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1. Maytie M. Kesinger. 

2. Edna E. Conn. 

3. J. A. Siarkvveather. 

4. Bertha F. Osiborn. 

5. Nelle Barker. 

6. Ziila V. Parker. 

7. W. H. F. Jones. 

8. Dow S. Biirdick. 

9. Sidney O. Jones. 

10. Chas. P. Clark. 

11. Edward L. James. 

12. Bertha Thacker. 
1.5. Olive B. Christy. 

14. Leila M. Clark. 

15. William W. Greene. 


31. Logan D. Trent. 

32. Chas. E. Henry. 

33. Maida M. McConnick. 
3). Fritz Resevsky. 

35. John J. Eldred. 

36. Florence Ada Wells. 

37. Arthur L. Wood. 

38. Sallie C. Hardwick. 

39. T. Harley Marsh. 

40. Georf!e E. Heal. 

41. Flora E. Tilton. 

42. Frank F. Loveless. 

43. Minnie A. Wells. 

44. Leonard C. Trent. 

16. W. Edw. Raftety. 

17. Breese Glass. 

18. Alyce M. Swisher. 

19. William S. Eldred. 

20. D ira Stroud. 

21. Roscoe B. Favoriglit. 

22. Ettie W. .vlarsh. 

23. Oliver W. Sanders. 

24. Clive Yeager, 

25. Ola K. Livermore. 

26. James E. Lemar. 

27. Harry J. Tietsort. 

28. Frances E. Coulter. 

29. Barnett D. S. Wyllie. 

30. Genevieve Webster. 

45. Samuel G. Cook. 

46. John O. Guthrie. 

47. George Herrin. 

48. Percy O. Enslow. 

49. Hugh y. Morton. 

50. Emma O. Ford. 

51. John B. Webb. 

52. Laura B. Guthrie. 

53. Bertha Stroud. 

54. Howard F. Jones. 

55. A. A. Benfield. 

56. George C. Cutler. 

57. Chas. K. Swain. 

58. Eva J. Ruyle. 

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Secretary of the History Committee of Alpha Zeta Society. 

O f'urposi- high in the lu-art of youth, 

O mission great to In- seekers of Truth ! 

They have lived and wrought from the dawn of Time.— 

They have wa/cened the earth to life sul'lime. 

O youth, lohtitever thy name may he. 
Thou art one of these in the Old A. '/.. 

— [C. A. HoBBS, Class of 'bq. 



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list ot pi^Us:. 

The Alpha Zeta of To-Day, 

Interior of College Chapel, 

Rev. John M. Peck, D. D., 

Benjamin Shurtleff, M. D., 

Shurtleff College Buildings, 

Rev. Erastus Adkins, D. D., 

Presidents' Group No. i. 

Presidents' Group No. 2, 

Presidents' Group No. 3, 

Presidents' Group No. 4, 

Presidents' Group No. 5, 

Presidents' CJroup No. 6, 

Presidents' Group No. 7, 

Alpha Zeta in 1870, 

Shurtleff's First Girls, 

Presidents' Group No. 8, 

Presidents' Group No. 9, 

Presidents' Group No. 10, 

Presidents' Group No. 11, 

Presidents' Group No. 12, 

Dr. and Mrs. Justus Bulkley, 

Alpha Zeta Hall, 

Miss Maida M. McCormick, 

Old-Time Professors, 

Old-Time Honorary Members, 

The Present Faculty, 

Recent Honorary Members, 

A Group of Notable Alpha Zetan 

Plate "A," 

Plate "B," 

Plate "C," 

Plate ' D," . 

Plate "E," 

The Parker Family, 

Plate "F," 

The Tomlinson Family, 

Plate "G," 

Plate "H," 

Plate "I." 

A Group of Our Soldiers 

Grave of John M Hobbs, 
















Preface, ..... 

Introductio.v, .... 

History — Ch.\p. I. Beginnings, 

Ch.\p. II. Early History, 

Ch.\p. III. Other Literary Societies, 

Ch.\p. IV. Ante-Bellum Progress, 

Chap. V. An Era of Intense Activity 

Chap. VI. Advent of the Fair Sex, 

Chap. VII. Broader Culture and Social Growth 

Chap. VIII. Alpha Zeta Up to Date, 

A Birthday Poe.m, ...... 

List of Presidents, ..... 

Honorary Members, ..... 

General Roster, (with biographical sketches) 

Our Soldier Boys, ...... 

Our Foreign Missionaries, .... 

Appendix, ....... 


























M Ptriefctce. 


T IFE is a very breatli in its brevity, and lie does well who strives in full 
realization of the fact; but he surely errs who deems the span too 
brief for an occasional glance of retrospect. There is profit in the contem- 
plation of that which has gone before — in a moment's withdrawal from the 
busy struggling turmoil, to indulge a thought of the past, so rich in lessons 
for present and future guidance. Thus is character broadened and strength- 
ened, and useful knowledge gained. History has ever been a most fruitful 
field of investigation. Even amid the tense and varied activities of college 
life the study of history has its place. Noting the efforts and the successes 
of the manly men who have preceded us, we are roused to greater realiza- 
tion of the value of life and inspiration to act well our part. We are lifted 
to a higher plane- We are brought into touch with a host of lives and reap 
the benefit of their experiences, learning the heights tf) strive for and the 
pitfalls to avoid. 

It is one of the immutable laws of God that work must precede worth. 
Toil develops men as nothing else can. The pioneer institution of higher 
learning in the West has naturally been to a very large extent the eilucator 
of the poor and the struggling — young men determint'd to hew out for them- 
selves at whatever cost an education and a career. It is likewise true that 
the record of the pioneer literary society oi the West is a record of the sort 
of struggle which fits young men to take their part in life. Many is the 
youth who has come from the plow and hoe to Shurtleff College, and there 
plowed and hoed again in the hard clay of adverse circumstance 'til he at 
last attained the magnificent fruition springing from a mind-soil well tilled 

and enriched. And many a college graduate who has become successful 
in professional or business life, has said that his literary society work, with 
its educative power and its quickening of the ability to express oneself, was 
fully as valuable to him as the training received in the class-room. The 
literary society occupies a most responsible sphere of usefulness, for upon 
the development of correct and noble literary taste and culture more than 
anything else depends the uplifting and refinement of a man or a nation. 
There is more than one youth whose first appearance upon Alpha Zeta's 
rostrum was a miserable failure, yet withal a magnificent success, as it 
inspired within him the determination that he would never yield to despair 
as long as he could work, and who by steady grinding toil has gained a 
reach of thought and a power of persuasion which in legislative hall, in 
metropolitan pulpit, or on the far off mission field, have helped to mould for 
truth and righteousness the life of a world. While our fifty years show 
little of worldly glitter or gaudy display, they do show men, such as rule 
the world and rule it well. Alpha Zeta's life is a half century of growth 
and development. We are stronger to-day than ever before, and as we 
consider the past with its struggles and victories we are inspired to nobler, 
holier living and stronger and more earnest effort to raise still higher the 
standard of Shurtleff's literary attainment, and of literary attainment 
throughout the West as far as her ever-widening influence shall extend. 
A good history is tlie best prophecy. 

This book is designed to furnish in convenient form the record of the 
Alpha Zeta Society's life and the livesof her members since leaving the dear 
old Hall. Here we were brothers and sisters, but our ways have separated. 
Since we parted, life has changed from rosy morn to sunny noon or peace- 
ful twiligiit. Yet shall we not in an occasional hour of rest and meditation 
find both pleasure and profit in gazing into so many dear and familiar faces 
of the past, treading the memory- land of merry college days, speaking again 
from the old rostrum, and recalling in sweet reverie the happiest years and 
experiences of our lives? Is it not a satisfaction to learn definitely the 
present locations of our old college and society chums who are still "in the 
land of the living" — what they have become and done in the world and 

"How kindly Fate has dealt with them 
Since cruel Time has intervened ? " 

We believe that this volume possesses some value as a reference book, 
and will help us to realize better the meaning of the apothegm, "/ am an 

Alpha Zetan,'' but it will fully have accomplished its mission if it help to 
foster and perpetuate in the he.arts of the past, present and future Alpha 
Zetans a deeper spirit of frateriiit.\^ and a crrt'ater Ionc for truth, which is 
only of God; binding toy[ether in closer heart-ties the members of this 
Society, whose object is truth and its expression, and whose past is rich in 
the development of those thiivjs which form true life and cliaiacter; causing 
us to vitally realize that the broadest and best life is that of sympathizing 

Quite a nuniber of attempts ha\e been made' in the past to preserve- 
the history of our Society in proper form, but our Annual of 1<S7(J represents 
all that was ever accomplished in this direction. The preparation of our 
Semi-Centennial History was begun at the suggestion of Mr. Henry E. 
Mills, now of San Diego, Cal., and the enthusiastic encouragement of our 
old members, as expressed in conversations and in the hundreds of letters 
we have received, indicates very clearly that this Histor\- tills a want long 
felt among Shurtleff men and women. 

All history is but a huge crazy-quilt, and the history of a literary society 
is no exception to the rule. We can of course scarcely do more in this work 
than give a series of snapshot photographs, as it were, of the various lights 
and shadows of the fifty years of our society life- We have tried, however, 
to make as connected a narrati\'e as possible, written up from the stand- 
point of the actor rather than the on-Iooker. Our task has been much 
larger than we had anticipated, and the difficulties attending it have been 
very great indeed. The minutes prior to ISS.^ are lost, and we were C(tm- 
pelled to pick up the early data from various sources. iJr. J. Bulkley, Mr. 
S. G. Russell, Col. A. F. Kodgers and a few others have assisted us consid- 
erably in the way of personal reminiscence, but the greater part of the 
information not obtained from our records — both of earlier and Inter years — 
has been secured in small bits from different persons. Yet despite many 
serious difficulties our laborious task is now completed, our members traced 
up as well as we could hope to trace them, and we at last have the satisfac- 
tion of presenting to the public a history which is as accurate as possible, 
and we believe worthy o\ our Society and our College. When our members 
and friends have perused this vokune and considered how interminably such 
work may spin out, we trustthey will forgive us for the delay in publication. 

The General Roster, giving a complete list of our active members from 
the beginning, is an important feature of this work. In the biographical 

sketches, which are prepared with the utmost care, we have not as a rule 
traced the subjects very far hack of their birth or expatiated on their illus- 
trious ancestry, but have ajven merely brief and accurate life-pictures, 
throwing very few literary bouquets. We have, however, tried to give in 
this List the correct titles and degrees, and trust we have not omitted any. 
In case of graduation from Shurtleff, mention is made of the fact. We 
trust the Soldier Boy Department will be of general interest, though well 
aware that is very far from complete. While we were obliged to omit the 
contemplated Roll of Honor, and regret that limited space has necessi- 
tated comparatively few words of praise, yet we wish to state that where 
such words are bestowed, we have drawn no distinction between the living 
and the dead, believing with Dr. Henson, of Chicago, ihat one of the needs 
of the age is "more taffy and less epitaphy." 

As is indicated on our title-page, the preparation of this volume has 
been almost entirely the work of our Secretary, who, in the determination 
that the enterprise should succeed when only debt and defeat stared us 
in the face, dropped his studies in College and for months devoted his 
undivided attention to the History, securing financial backing, conducting 
the correspondence, and compiling the historical sketch and the various 
departments. We can not express in fitting language our gratitude to 
the hundreds of loyal members of Alpha Zeta and the host of outside 
friends who have aided us so splendidly by their words pf sympathy 
and encouragement, their advice and suggestions, their cordial responses to 
our requests for information, the loaning of photographs for engravings, and 
furnishing items of history and biography. We could never have brought 
this work to a successful conclusion without the magnificent support of our 
guarantors who have so generously stood behind this enterprise financially. 
Our thanks are also due especially to Mr. Henry A. Warne, of Kenwood, 
N. Y., and Dr. C. A. Hobbs, of Delavan, Wis., for material furnished; 
and to Mrs. John Leverett, of Upper Alton, 111., for her kind assistance in 
the work of designing our plates. 

The plates of half-tones were made from a varied assortment of photo- 
graphs, some of them possessing distinct archaeological value, and hence 
the engravings are in a few cases (as for example, that of Prof. Geo. B. 
Dodge, page 175) necessarily imperfect. We must say, however, that 
our engravers, Messrs. Sanders Co., St. Louis, have in this difficult task 
proved that they are masters of their art, and also shown us every kindly 

courtesy. The frontispiece is worthy of attention as something; rather neat 
and original. Much credit is due Mr. W. H. Wiseman, our Alton photog- 
rapher, who made all the indi\idual photographs for this bouquet picture, 
and with our direction did the work of grouping. Fiftyei^ht we consider a 
fair representation out of the seventy-five present members. 

It must be carefully noted that below the engravinjis of active members, 
in the List of Presidents, and elsewhere, the Vi'iir of joining is placed after 
the members' respective names. Thus, "John B. Jackson, '49,'' "Smiley N. 
Chambers, '66," "Nellie G. Scott, '88," indicate that these members 
joined Alpha Zeta in '49-50. '66-7, and '88 9, respectively. Where the 
class of graduation from the College is mentioned it is invariably so desig- 
nated, as for instance. "Henry E. Mills, of the Class of '69." 

Our Shurtleff printers. Messrs. Melling & Gaskins. give us top-notch 
service always. Their work speaks eloquently for itself, and is as neat a 
bit of typography as could be obtained anywhere in the West. 
Faithfully and fraternally yoiu's, 

History Coniniittec of llw Alplia Zcta Society. 

Shurtlkff College. l'/>per A'.tnn. III.. Jini,- /, /.'\o.S'. 


ixtfo&iictioit. m 


T^HE lite of the Alpha Zeta Society of Shurtleff College is closely linked 
vvitli the longer, larger life of the Institution to which it is so valuable 
an adjunct, and by way of introduction we can do no better than to give our 
readers at least a brief sketch of the old College so dear to the heart of 
every loyal Alpha Zetan. Old Shurtleff, "built upon the sacrificial bones 
of devoted men,'' has lived through pioneer days to witness the onward 
march of civilization, until the West has receded westward and this State 
can proudly claim the second largest city in America; until refinement, cul- 
ture and learning abound where but a couple of generations ago the bear 
and bison roamed at will and bloodthirsty savages held undisputed sway 
over virgin forest and prairie. Who can say what a large part of this devel- 
opment of the Great West has been due, directly or indirectly, to the 
strong, solid, earnest educational life of Old Shurtleff! 

The following historical sketch of the College was prepared by Dr. 
Justus Bulkley, and by him read upon the occasion of our Seventieth 
Annual Commencement, June, 1897: 

In May, 1817, the board of the Baptist Triennial Convention appointed 
J. M. Peck and James E. Welch, missionaries to the Missouri Territory. 
On July 25 following, Mr. Peck, with a wife and three small children began 
his journey of 1,200 miles, in a one-horse covered wagon. After more than 
four months' toilsome and dangerous traveling, he reached St. Louis, Dec. 
1, 1817, then a small village, and as he expressed it, "a land of darkneSs." 
After three years of unremitting labor, attended with many successes and 


IoLMM-.i; 01 KoCK Sl'KlNO Si:MlNAKV. 

defeats, for some reason it was thought best to dissolve the connection 
between these missionaries and the Triennial Convention, and July*), 1820, 
they received a letter from the secretary stating that their mission was 
closed. The reasons given for this acton the part of the Triennial Con- 
vention were, the want of ample funds for its vigorous prosecution; a sup- 
position on the part of the board that this region would be soon suffering by 
the immigration into it of preachers from the Middle and Eastern States, and 
the opposition in the West. Mr. Peck was directed as speedily as practica- 
ble to remove to Fort Wayne and join Rev. Mr. McCoy in his labor among 
the Indians. He did not comply. Two years later, in April, 1.S22, Dr. Peck- 
removed with his family to Pock Spring, Illinois, which henceforth became 
his home and the center of his multiplied labors until his earthl\- mission 
was ended. 


Before Dr. Peck came West a part of his cherished plans was to estab- 
lish a seminary for the common and the higher branches of education. 
Hence we find in his journal under February, 1819, these statements: "It 
has been in our plan at first, even before we left Philadelphia for this 
region, to establish a seminary for the common and higher branches of edu- 
cation, and especially for the training of school teacheis and aiding the 
preachers now in office, or who may hereafter be brought forth in tlu- 
churches." . . . "Our aim was not to establish a regular theological 
institution, or to lay the foundation and build up a college. The writer 
never had the gift of anticipating and attempting great things. It has been 
his rule through life to do wlu.t he could tor the present, trusting to Pro\i- 
dence for the future.'' 

For the purpose of securing a proper location for his seminarx', Dr. 
Peck, under the same date, informs us that he visited several places within 
fifty miles of St. Louis, among them St. Charles. Mo., and Alton, III. In 
1817 Hon. Hufus Haston had laid out a town at Alton and giwn it its name 
after his son, Alton R. Haston. I quote from Dr. Peck's diary: "The 
late Hon. Rufus Easton, of St. Louis, who had become interested in the 
landed property projected as the site of Alton City, exacted the promise 
that we should not decide on our location until we had visited and explored 
that site— or rather the village now known as Upper Alton, two and a half 
miles in the rear, on elevated and lu-althx' ground.'' For some reason Dr. 

Peck was not suff-'iciently pleased with this locaHty to select it as the site 
of his school, and he asserts that "it was three or four years before 1 again 
visited Upper Alton." Meantime lie selected Rock Spring as the location 
for the intended seminary, in 1826 he made his first visit to the Eastern 
States, traveled there nine months, explained and advocated his plans, and 
obtained help to the amount of $750. hi 1827, seventy years ago, his 
school was founded. 

It opened with twenty-five students and in a few weeks the number 
increased to 100. But the location was an unfortunate one. It was in the 
country eighteen miles east of East St. Louis. There was no way to 
reach it except by stage, as it was on the stage route from St. Louis to 
Vincennes, Ind., and Louisville, Ky. As a result it suspended in 1831. it 
is not my purpose to-day to determine whether the honor of founding 
Shurtleff College belongs to Dr. John M. Peck, to Rev. Hubbel Looniis, to 
Dr. Benjamin F. Edwards, or to Dr. Jonathan Going, or others. These 
are, 1 think, substantially the facts: in June, 1831, Rev. Jonathan 
Going, of Worcester, Mass., was sent by Baptists in the East to look after 
the interests of education connected with our denomination in the West. 
He visited Illinois with a view to aiding in the permanent establishment 
of an institution of learning whose priinary design should be the education 
of the rising ministry of that great Western valley. In company with Dr. 
Peck and Dr. Benjamin F. Edwards, of Edwardsville, he visited Upper Alton. 
The question of the permanent location of the institution was warmly 
discussed. Dr. Peck, with his characteristic perseverance and determina- 
tion, strenuously contended that Rock Spring Seminary should continue to 
receive the co-operation and material aid of the denomination in the East 
and thus afford increased facilities for supplying the demands for liberal 
education. Dr. Edwards, on the other hand, who was a trustee and a warm 
friend of Rock Spring Seminary, had become perfectly satisfied before the 
visit of Dr. Going in 1831, that Rock Spring did not possess the natural ad- 
vantages requisite to make it the site for such an institution of learning. 
He had already expressed his preference for its location in what is now 
Middle Alton, and in the teeth of decided opposition from strong and earnest 
brethren of his own church at Edwardsville (then a very strongchurch), he 
had used his influence in favor of its removal to Alton. At this time there 
resided in Alton and its immediate vicinity a number of liberal-minded and 

lariif -hearted gentlemen, wlinse attention had already been directed to the 
importance and necessity ol such a school at tiiis point. And they had al- 
ready taken incipient measures to found here an institution ot learning which 
they hoped would develop into a college. These incipient measures had not, 
however, taken det'mite shape previous to the arrival ot Dr. Goin^i in 1831. 
The doctor, with far-reaching sagacity, unbiased by local preferences and 
prejudices, took in the situation at a glance, and became satisfied that 
Alton possessed advantages afforded by no other point in the West, being 
located on free st)il, and near the junction of three ;:reat ri\LTs, the main 
channels of trade, travel, and national communication before the days of 
railroads. It is asserted that after consultation with Dr. Peck, Benjamin F. 
Edwards, Wm. Manning, Geo. Smith, Stephen Griggs and perhaps others, 
the very spot upon which our college now stands was selected by Dr. 
Going as the site for the seminary, provided the title to the land could be 


The title to the land was secured through the agency of Go\-. Ninian 
Edwards, and on June 4, 1832, Alton Seminary was established by the 
organization of a Board of Trustees, consisting of Benjamin F. Fdwards, 
Hubbel Loomis, Enoch Long, William Manning and Stepiien Griggs. How 
long the opposition of Dr. Peck continued, I cannot determine, but it is a 
singular fact that his school closed in 1831, and that with his wonderful 
interest in education, and indomitable energy of character, he did not be- 
come a member of the Board of Trustees of Alton Seminary until March 6, 
1835. This is the record at a meeting March 6. 1S3S: "Voted that John 
M. Peck, George Hoskin and Albert W. Cavarly be added to the Board of 
Trustees." And yet Dr. B. F. Edwards, the last survivor of the Rock 
Spring board, a member of the Alton Seminar>- board in June, 1832. and 
chairman of the meeting in which this new organization was effected, sa\'s: 
"Rock Spring Seminary was removed to Upper Alton and there continued 
as Alton Seminary, and it was definitelv underst )od because ot a previous 
arrangement to remove, that this was to be done when the new location 
at Upper Alton was decided upon and the new organization there 
was formed." From all the facts as I gather them, it seems to me 
not unjust to regard all these men as entitled to the credit of establishing 
this Institution, while it is perfectly proper to regard Rock Spring Seminary 
as the germ out of which, by a process of evolution, Shurtlell College was 

developed, and hence perfectly proper to regard this as the seventieth an- 
niversary of the College. 

The seminary thus originated was put under the direct and almost 
ex'clusive control of Rev. Hubbel Loomis, who from June, 1832, until his 
resignation in June, 1836, was entrusted with its interests, even to the 
employment of assistants. During his administration there were educated 
such men as Elias R. Fort, John Rogers and Noah Flood, of Missouri; Elihu 
J. Palmer, of Illinois; J. M. Frost, of Kentucky, and Samuel Baker, D. D., 
from England. 


On the very day that the board of trustees was organized, June 4, 
1832, arrangements were made to purchase 362 acres of land, embracing a 
tract of 122 acres upon which the College now stands, and three eighty- 
acre tracts entered by Mr. Loomis and held in trust by him for the College. 
In March, 1833, a charter was granted by the state legislature incorporating 
the seven gentlemen who were named as "The Trustees of Alton College 
of Illinois." In this charter it was provided that no particular religious faith 
should ever be required of those who became its trustees; that no professor 
of theology should ever be employed as a teacher in the College, and that 
no theological department should ever be connected therewith, on the pen- 
alty of forfeiture of the charter. The charter was not accepted. The 
trustees of Alton Seminary were not to be baffled by this unfriendly legis- 
lation. They resolved to push their enterprise and bide their time. In 
January, 1835, they determined to attempt to raise $25,000, and hoped to 
raise ^20,000 of it in the East. Early in the year Dr. Peck undertook this 
gigantic enterprise. After meeting the Triennial Convention in Richmond, 
he visited Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Providence and other cities. 
He was gone until November 18, traveling 5,260 miles. He secured the 
$20,000, $10,000 of which came from Dr. Benjamin Shurtleff, of Boston, on 
certain conditions, one of which was that the institution should bear his 
name. While Dr. Peck was thus at work in the East, Hon. Cyrus Edwards 
was at work in the Illinois legislature. By dint of immense labor and log- 
rolling, combining the educational interests of other portions of the State, 
and of other denominations, he with others procured a college charter. The 
bill under which the charter was granted was sufficiently liberal in its pro- 
visions to permit the establishment of any number of colleges, under the 
control of any religious denomination. In this charter, however, the offen- 



sive feature prohibiting^ a tlu'uloyieal department was retained. This 
LJiarter, thou^ih distasteful, was accepted, and the trustees of the seminary, 
without dissolviiiiZ their mutual co\'enant, became the board of trustees of 
Alton College of Illinois. Their property was transferred to the new insti- 
tution, except fifty acres of land which they reserved for the education of 
the ministry, together with such other gifts as had been made f(»r that 
especial purpose. In doing this they passed the resolution "That it is and 
shall ever continue to be a prominent object to aid in the education of young 
men of genuine piet\', di'signed for the gospel ministry in this section of 
the valley of the Mississippi." Of this board of trustees Ke\-. Hubbrl 
Loomis was chosen prosideiit and Stephen Griggs secretary. 


In January, 1836, in consequence of the gift of SlO,000 by Benjamin 
Sliurtleff, M. U., of Boston, Mass., the name of the institution was changed 
to Shurtleff College, of Alton, Illinois, the nanie it bears to-day. In Feb- 
ruary, 1841. the legislature repealed that part of the charter forbidding a 
theological department, and permitted the trustees to establish "additional 
departments for the study of any or all of the liberal professions." Imme- 
diately after the repeal of this offensive article the board of the seminary 
transferred to the trustees of the college all the property it had secured by 
gift or purchase lor theological purposes. 


The first building erected was the academic hall. It was built of brick 
and was two stories high. On the first floor were the chapel and library; 
on the second floor were two rows of small, low, dark, ill-constructed, poorly 
ventilated rooms, used by the students as dormitories. These two rows 
of rooms were separated by a dark hall, extending the entire length of the 
building. The heating apparatus was unique if not admirable, bach r(»om 
had a stove. All the pipes from the several lonms passed over the door ot 
each room into the hall, where they were joined to a larger pipe which 
extended the entire distance of the hall a few inches above yovu' head, and 
which entered the chimney at the extreme south end. The smoke trom 
these several pipes at times was like the smoke ot a furnace and absolutely 
refused to pursue the channel provided for it, but with the most unblushing 
effrontery and pertinacity persisted in returning to the room whence it orig- 
inated and taking up its permanent abode with such of the students as 

desired to study. 1 occupied one of those rooms for a season and found it 
anything but a delight. This building lias since been remodeled- The 
upper story has been removed and it now furnishes a place for our library. 

The second building was of stone, it occupied the site of the present 
residence of Dr. Clarke. It was a main building with two wings. The 
basement contained a large dining-hall and two kitchens. The second story, 
with the wings, contained two suites of rooms for families. The third story 
contained a number of students' rooms or dormitories. It was built at a 
cost of $4,300. The trustees gave it the modest name of Seminary Hall 
and Refectory. This building, with the grounds, was sold to Herman C. 
Cole, of Chester, Illinois, who tore down the building and erected on its 
site the elegant residence of Dr. Clarke. 

The third building was the present college dormitory. it is built of 
brick with stone foundations. it is four stories high, and had originally 
sixteen rooms for students on each floor. Under Dr. Kendrick's adminis- 
tration was built our new Chapel, our Annex for ladiesand our Gymnasium. 


The primary design of the founders of Shurtleff College was to provide 
for the most thorough and liberal instruction, literary, scientific, classical, 
and theological, of the Baptist ministry in this Western valley, at the same 
time providing similar facilities for the young of all classes who would avail 
themselves of these privileges. This object of ministerial culture has been 
kept steadily in view under every administration of the College. While in 
the academic, scientific and classical departments, denominational peculi- 
arities have no place and can have none, yet so thoroughly are the Baptists 
imbued with the idea not only of making it a Christian college of the most 
pronounced type, but also of keeping it under denominational control, that 
during all the past, with very few exceptions, all of its presidents, profes- 
sors and instructors have been earnest members of Baptist churches. 
During almost its entire history its teachers have been a unit in policy and 
principles. The result has been that the moral character of the school has 
ever been of the highest order, and never higher than to-day. 

While ministerial education was the chief aim of the founders of the 
school, a distinct theological department was not established until June, 
1863, Then, without a dollar to endow a theological professorship, trem- 
bling with the most anxious solicitude, but with ear reverently upturned to 

catch the whisperings of di\iiie Providence, tlie trustees beheved that they 
distinctly heard the voice of God comniandinii them to go forward. When 
the school opened the following September, quite a large class of young 
ministers presented themselves for a course of theological instruction. 
Rev. E. C. Mitchell, of Rockford, Illinois, was elected as professor of bibli- 
cal studies and sacred rhetoric, and a junior theological class organized. So 
pressing was the labor crowding upon tiiis department that your speaker, 
who was then pastor of the Upper Alton Baptist Church, consented for the 
time being to give gratuitous instruction in the department of ecclesiastical 
history and church polity. June 8, 1864, Rev. R. H. Pattison, D. D., 
was called to the chair of systematic theology, and in September, 
at the opening of the college-year, he was on the ground, and measures 
were taken immediately to secure endowment funds for the theological de- 
partment, which were wonderfully successful. Whatever may be done in 
the future, the past is assured, and large numbers have gone forth to bless 
the world and extend the boundaries of the Zioii o\ our God. 


It would be dittlcull, it not impossible, to do justice to all who ha\e 
generously and in many instances with great liberality contributed to the 
general or special funds of the institution. To severe trials Shurtleff has 
not been a stranger. Yet tliese very trials in many instances have been a 
blessing, not a curse. I have already referred to Ur. Peck's second 
visit to the Eastern States in 1835 when Dr. Shurtleff donated SIO.OOO and 
$10,000 more was secured from other persons. Then Hon. Cyrus Edwards 
gave to the College, as the foundation of the Edwards professorship (»f 
mathematics and natural philosophy, a valuable tract of land from which 
about SlO,000 was realized. Elijah Gove and wife, of Quincy, gave an 
aggregate of $25,000, then each by will left a large amount, making a total 
of $60,000 or $80,000. H. N. Kendall, of Upper Alton, gave from $10,000 
to $12,000; Dr. E. Marsh at one time $5,000, besides smaller sums; J. L. 
Blair, a similar amount; Mrs. Stephen Griggs, $6,000; Elias S. Converse, 
of Boston, $5,000. David Pierson, of Carrollton, Major Hunter and Richard 
Flagg, of Alton; I. O. Pierce and D. J. Hancock, of St. Louis; Rev. Mr. 
PuUiam, of Belleville; ScUiuiel Wood, of Morgan county; E. G. Miner, of 
Winchester, and many others, ha\e been large contributors. Besides 
these large amounts, donations varying from $1,000 downward have been 

given by scores who lacked only the ability to have been numbered with 
the largest benefactors of the College. No college can accomplish its 
mission without large endowments. This College to accomplish the mission 
of its founders must have several hundred thousand dollars. The Baptists 
of Illinois have these funds, and 1 believe in the not far distant future God 
will open their hearts to meet these pressing necessities. 


in 1876 and 1877, the centennial of our nation and the jubilee, it was 
deemed opportune and desirable to put forth extra efforts to add $100,000 
to the permanent funds of the Institution. To secure this end the services 
of one of the most successful solicitors in the Baptist denomination in the 
United States were secured. Rev. G. J. Johnson, D.D., entered upon the 
task, and pursued it witli indomitable energy and unflagging zeal during 
the year 1876, and at the jubilee meeting of 1877 he reported that $75,000 
had been secured by reliable pledges, a part of which, however, was condi- 
tioned on securing the entire amount, $100,000. He was requested to 
continue his labors until the whole amount was secured. He did so, and 
while there was considerable shrinkage, a very large sum was realized. 
We welcome the grand old veteran to our Seventieth Anniversary to-day 
after his absence of twenty years, 


During the administration of Dr. Read, two young ladies applied for 
admission to the college classes. They wished to complete the classical 
course of study. After a careful inquiry into the fruits of co-education where 
adopted, with much hesitation the prayer of these two girls was granted. 
This opened the way for the reception of all young women who desire to 
avail themselves of its advantages. Large numbers of the purest and 
noblest young women have been among our graduates. 


At every step of our progress especial tokens of divine approval have 
marked our history. Founded in earnest prayer, consecrated to God from 
its origin, directed to the one great aim of prox'idingthe purest and best pos- 
sible culture for the rising ministry, God has wonderfully blessed the College 
with frequent and powerful outpourings of His spirit. Several extensive 
and precious revivals of religion have been enjoyed. Scarcely a year has 



passed without special tokens of divine blessinjz; in the conversion of souls. 
Besides this a lar^e number of young men, converted while in college, have 
been led by the Holy Spirit to consecrate life and talent to the gospel minis- 
try. Never was the stanJarLJ of Christian character higher, nor the religious 
atmosphere purer than to-day. To parents who are contemplating the 
sending of sons or daughters from home for moral and intellectual culture, 
we can with confidence commend Shurtleff College as a place where the 
very strongest safeguards are thrown around them, and the most hallowed 
influences continually aid in their development. The entire atmosphere is 
constantly and heaxily cliarged with tiie riclust cK-mi-nts of spiritual life 
and acti\'ity. 


In view of tlie wonderful possibiUtics of the Collegt^ and its command- 
ing location, the moral and intfi-llectual character of the millions who will 
immediately after us crowd the thoroughfares of this great valley cannot be 
a matter of indifference to the patriot, the philanthropist and the Christian. 
Great perils threaten the immediate future, to which 1 may not refer. The 
Christian school and the Christian college will be most potent factors in 
determining the character of the future millions of this land, and the ques- 
tion of the perpetuity of our form of gowrnment and our free institutions. 


We pause a single moment to pay our tribute to our co-laborers who 
have gone before. Of those who founded our Institution all are gone. 
Hon. E. G. Miner, of Winchester, now eighty-eight years of age, is the 
oldest surviving trustee of the Institution. Of the presidents, two are liv- 
ing— Dr. Read, of California, and Dr. Kendrick. of St. Louis. Of the early 
professors and teachers, Russell, Dodge. Howes, Pattison, Washington and 
Warren Leverett, Newman, Castle, Fairman, and others have passed 
away. Mitchell aiui iiu'self alone are left. 1 can almost hear the foot-falls 
of the multitudes on the other shore. We drop a tear or place a tlower 
upon their grave, then rush into the thickest of the fight, 'til we are borne 
from the battlefield upon our shield. And 

"May He who sees the sparrows fall, who counts the ocean's sands, 
Then take us to that better home, -that house not made with hands." 

^^Cf^it^plyit to Si;wrtlc££* 

All hail, Old Shurtleff ! For some score of years 
Thou'st sat alone — not "on the seven hills," 
But in a quiet corner of the streets 
Of undulating Upper Alton, Thou 
Still lookest calm, and very dignified — 
With something of a classic goodliness 
hi thy right-angled brick and mortar. Thou 
Uploomest in the darkness, as a dream 
That tills my mind, of years departed — years 
When curious passers by would pause to look. 
And, 'mid the hazel-trees would press their way; 
And with their thoughts far down the future time. 
Say, '7//V es/o," — magic words: and straight uprose 
Thy many-windowed front. And 1 have thought 
(1 say't most modestly) a very useful hint 
1 could have dropped, had 1 been there. 'Tis this: 
The round -topped knolls, and cedar-crowned bluffs, 
O'erlooking miles of scenery, vasty wastes. 
And broad expanse of stream — earth's noblest stream. 
Were obviously designed for greater use 
Than German cabins and potato-fields; 
And careful Nature, chary of her charms. 
Had heaved them up to build a college on, 

But coming down the years, 
"A change comes o'er the spirit of my dream," 
Wondrous at times, at times monotonous. 
Thy life hath had its changes — days of sun. 

And days of shadow. Like some ocean barque, 

"Well built and tall," thou'st cloven many seas, 

And from the storm kin^ shorn his flamy locks. 

When like old Neptune, rising from the wave. 

He heaved his billows like a thunder- shock 

Against thee. I have heard thy halls 

Resound to passing feet, while overhead 

Were wastes of beam and rafter, grimly bare, 

Yawning like th' abyss of chaos; and I watched 

The progress of inhabitation, as the world 

New risen from nothingness. The epochs passed, 

Of rusting sunbeams, and of spider webs. 

Of quietude just verging into strife, 

Of dingy skeletons of unbuilt rooms, 

"Inhabited by bats and feather beds," 

And erst by fowls unwillingly constrained 

From neighboring hen-roosts, and 'twas said — 

Most darkly whispered — that at midnight hour 

'Twas haunted by strange noises, and the ghosts 

Of murdered individuals of the feathered tribe. 

These epochs passed, and were forgotten; and a change 

Came round thee, blessing all thy towers with light 

Of better days. Forth went thy sons in troops 

Of one or Jialf a doien at a time. 

To bless the world— to make the cannons boom 

Most thund'rously in life's far-reaching battle. 

To glorify their glorious selves, and thee. 

And others came, most venturously to walk 

The bridge that reaches o'er tlie gulf of years, 

From Ignorance to dignified A. B., 

Which glitters on the topmost spire of Fame. 

But, as in Mirza's vision, many fell 

Through pitfalls. Many thrust each otlur in, 

While many, loitering lazih', were thrown 

Over the side, into the gulf beneath. 

Where soon they tloated to Oblivion. 

Shurtleff! thou hast brave sons, who o'er the lore 

Of buried ages dreamingly consume 

The midnight tallow, and awake betimes, 

Some liours after breakfast. Some mayhap 

Enticed by sirens or bewitched by eyes 

Whose depths outshine the "Crescent" or the ''Star,' 

Or Beauty robed in silken gossamer 

Of crinoline, do much neglect their books; 

Absorbed, forget the fictions of the past 

In astronomic peerings at the moon. 

As doth Minerva's owl; and oft they make 

Night vocal with such melody 

As that sagacious bird. Some few live on, 

Monotonous as the ignoble crowd, 

To graduation. This is college life. 

Hear now. Old Shurtleff! Soon will end my verse; 

Soon, too, the cold world will enwrap the heart 

Of him who sings thee now thus feelingly. 

Yet with my parting strain 1 would invoke 

Rich blessings on thee. Long may'st thou stand 

A lighthouse on this dark Egyptian shore, 

To which thy boys, when scattered o'er the earth, 

May look for cheer and halcyon memories. 






■ V ' 

ClIAl' TICK' 1. 


'X'Hb oldest non-sc-dft (.(tllfUr litfiaiN' s<)i.icly in tlir West," known as 
organizfd on tlir tliiitct^Uh day of Oclobrr, 1S4S. Aicuiatt.' historical data 
relating to tlif (.'arlicM' socit-tii-s ol wliirh ours was tlu- tiiial outgrowth is 
exceed in III >' limited, and tlirse priniitixr oi'iani/ations are almost entirel\' 
obscured in the twiliuht. dei'p and misty, ot an a^je all but forgotten. I'he 
ofticial records ol these societies — in such cases as records were kept at 
all — seem to Iku'i- been loiiii since lost or destro\ed, and in the remotest 
days ot the protoplasmic Alpha Zeta we iiropi- blindl\' lor we know not 

We learn, however, from our Alpha ZtTa Animal, published in l.S7(), 
that the i-arliest recoriis ol tlu' Soeiet>' /lu'ii pieser\L'd dated as far back as 
Januarx', 1<S4\ at which time it was called "The Shurtleff Cttlleye 
l.yceum," — President. Kobeit S. (ireene; St'cretary, James H. Hibbard, — 
and that the tirst ..[uestion chosen for debate u'as as follows: "Is the 
Present Form of Our Government Likely to be Perpetual?" We further 
note that tiie object of tiie Society, as stated in the Constitution, was "the 
improvement of the members in ori^iinal composition and i-xtemporaneous 

I Wliir-li roiiliiiiionslv liuiiic "iii- name 


speaking," and that enrollment as a student of the College, the payment 
of an initiation fee of fifteen cents, and the signing of the Constitution, 
were the conditions of membership. 

This refers to preserved records. The existence of our So- 

Boys' ciety in a more primitive shape for some f(nir years previous 

DcbtHin^ to January, 1843, is not questioned, in its crude form it was 

Socicly. mt-rt'ly a boys' debating society, a number of fellows from the 

town participating at first in the meetings with the lads who 
were attending the College. The debates, we understand, were free-for- 
all affairs, and largely impromptu. In their course any member was allowed 
to take the floor with counter arguments when opportunity came, and to 
speak as long as he desired or until the audience succumbed. The meet- 
ings were conducted in true democratic style, little hampered by forms and 
conventionalities, and thus the development of the boys in the power of 
reasoning and the art of verbal expression was a purely natural and normal 
development. The officers consisted of president, secretary and treasurer. 
Two or three flickering tallow candles upon the rude pine box, which did 
duty as a president's dt^sk, fm'nished the light for the assembly. This was 
in the pre-historic days when the- old-fashioned "spelling match" was a 
prominent type of literary effort. Delightful occasions indeed were these, 
ever tinged with the hazy glow of romance, ever green and fragrant in the 
memories of the aged survivors. Young and old alike would gather from 
all the country round about to engage in these spelling contests, where 
jollity reigned supreme, all were perfectly at home, and all so shockingly 
unsophisticated as to enjoy themselves thoroughly. 

In these days the primitive Shurtleff owned (in addition to the 

CUbcn Stone Boarding-House) but one building— the Library of to-day. 

Sblirllcff At that time it was quite innocent of any such additions as 

U'llS DcU'. laboratory, museum or recitation-rooms, being itself one large 

schoolroom. " Father Loomis," Rev. Lewis Colby (who taught 
only about two years), Rev. Zenas B. Newman and the Leverett brothers 
constituted the Faculty. Dr. Washington Leverett was Acting- President 
of the College until 1841, when Rev. Adiel Sherwood, D.D., assumed the 
Presidency, which position he held for about five years. The solitary Col- 
lege building, known from an early date as "The Chapel," consisted of 
two stories at this time, the upper floor being devoted to rooms for stu- 
dents, and the main entrance, a single door, being upon the west side. 

Diiriii;^ till' I'xistt'iKi' ol tlu- Buvs' l)<,b;itin*i S(n.ift\' wi- It-arn 

The that it luki its nu-t'tin^is in st-vt-ra! Jillrrc-nt plact's, — in a little- 

Debaters iraiiu'. house' (Hi the site dl tin- picst-nt Baptist (JuM\h; in tlu- 

of "Chapel;" and lastK'. alter the U(»niiit<ii_\' was eieeteJ, on tile 

/Inliqiiilv. seLonii tloor dt that iMiilJin^:. wlnTe tlu- Sikii-tw siui-essively 

known as tiie Lweiiin, Philonialhean ant-l Alplia Zeta, continued 

to liokl its nu'etin»is tor many v'l-ars. In tlie dim remote '4<)s the Hihi^ard 

boys, Hu.Lih Muira\-, I. h. Haid\-, A. K. Kodyers, II. S. Hakn. l.vne S. 

Metcalt and ollui earl\' aspirants tor hune discusseil with much ardor the 

\ital questions ol the hour, and there in juvenile fon-nsie eiKdunters laiil 

well the toundations of li\es successful in tlu' world's iireat battle. 

B\- 1S45-46 the Lyceum had become quite a \iiiorous or<:anixation 
(thouu;h the membership was comparatively small), and we note a little 
later that term dues of ten cents were required. This additional income 
not only enabled the Societ>' to bu\' fuel and lights but also to subscribe for 
the Missouri KelMiblitwi. Thert' were nobk-, earnest youn^ men in the 
Society, and tlKuijih their ad\antaiies wc-re e.\tremel\- limited they knew 
h(»w to emploN" well what opportunities the\- had. Thus they carved out 
tor themselx'es ruj^.eed, manl\' characters. .At this n-mote period of our 
history the College was almost entirely- surrounded b\- thi- \ir,Lun forest. 
Upper Alton consisting merely of a lew do/en houses in the timber. A 
favorite custom of our ancestral Shurtleff boys was to wander forth amid tlu- 
solitude and jjrandeur of the miifhty oaks and elms, and tlu-re, where the 
air was delicious and the smiling face of Nature tiieir inspiration, to practice 
aloud orati(»ns, debates and declamations. Idiis became so common that 
the residents of the town came to think nothinii of it, e.xcept — " It's a way 
they have at Youiil' Shurtleff." 

Of thr old houses which made up the Upper Alton of the MUs, 
Liindmi)rK$. several still remain. The historic "Old Stone Boardinji- 

House " and " Old Stone Church," however, are amon^ the 
number which have loiiu; e.xisted only in the memories of old-timers. The 
Boardiny- House stood for many years on the spot now occupied V>\ the 
residence oi Ur. and Mrs. Clarke, and was tlu- temporary lionu- of a con- 
siderable number of the old Shurtk-lf bo\s. It was, of coursi-, a brand-new 

I In this liouse Dr. John M. Heck eiliteii and published ///.• Il'ts/fiii I'ioiirtr .tiui liii/>ttst StitHifiiriiHnitfi. 
.in outurowth of /'//.• /'i,iii,'i-r. the first paper published in Illinois. 

building then, and quite magnificent in that day. Tiie first OL-cupants, we 
understand, were tlie Pease family, the two sons, Calvin and George, be- 
coming afterward prominent Alpha Zetans. Mr. Zephaniah Lowe, the man 
who built the Dormitory, and who lived to a very ripe old age, also lived in 
the Boarding- House for some time. Until they erected houses of tlieir 
own, Prof. Washington Leverett and his family occupied one of the "wings," 
Prof. Warren Leverett and family the other, and to this day Grandmother 
Leverett — one of the oldest residents of the town — loves to recount the old 
times when she "mothered" the boys, listening with sympathetic ear to 
their troubles and ministering to their viuied needs. '1 he Old Stone Cluuch 
stood upon a knoll on the southwest corner of Mrs. Clarke's present prem- 
ises. The house on College Avenue, two doors east of the modern Martha 
Wood Cottage, was erected about 1SJ6 by Father Loomis, and has since 
been occupied by his descendants, until the summer of 1897, when his 
daughter, our beloved "Grandma Edwards," passed to her reward at the 
age of eighty-eight. This is one of the oldest houses in Upper Alton. The 
old Bostwick estate (afterward Kendall Place), now the property of the 
Western Military Academy, and the old Chouteau place, occupied by Mr. 
A. H. Mills, are also familiar landmarks of half a century ago. The long 
stone house on the south side of College Avenue, one block west of the 
College grounds; the two-story frame opposite on the north, afterward the 
home of President Read; the old Clawson house where Mr. George Levis 
now lives, and Mrs. Batchelder's residence opposite (then the Presbyterian 
parsonage) — have all witnessed the passing of two generations. Other 
relics of "ye olden tyme " are the old Capt. Little property near Dr. 
James' home in the north end of town, and the house just north of Rev. 
Jas. Osborn's in Salu, where 'Squire Randall and his fair daughter Peachy 
lived. " Father Rodgers' " brick house, just west of the Chicago & Alton 
"cut off," gave place but a few years since to the elegant residence of his 
son, Col. A. F. Rodgers, the present Mayor of Upper Alton. Others of 
these old houses are to-day little more than crumbling ruins, or have been 
replaced by modern dwellings. 

"Hibbard's Oftice" was one of the various interesting rooming-places 
for the students of the later '40s. It was situated but a short distance from 
the College, and contained two rooms, hi one of these S. G. Russell, 
Justus Bulkley, Grant Israel and Fountain Jones all studied together, and 
in the other they all slept. We note that John Freeman and chum hung 

out tor ;i whilf at "T\w Holt* in the Wall" — this Ix-iiiy tin- tainiliar to^mi- 
meii of a room in tlu' basmient of tlu- "Coik-m' Buiklinu" or iJormitory. 

The iokrs in wiiirii tlu'St.- old stikk-nts si'ini-o«.\asionall\' in- 
PlCilsiruj diil^iJ 1\\- wi\- of necessary relaxation, were of c(»iirse in 
Pr«inK$. harmony with tlu-ir toilsome, striiimliniz sort of life, and there- 
fore intensely practical. "Ye smoothe manne" was sometimes 
met with, despite the spirit of the a^ie, and amonjz the innocent little 
pastimes in which he indulged we may mention that of placing rails across 
the pathways the Professors would have to tread on dark- nights; arran^in^ 
buckets of water o\er the outside of the class-room door so that said buckets 
would pour out their contents upon the devoted head of the first one who 
opened the door; or buildinjz a sort of abattis outside the door so as to keep it 
closed. "The Swashay Order of the Double Ninety-Nines" is the signifi- 
cant appellation of an early secret society of which our Archa-oloyical Hditor 
has succeeded in excax'atin^z a few traces. Tradition has it that the initia- 
tory rites were a trifle rough — or might be so considered at the present day. 
In the spring of 1846, when war was declared with Mexico, 
Peck's several of our brave Shurtleff lads were of course eager for the 
Bad Boy. fray, not to say thirsting for Mexican gore. Dr. John M. Peck's 
"bad boy" Henry was among this number, and on one bright 
sunny afternoon in May he played hookey and went down tit Lower Alton, 
which was the rendezvous of the Illinois troops bound for the scene of con- 
flict. This occurred on Fridav'. The next day our youthful hero \'oIini- 
teered, and had bren quietly (.Irilling with the soldii-rs for eight or nine days 
when paterfcunilias put in an appearance and drily remarked, as he collared 
the ardent young patriot: " \n\\ may go to Mexico, but it will be to Mexic(» 
on the farm." He went. 

The character of our old friend- John M. F'eck, founder of Rock Spring 
Seminary, whence Shurtleff sprang, is oni' that stands out in particularl\- 
b )ld relief. Like Paul, he was apostk' to the (lentiles (of modern times), 
and as the forerunner of Shurtleff College, with all her hallowi-d influence, 
a veritable John the Baptist up-to-date. Tall, athletic, bright-e\ed, ver\- 
energetic in speech and manner, he was a marxc-l of strength and enilur- 
ance, a pioneer of the pioneers, possessing implicit faith in (iod, fearless 
self-reliance, and an absolutely iinincible will, so that his \er\' presence 
was a recognized power and inspir.ition among men. When addressing the 
Illinois Baptist Cimeral Assmiation, or other august body, John M. Pi'ck 

mi^lit be runjj; down repeatedly, but lie never failed to keep the floor until 
he had presented his cause and finished his speech, however long it might 
be. Such men are the rocks upon which God builds theological seminaries 
and colleges. When Peck was making preparations to establish the first 
high-grade institution of learning in the West, none more firmly than him- 
self believed that the desired result would be accomplished, and the chips 
which flew from that immortal tree he felled on the spot where Rock Spring 
Seminary was built, were like brands of fire, kindling the whole region into 
an educational blaze. McKendree, Illinois, and other colleges even farther 
away, owe their origin directly to the founding of Rock Spring Seminary, 
and the resistless energy and unconquerable determination of that mas- 
ter-spirit "who has done more to mould the character not only of the State 
of Illinois, but of the great Mississippi Valley, than any other man who ever 
lived." The sparks struck off from such souls burn on forever. Well does 
his "Memoir" close with the words, "5/ inoininieiiiiiiii Qitivris, ciniinispice." 
Another of these old-school types — mi'n of sterling worth and free from 
fancy-work — was "Father Loomis," whose likeness appears in one of our 
plates of Honorary Members. He was a splendid old gentleman — plain, 
frank, strong, original, practical, consecrated to God and never faltering at 
the call of duty. One of the earliest members of our Society wrote us 
recently: "About forty of us boys took our meals with old Father Loomis. 
With eagle eye he would scan the table and then repeat the following, 
which is always fresh in my memory: 'Indulgent Father, we are thankful 
for the opportunity of surrounding this table of comforts. Bless the food 
prepared for our use, pardon all our past sins, and receive us into Thy 
hands; for Christ's sake. Amen.' Then there was a general rush, and 
always plenty of food, but it would have been hard to gather up 'seven 
baskets full' afterward." 

The old pioneers of these far distant days — Peck', Going, 

bdlicnlioil Rodgers, Loomis, Edwards and the' Leveretts — were strong and 

ns it godly men, of firm faith, indomitable energy and dauntless 

liniS Ibcil. courage. Life was a far more serious matter then than now, 

and a liberal education in the youthful days of Dr. Samuel Baker, 
Gen. John M. Palmer,' Rev. Noah Flood,' Hon. Nathan Cole, Dr. Justus 
Bulkley, Col. A. F. Rodgers and the Sherwoods, cost hard and grinding 

1 Gen. Palmer, while a youth attending Alton Seminary in the '30s. supinirted himself by means of a 
small cooper shop which he and a Mr. Randle operated near the Institution. 

2 Sufjgestive name for an old-timer. 

self-saciitice. Edikation was worth more tlifii, aiul tlu-ii' was im tiuu- aiul 
little inclination for idling, or slipshod, halt-way work in anything: under- 
taken. "M)/ /() si't'iii, but to /v," was the motto in every day life. Money 
was not usually obtained by merely writing honu- for a ilraft for $25 every 
now and then. They "said nothing, but sawed wood." In fact, buck-saw 
and axe were commonly included in the course at that time — if not com- 
pulsory, at least very popular electives. Tlu- stru^igle for existence made 
the survival of the fittest the literal rule, and men were moulded into hard 
stern stuff indeed. 

Amid such settings the embryonic Alpha Zeta Society was nourished, 
and as it tjrew from strength to strenjjth it assumed somewhat larger pro- 
portions, and became more generally recognized as a powerful factor in 
Shurtleff College affairs. The spirit of truth-seeking in which the College 
and Society were founded, is irresistible, and in earnest, manly, whole- 
souled consecration the truth was sought and founel. 

The first public meeting of which we have accurate record was held 
March 28, 1845, the exercises being substantially the same as at the prix-ate 
meetings — debate, essays, orations, etc. On May 8, 1846, Justus Bulkle\' 
and S. S. Gilbert were appointed a committee to select a new name for the 
Society. At the next meeting the name '' Philoniatlienn'' (Hager for Knowl- 
edge) was chosen. 

The meetings in these very early days were held on Friday evenings, 
as has been the custom ever since. On Commencenn-nt occasions the 
Society was addressed by distinguisiied speakers from abroad. This is 
another custom which has been handed down to the presi-nt time. Hon. 
O. H. Browning, of Quincy, was the orator in 1847. 

if' <iS "% 


A T the beginning of the college-year l<S48-49 the Philomathean Society 
^ cf)mprised about fifteen members in all. At tiiis time, some of the 
more ambitious and enterprising spirits, desiring to raise the Society to a 
higher grade of usefulness and widen the horizon of their mental vision, 
con:luded that the initiation and quarterly fees should be increased, in order 
to have funds sufficient to establish a reading-room and subscribe for quite 
a number of newspapers and periodicals. With this end in 
Che \'iew, John Trible put through a motion at the regular meeting 
Birlb Ol' nf September 2'), tfiat a committee of three be appointed to so 
/llpbil Zclil. amend tlu' by-laws as to materially increase the income from 
fees. The committee consisted of John Trible, S. (j. Russell 
and Albert J. Metcalf, and was instructed to report at the next meeting. 
These three accordingly met in S. G. Russell's room soon afterward, and 
after a heated discussion made out their report, raising the initiation fee to 
one dcjllar and the quarterly fee to fifty cents. At the next meeting of the 
Philomathean, October 6, the conuuittee's report was met with a tempest 
of objections, and after a very animated and bitter discussion was rejected 
by a considerable majority. Thert'upon the members of this committee, 
together with Samuel M. Brown, Jesse (j. W. Palmer and William L. 
Rodgers, determined to secede from the Society and form a new one. They 
immediately proceeded to John Trible's room (northeast corner of the second 
floor of the Dormitory) antl appointed John Trible, S. M. Brown and A. J. 
Metcalf a committee to draw up a constitution and by-laws for a new so- 
ciety, while S. Cj. Russell and S. M. Brown were to present a suitable name 
for it. At a meeting of the above six men on the next Friday evening, 
October 13, 1848, our Society was born, the new constitution and by- 
laws being reported and adopted, officers elected, and the name "ALPHA 

KH\'. I-.KASTUS .\I)KINS, D.I). 

fro/rssiir „f Ondorv. Nli<li>n\ nii,i lUIUs /rt/ns. iS./j-iSjO 

Zeta Society of shurtleff College" chosen, whicii title it has 

borne ever since, and under which it was incorporated in accordance witli 
the laws ot Illinois on the twentieth of April, 1<S67.' 

rile name was suggested by Rev. Hrastus Adkins, D.D., who 
the name had lately become connected with the College as Professor of 
tind Its Oratory, Rhetoric and Belles Lettres. The Greek letters 
$KUlil'iCiincc. "Alpha" and "Zc-ta" are the initials of the two words, 
ALETHEIAS ZETETAi, signifying "Seekers after Truth." 
Prof. Adkins, from tlu' very first, took a most friendly and lively interest 
in Alpha Zeta, and very materially assisted in our growth and develop- 
ment, being always ready to promote the interests of the Society in every 
possible way, and during his entire connection with Shurtleff remaining our 
stanch friend and trusted counselor. He was a glorious old man. always 
sober, earnest and thoughtful — always with the best interests of all at 
heart. Not only did the Alpha Zeta Society and his particular department 
of instruction feel the uplifting impress of his spirit, but the entire College 
and community were blessed by his benignant inthuMice. We are very 
fortunate' in being able to present our readers with an excellent full-page 
engraving of this magnificent old gentleman. 

The Alpha Zeta Society, now full-fledged, obtained permission 
IPcctiHij of the Faculty to meet regularly in Prof. Adkins' recitation-room, 
Place. No. 21,^ in the northwest section of the second story of tlu' Dor- 
mitory, and also to have and to hold as a reading-room the room 
on the southwest corner of the first floor. It was resf)lved by the Society 
that the name, all except the initials A. Z.. should be kept secret, and none 
but members admitted to the meetings, curiosity to know more being thus 
aroused and membership stimulated. This secrec\' only lasted about three 
months,^ Bight or ten members altogether constituted the nucleus of the 
Society. We are unable to ascertain positively the names of (/// these 
charter members. Spencer G. Russell was the first presiilent, W. L. 
Rodgers being vice-president, John Trible secretary and treasurer, and J. 

1 We beg to say, .is the lolleii pillais ot liaditioii crash about our beads, that the above iiicounl of the 
inception of oui Society is written only after most careful consideration, cxbaiislive research and extended 
cOHiinunication with the old survivors ot this period. It follows quite closely the recoid of the atlaii 
gleaned from an old diary (recently unearthed^ kept at the time by Sp(!ncer G. Russell, first President of the 
Alpha Zeta Society of Shurtletl ColleKC. 

2 This was a double room. 

3 Fortunate that this tendency was nippid in tlu' bud. else the baculty minlit li.ive had a fullblown 
Greek letter frat on tlieir bands llion and there '. ( ). iii\ ' 

G. W. Palmer librarian. The meetinjjs were held on Friday evenings at 
7:30. The first question selected for debate was, "Resolved, that there 
is more pleasure in pursuit than possession.'" The Alpha Zeta Society 
had come to stay, and excellent staying material she possessed. Soon the 
arjionauts of '49 were gaining hundreds of recruits to their ranks every day, 
and Asiatic cholera in all its horror was stalking through the land. But in 
spite of such distracting and depleting influences during the first few years 
of her life, we of to-day rejoice in the fact that the magnificent banner of 
Alpha Zeta was ever borne through thick and thin, gloriously onward! Her 
vigorous life soon manifested itself in various improvements upon the former 
order of things. The Philomathean Society continued in existence for a 
time, but soon died out, Alpha Zeta's membership and activity increasing 

The money raised by the initiation and term fees was used in 

Tir$l defraying the current expenses of the Society, and the surplus, 
Rcadinij- together with the numificent donation of John Trible, devoted 

Room, to fitting up the Reading-room and equipping it with the leading 
reviews and periodicals of the day — the four Oiiartei'lv Reviews, 
Blacku'ooifs Ma^i>a;iin\ S/. Louis Mas^aiine, etc. Quite a number of news- 
papers were donated by their editors, and a few books, including a 
Webster's Unabridged hictionary, by other friends of the new Society. 
This Reading-room (as the College had not yet established one) was a 
great boon to the students, and they availed themselves of its privileges 
with a very high sense of appreciation. The contents of the books, papers 
and magazines were eagerly devoured and carefully assimilated. Although 
very much absorbed in their college work, the old boys always took a keen 
interest in the affairs of the day, as we note from the subjects of their 
debates. The old Reading-room, as has been stated, was in the southwest 
corner of the first floor of the Dormitory — the present location of Alpha 
Zeta Hall. Only one room was used, however, whereas we now have the 
four thrown into one. 

Nobly did the oki boys work to build up and improve our Society 

John and increase her facilities, yet we must in justice say that to 

Triblc. Joliu Trible more than any one else belongs the honor of organ- 
izing and promoting the Alpha Zeta Society of Shurtleff College. 
Years afterward when the call came he "went forth in the high noon of his 

I Siiicii becoiiio a staiul.ird ihciue aiiiniiK lilerary societies and debating clubs, and slill in dispnte. 


manliood to battk' tnr \Uv laiul o| liis adoplioii, ami imw lilK ;in lioiiort'd 
soldier's Liraxc." Ht- was oiu' ni tlu- most slioiiir-snukJ ainl inauiianiinoiis 
of men, and it is a matter nt re^irl that we Ikim- laiUd to st\ m'e a lik'eiiess 
of him for this volume. 

These days nl the later '40s and iaii\- 'SOs saw many a nnhk- 

ProminciU \-oun.L^ man in Alpha Zeta-sueli as Wm. L. Kod^i-is, "the 
Pioneer denial, jo\ ial ^ Dnii adi' and model elassmatc. who difd at Collejze 

n)cmbcrs. whiU- his ambition was boundless and his hopes hi».'h,'' of 
whom anntlua' wiiti-s: "I eonsidt-r him tlu- most takaiteil 
member duiin^ my Loniu-Ltion with the Society. He was a natural orator, 
and whichexer side in debate he was on was jJeneially sueeessful." ( ieorj^t' 
1. Newell was another prominent membt-r. n\ whom one of oiu' Si'\entieth 
Commencement orators said: "I donbt it anmnu thdsr ix-pairin^i to these 
classic haunts in more recent yeais thni' ha\e ix-cn any who could throw 
o\'er an audience the sprll — as pntfut as it is mysterious — of jit-nuinc ora- 
tory with a more consummate effect than that wrouaht a^iain aiiil aiiain, 
and with perfect ease, by Cjeor^e 1. Newell, him ot the L'olden mouth." 
These too were the days of Capt. Henry S. Spauldiny, another who luui^ht 
.gallantly for tlu- vindication of the principle ol human libert\-. the bravest 
and truest of soldiers; Spencer (i. Russell, tor many yi-ars a lawyer, still 
li\'in<^ at an advanced a^^e at Bluffdale, 111., calml\- nestled in that beautiful 
spot amid his books; Capt. C. A. Peasf, ol Sprintitiekl. Ilk, anotlu-r oki 
survivor who still recalls most vividly and pleasantly his school days at 
dear old Shurtleff ; Dr. J. B. Jackson, of Chica.y[o, who has lony aiul nobly 
upheld the banner of the Cross in that city; Kew (i. A. Pease, the Fields, 
the Randolphs, the Kays, the Leveretts, l.awton, Mize, Moore and many 
others. Days of iiood earnest work thev were, when these younji men, 
now old — aye, many of them lono; since dead — were tired with fervent 
ambition to lead the march of progress. Believing it profitable and inter- 
esting to our readers, we give below, almost in its eiitiretx'. a letter 
received from Capt. Pease, now aged and crippled, but as true and lo\-al 
an Alpha Zetan to-day as any of us: 

Si'uiNcvKiKi.i), 111 , April I <. 1897. 
\l\ Dear Old .\i.piia Zkta Society: 

Confined to my room by a stroke of par.ilysis (iftccn nioiitlis sincf wliicii has 
left me permanently afflicted and with failinfj health, how my heart rejoiced on receiving 
your circular, and swelled with the dear and sweet recollections of my college days ! The 
only days I spent in school were in Hpper Alton; first in the old brick school iioiise, then in 


the old Academy building — afterward the preparatory department and Chapel. Father 
Loomis was my teacher there. I saw the first brick laid in the present but now old College 

After ten years' absence I returned to my loved school life at Shurtleff. I at once joined 
the Alpha Zeta Society, and took a \ery active part in its work and welfare. Once more, as 
a recollection of yesterday, I am sitting in our Hall, and see around me many dearly loved 
faces — all eager to engage in forensic struggles. We were equals there, marked by strong 
individualities. It was true of us that "when Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of 

With my own hands I helped fit up the old reading-room in the southwest corner of the 
lower floor, and also the debating room northwest corner of the fourth floor, made by 
throwing three rooms into one. I wonder if any of the old arm chairs which I helped pur- 
chase and carry to the room are still there ! I suppose not, but the sight of one of them 
would do my old eyes good. 

Well do I remember two scenes, one in the Hall and the other in the Reading-room. 

1. We were one night arranging for the periodicals for another year. Perhaps not 
wisely, I strongly advocated, almost alone, the continuation of our subscriptions for the 
British quarterlies and the best of American monthlies. Others urged in their stead lighter 
reading. To my surprise I won, and I presume that those quarterlies and others which, as 
librarian, I carried from the office and spread with loving hands on the tables of the Reading- 
room, are now bound volumes in your library. If I remember rightly, some of the first 
were bound before I left College. 

2. On the eve of the Presidential election of 1852 several of us boys were gathered in 
the Reading-room engaged in conversation. I made this remark: "Boys, I shall vote to- 
morrow for Scott. This election means little, but four years from to-day probably — and at 
the farthest eight from now — the only question will be slavery. The triumph of the anti- 
slavery cmdidate will result in a war between the North and the South. That war will be 
the greatest and bloodiest on record, for the South will never give up their slaves until they 
have spent the full value of their slaves in defense of the institution; and I expect to be in 
that war " These words I well remember; for the war came — "much of which I saw, a 
part of which I was." For over three years I carried a commission in a regiment always at 
the front. The whistling of the bullets and the screeching and bursting of shells above and 
around me at Island No. 11, the siege of Corinth, luka, the battle of Corinth, the siege of 
Vicksburg, the siege of Jackson, Miss, the battle of Missionary Ridge, the battles on our 
advance and the siege of Atlanta, still ring in my ears. I came home broken in health and 
carrying, I doubt not, the seeds of the disease which has culminated in my present affliction* 
I have never regretted my soldier life. I did what I thought was my duty. 

Two other memorable scenes rise before me as I look back to my association with the 
dear old A. Z. boys. A number of us one day gathered in the hall and administered to each 
other what was then called "laughing gas." The effect on each was different. Some 
fell to the floor senseless and motionless. Some were made wild and crazy and ran through 
the halls and out on the campus like maniacs. I can see Russell now as he threw his arms 
around an oak tree (then small) just north of the building, clasping it to his breast, calling it 
his dear sweetheart and covering its rough bark with kisses. Others did equally foolish but 



1. *Geo. I. Newell. 47. 

2. *Saml. S. Gilbert. 43. 
V John B. Jackson, "49. 

4. Orson L. Harlei. '47. 

5. Benj. S. Fieeinaii, '44. 

6. Calvin A. Pease, '50. 


-. Jas. \V. I.eveiilt, ji>. 
S. *Ebene/er Kodgers, '5^. 
y. Horace J. Looniis, '49. 

laughable things. An hdur or S(i restorerl all in their condition The experiment 
was not repeated. 

The other scene was remarkable and seemingly impossible, but it was a fact About 
eight of us (the A 7. boys were always together,) met in the room of one of the boys one 
night and were conversing about the strange phenomena attending circles formed with 
clasped hands— a new thing then. It was proposed that we try a circle. About six of us 
seated ourselves around a light table, clasped our hands togetlier making a complete circle, 
and then in perfect silence fixed our eyes on a coin placed in the center of the table. Soon 
the table began to tip, and just afthat moment |olm \'> Jackson, who stood outside the 
circle witching us closelv, ami who ;i bundle ot nerves, suddenly rose to his tiptoes, 
stretched his right hand upward to its fullest extent, and, with a far-away, ecstatic look, 
exclaimed in apathetic voice, "O, I am so happy," with a long drawn intonation on the last 
two words. I can see and hear him as f write — as though it were last night instead of neaily 
forty-five years ago. Young Sherwood, whose hands had tipped the table unconsciously, 
suddenly rose to his feet with a fixed, vacant stare and fell back on the bed behind him, 
rigid, senseless and motionless ('harles Kay rushed from the room into the hall and com- 
menced running its full length, leaping high and declaiming. As 1 stepped to the door I 
heard one of his sentences which I well remember — spoken in a loud, clear voire. It was; 
"As I look down the long vista of time to the days I spent in Old Shurtleft, 1 remember how 
little they appreciated me then." Others were differently affected, but in a less degree 
Although one of the circle, I was in no way affected or excited, myself. In a short time 
Sherwood returned to a normal stale The others got Kay into his room, and I found them 
almost as much excited as he was, struggling with him as he rushed around the room and 
tried to throw himself from the open window I told them that ipiiet was what he needed, 
and requested all of them to leave the room. Locking the door, I drew him gently to a seat 
on thssids of hii bed bsside me, and placing one arm upon his shoulder and taking his hand 
in the other, commenced a quiet conver.sation with him, and in the course of half an hour he 
wa€ rational enough to be gotten to bed. I don't think he had the slightest recollection of 
what he had done. The next morning all seemed right except Jackson, who was still nervous 
and unable to entirely control himself — though in a day or two he was all right. We had 
formed circles a few times before, with slight results, but this was enough. No more circles 
w'ere formed. So far as I know, it was never alluded to. We were content to go back to 
Cicero, Euclid and I'lato, and leave such startling and mysterious things to others. 

.\giin I am on the College green engaged in athletic sports, or on Saturdays we are 
wandering together through the then almost unbroken forest on Wood River in search of 
wild nuts and fruits which were found in abundance ; or going south through the swampy 
woods which then reached unbroken from Shields' Branch to Wood River and from the 
bluff to the rivers bank. All this tract was sombre from its dense mass of gigantic trees, 
and full of wild animals of many kinds. .\t length we reached the Father of Wafers, in 
which we bathed and fished to our hearts' content. 

Often the village girls, and the pupils of Prof. Kimb.'dl's I'emale .\cademy in the old 
Bostwick House, would crowd our Hall to hear our debates, orations and essays. Their 
presence had the same effect on us as had that of the ladies of old who surrounded the lists, 
upon the knights who engaged in mortal strife on the tented field 

.\g;iin I rim onre more in the ( )ld Stone Church on a Sabb.ith morning, .mil, looking 


around, see in their stitt-backed pews Deacons Greene, Dodge, Smith, the sainted Father 
Elwell — the dearest, truest friend and confidant of all the College boys, — Father Lo.omis, 
Father Rodgers, I'rofessors Washington and Warren Leverett ; tall, angular, near-sighted, 
scholarly Adkins, sweet singing Castle and dear old Dr. Bulkley ; of all who come before 
my vision I believe he is the only one remaining outside the golden gates. I well remember 
his first coming to Shurtleff as Professor of Mathematics, and how we together worked hard 
over problems in trigonometry and surveying, more like brothers than as teacher and pupil. 
Of course he will remember the names and incidents I have mentioned as none of your 
present members can. 

God grant that when. Brothers and Sisters, your heads are silvered for the grave, your 
recollections of what is passing among you now may be as clear and sweet as are my recol- 
lections of college days. Personal difficulties and unpleasant events may have happened 
then. They are forgotten, and only the brightest, dearest pictures pass before my mental 
vision. May it be the same to you. 

Fraternally and affectionately your friend, 


The first Annual Exhibition of the Alpha Zeta Society was held on 
Friday evening, March 21, 1851,' the program of which we are very glad to 
be able to present below verbatim, a genuine printed copy having been 
furnished us by one of tiiese old-time members: 

I. Prayer 
Prologue, - - - . 

3. Essay, "Tobacco," 

4. Oration, "Perverted Talent," 

Essay, "The Door-keeper's Soliloquy,' 
Oration, "Talent Developed by Application." 

J. C. Crowder, Liberty Prairie 
Essay, "Influence of Speculative Minds," - C M. Kay, Payson 

Forensic Discussion, "Would the United States be justifiable in making a 
grant of land to the Hungarian Refugees?" 

G. L. Griswold, Brighton 
J. E. Moore, Canton 
Oration, "Advantages and Character of the West," J. R. Kay, Payson 
Oration, "Characters of Howard and Napoleon Contrasted," 

O. L. Barler, Washington 
Essay, "The Prairies," - - - C. A. Pease, Jersey ville 

Even Cunningham, Brighton2 
G. W. S. Bell, Petersburg^ 
G. I. Newell, Upper Alton 

S. M. Brown, Mendon 

1 At this date there were aboiU twenty niembers in the Society. 

2 We are unable to state positively whether or not members from abroad were known as "Gentleman 
from Brighton," "Gentleman from Petersburg," etc., (according to the amusing custom in the negro colleges 
of the South) but the above program seems to lend some plausibility to the i(iea. 


12. Dialogue. "Desperate Case vs. Desperate Means." 

S. G Kt ssKi.i.. Blutldale 

Pktkr I'lNCH, - - - G. I. Foster. Kiniiykunick, Wis. 

Rdhin Crow, - - S. G. Russell, Hliitt.lalc 

Bill Shincilk, George Gilbert, I'pper .Mttin 

Prof. Shv, - - - - r. a. Slieiwooii, l'|i|>i-r .Mion 


I V T'resident's .VtUlress, "Kvery Man a Debtor to his Profession," 

John Trii'.i.k, F^iasa 

Our Udiinitury at first consisted ot but two stories. In tlie 

DciliCillion vear 18.S.^, li()\ve\t,'r, the two upper stories were added, and 

of I)CU' soon afterward tiiree rcjonis in tlie nortiiwest corner of the 

Tcurib ?lcor fourth tlo(.)r were, by request of the Society, tluown into cuv, 

Hdll. fitted up by members of the Society, and occupied for th'j first 

time on the 29th of December. All alona during the fall of 
1853 preparations were in progress towarti the tittino up of this new fourth 
floor meeting-place, and on October 14th a committee of three — J. B. Jack- 
son, J. K. Kay aiui N. Wilson — was elected "to see to the furnishing of 
the new hall and confer with the M. R. 1. Society' in reference to the 
mutual use of tlie room." This Committee on Room from time to time 
reported progress. At lengtii on December 23d a Committee on Arrange- 
ments reported an order of procedure for Thursday evening, December 29th, 
which date was finally decided upon for special exercises in dedication of 
the New Hall, H. S. Baker, Esq., of Alton, having accepted the invitation 
to address the Society (»n the occasion, and $28.00 from the "Book Fund" 
having been appropriated to defra\- necessary expenses of the affair. .At 
6:30 p.m. of the appointed day the Society met in the New Hall, each 
decked in the official badge and his "best suit of clothes," and after the 
invocation by the President of tlie College, Dr. N.N. Wood, the New Hall 
was formally dedicated, amid bursts of fiery eloquence and soft strains of 
inspiring melod.w The regular meeting on December 30th, 1853, was held 
in the New Hall, but as a series of revival meetings at the Baptist Church 
occurred soon afterward, the Si»ciet_\' adjourned its regular exercises until 
February 24th. 

I l-"oi iiifonii;Uiiiii logardiiiK this bddy, set: Cli.T)>t(r 111. 


Public Meetings at this time were not frequent, but Exhibitions, 
Sociciv consisting of orations, essays (or paper,) debate, and sometimes 
P)ii$ic. an exercise of a dramatic character, or a dialogue, were held 
regularly about Christmas time. On these occasions Professor 
and Mrs. Kimball, of Wayland Female Seminary,' Professor Castle and 
others very kindly furnished us music. A few years later Mrs. Chandler, 
a very fine alto, frequently favored us in this way, and a very popular 
quartet was composed of Mrs. Dr. Read, alto, her sister, Miss Daniels, 
soprano. Prof. Castle, an exquisite tenor, and A. L. Cole, a student wlio 
possessed a very deep, rich barytone voice. We had a number of members 
in these days who were good singers, such as R. B. Smith, J. W. Amiss, 
J, W. Terry and C. H. Bristol. A Glee-Club, maintained from year to 
year, was an important feature of our Society life throughout the '60s and 
'70s, as well as at xarious times since. The Philharmonic Society was a 
musical organization of whicli very little is known. We are inclined to the 
belief that it originated in tlie fall of 1S56. Its meetings were held every 
Thursday evening "for the practice of sacred and secular music." 

One bright Saturday in the college year 1852-53, an incident 

Prol". f\. (amusing in retrospect) occurred which threatened to make a 

V§. serious breach between the Senior and Junior classes and the 

PbrcnclOiJV. Faculty. A phrenologist strolled into the College grounds, 

and our merry youths, "knowing a good thing, etc.," met him 

very politely, and at length escorted him up to the Alpha Zeta Hall on the 

fourth floor, where, with some twenty or thirty victims to operate upon, he 

proceeded to examine heads "to a fare-ye-well."' In the midst of his 

character delineations and interesting revelations from the book of destiny, 

1 This Seminary was founded upon tlie Bostwick estate by Prof. Kimball. The building was erected by 
Mr. Bostwick about 1836, and was one of the most magnificent residences in the West at that time, being 
elegantly built and finished. A tall fence of fancy iron-work, surmounting a low stone wall, bounded the 
large, well-kept grounds on the west side, while the beautiful "porter's lodges," the two lofty pillars at the 
main entrance of the house, and the inside furnishings— all in Colonial style and a reproduction of those of 
the White House— lent a charming air of affluence to the entire premises. Some years later this property, 
together with a tract of about 100 acres adjoining, was purchased by the late H. N. Kendall, Esq., one 
of Shurtleft's greatest benefactors, and for years a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Kendall laid out 
the grounds in elaborate style, and named his place "Rural Park." A number of years afterward " Rural 
Park Seminary, ' (S. Adams, principal,) occupied the premises, which, about 1872, became the property 
of Shurtlett, being used as the Young Ladies' Dormitory and Boarding Hall until 1878, when Dr. Edward 
Wymau bought the place and established Wyman Institute, a home school for boys, which contitiued in 
operation until succeeded in 1892 by the Western Military Academy of to-day, under the able Presidency of 
Col. Willis Brown and his successor, Col. A. M. Jackson. 

2 No freaks were discovered, except the one that notified the Professor. 


it occurred to some one that the whole affair iiii^iit be considered somewliat 
irregular and it would perhaps be fully as well to notify Prof. Adkins of the 
proceedings. Now the genus phrenologist, in the eyes of the severely con- 
servative and orthodox Professor A., ranked but little below the book-agent, 
the green-goods man and like ungodly monstrosities, and upon hearing the 
dire tidings that this sacriligious crank had dared invade the hallowed pre- 
cincts of Old Shurtleff to exploit his intolerable tomfoolery, his ire was kindled 
and he forthwith hied him in haste to the fourth tloor to disperse the gather- 
ing. This he succeeded in doing most effectually, and the vials of his 
righteous wrath were poured forth in such floods that his censure of those 
who participated in the meeting was somewhat stronger than the boys felt 
they deserxed. Members of the higher classes were chiefly involved in the 
transaction, and they were considerably aroused and excited, but through 
the kindly offices of President Wood the troubled billows ceased their hea\- 
uig and the affair was settled satisfactorily to all parties. Tin- phrenolo- 
gist, though considerably grieved, made good his escape in the melee, and 
"never came there any mf)re." 

We learn from record of meeting May 6th, 185,^, that r^'vised 
?ir$l Rcvi$ion Constitution and By-Laws were then adopted. We find that 
of revisions were made every few years thereafter until 18.S7, 

Constitution when Constitution and By-Laws were priiitt'd as last revised, 
iinil Bv-l.i1lPS. having been in vogue thus ever since, with but few radical 
changes. The first election of officers under the Revised Con- 
stitution of Ma\- 6th. 185.^, resulted as follows: C. A. Pease, presitient; 
J. M. Miller, vice-president; John H. Moore, corresponding secretary ; N. 
Wilson, recording secretary and treasurer ; Samuel Bishop, librarian. Kay 
and Russell were appointed Hxecutixe Committee; Foster and Weeks, 
Question Committee, and Lowe and Randolph, Committee on "Ways and 
Means.'' A new order of exercises was determined upon at this meeting, 
and a committee appointed to draw up the same. Follf>wiiig was adopti'd: 

1. Call to Order. 

1. Iinocation. 

^. Roll Call. 

4. Reading Minutes of Pre\'ious Meeting, and action on same. 

5. Reception of Members. 

6. Payment of Fees. 

7. Criticism on fornu-r Fssay. 


8. Declamation (whenever on program.) 

9. Essay, and Appointment of Critic for same. 

10. Oration, and Appointment of Critic for same. 

11. Reading of Question and Names of Disputants. 

12. Debate. 

13. Decision upon the Debate. 

14. Critic's Report. 

15. Report of Question Committee, and Selection of Question. 

16. Reports of Officers. 

17. Reports of Standing Committees. 

18. Reports of Special Committees. 

19. Unfinished Business. 

20. New Business. 

21. Assessment of Fines. 

22. Good of the Society. 

23. Adjournment. 

There was no sharp distinction drawn between the business and 
Thcv literary portions of the program, essays, orations, etc., being 
UlcrKcii "called for" as regular orders of the day, and "Recess" seems to 
Hiiril. have been an unheard-of thing. The fact is, it was all business 
— and very serious business — to the Alpha Zetans of these ante- 
bellum days, it is observed further that they did not rely much upon 
memory work ; their memories were strong enough apparently. But they 
went at their work "hammer and tongs," and pounded out a remarkably 
large number of original compositions,' at the same time learning how to 
argue a question pro and con, and to hold up their respective sides heroic- 
ally, it is a striking fact that the Alpha Zetans of this period labored as 
hard in the field of literary effort as they ever had in the field of corn. We 
of to-day will do well to emulate them in many particulars. 

"Improvement in original composition and extemporaneous 
Viiricllcs speaking" being the fundamental design of the Society, essay 
of and oration on the one hand and debate on the other, occupied 
txcrciSC. f(jr many years the most prominent place upon our programs — 
in fact, there was very little else in the way of literary num- 
bers — declamation, dialogue, dramatic exercises, etc., beingindulged in only 

I We iiidge, however, from Uie ratlier limited muiiber of tliese vvliich we have examined, that they are 
on the wliole scarcely up to our standard of to-day in literary merit — which is of course not remarkable in 
view of the difference in culture between the two periods. 


3. Thos. M., 

I. Peter H. Siccnsir,). s'l. 
'53- 4. SpiiK 1 1 (", Ki 

f). I.ewis N. H,iiley. '57. 

2. G. W. S. Bell. '50. 

5- Joliii II Ml 
C. Maple, 5:: 

semi -occasionally in the private meetings. "Debate meetings" and 
"essay meetino[s" alternated, the discussions ordinarily beinji very l(jn^ 
and serious, and the essays likewise. One Friday evening there would 
be a debate, copious criticisms upon it. and then a question chosen and 
debaters appointed for two weeks later.' The next meeting would 
be devoted to the reading of essays and dehvery of orations, appointment 
of a critic on each production,^ reading; of critiques upon tlie essays and 
orations of last essay meeting, and appointment of essayists and orators 
(usually two of each) for four weeks afterward. At these meetings if 
any one failed to fulfill an appointment tlie time was frequently tilK'd out 
with voluntarv' exercises, which were nearly always extemporaneous 
speeches, although essays and orations were sometimes held in reserve for 
such emergencies and sprung on the Society at theauspicious monuMit. 

Noteworthy among the essayists and editors of the Society paper in 
the early and middle '50s stand John C. Crowder, lolni H. M(»ore, Z. W. 
Hobbs, H. L. Field, Dodge, Ellis, Greene, Kinman, Bowers, Thomas and 

Tlu' immense practical \alue of debate was well recognized by 

Dcbillc, the early Alpha Zetans, and \ery li\ely and earnest indeed were 

'15 Vcars their forensic struggles. In one of our well-known Alpha Zeta 

avJC. speakers of this date the political idea was strongly developed, 

and in his impassioned flights of oratory he would frequently 
forget himself and address the members of the Society as "Fellow Citizens." 
Another "boy'' of this period rt'lates that in the early days of his connection 
with Alpha Zeta he was extremely shy and bashful, but during a debate 
one evening upon a subject in whicli he was interested and fairly well 
posted, he all at once found himself on his feet discussing tin- question 
with itn earnestness and freedom that utterlx' surprised him. Hiuouraged 
by this effort and the congratulations of his fri^'uds, he perse\ered, and we 
are pleased to state that he at length became one of our \ery best debaters. 
V>iic. 14th, 1X55, "McEiliyot's American Debater" was adopted as the 
Society's standard of reference. There were usually four disputants in 
these days — two principals, e^Kli empowered to select a colleague from the 
house. One of the principals had choice of sides, the other had choice of 
an assistant. Incase a principal debater failed to show up on the ap- 

1 I'oi a lime il whs ciistdiii.ii y to appuiiU rlisputanls and ilioosc llic qiieslion fi'iii svioks in a<l\ alici'. 

2 Tlic iiilir ii|niii llif (lebale seems not infrL-i]uenlly to have been clioseii fioin anioiiu the ilelnteis. 

pointed date, the Chair named his substitute' and in the absence of a reg- 
ular "colleague" the principal chose another, it was not infrequently the 
case that the discussion became general. Thus we see that even at this 
late day the debating was very largely extempore, and the members of the 
Alpha Zeta received most effective training in concentrative power, careful, 
close discriminating, readiness of wit and practical thinking. 

Among our many prominent debaters of this time were Chas. M. and 
Jas. R. Kay, C. A. and G. A. Pease, S. G. Russell, O. L. Barler, T. S. 
Lowe, David J. Baker, John B. Jackson, Nathaniel Wilson, J. M. Miller, 
J. Field, Maple, Long, Miner and Foster. We give below a few specimens 
of the questions debated in the '50s. Most of them are quite significant, 
and while the majority are now dead, it is interesting to note that one or 
two are still breathing heavily: 

That the Advance of Civilization Increases Crime. 

That Temperance is the Most Important Mora! Question of the Day to 

the American People. 
That it is the Duty of United States to Assist the Masses of other 

Nations Struggling for Liberty. 
That the Ciovernment should Make a Grant of its Unoccupied Lands 

to Actual Settlers. 
That Congress should Sustain the Missouri Compromise in the Organ- 
ization of Territories. 
That Our Legislature should Appropriate the University Fund foi Fs- 
tablishing an Industrial University, as proposed by Prof. Turner. 
That the Signs of the Times Indicate a Dissolution of the Union. 
That it is the Duty of the North to Dissolve the Union, Provided there 

is no Other Method of Stopping Slavery. 
That Woman Has been Excluded from Her Proper Sphere. 
That Utah, with a Constitution permitting Bigamy, should be Admitted 

into the Union. 
That it would be to the Advantage of the United States to Annex the 

Sandwich Islands. 
That our Sympathies should be Enlisted with the Allies rather than 
with Russia in the Present European War. 

I We note later, liovvevei , that wlieii the principal is absent his colleague selects an assistant, himself 
apparently becoming principal <li- fiuto. 


Tliat a General War in Kurope would be Conducive to the Cause of 

That the Annexation of Cuba is Hxpedieiit. 
Tiiat tile Location of the Baptist Ui'iiominatioiial Collejie Ought to be 

RenioN'ed North. 
That the Execution of Charks 11. was Justifiable. 
That Phrenology is Entitled to the Rank of a True Science. 
That the Free Trade System Ought to Prex'ail. 
That a War with England at the Present Time would be Productive of 

That the American Party will Exert a Favorable Influence Upon the 

Institutions of Our Country. 
That Upper Alton should be Incorporated. 
That Secret Societies are more Beneficial than Injurious. 
That Conscience is a True Cjuide. 

That England should be Permitted to seek Shu'ers on Our Coast. 
That the Sexes should be Educated Together. 

But the prosaic toil and moil of debate and wood -sawing, coupled 
The with the stern rc-alities of the student's lift' in geiU'ral,' was fol- 
Poclic lowed by a strong reacti(»ii when the hour of silent meditation 
/IfflillUS. came, and oftt-n when the Muse was gracious they struck the 
lyre in rhythmic strain. From the x'ery earliest dawn of her 
history, many of Alpha Zeta's members ha\e lo\'ed to '"wander fanc\--free" 
in the enchanted realm of poesy, and from tlu' prominent part which the 
poet's productions playt'd in our ani ieiit programs and writings, we judge 
that no one was considered quite "the real thing" until he could stay the 
restless goddess long enough to catch at k-ast a sparkle of the divine efflu- 
via. It was an old-fashioned custom, popular for several decades among the 
young ladies, to keep a "Memento Album," about as large as the a\'erage 
"composition book" of to-da\', only probabl\- twice as thick'. Ihesexolumes 
were made to serve the doubk' purpose of autograph -album and book of 
selected poems, the friends and admirers of a young lady being supposed to 
accompany their autographs with some endearing sentiment breathed forth 
in the sweet cadences of verse. The b(tok was of coin'se taken home by 
tile one about to unfold the wings of his fancy upon its pages, and it is at 
least presumable that the \'outli who eould burn tlu' most midnight kero- 

I If hoard was only ?i.5o a week. 


sene, evolve the most long-winded panegyric and soar the highest on such 
occasions, was permitted to ride unchallenged the top wave of popularity — 
as long at least as he had oil to burn. 

Alpha Zeta has had some true poets: S. M. Brown, Z. W. Hobbs, 
Thomas Mize, H. A. Warne, C. A. Hobbs and other lesser lights. The 
most brilliant of them all, Z. W. Hobbs, was cut down in the pride of his 
young manhood within a year after his graduation in the Class of '57. 
Our readers have the privilege of enjoying two of his poems in this volume; 
one. "Apostrophe to Shurtleff " at the close of our Introduction, the 
other, a toast given at the celebration of Shurtleff's twenty-first birthday. 
Criticism in those days also occupied the very prominent place 
Criticism, it deserves in Society work,' and it was far more pure, simple 
and effectual than at the present time. A great deal of careful 
thought was devoted to this work, it was brought down to a very fine 
point, and the criticisms were perfectly frank and merciless, but the result 
was that the rough edges of the members' thinking were rapidly smoothed 
off, and their minds polished, while at the same time they acquired consid- 
erable skill in judging the quality of a literary production and discriminating 
between the good and the bad, the genuine and the visionary. When 
critics failed to report — and very often when they did report — the order of 
the day was a free-for-all discussion of the merits and demerits of the exer- 
cises just presented. So thoroughly aroused did the members become over 
the questions brought up before them, that it was not an uncommon thing, 
we note, to present essays and orations on themes previously discussed. 
Along in 1853 and 1854 a "Criticising Committee" was one of the features 
of the Society, though its duties are not accurately defined, critics being 
always appointed for the debates, essays and orations. 

We note that on June 10, 1853, H. L. Field read an essay on "P. T. 
Barnum," P. J. Fisher perpetrated a poem entitled "Spring,"" and Geo. I. 
Foster delivered an oration on "Fashion." In this month it was decided 
that the entire income arising from initiation fees should be set apart as 
the "Bf)ok Fund." Strong efforts were being put forth at the time to 
enlarge the library, the growth of which had depended chiefly upon the 
generous donations of friends, such as Hon. Cyrus Edwards, to whom a vote 
of thanks is returned at this date for twenty-three valuable books. The 

1 III fact, the riiticisiiie scKiiiuil to be liilly as iinpoitaiit as the wilting itsell'. 

2 Tlii'V ili(i it then just as they do now. 


M. R. I. Society seems all aloii^i to have shared the pri\ile^:es ol the Read- 
ing-room, which, togetlier witii tlie periodicals placed therein, was in charge 
of the Librarian, until the creation of the regular "R. R. C^pininittcc" in 
January, 1862, after which said connnittee had entire control. These 
periodicals cost the Alpha Zeta Society about $25 per year. 

Tliere were a good man\- other expenses also — fuel, oil, repairs, janitor 
service, etc. But generous friends made occasional donations of money 
to the Society, and the members lumg closely together, paying up their 
dues, fees and fines promptl\'. so that there was usually' a snug little sum 
in the treasury luid bills were almost always paid carefully and promptly. 
The payment of dues, etc., was something (tf profoLuid moment to all, and 
though the halt-dollars "came high" then, and looked very large, they 
were bra\ely handed out for the old Society. For a long time all l~>ills were 
paid tinough the Hxecutive Committee, by order on the treasurer. 

Most of the papers and magazines were ordered tinough Alton 

Papers booksellers^Hibbard & Metcalf, Kellenberger & Atwood, and 

iind others. We note, howe\er, that the Neu' York Tribune was 

PeriOiliCillS. ordered direct from Greeley & Co., and that The National Era 

and several of the larger magazines were also obtained direct 

from the publishers. For some reason there was a great deal of difficulty in 

getting the periodicals regularly. Among the magazines taken by the Society 

we note Harper's, FiitnanTs, Knickerbocker'' s, Blackwood's, Eclectic, Silli- 

maiTs Journal, North American Review, Home Journal, and Littell's Living 

Age: while the newspapers included the New York Kecorder, Congressional 

Globe, Washington Union, Boston Atlas, Missouri Republican, Alton Courier 

and Alton Telegrapli. 

Before the establishment of tiie lu-w second-lloor Reading- 

bfforis room on June 9, 1857, several efforts were maile to secure 

to Secure more commodious quarters," and a more suitable location 

Deu' which wouIlI insure greater pri\ ac\-. Reriodicals were not 

Readinif Room, infrequently purloined from the Reading-ro(»m, :\u^ this 

became so serious that the Facultv was appealed to <in one 

occasion. At length a tablet costing $2.00 and inscribed, "Alpha 

Zeta and M. R. I. Reading-room," was secured in conjunction with 

the M. R. I. Society and placed upon the door, and good locks were put in 

I Tlie hist-floor loom, Ix-sides being too sin. ill fur l.ilnaiv .iiid Kiading-rooiii iokciIici . seiiiis to have 
lieon ilMsalisf'actoiy in other ways, ami ici|nire(l. we note, rontiniial (li-.iniiiK .ind hxini; ii|). 


the doors of the room. Students not belon^hig to the Alpha Zeta or M. R. 
I. were charged forty cents per term for the privileges of the room. In the 
spring of 1854 the question of changing the location of this room was vigor- 
ously agitated, the Executive Committee of the Society being instructed on 
May 24 "to confer witii the Trustees of the College and secure a second - 
story recitation -room for a reading-room; also to confer with M. R. 1. as to 
co-operation in this." Again, on May 26, the Executive Committee was 
instructed "to confer with the Executive Committee of the College and as- 
certain on what terms a reading-room can be obtained." But these efforts 
and several others seem to have been unavailing, as far at least as practi- 
cal results at the time are concerned. 

The Executive Committee was instructed May 19, 1854, to liave as 
many volumes of periodicals bound as could be filled out, cost of binding 
not to exceed $30.00. May 11, 1854, the Reading Room was ordered 
closed on Sundays, but Nov. 21, 1854, ordered re-opened for Sunday use. 
Rev. J. A. Smith, editor of The Cliristiau Times (predecessor of The Staud- 
ani) donated to the Society on Sept. 28, 1854, The Loudon Ouarterly, 
IVesf/iiiiisfer, Noitli British and Hdiulvi/o KevieiL^s; and Dr. James of 
Upper Alton, donated the New York Times. Quite a large number of books 
were bought in January, 1856, and shortly afterward a large book-case was 
purchased from Prof. Adkins. Later a vote of thanks is returned to Rev. 
W. D. Haley, for "sundry literary works," and to Major Long for "twenty 
valuable books." Two hundred labels are ordered for the books in the 
library. Permission is granted the M. R. 1. and Philharmonic Societies to 
deposit their papers in our book-case. 

The first record we have of library delinquencies is Sept. 26, 1856, when 
the Librarian reports names of those delinquent and a committee of two is 
appointed to look after the books which are held out from the library. Oct. 
10, a large map loaned by Prof. Castle is put up in the Reading-room, 
and about the same time "a map of the Presidents of the United States" is 
donated by F. M. Ellis. 

January 9, 1857, the Philomathian Society (See Chapter 

^^^^^- III.) is given free access to the Reading-room, in considera- 

^dmillcil to lion of placing therein certain current periodicals and news- 

KcilililUj Koom. papers as they appear. On Feb. 6, Article VIL, Section 3 

of the By-Laws is revised to read: "The Library shall be 

opened by Librarian a half-hour before the regular Friday evening meetings, 


and remain open for a half-liour, ineiiibeis beiny peimitteJ at siieli time to 
take out one book or two periodicals eacii, but sucli books or periodicals sliall 
not be retained loiiuei' tliaii two weeks." April A it was rt-sctK i-d "tli;it llu- 
Librarian shall not loan out papers or periodicals from tin- l^c-adiuL'-room 
until they ha\e lain there the required length of timr." 

CommeiU(.-inent, it is nott^d, was nuicli latt-r than at tlu- present day, 
the Collejie year be.uinnin.^ the latter part of September and closing 
toward the last of June — after the manner of colleges in the Hast. One of 
the great e\ents of Commencement week, then as now, was the Annual 
Address before the Society,' which for se\eral years at least occurred at 
2:30 P. iV\. on Commencement iJay. it was customary on these occasions 
for the Society to assemble in the Hall, and under tlk- conduct of a marshal 
or otticer of the day, to march in procession to the old Stone Church, where 
most of the Commencement orators held forth. The Society also appointed 
a committee to attend to the seating of the auilience on these occasions. 
In 1853, Ht)n. Edward L. Bates, afterward a member of Lincoln's Cabinet, 
deli\'ered the Address. 

The first Alpha Zeta badge et wliicli we have record was adopted 

?irsl June 17, 1853, and displayed for the first time on Conmiencemeiit 

Bndijc. Day, June 23, 1853. This badge consisted of red, white and blue 

ribbon worn on the left shoulder, and must have loomed up in great 
style. Can we imagine the stunning effect and the open-mouthed sensa- 
tion they created among the unsophisticated and unsuspecting! 

The celebration of "Arbor Day" was, we uiuierstand. instituteii 
/Irbor at Shurtleff College about the spring of 1853. A half-holiday was 
Dav« granted, and professors and students went forth tit'c/Keii/t's to the 

neighboring forests and wooLllands, anci there selected many a 
tender, verdant sapling for transplanting upon the campus. Hach person 
who brought in a tree and set it out on the College grounds was e.xpected 
to look after and care for the tree, protecting it from injiuy. One of our 
old '50 men writes that he planted almost directly north of the north door 
of the dorn'iitory and a little way inside the old fence, an elm. which grew 
nicely, and is to-day oni- of our noble shade trees and an ornament to the 
campus. Later on, as class spirit grew stronger, the custom arose of plant- 
ing class trees on Arbor Day. 

In glancing o\'er the okl minutes we note that on No\ . 11, 1853, the 

I .N'nw •'Ix'trin- tlir Soiidirs. " 


Corresponding; Secretary is instructed to return the thanks of the Society to 
Rev. W. C. Van Meter for "three astral lamps valued at ten dollars" and 
by him donated to Alpha Zeta. 

On March 31, revised Constitution and By-Laws are, with afew amend- 
ments, adopted as reported by Committee of the Wiiole from a special 
committee. There seems to have still been considerable dissatisfaction, 
however, for on the 9tii of June the Constitution and By-Laws are referred 
to a committee for another revision, to be finally submitted to the Faculty 
for approval and copied into the proper book. We note another slight 
revision March 13, LS55, when a few changes were adopted and a new 
article inserted in the Constitution making extemporaneous speaking a 
regular exercise. 

The "Supervising Committee" is instructed April 7 to confer 
Supcrvisiili) with Alton printers as to printing revised Constitution and 
Commincc. By-Laws; also to confer with ''Maria" as to taking care of 
the Hall. The above committee was an institution peculiar to 
this time, existing only about a year and a half, from the spring of 1854 
until December, 1855. It was a continuation or outgrowth of the old 
"Committee on Ways and Means," which figured in the Society life from 
the earliest days up to April, 1854. The duties of this Supervising Com- 
mittee were somewhat numerous and varied, as it really had charge of the 
business affairs of the Society, in details as well as large matters. Its 
instructions were carried out by the Executive Committee, whose duties 
were of course rendered much lighter. Committees at this period usually 
consisted of two members, instead of three — as the modern custom is. 

The address before the Society at Commencement 1854 was delivered 
by Judge Skinner of Chicago, on Thursday, June 2^. Yager's Brass Band 
of Alton was secured for the occasion. Messrs. Lowe and Maple acted as 
ushers, Charles M. Kay, marshal, and J. B. Jackson introduced the speaker. 
In addition to the Annual Commencement Address already no- 
/Inniial ticed, another periodic delight was the Annual Exhibition, to 
txbibilion. which we have briefly alluded heretofore. On these occasions 
was displayed the culture and strength gained by persistent toil 
in the private meetings, and an excellent opportunity afforded for acquiring 
ease and freedom in addressing a large audience. Notices of these events 
were usually placed in the Alton papers, and a good many Altonians at- 
tended, in addition to our own towns-people. The Exhibitions date back 


farther than the Public Meetings, aiul tor a tiiiu- treqiietitly iiicluciecl a 
theatrical performance — "hi^h tragedy or elevated and sometimes original 
comedy." This dramatic element (which excites our wonder, in view of 
the spirit of the times) was gradually superseded by ti)e dialogue and 
Shakespeare readings, which in their turn at length disappeared. The t.\- 
hibition has always been intended to present the best talent and effort of 
the Society for the year, while the Public Meeting, which originally occur- 
red every four weeks, was far less pretentious anil elaborate. As these 
meetings impro\ed in quality they were IrLI less Iriqueiitly, only three or 
four occurring in the course of the college-year. After the ladies were ad- 
mitted to Shurtleff, and e\eii for some years previously, the public was 
freely invited to attend tlu' regular programs of the Society, and Iht- old- 
time "Public Meeting" was linall\' lost in oblixion — though the term is 
very commonI\' applied to our modern bxhibilion held at the close of each 
college-year. In the old Hxhibition programs the essay, as time ad- 
vanced, was superseded to a considerable extent by a "paper" quite simi- 
lar to our JOURNAL of to-day. Until the establishment of the JOURNAL in 
December, 1858, this "paper" was named by the editor — or editors, there 
being sometimes two. The Societ\' Cjlee-Club, alter its foiination in 
November, 1861, furnisheil most of the music tor the Hxhibitions. 

In the '50s Alpha Zeta was of course "the entire show" in 
Primitive Shurtleff athletics, as in everything else, the Philo's being very 
/llblclics, few in number, and the M. K. I. far above such unseemly 
mundane antics. These athletic sports were of a rather more 
primitive order, of course, than in this day of bicwie-racing, hammer- 
throwing and foot- ball, but the old boys took as much genuine pleasure in 
their physical exercises as does the average athlete of the year of our 
Lord 1898. Inter-collegiate athletics was almost unknown in the West, so 
that these sports were confined to our own campus, consisting of "town 
ball," pitching quoits, running, jumping, etc. There were three "stand- 
ing jumps," which we take to be the standing-broad, standing-high and 
hop-step-and-jump. In these, one Alonzo Pease, though large and 
stout, was first; Ed. Fry was second, and Geo. D. Thomas third. Wrest- 
ling was also quite a favorite pastime, and to be successful in this required 
considerable endurance, as well as strength and agility, as one of these 
contests would be prok)nged sometimes for a full hour. Man\' a shirt — we 
have this on reliable authorit\- — was torn off in the arena. The star 

jumpers were also well up in wrestling, Fry especially being very quick and 
active as a cat. 

These practices on the field of sport served to keep the boys 
J\ Brush in good form — muscles hardened and strong, bodies supple and 
U'ilb wiry. The valuable drill in rough-and-tumble scrapping stood 
Cou'n them well in hand during an occasional brush with the town 
UMKjbs. toughs — which remarkable species flourished even forty -five 
years ago. At one time in particular we learn that a great ex- 
citement was aroused among the people of the town and College, caused by 
a disturbance at the Methodist church between the two factions of youths. 
A mild glamour of excitement seems to have surrounded this church in the 
olden days. Many from the town and College went there just for fun, ap- 
parently, and "to have a good time." It seems that the rougher elements 
among the town boys were in the habit of annoying the students who at- 
tended Sunday evening service at this church, even attempting to drive 
them away altogether. All this was directly due to the smoldering jeal- 
ousy so often felt by town boys toward college boys, and the insults being 
entirely uncalled-for and unprovoked, the youths from the College very nat- 
urally grew more and more indignant, until the matter finally culminated in 
a grand free-for-all tight in the vicinity of the above-mentioned church. 
After the smoke of battle cleared away it became apparent that Shurtleff 
was very much on top, one of our crack wrestlers, an all-around athlete, 
having whipped two of the bullies single-handed,' and the rest of the enemy 
having suddenly recalled important engagements elsewhere. The Shurt- 
leff boys acted only after most aggravated provocation, and solely in self- 
defense. They were sustained by all the best citizens of Upper Alton, as 
well as the College authorities, and it is gratifying to note that this episode 
was followed by a period of peace. The wholesome lesson was not soon 
forgotten, no collisions between the students and town boys being reported 
for several years. 

The decision upon debates was for a long time left to a vote of the 
house, apparently, but on September 29, 1854, a by-law was adopted to the 
• effect that "the president shall decide all debates, as to argument." 

We note that on Nov. 10 a certain member is "exhausted" when called 
upon for his essay. He had probably been sawing wood with unusual vigor 
in the afternoon. 

I "Oh. for a second Hercules!" 




1. *Restores C. Siiialley. 'sy. 4. John H. \Voo<ls, ^M. 7. ♦Tlioiuas S. Mi/e. 

2. Wiliiatn H. Siedinaii, Oi. S- J"''" W. Terry, 'jl). «. ♦Jolui Sawyer. 34. 

< *Cliaiiii(:ev K. Hrisiol, 'f.i. 6. *Tliomas VV. Greene, '54. <). ♦John 1*. Wren. '51). 

II). Alexan<h-r J. Delano, "jd. 

11. |olin H. Vellrees, '(yo. 

12. Ilcnrv I!. Hearli. "in. 

On N(i\'. 17, it was, on proposal ol J. C>. MapK', liiH iJrJ that tlic lu-xt 
Exhibition should consist ot tive orations, debate and dialoiim.. Pmi. 
Adkins was in\'ited to take charge of the same, drilling the participants, and 
Professors Castle and Kinibal! were asked to furnisli the music.-. The event 
occurred on Friday evening, Dec. 22, tlie Society meeting at p.m.* in 
the Hall and marching in procession to tlie church. Two members served 
as ushers, reser\'ing seats in front for the Society. Fourhundri'd programs 
were printed, the expense being borne by subscription, as was customary. 
Tile president, Geo. A. Pease, occupied the chair and called off the exer- 
cises, which were opened with prayer and closed with music by tin- choir 
of the church. We note that the ladies of the town were shortly after- 
ward thanked for their assistance in the arrangements for the Exhibition, 
and it is pleasing to know tiiat they so kindly aiiled us then as now. 

On Jan, 26, 1855, we note the abbreviation "Prex." used for the first 
time in the records, in February, Prof. Castle, upon written rcLiuest in 
behalf of the Faculty, is granted the use of our Hall as a ' 'declamation - 
room." Soon after the Hall is thrown open for a series of chemistry lec- 
tures. On Thursday, June 28, at 2:30 p.m., a very interesting discourse 
entitled, "Peculiar Types of Character in Old and New Countries," was 
delivered before the Society by Rev. Ur. S. \. McMasters, pastor of St. 
Paul's Episcopal church of Alton. A vote of thanks was returned to liim, 
and a copy of the address requi'sted for publication in Tlw Cliristiiiii Tii)h'S. 
[Jr. McMasters was pro /t'liipore President of SliurtU'ff tiuring the next 
college year. 

In the fall of 1855 Alpha Zeta received notice tliat the sum of fifty 
dollars had been bequeathed to the Society by a former member. Get). L. 
Griswold, of Brighton. 

The Exhibition of Dec. 21, 1855, included a comic dialogue, ''Hob 

Comic iiiui Noh," in which Ebenezer Rodgers played the role of "Hob" 

DinlOvjIlC. and Thomas Long represented "Nob," F. ,\\. Ellis being 

''Bouncer." A handsome edition of Shakespeare was given as 

a prize for the best declamation, of which there were four, and also four 

orations, the program being arranged by Prof. Castk', as usual. This, we 

2 This Si cms in iiidicale tlwil llic ICshiliilii ii was at lliis liii;c liolil as cailv as f>-,n p iii 



believe was the first time an admission fee was cliarged at an Exhibition, a 
net profit of $17.40 beinjz reported. 

On Friday evening, Feb. 11-, 1856, we note tliat "after regular busi- 
ness" patriotic speeches were made and a resolution appropriate to the Day 


in the spring of 1856 the Hall was considerably improved 

Hall and beautified, the numerous friends of the Society kindly 

Improvement, bearing part of the expense. The floor was carefully 

painted, ceiling whitewashed and walls papered. A neat 

secretary's stand was purchased, and thanks returned Messrs. Field, Greene 

and Gallaher for some large framed pictures, in May we note the past 

minutes were corrected by a committee of two, and on June 13 Father 

Loomis and Rev. 1. Woodbury favored the members with instructive talks 

on the objects and consequences of the Society. On June 26 the Annual 

Address was delivered in "The Grove," east of the Dormitory, by Rev. 

W. D. Haley of Alton. Seven of our more prominent members graduated 

in this year — John Pope Baker, Henry W. Bowers, George P. Guild, Geo. 

A. Pease, Wm. Randolph, Ebenezer Rodgers and Nathaniel Wilson. 



IN addition tn Alpha Zeta several other literary societies tloiirished at 
Shuitleff in the '50s and '60s. In the college-years 1852-53 and 
1853-54 two especially are noted — "The Juvenile Debating Society of 
Shurtleff College" and ''The Society of Moral and Religious Inquiry." 
The former was composed entirely of the young hoys in the Preparatory 
Department, including George B. Dodge, Samuel DeBow, Tom and Willis 
Long, Cyrus and Willie Leverett, Geo. Mosher, Ebenezer and Edward 
Rodgers, John W. and Judson Teasdale, Wilberforce Hurlbut and Frank 
Adkins. The organization existed only a couple of years or less, when it 
died a natural death, most of its members afterward joining the Alpha Zeta. 

The Society of Moral and Religious Inquiry, familiarl\- known 
"IWarin." as M. R. I. or "Maria," was, as its name indicates, composed 
of staid and sober theologs, ascetics of the deepest dye, 
who met on Saturday evenings in the rooms of its respecti\e members (and 
later in the Alpha Zeta Hall) to tussle with weighty problems of Being, 
Subconsciousness, Predestination and the Origin of Evil. The meetings 
were devoted alternately to a discussion of some question of religious inter- 
est, and the presentation of papers or "reports" prepared by the members 
upon the moral and religious condition of the world. The M. R. I. was 
formed about 1850, continuing until 1868, when it was supplanted by the 
"Theological Society," which was sustained as a society for less than two 
years. The membership of M. R. I. included at different times such men 
as Hopps and Howell (our Damon and Pythias), Simmerwell, Bishop, 
James and William Leverett, Geo. A. Pease, Foster, Jackson, Moore and 
Lawton, the majority being also Alpha Zetans. 


The society of most prominence, however, among these minor 

Hcia organizations was the PHILOMATHIAN, bearing the same name 

Pbilo. (witli different spelling) but in no wise related to the old Philo- 

mathean which grew into the Alpha Zeta. This new Philo was 
originated in the following manner. One of the articles in Alpha Zeta's 
constitution having long permitted only students in the College Department 
to become members, the urgent need of a lower-grade society soon made 
itself felt. The "Juvenile Debating Society" mentioned above fulfilled 
this want for a time, but for two or three years after its demise the same 
need frequently became apparent and the question of a Preparatory Depart- 
ment society was repeatedly agitated. At length, in the spring of 1856, 
the Philomathian was instituted, being encouraged by the Alpha Zeta 
Society, many of wiiose members took part in its exercises. The young 
society certainly had some very good and interesting meetings in 1856, '57 
and '58. Noteworthy among the Alpha Zetans who nursed and encouraged 
the infant Philo in those years were Frank M. Ellis, Harry M. Gallaher 
(afterward prominent in Sigma Phi), Henry L. Field and Thomas W. 
Greene. These gentlemen aided materially in its organization, assisted 
occasionally in its meetings, and secured a number of pictures for the walls. 
The membership numbered twelve or fifteen at the start, most of these at 
the same time belonging to the Alpha Zeta. 

On June 20, 1856, Alpha Zeta granted a petition from the Philomathian 
requesting the use of the Hall on Saturday evenings. The petition was 
granted subject to withdrawal, Philo to bear her just proportion of expense 
for lighting, heating, etc., and to hire the same janitor Alpha Zeta em- 
ployed. After fierce debate the following additional proviso was rejected : 
"That the Philomathians meet with open doors, and at no time form them- 
selves into a secret society." Sept. 26, 1856, Philomathian returns thanks 
for the use of the Hall, and H. M. Gallaher moves that same be laid away 
in the archives of the Society and recommended as a good specimen of 
English composition. 

We quote from the "Sigma Phi Manual" of 1867 the following brief 
historical sketch of the Philomathian -Sigma Phi Society: 

On Saturday evening, January ig, 1856, a few students, convinced that a literary society 
adapted to the wants of those just entering upon a course of study, was a deeply felt neces- 
sity, met in the room now used for the College Library, and after due deliberation consti- 
tuted themselves "The Philomathian Society of Shnrtleft College." .... They 


continued to meet in the Library Room until Septemlier of the same yeir. when tlie Alpha 

Zeta Society kindly oflered tliem the use of their Hall Diirinfj; this year the 

society received mnny valu ible additions to its membership, priiicii) ills' fioin the Alpha 

Zeta Society, bringing with them both experience and influence In October, 

1858, a committee was appointed to obtain permission from the College Faculty to convert 
two rooms on the first t^ )or into a h dl for the use of this society. The reijuest was readily 
granted, and those faithful ,nul energetic members, H Sawyer, Wise, Yerkes, Hodge, C). 
W. Cox and others at once proceeded to fitting up the hall, which was opened on the 4th of 
March, 1859, and celebrated by an address before the Society by the Rev P. Steenstra, of 

St. Louis In April of that year the old name "I'hilomatliian" was changed to 

"Sigma Phi," from the two Greek words Selos Philoi (lovers of light) .... The new 
college-year opened with an auspicious occurrence. The F"acuUy had decided to place the 
societies upon an equal footing, and no longer regard this as a stepping-stone to any 
other Chained down no longer by restricting laws, they unanimously deter- 
mined to have no superior. The partition of another room was immediately taken down, 
and in four weeks afterwards, Nov. 18, 1839. the society held its first public meeting in the 
new hall. 

Tlie "Alpha Sigma,"' a society for students ot tlu' Preparatory 

/llpbil Department, existed during 1867-8 and a part of 186S-9. There 

$kjmn. was during tliis time, we understand, a college law to the effect 

that only members of the College classes should join the Alpha 
Zeta or Sigma Phi. Thus of course the need of a society for the benefit 
of Preparatory students became again urgent. The Alpha Sigma mi-t in 
"Chapel No. .^," but the Theological Society wanted the same room, and 
succeeded in obtaining it of the Faculty, histead of merely changing 
their time of meeting, the Alpha Sigma betook themselves to room 21 on 
the second floor. This room, howewr, was utterly inadequate to their 
necessities (the society numbering about fifty or si.xty), and they proceeded 
to disband, burying the society at dead of night, in due form, and with 
appropriate ceremonies. The solemn funeral cortege proceeded from the 
west door of the Dormitory to the place of interment — the hollow southwest 
of that building. Here was laid to rest the coff'm which contained, 'tis said, 
the remains of Alpha Sigma. The impressive burial rites included a finieral 
oration by John Olson, of the recently defunct. 

An old Alpha Sigman says: "After this a move was made to induce 
the Faculty to permit us to join the College societies, which in a few 
weeks was granted. In the meantime we had carefully compared the 
merits of the two societies, and I may say thi' cream of the Sub classes 
joined the Alpha Zeta Society, this old Society being noted for its dignity, 

I Also caller) the "Siib &: Snb-Siib." 


untiring efforts for good, and manly way of meeting all or dealing with all 
questions, even though perplexing." 

But the really dark, fell, dire effort of all Shurtleff's history to 

n)onh$ date, in the way of a society, was that which successfully 

of brought about the "Zelogalosians, or Monks of St. Momus." 

$1. n)onniS. Our Archaeologist, being strictly on the inside track in this 

matter, has secured full official data as to this unchartered but 

justly celebrated organization — this Great Secret Society of Old Shurtleff ! 

Alas! it never lived to see its second birthday, but came to an untimely end 

shortly before Commencement, 1859. 

Early in December, 1857, a number of Freshmen' held frequent and 
prolonged conversations touching the advisability and practicability of 
organizing a secret literary and social society in the College. After pro- 
found deliberation, numerous plans having been projected and rejected, the 
matter came to a focus in the formation of a "club," which was to be con- 
ducted after the manner of a monastic order and to hold weekly meetings, 
on Wednesday evenings. Though originated chiefly by Freshmen it in- 
cluded "the elect" of all classes, without distinction of other affiliations or 
rank, it was a good fellowship club, devoted to informal literary and con- 
versational" improvement and jolly companionship. The members, being 
known by the general term "Monks," had each a special club name also. 
These names were chosen by each member according to his particular fancy. 
The following are some of them: Benedict, Friar Tuck, Ajax, Geoffrey, 
Gregorius, Falstaff, Plato, Old Mortality, Tacitus. The official costume 
consisted of a scarlet cowl and gown with rope girdle, similar to that 
affected by monkish orders, and the officers — elected by ballot every eight 
weeks— were known as Lord Abbot, Coadjutor, Purveyor, Scrivener and 
Janitor. The Lord Abbot was togged out in sweller style than the rest, 
and was of course master of ceremonies, the Coadjutor officiating in his 
absence. The Purveyor's duty was to provide viands for the refreshment 
of the Brotherhood at every meeting, the expense being borne by a weekly 
stipend which he collected of all. The Scrivener had charge of the Frater- 
nity's funds (except the weekly stipend), and kept a record of such portion 
of the proceedings as it was desired should be recorded. The Janitor acted 
as doorkeeper and vigilante. 

1 Looking for trouble, as usual. 

2 Discussion of the lives, characters and writings of great men was an interesting feature of the 


Wf karn from the Constitution that any College student having 
Inside sonit' knowlcd.ue of the classics and possessing the requisite quali- 
Dalfl. ties t(i inaki.' a pk^asant companion, was eligibk- tn membership, 
but he must receive the entire vote of the Fraternity. The initia- 
tion fee was $1,00. Fifteen was the limit of membership. No into.xicating 
liquors were allowed in thr iiu-etings of the Fraternity. Tiicre was a some- 
what elaborate initiation ceremony. One knctck and a scratcii was the 
signal for admittance. The Janitor then inquired of the applicant, "What 
do you want .-"' The name of the literary e.xercise of the evening was 
required as countersign. 

When a member or members of the BrotlKrhood graduated from Col- 
lege a special farewell meeting was held in tht-ir honor. 

The first regular meeting of the Zelogalosians was held Dec, 16, 

Exercises 1857, in No. 36 on the third floor of the Dormitory. The meet- 

Of Ibe ings were opened and closed by singing an ode composed by the 

n)cnk$. Fraternity, and the time was occupied in much the same way as 

in the regular literary society meetings, with the additional feat- 
ures of interesting initiatory rites, which were very solemn and conducted 
largely in Latin ; convivial and humorous conversation; partaking of the 
"refection," etc., which latter portions of the program were certainly the 
exact opposite of solemn. We note that at one meeting the exercise is to 
give "a metaphorical definition of ^/o^//^//c^ in ten words;" at another "a 
monosyllabic sentence on life, twenty words in length." At one time each 
Monk brought in a carefully prepared autobiography; again, an extract from 
the writings of his favorite author, and again, fifteen peculiar words are 
given, to be incorporated in a theme by each Frater. On one occasion a 
stanza of four lines on "Woman" was the order of the day, and we give 
below those voted first and second best : 

"There is music and beauty and rapture and light 
Wherever she wanders, and elsewhere is night. 
Oh, the spirit of Innocence laughs in her eyes, 
And the gods never fed on such sweets as her sighs " 

"True woman's love so high and free 

Dispels my mind's sad. withering gloom. 
And what would life without it be? — 
A dreary journey to the tomb," 


Tile meetings were held in tiie rooms of the various members, in 
$pCi)kilKj the Dormitory, thouo;h quite often adjournment was taken to dis- 
Of ?rats! tant woods and solitary jilens where dismal hooted the midnight 
owl and horrid things crept about in the inky shadows! Here our 
Praters were in their element, and a very strikingly picturesque — if not 
gruesome — scene they presented in their long unearthly robes, standing 
solemnly around the glaring bonfire, or yelling and dancing about in weird, 
wild orgies. Afterward they slept soundly in their big tent, and enjoyed 
the return in the fresh air of early morning, followed by good performance in 
the class-room, as though nothing extraordinary had occurred. 

But this agreeable state of things could not last. The Order 

Exil of the Monks of St. Momus was altogether too select an affair. 

ZclOijalosinns. Its membership included only the men of highest character 

and most brilliant scholarship, and so many were "not in it" 
that the members' were subjected to many annoyances, which culminated 
one evening in an attempt to force an entrance and break up a meeting. 
Faster and more furious grew the bombardment, imtil there arrived upon the 
scene "a very dignified personage whom all respected," and the frolic ceased 
rather abruptly. That was the last official meeting of the Zelogalosians. The 
Faculty held something in the nature of a judicial examination, we under- 
stand, fining the marauders, and the Order of the Monks was dissolved. 
A pledge was thereafter required of young men received into the College, 
to join no secret societies during their connection with the Institution. We 
close this tale of the Monks of St. Momus with the 


(SuiiK to the tune of "Vive la Coiiipagnie.") 

Levati singuli comites scyphos, 

Vive Fraternitas. 
Bibete salutem recenti fratri, 

Vive Fraternitas. 

Chorus — Vive tu ! Vive tu ! Vive tu ! etc, etc.. 
Vive Fraternitas 

Gratulans fratrem cum candidu manu, 

Vive Fraternitas. 
Quisque cors palpito varum in mente, 

Vive Fraternitas. 

Wlioiii the boys were not long in discoveiiii};. 


Litera horam nunc certe habebit, 

Vive Fraternitas. 
Faciens puram letitiam cordis, 

\'ive Fraternitas. 

Tuta ab visu investigationis, 

Vive Fraternitas. 
Ciaudio carmine hora' volabunt, 

\'ive Fraternitas. 

At the be^iiinin^ ot the last term of 1860-61 a number of 

"Ulhill students and youn^ ladies of the village formed themselves into 

Dot the ''What Not Club," for social and literary enjoyment, the 

Club." meetings being held in rotation at the Immesof the several young 

lady members. There were in all sixtt-'cn members — eight 

couples, — and the exercises, while mainly literary, were quite varied, some 

features being decidedly unique. Several of those who were members testify 

that they had glorious times at these meetings. There was a "Presiding 

Genius" (P. G.) and "Vice Presiding Genius" (V. P. G.), the oftices 

going in turn to the several members — a lady and a gentleman each time. 

The escorting of the ladies was determined by drawing lots for their names. 

In a fanciful sort of way the young men gave the young ladies titles from 

the books that charmed them : ''Hilda" and "Miriam," from Hawthorne's 

Marble Faun, "Priscilla," ''Rosebud," etc. The exercises included the 

reading of the "What Not Journal," games of various sorts, acting of 

charades, and refreshments. The Club only existed for one term, when 

"it dissolved like a summer sunset, leaving the brightest of memories." 

There have been other literary societies at Shurtleff from time to time, 
but as data in regard to them is quite meager, we refrain from further pro- 
longing this chapter. One organization of a more or less questionable 
character is said to have held its meetings in the old belfry of the 



'T'HIS period of our history has to do with a remarl<ahly strong and intel- 
^ ligent class of members — such as Dodge, Steenstra, Lawton, Lowe, 
Woods, Greene, Ellis, Warne, Delano, "Boh" Smith, Terry, Sawyer, 
Keene, Wren, Vertrees and Thomas Mize. These men of the latter '50s — 
many of them — have since made themselves felt in the world and been 
strong factors for good in the life of their time, wherever located. 

In this half-decade many a iiazardous move was made on the checker- 
board of our National life, and many stirring events sent the blood faster 
through the veins of the true patriot and lover of that which is pure and 
right. Slavery, foul with the slime of hell, had reared its accursed head from 
the Southern marsh, and was swaying to and fro over the fair land, while 
conscience and manhood withered at its blighting breath. The cowardly 
border ruffianism was rife in Kansas and Nebraska. Lawrence was raided, 
Ossawattomie attacked, and many were the dastardly deeds committed 
in the effort to extend the domain of slavery over these new Western 

These were the thrilling days when Senator Douglas was strug- 

Intcnsc gling so desperately to maintain his ascendency despite the 

Interest in advent of the new Moses whom God was raising up to destroy 

Campaiijn the power of the oppressor and lead all his people through the 

Oratory. Red Sea of human blood to the peaceful shores beyond. The 

students attend en masse the celebrated Lincoln -Douglas debate 

at Alton in 1858, and also heard Owen Lovejoy at the Alton City Hall 

during this campaign, "some of those who had helped mob his famous brother 

sitting upon the platform from v/hich he spoke, presumably approving." 

We quote from one of these students in attendance on the occasion: 

"After all these years I still hear Lovejoy, with almost matchless oratory, 

at the end of an eloquent passage of great power, as he asks with loud 



voice, 'Do you duuht it?' And I lu-ar a WL'1I-I<ii(i\vn pr<i-sla\cr\' man 
standing by my side answer in an equally loud voice, so that all heard him, 
'Yes, 1 do,' — and then tlie reply quick as a flash from the platform, 'He 
that doubteth is damned already.' After that tlurt.' was a mighty prolonged 
applause and no more interruptions.'' 

In the fall of 1859 the John Brown affair took place, and that 

Ulnr touching drama of real life was enacted — Brown, on his way to 

Looms the gallows, kissing the forehead of a little slave child. The 

Up. gathering clouds grew rapidly darker, and the ominous thunder's 

mutterings told of the storm about to burst forth in frightful fury, 

scattering desolation over the nation of the earth most blessed. In the fall 

of 1860 the Southern States seceded and formed the "Confederacy," and 

April li, 1861, "the shot heard 'round the world" was fired, and war was 

at once a horrible reality. These things stirred the souls of young men in 

college — as elsewhere, and it was not long until the Shurtleff men were 

nobly responding to their anguished country's call. 

The five years of Shurtleff life immediately preceding the 
Dr. Rend Civil War were characterized, however, by long, steady for- 
.flssumcs ward strides, it was the beginning of the administration of 
Presidency of Rev. Daniel Read, LL.D., as President. Dr. Read accepted 
Shurtleff. the Presidency at a somewhat critical stage of Shurtleff's his- 
tory. The College had been slightly on the decline for a 
few years, but this strong and enthusiastic man, with his new methods and 
invincible determination to make things go, seemed to have but little diffi- 
culty in inspiring others with the spirit of progress. He supplied the pulpit 
of the Baptist Church for a time in connection with the Presidency of the 
College, and by his genial winning way and sincere kindness gained the 
respect of all and a wide and powerful influence. While very strict and 
positive, so that the students generally came to regard his will as law and 
gospel, he was at the same time exceedingly kind to all who were earnestly 
striving to obtain an education. His home was alwaysopen to the students, 
and they were made to feel at home there. He took in new-comers 
frequently, giving them board and providing lodging until they had gotten 
comfortably settled — often with the means of earning their support. 

The following letter from Mr. Henry A. Warne, of the Class of 1861, 
gives some idea of the College and Society life of this period: 


Kenwood, Madison Co., N. Y., March 14, 1898. 

Dear E3kothkks and Sisters ; 

I can with difficulty realize that more than forty years have elapsed since I 
entered Shurtleft in the fall of 1856, and where I spent the happiest years of my life. Years 
of delightful association with teachers and companions enthusiastic and earnest, fixed many 
things indelibly. . . . First came a preliminary course, then the full-fledged dignity of Fresh- 
men, of which our class (as usual) made much. We were then brought into closer relations 
with professors as genial and faithful in their dealings with us as any in the higher universi- 
ties—the two amiable, modest Leveretts, Prof. Oscar Howes, Prof. O. L. Castle, and later 
Prof. Marsh. After the advent of President Read, soon came also his friend H. N. Kendall, 
of St. Louis, a man of the most liberal spirit, whose contributions to the Institution 
put the finances on a firmer basis. The student of that day looked upon Mr. Kendall as the 
Maecenas of the College, though other liberal men like D J. Hancock, of St. Louis, gave a 
helping hand. Not content with aiding at a distance, Mr. Kendall's warm interest in the 
College led him to take up his residence in Upper Alton, and it seemed to form the chief 
concern of his life to help the Institution in every way possible. His imposing looking 
dwelling, his genial face and constant presence, his generous contributions to young men 
needing aid, all combined to give him a position of great prominence, and every Collegian 
felt assured that with such hearty and substantial aid, the energy of President Read would 
compel a great advance in everything, and we held ourselves fortunate to have entered the 
College at such a time. 

How shall I portray that student life which seems so monotonous to the superficial eye, 
but which comprises all that interests and agitates the larger world without, but is more fully 
enveloped in an ethereal atmosphere of intellectual aspiration ! . . . . My clearest recollec- 
tions are of the Alpha Zeta Society with which I was connected. I seem to see before me 
that pleasant upper room, brightly lighted on some special meeting for a debate. The fac- 
ulty are present to express their interest ; President Read with a kindly dignity, Prof. Howes 
with alert expression, handsome Prof. Castle with a flattering expectation of worthy per- 
formance beaming in his thoughtful eyes. The ladies too are there, our most indulgent 
critics. It is a company of friends, and the boys do well in such a genial atmosphere. 
The debate, we confidently say, is a good one ; all do themselves credit, and the meeting 
dissolves with many pleasant smiles, the hum of cheerful voices, and an agreeable "hum- 
ming in the tissues" of all as they disperse. 

Or there is an Annual Exhibition of the Alpha Zeta in the church across the road, to 
accommodate a larger audience. The room is well filled, for the people have come from far 
and near . . . The power and courtesies of debate, of " thinking on one's feet," as well as 
the more finished and possibly profounder productions of the essayist and critic, the sweet 
melodies of verse — all were developed well in the Hall of the Alpha Zeta, and music too 
often lent its inspiring thrills 

I have not space to describe the characteristics of many individuals, but must gratify 
myself by mentioning our Mark Twain — John Woods. Who would think of that fine Greek 
and Latin scholar as a remarkable humorist, — but he was full of it. His series of essays en- 
titled "A Critic come to Judgment," etc , created quite a sensation. Mother Goose's melo- 
dies and kindred themes were treated with such mock profundity and critical acumen, with 


such original turns and sly allusions as to keep us laughing "most consumedly." Thomas 
Mize, who ranked high among the College poets, was the gentlest of men, not lacking- in 
manly brawn, who loved his friend as Jonathan loved David — and the ladies' man par-emi- 
nence. The last mentioned trait was a curious and sudden development. The retiring, ex- 
cessively modest larva and chrysalis suddenly burst forth into startling activity and grace. 
It was a surprise truly, but no amount of chaff could disturb his equipoise, and the ladies 
sustained him well, which settled the matter. Peter Steenstra, then in the later stages of 
his course, had a peculiar power. His mind was as clear and cold and bracing as the air on 
a mountain-top, with a latent lire not shown in his style at all, but hot as flowing lava And 
there was Northrop the versatile, an original in many ways, with wonderful memory, flow 
of speech and brilliantly picturesque style. He was well read in English literature, and I 
thought of him as our College Macaulay. Music had a fine representative in the person of 
John Packer, whose enthusiasm in this direction was invaluable to the College. His pecul- 
iarly fine voice and able leadership provided excellent music in exhibitions and social gath- 
erings of the time Athletics hid comparatively scanty representation in Shurtleff in 

those days. "We have changed all that," I suppose the athletes of the Shurtleff of 1898 can 
say with emphasis I .... 

That year iSCn, how full of startling events — the beginning of the great Civil War ! 
Sumter fell. With the heavy thunder of the cannon the whole nation's heart was stirredi 
and soon we could think of little else than the vast conflict developing so rapidly and porten- 
tously, big with fate The students of Old Shurtlefl were of course deeply moved by the 
spirit of the time Some of our most promising students left us for the field and gave their 
lives for the land they loved. So end the reminiscences of an old Alpha Zetan. 

Fraternally yours, 


On tlu' 12tli ()t NdwinbtT, 1S50. a committee was appointed to 
Second inquire the probable cost of a new bad^e tor the Society, and on 
Badi}C. the 14th titty baddies were ordered. This was the second badge 
of Alpha Zeta. and consisted of the Society monogram in gold 
on a plain blue background, l'>eing fastened on the coat with red ribbon. 
One of the Upper Alton ladies, Mrs. Grinstead, is, we nt)te, rendered a vote 
of thanks for "efficient aid" in preparation of these badges. They were 
under the control of the Society, being loaned to tlu- members on state oc- 
casions. They were worn, we believe for the first time, at the Hxliibition 
of Dec. 19, 1856. The plan of this Exhibition was arranged by a com- 
mittee of three in consultation with Prof. CastK'. who also furnished the 
vocal music for the occasion. Front seats were reserved lor the Societ_\', 
Monticello Seminary was invited, and the program was as follows: 




Oration, "Let there be Light, " - - - S. S. Boone 

Oration, " Nationality," - - - Jos. B. Lemen 


Declamation, (A'ossiit/i) - - - - F. M. Ellis 

Declamation, [GilfUkni) - - - - J. W. Amiss 


Colloquy — Scene in a Student's Room, G. B. Douge and T. M. Long 


Oration, "Mission of the Orator," - - - H. L. Field 

Oration, "The Golden Age and the Age of Ciold," Wm. B. Gilbert 


Dialogue, (selected) 

Tkanscendentalist, - - - - H. M. Gallaher 

Philosopher, - - - Win. W. Foutch 

Logician, - - - T. A. Slater 

Linguist, - - - - ^ R. B. Smith 

Elocutionist, - - - G. B. Dodge 

Mathematician, - - - - - T. W. Greene 

Poet, - - - - - - S. S. Boone 

Patriot, - - - - - - Wm. B. Gilbert 

Yankee Studhins, - - - - T. M. Long 


On Oct. 24 a liandsomely framed engiaviny: of the Senate of 1850 was 
brought forth and presented to the Society with an appropriate speech by 
H. L. Field. Some twenty members had contributed toward the purchase. 
. . . On Feb. 6, 1857, resolutions on the death of a former member, 
Wm. Randolph, Jr., were passed by the Society, and a copy sent to his 
family. The resolutions were also published in the Alton Courier. At the 
meeting of a week later, Mr. Maple read an eulogy on the deceased. 
. On March 20 several amendments to the By-Laws suggested by 
H. L. Field were adopted, with slight changes. One of these amendments 
provided for a roll-call at every meeting, absentees without reasonable 
excuse to be fined ten cents each. 

hi the spring of 1857, great efforts were again made to 
DcU' secure a better location for the Reading-room. In April 

Second ?locr President Read offered to deliver a series of lectures to 
Rcailincj Room, which admission should be charged, the proceeds, or a por- 
tion thereof, to be used in fitting up a new Reading-room 
for the Society. This offer was very gratefully accepted, and a committee 


of ten appointed to proLiirf tickets anJ attend t<i the sale of same. Tlie cost 
of properly tittini: up a new Reading-room was estimated at fifty dollars. 
On the 22d of May the sum of $72.50 was reported on lianLl, and early in 
June the new Reading-room became an accomplished fact, the old fixtures 
I'leinji disposed of to help defray the expense. Wm. P. Hancnck formally 
presented the Society the new carpet for the room, ani.1 a vote of thanks 
was tendered him and his fellow-members and friends who had assisted in 
this matter, which was i'\identl\- a private enterprise. The room, which 
was situated on the second lloor, was really quite liands(iinel\' tittLd up, 
and must have looked magnificent to tia- eyes of those boys of '57 as they 
beheld it resplendent in new cintains and carpet, with its tall paper-racks, 
tables covered with tempting magazines, and well-tilled book-cases — all 
bathed in the subdued light and holy hush of the land where the Muses 
tread. On June 9, a grand dedicatory Jubilee was held in the Hall. The 
orators of the day were H. M. (iallaher, J. B. lA-meii and J. P. Lawton, 
George B, Dodge reading a carefully prepared historical sketch of the So- 
ciety. Z. W. Hobbs presented an appropriate poem in honor of the occa- 
sion, and Prof. Castle and others furnished music. T. M. Long acted as 
toastmaster, and 'mid the temperate hilarity of pure delight the tlowing 
bowl went round — figuratively speaking. 

On the 19th of June we are favored with a speech by Mr. B. H. Mills, 
of St. Louis, who soon afterward became Financial Agent of the College. 
From records of this meeting also we catch a foregleam of the Great Secret 
Society known as the ZELOGALOSIANS, or MONKS OF ST. MOMUS. 
(See Chap. 111.) On this date, under the head of voluntary exercises, 
H. M. Gallaher reads a copy of the official minutes of a meeting of the 
"Calmucks" on W(.od River during an encampment held b\' that mys- 
terious body. 

Dr. H. R. Rowe, of Bloomington, read a poem bef(»re the 

Z. »U. Hobbs. Society at the Commencement season of 1(S57, when Alpha 

Ibc Pod. Zeta reluctantly bade farewell to a number of her very best 

workers and stanchest supporters. On this Commencement 

occasion, as was not infrequentl\' the case, the exercises were held in the 

open air, a platform being erected in "the Grove." This platform was 

decorated in fitting style with a profusion of beautiful flowers, and as 

Z. W. Hobbs, the sweet singer, ceased speaking, a large wreath of roses, 

becoming detached from the decorations overhead, fell at his feet — the 


flowers themselves thus eloquently paying their tribute to the genius of the 
greatest poet Shurtleff has ever produced. 

On September 25, 1857, a communication was received from the M. R. 
1. Society requesting us to ask th^ Philomathians to change their time of 
meeting to accommodate the M. R. 1.— the latter being the senior society. 
On October 2i a note from the Philo's stated that they had vacated the 
Hall, rather than change tlieir time of meeting, and a committee of one is 
appointed to apprise the M. R. 1. of the fact. 

The first recess mentioned, occurred October 30, 1857, when on 
motion a ten minutes' intermission is allowed. It did not become 
'^'*'^^^* a permanent institution, however, until some time afterward. 

We notice by Nov. 13 tlie audiences had become so large that the 
Executive Committee was instructed to make arrangements for more seats 
in the Hall. 

The periodicals for each ensuing year were decided upon in November 
or December, and we note the newspapers ordered for 1858 included among 
others the New York Eveniiiiy Post, Illinois State Journal, Missouri Daily 
Democrat, Herald of Freedom, Col. Forney's Press, Carlinville Free Democrat, 
and Jonesboro Gazette; the Atlantic and American Keview being among the 
magazines selected. The periodicals for this year were ordered through the 
Cosmopolitan Art Association. On recitation days the Reading-room was 
heated up at 12 m. ; on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. 

Nov. 27, 1857, the Society met at the ringing of the church bell, and 
marched in a body to the church to attend Thanksgiving services. 

At the Annual Exhibition of Dec. 18, 1857, the whole Society was 
seated upon a temporary stage erected for the purpose, and six footlights 
were secured for the occasion. The girls of Monticello Seminary were 
invited, as usual. Tlie following program was presented: 



Oration, "Reward of Patient Thought," - - M.M.Randolph 

Declamation, [Ifarritigton,) - - - J. W. Amiss 

Reading of "The Evening Star," - - - W. P. Hancock 


Oration, "Thomas Cole," - - - R. B. Smith 


( ^3 


I. Daniel H. Drake, 6j , (I>:,,|,>:» ..... 

?• ?f?/y '-.Mll'^. :^3/ ,:, 1.;;;;:^';^ t,!^:l^;%r ^ ^VV^-V N Cl,a,....ers. 7... 

; Caloway Nash, Y.j 

3. Addison B. Tonilinson, Ym 
4- Thomas J. Keith, Y,-;. 

>) A.l.lison I.. Cole, Y.i 
" Jnhn I-. Ildward, Yif.. 

Debate, "Resolveil, 'I'll at tlic rnit>n is tcmlini; to Decay." 

Allirmative, 1\ M N. M. Hkown 
Negative, J. I' Lauton, A J Dki.ano 


Oration, "Chaiactcrs of (ircat Mt-n, W C Lkvkhktt 

Reading of "The Crescent," - T S Luwk 


Oration, "Literature of the Bible," 11 M. (".ai.lahkk 

Oration, "OlHces of the True. ' - ')' W. Grekne 



''Tile Eveniniz Star" lias been loaned us tor perusal, and we note 

"The that it consists of a short editorial, a poem — "Too Bright to 

bvciliiuj Last," a liumorous letter from "Mrs. Jerusha Partington'' — 

Sliir." contributed by P. H. Steenstra ; "The Love of the Marvelous" 

— an essay by H. A. Warnt'; "Cieneral News,' ami Z. W. 

Hobbs" "Apostrophe to Shurtleff." 

On Saturday evening, October 30, 1858, .Wr. A. W. Alexander, of St. 
Louis, delivered before the Society an address, entitled "Napoleon." We 
note it was the custom from this time on, for a ^iood many years, for the 
Society to have in the course of the colleo;e-year several lectures by 
prominent men. Admission was charged in most cases. Prof. Castle 
usually arranged for the music. 

In November two amendments to the By-Laws are passed; \iz., 
**3ournflr' that the business portion of the program shall follow the literary 
Inslilulcd. part, and that an editorship shall be established and a Society 
paper read at regular meetings. On Dec. 3, the literary e.xer- 
cises are accordingly the first thing on the program, and the ALPHA ZH TA 
JOURNAL, Vol. I, No. 1, is read by H. H. Northrop. The edit<.rs were at 
first elected as a committee of two, at each election of oliticers. 

The program of the Annual L.xhibition of l)ec. 22, IS.^S, was arranged 
by those who took part, the debaters choosing their own question. The 

I One item tieiii;;, "It is ciiri t-iitly i'e|>urtc<l I'le^iiduiit Diicli.iii.iii is tMit; i^cd to liu iiiiirrii-il to 
a yoiint; Kill, who is at pieseiit .illeiidiiiK school at Moiiticcllo. Wu hope when His Honor 
intends calling at the Seiii. he will have it anrioiiiired beforehand, in time Tor the yoiiiii; ladies to 
asseinhle nn the front w.ilk. at llie door and at tin; wimlows and iin-ivi- him in llie most approved 
style ■ 


students wtMV all admitted free, the customary invitation being extended to 
tin- Pliilo's. Here is tlie program: 




Oration, "The Puritan Spirit,' ... - T.S.Lowe 

Declamation, "Corrupters of Youth," - - - N. A. Boyer 

Oration. "Brotherhood of Humanity," - - - H. A. Warne 


•Declamation, "The K.xpunging Resolution," - - A. C. Keene 

Oration, "Superstition," - - - - L. P. Kinman 


Oration, "John Hampden," - - - H. H. Northrop 

Oration, "Alton," - - - - J. H. Woods 


r")ebate: "Resolved, That the Monastic System was 
Beneficiil to Science." 

Affirmative, A. J. Delano. Negative, F. M. Ellis 
Decision by President of A. Z., T. W. Greene 

Mi; .SIC. 


In the spring ot 1859 the time of meeting was changed from 7:00 to 
7:iU p. m., the custom for many years afterward being to open the meet- 
ings at 7:00 in winter and 7:30 in summer, hi May, Mr, John Fitch, of 
Alton, addressed the Society, and in June we were favored with a lecture by 
Hon. E. L. Bates, of St. Louis. On the afternoon of Saturday, May 24, the 
Society is royally entertained by Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Woods, at their delight- 
ful country-seat, "Wild wood." 

The Commencement Address before the Society, on June 23, 1859, was 
delivered by Rev. H. J. Eddy, of Bloomington, in "the Grove," the famil- 
iar appellation of a large group of forest trees which stood on the site of the 
present base-ball diamond. 

At the beginning of the College year 1859-60, the matter of securing a 
Commencement speaker was brought up the first thing, and a committee 
appointed to present three names from which to ciioose an orator and two 
names from which to choose a poet. About this time it became the custom 
to confer with the President of the College in regard to the gentlemen from 
time to time requested to address the Society. Ere long an amendment to 


the Cdnstitutioii is adopted, to the el'tect lluU tin- FadiUy be first notified 
before requesting a gentleman to addrt-ss us. 

Oct. 7 a communication is read from the Sigma Phi S(j- 
Kcroscnc Lamps ciety inquiring on wliat terms they may "have haU' of our 
anJ Clbcr Keading-room." It is decided tliat said right will he 

Improvements, granted permanently on condition of tiieir paying us 550. UU, 
During tlie fall of 1859 the Society's acti\ity in all direc- 
tions was greatly stimulated by the efforts at advancenu-nt on tht- part of 
the lately created Sigma Phi. A special committee is appointed to secure 
funds for replenishing the library, the floor is painted, Webster's picture 
framed, and the Executive Committee instructed to "see what c<»al-oil 
lamps cost in St. Louis." We note later that suitable lamps cannot be ob- 
tained in Alton. Four Breckenridge lamps are at length procured for tlie 
chandelier, l^ater a globe and chimney are ordered t(» be gotten in St. 
Louis, and repairs of all kinds must be obtained in that city. Kerosene, 
or "coal-oil," was a comparati\'e novelty at this time, and the nt-w chande- 
lier then procured seems to have been considered an exceedingly' mar\elous 
thing. The question of enlarging and otherwise improving the Hall is also 
\'igorousIy agitated, and considerable money spent in the impro\ements. 

On Nov. 1(S the question tor debate was: "Resoked. That the Execu- 
tion of John Brown will be Beneficial to American Society." . . . On 
Dec. 8, LS59, Hon. Thos. Dimmock, of St. Louis, gave a lecture before the 
Society, soon afterward being elected an honorar\- member. 

The Annual Exhibition of Dec. 12, 1859, was prepared with especial 
care, and on the appointed evening the church was crowded. Foll«»wing is 
the program : 


Oration, "The Iniellect and the Heart, Uknkv A. Waksk 

Oration, "Alexanckr von Humboldt." H. H Noktiikop 


Leaves from the .\. Z Journal, read by - - Fk.vm is M. 

Or.ition, "Knowledpe and Wisdom," )()1in W Tkrkv 


Debate: "Kesolved, more enjoyment isderivable 
from Imagination than Memory." 
Adirmativc, .Vi.k.xandkk J Dki.ano Negative. John H. Woods 
Leaves from the A / Journal, reaii by - Thomas S. Mi/e 


Oration, "The Standard of Honor," - - - John Sawyer 


Comedy, "Hob and Nob," (scene in a boarding house ) 

I Hob [ a hatter] - - Francis M. Ellis 

DRAMATIS PHKSON/l-:.-,' Nob [ a printer] - - John H. Woods 

/ Bouncer, [ landlord 1 - - Albert C. Keene 


Oration, "The Law of Sympathy," - - - Thomas W, Greene 

Ill 1860 vvhfn the Prince of Wales made his \'isit to the great St. Louis 
Fair, sewrai of the Shurtleff boys had the opportunity of seeing him as he 
took iiis first \'iew of the mighty Mississippi, while waiting for the steamer at 
Alton. One of the boys describes him as a young fel'ow of rather slight build, 
plainly dressed, and carrying "a slender ivory-topped cane, now and then a 
Httle nervously applied to his Hps;" and tlie Duke of Newcastle, his guar- 
dian attendant, as "a gray-haired gentleman of no imposing figure, also 
plainly clad and hardly filling our ideas of a great nobleman." 

In the spring of hSOU, measures were taken to refit the Hall in 
Hdll great style. The mantel-pieces were taken down, the Hall fres- 

Kciliitifiillv coed, papered and painted, and the entire room renovated and 
^tCfitlcd. fixed up into really elegant shape. The committee in charge 
of tliis business was authorized to draw all the money from 
the treasury for the purpose. The work was pushed very vigorously indeed, 
frequent called meetings being held in order to examine wall-paper, make 
recommendations, etc. For about six weeks during May and parts of April 
and June, the society was obliged to meet in the Chapel, on account of the 
work being done in the Hall. Picture hangings, tassels, etc., were procured, 
and the woodwork was grained "a light oak color." At length the work 
was completed, and the Hall seemed like an entirely different place as it 
shone forth in all its beauty. On the 8th day of June it was re-opened 
with great eclat, notices having been prex'iously posted, and Sigma Phi in- 
vited to attend. The order of exercises was as follows : 

Siluiaiion, President Greene. 
Regular Literary Exercises of the evening. 
Toasts — one for each College class 
Voluntary Toasts. 
Poem, T. S Mize 

Mr. John H. Woods officiated as toastmaster The Messrs. Perkins were 
invited to sing. 


This sprinji als<» a committft- is appointt'd to ascertain and write- out for 
the Society the exact and full rules and re^zulations of the Faculty with n-s- 
pect lO our Society. A deal is at k-n^th made- with Si^iina Phi l\\' which 
she is to share equalK' with Alpha Zeta in the prixik-^it-s nf tin- Keadint:- 
room, expenses to he home conjointly, and Si^ima Phi to expend 525.00 upun 
improvements in tlu' Knom. 

On March .^0, LS60, our Alpha Zeta private projiram for tin- first time 
hears resemblance to the variegated proj^ram of to-day. We note that an 
essay, an oration, Journal and debate in ike up the profzrain, thr subject 
discussed bein^z: ''Rt'so/vt\i, That it is Beneficial to a Student to bt- Poor." 
The question chosen for debate May 25th was as follows: '' KesolveJ. That 
the Choice of Candidate for Presidency made by the Chica^io Conwntion 
(Abraham Lincoln) was the Best that Could have been Made." 

On Oct. 5, 1860 the following resolution was adopted: "Kesolveii, 
That we are opposed to importunately soliciting Students to join our 
Society, or berating any other Society in College.'" . . . On No\'. 16 
the following improvements and alterations in the Reading-room are ri-c<im- 
mended by tiie committee in charge of this work: 

Three new paper-racks and a desk placed in ro(tm; 

Twelve patent paper-holders placed on the lu-w desk; 

Three arm-chairs purchased for the room. 

The Exhibition of 1<S60 occurred on LJec. 21, M. K. I., Sigma 

Prize Phi and the Faculty being invited to attend, as usual. A 

txhibilion. string band was employed for the occasion, and a prize book 

was awarded for the best declamation. The program included 

two declamations, four orations, poem, paper, debate and a farce-. Mr. 

P. G. Weyhrich won the prize. 

On Feb. 21, Mr. Forman, of Alton, lectures before the Society. 
On Feb. 11, under the head of voluntary exercises, Terrx' proposes a toast 
t(» Washington, which is responded to by iJelano. Keene announces "The 
Star Spangled Banner," and Wren ri-spoiuls, A voluntary oration is 
delivered by Terry upon "Rewards." 

I Wliirli resolution l>rfn pri'lly well .idlicrcil lo l>v tlip Soricly, and lias rt-siillcd in Kf-il bfiichl. 


In the spring of 1861 the boys were debating such questions as 

''Resolved, That a Division of the Union of the United States would be 
BtMK'titial to the People." 

" Resolved, That Lincoln should hold and furnish Supplies to the Forts 
ill the Seceding States." 

The exciting events in our National life were now fast absorbing all 
interest and attention, and college life was a secondary matter indeed. 

On one occasion, about the spring of 1861, when the war-fever 
**/1 Hot was at its height, one of our members, being on for an essay, had 
Time." chosen to write a "Justification" of the South in taking up arms 
against the North. "By the time he had finished," we are told, 
"yes, and before, the people in their adjacent homes for two blocks away 
tiiought there was war in reality. The audience, ladies and all, stood upon 
their seats, hissing, cheering and waving whatever came into their grasp." 
Our informant, when he thinks of that eventful night, is reminded, he says, 
of the sublime classic, ''There'll he a Hot Time in the Old Town To-night." 



1. Samuel D. Badger, '68. 

2. *John B. English, "66. 

3. Lemuel J. Hancock, '6i(. 

4. Charles B. Roberts. '68. 

5. Irenaeus I). Foulon. '64. 

6. John W. Hrimm. '68. 

7. William S. Roberts, '71. 

8. Solomon Draper, '66. 

riiAi'i i:i\ w 

AN ERA OF INTHNSh: AC1I\H^ (isr.l-f.i THK()i;(,ll ISf/^-Zo. ) 

nPHH year 1801 -()2 t)pt.'iK'i.l 'miJ llic lioiiois ot war, and tlit- lirst qiicstinn 

chosen for debate is, ''Rrsolvt'if, That Christianity fnibids War undir 

ail Circumstances." Declamation is now included as part of the exercises 

of the Public Meetinjis. In No\'eml^i r wi- note the formation of the Alpha 

Zeta Glee-Club by Mr. C. h. Bristol, who is also acti\'e in the 

?ir$l purchasinti, ne.xt year, of a tine new piano for the Society — the 

Sociciv first we ever had. It was a Marshall & Tra\er, and upon its arrival 

Pinno. from St. Louis the boys proceeded to boost it up to the fourth 

floor. This was no easy task, but was soon safely accomplished. 

During xacations the piano was loaned or rented, President Read's family 

being given the use of it one summer, and Messrs. Drapir and Thanb\'ah 

using it at other \acation times. A year or so afterward it was rented 

at five dollars per term, and still later, members were allowed to use it 

gratis, provided such use were out of stud\' hours. The music of thes(»ciety 

was, up to this time, and even somewhat later, largely on the church 

style, song-books being distributed and all taking part in concert. We note 

some time after this that A. 1-. Cole purchases on bthalf of the Society the 

necessary hymn-books for use at an Annual t.xhibition. Considerable 

money is spent by the Society for song-books and sheet music in these- 

years; also for tiie instruction and training of the (ilee-Club, which, 

besides Bristol and Cole, comprised such singers as Chambers, l.oomis, 

Phillips, Stone, Dorward, Miller, Coffey, O. B. Read and Thanbyah. 

The Glee-Club was well maintained, and formed a strong dependence of 

the Society for music at b:)th public and private meetings, although Prof. 

and Mrs. E. A. Haight, (now of Kirkwood, Mo.,) Mrs. Prof. Mitchell. 

Miss Hattie iJaniels, the Misses Pattison and si'wral others often assisted 

us very greatly with the music. 

The JOURNAL of Nov. 22, ISOl. edited by T. S. Mize and R. C. 
$:nalley, contains the following brief editorial, which is but an indication of 


how little the North dreamed — even after the vivid object-lessons of Sumter 
and Bull Run — what an awful war was on: 

In assuming the duties of our position as Editors of the Journal, we send greetings to 
its friends and patrons, hoping that the interest which they have heretofore taken in its wel- 
fare may still continue. The principles and line of policy adopted by it in times past it 
will still boldly and defiantly proclaim, meeting if need be the scowl of the offended and the 
smile of the well-wisher. With our colors unfurled and our principles proclaimed, we shall 
wage the battle of the right, and we the chosen few who are assembled here to-night should 
esteem it a happy privilege that we are permitted to enjoy the necessities of life, the com- 
forts of home and our accustomed privileges whilst the very pillars of society are being 
shaken to their lowest depths, whilst our country is tottering to and fro with convulsions 
which threaten its perpetuity, whilst war with its attendant train of evils is desolating some 
parts of our country, and whilst the cry of woe is heard from our sick and suffering soldiers. 

Yet we hope ere drear winter has passed that the cloud that now darkens our political 
horizon may be seen rolling back, and that happy spring-time with its bright skies, its open- 
ing buds and the cheerful song of its birds, may bring happier times for us. Therefore, 
entrusting to Providence the events of the future, we submit to our friends this evening the 
JotJRN.M., hoping that it may deserve your attention and meet your approval. 

Here is a specimen of the jokes contained in this Journal: 

Will the Sophomores please solve this problem : "If hair is worth $2 a bushel, how 
much will the Junior whiskers come to?" 

A Ki'eat fad of the Journal in these days was the writing up 
"Chronicles." of various incidents of the College life, Society roasts, etc., 

in the form of "Chronicles," the chapters being numbered 
consecutively Irom issue to issue. Chapter 19 tells us of the "decree 
issued by Daniel the Learned,'" that the "prophets" should cease a pleasing 
pastime in whicii they had been indulging, viz., piling hay^ against the door 
of tile "luwer of wood and drawer )f water, "^ named Voss, insomuch that 
he was unable to make his exit from his room. Another somewhat amusing 
incident which had recently occurred is vividly portrayed thus: 

Now it came to pass that certain young prjphets went to mike music for Martha, a fair 
damsel. Now it came to pass, after they had sounded the psaltery and the harp, Susan, the 
mother of Martha, came to the door, and Nathan embraced and kissed her, thinking that 
she was Martha. Then Susan smote Nathan and told him to depart to his home. Now 
this made Nathan exceeding wroth, for Susan ruffed up his whiskers, of which he was very 

1 President Read. 

2 We presume this fniiiished the subsistence of tliesc students. 
5 Janitor. 


In liccfiiibci, Kf\ . l)r. Smith, i>t (ioJlu-v, lt.».turii.l bi-fun.- the Socifty 
on tho suhject, "The Divine and Human in tlu- Pri-scnt War.'' 

The* Puhhc Mt-etin^is now consisted ol essay, declamation and Journal, 
with debate by two participants, and occurred every third Friday eveniny. 
Extemporaneous criticism ol debate at these meetin^is is ab(»lished. One 
of the questions discussed at this time is as follows: 

' ' Rcsolvt'ii , That the Si^ns of the Times indicate a speedy Restoration 
of Peace." 

^ ...^ One-half the proceeds of the Annual h.\hibiti(»n of December, 
|),|..f 1^>61, was devoted to the relief, through the Upper Alton Aid 
Society, of the sick and wounded soldiers. 
J.uiuary 24, 1862, is the first time a proaiam is inserted in the minutes 
in anythin^i like modern style. It consists of criticism on essay, declama- 
tion, two essays, debate, JOURNAL and music. The projiram of tlu- Public 

Meeting of Di^c. 14, 1862, was as follows: 

Music, "A Hundred Years Ago and a Hundred Years to Come." 

Messrs. Bristol and Cole 

Criticism on Cooper's Essay, . . . . Levi Fosdick. 

Essay, "Something of Feeling, " - - - C. A. Hobbs. 

Criticism on Boyer's Kssay, - - - C. E. Bristol. 

Declamation, •Washington's Sword and Franklin s Staff, " 

K. A Stewart 

Essay. "Wait," ------ E. Whitney 

Music, "Placing a Daughter at School, " - - Messrs. Bristol and Cole 

Debate: "Resolved, That Moral Causes have exerted a greater Influence 
in forming National Character than Physical Causes." 
Affirmative, H. H. Beach Negative. H M Street. 

A Z. Journal. - - - - - - N. A. Boyer. 

Music. "Lilla Lee. " Solo and Duett, - - - Messrs. Bristol and Cole. 

At this time the oftlce of Treasurer is made a distinct one, and to the 
two Standing Committees — Executive and Question — are added the Auditing 
and Reading-room Committees. The duties of the latter one included 
posting in a conspicuous place in the Room the names of those entitled to 
its privileges and the regulations governing; also to present on or before 
the first of December a list of the periodicals for the ensuing year. 

Rev. L. C. Carr, of Jerseyville, lectured before the Society 

KcaililKj-K\vm nn April 14, 1862. On April IS, the Glee-Club for the first 

Tiiriicil Over time gave music at a Public Meeting. April 25, the question 

10 ?ilCiiHs. discussed is, "Rt'SolvcJ, That the President's Resolution in 

regard to Emancipation Ought to be Adopted." On this 

evening also it is decided that the Reading-room be tiuiu-d o\er to tlu- 

Faculty of the College, according to tlu- followint' rc-solulion : 


A\-so/7'id. That we resign to the Faculty of Shurtleff College our right in the Reading- 
room, provided that they (the honorable Faculty) shall collect termly from every student 
such a sum as they shall deem sufficient to maintain the Reading-room in good style, and 
that they use the money thus collected in procuring such magazines, journals, newspapers, 
etc., as they shall deem proper, and spend the residue in defraying the incidental expenses ; 
and provided that the Alpha Zeta Society release the Sigma Phi Society from the amount 
yet to be expended by them in the Reading-room, viz., $7.91 ; and provided further that if 
the Faculty shall at any time wish to be released from this agreement, it is distinctly under- 
stood that the said Reading-room is to be delivered again to the Alpha Zeta and Sigma Phi 
Societies as equal owners. 

This resolution is not to take effect until a similar one shall have been passed by the 
Sigma Phi Society. 

At the last meeting of the college-year, toasts to the Senior and Junior 
classes are proposed and responded to. 

All the exercises of the Society were tinged more or less deeply with the 
spirit of the great Civil conflict which was going on and in which all were so 
vitally interested. It was of course impossible to keep the matter out of one's 
thoughts, and debate, essay and oration were pregnant with ideas and con- 
jectures upon the vital issue of the hour, while the music, re-echoing the 
rapid pulse-beats of the Nation, consisted mainly of war-songs and express- 
ions of loyalty to the Union. 

A new badge was adopted in the fall of 1862, "of silver or galvan- 

Tbird izcd compound," bearing the monogram of A. Z. ; and as had been 

Biidijc. the custom previously, the badges were entrusted to the care of the 

Treasurer, being obtained from him only on the proper occasions. 

This was the third badge of Alpha Zeta, and we are inclined to the belief 

that it was the large, round one. 

The Exhibition this fall was about three weeks earlier than usual. 
Five hundred programs were printed — a much larger number than ever be- 
fore. A large, substantial stage was built for the occasion, the expense 
and labor being shared equally with Sigma Phi. This stage was long used 
by the two Societies in public entertainments held at the church. A carpet, 
curtains, and "stage fixtures" were purchased for this platform. The net 
receipts from this Exhibition were $35.25. 

About the middle of December, Mr. Enos Clark, of St. Louis, gave a 
very interesting and instructive lecture before the Society, on the subject, 


"Illusiniis; " aiul Prnl. Castli- ;ilsn kctun-J hi-tori- us on "Aiuii'iit hpit 

As \vt" have suimesteJ hy a previous instaiKi-, it was customary 

Dctllb not only to pass resolutions of respect and sympathy up«»n the 
Ol death tit a niemher, but also to appoint some one t(» deli\'er an 

I). ^.Bovcr. eulojzy on the deceasi-d. tarl\' in January. 1S6.^, Mr. Nicholas A. 
Bt)yer, one of our prominent activ'i- memhi-rs dietl of consumpti(»n 
durinji his course of stud\-.' Mr. C. h. Bristol prepan-d and nad tin- sUi-tch 
c(»mmemorati\e of his lite. We ^i\e hi-low tiu- re'SoUitions passed at tlu' time 
b\' the Society: 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty Clod to remove from earth N A lioyer, a 
brother-member of our Society, and 

Whereas, we desire to express in some degree our deep sorrow at the loss which we 
not only as a Society but also as individuals have suffered in his death; Therefore, be it 

A't'so/7<tf. that while we bow submissively to the will of God, we feel that we have lost 
a faithful friend, our Society a devoted member, and the ministry one who with his brilliant 
talents and sterling Christian virtues bade fair to do valiant warfare in the cause of 

A'fso/7'ed, that while we deeply deplore his loss, we consider it another voice from the 
spirit-land renewing to us the divine injunction, "lie ye also ready," 

A'fsoiiTd, that we herewith express to the relatives and friends of the deceased our 
heartfelt sympathy in this time of deep affliction which they are called upon to sufler by the 
death of our mutual friend 

On January 9, the Society, in response to tlu- solicitation ol the 
.flipbfl Zcia U. S. Literary Leayjue to tx-come a member of that (»r^anization, 
Joins U.S. accepted, and elected a Recent and Vice-Kejzent to represent 
l.itcriiri them in said League. The pledjze was then administered in 
I.CtUjuc. executive session, and the "sijiii of rL-cou'nition" and "pass- 
word" ^iven. The Ke^'ent is instructed to vote for the admission 
of certain collejje literary societies. Later he is instructed to vote to abol- 
ish the secrecy of the League. 

The custom arises at this time ot appointing declaimers in alphabetical 
order from the roster, and very soon afterward this practice is followed in 
appointing participants for the Public Meetings. Feb. L^ it is decided that 
the Public Meetinu shall be held on the secimd Friday of each month durinp 

the college-year In March the Emancipation Proclamation as a war 

measure is discussed ; another question has to do with the policy on tin- 
part of the North of arming negroes in the present war; and others are — 

I He was Icndcrly nursed dtiriiiK his illness, iit the lininc uf Prof. Cisdc. 


"Has thf War Power a Legal Right to Restrict the Liberty of the Press in 
the Loyal States?" and "Was Daniel Webster a Greater Blessing to the 
World than Noah Webster?" 

Amendments to tlie By-Laws are passed in March providing for a 
declamation in connection with each regular debate, and also providing for 
a critic upon all the exercises, to report smne evening. This is the first 
record of a general critic, but from this time on the appointment of special 
critics (except upon essays) seems to have been practically done away with. 

At the close of this college-year, each member pledged himself to pro- 
cure during vacation at least one book for the library. 

Among the lecturers who addressed the Society in the spring of 1863, 
we note Rev. C. H. Foote, of Jerseyville, May 26. Rev. A. H. Burling- 
luim, then pastor of the Second Baptist church, St. Louis, delivered the 
Annual Commencement Address before the Societies. 

The year '63-4 opened at a very exciting time indeed — the fiercest and 
bloodiest stage of the war. The issue was still uncertain save to the eye 
of faith, though Gettysburg and Vicksburg had been foregleams of the 
triumph of truth and liberty which was sure to come. The all-absorbing 
crops out in various ways, in November, when the hot breath of battle was 
pouring up from Tennessee, one of our Recording Secretaries heads his 
record of a meeting with red and blue stripes inclosing a bit of the white' 
of the page, on which is written several times, — "Union!" "Union! !" 

Such questions as the following were discussed with fiery earnestness: 

''Resolved, That our Government should Prevent the Fitting out of 
Confederate War Vessels in English Ports, even at the Expense of War 
with Great Britain." 

''Resolved, That our Government should send Secession Sympathizers 
beyond the Lines." 

The debates became so long, apparently, that this fall for the first 
time a fifteen -minute recess is taken regularly at private meetings. During 
this interim the Society often enjoyed impromptu music from visitors, as 
well as members. 

In spite of the fact that prices had soared so far skyward that the 
Society was — for example— paying 80 cents a gallon for kerosene oil, the 

I Now yellow with age. 


I. John K. Rolicrls, 'yn 


Robert T Stillwel . 70 t Rur Mill. '"''''• '*■ '' •'-""I"")- " KmkIjsI,. 
/*• William I- VVic-mers. 77 ,, |.-„„p, |.- WrIN. 7, 

'< lisha KiiKlJHh. 
Ii'.'ll Kiigli-h. ■; 


Hall was at this tiiriL' re-carpetcd and tlic furniture newly painted. The 
celebrated "Faculty Picture" was added to the adornments of the walls. 

The Exhibitions had by this time become very profitable to the society, 
even from a financial standpoint. SSO or ^60 being frequently cleared on 
such an occasion. A \ery larue number of complimentary tickets were 
given out, however, — the Faculty and their families, the other Societies 
of the College, the pastors and editors of the Altons and numerous other 
friends being "remembered." 

A fine picture of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor was 
donated the Society by a former active member, Mr. Geo. Gillham, who 
had just graduated from the Law Department of that Institution. 

This spring a large number of the Shurtleff students xolunteered in 
the 100-day service, in response to President Lincoln's last call for vol- 
unteers, and for some weeks the College exercises were suspended. 

The next year at Shurtleff opened up while the war cloud 
Office of still hung heavily over the land. This autumn marks the 
Chaplain institution of the office of Chaplain, Mr. W. H. Stedman being 
Created. influential in the matter. We note also that the question for 
debate is read by the Secretary just previous to the discussion, — 
the matter of confiscating Confederate property in order to pay Union sol- 
diers being considered; also the admission of negroes into the colleges 
of Illinois. 

Somewhere about this time a ridiculous episode occurred in which 
*'?unnie." four old maids in spectacles, false teeth and all the other para- 
phernalia of spinsterhood, figure rather prominently, it seems 
that a certain young man' was a chosen target for the surplus witticisms 
of his fellow-students, three of whom on one occasion bet him that he 
did not have the nerve to take out to church an old maiden lady of some- 
what churlish disposition. Our hero, however, bravely bearded the lion- 
ess in her den and actually succeeded in prevailing upon her to go out 
to church with him. On the next Sunday evening the three students 
who had pledged themselves to take out three other old maids in case 
the first venture was successful, paid their wager by appearing at 

I Whose name we are of course dying to divulge. 


"meetin' " each bcarin.iZ an antiquated tair one upon liis arm ! The entire 
town did noi: uet over lau^hinti about this for a montli. 

hi February '65 tlie Society was greatly deliglited and edified by a lec- 
ture on "Art" by Mr. A. J. Conant, of St. Louis. 

hi April shortly after Lincoln's assassination, Mr. H. H. Beach deliv- 
ered in the Hall of Alpha Zeta an eulogy on the dead statesman. 

Mr. Jesse Clement, of Dubuque, Iowa, rendered a poem before the 
Society at the Commencement of 1865. 

The following fall we have first record of the "nondescript meet- 
norulcscript ing," which was popular for some time as an occasional diver- 
n)cclilUjS. sion. These were merely informal and extemporaneous affairs, 
in which a dozen or more spontaneous speeches were made by 
the different members, and frequently by the visitors also, as they were 
called upon. The members sometimes wrote a question or theme on a slip 
of paper. The slips were then collected and passed around, each drawing 
out one and speaking upon the subject suggested. Sometimes all visitors 
were invited to take part in the off-hand debate. These nondescript meet- 
ings were superseded a little later by '"experience meetings." 

The war being now ended and affairs becoming more settled, the 

Grcal membership of our Society increased very rapidly, numbers being 

flctivity. received at almost every meeting. The activity and progress of 

the Society received a wonderful stimulus, and many improvements 
were made and new and profitable brandies of work successfully put into 
operation. The Hall was re-papered and considerable money expended in 
repairs. New chairs were bought, the books of the library were carefully 
labeled and numbered, and large pictures of Washington, Lincoln and 
Grant were donated by a friend. An effort was made to secure photo- 
graphs of the various distinguished honorary members of the Society — also 
former active members. The committee appointed for this purpose seems 
to have found their task somewhat wearing' and the A. Z. Album does 
not seem to have grown very rapidly. 

They were juggling with the Constitution this fall, as usual, several 
committees being successively appointed to revise it. In December a rather 
comprehensive revision of Constitution was adopted, together with a revised 

I Oiii- Illustrating Hditor ran syiiipalhizc with them. 


Order of Exercises. A by-law was adopted tn tlu- t'ffcct that im private 
meetinji should continue after lU p.m., but we note this law had to be 
suspended so often that it was finally repealed. 

On Nov. 26, Dr. Pattison favored tlie Society with a splendid eulogy 
on Francis Wayland, D.D., of which address the Society had several 
hundred copies printed in the form of a 20-page pamphlet and sold among 
the students. The lecture was reported by Prof. O. L. Barler, of the 
Business Department, the first practical stenographer connected witli the 

The Public Meetings and Exhibitions continued throughout the 

Public '60s with steady improvement each year. The former became 

n)cctiiKjs so popular that it was found necessary to In 'Id them in the 

and Chapel, and even occasionally in the Church; while the 

CxhibiMons. Exhibitions drew immense crowds though an admission fee of 

50 cents was charged. On these occasions the girls had a 

very pleasing custom of tlirowing bouquets at their favorite performers. 

They usually did this by proxy, of course, giving their escort the tip at the 

proper time. When this custom fell into disuse, the floral offerings were 

carried by the ushers to the performers. The "decorating committee" 

becomes a regular institution in connection with the Exhibitions, and nature 

and art are drawn upon with lavish hand to contribute beauty and delight 

on these occasions, our young lady friends and supporters assisting us very 

materially. It had by this time also become customary for the young ladies 

to favor us with their presence at our ordinary private meetings. 

We mention the following incident to show that feeling some- 
BocjUS times ran high between the two Societies. On the occasion 
Procjrnm of the Annual Exhibition of 1865-66 the church was crowded 
Picasantrv. and the exercises about to begin when some swift but ill- 
disposed youngsters in tiie employ of our honorable contem- 
porary, Sigma Phi, distributed among tiie audience a mock-program of the 
entertainment. It was headed: 


and hit off in one way or another every number on the program. The bogus 
card announced that "as the President was unaccustomed to deciding 
debates, this one could be decided in the aftlrmative by the President after 


a game of seven-up witli the Society's Chaplain.'" In view of the fact 
that card-playing was strictly prohibited and the Society's President a 
theolog, this had evidently been intended for a staggerer. Another number 
on the program was a sketch, entitled "Animated Nature," prepared by 
the President of the College and rendered by his son, the proper rendition 
of the piece requiring some ability as an animal mimic. This was down on 
the mock-program under the head of "Exasperated Nature, by an Educated 
Monkey disguised as a Small Boy."- Our Alpha Zeta boys soon managed 
to corral the bogus sheets, and the Exhibition proceeded unhindered. We 
have authority, such as it is, for the statement that the Alpha Zeta boys 
got back at Sigma Phi, returning the compliment, as it were, six years 
later, on the occasion of Sigma Phi's thirteenth Annual Exhibition, April 
12, 1872. However, as our only citom of authority for this is that magnifi- 
cent specimen of 2x4 literature styled "The Sigma Phi History of 1890,"'' 
it would not be well to place too much credence in it — particularly in 
view of the statement following, to the effect that this alleged act of Alpha 
Zeta "was the origin of the practical jokes." We must in justice resign 
all claim to originality in this one instance. 

''Resolved, That Jeff. Davis should be Hung" is chosen for debate at a 
meeting in January. ... in February it was decided to appropriate 
50 per cent of all moneys received, for the enlargement of the library. 

Among the many new members received by the Society during 
Our 1865-66 was a converted Karen named Moung Thanbyah, who had 
Karen, come to America at the instance of Rev. D. L. Brayton, a mission- 
ary among the Karens, to be educated for the gospel ministry. 
Mr. Thanbyah's occasional songs, declamations and orations in his native 
tongue proved a very interesting and attractive feature of our programs. 

We must not fail to note as one of the improvements of this year the 
establishment of the Society Cabinet. At the regular meeting of March 16, 
1866, the following resolution was adopted: 

''Resolved, That a Cabinet be at once started for the Alpha Zeta 
Society, under the care and superintendence of the Librarian, and that each 
member be solicited to secure for the same any curiosities which would be 
interesting or valuable to the Society." 

1 This gleam of brilliancy is worthy of note as a fine specimen of the keenness displayed on the part of 
those whose versatile brains evolved the bogus program. 

2 N. B. — Please laugh. This is atrociously funny, 
i "Pretty hot stuff"— I don't tliink. 


The collection soon iiKliklcci ncolo^ical aiul arclKrolojiical s;-fc'i- 
Cnbinct. mt-ns, bric-a-brac and curios of all sorts, and ^ww very rapidly so 
that a special oft'icer known as tlie "Cabinetarian" was placed in 
charge, it beinu his duty to label and record all articles received, with names 
of donors. One feature of this Cabinet was a tine herbarium, in October, 
1870, the Cabinet contained nearly 1000 specimens from all parts of the 
world, among them being fossils, ores, coins, relics of the kebellion, Burmese 
curios' and portions of the skeleton of a mammoth, which distinguished 
naturalists pronounced the largest e\er discovered in the United States. 
This valuable collection of curiosities was at length donated to the College 

In this year also the Society got out by far the most beautiful 

The Bildijc and expensive badge in all its history. For years past there 

of l8iH^. had been a growing desire for an elegant badge wliich should be 

a fit emblem and memento of the oldest and greatest Hterary 

society in the West.' This end was gloriously accomplished, and after 

a great deal of discussion and planning, and the rejection of several designs, 

the famous badge of March 27, 1866, was adopted. This pin was first worn 

only on public or state occasions. 

We have before us one of these beautiful badges of thirty-two years 
ago. It is about three-fourths of an inch in length, of nearly the same 
width, and consists of a square shield of blue enamel bearing the A. Z. 
monogram in gold, the shield being surrounded on bottom and sides by a 
growing wreath and surmounted by a pen of silver. The body of the badge 
is finest gold. 

In April a large book-case was purchased at a considerable expense. 
Book It was painted a mahogany grain, and is, we believe, one of tliose 
Case, still in use. The furniture of the Society was also repaired at this 
time. A remarkably large number of Hall furnishings. Cabinet speci- 
mens and books are donated this year by various friends of the Society, 
nearly every meeting recording donations. On one date ^^ books are 

A careful list o\ our Honorary Members was compiled by Mr. J. H. 
Loomis, and we even now — over thirty years later — fet'l much inck'bted to 

1 Many of these were donated l)y the Rev. Hrayton, who is an honorary iiienilier. 

2 We speak this not in egotistic spirit, but in righteous enthusiasm. 


Several strict regulations calculated to put a stop to delinquency in duty 
were adopted, and seem to have produced a salutary effect, though public 
censure, in vogue for a time, is soon ruled out. 

The President's summing up of argument and decision upon debates is 
limited to five minutes, and the Critic's report to ten minutes. It is further 
provided that the Chaplain shall be appointed by the Chair — as has been 
customary ever since. Two new committees appear in 1866 — Committee 
on Public Exercises and Music Committee, only one member at first being 
appointed on the latter. 

We note a called meeting in May, is "to determine whether legal 
action can be brought" against a certain resident of the town for an assault 
on one of our members. This shows that they had their little squabbles 
occasionally in those days, although theologs did predominate among 
Shurtleff students, and we question whether the College yell was given in 
the vicinity of the Post-office. 

It is ordered that the President of the Society shall have charge of the 
Hall key and shall accompany visitors into the Hall, showing them the 
sights. Later we note it is voted on the occasion of a Public Meeting that 
the President invite the audience to visit the Hall at the close of the exer- 

In June a vote of thanks was extended to Miss Maria Beaty for 
daintily covering the frame of the President's desk and making us some 
beautiful mats for the Society's lamps. 

The Society united this year with Sigma Phi in the selection of Com- 
mencement orator — as is our present custom. Rev. H. M. Gallaher, of the 
Class of '61, was secured. 

The Alpha Zetans of the '60s were very powerful timber, and 
The those especially who were active members in the five or six years 
n)cn of just following the war did more to build up and boom the Society 
the '60$. in a genuine way than any other set of members in more recent 
years; for this period, in connection with the general aggressive 
impulse following and to some extent developed by the war, was charac- 
terized by the most intense rivalry, fervor and tireless devotion, and 
unquestionably marks the most enthusiastically energetic and exhilarating 
epoch in the annals of literary society life at Shurtleff. Among these '60 
men were Boyer, Cole, Bristol, Smalley, Beach, Tomlinson, Gibson, Titter- 


in^ton, the Drapers, Ciirtiss, Beilell, Kiiili, iJrake, C. A. Hobhs, Wills, 
Loomis. Chambers, Studman, Foulon. aiui J. B. hnnlisli. 

In tlK' tall ot 1866 the members irturn tn tiR-irwork with itMuwi-d 
Busy zest, and thexi^or and zeal with which all departments of Society 
Cimcs. work have been puslied is inereasc-d. The influx of new mem- 
bers is again very hea\y, and the Society lift- goes merrily on. 
Lectures, public meetings and Exhibition crowd upon one another in rapid 
succession. Rev. F. M. HIlis and Prof. Howes, of the Faculty, each give 
lectures — the latter on "English Pronunciation.'' It is decided to appoint a 
regular Lecture Committee for tiie year, to co-operate with a similar one 
from Sigma Phi in regard to securing a course of lectures. Upon conferring 
with Sigma Phi. she appoints a lecture committee shortly afterward, and 
thus we see the beginning of another time-honored custom of the present 
day. Both Societies finally make a joint arrangement with the Alton 
Library Association for a lecture course for this year 1S66-67, under the 
auspices of the three organizations in conjunction. 

Books and curiosities still come pouring in, a new book-case 
Donniicns. and 500 labels for the library are ordered, and a new Cabinet- 
case is made. Two new standing committees are created — 
Library and Cabinet. Pledges are taken by the members to procure volumes 
for the library, 200 books in all being pledged. Thanks are returned to our 
old member, Nathaniel Wilson, Esq., for donation of $20, and to several 
"loyal A. Z. sisters" for books and sheet music. Five of the members 
together present the Society with busts of Lincoln and Washington. A 
generous donation of books from Mr. H. C. Cole includes among others the 
American Encyclopaedia of twenty-one volumes. 

October 5, a resolution is passed that each member be required 

Photo- to furnish a photograph of himself to the Cabinetarian.' The 

Collcclinij. photograph question, in fact, seems to have been taken up 

again in earnest, for the Corresponding Secretary is instructed 

to write "as many honorary members as possible" for their photos.^ We 

note later, from time to time, several resignations and reappointments in 

1 Will our contemporaries please not make capital of iliis ; 

2 We can feel for this poor photo-collector also. 


connection with the various committees delegated to collect photographs. 

Among the questions debated, we find 

''Resolved, That the North has the right to dictate the terms on which 
the South shall be admitted into Congress." 

''Resolved, That the United States should demand Redress for Damages 
by England during the late War." 

The matter of incorporating the Society seems to have been in the 
minds of some of the more prominent members for some months at least 
prior to the actual incorporation. We note that a provisional sort of 
charter presented by Mr. Field is read on Dec. 14, 1866, and the seven 
Trustees mentioned in the Act of Incorporation in our Appendix, are 
elected. This number was afterward increased to nine, 

in January, 1867, some revisions are made in Constitution 
"Prosecuting and By-Laws, the office of "Prosecuting Attorney"' being 
.^Itlorncv." one of the innovations of this period, and a natural outgrowth 
of the tendency to more exact and rigid restrictions and 
regulations consequent upon the marked activity and spirit of progress and 
improvement so plainly manifest. Regular "prosecutions" were carried 
on, the first duly recorded being for failure to prepare an essay — for 
which one is fined 50 cents; speaking without addressing the Chair — for 
which four are fined 10 cents each, and whispering at 10 cents per head, 
in fact, fines were imposed — and collected to — for misdemeanors even 
apparently trivial, and a very effective effort was made at this time to 
keep the Society on a strict basis, the members being made to feel just 
what it was and what it meant to belong to the Society. 

And we want to say right here that this is the proper way to run 
a literary society — or any other kind of an organization. Keep it a live, 
vigorous body by living up to strict rules, all being compelled to toe the 
mark. This will result in far greater interest, loyalty and earnest activity 
on the part of the members, keeping good material in the society, or forcing 
the membership up to the proper standard. 

It seems from the following interesting item of history, that the 

Disnp- abnormal fondness Sigma Phians have always displayed for the 

pointed! succulent spring chicken was as noticeable even in these days as 

thirty years later. One of our numerous married theologs, who 

was also a member of Alpha Zeta and was domiciled not far from the 

I This office was abolished May 8, 1869. 


1. Ellen M. Hovell. ^7■^■ 

2. Thomas S. Bovell, '74. 

3. Clias. H. McKee, '75. 


4. Frank I. Merchant, '75. 

5. William H. Beeby, 73. 

6. Otto F. Barth, '75. 

7. Samuel D. Stahl, '75. 

Kendall mansion, was awakened at a late hour one dark winter ni^lit b\' tlie 
fatal squawk of one of his valuable pullets. He hurriedly put on a few things 
lyinji around loose and, lantern in hand, sallied forth to the hen-house. Of 
course all was still as death. With tiie aid of his li^ht, h(»we\i'r, he 
succeeded in trackinjj; the culprits throuuh the snow to the LJorm, and hy the 
dampness which their shoes left on the floor, traced them up three tli^zhts (tf 
stairs to a certain room. Two or three ot the Alpha Zeta hoys were "put 
on" and stationed on watch, while our married hero souj^ht "de Perfesser," 
who duly arrived on the scene very soon afterward. The hall was hy this 
time full of boys anxious to see the denoument. The door of the room not 
bein>z opened upon the oral request of the Professor, he threw his weight 
against it, and there stood a young man with slee\-es rolled to his elbows 
and three chickens nicel\- skinned, just ready to be fried. The Professor 
threw back the bedding and disclosed two other brave sons of Sigma Phi 
who enjoyed chicken. Unable to discover that the boys had any vested 
rights in the fowls, he then calmly walked off with the booty, delix'ering the 
same to the rightful owner. 

The boys had quite a little fad at this time in regard to debate. 

DciU The alphabetical Roll of Members was separated by the Secretary 

UlrinKIc into two Divisions, alternate names being placed upon each sheet. 

in Debate. On one evening, leaders being appointed from the First Division, 

x'olunteers to the number of twelve or fourteen, all from the same 

Division, would proceed to choose the side of the debate they would sustain. 

At the next meeting the Second Division would furnish all tlie disputants. 

The appointments and choosing of sides, of course took place two weeks' 

in advance of the discussion. These debates with six or eight on a side 

grew very popular, and also proved quite profitable. We give below a 

couple of questions thus debated: 

''Resolved, That the immediate Annexation of Canada should be 
encouraged by the United States Government;" 

''Resolved, That the acts of President Johnson justify an Impeach-nient." 

In this college-year 1866-67 the number of Public Meetings is reduced 
to three per year — to occur in October, February and May. . . . The 
President of the Society is required to hand in a written report at the close 
of his term of office, the penalty for failing to do so being a 25 -cent tine. 

The reading of several toasts and hearty responses to same at this 

I A usage which had been recently inaugurated, two weeks' notice being given on all exercises 
(not Public) except orations, which were prepared on four weeks' notice. 


Coinnu'iicement-time also, is a f()rejj;leani of tlie "Reunion" vvhicli is insti- 
tuted next year. 

As has previously been stated, the tjrowth of our Society library was 
for years dependent chiefly upon the donations of friends and members; and 
although the growth up to this time — especially during the last two years — 
had been very gratifying, yet our Alpha Zetans were very desirous of 
securing a constant supply of the latest publications as they appeared. 
To meet this want, the following motion was adopted September 13, 1867: 
"That this Society make an effort to raise during the present college- 
year, by pledges payable within five years, the sum of at least $1,000, the 
interest of which shall be continually applied for the benefit of our Society 

library." Messrs. Field, Griftln and Titterington were appoint- 

l.ibrarv ed a committee to prosecute the work of raising this Library 

bndou'imnt. Endowment, and by their vigorous efforts secured in a little 

over two months the desired sum in pledges. The proceeds 
of this Fund was for some years applied to the purchase of valuable current 
literature and the completion of our sets of standard works. At the time 
our Annual of 1870 was published, the amount of this Fund had grown to 
$1,542.00, following being the list of donors, with amounts subscribed: 

Henry L. Field |ioo oo Geo, W, Griffin ft 25 00 

Smiley N. Chambers 100 00 B. H. Evans 25 00 

John H. Loomis 100 00 Edw. A Stone 25 00 

Samuel O. Curtiss 100 00 E. B. Miller 25 00 

P. S. Moxom 100 00 Geo. W. Hill 25 00 

I. D. Foulon 50 00 John F. Howard 25 00 

Solomon Draper. 50 00 John L. Jackson 25 00 

Kobt. J. Mitchell 50 00 C. B. Roberts 25 00 

Henry E. Mills 50 00 T. C. Coffey 25 00 

H. S. Pettengill 50 00 Andrew Eagan 25 00 

Orson B. Read 50 00 H. W. Bray ton 25 00 

J. M. Bower 50 00 J- T. Covel 25 00 

O. D. Taylor 50 00 EH. Lovett 25 00 

B. F. Draper 50 00 L. J. Hancock 25 00 

C. A. Hobbs 25 00 J. W. Primm 25 00 

Linn Bedell 25 00 AC. Hancock 25 00 

Wm. H. Dorward 25 00 I A. Smith 25 00 

D. H. Drake 25 00 W. H. Hearne 12 00 

W. W. Reagan 25 00 C. F. Miner 5 00 

John M. Titterington 25 00 

Total $1,542 00 


SdiiK- i»t tlK'Sr plt.'Ll>Zfs w'vw paid in, hut in most cases only annual 
interest was paid, and at lenjitii i«n Oct. 26, 1S77, tiie Trustees nf the 
Society were empowered to collect the remainder ol the noti-s. It is hi<!hly 
probable that tile principal collected on this Fund, as well as the interest, 
was applied to the purchase of bo(tks. February 17,1<SS2, the notes remain- 
ing' uncollected were receipted and returned, by order ot the Society. 

Mr. H. L. Field, who was indefatiyiable in his efforts in behalf of Alpha 
Zeta — the beautifyin.u of the Hall, etc., — presents the Society at this time 
with the auto^jraphs of the President and Cabinet and members of the 
Supreme Court of the Unilid States, also copy of the Statute Laws ot 
Illinois for 1867, coiitainin.ti our Charter. 

On Sept. 20 it is decided to join the Western Literary Association and 
the initiation fee of $5.00 is appropriated from the treasury. 

On Nov. 20 resolutions of respect and condolence are passed up(»n the 
death of our fellow-member, Mr. C. T. Beekman, who had only been at 
Shurtleff a short time when he was taken sick, and returninu home, died 
soon afterward. 

On Dec. 6, 1867, an effort was made to secure a History of the 
' *! ' Alpha Zeta Societ\-. Upon the urgent su^jj;estion of H. L. Field, 
^ the Society appointed at this time a committee of two to prepare 
a catalogue and history of the Society. It never materialized. 

The Annual Exhibition this year was held on Dec. 20. We notice 
that a number of complimentary tickets were sent to Miss Haskell, the 
newly-appointed Principal of Monticello Seminary, "to be distributed at 
Iter discretion." One hundred large posters of this Exhibition were put up 
in the Altons. Excessive hilarity amongst the gaping throng which con- 
gregated on the outside during public entertainments at the College, seems 
to have been a distinguishing characteristic of the time, for we note large 
committees are appointed from each society to act in conjunction with the 
police of the town' in preserving order on such occasions. 

The matter of a Society seal, which had been agitated o\er two 

?irsl years before, was taken up again vigorously in January, 1868, 

Society when Messrs. Foulon, Mills and Titterington were appointed to 

Seal. present an appropriate design for the seal, and also to select a 

motto for the Society. A design was soon after submitted by the 

committee and accepted by the Society. This first seal, which was only in 

I ??? — Get a microscope : 


use for a short time, appears in the first issue of the ''Qui l^ive,'" January, 

The Alpha Zeta motto, which had until this time been in vogue 
!/)o!!0. for a year or so, was "Ad Majora Nitentes." On Jan. 24, 1868, 
our dear old "OU DOKEIN ALL' EINAI" was adopted, at the sug- 
gestion of Prof, Oscar Howes, who occupied the Chair of Latin and Greek 
Languages and Literature, 

Tile first, last and only Alpha Sigma" Exhibition of which 
/llpbil record has been handed down to us, occurred in May, 1868, at 
$\iima the church. This Preparatory Society seems to have become 
Ex. something of a bugbear to the other literary societies of Shurtleff, 
owing to the uncertainty which somehow arose as to the precise 
prerequisites of eligibility to membership in the older Societies, and joint 
conferences of the latter were held the next year looking toward its disso- 
lution. It dissolved. 

Rev. F. M. Ellis addressed the Societies at the Commencement 
?ir$t season of 1868, The first Reunion in the annals of the Society 
Reunion, was held at this time, and was a glowing success, it became at 
once a permanent thing, and one of our most popular and enjoy- 
able institutions. A large amount of cake was left on the Society's hands 
on this first occasion of the kind, and a committee of one was therefore 
appointed to bestow it upon one of our best young lady friends and coad- 
jutors. "Sweets to the sweet." 

Shurtleff by this time had adopted the custom of opening early in 
September and closing early in June. We note the first meeting of 1868-69 
occurs Sept, 5, short enthusiastic speeches by the different members being 
the order of the evening. 

The irrepressible photograph fad embraces this opportunity to again 
"bob up serenely," the Faculty this time being among those singled out as 

On Nov. 27, 1868, a resolution was passed to request "the citizens of 
Upper Alton and all others giving entertainments" to hold such entertain- 
ments on other than Friday evenings, — "doing all we can to discourage and 

1 The College paper, now the Re\iew. 

2 See Chap. HI. 


discDunteiiance the use of this fvciiin)^ hy others." Sigma Plii passed a 
similar resolution at the same time. 

The recent demise of the Preparatory Society gives a large increase of 
membership to both Alpha Zeta and Sigma Phi at this time. 

The first Moot Court on record is held Jan, 22, 1869. This was an 
impromptu affair, and hence not mentioned e.xcept as an "interesting exer- 

On April 24, 1869, occurs the first intimation of a challenge 

?ir$t to literary contest in the history of our Society. On this date a 

Cballcnijc committee from Sigma Phi presents a proposal for a joint Public 

to i) Meeting. Alpha Zeta, having already made her arrangements, 

ConlCSt. is not in position to accept this suggestion, and informs Sigma 

Phi of the fact, adding that if the proposition is intended for 

a challenge we are ready to respond. The committee appointed to transmit 

this message then returns, presenting the proposal from Sigma Phi in the 

form of a challenge, which is promptly accepted upon the terms belonging 

to the challenged party. These terms are not accepted by the Sigma Phi 

Society, and the matter drops. 

The graduation of the Class of '69 took from us a number of our 
best members. That was an exceptionally tine class. 

Early in the fall of 1869 our Lecture Committee arranged a course of 
lectures in connection with the Alcyonean Society of Rural Park Seminary, 
a school for young ladies opened September 3, 1868, upon Kendall Place.' 
This course of lectures proved very popular and successful, and a similar 
arrangement was made the next year. 

Another year of intense activity commences. The library is overhauled, 
superfluous books and pictures sold, and the pritceeds, together with 
the interest from the Library Endowment Fund (as usual), expended in the 
purchase of new volumes, carefully selected. Large donations of books are 
received — from Rev. G. A. Pease, and several others, — and a number 
of strict regulations put into effect concerning the management of the library, 
which at the close of this year contained over 800 volumes. The Societx' 
property is insured for JS 1000 in the l.orilJard Fin- Insurance Companw 

I Now VVpstern Military Aradcmy 


"History" For the fourth time the matter of a history is brought up, a com- 
/iijflin. mittee of three being at length appointed, Oct. 29, 1869, to pre- 
pare "a digested history of the Society.'" 
Tile following laughable incident is given us by an old member of this 
period. It was the custom to deliver the Society invitations and announce- 
ments among the Professors and townspeople, and on one occasion when an 
invitation to a Public Meeting was brought to the home of one of the Profes- 
sors it was handed to the h'ish servant- girl with the remark, " Here is an 

invitation for Prof. and family from the Alpha Zeta Society." The 

daughter of Erin bore it to the lady of the house and announced with quite 
a majestic air, "Shure, an' here's an invitation fur yez to the Be Aisy 

We are struck with a question for debate chosen Oct. 8, 1869 — 

"Resolved, That the United States should recognize the belligerency of Cuba." 

On Dec. 3, 1869, Misses Sarah E. Bulkley and Hasseltine 

?ir$l L. Read are made honorary members of the Society, "in consid- 

Ladv eration of distinguished services rendered on various occasions." 

n)cmbcrs. These two young ladies, one of whom. Miss Bulkley, graduated 

from Shurtleff, Class of ^7i, were both afterward active members 

of our society, — and very proud we are of the fact, as they were the first 

two ladies ever admitted to Shurtleff College. 

The students had been not a little annoyed by the fact that the 
'*n)crc College Library and Reading-room, on the first floor, liad not been 
Ularm, properly warmed and lighted. So one morning, we understand, all 
Pkasc." were much amused to see a large portion of the contents of the 

Room transferred to the campus just in front of the old Chapel. 
There was at this time — and until witliin a decade ago — a row of beautiful 
evergreens on either side of a walk leading south from the street to the old 
Chapel entrance. The trunks and branches of these trees furnished support 
for papers and periodicals, and even for the pipe of the stove. "it was a 
breezy place, and there was a breezy time afterward, but the hint was 
sufficient and the Reading-room was comfortable after this." 

The Annual Exhibition was held on Thursday evening, December 23, 
1869, with the following program: 

I It seems to have been a difficult matter for the committee to digest this idea. 



Anthem, "God is our Refuge." - - Haker 

Oration, "Incompleteness," - - - J. C. Foley 

Solo, "The Brook," - - - - - P. S. Mo.vom 

Debate : Question, ''Rcsohud. That the use of the Bible in the 
Public Schools should be Prohibited." 
Affirmative, T. C. Cokkev. Negative, H. W Br.avton 
Quartette, "The American Ensign." 
Paper, "Alpha Zet.\," - - - J. L. J.\ckson 

Sextette, "Chicago Melodies." 

Poem, "The Alton Elm," - - - - C. A. Hobbs 

(There were Fairies in those days.) 
Quartette, "The Unseen City." .... Chirk 

Oration, "The Ideal and Actual," - - - C. B. Roberts 

Chorus, "Away, the Morning, Freshly Breaking." Miissdnic/lo 

(Pianist — Miss Re.'vd.) 

On January 28, 1870, the Society was favored with an inter- 
Spcccbcs from esting and profitable speech by Dr. Read; also a few 
Old n)crnbcr$ remarks from Rev. J. W. Terry, who joined Alpha Zeta in 
()nd ?ricnd$. '56. These occasional informal speeches before the Society by 
members of the Faculty, old members of the Society and other 
friends, were very heartily appreciated and enjoyed as special treats, as is 
also true to-day of such favors. 

Early in March the famous old Alplia Zeta Society picture was 

?ir$l taken by Mr. Ritter, an Alton photographer. Forty -one out of 

Sociclv about fifty members of the Society appear in this group, of which 

PbolO. we have secured a fairly good reproduction for the benefit of our 

readers. The location is readily recognized as the north entrance 

of the Dormitory. The two lady members are particularly noticeable among 

the crowd of young men. One of the group writes us tliat the photograph 

was taken chietly for the sake of securing pictures of the young ladies — 

this more particularly on the part of one or two of the boys. This is 

the first instance of Society photograph — a familiar thing at tiie present 



The first elaborate effort of the Society in the way of mock legal 
n)00l proceedings was the great Moot Court of March 4, 1870. It 
Courl. was carefully pre-arranged. T. C. Coffey, dressed like a bloom- 
ing girl of about eighteen, but with a rather disappointed look, was 
the plaintiff— "Miss Theodosia C. Coffey" — in a $20,000 breach of promise 
suit against W. W. Reagan. The officers of the Court were as follows: 

Judge — S. N. Chambers. 
Clerk~Yi. W. Brayton. 
Sheriff—?,. D. Badger. 
Constable — J. W. Primm. 


J. B. English (foreman). E. Howell. 

R. M. Dry. L. J. Hancock. 

A. L. Read. T. A. Shuff. 

M. A. Newell. A. C. Hancock. 

D. C. Whitcomb. E. H. Lovett. 

J. T. Covel. J. G. Mange. 

For PlaintilT. 
H. E. Mills. 
J. L. Jackson. 



For Defendant. 
I. D. Foulon. 
J. C. Foley. 

W. DeBolt. S. Draper. 

E. A. Stone. W. H. Hearne. 

C. B. Roberts. J. F. Howard. 

The Judge referred all points of order and objection to Blackstone, 
while the solemn oath administered by the Clerk was "simply killing in 
its verbiage and nonsense." Our Annual of 1870 thus describes the pro- 

Documentary evidence of a most touching character was introduced on both sides, con- 
sisting of appropriate correspondence, composed by experienced hands. The witnesses by 
their ingenuity and amiable mendacity, rendered the testimony remarkably true to nature. 
The lawyers by their astuteness in examination and cross-examination, their undeviating 
devotion to the interests of their clients, and their thrilling flights of eloquence, rendered 
this trial different from any that preceded it or will probably ever occur in the future. As 
is generally the case, the tears of the plaintiff and the eloquence of the attorneys for the 
prosecution prevailed on the tender bosoms of the jury, and a verdict of $15,000 was given 
for the plaintiff. 

On account of the exceptions taken to the rulings of the Court and the charge to the 
jury, a new trial was granted. No proceedings further are on record. 

This affair was such a success that the Society has since frequently 
held diverting exercises of this character. 


The importnnt Revision of tlit- Constitution and By-Laws, of April, 
187U, was very carefully and beautifully copied by Mr. A. C. Harmon, into 
the larcre square record-book of the Society. 

On April IS, President Read left for his new fu'ld <if labor at 

Prcs. Kcild Winona, Minn. That morniniz, we learn from the (Jiti l^ivi, 

I.CiU'CS he led chapel for the last time, also giving the students 

Sburtldf. a farewell address. Dr. Fairman, on behalf of the students 

and some other friends, presented him an elegant gold watch, 

and the ladies presented Mrs. Read a beautiful picture. Dr. and Mrs. 

Read certainly occupied a \'ery large warm place in the hearts of Shurtleff 

men and women. 

The last Public Meeting of this year occurred on the evening of May 
27, the following being the program: 

"Our Banner of Glory," ... - Glee Club 

Oration. "Physical Life," - - - Wm. DeBoi.t 

Lecture Subject: "Luve," - - - - J. W, Primm 

"The Raven," . . . . . (ii.EE Club 

Oration, "The Force of an Idea," - - - J.L.Jackson 

Paper, "Alpha Zeta Joirnal," - J. C. Foley 

"Bachelors Dream," - - - - - K. H. Lovett 

Oration, "Our College, Mer Condition and Hopes," P. S. Moxom 

"There is Light Beyond," - - - -PS. Moxom 

Oration, "?^ducation vs Moral Improvement," - S. N Chambers 

"Thoughts of Long Ago," . . - - Cii.EE Club 

(Pianist- Miss Bulkley.) 

President Gregory, of the Illinois Industrial University, Springfield, 111., 
delivered the Address before the Societies at the Cimmencement of 1S70. 



ADVENT OF THE FAIR SEX. (1870 TO 1880). 

'T^HIS decade witnessed several important developments in our Society 
life. It was a period of strong activity, vigorous, enthusiastic work 
and steady growth. Society spirit was strong, but despite wholesome 
rivalry there were very few occurrences of a particularly racy nature — at 
least very few of peculiar historical value or significance. Leap-years and 
Presidential elections, St. Valentine's Day, Hallowe'en and Washington's 
Birthday, afforded the principal excitements of the students; while seren- 
ades and boat rides in spring and fall, and coasting and skating parties in 
winter, helped relieve the busy monotony of college life. Of course the 
dreamy quietude of the dear old village was occasionally disturbed by the 
burning of a residence, which interesting spectacle all proceeded to "take 
in." Then, too, on one occasion some philanthropist kindly secured to the 
students an unwonted holiday by purloining the clapper of the College bell. 
This attempt was repeated later by some "frisky spirit," but failed to 
produce the desired effect, the authorities having meantime laid in a supply 
of clappers. 

The work accomplished in our Society was of a high order. 

Dr. KcndricK and the men and women who controlled the destinies of 

Becomes Alpha Zeta were strong and earnest. The general admis- 

Presidenl sion of women to Shurtleff in the fall of 70 marked the 

of Shurtleff. era of modernization and refinement which still continues. 

The strong administration of President Kendrick, which 
began in 1872-73, was felt throughout all the ramifications of Shurtleff's 
life. His was truly a master hand, and his life a potent uplifting force. 
Three new buildings — the Chapel, Martha Wood Cottage and Pierson 
Gymnasium — are monuments to his magnificent energy and organizing 
power, and represent but a small part of the labor for which Shurtleff 
College is indebted to him in everlasting obligation. 



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\/rs. Sara// />'. h'olxrts, />ou)is. Ill 


On llir iJ (it Si'ptfinhiT, 1S7(), is luld tlu- first "i-xpi-rii-iut' 
"Lxpcricncc iiua-tiiiu" <>t which wc havi' ifcitrd. Thi-sc nifc-tinns wcrt' 

l))ccliiKj." tor sonu' time aftiTward n-^iular occurrtMHcs, vi-ry intt-ri'stinu 
aiui pnititabU' "seasons" wlu-n thr nu-mbers compared 
notes on tlieir summer expi-riences aiui i-njoyed a l^it of informal socia- 
bility. All were full of renewed zeal and enthusiasm for tiie welfare of the 
Society, and eajier to push through a yood >\;n's work. 

On the 2 VI of September, Misses H. L. Read and Sarah h. Bulkley are 
received as active members of our Society, and are by vote exempted from 
payment of their fees for the college-year. The ladies are honored with 
ofil'ices at once, Miss BulUlev beinji chosen recordinjji secretary and Miss 
Read editress. At the election of January 17 , Miss Bull<le\' is chosen 
president and Miss Reati \ice-president. Not lon^ afti-rward the\' appear 
in oration and debate. The records show that they worked fully as hard as 
the youny: men — even harder than many of them. Their presence was a 
great inspiration to the boys. 

On Sept. l}i the Society passes a resolution that a committee 
Tbc Hnnual of three, H. E. Mills, J. B. Hn^^lish and H. W. Brayton should 
of 1870. "compose and publish a Histor\and Cataloiiue of the Society 
and such other matter as may seem advisable." On Feb. 3, 
1871, this committee reports their work completed and is dischar^ied, with 
the exception of Mr. English, who is appointed to attend to the sale of the 
book. This "Annual" is a little paper-bound book of forty pages contain- 
ing a resume of the work of the Society for the college-year lcS69-70, list of 
officers and members tor that \'ear, a brief historical sketch of the Society 
and list of all its Presidents up to that time; also a complete List of Mem- 
bers, active and honorary. There are several other interesting features of 
the little book. 

The boys were at this time discussing such questions as the resump- 
tion of specie payment, the Alabama claims, the moral causes of the great 
Chicago fire, the annexation of San Domingo, and the terms imposed by 
Germany upon France at the close of the great Franco- Prussian war. 

The Annual Exhibition, which had heret(ifore just preceded the Christ- 
mas holidays, is n(tw Set for Januar\- or February The price of admission 
is reduced from 50 cents ti» 25 cents, and fewer complimentary tickets are 
given out. 

We note that this fall for the first time the office of Chaplain is filled 


by appointment, instead of election, as at first. . . . Ten dollars is 
appropriated each year toward the publication of the Qui l^ive, the Society 
directory of course appearing in each issue. . . . The library at this 
time contains a large number of duplicate books, and others which are not 
of especial interest to the members. A committee is therefore appointed to 
sort out the books, and auction off such as are really superfluous. 

The civilizing and refining influence of the young women 

Influence of — -though only the two mentioned above were as yet in 

Ladv n^cmbcrs. attendance at the College — is very noticeable indeed. 

These two young women certainly deserve far more credit 

in the upbuilding of our Society than is generally recognized. Their advent 

marks the Golden Age of Alpha Zeta's history. 

The program is steadily increasing in value and variety of exercise. It 
is now a regular thing to have two declamations from Academy members 
immediately preceding the debate, and this practice is continued for a long 
time. On March 10 a Shakespearean dialogue was rendered at a regular 
Friday evening meeting, and it proved so taking a number that it was added 
to the next Public Meeting program. 

We notice even as early as this that the terms "Exhibition" 
"Exbibllion" and "Public Meeting" were coming to be used quite loosely 
and and it is sometimes difficult to determine which is referred to. 

"Public The passing of the old-time Public Meeting did not occur, how- 
n)ccliny." ever, until many years afterward. It was an outgrown insti- 
tution, and rightly became a thing of the past. The regular 
"every-day" meetings were very carefully prepared and no longer termed 
"private," for large crowds of townspeople, especially ladies, had for 
a long time been familiar and welcome visitors. The Exhibition, on the 
other hand, was continued with increased zeal, and it gradually drifts down 
nearer and nearer to its modern place at the close of the college-year. 

May 12, 1871, a picture of ex- President Read is presented the Society. 

At the Reunion in June, which was an especially enjoyable occa- 

?arcu»cll sion, the number of visitors was limited to fifty, and in decoration 

lo the Society fairly outdid herself. Four of the five Seniors being 

Seniors, members of Alpha Zeta, one of our members was appointed to 

make a farewell address' to them at this Reunion, which will live 

very fragrantly in the memories of those who were present. 

I This farewell to Seniors was afterward a regular custom at the Reunion. 


Dr. Nicolls, of St. Louis, (.kli\cifd tlk- Adtlnss bi-loiv tlu- Socit-tifs on 
WednesdiU' t'\fnin^, Juik' 7. 

TIk'Sl' rarly '70s wvw tin- vinis wlun siuli ineii as the t-ner- 

f\ lilimpsc ^ctic Rolx^rtst's, tlit- jolly tn*:lisli bn.tlK-is, J. W. Primm, tlie 

•It the Tate boys, "Bijz and Little Badf^er," the faithlul Tysons— of 

PcrsonncL happx- disposition, — T. M. Coffey and tiie earnest Crawford, 

were anions our prominent members and uuided the Alplia Zeta 
ship of state. Tiien a few years later came the ParUers, Bo\ell, Stahl, 
Parsons, Ricks, White, Rennick, Stout, Nott and l)i-laney ; while many 
young ladies joined our ranks, among whom were Misses Fannie and Ber- 
tha Bulkley, Misses Coon and Bishop. Muhlemann and Gillham, Squires, 
Wham, the Risings and the Whittleseys. 

This fall of LS71, under the able administration of Miss Read, the So- 
ciety continues its steady progress. At one of the first meetings, the 
audience is favored with interesting talks by two old members, fresh from 
the busy walks of active life — Rev. J. W. Terry and George I. Foster. 

The second time the matter of a literary contest comes up is on 

Chnllcn^jc October 13, LS71, when the following communication is 

lO received from Sigma Phi : "We do hereby challenge the Alpha 

Dcbnlc. Zeta Society to a contest debate to take place at such time and 

under such restrictions as a committee of three from each 

Society shall agree upon." Then followed a number of communications 

back and forth between the two Societies, and the matter winds up 

at length in a challenge from Alpha Zeta to Sigma Phi, this being the last 

ever heard of the matter. 

In November a beautiful new desk for the President is purchased. . . . 
Misses Read and Bulkley are appointed for debate at the Annual Fxhibi- 
tion. . . . Miss Ruth C. Mills — our third lady member — is received on 
November Zi, and Miss Ada Hicks December 15, 1871. 

The library is catalogued at this time under the super\ision of 
Library C M. Cleaveland, the list of books being inserted in our 
CnialOijiicd. large square record-book. Some years later it was carefully 
re-catalogued by F. I. Merchant. . . . The program of tin- 
Public Meeting of December S, 1.S71, is as follows; 


Invocation, . . - - - Prof. Stifler 

Music, Anthem. 

Declamation, "Patriotism of Our Country," R. T. Stillwell 
Oration, "March of Republicanism," - M. J. Huffman 

Music, "Two Merry Minstrels." 

Debate, "Resolzrd, That our Institutions are in Danger of Being 
Subverted by Railroad Corporations." 

Affirmative, E. T. Cassel. Negative, E. S. Howell 

Music, "Moonlight on the Lake." 

Speech, "I Told You So," - - - H. C. Reed 

Oration, "National Individuality," - - G. C. Peck 

Music, Instrumental Duet, - Misses Read and Bulkley 

Alpha Zeta Journal, - - - E. E. Tyson 

Oration, "Frederick the Cireat," - - G. M. Cleaveland 

Music, "The Parting Song." 

Mr. E. W. Pattison, one of our honorary members, lectured before the 
Society in March, 1872. A Joint Reunion of the two Societies was a feature 
of the Commencement this year. The College President-elect, A. A. 
Kendrick was present, and amid enthusiastic applause was called upon for 
a speech. The Qui Vive says his remarks were "brief, timely and telling." 
These are well-known characteristics of Dr. Kendrick's utterances, as the 
Shurtleff men and women of the next twenty-one years will abundantly 

in October, 1872, by persistent effort and something of 

Room for diplomacy, our boys succeeded in obtaining from the 

Librarv and "powers" the use of the room in the extreme northwest 

Cabinet. corner of the fourth floor for our Cabinet and Library — 

which had since April 25, 1862, been in the first-floor 

Reading-room, the latter having been under control of the College after 

that date. This new Library room on the fourth floor, adjoining the 

three rooms which formed the Society Hall, was now beautifully carpeted, 

papered and painted, being thus made to correspond with the Hall itself. 

On November 8, Prof. Warren Leverett, one of the pioneers among 
Shurtleff's professors and a man universally loved, passed away, and a joint 
committee from the two Societies and the Faculty drew up resolutions 
respecting his death. 

On Nov. 22 the Society was favored with speeches from Messrs. H. 

E. Mills and 1. I). Foulon, of the Classes of '69 anJ '70 respectively. 

Dec. 6 we have first record of the "Select Reading," which exercise 
was so popular at Shurtleff for a time, but which is to-day a thing of the 

On Sunday, December 15, Father Loomis died at the 
Dcalh cf residence of his son-in-law, Hon. Cyrus Edwards, in 

**?alhcr LocmiS." Upper Alton, at the age of 97 years. He was the first 
teacher of Shurtleff College, and a most magnificent 
type of manhood. His sermons and other writings manifested very strik- 
ingly the fact that he believed with his whole S(uil the doctrines and 
principles he enunciated. He accomplished a gigantic life-work, and his 
powerful personality was stamped upon more than one generati(Mi of men. 
He was a \'ery conscientious man, of profound scholarship, and an able 
preacher and teacher. His life was devoted to study, and up to the very 
last he delighted to pore over the latest theological works, or pursue 
abstruse calculations in astronomy. One of his sons, the late Dr. Elias 
Loomis, of Yale University, was a noted astronomer and the author of a 
complete series of mathematical text-books. 

it was long an annual custom with the students of Shurtleff College 
to call upon Father Loomis on his birthday. May M. His earnest words of 
greeting and counsel were never forgotten. 

The Exhibition this year occurred on January ?A, 1873. The program 

Music, Anthem, "O. Come, let us Sing," - - - Glee Club 

Debate. "A'cso/t'cd, That France is Prepared for a Republican Form of 

Government " 

Affirmative, G C. Peck. Negative, E S. Howell 

Music, Song and yuartet, "Sounds of the Sea." - - U'cbstcf 

Oration, "The Statesman and the Editor," - - J. W. Pkimm 

Music, Instrumental, "Gens d'Armes. ' 

Alpha Zeta Journal, ----- Miss R. C. Mills 

Music, Song and Duet, "The Rosebush." - - - //od^rfs 

Messrs. Coffey and Crawford 

Drama, "The Fall of Tarquin," (two scenes) 

„ \ Brutus, T. B. En(,lish. 

Personse ■ ~- t,-* - , ^ 

/ Titus, T. M. Coffey. 

Music, Flute Duet, (operatic selection) - Messrs. Mills and Foulon 

(Pianist, Miss Mills ) 
Oration. "The Present in the Light of the Future," - E. T. Cassel 

Music, "Dreaming," ---.-- Quartet 

(Pianist, Mrs. Ho\ey.) 


On January 31, Mr. H. L. Stetson, of Griggsville, 111,, delivered a very 
interesting and practical lecture before the Society on "The Art of Getting 
into the Right Place." 

On the 14th of March the Society suspended the regularly appointed 
program for a "Welcome Meeting," in which Sigma Phi joined, in honor 
of ex-President Read, who was paying a short visit to the College. 

A called meeting in May was held for the purpose of passing resolu- 
tions upon the death of our fellow-memher, Willie D. Ely. 

In the fall of 1873, the cruel hand of death again took from us one of 
our beloved members. Miss Hasseltine L. Read died on September 13, in 
Lawrence, Kansas. This event cast a distinct sadness over the opening 

The Society piano having now become prematurely old, and having 

Orgnn lost the silvery tones of youth, the need of a new instrument 

Bought, is seriously felt. Accordingly, on Sept. 19 the Society considers 

the propriety of buying an organ, and $62.50 is pledged as a 

starter. The organ is purchased shortly afterward, and is placed in L. J. 

Hancock's hands to be rented at his discretion. 

The use of the Hall is granted to the Theological Department for each 
alternate Thursday evening. 

In March the Society insurance is paid up and discontinued. 
Among the various themes under discussion this spring we notice 
Sumner's Civil Rights bill, the policy of abolishing the protective tariff, and 
the effects upon colleges of intercollegiate contests. 

Several good lectures by distinguished men were enjoyed this year. 

The music during these years of the '70s was held well up to 
IDusic. the high standard Alpha Zeta has always maintained. The 
advent of the young ladies of course marks a great advance in 
this direction, and vocal solos, duets and quartets were very frequent. An 
orchestra was formed in the early '70s, and friends from Alton and Upper 
Alton often favored us with music on the violin, guitar and other instru- 
ments. Nearly all our young lady members were quite skillful musicians 
and of the young men who were good singers and members of the Glee-club 
we may mention E. T. Cassel, Horace Roberts, the English boys, H. H. 
Branch, Carner, Kitzmiller and McCormick, The quartets of two male and 


1. GeofReW. Gibbeiis, '83. 

2. J. Howard Merriam, '79. 

3. Joseph H. Beaven, '79. 

4. Edward G. Knight, 80. 


5. Thomas S. Youiir. 'H4. 

6. Beiij. W. Wiseman, Xi. 

7. Beillia Biilkley-Roacli. '78. 
S. Kdi-ar B. Roach, '79. 

9. Utiiry S. Black, ^X. 
Id, Kollie M. Cooper, ".So. 
1 1. Allien J. Ki-ndrick, '75 

12. *Chas. C. H..II, •»(. 

13. F. Will Nolt., '84. 

14. John K. Buck. "83. 

two Ic-inak' \(tiec'S wcw a iiott'Wditliy iharai trristic i>\ tlu- imisii' of this 

In NoxcinbtT, 1S74. our brloxt-d Dr. I^attisoii was laid to n-st. Hi* 
was a man ot rare purit\' and swi'c-tncss of tliaraLtiT, and womlirtul consc- 
craiion to Ciod. 

On Januar\- 15, 1S7S, tlit- Society ^irants tin- usi- of tlu- Hall tor Satur- 
day t'veninys to tlif "Academic (or Amateur) Society" — an oruanizati(»n 
similar to the old Alpha Siyma, but about which we know \'ery little. 

A spelling-match, at the suggestion of Prof. Dodge, is one of tin- inti-r- 
esting features of this year. 

Re\'. F. M. Ellis addressed the Alumni at Commencenu-nt, and Prof. 
Mathews, of Chicago Uni\'ersit\', lectured before the Literar\' Societies. 

There seems to ha\'e been an immense amount of useless nego- 

CcllCijC tiation, year after year, between the two Societies o\'er the 

l.cclurc matter of lectures, and when at last the College Lecture Course 

Course. under the present arrangement was instituted by Presidi-nt 

Kendrick every one heaved a sigh of relief. 

The purchase of Alaska, the reduction of the salary of the President 

of the United States, and the Freeilom of Ireland are among the weighty 

questions discussed in Alpha Zeta's Hall by the youths of this period. 

We note O. E. Badger favors the Society with an "allegorical disser- 
tation,'' but are unable to learn the exact nature of this exercise. 
On Dec. 4 the audience is gratified by a pleasing address from Prof. Tyson, 
of Howe Institute. . . . In January, 1876, the list of members was care- 
fully revised and the practice of roll-call at every regular meeting, which 
had fallen into disuse, was resumed. 

The program of the Public Meeting of Frida>', Februar\- IS, was as 

Invocation. .... Rev. Mk Si.v 

Instrumental Duet, Misses Kutii C Mii.i.s and Fanmk N.\' 
nel)ate : " /\'fS(>/TC</, That I'-ngland received no permanent 

Henefit from Oliver Oomwell 
Vocal Sextette, "Come Away, Elves." 

Misses Nkttie and Ai.ick Risin<;. Win ihroi', 
F"anmk H('I.KI.I•:^, Ai.k k .ind Cakkik Whitti.ksky 


Oration, "Mental Originality," - - L. M. CumminGS 

Declamation, "Eulogy on Webster," - - S M. Delaney 

Vocal Duet, "Music and Her Sister, Song," 

Miss A. Rising and Mr M. J. Hicks 
Recitation, "The Neglected Call," - Miss Alma Chapman 

Written Speech, "Boyhood and Boys," - - H. Pollard 

Vocal Solo, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep," H. H. Branch 
Paper, "The Ball, — Keep it Rolling," - John E. Roberts 

Oration, "Advance of Science." - - - J F Wells 

Quartette, "Like a Fairy Creature," 

Messrs. Pollard, Branch and Huffman, and Miss Fannie Bulkley 
(Pianist, Miss Mills) 

Washinu[ton's Birthday was this year celebrated by tlie Societies in 
conjunction with the citizens of the town. 

The "written speech" is a peculiarity of this period, and seems to have 
been something very hastily jotted down— usually aiming at the humorous. 

On March 31 the regular exercises gave way to a decided novelty — an 
Exhibition of the Alpha Zeta Freshmen. Eleven took part, three being 
girls. The declamations and recitations were for the most part very well 

Early in the fall of 1876 the Society purchases a beautiful new piano, 
and the organ is relegated to the rear. 

During the '70s we note that the JOURNAL was discontinued 
3ournai as an exercise of the ordinary meetings, and even for several 
Di$COntinucd. years it does not seem to have been a feature of the Exhibi- 
tions. But debating w^s vigorously maintained. 
Mr. F. W. Parker, one of our members, won in the Intercollegiate 
Oratorical Contest this fall. 

Following is the program of the Public Meeting of January 19, 1877: 

Instrumental Duet, Overture, (Freischutz) 

Misses Nettie Rising and Ellen L. Muhlemann 
Declamation, ■'The Paai," (/n^i^n'/so//) - - - C H. McKee 

Essay, "The Folly of Decrying the I'resent Age," Miss Ella A. Bulkley 

Oration, "International Arbitration," - - Frank I Merchant 

Vocal Solo. "Longing." (Millard) - - - Miss Laura Phillips 

Debate: ' ' A'rsolTcd, Th it the Electoral System should be Abolished " 

Affirmative, W R. Anderick, F. W. Parker 
Negative, W. Sanford Gee, Lindsay English 
Instrumental Solo, Sonata, "Pathetique," (/,. A/. HcflhoToi) 

G L. Morrill 


Select Reriding, "Cut Behind," (7\t/ni(i,i;i-) • - C DvE 

Vocil Solo, "The Day is Done," (/ui//,) - - H. H. Hkancii 

Oration, "The Power that Moves the World," Jas. F. Wei. is 

Vocil Solo, "Sweetheart," (/>'«//>•) - - Miss Laika Piiii.i.M's 

The custom tor tlu- Pri'sidt.'iit-(.'l(.\t to appoint liis committees immed- 
iately upon his election had obtained up to Feb. '■), 1X77, but since that 
election it has been the rule to name the committees later. 

The program ot March 16, 1877, was dropped (or the benefit of itur 
Sub- Fresh members, who jiave a very creditable program of declamations 
and recitations. 

"Robert's Rules of Order" is at this time substituted for "Cushin^'s 
Manual" as our standard authority on parliamentarv law. This is done at 
the sujz^estion of T. J. SanforLJ. 

On Tuesday, June 12, H.\-President Read, then of Brooklyn, 

Gcldcn N. v., addressed the Literary Societies of Shurtleff Collejie. 

Diibilcc It was "an eloquent and masterly review of the duty and 

Commcnccmcnl. mission of the scholar." Rev. C. A. Hobbs, of the class 

of '69, also read one of his bri^zht, witty poems. This 

great Commencement occasion was one of the most memorable of all in 

the history of the Colleiie — beinjj the GoLk'U Jubilee of its foundinu, — 

and is too well known in all its details to require further memion lu're. 

Several committees were successiveK' appointed in the sprin^i of 
Prcscnl '77 to take steps toward securing a first-floor room for the 
Hdll Society Hall. Almost 24 years the Alpha Zetans had toiled up 
Scciircil. those stairs, and though the physical exercise was much appre- 
ciated, there came a time when the Alpha Zetan of the period 
longed for an abidinij-place terrestrial. Those in charge of this matter 
in the spring had failed to "get in on Ihe ground floor," but during the 
summer two loyal Alpha Zetans, Francis W. Parker and Herbi-rt H. 
Branch, remained in Upper Alton, and when the Trustees of the College 
announced to them through iJr. Kendrick that the Society might move 
downstairs into its present location in the southwest division of the first 
floor of the Uormitory, they proceeded at once to prepare for the grand 
removal. With iheir own hands they removed the partitions which sepa- 
rated our present Hall into ilu- four original rooms. The studding consisted 


of 4x4 oak, and had to be chopped down hke trees, as it was mortised 
above and below into heavy beams. Tlie finishing up was done after 
College re-opened, and tlie Society met two or three times in the Theologi- 
cal Library until the finisliing touclies had been given to the new Hall. A 
great deal of credit and gratitude is due Messrs. Parker and Branch in con- 
nection with this event, which marked still another era in our Society life. 
S. D. Wham and Justus L. Bulkley were also especially prominent in this 
enterprise, though Baker, Wells, Jones, Bovell and the rest who were not 
specially delegated, did noble work also. When the plasterers and carpen- 
ters had completed their work, an elegant Brussels carpet for the new Hall, 
and the finest wall and ceiling paper obtainable were purchased in St. 
Louis. And a glorious old jubilee there was among the Alpha Zetans that 
fall! Of course there v/as lots of money to raise, but they went about 
it enthusiastically and the amount — about $300 — was soon rolled up. 

Oct. 4, 1877, is the first record of our having special judges 

3iuUj(S upon debate at the ordinary meetings. The President, F. W. 

for Parker, introduced this innovation, and it has been the custom 

Debate, ever since. Messrs. Anderick', Gee and Elisha English have the 

honor of being the first of the judges. The question was 

'' Kesolved, That Russia was justified in declaring War against Turkey," 

and the decision was rendered in the affirmative, the Critic's report being 

given in during the consultation of the Judges. 

On the 19th of October, the Society receives a brief report from Mr. 
Bovell in relation to the Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest held at Monmouth 
a day or two previously. 

This fall the disturbances created during our Friday evening meetings 
becomes so serious that committees from the two Societies lay the case 
before the Town Council and request a special police service for Friday 
evenings. This is at length secured at a slight expense. 

On motion of Wells, the Society changes its order of exercises so that 
the business session shall precede the literary program, the former being held 
from 7:00 until 7:30 p.m. This order was continued for several months. 
At this time the National game — base-ball — was very popular at 
DvC ibe Shurtleff. Walraven and Geo. E. Dye for three years manned 
"Pbcnom." the battery, and during that time the Shurtleff boys were never 
defeated. Mr. Dye's pitching was simply marvelous, and dur- 
ing these years the enthusiasm never flagged. 


1. Sibyl Swain, h'. 

2. F. W.iiriii Tl rs.iii. HI, M ll;iiri>;..n. h, 

PKhblDHNrS' (iKOUr NO. '). 

I llaiiyC-, ««.. 

S MjiiiiiiiiK MMylicId Mrliilvi.-. Ss 

I. P;ivi.l |- M, InlM.' sr, 

; Alvii, W ll.iv.. II. •> 
s |..hii I K...«rli. -.s*. 

<| (°,i' Clilllnll I '.ill 

On March 8 the leguhir projjrani was postponed one week, tor an 
extra projzram representing the Congress of the United States. This 
scheme was engineered by a committee of three, and was very successfully 
carried out. pro\'ing an (.■xcelieiit parlianHMitar\- drill. 

Major J. B. Merwin, of St. Louis, lectured hi'fore tlu' two Societies in 

An old custom of Alpha Zeta was for the retiring Presi- 
SHidcnts' dent, after his little valedictory speech, to conduct his 

Sclf-Ocvcrnmeiil. successor to the chair, in the fall of 1878, J. F. Baker, 
on retiring from this oft'ice, escorts Frank 1. Merchant to 
the rostrum amid deafening applause. During Merchant's able administra- 
tion several noteworthy events transpired. One of these was the matter of 
self-government on the part of the students. A "tender" looking in this 
direction was made by the Faculty and accepted by the students, who then 
elected officers to compose the "General Assembly" for the year, as follows: 
President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Marshal, Prosecuting Attor- 
ney, Chief Justice and First and Second Assistant Justices. There was 
also a "Senate" elected for the college-year. Trials for various misde- 
meanors were held, and fines and other penalties imposed, the Faculty 
sustaining and enforcing all the decisions of the Court. The plan proved 
quite generally satisfactory, but it remained in operation only about two 

This fall marks the inauguration of the well-known "Joint 
?irsl Sociable" of the two Literary Societies, and the memory of 
3oinl nearly every Shurtleff student of these later years contains 
ScciaL pictures of this great event at the beginning of the season, 
when every one is "on their best beliavior" and the delight- 
fully fascinating pleasure of making the acquaintance of the new students 
is the order of the evening. 

The contest spirit crops out again, for the third time. On Sept. 27, 
Alpha Zeta receives a challenge from Sigma Phi, and promptly accepts it. 
The terms seem to be unsatisfactory in some wa\', howe\-er, and nothing 
more is heard of the matter. 

The question of paying fines is vigorously agitated, and the litllowing 
resolution is passed : 


Whereas, The clause in our Constitution relating to fines for the non-performance of 
duty has virtually become a dead letter; Therefore, be it 

Resolved, That as a Society we reaffirm our belief in the justness of the clause and 
pledge ourselves to support our President in his efiorts to enforce this provision of the 

Several members about this time and a little later are suspended from 
the Society for non-payment of fees and fines, and the result is greater 
diligence and promptness in the performance of duty. Upon payment at a 
later date the majority of these, however, have their names stricken from 
the "suspended" list. 

Every few years it seems to become necessary for a college literary 
society to wake up its members a little on the subject of payment of dues, 
fines, etc., and the President who makes advancement in this direction is 
certainly to be commended and upheld. 

At a called meeting Feb. 7, 1878. a committee is appointed to draw up 
resolutions on the death of Miss Dollie Elwell, one of our members. The 
Hall was draped heavily in black at this time. 

A brand-new revision of the Constitution goes into effect on the last 
Friday of the second term of 1878-79. 

Dr. Ganse, of St. Louis, delivered the Annual Address before the 
Literary Societies at Commencement. 

The College Review made its debut this fall, superseding the old 
Qui Vive. 

A couple of chandeliers and about a dozen lamps were purchased. The 
library was put in good order, a considerable number of new books bought, 
and a library fee of one dollar per year fixed upon, the proceeds to be used 
in the purchase of new books. 

in October a farce entitled "Handy Andy" was given at a regular 
Friday evening meeting, by H. S. Black and E. L. Chapin. . . . Two 
ushers were appointed for regular meetings, and the practice was con- 
tinued for a long time. ... A Society bulletin -board was a character- 
istic of this period. . . . The Madison County Medical Society held 
their annual meeting in our Hall. . . . The Annual Exhibition occurred 
as late as April 23. 


On March 11. J. F. Baki-r prestMits a numbi-r ot aiiH-iKlnuMits 
/1mcndmcnt$. to tlie Constitution and By-l-aws, amony these beinji 
the provision still in effect that the Corresponding Secre- 
tary, Treasurer and Librarian sliall be' elected at the first electinn, in 
September, holdin^i ottice throujihout the college-year. 

The control of the interoceanic Canal, and tln' administration of 
the Indian Bureau, are among the questions brought up and discussed in 
debate. . . . The Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of Order are 
printed in pamphlet form. . . . April 9, the following resolution is passed, 
on the occasion of a generous donation of books from Maj. H. L. Field: 

''Resolved, That we express to Maj. Field our appreciation of the 
interest still manifest in our welfare, and tender him a hearty vote of 
thanks for the \aluable addition to our library." 

At the Reunion, now held in the afternoon, the Society listened 
Reunion, to an inspiring speech from Dr. Fairman on "Eloquence," one 
of his points being that eloquence does not always embody 
truth, but truth always finds eloquence. J. F. Baker spoke upon "The 
Character of a Literary Society." Dr. Ellis entertained the audience with 
personal reminiscences of the earlier history of the Society. The Farewell 
Address to tlie Seniors was delivered bv Miss Fannie Gillham. 




A N Alpha Zetiin of the early '80s writes of the youn^ men of liis time: 
"Many pleasant memories arise as 1 turn over the leaves of life's 
book to those meetings in Alpha Zeta. Manyf aces crowd upon me as in 
fancy 1 sit and look upon the rostrum. Chapin, tall, auburn-haired, stands 
looking out from under deep brows, earnestly voicing his ideas. McKee, 
large, with leonine mustache, impressively speaks to us. Merchant, who 
thought in Latin, keen of eye, with the intellect and manner of a scholar, 
addresses us. The dark Foulon twins sparkle forth with wit and humor. 
Wiemers, tall and slightly stooped, fond of argument, exercises his forensic 
powers. Pepperdine, another tall boy, thrills us with his eloquence. Then 
Merriam, Roach, Johnson, Kendrick, Ed Knight, H. S. Black, Freeman, 
Place, Dillard, Perrine, Garr, McCormick and many others, with character- 
istic manner, arise and have their say. Ah! they are boys no longer." 

On February 19, 1881, the first ''Parliamentary" of which we 
Institution have record, is held. These meetings were usually on Saturday 
of the evenings, and were presided over by a Chairman elected at first 
"Pari." by the Society. Any members who wished to attend were at 
liberty to do so. Two or three were appointed to devise a num- 
ber of "bills" to be brought up for consideration, and other "business" 
was proposed on the spur of the moment. The meetings were of decided 
benefit to the participants, a great many points in parliamentary law being 
learned in this informal way. The ladies also frequently attended these 
meetings. For a while the two Societies, we understand, held their parlia- 
mentary drills conjointly, meeting in their respective halls alternately and 
choosing in turn the one to act as Chairman. Among the questions debated 

''Resolved, That the Assassination of the Czar was a benefit to his 


"kt'solvi'ii, Tliat R(tscot' Conklin^ was Justifk-J in Witlulrawiii^ from 
the Senate." 

''Ri'SolveJ, Tliat the State ot Missouri Coniniitted Murder in thr 
Removal of Jesse James." 

"On one occasion a new mt-mher arose to .mswir an opponent in 

}\ $aJ Jeb.ite. 'Mr. President,' lie said, and tlien h.- stopp.-d. Tliere 

Case, he stood gesticulatinji and strujz^lin*: to speaU, but not anotlier 

word could he utter. He had to sit down, and a more complete 

picture ot dejection it would ha\'e been hard to imi^ine. The critic 

expressed regret that the gentleman could not voice his arguments, addinji 

that he was i'\ idently too lull tor utterance." 

We jzive below the program of the Hxhibition of April i'), ISSl. The 
music was furnished by the Collejze Band. 

Mesic, 'Prize Banner Commandery (Jjicksiep. " - - /'lax^sltii 

Declamation, "True Science." - - " J Howakd Mekria.m 

Music. Selection. "Linden Polkn," - Douizitti 

Essny. "Power of InHuence." - - - A J Kkndkk k 

Music. "First Kiss Waltx," .... - I a mot hi- 

Oration, "The Dissipation of Cieniu-^." - - F I> Hnon 

Music, "Enchanting Polka." (Solo for Cornet.) - W'utzlii- 

Recitation. "Illinois at Donelson," - - Miss Fannik CIii.i.ham 

I list aire Comiquc. - - - - - J- FouLON 

Music, Clrand Potpotirri — "Chips .... Heycr 

Oration. "Defense of the Medi.TPval SiMi it. • - WM F Wiemkrs 

Music, Quickstep, . - - - - /aiist 

On the death of Presidi-nt (iarlield in September, ISSl. the Mall was 
heavily draped in black, and the business portion of the pro^iram was post- 
poned, the Society enjiauinjz in a Memorial service. Speeclies weri- made 
by Dr. BulUley, Mr. Mills and Professors Fairman, ClarUi- and Castle. 
Three musical numbers were rendered. 

''The fall and winter <.f ISSl were marked b.\' \ery many annoy- 

"ToU'll ances by the town boys, who sought to break up the meetinus of 

VS. the Societies by their n<iis\' demonstratifms. Thr Alpha Zi-ta 

(ioiun." Hall being nearest to the t(»wn, generally received the brunt 

of the troubles. Rocks would be thrown at the windows, 

and the cursing and swearing heard by thoM' near tlu' windows would 


become unbearable. Cat-calls and poundings on the doors became a com- 
mon occurrence. Affairs reached a climax one Friday evening, when after 
unusual trouble, two or three stood ready at the door to spring out on the 
next offender. King Morrill, J. H. Beaven and S. S. Cruzan were on guard. 
Footsteps were heard, and at the first rap Beaven sprang out and jumped on 
a fellow six inches taller and fifty pounds heavier than himself, and by the 
sheer momentum drove him to the door. Just as Beaven pushed him off 
the steps, Cruzan, who was as heavy and as tall as the intruder, raised his 
monstrous foot' and lifted the fellow in just the right spot to land him at 

full length on the walk outside The town boys were dissatisfied 

with the outcome.^ They followed Freeman about for several days, 
and pestered him on every possible occasion — mistaking him for Beaven. 
On finding out their mistake, the party who had been so roughly handled 
challenged Beaven to a fisticuff to even up matters, and settle the trouble 
for the sides, as they declared. The challenge was accepted, and place, 
hour and day settled upon, but the town boys never put in an appearance, 
or troubled the College boys again that winter, much to the relief of the 

On Feb. 10, 1882, a new President's chair was bought. 
ftciU Piano. Another moot-court was held this spring. The Annual Exhibition 

gave place to a concert on May 5, the proceeds of which were 
applied to the purchase of an elegant new piano for the Society. 

The Reunion had been growing in favor each year, and consisted at 
this time of a short, informal literary program, after which the assembly 
partook of a collation, daintily served. The Reunion of 1882 was held in 
the Society Hall at 3 p.m. May 31, Z. Foulon expatiating on the glory of 
the Seniors; 1. D. Foulon, the Alumni; and Frank I. Merchant, the Faculty. 
The Farewell Address was delivered by Enoch Johnson. 

Rev. W. A. Stanton, of Quincy, addressed the Societies on Monday, 
May 29. 

At the beginning of each college -year the President of the College 
chose the members of the Review staff from the two Societies, his selec- 
tions being submitted to the Societies for confirmation. The College paper 
was at this time under the direct control of the College authorities. 

I No. 10 shoe. 

2. /. ('., He came out too suddenly. 


On oiu- Occasion a iiu'iiiber of our Soi.ii-ty souulit to fxtt-mpori/i' on 
"TIk- Orator." "Behtild tlu- Orator! " Ir- (.rit-J, "as Ik- stands aroiisc-d 
to all the possibilities of his subject anJ of the occasion." This is about as 
far as he got. The boys were aroused to the possibilities of tlu- occasi(»n, 
and for a good while afterward he was greeted with the quotation, "Behold 
the Orator!'" 

The regular program for Nov. .^, 1SS2, was postponed for a 

Special "Dickens Meeting." Meetings of this character, i. v., di'\dted 

Prcvvrnms to the rendition and discussion of one certain author's worUs, 

nnd were found quite a decided source of benefit, as well as provid- 

Sociablcs. ing a pleasing variety in the literary exercises of the Society. 

Occasionally a sociable took the place of a regular meeting. 

There were usually two or three of these sociables in the spring, especially 

near the close of the college-year, and one was often held during the 

Thanksgiving holidays for the benefit of those members who remained in 


At the Exhibition of April 13, I.S83. the Society secured Mr. Charles 
Kunkel, of St Louis, as pianist, and Mr. August Stengler, of the same city, 
as clarinetist. 

In these days the little pastime of ducking was practiced to a very 
Splash! considerable extent by the Shurtleff boys, and it was perilous at 
times to stand underneath the windows or at the foot of the stair- 
shaft of the Dormitory. One of our old members writes us that the popu- 
lar amusements of the day were "annoying theologs, holding town boys 
under the pump, painting President Kendrick's horse as a zebra, etc' " One 
of the questions chosen for debate at this period was, ' ' Rt'solveJ , That 
Ducking should be made a Capital Offense." Another requiring e\en less 
research was, " fiesolvi'd , That Chickens roosting on the College Campus 
belong to the College Boys." 

The New Chapel Hall was completed in time for tin- Commence- 
Dcu' ment of 1883, and the dedicatory exercises were held in that 
r,b,ipcl building on Tuesday, June S, Hon. D. B. (iillham, f(»r many 
Hilll. years President of the Board of Trustees, being master of cere- 
monies, and Dr. P. S. Henson, of Chicago, delivering the address 
ot the day. The c(»mpletion of this building seemed to usher in a new era 
at Shurtleff. Various other improvements iiave follnw<d in rapid suc- 

I This last is one of the most famous jokes of Old Sliiirilitl 


cession. Chapel Hall was now the place for Society Exhibitions, concerts, 
lectures, entertainments, rehearsals, etc., and we all wondered how we 
had ever done without such accommodation. 

The literary portion of the Reunion this year was as follows: 

Address of Welcome, . . , . Kingman G. Morrill 

Address to Seniors, ..... Jos. H. Beaven 

Reply in behalf of Seniors, Bertha Bulkley 

Address in behalf of Faculty, . . Prof Clarke 

Address in behalf of Alumni, . . Rev. Elisha English 

History of Society, ..... Albert J. Kendrick 

Misses Merchant and Murphy rendered an instrumental duet, and Miss 
Siem treated us to a vocal solo. "The rest of the time was spent in social 
enjoyment, and before going home the members of the Society made 
the new (Chapel) Hall ring with the jolly old college songs." 

Dr. W. W. Boyd, of St. Louis, delivered the address before the Liter- 
arv Societies. 

The JOURNAL, which was established in 1858, although it had proved 
one of the most interesting exercises of our programs, had for several years 
past appeared only rarely — and then chiefly on state occasions; but J. H. 
Beaven's good issue of September 28, 1883, seemed to have aroused new 
zeal in this regard, and the Society organ has been quite regularly edited 
ever since. 

Society carpets, like Society pianos, cannot last very long, and a new 
stage carpet is bought in the fall of 1883. 

The following little incident illustrates the College boy's love for 

.^11 fun. Toward twelve o'clock one dark night a bell began to ring 
InciiJcnt. out a lugubrious toll, and it continued to peal forth for several 
hours. At length the dogs set up an answering howl, and ere 
long the people in the vicinity became desperate, as there was little pros- 
pect of sleep. They started forth en dishabille to investigate, while the 
boys in the Dorm (most of them) slumbered on peacefully, it was discov- 
ered that the offending bell was the one on the old "Chapel."' No sign of 
a cause for the regular motion of the bell could be perceived by the anxious 
crowd with upturned, despairing eyes, but just as they were discussing 

I All obsolete institution after the Dorm bell was put up, but retained in its old place honoris causa 
for years afterward. 



1. Webley J. Heaven. '.•<«. 

2. VVilli;iiii H. Fuller. 'SH. 

3. Joliii H. Coulter, '8ij. 

4. Howard U >s. 
5 Hxwiird C I ill"!!. 'Sy. 

(). J Gillliain. '88. 
7. Ailoipli G. Mizell, '89. 

plans for scaling the building, tlit- rinjziny abruptly ceased. The explana- 
tion of the mystery is this: One of the boys, on opening his window in 
the Dormitory opposite the old Chapel, had iieard a little scraping noise. 
Reaching down, he felt a cord sliding bacl< and fi)rth. Quietly drawing his 
bed up to the window, he gave the cord a pull and slipped it over one of the 
bed -posts. It came loose from something, and was easily hauled in. Later 
developments brought out the fact that one end of the cord had been 
fastened to the ankle of the man in the room just below — the other end 
being run through a pulley on the wall, and attached to the bell ovt-r on 
the old Chapel. This fellow liad been lying innocently in his bed and 
amusing himself by drawing the cord to and fro, with the results above 
described. When tlie jerk on the cord came our hero was yanked out of 
bed, and hastened to sever his connection with the- bell for fear of being 
dragged out of the window. He had a swell ankle the next morning. 

Among the last of the Public Meeting programs we note the following 
of Dec. 7, 1883: 

Instrumental Uuet, Turandot (overture), "Chinese Melody," 

Misses Bertha Bulklev and Kate Merchant 
Declamation, "The Glory of our Country," - - J- D. Madding 

Reading, "The Blacksmith's Story," - - - Miss Libhie Branch 

Vocal Solo, "Angel's Serenade," - - - - Miss Jennie Siem 

Oration, "Classic Feticism," - - - - J. I. Taylor 

Recitation, "Mona's Waters, " - - - Miss Olive Powless 

Guitar Solo, "Boccaccio's March," - - - - w. E. Kelley 

Alpha Zeta Journal, - - - - - E. G. Knight 

Vocal Solo, "Bobolink," . . . . Miss Jennie Siem 

Debate, "KcsolTcd, That Napoleon Bonaparte was a Christian." 

Affirmative, H. S. Black Negative, E. B. Roach 

Guitar Solo, "Chimes of the Suwanee River," - - W. E. Keli.e\' 

On Feb. 19, 1884, the Society instructed the Public Meeting 

/Inclbcr Committee to arrange with the Sigma Phi committee to have 

SdijvjCStion a Contest if possible instead of the regular Hxhihitions in 

of •) Contest. April. There was a difficulty, however, one side being unable 

to secure a satisfactory orator and the other failing to find a 

suitable reciter. So the matter was again dropped. 

Dr. Geo. C. Lorimer, then of Chicago, delivered the Annual Address 
before the Societies at the Commencement of 1884, his theme bt^ng "The 
Foreigner in America." 


A steady advance in athletic sports — particularly base -ball — 
Base Ball marked these years of the '80s. This was the time when 
and Shurtleff had perhaps the finest base -ball team in her history. 

Olbcr Sports. E. B. Roach (catcher) and Enoch Johnson (pitcher) formed 
the "old reliable" battery, with Ed. Kendrick at short, while 
Woodrow, Kenyon, Frank and King Morrill, Bonham and Caldwell did most 
excellent field and base work. Boxing started up with a boom in the fall 
of 1884, and black eyes and dislocated noses were "de ting." Foot-ball 
was not neglected, although it was engaged in mainly for exercise and 
recreation. Roller-skating at the Alton rink was quite extensively 
indulged in also, until the craze subsided. Tennis was not yet in vogue, 
but croquet was very popular among the lighter forms of outdoor exer- 
cise. Prof. Washington Leverett's famous croquet ground was for over a 
decade a peculiarly fascinating stamping-ground for students, to say nothing 
of professors and "men about town." An air of jolly good-fellowship 
surrounded the place, and many a lean, cadaverous student chased away 
gnawing care and nervous headache on that old croquet ground, to the tune 
of the ball and mallet. To the writer — and we venture the same is true of 
many another — this pastime has never seemed so pleasant elsewhere. 

The rivalry which had prevailed between Alpha Zeta and Sigma 
Contest. Phi since the formation of the latter Society, was particularly strong 

in the early '80s, and at length on the 31st of October, 1884, 
our Society received a communication from Sigma Phi suggesting that the 
two Societies dispense with their Exhibitions this year and engage in a joint 
Contest instead. Alpha Zeta signified her willingness to meet her rival, 
and on April 24, 1885, occurred the first regular literary Contest in the 
history of the Society. The preliminaries were carefully arranged by a 
joint committee from the two sides, the contestants worked very faithfully, 
and at the appointed time the New Chapel was packed, much excitement 
prevailing. The program follows: 

Caliph of Bagdad. 

A Vindication of Lovejoy, 
An Independent Judiciary, 



Minnehaha Orchestra 

E. A. Kendrick 
J. V. RowE 

Come Fairies, Trip it, 

Juno Quartet 


Budget, ....... C.RArK ror.F. 

Journal, ..... C. C. Ham. 


Lust Spiel (Keler Bela), , Minnkmaha Orciikstra 


The Unsolved Problem, . . E. G. 

War and Its Inevitable Results, ... F. H. Morrii.i. 


When the Violets are Blooming, (Freeman) . Juno Quartet 


The Skeleton in Armor, .... Lillian Blair 

Rizpah, ....... Alice E. Holt 


Bohemian Girl, (Selection) Minnkiiaha Grciiestra 


KesolTfd, That Woman's Suffrage Would be Detrimental to Society, 

Aff. H. S. Black. Neg. Byron Barber 


Den Sorgen Trotz Waltz, Minnehaha Orchestra 

1 Dr. E. Wvman, Upper Alton. 
DECISION OK THE JUDGES, -: Kev. Thos. Gordon, Alton. 

( J. B. Merwin, P-sy., St. Louis. 

The Judges' decision was for Si5j;ma Phi, our Society winning only the 
recitation. Yet the Contest was reaUy very close, and many competent 
and unprejudiced literary men in the audience decided in favor of Alpha 
Zeta's orator and debater. The Sigma Phians were of course highly elated 
over their victory, and on the following Monday evening they assembled in 
their hall for the purpose of carrying on a mock burial of Alpha Zeta. The 
funeral oration, however, was unceremoniously interrupted by the sudden 
entrance of Dr. Kendrick, who confiscated the box labeled "A. Z.," and 
ordered the crowd to disperse, which it promptly did. 

The disturbances created every Friday evening by the town roughs 
just outside the Society Halls, had again become so great that steps were 
taken toward holding the programs on Friday afternoons. The arrange- 
ment, however, was never consummated. 

On April 26 our Society held memorial serxices in \iew 

Death of of the recent death of Mrs. Fannie Roberts, (//('(• Bulk- 

n)r$. Tannic Roberts. ley) at her home in Kansas City, Mo. She was 

esteemed very highly by all. The Hall was draped 

in mourning and the following resolutions were adopted by the Society: 


Inasmuch as it has pleased the All-Wise Creator, in his mysterious Providence, to 
take away from our number, and from the household of our fellow-member, our honored 
and esteemed friend, Mrs. Fannie Roberts, therefore, do we, the members of Alpha Zeta 

Resoh'e, That in her we have lost one whose presence was encourngement, whose coun- 
sel was always of wisdom, and whose friendship was a pledge of confidence; 

That, as we bow in humble submission to the Divine Will, we pray that her noble 
Christian life may be our example; that her earnest, generous desire for the good of others 
may be ours; and that we may never forg«3t the beanty and purity of her Christian 

That we sincerely mourn her death, and extend our heartfelt sympathy to our fellow- 
member, her husband, and to our beloved professor, her father, and to the large circle of 
friends called to suffer with them in their bereavement; 

That these resolutions be placed on the Society records; that they be printed in the 
College J\evieiu, and a copy sent to Rev. John Roberts. 

Mr. E. G. Kni^lit was our delegate this fall to the State hitercoilegiate 
Oratorical Meet at Blackburn University, Carlinville, Illinois. 

One of our old members, who was in the verdant stage at this period, 
gives the following graphic description of his "first speech:" 

I shall never forget my debut on Alpha Zeta's rostrum. When I looked out over 
that — as it appeared to me — vast sea of calmly expectant faces, my self-possession took flight 
and I vainly wished that I might accompany it. I remembered the first sentence, so 
I began, and the remainder of my selection just rolled out of its own accord, as I suppose I 
kept my mouth open. The sound of my own voice startled me; it seemed that some other 
fellow was talking. At first it seemed so loud that I feared that "other fellow" would disturb 
our friends in Sigma Phi Hall. But soon the sound began to recede and grow faint in the 
distance, imtil it was gri'dually lost to my ear. I don't know what happened after that, but 
when I regained thorough consciousness I found myself seated in the audience and my friends 
kindly applauding my efforts. 

The ofifice of Sergeant-at-Arms was created in October, 1885, 
Scrycani- and the Constitution amended accordingly. A large star- shaped 
at-/lrms. badge was secured for this custodian of the peace, who, with 
his numerous deputies, soon became a terror to the rowdies from 
the town who sought to make it unpleasant for us during the rendition of 
the programs, it was of course a trifle annoying to have a large rock or 
chunk of coal go bumping along through the outer hallway when the audi- 
ence was attentively listening to recitation, oration, music, etc. — or to have 
a stone come smashing through the window-pane at any minute — or to liave 
some tough empty all the chambers of a six-shooter into the air near the 


vvinJrA^! Niv^rthfless this nvjali elem.-nt, yrowintj; nv)re bold, bt^gan to 
push its way into the Society Hall during the exercises, and as a conse- 
quence tlie following resolutions were adopted: 

"Resolveii, That hereafter, in the regular meetings (if the Alpha Zeta 
Society, none be allowed admission except those to whom inxiuitions have 
been extended by vote of the Society. 

''Resolveii, further, that invitations be extended to all the- students ot 
Shurtleff College, to the members of the' Faculty, and to all honorar\- and 
former members of Alpha Zeta. 

''Resolved, further, that upon the vouch of any active member a friend 
may be admitted for the evening." 

Committees were appointed to procure and distribute invitation cards, 
and four gentlemen of flu- Society detailed to keep the obstreperous spirits 
on the outside in check during the meetings. The Sigma Phi Society not 
long afterward followed our example in establishing the oftice of Sergeant - 
at-Arms, and the disturbances at the Halls subsided, for the time being at 
least, though a constant guard was kept. This custom of admitting persons 
to our meetings by invitation card was in effect but a short time, although 
the Society continued the plan of sending out eacli fall a large number of 
invitations to the "exercises of the year." 

This fall the Society printed a large number of ribbon badges, 
Annual and this has become a custom since — with both Societies. New- 
Ribbon badges are usually obtained every year, the style frequently 
Badges, varying a little. They are brought forth for tiie first time at the 
Joint Sociable of the Societies held at the beginning of the year, 
and there is no difficulty in determining the literary affiliations of the old 

In the latter part of January, 1886, Alpha Zeta challenged Sigma Phi 
to a contest. The challenge was accepted, and on the 30th of April the 
second Contest occurred, in the presence of an immense crowd. The 
following is the program: 




Col IngersoU's Address to the Soldiers at Indianapolis. - J. V. E. Marsh 
p:mmefs Vindication. - - - - " - V. C 



Alpha Zcta Journal, - - - Miss Manning Mayfield 

Sigma Phi Budget, .... Miss Mamie Taggart 


Virginia, ..-.-- Miss Hattie L. Yerkes 

Kit Carson's Ride, . . . - - Miss Sibyl Swain 


The Light of the Nineteenth Century, - - - C. C. Hall 

Relation of .Esthetics to Ethics, . . . Miss Alice Gillham 


Affirmative, T. S. Young. Negative, E. A. Kendrick. 


Judges; Pres. E. A Tanner, Jacksonville; Prof. J. Pike, Jerseyville; 
Rev. H. S. Mills, Alton. 

The decision gave the victory again to Sigma Phi — by a scant majority 
out of 540 points. The next morning, in accordance with a previous 
arrangement, tlie victorious contestants were hauled in a wagon through 
the streets of the town, by tlie defeated ones. This was doubtless a 
benefit to both Societies, as it furnished a means for letting off the "high 
head of steam" which had been generated. In the evening, Sigma Phi 
very courteously gave our Society a reception and banquet, which was much 


The Society Hall was refitted very beautifully in tlie spring of 

Hnli 1886. It was re-paperc^d, new curtains were put up, a con- 

nicclv siderable sum expended for new pictures, the system of light- 

Rcfittcd. ing greatly improved, and a beautiful bit of statuary — -"Diana 

and the Deer'" purchased. While these improvements were 

being made on the Hall, two regular programs were postponed, and 

the Society enjoyed a sociable at Dr. Bulkley's and another at the residence 

of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Mills. Later on another Society sociable was held 

at the hospitable home of Dr. and Mrs. James. A special program was 

presented on April 2, when the newly fitted Hall was re-occupied. 

Next fall the large hollywood letters "A" and "Z" which so long 
adorned (Kir Hall, were secured and put up over the rostrum. 

The Drill Committee, a suggestion of Mr. T. S. Young, was established 

I Also the "tin lioss," which tlie hoys and girls of the period will remember vvjtli a smile. 



1. I-r.iiicis ]■; Coiiltci. \j2. 
1. Claia Bell \'.im Huusui. yl 

3. T.iiiiHr S (iiiTiltoii. yi. 
^. Ko-e M. Mi.ler, '.ji. 

^ Nillif G. Scott 'fS. 
() Anna 1;. Wempoii, 'S;. 

about this tiiiU', tlKuiuli it did ii"t bLx-itiiie a standing committrt.' for a 
year or two. Tiiis is anotluT ^ood tiling that Si^ma Plii sdoii attc-rward 
bejian to push aloii^i. 

It had become customary at this time — as it is at tlie presc-nt da\', lor 
all the prosi'ii'n appointments to be madt- three weeks in advance. The 
Secretary also read at each nuTtinti the nanus of tlie appointees for one, 
two or three week's hiter. 

Tiie interest in debate lan^uisliod badl\- at tiiis pi^riod. I hr 
Dccndcncc disprtants were frequently allowed to ch(»ose their own ques- 

Of tions, and often insufficient preparation was made, the debates 

Debate. thus losinji in xi^or and life. It was not an uncommon tiling to 
postpone or drop this exercise, which was generally regarded as 
a bugbear; and consequently the opportunity for much valuable training was 
lost. The life of a literary society, like all other phases of life, is deter- 
mined largely by impulse, and the current as it flows along winds now here, 
now there, according to environment and the spirit of the age. One form 
of mental and literary e.xercise would suddtMih- bfcoiiu- "all the rage," and 
after a time perhaps as suddenK" drop into the background. In November, 
1886, extemporaneous speaking, which had been receiving less attention 
than formerly, enjoyed a "boom" in our society— chirtly through the efforts 
of Mr. Young. This is a valuable form of training, and one in which 
the Alpha Zetans have quite regularly engaged in these last years. At 
the time of its revival twelve years ago, the speaker was not given his sub- 
ject until he had reached the platform and taken his stand; he was 
then expected to speak from three to five minutes on the topic assigned. It 
was not until some time afterward that the present custom was adopted, in 
accordance with which the subject is assigned the speaker a few minutes in 


The music of the '80s was remarkably fine. The College 

Here the Band, consisting of some fifteen or twenty pieces, was in the 

Btinil Plays, flood-tide of its success and usefulness, furnishing music for 

public occasions at Shurtleff and in neighboring towns, and 

occasionally giving concerts, which grew to be quite popular. Our Alpha 

Zeta Orchestra assisted considerabl\' in the music for the programs, as did 

the various trios, quartets and sextets which we from time to time organized. 

But perhaps the largest part of the music for programs was supplied by our 

many friends living in the Altons, to whom we have always been greatly 


indebted. Flute, guitar, cornet, zither, and even accordeon, contributed 
their varied melodies. 

On the 15th of February, 1887, the use of the Hall is granted 
Class Day. for the Annual Class- Day Banquet on Washington's Birthday. 

The celebration of Class -Day as one of the swellest events of 
the college -year had only recently become a feature of Shurtleff life. 
The institution of the custom certainly marked a forward step. 

in the month of February our Society again challenges Sigma Phi to a 
literary contest, the challenge is finally accepted, and the usual great 
preparations made on both sides. Here is the program, dated April 29, 

The Unknown Speaker, 
The New South, 

The Budget, 
The Journal, 


The Death Bridge of the Tay, 

The F'ower of Thought, 
The Ideal State, 







J. Wash. Buck 


Miss Olive C. Bulkley 
Miss Manning Mayfield 

Miss Lucy L. Greene 
Miss Sibyl Swain 

B. W. Wiseman 
R. C. Denison 


yuestion — "Kcsoh'cd, That it is the duty of American citizens who believe in 
Prohibition to seek the adoption of this principle through the support 
of existing political parties other than the National I'rohibifion Party " 
Affirmative, E. A Kendrick. Negative, J E Coombs 

The music was furnished by tht- College Band. The Judges were 
Prof. J. H. Collins, of Springfield, 111.; Rev. Wm. Harris, St. Louis, Mo., 
and Rev. W. G. Thomas, Kirkwood, Mo. In each one of the five exer- 
cises the part of each contestant had been so splendidly performed and 
the differences were so very slight, that the large audience awaited the 
decision in breathless suspense. For the third time, Sigma Phi won, 
securing the paper, recitation and oration — although the last was so closely 


contested that it was practically even. Halt the net proceeds of this last 
Contest was given to the College Band. Since the Contest of 18cS7 eacli 
of the two S )cieties has been challenged once or twicc- by the other, but 
no further Contests have been held. 

These three Contests, while all were decided in favor of Sigma Phi, 
proved to be a great benefit to both Societies in the way of stinuilation to 
more earnest effort. And while on the surface it would appear a crushing 
series of defeats for our Society, yet we have the satisfaction of knowing that 
of the three Contests of '85, '86, and '87, the first was extremely close and 
the other two \irtually ties. 

The literary and musical portion of the Reunion this year was as 


Ai.i'iiA Zkta Orchestka 
B. W. Wis?:man 
Enoch Johnson 

. Mrs II. IC. Mills, and Miss Morriss 
. B TenBroek 
E. S. TowsoN 
Miss Manning Mayfield 
Miss Maykiei.d and F. W. Thompson 
Speeches, Dr. I^, 1'kok. Roach, H. E Mills, W. K Anderkk. 

Rev. Dr. Harris, then pastor of the Delmar Avenue Baptist Church, 
St. Louis, Mo., delivered the Annual Address before the Literary Societies 
on Monday evening, May .50, 1887. 


Address of Welcome, 

Alumni Address, 

Instrumental Duet, 


Vocal Solo, 


Instrumental Duet, 

The Alpha Zeta "President's Reception" seems to have sprung info 
being about this time, the tirsc one on record being held Sept. 20, 1887, at 
the hospitable home of the Millses. 

The regular meeting of Sept. 30, 1887, is worthy of particular 

Biij mention. It was one of those rousing old occasions dear to the 

n)ccliiuj. heart of the Alpha Zetan. We were fortunate in having with us 

a number of our old-time members and friends, and the speeches 
made by Dr. Bulkiey, Prof. Castle, Messrs. Mills, Field and others, 
expressing the heartiest interest in the welfare and prosperity of the dear old 
Society, stirred the hearts and inspired the souls of all. Eleven new mem- 
bers joined our ranks at this meeting. Southern Illinois, familiarly known 
as "Egypt," sent her usual full delegation during these years of the 
latter '80s. 


The Constitution. By-Laws, Rules of Order and Act of Incorporation 

of the Society were together printed in hand-book form at this time by Mr. 

F. W. Nolte, then the College printer, Fi\e hundred copies were published. 

The Constitution and By-Laws had recently undergone a thorouo[h re\ision. 

In January. 18SS. Mr. Jas. T. Coghill, when returning from a 

DCillh cf State ^ . .\\. C. A. Conference at Champaign, 111., was injured 

3n5. C. while changing cars, and died at Mattoon, Jan. 26, before his 

CCvjhill. relatives could reach him. He was President of the Shurtleff 

Y. W. C. A., and a noble Christian man. He blessed his fellows 

even in his death. The boys, thus suddenly brought face to face with the 

solemnity of life, were spiritually quickened, and in a little series of Y. M. 

C. A. meetings which followed there were a number of conxersions, as well 

as a vivid awakening to greater consecration and more earnest Christian 

living. The Society had the Hall draped in black at the time of Mr. 

Coghill's death, and the profound grief and sympathy of all the students 

found expression in appropriate resolutions, which were communicated to 

the bereaved family and also published in the College Review. We give 

these resolutions verbatim : 

Whereas, God in His infinite wisdom has been pleased to call from our midst, while yet 
in the very bud of manhood, our beloved friend and fellow student. James T. Coghill, and 

Whereas, The near and dear relation which we, the students of Shurtleff College, have 
ever borne with him during the four years of his stay among us, makes it fitting that we 
express our heartfelt sorrow at this, our common bereavement; therefore, be it 

/^esoh-fd. That we have lost in him a kind, true-hearted companion — one whose every 
effort seemed to be to make others happy. 

/Hesolt-ed. That in him we have always found that true anxiety for the spiritual welfare 
of his associates which distinguishes a true follower of the Lord. Ever humble, slow to 
take offense, quick to render help, patient and uncomplaining, he was a "light set upon 
an hill." 

/Resolved. That we sincerely mourn his death and extend to his loved ones our heartfelt 
sympathy in this sad bereavement. 

Resoh'ed, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the parents of the deceased, and 
also to the College Rei'iezL- for publication. 

For a year or two the business of the Society had really 

P^cntbU required more time than could well be given in connection with 

Business the regular literary program from week to week, and the necessity 

n^cdina. of the case demanded that a different arrangement be made. 

.Accordingly, on April 13. 1888, it was decided by vote of the 

Society that a regular business meeting should be held once a month, and 


the Constitution was so anu-iuU^i. This arran^rnn-nt lias proved a ^n-at 
benefit to the Society, affording nioie time for tlie program anil i-nablin;: 
members to take part oftener. 

It was just about this tinir tiiat that lt.■tr^.•sllin^ly candid little 
Episode, critique upon the newly created "Upper Alton Hiyh School 

Journal" appeared in the Kevieu\ and the students — to say 
nothinjz <>f a ^zood many others — were treated to a n-al li\'e sensation in the 
way of a would-be caning inflicted upon our Keview editor-in-chief by the 
irate principal of the public school. It was a touching (up) episode. Truly, 
the cane were mighty, but the pen even more so in the long run. 

The program of tin- Annual Exhibition of May hS, 1.SS8, was as follows: 


Selection, ... - - Mandolin Qlartet 


"The Burning Ship," . - . - F.W.Thompson 

"The Vision of Sir Launfal," - Miss Olive C. Bulkley 

Vocal Solo, "Springtime," - - Miss Harriett Gripping 


"The Curse of Regulus," ----- J- E. Buck 

"Extract from the Last Speech of Emmet," - Miss Sibyl Swain 

Vocal Duet, "The Pale Moon," F. W. Thompson and F. W. Nolte 


Alpha Zeta Journal («) - - - Miss G. P. Clinton 

Alpha Zeta Journal (l>) - - - - - T. J. Cable 

Guitar Solo, Selection, - - - -WE. Kelley 

"Hannibal, the Warrior," - - - - G. W. Gibbens 

"The Recognition," . . - - Miss Manning Mavfield 

Vocal S)lo, "O Mio Fernando," .Miss Harriett Gripping 

Debate. Question, •■h'cso/rcd. That the Prohibition Party, Rather than 
the Democratic Party, is Entitled to Preference on the Part of the 
Patriotic American Citizen." 

Affirmative, A J Donaldson. Negative, Mark Goode 
Ciuitar Solo, Selection. - - - - W. E Kelley 

The Reunion was held on Tuesday, June 5, and the Tuesday before 
Commencement was for years the regular time for the Hvunions of both 
Societies. "The Ethics of the Nineteenth Century" was the subject of a 
scholarly address before the Literary Societies by Rev. J. G. Merrill, of 
St. Louis. 


ALPHA ZETA UP TO DATE. (1888-1898.) 

nPHE last years of the '80s are inseparably linked with the names and 
■^ personalities of Ben Wiseman, J. E. Coombs, Whiting, Heald, 
Gideon, Madding, Nietert, Towson, J. E. and J. W. Buck, "Peg-Leg" 
Smith, Gibbens, Nolte, Ed. Hill, "Carter" Harrison, Jas. Coghill, Thomp- 
son, Reynolds, Mcintyre and Johnnie Roach. Among the ladies we may 
mention Miss Gertie Clinton, Misses Osborn, Beaman, Riggs, the Holt 
girls, Maude Murphy, Manning Mayfield, OUie Bulkley, Willie Bondurant, 
Alice Whiteside, the Gonterman girls, Sibyl Swain, Estelle Venters, May 
Kirby, Maude Harris, Jennie Stelle, Teresa Joesting and the VanHoosers. 

This latest decade has been a time of splendid improvement. Electri- 
city has superseded kerosene in the lighting of the Hall, steam heat has 
taken the place of stove heat, and the Hall has been magnificently fitted up. 
in the fall of 1888 the long wished-for Ladies' Dormitory and 
*'C-0-t, Boarding-Hall blossomed forth in our "Martha Wood Cottage," 
C-O-t, the lovely College home of the fair co-ed. Hon. Samuel Wood, 
C-O-t-Iiiyc." of Jacksonville, a member of Shurtleff's Board of Trustees, gave 
$1000 toward its erection as a memorial to his deceased wife, 
Martha, and the building therefore bore her name. Sweet are the associa- 
tions entwined about "the Cottage," and sweetly will their memory 
linger in the hearts of Shurtleff boys and girls. 

Friday, Dec. 7, 1888, the historic red-pepper episode occurred. 
l;^^ Some ill-disposed person or persons scattered a quantity of Cay- 
enne pepper through the hall of Sigma Phi, and sneezing suddenly 
became a fad. A number of the Sigma Phians were inclined to the belief 
that some Alpha Zetan was responsible for this piece of work, but the 
writer begs to state that, while this matter has always remained to 
the general public shrouded in deepest mystery, yet he has very good 



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reason to bcliew tliat tlu- thing was neitht-r inspired nor accomplished by 
any Alpha Zetan or Alpha Zetans. The Judgment Day will probably dis- 
close the real status of the case. The affair was very strongly condemned 
by our Society, and a joint committee from Alpha Zeta and Sigma Phi inves- 
tigated the matter, but no clues were discovered, so far as known. 

On May 24, 1889, the Society received an invitation fmm Ur. 
Ulvman Edward Wyman, Principal of Wyman Institute, to attend their 
Ticid Annual Exhibition of Field Sports. These annual exhibitions were 
Dav- very enjoyable occasions. The work of the boys in the gymna- 
sium and in their various field drills was excellent, showing that careful 
attention had been paid to the physical development of the boys, as well as 
to the training of their minds. 

An interesting incident occurred in connection with our Alpha Zeta 
f\ Hope Exhibition this spring, which was held on Thursday, May 30. 
Bliijhlcd. About half past nine o'clock on the evening of Wednesday, the 

29th, one of our Alpha Zeta boys spied a faint glimmering light up 
in Chapel Hall. Tliinking this somewhat singular, he proceeded to inves- 
tigate. Cautiously approaching and finding the outer door unlocked, he 
noiselessly entered and proceeded up the stairs to one of the stage wings, 
through which he saw the feeble light still glimmering. Creeping along on 
the floor little by little, he gained a point from which he could view the 
entire room from behind the Faculty cliairs on the rostrum. There in the 
semi -light he perceived four "jolly Sigs'' busily engaged in substituting 
water for oil in the chandeliers. Our hero calmly watched them for a 
while, until certain as to the identity of each, and then noiselessly with- 
drew without being discovered. Later that night the Alpha Zeta boys 
repaired to Chapel Hall and replaced oil in tiie chandeliers. Thursday 
evening, when the exercises commenced, quite a number of unusually jolly 
Sigma Phians sat back in the alcove, eagerly waiting the consummation of 
their coup, but they began to evince a certain uneasiness as "the band 
played on" and no sensational developments occurred, and ere long their 
jollity had somehow all died out. The truth was only too clear. A 
courteous note from Sigma Phi soon afterward, censuring the action of her 
members who were engaged in this disgraceful affair, adjusted the matter 
satisfactorily to the majority of our members. 

We give below the program of thr Annual Exhibition of May 30, 1889: 


Invocation, -.-.-- prof. D. G. Ray 

Instrumental Solo, "Dying Poet," [(iottsc/ialk) - Miss Adelia Randall 
Oration, "Despotism and Democracy," - - W. J. Beaven 

Recitation, "Shamus O'Brian," - - Miss Manning Mayfield 

< Thompson 
Instrumental Trio, "Give Me my Own Native Isle," - \ Reynolds 

f Nolte 
Debate, Qi^iestion; '•A'cso/r'ed, That the Complications Arising from the 

Presence of the Negro in the United States are Greater than 

they were Thirty Years Ago " 

Affirmative, J J. Roach. Negative, J T. Brown 
Vocal Solo, "The Merry Zingarra," (Balfe) - Miss Pearl Hewitt 

Recitation, "The Blacksmith's Story," - - Will Nolte 

Alpha Zeta Journal, Vol. IX., No. 30, - Miss Nellie Scott 

Vocal Quartet, "Over the Waters," - - - Arion Quartet 

The next fall a number of improvements were made upon our Hall. Mrs. 
Dora Grant presented the Society witli l^eautiful rostrum drapery, and 
"Aunt Mary" Bulkley donated the tine portrait of Dr. Bulkley which now 
adorns the wall. The Society lamps were sold and several large brass 
lamps purchased. 

Tlie Alpha Zeta "President's Reception" was held at the home of 
our good friend, Miss Anna Clinton. 

On December 13, 1889, occurred the death of Prof. Wash- 

Dcatb of ington Leverett, LL. D., within but a few days of his 84th 

Dr. Lcvcrdl. birthday. Dr. Leverett's entire life, from young manhood, 

was devoted to the service and upbuilding of Shurtleff, his 

official connection with the institution being mucli more extended than that 

of any other man. So modest, lovable and philanthropic was he that even 

in his old age liis companionship was delightful. 

On April 4, 1890, we were deligiited to hear a few earnest words 
of cheer and advice from our old-time member, Rev. J. M. Titterington, who 
joined Alpha Zeta in 1866. 

Hon. Smiley N. Chambers, then of Vincennes, hidiana, delivered 
tlie Annual Address before the Literary Societies. 


In llu' rally OO's \hv "I A'liii-a -1 land Sorii-ty,'' compnsrd of 
l.cnil-t1-Ht1lul tlK' ladies of Upper Alton who were deeply interested in Sliurt- 
SociclV- leff's welfare, put the Dormitory into better shape than it 
had been before, overseeinjj extensive cleanin^:, paintin*!, 
papering and plastering;. And not lonji afterward, through their kind and 
persistent efforts, steam heat and electric lights were introduced throughout. 
About this time there were a numbL'r of interesting little tricks per- 
r petrated by the students, among which might be mentioned the 
"Annex Menagerie" affair; tilling the Cottage yard with cats 
secured from \'arious portions of the town; the placariied lamp- post, the 
pear episode and its echo at the dropping of the Ciass-Uay ban- 
ner. The various little happenings, while some were undoubtedly 
malicious and caused bitter feeling and interesting Review editorials at the 
time, were in the main diwrting and calculated to make oases in lifi-'s 
sun -parched desert. 

Our opening program, of Sept. 19, 1890, was as follows: 


Valedictory Address, .... Pres. J. J. Roach 


Recitation, "Kit Carson's Ride, " - - - Sikyl Swain 

Declamation, "The Blacksmith's Story," - - F. W. Noltk 


Alpha Zeta Journal, .... Bkktha M. Rush 


Declamation, "Medley," - - - - A. G. Mizeli. 

Recitation, "A Kiss Deferred," - - Anna B. Strait 

Oration, "The Educational Demand of our Nation," J. H. Coulter 


Debate, "A'csoli'cd, That it is the Duty of Civilized Nations to Colonize 
and Govern those Countries Inhabited by Barbarous Races " 

Affirmative, W. H. Fuller. Negative. W. J. Beaven 

L)uring these last few years Alpha Zeta has, as usual, enjoyed 
n)lisic excellent music at her ordinary programs and Exhibitions. The 
Su'CCl. Orchestra, "A. Z. Troubadours," and the "Angelic Quartet'' 
flourished in the days of Will Nolte, Marshall Weir, John Coulter, 
Mizeli, Chas. Jones, Geo. Coghill, Needles and Angelf; while many of the 
girls — Misses Cook, Mayfield, Swain, the Conn's and others — were excel- 
lent pianists and vocalists, and right merrily did the inspiring okl College 


songs ring out. The "guitar songs'' of John H. Coulter, ahas "Pet," fur- 
nished a deUghtful feature of our programs, receptions, etc., during the 
early '90s. The W. M. A. banjo-club occasionally treated us to jolly airs. 
One of our Alpha Zeta Quartets of this period gained quite a reputation in 
Central and Southern Illinois, where they "toured" from time to time, as a 
pleasant diversion. We give herewitli one of their programs, which was 

rendered at Virden, ill: 

Darkies' Patrol, ..... l.aiising 

Banjos and Guitars. 
Cornet Solo, "Sweetest Flower Waltz," . . Cox 

Chas. Jones. 
"Peabody's Masterpiece," .... Peabody 

Adolph Mizell. 
Paragon March, ..... Foden 

Mandolins and Guitars. 
Violin Solo, "II Trovatore, ' . . Singelee 

M. W. Weir, Jr. 
Guitar and Song, ..... Selected 

J. H. Coulter. 

"Evening Schottische," .... Albert 

Banjos and Guitars. 


"College Oil Cans," ..... McGidre 
J. H. Coulter. 

Guitar Duet, ...... Selected 

Messrs. Mizell and Coulter. 
Cornet and Violin, "The Lost Chord," . . Emerson 

Messrs. Jones and Weir. 
"Grimes on Perseverance," .... Grimes 

Adolph Mizell. 
"Merry Travelers' Quickstep," . . . Albrecht 

Banjos and Guitars. 
Cornet Duet, "Water Lily," .... I'homas 

Messrs. Jones and Mizell. 
Banjo and Song, ..... Selected 

J. H. Coulter. 
"Medley Waltz," ..... Weir 

Mandolins and Guitars. 
(Miss Leila Cook, Accompanist.) 

In tlie fall of 1890 Pierson Gymnasium sprang into existence, the 
$1000 from the generous hand of David Pierson, Esq., of Carrollton, 111., 
having been the successful starter. 


On L)fL. 5, the use <•! tin- f^all was i,'iaiitrd tor the Freshman 

Pou'cr of banguet. One of the somewliat pecuhar cust<tms of this lime 

Precedent, was for the Sophomores to present tlie Freshmt.'ii with some Hve 

animal on the occasion of the Hresli t.xhibitinii in Noveiiilx-r, 

and for several years tlie Freslimen were greeted with really fair- sized 

audiences, every one bein^ ea^er for the novel sight of two stalwart Sophs 

carrying in before the audience a sheep, pig or calf — perhaps voicing its 

opinion of the custom or struggling to gain its freedom! The scheme was 

conceived for the purpose of perpetrating a brilliant sell on the Freshmen, 

but the latter, supposing that something was expected of them, banqueted 

the Sophs upon the first occasion of this sort, and the precedent thus estab- 

lisiied was followed for a number of years, the crafty Sophomores securing 

in this way, at slight expense, a mucii appreciated free lunch. 

Early in February, 1891, occurred the sad and tragic death 

Death of of Prof. Geo. B. Dodge, Treasurer of the College. He was a 

Prof. thoroughly manly man, and nobly deserved and held the hearty 

Dodije. respect and love of all who knew him. For over twenty years 

he was officially connected with the Institution as Professor, 

Trustee and Treasurer. When death snatched him from us the mourning 

was universal and genuine. The Society sent his bereaved family a letter 

of condolence and also a large floral design representing "the Gates Ajar." 

On Tuesday, March 3, a social and reception was held at the Society 

Hall in honor of our old members. Prof, and Mrs. Edgar B. Roach, who had 

just returned to America for a year's recuperation after arduous toil on the 

mission field in Burma. 

Among the questions discussed by our debaters we notice the follow- 
ing: ''Resolved, That the Italian Government lias just cause to demand 
reparation in the late affair of the Mafia,'' and ''Resolved. That the prolon- 
gation of the recent Senatorial contest in Illinois was justifiable." Bea\en 
extemporizes on one occasion upon "Shurtleff and the new $50,000 Endow- 

The Annual River Excursion of Alpha Zeta was a feature 

/Innual of the closing days of College— as it is to-day. The '"Spread 

River Eagle" or some other boat was chartered, and merr\' were the 

txcursion. rides up and down the great Mississippi. These excursions 

were most frequently on moonlight nights, though occasionally 

all-day affairs. Sitting out on the deck of the ri\er palace in the soft, sweet 


twilight of a spring day that is ahnost summer, engaged in soul -inspiring 
conversation with one of Alpha Zeta's fairest, while melodious, soothing 
strains come from the cabin and the fresh, cool breeze kisses your brow; 
watching the big golden moon rise slowly above the horizon 'til she sheds 
afar her peaceful light; partaking of ambrosial viands at the heavenly hour 
of 12 m.n.; steaming homeward down the bosom of the big river, while all 
are jollier than ever and the banks and bluffs echo and re-echo the glorious 
old college songs; walking up to "Pietown" in the wee small hours of morning 
— all this and more makes the Annual River Excursion an occasion of keen 
and wholesome pleasure. Could tlie Alpha Zetan be found, who, having 
even once enjoyed an excursion like this, does not feel again the answering 
heart thrill! 

The following program was rendered at the Exhibition of May, 1891: 


Music (rt), "Boccaccio March," ..... 
(l>), Overture, "The Comrades," . fiozvman 

Alpha Zeta Orchestra. 
Oration, .... "The Statesman in History" 

John Coulter. 
Recitation, . . . Selection from "Evangeline" 

SiBVL Swain. 
Cornet Solo, Waltz, "Sounds from the Heart," rocfhc 

W. H. Fuller. 
Debate, " Rcsol'i'cd, That Resort to Mob Violence for the Punish- 
ment of Crime is Sometimes Justifiable." 
Affirmative, W. J. Beaven. Negative, W. H. Harriss. 

Declamation, . . . "The Old Actor's Story" 

F. M. Frush. 
Vocal Solo, "Galop Rondo," .... Giimbert 

Miss Sophie Weir. 
Alpha Zeta Journal, . . Vol. XL, No 31 

Miss Nellie Scott. 
Recitation, .... "Going Somewhere" 

Miss Leila Cook. 

Guitar and Song, ..... Select 

John Coulter. 

The Annual Address before the Societies at the Commencement of 
1891 was delivered by Dr. Wm. Lawrence, pastor of the Second Baptist 
church, of Chicago, his subject being "Charles Kingsley." 


REV. JUSTUS BUI-KLEV. D.l)., 1,1. .1) 
Horn /.cicfsUr, X. )., July 

Crtuiiiati-il from S/inrtliff' Ci'/Zfi,-,-. C/<iss <'/' VT • 
h'tc-iW,/ ,/,g-rii- of A.M. from Shiitttcjf. iSjo: 
Principal Shtirtti-ff Pn-f'ariitory l\-f>iirtiiii-tit. lS.f--.fQ 
Proffssor of Matlteiiiatics at SliurtUff. /Sj_j-sj : 
Professor of Chiirih History mui Polity at SInirtliff, 

1S65 to date: 
Acting-Prcsi,tfnt of ShurtU-fT. iSjo-^j: 
Dcgref of D.l^. from Cliitago l')ii7'rrsity. /S'yj. 
Degree of Li., n. from SliHrtleJf. I Soy. 



of Shiirllcfr CcllCi^c 


( ^'Auut Mary" ) 
/torn ill Halifax Co., la., .lu^' ib, /Sj/. 



WlitMi tlu' Alplia Zctaiis nturiuJ in llu' tall of '<)! tlit-y Inuiui tlu' Hall 
beautifully itMioNatcd, and a Lordial vote of thanks was tenLk-ied Misses 
Mayfleld and Swain, who had had charge of tliis work. The Alpha Zeta 
President's Reception was iield this fall at the home of tlu- Maslields — now 
the residence of President de Blois. 

l])isturbances in the hallways during the usual Frida\' e\en- 
"Dc Pou'Cr uv in^ meetings of the Societies, had a^ain become \ery fre- 
dc l.ail'." quent, aiui the xarious efforts' made to remedy the evil were 
at length successful. Mr. Hiram Cornelius was particularly 
active in this direction, instituting several "lawsuits" against the offenders 
and at length bringing the matter to a satisfactory adjustment, for the time 

On Tuesday, January 20, 1892, Dr. Chas. C. Hall, of the Class of 
'86, one of Alpha Zeta's brightest and most promising members of recent 
years, died at his father's home near Virden, 111. Less than a year 
previously he had graduated from Rush Medical, taking the valedictory in a 
class of 170. He had been converted while attending Shurtleff, and was 
greatly respected. Miss Rita Webster read before the Society a memorial 
of Dr. Hall, and a floral tribute, accompanying our resolutions of sympathy, 
was sent to liis parents. 

On the 30th of January, that noble, sweet-souled man, 

Death of Orlando L. Castle, LL. D., died. He had been a Professor 

Dr. 0. L. Cnstlc. in Shurtleff College for almost 39 years; a man of rare 

scholarship, admirable literary taste, e.xceedingly modest. 

thoughtful, earnest and conscientious. He was one whose mind dwelt on 

the beautiful and the good. He took a far deeper interest in the youths he 

taught than they themselves knew, and he kept trace of and carefulK- 

watched their later careers. 

The spring of '92 marks the passing of the old sto\'e and the 
'TricilV. placing of electric lights in the Hall of Alpha Zeta. The \illage 
had for some time previously enjoyed the metropolitan splendor of 
a dozen or more arc lights at the principal corners, and when incandescent 
lamps began to be used in the houses of the village our Society proceeded to 
purchase several new electric chandeliers and made arrangements with the 
Illuminating Company for a number of these lamps. 

I Sucli as diiiiipin^ Imrkets of coal on the crnwil (loiii the foiii th-stoiy wiiulows. 


In March, Miss Anna Strait,' a former member possessing considerable 
ability as an artist, presented the Society with a large and handsome 
oil painting of Niagara Falls. it is very realistic, and in its elegant frame 
now occupies a position of prominence at the back of the rostrum. 

The program of the Alpha Zeta Exhibition of May 6, 1892, was as 


Piano Solo, .... Prof. W. D Armstrong 

Declamation, .... Ralph W Hobbs 

Recitation, ..... Miss Grace Enos 

Oration, . . . . . . W. J. Beaven 

Music, . SiiuRTLEFF College Quartet 

Alpha Zeta Journal, . . . . E. C. Angell 

Recitation, . . . , . Miss Tamar Scott 

Vocal Duet, . . Misses Alice and Josephine Holt 

Oration, .... Miss Mary Merriam 

Declamation, . . . .CM. CiiLsoN 

Cornet and Violin Duet, Chas. Jones and M. W. Weir, Jr. 

Late in January, 1893, the entire vicinity of the Altons, and in 

Ulnnn facttlie whole State, was appalled at the frightful holocaust which 

Horror, occurred at Wan n,^ a little railroad crossing about three miles 

from Upper Alton. One Saturday morning a train on the C. C. 

C. & St. L. railroad was derailed at this point and the cars badly smashed. 

Upon learning the news, a number of Shurtleff boys went down to look at 

the wreck. A very large crowd had assembled, and as they stood viewing 

the scene of destruction the fire from the engine was communicated to the 

cars, and soon all was ablaze. A lot of tank-cars filled with oil stood near 

and all at once the one nearest to the conflagration exploded, filling the air 

with the burning fluid which as it fell to earth wrought terrible havoc among 

the crowd. Several of the students were marred for life, and Hiram 

Cornelius was killed outright, his body being charred almost beyond 

recognition. The students drew up the following resolutions at this time: 

1 Now Mrs. Fred Rail. 

2 Now East Alton. 


WnKREAs, It has pleased the All-Wise God our F"ather, by a sad and mysterious I'rovi- 
dence, to call suddenly from our midst our lamented fellow-student and your beloved son 
and brother, Hiram Cornelius ; and, 

Whkrkas, We know the unfeigned faith in Christ which ruled in his life and con(]uered 
in his death ; therefore be it 

A'fso/7-e-(/. That we, the students of Shurtleff College, extend to you, the bereaved 
parents and kin of the deceased, our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy, liut while we 
mingle with yours our sorrow, we yet rejoice with you because we "sorrow not as those who 
have no hope." 

By order of students in session January ^i, iJ^g.s 

W.M H. Fuller, 
Llicik E. Smith, 
A R, Palmkr, ('intiniitlif. 

The spring of 1893 was tlie OLOiision ot a littlt* episodt- in whicli 

?rcc(?) ice cream, Fieshies, Soplis, others, squealers, and "the deadly 

Ice postoftlce key'' tiyured very conspicuouslw The Freshimn, it 

Cream, seems, held a banquet one niiiht at the hospitable home ot Prof. 

Kay. ice cream was booked on the menu, but the Sophomores 

desired that ice cream, "and desired it niitzhty badly." Result: a foik-d 

attempt to secure the cream, a broken imse or two, and several black eyes. 

On May 5, we were favored with a liood speech by our old friend 

Mclntvre, (.f the Class of 1S8S. 

These earlier 9U's were the xiuorous days of Chapman, Bea\en, Coul- 
ter, Gillham, Frush, the Gilsons, Fuller, Mizell, Harriss, Tilton, Hobbs, 
Helmkamp, Duke, Osborn and Marsh. Prominent anions our youn^ 
ladies were Misses Wempen, Miller, Hnos, Hutled^e, ttherin^ton. Coulter. 
Frost, Hartford, McCormick, tl e Scott ^i'l^. flit Carrs and the Hardwicks. 
A novel feature of our programs was an occasional "club solo" by 
**Club Mr. A. A. Wageley, one of our members, who was Instructor in 
Solos." Gymnastics at Shurtleff. He was e-xceedingly clever with the 
Indian clubs, and when these solos were given the lights were 
turned off and Mr. WageU-y appeared with a pair of clubs specially prepared 
as torches, and the evolutions made a very pretty sight. 

On February 6, 1894, Miss Emma Pace left <uir midst and went up 
to meet God. Her life was a beautiful one, and lu r presence was a bless- 
ing in the Hall of Alpha Zeta. 

A mimeograph was purchased about this time, and most of our ordinarx' 
Society programs have since been printed on this machine, the "Printing 


Committee" being one of our to-date institutions. Previously, we used 
printed programs to some extent. 

In February of this year the cork of Society teeling popped out, 
$nii)$h! and a glorious representative from eitlier side of the fence of Society 
distinction engaged in — did we say mortal (.'') combat. "Did you 
see me get the better of him'' was written in black and blue all over the 
faces of our two heroes next morning. This little scrap was perhaps super- 
induced by the defamatory posters scattered over our town a short time 
previously by some of our contemporaries. These posters were aimed 
directly at the reputation of one of our members, and were decidedly rank in 
their insulting wording, etc. Society spirit boiled at the time, and we almost 
regret that some of the red-hot utterances of our members could not 
have been handed down verbatim to posterity. The communications and 
interviews between committees followed each other in very rapid succes- 
sion for awhile, but at length the affair "blew over." 

Coxey's army and Parkhurst's slumming methods furnish food for the 
debater this spring. 

The Exhibition occurred on April 27 , Mr. A. G. Mizcll presiding. 

p R O (i RAM. 


Vocal Solo, "Say Not So," . (.histaldon 

Miss PImma Finke 
Original Poem, "The Night Watchman's Story" 

Ralph W. Hobbs. 
Recitation, . "New Year's Day at Willard's" 

\A\.\ COI'I.TER 

Oration, ..... "Toucli" 

Wm. H. Fuller. 
Piano Solo, Rondo, Op i6, .... I'/iopiii 

Miss ViETH. 
Declamation, "The College Oil-Can" 

Frank M. Frush. 
Alpha Zeta Journal, Vol. XIV , No. 2 

Howard C. Tilton 
Vocal Solo, "Angel's Serenade," /->faj/-a 

Mrs. J. B. True 
Recitation, . . "The Story of Some Bells" 

Rose Miller. 
Declamation, . . "A Superior Argument" 

Geo. H. Helmkamp. 
Piano Solo, Minuet, . /\tdfr(-cL'ski 

Miss ViETH. 


On TiksJax'. Juiu- S, LJi. C. A. Hoblis, ol 1 J(.l;i\an, Wis., lectiirtal 
bftorf tlif Literary Socifties. 

riu' tali (il 1X04 mariss tlii' bf^inniiiii ot {\\v Prt-sick-ikv ul 

Dr. dc Blois Ur. de Blois, uiult-r wliosi- able .miidance Sliurtleff has been 

Becomes steadily advaiuiii^ to tlie Iroiit. Of magnificent enthusiasm, 

President of noble, teiukr heart, and magnetic attractiveness, our youn^ 

Shurllcl'f. President has ahtad\' won a splendid reputation in the West, 

and Shurtleft reali/t.-s that she has been wry hiyiil\' faxori-il 

in securing such a man to tiuide iier pi-ogrt-ss. 

Dr. A. W. Claxon, one of our old members, fa\dri\l us with a spt-ech 
on the evening of Sept. 2S. . . . An instrumental solo by a music-bo.\ 
is a novelty introduced at one nieetinii. 

On Thanksgiving Day, 1894. a little Reunion of our Chicago members 
was held in that city. Miss hlla H. Morse ga\e a reception in honor of 
Miss Sara N. W_\'cl<off, of Bloomin.i^iton, and quite a number of i»ther Alpha 
Zetans were also in\iteLl. It was unanimously \(ited a success and a 
\'ery enjoyable occasion. 

On Januar\- 18, 1895, llie Societ\' is faxori-d with a speech b\- Dr. 
de Blois, whose- kindl\- interest and helpful council has briii much appre- 

Our honored and belo\ed Dr. Fairman passed awa\' on the 14th da\' 
of February, 1895. He was a man of exalted scholarship. His life was a 
magnificent monument of unselfish devotion to God's will, and the strength 
and purity of his character lives to-day in hundreds of li\es. 

At the regular meeting of April 5, we enjo\'ed a speech from A. Ci. 
Mizell, Class of '94, "one of the finest." Man\ \ery interesting memories 
cluster about this man's personality, and we look lovingly back to the days 
when he and Harriss roomed together on the third floor, and kindred 
spirits were wont to gather there and hold coiuerse c-dif\'ing. 

The beginning and the close of the college- year are the times when 
we are most frequently favored with visits from our old members, and 
in the fall of '95 we are gratified to hear from Maj. H. L. Field, who joined 
us in 1851. Dr. A. M. Harrison, Class of '91, and W. J. Beaven, Class of 
'94, are representatives of recent years wiio give us good talks. 


This fall our present piano was purchased, through the vigorous efforts 
of H. C. Tilton and others. 

On Oct. 11 we were treated to speeches from Dr. R. Gibson, of tliis 
town, and Solomon Draper, Hsq.. of Niobrara, Nebraska — both of whom were 
Alpha Zetans in the busy time following the Civil War. Dr. E. A. Stone, 
of the same period, gave us a speech in February, 1896. 

Si)mething rather unique is the "extemporaneous program" of 
Extern. this latest peri(»d of our history. The entire program is gotten up 
Program, on the spur of the moment, and the novelty of the thing makes 
it rare sport. The extempore program of March 13, 1896, 
included a debate, two recitations, two declamations, speech, original 
story and JOURNAL, to say nothing of three instrumental solos and one vocal 
solo. The musicians, reciters and declaimers of course drew upon their 
repertoires for their parts, but the rest was "special for the occasion," and 
a rich treat we had! The extem. program fad is still a feature of our 
Society life. 

The library was carefully looked over at this time by a special commit- 
tee, and a quantity of books sold which seemed to be jf no value to 
the Society. The books in the library were then carefully rearranged by 
another committee. 

We were sorry to bid farewell in April to our faithful, earnest, warm- 
hearted Geo. Helmkamp. His healtii had failed somewhat, and he was off 
for California to recuperate. It is a real pleasure to know that he was suc- 
cessful in regaining health. 

At our meeting of May 8, Dr. de Blois rendered for our benefit a poem 
which he composed while a student in College. It was highly enjoyed. 

The Exhibition of May 22, 1896, was in accordance with the following 


Oration, . "The Young Man of To-Morrow" 

T. Harley Marsh. 

T ^ . 1 c 1 M«) Valse Rhapsodie, . Xevin 

Instrumental Solo, - ,,, t^-^ j j o. i /> • 

( (0) Etude de Style, . . Ravina 

Miss Constance Mills. 

Alpha Zeta Journal, . Vol. XVI., No. 28 

Miss Edith Mills. 
Violin Solo, "Cradle Song," .... Simon 

James B. True, Jr. 


T-, J- \ Ut) "Farmer blel)bins at Football, 
Reading, -.,,,,,- . , ,,. •, . .. 

^ t in) Kentucky Philosophy, 

Miss Mmda McCormuk 

Oration, . . "The Scholar in Politics 

J () GlTHRIK. 

Vocal Solo, .... Selected 

Mrs. Jamks H. Trie 

Reading, "riie Chariot Race" 

AiDRKV A, Toni). 

Immediately after the pioj^rani an inlnrmal reception was liclJ in tlu- 
Society Hall, stirring speeches being made by Harriss, Fiusii, Tilton and 
Professors Chipman and Smith. 

Just prior to the opening of the college-year 1896-97 the Hall was 
very nicely fixed up b\- a faithful committee. New window-shades, an 
elegant president's stand and chair, and a very handsome picture — a large 
marine view donated by Mrs. H. E. Mills — were among the improvements 
and decorations this fall. The ladies of the village were tendered a \'ote of 
thanks by the Society for their kind assistance and liberal donations. 

The Alpha Zeta President's Reception was held at the 
H. '/.. Prcsidcnl's home of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Mills, whom we have e\er 

Reception counted among our most faithful friends and helpers. It 

at Ibe would be very difticultto express the gratitude and fraternal 

n)ilU Heme. love which Alpha Zeta, past and present, feels toward this 

family. Always ready to do us a faxor, alwa\\s true as 

steel, the loss from our midst of Mr. and Mrs. Mills and their beautiful 

daughters left an aching void. This reception was the last occasion on 

which our Society had the delight of a \isit to the Mills home, for soon 

afterward the family moved to Southern California on account ot .\\r. Mills' 

health, which is now quite robust again. 

The Constitution and By-Laws underwent their last rexisioii at this 
time, and a while later 500 copies were printeil in pocket form, as revised. 
This revision, however, involved but few radical changes. 

The regular program for Friday, (October 2, was deferred until the 
next evening on account of the absence of a number ot tlu' participants at 
the Intercollegiate Oratorical and Athletic Meet in Bloomington. . . On Nov. 
6, an interesting general debate was conducted; subject, "Ri'solvtui, That 
the Election of McKinley was a Triumph of Plutocracy over l)t inocracy." 

On April 30, Alpha Zeta was pleased and edified by a splendid speech 
from our old friend, Walter H. Harriss, of the Class of '96. 

The artistic designs of Mr. T. H. Marsh have for several years 
been seen on our programs, and a great deal of credit is certainly due him, 
— and also Chairman Wyllie, of the Printing Committee to-day, — for their 
careful, neat work, and tasteful, catchy designs upon the Society programs. 

One of the waves of the whirling eddy of the glorious Seventieth Com- 
mencement was our Alpha Zeta Banquet, at which quite a number of 
our old hustlers of years gone by expressed in apt and witty strain their 
allegiance to the Grand Old Literary Society of the West, and their delight 
in being able to meet with her present members on such an auspicious 

At the beginning of this last college-year our Hall was re-fitted 

Hali in fine style, a magnificent new Brussels carpet, new chairs with 

Clccjontlv the A. Z. monogram beautifully wrought in the backs, new cur- 

?il(cd up. tains and stage drapery all contributing toward making our 

weekly meeting-place more handsome and elegant than ever 

before. This task was a very great one, and we are indebted almost 

entirely to "Aunt Mary" Bulkley for its successful consummation. We can 

never repay the debt of gratitude we owe Dr. Bulkley and Aunt Mary. 

Tlieir lives have greatly blessed ours, and their memories will be sweet 

in Alpha Zeta long after they have passed to their reward. 

In February fine photograph portraits of Dr. de Blois, Dr. Ken- 

Bcautihil drick and Prof. W. D. Armstrong were unveiled by Misses 

Portraits Florence Wells and Alyce Swisher, dressed in pure white. 

Unveiled. Appropriate speeches were then made by Mr. T. H. Marsh and 

others, Dr. Bulkley at length responding in a happy vein to the 

hearty calls of our members. Not long afterward, a beautiful portrait of our 

dear "Aunt Mary" was formally presented to the Society, in a splendid speech 

by Mr. T. H. Marsh. Our Hall is more than beautified — it is glorified — by 

the speaking likenesses of so many of the noble and true. Their faces 

look upon us in benediction, and furnish us true inspiration to seek only the 

best and the highest. As we gather here from time to time we are 

not unmindful of God's goodness in giving us so many blessings. 









Tlif increased interest in ati)letics whicli Sluirliett has developed 
during these last tew years is t(i(» well Untiwn to require more tlian passing 
mention in tiiis sketch. Our maiiniticent tootbaU team is seldom defeated, 
while in track and field work tlu- Shurtleff men are pushing steadil\' to 
the front in the State hitercollegiate Athletic records. The enthusiasm 
in this important department of collejie work is rapidly grow'injz, and the 
value of a well-rounded manhood — trained body, mind and spirit— is now 
universally recognized, and such training sought. 

On November 5, we were favored with speeches by several old mem- 
bers — Miss Nellie Scott, of the Class of '94, Mr. Joe Darrow, Miss Annie 

Goodwin and Marshall W. Weir, Jr A "sweet potato" (ocarina) 

quartet — Messrs. Wyllie, Wood, James and Henry — was a very pleasing 
novelty at the regular meeting of November 12. Two encores. 

In the latter part of January, Mr. Wiseman, the Alton photographer, 
came up and took the annual photograph of the Society, an excellent picture 
of the group being secured. A "post-graduates' program" was held on 
March 11. An entertainment occurred April 11, in which a farce and hoop 
drill figured. Following is the program: 

Waliz. Caprice, A'. 'If h'oriii 

W 1) AkMSI K()N(.. 

■The Bird that (",ime in Spring, " Julius licindht 

Miss Kdna Dokki rv. 

"The Revel of the X;ii;ids, " ..... 

.Misses Ethkl Huitt. Ai.yce Swishek, Edna Conn. Leu.a 

Clark, Marie Wood, Minnie Wells, Florence 

Wells, Sallik Hakduk k, Mary Dknmson. 

"Spring Tide," lUchcr 

Mrs. M. VON Hinzer. 

,,. ,. ^,,,. . \ (a\ Berceuse, . /'. Ihiiti 

v lolin ObligHti), ■. , , c A /'./.,. 

*' / (/») Serenade, .... hoiDi 

Capt. L. WvMAN. 

Mis. OndeRo Jones, Miss Fl. oka Tiltun 

Miss Sierra Beiigaliiie. Iiei niece, Mi^s Lily Coultkh 

Lady Guineverre Llandpooie. Miss Maida MiCukmk k 

ICdward Ralston, » (Inleresled in a ( Lkonakd Tkksi 

Clianncy Osielliorpe, i Gold Mine) t' Bahnkt r Wvm.ik 

Between the .\cts the following will be given 
"Tannhauser," . . I utif^r 

Miss Bkssik Dokkm V 

"Two Grenadiers," A' Si It it nut nil 

Major \()N BiNZKK 


And this is the spring of '98. The campus is carpeted afresh 
To DdU. with an emerald matting. Tlie trees are draped witli siiimmer- 

ing robes of rich and glossy green. Flowers bloom in the parterre 
and birds sing everywhere. Tennis balls speed across the nets. Youths 
and maidens stroll up and down the shaded paths, or enjoy a tete-a- 
tete upon the Cottage steps or the iron benches scattered over the campus. 
No spot is safe from the unerring aim of the kodak fiend. From aflag-staff 
in front of the Gym floats Old Glory, and from several Dormitory win- 
dows hangs the Cuban banner. Patriotism is high at Shurtleff, and Alpha 
Zeta does not lack the enthusiasm of former years. 

As the Grand Old Society moves majestically on toward the century 
mark, she cannot but continue to grow and prosper, for she is founded upon 
TRUTH. Our hope and prayer is that her sons and daughters may ever 
prove faithful to their trust, keeping unsullied her fair fame and matchless 
motto— "NOT TO SEEM, BUT TO BE." 


5V Witil^l^n^ poent. 

( riie follmiihig poem, in the iiietn- of " Hiauiat/ia," ivas 7-i-ad by the autlior. /.. //'. Hohhs, 
at the celebration of Shurtleff's tiwnty-first birthday. The celebration 71'as comiiicted by the 
Junior and Senior Classes.) 



"■'J'he I'oicc of the bcanliftil : the music tlial sicells from the .l-'.olicin Harp 
of Nature, zvhen sifept by the 'Breath of Pass/on/ May Aynerica be as rich iu 
poets as her California is in gold, and may their fame be propot'tionate to her 
sky-reaching moiintnins, mighty lakes, imperial plains, and iitiriTaled riTers.^^ 


Hail! Seniors, Juniors, one and all! 

Forget we here hard study's thrall, 

And thank our stars that there is knowledge 

Of something more than books in college. 

Though intellect must live on learning. 

And fuel keep the thought-fires burning, 

Yet it is good to stop awhile, 

With other things the way beguile, 

Than old Greek verbs and Latin nouns. 

And mathematics' abstract rounds. 

And intellect on this good eve 

His stony dignity must leave. 

And throw aside his monkish stole 

To lead us in the "flow of soul," 

hispired by all that fills the board 

Of plenty's tempting, luscious hoard; 

And while we're feasting 'Vow atnore" 

1 fain would tell a dreamy story. 

Which, if you will, I'll now relate 

About the dav we celebrate. 


While the li^lit in unki aiul purple 
Drifted from the fields ot sunset, 
While the shadows dim and heavy 
Stole from rejjions in the east- land, 
While the dying rays of twilight 
Fading in the waves of darkness, 
Half disclosed the dome of Shurtleff, 
Looming in the darkness skyward, 
Then methought a weird-like spirit 
From the dark and dreamy past -land. 
Came upon the breeze of evening 
As it s\va\ed the sighing oak trees, 
Swept around the massive towers 
Like the swelling waves of OLean. 
And beneath its spell of magic 
Shurtleff, looming in the darkness. 
Took a form more grand and noble. 
Than the common brick and mortar. 

Then came trooping from the past- land 
Spirits of the years departed, 
Weird -like spirits, one and twenty, 
Who had seen Young Shurtleff's entrance 
In the land of art and science, 
111 the tields of classic learning; 
Who had watched the crying infant 
hi its swaddling clothes and blankets, 
Watched its pale and sickly childhood, 
Watched its youth of pain and sorrow 
Which is always Genius' birthright; 
Seen at last its youth completed — 
Its minority accomplished. 

At the Master Goblin's bidding 
They had come to make rejoicing 
That in life it still e.xisted; 
That old Time with feet (f iron 
Had not trampled it to ashes. 


Then upon the tops of chimneys 
Which around the roof are rising, 
Perched the spirits one and twenty, 
Lil<e the smoke tliat curletli upward — 
Lil<e the soft and curHng white smoke. 
Tliere they told each one his story 
Of the history of Shurtleff. 
One told how he'd seen the prairies 
All unbroken by the plowshare. 
When the wild deer roamed in freedom, 
Untracked by the hounds and hunters. 
But when rose the log- built cabins 
And appeared the spreading cornfields, 
Thoughts of ages coming after 
Roused some noble hearts to action. 
And the germ of education. 
Taking root in soil so fertile, 
Sprang up, making Shurtleff College. 

Others told their tale of progress; 
How it grew in want and sickness. 
Often by its friends neglected, 
And by others treated badly — 
Just as every child whose parents 
Leave it to the tender mercies 
Of the charitable public. 
But in spite of pain and trouble 
it had lived and grown in stature. 
Lab'ring earnestly and truly 
In the cause of education. 

Then when all had told their story, 
From the Heaven clear and starlit, 
Floating on his wings of lightning. 
Came an angel shining star-like, 
And upon the vane alighted, 
Shining like a mighty lantern 


Ill llic Jarkness ^rowiiiu lliiiki r. 
On tiK- rod where runs the h^ihtniny 
From the lIoulI (»t stonn o'erburstiny, 
On its suniniit biiiilil .iiid !iiil<r(.l 
Placed lie with his hands of hritzhtness, 
Placed a crown of liylit and ^l<ir\-, 
Coronal ot amaranthine ; 
Crown which on the head ol martyrs 
In the days of Hid was planted, 
Now is placed on thost.' who labor, 
Martyr-Hke and self-denyin;i, 
For the common jiood of mankind. 

Then methoutiht I heard him saying, 
l.ike tile music ol the wind-harp: 
"Shurtleff! all thy days of trial, 
Days of provinj^, are accomplished. 
All thy sons in Fast and West-land, — 
Where the wild Atlantic bellows, 
Foaminji on the shore of Afric, 
Frettintj round its rock -bound islands,— 
On the cliffs which stand like sentries, 
On the b<»undaries of Columbia, 
On its ^reen and sunlit valleys, 
On the shores of rushing rivers, 
Where the sunset's gateway uolden 
Opens to the calm Pacific, — 
'Shall rise up aiui call thee blessed.' 

All tli\- children in the Northland, 
Where the mitihty lakes are heaving, 
Where the spirit of the snow-storm 
Spits upon the ground his snow-flakes, 
Where the Northern ocean thunders 
Round the dark and frozen Arctic, — 
'Shall rise up aiul call thee blessed.' 


All tliy children in the Southland, 
Where the tropics grow in redness, 
Where tlie rich banana ripens, 
Where the merry laughincr springtime, 
Sister of the birds and flowers. 
Dwells within the groves of citron, — 
'Shall rise up and call thee blessed.' 

Though thy graduates are numbered 
Faint and few, like 'angels' visits,' 
Though upon your last Commencement 
You had 'Unum sed Leonem," 
And the promise now is scanty, 
Yet the bread cast on the waters 
Shall be found in days liereafter. 

Henceforth thou shalt have Alumni 
Numbered like the frogs of Egypt; — 
As the dragon teeth which Cadmus 
Planted in the broken furrow 
Sprang up into well -trained warriors. 
Those for which thou'rt now in labor 
Shall come forth like mail-clad soldiers, 
Ready -armed, prepared for battle. 
Valiant for the good and truth's sake; — 
Men whose names by Fame's great trumpet 
Shall be told to unknown ages! 
Men who in the work of progress. 
Work divine, of human progress. 
Shall perform deeds great and wondrous; — 
Men whose deeds shall cluster round thee 
Like the his in tlie heaven. 

Though the one who now with honor 
Fills the post of highest office. 
Soon shall leave that honored station. 
Yet the one who shall succeed him 

I This refers to Dr. John B. Jackson, of the class cf '55. 


Sliall i\wi\(.' Ills tailing niantlf, 
Who will train thy wayward (.hildrfii 
In the ^reat and jriorious life -art. 

Round the Chair of Mathematics, 

Filled by 'Wash..' the friend of students,' 

There sliall pla\- the li^ht of Science; 

And the lanjiuajie, too, of Euclid — 

Lan^ua^e made of sines and angles — 

In a still increasing ratio, 

Shall be taught to all thy children. 

In the Chair of Greek and Latin, ^ 
Filled by him from land of Yankees, 
Shall be found in form embodied, 
All the learning of the classics 
Which around the blue /Egean 
Rolled in tides of wondrous music; 
Which around the mouths of Tiber 
Maro sang and Tully thundtM'ed. 

in the Chair that gives the polish 

To the not yet shining diamond. 

In the art of Elocution, 

Has been found a skillful workman"* 

With an eye sharp as an eagle's 

To detect an imperfection. 

Yet there shall to his acumen 

Still be added sharper power; 

And his hand with nicest cunning 

Soon shall fashion plastic students 

Into orators immortal ; 

Teach the hand that wields the stylus. 

How to write in prose and metre 

Words of deep and fervent soul-breath, 

1 Prof. WasliiiiRton I.everelt. 

2 Prof. Oscar Howes. 

3 Prof. Caslle. 


Which shall live and grow in freshness 
When the rust of passing ages 
Gathers on the countless cycles 
Of the dim and nameless yonder, 
Of the weird and ghost-like endless. 

Last, not least, upon the tutor, 
Most laborious, least rewarded, 
Him who takes the raw material. 
Fashions it with patient labor, — 
Takes the green boys of the country, 
And the wild ones of the city, 
Works them into College students. 
There shall beam a day more hopeful, 
When a juster estimation 
Shall be placed upon his labor." 

Dixciat : and slow uprising 
From the forked rod of lightning. 
Bade farewell to all beneath him ; 
Sailed on upward like a rocket, 
'Til he seemed a bright star moving, 
Lik-e a blazing comet flying 
In the blue and far-off ether, — 
Smaller seeming still, and smaller, 
As he coursed among the fixed stars, 
'Til at last in space 1 lost him. 

Then old Shurtleff, gazing upward. 
Gently murmured, "Farewell, angel!" 
Then the spirits on the chimneys. 
Shaking all their shivering plumage, 
Cried out, "Farewell, happy angel!" 
Then the oak-trees in the campus 
Swayed their arms all bare and naked 
In the cold and chilling night wind, 
Softly sighing, "Farewell, angel!" 


Tlu'n till' spirit nt tlu- ni^lit-wiiKi 
Swt'pt b\' witli his stt'i'Js ot darlsiit'ss, 
Witli a \'oice so ket'ti and pieiciny; 
That it ran^ thro' all tlie \v(«)d- hinds, 
Died away upon tlu' moor- lands 
Far across the State of prairies; 
Shrieked out, "Farewell, happy angel!" 
Then all iiitn darkness \'anished. 

Z. W. HC^BBS. 



Cist of Ij^tc^iifi^nt^ 


IVlpl^a Setn Sociij;ttT crC SiTurtUCt ®Mii^^it. 

The names are in order of election, duplicates omitted. The year after each 
name denotes year of joining, and refers to General Roster. 

1843-44 (Lyceum.) 
^Robert S. Greene, '43. 

''^William Cunnin.Liliam. '43. 

1844-45 (Lyceum.) 
Charles N. West, '43. 

Justus Bulkley, '43. 

*Joshua S. Peers, '44. 

^Taul Wright, '44. 

*Benjamin Taylor, '43. 

Benjamin S. Freeman, '44. 

1845-46 (Lyceum.) 
^William G. Taylor, '43. 

Samuel M. Brown, '45. 

*Samuel S. Gilbert, '43. 

*John Shannon, '45. 

^^William A. Simmerwell, '44. 

1846-47 (Philomathean.) 
*Henry S. Spaulding, '45. 

*John Trible, '44. 

*Sylvester C. Wood, '45. 

Jesse G. W. Palmer, '45. 


1847-48 (Philomathean.) 

Da\id r.. Brooks, '47. 

'•■(Jrlaiuio J. SliiTiiKiii, '47. 

Spencer G. Russell, '47. 

'^Georpe 1. Newell, '47. 

Orson L. Barler, '47. 

^William 1..^i-rs. '47. 


John B. Jackson, '49. 

*Jolin H. Moore, '49. 

^'-Matthew Griffin, '49. 

^■Uolin W. Kneeland, '49. 

'•'Benjamin Mason, '49. 

'i=James K. Kay, '49. 

Horace J. Loomis, '49. 

James W. Leverett, '50. 

*George 1. Foster, '49. 

Calvin A. Pease, '50. 

'■^Geor^ie A. Pease, '50. 

George W. S. Bell, '50. 

Charles M. Kay, '47. 

Leonard Adams. '51. 

Ebenezer Marsh, Jr., '51. 

Henry L. Field, '51. 

*John G. Potts, '50. 

William M. Potts, '51. 

Samufl Bishop, '50. 


Nathaniel Wilson, '52. 

Joseph C. Maple, '52. 



*Zaccheus W. Hobbs, '53. 

*Henry W. Bowers, '53. 

^William Randolph, Jr., '52. 

*Truman S. Lowe, '52. 

*James H. McGuire, '54. 


*George B, Dodge, '52. 

*George P. Guild, '53. 

*Ebenezer Rodgers, Jr., '53. 

*John P. Lawton, '53. 

Thomas M. Long, '53. 

Peter H. Steenstra, '56. 

*Moses M. Randolph, '54. 

John H. Mize, '52. 

John W. Amiss, '56. 

W. D. H. Noyes, '56. 


*Thomas W. Greene, '54. 

John W. Terry, '56. 

John H. Woods, '58. 


Alexander J. Delano, '56. 

*E. C. M. Burnham, '56. 

*John Sawyer, '54. 


^Thomas S. Mize, '58. 

John E. Vertrees, '60. 

^Restores C. Smalley, '59. 


*John P. Wren, '48. 

Henry H. Beach, '61. 

*Chauncey E. Bristol, '61. 



William H. Strdmaii. '61. 

Albert M. Ba.oii, 'f).v 


Addison B. Tomliiison. 'OS. 

Caloway Nash, '63. 


John H. Loomis, '6S. 

Addison L. Cole, '61. 

Riollay F. Gray, '6U. 


Charles A. Hobbs, '60. 

John M. Titlerin^ton. '66. 

Smiley N. Chambers, '66. 

Thomas J. Keith, '65. 

Albert Oo[le, '66. 

Daniel H. Drake, '64. 

Henry H. .Wills, '63. 

Joini F. Howard, '66. 

Irenaeus D. Foulon, '64. 

Robert J. Mitchell, '62. 


*William l)e Bolt, '6S. 

Henry W. Brayton, '65. 

James C. Foley, '6<). 

Theodore C. Coffey, '67. 

Charles B. Roberts, '68. 

=M(ihn B. En.iilish, '66. 

Sarah H. Bulkley, '70. 

Soliimon Draper, '66. 

*Hasseltine L. Read, '70. 

William S. Roberts, '71. 

John W. Primm, 6S. 

Samuel D. Badger, 'r.S. 



*James T. Covel, '68. 

Lemuel J. Hancock, '68. 

Edwin S. Howell, '69. 

John W. Rennick, '72. 

George C. Peck, '71. 

Robert T. Stillwell, '70. 

Elijah T. Cassel, '69. 

^Lindsay English, '70. 


Miles J. Huffman, '71. 

*Elisha English, '70. 

Elisha E. Tyson, '70. 

Francis W. Parker, '71. 

William J. Crawford, '72. 


John E. Roberts, '70. 

Francis W. Parsons, '72. 

Ruth C. Mills, '71. 

Oscar E. Badger, '71. 

*Bell English, '70. 

Thomas S. Bovell, '74. 

James F. Wells, '75. 

Herbert H. Branch, '74. 

William F. Wiemers, '77. 

*John Frank Baker, '76. 


Frank I. Merchant, '75. 

Robert S. Wade, '78. 

Ellen L. Muhlemann, '74. 

Charles H. McKee, '75. 

William H. Beeby, '73. 

Otto F. Barth, '75. 


Fraiuis I). Rood, 75. 

SaiiuK'l 1). Sl.ilil, 7S. 

Jolin W. Phuf, 70. 
ZL-plumiali S. Fouloii, 77. 

Joel J. Fouloii, 77. 

Bi-rtlia W. Formisdii, 78. 
Albert J. Kendrick, 75. 

AiiiK'lla Coiiovcr, 7^). 

Fd^ar B., 7«). 

Berllia Bulklry. ^^^ ■ 
Josepli H. Bcawii, 70. 

J. Howard Mcniam, 79. 

Hcmy S. Black, 7S. 

Hollif M. Cooper, 'SO. 
Edward G. Knight, \S(). 

=i=Cliarles C. Hall, 'SI. 

J. V. Kowe. 'S2. 

Trusteii F. Gideon, 'S3. 
Ella M. Osborii, 'S3. 

Benjamin W. Wiseman, 'S2. 

TlKimas S. Voun^, '84. 

James M. Osborn, '83. 

Fmory S. Towson, '84. 

George W. Gibbens, '83. 
F. Will Nolte, '84. 

David F. Mclntyre, '86. 

John F. Buck. 83. 

Andrew J. Donaldson, '85. 

Manning Maytield, '85. 

Fitz Warren Thompson, '86. 

Gertrude P. Clinton, '85. 

Sibyl Swain. '85. 

Harry C. Reynolds, '86. 

George Edward Hill, '85. 

Albert M. Harrison, '84. 

John J. Roach, '86. 
George E. Anderson, '88. 

Alvin W. Claxon, '85. 

Webley J. Beaven, '88. 

William H. Fuller, '88. 
Nellie G. Scott, 'SH. 

J. Frank Gillham, '88. 

Howard R. Chapman, '88. 


John H. Coulter, '89. 

Adolph G. Mizell, '89. 

Howard C. Tilton, '89. 

Ralph W. Hobbs, '91. 
Anna E. Wempen, '87. 

Walter H. Harriss, '89. 

Rose M. Miller, '91. 
Victor L. Duke, '91. 

Tamar IJ. Scott, '91. 

Clyde E. Osborn, '86. 
Frank M. Frush, '90. 

George H. Helmkamp, '91. 

Clara B. Van Hooser, '92. 
T. Harley Marsh, '89. 

James A. Palmer, '88. 

Frances E. Coulter, '92. 
W. Edward Raffety, '95. 

Samuel G. Cook, '90. 

James E. Lemar, '87. 

'Maida M. McCormick, '93. 

I I'l cscnt Inniiiilie'iit. 




■KKSi i>i:.N r <>i' rill': alpha /.kta socikty. 

W> o n o r a trit 3lt cm b ct'S 

JVlpl^t ^cUx §ocicin oC ^buriUCe ©ollci^c. 


Addresses placed after the names of the deceased indicate place of death Where the 
State is omitted nftfr a town, Illinois is understood. 







Joshua Bradley, A. M.— 1827-28. 
Russell, LL.D.— 1828-29. 
John M. Peck, D. D.— 1829-31. 
Hubbel Loomis, A. M. — 1832--^5. 
Washington Leverett, LL.D. — Acting — 1836-41. 
Adiel Sherwood, D. D. — 1841-45. 
Washington Leverett, LL.D. — Actino; — 1846 49. 
Norman N. Wood, D. D.— 1850-55. 
S. Y. McMasters, LL.D.— P/o TenipoiY—\H55-56. 
Daniel Read, LL.D.— 1856-70. 
Justus Bulkley, D. D.— //f//;/^- 1870-72. 
A. A. Kendrick, D. D.— 1872-94. 
Austen K. de Blois, Ph. D. — 1894 to date. 


*Rev. John M. Peck, D. D., Theology— 1827-31. 
*John Messenger, Mathematics, etc. — 1827-31. 
*Dr. Ebenezer Marsh, English Branches — 1830. 
*Rev. Washington Leverett, LL. D., Mathematics and Natural Philosophy 

— 1836-53. 
*Rev. Zenas B. Newman, A. M., Oratory, Rhetoric and Belles Lettres — 

*Rev. Warren Leverett, A. M., Latin and Greek Languages and Literature 

*Rev. Adiel Slierwood, D. D., Mental and Moral Science and Christian 

Theology— 1841-45. 
*Rev. Erastus Adkins, D. D., Oratory, Rhetoric and Belles Lettres — 

*Rev. Norman N. Wood, D. D., Mental and Moral Science and Christian 

Theology— 1850-55. 
Rev. Justus Bulkley, D.D., Mathematics and Natural Philosophy— 1853-55. 
^Orlando L. Castle, A. M., Oratory, Rhetoric and Belles Lettres— 1853-92. 
*Rev. Erastus Adkins, U. D., Latin and Greek Languages — 1853-55. 
*Rev. Washington Leverett, LL.D., Mathematics and Natural Philosophy — 

'''Oscar Howes, A. M., Latin and Greek Languages and Literature — 1855-73. 
Ebenezer Marsh, Jr., Ph.D., Chemistry, Geology and Mineralogy — 1856-63. 
Rev. Edward C. Mitchell, D. D., Biblical Studies and Sacred Rhetoric— 

^"Rev. Warren Leverett, A. M., Associate Professor of Ancient Languages — 

Rev. Justus Bulkley, D. D., Church History and Church Polity— 1865 to 

*Rev. Robert E. Pattison, D. D., Systematic Theology and History of 

Doctrines— 1865-69. 
^Charles Fairman, LL.D., Mathematics and Natural Philosophy — 1868-72. 
*Rev. Nathaniel M. Wood, D. D., Systematic Theology and History of 

Doctrines— 1871-73. 



*Natli.iiii(;l M. Woo.l. I). I) 
*Koberl E. I'attiscjii. D. I). 
Edward C. Mitchell, O. I) 
Kbenczer Marsh, Jr., Hi. I). 
*()scar Howes, A. M. 
♦Warren Leverelt, A. M. 

-. 'Pres. Adiel Sher^vood. D. 1). 

8. ♦Washinutoii Kevereit, l.l-.U, 

9. *Pres. Daniel Read. l.L.D. 
10. •George H. UodRe, ,A . .\I . 
.ir. Pres, Adiii A. Kendrick. D.D 

12. *Cliarles Fairmaii, LL.U. 

H. ^Orlando L. Castle. LL.D. 

i(. John C. C. Clarke. A. M. 

15. Jiistns Miilkley, D. D.. LL.D. 

i(>. James M. SiiHer, D. D. 

Rev. James M. Stitler, I). D., Biblical Literature ami IntL-rpretatinn — 

William Ashmore, A. M., Latin and Greek Languages — 1874-75. 
Rev. Thomas M. Stewart, A. M., Mathematics and Natural Philosophy — 

Rev. J. C. C. Clarke, A. M., Latin and Greek Lan^ua^es and Biblical 

Interpretation — 1875-86. 
*Charles Fairman, LL.U., Mathematics and Natural History, Chemistry 

and Geology — 1875-95. 
Rev. David G. Ray, A. M., Latin and Greek Languages— 1889-93. 
Rev. W. H. H. Avery, A. M., Intellectual and Moral Science— 1891-94. 
Rev. Walter H. Bradley, A. M., International Law and Political Economy 

Timothy Cloran. Jr., A. M., Greek and Modern Languages — 1893-97. 
James Archy Smith, M, S., Mathematics — 1895-97. 
Samuel Ellis Swartz, Ph. B., Science— 1895 to date. 

George Ernest Chipman, A. M., Latin and Political Science — 1895 to date. 
Charles Hoben Day, A. M., Modern Languages — 1897 to date. 
Victor Leroy Duke, A. B., Mathematics— 1897 to date. 


*Rev. Zenas B. Newman, A. M.— 1835-39. 
*Rev. Warren Leverett, A. M.— 1839-41. 

Rev. Justus Bulkley, A. M.— 1846-49. 
*William Cunningham, A. M.— 1849-50. 

Philip P. Brown, Jr., A. M. — 1850-53. 

Edward A. Haight, A. M. — 1866-69. 
*George B. Dodge, A. M.— 1870-82. 

Richard D. Swain, A. M.— 1887-94. 

Rev. Harry H. Tilbe, A. M.— 1894-95. 

George Ernest Chipman, A. M. — 1895-97. 

Charles Hoben Day, A. M.— 1897 to date. 



*Rev. Hubbel Loomis, A. M.— 1835-36. 
*Rev. Samuel S. Allard— 1838-39. 

Rev. Justus Bulkley, A. M.— 1846-49. 
*William Cunningham, A. M.— 1849-50. 
Rev. John B. Jackson— 1851-52. 
Alexander A. Ansman, M. D. — 1853-57. 
•^James R. Kay, Ph. B.— 1853-54. 
Rev. Elihu J. Palmer— 1854-55. 
William A. Castle— 1855-56. 
Rev. O. L. Barler, A. M.— 1864-72. 
John U. Hodge, A. M., M. D.— 1867-70. 
*Lewis C. Donaldson, A. B.— 1867-72. 
E. M. Joslyn, IW. D. — 1872-75. 
Rev. Thomas M. Stewart, A. M. — 1873-74. 
Edwin W. Reid, A. B -1875-76. 
Robert Gibson, M. D.— 1875-76. 
Lucius M. Castle, A. B. -1876-79. 
John U. Hodge, A. M., M. D. — 1876-80. 
Frank 1. Merchant, A. B.— 1880-84. 
Augustus L. Abbott, A. B.— 1881-84. 
David G. Ray, A. M.— 1882-89. 
Waldo Fisher, M. D.— 1885-86. 
Edgar B. Roach, A. B.— 1885-86. 
James T. Torrey, M. D.— 1886-87. 
L. F. Schussler, IV\. D., LL. D.— 1889-91. 
John D. Pace— 1890-91. 
Ora P. Seward, A. M.— 1890-91. 
Harry R. Lemen, M. D.— 1892-94. 
Annette Griggs, Ph. B.— 1894 to date. 
Thomas W. Todd, A. B.— 1895. 


H^n'' i.^""'"."" Danrels. 

Rev" E'^rT." "^ -"'"^^ 
• J ;,•'■ Gliomas. A. M 

*Hon. Cyrus Edwards. LI.. D 



i-.v, rftl VV. Padisoii. .\. .\j 

•^ev. A. C. O.sborn, D. I) 

<J ♦Kev. I., c. Car 
lo. Rev. K. K. Coon. 

Mar\- K. Dodge, A. B. — KS06 to date. 
John K. Kicliirds, B. 1,. — KS97 to datt^ 
John Stafford, A. M.— 1897. 
Robert E. P. Kline— 1897 to date. 


*Prof. S. Adams. 

^'^A. W. Alexander, Hsq., 

Rev. Galusha Anderson, D 
*M. G. Atwood, Esq. 
*Hon. Uavid J. Baker, 

Rev. W. F. Boyakin, 
*Rev. R. Boyd, D. D. 

Rev. D. L. Brayton. 

Hon. G. T. Brown. 
*Hon. O. H. Browning, 

Rev. A. H. Burlingham. 
*Rev. L. C. Carr, 

Hon. A. W. Cavarly. 

Enos Ckirk, Esq., 
*Herman C. Cole, Esq., 

Rev. R. R. Coon, 
*Rev. Harrison Daniels, 

Hon. Thomas Dimmock, 

J. Dimlap, Esq. 
*Rev. H. J. Eddy, D. D., 


St. Louis, Mo, 

I'niveisity of Chicago. 


Blue Rapids, Kas. 



Kirkwood, Mo. 
Upper Alton, 
Boston, Mass. 
St. Louis, Mo. 



*Hon. Cyrus Edwards, LL.D., 
*Rev. R. F. Ellis. 

John L. Fitch, Esq. 

T. S. Fitch, Esq. 

Rev. Mr. Forman. 

Rev. H. L. Foster. . 

Rev. J. Foster. 
*Rev. Mr. Gardiner. . 
*E. Gove, Esq. 

Rev. W. D. Haley. . 
*Rev. J. H. Hazen. . 
*E. Hibbard, Esq., 

S. Howard, Esq. 

Mrs. Ingalls. 
*J. James, Esq. 

Rev. Melvin Jameson, D. D., 
*E. D. Jones, Esq. 
*Hiram N. Kendall, Esq. 

Prot. J. L. Kimball. 
*G. W. Long, Esq. . 

Mr. Manton. 
*Rev. S. W. Marston. 
*B. H. Mills, Esq., 

Hon. Edward G. Miner, 
*CoI. J. L. W. Morrison. 
Rev. D. Nelson. 
Rev. A. C. Osborn, D. D., 

President Benedict College. 

Everett W. Pattison, A. M., 

Upper Alton. 

Upper Alton. 


Upper Alton. 


Upper Alton. 

Columbia, S. C. 
St. Louis, Mo. 

II20 Union Trust Bldg. 

Rev. I). L. Phelps. • 
='=D. L. Phillips, tsg. 
*Da\id Pieisoii, tsg., 

Prof. G. VV. Pratt. ■ 

E. R. Rowe, Hsq. 
*Rev James V. SchotielJ. L). U., 

Rev. A. Smith. 
*Hon. G. Smith. 

Rev. E. J. Thomas, A. M., 

Homer 'ritrall, Esq. 
*Hon. Lyman Trumbull. 
*Rev. E. Tucker, U. D. 

Rev. Henry G. Weston, D. D., 

Fresident, Cro/er Theological Seminary. 

*W. Willard, Esq. 
*Re\'. 1. Woodbury, 

Mrs. Sarah J. Cole-Clarke, 

Mrs. Alice E. Cole-Smith, 

Mr. H. C. Horner. 

Miss Jewett. • • • ' 

*Mrs. C. E. Newell, 

Mrs. Flora Hamilton-Cassel, 

Miss Cook. .... 

Miss Mary E. Co\el. 
Mr. T. Stewart. 

Mrs. Otelia Walker- RatlilY, 


St. Louis. Mo. 


Chester, Pa. 

Leominster, Mass. 

LIpper Alton. 

Upper Alton. 
Hastings, Nc-b. 

Parsons, Kas, 


Miss Ella A. Bulkley, 
Mrs. Fannie Hurlbut, 

Jerome W. Smith. 
Miss Nellie Burton. 
Miss Addie C. Branch, 

Miss Agnes Mueller, 

Mrs. Justus Bulkley, 
Mrs. Edith S. Hardy- Brow 
Mr. Hardy. 
Mrs. Henry E. Mills, 

Mrs. David G. Ray, 
Miss Belle Smith. 
Mrs. Kittie Swain-Neff, 
Mr. Wilson. 

Miss Roland. 

Oscar Bates, 
Mrs. Ann H. Bulkley, 
Mrs. Laura Gates-Blinn, 
Mrs. Nellie Holt- King, 
Miss E. M. McReynolds. 
R. E. McReynolds. 
Mrs. Manning Mayfield, 





Upper Alton. 
Austin, Tex. 


25 Van Buren Place. 

Upper Alton. 

Upper Alton. 

San Diego, Cal. 

•2425 First Street. 

Upper Alton. 

Peirce City, Mo. 

Upper Alton. 
Rocky Ford, Colo. 
Upper Alton. 

Lakeport, Cal. 




1. Justus Bulkley, D. D., LL.D. 

2. Samuel S. Swartz. Ph. D. 

3. President Austen K. de Blois. Ph D , LL D 

4. Levi A. Abbott, D. D. 

5. William D. Armslioiig. 

6. David G. Ray. A. M. 
7- Charles H. Day, A. M. 
H. Robert E. P. Kline. 
9. George E. Chipnian, \. M 
ID. Mrs. Mary K Dodge, A U. 

11. John R. Richards. B. L. 

12. Henry Rodgers Lemen, A. M., M D 

13. Victor L. Duke, A. B. 

II Aiuiiiii. Ciict;'; I'll H 

Prof. Hikiolph. 

Miss Mamie Scoville, 

Mrs. William Grt-en, 
Miss Hattie Morriss, 



Miss Fannie Drew, 

Mrs. Jennie Wio;litman-Clarl<, 

Mrs. Nellie Bartlett- Brown, 
Mr. James Kandolpli Perry, 
Mrs. James R. Perry, 
Mrs. Ida B. SIieirry-Nolte. 
Miss Mattie Smith. 
Mr. H. E. Weeks, . 
Miss Louise Wempen, 
Mrs. Emma M. Yocum-Ha^ebusch, 

Miss Nora B. Clinton, 

Mrs. Dora Grant, 

Mrs. I. S. Hicks, 

Mrs. S. H. Skinner, 

*Miss Birdie Templin, 

Mrs. Clara Webster-Titterington, 


Miss Daisy Creswick, 

Miss Dickinson, 
Miss Octavia Dodge, 
Mr. C. H. Hatfield. 

Upper Alton. 

San Diego, Cal. 

Bunker Hill. 
East Alton. 

Upper Alton. 
Upper Alton. 
Creal Springs. 

St. Louis, Mo. 

2H21 \V. Chestnut St. 

St. Louis, Mo. 
St. Louis, Mo. 
Nevada, Mo. 

Upper Alton. 
Upper Alton, 
Upper Alton. 


Miss Eva McClellan, 

. St. Louis, Mo. 

Miss Ida McClellan, 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Miss Grace Saunders, 

. Upper Alton. 

Miss Etta Strong, .... 

. Upper Alton. 

Mrs. Irene Williams- Robbins. 


Mrs. Hattie Montgomery- McClure, . 

. Gibson City. 

Mrs, Addie M. Barnes- Metzger, 


255 Deal born Ave. 

Miss Madge Beall, .... 

. Alton. 

Miss Mamie Beall, .... 

. Alton. 

Miss Churchill. .... 

Miss Harting, .... 

Upper Alton. 

Miss Mamie Leeper. 

Rev. R. B. McCormick, 

. Upper Alton. 

Mrs. R. B. McCormick, 

Upper Alton. 

Miss Constance S. Mills, 

. San Diego, Cal 

2425 Hirst Street. 

Miss Minnie Mills, 

. Springfield. 

Miss Katie C. Morgan, 

Upper Alton. 

Miss Isabel Perry, .... 

. RoUa, Mo. 

Mr. Robert Reeves, 

New Douglas. 

Mr. James B. True, Sr., 

St- Louis, Mo. 

5837 Von Versen Ave. 

Mrs. James B- True, 

. St. Louis, Mo. 

5837 Von Versen Ave. 

Mrs. Lathy Wagoner, 

. Upper Alton. 

Mr. H. Clay White, 

Upper Alton. 

Mrs- Lizzie Young-Mueller, 

. Upper Alton. 


Prof. Brownlee. .... 



1. *Miss Birdie Teiuplin. 

2. Mrs. Ann H. Biilkley. 

3. Mrs. Addie M. Barnes-Metzger. 

4. Prof. Richard V. Swain (in center. 

5. Mr. H. Clay White. 


6. Miss Katie C. Mur>;aii. 

7. L. F. Schussler. M IJ , I.I,. I). 

8. Miss Ella A. BiilKlev. 
g. Miss Orl.ivi.i Dodi;,. 

10. Miss Siidif Chrisnian. 

11. Miss Constance S. Mills. 

12. Miss Louise VVenipen. 
I %!■- \. Hie Holt-King 

Miss SaJit.' Clirisiiian, • . . . Upper Alton. 

Miss Nt'llif Dorsey, .... LJpprr Alton. 

Miss Anna Johnson, .... Upper Alton. 

Miss Winifred White, . . . .St. Louis, Mo. 

Si \ Ilcinpstead St. 

Miss Barber. ...... 

Miss Harlan. ....... 

Miss Gahie Johnson, .... Greentii'ld. 

Mrs. J. C. Richardson Rochester, N. Y 

Mrs. John Walil, Upper Alton. 

Total (Dupi.u atk'^ Duducted), 226. 


'pHEKK is many a gem in the path of life, 

Which we pass in idle pleasure, 
That is richer far than the jeweled crown, 

Or the miser's hoarded treasure. 
It may be the love of a little child, 

Or a mother's prayer to heaven, 
Or only a beggar's grateful thanks 

For a glass of water given. 

— Alpha Zeta Jocrnal, Feb. 20, 1885. 


etTjetral ^o^s^ter. 

A Complete List of the Past and Present Active Members 
of the Alpha Zeta Society, with Biographical Sketches. 

(Alphabetically Arranged According to Year of Joining.) 


'■'■ .Means J)i'et*ase(l. Addresses placed after the names of the deceased indicate 
place ot deat^. 

t Means Not Lncated. Slandin,!;- liefore the nanH> of a deceased member it 
siii'nifies that the place of death has not been learned. 

Where the ytai'e is omitted after a town or county. Illinois is understood, ex- 
cept occasionally in the case of a larg'c city. 

The addresses taken \'vim\ ilie College catalngues ari" placed in parentheses 
wliiMi "ot kP-OAvn to be present addresses. 

In lli(> case of members residing in large cities, tli/ business address ait>ne has 
in .-I few instances been inserted when house address has not been learned. 

The expression "'entered Sliurtleff College" as used in these sketches does not 
ne((ssarijy have reference to tlie College Department projier. 

The great majority of the clergymen in this Koster are Baptists. We have 
made careful note of every~ exceptional case; hence wlnni no denomination ife 
miMitioned. the Baptist is understood. 

It is to be remembered tiiat many of the memliers of our Society before the 
name was changed to Alpha Zeta. remained in tlie College after->vard and weie 
active members of the Alplia Zeta Society. 

1843-44 (Lyceum.) 

KEV. .irSTl'S BULKLIOY. I». I).. LI.. I). ----- Upper Alton. 

"In the annals of Shurtleft! College no name is more highly honored than 
tliat of tlie man who is now the Senior Professor in that time-honored 

".Justus liulklcy was born in Leicester. Livingstone Co., N. Y., on the 
2:!d of .Tuly. 1810. In the spring of 1837 he came with his parents. Lorey and 
Harriet Kulkley. to the State of Illinois. Soon after his removal to the 


Wost ht' was converted, and in the autuiim of is:'.7 he iiiiiied with Die Hap- 
iisi ("hereh in Barry. Til. Feeling' divinely called to the work of tlie l'os- 
pel niiiiisti-y. he was lieens(>d to pfeach by the Itarry Hai.tist Clmrch oh the 
iOth of .March. 1S4'_'. At about the same iteriod he entered upon a course of 
study at Shurtleff Colle-e. Kor upwards of half a cntury he has l.e.'n con- 
ueclod. more or less inliiiialely, wiili SliurtielVs v.-iryiii- f(.rtiines. 

-Immediately upon liis .unidUMi i..i;, in IMT. Mr. I'.uild.'y s .-.iMlity and 
scholarship wer(> re.-o,i;iii/.ed hy his .\lnia Mater and he was elected to ih- 
Principalship of the Academic Depart nn'nl. a i.osilion wln.-h he In-ld for 
two years. On the 14th of February. IX-l'.t. he was ordained at I'pp.'r Alton, 
and "in the course of the same month h.. .nne pastor of tiie U.iptist Clmrch 
In .Terseyville. This happy pastorate continued for four ycirs and a lialf. 
.•m.l in September, 18.^3, Mr. Bulkley resi-n..! his eli.irue :.i .lerseyville to 
take the chair of Mathematics at Slinrtleir. 'IMie same success which had 
crowned his work as a prea.dier .-.t tended Ids .areer as a teach.'r. in Ls.-,."- 
he entered up.n the active .luties .d" the ministry once m.n-e. liecomin- i.:i- 
tor at CarroUton, where he remained for nine years. In the sprinji of 1>'W 
he was called to the pastorate of ilie Ipper Alton Baptist Church, and in 
September. ISG.!. he resigned, to lu-conie pr.d'i'ssor of Chur.-h HisL.ry m 
ShnrtlefC College, and during the thirty years iliai h,-.v.« roilowd lie has 
devoted his time and labor to the interests of lli.' colle-e. at.u tlu- welfare 
of the students. 

Rev. Bulklev was marrii'd .Tuly 27. 1S4T. to Miss Lucy I'erry bh-. who 
passed away August 24. 1.S4S. On .lune 2.-.. I.^Mi). he marri-d Harriet (ireen 
Newell, and of the nine children born to tlH.m. lour still surviv. Sarah Klleii 
is the wife of Dr. V. B. Kob(>rt>. Downs. 111.: Kuuiia C m.n-ri.'d I. X. Ve.hler. 
nnd lives in Unshville. 111.; Bcrtlia itiow Mrs. K. B. U<.ach. is laboring with 
her husband on the forei.uii mission tield. wl.ih- Olive C. the youngest, resides 
in .Tacksonvllle. 111. On .lanuary I-'.. Dr. Btilkley was ni.irricl to 
Mary B. Head, a native of Viiginia. 

"Dr. Bulkley's life has been one of ceaseless activity. As pastor. a> 
teacher, as President of the Board of .state .Missions, as Fresid.-nt of tlie 
Education Society, as acting Prosi.lent of Shurthdf Colle.iie during two crit- 
ical years of its history, as Moderator of the Oeneral Association on many 
occasions, and in many other important otticial positions. J>r. Bulkley has 
exhibited that strength and that wisdon, wiii.h h.ive m.idc liim a recgnized 
leader of men. No man has e.xerted a wider or nobler ititlucti.-e .nid no 
has done more to mould and guide the d.-nonunational litV of the St.itc 

-Vs a scholar .and think. -r Dr. I'.ttlkley romtn.indr.l Hie admiration 
„r veneration after generation of students. 11. ■ lias be-'ii .i cireful student. 
1„„1, „f men and bo.d<s. His investigath.n «( Hie truiii li.i> .ilways been 
carried forward in .i spirit of fre.> in.niiry. mingled witli an iiiieiise .h'Sirc 
for the attainment of that wliicli is deep .iiid strong .ind .ibidiie.:. 


"His preaching is direct, forceful, and magnetic. It exhibits nothing of 
the passion for sensation and display too common in this day. It is full of 
tenderness and power. In his relations Avith men, his manner is ever char- 
acterized by quiet dignity and noble kindliness of spirit. He lias won midti- 
tudes of friends, for liimself. for the college, and for the cause of truth and 

"Though beyond his three-score-years-and-ten. Dr. Bullvlcy lias to-day 
the vigor and life, tiie hopefulness and enthusiasm, of a young man. He 
takes a keen interest in athletic sports, and enters heartily into everything 
that concerns the happiness and welfare of the students. By his splendid 
Christian manhood he has endeared himself to all who know him. His name 
is an honor to the Institution to wliich he has given an unfaltering and 
loyal devotion." 

The degree of D. D. was conferred upon lilm by tlie old Chicago Univer- 
sity, and in June, 1897, on the fiftieth anniversary of his graduation, he re- 
ceived the degree of LL. D. from his Alma ilater. In spite of his advanced 
age. he not only ably fills the diities of his professorship, but almost in- 
variably spends his Sundays in preaching for churches in this part of the 

tl. G. CALKINS. 

tllOX THOMAS r. COWAN. . . . - - (Morgan Co i 

*tWILLlAM CUNNINGHAM. A. M. - - - (Brighton.; 

Tutor in ShurtlefJc College. 1849.30. For years afterward a prominent 
teacher in Madison Co.. 111. 

*t.IAMES B. BEVMONDSON. (Scott Co.i 

*JOHN FREEMAN. ....... Decatur. 

He was born .Tanuary 1-1, ISoO, in Boston, jNIass.. his early youth being 
spent in the Eastern Stales. In 184;^. however, lie came West to attend 
Shurtleff College; this was through the influence of liis uncle. Dr. Benjamin 
Shurtleff. for whom the institution was named. After leaving Shurtleff Col- 
lege in 1849. he crossed tlie plains with ox team and Indian pony, for C^ali- 
fornia, where he .irrived six iiiontlis later and engaged in mining gold and 
fighting Indians (under (Jen. .lolm C. Fremont! for tliree years, when he 
returned to Boston, soon afterward embarking for the scene of the Crimean 
War. On his return he removed to Illinois and oim'IkmI a farm of lialf a 
section in Shelby Co., one mile east of Moweaqua. 

He remained in this State until the time of his dejith. wliicli occurred at 
Deca.tur. July 27, ISHd 

•*HON. SAMUtJL S. GILBERT. .... - Culiiiville. 

Born at Cloncestei-. Essex Co.. Mass., .January 27, 1827, of English an- 



t-estry. Tic r<inci\iil in Uliiiois willi iiis jinrcnts in IS:',.', s<Mtlinjr in Mmrisdii 
Co.. wild'.' he n iii.iiiiiMJ iwn yc.irs. yiciinj; llu'iu-c lu ( Jri-rirsvillc At llic iiyi' 
of IT, 1h> (MiroiM'i: .•ilmrlifll ('njh'i;!'. liviii;.; with m Mi:iiili ii .-iimiI .-iinl wiii-lviii;: 
li;ii-ri Tor ills iM);iril Tor iivc yrjirs. 

I |uin Icavlnu- colli'.irc lie i.nmlii ^ilund tor .-i >liiui iiiim- in rpi" i" .\linii. .thI 
then ivmnvod to I'jifiiiivillc wlicrc tin- iciiijiiiuh-r of li.s lit';' \v;is sjh'iii. Ii. 
IS.")! .Mr. (;illi(>rt ni.inifil .Miss Fr.iiict's .Mel "lure. He siiiditMl l;i\v willi II iii 
.lohn A. CIii'siiiui. .•111(1 ;i(liiiiti»'il to tin- l.-ir in l>*in. in IS.'i'J lie w.i- 
eiectfd Coiiniy .Ind.uc lie iwii-;' hidd llic ullict' nt" .Mnslcr in J'liaiK ci y. jiiid 
ill 1>74 \v;is a iiiniii ( r ni ilic Illiiinis I.ivuislal iin-. In politics lie was a 
I>('iiiiicr;ii. acliiiji Willi tlir Ktpuliliran paiiy. Imwcv rr. Iioni l*^!!! to \S't'2. 

iMirinti- his ivsidciict- of aliinsi titty years in Carliiivil!;' lie niaintaiinii :i 
Iiijili cliaractcM' profi'ssioiially and piTsniiaiiy. winning' tlic i'( spfct of ili" 
»'iiti"(> coninuniity. Ilis death oeeun.d .lamiary Ur.. IMic. 'ihrrc ssns siii- 
vive him — E. A. and ('has. V . lawyers nf York. .Neli.. and \V. \V.. p/ojirietoi* 
of St. (Jeorge Hotel, ("arlinville. 

*;kobeut s. ckkk.vk. 

v.lOSl': KOXAZI.V.NO M.\iri'lNKZ. 
*vin:V. AXHllKW .MOFFET. 

*;f;EOiuH-: ii. sheuwood 
*-;rex.7a.mi.\ taylok. 

*vWILLIAM <;. TAYLCtlt. 

il'ltper .Mlili. 

(I'pli. r .\ll 111. I 

il'|)l);'|- .Mi'iii." Co.) 

iC(iaiiuil;i. .Mexieo.i 


(rp])er .Vlt.iii.i 

iSimal Creek.) 



I'nlare. Cal. 

1844-45. (Lyceum.) 

■EI>^^ AU1> LEWIS 1',.VKi:K. a. :,I. - - Ayres. Soutli America. 

Sou of David .lewett Hake;- and Sarah T. Fairchild-Haker. His failier. a 
native of East Iladdam. Conn.. i:radiiated from Hamilton Cullege. N, Y.. in 
ISlti. two years later settliii}; in Kaskaskia. 111., where Edward L. was horn 
on the :{d of June. lS2i>. In the autninn of IM."! the suh.ieet of onr sketch en 
tt red the Ereshnian Cla>s of Slmrtleri Cnllejie at tlie a.ue of H. gradiiatin.u; in 
.Iinie. 1V47, with the decree id .\. I'... and receiviiiLr liis .\. M.. three years 
later. The l-'rc^hman Class of 1S|::-I was (|iiiie l.iruc Inn nidy ihire rem;iineii 
and coiiijileted ilie course- Kev. .1. Unllvley. Win. Ciinniimh.i in .iml Mr. H.-iker, 


After spending several years in study at tlie T>aAv School of Harvard 
University, he hecame cilitor in isno of tlic "Altdii Telegrap'h." He lafter- 
Avard served several terms in the Illinois liegislatnre. In 1855 he was mar- 
ried to ]\Hss Julia Cook Kdwaras, of Springfield, 111., and in the same year 
became editor of the "Illinois State Journal" at Springfield, which position 
he occupied until 1870. when he was appointed I'nited States Assessor of In- 
ttrnal Revenue for the Sin-ingfiylil District. I'hree years later Pre.sident Gi'ani 
appointed liini rnited States Consul to Buenos Ayres, Argentine Republic, 
which post he tilled continuously, through all the changing administrations, 
until the time 'il' Jiis drnlli in the spring of 1S;J7. His remains were interred 
at Springfii'ld. Ill . w lilcli i ity. d'.spite liis extended absences in Sontli Amer- 
ica, had been liis li(}nit' since liis mai'Tiage. 

As a studeni Mr. Maker gav<> himself to his tasks with diligence and en- 
thusiasm. He Av;is thin'ougli. accurate and faillifnl, as well as genial :ind 
companionable. "His talents were of a high order, enabling him to fill witJi 
credit to himself and honor to his family any position to which he as]»ired.' 
He was a nicinlicr of the I'l'ote-^tant Episcopal Cliurch. 

'IREY. AUGUSTUS B. CKAAI. . . - . (Metamora.) 

CYRUS P. CROSS. - - - (Jrass Valley. Cal. 

BENJAMIN SHURTLEFF FREEMAN. - - Box 1554. Boston. Mass, 

Mr. Freeman Avas born in Boston. IMass., August 29, 1827. Wlien (|ail:' 
.1, youth he came West, entering Shurtleff shorrly after his brother John (see 
'43-4). He did not graduate, but upon leaving College returned to Boston, 
Avhere for some time he occupied a responsible position in the Custoui 
House, and afterward engaged in the real estate business, which lie lias 
since pursued very successfully, having interests in the West as well as 
,:the [East. 
JJEFFERSON FRUIT. _..--. (Ridge Prairie) 

ISAAC EDWARDS HARDY. M. D. - - Hartley, Hartley Co.. Tex. 

He Avas born jSIarch 8, 1825, his parents settling in Hamilton Co.. 111., in 
October of the same year. Avhere they lived until 1837, Avhen they removed 
to Upper Alton. He entered the Preparatory Department of Siiurtleff Colleg(> 
in the fall of 1830, remaining until June, 1844, Avheu he began to study med- 
icine with Dr. B. K. Hart, of Alton. In June. 184G, he volunteered in the 
[Mexican War. On his return he entered the University of Louisville, Ky.. 
as a student of medicine, graduating in ;March. 1840. Dr. Hardy practiced in 
St. Oenevieve Co.. Mo., until 1S5L'. Avlien he returned to Alton, removing to 
his present home in 1880. 

Dr. Hardy Avas A. A. Surgeon in tlie Civil ^^'ar, At present he is inc:i- 
pacitated from business on account of blindness. 


*OI.IVKK T. .lONKS. .M. I). - - - - W.i.m, T.-x. 

('••111!,' Ill SliiM-IIc'i' uiiiii I, Jill. II Ki'Mli lin 111. i I. «'l;iir Cti. lini In..!- yi'.i.s 
■•i.tro, li>;i villi; a fMiiiily. 

*Y.)()Si-.lMI II. K.\'1V.. 

(St. l/)iiis. .Mil) 

IIKMIV M, I'KCK. 'rni.-.v. CmI. 

Kiilcrcd the I'i'cii,ii-;ili;iv 1 1( p.'irl iiiiiil ai' SlMii-tlifr in IMl-U. wiiiit- .-i iiu-.c 
hu.A, ami .-ludicd iu llic i-iiis.slcal rnr.isc (oi a nuiiilur of vcais. He U'fl 
collcjio ill the siiriii.i; of l.'-4(>. and in lyAl) w.iii \V( .•^t wiili Ilif a r.L';.iia ■:!.•;. 
lijiviiiii sixMil iiiii.><t of \\\s life siuci' in lu-iin ss in ( ".liirdrMi.i. 

'i.iosin .\ s. ri;i;Ks. 

I.nnrn Si'lij.'ni'iil. Si. Clair (" m 

col,. .\.\i)Ki:\V I'll.I.KK KMIXIKKS. - - Ipii.T Alimi. 

lie iinrn in Howard C;).. M'k. Mcinlur i:;. l.''"_'T. his ii.-r.-cni.s, lllicnc/.i-r 
;.i!il I'l'iirtlia i.l.icl<siini Kiid.u<'rs. im iiin\ iiiu Id i'lipt r Alli.n in is:!!, wiici-c 
Father Kudiri'rs. wlio wa.'< aclive in ilir founding;- ni" Sluirlhh". died. Our 
subject had six lidHicrs and two sisui's; ilncc of llic riunur arc (h ceased. 
He spent ]:is youtii on liis l;it!i(i-"s faini rpjK r Alton. ;itlcndinj;- the 
(1!sti-ict schools and l.-il:r Sluii'tlctf Colle-e. in ilic midsi of the <'.dlc:j;e yea:' 
IS-l-l-.") lie went to St. I.on's ;iKd clerl<cd li.r soine time in a h.irdware store. 
Wiien the Mexican wai' l;c,4'a!i lie enlisted in ( o. K. Second Illinois Infantry, 
Inkint,' part in the liattle of I'.iitna Vista and doin.u,' jiood servici . 

Keturninu' honic, lie attend(>d Shurtleff ColleiiC in 1S47-S. and was enua.ired 
in larmini:- wlun the 'lold i'( v.m' took liiui across ilie iil.-iiiis lo C.-ilifornia. 
wli<'i-i for two yt ars lic mined ^old. iieinu' fir .1 lime hrpuly Slici-iff (d' 
Sacramento Co.. umier I'eii .\lc( 'nllodi. In ilic r;ill of is:.] lie rci\iriied iiuine 
for ;i short visit. t))i his way li.icU to tii.' u: Id Tudds lie w.-is wrecked nfi' liie 
Cull of California. I.andin.u' at ien.u'tii witli oilier snrvivoi> on .Marjiiu'retta 
Island, he was m:iile purser, liaviii^- in idi.iiue suine t^.'i.ikio. Rescued by a 
whalins vissid and auain reacdiiiii; S.icramenio. he airain Iiccaine Deputy 

On the death - f his f.-itlnr in the sjuMim- of 1>."."«. Mr. Kod.ucrs reiuriicil 
rn I'lijier Alioii. opera tiiiu' tlie f.-irm .-ind <.iw leiil until tlie Civil War Imdce 
out. when he was elccti d Captain of Co. H, Fiulit iei li Illinois Infantry, am' 
snuu after Lieutenant Colomd. Ai the l:;iitle of I'crryville. Ky.. Coi. 
nodsrers A\as wounded ar.<l taken nlT Hi,' lie Id for dead. After some time 
in the liosi»ital. hi" w;;s ordered to lake cliarire of his regiment in the des- 
perate Ptreight raid ai;;iiiist Fomsi, A|!ril. l.'-'i;."!. the fiu'ce heiiiir c;ipiiired 
at Koiiie. (Ja.. and Col. Uod.i.^Ts jiMiiii; to Lililiy. .\ year later he iwiili about 
thirty other ellicei-s of jd.'.'h rank, iuediidin.i;- (on. Scli'.ilieldi wrs traiisfrrrcv' 
to Macon, (Ja.. .ind then to Charhstoii. when* these otlicers were i)Iaced 
luider the fire of their Northern friends. Six weeks later the survivors were 
excli.-iiiKed. Uodiicrs receiving his Colonel's commission, wliich been sent 


him more tli;iu a year previously, but wliieh had Taileil to reach him in 
prison. Being now solicited by Gov. Yates and Gen. Kosecrans to recruit 
for the One Hundred and Forty-fourth, he proceeded to raise SDO meu at 
a personal expense of over $200. For this service the Government was to 
give him 200 drafted n;en to fill out a regiment, but this was not done and 
he resigned November 25, 18G4. 

He was married ^Nlay 30, ISOO, to Jane Delaplaine. Tliey have five 
children— John B., of Denver, Col.; Catherine, wife of Henry Philips, of the 
Grand Trunk Ky., Montreal, Que.; William, of St. Louis; Sarah B., a grad- 
uate of Monticello Seminary, and Henry Fuller, in business in Upper Alton. 

Since the Avar the Colonel has devoted considerable attention to farming. 
In 1870 he was elected to the State Legislature, where he served two years. 
He has been I'resident of the Madison County Fair Association, and dele- 
gate to numerous Congi-essioual and State conventions. He is President of 
the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Superintendent of the 
Piasa Chautauqua Assembly, and since the erection and occupancy of his new 
home within the village,, he has been Mayor. 

The Colonel is a tyi)ical veteran of two wars, a noble patriot, a true citi- 
zen, and he still r/'tains in a remarlcable degree the vigor and spirit of youth. 

♦t\VTLLL\M A. SIMMERWELL. - - - (Pottawatomie Mission. L T.) 

*tCAPT. JOHN TKIBLE. A. M.. LL. B. - - - - (Macoupin Co.) 

♦PAUL AVRIGHT. ----- (Carrollton.) St. Louis, Mo. 

1845-46 (Lyceum and Philomathean.) 

REV. r>AMUI"L MENDOX BROWN, A. M. - - Macon, Franklin Co., Neb. 
He was born October 8. 1819, his father, Rev. Jonathan Brown, being one 
of the pioneer Baptist ministers of Illinois. Following in his father's steps, 
he prepared himself for the ministry, and after many years of earnest toil, 
chiefly in Illinois, he settled upon a fa'-m at Macon. Neb., where he leads a 
quiet retired life, though still a well-preserved old gentleman. He preaches 
occasionally and is often requested to deliver addresses on public occasions. 

*■; JAMES R. ELLIOTT. - . . - - - - (Richland.) 

tWILLIAM FRUIT. (Ridge Prairie.) 

tWILLIAM T. KAY. -------- (Payson.) 

ILEVEN H. LUCKETT. ------ (St. Charles, Mo.) 

TXILY. ADDISON D. MADEIltA. _ . - - Independ-ence, Mo. 

Presbyterian minister. 

jMARVIN T. MOORE. - - (Waterloo.) 


tJKSSE (J. W. TAI-MKIt. M. I). (St.MiinRton.i 

(Jraduiiti'd froni a iiicdical cdlli^Lrt' in (Mnciiiiiati. ().. am! allcrwanl re 
moved to ('alifuniia. 'I'ravclcd cMriisivcIy in Ai:siralia and .Mexico. 

.]AMf:S TEAK '.Ml W JIsi si.. Kan.Mas City, M(, 

KEVRKyN T. TEAK. Sub Station H. St. Joseph. Mu. 

MOHN MILTON RODfJEKS .M. I>. Abeideeii. 

Anotlier son of "Fatlier Kodyi rs," wa.s horn July 11. l.SL'!». in Ilcvward Co., 
Mo. His youth was s^>ent at tlie homo in I'pijer Alton, whither his father 
had reni<»vod. and wliere lie ;ittende(l Shiii-tlefi' Colleu'e. In isiii he wt-nt to 
Californi;i. ;ind upon retiirnlny; a year or two later entered I'ost Medical Col- 
le^'p in St. Eouis. lie completed his course, however, in the State Medical 
College at .\ew Orleans. La., practicing for a year at La (Jrangt'. Tex., and 
afterward locating in Aberdeen, Miss. Here, while yet a younj; man. ho 
died of consumption brou^'hl fni by exjiosnre in the mines of California sev- 
eral years before. 

•tJOllN SHANNON. ._...- (Sparta. i 

•CAIT\ HENRY STARR SPAULDINlL - Vineland. Glouce.ster. Co.. N. J. 

Rorn November 28. 1822. in Edwardsville. 111.; the son of I). A. and Julia 
Spauldlng. As a boy he was an ardent student, and durinp his attendance 
at Shurtleff College his scholarship was very high, though he was unabh- to 
finish his course. In 18r)r» he marrifd Anna Marie .McMahan. a pcrtMess of 
more than ordinary ability. ILr health was frail, and ten years later stu- 
died. Two daughters were born to them, one of whom survives. 

Mr. Spaulding volunteered in the army S<'ptemt)er in. ISf.L', and was 
chosen orderly sergeant of Ci'mp.iny F.. Twenty-fourth New .Ier>ry, to wlii( h 
State he had removed not long before. He di.'^played such uall.-intry on the 
field of Fredericksburg tliat his )iame headed the list of promotions. Trann 
ferrod to Company 1 as Second Lieutenant, he took part iu the battle of 
Chancellorsville. exhibiting .•uliiiiralile liravery and nerve, while snflerin..' 
from an excruciating wound. He was afterward Captain of Company H, 
Thirtj'-fcighth New Jersey, serving until the dose of the war and winning 
the respect and love of ;ill by his ciMsisteiit Christian life. 

After peat-e was declared, he turned his sword into a prunitig hook, and 
later he taught school in various New Jers.-y counties. In l.*»7.S he -.narried 
Lizzie K. Gray, of Vineland. N. J., a leaclier and authoress, who. witli tlielr 
son Henry Seville, survivt s liim. His death occurred .\i>ril 12. lS<t4. con- 
gestion of the lungs being ilie direct cause. I)esi)iie many trials. Capt. 
Spaulding was che<?rful, uncomplaining and i;opeful to the last. .\ man (d 
insi)iring fortitude, a good liusbaiul. f.itlK r. irieiid and ciii/.cii. lie w.-is 
prominent in Sunday scliool and chiuili wurU, besides bein^ a pr.-ictical 


*-iJOSEPH H. TRABUE. - - rMacoupin Co.) 

*i. TAMES W. VAN BRUNT, M. D. ---... (Sparta.) 

♦SYL^ ANUS C. WOOD. ------ Xear Boon, la. 

*;W. S. WOODS. - (Bunker Hill.. 

1846-47 (Phiiomathean.) 

*;(^EORGE B. DAVIS, JR. ------ (Bunker Hill.) 

tE]{ASTUS V. JOHNSON. ------ (Rome, Ga.) 

CATT. ED.AIUND DOUGLAt'.;J KiilKSEY. - - - Oswe-o. Kan. 

Born in Warren Co., Middle Tennessee, June "». 1829. In lS3u iiis fainer 
removed to Upper Alton, 111., where Edmund attended the common schools 
and Shurtleff College. In 1856 he engaged in the mercantile business in 
Upper Alton, lemoving to Bethaito a fe^v years later. 

In August, 1SG2, Mr. Kelrsey helped organize Company K of the 
Eightieth Illinois Infantry, being elected First Lieuteuiint and remaining a; 
the front until the surrender at Apponiatto.\, wlien he returned home to I'e- 
sume his former business. In 1871 he removed to Kansas and engaged in 
farming for a time, but liie phys.eai uitirmities resulting from his army 
life have to a considerable extent incai);i('iialed him for active business. He 
has been Just>lce of the Peace of Oswego for seventeen j-ears. 

tR. SQUIRE. -------- (Richland.) 

MAJ. JOSEPH SIDNEY S:MITH. - - Bates Station, Sangamon Co. 

Was born July 21, 1.S27, in Franktt.i't, Ky. In is;i4 he came wim hiS 

father and family to Sangamon Co.. 111. After a period of study in Shurtleff 

he purchased in 1858 a tract of land at Kates Station, which lias since been 

his residence. 

In 1862 he enlisted in the Tenth Illinois Cavalry, was elected Major and 
served in trans-Mississippi Deipartment. Immediately upon the close of the 
war he took an overland train of 120 mules and twenty wagons to Cali- 
fornia, suppl.ving military posts and stage routes with corn. He returned 
home in 186G via Isthmus of Panama nnd New York, and has since t)een 
engaged in the cattle trade between Texas and the Northwest. In 1881 he 
established a cattle ranch in Montana, to which he brings each year j'oung 
c.ittle from Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, fattening them for the Chicago 
n.arket. Although absent a large portion of each summer, he has resided 
in Illinois. 

HIRAM D. WOOD. ------- oelwein, la. 


1. *Alonzo T. Harlow. Ksn <:-. 

2. Frof. Rirh,,rd P. Rider A Vf • 

3. Rev.PhilipS. MoxomDo v.* 
4- Avery C. Hancock, M. D., Y,,S. 



5 *J«^';<li W. Preston. Esq .s 

I'- ];"^K'' David J. Baker, LL D aS 
/. Rev. j„,,„ I jaekson D b W 
« Jodge Charles N. Daniels, -fij 

" 'tdward L. Daker.A. .\r^^ 

1847-48 (Philomathcan.) 

KEY. ousoN I.. r..\i{M;i:. a. m. 

r,:>S Cli'vchiiiil Avf.. (■liii;i;.'i). 111.; Ollicf. Idc, l,;ik,. Si. 

\\';is horn in .lulmstDWii. IJckiiij: ('»>.. ().. in 1S12S. The family I't'nutvod to 
Illim»is iu 1S;{.S, an. I I'nicrcd Slii;rtK'H in 1S47. ^'radualin^ In lsr.4. Do 
ct'niher 127 ol' sanu" vcai- lie was inarrii'd lo Knudint' A. ('ondon. of Si. Louis 
and sliiiiliy afterward liccaiui' pastur of tlu- Haptlst C'hurcii at ("htsU-r, 111. 
Mr. Kark'r is a scicnliric stciiouraplicr. and was enframed in ti'acliin:^ sliort- 
I'.and and other branehes lOr a period df icn ye;irs. In l.S(ir> he returned to 
Upper Alton, and in ISTt; removed lo Chieaj;o. where he has since resided. 

In 1876 Mr. Harler aefijited ihe doctrines of the "New Church," the min- 
istry of which he intheld for many years: Imt he lias iinw retired from 
active service. Tliis rhanixe of faith lias nm alieiiau d him from his friends 
in other churches. 

*iDAVII) (J. BUOOKS. M. I). .... ..I .neshoru.i 

♦1 HENRY W. BUCKMASTElt. .... (Alton.) 

DANIEL S. DAYIE. - - - - - JonesFioro. 

SA.MIEL.I. DELAI'LAINK. :.()7 (n'allnn St., St. Louis, Mo. 

rroiirietor St. Lawicnce Laundry. 

•KEY. J()SL\H T. DICKSON. (iranville. Mo.. .Marcli IL IMiS 

♦I'.EN.IAMIN E. DICKSON. - - - : In Indian Territory about LSiMJ. 

*i\\lLLL\M L. DOUOHEKTY, .M. D. .... (.k.nesboro.) 

♦JAMES FISHBACK. - \Yashington, D. C. 

Internal Kevenue Collectrjr at .lacksonville for many years, and after- 
ward occupied a government position in ^Vashin.sJ;ton. 

CAI»'r. EK-VNCIS ^Y. EON. .... Alvin. Brazoria Co.. 'l\'\. 


*(;E0U<;E L. (MUSWOLD. ...... Uri;:hion. 

KEY. CHARLES .M. KAY. A. B. - - Si.rini: L.ike. Mich. 

IIARYEY LEMEN. ...... Waterlo.i. 

•HON. WILLIAM B. LOOMIS. .... .Miniie.ipolis. about LS7(;. 

♦.lAMES E. MATHE^YS. .... Dover. Kayelle Co.. Mo. 

lELIAS McMURTRY. - - - - ■ . (Waterloo.) 

•ALBERT J. METCALE. .... Ipper Alton. 

Son of Jamos Melcalf .-iiid brother of Lyne S. A very bri^'ht. proniisiii'.: 

student; he died durini: liis colleire course, at the a^re of IS. He e;)i!!r:icted 


pnenmoniu iu a game of bail during inclemont weather, and died soon 

*tiIIRAM G. MILLEK. - - - . . (Brimfield, Peoria Co.; 

•KEY. GEORGE IDE NEWI:LL. - - . . Rochester. N. Y. 

Was born in \Yarren. lrierl<imer Co., N. Y., April 15, 1830, and oiinie to 
Illinois with his father's family in 1836. He received his early training 
in private schools and academies. In tlie autumn of 1847 he entered the 
Academic Department of Shurtleft College, and remained until the comple- 
tion of his Sophomore year in t!ie spring of 1851. V/hen he entered upon nia 
course of study it was his purpose to make the law hi.s pi'ofession. but later 
on he became settled in the conviction that it was his duty to prepare for 
the work of the Cliristian ministry. 

In September, 1851, he became a student of Rochester University. Near 
the close of the college year his health failed, and very suddenly and Uii'ix 
pectedly to his faiiuly nnd friends he died at Rochester July (i, 1K>'2. He 
vras a young man of line pusence, an earnest and conscientious srudent:, 
enthusiastic and zealous in his college and society work. He was a tinished 
writer, a fluent and forcible speaker. AYhile at Sliurlleff he took part in 
many society and college debates, and upon several Commencement occasions 
(there being few graduates) was among the orators. He Avas a cliarter mem- 
lier of the Alpha Zeta Society, and one of its early preside-nts. 

A Rochester Diiiversity correspondent Avrote the followin/,' to a New 
York paper: "Geo. I. Neweil joined our ranks one year ago. He was one 
of tli-'^se individuals a\)io gain Uie esteem and win llie conhtleiice of .".!' 
v.'ith whom they are acquainted. He had endeared himself both to tne 
faculty and students, was successful in his studies and gave promise ox 
much future usefulness. His death fell upon the college like an electric 
shock." Thus passed away— his life work scarce begun— a young man of 
fine abilities, .-i true .;':eni;i man. an eai'nest Cliristian. 

iDAYID H. NICHOLS. - - - irrovincetown, Wliitesido Co.) 

nviLLIAM L. RODGERS. ...... Upper Alton. 

Another brother of Col. A. V. Kodgers; was l)()rn in Howard Co., .Mo.. 
September, 1831, his father's family soon afterward coming to Upper Alton, 
wliere he devoted himself to studj'. His life was full of promise, but death 
claimed him while yet in ilie midst of liis college course. 

He was a great reader, and wlun toiling in his father's field usually had 
a book which he would read when he could snatch a moment from his work. 
His memory was marvelous, and he was a good debater and fine writer. 

SI'ENCER G. RUSSELL, A. M. ----- Bluffdale. 

Y\'as born February lit, 1S2S. at Bluffdale, Greene Co., 111., on the place his 

father (Settled in 1827. His father was .Tohn Russell, one of the earliest Pre§- 


idents of riM!r:'oir ('(i!!exo. wlicro SiienotT Ix-caiiio a studciif at the a^'o of 
IS, • i;.,.i::;lii!^ \v. ; . c classkal couiso .luiic. lsr>.'5. 

lie thon beijan readiiiK law wiili .ludpt- C. \t. Ildd^cs, at C'arndltnii. and 
in isr»5 was admitted to llio liar, uin'iiiu^' up his pnicticc In that city. .luiif 
:2(i. \S' .. !^!m : ,11'ir cDii: rri'd iipnii liiiii tlic dc^ircc nf A. M. lie wa.s inar/icd 
Dowmber 10, 1S."0, to lAHiisa (". Sitciitcr, aflcrw.ird i-.'iun\ ir.^' to UhinnaJf. 
\\ hicli lias since Irecii his lioiiic. 

*U:FA. OV.L.WIM) .1. SIII:i;M.\.\. - (M.-tamora.i 

.TUltOK THOMAS ADIKI. SI I Kia\< X )1 >. .I.frnson City. Mo. 

This eminent jurist was lioin .luuc 12. 1s:M. the son of Kcv. Adicl Sher- 
wood, at one time rresident of Sluirtleff ('ollrjic. After leaving SlnirtlelT he 
was fini'.iuated at ('iuciiiiiati Law Si iiool. in ISTii he elected to tin- 
Supf«-nie Court of the St;ite <if Missnuri. ;niil si rvcd cniitiniioi.sly cve»- 
since. He is considered tiie al lest jiid.^' now upon eoiiri. 

*vAI)IHAX r.WKY. - --.... (|';iyson.i 

IltA 1'. WAKKKX. - - Bolivar, Mo. 

ILORLNG A. WILLIAMS. ------- (Alton. I 


.HiXJlO 1».\\ ID .IKWHIT I'.AKEK. LI,. D. .'.T-V.f M.nlis mi Ave.. Chiciiro. 

Born at Kaskaskia. IJandelph Co.. 111.. .N'ovenilur Ll(i. ls;";4. His fatliei 
was the late Hon. David J. Baker, of Alton, who settled at Kaskaskia in 
1S19 and for eisrht years tilled the ullice of I'nited Si;iles District .Vttorney fo;- 
the District of Illinois, and was for one session of Coufrrcss a meintier of 
the United States Striate, by apjinintiuent of (Jov. Edward>. Hi.'! fallnT was 
for many years a member of the bar of Illinois, and the itroceedin^rs 
of the Supreme Court of the Slate upon the occasion of his d«'ath will be 
found reported in Vol. 53, of the Illinois Iteports. 

Judge Baker was educated at Slnirtleff. from which institution he irr.-id 
nated in 18.14 with the de.ijree of A. I'.. In isss the (le,u:ree of LL. h. 
conferred upon him by his Alniii Mater, -\fter graduation he read law 
for two ye:v.-s in liis f"alhin'"s ollice. w;is adnulied to llic i'ar ia l.*-."!*). when 
he removed to Cairo. 111., and entered upon the practice of his profession, 
residing in that city for over forty years. He served one term as City At- 
torney, an.i w.",s Mayor of Cairo in 1.S04 and isr>."». In h. isi;;*. he w.-is 
elected Circuit Judge to fdl a vacancy, and was re-elected to the Circuit beiicii 
in IST.*?. 1ST!> and l'.S,"». Upon the organization of the Appellate Court in 
1>77. he was assijLnied liy the Siipieme Court to be one of th<> three 
.ludges of the Apiiell.'ite C^ourt for the Fourth District, and was re-.assigne.l 
to «.nih ( I'm (' fi)i- tile terms nf three ye;irs. beirinniii.i,' !:■. .Imiic, 1s7!i. .'iinl 


June. 1882. In 1885 he was transferred by the Supreme Court to the Ap- 
pellate Court for the Second District. 

I^pon the death in .Tune, 1878, of Judge Sidney Breese, of Carlyle, Clin- 
ton Co., one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of Illinois, he was ap- 
pointed by Gov. Shelby M. Cullom to fill the vacancy of eleven months 
tbereliy occasioned. In .lune. 1888, he was elected by the people of the 
First Supreme Court District by a majority of over .3.100. to be a .Justice of 
that Court for a term of nine years. 

Judge Baker comes of old patriotic Itevnluntionary stock. His paternal 
great-grandfather was a private soldier in the Connecticut Line, and died 
of hardships and exposure at Valley Forge, and his father's maternal grand- 
father was captain of an American privateer during the war for independence. 

In politics .Judge Baker has always been a Republican, his first vote, in 
1856, being for .John C. Fremont for President and Wm. H. Bissell for 
Governor, and he has voted for every Republican candidate for Governor 
from that day to this. 

He was married in 1864 to Miss Sarah Elizabeth White, eldest daughter 
of Capt. John C. White. He has five children, two sons and three daughters. 
His eldest son, David .Jewctt Baker. Jr.. is a First Lieutenant in the Twelfth 
United States Infantry: and .John White Baker, the younger, is a practicing 
attorney in Cairo. The eldest daughter, Mary B. Galiger, lives at Gaines- 
ville. Tex., and Margaret and (Genevieve F. reside at home with their 
parents. In 1807 Judge Baker removed to Chicago. 

"MOIiN C. BOWI^JAN. ...--. xew York. 

"^.JOHX C. CROW^DER. .-.--- Liberty Prairie. 

Was born in Tennessee, .January 21, ISoO. Died at Liberty Prairie, No- 
vember 17, 1853, of consumption, superinduced by too close confinement to 
his studies at Shurtleff College, where he -vAas jireparing himself for the 
ministry of the Cumberland Presbyterian CluircJi. He vras a wonderful 
mathematician, l^rillianl and origin;il as a writer, and possessed natural skill 
as an artist. 

*1 GEORGE GILBERT. . - - - - (Upper Alton.) 

*vREV. DAVID M. HOWELL. ... - - (Mascoutah.) 

*y.JOHN R. IvEACH. ------- (Carrollton.) 

*JOSIAH WALKER PRESTON. . . . - - Chicago, 111. 

Was born at Warsaw. N. Y.. on the 31st of August. 1832, and came W^esl 
with his parents wlien six years of age. They settled in Aurora, 111., where 
he lived until he came to Shurtleff College. At the close cf his college days 
he wont to Oregon, where he resided several years, being employed in the 
office of his brother, John B. Preston, who was at tbat time Surveyor-Geii- 


eral of the Territory. Tteturniiifi to Alton, he m.inifd .Miss I'mm.i Clawsotl. 
oldest (l;nislit<'r of L. .1. C'law.sou. 

Ill lNt;i lu' nMnov(>(l to Chicapo, wiuTe ii." Im'cmiih' very ■iiroininciii in eoiii- 
niorcial cin-los, boinsj rro.sldcnt <if tiio Hoard of Trndo diirinn the most 
oventfni pt^riod of its history. '•Out of the ashes of the preai ronl1aj;ralifi:i 
of ISTl 'Miicago's mart of trathe rose rhoenix-lilce. a lieaiitirnl moimmriit 
of hi.? devoted energy." Diirinj; the e.\citemeiit folh)\viii>; tlie fire of tliat 
year Mr. Preston never lost faitli in the fntnre of (MiioaRo, and before the 
ruins of the Chamber of Comnierfe were sutlicieiitly eool for workmen to 
attempt the recovery of tlic j^rain receipts and other valiinliles linricd be- 
neatli the criimhlinp walls, ho i)rovided quarters for the Hoard on Canal 
street, and commenced Inisiness liefore many of its members liad recovered 
from the shock. 

He was a man of ni/iiriiiiiccnt iircscnct'. full of kindly iiiipulse*. ^rt nernn.s 
to a fault, and beloved by all who knew him. His well-rounded character 
was above reproach. He was a man of and sunny temperament, who 
made and retained friends everywhere. .Mr. rnsron's useful and eventful 
career was brought to a sudden close in the ')'Ai\ year of his ajxe by ,1 stroke 
of apoi)Iexy May 10. IH80. Mrs. Preston afterward removed to California. 

t.I.VMES E. TANDY. ( Hoi'l^iii-^viih-.i 

HON. .JOHN :\r. WOODSON. - - mi Olive St.. St. I.oujs, .Mo 


♦t(;EORrjE M. ATWOOD. .... . . (Alton. 1 

t.T.XMES W. BAILEY. lAlton.i 

*ARAHEL BROWN. Irvini;. about ^f<M. 

♦EVEN cr.\XIN(HTAM. - - (Brighton.* I>icd in Ore;ron ab;.ut ISCT. 

ALBERT ESTABROOK. . - . . - . Raymond. 

Born in Liberty Prairie. Madison Co., 111.. September l.";, 1S,'{0. workins 
on the farm until the fall of lS4it, when he entered Shurtlcff. In ilie sjjrinj; 
of 1S.")0 he made ati <nerland trip to Californi.a. with liis older bnitlier ;iiid 
two other companions, beinp 12ti days on the way .uid suffering: many hard- 
shijts. He remained in California, followinc various occupations, such as 
milling, freiirhtim;. etc.. for four years, wiien he returned home vi.i Panama 
and New Orleans, making the trip in iwenty-si.x d.iys. lie mcm .arier re- 
moved to Iowa, where he w;is fur a time interested in a saw mill ami L'en- 
eral st(tre. A yt'ar l;iter he settled at I'l;iitcvillc. Wis., licin*^ married In That 
city .Fanuary. 1S.">7. to .Miss S:ir:ili P.voii.cly. ;ni(l continuing his mercantile 

.\ft(>r ten years Ik^ loc.-iieil in (tnialiM. wImtc he freitrlued and hauled 


supplies for the Union Pacific Ry. Here his wife died, and he went to Lan- 
caster Co., Neb., locating a homestead on the site of the city of Lincoln. He 
followed farming in the West for several years, but in 1874, seized with 
an irresistible longing for a home in his dear native State, he returned to 
Illinois, settling on a farm in Montgomery Co., near Raymond, where he 
expects to spend his reinaining days. 

He was married in IM'.it to Miss Clara King, a Madison Co., (ill.) girl. 

*GEOKCE I. FOSTER, Ph. B. . . . . - Tecumseh, Neb. 

"Was born in Haddam. Conn., February 2.'). 1.S27. At the age of five, he 
moved with his parents to Illinois, where he grew to manhood on his 
father's farm near Monticello Senunary at Godfrey. 'At the age of 20, he 
enlisted in the war Avith Mexico, serving sixteen months. Soon after his 
leturn he entered Shnrtlefl" College, graduating witli the class of 1854. 

In 1856 he removed to Minnesota, where he remained two years and 
where he was married to Lovina J. Pierce. In the fall of 1858 he, with 
his wife, returned to Illinois, settling in .Terseyville, where he was engaged 
in teaching and surveying until 18S5, when he went West and located on a 
farm near Tecumseh, Neb., where his death oceiu-red September 15. 1886. 
Mr. Foster was converted at an early age, uniting with the Baptist Church. 
For many years he taught the Bible class in the .Terseyville Baptist Sabbath 
(School. He left a wife and five children. 

*tBYRON L. GREGORY. - (Whitehall.) 

*tMATTITEW GRIFFIN. ....-- (Fayetteville.) 

REV. .TOSEPHUS BRADFORD HOPPS. - - - Wilsonton, Kan. 

Born July 22, 1822, in the Province of New Brunswick. AVhen about 21 
years old he went to sea, as was the habit of many of the "Blue Noses." 
After traversing the rolling waves for a couple of years he removed to Illi- 
nois, where he engaged in farming. Ere long he felt a calling to fit himself 
for the ministry. After two years of hard study in Shurtleff he went with 
his bosom friend, David Howell, to St. Clair Co., 111., where he taught schoo: 
for a time and on the 8d of February, 1850. married ?kliss ]\Lary Jane Fike. 

On April 9, 1850. he and his wife and lier fatlier's family started ovei 
the plains in ox teams for California, his intention being to obtain enougli 
gold to enable hiju K\n return and complete his education at Old ShurtletT. 
while his wife .studied at :Monticello. But alas for human hopes! TWenty- 
two years elapsed before Mr. and Mrs. Hopps could return, and the story 
of famine, sickness, deaths and losses on the plains and in tlit- mining camps 
would make interesting reading. He returned eastwjird in 1872. finally locat- 
in Wilsonton, Kan. 

Rev. Hopps has ever tried to uphold Clu-isf as the Savior of men. nnd 
during his residence In Kansas he has organized a Baptist Church in his 


citj-. bolnj? instruiiK'iir.'iI rer-<'ntl.v in flic crcctidii of .-i. licaniiful liousc of 
worship. whi<"h is oiitiicly free f'roiii ili-tit. 

IJEV. JOHN I!. .lACKSnX. I ». 1 >. .-.tjc, Muiiin,. Ave. Ciiic;!;:!). III. 

Was horn NovciuIkt 7. Is'.l'. iic.-ir <':uTnllt(iii. 111.. wImtc he rrsidfil tiiiiil 

tlio fall of \SV.l u licii lie wiMil to SliiirilclT Colic;:)- (o tak4> some special 

stiitlios prcpar.ilnry in a .• misc in sncilicinc. lie eliaiiijed his jilati, howt-ver. 

eoncludini: to take llu' full classical course, which lie coiiipl(*.ei: in lS."i."). 

Having inciinv liile h«'en converted diii-in,i; a series of juiweifiil revival 
nieetin.ixs <-iinilii(ied liy liie .< I, Itraicd i;ider .I.i.mIi Kn:iii]i. yonn.i,' .lackson 
deci(h>(l to devote his life to the Lord's set \ ice. OnlMiiied ]ins!oi- <d' tiie 
Bai>tist Churcii at \'ii(l"ii. 111., in Noveinhcf. lS'i.">. he continued to s(>rve th:il 
church until ISf.o. when he entered the Kochester. (.\. V.i Semi- 
nary, liis class hoiufi tlie tirst to take the extended (three years) course. He 
18(i7. when he went to Chica.i.'o to cn^ajre in work for the l{ai)tist rnioii 
hocanie pastor .it Alliion. N. Y.. in .May. ISC:',. rcmainin.i: the:.- ,<iitll .Iann:ir;.. 
Theoloiiical Seminary, wliich ojieii;'!! with a I'lill cuursi' of stinly tli(» fol- 
lowing' October. In ili;il instiliitinn he w ;is for sDnie yi-ars !'rofess,ir of 
Church History. 

Upon resiiiniiii;' this nositien in ISTo. in' w;is offered the chair of .New 
Testament Kx(>:j:esis in Shurileff. and at ilie same lime a professnrship in 
the oUl I'liiversity of ('hicatiu. After careful consideration both pioJYers 
were decl■!';•;^ Mr. Jackson's healtli havin.s; hpcome enfeebled. For a (luarter 
of a century he has not been able to eni^auc in active work where fidl 
service would be reijuired. altiionixh at two different times he served ihe 
University Place uiow Mem i--i;il) Clinrdi as actini: ]):istor- I'elieved of the 
burdens to some extent; and was for over live years i)astor of the Hyde Park 
Baptist (^liurch. preacliinu ou^v oiue each Sunday. 

*.TAMES IJ. KAY. M. I >. - - - - (Payson.i Henver. in IMU. 

*.TOHX W. KM:!:I.A.\1>. . . . . . (Jri^r-sville. in ]<[>:,. 

♦KORKIIT LKMEX. ------- Cnllinsvillc 

HORACE J. LOOMIS. . - - . 4 pitkin Place. Pueblo. Coio. 

A proiuincnt ^^>stern educator, h.ivinjr moved ^Vest for the ])urp(ise <>f 
repralninc his liealfh. in which he was successful. He has si>;'nt many years 
in New .Mexico, having been instrumental in buildinjr up the T«'rritorial Nor- 
mal Scliool at Silver City, one of the best educational institutions in the West. 
Mr. Loomis recently removed to Pueblo. Colo., where he is en;;a;:ed in 

*P.EN.IAMIN MASON. --.-.-- Carr.illinu. 

The (ddest son nf l>i-. Ceo. B. Mason, late of Creeiu' Co.. 111.: fnrmerly of 


Lancaster, (larrard Co., Ky., whero Benjamin was born in the year 1831. 
Tlie family settled on a farm about ten miles east of Carrollton, in April, 

After some time spent In study at Shurdeft' College, he read law, after- 
"ward locating in Coiorado, where he remained for several years, being Judge 
■of the Miners' Court in the Black Hawk District. In the spring of 18G2 he 
returned to Illinois, entering into a law partnersliip with Hon. H. C. 
Withers, of Carrollton. In 1864 he warmly supported Lincoln for the 
Presidency. He was a brainy man, and proA-ed himself capable of filling 
responsible positions. He died suddenly at Carrollton October 27, 18<>9. 

*REV. .TOHN EVELAIID MOORE. A. M. - - - - Maysville, Mo. 

Baptist clergyman. Ordained August, 1S.j4. I'astor, Brigliton, 111., 1854; 
Woodburn and Bunker Hill, 111., 1854-50; Auburn, Kan., 185G-G2. Member 
Kansas Legislature, lSGl-02. In U. S. Militarj Service, 18G2-GG. Pastor at 
Woodlnirn, 111., 18G6-G9; Perry, 111., 18G9; Maysville, Mo., 18G9-T5. Died De- 
cember, 5, 1875. 

*lREZIN H. C. NOEL. - (Winchester.) 

*KOBERT N. RATTAN. . - . - (Upper Alton.) Richmond, Va. 

Was born April 15, 1834, in Tireene Co.. 111. His father, Merrill Rattan, 
was of a family very prominent in the pioneer liistory of the couuiy. He 
went West in 18.54. without completing his course at Shiirtleff.. He won 
considerable celebrity as a scout in Colorado, being familiarly known among 
the Indians asi "The (grasshopper." At the breaking out of the Rebellion 
he volunteered in a Kansas regiment, was captured somcAvliere in Tennes- 
see, and died of starvation in Llbby Prison in 18G4. 

♦MARCUS LINDSAY TUNNELL. . . . - Rockdale, Tex. 

Son of Jesse and Mary G. (Parker) Tunnell; was born near Glasgow, Ky., 
February 7, 1831. After leaving Sluirtleff lie was married in Winchester, 
111., February 7, 1853, removing to Texas, where he was iby turns teacher, 
lawyer, physician amd preacher. He studied law with Hon. Ashbel Smith, 
of Galveston. He served in the Confederate army for four years. 

Mr. Tunnell died in the fall of 1887. He was of Huguenot ancestry. In 
religion a Methodist, baptized by immersion. 


REV. GEORGE W. S. BELI;. ------ Tallula. 

Served during the Civil War, being mustered in as First Lieutenant of 
Company F, Twelfth Kansas Infantry, being afterward promoted to the Cap- 
taincy of the same company. Has for many years been engaged in the 
w^ork of the Gospel minislry, and is now pastor of tlie Baptist Church at 


REV. SAMFKI. lUSHOl'. A. ^[.. .M. I>. 
All Mrdcnt rrdliililtiniiisi. 

t\\ II.I.IA.M I.. IIT-N\. 


(Si. Louis, Mo.) 

.F.\Mi:s w. i.i:\i:Ki;i"r. .\. w. - - - (Jrirs.-i. st. cinii- (■<-.. .Mo. 

Allcr Icaviiii;- SlmillctT ('ollciri'. In- irrniliinli-il .it .\i:iilisi»ii mow Col- 
gatt') rniviM'siiy. llaiiiiltoii. \. V.. ainl tlicii hi' taiiy:lit scIkkiI for a iiuiiilitT 
of jvars, afrorwanl oditiii}; a lunvspapiM- m Hla<k Kivcr Falls. Wis. Three 
years later he en.^ra^ed in the Imuher bnsiness. in wlildi he cnntiinieil for 
eighteen jears. at Iforton. Kan.. Sioux I'alls. S. 1».. and Sabciha. Kan. lie 
is at present eimajicd in fruit l';irniinL: .ii <;rie-.rl. Mo. 

'WILLIAM LEVERETT. . . . - . I'.uiion. .\d.inis Co. 

His youth was spent on his fatlier's laini in .\dainv Cn., ill. Coavi-h.d .-it 
an early age. he deterndned to devote his lile to the «;ospel niinisiry. lie 
was faithful, nioiU'st and ocniscieniions. In the snniiner of iv.'.l. .irirr his 
first and only year at Shurtleff, he contracted cholrra on ijie siciinhoat. while 
returnin.g to his home. an<l died soon afterward. 

*TIIOMAS E. :sirI>().\.\Ll>. 

{.l.icUsonvilie.i SiocUion. Cal.. in ^'^<S7^. 

CAPT. (WLVIX A. PEASE. - - CI.") S. Sixth St.. Sitriii.-li<dd. 

Born in Orleans Co., N. Y., NoviMnher .Jo. ISiiT. His luiicnts' f.iniily. nine 
in all. cani(» West in 1834, laudin.g al .Vlton in November, of iliis lar.ire famil.v 
only one survives, Mrs. Lydin I'e.ise-I'riTchetr. of .lerseyville. As ;i lad 
he attended tlie school of "l-'ailici' Loomis"' in rjiper .Vlton, and some ye;irs 
later completed half of the classical course in Shnrlleff ('(dle,ire. 

Since then he has spent about twenty years in teachin.L'. served tliree 
years in the Pnion army dnrinij: llie Kebellion. ilie I'cmainder <d" his lif(> 
havin.g been devoted to mtMcaniile inirsnits. iiiiiil l.'^M. wlieii hi' com- 
pelled to retir" from more active life. oMin.u to ilie iutiriniiies of .lue. air- 
gravated by army life. 

A member of the liaptist Clmrcji for tifty-si.x years. Ciiii. I'e.ise has 
spent about forty in Sunday School work, endeavoring to tlie children 
under his intiuence to a higher life in thought ami practice. He was married 
April 2, 18.">9. and has seven diildren. all grown. 

*REV. (JEORdE ABEL PEASE. A. P.. . . . . I'.iirbury. Xel). 

Older brother of Calvin A.; was liorn .lune L\ l.s.'.o. ;ii o.iU or.h.ird. 
Orleans Co., N. V. His parents i-enioved to Ipper .Mion in l.s:U. and .•ifter 
ward to . Jersey Co.. 111., where he attended tlie eommnu schools. In M.-irch. 
1S."»L he entered SlmrtletT Coliege. .ind in ilie following three iiionlhs made .-i 
yt'ar's piMgress. Being nn.ible to aiiend colle.ire c<inlinuotisly. he t.anght 
.school for a lime and pursued liis siudies al home, linally completing ilie 
course in LS.'tC. He eniered ilie ministry ihc following .November. ;ind was 
for three years i);istoi- of the B.-ijuisi chinch ai old Berlin. 111. His voice 


failing, he was compelled to turn his attention to other pnrsuits. In May, 
ISoO, he -was married to Miss Mattie Anne Locke. He served a short time 
as a volnnteer in the Union armj'. 

His constant desire was to preach, and in 1S71 he re-entered the ministry, 
but after a year at Stonington and one at AssnmplJnn. 111., his voice again 
failed and he finally left the ministry. March 4. 1878, he removed to Fair- 
bury, Neli., engaging in mercantile pursuits with fair success. 

Mr. Tease's consistent Christian character impressed itself upon tlie com- 
munities where he lived. He filled various local ottices of responsibility, his 
judgment being held in high esteem. He was an enthusiastic student of 
Latin and Greek, and in his last years enjoyed reading the New Testament 
in the original. His death occurred March 4, 18S1». sixteen years to an liour 
from the time he first settled there. 

*JOHN G. rOTTS. ------ Wincliester. in 1895. 

*tRKV. WILLIA:\r KOl-iEIlTS. ----- (Upper Alton.) 

'HENRY C. SPEAKS. ------- Tallula. 

Was born August 21, 18o2, on a farm near '{"alliiia. Menard Co., 111., wliere 
his youth was spent, attending the district school in winter and doing the 
work of a farm hand in the summer. He was converted in the winter of 
1S48-0, uniting with tlie (Mary's (4rove Baptist Cliui'ch. of wliicli lie was a 
consistent and faithful member until his death. lie served the Churcli fur 
many years in tlu> various positittns of Heacoii, Clerk, Treasui-er and Super- 
intendent of the Sunday School. 

Mr. Spears attended ShurtlelT for about eigliteeu iiuintlis. He was united 
in marriage January 12, 1854, to .Martha 11., daughter of Kev. .T. L. Turner. 
a Baptist minister. 

In August, 18(52, he volunteered as a soldier in the late Avar, serving about 
a year and a half in the One Hundred and Fourteenth Illinois Volunteer In- 
fantry, when he was honorably discharged. He died on the Kith day of 
November, 1862. honored and respected by all Avho kn(Mv him. and in full 
hope of the life beyond. 

*tSlMON J. STOOKEY. - - - (Centerville Station, St. Clair. Co.) 

EEV. CYRUS F. TOLMAN, D. D. - - G9 Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. 

District Secretary American Baptist Missicmary ITuion. 
JOHN W. TRABUE, ]\I. D. ------ Butler. Mo. 

JAMES J. TRUSCOTT. - - - Benjamin, Knox Co., Tex. 

*EDWARD G. TURNER. - - - - Denmark. la.. Al)out 1887. 

Came to ShurtlefT College from Quincy. 111. ISIarried Miss Carrie Taze- 
well, of Upper Alton. afterAvard removing to Denmark, la., where most of 
the remainder of his life Avas spent. His Avife and a married son siu-vive, 
the latter living in Indianapolis, the former in Burlington, la. 



Pl.ATH "A." 

, Albert Estabiook. 49- 
2 •John Freeman. 43- 
, .teorfie I. Foster. 49- 
, David Rankin. 5^, 
5. Albert C. Keenc, 5« 
♦ Deceased. 

6 Fdwatd C. ..UK-.. '5^ 

7 Ebene/er\\l>'tnc>. <•> 
»■ Robert H Sii.itb. 5S 

.J •James W, Hell, s. 

I'.lw.ud Ki'duers. '57- 
, .'Nicl.olabA.Boyer. 57 
',,. Uenrv A. War. .e, 56- 
, S S Olinstead. 03. 

\l Sa.....el ]. 4/ 
7 GeofRe 1). Thomas, ja. 


VLKONAUI. A I. A MS i i l.nll.y. Mmssj 

MAMKS W. i:i;i,I.. I'h. l;. . ,)„ ^mv t.. Sl. L..uis. Mu. 

linrii in Sjiii-MiiKiii Cu.. 111.. S. piniilici- js. IM'T. liviii- wiili his pniciiiN 

on tho farm uulil ninrin- Slmi-tli'lT Collc^:!-. ( IrMdiLitiiii.^ in iln- scii'iitilic 

C'()ursi> ill 1S."»:{, hi' id.iU clMrjic of ili(> I'otcrslim- lli-li Si-liu..l. holdiiitr lliis 

poslriou until ilic ( ivil ^\■.■u• lirdkf out. wiicii In- ciilisifd in CuMiii.inv I". 

Oui> Ilnndrod and Fourteenth Illinois Inrantry. serviui;- wilh disiinctinii until 

taken shk in liie vicinity of N'icksltnr,-. and ordered to the Imsiiiial near St. 

Louis. .Mo. lledi"d on liie way. NoveiidK'r 11'. INt;."!. his remains lieini; brott^'hl 

home and l.iid to icsi in Die Inioii Cemetery. 

Some years hofore liie w.w. .Mr. I'.ell \\;is married to .Mary K. I'arley. 

tluve ehildreii ln-inji- horn to liieni. llnrarc i:., uf ( 'iiiea.u«>. and .Mrs. Lillian 

Hamilton, of Delhi. 111., survivin,:;. 

A loyal soldier, a uood citizen and ;i lirm iiclicver in llic rcliiiion cd' .Icsus 

Christ, dyin.u- triunip]i;intly in the f;iilh that saves tlie soul. 

*tKr»AAI\ .1. HKMKNT. 
*.TA\:ES li. UEKNAKI). 

iChcsterlield. M;n-i.u|iin Co i 

-((.iuiiicy.i St. .loscpli. .Mo.. .Iul\. iN'.tT. 

*ALEXAXI)EU X. CIIOWDEU. . . . . . r.altimore. .Md. 

liorii in Illinois March 2, 1832. Ilemoved to r.aliiiiuiri' in iscd. w liere he 
enya.iied in the jrrocery business, t-ontinuin.i:- tlie same IHr oNcr iliiriy ye;irs. 
He died id' lieart disease .laiiuary 2."). 1S'.>7. leavinu a u idow auil 
itfowii children. 



KE\'. lIE.MiV U'lllEK FIELD. .V. .M.. I'.. D. - - Kalam.i/.n,.. .Mich. 

Was l)(U-n .M;iy 8, 1833, on a farm .Xnrlli S|irin.ulicid. \"l. His pifpar- 
atory education was roceivi'd at l^'ranklin C(ille.i:i'. Ind. lie entered Sliurtleff 
in the f;ill of ls.")l. urjidu.atin,::' Ifom the classical coitrse in ls.">T. lie .also 
completed the llieologieal course in .htne. ISC.S. and p.isior ;ii .M.-nntoket:!. 
la., 18(iS-7n. He was married to .Miss .Mary L. Sc.iver. .Iniie 2:i. lNf.!>. 

Later he enjiaged in missionary work umler the auspices id" the .\merican 
Baptist Fuhlication S(H-;ety: was A;:'ent (d' Shurtl(>fl' CoIle.ue fur .i yen-, aisn 
teaehinj: school in I'pper .\llon for a nuiniicr (d'^. His p.istoiates h.-i ,e 
incluiled West Point. I:i.. .\(dxi>mis. 111., .lud Kaidoul, 111. 

He was .-iciively;i'd in I lie Fnited Slates .Milit.ary service durini: ilie 
entire Civil War. a lirilliani rec(n-d ;ind litially liec(uninu- .M.i.jiir nf the 
One Hundred and 'rwentyd'i>.iri h Illinois Ue.uMinent. .\m. \nlunte<'rs. 

*.I(>IIX I'lELD. A. I'-. - Ossa waltiinne. .Inly :'.. IN'.Ci. 

After ,:ir;iduatin.ii- from Sluiiticff in .lune. is.'i.'.. he lau-lit schcnd in Sprim:- 


ticld. Ill , for t\\o years; arti'rwanl at I'leasaiit I'lains. 111., Jasper ("ity. Iiul., 
and Wellsville, Kan. 

VllOV. EBEXEZEK :MAKSH, A. M.. Ph. D. - - - Upper Alton. 

A. M. Harvard University; Pli. D., University of (ioettingen. Student in 
Graduate Department, Harvard University, lo52-3. Student at Heidelberg 
and Goettingen, 1853-55. Hunter Lecturer on Chemistry. Geology and Mmei- 
alogy, ShurtlefC College, 185!;-(')::;. Chemist and Druggist. Altoi^ and Upper 
Alton, 1863 to date. 

JAilES MINEIt, M. D. - - - - - ^ Winchester. 

Was born in Winchester, ill., January l(i, 1835. Alt-nded S!'i;rt\^ff C(j1- 
lege, 1851-54. (iradualed at Jcllerson Medical (JoUege. Philadelphia. I'a., 
class of 18G1. Commissioned Surgeon April. 1802. by Gov. lates. to go to 
Shiloh. September, 18C.2, commissioned First Assistant Surgei-n. One Hun- 
dred and First Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry. 

Member Morgan Co. Medical Society, Illinois State Medical Society and 
American Medical Associalion. 

*tLlAIXGFIELD ^lOKE. A. M., M. I). - - - - (Upper Alton.) 

fLUCIUS M. OLDEN. ..--.- (Woodburn.i 

tG. S. POMEKOY. ..----- Kiuincy.* 

WILLIAM M. POTTS. ------- Whitehall. 

M. B. IIOBIXSON. ------ (Edwardsville.j 

PvEUBEN H. WEEKS, A. M., B. I). - - - (Not traced to date.; 

Was born in Schenectady, N. Y.. September, 1833. CGii\erted aud bap- 
tized at Canton, 111., in 1848. Took his preparatory course of study at 
Shurtleff, entering in-esliman Class of Madison University (now Colgate) in 
1853, graduating in 1857, and from the Theological Dept., in 1859. :Married 
Miss Samantha Keed. of Cortland, N. Y., September 12. 1859. P-istor of 
Baptist Church in Monticello, Minn.. November, 1859. afterward holding 
pastorates at Henrietta, Carlton and Sand Lake, X. Y. 
tPAIiKER J. WHITXBY. .-..-. (Boston, Mass.) 


A\'. C. CALI>\VELL. -...--- Loami, Sang;jmon Co. 

*-?nOF. (JEOPiGE BOAKDMAX D0IK4E, A. M. - - Upper Aitnu. 

He Avas born at Jerseyville. 111., February 27. 18b f. Entered Shartleft' 
Preparatory Depr. in 1S51, becoming an active member of the Juvenile De- 
bating Society. During tlie four years of his college course he was aji active 
member of the Alj)ha /eta Society, only college classmen being permitted at 
this tim(> to join tlie regular literary society. He graduated Avith tlie degree 


of A. I>., in 1S."(T. Id'iivcrcd tlic .M;is|fr"s Oniiimi nnd n ci-ivrd ilic (lci,'i-,'( 
(il A. M. ill l.V(i(». 

I'nif. Ddd.irc I.-ni.ulil Inr niiii' .vc.-irs in tlic iiisiitiitinii lUr <lc;ir nml duuil' 
Jit .iMcksiiiivillt'. Ill Oil ilic IMli id' July. iSdT. In' wjis iiianii'd at ciiy 
U) L(ird Kiiiirslnir.\ . He tlii'ii lau.irlii in ilif piililic scimrds id' ("mtralia, 
111., uniil l>7n. wlu'ii In- ai-rculi'd Ilii' im.<itiuii id I' nC SluirtlidT I'l-c- 
p.-ii-.-iioiy I »( p.iiiiiu III, hnldiiiiLj tills posili.iii lor iwidvc yrars. .•iflcrward Ikmiij^ 
iiiadr I'liniipal id' tlif LittT.iry I >('i»;iriiiit'nt of Wynian In.-;tltnto. 

In l.ssCi he ri'ast'd t'.Midiiiii; and went inia tin- n-al rstatc liu.siiit'ss in Si. 
Louis, in wliicdi ln' was cimiincd .it tin- time id' liis dcatii. Ki ii;-.;ary 7. IMU. 

Prof. I>odj;c a in;ij;iiilircnt spii-inn'ii id' syinnirtrir;il Clirisiian man 
liDod. Till' studmts 'i:id<cd ujuin liiin as a nuidid to iinil.'iic His stronf; and 
ji't-nial iii'i sdiialily liad ili;' nuiSi wludcsunu' inllmnrc npnn Il-f iivi-s of aP 
w>.li wliiiin lu' assiic-iatrd. and he led liis inipils to lidtiiT idtals. in>pirin;: tin ni 
to tlicir liijilu'st ciTorls to nalizi' ilu'ir lu'si. Hr a in.-in id rar;' rxcrntiv, 
aliility. and wondcrlnl powi'j- as iraclnr .-iiid lin.incicf. Km- iiiany ycir.s 
prior to his death Treasurer ol' SliurtUdt Cidlejie and tlie Ipper Alinn li.ip 
tist ('linreli. he was also tlie rriuisilory id" many other trusts. 

Fidtlitv to diilv ilic kev-iuitc of his rii.irjieler. 

*EIAVAIfl> l>()KSi:V. 

T.OYAL ]'. (;U1SW()L1>. 


tW. B. LOOM IS. 
*UEV. TUrM.VX S. LOWE. A. 15. 

I'piier Alt lit. 



K'.-irndliuii i 

Bhionditdd. la. 


I''ri elilllL'. 

rohdeii. .I.iimarv. 1""^4. 

KEY. .lOSEl'lI (". MAl'l.E. I>. 1». . - - - . Tienimi. M... 

"Was horn Xoveinlier 18, Uli'^, in Ouenisey Co.. o., and ai the ;i;:(' nf ■'■ 
came to Teoria Co.. 111., with his parents. Wlieii he had ;:rowii to y.uini; 
manhood he entered Sluntletf CoHejre to I'l himself for his lil'v'-wnrU. jrr:>'- 
eatin;; in the idassieal eonre .Inne. ISoT. and reeeiviuf; the de>rrei' of A. .M. 
in l>':iii. 'I'lie luiiiorary drui'ei' of l>. 1 ». was afterward conferred him 
liy William .lewell ('idlei^e. and also l>y r.aylor I'niversity. Waco. Tex. 

Imiiiidi.-iti ly I'poii his i;r;idiialiuii. Itev. .Majth^ lir-.uMii to iire.-ich in Cape 
(Jir.irdean. .Mo.. In in^' ordained to the otlii-e in Octoher. l."""!?. lie m.i'"- 
ried the livth of Septemlier. IVi.v. to S.irali E .lnden. .Vfter siiemlinu sevcr.a' 
years. -It C.ipr Cir.irde.-iii in ilic dniildc r.ip.niiy ,i[' pasiu- ;ind sidioo] tcacln r. 

J 17 

lie was enlknl in 18(j4, to the pastorate of the Fh-st Baptist Church, Oweiis- 
boro, Ky., entering upon tlie duties of liis new held iu January, 1865. Some 
years later he moved Avestward on aceoaut of his health, accepting the pas- 
torate of the First Baptist Cliurch in Kansas City, Mo. Was afterward pas- 
tor iu Springfield, ]Mo., and again at Cape Girardeau, and was offered the 
Presidency of Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., but declined tlie position. 

He was commissioned ))y the Governer of Missouri to represent the State 
at the World's Exposition, Paris, France. During liis absence he visited 
several other European countries, sending back grapliic descriptions for pub- 
lication in the Central Baptist, of St. Louis, Mo. 

For eight years Dr. Maple was Cliairman of tlie Stale Mission Board of 
Missouri. While pastor at Marshall, Mo., tlie church under his leadership 
erected a house of wor.ship which is one of the handsomest and best build- 
ings in Central Missouri. From Marshall he Avent to Keokuk, la., in the 
fall of 188U. This church had had much to discourage it, but during the 
more than ten years of Dr. Maple's pastorate there has been steady gi-O'wth 
and aAvakening. 

January 1, 1898, Dr. Maple became pastor of the Baptist Church in Tren- 
ton, Mo., his present home. 



Lamed, Kan. 

(St. Louis, Mo.) 





GEORGE D. THOMAS. - - - Thomas House, Belleville. 111. 

General Agent Wilkinson's Matchless Mineral Water of Alabama. 

HON. NATHANIEL WILSON, LL. D., !>12 Farragut Square, Washington, D. C. 

ROBERT S. YOUNG. - - - 100-12 N. Main St., St. Louis, Mo. 

Of the firm of Funsten Bros. & Co., commission merchants. 








(Red Bud.) 


(Sulphur Springs, Mo.) 


tEZRA 1). I».\\IS().\. ...... (Ciovcl.iii.l 1 

*KEV. (JKUUiJi: r. (ilir.LV .\. Nf. IMiilndflphiM. I'm. 

li;i]»tist clcr'^yni; 'I. l''isi(ir.iii's in lllimiis mid Wi-;cniisiii. I >i(v' ;il I'iiil:i 
(I('Ililii;i, r.i.. Aju-ll 'i, 18!iii. 

*ZAC(iii-:rs w ALLiiif noiu:s, a. n. - - - - ipiMi- aiii.h. 

W;is honi in ls.31 ihmi- ("l.iyinii, Adiiuis Ci... 111., ilii- I'.iiiuly aftiTw.-ird 
rt'ii:f>vin;r {v Fnirwcatlicr. wIkm-i' lie \v:is ciiiiviTlcd ;it ilic ;i.uf nf 11. Hi- \\;is 
oajicr for .•ui ('ducMlidii. and :i iioruid of tcachinir at (''•iyt<iii .Vcidciiiy 
("UTU'd (III his sludics at ;ln' sauii- liiiH-. walkiiijr trmii hi.>< limiH' f(Hir iiiilfs 
to till' villa.iTc and Itack every day. His ((iniiii.i;' lo Slmrtlclf Avas lar^iely due 
to the iiiHiieuce nf 1 ir. .Iii<iiis I'.ulUle.w lie graduated in l.vr»7 with the 
honors of hi.s elass. He died nf l.xjilioid fe\er ill Feltriiai'y. ISHS. wa.s linried 
in tlio T'pper Alloii Ceiiielery. wiiere his iiassaiales and lelhiw sindeni>' 
erectiHl a monnuuni to his m.-ninry. 

Tlioil.iih laborin.L; under in.iny dillli-uh ies and d.'pi ndeni alnmsi eniii-ely 
upon liiniself for supiunr, he diii.uently cnli.ivaied his ;;ifls and j;ainod while 
yet a student a fine reputation as a writer, l.olh of essays anil poetry, ^.'iviii;.' 
prouiiso of iJiajiniliceiit achievemenis as a puci. "His intellect was nf a liiirl: 
order, his taste delieate and severe, and his inia.uination rieli and fervid" 
Several roqiio.sts for aiiitles and luteins fin- niau.iy.ines ,ind reviews l.iy uu 
opened on his tahli' at Ilie time of iiis de.ath. 

•KKV. .lOIlX r. L.VWTO.X. .--... Osre.ila. Mc 

AVa.s horn in Ilartland. \'t.. Anunsf l."i, 18JS. After attending: sehool at 
the ueadeiny in his native lown. he came to ( Jrisffsville, 111., in LSol*. soon 
afterward attending' Shurtleff rolh-ge for a time. He was ordained in ilie 
First Baptist Church of (iriii'.iisville. He was ni.irried on the 1st of May. 
18G0, to Miss Mary I'olloek. of tliat city, .soon afterward removing to Kan- 
sas, where he enira;:'ed in work under tin auspices i\f ilie li.iptist Home .Mis- 
sion Sofiety. AVhen tlie Ki^lielliun lirnke (Uit lie iciunicd in Illinois and en- 
listed in file Thin'y-third Kej;iiiieiit Illinois \"(d(inleers. at the cd' the 
war loeatiufi with his family in St. ('lair Co.. .Mn. 

His life was spent in teaehinj; and preaehinjr. Seven years were s]»ent 
as a missionary and teacher in the Indian Territory under the Anieriean 
Home Mission Society. He was a .ufeai Sunday Scluxd worker, and will 
hinu' he rememltered as one of !he pionei'r IJaptisis of the Southwest. His 
de.ith occnrr( (1 at Osceola, .Mo., Octoher 1.1), iS\)i. 

^\\]]AA.\M W.\KIM:.\ I>i:VFlM-:T'r. .... I.itHe Ko, k. Aik. 

A\;is horn in I'piier .Vltoli, .Novemher '2'2. IMl. eldest S(Mi of I'rof. V\':ii- 
reii Leverett. He was a (|niet, tliou;;htfnl lioy. fond of study .-ind it.iriiiul- 
larly apt in mathematics, \\hen oiil.v 17 years of a;r" he ;:iaduated from 
Shurtleff Colleyje in the class of 1S(>(» and afterward tau^xht school at neiVli- 
l) towns, readini,' Ulackstone in his leisure time. 


At the call for vohinteei's in Au,i;iist. 18(i2. he enlisted as a private in 
Company C. One Hundred and TAventy-fourth Illinois Infanrry, Capt. H. L. 
Field. In XoA-ember of the same year, at Camp Donglas. Springfield, Brig.- 
Gen. Brayman made him his confidential clerk. Later on he became Cap- 
tain of a colored company, and served for a time on Gen. Palmer's staff. 
On one occasion. Avliile liiintin.i;- guerrillas in Western Kentucky, he wrenched 
his ankle very badly in clindiing a steep bank. For the next twenty-four 
hoiirs he was obliged to be in the saddle, and Avhen he coiikl have surgical 
aid it was too late to prevent permanent lameness. 

After the war was over he studied law, first with (ien. Brayman in ^-'ipring- 
field. and afterward in Little Itock, Ark., wiiere he was admitted to the bar. 
becoming a very successtul practitioner. He was also Secretary of the 
Cairo and Fulton liy. for some years. On .January .3. ISTl, he was mar- 
ried to Miss "S'iola ]\Iyer. :Mr. Leverett died at his heme in Little Bock No- 
vember 12, 1874. He was a man Avho poss;>ss9d remarkable insight into the 
moral aspect of affairs, was unflinching in Iii.< adherence to riglit, and known 
in business circles as stanch and reliable. 

THOMAS .M. LONG, A. M. - - - - Alton. 

Was born August 20, 1S3(). in Baltimore Co., Md. After his parents re- 
moved to Illinois, he pursued the classical course <jf study in Shui'tleff Col- 
lege, graduating with the class of 1857. He afterward engaged in surveying 
and civil engineering as follows: Surveyor, West District, :Madisun Co., 111.. 
1S58-(J0; City Engineer, Alton. 1800-74: City En,a-in&er, East St. Loui.s, 111.. 
1871-8; County Surveyor, :Madi.son Co., 1870-71; City Engineer, St. .Joseph. 
Mo., 1875-6; Assistant Chief Engineer, I. and St. L. By., and Cairo Short 
Line, 1881-3; City Engineer, Alton, 1882-7; County Surveyor, Buchanan Co., 
Mo., 1888; Chief Engineer, R. L. and AV. B. B., 1880; St. .J. and S. B. B., 1890: 
H. and K. B. B., 1891; K. C, F. S. and S. B. B.. 1892. 

During the Civil War, Mr. Long occupied a iiosition in the Commissary 
Department of the United States army. The degree of Master of Arts was 
conferred upon him l)y Shurtleff in .Tune. 1871. He was married on Decem- 
ber 5, 1871, to Miss :\I. Kercheval. of St. Joseph. Mo. His present head- 
quarters is at Alton, where he is engaged in his profession. 

tJOSEPH McKINNEY. --.... (Jerseyville.) 

tEDGAB MOBRJS. ----.... (Quincy.) 

MOHN W. BANSO:>r. (Upper Alt on. » 

*EBEXEZEB BODGEI^S, .JB., Ph. B.. M. I). - - - Upper Alton. 

Was born Octobet .13, I8;i7, at the old homestead in Upper Alton. He was 

the fourth son of "Father Bodgers." After grar.uating from Shurtleff in the 

class of 1850, he taught schtol east of town for two winters, and tlien took 

up the study of medicine at the Post Medical College, St. Louis, 'Slo., com- 


pletiiiji: tlic course^ whh lidiuir. luii'i!):,' liis siiinnicr v;u-;itiiiiis lie liml licoh 
:issoci;il('(l witli Dr. L.-illiy in r]iiici' Alio., win'i-c lie ciiicn'd iiip.iii ilic itr;ic 
tici> (if Ills iii-(irt'ssi()ii ;iii(l Sdiiii srciiitd :i vor.V larjje piil roiiavi'. He \v;U' 
lU'vt r inarriril, liis dcaili occiirrinu' in ilic |ii"iini' of inanliDdd 

i>uriii- the war lir. Knilncrs was AssisiaiH Surjicun oi' ;lii' I-'.iirlii inl* 
Illinois Inlaiury. his siTviti's in this capacity iirovui^ o.\cfi'.liij;;ly valiiahlc. 
He was a natm-al physician, liis iKiwcr tu (liaj;n(is<» a ea.sp at a ;rlaucc liciiij: 

tMH.TOX II . ST()^V^:. - - ... (Qalucy.) 

yKKV. .1. K. K. TSCIllUCIl. . . . ,si. L<niis.i 


CAi'i-. <;k()U<;k i:. Cl.AVro.X. rcny. Olda. 

Kl'WI.N .\. ("UAM»ALL. ...... I'.Miry. 

*KI-:\'. 1M{.\.\" ('!.'< .M. r.I.LlS. I>. 1>. .... Hrddklyn. N. Y. 

Was lii)i-ii ill lli.nuinspdri. ().. .Inly .".1, I.'^.'IS. in Ins c.irly yonin his faim'r's 
family rcmnvcil to \\'i>o(ll'dV(l Cn.. 111. He canic t:) Slmrtlrll' rnilcui' ""a pear 
boy, with only ril'iy ciniIs in liis pockiM, luit imssrsscd of an all-cdiisiimin;' 
desire to preach ilic Cdsjicl of .[csus Christ." I'.y toilsome. (Ictermineil effort 
he worked his way tlirouuii st>veral years ot stmly at Shinileff Callej^c 
havinj; in 1S()(1-1 wilhinil .tiradiiatinji'. His lirst iiast;irate was at r.riirli*:in. 
111. Later. HldniniiiLiidn. 111.. .Miclriuan .\ve.. ('hica.ii'o. First r>apiist ("linrch. 
Denver, Cold.. Ti-'Miidiit Tciiiplc. Hostoii. Kutaw I'lace. l^.altiiiidre. ;iiid AN'.-ish- 
Inilton Ave.. I'rodklyn, X. V.. successively enjoyed his p.isi iral lai: n-s. 

He died of apopli'.xy .lime 2S. 1S1)7. on which dati' he was atteiidint; an 
ordination service at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Krooklyn. Immediately 
after deliverinji the eliarse to the candidate, he left the ehv.rcl< and rassed 
to the street, where his death oeeurred V;M'y soon afterward, notw itlisiandins; 
the efforts of the uhysiciaii who was sniiiiuniic 1. 

"He was a man of iidsvert'ul physical tr.iine and cdininandin.i;' pi', seiice: 
eoiirteons and genial in his Intercourse with ineii: of .ui ii!> tnis spirit and 
large-hearted sympathy. He drew the lie.-iris ol iiirii tu him wherever h" 
Avent, and held them in the closest bonds df I rii'iulshiii. lie combiiu'd in a 
rare degree the simplicity and gentleness nf the child with the strength ami 
courage of the man. He stood in tlu' froii! r.iiik ol mir linest orators, .'ind 
as a result his services were in const.iiu di'iiiand at diir ii.itioiial gatherings. 
He ])ossessed iintiring energy and an indoinitalile will. Whatevei he did ln' 
dill to the best of his ability: a tireless worker to tlu' very day of Ids de;itli. 
From humblest beginnings he reached the very highest pusiiidii nf iicpnl.i r- 
Ity and iisefuhiess attainable in the r>ai)tisi dencinination.' 

HEXHV FUICK. I llin. I'nlaski Co. 


*TlEV. THOMAS W. GREENE, A. M. - - - Camptonville, Cal. 

Was born in Stamford, Conn., February 10, 1837. of pati'ioiic and God- 
fearinsr ancestry, inheritins; "many noble traits of cliaracter, wliieh by rigi'd 
self-discipline under the direction of Divine grace, developed a noble and 
useful man." In 1838 his father's family came AA'est, settling on a farm 
near Metamora. Woodford Co., 111., where he was eonvei'ted at the age of 
15 and united with the Baptist Church. His youth Avas spent in sever*" 
physical toil. Upon deciding to devote his life tO' the service of God, he 
■entei'ed the Preparatory Dept. of Shurtleff College in 'September, 1854, grad- 
uating in the class of 1800 with second honors. Tie immediatelj^ entered the 
Theological Seminary iu Kochester. N. Y., grniluatin;.;- in 18G3. These years 
of his education were full of struggle and sc^llMlciiinl. desperate conflict and 

His first pastoi'ate was at "S^'inchester. 111., ^^ilere he was ordained in 
April, 18r)4-. On the 15th of November. ISOC). he was married' to Miss ^lary 
lyevex'ett, the older daughter of Prof. AVarren Lcverett. of Shurtleff College. 
"He remained in Winchester until Septembci', ISCT. liaving baptized more 
than sixty ])er.sons. His second pastorate was in Litchfield rrom 18G7 to 
1868. He was compelled by ill-health to abandon this field, removing to 
Lawrence, Kan., wliere he engaged in .iom-nalism. His health having im- 
proved, in 1872 he became pastor at .Tunction City, Kan., then at Fort Scott. 
Kan., and Denver, Colo. In the latter part of 1875 he became President of 
California College at Yacaville, since reuidvcil tn Oakl-iud. Two brief years 
of severe labor for this college oxertaxed liis ^tri'iigth, and mi the 2lM of 
August, 1877, he passed to his reAvard. his death occurrhig at C'amptdiivillc. 
a o.uiet village among the Siei'ras, Avhere in tlie liDuie of dear relatives h<^ 
had been enjoying a t'c-w weclcs" rest. He sleeps in one of Califm-nia's beauti- 
ful cemeteries, far from the home ct" his early life, far from the classic 
halls of Old Shurtleff, whei'e he and his early friend, Frank il. Ellis, strug- 
gled together against fearful odds to secure the necessary i-quipment for 
effectual ministerial service in the Kingdom of Clirist." 

*GEORGE HUNTER. ------- Carlinville. 

Was born in Yorkshire. England, coming to Illinois wiiile yet a lad. After 
spending some time as a dry goods clerk in Carlimille he attended Shurtleff 
College, afterward studying law in Carlinville. being admitted to the bar 
and engaging in practice in that city. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. 
Hunter enlisted as a private iu Company K, Seventh Regiment Illinois 
Yolunteer Infantry, for the three months' service, going on duty at Cairo, 
111. At the end of the three mouths he re-enlisted for the remainder of tlin 
war, as did nearly all the members of his regiment. He was at lengtli com- 
missioned Captain of his company, commanding Company K for over three 
years, always conducting himself as a gallant soldier and an ai)le and effi- 
cient officer. Capt. Hunter served on the staff' of the commander of his 


brigade. Tho Sovciiili TN'.iriiiuMit \v;i>; ••imiiiiii.-illy un duly in tlic Army of llic 

At tho closo (if the \v;ir (';iiil. Iliiiiirr n'siiiiHil llic |U':irii(c df !;iw .-it 
rnrlinvillc, wIkm-c he cMiitiimcil in liis piiircssimi uiiiil iic.-ir llic cud til' lii>< 
life. In IMJ lie \v:is clc-icd ;i uicmiicr of tiic Sratf I'mMrd ol' Kqiializntion. for four ycn's in this capacity. 

Capt. Iliinlcr an oarncst stuth'ui. ami liccanic iiuiic a scliolarly 
Ho was a irood lawyer, an hcmoralih' and useful ciii/.cn. uprijjhi in :ill liis 
dealings, rospectcd and ostovnu'd. He died in l.ST'.t. 'iwo chfldren, now in 
Califoi-nia. survive liini. 


tMAKSH.M.l, W. .lUH.NSUX. .... i Il.iz.-h illc. .Mo.i 

r'EKIH.V 1,. K.W. - - - . I'h.icnix. Ari/.. 

liank prcsidcnl. 

*JAMKS H. M((;riUK. - - (Marissa.i Died in CaliforniM in Isr.T. 

*vIi(>N. CARRY E. .MORE. A. M. . - . . isi. Louis. Mo.' 

For some years a r'ongressman from .\rl<Mnsas. 

*v.JT'I)SOX M. I'EKRY. (Kaiu".' 

tOLnER <>. riTCFIER. - (R.irry.i 

*^[OORE C. F. RAXDOEIMI. _ . - . . . l»elhi. 

Was born in Somers(>t Co.. X. .T.. l>ecenil'cr !). 1n:!4. and conu' West willi 
his parents wlien lie was .1 smnJl boy. .\i ilie ji-c of ir, he was c(mverie<l. 
being baptized into the fellovshii* of ilie I'aplisi Churcli .-it .Terseyville. III. 
by Dr. J. Bullcley, then pastor at that piinl. I'.eing impressi'd wiili Die duiv 
of preaching the (Josjiel. he spent two years in s.iudy ;ii .'^liiii ,ieff College in 
preparation for tlie work, hut his In. ill h failed and he ohliu-en to ah;in- 
don his studies. Since that time he was engaged for a eonsi(h>ral)le period 
in teaching, rhongli he preached sev(>ral tiuu's in the vicinity cf his home. 

April T. ISoS, he was married to Miss i:ie;inor Mi-I>ow. r>oss than ihrei' 
months had elapsed, however, when a sudden .11 tack of eontr,.stion of ilie 
stomach resulted fatally, his spirit ])assing away from earth on .Inly 4. TSri8. 

*tREy. MOSES M. R.VXDOI.IMI. ... (Clinton. 1 

I'ROF. RICILVRI) r. Rn»EK. .\. M. .... IJherty, Mo 

Lived ;ir \Voo<li)urn, I\L-ic<miiiii Co.. 111., at ilie time of entering Shurileir 
College in Septeinln'r, 1S."»4. when 17 years ol age. In IS.'iC. Mr. Kidei- lefi 
college and entered upon the work of teaching, and has followed his chosen 
profession almost continually up to the present tiiu«'. While teaching he 
continued his study with tutors until his course id' work fully ci|U;iled the 
colli'.i;e re(|uiremenls for llie I',ieheloi"s degi'ee. His woiMc in eiuistrnel ive 

English and in the German lan.!inai>e was prosecuted far beyond the ordinary 
college courses in those branches. 

He has always been a snccessfnl teacher, and has great love for the work. 
His experience has been quire varied, having successively occupied the Toi- 
lowing positions: Principal of pultlic scli0!)ls In Illinois twelve years; 
Principal public school at Boonville, Mo., two years; Associate Principal 
State Normal School, Cape CJirardeau. ^lo.. thi-ee years; President Stephens 
CoUeg-e for Young Ladies, Columbia. ^lo., six years; Principal Academic 
Dept., William Jewell College. Liberty, ]Mo., foiirteeu years. This last 
position he still occupies, being also Associate Pi'Ofessor of Latin in the col- 
lege. In 1894 ShurtlefL College coaiferred upon him the honorary degree of 
]\J aster of Arts. 

At the age of Gl Prof. Ilider is still in vigorous healrh, and (teaches with 
no abatement of zeal or zest. His constant associatioii with young people 
has kept him young in his sympathies, and he desires no higher encomium 
than to be called "The Friend of the Boys." The Lord has taken from him his 
entire family, so that his church work antl teaching constitute the sum of his 
eartldy effort. 

fDEWITT C. KOBBINS. ..... . (Chester.) 

tWJLTER S. ROBBINS. ..--... .Chester. > 

*1REY. -JOHN SAWYER. A. M. ..... (Bunker Hill.) 

tS. ^L SIIAAV. .--.-.- (South Union, Ky.) 


COL. JOHN POPE BAKER, Ph. B. .... gt Louis, Mo 

AVas born at Kaskaskia, 111., July 24, l<s:i8. (Graduated from Shurtlefl Col- 
lege in the clas.s of 185<;. Admitted to the liar in 1.S58. Lawyer, Alton, 111. 
Entered Ignited States army ISOl, serving until close of Civil War. Brevetted 
Major for gallantry at the battle of IMeasaut Hill, La., and brevetted Lieu- 
tenant Colonel March Kl, l.Sri.'i. tor meritorious services during the war. 

On November L"». 18Ik». Col. Kaker Avas married to Miss Mary J. Wallace, 
of Springfield, 111. After the war he was stationed in California and Nevada 
In 1882 he was appointed Paymaster of the United States army, having sino--^ 
been stationed at San Antonio, Tex., and various other points. He is at 
present Major and Paymaster of the United States army ar .leffersnn Bar- 
racks. St. Louis, Mo. 

tS. BLAIR. ........ (Louisville.) 

^iSAMUEL S. BOONE. - ..... (Chicago.. 

jNEWELL H. BROWN. ...... (Plainview.l 

tHENRY T. GEERY. ....... (Carrollton.. 


IM.Arh "B." 

1. David C Wilkinson, '63. 

2. Henry Martyn Can , 'fi2. 

3. *Henry O. Hillings, '63. 

4. John H. Boyer. '65. 

5. William E. Bell, '65. 


f). Aidlia C. MrElv.iin, '(>z. 
7. Walter S. D. Smith, Y,2. 
S. E. A. Clement, '63. 
9. John Leverett, "66. 
10. Elliott Hreese Glass, '65. 

11. Amos E. Benbow, '64. 

12. Robert Gibson, 'fi4. 

13. Frank M. Coard, '65. 

14. Lorin G. Catchpole, Yi<i. 

15. Otis E. Miller, >/>. 

t(>. llorarp Bernard, "(15. 
17. John J. W. Place, '(14. 
is. Edwin B. Miller, '«>. 
iij. John E. InKhain, 'Mi. 
20. 'Edward Q. Urainblc. "65. 

.tiim;!-: wim.iam !•.. cii.iiKirr. 

(iiv N;iii..ii,il r..iiik nid-.. (".•liru. 111. 

i:i)\VAKI> CI.AKK .IA\li:S. A. M., M, It. ritl"T Alton. 

It. nil .Kiiuiisi L's. is::."., in .MIiMiiy. N. V. .Mnvnl W<'sl willi his p.-ii-ciil.-; !ii 

viivly yoiuli. Ijiicrcd SlmrllcH ('ullcuc in St'iiIcnilMi-. l.v.'.d. ;ri';iiin;itin.i.' wiii' 

tlu' cl.-iss (if is.'iT. « '«in.i)l<'l('(| tlic ritursi' ;ii llic ( "(rllciic (if I'liysici;ins ;inil 

Snrj;v(>ns. New V.irk Ciiy. in .\i.iriii. ISd.".. 

On itccfniliiT ."!. lSt;s. I »r. .hinics \\;is niarrird :ii i'.ri.Liiilnii. 111., lu .Miss 
Si' .M.-irii- Knusi in.-in. lie sn.iii ;iriiT\\;niI cnli'i-fil npun llir pr.-ni ire .if 
his prorcssiiin in rpprr .Midii. \\ hrrc lie Ikis ri'iii;iliicil cxcr siiii !• 

■i-.I. (I. .lOXKS. 

tD. I>. I.KACII. - . . - 

.lOSKIMI H. I.i:>'i:\. I'll. H. 

iMtr.KKT s'r.MXTox im;mi..\. I'h. i; 


'='rii()M.\s .\. SI. .\'n:u. 

KoliKKT I*.. SMI'llI. I'll. r.. 

WILLIAM i:i)\v.m;i> WKr.i;. 

Iron nicrchnnt. 

*;it(ii'i:K'r li:slik \\i:r.i'. 
•;ui:rHi;x i:. wirr.Moui:. 

(< ;ri.a,u>\ ilI'M 

I itrllcx iHc.l 
( iiliin.-viilc.i 


( \\ ipiidlinrn.i 

iIppiT All in. 1 

K.nis.-is ( "iiy. Mo. 

( J.llVfSlnn. Tr.X 

Shcrniiin Ilonsp. ( 'hiciuo. Ill 
Loins Chill. X.'w ^ ork ("ity. 

llppiT Alloll.l 

( .\IoiUlon\ illf.i 

.lOIIX W. .\.MISS. 

HKXKV c. r..\Kxi;s 


(Si. L<i\iis. Mo. I 

REV. ]•:. ('. M. lUHXHAM. ..... Khodfs. I.i. 

\V;is ixirn in ('hristi;in. Mii-h.. Xovcinlin- '.i. l.s.'IS. nf I",ii,i:lisli i);in'ni;i;;i'. 
Ilis 'imi'cnts liotii dii'd w Iumi lir \\;is .1 l.oy. :ind his cniy lilc \v;is one of 
constnut stniirtrh' .'iniid nnl .ivoi-.ilih' snii<inn(liii.L;s He w.i- cniivcrtcd .-il 
(inlncy. 111., .-it tln' :i.u(i of l.'i. niiil .'.iridium tn ihr <;ill of tlod i.« in-c;n-h ihf 
(Josijol. he look :i conrsc of sinily ;il ShnrildT ("ollci:!'. i:i;idn;iiin.i.' wiih ihi' 
class of ISCil. Soon .-iri.'!- ur;idn,ilinn he was ord;iin''d. his iii->i pasinr.ilc h,' 
in^' a I CarthaiLrc. 111. 

March L'S. Lsr.ij, he was married to .Miss r.cll.i .ianr < ii-.ili.i ni. ai Itii-uiiii'-' 
liaiii. Sclinylcr <'n.. 111. Two suns, with tiic widow, survive Kr\. I'.iiridiani 


tvas an earnest, able minister, and liis labors— wliicli were !a:-gel.v evan- 
gelistic—were blessed to the conversion of souls. As pastor and evangelist 
he acconiplished much good in Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon and Brltisli 
Colnnibia. He died suddenly of heart failure November 25, 189n. 

REA'. ALEXANDER J. DELANO, A. M.. B. D. - - - Port Byron. 

Was born in Canada West, July 1>, 1832. Came to Illinois in 1S48; was 
reared on a farm, receiving a fair common school edncatioii:. Upon attaiiung 
his majority. Mr. Delano taught school for a year or tnj^-o, and in 1850 canu- 
as a student to Sliurtleff College, where he took the full classical course of 
study, gradua.ting with highest honors in the class of 1S(;2 and afterward 
receiving the degree of A. M. in course. 

On June 7, 1863, in the old Baptist Church at ITpper Alton, he was mai-- 
ried by Dr. Read to J^Iiss L. C. Ford, of Homer, N. Y. After graduation, 
Rev. Delano supiilied the pulpit of the tapper Alton Baptist Church for sev- 
eral months. His life has been faithfully devoted to the ministry, havini.- 
held pastorates at various points in Illinois. 

*HOUSTON DISHON. ... - (.lonesboro.t tpper Alton. 

=!AA ILLIAM W. FOUTCH. - - - (Berlin.) Died in tlie army. 

AA'ILLIAM P. HANCOCK. - - <>721 Smiley Ave., St. Louis. Mo. 

Office, 314 Odd Fellows' Bldg. 
District Agent, Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co.. of Milwaukee. 

tALLEN ]McDOW. ------- (Newbnrn.i 

iW. B. MURPHY. ..---- (Linn C'-eek, Mo.) 

*W. D. H. NOYBS. :\r. D. .---.- Pittsfielu. 

rJAMES PADON. -------- (Troy.) 

tJAMES M. RICE. .--..-. (Quiucy.) 

*tJOSEPH H. ROBINSON. ------ (Upper Alton.) 

tISAAC C. SIMMONS. - - (Warsaw.) 

REV. PETER H. STEENSTRA, D. D. - - - Cambridge, Mass. 

Was born January 24, 1833, near Franeker, r'riesland, Netherlands. When 
his parents came to America he went West, and after several years of pre- 
paratory stud}' elsewhere, entered the Junior Class of Shurtleff College, 
graduating in the class of 1858, afterward receiving from liis Alma ^Nlater 
the honorary degree of D. D. 

On November 4, 1858, he was married to Miss S. B. Learned, of St. Louis. 
Mo. His later life-work may be thus summarized: 

Pastor Baptist Church, Dorchester, Mass., 18G0-(>3. Rector Protestant 
Episcopal Church, Newtou. ?klass., lSr.4-70. Professor of Biblieal I>iteratui-e 


l>lo '•KiMiliick" ,i;:()l(l iiiiiu". which is woiUi'd rrtun a 2.(Mi(l-f(mt imiiu'l. He has 
iTsicU'd in San Dit-^io for several y.'ars past. tht)U>;ch his niiiiiii^ iiileresis re- 
<iuirt' eoiisiih'ralih' liMveliiit:-. IJr lias a family of two (lanv'lHers ami tliree 
SDiis. wiu) liave l.i eome pnimim iii as icaeliers ami miiiiujr exih-ns. 

♦NICHOLAS A. 1U)VI:K. ... iVinleii.i ri.p.r Alum. 

l>ie(l of consumiitioii duriiiu )iis (iiiirse itf study at Sliurllefl ("olle;:e. 

♦vWII.LlA.M II. CLAYTON. ..... diiper Allon.i 

ELIAS COCKIiELL. ,leis<-yville. 


♦yJA.MES .M. <;AKUi:rS()N. ri. i; ..... (rpper Alton.) 

*.\LO\Z() T1I(».M.\S i[.\i:r.()\\ . .... Kimms\viri<. .Mo. 

Was liorn .Mai-cli U4. lS4ti. ai llarnsonville, ill. He Avas tlie son of the 
lato N(>ah B. Hai'lmv. who was lioiii in Maine Fehruaiy 7. ISH, ri'nioving 
to Illinois with his parents in ISlo. He eaine down the Ohio, and up the 
Mississippi iu a keel boat, landing,- at Kaskaskia, then tlu' metropolis of the 
^^ssissippi Valle.v. Six years l.iw r the family moved to Ilarrisimville. where 
N. B. Harlow was married ami Wuiv/.u T. born and reared. 

A. T. Harlow's father was a farmer and merchant, and when not in scliool 
Lou was kept, iuisy on tlie farm or in llie store. At the ajre i)f 17 he. I'liiered 
Shurtleff Colle.u;e. .Vfier two and one-half years of study failing ln-alili 
compelled him to return home, where he rented for a short time and then 
entered Jones' Commercial Colley;e, St. Louis, Mo.. j;raduatinj;- in 1S(»(». Ke- 
turniusr io Harrisonvdle 1" was admitted as i)artner lin his father's business, 
to which he devoted several years of his life. In the autnmn 'uf 1N<'4 he 
secured a position as bookkeeiier for llarlow vV: Walil in St. Louis, .\liou! 
two years lati>r he become a member of the Mercliants' Exchan.ire of ili.ii 
city, eujiafiinjj in the commission bii.^^iness with a .Mr. Clark, wlio sold out 
bis interest two years later to SamiKd II. ISrcwii. the tirin continuiii.^: as 
llarlow iV: Brown and doiui? a prosjieroiis i)usiness for three yt-ars. when T. 
H. Uelston succeeded .Mr. Brown. Five years latt'r Mr. (Jcision died, and 
C. H. Spencer and J. E. Cariieiuer were admittt'd to the linn, wluch was 
then styled "Harlow, Spencer A: Co.," by far the largest wheat receivers m 
St. Louis for years. 

Mr. Harlow was never ujes-^ed witli liealili. ami on sever;il occa- 
sions was oIdi;;ed to relimini.sji business for the winter, spendinu tlie cold 
season in the South. In the fall of 18S1 his health completely jrave w.iy. ;ind 
he retired from the lirm ( f Harlow. Spencer ^: Co. 'I'ln'ii wilii his family 
he spent a year in ('.ilifornia. returnin.t;- with hi'allh restored. Iml nol eiijiaf.'- 
inj; in any busim ss until June. ISv.l. when he associated himself with the 
Billinjrsley iV Nanson Commission Comp.iny mow the Nanson Commission 
Companyi. coni;niiim.' with them until his de.iili. .iaiiuai'y :;i. lS;t|. 


liK.XUV ALLEN WAUXE. A. B. - - Komvood. :Maaison Co., X. Y. 

Was linni Manli 2S. ISoC. in Ciueiimati. O.. but tlie greater portion of his 
early lite was spent in St. l.oul^^ -Mo., wliere lie Avas convertea while iiev. 
I). Kead was pastor of tlie Second Baptist Clmi-ch. Dr. Read took a deeip 
interest in younti' Warne. and upon liecomin- President of Shnrtleff Colleg-e. 
urii-ed liim to take a course of study in that institution. This he did. grad- 
uaiing in the classical course in 18G1 with the second houors. He was a very 
devoted and conscientious student, enthusiastic and hearty in all he iiiuler- 
idulv. and liis intlueiice npon his fellow students was decidedly whulesonie 
and tiplitting. Mr. Warne was a prominent actor in every religious and 
lilcrai-y ninvenunt al Shortleff College from ISoC- to ISdL 

After leaving Sluiftlefl' College. :Mr. VN'arne tngaged in scIiodI in 
llliiuiis, Iowa and New Y(n'k. Afterward he entered conunercial life, ludd- 
ing sies'eral positiims as bookkeeper and office correspnanlent in Cliicago. and 
as salesman, traveling through Illinois and Iowa. He at letigtli s>'ttled in 
New York State, ri'tiriiig from inf)re active life, deviating liimsclf to scientiti' 
studies and reading. 

Kenwood is situated in a beautiful region, iUid Mr. Warne li;is a line 
garden in wiiich lie takes great delight. He is an enthusiastic student of 
botany, zoology and microscopy. 

NA'I'IIANIEL A. WIIIi'TLE. _ . - - ricas;int Cap. Mo. 


tBEN,]AMlN F. ALLEN. . . . . . (Benton. AIo.i 

*CYIUTS A. BAILEY. . . - . - - :Mesilla. N. M 

After leaving Sliurtleff College he served tuider Crant m the Civil War. 
He lielonged to the Tliirty-third Illinnis A'olanteers. Al the close of the war 
his health was badly shattered. ;uid in hope of recovery he studied medicine, 
graduating from a IMiiladelphia. medical school, afterward pnicticiug his 
profession for fifteen or twrnty years in Southern Kansas. He next spe;it a 
year in Califf:.rnia. and then renmved to Mesilla. N. ^I.. wliere he died in 
1S02. leaving a wife and live childiTU. He lived a noble life, and left an 
lionm'able record. 

LEW^IS N. BAILEY. - - - iMl.') Twentieth St., San Diego, Cal. 

Brother of Cyrus A. (see preceding sketch.) After his college days were 
over he went Sontii ;ind eiigiiged in teaching at Houston. Tex. At tlie md- 
biTak of the Itebellioii he Joined the Confederate army, doing cavalry 
service throughout the war. He and his brother Cyrus (wlio w;is on tlie 
Union side) were more than once encamped witldn siglit of each other's 
camip fires, but knew nothing of this until alter tlie war. 

Since 1868 Mr. Bailey has made his home in California, where he has 
been rancher, merchant and ndner, being at present proprietor of the valua- 


:iii(l Iiit('ri)i'(' Kin in ili>> l",|iisi ni),il Si-liiml. (':iniliriil;;r. M.-iss.. 
IMm Id (l;ilc 

I'mf. ShNMisIrn is tlic antlior of "(Jod as liiit.v and 'I'finily.'" and i lanslator 
and editor nf '■l-ansic's rnnunciilarics on .ludjics and Kuili." 


I'.rll, ■villi" 

Ki;\". .I(»HN W. TliKKV, A. M. ... Sn,-,niu. N. M. 

\\'as li,ii-n al ( )i icrvillc .Irrst y Co.. 111., (ten. her 1:!. ls:;i;. Ilis ■. arly cdii.-i 
tion was (iliiaincd in llic llainiliou Sclinul in ihal villauf. wliitli srliiiol was 
I'r.dcwt'd and t'slalilislicd liy 1 M-. llaniilton .ilinnl llic lime llial Shnrllcrf Cnl- 
\i-iXr was fi)Und(>d. Alici- aii.-iid'n.u a srlc.i sclmnl in .ltiscy\ illc uliiainin- a 
Tfachcr's ('crrilii-atc and tcarliinji fur a season. In- cHtorcd SlinrtlclV Ciillcuc 
gradual inj;' Ironi tlu' ilassical conrs(> in isr.l with the honors of his class. 

Tin- suinini'i- aftiT .uradnalion. Mr. Tony ontcrnl llio ministry, prcachiii)^ 
al Paiia, 'raylorvilh" ami Tolo. 111. .Mr. 'I'orry took an active pai'i in lip- 
Lincoln camipaiun as Ndtcr. s|icakci-and ini'nilicr of ilic "Wide .\ wake (ti-y;an- 
ization;" also parlicipaling in the laneuln n-eeplion and rat ilicat ion at Spi-in.u.- 
held in ISCd. In .Vii.mist, lSiV2, he iR'canie First LiiMitenanl iif ("onipany < ". 
One Hundred ami Tweiity-fourlli Illinois Infaniy, liavin.t; secured the en- 
iistnienl of a eonsi(h'ralde iiari id' this conipany in .Icrsey ami .Madison ('(MU- 
tit's. He took i)art, iu (Jrant's campaigns in 1S(>2 and ISi;:',, in 'reiinessee. 
Louisiana and -Mississippi until after reinherlon's surremh'r at N'ickshurg. 
wlieii on aei-oiint of ill-lieallli he was obliged to olter his resignation, which 
was accepted and the disidiargi' signed l»y (leii. <;rant. 

At>or leaviu.n' the army and making a slnn-i visit to his home, he cnliTed 
the Theological l»ept. of Colgate itlien .ALadisoni riuversiiy. gi-adnaiing in 
in;."), lie aftei'ward liehl pastorales at Centralia. 111., and .Mailison. liid. 
After the close of this latter pastorale. Ilie greater imii of the ne.\t two o'" 
three years was spent in Europe, p.iri of tlie time under appointment of ihe 
Missionary Union al >LMdrid. Spain, associated with I'rof. W. I. Knapp. 
Here he hecaine aeiiuainted with the lan.guage of the coiuitr.N, and was soon 
aide lo read, write and make speeches in Sjiauish. 

In the (virly part of 1S7:; .Mr. Terry settled in Color.ido. Iieiiig led to go 
West on acconnl nl' ins healtli. and shortl.\- afierward he wenl into tlie hank 
in.g and real estate l)usiness at 'i'rinidad. Colo. In issosi he si»«>nl a pt'riod 
of time in lids husiiu'ss in Kansas City, Mo., afierward removiu.g lo Socorro. 
.\. M.. where he m^w liM's. inlerested in real csiate. irrig;il ion ;ind tdher 
enterprises incident to an undeveloped counlry. Here lie h;is iicdd several 
pulilic (dfices. among u liicli m.iy he mciilioncd tlmsc of City Councilman. 
County Treasurer, I'lesidenl IJo.ird of Kegenis of .Ni w .Mexico Schoid of 
Mines, etc. 

Mr. Terry h;is a wife and three children living r.iiil .1.. I'L' ye.ars old.' 
.loiin r... Id. now ;i siudeni in l he .New .Mexico Iniversiiy ,ii Allunjueripi' , 
.'ind I lelcii. s vears of age. 


.Mr. Hai-Iinv was elected Mee-l'i-esldeiit of the Mercliauts" Exchange in 
1S81, and iu lSi)4 received the unauiniuus vote of tlie members for tlie posi- 
tion of President, lieins installed oii January S, only a short time before his 
de'ath. He was the first President of the organization who has died in office. 

Mr. Harlow was marided rwice. by his second wife liaviiig two children, 
both boys, aged respectively S and C years. He was a member in high 
standing of Tuscan Lodge A., F. & A. M., and St. Louis Koyal Arch Chap:er. 
He was also a member of the Presbyterian Church, being J^uperintendeut of 
the Windsor Harl)or Sunday School up to the time of his death and having 
occupied the position for about twenty-five years. Thoroughly huaiest and 
upright, staunch and true, none l<new Alouzo T. Harhnv l)Ut to liuuor and 
esteem. He had not an enemy in tlve world. 

DANIEL K. HAlilHSON. ...-.- Herrin. 

Dealer 'in general mercliandise. Two sous and a daughter have attended 

Shurtleff College and been memliers of tlie Alplia Zeta Society— Dr. Albert 

M., class of 1891; Geo. IL, of Herrin, 111., and :Mrs. Ella H. Hundley. f)f 


tBYRON P. HEXDEKSDX. ...--, (.Scottville.) 

STEPHEN K. LITTELL. - - - - Winlield, Cowley Co., Kan. 

flilCHAKD P. LEWIS. (Bethalto.i 

JESSE WILLIS LONCL . . - - i>i() y\ue St.. St. Louis. :\Io. 

Bookkeeper, Compton iV: Sons Litli. Co. 

t J AMES D. :\IOOBE. ....... < Jersey ville.) 

tJOHN H. PIPKIN. ------- (Concord, Mo.) 

EDWABD ItOIXiEBS. ------ Upper Alton. 

THOMAS E. SEXTON. .-.--- .lerseyville. 

*yALBAKTES SILSBE. ------ iSummerville.) 



22(j Wellington St., Memphis, Tenn., Otiice, Soutliern Express Bldg. 

Was born January l.">, 1811, in Madison Co., 111. After Ids graduation from 
Shurtleff College with the class of l,S(i(> l,e stui'^cd ];iw in St. Louis, and 
later, in .Martdi, 1S(>4, graduated in tlie law department of tlie University of 
:Micliigain at Ann Arboa-. In the same year he located at Memphis, Tenn.. 
wliere he has since iiracticed law continuously, with the exceptions mentioned 

In 18i>5 Mr. (Jdlliaiii was appointed Special .Fudge of tlie Supreme Court 
of Tennessee, in place of one of the judges who was disiiu.alitied. In 181X! 
he was reappointed by the Govei'uor to the same ]Kisition, an.l in 1897 speait 


a part of tho time on ilic liciicli of that rourl. In the fall of IMMi iw was 
electod Stati» SiMiatur fm- ,i tcini of two yt'ars. 

In June, IMTd. Mr. (lillliaiii was luarriiMl to Miss Maria II. Kcit. nf Mi'in- 
pliis, Tenn. 

REV. ALBERT CYUrS KKKNi;. I'll. H. - - - Walfrlou ii. S. D 

Was horn iu ^\'is(•onsm, whore his panMits wMtled in 1S;{4. IIi- was cou- 
verttil while a small boy, was baptized at the ajre of IS into the fellowship 
of the Laucasitor. (Wis.i Baptist Chureh. and SDun bcyan his studies to lit 
himself for the (Jospel niinistry. to which lie felt that (Jod had called him. 
After studyiiij; in the aeadeinies ai .Maishall and I'aris. 111., he entertnl Shurt- 
leff Collejre. Sfaduatiui-' with tlie class of ISCd' ;ind innneiliately enterint? upon 
his life-work. He was ordained in 1S(>;J, and February li.'.. ISiJl was married 
iu Keokuk. la., to Miss Nellie C. Miner, of Jerseyville. 111. 

Rev. Keem' was pastor for four years at T'nion. Wis., and then aecrpttMl 
a call to Lima. Ind. This place provini;- nnliealtlifnl. he remm-ed' to Fair- 
mount, 111., afterward lioldinii i)astorates at KaiUvakee, Morrison. Belvidere 
and Sycamore, 111. An illness affectinj; the optic nerve h'ft him for three 
aTid oue-half years unable to study, and in accordance with medical advice 
he removed to South Dakota to try the beni'lit of the climate. While await- 
ing the rostonition of impaired vision he gave mucli tame to temperance work 
in South Dakota and Nebraska. When alile to resume his ttastoral work, 
he took charge of the Baptist Cliurch at Arlington, S. D.. ;ind has since 
served the churches at Ipswich and Watertowii, the latter being his present 
field of labor. During the years of his ministi-y Rev. Keeue has had the 
privilege of baptizing several hundred persons into the fellowship of the 
various churches under his care. 

»REV. THOMAS SANFORD MIZE, A. B. - - - - Clinton, Wis. 

Was born January 27, 1840. He was baptized by Rev. i<::3jah Dodson at 
Troy, III., iu 1852. He graduated fi-om Shurtleff College in the class of 18C.2. 
teaching scliool at Belleville, 111., for a time and afterward being licensed 
to preach by the Belleville Baptist Church. He entered Rochester 
Theological Seminary in 1803. and after several years o^ study an that in- 
stitutiou, was ordained at Faribault, Minn., December lt>, 18(it3. 

He entered upon the duties of his tirst pastorate January 3, 1807, at Clin- 
ton, Wis., where he <lied April 29, 1872. Mr. Mize was a iK>et of considerable 
abuity, tus writings wliil.- at ccJle^^ bearing the marks of true genius. 

PROF. JOHN H. WOODS. A. M. - - - Jacksonville. 

Was born in Alton, 111.. .Vugusi 24, ls;V.t: the son of .Inlm 1{. and Sarah 
W. Woods. He euiercd Slmrtlefl College in 18.">0, graduating with lirst 
honors of his cla>s. .lune 21, 18(iU. He pursued a i>ost-graduate course at 
Yale for a time, and in 1801 was a teacher in (Jreylock Institute, South 
W'lliamstown. Mass.. .afterward teaching in the Collegiate Institute of New 

Haven. Conu. He then entered the army, serving as Adjutant of the One 
Hundred and Fifteenth Illinois Infantry in Tennes^see and Kentucky, 18G2-3. 
In 18()3 lie became instructor in the Ueaf and Dumb Asylum, Jacksonville', 
111., a position wliicli he still holds. He occupies the Chair of Language, 
Literature and History, and has been Librarian of the Institution since 1875. 

Prof. Woods has given much attention to tlie work of compiling indexes. 
NoteAvorthy among his works of this character are Lange's Commentary of 
the New Te.stament (10 vols.), Greek and Topical Index, Emerson's works (12 
vols.), Literary World (38 vols.). Notes and Queries (4 vols.), Book Buyer (.4 
vols.), and Semi-Annual Index to the Critic (.2.5 vols.). He has also published 
translations of several French stories. He was instrumental in the organ- 
ization of the Jacksonville Litera'-y Lnion ajul the Jacksonville Art Associa- 
tion, and is Secretary of the Jacksonville Public Library. Under his long- 
continued management the Library of the Deaf and Dumb Institution has 
increased to 12,(1()() volumes. 

Prof. Woods was married September 25, lS(j(3, to Miss Mary Cornelia 
Head, of Alton. 111. He has been an elder in the Presbyterian Church fo-r 
the past fifteen years, and takes an active part in religious Avork. 


KEY. MAIISHALL M. COOPEK. . . . - . Jerseyville. 

His youth was spent on a farm until the fall of 185i), when he entered 
upon a course of study in Shurtleff College. Owing to lack of means, he le! i 
college without graduating, and began to teacli school at Litchfield, 111. 

He coaitinued to tcacli until 1ST2. when lie left tlie school room to devote 
his life fo the Gospel uDuisiry. He has been a faithful pastor, and is an. 
earnest and attractive preacher. Mv. Cooper is the founder of two Oi-atoiical 
Contest Bureaus for Prohibition and Woman's Suffrage. Thousands of his 
silver and gold medals are worn by successful contestants all over the United 
States. He has three times bot'U nominated for Congress by the Prohibition 

IJEV. LEVI FOSDICK. ..-..-. Pella, la. 

AVas born in Washington Co., N. Y., February 10, 1831, coming to Illinois 
in 1844, and uniting with the Baiptist Church of Steuben, Marshall Co., in 
1848. He Avas licensed to preach in 1852, afterward attending Fairmount 
Theological Seminary. Cincinnati. O. He was married in 18.50, and came t« 
Shurtleff College in 185S. After a considerable time spent in study at tlii>; 
institution, Mr. Fosdick a(cei)ted the call of the Laniartine Baptist Church. 
Fond Du Lac Co., Wis., where he was ordained January 28. 18(53. 

During the next eight year.s Rev. Fosdick preached at various points in 
Wisconsin, also doing evangelistic Avork. He oi'ganized a church at AVood- 
hull, and was ihstrumeutal in the erection of a .'j;3,()00 house of Avorship at 
New Castle. In tne suinmer of 1S71 he AA'ent to loAva as a general collecting 


1. Moses A. Newell, '66. 

2. George \V. Melton. '66. 

3. Adolphus H. Harks. '66. 

4. George S. Beekinan, '67. 

5. William A. Bonhain, '67. 



6. Marshal D. Hedal. '68. 

7. Hdward A. Stone, '66. 

8. William K. Anderick, '71 
y. William II. Hearne, '68. 

10. Rush English, '70. 

11. Isaac D. Wood. '(<-. 

12. KIden H. Lovett. '68. 

13. William C. Marlow, '72. 

14. Warren N. Wilson. '71. 

15. William H. Ferguson, '71. 

16. John C. Carter. '71. 

17. Gc'orgfll. .Mi/1-. '72. 

18. Helen Winthrop-Merrill, '72. 

19. Mary E. Barrett-English, '71. 

20. 'Robert Sturgeon, '74. 

n.ffont nnd Sunday School Missionnry for tlio Aniorioan baptist rublioation 
SDck'ty. Ill' \v;is .•irtcrwjinl jiasior of several clmn-lics in Iowa ami or;:;; nizt'il 
tour otliors. while his evaiiyclisl ic hiluirs liave liceii hlesse.l in the cdiivr'-- 
sion of many souls. 

In Ihe sumniir of iS'.U Mr. Fusdick remnved to \Vashin;;t<(n Co.. Ala., hut 
returned to Uiwa in 1M<(;, since which limi' he has nut Ix en enj,'aj.'ed i'U pas- 
toral woric. 

*tTHOK.\T<).\ nr(illi:S. (Otter (Yeok.i 

*tl{KV. LKWIS 1'. KINNFAX. (^'sville.i 

*\\ILLIAM 10. MOSKS. - - - ( Winch<'ster.i Chicatrn in lSC.."i. 

SA:MrKL 1?. OUHM. .---.- Kansas City. Mo. 

Armour Bldi;., Fifth and Delaware Sis. 

F.T,T.\S rF.\MN<i rOX. - - - Castroviilc. .M< dina Co.. TfX 

♦KESTOKES COX S.MALLEY. A. M. ("arlinville. 

Was born Soploniner 27. 1S;5S. at Woodhurn. .Macoupin «"n.. 111. His 
parents moved soon afterward to a farm three miles from that pl.ic-'. whi >•" 
the days of his minority wore spent in faryi work and the i>ulilic 
schools. At the asje of 21 he entered Shurtleff Collefie. successfully cnm- 
X>leting the classiiai course in 18'!4. Ho took hijih rank as .a st\ideiit. .and 
loved and esteemed by both Faotilty and fellow studtmts. While at coih jre 
he united with the Upper Alton Baptist Church. lie afterward siuditMl l.iw 
for a short time at the I'mvorsity of Michiiran. I)ut as tlie climate of 
State did not agree with him he removed to SiJriiiglield. 111., studyini: l.aiv 
under Stuart. Edwards & Brown. 

Mr. Smalley was married Xovemher 1(>. 18(>r>. to Miss M. F. Carsun. of 
Woodburn. He was admitted to the bar in 1S(>7. removing tln' sanu' year 
to Cai'linville, 111., where he engaged in the])ractice nf his pivjfession. 

He was a studioxis and conscientious lawyer, but close application tt) study 
and business at length proved too severe a strain for a constitution not verv 
strong, and he died before i-eaching middle ago. Xovemlicr s. 1S7.-. .nfter an 
illness of three weeks. He was buried at Hunker llill. ill. His wife ;i]id 
two children now reside at Woodburn. 111. 

*F.EX.1A.MIX F. SFEXCE. - - - (Huidcer Hill.) T»ied in Texas. 

♦.lOHX V. WKKX. ... - (Sjiring Hills, o.i Ippi'r .\ll(Ui 

Hied at college in tli(> inidsi .)f liis course. He a very taiihlul student. 

and an earnest ;ind d«>voled Christaan. Was preparing himself to l.alior as n 

missionary on the foreign hold, but in tlie prime (»f his strong young m;inhood 

was smitten wilii tyidioid fever, and dieil in liis room in tiio pormitory in isct. 


The funeral was liekl in the old Chapel, and when President Read asked for 
some one wno would "take Wren's place"' in preparation for the work of a 
foreign missionary, two students responded. 


JOHN A. COKY. ---.-. JorseyviJle. 

*v.TORN R. CCnVEN. ---..-. (Terseyville.i 

OLIA'ER J. FLICK. ----- 4;{0 Bnchtel Ave. Akron. (). 

AVas boi'n in Somerset Co.. Pa., in 1838, and upon the death of his father 
in 1849 emigrated to Ohio, and thence to Northern IlMnois, still lajer remov- 
ing to Madison Co., and attending ShurtlefL' College during the exciting period 
of the war. His youth was a time of hard struggle, as he was compelled to 
rely wholly upon himself for his means of support. H'orvvever, he attended 
college for several years, though not continuously, teaching school for a time 
In order to help himself along. 

After leaving college .several years were spent in Missouri. Kansas and 
Colorado, and In 187o he went to CaliCorni;! and has since lived in the West, 
until recently. Mr. Flick's life has been a checkered and adventuroixs one. 
and he has heen engaged in many different pursuits, such a^? silver mining 
and Indian fighting. He has lived for longe;" or shorter periods in each State 
and territory west of the Mississippi River, and visited nearly every mining 
camp in the West, but strangely enough has never met a single ShurtlefF 
College man in all his travels. He was living in Seattle at the time of r!i<- 
great fire, and sustaaiicd considcrnbh^ loss. He has never married. 

tFRKDKIUCK S. (JILIIorSEN. - - - . iSugar Creek. .Mo.) 

REV. IMOEEAY FLETCHER (IKAY. B. J>.. M. D. - - St. Louis, M(,. 

Baptist clergyman. Pastor. INIankato. Minn.: Faribault. Minn.; Hannibal. 
Mo.: St. Louis, MO. in Fiiited States :Military Service. 18t)S-(ir». Afterward 
took a, course in mi'iiciiie, and became a practicing phy.slcian. 

REV. CHARLES A. HOBBS, D. D. - - - - Delavan. Wis. 

Was born near Clayton. Adams Co., 111., April 21. 184-1. His father. Rev. 
AVm. Hobbs. Avas an early and prominent Baptist minister in Illinois. 
Charles began Jiis course of study at Shurtleff College in 18G0-G1. and grad- 
uated in 18(;!>. liis studies being inteiTupted by tliree years of service in the 
United Stat(>s army during tlie Civil W;vr. He was valedictorian of his class, 
receiving the Osborn prize for scholarsliip. He studied theology for a time 
at Shurtleff College, but afterward attended the Union Theological S&minary 
of ('hicago. now th>e Divinity Scliool of the University of Chicago. In 1872 
he received the degree of B. I), from Union Theological Seminary. 

He first spent ten years as pastor at Mason City, 111., afterward remov- 
ing to Batavia, 111. After four and a half years at the latter point, he ac- 


ceptfHl tli«^ rail of lilt' cliiipcli at Dvlavan, A\is., iMitiTiii;,' iiixtii liis <lntios 
tlunv May 1. 1SS4. He still holds tliis iiastoratc. 

Dr. Hoblis" mililary rocon) was vciy rrcdiialilf. He was in artivi' 
service diiriiiir tlic tlirco years nj' jiis army life, iiarticipaliiii.' in Hh' i-aiii- 
paigu and' of ^■i(•kshm•;;. Diiriii'^- liis si-rvicc on ilic Held he wrotf 
accounts of battle and ai-iiiy cxixTieiu-c for tiie iiapcis imhlislicd In Alton. 
nu<\ was'sfylrd "Oiir AN'ar ( 'oiit'spoiideiil." 

Dr. Iloblis has lietMi proiiiiiieiit in literary -woru, and is tlie author of a 
number of beautiful poems. "Vieksburfr." an epic ])(>em. and a Christmas 
poem entitled "Kabes of Hethlehem," have been itiiblished in book form. The 
Baptist Publication Society has just issued another of Mr. Ilobbs' works 
coverlnjr a period of experience in Illinois, entitled "Hoys of I'rinceville. ,)'• 
Tenipi>rance lieforin in llie Fifties ami After." He has coiitribmeil qniii; 
largely to newspapers, magazines and reviews, one of his most notable 
articles. "AUeg'ed Cruelty of (Jod to tjie C.inaanites." having: been i)nblished 
in the Baptist Review. .\s a jjastor and i)re.ic];er he stands amon^ the best. 
and 'i.s very hij^hly esteefned by his co-laborers. Ilis church at l>clavau 
occupies a position of prominence amonj; the Wisconsin Kaiitists. and he Is 
very active and enthusiastic in !>. V. I', r. work. 

•JOHN MILTON HOBIiS. - - Died on the battlefield at VicksburR. 

Older brother of Dr. C. A. Hobbs; was born XovemI)er (1, 1S4'J. near Clay- 
ton. Adams Co.. 111. He had spe-nt but a few moiitlis in study ;ii Slim-tleff 
College when the call came for volunteers in the service of the country, and 
he enlisted in the I'hirty-third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, serving gallantly 
for nearly two y(\'i rs. a( lenstli yielding up his young life on the altar of 
human liberty .Inly (">. 1M'>.'t. He was engaged in tlie siege and eaptiire of 
Vicksbnrg. dying two days after tlie surrender, his death being due mainly 
to the exposure and hardshi]) he liad undergone. He died in tliv blessed 
assurance of eternal life beyond the grave, and his remains were interred in 
the National Cemetery at Vick.sbnrg. 

He was sincere, brave, self-sacriliciiig and generous, and liis brief life wa^ 
a success. It is a satisfaction to l.e alile to iircseiii in our SoldlnM- Boy De- 
partment an excelh lit engraving of tlie sjiDt. marktd by the Hag lie loved, 
where John .M. Hobbs has long lieeii sleciiiiig the sleep tlial knows no 

*.TOHN .M. KINO. I'ekin. 

Born .March 20. 1,S44. Entered upon a of study at Shurtleff Col- 
lege, but left at the tlrst call for vidunteers. and died suddenly at his honn^ 
in IVkin. December 21. ISC-l. from the efl'eets of his army life. "W very in- 
teresting, able young man." 

tOEORGE W. STOCKKR. ...... dpper Alton.. 

tA. O. SITTON. (Trivoli.) 


JOHN EATON VEItffREES, A. M. Pittsfield. 

Was born April 12, 1839, at Perry. Pike Co., Hi. He entered Slnirtleff 
Collegre in 18G0, and graduated in 1804, receiving the degree of A. B., and 
later A. M. in course. He spent five months in the Volunteer Service of the 
United States in 18(14. For eighte'en years he held the Presidency of the 
Grand lUver College, Edlnburg. Mo., mow at Gallatin, INIo.). He afterward 
held for a term the office of Superintendeut of the Gnindy Co.. Mo.. Public 

Mr. Vertrees has been married twice— to Miss A. A. Ayer, of Janesville. 
Wis., in August, 18G7, aiirl Miss S. J. Peery, of Ediuburg. Mo., June, 1875. 
Since 1882 he has been quite successfully engaged in the mercantile business 
in Pittsfield. 

♦LIEUT. PETER G. WEYHRICH. - - - (Pekin.j Died in the Avar. 

*yGEOR(4E WHYTE. ..-..-- (Jersey ville.^ 

tRORERT H. WHYTE. ...--. (Jerseyville.) 


tWILLIAM S. ANDERSON. ..--.- (Belleville.) 

REV. HENRY HUDSON BEACH. A. B. ... Charles City, la. 

Was born July 24. 1844. in EatO'u. ^Madison Co.. N. Y. During his firs't 
.vear at Shurtleff College. 1801-2. he completed the required wfU'k of two 
yeai'S, at I'ength graduating in Juno. 18(!(>. having spent 110 days in the 
TTniited States Military Service. He was principal of tlie Bunkt-r Hill. 111.. 
High School for a time; entered Newton Tlipological Seminary in September. 
1SG6. graduating in June. ISOi*. On July 1, 1809, lie was married at Brooklyn. 
N. Y'., to Miss Catherine F. Wells, of that city. 

The pastorates of Rev. Iicach have included Znucsvilh'. (>.. whrre he was 
ordained pa.stor of the Market Street Baptist Clnn-cli in January. 1870; Syci 
moi-e Street Church. Milwaukee, AVis.; Owatniiua. Minn.; Lake City. Minn.; 
'Sheboygan Falhs.. Wis.; Api)reton, Wis.; Leadville, Colo.; BroadAvay Baptisi 
Churcli. Denver, Colo.; (i olden, Colo.; and Charles City, la., where he began 
his labors November 18, 1894. and is still engaged in the work. 

♦REV- CHAUNOEY E. BRISTOL. A. B. . . . Hopkimton. N. Y. 

He was gifte'd witli a very fine voice, becoming prominent as a soloist in 
the public exercises at college. He was a devoted student, a nolile young 
num. preparing himself for work on the foreign mission field. This work, 
however, he never entered upon, .ilthDUgh ho :preached for some time at ^li'- 
ford. O., and Fulton, Kan. 

REA'. ADDISON LEWIS COLE, D. D. - - - Santa Ana, Cal. 

Was born in Culpepper Co., Va.. February 9, 1831. He was brought up 

on a farm in Illinois, where he worked until the age of 27. when he entered 

the Preparatory I)epartnu'nt of Sliurtleff College. lie worked his way 


through ciitin'ly witliout (l<»lit, pradualiiif; witli the class (»r i.S(ii'. He was 
tho first stiKh'iil to I'litir Ihi- ii(>\v Thcohiyical Iicpartiiiciit of ShurtldT Cul 
U'iiC Irniu whicli ih'i>artm('iit he .iri-adtiati'd in ISC.C. wiih ilu- dc;,'!"!'!' of K. I> 

Ik' was ofthiiiicd liy thi' rppiT Alton Haiitist Cimii li. aflcrwaid lioidiii^ 
pastorates at Owa'toiuia. .Minn.: (Irand .Xvcmic ("lini-cli. .M il wanUcc, Wis.; 
Contfal Clnifcli, .Minncaiiojis. Minn.; St. ("Innd. .Minn.: I'irsi (■liunJi. S.cia 
menti), Ca!.. and l>i.\on, ("al. lie look a (Mnu'sc in nicdi<-in.' at I>ansvilli'. 
N. Y.. ISTI-TC. 

.Ml-, ("oic has l.tvn very successful in his iiasioral worU. whicli lias lie. n 
markcil by steady jrrowth in the ciiurrhes of which he had chai'iiie. lie has 
been active in Snnday School work, and often .Modefatof of piiltlic .iratlieriii;.'s 
and Sunda.v School conventions: was for years special a.ircnt ot the .Vnicricaii 
Bihlo Union, .•iiid ff(><inently in the lectufe Held. 

Mr. Cole has iicii twice inarriod— to Miss Mary .M. Sew.ill. in is.".:;, niid 
to Miss I.anra Kniina Alorse in 1 STS. He has always liein a ninsician, and 
has lectured on the snliject of Chiiicli .Music. il<> w'as Chaplain of the Min- 
nesota Senate for two' years: also Secretary of California Cnllcire for two 
years, receivinji- the (h\a;rpe of 1>. I>. in issi Ironi that ins.titntion. Since 
1882 he has resided in Santa Ana. Cal.. havini: now retired from .active 

tC,EOR(;E W. (iKlFFIN. (Mascontah.i 

in:V. WILLIAM HEXKY STED^LVX. 1). D. - - - Champaiirn. 

Was born Au.srust. 12. 1840, in Bedford Co.. I'a. lie entered SlmrtletT Col- 
lejre hi the fall of 18r.2. .irradnatino; in ISdO with the degree of A. B. lie 
married .Inne 13. ISOD. to Miss Hello Kiniberlin. of Ivonisian.a. Mo. He li;is 
been pastor succes.^ively at SlH>M)yviIle. Areola. Crhana and Mendota. 111.: 
Detroit. .Mich.. ;ind Clianipaitrn. III., haviiig been eiiga.^'ed in the woii< ;ii th" 
latter point for ilic tour ye.irs. ii(> received the Ucgrei' ot I >. i ». tnuii ins 
Alma Mater in iss;». 

*nARL()\\' .M. STKIOET. - (I'ocaiioiUas. i Hied in the at Xicksbiirg. 

Kl'W.Mjn A. STIAUT. ...... .I;i<-ksMiivillc. 

tTI10:MAS -M. Tini'LETT. - - d'erry.! 

tEKENEZEU WIHTXEV. --.-.. (Keokuk. la.i 



Was Imumi in Chardon. ().. in the celebrjiled ■"Wesiern licscrve," May If,. 
184.".. With his f.ather. Uev. L. C. Carr. ho came to Moline. 111.. In IS'C. 
and in Angiist. isr.l. tlie family settled in .lersr yville. 111. While living here 
he i'ntered Sliurileff College in ISC.:!, during the slorniy war iicrin<l. I' 


cial stress cut short his oollefje course, and he entered connnercial life in 
APtoTi. 111., early In 1807, having- continm^d in business in that city e\'er since. 
AVhile seeking no office of a public nature, Mr. Carr has nevertheless occu- 
pied many positions of responsibility. For twenty-two years he has been 
Treasurer of the Alton !i:iptist Diui'di. In ISST he was elected Treasurer of 
the Baptist (T-eneral Associntion of Illinois, which office he still holds. II" 
has twice been chosen President of the Alton City School Itoard. Mr. Cai'i- 
is at present seiwiug u]mn the Shurtleff Coliege Board of Trustees, and is a 
member of its Executive Committee. 

tltOEERT M. CRAIG. .....-- I A vision.) 

GEORGE R. FERGTTSON. - - - - ■ Wasliin.i^tou. I). C. 

P_]mp]oyed in the I'^ei>artmeni fif A.ii'i'iculture. 

REV. CHARLES THOMAS FLOYD. A. B. ■ - Mound Valley. Kan. 

Was born in Kentucky June 15, ISol. Graduated from the classical 
course :ix Shurtleff Colle^ge in 18(i7. Pastor of the Baptist Churches in Puehlo 
and Canon City. Col., ISOU-TO; BroAvnsville, Mo.. 1870-72; lola, Kan., 1872-70: 
Independence, Kan., 1870-79; Colunduis, Kan., 1879-80; Chetopa, Kan., ISSO- 
83; Mound City, Kan.. 188:5-8:.; Mound Valley, Kan., 1889 to date. 

Mr. Eltjyd was niai'ricd in IKO;) to Miss Mary M. Miller, of Pleasant 
Hill. ]\Io. 
REV. .lONATHAN M. LAPPIX. - . . . Washington. Ind. 

AIDLIA C. McELVAIX. - - - - - - I >u Quoin. 

AVas born June 1, 18-i;}, and reared on liis father's farm. In tli:' fall oi' 
1802 he entered Shurtleff College, but in ^lay, 1804, enlisitiMl witli a nnml;c>' 
of other students, in Company I>, One Hundred and Thirl y-third Illinois 
Volunteers. Cap't. -folin Carstons. of Coal P>r;inch, comm.'indini.;'. rp;in i;:Mni;: 
mustered out of service in September. 1804. he si)cnt anotlicr of study 
at Shurtleff. flis later life li:is l;cen devoted to farming in tlie vicinity of 
Du Quoin. 

WILLIAM F. MITCHELL. M. D. . . . . Lancaster, Mo. 

(Jraduated from the Department of Medicine in the University of Mich'- 
gan in 1808. afterward taking post-graduate courses in Chicago and New 
York, giving special attention to diseases of the eye. ear, iw<se and tiiroat. 
Dr. Mitchell has been a conti'ibiitor to several of the medical journals of th^ 
country, and frequently delivers addresses before medical associations and 

ROBERT J. MITCHETiL, A. :\I.. M. I). - - - - - Girard. 

Graduatetl in 1871 from Rush ^ledical College, Chicago, 111., and lias sinc^' 
been engaged in the practice of his proft^ssion a.t Girard. 111. 

REV. ORSON B. REATT. ...... Alhambra. Cal. 

Has been largely engaged in evangelistic work. 


REV. WALTER S. D. SMITH. .... - Piiifkn.'yvillo. 

Cashier, rincknoyvllle Milliii-r Co. Also ii.islor of iwo I'.Mplist Clinrclifs 
ill tlu» vicinity. 

IS.VAC NEW'IYlX WlSWELl.. ---... W.n. rluo. 


tJ. AN PERSON. ....... iWon.'^nnj:.) 

REV. ALBERT M. BACON. r.(i.-,s Wal):isli Ave. Cliica^';). 

*I10N. IIENRT OLNEY TiTLLIN(;S. . . . . . Alton. 

Was l:oru at .\llon in IS.Ki; liio sosi of .hid.Lrc IL W. I'.illiii;rs. His yoiitli 
was passed in Alton. After a year at SliurtlelT Colleire ii;' liecanie a student 
in Racine Colleue, and afterward u'radnared from tlie .Mhany Law Sciiool in 
1S7L'. He i)raoriced law in Alton for several years aihl wa.s i)roniinenr in 
l)olitics on the Deinoeratie side, servinji two terms in tlic htwer Ivonse of ilie 
Illinois lA^irislatnre. Tpnn Clevt^land's lirst election to tlie rresideiicy. he 
became diiof chM-k of a department in Washington, wliich ollice he i\'si;:ned 
in 18SS in order to take charjxe of a Covernment Land Otlic*' in Idalio. Eive 
year.s later lie enjj;a.u:ed in l)nsines.s at Minneapolis. Minn. Here his health 
Logan to fail, and after a sallani tiirht witli disi>ase lie jiassed away in tlie 
r.rinie of lif(>. Ociolier 1."i. 1^;>.">. .\ wife survives liiii;. 

to. M. BROWN. - (Terie Haute. Ind.i 

tJ. H. BULLOCK. ....... (Tonica.i 

E. A. CLEMENT. AFtou. 

♦ISAAC W. .MAITIN. Jerseyville. 

Was liorn Marcli 1(1. 1.S44. in .ferseyville. 111. where liis boyhood da.vs were 
spent. After a year of study at Sliurtleff ColU'ire he bej'rau teaehing school, 
but after five nr six years his health failed and he was obliged to give up 
Ills worlv. 

In the IS"!) li(^ was married to Miss .M.iry A. Licldiii. His death oc- 
ctirred at .lerseyville. .vt'giist 1. IS!)4. 

*F1,'.\NK MERIWETHER. - - - (ShiT»man.) Near Taeonia. Wash. 

Afrer leaving Slmrileff College he was succe.'-.ively newsboy. braktMiian 
.•111(1 coiidtictor on tii<> Illinois Central Railroad; afterward engaging in tlie 
hiiiiber business at Ceiitrali.i. 111. In ]HS."> he went to Wasliiiigton Territory 
f(tr his he.'ilth. and on Ai)ril iL*. bSST. was killed by a falling tree, while 
selecting bridge timber in tlic mr)untains near T.-icoina. His body w;is 
brought home and luiried ,ii Sliiimian. 

HEyUV IMiMlNli MILLS .\. M. - - LMll.'i First Si.. San ni«'go. Cal. 

Otlirc. I .nvyers" Block. 

Wa.=i born in Monirose, Snsiinelianna Co.. Pa., .lunc '2\. ls."«n. son of Bartlet 

Hinds Milis. a prominenr Icmiteraiicc cdui-jitor. (irg-ini/cr and lecturer in the 


Order of (!ood Templars. His mother was a Ilalsey, tracing liaclv directTy to 
Thomas Halsey. v\iio came from Hertfordshire. F^nglaud. to INIassacluisetts, 
afterward settliiiii' in Simtliamp.ton, L. I. In 1865 Mr. Mills" fatiier i-emoved 
witli liis family to T'i)i)er Alt(m. 111., where Henry has lived the greater por- 
th)u of his life. He was educated at Shurtleff Coiiege, graduating in isi:0 
with the degree of A. I>. A few years lattM' he received tlie degree of A. M. 
from his Alma INIater. 

After teaching a country school for a yi-ar, Mv. ]\Iills took up the study 
of law at the St. Louis LaAV School, where he was graduated in 1872. taking 
highest honors and the prize for best thesis. He was admitted to the bar 
one year before his gradua.tion. August IM). 1877. he was married to Miss 
Emma llrown Sprague. Miiose parents were among the earliest settlers of 
the ?,Iuskingum Valley, Oliin, emigra.ting 1hitli(>r from New England, wlierc 
they served in the Revolutionary War. 

INIr. Mills has always avoided political offices, devo'ting his entire time to 
his profession. He is llic author Ox "Law of Eminent Domain," published 
in 1878, which called foi' a second revised edition, ivceiving favorable com- 
ment from laiw periodical.* and the ^onrts, and being a standard reference 
book oil the subject. 

In the aiitumn of 18:)r» ^Nlr. Mills with his family removed to San Diego. 
f'al.. for the benefit of the climate. Here his health has been restored and 
Uc" IS at presi'uf practi<'ing his profession. He has three beautiful daughters 
and two younger sons. 

REV. CALOWAY NASH, A. M., D. D. - - - - Jerseyville 

AVas boi^n of Baptist parentage in Union Co.. Tenn., iMarch 18. 1840. His 
early life was spent on the farm, witli the privilege of attending the districi 
school in the winter seasons. At the breaking out of the Rebellion his home 
was laid waste, and as he remained loyal to the old flag, he left for the North 
in thie spring of 18G2, entering Shurtleff College in ]8(i3 and remaining two 
years. In May. 1SG4, he volunteered with many oilier students in the One 
Hundred and Tliirty Third Illinois Inf.-uitry, sjicuding three moii.tlis ;it Rock 
Island Barracks, in this short time his licaUli was seriously impaired by 
malarial poison and indigestion, which after thirty years of service in the 
Christian ministry has finally forced him to retire. 

In 1865 Mr. Nash entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
of which he has been a, menil)er since his fourteenth year. His active service 
has beeii mainly in Southern Illinois, having beon pastor in Brighton. Upper 
Alton, Edwardsville, f^entralia, Fairfield, Mt. Vernon, Carl)ondale, Mt. Car- 
mel, Olney and Jerseyville. For four years he was presiding elder of fiie 
Mt. yernon District. Some years ago the Grant Memorial University of 
Chattanooga, Tenn., conferred on him the degree of A. M., and in 1894 Mc- 
Kendree College honored him with the degree of Doctor of Divinity. In 1884 
he was elected delegate to the General Conference of his elm-, ch which con- 


veiled ill riiihulrliiliia. I';i., when' lie lind ilie liniK.r i)( i-.\s\\]i'^ liis vole fcir 
\Vni. 'iMvldr ;is Missioiuiry liislioi* lo Africa. 

Mr. .X.isli travelrd extensively tliruiixliout llie I'liiied Mali s, and i.s 
an ardent lover ef his eoiinliy and ol" true Ainerieanisin. He wa.s niariied 
May Ki. l.vct!. to .Miss Kiiiina A. rimUard. of Alton. Three of his children 
a!>' now livinir. 

^yllKV. FKAXCIS .N.Wl.oK. l;. 1 ». lUnoiiiin;,'Ion. 

S. S. Ol.MsriOAl). . . I'.nnker Hill. 

^Vas ttorn in Jersey Co.. HI., .laniiai.x 17. 1S44. Si.\ years later his parents 
romuved lo Shipniau. Macoupin V». Aliei- two years spent in study at Shun- 
left" College, he settleil upon a f.inii I'.unk* ; Hill, wliicli ha-s sine*- hwii 
his home. On Decenilier L'S. l,s,;.-,. lu- w.-is inaiiied lo .Miss M;iiy K. Snialley. 
of Bunker Hill. 

Ki>WAU]> IMIILLII'S. - - ."iiic. Collinsville Ave.. East St. l.oiiis. 

Kngaged in bus'ness al the i(iiial Slnck Yards. 

|-(r. X. SlMl'SOX. ....... ,i{i,.ii Prairie. I 

KKV. A1»I>1S(>.\ r.lSlior TO.MI.I.XSO.X. i;. D. - - Teiniic. Ariz, 

Was imrii in Adams ("o.. 111.. T'chi'iiary --. 1.S41. ('onverhd al llie a.u'c oi 
IS. 1h> soon fell called lo pr(>ach llie (idspcl. He ;;radnalfd in llienluizy :ii 
Shurtleft' Colle.^e in IStJC, and has since devoted his life to the Wi)rk of soni- in which (Jod has greatly bh'.ssod liks eftorts. He is at present ver.\ 
l)leasantly situated as pasitor at 'J'empe. Ariz., wheie the Territorial Norma: 
School is located. ^Ir. Tomlinson was .Moderator of the Arizmia Baptisi 
Association in lSi»T. 

in:V. DAVli* ('. WTLKIXSOX. - - :',17 I-:. Sevemli St.. Oll.iw.i, K.iii. 

He left lliii old home.s.Kad in Ihe siiriiig id IS.V.t. and w ciil \Vcsi "in ur.iw 
up with the cotmtry," settlin.g on the site of Louislmrg, Kan., wher*' he eii- 
ga.ged in farmiii,:?. He was converted in ISlU. Hi' passed through the "l?o?-- 
der Ti nor War" wi(h a Company of si.xty men. Soon afterward he returned 
lo his old home in .Manchesler. 111. P.eing advised hy lOlder Kafferly and 
other Baptists to altenil Shurilefi ('iillcg;'. lie ai once eiiiered thai institution, 
where he was warmly welcomed hy rresidcnt Head and iMliers. liis 
period of study in Shurtleft. he did ronsiderable missionary wmk al ('n:il 
Branch and other points in the vicinity of I'pper Alton. In isdi; he s|iriii lii>; 
vacation preaciiing in Kansas, and siioke the last words of Impe in ihe 
notorious Ben. Louis jirior to his e-Mcnlion on Ihi loth «d' .Viignsi. On his re- 
tin"n to college in Seplemhcr. he Itrought two Miami Indi;iiis with him. .M 
length his hcallh ciuiiiicll' d him lo give up his siudies, ami he spent fdiir 
years in fTie emplny of the American Tr.ici Sm-ii ly. 

In lS(;j) .Mr. Wilkin.son went to Kansas, wli.'re he insi nimeiiial in liie 
(>i'g;inization of the ".Miami HajiliSi .Nssucialiim." Several .\iMrs of success 
ml labor was accomplished iimlrr the auspices of this association. chiirche> 


being organized and chiircl" edilices erected, wliile the revival meetings were 
blessed in the conversion of many souls. 

On account oT tailing hcaltli. Kev. ^^'illcihson retired some years ago froui 
active iinstoral worlc, altliDiigli he still continued to preach a portion of the 
lime. He now holds a city office, and as his health returns expects to de- 
vote himself again entirely to the ministry. 




; ALBHirr FUANKLIN I'.AIUD. . . . . .Meclianicsburu. 

AMOS EDWARD SENEOW. - - - - - Epper Alton. 

"\^'as iboru in Wood River Township, near Alton. 111., Eebruary 20, 1850, 
the son of Richard Morcroft Benbow and Triphena Hurlbut-Beubow. His 
father was born in Worcestershire, England, tracing his ancestry directly to 
Admiral John Benbow. wlio, when his leg iiad been shot off in a naval en- 
gagement, ret used to go below, but lay ia ids hammoclv and commanded his 
squadron until the victory Mas Avon. Riciiard Benbow come tO' America 
before he had quite completed liis college course, landing ai New Orleans 
after a two months' voyage in the sailing ves.sel Sir liichard Cobden. He at 
once proceeded to St. Louis, tlien removed lo Peoria, and still lai^n- removed 
to Madison Co., 111.. Avhcrc lie engaged in farming near Alton. Here the sub- 
ject of our sketcli was born Eebruary 20, IS.jO. His father moved into Upper 
Alton when Amos was only a year old, and here the boy's youth waa spent 
in attending the public .school of the village. Later, he attended Shurtleff 
College for three years. 

Mr. BenboAV has hlled a large number of responsible offices in villa.;'-, 
county and State, having been almost cjnstautly in the public eye for the 
past thirty years. He has been Mayor of Upper Alton, .Justice of ihe E.-ace. 
Assessor, Deputy United States Mar.sha) for the Southern District of Illinois 
and Secretary of the Madison County Democratic Executive Commit'tee. He 
has been very prominent in works of public improvement in our village. For 
several years he was engaged in the real estate business, and was one of Tn-; 
active promoters in the erection of our new business block frout»d with gran- 
itoid pavement. He has long advocated a good system of water works for 
Upper Alton, and figured extensively upon the cost of a plant in this town. 

At present Mr. Benoow is representing a large amount of c-apital in the 
mtroduction of the new Acetylene (las Light. He has the general agency for 
Illinois and a portion of ^Missouri, liis lu'adquarters being at Alton. We 
present Mr. Benbow's pictiu'e in tlie uniform of Sergeant .^la.^or of the Knights 
of Pythias. He is also an Odd l-cllow and a Mason. 


1. Frank B. Black. 76. 

2. 'Fannie N. Biilkley-RoLeits 

3. Edward C. Dennv. ^y^. 

4. Kingman N. Morrill, '78 

5. Charles A. \'allette. '73. 

6. John H. Duncan, 77. 
7- W. Sanford Gee, '72. 


PLATh "n." 

H. Henrv Sriiiili/. ■-(,. 

y. Uailie S.|iiicrMiidKull. •-, 
i<>. Rita S. Wclistcr. 'Ni 
>i. I aura H. Phillips Baker, 76. 
12. Nellie KisinK-KnIow, ^s 
i.i. Justus I,. Bulklev. '76. 
i|. Will I-. \\ Hiker, •77 

iv Kiioch loliMson. '7.;. 

Id .Sauiuel A. I'errine. 77. 

17- ♦Newton J. McCorniick, ■7.). 

18. Ceorgia flark Cany, '78. 

ig. James I. Taylor, ■7^. 

-'<.. A May BlackClavton, ■7^. 

IJOIl.X CHAWFOKI* COX. i KiK.xvillc. T.-uti.i 

lauulii Inr suiiic linic ainnnu ilit- cdlorfil iicciplc in iiic S(i;;ili. 

m:\. I>A.\ii:i, HAI.I. l»KAKi:. a. l;., it. I». Wauki-slia, Wis. 

Al"u-f lii-adi.aiiu.i: Irdin inc classical course ..f Sliuiiiclf Ci.llcjiL' in l,St»l», ho 
siiout. a .year in tlii' siiul.v of iln'iilit;.;^ ami tlii'u ifiiiuvcd to I'cwaiiki'i', Wis., 
wliero lie was (iidaiiu'ii pastor in Doeeiulior, ISHK l.aler on, Iw rosunu'il his 
tluH» studies In ('liicaj;o, coiiiijletiiii; tin* eoiuse in -May, ISTo. Ho was 
at once accei)ted as a missionar.v to tiu' Telujius. Ixit did not sail until Seii- 
"(iiilier. lST-1. Ill licc(iiih(r. 1S7."». .Mr. iMake. in coiiiiiany willi Uev. .1. L. 
C'lough. \;siied Km iiool. a in u missicu siaiioii. and here .Mr. Dralve in'jcan 
wark in .luiy, ISTd. 

In Mareii. 1871), Kev. Itrake was cuniiielled, on accuiini ol lailiiiLC liealtli, 
to rilurn to Anu'rica to recuiieraie. .Mler eijilii years in lius l.iiid, llire<.' ol 
wliicii were spent iu ( 'alitOniia. no reiuriied to .Madras, airivin.L:' llieie Deeen;- 
Iter ;j, l.SST. On lite ITtli uf .January. ISSS. he was ni;irried In .Miss 1. "i\ Aic-v 
ander. of Toronto, Canada, \\iili wliuin lie liad iiavek'd I'roni I'xisinn. They 
lalioi\>d tojretlier in .Madras until Si'pteniber 21. ISiH. when .Mrs. Drake died 
of cholera. Shortly afttu'ward, .Mr. Drake spent a year and a lialf in thit-' 
eountry. lie then w i m hack lo .Madias. Iml si.Meeii niniiihs ktier was aj^aio 
obliged lo ri'turu lo llie riilled Slates, wliere lie lias since remained, a. eon 
siderable period of time li.avin.u lieeii spent in llie .lackson Sanatorium ai 
Dausville, X. Y. 


Malvern, Ark. 

I'llOF. 1. D. FUFLO.N, A. .M.. LL. 1',., .M 1). - .-.(U Hriuliton Tlaee, Fast St. Louis. 

Was born October lii. 1S4'J. ai La Fere. Departmeui of the Aisne, Fi'auce. 
ami eame to America with his iiaiciiis iu 1838. He entered ShurllelT College 
as a Sub-Freslimau iu 18lJ4-(ir>. ami .:;iaduated iu 181U. While he.'e he was 
prouiiueui iu literary society W(U-k and in the Alpiia /eta (ilee (Mul). He was 
one of the founders of tlie •■(,)ni \ ive." oai- lirsi colU-ge paper. He iveeiv.Hl 
the l''resfiinau prize for eliiciiiioii .-iiid ihe .Mills I'rize .Medal at graduation. 
In September, 187li, he accepted tlie positimi of teacher of Frenen and LatiJ 
in li;e Illinois Industrial rniversity at riiampaign. afterward completing tin: 
ceurst at the St. Louis Law Sclmul and enuji^ing m tlie practice of law in 
St. Louis. 

In 187.") .Mr. Fotiloii grailiialed fium llie 1 limieop.iihic College of 
Missouri, but continued the practice of law until ISiU, when he removed to 
Cahokia, 111., and look up tin- lite of a physician, in ISlKi locating in Eassi. 
St. lA)Uis. 

In aildilioii to his dtlier law woru. .Mr. Foulnii ucciipied the Chair of .Med- 
ical .lurisiirudence in the llomeopjitliic Cullege of Missouri from 187r» 


to 1894, since which date he has beeu Professor of Pai'diatrics in the siamo 

He was married to Miss Henrietta H. Bradley at Champaign, 111., June 
3, 1871). Mr. Fo'Ulon as a musician, and was editor of "Kunkers Musical Re- 
view" for several years. He also founded and edited in St. Louis for a year 
"La Patriote," a French weekly. For seven years he was editor of "The 
Clinical Reporter." 

REV. ROBERIT GIBSON, B. L).. M. D. - - - - Upper Alton. 

Was born in Dundas, Ontario, January 7, 18:>S. He entered Shiu'tlefC Col- 
lege in 'j^eptemlier, isri."*. where he graduated from the Theological Depart- 
ment in 1SG8. He afterward graduated from tlie Missouri Medical College, 
St. Louis. Mo. 

June 1). 18(;!), he was married to Miss Agatha Humbert, daugliter of Dr. 
F. Humbert, of Upper Alron. 111. Dr. (xibson was for three years pastor of 
The First Baptist Churcli of Louisiana, Mo., and for two years pastor at Pay- 
son, 111. Since 1875 he has been practicing medicine and doing medical mis- 
sionary work in Alton and vicinity, and preaching occasionally. He has for 
seventeen years been Superintendent of tlie Cherry Street Baptist Sunday 
School, the largest in tlie city of Alton. 

Dr. Gibson is the founder of the Alton Y. M. C. A., of wliicli lie was the 
first president. He was at one time Instructor in I'hysiology and Anatomy 
at Shurtleff College and is at present a trustee. Health officer of Alton for 
two years. President of Alton <'liarity Work. Secretary of Alton Humane 

tJOHN HENDERSON. ------- (Wliitehall i 

tJOHN MADISON JOHNSON. - - - - (J. lir.s .u's Depot, Teun.) 

LEWIS YOUNG McADAMS. ------ Jerseyville. 

JOHN TIFFIN McKERNAN. - . . . Sarcoxie. Mo. 

REV. JOHN JOSEPH WILDY PLACE, I.. D. - - - Wahoo, Neb. 

Was born Jaiiuary 9, 183(), on his father's farm near Vevay, Ind.. wliere he 
worked hard until 17 years of age, attending tlie country scuool in the win- 
ter seasons. At tlie above age he studied for six months in tlie city school 
of Vevay, afterward spending one term in Franklin College. In his twentieth 
year he went to Illinois to look after some land belonging to his father, and 
while there engaged a school for tiie winter, continuing to teach thereafter 
for three yeai^s. 

He was converted in his sixteenth year. Even in his boyliood he felt a 
desire to ibeconie a preacher, and at length voAved he would preach/ if 9iie 
should never have more than one shirt to his back. He was married to Miss 
Mary E. Baker in Pilvc Co.. 111., August 20. 1859, soon afterward spending 


t iulilt I'll iiiniitlis ill his olil Iiiili;iii;i lu)iiu>, w licrc llic ciiun ii licensed liiin to 
proiU-li. He reliinied to llliiiiiis iii ISdii, ;iiul iliere siieiit his tune in l(-aehiny 
school ami preaehinj; lor iliree or four years, liaiili/.inv: about lifty cojiverts. 

He entered Shurtli'ft ColU-^e 'I'iieolo.^ieal 1 >ei»aiMineiit in ixil. and since his 
uraduatioii in ISlIT has iu'id numerous pastorates in Illiiiois. Florida ami 

tlllHHI M. SAMPSON. - (Veniee.i 

*IION. ()ll\ Il.Li: A. SNEDKKKK. - . . . . .lerseyville. 

Was Itorii ill Jerseyville, 1I1...I dill' 11, IMS. His early lile was sjicot at lioiiie. 
(Uie mile east of the town, with his part'iits. who coiiducli'd a nurs.'ry. In his 
ytiuth 111' studied in tlu> piihlic school, alierward attendiiif^ Sliurtlelf ("tdiejjje, 
and tiuishin,n- his education at The Commercial Collefre uf Chicago. He was 
admitted to the bar in IMl. :iml praciiceii law siiccessrully lor many years. 
Thiui.irh a stroll:; Ueioililican. Mr. SiiedcUei- was twice ( lected u the State 
Le:j;islature from a Democratic district. 

He was married in \S~:', to Miss Emma Hel/.ell. uf riiiladeii)hi.i. who siili 
lives in Jerseyville with the two suns, Isaac and Frank. .Mr. Smileker was 
a nuMubor of the Baptist Clirrch. and an lioiie.vt. <rod-fearin,ic man. His death 
was ciiused li.v spinal par.-ilysls. ami t)cci;ired September 4, ISitT. at his home. 
He w.'.s a nil niber of tlie I. (). (). F.. .Modern Woodmen and Kiiiirlils of Honor. 

tllKXKV FKA.NCIS SCIIERU. . - . . . (Si)riii,i:li. Id.i 

*GEORGE I. YEAGEK. - - - (Fairlmry.i Aurora, about IS'.m. 


*C. W. HALHWI.N. - ------ St. Louis. .Mo. 

t.TOSEI'H S. BAU.XHrUST. ..... ( Vicksburir. .Miss.i 

*tLI.\X l'.E]»HbL. -......- (Trenton. I 

WILLIAM E. F.ELL. - - i:!Tl South Twelfth Street. Denver. Colo. 

Alter leaviiiir Sluirtlefl Colleiri^ he was en;xa,Lred in the brick business in 
Upper Alton tor rweiil.v .vears. durini; wliiih lim.- lie was City Clerk for eleven 
.vcars and Township Collector for two years. In l»i) he removed to Sitriiij; 
field. III., where he became Clerk of the State Seiiat,' Judiciary Committre. 
and afterward DepuT.v Fnited States Marshal iu the ortici> of C. I'. Ililch. 

In Septemlier, INS'.), lie went West, iieiiif; for a bm;; time in the brick biisi- 
iii-ss at Denver, where he still resides. 


GEOKGE EDWIX I'.L.\CK. - - - - - Chicajio. 

In tile Hour and fc^'d luisiiiess. 


JOHN H. BOYER, M. D. - Virden. 

*EDWABD GORDON BRAMBLE. - . . . . Decatur. 

Was born near Lalayette, Incl., February 14, 1845. Here he spent his early 
boyhood with his parents, who moved to Ohio in 1855, and three years la-er 
to Decatur, 111. In May, 1802, he entisted in Company I, Sixth-eighth Illinois 
Infantry. He was atterward transferred to Company B, Seventeenth Illinois. 
After tlie war he spent some time at Shurtleff College, afterAvard enterine; 
the employ of Postmaster W. J. Usrey, of Decatur. 

In 1871 he accepted the position of mail agent between St. Louis and 
Decatur, serving in this capacity until December, 1881, when he was seriously 
injured in a wreck at Carpenter, 111. For seven years he was mailing clerk 
under Postmaster Lytle at Decatur. He was engaged in the confectionery 
and ice business from 1889 until 1893, when he resumed his old position as 
mailing clerk. 

His death occurred November 30, 1895, after an illnesis of three mouths. 
He was a genial, kind-hearted man, devoted to his family and courteous to 
all. He had a very wide circle of friends and acquaintances. 
REV. HENRY WOOD BRAYTON, A. M. - 334 S. Sixth St., San Jose, Cal. 

State Superintendent of the Children's Home-Finding Society of Califor- 
nia. Has held several pastorates in the West. 
LUCIUS MARSH CASTLE, A. ]\I. - - - - - Springfield. 

Teacher of English Literature in Higli St-lu)ol. 
REV. LORIN GEORGE CATCHPOLE, B. D. - Black River Falls, Wis. 

Was born in Plaintield, Will Co., 111., October 30, 1844. Childhood and 
youtli Avere spent upon the farm, assisting in its labors and attending school 
when opportunity offered. At the age of 21 he spent a short time in study 
at Nortlnvestern College, then at Plainfield. afterward graduating from the 
Theological Department of Shurtleff College in 1870. In August of the same 
year he accepted a call to the First Baptist Church of I^a Salle, 111., where he 
was ordained the following November. After two years of labor in this field, 
he spent two and a halt years as pastor at Richmond, Hi., and twenty-one 
years in Wisconsin, at Waterloo, Black Riv«r Falls, Wyauwega and other 

From 1888 until 1893 Mr. Catchpole ably filled tiie position of Financial 
Secretary of Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, Wis. He afterward held pas- 
torates at St. Charles and Minnesota City, Minn., being recalled in 1897 to 
Black River Falls, Wis., where lie is still laboring. 

*OLIN J. CLAUSON, A. B.. LL. B. - . - . New York City. 

Received the degree of A. B. in 1871 from the University of Rochester; 
LL. B., Columbia College. New Y'ork City, 1873. Lawyer in New York City. 
Died February 24, 1879, aged 29 years. 


.lAMKS 1',. ( I-I\'l"().\. - - . . Il.irv.'v. St<'vriis Co.. Wash. 

FKANK .M. COAKIi. :MH\*._. Kasi Slate .str.-.l, .la.ksoiiviUr. 

EutoriHl Sliui'ili'ir ("iilU'i:!' iimiu'diali'ly al'lcr tlirt'c years" sfi-\ hm- in Hie 
Ignited States army diirini; ilie Iteliellioii. lie was a lunir lioy. He wdre l>s 
soldier uiiifoi-in. and snlisisied cliii'lly mi Kendall t-raeUers. lie siudied nniil 
1 or l! o'idiirk in the nioruiiiir, ruse at 5 and sawed wood. I'orceil at last, <i\\ 
account of lack of nieaiis, to leave colle^^e witliotit ^'radiialiii.i;. lie eiijra.ired iii 
general inercliaiidiso business, whicli lie f(dlowed until iss'.t. since which d;itf 
he has been an und<^rtnker. 

NoviMuber S, 18<»G, Mr. Ooard was married to .Miss Mary Kn;ii>i>. of W.iver- 
ly. III., dautrhter of "rnele (Jeor.ue Kuapp," so well known to the old settlers 
in MoTijan County. Mr. Coard is an upright Christian man, and resp«H'toii 
and loved by hosts of acquaintances aiul friends. Hit was a member of 
Cnmp.any (J. One Ilundretl .•iiid First Illinois, .and his .•uir.y rcenrd w:is 

til. J. COCKKEI.L. - - (N.wiiern.. 

ARTIirir L. COOUESIIALL. Chicago. 

Traveling salesman for an electi-ical concern. 

HAKKY C. COEE. Chester. 




Was born In Barre, Orleans Co.. N. Y.. .Inly L'. 1S4!). His fa i her died when 
("liarles was 8 years old. and he removed lo Colund)ia. Conn., with his mother 
where they resided until Charles was 1(! yrars old. when ho en'tered tlie I're 
paratoi-j' Department of Shurtleff I'pper Alton, 111.— this opportunity 
being afforded him by his nnole. Dr. Daniel Read, who- was at that time 
President of the Ccdiege, After remaining a little more than m year, circmn- 
stances compelled him lo give up his course of stud.v. and he returned to 
Connecticut, where ho worked upon a farm until 21 years of ago. when he 
entered the service of a railroad comp.any at Willimantic, with whicli ho re- 
mained ten .years. lie then accepted tlie position of bookkeeper fur a lum- 
ber firm in the same city. 

In 1800 President Harrison appointPil Mr. Daniels Postmaster at Wil 
limantic, which office he hold until 1804. He was eleotefl Judge of the Proli-ite 
Court for the District of Windham, assuming his duties on the 1st of .I:in 
uary, 1807. 

Ho was married in 1877 to Miss Susii' E. Little. They have two children. 
Nelson Archie. IS. and draco Lillian. It!, both students of the Willimantic 
High School. .Iiidgo Daniels is a Ereemjisiui. K'niglit 'rmipl.-ir, odd T'ellow. 


member of the Royal Arcanum and A. O. U. W. In politics he is and always 
has been a Repuliliean. 

tSTEPHBN B. DANIEL. ...... (Metropolis.; 

CHARLES S. DELAY. - - - 34 Channing avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 

(Care Mrs. N. B. Browning.) 

fREV. FRANCIS M. DeMARANYILLE. - . - . (Decatur.) 

*EDSON ASA DODGE. . . . . Jerseyville, September, 1894. 


Was born in Little Hampton, England, May 21. 1838. Came to Wisconsin 
in 1849. Was converted at Neosho, Wis., in 1857. In 18G3 enlisted in thi? 
Twenty-ninth Wisconsin Infantry, being mustered out in 186.5 at the close 
of the war. After three years of study in Shurtleff College, he took a tTieo- 
logical course at Hamilton, N. Y., gi*aduating in 1871. in which year he was 
ordained at Albany, beginning his ministry at Bath-on-the-Hudson in August. 
He was also pastor at Wilson. N. Y., for a time, and then removed to Illinois, 
where he held pastorates at Freeport. Pontiac and Danville. In 1881, broken 
in health, he moved to Iowa, Avhere after recovering somewhat he preached 
at various points— Mapleton, Oskaloosa. Sheldon and Algona. For a year and 
a half he was Financial Agent of Central University, Bella, la. 

After a pastorate at Faribault. Minn., he went to the Pacific Coast, preach- 
ing at C/orvallis, Ore., and supplying various churches in California, where he 
,is now residing in the hope of recovering his health and being able to devote 
his entJre time to the work. 

God's blessing has been bestowed upon the pastoral labors of Rev. Dor- 
ward. He has baptized 210 persons, and through his Instrumentality (ivo 
liouse.s of worsliin have been erected. 

\A'ILLIA?.[ HART DUFF. - - . - Excelsior Springs. Mo. 

Bookkeeper in a flouring mill. 

tGEORGE FERRE. ------- (Mowea^jua.) 

HIRAM N. FOSTER. - . - - Chitwood, Lincoln Co., Ore. 

SAMUEL GOODWIN FOSTER. - - - . . Aubuvii. 

Editor and publisher of "The National Guardian." 

ELLIOTT BREBSE GLASS. ----- Edwardsville. 

Was born at Centerville, St. Clair Co., ill., April 10, 1845; eldest son of 
Co melius and Elizabeth J. Glass. While a l>oy he worked on his father's 
farm, attending the district school m tlie winter months. In the fall of 18G4 
h'.i entered Shurtleff College, and remained there until the spring of 1868. H<' 
then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1870 by the Supreme Court 


of tilt' Stall'. In ISTi: lie was aiipuiiilcd Stair's Alldi-iicy to lill a vai-ancy. 
niul ill the fall of the same year iKmiiiialfd as a caiididatf <iii tlic (irci'lcj 
tickoi for the sauic olHci'. Itciiii; clccicd (ivcr W. !•'. I., lladlry, the Kc]Mil)licaii 
c-aiididatc. He held iliis imsiiioii for four years. 

Ill ISTtt lu' was aiM'oiuK'd .Master in Cliaiieiiy liy tlie .Indices of tlie (Mr 
(•nil Coi-ri, and reapiioiiited four limes. iKtidiiij; the position until tho fall of 
1SS!>. In ISSS lie was iiy .1 iaiiic majority cleftcd Pri'sideiit of tlio Eihvards- 
villo lioard of ImIik at i.ui. Ijciii-j; .M.iyor of the saiiiC' city In 1SSU and IS'.Ki. 
In 1SiH2 lie was I'lecied Slate's .Vtim-ney. deelininfr re-election in ISiXi. 

Mr. (I'lass is a eliartt r iiit inlier of the Kiii;;lits of Pythias. lie has always 
taken an aetive jtart in polities. fre(iuently Iteinu a dele;:ate to county. State. 
Conjrressional and Jiiilicial conveiii mns. and dniimr rresidi'iii ial c.impai;;ns Deniocr.uic sp/eches in vaiimis pari of the Stale. In 1S74 he was 
married in I'liper Alton to .Mis- i;inlora Stocki'r. 'I'liey have two children. 
Kreese and ( Jenevieve. 

tPKNM.VMIN I'K.WKl.IX l!i(;iri". . . . . (-south Maeon.i 

UFA. FHKI>1:K1('K II ill. . - - . . Mindeii. Net.. 

(JEOUGE W HILL. - - . - IW.M'reston Place. St. Loiii.s Mo. 

Superinreiideut Ite.uina Flour Mill Co. 

REV. THOMAS .1. KEITH. I >. I >. - Vineeiiiies. Iiid. 

Was horn in Knox Co.. Ind.. Septeiiilier 1!1. ISI'J. Cimverted at tlie a.trt 
of i;i. he united willi the liaptist Clinrdi. He enlisted in the Cnioii army 
Aitpust r?l, ISOl, and was honoral ly discliarsjed in ISCiC with the rank of 
First Lieutenant. He eiiteied Sliurtleff Colleiro in April. ISCiti. ;j:radualin.i.' in 
the-oloffv in 1S(W). 

Mr. Keith was ordained jj.isior of tlie P.aplist Clmi'ch at \Vankesli;i. Wis.. 
Au^'ust lit. ISC.O. a ureat revival folloAviui;- in lS(;i»-7<i. ()ct(ditM- 121. isTI. he 
sailed for Assam. India, iindi'r the auspices of ilic American Haiilist. Mission- 
ary Union. si>endin,:r four years at (ioalpara. wliere lie cnnstructed jrrammar 
and dictionar.v of the (iaro lanuua.L;!'. translat iiiu' tlie four Cosjiels into tliat 

March 21, 1S7(!. lie returned to the rniteil States on account of liis health. 
For eleven year.s he held pastcu-ates in low.i. at .Ma<inoketa. Waverly and Des 
Moines. TTe then removed to Indiana, where (Jreenwnod and \iiiceiines have 
en.ioyed his pastoral labors. Peuiel Hajitisl Church in the latter cit.v heinjr hi? 
present charjre. He has baiitized about "idO persons in America and 2ri(» in 

Mr. Keith was married 011 .\ii;;iist IL'. ISC'.t. to Miss Pelly .\. Hole (a 
student of Rural Park Seminaryi at her home in Havana. IMason Co.. 111. 
Their only child. Henry T'.oyd. ;i LM-adu;ite of I'r.inUIin ('(dletre classical de- 


partnieiit, died in the twenty-fourth year of his age, while pursuing a medi- 
cal course. 

The degree of D. I), was eonforred upon Rev. Keith by the Central Uni- 
versity of Iowa, in June. 1S81. 
I.OKIN W. T.PIWIS. ------- Ashland, Neb. 

I'ltOF. JOHN HENRI LOOMIS. ----- Chicago. 

Principal Wells School. 

tJOHN MANNING. ..----. (Springfield.) 

CHARLES FREDERICK MINER. . - . - - Decatur. 

Entered the Union army in April. ISGl. at the age of 17. serving until May. 
3865. when the war was over. He then spent a brief period in study at Shurt- 
leff. Not long afterward he was married, and lived for years in Christian 
Co., also in Clay Co., near Flora. He then removed to Decatur and was en- 
gaged for a considera'ble time in the painting business, afterward devoting 
his attention to farming, which is his present occupation. 

CHARUBS LEWIS PALMER. . . - - (Litchfield.) Chicago. 

Foreman of pressroom in a large printing establishment. 

JOHN MAYO PALMER. - - Office 710. No. 108 LaSalle St., Cuicago. 

JAMES J. PENIX. -..---. Reading, Mo. 

*CITARLES A. PERKINS. ------ St. Louis, Mo, 

Died of chorera in the summer of ISGG. 
=■•'-; C:H A RLES W. SANDERS. - - - (Rockbridge.) Died in 1887. 

L. H. SCANLAND. -.---.- Bisbee, Ariz. 

HENRY SCISSON. -.----.- Otterville. 

D. L. STAHL. --------- Moro. 

JOHN H. STAHL. . - Dorsey. 

MOUNO THANBYAH. - - - Rangoon, British Burma. Asia. 

A native Karen, who was converted unibn- tlie preaching of Baptist mis- 
sionaries, came to America to be educated, spending several years at Shurt- 
leff College, and then returned to his own land to work for the salvation of 
his fellows. 

SMfrn TOWNSBND. ------ Washington, D. C. 

In the service of ti..- LTnited State ^^'ar Department. 
\V. W. G. WELDON. ..-.--- Centralia. 

LEV> IS A. WINTERS. ------ Pueblo, Colo. 

tCLARENCE E. WOODRUFF. ----- (Pittsfield.) 



\\ ll.l.lAM STANCKl.I. I'.ruro.N. .V- S.r.m.l Si.. N. W.. \,in;,'i..n. 1 ►. C. 

lli.IiN M ,uii\ I rniiifiit clcrU^liip. 
J!:SSK K. ( Ai.WAl.I.Al.KK. - " .lr,->..vv :11.-. 

in:V. WKSl.KV AhAM CAIN. - - - ' M.-li-in.. I.o.l^'.-. K:.n. 

Iir)\ ^Vll KV XKWION rilA.\!i:!:i:S. a. M.. I.ruhk,. I'.l.l-. linli^ti.Ml.mis. In.l. 
Wi. !)..•.. Ml -•,,:Mi. Knox V... I.i.i.. MMnh IS IM:.. His nnn.l.v 
w:.«. .-unouLr Uu- im.n...r.< of r.u- l:.-,-:.! Nnrtluvsi. Lis u^v:uu}f:Uhrv having- sri 
tlr,l ..a Maria Vn^rk shnilly aft. r tl..' Ki'vclnti.mary War. Ilr was a mai. -f 
,pnr.. thai, usual intrl.T-r.uH-. an.l in his lllVliinc lirhl a nuuil.-r m' mum, 
taut ..Ili.TS II.. ha.i tw.^lv.. Of tins miml.."r. Al.'xan.l.T. tlu' lalh.T 
of Sniil.-.v in U).^ . ailv -Ki's .-.uistni.-t..,! a stoam saw mill at tlu' town ..f Kd- 
wanlsm.n t.. saxv iiunl.-r 'n-r llu- S..iitl..M->i luark.'i. This v..niu.v^' un- 
sm-cossfnl hnaiK-iaHy. h- ivtm-n.Ml iiMsr.: t,. Uu" s...-,,.- ..f his hirih. wh.-n- h- 
• nn-a^t'il in farniinn- an.l dicil in l*<f><">. 

' The mother of our subjert was Kachel Keith, n native of Kentucky, who 
moved to Knox Co.. In.l.. abont ISW. She ha.l stronjr .lualities of nnn.l an.l 
iH-art. Her .U-ath o.^-urre.! six months pri.u- to that nf her hushau.l. On.. 
son and two dau.irhters survived them. 

The ^^ubject of this ske.> 1, liv..,l on a farm until ^S^^:^. wh..n h.^ enlist..! n. 
the One Hundred and Fifu-.^nth Indiana remainin.L' in th.- army 
rntil \u«n7st ISr.C. servin- in both infantry and artill.'ry ami takm- pari m 
the battle of Nashville. 'IVun.. in December. isn4. After the war he entere.i 
Shurtieff College m-a.-uiatins' in 1^7.. with the honors of the class. lie was a 
prominent society worker, an.l a favoril.' with stn.l..n.s .nul pruf..ssors. 

After reading' law in St. Louis. Mo., for a year. h.> l-.Mn pra.-t.<-.. n. \ m- 
cenn.'s in 1ST12. the next year formin.u' n partnersnip with Wm. II. I..\\ 
^vhi.•h cntinu.Ml m.lnl.M-rupic.r, v vnnil isv... when. wiHiont .solicitation, he 
was app..;n..-.l by l-.vs>d..ii, lla.rls.n Inii..,! States District At..rney for tn- 
Dis.rlct o'- Indiana, rcn.le.^in,' n. .essary his rcn.oval to Indianap.dis. In 
December iS'.tO. lu' opened a law ..tli.e at lndianap..lis with Saml. O. I'i.d<.-ns 
and ('has. W. M.iores as partners, an.l this partm-rshi,. siill .•..ntinu.-s, th. 
firm Ix-in- on.- <.f th.- b.-st known in the State. 

Mr ("hamb.-rs always been a.-tive in politi.-s. b.-inu' of th.- 
politicians of m.liana. 11.- is a im-ndu-r ..f ,h.- .;. A. U.. a thirty-se.-.-nd .le 
tree Mason an.l a me.ub.r of the Pnsbyt.M-ian Chur.-h. 11- hns always t.-,ken 
a great inten'st In edncati.mal matt.-rs. He was f-r many S.-.r.-tary 
of the Koard of Trustees of Vin.-enn..s Iniversity. an.l is at a member 
of that boar.l. On May .-'.I. 1S7<;. he was married to Isadora McCor.l. .langl-.- 
t.-r ..f \Vm. M.-Cor.l. ..f :i pi.m.-. r family of Knox C.).. In.l. 


EDWARD EVERETT COLE. ------ Fargo, N. D. 

*WILI.IAM K. DEAN. . . . . ^ -vestfield, Mass., in 1883. 


SOLOMON DRAPER. A. B., LL. B. - - - - Niobrara. Xel.. 

Was born January 18, 184.j, at ^Lirkol. Huntington Co., :n(l. He entered 
Shurtleff College in 186G, graduating in .Inne. 1S72, taking tlie highest honors 
of his class. In March, 1874, he graduated in law at the LTniversity of Michi- 
gan, and has since been engaged in the practice of his profession at Niol)rara. 

October 10, 1876, he was married to Miss Ann Eliza Sessions at Ann Ai'bor. 
Mich. He was a member of the Nebraska Legislature in 1S8:> and 1884. Was 
''(Uinty Attorn(>y of Knox Co.. Neb., 189.'^,-4. 

tCYKI\S S. KCAN. -.-----. ((niapin.) 

*REV. .JOHN RRBCKP:NRID(;E KXCLISH. D. D., M. D. - De Land. Fla. 

Was l)orn in Carrollton. 111.. .lune 12ti. 184."). Wlien 11 years of age he was 
baptized by Dr. .1. Bulkley into the fellowshij) of the Baptist Cluircli of his 
native town. lie belonged to a pnmiinent family. He attended tlie common 
schools until 10. when he spent one year in teaching and two as clerk in a 
store. Then after studying law a couple of years in Chicago, he opened an 
office in Springfield. 

During these years he liad been struggling with his conviclion of duty 
to preach the Compel of .lesus Clu'ist. In a wonderful reviv;il in Springtiehl 
he ent(^red with ardor into the Avork of soul-winning. Soon afterward he 
abandoned the law for the iminisrry, entering Shurtleff College in Septeml^er. 
1805., and (b voting ten years to prejiaration for tlie ministry. I{(\Tcliing 
Alton witli %'l in money, vigorous constitution and energy and the indomita- 
ble i»ni')ii:s:' to give liis lif(> to (Jod. lu' e.'U'ncd Tlie me;ins of liis sui)])orl. su]> 
plying churches in the v'cinity of Alton, traveling on foot and preaching wit'i 
power and success. He also persuaded four of his brothers to come to Shurt- 
leff, ;ind was instrumental in leading three of tln-m to Clivist. 

.Tidm B. Englisli was gifted in oratory, and received tlu' gold medal at his 
graduation fi'om tlie classical course in 1872. Three years later lie graduated 
from tlx' Shurtleff Theological Department, receiving the degrees of B. D. 
and A. M.. :ind the tiieological prize for oi'atory. June !.">. 187."), he was mar- 
ried at Slielbyvillc. 111., to Sliss Mary Elida Barrett, of the class of 187"). ti 
woman of line intellectual powers and great strength of charact(>r. 

Till' first pastorate of Mr. English Avas in Fort lli)\v;ird. Wis. I'rom tliis 
place lie went to Vermont St. Cliurcli. <\)uincy. 111., and jifterward to the 
First B.'iptist Clnircli of Salem. X. .1 Four y;'ars were tlieii devoted to the 
work of tlie Anieric.-in Baptist Fublication Society and tlie M:irylaiid State 


TlliMll As-:iici;llinli, clll|-i|i.U wlljch linic he i|ii| Ihc WiilU til MM I'V.lllirrlisl. Mild 
ii is Mltiiiucd iliMl .'iH' tlidUSMiMi iH'isdiis cuiirt sscd Clirisi in iMimfctin)i 
Willi liis iircMrJiiui;-. lie Mliri-wMrd did iiiM.::iiHicciil \\<iri; in <;rMic ( 'liiin-h, 
Hjilliimin-, NcwMil". X. .1.. iiid Xcw Ymk City. Al l?.illiiiiiin' lie :iitd Ids wile 
imisHt'd Mii(T <Miiii])l('icil M cuursc in iiH'iliiiiic. Ml'IcruMnl iir;icllciiiji ;.'r;iiuiluiis- 
!y Miiioiiu: the pniir (d" liicir <-niiurc,tr:iiiniis. In |s>s Sliiirllcll liniiuri'il .Mr. 

Kn,u;lisii wiili liic dcjircc m" ! >. D.. Miid in IMn; cniifcirrd llir ili-i:.;-, I' .\. .M. 

uiKUi .\Irs. Kn.iilish. 

I>r. Eii.:rlish kept ahrcasi ol Hm- limes and in cltisi' imicli willi tiic n«i\i*- 
nuMits for thi,> njiliftin.ii' of men. II.' was an canu'st advucate ^t( I*r diiliiti m. 
and his uiloranci's upnii tlir ImImu' t|in siioii wcit piiwrrrnl mmi! cfl n i i\ r. His 
death (icctii'icd iSeccnilM r ."lo. I>".t7. in Me Land. I"1m.. wlicrc lie IimiI .iiisi mi- 
ccplcd a call tn ilic ikisih-mU' nl' ihc I'.apiist ('liurcli Miid the ('liair i>\' < M-altii-.v 
and Riliiical Literature in .Inlni I'.. Siris.m riiivcrsii y. His twn siin< li.ivc 
jpst ciimideted the FreshniMii v.'mi- in llie liiiversiiy. 

I'.. II. KVAXS. .... ... . (I'edria.i 

IIKV. .KtllN FLKMIXc; IIOW.MM). A. 11.. I'.. 1 >. i:i I'asi'. 

Was iiiirn .March L'fi. LS-IC. ai l-'ranUlnii. hid. lie eiiicied Siiiirilcll' ( ' .! 
l(\:i-e in ]S\\i\. liradeatin.i: rrnin c!:issi(al ciuirse in IMl: rimii ' I »e 
partn';'!!! in \SH. lie m.-nried uii .Iiinc '!>■. IViL la Miss .Maiiie I-, 
r.ea.iian. nf Lincidn. lil. lie was in ili(> Lnitcd Slates .MiliiMi-.\ Service ihe 
Imsi yeMr (if liie ('i\il War. 

Uev. lliiward Iims held ihe I nlluw in.-- pasim-ales: S]iriii.i;!iei,~. .Mi.. LsT ! 7.'. 
Bunker Hill. 111.. lM.")-7'.t: Knwners (li-.ive. ill.. ly7:iM: 1 1 im wmIIi.i. Kan. 
I.ssi-s;',: .Marseilles. 111., Inm'.m;: i>i.\ m. 111.. issiMiii: I-;i \':i<:>. 111.. l>;iii i.i dale. 

\IV.\\ lOIlX KXSICX lX(;iL\M. I'.. I>. . . .. - Whliini:. Ind. 

^^Ms iNirn ill ^^■hiteside Cn.. 111.. .Iiiiie li'.t. L^Ki. iiiiisi (if his youthful d.iys 
hein.-i' siieiii in ("aridll (':•.. (.n ihe lieiiiesieMd of his f:ither. Uev. Ihiiineti, 
Il'.jrhani. lie was ( (inverted mi ilie M;i;-e of IN. Mini iie( iiseil 1 1 preach two years 
later and served for some time as siiperiineiideiii ol' ilie I'.Mpiisi Salihath 
School near his honie. 'I'wd terms we-e speiii Ml .Ml ('Mrroll Seminary. He 
served three years as a s ddier. two years ms serLicMiii. In Seittend'er. lv';".;'.. 
he was ordained while home on f iirloii.L;!!. On ihe L'7ili of .\ii.irnsl. isc.r,. he 
was inarri((l to >!iss .Mar.\- .M. Cosiier. who accomiiaiiied him to Sniirilelf 
(■idleu;e. where he uradiialed in iheoloizy in ISCH. 

lie o( ciiiiied pastorales al Shipnian and !^1 I'aso. 111.. removiii-_' to 
XehrasUa in L'^-Tl. wliei-e he was em:Mi:('(l in Home .Mission work for twenty- 
live years. preadiiiiL: mi (lillei(ni limes :ii I'.x.ier. (;ild ui. I'r.iken How and 
Lincoln. His work was hlessed. live .diiireh oriranizai ions, one assoeialioii. 
tell houses of woi-ship and l.'.ti haiilisms iieim: aimm;;- the visilde resnlis. 
Owiiij: to Impaired he.ilih and ihe ih'alh of his wife in 1>'.h;. he removed 


with his youug'er ohihlron to Wliitins'. Ind.. and is now retired from active 
ministerial work. 

JOSEPH LEWIS IKWIX. - 1707 Thirty-fourth St.. N. W.. Washin.^ton. D. C. 

REV. JOHN LOVIXGTOX JACKSON, D 1). - .".-.24 Madison Ave., Chicago. 
Was born in Brantford. Oat., May ;il. 18-19. In ISO.") he removed to Rocli 
Island. III., wliere he was converted and joined the Baptist Church under 
the ministry of Ilev. E. C. ^I. Burnham. He entered Shurtieff Preparatory 
Department in 1S()(). and remained untU the completion of his Sophomore 
year, when, in 1870. he entered the I'liiversity of Chicago, graduating with 
the degree of A. B. in 1872, immediately entering the Bapiist Theological 
Seminary of tliat city and completing the course in 1874. 

His first pa.stf)rate was at Downer's Grove. 111., where he was ordained in 
June. 1874. In 1S7() he became p.-iStor of I'arlv I'lace Baptist Church, Aurora, 
111., where he remained eight years. During his pastorate In that city the 
membership of the church was doubled and a new church edifice erected. 
In 1884 he was called to the I'irst Baptist Church of Bloomington, 111.. Avhere 
he remained for six years. A new church was also erected by this congre- 
gation during his pastorate. A^'liile Inn'e he received the degree of D. D. 
from Sliurtleff. In 18!*(i lie accepted the call of the Fountain St. Church, 
Grand Rapids, INIich.. and in Novendier, 18!»ii. that of the Hyde Park 
Church. Chicago, his present Held of lalior. This is the •'University Church." 
being attended by many of tlie j.rofessors and students of the I'niversity of 

JOHN LEVERETT. ------- Upper Alton. 

Youngest son of Prof. Warren Leverc>tt: was born August Hi. 1853. in 
Upper -\ltou. where he has resided all his life. He was a gentle, quiet boy. 
fond of music and study anfi home. His early education was received in his 
home, and later on he eut«^red the Preparatory Department of Shurtieff Col- 
lege. He made a fine record for scholarship, but at the beginning of his 
Sophomore year left college and went to work in a book store, continuing in 
the same business up to date, at the same time being agent of the Chicago 
and Alton Railroad at this point, an expert telegrapher, correspondent for 
newspapers, an officer in two building associations, and Treasurer and Trustee 
of Shurtieff College for several years. In the affairs of the town and the 
various orders to Avhich he belongs, he Is faithful and reliable and alway.s 
ready to bear his full share of responsibility. 

In October, 1877. he was married to Miss Amy Hamilton, daughter of the 
late Rev. B. B. Hamilton, of Whitehall, 111. For many years Mr. Leverett 
has been organist of the Upper Alton Baptist Church, and treasurer of the 
Sunday School. His life has been one of busy, quiet usefulness. He has a 
charming liome. and his son and daughter botli attend Sliurtleff College. 


ALANSON L. r.'n^•IS. - lUl'.t S. •l"\v.'iil.v-si'( .,.1 1 Si., l/m. i,|.i. Si-h. 


liKV. (;i;(tlt(;K W. MKI/IOX. ..... nii;,u;i. K-.m. 

li:il>(isi cU'ruviiiMii. 

Iii:\'. KhWlX 1;. Mil, 1,1:1:. . - HliKt.iiiii^'ioii. lli'iiiiepiii Co.. .Mum. 

\\ as l;.iiii :\\ l.awrc'iict'iiuru-. Im';.. .luly S. I,v-14. Wlicii lie was Kt years uh.. 
llie ramiiy n^iiuivetl lo IWuuiiuiigiuii. .Mum., wheri- In- atlt'iuU-d llic rural scliu )l> 
for Ji fi'W iiKiiillis of i-acli year, lie cuiivii-lctl at llic auf of li;. juinii;; 
the lilooiiiiii,i;'lo!i liaptis' Cliiucli. in ('(unii.iiiy 11. I'lrsi Kc;,'iiiiciit, 
Miunosota \ uIhuuht liilantiv. lie scivcil as .iinl Scrjii-aiil il(iii;i;i 
the war of the Ileliellioii. lieii.ji huiinialily iliscliar;;e(l at ils closr. 

In Septeinlier, ISCm. he eouiun'iiced a ilassical course of study at the .Min- 
nesota. Haptist riiiveisity. IIastin,iis, Miiui. Si.\ mouths later ilie university 
laih'd, and in Oclolier. ISCiC. he cnuliuucd his studies iu Sluii'lieri Coiled*'. 
Three years later lie was euinpelleil lo leave cdlleue and laUe of his 
father's farm, tt-aehing school in the winter seasons. 

lie was married in .March, l,S7."i. and removed to Morida, where he resided 
for a year, when he returned to .Minnesota and resumed his teaching. .\t his 
father's death in 1,S77 he bought the old which lias since lieen his 
home. His family consists of tiiree daughters .ind tHiir sons, ilir two oidt st 
attending the .Miniu'apolis High School. 

OTIS A. .MILLEU. .... Ki Keiinet t St.. .\slicvillc. .\. C. 

Brother of Edwin 1'..: was horn in I.a wieiiccl;nrg. Ind.. .liny 14. IN-I.S. his 
youth being passed at I.h.iiiiiingtun. .Minn. .Mici' s,)iiic liiiii' sp.nt in stud.v 
at Shurtleff College, he was married hi ilarcli, IMo, to .Miss Ellen I'ond re- 
moving to Tallahassee, Fla., in 1S72. where for four years he was engaired 
iu school te.aching. Since thin li,' navcled extensively in I'lurid.i. (!eorgi;i 
and Tennt ssee. ;is .-i p.irlrait p.-iiiiler ;iiid leaclier of .•iri. reiiitviiig lo Knox- 
ville. Teiin.. in 1S7!1. wiiere lie engaged in tlie estate business. 

He settled in .Vsheville. N. ('.. in 1.VS7. where he has a studio and work.^i 
iu crn.von. pastel and oil. He is a niemher of the rresbyn'rian Church. Has 
three children — a son aged I'l*. and two d.iuglilcrs. 11 .•ind 7 respecl ively. 

THO-MAS I>. .MILKOY. - - 14(ili St.. tHiiaa.i. .New. 

.MOSES A. -NEWELL. ....... (Jir.uu. 

Was birn in iJreeiie Co.. 111.. ()ciobi-r L'."., I.v47. .Viler leaving Sliurlleir 
College he was married to Miss S. E. (Jrceiie. of K.iymoiid. 111.. February S. 
1K71'. and settled on a farm live miles c.-ist of (;ir;ird. wiiere his life h;is iieen 

.Mr. .\ewcll four sons and ;i daughter. :ill lumw 11. lie is a member of 
tlie .Methodist Chiireli. but iiiii strongly s 'ei.iri.-iii in his views, li, his early 


lilc Jie was a lU-piib.icaii, luU has l'.ji' many years past bei'U an active I'i\>- 

liK\'. ALl'l'^UT ()(!]. K. - - lis WoiKliuff i'lacc, IndianapoKs. Inu. 

Suiicrintcnil' lit Slate .Missions, Indiana Baptist Convention. 

KKV. ADOM'JirS 1!. I'AKKS. - ;J2:J Ninth Ave., West, Ilalcliinson, Kun. 

After takinji- a preparatory course at Shurtleft' College, lie graduated at 
Blaekbui'ii University. CarliuvlUe, 111., in LSTl. atterward took a tiieologieai 
cni'rs;' and was onlr.ii'.ed by ilic Alton i'resbytery in {(ctulier. IST.'!. iNii. 
i'arks lias lieeii an active ininisrer ot the rresl)yterian Clinrcli in Illinois and 
Kansas, ler the past live .\e;iis having );eeii pastor at large ot the Larncii 
Presbyiiry. making his home at Hutciiinson ami traveling over the sjiith 
western tiiird of the State. His family consists of Avife and tliree children. 

CIlltiSTIA.X C. I'Ari.. .... .v,(i K. Secnml St., Alton. 

Dealer in groceries and gi'iienil mercli;indisc. 

VtJiiAIiLEL-i O. I'ETEUSON. .... - (Silver Creek. .\el)., 

IIEXUY S. PETTIXCJILL. .... - Kcdl.inds, Cai. 

•*C. M. 1'()I;lEY. . . , - - Died m California, in 18i)U. 

tAKCIIlBALI) L. UK.\I). ..--.. (Upper Alton., 

*KEV. WILLI.V.M \\ . Ki'.A;;A;\, .V. B.. Died in BraiiU'rd. Minn., in Dect'inlu'r. l.^iU). 
TIIO.MAS 'IWVLOK KlIEA. - - 12ir2 N. McLe;iii St., Bloomington. 

tA. E. UUSSELL. ....--- (Kostniond.) 

FBA.NK SCISSO.X- ......-- LincoLi. 

tllEXUV H. S.Mrril. - . . . . . iCli.-imllerville.i 

EbW.MM) .\. STONE, I ). i ). - - - - - Upper Alton. 

Illinois State Sumlay Sclioid .Missionary. 

-tJA.MES VOOKIIIIOS STBYKEK. ..... (.Jersey ville.) 

HENRY C. TEKUY. .... ... Otterville. 

KEY. JOHX MARK TlTTEUIXirroN, A. B. - - - Springtield. 

Was born at Edgington, Rock Island Co.. 111.. F(>braary .'>. IXi;!. (Graduated 
from Shnrtleff College clase'cal course in l.S(>S, and has since iield pastorates 
as follows: Edgington, III., lS(!.S-7(): Manchester, Mich., lS7(t-73; Fenton. 
Mich., 187:5-74; Oxford, Mich., 1874-77; Eaton Rapids, 1877-81; Allegan. Mich.. 
1881-83; Kewanee. 111.. 1883-8-"); Roseville. 111.. 188r,-S!»; (Greenville. 111.. 18SJ- 
02; Yirden, 111.. 18'.l2-r»."'); Waverly, 111., 18!>.V.»7. 

On May 4, 18G9, Mr. Titterington was married at ( nicago to Miss A. S. 
Bronson, daughter of Dr. Miles 15ronson. missionary to Assam. They have 


live cliihlrt'U liviii^i: llic l \\ .. eldest h.n,' :il icmictl S.iiiil Idt ('ul!.';:r. In ISUT 
.Mr. 'rillcriiii^tdu iviircil li-.uu ii:c luiiiisic.v. :iii(l li;is (■ii.ii.i^'nl in r;iiiiiiii;r iii'mc 
Siniii.ulichl. 111. 

yA\ ILI.LV.M KDWIN V(tr><;. 

ill. A. i;ai;i)i:.\. 

"C. T. BEEK.MA.N. 

Illllnil. S. I» 



- - - - rclfrslnii-'^'. 

C;i:()It(iE SI'EAUS r.EEK.>IA.\. - - I'll .\. Si.\tli SI., Si.iiii.ulU'l(I. lii. 

\\';is liDiM' ill .MviiMnl ("d., ill.. .\l;i.V 14, 1SI!», aihi iXMicil on liis Ijiriic.'V, 
farm. Ai the ai;i' ol' 10 )>e t'lili'i't'd ,\ortli San,u:aiiiiiii Acadfiiiy. .■^pciuliii^' Imir 
tt'i-iii.s ilifii'. He tlu'ii stiulu'il lor a year at llliiioi.s CoUc^i' and nearly three 
years at Sliurtlell. allerward teaeliiiiu' school lor :i time and tr; .<s 
s.ilcsiiian and e.\i)erl iiiacliiiiisL for farm iniiiU'im-nts. 1 X^cemhcr I'd. isVl'. he 
was married to .Miss .M. .leiinie Harrison, of ,Si)rini;lield, 111. 

In 18'Jli -Mr ISeekmau oiieiied up his present business in Springlield. lli' is 
a dealer in wiiiilmills, tanks, seales, pumps, ete., and has a son who is asso- 
ciated witli him in luisiupss. 

WILLIA-M A. HOXllA.M. ..-..- Carhondale. 

Has been'd in beedvcepiii.u; at Augusta, Ark., until recently. Is no\\ 
residing at Carlioiidaic 111., where liis cliildreii ai"e ;itiendiiig sclioul. 

•f.IAMES M. I'.OWKR. .--..- ilK'catur.* 

KEN . TIIEOltOKE COKXKl.irs Coi-l-KV. .\. 1'... I'.. I >. - ionica. 

Was horn .\(iV( iiilici- 11, iMT. iicir lUdomiugtoii, .Monrue ('.•., liid. He en- 
t«>red Sliurtleff College in Septouiber, 18G7, graduating from the classical de- 
partment in June. IMl, and from tlie Tlicidogieal Deiiartmeiit three years 
l.-iler. While .-it lending SliurtlelT Cdllege lie received three pn/.cs for or.-ilnry, 

^Ir, ('olfey was ordaiiu'd -lanuary .'>!, IMo. immediately liecniiiing pastor 
at Tuscola. 111. He lias since held pastorates at CJriggsville, Etlingham 
and Pittstiidd. 111.: Kirkwood. .Mo., and Apideinn, Wis. For nine years 
lie was engaged in Home .Mission wmk in K.iii>n<. He was married in I'jiper 
Allen. 111., .I.iiiuai\ I'V, IM-"., in .Miss .luli.-i .\. \;illetle. 

vAM.Mo.x 1,. (Hh:i:.\. 

*ALI'.Ein' .1. LVUX. 
v(). 1>. TAVI.di;. .lU. 

iH.'innilial, .\!<i.i 

I (led Mil llie way li> India. 

(r.nll.ilo, .\. V.I 

(( 'h:inipaign.i 


ISAAC D. WOOD. - - - 17M-2 Twcnty-tliird Avt'.. Onkiaiul, Cal. 

District Missionary uf llic California Kaptist State Association. 


KEY. SAMUEL DOUGLASS BAD(iEK. A. B.. I'.. D. - - Sui.crior. Ncli. 

Was born in Bellel'onlaiue, O.. August Hi. 1M7. eldest son of .lolni C. Bad- 
,i;-cr and Eliza J. Douglass-Badger. His earlier years were spent on a farm. 
Li 1S()i) lie entered Sluirtleff College, graduating in 1ST4 with tlie degree ui 
A. l\. He tlien \tn>k Die course at the Baptist 'I'iieological Seminary al 
Cliicago, coiiipleting ir in 1S77 and lu'coming pastor of ili(> Baptist Cluircli at 
Taylorvilh'. 111., where lie was ordained (Ui iiis :!(illi birthday. In 1S78 he re- 
ceived the degree of A. M. from his Alma Mater. 

On June 27, 1889, lie was married to Miss A. .1. Billingsley, a graduate of 
lowing College. They li;i\(' lliree cliildi'en. Mr. P.adger has held pastorates 
at Seward .-ind (,'reigluon. X.'li.: K.intoui. Iluditcstoii and Salem. 111., ami 
Knoxville, Li. Li 1.-8" lie was offered an imiiurtaiil educational position in 
Japan, but preferred to continue in his pastoral work in tliis coiuitry. On 
the ist of Eebruary, ISIKS. .Mr. Badger began his pastorate at Superior. Xeb.. 
a beautiful little city in tlie southern part of that State. 

M.VBSHALL D. BEDAL, M. D. ----- - Blair. Xeb. liorn Etbruary i:>, 1810. at Brighton, Prince Edward's District. Can- 
ada ^^■est. Wlien he was ." years of age his parent.s located in the State of 
Wisconsin, ami in IX.-iC. ihey removed to St. Charles, ^linn., where he speni 
tlie remaining yc.-irs of his boyhood. Depending upon his own resources and 
having resolved lo olitain an ediicitioii. he commenced to attend a jirivate 
normal scliool in liochesler, ;\linn.. where he spent two terms. He afterwar<; 
taiTght school two winters, commencing his coiirsi> of study at Sliurlleff Col- 
lege in the autumn of 1S(;8. He also studied in the University of Chicago for 
tAVo years, and at length look tlie tlirec ye.ii's' course at Miami Medical Col- 
lege, Cincinnati, O., graduating iu 1874. 

Dr. Bedal practiced medicine in Minnesulji for two years, aflcr wiiicli Ir; 
removed lo Blair. Xeb., wliere he now resides and li;is been eng;igeil in tlie 
coiitintied pr;ictice of medicine and surgery for Iwcnty-oiie years. He is a 
member ni' \ho Xebraska Slate ;\Iedical Society. Chairman of Wio Board of 
Commissioners of Insanily of Washington Co.: w.-is f(ir ye.-irs United 
States Examining Surgeon for I'ensions. and is examiner for sevi'ral life 
insurance companies. Uor the past six yens he has given considerable at- 
tention to the treatment of alcoholism and llie oiiium habit, having success- 
fully treated several liuiidrcil i)atients. He is a iuc'iuIk r of the Blair Lodge, 
I. O. O. E., has served one term as Mayor of tlie cily. and is ;i mcmlier of thc 
First Baptist Church. 

Dr. Bedal was married in 1874 to iNliss l^ottie .\. Kivenbnrgh al Chicago, 


Ill They liMvr six <-liii(li cii Allu-rt. I^hl'-i-ih', Svlvcst<.'r. II;iyiiioiiil. Nellie 
nntl Lottie. 

*.TAMI-:S THOMAS ("t>\i:i.. A. r.. Oied in X.u VniU Cny. 

"I'l'McIier ill Sliiiiilert ('(ilie.iic rre|i,ir;i lory 1 )eii;ii-l iiieiii. ISH-T."!. 

1>A\11> r. DAVIS. ... i{,,y. Welier Cn.. r'l.ll'. 

W:i.s horn in .lelVei'son Co.. 111.. .M.iich C. IMC. iivliii; on m r.Mriii iiiilil li 
yenr.s of nixv. wiicn he nlieiidetl llic imlilic school of S;iieiii. 111., for iwi. 
years, and aflerward ^\■asllill;rloll Seiiiinary, Kichvii-w. Hi. lie i;iii.i;hi sejionl 
in Marion Co.. 111. .in l.S(;;{. and in Madison Co. for two yi'.irs tollowiiijr. Then 
he entered ShnrllelT Collejic lie was. however, coiiiiielled to leave ColU>jr" 
after a few months on aoeoiint of poor health, .-iiul snoii resniiied scliooi 
teachinji'. In lS7(t he removed lo Omaha. Nel>.. and in ISTli went to Sali 
L;ike City. I'l.-ili. l"(ir tiie Iwelity-tive years he li;is lieeii eii;;;i;,'ed in fann- 
ing: and saw niillini;-. 

*WTLLlA^r Di<: r.or/r. 
*;-KLi i:it\v.\iM»s. 

I'rankfc.ri. Ind.. .Inly r.>. Ls.-^c, 
(Milch. 'll. liid.i 

AVERY ClIAMKEKS HAN'COCK. .M. 1). - - 1 l.ii i in-lmi. .N<-1.. 

"Was liorn in Sontliern Indiana in 1S47. .iiid well developed iiy the di-- 
cipliiie of hard farm ialior in his y.uiih. lie secured tlie rudiments of ;iii 
education in tlu' common schools, hut iu'lnji" vt'ry desirous of risinjr hi.irher, 
J:... on^Kjiir,.,! in teachiuu; school and music, at which he succeeded remaiKaiily 
well. A few years later he \.'\'\ hunie with his brother Lemuel, {'■u- Shurtlen' 
Collejie. when; they arriveil in Mie fall of 1S(;,S. and had a iiard i(< 
Uiake their way. our subject ;it ieiiulh ilruii])iii,u- oui and to school 
teachiui;'. lie lias occupied ni;iiiy ini]iiirl;!iil principalships of luililic sclmols. 
In liSSd he was married a; Hill<iioi-o. 111., i,, .Miss Kelle !.. I..iwrence. •.)! 
Xokomi.s. This union has pro\( d n \cry happy one. two children, a lioy and 
a frirl. havinj; been l);iin i i iliein. In 1>.^'.» he decideil to study medicine. an(! 
since his .graduation has boeu e ui;;! ued in tiie practiei' of this i)rofession. his 
wife hcMnir an invaluabie assistant. lie en.ioys ;i vei-y i^ood practice. In earlj 
life he heeanie I llieniiier of tile liajilisl ('lmri-]l. 

I.K.MIKL .lEFFKItSO.X II.WCOCK. .\. .M.. SdS K. ir.lh St.. Kansas City. Mo. 

Brother of Avery C.: wis horn in .lelfersim Co.. Ind.. in 1.S4S. and irrewi 
up on his father's farm witl: hni little oppn-iunity for atteiidiuu- school until 
14 years of a.ue. Ih' al^^o i.iimlil sclmoj for i wo ye;irs. and in 1.*«t;.s came t-i 
Shurtleff Collejie with his hrolher. lie linally <-onipleic(l ihr cl.issic.-il c.nirse 
in l.V?.". receiving the de.m'ce of .\. .M. in l.^Ts. 

.Mr. Hancock's life lieen dexoied lo servin.i; ;in priiieip;ii ov 
suiierintendent at .Mowea.iua, Miiionk and Lanark, III.: Moiile/aima. Koches- 
ester and Winamac. lud.: Si.i.^ourney and I'ella. la., and r.ismarck. N. 1 >. 
lie is ;it presenl hi char.i:i' of the .\daiiis School. City. .Mo. While 


:il Pt'lla, la., lu- i^'ccivcii llic huiiurary dciircc of A. !,i., which lie had alsj 
received from liis AJma .A!;ilei'. 

AVILLIAM H. HEaU.XE. - 2i;> Minerva St.. Indianapolis. Ind 

Was born in WA~> on a f.irni in I'.artliolomew Co.. Ind , where he spent his 
youth until ISlU. at whieli time he lefl tlie sc-hool I'oom to enter the service 
of his covintry, enlisiinii' as a private in Company ('. Sixth Indiana Vohmteers 
Tliree years were spent in the army. In the fail of ISdS he entered Shurtlert 
Collej>-e. remaininji' until 1.S70. While here he assisied in orsjianizin.u- and con 
ducting- a mission Sabbath Scliool at Coal Branch. 

Since leaving College -Mr. Hearne has been eng.iged in the manufacture 
of cooperage in Indianajiolis. and has been actively engaged in religious 
work, being a niendiei- ci llu' F.oard of City Missions wldeli lias in the past 
ten years establislieu s"veral liaptist churches in the city. He been a' 
the head of the Cordcn Haplist .Mission Sunday Scliocd for years. 

UK\. KLDEX IIKiaiEUT LOVETT. . . . . Davenport. la. 

AVas 1)()rn in IS."!!*, in Linc(dn. Me. \\"itli his fallier's fannly he came Wesi 
in IM;."'.. spendi!ig his i:oyhood in ElU River. Minn. After a preparatory 
course of study al Sliurtleff College, lie altemhMl (^olgate Eniversity. Hamil- 
ton. X. Y.. receiving his ilieological ti'aining in Hamilton Theological Sem- 

.Mr. Lovett hclii p.isiorales at \Aalioa. X. V.. East Ave. Church. Eong 
Island City, X. Y., West liaptist Church, Oswego, X. Y., and Calvary Baptist 
Church, Daven])ort. la.. Ins work everywhere resulting in large accessions 
In llie iiu nibei'ship, incrc ;ised benevolence and greater e.arnestness and 

April ;>, 181)2. he began his labors in Davenport, where he stili resides, ai- 
liioi'gh ;it present engaged in evangelistic work throughout the State. 

KEY. .JUHX CABUIEL MAXCJE. - - - In Switzerland. 

Is a member of the Plymonth I'rethren. 

JOSEPH II. :\IAXWEEL. ----- Hackett City. Ark. 

*tWIEEIAM MAXWP:EE. - - - (.Caledonia, :\Io.) Died in 1878. 

*HESLOP H. McOULLOCH. - ... - Uising Sun, Ind, 

KEY. PHIEIP STAFFORD MOXOM, D. D. - - Springtield, Mass. 

83 Dartmouth Terracts 
W;!s born in Maikham. Canada, August Id, 1848. AA'hile a child he re- 
moved with his parents to Ogle Co.. 111., and received his early education at 
De Kalb. In January. 18()2, he went out with the Fifty-eighth Illinois In- 
fantry and was in tlie battle of Fort Donelsou. In October, 18G3, he en- 
listed in Company C. Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry, serving tmtil honorably 
discharged in November. lS(i.l. On returning from the war, he entered Kal- 
amazoo (?ilich.) Coifege in l.SCjd, and while there was baptized into the fel- 


1. I.illinn Fiill3f;c-i. 'Si. 

2. Middy E. B.ii tieil-l-'ace, '-,i). 

3. Fiiiinie I. Allen, ■79. 

4. Alice E. Iliilt-Paliiicr, '^4. 
.S. Fred S. Rohinsnti. 'jy. 

(>. Victor Sew;ird, 'bo. 

7. Alwinc L. Muellci-MeKOwen, 'H7. 


PLATt "H." 

.'■. i.i'oiiuiii P.iikciMDiii.inue, ■ 

y. Miiii.ic A. Ncfcc, 'Mi. 

10. .Miiiiiiir Kcimeily-Niillfi. 'H). 

11. (icniuf \- Kciiiii-dy, 'H3. 

12. Wcsli y Kirl)V. '.S3. 

13. Aniiii- !•:. Mcavfii. 'Sz. 
14- ♦Albeit F. Mallbv. ■»3. 

I,, C. I cwis Hi-<-keiiM-vci. 'Nj 
il>. J. 1). Maddiiii:. 'Nj. 
17. I'rescoll S. llc.ild. 'fti. 
iS. John P. .NtcKav. S4 
19. *Jaiiies T. CoKJiili. '.Si. 
ao. GeoiKc W. Sliadwirk. '83. 

lowship of the Raplist Chnrch. lie .'jftcrwnrd >;pi'iit two yonrs in Sluirtlcff 
Colk'jre. niul Ilioii rotiinictl to MiclU.L'.-m to tcjicli. hi ISTI he 1m';::iii llio sliui.v 
of law ill tlu' ortico of May iV HiicU. K.ilaiuazon. Mirli.. Inii vny sd.ui mImii 
doueil this for tlii' worl^ of tlic miiiisuy. 

His first pastorale was al Krli.-viir. Midi., where lie was i.rdaiiied Seji- 
tonibcr 1!», 1S71. lie was pasior fur over ilii-ee years al Alliinii. Midi.. mikI 
went in l.S7r> to Mt. Morris, N. V., in Sepiemlier of that year eiiieriii;: lli" 
Rochoster Tlu'olo.i:;ieal Seminary, where he completed the eours<' in IMN. 

April 1. 1ST.S. he l)e.u:aii liis pastorate al tlie First liaptist ("Imndi of Cieve- 
Jand. and in July of the same year lonk ilie deuri'e <if A. U. in ilie rnlxrrsity 
of Ifochestor. and in 18S2 A. M. in course. In Au,i;ust, iss.".. lie JKM-.ime pas- 
tor of the First Kaptist Cliui-di of Hoston. and served there until Die 1st ot 
.Tannar.v. T-i'U. On April 1 ]i(> liei^^an Ins service in Springfield. .Mass.. as pas- 
tor of the South Con.<j;re.;j:aiiiinal ('liurdi. wiiicii i)osition he still holds. Ii, 
18n2 he reciMved the de.irree of 1>. 1 >. rr(iiii I'.inwn Fniv<'rsity. 

Dnrin.c his residence in I-Joston. l»r. .Mnxom liccame closely id(Mitilied with 
the literary life of the city, and was a menUxn- of the Kound Talile ("lull. 
President of the Brownins Society ;ind also of the Apiial.adiian Mountain 
Club. He is now a niemlier ol" iht' .\nierican Peai'e Society, liavinji been a 
delegate to the ConLrresses at London in ispo. nt Kerne 
in 1802, Chleagro in ISU.'! and .Vnlwi-ip in l.V'.t4. Also a meinliei- of llie Snciei> 
of Biblical Literatiire and K.\e,t;esis, American Economic Association. Amer- 
ican Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the Leasrue of Catholic Fully, 
the TTventieth Century Club of Boston, the T'nivei'siiy Club, and hniKiinry 
member of the Dartmouth Alumni Association. 

I>r. ^loxoni has written and published numerous articles on social and re 
lig'ious questions, being the author of "The Aim of Life." a volume of stirring 
addresses to young people on practical questions of life and conduct. lit- 
also wrote a paper entitled "An Argument for Immortality." for thi' World's 
Parliament of Keli.gions. In 1Mi."> lie g;ive ;i course of h'ciiii-cs lietme Hie 
Lowell Institute, Boston, on "'I'lie Church in the First 'fliree Ceniuries." 
These lectures were .afterward published in book form, and in Hie siuIng of 
180(> Roberts Bros. (Boston! i)ublished "Tlie Religion of Hope." .-i volume of 
sermons pre.-iched by I >r. Moxom during his Boston pastor.iie. For three 
successive ye.-irs he lias been on liie I'>o,ii-d of I're.idiers of ll;irv.ird Fniver- 
sity. and has i)re;idie<l nuin.x- times ai V.-iJc. Conidl. 1 >;iriniouili. Wdlesley. 
Vassar .-ind oilier educational iiisi iiiu ions. 

He was married September (">. 1S71. to .Miss Isabel Fdliott. daughter of 
Hon. Adam Elliott, of Barr.v. Midi, 'lliey have four children living— Philip 
W. T.. now in II:irv:ird I'niversity. Howard Osgood. Edith Kiiowles and 
Ralph Pendleton .Moxom. who are in 'ihe Springfield Mdiools. 

JOSEPH T1I(>.MPS()X (k;LE. Liidilield. 

I'.arnier near Lilditidd. and ireasu'-ei- of the lownsliip. 


iJOHX W. PANK"K. --.-..- (Ciihokin.; 

.IA:MES T. rOLK. - - - - - (Jrot'iiwnod. liul. 

1!EV. .!OlI>: WHITE PULMM, A. ,|{. - - - - Siyriiigliekl. 

Was boi'u in St. Claii' Co.. 111.. Novrinlior IT, IS^IH. His fallu'r, James L., 
was a native of this State; bis mother. .Teannette, of North Carolina. He is 
of French Hnj.Taeno't extraction, the original name beinji' "de la Pryme." H^' 
was converted at the age of 17, and soon felt himself called to the work ut 
the ministry. He was the oldesr of nine children— thr?e h.oys and six girls— 
and his father's mean.s Avere limitiMl. After teaching school for a year he 
entered the Preparatory Department of Shnrtleff College in the fall of 1808, 
graduating in 1874. From Shnrtlcff lie went to Newton Theological Seminary, 
where he was graduated in 1S77. In January, 1878. he married Miss Laura 
L. Cook, of Edwardsville. who died in March. 1885. leaving an only daughter. 
Clara E.. who has been attending Shurtleff Academy. 

In October, 1880. ^Nlr. Primm married Mrs. Mary E. Woolford. of Carroll- 
ton, and to them have been born two sons, James K. and Philip T., and onf 
daughtei". P.-iulini". IT(> has been pastor of Baptist chni-chcs in Atlanta. Lin 
coin. Floriil.'i, CaiTullton, Irbaiia ami Carlinvilh". 111. He now i'e,-;ides in 

tHENRY clay reed. ------ (Logansport, Ind.' 

CHARLES BROCKWAY RCd.l'^UTS A. 1' . P.. i >.. M. D. - Downs. McLean ( o. 
Baptist clergyman foi' s<n-(>ral years. Pliysici.-m. 

tISAAC a. smith. ------- (Warren. Ind.> 

DEWITT CLIXTOX DWICIIT V.'inTC( ).MP. - ISIO W. 24lh St.. Chicago. 


^^•Il>LLV^i JOUXSON ZIMMKK.MAN. ----- Ilarvel. 


'■WILLIAM BADLY. ------- I'pper Alton. 

■*WILLIAM ROSS BI'RROr(;ns. - - - (Jutiirie, Okla.. in 1S1>1. 

CRO:\n^ ELL CASEY. - - - - - - - Ewing 

ELIJAH TAYLOR CASSEL. A. B.. M. .h. - - Hasting.s. Nelv 

LINTS THB.VLP CASTLE. - - - Upper Alton. 

ABRAHAM C COLSON. Atterlierry. Menard Co 

ROBERTS MOROE DRY. - - - - Du <,)u;>iii. 

School teacher. 
JAMES CORBIX FOLEY. - - - 20() Broadway. New York City. 



tALHEUr I.rci.W iI.\i;M(»\. 


inCITAKl* BATEFOKl* lluon. 

iNi'lii:isk;i City. Nfli.i 
I'lilici- AKdp. 
limiU.T Hill. 

KDWIX SI'TTnTOK IIOW'KLL. A. 1!. 11(IL> SI. Louis Av(>., Knst St. Louis, 

-vrtcr liis ,iir:uli;;iti()ii I run Simrtlirr in Is?."), ho was »'ii;r:i;:(>(l in lln- prac- 
tift' of law for a wiiiic: afu-rwai-d Iccaiiii' a ilc'ilcr in funiiinrr, ami more 
iTcontly in tlic roal t'statc liusiiicss. 

VLESLKV iL\('.M.L\ LLi ;( ; i:'l'|-. - ... - iliiiMT .MioiM 

.TEIJO.ME LAFAYETTE LOVE. M. I >. L (>. (>. F. I'.jixk. Wliilin-r. Kan. 

K'l niovni to Ills jirfscn! licnmn in IM::. praciicin^ iiiciiiiini' nnti] IS'Sd. 
A\!t:'n lit' lest Ills licariiii;-. hi'ini:' hum- alilr in Ji^'ar only lliroM;;li a (unvcivv.iiion 
til lie. 

Mr. L;iV(' is at iinscnr ( iinaucil in li.nnllin- . sialf. loans .inil ii'surancr 

*;WILL1A.M FKOSI'l''.!; LONXI']. ----- irpiMT .\lion.> 

*T.I()I1\ MOOKE. ------- (IppiT .Ml. Ml. I 

1?ENT(>\ FOLK MFin'liV. Fin. kn.yvillc 

Lnnilh'i- ili'alcr. 

illLHEKT L. FKITFIIETT. .M, D. - . . . I'aiilHny. .\rl.. 

Was born in Jersey ("n.. 111.. .\ul;iisi l'.'i. IM.---. His yniiiji was spcnl on lii< 
fathor's farm nntil tlic fall of isr,'.). win n In- cnii rcil tlic Frciiaraiory Kcpari- 
niont of Shnrllcff ( 'ollc.uc. attciiilinu- liic two rollowinu' years, llr .-iricrwarii 
taiifilit school and I'ariiicil. sindyinu' nicdii-inc nudri- ijic diri'i-iinii of iIh' laic 
Dr. J. O. Hamilton, as o])porlnnily offci-cd. 

In the fall of FST-I ]u> ontcrod Knsli .Medical Collc-c. Chiciiid. m-adiiaiiiii. 
in tlu» sprln.u of IKTS and pi iK-ticini:' his profession in Illinois uiiiil Ishi. wli.-o 
he removtd to Nebraska. He was married in b'<7<') to .Miss Id.i M. Fi-eiiiii. a 
foianer stndent of SlinrilelT. 

lb-. I'rileliell isai presein a im nilier of i lie .\inericaii .\ss lei.alioii, 
Xt brasl<a Si.ilc Society. I iiienialioiial .^ inn of K.iilw.ay Sif- 
jreons. and ihe .\';iiional .\ssociali(m of '.iilitary Siii-i:;e:ins. He is ]'.rii:ail" 
Sur'^eon in the N'ldiraska !>ational (Jnard. scrvin.i; with them in ilie Siin.x In- 
dian ^^'ar of 1.S'.»t-)n. ami dnrin^- the .uri'ai strike of the Soiilli Omaha Fack 
inj; eni|doycs. For the past eleven years he has been :i snr.ireon of ilc 
('hica::d. Itock Island and Fa<ilie Kailw.iy. 

riiFoFHil, Fs .M'.i;.ui.\M Sin 

.New i'.iTlill 


wiLLiA.M w.\lki;k fioll. 

After alleiidiii- Sliiiri leff ( ' 

< ■aindeii. Schuyler ( ' 
in IsTii. 1S71 .ind isT'J. he worked on 


farm for two yoru's. and then began school teaeliing. llu taught in the win- 
ter months in .Macoupin. Montgomery, I^aSalle and Schuyler Counties until 
1884, when he removed to Red Willow County, Xeb., and entered IGO acres of 
Government land, on which he lived for seven years, teacliing most of thi> 
time. The majority of his teaching was done 'in sod houses, which, though 
rough looking, ansAvered the purpose very well. Avhile in intelligence and 
studious habits the pupils woidd compare fav(jrably wiih those living nearer 
the center of civilization. 

In 1891 Mr. Bell sold oft his property in Nelirjiska and moved with his 
family back to Illinois, where he is now teacliing school near Camden. 

JOSEPHUS .IITSTUS BROWN, M. I). - - - - - Troy. 


The oldest daughter of Dr. J. Bulkley, was born in Jerseyville, 111., .lan- 
uary 30. 18.52. After her father became Professor of Church History in the 
College in 1804, she and Hasseltine Read, d.-nigliicr nt Tresident Read, ap 
plied for admission to the College classes on the ground that no institutioi\ 
for the education of women in the West ofti-red !hrm a course of study as 
thorough as they desired. After consideralde objection on the part of mem- 
bers of the Faculty, they were admitted, thus fully opening the Institution 
to women. Miss Read did not live to graduate. Miss Bulkley was graduated 
in 1873--the iirst lady graduate of the College. 

On the 2r)th of June, 1873, she was married to Rev. Charles B. Roberts, 
of tlie class of 1871. a Baptist clergyman. IFci- liiisliand subsequently be- 
came a f)hysician. They ai'e now living in Downs. I]]., where he is practicing 
his profession. Mrs. Roberts is the motlitn- of a large family, to whose cul- 
tivation and welfare slie devotes herself with an assiduity, earnestness .ami 
conscientiousness born of high moral pni-pose and cultured Christian intellect. 
Her home is the center of her consecrated affections and of her life. 

CAROL HERBERT CO(t(H^:SIIALL. - - - Webster ({roves. Mo. 

Ofiice, 417 lIoll;ind Bldg.. St. Louis. 
Attorney-at-law and .Tustice of the Peace. 

JOHN ROBERT CONOVER. ------ Tallula. 

Farmer and stock dealer. 
TJOHN frank D ANN el. ------ (Shetheld.l 

*BELL TUMEY ENGLISH, A. M., M. D. . . - - Marion, la. 

Was born near Carrollton, 111., March 12. 18.'i4. He. with his twin brother. 
Lindsay, graduated at Shurtleff College in the class of 1877. afterward com- 
pleting the course at the University of Medicine. Louisville. Ky. After a few 
years of successful practice, chiefly at Marion, la., he died at liis home .huu- 
9, 1894, leaving a widow and two beautiful boys. He was a devout man. 
and greatly interested in Cjiristian Avork. 



•liKV. ELISIIA KN(;LIsn. A. M.. M. I>. Clii.-.i^'o. horn jit (";irr<illt()n. 111.. I'cl.iii.iiy 1.;. is.-.l. lie .-m,! liis Iwn vuiiii;:.-;- 
brothers. I'.cll and Lindsay (wlm were twiiisi. were in'rsiia<U'(i l>y an nld.-:- 

bi-otluT. .Idliii H.. Ill atli'iid Slmrll.-n ('(dlcirc and .all llir C inc yoiiii-cr 

brothor.s wciv coiivcrftMl diniiiu .1 i-.-vival of n-liiri.iii ai ilir riipci- Alinii r..ii> 
list riuircli. 'riioii IdIIowimI cniivictioiis of duly, lit- yiddi-il liis stri.ii;; pci-- 
si.iial .iiiiliiti(»ii at tli!> voice til" (Jud, and with licrnii- palii'iici-. faith and .self- 
(hMiial. stnisjjrlod fm- the cducaliuii he dcifiiiiiiicd to si-ciirc lie at. 
Iciiirth jiradnatt^d ffoni Shurih-tr ('ollcj^'i- in ilir tl.iss i.r ISTC. and two yt-.n-:- 
hiti'f foinph'ti'd the Ilicolouic.Ml coni'sr in ilic s.inif I nsi il nl imi. II<' was m 
dainod ar Kearney. Nel*.. and aflfrwaid lalini-d .11 \inion :ind (liinndl. la. 
.•md llunm. S. I >. .M (irinnrll li(> was very acliv<> in lli.' liulil Cor proliilii, i-m 
in Inwa. an"d was i aiiicsi. .luuri'ssivc and <uiispiiUcn in ids oiipositioii lo tie 
liqnor evil. His wink .11 llui-on was \<^vy diltienlt. owinii to inliai-ni:inion> 
i'h>nienls in the ehni-eh wliieli he was seekin.:.' to nnite. and at len.irlli the 
strain i)roved too inneh for his vitality. Ileniorrha.tre n\' the Innirs fidlowed 
and soon consuniiition was f'asi a((iinii)lislnn.i:' its deadly work. After siteiid- 
iujr some time in (iVeeley. Colo., in the hojie of reeoverin.Lr. he came to ("hieajro. 
whore his (h'ath occui-red .hine !». T^'.tl. 

Durinir his last illness lie was v;>ry ])atienl in the midst of irreat idiysieal 
sufferin.i:-. \]\<- failli was sironi;-. .and his life nohle. sweei .itid pnre. lie w a - 
bnrieil in the Iteantifnl cenn-tery at Sprinutield. 111. He lefi a wife .iiid iw, 
Ilea n t i f nl (hi nul it er s. 

*1J\?).SAV i:\(HdSH. .\. .M.. M. H. - - . - < arr..!!-!! 

Vonn,u:er brother of Klisha. Knsh and .lolni I'... ;md twin lire, her of I',,! I 
En.irlish. was born on his fathei-"s lann near < 'arrnllien. Marrli li'. 1,sr>4. The 
twins wen* the youngest In tin Ciinily of ten children. their boyhiod. 
the family moved to Spriniilield. W Idle ri'sidinj:- here, their brother .Itdiii 
entered Shnrtleff Coll(\c<'. ami tlnniitili his intlnenec^ I'ell ami lan<ls:iy heuiin 
iu 1S70 a eonrse of study in the same Insiitntion. tiradiiatini: loirether in ISTT. 
After a few months in (Vilorado for the l>enetit id' his health. Lindsa.v beua" 
the study of medicine in the Louisville (K.v.i Medical Iiuversity. from whi' li 
he ffra(biated in 1S7!) with the hi.;;hest homnvs in a class of nearly one hundred. 

In Au.cnst, ISTD, he was married in Carrollton. III., to Miss Alice lioberts. 
daughter of Uev. .lohn K. Koberls. He at once entered into the practice of 
his pr<dession in \\'oi.dville. renmvin;; in ls>'.:'. to ('arrollton. where he built 
up an extensile praci ice .md won the esteem and contiilt'iice of all with whom 
he came in contact. His l.isi jllness was a determined tiulit .iir.ainsi disease. 
He had an excellent <-onstitnt ion and received the iiesi of attention from his 
fjiinil.v and many friends, liut i;r( w slowly weakei- :i'el linally died .Inne !.'<;. 
1S.S.">. His death seemed especially on account of his yontl: and bri;;hl 
prospects. He Avas a conscientious, simple-hearti'd. generous (Mirisiian. His 
wife .md two little danuhiers survive. 


RrSH ENGLISH. - - Mariuii. la. 

After gradxiatinfi' from the Carrolltoii Hiiiii School at the of 1."), he be- 
gan teaching in the vieinity of that city, and several years later entered 
Shnrtleff College, where he spent one year. After six more years of school 
teaching he returned to Shiu-tleff and went tliroi.igh the Sophomore year. 
After teaching for a. time at Kane, 111., ln^ removed in 18S2 to Sonth Dakota, 
where he tanght for three years, devoting considerable tune to farming. Ite- 
tnrning to Greene Co., 111., he continued his chosen worlv nntil called to Ite 
Principal of the Elkton (S. D.^ public schools, his wife taking the place of 
Assistant Principal. 

In 1891 he moved to ]Marion, la., his present home, wliere he is actively 
engii^ed in the insurance business. He is a great believer in the principles 
of Democracy, being a free trader. He believes that the best way to sup- the liquor curse is to drink wry little liiiiun-. 

Mr. English was a very fine student in College, evincing especial aptitud^:' 
for mathematics. He has ahso proved himself ;in able instructor, tilling witli 
marked success tlie various positions which lie lias lield. His family cnns'sis 
of his Avife and danghlcr. lie is an active wurlvi'r in llie Baptist Church ana 
Sunday School. 

= I!ASSELTIXE LOVINA READ. . . - . Lawrence. Kan. 

Daughter of President 1>. Itead, was born in St. Louis, Mo.. April. lSr>3. 
and while a child came to I'jiper Alton, where her father entered upon liis 
duties as President ot Shurtleff College. She received the best of training in 
her youth, and became a skilled musician. In 1870 she and Miss Sarah Bulk- 
ley entered Shurtleff College. Both were excellent students. Miss Head did 
not remain to gi'aduate, her beautifid young life being cut sliort by the hand 
of death on September 13, 187.'>. 


REV. JOHN EMERSON ROBERTS. A. B.. B. I>.. Coates House, Kansas City, Mo. 
Graduated at Shurtleff College in the class of bSTt!. I'aslor of The Church 
of This World (Unitarian). 

ROBERT TEMPLETON STILLW ELL, A. M. - 5523 Maple Ave., St. Louis, .Mo. 

15 Insurance Exchange. 
Was born December 21t. 1853, in Newport. Ky. Entered Shurtleff Col- 
lege in 1871, graduating in the class of 1S75. He then entered the Washing- 
ton University Law School, St. Louis, ]\!().. graduating in 1877, since which 
time he lias been actively engaged in the practice of law in that city. He 
"Avas married to Miss Emma F. Williams, of Cleveland, O.. September 1, 1880. 

ALBERT O. TERRY. - - - 1215 Shawmut Place, St. Louis. Mo. 

824 Chestnut St, 
A member of the tirm of Terry Bros., dealers in real estate. 


VA'.y. i:i.isii.\ i:i'\\ AKi' rvsox. a. m,. it. i». - (•.•iiirnniin. 

(JiMiluiilfd ill lln' iljissical and lln'<il<>v;ii:il (li'|».iniiioiits «)l SlimllfiT ('<>l- 
le^t' .111(1 was pastiir at Duliilii. Minn., for ;i citiisiih'raldi' Iciigtli of liiiu-. Is 

iinw Idi-.iicd o:- i!i(' I'.icilic ("oast. 

;n(»aii r. \\iiiri;M;i:. 
1'i:a.\k \\(»Kr)i:.\. \i. i» 

(|ii.iii(l. .Mo. I 

N<irili .Mi'iii. 


1;P:V. WILLIAM IMI.EY A.Nl HCUK K. H. I). - - - \Vauki';r,in. 

Was born in .M;iri(.ii Co., 111.. April !l, IS.'iU. He I'liicrrd .simnlcff ("olli-v'*' 
in lsTi>, graduatinjr witli ili.' class of ISTS. and pursuiii}; posi-^traduati- work 
lor a yt'ar .•ifterw.ird. lie was iii.irrii'd to Miss Amanda K. S.-w.ird al 
Patoka. 111.. Novcinlicr lie. IvT'.i. :iiid lins held the Haplist pastor.-iii-s .-ii I'.i'ihc!, 
iiaiivillc and Waiikcuan. III.. Ilir liisi in-iiii:- his present ticld ot l;iiior. 

in-:\ . OSCAIJ i:r(ii;M-; ]'..\Im;i:K. a. .M. - r.rownin.u. S.linyiei- Co. 

BrotliiM- of Kcv. S. It. I'..idu<'r. of liir cl.-iss of 1S74. w:is horn .-it I'.rll.'foii- 
taine. ().. .May HH. is.'..".. lie cnicrcd Slmrllrff (•(dlrirc in the f:;ll of ISTI. 
yradliatin.i;- witil the deulee of .\. \\. in ISTT. In 1>S.'> he reeeived the de;:lee 
of A. M. from Ids Alm.i .M.iier. 

Mr.,i;-er is a Metluidist l':i)is( tji.-ii rler-ymau. Il<' m.irried \<, \\\« 
.leiiiiii' Miller, at 'r.iylorvilje. 111.. Nov. 'J I. ISSii. In isM lie was re,-eive,J 
(Ui iri;il ;it lUiiiu's CunfeiTiice. and lia^ held pasioniies at .\iliens. I>;iwsnn. 
II;irdin. (";imdeii. ('Iiandlerville and I'.rownin.u'. 111., liie last point heinu- hi< 
liresrnl hie.-ilion. I'or hve years In- l.ihored in (Miio and I'lorida. 

vKHENh/KIt li.MM.V 

(Ipper .Mton 

MAKY ELII'A ll.V KUK f f i:.N< i i.lSI 1. .\. .M.. .M. I ». - i >e L.ind. 11a. 

Miss Barrctr w;is liorii (»<;olier !'.». is.'.:;, in I'l-eepori. III. She ln-eanie a 
inipil of Okaw Seminary. Sle'lhyville. 111,. ;ind siilise.|neni ly itiended 
I';irk Semin.-iry. Tpper Alton. 111. SJiorily after Shiirtlcff Colle.-i' oiieiied lici 
doors to yoiniv wcinuii. .Miss I'.ai-reti entered tln' Colli'ue. -i-adiiai iiiu wiin 
distinetimi in the d.-i-s id' IST-". a 'lass w idcli ranked niiii^u.illy iiiuli. lle> 
excellence in scliojarship .-r the scIkkiIs w iiere she sindied prior to enter- 

iiij: Slnirtleff was -e sustained in lier Cnlle-e ronise. SJie unite 1 

Willi the Ipiier .\lloii r.aptist <Muirch in her si.Mei'iilli ye;ir. 

("»ii .Inne 1.".. ls7.">. she was mairh-d at lur home in Slndtiy \ iih'. 111., t.i Ke . 
.I(din H. Kiii-dish. of tlie .-l.-iss .if IST'J. They went immedi.iiely to I'ori 

Howard, u is., where .Mr. Mnulisli had .•iceei.ied ;i c.ill to lier | of t"i. 

Baptist ("imrcli. Here, .-is in other tiehls where her hiisliaiid laboied ijnimy. 
111.. S.ilem. X. I., r.altimor.-. .Md.. .New.irk. N. .1.. New York City ami linallv 
He Laml. IM.i. .Mrs. ICiiirlisli has displ.iyed remark.ihle :il>ility .-iiul ;i cli.-irac- 


ter of high womanly qualities in thosp varied and trying positions in which 
a pastor's wife is placed. 

While in Baltimore she and lier hnsband pursued a full course in medicine, 
graduating with honor, lie from Ihe Baltimore Medical College and she from 
the Woman's iledlcal Cortege, in 1SS4. Immediately upon graduation she re^ 
ceived tlie api»ointment of Clinical I'liysician in the Woman's College, a 
position wliicli she resigned wlien lier private practice, cliurch and homo 
duties re~qiiired more of her time. 

In June, 189(;, Shurtleff College confen-ed upon Mrs. Dr. Knglisli tlie degree. 
of Master of Arts, in recognition of licr ability and attainments. In 1897. 
when lier late linsband was called to tlie jiastorate of the De Land Baptist 
Churcli and the Chair of Oratory ;ind Biblical Literature in Stetson Univer- 
sity. Mrs. Dr. English was .also called to the Clialr of History in the same 
institution, entering upon tier work Septembei 2'.>. 

Three children have been lioin to ;\ir. and .Mrs. English. Metta A'., the 
first-born, a beautiful ;nid'cly gifted girl, was "called liome" at tlie early 
age of 17. The two sous, Aden and I'aul, 1!) and 17 re-speetivelj', are enthus- 
iastic students In Stetson Univei'sity, wlicre tluir expenses are paid throMgh 
out the course under the terms of the Pulitzer pri/>(> scluilarsliips. wliich \hoy 
Avon in the New York grammar .schools. 
*tTPIOMAS HAIUMSON BOW?iIAN. ..... (Piasa.) 

*KEV. WILLIA]M IIEXKY BKADT. - - - Died in Swatow, China. 

After leaving Shurtleff College lie removed lo Nebraska, and afrerward 
AA(^nr to China as .a iiiissiimary. wlierc^ lie died of Hright's disease in llie win- 
ter of 189."i. ^Memorial services were held in the P.aptist churclu's of St 
Charles and ^^'inolla. Aliiiii.. which lie had .allended when ;i \(t(itli. 

ITHOMAS ALBERT BBUNK. ..... (Cotton Hill.. 

PEV. .TOHN C. CARTElt. ... . . . I'atoka. 

Was born ]Marcli 2."), IS lit. in Clinton Co., 111. His youth was spent on a 
farm. ;ittending the district scliool three inontiis of the year. Al the age of 
21 lie entered Shurtleff College, devoting si.x; years to i)rep;irati(m for the 
Gospel ministry, being ordained in .January, l.S7<). 

He has been pastor of the Baptist churches iit Troy. 111.. l>ownian's (irove. 
la., Logan, la., Craiid .Imiction, la.. Sublette. 111.. Albany. Wis., .and Patoka. 
tGILBEuT MAUSII CLEAYELAND. .... (.Medina, N. Y.> 

CHARLES O. DANNEL. .....-- Kemper. 

SAMUEL F. DOUGLASS, M. D. ... Renault. Monroe Co. 

WILLIAM HENRY FERGUSON, M. D. - - I>a Crosse, Rush Co., Kan 

After leaving Shurtleff' College he entered the St. Louis Medical College 
from which he gradtiated in 187(), since which tiiue he has been engaged iii 
the practice of his profession. He is also ^Mayor of La Crosst-, 


Lrni,i:i5i:uKV w. loiti*. ( 

Scliodl i(';icli.'r. 

tAl>A I'l.irrcIIKlJ IIICKS. i\\,\„-r All. III.. 

Mil.KS .KtllX m I'l' .MAX. C. ScMfs lUiiir r.i.. .\..|.. 

t.KUlN .lA.MKS Ki: 1:1,101 J. i W iiK.iiM. .Minn.. 

lil Til ("ArilKKlXK .MILLS. A. .M. . - Ippfi- All(.n 

\\';is Itiiin in runildf. .X. V. :inil wliil.- ,1 ciiiid ciinif wiili licr luircnls to 
Illinois, rnicrinu- SlnnildT ("dilcxi' in ISTl. ;in.l uiMilu.-il inu' in Ihc .urt'.-il chiss 
of ISTC. Slic .•il' ici-('ivt'(l ihc (lci:rcr ..r .\. .M. Iiimi Sliiuilcll" ("ollcjif. 

For livf years .Miss .Mills stiulicd Frcncli and .Mnsic in Si. Lonis. .Mo., also 
takin.i; soni«> posi-jinulualc work in Slini-llcH' Collet'. Slic ariciwanl lanjrli' 
Latin and Fi-cndi in .Mt. Carroll Sfniinary. .Ml. Carroll. 111., stndyin;; Ccrinaii 
at the same time; was l'rincii)al of .Minir.i I'cmalc Collect', ( Irt-cnv ille. 111.. 
(an;xlii inai li.'iiiaiics at Sjtrin.nlii'ld. 111., .111. 1 ini.T .11 Shui-ilfll Collcirc when' 
slu- l"oi- scvfi'.-il years I'reeepi r/ss ol .Marili.i W.i.i.l Cidle.u:e. 

In iN'.d .Miss .Mills r.miule.l ilie .Mlmi Ciui^erx .iiory of .Musi.- .-iiid .\rl. 
which has ,i;rou n very rapidly in ip.ipiilariiy, ii.i\iiiL:- .insi i-nnipleied iis 
si'venth Near id' snceessl'ul w.irk. 

MOILX .l()Slir.\ XOIJLF. ----- IHed near Ceiiiralia. 

1;K\. CKOiaJF CAK'l'FK I'LCK. .\. 1! Indi.inola. la. 

Was horn .lanuary :!. 1S4'.». a! .Mason Cily. 111. lie entered ShnrtlelT Coi- in Septeniher, ISTl. .iiradu.-iiin.i;' froiii llie .l.issieal e.inrse in .Inn.'. 1>>7.'>. 
afterward takiii.s; the eourse at .Xew inn 'I' Seinin.iry. (Hi.lnne I'.i. iss). 
he was married to .Miss .Vnna <'rowl. of Ma.son Cily. 111. Si.\ and ..iie-hair 
years wi're spi-nt in .Mason City, and live .ind one-half in Winieisei. l.i. .Mr. 
Peek has sinet* htdd pastorates in Omaha. .Xeh.. and Indianola. la., liie laiter 
city lieiiiii- his tield of labor at the pres-Mii lime. 

*yALBKirr 11. iMtrrciiK'rr. - - . . . kj,.,] j,, i,s74. 

*I1AIJLAX I'ACF KFAI). Win.hesler. 

A\as horn in .Vn.ueliea. .Vlle,ij;any Co.. .X. V.. .Vpril 1. ISoS. In INtil lie eamo 
with his father's fjimily to Wiinhester. Ill . where his death o<-eiirred Si'p- 
tember 1. hsTii. lie ;iil.'nd.<l Shmilen C.iHe.m- Imi a short lime. 

IJFV. WILLI.V.M SIIIFLKS Uor.FKTS. 1 >. 1 >. TV I'im- St.. Hnrlin;:ton. Vf. 

\\as horn in Xt'w Carlisle. Clark Co.. (>.. .\pril 1. IM.".. .Vfter some time 
spent in study at .\nn Arbor and Kalamazoo. .Mich., he entered the Senioi* 
Class id" Shnrtleff Colh-.iie in September. ISTl. .irradiialin.i; from ilie classical 
course the following .lime. Thice years Liter he c.diiplele.l the theolo;;ica! 
course at llie same liisi ii 111 ion. li.'L.nnniii.i:' p.isioral work in .lanesville. Wis. 
June 1."!, INT."). He was ati.rward iiasior for some years ai I'hiladelidiia. I'.i. 
(Spruce St. Church), and Uocklaml. .Me. 

Ill l.S.SS Kev. Kobeits re<-ei\ed from his .Miii.i Maler llie dcL're" 


of Doctor of l>iviiiity. 81111-0 Aiiguist, 18!»1, lie has liccu pastor of the First 
Baptist Churcli of Burliiigron. "N't. He was married on November 2G, 1805, 
to Miss Julia Backus Sterliiiii-, of Battle Creek, Mich. Diiriug his pastorate 
ill Maine he was I'residi-nt of the ^Nlaine Baptist Educatiou {Society. 
JOHN FLETCHER TATE. . - - . . Winterset, la. 

THEODOKE F. TP^IIllY. - - - .j82t; Maple Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

824 Chestnut S:. 
Of Terry Bros., real i state dealers. 

*SAMUEL ELLICOTT TYSON. - - - . - llankinson. S. D. 

triKNKY J. WERTZ. ...--. (Upper Alton.) 

SAMUEL HENRY \N ILSON. .... Ava, Jackson Co. 


Was born Februai-y 8, 1851, at Baldwin, 111. Attended Shnrtleff College 
from 1870 until 18T:i, afterward studying- law and being admitted to the bar 
in Springfield, HI.. .Fanu.-iry ~>. iSTT. He has since been engaged in the prac- 
tice of his i)rofessi(in. 

In .Mari-li. isvo. Mr. Wilson w.-is appniated .M;ister in Cliancery. serving fo'' 
six years. In November, INsr.. lie was elected County Judge of Randolph 
County, iind w-is re-ele(-ted in IMM). He was married December 2r>, 1877, to 
Miss Helen Crittenden, and they have three sous and a daughter. Judge Wii 
son is at present engaged in farming and practicing law at Baldwin. In re 
ligioii lie is ;i I'resliyterian. in i)')liti(-s a I>enio<-rat. 


LELIA E. ALBRO-DIl'DELLE. ..... Matloou. 


Was born in Carrollton, May 18, LSr.C). son of Dr. A. Bowman, who settlet] 
in that c-ity in IS.".;!. The family removed to ^^'hitehall in 1SU4. and here the 
Son attended the public school, afterw.-ird laking a four years' course in 
Shurtleft College. lie gr.iduated in law at the .Missouri State T'niversit.\ , 
Columbia. iNIo., in the spi-iiig of ISS4, being admitted the same spring to prac- 
tice in the courts of Illinois and Missouri. 

After teaching school at Wrightsville for two years he began the practice 
of law in Whitehall. He was married to Miss Mattie Cooper, daugliter of 
William T. Cooper, near \\'rig]itsville. May 1(>. 188<'). They have two children, 
bofh boys. Mr. Bi)wm.-iii was elected County Judge of (4r(H'ne Co. in 1890. 
and re-elected in I8!>4. In bSU.j he removed to Carrollton. where he has since 
ILUTHER MADISON CATES. .... (Rock Spring, N. C, 

WILLIAM JACKSON CRAWFORD. A. :M. - 382 Marion St., Salem, Ore. 

Graduated from Shurtleff College with the degree of A. B. in 187(5. and 

two years later completed the course in tlie Theological Department of the 


sjimo Colh'uc. i\'c('iviiiu: lii> A. M. dciiicc in 1."'Mi. Allcr ;i slmri pMsinrMtc in 
McMinnvillc. Ore. In- .mi;.',ii:('i1 in ir.-iciiniL: siIukiI .-iml li:is iIcmiIciI liinis.'lf n, 
this WDfli I'vcr since. Ii;ivinu hccii siir<Tssivi'ly iirinciii;il of jln- piiliiii- scIkkiI.''. 
in .VIc.Minnvillc. Mt iirniii. Alli.inv. ami Salmi. ( Mc lie now i-liai-;,'c <ii 
till' Nm-tli Salem Sclinnl. 


I r.i.v iniviik'.; 

(SI. I.unis. .Mo., 

\\II.I.I.V.M IIK.XKV K.NOS. .M. 1 ». .... 

Head physician. Alton S.initafinm. 

im:\'. w. sankokk (;i:i:. r.. i>. . . . . . . cain,. 

for st'Vi'n or ci^ht years in llie pnhlic schools of Sonlliern Illinois. I-;ntei-('(i 
Shnftlell ("olle-c in ISTU. remainini:- a year: reentered in the l.all of ]s~{\. 
^iradualiny in theolo-y in 1N7.S. 

Ill tile course ol his pastoral labors Mr. (Jee has served chnrciio in .Ml 
Vernon. 111., Indianapolis. Ind.. IJncoln. Xeh.. and I'oril.ind. Oie. He also 
held a pastorate in Idaho, and inr a time chaplain of iiie .Nelpiask.i l.e^is 
laliiri'. In IS'.h; lie received ilie hoiiorar.\ di';:ree of hocior ol" Divinity. 

lir. Cee is a stam-li ISaiMisi. lie was m.irried to Miss Ijiieline 1'. Covin;,' 
ton in I'raiiUlin. Ky.. Anuiist l^o. ISTi). lie is at present pastor ol the Kirs* 
Baptist ("liurcli of C.-iiro. 'I'honuii of retirin.Li' disposition, he is a m:in of 
roco.unized ability and iicen n.-^elnl in ednc.itional ,ind demmiinatioiial 

t(JEt)K(iK KUAKI>M.\X ll.MJKIS. 

•-•=N\1LLI.\.M KEATI.Xi;. 

llast Xewlicin. 

» Wnndluirn.' 

( l!rid;:-eloli. .X. .1. 

rinckiiey ville. 

Callionn Co. 
Seattle. Wasli. 

JCIIX ci^LBKursox KKiril. . - - . 

Ti-aclu'r in tlie piildic sciiools. 

AVILl.I.VM C(>LK.M.\X .M.VKI.OW. . . . . . Siinlii'ld. 

\\'as horn in Ferry Co.. 111., (.'ciolier US. isi'i. being reared on a larm and 
atteiuliny the district school. lie alterward spent mie winter in study ai 
rinckiK'yville. and jiarl of one year at Shurtleff College. Ilis life since ilii>. 
time lias been de\(ited io farminu. in w liich he has been successful. 

.Mr. Marlow mariied in IsTI i > Sirihla'y. They have lour sons. 
A dauirliTer died at the .luc of l.'l. Mr Marlow is a Clirisliaii ^eiitleniaii. and 
a lover of all tii.ii leinls to uplift liinii.aiiily. 

CFOIKJF HASKFl.L Ml'/Al. L.n iied. Kan. 

I >ealer in linnber ,ind I'oal. 


ItEV. FRANK :MOItTOX. - - - 1214 Missouri Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

After leaving Shurtleff College circumstances compelled him to enter bus- 
iness life, which he followed until 1.890, when he gave up a position of trusL 
and responsibility whicn he liad held for over twenty years Avith M. J. Stein- 
berg, the hatter, and ciilci-ed tnlly into the work of the (Jospei ministry. lie 
is at present pastor ot tlic Fee I^'ee Baptist Chnrcli at I'attonville, ;\1().. and 
missiduary. under tlie Stale F>oard, for the soutliern part of tlie City of St. 

Tlirongliout all tlie years (;f liis business experience Mr. Morion devoted 
every moment of liis spare linie to study or churcli work. He is a man of 
sterling Christian cliaracter. anil absolutely reliable. He has invented and 
p.-itcnted a successful process of ventilation for preserving wheat in the 

HON FKAXCIS WAKXFR FAUKFU. A. .M. - :54:J() Vernon Ave., Chicago. 

Suite 1410, Marquette Bldg. 

AVas born at Alton, 111.. April 1, IHTiS. Entered the Freparatory Depart- 
ment of Shiu'tleft" College in 1872. graduating from tlie classical course in 1878. 
While in College he was .always foremost in (-very goml work f(n' the ad- 
vancement of tiie interests of tlie Institution, .-lud ;i very active and e;iriiesi 
worker in the Society. In 1877 he was l);i])liy,ed by Dr. A. A. Keiidrick into 
the fellowship of the Upper Alton Baptist Churcli. 

After studying law in various law .illices of Chic.igo. he was adniitied to 
practice Ix'tore the Suprenu' Court of the Sl;ile of Illinois in the spring ot; 
1.SSU, and served as K.\;iiiiiner in tlie Fiiiled Sl;ites I'atent Ottice at Wasli- 
ington, I). C. from 1881 to 1883. On September 1."). 1,883, he Avas married b> 
Dr. Kendrick at St. Louis, lo Miss Theres.i Alm;i Cliapmau. a former Shurtleft 
student. In ISNl he delivered the .M.aster's ()r;i!ion and took the .Master's 
degree in course. 

In the fall of 1S84 Mr. F;irker was elecl'd .i ineiiilier of tlie Thii'ly-r(jurtl: 
(Jener;il Assemlily of the Staie of Illinois, lo reiireseiit tlu' Kepublicau inter- 
ests of the First Seii.alorial District ot Chicago, in which city he h;id jusf 
loc.-ited. He served eflicicntly on the judiciary, corp;ii';ilioii. iiinnicin:!! and 
other committees, and took an active part in tlie re-election of Gen. John A. 
Logan to the United States Senate. He .-Kbiiitted to practice before the 
Sui»renie Court of the I iiited St;iti'S ia bs8(;. 

Mr. Farker was oiu' of the founders and lirst .Moderator of the Calvary 
Baptist Church. Chicago, in 181(2; Fresident of the Chicago Baptist City Mis- 
sion Society, 1894-7; Vjce-l'resident of the Baptist Social Union of Chicago; 
was elected a Trustee ot Shurtlcff College in 1.^'9."), and a member of the Ad- 
visory Board of the Y. M. C. A. of Chicago in ISKC. For some years past he 
has been very successfully pi-acticing patent l;iw in Chicago, where ho is a 
nieiid>cr of the .Memori;il F.a]ilis( Ciiurch. ()rieiil;d Consistory. Fnioii League, 



1. Norman. 

2. Leslie. 


3. Francis VV. Parkur, '->. 

4. Theresa A. Cliapiiian Paikcr, ';i 

s. Ki .inrls W., ]r. 
'• Trov I.. 

Konwood ;in(l IIAinillun CIiiIk. .iikI rcrciiil.v hmU :iii .iciivc \t:\\\ in i»r;.Miiiy.iii^ 
tln' Cliicjijro SlmrllflT Aliiiniii A>>iiri;iliiiii. 

Fraiu-is \V. I'.nkci- is our of Ihnsc hkmi wIkisc ii.-hih- niic :i;ii in.illy ;i>sm 
fiatt's Willi the wnrd ••sm-ciss." ll(> is m man of siipiili .iinl wcll-ilirccicd 
i'iu<rj,'.v. uC iiispiriii.:; pn'sciici'. a iiia;:iiilicciii siu-akcr. lie lias iccciiily opfiicil 
a l)i-aii(li <iHi<-(> in I,ciii(ii>ii. Mr. aiiil Mrs. I'arkiT jiavi- an i-li'^'aiit Ihmik' ami 
lour splciidi'i hoys It is a plcasmc \i, he ;ii,i(. i,, pivsciil our n-ailcrs an t-n- 
.urraviiiT o' iliis laiiiiiy uroUji. 

l;i;\ . FRANCIS WAVLANI) l'.\ KSc )\s. A. I?.. H. I >.. I'll. I >. .Marslialllown. la. 

Was horn in ( Jri,irusvill('. 111.. .\nuMisi ii!t. IMli, rcc-ivinj: a uooil coihiiiom 
s<'lit)()l t'diication in tli.n |il.icc. !)i- (Mi;:.iui'd in hiisiiicss at an cirly a;,'i'. hii 
bi'inj; convinced thai ii wis hjs (. iiy to preach, lie sidd out and lie;:aii pic 
para'Ion for ilie niinisiry. riiicndiiii:, Sliurllett ("olle;'(' and ^radnaiiii:.' uiiii iIp- 
degree of A. H. in isTT and P.. 1 >. in ISTN. haviiii,' '■iii.idr np" iwo years dm- 
in,i.' his atleiidance ai ihc Cnllcuc. in I v.i_' h,. n-civcd ilic dr-rce of I'll. 1 ». 
from Sliurtlefi. 

Novcniher I'S. IST^. lie iiuiiried ;ii Terry. Tike Co. 111., lo Miss laiiiii;' 
'P. \'ertrees. His lirst pastorale was ,ii (Jlenwood, la., where he reiiiaiiiec 
lor over twelve years, in which titiic ilie iiieinhership was aliont doiilded and 
-Mr. Parsons in addiiimi io iiis pastor;il duties siic<ceded in ::iisiii;r SJ.'i.nun 
for tlle Des AloincN i;,i|ili-l Colle.^e. In .May. ISMJ. lie ;|ccepied lllc call of 
the ■'darsli.-illiow 1 I'.apiisi Cliiircli. 

|tr. l';iisoiis has always taken .nfeai interest in the ediical ioiial work oi 
Iowa. I*.. V. P. P. wdik. Si.iic missions, etc., haviiiu liceii a meniher (d" l!;<' 
State Couvenlion Koaru and Ihe K.vecutive Commillee. He is now Nice 
Tresidont of the Board of Trust ees of Des Moines Haptist Collej;,-. 

^»A^I1) PKKKV PUircilirrr. . . . . . .lerseyvill.- 

Lipi.ii: M.Mtv PKi rciii:r r i'.\i;i;.\T .... .M.irsh.iii. .mo. 

.lOII.N \V. KKN.NICK. --.... itisniaick. .Mo. 

MAIJV .lANE UK.NMCK-KKIH. ... Los An.mdi-s. Ca:. 

'niO.MPSOX .\P SIIIOAFF. (Hushuell.i 

(;i:<»Kt;K Sll.\ 1;K. .IK. ...... Silvertcn. Colo. 

KK\. IlK.MtY WILBEKFOKCF TArK. - Chariton. I.i 

f'asio'r First Baptist Chnridi. 

THOMAS JKFFFKSO.V rPCllPUCH. - Pduc .Moninl. .M.ic.mi Co. 

IIKPK.X \\1.\ rillioP .\11-,1;K11,I.. ;:iis Inion SI.. Spnnulicld. .M;i>s. 

.Miss \Vintlirii» was Ikmii in P.osion. .Mass.. .Inly Jt;. Ps.Vi. .Xfu-r her alleiid 

ance at ShiirlleH" Colleire in Pjiper .Mion. seven yeai's wtic sjieiit with the 

K. (J. i>nn .Mcrcaniile .\u'i'iicy. St. I.oiiis. .Mo. ,\d\einlier li".. ISS'J. she wa- 


married in St. Louis to Nelson W. Merrill, and they lived in Omaha, Xeb., 
until June, 188G, when they removed to Spriuglield, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill are very active church and temperance workers. 
Three children — Bernice, Herbert and Rutli — have gladdened their liome. 


TMADISON BAGBY. ...... (St. Louis. Mo.; 

REV. WILLIA:M IIEXKY BEEBY. A.iL. B. I). - - Fairmounr. 

After leaving Shurtleff College, having graduated trom tlie classical coursi- 
in 1880 and from the llieological Department in 1882, he labored tor six ytart. 
in Minnesota under Tlie American Baptist Home Mission Society. After a 
short pastorate in Illinois, lie went to India as missionary of the American 
Baptist ^Missionary Union. He labored for tive years, chiefly in Kazipett and 
Deccan. baptizing 197 Telugus. At length his health broke with malarial 
fever and he oliligcd lo' rctiun lo lliis country to recruit. He has lectured 
considerably upni his work en llie foreign liehi, and has recently accepted a 
regular pasforate at Fnirnioiint. Verinillion Co. 

Mr. Bceby was married in .lone. ISSO. to Miss Clara Iticli. of Fidelity, .Jer- 
sey Co. riiey have hve cliildreii -Florence, l-'rank. Fan). Kutli and Nellie. 
Mr. Beeby is ;i very earnest, consecrated Cliristinn woi'ker. He received tlie 
degree ot A. .M. from Sliurllelf in ISS'.t. 

yADONlRA.M .IFDSON COLE. - . i M inne;ip(piis. Miini.) 

•iYVILTON S. COLLAWN. . . - - (Bowling (Jreen, Va.; 

-^■JOEL B. COMl'TON. .... . _ . Chicago. 

tLUClUS A. CUMMINS. ..---- (Boseolul, Wis.) 

=•KE^^ I. F. DAA'IS. ----- Hied in New York in iSlHi. 

FRANK COREY FENITT. - - - Oklalioma City, Okla. 

Dealer in real estate. 
JOSEPH S. FORREST. - . - - . Schullyville. I. T. 

Choctaw Indian. Now a prominent olllcial of the Clnjctaw Nation. 

tEVANS GREENE. -------- (Medora ) 

CARRIE N. HARRIS. ------ Wichita. Kan. 

ALBERT HEMINOVER. ------ Bloomington. 

BENSON HUME. ----- Chambersburg. Pike Co. 

tWILLIAM F. McCALL. ------ (Brighton.; 

*M AN FORD JAMES RICKS. ----- Topeka, Kau, 

After spending a year in study at Siiurtletf College lie attended Wesleyan 

University at Bloommgton, graduating in bSSO, and tlien taking up la'A. 


studying for ;i time Ml lli.« Wt'slcvMii [..iw Srlioul jiiid .-ilso in ili.- (.tlin- ul 
Sttvoiisoii iV: Kwiiiir in I'liiiiiiiiiiirinii. .hhI lirini: ;iiliiiii h-il In llic li;ir in l^sl. 
Sliortly MfliTW.-ird lie i-cnKivrd in 'I'niu'k.i. :inil lirr.inn- ni;in;i^in;; "iliio:' 
»)( "Till' K:nis;i-; KMinicr." w liirh hr Mnd rinf. II < '. KrM.iii |i:ii| |inr«-li,i.,cd. 
lie died of typlioid Icvc" in iv^'J. 

.lAV TKANK SIIKAiJAiA.N. Wiclnlii. K.iii. 

Sui)(>rinlt'ndcni dl liic Snnd.iy Sclini.I oi' ihc IMisi li.iptlsi Clinrcli. r'or :i 
linu' rrcsiTicni ul' ilic K.iu^.is r,,i|.iisi Assnri.-ii i:iM. 

ciiAiii.Ks A. \- \i.i,i;tim-;. - - .v.:;i M.ipir .w... si. LuuIs. m... 

Aniiri(;in ( 'cntr.-il I'ld^'. 

\\';is liuiii in ( 'iiiiinn.-iti. ( ».. M.ncli !». IS.M. Soon Ml'lcrw ;ii'd his p;ii-"ni.s 
ri'movcd ^( Iti'llcvillc. 111.. ,ind :ii ilir clnsc u{ ilic \v;ir •-.•nni- lo Si. I.uiii-;. 

will re lie ;ii[rndcd ill:' l"r;inklin r;i; S<-1 1 .nid l.iici' ijic Ijiirii Si-lm pI. 

hi IML' Ills r.-imily rcniDVcd i.. 1 ppcr Allnn. 111., and in Ilic TmII lie ii','.u:;t i 
tcricl.iiifr school in the Woixl IJivci- disirici. rinilinniiijr the work for .Iirct- 
yi';irs. In Scptcinlicr. 1.v7r>. lie cnicrcd ShuillcH ('oll('j;o. Inil he left Itcfort- !ho 
olost^ of the year and icsiini'.'d scimnl tcachin.!; in ('honlcan Island scliool- 
lionx . Madiso!! ( 'o. 

In 1S7(i he idilaincd ciiiplDynicni wiili th;- Wils >n \ Tdiiis Invcsiim ni Cu.. 
81. IxiMi^. at a salary of Slid pci- ninnili. tcadiiim- niuhi school al Ihc same 
time and aitcmdin.i: tlic Si. l.onis Law Schonl. iniciidini;- in lake np the orac- 
ticc of law. Tim he was oliii-cd \n remain in linsiness. and in .\pril. IST'.l. 
fi,...(.j,i, ;l ;, posllion as hoDUkeeju'r for Hemis Urns. I'.ai: Cu.. Si. l.miis. -^uIk"- 
qr.ntrlj becomin.ii- cashier and remaiiiinii: wiili ilieiii in all almni eleven ye;!i-. 
In .m;I.\-. l.v'.Mi. he liecaine cashiei- and l>oidvkee|ier nf ihc Missdiu'i IClec'.ric 
l.i,L:lil .-'I'l! Power Co.. and afler cmisididal ion willi liie lOdison llliimiuali'i .; 
Co.. of St. Lonis. was relaincd as cashier (d Ihe new M issonri-Kdisoii lOlectric 
Co.. which posiliim he now oi-ciijiics. He is ;ilso Seerci.iry .and Treasurer 01 
the Edwardsville Electric IJulit and I'nwci- Co.. wliidi cnnip.iny ^ivcs liirli' 
to the people of Edwardsville. 111., and also maiinfactnrcs ici . 

Mr. Vallefte was baptized into ilie Tpper Alton liaimsi Cluireh in I'd- 
ruary. .1S7.">. and upon his removal to St. Louis united with the Second Hap- 

tist Church. He was married Oetolier i:5. \SSi\. to Miss Sarah E. I mis. oi 

IL'irtford. Conn, 'i'lie'v now hav(> four children, two Iidvs .and t ,vo i^irls. 

JT LEV E. v.\.\ iioosin: s run »i:u. 
t<;E()U(;E n. wiirn;. 

tV, ILLIA.M W. will IE. 

I Leli.ailoll.l 


I>.\Vn> HAK.VETT. 
ELORA HIKn(H'-Sri:.\CE. 


KlkUMlluec. 1. r 

4'JS7 I'ailiii .Vve.. St. Louis. M. 


ItEV. THOMAS SCOTT BON'ELL, A. M., K. D. - - - Fort Dodge, la. 

Was born in Cliarleston, Coles Co.. 111., Detpmber 25, 1853. Entered the 
Preparatory Depafcment of Slinrtleff in 1874, j-radnating- from the College in 
ISTJt with the highest honors of his class. After a year in Itochester Theo- 
logical Seminary he retnrned to Shurtlefl'. graduating from the Theological 
Department in 1881 and immediately entering upon the pastorate of the Paiia 
Bitptist Church, being ordained tbe follo^Yiug August. 

September IS, 1881, he was married to Miss Ellen L. Mulilemann, of Wood- 
burn, 111., a member of the Shurtleff class of 1879. Removing to Iowa 
in 1882, he was pastor at Carroll, and later at Council Bluffs and Indianola 
He has been located at P"'ort Dodge since Api-il, ISiil. 

REV. HETvBERT HARVEY BRANCH, A. B., B. D. - - Carbondale. 

Was born February G, 18.54, in Mt. Cilead, Morrow Co., Ohio; son of Rev. 
AVilliam Branch and Lucy C. Knapp-Braneh. He entered Shurtleff College in 
the college year 1874-75, graduating from the classical course in June, 1880., 
anci from the Theological Depai'tment in 1882. On JNIay 10, 1881. he Was 
married by Dr. A. A. Keiidrick to Miss Clar;i Blanche Russell, of St. I.ouis. 

.Mr. Bi-anch was pastor at lieloit. Kan.. fr(Mn 18S2 until 1888; tlien at First 
Bapti.>-r Church of Quincj'. 111., from 1888 to 18!>:!, since wliicli d.'itc he hns 
been in charge of the First Baptist Cluu-cli of C;irli(inil;ile. 


The third daughter of Dr. .1. Bulkley. was born in Carrollton. 111., April 23, 
185(1 Her early educarion was secured in the public schools of Carrollton, 
and after her father removed to Upper Alron in 18t>:i she entered Shm-tleft 
College and was gi-aduated in the cLiss of 187(>. After graduation she taught 
for a season in Mr. Carroll Seminary, IVlt. Carroll, 111. 

She was married to .lohn E. Roberts in Upper .Vlton. September 2("(, 1878. 
He was also a menduM' ol the 'iuirlleff clnss of UsTO; was for several year^' 
a Baptist minister, hut changed his views ;iii(l eiitei-ed the Unil.-irian ministry. 
At this time they removed to Ivansas Cily, .Mo.. .Mr. Koberts" former i)astorate 
having been in Carrollton. 

]\Irs. Robei'ts died in Emporia. Kan.. .Vprll 2;]. 18.85, on her 2i»th birthday. 
She left three children, two sons and a daughter. She was an earnest, de- 
voted Christian wife and mother, thoroughly consecrated to the interests of 
her churcli and her honte. 

THERESA ALMA CHAPMAN-PARKER. - .34.30 Vernon Ave., Chicago. 

Her girlhood was spent in the old village of Tapper Alton, where she at- 
tended Shurtleff College for so;iu> time, although she did not remain to 
graduate. She afterward taught in M.. Carroll Seminary, :Mt. Carroll, ill., 
and subsequently in Almira Female College, (ireenvilie. 111., being associated 
Avith Miss Ruth C. r^lills at both these institutions. 



Sln' \v;is iii.irru'd SeiHciiilicr 1."., ISS;!. |<> ricni. I'i;iii<i< W. I';iiUit. >>f ilic 
clnss of ISTs. liMviiiir since reside, 1 in ( "liie.-i^r". 111. 

iClIAKI.KS i:i>\\Ai:i» (LA VTON'. .... .( 'Iiii i li.ini.i 

Kli\AAlM> C. J>i:.\NV. Kl l .,,i;i,l... K;in. 

rpiin leaviuir Siinrtlelt College h,. reiiirned to his old home at IMasa. 111., 
and entered inlo Inisiness. In IMT he removed to Kansas, and has since 
been the Icidiii;: dc.iler in dry uoimIs ;ind i:i'nci-al nicrch.-mdisc .n 1-;! l)o|-:id.i. 

:(;i-;(H{(;k ('. I)(M(;iii;kty. ......,- 

i;i;\'. liKoriCi; i:i,i,i:kv i>^ i:. .... wiiinw. cai. 

Was bofii in ('lininn. ill.. .M.i\ I.'.. lS."..j. Al'lef a residence of ten \e:ir.o 
in Eikharr. 111., he removed to Sjirinyrlield. 111., where he became a telef:rapli 
operator. Here he wa.'^ eoiiverted and joined the First liaptisi ClMn'ch. Not 
Ions after\v:ird Ue entereil ShnrtletT Colleire id prei»are hiinseH' for the «;o> 
pel miiHstry. He was a nu'iidier ^t^' the class (d' ISSu diirin;:- his stay :it 
Sluirtlefr, but did not lemain lo jiradnate. lieinu m.irried in 1>S() lo :\iiss .Mlii 
K. Hardinjr. of Henson. 111., his lirsr p.isioraie. 

Ut^ afterward eiiiercd V. .M. ('. .\. w.nk in ( 'iiic.iuo. iroini; iliciicc to .Minne 
apolis. Minn., as (JiMieral Secretary. In ivs:'. he reentered the tninistry. hold- 
ing successful pasiorates at Wilbur. .\eb.. S.uii.i .\na .ind Los .\njieles. (.'a! 
His eiiurcli at Willow. C'al., is to-d.-iy liie l.irucsi. wc.ilihicsi ami must in 
Huenrial between Sacramento :ind I'lirlland. 

.Mr. Dye h;is hccn cm-respenden; ami editor of several p;iper>: City 
Pre.sident of the Los An.ii'cles V. 1*. S. ( '. '•;. for two years. Secretary of the 
California Bai)tist Ministers" Conlerence ilircc years, and has .ilsn been K • 
eordin.i;" Secretary of the Soulliern ( 'aliforni.i ("(invention. .\l jircscnt he i» 
Seeretarv of iiie Convention for .Xoiihcrn .ind Central California. 

tCAKTITLV .M. I'l LLl >S- W 1 LS( t.\. 


Train Dispatcher C, C. C. and St. L. Ky. 

rrahlc<|nah. I. "i". 

Hi:.\.iAMlN W. (JAlHi. 

CEORcno H. (;ui:i:.\i;. 

Horse C.ivc. Ilnii Co.. K.\. 

L'si'i; N. SpiTni:' .Vve.. Si. Louis. Mo. 
Secretary Loeldin \\'hip and (."ollar (.'o. 

loII.N .T. (iUEENE. l{ockbrid-.;e. 

1 a finer. 

*yCHAULES E. ILM..L. - - dn.wn.-d 

Ar.REirr C. HCUD. ... .lerseyville. 

\\ILL1AM L. .MI:1IA(;AN. - ::t)i:; Clark Ave.. St. Louis. Mo. 

Bookkeeper. St. Louis (Jroccry ;ind i^ineensware To. 


ELLEN L. MUHLEMANN-BOYELL. Ph. B. - - - Fort Dodge, la. 

Miss JNJuhlemanu was born iu Jersey viile, 111., February 28, IS.IT, of Swiss 
parentage. At an early age slie went with the family to Woortburn. 111. After 
teaching Frencii for a yivir at tlie Jacksonville Female Seminary slie entered 
ShurtlefP College, graduating from the scientific course in 1870. During the 
next two years she taught iu a German boarding school at Cincinnati, O. 

Ou September 13, 18S3. occurred iier marriage with Kev. Thomas S. Bovell. 
They have five daughters. Although a busy pastor's wife, slie has still found 
time to study considerably and to teach tlie uuidcrn langu;igfs and nrusic. 


rriiOMAS W. I'OWELL. --.-... (Ottawa.) 

FRANK SAIJOENT. ---.... Upper Alton. 

(iEOKUE II. SCirAPEl{. ---... Nokomis. 


lUCHAItD SIMMONS. --.--. GreenHi-,d. 

Hardware dealer. 

ELIHF T. STOI^T. - . . . co;) s. El"veutli St.. Springfield. 

Druggist and newsdealer. 

*-iI{OP.EKT STI KGEON. ------ I W(i(id])urn.i 

IT. E. WATKINS. ------ - (Upper Alton.) 

STUBAREN I). WHAM. - - - - Ciil t<'r City. :Marinn Co. 

Agent Cliicago and Fasteni Illinois It. IJ. 

CARRIE A. WIHTTLESEi-WI.XXKCAK. - - - Sioux City, la. 

REV. WARREN EU<iEXE \\'1SE. - - - I'.cavcr Civek. Bniid Co. 

Baptist pi-eacjicr. 


finJA ARMOUR IIUFF.MAN. - ! ie.iiing. Scoffs Bluff Co., Neb, 

tMATTIE J. BARBER. ------ (Upper Alton-.^ 

tTHOMAS S. BARBER. ------ (Tapper Alton.' 

OTTO F. BARTH, A. M. -.-___ Poris, Cal. 

Since his graduation from tlu- classicjil course al Shurtli-ff College in 1882, 
he has devoted liimsell to tencliing in puldic scliools. For two years while 
in Eastern Illinois, iu Mnjit-d "Tlu' Home and Scliool Pulletin" iu cimnection 
witli Ins scliool room duties. He was located in Birniingiiam, Al;i.. t~or ;i 
time. Two States— Illinois and California— liave honored Mr. Barth wiili life 
diplomas. He is al prcseni I'riucipal of tlie Penis Union High School. 

fANNA B. BISHOI'. -------- (Godfrey.) 



t«;K()K(;i; <AMIMti:i.l,. 


I'.isior of VAk I'. lint I'..'iitli>i Clmn-li. 

MAl'llli:W CIlAXi K. 
tAWA M. coon. 
v.KMlX .1. ((ION. 

tsoLON F. 1)i;i,am:v. 

♦JESSIE IHtEW. - - . . 


tJ. I>. EKWIX. .... 

F. E. FElUnsoX. 


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( I'aii.i.t 

Mll-^ko-rr. I. 'I"., in ISS'J. 

rpixT Aiidii. 


(';ii'<' 1 (cciiiiir Mf^'. <"u.. Cliica-ru, 

Kisiiii: Cilv. Xch. 

W'.is liorii Ml .li'i-s.'vvilli'. 111.. .\i)\cmlici- 1. IN.'i.". Entered the l're]i;ir:itui-> 
Keparliiieiii i>\' Slmrllef!' Cilleu,' in IST.'v. hiii eoiniK'Ued (ui .leeoiiiil uf 
failillj:' lie.-lllll In iliseiUll illUe llie eiilll'^e (lni-ill-- his l"reslim;l II .M'ler 

leaviii.i; ColU'.irt' lie s\)cu\ a luiiiilicr dI .vcars in fa nil in,:,', leaeliiii.i: and travel 
in Missouri. Aricansas. Kansas and Xeln-aska. Was (•n.i,'a;,'ed in Ilie real estate 
and insurance hnsiness in Kansas. 1s.V!;-!iii. ami iMisiniaster at IJiisseii Siiriiii.'s. 
Kan.. l.S,ST-SU. 

Mr. .Tones is at presiMit residing at IJisiim' ('ii.v, Xeli.. eni^.-iLicd in wriiiii;; 
for newspaiK'rs .-ind farm ioiuii.ils. 

ALBERT JBWETT KEXl»i:iCI>:. .\. P.. - - I'nri Smith. .\iU. 

Born in "Wauivt'slui. Wis.. Ocidhe: .">. isc.'i. Hie e.ii].\ .ve.ars uf Ids 
life ill St. Ltiuis. .Mo., ami lemovinu with his parents to Tpjier .Mluii in tlie 
early TO's. He entered Sliurtleli' Culle-e in is?.". ;;r;idn.ilim;- in ISN.", wilii 
second lionors. In l.vM lie accepted .i positinii on th' ■■|>ail.\' I >isp;iicli." of 
Onialia. Xeli.. .-is repoi-ier. and :i few ninniii> l.iici- was made city editor of tiie 
"Omaha Bee." lillinj;- this otlice until .M i.\. ISST. when he rcninved lo Chicajro. 
as oftcrin.i:' a hro.ider ;ind iietter lield. Starting' in iis a reporter on tin- 
"('hioapo Daily Xcws." he siici-essively made telej^rajdi editor, 
writer and city editor, fur .i time lilliii.i: llie position of m.-m.-iirinir editor. 

W the close of the WnrliTs F.iir. duriiii;- which .Mr. KendricU hail .-in ex- 
cellent np|>orliinity of sind.xiiiLi the resiinri'cs nf ilie differcni p:iris of the 
country, he cinicluded to ud iiiln Imsihess fi.r himsi'll' in the Smiih. .-ind seleci- 
injr F<irt Siiiitli. .\rk.. :is his fniiiie li.ise of oi>ei-atioiis. loc;iled there, pur- 
ch.-isinir the "Daily .Xcws liecord.' lie was the lirsi imldisher in .\rkans;is to 
introduce typesetliiif- niachines. The ".Xews Ue<-ord" has recently eii-cied its 
own .•ind is r.ipidly develoiiin.u.' into one of the most v.-iliialde m-ws 
Jt.lper p|-Mperlies in Ihe siii.-lller cities ,i\' the SiHllll. 

.Mr. Ki'iidrick was m.irrii-d mi is.s.s to .Miss .Minnie 1.. Il.i/.eii. id' .Minne 
apidis. .Minn. 'I'liree children li.i\e ln'cii h.un tu iheni. 


I^?A BELLA J. LOWIS. Pli. B. - - - - - Moriisoiivillc. 

REX. OHARLE8 HAl^SEY McKEE, A. M. - - - Athfii.i, Ore. 

Was ))(ini in Edgar ('').. III.. April 11. isr.r.. Eulcri'il ShiirlU'ff Collejiie in 
1873, gradnariuij with tlu' dogree of A. B. in ISSl. lie received the degree of 
A., M. a few years later. He studied theology at Sluirtleff College for 
a year, was ordained in Deceniher, \HH'2, and afterward tanghl 
school for two years. He liecanie pastor of the Baptist ("liurch at Xnlvoniis, 
HI., April 1, 1884. In 1880 he accepted the pastoi'.-ile of the church at (ioodwin. 
S. D., one year later entering the service of I lie American Baptist Home 
Mission Society of New York and spending .seven years as missionary pastoi 
and district missionary in Soiitli Dakota. After a two years" pastorate at 
Albany, Ore., from 1894 to 189(J, he re-entei-ed tlie service of the abo\'e Society 
and is at present engaged in niissionai'y work in Eastei'n Oregon, with liead- 
qiiarters at Athena. 

Mr. McKee w;is mnri-ied at Plainheld. 111.. Oecember <). 1884. to Mis.'? 
Melva J. Spencer, of Appleton. ^^'is. They li.ixc three sons and a little (hiugh- 
ter. the boys being members of the Athena B.iptisI Cliiircli. 

ntOE. PRANK IVA.X MERCHANT. Ph. I). - - - Vermillion. S. D. 

Was born in New York City. Decendier 2.'!, 18"i. liis i»arents being Albert 
and Candace (Downs) Merciiant. His ancestors of Colonial days fonght 
bravely in tlie Revolutionary War. The subject of this sketcli passed his 
boyhood in Bennington. Vt., and vicinity, where tlie families of both liis 
parents have resided for several generations, When I'rank was 13 years 
old his father died, and his mother with her two sons and daughter removed 
to Cedar Falls, la., where his elementary education was obtained. He also 
learned the tinner's trade, serving three years as an jipprcntice. His ambition 
was to secure a education, and in tlie latter p;irt of his apprenticeship 
he took up the study of Ivatin and Greek, applying himself diligently in the 
early morning and after his day',s work was over. He Avas l)aptiz;ed at Cedar 
Falls by Dr. Wm. H. Stitler (then pastor of the Baptist Church in that city), 
who took a deep interest in young Merchant, encouraging and assisting him 
in llis studies. 

At length he entered ShnrtlefC College in 1870 and graduated in 1880 with 
a magnificent record, having attained probably as high a grade of scholarship 
as was ever reached by a Shurtleff graduate. From 1880 to 1885 he taught 
Latin, Greek and German in tlie Shurtleff Preparatory Department, then went 
to Germany and devoted himself to the study of Classical Philology and Phil- 
osophy at the University of Berlin until 1800, when lie received from the 
University the degree of Doctor of Pliilosophy. After anotlier year spent in 
study and travel in (Germany. lu> accepted tlie Cli;iir of Latin Language and 
Literature in the State University of South Dakota at Vermillion, which he 
still occuijies. 


SAUAII i:. MITCIIKI.I.. Ki'Jd M..iis(iii St.. !'.-nii.i. 

:-S. v.. Norr. i.l.Ts.'yvilliM 


KIv\". II KMtV roi.i.AKh. .Mciiil<it:i. 

Has luiMi an Atlvciitist prcadK-r since 1S77. and siiicf IVH lias lic.-n i-ilitnr 
of ■"Our II(i]ii> and T>ifi' in Clnlsi " a religious wfi-kly. 

EVA KAXIxtLI'II IM.ACKSroi'K. .... ( ;iiiiiiis..ii. Cul... 

After leaviuj: SliiirtlftT ('(illcuf slic iaii.irlii scIiodI for a few years, ami 
was united in inarriaire with .Insepli HIackstock. nf (Jnnnisdu. (""ido., where 
they still resld*.'. Throe stronj; healthy hoys till the hniiie with ji»y. 

ALICE V. UISiX(;-l)OrTHET'r. S^-JU X.; Si.. Siinn^'lh-ld. .M-i. 

NETTIE RISINl>-EXLOW. ..... Pittsliinir. Tex. 

Miss Kisinji was horn in s<mth\virk. Mass.. Sejiiciiilier 17. isj'.i. When 
about live or six years old she moved wiiji lier pareiils to I'ariliaidi. .Minn.. 
and at the ajre of 17 to T'pper .\llon. 111. She was a suideiii al .Minira t 'ol 
lesie. (Jreenville. 111., afterward .ur.idnatiiiir at Knral Park Seminary, rpjiei 
Alton, in 1H71. and atteiHlinj,' Shnrtletl (' for ahout two years. 

Miss Hisinjr was married May 22. 1S7S. to .1. II. Eidow. of Qnincy. III. 
They left I'pper Alton in October. l.*->'4. and have lived in Texas ever since 
twelvo yenrs in Pittsburi:. .Mr. .ind .Mrs. lOnlow h.ive three i-hihinMi 
It., a Freshman in the Stale Iniversiiy .-it .Vusiin: Stella .Vnneiie. H. .'ind 
Charles Eastoa. lo. boili .Icff. I»avis CoIIclm' at I'itisi.iii-u. 
where .Mrs. Enlow is te.-ichcr of music. 

EltAXCIS DWKiHT KOOn. .\. .M.. P.. I>. - - - Avon Park. Fla. 

Was born at Godfrey. 111.. .Inne 1.".. l.s.V.i. He entered Shnrtleff Cidlcu'c in 
].S7."». {rraduatiug with the class of issi. H" Principal of the .\lton IIi;.'h 
School in 1881-82, and then spent two years in study at ihe Yah- l>iviniiy 
School and two at Chicairo Theoloirical Seminary, receiviiiir the de^rrce n>f p.. 
D. from the latter. 

Mr. Rood was mai'ried to Mi>s .\niiella <"i imver .it Chnutau(jna Lake. N. 
Y.. August 27. 18S."». He is a ( 'i>ii.urc.u';ii ional minister. His lirst pasiorate 
after frradiiatin.LT from tlic Semip.iry was lie;iun in; ;it the .Xorili Con^^iie- 
national Church. Ihiudewood, Chic.-iiio. whepc ln' rem.iiiied for over four 
yi'ars. His voice and hcailii l.-iiliiiLT. he speiii some time in ret ni>er;ition. re- 
luovinir t() Florida si'Veral ye.-irs .-iiro and orjrani/.inir the Con;rrev'alion;il 
Church of .\von T*:irk. of which he is now ]>aslor. 

HATIII': S(,H IKK .Mrnc, F/rr. - - - Alma. Co.. Xeb. 

Aficr Icaviuir Shut llelT College .Mi><s Sipiii'r iam:lii ouc in Si. Louis. 
.Mo.. aflei-\\ .ird l.-ikim: cliar;:c of liic prim;ii\ dcp.iii iiiciil of ihe .\lm;i i.Xel».i 
public schools, which position she held for two ye.irs. 

In 1887 she was married at her home in Alton. III., to Haniel P.. .Mudireit. 


Dr. J. Bulkley performing the ceremony. They have since resided in Alma. 
SAMUEL DOUGTvAS STAT3L. A. B.. LL. B.. OGl Sycamore St., Terre Haute. Ind. 

Was born at ^loro. Madison Co.. 111., November 4, 1859. Entered Shirrtleft 
College in September. IST.j, graduating in 1881. He afterward graduated 
from the "Wesleyan University Law School at Bloomington, 111., being vala- 
dictorian and llrst prize winner in the class of 1884. After practicing his 
profession for a year or two in Danville. 111., he wa.s appointed Special Ex- 
aminer Linited States Bureau of Pensions, wliicli position he has ever since 
occupied, having been located successively at Somerset, Ky., Washington, D. 
C. and Terre Haute, Ind. 

Ml". Stahl was married to Miss Ella Beyer at Danville. 111.. .June 27. 1887. 


DAUL WALTER. ------ Upper Alton. 

REV. J. F. WELLS. A. :\I.. B. D.. I'll. D.. 2i;(;(; Hallock Ave.. Kansas City. Kan. 
Was born near Buchanan, ]Mich., February L*.">. 18.")7. When he was (luite 
young his parents removed to Fairbury. 111., where he attended the public 
school. His father being unable to pi-ovide for the expenses of hi.s college 
training, young ^^'ells worked his Avay through, by teaching school a portion 
of each year, and also doing chores, sawing wond. etc. He entered the Illi- 
nois Wesleyan at Blooniington in 1872, where he did tAvo years" work. He 
was converted and j lined the Baptist Cliurcli of L''.iTrbury. 111., in tlie s])ring 
of 1875, wlTile teaching school near that place. He immediately decided to 
devote his life to the Baptisi ministry, and entered Shurtleff College, graduat- 
ing from the classicnl course in 1878 and from th'^ Theological Department 
in 1880. He received the degree of A. :\I. in 1884, and Ph. D. in 1894. 

Mr. Weils was married July l.">, 1880. to Miss .lennie May 8hiv(>ley. ot 
Fairbury, 111. He has held pastorates at Fidelity and Pittsfield, 111., and 
Hiawatha. Kan. Since June, 1892, he has been pastor of the Edgerton Place 
Baptist Chnrch in Kansas City, K.nn. His pastoral soi-vice has been greatly 
blessed. While at Hiawatlia tlie nieniliership of his cliurch was more than 
doulded, and during his Kansas City pastorate a beautiful new house of 
worship I'as been erected to meet the growing needs of the church. 



WALTER APPERSON. ------- Areola. 

'REV. JOHN FRANK BAKER. A. B., B. D. - - Spokane Falls. Wash. 

Was born ,Tune 1, 1853, on the old Tippecanoe battlefield in Indiana. His 

early life was spent in Michigan and Illinois, where his father. Hoy. .7. C. 

Baker, held pastorates and was eng.-iged in general missionary work. In 1S74. 

when the family renuived to the Paeitic Coast, John, the oldest son. remained 



1. S. Arthur Winlitiiiaii, '83. 

2. Josephine Holt. "Hs- 

3. Hieaker H Williams. '83 

4. MyroiiC. Miner. '85. 

5. F. Marion Johnson. '86. 
b. John B. Reynohis. •85. 
7. j allies E. Cooinbs, 'S6. 

S. Willie Hon.liir; 
I,. Sadie 1-. J'lr- It. SI.. 
10 Chariest r..lholl. .SO 

11. Ida M Wichinian Keynolds. 86. 

12. John V. WliitiiiK. '8}. 

13. Maude 1:. Murphy .Aekeis. '.'^i 

14. John li. Curiy, '85 

.lines T lUi>wn. 
Samuel K. Skiuiiel. Hj. 
.\ll.eil T f.riMith. 'SS. 
Nathaniel I Heatoii. 87 
Teiesa A. Joestili»J. 87. 
K I nest V. Mallbv, Wi. 


in ScllO!>l :il lU(i(i)nill.i:li)ii, 111. Twd yc;lls l;ilrl- lie fililc I> l.lUi- ;i(lv,lll 
t;i,s,'fs of (iiiiinnmiiih s MlViiidt'd ;ii Slmrilcll ('i.llf;j('. ciiicrin;: in lli<- \':i\] or 
1S7»i ami .CMatliialiii;: willi tli.- (h';:rt\' of A. It. in ISSil. One year was also 
sprni in llio 'riuolo^rical Hcpari nuiii of SImrlli'll". rollowrd liy i wo yi-ais in 
tlio liaptist Union Tlir )Io.irical Seminary. Moiixan rarl<. 111. Alit r ;:iailiiaiin,ii 
from llic laliiT in .M.i.x. )ss;;. Ii,- \\a-> manird .liiiu' li' to .Miss Laura 10. 
riiillips. ol" Ijipcr .Vlloii. ami on An; 1 Sflilcd as pasior of iln- Firs; It.ip 
list CliMich of S| ukan.' Falls. 

Durin.u' Mr.<crs I'lilirc colli'^'c and tJu'olo;;ii-al conrsi's li,' actrd as |»as- 
tor and sniijily for cliurclu's in tiic vicinily <d" Ilic instilntions lie was atlcnil- 
iiijl. Ho was a zealous, eousecrated man. ea;ier lu do his ulmosi for llie cause 
of Christ, liut the demands of the work on the Western frontier were so jirt'ss- 
in;r that in the spa(<' of Idiir .\c;iis h,' li.ail wroii;.Mii iiiio ilie fo\uidai ions of 
tliis work his own life, and on Auuiisi ;i, l.ssT. died .'it i he ;me nf :;i. 

],V.M.V.\ .IKSSF I'.AKF.KU. 

Corwith. Hancock Co.. la. 

FJ;ANK B. I I,.\.( K. iLMi'.i rnioii .\vc.. Kansas City. Mo. Siaiioii A). 

Was born in (Jalva, Henry Co.. HI.. Seittemlier 11. l.s."i(;. soon after his 
pareiits' removal from Soiii he.isiern New York. He entered ShnrtlelT CulleRi.' 
in Scjiiemlier. \>7*k Ihi! when (iid.\- alioiii half way liiroUL'li ili.- course was 
stricken with typhoid fever. After a severe illness (d' several months he l»e- 
jran teacliins scduxd near AVoods" Station, iiortlieasi of Fpper Alton, and the year tati.ixlit at I'.othalin. 111. While eiiLiaufd in school te.icliinj; he 
liad studied shorihaml eviMiiuiis and Saturdays, and in ilie sjn-inu: of ls,v.'{ 
comiiKMiced a lerni as court reporter in the District Court ai Fdw.irdsville, 
and afterwaid reiioried for The courts of Carlinville. S.ilein .and Chester. 111., 
until February, l.vsi;. wIhmi he jicceptcil .i p(]siion with F.-iiili.inks. M<u'se ^: 
<'i).. .at .^t. Louis, lirst as steiuirr.iplier. ilnii as ir.iveiiULr salesman, remaining: 
with the St. Luuis lioust> until .lanu.iry. l>'.i;t, wiicn lie was transferred to the 
Kansas City liramli. 

On .May 1. IStli;, Mr. I!lack .iccepied the Wi stern ;i-('ncy of the ciu-por:i 
tion '".loiies (d' I'.inuiiamioii." the pii'sideiit of which <oncci-n. Ilcui. Fdward I- 
Jones. ori.uMnated snnie tliirt.\-iwo .\c.irs .a.ixo the expicssioii. since copyrii,'hted. 
of "Jones lie Fays the l''rei,L;lit." 'Phis company m.inuf.ictu res scales cd' all 
descriptions. .Mr. Hlack is .also a iu'id<cr. h.aiidiinj,' lim s (d' iron, steel, r.ailway 
supplies, etc., Iiein<i- Kansas City .luful of the Tudor H-on Works. St. Louis; 
Oliver H"ou and Steel Co., Fittshurjr. F.i.; .Me.xandi'r Kepl.icer Mft:. ("<»., 
Seranion. I'a.. ami the Iliuidicck Lnmlier C •.. (d' Hornl)eck. L.i. 

^Ir. Hlack has been twice m.irried liisi to .Miss .Mlie .M. lOwaii. (d' Heiii.ilto. 
HI., on I'ebruary S. ISS..*;. .Mrs. j'.l.ick ;iml three sm.ill children two boys ;iiid 
a irirl W( i-e .-ill laUeii .iway by deaili. ( »n ((ciidi.'f 17. ]SJ-. .Mr. lU.ick m;ir 
ried .Miss .Mabcd Stevens, cd' Farsons. K;in. Tliey h.i\c two children. ;i lioy of 
four and ;i baby j;irl of about eighteen immihs. 


TALBOTr V. BKIXK. - - - - S. Fourth St.. Spiiu.triield. 

HEW .TI'STT^S LOliEY r>T:LKLI<]Y. A. .M., V,. 1). - Inya Kara, Wyo. 

(iraduj'.'ed from tlic classical> at Shurtleft" College in 1883. Received 
the deirroe of A. .M. in 1SS7, ami is alsD a graduate of the Theological Depart- 
ment. From 1S84 until 1802 he was a missionary in Burma under the Amer- 
ican Baptist Mis.sionary Fnloj). Ifeturning to this country in 18U2, he resided 
in Upper Alton for a year, -was afterward pastor at Ashley, 111., and una.Uy 
removed ti) the West. Avhtre iie has been living at Fairview, Neb., and Inya 
Kara, Wyo. 

Ylv. I';i)k;e\ was married on Marcli o. 1884, to Miss Josie lloru'-y, of 
Fclci'sl.urg. 111. 

r WILLIAM K. BUTLEU. ------- (Carlyle.j 

CELESTIXA r. CHAPMAX-STOOKEY. - 1427'/!.. ("hamplaiu Ave.. Chicago. 
'tTIMOTlIY S. DOixJE. - (Upper Alton.) 

WILLIA?.! A. FORSTEK, M. I). - - ;i28-0 Rialio Bldg.. Kausus City, ilo. 

A native of Denniarlv; was horn May 11, 18.1(!. His Tatlier, I)r. Andrew P. 
Forster, was a physician of note, who died in Fort Scott, Kan., at the age 
of 71. Ilis mother, of English parentage, noAV resides in Kansas City, Mo. 
At 11 years of age the suliject of our sketch emigrated with his parents to 
America, settling in LaSalle Co.. 111., where William spent his youth on tht; 
farm until 18 years of age, when he entered the High School at Touica, 111., 
subsecincntly attending Shurtleff Coll<>ge. During his college course he paid 
his own way by doing whatever he could, boarding himsplf most of the time, 
his fare being of the scantiest. On Sunday he walked four miles to a Baptist 
?.Iission Sabbath School, of wliicli lu' was suiK'rinicndent and Bible class 

After leaving Sluirtlelf College he entered the Homeopathic Medical Col- 
lege of Missouri, at St. Louis, graduating in 188(t, and taking first prize for 
snrgerj-. He was surgeon in charge of the free dispensa;*y of the college, and 
assistant surgeon of the Good Samaritan Hospital. Removing to Fort Scott, 
Kan., he went into pai'mershii) with his father. He afterward practiced two 
and a half years In Nevada, Mo., then spent another year at Fort Scott, and 
in June, 188.5, went to Kansas City. Mo., where he has remained ever since, 
having attained high rank as a homeopathic physician and surgeon. 

Dr. Forster was married December (>, 1M)4, to Mrs. Fannie C. widow ot 
Thomas T. Roe, and daughter of .Tohn A. and Sarah E. Cannon. The Doctor 
has two children by a' former marriage. .lessie H., 1.3, and AValter L., 10. Dr. 
Forster is a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy, Missotfri In- 
stitute of Homeopathy, Kansas State Homeopathic Medical Society, Missouri 
Valley Homeopathic Medical Association and the Homeopathic Club of K».n- 
sas City. For si.\ years he was Professor of Surgery in the Homeopathic; 


.Mfdii.-il ('ollf;;c (pf K.iiis.'is ("My. ( f which hf is ;i cli.-iru r Hicniln'r ;:ntl (.ue 
of the fouiiilers. ami is at pn'sc:i! I'lMlfssiH- of Sii.-;;t'ry iu tht» Colk';^i' ol 
Hdii-CDpatliii- Mt'dii-iiu' aiul Sui-;;!'r.v of tlic Kaiisa^N City I'niversity. 

MOSK'S II. IIAKT. ..... Cn'i;:!!!..!!. .M(.. 

tOKVlLI K \. KKI.L. - .Sal. in.) 

tFRANKl.l.X .M.i<i;i;. - . .... (('hri.siiiaii.) 

tJUEL J.. .MKli.\i;L. . . .... (Salnii.) 

.SOLO.MON I'.VKSO.NS. ...... (;ri«^'svill<'. 

Jv.VlK.V !•:. I'lnLMi'S-BAKlOK. ... OaklaiHl. Cal. 

7\iiss I'hillips was hdin Fehniary (!, 1S."'.». Kcsidcil in I piicr Aliuii frdiu 
Juu''. ISCiS, until Cicti)iii>r. ISTS, when slic (•iilcrcd Mi. ("arridl St-nniiary. .Mi. 
('ari'')ll. 111., I'tMurnnit;- in l>(MHSidicr, isT'.i. Two ycai- wfn alii ruard siiciii ir 
yinutlcfl" Collt'gc. 

Juno 12. \HS'.',, she was luarried to Kcv. .1. !•'. Hai^i-r, and ri-niovrd ti tlic 
Pai-ilic Coast, Avhorc .Mr. lUikcr s.Mticd .\n.nusi 1 as pasior nl' iln- r,;iniisl 
Church of SpokaiU' Fails. Wasli. Siiiri' ilic dc.ith (d' licr iiusliand. .Vn^iist '.i. 
1887, Mrs. Baker lias I'.ceii eiiiploycd as ;i tc.iciirr and siipiTiniciidciii of ilir 
Chinese Mission Schnuls in Oaklaiui. (":il.. .uiii roiiland. nvr. Shr is n >w in 

JCII.\ WILDY FL.VCK, A. H. - - l.Mi Nassau St.. .New York City 

In loan and real estate Inisiness at I'dooiningloii. 111., ISM-si".. .\i 1 1.isi iiil'-. 

Nell.. lS8i»-.S!). Afterward iirarticed law in .\cw York Ciiy lor .a linie. and is 

at present a nieniTier <d' ilio liini ol' I'laic, 'riioinas vV Co., who li.andle foreifiu 

anil donaestic collt'ctions in ih.if cifv. 

tEl>WIX E. KEKi). 


.Vircnt of the Wcsicrn I'liion iWiildini 

I .Ncwlici'ii.i 
loS .lacks .11 Si.. Cliicaj,'o. 

i;nid. Okla. 
Si. .loscidi. Mich. 

TIIO.MAS .r. S.V.\I"()1M). 


Pastor (d' the St. .loscph li.iplisi Chiircli. 

ALICE L. STAl USCUAl.X. - - 12227 E. Founii SI., Ani.'.dcs, Cal. 

t.MABTIlA ELLE.N WII.V.M. ...... (S.ileiu.i 

*ISAAC C. WOOLEUY. .... iSciota.) 

11E\". .I.\MES .1. BKISTUW. 
.lOSEl'll C. F.Kl.NK. 


i; .Nch. 


BERTHA BULKLEY-ROACH, A. M. - - Rangoon, British Burma. 

The sixth daughter of Dr. J. Bnlkle.v, was born in Upper Alton, 111., Octo- 
ber 31, 1865. She entered Shurtleff College at an early age, exhibited apti- 
tude for learning and was graduated in the class of 1S83, before she was 1^ 
3'ears old. She also became quite prolicient in music. After graduation slie 
engaged in teaching; at Almira College. Greenville, 111., one year-, and at 
Shuvtleff College two years. 

On August 16, 1887, she was married to Edgar B. Roach in Upper Alton, 
and they immediately sailed for Rangoon, Burma, under appointment as mis- 
sionaries of the American Baptist Missionary Union. Mr. Roach is professor 
'in the Rangoon Baptist College. They are both very earnest, happy and suc- 
cessful in their Avork. Two little boys till their iiome with sunshine and joy. 

REV. ARTHUR A. CAMBRIDGE. - - West Medford, Mass. 

JOHN COLUMBUS CARXER. . - - . - McLeauslwro. 

Dealer in monumeuts and headstones. 

HON. JOHN H. DUNCAN. ------ Marion. 

Son of Capt. Samuel Duncan; was born in Benton, Ky.. June 27, 1S.j8. In 
the spring of 1865 he removed with his parents to Illinois, where he worked 
on a farm and attended the public schools until his eighteenth year, when he 
attended Shurtletf College for a period of two years. He was chosen princi- 
pal of the Cai'terville (HI.) public schools, serving in that capacity for four 
years. In 18S2 he was elected County Superintendent of Williamson County, 
and re-elected in 1886 by a greatly increased majority. While acting as 
County Superintendent lie estal)lished and edited "Our Public Schools," a local 
educational journal, and also assisted in establisliing and editing the 
"Leader," the Republican organ of tlie county. 

In 1890 iNlr. Duncan was elected to tlie State Legislature as a Representa- 

• live of the Fifty-first District, and re-elected in 18U2 without opposition. At 

the clos*» of his second term ho accep'ted a position as traveling salesman for 

Simmons Hard.ware Co., which position he still holds. He is also interested 

in a retail hardware and furniture store at Marion. 

In 1883 ^Nlr. Duncan was niarricd to Mis.-'. Mary M. Spiller, of Marion, 111. 
TJiey have a daughter, Bosa. of ihirteen summers. Mr. Duncan is an ardent 
Republican, an active worker in the Christian Cliurcli and a member of the 
Masonic fraternity. 


JOEL J. FOULON, A. B., M. I). - - - - French Village 

Was born at Highland. 111., January ."). 1862. He entered ShurtlefC College 
in 1877, graduating from the classical course in 1882. and afterward from 
the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis. He practiced his profession in Beav- 
er Creek, 111., for two years, removing in 1889 to French Village, where he 


l);is sim-c cuiu iiuii'd i)r;icl ifiii.u-. He in.iirifd April I. IW'''. to Miss Kli/,;i- 
bclli M. Mills, nf i;,;i\( r Clrrk. 111. 

ZKrilAMAll S*1I.AS l(»l !.(».\. A. 11.. M. 1 >. - Frt'iicli Vill.i-.-. 

Twill liioilifi- 111' .lipcl ,1.; ciiiri'cd SliiirilflV <'()lici:c :il llu- s;mif linn- ;is the 
laiti'i". i'i;iili'aliii.i; ill till' saiiii- class, mid ;ilsu ;:i-adiiatiii;: fi-'i;ii iln' -li.-siiu'i 
^ledit'a) College at the same lime. At'ler practicing; medicine at Highland, 
HI.. :ur two u'ars. lie removed to French \illage, where he l.;i-; .-since been iii 
partnership wilh his lu-.dlier. He was married at Woodluini. 111.. March 'S2. 
J.SSS. to :Miss Aiiiiic M. lleafy. 

FANMK F. (JILFHA.M-I'IFIJCK. IMi. W. - Epwiirtli. White Co. 

Alter gradiiatiiig rrom ShurtlclT Cnllege willi tlir class ol" ISS-J. Miss <;ill- 

tijim sjHMit three ye;ir.N lu .eaching ar Wanda. III., in tlie public sclmcils, hik! 

(ine year tcacliiiiu' .i |iri\a'e scIkhiI. In September, iSSCi, slie was ni;irricd lu 

Rev. U. Kdw. I'lcrce. ,i iiiiiiisler of the .Methodist Episeoi)al Clmrili. 

(JKOllOK 11. II.MIKISO.N. ...... Hcrriii. 


.irJ;St).\ IIOISF. - .... i{„x Kici. Kiverside. Cal. 

D.VXIFL .M. Krri'l.\i;i;U. ...... l|.i'cr Alton. 


(;p:OI{(;E W. MeKEK. -.-... (Jnodwiii. S. 1» 

SA.MI'FL ALKF.N FiMn; I .\" E. - Imiuir. .\ag.i Hills. .\ss;mi. India. 

Was born near (ireensbnrg. Ind.. February 1!». Is.V.t. At ilir age of seven 
he removi'U to Centralia, 111., with his parents. Sinin after his cdnversidii .-ii 
rlie ago of 17. he entered Shnrtlefi' College with tlu' n\inistry in view, rem.iin 
iiig three y:'ars. :ind .afterward .iir.idiiating from the Cliic.iga Inlveisiiy in 
lS,>'..'i. In bv>'".» Jie ciiiiipleteil the I heohigiiM 1 ciiiirse ;i i .Morgan I';irk Scmin.-iry. 
lie sn)tpoited liimself while seeiiiing his ediic.itidn. 

In 18S1) he aeeei>;ed iiie pastorate of the l^'irsl l'..iplisi Church. .M.irshall- 
town. la., and A])ril 1. is'.ij. resigned to enter the foreign mission held. lb- 
was married .Tune '.». issi, to .Miss Kosie Eandt. (►f DavenpcuM, la. They 
sailed for Assam. Indi.i. September liS, 1S!I2, bound for Molung, a station 
among the Hills. .\fter laboring the:*- for two years they opened up 
the ii(>w si.-itiou ol' Iiiipiir. larliier u|i in iiie Hills, where they arc pn-secuiing 
the work with great vigoi- and success. 

•;•.TA^!ES .1. rrtl.M.M. ..... (I'lneUneyvillci 

LEWIS .\r. KII.EV. ..... Kingnijiii. Kan. 

iJOHX FITZ KOP.EKPS. i.Vshl.iiid, .Neb.i 

CEOKtH': K. 'PFCKIOK. ..... Co. 

(Jrain deali-r. 


WILL. F. WALKER, IMi. B. - - - GlSf, Lrxington /we.. Chica.iiiu. 

After a short time si](Mit in study at Shtirtleff Oolleg-e lie removed to 
Algona, Li.. where h:^ studied for two years and tlieu entered the State T'ni- 
versity at Iowa City, graduating in 1SS4 with the degree of Bachelor of 
Philosophy. Seven years Avere spent in traveling over an extensive territory 
in the interests of a wholesale house, prior to locating in Chicago, where he 
is now a member of the firm of Hays & Wallcer. engaged in tlie Imsincss ot 
making real estate loans and investments. 

Mr. Walker was married in 1S92 to Miss May Colbiirn, of Algona. Li. 
They have a daughier about two years old. 

WILLIAM PKiANCIS WIEMEIIS, A. M., LL. B. - 4G Columbia St.. Cliicago. 

Suite 030 Chicago Opera House Bldg. 

Was born February 14, 1857. in St. Louis, Mo., of German parentage. His 
boyhood and youth were spent on a farm near Bethalto, 111. At tlie age of 
18 he became ;i teacher in one of the public schools of Madison Co.. and so 
continued until 20 years of age, when he entered S'hurtleff Coll(\ge. pursuing 
the classical course and graduating in 1882. He immediately went to Chicago 
to study jurisprudence, and in 1884 was graduated from the Union College 
of Law. now the Law Department of the Northwestern University. In Ihe 
same year he was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in 
Chicago, where he has iM>en l)usily engaged in liis profession ever since. 

Mr. Wiemers was married Se]>tember 11, 1889, to Miss" Clara B. ICenison. 
of Chicago. In 18!);_{ the Circuit Court of Cook C'ounty appointed him j>Iaster 
in Chancery of said court, which position he stiP holds. He received the de- 
gree of Master of Arts from his Alma Mater in 1897. .Mr. AYiemers is a thir- 
ty-second degree Mason, and a member of numerous Chicago club.s and 
societies, among others flie Marciuette and Hamilton Clubs. 


REV. HENRY STILLS BLACK, B. D. - - - AVallaco. Idaho. 

Converted at the .ige of 20, he entered Shurtleff College in September. 1878, 
graduating from the Theological Department in 1880. and being ordained the 
same year. He was married .June 8, 1880, to Miss Clara Violet Stockbridge, 
<)f Pana. 111. After successful pastorates at Pana and Carlinville, 111., he be- 
came Financial Secretary of tlie Illinois Baptist Education Society, retaining 
this position for one year. .Inly 1. 189;!, he took charge of the Baptist Church 
at Kewanee, 111., removing three years later to Wallace, Idaho, where he is 
doing good v\-ork as ])asfor of the Baptist Churcli. Vice-President of the State 
Convention (Eastern Waslungton and Northern Idaho) and President of the 
State B. Y. P. U. 

EDWIN L. CHAPm. ...... Springfield. 



GEORGIA n.AUK-rAItTY. .7iili; I.lalio 

AftiT spciidinj,' s('V(>r:il .vo;irs in study ;it SlnirtlffT CoIIcki'. Miss Clark at- 
TeiuU'd Alinira Collt'po. rirccnvillc. III.. wIutc siic was valcdictttriaii (»f tin- 
olass (if ISS:^. Slit> nitcrward taiiLrht fdi- srvcral yi'.irs in tlic pulilic sclmols 
of Missouri. In lyS.") slu^ iii.iiri«-d .Mr. H. .1. ("any. uf S;ilcm. Md.. .-.iid in l.V.iT 
tlioy rcniovod to Jiiliaclia. Idaiiu. tlirii pn>s»'iit Ikhih'. 

♦SYLVKSTEU S;. (^U'/AX. (GripKsv)ll.-.) I>i.'d in Nrw .M.-xico. 

•S. M. DAVIS. DoiMviral. Ta.. in 18<)1. 

ED.MO.XD DILT.ARI). M. D. - - - ... Litclili.'ld. 

<tROr,EKT r. nrXCAX. ..M(.w.a(|iia.i 

RERTIIA WHTTXEY EER(n:SON. A. R. . . . . Alton. 

(Graduated frnni the classical courst> at Shurtlcff ColU-frc in ls,si,', with the 
hi.chost honors of her class, and siuco that time has hoon engaged in tcachinj? 
at .Vltim. 

NETTIE I'OKWOODKEI.EAM. . . . . . I^oatricc. X<d). 

tCIIARLES E. <;iI.r.HAM. ...... iWanda.i 

tW. HENRY IIAXD. ...... (Crcnficld.) 

ALEXANDER II. HAVEN. - 211>() X. Twcnty-si.\th St., Omaha, Neb. 

After two years of study iu Shurtleff Collope, lie began to learn a trade, 
J»ut finally abandoned this and enlisted in the United States army. His army 
experience extended almost continuously from May. 1881, to the latter jiart 
of isn4, Avhen he ceased the life of a soldier. 

Mr. Haveu was converted in July, 1SH2. after siieudiuK tlic trn>;itcr p;irt of 
two nights in T'l'iytr '^"cl struggle. He had previously been ;in avcAved in- 
fidel, but Ood in His wouderful mercy opened his eyes and Iirouglit him l'> 
the li.ght. Aft(>r his conversion he labored t>arncstly am! unceasingly for the 
conversion of liis comrades, and since leaving the army has been eug.aged in 
Christian work as he found opportunity. 

Mr. Haven was married in 1804 to Miss Julia E. Noyes, who was preparing; 
herself for foreign missionary service. They have recently been holding 
themselves in readiness to go under ilie auspices of the Christian and Mis- 
sionary .\llianc(> to work among the hidi.-nis in tl)e central portion of .^oiith 

HON. .lAMES \V. Kli'/MIELER. Ntedora 

H9AAC S. McCOl.I.IM. - (S.-ottsville.) 

REV. KIN(;MAX X. MORUILL. Rurlinglon, Wis 

After leaving Shurtleff College he atlcnded Eastman Rusiness t'olh'ge. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y., from whicii he gr;idu:ite(l in iss.".. Eor foitr years he 

was employed as a booklceeper, and then entered the R.aptist rninn Theologl 


cal Seminary at Morfjan Park. 111., ^jjrailuatliij; with the class of 1892. His 
first pastorate was at TTausaii, Wis., where he was ordained September 29, 
1S92. Since July 1, ISO."), he has been pastor of the Baptist Church in Bur- 
lington, Wis., where he w"as married October 27, 1897. 

tWILLARD P. SEARS. (Upper Alton.1 

tG. W. VAUGHAN. . . . . . (Gladesville. Va.) 

tROBERT S. WADE. (Quincy.) 

LEWIS D. WATERS. Prove City, Utah, 


FANNIE I. ALLEN. - - - - 33r5 Auditorium, Spokane, Wash. 

AVas born at Alton, 111., April 28, 18(31. She acquired her early education 
in the public* schools of that ciTy. iiraduating from the High School in 187(3, 
at the age of 1.5 years. Tlie first year thereafter was "spent in the study of 
music and afterward she took a special course preparatory to teaching. In 1879 
Miss Allen entered the Preparatory Department of Shurtleff College, remain- 
ing for one year and subsequently teaching for five years in tho Alton schools. 

She was converted at the age of 12. uniting wicli the Cumberland Presby- 
terian Church and taking a class in the Sunday School, but after careful 
study of the subject of baptism joined the Baptists in 1885. That same year 
she left Alton and went to Walla Walla, Wash., where her brother-in-law, 
Rer. .1. H. Eeaven. of the class of 1884. was pastor of the Baptist Church. 
During five years spent at this point slie engaged quite extensively in church 
work, and at the end of that time began the in the Baptist Missionary 
Training School of Chicago. She graduated in 1892. and in the same year 
was appointed by the Woman's Baptist Home Mission Society as general 
missionary for Washington and Northern Idaho, with headquarters at 
Spokane. Her work among the women and children on that held has been 
very successful, particularly in the First Cliurch of S]>okan-^-, of which she 
is a member. 

In .Tune, 1895, Miss .Allen accepted the position, under the American Bap- 
tist Home Mission Society, of superintendent of the Chinese Baptist Mission 
at Spokane; this in connection witli lier work as general missionary for 
Eastern AA'ashingfon and Northern Idaho, giving up the work in AA'estern 
Washington. She is a consecrated Christian woman, and her years of train- 
ing, especially along religious lines, iiave admirnbly fitted her for usefulness 
in her chosen field. 


Daughter of William and Sarah .lane Bartlett; was born near AVorden, 
Ma(tison Co.. 111., .Tanuary 22, 18(31. Ent(M-ing Shurtleff College in 1879, she 


pursuod tlio classical cnnrso for nearly IliriM' years. Slie very iimdi ajii'iT 
fiati'd and onjuycil the privile;.M's: iif the ('(ilh';;e ami her literary suciety. 

Pu- si'veral yeai's Miss I'.arlleli sin ces^l'iilly citiiiiiiiled a inilliiiery stdi'e In 
rppei Altdii. .May 12. i.'-1>r>, she marrieil to \'v,'i. .1. D. I*n<e. wiio tatiy:hl 
at Slmrlh'tT CidliLre. issiii-'.n. 'i'iiey a liiilr d.-iiiuiiier. Inez, altmii :i 
year (dd. 

IJKV. .lOSKIMI lii:M{V IU:.\\i:.\. .\. "... r.. n. ... 

Was Itdi'n in Ldmldii. I'jiiii.iiid. .\nuiisi i'. I.s.'i.s. \\"lieM alioni 14 ye.ars of 
aire ))•> eanie as an iminiirvant to San Francisco, Cal. lie was converted in 
Southwest Oregon at tlie ape of IS. and decided to devote liis life to the niin- 
i.stry. Thron.ffh the inrtiience <d' former sludonts of Shnrtlefl" Collofie, he was 
persuaded to attend that Institution. Arrivinj; at Tpper Alton in January, 
18S'>. front rortland. Ore., tlie llrsi ])erson he met in the dormitory was a new- 
student just froiu Portland. .Me. lie preached regularly while purstiiuK his 
colIe<:e work, praduatins with the class of 1S84 and suhsequi'iitly receivius: 
the deprree' of A. M. In l.SSt! he completed the theological course. Be.aven married Apr*! 27. ISSCi. to .Miss Minnie M. Allen, of Alton. 
III. He lieuan his pastor;il labors in Eastern Wasninpton, and did k<">'1 
service for the Master in Walla Walla and Spokane until ISDii. when he re- 
turned to Illinois anil Has since been i)astor at Metidota, wlitu'e he is very sui-- 
eessful. riis work in ^^'as)lin,l;ton w;is that of a luoneer. .atid In* was larjudy 
iiistrumi'iil;il in the i>r.u;ini/alion of the llaplist ("oiiveiilioii of iji.-ii Suite. 

A. MAY KLACK-CLAYTOX \\>\h'V Alton. 

M"lss Black was born in Canton, Fulton Co.. 111., and at an early a;;e rj^ 
moved to Madison County with her parents, settlini.' in riii>cr Alton in August, 
1879, and attenditiji- Shurtl(>ff Collese for one year. On April 127. 1SS12, she' 
was married to Mr. Wm. II. Clayton, of I'pper Alton, where she has since 


YJOSEPH BUTTERWORTH. . . . . . (Warren. U. I. • 

EVA.X II. CASEY. Ewini;. 

AXXELEA COXOVER-ROOl). ... - Avon Park. Fla. 

After leavinj: ShurlletT Colleire Miss Conover studied art in Xorthw(>stern 

Pniversity, Evanston. 111., ar the Philadelphia .\ri School ;inil .-ilso the Yale 

Art School. She was married .at Chautauqua I.;ike. X. Y.. .Ku'^usi :J7. iss.",. 

to :Cev. Fr.-iiicis O. Rood, of the class of ISSl. a Con.Lrre;:atii)ual cler;:ymap. 

Tliey have since resided in I'jiulcw oixl. III., .iiid more recently in .\vnn I'aik. 

lIAHOrX W. DAVIS. St. .losepli. Mich. 

TIIO.MAS DOOFINi;. ....... Alton. 


MAKt F. FOLEY ....... Macomb. 

N. LEE FOLEY. ..--.-.. Macomb. 
tW. A. FOLEY. (Littleton.) 

COLUMBUS ELZA FREEMAN. ..... Topeka, Kan. 

Was born near Ashley, 111., September 21, I808. At the age of 20 he en- 
tered Ewing College, where he remained a year and then spent two years 
and one term at Shurtleff. The following three years he was engaged iu 
school teaching and studying law in the office of A. H. Carter at Ashley, 111. 

In January, 1SS5, he was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court ot 
Illinois, and soon afterward began the practice of law in Beloit. Kan. Iu 
1892 he removed to Topeka, where he is engaged ,in building up an extensive 
commercial law practice iu Kansas and adjoining States. 

Mr. Freeman is a man of strong literary tastes, being a great reader. He 
is a bachelor and a member of the Presbyterian Church. 

ENOCH .TOHNSON. A. B. - - 636-8 Endicott Bldg.. St. Paul, Minn. 

Was born in Moline. II!., February 22, 1860. Entering Shurtleff College in 
1879, he was graduated in .T\ine. 1883. He afterward taught school for a 
year at Marcus. la., and then studied law in the Law Department of Wash- 
ington University, St. Louis, Mo., and practiced his profession in that city 
until 1887. when he removed to St. Paul, Minn., becomilig associate editor of 
West Publishing Company's law publication.s. A year later he began the 
practice of law in St. Paul, which he has continued there ever since. From 
1892 until 1894 Mr. .lohuson was City .Justice of St. Paul. 

' CHARLES W. KEISER. - - - 817 Fannin St., Shreveport. La. 

*NEAV'.|'ON JUDSON McCORMICK. . - - . . Raritan. 

Was born September I'k 1855, near Kirkwood, 111. His early education 
was received in the country schools. After teaching for several terms he 
entered Shurtleff College in 1879. remaining until February, 1881, wlien he 
was called home by the death of his mother, and did not return. In 1883 he 
became principal of the public schools at Raritan. 111., and also entered into 
newspaper work with F. M. Bonham. establishing the "Raritan Bulletin." In 
3884 he removed to Little York. 111., and established the "Ensign." He be- 
came editor of tlie "Warren Coanly Democrat" at ^lonmouth, 111., in 1889, 
but in a few years failing health compelled him to give up this work and he 
went North to recuperate, spending nearly two years among the lakes. He 
died at Raritan, May 3. 1895. 

Mr. McCormick was married to Miss Fannie Maynard. of Raritan, 111., 
February 25. 1892. While he resided at Monmouth he was superintendent of 
tlie Sunday School in the First Baptist Churcli. 

JOHN HOWARD MERRIAM, A. B., LL. B. - Pasadena. Cal. 

Was born in 1801, working on a farm during his boyhood and afterAvard 


in a store. He attended Shurtloff Collejie and graduated in the class of 1S84, 
then taught school for a'.Vc.n- at lifs noiiic in Lan;irk. 111. After studyiug law 
•in Oswego, K;iii.. for two years he hecjiine clerk in the AiiJuiMiit (letieral's 
otfiee, AVar I (eparliiu'iit, Wasliiiiginn. I >. C. I[e re<i.uiieil iliis elerUsliiji In 
ISOO and reiiiovod to I'asedeiia. Cal. 

While ill Washington .Mr. .Merii.iin \\;is married to .Miss Liii;i !?. .Morgan, 
and in addition to liis duties in the W.ii- I >i'|iartnient < oinpleted tlie law course 
at Columbian Vniversity. His lirsi two yi'.irs in ("aUt'nrnia were spent in 
seeking health, and livi> more serving as .Insiice of ilie l*e;ice. at the same 
time practicing law to some extent in tlie liigher courts. .Mrs. Merriam died 
in the fall of IS'.Mi. le.-iving a son now live years of age. 

IIK\. K. EDWAKh I'IKllCi:. A. I'.. Kl.w.irlii. \\liit<- Co. 

UraduatiMl in ilie scientific course at llie Soutliei-n Illinois .Normal I'liiver- 
sity, Carbondale. with the class of LSTS. After a year of school teaching in 
White County and one year's attendance at Shurtleff College, he gr.iduatetl 
from the classical course at McKeiidree in IS.Si'. 

Kcv. Pierce was stationed one year each at <;r;ifton and St. Illmo l>y ihe 
Southern Illinois Conference of tlie MciIhmIIsi i;i>is(iiiial Clnu'cli. I'lntereH 
(.iarreti Biblical Institute at Hvansion. III., in tlie fall of 1>M :ind gr,i(lii:it- 
ed in 1S87. In S<>pteinber, L'^Sd. he was m.-irried to Miss I',innie l'\ ( ;illli,in!. 
of Wanda. III. After his coui'se at t!ie(;:irreM Insiituii-. .Mr. I'icrce spent iwn preacliing in Ihe Sipulhern llliimis ( 'unrcrencc, .mihI ilicn renin\cd wi'h 
his wife to .New Mexico, where they were engaged in missionary work for 
three years. Since returning to lllinnis .\Ii-. I'ierce has occujtied pastorates at 
.Mt. C;irmel. (Jr.iyville .-nid i'^pwcMi li. ilie l:isi being his i)i-esent ch;irgi'. 

WILLIAM II. I'lLKCH. . . . . IM,ino. Keiwhill Co. 

lltOF. KDCAK HKllxiL.MAN lULVCII. A. .\I. - U.iiigoon. British Burma 
After his graduation at Sliurtlelf College with the class of S4 he was In- 
structor in .M;ithenialics in the Institution for a year. I'l-om l.s,s,"» to IS'.lii h'- 
was rresideut of Rangoon B.i])tlst College. Kangoon. r.urm.i. lie then spent 
a year in Americji, and im liis reiiiin to Burma became Superintendent <d' the 
Baptist Mission Press at Kangoon, which position he occupieil until l.S'.t."(. 
Another year was then spent in the United States. He sailed baik to Hurnia 
In March. ISDO. and has since lieen devoting himself with rfuiewed zeal to his 
missionary work. 

Mr. Koach Avas married on August K!, 1S87, to Miss Bertha Bulkley, ilauirh 
ter of Dr. J. Bulkley. of T'pper Alton. They have two siuis. Cod is blcssiAg 
fhem in their work. 

FKED S. ROBINSON. Brooklyn, la. 

A native of Maine; comiileted the pi-ep;ir:itory course jit SliurtlefT Collegi- 

In ISSO, and subsequently graduated from ("olmrn Classical Institute a\ 


Waterville. Me. He also took a special course in Colby University in the 
same city. 

'Sir. llobinson has been superintendent of various public schools in Iowa 
for the past twelve years. Al)out halt of this time he has spent in Brooklyn, 
la., his present location. In addition to being superintendent of schools in 
that city, he is principal owner of llie "Brooklyn Chx'onicle," the ollicial Ke- 
publicnii organ of the county, with a tine plant and large circulation. 

Mr. Kobinson has quite a reputatioii as an educator, editorial writer and 
political .speaker. 
JAMEiS IRWIN TAYLOR. .--... Brighton. 

Was born on his father's plantation near Colnniluts. Miss.. August 80, 18G0. 
Both his parents died of yellow fever in Shrevf^port, I.a., in 1S7?>, and the fol- 
lowing year he went to Nebraska to work for an uncle who was a cattle 
dealer. In 1877 youn,^ Taylor drifted to Sutton, Neb., where two years were 
spent in farm work nnd attending school. In 1879 ho was urged by Benja- 
min Garr, a Shurtleff TToy of Sutton, to attend this Instittttion. He arrived 
in Upper Alton poor in purse, but ricli in ])luck, lived with "Grandma Atkins,' 
swept recitation rooms, and sawed wood— literally and figuratively. When 
about half through his college course lie left Sliurtlefl" and in 1880 began 
teaching in the public schools of Illinois. 

Ill 1887 Mr. Taylor was married to a former Shurtlefbte. ^Miss H. A. INlor- 
ton, of Shipman. 111. They have three childreri. For nine years he continued 
to teach in Illinois, in 18!)'-' obtaining by examination a State Teachers' Cer- 
tificate. In 1805 his health compelled him to give up school room work, and 
he lias since been a piano tuner, devoting much time to music and having 
published a number of his ■own compositions. 
HARRY A. WOOD. ....... Ro.semond. 


JESSE A. CHEISEBRO. ...... Taylorville. 

MAMIE AMELIA CONGDON-BARBER. - - Corwith. Hancock Co., la. 

tEDWARD HANSON CONNOR. ...... (Alton.) 

IROLLIE MINNIE COOPER, Ph. B. - - - - (Upper Alton.) 

tGARRETT H. CRUZAN. ...... (Griggsvllle.) 

tOREY CULTER. - - (El Paso, Kan.) 

HORACE M. CULTER. ...... El Paso, Kan. 

JOHN RILEY GORDON. - - - - Riggs, Boone Co., Mo. 

DANIEL B. KiTTINGER. ..... Upper AUon. 



REV. KHWAUn CILES KNKIHT. A. M. N. iL'tli SI., riiil;i.l.-lplii:i. 1';^ 

Was horn in Salt'in. N. .1., Octolicr 4. ]S(;4. lOnlcrcd Slmiilffl' ('ullf;:c in 
ISSO and was iriailnattMl in lss<; with tlic (lt>;,'r('f' oC liacliclor uf Arts. lu 
SepTonilTiM- of tiic saini> year h*' cntt'it'il CroztT Hapti.^t TJieolof^ical Seminary. 
Choster. I*a.. ooniith'tinu' I'lic caursc in ISSil. In lV)irnary. I.S'.kX ho was failed 
to the pasforaie of tiie ."sorth Kaplist ("linreli, riiiladoljilila, I'a.. and wot 
oriTainod to flie niinisiiv. After two ami om-lialt' years witli this cliure-li uc 

Iv Soptembor. 1S02. lie was conlirmed and l)ecaine a fominnnicaut of tbp 
I'rotestant Kpiscopai Cliureli, and assisted tlie Rev. Win. M. .lefferis, I). I)., 
now tlio veiieralile arduloacon of Texas, in the estaldishment of the (Jhnrch 
of the Holy Comninnidn. Tacoma, Wasli. In .March, IS'.i;'), he was ordained 
to the deaeonate of lin' Protestant Episeopal Chnreh hy Die Ut. Key. .lohn' 
Adams Paddock, I>. I>.. Hishop nf Washin.irton. Ut'tnrninj: to Piiiladelplna. 
ho Spent a year in special stndy .•iml in .Tnne. IS'.M, was ordained to the priest- 
hood of the Protestant Episcopal Church hy lU. liev. Ozi W. A\'hit;iUer. D. I).. 
Rishop of Pennsylvania, ami was c.illed to tlie rertor.-ite (if the St. J<ihn'!* 
Cluirch, Philadelphia. After eighteen months with this church he resigned, 
flud is now rector of ts"t. Thomas' Chnreh, one of the <ddest in Phihidelphia. 

In 181K5 Mr. Knight was married to Miss Lillian May Siitcli, daughter of 
Daniel K. Sntch, a leading hiisiness man of Pliiladeli>liia. 

GEORtiE FRAXKLIX MOODY. .... P.eilford. In. 

GEORGE PEPPERDIXE. Si.ringfield. Mo. 



tMATTIIEW L. QIIXX. ..... (Carllnville., 

tMARY D. REILEY. .... (Tppor Alton.) 

VICTOR SEWARD. W.irdiier, Idalio. 

Bookkeei)er tor the Stemwinder .Mining and .Milling Comp.iny. 


EMMA STARKWEATIIER-.MEACI11:R. - 4'.U Washington Pdvd.. Chicago. 

tGEORGE HARDWICKE WATERS. .... (Carlinville.t 


RHODA RARTLETT. ..... Tpper Alton. 

School teacher. 
WILLIAM K. BRAXCII, .M. D. .''.Sod Delmar Ave.. Si. I.oiiis. .Mo. 

♦WILLIAM EDGAR COFIHCE. Lit)erty, Xet.., .laim.iry 0, ISSO. 

tHETTIE M.VY EXGLlSH-i ; .\TES. .... (Pi. per Alton.; 


LILLIAN FULLAGAR. - - - - 7 S. Peoria St., Chicago. 

Has been engaged in teaching school in Chicago since 1885. She is now 
in charge of the eighth grade of the .7ohn M. Smith School. 

t JAMES E. GATES. -------- (Yirden.) 

tOKA Z. aiLWORTFI. - - ( Jersey ville.) 

♦CHARLES CHILTON HALL. Ph. B., M. D. - - - - Virden. 

Was born February 27, 1868. After graduation at Shurtleff in rlie class of 
188(3, he pursued the course at Rush Medical College, Chicago, graduating in 
189^ with first nonors in a class of 3 70. He had just settled In Chicago and 
entered upon the practice of his profession, when he was seized Avith a severe 
attack of la grippe, which developed into typhoid pneumonia and caused hi.s 
death January 24. 1892, when all seemed full of promise for his future use- 

Mr. Hall was an Instructor in the Preparatory Department for one year 
following his graduation from ShurtJeft' College. He was a conscientious, 
noble-minded man. and was very highly esteemed by a large circle of friends 


JAMES E. LONG. ------ Caimi, White Co. 

Foreman of the press room, "Carmi Times" 

*MARY ELLA MlTCHELL-DOltSEY. - - - . . Moro. 

fJESSL! B. MURROW. ------- Atoka, I. T. 

MINNIE A. NEECE. -----.. Waverly. 

The daughter of H. and .Tulia E. Neeee: was born in El Triumpho,, 
Mexico, but since early childhood has lived witli her parents on a farm near 
Waverly, 111. She was for some time a student at Shurtleff College, where 
sne gave herself to her work with earnestness and took high r^:ik. 

From very early childiiood Miss Neece has been a member of tlie Waverly 
BapTi_st Church, consecrating her talents with unselHsh devotion to its up- 
building. For three years she was Worthy Matron of Waverly Chapter No. 
300, Order of the Eastern Star. She is also a member oi the lUinoiSi Grand 
Cliapter of the Order, representing the first joint of the Central Star, Grand 

KITTIE L. PARKER-HAYWARD. - - - . . Medora. 

LEONORA PARKER-MONTAGUE. - . - . Brodhead, Wis 

DANIEL MEHURIN PARKS. .--.-. Plymouth. 

OLIVE I. POWLESS-MEGOWEN. .... Upper Alton. 


JACOB T. SCHELDT. .... 407 Addison Ave.. Chicago. 


.lA.Ml-.S ADKISOX •[■(►MI.INSON. Cr.issdiilr. n.-ar Chiciifro. 

i'l^Ci ( "haiiiliiT 111' I 'n-iiiii •;t<% 
Was Ixtrii ill (Juiiiry. Ill, .laimar.v S. ISCI. licini; Hi,, st'cdinl in a family o*" 
tin <'liil(ln'ii. Wliiii iii> was ITi years of i\^i' liis fatlirr rcinovcd to a farm 
near Eini»oi-ia. Kan., ami in tlu' winter (if ISSO .lames did cli-ires fur his 
l)()ard and allended Mie grammar seluKu in Aun'riens, Kan. In Hie snmmer o' 
ISSl he was jtersnaih-d by his uneh', Uev. Addisfui H. 'J'ondinsdn. a former 
praduafi- (if Shunh'ff Colleye, io attend lli:il Inst itni Km. After .selling notioi.S 
from town to town, ne.irini: IpiH r .\ilnii each day, he finally arrived nhuut 
the uiiddle of An^'iisi, issi. eiiit rini; CnUefre hi September. He rt-mainoo 
for three year.s. boarding; with "(Irandin.a Atkins," doinu' chores, janitor wort 
etc.. and making his own way. 

Mr. Tomlinsiin left Shiirtlcir College in ISSl. ;ind w;is married on August 
IS of that year. Ih- has ihrc( lovely little girls, Alta. Kntli .•iiid Ihdeii. and 
a boy, .Tamie. We give on;- re;iders n hue engraving of the entire family group. 
XIr. Tomliuson has Ix-en very successfully engagi^l in the life insurance bus 
iness for nearly ten years, havipg recently been ap)ioiiited general agent for 
the E(iuitable Life, the largest ;iiid strongest company in the world. 



RITA STEWART WEHSTEH. ..... Ipper Alton. 

Teacher in the jmblic schools. 


Her early life w:is spent at her father's farm in Wood River Townshjii, Mad- 
ison Co.. 111., about three and one-half miles east of Upper Altcui. After three 
years' attendance at ShurtlefT C(dlege, she was married February L'd, 1SS4, to 
Mr. Wni. H. L.awrence. of Hethalto. The first ten years of her married life 
was spent in Litchtield and St. Louis, but for your years past she has resided 
in T'iMier Altcu 


ANNIE E. BEAVEN. ..... Burton, King Co., Wash. 

Assistant in the "Missionary Children's Home." 


Was born near Hudleytown, .lackson Co., Ind., March !!',>. Is.'iS. At the 
age of six he went West, with the family, his failicr having bought a farm 
about three miles northeast of Upper .\llon, wliere Louis ;iiid his jiarents 
still reside. 

At the age of KJ he joined the ( .M. E. Church of Alton, of which 
he is still an active memtier. .\fier spending parts of two years in Shurtleff 
College, he returned home and has been operating the farm ever since. 



Trustee of Lewis Township, Clay Co., Ind. 

Howesville, Ind. 


(Wright, Ind.) Died in 1887. 

121G N. Eleventh St., St. Joseph, Mo. 

Oak Cliff, Tex. 

MILLARD L. FIELD. .... . . Topeka, Kan. 

After leaving Shurtleff College in une, 1883, he entered the University ol 
Kansas in September, graduating two years later by making up a year's 
work. He has since been engaged in teaching in the West, most of this time 
in the capacitj' of principal. For about eight years he has been principal of 
the Lincoln School, largest in Tiopeka. 

Mr. Field usually spends his summers in conducting Normal Institutes. 
For"~some six years he has been Superintendent of the First Baptist Sunday 
School of Topeka. 








W ALS A N El^^ TON -H AN D. 
tJ. V. ROWE. 





South Obselic, N. Y. 

Biughamtou, N. Y'. 




Los Angeles, Cal. 

705 W. Seventieth St., Chicago, 



(Locust Grove, I. T.) 

Box 31, O'Fallon. 

CO" Fallon.) 


Hillsboro, Mo. 

Was born in Y^orkshire, England, February 6, 1845, coming to America at 
a very early age. The family settled in Missouri. He was married May 11. 
1869, to Miss Mary Mildred Lee in Jefferson Co., Mo. Being desirous of tak- 
ing a course in theology, he removed with his family to L'pper Alton, entered 


2. Aita. 


1- J.iiiies A. Toiiiliiisoti. 'Si. 

-V Helen. 4. Jamie. 

6. Mrs. James A. Toinlinsoii. 

V Kiitli. 

St. IX.U1S Co.. Mo., au.l "aU IIiU. M. I u r v.-:ii» in vark.ul 

Ih,. laltor l,.-,Mon,l... II.- afl.rwar.l ,nv;,..l,...l f... llu.. .» 

o<,„n.r,- ..hur,.lu.s of •"'"■'■"•"'.'''■;""•,,„. ^,i„„„ri ,...;:l»lu.ur,.. having l...,-, 

„, „..,., „.rvo„ ';;-:;-;■;;:,,,'■,: ::;,.„.„^,,„ ,-o,„„.v. a, 

eloc-ied in Nov.Mubor. ISiU. as K. pi. • « lu lu • jj,. ,,.,« rrr.ntl.v 

socm-o.l :i C-Nvrnment nppni.nnu.nt uiul.-, tlu' ( n .1 

Son of Kk„ar<, (>^v..n a,„> ^•-■••. '- ' ' „ ^ . ";,; ..,„,„ „.. ,.„,„„ .i,,, 1,1. 

fatl.ors family lo .lorscy ( o,. III.. " 1 » i I" ,,„,„,,,„,, ,„ n,„.,i, I'aiolina. 

M. fa.U..,. „i..„ an,, ,„o nMnahnl.T of '::;;".,",• ,„ „n. faU of 
Here Bon was o„nver.,.,\. Jouuns t u '■••"•"•",.„„„„,„, v., ,.., an,l In 
1872 1.0 left l,o,ne wont to vvork ,n a s,o , .,. I •'■'"'- 
\^^ .on. ,0 Kansas. ,vl,ore l,o ^;- -.-- ,7,,;; ;;,•,,;:,■:; •'l':,! taUon 
The oonvlotion that he was .-all -.1 ot (.o.l ' „ev. 

possosslon of yonn« W.setnan. ao.l upo ; - , ,„ .j,,,,,,,.^ ,.„,. 

.lol.n I.', llowatal. <.f tho class of 18. . ''^ ''^ •";^., .^„„ i,^, eM....-i.'...-.' -as 

lose. He ontor,.a .1... ...s.itnfon ... U.c f lo l^*^;; '",',„ ,„„„. „„ 

„„, a repetition of .l.a, o'""";'"" » ? C^- ^n "'^.Un, .ml. «.". 

own way. He sawo.l W.....1. .1..1 a .til. ', '"■;■„ ,,„„ ,.,.„,, ,„• ,„- 

„ve., for .ml... a Ion. thne on * .1.. ^'^T^J'^^^^^^L win, ,1 las- 

eolle^e oonrso no ';'^^:^^Z,Z„^;:^2..y".l s..p, l...- 

of 1883, he '■•°'' "' ''° ■;'^ ,,,!^',, erwar.l pnrs.tin, sotne sttnli... 
but remained but a snort uuu, „,,.„<,.. ,„. .locrnttnl tht^ fall «r 

While hoi-e he ^^•as ins'nin...i.tal n. ,h. > ^- ; _ ',,., .n-.-wani l.-l-n... 

tist Cl.r.v.i.. m June, l.s'.U. h.- n.lurn.Ml m Kninlh...... . ami 

at Girard and MorrisunviUe. Ill npuriau- m Mis.- Mary 

oo iQ'wi \!r W <eiean was »uutiMl m lu.nii.i- 
on January 21), IMH >.;. \ .„. i,dwanlsviU. 111. Sne d..-' 

K Burroughs, daughter ..1 Ju.l.c ""> "- ,,ad.'r-o,iu' an 

,, the St. Loui., H.-spua ; ^'-^V n h da lue... Ksth.r ano 
operation. Mr. was h ^ h ^^ ,,;^.^.,.,,^, „,,,,,,, ,, 

Edith, the older about ^x >--^>^ "„-'-^; \ ,„^„.,.i,,i ,., Miss Came 

ro:;r;er;:.a;rn;\;,ns:r:^>;i^'K:.;.:.- -■^•■'- 

W. Ma...r. an.l h. Lsl.c^ Lo ioo..iv,.,l .1 • P" ^'■ 



SUSAN M. BEAMAN. . . . - 9772 Howard St., Chicago. 

After leaving Sliurtleff College she taught for three successive years near 
Worden, 111., and was afterward in charge of the primary department ot 
Bethany School (near Godfrey, 111.) for one year. She subsequently took up 
kindergarten training work in the Chicago Free Kindergarten Association, 
graduating in 1891, and afterward teaching for five years at McCowen Oral 
School for Young Deaf Children, Chicago, 111. 

Miss Beaman now has charge of the Kindergarten and Primary Depart- 
ment for the Deaf in Chas. Kozmiuski Public School, Chicago, her work being 
given by means of the oral method entirely. 

JOHN EDWARD BUCK. - - - - Benton, St. Louis Co., Mo. 

Office 320 Olive St., St. Louis. 
Was born at Litchfield. 111., .lanuary <'>. l.SOG. His early years were spent 
on a farm. He entered Shurtleff College in 18S:5, and left in 1890, having 
secured a situation in St. Louis as proof-reader. Tlie following year he was 
advanced to the position of associate editor of the "St. Louis Dry Goods Re- 
porter," in which position he continued for several years, being at the same 
time St. Louis correspondent for a number of other trade journals, among 
tlieni "1"he Sp(jkesman." Cincinnati. ().; "Textile America," New York; ' Farm 
Implement News," Chicago; "Implement Tr;ide .lournal." Kansas City, and 
"Threshermen's Review," I'ort Huron, Mii-h. 

Mr. Buck was married April 23, 1890, to Miss Annie L. Kyner, of Decatur, 
111, He is at present associate editor of "Stoves and Hai'dware Reporter," at 
St. Louis. 

tWILLIAM GEORGE CHANCE. - - - . . ,st. .Jacob.) 

FLORA ELLEN CLOTFEITl'ER. - - - Ellis, Ellis, Co., Kan. 

ROSE ALMA DAILY-WILLIAMS. - - - - Omaha. Neb. 

♦WILLIAM AMOS EVANS. - ----- Du Quoin. 

Was born near Du Quoin, 111.. August 10, 1S07. At the age of 16 he entered 
a railroad office at St. John's, 111., to learn telegraphy, etc., but through the 
influence of Prof. Ray he decided to attend Shurtleff College, entering in the 
fall of 1888 and remaining a little more than one college year, wlien he was 
called home by the death of his mother, in October, 188.'>. He afterward en- 
ga;red in farm work. On June 10, 1880, lie was drowned while nathing in a 
river near his home. 


Came from the farm to Sluirtleff College in the fall of 1883, graduating 

from the classical course in 1890. He afterward graduated from Crozer 


Theolo^ual S.Muinary. (•h.-sUT. P:... in \KC,. II.- work.Ml his way ,hrou;:h ..-n 
conscoiuivo yoars oi with Imi l.ul.- outsi.h. liuan.-ial ="^sistan.-.- 

Upon sra.lnalin.u' from Croy.rv lu- ivsi:,MM'.l his ,.asi...a..- in 1 lula.h-lph.a. 
where he had preaehe.l for nearly tw,. years <.f his seminary e.mrse. an.l re- 
turned t.> the ol.l larn. near Uarry. HI., lor a rest, lie is nuw .naiot.j; Min- 
day School worl; a sp.eial hein-^ Sunday S.h,.ul t.,r like 

,,.. ,, ,,ii.|/,v \i < - - Mountain Home. Ark. 

niOF. Tiii Si i:n v). cini.oN. m- ^• 

Professor of Mai lu'inaiics iu .Moun!;iin Home Collet:.'. 
rJOSEPH mn ANT IlAU.irn-. - .I.-.'s summit. Mo.; 

PiiEscoTT SILAS r.KAu.. " , ;^"' ''^^ ^'- ^::;;::- 

\fter leavin- SliunlnT CoUe.Lre in iss.'. he aiieud.-.l Knox ( oll.-^. . (.ahs- 
bur- 111 homj: jiraduated from thai insiiiuii.m in IsM*. Affr tea.-hiufr for 
twrwiuters. and six years of business l,f.-. lu- to ti, lumself for the 
GCspel ministry, entering- the Theolo^-i.-al 1 ...partuuMU of .he I n>v-rsny ... 
Chieajro in the fall of 1S'.>7. at the same tin.e havin.u' in .Imr.:,- .1..- Knl.i-'ewo.x. 
Mission of the Eastern .Vv. Clnuvh ..f .loli.'i. VADON iii:m»kicks. ''^'' 

(JEORiiE V. KE.^^K1>^. 


... Ji-rseyville. 

WESLEY Kinm. - - - 




Alter leaving ShurtlelT College he taught .school for several years, and 

afterward studied law. heing a.l.nitte.l to the bar in IS'..... ami having pra.- 

tieed successfully ever sin.-.-. In iNi.l 1- was appoin.e.l .Masl..r >n < ham.-ry 

of Lawreuee (\)unty. whi<-h posiii.m he still holds. 

^,.,..x- - - - Teierstiurg. 


Completed tlu- ..mrs,. in Sl.nril.'ir College, business .lepartm.m.. a.i.l then 
spent a year as bo.,kk..-p.M- lor a 'I'T g Is h.mse at ()akf..rd. 111. He after- 
ward removed to Hen... N.'V.. a.wl s.ill la,.T was ..mpl..y.-l in a lan.l ..Ih.-e at 
Garden Citv, Kan. His dealli o.-cunv.l in INM'. 
HERMAN LEWIS NIETEUT. .M. U. ■ - Tlo S. F..ur,h St.. St. Lou.s.M... 

ELLA M. OSBOUX ArWA'rKK. ■ - " " ' ^'^■^' 

, , ,,r.i./»T.v - .I.'imestown. Ark. 


Principal of the Arkansas State Normal S.h..ol. 
HARRIEl^r DATES RKiGS. - - (.o.lfi.J. 


WILLIAM SCHWEICKHAKDT. . - - . Siniiigtiekl, Mo. 

WILLIAM E. SEGRAVES. . . . . Ilayncs, Jersey Co. 

REV. GEORUE W1LL1A:M SHADWICK. - . . . Seiota. 

Pastor of the Baptist Clivircli of Sciota. At the same time studying: medi- 
cine in the Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri. 

■fSAMUEL PAUL SMITH. (Qiiincy.) 



ANDREW DUFF WEBB, A. M. - - - - - ML Veniou. 

Was born near Ewiiig, Franklin Co., 111.. January 4, IStU; sou of Elijah 
T. and Nancy T. Webb, pioneer settlers. Andrew Avas reared on a farm ana 
attended the common schools until the age of l-t, when he entered Ewlng 
College, remaining there continuously until the spring of 1SS4, when he en- 
tered the Senior (,'lass at Shurtleff College, gradujiiting with the degree of 
A. B. June 4, 1884. The degree of A. M. was conferred upon him by Shurtleff 
College in 1890. 

After leaving College, ^Ir. Webb tauglit two terms of school, one at Frank- 
lin, Morgan Co., 111., and one at Aspen, Colo. He then studied law at Mt, 
Vernon and was admitted to the l)ar in LSSl), liaving since practiced his pro- 
fession fn that city. He is now a member of the law lirm of Webb & Harriss, 
and has served for two terms as Master in Chancery of Jefferson; Co. He is 
al-so City Attorney of Mt. Vernon. 

Mr. Webb was married March 14, 1888, to Miss Clara B. Green, of Cobden, 
111. He is a member of the B;iptist Church, and of the Masonic fraternity. 


Was born July 22, 18G5, at Gru-enville, Bond Co., 111., spending the first 
eighteen years of his life on his father's farm near that place, attending the 
country schools during the winter months. In the fall of 1883 he entered 
the Business Department of ShurtlefC College, working for his board at the 
home of Prof. Geo. B. Dodge. 

In March, 1885, he accepted tlie position of clerk in Leverett's book store, 
Upper Alton, 111., where he was employed for twelve years. In March, 1897 
he gave up his position in the book store and engaged in the laundry business 
in Upper Alton, in which he is now very successful. 

Mr. Wightman was married in April, 1891, to Miss Bertha E. Wright, ot 
Upper Alton. Two daughters and a son gladden and bless their pleasant 

tJAMES W. WILLIAMS. . . . - . (Beaver Dam, Ky.) 




REV. .70ITX ANDFOKICK. .Iu(l,i. Wis. 

OEOH(JE S. HEKKM.W. . . . . . Tis^'ali. 

*USYSSES (;r \NT rilAr.MA.N. . - . . K:i\ 111. .11.1. 

Aft<>r U'avins Sluirtlofl' C'olI('-.'(< lu- ntl. -idcd tlio Illinois Stait> Normal I'm 

ver.sit.v. Xorinal. III., for two years. IIo then taujrht school for tlirec yt-ars, 

■when his healfh failrd and lio tinally passed away on tlie !>th of January. 

1891, in the 27th year of his aire. 

CAROLINE COCrlllLL. - - 109 E. Coal Ave.. An)u<iuer(|ue. N. M. 

•JAMES TI'CKER rO(^,IIILL. - Died at Mattoon. January 20. IRS.S. 

tNEWEEL ALONZO FKYE. - - - ... (Alton.) 


Teacher in Upper Alton public schools. 

ALBERT M. HARRISON. Ph. B.. I>. I). S. - - 202 W. Slate St.. Rockfoid. 

I^ntered Shurtleff Colle,sre in ISS.^. and graduated with the class of ISltl. 
Three years later he srraduated from tlie Chicairo Tolleire of P.Mital SurLri-ry. 
and has since been pr.'icticin.ij: dentistry in Rockfor.l. 

•EDGAR J. HILL. --.-... Murphysltoro. 

After leavin.;:: Shurtleff College ht> m.-irried an.l settled in Murphysliorn, 

■where he died in November. 1897. after a ■llness. h>avins wife ami 
infant daucliter. 

ALICE ESTHER HOLT-PALMER. B L. - - - - Chicago. 

After attending Shurtleff College during 18S4-Sr.. and l.«sr.-S(i. Miss II. dt 
entered the I'niversivy of "Wisconsin. Madison. Wis., where sh(» gradtiated in 
ISSS with the degree of B. T>.. at tii" s.-mii- time being awarded the prize in 
oratory. Three years were then devoted to the study of vocal music and elocu- 
tion in Chica.go. and slu^ h.'is since taught one or both tlus(> branches in the 
following institutions: Jennings Seminary. Anroia. 111.: South Dakota Agri 
cultural College. Brookings. S. D.: Alton .)f Music. 111., 
and Shurtleff College. I'ppcr Alton. She been coiincctc.l witli Shurilcif 
College during 1897-98. 

Miss Holt ■v\'as married Novcmbor Id. 1X>.">, to T>r. \\ W. P.iluicr. ;i gra.l- 
uate of St. L'Ouis Medical College. They have recently removed to Chicago, 
where Dr. P.ilmer is engaged in the practice of his iirofession. 

REV. JOHN I'UICE MK.W. - - - (;ruliville. .IclT.'isoii ('.... Mo. 

Was born at Crubville. Mo.. May 9, 18(;2. being the youngist of si.\ chil- 
dren. At the age of 19 he was converted an.l joine.l the Bethlehem Bapfis* 
Churcli liis hnine. .\ftcr n ye.-ir or tw.) at Sliurlli'lT College lie waM 


ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1887, entering upon his pastoral work with 
the Bethlehem and Pisgah churches, of Jefferson Co., Mo., in which count;' 
almost all of his work has been done. Was also pastor of Oakland, House's 
Spring and Calvary churches, three years at each place. During three years 
of his work he was acting as District Missionary of the Jefferson County 
Baptist Association, and organized the First Baptist Church of Festus, Mo. 

Mr. McKay was married in 1S8S to Miss Lula Maud Musick, of Koberts- 
ville, Mo. Thej' have one son. 

MAUDE E. :MURPHY-ACKETiS. ----- Abilene. Kan. 

IMiss ^lurphy was born in Illinois, NoA-ember S, 1807. She attended the 
])ublic scliools in her youth, and taught school for a time previous to entering 
Shurtleff College in 1884. where she spent one year. In tlie fall of 188.") she 
went to Marion, Kan., and spent two years there in tlie Ili.iili School, from 
which she graduated in 1887. She at once returned to Illinois, liaving ac- 
cepted the position of first a.ssistant in the schools of Girard. 111. P^or the next 
two school years she taught at Abilene, Kan., where lier father's family 
bad settled. 

Miss Mtirphy was married in ISUl to Mr. H. E. Ackers. Her husliand be^ 
ing in poor health, they went .South, visiting Nashville, Tenn.. Birmingham. 
Ala., and other points, finally settling in Athvnta, Ga. Remaining here until 
Mr. Ackers' health was greatly improved, they returned to Abilene. Kan., in 
Aughst, 1892, and have since resided in that city. 

REV. F. WILL NOLTE, A. B. - . - - Creal Springs, 111. 

Was born March 27, 1860, in St. Louis, Mo. On liis conversion he was 
baptized into the fellowship c* the Second Baptist Church in that city, 
December 31, 1882, during the pastorate of Dr. W. W. Boyd. In the fall ot 
1883 he came to Shurtleff College, remaining until his Junior year, having 
instituted and managed during this time a printing and pubFishing depart- 
ment in connection with the College. In 1889 he Avent to Amherst, Mass., and 
graduated there i i the classical course in 1800. He then returned to Shurtleft 
College and pursued theological studies. 

After his ordination, November 17, 1892, at the Second Baptist Church of 
St. Louis, he was called to the pastorate of the Baptist Church of Mui"phys- 
boro. 111., where he remained three years. He then accepted the position of 
Professor of Sciences at Ewing College, Ewing, 111., afterward resigning to 
become Principal and Professor of Greek at Creal Springs College, Creal 
Springs, 111. In addition to these duties, Mr. Nolte has recently accepted the 
pastorate of the First Baptist Church in that city. 


THOMAS STALLINGS - - - 1417 Lucas Place, St. Louis, Mo. 

Student in Law Department of Washington Universitj\ 


BAARKXT TKX intOKK. - SS.")! r;i;r<' IMvd., St. I.ouis, Mo. 

Oilier. :',-2-2 Ilollaml 151.1;;. 

Ki:V. K.MOKV SII.\lLi:r: TOWSo.N. 11:: si., Hrisml. 'Ci'iin. 

■Rcolor KiiKiiiiii'l ri'oicsi.'iut l']|>isco]);il rinircli. 

KEY. .rOlIX \1\1.\N Wlini.Nc;. l;. ]>■■.- Kcw.-incc. 

\r;is rioni ill l>ii\ci-. Mo.: .MmitIi s. 1st;:;. .Murli of Ins cnri.v life wa.s spent 
in Illinois, liis latliei-. Kcv. Chiii' s Whiiiiii;. Iiavjn.i,' jiastoratos at Quincy and 
Canton. When ne.irly lliroiiuli i lie piihlic sclmols. lie devoted live years to pri 
vate study with liis father. He iheii sp'iii a year at Sliurtleir rolje^re. and .1 
year at .A!or.u:an Park Seminary, .and liiiaily twn years at itoehesiei- 'riieolo,i:i-aI 
Senunary. uradnatin;; in isss. 

Mr. Wiulin.ii's lirst and second jiasioraies were at Hlair and Fairlmrv. N'eli. 
He entered npon his iircsent jiasiorate at Kewanee. in Oetoher. IMk;. 

J. rKI':.ST().X Wll.SOX. - - . . . Winter Park. Kla. 

ROBERT HEX.I.\M1X Wll.SdX. - - ( Jriihville. .leffersi.n Co.. Mo. 

Since leavinu' SJiuitlelT Coliciic he h:is lieeii a successfnl teacher of JetVer- 
son Co.. Mo., for tlie past twelve years, hdlilini; a lirst tirade cerlilieate. 

On An.sust ll*. iS!»7. .Mi". Wilson was iiiariicd lo Miss Anna .McKay, a iironi 
Inent teacm^r also of .lefferson Connty. 

J AC(>R JOSEPH WISEM.W. ..... Jersey vilie. 


REV. THOMAS SHIELDS YorXC. - - - - San Jos(>. Cal. 

Was horn .March is. 1S(;:;. spent one year in I >aveii|Mirl ila.i llijrh School. 
Served three yars as apprentice and three years as jininn' locomotive 
niacliinisf. He attended (leiieva (Ojleue in iss:;-|. and afterward studied ;u 
SlinrtlefC C(>U(\i:o until Juti(\ ISS7. wIkmi lie w.-is m.-irried to Miss X.innie .\. 
(iillham, of I ppor Alton. 

Mr. Yonn;; entered npon his ])asioral work and was ordained in July. 1.*>S7, 
and spent t(Mi years as pastor in Illinois. Hnrini; two years of tliis time he 
pursued theoloiiical stndit^s at ShurtlefT Colle,i:e a!id at Chica.L'o rnivcrsily. 
In February, ISOt;, .Mr. and Mrs. Yonn?: removed to .\llin(|nei-(iue. .X. .M., under 
appointment of the Home ^lission Society, and in Octolicr of the same year 
settled at San Jose, Cal.. where ^Ir. Youiil;- iias since heen pastor of the Bap- 
tist Tabernacle. 


WIT>FREr) E. AXDERICK. - ..... ]inck drove. 

GEORCE ELOYD AXHERSOX. . . . . . St. Cliarles. Mo. 

County Snrveyor. 


Attorney-at law. 


UEV. JAMES MARION BARRETT. - - - Saidora, Mason Co. 

Was born in New Madrid, Mo., February 1. 3849. Converted at the age o^ 
19, lie joined the Baptist Cliarch and determined to devote himself to the 
work of the ministry. He was ordaintd Marcii 10, 1878, by the Shiloh Baj)- 
tist Church, near Carlinville, 111. Before his ordination lie had preached ai 
Palmyra. 111. After spending some lime in study at Slmrtleff College, he en- 
gaged in missionary ajid evangelistic worlc. also serving churches at Mt. 
Oin^e, Prairie Grove, New Douglas, Lebanon, Pleasant Ridge, Stauiiion, 
Alhambra, New Hope and Franklin, 111. 

Mr. Barrett was united in marriage with :M1ss Susan Jones, daughter of 
Rev. J. R. Jones, of Bunker Hill. 111., October 20, ISSl. They have four sons 
and four daughters. He is now pastor at Snicarte, Mason Co., where he has 
been preaching for about eight years. 

^YILLIE BONDURANT-KITZ:\IlLLEPv. - - .501 Roanoke St.. Roanoke, Va. 
After leaving Shurtleff ('ollege m 1890 :Miss Bondurant removed t<. 
Roanoke. Va., aftein\ard living for a time at Lynchburg. Va. She was mar- 
ried to Mr. Geo. M. Kitzmiller, of Roanoke, April 22. 189G, and they have re- 
sided in that city ever since. 

fJAMES WASHINGTON BUCK. _ . . . (Baltimore, Md.; 

REV. ALVIN W. CLAXON, A. B., :M. D. - - - - Bunker Hill. 

■\Vas born near Mattoon, III.. Mai-cli .'50. ISr.r). spending liis eai'ly life on the 
farm wit-h his parents. At the age of 11 he began work on a farm as a hired 
man. He was converted in 1882. and a year later baptized into the memlier- 
ship of Calvary Baptist Church at ^Mattoon. Feeling that he was called to 
the work of the ministry, he entered Shunleff College in lSSr> for a course of 
study. The greatest part of seven years Avas now devoted to study at Shurt- 
leff College and preaching at various points Ari'ola. 111.. Bunker Hill, Ml., 
and I>e Soto. Mo. 

In February. 1892. Mr. Claxoii was ordained to Gospel ministry at the 
Mattoon Baptist Church, and in Septemlier <if tlie same year he entered Iteii- 
ison Pniversity, Granville, O., gradnaring in 1894. In that year he was again 
called to the pastorate of the Bunker Hill church, taking up the Avork there 
at once. He has remained witli tliis church ever since, and has in connection 
with his pastoral duties found time to pursue a three years' course in medi- 
cine at the Homeopathic Medical College of >.Iissouri, St. Louis, where he 
graduated in 1897 with the honors of his class. 

GERTRUDE P. CLIXT0N-(UL:M0RE. - - Tavoy, Biitish Burma. 

Gertrude Price Clinton was I»oi'n December 22. 18(i8, in Spriugheld, 111., 
where her early education was received in the public schools. Converted at 
the age of 16, she united A\ith tlie (^mtral Baptist Churcli of Springtield. aiui 
in 188.5 entered Shurtleft College, graduating in 1889. During the ne.vt .a ear she 
did some teaching and at ihe same time pursued studies in the Theological 



1. Hannah M. Van Hooser, '88. 

2. Edward B. Pace, '87. 

3. Louis E. Harrison, '87. 

4. William C. Hart, '88. 

5. Vannie L. Draper, '88. 
(\ Mary B. Mitchell, '88. 
7. George E. Cogliill, '89, 


8. Fuller]. Swift, '89. 

9. Miles B. Titterington, '89. 

10. Anna B. Strait-Rail. 89. 

11. Warren P. Clark, '88. 

12. A. Frank Byarlay, 'i>o. 

13. Jennie E. Hulbert, '89. 

14. Louise Fuller-Searles, '90. 

15. Emma P. Van Hooser, '90. 

16. Emma Wood-Gibson, "87. 

17. Mary W. Merriani, '90. 

18. John V. Campbell, "90. 

19. Fannie E. Williams, '90. 

20. Arthur C. Smith, 'i>o. 

r>cpartmt'nl of SlmrllcIV C'olh'S*^ iirfparaiiuv id iiii<t1iiu inin iiiiN>iiiii;ii-y 
work (in the foi'ci^n licld. to which work slic liclirvcd Coil cMllcd her. 
In .Inly, 1;S')0, she was niipointcd by ihc American Itaplist Missionary I'nion 
to assist Prof, and >rrs. K. I?. Koach in llicir work at tlic Itaiilisl ('olIi';ie of 
Kan.u^oon. Rurina, wht'rc slu> iirrivcd in N'o\ cnibfr of tliai year. 

On Marcli ;>. IStU. .Miss Tlinton was married to Trof. I>.ivid ('. (Jilinore. ;. 
gradnate or Kotdiester University and also ;i ic.ichcr in ilic l:an;roon I'.aitiisi 
Colleg:e. For live years tliey tauirln almost com jmnnisly in tliis collc^'e, luit 
in March, 1890, the serio.i.-. illness of Mr. (iilinorc iicccs-ii.ucd ;i rcinrn in 
America. Over a year was sjuMit in this connlry. and in Septemiier. 1^07, 
they sailed ajrain for Bnrma. early in November re.Mchini: Tavoy. tlic new 
station to which they had liecn .tppoinicd. 

REV. .lOIIX RDCaR (TRUV. .... Pis-.ih. .Moi-.m Co. 

■Was horn in Harrison Co.. Iiid.. .\|)ril !'.». ISCO. rciiiu\ iii;z to Mor;::in Co.. 
lllf, in 1S7."». where he worked on a larm nnlil IssCi. In iii:ii ycni' he Itesrai; 
his study in Shurtleff Collei^e, with the ministry in view. He Icti the C<dle;ie 
in the spring of l.S!)4, and has since Ixh'Ii in IlliiMis. Hi' is 
now pastor of the rnion Baptist Chnrch near TisLMli. 

ANDREW J. HON \Tvl>Sn.\. - r^uiiNhiiitr. Cal 


V.TAMES EDWIN FANSLER. .Ban's Stoic Macuipiii Co., 

tMARY SCOTT FOSTER. .... ,i.;;,si St. Lmiis.) 

GEORGE EDWARD HHJ.. .... Kdwardsville. 

Was horn in Madison Co.. 111.. Nnvcmli''r 7. IMm. He ^ladiialcd in IS'.K' 
from Shnrtleff Coliesre. and afliMward tan.uiit schiml and also law in an 
Edwardsville law oMlce, at len.nth passinj; the exainiiiai ion for entrance mro 
the Senior Class of th(> St. T.onis Sch.iol. from which he .:.'radnaled iu 
1W>2. In May. 180-'. he was .idmilie.l 1m the Illiimis bar. and h;is since 
ticed his iirofession at l-Mwardsville. 

JOSErillNE HOl/r. .--..- .Mankato. Minn. 

Teacher in lln^ Staii' .Nonnal ScIhmiI. 

MANNING MAYFnOLD-.MclNTVRE. IMi. R. l,:ikeporl. Cal. 

Was Itorn in ( arlinville. 111., afterward rcinoviML: wiili lier parents to 
Upper Alton, where siie attended Slmrlleff Cnlle-e and iiradnated with the 
class of ISIHI. In IM'O she stndit d lor a lime ;il tlie Saiivenr Summer Schoo; 
of Lans'iasos. and also studied (ireek in Slnirtleff Collevie after uradnation 
from the Institution. In ISDU'.i;'. she was i iisi nidor in Cennan in liie Slmri 
lelT Preparatory IJei^artnient. 

(;n May :'>. IS!)."!. sTie was married to .Mr. D.ivid 1'. Mclniyre. of tlic class 
rtf I8SS. and they have since resideil in Lakepnrl. where in .iddilion to 
her domestic duties .Mrs. Mi-lmyre lias tauirht a larire private cl.ass in I'rendi. 

tllORACE JAMES McFAKLAN. - . . . (Upper Alton.) 

tCLAUDP] F. McFAllEAN. . . . . . (Upper Alton.) 

REV. MYRON CLARK MINER. - . . . . Byron. Minn. 

AVas born at Monnionth. 111.. .lannary 10. ISod. The family soon after re- 
moved to Sontlieastern Minnesota, and Myron S])ent the years of his yonth 
in workinu' on the lionic farm. I<'eeling a call to preaeh. he began the work 
of preitaration.. devotin.ii' two years to study in the Ili.uh School of Austin. 
Minn. His health was simiewhat impaired, and he spent a considerable 
period of tflne in Sontli L»akola. where he organized several Sunday Schools, 
iwo of which have since developed into Baptist churches. 

Mr. ^Miner entered Shurtleff College in the college year 3884-85, speeding 
some four years in tlie Institution. Since his college days he has held pastor- 
ates in Steele. N. 1).. Breckenridge. Minu.. and Byron. Minn., the last named 
])lace being liis jirc^sent lield of labor. 

SA:MUEL HO\''r OLIPHANT. . , . . . Sherman. Tex. 

RE^^ .lOHN BURNETT REYNOLDS. - - Appleton. Niagara Co., N. Y. 

T'pon leaving Shurtleff College in 3S8S he went immediately to Kansas as 
a missionary, and a year later became pastor of the Emporia Avenue Cliurcii, 
Wicnita. Kan. After a year in this pastorate he went to Paola, where he was 
successful in reuniting llu' chui'cli, was iloderator for two years of the 
Miami Association, and organized the young people for associational B. Y". 
P. U. work. 

m January. 18'J2. Mr. Reynolds accepted the call of the First Baptisi 
Church of Eau Claire. \\'is., one of the largest in the State. During this pas- 
torate his cliurrli built .-mil dedicated the "Washington Chapel, several milesi 
in tTie country, and tliis. Avith the Altoona Chapel and East Eati Claire Mis- 
sion, iiroved ;i fruitful I'iehl of labor for tlie jtastor and his assistant, licv. F. 
W. KinsU'v. Tii(> young ]K'oi>Ie of this church also conducted two branch 
Unions. Mr. Iicynoins was instrnment.-il in tlie fornnition of the Kan Claire 
A.ssociation, being its first Moderatoi-. lie also organized five associational 
B. Y. P. Unions in tli(> Stale, and was an active promoter of the "Boys' 
Brigade" movement. In connection with Messrs. Rickard and Adams he 
started and published for some time "The Sentinel." a Boys' Brigade paper. 

In October, 3894, he was called to act as a general missioniiry for the New 
Y'ork State Board, anil lias since been eiigjiged in this v.'ork of helping and en 
coilraging feeble churclies. 

OSCAR A. SEAGO. Jerseyville. 


j-BI»HRAIM ERNEST SNIDER. ..... (Carbondale.) 

IDA STILLEY. ...... Olena, Olena Co., Ark. 


SIKYl. SWAIX. l','\y,-r Ciiy. ,M . . 

'l ( ;ici:tl- ill lllc i'l'ircc ( l\\ l,;i|>Ilsl (■nllruc 

ICSTKLTJ-: .\. Ai:.\THUS-U(iA('il. J^r. K. I>ivisi..ii St.. Ih'cMliii-. 


vT.OnS S. r.ACKMAN. - - (( Miiiilcii. A rk.' 

^VMCK KKHJII T-SOAl'S. Si.-iiiiUnii. in iv.i''.. 

TFiOMAS .li:i'KrOi:S<»X CAr.I.ij. . i'.-l.iliim.i. S..ii.mii.! C... 

Aui'iii S.iii l'rMiici>i{-.i Miul Nnrlli r.-icilic li.iilw.i y ri)iiiii;mv. 

ViOSALTlS COl.HKK'r. Ki.lil.nnl (<,. 

Ki:\'. .lA.MKS i;i,l,S\V<un ii rooXIItS. CuHmx. W.isn. 

\\ MS hnrn III 'i'.ili.'rir. Onciila Cd.. S. Y.. ((rinlic,- 17. ISi'.l. liclwcfii tin- 
;)f;rs (it si v( ii ;i:i(l t'lcvtii lie \v;is ciiiploycil :ii ,i cnitdii mill al ("liiitoii. N. \. 
Ill IN'Ti: liis |(ar,'iii> rt iiicivcn id Om-iila. Kiinx ( o.. III., and at ili.- a^c ol' 1 ) li- 
was uviTsiTi- ill iiii> >))iiiniin: rudiii of a i-nticm mill near Km-k l-laml. II" 
al irrw arii (■iiiul'iricil fur a year a lar^c cri'amcry aiiil < lic'sr ra<i,n_\ at 
(Hitariu. Ilk. wiiiMV li,' was ((uncriiil in ISMJ ami liaplizril iiihi \\\r ICII iw^lir,- 
ot' ilic r.apiisi rhiii'li. The lollowiii.:^- spiiiiu' lit' wrai ici llnrnii. S. I >.. ain. 
( ii.nai^i (1 ill wli.'ii laisinu. iu'lnir activr in rcliiriniis. icmiiciamc ami ii.iliiica' 
affairs. llrrc In- was dITcin'iI ilic rrMliiliiiimi iiomiiial inn in liic Sialf I,';; 

.Mr. <■ ili< ('iiiri-ci Slinrllcrt ('(.llc.i:i' in llif lali ni issc,. |nirsiiiii;r llicdldj.-- 

ical stmlics. \\ liih' ;i siikIchi licrr lit- siii)|ilic(l rlnirclu's in I'Mwardsvillc 
.\iilmrii, (Jiranl abd r>('ilii. In llii" {'residential c-;impai.un <d 19,SS li(> .siniiiped 
.^-'an.iiaimiii Cmmi.v in ilu' inieresi of ilie rrnliihitiim (■.•iiiilidai ■ tVir ilic Legis- 
lature, speakin.ii' rre(|m'!iil.\ in Sprinuiield. wliere he was siu^n .a tier warn 
called td lie assuei.ile pasKiy with Rev. (>. (). I'li'tclier. 1 >. 1>.. wlilli spi'eial 
eliar.iii' (if missidii wurk in the cily. .M'ler a ver.v sm-cessriil \vdrk here he 
i( sijiiied td take np ,L;enei-al 'uissinii.iry work in Xdil hi .isii ni .Mniitana. si.\ 
iiK^nths later reiiidviim- tn Laeniuier. Wash., dii aeeoiint nf the iliniale. I.e.s.v 
than I wd .\cars" ser\iee in this plin-e resulted in the inere.i-e of memhership 
Ifdiii 4."! td l.".(». the ere.-tidii i>\' a lieaiitiliil chapel in the cdtiniiy and a> liii" 
•i.irsdiiau'e in tdwn. llis next lield nl' l.ilidr was X'icioria. H. (". His paster. i;( 
in this city was cut short hy the chronic illness of one (d' his children. 7d . > 
('(loiniis and family now i-emovi d In l-ns .\ii;.::'les. ("al.. while Mr. ('(lojiiiis. 
in company with Kev. ( •rson W. \li':\t\. eiijraired in evan;:ciisiie work in t)ii- 
tario. ^^■lnal!a. In this they w c re very .successful, with the hjessiiifr id" (Jad 
After some time spent at I,os .Vim.dM-,. Mi. ('ddtiilis eiiic'el iiiti evamrelisjn 
work in K; stern WashiimiMi:. and tiiiall\- settled at Colfax .\pril 1. T'.tri. 
where he has siiic(- liccn loc.-ncd. 

Mr. ('(lonil)s has lieeii very .liiiv in I".. V. I'. \'. work in the Wesi. He 
was at one time ( 'ciivent ion rresideiit in \\"esterii W;isliiii;;idii. and iidw tills 


this ortico for EjisIlth W;ishiii.a:toii and Northern Idaho. lie was Superintend- 
ent of the C. C. C. Assembly hehl at Cliatc-olet. Ida'ho. in .Inly, 1897. He is 
Professor of Bible Insti'uction in Colfax College, and also a Trustee of the 
institution. He is Moderator and Secretary for Foreign Missions in the 
Palonie Association. 

IHAKRY Z. DAA'IS. (Kidgway, Wis.; 

t.MAKY A. DEXISON. -..--. a>ivide, Jefferson Co.) 

MASO:\ a. FITZITUdll. - - - Box 14.'5(], Cripple Creek, Colo. 

Consulting engineer for a mining company. 

tL'OUlS PHILIP FLAPAUS. - - (Plum Hill, Washington Co.) 

LAURA <;ONTEBiMAN. ----- Edwardsville. 

iNIAKK GOODE. ----- 1241-9 State St., Chicago. 

OHice of Indian Affairs. Buying Department. 

REV. SAMUEL JOSEPH (4ItEAR. - - Loveland, Larimer Co., Colo. 

EVBRPTPT PEE (HiBEN. :si. D. - - - - Carpenter, Miss. 

t\V ALTER E. IRWIN'. . . . ^ . . . (Jerseyville.) 

SADIE FIMjLEY JARRETT. - - 1417 Stewart Place, St. Louis, Mo. 

After leaving Shnrtleff College she studied at the Beethoven Conservatory 
of Music, St. Louis. ;ind has become an accomplished pianist. 

REV. F. MARION JOHNSON. . - - - . Upper Alton. 

REV. (iEORGE W. KEPPLER. - - - i'almyra. Otoe Co., Neb. 

MAE EMMA KIRBY. ------ Jerseyville. 

Completed tlie Teachers' Course at Shnrtleff College and has since been 
engaged in school teaching. 

HENRY A. LYON. - - - 914 Ninth St., N. E., Washington, D. C. 

Employe of the (lovernment Printing Ottice. 

BriNp:vST V. MALTBY. --....- Carmi. 

After leaving Shtu'tleff College in 1890 he entered Bryant iK: Stratton Bus- 
■ntss College, St. Louis. Upon graduating from this school he accepted a 
position with Messrs. Storms «fc Smith, grain dealers, Carmi, HI., and has re- 
mained with them since. 

DAVID FLOYD McINTYRE, A. B. • Lakeport. Lake Co., Cal. 

Was born in Lake C^o., Cal., April 20, 18CG. He entered the Junior Class 
at Shnrtleff College in September, 188(>, graduating in 1888 Avith the degree 
of A. B. He afterward ptu'sued law studies in Lakeport, Cal., where he was 
admitted to the bar jn 1891 and has since practiced his profession. He wa-y 
District Attorney of Lake County in 1893 and 1894. 

On May 3, 1893, Mr. Mclutyre was united in marriage to Miss Manning 
Mayfleld. of Upper Alton, 111. 


WILT. 1AM SA.Mri;i. MOdKi:. I'nxliKc Kxcliiiiiir.-. Clii.;!-... 

CLYDK EAUXKST OSHOKN. I'm. It. Mi. X.iik.m. 

Tiistnictiir iii Science. .Ml. \"eriinii lli.uli Sclmul. 

MALCOLM CILl'.i:!:!' i'(t>\ DLL. .... L.iiili.iiii. .\.'1>. 

HAURY ('Li:.M)i:.\l.\ Ui:V.\(>Ll>S. .\. i;. S.m l-|;mci>.i.. 

WILLIA.M FUi:i»LI{I(K i;i< 11. Zeiiul.i.i. S.iii^r.iiiMiM Cm. 

JOHN .iri>s().\" KOAL'ji. .\. n.. ll. i;. ... aihui-.i. .xd. 

Wa.'* horn nr (iii'anl. 111., .1 niu.iry l.». ISTu. His lather. ]Uv. \\. ( '. Knadi, 
i.s a niiiiistei'. He eiiier( il SlniiilelT Culle-c in Sepieintier. issc. aud 
after st'veral inlerrupiinis id his cdiirse. maduaicil in isii:',. He then siu<lieii 
la\v in the Law Schools ol Washington Iniversiiy. Si. Lmiis. ami .Noiih 
western Fniversily. Kvanshtn. Hi., irradiiatin.ii frojn liie laiier in Ls't.'i and 
praetieiiiir his jjrolession in Ko(k Hlninl. 111., nnlil l''clnnary, ISIKS. when In 
removed to Aurora. Xeh. 

HAlililK'rr SrOVILLK-LoLHK. - - - Ipper Alien. 

JOUDAX ErOEXL SI:(;KA\ES. llayne.s. Jersey Co. 

KDWAUl) AVIT/SOX SHAKl'. 'Iliayer. Kan. 


UEV. .lOIIX I'. STYLES. .... niil T(.wer Hole!. ( •]nca;,'o. 

CHARLES CAMI'I'.ELl. T.M.r.oTT. - - - Saline .Mines. tJ.dlalin Co. 

He was horn at Sliawneet>twu. 111., in 1S<>T. Entered Shnrileri" CoUe^re in 
ISSti, reniainin.u: for two years, afterward spending some tinn- in simly at 
M'abash Collej^e. Crawfordsvilh'. Ind. He is now a small coal miii 
near Saline Mines, 111. 

FITZ \VAIIREN THOMI'SOX. A. 1'... LL. I'.. - ,\I..nlerey Co.. Cal. 

Was born in iKs .Moines, la.. Ocioher •_'(!. Lsc.T. lie lived m his naiive Stale 
until 18S;->, when witli his piU'ents he removed lo L;ikei:nri. Cal. In l.^.sc, he 
entered ShurtlefC Coileiic .:;raduaiinv: from tin- classical conrse in is;i(i. Twf. 
years later he jrradualed from tlie Iowa Slate rniversity .ii Ii)w;i City, was 
admitted to the bar .ii.d praciic(>d in thai ciiy for a year. In \S'M !i,. ,•,■- 
moved to Lakeport. Cal.. where he coiiiinned to practice his pr(d"ession nnii! 
1S!>T. when lie accepted the position of mana.irer of the Bneiia Visla Land and 
Fruit Company s extensive (ncliard and ranch near Salinas. 

Mr. Thompson is an e.xcellent cornetist. He ))layed with the low.i Stair 
Rand at the Midwinter Fair in San Francisco. 

JAMES TELLIER TOWEY. .M. 1'. ... Covin-ton. Ind 

Was born in Cincinnati. «).. .Line J7. is.".i». His father died, leaving' the 

family in destiture circnmstam-cs. and at the ajre of seven .lames was itl;ice(i 


in au orphan asylum at Ciiicinuati, where he remaiut'd for tAvo jears. He 
was then boiiiul out to a farmer named Isaac Asbury, residing in Tarlv Co.. 
ind. At the aye of 1.") young Towey enlisted in Company H, of the TAventy- 
tifth Ind. Vol. Infantry, serving under Capt. S. Boyer and participating in 
Sherman's great ^larch to th-e Sea. After about a year of actual service he 
returned to his former employer. He went to school for a time, and, giving 
up tarm work, engaged in school leaching at the age of 17. He continued to 
teach for eight years and then entered the Indiana Medical College at In- 
dianapolis, graduating in 187$), and practicing his profession until 1S8G. li; 
(hat year he removed to Ipper Alton, 111., and spent eighteen months in the 
study of theology and the classics at Shurtleff College. Since leaving Shurl- 
leff he practiced medicine for some time at Muncie, 111., and in the fall ol 
1897 removed to Covington, Ind. 

Dr. Towey Avas married to Miss Mary E. Ross in 1877. They have one 
daughter. Bertha, 18 years old. 

JOHN THOMAS WHITLOCK, A. B., :\I. D. - - Dlx, Jefferson Co. 

Graduated from Shurtleff College Avitli the class of 1887; from ^Missouri 
Medical College in 188!>. Xoav practising liis ])rofession in Dix, 111. 

IDA MAY WKiHTMAN-KEYNOLDS. . . . . M.idison. 

After leaving Shurtlpff College slie studied sliorlhaud and tyix'Avriting. and 
afterward tauiiht ihese brandies for a number of years. 

On July 14, 189t), she Avas married to Mr. Joseph C. Heynolds, an employe 
of the St. Douis Merchants" Bridge iV: Terminal Railroad Association. Their 
present home is in Madison. 111. 

iREV. REASON WILEY. . . - . . (Westfield.^ 



Teaching school at Otteiville, 111. 

OLIVE C. BULKLEY. .------ Jacksonville. 

FRANK HUGH BONDURANT. . . - - . Norfolk, Va. 

Employe of The Norfolk. Beach and SoullKri! Railroad Co. 

REV. JAMES THOMAS BRO\\N. . . . . iMucKucyviilc. 

Pastor First Cluiri-li. 

PERCY L. CATLETT. _-.-.- Fainiioiiiii. 

FANNIE D ARROW-OAKLAND. - - C.'m (icrdon St.. Chicago. 

'tZADIE DONALDSON. ------ (Fpiwi' Alton.. 


After leaA'ing Shurtleff College he entered the Gem City Business Culiege. 

Quincy, 111., from AA'hich he graduated. After reading laAV in Jerseyville, 111., 


f'ov a year lie cutoicil tlu- I,:i\v 1 icparinicnt n( WiLsliinutoii riiivcrsii.v. Si. 
Louis. .Mo., jrratlu.iiiii^ i.i .liiiu'. is;i7. liaviii.i,' licfii ailiiiili.-il l.i ilic liar -i. 
Fi'bni.ii-y of lliai year, ilf is soon in ciiirr ii|iii,i ihc pi-.n-i ice ui' liis iirnl'i'ssjou. 

i.Al-KKNS i:.\()S. M. I». ;;i.-, .\. .M.,iii .-^i.. l),.,;itiw. 

t.ioiix m:\vt(>.\ k[nk. (Wiu.ii.'si.T., 

KLI.IS ^\. ii.\l»IiIS. . . \i\„u. 

I'l'dprirtDi- .Miiiii Sti'.iiu l,.ciniiliy. 

JA.Ml.S CLOl'TOX (;.\||.:s. - I.ak.' City, Colo. 

.Maua,ircr "I.aUc Ciiy D.nly 'riiiirs." 

.IKSSIK OI.IVK (JOXTKU.MA.N. K.hv anisviili-. 

MAri>E K. IIAIfKISS-KKOWX. i;,l\^ .inlsvilli*. 

LOriK 1:I>.n:KR il.MiUlSO.N. |i,i (^imin. 

NATHAXIKJ, •]•. H1-:AT(1X. lu.l HhiiV, c.u. 
After Icaviiiii' smirllcCl' Coiif:;.' nc ri'inou'd lo C.iiiii.nii.i. ;iii,| .siiici- 
hiMMi sncrcssrully (■ii;;;mMl in iioi-l icai! iiiT. 

LorisE K. iii:Kr;-()iM'KxuiX(;. si. i,,.uis. Mo. 

iCKCllJA TT(>r,!..\l{l). - - - (.M.'ivillc.' 

TKKESA AXX .lOKSTI X< ;. IMic, S. C.'Iii.t Si.. I'.ln.niiiii.i,'ioii. 

1 .TAMKS KKWAIJI) LK.MAU. C| 1 A \ I iJ.KIJN I l.i.i;. 

KKV. WILLI A.\I W. LLWIS (\iil.!\ ill.-. S. I*. 

t.IK-f5SK II. -Mri'ClIlOLL. .... (C.iiii.'nt.'iM 

MILI»KEI> -MOliltlSS. - - St.iiioii .\. K.iiisas City. Mo. 

ALWIXK L. MLKLLKIi-.MH.OW i-.v. . . . Ipp.,- aIioi; 

^^ .Muelh'i- was iinni in Si. Louis. .Mo.. sp(Mit Hirer years in < Jeriiiauy. 

and rheii eaiiie lo Iiiper Alton, ill., wiiere .^lie liiiislied tlie course in ilu' jtMi- 

lio sehool. Afier sixMidiii^ij; a (Miisideralile lime in stady at llie Collej;e slie 

entered tin; Sluirtien Seluxd of .Music, and in LViH wa.s one of tlie first two 

graduates in vocal music. 'I'iie next suniiiier was sitent in travel in (Jerinany. 

I'lioii luH" return she was married to Mr. Charles K. .Me.nowen. an Ipjier 

Alton merchant. 

KBV. KDWAItn P.LXXKI r I'.VCi:. I'h. i;. - <;r:inrs r.i>s, <Me. 

Was l)oi-n at Wiuchesii'r. III.. .M.inli 1.".. 1S7I. niiiliiiu with ilii' I*.a]ttisi 
Cinirch al tlie a;re of l.'l. When !."> yc;irs u\t\ iie irr.idiialed from ilie Wiiiches- 
Cnr Hiffh School, enlered Shunleff Colle.i,^e in LVSd and i:i-.idiiaiei| in 1>'.il!. Hi 
*hen entered tlv Soinie'ri! i'.;i]in<i 'i'hc'y .-ii i'^imisville. Ky., 
where he remained for l w o^. II.' liecn ii.-isinr ol the ll;ipn<i 
chnrciies in Mc.Miniiville. On*., ronieroy. Wash., and (Jrant'.'c Tass, Ore.. (Im 

I Please luile Mr. Leinai's in/i/rrss is in C.M'IT.M.S Ilii'. si^n (Iisliii(»iii>-li(- H- .s ii..iia,,i^ tin 
majority of wliotii ire enrolled at the end of this Roster. 


last being his present field of labor. He has been temporarily engaged in 
evangelistic work on one of the "chapel cars." Mr. Pace was for some time 
Moderator of the Southern Oregon Baptist Association. 
rt-BDITH C. SCOTT. ....... (OlLvillon.) 


HUGH STEEL. - . . - . . Hillsboro, Mo. 

FRANK EVERETT STELLE. .---.. l>elhi. 

. JENNIE MAY STELLE. ----... Delhi. 



Teacher in the Upper Alton pnblic schools. 
MARY ALICE AVHITESIDE. ----- Edwardsville. 


After leaving Shnrtieft' College he read law and was admitted to the bar 
in 1896. Is now engaged in the practice of his profession' at Hillsboro, 111. 
Deputy Sheriff of Montgomery County. City Attorney for the town of Hills- 
EMMA WOOD-GIBSON. ----- Franklin, Morgan Co. 



REV. WEBLEY JOSHUA BEAVEN, A. B., B. D. - - Cramer Hill, N. J. 

Graduated at Shurtleff College with first honors of the class of 1894. 
Afterward spent one j-ear in study at the Sotithern Baptist Theological Sem- 
inary, Louisville. Ky., and two years at Crozer Seminary, Chester, Pa., grad- 
uating in 1897, and entering ujion tlie pastorate of tlie First Baptist Church. 
Camden, N. J. 

REV. El.IJAH OLIVER BUTLER. - . - - Stonington. 


CORINNP: CATLET^-. - - - - - - Fairmount. 

REV. HOWARD R. CHAPMAN, A. B., B. I). - 4.52 Genesee St., Rochester, N. Y. 
Was born in Rockford, III.. September 10, 1808. Two years later his family 
removed to Hoopeston, 111., where Howard's boyhood was spent on his father's 
farm, attending the country schools in ihe winter seasons. He was converted 
at the age of l«i, and was called of God to preach the Gospel. He entered 
Shurtleff College in 1888, graduating with the class of 1894. During the latter 
part of his college course he preached at Woodburn. 111., where he was pastor 
from February. 189o, until Septendier, 1894, when he entered Rochester 
Theological Seminary, Rochester. N. Y., graduating in 1897. 

Mr. Chapman was married on June 9, 1897, to Miss Mamie Carr, of Galatia, 


111. Sciiii'ialuT 7. lS!t7, Ii(> was orihiiiK'd ;ii lidt'licsitr. wIkm-c Im- is iiuw jiiislor 
of the Stmlli HnjMist Ciiincli. 

REV. WAKTvEN TLEASAN"!' CI. A UK. Aslil.tii-i. 

Was horn lU'ar IV'ti-rshiir;;. III.. .March 1. l.sci. ImrjiiK his hoyliood lir ai 
temlod the I\'ttM-si)iiry; Ili.uh Sch'ool. At llu' a;,'f ut IS he was coiivt'i-ItMl. unit 
ins with tho Hai)list ("liuich. In IS.S4 ho was niarrlod to .Miss .\iina li. 
Alkiie, and in I.S'.n was ordained to tlic (;osi)rI ministry. Atli'inlrd Slmiilcr!' 
Collt'se in 18S!>-'."t(i. 

Mr. Chtrk lu'Id pastor.itcs in Wavcily and Orion. III., hclorc scitlinj; at 
Ashland, where he is now pastor of the Haplist ("hnrrli. 

.lOII.X WALLER ("(XJIIILL. - . . . K...s<.\ illr. W.nivn Ci. 

After leavinsj: Shnrtleff ('ollf.u:(' he lan.iihl for five years, and then en;,':i;ie(i 

in farminf? and stock raisin.u'. wliicli has been his oci-npation ever since. Iii 

ISO;? he was married to Miss I'lu-lie .lane Ilustioi Tlii'v have two little 


HARUT WINFIELl) COLEAN. .lersey ville. 

♦REV. JAMES ALHERT CORXELIIS. - - Seneca. L.iS.ille Co. 

REV. LUTHER CORY. . . . . . School. W hiie Co. 

VANNIE LORE'rrA DRAl'ER. - . . . M.ilvern. Ark. 


REV. WILLL\:M HARVEY FULLER. A. i;. - - Momen<-e. KaidiaUee Co. 

Was born near Lake (Jeneva. Wis.. .Inly 2.'}. ISCT. His I)oyhood was spent 
in farm work and attendance at the connlry school. At the a.i:e of 14 he en- 
tered the Lake (Geneva Hiirh Scliool. .m-adnatini.;' fonr yeai's Liter. I>nrin.u' 
these four years younfr Fnller had been oliliueii to depiMid .-ilniosi entirely 
upon himself for support, doini; farm work in ilie snninier time. .Vfii'r two 
years spent in teaching:: district schools, hi' heard of Old SluuMlell" -t iiron.i.'li 
his brother. Rev. H. E. Fuller, of Belleville. III. Arrivinj; at I'ltjier Alton in 
the fall of ISSS for a course of study in the Institnlion. he fonnd his way t<j 
President Kendrick. who took lum into his own honu" luiiil perm.-im'iit (piar 
ters could lie secured. Mr. I'uller ui'adualed .-il last wiili llie ureal d.'iss of 
1891, and five days later was nniled in m;irri.iire by I »r. Kendrick to .Miss 
Gertrude E. Wise, of Maplewood. a St. Lonis snbiirli. 'I'iiey ii.ive a son. Sid- 
ney \ Fuller, abont a year old. 

For over a year Mr. Fuller was i);istnr;il siiiiply of the .M.iplew ood r>:iiitist 
Chuix-h (St. Louis), and was there ordained in .May. lS;i.*i. In Sei)tember. IS'.Ci. 
he took ui> his residence in Chicairo. imrsninu' sindies at the Divin- 
ity School of the T. of C. and (i(<u|iyin,i; the pnlpil of iJie .Maplewood Rai)tist 
Churcli, ("hicago. until Septendicr. l.s'.tT. when' he a<'ceided tin- '"ill of the 
Momence Baptist Church, of wliidi lie is still pastor. 

.TOII.X FRAXKLIX (HLLHA.M. I'll. T... P.. L. Edw.irdsville. 

Was liorn March 4. ISTti. at Wanda. Madison Co.. III. ICnierinj; Shnrtleft 


College in 1887, he graduated in 1802, being salutatorian of his class. Aftt^v 
completing a two years' course at the Law School of A\'asliingr(iu I'liiversity, 
St. Ijouis, Mo., he spent some time in the law office of Mills i*^ Flitcraft in 
that city, and finally engaged indepeuth'ntly in the practice of law at Ed- 

JOHN WILLIA:M GKAY. . - . - . Morrisonville. 


REV. ALBERT T. GRIFFITH, .M. 1 ►. - - - - Ingraham. 

f.lACOB MORGAN HARRIS. - - - (Steeleville. Randolph Co.) 

ELLA HARRISON-HUNDLEY. . - . . . Garhondale. 

After leaving Shurtleff Miss liarrisou sindJcd itiusic and kindergarten 

work in Cliicago, coin])leting the cotn'se at the Gliicago Free Kindergarten. 

She then taught fnr r, time ;ii ("l;ic;igo ;ind alsii in Carhondale. 111. She was 

married to Mr. Hundlc.v Ociohci- 7. iS<»7. 

WILLIAM CARROLL HART. . - - . Fianklin. ^Morgan Co. 

Was boi'U in Franklin, 111.. .\o\i'mli<M' 17. ISiili, eldest son of Rev. George 

HArt, a Kai)tisl minister. During his (>;irly yonlh lie /ittended the i)ul)lic 

school of J'-ranklin. and .'it the age nf twenty-oiu' entered Shui'tleff. Since 

leaving college he has been a successftd farmer. 

:Mr. Hart W!is miuried nt Fraiddin, 111., August 2S. ISIU, ro Miss Matiie 
MARGARET E. IIAin'SOCK-HARRIS. HoO Cleveland Ave., East St. Louis. 
EVA HUME. ...... Arkansas City, Ark. 

ARTHUR ISAAC KELLY. ...._. Stone Fort. 

Dealer in hardware, stoves and fuinitui'c. 
tESTHER BELLE LAURIE. ..... (.Licksnnvine.) 

MARY ANNA LIVERMORE. .... 'irnro. X. S. 

Daughter of the late Rev. Silas Liverniore, was Ixirn in T'hiladelphia in 
1804. When quite young she c:ime ^^'est with her parents, and, after living 
in St. Lotus for .vears. rliey removed to Shelh.vville, 111. ^Uss Livc't- 
more completed the course in the Shelliyvilh' i)ulilic sclnxils. attiunhHl Wi st- 
ern Female Seminary, O.xford, ().. for two .vears, ;in(l then entered the 
Freshman Class of Shurtleff ("uliege. Soon after her cnnversion she felt 
herself called to be a foreign missionary, ;ind was twice accepted by ' he Missionai-y Board, but each time iier physician ])ronounced her 
physically unable to engage in this work. 

After leaving Shurtleff in isOli slie wmit to New York City ;ind scn-ved as 
assistant pastor and (dnirch missiiniary (d' ilie ll(p])e Baptist Cliurcli: after- 
ward serving the :\Iemorial I?ai)tist (.'hurch of Philadelphia for two y(\ars in 
the same capacity. In order to more thoroughly tit herself for hei' work she 



1. Anna M. Voiiii^^-Best. yo. 

2. barali N. Wyckott-Treadway, yo. 

3. Helen L. Young, yo. 

4. Herman O Kirij;. yi. 

5. Aaron J. Smith, yo. 

f>. Jerome Campbell, 'yi. 

7. Christian A. IChrli.itiil. 02. 

«. Mav A. Kntleili;e. yi. 
y. VViiliam M. CoRhill. '92. 

10. M. Lonise Hardwick, 'yi. 

11. Daisy Teinplin, '90, 

12. Marshall \V. Weir, Jr., 'yo. 

i.l. Mamie O. '"arr-Cliapinan, 'yz. 
14. Roberta Can Tliompsiui, 'yj. 

11. A. Idle II W.itts, yt. 

16. Stella Hartforcl. 'yv 

17. Burton ]■.. Clittonl. '92. 
iM. Harriet E. RobinRS, '92. 

19. Eva J. Conn-Hoiinner, '91. 

20. CUr.i W. Eleck, '93. 

took a yoar's study in Crozcr Tlu'olo^rlcal SiMiiinary. an<l was for a. short 
tliiH> a student in tlio Divinity Sciiool of Ciiica^jo rnivcrsity, wlicnco siic went 
to Boston iind laliorod Idi- two yoars as missionary of tiii' Hufitjlt's Strec^C 
iiaptist f'luiicli. In IS'.iT .she roniovt-d to Nova Scotui, where she is still eu- 
jliifXod in cliiir.ii worl;. 

EDWIN EVEltETT M.-KI.WIK. - 1S()(! S. Ttli St.. SprinRHcld. 

MAKY BROWN MITCHEI.I.. . . . Bcix 117.".. San Jose. Cal. 

I'pou leaving SlutrtlelT. in ISSlt. slie went to California, and ^niduated 

from the Talifornia Scliool of Minliods. at San .lose, in .June. 1Si»4, .since- 

wliieli time slie lias lieen attively enma^^ed in lvinder;rarten work. She taiijrht 

for three years in a [irivate scIkmiI ai Waisunville, Cal. 

JAMES ASBriiV PA I. M Kit. A. li. - - Ti.per Alton. 

Graduated in .hine. IS'.tT, .md li;is snice lieeii teacliini,' l)i)ukkeei)iny in 
Shurtleff Collej^e, Business DcpMil iiieui. 

NELLIE GOLDSMITH SCOTT. I'll. B. .... Payson. 

(Graduated from Shurtleff with liie class of l.M»4. .nnd was during 18!>4-5 
Assistant Principal of tlie I'j.iicr Alton IIii;ii Scliool. 


Was born in Lincoln Co., .Mo., .huie ^^\. isiio. He was convened at the 
age of twenty-two. and five years later was licensed to jtreach. After study- 
ing for a time at McCune College, Louisiana, .Mo.. Sliurtlelf College and the 
Southern B;;^)tist Theological Seminary at Louisville, he held the Baptist 
pastorate of Talmage, Neb., for two years, and that of Alexandria. Nel)., for 
one year. In lSi)7 he was pastor at St. Charles. .Mo., and has recenily laUcn 
charge of the chiu'ch at Jackson. 

Mr. Stiriulinger was married in .\iiril. iv.t.">. lo Miss IMlie Ingram, of Pike 
Co., Mo. 

LUCY UNDERWOOD, . . . . . Garden City, Mo. 



Teacher of vocal music. 

LULI' WALTKR-NKVLIX. - l'l)per Alton. 


rJEN.VINGS ARNOLD. - tSpringlield i 

MARY ARNOLD-BALLOU. .... Si)ringli.'ld 



Music teacher. 



G'EORGE ELLETT COGHILL, A. B. - KiO E. Coal Ave., Albuquerque, N. M. 
Was born in WasJiinston County, ill.. March 17, 1872. Hi.--, early years 
were spt'ut upon liis t"aiii('r''< Tarni. lie entered SliurtlelT in the fall of 1S8!), 
but left in the fall of IS'.d fur I'.rown L'niversit.\ . I'rovidence. 11. 1.. where 
he entered as a j ardor, .ni-aduiatin.i;- with the class of 1890. In Brown he "\va« 
a member of the Alpha Tau 0)nega fraternity, member of tlie Symphony 
Society and "Hamuuer and Tongs" (dramatic). He was also one of the com- 
mencement, speakers. 

Mr. Coghill is at present siiidying the biological sciences under Prof. C. I.. 
Herrick, and teaching in tlie rni\:i'rsity of New .Mexico, at Albuciuerque. 

ANNA LEILA COOK. ...... Vinita, I. T. 

.TOIIX HE:MPHILL COCLTI;!!, A. B.. LL. B. - 803 Rookery, Chicago. 

^^'as born at :\l;irissa. 111., .ianuary 17. ls7o. Received academic 
education at Af.irissa AcaiUuny, lieing valedictorian of the class of 1889. He 
tijtered Shurtleff .is Ereshuuni in the fall of 1889, graduating In 1893. lii 
June, 189r>, he completed the course in the Chicago College of Law, and has 
since been practicing his pi'ofession in the city of Chicago. 

CHARLES L. DUXCA.X. - - - .lohnston City, Williamson County. 


CHARLES L. FLANDERS. - . . . - . Havana. 

Local editor of "The Havana Republican." 

REV. WILLIAM JOSEPH (4AITHER. _ . - . Palmyra. 

SELONIUS E. GIDEON. - - . _ . Corsicana, Tex 


Was born at I'inckneyville. 111.. November 2."), 1871. After taking a pre- 
l)-rati)ry course' at EwJng College. Ewing. 111., he entered Shurtleft', graduat- 
ing in 1S9(), and, aflcr the lapse of a year, entered the class of 1900 In 
K.-clii ster Theological Seminary, where he is still pursuing his studies. 

Mr. Harriss did consideralile iireacliing during his course of study at 
Shurtleff. his lirst pastorate iiaving been at Marissa, 111., from December, 
1893. until September. 1897. Since 1891 he has l)een a Prohibitionist, support- 
ing the party by voice and vote. During his term as Vice-President of the 
Illinois B. Y. I'. V. he served as B. Y. P. U. editor of "The Baptist News," 
of Du Ouoin. 



MAMIE J. ISAACS. .-.-.. New Douglas. 

EDWARD C. JAMES, JR. Upper Alton, 

Y'ard superintendent of the Equitable Powder Manufacturing Co. 


tEl>WAKI» UrsSKI.I. .lOHNSON. ... (Sprin^'CH-lil.i 

LICV AI.ICi: KKNDKICK. Wclislcr Cn.v.-s. .Mo. 

KEV. 'I\ II.\Kl.i:V M.MtSII. A. I'.. ri'l'lli: AI/l»t.\. 

Since u'r:i(liKiIii(ii :il Sliiirlli'lT. in .lime. IS'.tT. he luis Im'cii i'Ii^m^ciI in liic 

stiiily of (Ji-ft'lv Ml tin- liisiitiitioii. .11 the s.imi- liiiit- liliiiiic tin* pulpit of Iin' 

('arlinvilic r..ipi i~;i ( 'luiiili. 

. ADoi.rms (;()i:iM).\ .\ii/,i;ij.. .\. i;.. .\i i». . . sihii.vviii.-. 

Wms lioi-ii ii'-;ii- .M.irioii. Willi.iiiisn!! Ci... 111.. .Inly PJ. IsTl. lie .11 i.-mli'.l 
tlic ((nnnnni schools until sixicrn vcmts of .•i;,^c, iiiid tlicn spcni uvi-r .-i yi:ir 
;it Kwinu; ("ollcKf. Kwin.u. 111. lOnlci'cd SlnirtlctT in llic fail of 1 s> • :inii 
;;r;tt)u:it('(l in IS'.M. On tlic luisis of llic conip;ir;ilivc pfcliinin;iry tf.iinin;,', 
In* fcccivcil ;i scli;tl;irslii)> Mt the (■liic;iu:n Ciillciic of IMiysiciMiis and Snr;;cons. 
ffoni wliicli instil III imi lie ur.-iiln.iicil in .VjM-il. l.*-!iT. lie \\;is niie uf t lie fonnii 
I'fs and for two yc.irs one of llie piililisliers of the "I*. iV S. I'le.xns." ;i medical 
journal issued liy the Culleue of riiysicians and Surgeons. 

.Mf. Mizell was inaiTied on .Noveintiei- 4. is;»7. to Miss Cora Conn, of Sliei 
ityville. 111., ami lias since been enira.u'i d in the pi-aclice nf his itnd'essiiii at 
Humboldt. Cules Co.. and Shelliyville. 

ELLA IH'MrUKKY .MOKSi:. .".Nil l.oks ni Ave. Cliica-o. 

EBE.X T()1>M.\.\ I'AilE. Leeds. .\. 1 >. 

.TA?»fES (J KEEN LEAF KEY.XOl.l S. .... .lonesluu-o. 

''(;i:OK(n<: EIXJAU UOHEUTS. .... Hcrrlns rrairi'.'. 

tBEKTILV M. UrsiL - - .... . (I'.-rry.i 

MAE SANXEIt-BUHTOX. ....-.- Wdudl.iirn. 



ANX.V 1'.. S'rKArr-K.\I>I,. -"."M W <'" si.. Tyler. Tex. 

1;E\". IMI.I.EK .1011 X S\\ll'r. Cohinil.ns. Ind. 

Was liorn in o'l'alloii. Hi., l-'ehrn.ary 1.'.. ISCP. His f:iiiier. Ke\ . .l.iiii W. 
Swift, was ;i L.-ijilist niiiiisiei-. The family removed to Missouri when l^'uller 
was hut a old. .iiid lliei-e his ymilii was speiil in alti'iidance at the puii- 
lie sclioois ;iiia also ;it Uii' old M oiil --omery City Cidleu'c. I,e.i\iii;r the latter 
witlxii'l ,i:r;idu,!liii,L;-. he taie;h! in :i <in.i:in.u: schnd ami was als 1 ie.acher of a 
d = stricl scliool for .1 year, when lie called lo Hh- position i«f siiperinli-nd 
tnt of llle IMlldic Schools of Xew I'lorcllce. Mo., wliich p,.siii..n he lilled ac 
eepfalily for one Ihoii-h lie wa- Imi s,.veiilcen. Iniriii:: this year al 

Xe-w Florence lie com iiceil pnacliin.i;-. ami at the end of that li av;i- 

caJled to serve tliechiiiclics ,ii S.ilem and Licking', in Southern .Missiuiri. In ;i 
little over a year lie resimied from this work to become a student in Sliurtleff 
Colle.iii'. at ilie same lime aciim,' .is pastoral supitly for the Baptist Church at 
Bunker Hill. 111. 


After leaving Sliiutlert' .Mr. Swil'i was married to Mrs. Ora Bi'imiette Ilub- 
lianl. of Carthaue, .Mo., and to.^ciliei' tliey attended the Theological Seminary, 
at .Morgan I'arU, 111., afrerward sn'dying for a time in the Divinity School of 
the University of Chicago. While jjursning his theological studies -Mr. Sw.ft 
supijlied the pulpit of the First Baptist Church at Minonk. 111., and w;.s there 
ordained to the woi-k of the ministry. He was also assistant pastor at the Calva- 
ry Baptist Church, of Chicago. Upon leaving the Divinity School he accepted the 
pastorate of tlie 'Centnilia illl.i l!a])tisl Church, wliere he served for one year, 
in 1X9." lieing i-alled to Columitus, Ind.. where he is still located as pastor. 
IIOWAKD (^VliUS riL'I'ON. A. H.. Ph. B. UV, William St.. Providence, H. I. 

Was horn in Elrod, Kipley Co., Ind.. January 2tJ, 1S70. ('ame to ShurtlefT 
in 1881). graduating with the class of ISO.j. He was tlien tutor for a year in 
tlie Siiurtleff College Academy, and lias since been teaching and pursuing 
special post-gradua'te studies in Brown University Providence, U. I. 

Mr. Tilton was married on tlie Mist of August, 1897, to Miss Tamar Scott, 
of Paj'son. 111. 
.MILES BKOXSON n'l'rTEHlN(;TO.\, M. D. - - Hardin, Calhoun Co. 

After leaving Shurtleff Cullege iu 1891, without graduating, he entered the 
College of Ptiyslcians and Surgeons at Cliicago, \\iiere lie attended for one 
.vear, being then oltliged 1o suspend liis studies for two ye;irs. Ue-entering. 
he at lengtli comi)leted the course, March I2(i, 189(>. 

.Mr. Titterington ^\as ui.-irried February (>, 1894, to Miss Clara E. Webster, 
of Upper Alton. He is now engaged in his professi(ni at Hardin, 111., wliere 
he iias built up an extensive country practice. 
.lOH.X REUBE.X UNDERWOOD. ..... Carrolltoii, 

Foreman Jol) i )ei»;irtineiit ■"Cjirfolltun Patriot." , 

NORMAN WALTRIP. ...... (ireenheld. 

Real estate, loans :iiid insurance. 
MARY E. WHEELOCK. --.-... Alton. 

Teacher of music. 
ALTA IRENE WIDLIAMS. . . . . . Pinckneyville. 

ANNA E. WILLIAMS-MARLOW. - ... Pinckneyville. 

GRiACE T. WILSON-BIRD. .... Madison, Wis. 


rEDLA M. BROCKMAN. ----- St. Louis. Mo. 

AARON FRANK BYARLAY. ...... Roseville. 

Was born in Roseville, 111.. IMarch 24, 1870. At the age of sixteen he com- 
pleted the coiu-se in the Roseville High School, and a year later attended 
Monmouth College for a short time, afterward spending a year at Shurtleff. 
Since his college days ^Nlr. Byarlay has been Assistant Postmaster at his home 
town, and is at present devoting himself to farming. 


JOHN TOUN(i CAMl'liKLL. ( Ir.ilinii. 

COllV K. roNX-.MIZHLL. Sli.'lliy vili.-. 

SAMIKI, (JDOllCl-: COOK. lA V 1-(»UVI LI.K. 

1M:\. IIKKI'.KKT L. DKUi;. .I.Ts.-yvillc. 

lilOX.IA.MIN rOLEMAX DUKE. - .M..iiiii..nili. 

FKAXK MAKIOX FRUSH. A. B. - - ICiinxvillt-. luwa 

Attended the public school of his nativt town. Knox vilic. I.i.. .nid ^nadnau'd 
theivfroin in 1SS4. The next six yeafs wefe spent in farmin;: and sclnml 
teaeliinsr. In the fall of IMXi lie came to Slmrtleft C-ilh u'e. -radnatiiiu; 
the class of 1S!H;. Mr. Fnisii is at jirescnt Deputy CUvk of tiif District ronr: 
of Marion County, la. 

LOriSE FFLLElt SEAULKS. D.-lavaii. \Vi^ 

' CYRUS M. GILSOX. Knoxvill.-. la 

• JOHN E. GILSON. Knoxvilie. la 


THOMAS A. .lOirXSOX. . - - . . . Allon. 

OLIVER a. LEXXIXG. Uppi-r Alt..n. 


Was horn in TazeA\ ell County. 111. Her early education was received in tlit- 
district schools and the Atlanta Ilijih School, from whicli she j,'raduated i;; 
]88(J. The next two years were spent at Almira CoUejje. Greenville. 111., 
studying mi;sic. Miss Merriain then taujrht school for two years and in the 
fall of 1800 entered Shurtleff Colleire. where she reniaiin^d until the Christina!" 
holidays of 180.S. since whir-h lime sli(> has been teachimr in the public schnnis 
of Alianfa and actively euuas' in <'hurch work. 
•WILLIAM M. MULBERRY. . . . . VcMiice. Auirusl 14. isiM;. 

WILLIAM SaXFORD XEEDLFS. ..... R<K.dh..iisc 

*E.M.MA FAY PACE. ....... Upper Alton. 

Daughter of .Mr. .1. D. I'.ue, was born near Cerro (iordo. 111., and removed 
with her parents to Ui(i)er .Vlton. where she attended Shurt'.efl' College. Her 
death occurred February <>, 1S'.»4. in the midst of lier frcslini.-in 

tJOIIX HENRY REED ... - . (Jersey ville., 

NELLIE SANNER. - Wo..dbnrn. 

ORLISTUS B. SHEIRRY. .... S|»rings. 

REV. AARON J. SMITH. .... r.nd.i. "Bureau Co. 

Was Iwrn in Kew;i.iu'<'. HI.. OctolxT :>. ISC.I. In his early ye.irs he at- 
tended district school and worked on his father's farm. \\ the age nf tifteeii 
he was converted and bapli7A'd in Spoon River. At lifiicn lie taught a conn- 


try school. When he Avas twenty-four years ohl he entered the Northwestern 
Normail, of Geueseo, 111., where he remained for nearly three years and was 
lir-ensed to preach. He was married on August 29, 1889. to Miss Ha.ttie G, 
Shephard, of Buda, 111., and ]\Ir. and Mrs. Smith soon afterward entered Shurr- 
leff College, Avhere they remained for over two years. During this time Mr. 
Smith supplied rhe pulpits of seA'eral ehui'ches in the vicinity of Upp<'r Alton. 
He was ordained December 2(>, ISlMi. Since his college days lie has lu-ld pas- 
torates at Graymont and Fittsficjld. 111., and Centerville, la. 

On account of failing health Mr. Smith was at last ol)liged to retire from 
the ministry for a liine. anil in the fall of 1897 erected a greenhouse and took 
charge of a fruit farm at Buda. III. ^Ir. and Mrs. Smith have a son and a 

HATTIE (i. SHEPHARD-SMITH. ---... Buda. 

ARTHUR CARROLL f^MlTH. - - . - . Pinckneyville. 

HOSEA HARRISS STRAIT. - - 211 N. Third St.. St. Louis. Mo. 

Employe St. Louis Printers" Supply Co. 

ARTHUR BRAMLBT SWAIN. ..... peirce City, Mo. 


DAISY TBMPLIN. ....... Upper Alton. 

CLINTON U. TRl'E. - - 5837 Von Yersen Ave.. St. Louis, Mo. 

Since leaving SuurtlefL he has lieen engaged in tlie study of mechanical 
engineering at Wa.shington T'niversity. St. Louis. 

EM:MA p. YAN HOOSP:r. - 4535 Cote Brilliante Ave.. St. Louis. 

MARSHALL W. WEIIt. JR. . . . . . Belleville. 

FANNIE EMBLINE WILLIAMS. Ph. B. - - - Upper Alton. 

Graduated fr";r Shurtleff College in 1897. Teatluu- in I'pper Alton public 
schools. 1897-8. 

ELIZABP]TH C. W1LS0N-:M0SS. - - - Albion. EdAvards Co. 


ANNA :M. YOUNG-BEST. ...... Edinburg. 

HELEN L. YOUNCJ. ....--- Nokomis. 

Daughter of .lames Young was liorn near Nokomis. 111. She spent tAA'o 
years in study in Uie Music and Art Department of Shurtleff College, and lias 
.since resided in Nokomis with her parents. 


EUGENE CHESTER ANGELL. . . . . Good Will. S. D. 

Teacher in an Indian school. 
REY. ROBERT ELMORE BUliT. ..... Falrtield. 

REY. JEROME CAMPBELL. .... Woonsocket. S. D. 

Pastor First Baptist Church. 



Si-ll(inl tcMclMT. 

KVA .1. CONN i'.(ii.i\(;i:i:. 

*KK\'. IIIKA.M AI'.KAM ( (» U M :i .1 I S. 
t.MAKV .1. I»A\ IS. 


S1i«'11p.v\ illf. 

I W rlliii.iil. I:i.l IHcil Ml l-;.is| Allnii. 

irii|M'|- Allnll.l 

riU)l\ VICTOU LKltOV DIKK. A. H. - .Momiioiiili 

(^;i;i('il li'Mii SliurlU'lT Collcjii' in .hiii.'. IS'.tT. rruffssor ol' .Mjitliciii.ilic: 
ill SlmrlJctr. 1N'.)7-S. 



;r>2l W. ('hcslinii SI.. St. Lmiis. .Mo. 






(iKACH ENOS. - . 

•(JERTKinE SAK.Ml I'lCOSl'. 
Mcdicil .^tudciil. 
.MARY I.onSK 1I.\K1)\VI('K 

Siiidcnt in IIiM-iuy Medical ColU'.no. CliicafKi. 111. 
IIKV. IIALIMI AY. IIOHI'.S. A. K., K. I>. - VAM; llu.irhill Ave. \Y. Sup. rinr. \Yi>. 
Graduated li(Hii Sliurtlen' with class of IS'M, and fi-oin tlie l>iviiiily Scliooi 
of tlK' T'niversity (d' ('liica,i:ii in IS'.tT. I'.astor of tlie First T.aiHisi Clnircli. 
\Y','sr SuMci'ior. \Yis. 

ARCHIKALI> I. .JONES. r.niiil.uii. 

Stndcni at Ewiiii:: ("ollc.iif. 


tHEKMAX OTTO KIN*;. ...... il'onliac.i 

P:LIZAKET11 MAKSII.MJ. FAI KIE. .... .Fuk.sniivUlc. 

WILLIAM WASIIIX(rT()N FEE. ... Wliiiciiall. 

l-'niit farnici' and iioulliy dealer. 

ROSE .MAY MIFFER. I'll. H. Allen. 

("raduated troii: SliurilelT in llie class of lS!t.".. .-nid lias since lieeii a le.iclier 
in 'tlie .Mliui Hi.uli School. 
AFOIS O. M()N"I'.\<;. ..... .Melrose. >Fiiii 

111 ilie employ (d' liie ( I rca I .Xoi'lheni Raili-oad. 
KEY. \Y1FF1A.M ROl'.Y Ni;\Y.\F\X. ... W.ikelield. K.i< 

tALYIX ro\YFESS. ..... iFpi-ei- .Mioii.i 

MAY A. itl'IFFlxJE. ... .\llon. 


TAMAK I). SCOTT-TILTOX, Ph. P.. - 176 William .St., Providence, R. I. 

Graduated from Sliurtleft' College in 1895. and afterward taught in the 

Baptist College at Memphis, Teun. On August ol, 1S!)7, she was married to 

Mr. H. C. Tilton, also of the class of 1895. 

REV. LAFAYETTE L. STIERW.ILT. - . . . . Anna. 

LIZZIE MAY TITTERINGTOX. - - . . . Kewanee. 

Teacher of elocution. 
.L^MES B. TRUE. JR. - - 5S37 Von Versen Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

Student at Washing-ton University. 
-MARY VINA WAKELAND. ------ Hoopeston. 

ADDIE HARRIET WATTS. ------- Alton. 

Missionary in Monterey and San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 1897. 
CHARLES HENRY WEEKS. - - Livingston Farms, Melville, N. I ». 

OSCAR YARNELL. M. I). . . - - Cerro Gordo, Piatt Co, 


.lOHN IIIRSH ADDYMAN. - - - - Leed.s, England. 

JOHN COOLING ANDERSON. - - - . . U]iper Alton. 

REA-. BARNABAS E. ANTROBUS. - - . - :NLui(hester. 

LEVI HENRY BARLOW. ----- Christine. S. D. 

School teacher. 
ALV.M IE ETTA BONN ELL. --..-. Up])er Alton. 

RICHARI) RUSSELL BUCKLES. - . - . - Newbern. 

MA:\IIE O. CARR-CHAPMAN. - 4.12 Genesee St., Itochester, N. Y. 

ROBERTA CARR-THO.MPSON. ----- Decatur. Tex. 

REV. (HLBBRT W. CLAXON. - - - Arthur. Moultrie Co. 

BITRTON E. CLIFFORD. - - l.Ki:. Title and Trust Building, Chicago. 

Was liorn in ^Mercer Co., 111.. ^Iny 7, 187.";. At the age of twenty ho en- 
tered Shurtleff" College, and afterward .graduated from Bnrlin.gton Colleg;-. 
Burlin.gton, la. He then pursued a course of studies at tlie TTuiversity of 
Chicago, and lias since been engaged in leg;il worlc in Chicago. 
-fEUGENE F. CLINE. --.....- (Pana.i 

WILTJAM HAWES (H)GHILL. - lu9 E. Coal Ave., Albu(iuer(nje. N. :M. 

Attended Shurtleff (College during the years 1892-3 and 1893-4; then, after 

teachin.g school for two years, re-entered with the class of 19(10. Noav in tlie 

enijdoy of the Ali>U(|uer(iue Land and Irrigation Company. 

EDWARD J. COOK. ------- Taylorville. 

Sehool teacher. 


LOItA .\MA.\I».\ hAKKoW. ( »' l\ill<.ii. 

JEKOMK Vor.Nc; Kl>\\Ai:i>S. I'..;isiuu. ('Ml. 

Ajrout Soutlit'in I'.icilic Unilw.iy. 
CHRISTIAN AI»AM KI I KI I A KI • l". - .\,.w Y<.rk H;ill. Kdiiisvill.'. K\ 

Studenl, SoiiiIkmii l'>,iiitisi Sciiiiii;iry. 
.IKNMI-: lOTHKUIXcnON SCOT r. Sliilnli. Si. n;iir C... 

(TyAKA M. I'I:NTTV. . . . . . . K;iii<'. 

WINIFUKI) l-'KOSr. - . - . W.Mp.llMiiii 


OSCAK .lOIIXSO.X. .... iijd:; i;. Kldi.r.Ml.. St.. Ii.'.jiini. 


MAKTLX E. .MAN(J. .... . Miiumk. 

VIOLA MAKTIX-LAM r.EKT. .... CriHrii.l.'ii. 

tllOSE MITCHELL. .... iSpriimfn'M. Mn.i 

JI'DSOX WILIUK MOX l(;(>.Mi;i;V. ..... Ail.iiit:i. 

RKV. FKAXKLIX ('U.\KLKS UN .\ I'SI< »( 'K. rijiiiili.'lil. \Vi>. 

rnstor First Uiiplist Climcli. 
IIAKKIET ELSIE ROHIXCS. ..... !',ii>:lii.iii. 

Scliool toaclicr. 

TII(>^L\s F. sniLossLi:. ...... Xfi«. 

tJAMES ITtAXKLlX SECKAN KS. .... (XcwImtii.i 

AjNNIE F. still. ..-..-■ FitiMT Alton. 

■fLOT'ISE STI'K(;E(>X. ...-.- (SI. Lniiis. Mo.i 



MA'BJIL WHITAKEK. ...... SuiimuTticlil. 

FLORA HELLE WILSOX. ...-.-- .Mcilnni. 

ScliooI ti'.-U'licr. 

EDWARD X. \\IXI»SOK. R<Hulli(»USi>. 

WILLIAM ZIEBOLD. ...--- Rc.l Uii.l 

^^"ith (J. Zii'liold A: Soli. Hour ni;:inil';icnin'r.>;. 


SAMIEL K.\/Lnr r.rcKXHLL. ... - E.isi SI. Louis. 

-Assistant in Hh' I'osiollicr at tin- Xatioiial Stock V.-irils. 

LILIAN CARI{. Calalia. 

. M.\R10X E. CL.MtK. Kirksvillc. Mo. 


MARY E. COF'FEE-MOOIIE. - Wnodlmrn. 

CLARA WILH?:'L.MIXA FLECK. . . - . . Xokoniis. 

W;is 1)01-11 in St. Louis. Aio., ;iiul ar tlie au'e of tivo rvMiiovcil with her pa- 
rent.s to Xokomis. 111., wbero she attended tJie pnblic schools until 18!»L In 
that year she entered the Music and Art Department of Shurtleff College. In 
the sprin.iT of 1S'n4 she I'eturned lionie. and lias since been teadiins music in 

tMARY HART. - (Alton.) 

STELIyA irARTKOIU). I'll. P.. - - - _ - Areola. 

(Jradnated from Shnrtlefl' in JS!»7, and has been teacliin.::- si-liool at Lever- 
ett. 111. 
MAMIE HILDEr.KAXD. . - - . . 


Instructor in the Peirce City P)aptist College. 
JESSE v. .lOXES. . . - . 


ELSIE MAY MAX(;E. ..... 


MAIHA .M. McCORMlCK. ..... 

LUTIE y. l»OPE-AVEEKS. . . . . . 




Physical director of the Covin .ton Y. M. C A. 

Pastor First Baptist Clinrcli. 

Studemt in Rochester T'lie'clocical Seminary. 



Pastor First Baptist Church. 

tCHARLES lOADS. . . . . 


Peirce Cit.v. Mo. 








Rus.sellville. Ind. 

Alio 1. 

Covington, Ky. 


IJocliester. X. V. 


413 S. Main St., Monmouth. 


[/13 Couri St.. Pekiu. 


1. Jesse V. Jones, '93. 

2. Blanch M. Duke, •<J4- 

3 Arthur C. Hodgson, '94- 

4 Elsie M.Manee, '93- 

5. Edward E. Gulick. 94- 

6. Louisa J. Ross, •94. 

7. Ethel M. Huitt, •94- 

PLATE "1." 

,s. Mai la Koliinson, yd. 

9. Edith C. Mills, '95. 

10. Dora Berciter, '95. 

11. Elnora Bereiter. '95- 

12. Ered W. Carstens, >/'. 

13. Otillie Carson, '95- 

14. James B. Vohannan. '')i- 

15. Waller A. Sulherlin, 93. 
i(). Joseph Stamper, '94. 

17. Cyrus W. Webb, '91 

18. Audrey A. Todii. '95. 

19. Edythe M. Roberts. '95 

20. Daisie V. Rice, '94 

FRANK FLAXDEKS. ...... .-pp.-r .\lln;i. 

REV. EDW.XUI) K. (ai.ICK. li. D. - liiii» \V. Cliiinli St.. Cliiiiniiai^ii. 

fJr.uluMli'il fidiii Slmnh'IT iii ISDT. and has siucr liccii i-ii^rau'rii in t'vaii;,'t'l 
isth' work. 

SAI.EIF ('I..VUK II Ai;ii\\ KK. ... MIMtKITT. 

REV. AKTIirU r. HOIXJSOX. CdT lliinl St.. La Sall^-. 

^^■as bom in Ivniiisioii-mi-'ruaiiir- t'liiiiiiy oi' Sui'ii'v. Ki'.;;lanil. .I;:iiiiar.v 1. 
18G(5. He was cdnviM'tcd at llic i-.tic of ciulilccii. aiiii liapli/.cil i-'chniary li'J. 
ISSi"). into tli(> iVllowsliij) of Hnii.van Hai)tisi Clinnli. Kin;;ston-on-'l'hann's. 
Was ono of the charter nicnihcrs of ihc Hnnyan ("haiicl Yonn;: Men's 'I'laininj: 
Class. His tirsi aitcniiii .ii pnlilic siic.ikini: ;ii an oi)i'n-air nn'ciini: in 
liis native rown. .Mardi '21. iss;. I irvui inu- liis life \n the Linspel ministry, lie 

took a eoitfse of f]lenloi:ic-,ll study In IJverponl. l';ilt:land. Whel'e he was lalef 

ordained and iiidd iiis tlrst jiastorate. In the fall of ism ji.. cnne lo .\nierie;i 
and made a hee-line for Slinrtleff CoUejie. .\fier a season of snidy at this 
institntion. he aeeei)ied the eall of the Baptist ("hiireli ;it ('layioa. III. nn 
July 1. ISDT. he resijined his pastorate v.t riayton and went to l.a Salle, wheit 
he lias since been pastoi' of the {''irst Baptist <'hnreii. 

On Aiisrnst 2:'., 1S!»7. .Mr. Hod-sDn was married to .Miss Flora Birket;. of 
I'eoria. 111. 

ETIIKL M.W urn r. -.-... Alton. 

ELIZA AX.X .lOIlXSOX. .-..-. .Vlioii. 

WALTER EKXEST LI-OYl). . . . . I'riiieeton. Kas. 

LILLlE 1. <)VLVTT-('(JX. Vermont. 

EVA VIOLET I'OWLESS. ...... liiixr .\lion. 

-MARY LFCY FRKE. ... . . . . i Alton. • 


LOnS.V .F.\XE ROSS. - - - - • - - - - l»elhi. 

JOSEl'U ST.V.Ml'ER. .--..... Alton 

With R. ^I. Stamp. -r in real estate and loan Imsiness. 


DORA STRorO. ....... I ri'KR Ai.rox. 

WALTER E. rilO.M.VS. -..-.- Carrolllon. 

LEOXARh ('. PKKXT. - - - - CoKltoXW. 


BERT R.. BARRY. - ... R..odhonse. 


DORA V. BEREITER. ... I,., .>;.,||<-. 




OTILLIE CARSON. ----- Ramsey. Fayette Co. 

Teaelier in Fayette County i)ul)lie schools. 

JOSEPH A. D ARROW. cr Fallon. 

t RHYS DAVIPIS. -------- (Danville.) 

LEON DERR. -------- Jerseyville. 

CHAUNCEY S. DICKHUT. ------ Quincy. 

Instructor in penmanship in the Gem City Business College. 



-H.V) Lan,t,'ley Ave., Chicago. 



Upper Alton. 

North Alton. 

Upper Alton. 

242."> First St.. San Diego, Cal. 




Rochester, N. Y. 

Graduated from Shurtleft" in ISIMJ. Instructor in Alton High School, 1S.X5-7. 
Student at Rochester Theological Seminary, 1S97-S. 
EDYTHE MORTON ROBERTS. - . . . . Carrollton. 



BOSCOE S. WALLACE. ----- - Aurora. 







WASHINGTON, PA. Died in I pper Alton. 



Bunker Hill. 


OS(\\li BKXTOX IIKSS. .... II. i tick. 


JOAN IIOP.SO.N. l|.|,.r Allnii. 

DAVID .lOIIXSOX. II.nninoiHl. 


WILLIAM H. IMtA.NKLIX I()M:S. - - - W ASI I L\ < IIO \. I'A. 

ZOA VIOLA KELLEY. n.:nini<uii, Ky. 



iir(Jii orixcY iMouToN. - - . . .\K\\ i-.ruNsiDi:. 

EALMAXLEL TAYXE. - - . . . I'niily( \ iminr. WmIcs. 

DORSEY POOLE. - . . . . . NLiihIicsi.t. 



JAMES CALVIX RICHARDSON. 15. D. - - Riiclicsh-r. N. \. 

Cradua'ten froiji ShnrtU'fi' 'riicolD.iiicMl Dei):irtni("ni in IS'iY. SnuliMii m 
Rochester Theolosifal Soniinaiy. 

MARIA ROBIXSOX. (mi r. lit, ,11 

IDELLA VIOLA RrTIIERFORD. . - ... M.iii.ssa. 

JEAN HUGO SKILES. Diiiil.ip. T.un. 

JOHN SPRIGGS. - Luuisvill.'. 

ALY'CE :\IAY SWISHER. - . - . . rf'PEU A LION 



LYDIA (;EXE^■IEVE WEBSTER. - - - IT'PEK A 1. T* >\. 

BERTRA:M WELCH. . . - . MT. \KKN(».\. i.\D. 

EDW.JlRD M. WER'I'. (:.ii.<. ,-. 




MAUDE ETHEL D.MtUOW. ... (il'.M.i.nN 





































Located, ---..-.. §44 

No Trace, ---.-... 224 

Known to be Dead, .---... 205 

Total, ----- 1,273 

Number of life sketches, three lines or over, - - - 302 

.SPECIAL.. — For the sake of variety in perusing tills long and monotonous Roster^ pages 22q, 2jo and 
23 1 VI ay be read in renter se order. 


1. Maj. Joseph S. Smith. 

2. Maj. Henry L. Field. 

3. Capt. Edmund D. Keirsey. 



4. *Capt. Henry S. Spauiding. 

5. Gen. John M. Palmer. 

6. *Capt. William W. Leverett. 

-. Ass't-Surg. James Miner. 
M. Col. Andrew F. Rodgers. 
9. Oliver J. Flick. 

())ur §olMcc iOou^ri. 

A List of Alpha Zetans Who Have Served Their Country 
and the Union on the Field of Battle. 


fService not learned. 

In cases where the service is known, it is in th.- inf..ntry .nd the ('iv.l War unless 
something else is distinctly specified. 

The yenrs ;.fter the n mies denote lime ot j.^inin^ the Society, and refer to General 


-i^JOHN FREEMAN, '43, Indian fi.LilittT undtT (Icn. John C. Fremont. 
*W. G. TAYLOR, '43, served in Mexican War. 
ASS'T SURG. ISAAC E. HARDY, '44. Volunteer in Mexican War; A. A. 

Surgeon in Ci\il War. 
COL ANDREW F. HOUGERS, '44, Co. H, id 111. inl.. Mexican War; 
Capt. Co. B, SOtii 111., Civil War; Lieut. -O-l. Co. B, SOtii ill.. 
Civil War; Colonel Co. B, SUtli 111., Civil War. 

*tCAPT. JOHN TRIBLE, '44, served in Civil War. 
*CAPT HENRY S. SPAULDlN(i, '45, Orderly Sergeant. Co. B. 24th New 
Jersey; Second l,ieut. Co. 1. 24th New Jersey; Capt. Co. B. 3Stli 
New Jersey. 
CAPT. HDMUND 1). KEIRSEY, '46, First Lieut. C. K, Sdth 111.; Capt. 
Co. K, 8()tli 111, 


MaJ. JOSEPH S. SMITH, '46, Major in 10th III. Cavalry. 

tHlRAM D. WOOD, '46, served in Mexican War. 

tCAPT. FRANCIS W. FOX, '47, served in Civil War. 

*tGEORGE 1. FOSTER, '49, served in Mexican War. 

*tJOHN E. MOORE, '49, served in Civil War. 

*tROBERT N. RATTAN, '49, served in Civil War; died of starvation in 
Libby Prison. 

CAPT. GEORGE W. S. BELL, '50, First Lieut. Co. F, 12th Kansas; 
Capt. Co. F, 12th Kansas. 

tCAPT. Calvin a. pease, '50, served in Civil War. 

*tGEORGE A. PEASE, '50, served in Civil War. 

*HENRY C. spears, '50, 114th 111. Vols. 

*JAMES W. BELL, '51, Co. F, 114th 111. (died in army). 

MAJOR HENRY L. FIELD, '51, Capt. 124th III. Vols.; Major 124th 111. 

ASS'T SURG. JAMES MINER, '51, Ass't Surgeon, 101st ill. Vols. 
tJOHN H. MlZE, '52, served in Mexican War. 
*J0HN p. LAWTON, '53, 33d 111. Vols. 

^WILLIAM W. LEVERETT, '53, Co. C, 124th III.; Private Secretary to 
Brig. -Gen. Brayman ; Captain of a colored company. 

THOMAS M. LONG, '53, Employed in Commissary Department. 

*ASS'T SURG. EBENEZER RODGERS, JR., '53, Ass't Surgeon, SOtli 111. 

^=CAPT. GEORGE HUNTER, '54, Co. K, 7th 111. Vols.; Capt. Co. K, 7th 
ill. Vols. 

*+MOSES M. RANDOLPH, '54, served in Civil War. 


Col. JOHN P. Baker. '55, BirM-ttrd Major tor <:allanti>- at Pirasant 
Hill; Bi\t. lj(.'Ut.-Ciil. \nY nuTitmious st.T\ic(.-s (.iuriii^: tin- Ci\il 

*tJAMES MONAGAN, '55, served in Ci\il War (died in army). 

*tROBERT 1.. WEBR, '55, served in Ci\il War (died in navy). 

*tWlLLIAM W. FOUTCH, '56, served in Civil War (died in army). 

*tJOSEPH H. ROBINSON, '56, served in Ci\ il War (died in army). 

LIEUT. JOHN W. TERRY, '56, First Lieut. Co. C, 124th Illinois. 

*CYRUS A. BAILEY, '57, SM Illinois Volunteers. 

tJOHN H. WOODS, '58, served in Civil War. 

*tTHORNTON HUGHES, '59, served in Civil War (died in army). 

'^i-LEWIS P. KlNMAN, '59, ser\ed in Civil War. 

OLIVER J. FLICK, '60, Frontiersman and Indian Fighter. 

tRiOLLAY F. GRAY, '60. served in Ci\il War. 

SERGT. CHARLES A. HOBBS, '60. First Serjeant Co. B, OOtli 111. \ols. 

*JOHN M. HOBBS, '60, .^.vl Illinois Volunteers (died in army). 

'i'tJOHN M. KING, '60, served in Civil War. 

tJOHN E. VERTREES, '60, served in Ci\il War (100-da\- \ol^.) 

*tLlEUT. PETER (i. WEYHRICK, '60, served in Ci\il War. 

tHENRY H. BEACH, '61, served in Ci\il War (lOO-day Vols.) 

*tHARL(J\V M. STREET, '61, serwil in Ci\il War (died in arm\). 

AIULIA C. McHLVAIN, '62, Co. h, l.^VI 111. \'o|s. 

CALOWAY NASH, '6.^, ISM 111. \ols. 

*EDWARD (i. BRAMBLE, '65. Co. I, 6,Slli ill.; Co. H, 17tli 111. 

FRANK M. COARU, '65, Co. G. lOlst 111. 


William H. DORWARD, '65, 29tli Wisconsin. 
tLlEUT. THOMAS J. KEITH, '65, served in Civil War. 
tCHARLES F. MINER, '65, Served in Civil War. 

SMILEY N. CHAMBERS, '66, 115th Ind. Vols.; also in artillery service. 

tJOHN F. HOWARD, '66, served in Civil War (100-day Vols.) 

tSERGT. JOHN E. INGHAM, '66, served in Civil War. 

SERGT. EDWIN B. MILLER, '66, Corporal Co. H, 1st Minn. Vols.; Ser- 
geant Co. H, 1st Minn. Vols. 

WILLIAM H. HEARNE, '68, Co. C. 6th Ind. Vols. 

PHILIP S. MOXOM. '68, Co. C, 17th 111. Cavalry. 

JAMES T. TOWEY, '86, Co. H, 25th Ind. Vols. 

CHARLES K. SWAIN, '90, 111. Naval Cadets (1st Battalion), War with 



























ur 3F circles 11 jHtCTacmavic!:;;. 


These are nearly all B:iptists, and have ^one out the auspu.-s ..I the various 
Baptist organizations. 

The yeais after the names denote time of joiniuf; the Society, and refer to (leneral 

REV. CYRUS F. TOLMAN, I). L)., 'SO; tliiet- years in Assam, rliit-tly at 

REV. JOHN W. TERRY. A. M., '56; at Madrid, Spain, undrr appoint- 
ment of the American Baptist Missionary Union. 

REV. DANIEL H. DRAKE, A. B., B. D., '64; lour years amonu tlie Telu- 
(jLis at Kurnool ; ti\e years at Madras. 

REV. THOMAS J. KEITH, D. L)., '65; tour years at Goalpara, Assam. 
Made a grammar and dictionary of the Ciaro lan^uaye, and trans- 
lated the four Gospels into that tongue. 

REV. MOUN(i THANBYAH, '65; a native Karen who came to America and 
obtained an education, then relumed to work among hi> people. 

*REV. WILLIAM H. BRADT, '71; missionary to China. Died in IS'b- 

REV. WILLIAM H. BEEBY, A. M., B. D.. 7.^. one year learning TeUigu 
language, and preaching at Madras, India; four vears am .ng the 
Telugus near Secunderabad and at Kazipet, Deccan. 

MRS. BERTHA BULKLEY-ROACH, A. M.. '11 \ ten years' service in 

REV. JUSTUS L. BULKLEY, A. M., B. D., "76; eight years in Burma. 


REV. Samuel a. PERRINE, 77; five years at Molung and Impur, Naga 
Hills, Assam. 

PROF. EDGAR B. ROACH, A. M., '79; four years Supt- Baptist Mission 
Press, Rangoon, Burma; seven years Professor in Rangoon Baptist 

MRS. GERTRUDE P. CLINTON-GILMORE, Ph. B., '85; live years a 
teacher in Rangoon Baptist College; seven months at Tavoy, 





oi- riiK 

JVlpInt Sctn Soctctn of ^Intrtlcfi CoUcc^c 


We, the undersiijned, bein^ desirous of enlariiin^ and einieliiiiii our 
fund of general information, strengthening our mutual powers, carefully 
cultivating our moral and social natures, and gaining correct information 
as to the manner of doing business in deliberative bodies — in the pursuit of 
which objects we desire to exhibit a due consideration for the opinions and 
feelings of others, to maintain a perfect command of temper, and to seek 
for the truth in all our exercises; do declare ourselves an association for 
mutual improvement in elocution, composition, debate, critici>m, business, 
music, and adopt for our government the following 




The name of this association shall be the ALPHA ZETA SOCIETY OF 

A H T I C L H II. 


SECTION 1. The members of this Society shall be of four classes — 
active, associate, constitutional and honorary. 

Sec. 2. Any student of Shurtleff College shall be eligible to election 
as an active member of this Society, and may become such on receiving the 


approval of tlie Executive Committee, a vote of two-thirds of the members 
present at any regular meeting, signing the constitution and paying the fee 
of initiation. 

Sec. 3. Associate members shall be those who are excused by vote 
of the Society from their literary duties for a term or more ; also of those 
honorably dismissed from College while active members. Any of the latter 
class on returning to College may become active by paying the fee for the 
current term. 

Sec. 4. Any active or resident associate member failing to pay his 
dues to the Society at the time required, shall thereafter be considered a 
constitutional member, and as such shall have none of the privileges of an 
active member except to rank himself with the Society on public occasions 
and to be present at its literary meetings. He may, however, be restored 
to active membership by vote of the Society and payment of a fee of fifty 

Sec. 5. Honorary members of this Society shall consist of all its 
Alumni, the Faculty of Shurtleff College, including that of the Theological 
Department, and such other literary or professional gentlemen or ladies os 
the Society may elect by a two-thirds vote. 

Sec. 6. Any member excepting an honorary member, on joining any 
other literary society of the College, shall cease to be a member of this 



The officers of this Society shall consist of a President, Vice-President, 
Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Librarian, Critic, 
Editor-in-Chief, Chaplain, Sergeant-at-Arms, Historian, and Poet- 



SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the President: 

1st. To preside at all meetings of the Society. 

2d. To announce the business in the order in which it is to be 
acted upon. 

3d. To receive and submit in proper manner, all motions and propo- 
sitions presented by members, and to announce the result. 

4th. To enforce on all occasions a due observance of the rules and 
regulations of the Society. 

5th. To appoint all committees not otherwise provided for. 

6th. To see at the beginning of his term that there is a full Board of 

7tli. To make the regular literary appointments. 


8th. To vnW ill all cases of balloliiiu, hut in no othi-r t-wi-pt a tii-, 
when he shall ^iive the castinfi; xote. 

9th. To authenticate by his siiinatuir. wlun ni-ci-ssary, all the acts, 
orders and proceedings of the Society. 

lOtli. To inform the Society, when necessary- or when referred to lor 
that purpose, on any point of order or practice. 

11th. hi general to represent and stand for the Society ckclarin^ its 
will and in all things obeying implicitl\- its commands. 

12th. Before leaving his chair at the close of his term ol oflice, he 
shall deli\er a valediciory address, not e.xceeding ten minutes in length. 

SEC. 2. it shall be the duty of the Vice-President to perform the 
duties of President in the absence of that officer, or in case of his vacating 
the chair to participate in the proceedings. 

SEC. .•?. It shall be the duty of the (Chaplain to open each regular 
meeting with prayer. 

Sec. 4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspond- 
ence. He shall take the chair and act as PresieUnt in the absence of botii 
President and Vice-President. 

Sec. 5. The Recording Secretary shall keep a faithful record of all 
the proceedings of each meeting; he shall also be responsible tor all books, 
papers and writings of the Society committed to his care, and shall trans- 
fer the same to his successor at the close of his term of office; he shall at 
all times keep on hand an alphabetical list of the active members, and an- 
other of the honorary members; he shall furnish weekly to the drill com- 
mittee a list of those on the program for the following week; he shall 
conduct the roll-call and immediately report all delinquencies to the President; 
he shall inform in writing those upon whom fines have been imposed, and 
report the same to the President; he shall notify members of their appoint- 
ment to any otf^ice or duty, and shall issue all required notices. 

Sec. 6. The Treasurer shall receive from the former Treasurer all 
moneys belonging to the Society; he shall also collect all initiation and 
term fees and fines, and receive all donations of money; he shall pa_\' out 
money as ordered by the Society, on receiving a writtc-n order then-ior 
signed by the President and the Recording Secretary ; shall keep an accu- 
rate account of all receipts and I'xpenditures, and at the close of his term (»t 
office shall make a written repoit of the same, and shall turn ox'erall mone.vs 
or other pmpi-rtN' of the Society in his possession, to his successor in office. 

Sec. 7. I he Librarian shall be elected at the beginning of eacii col- 
lege-year, and shall continue in office through(»ut the year, such Librarian 
upon election becoming a member of the Board of Trustees; he shall pro- 
vide and keep an entire classification and catalogue of all the books; at 
each regular meeting he shall open the library and issue books, which shall 
not be retained longer than two weeks. The issue of each book shall be 
carefully registered. For all books lost on account of his negligence, he 


shall refund to the Society fifty per cent of the appraised value- To the 
Trustees he shall make a quarterly report of all books lost and received, 
and of the general condition of the library. At the close of his term of 
office he shall make a written report of the condition of the library when he 
took charge of it, the number of books, if any, received during his term of 
office, and the whole number belonging to the library at the time of his 
report, and shall turn over all books, papers and writings belonging in his 
department, to his successor in office. 

Sec. 8. The Critic shall, at each regular meeting, criticise all the ex- 
ercises of the Society which in his judgment are subject to criticism. 

Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the Editor-in-Chief to examine care- 
fully each issue of the ALPHA ZETA JOURNAL, eliminating everything he 
deems objectionable. He shall also bind each volume and keep it on file in a 
presentable shape; shall prevent any mutilation of the JOURNALS, and 
shall be responsible for the papers unless he can report upon whom the 
blame rests- 

SEC. 10. The Historian shall preserve the records of the Society, and 
all papers relating to its history that may come into his possession ; he 
shall provide and keep a list of all the members of the Society, together 
with such facts regarding them as he may consider of interest or import- 
ance to the Society. 

Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the Poet-Laureate to write up, in 
verse, the principal events in the Society's life, as they transpire. 

Sec. 12. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall preserve order in the hall dur- 
ing the meetings; he shall also act as doorkeeper and as usher. 


SECTION 1. There shall be five standing committees of three mem- 
bers each, appointed by the President, for each official term, viz.: 
Executive Committee, a Committee on Questions, a Drill Committee, a 
Committee on Music, and a Printing Committee. Four standing com- 
mittees shall be chosen by the Society for the college-year, viz.: an 
Auditing Committee, a Committee on Public Exercises (of which the Cor- 
responding Secretary shall be Chairman), a Lecture Committee, and a 
Review Committee. 

Sec. 2. The Committee on Public Exercises shall have general 
supervision of all public meetings of the Society, and shall procure suitable 
places for holding the same. For each of these meetings they shall elect 
the participants, determine the number, character and arrangement of the 
exercises — subject, however, to the will of the Society — and do all in their 
power to promote its highest good and development. They shall report 
to the Society their plans for each public meeting, at least eight weeks 


betore tilt* same is to (>L\ur. Wlu-ii Contests occur, tin- Coinniittta- sli.ill 
have tlie same power as in public meetings. 

SEC. 3, The Executi\e Committee shall lia\e charge o| tin- Society 
Hall, and shall see that the same (with furniture therein) is Uept in K'ood 
order. They shall see that the stage is put up and other necessary ar- 
rangements made for public meetings and lectures, calling on otlier mem- 
bers for assistance when necessary. They shall purchase, by order of the 
Society, any furniture or other property which may from time to time be 
needed. They shall also constitute a Membership Committee and shall pass 
upon the names of all prospectixe members, and no name shall be proposed 
to the Society that shall not meet with their approval. At the close of their 
term of oftlce, they shall make a full written report of their doings. 

SEC. 4. The Committee on Questions shall at each regular literary 
meeting present at least three questions suitable for discussion at the third 
regular literary meeting thereafter. 

SEC. 5. The Auditing Committee shall examine and \erify all reports 
of the Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary and librarian, and report the 
result before going out of office. 

SEC. 6. The Committee on Music shall see that suitable music is 
prepared and furnished for each regular literary meeting. 

SEC. 7. The Drill Committee shall see that all on the program are 
prepared and drilled. 

SEC 8. The Lecture Committee shall, in conference with a similar 
committee from Sigma Phi, and with the President of the College, arrange 
for College Lecture Courses. 

SEC 9. It shall be the duty of the Keviez^' Committee to write the 
Society notes for each issue of the College paper. 

SEC 10. It shall be the duty of the Printing Committee to arrange 
for the printing of the programs for each literary meeting. 



The Janitor shall be hired by the Executive Coniniittcc and appro\ed 
by the Society at the sec(»nd regular business meeting of each year. Said 
Committee shall determine his compensation, which shall not exceed (me 
dollar and fifty cents per month. In case of failure to discharge his duties 
satisfactorily, or in case of periiiannil inability, the Committee shall refer 
the matter to the Society, which may declare the office vacant. 

APIICI.H \'ll. 


In case any ofticer or committeeman fails to discharge his duties satis- 
factorily, or in case of any permanent inability, the Trustees, upon 


complaint of not less than three members, shall refer the matter to the 
Society, which may declare the office vacant and proceed to a new election. 



No alterations or amendments of the Constitution shall be made with- 
out the concurrence of two-thirds of the active members present at a regular 
meeting, notice of the proposed alteration or amendment having been given 
at least two weeks before the action of the Society thereupon. 



Section l. The meetings of this Society shall be weekly and 

Sec. 2. The weekly meetings shall be held every Friday evening 
during the college-year, at 8 o'clock, unless otherwise ordered by the 
Society. The monthly meetings shall be held upon the first Monday even- 
ing of each month during the college-year, with the exception of the 
month of January, when it shall be held on the second Monday of said 
month; and September, when it shall take place on the first Monday follow- 
ing the opening of College. 

SEC. 3. The annual meetings shall be held at a time selected by the 
Committee on Public Exercises and approved by the Society. 

SEC. 4. Nine members shall constitute a quorum to do business, at 
any meeting of the Society. 

SEC. 5. A special meeting may at any time be called by the Presi- 
dent, at the written request of five members. 

Sec. 6. A roll of the active members shall be called at every regular 
business meeting of the Society, at the time appointed for the opening 

SEC. 7. The Society shall enter into no literary contests with any 
other Society of Shurtleff College. 



SECTION 1. The literary exercises of each weekly meeting shall 
consist of declamations, orations, essays, unwritten speeches, extemporan- 


eons speeches — imt to excei-J liw miiiutis in Ifiij^th, subji-it l<i hi- ;l^si^lK■tl 
immediately before tlie preeeJin>i exi-ieise; liihatc, aiul siuli otlur prifiuni- 
ances as the Society may decide upon. 

Sec. 2. Declainieis, essayists, orators, etc., sliail be appoiiiti-d tlirte 
weeks previous to their appearand', but no membi-r shall be requinti 1o 
perform any of these duties oftmi-r than onci- in two weeks. 


Section l. IIk' question for debate' siiall be cIiomu three wi-eks 
previous to its discussion. The President shall appnint disputants wlm 
shall choose sides. 

Sec. 2. No exercise shall exceed ei^ht minutes in lenjith; nnr shall 
any member speak more than once on debate, but tlu' afllrmative mav ha\e 
three minutes in which to review arguments. 


Section l. To become an active member (^f tins S(Kiet>, an uiuu- 
tion fee one dollar shall be required. 

SEC. 2. A term fee of fifty cents sliall be required from eacli active 
and resident associate member, within two weeks after the openinji of 
each College term, provided that such fee shall not be required for the tirst 
term of any member's connection with the Society. 


SECTION 1. An election of officers shall take place at the tirst regular 
business meeting of each college-year, and thereafter on the tirst Monday 
of November, second Monday of January, and first Monday of April. 

SEC. 2. The Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Hditcr- in -Chief, 
Librarian, Historian, and Poet-Laureate shall be elected at the lirst regular 
business meeting of each college-year; their term of ni'Ucr to contiinn- om- 

SEC. 3. A special election may be held at an\' regular business meet- 
ing, to fill a vacant office. 

SEC. 4. All officers shall be elected by ballot except the Chaplain, 
who shall be appointed by the President. 

SEC. 5. All voting on the admission of honorary members shall be 
by ballot. 

Sec. 6. The Auditing Committee, the Committee on Public Hxer- 
cises. and the Lecture [Committee shall be elected at the first ri'gular 
business meeting of the college-year. 




Section l. Any mt-mber who fails to till his place on the program, 
either in person or by substitute, without a reasonable excuse, shall be 
fined twenty-five cents. 

Sec. 2. Any member using tobacco or refreshments in the Society 
Hall, leaning his head against the wall, or in any way soiling or defacing 
the furniture, or otherwise conducting himself in a manner unbecoming a 
gentleman or lady, shall be fined not less than ten nor more than fifty 

Sec. 3. Any active member not present at the roll-call of any busi- 
ness meeting without a reasonable excuse shall be fined ten cents. If 
absent from the entire meeting, this fine shall be increased to twenty-five 

Sec. 4. When the unpaid tines or dues of any member shall exceed 
fifty cents, he shall become a constitutional member until such fines or 
dues are paid. 

Sec. 5. All fines shall be imposed by the President, subject, however, 
to an appeal to the Society. 



Section l. Any part of the Constitution, By-Laws or Rules of Order 
may be suspended for a single meeting by a vote of two-thirds of the mem- 
bers present at such meeting. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secretary, at the 
last weekly meeting of the college-year, to read before the Society a con- 
densed report of its operations during the year, number of public meetings, 
public lectures, and the income therefrom, the number of books added to the 
library, the condition of the Society at the time the report is made, and 
its immediate wants; which report shall be filed away among the records 
of the Society. 

Sec. 3. All final reports of the Corresponding Secretary (both of cor- 
respondence and Society public exercises), the Recording Secretary, 
Treasurer, Librarian and the Executive and Auditing Committees, shall be 
written, and shall be filed away at least until the close of the college-year, 
together with the Society correspondence. 



In all questions of parliamentary usage not herein specified, "Robert's 
Rules of Order" shall be our standard authority. 


A !<• I I C I. h IX. 


Tliest^ By-Laws, and Kuk's of Order tollowiiiu, may be altt-ri'd or 
amended in tlie same manner as the Constitution. (See Constiliitinn, 
Art. VI.) 


1. After the meeting has been called to order, each member shall tal<e 
a seat, which he shall be required to occupy during the evening, and shall 
not interrupt the proceedings bv reading, con\'ersation, or otlurwisi', with- 
out permission of the President. 

2. When a motion lias been made and decided, any member, e.xcept 
those who voted with the minority, may move the reconsideration thereof 
if done within six weeks after being acted upon. 

3. No member shall speak more than twice upon the same subject, 
nor longer than two minutes. 

4. When a motion to adjourn is carried, no member shall lea\e his 
seat until the President shall have pronounced the Society adjourned. 


1. Call to order. 

1. Prayer. 

J. Roll-call. 

4. Heading of minutes ol last Business Meeting. 

5. Reports of Officers. 

6. Reports of Standing Committees. 

7. Reports of Special Committees. 

8. Unfinished Business. 

9. New Business. 

10. Reception of Members. 

1 1 . (jood of Society. 

12. Adiournnieiit. 



(Private Laws of Illinois; Vol. 2, 1867, w 363.) 

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General 
Assembly : 

SECTION 1. That Samuel O. Curtiss, Henry L. Field, Solomon 
Draper, Frederick Hill, Linn Bedell, Thomas J. Keith and John M. Titter- 
ington, and their successors, be and the same are hereby created a body 
politic and corporate, to be styled and known by the name of "THE 
and by that style and name to remain and have perpetual succession. 
The said corporation shall remain connected with Shurtleff College, in 
Upper Alton, and county of Madison, and shall at all times be subject to 
the rules and regulations of said college. The number of Trustees shall 
not exceed nine, exclusive of President and Corresponding Secretary, who 
shall, ex-off"icio, be members of the Board of Trustees. Five members of 
the Board shall constitute a quorum to do business. For the present the 
above named individuals shall constitute the Board. Vacancies may at 
any time be filled by the Society from its active members. All elections of 
Trustees shall be by ballot, hi case any Trustee shall be elected Presi- 
dent or Corresponding Secretary, the vacancy or vacancies so occasioned 
may be filled, for the time, by other members of the Society duly elected 
for that purpose. 

SEC. 2. The object of this corporation shall be the promotion of the 
interests of education by advancing and improving the members of said 
Alpha Zeta Society in original composition, extemporaneous speaking, de- 
bate, criticism, parliamentary business, and whatever else is usually contem- 
plated in the best literary societies — -thus preparing its members to dis- 


Charlie lioiiorably and iisclully llu- \arinus Jutii's ol lilr wliii li may iliAoKe 
upon tlum. 

Sec. 3. The corpiiratL' powers lieiehy best(»W(.'d shall he sui.h only 
as are essential or useful in the attainment of the objects of said Society, 
and such as are usually conferred on similar corporate bodies, vi/. : to have 
perpetual succession, to make contracts, to sue and be sued, defend and 
be defended, implead and be impleaded, in courts of law and equity ; to 
grant and receive, by its corporate name, and to do all other acts as nat- 
ural persons may; to accept, acquire, purchase, or sell propi-rty or mone\', 
belonging to said Society, as the Society may from time to time direct; to 
have a common seal, and to alter or chan^ze the same; and to make such by- 
laws for its rey;ulations as are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws 
of the United States, or of this State, or of the institution with which this 
Society is connected. 

SEC. 4. The action n\ the said Trustees shall at all times be sub- 
ject to the control of the Society; and no sales, purchases or i-.\clianm.'S of 
property, in its behalf, shall occur without the lonsmt of the Society. 
The Trustees may elect their own chairman, and through him or any of 
tluir number, shall, whenever required, report their froceedinys to the 
Society. At the close of each college term, tlu-y shall, throu}:h their chair- 
man or some other member designated for that purpose, present to the 
Society a full written report of all their proceedings during the term. 

Sec. 5. In case any donation, devise, or bequest shall be made to 
the Society, for particular purposes, accordant with the objects of the 
Society, and the Trustees shall accept the same, ever\- such d()nati(»n, de- 
vise, or bequest shall be applied in conformity with tlu' I'xpress conditions 
of the donor or devisor. 

Approved February 20, 1.S07. 




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