter into their academic life. The training which conduct- 
ing a chapter house gives to the active members is a valua- 
ble education in business affairs before they go out into 
the world. It teaches the value of money, how to care for 
and preserve property, the absolute necessity of order and 
regularity to make anything a success. It puts on their 
shoulders a responsibility not too heavy for them to bear, 
but one that is a valuable experience for them before em- 
barking in the affairs of life. The house should be built 
with great care as to what is needed. Symmetry of propor- 
tion will always delight the eye more than elaborateness of 
exterior decoration. The first floor should be so arranged 
that it can all be thrown together for general use, for plenty 
of room is the greatest luxury. The rooms on the second 
and third floors should be arranged in a series of one study 
room and two small bedrooms. The first floor should con- 
tain a general assembly room, a parlor or reception room, a 
library, billiard room, and writing room, or a library alcove, 
with suitable open fire-places and convenient window seats, 
and seats about the hall. The chapter room is usually 
placed in the basement, with committee rooms and closets 
for books and gowns adjoining. * * * Through the 
courtesy of Mr. Maxwell, I have obtained the pictures which 
appear in the Greek Letter Men of New York, showing a 
great variety and style of houses. Whatever adds to the 
beauty of the house adds to its influence. Neatness, clean- 
liness and order are the first essentials. It goes without 
saying that a model chapter house will have a place for 
everything and everything in its place. A little thought 


and ingenuity on the part of your house committee will add 
here and there additional touches of beauty, and these will 
make up no small part of its charm. 

As to decoration, certain very simple principles underlie 
all that is successful and pleasing. Allow no fad to control 
the color theme, for any fad scheme will annoy more and 
more as time goes on. If you are fitting a house where 
boys are to be rushed you must be specially careful not to 
give them a chance to call you freaks for adopting some 
flaring style. Avoid all glaring contrasts, or if you can not 
altogether help it you can sometimes get a strong eflFect by 
having all strong, but never have part strong and part weak. 

It is very desirable to have a variety to relieve those 
whose tastes differ. 1 have been in some houses where it 
was positively painful to go about the rooms because of the 
fierce contrasts of harsh colors, which were so generally 
distributed that the eye had no rest but was constantly 
offended by the barbarous ferocity of the color designs. 
Again I have seen a chapter room where the decorations 
smacked of a bar-room. I am happy to say these were not 
O r A houses. 

An excess of any one color is not pardonable, and the 
stronger the color the less there should be. A bright scar- 
let over a whole room, as I have seen, is simply intolerable, 
but subdued reds may cover everything in a room, provided 
there are other rooms in the house to balance the effect. 
Color is offensive when it is unnatural in tone. A red of 
the autumn leaves will be tolerated, but a vermilion will 
he offensive. A leaf green diluted with white or darkened 
with black will please where a blue green will be painful. 
When yellow is used it must be softened, because it is the 
strongest color we know, red coming next, green being the 
least disturbing to the average normal person. There are 
certain peculiarities of color sense and it is never safe to 
trust an unknown man to play with decorations, because 
they may be abnormal. 

The effect of color on persons living in rooms is bad or 
good, which even the most unobservant recognize. Black 
is of great power in all cases; white is also powerful. The 
churches of Italy used colors to aid in producing effects. 
The stage uses color constantly. The colored fountains 
and street lights all point out this power of color, and what 
is true in extreme cases is just as true, though less noticea- 
ble, in less extreme cases. Each room should be calculated 
as a separate problem, yet the rooms should harmonize and 


afford relief to each other. A dark room demands a com- 
pensatory light room, a green room demands a touch of red 
in the house, a blue room calls for a relief of yellow some- 
where, and no system is complete that disregards the four 
physiologically primary colors, yellow, blue, red and green. 
The gentle colors — the subdued colors, are usually more 
restful and less harmful. 

Wall papers or fabrics where masses of fierce color abound, 
are very hard to harmonize, requiring a greater ability than 
is common. Bedrooms should always be done in quiet, clean 
colors, preferably in plain, subdued tints with little or no 
figure. A subdued blue or green or brown will be better 
for the eyes. For hallways all sorts of wild themes can be 
adopted, provided they lead to the themes of the rooms. 
Library of dark, quiet, * aged ' tints — but always rich — may 
be in yellow or damask red (mahogany, etc.) or very deep 
green. Never use black unless you have a mass of bright 
mixed color. Never mix the color of wood in the same 
room (oak and mahogany) unless you are making a den. 
Let the living room be the light room, with all glare cut 
down by the scheme of decoration. * * * 

There are two methods of getting a chapter house. Either 
buy a house built by some rich man who desires, for some 
reason, to move, or, having died, leaves a family who desire 
to make a change — or build. The rich man's house can 
usually be bought for one-third what it cost, as in the case 
of Cornell house and others. * How can we get a house ? ' 
Where there's a will there's a way. First study out what 
you want, how many men you will have to occupy the house 
and what income you can derive from room rents and dues. 
Calculate your yearly liabilities, taxes, insurance, gas, heat, 
water, repairs, janitor service, and interest on debt. There 
should be a liberal margin. A large part of the dues should 
always go to the payment of the permanent debt or mort- 
gage, if any, or to the better furnishing of the house. After 
you have calculated the debit and credit carefully and de- 
cided as to the style and kind of a house, sufl5cient funds 
must be given outright or be loaned by some member with- 
out security other than chapter notes. It is better and usual 
for sufficient to be given to pay for the land. Patience will 
be required if the amount is large, and the more you work 
the more the interest of yourselves and your alumni is 
aroused. The talking over of your plans will be a profita- 
ble and pleasant subject at all times. There will always be 
some interesting detail which some one will think of. By 


careful getting of bids the cost can usually be reduced one- 
fourth to one-third of the original estimates. Do not get 
cheap plumbing or electric wiring. They will trouble you 
unceasingly. Steam is the best method of heating, but 
stoves are the most economical, as are also lamps for light- 
ing (and they give the best light). Electricity is always 
expensive and not as good for the eyes. 

Call a number of your alumni together, setting forth in 
the call your wants and wishes. Your workers will respond. 
Among all alumni there are some men endowed by nature 
with force and enthusiasm ; and some man among them in 
whom you all have confidence should be your leader and be 
entrusted with raising the money and building the house. 
Men who first respond to your call should be your incor- 
porators. Every chapter has plenty of lawyers among its 
graduates who will attend to the incorporation ; they will 
also draw up by-laws, or you can copy Cornell's, Yale's or 
Columbia's, which will be furnished you if desired. Avoid 
all men who have doubts and fears. It is the easiest thing 
in the world to find fault. The small men always use this 
method to fool themselves into thinking that they are great. 
The big man keeps his cares to himself and you see only 
smiles and hard work. Relying upon his strength he sees 
no need of making himself conspicuous by fault finding. 
Select a site and get some one of your wealthier men to buy 
it at once. If he can not pay for it entirely let him mort- 
gage it. The next task is for the others to take up this 
mortgage. If a man can't pay all he would like at once let 
him sign an agreement to pay as much each year as he can. 
You will interest some at once, others will be slow to re- 
spond. All should be urged to pay something, for where a 
man's treasure is there his heart is also. 

Benjamin Franklin was a shrewd, wise man. On one 
occasion being asked by a clergyman to give advice as to 
how to raise money to build a church in Philadelphia, he 
said : * I advise you to apply to all those you know will 
give something. Next to all those whom you are uncertain 
whether they will give anything or not, and show them the 
list of those who have given, and lastly do not neglect those 
who you are sure will give nothing, for in some of them you 
may be mistaken.' The clergyman did so. He asked of 
everybody and he obtained a much larger sum than he ex- 
pected, with which he erected the house that stands on Arch 
street, Philadelphia, to this day. In getting money you 
will find many who are economical in everything but ex- 


cuses, and you will marvel how such poor men live. Get 
every one to give something, for Benjamin Franklin also 
said : ' It is much easier for a man to do you a favor a 
second time, having once done something for you.* 

Personal application is the only way to get money. It 
requires tact and perseverance. Remember you are doing 
the man you ask a favor, for it does him more good to give 
than it does even the object he gives for. Continual asking 
will interest the hardest and most diflficult. The hardest 
rock is worn away by continual dropping of water. 

The interest of every man who gives is ever thereafter 
secured, which is of more value than his present gift. A 
hall or house will show that all who have given prize the 
society enough to put it in comfortable quarters. The world 
is ready to take you at your own estimation. If you do not 
have a high respect for yourself, who else will ? But you 
must live up to this estimation. A society without a house 
is worse than a man without a home. The undergraduates 
will measure you by your own measure. 

Be patient and contract for nothing further till your land 
is free and clear. You can readily borrow enough to build 
your house after the land is paid for, and you have in addi- 
tion several thousand dollars in the treasury. A favorite 
practical method in many societies is to get pledges from 
alumni to give so much per year till the chapter debt is 
wiped out. This is the method of * Y, and has resulted in 
building the seventeen splendid houses and halls they now 
own. They are now paying for a large plot of land at Am- 
herst, and expect very shortly to build a house to eclipse 
A A O there. We have made a beginning, in the last four 
years having acquired titles to ten houses and halls. This 
is not enough. In the next five years not one of our fifty- 
two chapters should be without a house or hall. 

The illustrations will show you what others have done. 
I present only a few of the average houses. It is wonder- 
ful the vast sums expended by these societies. The houses 
and halls of the college fraternities represent an expendi- 
ture of millions of dollars. I have been interested, as I 
know you would be, to read the answers of the societies to 
which I wrote for information. Kvery one replied : ** We 
have only commenced to build. The subject, we recog- 
nize, is of vital importance and all our chapters must have 

Finally, my brothers, I desire to impress two other 
thoughts on your minds. Most of our chapters are too 


small. Small chapters present a narrow sphere and tend to 
narrow the man. Large chapters are broadening in their 
influence upon a man, and they are healthy and prosperous. 
Small chapters can not impress themselves appreciably upon 
the life of the college, or engage sufficiently in college and 
fraternity enterprise, or rent or build or conduct chapter 
houses with ease and success. While numbers do not 
always mean strength, lack of numbers invariably produces 
weakness. A so-called exclusive policy shows weakness 
and not quality. It makes a weak chapter ; it almost in- 
variably draws together men weak in college influence, and 
men who prove inefficient and unequal to the struggle of 
life when they get out into the world. A chapter which is 
not strong in freshmen and sophomores is a ship that is drift- 
ing upon rocks. We all know the reluctance of older col- 
lege men to elect young men to membership. I believe this 
reluctance is the cause of more poor and weak chapters than 
all other causes combined. We must not forget that the 
boys of today will be the men of tomorrow, as we know the 
boys of yesterday are the men of today. We should not 
judge young men too arbitrarily and dogmatically. Since 
the world began we are constantly seeing the stone which 
the builder rejected becoming the head of the corner. The 
boy is in the process of development ; out of him grows the 
perfect man. In nature the diamond which is regular and 
perfect when first discovered is very rare. But we may 
have beautiful houses, sumptuously furnished, large libra- 
ries, fine pictures, and everything about the house may be 
managed with precision and economy, and withal we may 
still not have a true chapter house. Whatever the outside or 
inside conditions may be, it is the spirit of harmony and love 
that makes a home. Each brother must be abundantly filled 
with patience, self-control and unselfish devotion to the good 
of all. No man is developing or can be happy unless he 
loves and works for something. 

T. Alfred Vernon, Yale, 'To. 


Bro. Walter B. Palmer is to present in an early number of 
The Scroll a list of our ^ A authors and of their works. 
It is safe to claim that the youngest of the authors to be 
enumerated will be Bro. Charles Phillips Chipman, of Maine 
Alpha. Bro. Chipman is twenty- four years of age. He is 
a native of Rhode Island, his father. Rev. Wm. P. Chipman, 


D. D., being a graduate of Brown University. His prepar- 
atory studies were completed at home, as he had been 
forced by ill health to dis- 
coutiuue his work in the 
Clinton, Conn., high school 
in his junior year. Remov- 
ing to Da mar i scot ta, Maine, 
in 1900, Bro. Chipman en- 
tered Colby last fall and be- 
came a member of * A 0, 
to which his brother, Guy 
W. Chipman, '02, also be- 

His first book was 'An 
Aerial Runaway,' written 
under the supervision of 
his father, whose name ap- 
pears along with his own 
on the title page. This 
volume was issued from the 
press of the Lothrop Pub- 
lishing Co., of Boston, in 
May, 1901. Of the boot 
^^^^^ the Boston Journal said on 

C. P. Chcpmak, C0L11V, w>. May22, 1901, '"An Aerial 
Runaway" is written pri- 
marily for boys, and to boys we recommend it as probably 
more thrilling and delightful than anything they have read 
outside of dear old Jules Verne.' 

This spring Bro. Chipman will present a second volume, 
'The Last Cruise of the Electra,' which will be published 
by the Saalfield Publishing Co., of Akron, Ohio. 


By the death of Bro. Harry Hanford Paskins Indiana Delta 
has been bereft of one of her strongest and most earnest and 
enthusiastic members. His death , which came unexpectedly 
on December 30, 1901, was caused by tuberculosis of the 
frontal bone, supposed to have been brought on by a blow 
received in football several months before. He had been 
troubled with this disease during the summer and again a 
few days before -school opened, on account of which he did 
not enter at the first of the fall term, as he had intended. 
He arranged his plans, however, to enter at the opening of 



the winter term and would have done so, had not death over.- 
takeD him. For a moath before his death he was unable to 
leave his room , and 
during this time he m 
bravely bore upuD- 
der two very pain- 
ful operations. He 
concern regarding 
the success of the 
fraternity during 
the rushing season 
and continued to 
do so until within 
a week of the end. 
Bro. Paskins was 
boni and reaitd on 
a farm near Tra- 
falgar, Ind., and 
was the only child 
of parents whose 
more than ample 
fortune had been 
dedicated to his 
service. He was graduated from the Trafalgar high school 
with honors, then taught for two terms in the public schools 
of his township, after which he entered Franklin College 
and completed the freshman and sophomore years. He was 
soon invited to become a member of * A 0. and was always 
foremost in promoting his fraternity's welfare. He was prom- 
inent in athletics, acting as manager of the 1000 football 
team and of the 1901 track team. In society he was a leader, 
and was loved by all who knew him. 

The funeral was held from his home near Trafalgar and 
was conducted by Bro. C. H. Hall, 72, The pallbearers 
were all Phis. Many beautiful floral designs were sent, 
among them being one from the members of the n B * soror- 
ity. Bro, Paskins will be sorely missed by his classmates 
and by his chapter, but his life of bare'./ twenty years may 
well be taken as an example and will long be remembered 
for its many good works. Indiana Delta and *i0 have 
suffered a great loss, but a soul of rare merit has been gained 
by the Chapter Grand. 

Raymond H. Shllers. 

Habkv H. I'askiv 



Tte object of this review will be a mere presentation of sta- 
tistics from which each reader is asked to make his own 
deductions, upon which each one may comment and ponder 
as he pleases. 

In the fall of 1901 inter- collegiate football was played at 
every one of the 65 institutions in which * i has chapters, 
with the exception of Emory, Mercer and Southwestern, 
At these places it is pro- 
I hibited by the authorities, 
who, however, allow the 
I students to contest with 
other college teams in 
baseball and track athlet- 
ics. Inter-class football is 
played at Emory and Mer- 
cer, * A ® at the former 
having seven players on 
class teams in 1901, in- 
cluding one captain and 
the ma nager of one of the 
teams, W^ 

In the r>2 institutions 
whereinter-coUegiate foot - 
ball wss played there were 
120 members of * A © play- 
ing regularly on the 'var- 
sity, with at least 27 (this 
number is evidently too 
small) substitutes, practi- 
cally all of whom took part 
in one or more important 
games. This gives us a 
minimum total of 147 foot- 
ball men. Their names follow i 

Colby— \\. W, Drew, E. H. Cotton, M. A. Priest: Dart- 
moH//i—R. B, Smith (sub.), C. C. Colton (sub.); Verinonf 
— R. S. Morse, C. J. Parker, G. L. Orton, G. A. Pierce, 
L. H. Newton; Williams— V. P. Wilbur; Afnherst—^. S. 
Phillips; Bro-on-F. W. Greeue, Jr., M. H. Cann, C, F. 
Savage. A. H. Abbott (sub.); Cornell— h. R. Coffin, E. J. 
Snow (sub.); Union — A. G. Pickens (sub.); Columbia — 
Benham, captain, and Bode on the freshman team (no Phis 
on the 'varsity); Syraaise-H. F. Russell (sub.), H. M. 



Galpiii (sub.): La/ayelte—'^ . E. Bachman, H. E. Trout, 
L. L. Isemaii; Geitysburg — F. N.Shipley; Washingtoti and 
feferson—C S. Forkiini ; 
.■illeg/ienv—?' C. Lampe, 
G. W. Campbell, H. A. 
Turner; Dickinson — S. V. 
Shiffer, R. V. Stuart, \V. 
A. Ganoe, G. H. Raab ; 
Pemtsxivania—'^.C^. Gar- 
diner^ K. C. Corley (sub. ); 
Virginia— Q,. R. Williams, 
C. P. Macgill ( sub. ) ; Ran- 
daiph-Macon—Q. E. Will- 
iams; IVasJiini^lon and Lee 
— D. B. Fielder; North Car- 
olina — W. F. Smathers, J, 
Donnelly : Ceniral—Q,. C. 
Clarke, C. B. Schoolfield, 
F. P. Kiser, E. W. Lee 
(sub.) ; Kenltukv Slate — G. 
W. Ewell, A. M. Swope, 
W. H. Gary ( sub, ) ; Van- 
derbilt—U. W. Davis, J. J. 
Tigert, Jr., C. N. Bryan 
(sub.), J. T. Howell, Jr. 
(sub.) ; Seu<anee—V:. M. 
Murray, H. E. Smith, J. 
L. Kirby-Smith ; Georgia 
— H. J. Lamar,W. R. Tur- 
ner, C. D. Russell (sub.); 
Alabama — J. R. Fornian, 
A, W. Stewart, R. R. 
Banks; Atibiint—Yi. B. 

Park, C. E. Feagin (sub. ). Caitaln Smir.ix.N, np Chil-.m;->. 
W. L. Holley (sub.); A//- 

ami — L. M. Bourne, J. R. Jamison, C. H. Macready, O P. 
Flower f sub. ) ; Ohio Wrsleyan—V.. I.. Skeel, C. C. Whit- 
ney, W. E. Lowther, D. F. Edwards, K. W. Rardin, pledged 
(sub. ); Ohio— I. A. Lyon. J. B. Longwell. Victor Biddle, F. 
H. Tinker (sub.); Case—?,. I. Charlesworth, W. D. Thomas, 
H. C. Selby, M. A, Ammon, C. L. Cadte. J. A. Sullivan; 

Cincinnati — Wm. Fetsch, A. Everhain; Indiana ■. Gotts- 

chall. H. E. Ayres (sub,); Wabash—^. E. Burk, S, A. 
Bouslog: Indianapolis — J, L. Anthony, C, W, McGaiighey; 
Franklin — V. Branigau, M. W^ebb, H. E. Tincher, — . — . 


Matthews, J. G. York (sub.). R- H. Sellers (sub.); Hanover 
— C. S. Hatfield, S. Green, E. W. Newton, R. V. Sipe; De 
Paiiw — Lee Hawthorne, 
R. Brower; Purdue— }. M. 
Davidson, J. F. G. Miller; 
Northwestern— V. H. 
Scheiner, H. T. Allen ; 
Chicago — J. M. Sheldon, 
G.H. Carrey, A. C. Ells- 
worth, F. A.Speik.F. E. 
Harper (sub.); Knox — P. 
Ewing, C. Brown (sub.); 
Lombard — C. Tanney, H, 
Jansen, F. C. Ayars; lUi- 
nois — J. M. Lindgren, J. 
F. Cook. R. W. Siler.W. 
Jr., F. M. Cayou (DidHtt- 
son); loiva Wesleyan — B. 
Beck, S. Needham, John 
Myers (pledged); Iowa — 
C. E. Terrell; Missouri — 
R. H. Jesse, Jr. ; Westmin- 
ster— 1,. M. White, J. G. 
Miller, W. W. Seibert, A. 
H. Mueller; Washington 
— H. Hope, F. Gordon; 
Kansas — Marion Russell 
(pledged) ; Nebraska — W. 
H. Mulliken ; Mississippi 
— D. L. Fair, J. M. Ma- 
groder; Tulane — W. B, 
Mangum, O. Capdevielle ; 
Texas — I. V. Duncan; 
Sta,iford—^. W. Hill, G. 
H. Clark: Washington S/a/e—R. L. Ewing (CAw Wes/ej'an), 
G. A. Minkler. 

It would thus seem that the chapters at Lehigh, Ohio 
State, Michigan, Wiscousin, Minnesota, Southwestern and 
California are the only ones who were not represented on 
the gridiron in 1'<I01 . Of these Minnesota was fatnous some 
years ago as a football chapter, Michigan had a star half- 
back last year aud Ohio State furnished a captain not long 
since. Southwestern is not allowed to play. 

The number of <t A e football captains in 1901 was smaller 

( LlNl 

■ Iu.i 


than for some years. They were Bros. Bachman, of Lafay- 
ette, Park, of Auburn, BraaigaD, of Franklin, Miller, of 
Purdue, Sheldou , of Chicago, 
Lindgren, of Illinois, White, 
of Westminster, Hope, of 
Washington, and Gardiner, 
who was acting captain at 
Pennsylvania a part of the 
season. Against these nine 
in 1901 we had 12 in 1900, 
II in 1899, and 12 in 1898. 
Thirteen are already chosen 
for 1902. Three of the best 
games in the middle west were 
those between Chicago and 
Purdue, Chicago and Illinois, 
and Illinois and Purdue, in 
each of which both opposing 
captains were Phis. In each 
of these games from four to 
seven Phis took part. In the 
Cornell ■ Pennsylvania game. 
Thanksgiving day, the two 
stars were Bros. Coffin and 

Ill 1901 the football cap- 
tains were non- fraternity men 
at Williams, Cornell, Penn- 
sylvania (part of the season). 
Central, Ohio Wesleyan, Cin- 
cinnati. Knox, Kansas, Tex- 
as, Stanford; members of B® 
Ilat W.and j.,Ohio, Indiana, 
Hanover, Iowa Wesleyan, 
Missouri; of 2 X at Columbia, 
Dickinson, Miami, Minnesota, Tulane; of S A E at Alle- 
gheny, Kentucky State, Michigan, Indianapolis, Mississippi; 
of A Y at Brown, Union, De Pauw, Wisconsin; of K S at 
Vermont, Vanderbilt, Wabash, Nebraska; of A T n at Get- 
tysburg. Sewanee, Alabama, O. S, U. ; of A K E at Colby, 
Amherst, California; of * r i at Syracuse, Washington 
State; of K A at Virginia, Randolph- Macon; of A T A at 
Nortli western, Iowa; of A X at Dartmouth; of * Y at Le- 
high; of * K * at Washington and I^e; of Z * at North 
Carolina; of X * at Georgia; of A K (local) at Case; of 2 N 
at Lombard. 


The captaias for 1902 are non-fraternity men at Cornell, 
Lehigh, Washington and Lee, North Carolina, Central, O. 
S. U. , Wabash, Purdue, 
Minnesota, Iowa Wes. 
leyan, Iowa, Kansas, 
California, Stanford, 
Washington State ; 
members of * A O at 
Vermont, Lafayette, 
Pennsvlvania , Vander- 
bilt, Auburn, OhioWcs. 
leyan, Ohio, Franklin, 
Hanover, Chicago, 
Knox, Westminster, 
Washington: of B n 
at Amherst, Syracuse, 
Case. Wisconsin; of * 
K * at Allegheny, Dick- 
iuson, Indiana, Missis- 
sippi; of A K B at Colby, _^ 
Virginia, Miami; of K 2 »: 
at Randolph - Macon, 
Nebraska ; of S N at 
I^mbard, Missouri; of 
2 X at Gettysburg, Illi- 
nois; of K K K (local) 
at Dartmouth; of K A 
at Williams; of A A 4> at 
Union; of A ♦ at Co- 
lumbia; of K A at Ken- 
tucky State; of A T A 
at Sewanee; of X * at 
Georgia; of * A * at 
Michigan;AYat North- 
western: of A T n at 
Tulane: of * K 2 at 
Washington and Jefferson. 

Brown, Alabama, Cincinnati, ludiauapolis, De Pauw and 
Texas have not yet chosen captains for I'J()'2. 

The managers of I'JOl were members of * A at Ver- 
mont, Union, Virginia, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa 
Wesleyan, Missouri, Westminster, Washington, Mississippi 
and Washington State; of uo fraternity at Syracuse, Au- 
burn, Ohio, Case, Wabash, Knox, Lombard, Minnesota, 
Kansas; of S A E at Allegheny,' North Carolina, Kentucky 




State, tObio Wesleyan, Franklin, Nebraska; of * r A at 
W. and J., I^high, Hanover, Texas; of A K Eat Dartmouth, 
Miami, Stanford; of 4> 
K ♦at Dickinson, Mich- 
igan, DePauw; of 2 X 
at Gettysburg, Central, j| 
Vanderbill; of A Y at || 
Colby, Cornell, Lafay- 
ette; of X * at Will- 
iams, Wisconsin; of 4* |' 
Y at Amherst, Colum- 
bia: of B © n at Penn- 
sylvania, Iowa; of *K | 
tat Randolph- Macou, 
Washington and Lee; 
of A T n at Sewanee, 
Tulane; of ATAatO. 
S. U-, Indianapolis: of 
2 N at Purdue; c' " " 
(vFould-be* Y) at Cal- [ 
ifornia; of K A at Geor- 
gia; of Z * at Brown. 

Cincinnati, North- 
western and Chicago I 
have their coach 

The managers for 
1902 are members of * ' 
A 8 at Vermont, Lafay- 
ette, Virginia, Central, 
Miami, Indiana, Wa- 
bash, Illinois, Iowa _ 
Wesleyan, Washing- 
ton; of no fraternity at Allegheny, Kentucky State, fAu- 
bum, Ohio Wesleyan, O. S. U., Case, Purdue, Lombard, 
Minnesota, Kansas; of B 11 at Ohio, Hanover, Knox, 
Texas; of A K E at Colby, Syracuse, Mississippi, Stanford: 
of * Y at Cornell, Pennsylvania, Lehigh; of * T A at Get- 
tysburg. W. and J.; of A Y at Williams, Union; of K A at 
Vanderbilt, Georgia; of 5 A E at Sewanee, Franklin; of K S 
at Brown, Tulane; of 2 X at Dickinson, De Pauw; of 5 N at 
Alabama, Washington State; of K K K ( local) at Dartmouth; 
of X <l> at Amherst; of A A * at Columbia; of Z * at North 
Carolina; of X*at Michigan: of * K * at Nebraska; of A ♦ 
(would-be* Y) at California. 

J. M. 


Randolph- Macon, Washington and Lee, Indianapolis, Wis- 
consin, Iowa, Missouri and Westminster have not yet elected 
a manager for 1902. 

Bros. James Milton Sheldon, George H. Garrey, Chester 
Ellsworth and Fred Spcik were the four Phis that formed 
the backbone of the University of Chicago football team last 
fall. Sheldon, the unanimous choice for captain when the 
captain-elect, *Jimmy' Henry, 4^ Y, failed to return, and re- 
elected unanimously for next year, played at left half back; 
Garrey, the lightest man but the * headiest* on the team, 
ran the eleven from quarter; * Shorty* Ellsworth, with his 
six feet four of bone and muscle, played center and did the 
punting; and Speik, the freshman, made experienced ends 
open their eyes when they saw him play his position. 

It was in the fall of 1898 that a little tow-headed, 145- 
pound youngster entered the university from Forrest, Illi- 
nois. His name was Sheldon, and in the football skirmishes 
between the 'varsity and the scrubs he early attracted atten- 
tion by his fierce plunges and reckless playing. He did not 
make the 'varsity that year, but the following year he re- 
turned early for practice and in spite of the fact that by 
many pounds he was the lightest man on the team he earned 
the right to play end on the best eleven that ever wore the 
maroon, and with the possible exception of Michigan last 
year, the best trained team that ever played for any college. 
Sheldon's end playing was of a brilliant order, although he 
had never played that position before, and he distinguished 
himself in the games against Brown, Pennsylvania and Wis- 

In 1900 Stagg shifted Sheldon to quarter, another new 
position, because the team was without a quarter and Gar- 
rey could not well be spared from end. In spite of the fact 
that quarter was not a natural position for 'Jimmy* he 
played a good consistent game. In the Michigan game of 
that year, however, Stagg shoved Sheldon to half and sta- 
tioned Garrey at quarter. This was Sheldon's natural posi- 
tion, and the way he punctured the Michigan line for re- 
peated gains in that game marked him as a brilliant half for 
the next year. 

In the election for captain at the close of the 1900 season 
Henry was chosen, as he was a junior. However, when he 
failed to return no one was thought of as his successor ex- 
cept Sheldon. Last fall Sheldon started in to play half and 
he proved to be the only reliable ground gainer on the team. 


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His reckless plunges into the line proved his undoing, how- 
ever. In the Illinois game he was kicked on the head and 
was carried from the field unconscious. Not fully recovered 
from the effect of this blow, a couple of weeks later he was 
kicked on the head in the Beloit game as he had plunged 
under a mass play in the hope of stopping it, and once more 
he was carried from the field. This time he was in a serious 
condition, and it 
was feared for a 
long time that he 
had been perma- 
nently injured. 
He was in bed for 
several weeks and 
did not get into the 
game again for the 
rest of the season. 
In spite of this fact 
he was again elect- 
ed captain for next 

With Sheldon 
Aors de combat Bro. 
G a r r e y became 
acting captain. 
Garrey never 
knows when he is 
licked , and the 
plucky spirit with 
which a battered, 
weakened team 
played through 

.■ H. E. TROl-T, OK THK I.VrAV- '^^ '"^''^ P^ ^^"^ ««" 

KTTE EI.KVEN OF \\\m. son against over- 

whelming odds 
was in large part a reflection of Carrey's spirit, and, may it 
be added, of Chicago Phi spirit. Garrey played his first 
'varsity football in 1898, the year be was made a Phi. He 
got his first chance to distinguish himself in the terrific 
game with Itliuois at Champaign that year. At the end of 
ISDiS he left the university to teach school, returning in the 
fall of 1900. That year he played at end and quarter, and 
he was the fiercest, surest tackier on the team in spite of 
the fact that he played at about only 138 pounds. Last 
fall, at considerable self-sacrifice on account of the fellow- 


ship he held in geology, he again came out to help the team, 
and his playing, in the eyes of some critics, earned him a 
place on the all-western team. Sheldon was first choice for 
captain for next year, but Garrey was certainly second 

When Ellsworth entered the university in 1900, he was a 
big overgrown youth who had sprouted up so fast he was 
of little use in athletics. For two years, however, he 
played on the scrubs, and all the time he kept getting 
bigger and stronger. He would probably have made the 
'varsity in 1900, but he was taken sick in the middle of the 
season and was kept out of 
the game on that account. 
Last fall as center and punter 
'Shorty' fulfilled most of the 
hopes his friends had had for 
him. He played a strong, 
consistent game, began to 
find out how strong he really 
was, and next year Illinois 
Beta expects him to 'eat up' 
any center that opposes him. 
In addition to playing foot- 
ball Ellsworth is the best 
pitcher on the 'varsity base- 
ball squad this year, and he 
is expected to make one of 
three or four Phis (including 
Captain Harper) who will 

wear the maroon on the .„.......„ 

diamond this spring. "" ' ' ' " ' ' 

Speik is a freshman from the northwest division high 
school, the school that furnished the 'varsity with Ahlswede 
and Feil, Phi guard and tackle on the famous 1899 team. 
As a freshman Speik showed more promise probably than 
any football player that ever entered the university. Al- 
though laid up with a broken collar bone for the first half of 
the season he insisted on playing, and play he did with a 
nerve and dash that were amazing. Already the best end 
Chicago ever had, Illinois Beta predicts for her freshman 
the highest football honors. H. I,. Ickks. 

For two years the center of the ail-American eleven has 
been Bro. W. E. Bachman of Lafayette, captain for 1901. 
It was a result of his strong playing, more than of anything 


else, that all the critics ranked the Lafayette team next 
below the 'big three', West Point and Cornell among 
eastern elevens, and ahead of Annapolis, Syracuse, Colum- 
bia and Pennsylvania. In Outmg for January, Mr. C. E. 
Patterson said : * There is no one in the class with Bachman 
this year. He handles his 195 pounds like an antelope, is 
sure in snapping, lightning-fast in charging, and gets down 
the field like a breeze.* Walter Camp in Collier's Weekly 
said : 

Captain W. E. Bachman, center, was by all odds the most valuable 
man in Lafayette's line. He weighed 19(5 pounds, had speed, three 
years' experience, and diagnosed quickly opponents* play. He seldom 
failed to be down on kicks first, was powerful in stopping center plays, 
and did so much tackling that it is said Fisher, Princeton's center, 
was practically forced to attend solely to him every time he (Fisher) 
snapped the bull. In every game he was prominent for tackling out- 
side tackle and at ends, but never at the expense of center defense. 
On offense he opened holes finely, dropping upon a diving opponent, 
pinning his head to the ground and rolling sidewise to let his man 
through, leading his man through and away from a player or playing 
low and lifting to one side. His versatility in methods is one of the 
striking features of his play. 

The football number of The Lafayette, in reviewing the 
season , used such sentences as these : ' The bright particular 
star of this game was Captain Bachman,* or, 'Captain Bach- 
man carried off the honors for Lafayette,' or, 'Captain 
Bachman in this, his last game for Lafayette, was in every 
play,' or, * his playing \vas brilliant in the extreme.' The 
following concise sketch was given : 

Walter K. Bachman, captain of the team, hails from Phillipsburg. 
N. J. He prepared for college at the Phillipsburg high school, where 
he played guard for two years under 'Babe' Rinehart's instruction. 
He entered college in LSOS, and played guard on the 'varsity his first 
year. The last tliree years he has played center, and no better man in 
that position can be found on the gridiron. He is the choice of nearly 
all critics for the all-American eleven. As captain of the 1001 eleven 
he was a good leader, and was able to infuse his own aggressiveness 
into the other members of the team. Bachman was always in the 
game. He has probably played more entire games in his four years 
of football than any man in Lafayette or any other college. Bach- 
man's place will be hard to fill next season. 

The Phis of Lafayette have made themselves thrice famous 
in football. In 1899 Bro. 'Ned' Bray, whose triumphs The 
Scroll has often chronicled, was captain of the eleven ; 
Bro. Bachman led to victory in 1901, and for 1902, Bro. 
Harry E. Trout has been chosen. This gives * A the 
captaincy three times in four years, and equals the record 


at Cornell, where Bro. Whiting was captain in 1898, and 
Bro. Starbuck in 1899 and 1900. Bro. Trout was a substi- 
tute guard on the all- American in 1900. Injuries kept him 
out of nearly half the games in 1901, or he would have 
added to his reputation. Bro. L. L. Iseman is the third 
Phi on Lafayette's 1901 team, and with but 139 pounds of 
weight won a half back's place by his plucky playing. 

It is noteworthy that Lafayette's recent successes have 
been achieved under the coaching of Bro. S. B. Newton, 
Williams, '91, who has brought the guards-back play to its 
highest perfection, and that the fame of her teams of five 
and six years ago was due to another Phi coach, Parke Hill 
Davis, once a Princeton star. 

William G. Gardiner, Jr., Pennsylvania, 'OZ, is a worthy 
successor of Bro. John H. Outland, Kansas, '97, who only 
a few years since made such a name for himself in four sea- 
sons of Pennsylvania football, in one of which he was cap- 
tain. Bro. Gardiner is a brother of Bro. J. P. Gardiner, 
who is also a Pennsylvania football star. The two brothers 
made the eleven and the crew in their freshman year, and 
both were last year members of the Pennsylvania crew that 
rowed at Henley and defeated the Dublin crew on Lake 
Killarney. Bro. W. G. Gardiner was acting captain of the 
University of Pennsylvania eleven during a part of the sea- 
son of 1901, and was chosen at the close of the season as 
captain for 1902. He lives at Toledo, Ohio. 

Henry Bingham Park, Aubnrji, '02, has been re-elected 
captain of the Alabama Polytechnic eleven for the season of 
1902. One of the most popular students in the institution, 
he is known as ' Preacher,' because of his even temper and 
studious habits. He is captain of his military company and 
a leader in every form of student activity in which he has 

Purdue has conferred many athletic honors on * A in re- 
cent years. Bro. E. C. Robertson, '01, was captain of the 
elevens of 1899 and 1900 and played on the 'varsity for 
four years. He holds the world's record of ten field goals in 
one game. Bro. J. M. Davidson, '02, for three years has 
been the most sensational player on the team. Two years 
at center, he did as much tackling as any of the backs, ends 
or tackles. Last fall, as tackle, he played even more bril- 
liantly than ever. Bro. John F. G. Miller, '03, captain for 
1901, made the 'varsity at the beginning of his freshman 

1 the all-Indiana 
e also members) 


year and has for two years been guard i 
team (of which Davidson and Robertson w 
with favorable men- 
tion in 1901 for the 
all - western eleven. 
With his 190 pounds 
of weight and height 
of six feet four, he 
combines quickness 
and unfailing persis- 
tence. Dubbed ' Si- 
lent John' in his first 
year, he has since 
been universally 
known as ' Long 
John .' He was 
played at half-back 
in the Northwestern 
game last fall, and 
will probably take 
that position this fall. 
None of the western 
guards has yet been 
able to * hold him 
down. ' He is an all- 
around athlete, hold- 
ing the Purdue rec- Captain How 
ords with the ham- 
mer and discus and having won many points in the shot 
put. He is the center of the basketball team, which has 
twice won the state championship, and during the past sea- 
son he made 176 of the 431 points scored by the basketball 
five in twelve games. In the last game with Indiana Uni- 
versity he scored 41 of the 71 points made by Purdue. The 
Indiana Daily Student said : ' The Purdue team is without 
doubt one of the best in the west, and John Miller probably 
has no superior in the country.' One of the officials of the 
game is quoted by the Student as saying he did not believe 
'that there was a center in the country who could hold Miller 
down.' Bro. Miller holds the university strength record, 
with 2401 points, and ran with the relay team in the last 
track meet. He has led hisclass of 19S members in scholar- 
ship, and was elected at the beginning of his junior year as 
Wilbur scholar of T B IT, the honorary engineering frater- 
nity. He is a son of the late Rev. John C. Miller, Indiana, 


'55, and a brother of Simeon V. B. Miller, Purdue, '05, and 
of the editor of The Scroll. The athletic editor of the 
Indianapolis News said last fall : 

Captain Miller stands in the front rank of Indiana football players, 
and is considered one of the best guards in the west. He is a giant 
both in size and streti^h, and knows just where to apply his strength 
to make it most effective. While he is a hard, aggressive player, he 
is clean, and has little use for the slugging, rowdy player. He is one 
of the most popular captains the Purdue eleven has had in years. 

If it were not for * A the University of Illinois eleven 
would be far less formidable than it is. Bro. J. M. Lindgren 
was captain last fall, and with him played Bros. Cook, Doud, 
Siler, McKinley, and Bro. F. M. Cayou, Dickinson, *02. 
Bro. Cook might have been captain for 1902, but he mag- 
nanimously withdrew in favor of his 2 X opponent, Bro. 
R. R. Ward was the team's successful manager in 1901, and 
Bro. Tuthill has been chosen to the same position for 1902. 

Our Washington chapter also furnished both captain and 
manager for the eleven last fall. The former honor fell to 
Bro. Howard Hope, who was captain of the Westminster 
team in 1899. The manager was Bro. O. Wayne Smith, and 
the captain for 1902 is Bro. Gordon, who is also one of West- 
minster's football stars. Missouri Gamma seems to have 
football at Washington well in hand. 

Westminster goes all the rest two or three better with her 
record of a Phi football captain for five years in succession. 
As just noted, Missouri Beta has also furnished Washington 
University with two football captains in the same period. 
Bro. L. Mitchell White was captain for 1901 and has been 
re-elected for 1902. Bro. R. E. Burch was manager of the 
team of 1901. 

Franklin has furnished two Phi captains in succession, Bro. 
Verne Branigan, captain-elect of the 1902 baseball team, 
was captain in 1901, and Bro. Mark Webb is captain-elect of 
the 1902 eleven. Indiana Delta has been furnishing half of 
the Franklin football squad for years. 



The most practical advance yet made in inspiring and sus- 
taining alumni interest in the larger cities is the weekly 
lunch club plan adopted and carried out with signal success 
by the * A club of Chicago. A member of the alumni 
club, who is also a member of the Hamilton Club, has a table 
reserved for members of * A every Friday. St. Louis has 
also inaugurated the custom, and the meeting place is a pri- 
vate dining room in one of the popular restaurants (Nagel's), 
the day being Thursday. The Kansas City Phis meet each 
Saturday at the Baltimore Hotel. Those of Pittsburgh and 
Indianapolis meet on one Saturday in each month at the 
Hotel Henry and the University Club, respectively. The 
Cleveland club has decided to follow the same practice. We 
shall be glad to keep standing notices in The Scroll of the 
day, hour and place of these meetings. It is almost super- 
fluous to dwell on the advantages of this plan. It involves 
no inconvenience or extra expense. There is no formality. 
A visiting 4> A is always introduced at once to a score or 
more of the best men in the world, whom he might not find 
in a dozen efforts to call on them at their places of business, 
were he so fortunate as to know their addresses. The resi- 
dent alumni are sure thus to make the acquaintance of every 
loyal out-of-town Phi who happens to be in the vicinity on 
the meeting day. Fraternity news and plans and business 
thus receive the widest discussion and circulation. It is 
easy to arrange for a banquet, a reception or a convention. 
Members of chapters from sections of the country far re- 
moved from each other become better acquainted with the 
widespread influence and homogeneity of 4> A 0. Delight- 
ful friendships are formed here as in no other way were 
possible. We predict that the lunch club idea will become 
more and more popular. Though monthly meetings may be 
the best beginning in some places, the weekly lunch is to 
be preferred, and a daily gathering of the faithful is not 


inconceivable in many cities. Read the letters from the 
alumni clubs in our next issue. 

College men everywhere are finding the will of Cecil 
Rhodes a fruitful theme for discussion. His gift and that 
of Andrew Carnegie have completely silenced the self-satis- 
fied ' practical ' men who were applauding Mr. Schwab's 
assertion that a college education was no aid, if not a hin- 
drance, to success. The gifts of Seth Low, Leland Stanford, 
J. Pierpont Morgan and John D. Rockefeller to the cause 
of higher education (the names of others might be cited in- 
definitely) go to show that the overwhelming majority, col- 
lege men or not, are convinced that college training is of 
inestimable value. There is no denying, however, that in 
these days of wider diffusion of wealth there has come into 
our colleges an element which has a demoralizing influence 
on all college life to a certain extent and which does itself 
great injury. We refer to men who go to college because 
they are sent, elect studies that are snaps, cut all the reci- 
tations that the rules will allow, bluff in the class room, loaf 
the study hours away, cram for examinations at the last 
minute, possibly 'crib* and *pony,' smoke and drink persist- 
ently and ostentatiously, spend money recklessly and seek 
no other distinction than that which comes to the 'sport.' 
If a man goes to college to get through with as little study 
as possible; if his strength is to be wasted in cigarette smoke 
and deep drinking, or worse things; if his parents are ex- 
pected to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to keep 
him four years in a round of 'good times' — then, college 
' training ' is positively harmful. A man would better, a 
thousand times, go to work at sixteen or eighteen in his 
father's ofl5ce and never see the inside of another recitation 
room. No college student is honest with himself and with 
his father and mother unless he makes a serious effort to 
make a creditable record intellectually all through his 
course. And a creditable intellectual record means not 
only good recitations but participation in outside work of 
the same kind — on the college paper, in the literary society, 
on the debating team, in the contests in oratory or essay 


writing. One man is not expected to devote time to all of 
these, but every man should be counted a trifler who does 
not attempt in some one of these lines to make practical use 
of the theories of writing, reasoning and speaking that he 
has studied. The time to begin this practical application 
of one's studying and studies is while one is yet young and 
when one may have the aid, advice and criticism that are 
worth having and that may be had for the asking. 

The will of Cecil Rhodes is a welcome document to the be- 
liever in college athletics. The men who win the scholar- 
ship at Oxford must be strong and well trained in body as 
well as in mind. We need offer no apology for our enum- 
ations each year of football and baseball and other athletic 
heroes. They are men to be proud of — if they have not 
sacrificed scholarship in winning their distinctions. If they 
have neglected their work as students to train as athletes, 
they are no more college men in the true sense than are the 
pugilists of the prize ring. 

And this Caesar of South Africa has impressed another fact 
on us. An ideal college man is not only sound and active 
and trained in body and mind, but he is also a man of sound 
morals and wide influence. He is the man w^ho is not only 
free from the gross vices of dissipation, but also clean of 
thought and speech, truthful (even in college politics), 
honest in all his relations. Such a man is always a leader. 
It usually means something more than a mere political com- 
bination when a man is elected class orator or president. 
The best man is not always chosen, but if he is not, he is 
sure to give the winner a close race, and his friends will be- 
lieve, and rightly, too, that he would have been more of a 
credit to the class than the less popular man the combina- 
tion chose. It will be a great thing for Oxford when these 
hundred American students come, chosen on the basis fixed 
by Cecil Rhodes. It will be a great thing for England and 
America and for the men who go. We hope to see 4> A 
represented among them in due proportion. 


It was believed by most of us that the convention of 1900 
was destined to remain for some time the record-breaker in 
attendance, enthusiasm and lavish hospitality. Indeed, it 
is still felt that in the third particular Louisville set the 
mark so high that it will never be counted failure to fall far 
below it. The delegates and visitors feel that to expect or 
accept as much again from Louisville or from any other city 
would be imposition. And then, so long as we have busi- 
ness to discuss and transact, there must be a limit to the 
social side of the convention. The 4> A © club of New York, 
however, is making new records with its preparations for 
1902. Nearly two hundred men have come out to each of 
the several dinners that have been given this year. It is 
already an assured fact that the attendance at the conven- 
tion of 1902 will break the record decisively. That means, 
when we take into account our record of the past two years, 
that the same thing will be true of the enthusiasm. The 
hospitality shown us will be something to remember for 
years. Every alumnus who reads this paragraph should 
make a mental note now of the date — Thanksgiving week — 
and shape his plans that he may be with us. One loyal con- 
vention-goer went recently to central Mexico to accept a 
position which he will hold, perhaps, for a dozen years. He 
writes : ' This will not keep me away from the New York 
convention nor from those that come after, so long as I am 

That monumental work, the history of * A 0, is now all 
but completed, and the extract furnished by Bro. Palmer to 
this issue of The Scroli. will be read with interest. It is 
an open secret that no other college fraternity in existence 
has been fortunate enough to possess as patient, persistent 
and accurate a recorder of its origin and progress as does 
* A © in Walter B. Palmer. The opportunity given to the 
men in college this year to secure a copy of the work on its 
appearance at less than half its real value is a rare one. 
This will be the standard authority on the history of the 
first fifty years of * A for all time to come. Every loyal 


alumnus will want a copy. Every chapter should see that 
the tx>ok goes in the college library. Every member of 
* A who belongs to a university club or to any other 
organization whose library is one of real value and use 
should see that on the shelves of that library the history of 
4> A reposes. 

There are still a number of minor points on which Bro. 
Palmer, with his characteristic firmness in precision, is de- 
termined to know the full and exact truth. Those to whom 
he addresses inquiries will surely not need to be reminded 
how important a service they may render by prompt replies 
and careful attention. After all that our historian has given 
to this work appears, we shall seem unworthy indeed if we 
fail to respond in our best way with the little that is asked 
of us. 

The same warning about prompt and careful replies is ap- 
plicable to those upon whom our catalogue editors call for 
aid. We can not blame them for failure to advance the 
work if we are slow, or fail entirely, to furnish information. 
It has been found necessary to remove from office one chap- 
ter official who was paying no attention to demands made 
on him by officials and editors of publications of * A for 
information in regard to his chapter. This work is in the 
interest of the whole fraternity, and every member should 
be glad to promote it in every way possible. No man has a 
right to remain for one day in an official position without 
at least making an efiFort to discharge its duties. 

At this point the editor imagines he hears some quiet ref- 
erences to the repeated tardiness of The Scroll. He is 
free to admit that they are very much to the point. His 
illness last year, however, is a full explanation of the delays 
in volume XXV to those who know the duties of editor in 
detail from experience. The first numbers of the present 
volume of both Scroll and Palladium were delayed almost 
two months by the illness and death of the editor's father, and 
with the regular duties of business life coming on each day, 


he finds that up to the present it has been impossible to 
make up the two months thus lost. Our readers have 
shown exemplary patience, and it is keenly appreciated. 
The eflFort to ' catch up ' is still being made, and catch up 
we will *if it takes all summer.* A fraternity magazine is 
not a daily newspaper, anyway, and it is of more importance 
that it contain certain things than that it appear on a cer- 
tain day. So, bear with us even if the issue dated * Febru- 
ary ' does refer to some things that happened late in March 
or early in April. Such things, we may remark en passant, 
are not entirely unknown in the journalistic experiences of 
certain other Greek-letter societies. 

President Ward is setting up a new standard of official 
activity by his visits to nearly all the chapters in the frater- 
nity. A small or sectional society might expect its presi- 
dent to call on every chapter during his term of office, but 
when these chapters number over three-score and are found 
in every section of the country the matter assumes a differ- 
ent aspect. When, too, we realize what a busy man our 
P. G. C. is in his chosen line of work, and what a responsible 
position he holds, we must feel that his visits in two years to 
two-thirds of our chapters call for appreciative comment. 
For Bro. Ward's visits are not formal calls. He examines 
and reports. He advises, warns and encourages. He is 
practical as well as enthusiastic, and his visit has been the 
forerunner of more than one change in policy, chapter house 
movement or revival of energy. We are promised a visit to 
the south this year, in addition to his recent journeys in the 
east, west and middle west. 

Lack of space in our last issue prevented a full report of the 
chartering of our latest alumni club, the one at Meridian, 
Miss. The University of Mississippi educates a larger pro- 
portion of the young men of the state than does the univer- 
sity of any other southern state, except Virginia. The 
chapter of * A there is the leader in every way. It has 


drawn many of its strongest members from Meridian, and a 
club there will aid * A in Mississippi and elsewhere and 
be a source of strength to Mississippi Alpha. The club was 
chartered on November 22, 1901, the application being dated 
November 11. The charter members are: Indiana — C. W. 
Robinson, *95; Central— T^, G. Fewell, '96; Alabama— V. J, 
Burke, *92; Aiibtim—Q, B. Michael, '84; A. J. Alexander, 
'87; Mississippi — S. Deavours, '91; A. D. Bourdeaux, '96; 
R. H. Bourdeaux, '96; E. B. Williams, '96; E. Tartt, '97; 
R. L. Lewis, '98; W. W. Venable, '99; E. B. Hall, '00; J. 
M. Broach, '01; S. A. Witherspoon, Jr., '01, R. A. Collins, 
'01; W. R. Cochran, '02; T. A. Hardy, '04. 

There are many points of interest in the chapter house ar- 
ticle reprinted in this issue from the Phi Gamma Delta, 
The table of chapter houses owned and rented at the end of 
1901 by the various fraternities would naturally have to be 
changed to bring it down to date. It was correct at the 
time of compilation, however. The references in the article 
to illustrations borrowed from Maxwell's * Greek Letter 
Men of New York' were allowed to stand because it was 
expected to arrange for the use of Mr. Maxwell's pictures. 
Later this was found not to be feasible. We are under 
many obligations to Mr. Vernon and the Phi Gamma Delta, 

A CHARTER for the Harvard alumni club of * A was 
granted November 12, 1900. In previous years voluntary 
associations of members of 4> A 0, as well as members of 
A K E and other fraternities, existed there, but it is believed 
that no fraternity issued a charter for an alumni club in any 
university before * A chartered such a club at Harvard. 
The statement regarding it, that ' It is the only regularly 
chartered alumni club of any fraternity established in a uni- 
versity,' which has appeared in the Register (a name list of 
Harvard student associations) for 1900-01 and 1901-02, has 
not been challenged. 


Chapter G)rrcspondcncc^ 



During this term it has been announced that the college endowment 
has been increased f40,000 through the influence of the New York 

President White is being very pleasantly and even enthusiastically 
received by all interested in the college. Although he came at an 
unfavorable time, the success of his administration is already being 
confidently predicted. He himself gives assurance that he will soon 
have the college on a belter financial basis. The best reform that has 
been accomplished is the change made in the courses. This change 
will advance the standing of the college and put it abreast of the 
times. More chemistry will be offered, as well as advanced courses 
in some other departments of science. Spanish will be added to the 
modern languages, and the course in French extended. It is also 
understood that more work will be required. 

Colby has recently been assured that she has one of the finest 
teachers of modern languages in Prof. Hedman, because he has re- 
ceived flattering offers from one of the large universities. He prefers, 
however, to remain with his alma mater. 

Two of the senior class honors fell to Phis — poet and orator. Bro. 
Drew, who wrote the poem in the junior year, will be poet at gradua- 
tion. Bro. Drew was appointed to present an essay at the senior 
exhibition. Bro. Cliipman, '02, is president of the dramatic club. 
Bro. Coy also takes one of the parts. The drama has been staged four 
times with good success. It will be presented at the city hall for the 
second time on March 18. 

The basketball team, captained by Bro. Glover and managed by 
Bro. Atchley, has shown that it can play by winning a hotly contested 
game from the University of Maine team. Bros. Teague and Cotton 
are members of the team. 

The glee club has not made its long trip yet, so it is not known 
whether it is a financial success; but it has the same good material as 
last year. Bros. Teague and Uppwall are members. 

According to the prevailing custom the chapter recently gave a 
sleigh-ride to a neighboring hotel, Canabas Inn, where a supper was 
served for the occasion. 

We also have a custom of having fraternity 'spreads.' One has been 
held this term, and another is now planned for the coming week. 
These are held at the dormitories. 

Waterville, March 10, 1902. BKRT O. Jonks. 


With this winter term, as with all others, Dartmouth has retired to 
its period of hibernation. The past three months have brought but 
little interest to college life, as far as the external world is concerned. 
Skeeing, skating, snow-shoeing and coasting have been the chief 


forms of recreation, with occasional basketball games to enliven the 
monotony of the winter evenings. In the college games played to 
date, Dartmouth has defeated Brown twice, and Trinity and Holy 
Cross once each, but has met defeat at the hands of Amherst and of 
Holy Cross. The race for the pennant of the New England inter-col- 
legiate league now lies between Dartmouth and Amherst. On the 
team the chapter is represented by Bro. Abbott, captain, and by Bro. 
Balph, substitute. 

At the recent B. A. A. games in Boston, Dartmouth won the relay 
race from Columbia for the second time in two years. The track 
athletic material seems to be particularly promising this spring, as 
practically no athletes were lost by graduation last year, and much 
valuable material has been found in the entering class. The unex- 
pected refusal of Brown to meet Dartmouth in the annual dual track 
meet this year has accordingly brought with it no little disappoint- 

By a recent action of the athletic council, two of the most reliable 
players on the baseball team have been disqualified on the charge of 
playing professional ball on a team during the past summer. One of 
these men was the captain. To fill his place the council elected Bro. 
Abbott, '02, to assume the captaincy for the approaching season. 
Bro. Abbott has played on the 'varsity since his freshman year, was 
captain of his class team, and for three years has captained the 
basketball team, so is well qualified to fill his new position. The loss 
of these two men, combined with the graduation last June of four of 
the regular players, and the retirement from college of still another, 
will necessitate the formation of an entirely new team this spring. 

Following are some of the more recent honors falling to the chap- 
ter: Bro. Woodbridge, '04, has been elected one of the seven candi- 
dates from his class to fill one of the three assistant managerships 
of the athletic teams for next year, to assume full managerial duties 
senior year. Bro. Musgrove, '05, has secured the appointment from 
his class to the editorial staff of the weekly Dartmouth. Bro. Ban- 
ning, '02, was appointed class poet at the senior elections. Several 
Phi candidates are out for the baseball and track teams. 

With the opening of the second semester New Hampshire Alpha 
moved into its new home on Webster avenue. Within a month it is 
expected that all the furnishing will be completed, at which time the 
chapter is planning to hold a house-warming reception. Rumor has 
it that two or three other fraternities are preparing to break ground 
for chapter houses this spring, but rumor has 'cried wolf so long that 
no positive information can be given as yet. The fact that * A B is 
the first fraternity at Dartmouth to build, has done and is doing much 
to advance this chapter's interests, and has placed New Hampshire 
Alpha among the foremost at Hanover. 

Hanover, February 24, 1902. Kendall Banning. 


The most important event in the history of the college since the last 
letter has been the election of a president to succeed Dr. Carter, who 
resigned last spring. The trustees at a meeting held in New York on 
January 24, 1902, chose to the presidency Rev. Henry Hopkins, of 
Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Hopkins was graduated from Williams with 
the class of '08, and is a son of Mark Hopkins, the most famous presi- 
dent Williams ever had. His election has been received with favor, 


and it is hoped that his administration will forward in every way the 
best interests of the college. He is expected to assume the duties of 
his office during the spring. 

A further change has been made in the faculty owing to the resigna- 
tion of Dr. Lefavour from the deanship and the department of physics 
to accept the presidency of the Simmons School in Boston. Professor 
Wild was elected to the position of dean, and Mr. W. F. McElfresh, of 
Harvard, was engac^ed to assist in the physics department. Professor 
Spring was granted leave of absence because of ill health, and Profes- 
sor Maxcy has taken his courses in English. 

There have been some changes in the personnel of the chapter since 
the last letter. Bro. L. F. Smith, '04, resigned from college in the 
early part of the winter to enter business. Bro. G. S. Thompson, *04, 
left college at the close of the first half year to study civil engineering 
in R. P. I. at Troy. Two new men from the class of '05 have been 
initiated : Bros. A. P. and W. A. Newell, of Ogdensburg, N. Y. The 
number of members in the active chapter is still nineteen. 

The chapter continues to maintain its position in college affairs. 
Bro. Ely, *02, was recently elected president of the New England inter- 
collegiate athletic association. Bro. Wilbur, '02, has been elected a 
member of his class day committee, and Bro. Stanley, '02, is president 
of the press club. Bro. Wills, '02, as well as Bro. A. P. Newell, *05, 
were on the Dartmouth preliminary debates. Bro. King, '03, ran on 
his class relay team. Bro. McMillan, '03, is playing on the 'varsity 
basketball team, which has been remarkably successful in that it has 
won ten out of the eleven games so far played. Bro. Squires, '04, 
lately broke the college indoor record in the pole vault with a vault of 
10 feet, 'S^4 inches. Bro. W. A. Newell, 'Oo, played end on his class 
football eleven, and is a member of the college relay team which de- 
feated Amherst in the B. A. A. meet at Boston on February 8, and on 
February 22 easily won from Villanova College at the Georgetown 
University indoor meet at Washington, I). C. In this same meet, 
L. G. Blackmer, of Williams, won the 50-yard low hurdles in 65 sec- 
onds and also the high jump at 5 feet, 8 inches. In both events he 
was scratch man. 

On December 13 our annual freshman banquet was held in the chap- 
ter house. We had the pleasure at that time of entertaining Bro. A. 6. 
Pickens as delegate from New York Beta. On February 22 we held 
our alumni banquet, at which the following alumni were present : 
Bros. Tarbox, '92, Buell, '96, Weston, '9(), Couklin, '00, Stoddard, 00, 
and Thompson, ex- '04. We had expected a larger number of alumni 
but were disappointed by circumstances beyond our control. Inter- 
esting letters were however read from many of the graduates by the 
toastniaster, Bro. Tarbox ; among them one of special interest from 
Bro. Ferris, '8(), in which he related a number of the incidents attend- 
ant upon the establishing of the Williams chapter. It was the con- 
sensus of opinion of those present that the alumni banquet of 1902 
was a most enjoyable occasion. 

Williamstown, February 25, 1902. Frkderick B. Wills. 



The winter term at Brown is always marked by strong interest in 
study, lecture and research. This year the various organizations have 
held many lectures and public meetings, notably the Biblical research 
club, the philosophical society, the newly formed political economy 


club, and the honorary society of S S. Our vesper services inaugu- 
rated last year have been continued on Thursday afternoons dunng 
the months of January and February, and we have had a chance to 
listen to some of the best preachers of the country. 

In athletics we have failed to recover from the 'slump' begun by the 
disastrous football season. Basketball is comparatively a new game 
at Brown, and we perhaps have done as well as could be expected; 
but in hockey we have fallen from our position as leaders, and our 
victory over Columbia on February 25 is the only encouraging feature 
of the season's play. Indoor practice has already begun for the spring 
baseball, and a large squad has turned out. J. A. Gammons, '98, is 
head coach, and Christy Matthewson, the young college pitcher of 
the New Yorks, has been secured to train the pitchers. It is, how- 
ever, too early as yet to tell what our prospects will be. 

The chapter has been taking its part in these many college interests, 
but its work can hardly be reduced to definite statistics. A few facts 
may, however, be of interest. Bro. Buxton, '02, is president of the 
newly organized dramatic society, the Sock and Buskin, and with Bro. 
Peck, '02, will represent us in the cast of the play, 'Our Boys,' which 
is to be presented junior week. Bro. Holmes, '01, will be one of the 
representatives of the Brown Y. M. C. A. at the convention of the 
students' volunteer movement at Toronto. Bro. Abbott, '03, is presi- 
dent of the Biblical research club. Bro. Whitley, '03, is treasurer of 
the chess and checker club and secretary and treasurer of the bowling 
association. Bro. Gardner, '03, is chairman of the executive commit- 
tee of the debating union. Bro. Paige, '02, is president of the Phil- 
lips club. 

On the teams we have Bro. Whitley, of the checker team, Bros. 
Gardner, *03, and Maclntyre, '04, of the debating teams, and Bros. 
Greene, '02, and Cann, '03, of the relay team that defeated Wesleyan 
at the B. A. A. meet. At the final demonstration of required gymna- 
sium work Bro. Greene again won the middle-weight wrestling cham- 
pionship and also the 20-yard dash; Bro. Buxton, '04, played on the 
victorious class hand polo team. In the social life of the college we 
are represented by Bro. Cox, '03, on the junior week committee, Bro. 
Abbott, '03, on the junior prom, committee, and Bro. Judah, '04, on 
the sophomore ball committee. The chapter gave another small dance 
this term. The chapter holds its fourteenth annual midwinter ban- 
quet at the Wellington, Friday, February 28. A large number of our 
alumni are expected to be with us. 

The other fraternities at Brown still retain about the same positions. 
Z i', which has perhaps gained most of the other fraternities during 
the last few years, has been further strengthened by the national con- 
vention which was held with the Brown chapter in February. 

Another national fraternity has entered Brown in the installation of 
the Rhode Island Alpha chapter of * K 4^. 

Providence, February 26, 1902. Gkorgk Burdick. 


Since our last letter we have lost two men. We have, however, 
initiated two more freshmen, so that our number is the same as re- 
ported in the December letter twenty-six. We take great pleasure 
m introducing Bros. Richard Wade Chase, Holyoke, Mass., and 
Charles Russell McSparren, Buffalo, N. Y. 
The musical clubs had a successful trip, not, however, so successful 


financially as last year's. Neither were there as many Phis on the 
clubs this year as last. Bro. Owen, leader of the mandolin club, and 
Bro. McSparren, also on the mandolin club, being our only repre- 

In athletics we have already gained much honor for <l» A 8 on the 
football field. We have two men on the basketball team, Bros. 
Pruyn and Tolin. Bro. Tolin has demonstrated such ability, and be- 
come so popular with the team, that we have great hopes of his becom- 
ing captain next year. His work now, however, is much broken up, 
from the fact that he is chairman of the freshman banquet committee, 
which necessitates his absence from the city. 

Prospects are bright this year for a successful track team, as there 
is a large amount of good material out, under the instruction of one 
of the finest trainers in the country, *Jack* Moakley. Bro. Ketchum, 
the star hurdler of the university, is just going into training for the 
spring meets, in which we confidently expect him to win many firsts 
for the honor of Cornell and <^ A 0. 

Coach Courtney is much pleased with the exceptionally fine mate- 
rial from which to pick the *varsity and freshman crews. Among the 
number out for the 'varsity are Bros. Hazel wood, who rowed bow on 
the 'varsity eight last year ; Frenzel and Ballenger, both of whom 
rowed on the 'varsity four last year ; Coffin, stroke of the '04 fresh- 
man crew. These men are working on the machines daily. Their 
present positions are : first eight — stroke. Coffin; seven, Ballenger, 
six, Hazelwood ; second eight— stroke, Frenzel. 

The work upon our dining-room which was begun last December, 
had to be discontinued owing to the inability of the contractor to 
obtain some steel girders required in the construction of the frame 
work. The girders arrived last week, and the contractor assures 
us that the dining-room will be ready for occupation after the Easter 

We have not yet held our thirty-first annual banquet, as we wish to 
defer that occasion until the completion of the dining-room. 

Ithaca. February 2fi, 1902. Matthias H. Wki,i«ES. 


The auspicious circumstances under which the university opened in 
the fall are continuing. A new building is to be erected soon, in con- 
nection with the Bender laboratory, which will be for the use of the 
scientific classes. Much new and valuable machinery has been in- 
stalled recently in the engineering school, and the physical and chem- 
ical laboratories have been completely overhaulea and stocked with 
new materials. 

On the resignation of Captain Mallery of the baseball team, Bro. 
Grout was chosen to fill the vacancy. Much of last year's pennant- 
winning team is back this year, and although predictions are prema- 
ture at this date, we hope to duplicate, if not excel, the record made 
last year. The track team — Bro. Griffith, captain — is showing up in 
good condition. Inside work has been going on systematically since 
January 1. 

On January 30 we held our annual banquet in Albany, at the New 
Kenmore. It was a great success, many of the old men being present. 
Covers were laid for forty. At this gathering plans were submitted 
for a new house by Bro. Lawton, '94, of the state architect's office. 
The plans are for a |!10,000 hoUvSe to accommodate twenty men. The 


style is old colonial. After the toasts were given the financial scheme 
as explained last year was discussed, and a committee of alumni was 
appointed to have charge of the carrying out of this idea. Prospects 
are brighter than ever that New York Beta will, in a few years, be 
comfortably housed in a building of her own and designed to meet all 
her requirements. 
Schenectady, February 25, 1902. A. G. Pickkns.^S 


Earl Hall, erected for the students of the university by Mr. William 
Earl Dodge, of this city, at a cost of $12/), 000, has just been opened 
with appropriate exercises. This splendid building is under the su- 
pervision of a committee of the Y. M. C. A., and in charge of Mr. J. 
C. McCracken, of the University of Pennsylvania. It is to be used as 
a student's hall. 

Another valuable acquisition to the university is a collection of rare 
Chinese books and manuscripts, collected for the new department of 
Chinese through the influence of Minister Conner, Lombard^ '62. 

Announcement has been made of the promotion of Chas. T. Terry, 
Columbia^ '93, to be professor of law. 

Among recent distinguished visitors at the university have been 
General Frederick Funston, Kansas, '92, and Admiral Vanterpitz and 
staff, representing Prince Henry, of Prussia, who was unable to come 
in person. 

In addition to the twenty out of the twenty-one active members of 
New York Delta whose pictures appear in this number of Thk Scrom., 
there are fourteen others, making a total active membership of thirty- 
four at the present date.* These others are Bros. Pilcher, yatiderbilt^ 
'00, who has just been honored by election to the Columbia chapter 
of <t> A4»; J. N. Atkins, Sezcanrr, *02; McKinney, Cornell, '02; Gaige, 
Columbia, '08; Carbo, '03, Miller, '05; Benham, '05; Dewey, '05, and 
our six latest initiates. 

It is with great confidence and pleasure that New York Delta in- 
troduces Bros. Remsen T. Williams, '05, of Long Island city; William 
A. Bode, '05, of New York city; Edgar N. Dollin, '04, law, of New 
York city; Charies C. Lieb, '02, of New York city; Theodore R. vSt. 
John, '02, of Brunswick Center, N. Y.; and George C. Turner, '04, 
law, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Beside the brothers living in the chapter house (411 West 117tli 
street. Remember the number, visiting Phis), many Phis gather around 
the table for luncheon every day, and often Bros. Millett, Washington 
State, '01 ; Fred Squires, Williams, '00; Louis Squires, Williams, '01 ; 
and Dr. Germain, Columbia, '95, are our guests. All of these Phis 
and many of our fair friends and 'sisters' enjoyed the chapter reception 
this month. Bro. Pitou was chairman of the committee which arranged 
this second and most successful reception of the year. Among those 
present were Bros. A. R. Allan, '02, now with Strong, Sturgis & Co., of 
this city; J. C. Caldwell, '03, New York manager of the De Dion Motor- 
etteCo.; F. W. McKinney, Cornell, '02. and C. E. Cox, SeTcanee, '01. 

As a result of the recent senior class elections, Bro. St. John is treas- 
urer; Bro. Jackson, a member of the class day committee, and Bro. 

* See the frontispiece of this issue. FollowinR is a key to the picture : Back 
row. beginning at the left — Savage, Jackson, Blun, Pisk, Hullard, Hupps, Maeder ; 
middle row, left— Wooster, Ashley, I). Updike, Fort, Tyler, Pitou, E. I'pdike ; 
front row, left— Parish^ Ernst, Griffilh, BuJfiler, Parsons, (i. Atkins, Riederer. 


G. C. Atkins, business manager of the senior book committee, of which 
Bro. Fisk is also a member. 

Soon after the last chapter letter was written, Bro. Jackson was 
elected captain of the 'varsity crew by representatives of the strongest 
fraternities at Columbia. About the same time, Bro. G. C. Atkins 
was a member of the winning 'varsity team in the Pennsylvania-Co- 
lumbia relay race in Brooklyn. Bro. St. John is president of the 
Deutscher Verein of Columbia University. Bro. Miller is the manager 
of the freshman crew. 

Bro. G. C. Atkins is chairman of the trophy-room committee, which 
is engaged in supplying a much-needed institution. 

Bros. £d Updike and Jackson have been appointed members of a 
picked committee for arranging student celebrations on the occasion 
of President Butler's installation on April 18. 

After the recent victory over Princeton by the basketball team, of 
which Bro. Tyler is a member, Bro. Pitou represented us on the 'var- 
sity fencing team, which, although defeated at that time, has since 
won the New York fencers' club championship against Yale. 

Bro. Benham represents the chapter on the ' 'varsity' §ym. team. 
Bros. Parsons and Jackson are both members of the 'varsity octette. 
Bro. Turner appeared as 'Jenkins' in the cast of this year's 'varsity 
show, 'In Vanity Fair,' presented at the Carnegie Lyceum the week 
of February \). 

Bro. Riederer is a member of our swimming team, which defeated 
Yale at Chicago in water-polo. 

Bro. Fort represented the chapter on the committee for the junior 
ball, which was held with great success at Sherry's on January 17. A 
goodly number of Phis were in evidence. The following week almost 
the whole chapter enjoyed the privilege of being guests at the annual 
dance of the Classical School of this city. 

On February 8 and again as this letter goes to press. New York Delta 
has had jolly theater parties at the Manhattan theater, through the 
kindness of Bro. Fisk, whose uncle is the manager of that house. 

On alumni day we expect to have as good a time at the annual din- 
ner of the Phi Delta Theta club of New York as we had at the last 
reunion in February. 

New York, March 12, 1902. * ^George Chew Atkins. 


Now that the junior prom, and senior ball have come and gone, the 
social life of the university is in a fair way to resume its normal con- 
dition. Both of these lunctions were more brilliant this year than 
ever before, and attracted a large number of college people from this 
and adjoining states. Nearly all of the fraternities have also enter- 
tained in one way or another, adding much to the social life of the 
season. On February 11 the chapter gave its annual party, which 
was attended by forty of its fair friends. 

A somewhat radical change in the management of athletics will 
soon go into effect. Heretofore all out-of-door athletics, excepting 
the navy, have been under the supervision of a general athletic com- 
mittee, composed of faculty, alumni and undergraduate members to 
the number of eighteen. The powers of this committee were more or 
less restricted, and it was also considered faulty in other ways. Under 
the new plan there will be an organization known as *the athletic 
association of Syracuse University,' whose object will be 'to promote, 


control, regulate and manage all the athletics of the university,' and 
also to take charge of the athletic funds. The membership of the 
association will be made up of undergraduates and sustaining mem- 
bers, anyone being eligible to the latter class who pays $5 per year 
dues. By having a 'sustaining' membership it is hoped to interest a 
larger number of alumni and city people, especially, in giving finan- 
cial support to university athletics. 

The entire management of the new association will be vested in a 
board of directors. This system, it is expected, will tend to unify 
athletics and place them on a firm basis. All out-of-door sports, in- 
cluding the navy, will come under the supervision of the board. As 
a result of this innovation the board of governors of the navy and the 
general athletic committee will both go out of existence. 

Pending the adoption of this new system athletics have, of neces- 
sity, been in a somewhat chaotic state. A coach has not as yet been 
secured for the baseball team, and there is still some uncertainty as 
to who will be given charge of the track team. It is generally 
expected, however, that Prof. Scott will again have charge of this 
branch of athletics. Candidates for the crews have been in active 
training for some time, as have also the track men. As soon as the 
matter of a coach is decided the candidates for the baseball team will 
be called out. 

At the mid-year meeting of the trustees, held January 21, Chancellor 
Day reported that the campus and all of the buildings upon it were 
free from debt, and that the prospects were very bright for securing, 
before the June meeting, the f40(),000 necessary to meet the condi- 
tions of the Archbold offer. 

An unconditional gift of $100,000 from Mr. John D. Rockefeller 
was announced on January 12. 

The Lyman C. Smith College of Applied Science has been finished 
and is now occupied by the students of the engineering courses. The 
university now includes five colleges — liberal arts, fine arts, medicine, 
law and applied science. 

The active chapter together with a number of the alumni banqueted 
at the Yates, Friday evening, February 7, in celebration of the fif- 
teenth anniversary of the founding of the chapter. Bro. John H. 
Murray, '88, of Cincinnatus, N. Y., was toastmaster. 

A r suffered the misfortune of having her chapter house badly gutted 
by fire on Christmas morning. The house, which was rented, was 
fully insured, but no insurance was carried by the chapter on the 
interior furnishings, etc. 

Increased activity is noticeable in all the debating societies this 
winter. There are no fewer than seven distinct organizations of this 
kind in the university, and more enthusiasm and rivalry is manifested 
than in many years past. 

More than common interest has also been aroused this year in his- 
trionic matters. Early in the winter the association gave a benefit 
performance that netted $JS50 and was also successful from other 

goints of view. Early in the spring the English club will present a 
hakespearean drama, 'The Taming of the Shrew,* and at an early 
date the German club will give * Flachsmann als Erzieher.' Strong 
casts have been selected by competition for both productions, and 
there is no doubt but that both plays will be presented in a highly 
creditable manner. 

Financial statements recently issued show that there was a deficiency 
of J277.46 in football the past season and that the navy ended the year 
of 1900-01 with a balance on hand of |1.66. 


We are pleased to introduce Bro. S. Alton Ralph, '05, of Corinth, 
N. Y., who was initiated the first of the month. 

The copy for the '03 Onondagan^ the junior publication of which 
Bro. Edson is editor-in-chief, is now in the hands of the printers. It 
will be issued from the press before the Easter vacation, the earliest 
date that it has been published for some years back. 

The class of '04 has already elected the board of editors for next 
year's annual. A B 8 IT will be editor-in-chief, and Bro. Albright one 
of the associate editors. Two sororities, A * and IT B *, and four fra- 
ternities, AKE, 4»rA, BGIT and 4» A 9, are represented on the edi- 
torial board. The business manager will be a non-fraternity man. 

Syracuse, February 20, 1902. Guy Comfort. 


The Gayley laboratory of chemistry and metallurgy, the gift of Mr. 
James Gayley, *76, of the board of trustees, is nearly completed. Reci- 
tations will be held in it ^ithin a few days. The building is three 
stories high, built of colonial brick, gray terra cotta and Indiana stone. 
It will be one of the best equipped chemical laboratories in the coun- 
try. The old laboratory will be used for a biological laboratory. 

Work is also being pushed rapidly on Brainard hall, a building for 
the Y. M. C. A., the gift of Bro. J. Renwick Hogg, '78, of the board 
of trustees. It will contain committee rooms, a trophy room for the 
athletic association, and bowling alleys and shuffle-boards in the base- 

The football season closed on Thanksgiving day. All the college 
games were won with the exception of the Princeton game. This was 
played at Princeton and resulted in a score of 6 to in favor of Prince- 
ton. Among the eastern teams sixth place has been given to us by 
Caspar Whitney, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, West Point and Cornell 
being the other five. 

Three Phis won their * !<' this year, Bros. Bachman, Iseman and 
Trout. Bro. Bachman, as captain, made a great reputation for him- 
self and the college. He is the almost universal choice of the critics 
for center on their all- American team. Bro. Harry E. Trout has been 
elected captain of the 1902 team. This gives Pennsylvania Alpha 
three captains in four consecutive years — Bro. Brav in 1899, Bro. Bach- 
man in 1901 and Bro. Trout in 1902. 

In basketball the college is represented by a strong five this winter. 
Our most important victory was that over Princeton by the score of 
18 to 7. Bro. Smith, '05, plays on the freshman team and has played 
several games on the 'varsity. 

In the recent senior elections for class day officers * A 9 got the 
chairman of the music committee, Bro. Iseman, '02 ; and the class 
prophet, Bro. Evans, '02. Bro. Bushnell, '03, has been elected man- 
ager of the 1902 'varsity football team. We have received the follow- 
ing appointments: Bro. Smith, '03, chairman of the menu committee 
of the junior ' browse'; Bro. Larned, '04, the same position for the '04 
banquet ; Bro. Moseley, '0.'), the same for the '05 banquet. Bro. Ben- 
der, '03, is marshal of his class. 

Bro. William C. Isett, '01, of the Princeton theological seminary, 
spent a week with us recently. 

Bro. lycwis H. Allen, '94, who is practicing in New York city, also 
paid us a brief visit. 

Easton, February 21, 1902. A. L. MYERS. 



The winter term opened January 7, with an enrollment of several new 
students. It is with regret that we announce the loss of two members 
of the chapter, Bros. Coble, special, and Shipley, '04, having left col- 
lege to go into business. Since the last letter Harold S. Trump, of 
Martinsburg, W. Va., has been initiated into the fraternity, and John 
Bigham, of the preparatory department, has been pledged. 

Basketball occupies the attention of the students in athletics during 
this term. An excellent schedule has been arranged, and four games 
have already been played. Although they were all defeats, there is 
no reason for discouragement, as the opposing teams were all excep- 
tionally strong and the scores were not overwhelmingly large. 

Practice for the coming baseball season will be started in the ca^e 
this week. There are about twenty or more candidates. Pennsylvania 
Beta has three applicants for the team, Bros. Trump, Fischer and Floto. 

The lecture course committee, of which Bros. Robenolt and Ling- 
master are members, Bro. Robenolt being chairman, has arranged an 
excellent series of entertainments to take place in the college chapel 
during the term. 

At the dance given on January 13 we had five representatives. Other 
social features to take place during the term will be a parade and 
dance on the twenty -second of February. 

Bro. Gottschall, Dickinson, '00, paid the chapter a very pleasant 
visit recently. 

The reporter wishes to acknowledge the receipt of circular letters 
from the chapters at Columbia, Brown and Syracuse. 

Gettysburg, February 3, 1902. Maurick H. FloTo. 


Washington and Jefferson on Thanksgiving day closed one of her 
most successful seasons in football. In the latter part of December 
the student body met and considered the advisability of an alumnus 
manager for the season of 1902. It was finally decided to try this 
plan, and W. R. Craig, of the local chapter of * r A and a member of 
the class of '02, was elected manager for next fall. 

We have no 'varsity basketball team here, but there has been a very 
interesting series of inter-class games played. 

Training has been going on for several weeks in the gymnasium in 
preparation for the inter-collegiate meet at Philadelphia in April. 
The men are working hard in the hope of making a good showing 
against our eastern friends. Bros. A. E. Sloan and S. D. Foster are 
among the candidates for this team. 

The baseball squad is having regular practice in the cage, and we 
hope to have one of the best teams this year that W. and J. has ever 
put out. Five Phis are on the squad, and all are doing good work. 

Pennsylvania Gamma held her annual banquet on January 31 and 
spent a most pleasant evening. Bros. Beazell and Straub, of Ivehigh, 
'90, were with us and told us many interesting things about the found- 
ing of Pennsylvania Eta. 

On December o the college dramatic association gave its fall play, 
with Bros. Ralston and Libbey in the cast. The winter play will be 
given on March 7, and in this 4> A is ably represented by Bros. 
Woods and Burt. 

Bro. W. F. Shallenberger has been selected as one of the six junior 
orators for the spring contest. 


Bro. V. T. Collner has been elected a member of the '04 board of 
editors of the Pandora^ which is published annually by the junior 

Washington, February 26, 1902. MacLkan Libbey. 


The confidence placed in our president, Dr. Crawford, has not been in 
vain, for he succeeded in raising the $140,000 that was necessitated by 
the anonymous gift of J60,000. The last subscription was pledged 
two hours before midnight on December 31 , and as a result the sphere 
of usefulness of ' Old Alleghe * will be materially enlarged. 

The annual Washington's birthday dinner was celebrated as usual 
this year and was a very enjoyable affair. Bro. Robert Freeman was 
one of the three undergraduates to whom toasts were assigned. Bro. 
Ballantyne was chairman of the decoration committee. Dr. Crawford 
always has some surprise in store at this banquet. This year he an- 
nounced the giver of the |60,000, who proved to be the Hon. Frank 
A. Alters, '04, of Cleveland, Ohio. 

The noble order of <^ B K, conservator of learning and rewarder of 
scholastic merit, has at last been formally installed at Allegheny. 
The installation was conducted by President Chas. N. Thwing, LL. D., 
of Western Reserve University. As usual * A came in for her share 
of the honors. Bro. W. A. Elliott, '89, and Bro. C. F. Ross, '91, were 
made foundation members. 

We are now in the midst of the basketball season. Up to date nine 
games have been played, eight of which resulted in victories. The 
only defeat was by the Pan-Am. champions, of Buffalo. In the inter- 
collegiate league of western Pennsylvania we have three games to our 
credit, and our prospects of landing the pennant are very bright. 

It is with heartfelt sorrow that we are compelled to announce the 
death of Bro. Harry Cotten, '92, which occurred at El Paso, Texas, 
February 12. In coelo r/uu^s e\s/. 

Meadville, February 27, J 902. Tracy T. Allkn. 


The second scholastic term opened with an innovation in the shape 
of an extra hour from five to six in the afternoon. As a result a great 
deal of trouble is experienced by our athletes, especially by members 
of the track and baseball teams, as many are thus debarred from reg- 
ular work. 

In all probability the class periods will be so arranged that, by start- 
ing at 8 A. M. instead of 8.30, and by allowing only one hour at noon, 
the last period will be over at 5 p. M., as before. 

On February 11 the musical clubs gave a joint concert with the 
University of Pennsylvania at South Bethlehem, which was a decided 
success both financially and socially. * A 9 was represented by five 
men on the glee club : Bros. Leroux, first tenor, Hartzog, first bass, 
and McCleary, Sheesley and Dallas, second bass. 

Bro. Smith has been taken into Arcadia, one of the prominent hon- 
orary societies, and Bro. Kavanaugh has been taken into Triskaideka. 
Bro. McCleary is assistant manager of the track team. The 'varsity 
basketball team, which was organized this year for the first time» has 
made a very creditable showing, losing only five games out of an ex- 
tremely hard schedule, with only one more game to play. 

South Bethlehem, March 10, 1902. John Dai,las. 




Since our last letter the excitement of football season has passed, and 
we have gone through the ordeal of winter exams and the joys of 
Christmas holidays. After the fall training on the field and the win- 
ter training in the gym. Bro. Campbell promises a hard race for short 
stop this spring and quarterback next fall. Bro. Fielder left soon 
after the end of the season for Hot Springs, Ark., on account of bad 
health, which had been a great handicap in his football work. Bro. 
Heth left for his home about the same time, having completed his 
law course. 

During the 'plugging period,' now coming to a climax in interme- 
diate examinations, the chapter has not only maintained its record 
for scholarship, but has carried off its share and more of the honors to 
be had at this time in everything from the snow contests with a small 
army of city urchins and the class celebrations to the larger honors, 
literary and otherwise. Bro. Witherspoon, proving himself somewhat 
of an orator at the junior class annual banquet, was elected debater at 
the intermediate celebration of the Graham-Lee literary society and 
orator at the final contest between the societies. Bro. Keeble is editor- 
in-chief of the college annual, The Calyx, and president of the Albert 
Sidney boat club, whose crew he has coxswained for the last three 
years. Bro, Bagley is president of the cotillion club, a member of the 
executive committee of the final ball, and will try again for his old 
place behind the bat. 

All of the chapter except three are now in the same 'ranch'; one of 
the three resides in the city and another expects to be with us also 
before the year is out ; so we begin to have a slight idea of chapter- 
house life. We hope to rent a house next year. Bro. McBryde enter- 
tained the chapter very royally last week. Bro. Russell will attend 
the province convention. 

Baseball prospects are verj' good, and we hope, with nearly the same 
team as last year, to make our claim to the championship of the 
south unquestionable. 

Lexington, March 3, 1902. H. B. Graybili*. 


The new term opened very favorably for the University of North Car- 
olina. There are about 550 students registered. The new heating 
plant which was put in last fall is in operation and is giving entire 
satisfaction. The board of trustees at their last meeting decided to 
extend the medical course to four years, and Dr. Hubert Roysler was 
elected dean. The trustees also decided that it would be better to 
place the medical school in Raleigh where there were hospitals. This 
step meets the approval of every one, since it gives the medical stu- 
dents of North Carolina a chance to get their degrees at less expense. 

Baseball practice has begun, and the team will be one of the best 
we have ever turned out. Bros. Sniathers and Donnelly play at third 
base and left field, respectively. Manager Graham has arranged an 
admirable schedule of games, giving us ten at Chapel Hill. It is the 
intention of the team to make reparation for last year's defeats in 
football . 

Since our last letter we have initiated Bros. Brownlee and Council. 
Bros. Short and Yelverton could not return to the Hill this term. 
The chapter is in good condition. 


We are represented on the mandolin and ^itar club by Bro. Hick- 
erson, and on the track team by Bro. Council. 
Chapel Hill, February 25, 1902. W. Henry Lkk. 


ince our last letter we have initiated John Paul Miller, '03, whom we 
take pleasure in introducing. Bro. Miller is the seventh man we have 
initiated this year. 

Three of our members have lately retired from college, which leaves 
us with an active membership of twelve, and in addition to these two 
associate members. Bro. Maxwell, '05, was compelled to leave col- 
lege owing to ill health and is spending the remainder of the winter 
at Demand, Fla. Bro. Swope is at present attending the Lexington 
Business College, and Bro. Pryse is at his home in Beattyville, Ky. 
It was with great regret that we gave these men up, but hope to have 
two of them with us next year. 

So far we have had the pleasure of receiving chapter letters from 
Brown, Syracuse, Columbia and Michigan. We have also had the 
pleasure of mailing our first letter. 

The greatest social event in the college this month was the junior 
promenade, on February 21. The daily papers here, in commenting 
upon it, said it was the most enjoyable arfair ever ^ven at Kentucky 
State. Before long the seniors will entertain the juniors in a similar 

On the list of our visitors of the last two months we find the names 
of Bro. C. C. Clarke, of the Louisville Dental College, and our fre- 
quent visitor, Bro. Gourley, of Kentucky Alpha-Delta. 

In January representatives from the various colleges of the blue 
grass met here and organized the Kentucky athletic association, its 
main object being the establivshment of clean athletics in Kentucky. 

The college athletic association is endeavoring to get the Cincinnati 
' Reds' to spend their training season here, and if they succeed it will 
be a great aid toward the training of our team. The present outlook 
is that Kentucky State will have the best team this season that ever 
donned the white and blue. 4» A B is sure to be represented by at 
least three of her number. 

We greatly desire to exchange college flags with our sister chapters. 

Lexington, February 25, 1902. Lal D. Thrklkkld. 


The new session began at Vanderbilt on February 1, and the indica- 
tions are that it will be a prosperous one. Tennessee Alpha is in a 
flourishing condition and is holding well her time-honored place 
among the fraternities at Vanderbilt. As usual she carried off the 
honors in athletics, having the largest representation of any fraternity 
on the football field, and two men on the basketball team, including 
the captain. The probabilities are that she will lead also in baseball, 
as she has done for several years past. 4> A 6 is also holding her own 
in scholarship and along other lines. 

We are now in the midst of a successful basketball season. The 
team is still undefeated. On February 14 it defeated the crack Nash- 
ville athletic club team by fi decisive score. This team is a very bitter 
rival and heretofore has been invincible. On February 21 the team 
will start for Birmingham, Ala., where they will play a series of three 


games. 4> A 8 is represented on the team by Bro. Davis at forward 
and Bro. Howell at guard. Bro. Davis was elected captain. 

The prospects for the track and baseball teams this year are bright. 
We will have oar last year's baseball team almost intact, only two 
places being open, which can be filled from the abundant new mate- 
rial. Our great difficulty will be in the box. Bro. Palmer, who was 
our mainstay last season, will be greatly missed. If, however, some 
good pitchers are developed, Vanderbilt will put out a championship 
team this year. Watkins of Princeton, who coached the eleven so 
successfully, has agreed to coach the nine also. At Princeton Mr. 
Watkins made a great reputation as a baseball player, and we are ex- 
pecting great things of him as a coach. 

During the recent stay of Admiral W. S. Schley in this city, Van- 
derbilt was honored by a visit from our great national hero. He was 
greeted with loud shouts of applause by the whole student body, who 
assembled in the university chapel to welcome him. The old cannon 
was painted once more to celebrate the occasion. 

Nashville, February 20, 1902. John J. TiGERT, Jr. 



Since our last letter we have initiated Mr. E. R. Camp. Bro. Camp 
has been one of the most prominent men in college and is at present 
editor-in-chief of the Red and Black, the college weekly. 

We failed to mention in our last letter that Bros. F. R. McMillin 
and C. D. Russel had been elected to membership in the ' Bull Dogs,' 
a college organization for social purposes. Bro. I^egwen also has been 
elected a member of the 'Sphinx,' an honorary organization com- 
posed of three members from the faculty and thirteen from the stu- 
dent body. 

Bro. Ellis has been chovsen to fill a vacancy on the Georgian staff. 
Bro. Maddox has been elected business manager. This gives us three 
members on the Georgian board. Bro. Vinson is assistant manager 
of the Red and Black. Bro. Richter is sophomore editor of the engi- 
neering annual. Bro. Lamar is secretary of the athletic association. 

We are very sorry to lose from our number Bro. Dan McMillan, who 
withdrew from college shortly after Christmas. 

Baseball practice has begun. The university is fortunate this year 
in securing as her baseball coach Mr. W. A. Reynolds, who coached our 
last season's football team. 

Considerable interest is now being manifested in the approaching 
oratorical contest, to be held in Atlanta on April 25. Mr. Sam John- 
son, K A, will represent the University of Georgia. There will be 
three Phis on the stage : Bro. Hatc?her, Mercer's representative ; Bro. 
Broom, Emory's representative, and Bro. Legwen, president of the 

Athens, March 10. 1902. Glknx W. Lkgwkn. 


Bro. Barnum, much to our regret, failed to return this term. Bro. 
Alvin Lewis has withdrawn to enter the Atlanta Business College. 
Bro. J. A. Brown, whom we pledged last spring against all our rivals, 
was initiated at the beginning of this term. Another victory was won 
this spring in the pledging ofMr. J. S. Johnston, who was also spiked 


by most of the fraternities. Mr. Johnston is from Waynesboro, the 
present home of that sometime phenomenal baseball pitcher and now 
rising young lawyer, Bro. F. S. Palmer. 

All that is necessary to make Emory the largest and most popular 
college in Georgia and one that will rank with the lar^e colleges of 
the south, is inter- collegiate athletics. A fine field has just been pur- 
chased, out of which will shortly be made the best gridiron, diamond, 
tennis courts and track in the south. From last fall's work on the 
gridiron it is clear that we could put out a fine eleven, and with such 
a field as we are soon to have I see no reason why inter-collegiate 
games should not at once be allowed. The spur track has been com- 
pleted, and soon material will begin to arrive for the erection of what 
promises to be one of the finest science halls in the south. It is to 
cost $30,000, besides a large amount to be expended in equipping it 
with the most modern improvements. 

In compliance with a time-honored custom the seniors recently went 
in a body to Atlanta to have their pictures made, in order that they 
might exchange photos with each other. While in the city a banquet 
was given at the Oregon, at which Bro. Marshall was one of the most 
brilliant speakers. 

We are all looking forward with much pleasure to the oratorical 
contest, which will be a battle-royal between Bro. Hatcher, of Mercer, 
and Bro. Broom, of Emory. Bro. Broom has determined to deprive 
Mercer of the honor of winning this contest, and is putting his whole 
time upon his speech. We believe that he will be successful, although 
Mercer has won every contest that has been held. 

We were exceedingly glad to extend Bro. Charles Roberts, of Geor- 
gia Gamma, a warm welcome at the beginning of this semester. 

Oxford, February 2(i, 1902. Thko. T. Turnbui,!.. 


Although inter-collegiate football is prohibited here the class games 
proved of great interest, the juniors finally winning the championship. 
Bro. Stakely played quarteroack and captained this team. Bro. Pate 
played fullback and Bro. Wilson, halfback. 

Bro. Pate, as captain of the 'varsity baseball team, has already made 
a call for candidates, thirty-five men res|X)nding. Bros. Pate and 
Stakely are the only old players who have returned this year, but the 
good quality of the new material seems to indicate a strong team. 

Great interest and enthusiasm is being manifested over the coming 
state oratorical contest, and every student of Mercer feels that Bro. 
Hatcher will bring great credit to himself and to the institution he 

Recently Georgia Gamma gave its annual banquet at the Hotel 
Lanier. The enthusiasm and good will that prevailed indicate that 
this year's chapter is keeping up the high social standard set by 
Georgia Gamma in previous years. 

Macon, February 25, 1902. Davis F. Starkly. 


Since our last letter to The Scroll this institution has suffered the 
loss of its highly esteemed president. Dr. William LeRoy Brown, who 
died on January 21 . He was buried with military honors in the local 
cemetery, Auburn having been his home for the last twenty years of 
his life. Dr. Brown was an honorary member of 2 A E. He was sue- 


ceeded by Dr. O. D. Smith, who will act until the trustees meet next 

Since the holidays the honor system has been in force, much to the 
gratification of both faculty and students. It bids fair to become a 
fixture here. 

The membership of the chapter has been somewhat decreased by 
the failure of Bros. Halsey, '03, and Rison, '03, both of Huntsville, 
Ala., to return after the holidays, and the withdrawal of Bro. Feagin, 
*02, who left to accept a position. We have initiated since our last 
letter Bros. F. B. Clark, '03, and S. J. Wilson, '03, both of Mobile, Ala. 

♦ A 6 is represented on the sophomore team by Bro. Chambers, on 
the junior team by Bros. Clark, Wilson and Taylor, and on the senior 
by Bros. Park and Coles, the latter also being manager. 

Bros. Park, '02, and Coles, '02, have recently been promoted from 
first lieutenants to captains of Co. B and Co. D, respectively. 

Bro. Askew, '02, has been elected business manager of the Glomcraiay 
our annual, and assistant manager of next year's 'varsity, of which 
Bro. Park is to be captain. 

Auburn, February 18, 1902. L. Eari^e Thornton. 

DELTA province: 


Although the year opened with but seven members of * A 9 at Miami, 
we now have twelve men in the chapter and two more pledged. Bros. 
Penn and Brady, whom we now introduce, were initiated in January. 
Bro. Bourne is taking graduate work in chemistry. 

We have been well represented in athletics this year, having had 
three regular football men and two substitutes. The indoor baseball 
season was broken by the sickness of some members of the 2) X team, 
but we stood well to the front in the games which were played. Bro. 
Flower is football manager for next year; Bro. Macready is president 
of the senior class; Bro. Kinsey is vice-president of the freshman class. 

We were much pleased to entertain recently Bro. Johnson, of the 
University of Georgia. Bro. Johnson is a first lieutenant in the regular 
army and will soon go to the Philippines. 

Ohio Alpha loses five members tliis year by graduation. 

Oxford, March 10, 1902. Mhrrili, D. Pri'C.h. 


The university is at present in mourning for Wm. G. Williams, LL. D., 
professor of the Greek language and literature, who died on January 30. 
Since the founding of the college in l.S-14, Prof. Williams has been a 
member of the faculty, and by his death the last link connecting the 
university of today with the little school of 1S41 has been severed. 
He taught for fifty-eight years in his room in Elliot hall. Today's 
edition of the College Transcript is dedicated to his memory. 

The attention of the student bodv is centering on our debate with 
Oberlin, February 2S, at Delaware.' Bros. W. E. Lowther, W. M. 
Whitney and D. F. Edwards compose the team which will defend, for 
Ohio Wesleyan, the affirmative side of the question : * Resolved. That, 
barring the determination of the question by the decision of the su- 
preme court, the Porto Rican tariff act is constitutional.' Bros. E. L. 
Skeel and W. L. Robinson are members of the second debating team. 

The class of '03 recently inaugurated a new method of choosing the 


editorial staff of the college paper, by substituting the competitive- 
merit system for the class-election system, and by throwing open this 
competition to the whole school. 

\^ Our last letter was sent in before the football season closed, hence 
did not contain full data concerning our team. We wish now to re- 
port the results of our last three games with Denison, Ohio Medical 
University and Wittenberg, which resulted in victories for Ohio Wes- 
leyan, 10-0, 18-16 and 12-5, respectively, thus making our score for 
the season 205 to our opponents' 50. At the close of the season Bro. 
E. L. Skeel, '03, was elected captain for 1902. The baseball squad is 
already at work in the gymnasium. Our prospect is for a good team, 
as the majority of the old players will again appear on the diamond. 
The bases will have to be filled from the new material in the school. 

Bro. J. E. Breese, who was our delegate to the Delta province con- 
vention, has recently been elected president of theO. W. U. oratorical 
association. Bro. W. E. Lowther is president and Bro. C. C. Whitney, 
vice-president, of the senior class. 

The chapter enjoyed a brief but profitable visit from Bro. Hubert 
H. Ward, P. G. C, on November 21. We were glad to learn from 
him of the prosperous condition of a number of our sister chapters. 
We have also been visited by Bros. Karr and Miller, of Ohio Eta, A. B. 
Whitney, J. L. Kohl and A.J. Curren, alumni of our own chapter. 

The members of the chapter entertained on February 6, with a bob- 
sled ride and an oyster supper. 

We have pledged Charles F. Anderson, '04, Walkersville, W. Va. 

Delaware, February 8, 1902. Norman I. Ta\xor. 


The opening of the spring term shows many new faces in college halls 
and circles, and we predict that the next few years will show a marked 
increase in attendance at old Ohio. 

Ohio Gamma was unfortunate in the loss of four men upon whom 
she had counted for the entire year: Bros. Pickering, Fuller, I^yon 
and Biddle. Bro. Biddle was with us until the middle of the term, 
when he accepted the superintendency of the public schools at Buch- 
tel, Ohio. He may be with us again the latter part of the spring term. 
We have initiated one man and pledged another since our last letter, 
and take this opportunity to introduce Bro. C. Dow Higgins, '05, Ath- 
ens, Ohio, and Mr. James Biddle, Fisher, Ohio, a victim for the goat 
next fall. 

The Seese bill, creating a school for teachers at the Ohio and Miami 
Universities, passed the Ohio legislature by a large majority. Ohio 
University gets sev.en-twelfths of the appropriation set apart for this 
purpose, which will more than double her present income from the 
state. Bro. Alston Ellis, our president, and Bro. A. E. Price, the rep- 
resentative from this county, were very influential and labored zeal- 
ously for the passage of the bill. A great deal of attention will be 
given to the summer-school this year, which opens June 28 and closes 
August 3. 

Bros. D. D. TuUis and F. h. Alderman were delegates to the Y. M. 
C. A. convention at Toronto. Bro. Lewis de Steiguer, '87, lieutenant 
U. S. N., is here visiting his mother. 

The contest for editor-in-chief of the new college paper, an account 
of which appeared in our last letter, culminated in a compromise, so 
that the nominee of neither faction was successful. The committee 


from the faculty who made the decision ap|X)inted a man from the 
board who was not in the race. Our election in the Philomathean 
literary society was contested, but we won out a second time and Bro. 
Sheppard is still a member of the board. 

The n B **s were recently visited by their grand vice-president, 
Miss Fannie K. Read. AAA, the new local sorority, has applied for 
a charter to K A B. 

Ohio Gamma sincerely hopes that no Phi will pass through Athens 
without making the chapter a call. 

Athens, March (i. 1902. Floyd E. Coui.trap. 


During the past month Bro. Converse has withdrawn from college to 
prepare for West Point, which he expects to enter in June. This 
leaves us with 18 active members. 

Bro. J. C. Royan has been elected business manager of the Makio. 
The annual will be published in about a month. 

Plans have been arawn and accepted for a new physics building, to 
be erected during the coming summer. 

The new law building (Huster hall) is nearing completion, and will 
soon be occupied by the law students. 

Arrangements are being made for a banquet to be given in honor of 
our alumni, on the evening of March 15. 

We are glad to acknowledge visits from Bros. Barringer, *01, of 
Washington, D. C, and Bond, '00, and Denmead, ex-'08, of Columbus. 

The organization of a baseball team is now attracting a great deal 
of attention. * A 9 will probably have one or two representatives. 
Bro. Sayers, who has for four years been O. S. U's star pitcher, is 
barred this year on account of the four-year rule. 

Ohio Zeta entered on this college year with a debt hanging over her. 
She is now feeling considerably better, as the debt has been over half 
removed, and she hopes and fully expects to see it entirely gone be- 
fore April 1 . 

Arrangements are being made to refurnish completely and equip 
our house. A fund has been started, in fact is well on its way, for 
this purpose. 

Columbus, March 2, 1902. HovT Shkrmax McComb. 


Since our last letter we have initiated Charles L. Cadle, '04. Bro. 
Cadle plays tackle on the 'varsity eleven. 

Two Phis have been injured lately in gymnasium work. Bro. Am- 
mon, who was gymnasium director, severely injured his knee, and 
Bro. Selby broke his leg. 

The chapter has given two parties this year, both of which were 
very successful and much enjoyed. 

We have Bros. Dill, Karr and Hickok on the mandolin club, and 
Bros. Cadle, Anthony and Dutton on the glee club. The club has 
given several concerts in the city and surrounding towns. 

A mechanical engineers' club has been recently organized, with Bro. 
Anthony as secretary and treasurer, and Bros. Sullivan and Black on 
the executive committee. All the other officers are from the faculty 
or non-fraternity men. 

Our circular letter was issued a few days late and has been mailed 
as required by the code. We have so far received only a few from 


other chapters. We were disappointed that ours was not mailed 
promptly, but it seems that most of the other chapters are even more 

The active rushing season being over, matters have settled down to 
routine work with all the fraternities at Case. 

Cleveland, February 25, 1902. Georgk S. Case. 


We are pleased to announce the initiation on February 9, 1902, of 
Howard G. Holdridge, '05, of Ravenna, Ohio, who is a student in the 
engineering department. 

Bro. Wni. C. Fetsch, '02, did not return to college after the Christ- 
mas holidays, having accepted a position with the Procter & Gamble 
Co., of Cincinnati, as assistant chemist. 

The chapter enjoyed very much a moot court trial held February 1 , 
and presiaed over by Bro. Scott Bonham, Ohio Beta, '82. The fine 
and court costs which Bro. Bonham im|X)sed on the losing side have 
not as yet been paid. 

We should like to refer to the editorial in the December Scroll in 
regard to increasing the numerical strength of the chapter, with 
special reference to freshman class. This voices the sentiment of our 
chapter exactly, and we hope to be able to report in our next letter 
substantial ^ains in this direction. 

Cincinnati, February 27, 1902. Wm. H. Fillmore. 


On February 14 Bro. Evans Roy Mosher, Aurora, N. Y., was initiated. 
Bro. Roy K. Lohmiller, Wisconsin Alpha, and Kossuth Cayce Weber, 
Missouri Gamma, affiliated with the chapter. Bro. Weber has been 
obliged to return to his home at St. Louis, Mo., on account of ill 

Michigan won the Illinois-Michigan track meet held here on Feb- 
ruary 22, obtaining first place in each event. Bro. Foster won the 
half mile and ran in the relay. The baseball candidates have been 
called out for work in the gymnasium. Bros. Eversman, Tuck and 
Kusterer are in the squad. 

The chapter sent the largest representation in its history to the 
junior hop, February 7. On the following evening the fraternities 
and their guests attended the musical clubs' concert. 

The law department observed Washington's birthday in its custom- 
ary manner. William Jennings Bryan delivered the address. 

The chapter will unite with the Detroit alumni club in holding the 
annual banquet at the Hotel Cadillac, in Detroit, on the evening of 
March 15. 

Ann Arbor, February 24, 1902. L. J. Williams. 



The deadlock for the football captaincy has finally been broken. The 
two candidates resigned in favor of Everette Smith, of * K Sk. 

There is much interest taken in the coming 'scrap' between the two 
lower classes on February 22. This year a color rush is to be held, 
sanctioned by the faculty. During the afternoon the two classes will 
have an indoor track meet. At three o'clock the rush will commence. 


At night, between ten and twelve o'clock, Horace will be burned by 
the sophomores. This will carry out one of the institution's traditions. 

Basketball is attracting the attention of the girls. A tournament 
has been arranged among the four sororities and one team from the 
unorganized girls. The first game was played between K K r and K A 9, 
the former winning by the score of 7 to 2. The winners of each game 
are to play the next team. The next game is between K K r and n B *. 

Bro. Shaw, '03, was re-elected football manager for the season of 
1902. We are represented on the basketball team by Bro. Ayres, '04. 
On the track team we have Bros. Ayres, '04, and Nay lor, '05. 

Subscriptions for the women's building are coming in rapidly, and 
building will soon be commenced. Work on the new science hall has 
been delayed on account of the cold weather. 

Bro. John F. G. Miller, of Indiana Theta, visited this chapter when 
playing here in the Purdue-Indiana basketball game. 

We wish to announce the initiation of Roger Nay lor, '05, of La 
Grange, Ind. Mr. Harvey Smith, '05, of Union City, will be initiated 
at our next meeting. 

Bloomington, February 20, 1902. J. A. Treher. 


This'^is proving a very successful term for Wabash and * A 9. Two 
new men have been pledged this term: Messrs. Ernest A. Loop and 
A. H. King. Both men are excellent students and possess all tne re- 
quirements for good Phis. Mr. Loop is prominent in athletics, being 
a member of the football team and captain of the basketball five. 
Bros. E. A. Loop and E. C. Courtney have been initiated. Two more 
men, Mr. Beatty and Mr. King, will be initiated this week. 

Since our last letter one exceedingly important office has been se- 
cured. Bro. I. D. Goss has been elected president of the local orator- 
ical association, an office much sought for. 

A number of us attended the state oratorical contest at Indianapolis, 
February 8. We were represented at the province convention and 
also at the banquet and smoker on that date. 

* A 9 has been keeping up her reputation as leader in social affairs 
this term. Early this term we gave a stag social session. Several of 
the local alumni were present, and a royal time was had. February 1 
we gave a dance, and a few days later we gave a surprise party on 
Bro. Wm. White at his home. On February 7 we had our fifth Y. M. 
C. A. lecture course party. On February 17 an informal dance was 
given in honor of some friends from Veedersburg, and on February 1 8 
a social evening was spent in games and dancing. 

Every Greek here is looking forward to the annual Pan-Hellenic 
dance, to be held February 28. It is needless to state that * A 9 will 
be most in evidence. Phis from all over the state will be present. 
We will endeavor to entertain them further by an initiation on the 
following evening. 

The other fraternities number the same except B 9 11, A T A and 
♦ FA. Each has added one man. The numerical standing follows, 
including pledged men: * A 9, 18; * P A, 15; B 9 n, 11; A T A, 7; 
K 2,6. 

Crawfordsville, February 25, 1902. Edward C. Courtney. 



Since our last letter we have pledged two excellent men, Thomas Neal, 
*0(), Lebanon, Ind., and Howard Severance, 'OG, of Huntington, Ind. 
Our membership is now fifteen active and three pledged men. Our 
rival, Z A E, has sixteen men all told. 

At a recent meeting of the athletic association Bro. Mark Webb, 
who is captain-elect of the 1902 football team, was elected captain of 
the 1902 track team, also. Bro. Webb is a fine athlete, capturing the 
all-around prize at the local meet last spring and again in the meet 
with Butler College. An independent was elected manager of the 
track team. In scholarship we have every reason to feel proud of 
this year's record, for out of the twenty-five members of the Ofer Gan 
literary society, the honorary society of the college, ♦AG has eight, 
with three more eligible to membership; 2 A E has three members; 
n B ♦, five ; A Y A, six ; the independents, three. 

On the evening of February 20 we opened our halls for the regular 
midwinter reception to college and town people. Over three hundred 
guests were present. Preparations are now under way for the annual 
alumni day banquet to be given on the evening of March 15. This 
has been observed for several years and is now looked upon by the 
students as the college event of the year. 

Bro. E. L. Branigan, '92, will contest the right of Bro. F. M. Grif- 
fith, '72, to a third term as representative from the fourth congres- 
sional district of Indiana. As there is no other opposition, ♦ A 9 will 
be sure of a representative from this district. 

The members of the college debating team will be chosen in a few 
weeks. We will meet Hanover and Kalamazoo during the month of 
May, the exact date for either not having been fixed. 

Franklin, February 26, 1902. Raymond H. Sellers. 


On January 31 the chapter entertained with a sleighing party and 
banquet at the Madison Hotel. It was a very enjoyable affair. 

On February 22, in the lower division of the Voris oratorical con- 
test, open only to sophomores and freshmen, Bro. Newton received 
the first prize, and Bro. P. C. Snyder took second place. There were 
five men in the contest — two Phis, one Sig, a Phi Gam, and a barb. 

Bro. Litterer has been chosen as delegate to the state oratorical 
association for next year. This position has been filled by Bro. Mas- 
terson for the last two years. Bro. Hatfield is on the team of the 
Union literary society, which will meet the Philalathean society in 
the annual contest this spring. Bro. Sipe is on the college debating 
team, which is to meet Franklin the third term. 

The basketball team played the Madison team February 15, the 
game resulting in a score of 82 to 22 in Hanover's favor. A return 
game will be played here in the near future. We were represented on 
the team by Bros. Patty and Green. Bro. Newton, the baseball man- 
ager, is arranging a good schedule of games, and the prospects for a 
team are excellent. 

Hanover, February 24, 1902. Paul C. Snyder. 


The winter term opened January (i with an enrollment in excess of 
1,200, an increase of ten per cent, over last year. A department of 
telephony has been added to the curriculum, the first in any school in 


the country, it is believed. President Stone has just returned from 
Washington, where he has been in the interest of the bill now before 
congress to establish a school of mining and forestry in each of the 
land-grant colleges, of which Purdue is one. Professor W. E. Golds- 
borough, head of the school of electrical engineering, has been ap- 
pointed chief of the electrical exhibits at the 1903 world's fair at St. 
Louis. He is a B 9 II. The bestowal of the honor speaks well for 
Purdue, in view of the important part electricity will play in the com- 
ing world's fair. 

Basketball holds the center of the athletic stage just now. On the 
holiday trip south the team won four and lost three games as follows: 
Nashville — won, 30-(), lost, 18-1.') ; Birmingham — won, 27-13, lost, 
19-15; Chattanooga— won, 42-21 and 30-15; Cincinnati—lost, 46 31. 
Since returning the team has defeated State Normal, 37-19 ; Indiana, 
32-8; Butler, 30-23 and 71-24, losing no games. The writer was very 
pleasantly entertained, as a member of the team, by brother Phis on 
the trip south One of our pledged men is a substitute on the team. 
The physical director, Mr. Freeman, a barbarian, has been elected 
manager of athletics, displacing a £ N in that capacity. A barb has 
also been elected captain of the baseball team, for which 4>ABhas 
three candidates. We have four candidates for the track team, of 
which a barb is captain. Bro. Miller recently broke the university 
strength -test record. Bro. Russell is also among the ten strongest 
men in the university. 

Bro. Bartholomew has been elected manager of the glee and man- 
dolin clubs, and Bro. Rauh (just initiated), secretary and treasurer. 
A * K 4^ is assistant manager. We have four men on the clubs. * K 4^ 
has three ; no other fraternity is represented. 

At the first drawing from the junior class for T B II, one man was 
chosen from S A E. This gives them two men in the fraternity, * A 6 
having two and * K 4^ one. 2 A E has since spiked another member 
of T B n. 

The recent election of the staff of the 1903 Debris resulted in K 2 
securing two men and * A two, one of the latter being Bro. Guthrie, 
of Indiana Delta, and the other, Bro. Russell, art editor. The other 
fifteen members of the staff are barbs. Bro. Miller was defeated for 
the editorship-in-chief by a barb. The election canvass was conducted 
on the fraternity issue, 2 A E joining forces with the barbs. 

Indiana Theta was represented at the Epsilon province convention 
held at Indianapolis, February 7 and 8, by Bros. Porter, as official 
delegate, Ward, Rauh, Wilson. Johnson, Minor, Alfree and Schofield. 
These brothers, with our Indianapolis alumni, secured the next prov- 
ince convention for La Fayette, to be held the latter part of May. 

The question of a chapter house is receiving considerable agitation 
just now. The chapter will purchase a lot within a few weeks. It is 
announced that the newly established chapter of * K 4^ will build 

Arrangements are being made for the proper observance of alumni 

Two dances have been given by the chapter this term, and the 
junior members participated in a Pan-Hellenic dance, given by five 
of the six fraternities, 2 A E not being represented. 

Indiana Theta now introduces Bros. lienjamin B. Minor, '04, and 
Charles S. Rauh, '04, both of Indianapolis. Including five pledged 
men, the chapter now numbers twentv-five. 

West La Fayette, February 28, 1902'. John F. G. 




Illinois Beta has been most successful during the long rushing season, 
and presents with pleasure six new members : Ernest E. Quantrell, *05, 
Varsity track team, captain freshman track team, alternate junior col- 
lege councillor, Three- Quarters club, 'varsity glee club ; Frederick A. 
Speik, '05, left end 'varsity football team, 'varsity track team, junior 
college councillor, treasurer freshman class, chairman freshman foot- 
ball committee, secretary- treasurer Three- Quarters club, students' club 
house committee ; Frink C. Lovell, '05, vice-president freshman class, 
Three-Quarters club, freshman track team ; George R. MacClyment, 
'04, masonic club, 'varsity baseball squad ; Walter F. Eggemeyer, '05, 
winner Ferdinand Peck prize in oratory, winner freshman contest in 
oratory; Inghram D. Hook, '05, Three- Quarters club, freshman debat- 
ing club. 

Bro. James M. Sheldon has been re-elected captain of the football 
team for the season of 1902. Bros. Sheldon, Garrey, Ellsworth and 
Speik were regulars on the 'varsity team of 1901. Bro. Garrey was 
chosen acting-captain of the team when Bro. Sheldon was forced to 
retire on account of serious injuries. 

Bro. Floyd E. Harper, captain of the 'varsity baseball team for 1902, 
has called out the squad of candidates for the team and is carrying on 
regular daily practice in the gymnasium. Bros. Ellsworth, Ahlswede, 
Wyman, Miller and MacClyment are candidates for the team. 

Two track meets have been held so far this season, and two more 
are close at hand. Bros. Speik, Quantrell, Miller and McLeish are 
competing on the 'varsity team. 

The annual promenade of the Illinois Beta chapter was held at the 
Chicago Beach hotel on January 24. Besides the active chapter and 
many alumni there were present Bro. R. H. Switzler, H. G. C, and 
members of the Northwestern, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois chap- 
ters. The affair was in every way a marked success. 

The initiation of the freshmen was carried out with more than usual 
thoroughness this year. After the ceremonies a banquet was held 
downtown. There were thirty-one Phis present. Bro. Richard H. 
Little acted as toast-master. 

Plans and preparations for the splendid new students' club house 
are being made with vigor. Bros. Ellsworth, Speik and Wyman have 
been chosen members of the students' committees. The buildings will 
be completed by October 1. The new gymnasium building has been 
started. One-half the gymnasium, costing between $225,000 and 
$250,000, will be completed by October 1. 

Bro. George II. Garrey has been elected to Nu Alpha, an honor 
graduate fraternity. Bro. Wyman is on the university band. Bros. 
Miller and Quantrell are on the 'varsity glee club, which is to give its 
annual Chicago concert within two weeks. Bro. Sheldon was one of 
the directors of the senior prom., and Bro. Hoy was a member of the 

Illinois Beta enjoyed a visit from Bro. Haines, Missouri Alpha, who 
is leading man with Mrs. Fiske. 

Bro. Herbert F. Ahlswede, '03, guard on the 'varsity championship 
team of 1899, has returned to college. 

Illinois Beta gave an informal dance at Kenwood Hall on January 3, 
at which the pledged men were presented. A number of the alumni 
were present. 


The remainder of the year promises to be as successful for Illinois 
Beta as the months past have been. Information about good material 
in the University of Chicago will be greatly appreciated. 

Chicago, February 24, 1902. Bruce McLeish. 


Efforts are being made to add f 100,000 to the endowment fund of 
Knox College. President McClelland has been very successful so far 
in his efforts. Extensive improvements have been planned for the 
athletic field. A high board fence is to be built around the baseball 
field, and the track is to be enlarged to a quarter-mile. The track and 
baseball men have commenced indoor work. We had five Phis on 
the baseball team last year, but will probably have to be content with 
three or four this season. Bro. Porter is arranging a schedule of 
games which will include Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Notre Dame 
and Beloit. Bro. Allen Green, who has been at the University of Chi- 
cago for two years, has again entered college and will make a valuable 
addition to the Knox track team. The annual founders' day banquet 
of the college was held on February 15, and Bro. R. T. Barr was one 
of the two undergraduates who responded to toasts. Bro. R. T. Barr 
is a member of the Pundit club, and Bro. Shurtleff has been appointed 
college marshal for the ensuing year. 

Attention has turned during the winter months from the more spec- 
tacular athletic contests to the quieter ones in oratory and debate. 
Bro. Ewing is on the preliminary Knox-Beloit debate and will undoubt- 
edly secure a place on the final debate. He is also a representative of 
the junior class in the Col ton prize debate. Bro. Shurtleff is on the 
junior team in the Adelphi prize debate. Bro. Heinly was one of the 
successful speakers in the sophomore-freshman preliminary contest in 
oratory. We have been well represented in the class plays. On Wash- 
ington's birthday the senior class gave a farce in the afternoon ; and 
the sophomores, at night. Bro. Karl Barr was in the former, while 
Bros. Heinly, Booz and Hyndman were in the cast of the latter. A 
junior play is to appear soon, and Bro. Stephenson will represent us 
then. We will give our annual banquet to our alumni on March 15. 

Galesburg, February 25, 1902. George A. Shurti^eff. 


In November the chapter gave a banquet to its alumni — an informal 
stag affair — on the anniversary of the founding of the chapter. The 
evening served to bring the alumni and the chapter into closer rela- 
tionship and brought greater enthusiasm to the active members. 

Bro. Frank L. Conger, '9(>, who is president of our chapter house 
association, gave us the welcome news that the building fund was re- 
cently considerably augmented. Although this movement for a chap- 
ter house dates only from last commencement, all Illinois Zeta's mem- 
bers feel that within the next two years the Phis at Ivombard will have 
a house of their own. 

On the gridiron last fall three Phis won their 'L': Bros. Tanney, 
Jansen and Ayars, the last-named two playing in every game of the 
season. Bro. Gibson also won distinction and an enviable reputation 
as an impartial official. Our team won signal victories in every game 
with institutions of its class, with the exception of one, which was 
lost to our rivals * in urbe,' Knox. Nine games with such schools as 
Monmouth, Illinois and Iowa Wesleyan resulted in scores in Lombard's 


favor, ranging from 10 to to 50 to 0. Bro. Gingrich, a Phi star on 
the gridiron, sustained such injuries a year ago as to prevent his play- 
ing last season. 

We are ably represented on the basketball team this season by Bro. 
Brown. The team has been handicapped by losing two of its best 
players since the season began, but is regaining its reputation for be- 
ing a fast team. It has so far won two games and lost two. 

We are pleased to report the complete restoration to health of Bro. 
E. L. Conger, '61, who was with us last year in the capacity of a mem- 
ber of the faculty. He was taken suddenly ill at Benton Harbor, 
Mich., where he was spending the summer, spent several weeks in a 
hospital in Chicago, and was finally removed to his home at Pasadena, 
Cal., where he now is. Illinois Zeta feels herself much indebted to 
Bro. Conger for his enthusiastic spirit as a Phi while here, and for his 
brotherly interest in every active member. 

Our social season has been enlivened by several receptions and in- 
formal parties given in each other's honor by the Phis and the Pi Phis. 
We can also report as a success the Inter-Hellenic reception given by 
the Phis and Sigma Nus to the Pi Phis and Alpha Xis. The two rival 
fraternities for once consented to lay down the hatchet, aiming to 
strengthen the position of the Greeks as distinguished from that of 
the Barbarians. There is no love lost between the two fraternities, but 
the affair was a success beyond our expectations. 

Our chapter's membership is fourteen, no new material having been 
taken in since last fall, as we think we have all that is desirable. 

Bro. Gibson, who has been out this term, owing to business compli- 
cations, will be back next term. 

Bro. Brown is president of the Erosophian literary society, with Bro. 
Ayars as treasurer. We will also be represented in the Swan oratorical 
contest, which takes place this month. We are aiming to make our 
influence felt in all possible ways in college life. 

Galesburg, February 8, 1902. Frank C. Avars. 


The second semester began very successfully at Illinois. A large num- 
ber of new men have entered, and many of them show good pros|>ects 
of becoming fraternity material. We take pleasure in presenting Bro. 
Martin V. Chamberlain, who has been initiated since our last letter. 
We have affiliated Bro. William E. Ramsey, Illinois Beta, and intend 
shortly to affiliate Bro. Weeks, Illinois Zeta. There are several men 
whom we are considering. Bro. Fletcher, who spent the first semester 
at his home in Galesburg, has re-entered the university. 

On February 7, Illinois Eta gave its eighth annual dancing party. 
The affair was very satisfactorily carried out, although we were not so 
fortunate as usual in having a large number of our alumni with us. 
The party occurred in the * Illinois,' a handsome new hall which has 
recently been completed. Following the custom which we began last 
year, we invited a representative from each fraternity having a chap- 
ter here to our annual ball. The evening following we gave a smoker 
in the chapter house. Several alumni were with us and made the 
occasion a very pleasant one. 

The prospects for a good baseball team are very flattering this year. 
Nearly all the old players are back and showing up in good shape. 
Bros. Cook, Fulton and Hill are out and have good chances of making 
the 'varsity. 

Bro. Edwin Draper has been elected captain of the university gym- 


nastic team, which will go to Madison next month to compete in the 
meet to be held in the Wisconsin gymnasium. 

The local fraternity of 2 A has been granted a charter of B 9 n. 

Champaign, February 2*>, 1902. R. W. RuTT. 


The enrollment this year reaches about 2,700, showing a marked in- 
crease over that of last year. There is an increase of 125 in the engi- 
neering department alone. The faculty changes this year have been 
numerous. Some have left to accept positions in other universities, 
while an increase in the number of students has necessitated an in- 
crease in nearly every department. The university deeply regrets the 
loss of its esteemed head, Dr. Charles Kendall Adams, who, owing to 
poor health, was compelled to resign. In the absence of a president, 
Dr. K. A. Birge, dean of the college of letters and science, has been 
filling the duties of that office. 

Since our last letter we have initiated and take pleasure in introduc- 
ing Bro. Leo de Ruche Ludlow. We have recently lost two men on 
account of illness— Bros. Lyman Johnson, '04, and George Tullock, '04. 

Socially, Wisconsin Alpha is quite active. We arrange to have an 
informal dance about every three weeks. These are very enjoyable 
affairs and are attended by all the active members, as well as some of 
the town alumni. The junior prom, was given on February 10. As 
usual. * A 8 outnumbered all the other fraternities. At prom, time a 
very pleasant house party was given, lasting from Friday, February 7, 
to Tuesday, February 11. Our chapter house was given over to the 
possession of twenty-three young ladies. Saturday evening, Bro. Bul- 
lard entertained all the Phis and their guests at a very enjoyable dance 
at the Mendota state asylum. 

The chapter is the recipient of a very handsome picture presented 
by Bro. A. A. Wright, '91, manager of Hotel Portland, Portland, Ore. 

We have had with us in the past two months, Bros. E. R. McDonald, 
George Banta, Ray North, '00; W. N. Merrian, '81 ; Carl Hilbert, '94. 
Geo. K. Tallman, '97; Carl F. Geilfuss, '01, and Byron Stebbins, '01. 

Bro. Ludlow is on the semi-public debate for Athena. Bro. Bert 
Lindsay is a member of the 'varsity basketball team, and a promising 
candidate for the freshman crew. Bro. Putnam and Bro. McKellip, 
of Ohio Wesleyan, who has recently entered the university, are both 
promising candidates for the track team. 

We are happy to state that Bro. Phil King will be with us again 
next fall to coach our football team. 

The province convention for Zeta province will be held at Madison 
from May 14 to May IH. We hope as many Phis as possible will attend. 

Crew, baseball and track candidates are all hard at work. Both 
freshmen and 'varsity crews are doing indoor work on rowing ma- 
chines, which were recently purchased. A new shell, donated by 
Fred Pabst, Jr., of Milwaukee, is now building. 

The track team is in active training. In a recent indoor meet with 
Chicafi^o, Wisconsin scored 45 to her opponent's 33. 

Madison, February 25, 1902. D. Sydnky Law. 


The year 1901-1902 has been a very prosperous one for Minnesota 
Alpha. We have initiated seven men and have one pledged. Bros. 
Joshua Hook Chase, '03 (law), and Charles Bradley Gibson, '05 (elec- 
trical engineering), have been initiated since our last letter. 


In the junior ball association this year <l> A 8 was represented by 
Bro. T. R. Johnson, chairman of the refreshment committee, Bro. C. 
S. Willis, chairman of the auditing committee, and Bro. L. K. Sowle, 
floor committee. The ball was a success both socially and financially, 
netting to the individual members of the association |3.27 each. 

Considerable excitement has been aroused since the midyear vaca- 
tion over the appearance of a new daily paper at the university, the 
Minnesota Daily Ncivs. It is a closed corporation, membership lim- 
ited to one hundred. Bros. Powell and Fuller are stockholders, and 
Bro. Peters is on the editorial staff. In the last week, however, through 
the influence of President Northrupthe two papers, the Daily and the 
NcivSy have temporarily consolidated as the Minnesota Merger. 

At a recent election of the sophomore class Bro. H. V. Fuller was 
elected editor-in-chief of the '04 Gopher. The election was carried 
on under the Australian ballot system . 

The chapter letter has gone to press and will be mailed soon. 

Minneapolis, March 1, 1902. Harry Victor Fui,i*kr. 


Since our last letter we have initiated Bro. Sherman W. Needham, 
'0,^, a nephew of Bro. C. F. Knowlton, one of our charter members. 

Because of the university rules, our pledged freshmen will not be 
able to come into the fraternity until the beginning of the spring 
term. Our pledges at present are : Arthur Beck, Merle Besser, Fred 
Garth, Paul Houghten, Glenn Houghten, Paul Helphrey, John Myers, 
Charles Shook, Charles Waterhouse, Ledra Willits, Ray Yoder, Burr 

Those receiving college honors of late are : Bro. Needham, captain 
of the baseball team; Bro. B. Beck, manager of the football team; Bros. 
Vorhies and Needham and Messrs. Helphrey and Shook, members of 
the glee club; Bro. Vorhies and Messrs. Yoder and Besser, members 
of the mandolin club. Bro. Myers is accompanist in the glee club. 

On October 12 our annual fall reception was held. We were very 
proud of its success, as it was the opening of our chapter house. We 
also entertained our loyal Phi girls at six o'clock dinner, October 26. 

During the fall we had visits from Bros. Stafford, '00, Lish, '03, 
McCoy, '01, Hoober, '01, Rommel, '97, McCauley, Helphrey, '08, 
Throop, '99. 

Bros. Throop, '99, and Beck, '99, were honored recently by being on 
the toast program at the banquet given by the Pan-Hellenic club at 
Muscatine, Iowa. 

We wish to say that the alumni club at Mt. Pleasant is in a very 
flourishing condition and that Iowa Alpha is thankful for the benefits 
derived from having an alumni club here. It is a great help to us, 
for it gives us quite a social advantage locally. 

Dr. Hancher, president of the university, is lecturing at present in 
New York. He is a man of great ability, and his work is already 
showing good results, both in a financial way and in a better condi- 
tion of things at the university. 

Mt. Pleasant, January 27, 1902. F. R. BECK. 


Iowa Beta opened the winter term with twenty-two active members, 
initiating Bro. Lyell Reppert, medical, '02, of Muscatine, just before 
the holidays, and Bro. Evert Terrell, '05, of Des Moines, Iowa, the 
first week after the new year. Bro. Reppert sails for Vienna the ninth' 
of April to continue his work. 


We are looking forward to our large annual party, which will take 
place April 4. We expect to have a great many of our alumni with 
us on that occasion and have planned a banquet and smoker for the 
following evening. A number have signified their intention of re- 
turning to their alma mater on that date, and we expect to show them 
a royal time. April 11 is the date of the junior prom., and this party 
will be followed a week later by a military ball. 

In athletics Iowa's prospects for a good track team are bright. Bros. 
Terrell, Loizeauz, Kahler and Hull will try for the team. The board 
of control decided that unless 700 season tickets were sold in advance, 
there would be no baseball team this spring, and a very thorough can- 
vass is being made to sell the necessary number. Almost all of the 
fraternity men are buying tickets, Bro. Willett will try for the nine. 

Iowa has been very fortunate in basketball this season, and so far 
has not lost a game, winning from all of the important teams in the 
state, as well as from the Kansas five. 

Steps have been taken to form another Pan-Hellenic baseball league. 
4> A G hopes to make as good a showing as she has in the past. 

Iowa City, March 3, 1902. Jos. W. Brovi^n. 


Since our last letter Missouri has closed the football season by admin- 
istering a decisive defeat to our old rival, Kansas, in the eleventh 
annual Thanksgiving game. The game in 1900 resulted in a tied 
score, 0-0, and as a consequence unusual interest in the result was 
manifested this year throughout the two states represented. After the 
game the Phis from the two universities attended a banquet at the 
Midland hotel, given by the Kansas City alumni club. Bro. George 
H. English, '99, presided. Bro. Guy A. Thompson, '98, of St. Louis, 
made an eloquent and entertaining response to the toast ' Missouri.* 

Bro. Harry H. Smiley, '01, resigned the position of graduate man- 
ager of athletics in October, and Bro. George H. Moore, '01, was ap- 
pointed to succeed him. Bro. Smiley goes to St. Louis to begin the 
practice of medicine. 

The sophomore football team, which won the class championship of 
the university, was managed and captained by two Phis, Bro. Rudolph 
Houck being manager and Bro. Abner Gore, captain. 

The candidates for the baseball and track teams have been put in 
training, and we have sanguine hopes of both teams winning honors 
for the university. Additional facilities are had in the university this 
year for both these branches of athletics, new cages having been put 
m for the baseball men and an indoor cinder path for those training 
for track athletics. The baseball team is being coached by Prof. Rich- 
mond Hawkins, formerly a star on Missouri baseball teams. The track 
team is under the personal supervision of Bro. Clark Hetherington, 
California Beta, '95, physical director of the university. Bros. Thomp- 
son, Gore and Broadhead and Mr. Charles Bowling, a pledged Phi, are 
promising candidates for positions on the baseball team, and Bro. 
Jesse for the track team . 

We take great pride in introducing to the fraternity three new Phis 
initiated since our last letter: Bro. Rodes Estill, Estill, Mo.; Bro. 
Frank A. Thompson, St. Louis, Mo., a brother of Bro. Guy A. Thomp- 
son, '98, and a nephew of Bro. Burton M. Thompson, '93; and Bro. 
Richard Henry Jesse, Jr., a son of President R. H. Jesse of the univer- 
sity, who is himself a S X from the University of Virginia. Bro. Jesse 
has a long list of honors to his credit, having in his freshman year 
won the prize medal for being the best drilled man in the battalion of 


cadets and last year winning the Rollins scholarship given to the stu- 
dent making the best record by the completion of the junior year. 
Bro. Jesse is also adjutant of the battalion of cadets and succeeded 
this year in winning his football ' M,' although it was his first season. 

The board of curators have just accepted the plans and let the con- 
tracts for five new buildings costing $200,000. Col. F. A. Sampson, of 
Sedalia, Mo., has recently donated to the historical society located at 
the university his library on the history of Missouri, which is valued 
at $2d,000. There is a movement on foot to erect a $600,000 library 
building on the campus for the Missouri state historical society. 

At a recent conference attended by the deans and delegates from 
the leading fraternities, it was practically agreed to do away with the 
four hops which have been such a prominent feature of Missouri com- 
mencement. An Easter holiday will probably be substituted, and the 
university will endeavor to make the commencement exercises more 
elaborate in various ways. 

Missouri Alpha will be represented by a large delegation at West- 
minster College on the occasion of the unveiling of the tablet erected 
in honor of Father Morrison. 

We give our tenth annual midwinter hop on February 22. 

Bro. Dave Robertson, who affiliated with us this year from Missouri 
Beta, returned at the end of the first semester to resume work at West- 
minster. By graduation we have also lost Bro. Charles Mortimer 
Hamilton, of Troy, Mo. In losing Bro. Hamilton Missouri Alpha has 
lost one of the truest Missouri gentlemen that ever wore the sword 
and shield, and the entire chapter regrets his departure. He goes to 
Pou^hkeepsie, N. Y., to attend a commercial college. On completion 
of his course there he will return to engage in business in this state. 

Tlie reporter has been elected delegate to the province convention 
to be held at Madison, Wis., in May. 

Columbia, February 2, 1902. J. Patterson McBainh. 


The second semester has opened with a slight increase in attendance. 
Bro. D. n. Robertson, of Missouri Alpha, has affiliated with us, and 
Bro. F. S. Weber has returned after a year's absence. Bro. K. S. 
Weber, of Michigan Alpha, has been here for a short visit. 
* Bro. L. M. White was today elected captain of the track team. We 
will soon hold a triangular meet with Missouri University and Central 
College. Both the track team and the baseball team will have several 
Phis in them. 

Plans are being projected for a proper celebration of alumni day. 
Our hall has been greatly improved and is now by far the nicest hall 
in college. 

Fulton, February 25, 1902. L. Mitchell White. 

nissouRi QAnnA, washinqton university. 

By a recent action of the board of directors of Washington University, 
it was decided to rent the new buildings to the Louisiana Purchase 
exposition company. The buildings are now in the hands of that 
corporation, to be held by them till the close of the fair. 

As is well known, the present buildings and site have been sold and 
will be vacated during the summer of the present year. During the 
immediate future the Mary Institute buildings and lot on the north- 
east corner of Locust and Beaumont streets will be the home of the 
college and the school of engineering. In addition to the large and 
convenient building now there, a new building five or six stories high. 


with a high and well-lighted basement, each floor having an area of 
about «,000 square feet, will be erected on the east side of the yard, so 
as to be ready for use by September next. 

In view of the fact that the fair will probably occupy the buildings 
until the fall of 1905, all hopes of a chapter house must be abandoned 
until after that date, when work can be commenced. In the mean- 
time, rooms will be rented in the neighborhood of the Mary Institute 
to furnish a temporary home for the chapter, for in the building itself 
no space will be available. 

On Friday morning, February 21, services were held in the chapel, 
celebrating the anniversary of Washington's birthday and the 49th 
anniversary of the founding of Washington University. Rev. Thomas 
Eliot, of the class of '62, father of Bro. Samuel E. Eliot, '05, was pres- 
ent and spoke of the university as he had known it in the first few 
years of its existence. At the same exercises resolutions were adopted 
commemorative of the death of Professor Sylvester Waterhouse, who 
had been connected with the university from 1858 till a year before his 
death, which occurred February 12, 1902. 

On New Year's eve the annual smoker was held in the chapter 
rooms. A large number of our alumni and representatives of many 
other chapters were present and enjoyed a minstrel show given by 
the local chapter. During the evening arrangements were made for 
the organization of a 4> A lunch club, to meet once a week at some 
down-town restaurant. Since that time, the plans have been per- 
fected, and the club will be in operation shortly. It is advisable that 
all Phis in St. Louis take advantage of this weekly meeting and attend 
as often as possible. The reporter of this chapter will gladly furnish 
information to those interested, for by this club it is hoped that the 
chapter and its alumni will be brought into closer touch. To Bro. R. 
H. Switzler, H. G. C, great credit and thanks are due, both for his 
timely suggestions and able assistance. 

Missouri Gamma regrets to announce the loss of her only associate 
member, Bro. Sherman Leavitt, '00. For four years an active mem- 
ber, he became an associate member when, on being graduated, he 
was appointed assistant instructor in chemistry. He continued in 
this capacity until January, HH}2, when he went to Chicago to accept 
a position with the National Lead Works, where he is still employed. 

Since January 1 four active members have withdrawn from college, 
three of whom were freshmen : Bros. Percy Boeck, '05, Maury Jones, 
'a"), Albert Gregory, '05, and Bro. Charles E. Valier, '04. Bro. Valier 
is the only one who does not expect to return this fall. 

At the annual election of the athletic association, held at the begin- 
ning of the new term, Bro. O. Wayne Smith, '02, was elected manager 
of football, and Bro. Frank Codding, manager of tennis. These of- 
fices, together with those secured before, give * A a prominent place 
in athletics. The athletic honors for the coming season are as follows: 
Manager of football, Bro. O. Wayne Smith, '02; captain of the football 
team, Bro. Frank Gordon, '04; manager of baseball, Bro. Alban J. 
Anderson, '03; manager of tennis, Bro. Frank Codding, '03; manager 
of track athletics and field day, Bro. Alexander R. Skinker, '05. 

The Washington University glee and mandolin clubs have been re- 
cently reorganized. Bro. H. Moses Pollard, '02, is manager, and Bro. 
Samuel E. Eliot, '05, treasurer of the glee club, and Bro. Frank Cod- 
ding, '03, leader, and Bro. Hamilton Daughaday, Jr., '05, treasurer of 
the mandolin club. Later in the season the clubs intend to combine 
and give an entertainment, making it a great social event. 

The annual letter is to appear very shortly, and will be cheerfully 
mailed to all requesting it. 


To all Phis visiting St. Louis a cordial invitation is extended to 
meet the chapter informally or to attend the fortnightly meetings. 
St. Louis, February 28, 1902. C. E. Gl^ASGOW. 


Kansas Alpha gave her annual spring party on the night of February 7, 
in Pythian hall. As usual, the chapter gave one of the finest parties 
of the year, thereby keeping up its record as the leader in social affairs 
at Kansas University. The affair was attended by many of our alumni, 
as well as many prominent Phis in Kansas City and the near vicinity. 

With the advent of spring, baseball practice has begun in the gym- 
nasium under the coaching of Bro. Jonn Outland. Kansas will niave 
almost an entirely new team this year, owing to the graduation of fiye 
of the old guard on last year's team. However, tJie new material 
shows up exceedingly well, and Kansas can be expected to keep up 
her old record in college baseball. We claim, as among the candiaates 
for this year's team, Bro. Curliss Trussell, who played on last year's 
team, and Bro. Ray Sexton, who stands an excellent chance for a 
place in the field. Among the candidates for the track team, we have 
Bro. Robert Brooks and Bro. Chester Cooke. 

Curtis, the captain of last year's Wisconsin eleven, has been elected 
coach of the 1902 Jay hawkers, Bro. Outland having declined our offer 
in order to accept a place as coach of the Haskell Indian team, one of 
the star teams of the west last year. The best wishes of all attend Dr. 
Outland in his work next fall. 

The chapter house committee, together with our Lawrence alumni, 
is making rapid progress with the chapter house plans recently for- 
mulated by two of our alumni, and the time will not be far distant 
when Kansas Alpha can claim a house of her own. 

Bros. Will Murphy, Walter Heinecke, Reed Byers, and Alfred Sed- 
don were recently initiated into ONE. This g^ves us seven men in 
ONE, the largest representation of any fraternity in school. 

The chapter is pleased to announce the marriage of Bro. John H. 
Outland to Miss Ethel Grimes, of Toronto, Ind. While we are all 
sorry to lose Bro. Outland as one of the boys in the house, we are glad 
that he has decided to remain in I^wrence. 

The chapter was recently visited by Bro. McMath, '03, Bro. Bron- 
son, '01, and Bro. CoUiday, '03. 

Lawrence, February 25, 1902. Ai,fred M. Seddon. 



A considerable surprise was sprung on fraternities here by the trustees 
of the university at a meeting held the latter part of December. A 
regulation was passed prohibiting the initiation of any student into a 
fraternity for the remainder of this session and for the session of 1902 
-'03. This is supposed to be the result of a fight which the anti-fra- 
ternity men at large and the non-fraternity men here are making to 
have fraternities abolished in the university. There was not a full 
meeting of the trustees when the regulation was passed, and some 
present were surprised at such a question being brought up. An 
appropriation bill before the legislature was also amended to grant 

♦ Following is a key to the group on the opposite pa^e (the pictures are num- 
bered): 1. Pruitt, 2. Jones. 3. McCaskill. A. Garrard, 5. J. G. Martin. «. Henry. 
7. Rowe, 8. F. C. Martin, 9. Hardy. 10. Collins, 11. I^eathers, 12. D. L. Fair. 18. 
Price. 14. Berwick, 15. Bray, 16. Stein, 17. McCabe, 18. Brown, 19. C. Fair, 20. 
Campbell, 21. Magruder. 




the appropriation provided fraternities were knocked out. The bill 
as amended was not passed, however, and the matter was finally re- 
ferred to the trustees. They will pass on it at their June meeting. 

It is understood that the non-fraternity men have made a number 
of charges against fraternities of * gross, immoral practice * to which 
fraternity men are said to be addicted. We do not know what the 
charges are ; in fact the whole affair has been carried on with political 
smoothness. The non-fraternity men have refused to have anything 
to do with the college annual, even prohibiting the use of their pict- 
ures in class groups. They give as their reason for doing this, that 
they are allowed no representative on the board. The annual is pub- 
lished by the fraternities exclusively. 

Baseball practice has begun, and although the team will be com- 
posed for the most part of new men, we hope by good coaching to 
make a creditable showing. Mississippi Alpha has several candidates 
for the team. 

The last legislature made appropriations for a science hall, to be 
devoted to physics, chemistry, zoology, botany and mineralogy, a 
dormitory for young ladies, a gymnasium and various other improve- 
ments. The science hall will be a large three-story brick building. 
The building formerly occupied by the physical laboratory will be 
fitted up as the electrical building. 

University, March 2, 19C)2. Bkm Price, Jr. 


A conflict in our athletic association has resulted in its reorganization. 
This was caused by a charge of cliquism in the management of the 
association, followed by an organized opposition on the part of a large 
number of the students, principally from the academic and the med- 
ical departments, with the expressed determination of overthrowing 
the so-called clique, which resented the accusation and tried to main- 
tain its position. However, the opposition prevailed on account of 
their majority, and succeeded in having a new plan drawn up for the 
government of the association, at the same time filling every office by 
elections from their ranks. The result was accepted rather more 
quietly than there was reason to expect, and things seem now to have 
resumed their normal hue. It was a bitter factional fight, in which 
the fraternities took prominent part. 

On January 11 the two literary societies, the Forum and Glendy 
Burke, held their joint exercises, which are intended as an anniver- 
sary celebration by each. Last year the honors all went to the Forum, 
but this year they were shared, the Glendy Burke winning the oratori- 
cal contest and the Forum the debate. None of the victorious con- 
testants was a fraternity man. 

The university engaged in an honorary function, January 27, in a 
reception to Mr. Canibon, the French ambassador to the United States, 
who was a prominent figure in the treaty relations that terminated the 
Spanish-American war. A large audience listened to Mr. Cambon*s 
very entertaining address, which was a part of the reception program. 

The contest for the Carnot medal, founded by Baron Pierre de Cour- 
bertin at Tulane and four other universities in the United States, was 
decided on February 22. The medal is awarded for the best individual 
debate on some question of French politics, and as a rule brings to- 
gether the strongest debating talent in the university. This year, 
however, the debate was disappointing, as, in the first place, there 
were but three contestants, making an inequality of sides, and, in the 
second place, of these three contestants, he who came out victorious 


caused his opponents to appear at a disadvantage, on account of his 
own clear superiority from the outset of the debate. 

On February 27 Mr. George F. Peabody, the prominent educator of 
New York city, visited the university as the guest of Dr. Alderman, 
our president, and delivered a short, impressive address. 

Two forthcoming events of decided interest and importance are the 
annual celebration of founder's day and the annual debate with the 
University of Texas. Founder's day, March 31, though always made 
an occasion of much impressiveness, will derive additional significance 
this year from the fact that President Rliot of Harvard will attend 
and will deliver the oration that is customary on the occasion. The 
usual program of the reception and entertainment of visitors at the 
respective departments of the university will be carried out on a more 
elaborate scale than ever. 

The debate with Texas is set for April 17. Prospects are not so 
bright for Tulane, as at this late date the candidates from among 
whom her team will be selected are few in number and inexperienced. 

In a previous letter I gave the numerical standing of the fraternities 
here in the academic department, remarking that the standing there 
really determined the true strength. Here is a ranking of the fra- 
ternities according to their numbers in the three departments com- 
bined, law, medical and academic : K A, 'M\ ; K i;, 84 ; i) A E, 20 ; AT fi, 
20; * A e, 1<) ; * K 2, ]<> ; A T A, 14 ; S X, 14 ; A K E, 10. It thus ap- 
pears that the fraternities are not closely grouped numerically, and 
that there is a striking difference between the head of the list and the 
other end. Yet these numbers hardly indicate the relative strength 
of the fraternities. A K E, the smallest numerically, is strong, though 
by no means the strongest. Within the comparatively short time of 
her existence at Tulane A K E has built up an excellent chapter in every 
respect. S X and ATA, numerically small in comparison, are among 
the leading fraternities at Tulane. The same is to be said of * A 9. 
A T rt has a fairly large chapter, larger than her closest rivals, and is 
in all other respects very strong. K A and K 2 enroll extraordinarily 
large chapters, but two-thirds or more of their number are divided 
between the medical and law departments, being principally in the 
medical. Affiliates constitute a prominent part of the numbers of 
these latter chapters, because attendance at the medical college is 
made up in large part of men from various sections of the state and 
adjoining states, where K A and K 2 happen to be represented by chap- 
ters and the other fraternities not represented. 

It becomes my pleasant duty to report the initiation of Bro. Percy 
Walthall Toombs, of the medical department. Bro. Toombs is a 
nephew of our much esteemed province president, Bro. G. L. Ray. 
He comes from Georgetown, Ky., where he was graduated last year. 

Bro. F. H. Lewis, of the medical department, was successful in a 
competitive examination for resident student of the charity hospital. 

Louisiana Alpha, always with an eye for the future, has become 
busy for next year, and has pledged one man and has others under 
surveillance. We shall lose five men by graduation this session, four 
from the academic and one from the law department. 

Louisiana Alpha has received circular letters from the following 
chapters : Brown, Michigan, Syracuse, Gettysburg, Kentucky State, 
Sewanee and Ohio Wesleyan. The writer knows nothing more con- 
ducive to the good of the general fraternity than these circular letters, 
which give the different chapters an insight into each other and 
strengthen the bonds of interest and relationship between them. 

Bro. Wilson, of Tennessee Beta, is now in our city attending a com- 
mercial college. 


The approach of spring has awakened a lively interest in baseball. 
Prospects are unusually bright this season, as there is an abundance of 
good material on hand to select the Varsity from. 

The dormitories and refectory that were in process of erection at 
the beginning of the session, have been completed. A few students 
have moved into the dormitories, and meals are served in the refectory. 

New Orleans, March 11, 1902. K. S. Van Ingkn. 


Texas Beta takes pleasure in introducing Bro. Hommett H. Hardy, 
law, '03, a brother of Bro. Rufus Hardy, our representative at the 
national convention in 1898, who later met an untimely death by the 
explosion of a steam pipe. At the same time we regret to note Bro. 
Jas. Waggener's withdrawal from the university, necessitated by ill 
health. Bro. Waggener is at present on a ranch in western Texas. 

The chapter house question is now being agitated very vigorously 
by Texas Beta. The plan is to raise enough cash to buy a lot, and 
make a payment on the house, then to let the remainder be paid out 
by rentals and notes divided into yearly payments. About $1,')00 has 
been pledged by the active chapter, a lar^e amount of which is to be 
paid in cash by June 1, 1902. If we can impress upon our alumni the 
importance of a chapter house of our own, it will be a matter of a very 
short time before Texas Beta will be lodged in a suitable home. 

The university glee club will in a few days start on its annual tour. 
The Phis will be represented this year by Bros. W. P. and H. M. Har- 
grovt. Bro. W. P. Hargrove is business manager. 

Bro. Edgar E. Witt will be our representative on this year's board 
of Caciiis editors. 

The baseball outlook is better this year than ever before for the 
University of Texas. Several Phis stand in good chance to make the 
team. Inter-fraternity games are being discussed. Should they ma- 
terialize, * A will make a hard fight for the championship. 

Two local sororities have applied for charters from IT B * and K K F. 
No national sororities have as yet entered the University of Texas. It 
is to be hoped that IT B * and K K P will decide to come here, as the 
applicants are worthy of favorable consideration. 

* r A has entered a chapter house, which brings the number a 
Texas up to three, those of * A 6, B 6 n and * P A. 

.\ustin, P'ebruary G, 1902. Richard H. Kimball. 


Since our last letter we have initiated Bros. M. V. Allison and How- 
ard Davis. We have lost three members, all leaving school to accept 
|>ositions in town. This leaves us with 14 men. K S has Ki and K A 
15. Although the smallest in numbers, Texas Gamma has her share 
of the honors in school. Bro. Knight is president of the senior class 
and of the San Jacinto society. Bro. I^angham is president of the 
sophomore class and of the athletic association, and we have Bros. 
Allison and Henderson on the track team and Bro. Graves on the base- 
ball team. We are represented in the orchestra and band by Bro. 

We have just received the announcement of the marriage of Bro. 
W. G. Swenson, '01. He will make his home in Abilene, Texas, near 
which place he has a large ranch. 

The prospects of S. W. U. have been brightened recently by liberal 
donations for our library and physical laboratory. 

Miss Helen Gould paid us a flying visit last month and expressed 
herself as being well pleased with the school. 


Spring is coming on and with it the crowds on the campus watch- 
ing the baseball and track teams at their work. 

The inter-collegiate debate comes off here sometime in April, and it 
promises to be very exciting. 

Georgetown. March 10, 1902. A. D. IvANGHam. 



Since our last letter California Beta has initiated Bros. James S. Gam- 
ble and George E. Gamble, of Millersburg, Ky. The withdrawal of 
Bro. Ford from college because of illness deprives us of one of our 
most active members. 

The second convention of Theta province was held at the local 
chapter house, February 21 and 22, with President W. O. Morgan in 
the chair. California Alpha was represented by ten members, but 
distance prevented Washington from sending a delegate. The visit- 
ing brothers were entertained at the opera on Friday evening, after 
which all returned to the chapter house to enjoy a * feed.* The for- 
mal business of the convention was transacted on Saturday, most im- 
portant of which was the adoption by a unanimous vote of the report 
of the committee on expansion in Theta province, to the effect that, 
at present, there is no opportunity for further expansion in the field 
offered by the institutions west of the Rockies. 

The football game on New Year's between Michigan and Stanford 
resulted in a decisive victory for the former, although the cardinal 
put up a game fight. Bro. Clark played left end and distinguished 
himself by fine defensive playing. A broken bone in the arm kept 
Bro. Hill out of the game. 

The annual Carnot debate between the Universities of California 
and Stanford was held at Berkeley this year, but the medal was won 
by a Stanford man. From the showing made by our debaters in this 
contest, prospects for victories in the inter-collegiate debates with 
Washington and California are favorable. 

It is too early to make any forecast of the outcome of our spring 
athletic events. Bro. Kellogg will probably win his * S ' this year, as 
his present playing insures him a position in the outfield of the nine. 

It was our pleasure to entertain, for several days, Bro. Waterman, 
Michi^ati, '98. Bro. Waterman is now a successful broker in Salt 
Lake city. 

On February 12, Sigma Rho chapter of A K E was installed at Stan- 
ford with ten members. It will be remembered that the original peti- 
tioners for this charter were the local fraternit}' composed of those 
who had withdrawn from 4> F A several years ago. 

Mrs. Stanford has returned to the university to attend the dedication 
of the memorial church, which takes place March \). This chapel, 
which has been erected at a cost of j^l,nOO,lK)0, is a magnificent struc- 
ture, and compares favorably with many of the noted Kuropean 

Our annual alumni bancjuet will be held in San Francisco on March 
15. A large attendance is expected, and the usual royal good time 
will be forthcoming. Pkrcy McDowkll. 

Stanford University, Februarv 2S, 11»02. 



Since our last letter Bro. Treen, who has been in Alaska, has re-entered 
college. Bro. Brightman has withdrawn and is now with the law firm 
of Battle, Ronald & Ballinger. 

Inter-fraternity relations in the institution are now on a very pleas- 
ant footing. B n, with a rather small chapter at present, is expected 
to become a strong rival. A new pharmacy fraternity has been organ- 
ized here and incorporated under the state laws as II B. 

Work is being pushed on the new science hall and the power house, 
both of which will be ready for occupancy by next fall. The campus 
is being improved considerably. We are still in need of better library 

In football last fall we lost to Washington Agricultural College, 
10-0, but in the big Thanksgiving game we won from Idaho, 10-0. 
Bro. Ewing played tackle ; Bro. Minkler, right half. Next season's 
football captain is a non fraternity man ; the manager, a S N. 

We have had two indoor inter-class meets during the winter season, 
both handicap meets. Bro. Twitchell, scratch, won first in the mile, 
first meet ; second in the half, second meet. In the first, Bro. Urqu- 
hart won third in the thirty; in the second, Bro. Kinnear won third 
in the thirty. 

Bro. Charles E. Caches has been elected manager of track athletics 
for the coming season. Bro. Urquhart is assistant manager. 

Games in baseball have been scheduled with Oregon, Washington 
Agricultural College and Idaho. Bros. Twitchell and Dalby are sure 
of places ; Bros. Urquhart and Kinnear, although new men, are show- 
ing up well and will probably make the team. The late wet season 
prevents much work in baseball, though last season's record was a 
fair one. 

Debates will be held with Stanford, at Palo Alto ; Oregon, in Seattle; 
and Idaho, at Moscow. Bro. Hanson represents us on the Stanford 
team. Bro. Ceis is leader of the Oregon team. 

Bro. James Kreuger, of Wisconsin Alpha, paid the chapter house a 
pleasant visit on March 4. 

The Theta province convention was held at Stanford, February 22, 
1902. Washington Alpha was unable to have a delegate present, but 
a complete report on the condition of the chapter has been sent to 
Bro. Morgan, president of the province. 

Seattle, March 5, HK)2. Howard A. Hanson. 



The alumni club at Harvard has held two smokers during the fall 
months, at the second of which twenty Phis were present. The next 
meeting is to take the form of an informal dinner (*) la President 
Pritchett of M. I. T.) at the Hotel Hay ward, Boston, on the evening 
of January 11, to which all the Phis in or near Boston are invited. 

Last year there were thirty Phis in attendance at the various depart- 
ments of the university, of whom but fifteen returned. But we have 
met nineteen new brothers, making our total enrollment for this year 
thirty-four, and there are probably several more, of whom we do not 
yet know. This seems to show that the project of maintaining an 
alumni club here is, as regards sufficient membership, feasible. And 
as the average attendance at the monthly smokers has been more than 
half of the whole number of Phis here, which is remarkable for Har- 


vard with its diverse interests, the plan has also proven itself success- 
ful beyond expectations. 

Had we had notice of the convention of Alpha province at Amherst, 
there would have been several of our number, as well as of the Boston 
Phis, present. But as no notification of it came until the day before 
it began — and then we got the Boston club's invitation and it got 
ours — it was too late to send anyone. We, however, had the pleasure 
of meeting Bro. Ward, P. G. C, who, after the convention, made a 
flying business trip to Boston. 

January 5, 1902. Gkorgk Hay Katn. 


Seventy-seven Phis, representing twenty-eight chapters located in 
seventeen different states, gathered at the informal banquet of the 
Phi Delta Theta club of New York at Hecker's, 172 Fifth avenue, 
on January 21 . They came from the University of Michigan in the 
north to Emory College, Georgia, in the south, and from Colby 
College, Maine, in the east, to our new chapter at the University 
of Washington, in the west. The states represented were New 
York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine 
and Pennsylvania in the northeast ; Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and 
Kentucky in the south ; and Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Illi- 
nois and Washington in the middle and far west. The representation 
of chapters was as follows : Columbia^ 24 ; C. C. N. Y., 9 ; Vertnotii, 
7; yhnherst, 5 ; lVi7/utf/is, 4 ; Cornell and Washington and Jefferson^ 
3 each ; Michigan, Dartmouth, Junory, Ohio IVesleyan and Syracuse, 
2 each, and one each from the following chapters : Virginia, Broivn, 
Lehigh, Union, Hanover, Wooster, Central, Georgia, Xfissouri, Ran- 
dolph-Macon, Washington State, Hutler, Colby, Vanderbilt, Lombard 
ana Dickinson. 

Bro. William A. Keener, Jimory, '74, former dean of the Columbia 
University law school, the president of the club, was the toastmaster. 
At the dais were : Walter B. Palmer, limory, '11 , Vanderbilt, '80 ; 
Gen. Lee Fairchild, Lombard, '^^S ; Judge Julius M. Mayer, C. C. N. )'., 
'84, Columbia, »8(), and Arthur B. Gilbert, Vermont, '89. The formal 
speakers were Bros. Keener, Mayer and Fairchild. The toastmaster 
mentioned the fact that five Phis had been elected to high public office 
in the New York campaign of last fall. Bro. Mayer, the appointee to 
the bench in the court of special sessions, responded for these men. 
Phi enthusiasm was rampant throughout. The Columbia chapter 
sang a number of glees and led in the cheering. The principal con- 
cern of the evening was the discussion of ways and means to take care 
of the national convention in November. A committee composed of 
Bros. Albert Shiels, C. C. A'. V., '8<), principal of public school No. 40, 
chairman ; Russell Lord Tarbox, IVilliatns, '92, Columbia, '95 ; George 
A. Blauvelt, Cornell, 'iK) ; Judge Julius M. Mayer, ( . C. N. Y., '84, 
Columbia, '80, and B. M. \,. Ernst, Columbia, '02, was appointed to 
submit convention plans to the club at a special banquet to be held on 
February 14 or 15, before the alumni day celebration. The dinner 
committee was com|>osed of Bros. Mayer, Gilbert and Krnst. Those 
present arranged according to chapters were as follows : Colby — D. J. 
Gallert. '93 ; Dartmouth— h. M. Huntington, '98. G. E. Miner. '89 ; 
F^t;;/^;//— H.H.Greene, '99, Dr. G. W. Roberts, '87, C. T. Murray, '00, 
F. F. Lincoln, '97, Joel Allen. '92, A. B. Gilbert, '89, Dr. M. A. Howe, 
'90 ; Williams J. M. Ross, '01 , C. vSquires, '00, J. K. Waller, '03. R. L. 
Tarbox, '92 ; Amherst— C. Sullivan, '88, A. H. Sharp, '99, D. H. Hurd, 


'00, J. H. Marriott, '99, Rev. J. C. Whitiug. '98 ; Broum—H, M. Van 
Gelder, '97; Cornell— \y. R. Horton, '75, G. A. Blauvelt, '90, H. H. 
Morrison, '97; Union— K^\. C. W. Blessing, '88; C, C. N. Y.—]. P. 
Binzen, '93. Albert Shiels, 'm. Judge Julius M. Mayer, *84, George L. 
Walker, '90, B. vS. Orcutt, '88, Winthrop Earle, '89, Dr. W. A. Boyd, 
Jr., '93, E. W. Libaire, '92, E. F. Palmer, '88 ; Columbia— O, W. Rap- 
pold, '96, C. E. Fleming, '00, J. S. Buhler, '04, A. R. Allan, '02, D, M. 
Updike, '03, P. L. Griffith, '03, E. H. Updike, '04, F. S. Hackett, '99, 
L. L. Savage, '04, W. G. Kilian, '97, G. S. Parsons, '02, J. M. Mayer, 
'86, F. Knowles, '00, H. H. Morrison, '97, Oscar Bullard, '02, Dr. E. G. 
Brown, '96, A P. Van Gelder, '96, O. W. Ehrhorn, '98, S. Vinton, '00. 
B. M. L. Ernst, '02, R. L. Tarbox, '95, H. S. Riederer, '02, T. H. Bas- 
kerville, '86, Dr.W. A. Boyd, '95 ; Syracuse— C. M. Marriott, '00, E. J. 
Read, '86 ; li^ashinglon and Jefferson— B. S. McKean, '84, Dr. J. A. 
Mathews, '93, J. B. Clark, '90 ; Dickinson— n. J. Neal, '91 ; Lehigh— 
J. J. Brice, '00 ; Virginia— K. A. Craig, '91 ; Randolph-Macon—\, C. 
Martin,'88 ; Central—^. H. Lyon, '95 ; yanderdill—'Wai\tftrB. Palmer. 
'80; Emorv—^Tof. William A. Keener, '74, Walter B. Palmer, '77; 
Georgia— ii. H. Andrew, '89 ; Ohio IVesleyan—V^ . E. Clark, '96, H. E. 
Esterly, '99 ; Woosler-C. K. Carpenter, '89 ; Michigan—^. M. Hardy, 
'98, B. E. Dolphin, '01 ; Builer—^\A\\o Vinton, '97; Hanover— Yi. A. 
Marks, '92; Lombard — Gen. Lee Fairchild, '8() ; Washington State — 
D. A. Millett, '01 ; Missouri- -VJ. T. Conley, '94. 
January 28, 1902. B. M. L. Ernst. 


Tlie usual midwinter gathering of Indiana Phis took place on Feb- 
ruary 7, at the time of the inter-collegiate oratorical contest, in which 
* A 6 was represented by Bro, J. M. Devers, of De Pauw, who took 
second honors. A convention of Epsilon province was held in the 
afternoon, each of the seven chapters Tbeing represented, some of them 
by from six to ten members. The total attendance was about sixty 
and included many of the resident alumni. Reports from the various 
chapters were thoroughly discussed. At night a banquet was given in 
the main dining-room of the Denison, the headquarters of the conven- 
tion of 1894. Greetings, both formal and informal, were exchanged 
during the evening with the B II banquet in progress in an adjoining 
room. The speakers of the evening were : Dr. F. W. Foxworthy, De 
Pamv, '94; Frank Martin, Franklin, '95; W. H. Hays. Wabash, '98; 
W. O. Bates, Cornell, '75 ; Andrew Stephenson, De Pauw, *82 ; Frank 
J. R. Mitchell, S. G. C, Northivestem, '96 ; Hugh Th. Miller, R. G. C, 
Butler, '88. The presence of Bro. W. O. Bates, first editor of The 
SCROLI,, was an interesting feature. H. U. Brown, ex-P. G. C, Butler, 
'80, was toastmaster. The sixty Phis present spent a delightful even- 
ing in feasting, song and cheering. Bro. W. H. Morrison, Cortjetl, '01, 
was called upon to furnish some of the songs. After the banquet, a 
smoker was given the visitors by the Indianapolis Phis in the Century 
club rooms. Great credit for the success of the occasion is due the 
Indianapolis Phis in general and Bro. S. K. Ruick, Jr., province presi- 
dent, in particular. 

February 8, 1902. Hugh Th. Mili,er. 



Washington — At the Chicago banquet of the Washington 
University alumni on February 28, three Phis were present: 
Richard McCulloch, '91, Robert W. Bruere, '96, Sherman 
Ltavitt, '00. 

(;^//r5^«r^— Melville Titus Huber, '01, is with Titus & Ru- 
ber, insurance and real estate, 333 Potter Building, 38 Park 
Row, New York. He is living at 78th street and Third 
avenue, Brooklyn. ^ 

Indiana — George Banta, '76, ex-P. G. C, is the Democratic 
nominee for mayor of Menasha, Wis. Bro. Banta has been 
alderman twice and mayor thrice already. His election is 
a matter of course. 

Missouri — Thomas Jefferson Jackson See, '89, now professor 
of mathematics at Annapolis, has recently been the recipient 
of high honors at the hands of scientific societies of Lon- 
don, Berlin and Paris. 

Broivn — Thomas J. Griffin, Jr., ex-'99, is manager of the 
Franklin Press company, of Providence, R. I., and printed 
a circular letter for Rhode Island Alpha which shows very 
attractive typography. 

NorUnvesteni — The law office of Isaac R. Hitt, Jr., '88, 
former T. G. C. and now reporter of the Washington 
alumni club, is Bond building, 14th street and New York 
avenue, Washington, D. C. 

Colby — F. E. Glidden, '99, was married December 31, 1901, 
to Miss Harriette I). Royal. Bro. Glidden resides in 
Waterville, Maine, being principal of the high .school at 
Winslow, just across the river. 

Kansas — William Allen White, '90, has been compelled to 
go to California to recruit his health. His volume of * Politi- 
cal Portraits,' many of which have appeared in McClure's, 
will not be published until fall. 

Nebraska — W. H. Raymond, '97, president of Zeta province, 
was married on February 20, 1902, to Miss Mabel Hunting- 
ton Chapin, at Minden, Nebraska. The number of bache- 
lors among the general officers is growing beautifully less all 
the time. Were it not for the pernicious example of Bro. 
Walter B. Palmer the married men might hope to gain com- 
plete ascendency among * A alumni before long. 


Syracuse — Van Evrie Kilpa trick, '94, has been elected a 
member of the board of directors of the male teachers' asso- 
ciation of New York, and the chairman of the special com- 
mittee on elementary education. 

Vanderbilt — R. W. Deering, '85, dean of Western Reserve 
University, may after June be addressed in care of Knauth, 
Nachod & Kiihne, Leipzig, Germany. He has been granted 
fifteen months leave on full pay. 

Case — L. J. Shlesinger, '95, a charter member of his chapter 
and former catalogue editor, is general manager of the 
Muncie, Hartford and Fort Wayne (electric) railway, with 
headquarters at Muncie, Indiana. 

Broivn — Libe Washburn, '01, has accepted an offer from 
the New York league team for the next baseball season. 
Bro. Washburn has been teaching in the Episcopal school 
at Philadelphia during the winter. 

Colby— ^. A. Metcalf, '86, who is with Ginn & Co., the 
Boston publishers, has cnanged his headquarters from 
Columbus, Ohio, to Buffalo, N. Y. His residence is 837 
Lafayette avenue ; his office, 50 White building. 

Purdue — A. S. Richey, '94, is electrical engineer of the 
Union Traction company of Indiana, with headquarters at 
Anderson. His assistant is R. C. Tschentscher, '97. The 
Union Traction system includes 161 miles of road. 

Indiana and Stajiford — E. D. Lewis, '92, a charter member 
of California Beta, is master of history in the Newton 
(Mass.) high school. His address is Newtonville station, 
Newton Center, Mass. This is a suburb of Boston. 

Allegheny— Tydin2i B. Casteel. '99, in 1899-1900 instructor at 
Ohio Wesleyan and since 1900 graduate student in botany 
and zoology at Pennsylvania, has been awarded a fellowship 
for the coming year in the University of Pennsylvania. 

Ohio Wesleyan — Prof. Harold Heath, '98, of the department 
of zoology in Leland Stanford Junior University, is co-author 
with President David Starr Jordan, of 'Animal Forms,' 
which the Appletons announce for immediate publication. 

Northwestern — Isaac R. Hitt, Jr., '88, is the author of * The 
Legacy Tax Law,' which is accompanied by a digest of court 
and treasury decisions. A. S. Pratt & Sons, Washington, 
D. C, are the publishers. It is the only compilation of the 
rulings of the commissioner of internal revenue on the leg- 
acy tax. 


Iowa Wesleyari — Geo. M. Rommel, '97, expert in animal 
husbandry, bureau of animal industry, U, S. department of 
agriculture, is the author of the department's bulletin No. 
37, on * Market Classes of Horses.' It is handsomely illus- 

Ohio Wesleyan — M. P. Shavvkey, '94, assistant state super- 
intendent of schools, of Charleston, W. Va., was married 
January 22, to Miss Elizabeth Carver, of Charleston. The 
ceremony was performed by Pres. J. W. Bash ford, of Ohio 

Columbia — F. A. Heinze, 'S9, is said to be making $200,000 
clear a month out of an abandoned mine at Butte. The 
financial papers forecast the formation of a combination of 
mining prop>erties controlled by him, with a capitalization 
of f')0,000,0()0. 

Indiana — John C. Shirk, '81, who has been a banker at 
Brookville, Ind., for several years, sailed on the Celtic from 
New York on February 8, for a cruise in the eastern Medi- 
terranean. Bro. Shirk's oldest son, who is with him, will 
soon be old enough for <I> A 0. 

Broum — Samuel B. Newton, ex- '04, made an excellent record 
on his freshman football team at Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology last fall. In the class game with the sopho- 
mores he kicked a goal from the field and made the greater 
part of the ground gained by his team. 

Ohio — Dorr C. Casto, '00, will receive the degrees of A. B. 
and LL. B. , at commencement from the University of West 
Virginia. He is a charter member of the new chapter of 
AX (law). Bro. Casto was at the Columbus convention. 
He is a son of D. C. Casto, Ohio, '74, of Parkersburg, W.Va. 

Missouri — Reports from Washington announce the appoint- 
ment of Prof. W. J. Spillman, '86, as agrostologist of the 
department of agriculture, to succeed Prof. Lamson-Scrib- 
ner. Prof. Spillman is well known on the Pacific coast and 
has been in charge of the Washington experiment station in 

Indianapolis — ^J. A. Kautz, '80, postmaster at Kokomo, Ind., 
and editor of the Gazette- Tribune, was one of the guests at 
the banquet given by the New York Staats-Zeitung to Prince 
Henry. While in New York, Mr. Kautz concluded arrange- 
ments with Andrew Carnegie for the $25,000 library gift of 
the latter to Kokomo. 


Indianapolis — A. C. Harris, '62, ex-minister to Austria, was 
chairman of the committee which received Prince Henry of 
Prussia at Indianapolis. One of the other four members of 
the committee in charge was Hugh H. Hanna, Wabash, '67, 
while a third was John P. Frenzel, uncle and godfather of 
John P. Frenzel, Jr., Cornell, '03. 

Georgia — A recent issue of the Atlanta Constitution con- 
tains a letter from Athens, recounting the honors bestowed 
on two Atlanta students in the state university, both of 
them being Phis. Bro. Frampton Ellis. '03, is the new- 
president of the literary club, and Bro. Cone Maddox, '04, 
is the successful business manager of The Georgian, 

Washington and Lee — T. D. Sloan, '03, is teaching at Acco- 
mac C. H., Va. — H. M. Fox, '01, is practising law in Roa- 
noke, Va. — S. Heth, Jr., '02, is living in E. Radford, Va. — 
A. Epes, '01, is practising law in Blackstone, Va. — ^J. W. 
Marshall, '03, is in business in Richmond, Va. — W. B. 
Hankins, '04, is editing a magazine in Richmond, Va. 

C C A^. Y. — Earle Fenton Palmer, '88, has been appointed 
an instructor in the College of the City of New York. Other 
Phis on the faculty are Prof. Charles A. Downer, C C A^. 
}'., '8<), of the French department; Dr. Edward Gleason 
Spaulding, Vermont, '94, of the department of philosophy, 
and Walter Ernest Clark, Ohio Wesleyan, '9(), of the depart- 
ment of economics. 

Georgia — Lieutenant Graham L. Johnson, '00, who has 
been for some years in Porto Rico, has been ordered with 
his regiment, the 11th Infantry, U. S. A., to the Philip- 
pines. He has been stationed at Cincinnati for several 
months past on special duty. While in Porto Rico he 
served for some time as U. S. consul and as quartermaster 
with signal success. 

C. C. N. Y. and Columbia — ^Justice Julius M. Mayer, '86, 
of New York, has attracted wide attention for his conduct 
of the preliminary examination of Florence Burns in the re- 
cent metropolitan cause celcbre. He ruled promptly out of 
order all statements forced from the prisoner by the authori- 
ties immediately after her arrest. The decision has been 
recognized as one of vast general importance, and has been 
warmly approved by the New York bar. Bro. Mayer was 
formerly editor of The Scroll and province president, and 
was a well known figure at the New York, Atlanta and 
Philadelphia conventions. He succeeds Justice Jerome on 
the bench of the court of special sessions. 

THE SCROLL. 3;^.^ 

Brown — Wilfred C. Lane, ex- '01, who was graduated from 
the Yale law school last June, is associated in the practice 
of law with Smith & Storrs, with offices at 572 Mulberry 
street, Macon, Ga. In connection with his regular practice 
he has been elected professor of railroad law and manage- 
ment in the Mercer University law school, from which he 
was graduated in 19(K). 

Broivn — J. W. Downs, '00, is at the Harvard law school. — 
C. C. White, '00, has recently announced his engagement 
to Miss Budlong, of Providence, R. I. Bro. White is one 
of the Providence representatives of the Equitable Life. — 
O. E. Norton, '01, is an instructor in mechanical drawing 
at Harvard, being second in charge of a class of over one 
hundred. He was last year at the Drexel Institute, Phila- 

Indianapolis — Thomas R. Shipp, '97, for some time on the 
staff of the Indianapolis Neivs, has gone to Washington, D. 
C, as assistant secretary to Senator Beveridge, of Indiana, 
and clerk of the senate committee on territories. He will 
continue to engage in newspaper work. The Indianapolis 
Neivs is still well provided with Phis from Indiana Gamma. 
Hilton U. Brown, '80, is general manager; Adolph Schmuck, 
*9o, is copy editor; Robert W. Hobbs, '99, is a staff corre- 

C C. N. v., '89— Winthrop Earle. the sculptor, died on 
Sunday at his home, 102 West vSeventy -fifth street, at the 
age of thirty- two years. He was born in Yonkers. He was 
graduated from the College of the City of New York, and 
then studied sculpture under St. Gaudens here and later at 
L'Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Rudin and Colorossi studios 
in Paris. He was a member of the Art vStudents' League 
and of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. — JVett' York Connner- 
cial Advertiser, 

Kansas — Gen. Frederick Funston, '92, has been assigned to 
command the department of the Colorado, with headquarters 
at Denver. He has completely recovered from the effects of 
the second operation upon him for appendicitis, performed 
at Kansas City in January. His notable speech against the 
'aunties* at the Lotos club in New York, on March 8, has 
been a red rag to the New York Evening Post, which can 
not cease railing at ' Kipling, Funston & Co.' for their war- 
Hke sentiments. An interesting story has come to light 
lately of an earthquake that came while General Funston 
and Governor Taft were in the same hospital at Manila. 


The attendants all started to fly, but Funston jumped from 
his bed and forced them to carry Governor Taft to a place 
of safety. 

The following Phis received degrees from Harvard in June, 
1901 : A. B.— J. G. Cole, Washington, '99, H. W. Mead, 
Williams, '01, W. A. Oldfather, Hatiover, '99; A. B. magna 
cum laude—K, C. Wells, Texas, '00; S. B.— E. C. Peper, 
Missouri, '00; A. M.— K. Beal, Dartmouth, '99, F. B. Cher- 
ington, Ohio Wesleyan, '99; M. D. — R. P. Brown, Amherst ; 
LL. B.— D. B. Trefethen, Amherst, '98; Ph. D.— H. J. Ed- 
miston, Nebraska, '92. 

hidiana — E. E. Ruby, '97, ex-president of Epsilon province, 
who was instructor in Romance languages at his alma mater 
and is this year in charge of the Latin department at Illinois 
College, Jacksonville, 111., has been elected assistant pro- 
fessor of Romance languages at Jacksonville. Bro. Ruby 
was assistant registrar while at Indiana, and the alumni cat- 
alogue edited by him last year is pronounced by Bro. Walter 
B. Palmer, our expert in such matters, to be the best work 
of the kind he has ever seen. 

Vanderbilt — Congressman J. M. Griggs, '81, of Georgia, is 
the new chairman of the Democratic congressional campaign 
committee, succeeding Richardson, of Tennessee, the minor- 
ity leader. The New York Journal said recently of Bro. 

Judge Griggs is one of the able men in the house, and, although com- 
paratively young, he has come to the front rapidly. He is a noted 
constitutional lawyer and an authority on parliamentary law, and is 
usually appealed to in cases where the constitutionality of an act is in 
question. Jle is also an orator of no mean degree and a natural poli- 

Wisconsin — It would seem that 4> A is making a specialty 

of capturing insurgent leaders. The following associated 

press dispatch of March 26, refers to Bro. F. E. Hamford, '87: 

Noriel, the only insurgent general, with the exception of Malvar, still 
in the field, has been captured by Lieutenant Frank E. Bamford, of 
the Twenty-eighth infantry. A major, a captain, a lieutenant and five 
men, who were acting as a bodyguard to Noriel, were captured with 
him. They have all been held as prisoners of war. There is some 
reason to believe that one member of this bodyguard is General Mal- 
var in disguise. Lieutenant Bamford is certain tliat if this general is 
not one of the captured party, he is in the immediate neighborhood of 
the scene of Noriel's capture. Noriel has been one of the recognized 
leaders of the insurrection since 1899. He was captured on his way to 
the coast while endeavoring escape. He admits that the insurrection, 
as such, is over, and says that the few remaining leaders are fleeing, 
as they do not command enough men to warrant surrenders commen- 
surate with their rank. 



Columbia has adopted the graduate system of football 

Ohio State will hereafter confer the A. B. degree on all 

Eleven young women were suspended from De Pauw for two 
weeks in January for dancing. 

A new site of 170 acres has been given to Johns Hopkins in 
the northern suburbs of Baltimore. 

Prof. Henry Morse Stephens, the historian, will follow 
President Wheeler from Cornell to California. 

The expenses of Columbia for the coming academic year 
will amount to $1,155, 758. ()2, according to the official esti- 

At the recent student volunteer convention in Toronto, 
2,955 delegates were present from 22 countries, and 357 
colleges were represented. 

Booker T. Washington will be the commencement orator at 
Nebraska. Grover Cleveland, Senator Beveridge and Chief 
Justice Fuller were also invited. 

The gifts of Germanic casts and bronzes to Harvard by 
Kaiser Wilhelm II is so extensive that a special building 
will have to be provided for them. 

The South Atlajitic Quarterly is a new periodical, published 
at Trinity College, N. C, and intended to be the organ of 
the literary men of the southeast. 

The Ohio legislature has established normal departments in 
connection with Miami and Ohio Universities and made 
liberal appropriations for their support. 

McGill has asked the Dominion parliament to authorize a 
five-year medical course, instead of the present one of four 
years. The session may be lengthened for arts and science 
students, also. 

Ohio State has won from Western Reserve in debate; Ohio 
Wesleyan defeated Oberlin; Cornell won from Columbia; 
Stanford won the Carnot debate from California; Minnesota 
defeated Chicago; Michigan suffered a defeat, the first one 
in several years, at the hands of Pennsylvania, on March 7. 


New York University has granted 17,488 degrees since 
1831. Harvard, Yale, Pennsylvania and Columbia alone 
have granted more. 

Hereafter, at Syracuse, cuts taken in the three days imme- 
diately before or after a vacation will be counted double. 
The reason is obvious. 

The classical club at Ohio Wesleyan will publish in Latin a 
magazine called Porta Academica. Bros. W. E. Lowther, 
W. L. Robinson and N. I. Taylor are on the board of edi- 

At Minnesota marks have been abolished, and all work will 
be graded simply as passed, conditioned or failed. Election 
to 4> B K will be on the basis of 'culture and general scholar- 

The junior 'varsity boat race, formerly called the second 
'varsity, will be rowed on the Schuylkill on May 30, this 
year. No man who has rowed in a 'varsity eight or four 
will be eligible. 

Among those mentioned in connection with the presidency 
of the University of Wisconsin are President Wheeler, of 
California, and Professor Jenks, of Cornell. The former is 
an A A 4> ; the latter, a A Y. 

On its eastern trip, May 24-June 7, the Illinois baseball 
team will play Princeton, Brown, Harvard, West Point, 
Yale and Pennsylvania. Members of <l> A © on the team 
are Bros. Cook, Fulton and Hill. 

Armour Institute of Technology will be amalgamated with 
the University of Chicago and moved to the campus of the 
latter. 4> K 2 and ATA have chapters at Armour, the 
latter having a chapter in Chicago, also. 

William J. Bryan lectured recently at Brown, whose former 
president, Chancellor Andrews, of Nebraska, was forced to 
leave the Rhode Island institution some years since because 
he upheld the political doctrine of Mr. Bryan. 

Oxford defeated Cambridge at football this year, and in field 
sports. The hammer- throw and shot-put were won for Ox- 
ford by an American. The boat race was won by Cam- 
bridge. There were two Americans in the Oxford boat. 

The Louisiana Purchase exposition, which is to use the new 
buildings of Washington University during the world's fair 
of 1903, will build for the university three buildings, costing 
nearly $1,000,000, two being a library and a gymnasium. 


President W. LeRoy Brown, of Alabama Polytechnic is 
dead. He was an honorary member of 2 A E. — President 
Robt. E. Jones, of Hobart, has resigned. 

The University of Wooster has succeeded in raising more 
than enough money to rebuild the burned buildings, and will 
have an available fund of $350,000 at once. Andrew Car- 
negie gave $100,000 of this. Five new buildings will be 
erected. This will give a total of eleven buildings on the 

Lafayette has defeated Princeton and Brown at basketball 
and lost once to Princeton. Cornell defeated Yale; Will- 
iams defeated Cornell; Purdue won the championship of 
Indiana again; Amherst is champion of the New England 
league; Columbia won from Yale, Harvard and Princeton; 
Brown defeated Harvard. 

The latest figures for university registration, as given by 
Bro. G. B. Germann, Columbia, '0;"), in a recent magazine, 
are (number in faculty in parentheses): Harvard, o,r)7-'> 
(483); Columbia, 5.034 (4()C>); Michigan, 3,810 (239); 
Chicago, 3,727 (202); California, 3.01)0 (250); Minnesota, 
3.536 (200); Cornell, 3,314 (387); Wisconsin, 2,755 (179); 
Yale, 2,707 (290); Pennsylvania, 2.573 (272); Northwest- 
ern, 2.439 (244). Michigan ranked first in law students; 
Columbia, in medical and graduate students. California is 
second in undergraduate registration of college students and 
Cornell third. Chicago is second in graduate students and 
Yale third. Pennsylvania is second in medical students. 
These figures include summer school students. 

The recent action of the athletic council and of the faculty 
of Dartmouth College has had rather a demoralizing effect 
on the baseball team this spring. The captain of the team, 
who was one of the best college pitchers in the east, and the 
crack infielder were both disqualified for playing ball on a 
professional team during the past summer. The second and 
third best pitchers have been forbidden to play on the team 
because of deficiency in their studies, as have also two of 
the promising candidates for infielders* positions. As four 
of last year's team have been lost through graduation, and 
the catcher of last year, as well as the catcher of a year be- 
fore, been dropped from college, the chances for a success- 
ful season are rather dim. Had some of the other colleges 
and universities taken as active measures to maintain purity 
in athletics, some of the unfortunate controversies of the 
past year or two might have been avoided. 



A T O has a chapter at Adalbert . 

The M n A chapter at West Virginia is dead. 

^ r A has bought a $4,500 house at Wabash. 

A new local fraternity at Gettysburg is called FAB. 

* Y has had a fire at Union; 2 N, at Iowa; B H, at In- 

X O, the sorority, has established her tenth chapter at Wis- 

President-elect Edmund J. James, of Northwestern, is a 

B n entered Illinois on February 28. B n now has 65 

A T O has 46 chapters, the last to be established being at 
Kansas and Western Reserve. 

A X has a new chapter at West Virginia, and T B n has 
granted a charter to Kentucky State. 

* K ^ entered Brown on February 28. Twelve men were 
initiated from the three upper classes. 

5 <I> celebrated her 75th anniversary at Union in March, and 
A 4> will hold a similar celebration in November. 

A 4> K ^ directory for the state of Indiana and a second 
edition of such a directory for Minnesota have been issued. 

Local societies at California are applying to ^ Y and A A *. 
A ^ (would-be *Y) has the football manager for 1901 and 

^ K ^I' has 40 active chapters, 27 alumni associations and 2 
alumni clubs, the latter recently established at Harvard and 

The Yale chapter of 2 H (honorary scientific) this year has 
taken in 15 graduates and 12 scientific and 8 academic 

X ^ will hold her sixty-first annual convention at Schenec- 
tady on May 14-ir). X * has eighteen chapters, called 

2 A E entered Minnesota on January 27 with 22 charter 
members. 2 A E now has 58 chapters, counting the one at 


During the present college year 4> K 2 has entered Wiscon- 
sin, and a local society bearing the name of <l> 4> * has been 

* K ^ has again entered a rented house at Ohio Wesley an. 
Their former house was taken from over their heads by 
2 A E last fall. 

n B ^ entered Texas on February 19, and the Arrow inti- 
mates that K K r may follow soon. A K E has a body of ap- 
plicants at Texas, also. 

2 N established a chapter at Kentucky State on January 20. 
Fraternities now represented there are 2 X, K A, 2 A E, K 2, 

* A 0, n K A and 2 N. 

The history of 4> K ^I' is in press, the pocket edition of the 
catalogue is about to go to press. Money for both publica- 
tions is in the treasury. 

@ A X held her 54th annual convention in New York, Feb- 
ruary 20-21. Headquarters were at the Manhattan hotel. 
The banquet was at Sherry's. 

The A A * convention meets in Washington in April, and 
2 A E will be there in December. <I> K 2 met there in Feb- 
ruary, and A K E in December. 

The new 2 N chapter at Kentucky State is counted by that 
fraternity a successor to the Central chapter, which died 
when Centre and Central united last fall. 

Two members of 2 X at Nebraska, while at their national 
convention at Buffalo last summer, were initiated into N E. 
On their return the Nebraska © N E chapter denied the le- 
gality of their election, and much trouble ensued. 

The February Quarterly congratulates A K E that the last 
convention amended the constitution so as to prohibit the 
election of honorary members. Most fraternities have not 
been as slow as A K E in adopting such an amendment. 

The hold of the pernicious sophomore societies is suggested 
by the fact that some of the upper class men continue to meet 
in them, altho, by faculty decree, they are dead as regards 
new membership. — Yale letter in New York Eveniiig Post. 

No meeting of the 4> B K senate will be held this year, as no 
additional applications for charters have been received, while 
the ten applications remaining from last year are still pend- 
ing. Allegheny, Vanderbilt and Missouri were chartered 
last year. 


2 A E has entered Minnesota ; K 2, California ; M H A, Will- 
iam and Mary; <l> K 2, Wisconsin. 

<I> K ^I' last fall had 68 of her members on football elevens. 
She had the captains at Bucknell, W. & J., Wittenberg, 
Beloit and the Colorado School of Mines. * K * captains 
have elected for 1902 at Colgate, Mississippi, Dickinson and 

The fifty- sixth annual convention of Z^ was held with the 
Brown chapter at Providence, February 21 and 22. One 
hundred and eighty delegates registered at the convention. 
Prof. John Francis Greene, Brown, '91, was elected to the 
highest office of the fraternity. 

The annual convention of A K E met at Chattanooga in 1892 
and at Nashville in 1890. It will meet this year at Mem- 
phis, making three conventions in Tennessee within ten 
years. We believe it will be the first convention of any 
fraternity to meet at Memphis. 

An amendment to the constitution by the 1900 convention of 
^ K "if provides for the appointment by the executive coun- 
cil of an attorney-general, whose duty it is to interpret the 
laws of the fraternity. His opinions are printed in circular 
form for distribution to chapters. 

Some of the college papers have reported that a fraternity 
at the University of Oregon is fitting up a houseboat for a 
chapter house, intending to keep it moored near the univer- 
sity during the session and to take it up the river into the 
country in vacation. 2 N is the only fraternity at Oregon, 
and the De//a has no houseboat news as yet, though a chap- 
ter house was taken last fall. 

Taylor University, at Upland, Indiana, sends out leaflets 
advertising the institution thus: 'Taylor University stands 
for old-fashioned Methodism, genuine repentance, justifica- 
tion by faith, regeneration and the witness of the spirit, 
and entire sanctification. Revivals every term of the year. 
No secret fraternities, no match games of baseball or foot- 
ball, no dancing, no card playing.' 

About a year ago 2 X withdrew the charter of her North 
Carolina chapter. Last fall no Sigs returned at Randolph- 
Macon, and the Roanoke chapter had but one man. Both 
these chapters are missing from the directory in the last 
issue of the Quarterly. No letters from the Pennsylvania 
or Southern California chapters have appeared so far this 
year, but that may argue only report orial neglect. 


K 2 established chapters early in February at Dickinson 
College and the University of Denver. K 2 has 56 chapters 
now. The race between K 2 and 2 A E is becoming close. 
Other fraternities at Denver are B n and 2 A E, together 
with the sororities, n B 4> and F <I> B. 

A X P was founded at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in 
189'). The moving spirit was an Episcopal rector at Detroit, 
a member of * Y, who had a son at Trinity. The organi- 
zation had a strongly religious color from the start. When 
a convention was held last year at Philadelphia, the chap- 
ters at Brooklyn Polytechnic, Columbia and Pennsylvania 
became dissatisfied with the prominence given to the relig- 
ious feature and withdrew from the fraternity, leaving 
active only the parent chapter at Trinity, and a second 
chapter, founded at Iowa in 1897, by an A X P on the 

A number of fraternities now celebrate alumni day or 
founders* day. 4> A in 1880 was the first fraternity to 
establish this custom. Founders' day in * K ^I' is February 
19. That fraternity was founded at Jefferson College, 
Canonsburg, Pa., February 19, 18*52. One of the two 
founders, Judge C. P. T. Moore, still survives. The secre- 
tary of the executive committee suggested by circulars that 
chapters, alumni associations, officers and other members 
send greetings to Judge Moore by mail or telegraph to reach 
him by February 19, this year. The semi-centennial conven- 
tion of * K ^ took place the first week in April at Pitts- 
burgh, from which place there was an excursion to Canons- 
burg and Washington, Pa. A son of one of the founders 
was initiated. 

The first printed catalogue of ^ K * was issued by the grand 
chapter (then at the University of Virginia) in 1860 ; the 
next in 1870 by the grand chapter (at Dickinson ); the third 
in 1880 by the Lafayette (grand) chapter ; the fourth in 
1894 by a committee appointed by the executive council, 
Mr. George Smart, of Columbus, Ohio, being chairman. 
The 1870 edition showed 1,848 members; that of 1880. 
3,536 ; that of 1894, 5,682. The edition now in press at 
Columbus, Ohio, will probably contain 8,700 names, as the 
membership of 4> K ^I' in 1901 was 8,481. Mr. C. L. Van 
Cleve, formerly editor of the Shield, of Troy, Ohio, has been 
at work on the history of the fraternity for five years, four 
historians having tackled it before him. It is almost ready 
now, however. 



The non-fraternity law students at Mercer, angered because 
the president of the class, elected as a non-fraternity man, 
was later initiated by one of the college chapters, resigned 
their membership in the law class to form a new organiza- 
tion and petitioned the faculty to abolish fraternities. 

Following is the number of members and of this year*s 
initiates at Washington and Lee: * A ©, 12-4 ; AT A, 11-5 ; 
*rA, 9-1; *K2, 8-3; ^Y.^, 6-2; 2X, 6-2; MHA, 6-0; 
n K A, 5-5 (4 charter members) ; K A, 5-2 ; S A E, 4-1 ; 2 N, 
3-0 ; K 2, 3-0 (charter withdrawn); A K E, 2-0 (no chap- 
ter); B©n, 1-0 (no chapter); X*, 1-0 (no chapter). 2AE 
and 2 N are stronger than their numbers indicate. Four 
years ago 4> A ® had one member throughout the year. 
©NE has not been killed at W. and L. yet, but its power 
* is at a minimum.' 

For the first time in the history of Tulaue all of the frater- 
nity chapters, which have up to this time shown a friendly 
feeling for each other, have now^ divided into tw^o sections 
which oppose each other in all elections. It seems that four 
of the fraternities (ourselves included) have taken most 
prominent part in all the social clubs in college. The other 
five fraternities and all the barbarians have been practically 
barred from these circles for reasons that can not be men- 
tioned here. For this reason they are determined to * kill ' 
every man whom these four fraternities nominate for any 
office. We, therefore, do not expect to hold as many offices 
as in the past, but we will still retain our prestige among the 
best fraternities at Tulane. — Tulane correspondent of The 
Rainbow of A T A. 

The university [of Illinois] is at present engulfed in what 
is pleasantly termed a 'social war.' The fraternities, 
evenly divided, are waging the 'war,' which, however, does 
not deserve that severe title. For many years the students' 
dancing club has existed. It was a sort of Pan-Hellenic 
affair, and from 2X, ATA.ATD, K2 and 4> A was re- 
cruited its membership. This year, however, 2 X and A T ft 
withdrew on account of fraternity politics. The seceders 
have formed a new organization, taking in * F A and 2 A, 
the latter a local organization soon to be chartered by B IT. 
The new club is styled the 'Illinois,' and it is giving a series 
of five dances. Thus far the only sufferers by the contest 
have been the non-combatants, the co-eds, who find them- 
selves threatened with an amazing confusion of dates. — Illi- 
nois correspondent of the ATA Rainbow, 


The chapter has recently entertained members of the <l> A ©, 
^ K E and A Y fraternities, with the view of promoting good 
will and friendly feeling among members of various Greek- 
letter organizations at Columbia. — Columbia correspondent 
2 X Quarterly. 

The annual report of O. E. Monnette, secretary of the ex- 
ecutive council of * K ^I', appears in the March Shield, It 
shows that during the last year the Wabash chapter sus- 
pended, and chapters were established at Purdue, Vander- 
bilt and Brown, making forty active chapters. Twenty- 
seven chapters issued annual circular letters during the year. 
Six own houses — Amherst, Cornell, Syracuse, Colgate, 
Michigan, Beloit. Twenty- four rent houses — Columbia, 
Brooklyn Tech., Pennsylvania, Allegheny, \V. & J., F. & 
M., Johns Hopkins, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Mississippi, 
O. W. U., Wittenberg, Indiana, De Pauw, Purdue, North- 
western, Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, 
Nebraska, California, Stanford. Ten rent halls. Three 
own building lots — Gettysburg, Buckuell, Kansas. The 
real estate owned is valued at $104,900, and is mortgaged 
for $22,970. The personal property of chapters is valued at 
$32,150, and their other indebtedness amounts to $1,986. 
The number of active members December 15, 1901, was 
681 (the average per chapter being 16.9), the number 
initiated during the previous year 305, the total enrollment 
of the fraternity 8,786. 


We have the pleasure of ayinounciug the installation^ on April 
5, IQ02, of Quebec Alpha of Phi Delta Theta, at McGill Uni- 
versity , Mon treat, 

* * * * 

The Palladium has already prepared our readers in * A © 
for the announcement made above. The installation, the 
new chapter and McGill will be dealt with at length in the 
next issue of The Scroll. In this issue we have editor- 
ially referred to the paradox of recording in a February 
number events occurring in April. The April number may 
be exi>ected before June, however. 

5r »t* H* »i* 

Reporters of college chapters and alumni clubs will please 
mail on or before April 25 letters intended for the next 



Annual circular letters have been received so far from the 
chapters at Vermont, Williams, Brown, Union, Syracuse, 
Lafayette, Gettysburg, Allegheny, Dickinson, Kentucky 
State, Ohio Wesleyan, Case, Michigan, Washington. Other 
chapters that have issued letters will please send one to 
the editor. Chapters that have not yet printed letters 
should get them out at once. Alumni interest and support 
may be obtained at a very slight expenditure of effort by a 
well prepared circular letter. Send a copy always to each 
general officer of the fraternity and to the reporter of each 
active chapter and alumni club. File all letters received in 

the chapter library. 

* * * * 

The editor acknowledges with pleasure the receipt of a num- 
ber of invitations to alumni day receptions and dinners from 
chapters and clubs, as well as an invitation to Dartmouth's 
house-warming reception. 

* * * * 

The opportunity for members now in college to secure the 
history on payment of the history assessment is one that 
should be embraced at once. Reporters should complete 
the collection of dues and the history assessment now, 
before the spring term is too far advanced. 

* * * * 

Only a few copies remain of the * Manual of Phi Delta Theta,' 
second edition, edited by Bro. Walter B. Palmer and pub- 
lished as a supplement to The Scroll for October, 1897. 
The price is hereby advanced to twenty cents per copy, and 
the right is reserved to withdraw from sale at any time the 
remaining copies, which will then be presented to the fra- 
ternity library for preservation. 

* * * * 

Bro. Frank A. Preston, 803 N. Pennsylvania street, Indian- 
apolis, Ind., would like a copy of The Scroix for October, 
1899, to complete his file. 

* * * ♦ 

Now that college annuals for the year of 1901-02 are ap- 
pearing, it would be well to secure a copy for The Scroll 
and send it to the editor before the edition is exhausted. 

* * * * 

If you do not find names of resident alumni of your chapter 
in alumni day dinner lists, send them to the reporters, whose 
addresses may be found in the directory of each issue of 
The Scroll. 


The Weekly Gettysburgian has been coining to us from Bro. 
W. M. Robenolt, '02, business manager. We are pleased 
to note that the new managing editor is Bro. E. B. Hay, '03, 
and that Bro. Singmaster, '04, is an assistant editor. 

* * * * 

We are much pleased to note that the Washington and Lee 
chapter is thinking of taking a house next year. This is 
the chapter that was reduced in membership to one man 
three or four years since, at which time many predicted that 
a successful revival was impossible. For two years * A 
lias been the unquestioned leader at Washington and Lee. 

The celebration of Father Morrison's eightieth birthday was 
carried out by Missouri Beta with brilliant success. Two 
members of the general council and alumni from the three 
Afissouri and other chapters were present. A full report 
wll be given in our next issue. 

* * * * 

It is interesting to note the prominence of Massachusetts 
Beta at Amherst as shown by a single number of the Student 
recently. We find Bros. King and Bixby on the Student 
staff, and announcement is made that Bros. Bixby and 
Favour will be on next year's staff, Bro. King being a 
senior. Bro. N. C. Phillips appears in the senior dramatic 
cast. Bros. Cadieux, Legg and Burke are named as mem- 
bers of the glee club. Bro. Rounseville is on the freshman 
five, whose game with the seniors at basketball is reported. 
The election of Bro. Roberts to the Literary Monthly board 
is reported. Bros. Favour (captain) and Rounseville are 
mentioned among those at work on the baseball squad. Re- 
port is also made of the election of Bro. Cadieux as assistant 
manager of the musical association, of the victory of the 
junior gymnastic team, captained by Bro. Murdock, in the 
prize drill, of the appointment of Bro. Keedy on the Hardy 
sixteen for prize debate, and of an address by Bro. R. V. 
Ingersoll. '97, before one of the college classes on ' The Mu- 
nicipal Campaign in New York.' It is easy to see that 
nothing of importance occurs at Amherst in which 4> A 
does not take a hand. 

The Georgia oratorical contest, on April 25, will be a nota- 
ble affair for ^ A 0, with Bro. Legwen, of Georgia Alpha, 


aa president, and Bros. Broom, of Emory, and Hatcher, of 
Mercer, as two of the speakers. The other colleges partici- 
pating are Georgia School of Technology and North Georgia 

A. and M. College. 

♦ * ♦ * 

The * A club of Delaware, Ohio, has been incorporated 
under the laws of the state by John Edwin Brown, W. L. 
Van Sickle, E. T. Miller, Scott Bonham and J. M. Dolby. 
This means that Ohio Beta will soon own her house. 

Bro. C. E. Glasgow, reporter of Missouri Gamma and brother 
of C. L. Glasgow, reporter of New York Alpha, has favored 
us with a sheet of cuts of the buildings of Washington Uni- 
versity now in process of erection in Forest Park. They 
make a handsome showing. We shall all be able to see 
them, for the Louisiana Purchase exposition of 1903 will 

use them. 

* * * * 

In addition to the list of annuals of 1900-01 reviewed in our 
October and December issues, we shall be able to send to the 
library a copy of the O. S. U. Makio, which has reached us 
recently. A review is now out of the question, but we may 
note that Bro. Sterling was on the board of editors, of which 
a B n was chief. 2 X, ATA and * F A were also repre- 
sented. 2 N had the president of the board of publication. 
The fraternities number: <I> T A, 18 ; * K ^I', 14 ; 5 X, 18 ; 
* A 0, 24 ; X <!>, 16; B H, 29; 2 N. 16; A T O. 17; 2 A B, 
22 ; AT A, 17; K 2, 19; A Z (would-be A Y), 14 (with 7 in 

facultate) . 

* * * ic 

We hope to be able to make more fitting mention later of 
the achievements in debate of some of our chapters, notably 
Ohio Wesleyan, who furnished all three members of the 
team (and one alternate) that defeated Oberlin in February. 
Brown, also, in Bros. Mclntyre and Gardner (chairman and 
manager of the debating union) has two strong men, both 
being chosen for the team that is to meet Dartmouth. 

* * * ♦ 

Bro. John B. Ballou, Bowling Green, Ohio, is unable to find 
any trace of the following members of Ohio Delta. A few 
of the number are thought to be dead, although he is unable 
to verify the fact. If any person can give him any infor- 
mation that will assist him in locating thes^ brothers, he 

The scroll, 347 

will greatly appreciate the favor: Robert Hamilton Mc- 
Clelland, '74, Wilbur Fremont Rudy, '7(J, Clark Eddy Wy- 
man, *78, Frank Sherwood Gray, '79, Arthur Browning 
Clark. *80, Benjamin Warren Anderson, '83, Robert Cath- 
erone Walker, *85, Isaac Maxwell Taylor, '87, Celsus Pom- 
erene, *88, Lewis Edwards Davies, '91 , William Boyd Hoag, 
'91, Edward William Matthews, '92, John Scott McClurg, 
'94, Gilbert Lee McMaster, '95, Joseph George Spangler, '95. 

* * * * 

Send to Bro. Chas. B. Campbell, Girard, 111., information in 
regard to the following members of Indiana Zeta : Paschal 
Saunders Buchanan, '73 (Illinois); John Davy Wright, '74 
(Indiana); Jos. Sigel White, '81 (Illinois or Indiana); John 
Bernard Curtis, '84 (Illinois); Chas. Orestes Thomas, '85 
(Indiana); John Franklin Wood, '86 (Toledo, Ohio); Chas. 
HeddingRice, '87 (Pa.); Anthony Bowtn, '89 (Wash.)— 
also in regard to Grove Rosseter Craft, of Indiana Eta. 

* * * * 

Bro. E. S. Stephens, <I> A © House, Columbia, Mo., desires 
information in regard to the following members of Missouri 
Alpha: Jonathan H. Davis, Natchez, Miss.; Edwin K. An- 
derson, Nevada, Mo.; Dr. Fayette B. Roberts, Laddonia, 
Mo.; Dr. William J. Spillman, Vincennes, Ind.; Firmin B. 
Wright, Times building, Kansas City, Mo. ; William Thomp- 
son, Carthage, Mo.; George W. Coffman, Pueblo, Colo., 
Fredus N. Peters, Nevada, Mo.; Edward R. Johnson, 14 
North Compton street, St. Louis, Mo.; Thomas H. Stratton, 
Florissant, Colo. ; Thomas F. Dimmitt, Mason, Texas ; Har- 
rison R. Williams, Wolf Creek, Mont.; Chilion Riley, 600 
Third street, Seattle, Wash.; Charles J. Babcock, Kansas 
City, Mo.; Enos C. Pollard, Sweet Springs, Mo.; John H. 
Field, 3035 Magazine street, St. Louis, Mo.; Earnest Davis, 
Belleville, Kan.; Prof. Joseph M. Clary, Quincy, III.; John 
W. Froley, Shelby ville, Mo.; Fiatt L. Coles, Trenton, Mo.; 
Thomas A. Canady, Trenton, Mo.; James S. Snoddy, West- 
port, Mo.; Albert M. Elston, Port Townsend, Wash. 

* * * * 

In addition to the college papers previously mentioned, we 
have received the Emory PJuvnix, the Ujiiversity of Cali- 
fornia Magazine (Bro. Ben W. Reed, '02, being a member 
of the staff) , the De Pauw Palladiinn and the Indiana Daily 
Student, We are under many obligations to Phis at Dart- 
mouth, Amherst, Brown, Union, Columbia, Syracuse, La- 
fayette, Gettysburg, Dickinson, Sewanee, Emory, Ohio 



Wesleyan, Indiana, De Pauw, Purdue, Washington, Tulanc 
and California for favors shown us in furnishing college 
daily, semi- weekly, weekly, semi-monthly and monthly 


* * * * 

A ^ A ® flag from the Robert Morrison celebration at West- 
minster is one of several charming souvenirs with which the 

editor has been favored. 

* * * * 

In 1888 the Phis of Alabama issued The Phi Delta Theta 
Index, In the December Scroll there was an inquiry 
whether there was more than one issue of the Index. Bro. 
O. D. Street, Alabama, '87, writes from Guntersville, Ala., 
March 8 : ' There was but one issue of the Index. Its 
founders intended to issue it semi- annually, but from lacls 
of financial support it had to be abandoned. I was the editoi 
and would have been delighted could it have been continued.' 

* * * ♦ 

Bros. L. J. Williams and P. F. Steketee, of Michigan Alpha, 
are preparing a directory of members of * A residing in 
Michigan. It will be issued in May. This is an excellent 
way of|manifesting and rousing fraternity interest. 












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VoL XXVL APRIL, J902. No. 4. 

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From March 11 to March 27, inclusive, I was engaged in a 
trip of visitation to a number of western chapters. I visited 
the three Missouri chapters, the Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, 
Wisconsin, Illinois, Wabash, Purdue and Butler chapters. 
It was also my privilege to meet the alumni clubs of St. 
Louis and Minneapolis at dinner. The event which took 
me west, however, was the invitation from Missouri Beta to 
attend the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the birth- 
day of our founder, the Rev. Dr. Robert Morrison, at Fulton, 
Mo. This event was one long to be remembered in the 
history of the fraternity. 

Bro. Royall H. Switzler, H. G. C, of St. Louis, and I 
represented the general fraternity. I arrived in Fulton, 
from St. Louis, on Friday morning. Bro. Switzler was de- 
tained by business and arrived Saturday morning. On my 
arrival I was met by Bro. Charles F. Lamkin, our catalogue 
editor, and a number of the brothers of Missouri Beta chap- 
ter, and by them escorted to their chapter house. After 
meeting the various members of the chapter, I was taken 
for a drive by Bro. Lamkin, returning in time for noon 
luncheon. Several Phis from out-of-town came in on after- 
noon trains, among them representatives from Missouri Alpha 
and Gamma, and Bro. Wave Miller of Illinois Epsilon, from 
Blocmington, 111. 

At four o'clock the assembled Phis were driven in car- 
riages to the home of Father Morrison — two miles in the 
country from the town of Fulton — being escorted by Bro. 
J. S. Morrison, Missouri Beta, '0:>, a nephew of Father Mor- 
rison. Here we were received by Father and Mrs. Morrison, 
the two Misses Morrison and Mrs. J. S. Morrison. We 
spent a delightful hour in the cozy country home of our 
founder, during which time light refreshments were served. 


Our visiting brothers were presented to the Fulton alumni 
Phis, and to President John H. MacCracken and Profs. Gage 
and Campbell, of Westminster College. It was proposed 
that a photograph be taken in front of Father Morrison's 
home; but this was found to be impracticable on account of 
the cloudy weather, and it had to be taken in the gallery at 

On completing our call we were driven back to the chap- 
ter house, where preparations were made by the visiting 
brothers for the evening reception. At eight o'clock all 
Phidom assembled at the home of Mrs. James E. Watson on 
Main street, to meet the Phi 'sisters' of Fulton and out-of- 
town guests. Owing to the feebleness of Father Morrison, 
it was impossible for him to be present at this evening meet- 
ing, but he was represented by his wife and two daughters. 
The reception lasted until the wee sma' hours, during which 
time dancing w^as indulged in. There were present as guests 
the president and members of the faculty of the college, a 
number of the prominent citizens of Fulton, some young 
ladies from surrounding towns, and members of the K A and 
B n fraternities. At this function some one, I believe it 
must have been Bro. Lamkin (for it is just like him) started 
the story that Bro. Wave Miller, one of our popular Phi 
bachelors, was married and was the father of three children , 
while the P. G. C, a staid and steady old benedict, was a 
single man. One of the young ladies present asked permis- 
sion of the two men most concerned to circulate the story — 
something which they could not refuse to grant. The result 
was that both the P. G. C. and Bro. Miller were accused, 
before the evening was over, by more than one young lady, 
of belonging to the Ananias society. Two weeks later the 
P. G. C. entertained Dr. MacCracken at luncheon in Cleve- 
land and from him learned that the young ladies of Fulton 
were still trying to find out * who was, and who wasn't.' 

Saturday morning a convention, representing the three 
Missouri chapters and outside Phis, was held in the frater- 
nity hall of Missouri Beta, Father Morrison coming down 
to attend not only this meeting, but the other functions of 
the day. During the convention Bro. Switzler and I took 
Father Morrison to a room and went over very carefully the 
original secret work of our fraternity. The result is, we 
found some things, which are now in vogue, to be slightly 
in error; and we will correct such errors at the New York 

The meeting adjourned thirty minutes before the dinner 


hoar, in order to have the picture taken, a reproduction of 
which will be found in this issue of The Scroll. In this 
picture Father Morrison is in the center, on his right the 
P. G. C, on his left the H. G. C. Directly back of the 
P. G. C. is Bro. Wave Miller, of Bloomington, while on his 
right stands Bro. D. P. Hartley, of Fulton, Missouri Beta, 
'86. Directly back of the H. G. C. stands Bro. J. S. Mor- 
rison, a nephew of Father Morrison, while back of him and 
slightly to his right is Bro. Elmer C. Henderson, Missouri 
Beta, '98, so well known to many of our chapters as having 
formerly been the representative of one of our official jewel- 
ers, Mr. D. L. Auld, of Columbus, Ohio. Seated on the 
right of the P. G. C. is Bro. Drum, president of Missouri 
Alpha, while on his right is Bro. Pollard, president of Mis- 
souri Gamma. On the left of the H. G. C. is Bro. Burch, 
president of Missouri Beta, while on his left is Bro. C. F. 
Lamkin, catalogue editor. The other faces in the picture 
are those of Phis belonging to the three Missouri chapters. 
This was the group which sat down to the celebration din- 
ner at the hotel in Fulton in honor of Father Morrison's 
eightieth birthday. 

In response to the request of the P. G. C, sent to all the 
active and alumni chapter reporters, telegrams had been 
arriving during the morning, and had been taken charge of 
by the Phis of Fulton. A neatly bound scrapbook had been 
prepared for their reception, and as they arrived these tele- 
grams were pasted in in order of their arrival, to be kept by 
Father Morrison as a memento of this occasion. The first 
telegram to arrive was from the Amherst chapter, and the 
second from the California chapter. Following these they 
came thick and fast, until we had over fifty telegrams from 
the active chapters and alumni clubs. After dinner these 
telegrams, together with letters from various Phis, includ- 
ing ex- Vice-president Adlai E. Stevenson, were read by 
Bro. Lamkin. 

Following this reading the P. G. C. presented to Father 
Morrison a purse of gold, containing one dollar for each 
year of his life, as a token of the esteem and affection of the 
general officers of the fraternity. 

The congratulations showered upon Father Morrison by his 
sons in the fraternity from all parts of the country seemed 
to move him deeply, and as I watched him rise from the 
seat of honor on my right to respond, I felt that both the 
fraternity at large and those of us who had traveled to Ful- 
ton, were well repaid for the slight effort we had made. I 


was afterwards told by oue of the Fulton Phis that the grand 
old man of 4> A had been more deeply moved by this ex- 
pression of love and devotion on the part of the fraternity 
than by any other honor which had ever been bestowed 
upon him. 

After dinner the Phis adjourned to the chapel of the college, 
where the ceremonies incident to the unveiling of the tablet 
in honor of the 80th anniversary of the birthday of Father 
Morrison were to be held. I rode with Father Morrison in 
his carriage to these exercises, inasmuch as he was unable 
to walk the distance. The chapel exercises were set for 
three o'clock Saturday afternoon. When the meeting was 
opened the chapel was comfortably filled by the citizens of 
Fulton, and by large delegations from the two women's col- 
leges — one Presbyterian and the other Disciple — located in 
Fulton. The meeting was presided over by Bro. Drum, 
president of Missouri Alpha and the state association of 
<^ A 0. Bro. Lamkin, on behalf of Missouri Beta, presented 
the tablet to the general fraternity, to be in turn by them 
presented to the board of trustees of Westminster College. 
His address follows : 

Lidies and Gentlemen : The Greek-letter fraternity has ceased to be 
an outlaw in our American colleges. It is now a strong factor — a 
constantly growing force- and has come to be recognized as such by 
college faculties and authorities. The fraternity men of Westminster 
and other colleges rejoice that, instead of seeking simply toleration, 
they now receive recognition and encouragement. On this day, the 
eightieth anniversary of the birth of Robert Morrison, members of 
<l> A 6 all over the union unite in congratulating this grand old man 
on his long and useful life and continued prosperity, and especially 
on his great work in founding 4> A 6. 

Today at our dinner, held in Fulton, there were telegrams read 
from all over the country. The first congratulations were from Am- 
herst, the second from California, and all day they have come from 
prominent men in every walk in life — the last from our alumni club 
in the city of New York, which enrolls between six and seven hun- 
dred members. 

* A 9 has a kindly feeling for the small college. In these days of 
great enterprises the huge university is frequently regarded as the 
only educational force of value, but the small college has no reason to 
be ashamed of its record or its present influence. In a small college 
in the state of Ohio a fraternity was organized in 1848. Before it had 
passed its third milestone a man was initiated who was destined to be 
president of the United States. In another small college in the state 
of Kentucky a man was initiated a few years later who became vice- 
president of our country. A little Illinois college was the alma mater 
of our present minister to China. Harrison, Stevenson and Conger, 
three of <l> A 9's most famous sons, are thus graduates of the small col- 
lege. We of this chapter can not yet point to any man from our 
ranks who has attained the distinction of these, but w^e do recall with 


pride a list of worthy men in every field of activity who have been in- 
ducted into the mysteries of the fraternity here : ministers of power 
and godliness ; lawyers, successful and learned ; business men, shrewd 
and progressive ; teachers of ability and rare force ; soldiers, who have 
followed the banner of the stars and stripes in both eastern and west- 
em seas — all are on our chapter roll, and all have done honor to the 

We live in the great * A B state of Missouri. We were given our 
chapter here through the efforts of Robert Morrison . For thirty-two 
years the banner of the Phis has been loyally upheld in the State Uni- 
versity at Columbia. For thirty-two years the annals of the chapter 
there have shown a succession of unbroken victories. From its doors 
the • Children's Poet * went out to sing his way into the hearts of 
men. From it went out a scholar to discover the secret of the stars ; 
from it a great actor came to delight the world with his noble art. 
And countless others in the state, worthy sons of the white and blue, 
bear witness to that chapter's glory. 

To the east we have a younger sister. In the great city of St. 
Louis there is a magnificent university, royally endowed, splendidly 
equipped. Within its walls an altar has been raised, and around it 
gather the best of the young men of the city. Into every channel of 
the business life of the metropolis of our state its influence goes. From 
it we will continue to enroll those men whose deeds are as the deeds 
of kings. Flanked on the right and on the left, what less could Mis- 
souri Beta do than succeed? But added to the influence that is ex- 
erted by our powerful neighbors, we have in our midst the founder of 
the order, the man whom every Phi delights to honor. From day to 
day we have learned to know him and to love him, and we hope to 
live so that he may continue to regard us as his particular chapter — 
his voice, as it were, in the councils of the fraternity. 

Robert Morrison's life is one worthy of our imitation. His name 
will not be marked in history as that of a conqueror of nations or as a 
builder of empires; yet he has been a faithful and honest servant in 
the cause of the Kin^. and his work lives in the hearts and lives of 
men. His kingdom is more enduring than Charlemagne's— his deeds 
more noble than those of Ciusar. Steadfast in his faith, he has always 
kept before him God and duty. 

We owe a debt of gratitude to this man. We want him to know 
that the love and respect we feel are not hollow pretense, and we de- 
sire to have in this college a perpetual testimonial of his life and work* 
--one that will be read by him, we hope, for years to come and which 
will bear perpetual witness to his virtues and his worth. 

It is on behalf of the alumni of the Missouri Beta chapter, Mr. 
President, that I ask the acceptance by you, for the fraternity, of the 
tablet we have prepared. 

Following Bro. Ivanikiti, Bro. E. C. Henderson delivered 
the unveiling address, taking down the white and blue 
bunting which covered the tablet. He spoke as follows: 

A number of alumni and undergraduate membeis of * A O are gathered 
here today to do honor to that man whose influence has been so great, 
whose clean, God-fearing and God-serving life has ever been an ex- 
ample and inspiration to all of us who have come after him ; to that 
man whose brain conceived and gave to us the fraternity under whose 
banner of white and blue we are all proud to be arrayed. As an 


alumnus member of the fraternity, and on behalf of my brothers in 
the Bond, I take great pleasure in unveiling and presenting to you this 
tablet commemorating the eightieth birthday of that grand old man 
of * A 8, Robert Morrison. 

Bro. Hubert H. Ward, of Cleveland, president of the fra- 
ternity, then gave a biographical sketch of the life of Father 
Morrison, and presented the tablet to the board of trustees 
of the college. He said: 

In accepting this tablet on behalf of the fraternity of * A 8, for the 
purpose of in turn presenting it to the trustees of this college, my 
thought turns, as yours does, to the life of the man whom we honor 

The grand old man of * A 6, as we love to term him, who today 
celebrates his eightieth anniversary, was born in Green county. Pa., 
near the town of Greensburg, March 15, 1822. When he was two or 
three years of age he removed with his parents to Ohio and resided 
in Knox county near the town of Mount Gilead. He entered the 
preparatory department of Ohio University at Athens, and was there 
from 1S41 to \H4i\. He then entered Miami University at Oxford, 
Ohio, and was in college there from 184() to 1849, doing his four 
years' course in a little over three years. After finishing his college 
course he went to Tennessee, and taught in Poplar Grove Academy, 
twenty miles from Nashville, for two years. He then went to the 
Theological Seminary at New Albany, Ind., where he spent one year. 
This is now known as the McCormick Seminary, at Chicago. After 
completing a year at this school, he pursued his course of study at 
Princeton and was in the class of 1854. He was immediately called 
from there to take charge of a Presbyterian church at Louisville, Ky. 
The work which he started there culminated in the founding of what 
is now known as the Portland Avenue Presbyterian church. He 
lived in and around Louisville for fourteen years, and was stated clerk 
of that presbytery for ten years. Resigning his work there, he re- 
turned to Knox county, Ohio, at the request of his father, who was 
then very feeble, and remained at home nine years, during which 
time his father died, and he settled the estate. In 187() he removed 
to Missouri. For three years he was pastor of the Potosi church. He 
moved from there to Fulton in 1879, and became financial agent for 
Westminster College. He served in this capacity for two years. The 
tablet erected today in honor of him states that while in this position 
he removed a debt from the college of fifteen thousand dollars, and 
in so doing secured the future of the institution. 

In talking with one of your townspeople yesterday, I was told that 
the largest subscription which he secured was one hundred dollars, 
so you can imagine the work required to raise fifteen thousand. I 
think more honor is due to him in raising for Westminster |1 5,000 
than for the hundreds of thousands of dollars that rich men are giving 
from their wealth. 

Dr. Morrison next became a home missionary in tlie counties of 
Miller, Morgan and Cole, serving nine years. In 1890 he removed to 
Fulton and has resided here ever since. From 1890 to 1899 he was 
at the head of the colporteur work in the state. He retired from 
active work in May, 1900. 

We all have duties to perform in life, and I believe we can best per- 
form tlieni by fitting ourselves by a course in college. Mr. Lamkin 


made reference to the small college of America. There is a place for 
it, there has always been a place for it. From the small colleges have 
come some of the greatest men of our day — many of them like the 
man whom we honor today — men who are what they ought to be, who 
made the most of life in the position in which God has placed them. 
There are many of whom we have never heard; others of whom we 
have heard a great deal. Numberless and nameless thousands do 
honor to one who expressed his abiding faith in the Almighty, when, 
on his death-bed he said, 'It is God's way; His will, not ours, be 
done.' Now it is His way and His will that all of us should make the 
most of ourselves that we can, and if we do not do this we are not 
doing His way or His will. 

While this is today a fraternity gathering, and while it pertains 
peculiarly to one fraternity, yet I know that you and I are here, not 
so much to honor that fraternity, as to honor the man who founded it 
and who has lived the kind of life that makes the exemplary citizen 
of America. 

The name of Robert Morrison will live in your community through 
the work which he has done here, and in other parts of the country 
through the fraternity which he has organized, long after he himself 
has left us. Let us see to it, each one of us, that we so fit ourselves 
for our life's work, that when we are called upon to lay down the 
work which has been assigned to us, it may be said of us as it is truly 
said of Robert Morrison, ' He has done good in the world and the 
world is better for his having lived in it.' 

I take pleasure in presenting this tablet to Westminster College, 
and I trust that the name it bears will always be an incentive to higher 
things among the students of this college. 

President John H. MacCracken, of Westminster College, 
responded : 

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the * A 9 I^raternity: It is with 
great pleasure that I accept, on behalf of the trustees, the faculty and 
students of Westminster College, this appropriate memorial to Dr. 
Morrison. We are very glad to give it a place on the walls of this 
institution, for the very existence of these walls is due in large meas- 
ure to the man whom this tablet commemorates. 

In those dark days following the resignation of Dr. Nathan L. Rice, 
when the total funds of the institution hardly amounted to 5<^0,()00, 
when the debt had been increasing till it had reached 5ir>,()(.H), and 
the very life of the institution was in jeopardy, it was Dr. Morrison 
who by patient and earnest effort collected in painfully small sums 
money sufficient to pay the entire debt, with no guaranty as to his 
own salary and expenses. To him is due, therefore, in no little meas- 
ure, the successful issue of that time of stress. 

If to Westminster Dr. Morrison has been the 'conservator,' pre- 
server, to you, gentlemen of the * A 6, he has stoo<l in the closer 
relation of father and founder. It is fitting that this fact also should 
be here commemorated. Doubtless many of you, as you have watched 
the unveiling of this tablet this afternoon, have had brought to mind 
that other tablet in North Hall at Miami University. Miami has 
played no inconsiderable part in the history of Westminster. It is to 
Miami that Westminster owes its first president. Dr. I^ws, and that 
lifelong friend. Dr. Robertson ; it is to ^lianii that it owes that mighty 
helper, James H. Brookes; and to Miami she owes the man in whose 
honor we meet today. Surely no institution ever had four better 


friends, and Westminster and the 4> A 8 fraternity may perhaps claim 
on this score cousinship, for the mother of your fathers was also the 
mother of ours. 

In accepting this tablet we can assure you that it will be carefully 
cherished and will have a permanent abode. It is not without reason 
that a university was selected as the custodian of a national hall of 
fame. Institutions of higher learning, so far as our history shows, 
are among the most permanent of institutions, the most careful execu- 
tors of trusts committed to their care. Universities and colleges are 
most enduring institutions. This particular wall may not remain, but 
the tablet will be permanent. I remember how at-my own alma mater 
when, as seniors we took down the first stone in the massive old build- 
ing on Washington Square and carried it and laid it on the new site 
ten miles away, that our orator selected as the subject of his oration 
the same motto that you have placed on that tablet at Miami, *Esio 
Perpelua.^ A strange topic it seemed for the day which saw pulled 
down the magnificent Gothic structure which the founders had built 
with such care and such hopes of immortality — a building built for 
the ages, guarded by towers and reinforced by massive battlements — 
and yet his was the true insight, for it was only the outer shell which 
was being destroyed; the very bursting of that shell was but evidence 
of the more abundant life within. In our old chapel was a marble 
shield bearing the motto, np6s Td KdWifrra. It was not destroyed with 
the building but has found an honored place beneath the great dome 
of the new library. And so, though I can not guarantee the perma- 
nence of this particular wall, yet as we do say with unfaltering faith 
of Westminster, ^ esio perpetua^* so this tablet shall share her immor- 
tality and if not here then in some nobler hall remind the coming 
generations of him whose birthday we celebrate today. 

We thank you, gentlemen of the * A G fraternity, for establishing 
this memorial. As it shall meet the gaze of succeeding classes and as 
tradition shall interpret its significance, it will tell to them two lessons 
— the fact of the founding of the fraternity will tell that old lesson, 
that 'tall oaks from little acorns ^row,* that the apparently insignifi- 
cant acts of our college life are big with possibility ; and the fact of 
the raising of the debt will emphasize the equally old-time and equally 
important story, that mountains of difficulty can be overcome, little 
by little, by persistent effort. 

We are ^lad, then, to give to this tablet a permanent place, because 
it records important events of the past, because it honors him whom 
we today delight to honor, because it will bear witness to the future 
of things that are lovely and of good report. 

The closing address was made by Bro. Royall H. Switzler, 
H. G. C, ou the history of the fraternity. The stenogra- 
pher failed to take down his address, and we are conse- 
quently unable to reproduce it. 

At the close of these exercises the visiting Phis were 
obliged to make a rather hasty departure to catch the last 
train out of Fulton Saturday night; not, however, without 
saying a hearty good-by to Father Morrison, his good wife 
and his family. 

President MacCracken, of Westminster College, endeared 
himself to the members of 4> A during their stay in Ful- 


ton. The members of our fraternity will be interested in 
knowing that he is the son of President H. B. McCracken, 
Miami, '57, of the New York University — the university 
which boasts of the celebrated *hall of fame.' 

Much credit is due for the success of the entertainment, 
in connection with this celebration, to the untiring efiforts 
of the active members of Missouri Beta chapter, Bros. Lam- 
kin and J. S. Morrison, ably assisted by Mrs. James E. 
Watson and her daughter, who is, by the way, an enthusi- 
astic Phi sister. 

The only regret which the P. G. C. had in connection 
with the entertainment was the absence of our good editor 
of the history, Bro. Walter B. Palmer. Had he been there 
to get things first hand, there would undoubtedly have 
been a second volume to the history of 4> A 0. His absence, 
as well as the absence of Bro. Geo. Banta, president of the 
first general council, who had been expected but at the last 
moment was unavoidably detained, together with the ab- 
sence of other officers and ex-officers of the fraternity, was 
commented upon and regretted during the afternoon recep- 
tion at Father Morrison's home. This visit will always be 
one of the bright memories in the life of the present P. G. C. 

In leaving Father Morrison, we told him that we expected 
ten years hence to assemble again at Fulton and honor him 
on his 90th anniversary. Hubert H. Ward. 


The excellent report of President Ward should be perhaps 
supplemented b)' a few paragraphs of a somewhat statistical 
nature, some of them furnished by him and others by West- 
minster Phis. 

On Saturday morning the local and visiting Phis met in 
Missouri Beta's hall. In the opening ceremony Father Mor- 
rison offered the prayer. The regular alumni day ceremony 
was carried out. Much business was transacted. A Mis- 
souri State 4> A association was organized, with Bro. E. L. 
Drum, of Missouri Alpha, as president, and Bro. H. M. 
Pollard, of Missouri Gamma, as secretary. Resolutions were 
adopted, one (offered by Bro. J. S. Morrison) on the death 
of Bro. A. W. Rogers, one (offered by Bro. E. C. Hender- 
son) congratulating Father Morrison on his eightieth anni- 
versary, one (offered by Bro C. F. Lamkin) expressing 
appreciation of the interest and attendance of two members 
of the general council and especially referring to the energy 


and enthusiasm of President Ward, as shown in his visits to 
nearly all our chapters. 

Those present were: Miami — Robert Morrison, '49; Ohio 
State— nyiheri H. Ward, '90; Illinois Wesleyan—Wave Mil- 
ler, '95; Missouri— R. H. Switzler, '98, E. L. Drum. '02, 
E. S. Stephens, '03, A. E. Gore, '04, R. S. Houck, '04, C. 
R. Estill, '05; Westvmister—H, A. Robinett, '84, D. P. 
Hartley, '87, C. A. McPheeters, '90, E. C. Henderson, '92, 
J. S. Morrison, '93, W. H. Henderson, '94. C. F. Lamkin, 
•99. I. G. Mitchell, '02, W. B. Baker, '03, R. E. Burch. 
'03, M. Yates, Jr., '03, A. H. Mueller, '04, D. H. Robert- 
son, '04, F. S. Weber, '04, R. K. Wilson. '04, W. W. Sei- 
bert. '04, J. J. Rice, Jr., '04, J. G. Miller, '04, C. D. Sevier. 
'05. F. A. Black, '05, F, M. Hunter, '05, J. R. Leavell. '05; 
\Vashi7igto7i—YL. M. Pollard, '02. 

Telegrams of congratulation were received from the fol- 
lowing chapters: Amherst, California, Sewanee, Illinois, 
Union, W\ & J., Lehigh, Case, Tulane, Williams, North 
Carolina, Chicago, Ohio, Syracuse, Kentucky State, Lafa- 
yette, Stanford, Lombard, Washington State, Alabama, 
Miami, Minnesota, Wabash, Columbia, Vermont, Dart- 
mouth, Washington, Westminster, Knox, Allegheny, Get- 
tysburg, Purdue, Cincinnati, Georgia, Nebraska, Missouri, 
Northwestern, Colby, Hanover; from the following alumni 
clubs: Atlanta, Athens, Cleveland, Syracuse, San Fran- 
cisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Washington, New York, In- 
dianapolis, Harvard, Milwaukee, Columbus, Providence, 
Pittsburgh; from the following individual Phis: Walter B. 
Palmer, E. G. Hallman, J. C. Moore, Jr., J. M. Wright. W. 
O. Morgan, J. E. Brown, F. J. R. Mitchell, J. H. De Witt, 
Hugh Th. Miller, R. H. Woods. C. S. RufiFner, J. H. At- 
kinson, C. S. Bishop, D. B. and D. G. Seibert, Adlai Stev- 
enson and the following alumni of Missouri Beta: A. W. 
Bush, W. H. Forsythe, R. S. McClintic, E. C. Knox, A. 
B. Caruthers, N. R. Rhodes, S. E. Young, Paul Baldwin, 
Duncan McGregor, J. W. Ward, O. S. Byrns, P. E. Stone, 
J. T. Montgomery, H. S. Jacks, W. C. Swope, M. N. Fer- 
guson, L. O. Rhodes, L. Humphrevs, E. C. Gordon, Jr., 
W. Q. Conway, Z. J. Phillips, F. F. Gallaher, B. G. Boone, 
H. F. Baker, E. R. Byrd, A. C. Knox and many others. 

Out of the many we select two — the first from a son of 
Kentucky Alpha: 

As a member of * A 8, of which you are one of the honored founders, 
I send you a word of congratulation. Your many friends throughout 
the country rejoice to know that you have reached so good an old age 

in health, ami all hope Ihai Uiere may be nif 


e of bappi- 

The second is from our fraternity librarian, Dr. Joliii Edwin 
lirown, editor of The Scroll from ISf*!) to !«%. 

Coiiit. olrl umn. get out o 
You've heaid nhimt mIuthi 
Every Phi Dfll son of a j; 
Knows about ' Ilohby Moi 


Born in eighteen-twenty-and-two, 
Our * grand old man ' in nineteen-two — 
On March fifteenth, the records say — 
Eighty years young this very day ! 

Then drain your glasses, every one, 
In health to Father Morrison ! 
Raise a shout to the very skies, 
A health to the first and best of Phis ! 

The photograph which forms the frontispiece of this num- 
ber shows not only our founder and oldest Phi — one of fifty- 
three years and more of service — but also the one who was 
at that time perhaps the youngest of us all in <l» A 0, Mis- 
souri Beta's latest initiate, Bro. J. R. Leavell, '05. Bro. 
Leavell stood directly behind Father Morrison. He had 
been a member of 4> A but thirty-six hours. 

Missouri Beta has just cause to congratulate herself for 
the eminent success she made of this celebration, which not 
only paid deserved honor to our founder, but brought the 
Phis of Missouri into closer acquaintance and organization, 
introduced them to the general officers and inspired them 
with more zeal than ever in their work for <l> A 0. It has 
always been a matter of common remark at our national 
conventions that the delegates from the three Missouri chap- 
ters were leading spirits. After this we shall expect even 
more of them. 

We feel that it is not detracting in any sense from the 
credit due all Missouri Phis and all the active and alumni 
members of Missouri Beta when we say that the conception 
and execution of this celebration are to be credited to Bro. 
C. F. Lamkin more than to any one other member of the 
fraternity. He has our gratitude and our congratulations, 
as have all those who worked so well with him. 


The Hon. James McGill, a native of Scotland, who came to 
Canada about the first of the last century, died in the year 
1813 ; in his will he gave to trustees his * farm and land 
called " Burnside," situated near the city of Montreal, con- 
taining about forty-six acres, together with the dwelling 
house and other buildings thereon erected,' for the purpose 
of founding a college in a provincial university, the erection 
of which had been provided for by the government. This 
university or college was to be erected on Burnside estate 
within ten years of the donor's decease, and was to bear the 


douor's name. Under the same conditions the sum of ten 
thousand pounds was bequeathed for the maintenance of 
the said university or college. 

Owing to unfavourable circumstances, the wishes of the 
deceased w^ere not carried out until 1821, in which year a 
royal charter was obtained, but not until eight years later 
did McGill's history as a teaching institution begin. 

This university, which owes its origin to private endow- 
ment, and which commenced life in so modest a way, has 
grown and developed into what it is today altogether through 
the lordly munificence of its numerous benefactors, for it is 
still supported by private endowments. 

In the year 1829 lectures were commenced in the faculty 
of medicine to thirty students in a building on the site of 
the present Bank of Montreal. Soon after the faculty of 
arts was instituted with a principal and three professors. 

For many years after its inauguration the university made 
but little progress. Owing to the presence of foes within 
and foes without, and misunderstandings between the gov- 
ernors and the Roj^al Institution for the Advancement of 
Learning, which held the funds, buildings were not erected 
until 1843, when one was put up on the site of the present 
arts building. 

For another decade things were still in an unsatisfactory 
condition, but at the end of this time an amended charter 
was secured, a corporate body was formed, and the supreme 
power was vested in the crown, represented by the governor- 
general of Canada for the time being, who holds the office 
of * visitor. ' The corporate body consists of fifteen * gov- 
ernors,' who are elected for life, which body is self- perpetu- 
ating. The vesting of the supreme power in the crown 
secured the university from any party influence and gave it 
at the same time an imperial character. This was the be- 
ginning of better times for McGill. 

In 1853 the first Burnside hall was built, not on the Bum- 
side estate, but in a more central part of the city, for the 
present site of McGill, which is today in the best quarter of 
the city of Montreal, was then considered to be too far from 
the city. After three years* existence this building was 
burned down and another built in its place. 

At this time an endowment fund was originated — a scheme 
of the governors which offered to donors of one hundred and 
fifty p>ounds and upwards the right of presentation to a free 
scholarship, or by endowing a professorship already estab- 
lished to have such professorship called by one's name. By 


this means interest in the university was awakened, and 
this has never been allowed to subside. This interest was 
made manifest by large endowments, and soon the univer- 
sity was on a sound financial basis. 

True, in 1881 there was another crisis, but this was tided 
over by an appeal to the public, which appeal was responded 
to by the citizens of Montreal to the amount of $200,000 in 
three years. 

From this year on to the present day the financial condi- 
tions under w^hich the governors have been working have 
been much more favourable, and it is owing to this that the 
great expansion in courses has taken place, until almost 
every branch of science is taught within the walls of McGill 

McGill has always been strictly undenominational. Af- 
filiated with her are four theological colleges situated in or 
near the college grounds. She is also affiliated with the 
Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin, and with 
many other smaller colleges in Canada. 

To return to the early history. When the institution was 
founded the first principal called to the chair was Archdeacon 
Mountain. Others succeeded him until in 1854 the late Sir 
Wm. Dawson was elected by the governors, and it is alto- 
gether owing to the indomitable energy and noble self-sac- 
rifice of this wonderful man that the university was tided 
over the many rough seas it was called upon to encounter 
and was put in the first rank among the universities of the 
world. Entering office, as he did. at a time when financial 
and intellectual resources were at their lowest ebb. Sir Wm. 
(then Mr.) Dawson began by wise and careful administra- 
tion to build up the dilapidated ruin which he found into 
the powerful university which is now represented by the 
name of McGill. To him, more than to any other man, 
does McGill owe her present position of prominence and in- 
fluence; and not oiily was he conspicuous for his scholarship 
and administrative ability, but also for his noble character. 
He held office until 1895, when he retired on account of age 
and health, but not until his deeply lamented demise in 1899 
did he relax his keen interest in the welfare of the univer- 
sity for which he had done and suffered so much; and until 
the day of his death he retained his position as a wise and 
guiding hand in the university affairs. 

On his retirement from the head of the university he was 
succeeded by Dr. Wm. Peterson, a native of Kdinburgh, 
who has made a name for himself among classical scholars. 


During his stay here Dr. Peterson, by his recognized ability, 
sincerity, and cordiality, has won the love and esteem not 
only of every student in the university, but of all with whom 
he has come in contact in any sphere. 

The faculties of McGill are five in number: — medicine, 
arts, applied science, law and comparative medicine and vet- 
erinary science. There are about 1 ,250 students enregistered 
in all faculties. Medicine has about 500 students; science 
comes next, then arts, law and comparative medicine. The 
session lasts from the end of September until the first of 
May, except for medicine, which lasts until about the mid- 
dle of June. 

In the faculty of medicine the undergraduate course ex- 
tends at present over four sessions of nine months each, 
with the prospect of its soon being extended so as to cover 
five years of study. The first dean of the faculty was Prof. 
A. F. Holmes, and the first graduate in medicine was Mr. 
W. L. Logic, who received his degree of M. D. in 1888. 
Lectures were given in various places as suited the conve- 
nience of the times, until in 1S72 the front part of the pres- 
ent building was erected. This has been added to as funds 
became available, and last year through the munificence of 
Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, the chancellor of the 
university, the governors were enabled to make large addi- 
tions and extensive alterations, so that now the building is 
thoroughly equipped in the most modern manner. Its ex- 
tensive laboratories, museums, research laboratories, library 
and lecture rooms are now furnished with all the conve- 
niences for pursuing a thoroughly modern scientific course. 
This new building was opened by the Duke of Cornwall and 
York, now the Prince of Wales, during his stay in Montreal 
while on his Canadian tour. The library in connection with 
the medical school contains about twenty thousand volumes, 
the largest strictly medical library in America. Aside from 
this, students are entitled to use the general imiversity 
library, the gift of Mr. Peter Redpath, which contains about 
seventy thousand volumes, exclusive of all the departmental 
libraries. The students in medicine also receive ample clin- 
ical instruction and practical training in the wards of three 
of Montreal's hospitals: — the Montreal General, the Royal 
Victoria, and the Montreal Maternity hospitals, which are 
the most extensive clinical fields in Canada. 

Younger than the medical course is the course in applied 
science. The teaching in this course includes all branches 
and is carried on in three buildings, the gifts of the late 


Thomas Workman and Sir Wm. MacDonald. In 1891 the 
Thomas Workman department of mechanical engineering 
was founded, and since then Sir Wm. MacDonald has donated 
the MacDonald engineering, the MacDonald physics, and 
the MacDonald chemistry and mining buildings. In these 
buildings expense has not been considered, and their equip- 
ment for practical work can probably not be excelled on the 
continent. Aside from the beautiful buildings and equip- 
ment, the faculty is enabled to offer handsome scholarships, 
exhibitions and prizes for merit in the different departments 
and for private research. 

The lectures in the faculty of law are held in the east 
wing of the main building in rooms furnished by Sir Wm. 
MacDonald, and the course of instruction extends over three 

In the faculty of comparative medicine and veterinary 
science, also, the course extends over three years. Instruc- 
tion is carried on partly at the medical college and partly at 
the Montreal Veterinary School, which is outside the uni- 
versity grounds. 

The faculty of arts holds sway in the main building. The 
curriculum in this faculty has undergone vast changes un- 
der the supervision of Dr. Peterson, whose aim is to put it 
on a par with Oxford, and from the work already done it is 
safe to prophesy that Dr. Peterson's aims are not impossible 
of accomplishment. An important feature of the arts 
course was introduced in 1884, when Lord Strathcona, then 
Sir Donald Smith, placed at the disposal of the university a 
sum of money for the purpose of establishing special classes 
for women in connection with this faculty. Later, in 1899, 
the same benefactor erected and endowed the Royal Victoria 
College for Women, which stands just outside the college 
gates and fulfills the aim of the founder, which was the pro- 
viding of a residence for the women and the establishment 
of special classes. All lectures are delivered to the women 
separately from the men, except in a few honour courses. 
Thus the women have what the men lack — a residence — for 
there are no dormitories or dining halls at McGill, and the 
students live in boarding-houses of more or less desirability, 
scattered throughout the city. This is a fact sadly to be 
deplored, for thus the most pleasant part of undergraduate 
life is lost here. The students of the different faculties have 
no common place of meeting except on the campus, and here, 
too, McGill has a weakness, for here athletics do not com- 
mence to occupy the important place in college life that they 


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do in many of the colleges across the line. These are two 
factors which go far to explain the almost lamentable lack 
of esprit de corps which is so apparent at McGill, where stu- 
dents of different faculties have no common bond other than 
a vague, yet nevertheless sincere, sentimental regard for 
'Old McGill.* 

And so while fraternity history at McGill is still brief, 
fraternities here have a mission to fulfill in supplying some, 
at least, of the students with means for social intercourse 
and fellowship, which otherwise they can not get, through 
lack of an university residence. 

McGill is by all means the strongest university in Canada, 
and as such her graduates are bound to play an important 
part in Canada's future. It may be interesting to note a 
comparison between McGill and other universities at which 
4> A has chapters. As regards number of students McGill 
ranks eighteenth ; as regards age of the university, fifteenth. 

B. C. Crowell, 
Historian of Quebec Alpha. 


The growth of fraternities at McGill has been slow, extend- 
ing over a period of about twenty years. This fa::t speaks 
well, whether the cause arise from the conservatism that 
characterizes any great college, such as McGill, or from the 
fact that the Greek- letter societies have proceeded carefully 
and thoughtfully before entrusting their honors to foreign 
hands. These facts, commendable to any university or any 
fraternity, seem therefore necessarily essential to the estab- 
lishment of the best fraternity in the best university. 

McGill received her royal charter in 1821 and can not 
boast of having a Greek-letter fraternity until 1888. Dur- 
ing 1888 Z 4^ granted a charter to certain undergraduates of 
McGill. After a history of twenty years and having a com- 
fortable chapter house, it is needless to say that Alphi Psi 
chapter of Z 4^ is well established. 

From 1888 until 1897 the Zetes were the only fraternity 
at McGill. Then A A 4> granted a charter, and this society 
also can now claim a good standing ; it likewise controls a 
chapter house. 

During the next five years, extending from 1897 to 1902, 
it might be said that the growth in numbers has been pro- 
lific, as no less than six fraternities have taken up their 
abode within the inviting precincts of McGill. This num- 


ber includes five general fraternities and one medical fra- 
ternity. In 1898 A Y founded a chapter which has had a 
progressive history, and at present is occupying a large and 
convenient house. The exact date of the coming of Kappa 
Alpha to McGill is not known, but the year was 1899. 
A K E granted a charter to Tau Alpha chapter in 1900, and 
on Dominion day, 1901, the McGill charge of ® A X was 
founded. Both of these fraternities have desirable homes 
in convenient situations. During the fall term of the ses- 
sion of 1901-02 the medical fraternity of * B n added a 
chapter to its roll, and not until the closing of the winter 
term of the same session did the general fraternity of * A 
grant a charter to McGill. 

Although 4> A did not grant a charter to McGill until 
April the fifth, 1902, she was here, if not as a fraternity, 
being represented by Bro. C. A. Richardson, who came to 
McGill from Colby College. During the session of 1900 
-01, through the intimate friendship formed with Bro. 
Richardson, our thoughts were at times directed along cer- 
tain lines, and Greek-letter societies was one subject upon 
which much friendly discussion arose. 

It was at the latter part of the winter term of the session 
1900-01 that some of us through Bro. Richardson met Bro. 
George Latham Ray, also a Phi, who was visiting Montreal. 
Bro. Ray's visit will long remain in our minds as marking 
an epoch in our lives, as it was not only his genial manner 
but also his unbiased way in presenting different subjects 
that drew us to * A 0. 

Owing to the short time elapsing before the closing of 
the session it was thought wise not to take further necessary 
proceedings. During the few summer months that fol- 
lowed our separation we thought much of each other as well 
as of the fraternity of 4> A 0. Outdoor pastimes and the 
pressure of examinations at Christmas seemed to detract 
our attention until the latent desire to become closer friends 
as in an organization burst forth in the winter term of the 
present session. Bro. Kendall Banning and Bro. E. H. 
Hunter visited Montreal, and through Bro. Richardson we 
became acquainted with our Dartmouth friends. This visit 
resulted in our forming a local organization. Bro. A. C. 
Sellery acted as president and Bro. Charles Rowlands as 
secretary. Xow there seemed more unity in our desires, and 
hopes brightened. Every week on Saturday evening we met 
and spent a pleasant time together. As a local organization 
we sought recognition at the hands of the general frater- 



nity of 4> A 0. Advice as to best methods of procedure, as 
well as aid ia the formation of a petition, was kindly given 
by Bros. Richardson, Banning and Hunter. 

The interval between the submission of our petition to the 
general council of 4> A and the reception of the word that 
our petition had been favorably received, was a season of 
great anxiety for us. When the glad news came that rec- 
ognition and acceptance had been the favorable reception of 
the petition, and that Bro. Ward, the president of the general 
council, would come to perform the initiation ceremony, we 
at once began to plan to make his a memorable stay with us. 

Bro. Ward arrived in Montreal on the evening of April 
the 4th. The next day was spent in viewing the city, and 
especially McGill University. On the evening of the same 
day at the Windsor Hotel, at 8 p. m., the initiation ceremo- 
nies were held. A very impressive ceremony was performed 
by Bro. Ward, P. G. C., assisted by Bro. A. M. McCrillis, 
of Providence, R. I.; Bro. D. M. Rice, of Vermont; Bro. 
M. W. Peck, of Dartmouth; Bro. E. H. Hunter, of Dart- 
mouth, and Bro. Charles A. Richardson, of Colby and Mc- 
Gill. After the initiation the initiates gave a banquet to the 
initiating oflBcers in Her Majesty's Cafe. 

At a subsequent meeting of the chapter the follow- 
ing brothers were chosen to occupy the different offices: 
A. C. Sellery, president ; L. C. Lauchland, secretary ; J. A. 
Faulkner, reporter ; C. A. Richardson, warden ; Charles 
Rowlands, treasurer ; B. C. Crowell, historian ; A. J. Dick- 
son, chaplain ; \V. H. Thorpe, chorister. The installation, 
which did not take place until the next chapter meeting, 
was performed by Bro. Richardson. 

On Monday, April the 7th, Bros. Ward, McCrillis, Peck, 
Hunter and Rice left, after a short two days and a half in 
Canada's metropolis. Our only regret is that the stay was 
so short, and we hope that it will not be their last visit. 
Quebec Alpha now takes much pleasure in extending a 
hearty invitation to call to all Phis who may ever find them- 
selves in Montreal. J. Alkert Faulkner. 


On my return to Cleveland from a trip of visitation to the 
chapters throughout the west, I found awaiting me a suffi- 
cient number of chapter votes to authorize me to make prep- 
arations for the installation of Quebec Alpha. 

I immediately put myself in communication with Bro. 


Richardsou, and we arranged for the evening of Saturday, 
April 5, for the installation, at the Hotel Windsor in Mon- 

I extended invitations to the four nearest chapters to be 
present. They were Vermont Alpha, New Hampshire 
Alpha, Maine Alpha and Massachusetts Alpha. The first 
three chapters were represented at the installation. Massa- 
chusetts Alpha was in vacation at the time of receiving my 
letter and was unable to be present. 

I left Cleveland on the night of Thursday, April 3, going 
to Montreal via the New York Central, changing cars at 
Utica, going from there up through the heart of the Adiron- 
dacks, reaching Montreal at 9:20, Friday night. I did not 
notify the Montreal men as to the exact time of my arrival, 
simply stating that I would be in some time Friday evening. 
Upon my reaching the Hotel Windsor I found awaiting me 
Bro. C. A. Richardson, Maine Alpha, '02, and four of the 
charter members of Quebec Alpha — Bros. Sellery, Crowell, 
Faulkner and Lauchland. We immediately retired to my 
room and discussed plans until midnight. 

Next morning I was met at the hotel by these brothers 
and escorted over the grounds and buildings of McGill 
University. I had previously had the pleasure of visiting 
McGill, but this time was privileged to make a very careful 
inspection of the plant under very able guidance. McGill 
University is worthy in every respect, and is entitled to take 
rank with the best colleges in the United States. 

On returning to the hotel at noon we found Bro. W. M. 
Rice, the representative of Vermont Alpha, and Bro. M. W. 
Peck, representative from Neyv Hampshire Alpha, who had 
arrived during the forenoon. In the afternoon we saw 
something of the city of Montreal, and had a group photo- 
graph taken. In the evening Bro. Arthur M. McCrillis, 
Rhode Island Alpha, '97, vice-president of Alpha province, 
and Bro. Kdgar H. Hunter, Dartmouth, '01, arrived. 

The installation was held in rooms 239, 240 and 242 of 
the Windsor at 8:30 p. :m. As president of the fraternity, 
I took the part of the president at the installation ceremony, 
Bro. McCrillis took the part of the secretary, Bro. Hunter 
took the part of the historian, Bro. Richardson the part of 
the warden, Bro. Rice the part of the reporter, and Bro. 
Peck the part of the chaplain. Bro. Peck brought with him 
certain paraphernalia from Dartmouth. 

The installation ceremony was completed at 10 o'clock, 
after which the visitors and initiates repaired to Her Majes- 


ty's Cafe, where the new brothers had ordered a most charm- 
ing dinner. We sat down to the table abont 10:^^0, and it was 
•> o'clock in the morning before we departed. Though the 
number was small, there was a great deal of Phi enthusiasm. 
We know that the Alpha chapter of His Majesty's domain 
embodies a sufficient amount of this Phi enthusiasm to make 
of it a first-class chapter. The toasts were as follows: 

'The King,' proposed by Bro. B. C. Crowell and responded 
to by the singing of 'God Save the King'; *The President,* 
responded to by Bro. D. M. Rice; *Phi Delta Theta,' pro- 
posed by A. C. Sellery and responded to by Bro. H. H. 
Ward; 'Alpha Province," responded to by Bro. A. M. Mc- 
Crillis; 'The New England Chapters.' by Bro. M. W. Peck; 
'Old McGill,' proposed by Bro. J. A. Faulkner and responded 
to by Bro. A. J. Dickson; 'Quebec Alpha,' proposed by Bro. 
C. Rowlands and responded to by Bro. C. A. Richardson; 
'Our Guests,' proposed by Bro. W. H. Thorpe and responded 
to by Bro. E. H. Hunter; 'The Goat,' proposed by Bro. L. 
C. Lauchland and responded to by Bro. E. B. Tilt. 

During the evening Anglo-Saxon good fellowship was free, 
and the desires and needs of a closer relationship between the 
cousins on the two sides of the line w^ere frequently men- 
tioned in the various talks. 

On Sunday the day was syent in visiting the cathedrals, 
the French quarter and Mount Royal, and in getting better 
acquainted with the boys. 

The Vermont and New Hampshire chapters have agreed 
to keep in close touch with the new Quebec Alpha chapter; 
and the three chapters have agreed among themselves for 
the frequent interchange of visits. Bro. McCrillis in this 
connection plans for more frequent visitations by all the 
New England chapters. This is his idea, and is a good one, 
and might well be adopted by some of our other province 

The following is a complete list of the members of the new 
Quebec Alpha chapter, it being understood that Bro. Rich- 
ardson is an alumnus of Maine Alpha. He it was who ren- 
dered such valuable assistance to Bro. Ray and Bros. Hunter 
and Banning on their trips to Montreal: 

Charles Albert Richardson, '04, medical {Colby, '02), Jef- 
ferson, Maine; Albert Clifton Sellery, '04, medical (Ph. B., 
't)7. University of Toronto), Kincardine, Ontario; James 
Albert Faulkner, '04. medical (B. A., '00. McMaster Col- 
lege), vStirling, Ontario; Lyman Craig Lauchland, '04, med- 
ical (B. A., '00, McMaster College), Oshawa, Ontario; 



diaries Rowlands, '03, science, Albany, N. Y. ; William 
Horseman Thorpe, 'Go, science, Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; Bow- 
man Corning Crowell, 04, medical (B. A., 00, McGill Uni- 
versity), Yarnioulh, Nova Scotia; Archibald John Dickson, 
'03, medical (B. A., '99, University of Toronto), Goderich, 
Ontario; Edward Bingham Tilt, '03, science, Goderich, 

As one looks at the accompanying group photograph, the 
names of the men are as follows: from left to right, front 
row, seated, Crowell, Rowlands; middle row, sealed, from 
left to right, Dickson, Tilt, Lauchland, Sellery, Faulkner 
and Thorpe. These are the eight initiates. Standing in 
the back row ar^ the members of 4> A who installed the 
chapter. From left to right they are Peck, Hunter, Ward, 
Richardson, Rice and McCrillis. 

In explaining the small number of initiates, I would state 
that this was intentional, the men initiated forming a nu- 
cleus of what will be next fall a chapter of twenty or twenty- 
five men. 

There is much to be said in favor of American college 
fraternity chapters in Canadian institutions. The college 
man of today in both the United States and Canada will in 
a very large part have much to do with the handling of the 
governments of the two countries in the years to come. 
There is every reason for, and no sane reason against, closer 
alliances between the peoples of these two great republics, 
I say 'republics,' for Canada is as much a republic as the 
United States; and in fact the same might almost be said of 
England. The development of Canada during the last ten or 
fifteen years has been something remarkable, and during 
the next fifty years it will astonish even the most optimistic. 
In this development there should be a free and liberal inter- 
change of ideas between the two peoples. The American 
college fraternity has, along these lines, a great field for 
future work. The fraternity ideal has grown beyond local- 
ism, and beyond the confines of the college in which the 
local chapters are established. It has taken a strong hold 
on the young men of America. There are various alumni 
organizations among the fraternities, and many of the men 
prominent in public affairs in the United States are members 
of some college fraternity. You must bear in mind that 
when these men, now prominent, were college men, the 
number of fraternity men, as compared with the number of 
the present day, was insignificant. The position of Amer- 
ican college fraternities twenty- five years from now will be 


vastly different from what it is even now; its power in the 
land will be very perceptible. If the American college 
fraternity can be planted and made to grow in the best 
Canadian institutions, it will be the means of making the 
Canadian college men better acquainted with America, and 
in turn make the American college men better acquainted 
with Canada. 

It has been my privilege to see quite a little of Canada, 
and while we Americans are rather apt to look with pity 
upon the ignorance of the average Englishman in respect to 
America, yet I would say that the Americans, as a people, 
have a great deal to learn regarding our cousins of the great 
land north of us. 

Most of the troubles in life come through misunderstand- 
ings. To do away with these misunderstandings is the de- 
sire of the statesmen of the Anglo Saxon race, and the 
surest way is through the medium of a better acquaintance 
with one another. 

The American college fraternity can do much towards 
fostering such a better acquaintance, and I hope to see, not 
only * A 0, but a number of others of the better American 
fraternities develop the Canadian field. 

Hubert H. Ward. 


Just one year ago it was my good fortune and pleasure to 
spend about ten days in the city of Montreal, and visit the 
well-known university there — McGill. After spending a 
couple of days in Cleveland with Bro. Ward and Ohio Eta, 
I left for Montreal on Sunday evening, April 14, 1901, and 
arrived there on Monday evening. 

On Tuesday morning I went out to visit McGill Univer- 
sity and consider the institution as a fraternity field. Un- 
fortunately, I arrived there at a very inopportune time, as 
the final examinations had already begun, and in fact were 
very nearly at an end. I learned from one of the students 
that very few of the undergraduates ever remain for the con- 
vocation. So I realized at once that my acquaintance with 
the student body of the arts and science departments would 
necessarily be very limited. However, the medical depart- 
ment did not close until one month later. Without experi- 
encing any difficulty, I succeeded in meeting Bro. C. A. 
Richardson, of Maine Alpha, who was in the first year med- 
ical class. I found him to be a very fine fellow and a most 


loyal and enthusiastic Phi, especially so on the subject of 
* A entering McGill. Through his attention and courte- 
sies, it did not take long to become thoroughly acquainted 
with the surroundings. I had heard a great many good 
things of the university before going there, and it came 
fully up to my expectations. The campus is ideally located 
and presents a beautiful view from the street. The build- 
ings are very fine, especially the library building, known as 
Molson hall, the engineering and physics building, and the 
mining and chemistry building. They are all well equipped 
and doing splendid work. 

The number of students in attendance at that time was 
over 1 ,000. Although I was well aware of the fact that I 
was seriously handicapped by the early closing of the univer- 
sity, I began in a wholly unofficial capacity to see what 
could be done toward establishing a chapter of <I> A 0. I saw 
from my first impressions gained, that the field was a good 
one and that * A could institute a chapter there which 
would easilv rank with the best. At that time there were 
chapters of Z 4^, AY, A A <I>, A K E, K A and A * (local). 
With Bro. Richardson's active assistance I succeeded beyond 
expectation, but soon saw that on account of the early close 
of the arts and science departments, I could not accomplish 
the desired end. While there I pledged five men, three of 
whom are among the eight charter members of Quebec Al- 
pha, and *spiked' three others, who also are charter mem- 
bers. Of the eight charter members, I know six well, and 
they are indeed a fine body of men. I spent ten days in 
Montreal very pleasantly engaged in a work extremely en- 
joyable to me; the only disagreeable feature was the un- 
successful termination resulting from unavoidable circum- 
stances. But I had the consolation of knowing that the 
work would be finished during the next session. I left 
Montreal on Friday, April 2(>, 1001. 

I was very much gratified to learn that Quebec Alpha was 
installed on April •'>, r.K32, and I am quite sure that the 
chapter will always rank among the best in McGill, and will 
prove to be an honor to our great fraternity. 

Greenwood, Miss. Gkorge I.atham Ray. 




As one approaches the broad avenue on which are situated 
the imposing buildings of McGill University, one can not 
fail to notice how completely successful has been the plan of 
the architect. Each building, attractive in itself, adds to 
the beauty of the whole group. The site is well chosen. 
From the top of Mount Royal, just beyond the university, 
can be seen the w^aters of the St. Lawrence, while the moun- 
tain itself stands guard alike over the works of nature and 
of man. 

McGill is a place for work. This is the ideal of the stu- 
dent. From morning till night he is busy in lecture rooms 
or laboratory, and his evenings are given up to study. Per- 
haps this routine is easier for him than for the average col- 
lege student of * the States,' for he is older by two or three 
years, and is practically a graduate student. This explains 
the fact that the institution seems to be made up of individ- 
ual students, each working to a large degree independent of 
his fellows. He regards his study as the immediate prep- 
aration for his life work, and so avoids outside interests. 
Thus it comes about that the social side of McGill student 
life has remained, to a certain extent, undeveloped. There 
are but few occasions during the year when the students are 
all brought together. Athletics do not form a rallying point 
around which all may meet, as is the case of the college in 
* the States'; the standards are intellectual, not physical. 

These impressions, how-ever brief, would be incomplete 
did they fail to mention those high qualities of manhood 
which are possessed, to such an eminent degree, and which 
go so far toward making the ideal institution. Seriousness, 
determination, courage, these are the characteristics. * A0 
is indeed fortunate in the promise of this new field of activ- 
ity. Edgar Hayes Hunter, Dartmouth, '01. 


The question of the advisability of <I> A becoming an inter- 
national fraternity has been settled by the installation of the 
McGill chapter. The further extension of our fraternity in 
Canada depends upon the stand taken by our McGill broth- 
ers and the kind of fraternity timber the McGill men furnish. 
The men initiated at McGill University are both individ- 
ually and collectively high grade fraternity material. They 


are far above the average delegation taken into our fralcrnity 
during the freshman year. This, of course, is partly due 
to the fact that they are upper classmen, but it is also due 
to the fact that the requirements at Mc(jill are greater, and 
there is more time devoted to intellectual work. This is 
made necessary by the fact that the term is but six months 
instead of eight in duration. The men also seem to average 
older than the men in our colleges in ' the States.' This in 
itself will tend to make them better fraternity men. They 
are men who take a serious view of life without missing the 
pleasant side. 

The college spirit is not as strong at McGill as in our col- 
leges. The students never meet as a body. The athletic 
teams, musical clubs and editorial boards are not the field 
of honor that they are here. McGill men looking for honors 
seek them in the lecture room or in their class offices. At 
first thought this might seem to be an objection, but if we 
consider the case on all sides, we will find that it is an ad- 
vantage. The true fraternity spirit may grow unfettered 
by college spirit. None of us would depreciate college spirit, 
but there are instances where it is allowed to override fra- 
ternity spirit to the detriment of the latter. The McGill 
men will seek and find in fraternity life what they lose in 
college life, and in finding it, their fraternity will come to 
mean more to them and the chapter will amount to more 
because they put more into it. 

What has been said about McGill can be said about the 
other institutions in Canada. If we enter them with the 
right sort of men — and the right sort can be obtained — we 
will have active, aggressive, enthusiastic chapters that will 
he an honor to our fraternity. 

Personally, the men of McGill and other Canadian insti- 
tutions do not differ greatly from those of our own. They 
are not foreigners except in the fact that they happen to 
live an invisible line. To the words of 
one of the McGill men at their initiation banquet, those of 
us in * the States' must not call ourselves Americans as if 
we were the only Americans there are; they are just as good 
Americans as we, and have occupied the country just as long. 

ARTHrR M. SIcCrilijs. 



Phi Delta Theta should count herself unusually fortunate 
in having on her roll of living members in this, the fifty- 
fourth year of the fraternity's existence, two of the six good 
men and great who were her founders. This fact gives to 
her history a continuity and a logical unity that could be 
derived from no other source. Through each of these nearly 
three- score years we have had meeting, speaking and con- 
ferring with the generation in college and the younger gen- 
eration of the alumni, on whom most of the financial and 
administrative burdens of the organization rest, one or more 
of the men who made that organization a possibility and 
a reality. Their plans and purposes we have been able to 
learn from their own lips. The first fifty years of our his- 
tory have been written down by one who has worn the badge 
of * A for seven-and-twenty years, and he has had the 
aid and criticism of members who signed the first copy of 
the Bond twice seven-and-twenty winters since. We shall 
not fully appreciate how wonderfully much this has meant 
to us until many years hence, perhaps, but it will be well 
to think of it now. The presence of two of our founders at 
the semi centennial convention was something no man who 
was there will ever foiget. For years w-e have had letters 
from any of the three survivors who w^ere prevented from 
attending conventions and anniversaries, and the presence 
of one or two of them was always the feature of the occa- 
sion. Father Lindley, who is now in New York as a dele- 
gate to the Presbyterian general assembly, has arranged to 
return in the fall to the convention. If Father Morrison's 
health will permit, and we all earnestly pray it may, he will 
add to his unequaled record as a convention-goer. What 
has just been w-ritten is called forth by the celebration of his 
eightieth birthday, reported at length in this issue of The 
Scroll. These meetings of the active members of the fra- 


teniity with the leader of its founders are a rare privilege. 
We are happy to know that the Phi Delta Thetas of Missouri 
so handsomely honored themselves in honoring Robert Mor- 

Each succeeding alumni day is being celebrated more gen- 
erally and with more enthusiasm than the one that went 

Our happy combination of a college chapter and an alumni 
club in immediate proximity to each other, as is the case at 
Providence, New York, Syracuse, Schenectady, Philadel- 
phia, Nashville, Macon, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Cleve- 
land, Columbus, Athens, Detroit, Franklin, Indianapolis, 
Crawfordsville, Chicago, Galesburg, Minneapolis, St. Louis, 
Austin, San Francisco and Seattle, makes these celebrations 
a likewise happy combination of twentieth and nineteenth 
century <I> A spirit. As a consequence of this proximity 
the alumni day meeting is often in charge of the college 
boys, and is often combined with a chapter anniversary, 
which brings it on some other day than alumni day proper 
and puts the report of it in the chapter's regular letter. 
Witness St. Louis and Providence, and the letter in this 
issue from Michigan Alpha. 

One who has read The Scroll long will be struck with 
the number reported present at our latter-day alumni day 
dinners. Formerly twenty or thirty would be counted a 
large attendance, and the club that gathered thirty- five or 
forty about the table usually held the record. Now we read 
of fifty, sixty and even a hundred or more. We have much 
yet to accomplish in organizing our alumni and in reawak- 
ening and holding their interest, but much has been done 
already. The systematic work of the New York club is be- 
ginning to tell with remarkable effect. The weekly lunch 
clubs at Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Cleveland, and 
the monthly gatherings of the same kind at Indianapolis and 
Pittsburgh will be widely imitated. The same plan should 
be adopted at once in all our larger cities. 

The Alpha province convention recommended the organ- 


ization of alumni clubs at Wilkes-Barre and Springfield. 
We hope to learn this summer that the recommendation has 
been carried out by some alumnus Scroll subscriber, or 
some college Phi Delta Theta at home for vacation. The 
secretary of the general council will furnish all necessary 
instructions and blanks. We hope soon to hear of clubs at 
Buffalo, Lexington, Danville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Rome, 
D illas, Galveston, Georgetown, Evausville, Terre Haute, 
Grand Rapids, Evanston, Bloomington, Madison, Des Moines, 
Sioux City, Columbia and Lincoln. 

Quebec Alpha of <I> A is not the first fraternity chapter 
placed in Canada, but is the first chapter of our own frater- 
nity to be established there. The initiation at Montreal, 
therefore, on April o, 1902, will go down in the history of 
<I> A © as an event of first importance. It is more than three 
years and a half ago that the first petition came to us from 
Cauada. The general council was unwilling to assume re- 
sponsibility for a step involving extension in so different a 
line from any before followed, and no action was taken, but 
the question of establishing a chapter in the Queen's do- 
minions was referred to the Louisville convention, and a 
delegate from Vermont Alpha was sent north to investigate 
for the purpose of reporting to that convention. Bro. Perry's 
report was one to convince us that the Americans and the 
universities north of the St. Lawrence and the lakes were 
much the same as those southward and that the line of sep- 
aration was indeed invisible. Alpha province, at its con- 
vention, confirmed the judgment of President Ward and 
Province President Ray in their high estimate of McGill 
University and McGill students. So the coming of Quebec 
Alpha was no surprise to those who have followed our ad- 
ministrative history closely since 1000. 

The Phi Delta Thetas of McGill are thrice welcome — as 
fellow Americans, as college men, as brothers in the Bond. 
They are a strong chapter already. They round out the 
many-sided character of the most national of American col- 


lege fraternities. No other fraternity that has gone, or that 
can go, to Canada has the strength in south and north and 
west and east alike that abides in <I> A 0. We have been 
rightly credited, as the northern fraternity which has most 
southern chapters, with playing no small part in the w-eld- 
ing of north and south. We are better qualified to play 
this role in international extension than is any rival. And 
so, while we know that we are to be heartily congratulated 
on our acquisition of a chapter of the best men in the strong- 
est university in our great sister nation, we are so frank de- 
spite modesty as to congratulate Canada as well as * A 0. 

McGiLL is a university where hard work is inevitable. The 
students are older than those in the average * A college, 
perhaps. Although six of the charter members of Quebec 
Alpha are enrolled as undergraduate medical students, five 
are college graduates with literary degrees, and the sixth is 
a member of * A from Maine Alpha. The four-3'ear med- 
ical course is to be extended to five years. The standard of 
scholarship in our McGill chapter will always be very high. 

Another interesting fact in connection with the new chap- 
ter is that three of the nine charter members are from the 
United States. There are many students from the ' States ' 
at McGill, and the hi^h esteem in which the medical depart- 
ment is held attracts students from all over North America. 

We do not recall that any charter ever granted between 
conventions has received so unanimous a vote as that with 
which the chapters ushered in Quebec Alpha. It is a happy 

Each fall we find chapters regretting the fact that the edi- 
tion of their college annual was exhausted before any mem- 
ber had secured a copy to send to The Scroll for review^ 
and transfer to the fraternity library. The time to send the 
book to the editor is this spring. No other fraternity has 
such a collection of annuals as may be found in our library, 
and no other fraternity magazine has ever reviewed them to 
the extent that The Scroll has. It is to every chapter's 


interest aud advantage to be represented, and we trust that 
this matter will not be overlooked in the rush of the com- 
mencement season. 

In the * K 4^ Shield for April-May the Beloit correspondent 

says that, after attending a card party and smoker, *we 

formed ourselves in column, four abreast, and marched down 

the middle of the street, singing the good old song — 

When Beta Thets have gone to hell. 
And Sigma Chi is there as well. 

Arriving at the house the brothers indulged in one of their 
old-time side-shows, Bro. Bushnell accompanying on the 
piano.* As an expression of warm and deep Pan-Hellenic 
feeling, we believe this fiery lyric is unexcelled in fraternity 
hymnology. If <I> K 4^ has more * good old ' songs like this, 
it might be well to print the next edition of the song book 
on asbestos paper. 

The Omaha alumni club was chartered on May o, 1902. 
The charter members are : Nebraska — G. H. Palmer, *94, 
R. M. Welch, '94, Th. Creigh, '97, A. B. Lindquist, '97, 
C. H. True, '98, E. R. Davenport, '98, W. P. Thomas, '99. 
C. H. von Mansfelde, '99, J. A. C. Kennedy, '00, A. C. 
Welshans, '01, A. F. Johnson, '01, H. A. Tukey, '01, C. 
B. Sumner, '0:'>, M. B. Houck, '04, F. J. McShane, Jr., 'Oo; 
Knox — C. C. George, '8*), J. K. George, '01; Monmouth — J. 
H. McCulloch, '7r), B. F. Thomas, Jr., "^h\ Iowa—]. L. 
Kennedy, '82; Williains—]. G. Wallace, '98: Wisconsin— 
M. A. Hall, '88; Buchiel—V., C. Page, 'm\ Michiga7i—li. 
P. Treadway, '98. 

The Crawfordsville alumni club was chartered on May 8, 
1902. The charter members are: Wabash — D. N. Morgan, 
'59, T. H. Ristine, '65, W. H. Ristine, '71, W\ F. Sharpe, 
'84, W. M. Curtis, '95, R. H. Gerard, '95, F. C. Evans, 
'i»8, A. C. Ball, '98, M. E. Foley, '99, L. A. Ensminger, 
'00, C. N. McClamroch, '02. H. G. Evans, '02, B. E. 
Hughes, '02, F. wS. Martin, '04; De PaucC^—H, C. Yount 
(Covington, Ind.), '8<>, H. L. Davis (Rockville, Ind.), '94. 

THE SCROLL. ?,'^9 

Chapter Correspondence* 



We, the first initiates of * A 9 outside the United States, desire to ex- 
tend greetings to our brother Phis over the line. In greeting * A B 
we are sure that not only McGill University but also our Dominion of 
Canada at large will feel its presence in the social, intellectual and 
moral spheres of college life. We rejoice in being sons of a common 
ancestry, missionaries of the same religion, competitors in the same 
commercial world, but most of all, in having become brothers in the 
Bond of * A e. 

Quebec Alpha of Phi Delta Theta was initiated and installed on 
Saturday evening, April the fifth, at the Windsor Hotel. The cere- 
mony, which was to us all a most impressive one, was performed by 
Bro. H. H. Ward, P. G. C, and Bro. Arthur M. McCrillis, vice-pres- 
ident of Alpha province, assisted by Bro. D. M. Rice, of Vermont, 
Bro. M. W. Peck, of Dartmouth, and Bro. C. A. Richardson, of Colby 
and McGill. Bro. E. H. Hunter, of Dartmouth, arrived in time to 
extend the glad hand shake at the conclusion of the initiation. We 
regretted very much the absence of Bro. Kendall Banning, of Dart- 
mouth, and Bro. G. L. Ray, of Mississippi, who were unable to be 

After the initiation a banquet was held in Her Majesty's Cafe. The 
toasts proposed were : ' The King ; ' ' The President ; ' * Old McGill ;' 
•The New England Chapters;' 'Alpha Province;' 'Over the Line;' 
•Quebec Alpha;' 'The Goat;' 'Our Guests;' 'Phi Delta Theta.' 
With such a list there was opportunity for many humorous and inter- 
esting speeches. 

Bro. Ward, in responding to the toast to <f» A G, spoke of the advance 
of the fraternity, not only in its growth as a national, but also as it 
was now, an international fraternity. Now, for the first time, * A 9 
had gone outside the country of its birth and in doing so had taken a 
grand step in bringing closer together two peoples of similar charac- 
ter, with the same spirit of progress manifested in all walks of life, 
with the same true spirit of individual liberty, as well as a common 
ancestry and a common share in the future triumphant march of the 
Anglo-Saxon race. 

It was a time of extreme anxiety, when waiting for the decision 
whether * A 8 would at present enter McGill. When the glad news 
came that the petition was favorably accepted we were much rejoiced. 
We felt under many obligations to our Bro. G. L. Ray, of Mississippi, 
Bro. Kendall Banning and Bro. E. H. Hunter, of Dartmouth, and Bro. 
C. A. Richardson, of Colby and McGill, for the part they each played 
in the organization of Quebec Alpha. 

Our impressions of * A 6 have grown slowly from the first intima- 
tion that there was such a fraternity. Our ideas of late have grown 
by strides, and what were once mere imaginations have sprung into 
vital realities. The presence of Bro. Ward did much to increase our 
deep respect for * A O. 

Now that we have come into existence as a chapter before the eyes 


of such a fraternity as * A B we are desirous that we may be able to 
justify the recognition of our petition for a charter and to do our duty 
as Quebec Alpha to Alpha province as well as to the great fraternity 
of * A e. 
Montreal, April 9, UH)2. J. Albert Faulkner. 


The last term of the year is now well under way at Colby. We have 
assembled all the members of the chapter that were present last term, 
and have with us besides Bro. Meserve, '04, and Bro. Joy, '05. 

Baseball and field athletics are receiving due attention, and it is 
noticed that the interest in tennis has expanded so as to require the 
addition of another court. The chances of the Colby nine are very 
favorable. Bro. Teague, captain, is playing his old position at first 
base. Bro. Meserve is at short stop. Bro. Atchley, captain of the 
second team, expects to play a number of games with his team during 
the season besides giving the 'varsity team some stiff practice. 

The cantata, 'Queen Esther,' will be presented by members of the 
college. May lo, at the city hall, for the benefit of the athletic associa- 
tion. Bro. Teague will take part. 

Of the six men chosen for the freshman prize reading, three were 
Phis, Bros. Cotton, Coy and Frye. 

Waterville, April 25. 1902. BERT O. JONES. 


Since our last letter to The Scroll the baseball season has opened. 
The team this year is with two exceptions new material and has done 
fairly well under the circumstances. Dartmouth has won the tri- 
collegiate track meet from Brown and M. I. T. 

During junior week Shakespeare's * Two Gentlemen of Verona ' was 
presented, with Bro. Sanborn in the part of Julia. 

The chapter house is now completed, and the finishing work in 
grading is now being done. The chapter recently gave its first dance 
in the new house. 

Following are some of the most recent honors falling to the chapter. 
Bro. Wiley has been elected editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth for next 
year, and B o. Scudder has been appointed associate editor. 

One new fraternity has entered here since our last letter. A local 
society, A A S2, has been chartered by X <f». 

Hanover, May 21, 11H)2. Harold H. Scuddkr. 


Since our last letter the university has been the recipient of two very 
valuable gifts. The Frost herbarium, of Brattleboro, and the Pringle 
herbarium, of Charlotte, have been added to that already owned by 
the university. These additions give to Vermont the largest herba- 
rium in the eastern states, with the exception of those at Harvard 
and Columbia. 

Owing to the lateness with which we entered our new gymnasium 
this winter, our basketball team was severely handicapped and unable 
to play its schedule. However, much interest in this phase of college 
athletics was shown in the inter-class games. Phis were in evidence 
on all of the four teams. Bro. Gray, '03, was captain of his class team. 

The baseball season, under the management of Bro. Harvey, *02, 


has opened auspiciously. We have the best team on the diamond 
since 18y(>, and we are looking toward a successful schedule. Bros. 
Abbott, *0.'{, Brooks, '08, and Orton, '04, represent our chapter on the 

Bro. Rice. '02, represented the chapter at the initiation of (Quebec 
Alpha on April o. Bro. H. H. Ward, of the general council, and 
Bro. A. M. McCrillis, vice-president of Alpha province, returned 
with Bro. Rice from Montreal. Their visit to Burlington was very- 
much enjoyed by the chapter. 

Bros. Rice, '02, Munson, '0*J. Cunningham, '04, and Hoyt ( ^';//t>//, 
'90) medical, '02, attended the house warming at Dartmouth on 
March 22. 

Alumni da\' was very pleasantly observed by Vermont Alpha and 
her alumni. The usual reunion was held in the evening, at which 
time genuine <I> A O enthusiasm was expressed, as was shown by a sub- 
scription of Si, 78.') from the active chapter toward a fraternit}' house 
fund . 

Bro. C. W. Baker, '8«i, founder's day orator, was entertained at the 
chapter house during his stay in Burlington. Bro. Baker is always a 
very welcome guest. 

Among the miscellaneous honors falling to Vermont Alpha are the 
following : Bros. Harvey and Peck are commencement speakers ; 
Bro. Munson, class day historian ; Bro. Welch, chairman of the senior 
prom, committee ; Bro. Peck was the vsenior undergraduate speaker on 
founder's day ; Bro. Smith, 'o:>, a member of the junior prom, com- 
mittee ; Bro. Robbins, 'OH, president of the Y. M. C. A.; Bros. Peck, 
'02. and Adams, '03, have won their places on the university debating 
team ; Bro. Adams is also president of the debating club ; Bro. New- 
ton, *0o, is captain of the freshman baseball nine ; Bros. Cunningham, 
'04, and Ward, '05, are on the preliminaries for the Kingsley prize 
speaking ; Bro. Brooks, 'O'J, is captain of the 'varsity basketball team ; 
Bro. Adams, '03, is editor-in-chief of the CyniCy and Bro. Cunning- 
ham, '04, is associate editor. 

Burlington. April 30, 1002. G. E. Robhins. 


On the morning of April 15, the college was saddened to learn of the 
death of Prof. O. M. Fernald, who, since ls72, had been professor of 
Greek in Williams. Prof. Fernald was the senior member of the fac- 
ulty, and his loss will be severely felt, not only because of his ability 
as a teacher, but also of his intimate acquaintance with the 
details of administration. He was a man of quiet, unassuming dis- 
position, but of true worth and genuine fidelity to what he conceived 
to be his duty. 

President-elect Hopkins, whose inauguration will take place on 
June 24, addressed the students for the first time on Tuesday morning. 
April 8. He announced that Mrs. I*rederick V. Thoinp.son would 
build for the college a new chapel in memory of her late husband, 
who gave Williams its three laboratories. As our present chapel is 
by far too small for the needs of the college, this gift is most welcome. 
The site has not yet been selected, nor have plans for the building 
been completed, but it is hoped that work may be begun this summer. 

Our chapter now numbers 2(> men, Charles H. Ward. '03, of, 
N. Y., having recently been initiated. Bro. Ward is business man- 
ager of the IVceklv, sings on the college choir, and is a member of 
the glee and mandolin clubs. At the recent llWklr elections, Bros. 


Crooker, '05, and A. P. Newell, '05, were chosen to the board. Bro. 
Newell has also been elected to the Wesleyan debates. Bro. Ely, '02, 
is a member of the senior promenade committee, and Bro. Northup, 
of the sophomore. Bro. Wills, '02, has received a commencement 
appointment. Bro. Squires, '04, has again broken the college indoor 
record in the pole vault at 10 feet, 8 inches. 

About sixty candidates responded to the call of the manager, Bro. 
Ely, for first outdoor practice on the track. Although it is still rather 
early to make predictions, there is reason to expect a good showing 
in track athletics this year. The team has already begun training for 
the Syracuse meet, which occurs at Williamstown on May 17. Bros. 
McMillan, '03, Squires, '04, and W. A. Newell, '05, are our represen- 
tatives on the track. 

Outdoor baseball practice was delayed by the weather this spring, 
but the team is pulling into shape and gives evidence of making a 
strong fight for the championship, despite the fact that the entire in- 
field, with the exception of first baseman, is made up of new men. 
Up to date only three games of importance have been played. The 
first one of the season, that with Yale, was lost by Williams, but the 
games with Trinity aud Brown were won. Bro. Orr, '03, is on the 
baseball squad. 

We should be glad to welcome any Phis who may visit Williams- 
town this spring, whether on baseball trips or in other ways, and trust 
that no visiting Phi will leave town without at least calling at the 

Williamstown, April 25, 1902. Frederick B. Wills. 


College reopened for the last and shortest term of the year on April 

The college basketball team last term completed its schedule with 
an unbroken string of victories. The teams played were those from 
Dartmouth, Williams, Wesleyan, Holy Cross, Trinity, Massachusetts 
State College and Williston Academy. At the B. A. A. meet held in 
Mechanics' hall, Boston, on February 8, Amherst won first place in 
the one-mile run and in the shot put. Eaton, of Amherst, was second 
in the 40-yard dash, beating Duffy, of Georgetown. Amherst and 
Princeton held a dual athletic meet at Princeton on May 10. Prince- 
ton won with 63 ''2 points to Amherst's 53*2'. In this meet Bro. Smith 
won second place for Amherst in the high jump with the creditable 
record of 5 feet, '^yi, inches. Bro. R. S. Phillips tied for third place in 
the pole-vault, and Bro. Roberts, in the high hurdles, won third place. 
Bro. Morgan ran in the one-mile event. 

On the baseball team Bro. Favour is playing first base and hitting 
the ball in good style, and is displaying much aggressive ability as 
captain of the nine. The whole team is playing with excellent spirit 
and hustle, as is shown by the record of games thus far played. The 
committee of reference, consisting of three alumni from each of the 
three colleges in the triangular baseball league, surprised the college 
world on May 9 by pronouncing Mr. J. F. Kane, of the Amherst Col- 
lege baseball team, debarred from championship games with Williams 
and Wesleyan on account of charges of professionalism brought 
against him by the baseball management in the two named colleges. 
This decision was rendered in the face of written proof to the contrary 
and in direct opposition to the conclusion reached by Amherst's 
facultv in the matter. This act of the committee of reference was the 


culmination of a series of disagreeable incidents that have occurred 
during the past two years and which have served to strain the relations 
existing between the three colleges of the league. While submitting 
to the action of the committee of reference in debarring Kane from 
championship games, Amherst will play him in games with other col- 
leges and in so doing will have the full approval of the Amherst 
faculty, which body is firm in its assurance of Mr. Kane's amateur 
standing. The student body in mass-meeting last night adopted reso- 
lutions to withdraw from the triangular baseball league at the expira- 
tion of the present season. The college has for some time felt that 
the league served to foster rivalry that was unsportsmanlike and non- 
conducive of the spirit that should characterize inter-collegiate 
athletic contests. 

4> A 8 in Amherst has been receiving her share of college honors. 
Bros. Burke and Cadieux, '().*>, and Bro. Legg, '04. were with the glee 
club on its annual trip during the Kaster vacation. Bro. N. C. Phil- 
lips is playing the leading part in the senior dramatics. Bro. Haradon 
was one of only two men who were chosen from the junior class for 
appointment to * B K. Bro. S. B. King was chosen from the senior 
class. These two men with Bro. Trevoy, '()*J, who was appointed last 
year, are the Phis in the thirteen 4» B K men in college. Bro. Keedy, 
'02, is on the Hyde five, whose members speak commencement week. 
Bro. Legg will speak on the sophomore Kellogg five, and Bro. Green- 
away on the freshman Kellogg five. 

At the last exhibition in the gymnasium last term Bro. Turner, '04, 
was announced as college gymnast. On the present student board we 
are represented by Bros. Bixby and Favour. Bro. Roberts is one of 
the editors of the Literary Monthly. Bro. Burke, '03, has been ap- 
pointed a member of the senior dramatics committee for next year, 
and Bro. Clark, '04, was on the chess team which represented Amherst 
against Williams. 

The annual reception of the chapter was held on Wednesday, April 
23, during the afternoon and evening. On the evening of May 17 
was held an informal smoker in commemoration of the founding of 
Massachusetts Beta. 

Amherst. May 20, 11H>2. Chari.ks B. Thompson. 


Since our last letter Brown has received a bequest, in the will of the 
late George L. Liltlefield, by which over ;^400,O00 will come to the 
university, |100.0(H» to be applied to founding a chair in history. The 
site for the John Carter Brown library has been fixed on the position 
now occupied by the St. Stephen's rectory and Merser and Howell, 
two small dormitories. This will complete the line of buildings on 
the middle campus. 

Junior week was this year an un(]ualified success. An innovation 
was the play, 'Our Boys.' given by the new dramatic society, the Sock 
and Buskin. It is now proposed to present the play in Worcester and 
again at Providence, commencement week. 

The baseball season has opened with Brown playing bt-low her 
usual standard ; up to date the bright spots in her record are the 
eleven-inning game lost to Princetr)n, two to one, and the victories 
over Amherst and Dartmouth. In debate we manage<l to defeat Syra- 
cuse ; we meet Dartmouth soon. The track team has suffered by 
graduation of its best men, but we hope to make a creditable showing 


at Boston against Dartmouth and Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, and at the New England inter-collegiate meet at Worcester. 

In all these interests our chapter has done its part. Bro. Abbott, 
'03, has played catcher on the 'varsity until a bad finger caused a 
temporary retirement. Bro. Cox, '03, is assistant manager of the 
team. Bros. Maclntyre and B. H. Buxton are on the sophomore base- 
ball team ; Bros. Powell and Hopkins, on the freshman. Bro. Greene, 
'02, is captain of the track team. Bro. Maclntyre, '04, will debate 
against Dartmouth, but Bro. Gardner, '03, has been obliged to resign 
from the debate because of sickness. 

On the junior week committee Bro. Cox, '03, represented the chap- 
ter, and Bro. Abbott helped run the junior prom. Bro. Buxton, '02, 
had a prominent part in the Sock and Buskin play. Bro. Cottrell was 
a member of the freshman banquet committee. Bro. Buxton has been 
appointed a member of the senior ball committee and will be one of 
the speakers at the class day banquet. Bro. Maclntyre has been 
chosen as one of the speakers for the Carpenter prizes in elocution. 

Our annual mid-winter banquet was held at the Wellington, Febru- 
ary 28. Besides the undergraduate chapter there were present twenty 
alumni, including C. H. Tilley, Amherst, '92, and Dr. W. B Cutts, 
U. of P., '99. George Burdick. 

Providence, May 8, 1902. 


This is the season of the year when collegians seriously turn to 
thoughts of 'exam, week.' For some it will be a crucial test— for 
others a mere pastime. * A 9 has been fortunate at Cornell in having 
so very few of her men ' busted.' 

Cornellians are at present rejoicing over the fact that the conditions 
imposed by John D. Rockefeller in his promise of J2o0,000 have been 
met, and that Cornell is half a million dollars richer. The money 
will be used as follows : $300,0(X) for a hall of physics ; |200,000 for 
a hall of languages. President Schurman has many times expressed 
his desire for these two new buildings, and he is much to be congrat- 
ulated for his success in raising the extra two hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars demanded by Mr. Rockefeller. 

Every one deeply regrets the loss to the university of Prof. H. Morse 
Stephens, who goes to the University of California, and of Prof. H. H. 
Powers, who goes on a lecturing tour. Professor Stephens has always 
shown a great interest in athletics, and has rendered valuable aid to- 
ward the promotion of the scheme to lay out a large athletic field on 
the campus. Such a field has been the goal toward which the ath- 
letic association has for years striven. Now that the goal is about to 
be attained we realize that if we owe this great improvement to one 
man more than another, that man is the one who has said : ' I would 
have this field a place where an}' student might find recreation, at 
any time, and in any way.' 

Our present athletic field was the scene of a severe defeat in base- 
ball, administered by Princeton, May 10. Our team had been playing 
good ball until then, when they went to pieces badly. Since then, 
however, we have beaten Manhattan, which had just previously beaten 
Yale. We have won a glorious victory over Princeton in field and 
track, beating her by a score of 77 to 40 points. This score was a 
surprise to every one, as it had been generally conceded that the 
chances of winning were about even. 

In navy matters Coach Courtney has this year a very difficult task. 


He is called upon to turn out four eights and a four-oared. At pres- 
ent his attention is directed chiefly to the production of two junior 
crews, one to row against Pennsylvania and Columbia on the Schuyl- 
kill river, the other to race the Weld boat club, of Harvard, and the 
Syracuse junior crew at Ithaca. Both races will be rowed on Decora- 
lion day. 

In a former issue of Thk Scrom, it was slated that New York Alpha 
was considering plans for the addition of a dining-room to the chapter 
house. It gives us great pleasure to announce that the dining-room 
is completed and will be formally opened with our annual banquet, 
which has been put off for this occasion. This addition adds greatly 
to the attractiveness of the lodge, and we will be ready to do some 
good rushing next fall. 

New York Alpha extends to all Phis visiting in Ithaca a most hearty 
invitation to call at the lodge, 12'') Edgemoor Lane. 

Ithaca, May iM, 1902. Matthias H. Wki.i.hs. 


The UM)l-2 catalogue, which was recently issued, shows an interest- 
ing growth in the university. In 1S71, the opening year, there were 
four professors and forty-one students. Now there are one hundred 
and sixty professors and instructors and a student body of 1,80<>, an 
increase of one hundred and ninety-three over last year. The college 
of liberal arts leads in the number of students with t»o4 ; the college 
of fine arts has (>77 ; medicine, 128 ; law, 14'>. Eleven different nation- 
alities are represented. The work of the new summer school in charge 
of Prof. Street, head of the department of pedagogy, is outlined and 
announcement made of more liberal options in the entrance require- 
ments for the liberal arts college. New courses will be added next 
year in geology, mineralogy, pedagogy and engineering. The faculty 
of the fine arts college will be strengthened by the addition of several 
new instructors in vocal and instrumental music. Prof. A. C. Flick, 
of the department of European history, left this week for a year's 
study abroad and to secure material for a church history, which he 
contemplates publishing. Prof. II. A. Peck, professor of astronomy, 
is now abroad, but will return in September to resume his work. 

The new athletic governing board has been organized and the vari- 
ous sub-committees named. The election of the four undergraduate 
members to this board brought out an exceptionally large student 
vote, and was the occasion for a most exciting contest. Bro. Low 
was elected as one of the two Junior class representatives, receiving 
the largest vote of the eight junior candidates. 

Increased activity is apparent in all branches of athletics. The 
baseball team, of which Bro. House is captain, plays the first home 
game of the season with Columbia this week. The team is composed 
largely of new material, but despite this there is good reason to be- 
lieve that it will win a majority of the games played. Bro. Sanford, 
'05, is playing first base on the 'varsity. 

A radical shake-up was recently made in the personnel of the crews, 
Coach Sweetland having dropped the captain and two other candi- 
dates for the 'varsity boat, all of whom were members of last year's 
'varsity crew. There will be a regatta on Onondaga lake on Memorial 
day, and two crews will be sent to Poughkeepsie in June. The chap- 
ter is represented on the freshman squad by Bros. Galpin and Russell. 

Interest in track matters this month centered in the interclass meet 
held last Saturday. Three local records were broken in the hammer 


throw, runninjsf high jump and two-mile run. Bros. Twombly, '04, 
and Ralph, '05, won first and second places respectively, in both the 
100- and 220-yard dashes, and Bro. Prouty was a point winner in the 
low hurdles. Bro. C. W. Smith, one of the most promising candi- 
dates, sprained an ankle last week, but, it is expected, will be in shape 
for the dual meets with Columbia and Williams. 

The Onondagati, the junior class publication, was issued before the 
Easter vacation, the first time in years that it has appeared so early. 
It is conceded to be about the best annual thus far published. Bro. 
Edson was editor-in-chief. The business manager was a A K E. 

Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Bro. Justus M. 
ScraflFord, ex-'02, to Miss Frances A. Sager, '01. K K T, on Monday 
morning, April 28. Bros. Edward J. Devine, *91, and S. D. Lewis, 
'00, have lately joined the army of Benedicts. 

The chapter was pleased to receive a visit from Bro. Frank J. R. 
Mitchell, S. G. C, on March 21, while on his way home from New 
York city. The chapter is looking forward with no little pleasure to 
future visits from both national and province officials. 

Syracuse, April 22. 11K)2. GiJY Comfort. 


The spring term opened on April 3. On April 5 the new Gayley lab- 
oratory of chemistry and metallurgy was dedicated. Gayley hall is 
the gift of James Gayley, '7(>. Mr. Gayley is vice-president of the 
steel trust and one of the most successful graduates of recent years. 
The addresses were made by Ira Rerasen, president of Johns Hopkins 
University; President Drown, of Lehigh University, and Prof. Howe, 
of Columbia University. Charles M. Schwab, president of the steel 
trust, and many other prominent men of the steel trust, attended the 
dedicatory exercises. 

Dr. Warfield has announced that ground will soon be broken for a 
new dormitory. It will be located between Blair hall and the Gayley 
laboratory. The name of the donor has not yet been made known. 

It is quite probable that a change will be made in the coaching 
system in athletics next year. Bro. Newton, who has been coaching 
here for the last three years, has signed a three-year contract with 
Lehigh. It is rumored that Bro. Bray, '1)9, is under consideration for 
head coach. He will probably be assisted by Bro. Bachman and other 
Lafayette stars. Bro. V. H. Davis will no doubt help to coach as 
much as possible. He has been recently elected district attorney of 
Northampton county, Pa. 

The musical organization took an extended trip during the Easter 
recess. Bro. Roper led the l)anjo club. Bro. Aldredge was also on 
the banjo club. Bro. Bachman represented us ou the mandolin club, 
and Bro. Iseman on the glee club. 

The baseball team took its annual southern trip during the Easter 
holidays. Our team this year is somewhat stronger than it has been 
the last two seasons. Bro. Hubley, '05, represents us on the team 
and is playing a star game at second base. He will probably be cap- 
tain his senior year. The track team will have meets with Annapolis, 
Lehigh and Bucknell this spring. Bro. Trout represents us on the 
team. Bro. Roper, captain, left college a week ago. His absence 
will greatly weaken the team. He holds the Lafayette mile and half- 
mile records. The junior prom, was a success in every way. We 
were well represented. Bro. Bender, '03, was chairman of the decora- 
tion committee. Bro. Iseman, '02, is leader of the chapel choir. Bros. 


Ponieroy and Aldredge are playing on the freshman baseball team. 
Bro. Render, '03, is the president of the Washington literary society. 

Bro. Richards, \S7, of South Easton, has been recently appointed a 
member of the United States pension examining board of Easton, Pa. 

Easton. April L'8, 1902. A. L. Mykrs. 


Alumni day was observed by the chapter with a very interesting pro- 
gram, and a congratulatory message was sent to Father Morrison. 

The baseball season has begun, and three games have already been 
played, all of which have been victories for Gettysburg. * A 9 is rep- 
resented on the team bv Bro. Floto. 

The senior class of the United States Military Academy at West 
Point visited the battlefield recently, and fraternity men seemed to be 
well represented among the number. 4> A 6 had three representatives. 
Cadets McCain of Mississippi Alpha, Bell of Pennsylvania Gamma, 
and Hinrichs of New York Delta. They paid the chapter a very 
pleasant visit. 

We regret to say that John Bigham, pledged, of the preparatory de- 
partment, has left college. 

Gettysburg, April 28, 1902. Maurick H. FloTo. 


The end of the winter term brought to a close the most successful 
basketball season Allegheny ever liad. Thirteen games were played 
in all, twelve of which resulted in victories. The defeated teams 
represented such schools as W. R. U., Hiram and Bucknell. During 
the season Allegheny made 497 points to 224 by her opponents. Alle- 
gheny succeeded in winning the inter-collegiate championship of 
western Pennsylvania with four straight victories. This is the only 
time the winning team ever accomplished such a feat. Pennsylvania 
Delta contributed not a liltle to this success, in that she was repre- 
sented on the team by Bro. Merrill as manager, Bro. I/ampe as capti'un 
and center, and Bros. Turner and Allen as forwards. 

The baseball season is now on. Two games have been played and 
won to date. Last Thursday we defeated the strong W. and J. team, 
12 to S. Bro. Turner is captain and Bro. Griffith a pitcher. 

But we are not active in athletics alone. Bro. Freeman won the 
Farson oration contest last week. This entitles Bro. Freeman to rep- 
resent Allegheny in the contest of the tri-state inter-collegiate ora- 
torical association, to be held here on May 14. In regard to the Far- 
son contest, it is worthy of notice in passing that in five years this 
contest has been won four times by Phis. 

Some little trouble had been brewing for about a year between the 
fraternities at Allegheny. The final result is that after a regular 
trial * r A has been suspended by the Pan-Hellenic association. This 
means that the}* shall have no part in any of the literary activities of 
the college, and also that they are prohibited from the annual Pan- 
Hellenic banquet. As a result of the vacancy in the Kaldrou board, 
Bro. Lampe has been appointed editor-in-chief. Bro. Griffith is busi- 
ness manager and Bro. Hayes assistant. 

Our chapter is now nineteen strong. Bro. Bird has returned to col- 
lege and w»ill be graduated with this year's class. It is with pleasure 
that we announce the initiation of Charles M. Freeman. Bro. Free- 
man is a junior and is manager of next year's football team. 

MeadviUe, May 1, 1902. ' Vracy T. Allhn. 



After a brief recess college opened for the spring term April 1. Great 
activity is being manifested in every branch of athletics. The base- 
ball team, under the efficient care of Coach Hutchinson, is fast round- 
ing into shape for the first game of the season -with Albright next 
Saturday. An excellent schedule has been arranged, and the outlook 
for a strong team is bright. Thus far * A 6 has been represented on 
the team by Bro. Shiffer, who also played half-back on the football 
team, and Bro. Gordon, of last year's nine. 

The candidates for the track team are also showing up very favora- 
bly. Bro. Appleman, captain of this year's team, and Coach Hutch- 
inson are working faithfully to develop a good team. Bro. Appleman 
and Bro. Everhart, who ran on last year's relay team, are promising 
candidates for the same team this year. 

The musical organizations this year are the best the college has 
turned out for several years. Several short trips were taken during 
the winter term. The greatest musical event of the winter was the 
joint concert by our clubs, together with those of the University of 
Pennsylvania, given on February 21, in the Carlisle opera house. The 
concert was a rare treat and a marked success in every respect. It 
afforded us much pleasure to entertain Bro. Wyeth, of Pennsylvania 
Zeta, under whose management the university clubs were brought to 

The basketball team has closed a creditable season, in which ^ A 6 
was represented by Bro. Robert Stuart. One of the most exciting 
games of the season was the one between '04 and '05, the latter win- 
ning, 11 9. Bros. Raab, R. Smith and Meek represented 4> A 8 in 
that game. 

Bro. Swift, '04, has been elected editor-in-chief of the *04 Micro- 
cosm. Bro. L. Smith, through the recent contest, has become an assist- 
ant editor on the staff of the Dickinsonian. During the winter term 
Bros. Malick, II. Stuart, Meek and Baker took part on the programs 
of the literary society anniversaries. 

We regret very much to note the withdrawal of Bro. Herman Smith, 
'04, from college ; he has left in order to enter the Baltimore College 
of Surgery. 

On February 7 K S established a chapter at Dickinson, and twelve 
men were initiated. The chapter is known as the Beta Pi. 

We held our alumni day banquet on March 17, on which occasion 
Bro. J. Frey Gilroy, of Scranton, officiated as toastmaster. The evening 
was one filled with profit as well as pleasure for all. The toast on 
' Father Morrison,' responded to by Bro. Gordon, and the one on 'The 
Duty of Alumni Clubs to College Chapters,' responded to by Bro. Ma- 
lick, should receive special mention. Phi spirit, interspersed with 
music and song, ran high until the early hours of the morning. There 
were present beside our own chapter Bros. Hagertv, Lafa\ettt\ '81; 
Horner, Lafavcttt\'^A\ Landis, '91; vStephens. '92; Whiting. '89; Presby. 
'01; Gilroy, '9'); Loose, '01; Smucker, '01; Turner, La/ayette; Si^rr^XX, 
'00; Shiffer, '01; Hamblin, -01. 

During the past term we were pleased to receive visits from Bros. 

* Following is a key to the Dickinson picture, reading in each case from left to 
right: Back row—