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Progress of the Fraternity (C. B, Perry), - - - 11 

Banquet of the New England Association (A. Z. Bartleit), - 16 

N. Y. Graduate Association Banquet, - - - - 19 

Poem — ''Autumn Days" (C. B, Perry), • - - 21 

Necrology, ---- 25 

Editorials, - 28 

Charge Letters, - - 29 

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J. W. CURTIS, M. D., 



VOL. IV. FEBRUAET, 1888. No. 1. 


Head at the forty-first anniyersary of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity on the 
oooasion of the conyention banquet, Noyember 18th, 1887, at the Hotel * 
Brunswick, Fifth Aye., N. Y., by Jacob Spahn, of the Chi charge. 

He whom you ask to troll a rhyme this day 
Hath but a feeble voice for tuneful song. 
He nears with trembling limbs your festive board. 
And bears a halt and puny lire along, 
Looks then around, and mem'ry slow recalls 
A happy time and Alma Mater's walls ; 
Looks once again, and on each older face 
'Twould seem the recollection fond could trace. 

All together, all together, once, once again, 

I seem to hear the voices blending 

In a college strain. 

Heart how it throbs within me 

While the echo rolls along. 

Hail, in air the glee is ringing. 

Hark, the old familiar song I 

" Nelly was a lady; 

Last night she died. 

Toll the bell for lovely Nell, 

My dark Virginia bride."— 

Toll the bell, thou ancient man ; 

Liken Nell to thine illusions — 


Dead — dispelled like any "fad" — 
With their fatuous profusions. 
Ahy the golden hopes of college 
When the future held in store 
Honors to be wrung by knowledge 
From a world that is no more. 
Thou hast seen the fool adyancing 
And advanced in Fortune's smile. 
Now nor sight the most entrancing 
Oan the jaundiced eye beguile. 
Then, landlord, fill the flowing bowl 
Till the cup runs over, 
For to-night we'll merry, merry be. 
To-morrow we'll grow sober. 
Ah, the morrow, grim delusion I 
Drain your glasses, now a glee ; ' 
And the mandolin be strumming 
To a burst of melody. 
Sore the penalty I warrant 
All the bibulous will pay. 
Yet for some it is abhorrent 
Dry to close a banquet day. 
Oh, they view their wordly mission, 
Bambling rakes of poverty. 
With a smile of cold derision, 
Keeping from sad savior &ee. 

Truly no to-morrow is. 
Live the now, while time be flying, 
Becognizing wisely this : 
Earthly life is only dying ; 
' And the king in royal purple, 
Throned within the palace wall, 
Like his humble subject millions, 
Slave is to a bone[man's call. 
Idle, then, the game of empire, 
Power and the sway of men ; 
Idle, then, the boast of glory, 


Place and riches. They have been* 
Do I see grim Death appearing 
Everywhere no welcome guest ? 
Does he quench the lightly jokelet 
From the dteading human breast? 
Not my spirits shall he dampen, 
Though I know his power well. 
While I live I'll surely rule him, 
And to pleasure yield the spell. 
Bring the cup that crowneth bliss, then. 
Ho the goblet rosy laden ! 
Ah the smile, the frown, the kiss then, 
Of a sweet and blushing maiden. 

Nut brown maid, I lovefyou — 
Love you brown, brunette, or fair. 
Though I know that love is troublous, 
Full of stormy times and care. 
Yet among all human visions 
Choose me one superber than 
Yenus of the rounded bosom, 
To enthrall the sight of man. 
Ah, I see a curl neglected ; 
It is dim — a limpid eye. 
And a goddess is subjected 
To a cradled infant's cry. 
Have the lispings of a poet. 
And two lover's raptures thus 
Ended in a prose existence. 
And the household's common fuss ? 
But the sight shall not deceive me, 
Love will be triumphant still. 
And the spell of her caresses 
Never fail to cause a thrill. 

When we first came in this campus 
Freshmen we, as green as grass ; 
Now as grave and rev'rend seniors. 

10 THE SmSLD. 

We bemoan that blissful past 
Happy in a lack of knowledge, 
We grew wise a later time, 
In the world's unkindly college, 
To the potent Dollar's rhyme ; 
Where the quack can thrive abundant 
While the sage but breaks his heart ; 
Where thelvirtues, quite redundant, 
Play a sickly minor part ; 
Where 'tis taught to be no sin, sir, 
* To take the fresh man in, air. 
And ease him of his tin, sir, 
To drive the wolf away. 
Where Bohunkus and Josephus 
Fine must learn to grind all callow 
Wit upon the stone Experience, 
And where depths which seem, are shallow. 
Yet Sahara has oases. 
In life's desert waste are hours 
Like to this, and we'll be jolly 
To the limit of our powers. 
We will drain to holy friendship 
Yet a cup and still another. 
For, indeed, the friend among us 
Sticketh closer than a brother. 
Aye, joyful we greet you. 
Brothers, so good and true, 
'Neath the black, white and blue 
Banner we love. 
Baise now the chorus high 
Praise Theta Delta Om. 
Bright shine our stars above 
Love cannot die. 

I hope we ne'er must say farewell, 
And breathe the parting sigh. 
To Theta Delt and all its joys, 
And bid the whole goodby. 


I know around a banquet board, 
WHen other years arrive. 
The toast to Theta Delta Ohi 
Will ever hap survive. 



When the roll of charges was called at the forty-first Con- 
vention recently held, and the delegates from every charge 
but two — one of which it was known would be represented 
the next morning — answered to the call, there was an im- 
pression made upon all present that the convention had met 
for serious and earnest work. A goodly number of gradu- 
ates were also present, not sauntering in at the end of the after- 
noon sessions, or just in time for the closing banquet, but 
many of them present from the first hour till the last of 
each business session putting their strong shoulders to the 
legislative wheel, ready to do their share of the work, not 
only in the debates upon the floor, but in the more tedious 
work of the committee rooms. Some of these brothers did 
not come from neighboring streets of the same city, but had 
travelled long distances, as had such old " War Sorses " as 
Bros. Bartlett and Smith, of Boston, Eamball, of Rochester, 
and Tower, of Providence. 

Another gratifying feature of this late convention, was the 
readiness of delegates to sit steadily at work for many con- 
secutive hour8 without murmuring. The hours for " seeing 
the town," were curtailed, and the '' red " with which they 
would gladly have " painted the town," they left unused with 
cheerful resignation, to attend to the interests of our Fra- 

In these respects the convention was a truly representative 
assembly. It well symbolized that spirit which, in greater 
or less degree, indeed, has ever marked the history of Theta 
Delta Ohi, but which, it is believed, has been especially 


quickened and extended during the past year, and may ever 
be pleasantly dated by the term of office of Brothers Ourtis, 
Blandy and Hill. Some of the delegates represented charges 
which had seen their day of affliction since the assembly of 
Brothers the year before, but, as might be expected, of 
charges boasting of a long and honored ancestry, and nur* 
sed with the sagas and cherished traditions of the valor of 
other days, they had manfully breasted the waves and sent 
brothers to the convention whose loyalty and earnestness 
had been as hardened and developed in the pangs and travail 
in which they had been begotten, as were their hardy limbs 
in the struggles in which they had won athletic honors. 
To joy that was felt that no star had during the year 
been lost to the galaxy; that no clouds had been able 
to put out the light of a single star that shines in the Fratei - 
uity's dome of blue, the convention thrilled with a delight 
that did not confine itself to inaudible expression, when the 
delegates from the regenerated Zeta were introduced upon 
the floor. As the older Tower, now gray, if not vine-clad, 
with the years that have seen many of the scenes of Zeta's 
past, was viewed, beside the younger Tower rising in fair 
proportions — a very respectable little pinnacle indeed — 
one could but think of the father and son, a goodly pair of 
brothers, as forming a fitting type of the external youth and 
inextinguishable fire that from generation to generation 
keeps warm the heart of our fraternity. The convention 
listened with the deepest — often with the loudest — expres- 
sions of . interest of the accounts of Brothers Tower and 
Frost of the Zeta, as they told of the goodly start that had 
been made at Brown, and the earnest and generous efforts 
of the graduates in Providence, which witnessed to their un- 
dying loyalty. 

To the pleasure of welcoming the Zeta to its old place was 
soon to be added that of fitting up a new throne for the 
Episilon Deuteron, the newly established charge at Yale. 
The excellent ^opportunity of entering a college that is now 
assuming with its various departments the proportions of a 
true University, and thus being represented at one of the 


oldest and most honored seats of learning in the country, 
without departing from our policy of never, under any 
circumstances, permitting the pernicious system of class 
societies, was gladly welcomed by the Fraternity. The 
existence of a charge of a Fraternity whose genius makes it 
incomprehensible to its brothers how Fraternity bonds can 
be limited to the brief space of twelve months, cannot but 
have a healthful influence on Fraternity spirit at Yale. 
The personnel of tjhe eight Brothers who were initiated at 
the convention assures the Fraternity, in turn, that seldom 
has she been more strengthened by extending her tri-color 
mantle over another charge. These signs of solid growth 
considered in connection with the initiation of 115 new 
members during the year, as reported by the various charges, 
and the gratifying statistics that might to be drawn from 
their reports of increased punctuality in duties, are reassur- 
. ing to the older Brothers of the Fraternity, who, scattered 
throughout the land, watch with a paternal as well as 
fraternal interest, the spirit and life in the active Charges 
that form the part of the Fraternity, which constiutes her 
heart, where the springs of life and healthy action must 
ever originate. 

To the progress in numbers may be added the increase in 
property during the year. The beautiful Chapter House in 
process of erection, and now nearly completed, of thePsi, sit- 
ting like a queen upon the fair hill which Hamilton College 
crowns, is a step in the right direction which it is hoped will 
in time be followed by many of our charges. To the writer, 
who had the pleasure, a few weeks since, of going over the 
house with the brothers of Psi, it is, from its substantial 
roomy appearance and the absence of a good deal of the 
showy " ginger bread " ornament of some of the neighbor- 
ing chapter houses, decidedly the most attractive of any of 
the numerous fraternity houses built upon the hill. But it is 
in its interior arrangement that its peculiar excellence ap- 
pears. Not only has it an abundant number of roomy and 
well lighted bed-chambers, whose windows command a mag- 
nificent panorama of exquisite scenery, but it has every con- 


venience for the praotical wants and social delights of every 
day life. The basement -is well provided with an ample 
kitchen and accommodation for the janitor and his family, 
while the spacious dining-room is suggestive of future feasts 
of a larger number than the noisy band of brothers who will 
enjoy their daily meals about its hospitable board. 

Although this is the only chapter house, strictly speaking, 
in the Fraternity which we know of at present, a number 
of the Charges gain many of the advantages of chapter 
houses by occupying hired buildings or portions of build- 
ings. One who, like the writer, has had the pleasure of being 
entertained right royally at Delta Hall, in Troy, or in the 
same cordial manner at the beautifully furnished suite of 
apartments of the Beta, at Ithaca, can appreciate how much 
the fraternity life and spirit is fostered by their having a 
'' local habitation," especially when, as at Olinton or Ithaca, 
there are lodging accommodations for all or the greater part . 
of the charge. That college secret societies so narrow 
the sympathies that there can be no bond of friendship be* 
yond their respective circles is a false though frequent ac- 
cusation ; yet it is irue that his closest and dearest friends, 
and his most frequent companions in college life, will be 
sought by the loyal brother first of all in his own Fraternity ; 
and community of life, at the table and in the same sets of 
sleeping apartments, is among the most certain ways of 
cultivating this intimate and close companionship. 

With these proofs of activity among the active brothers 
are no less notable signs of an awakening to fresh interest of 
the graduates in every part of the land. It is seldom that 
in the heart of a Theta Delt — however gray the hair — 
loyalty does more than slumber. Separated from frequent, 
sometimes from all, intercourse with brothers, it is no wonder 
if his Fraternity feeling becomes a frequently embalmed 
memory of the past, rather than a living motive power of 
the present. That this very highly decorated but somewhat 
useless mummy does not oftener and earlier throw off its 
grave clothes and devote its active energies to the welfare 
of the Fraternity is often the fault of the active brothers, who 


do not take the pains to leave their cards, or even an occa- 
sional bidding to convention or reunion, at their Tomb of 

the Oapulets. 

One of the most efficient remedies against somnolency in 
graduates has been the formation of graduate associations. 
Without attempt at frequent meetings, complicated organi- 
zation, or burdensome duties, or in any way attempting to 
model after the active charges, which would be quite incom- 
patible with the busy struggle of post-graduate life, a very 
enjoyable and beneficial intercourse has been secured by the 
organization of the Associations. The example was set by 
New York, and the delightful reunions of the graduates in 
that city have already become celebrated throughout the 

The District of Columbia and Maryland, within whose 
bounds some fifty graduate Brothers reside, last year fol- 
lowed this good example. On the night of December 14th, 
1886, fourteen graduate Brothers met in the study of Brother 
Perry in Baltimore and organized, electing Brother Wil- 
berforceB. McKnew, M.D. of Xi, President, and Brother Alex 
M. Bich, also of Xi, to whose energetic spirit the organization 
is chiefly due, Secretary and Treasurer. On the I8th of 
February a most delightful Beunion was held at Willard's 
Hotel, Washington ; about twenty-five were present, among 
them many honored brothers in public life, Hon. John Hay 
and brother J. Spooner, M. 0., of Zeta, brother £. O. Graves 
of Xi, brother Thomas Bogers, of the.U. 8. Treasury, of Sig- 
ma, and others. The President of the Grand Lodge, Brother 
Curtis, honored the Association with his presence at both 
its organization in^^Baltimore and at the banquet On Janu- 
ary 13th last, the second reunion was held in Baltimore at 
Benwat's, and as it is learned that there are now residing in 
Maryland and in the District and the neighboring States of 
Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware about 200 Graduate 
Brothers, it is expected a much larger number of guests will 
be gathered at all its future banquets. 

Already in other cities, some in the far West, steps are 
being taken to organize similar Associations, With the lists 


and addresses kept by the secretaries of these Associations, 
an effort between them and the charges to keep each other 
informed as to removals of Brothers to their respective 
neighborhoods, with a complete and trustworthy Catalogue, 
which we hopefully anticipate, and with the invaluable aid 
of the Shield as a means of information, to which it is 
hoped that every brother. Graduate as well as Active, will 
hasten to subscribe, it ought to be impossible for any 
Theta Delt to find himself a stranger in almost any corner 
of the land. 

In addition to the banquets already mentioned, there 
have been those of the New England and of the Central 
New York Associations. 

The facts above recorded are a better argument than any 
mere theoretical ones, that never have the prospects of our 
beloved Fraternity been brighter, more hopeful. All that 
is needed is the continuance of an intense and earnest pur^ 
pose on the part of active brothers to cultivate the heartiest 
and truest friendship toward all, at whatever personal cost 
or sacrifice of individual preferences ; and on the part of 
every graduate the remembrance of the watchword that one 
of our poets has given us, " Once a Theta Delt always a 
Theta Delt," remembering that while his sphere of action 
differs from that of the active brothers, his interests are not 
separable from theirs, but identical, and that while the very 
fundamental idea of the Fraternity is that of college life, yet 
it will cause its power to be felt there and elsewhere only if 
the graduates stand as a solid phalanx to give their 
younger brothers active and earnest support. 



On Wednesday night, April 13, a large number of alumni 
and undergraduate members of the Theta Delta Chi Frater- 
nity met at Young's Hotel, Boston, the event being the fourth 
annual convention and banquet of the New England Asso- 


ciation of the Fraternity. At 7:55 President Capen called the 
meeting to order, and the Secretary read the records of the 
preceding meeting. It was Yoted to hold the next banquet 
nnder the auspices of the Mu Deuteron charge of Amherst 
College. The following officers were elected: President, 
President Elmer H. Capen of Tufts College ; Vice-President, 
Arthur L. Bartlett, of Lambda charge, Boston ; Secretary 
and Treasurer, Arthur M. Heard, of Mu Deuteron charge, 
Amherst ; Directors, A. M. Pierce of Harvard, G. A. Bailey 
of Tufts, F. E. Shapleigh of Dartmouth, 0. J. Bullock of 
Boston University, H. S. Hill of Bowdoin, and C. J. Hum- 
phrey of Amherst. 

Immediately after the adjournment of the convention, the 
company repaired to the dining hall. Among those who sat at 
the tables were the following : graduates Elmer H. Capen, 
President of Tufts College ; E. J. Sartelle, Principal of 
Lawrence High School ; A. L. Bartlett, Sumner Bobinson, 
Howard Hutchinson, H. F. Lewis, V. M. Pierce, W. W. 
"Winslow, George R. Jones, S. A. Sherman, Solon I. Bailey, 
S. P. Smith, A. G. Taylor, W. P. Kelley, George M. Strout ; 
Undergraduates : from Harvard, T. C. Van Storch, W. K. 
Smith, F. I. Eldridge, F. C. Southworth; from Boston 
University, F. E. Magee, W. E. Stockbridge, J. L. Brooks, 
F. S. Baldwin, E. A. Kimball, C. D. Meserve, W. E. 
Chenery ; from Amherst, J. G. Eiggs, A. M. Heard, W. J. 
Moulton, E. L. Marsh, Eobert W. Crowell; from Dart- 
mouth, I. C. Simpson, F. J. Urquhart ; from Tufts, F. E. 
Bateman, George A. Bailey. 

After dinner the toastmaster, J. G. Eiggs of Amherst, in- 
troduced E. J. Sartelle of Harvard, who welcomed the com- 
pany in a brief and witty speech. The oration of the 
evening was given by Sumner Eobinson of Tufts, who spoke 
substantially as follows : " My theme is * The Coming Col- 
lege Man.' As we turn back a few pages in our nation's 
history, and see how many of our great statesmen are 
passing away, we may well wonder where to look for men 
suitable to fill their places. Where do the eyes turn more 
naturally than to the colleges? From them must come 


those who are to rule the country. Well may it be if the com- 
ing man shall equal, if not prove superior, to his predecessors. 
The growth of our lower institutions is not proportionate 
to that of our colleges. What is the true aim of our educa- 
tional institutions ? I claim that it is to teach manhood 
and perseverance as well as mere technical facts. Not all 
students possess these qualities ; they are simply versed in 
book knowledge. The fault lies in the fitting school ; the 
course is too short, and too little work is done. One thing 
necessary for the coming college man is manhood. I feel, 
however, that when the requisites of the college course are 
what they should be, and when manhood and perseverance 
form a part of a collegian's knowledge, then all who have 
known him and all who look upon him will truly say, 
* There was a man !' " 

Following are the toasts and sentiments, which were 
responded to in bright speeches replete with incident and 
apt illustration: "Sweet Discourse, the Banquet of the 
Mind," Toastmaster James G. Riggs of Aniherst ; ** Our 
Guests," E. J. Sartelle ; " Our Host," A. L. Bartlett ; " The 
Sentiment in Theta Delta Chi," 0. D. Meserve ; " Retro- 
spective," President Capen ; poem, Frank J. Urquhart of 
Dartmouth; "Prospective," A. M. Heard of Amherst; 
" The Coming Woman (for us)," H. C. Hill. Eta charge ; " The 
Fraternity," J. C. Simpson of Dartmouth. 

Elmer H. Capen, President of Tufts College, in response 
to a toast on Retrospection, spoke as follows : 

" Perhaps some of you, my friends, look upon me as a 
relic. I have not, however, grown old in my own feelings. 
That beautiful Theta Delta Chi spirit of friendship never 
grows old when we can look into the faces of our comrades. 
I feel myself like a boy to-night. The old boy was much 
like the new boy. In 1856 I was initiated into the Theta 
Delta Chi Fraternity. At that time I used to look into the 
future with intense desire to see a roll of distinguished men 
in our society, and I rejoice with you that I have lived to 
see these hopes realized. Our men are known from one end 
of the world to another. Much of their influence, I firmly 


believe, is due to the impulse from Theta Delta Chi. I 
believe in the power that comes from the association of 
college men. I believe more in the power that comes from 
the fellowship of kindred souls. I think of the life we lived 
as one, and it is a source of comfort and impulse to me in 
my daily duties. Keep alive, young men, in your heart, the 
memory of this friendship; it will help and comfort you 
through all your life." 




The third annual Banquet of the New York Graduate 
Association, held at the Hotel Brunswick, in the City of New 
York, on the 25th day of January, 1888, was unanimously 
decided by the Brothers present to haye been one of the 
pleasantest, if not the pleasantest, affair of the kind that 
had come within their experiences. 

It is sufficient to say of the preliminary work incident to 
" getting it up " that the Secretary of the Association, Bro. 
Jacques B. Juvenal, sent out between eight and nine hun- 
dred formal invitations to Theta Delts throughout the land, 
followed these up with a second notice to all who did not at 
first respond, and in addition wrote many personal letters 
to prominent Theta Delts, and answering all sorts of in- 
quiries as to who would be there, and generally winding up 
with " all about it." 

The Association had its usual luck in the way of weather. 
The thaw that followed the blizzard produced a decided 
wetness without, which, however, did not at all interfere with 
the wetness that our ardor, taken in conjunction with other 
things, produced within. 

The Banquet proper was preceded by the annual busi- 
ness meeting of the Association for the election of officers 
for the ensuing year, the list of whom will be found on an- 


other page. The President of the Association, Bro. Charles 
E. Miller, 0*72, Editor of the New York ?Vmc«, made, as 
usual, a very felicitous address, reviewing the work of the 
Association under his administration. After the meeting 
twenty minutes were allowed for the introduction of new 
members and of many who attended for the first time 
these splendid reunions. A pleasant surprise was given us 
by Brother Daniel Leech, Alpha, in the shape of very hand- 
some hand-painted badges for the officers of 'the Associa- 
tion, the work of his daughter, who is undoubtedly an 
ardent Theta Delt in spirit. That the gift was appreciated 
by us all is shown only partially by the resolution then 

At half past seven the President, Brother Miller, led the 
way to the tables, laid in the main dining hall, and, after 
grace by the Rev. Brother Mansfield, the banquet really 

Bro. 0. E. Miller presided, while Bro. A. G. Hetherington 
of Philadelphia, made as usual the prince of toastmasters. 

After discussing the elaborate menu, Bro. Miller made the 
opening address as President, dwelling upon the history of 
the Association, its present aim and needs, and upon its 
future prospects. Next Bro. Calbraith Perry, the President 
of the Fraternity, made a most eloquent response to his 

Once launched upon speech-making, toasts quickly fol- 
lowed one another from Bros. Daniel Leech of Washington, 
the Hon. William Lamb of Norfolk, Va., the Hon. Willis 
S. Paine, State Bank Examiner, Clark Fisher of Trenton, 
N. J., and others. 

Among those who sent letters of regret at their inability 
to be present were, Daniel N. Lockwood of Buffalo, the 
Eev. G. W. Smith, President of Trinity College ; George 
M. Stewart of St. Louis, Clarence S. Bate of Louisville, 
E. H. Capen, President of Tuft's College ; Jacob Spahn of 
Rochester, John Hay of WashiDgton, the Hon. A. A. Yates 
of Schenectady, William A. Scranton of Fall Eiver, Moses 
Smith, Col. W. L. Stone, the Hon. John W. Griggs of 


Trenton, Augustus S. Miller of Providence, Gen. John 0. 
Grayes, and the Hon. Allen 0. Beach of Waterton. Among 
those present were, Oharles M. Stead, Mortimer C. Addoms, 
E. W. Powers of Boston, George D. Oowles of Syracuse, 
Dr. E. H. Eddy of Boston, W. S. DaboU, the actor ; J. P. 
Pardee, Webster Walkley, Alvin and George D. Markle of 
Hazleton, W. M. Bexford, the Bev. B. S. Mansfield, Ben- 
jamin Douglas, Jr., and Augustus S. Nicol. 


[Lines written to Brothers G. M. McDowell and W. B. Stookbridge 
after seeing with them Mansfield in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.] 

The sun is on the golden rod. 

The purple aster shines. 
The gray old wall in crimson glows 

When the woodbine creeps and twines, 
A summer warmth brings out the bee. 

He hums from flower to flower, 
And painted moth with gaudy wing, 
. Flits thro* the vine-clad bower. 

Not spring, with all her flush of youth. 

With all her flow'rets gay, 
Oan smile with younger, brighter face 

Than this last autumn day. 

A young bright crowd of revelers 

And bursts of merry song, 
And warm young hearts that welcome one 

And speed the hours along. 
Ha ! Ha ! who says that I am old. 

Who recks if I be gray. 
Not one of all the merry throng 

Than I, can be more gay. 
With roses crown the merry bowl 

And raise the chorus high. — 
We'er all young here to-night, my boys, 

We all old age defy. 



Baise the song, raise the song, 

This our anthem be, 
Sing it long, sing it strong, 

Sing it merrilie. 

" Friendship shines over us ; 
What is more, glorious 

Bond of the Brotherhood, 
Faith of the true 

Loyal victorious, 
Perpetually verdurous 

Band of the mystical. 
Black, white, and blue 

Stars in their zenith bright, 
Shed their soft silver light 

Galaxy fair. 
All the Greek alphabet 

Smoking its Calumet 
For who doth dare 

Attack our Fraternity 
Whose aim courts eternity. 

Friendship divine, 
Daggers whose points of steel 

Make every foe man reel 
In pallor supine." 

The sun is on the golden rod 
The purple asters shine. 

Within 'tis summer in young hearts 
And the blush is on the wine, 

But banquets cannot last for aye 
And friends but meet to part, 

And time rolls on her widening stream 
And severs heart from heart. 

The leaden sky is drear 
And the wind drives whistling by. 

And leaves all brown and sear 
Bustle and shiver and sigh. 


Like a pageant of the night, 
The troops of friends are gone 

Some are dead, others sped, 
And I am left alone. 

Grave gray locks o'er a farrowed brow 
And step no longer firm. 

Youth is a fair, fair bloom indeed. 
But age a cankering worm. 

The sun breaks through the autumn cloud, 
It gilds the meadow gay. 

And on the golden fields of grain, 
The chasing shadows play. 

Winter await ! Not yet thy snow 
Shall cast its mantle chill ; 

A silent winding sheet upon 
Fair vale and verdant hill. 

Alas we play a losing game, 
The autumn is not spring ; 

The Indian summer, fair coquette, 
A heartless fickle thing. 

Smiles her false promise of new life 
Then leaves the earth all chill; 

And the Frost king tightens his bony grip. 
Till the bubbling br6ok lies stilL 

For the drinking and the cheering. 
With each blithe and merry friend 

Comes the thinking, and the fearing, 
Of the fast approaching end. 

Through the shadows softly creeping, 
Forms that now have long been sleeping 

Seem to rise upon my gaze 
From the sad Charge of Omega, 
See ! they stand with faces eager, 

As they did in other days. 


Loyal, true, each old-time brother, 
Hand in hand of one another, 

Bidding ns to join the throng 
Where the willow boughs are bending, 
Where the showers soft descending 

Wet the green that folds their grave. 

One in foreign land lay dying, 

Far from friends and brothers lying, 

Where blue Oapri's waters lave. 
Pure in life and noble hearted, 
Though from all his brothers parted, 

Loyal unto death was Noyes. 

From Omega's shadows breaking, 
Now a sad procession making. 

Come a troop of younger ** boys." 
See ! yon form with brow down-streaming 
From a crimson gash that 's gleaming 

On the deathly pallid face, — 
On that face once bright and bonnie 
Where the smiles so blithe and sunny. 

Wreathed with such a wondroas grace. 

Potter, he so well beloved, 
Who can see his face unmoved. 

Scarred by dastard coward's blow? 
Fallen on that Western prairie. 
Far from mother, home and Mary, 

Wife, who bore the lonely woe. 

Ah, they troop in sad procession. 
Every rank and age, profession. 

Brothers who have gone before. 
Best ye. Brothers, with all blessing, 
While upon our hearts impressing 

We must reach Omega's shore. 


See, he approaches, the doom of all mortals, 

Age that bendeth and whitens and chills ; 
Escape him we cannot, the mirror revealeth 

The coil of the serpent that embraceth yet kills. 

See, he transformeth, the hideous Magus, 

Bright eyes grow dim 'neath the wave of his wand. 

The raven lock whitens, the pearly teeth loosen, 
The poor sinews shrink at the touch of his hand. 

Well, let him come, since we cannot resist him ; 

One only fortress shall hold 'gainst the foe ; 
The face may grow thinner, the furrows may deepen. 

The step once so firm may tremblingly go. 

But the heart which is burning with light from the altar 
Where the Incense is offered of Friendship divine. 

Shall ever keep warm till the last breath expireth 
As fragrant, as fresh as the bead on the wine. 

And when the cold fingers of Death shall have stilled it. 
And the Frost claim his own 'neath the dwelling of stone, 

The crystals shall outline in mystical cipher 
And Three well-loved Letters be read there alone. 

0. B. Perry, Zda. 



Charles Wesley Palmer, of Tuckerton, N. J., entered the 
Lehigh University in September, 1886, and joined @ A X 
shortly after. 

On June 15th, '87, he went with a companion to the point 
in the Lehigh Canal, about a mile below the town, called the 
Basin. While attempting to swim across the canal the lock 
a short distance below was opened, causing a swift current, 
and he was carried beyond his depth. Mr. Van Cleave, his 
companion, immediately went to his assistance but was un- 
able to rescue him. When the body was finally recovered a 


doctor was on the spot, but bis efforts were in vain. The 
remains were taken to bis borne in Tuckerton, N. J., for in- 
terment. Brothers Neiman and Wilkins were sent by tbe 
charge to the funeral. 

Brother Palmer was a man of whom the fraternity may 
well feel proud. He was among the first of his class in 
scholarship, and his quiet unassuming manners gained for 
him deserved popularity. Furthermore, it may be said that 
in all the charge no one was better prepared to meet death. 


Nu Deijtebon Chaboe, 

in memobt of 

Charles Weslet Palmeb, 


June 15, 1887. 

Whebeas, The death of our brother in the bonds of love 
has filled our hearts with the deepest, the most genuine sor- 
row that man can feel at the loss of fellow man ; therefore, 
be it 

Besdvedy that, in the death of Charles Wesley Palmer, this 
charge has lost a most yalued member, and the fraternity at 
large a most loyal brother ; 

Besclvedf that we, his brethren, to whom he was indeed 
very dear, extend our heartfelt sympathy to the afflicted par- 
ents of our deceased brother ; 

Besdved, that in token of our grief the badges of this 
charge be draped in mourning for the usual time ; 

Besdvedj that a printed copy of these resolutions be for- 
warded to the parents of our late brother, to each charge, to 
the Grand Lodge, and to the Theta Delta Cm Shield for 

For the charge, 

W. L. Neill, '88, 
C. B. Cassady, '90, 
J. G. Heabne, '90. 




Bev. Hekbt Bighabd Fostbb, graduate member of the 
Omicron Denteron Charge of Theta Delta Chi, died of con- 
sumption, at Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino Co., Cal., 
Dec. 2, 1887. 

Brother Foster was bom June 28, 1859, in West Newbury, 
Mass., and was graduated from Cushing Academy, Ash- 
burnham, Mass., in 1877. He entered Dartmouth College in 
the class of '81. Early in his freshman year an attack of 
pleurisy compelled him to drop back into the class of '82, in 
which class he remained until his graduation. He then en- 
tered Hartford (Conn.) Theological Seminary, and was grad- 
ated from that institution in the class of '85. 

Brother Foster then entered the work he had chosen and 
for which he was eminently fitted ; namely, as a home mis- 
sionary in Florida, where he spent the winter of '85-'86. 
Thence he went, in Oct. '86, to Walla Walla, Wash. Ter., as 
pastor of the Congregational Church. In the January fol- 
lowing, a seyere attack of bronchial pneumonia so weakened 
him that although he continued his work for three months, 
he was compelled to leave for Southern California. He ar- 
riyed at San Bernardino, May 13, last From that time on 
his decline was slow but steady. He was quite free from 
pain and was happy and peaceful, being tenderly cared for 
by bis family. He was a most true and ardent Theta Delt, 
and one of the strongest men ever enrolled in' Omicron Deu- 
teronJ During his college days the charge was in its weak- 
est condition, being the youngest in the college. Brother 
Foster was the one man who laid the foundation of its pres- 
ent prosperity, and he maintained in after years an unusual 
affection and interest in the fraternity. During the last 
weeks of his illness he often spoke of the permanent love he 
felt for Theta Delta Chi. In the college world brother Fos- 
ter was a popular man, having been president of his class, 
secretary of the Athletic Association, and literary editor of 
the " Dartmouth:' 

To the cultured intellect, warm heart and strong frater- 
nity spirit of Brother Foster, Omicron Deuteron owes far 
more than this passing notice of his fruitful life. 

28 ' THB smELD. 


Once more a year has rolled away, bearing to the archives 
of time the record of the past with its failures and its suc- 
cesses and bringing in with it a new hope for a bright and 
glorious future. To those who have been entrusted with 
Ths Shield it brings a sense of the heavy responsibility 
as well as a firm determination to do what Theta Delta 
Chi expects of every son — their duty. 

As to The Shield we shall ever strive to make it what in 
your expressed opinion it should be, not a literary magazine 
furnishing its readers with material less valuable than can 
be obtained from the Century or Scrihrver*8, but a live, real 
fraternity paper, one full of interest to every member and 
whose every page and line looks to the interest of her we 
have learned to love so well. But we alone cannot accom- 
plish this. The work is not limited to the Editor^s 
sanctum ; every Theta Delt, one and all, must do something 
to help The Shield onward to success. We believe that 
never in the history of the paper has it opened with a better 
prospect for a successful year. But the prospect alone will 
not insure success; hard, earnest work is necessary if we 
would convert the prospect into a reality. To the under- 
graduates we would say, see to it your Charge Editor per- 
forms his duty. This does not mean to remind him of it, 
but, instead, help him to the utmost of your ability. To 
our graduates we look for aid also ; you can each one 
help us, even if only to send us your subscription at once. 
From others perhaps, more fortunately situated, all matter, 
Theta Delta Chi in the past, memories and anecdotes of its 
members, and all news of interest will be gratefully received 
by the Editors. 

If all do this we would feel no hesitation in predicting 
for The Shield a long and prosperous career. Let us each 
try to do our best, ever hoping and earnestly working for 
the interest and advancement of our beloved fraternity. 




60BNKLL Umiysbsitt. 

The Beta Charge nnmbera at present fifteen men, three of whom 
have been initiated during the present year. As there is another candidate 
to be initiated next term, and but three men graduate in June, the charge 
will preserve dnring this and the succeeding year its usual numbers. The 
names and residences of the brothers who at present compose the charge 
are as follows: 

Post-Graduate. Frank Sheble, Philadelphia. 

*88. G. W. Curtis, Washington, D. C. 

C. 6. Dix, Olens Falls, N. Y. 

W. H. Stratton, CircleTille, K. Y. 
'89. G. R. Murphy, Decatur, 111. 

L. H. Parker, Ithaca. 

H. G. Boess, Oil Gity, Pa. 
'90. T. J. McBeynolds. Decatur, 111. 

W. H. Morrison, Ithaca, 

W. H.]Stranahan, Athens, N. Y. 

W. B. Webster, Jr., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

G. B. Wicker, Geneseo, N. Y. 
'91. J. E. Dean, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Max McEinney, Ithaca. 

M. G. Stratton, Gircleyille, O. 
At the annual banquet held last June, the first steps were taken toward 
securing a Chapter House Fund. The whole matter was then fully dis- 
cussed, and it was decided to begin a subscription for that purpose, and 
place the management of the funds in the hands of suitable trustees. 
Soon afterward the charge was incorporated under the name of The Beta 
Charge of Theta Delta Chi, and the following were elected trustees for the 
first year : Professor G. D. Marx, Professor A, W. Smith, Hon. Walter G. 
Smith, Seward A. Simons, W. B Hoyt, £. W. Hufifcut, all of Beta, and 
James McLachlan, Jr., of Psi. Circulars were addressed to all graduates 
of Beta, and subscriptions have been received aggregating oyer two thou- 
sand dollars. The time necessary for the completion of the chapter house 
will depend largely upon the willingnefls and liberality with which brothers 
respond to the requests for subscriptions. 

Beta has had a fair share of college honors during the past year. Brother 
Fred. Thomson was both a Woodford and a Commencement Orator, and was 
also elected Class Orator by his fellow-graduates. Brother F. Y. CoTille 
was elected to $ B K, and also to 2 S, the Corresponding Scientific So- 
ciety. He took honors for general excellence and received the prize as the 
best general athlete at the inter-collegiate games at Syracuse last Spring. 
At the conclusion of his course he was elected an Instructor in the Univer- 
sity in the department of Botany. Brother A. W. Smith, who had held a 


fellowship in the University daring the past year, was in Jnne elected 
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Brother H. E. Yedder, 
who secured a fellowship for this year, was, at the end of a few weeks, 
elected Instructor in Civil Engineering. This gives to Beta five men 
among the instructing body of the University. 

Two of the oarsmen on the winning crew of last year were members of 
Beta. Brother G. L. Fielder was captain and brother W. H. Stranahan 
pulled bow. It is a source of much regret that brother Fielder does not 
find it possible to return to the University this year, having accepted a re- 
sponsible position in a bank at Geneseo. As brother Stranahan does not 
feel justified in giving the necessary time to boating this year, neither will 
pull on the next crew. And, indeed, it is at present doubtful whether any 
crew will be organized. 

Beta is, as usual, represented on the College publications. Brother L. H. 
Parker is Editor-in-Chief of the Corneliianf the College Annual, and brother 
W. B. Webster, Jr., is Associate Editor of the Orank, a monthly, published 
by the students of Sibley College. 

It may not be uninteresting to readers of the Shield to learn, as bearing 
on the future prospects of this charge, that Cornell has this year over a 
thousand students, and that this number bids fair to be increased rather 
than diminished. Although some additional Greek -letter Societies have 
been established here within a year or two. The number of Fraternity men 
is probably not over one-quarter the total college registration. In conse- 
quence of these facts it is possible to exercise the utmost care and deliber- 
ation in the selection of initiates and thus preserve an increasingly high 


Benssslaeb Polyteohnig Insthutb. 

It is with much regret that we announce brother Bosentreter's departure 
for his home in Germany. So well known in the fraternity at large and 
so well loved and respected that surely the rest of the Fraternity can 
sympathize with us and at least imagine the extent of our loss. The 
badge was never pinned on a mere loyal and enthusiastic Brother ; one 
every inch a Theta Delt. the fullest possible meaning given to the last two 
words. We most sincerely hope to herald his return early in the spring. 

We were much disappointed at the non-return of brother B. G. Simonds, 
'88, this fall, but we are cherishing a fond hope that he will soon tire of 
Elgin, 111., where he is now engineering, and return to Delta. 

Brother Groesbeck won the championship of the institute in the singles 
at the Tennis Tournament this fall, and brother Arosemena and his part- 
ner took second in the doubles. 

Brother Arosemena, '90, is captain of both the Institute and the Sopho- 
more foot ball teams. Brother Miller is also on the institute team. 

A most valuable addition has been made to Delta's roll this fall, by the 
initiation of W. M. Miller from Bay City, Mich. He attended the military 
school at Peekskill four years, and the Theta Delts from there who know 
him will gladly welcome this news. 


Brother Groesbeok, '89, represents Delta on the editorial staff of our an- 
nnal, the '' Transit." He is also one of the editors on the "Polytechnic.'' 

Brother John Sherrerd, $, is chemist in the Bensselaer Steel and Iron 
Works, Troy, N. Y. 

Brother Peltier, K, is still practicing law in this city and is prospering 
finely, having lately made a charming addition to the list of Theta Delt's 
brides. He is one of Delta's most enthusiastic and staunchest friends. 

Brother Groesbeck, '89, is treasurer of the K. P. I. Association, and 
brother Hallock, treasurer of the Class of '90. 
The present members of the Delta are : 

'89. George S. Groesbeck, Lansiogburgh, N. Y. 
*90. C. G. Arosemena, Panama, S. A. ' 

H. H. Pitcairn, Harrisburg, Pa. 
A. Posada, Jr., Bogata. U. 8. G. 
J. C. Hallock, Moriches, N. Y. 
'91. W. M. Miller, Bay Gity, Mich. 



Being informed at the convention that we represented just at the 
present time, the first of Shakspeare's seven ages of man, viz., the 
infant, we beg leave to state that we have already cut our eye teeth. 

Although a little more than a month has elapsed since our initiation in 
New York, we are in first-class running order. With three new men from 
the Freshman class and several more on the list, our number is now in- 
creased to eleven. Great was the surprise exhibited by our fellow-students 
when we blossomed out with eight, although not a word was said in our 
presence. So conservative are society men here, that no greater insult 
could be offered than a word about society there, or even in their pres- 
ence. Woe be to the guileless freshman who innocently examines some 
upper classman's society pin, for either he is treated to a horrible sour, as 
college parlance has it, or something decidedly worse in the way of physi- 
cal punishment. It was amusing in the extreme to note the side glances 
at our pins in the class room. On the street very often we overheard 
the remark : 

"There goes one of the new society men now," and felt that we were 
being sized up by their sharp glances. In fact, we are in our own quiet 
way not a little f xmous throughout the University. 

Possibly some little outline of how we came to be Theta Delts would not 
be amiss here. 

Last spring a few of us got together, seeing the great need of a first-dass 
fraternity in the Scientific Department, and knowing that no better field 
for selecting men could be asked for by a society— a little more than one- 
third of the men being society men. We looked about for a fraternity to 
correspond with regarding the subject, and after a great amount of careful 
study into the comparative worth of the different fraternities, at length 
decided upon Theta Delta Ghi. Everything went along as smoothly as possi- 


ble. We were going to Troy to be initiated, but one of the boys* papa 
donned his war paint and said that he didn't believe in secret societies, 
and wouldn't allow a son of his to join one. We postponed the date to 
give time for the '< ireful papa " to be written to. Examinations came up, 
and before we were aware of it, in our hard labors to convince the faculty 
that we were in training to knock oat the next year's work, the end of tlie 
term came. We mnst wait until Fall. As soon as the Fall Term opened, 
letters were at once written to Troy, Dartmouth and Amherst, and quite an 
extensive correspondence opened up, which continued for over a month, 
during which time we were honored by a visit from Dr. John M. Curtis, of 
Wilmington, Del. Our propositions were accepted at the convention, and 
on the 17th day of November Epsilon Deuteron was duly enrolled as a 
charge. What a royal good time followed at the banquet ! I will not dwell 
on that ; but how I wish that every Theta Delt throughout the length and 
breadth of our broad land could have been there to enjoy it with us. 

We hope to begin work on our buildings as soon as the ground is suitable 
in the Spring. We intend to erect two houses. One of these will be con- 
structed of Ohio granite, with terra cotta trimmings. This we will live in, 
and so it will contain bedrooms, studies, parlors, etc., and a room large 
enough to hold a convention in if we ever have that pleasure. This build- 
ing ^nll cost $20,000. The chapter house, which is to cost $8,000, will be 
quite original. It will be built of gray stone in the form of a monument 
surmounted by a tower, from which a light will signal the mystic meetings 
of our charge. The only ornament, and in fact the only mark, on this 
building will be a stone shield bearing the three mystic letters. There will 
be no doors or windows, no visible means of entrance. 

We will make the dedication ceremonies most interesting, and hope to 
welcome all the brethren who can possibly come. 

Our present charge roll is as follows : 


Mark S. Bradley, Edwin F. Landy, 

Lewis G. Du Bois, Harry 0. Gibbons. 

Perry M. Caldwell, 


James Buthven, Fred. Carter, 

Duane P. Cobb, George C. Worthington, 

Edward Y. Ware, Jaoquelin Holiiday. 

Lewis W. Gunckel, 

In conclusion, let me say that our only hope and aim is to make Epsilon 

Deuteron the brightest star of the constellation, which by loyalty, fidelity 

and untiring zeal in behalf of our beloved fraternity we wUl accomplish. 


BsowN Univkbsitt. 

For ten years the fraternity of (^ J X has not been represented at 
Brown. In June, 1877, the last remaining member of the old Zeta was 


On the 19ih of September last, howeyer, two days before the opening of 
eollege, the charge was re-established by the initiation of four members of 
the class of '90. Dr. Oortls, President of the Grand Lodge, presided OTer 
the meeting, and there were present besides abont fifteen graduate mem- 
bers of the charge. 

As there are eight other societies in college, it was peculiarly dii&oult for 
as to get good men, and, of coarse, we want no others. Yet we haye now 
sacoeeded in doabling oar namber. With the help of some of oar 
gradaate members, who hsTe taken a great deal of interest in oar wel- 
fare, and have rendered as sabstantial aid, we haye seoared pleasant and 
conyeniently sitaated rooms. Thas eqaipped, we see no reason why 
B A X shoold not soon become one of the le&ding societies in college, as 
it ased to be in the days of the old Zeta. 

Althoagh we haye fewer members now than most of the other societies, 
we are well satisfied with oar saccess, and belieye we haye done qaite as 
well as coald haye been expected. In a year or two more oar nambers 
shoold be as large as we care to haye them. 

On the day after Thanksgiying, Brothers Oibbons and I>abois of Epsilon 
Deateron yisited as. A. namber of oar gradaate brothers were present, 
and the Ghrand Lodge was represented by Brother Kilyert of Iota. Brothers 
from Lambda haye also yisited as, and we haye retamed their yisit, seyeral 
of as being present at their annaal initiation in Moyember. 

Althoagh Zeta's reappearance was qaiet, yet the other fraternities here 
recogDUEc as as foemen worthy of their steel, and show respect for what 
will in the not far distant fatare proye a most formidable riyal. 


Kkkton Oollxox. 

Theta opens the new year with flye men. Althoagh small, this is a good 
namber, considering the condition of Kenyon this year. We lost bat one 
man last year by gradaation. Brother Oartis Claypoole, of Golambas, Ohio. 
Brother Claypoole was one of the most popalar men in his class, and left 
the *< HiU" with the best wishes of all. 

We haye initiated two men this year from the class of 91, Geo. M. 
Urqahart, of Greenyille, Miss, and Robert J. Trimble, of Coyington, Ky., 
who has also been elected President of the Freshman class. According to 
the present oatlook we will haye the largest crowd in the college next year. 
At oar meetings we freqaently haye the pleasare of seeing Brother Will. E. 
Grant, '86, and 8. P. Johnson, '88, who are stadying law in Mt. Vernon. 
Brother Harry 0. Wing is now Corresponding Secretary for Theta charge^ 

Last October saw the completion of what had long been a cherished 
hope of Theta charge. For seyeral years past, efforts haye been made, look- 
ing towards the bailding of a new Lodge, and considerable money had 
been raised for the parpose. Daring the summer yacation of '86, oar 
old Lodge, which was yery inconyeniently sitaated in the woods, aboat two 
miles from college, was broken into and mach of the famitare destroyed. 
The damage was immediately repaired, and oar Lodge secarely fastened. 


Although fltrenxions efforts were made, no trace of the miscreants could 
be found, and as all feeling of the sanctity of our Lodge was lost, early in 
the Spring of '87, we commenced to lay our plans for the erection of a 
more pretentious building, in the Tillage of Gambier; more oonyeniently 
situated, and better adapted to our needs. 

A spacious lot commanding a wide Tiew of the beautiful yalley of the 
Eokosing, was selected and purchased in the early Spring. Circular let- 
ters were sent to our graduate members, describing our needs and yiews 
and soliciting aid. Fayorable replies and liberal subscriptions were im- 
mediately reoeiyed, and at a meeting of the charge it was resolyed to go 
ahead and build, and the work was placed in the hands of Brother 0. H. 
Grant, '89, with power to act. 

About this time, Brother James P. Stephens, ef Trenton, N. J., came to 
(Gambier for a day's yisit, heard our plans and made a most generous offer, 
which was accepted, and in a short time the imposed conditions were ful- 
filled. To this brother, more than to any one else, do we owe our success, 
and his name will always be highly cherished by our charge. 

In July the contract was let to Mr. Charles Mitchell, of Mt. Vernon, and 
early in August the work was begun. It was the intention to haye it com- 
pleted by the latter part of September, but through unayoidable delays, we 
were not able to take possession until a month later. Throughout, the 
work was done by the contractor in a conscientious manner, and we are 
well pleased with his work. 

The building is of the Queen Anne style, in part, and is two stories in 
height, with a cupola. The outside is panelled and painted in three colors. 
The windows are protected by solid board shutters, fastened by iron bars. 
A porch corresponding in style to the rest of the building is in the front. 
The inside is finished off in Georgia pine, yamished. 

The first floor has a large hall, off of which opens the reception room 
17x30, besides which there is a card and reading room, and a closet on 
the same floor. The floors are of ash, and waxed for the dances, which we 
intend to giye regularly during the college year. Th^ plan of the second 
fioor is substantially the same, the only difference being that in place of 
the hall, there is an ante-room to the Lodge Boom proper. 

We are now prepared against all emergencies, and look forward to hay- 
ing much pleasure in our building. In the Spring we will sod the lawn 
and plant shade trees, and make it as attractiye on the outside as in the 

Especial attention was giyen to render the Lodge impossible to be broken 
into, and we expect no trouble on Viot score any more. 

We haye by all odds the handsomest Lodge at Eenyon, which certainly 
speaks well for our graduate members. Ours is the only Fraternity which 
has a place to receiye its friends, outside of fraternity men, and we are yery 
proud of this fact. 

'The Faculty haye been pleased at our success, and haye greatly en- 
oouraged us in the work. 



Habtisd Ukivkbsitt. 

As we write this Cambridge is rapidly becoming dull and gloomy, an 
aspect she takes on at two occasions— just before the midyear and final 
examination, and during yaoation. 

All the oollege men and all the Theta Delts are scattering far and wide, 
to eat a Christmas dinner at home, to hang np their stooldngB and to have 
a glorious vacation for two weeks. Some fellows leave before the vaca- 
tion a few days', or do not retnm on time. It is said that it is sometimes 
necessary to consider <*the longest way *roand the shortest way home." 
However it is the sweetest and pleasantest way. Bnmor has it that a very 
prominent Harvard Theta Belt, although living in New York State, will 
find it necessary to make a detour of this kind through Pennsylvania. 
Two other brothers, delegates to a convention, not long ago, found it 
necessary to go home to Boston via New Bedford and possibly Baltimore. 
In fact, most of the brothers seem to act on this principle. Cut of course 
there is nothing settled yet. 

I should judge that one of our Brother Freds, of whom we have three, 
if his recent fine story in the Harvard Advocaie counts for his real state of 
mind, would not do this; but then one can never tell, and besides all the 
rest will do it. 

Our new members begin to feel as if they had been Theta Delts for 
years; they are glad of it, and look forward impatiently to next term, 
when, as soon as convenient after College begins, the initiation of half a 
dozen new men will occur. 

The discussion of the annual dinner of the New England charges is as 
usual beginning. It seems that Mu Deuteron, under whose auspices the 
banquet is to be held, wishes to hold it at Springfield, on the ground that 
Springfield is so near Amherst, and that more of the brothers at that Col- 
lege could be present than if the banquet were held in Boston. 

There is some feeling in the other New England charges about the mat- 
ter, especially in those charges nearer Boston than Springfield. Here in 
Iota we want the best dinner and best time, and care very little where it be 

The affidr will probably end by having it held, as usual, in Boston. 

Our Brother Kilvert, who is Treasurer of the Grand Lodge, has been very 
busy with official business since the Convention. Letters have passed 
nearly daily between him and our honored President, brother Perry, and 
also brother Hill. 

During the foot-ball season Iota charge challenged both Kappa and 
.Lambda charges to play a game of foot-ball. We were very anxious to 
play these two games. Last year Kappa had been challenged but would 
not play; this year no answer was received from her. Lambda appreciated 
the enjoyment which inter-charge games make, and let us know indirectly 
that she had received our letter, but that was all that was done. Next 
Spring, however, we can probably arrange some games of base-ball. At 
any rate we shall do our best. 


This brings to mind an incident which ooonrred last fall at Amherst, 
Boston University was to play Amherst a game of foot-ball, and of coarse 
wished to have a very strong team. So some of ns were asked to play. 
Brother Eilvert was taken down as referee, and Brothers Ladd, Baymond, 
Brooks and Griffing went down with the team. 

The team was flashed with its recent game with Trinity, where it tied the 
score, and lost this game throagh over-oonfldenoe. Some Theta Delta 
who were watching the game were rather sarprieed to see so many 
familiar faces, especially those from Harvard. As they had beaten they 
said nothing and took it all as a joke, bat they said it was surprising to 
them to see Iota men coming from Boston University. 

We had a fine spread here in Lawrence Hall last Class Day. All the 
brothers vied with each other in bringing oat their prettiest girls, and the 
rooms were crowded. This coming year we hope to have another and, if 
possible, a maoh finer spread. 

As I dose this I mast pack my grip, not forgetting anything from a 
*' daw-hammer" to a pack of cards, or the latest no vd, side by side with 
some new neckties. Everything is in a heap on the floor waiting to be 
thrown into the bag and palled together. 

With engagement books overflowing with balls, receptions, opera parties, 
and pocket-book very flat, for Christmas is here, we are off. 

We all send merry Christmas and happy New Year greetings. 


Tuft's College. 

Great was the rejoicing in S[appa at the news brooght by our delegates 
to the Convention. Everybody was glad to have the old Zeta Chargere-es- 
tablished, and a new one established with such favorable prospects at Yale; 
and everybody was glad to hear that the Fraternity as a whole was in such 
a prosperous condition. 

By the re-establishment of Zeta, S^appa ceases to be an orphan, so to 
speak, for our existence is due directly to that charge. Brother A. £. 
Scott, the founder of Kappa, became a Theta Delt during the year he spent 
at Rrown University, and the officers of Zeta initiated our charter members 
and established the Charge. This took place in Aogust, 1856, so that Kappa 
now numbers thirty-one years of continuous existence and boasts of having 
founded the Iota, Lambda, iMu Deuteron and Omicron Deuteron Charges. 
We are now endeavoring to have a complete history of the Charge. Brother 
F. W. Wilder has written its history from its foundation to 1865, and the 
present Historian is now at work on the next decade. 

This year we have not as many men as usual, owing to heavy losses in '88 
and '89. Seven men have been initiated from '88, but only two remain. 
Brpthers Wheelock and Denlson left college last year. The former is at 
present attending the Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
and the latter is at home in Detroit, Mich. Brother Rice was unable to be 
with OB last year, and although he was here a few weeks this fall he soon 


left and entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Boston, where 
he is now pursuing a special course of study. His address is 29 Milford 
Street Although no longer an active member he is a frequent attendant of 
•our meetings. Brother Huntress, '88, has also left and entered the junior 
<$las8 at Harvard. Last year he was Business Manager of the TV^tonian, and 
established the reputation of being the best one that publication ever had. 
Brother Young, who was obliged to leave college two years ago on account 
•of his health, has returned and is pursuing his studies with '90. His health, 
however, does not permit him to take an active part in our meetings. 
Brother Ribeiro, '84, is also taking a special course of study in college. 

Brother Robinson took one of the prizes in the Junior Prize Speaking last 
.year. He was also President of his class. Brother Bailey was manager of 
the base-ball team, and has been re-elected. Brothers Grandall and Reed 
represent us on the Tuffonian, Brother Grandall has been unanimously 
chosen editor-in-chief of the '89 ** Brown and Blue," and to enumerate his 
offices in the class and athletic associations would be an endless task. 
Brother Leighton was President of his class last year, and Brother Chapman 
jfiils the same office this year. In the same class we also have the Vice- 
President, Secretary and Captains of the base-ball and foot-ball teams. In 
'91 also we have the Captains of the base-ball and foot-ball teams. Brother 
Ricketts is Business Manager of the TufUmian. Information as to further 
•offices held by our men will be furnished to those desiring it. 

Brothers W. H. Gould, '86, and J. F. Albion, '87, are attending the 
Divinity School connected with the college, so that they are still with us, 
though not as active members. Brothers Edwards, '83, Mendum, '85, Bate- 
man, '87, and others, are frequent visitors. Brothers H. N. Pearce, '80, and 
A. W. Peirce, '82, spent their recent vacation on the Hill. 

During the past year we have been called upon to mourn the loss of three 
Brothers in&JX. Oscar G. Sawyer, '60, a son of Rev. Dr. Sawyer, of the 
Faculty, and a charter member of Kappa Charge, died from the effects of a 
sunstroke received on Brooklyn Bridge. At the time of his death he was on 
the editorial staff of the New York Herald, As a journalist he was widely 
known, and his death was mourned by a large circle of friends. 

Charles Gale Leonard, a son of Rev. Dr. Leonard, of the Faculty, 
graduated in the class of '81. While in college he was a brilliant scholar, and 
in his senior year he was editor-in-chief of the Tuftoman, After leaving col- 
lege he went to Florida on account of his health. He returned home last 
June and died shortly after. 

Brother Charles E. Bateman, '88, entered college in the engineering course 
in the fall of 1886. He was unwell while in college, but persevering and 
ambitious, he refused to give up. He was an excellent scholar and led his 
class. His health continued to fail, however, and he was obliged to leave 
college in February, 1887. He died of consumption the following June. He 
was a loyal Theta Delt. At his death he left his pin to the Charge to be 
worn by the first new man initiated every year. 

In October we initiated four new men, one, Brother Chapman, from '90, 
and three Freshmen. So, at present, we number sixteen active members. 
Their names and residences are as follows : 



Feorge A. Bailey, Belfast, Me. Sumner Robinson, West Newton, Mass. 

Harry G. Bastom, Holden, Mass. Edwin J. Gandall, Reading, Yt. 
William G. Felton, Monson, Mass. Arthur A. Folsom, Springfield, Mass. 
Eugene B. Lawrence, Stow, Mass. Gharles L. Reed, Hudson, Mass. 

Wm. H. Ghapman, Everett, Mass. Gharles R. Herrlck, Beyerly, Mass. 
Walter F. Leighton, Lowell, Mass. William L. Ricketts, Monson, Mass. 

Stephen R. Rounds, East Galais, Me. 

Frank G. Burrington, Belfast, Me. Arthur W. Grose, North Abington, Mass. 

Fred W. Perkins, Roxbury, Mass. 


Boston Univbbsitt. 

The past year has been one of great prosperity, and from the great num- 
ber of interesting and important events that have transpired, must ever be 
looked upon as a landmark in th« history of Lambda. She was in ex- 
cellent condition for good work when the college year opened, and her 
efforts in seciuring recruits were eminently successful. Although she 
lost six strong and enthusiastic Theta Delts in the outgoing class of 
'87, her ranks thus thinned have been reinforced by the initiation of eighi 
loyal men, who are already imbued with an ardent love for their fraternity 
and all its interests, and who are determined to maintain the high position 
Lambda has ever held in Boston University. 

In the possession of honors and important positions we have been par- 
ticularly favored, and we feel a just pride in the standing our men have 
taken in college. We have become so accustomed to having most of the 
good things in college that we consider it rather as a matter of course than 
anything out of the ordinary line. 

Brother Baldwin was elected to the position of editor-in-chief of our 
only college periodical, The Beacon, and his able management of that 
sheet fully indicate the wisdom of those who supported his candidacy* 
Two out of the four associate editors and both business managers are 
Theta Delts, giving us five out of the seven positions on The Beacon, 
With these facts in mind no one is surprised that The Beacon stands 
high in the college world, for it would be a moral impossibility for it to do 

At a prizedebate given under the auspices of the Philomethian Society, 
Brother Freeman, by the vigorous and eloquent handling of his subject, 
was awarded the gold medal, offered as a prize to tne best debater, and 
Brother Spencer received honorable mention, coupled with warm words of 
praise from the judges. 

Both senior proctorships among the men were given to Brothers Kimball 
and Blackett, a just recognition of their merits. 


At present we are especially rejoicing in the election of Brother Baldwin 
as Commencement Speaker. 

This is considered the highest henor to be attained in the entire college 
conrse, and we feel that onr fraternity is a sharer in the honor thus con- 
ferred npon ene who wears her badge. 

In athletics we have taken a leading part Under the skillfnl manage- 
ment of Brother Cobb, as captain, and Brother Janes as bnsiness manager, 
onr foot-ball team did better work than ever before. Several of onr men 
also did excellent work on the msh line. 

For a long time Lambda had felt the need of a chapter honse, bnt conld 
not see her way clear to procure one. This long felt need has at last been 
supplied by a three years* lease of a house that will accommodate about 
fourteen men. Ten of our men have already availed themselves of the 
opportunities for rooms thus afforded, and a jolly crowd they make too. 
We have lately purchased all the furnishings of the house, and now begin 
to feel that our charge has a local habitation. The absence of dormitories 
in connection with B. U. makes us more fully appreciate the advantages to 
be had by the possession of a house where all can be brought together in- 
stead of being scattered about throughout the entire city. This coming 
together cannot fail to foster and strengthen the fraternal spirit 

We shall be very glad to give a hearty welcome to any brothers in & /iX 
who may chance to visit the New England metropolis, and we hope that a 
large number may give us a call at 39 Holyoke Street. Many of the breth- 
ren have already looked in upon us and they have all shown a desire for 
more visits of the same character. 

Lambda is now taking steps to become a legal corporation, and hopes soon 
to be able to announce to the fraternity that she possesses a charter bear- 
ing the seal of the State of Massachusetts. 

On the whole our charge is in a very prosperous condition, and, judging 
from the enthusiastic reports brought from the convention by our dele- 
gates, the entire fraternity was never so strong and so well fitted to go on 
with its grand work. 

In the election of Brother Perry all feel that the convention had the best 
interests of Theta Delta Chi at heart, and that in our new president we 
have an able and enthusiastic administrative officer, and a watchful guar- 
dian of all varied interest of our beloved fraternity. 

The membership of Lambda is as follows : 


F. S. Baldwin, £. A. Kimball, 
0. W. Blackett, F. B. Mayer, 

W. B. Stockbridge, Jr. 


H. J. Bickford, Luther Freeman^ 

G. J. Bullock, A. W. Hobson, 
W, H. Clifford, A. L. Janes, 

F. W. Cobb, M. C. Webber. 



Stephen Emery, 
W. E. Fisher, 
G. F. Eennej, 
W. B. Looke, 

F. N. Adams, 
O. S. Pitblado, 



G. H. Spencer, 
0. J. TnthiU, 
S. E. Whitaker. 

John Wenzely 
G. F. WiUet. 


Ahhkbst OoLiiiaa. 

Mn Denteron began the college year of 1886-7 with twenty-six memberSi 
to whom she added a delegation of six from the class of '90, and later in 
the term, after the regular initiation, two others, one from the Sopho- 
more class and one from the Freshm&n. The entering class last year 
was small, and therefore the campaign was a hot one. We oongratn- 
lated onrselyes npon seonring a delegation of the size and standing of 
the one received from '90. 

Onr work dnring the year past has been on the whole satisfactory ; 
althongh we have carried off few college honors, the average scholarship 
of onr men has been high, and they have the reputation of being earnest 
and faithful workers. Here the $ B K men are chosen strictly on the 
basis of scholarship, and the number appointed at the first drawing has 
recently been reduced to nine. Brother Moulton was included in the 
first drawing from '88, and he also has a good chance of being one of 
the Commencement speakers, as they are eight in number and appointed 
according to rank. At the last election of the Senior Scientific Society, 
Brother Brick was chosen Vice-President. In the Sophomore class, dur- 
ing the two terms, there was a scholarship division. We were represented 
in it by five or six men. In the rank division of the Freshman class we 
had three men, one of whom, Brother Ballon, leads his class in mathe- 
matics. S ^ X has won a good position in athletics. At the annual 
Field Sports in '86 our men took eleven prizes, this year six. Brother 
Phillips, *88 was Captain of the University Base Ball Team last season, and 
Brother Phillips and Brother Haskell, '87, played on the Foot Ball Eleven; 
Brother Haskell being also President of the Foot Ball Association. Brother 
Leonard, '88, has sung on the Glee Club for two seasons, but has retired 
this year, not wishing to devote as much time to music as the necessary 
practice demands. 

During the summer term we furnished parlors on the second fioor of 
the block we occupy, and here the brothers gather in their leisure hours, 
finding enjoyment at the piano, around the card-table, or in conversation, 
as their tastes incline them. Seventeen men room in the block, and 
here also are our lodge rooms and reading room. Thus we have a cen- 
ter, and a very attractive one, too, for our fraternity life. On June 15, 
Mu Denteron celebrated the second anniversary of her birth with a spread, 


at which Brother Marsh, '88, was toastmaBter. BesponseB to ioastB, the 
reading of a poem and Binding filled up a most enjoyable evening. 

The opening of the present college year found ns with twenty-eight 
members. Haying made some progress with onr ''mshing" daring the 
entrance examinations in Jnne, we began the campaign with a hope^l 
spirit and a determination to do onr IctcI best. Onr efforts secnred for as 
ten Freshmen and one Sophomore, and we feel confident that they will 
worthily represent B /I X and aid in advancing her to a higher position in 
the college than she has as yet obtained. The Porter prize for the best 
Entrance Examination was this year divided between Brothers Wordsworth 
and Gooley, and they with three others are in the scholarship division, in 
which three is the largest namber belonging to any other fraternity. We 
are represented in the OoUege Senate by Brother Garfield, '88, who is also 
da si secretary. 

Onr prospects for the fature are good, although we have much to con- 
tend against. There are seven other firatemities here, and of these A J $, 
W T and J K E especially have the prestige of age and a long roll of 
alnmni. All the other societies have chapter houses, though several are 
heavily mortgaged. 

Mu Beuteron congratulates Iota and Psi upon the new houses they have 
acquired, and indulges in the hope that she may follow their example ere 
she attains their age. Also, our heartiest welcome to Zeta and Epsilon 
Deuteron. May they live forever. 



The influx of fraternities at Lehigh in the past four years is indeed 
remarkable. In 1884 the only fraternities represented here were, X $, 
J TJ,B,ndA Tfl. 

Since these, chapters have been established by J $,W T^ O A Xy 2 N^ 
A T, $rJ,2 $, (formerly A T A) $ J GhndS X. All these, with one 
exception seem inclined to keep their numbers down, four men from a class 
being the average representation. 

Several new rules of the faculty have gone into effect this term. A 
student having a term standing of 86%, and no absence, in any subject, is 
excused from that examination, also having 15j^ of absence from recitations 
in any subject, bars him from examination. It is needless to state that the 
latter rule is being applied far more exteusively than the former, and many 
are the expressions of disgust from the *< college invalids." 

Our annual. The I^Uome, will appear early next term. Theta Delta Ohi 
is repr esented on the board by Brothers Deans and Johnson. The latter is 
business manager. 

The delegates from Ku Deuteron wish to thank the A charge, through 
the ShibiiD, for the pleasant and profitable time enjoyed at the past conven- 
tion. They pronounce the banquet the most enjoyable one they have ever 

We have the pleasure of introducing to the fraternity at large. Brothers 


O. W. Harris, 89, Hazleton, Pa., and Brothers J. E. Cochran, 91, Em- 
porinm. Pa., J. M. Beanmont, 91, Soranton, and W. P. Ely, 91, Lambert 
Yille, N. J. 

We have been very nnfortnnate of late, in losing seyeral members, who 
have not returned to college, foryarions reasons. IL D. Pratt and B. P. 
Van Kirk gradoated in Jane, '87, F. 8. Bates, '88, and R A. Heberling left 
us in January, the former to accept a position in Lima, O., and the latter 
to swell the ranks of Sigma. 0. M. Wilkins, '88, and Lester H. Ely did 
notretnmin September, and H. A. Lnokenbach, '86, onr only resident 
member, left for the west in November. 

Brother G. W. Palmer, '90, as is probably known thronghont the fraternity, 
was drowned in Jnne. So that, of the seyenteen men who gathered in 
our halls a year ago, only nine remain. We have taken fonr new ones, 
however, and have others in view, so that we hope soon to recover from 
onr losses. 

We have exerted ourselves lately in improving the appearance of onr 
rooms by the addition of a piano, cortains, portieres, etc., and at last con- 
sider them presentable. 

In November we received a short though welcome visit from brotJier 
Herendeen, Hobart, '86, and while here he had an opportunity to witness 
Lehigh's first victory over Lafayette on the foot-ball field. It was a glo> 
rious game, and in connection with the celebration in the evening will 
long be remembered by every Lehigh man. 

Brother Williams, '87, Post graduate, represents Theta Delta Ghi on the 
team, in the position of left end rush. We also expect to be represented 
on the base ball team, next spring, by at least one man. 

Our new chapel was dedicated on Founder's Day, Oct. 13th. It was 
erected at a cost of $250,000 which is all the description necessary. 

The active members of the charge at present are : 

Frank Williamn, '87. Johnstown, Pa. 

F. F. Amsden, '87. Scranton, Pa. 

H. S. Neiman, '88. Phoenixville, Pa. 

W. L. Neill, '88. Titusville, Pa. 

Arch. Johnston, '89. ' Bethlehem, Pa. 

0. H. Deans, '89. Phoenixville, Pa. 

G. W. Harris, '89. Hazleton, Pa. 
0. B. Gassady, '90. Baltimore, Md. 
D. G. Hearne, '90. Wheeling, W. Va. 
J. G. Hearne, '90. - Wheeling, W. Va. 
Wm. P. Ely, '91. Lambertville, N. J. 
J. G. Oochran, Emporium, Pa. 

J. M. Beaumont, '91. Scranton, Pa. 


Dabtmouth GoLLEoa. 
Thirty-two members of Omicron Deutron join in good wishes to the 
Shield, and through it to all brothers of Theta Delta Ghi. 
Our first term closed for the hoUday vacation on Dec. 21st. Its first 


weeks were occnpied, as usual, in the all-imporiant process of '* ohinning" 
new men ; and, in spite of the faot that Dartmoath's in-ooming class was 
small, we succeeded in pledging seren Tery desirable men from '91 and 
one from '89. Early in November we held onr initiation in the hall at 
Hanover, and then went to White Biver Junction, where we were plea»- 
antly served with a supper at the Junction House. The names of our new 
brothers are as follows : 

John Bussell Perkins, '89. 

Herbert Everett Colby, '91. 

Herbert Salisbury Hopkins, '91. 

Frank Wentworth Plummer, '91. 

Oharles Herbert Sibley, '91. 

John Thomas Sullivan, '91. 

Edward Wingate Tewksbury, '91. 

George Marshall Watson, '91. 

Shortly after the initiation the society gave a musioale and reception 
in the halls, which was a very pleasant affair. This is a custom of a few 
of the societies in Dartmouth, and our initial event was about a year 
ago. Ooming at the time, it serves the double purpose of giving the new 
men an introduction into the best society of the village, as well as Tilden 
Seminary in West Lebanon, and drawing closer the fraternity lines. The 
custom and the time are both opportune. 

The new year will find us located, where we have been for some time, 
in the upper part of the bank building. The custom of fraternity men 
rooming in the same building in which their halls are situated, is only 
made possible in Hanover, in two instances. We have nothing but halls in 
the bank block. Our position is central, being separated from the main 
college dormitories by the campus. The severe fire of a year ago, which 
destroyed seven society halls, did not reach us. 

Were anyone to ask upon what special lines Omicron Deuteron is work- 
ing, the answer might well be made, that she seeks excellence in aU depart- 
ments. The literary element of the charge is especially strong, as can be 
seen from a mere glance at our college annual, recently published, or from 
a consideration of the mid-winter election of classes. We are represented 
on the Dartmouih by Brother Hall, and on the LUerary MoniMy, last year 
established, we hold four out of the six editorships, by competition. The 
Sophomore and Junior classes have honored Theta Delta with elections as 
historians for the present year, and the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior 
classes have elected Theta Delts as poets for the coming class suppers- 
This is said with no boastful spirit, but simply to show that in literary 
work Omicron Deuteron is accomplishing very much. Brother Mason serves 
as toast-master for the Junior supper ; Brother Morrill is president of the 
T. M. 0. A., and Brothers Benton and Sullivan are assistant librarians. In 
athletics we are strong, although the graduation of brother Aiken and the 
sad death of Brother Dillon, in the -wreck at Hartford last year, have 
seriously weakened us in that line. 


Prizes by Omicbon Deutbbon. 

Commencement '87. 

First Atherton Greek prize, $30. - - - D. L. Lawrence. 

Dramatic prize in Declamation, $35. « - - W. S. Sullivan. 

Cincinnati Alumni prize in German (first) $20. - • - W. F. Gregory. 

" «* *« " (second) $15. - - - A. L. Artz. 


Commencement '87. 

Honorable mention in Grerman to A. L. Artz. 

" " •* " " W. F. Gregory. 

" ** Greek *• J. H. Mason. 

" *' " Latin «« J. H. Mason. 

Final honors in French to W. S. Ross. 

Omicobn Deutebon. 

Members to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Bacon, Cowin, Gardner, 

Knight, Ross, Simpson. 

i9iK from a delegatUm of nine. 

The general tone of fraternity spirit in Dartmouth is enthusiastic and 
strong. During the past two years a new element has been introduced in 
the formation of senior secret societies. *'The Sphinx*' and ''The Casque 
and Gauntlet." The present senior class has experienced no little feeling in 
class elections — ^whether due to the influence of these societies remains to be 
seen. If it should appear that such is the case, the influence of these organ- 
izations upon the spirit of the Greek letter fraternities might be questioned. 
Interesting phases in the relation of these societies, may be expected during 
the next two years. The demand for purely literary societies is not as strong 
as it once was, owing to the gradual extension of our elective system and 
the introduction of more English; yet a change from a literary to a social 
charge is something at present not expedient. Provided the Greek letter 
societies can retain their literary nature, and the senior societies their social 
nature, and both exist without mutual injury, the formation of the new clubs 
will be salutary. But if they must be maintained at the expense of the fra- 
ternities, they had better be crushed. It is this very vital question which a 
year or more will decide in Dartmouth. 

The lack of chapter houses m Dartmouth is a serious inconvenience. There 
are but two, owned by societies, and these are quite small. To be sure the 
rented halls have been improved upon since the fire, yet, if a start could be 
made, society emulation and loyalty would do much to place some creditable 
buildings about the town, which sadly lacks anything marked by architectural 
beauty, except the recently built chapel and library. Although Omicron 
Deuteron is next to the youngest of the Dartmouth fraternities, she is living 
in the strong hope of a building at no far distant day.. 



Hamilton College. 

It will be best, perhaps, in giving a brief glimpse at Psi, to begin with 
the ** Twentieth Anniversary," which was celebrated the 29th of last 
June. Prof. A. G. Benedict, '72, Principal of Houghton Seminary, in- 
vited the Psi boys to hold the banquet and reunion at the seminary. 
This kind offer was accepted and arrangements were made for a reunion 
which should be worth/ of Psi's many sons. The halls and parlors were 
decorated with wreaths and floral emblems of Theta Delta Chi. Aiter a brief 
reunion it was announced that the banquet was spread and marching orders 
were given to the dining-room, where covers were laid for sixty guests. The 
officers of the evening were: President, Clark T. Timerman, '87; Orator, 
Rev. Rufus S. Green, '67; Poet, Rev. E. O. Hull, '69; Historian, Dr. A. D. 
Gretman, '80; Chorister, W. G. Rapelje, Beta; Toastmaster, J. D. Cary, »84. 
"After the Feast comes the Toast," so we had toasts, and witty ones too. 
Rev. N. W. Cadwell was to have responded to **Psi Charge as She Was," 
but as brother Cadwell was unable to be with us, Clarence L. Barber, '76, 
responded in his usual inimitable manner, which provoked peal after peal of 
laughter. J. J. Squier, '87, spoke of *' Psi as She Is," and told the graduate 
members how strong we were and how worthy of the predecessors of whom 
brother Barber spoke. Then F. T. Swift, '85, responded to the toast '*The 
Science of Winning Prizes." As we were then rejoicing over five prizes just 
taken, and one more was to fall to our lot before commencement should be 
over, brother Swift's remarks were very apropos. Psi Charge has certainly 
mastered that uncertain science of winning prizes, as her record clearly 
shows. Prof. A. G. Benedict, '72, responded to the toast *'Our Chapter 
House ;" he told us how it had grown from a Utopian vision of the distant 
future to a reahty of the present. At the beginning of '87 the Psi boys read 
their title clear to a building lot on Sophomore Hill, just below Dr. North's 
beautiful grounds. Ground was broken for a Chapter House, but winter 
came on and the work had to be suspended until spring. As soon as the 
frost was out of the ground work was resumed and soon an elegant and 
commodious structure was erected. At the time of Prof. Benedict's remarks 
the house was not completed, although now it is ready for occupancy. We 
shall room there next term, and by the spring term it will be ready for us to 
board there and begin chapter house life in good earnest. For the house we 
are indebted to our graduate members and to a few brothers of other charges. 
The lot was purchased and paid for by the under-graduate members them- 
selves. After brother Benedict's remarks, S. W. Petrie, '76, responded to the 
toast "Our Guests, the Ladies" in his usual gallant manner; then in a few 
touching remarks S. D. Allen, '78, spoke of "The Omega Charge." Songs 
were interspersed in the programme which I have given. At last we parted 
with hearts full of pleasant recollections of the past, bright hopes for the 
future and loyal love for the Theta Delta Chi. 

As usual Psi came to the front in taking prizes. In the Nineteenth Mc- 
Einney Prize Debate, S. W. Brown was awarded first prize, and C. H. Timer- 
man second. The Fifteenth Eellog Prize for Commencement Orator was 


awarded to S. W. Brown, subject of his oration was '* Tlie Political Consis- 
tency of Gladstone." 

W. Brown had an appointment on Thirty-third Clark Prize Contest, in 
Original Oratory. 

In the McKinney Prize Essay Contest for the Class of '89, the first prize 
was awarded to Charles W. £. Chapin, subject ''Songs of the Civil War;" 
second prize was awarded to James D. Rogers, subject *< Hawthorne's De- 
lineation of Puritan New England Life." 

The Sophomore Greek Prize for the Class of '89 was awarded to James D. 

James D. Rogers received an appointment on the McEIinney Prize Contest 
in Declamation. 

The prize offered by the editors of the Hamilton Literary MontfUy for the 
best original story, was awarded to Charles W. E. Chapin, subject <* Was it 
Ideal or Real ?" 

Theta Delts in the Class of '87 were: 

Sherman William Brown, 

John B. Huber, 

Frederic Gilbert Perine, 

Frederick Pullman Pierce, 

Beigamin Greorge Bobbins, 

Joel Jay Squier, 

Clarke Holmes Timerman. 
$ B K men were Sherman William Brown and Benjamin Greorge Bobbins. 
Among our Commencement guests were: 

Rev. Rufus S. Green, '67, Buffalo. 
Rev. John Wilfred Jacks, '67, Romulus. 
Rev, Robert L. Bachman, '71, Utica. 
S. W. Petrie, '76, Little Falls. 
Albert D. Getman, '80, Richfield Springs. 
Arthur R. Getman, '84, Richfield Springs. 
Irving N. Grere, '84, Syracuse. 
Charles W. Allen, '84, Milford, DeL 
E. H. Jenks, '86, Auburn. 
James B. Lee, Xenia, Ohio. 
William G. Mulligan, New York City. 





AiB. — Dramp, Tramp, 

Our stars shall tint with light the sullen clonds of night. 
Until friendship's twilight glimmers on the sky : 
Telling of the coming day and of shadows chased away. 
By the cheerful days of Theta Delta Ohi. 


" Theta Delta Chi " shall be our anthem ; 

Cheer up, brothers, let's be gay ; 

Let the world wag as it will, we'll be gay and happy still. 

We'll be Theta Delts forever and a day. 

With our shields we will oppose the fierce onset of our foes. 

And like heroes chant the watchword and reply ; 

Standing ever firm and true, to the Black, the White, the 

And the chosen sons of Theta Delta Chi. 

As the life-tide rolls along, we will cheer our hearts with 

And we'll banish e'en the griefs that make us sigh, 

And when years have rolled away, and when we've grown 

old and gray, 

We will still be true to Theta Delta Chi. 

N. L. F. Baohman, Psi, Class of '72. 



InBcribed to Oameron Mann, by Be v. Leivis HaUey, Xi, Glass of '68, Not. 

10th, 1886. 

" Once a Theta Delt, always a Tlieta Delt." 

AiR,—Tke 8oldier*8 Farewdl 

A Theta Delt forever, 
The bonds are broken never. 
True hearts can ne'er deceive as 
True loved ones never leave ns. 

A Theta Delt, a Theta Delt, 
For aye, for aye, a Theta Delt. 

The light of love unending 
Upon our shield is blending. 
With beams of faith fraternal 
And hope which is supernal 

A Theta Delt, a Theta Delt, 
For aye, for aye, a Theta Delt. 

Our faith is pledged forever 
Nor time nor change can sever, 
The true and noble-hearted 
Still one in soul though parted. 

A Theta Delt, a Theta Delt. 
For aye, for aje, a Theta Delt 




'78. Albert K. Smith was eleoted Assistant Professor of Mechanical En- 
gineeiing at the meeting of the Oomell Tmstees, last Jnne. 

'78» Hon. Floyd J. Hadley was in the New York Legislature last year^ 
and was reelected this year. 

'80. Hosea Webster is manager of the Chicago honse of the Worthington 
Steam Pnmp Company. 

'83. Hon. W. G. Smith is now Proprietor and Editor of a daily paper 
at San Diego, Cal. 

'83. Harry E. Longwell is manager of the Chicago house of the West-i 
inghonse Machine Co. 

'84. F. A. Coles is teaching in a Friend's School in Philadelphia. 

'84. W. N. Freeman is in the Custom House at New York. 

'84. C. M. Thorp is practising law at Oil City, Pa. 

'84. W. A. Carter is a senior in the Cornell Law School. 

'85. Sidney S. Holman is Assistant Manager of the Paris House of D. 
M. Osborne & Co., manufacturers of reapers, Auburn, N. Y. 

'85. Harold G. Simpson is engaged in the manufacture of malleable 
iron, at Columbus, Ohio. 


'84. M. F. Aguayo is City Engineer, Panama, S. A. 

'85. J. F. Eoheyerria is Congressman at San Jos6, Costa Bioa. 

'86. Morris B. Sherrerd is with the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Co., Scran- 
ton, Pa. 

'86. John V. W. Beynders is employed^ by the Pittsburg Bridge Co. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 

'86. W. C. Hawley is Engineering in Elgin, HI. 

'86. Johannes Cuntz is at his home in Hoboken, N. J. 

'87. Thomas Earleis with the Pittsburgh Bridge Co. 

'87. B. M.' Arango is Assistant City Engineer, Panama, S. A. 

'87. J. C. Blandy, after engineering for some time in JDuluth, Minn., 
returned East, and has just finished his work as Assistant Engineer on a 
new railroad to be run out of Troy. 

'88. J. C. Shreiber is in business in New York City. 


^^57. Hon. Daniel B. Pond is Sheriff of ProTidence Co., B. L 

'58. Hon. John Hay is part author of the Life of Lincoln, now appear- 
ing in The Century Magazine. 

'60. Hon. Henry J. Spooner is member of Congress for Bhode Island. 

'70. Col. Arthur H. Watson, was recently elected councilman in Provi- 

71. Eon. Augustus S. Miller is President of Proyidenoe City Council, 



'58. Flam en Ball is a General Agent for the Equitable Life Ins. of 
New York Oity, and has spent the most of his time, for the last six months, 
in the Ticinity of Gambler. 

'59. James P. Stephens of Trenton, N. J., paid Theta a short Tisit, with 
his wife and daughters, last Spring. Brother Stephens is one of the most 
enthasiastio Theta Delts it has ever been onr good fortune to meet. 

'62. John G. Shaublin, Evansville, Ind., has been appointed by the 
Grovernbr, to be Honorary Commissioner for Indiana, at the Ohio Oenten- 
nial, to be held in Ginoinnati this year. 

'71. Frank E. Wing, of New York City, was in Gambler for a short 
time, daring the Christmas yacation. 

'72. John M. Critchfield has been elected Frobato Judge of Knox Co., 
0., for the ensuing three years. 

'74. Bey. John G. Black has recently been elected to fill a chair at 
the Wooster Uniyersity. 

'79. Samuel H. Nicholas has been appointed a member of the, State 
Board of Law Examiners by the Supreme Court of Ohio. Bro. Nicholas 
is a rising young lawyer of Coshocton, O., and his appointment is quite 
an honor. 

'83. J. B. Crawford is practising medicine in Assaria, Ean* 

'84. A. W. Hayward has removed to Wichita, Kansas, where he is en- 
gaged in his profession of Architect. 

'86. Henry L. Sterrett is in business in Cincinnati. 

'88. Wm. Moulein is spending the winter in Mexico for the benefit of 
his health. 


Brother Griffing, '89, was recently elected Secretary of the Harvard Uni- 
versity Lacrosse Association. 

Brother Kilvert, '89, Treasurer of the Grand Lodge, contemplates a 
journey to Baltimore on official business. 

Brother Brooks, '89, and Brother Griffing, 89, as members of the Junior 
Football Team, are to receive handsome cups to commemorate their vic- 
tory over the Seniors in their class game. 

Brother Lewis, now in the medical school, has been appointed External 
Assistant Physician of the Boston City Hospital. "When he graduates this 
June he will be advanced to the position of Internal Assistant. 

Brother South worth, '87, delivered an oration last Commeu cement Bay; 
Brother Thompson, '87, was also in the first ten of his class. 

Brother Duncan, '90, one of our new Brothers, played on his class foot- 
ball team last year. 

Brother Smith, '87, is at the Columbia Law School. . . 

Brother Todd, '87, has gone to Europe. 

Brother Ladd, '87, is pursuing a graduate couzse here in Cambridge. . 



'59. Bey. W. E. Oibbs is now settled at Lawrence, Mass. He was present 
at the Goxnmenoement Exercises last year, and was introdnced as *< the 
most famons of the most famous class that ever graduated from Tnfts'.'' 

'60. Bey. James Eastwood is now settled at Henniker, N. H. 

'61. A. T. Denison is in the paper mannfactnring business in Detroit, 

'65.' Erastus Crosby is Superintendent of Schools at Herkimer, N. Y. 

'66. Virgil G. Curtis is Superintendent of Schools in Winona, Minn. 

'67. Bev. E. A. Perry is settled at Hudson, N. Y. 

'68. Vernon O. Taylor is at the Bumford Chemical Works, Froyidence, 

'70. Charles C. O'Brien is practising medicine at Groyeton, N. H. 

'75. Myron J. Michael is Superintendent of Schools at Bome, N. Y. 

'80. George A. Gardner is a music dealer. His address is 90 Merrimao 
Street, Lowell, Mass. 

'82. Henry Wood is an Episcopal Clergyman at Amesbury, Mass. 

'82. Charles W. Gerould is Principal of the High School at Stoughton, 

'82. Frank H. Howe is a druggist at Allston, Mass. 

'83. Oscar H. Perry is Superintendent of Schools and Principal of the 
High School at Canton, N. T. 

'84. Winthrop L. Maryin is on the editorial staff of the Boston Jowmal* 

'84. Edwin A. Start, formerly editor-in-chief of the Shield, is editor of 
the Butland Herald, Butland, Vt. 

'85. S. W. Mendxun is sub. -master in the Woburn High School. 

'85. H. E. Taylor and F. A. Taylor, '86, are in the stationery business at 
3 Central Street, Lowell, Mass., under the firm name of Taylor Bros. 


'80. Bey. Pleasant Hunter is the Pastor of the Congregational Church at 
Kewtonyille, Mass. 

'83. George B. Jones has been engaged with Hon. John D. Long in the 
campaign work of the fall. 

'83. Lrying P. Fox is the managing editor of the Boston Gmirier. 

'86. J. C. Ferguson is in the mission work in Central China. 

'86. F. J. Metcalf is Principal of a High School at Gainesville, Texas. 

'86. 0. D. Jones is in the Harvard Medical School. 

'87. A. H. Wilde has accepted a position as Instructor in Mathematics 
and Chemistry in the New Hampshire Conference Seminary at Tilton. 

'87. F. J. Wheat is pursuing his studies in the Boston Uniyersity 
Theological School. 

'87. W. E. Chenery has entered Harvard Medical School. 

'86. L. H. Dorchester is in the Boston Uniyersity Theological School. 

'79. J. D. Pickles is Pastor of the Common Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Lynn, Mass. 

'77. O. S. Marden is a Trustee of Boston Uniyersity. 

'80. W. P. Odell is Pastor of the Mettodist Episcopal Church at Maiden^ 


'85. Brother Woodward is teaobing in the Worcester High School. 
'85. Brother Sherman is Principal of the Amherst High School. 
'85. Curtis Dean is at home in Sonth Coventry, Conn. 
'85. Arthur Hopkins is teaching at Cotnit, Mass. 

'85. Oharles H. Longfellow is at the Union Theological Seminary, New 
York City. 


'85. Josiah W. Morris is studying medicine in New Tork. His address 
is 42 Lexington Ayenne. 

'85. Francis L. Palmer is at 119 College Street, New Haven, Conn. 

'85. Ernest H. Smith is studying medicine in New York. His address Is 
133 East 33d Street. 

'85. Edward A. Tuck, Newton Theological Seminary, Newton, Mass. 

'86. Edward G. Adams is at home, Owatonna, Minn. 

'86. Osgood T. Eastman is employed in the car senrice of the Union 
Pacific B.B., Omaha, Neb. 

'86. Edwin Fairlen is a teacher in the Holbrook Military Academy, Sing 
Sing, N. Y. 

'86. Brother Hird is Professor of Chemistry in the Maryland Agricultural 

'86. J^mes S. Young is at the Union Theological Seminary, New York 

'87. W. O. Conrad is also there. 

'87. Geo. A. Miriok is teaching in the Worcester Academy, Worcester, 

'87. N. 0. Haskell is at Falmouth, Me. 


'85. Heikes is chemist for the Magnetic Iron Ore Company, Carthi^e, 
N. Y. 

'85. Bowman is employed by the Black Diamond Steel Works, Pitts- 
burg, Pa. 

'86. Spengler is in the Chief Engineer's office of the Chicago, Santa Fe 
& California B.B., Chicago, HI. 

'86. C. A. Luckenbach is a member of the firm of Luckenbach & 
Chesebro, Beal Estate Agents, Los Angeles, Cal. 

'87. Pratt is employed by the Phoenix Bridge Company, PhoenixyiUe, 

'87. Van Eirk is taking a post graduate course at Johns Hopkins 


A. H. Gale, '75, and F. G. Gale, '76, are engaged in an extensive manu- 
facture of wire mattresses in Waterville, P. Q., making large shipments to 
the United States, Great Britain and South America. 

Albert and Sumner Wallace, '77, are with the firm of E. G- and E. Wal- 
ace, very successful manufacturers of boots and shoes in Bochester^ N. M, 


Oomstook, '77, Statdstioal Sec'y of the College Alumni Association, has 
recently submitted the decennial report of his class. 

Bobertson, 77, is acting pastor of the Willonghby Ayenne Congregational 
Ohnrch, 199 Willonghby Ayenne, Brooklyn, N. T. 

Woodward, '84, is teaching in Westerly, B. I. 

Tower, '84, is teacher of Sciences in the Uniyersity School for boys, Bal- 
timore, Md. His address is 173 and 175 Madison Ayenne. 

'87. Aiken receiyed a yery flattering appointment as principal of the 
Bntland, Yt., high school, and is acting in that capacity. As there were 
many applicants for the place and the position was offered brother Aiken, 
it is a high compliment to the personal worth of one of Omicron Denteron's 
most f aithfnl members. 

Bacon is principal of Kingston Academy, Kingston, B. I. 

Bnmett is teaching in Chester, Yt. His recent marriage is noted else- 
where. Mrs. Bnrnett was a sister of a member of O's. 

Gtardner is with a snryeying party. His headquarters are Omaha, Neb. 

Knight is studying law with his father in Charleston, W. Ya. 

Parker is studying law in Worcester, Mass. 

Boss is at his home in Great Falls, N. H., engaged withpriyate classes in 
French and Greek. 

Simpson is principal of the high school in Woodstock, Ct. 

TTrquhart is on the Newark Timea, Newark, N. J. 


'83. M. Fajado is at home at Porto Bico. 

'83. M. Loubriel is in the drug business in New York. His adyertise- 
ment will be found in another place. All brothers wishing anything in 
his line, will find it to their adyantage to communicate with him. 

'85. B. J. Mahon is practising law in New York. 

'88. G. K. Cnmmings was married this fall. His bride was a daughter 
of J. Brown, the celebrated artist of this city. 


B W. B. Hoyt, '81, was married on Dec. 20, 1887, to Miss Ester L. 
Hill of Buffalo, N. Y. 

Njd Charles A. Luckenbach, '86, of Bethlehem, Pa., and Theresa A. 
Maharg of Bethlehem, married Aug. 4, 1887. 

MJ Edward M. Woodward, and Emma, daughter of J. Hemenway of 
Worcester, Mass., married Aug. 4, 1887. 

Mjd John D. Hird, was married Sept. 8, 1887, to Isabella B., daughter 
of BeDJ . B. Thompson of Amherst, Mass. 

MJ Sidney A. Sherman, was married Dec. 20, 1887, to Daisy A., 
daughter of Mrs. E. C. Fairchild of Amherst, Mass. 

OJ Edward A. Burnett, '87, was married in Oberlin, Ohio, on Nov. 
22, 1887, to Miss Mary Howard. They will reside in Chester, Yt. 




The Committee on the Gatalogae desires informatioii concemiiig the fol- 
lowing brothers : 
Information should be sent to Frederic Goodwin, 80 Broadway, New York 



Hollaway, John J., '63 Porsell, John H., '50 

Bills, George D., 75 
Cook, Charles B., 79 
Durkee, J. H., 74 


Herrick, M., 74 
Palmer, A. W., 74 
Schoemaker, M. M., 74 

Andrews, Thomas A., '56 
Case, Isaac P., '57 
Cutting, John, '57 
Perry, Andrew J., '65 

Adams, William A., '72 
Anderson, William P., '60 
Camp, John, Jr., '66 
Carpenter, John B., '69 
Clark, J. M., '66 
Clarkson, Thos. C, '70 
Coit, James C, '68 
Cooke, Sidney E., '64 
Dunn, Charles C, '67 
Durand, Frederick F., '61 
Fitzpatrick, J. C, '59 
Follin, Ormond W., '69 
Hill, George P. B., '66 

Ballard, W. J. H., '68 
Burrows, W. H., LL.D., '64 
Gillian, James G., '64 
Grandy, Cyrus W., '66 
Graves, William H.,,'66 

Bird, Frank W., '71 
Briggs, George, '73 


Robertson, Frederick, '56 
Simons, William B., '56 
Southgate, William W., '66 
WUkins, E. T. P., '67. 


Hughes, Andrew L., '66 
Hunt, Greorge B., '64 
Lloyd, Horatio G., '66 
Mac Farlane, Graham, '72 
May, Charles, '67 
Pierce, Greorge H., '68 
Powell, William D., '66 
Rathbone, J. Lawrence, '64 
Rowand, C. Elliott, '66 
Smith, James G., '66 
Story, Peter F., '66 
Trott, John W., '69 
Upson, Stephen, '67 


Griswold, Joseph T., '65 
Hart, Greorge H., '64 
Hoop, Edward L., '63 
Martin, Thomas, '64 
Wilkinson, Charles, '63 


Butler, Henry W., '61 
Cook, Benjamin, Jr., '68 



Dranei Charles P., '67 
Dockray, James B., '69 
Finney, Joseph E., '60 
Goldthwaite, Merrick, '68 
Harkuros, Frank, '72 
Hoyt, William E., '68 
Jours, William O., 69 
Eelton, Edward G., '63 
Eirbey, Joseph D., 67 
Laowill, John S., 61 
Ledwith, William 6., '60 
Martin, William D., '62 
Mason, Charles F., '62 
Matthewson, Frank, '73 
McKinney, M. G., '63 
Millar, Robert, M. D., '69 
Morris, Edgar R., '69 
Neff, James M. W., '67 
Norris, WiUiam E., '67 
Olcott, Egbert, '69 
Paine, C. A., '76 
Palmer, Henry B., '79 

Pierce, Fenelon A., '64 
Potter, Charles, '72 
Randolph, Richard E., '78 
Ransford, Hascall, '69 
Reynolds, James, '63 
Robert, James A., '68 
Scott, Frederick, '74 
Short, Chester F., '61 
Spelman, F. B., '76 
Sproat, James G., '67 
Stiness, Walter R., '77 
Thompson, Charles S., '62 
Tucker, Charles R., '64 
Tolane, Louis, '66 
Tytus, John B., '69 
Upton, George P., '64 
Vinson, Andrew P., '62 
Watson, Arthur H., '70 
Whitredge, John C, '60 
Whitredge, Moses, '60 
Williams, Jared Irving, '64 
Worcester, Joseph H., '64 

Bradstreet, David Nale, '66 
Deering, William A., '76 
Hayes, Daniel Edward, '69 


Hilton, Stephen, '67 

Howe, James Madison, Jr., '63 

Knight, James MelviUe, '64 

Brown, Francis H., '67 
O'Connell, Patrick A., '67 
Skinner, Benjamin S., '60 


Wadsworth, A. F., lawyer, '60 
Waterman, Arthur A., '86 
Young, George B., '60 

Caughey, William H., '84 
Ridlon, J. F., '76 


Schoemaker, James H., '66 
Spooner, Frank A., '76 

French, George M., '80 
Griffin, Hiram, '82 
Hayden, Francis C, '80 


Lane, Edward B., '81 
Lane, Emery W., '82 
Weeks, George F., '80 


Thompson, Thomas C, '61 




Alexander, William R., '73 
Almond, Marcus B., 74 
Baldwin, Oliver, P., 73 
Bellamy, John D., 74 
Callahan, Bryan, 75 
onlap, James N., 75 

Grarrison, James 6., 70 
Nelson, Keating S., 75 
Robertson, Alexander F., 73 
Thomas, George S., 75 
Ward, Patrick H., 73 
Wilson, Thornton S., 76 

Keeler, George W., *84 

Bardwell, William L., '60 
Bodwell, Wniiam L., »60 
Boothby, Asa, Jr., '69 
Brice, James K., 77 
Brigham, Charles O., '62 
Brown, Henry B., '69 
Cook, George W., '63 
Gidman, Rev. Richard H., 
Groodwin, George H., '62 
Henry, Rob't, '55 
Laux, Carl, Jr., '62 


Lee, WUliam H., '60 
Ranney, Eugene P., '60 
Raymond, Charles, '60 
Schaffer, Charles B.^ '83 
Shanklin, John G., '62 
Steele, Timothy E., '53 
Sutton, William H., '57 
'63 Vinal, Charles G. R:, '61 

Webber, George C, '60 
Winsor, Samuel A., '60 
Young, John, '60 

Stephens, James M., '72 

Adams, William P., '66 
Beatty, R. D., '67 
Brown, William, '60 
Bushfleld, L. C, '69 
Clendenan, D. W., '71 
Cooper, John S., '64 
Daniels, W. C, '72 
Deleplain, L. L., '70 
Dickey, Nathaniel E., '61 
Doty, C. B., '71 
Furst, Luther C, '64 
Talloway, Robt T., '69 
Hallock, W. E., 71 
Harvey, Israel, '72 
Hustin, Frank, '69 
Jared, John D., lawyer, '60 
Jared, William A., '66 
Junkin, William McC, '61 . 


Kerr, Robert A., '67 
McClymonds, Edward t)., '63 
McConnel, Charles B., '70 
Mellen, James R., '65 
Millar, John R., '63 
Mitchell, J. K., '71 
Montooth, Edwards., '68 
Noble, Rev. William B., '63 
Norton, Frederick J., '72 
Oglebay, E. W., '69 
Philips, Fulton, '66 
Redmond, Benjamin J., '60 
Reed, J. L., '70 
Richey, C. D., '66 
Roberts, C. C, '71 
Schoonmaker, F. W., '70 
Schoonmaker, G. B., '70 
Schriver, Charles E., '69 



Smith, Frank W., '62 Wateon, J. M., 70 

Smith, Frank K., *64 Weaver, John R., M.D., 70 

Tompkins, Jackson B., '64 Wightman, Rev. Jas. Wallace, 60 

Townsend, Cyrus, '69 Williams, Luther H., '62 

Turner, C. B., '71 

Boyd, Alston, '71 

BUI, A. H., 71 


Kirchoff, Frederick Wm., '78 
Martin, E. Howard, Jr., '73 


White, John de H., '71 
Wood, C. L., '84 


Miles, John C, '66 


Cox, B. Frank. '68 Rhodes, Gleniss C, '72 

Hickman, Henry H., '72 Righter, George M., '72 

Linn, John T., '69 Rogers, George H., '70 

Slater, Milton T., '69 

Appelman, 'Lloyd P., '73 
Davenport, C. W., '81 
Gilbert, Palmer A., '68 
Heylmun, Daniel G., '74 

Ayer, E. Irving, '72 
Blossom, Thomas E., '71 
Bottum, Frank M., '71 . 
Briggs, Marcus H., '71 
Chapman, Hobart M., '74 
Clark, Orlando E., '76 
Conway, William J., '72 
Everest, Charles, '76 
Fitch, Arthur H., '73 
Foote, O. K., '79 
Forbes, William D., '77 
Gibbons, Arthur C,, '73 
Gage, John R., '77 
Hfidght, George W , '74 


Kline, Frank J., '69 
MilhoUand, Henry, '78 
Parker, Wilham H., '73 
Tarr, Horace G. H., '63 


Harris, Judson W., '67 
Hungerford, Thomas, '70 
Jacobs, WUUam W., '77 
Kingman, Charles, '67 
Markham, Spencer S., '78 
Mason, Orlein J., '74 
Michaels, Marcus, '73 • 
Oakes, JohnF., M.D., '70 
Pelt, James C , '76 
Powers, Ivan, '72 
Stiles, Rev. Loren, '79 
Van Auken, Edward E.; '76 
Weir, William B., '77 
Wile, Isaac G., '70 


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VOL. IV. MAT, 1888. Na 2. 


Delivered at the fifth annnal banquet of the New Englahd Assooiation of 
the Theta Delta Ohi fraternity, April 11th, 1B88, at Young's Hotel, 
Boston^ Mass. 


When at the Merry Christmas tide 
i Around the glowing fireside. 

Gather sons and daughters. 
Father and mother fondly gaze 
On those who oome by devious ways, 

O'er many lands and waters. 

Then from their midst some favored one 
Tells of the deeds that each has done 
Wherever each has tarried. 
I Fortunes increase and fortunes wane 

Families grow and honors gain, 
Some die and some get married. 

So Theta Delts from far and near 
Have come to burn a Yule-log here. 

And from one board partake ; 
And I for them in humble strain. 
Heroic deeds of theirs would fain 

To memory awake. , 


Each mighty brother known to fame, 
Each sister charge of wide-spre&d name. 

In verse Fd magnify. - 
Extol onr altar, shield and grip, 
And principles of fellowship, 

In Theta Delta Chi. 


Upon the hillside's gentle slope the homestead rests in 
calm repose. 

Shingled and gray and studded low, her slant roof 
dipping in the snows, 

Deep windows with their small, checked panes peer oat 
upon the quiet land. 

On field and river, woods and hills, white with the touch 
of Winter's hand. 

For this old manse in solitude surrounded by her 
guardian elms. 

For the bright hearth within her walls, warm with the 
cheer that overwhelms 

Discouragement and grief, the heart of many a lonely 
lad doth yearn. 

When in the crowd — but still alone — to friends for 
sympathy he'd turn ; 

Or maybe in the stately streets where mansions rise on 
either side, 

Where commerce and the ceaseless rush of life's ac- 
tivities preside. 

Within the city's gay domain where pleasure holds un- 
bounded sway, • 

There stands another home whither some restless heart 
would speed away. 

Fraternity! thou sacred bond — the strongest impulse 
of the soul. 

That knits the life of man to man in one supreme per- 
fected whole. 


Now interpose thy kindly face to greet each stranger 
in distress, 

Thy hospitality extend, thy generous fellowship express. 

For every man to honor true, there is a ready sympathy, 

A welcome to onr hearth and hand, the grip of Theta 
Delta Ohi. 

Brothers of old New England stock come to the gather- 
ing of your kin 

Benew to-night fraternal yoWs, to-night new fellowship 

Traveling to southward through the snows, 
And often buried to the nose 

Traversing wastes of pine. 
Where in the dark the hoot-owl shrieks, 
And the Maine breezes cut the cheeks, 

We hail thee, Bowdoin. 

Frozen out on prohibition. 
Weary with your lengthy mission. 

Gladly would we treat her. 
Warm each frigid toe and finger. 
Eat and drink while here ye linger, 

Plucky hosts of Eta. 

Mighty on the diamond field. 
Strong the willow bat to wield. 

Every man with Artz doth 
SkiUfully the base-ball hurl 
Till the pennant you unfurl 

Up at happy Dartmouth. 

House of Webster, Choate and — Smith, 
Failure is to thee a myth, 

Thy star shines ever on. 
Be thy laurels evergreen 
And the brightest ever seen — 

Omicron Deuteron. 


From pore and righteous college shades. 
Where favorite drinks are lemonades, 

In yirtne freely versed, 
Come men, to study much inclined, 
But Theta Delts of finest kind. 

Greeting ! men of Amhersi 

In your Enight Camp, Heard dropped a Brick 
When " Shorty " Phillips gave a kick. 

Yelling most unduly. 
Then slugger Haskell woke in fright. 
And jumping up, at once did light 

On slumbering midget Cooley. 

There's warbler Leonard and Ballou, 
Sturdy old Moulton and Bartletts two,' 

And Stiles to sit upon. 
Then, brothers, here's A worthy toast. 
Drink one and all to our good host — 

Our host, Mu Deuteron. 

At the far end of Holyoke Street, 
Lies hid a Theta Delt retreat 

Which girlish guiles are lost on. 
Here wary lads need never fear 
The advent of this glad leap year. 

To maids of classic Boston. 

; ** Old war-horse " Bartlett heads the list, 
And every female charm resists. 

Brave old Salamander. 
There's Hobson, Stockbridge and Magee, 
With all that solid company, 

Down at good old Lambda. 

Perched on the top of College Hill, 
That " dizzy " height near Summerville, 
Which common mortals gape on. 



I see young bantams in their nest. 
The hen has flown, but there they rest, 
Happy under Oapen. 

Tufts' men are mashers from the start, 
And bold to steal a lady's heart, 

They are so gay and dapper. 
The ladies like their pretty ways. 
And keep in mind through all their days. 

The larks at giddy Eappa. 

Our men are glad to play foot-ball, 
But Eappa is inclined to crawl, 

Bec&use " the ground's too hard." 
Then Lambda gets laid on the sheU, 
By that sweet tune " fourteen to twelve," 

By our nine from Harvard. 

Stars that shine hopeful and lucky, 
Hearts that beat gallant and plucky, 

Bule our sturdy quota. 
Our watch-word is " always be gamey," 
And we get there '* just the samee," 

At little Iota. 

liong has been waiting an empty chair 
Por the return of a sister fair, 

Gladly to-night we greet her. 
Back comes the prodigal, safe and sound. 
Let us rejoice, for we have found 

Long lost sister Zeta. 

Proud is the page of her story, 
Many the names of her glory. 

For her inheritance. 
That she may always prospered be. 
This is the council I offer free, 

" Don't trust in Providence.^' 


Here is our latest progeny, 
The babe of the Fraternity, 

Plump and hearty and hale. 
She weighs two thousand pounds or more. 
Can walk and talk and loudly roar. 

For Theta Delt and Tale. 

Her cradle's built of granite blocks, 
She makes it go with lots of " rocks," 

And never squeals thereon; 
A sister fearless, who yields to none. 
Our patriot and latest one — 

Epsilon Deuteron. 

Proud the old lady looks round to-night 
On her gay children ; her keen sight 

No haughty head can dodge. 
Each son of the Fraternity 
Blesses her fond maternity. 

Our dear mamma, Grand Lodge. 

Hill must make each hieroglyphic, 
Kilvert lay each tax specific, 

Each must watch the other. 
Perry, our patron divinity. 
Crowns the Theta Delt trinity. 

Of our common mother. 


Brothers, breathe easy, I am done, 

My tale is told, my yarn is spun ; 

But ere I reach my stanza's close, 

This final toast I would propose — 

" Fair Friendship — on thy gracious brow 

We place a wreath of olive now, 

And at thine altars glowing flame, 

We burn frankincense to thy name. 

Libations in thy honor pour, 

And plight our troth forever more." 

William E. Bigelow, Iota. 


Memories of Marc Cook. 

On October 4th^ 1882, at his home in the City of ITtica, 
brother Marcellus Eugene Cook, Psi 74, died. For five years 
he had been afflicted with pulmonary disease, and notwith- 
standing his death was expected at any time, the stroke came 
at last with startling suddenness. He had been out walking 
upon the street the day previous — had called upon some old 
friends at one of the newspaper offices. He was in good 
spirits and hopeful, and while visiting there had shown with 
unconcealed gratification, a letter from Charles A* Dana, re- 
questing his permission to place one of his poems in ^the 
" Household Book of Poetry." The next morning he arose 
apparently in his usual condition. After breakfasting he 
complained of pain, and a few moments later. Death — ^which 
had been toying with his life for five long years — had ceased 
his gambols, and Marc was gone. 

Brother Cook was born March 1st, 1854, in Providence, 
R I. My acquaintance with him began when he entered 
Hamilton College, a Freshman, in the class of 1874. Soon 
after he was initiated into the Psi Charge of Theta Delta Chi, 
and was ever a zealous and loyal member. He was, when I 
first met him, sixteen years old, tall, erect and graceful, both 
in manner and carriage. He was a blonde with brown hair; 
his face was thin, and in repose thoughtful, and his eye when 
at rest by reason of a growing near sightedness had a dull 
appearance, as did* his face, little indicating his wondrous 
depth of feeling and keenness of perception. But once aroused 
the eye sparkled and flashed, and his face lit up with 
expressions a comedian might well envy; while the charm 
and fascination of his conversation rendered him the life of 
our social gatherings and the pet of his class. 

I remember near the close of a term, when, as Marc said, he 
expected *^ his natural guardian would develop symptoms of 
remittent fever," I brought from a purveyor of ice cream our 
bills, and delivered one to Marc, who mistook it for a letter 
from his father. I can see him before me now as he hastily 


opened it, adjusted his glasses, his eyes beaming with pleased 
expectancy, and glancipg at it, his face ran the gamut 
from keenest intelligence to *' inspired idiocy," (to use one 
of his own phrases), and looking helplessly around, he read 
in his inimitable manner, ^'Please call and settle," while 
we laughed to tears at the tableau. So he was ever sur- 
prising us by a keen repartee, the shrewd turn of a word 
or an unexpected sally, and as may be easily imagined, the 
effect was irresistible. Without labor and apparently without 
thought came those well worded, delicate shafts that ''pierced 
through the vein where laughter ran/' ingenious, quaint,, 
and ever apropos. 

But better than these do we recall his sober, earnest work,, 
his unselfishness, his sympathy. He knew how to resent ani 
injury, but he did not know how to give wounds unprovoked. 
He lived much beloved ; he died much lamented. 

"While in College he began writing verses for the press over 
the nomde piume of " Vandyke Brown," and also did some- 
thing in prose story, all of which forecast his later success- 
in letters. He left college at the end of his Junior year to- 
enter upon newspaper worL Afterward he was associated 
with brother E. M. Eewey on the Worcester (Mass.) Press^ 
He was a contributor to several papers and magazines^ 
among the latter Harper's, and was regularly connected with 
the New York Clipper. It was there that the disease which 
proved his undoing manifested itself. He characteristically 
says, in a book describing his attempt to conquer that flatter- 
ing destroyer— consumptiour— by a sojourn in the St. Regis- 
region of northern New York, entitled, "The Wilderness 
Cure," (published by William Wood & Co., New York), a& 
follows: — " Late in the autumn of 1877 a young man at work 
in a newspaper office in New York City, found himself the 
possessor of an inconsequential cough. ^ ^ * It caused 
its owner neither inconvenience nor anxiety. In the con- 
sciousness of never having inherited anything, there was the 
comforting conviction that he could not have inherited con- 
sumptive tendencies." Then he details his gallant fight for 
life, which may be found in brief in Harper* s Magazine, (May,. 


1881), entitled ^'Oamp Lou/' after his faithful and devoted 
wife, who endured all discomforts and, braved the winter soli- 
tude of the wilderness to minister to his recovery. Alas, in 
vain 1 Leaving the wilderness after two years, his latter days 
were spent at Utica, where he continued the battle for life 
and the battle for bread. For, brethren, the riches that dear 
Marc possessed were his precious intellect and the priceless 
love of his wife, and when death came, it left that faithful 
one who with anxiety had watched his wasting, but little of 
earth's riches. 

His modesty allowed but few of his verses to appear over 
his own name. The larger portion appeared over his favor- 
ite nom dejjlume " Vandyke Brown." Some are found credited 
to " V.B.," "M.O.," "Nicholas Niles," "Barry Oroton," and 
" Emac Orook," an intrdversion of his own name. His verse 
is chaste and rippling, with a happy adaptation of rhythm and 
sentiment that touches the heart, showing that as in OoUege 
days so in later life he cared more for ri deppiov — " the fiery 
particle" — than for the particle in Greek text-books, which 
he abominated. I cannot present a fairer delineation of the 
merit of his verse than by reproducing some of them, which 
will also illustrate the comprehensive character of hi& 

He told me once, while in Oollege, that he had promised a 
young lady at one of the schools a boquet, in the event of 
her appointment to take part in a certain public exhibition. 
She won the appointment, and in a gilt-edged note reminded 
Marc of his promise. He, as do most Sophomores near the 
close of a term, found himself not noted high in commercial 
agencies, and sent her instead the following lines,which, had 
they been found in some old garret in England, over the 
name of Tom Moore, would have created a sensation in the 
literary world : — 

You have asked me. Lady Clarice, my lady none so fair. 
If I would send a rosebud to twine amid your hair. 

But ah I my lady Clarice, I think you will agree. 
That never favor puzzled man as this has puzzled me. 

74 THE SHiEIiD. 

For I cannot, lady Olarice, I cannot send to yon 

The rose that ope's in spring time, the rose of crimson hue. 

For when the red-rose saw thee in all thy careless grace, 
'Twould pale before the richer glow that mantles thy fair face. 

Nor yet, my lady Olarice, I cannot send to you 

The rose that blows in autumn, the rose of snow-white hue. 

For when the white rose saw thee, ah! then it would, I trow. 
Blush scarlet at the purer white upon my lady's brow. 

And so, my lady Clarice, you see I'm puzzled quite; 

I cannot send the crimson rose — I cannot send the white. 

And either you, my lady, must grow, I ween, more plain, 
Or otherwise Dame Nature make the roses o'er again. 

Could anything be more delicate or charming? The bonnie 
lass who would exchange those lines for a flower — even one 
from Aladdin's subterranean garden, whose #very petal was 
a jewel— would simply proclaim herself unworthy of a thought 
from the pure, gallant heart of Marc Cook. 

The following lines, written in a half -hour, during his 
Sophomore year — his class at the time reading Cicero's "De 
Senectute," the sentiment of which Marc protested against 
as insincere — are decidedly characteristic : — 


You may tell us that age cares nothing 

For the pleasures of feasting and wine, 

And hence has a good digestion. 

Which all may be very fine ; 

But give us the sherry and oysters. 

Though it be a little amiss. 

And we'll take our chance of dyspepsia, 

Oh, Marcus TuUius Cic. I 

You may put in the mouth of Cato 
Five sayings, exceedingly wise : 
How pleasure is hostile to reason, 
And blinds the spirit's eyes. 


You may tell us very gravely 
Of the pleasure that lies in a kiss ; 
But " you didn't use to think so *' 
Marcus Tullitls Gic. ! 

Tou may harp o'er the speech of Archytes, 

Who likens pleasure to pest. 

And calls it the curse of our nature, 

Pshaw ! Archy, now " give us a rest 1 " 

You may make us think it is logic, 

Yet I'm fully persuaded of this, 

You'd rather take pleasure than small-pox 

Oh, Marcus Tullius Oic. ! 

Had you never heard the old poet 
In golden measures sing : 
That to laugh as a boy were better 
Than to reign a gray-haired king ? 
And yet, the whole of your essay 
Hasn't half the truth of this ; 
A pity you couldn't have known it, 
Marcus Tullius Cic. I 

Gray hairs no doubt bring wisdom, 
The question we'll not dispute ; 
But who for the blossoms of Maytime 
Would take the ripened- fruit ? 
' Tis Hope gives Life its beauty. 
Though the day be perfect bliss, 
The morrow is always fairer, 
Oh, Marcus Tullius Oic I 

Youth is the time for dreaming. 
In its golden, halcyon days ; 
We weave the brighest colors 
In the Future's mystical maze. 
' Tis then we aim the highest ; 
And, whether we hit or miss. 
There's pleasure in the aiming, 
Marcus Tullius Oic I 


At the Tenth Anniversary of the Psi Oharge, held at 
Clinton, N. Y., June 25th, 1878, he was poet of the occasion, 
and the deep, abiding love he treasured in his heart for 
Theta Delta Chi, found expression in lines so touching and 
tender that I cannot pass them by : — 

time's touch. 

Ten years ! It hardly counts for much where centuries rise 

and fade ; 
Ten little spears of grass cut down by Time's unerring blade '^ 
Ten grains of sand that go to make the shore of that fair sea. 
Where freighted ships are sailing to the worlds that are 

to be. 

But in bur narrow lives, 'twere vain to turn with words of 

On ten round years, and those bright years that measured 

life's fair morning ; 
When rose the great sun in the East, disclosing roseate 

And everything was summer-like, including heavy dews. 

Ten years ! Ah yes, 'tis long enough, anatomists declare, 
To change the body's tissues or the color of the hair. 
And looking down upon the seats, where once our fellows sat, 
'Tis long enough, it seems, to work some stranger change 
than thai 

We like to picture Time as large — his comprehensive plan 

Outweighing all the little hopes and purposes of man. 

But what small work is this, to which he's bending as'he 

This scratching wrinkles in the brows of Theta Delta Chrs ? 

Since first those magic letters were repeated in our ears, 

We've gained the wit and wisdom of a half a score of years ; 

We've striven for promotion and we've seen our plans mis- 
carried ; 

We've thought and wrought, and some were caught and 
safely housed and married. 


We've found misfortune frequ^tly to be a heavy hitter, 
And with the sweets of life, we've had our portion of the 

We've learned from stern experience, the world's unwritten 

ways — 
And yet we are not half so wise as in our Freshman days 1 

And somehow, some on whom we laid the heaviest sort of 

That they would climb Olympus' heights, and wrestle with 

the gods, 
Have failed to make the promise good, on Competition's 

Where "ponies" break their borrowed legs, and "boning" 

counts for more. 

No other wisdom's half so great as youth. It does not grope 
But leaps to Honor's citadel, and storms the gates of Hope. 
The class-room bounds its cares and toils, when life and 

health are free ; 
The World is in the campus then, and Honor in K. P.* 

But through the various maze of life, whatever path we 

Though thorns shall pierce our weary feet, or flowers their 

fragrance shed, 
Our thoughts in memory's crucible, to purest gold shall 

When on the road we clasp the hand of some true Theta 


And here to-night we laugh at Time, and for the vanished 

We have but pleasant memories, and no regretful tears. 
For Time may whiten all our locks, and dim the brightest 

But Time shall never quench our love for Theta Delta Chi. 

* " K. P."~A College abreviation of Clarke Prize. 


Alas, my brother! At thQ Psi reunion he sat down at 
our banquet, and while we laughed so merrily over some of 
his versesj entitled, " His very last trick," all unseen by us 
Death leaned upon his chair's back and poisoned his breath. 
We did not know that we were looking our last upon him ; but 
the azure portals of the Omega Charge have opened to him 
and in the white robes of its perfection his raised spirit now 
treads the fields of immortal asphodeL How often, when we 
meet in future times,will come memories of himwho was so dear 
to us ! Oh, my brother, if, as some do say, the spirits of the 
dead do hover about those whom they have loved on earth, 
and thou art here revisiting the scenes and friends that once 
were dear to thee, accept these testimonies of the love we 
bore thee, and let them testify that whilst thy eager spirit 
doth rejoice within that sphere where perfect health is, with 
us that handful of precious dust that caged its pinions once, 
is reverenced and guarded by the pious care of these devo- 
tees of friendship divine. ' 

God's rest to thy majestic soul I Peace to thy ashes — and, 
until we each in turn shall pass the gates of death, "and in the 
great '^ Omega " shall grasp thy hand again — brother, fare- 
well! - 

' Post cinerea gloria venit. 

Nathan La F. Baohman, Psi, 72. 


The second annual banquet of the Theta Delta Chi 
Fraternity, of Maryland, was held at the Hotel Een- 
nert,' Friday evening January 13th. About 9 o'clock 
the business meeting was called to order by the 
President, Dr. W. R. McKnew, of Baltimore. The following 
officers were elected for the ensuing year : President, Hon. 
E. O. Graves, chief of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 
Washington, D. C; Secretary and Treasurer, Alex. M. Rich, 
Reisterstown, Md.; Executive Committee, the president and 
secretary ex-officio ; Mr. O. P. Baldwin, of the editorial staff 



of the Sufiy Baltimore ; Dr. G. T. Atkinson, Grisfield, Md.; 
Mr. Thos. E. Bogers, chief of the National Bank Bedemp- 
tion Agency, Treasury Department, Washington, D. 0.; 
Messrs. B. A. King, 1430 Corcoran street, Washington, and 
Edward W. Bym, 1453 Bhode Island avenue, Washington. 
After some discussion the name was changed to the South- 
ern Graduate Association of Theta Delta Chi. The associa- 
tion comprises members from Maryland, District of Colum- 
bia, parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsyl- 
vania. The following resolutions were passed on the death 
of brother Innes Bandolph, of Baltimore : 

Whebeas, the. Southern Graduate Association of Theta 
Delta Chi have learned of the death, on the 28th of April 
last, of brother Innes Bandolph, of Xi Charge of Hobart 
College and of the editorial staff of the Baltimore American, 

Besolvedy That while we humbly submit to the will of 
Providence, we deeply deplore the removal from our midst of 
a faithful friend and a true hearted brother, and regret that 
the portals of the Omega Charge have opened to receive 
one of the most talented and brilliant ornaments of our 

Besolvedy That a copy of these t^solutions be sent to the 
family of the deceased brother, to the Xi Charge, to the 
Shield and to the Baltimore American, 

About 10 o'clock the members sat down to an excellent 
banquet, gotten up in such style as only Mr. Eobert Bennert 

During the banquet the songs of the fraternity were sung 
with much earnestness, several toasts were offered to Dr. 
McKnew, the retiring president ; Bev. C. B. Perry, ot Mt. 
Calvary church, Baltimore, president of the Grand Lodge of 
the Theta Delta Chi fraternity in the United States, and 
several other brothers delivered able addresses. Bro. 
William S. Kimball, of Kimball & Co., Bochester, 
N. Y., sent a large lot of Satin Straight Cut Cigarettes, 
gotten up for the occasion, in the fraternity colors, 
black, white and blue satin covers, and bearing on 


the labels the date and plaoe of meeting. After a 
jolly good time the banquet broke up early in the morning. 
The next annual banquet will be held in Washington next win- 
ter. The following doUeges were represented : Hobart, Dart- 
mouth, Bowdoin, Dickinson and Oomell, Lehigh and Brown 
Universities and University of Virginia. Letters and tele- 
grams of regret were received from Bishop A. M. Bandolph, 
Ool. John Hay, Hon. H. J. Spooner, Hon. Henry E. Gibson, 
Hon. Daniel Lookwood and many others. Among those 
present were Jas. Wallace, Sigma 71, Cambridge, Md.;Chas. 
G. Biggs, Sigma '70, Sharpsburg, Md. ; J. Eoyston Stifler, 
Sigma '86, Belair, Md.; Dr. W. K. McKnew, Xi, 1401 Linden 
avenue, Baltimore ; M. L. Kimball, Eta, '87, Sandy Spring, 
Md. ; Edward P. Vankirk, N% '87, 827 W. Biddle street, 
Baltimore ; Kev. C. B. Perry, Zeta '67, 816 N. Eutaw street, 
Baltimore ; G. E. Boynton, Zeta '71, 926 Cathedral street, 
Baltimore ; John W. Babylon, Psi, '74, 1706 N. Calvert street, 
Baltimore ; Samuel F. Tower and Charles O. Thurston, Dart- 
mouth '84, 407 W. Biddle street, Baltimore; Charles B. 
Cassidy, N' '90, 1104 Edmondson avenue, Baltimore ; Wm. 
M. Stockbridge, Beta '87, Washington ; Alex. M. Rich, Xi 
'85, Eeisterstown, Md., and many others. 

True Character of a Fraternity JournaU 

Just at this time the discussion as to the proper character 
of a Fraternity Journal has been revived by the publication 
of several articles on the subject in different journals. And 
in the Exchange Beviews we find a friendly clash of criticism 
on the ranging character of the publications. 

It is possible to divide thQ disputants into two inclusive 
classes. There is one class which desires to see a Fraternity 
Journal aim at the same sort of literary work and standard, 
which is supposed to be characteristic of our leading literary 
magazines — but of course giving chapter news and exchange 
reviews to some extent. While the other standard is that 
set by those Editors who believe that a Fraternity Journal 


is above all things an organ of the Fraternity, and so much 
so, that literary excellence should not be thought an end of 
itself, but a means only, to make more perfect the expression 
of Fraternity interests. 

The former theory finds expression in the Phi Gamma 
Delta Quarterly^ for February, 1888. Eeviewing the Shield 
of Phi Kappa Psi, the Editor says, apropos of remarks in the 
Shieldy implying that the literary character of some of the 
Quarterlies was degenerating, and that they had fallen from 
the lofty perch occupied in former years : " We believe that 
it is wiser to ascend to the greater heights in journalism even 
if it increases the danger of a " tumble " than to remain upon 
that common level of mediocrity, that hides an enterprise 
almost as completely as if it did not exist." With this senti- 
ment in the abstract, we heartily accord; but the way in 
which it was applied by the Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly 
seems a perversion of its meaning. For this Journal, and all 
others holding its views, judging from their (character, hold 
the heights of journalism to be synonymous with the heights 
of Parnassus, and covered with much the same sort of foli- 
age — poetry, graceful tales and strong epics. 

It is generally admitted that a Fraternity Journal should 
exist primarily for the purpose of serving its Fraternity by 
being the medium through which the various Chapters learn 
of the condition and acts of the others, and of other 
Fraternities, and to which they can look for the expression 
of the best thought on Fraternity matters. This is an object 
for which it is worth the while for any journal to exist, and 
for its attainment the journalistic heights should indeed be 
ascended till in typography, fraternity news, and valuable 
fraternity articles, the magazine stands far above its rivals. 
In attaining this position there will be enough work to sup- 
ply the inordinate ambition of any editor of less ability than 
a, genius, and we cannot rely on invariably having geniuses 
for editors. 

Why, then, should this lofty and practicable aim be for- 
gotten in the foolish endeavor to put fraternity journals on 
a par with our famous and well established literary maga- 


zines ? Why should we lower the tone of our first-olas9 
Fraternity Journals to second-class literary magazines, in 
order to furnish a field for the exercise of the doubtful tal- 
ents of those brothers who aspire to literary renown. Re- 
gard for the greatest good to all, which is the true fraternity 
spirit, should prevent any one class from usurping the place 
whose advantages are meant for all. 

Even if here and there we find a genius in literary art, 
why should we expect the Fraternity Journal to be his field 
of work ? Such a one would probably wish to give a wider 
range to his work than such a Journal could furnish. And 
in any case, Fraternity Journals ought to be considered not 
so much fields in which the Fraternity is to be put on exhi- 
bition in a competition in second-rate literary endeavor, as 
organs which are to strive wholly to make themselves the 
perfect and ideal means of fostering Fraternity spirit by 
bringing all chapters and fraternities together in a common 
wish to promote the interests of all, by learning individually 
from their own Journal what are the deficiencies and merits 
of themselves and others; and heeding the suggestions made 
by those who can have a view over a wider field of fraternity 
interest than single chapters. 

Max a. Kilvert, Iota. 


The fifth annual banquet of the New England Associa- 
tion, held at Young's Hotel, Boston, Wednesday evening, 
April 11, was a very interesting and enjoyable occasion to 
New England Theta Delts. The business meeting, before 
the banquet, was called to order by the Vice-President, 
Arthur L. Bartlett, and the following officers were then 
elected for the coming year : President, Arthur L. Bartlett ; 
Vice-President, H. F. Lewis ; Secretary and . Treasurer, 
C. J. Bullock ; Directors, E. S. Griffing, Iota ; C. L. Eeed, 


Eappa ; F. M. Bassell, Eta ; J. H. Mason, Omicron Deuter- 
on ; H. J. Bickford, Lambda ; J. J. Walker, Mu Deuteron ; 
George F. McGregor, Zeta ; and Mark S. Bradley, Epsilon 
Deuteron. It was then voted that the banquet next year be 
given under the auspices of Lambda Charge. 

Upon the adjournment of the Convention the company re- 
paired to the dining hall, where an abundant feast was in 
waiting for them. About fifty graduates and under gradates 
sat down to the tables. Eight New England colleges were 
represented, Amherst College, Boston University, Bowdoin ' 
College, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Harvard 
University, Tufts College and Yale University, and a more 
congenial company it would be hard to find. Among those 
present were: Hon. S. N. Aldrich, of Boston ; Hon. Augus- 
tus S. Miller, of Providence, R.J.; Arthur L. Bartlett, Chas. 
P. Gorely, E. W. Crowell, W. J. Moulton, of Amherst ; 
William Reed Bigelow, Frank L. Jones, of New York, editor 
of The Shield ; Edward S. Griffing, Harry C. Gibbons, Max 
Alex. Kilvert, Seth P. Smith, E. F. Landy, Luther Freeman, 
Charles J. Bullock, M. C. Webber, F. E. Magee, H. J. Bick- 
ford, H. D. Foster, W. S. Sullivan, C. L. Reed, E. C. Camp. 

At about 9:30 W. R. Stockbridge, Jr., the toastmaster for 
the evening, after a few. remarks fitting to the occasion, 
introduced E. C. Camp, of Amherst, who made the ad- * 
dress of welcome on behalf of Mu Deuteron. Hon. Augus- 
ttfs S. Miller then delivered the oration of the evening. He 
said that the best subject he could speak upon before a com* 
pany of Theta Delts was Theta Delta Chi. " When I was at 
Brown University, secret societies were looked down upon 
by the faculty. One day one of the professors took me aside 
and strongly advised me not to identify myself with any of 
the secret fraternities. He said they were of no lasting 
benefit to a man, and that he would soon forget all about 
them after he had left college, while he would always re- 
member his class associations. I did not follow the advice 
of the good professor, but I joined Theta Delta Chi. I can say 
that I do npt remember half of my classmates, but I remem- 
ber every Theta Delt who was in college while I was there. 


When young men band themselves together for some landi- 
ble purpose, good must result. The class room is not the 
the only place of culture. Association with college men in 
societies and in every day life is of no mean influence in giv- 
ing a man a broad education. I look back upon my frater- 
nity life as the most profitable part of my college course. 
There are many questions arising in politics to-day that 
educated men alone can solve. Election reform must be 
dealt with if we wish to preserve our government in its 
present form. Municipal reform is a question of growing 
interest and importance. The great problem of the future is 
how to govern the city for the best interest of the citizen. 
The best thoughts of the best men are needed to settle these 
questions. The principal underlying our fraternity, love of 
man for his fellow-man, if applied to these problems, would 
result in their speedy solution." The oration was listened to 
with marked attention, and the speaker's wit and eloquence 
ever greeted with rounds of applause. 

Seth P. Smith gave some reminiscences of Brother H. E>. 
Foster, whose death occurred last December. He spoke of 
his rich and helpful life and of his strong and lasting attach- 
ment to the fraternity of his choice. 

A; L. Bartlett, the new presidents responded briefly to the 
toast, " The New England Association," speaking of some of 
the influences that brought it into existence, and giving a 
short sketch of its growth. 

Hon. S. N. Aldrich spoke briefly but eloquently of his 
feeling for Theta Delta Chi. F. L. Jones, in response to The 
Shield, presented the views of the editors concerning the 
management and character of the fraternity organ. He 
made a strong and effective appeal for the interest and aid 
of all members, both graduate and undergraduate. 

C. P. Gorley, replying to " The Prehistoric Times," told 
some very amusing anecdotes of his life at Harvard away 
back in the fifties, and which never failed to evoke the most 
hearty applause. The charge toasts then followed. F. M. 
Bhodes responded for Zeta ; E. F. Laudy for Epsilon Deu- 
teron, and M. A. Kilvert replied for the Grand Lodge. 



Zeta and Epsilon Deuteron were represented at the ban- 
quet for the first time, and this of course was of great inter- 
ei^t to alL 
f ^ Much of the success of the convention and banquet was 

-due to the untiring efforts of Brother A. M. Heard, of Am- 
Jberst, who had the matter in charge. 



Beneath the shield, in myotic light, 

We wrap life's drapery around, 
We grasp the hands we love the best, 

We whisper, while our hearts give bound : 
There is no honor in the palm 

That draws not something from on high ; 
The breath of Friendship is its truth, 

It's candor, Theta Deta Chi." 

The earth had fewer clouds to us, 

The sky a rosy hue of love. 
Whilst college days went swiftly by 

Each hour was but a carrier dove 
That led our thoughts to outer world 

And pierced through Hope's cerulean sea, 
The arrows blent with olive branch. 

Our thoughts with Theta Delta Chi. 

Sing, fraters of the glorious shield. 

Amid the marts of busy world. 
The banner of our college days 

Shall still in heart be bright unfurled. 
There is no surcease of our joy, 

Since Memory by its strengthening chain 
Of deep impassioned links permits ^ 

To drink from Theta's bowl again. 


Our swords across the loved design 

Are ready for the constant fray ; 
While there are evils in our path 

Let's bravely conquer while we may. 
The stars above us lend their light 

From out a clear, propitious sky, 
"Onward," the talismanic word, 

The pean, " Theta Delta Chi." 


We deeply regret that business matters of importance^ 
have called Brother Goodwin away from his editorial duties 
on the Shield. He is now in the southern part of New 
Mexico, but we hope soon to have him back in civilization 

His absence is to be the more regretted, because it has 
placed the sole management of the Shield upon the other 
editor, and thus created a delay which would otherwise have • 
been avoided. However, we hope that in criticising this 
delay,' the brothers will be kind enough to remember that 
the entire work of editing, corresponding and managing, had 
to be performed by one man, and that however much " one- 
man power " is desired under certain circumstances, yet in 
this case it necessarily entails a considerable expenditure of 

Led by the adverse criticism of the last cover, we have 

thought it best to make the present change. While the 

other cover was intended primarily to symbolize our blacky 

white and blue — ^yet we feel that from an artistic standpoint 

the result was not all that might be desired. We sincerely 

hope that this one will prove more acceptable, and be a step 

forward in making the Shield perfect in every detail. 

It gives us great pleasure to fiDd the article, " The true 
character of a fraternity journal," exactly expressing our 


ideas on the subject. The writer has quoted the Phi Gamma 
Delta Quaterly in the article, and apropos of this quotation, 
we will present some facts in the matter for which we are 
indebted to the ScroU of Phi Delta Theta, In the February 
issue we find a quarterly containing seventy pages of read- 
ing matter. Let us look at the composition of these seventy 
pages. Nineteen of them are devoted to a contributed 
article on " Heroes and Hero Worship " essentially a criti- 
cism on Thomas Oarlyle. As the ScroU well says, " what is 
the business of such an article in a fraternity journal? " 

A man who buys a fraternity journal does not want to read 
such an article as that, and one who wants to read such an 
article will not go to a fraternity journal to find it. There 
are now fifty-one pages left. Twelve of these are occupied 
by four articles on fraternity subjects. The chapter corre- 
spondence shows eighteen chapters represented out of the 
thirty-two. There are less than four pages of personals and 
two of initiates. From an editorial staff of five, we have 
three pages of editorials, eleven of exchanges and two on 
% new chapters. This is a quarterly which soars to lofty 
heights in journalism, is it not ? 

Now let us see what we have done on the ground floor. 
In our last issue we had over fifty pages of reading matter 
and not one article but what had a direct connection with the 
fraternity. And this issue — ^what have we here ? A poem 
full of Theta Delta Chi, a fitting tribute to a Theta Delt by 
a Theta Delt, reports of the fraternity in general, another 
Theta Delt poem,*personals and our Charge letters. If there 
were nothing else in the issue to be proud of, these would 
give us just cause for pride. Sixteen out of eur seventeen 
Oharges represented, and Zeta only out of the list on ac- 
count of the illness of her editor. 

And these letters are not a few items patched together and 
labeled " letters,'* but are complete, well-written and inter- 
esting accounts of Theta Delts in their every-day life. "We 
assert, with a just feeling of pride in the assertion, that there 
is no fraternity journal published which can surpass the 
charge letters in our present issue. 


And we believe this to be of the greatest importance be- 
cause, in our opinion, the great object of a fraternity journal 
should be to keep the members in constant knowledge of 
and communication with each other, and in no better way 
can this result be accomplished than in the charge letters, ta 
which all members, both graduate and under-graduate, turn 
with great interest. 

Perhaps some think a fraternity journal should always 
have a number of items concerning fraternities in general, 
and* as far as possible a collection of general fraternity news. 
"Well, this is an object to be desired, provided it does not 
interfere with the news of the particular fraternity. Our 
first obligation is to Theta Delta Ohi, and then, if space and 
time afford it, to the other fraternity news most interesting^ 
to Theta Delts. 

These are our ideas on this matter and, we believe, the 
ideas of our charges. In the future we shall endeavor to 
keep to our views as much as possible, and in this man- 
ner raise The SmELD to a height from which we will noit 

Thebe is a suggestion the editors wish to make, and 
which, if carried out, will be of the greatest service to them.^ 
There are times when an authority on charge names, posi- 
tions in college, etc., are needed, and very often these have 
to be passed over on account of lack of this authority and 
of time to procure it. 

The college annuals furnish the greater part of this infor- 
mation. There are but very few if any charges which are 
not directly represented on their annual, and if they would 
^end a copy of the annual to The Shield they would help 
the editors much in their work, and earn their most sincere 
and hearty thanks. 

Although disliking to be continually reminding our gradu- 
ates, we feel that we must again ask those who have not 
already done so to send in their subscriptions. The Shield 
does not pay its own bills just by being printed, nor is our 


printer a man who does the work just for the fun and honor 
of doing it. The editors give their time and labor to mak- 
ing the paper a success, and all can take a great part of the 
burden off their shoulders by seeing to the financial part of 
it. We believe that a reminder only is necessary, and that 
it will be responded to as we desire. 




It was with pleasure that B«ta welcomed the long-Iooked-for appearance 
of the first number of yolnme four of the Shieu). 

The brothers were nnanimoasin the nnstinted praise which theybe-^ 
stowed npon its fine looks, both artistic and literary. The news items 
and charge letters were especially interesting and make the book what it 
should, mainly a means of knowing the active daily life of the nnder- 
gradnate body of the Theta Belts. 

We were all yery mnch interested in Epsilon Denteron's baby letter. She' 
appears almost smart enough to take off her swaddling clothes. We wish 
to congratulate her in beginning so anspicionsly. 

We have initiated two new men from '91, since our last letter to the- 
SHixiiD, Malcolm Neill MacLaren, of Milwaukee, Wis., and John Thompson 
Manierre, of Chicago, 111. We now have seventeen men in the charge^ 
which is our usual number. 

We are anxious to commence operations upon the construction of our 
chapter house, but must defer doing so until our fund is adequate, and w& 
trust our graduate brothers in Beta will aid us as much, and as soon as they 
can to make it so. 

We extend an invitation to all Tketa Delts, and especially to all mem- 
bers of Beta, to attend* the Cornell Commencement in June. President 
Cleveland and wife expect to be present, and all now indicates that the 
coming commencement will out-shine all previous ones. 

Brother Perry, President of G. L., paid us his official visit about a month 
ago. We vdsh Brother Perry could visit us oftener. Beta gave a little* 
reception at her rooms the other evening in honor of the visit to Ithaca of 
a number of Wells College young ladies. "It was a very enjoyable occasion. 

Brothers Stranahan and t)ix have both been on short vacations to their 

Among the leading societies at Cornell, are the Alpha Delta Phi, Kappa 
Alpha and Psi IJpsilon. The latter two have beautiful chapter houses 
situated at the entrance to the University park. These societies have on an 
avdrage a membership of thirty. There have been two more societies re- 


established here during the year, the Alpha Tan Omega and the Chi Phi. 
There is plenty of room for flye or six more good societies here. There 
are nineteen now. 

Bensbelabb Folytbghnio Instxtcte. 

We are pleased to again see the SnisiiD on onr tables and accept it as a 
new proof of the ever-growing prosperity of Theta Delta Chi. Under the 
present able board of managers it cannot bat bea sncoess, and may it ever 
continne as snoh, is our dearest wish. 

Brother G. B. Perry made ns a very pleasant bnt flying visit, on the 
evening of February 28. Brother Perry is a model of enthusiasm in regard 
to fraternity matters, and with him at the head, the Grand Lodge has al- 
ready taken hold of important business that has long needed attention. 
We were very sorry indeed that his stay was so short, but we made the best 
of him while he was here, and as the Beta boys have before remarked, *' in 
spite of his title, found him human from the throat down." 

A little incident, probably of more interest to B. P. L graduates than 
any one else, is at present occupying our attention and by all appearances 
will continue to do so for a month or two. As may be well known, our 
annual, the Transit^ is published by the Junior class, which class also gives 
a hop but a short time before commencement. They have begun the ar- 
rangements for both, and as the class has split in two nearly equal sections, 
matters have already become very interesting indeed, not to ourselves 
alone, but to all interested in the Listitute. But let us have some light 
on the << split" in order to more fully understand the difficulty. As our 
graduates will remember, the students here have nearly always divided into 
parties as the time of the Grand Marshal election approaches, and never 
before has the separation been so decided and party, feeling so strong as 
this year. With G J X, ^ K E, ^ T J, X $, and, we hope, the neutrals 
on one side, G S, '^ ^t Z W, and the B. S. E. on the other, the Listitute 
is at present strongly divided. The neutrals are very fickle as a rule, but 
as their vote is a great help, they are eagerly rushed by both sides. We 
expect to have them this year, and consequently they are rather roughly 
used by our opponents. When the time eame for the regular 'election of 
o&cers in the Junior class, our opponents went to a neutral and asked him 
if they should elect him President if he would give their side the Ohairmao 
of the Hop Committee. His reply is yet a subject of much discussion, he 
strongly affirming he did not make any such promise, and they just as 
strongly asserting that he did. At the election our side nominated Arnold, 
the neutral, and we having a majority present anyway, he was elected. 
Then he appointed one of our side as chairman of the committee, and, of 
course, the other side went crazy. Not satisfied, they called a class (?) 
meeting themselves, elected one of their men chairman of the meeting, 
and he appointed a new committee to suit them. To out the story short, 
there are at present two committees, will probably be two hops, and judg- 
ing from the steadily widening split, there, may be two Transits, It 


fleems hardly possible that both sides can make a saocess of this, but time 
will tell. Possibly when this appears in print, things will have been amica- 
bly settled and running smoothly, though at present both sides seem as 
inflexible as iron, and neithex will listen to snch a thing as arbitration. 

We take great pleasure in introducing to the readers of the Shikld, John 
Gonsalns, Jr., of the class of '91, who was initiated March 16. He is a 
Trojan and a yalnable addition to the fraternity, not for the reason that he 
is a Trojan, bat for his own merits. 

Delta's graduates will be pleased to learn that we haye finished draping 
a room to be used exclusively for initiations, which supplies a long felt 
want. By its yarious arrangements it is made very imposing to the candi- 
date for initiation. 

The fire which occurred in one of our large rooms, since the appearance 
of the Shield, caught from a def ectiye flue, but no damage was done to 
the furniture. As it occasioned considerable repairing, we took advantage 
of the general disorder and had the room papered. The paper is much 
admired by all and bears only a faint resemblance to our ''corner room " 
of last year. 

Brother Hallock has been elected Athletic Manager of the Institute, and 
has already arranged most of the schedule of games for the coming season. 

It will be of interest to the Delta boys to learn of Mrs. and Miss Sey- 
mour's departure to Oalif omia, where they intend to make their home. 
Theta Delta Chi never had a more .loyal sister than Miss Seymour, and 
their departure was Delta's darkest cloud of the year. Miss Seymour was 
always enthusiastic in anything concerning the fraternity and was of great 
help to us in many 'ways. May she find Western life as pleasant as she 
made our college life here. 

A Banjo and Guitar Club has lately been formed, with Brother Arose- 
mena as manager. 

Brother Groesbeck was initiated in the Sigma Xi, on the evening of March 
23. It is considered quite an honor here to become a member of that 
society, as it holds the same rank in Scientific Colleges as the Phi Beta 
Kappa does in literary institutions. 

Brothers Guion and Hills, of Xi, made us a short visit when on their way 
to Hartford to spend the Easter vacation. ' 

An assistant of Dr. Sargent, of Harvard, spent three days with us ^s 
spring, making physical charts of about forty men. He remarked that he 
should judge, from his observations, the men here were compelled to do 
much more work than was good for their health. Too much confining 
work and not enough time given to exercise. 

The Athletic Association has succeeded in re-leasing our base ball grounds 
for two years, not, however, with the privilege of renewal at the expiration 
of that time, as has heretofore been customary. 


YaiiB Umzvibsitt. 

Epsilon Deuteron, at the %g6 of five months, greets you with a smiling 
face and every evidence of prosperity. Our nnmbex has increased to thir- 


teen. This is probably as large as we shall oare to make it, before next year, 
Henry F. MoEnight, '90, Lonisyille, Ky., is oar newest brother. Eyery 
literary man in this oonntry is, or should be, acquainted with the name of 
Prof. Wm. H. Brewer, one of the oldest and most popular, (as well as one 
of the most learned,) professors of this University. It is with a feeling of 
pride that we state that during the visit of our President, Brother Perry, 
Prof. Brewer was initiated as an active member of Theta Delta Chi. This 
is indeed no small nonor, not alone to the Charge, but to the fraternity ai 
large as well. 

It has been said that "blessings never come singly," and it has indeed 
proved true in our case.. For on the day of initiation of Prof. Brewer, we 
were favored with a visit from President C. B. Perry, of the Grand Lodge, 
who had been snowed-up in Hartford for several days previous, and we 
spent a very pleasant and profitable evening in his company. 

In my last letter little or nothing was said regarding the other societies 
here, with whom we have to contend. The oldest is a local society, called 
from the celebrated chemist Berzelius, having for a pin a gold potash bulb 
with a B. upon it. Its chief object is to get a high standing man, regardless 
of social qualities. It is evidently on the wane, as it has only initiated three 
men from the Freshman Class, while last year the number was ten. Theta Xi 
for a long time enjoyed rather an undesirable reputation. It is run on a go- 
as-you-please style, but it is improving. Sigma Delta Chi, a local, usuidly 
called ** book and snake " on account of its pin, has just completed an 
elegant club house, built of brown stone. Its only ambition is to get men 
with plenty of the^filthy lucre." Delta Psi contains a fine crowd of men, but 
they are greatly afraid of ** book and snake." Chi Phi was thought for a 
time to be on its last legs, but now has a small crowd of excellent fellows. 
Berzelius and Book and Snake wear their pins on their ties. Delta Psi ha» 
a very fine Lodge house. 

Our entrance class in the Scientific numbers about one hundred and ten, 
so we will have a large field to select our Freshmen from, next year. 

Brothers Gibbons, Landy and Bradley attended the banquet of the New 
Bngland Association, at Boston, and all enjoyed the occasion immensely. 
We extend our congratulations to Mu Deuteron for the successful manner 
in which it passed off. Brother Bradley was elected a director of the Asso- 
ciation, and Brother Landy responded to a toast. 

The statement regarding our charge house which occurred in the last 
Shield, through a complication of errors, was a mistake. While we have 
by no means abandoned our intentions to erect a Charge house, it will be 
necessary to get a charter from the State Legislature before this can be 
started. Spring is here, as tennis suits and green grass indicate. The base 
ball season has begun, and we are in hopes to close this year — a year so 
prominent in the history of Tale, which ushered Theta Delta Chi into its 
midst — with the championship. Foot ball, base ball, the race and Theta 
DeU, who could wish for more ? 



BowDoiN Ck>iiiiBaB. 

Throogh the medium of Thi ShixiiD, Eta sends greeting and best-wiihes 
to her sister Charges. Never before so prosperous, never before with sach 
certain indications of a glorions future. Eta is justly proud of her record 
as a Charge, and doubly proud of her connection with that glorious old 
fraternity —Theta Delta Chi. May enthusiasm and loyalty in her sons, be 
her heritage forever ! 

At the present time Eta numbers forty-three men, thirty-six of whom 
belong to the Pine Tree State, while Massachusetts, New Hampshire and 
Ohio are represented by two each, and Florida by one. 

In the Field Day exercises, held at Topsham Fair Ground, on June 2, 1887, 
six first-prizes were taken by oi^ir boys, and as we have since taken in thirteen 
strongly built and ambitious youths from the Class of '91, we can reason- 
ably expect a good showing-up in the Field Day exercises of next June. 
Cole, *88j one of our best athletes, recently left us, to assume the title of 
Assistant-Naturalist, Steamer Albatross, United States Fish Commission. 
At latest reports, the Albatroas lay at anchor off Panama. Brother Cole 
intended to return and graduate with his class, but will probably fall back 
into *89. 

Brother Maxwell, *88, is' to be the ofQlcial scorer for the Bowdoin nine, 
this season, whieh, by the way, promises to be an exciting one, on account 
of the addition of Bates and Orono to the league. The outlook for Bowdoin 
is hopeful. Theta Delta Chi ^ill be represented on the team by two men. 

Three out of the six Seniors chosen to contend in the '68 Prize Exhibi- 
tion, were Theta Delts — the choice of speakers being made with reference 
to rank in composition. Our three men were E. S. Bartlett, William T. 
Hall, Jr., and H. C. Hill. 

The Sophomore Latin Prize for the Class of '89, was awarded to Brother 
S. G. Stacey, who also received honorable mention in the contest for the 
Greek Prize. 

The Commencement Provisional Appointments have just been made 
known, and- we notice the names of six of our men on the list. 

At the beginning of the Winter Term there were two regularly organized 
quartettes at Bowdoin one composed entirely of Theta Delts, the other taken 
from two societies. About eight weeks ago the two quartettesjoined forces, 
took in four new men, and lo ! the Bowdoin Glee Club. The Club made 
its debut at the City Hall, Portland, on March 8, and have since sung suc- 
cessfully at Saoo, Bath, Brunswick, Waterville, Augusta and Gardiner. 

Our first engagement for the Spring Term is at Lewiston, April 25th. 
Theta Delta Chi is represented in this Glee Club by E. S. Bartlett, F. K. 
Linscott, '88 ; S. G. Stacey, F. H. Hill, '89. 

Brothers Hall aUd Hill, '88, represented us on the last volume of the 
Orient, Brother Hill serving in the capacity of business manager. Brothers 
F.J. C. Little, '89, and George Chandler, '90, are elected to the present 
board. I can testify to the pleasure derived from being on the Bugle board, 
inasmuch as it is a pleasure to have fired at you, now and then, the short. 


bat saroastio sentence : '< When is the Bugle coming out ? ** The Bugle is 
coming, and revenge is sweet. 

Brother Bodge is President of the Junior Glass, and we have several other 
nameff on the list of officers. Here, at Bowdoin, the Presidency of the 
Jnnipr year is held to be the most desirable and considerable office of the 
whole four years coarse. 

On March 18th the society and his class— '89— sustained a scTere loss in 
the death of Brother Herbert Merrill, of Gray, from typhoid fever. Brother 
Merrill was an athlete, an earnest scholar and a true christian. His work 
in the Y. M. G. A. of this Gollege testifies to his zeal and efficacy. He was 
an enthusiastic society man, and this, with his many other noble qualities, 
will insure our remembrance of him, and will enlist in our bereavement 
the sympathy of those brothers who were unacquainted with him. 

Just one word further, and that in relation to our facilities for enjoying 
ourselves during the spring months. We have two tennis courts of our 
own, with society rackets, besides many rackets possessed by individual 
members. At no time are these courts unoccupied, excepting, perhaps, the 
midnight hours and Sundays ; and it is said that the Freshmen — whose 
originality is unsurpassed — are devising a plan for utilizing even these 
precious few moments. 

We hope, too, to welcome again Brothers Perry and Eilvert, of the Grand 
Lodge, whose visit, but lately, brought so much pleasure and enjoyment 
into our midst. ^ 

Dr. Willis W. French, graduate member of the Eta Charge, of Theta Delta 
Chi, died of pneumonia, after an illness of one week, at his house in New 
York, on March 11th, 1888. Brother French was bom in Portsmouth, N. H., 
April 27th, 1857, was fitted for College at the Portsmouth High School, and 
entered Bowdoin College in the fall of 1874, in the course for Mechanical 
Engineers. Graduated from Bowdoin in 1878, he commenced the study of 
medicine, and was graduated at the New York College of Physicians and 
Surgeons in 1883. He first practiced in Greeley, Col., but returned to New 
York in 1886, and was for some time connected with the Board of Health. 

Brother French was very popular in College, as is shown by the long list 
of offices he held during his course. He belonged to nearly all the Athletic 
Associations, was Curator, Junior year, Theta Delta Chi Editor of theBughf 
a delegate to the convention held at Cleveland, Ohio, February, 1878, and 
had, too, a Senior part. 

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Kenyom GoXiLBaB. 

There is but little news to write of Theta for this number .of Thb Shieu). 
College life has been quiet, with very little excitement about it. 

The Junior Oratorical Contest will beheld early this term, but we will enter 
no contestants, as among our number there are no orators. 

The annual election of officers for the Athletic Association has been held, 
and we received our full«hare of officers. 


At the election of class officers of the Junior class, each of onr three men 
obtained good positions. 

On the 17th of this month— April — we will be visited by the President of 
the Grand Lodge. His visit is so unexpected, that we will have bnt little 
time to make preparations for receiyicg him, and will not be able to have 
a large crowd here to meet him. This is the first visit we have had of a 
President of Grand Lodge since the first term of Brother Simons. 

We were well pleased with the first nnmber of the new Shs&ld. It fills 
a long felt want, containing, as it does, so much purely fraternity matter. 
Literary matter of a foreign eharacter seems out of place in a publication 
of this kind. 

Kenyon*s Annual, TJie ReveUUf will soon be out, and we desire to exchange 
with all our sister Charges. It has been a long time siQce we received 
annuals from some of the Charges, but we hope to exchange with all this 

We will soon begin to fix up the ground around our new Lodge, where 
it was torn up during the building. We will have a fine sod on it before 

We expect to have a large crowd back here for our Annual Beunion and 
Banquet on Commencement Day evening. This is our great time of the 
year, as then our old men come back to see their Alma Mater t and we always 
have the largest crowd of any fraternity on that day. 

Our Commencement is on the last Thursday of June, and if any members 
of the other Charges happen to be near here about that time, we would be 
glad to have them visit us. We can assure them a pleasant time. 

The Delta Tau Deltas lost one of their men the beginning of this term, 
leaving them now with but one man, a Junior, and from the present out- 
look, that fraternity will have to die here when he leaves. 

The Beta Theta Pi Chapter here surrendered its charter the beginning of 
this year, on account of too few members. They had but two men, and they 
preferred that manner of leaving to dying out. The number of students in 
Kenyon is so small, that it is only a question of the survival of the fittest. 
At present there are active chapters ol ^ KE, A ^ $, W T, ^ T J, and 
(9 ^ X in Kenyon, and all have a hard struggle for existence. 


Habvabd Univebsitt. 

The opinion of Theta Delts in college, and also of your humble corre- 
spondent, is that The Shield is a great success, and it is so much easier to 
write for it now that' we have actually seen a copy. In writing for the last 
number there was a doubt as to whether the copy would get published, 
which is not in the least felt now. In Cambridge the opinion is that 
the inside is capital, but that the outside is rather wild; that, however, 
can be changed later. At any rate we welcome The SniEiiD with open 
arms, and we congratulate the editors. Long may they both prosper I 

The great event of the year was the New England Association banquet. 


given under the aaspioes of Mn Denteron. There was a good dinner, a jolly 
crowd and good speeches. The Amherst men are to be congratulated on 
their success in making things run so smoothly and enjoyably. Lambda 
will have a noble example after which to give the banquet next year. 

We found some very pleasant rooms at last— a club room with a lodge 
room at one side, bath and retiring rooms immediately connecting, with 
several large closets. The rooms are heated with steam and well lighted. 
Besides our regular meetings on Wednesday evenings, after which we 
generally have an informal spread, we have " smokers" once in a while, 
which are a sort of formal informal spread, if I may say so. Mirth 
and laughter reign supreme, and there is the accompaniment of edibles, 
drinkables and smokables. We wish all Theta Belts, when they happen to 
be near us, would remember this. We are always delighted to have them 
drop in. 

We gave a public * 'smoker'' the other evening to which we invited a numl^er 
of our friends outside the mystic bonds of our order. It was a great success; 
all enjoyed it immensely— looked as if another would be acceptable, and 
quite envied us Theta Belts. It was only a stag party, consequently the 
beer flowed ; but we soon hope to have things in good enough' run- 
ning order to have some of the fair ones present occasionally, then I sup- 
pose we shall cater to their taste with drinks of a different sort. 

Buring the summer occurred a social event, interesting to the members of 
Iota and Psi charges, and doubly pleasant to those Brothers fortunate 
enoQgh to be present. Brother John D. Gary, of Hamilton, '84, and Har- 
vard, '85, was married to Miss Martha G. White, of Bichfield Springs, N. Y. 
Brother Gary is well-known to all who have attended conventions dur- 
ing late years, as he has often been a delegate and has always taken a 
prominent part in fraternity gatherings. He is very popular among his 
associates in both Psi and Iota, and his many other friends in the fraternity 
will heartily congratulate him on the occasion of his marriage. 

The wedding Vas made the occasion for a pleasant little reunion of many 

Psi and Iota men who had been college mates of the bridegroom. The . 

" best man" was Brother F. J. Swift, of Psi. The ushers were Brothers 
_ __ ___ * 

W. W. Winslow and Henry T. Lewis, of Iota ; Brother S. W. Petrie, of Psi, 

and Br. G. G. Bansom, Br. W. P. Borland, of Bichfield Springs, and Mr. 

Frank White, brother of the bride. 

The bride and the bridesmaids looked charming in costumes of well, 

words suitable to describe fail the writer and, besides, there are no sisters 
in the fraternity, for these alone would be interested in reading about 
* * what they wore .'* 

As the procession entered the church, a choir composed of Brothers G. B. 
Bates, G. A. Timmerman, I. N. Gere and A. E. Getman, all of Psi, sang the 
opening verse of that beautiful fraternity song, *'A Theta Belt's Love.'' 
Then followed the Episcopal marriage service and, as the newly-wedded 
pair ''turned from the altar," the choir sang the closing verse of the song. 

The bridal party and invited guests then took carriages to Maplewood, 
the residence of the bride's father, where a reception was held. The bride 
and groom stood under a floral shield emblazoned with the fraternity arms 


and received the congratulations of their many friends. Soon after the 
wedding, supper and a dance or two, the fortunate oonple departed, under 
a shower of rice and old shoes, for a wedding tour on the great lakes. The 
guests continued dancing until a late hour, when the company separated. 

Besides the Brothers mentioned above, there were present Brother 
T. E. Yon Siorch, of Iota, and Dr. Getman, of Psi. 




Kappa congratulates the Shieu) on the appearance of its first dumber, 
and thQ fraternity on having editors with the will and ability to issue it. 
In the second number we hope to hear from all the charges, though it is 
to be hoped that it will be a little more reliable than the very surprising 
news in the letter from Iota, contained in the first number. It is too bad 
that such a thirst for athletic glory should not be satisfied. What a cruel, 
unprincipled charge Kappa must be to refuse them the chance ^a very 
slight one it was, by the way), of atoning for their defeat two years ago. 
To be sure Iota did challenge us to a game the next year, and we accepted. 
The game was fixed for a day daring the session of the convention at Bos- 
ton, but nature and the weather bureau favored our Harvard sister — it 
rained ! 

During the winter we heard that they still claimed to have a desire to 
play, but in view of the past we took this talk for what we thought it was 
worth. In the face of all this, we receive the unblushing assurance that 
<* Kappa was challenged but would not play." Then follows some farther 
talk about wanting to play base ball this spring, and intentions to chal- 
lenge us. We have patiently waited ever since for that little missive, but 
having heard nothing from them ; we have challenged them, and are in 
hopes that we may be able to arrange a game with them. 

We have never had any difficulty in arranging games with Lambda. 
Heretofore we have succeeded in defeating them, but this year they have a 
much stronger team and turned the tables upon up. April 19 they came to 
College Hill, and in a close game defeated us by a score of ten to nine. 
We were without the services of Brother Lawrence, one of our best players, 
and this, together with the inability of all but the battery to play ball, lost 
us the game. Nineteen of Lambda's heavy hitters went down before our 
freshman pitcher, but before the field could put out the other eight, they 
had made one run too many. We are in hopes to have another game with 
them before the season is over. 

Kappa can always boast of her graduates and the interest they take in 
all fraternity matters, especially in the affairs of their own charge. This 
was shown at our last meeting in April, when ten of our graduates came in 
upon us to see how we were gettiug along. After the meeting the under- 
graduates furnished a *'feed," which contributed to the eajoyment of the 
occasion. The following brothers attended : E. W. Powers, '81 ; E. A. 
Start, '84 ; W. L Marvin, '84 ; A. A. Bibeiro, '84 ; H. E. Taylor, '85 ; S. W. 


Mendnm, '85 ; F. E. Bateman, '87 ; J. F. Albion, '87 ; 0. H. Patterson, 87, 
andF. G. Spaulding, '86. 

For a number of years we haye held annual reunions, and this year it 
will be held in Boston, June 18^ the Monday evening before commence- 
ment. By having it at this time we hope to secure th^ presence of many 
of our older graduates, who live at a distance, but come her eat commence- 
ment, or will do so if this additional attraction is offered. The following 
officers for the banquet' have been elected : Orator, John W. Hammond, 
62 ; Poet, Byron Groce, '68 ; toast-master, S. W. Mendum, '85. Although 
it is a Kappa reunion we shall be glad to see any Theta Belt, graduate or 


Boston XJNivBBsrET. 

Lambda is able to report gratifying progress since her last charge letter 
was written. Her membership has l)een increased by the return of Brother 
Albert Caudlin, who left college in '84, and l)y the initiation of Harry G. 
Butler, '91. Brother W. H. ClifEord, '89, is again with us after having lost 
a term through severe illness. Brother F. N. Adams, '91, has been obliged 
to give up his college work for this year, but we are glad to hear that he i& 
rapidly recovering from his dangerous attack of scarlet fever, and hopes to 
again enter college in the fall. 

The prospects for new men next year are very promising, and we hope 
to be able to take in some strong recruits. 

In college affairs we continue to maintain our accustomed high position. 
At the last election of editors of our college paper, brother M. G. Webber, '89, 
was chosen to represent his class on the editorial staff. At a prize contest 
in declamation, brother F. W. Gobb was awarded the popular prize and 
also the second prize by the judges. This was the second prize contest of 
the college year, and in both contests the only men who carried off prizes 
were Theta Belts. 

Two of the four classes in college have Lambda men for presidents ; 
brother Emerson A. Kimball being president of the class of '88, and brother 
Albert Gaudlin of the class of '91. 

In base ball our men are taking an active part. We shall have at least 
two men, Brother Gobb c, and Brother Kenney 3b., on the 'varsity team. 
The team has not yet played a regular game, and when it is finally made up 
more positions may be held by Theta Belts. 

We have organized a charge base ball team, with Brother F. Spencer Bald- 
win, Manager, and Brother E. A. KimbalL captain. Games have been 
arranged with Kappa for April 19, and with Iota, May 15. 

After leasing the house which we now occupy it was found necessary to 
have a corporate existence, in order to hold property. To meet this emer- 
gency Lambda Association was organized and a charter procured from the 
State of Massachusetts. We have had the by-laws of the corporation printed 
preparatory to sending them around among graduate members, hoping thus 
to get a considerable number of our alumni to join the Association. The 


financial affairs of the corporation are in an enconraging condition, and we 
feel that onr experiment in leasing a house here in the city has been even 
more snccessfnl than we hoped for. At no time has the honse been fall, 
but we have reason to expect that another year our rooms will all be filled 
with onr own men. In no sense of the word, except as a tower of strength, 
ean it be called *'an elephant on onr own hands," as the organ of a rival 
fraternity has characteiized it. 

We haye been fayored with Tisits from Iota,*Z6ta, Mn Denteron and 
Omicron Denteron men, and we hope these inter-charge Tisits may become 
more f reqnent, for they cannot fail to foster stronger and closer bonds of 
anion between the charges. Iota has been the most neighborly of all, for 
she has learned to look upon as for assistance in initiatiag her men into the 
mysteries of the fraternity. Twice daring the year we haire been called 
apon to render sach assistance. 

President Perry's yi&it to Lambda was a very enjoyable occasion. It 
was especially so from the fact that we had not received sach a visit for 
f oar years. Several very interesting qnestions were brought ap and dis- 
cussed by Brothers Perry, Bartlett and Kilvert, upon which we hope to 
have a ruling by the Grand Lodge in the near future. We feel that Presi- 
dent Perry is deserving of the heartiest commendation from all, for the able 
and efficient manner in which he is conducting the affairs of his position, 
and that he should receive all praise for his efforts to place the Grand 
Lodge upon a solid basis. 



During the term that has passed since our last letter was written, Mu 
Denteron has had the pleasure of receiviug two distinguished guests. 
Brother Perry is the first President of the Grand Lodge who has honored 
us with a visit since Brother Simons initiated the charter members, and 
consequently we were prepared to give him a hearty welcome. His short 
stay, of less than twenty-four hours, was sufficient to win for him a warm 
corner in our hearts, as well as to convince us that (9 ^ X had found the 
right man for the right place. Brother Perry's Amherst visit seems to have 
been attended with some difficulties, however, for, owing to the western 
train being late, he missed his connections and was obliged to enter this col- 
lege town in the caboose of a freight train, and on his departure for Han- 
over, the train was over an hour behind time. We sincerely hope these 
untoward circumstances will not discourage him from coming again. 

The morning after Brother Perry left, our second visitor, The Shxelit, 
arrived, and never was magazine more eagerly received— by your editor at 
least, for he knew that he could now enter the society parlor without being 
surrounded by a throng of clamoring subscribers, or having his ears as- 
sailed by a chorus of '* Where's The Shueld ? " 

Towards the close of the winter term. Brother Bartlett, '88, secured the 
College Quartette to give a concert at his home in North Brookfield, and the 



same week Brother Marsh took them to Leicester. At each concert the 
Quartette was assisted by the leadiog member of the College Banjo Club, 
whose playing has everywhere been highly complimented. Brother Leon- 
ard also accompanied the cla|^ to sing in quintette pieces. Brothers Bart- 
lett and Marsh entertained the boys at their homes, and they all seem to 
have had a right good time, especially the brother who divided his atten- 
tion between the stage and a limited portion of the audience. 

Mn Deuteron is maintaining her creditable record in scholarship, as the 
honors announced from time to time show. The second drawing for 
^ B K from '88, included Brothers Garfield and Marsh, making our entire 
representation from that delegation three— an many as from any other one 
other society. Turning to the Freshman delegation we find that out of nine 
members of '91, who received the rank of 4 (5, representing perfect work is 
of course rarely given), for the fall term, four are Theta Delts. The 
scholarship, or " Walker " division, as it is called, in mathematics is made 
up at the close of the second term of Freshman year on the basis of the 
work done during that term and the previous one, and includes about one- 
third of the class. Among the thirty odd men thus chosen in the present 
Freshman class there are eight Theta Delts, or almost the whole delegation. 
If this is a sample of the work we are to expect from our '91 delegation, 
flurely Q A X will not lack a fair share in the honors to be awarded later 
in the course. 

We learn that Boston University is to follow the example of Amherst in 
holding a Mock Convention. If our brothers of Lambda and their fellow 
students are as successful as we were, they will certainly have reason to 
congratulate themselves. A deal of enthusiasm for the difiereut candidates 
was aroused as well as a healthy interest in politics generally, and in spite 
of a rainy evening the convention netted the Base Ball Association over one 
hundred dollars. The order of business and the methods of procedure of 
a National Bepublican Convention were closely followed, and President 
Seelye, who was a delegate to the Chicago Convention of 1880, pronounced 
the affair <' very creditable." 

The new Student Board has been elected and we are still without a 
representative. One of the brothers has worked for a position very faith- 
fully ever since the beginning of the college year, and in the opinion of 
several disinterested members of the old board, he should, have been 
chosen, but, as is too often the case in such matters, the society feeling of 
a majority of the board ran away with their judgment. 

Since December last, Amherst has had railroad communication with 
Northampton. This has proved a great boon to those students who are so 
fortunate as to have friends in .Smith College, and there has been a brisk 
sale of ten -trip tickets. One brother is reported to have consumed five of 
these tickets already, and has found it necessary to go on foot but once, 
that occasion being immediately a^ter the late blizzard, when the carriage 
road was impadsable and trains delayed by a wrecked engine. ' ■ 

Of course, it was Lambda and not Iota that we intended to congratulate 
upon her new home. We are glad to learn that Theta also has built a 
chapterhouse, and that other charges are taking steps in the same direc- 


iion. This moTement is fall of encouragement for the fatnre of the 

The banquet of the New England Assooiation was held under onr 
aaspipes this year, and of coarse, we wished Ma Deateron to be folly 
represented on that occasion. Nearly twenty brothers signified their in- 
tention to be present, bat sickness and other caases detained many, so 
that only ten tarned ap at Yoang's on the evening of the 11th. Brothers 
Heard and Walker of the Oommittee were present, bat Brother Biggs, the 
other member, had been anexpectedly sammonedhome aboat a week previ- 
•oas. Brother Gamp welcomed the company on behalf of Ma Deateron, and 
a well chosen list of toadts followed. Bat we mast not encroach npon the 
fall accoant of the banquet to be found elsewhere ; Buffice«tto say that the 
boys who attended from Amherst enjoyed the banquet greatly, listening 
with especial pleasure to the stories of college life told by some of the 
•older speakers. 

Our summer term has now fairly begun, and most of the Ainherst Theta 
Delts are back at " old Amherst " knd bard at work again ; one or two are 
kept at home by sickness, and one brother is never known to be here on 
time, it is supposed because three or four days are required for the attract- 
ive force of college to overcome some other attraction ; but we hope to 
^eet even these lingerers before many days have passed. 


Lehigh Univebsity. 

This issue of The SniBiiD finds Nu Deuteron comfortably lodged in a 
Oharge House. Negotiations were commenced about two months ago which 
ended in our securing a lease on the house and lot No. 237 South New 

Our quarters are very well adapted for the purpose, and next term we 
hope to have the cosiest fraternity house at Lehigh. The fraternities now 
occupying houses here are: Psi Upsilon, Sigma Phi, Delta Phi and Theta 
Delta Ohi. Psi Upsilion has the largest house, as they have the largest 
number of men. The other houses are about as large as our own. Our 
house will answer very well for two or three years, by which time we hope 
our House Fund will enable us to build. We shall be very glad to wel- 
come all Theta Delts who will honor us with a visit. 

Since our last letter we have had the misfortune to lose Brother Oassady, 
^90. Brother Ely, '91, left college for a short time, but, we are glad to say, 
has returned to us once more. We take great pleasure in introducing to the 
fraternity Brother Frank H. McGall, '91, of Binghamton, N. Y., who was 
recently initiated into the mysteries of Theta Delta Chi. ** Mac'' is a good 
one and a staunch Theta Delt. Brothers Williams and Amsden, who are 
taking a P. G. in Mining, will shortly finish their work here and set out on 
the road to fortune. Brothers Neill and Neiman will graduate in June, 
leaving us nine men to start with next term. 

Brother Beaumont is manager of the Freshman ball team. Brother 


Deans, '89, will probabl j represent ns on the Lacrosse team, which will be 
made up soon. Brother Cochran is on the Banjo and Guitar Club, and 
Brothers Johnston and Deans are on the Junior Hop Committee. 

Our prospects for next year are Tery bright, as we have one man < 'fixed " 
and seyeral more in view. 



Xi Charge comes before the readers of the Shield tbis issue, with an 
apology for not sending her material to the Editor in time for publication 
in the last number. Many things have occurred at Xi during the past year 
that we think cannot fail to be of interest to the fraternity. On returning 
to College last fall, we could muster but six men, and did not feel very 
strong ; but we were cheered on by our graduates to do good work, until, 
through their assistance, we have become a strong and united little band, 
realizing that in union of feeling and interest alone there is strength. 

Last Commencement we initiated Brother 0. Tabb Pearce, of Maysville, 
Kentucky, who had been under the care of Brothers Harstrdm and Pearson 
at the Peekskiil Military Academy. Por private reasons he did not return, 
but is spending this year at Washington and Lee University in Lexing- 
ton, Ya., expecting to join us next fall. During the year we have taken 
four men from the Freshman class ; too soon after college opened, one at 
Christmas time and one, Brother C. C. Palmer, this spring, April 16th. At 
the end of the fall term we gave up our rooms in the ''Theta Delta Chi 
Block," and sought more agreeable quarters. Our new rooms are the ad^- 
miration of all the brothers who have visited them, and we derive a great 
deal of benefit and pleasure from them. A handsome lot of furniture 
adorns the suite, the donations of individual members, among whom we 
desire to acknowledge our thanks to Brother C. B. Perry for his liber- 

We were all delighted with the official visit to the Charge last Febroary, 
of the President of the Grand Lodge. It is among the most pleasant recol- 
lections of the past college year, and Brother Perry has won a lasting place 
in the hearts of the'Xi brothers. 

On the 21st of last June, Brother S. A. Watson, '85, and Miss Kate B. 
Marshall were married at St. Peter's church, the Bev. Dr. Bankine officiat- 
ing. It was essentially a Theta Delt wedding. Brothers Howe^ Haslett, 
Chace, Beers and Ferris, acted as ushers. At the bride's house during the 
reception the bride sang '* A Theta Delt's Wife." The boys of Xi exhibit 
market proclivities in matrimonial tendencies. Now the engagement of 
Brother C. A. Horstrdm, '86, and Miss Lee Partridge, pf Phelps, N. Y., is 
announced, and were the writer of this not the *' small man " of the charge, 
he might furnish some more news on this delicate question involving some 
of the others. 

Brothers Carl Harstrdm and E. P. Pearson will open a boarding school 
for boys and young men, at Peekskiil, next fall. Their outlook is encour- 
aging and we all join in wishing them every success in their undertaking. 
This is the first opportunity we have had of publicly acknowledging the 


debt of gratitude that Xi owes to these two brothers. During the crisiB 
through whioh we passed last year, we were seriously inyolved in debt, and 
bat for their liberality in famishing as the money to pay all, it is doabt- 
fal about Xi's existence to-day. Not only financially have they placed as 
under great obligation to them, but further, since 1884, they have sent to 
Hobart thirteen men nearly all of whom are Theta Delts, and of the proper 

In athletics, Xi holds her own. In the fall field day there were fifteen 
events, of whioh nine first and eight second prizes were taken by three 
Theta Delts, Jewell, McDowell and Hoff, in most cases one brother over the 
other. Brother Ho£F, '91, secured the largest number and broke the Hobart 
record in the hop, step and jump, making 40 feet 8 inches. 

T^e following names constitute the present active members ~of the 
Oharge : 


E. W. Jewell, Grand Rapids, Mich. J. O. Chaoe, Mayville, N. Y. 

D. L. Ferris, Oroton Landing, N. Y. 

G. W. McDowell, Troy, Pa. H. I. Beers, Jr., Oil City, Pa. 

W. E. Carr, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

C. 0. Hoflf, Union Springs. A. 'P. Guion, Omaha, Neb. 

W. E. Hills, Hartford, Oonn. 0. 0. Palmer, Brooklyn, L. I. 

0. Tabb Pearce, Mayville, Ky. 


Since our last letter HaAover has passed through three months of snow 
and comparative isolation, while good society work, a visit from I^resi- 
dent Perry, and many successes have made the days less long for the Theta 
Delts. We enjoyed Brother Perry's visit very much, and his zeal for the 
fraternity, added to his geniality, made his coming a red-letter day. 

Daring the winter several of the fellows, following a common Dart- 
mouth practice, taught schools. Brother Perkins was in Berwick, Me., 
Brother Boyd in Bhode Island, and Brother Sibley in Littleton, Mass. 
Brother Ohase is at present engaged as instructor in the scienoes in the 
Holdemess School, post-office address Plymouth, N. H. Brother Dear- 
bom spent a large part of the winter in Florida, collecting specimens and 
studying the natural history of the region. Brother Allison has returned 
to college, after nearly a year's absence on account of sickness. Brother 
Watson is captain of the Freshman ball team. Brother Abbott will repre- 
sent us on the Aegis. Brother Mason has been elected business manager 
of the incoming DaWmou^ board. Of the nine speakers appointed from 
preliminary trials in the academio depajT^ment three are Omicron Deateron 


men, Brothers SnlliTan, Boyd and Mills. These speak daring com* 
menoement for substantial prizes. At the prize speaking held by the 
society the first prize was taken by Brother Hall ; second, Brother Dayis; 
third, Brothers Mason and Morrill. A recent annonnoement is a Toltime 
of Dartmouik Lyrics, a collection of college yerses written by undergraduates, 
edited by Brother Dayis and Mr. Baker, of ^ K E. These notes indi-> 
cate the aotiyity of the charge. 

The interest in athletics in Dartmouth continues strong. Our campus 
is yery late in becoming clear of snow, and, therefore, the ball team labors 
under a great disadyantage. On the yacation trip the catching of Brother 
Artz was one of the marked features of all games, and Brother Baehr had the 
honor of being the Theta Delt to strike out the ten thousand dollar Kelly, 
of Boston. 

Fraternity feeling in Dartmouth continues strong and healthy. There 
is a generous riyalry between all societies — enough to be useful, but not 
harmful. The two Senior societies, established about two years ago, seem 
to haye come to stay, and are doing no harm to the Greek letter chapters. 
There seems*to be no moyement among the fraternities toward erection of 
houses, to any extent at least. 

^ Brothers Gregory and Sulliyan represented us at Boston at the New 
England Oonyention, from whom we receiyed yery encouraging reports. 
Omicron Deuteron would most heartily greet all other Oharges, and we 
wish the best of prosperity to Thx Shield. 



Since the last issue of The Shield there has been a general reyiyal of 
spirit in Pi Deuteron. Three more men haye been initiated — a Freshman^ 
a Sophomore and a Junior — raising the total number of actiye members to> 
twelye. Although this number can be beaten by some of the other frater- 
nities in college, we make up in quality what we lack in quantity, and ex- 
peet that before the end of another year we shall take odds from none of 
them, so far as members are concerned. We shall lose two men in June 
by the graduation of Brothers Jones and Quesada, but we hope to make up 
for their loss by drawing from the ranks of '92, in which class we already 
haye fiye good men pledged. Thus the future ot& J XinC. G. N^ Y. 
looks bright. ' 

We haye lately moyed from our old rooms in Twenty-Third Street, and 
are now safely lodged in our new headquarters on Sixty-Third Street. It is 
a fine building, built in the Queen Anne style. 

During part of the winter, Bho Deuteron occupied our rooms conjointly 
with us. It was during this time that we were honored by the maiden 
yisit of the President of the Grand Lodge. As Pi Deuteron and Bho Deu- 
teron had each a man to initiate, arrangements were made to haye a joint 
meeting, so that both men might be initiated on the same eyening, with 
Brother Ferry's assistanee. The'attendance was unusually large, and, as 


Brother Perry said, he *< was able to kill two birds with one stone by thi9 

double visit.** 

It was with deep sorrow that we learned of the death of Brother Willis 

W. French, who after a few days illness died of pneumonia on March 

11th, 1888. He was a man beloved by us, and popular with all who knew 

In her distribution of honors, Dame Fortune has smiled upon us. Bro- 
ther Jones, '88, has been elected Grand Marshall for the commencement 
exercises. This is an office eagerly sought for and is generally awarded to 
a man very popular in the class. He is also treasurer of the Gymnasium 
Oommittee. This committee, by the way, recently arranged, and with the 
assistance of the College Dramatic Club, gave an excellent entertainment 
in aid of the gynasium fund. The new Berkeley Lyceum was hired for the 
occasion, and the Theta Delts occupied a box at the performance. Two 
comedies were presented, and on the whole the affair was a complete suc- 
cess, judging both from a social and financial standpoint, something over 
$300k being netted. 

Brother Waterbury, '89, if all goes well, as we hope it shall, will be second 
honor man in his class, he having held that position from the beginning of 
the Freshman year to the present time. Brothers Quesada, '88, and Oollinp, 
'91, are on the editorial staff of one of our college publications^ the CoUege 
Journal. Both are energetic workers, and have materially aided in raising 
that paper to its present high standing. Brother Quesada is also a -promi- 
nent member of the Chess Club, which recently played a series of games 
with the ** Labourdonnais'7 Club of Columbia College, and which series re- 
sulted in a tie. In athletics, also, we have had our share of offices. Bro- 
ther Jones, '88, is the president of the College Athlethic Association, and 
Brother Quesada, '88, is secretary. Brother Jones represented the college 
at the Inter-Collegiate Convention recently held in New York, and was 
elected a member of the Executive Committee of the L A. A. This is the 
first time in the history of our college that this office has been given to a 
C. C. N. y. man. 

Brother Fuentes, '89, is the captain of the college baseball team, and as 
soon as the weather permits, he will put as strong a team into the field a& 
the material at his command will permit him. 

In a short time examinations will be here once more, but we all hope to 
survive them, however, and in the fall come back ready and willing to work 
faithfally and with renewed vigor for the interest of Theta Delta Chi. 

The following is the list of our present active members : 


F. L. Jones, G. de Quesada, 


E. K. Waterbury, V. Fuentes, E. G. Alsdorf . 


G. T. Dutcher, F. H. Patterson, 

A. Wenzel, F. R. Trafford. 


W. J. Collins, A. E. Wuppermann, G. C, GoebeU 




Through some misnndezstanding, the letter from Bho Denteron was not 
pablished in the last nnmber of Thb Shield, but hereafter we shall see that 
there are no more snch mistakes. 

In extending the Charge into the Schools of Arts and Mines, we haTe 
been quite suooessf al ; and of the ten men initiated this year, seven are 
from the School of Mines, two from the School of Arts, and one from the 
School of Medicine. 

We are represented en the Freshman foot-ball team by Brothers Dil- 
worth and Bobertson, who hold the positions of captain and quarter-back, 
Brother Foster, '90, Mines, is an experienced engineer, haying been em* 
ployed for some time in the construction of bridges, trestles and general 
Tailroad work. Brother Jones, '90, Mines, has had much experience in the 
metallurgy of ^inc, and is now making a special study of metallurgy, as are 
also Brothers Foster and St. John. We hope that they may be inspired by 
the wonderful achievements of the late Alexander L. Holley, whose death 
was mourned not only throughout the fraternity, but throughout the entire 
world. Brother Burrows, '88, returns next year as a post graduate student 
at the Schc^l of Medicine. Brother Emilio Echeverria, *^, together with 
Gerardo, are two of four Brothers who are G J X men. We want more of 
the same make. Brother Mangold, '88, is a graduate of the New York 
School of Pharmacy. Brother Zitz, '88, is a practical druggist in New 
York, in connection with his medical studies. Brother Buggies, '88, is to 
spend some time in Vienna, where he will continue his medical studies. 
Brothers J. T. Little and C. B. Little, of i7^, are students of the School of 

The death of Brother W. W. French, M. D., took from among us 
an earnest and sympathetic worker, and throughout the whole fraternity 
has our loss been mourned. 

We have had frequent visits from Brother Perry, also from Brothers 
Goodwin and Chapman, of 11^ and Huber, of W: We have had the pleas- 
ure of seeing, also. Brother E. H. Smith and Wm. Morris, of Ma; Dr. 
Plunkett, of ^; W. B. Webster and J. H. Howes, of B; H. C. Gibbons and 
G. C. Worthington, of EA; F. J. Urquhart and 0. J. Hyde, of 0^; V. M. 
Julbe, C. F. Stokes and J. B. Conway of PA; and Brothers of IIK We shall 
be. glad to see more of our post-graduate Brothers. 

Our active member are, at present: \ 

Ohas. M. Burrows, '88. Albion, N. Y. 

Emilio Echeverria, '88. l^ew York City. 

William A. Howe, '88. Phelps, N. Y. 

Geo. lindenmeyer, *88. New York City. 

Wm. G. Mangold, '88. New York City. 

Emory W. Buggies, '88. Oneida, N. Y. 

Prank H. Zitz, '88. New York City. 

Lorenzo Burrows, Jr., '89. AlbioDi N. Y. 



A. L. OoYm^ '89. 

F. E. Sondern, '89. 

W. 0. Foster, '90. 

T. J. Jonas, '90. 

John Bemer, '90. 

T. M. St. John, '90. 

Bead Gk>rdon Dilworth, '91. 

Frank N. Dodd, '91. 

Chas. Donohae, Jr., '91. 

Gerardo EoheTerria, '91. 

M. L. Mora, '91. 

Wm. P. Bobertson, '91. 

Oxford, Chenango Go., N. Y. 
New York City. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Pnlaski Oity, Ya. 
Newark, N. J. 
New York City. 
Hoboken, N. J. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
New York City. 
New York City. 
New York Oity. 
New York City. • 

Dickinson CoLLxax. 

Had I been requested last year to write a « charge-letter " from this 
place, I woald have had no information to send yon that would haye been 
oaloolated to please one interested in the Welfare of onr fraternity. Mis- 
fortune had assailed our college in a most seyere manner, and as a result 
the incoming Freshman class numbered only twenty-six men. The happy 
lot of being Theta Delts fell to only two of this number. During the year 
two of our men left, reducing us to eight, three of whom were to leave in 
June. The close of the year saw us with but five active members and two 
pledged, and our prospect for the coming year seemed very gloomy. 

Things have taken a far better course than we had hoped, and success has 
attended us from the opening of the fall term. 

When the year opened and we saw that fortune was favoring us, ardently 
and eagerly did we await some word concerning the work accomplished by 
the other chapters. At last it came; as we tore the welcome missives open 
one by one, and found that wherever a charter of Theta Delta Chi was en- 
rolled, there the streamers of black, white and blue floated proudly to the 
fanning of prosperity's gentle breeze; our joy was increased, our loyalty to> 
the fraternity and our zeal for her progress were intensified, and we entered 
into such sharp competition with the other fraternities here that success 
has crowned our efforts by placing us in the van of them all. 

We look proudly back over a record which, considering that there are six 
fraternities here and that the patronage of the college is Diuch smaller than 
the most of our institutions of learning, bids fair to rival any. Since Sep- 
tember w^ have initiated a crowd of nine loyal fellows — every one of them 
making a capital Theta Delt — and pledged one man for next year. 

The time for literary competitions does not come until April, but in other 
college matters we are doing our part well. The president of the Athletic 
Association is a Ttieta Delt, as are also the assistant professor in the gym- 
nasium and four of the men who were on this year's foot-ball team. We 
have one class president, the prophet of the class of '88, and three class 



po0tB. We predominate somewhat in the glee olab, giving it all of its first 
tenor singers and two of the bass. 

With harmonj reigning supreme, our charge is thriving in every way, 
and to every sister charge it is our wish that the year may yield continued 
prosperity, and that its close may bring with it grand resnlts of a year's 
efficient labor in the interests of Theta Delta Chi. 

Hamilton OoiiLeox. 

Not the least of the pleasnres of a Chapter Honse is the in creased nnmber 
of visitors, and the ability to receive and entertain them. We extend a 
cordial invitation to the Fraternity in general to visit us at any time. 

Psi has a good prospect of largely increasing her nnmber next year. We are 
engaged at present in working over a score of snb-freShmen. While we do 
not expect to take all of them, we mean to take some half-dozen of choice 
spirits, and let the rest take np with some other fraternity. 

Although Psi has at present but seven members, she has a greater repre- 
sentation in all the associations of the college than ever before. We have 
two men on the college nine, Captain of the Sophomore nine, two men on 
the Junior nine, two on the Freshman nine, Vice-President and Junior 
Director of the Athletic Association ; President of the Freshman class ; 
Treasurer of the Tennis Association, and one of the three Deacons of the 
College Church. * 

By the way, this office of Deacon is one which Theta Delts have rarely 
held while in college. This is somewhat singular, for three-fourths of the 
alumni are ministers. Bro. Robert B. Ferine, '90, is one of the few men in 
college who were regarded as worthy of holding this position. From this 
fact we feel quite certain that Psi will prosper while so much true religion 
remains with us. 

A very pleasant event to us was the initiation of the Bev. Wallace B. 
LucaM, *66, of Meridian, N. Y. He is the synodical superintendent for 
western New York, under the auspices of the Presbyterian Synod of the 
State. It is bis duty to look up the weak and wholly disintegrated churches, 
and put them on their feet again. The work in which Mr. Lucas is en- 
gaged is a thoroughly good one, and he is especially well adapted to per- 
form it successfully, being an able speaker, a thorough gentleman and 
wholly sincere. For the last twenty years, he has desired to join the @ A 
X Fraternity in preference to the others. He was not able to join while 
in College, as Psi did not then exist. 

Although Prof. Benedict, '72, as prindpalof a flourishing Young Ladies' 
Seminary in this place, has numerous private duties to perform, he still 
finds time to assist the fraternity in many ways. Among other things, he was 
largely instrumental in securing the erection of the Chapter House; and now 
the charge is indebted to him for a collection of Shieldb, Lits., and Annuals 
since '72. The last catalogue of his Seminary called forth this expression 
from Dr. North of the college, *<Here is the 26tk annual catalogue of 


Houghton Seminary, sent ont by Prof. A. G.Benedict, with its dainty illus- 
trations prepared by Miss Margaret Landers, whose pupils in art are qniokJy 
inspired by their teacher's passion for the pictaresqne in nature. The 
beautiful in character no less than in art is religiously cultiyated by the 
young ladies in Houghton Seminary. " 

With the moving of the J KE Fraternity into their new house, all the 
fraternities here are domiciled. Beginning at the foot of College Hill, four 
Ohapter Houses and one boarding house are situated in close proximity. 
In order they are as follows, J K E, WT, J T, @ J X, A J $, boarding 
house. At the top of College Hill are the houses of X !2^ arid A J $, 
while in the Tillage the 2 $ have a hall. • 


AzB — My Bonnie, 

Sweet friendship now holds ns united 

In lore that is fervent and true, 
And the token of faith we have plighted 

So borne by the Black, White and Bine. 


Theta Delta, brightly thy stars beam to-night, to-night, 
Shine on bright stars, and fill every heart with thy light. 

The lessons of friendship thou'st taught us, 

Will cherish in memory deep. 

And the joy thou so often hast brought us 

Our hearts ever loyal will keep. 


There are brothers now long since departed. 
There are others who, too, soon must go. 

But the silken cords shall be unparted " 
While the fires of our heart warmly glow. 


And when our lives fade into evening, 

Resplendent life's sunset shall be ; 

With the memory of friendships ennobling 

We found, Theta Delta, in thee. 



^ The Black, White and Blue- 

Am-'The Bed, WhUe and Blue. 

Our colors in beauty are blending, 

They shine on our glorious shield, 
Where our lodge from all danger defending. 

Our Arrows stand boldly revealed. 
^ While the Stars brightly beaming above us, 

Like guardian angels look down 
From Heaven to protect and to love us, 

And point to a conqueror's crown. 


Three cheers for the Black, White and Blue, 
Three cheers for the Black, White and Blue ;: 

Theta Delta Chi forever, 
Three cheers for the Black, White and Blue* 

The black and the white symbol union. 

Extremes are not recognized here ; 
But joining in friendly communion, 

The north and south do appear. 
While the blue in its beauty descending 

To bless such a union is given. 
And the charm of its presence is lending, 

To show the approval of Heaven. 

Around our fraternitv's altar. 

As Thetas united we stand, 
And we swear that the love ne'er shall falter, 

Which unites us a brotherly band. 
And the blessings of friendship surround us, 

While chanting our joyous refrain. 

And the mystical bonds which have bound us, 

Their charm shall forever retain. 





L. E. Hyatt, '86, formerly proprietor of the Ithaoa BqnilMcan, is reading 
law with his father, at Lansingbnrgh, N. Y. 

A. L. GoTille, '86, is a Senior in the College of Fhysioians and Surgeons, 
at New York. 

E. A. De Lima, '86, is a member of the importing Arm of D. A. DeLima 
& Co., 168 William Street, New York City. 

John F. Thomson, '87, is an editor on the St. Panl DaUy News, at St. 
Paul, Minn. 

B. S. Oolnon, '87, is with the City Engineer in Boohester, N. Y. 
H. K« Yedder, '87, is an instmctor in Oiyil Engineering in Cornell. 
Ferry B. Boberts, '87, is manager of a cattle ranch in Mississippi. 
Fred. W. Thomson, '87, is studying law in the office of Senator Hiscook, 

at Syracuse, N. Y. 

James T. Howes, '88, is in New York, with the Niagara Fire Insurance 

Wm. M. Stookbridge, '88, is practicing law at Washington, D. 0. 


Gibbons, '89, intends to trayel in Europe next summer. 
Oobb and Ware, '90, are among the first ten men in their class in stand- 
Buthyen, '90, is training for the Mott Hayen Team. 
. Bradley, '69, took the English Prize. 
Gunckle, '90, is on the Banjo Club. 
Carter, '90, is President of the Freshman Glee Club. 


'87. M. L. Kimball is teaching at Sandy Springs, Md. 

'86, I. W. Home is principal of Southboro, Mass., High SchooL 

'86. L. Turner, Jr., is studying law with A. P. Gould, Thomaston, Me. 


W. E. Bigelow, '89, was the poet at the New England banquet. 

H. H. Haskell, '90, was giyen the toast for the ladies. 

M. A. Kilyert, '89, of the Grand Lodge, responded to the toast for that 
institution. * 

E. S. Griffing, '89, was elected director of the New England Association, 
and at once appointed chairman of the literary committee for the next 

y. M. Pierce, '88, is one of the pirates in the Senior theatricals. 

W. Farquhar, '91, is coxswain of his class crew. 

A. A. Waterman, '85, is at present superintendent of the Haryard co- 
operatiye society, and is building up a large and thriying business. 



'65. W. 0. Ireland, late of the firm of Morris & Ireland, has gone into 
business for himself. His address is 57 Sndbnry Street, Boston. 

'66. Geo. H. Lane is Under-sheriff of fioohester Oonnty, N. Y. 

'66. J. M. Sohnmacher has been elected President of the First National 
Bank, at Jacksonyille, Fla. 

'67. Byron Groee deliyered the oration at the celebration of Founder's 
Day at Dean Academy, a short time ago. 

'67. Hon. H. M. Knowlton, of New Bedford, who has served a number of 
terms in the State House of Bepresentatiyes and Senate, and is now district 
attorney, has announced himself as a canidate for Congress. 

'69. Prof. S. Minot Pitman is at Pawtuoket. B. I. 

'69. G. W. Sumner is Judge of the Municipal Court at Brockton. 

'79. F. F. Burgin is on the staff of the New Tork Star. 

'83. H. F. Edwards is with the Beyenue Gold Mining Company, at Bed 
Bluff, Montana. 

'86. George H. Braley is with the Cooper Hagus Furniture Company, of 
Denypr, Col. 

'86. F. O . Spaulding is in the grocery business in Boston, at the corner 
of Sterling and Warwick Streets. 

'86. B. E. Joslin graduates from the Boston Uniyersity Law School next 

'87. E. B. Metcalf is treasurer of the Highland Slate Manufacturing Co., 
His place of business is at 19 Milk Street, Boom 55. 

'88. C. L. Young has left College on account of his health and gone to 

'89. C. S. Wheelock is at home in Barre, Yt. 


'83. George H. Fall is lecturer on Boman Law, in the Boston Uniyersity 
College of Liberal Arts. 

'83. Fred N. Upham has gone to take charge of the Methodist Episco- 
pal church, at Beading, Mass. 

'84. Arthur L. Bartlett was moderator of the last town-meeting, in Hyde 
Park, Mass. « 

'86. L. H. Dorchester is now preaching at Walpole, Mass. He still 
continues his work in the B. U. School of Theology. 

'87. William M. Brigham is studing law at his home, Marlborough, Mass. 
He has been appointed Justice of the Peace. 

'88. James A. Stockwell is in the B. U. School of Law. 

'88. Luther Freeman returns to his pastoiage at South Walpole, for 
another year. 

'90. J. L. Brooks has left college and gone into business with his father 
at 103 Milk st., Boston. 

'90. John W. Spencer is conducting the Boyalton Academy, Boyalton, 
Yermont, this year. He intends to return to College next year. 


Brother O. G. Folftnd, who was oonneoted with the college of Liberal 
Arts, for some time as a special student, was sent to Shrewsbury, Mass., 
by the last M. E. Conference. He takes a bride with him to his new 


'85. Onrtis Dean is attending the Golnmbia Law School. His address is 
Yonkers, N. Y. 

*85. Edward A. Tuck is studying theology at Madison Theologoal Sem- 
inary, Madison, N. Y. 

'86. E. G. Adams is teaching in Brownton, Minn. 

'86. Edwin Fairley spent his Easter yacation at his home in Amherst. 
Brother Fairley is as loyal to Theta Delta Chi as ever, and the brothers 
who remained in town during yacation were glad to welcome him back. 

'86. J. D. Hird has been appointed State Agricultural Chemist of Mary- 
land. Brother Hird and his wife occupy cosey apartments in one of the 
buildings of the State College, and extended a true Theta Delt welcome to 
Brother Phillips, *88, who yisited them recently, when he was in Wash- 
ington with the baseball team. 

'87. W. O. Conrad, in addition to his regular work in Union Seminary, 
•is assisting one of the Brooklyn pastors in his church work. Brother Con- 
rad makes parochial calls, and is on hand to welcome strangers to the Sun- 
day seryices. 

'87. F. H. Harriman, who was obliged to leaye college last year on ac- 
count of sickness, has been teaching at his home in Maynard, Mass. Bro- 
ther Harriman ran for School Committeeman recently, and would un- 
doubtedly haye been elected had not each of his two opponents been on 
two tickets, while he was only on one. As it was, he ran twenty-one ahead 
of his ticket. 

'87. N. C. Haskell is in the Bowdoin Medical School, Brunswick, Me. 

'88. Brother Phillips holds the important position of catcher in one of 

the two batteries with which Amherst is hoping to demolish opposing nines 
this season. 

'89. Brother Geo. M. Brockway, who was preyented by sickness from 
returning to college last fall, is residing with friends at North East, Pecn- 
sylyania, where he is studying medicine with a physician. 

'90. Brother E. J. Banks, who has been at Oberlin this year, thinks of 
returning to Amherst next fall. 


'76. W. S. Sayresis Bector of Christ Church, Monteyideo, Minn., and 
€reneral Secretary of the Church Unity Society, in the United States. 

'76. Dr. George H. Bridgman has remoyed from Keene, N. H., to Eliza- 
beth, N. J. His address is 342 Westminister ayenue. 

'84. Tower is in Johns Hopkins, studying for a doctor's degree in 


'84. G. O. ThnrBton is instmetor in mathematics and soienees in the 
Uniyendty school for boys, Baltimore, Md. 

'86. Batchelder is in Andoyer Theological Seminary, entering the past 

Harris is studing medicine in the Uniyersity of Pennsylyania. His ad- 
dress is 101 S. 34th street,' Philadelphia. 

Kelly, after teaching a yery snccessfnl year at North wood, N. H., and 
spending the past summer mainly among friends in the east, entered upon 
his dnties as principal of the high school, South Hadley, Mass. 

Marden is bookkeeper in the Adelaide Silk Mills, Allentown, Fa. 

Snow has assumed his position as special examiner in the pension office 
at Washington, to which position he was appointed during the past fall, at 
a snug salary of $1,400 per year. Brother Snow was the youngest, but not 
least actiye member of the New Hampshire House, during the recent im- 
portant railway struggle. 

Thurston spent part of the summer in Hanoyer doing special work 
preparatory to accepting a position as instructor in sciences in the high 
school, Hyde Park. 111. His address is 5101 Lake ayenue. 

Vaughn is with a suryeying party, whose headquarters are at Lincoln, 

'87. Aiken, who was compelled by sickness to giye up his school in 
Butland, Yt, is at his home in Amherst, N. H., slowly reooyering. 


Frederick G. Ferine, '87, holds a yery desirable position as priyate 
secretary of Dr. Henry Bernard, of Hartford, Oonn., who is preparing a 
reyised edition of his work, "Pestalozzi and Swiss Pedagogy." Brother 
Perine recently had published in the Hartford Daily Timea a spirited story of 
French Folk Lore, translated from *'The Burgomaster of Mintawban." 

Samuel F. Nixon, '81, is one the youngest members of the State Legisla- 
ture. He has attained a high position in the Assembly, and is regarded as 
one of the most promising of the younger members. He is Chairman of 
the Standing Oommittee, ''Engrossed Bills," and has aplaee on « Appro- 
priations and General Laws." 

The Bey. J. Wilford Jacks, '68, holds the position of permanent clerk of 
the Presbyterian Synod of New York. 

Sidney W. Petrie, '76, was recently elected Police Justice of Little Falls, 
N. Y. His great popularity is shown by the fact that he ran 500 ahead of 
his ticket out of a total yote of 1,800. 

Seward D. Allen, '78, and Charles M. Parkhurst, '80, form the most 
prominent law firm in Duluth, Minn. 

Hon. E. M. Shaun, '75, has remoyed from La Porte City to Dayenport, 
Iowa. Before this remoyal, Bro. Shaun resigned the office of Mayor of La 
Porte City, and other positions of trust, with which he had been honored 
by his fellow citizens, who expressed their good will by the presentation of 
a gold-headed cane. 


Bey. Dr. Suf as S. Green is pastor of the Lafayette Street chtiroh, of Baf- 
f alo, which has a Sunday school nambering 1,275 scholars, ranking in size 
as third in the Presbyterian Church. 

Bev. Dr. James H. Ecob, '69, made the central address at the dedica- 
tion of the Germain Memorial Hall of the Y. M. G. A., in Albany, Septem- 
ber 22. 

At the closing exercises of the high school in Jackson, Mich., Superin- 
tendent of Public Instruction GaMn N. Kendall, *82, made a brief address. 
A college man on the stage said that it was the most scholarly and pointed 
presentation speech he eyer heard. 

Few haye seen so much of the earth's surface as Kirk P. Grandall, '69. 
After his graduation with the yaledictory, he finished the year as assistant 
engineer on the Ithaca & Athens Bailroad. Afterwards he held a similar 
position on the N. T., B. & Montreal road. .In 1874-75 he was assistant 
engineer on the Ooming & Lodus Bay Bailroad. His next position was on 
the Utica, Ithaca & Elmira road. In 1878 he was employed by the goyem- 
ment in the suryey of the Yellowstone Park, in Montana. In 1879 he went 
to Brazil as contractor's chief engineer on the Natal Bailroad. His next 
yenture was in Gentral America as contractor's chief engineer on the 
Guatemala Northern Bailroad. In 1886 he sailed for St. Paul de Loanda, 
in Southwest Africa, as contractor's engineer on the Boyal Trans-African 
Bail way. Brother Grandall, in a letter to Brother J. H. Pardee, '89, says, 
** None of the natiyes here wear our badge, or much of anything else." 

Bey. James Beyeridge Lee, '86, who has spent two years in the Xenia, O., 
Theological Seminary, will complete his theological eourse in the Ed- 
inburgh Uniyersity. At present he is supplying in New York and 

Dr. E. W, Buggies, '85, of the GoUege of Physicians and Surgeons, sailed 
recently for England. He will pass the summer in England and Scot- 

Brother E. H. Willard, '90, has left college and entered a large book con- 
cern in New York. While sorry to lose him, we are rejoiced because he 
has been so successful. 




The Gominittee on the Gatalogae desires information concerning the fol- 
lowing brothers : 
Information should be sent to Frederic Goodwin, 80 Broadway, New York 



Pursell, John H., »60 

Cook, Charles B., 79 
Durkee, J. H., 74 


Herrick, M., 74 
Palmer, A.' W., 74 
Schoemaker, M. M., 74. 

Andrews, Thomas A., 66 
Case, Isaac P., '57 
Cutting, John, '57 
Perry, Andrew J., '55 

Adams, William A., '72 
Camp, John, Jr., '66 
Cooke, Sidney B., '64 
Dunn, Charles C, '57 
Durand, Frederick F., '61 
Fitzpatrick, J. C, '69 
Hill, George P. B., '56 
Hughes, Andrew L., '65 . 
Lloyd, Horatio G., '55 

Ballard, W. J. H., '68 
Gillian, James G., '54 
Grandy, Cyrus W., '66 
Graves, William H., '56 

Bird, Frank W., '71 
Briggs, George, '73 
Butler. Henry W., '61 
Cook, Benjamin, Jr., '68 
Deane, Charles P., '67 
Finney, Joseph E., '60 
Harkness, Frank, '72 
Jones, William O., '69 
Kelton, Edward G„ '63 





Robertson, Frederick, '66 
Simons, William B., '66 
Southgate, William W., '66 
Wilkins, E. G. P., '67 

MacFarlane, Graham, '72 
May, Charles, '67 
Pierce, George H., '58 
Powell, William D., '56 
Rowand, C. Elliott, '56 
Smith, James G., '66 
Story, Peter F., '56 
Trott, John W., '69 
Upson, Stephen, '67 

Hart, George H., '64 
Hoop, Edward L., *63 
Martin, Thomas, '54 
Wilkinson, Charles, '63 

Kirby, Joseph D., '67 
Larwill, John S.. '61 
Medwith, WUliam G., '60- 
Martin, William D., '62 
McKinney, M. G., '63 
Morris, Edgar R., '69 
Neff. James M. W., '67 
Norris, William E., '67 
Olcott, Egbert, '69 



Paine, 0. A., '75 
Palmer, Henry E., 79 
Pierce, Fenelon A., *67 
Potter, Charles, 72 
Randolph, Richard E., 78 
Ransford, Hascall, '69 
Reynolds, James, '63 
Robert James A., '58 
Scott, Frederick, '74 

Bradstreet, David Nale. '66 
Hayes, Daniel Edward, '59 

Short, Chester F., '61 
Spelman, F. B., '76 
Thompson, Charles S., '62 
Tucker, Charles R., '64 
Tnlane, Louis, '56 
Tytus, John B., '69 
Whitredge, John C, '60 
Whitredge, Moses, '60 
Worcester, Joseph H., '64 


Hilton, Stephen, '63 

Howe* James Madison, Jr., '63 

Knight, James Melville, '64 

O'Connell, Patrick A., '67 
Skinner, Benjamin S., '60 


Wadsworth, A. F., lawyer, '60 
Waterman, Arthur A., '85 


Caughey, WUUam H., '84 Ridlon, J, F. '76 

Spooner, Frank A., '76. 


Griffin, Hiram, '82 * Lane, Edward B, '81 

Hayden, Francis C, '80 Lane, Emery W., '82 

Weeks, George F., '80 


Thompson, Thomas C, '61 

Alexander, William R., '73 
Almond, Marcus B., '74 
Baldwin, Oliver P., '73 
Bellamy, John D., '74 
Callahan, Bryan, '76 
Dunlap, James N., '76 

Bardwell, William L., '62 
Bodwell, William L. , '60 
Boothby, Asa, Jr., '59 
Brice, James K, '77 
Brigham, Charles 0., '62 
Brown, Henry B., '69 
Cook, Greorge W., '63 
Gidman, Rev. Richard H., '63 
Goodwin, Greorge H.,-'62 
Henry, Robert, '65 


Grarrison, James G., '70 
Nelson, Keating S., '75 
Robertson, Alexander F., '73 
Thomas, Greorge S., '75 
Ward, Patrick H., '73 
Wilson, Thornton S., '76 


Laux, Carl, Jr., '62 
Lee, William H., '60 
Ranney, Eugene P., '60 
Raymond, Charles, '60 
Shaffer, Charles B., '83 
Steele, Thimothy E., '63 
Sutton, William H., '57 
Vinal, Charles G. R., '61 
Webber, George C, '60 
Winsor, Samuel A., '60 

Young, John, '60 






Adams, William P., '66 
Beatty, R. D., '67 
Bushfleld, L. C, '69 
Clendenan, D. W., '71 
Daiiiels, W. C, '72 
Deleplain, L. L., '70 
Doty, 0. B., '71 
Oalloway, Robert T., '69 
Hallock, W. E., '71 
Harvey, Isarel, '72 
Huston, Frank, '69 
Jewell, John D., lawyer, '60 
Kerr, Robert A., '67 
McConnel, Charles, B., '70 
Mellen, James R., '65 
Mitchell, J. K., '71 

Montooth, Edward S., '68 
Noble. Rev. WUliam B., '63 
Norton, Frederick J., '72 
Oglebay, E. W., '69 
Philips, Pulton, '66 
Reed, J. L., '70 
Richey, 0. D., '66 
Roberts, 0. 0., '71 
Shriver, Charles B., '69 
Smith, Frank W., '62 
Smith, Frank K., '64 
Tompkins, Jackson B., '64 
Townsend, Cyrus, '69. 
Turner, C. B., 71 
Watson, J M.,'70 
Weaver, John R., M. D., '70 

Boyd, Alston, '71 

Bill, A. H., '71 


Kirchoff, Frederick Wm., '73 
Martin E. Howard, Jr., '73 


Wood, C. L., '84 


Miles, John C, '66 


Oox, B. Frank, '68 Rhodes, Gleniss C, '72 

Hickman, Henry H., '73 Righter, George M., '72 

Linn. John T., '69 Rogers, George H., '70 

Slater, MUton T., '69 


Appelman, Lloyd P., '73 

Ayer, E. Irving, '72 
Blossom, Thomas E., '71 
Chapman, Hobart M., '74 
Clark, Orlando E., '76 
Conway, William J., '72 
Fitch. Arthur H., '73 
Foote, O. K., '79 
Gibbons, Arthur C, '73 
Gage, John R., '77 

Kline, Frank J., '69 


Harris, Judson W., '67 
Markham, Spencer S., '78 
Mason, Orlein J., '74 
Oaks, John P., M.D., '70 
Peet, James C, '76 
Stiles, Rev. Loren, '79 
Van Auken, Edwin E., '76 
Weir, WiUiam B., 77 • 
Wile, Isaac G., '70 

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To THE Heights (E. A. Start), 123 

The Coming Convention {F, L.Janes), - - - - 129 

Kappa's Annual Banquet {F, W. Perkins), - - - - 132 

Necrology, ---- 1^5 

Sons of Theta Delta Chi {Miss Minna Irving), - - 137 

Editorial, - 138 

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Exchanges, - 142 

College Notes, 147 

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Songs, - 169 

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VOL. IV. NOVEMBER, 1888. Na 3. 


Read at the annual reunion of the Kappa Charge of Theta Delta Chi, June i8, 1888. 


This the advice the sages give, 
Whose thoughts through all the ages live : 
" Look upward to the Gods — Olympus high 
Is not beyond the vision of thy mortal eye, 
Which with the might of purpose, straining far, 
May look beyond the clouds and see the star." 

" Ad summa nite " — brave old word — 

" Press onward to the heights "—still heard 

Through darkness and distress and doubt. 

Through battle, skirmish, march or rout, 

Like cheery bugle, blown afield. 

To warn the men who faint or yield. 

The way is hard, the battle long ; 

The victory for the swift and strong ; 

But strength of heart is more than might, 

And courage wins full many a fight — 

And better far than fame or power 

To fall in victory's glowing hour. 

With dying ear intent to hear 

Our conquering comrades ringing cheer. 


This is the tale of life, my friends ; 
A march, a battle — thus it ends. 


This is my text, for as sermons run, 
They must have texts to be well beg^n. 
Apply it at leisure as I pass on 
To firstly and secondly, third, and so on. 

We have turned aside from the toil and strife 

To sip for an evening the wine of life. 

The juice of the nectar that bubbles and flows 

From the springs of youth ere their freshness goes. 

With the morrow the battle must join again, 

The endless struggle of men and men ; 

But here for a moment, looking back 

Over the beaten and toilsome track. 

Breathing a sigh for the vanished past, 

Wishing it had not sped so fast ; 

We pass for an instant in quick review, 

The old, old story the years renew. 

Not to the lessons the text-books taught 

We turn to-night with the kindest thought ; 

The friendships that gave both beauty and truth 

To the eager and thoughtless visions of youth, 

Will live when the lessons have gone their way, 

When brows are wrinkled and hair turned gray. 

They taught us life has a social side. 

That men are many and worlds are wide ; 

We are not alone in this world of ours 

To eat the lotus and pluck the flowers ; 

That among the virtues, blessed Three, 

Greatest of all is charity ; 

That men have hearts that respond to love, 

As a wind-harp answers to winds that move 

Its chords with a touch unseen and still. 

That yet the senseless strings may thrill 


With the soul of melody, true and strong, 
The sound of a yet unwritten song. 
Orander this lesson than school books teach. 
Beyond the telling of human speech, 
For the hands of friends, when dim the lights, 
May guide and help us up the heights. 


'Tis sweet, with memory's pen to trace. 
The features of each well-loved face ; 
To dwell upon that glorious day. 
When hope with triumph went astray, 
When humbly, upon bended knee. 
Knelt at our feet the Faculty ; 
When each, among our anxious friends, 
A mind to speculation lends. 
Whether as statesman, lawyer, sage, 
The lettered leader of the age. 
Or for some other station great. 
This mass of brains is marked by Fate. 
And yet how little means it all, 
A kind of classic Buntling Ball ! 
When the young god becomes a man. 
Guess at the author, if you can. 
Of all this wild prognostication. 
That he will some day lead the nation — 
For no one dares to own he said it. 
When through the truth he loses credit. 

Full eagerly the callow youth takes up his way to college, 
To gain within its classic walls his modicum of knowledge ; 
Perchance from grave alumni he hears the wondrous story 
Of mighty triumphs in the past, of Alma Mater's glory. 
He learns, with wondering thought intent. 
Of one who should be President ; 
Of many who should fill high station, 
But that the present generation 

Did not appreciate their worth, 

And bound these gods to lowly earth. 

" There were giants in those days," they sadly say. 

As they mourn for the times that have passed away. 

What high resolves, what strong desire, 

Are moved in all their youthful fire ! 

This is a man to conquer men. 

To win him fame with sword or pen. 

Or in the forum's lofty space, 

To listening thousands hold in place. 

But till this looked-for time arrives 

With patient toil the student strives ; 

Through Freshmen trials, sad and sore. 

He comes to be a Sophomore. 

His boyish pranks and fears are done, 

The sand in childhood's glass 

So thinks be, as with ne< 

He struts, the bantam of th' 

And through the early tryin. 

When under classmen strivi 

He effort makes to reconci] 

Good scholarship and n 

That luck will somehow 

That watches fools and 

The sturdy Junior grows apac) 
He girds him tightly for the rai 
He sees the earnest side of life 
He dons his armor for the strife,- 
Sad fate is his, though close its fol 
A swift sped arrow find its hold^ 
(This in response to all ti-aditions, 
Not altered in the new editions, 
One step the " learned fool " above, 
*Tis students' fate to fall in love). 

So through these glowing, crowded 

lore. j 

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Life is a battle, I have said ; 

All about us the dying and dead, 

Shock us a moment, then on we press. 

Though courage and strength alike grow less. 

It is youth's fair visions that firmness give 

To bear our burdens, to fight and live. 

It is best sometimes to renew with friends 

The inspiration that never ends ; 

Look back and forward to find our lights ; 

The way that is passed led " up the heights.'' 


Thus ever men are fighting a battle never done. 
From noon-tide unto noon-tide, from dawn to set of sun ; 
But still to love's sweet music the quick responses start, 
And friendship's touch electric thrills the worn and weary 

And for us, brothers, round whose hearts the secret tie is 

Till in its strong but subtle bonds our inmost lives are 

^Tis meet that we be bravest and fight the battle long, 
For when the gods are with them, why should not men be 

strong ? 
A bugle call to battle is in our mystic sign. 
The might of all the ages in friendship's power divine. 
Upon us the noblesse oblige of manly truth was laid, ' 
When at love's altar we received her knightly accolade. 
We owe a life of striving, with purpose pure and high. 
To honor, friends and duty, and Theta Delta Chi. 

Edwin A. Start, 

Kappa, '84. 



This issue of the Shield will reach the Charges at the 
time when the thought occupying their attention will be 
the coming Convention. 

Never in the history of our Fraternity has a more sue- 
cessful year been passed through than the one since the 
closing of the Forty-first Convention, when, with hearts 
cheered by the work done in the past, and spurred to new 
effort by the results yet to be accomplished, we went to our 
Charges ready to do better and more lasting work for the 
advancement of our brotherhood. 

The past Fraternity year has been one of great results,, 
great not because of any great or marvelous feats accom* 
plished, but of small things well done, and surely this is the 
very essence of greatness. 

" Festina lente " is the keynote of lasting success, and he 
who runs a waiting race is always a winner. So we 
have been gathering our strength and husbanding our re-^ 
sources, until now entering upon another year of work, we 
are prepared in things which will tend to make this year 
the best and brightest one in our history. 

" Theta Delta Chi in the past ! " With what eloquence 
and truth could we dilate upon that theme so near and dear 
to each of us. The memory of great things done, the 
steady growth onward and upward, the firm binding to- 
gether of so many hearts by love through the past years^ 
all of this gives us just cause for pride, and for the knowl- 
edge that our Theta Delta Chi is worthy of the love we 
give her. But the past is not all glorious ; and as only by 
it can we judge the future, it is well for us to consider the 
mistakes that have been made, and to profit by that knowl- 
edge. Each year brings new difficulties, it is true, but 
each year also there come repetitions of old mistakes, 
which, were they settled once for all, would leave us free 
and untrammeled to face the new. 


Conservatism in our Fraternity is what we want, but 
we must not be conservative enough to adhere to mistaken 
policies, because we have done so in the past It is well 
indeed that this year brings such a chance of time and 
opportunity for earnest hearty work in this direction ; and 
much will be accomplished if our various delegates come 
prepared for this work. To come prepared does not simply 
mean to be ready to work, for that, as we know from the 
past, very often means waiting to be instructed after the 
opening of Convention. What is really necessary is that 
each and every delegate should come with some knowledge 
of what has already been done, and of those matters which 
must necessarily come up at this Convention. The minutes 
of the past two Conventions should be carefully read and 
discussed by the Charges, that their delegates may be ready 
to meet the difficulties in an intelligent manner. 

In the matter of delegates I would say to those Charges 
which have not already chosen theirs, look to it that the 
best men are sent. The best man does not necessarily 
mean the most popular or the most brilliant, but the one 
who by nature and inclination is best fitted to cope with 
legislative difficulties in a calm, reasoning and sensible 
manner ; such a man, filled with an earnest desire to do all 
in his power to promote the welfare of his Fraternity and the 
Charge which he represents, will be an important factor in 
the hoped for achievement of success. Again, see to it that 
your Charge is fully represented. Do not trust to having 
your delegation filled with men from other Charges. No 
one can represent you as well as can one of your own men, 
and to secure a good working Convention it is necessary 
that the three men from each Charge shall be in their 
places and do their work. 

Supply all necessary documents before starting, and see 
that the reports and credentials are in order, so that delay 
may be avoided as much as possible. 

To the delegates who have attended previous Conven- 
tions I would say " learn from the past," and be prepared 


to do better, more hearty and earnest work this year than 
you have ever done before. Those coming for the first 
time will find of course much that is new to them. Limited 
as most have been in the past to Fraternity life in a Charge, 
to be brought at a single step to a view of the Fraternity 
in all its wideness, its diversity, and yet its similarity, is to 
impress each with a sense of the difficulty of properly 
governing such a body. Yet if each will but do his best 
endeavor, we shall part at the close with the knowledge that 
the Forty-second Convention will ever be one of note in 
the accomplishment of good and in the inauguration of 
newer and brighter prosperity. 

The Fraternity has suffered severly in the loss of Brother 
C. B. Perry, as President of the Grand Lodge. Never did 
she have a more zealous or earnest worker at the helm. 
Filled with the true love and spirit that animates every 
Theta Delt, he possessed to a remarkable degree those 
qualities which rendered him so eminently fitted for the 
position he held. I have had the honor to have been 
associated with him in his Fraternity work on several 
different occasions, and a truer Theta Delt, one more 
thoroughly imbued with love for her and more heartily 
earnest in working for her welfare, there does not exist. It 
is unfortunate indeed that Brother Perry's state of health 
necessitated his resignation, and the Fraternity can only 
express the hope, as so many of the Charges have already 
done, that his speedy and complete recovery may restore 
him to us once more; 

Unfortunate in his loss, the Grand Lodge was fortunate in 
securing the prompt and efficient services of Brother Arthur 
L. Bartlett, Lambda, '84, as President pro tern. Brother 
Bartlett's services in the past are too well-known to need des- 
cription, and his prompt and complete attention to the 
affairs of the Grand Lodge in such a crisis have been such 
as to merit the most hearty and sincere congratulations of 
our Fraternity. 

To Brother Kilvert, the Treasurer, also, praise is no less 


due. Left almost alone in the discharge of duties that 
might well have puzzled one older in Fraternity years than 
himself, events have proven him to be one of the best 
executive officers our Fraternity has ever possessed. 

Under the direction of these two brothers all arrange- 
ments for the Convention have been made. 

The Convention will be called to order at lo A.M., on 
Wednesday, November 21, 1888, at the Fifth Avenue Hotel,. 
New York City, and all delegates are most earnestly 
requested to be in their places by that time. 

It is not alone essential but vitally important that much 
of the routine work should be put out of the way as soon as 
possible, and this can only be done by a full and prompt 
attendance at the morning session of the first day. 

The arrangements for the banquet are in the hands of 
Beta, and the dinner will be held on Friday evening, at the 
Fifth Avenue Hotel. 

It is hoped by the Grand Lodge that all the Charges 
will heartily unite in making the Convention a success in 
the result of good labor well performed, and that all dele- 
gates will be on hand promptly, not only at the opening, but 
at all the subsequent sessions. 

In conclusion let us hope that this will indeed be a Con- 
vention of combined efiFort, and if such be the case the coming 
year cannot fail to be one whose continued prosperity will 
outshine all others, and our beloved Fraternity will be 
stronger and better than ever before. 

Frank Lawrence Jones, Pi Deuteron. 



One of the facts in which Kappa takes great pride is the 
interest that her graduates, old and young, manifest toward 
their old Charge. Let it be known that there is to be a 
meeting of any special interest, and the Charge-rooms are 


sure to be honored by the presence of our alumni. The 
occasion, however, that excites the keenest interest, and 
calls out the largest gathering of Kappa's sons, is the annual 
reunion, held in the spring or. early summer. The date of 
the last banquet was put during the Commencement season 
on the evening of June i8, 1888, for the purpose of enabling 
those Theta Delta graduates to be present who might be 
in Boston during the Commencement exercises of their 
Alma Mater. 

On the evening of that date the parlors of Young's 
Hotel were crowded with Theta Delts, the older graduates 
renewing in union their old friendships, while the under- 
graduates and those but recently released from bondage, 
were making the time pass quickly with stories and adven- 
tures of student life. Shortly after eight o'clock the Toast- 
master, Brother Samuel W. Mendum, '85, led the way to 
the dining-room, and took his seat at the head of the table, 
having on his right Brother F. W. Hamilton, '80, orator of 
the evening, and on his left Brother E. A. Start, '84, poet. 
Among those present were President E. H. Capen, '60, 
Rev. Selden Gilbert, '63, Charles G. Pope, '61, A. L. Bart- 
lett, Lambda, '84, C. P. Gorely, Iota, F. C. Spaulding, 
'86, Sumner Robinson, '88, H. N. Pearce, '80, E. R. Met- 
calf, '87, and others. After an hour had been spent in dis- 
cussing the edibles, the Toast-master rapped for attention, 
and introduced the orator for the occasion. The speaker 
took as his topic " The College Man and the World," and 
showed that a dangerous spirit was taking possession of 
the politics of the day. Corruptions was showing itself in a 
thousand various ways, and there was evidently something 
lacking which would enable the politician to rise above the 
low level of party strife, and treat the burning issues of the 
day in a broad, intelligent, and statesmanlike manner. And 
where else ought we to look for this culture, this refine- 
ment, but from the men whose brains had been subjected 
to the training of our collegiate institutions ? This was the 
province and peculiar field of the College graduate; to 


enter into the affairs of life with the determination to make 
his actions, public and private, conform to the highest ideals 
of uprightness, honor and justice; to dedicate his talents 
to the noblest uses, and throw the weight of his influence, 
however small, against the fraud and corruption that have 
too firm a hold on our business interests and national con- 
cerns. The world needs the truly educated College gradu- 
ate, and it has for him a work that he ought to do, and 
which he is better fitted to do than any other. Let us 
hope that he will be faithful to his trust. 

The oration had the true Theta Delta Chi spirit — that 
spirit which would have man's highest powers consecrated 
to the holiest uses — and it was received with great applause, 
and every mark of commendation. Brother Start followed 
with the poem, to which no words can do justice. The 
writer has an enviable reputation for producing verse that 
has the true poetic ring, and in this poem he was at his 

Speeches followed from President Capen, who gave 
testimony as to the value of Fraternity life in College, from 
the Rev. Selden Gilbert, from Brother C. P. Gorely, Arho re- 
called some of the early struggles of Theta Delta Chi at 
Harvard, and from Brother A. L. Bartlett, who referred to 
the fact that Kappa was the parent of his Charge, Lambda, 
and that she was held in high esteem by the sister Charges in 
the Fraternity. Brother H. C. Spaulding closed the speech- 
making by replying to the toast, " The Ladies.'' After 
rising and drinking in silence the Oinega Charge^ the 
gathering broke up, and the annual reunion of Kappa 
passed into history. The occasion was a glorious success, 
and could not have failed to weld together more closely 
the sacred bonds of Theta Delta Chi. 

F. W. Perkins. 




The Rev. Jirah B. Ewell was born at Pavilion, N. Y., 
March 29, 1853. His father was the Rev. H. B. Ewell, 
who for over forty years was pastor of the Baptist Church 
in Pavilion. At sixteen Brother Ewell entered Cornell 
University at the opening of that institution in September, 
1869. He was graduated with the Class of 1873, and spent 
one year in the special study of Greek preparatory to his 
studies in the Rochester Theological Seminary, where he 
was graduated in 1877. In June of that year he was or- 
dained as pastor of the Baptist Church in Warsaw, N. Y. 
In March, 1880, he accepted a call to the First Baptist 
Church of Zanesville, O., where he remained until the 
dread disease, consumption, forced him, in December, 1885, 
to give up the active work of the ministry. After resign- 
ing his pastorate at Zanesville he removed to Udall, Kan., 
in the hope that the climate there might restore his failing 
strength. But this hope was unrealized, and on July 8, 1887, 
he passed away. He was buried at his old home in Pa- 
vilion, N. Y. 

In March, 1878, Brother Ewell was married to Miss M. 
Florine Mallory, of Pavilion, who, with two children, a son 
of eight years and a daughter of three, survives him. 

Such is the barest outline of a brave and helpful life. 
So long as strength was given him he labored unceasingly 
for the good of mankind. When strength failed, he waited 
with a patient courage for the inevitable end. One cannot 
but recall the pathetic lines of Marc Cook, who, like this 
brother, was so patiently " awaiting the end :** 


< < Never again to stand 
In the thick of the battle ground — 
In the God-led battle of life, the goodliest battle of all. 
Where noble it were in the strife, manfully fighting, to fall ; 
Never in action's rank to answer the bugle-call." 

But like thousands of heroic souls before him, Brother 
Ewell had learned the lesson voiced by the blind Milton : 

** They also serve who only stand and wait" 

And so this noble soul and loyal member of our sacred 
brotherhood passed into the membership of the great 
Omega Charge, leaving an example of fidelity and courage 
for all who shall come after him. 


The Hon. James Granville Sproat, of the Class of '57, 
died at his home in Wareham, Mass., on February 22, 1888, 
at the age of fifty-two years and seven months. He was 
the son of James Robert and Sarah Alden (Miller) Sproat, 
and was born in Wareham, July 22, 1835. He was pre- 
pared for college in his native town by the Rev. Samuel 
Nott. After his graduation from college he studied law 
in Wareham under the instruction of his uncle, Seth Miller, 
Esq., and at the law school of Harvard University. He 
settled in Wareham in 1859, ^^^ was engaged from that 
time till the end of his life in the practice of law. He was 
a zealous Republican in his politics, and engaged actively 
in the Presidential canvass of i860. In 1870 and 1871 he 
represented Plymouth County in the Massachusetts Senate. 
His later years were devoted more strictly to his legal 
profession, and to the management of his large property. 
He was afi able and genial man, and had many warm friends. 
He married January 13, 1863, Maria C. Barrows, who sur- 
vives him. 





Class op '84, R. P. I. 

Whereas, The infinite and supreme Ruler of the universe 
has seen fit to take to Himself another beloved brother, 
Manuel Francisco Aguayo, Class of '84, Rensselaer Poly- 
technic Institute ; therefore 

Resolved, That while we bow to an all-wise Providence, 
we sincerely mourn the death of our dear brother ; 

Resolved, That in his death, this Charge has lost a most 
valued member, and the Fraternity at large a most loyal 
brother ; 

Resolved, That a printed copy of these resolutions be 
forwarded to each Charge of the Fraternity, to the Grand 
Lodge and to the Theta Delta Chi Shield for publication. 

JGeg. S. Groesbeck, '89, 
Hugh H. Pitcairn, '90, 
James C. Hallock, '90. 
Troy, N. Y., Sept 21, 1888. 


[Written for and dedicated to the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity.] 

In every land beneath the sun, 
Where men are brave and true, 
You'll find the flag, the silken flag, 
Of black and white and blue ; 
A bond of loyal brotherhood. 
And friendship's strongest tie. 
The pride of many a noble heart. 
The flag of Theta Delta Chi. 


Beside the smoking cannon, cold 

In death two soldiers lay ; 

They had been foes, for one was clad 

In blue and one in gray. 

Their hands were clasped in friendship's "grip,'* 

With love that cannot die — 

For they wore the shield with jewels set. 

Of Thcta Delta Chi. 

The student with his open book, 

The bishop in his gown ; 

The soldier bearing on his brow 

The laurel of renown ; 

The poet with his golden lyre. 

All hear with sparkling eye. 

The name they love, the dear old name, 

Of Theta Delta Chi. 

The truest friend, the noblest foe. 

The fondest lover, too. 

Is he who proudly owns the flag 

Of black and white and blue. 

So gather round the banquet board, 

And lift the goblet high ; 

Long live the sons, the gallant sons. 

Of Theta Delta Chi. 

Miss Minna Irving. 


This issue of the Shield is the last one before Con- 
vention, and the question as to whether it has or has not 
filled its mission during the past year is one which that body 
must decide. The editors feel that while in no sense is the 
Shield as yet worthy of our Fraternity, nevertheless the 
past year has been a long step in the direction of improve- 
ment, and with the continued effort now made, and the ear- 
nest support of all the Charges, there is no reason to doubt 


that the magazine will be a much better representative of 
our Fraternity than it is at present. We have done all in 
our power to preserve a strictly Fraternity " tone '* in all 
the contents, and the Charges can decide the wisdom of this 
in preference to the use of purely literary matter. At the 
close of the year's work the editors wish to express to the 
Charge editors their high appreciation of the efforts which 
have so materially aided in promoting the welfare of the 
Shield. May our labors all be continued unceasing and 
increasing in the future, and so we will achieve a success 
worthy of the undertaking. 

It gives us great pleasure to present to the readers of 
the Shield such an excellent portrait of the brother whose 
genial nature and ardent love for our Fraternity has made 
him near and dear to the hearts of all who know him. The 
life of every gathering, the merriest of the merry, and the 
brightest of the bright, his face has always been welcomed 
with the greatest pleasure, and missed with deep regret by 
even those who have met him but once, "Jake '* was bom 
on February 24, 1849, ^^ Wurtzburg, in Bavaria. His father 
came to this country in the following year, and settled at 
New York, where Brother Spahn received his elementary 
education. In 1863 his parents moved to Rochester, and in 
1866 he entered the University there, from which, never 
missing an examination, he was graduated in July, 1870. 
After leaving college he studied law, and in 1871 was ad- 
mitted to the bar at Buffalo. This same year he became a 
reporter on the Rochester Union and Advertiser, and re- 
mained there until he became city editor of the then Roch- 
ester Chronicle. Shortly after he left journalism entirely 
and confined his attention to the practice of law, and is now 
one of the most talented and widely-known members of the 
bar in Monroe County. Brother Spahn became a mem- 
ber of the Chi Charge at Rochester University during 
his Junior year, and has ever since shown an untiring zeal 
and interest in promoting the welfare of our Fraternity. He 


was Convention orator in 1873 and 1881, and Convention 
poet in 1887. He has written much for our Fraternity and 
that much has been well worth reading. But his writing 
has not been confined to our world. Sketches and poems 
by him have appeared in Harper's Monthly and in the Gal- 
axy Magazine (now no longer published), and he is a fre- 
quent and esteemed contributor to the Albany Law Journal^ 
as well as to various daily papers throughout the State. 

Brother Spahn's estimate of his own merits is best given 
in his own words. In a letter, speaking of some verses 
which he had written, he says : " It was once the writer's 
ambition to make a mark in literature ; but that was long, 
long back, when he was young and super-charged with lofty 
schemes of personal greatness. Literature, however, was 
fortunately spared and so escaped great responsibilities. 
He has since fitted himself into a very modest fissure in 
the social world, where he safely sticks, pipes exceedingly 
low, and can no longer soar. In consequence of this truly 
discreet act the necessaries of life have become more than 
assured to him, and materialize without much heavy toil 
and speculation." 

Brother Spahn has ever been an earnest and ardent 
Theta Delt, and his services in her behalf have been re- 
cognized in his now holding the office of President of the 
Central New York Association of Theta Delta Chi. " Jake " 
deserves the honor, and our earnest hope and wish is that, 
like the beloved colors we wear, *' long may he wave." 

We wish to express our thanks to Miss Minna Irving, 
whose poem, " The Sons of Theta Delta Chi,'' appears in 
this issue, for the interest in our Fraternity she has mani- 
fested and expressed in her writing. 

To those of our brethren who know the enviable repu- 
tation of Miss Irving as a magazine and periodical con- 
tributor it will, without doubt, be a source of gratification 
that she has written what is so appreciable to us all. 

Wishing continued and increased success in her literary 
efforts, we again thank her for the interest she has shown, 
and hope that it, like ours, will grow brighter and stronger 
with the increasing years. 

POEMS. 141 


" Now at them, boys ! " Three hundred Union horses 

Charged with the fiery troopers which they bore, 
To stem the erring South's rebeUious forces 

Debouching from the wood. They seemed to pour 
With a strange sound like inundating waters 

That swallow up whate'er they meet. Twas so 
At Chanceirrsville where Jackson's army sought us, 

Forming his lines to deal a deadly blow. 

High rose the dust and metal clanged and clattered. 

Then came a shock, the seething Southron tide 
Wavered the while its crest was met and shattered 

By sabre stroke. Ah, short was Keenan's ride ! 
But Keenan's mission there was bold and ended. 

Great with his troopers, for the day was saved; 
Though yellow dust with his warm blood was blended 

Beneath the flag he loved and proudly waved. 

Yes, thus three hundred gleaming Union sabres 

Hewed out a victory and spread dismay — 
Laurelled a fame which soft Peace vainly labors 

To bring its devotees of dull delay. 
A ghastly sight, they lay till they were buried. 

Booted and spurred where each one had been killed. 
A cruel thing is War, but Glorj^ ferried 

These heroes over Death and we are thrilled ! 

Jacob Spahn, Chi^ '70. 



Moon, thy beam is soft and tender. 
Though the lamps flare in my face, 

While I plot her waist so slender 
To enfold in my embrace. 


Moon, a brilliance fierce you lend her, 

Eyes that flash into the night — 
Diamonds both — the arrow sender 

Cupid dazzles in their light. 
Masked, forsooth, her maiden face is, 

Yet the lips I note are sweet 
Nectar, where the greedy chase is 

Kisses to their own retreat. 


Moon, I vow, my cheek doth tingle 

Where her rosy-fingered palm. 
In the masker's mad commingle. 

Struck and brought my soul to calm. 
Flashed her hand, and then her laughter, 

Flashed the pearls behind her lips, 
While I hurried, reckless, after 

As away she swiftly skips. 
Like a coy but fleeting vision, 

That in air dissolves ; and I 
Waken from a dream elysian 

All illusion with a sigh. 

Jacob Spahn, Chi. 


Editors of Fraternity magazines not already on our ex- 
change list are requested to send copies of their publications 

to the editor, 

Frank Lawrence Jones, 

319 East 57th street. 

New York City. 

The Key of Kappa Kappa Gamma for September pre- 
sents an appearance creditable in the extreme to the Frater- 
nity. The matter contained has none of that tone but too 
often adopted in their writings by College young ladies, 
and the editresses seem to realize the benefit derived from 


throwing off the insipidity of school girlishness, and adopt- 
ing a style more womanly, and consequently far more ac- 
ceptable. A poem, " The Story of Our Key," though long, 
has in it much to admire, and if all K K r*s adopt the senti- 
ments there expressed, one cannot wonder that the true 
idea of a Fraternity is not the exclusive property of man. 

Fraternity matter does not occupy much space in this 
number save in the form of statistics. It is a question well 
worth consideration whether a few statistics can be as 
acceptable to the readers as a good, newsy, bright Chapter- 

In the Exchange review there is so much solid sense 
expressed in such a " mannish *' way, that it is hard to con- 
ceive it as the work of an editress. We are going to ask 
their pardon in quoting two reviews given, first for the sake 
of illustration, and secondly, because in a few terse words 
is concentrated all that ought properly to be said on the 
subject. In reference to the Defa Upsilon Quarterly of 
July, 1888, we find: 

" The Delta Upsilon Quarterly is a substantial pamphlet in blue and brown,, 
well printed and outwardly attractive. It is devoted exclusively to Fraternity 
matters, and admits nothing of a purely literary nature. The Chapter-letters are 
few, but forty pages are devoted to Chapter-news, including accounts of Com- 
mencements in the various colleges in which Delta Upsilon has Chapters. Personal 
items are given in this department, while the letters chronicle more general matters* 
This plan seems to us commendable, at least it has the advantage of being imique* 

**The exchange editor of the Quarterly sits in the seat of the scornful and 
waves his scissors vindictively. He makes a few passes at several Fraternity maga- 
zines, but slashes right vigorously at the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly ^ to which 
he gives six pages and a half of scathing criticism, freely peppered by quotations 
from the offensive journal. Poor A KE ! However, the advertising is free, and 
the antagonistic appears to be the appropriate attitude for Delta Upsilon and Delta 
Kappa Epsilon.'' 

As far as a review is concerned, that is worth more than 
the whole " six pages and a half of scathing criticism *' with 
which the Delta Upsilon editor has bored his readers* 
Again : 

"The June issue of the ^^/^z Theia Pi opens with an account of the prominent 
Betas to be found in Central Ohio. Following this is an article of truly surprising 

144 THE SHIEU). 

character. In the Beta magazine a Beta writer criticises a Beta institution ! Actu- 
ally, '*S. A. K.*' (we do not wonder that he concealed his name), dares to suggest 
that the May semi-annuals be discontinued and, moreover, has the audacity to 
ridicule the manner in which they are written. Lest we be disbelieved, we quote : 
" There is a manifest tone of I-don't-want-to-write-this-but-I-suppose-I-have- 
to about the letters, and the weariness of the corresponding secretary is contagi- 

Following" this brazen article is one on the same subject, 
but breathing a purely Beta spirit. Vide : 

'* There is a tendency in certain Fraternities and in certain Chapters of almost 
any Fraternity to make the Chapter a mere social club. It is ruinous. It is suicidal. 
It is utterly contrary to the whole history and spirit of Beta Theta Pi." 

After this burst of eloquence " S. A. K." is annihilated, 
his arguments reduced to fragments, and Wooglin is once 
more safe. The leading literary article is a poem about a 
Uall, white, queenly rose,' who killed the south, north, 
west and east winds in succession, and then waited for 
some more, at least that is what we think the poem means ; 
perhaps it doesn't mean anything." 

The Kappa Sigma Quarterly quotes : 

" Brother Kelvert's article on * The true character of a 
Fraternity journal,' and in addition says : ' I may be per- 
mitted to surmise, however, that as a literary magazine, our 
Quarterly has not yet claimed a position near the standard 
magazines of the day. But if it has, would it thus best 
serve Kappa Sigma as an official organ ? * ** 

The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta has developed at last 
into a political organ, although we understand that is for 
the October issue only. Prefaced by an excellent portrait 
of General Harrison, is a long account of his student and 
Fraternity life furnished by Murat Halstead, Robert 
Morrison and others. The articles are well written, and 
were quoted in the New York Mail and Express on Wednes- 
day, October 31, 1888. General Harrison was a member of 
the Ohio Alpha of Phi Delta Theta in the Class of '52. 

Our namesake. The Shield oi Phi Kappa Psi, in the Octo- 
ber number has but little of interest. The second batch of 


reviews of College annuals has nothing in it whatever to 
warrant a place in a Fraternity magazine. However, it may- 
have been of great service to the editor to help fill up. The 
Chapter-letters are as a rule well written and by all odds 
form the best portion of the magazine. As a quarterly the 
Shield {0 KW) would be a far greater success, from a 
readers point of view, if from none other. 

The P/ii Gamma Delta Quarterly was, as usual, marked 
by eccentric irregularity in the date of its appearance. The 
number labelled May reached us in July, and no mention 
was made of the reason. Why cannot the editors see to 
it that the dates on the cover and of its appearance cor- 
respond more nearly to each other ? 

This issue, however, is an improvement on the last, so far 
as Fraternity matter contained is concerned. While it does 
not by any means cut entirely loose from extraneous 
literary matter, the Chapter-letters are brighter and more 
numerous, and there are several well written articles and 
editorials on subjects near to the hearts of Phi Gamma 
Deltas. Under the title " Alumni Chapters " the writer 
attempts to account for the general inactivity of graduate 
members, and in one case illustrates this by citing their non- 
subscription to the Fraternity magazine. He follows this 
by a charming inconsistency, for he says: " Phi Gamma 
Delta, of all the Fraternities, can boast a loyalty among its 
members that records but few recreants. * ♦ * The 
Diamond and the Purple are never seen with indifferent 

The writer is a member of the Pi Deuteron Chapter, and 
in looking over a list of subscribers published in the edi^ 
torial pages (and which list by the way, appears to be a 
very questionable publication), we were surprised to find 
that Pi Deuteron has for its subscribers the large number 
of O ! How this one of the tokens of loyalty is reconciled 
to the praise of Phi Gamma Delta we fail to see. 


The editor of the Chi Phi Quarterly has written an 
article in the July issue marked by good common-sense 
thought, and which is decidedly one of the most original 
articles that have yet appeared in Fraternity magazines. 
Under the head of " The Fraternity Beat, " after discussing 
at some length the meaning of this term, he says : 

**Bat it is after his graduation that the Fraternity beat appears in his most 
baleful aspect. The restraining influences of college discipline and student opinion 
are absent, and he accounts to no one save himself and his victim. Coming as 
he does with the prestige of his Chapter behind him, and bearing upon his 
person the golden credential of fellowship, he presents himself to his graduate 
brothers as a deserving candidate for their friendship and support. They accept 
him as an equal in the social scale, with whom a connection, whether of business or 
of friendship, is to be sought rather than to be avoided, and they are indisposed to 
criticise in him what in others they would promptly condemn. It has so often 
happened that such a candidate for the good -will of his fellows has proved himself 
morally dishonorable, if not legally dishonest, that frequently one brother calling 
upon another is received with a cold courtesy and an air of distrust, that repels 
instead of attracts, and the visitor's first thought is to apologetically remark that 
his visit is one of friendship only, and to withdraw in disgust. Nor should this 
occasion surprise when it is borne in mind that large sums of money have been 
filched from Fraternity graduates by the * Fraternity beat,' through means which 
would have brought summary punishment upon him had he not been protected by 
the disrepute exposure would surely bring upon Fraternity connections. It is a 
fact that more than one Fraternity graduate has been brought to the verge of ruin 
by the bad conduct of some * brother ' to whom he loyally applied the * principles 
of his order. To causes such as these may be traced the deplorable lack of interest 
shown by many graduate members in Fraternity affairs." 

In the last issue of the d K E Quarterly is an article on 
Banquets, of which the Delta Upsilon says in its review : 

«We read of the * Kindred minds judiciously disposed about the banquet 
table.' To quote again: * Would you see the subtle quahty that makes Delta 
Kappa Epsilon a Fraternity by itself, and lends a distinct personality, watch its 
banquets.' Thank you. We will watch its banquets ; and so peradventure will 
the police, without special invitation. We notice in the New York Mail and Ex- 
cess of May loth, the following paragraph : 

" Cambridge, May loth {special) — The police raided the rooms of the A KE 
Club of Harvard last night, and found seventy-two bottles of ale and a lot of hard 

**The New York Tribune chronicles the same event, but cuts down the stock 
of ale somewhat in the following paragraph : 

" The Cambridge police were awakened one evening by discordant cries pro- 
ceeding from the A KE Club-house. * • * * The hilarity suggested to the 


police the possibility that it was occasioned by the use of prohibited alcoholic bev- 
erages. To-day they raided the Club-house and carried off fifty-two bottles of 
ale, eleven bottles of lager, and a few bottles of whisky, brandy and wine. 

" There seems to be a distinct personality about the Cambridge police, as well 
asthe JE'J^Club." 

In the November issue of the North American Review 
we find the following extract from an article entitled " The 
Fast Set of Harvard University," by Aleck Quest : 

'* At Harvard the social life is most manifest in the clubs and societies. Of 
these societies the A K E^ having, perhaps, two hundred members, is the most 
conspicuous, and, as many think, the least desirable. All the members of the 
A KE m3.y not be fast, but the society itself does not conceal a desire to be thought 
as boisterous and as jovial as the law permits. To such a point have nocturnal 
celebrations of this body been carried, that the A K E long since became a re- 
proach to Harvard student life. Its members have often been brought up, not 
only by the Faculty, but by the police magistrates, on charges that most yoimg 
men, not collegians, would be ashamed to meet. There has of late been a cer- 
tain pretence of reforming the A K E, but reforms in College life, like reforms 
in politics, are seldom more than * springes to catch woodcocks withal ' — glittering 
promises to quiet the exacting multitude. 

"The A K Eis called a fast society, but, while members of the fast set be- 
long to it, the society is not the fast set itself, although it is perhaps its dearest 
wish in life to be considered so. The society is held in evidence by its high 
spirits. These spirits are held in individual lockers during the day, and let loose 
at night, to the utter dismay of the neighbors and the local advocates of pro- 
hibition. The members greet a police raid on their premises not with sorrow or 
anger, but with delight, as if the presence of the officers of the law afforded proof 
of the soundness of the society's pretensions to dissipation. The members of the 
A K E, like their superiors in the gay ranks, have a profound consciousness that 
they are gentlemen; and so it is to be presumed that when they broke the table- 
ware at the conclusion of a recent feast, and made kindling wood of the furniture, 
they compassed these joyful exercises with all the arts that distinguished the gen- 
tleman from the cad.'' 


Old Dickinson has lately established a professorship of 
" Physical Culture." Professor L. T. Muchmore holds the 
chair. . 

The endowment of Amherst College has been increased 
over $60,000 during the past college year. 


The present endowment of the University of Texas 
consists of State bonds amounting to $524,000; land notes, 
$107,000; and land amounting to 2,022,978 acres; an amount 
of land equal to the two whole States of Delaware and 
Rhode Island. 

Cornell is steadily growing. Over one thousand students 
were enrolled in 1887-88, an increase of more than one 
hundred in one year. A law school has been established 
and opened with about sixty students. Fifteen or twenty 
professors and instructors have been added to the Faculty. 

— Beta Theta Pi Quarterly. 

Yale has received during the past year $120,000 for a 
new recitation hall, of which P. T. Bamum is supposed to 
be the donor; $125,000 for an addition to the new library 
and reading room ; $45,000 extra for the Kent laboratory; 
$25,000 for the Law School ; and $75,000 for minor scholar- 
ships, departments, etc. The library has also received 
about 2,500 volumes. — Spectator. 

Fraternity men are coming to the front in politics. 
Benjamin Harrison, the Republican nominee for the Presi- 
dency, is a Phi Delta Theta. Melvin W. Fuller, the newly 
appointed Chief Justice of the United States, is a Chi Psi, 
and a graduate of Bowdoin, '53. — Chi Phi Quarterly. 

Out of eleven of our best Colleges, Princeton devotes 
the largest number of hours to the study of Greek and 
Latin during the Freshman and Sophomore years ; Colum- 
bia to mathematics ; Yale and Columbia to English ; Yale 
to German and French. — Rainbow. 

The society system in Sheffield is radically opposed to 
the academic system, and although there is a great differ- 
ence of opinion as regards the merits of the two systems, 
the society men of Sheffield indorse, almost to a man, the 


course system in vogue there, and regard it as most near 
the ideal. — Yale Horoscope. 

The restrictions placed upon Amherst students who re- 
ceive scholarships, are as follows: Every recipient must 
sign a document saying that he has not entered a billiard- 
room, except in our gymnasium, during the term, nor used 
tobacco, nor drank liquor as a beverage, nor paid any 
money as tuition for dancing, and must also send in a 
signed account of his expenses during the year just 
passed. — Era. 

Of the members of Phi Beta Kappa selected at Amherst 
last spring, Theta Dela Chi secured three; Alpha Delta 
Phi, three ; Psi Upsilon, three ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, three ; 
Delta Upsilon, three ; Beta Theta Pi, one ; Oudeas, two. 
Chi Psi and Chi Phi were not represented. 

The Phi Kappa Psi at Johns Hopkins University, lately 
withdrawn on account of internal dissensions, is to be re- 
stored ; Delta Phi and Beta Theta Pi are the only other 
Fraternities there.— ^^/^ Theta Pi Quarterly. 

Sigma Chi at Lafayette has surrendered her charter, 
the last two members going into Chi Phi. The other Fra- 
ternities number as follows; 9 A 0, 19; JJT, 17; A KE,i6; 
A r J, (P X !P^and * T J, 15 each ; Z (P, 13 ; and Z W, 12.— 
Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

[And yet there were not enough men to keep our old 
Phi alive !— Ed.] 

Now that Dr. McCosh, by whom the Fraternities have 
been held so long at bay at Princeton, has resigned, there 
will probably be a rush on the part of the " Greeks " to 
capture this stronghold of the " Barbarians," with its in- 
herited prejudice against the secret societies, and Delta Upsi- 
lon, with its banner of " non-secrecy,'* ought to be the first to 
gain an entrance. — Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


The opposing candidates for Governor in Colorado are 
both members of Phi Gamma Delta. Job A. Cooper 
(Rep.) is a member of the Gamma Deuteron Chapter 
(Knox College), in the Class of '65. Hon. T. M. Patterson 
(Dem.) is a member of Psi Chapter (Wabash College), in 
the Class of '68. The contest in the St^te is very close. 

Governor Foraker, of Ohio, while lately addressing a 
body of students, said : " I would rather be a Sophomore in 
college than Governor of Ohio." 

A charter of the J 2 /2, a business College Fraternity, 
has been granted to the commercial department of Simp- 
son College. The Fraternity now .numbers eight Chap- 
ters. — Rainbow. 

The Phi Kappa Psi charter at Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity, lately withdrawn on account of internal dissensions, is 
to be restored. Delta Phi and Beta Theta Pi are the only 
other Fraternities there. 

A Professorship of Physical Culture, with an endow- 
ment of fifty thousand dollars, is to be established at Am- 
herst College, as a memorial of Henry Ward Beecher. — 
The Phi Kappa Psi Shield. 

The following Colleges had last year more than a thou- 
sand students : Harvard, 1,690; Columbia, 1,489; University 
of Michigan, 1,475; Oberlin, 1,302; Yale, 1,134; North- 
western, 1,100 ; University of Pennsylvania, 1,069. — 



Cornell University. 

The last number of the Shield was received by Beta with the pleasure she 
usually exhibits on such occasions. 

We are still flourishing and will continue to do so, the brothers think. We 


iiave made an addition of three new men to our ranks, Harry Stewart, of Newark, 
New York; T. B. Van Dom, of Cleveland, O; and A. J. Colnon, of Ogdensburg. 
Stuart is in the Class of ^91, and the other two in '92. We now have fourteen men 
in our Charge and of course always have our eyes open for more good men. 

C. H. Timmerman, Hamilton, '87, is with us this year as a Senior in the law 
schooL H. C. Roess,'89, who was with us last year, has not as yet put in an ap- 
pearance this year; however we expect him back next term. 

Brother Murphy did not return to his University duties until quite a while after 
the institution had opened. We expect R. N. Colnon, '87, to visit us about the end 
of this month. 

While we have been and are in a flourishing condition, misfortune has paid us 
one visit Brother Stranahan while playing foot ball with the Palmyra team this 
term severely injured his left leg and is consequently laid up. We are very hopefiil, 
nevertheless, that he will soon be around with us again. Brother Stranahan was 
elected President of the Junior Class at their last election, and we feel justly proud 
of him on that account. Brother Parker is running for Senior President We 
hope he will be elected. 

Our Chapter-house fund has been steadily increasing and the contributions 
Aggi^gAte something over $2,000. Of course we do not care to undertake to build 
until we can do so without running too far into debt. The only objection to our present 
position down town is that we are the only Fraternity down here except Chi Phi, 
and they expect to move in a short time. The sooner we get upon the Hill the 
better it will be for us. We also hope that the graduates of Beta will justly ap- 
preciate our position and help us out as soon as possible by sending in their sub* 


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Delta gladly greets the third copy of our Shield under the present manage^ 
ment, and through it sends greeting to her Sister Charges,and a cordial welcome to 
the new Brothers. May it find all as satisfied and contented with their lot as the 
boys at Delta. 

It is with pleasure, and she feels honored at being allowed that pleasure, Delta 
introduces to the Fraternity Brothers Edward Seymour Brown, of Scottsville, N. Y.» 
and Charles £. Birch, of Carthage, Ohio, both from the Class of '92; they were 
initiated in the early part of the year, and all agree with us in thinking that we have 
drawn the prizes from the Freshman class. Brother Brown has numerous old 
schoolmates in the Theta Delta Chi, who will be glad to welcome him into our 
mystic band. 

A notice from the Grand Lodge received but a short time ago, announcing the 
resignation of Brother Perry as President of the Grand Lodge, was a surprise to us 
and a painful one. He was an earnest worker in behalf of the Fraternity and an 
able head of the Grand Lodge. We have since heard that nervous prostration was 
the cause of his retirement and that he may go to Europe for rest The best wishes 
of Delta for a speedy recovery and pleasant rest go with him. May his successor 
take as much interest in his duty as did Brother Perry. 


We lost no men by graduation last June, and the whole seven retnming this 
fall, together with two Freshmen and two or three men we have under consideration, 
will make about a happy number for us. Twelve or fifteen being the average num- 
ber in each Fraternity here, we are by no means behind in numbers, and if the 
readers will pardon the candid opinion of your humble correspondent, he would 
say he considers our crowd much above the others in quality. Yes, it is now an 
undisputed fact that after battling rather hard for five years, Delta^s star is now ap- 
proaching the zenith of power and rank among her rivals. 

At the Junior class election which took place rjscently, there occured something 
that half an hour before seemed almost impossible, and safe to say every man 
present was more than astonished. During the whole election there was an ap. 
parent imanimity and every officer was elected by acclamation, whereas everyone 
expected several exciting ballots for each. A neutral was elected President, which 
also makes him Editor-in-Chief of the Transit, and the other offices were dis- 
tributed about evenly between the two factions. The Class of '90 has always been 
a Uttle out of the usual order here on account of its extra class enthusiasm, and we 
are glad to say that this last election, when every class before split, has proved no 
exception. Judging from the state of feeling at present, '90 will try her best to 
beat the record on her Transit, and the whole class will labor to that end. Not- 
withstanding the apparent good feeling in the Junior class, the difference about last 
yearns Grand Marshal election is yet unsettled. The opposing faction still refuses 
to recognize the authority of the Grand Marshal, and in all probability their resig- 
nations to the R. P. I. Association will be acted upon very shortly by our side. 

Mr. J. F. Newman, a well-known New York jeweller, spent one day and 
evening in Troy not long ago displaying his workmanship in Fraternity badges to 
the difiierent Fraternities here. Everyone seemed well pleased with his work, and 
his trip was not entirely useless. 

By voice of the Charge, Brother Pitcaim has been chosen Delta's rep- 
resentative on the coming Transit, and his natural genius will, no doubt, be exer- 
cised to its extreme limit to make the Transit more than a success. 

The so-called '* six weeks rule " is spreading great consternation among the 
boys, especially the Juniors, and particularly so as hardly a week remains before 
time will be called. But an explanation is due before its full power can be appre- 
ciated by others than those directly interested, as we ourselves are, faculty in- 
cluded, at present When we returned this fall a large sheet of foolscap covered 
with an only too familiar handwriting, and posted on the bulletin-board, announced 
to us the startling statement that according to a rule recently passed by the trus- 
tees, all conditions must be removed within six weeks, or the conditioned student 
would be dropped to the lowest class in which he had a condition. This, com- 
pared with the former go-as-you-please-manner in which conditions were treated, 
made an alarming state of affairs. Some who had been resting easily under ten or 
twelve conditions will, of course, find it impossible to remove them within the 
given time, and according to the present interpretation given to the dictum, will 
consequently be delayed a year or so in their graduation, if, indeed, they submit 
longer to such fickle-minded authority and remain to graduate. Not a few have 
laid plans to go to other institutions to finish their education, and doubt not but 
that some will carry out their plans. 


Brother Posada, '90, spent the summer in Paris with his father, who is Min- 
ister to France from the United States of Colombia, and great are the tales of 
French beauty he imports. 

The foot ball team this fall is an utter failure, due either to a lack of interest in 
the game, rainy weather, or the ** six weeks rule. " Of all, the last is the most 
probable. No team has even been organized as yet, and probably the close of the 
season will find it in the same condition* 

Brother Neiman, Lehigh, '88, made us a very pleasant call a few evenings ago« 
He is at present a chemist in the Aniline Works at Albany. 

Our Freshman representatives evidently intend to keep up Delta's stand in 
the Institute honors, as Brother Brown has already secured the position of editor 
on the Polytechnic and captain of the Freshman foot ball team. 

Brothers Blandy and Simonds have each made a short visit this fsdl. Blandy 
is still in New York in his father's office, and to the best of our knowledge 
Simonds is just at present a gentleman of leisure. 


Yale University. 

The second year of our life as a Charge opens fovorably, and for a Charge of 
such youth more than favorably. 

This year we have leased a house not far from the campus, and in a fine 
neighborhood. The house is one of a block, has brown-stone trimmings, and 
always makes a good impression on every one at first view. It contains fifteen 
rooms, well planned for club-house use. The basement is given up to the janitor ; 
the first floor has a very large parlor in front and a smaller room which is used for 
a library, and a room for study in the back. These rooms we have furnished with 
black walnut and rattan furniture. A piano in our parlor adds greatly to the 
comforts of the house. The remainder of the house is given up to the members of 
the Charge; each one living in the house has a study in addition to a sleeping room. 

We earnestly hope that any Theta Delt coming to New Haven will not fail to 
come and see us. We will be glad of an opportunity to show any brother our 
quarters, and hope we may welcome many. 

The great activity in society matters here this year is surprising. Each 
society here is hard at work *< sizing up" the Freshmen and trying to pick out 
their men. This work usually begins about the middle of October, but this year 
every society began the work on the day College opened, an event totally unknown 
before. We regard our advent here as, at least, partially the cause of it 

Since our last report our ranks have been diminished by the departure from 
College of Brother Edwin F. Landy, '89, and Brother Mark S. Bradley, '89^ 
Brother Landy is studying medicine at Cincinnati, O., while Brother Bradley has 
entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. 

The incoming Freshman Class this year is the largest that has ever en- 
tered, the number entering S. S. S. bemg 135. It can be seen from the figures 
alone that there is a large field for selection, and we can reasonably anticipate 
adding a number of excellent fellows to our list. 

Last Jime we admitted to our Charge Joseph B. Hall, '90, Hartford, Conn. 

154 * THE SHIELD. 


Brown University. 

From the point of view of the secret societies the year at Brown has not 
opened so favorably as usual. For the last three years the Freshman Class has 
had about eighty members; but this year there are only sixty-six. Consequently 
the societies have been having a rather hard time to get their usual number of 
men. j^Tis the only society that has taken in more than five. This, however, 
is of course, an open society, and takes many men whom no one else would think 
of taking. Their present action is probably an attempt to control elections. It 
does not seem likely, however, that they will be very successful in this. 

We have initiated four men, one Sophomore and three Freshmen. We may 
also take in one or two others a little later. At our initiation there were present, 
besides graduates from our own Charge, Brother Bartlett, acting President of the 
Grand Lodge ; Brother Waterman, B, and Brothers Goodell and Janes, of 
Lambda. We had a very pleasant time; and everyone seemed pleased with the 
progress the Charge had made during the one year of its existence. 

Although we are the newest society in College, and at present one of the small- 
est, we have shown that we have some influence. At the recent annual meeting 
of the Base Ball Association, Brother Webb, was elected Vice-President, and 
Brother Spooner, a member of the Board of Directors. No other society secured 
more than one office, and three, J ^, B 027 and Z !Fgot no offices at all. Brother 
Higgins has recently been elected President of the Glee Club. Brother Webb has 
also been admitted to the "Z»3^r" board. There was some objection to our 
having a representative on the board, as the *' annua/ *^ is published by the Senior 
Class, in which we have no member. But the editors decided to admit us never- 
theless. We also hold some other ofifices of more or less importance — a very good 
proportion, in fact, of the total number of desirable ones. Our three Freshmen 
are all to be on the class ball nine, a nine which, by the way, recently defeated 
the Sophomores by a score of i8 to 2 in seven ianings. 

A delegation of five of our men attended the initiation of the Kappa Charge. 
They were entertained in good style, and enjoyed themselves greatly both that 
night and the next morning. We have visited other Charges several times, and 
should be very glad to have our visits returned oftener. We always enjoy meeting 
men from other Charges, and besides, such visits can hardly fail to strengthen the 
bonds of our brotherhood. We should be glad also if brothers, who happen to be in 
Providence at any time, would hunt us up, even if they cannot attend our meet- 
ings. We occasionally find such men, or are found by them, as the case may be; 
but it is generally more or less by accident Among others whom we have met in 
this way recently are Brothers Hetherington, T, Butler and Cook, H, and 
Huber, !F. 

At our last Commencement the Class of '68 presented to the College a cast of 
the statue of Hermes and the infant Dionysus of Praxitiles. Brother Eben 
Thompson, of that class, made the presentation speech. 

A year ago the re-establishment of Zeta was an experiment, the result of 
which no one could foretell Starting at the beginning of the year with a member- 
ship of four Sophomores only, ^^ and with eight societies to contend against, it 


may be easily imagined that we had no slight task before us, especially as we were 

hard to suit in the matter of new members. Perhaps it is fortunate that we did 

not oursdves fiilly appreciate the difficulty of establishing a new Charge. Had 

we done so we might have hesitated to enter upon such an undertaking. But 

"we have met the enemy," and some of them "are ours." The society is still 

rather small; but we are doubtless all the more united on that account It would 

be easy enough for us to have large numbers if we cared to take the class of men 

that some societies do. But we prefer to grow slowly rather than to run any risk of 

getting undesirable men. We think it is well to bear in mind the fable of the oak 

and the reed. 

At the close of last year we had eight members. One of these, Brother 

McGregor, '91, has left College. We have now, therefore, with our four new 

initiates, eleven men. The following is a complete list of our present active 



£. C. Frost Providence. 

£. F. Higgins West Boylston, Mass. 

F. M. Rhodes Providence. 

E. C. Stmess Pawtucket, R. L 

C. S. Power Providence. 

G. H. Webb Providence. 


F. D. Lisle Providence. 

" H. J. Spooner, Jr Providence. 


H. P. Gould Providence. 

M. W. Kern Providence. 

A. W. A. Traver : Providence. 


BowDOiN College. 

Once again, after a lapse of several months, Eta, from her eastern home, an- 
nounces with pleasure to her several Sister Charges and her new custodian, the 
Grand Lodge, that success and prosperity have seen fit to settle down in her midst, 
and though upon the very outskirts of the Theta Delta Chi world, her life is vigor- 
ous and her future promising. 

Eta has been most favored in getting a fine delegation of Freshmen this year. 
Seven men have decided to cast their fortunes with us and have been initiated into 
our beloved order, making our number now thirty-six. And though Eta always 
enjoyed harmony, she never possessed a stronger unanimity of fraternal feeling than 
she does at present. 

Our '88 delegation did us much honor at their departure in the way of Com- 
mencement parts, and a good share of Class Day exercises. Though there are 
five societies here at Bowdoin, and all represented in '88, our boys took about half 
of everything. 


On Class Day, Brothers F. K. Unscott, H. C. Hill and E. S. Bartlett had the 
class history, prophecy and parting address respectively, while Brothers G. H. 
Larrabee, G. A Ingalls and J. H. Maxwell constituted the committee. 

Brothers E. S. Bartlett, A. C. Dresser, F. K. Linscott, H. C. Hill, W. T. Hall, 
Jr., and A. C. Shorey were commencement speakers on a programme of eleven. 
The first three were appointed on rank, the last three on writing. 

For admission into Phi Beta Kappa, every College man knows the high stand- 
ing necessary. Out of ten admitted we had six, as follows: Brothers E. S. Bart- 
lett, A. C. Dresser, H. S. Card, G. H. Larrabee, F. K. Linscott and W. T. Hall, 


As their delegation retires from our midst we fed the loss truly, for thirteen 

men, all loyal Theta Delts, are no small factor to lose from any body of our 


At the Junior prize declamation of Commencement week we were represented 
by Brothers C. L. Mitchell and F. C. Russell. 

We miss the jovial faces of Brothers F. H. Hill and C. H. Harriman from our 
circle, they being engaged in teaching, one at White Rock and the other at New 

We wish our Sister Charges to take take note that we have the strongest 
man, probably, in the Fraternity. Brother F. M. Russell lifted 1,175 pounds on 
the lifting machine, which breaks the records in the Sargeant system. 

Last June Brother E. M. Leary left us, having successfully passed hisexamina. 
tion for West Point Military Academy, and is now there serving his cadetship as 
would become a good soldier. 

We are represented on the editorial board of the College annual, the Bugle, by 
Brother J. B. Chandler. 

Though foot ball is so common a game in the western part of New England, it 
has never been properly played at Bowdoin before this fall. We are now making a 
start, however, with hopes of entering some leag^ue next fall. E^a has some foot 
ball enthusiasts in the persons of Brother G. F. Freeman, H. H. Hastings, P. C. 
Newbegin and G. B. Chandler. We hear that College and Class elevens are being 

Eta feels a great loss in the resignation of Brother Perry from the presidency 
of the Grand Lodge. Dining his visit with us we formed a high estimate of his 
character and of his imparting interest in Theta Delta Chi. As he retires we wish 
to extend to him our heart-felt sympathy in his declining health and our sincere 
hope for his speedy recovery. 

We were recently called to mourn the death of one of our oldest members. 
Brother Osceola Jackson. He died June 27, 1888, at Barracoa, on the west coast of 
Africa. He was bom at Brunswick, Me., December 16, 1836; entered College in 
August, 1854, and was graduated in 1858. He was engaged several years in trade 
at Cape Elizabeth, Me. Then he went to Africa in charge of large business interests 
for a merchant company of New York. Though Brother Jackson was removed so 
far from us, we nevertheless took much interest in him as he was of the next 
class to the one containing the charter members of our Charge, and subsequendy 
he was one of our oldest graduates. 



Harvard University. 

What a pleasure it is to return to College and welcoming all one's friends, to be 
greeted in turn by them ! No matter how pleasant a summer we have passed ; na 
matter how little we may have thought of College during the long vacation, the 
moment we set foot in the ''quadrangle'* on our return, old associations over, 
power us, all the deeds of study and of recreation crowd our thoughts, and in a 
few brief moments we live over again the last two or three years of our lives. And 
it really seems as if men were right when they call the years passed at College the 
pleasantest in a man's life. 

And then the first meeting of the year I If it is pleasant to meet those friends 
who have been casually made — ^how doubly pleasant it is to meet a brother in the 
bonds of Theta Delta Chi, especially in the cosiness of the club-room. 

It is only there, in its cheeriness that the experiences of the summer can be 
told and listened to with that interest and freedom which brothers in Theta 
Delta Chi always fed. 

To be sure there is the old stimulus to story-telling as before in a cozy comer 
by the fire at the club-room, but after a summer's jaunt there is much news to 

I had a charming experience on my arrival in New York frt>m Europe this 
falL It was a cold morning and very early when the steamer arrived at the docl^. 
Among the crowd of people on the pier I expected no friends, for none of my friends 
knew I was to come in that steamer. As I was waiting disconsolate and cold, 
wishing for my baggage, I heard my name spoken, and a cheery voice ery out, 
" Are you not a Theta Delt ?" That question went straight to my heart I looked 
up and saw a friend of the last Convention smiling and holding out his hand. You 
may be sure I grasped it, and was glad to see him. 

As this is sent to the printer, all our thoughts are naturally centered on the 
coming Convention. All of us want to go. The old men because they have been 
there before and know how enjoyable our annual meetings are, the new men be- 
cause they have heard such reports from the delegates to former Conventions, that 
their youthful ambition is naturally stirred, and they wish to take their share in the 
legislation of the society and have their share of the accompanying enjoyment. 

We expect a Convention this year which shall exceed in its excellence all 
former meetings in all respects. We hope that all the Charges feel like this in regard 
to the Convention ; if so we shall be able to do a great deal of business and have a 
great deal of pleasure as well. The delegates from Iota will be instructed to 
further this end to the full extent bf their abilities. 

loto hopes that, when this reaches the" Sister Charges, it will be nearly time 
for the Convention ; and that this letter will be only a preparation for a good hand 
shake in the near future. That the Convention may be a great success and that 
the old friendships of former years may be renewed and new ones made, and that 
this annual reunion of the Sister Charges under our tender mother, the Grand Lodge, 
may as in former years increase our love and respect for one another and for our 
Fraternity, these and more good wishes than can be told is the message from Iota. 



Tuft's College. 

The issue of the third number of the Shield finds Kappa in the best of 
health, extending greeting to her Sister Charges. The ranks of iht older brethem 
have suffered no diminution in members or energy, and their hearts are filled with 
joy at the sight of the enthusiastic younger brethem who are just entering the 
mystic circle of Theta Delta Chi. They are eight in number, with two more to 
follow before mid-year, and Kappa challenges her sisters to show their equal in all 
that goes to make vigorous, healthy, enthusiastic <* babies." But more of this later. 

College Hill was resplendent with her usual loveliness during Commencement 
week last June. Her graduates returned from far and near to do their Alma 
Mater honor, and at these reunion exercises Theta Delta were everywhere con- 
spicuous. Brother John Coleman Adams, D.D., '70, of Chicago, was the orator 
at the annual literary exercises of the Alumni Association. He delivered a most 
thoughtful and scholarly address on « The Interest and Distinction that attach to 
American Civilization," and every Theta Delt in Tufts College was proud to claim 
kinship with the gifted orator. 

A perusal of the list of officers of the Alumni Association will serve to show the 
position Kappa^s graduates hold. Brother W. A. Start, '62, and Brother F. W. 
Hamilton, '80, were elected Vice-Presidents, and out of eight Directors, five were 
Theta Delts, viz: Brother E. H. Capen, *6o; H. C. Mesevre, '81 ; W. E. Gibbs, '59; 
A. W. Pierce, '82; and W. L. Marvin, '84 ; Brother M. P. Frank, '65, was elected 
orator for next year, and Brother E. A. Start, '84, poet 

Commencement Day opened with rain, but it cleared later and the Hill was 
all the more beautiful for the early showers. Kappa was represented in the list of 
those having Commencement parts by Brother Summer Robinson, '88, and it 
would have been difficult to find a worthier representative. The applause that 
follows the delivery of any theme is for the most part perfunctory, but when 
Brother Robinson resumed his seat the applause that followed was too genuine 
and spontaneous to be so considered. His thesis, too, was the only one that 
evoked applause during the delivery. The arrangement for taking in charge and 
seating the audience that completely filled Goddard Chapel were in the charge of 
Brother E. J. Crandall, '89, and they were of the most perfect character. In the 
distribution of Honorary Degrees, Brother John Coleman Adams, '70, was made 
a Doctor of Divinity. He also was one of the speakers at the Commencement 
dinner. Brother E. W. Powers, '86, spoke in behalf of the younger graduates at 
the same occasion. 

The only time that the brothers saw an advantage in a class of small numbers 
was at graduation, when they lost only two good men instead of the number they 
would have lost had the delegation been larger. At the entrance examinations we 
had our agents busy making the acquaintance of the new men. When we 
separated for the summer, it was with the determination to come back in the fall 
ready for hard, persistent work. We supposed that we would need all of our force 
to offset the powerful Senior delegation of our principal rival, Zeta Psi. We finally 
asked nine men, all of whom accepted our invitation to enroll themselves as brothers 
in Theta Delta Chi. The men are the best in the Freshman class, and will be a 
powerful addition in numbers and influence. Most of them were approached 


by the other societies on the Hill, and some of them were asked to join, but they 
all preferred the Theta Delta. There is one fact in connection with this that gives 
us great encouragement, and that is that these men, with one or two exceptions, 
came to College entirely unprejudiced in &Yor of any society. They came to us 
because our men showed them the first and warmest hospitality, and because our 
men were the ones with whom they wished to associate during their College course. 
All Kappa asks is a fair field and no favors, and she will hold her own with her rivals. 

The new men were initiated on the evening of Wednesday, October 17th, in 
the presence of a large number of graduates, and visiting brethren. The evening 
was a most enjoyable one. We endeavored to make this initiation one of special 
interest to the new men, and invited all of our graduates who could give them the 
truest ideas of the underlying principles of Theta Delta Chi Among those present 
were Brothers Selden Gilbert, '63; W. C. Guiland, '65; G. A. Gardner, '80; F. H. 
Howe, '82; H. E. Taylor, '85; S. E. Joslin, '86; J. F. Albion, '87; R R. Metcalf, 
'87; Hamilton Rice, '88; and Sumner Robinson, '88. Remarks were made by 
Brothers Gilbert, Gieland, Gardner, Joslin, Albion and Robinson. A delegation 
from 2^eta was present, and a good word was spoken on their behalf by Brother 
Rhodes. The Brown men entered heartily into the festivity of the occasion, and 
their visit was enjoyed by all. We hope it will be repeated soon. If the visiting 
delegation is a fair sample, our Fraternity has in Zeta a Charge to be proud of. 

After partaking of a feed at the Charge-rooms, the whole party, graduates, 
visitors, and all, made a tour of the dormitories for the customary <* sing," the 
traditional way of announcing to the sleeping College that Kappa had an addition 
to its family. How the old halls did ring with the rousing old Theta Delta songs» 
and how the cheers from half a hundred throats awoke the slumbering echoes t 
The exercises of the evening, and the sight of so many new faces, had filled every- 
one with enthusiasm, and it is safe to say that never before were those tunes sung 
with greater vim and energy. Nearly all of the new men are singers, and with the 
aid of our musicial brothers from Zeta, the result was inspiriting to the last degree. 
Of course sleep w9-s out of the question, and we all adjourned to the room of a 
couple of the brethren, and — weU the sun was bethinking himself of getting out of 
his bed when the last of the festive Theta Delts sought theirs. 

We ask pardon for ihis lengthy effusion, but our success has been so marked, 
and our prospects are so bright that enthusiasm rather than calm reason dictated 
the utterances of this pen. We hope that our success has been equalled by every 
Charge in the Fraternity; we dare not hope that it has been surpassed. We shall 
be interested to note the letters from the Sister Charges, and none will rejoice more 
at good news from any quarter than the brothers of Kappa. 

The following is a complete list of the active members of the Charge: 


Harry C. Bascom Holden, Mass. 

Willam C. Felton Morison, Mass. 

Eugene B. Lawrence Stow, Mass. 

Edwin J. Crandall Reading, Vt. 

Arthur A. Folsom Springfield, Mass. 

Charles L. Reed Hudson, Mass. 



William H. Chapman Everett, Mass. 

Charles R. Herrick Beverly, Mass. 

Walter F. Leighton Lowell, Mass. 

William L. Ricketts Morison, Mass. 

Stephen R. Rounds East Calais, Me. 


Frank C. Burrington Belfast, Me. 

Arthur W. Grace North Abing^ton, Ma 

Fred. W. Perkins Roxbury, Mass. 


Carl D. Cushing Bethel, Vt 

William S. Gray Somerville, Mass. 

Fred. E. Kimball Gaysville, Vt. 

F. D. Lyon North Attleboro, Mass. 

F. A. North Roxbury, Mass. 

H. J. Perry Hudson, N. Y. 

A. E. Peterson Weymouth, Mass. 

A. G. Randall North Attleboro, Mass. 


Boston University. 

At the beginning of another year Lambda sends greeting to her Sister 

Since the appearance of the last number of the Shield nothing of exceptional 
interest and importance has occurred to us as a Charge. We have maintained the 
same position of prominence in College affairs that we have occupied in the past. 
With the graduation of the Class of '88 we lost five good and true Theta Delts, 
who had labored unceasingly throughout their entire College course for the inter- 
ests of their beloved Fraternity. Brother F. W. Cobb, '90, did not return to Col- 
lege this year, but expects to be with us again in the winter. We hope to more 
than make up for these losses by initiating eight men from the Class of '92, and 
two men from the Class of '91. J. W. Spencec, '90, has also returned. These 
additions to our membership give us a delegation of eight men from each of the 
four classes. 

Theta Delts have taken most of the honors conferred since my last Charge 
letter was written. Brother F. Spencer Baldwin, '88, represented his class as com- 
mencement speaker last June. This is the highest honor to be attained during 
a CoUege course at Boston University. 

Brother H. J. Bickford received the prize offered for the best nominating 
speech at a mock Republican National Convention for the nomination of candidates 
for President of the United States, held at College last May. This was the third 
prize contest held last year, and all the prizes carried off by men were carried off 
by Theta Delts. 


William Beard Perry New Bedford, Mass. 

Edwin Dana Pierce West Newton, Mass. 

Elmer Piatt Smith Port Jefferson, L. L, N. Y. 

Ernest Winfred Tooker Port Jefferson, L. I., N. Y. 

We are glad also to welcome Brother C. H. Sibley from Omicron Deuteron, 
'91. Mu Deuteron has been greatly favored thus far in accessions from other 
Charges, as all who knew the four brothers from Lambda, who joined our *88 dele- 
gation, can testify. 

Mu Deuteron's record in scholarship for the last year is very satisfectory to us 
in the retrospect Good, faithful work was steadily performed, and some of the 
results appeared when College honors were awarded. Brother Moulton, who ranked 
among the first eight in his class, ably represented ^ X on the Commencement 
stage, and also in the Hardy Prize Debate on Monday of Commencement week, in 
which he took second prize. Brothers Woodworth and Cooley gathered in all the 
Freshman Greek and Latin prizes, and others among us did thefr part, as may be 
.seen from the following list of 

Prizes taken by Mu Deuteron : 
Commencement, *88. 

TT X I.* r* 1 -D • ^ \ 1st, $40 R. S. Woodworth. 

Hutchms Greek Pnzcs, 1 2d, $io A. S. Cooley. 

Bertram Prize Scholarship, $100 J. G. Briggs. 

T7 v T> • i"t.*30 A. S. Cooley. 

Freshman Prizes, j ^^ ^^^ I^ S. Woodworth. 

2d Hardy Prize, $30 W.J. Moulton. 

French and Italian Prize, $60 F. £. Spaulding. 

Walker Mathematics Prize, $200 F. A. Ballou. 

Senior Hebrew Prize, $25 Geo. ComwelL 

This last prize was divided, Brother Comwell receiving $25 and another stu- 
<lent the same amoimt. 

On the first drawing for $B K from the Class of '89 Brothers Camp and 
Crowell were among the nine chosen. Brothers Camp, Humphrey and White 
were also elected to the Senior Scientific Society. This society, of which Brother 
Brick was President last year, chooses its members on the basis of scholarship in 
scientific studies, the professors of biology, chemistry, mineralogy and physics sub- 
mitting lists of ten names each, from which the society elects fifteen to its member- 

In the Class Day exercises this year we were represented by Brother Phillips, 
who read a poem at the planting of the *88 ivy. This custom was inaugurated ten 
years ago by the Class of '78, and the ivy planted then is still green and flourishing 
on the walls of the College church. 

It is the custom of the Fraternities at Amherst to hold receptions at thefr Chap- 
ter-houses on the evening of Class Day, but hitherto the fact that we were located 
in a business block, has deterred us from attempting this on a large scale, although 


Brother C. J. Bullock, '89, was appointed Senior Proctor and Librarian. 

Brother A. W. Hobson, '89, at the last election of officers for thePhilomathean 
Society, was elected President; H. J. Bickford, '90, is President of the B. M. De- 
bating Club. Brother J. W. Spencer is one of the business managers of the 

After a year's experiment in running a house in the heart of Boston, we are 
surprised that the experiment had not been tried before. We have every reason to 
feel gratified with the financial results as well as the social. This year we have 
the house full to overflowing. The men rooming at the club-house have just re- 
solved themselves into a boarding club, hired a matron, purchased all the necessary 
table ware and kitchen utensils, and are now beginning to run a table. This will 
make it possible for us to entertain our brothers in Theta Delta Chi who call upon 
us in a Uttle better style than we have been able to do in the past We hope ta 
see a large number of visitors at 39 Holyoke street, and we pledge ourselves to 
extend a hearty Theta Delt greeting to all. We often meet Kappa and Iota men 
in asocial way, and Kappa we have met upon the diamond (score 10 to 9 in favor 
of Lambda), but have not been able to arrange dates satisfactory to Iota. Two 
dates were arranged last spring, but lota's nine failed to make its appearance. 

Lambda hopes to hear gratifying reports from all the Charges through 
the columns of the Shield, at the annual Convention. It is unnecessary to 
say that Lambda heartily approves of the action of the Grand Lodge in appoint- 
ing Brother A. L. Bartlett to the vacancy left by the resignation of President Perry. 
We wish the new president success in his position. 


Amherst College. 

With the opening of another College year, Mu Deuteron sends cordial greet- 
ings to her Sister Charges, and wishes each and all continued and increasing pros- 

Here at Amherst we began the year imder favorable auspices, notwithstanding 
the fact that our numbers had been diminished by the graduation of the largest 
delegation Mu Deuteron has yet had. The thirteen brothers who left us last June 
were all staimch Theta Delts and jolly companions, and their absence will be keenly 
felt in more ways than one. The good wishes of the boys who remain go with 
them to their various fields of work. 

From bidding Godspeed to the brothers who have just gone from us, we tiuii 
to welcome the newly-made Theta Delts from the Class of '92. The campaign just 
closed has been as successful as any Mu Deuteron has yet conducted, and we ex- 
pect that our new Freshman delegation will prove to be fully up to the Theta Delta 
standard of character and ability. We take pleasure in introducing to the readers 
of the Shield our eight brothers from the entering class : 

Arthur Lyman Brainerd Amherst, Mass. 

Samuel Cole Fairley '. Amherst, Mass. 

Willard James Fisher Stockport, N. Y. 

George Preston Hitchcock Clinton, Mass. 


we have received our friends informally. Last Jane, however, we decided to enter 
the lists; so invitations were issued to the faculty and the Senior delegations of the 
other societies as well as to the numerous fair friends of our own members. The 
evening of the 26th found our parlors and reception-room bright with tropical plants 
and cut flowers, while the halls and stairways had been tastefully draped wiUi the 
black, white and blue. About one hundred guests were present, among them ' 
Brothers Dean, Pakner and Sherman, '85, and Fairley, '86. The praise bestowed 
by many of the guests, as well as our own enjoyment in the occasion, made us feel 
that our first Class Day reception was indeed a success. During the session of the 
School of Languages, which is held at Amherst for five weeks each summer, the 
Theta Delta, who remained in town, gave two receptions to their fiiends in the 
school and in the village. On each occasion about fifty guests enjoyed the hospi- 
tality of the Theta Delts and their lady friends who "received." These informal 
receptions will not soon be forgotten by those of us who were so fortunate as to be 

On the 1 2th of June last we celebrated the third anniversary of the organiza- 
tion of Mu Deuteron by a modest spread, at which Brother Humphrey presided as 

Since the beginning of the present term we have had visits from Brothers Fair- 
ley and Young, '86; Conrad, '87; Baker, Bartlett, Garfield and Marsh, '88; and 
also Brother Melden, of Lambda, and Brother Kelley, of Omicron Deuteron. The 
latter are our nearest Theta Delta neighbors, one being pastor of the M. £. Church 
in Northampton, and the other principal of the High School in South Hadly. We 
are always glad to welcome Theta Delts who come to Amherst, whether they are 
returned alumni or those who owe allegiance to other Charges; we only wish such 
visits might be more frequent. 

Brother Tuttle, '89, has been chosen Senior member of the Student Library 
Committee, which has been recently organized by the College librarian. Brother 
Stiles is Sophomore tennis director. 

Brothers Daniels, '90, and Smith, '92, are two of the strongest men on the 
Varsity foot ball team this fall. 

TJieta Delt is no longer the yoimgest society at Amherst, a Chapter of 
# A ©having been organized here last May. The "Fidelities," as they are 
called, have rented a house, and having stood the shock of their campaign, seem 
to have come to stay. 

With the nine secret societies now having Chapters at Amherst, the number 
of non-sodety men is necessarily quite small ; in fact there are barely enough to 
sustain one open literary society. Society feeling here, though strong, is in general 
quite amicable. The comparative freedom from cliques of the Senior Class election 
this fsdl, is a fact worthy of note, and one upon which the class is to be con- 


Lehigh University. 

Since our arrival in the Charge-house we begin to see the privileges and social 
gatherings \i{,e had to dispense with in former years, and now being brought 


doser together, we meet the inner thoughts of Theta Delta Chi, and enjoy her as 
we should. 

Brother Neill, '88, is now teaching school, but will study law before long at 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

Brother Neiman, '88, has a position as Chemist in a laboratory in Phinoxvilley 
Pa., also Brothert Amsden, '87, has a simflar position in Scranton, Pa. 

Brother Williams, '87, is located at Johnstown, Pa. 

Since the last issue of the Shield we have initiated three Freshmen : Brother 
T. W. McCall, of Binghampton, N. Y., who is attending the University of Penn- 
sylvania, the only brother at that College ; Brother Ferguson, the treasurer of 
his class, and Brother Merrick, who, liking study better than play, has passed 
most of his Freshman work off. We still have some more good men in view, and 
although we shotdd have to work quickly, we stand a good chance of getting 

We are well represented in the foot ball team by Brothers Johnston and 
Deans. Brother Johnston is manager of the University team, and arranges all 
games played by it. 

Brother D. G. Heame, '90, holds the position of artist in the Epitome, 

He has also achieved a great success as a debater. Brother Beaumont plays 
the first violin in the University band, of which he is Director. 

Brother Harris, '89, holds the honors in society, and introduces the timid 
Freshmen to the ladies. 

Since we have been situated in a position to receive our brothers, we have 
had several pleasant visits from Brother Heberling and other men, and we hope 
to see more of them, and any other brothers who may be able to come. 

Brother Cassady, '90, is making a flying visit from Baltimore, amd we take 
advantage of his time. 

Brother Cochran is attending a business college in Buffalo, and in him we 
lose a genius in music, as he held prominent offices in the musical circle. 

We lose Brother Johnston, '89 ; Deans, 89 ; and Harris, '89, this year, and 
will try and fill up the gap if we can. 

The work we have accomplished this term is very satisfoctory. 


Dartmouth College, 

The College year has opened very prosperously for Omicron Deuteron. We 
sustained a severe loss in the graduation of the '88 delegation, but we feel sure 
their places will be filled by the new delegation of eleven men from '92, whom we 
initiated November 3d. Commencement week, in Dartmouth, brought many 
honors to Theta Delta. Brother Gregory was Salutatorian of his class, and 
Brother Lawrence, with Philosophical Oration, ranked third. Brother Morrill 
received an English Oration, and Brother Hall a Discussion. Class Day parts 
were: Campus Oration, Brother Artz; Pine-tree Oration, Brother Livermore; and 
Ivy Address, Brother Shapleigh. Every Theta Delt in the Senior delegation spoke 
on Class Day or Commencement Day — a significant compliment to the popularity 


and worth of the delegation. We were represented by Brothers Boyd, Sullivan 
and Mills at the speaking for the Rollins, Morse and Lockwood prizes. Brother 
Boyd received first Oratorical and Brother Sullivan first Dramatic prize, as a result 
of the trial. Also Brother Davis received second Lockwood prize for English com- 
position, making $115 for the day. Brother Lawrence took final honors in Greek 
and Brother Hall in English. Honorable mention in physics, chemistry and as- 
tronomy was awarded Brother Ingham; in German also Brother Ingham, and in 
Greek Brother Mills. We speak thus at length of the awards and exercises of 
Commmencement Week because we have taken special pride in it, thinking it an 
index of the society's life. 

The new year finds us in the same pleasant location which we have enjoyed 
heretofore. We lose three men this year. Brother Sibley has entered Amhurst, 
Brother Fitzgerald does not return, and Brother Sullivan, '91, enters the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons. Brother Knight, '89, received the highest dass office, 
the marshallship, at a recent election. 

Hanover changes little. A new hotel is being erected by the College on the 
site of one burned. This will be a great convenience and ornament The damage 
to Rollins Chapel by fire, at the beginning of the term, was not so severe as re- 
ported, although its beauty is largely diminished. Had we not been so continuously 
rained on during the entire fall we might have remarked that Hanover is a beauti- 
ful location for a college town, as £ar as natural environment is concerned. But 
our desire to do this is dampened. One thing we do lament is that our position is 
so far from other colleges that we seldom are visited by brothers from other 

The new class is large and strong. They have some good athdetic material, 
having a representative, Brother Lakeman, on the eleven. The new delegation is as 
^ '92. 

Harry Carley Allen Brookfidd, Vt 

Emil Arthur Baehr. Cleveland, O. 

Willis CUyton Belknap Berlin, Vt 

Charles Allen Clark Feacham, Vt 

Vernon Augustus Doty Bradford, Vt. 

Frederick Legro Hayes Great Falls, N. H. 

Frank Webster Lakeman Nashua, N. H. 

Elman Carlton Potter. South Framingham, Mass. 

Merrill Shurtleff Woods ville, N. H. 

Walter Stephen Thompson Franklin, N. H. 

Frank Irving Weston Revere, Mass. 


HoBART College. 

The Xi has but little news to send the Shield, but what there is, it is quite 
flattering to our prospects for this college year. 

The Xi graduated three brothers in the Class of '88, Brothers E. W. Jewell, 



166 TH£ SHIELD. 

D. L. Ferris and J. O. Chace. When College opened this fall there was a Fresh- 
man class of thirty entering College, with all the desirable men pledged to the other 
Fraternities, and oiir prospects, with only six brothers in the Charge, were not very 
bright However, a few days later, we received a message from a couple of men 
about to enter College. They came on and were pledged to Q ^ X. Last Monday 
they were initiated, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce to the different 
Charges Brothers Calvin W. Starbuck, '90, and Satterlee Saltonstall, '91. Both 
the new brothers were at one time cadets at the Peekskill Military Institute, which 
institution has sent some twenty mai to join Theta Delta Chi at Hobart, and as 
many more to the other colleges. 

Among the many pleasures of Commencement was the wedding, on June 20th, 
of Brother Carl A. Harstrom, '86, to Miss Lee Selden Partridge. Brothers Har- 
strom and Pearson have opened a boarding-school at Vineland, Feekskill-on-Hud- 
son, and are meeting with remarkable success. They gave a reception on Friday, 
October 19th, at which the following Theta Delts were present: Brothers Hils, 
Starbouck, Saltonstall S* s^nd Brother Dodd, of P, all of whom were former pupils 
of Brothers Harstrom and Pearson. 

Brother W. A. Howe, '85, gave the Xi Charge a reception at his house in 
Phelps on the evening before Brother Harstrom 's wedding. 

The Charge attended in a body, and passed the evening in dancing and sing- 
ing Fraternity songs. Brother Howe's receptions are always enjoyed and looked 
forward to with a great deal of pleasure. 


College of the City of New York. 

With ten active men, two pledged and with, at least, five strongly rushed. Pi 
Deuteron begins the year with every omen of prosperity. We are neck and neck 
with ^ K E and aie pushing A J $ quite hard, white from the other two, 
{^ A & and $ r* ^, we have nothing to fear, $ ^ 6^ is so fiur pushed as to make 
it possible of losing her charter. 

Since the last issue of the Shield, we have had our Charge dinner, and a 
grand success it was; the success being greatly enhanced by the presence of 
Brother Perry, President of the Grand Lodge. After initiating two men, we sat 
down to one of Mazetti's dinners. Besides Brother Ferry and the Pi Deuteron 
men, we welcomed with pleasure Brothers J. B. Huber, of W, and Little and 
Dilworth, of Rho Deuteron. 

When the inner man was at last satisfied, we proceeded to satisfy the intellectual 
one. In a few well-chosen words Brother Perry replied to the toast, ''Our 
Fraternity," and Brothers Jones, Quesada, Tuska and Alsdorf followed with replies 
to the other selected toasts of the evening. The other brothers added songs and 
stories to the enjoyment of the evening, and, after a vote of thanks was extended 
to Brother Madntyre, to whose efforts the success of the dinner was largdy due, 
we sq>arated, all voting that Pi Deuteron's dinner was a royal affair, and promis- 
ing to be on hand at the next. Rigkt here, tet me add, we shall be most pleased 



to welcome at our annual dinner any Theta Delts who may be in New York about 
the middle of June, 1889. 

In collegiate affairs Theta Delta Chi has been largely represented. Brother 
Jones, of the Shield, is on the Executive Committee of the Intercollegiate 
Atheletic Association, and the Secretaryship of the College Association has been 
held for a year and is still held by a Theta Delt Two of the officers in the Senior 
class, the Presidency of '92, Captain of the College base ball nine, and positions on 
the College papers are hedd by Theta Delts. At the Commencement, through the 
efforts of Brother Jones, who held the office of Grand Marshal, we occupied a box, 
and "whooped it up " for our three graduates, one of whom. Brother Tuska, was 
among the first six in his class, and this year, unless all signs £ul, we expect to 
have a Theta Delta President of the Senior class, for which office our three Seniors 
are working hard. 

On account of the large patronage connected with this office, it is eagerly 
nought after by every Fraternity in the class. This year Brothers Fuentes and Wa- 
terbory represent us in Eiponia, the Senior literary society, of which Brother Jones 
was the first Theta Ddt to become a member. This year we hold the honor equally 
with^^ $ and ^£^^ to the exclusion of $r^and$ J G, Durii^r the summer 
the boys were scattered among the different summer resorts and, in most cases, re- 
port meeting with one or more Theta Delts from other colleges, and speak of them 
in the highest terms, showing that the Fraternity spirit in Theta Delta Chi, wherever 
found, is at the highest point, and, we are pleased to say, this is especially mani- 
fested among ex-college men in New York, a number of whom we had the pleas* 
ore of meeting at a reception, kindly tendered us in September by Brother George 
Grass, Class of '85, where we more than enjoyed ourselves. 

Brother T. I. Valdes, one of the founders of the Charge, returned to this city 
from Havana, and Brother Grass made the occasion of his return a very pleasant 
one indeed. A large number of brothers were present, among them Brothers D. 
a Dougherty, F. Govin, C. F. Stokes, F. Goodwin, F. L. Jones, G. de Quesada, 
D. Chapman, C. M. Burrows and others. A spread and speeches and, above aU, 
the genial hospitality of Brother Grass, made everjrthing as pleasant as possible. 
Brother Grass is to be congratulated for doing his work so thoroughly and thanked 
indeed for the many services he has rendered the Fraternity in the past 

In a few weeks we expect to be established in our new rooms, which are more 
convenient to the College^ when we shall let the different Charges know, and where 
we shall welcome with pleasure any Theta Delt who may come to New York. 
This year, I think, more than formerly, we come together outside of College. Three 
of us are to take part in an entertainment to be given under the auspices of one of 
our large New York churches ; a number of us have met at entertainments and re- 
ceptions, and several theatre parties are in progress of formaticm, in which we all 
expect to join. This was attempted last year with more or less success, but with 
the spirit now manifested in Pi Deuteron, there is no doubt but that this year's 
attempts will culminate in complete success. 

It was with deep regret we learned of the illness and consequent resignation 
as President of the Grand Lodge, of Brother Perry, a brother greaUy beloved by us 
and highly esteemed by all who knew him. We commend the prompt action of the 
Grand Lodge in appointing Brother Bartlett President /r^ tern. Trusting the other 



Charges have been equally saccessBU with us, we dose, anxiously waiting for the 
SmsLD to hear from you alL 

The following are the active members of Pi Deuteron: 

Ezra K. Waterbury, Edw. G. Alsdorf, 

F. H. Patterson, 

E. Ehlers, 

A,B. Cole» 

F. R. Trafiord, 
Dean Nelson. 


Ventura Fuentes» 

G. T. Dutcher* 

G. C. GoebeL 

M. S. Parker. 


Columbia College. 

Rho Deuteron opens her year with a good chance for prosperity. She has at 
present on her rolls 15 members ; and although we have initiated no new men so 
far this year, we have several in view whom we hope before long to present to the 

Columbia opens so much later than other colleges, that the first initiations are 
delayed beyond those of the other Charges, and we hear from them " no men yet 7^^ 
and '* why don*t you write ?** a week or two even before the term has opened. 

At our first meeting of the year, held at our new hall, No. 13 West 42d street, 
October 5th, we ezpdled William P. Robinson from the Fraternity. 

It is particularly difficult for us to get into the Freshman class this year. AD 
our men in the arts are Sophomores, at the sight of whom the poor Fresh, flee in 
terror. In the Mines we have two or three men under consideration at present. 
The Z W*s have a large pull in '92, for one of their '91 men was obliged to tkke 
the Freshman studies over again this year. Z ^ is about the only Fraternity that 
has taken any '92 men at date of writing. 

Ninety-two is a very poor-spirited class. After a semi-rush, which resulted in 
'9i*s favor, they held a class-meeting and decided not to have any more rushing at 
present, presumably intending to wait until such time as they receive their esti> 
mates upon wholesale life and accident insurance policies, which rumor says the 
class are about to invest in, instead of mortar-boards. 

Rho Deuteron is much pleased with her new hall in 42d street. Though less 
spacious than the house in 63d street, which we occupied last year, yet we feel a 
sort of personal pride in it, a sense of absolute proprietorship, which is not so 
marked when rooming with another Charge. Our present rooms are much more 
handsomely equipped than those we held last year, and altogether we are 
thoroughly satisfied with them. 

The Grand Lodge seems to be more remiss than ever this year. We have not 
yet received the minutes of the 41st Convention, although application has been 
made twice by the Charge. 

SONGS. 169 

Brother Foster, School of Mines, '90, has left College and secured a position as 
assistant to Professor Chandler in the Medical Department 

Brothers Qnesada and Mclntyre of ^^s are regular visitors at our meetings. 
Rho Deuteron's membership is as follows : 

School of Medicine, 

Charles M. Burrows (P. G.), Emelio Echeverria, Addison L. Coyille, 

Lorenzo Burrows, Jr., Fred. £. Sondem, John Remer. 

School of Mines, 

Thomas M. St John, Gustave S. Tuska, Mariano L. Mora. 

Thomas John Jones, Charles Donohue, Jr., 

School of Arts, 
Read G. Dilworth, Frank N. Dodd. 

School of Law, 
E. A. de Luna, John T. Little, Jr. 


hSA—The Old Oaken Bucket, 

Of all the fair maidens that gladden our vision, 

Whose locks flow in ringlets of glittering gold. 
Or whose cheeks bloom like roses in gardens Elysian, 

And whose merry blue eyes deep tenderness hold, — 
There are none that e'en for a moment can vie, 
' With the forehead that's kissed by the winds from above. 
Or the soul-charming glance of the beauteous eye 

Of that pearl of all maidens, a Theta Delt's love. 
The sweetest of maidens, the fairest of maidens, 

The pearl of all maidens, a Theta Delt's love. 

Of all lovely brides that have turned from the altar. 

While the blossoms of orange shine out from their hair ; 
The bridegroom sustains the footsteps that falter, 

And proudly thinks nothing on earth half so fair. 
The fairest of all in her pride and her blushes, 

In beauty of heart and in beauty of life, 
Like the stream that from the green meadow outgushes. 

Is that pearl of all women, a Theta Delt's wife. 
The sweetest of women, the fairest of women, 
. The pearl of all women, a Theta Delt's wife. 




Air — AnnU LisU, 

Long ago the words were spoken, 

Theta Delta Chi, 
Which we know by many a^token^ 

Were not bom to die. 
Naught the mystic bonds can sever^ 

Which unite our hearts ; 
" Theta Delta Chi forever," 

This our joy imparts. 

Chorus : 

Cheer, brothers, for our glorious 

Theta Delta Chi ; 
Over every foe victorious. 

Floats her flag on high. 

Long and loud we sing the praises 

Of our Trinity ; 
Every " Thete " the chorus raises, 

None can silent be. 
Theta's charm shall e'er attend us. 

Delta's faith prove true ; 
Chi's bright banner shall defend us. 

With Black, White and Blue. 

Chorus: Cheer, brothers. 

By the stars that shine above us. 

By our glorious shield, 
By the hearts of those who love us. 

We our friendship sealed. 
Swore that we would ever cherish, 

Theta Delta Chi; 
That her name shall never perish, 

Nor her memory die. 




V. Mott Fierce, '8S, was married last spring, and spent the summer with his 
wife in Europe. 

Dr. H. F. Lewis, '87, is now in Chicago, where he has an excellent position 
in a large hospital. 

Edward S. Griffing, '89, is Captun of the Uniyersity Lacrosse Team. 

M. A. Kilvert, '89, has been elected President of the Lacrosse Association, and 
is a prominent member of the team. 

W. Farquhar, '91, while coxswain of his class crew, is in great demand as 
coach for all the class crews. 


'63. The Rev. Selden Gilbert, formerly of Little Falls, N. Y., is settled at 
Alleton, Mass. 

'66. Professor M. M. Babcock, formerly connected with the Agricultural Ex- 
perimental station at Geneva, N. Y., is at Madison, Wis. 

'66. J. W. Schumacher, President of the First National Bank of Jacksonville, 
Fla., has achieved a noble reputation for his courage and humanity during the 
plague in that city. A committee has been appointed to draft resolutions testifying 
to Kappa's appreciation of the noble conduct of her loyal son. 

'67. Byron Grace delivered the address at Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt, last 

'67. Rev. E. A. Perry was recently on the HUl with his son, who has just en. 
tered College. True to his ancestry, the son has become a Theta Delt. 

'68. Professor C. E. Fay traveled in Colorado during the past summer, and 
met many of our graduates. 

'68. Samuel Tucker was an Instructor in the Martha's Vineyard Summer 
School last season. 

'70. C. B. Southard spent his summer in Europe. 

'76. Hon. H. H. Eddy is very prominent in Colorado politics. 

'77. F. B. Harrington, M.D., has just returned from Europe. 

'77. Professor W. L. Hooper is obtaining great prominence as an electrician. 
Professor Dolbear is reported as saying that few students in this country surpassed 
Brother Hooper in this direction. 

'79. W. M. Perry is in the insurance bu»ness in Chicago. 

'80. Dr. R, H. Eddy is a prominent physician in North Attleboro. 

'80. W. W. Leach is candidate for the Legislature from Palmer. 

'80. O. P. Silver was recently married in Boston. . 



'83. H. F. Edwards will soon return East. 

'S4. A. d'A. Rabeier has returned to his home in Brazil. 

*S4. E. A. Start is managing editor of the New England Observer at Keene, 
N. H. 

'85. Rev. W. p. Gould is settled at Natick, Mass. 

*86. G. H. Braley, of Denver, Col., was here Commencement 

'86. R. E. Joalin graduated from the Boston University Law SchooL He 
has been appointed a Justice of the Peace. 

'87. J. F. Albion, now of '90, Tufts Divinity School, preached this summer 
at Gorham, N. H. 

'87. F. E. Bateman is Principal of the High School at Kingston, Mass« 

'87. C. H. Patterson is Principal of the High School at West Newbury, 

'88. H. Rice has returned to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

'88. Summer Robinson has entered the Harvard Law School. 

'8a H. N. F^arce is Instructor in Chemistry at the State Normal School, 
Morehead, Minn. 


'85. A. J. Hopkins is teacher of Science in a Military Academy at PeekskUl, 
N. Y. 

'85. E. H. Smith is m his last year in the College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons. Address, 211 East Thirty-ninth Street, New York City. 

'85. E. A. Tuck is completing his theological course at Rochester Theolog- 
ical Seminary, Rochester, N. Y. 

'86. J. S. Young, of Union Theological Seminary, spent his summer vacation 
in home missionary work in Nebraska. His ministry was so successful that the 
people of Kenesaw desire him to return as their pastor on the completion of his 
seminary course. 

'87. W. O. Conrad, also of Union, preached during the summer in a church 
in Bristol, Me. 

'87. G. A. Mirick, of Worcester Academy, has been transferred from the de- 
partment of English to that of Sciences, with an increase of salary. 

'88. A. G. Baker is engaged in literary work with Brother Palmer, '85, in 
New Haven, Conn. 

'88. R. W. Bartlett is practicing dentistry in his fiither's office, and also 
studying law with H. W. King, Esq. Address, North Brookfiekl, Mass. 

'88. C. A. Brick is assistant in the High School, Augusta, Me. 

'88. I. A. Bumap is engaged in farming at Fitchburg, Mass. 

'88. George Cornwall is a member of the entering class at Union Theological 
Seminary, New York City. 

'88. F. L. Garfield is Professor of Rhetoric and English Composition in a 
select school in Pittsburg, Pa. Address, 34 Arch street, Alleghany, Pa. 

'88, A. M. Heard is with the Johnson Loan and Trust Company, Arkansas 
City, Kan. 


'88. E. O. Hopkins is teaching at South Yarmouth, Mass. 

'88. W. M. Leonard has accepted a position as teacher in the Royal Institute 
for the Blind near London, England, and expects to remain abroad two years. 

'88. E. L. Marsh is a member of the Junior class in Yale Theological Semin- 
ary, New Haven, Conn. 

'88. W. J. Moolton is teacher of Sciences and Mathematic? in Leal's Fitting 
School, Flainfield, N. J. Address, 91 Broadway. 

'88. P. C. Phillips is Gymnasium Instructor of the Y. M. C. A. Gymnasium, 
Kansas City, Mo. 

'88. J. G. Riggs^is teacher of Mathematics, Science and Elocution in Union 
Academy, BeUeville, N. Y. 


Brother John McKinney, '84, is rector of the Episcopal Chorch, Long Island 
City, N. Y. 

Brother W. A. Howe, '85, is practicing medicine in Phelps, N. Y. 

Brother W. H. Chace, '84, is practicing medicine in Majrville, N. Y. 

Brother Henry Chace, '86, is studying law at Bufi^o, N. Y., and takes his 
final examinations early in January, 1888. 

Brother John O. Chace, '88, is at his home in MayviUe, N. Y. 

Brother D. L. Ferris, '88, is teaching at Norwalk Military Academy, Norwalk, 

Brother £. W. Jewell, '88, is teaching at Westchester, N. Y. 


'9a Brother W. C . Foster has secured a position as assistant in chemistry at 
the CoU^e of Physicians and Surgeons. 

'88. Brother Ruggles, W '85, Pj^ '88, has gone abroad to introduce a new drug 
to European markets. 

'88. Brother Charles M. Burrows will be with us again this year, as he in- 
tends taking a post-graduate course at the Medical Department 

'90. Mark S. Bradley, EJ '90, is at the CoU^e of Physicians and Surgeons 
in New York City. 


'86. K. Turner, Jr., is at the University Law School in Boston. 

'87. M. L. Kimball is studying law at Norway, Me. 

'87. C. M. Austin is Principal of the Westfield, Mass., Grammar School. 

'88. H. C. HiU is teaching the High School at Pembroke, Me. 

'88. D. M. Cole is Assistant in Chemistry at Bowdoin. 

'88. A. W. Meserve is Principal of Thomaston High School. 

'88. E. S. Bartlett is Principal of Freeport High School. 

*88. A. C. Dresser is Principal of Gould's Academy, Bethel, Me. 

'88. P. F. Misston is teaching at Corinth. 

'88. A. C. Shorey is editor of the BridgetonNews^ Bridgeton, Me. 




The Cominittoe on the Catalogue desires information amcemii^^ the following 

Infennation ^loiild be sent to Frederic Goodwin, Temple Conrt, 39 Beekman 
street. New York City. 


Pnrsdl, John H., '50 


Cook, Charles B., '79 Herrick Bl, '74 

Vaikoc, ]. H., '74 Pahner, A. W., '74 

Schoemaker, Bl Bl, '74 


Andrews, Thomas A., '56 Perry, Andrew J., *55 

Case, Isaac P., '57 Simons, William B., '56 

Catting, John, '57 Southgate, William W., '56 

Wakins, E, G. P., '57 


Adams, William A., '72 
Camp, John, Jr., '56 
Cooke, Sidney E., '64 
Dnnn, Charles C, '57 
Durand, Frederick F., *6l 
Fitrpatrick, J. C. »59 
Hill, George P. B., '56 
Hnghes, Andrew L., 65 

Lloyd, Horatio G., '55 
MacFarlane, Graham, '72 
May, Charles, '57 
Pierce, George H., '58 
Powell, William D., '56 
Smith, James G., 55 
Story, Peter F., '55 
Trott, John W., '69 

Upson, Stephen, '57 

Ballard, W. J. H., '58 
Gillian, James G., '54 
Grandy, Cyrus W., '65 
Graves, William H., '55 


Hart, George H., '54 
Hoop, Edward L., '53 
Martin, Thomas, '54 
Wilkinson, Charles^ '53 


Butler, Henry W., *6i 
Finney, Joseph E., '60 
Harkness, Frank, '72 
KdtOn, Edward G., '63 
Larwill, John S., *6i 
McKinney, M. G., '73 

Morris, Edgar R., '59 
Norris, William E., '57 
Olcott, Egbert, '59 
Paine, C. A, '75 
Palmer, Henry R., '79 
Pierce, F^elon A., '67 



Potter, Charles, '72 
Ransford, Hascal], '59 
Robert, James A., '58 
Scott, Frederick, '74 
Spdman, F. B., '76 
Thompson, Charles S, '62 

Tucker, Charles R, '64 
Tulane, Louis, '56 
Tytus, John B., '69 
Whitredge, John C, '60 
Whitredge, Moses, '60 
Worcester, Joseph H., '54 


Bradstreet, David Nale, '66 Hilton, Stephen, '63 

Hayes, Danid Edward, '59 Howe, James Madison, Jr., '63 

Knight, James MeLviUe, '64 

Brioe, James K., '77 


Shaffer, Charles B., *83 


O'ConneD, Patrick A., '57 Wadsworth, A. F., lawyer, *6o 

Skinner, Benjamin S., '60 Waterman, Arfhur A., '85 


Caoghey, William H., '84 Spooner, Frank A., '76 


Griffin, Huram, '82 Lane, Edward B., '81 

Hayden, Francis C, '80 Lane, Emery W., '82 

Weeks, George F., '80. 


Thompson, Thomas C.^ '61 

Alexander, William R., '73 
Almond, Marcus B., '74 
Baldwin, Oliver P., '73 
Bellamy, John D., '74 
Callahan, Bryan, '75 
Dunlap, James N., '75 

BardweU, William L., '62 
Bodwell, William L., '60 
Brigham, Charles O., '62 
Brown, Henry B., '59 
Cook, George W., '63 
Gidman, Rev. Richard H., 
Goodwin, George H., '62 
Henry, Robert, '55 


Garrison, James G., *70 
Nelson, Keating S., *75 
Robertson, Alexander F., '73 
Thomas, George S., '75 
Ward, Patrick H., '73 
Wilson, Thornton S., '76 


Laux, Carl, Jr., *62 
Lee, William H., '60 
Ranney, Eugene O., '60 
Raymond, Charles, '60 
Steele, Timothy E., '53 

'63 Vinal, Charles G. R., '61 

Webber, George C, M.D., '60 
Winsor, Samuel A., *6o 

Young, John, '60 




Adams, Vmiam P., '66 
Beatty, R. D., '67 
Bushfield, L. C, '69 
Clendenan, D. W., '71 
Danids, W. C, '72 
Ddeplain, L. L., '70 
Doty, C. B., '71 
Hallock, W. E., '71 
Harvey, Israel, '72 
Huston, Frank, '69 
Jewell, John D., lawyer, '60 
Kerr, Robert A., M.D., '67 
McConnd, Charles B., '70 

Tomer, C. 

Mellen, James R., '65 
Mitchell, J. K., '71 
Montooth, Edward E., '68 
Norton, Frederick L., '72 
Oglebay, E. W., '69 
Reed, J. L., '70 
Richey, C. D., '66 
Roberts, C. C, '71 
Shriver, Charles E., '6^ 
Smith, Frank W., '62 
Smith, Frank K., '64 
Tompkins, Jackson B., '64 
Townsend, Cyrus, '59 
B., '71 


Kirchoff, Frederick Wm., '73 • Martin, E. Howard, Jr., '73 


Bin, A. H., '71 

Wood, C. L., '84 


Miles, John C, *66 


Cox, B. Frank, *68 Rhoads, Gleniss C, '72 

Hickman, Henry H., '72 Righter, George M., '72 

Liim, John T., '69 Rogers, George H., '70 

Slater, Milton T., '69. 

Appelman, Lloyd P., *73 

Ayer, E. Irving, '72 
Blossom, Thomas E., '71 
Chapman, Hobart M., '74 
Clark, Orlando E., '76 
Conway, William J., '72 
Rtch, Arthur H., '73 
Foote, O. K., '79 
OibboDs, Arthur C, '73 
Gage, John R., '77 



KUne, Frank J., '69 

Harris, Rev. Judson W., '67 
Markham, Spencer S., '78 
Mason, Orlim J., '74 
Oaks, John F., M.D., '70 
Peet, James C, '76 
Stiles, Rev. Loren, '79 
Van Auken, Edwin E., '75 
Weir, William B., '77 
Wile, Isaac G., '70 



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Vice Presidents. 

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MARCH, 1889. 

No. 4. 


Resd at the Theta Delta Ohi convention and reunion, Fif th Avenue Hotel, New York 
City, Nov. 88, 1888, l^ Bev. Lewis Halaey, Xt, '06. 

Bbothebs of the Theta Delta Chi : 

William L. Stone, Conyention Orator in 1880, began his address with 
the following quotation : 

There are more guests at table, than 
The hosts invited I 
The illuminated hall is thronged 
With quiet, inofEensive ghosts, 
f As silent as the pictures on the waJl.^' 


They tell that Faith has power to raise 

The buried dust of former days, 

To say to earth's dry bones: ** Revive 1" 

To make the withered flesh alive. 

And I, to-night, behold once more 

The faces loved so well of yore. 

Speak soft, my Theta Delta Chi, 

For spirits of the loved are nigh. 

I seem familiar forms to see, 

I hear the voices dear to me, 

And clasp in my embrace once more 

The brothers who have gone before. 

They come I They come I and see I the Shield, 

On every loyal breast revealed. 


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178 THE 8HIBLD. 

And badges of Black, White and Blue 
Proclaim them to their colors true. 
And, side by side with them, appear 
The brothers who in heart are here, 
But who in body absent, sigh 
To meet with Theta Delta Chi. 
The friends of former days are nigh. 

In spirit seem to stand before us. 
We sing of Theta Delta Chi,— 

Familiar voices join the chorus. 

There stands Marc Cook, a nobler soul 

Ne'er answered at our muster roll. 

And there the form of bold Ben Lee, 

True friend of our Fraternity. 

McCandlish's eloquence once more 

Thrills every heart, as when, of yore, 

He held Epsilon's banner high. 

And honored Theta Delta Chi. 

I hear the laugh of Doug Cornell, 

As he some college tale doth tell ; 

And, as we sing a social strain, 

There sounds the voice of Fred Tremaine. 

There Stetson, at the open door. 

Greets Theta's coming clans once more. 

Now grand Gus Viele gives the grip. 

With words of welcome on the Up ; 

And Bloxam, Drew, Sinnickson, Green, 

Revisit this remembered scene. 

There Brockmeyer, Beech and Morris, stand 

Among the statesmen of our land; 

And HoUey, craving no attention, 

Comes forward with a new invention. 

There Lamb and Hillyer meet once more 

To talk their toils and battles o'er, 

And Tilghman, Tucker, French, Tremain, 

Clasp hands as brothers once again. 

There Smith and Capen take their places. 

Two wise and worthy college praeses. 

Our honored Stone once more we see, 

Nestor of our Fraternity, 

In literary art renowned, 

A king, in sooth, and not uncrowned. 

McKnight and Schuyler, pure of ^oul, 



Whose names are starred upon our roll, 

And Ray, whose name we speak with love, 

Have joined Omega Charge above. 

Welcome, thrice welcome, brothers all, 

Whose spirits answer at our call I 

Good looking Gilbert next we scan^ 

And then the preacher-poet, Mann, 

Next Scott, as sober as a dean. 

And Raines, the orator, are seen ; . 

Four brilliant sons in that quartette,* 

Their deeds will tell for Theta yet. 

Burdge, our historian, appears, 

Berosus of our earlier years. 

Dan Lockwood, the great nominator, 

A witty and a worthy frater ; 

The poet-scholar Upton, there. 

Doth well deserved honors wear. 

And now Marc Cook, the brilliant boy. 

Draws near, and, yes, there stands Chet Roy. 

The wit of Merriam once more 

Sets all the table in a roar. 

And Sawyer, always at his post. 

Appears again, a genial ghost. 

There stands our brave Fitz James O^Brien, 

A master of the art divine. 

And Hay, a prince in any realm 

Of letters, now with hand on helm 

Of History, with equal skill 

Romance or rhyme to rule at will. 

There Brougham stands, as when of old 

He read to us his ^^ Age of Gold.*^ 

And Schuyler, bravest of the brave, 

Who died his brother^s life to save. 

There Baldwin comes, with glory crowned. 

His name thro' all the world renowned. 

He did his duty, — and he died. 

Of old such men were deified. 

Now, better taught, the Christ we see 

In lives of holy ministry. 

We see with dignity preside 

Our honored Paine, and by his side 

*Xi, '70, Hobart. 



Is Hetheringrton, himself a host, 

Just rising to propose a toast; 

And Simons, always eloquent, 

As when he was our president. 

There Perry, Kilvert, Jones and Hill 

Their offices with honor fill ; 

There Bartlett, Coville, Carter, stand, 

Brave leaders of a noble band. 

And Jones, his .graceful pen doth wield. 

The guardian of our glorious Shield. 

And then comes Thompson of the Zeta, 

A genial guest, and gaUant Theta. 

Our Pegasus, e*en with his blinders. 

Can see the prince of **the spell-binders,'^ 

Our Colonel Spahn, who has the art 

In prose or verse to do his part. 

And many are the later names, 

That are not ours alone, but Fame^s. 

Did time allow, the muse would call 

The names of bnithers, honored all, 

Not only on our muster roll, 

But graven on each brother's soul. 

Our gallant Beta leads the host, 
A Charge found ever at her post ; 
And Delta fills our hearts with joy, 
As glory gathers over Troy. 
Bright young Epsilon then appears. 
Not last, tho' least in length of years ; 
Then grand old Zeta comes once more 
To take her station as of yore. 
Thanks to Tower, who has stood 
Firm to our noble brotherhood. 
We hail with joy the gallant Eta, 
A name which ever cheers a Theta. 
The star of Theta shines serene 
As when its radiance first was seen. 
And Kappa bears our glorious shield 
To victory on many a field ; 
And Lambda, strong in many Sons, 
Its gallant course victorious runs. 

May sons of Mu, as now, stand true 
Forever to Black, White and Blue ! 


With glory let the Nu be crowned, 
Her sons true Theta Deltas are found. 

And honor to the grand old Xi, 
Long has she borne her banners high ! 
Long may Omicron live, to be 
A star in Theta^s galaxy ! 
Blest be the brothers of the Pi, 
True sons of Theta Delta Chi ! 
May Rho be ever brave and strong, 
Her beam be bright, her life be long I 
With joy we see once more afar, 
The gleam of Sigma^s glorious star ; 
The banner of the Psi is bright. 
And upward is her arrows' flight. 

We miss the ever welcome light 
Of southern stars, which rank in night ; 
But hope to see those southern stars, 
Whose fires were quenched in bloody wars. 
Yet rise and shine in Theta's sky, 
With blaze which is not bom to die. 

And other stars there were, whose rays 
Shone brightly in the former days, 
WhMi Alpha and Upsilou stood 
Among our noble brotherhood. 

We honor all nor would pass by 
A single Theta Delta Chi. 


Oration delivered before the Theta Delta Chi Society at the Convention Dinner held in 
the Fifth Avenue Hotel, N. T. city, Nov. 88, 1888, by Jacob Spahn, of the Chi Charge. 

When a man becomes sick at heart, he is quite sure the dead are happy. 
The maudlin poet turns this melancholy conviction into a sentiment and 
constructs a tremulous refrain upon it. The tired philosopher, grown 
hoary in fruitless speculation and not less discouraged by the insoluble^ 
problems of earth than vexed with the empty vanities of men, journeys. 
from sadness to cynicism and still further along the hopeless highway 
till he reaches black despair and asks as increduously as impatiently : '*Is. 
life then wdrth the living here ? Is there an hereafter which is worth 



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the having for us f Were not the sleep that knows no waking best f" 
But this querying is idle. True, indeed, is it and most commonplace 
that disappointments dishearten, that misfortunes depress, that each dis- 
enchantment brings with it a season of soul-torture, that each dispelled 
illusion leaves a scar, that as we age in years we sadden in heart, that 
the sorry summary of man's experiences discloses a totality wrapped 
wholly in murky clouds, through little rifts of which thin rays of sim- 
shine straggle once in long intervals to struggle against Cimmerian 
darkness and abide briefly as abideth the lonely traveler who has come 
up in a barren and inhospitable region and whose haste to get away and 
leave desolation and crying sterility behind him, increases with each 

passing moment. 

* * * * >c * * 

For man, poor fellow, must battle against the ravages of time, must 
•cunningly outwit the wiles of knavery, must shrewdly avoid the traps of 
folly. His is great toil to get, yet greater toil to hold and keep what 
he wrests from fickle fortune. And who shall determine which is the 
more difficult task, the acquisition or the retention of the good things 

•of earth? 

* * >c >c * * * 

All this is life. But Hfe has its attractive features also, much of them 
more than merely fascinating. And if there be one among us whose lot 
has been so wretched that nothing seems left to him but misery and mourn- 
ing, sack-cloth and ashes, who finds no joy in nature to dispel his un- 
happy mood and drive the cankering sorrow from his heart, he may still 
steal away out of the dusk and darkness of his woes for odd hours by 
recalling some happy, glorious, nigh forgotten past and letting the light 
of memory pour into and all around it. That, too, is entrancing — ecstatic 
— supernal I 

Oh, Reminiscence, when we have become blase, when we are old and 
iM»red by the multifarious mishaps and the mercenary contentions of thb 
sublunary existence, you furnish us the power to go back to a time 
when care sat lightly on our shoulders, when there was naught but music 
in the air, and the very heavens seemed to hang full of silver-stringed lutes. 
And a part of that happy earlier time is our college life. 

>|c * * * * * * 

There, rearing herself proudly aloft on her broad stone foundation, is 
Alma Mater, cresting the green campus like an imperial crown. Shady 
trees spread their rich foliage along gravelled paths which run their ser- 
pentine length in beauteous curves toward towering gates. 

Let us devote ourselves again to the Freshman ; and, since we find him 
with money once more, '^flush'' as he facetiously calls it, after much sore 
tiavail and many self-denials, we will let him sing his gay college glees ; 

- .M ^-ftflV- 



and now with him ** we'll merry merry be, for to-morrow we'll grow 
sober," taking revenge for all — paying ourselves in liberal wine for the 
many heavy hours we were compelled to pass in the dreary company of 
penniless Greek roots and impecunious Algebraic formulas, for the numer- 
ous nights of toil and the haggard days of recitation which ^* followed 
fast and followed faster Uke unmerciful disaster " upon the night. Aye, 
we will live out our money wildly, madly, and not the less superbly like 
some gay cavalier or frivolous Prince Charley ; and the boys of our pro- 
vincial little town shall hear of us, recite our awful doings in envious 
whisper, tell of our lurid larks in words of wonder and truly begrudge 
us the genius of knowing how to summon forth the King of Sheol and 
make that royal personage howl so the welkin rings and the very ground 
quakes with fear beneath our jumping feet. Yes, to-night *^ we'll merry 
merry be, and to-morrow we'll grow sober." 

Bo we build palaces, we rear us idols, we send argosies out upon the 
placid and sunny seas where the deep blue waters seem to hold forth 
never a threat of a storm. But a day comes when our palaces lie in 
ruins, our idols are shattered, our argosies are stranded upon the beach, 
wrecked irreparably. The same tempest has swept across and destroyed 
them all alike. Faith, but the day before unbounded, is now gone. 
Sable clouds hang over and envelope our luckless and despondent souls. 

Hopeless, we hang our heads and beat our breasts and tear our hair. 

Oh, Protean misfortune I A false woman loved too well ; a laboriously 
acquired fortune swept suddenly away; the loss of a true wife; a repu- 
tation wrung with the toil of years from stubborn fame blasted in a brief 
hour ; the base ingratitude of adored children ; the luckless venture that 
comes to no fruition and swallows all — privation, ill-health, sorrow, de- 
spair, mayhap even heredity — alas, what does not urge toward the flow- 
ing cup? And this same cup, that raised our hopes so high, that fed our 
faith so lustily, that tinted the world so brightly, that seemed to make 
this life worth living beyond any doubt, is drained again to bnng sur- 
cease of sorrow ; to cheat the addled brain, to ease the bitter pangs of 
disappointment, to drown remorse, to banish regret, to stupify the pain- 
ing senses, to stimulate the flagging spirits, to raise the drooping soul, to 
still the bitter woe of a breaking heart, to draw a veil over the past, to 
court, aye, death, even death itself. The poor blear-eyed wretch finally 
creeps to the welcome poison of the cup, shivering, miserable, lost, yet 
yearningly seeking therein relief, even as would a famished mendicant 
held in the clutches of incurable disease seek suicide in the slow drug 
that kills as it composes his shattered nerves. And so the dark tomb 
becomes a welcome bourne at last, at last ! 

♦ * >C « He « * 

Ah, Commencement, glorious day. In after years when the brown 



color has faded from his hair, when his white locks are thin, and bril- 
liant successes are stale experiences to him, when, perhaps, he stands ont 
•a commanding figure surrounded by an adulating crowd, a sole dictator 
to the mighty, amid the pomp of power, he will recur to this day and 
declare to himself out of his very heart of hearts that it was the proudest 
among all the proud days which Providence vouchsafed to him. Then 
for the nonce again and truly, was and is life worth the living so far as 
it concerned his single self. Here rounds an epoch to ripe completion — 
one of the seven stages pictured by the poet — likewise the beginning of 
the end. 

Now, O college graduate, new fledged alumnus, if thou be of the aver- 
age kind, avert thy tear-suffused eyes from Alma Mater's beloved walls, 
and turn their gaze outward and before thee. One brief moment more 
shall be thine for repining over the dead, then shalt thou have resurrec- 
tion and the life — ^where? Upon thy future lield of labor — a prosaic 
toiler for daily bread, a hustling contender for better place, a fighting 
soldier in the ranks. Endless struggle for existence! Stony, sterile 
field 1 Look at its broad expanse ! There, seeming indeed boundless, it 
stretches out strangely and inhospitably before thy strained optics. Art 
thou surprised at the sight? Is it appalling? Ah, thou hast made the 
mistake of all thy callow predecessors. Like them thou didst suppose 
while kindly Alma Mater spared thee the dread knowledge and held thee 
aloof from it between her four great walls, that this terrain would prove 
a sunny land of pretty amateurs and playful dilettantism ruled over by 
that ever-smiling queen. Good Nature — a land where distinguished hon- 
ors gratuitously seek thee out and tender themselves to thee upon the 
servile salver; where wealth flows unbidden to thy purse and in a meed 
out-measuring thy most extravagant whims solely so thou mightest. 
realzie their unstinted gratiflcation ; where coy Fame, so difficult 
at all times to win, becomes thine without court, minne-service, 
supplication or genuflection and pleads upon her bended-knee for a salute 
and an embrace from thee, obdurate man ; where thy slumbers always 
refresh, and each succeeding morning breaks in upon them with the con- 
gratulations of an applauding world ringing upon the air for thy easy 
conquest of Glory and Power over night — a beauteous land where plenty 
unfailingly prevails while soft music toys with the lazy senses and sweetly 
lulls the careless soul to roseate dreams ; where the happy population 
owns perennial contentment and lightly whiles away the hours in merry 
Maypole romping till gentle weariness invokes repose under the cool 
shadow of umbrageous trees, each succeeding day a holiday ; a land, 
moreover, that knows not gusty storm, nor icy blast, nor inclemency of 
winter, nor war, nor famine, nor pestilence; where glee blends with glee, 
gay Gaudeamus with lissome Lauriger in melodious chorus every sleepy 



-afternoon ; w&ere Mirth woos Gladness and jolly poets recite bucolics in 
approved classical metM' every festive evening; where Orpheus and the 
salacious fawn still dance to the dulcet notes of the passion-entrancing 
flute and enrapture sticks and stones as well as lads and lassies ; a pas- 
toral land peopled by folk whoUy irresponsible, yet, notwithstanding, 
always dancing and delighted, a folk of fandangos and boleros whose 
fleecy flocks grow, tend and shear themselves as they multiply amid un- 
failing clover with never any blizzards, nor predatory wolf or other 
unmuzzled thing about to threaten danger; a lotus land of slumbrous 
musing and idle meditation, of supernal ease and joyous revelry, of 
voluptous loves ever new and radiant women ever varying their fascina- 
tions; nor that alone, but of halcyon days and royal feasts and Bacchic 
Saturnalia — ^sans any headache — ^in short, a sensuous hasheesh land, a 
spectacular dream, delight, a very vision of gorgeous pageants and end- 
less holidays amid pillared palaces and imposing temples suffused with all 
the glorious iridescenee of the prism to which is never any sickening 

Behold, however, the stem reality. You who care to inspect the awful 
theatre of human ^operations closer, who wish to reconnoitre the field of 
' battle, will make discoveries as bizarre as appalling. You will see 
through the rifts of smoke, many- windowed walls in lofty stories tower 
toward ever stormy skies, and these enormous piles block all the avenues 
of escape for the combatants and oddly terminate the highways by which 
the field is reached and which concentrate from the most widely diverse 
quarters of the compass in upon the common center of contention, so 
each road ends as a veritable cul-de-me. The structures are not palaces, 
nor temples, nor anything that may please the eye or delight the soul ; 
but jails, mad-houses, prisons and penitentiaries. Enthroned over all 
sits the Penal Law grim and potential as Zeus himself and around it are 
arranged the paraphernalia of earthly justice (a poor substitute for the 
real article) with its fallible judges, its busy bailifEs, its mighty tip-staves, 
its cunning constabulary, its logic-wracking, fact-warping barristers, 
bag-wigs, gowns, criers, codes, pandects, institutes, tears, terrors, vacu- 
ous vaporings, wise saws, modem instances, and owl-eyed ceremonials, 
simulacra of equity that never give any sure relief — ^that are mainly 
fatuous and wordy humbug. Behind these finally, looms up the hang- 
man. And the motley whole constitutes the cogs, clamps, wheels, belts, 
shafts, beams, boilers, valves, pistons, pulleys, governors and what n3t 
else of the cumbrous and complicated machinery designed, with much 
curious ingenuity of the red-tape sort, to make crime dangerous, to in-, 
terrupt, intercept and apprehend it, to sift, macerate, pulverize and de- 
stroy it utterly, all of which was never fully accomplished in any cUme 
by any power under the fathomless heavens. For cnme, the sleek fellow, 



but too often slips through the holes of the curious sieve used to catch 
him; but too frequently works his way out from between the loosely 
woven meshes of the poor net used to entangle him and the innocent ar& 
not infrequently made to suffer in **duly^' wise and strictly according to 
law. Ha, ha! It is an intensely sardonic affair — this life now; and 
even hospitals, receipes, nurses, nostrums, prayers, petitions, promissory 
notes, bad accounts, cent-per cent., computation and very variegated 
responsibilities of all sorts which never occupied the soul or freighted 
the head and heart before, trip cheerily into sight like the merry maskers, 
of a carnival whether you like it or not. They come to own an importance 
more thrilling than the drama, more fascinating than games and theatres 
ever possessed in college days. The spell of these things is beyond all 
powers of resistance. Smile in your sleeves here, gray-beards, you know 
it all too well. Nor is your smile an3rthing but demoniac and such aa 
might wreathe the blistered lips of doomed wretches. 

I know not why, on this hotly contested Held, all engaged are alike 
implacable to the death and Bedlam-proof to any reason. Oh, it is a hor- 
ror-laden land of insensate commotion, world without end, where the 
combatants seem daft and where the wisdom which holds aloof from and 
deprecates the crazy carnage, is anathematized, annihilated and alone reck- 
oned to be folly, while no lofty, nor laudable nor yet disinterested 
inspiration ever actuates, nor anything truly good ever rewards the pow- 
ers of the Christly conscientious. As Bunyan but too faithfully por- 
trayed it two hundred years ago, this world still abides intact and were 
the Christ to reappear on earth and set himself up against the wrong and 
injustice that have survived the disruption of the Feudal System, to 
oversway them with sermons and christian advice, he would again suffer 
humiliating defeat. He might, perhaps, escape crucifixion ; yet he would 
not be so sure of escaping the halter; because, now, indeed, the cold 
diamond-edged logic of worldly wisdom in the maxims of La Rochfou- 
cauld and La Bruyere as well as the skeptic, pseudo-wit of cynics like 
Voltaire are the recognized rules of war and constitute the code of moral 
ethics among the cunningly utilitarian folk who always cast their anchor 
to the windward and vindicate all the abominations of the snaky Macchi- 
avelli. Perfect honesty is impolitic, because the naked truth shocks 
earthly modesty. And what la the end of all when all is done? Listen, 
gentle auditors : Man leaves the ceaseless struggle at last shiftless, getting 
ill, dull, awkward and weak, wholly useless for further fighting. By a 
grim yet not entirely unpoetic retribution, he is compelled to surrender 
not only his life, but his all, however toilsomely got. In ghastly ex- 
change for his honors, his riches if he has such, and mayhap his fine 
feathers if any there be accumulated, he must take a shroud and a coffin, 
that being the poor, cheap and pitiful end of the bitter business, be the 



funeral rites thereafter never so pompous or never so imposing. Aye, 
death comes at last, bare and cheerless upon a life fiercely tossed out and 
fretted away in fray and fever I Death grim, grinning and hideous I 
repeat. Here it is idle to ask : *' Why is the bootless war waged thus to 
remain essentially grotesque in all its terrors and its tragedy? Let him 
answer who may. This, at least, is beyond peradventure, and the com- 
mon concession of the creeds, viz. : The struggle was foreordained on 
higb and raged among all living things, with a slight traditional excep- 
tion dating from Adam's first few days in Eden, since the remote beginn- 
ing. It rages still and will rage forevermore wholly without meritorious 
jiistification that any human mind has ever divined. An illustrious man 
of our race, but recently dead, Darwin, spread the sad fact upon the 
curious record of things and proved it, though long before his day and 
data the world's great poets and philosophers had imaged it forth in 
words that lived. Yet slow and stupid science with the blinkers of relig- 
ious denominations before her starry eyes stubbornly refused to accord it 
any place among the eternal verities till the last half century, disporting 
herself in all things like a beautiful but witless woman. Idle here, too, 
is the question: **Why is the puzzling, implacable, idiotic and eternal 
struggle?" God only knows. Surely man's little season on earth, might, 
by the same inscrutable fiat from on high which ordains it to be wretched 
and turbulent, have been established blessed and elysian while it lasted 
ite brief spell. 

In this broad land of liberty, there is no royal road which opens to any 
lucky accident of birth and guarantees success in the fierce strife for fame 
and fortune. The chances of every man are almost even, I dare maintain 
they are greater for any man who craves success, be his pedigree whatso- 
ever it may, then anywhere else on the face of the earth. Yet here as 
everywhere among men here, though under fairer auspices, under social 
institutions that are designed to be equitable, under political conditions 
never so free in all the world before, where humanity is claimed to be 
respected for itself alone and where the various races of men, in all their 
inequality and diversity, stand equal before the law, even here in this 
progressive and beneficent land, thou, Oh fresh fiedged college graduate 
shall note what ? That men are stubborn to reform ; that while civiliza- 
tion has repressed some crime it has not repressed vice ; that there is limit 
less ignorance, puerility and dishonesty. The but too common attitude 
among hiunan creatures which I have deprecated as fast as I was able to 
depict it, still persists. Every man's hand is raised against his fellow in 
the sordid contention for gold and honors. It is over and over again the 
grim, the inevitable, the primordial struggle of the weak with the strong 
for the survival of the fittest physically, Init not the most toortky, to whom 
forevermore with but too scant exception, go and shall go the prizes of 



the earthy earth. Neither right nor justice always sit in judgment orer 
the competition lor them and the distribution of them. Neither merit 
nor desert always ent|Br the field to strire, nor toil or crave for and expect 
to attain them. But they go mainly whithersoever Cunning, Dishonesty and 
Lack of Scruple, three bold, quick and stalwart fellows, armed to the 
teeth, casqued, cuirassed, greaved and bucklered, fierce as very gladia- 
tors, strong as lions and as courageous, indiscriminately maim, mutilate 
and kill for them. These sinister gentry do all this bloody mischief for 
the prizes, and never hestitate to ruthlessly wrest them from the very hands 
of those laid stark in the universal war of life. Alas, was it not just 
said that it ia decreed that man, created in the image of his Maker, shall 
nurse the furies in the cockles of his wicked heart, down even unto the 
shadow of the tomb, for no visible or tangible good to his race or him- 
self and make a steaming hell broth of this life ? 

Oh, thou poor college graduate with some of the divine afflatus in thy 
soul, with a heart still to be seared by a knowledge of these things, with 
^ a conscience still to be calloused by the wisdom of experience, when 
thou discoverest all, (now that it is still a terra incognita to thee thou 
mightest be most happy in thy ignorance,) what pain, torture and terror 
are in store for thee? Bitter indeed the revelations still undisclosed in 
the trough of the stormy sea over which thou must ride to glory, if glory 
be thy quest, to place, if place be thy ambition, to power, if power thou 
wouldst own, to wealth, if wealth thou covet ? Oh what faith thou 
must abandon, what virtues thou must surrender, what sacrifices thou 
must make, what dear losses thou must sustain, how thou must harden 
thy heart and beat out thy humanity before thou gain the things thou 
cravest, the disappointments deemed prizes in this melancholy vale of 
disastrous victories ? Struggle on undismayed, however, there is for 
even thee a niche in the great temple of time ; and all thou hopest for may 
be thine out of misfortune, out of cruel wrong and checkered fraud. 
These are mighty obstructionists all. Yet these, too, be it known, have 
cravenly given way to perseverance many and many a day. What if thy 
claims are now scouted, what if the elect now slam their doors in thy very 
face when thou comest, a too meek supplicant for admission to place 
among them ? Persist in confidence, assert thy rights and finally defy 
them all and knock again. I say return and even force admission (learn^ 
ing the lesson of the worldly wise) if so be thou care to have it, since it 
will come to thee no other way. Meanwhile, I adjure thee to thank 
God, the race is not always to the swift, less plodding poverty might 
never emerge out of thraldom and fling his iron shackles in the sea, while 
'affluence folds her gold embroidered robes over grimy shoulders and 
makes a king of humble toU. Thank God, too, the fight is not always to 
the strong, lest the sacrifice on Calvary^s holy hill had been in vain and 



the sweet lesson which regenerated a world, and crowned charity noblest 
of all the virtues, had been left unwelcome and untaught. In every 
century since that imposing day, great souls have sanctified the hallowed 
lesson by good deeds ; and clearer shines the sun in a horizon that is 
broadened and from which the clouds are slowly being swept into 
oblivion's night. I do see a groveling race rise; and there may still be 
wings for it to soar, sinless and beautiful, in the blue empyrean toward 
an unpeccable and a perfect future. Titled kings there still be, and so 
is caste. Sodden creatures still are bom to lofty place in lands across the 
sea where liberty is fought and her lofty rights are denied ; but our own 
soil is free, rescued forever from the domination of exploded dogma, and 
now stands forth luminously, the bright heritage of humanity. In its 
broad lap reposes an infant, young but gigantic, whose chubby and 
dimpled fingers hold in their grasp the political salvation of the race. 
Thank God for all that. And though vicious be our people's short-com- 
ings, though there be still unpunished wrong and unrequited good 
among us, though virtue find it as sore a task to make patriots and 
statesmen of politicians, to make humanitarians and philanthropists of 
jobbers here as she has ever found it elsewhere. Yet we, last bom of 
time, the people of the great American Republic, are a nation favored of 
heaven and destined to outstride all the slow and older rest in the splendid 
march to glory. Bo struggle on, poor college graduate, unit among a 
mass so fortunate. Thine may be yet all that is worth the having; all 
that is worth the living for; nor is the highest worth the getting, save by 
honor. And mark thou here, the gods themselves enjoin it, preserve 
this thine HONOR, pure and unsullied and the white robe of angels, lest 
mighty Jove, to whom ia no blacker sin than treason, blast thee with his 
lightening and thou enterest the tomb foresworn, condemned and accursed 
for evermore. 

^' Since the mills of God grind slowly. 
But they grind exceeding sure.'' 

And if misfortune make it thy sad lot to perish in the struggle, the 
poet has even a poem to defeat, dedicated 

*^To those who have failed in aspiration vast, 

'* To unnamed soldiers, fallen in front, in the lead, 

** To calm, devoted engineers, to overardent travellers, 

" To pilots in their ships, 

^* To many a song and picture without parturition." 

And this good soul lifted the music of his verse still loftier, singing: 

*^ To these I'd rear a laurel-covered monument 

**High, hiffh above the rest, to all cut oft before their time. 

^' Possessed, by some great spirit of fire, 

*^ Quenched by an early death." 





On the moming of Wednesday, November 16, in one 
of the parlors of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, the forty- 
second annual convention of our fraternity was called 
together by President Bartlett. All the charges except 
Theta and Sigma were represented, and the hst of dele- 
gates was as follows: 

Beta — A. J. Coville, Wm. E. Webster, Wm. Morrison. 

Delta— I. C. Blandy, E. S. Brown, J. C. Hallock. 

Epsilon Deuteron — M. S. Bradley, Fred Carter, L. C. 

Zeta— F. A. Herendine, H. J. Spooner, jr., E. C. Frost. 

Eta— W. T. Hall, jr., F. M. Eussell, J. L. Clark. 

Iota — F. L. Jones, Max A. Kilvert, L. Burrows, jr. 

Eappa — H. C. Taylor, C. L. Eeed, E. J. CrandaJl. 

Lambda — L. H. Dorchester, A. L. Janes, H. J. Bick- 

Mu Deuteron— W. 0. Conrad, E. C. Camp, W. G. 

Nu Deuteron— E. D. A. de Ldma, L. H. Ely, J. G. 

Xi— E. W. Jewell, H. J. Beers, W. E. Carr. 

Omicron Deuteron — S. P. Smith, W. S. Sullivan, J. T. 

Pi Deuteron — Gonzalo de Quesada, E. K. Waterbury,. 

E. G. Alsdorf . 

Rho Deuteron — Dr. C. M. Burrows, Fred E. Soudem, 
R. G. Dilworth. 

Psi — J. B. Huber, J. H. Pardee. 

The proceedings throughout were marked by an air of 
business which augured well for the accompUshment of 
the plans set on foot by this convention. 

The delegates were prompt in their places and ready 
for whatever work fell to their share, while throughout 
the business sessions there reigned a complete harmony 
which tended greatly to success. One of the pleasantest 



features was the presentation to the fraternity of a flag 
hy the Pi and Eho Deuteron charges. The flag whibh 
was made of black and white and blue and contained the 
letters ® J X was floated during the remainder of the ses- 
sion over the hotel and attracted a great deal of notice 
from the passers-by. 

The reports from the charges showed that all were in 
good condition and far more prosperous than ever before, 
while much of the new legislation expressly tended to 
the increased advancement of our brotherhood. 

During the convention many of our older graduates 
made their appearance on the convention floor, and 
among them none were more popular nor more heartily 
received than Col. Jacob Spahn, of the Chi, and the Eev. 
Ebenezer Thompson, of Pomfret, Conn. 

The session ended on Friday afternoon with the elec- 
tion of officei-s for the ensuing year. These are: Grand 
Lodge President, Arthur L. Bartlett, Lambda; Secretary, 
A. L. Co vile, Eho Deuteron; and Treasurer, Frederic 
Oarter, Epsilon Deuteron. Committee on Catalogue, 
Ozora S. Davis, Omicron Deuteron. Editor of the Shield, 
Frank L. Jones, Pi Deuteron. 

The convention was followed by the banquet which 
was held in the same hotel and which proved a most 
enjoyable occasion. After the menu was discussed the 
literary exercises followed. The Toast-Master was Eev. 
Ebenezer Thompson, of Pomfret, Conn.; Orator, Col. 
Jacob Spahn, of Eochester, N. T.; Poet, Eev. Lewis 
Halsey, of Farmers ville, IN. Y., and Biographer, Seth P. 
Smith, of Boston. The toasts replied to were : 

The Grand Lodge A. L. Bartlett, Lambdo. 

The Fraternity M. A. Kilvert, Iota. 

Prospective I. C. Blandy, Delta. 

Retrospective Dr. E. L. Plunkejt*? Phi. 

The Shield P. L. Jones, Pi Deuteron. 

The Ladies J. H. Pardee, Psi. 

Athletics L. H. Ely, Nu Deuteron. 

Omega Charge in silence. 





On the evening of February 20th the Graduate Asso- 
ciation of Theta Delta Chi held its annual reunion and 
banquet, at Sieghortner's, in New York City. While the 
attendance this year was not as great as that of last year, 
the dinner was marked by a cordiaUty and '' homeness '^ 
which spoke greatly for the advancement of the Associa- 
tion. A short business meeting was held, at which Hon. 
Willis S. Paine was elected President for the ensuing 
year. The members then sat down to a dinner, which 
certainly deserves the highest praise. At its conclusion, 
the retiring President, Bro. Charles R. Miller, editor-in- 
chief of the New York TimeSy deUvered a very bright 
and witty opening address. Afterwards, acting as toast- 
master, he introduced the poet of the evening, Pro. 
Webster R. Walkley, whose production met with the 
heartiest applause. The orator of the occasion was Hon. 
John W. Griggs. In his speech he contrasted the college 
student of to-day, with the one of former times, and 
then drew in a few words, yet eloquently enough to stir 
every heart that was present, the picture of our grand 
fraternity — its causes, its result. No more just or glori- 
ous tribute could have been paid her, than he gave in 
saying: " It is the embodiment of all sentiments of honor 
£fcnd truth. When a man joined Theta Delta Chi, he had 
all his innate principles of honor and justice fostered and 
increased by her loving care. We were secret, yes,, 
secret, because the college faculty prohibited us. Theta 
Delta Chi's secret is the placing of a young man before 
the mysteries of the great world, which he cannot see 
alone; the inculcating of friendship, fideUty, truthfulness 
— ^those things which will carry him onward and upward 
in the battle of life; the resolve that never through him 
shall the cause of honor, truth and country suffer shame. 



These are the secrets — ^these the glory of Theta Delta 
Chi, and this it is that causes a thrill wherever and when- 
ever Theta Delta Chi is mentioned/' 

Bro. Gonzalo de Quesada responded to the toast of 
** Our Younger Brethren," and broached the subject of a 
graduate club in this city. The idea was enthusiastically 
received, and a committee appointed to consider ways 
and means to that end, and report as soon as possible. 
Bro. Charles V. Mapes responded to '* Agriculture," 
P. L. Jones to '' The Shield," and E. W. Powers to '' The 

Among those present were Charles D. Marvin, Jacques 
B. Juvenal, Benj. W. Douglass, Robt. D. Douglass, Hon. 
John W. Griggs, Charles Stewart, Clay W. Holmes, 
A. H. Sherrerd, J. M. Sherrerd, and Clark Fisher, of 
Phi; Sam. Huntington, Jr., Augustus W. NicoU, and 
Daniel Leech, of Alpha; D* Chapman, G. de Quesada, 
George N. Grass, and Frank L. Jones, of Pi Deuteron; 
Professor Benedict, of Psi; A. L. Coville, of Rho Deu- 
teron; E. D. A. de Leina, of Beta; Robert Eddy, of the 
old Lambda; Webster R. Walkley, of Omicron; Charles 
R. Miller, of Omicron Deuteron; Col. Rodney Smith, 
W. S. A., of Gamma; Charles V. Mapes, of Iota; E. L. 
Plunkett, of Sigma, and Ed. W. Powers, of Kappa. 


The Eighth Annual Convention and Banquet of the 
Central New York Association of Theta Delta Chi was 
held at the Globe hotel, Syracuse, February 21st, under 
the auspices of Delta Charge. 

A business meeting was held before the banquet, with 
Brother Jacob Spahn presiding. At this meeting it was 
the good fortune of the Brothei-s present to meet Broth- 
ers A. H. Green and D. Pardee, of Alpha. Brother Green 
was one of the charter members of Alpha and conse- 
quently one of the founders of our noble fraternity. 

194 Tim 8HIBLD. 

The following officers were elected for the ensuing^ 
year: President, Dr. D. Pardee, A^ '52 ; Vice Presidents, 
A. H. Green, A^ '49, Ivan Powers, X, '72 ; Secretary and 
Treasurer, R. B. Perine, W, '90. 

It was decided by vote that hereafter arrangements 
for the annual banquet of the association should be in the 
hands of a committee of four, one representative from 
each charge in the association. 

After the meeting, an attack was made upon the . 
viands, and following the usual course, the gathering was 
soon ready to hear Brother Spahn introduce the orator of 
the evening, Brother Ivan Powers. At the close of his 
excellent speech Brpther Spahn commenced the toasts of 
the evening with a few merry remarks, and the follow- 
ing toasts were offered and received with the character- 
istic Theta Delt eagerness : 

**Delta," Bro. E. 8. Brown. 

**Xi," Bro. Carr. 

**P8i," Bro. Lee. 

**Beta," Bro. Stewart. 

•*The Ladies," Bro. J. H. Pardee, !F. 

** College Life," Bro. C. C. Palmer, S- 

** Liquids in Motion," Bro. W. E. Hills, g. 

** Our Processors," Bro. C. C. Hoff, g. 

* Athletics," Bro. Stranahan, B. 

^^ The Omega Charge," drank in silence. 

* The banquet broke up at an early hour— in the morn- 
ing — and but few took the trouble to retire at all. 

The following are some of the letters received from 
brothers who were imable to be with us : 

NiAGABA Falls, N. Y., 

Jan. 27, '89. 
Bro, HaHock: 

Tour invitation duly received. Owing to circumstances, I am afraid 

I cannot meet with you, but if I can will do so. I would lie much pleased 

to meot our boys once, and especially with our old charge. 


J. W. Trott, •«9. 



BoeroK, Mass. 
^. a HaUockj Theta Delta Chi, Globe Hotel, Syracuse: 

We send congratulations, best wishes and love. Are with you to-night 
in spirit. A. L. Babtlbtt, Pres. of G. L. 

Sbth p. Smith. 

Reistbbstown, Md. 
JFhvm the Southern Oraduate AssoeuUion of T%eta 

Delta Chi, to the Central New York Atsaciation, Oreetmg. 
Dbak Bbothbrs : — We extend our hearty congratulations and best 
wishes for a successful and jolly banquet. Give a hearty grip for us to 
-every one of the brothers present. How we wish we could be with you, 
but it is impossible this year. 

We extend to all of you a most cordial and pressing invitation to be 
present at our Third Annual Banquet, Monday, Mch. 4th, at 11 p. m., at 
Wormley's Hotel, 15th and H streets, Washington, D. C. Please notify 
.me at once if any of you will come. 

Yours in the bonds, Albx. M. Rich, 

Secy, and Treas. 

Lanbingbuboh, N. Y., 

Jany. 25, 1889. 
Dbab Bbo. : — ^I have your kind invitation to the Theta Delta Chi ban- 
quet at Syracuse, Feb. 21st, but as I expect to be in Baltimore on that 
day I cannot accept it. Hoping you will have a pleasant time and thank- 
ing you for the invitation, I remain, 

Fraternally yours, Wabben T. Kellogg. 


Peby. 19, '89. 
Mr, J, C HaUoch, Troy, N. Y. 

Dbab Sib ksd Bbo. : — We have sent to your address, account Globe 
Hotel, this day some cigarettes for the banquet Thursday evening. 

I regret that I cannot be present in body, but will be with you in spirit. 
I know that it will be a jolly gathering of good fellows, as all Theta 
Delts are. With kind regards, I am 

Very cordially and fraternally, W. S. Kimball. 

Mbdia, Pa., 

Jan. 26th. 1889. 
Mr. J. G, HaOock, Troy, N. Y. 

Deab Bbotheb : — ^Your cordial invitation to the banquet in Syracuse 

makes me home-sick to be with the Theta Delts once more, but I must 

^ve up the hope again. Give my best love to all the boys, and believe 

me In the bonds, Benj. C. Potts. 


THB Blmfciil>. 


On Monday, March 4th, at Wormley's hotel, Wash-^ 
ington, D. C, the third annual meeting of the Southern 
Graduate Association of Theta Delta Chi fraternity, was 
held, followed by a banquet. There were ten charges 
represented, every one enthusiastic concerning the merits- 
and probable future of the Association. 

The business of the meeting was simply routine, save 
the appointment of a committee on resolutions on the 
death of Bro. James A. Dale, of CarUsle, Pa., and the 
adoption of the following resolutions commendatory of 
the services of Secretary and Treasurer, Alex. M. Rich, 
the latter of which brought out the speech of the even- 
ing, a bit of poUshed and fervent rhetoric by Bro. Wm. 
R. Alexander, of Winchester, Va. 

Whereas, It is to the untiring energy and strenuous efforts of Bro. 
Alex. M. Rich that the Southern Graduate Association of Theta Delta 
Chi owes its permanent organization ; and 

Whereas, By the exercise of that same energy we are now celebrating- 
our third anniversary in a style and with a degree of success that shaU 
occasion pride in recalling it ; 

Bewhed, That the Association has cause for congratulation in having- 
secured the services of a Secretary and Treasurer so active and self-sacri- 
ficing in its interests ; and 

Besohedj That accord with these sentiments be attested by re-electing 
him with a rising vote. 

Bro. E. O. Graves, Chief of Bureau of Printing and 
Engraving, Washington, D. C, was re-elected President, 
and Bro. Alex. M. Rich, of Reisterstown, Md., was re- 
elected Secretary and Treasurer. Bros. Gordon T. At- 
kinson, of Crisfield, Md., Ed. W. Bym, of Munn & Co., 
Washington, D. C, and Chas. E. Cassell, of The Clartoriy 
Mechanicstown, Md., with the President and Secretary, 
form the Executive Committee. The Association ad- 
journed to meet next year in Baltimore, the date and 
place to be arranged by the Executive Committee. 

At eleven o'clock the members took their places at the 
banquet, and for three hours *'dull care" was relegated 




to the demnition bow-wows, while the flesh and the 
spirit were reinforced by the substantials and, ethereals 
of Wormley's charming menu. 

The new song books were produced and the denizens 
of Washington, Northwest, were subjected to €^n inun- 
dating wave of Theta Delt melody. 

The rippling harmony supplemented by the flowing 
bowl in a brief measure of time banished nervous reserve 
and the banqueters became pleasantly communicative, 
poetic, patriotic, eloquent and fraternal. The resource- 
ful and courteous president directed the * ' flow of soul '^ 
with a master hand, and a pleasant re-union ended with 
hearty expressions and a deepening f eeUng for the wel- 
fare of the Southern Graduate Association of Theta Delta 
Chi. — Mechanicstown (Md.) Clarion. 


Washington, March 5. — The third animal banquet of the Southern 
ABsociation of the Theta Delta Chi college fraternity was held at Worm- 
ley's Hotel, at eleven o'clock last night. After the usual business meet- 
ing and election of officers, the dinner was served. Letters of regret 
were received from the following prominent members: Bishop A. M» 
Randolph, Hon. Daniel Lockwood, William Leete Stone, Hon. Henry R. 
Oibson, of Knoxville, Tenn. ; C. R. Miller, of the New York Times; 8. 
Douglas Cornell, Buffalo; Rev. George Williamson Smith, president 
Trinity College; Hon. William Lamb, ex-Mayor of Norfolk, Va., and 
Hon. Alviro F. Gibbens, and Hon. William Paine, Albany, N. Y. 
Among those present were : Hon. E. O. Graves, superintendent engraving- 
and printing; Edward W. Bym, Frederick B. Coville, Charles W. Curtis, 
Rudolph A. King, of Washington, D. C. ; Gen. W. B. French, of Sara- 
toga Springs, N. Y. ; Morris Sherrerd and T. C. Van Storch, of Scranton, 
Pa. ; Thomas Earle, of Philadelphia; James Hallock and William Miller, 
of Troy, N. Y. ; Dr. James Ward Scott and J. Royston Stifler, of Belair, 
Md. ; Dr. Gordon T. Atkinson, surgeon of the post, Crisfield, Md. ; Hon. 
William R. Alexander, of Winchester, Va. ; Dr. B. R. Davidson, of 
Maryland; Charles B. Cassady, Alexander M. Rich and J. H. Foss, Bal- 
timore; Charles E. Cassell, of the Catoctin Clounony Mechanicstown; 
Messrs. Hanley and Rittew, Carlisle, Pa. ; Messrs. Eelkner and Hutchin- 
son, Harrisburg, Pa., and Frank L. Jones, New York City. — Special to 
the Baltimore American, 




Tms number completes the fourth volume of The 
Shield and completes its record of success — for the past 
year has brought success to our quarterly. Better in 
«tyle, in matter, in news, than it has ever been before, 
The SmELD can now easily take its place among the 
leading fraternity magazines in the country. Nor is this 
all. We feel that whatever else it may have been or 
may not have been, it has been an aid to our fraternity. 
And yet we have only as yet gone a step in this direc- 
tion. With increased facilities financial and Uterary, 
that is fraternally Uterary, we can and will make our 
journal a record which more clearly portrays the success 
our Charges are achieving or the failures which need 
remedying. There is a higher, better sphere in which to 
devote the work and influence of our journal. Higher 
and better because of its more lasting good and benefit. 
We refer to the awakening and securing of our gradu- 
ates' interest in the active work of our fraternity. Mani- 
fold have been the discussions as to the cause of their 
loss of interest in every college fraternity that has ever 
existed and manifold have been the remedies suggested; 
but among them all we consider the best, because most 
expedient, that of placing in the graduates' hands a con- 
stant reminder not only of the active fraternity but of 
the graduate. Where the alumni are, what they are 
doing, old college yams, old reminiscences, all will chain 
his attention and rivet it as no literary matter could do. 
Let one portion of the paper, however small it may be, 
be given to this and the graduate will be interested 
enough to subscribe, and better than that, to read it after 
he has subscribed. This is a factor which is too import- 
ant to be overlooked, and which we shall endeavor to the 
best of our ability to make a distinctive feature of The 
Shield. In concluding this volume we wish again to 
•express our thanks to the Charge Editors for the faithful 



manner in which they have performed their duties. 
Thanks to their efforts we have had a department of 
Charge letters equal to if not better than any other 
magazine. May the good work continue and increase in 
the new volume. 

Pm is aUve and Theta is not dead. Such news ought 
to spur us on to new efforts in our own sphere while 
extending the cordial grip of welcome to our new brothers ^ 
at Lafayette and the one of earnest love and assistance to 
our faithful brother at Kenyon. 

Will not each Charge exchange its annual with The. 
SmELD ? You will have a copy for the lodge rooms and 
we will have an efacyelopaedia of our active members. 
Bear this in mind, Charge editors, and let us hear from 
you at once. 

It should not be forgotten that at the last Graduate 
Reunion and Dinner at the Murray Hill Hotel, after 
remarks by Brother Hetherington of the Upsilon and Bro- 
ther Paine of the Chi, and the question being put by 
Brother Miller of the Omicron Deuteron, it was unani- 
mously resolved that the emblematic jewel or precious 
stone of Theta Delta Chi should be the Ruby. 

Our brotherhood was the first to pubUsh a magazine \ / 
or journal devoted to its interest, of all the Greek letter ^C 
fraternities ; the first to adopt emblematic colors and is ^ 
now the first to adopt an emblematic stone. It is an 
open secret that the fidelity of a ^^Ruby" to our fraternity 
caused this action at that reunion. She is one of the 
leading society ladies of the city of New York, and her 
husband is one of our most prominent surgeons. 

She was in her girlhood days the most brillient star in 
the famous galaxy known as the Chi Theta Delta sister- 
hood of the Troy Female Seminary, a sisterhood which 

was at its zenith in the year 1869. If any evidence is 
needed to convince our younger brothers of the truthful- 



ness of this last statement, we call as witnesses Brother 
Huntington of the Alpha and Brother Vroom of the 
.ancient Delta. 

It may be added that one of the rings worn by the 
members of this sisterhood is still in their possession and 
it was exhibited to those who were present at that 
dinner. It is in the shape of a shield composed of blue 
and white enamel. In the center are the letters X J, 
above is a representation of a dove and arrow, and 
beneath these letters a sword and heart. 

It is so seldom that a good word for fraternities is 
spoken by a complete outsider and disinterested observer 
that we quote with pleasure the following article from 
the New York Truth. 

^*I am often asked by anxious papas, ^ What good is a secret society 
for a boy in college?' The form of the question suggests the idea that 
the papa is not likely to have any personal experience either of the one 
or the other; but the answer is plain. The secret college fraternity 
organizations of the better class have come to be an established power in 
American colleges ; and in proportion to their merits, they exercise an 
influence for good or evil upon the career of every student that is, in the 
average, not much less important than that exerted by Alma Mater her- 
self. As an influence it is stronger while it lasts, and, as a rule, lasts 
much longer. It is no more a question, ' Shall I permit my son to join 
a fraternity? ' The question is, ' Can I hope that my son will be 
accepted by one of the best?' A curious instance of their practical 
workings has been recently told me on good authority. A Southern 
gentleman more than twenty years ago joined one of the institutions. 
Soon after this, his chapter became extinct. He himself became in turn 
a teacher, married and reared a family of children. He was industrious 
and worthy in every way, but the recent yellow fever panic in the South 
deprived him of his only means of support. The wolf was at the door. 
The last resources of economy had been exhausted. In his despair he 
address a letter, detailing his circumstances, to the fraternity at large, 
asking aid. A telegram to the president of a Southern college was 
answered with a satisfactory indorsement, and within a few hours a sum 
of money was on its way to the unfortunate one which was quite adequate 
to his immediate needs, and for which he has the satisfaction of know- 
ing he is not indebted to organized charity, but to organized love." 

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^^ Owad wmspoiMT the giftieffieu9,^^ 

Theta Delta Chi has forty-four under-graduates in 
Bowdoin College. There are only twelve neutrals in the 
whole coUege. — Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 

The Cornell chapter of Theta Delta Chi has been in- 
corporated under the name of The Beta Charge of Theta 
Delta Chi, and seven trustees have been elected. Sub- 
scriptions aggregating over $2,000 have been received, 
.and a chapter-house wiU be built speedily. — Delta Upsilon 

The Shield of Theta Delta Chi is one of the aforesaid 
creatures of caustic procUvities. Its habitation is one of 
glass; it should not forget that when incUned to use the 

We do not see any particular call for its criticism of 
the organ of Phi Kappa Psi, for example. 

The latter is spoken of as '^our namesake,'' although 
in the ninth volume, while the journal of the crazy-quilt 
cover is only in its fourth. Yet there is something good, 
.something generous in this splenetic journal's disposition. 
Witness the courtesy and compliment characterizing its 
mention of the Key of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Verily 
this redeems it. — The Rainbow. 

^' It is not yet known with certainty or authority, but 
it is generally conceded among the students that Theta 
Delta Chi has again given up the ghost. This is only 
the inevitable result of a chain of events which began a 
year ago. Since the last issue of The Rainbow, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon has Ufted the only remaining hope of 
Theta Delta Chi, and the chapter is now no more. And 
amidst all this general slaughter and ruin. Delta Tau 
Delta is still on deck." Thus writes the Kenyon scribe 



of Delta Tau Delta to The Bainbow. The Eeny on scribe 
of Theta Delta Chi, on the other hand, infers that the 
gentleman still on deck may soon go below, but does not 
inform us how Theta Delta Chi will weather the storm. 
He writes as follows: 

^^ The Delta Tau Deltas lost one of their men the begin- 
ning of this term, leaving them now with but one man, 
a Junior, and from the present outlook that fraternity 
wiU have to die here whv^n he leaves. 

The Beta Theta Pi chapter here surrendered its charter 
the beginning of this year on account of too few mem- 
bers. They had but two men, and they preferred that 
manner of leaving to dying out. The number of students 
in Kenyon is so smaU, that it is only a question of the 
survival of the fittest. At present there are active chap- 
ters of Delta Eappa Epsilon, Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsi- 
lon. Delta Tau Delta and Theta Delta Chi in Kenyon, 
and all have a hard struggle for existence. — The Shield. 

The Shield for May reached us in August, soon after 
the February number came to our table. The color of 
the cover has been changed. 

Prom blue blazes the progression is toward red fumes. 
The new color will probably please the Harvard corre- 
spondent, who writes of the February issue : '* In Cam- 
bridge the opinion is that the inside is capital, but that 
the outside is rather wild." The May number is in all 
respects better than its immediate predecessor. We 
notice some typographical errors, among them seven 
instances of "wrong font " on page 60. But the excel- 
lence of the contributions is general. "The Family^ 
Circle" is a poetic production read at a late banquet. 
After a prologue, announcing the occasion of the gather- 
ing, the writer discusses the f I'aternity at large, and then 
comments upon each chapter. There is a vein of inten- 
tional absurdity running through the whole poem, so 
perhaps we should not cavil at the remarkable result,. 




when, by a procrustean method, " Traversing wastes of 
pine " is made to rhyme with '* We hail thee, Bowdoin," 
or when we read " Every man with Art'z doth skillfully 
the base-ball hurl ♦ * ♦ Up at happy Dartmouth." 
Amherst chapter gains this recognition from the poet : 

'^ From pure and righteous college shades, 
Where favorite drinks are lemonades, 

In virtue freely versed, 
Come men, to study much inclined, 
But Theta Delts of finest kind, 
Qreeting! men of Amherst." 

"Memories of Marc Cook" is a very interesting ac- 
count of the life of a young journalist of New York city, 
whose ready wit and charming lines have pleased many. 
At a time when climate, in its relations to pulmonary 
disease, was discussed widely by the laity. Cook's article 
*^Camp Lou," in Harper^s Monthly for May, 1881, and 
his book entitled '* The Wilderness Cure," popularized 
the Adirondack region among the phthisical and rendered 
his name f amiUar. After a gallant fight he fell a victim 
to pulmonary disease at last. A few of Cook's verses 
are quoted at length in the article. 

The proper character of a fraternity journal is dis- 
cussed by contributor and editor, with the usual result ; 
both concluding that it should primarily subserve the 
purposes of the order, next provide general fraternity 
news, and lastly, if at all, attempt purely Uterary flights. 
Twenty pages are well devoted to sixteen excellent 
charge-letters. There are five pages of personals, and 
two fraternity songs find place between the letters and 
personals. There is no mention made of exchanges. — 
Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


The Theta Delta Chi's, acting on the "come one come 
aU " principle, have initiated eight '92 men, just half of 
the class. The Freshman who asked a classmate who 


had recently become a ^^Theta," if the thirty pearls in 
his pin represented the number of men they could take 
in at one time, hit the nail pretty much all over the head. 
— Tafls letter in Delta Upsilon. 

To say the Theta Delta Chi Shield is startling is putting 
it very mildly. Only the wildest delirium or the blackest 
nightmare could have inspired the designers of that 
cover. It suggests the Inferno. 

Taking into consideration the young person in the cut 
and the some three or four love songs which the Quar- 
terly contains — ^to say nothing of the fair young con- 
tributor — ^it seems reasonable to conclude something as 
to Theta Delta Chi's summer. But although it is doubt- 
less much safer to find a vent for one's sentiments, and 
although the confidence is extremely interesting to the 
rest of the Greek world, we have doubts about the pro- 
priety of it, which refuse to be stified. 

Be these things as they may, we are sincerely glad to 
welcome what has been so long a secret publication. The 
leading editorial is a chef-d'oeuvre^ disarming criticism by 
its modesty and leaving only room for commendation. 

The strictly fraternity tone of the Shield is noticeable, 
and the chapter letters have a heartiness and an air of 
good fellowship about them that is refreshing after the 
dead-and-alive character of that department in sotne of 
the other exchanges. But is it wise either to write or 
publish such a sentence as this : ^^ If the readers will par- 
don the candid opinion of your humble correspondent, he 
would say that he considers our crowd much above the 
others in quality "? 

There are degrees of Theta Delt-ism which it would 
be unpardonable to pardon. — The Key. 

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At Washington and Lee University Sigma Chi and Phi 
Kappa Psi occupy the same lodge rooms. — 2 X Quarterly. 

Will Carleton, the poet, is a member of the Delta Tau 
Delta Fraternity, having joined the chapter at Hillsdale 
College, where he was a member of the class of *69. — 
Chi Phi Quarterly. 

The property of the ten largest fraternities in the United 
States aggregate a value of one million dollars. — Delta 
Upsilon Quarterly. 

It is rumored that the chapter of Alpha Delta Phi at 
Western Eeserve may soon give up its charter, as there 
are but three members. The Dekes also are weak there, 
having but four men ; but they are working hard to re- 
gain their former position. — Beta Theta Pi. 

Amherst has sent out two hundred college professors 
and presidents, and twenty judges of the Supreme Court. 
Dartmouth has graduated four hundred and thirty-seven 
college professors and presidents. — Phi Kappa Psi Shield. 

The *' bran-new" Amherst chapter of Phi Delta Theta 
designates the order as '*the National Fraternity of 
America." — Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

The total membership of the Greek Letter Societies is 
nearly 75,000. 

Stevens Institute of Technology, at Hoboken, N. J., 
will add a building for the preparatory department, to 
cost $50,000. 

The University of Michigan will enroll a total of 
nearly 1,900 this year. — Phi Kappa Psi Shield. 




The beginning of this college year witnesses a decided 
change among the societies in Sheffield. In the first place 
2 A X, better known as Book and Snake, took formal 
possession of their magnificent brown-stone house, near 
South Sheffield Hall. A cut of this house may be seen in 
September number of the Century. It is probably the 
finest college society building in the world. J X, a 
new fraternity here, moved into the old cloister on Mm 
street. — Fate letter in Chi Phi Quarterly. 

The following fraternities have chapters at Lehigh 
University, those in italics occupying chapter-houses: 
Chi Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Phi^ Psi Upsiloriy 
Theta Delta C7Ai, Delta Upsilon, Sigma Nu, Phi Gamma 
Delta, Sigma Phi, Sigma Chi and Phi Delta Theta. The 
Delta Phi and the Theta Delta Chi houses are rented. 
Sigma Phi is building a new house, which is much larger 
than the one they now occupy. Phi Delta Theta will 
occupy a rented house next spring. — Delta Upsilon 

Columbia has 1,829 students this year, distributed as 
follows : arts 380, *' mines" 239, law 461, medicine 809, 
political science 61, library economy 30. This is said to 
be a larger number of students than can be iEound on the 
roll of any other college in the country. Harvard comes 
next, with 1,690 ; then the University of Michigan, 
1,649 ; Oberlin, 1,302 ; Yale, 1,134 ; Northwestern, 1,100; 
University of Pennsylvania, 1,069, and Cornell, 1,022, 
making 10,621 students in these eight universities. — Beta 
Theta Pi. 

This year's attendance at the University of Michigan^ 
as shown by the registration books on October 12, is 
1,649 as against 1,481 last year, distributed as follows : 
literary department, 795; medical, 358; law, 329; phar- 
macy, 106; dental, 101; homeopathic, 70; showing a gain 




in every department except the dental, which has the 
same attendance as last year; the freshman class in the 
literary department numbers 356, and is the largest in 
the history of the University. Last year 227 students 
entered after the opening of the term; if the same rela- 
tive ratios are maintained this year, the total attendance 
will in all likelihood figure up more than 1,800. — The 

The Yale Chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta, which was 
founded in 1875, has been re-established. The api)ear- 
ance of the chapter is most favorable, and it seems 
likely that it will soon become one of the leading frater- 
nities. About fifteen men have thus far been initiated 
into the Yale Chapter. The appearance of this society is 
in one respect a departiu-e from the Yale society system, 
it is the only society to which members of all the various 
departments in the University are eligible. All other 
societies are class institutions or are confined to the 
academic or scientific or law departments of the univer- 
sity, as the case may be. The Phi Gamma Delta is an 
old fraternity and has many illustrious members, among 
whom may be mentioned G^n. Lew Wallace. There is 
talk among the Yale members of building a chapter 
house, and is not unlikely that one may be built in the 
spring. — Ex. 

College joumaUsm originated at Dartmouth in 1800, 
with Daniel Webster as one of the editors. After a space 
of nine years the Literary Cabinet was established at 
Yale, followed shortly afterwards by the Floriad at 
Union, and Harvard Lyceum at Harvard. 

We were very much pleased to have Bros. Papson and 
McComas, of Dickinson College, with us for a few hours 
one day in the fore part of November. They came here 
for the purpose of aiding in instituting the Theta Nu 



Epsilon Sophomore Society. The Charge here is com- 
posed entirely of members of the <pK W fraternity. They 
wanted a mmiber of Sigs. to join with them in this new 
departure, but we, for good reasons, decUned with thanks. 
— Bucknell letter to Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

The course of journalism at Cornell is open only to 
post-graduates, seniors and juniors who are editors of 
the college papers. There are nineteen pursuing this 
course. — Ex. 

The Stanford University is intended, as Senator Stan- 
ford said in a recent interview, for instruction in every 
useful art from making shoes and clothing to painting 
and sculpture. Every student will have quarters as good 
as those in Oxford, Cambridge or Harvard, and good 
board will be furnished at remarkably low rates. It is 
expected that the individual expenses for the year will 
reach a minimum of $150 or $200. The study of litera- 
ture and languages wiU not be neglected. — Ex 

President Smith, of Trinity, has declined the assistant 
Bishopric of Ohio. — Hobart Herald. 

A pleasant feature of college life at Northwestern Uni- 
versity is the inter-fraternity banquets which are fre- 
quently indulged in, the last being of the Phi Kappa Psi, 
Beta Theta Pi and Sigma Chi Societies at the Avenue 
House, Evanston. In most colleges the rivalry among the 
fraternities is so sharp and often so bitter that such fra- 
ternal unions would be impossible. — Mail and Eocpress. 

Gamma Chapter, of Kappa Kappa Gamma, at Wooster 
University, gave a pleasant soiree at the home of Dr. 
Eversole. The invitations were sent out in peanut shells 
tied with the fraternity colors. — The K-ey. 



Harvard gave its first degree of L. L, D. to George 

One of the most interesting features of college life at 
Antiherst is the development of the cx)llege senate. This 
is a body of college students composed of four seniors, 
three juniors, two sophomores and one freshman, elected 
by their respective classes, whose president is the presi- 
dent of the college, and who decides upon all matters 
that pertain to order or college decorum. Their decision 
is not valid without the approval of the president; but 
with his approval it is binding upoii,the entire college. 
Gradually the president and faculty have f oimd increas- 
ing advantages to give power to this institution. The 
members chosen by the classes have thus far been re- 
markably well selected, and their decisions are accepted 
by the college with similar acquiescence. Any expres- 
sion of opinion on the part of the senate is sure to carry 
with it the opinion of the college, and this attempt at 
self-government has been manifestly attended by an in- 
creasing self-respect and manly self-restraint on the part 
of the students. The good order which prevails at Am- 
herst, the freedom from disturbances of classes and con- 
tests of student and faculty are largely due to the college 
senate. — N. Y. Mail and Eocpress. 




Eighty-nine is upon us, and we extend hearty congratulations to all 
the Inrothers for the new year. There is, however, one thing about '89 
which we hardly like, and that is the prospect of losing four of our heat, 
and brightest lights in the charge. Murphy, Stern, Parker and Tuner- 
man are going to leave us next June, as they are in the graduating class. 

Since the publication of the last number of The Shield we have had 
TidtB from several of the old men of Beta, and one or two^ from other 



Charges. Coluon, '87, who paid us a visit last tenn is now in Chicago, 
where he has a position with the Union Stock Yards Company as en- 
gineer. He wished to remind the brothers that he will always be glad 
to welcome any Theta Delta who happens to be in Chicago. 

Beta has now fourteen men and several more in prospect. We hold 
the belief that, while it is not best to appear behind the other fraternities 
in choosing men, that a man should be carefully looked over before being 
decided upon, and so a good deal deal of our rushing is left until the 
winter and spring terms. 

F. F. Sewall, of Milwaukee, joined our ranks the last week of last 
term. Sewall entered last fall as a Sophmore, but has decided to double 
up his work here in the university and graduate with '90. 

Brother Stranahan, '90, who was unfortunate enough to hurt his leg in 
playing football in October, has left the university and accepted a position 
in Newark, New York. The brothers were sorry to lose Stranahan as he was 
always very popular with them and everybody who knew him in thd 

We are well represented in the Cornell battalion by one of our senior 
members. Stern, who acts as lieutenant-colonel. This position is the 
highest which is held by a student. 

Colnon, a member of the class of '92, is training for the crew of '89. 
If he succeeds in getting on it he will sustain our reputation for putting 
a man on the crew every year. We had two men on the four of '85, one 
on that of '86 and two on '87's. Collegians of the time will perhaps re- 
member the Saratoga College regatta of '76, in which Beta was repre- 
sented by Waterman and Smith. Waterman was the first man to cross 
the line in the '76 regatta which made Cornell so famous. Of course, 
Beta does not pretend to take men in because they are athletes or especi^ 
ally good at some particular branch of study, but because they are meiiy 
in every sense of the word. 

Parker, '89, is the editor-in-chief of the daily paper here, the GameU 
Sun, and we expect to have one or two other men on before the year is 
at an end. 

Socially, Cornell is rather outdoing the events of previous years. The 
Junior ball, which was held February 8th, is the greatest event of the 
season and arrangements were made upon the very largest scale possible. 
The young ladies of Sage College had a fancy dress party on the first of 
the month wj^ch was a success in all ways. It is whispered that another 
party is to be given during the term up at Sage which will outdo the 
last one. A,J $ gave a reception the week of the Junior ball and on 
the following night Cornell's Glee and Banjo Clubs gave a concert. 
Once in a while during the year we have had a military hop at the 
armory. These hops are largely attended and usually a success financially 



US well as in other ways. The officers of the battalion manage the hops 
and usually a number of uniforms are to be seen flitting around among 
the dancers. 

Recently the students at Cornell have been much excited by a case of 
«ickness among the Sage girls. The announcement was made to the 
boys that as a certain party in the university had the small-pox, all the 
students would be required to be vaccinated immediately. Excitement 
«nsued, during which several individuals fainted. During the following 
few days the physical lecture room was full of students waiting their 
turns to be vaccinated. As a consequence, all those whose vaccinations 
'* took " have scars on their arms which make quite an appearance in the 
^rymnasium. The young lady who created such a scare is now well and 
will soon return to her studies. It seems she did not have the smaU-pox 
but only a very mild form of the disease known as chicken-pox, or as 
some one has unkindly suggested, the hen-pox, since it affected one of 
the S< — e members of the university. 

Cornell's prospects are exceedingly bright this year. Although she 
did not win the Fiske-McGraw suit she is putting up buildings which 
will cost in the neighborhood of half a million dollars. The new civil 
engineering building is now nearly completed and very handsome. The 
blasting for the foundation of a new library building is. almost done and 
the plans are out for a new chemical laboratory. 

Beta wishes to announce that a hearty welcome will be given to any 
«nd all Theta Deltas visiting Cornell. Somebody will always be found 
during term time at Sprague Block, Ithaca. 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

We gladly welcome No. 4 of our worthy little periodical and only 
regret that it has been so long delayed. 

Since the issue of the last number, we have been favored with a visit 
from Brother DuBois of Epsilon Deuteron, and we wish thai we might 
record more visits from Brothers of the other charges. Delta Hall is 
always open to a Theta Delt, and its occupants eager to do their best at 
playing host. Visitors from the sister charges serve to kindle afresh the 
Theta Delt enthusiasm of the active members, and to develop more of a 
real Fraternity feeling among the charges themselves. For this reason 
alone, if not for the pleasure which such a visit brings, the idea of visit- 
ing among the charges should be encouraged. 

Brother Pitcaim, '90, left us in the early part of December to accept a 
position on the P. R. R, and is at present located at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

On December 12th our number was increased by one, and this time our 

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choice was a representative of the '^ Blue Grass" state, whose every day 
naoie is Leonard M. Cox, of Loaisville, Ey. Passing over the customary 
compliments showered upon the new members with the first appearance 
of their names in the Shield, it wiU suffice to say that he is fully com- 
petent to sustain the reputation of both his charge and his native state, 
and above all is a most enthusiastic Theta Delt. 

At the time of writing we are in the middle of our winter vacation,, 
and consequently old Troy is not as lively as it might be. Not that it 
ever moves from ita old well-worn rut and allows a little excitement to 
creep into ita limito, but then a few studenta will often keep one from 
going to sleep entirely — as is strongly asserted by a few maiden ladies 
who consider us ^^ perfectly awful." But in the Institute itself, nothing^ 
of any importance has happened, with the exception of an accident which 
lately b^ell our worthy Director. Icy pavementa, for which Troy should 
be noted — ^the cause, and a broken leg — ^the result. It was broken below 
the knee and so badly that it will probably be some time before he is- 
able to resume his duties. In politics, the same unsettled condition pre- 
vails, and seems proof against all efforts to re-establish anything like 
the old system. One fact, however, stares us boldly in the face, and that 
is, unless something is done, and shortly too, R. P. I. will not be repre- 
sented on the base ball diamond this year. To effect some settlement^ 
the Grand Marshal has ordered that after due deliberation on the matter, 
each Fraternity on our side of the combination shall appoint a delegate 
or delegates to a grand caucus, and there everything will probably be 
decided. Until then we can do nothing, being uncertain as to how we 
really stand. At present it would appear that the neutrals are the decid- 
ing vote. The side to which they go, as a body, will have a majority, 
and thus be able to please themselves in the arrangement of Institute 

We were much pleased to have Brother Hawley, '66, with us once 
more, and are happy to say that he made this his head-quarters while 
East. He came from Chicago, where he is located at present, on a trip 
which combined business and pleasure, and we were very glad that his 
business kept him here long enough to give us the pleasue of his attend-- 
ance at two of our regular meetings. When he left us he intended going 
to an R. P. I. Alumni meeting at Pittoburgh, with Brother Groes- 
beck, '89, and quite a number of graduate brothers. Theta Delta Chi 
will be well represented at the gathering. 

It is to be regretted that this copy is a little too early and the next as 
much too late to give an interesting account of the Banquet of the Central 
New York Association, of Theta Delta Chi, to be held in Syracuse on 
February 21st. An account now would be a little premature, and in the 
next issue a little old. 




The President of the Grand Lodge is working with untiring energy 
and enthusism, and it is to be sincerely deplored that he receives so little 
assistance from those on whom he depends the most, the Corresponding 
Secretaries of the different charges. He cannot do all, and a few mini^es 
spent in preparing the monthly reports promptly, would aid him more 
than one would imagine. 

We are in receipt of a cordial invitation from the Southern Graduate- 
Association of Theta Delta Chi to a banquet and reunion, to be held in 
Washington on March 4th. An opportunity to have a combined reason 
for attendance, but it may be impossible for Delta to send a representative.. 


Tale University. 

The new year has dawned upon us and finds us in a very promising and 
flourishing condition, in spite of our misfortunes last term. Things 
looked rather blue then, but now we have entirely recovered from the 
blow and are on a much firmer foundation than we were then. 

Since the last number of the Shield we have had the misfortune to- 
lose several brothers. Brother Ware was taken sick after he had been 
in college only two weeks. He was sick over a month and left about the- 
middle of October. He will return however next fall and enter '01 S. 
Brother Carter has left college on account of his health, but will not 
return. Brother Gunckle is now traveling in California for his health. 
He was elected a member of the Yale Banjo Club, but was compelled ta 
give up his place and consequently did not accompany them on their holi- 
day trip although his name was on the program. He will return next 
fall and enter '91 S. 

Since our last report we have initiated 

Charles B. Spruce, '90 Waterbury, Conn. 

Frederick C. Strong, '90 Winsted, ** 

Edwin Rowe, Jr., '90 New Haven, ** 

George M. Sidenberg, '91 New York City. 

Charles M. Robinson, '91 Middletown, Conn. 

Pearl T. Haskell, '91 West Falmouth, Me. 

Walter W. Law, '91 Yonkers, N. Y. 

We are '^sizing" up several freshmen and hope to initiate them before 
long. Our plan is to take eight men from each class and now our mem- 
bership is fourteen. Brother Caldwell is trying for a senior appointment 
and there is no doubt of his success. He was elected historian of the 
Chemical Course and will read the history at the senior class supper,, 
which is one of the big events of the senior year. 

214 THB 8HIBLD. 

All interest now is centered in athletics, and the different teams have 

begun training. Our prospects for the championship in base ball are not 

very promising on account of the loss of so many of last year's team, but 

our crew will be an excellent one. Brothers Robinson and HaskeU are 

training for the freshman crew and probably one of them, if not both, 

will succeed in getting a place in the boat. Brother Sidenberg is trying 

for the mile run on the Athletic team, and has fair prospects of making 
a good runner. 


Brown Univkbsity. 

Since the last number of The Shield was published, the greatest event 
of the year has occurred. Reference is of course made to the forty-second 
annual convention. Probably Zeta has not had enough experience with 
conventions to be a really competent judge, and besides, as Dogberry 
says, '* Comparisons are odorous." But this convention was so much 
better managed and altogether so much pleasanter than the forty-first 
that we cannot help believing that there have been few, if any, more suc- 
cessful ones ever held. Our delegation certainly enjoyed it as much as 
possible, and came away having an even greater love for the fraternity 
than befor^. Indeed, there is probably nothing that gives one so true an 
insight into the real character of the fraternity as the convention ; and for 
this reason, if for no other, every one who can should always attend them, 
whether sent as a delegate or not. 

Since I last wrote. Brother Traver has left college to study medicine in 
Mb father's office. He will probably go to the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons ultimately, and will then have an opportunity of entering again 
upon active fraternity life. We have also initiated another member, 
Brother A. D. Tucker, '92, of Pawtucket, R. I. So our number still 
remains the same. 

In my last letter I alluded to the subject of college politics at Brown 
and it may be that a few words more upon the same subject would not be 
wholly without interest. There has always been considerable rivalry 
between the different societies here, and this has sometimes been carried 
to absurd lengths. Thus good ball players have been refused positions 
on the nine because they did not happen to belong to the society which 
was for the time being in the ascendency. The glee club and other 
organizations, which are supposed to represent the college rather than a 
clique, have also at times been under the control of one or two societies. 
At present, however, the politicians devote their energies mainly to the 
securing of officers. The Senior class elections have always been regarded 
■as the most important of any, and they have usually been controlled by 
the societies. In the present Senior class, however, the atidem — as the 



nouHBodety men are called-;-made a revolt and founded a society called 
2 P. By combining with one or two of the fraternities, they succeed^ 
in electing a ticket which had the merit of being unique, if it had no 
other. This result naturally still further aroused the hostility of the 
other societies against the 2 P% and especially against the Dekes, who 
had united with them and secured a good share of the offices. It was 
soon after this that the Base Ball Association election, which I referred 
to in my last letter, occurred. In this a strong combination of fraterni- 
ties was formed and the opposition was utterly routed. We received two 
of the offices, each of the other societies in the combination receiving one, 
and the oudens one. It would be interesting to speak of the wire-pulling 
that has already been done for next year's Senior election; but it would 
perhaps be better to wait until we are able to see the result. It may be 
said, however, that we do not intend to let the same thing happen to '90 
that happened to *89. 

The SP% elated with their success, initiated a few members from the 
other classes, and, it is said, applied to a western fraternity of the same 
name for a charter. In this, however, they were unsuccessful. The mem- 
bers were probably not all of them congenial, the raison d* entre of the 
society was now gone, and it soon died a natural death. From its ashes, 
however, has just sprung up a new chapter of i^J S. There was one 
representative of the fraternity in the Senior class already. Several others 
came from other colleges and initiated eighteen men. It is said that they 
have about half a dozen more pledged. It is rather hard to say at present 
how the society will stand in college. They have not put on pins yet, so 
it is difficult to tell now even who the members are. They have secured 
rooms and furnished them. In numbers they are also well off, although 
a large proportion of the nembers are Seniors. But they will doubtless 
have a hard struggle before them, as they have no graduate members, 
and have nine other societies to fight against. It may be that the influ- 
ence of President Harrison will be sufficient to carry the society along for 
four years, or even longer. It was a surprise to almost all society men 
here when they heard that the new chapter was to be established. They 
knew what probably most of the oudens do not know, that there were 
enough, if not too many societies here before. $J& will probably have 
little effect upon us. Yet, nevertheless, it will be interesting to observe 
its fortunes. It may live; but if it does, it wiU be only by very hard 
work on the part of its members. 



In spite of everything we can but exclaim that life becomes a little 
slow and monotonus at Bowdoin in the long and cold winter of Maine's 

dl6 THB 8HISLD. 

rigorous climate I But why lament? Why wish for sunny skies and the 
world's choicest yariety of pleasures all the year round? Sitting before 
the open fire in the dusky twilight of our early winter evenings, drifting 
withersoever oiu: notional meditations may lead us, and wishing that we 
might casually see other faces — for the vista of pleasant reminiscences 
ajffords hopeful youth some of the happiest of ideals — and join the round 
again of other days or mingle for just an hour in the merriment of other 
farcies, there comes stealing over us from among the crispy pines, over 
the white-mantled snow-fields, and creeping to our cosy firesides, a com- 
fort which we cannot dispute but means satisfaction to us after all. If 
it be frigid without and no sports of interest beyond hall-doors, yet 
within college walls we work and find pleasure therein. Activity assures 
this as well as amusement. This quietness and low-tide of winter life is 
universal througout the college, consequently Eta, partaking of the gen- 
eral college spirit, has very little news to tell her sister Charges. 

This being the last number of Vol. 4 of the Shibld, or of the first 
under the new regime, we hope and feel assured that it has been satisfac- 
tory to every Theta Delt, and that it approaches much nearer to the ideal 
of a fraternity magazine than ever before, and yet to well compare with 
other society papers as it should. Enlargement would still better the pres- 
ent good work, and as it continues we have every reason to believe that 
it will grow with increasing years. 

We were glad to welcome with us recently President A. L. Bartlett 
and Treasurer F. S. Carter, of Yale. With the zeal and ardent interest 
manif estecP in the way in which President Bartlett assumes the duties of 
the administration, nothing but a prosperous year and renewed success 
can await Theta Delta Chi in her onward and upward course. Eta feels 
much strengthened and has reason to take pride that the Grand Lodge 
has a leader so enthusiastic and so thoroughly versed in the workings 
of the order. 

On the same night that President Bartlett visited us we initiated into 
our secret councils Gk>uld Alexander Porter, of '91, who promises to be a 
loyal member and valuable addition to our '91 delegation. 

At the recent Sophomore Prize Declamation we were represented by 
Brothers C. S. Wright and F. E. Parker, and though they did excellent 
work upon the rostrum the prizes took their usual capricious flight and 
went in other directions. 

Brother W. W. Poor has lately been elected to help swell the Nast for 
the class of '91 on the editorial board of the Bugle, Bowdoin's college 
annual. We cannot but remark that this is the second board of the kind 
now on duty but as yet no issue. 

At the last Convention held in New York city, Eta sent Brothers W. 
T. Hall, Jr., '88, Graduate Delegate; F. M. Russell, Senior Delegate, 



And J. R. Clark, Junior Delegate. Brother H. C. Hill, ^88, also went, 
being Secretary of the Grand Lodge. 

Brother H. H. Haslings, '90, has been elected Chairman of the Board 
of Directors for Field Day, by the Athletic Association, and Brother F. 
£. Parker, First Vice President of the Association. 

Theta Delta Chi can well claim a high standing in the social circles of 
Brunswick Society, and it is noticeable in college circles that the Theta 
Delts are ^^numerous'^ wherever the dite assemble on festive occasions 
particularly when worshippers of Terpsichore meet 

" To chase the glowing hours with flying feet." 

To take a retrospective glance, Eta is well satisfied with her progress 
and peaceful condition internally, and with her high standing in Bow- 
doin. She has no occasion to record misdemeanor, but rather of honor- 
-able action by her members. No deaths have occurred since the last issue 
of the Shield, and glowing reports hail us frequently of our Brothers who 
have taken their turn in the grand race of the world for position and 

Keitton College. 

I have received the copy of the article in the ^ T J Quarterly con- 
cerning the condition of Theta, and which was given as coming from the 
chapter correspondent here. I spoke to Mr. H. Eberth, J T J and he 
-denied that he had written any such statement, but he has not yet proved 
his denial as he said he would. 

The two men spoken of as being " lifted " from us by Psi Upsilon, were 
once pledged to Theta Delta Chi, but on account of a personal quarrel 
Among the pledged members last year, deserted. About a month after- 
ward they were pledged by Psi Upsilon. 

Without a doubt Theta is in a bad condition. I am the only active 
member. After our trouble of last year we have, so far, been unable to 
recover our strength. This is, however, chiefly due to the condition of 
Kenyon College. There have been less than fifty students in Kenyon at 
^4iny one time since my freshman year; and when you deduct from this 
number those who do not join a fraternity, you can see there are a very 
iew left to be divided among six chapters. 

Beta Theta Pi had trouble similar to ours, and for that reason gave up 
their charter. 

We expect to form a Graduate Charge next June, to take charge of our 
lodge house, and watch for a chance to revive Theta at Kenyon, if not 
next fall at least in a year or two. I am now looking after three or four 
men, and it may be that the charge will not die after all. At least I 
«hall do all I can to prevent it. 

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Tuft's Gollbok. 

It is a fact rather unfortunate for the success of a charge letter, that 
there is the least to say when there is the most to enjoy. The task of 
adequately describing the undisturbed flow of our happy and uneventful 
fraternity life is much more difficult than that of portraying the excite- 
ments of factional strife, or it might be internal conflict. But we are 
confident that our brothers in Theta Delta Chi will be better pleased 
-^iih what must, looked at from a literary point of view, be a tame letter 
than with a letter charged with the vigor of passion and strife. '^Happy 
is the charge that has no history," would be a true transposition of a. 
. familiar phrase, and Kappa greets her sisters in a very placid and con- 
tented frame of mind. Her little flutter of maternal excitement and 
solicitude attending the birth of her sons last fall, has subsided into a 
matronly calm as she watches the rapid growth of her lusty progeny. 

We are told that a prophet is without honor in his own country, but 
the writer of that phrase could not see into the future as far as the year 
eighteen, hundred and eighty-nine, or he never would have made so 
unqualifled a statement. In this land of College Hill the prophets — 
meaning of course the Kappa men — ^surely have great honor, inasmuch as 
every class has selected one to preside over it. The brothers so selected 
are the following : Senior class, Charles L. Reed ; Junior class, William 
H. Chapman; Sophomore class, Arthur W. Grose; Freshman class,. 
Arthur E. Peterson. Of the base ball team, Brother Harry C. Bascom, 
'89, is captain, and a majority of the players will be Theta Delts. The 
crack pitcher and mainstay of the nine is Brother Frank C. Burrington, 
'92, while Brothers Chapman, '90, and Rounds, '90, will do yeoman ser- 
vice in their positions. We have among our Freshman delegation somo 
men who have won laurels on the diamond before coming to college, and 
it IB safe to say that when the new players are selected next season, Kappa 
will have more representatives on the nine than she has at present. 

One of our brothers who has served with distinction in many flelds is 
Brother Crandall, '89. He has had more than his share of *'hard work " 
offices — secretaryships and treasurerships — and this year when the students- 
wanted a Business Manager of the TufUmian that would lift 'the debt 
from that publication, they naturally turned to Brother Crandall, and 
the unanimous verdict of the entire college is that they chose the right 
man. The advertLsement columns are filled as they have not been fiUed 
for years, and if the next editorial board does not take the paper free 
from all incumbrances, it will not be the fault of Brother Crandall. 

Although Kappa might fairly be satisfied with the number and kind 
of new men taken in last October, she was not disposed to be too con- 



tented ; and accordingly when she saw another good man she took him 
also. This latest accession is Melvin M. Johnson, of the class of '92, 
and his initiation took place January 21, 1889. Brother Johnson is a 
valuable addition to Kappa in particular and the fraternity in general. 
President Bartlett was present at the initiation in an unofficial capacity, 
and he gave the new brother a warm welcome. 

One week from this evening, on January 28th, President Bartlett, 
accompanied by Treasurer Carter, paid his official visit to the charge. 
We will not attempt any description of his remarks, as 6very charge, or 
nearly every charge, has probably been visited by this time ; but there 
was not a single brother in whose heart the consciousness was not deep- 
ened of the fact that we had a President who was worthy his high office, 
and that the extent to which Brother Bartlett's views were put into 
practical operation would be the measure of our prosperity as a united 

Brothers, let us realize President Bartlett^s ideas. Let us be one in 
purpose, one in aspiration, one even in the practical details of our fra- 
ternity work. We do not meet our brothers from other charges as often 
as we wish we might ; but let us remember that while our fraternity life 
will for the most part be associated with some one charge, yet we are 
members of a fraternity whose spirit is above all charge limitations, and 
whose current of sympathy only flows through the sacred hand-shake of 
Theta Delta Chi. This is the message Kappa sends to her sister charges, 
and with it she says "Good Bye," and bring this too long drawn out 
letter to a close. 


Boston University. 

Lambda takes great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, through 
the columns of the Shielii, the ten brothers initiated into the mystic 
bonds since the last number of the Shield appeared: H. W. Hardy, '91 ; 
C. I. Snow, '91; J. A. Balcom, '92; A. C. Downs, '92; A. A. Estabrook. 
'92 ; W. F. Gilman, '92. J. W. Luce, '92 ;• A. R. Paull, '92 ; I. H. Syl- 
vester, '92; C. B. Tewksbury, '92. Although they have been members 
of our grand old Fraternity but a few weeks, they are already imbued, 
with that spirit of enthusiasm, and loyalty, and love, that characterizes 
every larue Theta Delt. Why is it that our new men catch this spirit so 
quickly? It is because our Fraternity stands for something, because it 
supplies a demand of our natures. Here we find friendship that is true 
and lasting. 

All of our men who attended the Convention came back with a wider 
knowledge and a deeper love for Theta Delta Chi. On the whole, we 


«n^,well pleased with the work of the Convention. We are, of coarse, 
especially pleased with the Convention's choice of a Grand Lodge. 
Brother Bartlett's well known loyalty to the Pratemity, and his long and 
in^^nate connection ¥rith its affairs, make him particularly well fitted to 
fiU the office of President. Brothers Covill and Carter are trae Theta 
Belts in every sense of the word, and what other recommendation is 
ne^ed? The prompt and thorough attention to business which has 
characterized the Grand Lodge deserves hearty commendation. It should 
receive the willing co-operation of every Charge in its efforts to bring 
the Charges into closer union. 

We are glad to announce that Brother Charles J. Bullock has been 
elepted the Conunencement Speaker for the class of '89. This is but a 
just recognition on the part of the faculty, of his high standing as a 
student and a man. His loyalty to Theta Delta Chi is shown by the fact 
that, during his entire course, he has missed but one Charge meeting, 
and that on account of sickness. 

Brother John Wenzel is cataloguing the library of alfout 6,000 volumes 
that the University has lately acquired. He is using the Dewey System. 

Brother A. L. Janes, '89, has been elected Vice President of the Ath- 
letic Association, and McWebber, '89, Director for the College of 
Liberal Arts. 

Already we begin to hear some talk about the New England Banquet. 
I ^m. sure that all who attended last spring will be found at this gather- 
ing of New England Theta Delts next April. Every Director should be 
arousing his Charge on this subject. Let us make it a greater success 
than ever before. 

Brother F. N. Adams, '91, has returned to college this winter after an 
absence of a year. 

Last Tuesday evening we received a visit from the President and 
an^ Treasurer of the Grand Lodge. President Bartlett gave us an ad- 
dress full of excellent advice. Kappa sent over a good delegation. F. 
L. ^rooks and W. P. Biglow, of Iota, were present. Eta Kappa and 
Mil Deuteron have also been favored with the presence of the Grand 
Lq^ge. Brothers Hobson and Janes accompanied the Grand Lodge to 
An^herst College. 

The favorable impression we received of Brother Carter at the Conven- 
tioi^ has been strengthened by his visit here. We had the honor of en- 
terjtaining him while he was in Boston, and a most enjoyable occasion it 
was. We hope to welcome him again in the near future. 





Amhbrst College. 

Since our last communicatioii was written not much has occurred at 
Amherst to interest the readers of The Shield. We have held no recep- 
tions and given no entertainments; nor have there been in college any 
oratorical contests, nor indeed public exercises of any sort, if we except 
the '^ platform meeting " held last October. This, by the way, was quite 
a successful affair. Almost the whole college was gathered in old College 
Hall to listen to arguments on behalf of the two great parties then con- 
tending for the presidency. The chairman, a Senior, opened the exer- 
cises ¥rith a brief speech stating the object of the meeting and the im- 
portance of the issues to be discussed ; then followed five speakers upon 
each side, a Republican and a Democrat alternately. The speeches were 
bright and quite varied in style, and were received with uproarious 
applause by the partisans of each side, who with banners and transpar- 
encies, occupied the floor of the hall. Previous to the speaking there 
was a torchlight parade by the college Harrison and Morton club. The 
proceeds of the entertainment were divided among the athletic organ- 
izations. Combined interest in politics and athletics led the base ball 
management to secure the hall again on the evening of election day and 
arrange to receive and announce the returns there. 

After election we settled down to work again until Thanksgiving. We 
have a recess of only three days at that time ; consequently, many of the 
brothers remain in town during the holiday. We Seniors decided that 
something ought to be done to celebrate, so under the direction of 
Brothers Chamberlain and Spaulding a ''candy puU^' was arranged for. 
Wednesday evening found a lively company assembled in the Theta Delt 
parlors, and with the assistance of young lady friends, molasses candy 
was made in an approved style, and an impromptu literary and musical 
program was carried out with marked success. 

We were favored last term with a call from Brothers Baehr and Lake- 
man,' of Omicron Deuteron and the Dartmouth foot ball team, who 
brought us good news and greetings from the brothers at Hanover. 
Brother Baehr was then on his way to convention, whither our own dele- 
gates, Brothers Camp and Reynolds, had already gone. As we thought 
of the work to be done, and the various pleasures to be enjoyed in con- 
nection with a convention, we wished we could all accompany him. If 
only we could all be delegates — ^if a whole charge could attend a conven- 
tion, what an impetus would be given to the fraternity spirit in that 
charge I But we must be content to gain what we can through our dele- 
gates, and learn from their accounts what we cannot hear for ourselves. 
The reports brought by Mu Qeuteron's delegates on their return from the 



forty-second convention were eminently complete and satisfactory. We 
rejoice at the work there accomplished for OjdX'^ may it be carried 
forward from year to year with increasing prosperity to our beloved fra- 

Oar work here in college the past term has been on the whole satisfac- 
tory : of our eight freshmen six are pursuing the academic course, and of 
the six five have been assigned to the rank division. As the division 
itself numbers only twenty-seven, while the whole class has ninety-three 
members, Theta Delt would seem to be holding her own in '92. The 
position taken by the other delegations, though not susceptible of a like 
numerical statement, is equally creditable. 

The Amherst Glee Club seems to be assured of at least financial success 
this year, as outside parties have undertaken the management of the 
spring trip, guaranteeing to the club $300. Brother Famham, '91, i& 
one of the "first tenors." 

Last term Brother Humphrey, '89, was appointed by the Senior com- 
mittee on committees to serve on the photograph committee. The 
heaviest part of the wojk of this committee has devolved upon Brother 
Humphrey, and it is largely owing to his energy and business capacity 
that the numerous sittings of individuals and groups, as well as other 
dealings with the photograph company, have been so promptly arranged. 

At the last class elections of '89, Brother Camp was re-elected vice- 
president, a position which he has held throughout the entire course. 

Among the men who have recently gone into training for the coming 
base ball season, are Brothers Stewart and Stiles, '91, and Smith, '92. 

Brother Daniels is also training for the inter-collegiate athletic contest,, 
which occurs next May. It will be remembered that Amherst won 
the championship in this contest last year over Dartmouth, Williams^ 
Brown, "Wesleyan, Trinity and Worcester. 

The Sophomore class celebrated the close of their required work in 
mathematics last term by the trial and eremation of "Anna Lyt." The 
cremation and torchlight parade were not different from the usual run of 
such celebrations, but the trial and the seizure of the prisoner by armed 
cow boys were new features and were well executed. Brother Knight 
presided as judge, Brother Avery was counsel for the defense, and 
Brother Cooley crier of the court. 

A quartette composed of Brothers Famham and Woodworth, tenors,, 
and Stiles and Sibley, bassos, gave a concert not long since at a church 
sociable in a neighboring town, and reported a large and enthusiastic 
audience. It is said that the audience supposed they were listening to 
the Glee Club. Whether their enthusiasm grew out of this mistaken 
idea, or was the occasion of it, is not yet clear to the members of the 

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We had the pleasure recently of a visit from Brothers Bartlett and 
Carter, of the Grand Lodge, and Hobson and Jones, of Lambda. Word 
had been received of Brother Bartlett^s intention to pay us k visit, but 
the brothers who went to the station to meet him were surprised — and 
very agreeably so — to see also three other Theta Delts. Their stay was 
greatly enjoyed by the brothers here, especially by those who escorted 
the visitors about the college, and had an opportunity to hear the stories 
of which our official brethren in particular seemed to have an unlimited 
fund. Brother Bartlett^s visit has done much to increase our enthusiasm 
for Qj^X^ and we congratulate the fraternity upon having such a capa- 
ble and energetic man at the helm. 

Lehigh University. 

This issue of the Shield finds ISTu Deuteron in a very healthy and 
prosperous condition, and we hope the other charges are enjoying the 
«ame good fortune. Our delegates to the last convention gave us glorious 
accounts of the good work done there. We are all highly pleased with 
the newly elected Grand Lodge and feel sure that under Brother Bartlett^s 
administration our beloved fraternity will enjoy the height of prosperity. 

We take great pleasure in announcing to the fraternity that we have 
Initiated into he mysteries of 0J X Harry T. Morris, '91, of Pottsville, 
Pa. Brother Morris a typical Theta Delt and is vice-president of his class 
Brother Merrick, '92, who was obliged to leave college for a short time 
on account of sickness, is back with us again. Bro. Farguson, '92, did' 
not return this term, having been taken ill at his home in Memphis, Tenn. ; 
he expects, however, to return next year. We now have ten active 
members, and the best of good will prevails. We were delighted to see 
Bro. Palmer, of Xi, who made us a visit a short time since ; and we 
extend a cordial welcome to all Thetas who will honor us by a visit. 

Delta Tau Delta was re-established a short time ago. A charter of this 
fraternity was held by the Sigma Phi Chapter here until about five years 
ago, when some dissention arose and the members resigned from the 
fraternity. The Sigma Phis have moved into their new house which is 
by far the handsomest house at Lehigh. They have a number of wealthy 
residents here who have spared no expense to make the house a beautiful 
one. The Phi Delta Thetas have taken a house which makes the fifth 
chapter house at Lehigh, the following fraternities occupying houses : 
Wr, 2 *. ^ *, &jdX& $^&. 

HoBART College. 
The Xi Charge of the Theta Delta Chi was instituted June 29, 1857, 



with George Williamson Smith, John T. Barclay, Lewis Moss, 8. Doug- 
las Cornell, Ralph L. Goodrich, Chester Roy, Philip 0. Yawner, David 
David Brooks, and T. James Rundle, as charter members. 

The founder of the Charge was William K. Logie, who left Hobart in 
1857 to enter the Senior class in Union College, where he became a mem- 
ber of the Theta Delta Chi. 

On his return to his home in Geneva, he suggested to his former asso- 
ciates of the Phi Chi local society, the advisability of applying for a 
charter of the Theta Delta Chi. The application was granted, and the 
charter members were initiated at the old Mansion House, a banquet fol- 
lowing the innitiation. The Charge became at once strong and prosper- 
ous, enrolling as members many of the most brilliant men of the college, 
including a majority of the students from the Southern States. 

The breaking out of the civil war was almost the death blow of this 
Charge of the Fraternity. 

In the famous class of '62 there were nine Theta Delts ; seven of them 
enlisted in the Northern or in the Southern army. In the class of '6^ 
were six Theta Delts ; five of them entered the military or naval service. 
Every member of the Charge who enlisted received a commission, and 
many of these officers rose to high rank. 

The Xi has a military record honorable alike to the Charge and to the 
College. From the class of '57, G. Williamson Smith was Chaplain, U. 
S. A. ; W. E. Logie, who fell at the head of his regiment, at Atlanta, 
July 20th, 1864, aged 26 years, was Colonel of the 14l8t N. Y. S. V. 
From '58, Ralph L. Gk>odrich was Lieut. C. S. A. ; Henry E. Handersoo, 
now a trustee of Hobart College, Adjutant General C. S. A. 

From '59, B. F. Lee was Captain 126th N. Y. 8. V. ; T. Innes Ran- 
dolph, Quartermaster C. S. A. 

From '60, T. James Rundle, Adjutant, 168th N. Y. S. V. ; T. W. Mil- 
ler, Surgeon U. S. A. ; George L. Yost, Lieutenant 126th N. Y. S. V. 

From '62, Henry R. Gibson, a member of Gen. Hooker's staff; P. C. 
Gilbert, Captain, 50th N. Y. Engineers ; George E. Pritchett, Captain,. 
126tli N. Y. S. V. ; Wilberforce R. McKnew, Major, C. S, A. ; J. A. 
Johnson, Lieutenant, 50th N. Y. Engineers; Rudolph A. King, Major, 
C. 8. A. ; W. D. Pringle, Adjutant 9th N. Y. Artillery. 

From '63, Charles M. Graves, Master's Mate, U. S. N. ; John L. Ams- 
den, Lieutenant, C. S. A. ; Henry L. Slosson, Engineer, U. S. N. ; Thos» 
T. Hunter, Lieutenant, C. S. N. 

From '64, Frederick L. Tremain, who fell, mortally, woimded, while 
gaUantly rallying his men at Hatchers' Run, Feb. 6th, 1865, Colonel^ 
lOth New York Cavalry. 

Upon the roll of Xi Charge of Theta Delta Chi, are two starred names, 
which ever will be held in honored remembrance, names of men who 


died as heroes, though not upon the field of battle : Louis Sandford 
Schuyler, and William L. Baldwin. 

Louis S. Schuyler, elarus et admirdbUe nomen, the loyal Theta Delt, the 
faithful friend, the devoted priest, died at Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 17, 18^8. 

A special and unique memorial, inserted in the college catalogue by 
request of the Associate Alumni, reads as follows : 

Class Of '71, 




Dr. William L. Baldwin, the beloved physician, died of yellow fever 

at Jacksonville, Fla. Though weakened by disease, and though warned 

of his danger by his fellow physicians, he refused to leave his suffering 

friends, and fell at his post. 

There Baldwin stands, with glory crowned. 

His name throughout the land renowned. 

He did his duty — and he died. 

Of old such men were deified. 

Kow, better taught, the Christ we see 

In lives of holy ministry. 

Although scholarship is not regarded as the most important qualifica- 
tion for membership in Theta Delta Chi, the Xi Charge has many miem- 
bers who wear the Phi Beta Kappa Key. 

A distinguishing feature of the Theta Delta Chi, is the affection 
cherished for the Fraternity by its graduate members. The fraternal ties 
which unite their hearts seem to grow stronger with increasing years. 

The Xi has had her days of darkness, as well as her periods of unusual 
brilliancy, but the star of her fame, though dimmed at times by fleeting 
clouds, shines always the brighter when the clouds have passed away. 

On her roll of honor are such names as these : 

George Williamson Smith, President of Trinity College, and rece^tly 
elected' Assistant Bishop of Ohio ; Lewis Moss, President of the Straits- 
ville Mining Company ; S. Douglass Cornell, proprietor of the Cornell 
White Lead Works, of Buffalo, one of the most enthusiastic of Theta 
Delts, and ex-President of the Grand Lodge; the Hon. Henry R. Gibson, 
of Tenn. ; the Hon. E. O. Graves, late Assistant Treasurer of the United 
States, Chief of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving; the Rt. Rev. 
Mahlon N. Gilbert, S. T. D., Assistant Bishop of Minn. 



Since its establishment in 1857, the XL has held a higl\ place among 
the Charges of the Fraternity. No Charge has borne with more hono^ 
its glorious shield. The Xi has won the admiration of friends and the 
respect of rivals. 

Tne Xi was the founder of the flourishing Charges of the fraternity at 
Hamilton College and at Cornell University. The first president of the 
Giand Lodge of the Theta Delta Chi, was a member of the Xi. A hand- 
somely printed Fraternity song book was published by the Xi in 1869, 
and many of the songs were written by members of this Charge. 

The first college Fraternity journal published in the United States was 
The Shield, <*the organ of the Theta Delta Chi,'* established in 1869, 
and edited by a member of the Xi. 

The lack of a complete file of catalogues and EehoeSj prevents the 
writer from giving a list of all the honor men. Among^ them, we note 
the valedictorians : C. L. Arnold, '75, W. P. McKnight, '77, and C. A. 
Harstrom, '86 ; salutatorians : H. R. Gibson, '62, R. C. Scott, '70, C. A. 
Pool, '72, D, P. Mann, '88; Third honor: H. B. Cone, '69, C. A. Cum- 
mings, '76, J. M. Frost, '84; Master's Oration: C. H. Hibbard, '76. 

Horace White Medalists : B. F. Lee, '59, H. R. Gibson, '62, Lewis 
Halsey, '68, Cameron Mann, '70, Charles A. Pool, '72, William P. Mc- 
Knight, '77, Alex Mann, '81, Carl A. Harstrom, '86. White Rhetorical : 
W. P. McKnight, '77, Louis A. Kedney, '78, George E. Gardner, '80, S. 
A. Watson, '85 ; Cobb Medalists : Lewis Halsey, '68, 1st and 2nd, Cam- 
eron Mann, '70, F. B. Cossitt, '71, James Abercrombie, Jr., '72, Alex. 
Mann, '81. 

Sophomore exhibition prizemen: D. 0. Kellogg, '57, S. D. Cornell, 
'60, A. H. Viele, '64, C. C. Burns, '65, James Abercrombie, '72, George 
F. Kelley, '76, Joseph M. Frost, '84. 

Greek prizemen : H. £. Handerson, Cameron Mann, C. A. Pool, Pierre 
Cushing, Carl A. Harstrom. 

Latin prizemen : Cameron Mann, C. A. Pool, F. P. Harrington, Pierre 

English prizemen : Charles H. Hibbard. 

Prizes have been awarded at two Junior exhibition, one of the prizemen 
being Charles A. Cummings ; President's prize : F. P. Harrington. 

Lewis Halsey. 


Dartmouth College. 

It is with pleasure that Omicron Deuteron ^* stands up to be counted." 
We are all here — thirty-three fellows, who believe that Theta Delta Chi 
is the best thing of the kind in the world and willing to work for her. 
We are doing our usual amount of literary work. Brother Benton spent 



the summer abroad and has given us two very entertaining lectures on 
his trip; another brother is carrying on a series of half^hour talks on 
literary subjects; and we shall close the present term with a burlesque 
operettift. We have thought best to try to introduce these special features 
into our literary programs, and thus vary the monotony which they hare 
heretofore been liable to assume. We are expecting Brother Bartlett .to 
visit us before long and, of course, are very anxious to greet him. In 
the Alumni lecture course conducted by the Dartmouth Literary Monthly^ 
Brother Charles R. Miller, '72, of the New York Times, will deliver one 
•of the lectures. This, course owes its existence to Brother Sullivan, '89, 
an editor of the lAt., who has carried out the necessary details as well as 
having been the author of the plan. The lectures are free and all 
delivered by prominent Alumni. 

Brother Belknap, '92, has been teaching in West Topsham, Vt., Brother 
Clark, '92, in Marshfield, Vt., Brother Perkins, '89, in Wells, Me., and 
Brother Upham was conducting a successful term in Franklin, Vt., when 
called home by the very sudden death of his mother. 

Brother Shurtleff responded to the toast **Our Instructors" at the 
Freshman class supper; Brother Hopkins was Toastmaster, and Brother 
Plummer responded to " Societies " at the Sophomore supper. 

Brother Benton has been elected Junior editor of the Dartmouth as a 
result of competitive work. The charge editor of th^ Shield for the 
next year will be Brother Merrill Shurtliff, '92. 

Brothers A. H. Baehr, Knight, Watson, Thompson, Lakeman and 
E. A. Baehr are training in the new cage under Leon Viau, of the Cin- 
cinnati's, for the 'Varsity team. Brothers Potter and Weston, '92, are 
working for positions on the Athletic team for the Spring meet at 
Worcester. The appearance of *' Dartmouth Lyrics," a collection of 
undergraduate verse, was a prominent feature in the literary life of the 
college. The volume shows a large per cent, of work done by Theta 
Delts. Brother Ingham is at work for special honors in Physics and 
Chemistry. We shall also, undoubtedly, gain a special honor in English. 

There is very little to be noted in the line of general interest. Hanover 
is a quiet place at best. We feel the advantage to be gained from the 
nearness of the Mass. and New York charges, which renders a visit quite 
within the bounds of ease. However, Omicron Deuteron is in the most 
flourishing condition she has been for three years, and with this message 
of cheer I will close this the last letter of my term of association with 
Brother Jones and the Shield. 



With the close of the mid- winter examinations at college, everything 



looks lovely for the new tenn. Pi Deuteron comes up ¥rith as jolly a; 
set of boys as were ever gotten together. All the classes are proportion- 
ately represented in the eleven active men we now have and we expect 
to initiate two more new men during the month of February. We have- 
four sub-Freshmen pledged, but according to a rule among fratemitiiBS- 
here they will not be initiated until their Freshmen year, so that we shall 
have to defer presenting them to the fraternity until that longed for time 
arrives. In the affairs of the college the following will show that Theta. 
Delta Chi more than holds her own. At the recent Senior class elections 
Brother Ferentes was unanimously elected Grand Mfyshal for Commence- 
ment, and Brother Alsdorf , Prophet for Glass-Day, while Brother Water- 
bury, the second honor man of his class, will be found on one of the first 
committees. In athletics, Brother Patterson holds the office of Secretary 
of the College Association. Brother Nelson is considered second to none 
on the lacrosse team, and Brother Fuentes, captain of the baseball nine, 
is the best pitcher in college. We made quite a hit in the appointment 
of Brother Inesada to fill the position of tutor in Spanish during the 
absence of the regular instructor. This appointment gave great satisfac- 
tion to all the students, with whom Brother Inesada was very popular as 
shown in his unanimous election as Vice-Commodore at our annual regatta 
last summer. At the Dramatic Entertainment the other night the several 
fraternities occupied boxes, and in the New York Herald of the next day 
it spoke only of the " jolly boys of Theta Delta Chi." 

We are now in our new rooms at Theta Delta Chi Hall, holding them 
with our sister Charge, Rho Deuteron, so that we seem like one large 
Charge; and while we have separate evenings for our meetings, we 
always welcome the Columbia Boys and are in turn welcomed by them^ 
an example which might be followed by certain other l^temities in New 
York city. 

' Our meetings are largely attended not only by the active men and our 
Charge graduates, but by a number of the graduates of other Charges. 
Brothers Geo. Grass, Taft, Brookins, Yaldes, especially do we always 
welcome for the interest they have taken in our prosperity — ^a prosperity 
which they have helped to promote in many ways. 

Through the efforts of Brother Geo. Grass our Christmas reunion 
lacked no essential to make it a complete success. Many of the brothers 
of other Charges, in addition to our own, were present, and after Hho 
Deuteron had initiated several men we attacked the spread prepared for 
us with the true Theta Delta Chi spirit, and with speeches, stories, jokes 
and songs we ** whooped things up" until well into the small hours of 
the morning. 

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of welcoming Brother Bartlett, 
the President, and Brother Colville, the Secretary of the Grand Lodge, 

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at our rooms. Brother Bartlett gave us some good wholesome advice 
that savored of business and left no doubt but that in the ef&cient hands 
of President Bartlett the interest of Theta Delta Chi would be well taken 
care of and that we shall not only hold but improve the high position 
taken h^ 0/iX among other fraternities. 

Theta Delta Chi turned out as fine a set of men at the 42d Annual 
Convention last November as ever met in New York, and it was very 
pleasant to hear the favorable comments passed upon them by outsiders. 
Our great flag of black, white and blue which waved so grandly over the 
5th Ave. Hotel attracted the attention and curiosity of every passer by 
and brought us into more prominence than ever before, especially among 
college men. 

We wese very much pleased to find in the last Shield, which by the 
way was in fine shape, that all the Charges were doing so well and trust 
their prosperity will be ever on the increase. Our active men at present 

'89— Ezra K. Waterbury, Edw. G. Alsdorf , Ventura Fuentes, 

'90— F. H, Raterson, F, R. Traflford, G. T. Dutcher, Dean Nelson. 

'91— Geo. Goebel, E. Ehlers. 

'92— A. B. Cole, M. 8. Parker. 


Columbia College. 

Rho Deuteron is at present well, happy and flourish} ng, notwithstand- 
ing the fact that the dreaded intermediate examinations have just taken 
place, and our reports have not as yet been posted. Our rooms, at No. 
18 West 42d St., are neatly and cosily furnished, and we now occupy 
them in conjunction with Pi Deuteron. During convention week we 
were enabled to show delegates from some of the other charges our new 

Since the last issue of the Shield we have been very busy. We have 
initiated five men in the School of Law and two Freshmen from the School 
of Mines. We have other men, from both the Arts and Mines, in view. 

At our last meeting in January we were honored by the presence of the 
entire Grand Lodge, with the exception of Bro. Carter, of Epsilon Deu- 
teron. Bro. Bartlett struck us at a very favorable time, and during his 
visit we had the pleasure of initiating Bro. Chas. F. Walker, School of 
Mines, '92. 

During the meeting Bro. Bartlett addressed us, and gave us some very 
useful working points. He related his experiences on his visits to other 
charges and said thi^ he was going to speak to us, not as a flatterer, but 

/ '280 THB BHIBLD. 

•as the tnie friend who chides. He criticised many points, and heartily 
urged us to carry out our plans of getting a house next yet^r. 

We also received a very pleasant visit not long ago from Bro. Cook, of 

There is a movement on foot in our charge to get up a Theta Delt camp 
to go to Lake Oeorge next summer and spend a month in which we are 
very much interested. 

Our officers are the same as last term. 


Dickinson Colleoe. 

Sigma has enjoyed one of the most prosperous years in the history of 
her existence. We have eleven men, among whom allow us to introduce 
to the fraternity at large, Brother C. J, Hepburn, '92, Brother J. A. 
Brandt, '92, and F. C. Fletcher, '92, all good and loyal brothers. 

Brother Baldwin, who left unexpectedly last year, has returned. 

Brothers Wallace and Hanly represented Sigma on the foot ball team, 
And Brothers Heberling and Hanly on the glee club. 

With four good men pledged for next year's class, a new and comfort- 
able suite of three rooms ready for us immediately,' and every hope for a 
charge house in the near future, we feel justified in saying that should a 
brother happen to wander into this neck o* land we will try and give him 
a royal reception ; and we are sure Brother Bartlett will testify as much 
•after visiting us. 


Lafayette Colleoe. 

Not dead, only slumbering; only hoarding our strength for the effort 
which will put Phi in her old place of honor and glory in our grand old 
fraternity. Phi dead ? Not a bit of it I We are alive — ^very much alive, 
thank you, and kicking, or rather we are ready to kick if any one doubts 
our vitality. We just waited for a chance to get there, and needless to 
say we are here. When all was ready, down to Lafayette came President 
Bartlett, Secretary Coville and Treasurer Garter, of the Grand Lodge; 
E. A. Kimball and C. J. Bullock, of Lambda; S. S. Wallace and J. R. 
Heberling, of Sigma ; John Reneer, of Rho Deuteron, and the entire Nu 
Deuteron charge. The visitors were met by Brothers Frank W. Stewart, 
Phi '69, and Dr. H. D. Michler, #, '76, and then the initiation took 
place. The present active members of Phi are: J. G. Woods, '89, F. R. 
Fretz, '90, C. K. Read, '90, R. C. Bryant, '91, A. E. Keigwin, '91, W. 



L. Sanderson, '91, A. J. Weisley, '91, E. A. Loux, '92, W. A. Jones, '92; 
H. D. Oliver, '92, 0. H. Werner, '92, W. Dumont, '92. 

With the aid of Brothers Stewart and Michler we now occapy rooma 
which are cosily yet elegantly furnished, and we extend a most cordial 
invitation to all our brothers to visit us and see them. 

Among our members we have the first honor man in '89 and '92; best 
violinist in the college and city; best heavy athlete in college; President, 
Vice-President and Marshall of '92, and more yet. So we have come to- 
stay, and are going to make a name for ourselves from the very start. 



Levi Turner, Jr., '86, is Representative in the Maine Legislature from 

O. R. Cook, '86, is Principal of the High School, Warren, R. I. 

H. C. Hill, '88, will teach the spring term of Patten High School,. 
Patten, Maine. 

W. T. Hall, Jr., '88, is studying law at Richmond, Maine. 

C. F. Hersey, '39, is supplying the Congregational pulpit at Falmouth. 

C. L. MitcheU, '88, is supervisor of schools at Freeport, Me. 

W. C. Kendall, '85, will accompany a scientific expedition into the 
Gulf of Mexico this winter. 

'60 — W. W. Thomas, of Maine, who was formerly Minister to Sweden^ 
will doubtless be reappointed, as he is indorsed by almost everybody of 
influence, and received his original appointment through the influence of 
Mr. Blaine. — N. T, Press. 


'60 — President Capen was recently elected a member of the Massachu- 
setts State Board ot Education. 

'61 — Judge Charles G. Pope was chosen mayor of Somerville, Mass., 
for the year 1889. 

'68 — Professor Charles E. Fay is obtaining an enviable reputation as a 
lecturer. He gave an illustrated lecture Dec. 8, 1888, before the Brook- 
lyn (N. Y.) Historical Society on **The Song of the Nibelungs." He 

delivered another lecture in Brooklyn the same week on ''Mountaineering 
on the Crest of the Continent." Both were highly praised by the city 

'70 — Rev. J. Coleman Adams, D. D., of Chicago, was the recipient of 
a Christmas gift of $1,000 from four gentlemen of his congregation. 

'77 — D. R. Brown, M. D., of Brooklyn, has become a specialist in 
lung disease. 



'79 — W. M. Perry is in the insurance business at 4307 S. Halsted St., 
and 204 La Salle St., Chicago, III. 

'80 — W. W. Leach is a member of the Massachusetts House of Repre- 
sentatives, from Palmer. 

'81 — ^E. E. Powers has removed from Boston to New York, and is sit- 
uated at 286 N. 22d St. His office is in the Potter building. 

'82 — C. W. Gterould has given up his school at Stoughton, Mass,' and 
is traveling in Germany, where he intends renudning about a year. 

'86 — Ralph E. Joslin has been chosen superintendent of a Sunday 
School in Hudson, Mass. 

'87 — ^E. E. Metcalf is the secretary of the Newton Musical Society, 
and his address is 19 Milk St., Boston. 

'87 — Charles H. Patterson was married Nov. 19, 1888, to Miss Amy 
Bonner, of Somerville. He is principal of the High School at West 
Newbury, Mass. 

'88 — George A. Bailey has taken a trip south to Fort Parpre, Alabama. 


'88. — ^Bro. C. W. Blockett has entered the Boston University School of 

'88. — ^Brother Emerson A. Kimball is teaching St. Luke's School, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

'88. — F, Spencer Baldwin is reporting the proceedings of the Vermont 
Legislature for the Mantpdier Watchman. 

'88. — Wales R. Stockbridge, Jr., is in the employ of the Oriental Tea 
Co., 85 Court St., Boston. 

'88. — ^F. R. Magee has occupied a position all summer in the Atlas 
National Bank, Boston. 

'91. — F. N. Adams expects to return to college in the winter. 

'90. — Geo. H. Spencer is preaching in Chelsea. > ^ 

Luther Freeman, '89, has been sick, but is about college again. 

C. B. Tewkesbury, '92, is ill at his home. 

Wales Rogers Stockbridge, '88, is to start for California soon where he 
has a business opening. 

John C. Ferguson, '86, has been elected to the presidency of a college 
In China. 

Rev. John D. Pickles spent the summer and early fall in Palestine. 

C. D. Meserve, '87, is teaching in Hollis, N. H. 

F. Spencer Baldwin, '88, is connected ¥rith the Vermont WcUehman, a 
paper printed at Montpelier Vt. 

Emerson A. Kimball, '88, accompanied by Brother Aikei^, Omlcron 
Deuteron, cave us a visit a short time ago. They are both teaching in 

'8S. — C. H. L<wgf«llow is * Bcakn- in B«tfmj Tktourt: 

'85.— J. V. Xdrv ia in Us tkmi ymr ax thf (-oIhv u! foTi 
«od Sur gaoM, Nnr Torit. AddraE SOC W SSii anvc: 

'80. — E. O. Adsma. of OwUoas*. Minn.. «*>- omibci a' U.' iv 
tion SaperinteBdeait at SdoolB for Steekr coiiiit:i 

>8«.— G. K. Brockwsj bw oiMKd tht UtOLtu. y T U'^l.-.a '.' 
AddroM S4 West Are. 

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Brotho' Cinatee H. CbnK. >«C. i 
And is now piBctiidne l>v in bafikv, S "i 

Brodier Jtdin O. Chace. ~h^ qk- w.-i-riAro •. tMt::n 
BaSslo Cartage and Sums* ^-ij 

Brotber CalTis W. B^mrvvM "»••. um' trt: -.-''.■nr- 

BrothfT W. E- Hilifc. I-: roar lu- ' trj-uu. .. 
Gnion in Osiafaa. Keb. 

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storm at Kiagan Falk- ok Zm^. vil ur. i>- wb- f-:>« 
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'88. — Brother Gregory is principal of Sawin Academy, Sherborn, Mass.. 

'88. — Brother Hall is a Junior in Andover Theological Seminary. 

'88. — Brother Lawrence is teaching in Harrington, Del. 

'88. — Brother Shapleigh is at present in a newspaper office in Great 
Falls, N. H. 

'88. — Married, in Mansfield, Mass., December 4, at the residence of the 
bride's parents, Miss Cora Y. Chase, daughter of G. G. Chase, to Charles. 
H. Morrill, principal of Haverhill Academy, Haverhill, N. H. 


Washington and Jefferson. 

James Watson, '70, is practicing law in New York, his office being at 
59 Wall street, and residence at 98 Fifth avenue. 

Washington and Lee. 

Howard Martin, '73, left New York late in September last, to assume 
the duties of Secretary of the U. S. Legation at Pekin, China. We con- 
gratulate him on his appointment to a position he is so admirably adapted, 
to fill. 

Hamilton. • 

A. Gardiner Benedict, '72, who so acceptably replied to the toast to 
"Our Educators," at the late New York Graduate dinner, is Principal 
and Proprietor of the Houghton Female Seminary at Clinton, N. Y. Thi& 
is one of the best and most flourishing ladies' schools in the State, having 
a hundred and sixty resident and day pupils. We are glad to chronicle 
his success in life. 


Webster R. Walkley, '60, is the New York manager of the Peck, 
Stow & Wilcox Co. This is one of the largest wholesale hardware 
houses in the country and the business fully engrosses his time. One 
would hardly think such surroundings would conduce to poetical thought, 
yet the poem delivered at the recent reunion of the New York Graduate 
Association was a gem, and surprised those who were so fortunate as to 
be present and listen to it. If published it would give him high rank in 
literary circles. 


Judge Wm. Lawrence, '71, of Cambridge, O., took an active part on 
the Republican side in the late campaign. His address before the 
Farmers' National Congress at Chicago last November on the American 
Wool Interest, was issued as a campaign document by the National 



Bepublican Committee, and given wide circulation, effecting important 
results in determining the vote of those engaged in agricultural pursuits. 
The Judge deserves and should have important recognition from the 
incoming administration, and we look for his obtaining it. 


Charles V. Mapes, '57, is Vice-President of the Mapes Fertilizer Co., 
158 Front street. New York. The passing years have no effect on him, 
his spirits being still as buoyant as when a college boy. At the last 
Graduate's dinner he. Col. Smith and Griggs, made a jolly trio at the 
table, and he has since expressed himself as never having had so much 
enjoyment in his life before. He is particularly interested in the move- 
ment to establish a fraternity club in New York. 


Dr. Charles F. Stokes, '84, has recently been appointed Assistant 
Surgeon in the U. S. Navy, and assigned to the S. S. Minnesota, now 
lying in New York Harbor. We wish the Dr. the rapid promotion his 
skill and abilities have shown him to merit. 

W. L. Stone, Jr. '84, is a practising lawyer at West Superior, Wisconsin. 

William and Maby. 

Col. Wm. Lamb, '53, of Norfolk, Va., was the leading candidate for 
elector-at-large from his state, on the Republican ticket, at the recent 
Presidential election. He is a warm friend and admirer of Gen'l Mahone 
and a powerful factor in Virginian politics. Those who have met him 
at the New York reunions feel that he is deserving of all the good things 
the gods can provide. 

Wm. J. H. Ballard, '68, is now located in New York city. His busi- 
ness head-quarters are with W. S. Nichols & Co., bankers, 33 Wall St., 
and his residence is Staten Island. It is only necessary to state he was 
one of the old William & Mary College men, so celebrated in the fratern- 
ity circle since before the war. 


Wm. E. Savery, '65, is head of the firm of John Savery's Son & Co.^ 
manufrs. of iron hpUow ware, 97 Beekman St., N. Y. He is actively 
interested in prison reform and the prevention of the competition of 
prison with free labor. 

Edmund W. Powers, '81, has left the shades of Boston and located in 
New York where his legal abilities can have wider scope. His speech at 
the late reunion dinner indicates that his clients are fortunate in securing 
him to guard their interests. His address is the Potter Building. 

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UinvBBSiTY OF Yebmont. 

'54 — Ool. Rodney Smith, Senior Assistant Paymaster General U. S. A., 
is Chief Paymaster of the Division of the Atlantic with headquarters at 
New York city. His duties keep him busily occupied as his jurisdiction 
extends as far west as the Missippi river. General Howard, commanding 
the Division of the Atlantic, in a recent conversation said that he con- 
sidered Colonel Smith to be one of the finest ofiSLcers in the service. We 
were glad to witness his evident enjoyment and appreciation at the 
recent dinner of the New York Graduate Association. 

'54 — ^William Smith has recently been promoted to a lieut. -colonelcy 
in the Pay Department U. S. A. and is stationed at St. Paul, Minn. 

Jeffebson College. 

'60 — Alvaro F. Gibbens is editor of the Prominent Men of West Virginia 
wi^ his office at Charleston, W. Yirginia. He still takes a lively inter- 
est in Theta Delta Chi. 


Hon. John W. Griggs, '68, of Paterson, N. J., is one of the best after- 
dinner speakers we have ever had the pleasure of listening to, rivaling 
the famous Chauncey Depew. He is a man of feeling, and thoroughly 
understands the principles that actuate the fraternity relation. He said 
he was not a candidate for the cabinet, but we feel sure President Har- 
rison could not have found an abler or better adviser nor one who could 
be more satisfactory as one of his official family. 

Benjamin Douglass, Jr., '71, chairman of the executive conmiittee of 
the N. Y. Graduate Association, is a very busy man. He controls the 
law and collection department of R. G. Dun & Co.'s Mercantile Agency 
throughout this country and in Europe. The business was established by 
his father, and its magnitude may be judged by the fact that in N. Y. 
City alpne it gives employment to about 460 clerks, printers and binders. 
The members of the association feel deeply indebted to him for his efforts 
in their behalf, the success of the last two reunions being due to his liber- 
ality and management. 

Alexander H. Sherrerd, '70, is chemist for the Lackawanna Coal and 
Iron Co., at Scranton, Pa. His robust physique indicates the climate of 
the Wyoming valley agrees with him. 


'58. The PdU MaU Gaeettey with reference to the rumor that Mr. John 
Hay is to succeed Mr. Phelps, which it discredits, says it is certain that 
the author of '* Little Breeches" would be extremely well received, and 
that he would be popular in London, where he is already well known. 


Hu great wealth wonld be no diaqualiflcatioii for the post of Hiniater, 
either from an Engliah or American point of view. Wealth, I will add, 
is absolutely essential to anj American Hinister in London who does not 
renounce social life. No Minister can or ever did live on his salary, 
except by practicing miserable economies. — Q. W. 8., London later to 
N. T. Trihtw. 

'60. Congressman H. J. Bpooner, of Rhode Island, although rarely 
' heard of in public life, is a lucky dog. In earlier days he was the politi- 
cal protege of Senator H. B. Anthony when that famous statesman and 
editor controlled the fortunes of the minature Commonwealth. When 
Anthony died Spooner inherited his political guardian's power and popu- 
larity, and these sent him to Congress, where he has been ever since. Yet 
he is never heard of in connection with any significant movement or 
measure, and probably he never will be. But in Washington his name 
is a familiar one, for there the quiet, Quakerlike CongreBsman, who is 
not afrud to spend the wealth his cotton manufactory has brought him, 
disburses more money for delightful dinners than the rest of the Bhode 
Island delegation, the Senators included, combined. He is a fast Mend 
of Perry Belmont, aad, more than any other member of the lower house, 
will miss the presence in Washington of the New York banker's aspiring 
son. Spooner is making a. brief stay in this city before going to the 
capital.— Jf. T. World. 

'61. Charles M. Stead, of New York, left in January for a three 
months' visit to England. We expect that he and Oeo. L. Herrick, 
Brown, '64, who resides in Iiondou, are as usual, visiting the sights of 
that ancient city together. 


Charles C. Bums, Hobart, '66, is practicing law in New York City, hia 
office being at No. 1 Broadway. 

Mortimer C. Addoms, Hobart, '63, was recently elected President of 
the Young Men's Republican Club of New York City. We congratulate 
him, and shall look for the announcement of his further political advance- 
ment, which is sore to come. 

'68. Rev. Lewis Halsey contributed the following to the Hobart 

Levi P. Mobton. 

Cbalmum of tbs Board ofTnisteee of Hobart Oolite. 


Friend of our college and our commonwealth, 
8ahete ! "Tis the nation's hope and health 
To call to high estate each worthy son, 
And thou art worthy of thy honors won. 


Saikete! Stateflnuui, diplomat, and sage, 
Thou brave knight-eriaiit of this later age 1 
Honored in other lands as in our own, 
Thy name ia loved and blessed wherever known. 
The starving sons of Erin's isle have heard 
That name, in many homes a household word. 
The younff Republic of the East thy name 
Holds hi^ in honor, and thy country's fame 
Shines brighter where, in lands beyond the sea, 
Thy hand upheld the torch of liberty. 
Friend of the poor, ambassador to France, 
Doctor of Laws, and Master of Finance, 
Long may thy life to bless our land be given, 
Late may the Master call thee home to Heaven ! 
Farmer Village, N. Y. Lewis Halset. 

Ralph H. Brandreth, Hobart, '81, is an the stafE of Gov. Hill, of New 
York, with the rank of Brigadier-General. The General is the most 
popular officer on the staff, as those who know him can well understand. 


Judge A. A. Yates, '54, is again active in the N. Y. State Senate, in 
the interest of prison reform. The adoption of his bill at the last session 
gave him an extended reputation in the State. 

Daniel Lerch, '59, since leaving the Smithsonian Listitute at Wash> 
ington, has become connected with the New York Life Insurance Co., 
in New York city. He is reputed to be one of the best informed men on 
the subject of life insurance in the country, and he certainly is possessed 
of wonderful powers of explanation and persuasion. Any one wanting 
a policy will do well to consult him. 

W. M. Rexford, '62, is engaged in fulfilling a contract for building an 
important line of railroad in Ohio. He will be absent from New York 
most of the year, but letters will be forwarded to him if addressed to the 
University Club. 

General John C. Graves, '68, is now president of the Frontier Ele- 
vator Co,\ Buffalo, N. Y. He returned from a tour in Europe some time 
ago, and during the late campaign took an active part in politics, being 
particularly desirous of the election of Warner Miller as governor of New 
York, they having been in college at the same time. 

Univebsity op N. C. 

Wm. M, Coleman, '58, formerly Attorney General of North Carolina, 
is practicing law at Washington, D. C, but resides at Forrestville, Prince 
George's county, Md. Notwithstanding the demands of his profession 
he devotes much time to his favorite literary work. He is one of the 
few remaining of the old cordial University of North Carolina men, more 




than half of whom have already gone to join the Omega Chwge. Long 
may he live. 

Allen S. Bower, '61, is now assiBtant Postmaster at Natchez, Miss. H« 
writes a feeling letter, and we would like to meet him and give him the < 

Thomas C. Thompson, '61, ib President of the Thompson Drug Co., at 
Chilveston, Texas. James P. Johnson, of the same class, is a wholesale 
grocer in the same city. 

R. P. I. 

Charles Macdonald,, '57, president of the Union Bridge Co., New York, 
has returned from his yisit to Australia, with health greatly improved. 
He reports the bridge over the Hawkesbury river almost completed; the 
difficult part of the work, due to the extraordinarily deep foundations of' 
the piers, having long since been successfully accomplished. The result 
is quite a triumph for his skill, especially as his plans were accepted in 
preference to those submitted by the most accomplished engineers of 
France, Germany and England. His bridge over the Hudson at Pough- 
keepsie is already finished. 

Clark Fisher, '58, of Trenton, N. J., was in his usual happy vein at 
the last graduates' dinner in New York, and the shout of welcome that 
went up as he entered the hall indicated the pleasure of those present at 
seeing him there. He intends making a short visit to Europe the coming 
summer to attend the Paris Exposition. 

Wm. P. Anderson, '60, is residing at Cincinnati, Ohio. He is largely 
interested in the Standard Oil Co., and actively engaged in managing 
his other important interests. Many of his fraternity associates express 
the desire to revive old reminiscences with him again. 

Peter D. Vroom, '62, late captain 8d Cavalry, U. S. A., has been ap- 
pointed by the President, Inspector-General with the line rank of Major, 
his appointment dating January 17, 1889. The Inspector-General's de- 
partment is .a staff department, and all officers are called Inspector- 
Cteneral. The General has an enviable reputation in the army, both as 
an officer and a gentleman, his brother officers speaking of him in the 
highest terms. His former undergraduate intimates and the entire fra- 
ternity rejoice in his advancement and success in his profession. 

J. Lawrence Rathbone, '64, has proved a very popular representative 

of his country in the position of consul-general at Paris. We presume 
the turn of the political wheel now impending will soon cause him to 
return to his home in Ban Francisco, Cal. 

Edward G. Gilbert, '68, vice-president of the Gilbert Car Co., of Troy, 
N. Y., passes about half his time in New York city. His office is in the 
Drexel building, cor. Wall and Broad Sts., and his residence when in the 
city at the Murray ffiU Hotel. He is as companionable and popular as 
of old. 






The Committee on the Catalogue desires information concerning the 
following brothers : 
Liformation should be sent to O. S. Davis, Hanover, N. H. 

Pursell, John H., '50 


Cook, Charles B., '79 Herrick, M., '74 

Durkee, J. H., '74 Palmer, A. W., '74 

Shoemaker, M. M., '74 

Andrews, Thomas A., '56 Perry, Andrew J., '55 

Case, Isaac P., *57 Simons, William B., '56 


Adams, William A., '72 
Camp, John Jr., '56 
Cooke, Sidney E., '64 
Dunn, Charles C, '57 
Hughes, Andrew L., '65 
Lloyd, Horatio G., '55 
MacFarlane, Graham, '72 

May, Charles, '59 
Pierce, C^rge H., '58 
Powell, WilSam D., *5ft 
Smith, James G., '55 
Story, Peter P., '55 
Trott, John W., '69 
Upson, Stephen, '57 


Ballard, W. J. H., '58 Hart, George H., '54 

Hoo^, Edward L., '53 
Martin, Thomas, '57 
Wilkinson, Charles, '5S 

Gillian, James G., '54 
Grandy, Cyrus W., '65 
Graves, William JL, '55 

Butler, Henry W., '61 
Finney. Joseph E., '60 
Harkness, Frank, '72 
Kelton, Edward G., '63 
McKinney, M. G., '78 


Morris, Edgar H., '59 
Norris, William E., '57 
Olcott, Egbert, '59 
Paine, C. A., '75 
Palmer, Henry R., '79 
Pierce, Fenelon A., '67 
Ransford, Hascall, '59 Tucker, Charles R., '64 

Robert, James A., '58 Tulane, Louis, '56 

Scott, Frederick, '74 Tytus, John B., '69 

Thompson, Charles S., '62 Whitredge, John C, '60 

Bradstreet, David Nale, '66 Hilton, Stephen, '63 

Hayes, Daniel Edward, '59 Howe, James Madison, Jr., '63 

Knight, James Melville, '64 

Brice, James K., '77 Shaffer, Charles B., '83 

O'Connell, Patrick A., '57 Skinner, Benjamin S., '60 




Oaughey, William H., *84 Spooner, Frank A., ^76 

Griffin, Hiram, '82 Lane, Edward B., '81 

Hayden, Francis C, '80 Lane, Emery W., '82 

Weeks, George F., '80 

Alexander, William R., '73 
Almond, Marcus B., 74 
Bellamy, John D., '74 
Callahan, Bryan, '75 
Dunlap, James K, '75 


Garrison, James G., '70 
Nelson, Keating S., '75 
Robertson, Alexander F., '73 
Thomas, George S., '75 
Ward, Patrick H., '78 ^ 

Wilson, Thornton S., '76 

Oook, George W., '63 Laux, Carl, Jr., '62 

Winsor, Samuel A., '60 

Mellen, James R., '65 
Mitchell, J. K., 71 
Norton, Frederick L., '72 
Richey, C. D., '66 
Roberts, C. C, '71 
Shriver, Charles E., '69 
Smith, Frank W., '62 
Smith, Frank K., '64 
Tompkins, Jackson B., '64 
Townsend, Cyrus, '59 
Turner, C. B., '71 

Adams, William P., '66 
Beatty, R. D. '67 
B^shfield, L. C, '69 
Clendenan, D. W., '71 
Daniels, W. C, '72 
Deleplain, L. L., '70 
Doty, C. B., '71 
Harvey, Israel, '72 
Huston, Frank, '69 
Jewell, John D., lawyer, '60 
Kerr, Robert A., M. D., '67 

Kirchoff, Frederick Wm., '73 
Bill, A. H., '71 Wood, C. L., '84 

Miles, John C, '66 

Cox, B. Frank, '68 Rhoads, Gleniss C, '72 

Hickman, Henry H., '72 Righter, George M., '72 

Linn, John T., 69 Rogers, George H., '70 

Slater, Milton T., '69 

Appelman, Lloyd P., '73 

Ayer, E. Irving, '72 
Blossom, Thomas E., '71 
Chapman, Hobart M., '74 
Clark, Orlando E., '76 
Fitch, Arthur H., '73 
Gage, John R., '77 

Kline, Frank J., '69 

Markham, Spencer S., '78 
Mason, Orlim J., '74 
Oaks, John F., M. D., '70 
Van Auken, Edwin E., '75 
Weir, William B., '77 
Wile, Isaac G., '70 



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