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Vice Presidents. 
Hon. Samuel D. Morris, Charles McDonald, 

Jaxsb Cruikshank, LL. D., Col. Rodney Smith, U. S. A. 

Franklin Burdob, Charles R. Miller. 

Executive Committee. 

Benjamin Douglass, Jr., Chairman. 
A. W. NicoLL, Samuel Huntington, Jr., 

H. G. H. Tarr, Rorert H. Eddt, 

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VOL. V. MAY, 1889. No. i. 


0*er our Shield a mystic light 

Of Love divine and Hope is blending 
With Heaven's blue— the black and white ; 

To one and all its message sending — 
That tale of old, so oft retold 

Yet ever new— our faith fraternal, 
The love we bear to her so fair 

Our Queen, our joy— divine — eternal. 


The following article, while but little more than a mere compilation of 
names, is intended for the beginning of a series, which will establish in 
a substantial form, the history of our fraternity. Even the least interest* 
ed, must feel the necessity for a source of this information more lastidg 
and more satisfying than mere tradition. 

The publication of such data as can be readily employed, must neces- 
sarily be disjointed, but as it is only intended to open the way for a 
complete, full and accurate history, it is believed that some good at least 
will be accomplished. 

At a time when our great country, both North and South is preparing 
to commemorate the loss of those heroes who gave up their lives in de- 
fense of their country and their cause, it is singularly appropriate that 
we should pay a tribute to our brothers who too fought and maybe died 
but who whether living with us yet, or gone to the Great Omega Charge 
above, are so well deserving of this proof of our esteem and affection. 


As General Hillyer, Qrant's Chief -of -staff, said at the convention, banquet 
in 1870, *^0n either side Theta Delta Chi sent forth her young men, their 
garments sparkling with dew and redolent with the perfumes of the 
academic groves, to mingle in the ranks, and endure the dust and heat 
and excitement of the terrible conflict. But thank Gk>d we are one 
society, one army, one nation again. ^' 

Yet with all the devotion to principle exhibited on both sides in that 
awful struggle, we have great cause for rejoicing in the proofs that the 
love that binds together our hearts in Theta Delta Chi, was greater than 
the feeling which separated families and made the hand of brother raised 
against brother. And here again it is sweet to record that incident, 
beautiful enough to be a legend, and yet in its historic truth, sublime 
enough to gladden and strengthen the heart and faith of every Theta 
Delt. Can any of us go back in imagination, to that sad and mournful 
day after the battle of Roanoke Island and see there upon the field sur- 
mounted by the awful witnesses of national hatred, those two ofilcers cold 
in death, one in blue and the other in gray, yet with their hands locked 
in the sacred **grip" of Theta Delta Chi, without feeling his heart stirred 
to its innermost depths by this token of the love which passing all human 
understanding made those men, enemies in life, yet at least brothers in 
that sacred bond of friendship to which their faith and fidelity was 

On either side the names of Theta Delta Chi will long be remembered 
with love and admiration. French, the first man at the battle of Fred- 
ericksburg to mount the Heights and retake the Washington Field Battery, 
captured at Bull Run, and Hillyer, General Grant^s staunch friend in his 
days of adversity, are well offset by Lamb, the valiant defender of Fort 
Fisher when taken by Terry and Beverly St. Geo. Tucker, the great 
Confederate raider, the only one whom glorious little ^'Phir* Sheridan 
ever feared. But on neither side was there a better example of fidelity 
than that given by Brother Tench F. Tilghman, Chief-of -staff to Jeffer- 
son Davis. Says Colonel W. L. Stone : *'At the final dissolution of the 
Southern Confederacy and the fiight of Jefferson Davis, Tilghman was 
the officer selected by the Confederate government to take charge of the 
treasury and archives. That the trust was well founded, was proved by 
subsequent events. On the morning of Mr. Davis^ capture, Tilghman 
waited upon him at his bedside and said : **Mr. Davis, by this map you 
may see that the enemy are here ; such and such is the situation of the 
roads. If you come with me you will be able to leave the country with 
safety. If you do not, you will be captured in five hours. " To Mr. Davis* 
replying curtly that he **knew his own business best." Tilghman con- 
tinued, ** Very well, sir; I have been entrusted with the treasure and 


archives, aod propose to secure them even at the peril of the loss of your 
favor and of my life. I shall start at once by the route I have marked 


The result is well known. In le$» than five hours, Mr. Davis was a 
prisoner but the arekives were safe. When, a few weeks after in the re- 
cesses of the forest, Tilghman learned that all was lost, he alone and with 
his own hands buried the treasure and archives, and unless during the 
four days between his parting with me and his untoward death, he re- 
vealed the spot, the secret as to the whereabouts of the archives is for- 
•ever buried. 

In preserving the names and as far as possible the records of our brothers 
who fought in the late rebellion, I have been seriously hampered by the 
fact that many names of participants have not been recorded. Where 
-such record was kept, however, careful search has been made in the Vol- 
unteer Register for regiments, and many have not been capable of veri- 
dcation. Any further information concerning these given, or those 
passed over through lack of record, will be gratefully received and may 
be forwarded to The Shield. 


Alpha. Union. 

William S. Hillyer, ^48, General U. S. A. and chief of staff to General 

William H. Merriam, L. L. D., '62, Brevet Major U. S. V. ; previously 
Ist Lieut. 169 N. Y. 8. V. ^ 

George A. Pomeroy, '57, Major. Regiment not given. 

William L. Logic, '57, Colonel Ulst N. Y. Vol. Killed at Peach 
Tree Creek, Ga., 20th July, 1864. 

WilUe M. Rexford, '60, Lt. Colonel 131 N. Y. Volunteers. 

Ingham, Geo. T., '60, Captain U. S. A. 

Alson T. Sherwood, '68, Captain U. 8. V. Regiment not given. 

George M. Stewart, '68, 2nd Lieut. 46th Mass. U. 8. Y. 

Gamma. Universitt of Vermont. 

Hon. George D. Kellogg, '58, Lieut. Colonel 1st Vt. Cavalry U. 8. V. 
Smith, William B., '54, Brevet Lieut. Colonel U. S. V. 

Delta. R. P. I. 

Walter W. Webb, Jr., '55, Colonel U. 8. V. Regiment not given. 
Joseph Lawrence Hicks, '56, Surgeon, with rank of Major, Ist N. Y. , 
U. 8. V. 


William Prince, '56, Ist Lieut. 109 N. Y., U. 8. V. 

Harvey 8. Chatfield, '56, Colonel 102 N. Y., U. 8. V. 

Henry W. Merian, '58, 8econd Assistant Engineer U. 8. N. Lost in 
the U. 8. iron clad Weehawken in front of Charleston. 

WUliam W. MiUer, '58, Ist Lieut. 8d N. J. Infantry 

Joseph J. Henry, '58, Captain 9th K. J. Infantry. Killed at the bat> 
tie of Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, 1862. 

William B. Gibson, '58, Assistant 8urgeon, U. 8. N. Died at Key 
West of yellow fever in 1862. 

William P. Anderson, '58, Captain 6th Ohio Infantry. Later Assist- 
ant Adjutant (General. 

James Cromwell, '59, Major 124th K. Y. Infantry. Killed at Gettys- 
burg July 2d« 1868. 

Otis Fisher, '62, 1st Lieut. 8th U. 8. Infantry. Killed before Peters- 
burg 8ept. 30th, 1864. 

Peter J. Yroom, Jr., '62, Major 2d N. J. Cavalry. Brevetted Colonel 
in March, 1865. 

J. Lawrence Rathbone, '64, 1st Lieut. 141st N. Y. Infantry. 

8illiman, William, '65^ Colonel 26th U. 8. Colored Infantry. Died 
Dec. 26th, 1864, of wounds received in action at Gregory's Farm, 8. C. 

Zbta. Brown University. 

George W. Carr, M. D., '57, Surgeon, with rank of Major, 2d Rhode 
Island Infantry. 

Millar, Robert, M. D., '59, Captain and Assistant 8urgeon 4th R. I. Y. 

William L. Jones, '60, 1st Lieut, in Ninth Army Corps under Bum- 
side. Killed in the battle of Fredericksburg in December, 1862. 

Hon. Henry J. 8pooner, Ist Lieut, and Adjutant 4th R. I. Yols. 

Sumner U. Shearman, '61, Captain 4th R. I. Yols. 

Thomas Henry Edsall, '61, Ist Lieut, and Adjutant 176th N. Y. Yol.,. 
and acting Adjutant General, Department of the Gulf. 

Lucien B. Stone, '62, 2d Lieut. Ist R. I. Yol. 

Chas. F. Mason, '62, Ist Lieut. Ist Artillery, R. L Y. 

Eta. BowDom Collboe. 

Franklin C. Davis, '56, Colonel Pa. Cavalry. Regiment not given. 

Hon. Franklin M. Drew, '57, Major 15th Maine Yolunteers. 

Henry G. Thomas, '58, Captain 5th Maine Infantry, Colonel 79th U. S. 
colored Infantry, Colonel 19th U. 8. colored Infantry, Brigadier General 
and Brevetted Major General for gallantry at Spottsylvania and Peters- 


Theta. Kenton Colleoe. 

James 8. Sterhng, '56, Lieut. Colonel 108d Ohio Infantry. 
Jesae E. Jacob, '58, Adjutant General on Pope's stafiL 
J. Kilbourae Jones, '58, Ist Lieut. 2d Ohio Infantry. 
Spencer Franklin, '60, Ist Lieut. 6th Ohio Vol. 
S. 8. L'Hommedien, Jr., '60, Major 88d Ohio Vol. 
Charles D. Jones, '61, Ensign U. 8. N. Killed in battle. 
William G. LaDu, '61, Colonel Ohio Vol. Regiment not given. 
Elisha W. Tarleton, '61. Colonel 8d U. 8. Cavalry. 
David D. Benedict, '61, 8urgeon 70th Ohio Infantry. 
Frank C Crawford, '62, Captain 85th Indiana Infantry. 
Amherst Franklin, '68, Ist Lieut. 6th Ohio Vol. 

Iota. Habvahd. 

Horace N. Fisher, '57, Adjutant on General Buell's staff. 

Patrick O'Connell, Assistant 8urgeon 9th Mass., 8urgeon 9th Mass.^ 
Surgeon 27th Mass., and Medical Director 9th Army Corps. 

Nathaniel B. 8hurtliff, '59, Captain 12th Mass. Killed on the Penn- 
insula August 9th, 1862. 

Frauds M. Weld, M. D., '59, Assistant 8urgeon U. 8. N., Surgeoa 
27th U. 8. colored Infantry. 

Robert Willard, M. D., '59, Assistant 8urgeon U. 8. N. 

O. F. Wadsworth, '59, Assistant 8urgeon 5th Mass. Cavalry. 

Kafpa. Tufts College. 

Winsor B. French, '59, Brevet Brigadier General, formerly Lieut. CoL 
77th N. Y. y. Distinguished /or having been the first to gain with his- 
regiment the heights at Fredericksburgh and retake the Washington field 
battery, captured by the Confederates at the battle of Bull Run. 

Rev. William E. Gibbs, Chaplain Mass. Vol. 

Eugene H. Richards, '62, 2d Lieut. 40th Mass. Vol. 

James B. Brewster, M. D., '68, Surgeon 44th Mass. Vol. 

Lewis E. Munroe, '68, Captain 59th Mass. Vol. Killed at Petersburg 
July 80th, 1864. 

Sylvester J. Hill, '64, Captain N. H. Volunteers. 

Rev. Ezekiel Fitzgerald, '64, Chaplain 44th Mass. Vol. 

Abner C. Fish, '64, Captain 44th Mass. Vol. 

William C. Ireland, '65, 1st Lieut. Mass. Vol. 

J. Murray Baker, '65, 2d Lieut. 51st Mass. Vol. 

William C. 8avery, '65, Captain 44th Mass. Vol. 

Ephraim T. Howe, '67, Captain 5th Mass. Vol. 

Roland Hammond, '68, Lieut. 8d Mass. Vol. 



Lambda. K. Y. Graduate Charob. 

Fitz- James 0*Brien, Captain Co. E, 7th Regt., N. G. S. N. Y. On 
staff of Gen. Lander. Captured Capt. Baird, Assistant Adjutant General 
^f 16th Brigade C. 8. A. Wounded mortally by Col. Ashley, C. 8. A. 
Received special notice from General George B. McClellan. Died on 
April 6th, 1862. 

Xi. HoBART College. 

G^rge Williamson 8mith, *59, Chaplain U. 8. A. 

Benjamin T. Lee, '59, Captain 126th N. Y. 8. Vol. 

T. James Bundle, '60, Adjutant, 158th N. Y. 8. V. 

T. W. Miller, '60, 8urgeon U. 8. A. 

George L. Yost, '60, Lieut. 126th N. Y. 8. V. 

Henry R. Gibson, '62, Assistant Quartermaster Md. Vol. On General 
Hooker's staff. 

Porteus C. Gilbert, '62, Captain 80th N. Y. Engineers. 

George E. Pritchett, '62, Captain 126th N. Y. 8. V. 

J. Adams Johnson, '62, Lieut. 50th N. Y. Engineers. 

WQliam DeW. Pringle, '62, Adjutant 9th N. Y. Artillery. 

Charles M. Graves, '63, Master's Mate U. 8. N. 

Henry L. 81osson, Engineer U. 8. N. 

Frederick L, Tremain, '64, Colonel 10th N. Y. Cavalry. Killed at 
JHatcher's Run, Feb. 5th, 1865. 

Omicron. Wbbleyan University. 

Nehemiah Nickerson, M. D., '56 Surgeon 2l8t Conn. Vol. 

Rev. Charles CoUard Adams, '59, Chaplain 22d Conn. Vol. 

William E. Morgan, '60, Lieut. 8th III. Cavalry. 

Francis D. Edgarton, M. D., '61, Assistant 8urgeon 21st Conn. Vol. 

Charles G. R. Vinal, '61, 1st Lieut. 24th Conn. Vol. 

Charles O. Brigham, '62, Major 1st Conn. Artillery. 

Samuel P. Hatfield, '62, 1st Conn. Artillery. 

Upsilon. University of Lewisburo. 

J. PhilUp Williams, '67, 1st Lieut. 16th Tenn. Vol. 
J. Frank Overholt, '68, 1st Lieut. 85th Penna Vol. and Aid to General 

B. Frank Cox, '08, Sergeant 3d Penna. Artillery. 
Joseph Marks, '69, 28th Penna. Vol. 
Frederick E. Bower, '69, 28th 111. Vol. 
J. W. Putnam, '70, 27th Mich. Vol. 



N Delta. R. P. I. 

Tench F. Tilghman, '55, Colonel on the body guard of Jefferson Davis. 

Edward Harleston, '58, Colonel 0. S. A. 
J. J. McPherson, '58, Paymaster C. S. N. 

James C. Coit, '58, Colonel C. B. A. 

L. Charles Inglis, '58, Qeneral C. 8. A. 

Epsilon. College oe William and Mart. 

Hon. William Lamb, '53, Colonel C, 8. A. Commanding Port Fisher 
when taken by Terry. 

Mott D. Ball, '58, Captain of Cavalry C. 8. A. 

James May, Jr., '58, C. 8. A. Rank not known. Killed at Peters- 

Moses G. White, '54, Colonel C. 8. A. Commanding Fort Macon 
when captured. 

Hill Carter, Jr., '55, Colonel C. 8. A. Killed in battle. 

Robert W. Lamb, '57, Captain C. 8. A. 

Thomas P. McCandlish, '57, Quartermaster of Corse's Brigade. 

Beverly St. G^. Tucker, '58, late Captain and Aide-de-Camp on staff^ 
of Major General McLane. Wounded by a ball in knee joint and dis- 
abled for life in the battle of Fredericksburg 18th December, 1862. 

Howard 8. McCandlish, '58, 82d Virginia Volunteer Pickets. 

Charles 8. Harrison, '59, Captain of Artillery C. 8. A. 

Charles Poindexter, '59, First Richmond Howitzers. Thanked in 
general orders for gallantry at the battle of Gettysburg. 

Zeta. Browk Uhiyersitt. 

William M. Ledwith, '60, served in C. 8. A. Surrendered with Gen- 
eral Lee. 

Xi. HoBABT College. 

Ralph L. Gk>odrich, '57, Lieutenant C. 8. A. 
Henry E. Handerson, '57, Adjutant General C. 8. A. 
T. Innes Randolph, '58, Quartermaster C. 8. A. 
Wilberforce R. McKnew, '62, Major C. 8. A. 
Rudolph A. King, '62, Major C. 8. A. 
John L. Amsden, Lieutenant C. 8. A. 
Thomas T. Hunter, '68, Lieutenant C. 8. N. 


This closes the record and, meagre as it is, at least it is some recogni- 
tion of those who loved their country equally with their fraternity, and 
who gave to her that honor and fidelity which have ever been distin- ^ ' 

guishing marks of ll^eta Delta Chi since 

Our Black and our white symbol unions 

Extremes are not recognized here, 
But joining in friendly communion 
The North and the South do appear. 

So we in this age when sectional hatred has given way to national 
peace and prosperity, standing in all our glorious strength and unity 
look back on these brothers and say: ^^Whatever be your uniform, be it 
blue or gray, we shall never forget you wore next and nearest your heart 
the glorious black, white and blue, and for that we love you and will 
cherish your memory while our lives shall last. 



[A song for Beimlons.] 
F. L. Palhsb, '86. MJ. Ami—^'Attld Lang Syne.'' 

Shall auld acquaintance be forgot 

And happy days gone by, 
Shall college friendships be forgot 

And Theta Delta Chi ? 

Chorus — ^For days of auld lang syne, my boys. 
For happy days gone by, 
We sing this song, and pledge the health 
Of Theta Delta Chi. 

To-night we'll all with joy recall 

The bright and sunny sky, 
'Neath which our college days we spent, 

Close-bound by Friendship's tie. 


The friendships formed in college days 

Are strong and can not die ; 

Fond memory never can forget 

Our Theta Delta Chi. 



And tho* we soon must part our ways, 

And Boon must say good-bye, 
WeUl ne'er forget old college days 

And Theta Delta Chi. 



[For the fourth Annual banquet of Mu Deuteron.] 
F. L. Palmkr, '85. MJ. Ami'—^^LandlardJUl your Jlamng bowl. ' 

Brothers, shall not you and I 

Proclaim in joyful measure 
That our Theta Delta Chi 

Is the student's treasure f 
Yes, to-night we'll merry, merry be, 
Yes, to-night we'll merry, merry be, 
Yes, to-night we'll merry, merry be. 

In Theta Delta pleasure. 


Brothers, yes, we'll all unite 

To sing in joyful measure 
Theta Delta Chi's delight. 

The Theta Delt's good treasure. 
So to-night we'll merrily 
Sing of days that are to be, 
Sing of sacred memory 

Of Theta Delta pleasure. 

Fortune's hand has kindly dealt 

To every student pleasure. 
But the jolly Theta Delt 

Has a double measure. 
Every loyal Theta Delt, 
Every jolly Theta Delt, 
Every faithful Theta Delt, 

In Friendship finds a treasure. 



College days pass quickly by, 

And soon are gone forever, 
But from Theta Delta Chi 

Nothing shall us sever. 

Here*8 to happy days gone by, 

Here's to Friendship's sacred tie, 

Here's to Theta Delta Chi, 

^w- Forever and forever. 



The annual income of Oxford University is $6,000,000. 

Amherst gives annually $19,000 in prizes, and the 
income of $180,000 in scholarships. 

The catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania has 
enrolled 169 instructors and 1,222 students. 

Technology students offer a prize of $100 for the best 
college song. 

Amheret and University of the Pacific have abolished 
term examinations, Written recitations through the 
term have taken their place and are working to good ad- 

The 57th Methodist College is soon to be established. 
Large grants of land have been given for an institution 
at Ogden, Utah, Good chance for co-education there. 

Oberhn College (0.) has never had a college yell, col- 
lege colors, a college song nor a chapter of any college 

Amherst, Syracuse and DePauw have organized col- 
lege senates. At De Pauw it has taken the place of the 
literary societies. 


A western exchange says: " The Harvard Annex ladies 
propose to put a four oared crew on the Charley river 
next season." (Italics are ours.) Who knows but what 
the same paper will will soon be writing about ^* Billy 
and Mamie College." 

Cornell and Boston University give their professors 
a leave of absence for travel in Eiu*ope every seventh 

A very meritorious scheme is on foot at Yale to estab- 
lish a library for the loan of college text books to students 
not able to purchase them. Its effectiveness will depend 
on the rich and prosperous students, who will be asked 
to make not only contributions of books, but also cloth- 
ing, furniture, and whatever else may be needed by the 
students. — Ex. 

The leading co-educational institutions in the United 
States are Cornell, Oberlin, Swarthmore, and the Uni- 
versities of Wisconsin, Syracuse, and Minnesota. It is a 
fact worth considering that these are among the most 
prosperous institutions in the country. The methods 
prevailing at these institutions are entirely different from 
those of the ** annex " system of Harvard and Columbia. 

The corporation of Union College has granted to the 
Psi Upsilon chapter a piece of ground, on which a hand- 
some chapter house will be begun next spring. Other 
chapters are taking steps to secure the same concession. 
— Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

The official jeweler of the Kappa Sigma society is at 
work on a costly badge that is to be presented to Miss 
Winnie Davis, the daughter of Jefferson Davis, in pur- 
suance of resolutions adopted at the last conclave of the 


fraternity, held in Atlanta. The badge will be in the 
form of a star and cresent, fully jewelled with diamonds 
and rubies. — Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 


There is a vice common to all the exchanges represent- 
ing men's fraternities as far as we have any knowledge 
of them which seems to be in crying need of reform. 
We speak of the pernicious habit which fraternity mea 
have of metaphorically falling on each others necks 
in public. Now if we were to be solemnly assured on 
oath, that men stalk about in their chapters' houses ad- 
dressing each other as '* brother " X, Y and Z, we would 
try to believe it. But there are a great many things 
right and proper enough in private which become 
nuisances when practiced in public, and among these 
things we class the display of fraternal affection. — From 
the Key of Kappa Kappa Oamma, 

A New society has been established at Yale University 
by the students of the medical school. It is called Delia 
Epsilon Iota. The founders are E. R. Baldwin, W. S. 
Baldwin, Barnes, Cheney, Ferris, Tuttle and Pinchback. 

It is stated that during his official connection with 
Brown University, Dr. Robinson has never been absent 
from one of his college duties, except when called away 
by matters that would further the best interests of Brown. 

The Mark Hopkins memorial building, soon to be erected 
for Williams College, will have three stories, with a 
tower on the southwest comer, on which will be erected 
a memorial tablet. The building will be 67 by 87 feet, 
standing west of Goodrich Hall. The basement and 
lower story are to be built of limestone, and the two 
upper stories of light colored bricks, the trimmings 
being of brown sandstone. The plans are for a treas- 


urer's ofSce, a president's office and waiting room, a 
faculty room, and twelve recitation rooms which will 
seat from forty to one hundred students each. The cost 
of the building will be about $80,000. 

A novel organization is in vogue at Adrian College, 
Michigan. It is called the ^' Best Girl Trust," and began 
by selecting as many girls as there were members of 
the trust, who were divided by lot, each man to entirely 
monopolize the lady assigned to him for one month, and 
to allow no other man to escort her on pain of a heavy 
fine and inprisonment in a coal shed. At the end of each 
month each member must trade girls with some other 
member if called upon to do so. 

In the college of the future perhaps B. A. will stand 
for Bachelor of Athletics. — New York Tribune. 

In the college of the future, if class societies and fra- 
ternities keep on multiplying, perhaps B. S. will stand 
for Bachelor of Societies. 

At the last annual dinner of the Harvard class of '29, 
the six survivors of the class were present, these being 
Dr. OUver Wendell Holmes ; Eev. Dr. S. P. Smith ; Rev. 
Samuel May ; Rev. Dr. Stickney ; Rev. A. S, Devens, and 
Charles Sorrow. 

Of the 315 candidates admitted to Harvard in J 888, 13 
knew absolutely nothing of Greek, 59 had only a very 
sHght smattering of its rudiments, and 217 were incom- 
petent to offer even the elements of Greek prose compo- 
sition. — Era. 

On the question of compulsory church and chapel at- 
tendance at Amherst, the college students have voted as 
follows : In favor of church and chapel compulsory, 


162 ; church and chapel non-compulsory, 112 ; compulsory 
chapel and non-compulsory church, 48. 

The fair freshman at Bryn Mawr is hazed by being 
made to walk up an inclined board with a pile of books 
on her shoulders. When she reaches the top, she is 
given a lamp, with the injunction to keep it well trimmed 
and not to be a "foolish virgin." — University News. 

Ex-President Andrew D. White, of Cornell, desires to 
see an immense university in the city of Washington. 
He thinks that an institution at that city could be made 
one of the foremost universities in the world, and that 
it would wield a great influence over the character of 
society and life at the capital. — Madisonensis. 

Brother J. W. Nichols, general agent for Johnson's 
Encyclopedia, has changed his residence and is now lo- 
cated at 71 Niagara Square, Buffalo. Brother Nichols is 
a hustler. If any Theta Delt wants the best Encyclo- 
pedia published he will do well to write to Brother 
Nichols before buying. 

Roger S. Baldwin, of the junior class at Yale, son of 
Prof. Baldwin, was one of the recent initiates of the Phi 
Beta Kappa Society. The key which he wears is one 
which has been handed down from father and son in the 
Baldwin family for over a century. The original owner 
is said to have been one of the society at William and 
Mary, in 1776.— News. 

The faculty of Brown University numbers twenty-two 
professors and instructors, including such names as 
Ezekiel Gilman Robinson, president ; Albert Harkness, 
professor of Greek ; Alpheus Spring Packard, professor 
of Zoology, and Winslow Upton, the astronomer. 

C0LLE6B N0TB8. 15 

The campus comprises ten acres in all, the part in the 
rear of the college buildings being devoted exclusively to 
base ball, foot ball, and other athletic sports. 

Such is the material condition of Brown University. 
In scholarship, personnel, esprit de corps, and coU^e 
loyalty, its students and alimmi are second to none. The 
equipment of the institution and its course of study 
ranks it with Amherst, Williams, Wesleyan and Dart- 
mouth. Its branches of work are not so numerous as 
are those of Yale and Harvard, but that which it does is 
no less thorough. The graduate degrees conferred are 
the Bachelors of Arts and Philosophy. 

The post'graduate degrees which are conferred both in 

cursu and pro Jionore are the Master of Arts and Doctor 

of Philosophy, the latter carrying with it an honor 
greatly pnzed, for the Ph. D. of Brown is not given 
without the strictest regard to merit. 

The attendance at the University runs at about two 
hundred and seventy-five, of whom upwards of a hun- 
dred are always residents of Providence. The Freshman 
class usually numbers from eighty to ninety, but this 
year the mmiber is but sixty-eight, the smallest for a 
nimiber of years. The decrease is an exception and will 
not be permanent, for there are good grounds for, and 
indications of, an increase at the next session. 

The history of fraternities at the University begins 
with the estabhshment of ^ ^ *, in 1836, since which 
time there have been established ^ *, in 1838 ; V T 1840; 
B © IT, 1847 ; ^ KE^ 1849 ; ^ W^ 1852 ; Z y, 1852 ; © ^X 
1853 ; A W, I860 ; ^ T, 1868 ; and X *^ 1873 ; of these ^ ^ 
and X W ai'e extinct. B @ 11 was inactive from 1849 
until 1880, when it was revived by absorbing a local 
society ;^ -^ * from 1841 until 1851 ; Z W was twice in- 
active, from 1862 to 1865 and from 1878 until its re-es- 
tablishment in 1885 ; ^ X was inactive from 1877 imtil 
1886, when it again entered the University. Since the 
first estabhshment of ^ -^ * in 1836 up to the present 
time there have been initiated into the oiflf erent chapters 
there between 1900 and 2000 members. — Phi Delta Theta 



220 Main St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
May 7th, 1880. 

Dbab Bbothbr in Thbta Delta Chi: — 

It is proposed on the 7th of June, 1889, to hold a re-union 
and banquet of the members of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity residing in 
the city of Buffalo and vicinity. The re-union and banquet will be held 
at the Niagara Hotel at p. h. Will you give us the pleasure of your 
company ? There are in Buffalo and the neighboring towns some thirty 
or forty Brothers, and it is the desire of the Committee that every 
Brother be present on that evening. Let nothing happen to prevent 
your being with us. Keep the date in your mind and make your arrange- 
ments so you can give that evening entirely to good old Thtota Delta Chi. 
Write me at once signifying your intention to be present. 

Yours in the Bonds, 

Hbkbt Chace, 

Sec'y pro tem of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity 
in uie city of Buffalo and vicinity. 

It is to be hoped that all Theta Delts within the scope 
of the above call will respond at once, and make arrange- 
ments to be present. If a sufficient number of accept- 
ances are received the secretary will make further ar- 
rangements for the re-imion and banquet and will then 
ask you for a remittance for banquet ticket. These re- 
unions among graduate members are the most enjoyable 
events which greet us after we have left college. We 
should not bury all our ''old life" because forsooth busi- 
ness cares seem to demand our every moment. It is a 
great mistake to neglect any opportunity of renewing 
our youth. Brothers respond at once and go to the re- 
union. It will do you good, and I predict you will warp 
your business cares very severely to be present at the 
next one. A taste of the days of *'Auld Lang Syne" 
will make you thirst for more. The writer speaks from 
experience. We cannot have too many graduate re- 
unions. May the time come when one shall be held in 
every part of the union. c. w. h. 



Volume V is here. In closing up the fourth volume 
we feel that much which is not entirely successful has 
accompanied it. The faults, and they were many, have 
arisen from sources which inexperience can largely ac- 
count for. Place the blame where you will we can only 
say we have done our best, and now with a clear field 
we are going forward with volume V and endeavor to 
learn by experience just what to avoid in the future, 
and in presenting this number we feel deeply grateful to 
one member of our beloved fraternity whose zeal has 
not lessened in a career of twenty-five years as a gradu- 
ate. There is not to-day a more zealous worker for our 
fraternity than Brother Clay W. Holmes, * '69, who has 
taken upon himself the business management of the 
SmELD. His ability and support has made the success 
of this volume a certainty, and ought we not to do our 
share each one of us to help him ? Surely he ought not 
to be expected to do it alone. Let each Charge see to it 
that the entire subscription is paid before vacation. 
Make an extra effort but do your duty, and we can as- 
sure you he will do his. The convention order has not 
been carried out, but it is not too late to do so now. 
Charge Editors see to it that your Charge is not derelict. 
Send all money to him at Elmira, N. Y. , and interest all 
others you can in the work. 

The editors from the Charges are earnestly requested 
to fulfill their duties better than has been done lately. 
We ought to have a letter from every charge, for plenty 
of time and notice is given. Another thing, donH write 
on both sides of the paper, and try to make your letters 
as correct as your English essays at college. Surely they 
are worth the trouble. The Shield has received many 
congratulations on its letter department, so brace up and 


do your level best to make it the foremost in fraternity 

The next SraEiJ) will be published on July 15th, and 
it is designed to make it a distinctively Conmiencement 
number. Let your letter contain a full account of your 
Commencement, and make it as readable as possible. 

Charge Editors are requested to send to the publisher 
individual names of subscribers in college, with their 
home address, so that the July nmnber may be sent to 
them direct. Subscription lists should be made up at 
once and money sent to the pubUsher as soon as possi- 
ble. Do not neglect this. 

The following letter is encouraging to the manage- 
ment and bespeaks a warm place in the hearts of the 
brother for © ^ X. If all graduates would do likewise 
there would be no doubt of the immediate and perma- 
nent success of The Shield : 

Buffalo, N. T., May 8, 1889. 
Deab Bbother Holmes : — 

Am delighted to know that The Shibldi has fallen into 
your hands. Tou may put me down as a permanent subscriber at what- 
ever price you find it necessary to charge, as long as you publish it. 
Whenever I meet a Theta Delt I will urge him to take The Shield, for 
I have good reason to know you as a true friend and loyal Theta Delt. 


J. W. Nichols. 

What a college boy's subsequent career after gradua- 
tion wiU be, is the great problem of his whole course. 
Among the desirable caUings, either as a profession or 
an adjunct to any calling, stenography, perhaps, offei-s 
more advantages than any other branch. The -writer 
speaks with the experience of having been a stenog- 
rapher himself in years past, and also as a proprietor 
having a stenographer to do his correspondence for many 
years. He is pleased, therefore, to call special attention 


to Mr. W. G. Chaffee's Phonographic institute, located 
at Oswego, N. Y. The two best stenographers he ever 
employed were educated at this school. The first one 
was with me two years when fire caused me to suspend 
business, and she at once secured so good a situation 
that I tried elsewhere to get some one. After having 
tried several I gave up in disgust and sent to Mr. Chaffee 
to help me out. He sent me a stenographer at once who 
is now doing all my correspondence. Good stenog- 
raphers come only from good schools. I am satisfied 
that W. G. Chaffee can give you a knowledge of short 
hand which will enable you to compete with the best in 
the land. His school stands without question at the 
head of Stenographic Institutes, and the system he 
teaches is the only one successfully used. If you have 
any thought of taking up the study write to him. 

The following taken from our esteemed contemporary 
the Delta Upsilon Quarterly is well worth reading. It 
contains many thoughts which if acted upon would 
largely strengthen our Charge life : 

In the midst of the college year, with its duties and pleasures, in many 
of which our fraternal relations play so important a part, we may well 
pause to consider the requirements of fraternity life and our individual 
responsibilities. We need no longer discuss the ideal fraternity man, or 
enumerate the various qualities we would wish our newly created broth- 
ers to possess. Having vowed their vows of loyalty, a certain number of 
men from the incoming class have been duly enrolled, and are of us and 
among us, for good or ill. Just here the question may arise. What is 
loyalty ? What relations do we bear to that ideal community life, at- 
tainment to which is the goal of every real Greek-letter society ? What 
attitude must we, by our vows, assume toward the fostering mother ? 
Certainly those relations must extend to every phase of college life. In 
the ordinary study and recitation and the wholesome contest for priority, 
in the extraordinary seeking for glory in the prize examination or on the 
athletic field, in the advancement to positions of honor by students or 
professors, in the battling against college temptations — in all these the 
fraternity has important interests that must be considered by the loyal 


man. A selflsh man cannot be a truly loyal man. And this fault of self- 
ishness, when apparently subdued, may continually appear, hydra-like, 
with a new and more loathsome visage. Of course one^s primary object 
in entering college is to obtain a good education ; but it is an open ques- 
tion whether the broadest and best education is to be secured by exclu- 
sive attention to curriculum studies. The fraternity system, based on 
the soundest principles, seeks for social and moral, as well as mental, de- 
velopment, and a loyalty that aids in the attainment of such ends cannot 
but strengthen and improve the individual mind and character. It is 
rselfishness, and cannot therefore be loyalty, 'to devote one's energies so 
completely to the mastery of the usual languages and sciences as to neg- 
lect other equally important duties of the college life. This type of 
student may, to be sure, dutifully attend all the meetings of his chapter, 
4ind perfunctorily perform such tasks as may be assigned him; but there 
is painfully lacking any deep sympathy with the work of the fraternity, 
any interest in the advancement of its standard. 

When we see a brother voluntarily endeavoring to render the chapter 
meetings and the chapter social life as attractive as possible, seeking re- 
<niiits among the best of his fellow collegians, and working with a will 
to secure them, constantly spreading the good report of the order among 
his acquaintances, and still raising the moral and social tone of the local 
organization by precept and example, then we may look with a degree of 
confidence to the other phases of his college life. We may expect to find him 
entering into every manly sport with an enthusiasm and abandon that 
only the consciousness of duty well done can inspire ; we may expect to 
find him pursuing, with equal vigor and enthusiasm, the studies that will 
serve and adorn his later years. Such is the well developed man that we 
should seek to emulate, looking upward and not downward, forward and 
not backward, and ever lending a hand to all that call, that we may hear 
at last the *^ Well done, good and faithful servant !"- 

The publisher is grateful for the kind remarks of the 
editors. He has been so long isolated from the fraternity 
— drowned by the absorbing cares of business, that he 
feels himself a stranger to the active members of the fra- 
ternity. He owes his resurrection to annual reunions of 
the New York Graduate Association. While at the last 
one the Shield and its checkered career were made 
known to him, and he felt thankful that his position en- 
abled him to lend the helping hand. If any benefit shall 


accrue to the fraternity— or his efforts merit appreciation 
— ^all he asks is that he may receive the brotherly love of 
those who cherish the shield of J X. He remembers 
the sacred promise taken on bended knee nearly a quar- 
ter of a century ago — ^and the Shield shall prove his loy- 
alty. Should this meet the eye of those who were his 
companions and friends in olden times he hopes the chord 
of love will vibrate not only in their hearts but in their 
pocket books. It takes money to run a first-class college 
journal. Brothers all we ask is your annual subscription 
of $1.25. If the SmELD does not equal the best college 
journal published, inside of one year, you shall have it 



Renssexabr Polttbchnic Institute. 

Volume 5 starts out with a brighter prospect and better assurances of 
success than our SHistD has had in some time. What could be more en- 
thusiastic or a better guarantee of continued success than the long and 
interesting letter received a few days ago from our publisher, Brother 
Holmes, of Elmira ? Under the care of Brothers Jones and Holmes, the 
long life and prosperity of our periodical is a certainty, and to Brother 
Holmes we owe our heartiest thanks for the energetic manner in which 
he helped forward the publication of the last number. Let us hope that 
they may both receive the staunch support they undoubtedly deserve. 

The addition to our ranks made on March Ist was Carlos Yznaga, '92, 
whose home is in Cienfuegos, Cuba. This will probably complete our 
del^^tion from '92, and we feel very well content with our work in that 
class, all our gems taken therefrom being of the first water. 

We have been honored by more than our usual number of visitors since 
our last letter to The Shield, yet we wish we could see more from our 
sister charges. On March 1st, at the initiation of Brother Tznaga, 
Brothers Peltier, IT, L. £. Hyatt, B, and J. M. Sherrerd, ^, helped us 
to pass a most pleasant evening. About the middle of that month we 
were surprised by a most welcome visit from Brother D. N. Lockwood, 
ji, who nominated Ex-President Cleveland, and who dropped in unex- 


pectedly at one of our meetingB. His enthusiastic speech during the 
meeting only proved more conclusively that old saying, ** Once a Theta 
Delt, forever a Theta Delt*' Near the end of the month, Brother 
Blandy, '87, spent a day or so with us on his way to continue his work 
in Elyria, Ohio. And again in the early part of April, Crowell, of M Z, 
surprised us by a visit, and by a lucky chance was able to be present at 
one of our meetings. Last on the calendar, but not in importance, is the 
official visit of Brother Bartlett, President of the G. L. On the evening 
of April 15th he found us awaiting him, and after the usual business was 
over we spent the rest of the evening in a most enjoyable manner, and 
one perhaps, that is peculiar to T^oy. It is hardly worth the while to 
detail it, but any brother who has spent an evening with us, knows it all. 

Quite an addition to the appearance of our parlor, and a help to our 
musicians, is the new piano which we have lately placed in the rooms. 
Often we have quite an audience on the opposite comer, who seem to ap- 
preciate the attempts of our would-be music professors, even more than 
we can ourselves. 

If one wishes to see to what absurd extremes college politics can be 
carried, he has but to refer to the situation at the R. P. I. as it now 
stands. The caucus, or rather meeting, of the arbitration conmiittee, 
spoken of in our last letter, is now a thing of the past, with nothing^ 
more definitely settled than it was six months ago. But wait — some- 
thing is settled, and that most fixedly, viz : neither side has the slightest 
intention of changing the stand each took last year ; one, fully deter- 
mined to have the office of Grand Marshal continued, and the other just 
as firmly refusing to recognize the authority of the Grand Marshall, insist 
that the office shall be abolished. Both sides are foolishly stubborn, 
though one side insisting on the continuance of a time-honored custom 
when no reason is advanced for its non-continuance, is undoubtedly in 
the right. But what can be the end of it ? Two rival athletic associa- 
tions, two rival teams, etc., in a college hardly large enough to support 
one ? That may be the brilliant prospect for next year. Its effect ia 
already shown in that R. P. I. will not be represented on the base-ball 
diamond this season. Perchance, however, when '89, the present hot- 
bed of discontent and trouble, has given way to a new and unprejudiced 
class, everything may be amicably settled, but probably not until then. 

A rumor is now afloat to the effect that an attempt will be made next 
fall to substitute a tug-of-war for our well-known cane-rush between the 
sophomore and freshman classes. From all indications this idea origin- 
ated with the faculty, who have found some foolish supporters among 
the students. It hardly seems possible that a rush as popular and in- 
teresting as that has always been, will be dropped merely to gratify the 


i^hims of a few, appareDtly afraid of a little rough-and-tumble fun. 
Perhaps in connection with this scheme is our tug-of-war team, but 
lately organized, and three of the four being freshmen. They compete 
with a rival team to-night for the first time, and appearances are im- 
doubtedly in their favor. The bicycle club of the city give an entertain- 
ment to-night, including some music by the R. P. L Banjo and Guitar 
Club, and the closing event of the evening is to be a tug-of-war between 
our team and one from the bicyclists. The West Troy base-ball grounds 
have been leased for the season to an amateur league in the city, with 
all Saturdays reserved for our own use. 

In closing let U9 add Delta^s cordial welcome and heartiest congratula- 
tions on their brilliant prospects, to worthy old Phi, who is once more 
among us. 



Tale Ukiversitt. 

Since our last letter to The Shield the aspect of affairs in our charge 
has changed materially. We were in the midst of complications which 
were straightened out with difficulty. We are now in a flourishing oon- 

Thursday, April 25th, President Bartlett, Brother Covill, Brother 
Carter, the entire Grand Lodge, paid their annual visit, and it was a very 
enjoyable one. Brother Bartlett addressed us and gave us some advice. 
His visit has greatly encouraged us to renewed activity. Brother Ware, 
E J, and Ehlers, i7i^, favored us with a visit, and with the Grand Lodge 
we had a jolly time on Thursday night. Brother Hunger, Eenyon *57, 
visited us in March. 

Brother Carter was toast-master at the sixth annual banquet of the 
New England Association of Sd X, Since our last letter we have ini- 
tiated Eugene B. Sanger, '91 S., Bangor, Me.; Paul Sheaf er, '89 S., 
Pottsville, Pa., and Harry H. Shepard, '91 S., New Haven, Conn. 

At the Commencement in June we g^raduate three brothers. Brothers 
Caldwell, DuBois and Sheafer. Brother Bheafer expects to return next 
year and take a post g^raduate course. Brother Caldwell received a 
senior appointment. He is the '* highest stand" man in the chemical 

Brother Haskell has left college, and we were very sorry to lose him, 
as he was a loyal Theta Delt. 

Since the Easter trip of the nine we are greatly encouraged and are 
confident of winning. Although ^^ Bob " Cook did not visit New Haven 
this Easter to coach the crew, we expect to beat Harvard in June, as we 


have an excellent crew. We have about six weeks of study before the 
June examinations, which decide whether we return next year or not. 

A Chapter of Delta Phi was established in the Scientific School in 

Epsilon Deuteron extends a hearty welcome to all Theta Delts who 
may come to New Haven and will do her best to entertain them. 

Bkown Univebsitt. 

We gladly welcome No. 1, Vol, 5, of the Thb Shield, and extend 
hearty congratulations to all the charges. 

Brother Bartlett, accompanied by Brothers Coville and Carter, of the 
Grand Lodge, visited us on April 26th. This is the first official visit 
that we have ever* received from the Grand Lodge, and we enjoyed it 
immensely. Brother Bartlett surely has the welfare of the fraternity at 
heart and is doing everything in his power to further its interests. Both 
Brother Coville and Brother Carter showed by their remarks that they 
were working in accord with their chief, and while our fraternity has 
such a triumvirate at its head, success is assured. 

Brother Webb, *90, has been elected one of the editors of the Brunanian 
for the coming year. This is the first time BJX has been represented 
on the board. 

. Since the last issue of the Shield. Brother Dixon, Brown, *69, has 
been elected U. S. Senator from Rhode Island, and Zeta is now doubly 
proud, in having a senator as well as a representative among its mem- 
bers. Perhaps it might be of interest to some to know a few facts in 
regard to Brother Dixon. Hon. Nathan F. Dixon, son of Senator Dixon, 
is a native of Westerly, R. I. He entered Brown University in the class 
of 1869, and while there, became a member of ''Old Zeta'* charge of the 
QJX fraternity. After leaving Brown he studied law at the Albany 
Law School, graduating in 1871. In 1877 he was made United States 
District Attorney, which position he held until 1884. Brother Dixon 
was also Representative from the Second District of Rhode Island, in the 
Forty-Eighth Congress. He was elected Senator from Westerly in May, 
1885, and has been a member of the State Senate until the present time. 

Owing to an attempt to condense two or three sentences into one, a 
somewhat unfortunate expression crept into Zeta*s letter to No. 8, of the 
last volume of the Shield. The, statement was not intended to reflect 
upon the character of the J T^n at Brown. Such an inference would be 
wholly at variance with the facts. What was meant was simply this : 
that there are many men who will not join a secret society, and that 


accordingly, among so many secret societies^ a single non-secret fraternity 
has a certain advantage in securing men. 

This explanation seeme to be due the ji T\ some of who seem not 
un«Aturally to have misunderstood the meaning of this sentence. 



Eta sends congratulations to Volume IV and a hearty welcome to Vol- 
ume V of The Shield, with sincere hopes that the present volume may 
be as worthy and successful as the last. 

Since the last issue there has been quite a change in the appearance of 
things at Bowdoin. We no longer assemble in each other^s rooms to 
sing college songs and talk over college news ; no longer do we sit by 
our host's cozy fire, with our feet on his fender, eating his choice apples 
and indulging in pleasant raillery, at his expense. No; things have 
changed. Instead of the dreary snow-covered campus and leafless trees, 
we see everything full of life and gayety ; everything looks bright and 
cheerful, and again we hear the familiar shouts of ^^forty love" and 
** fifteen all " ; while occasionally from the Delta our ears are greeted by 
the soul-stirring expressions of * 'Watch his run; now, now you're off."' 
The S A% too, seem to have felt the vernal infiuence, and promise to 
have, at the proper time, a considerable number of blossoms, in the shape 
of Ivy and Commencement honors ; while one or two, more hardy than 
the rest, have already come out. Brother Chandler has been elected 
editor-in-chief of The Orient^ Brother E. H. Newbegin associate editor, 
and Brother W. W. Poor associate editor of The Bugle. 

Four out of the eight Commencement parts fell to our lot this year, 
the lucky numbers being held by Brothers Stacey, Clark, F. C. Russell 
and Badge. We also expect to do something at athletics, and have sev- 
eral men in training for Field Day. 

The Bowdoin Glee Club has had a very successful career during the 
past winter, having visited nearly every city in the State, besides one or 
two outside ; also the Banjo and Guitar Club, under the leadership of 
Brother Freeman, has been highly appreciated. Brother Freeman was 
elected a member of the club last fall, and his brilliant playing, his zeal 
in its welfare and his genial good humor has been appreciated by all. 

Our athletic exhibition and hop, under the management of Brother 
Hastings, '90, was quite a success, both financially and socially. The 
exhibition surpassed anything we have ever given, and was thoroughly 
enjoyed by the audience, especially '89's foil drill, which won the prize, 
a large silver cup, presented by the Faculty and friends of the college. 


After the exhibition the seats were removed and an order of ten dances 
followed. It was quite a dress afiEair and some of the costumes were very 

Eta numbers at present about forty, which is a little above the average 
for societies here ; but she manages to go along smoothly and peaceably, 
with no worse interruptions than an occasional brotherly dispute, which 
ends in the usual brotherly way. 

In closing, Eta wishes again to express her appreciation of President 
Bartlett's zeal in the welfare of the Fraternity. It is gratifying to read, 
in the various charge letters, the sentiments that they express in regard 
to him. Nearly every charge has bestowed upon him some word of 
conmiendation. Let us hope that his zeal and ability may continue to 
bring honor to himself and to the Fraternity. 


BosTOK Univebsity. 

It may not be so in the country but in Boston the raw breezes make it 
seem hardly right to say that summer is beginning. But winter is end- 
ing beautifully. A walk through the public gardens and the Conmion 
inspires a feeling toward nature closely resembling that inspired by a 
careful examination of Lambda^s condition so near the end of another 
college year. Our year is ending grandly. 

Perhaps one of the best evidences of our prosperity is the status of the 
Lambda Association. The Association, referred to before in these col- 
umns, had its annual meeting last month. The treasurer's report, though 
not showing a dangerous surplus, was quite a pleasant surprise and 
proved the possibility of running a Charge House to advantage even in a 
large city. 

Brother G. H. Spencer in a few remarks stated quite clearly the ob- 
jects in having the house to be not that we might have better meetings, 
not that we might have a so-called club house, but that we might have a 
home for Theta Delta who live in town, for those who attend college but 
do not live in town, and for Theta Delta from anywhere who should 
come to Boston. Lambda men are satisfied. We hope that our visitors 
all have been. The Charge expressed their sense of obligation to Brother 
Bickford, manager of the house, by a vote of thanks and a unanimous 
re-election as manager for another year. We don't wish that any other 
Charge had Brother Bickford, but we wish that every one had as good a 
man for business as he. Brother S. P. Smith, who is practicing law in 
the city, was made a member of the Association and cheered us by a 
most enthusiastic speech. 



Ab for the inmates — and outmates too— of the house : The doctor's 
horse has pawed the ground before our sidewalks more than has been 
pleasing. Brother Adams, *91, was the doctor's first patient and he has 
been obliged to leave college for the remainder of the year. Brother 
Estabrook, '95, was the next and is still confined to his bed by rheumatic 
fever. Brother Whitaker, '90, is at present homesick. 

There is a scarcity of general college news which would interest the 

readers of The Shield. The prospects are improving for having a 

campus as good as any college has, though we know not when said 

campus will come. Athletics are just now but little talked of and are 

indulged in less. The class games which have been arranged have been 
prevented by rain. Kappa and Lamba expect to toss the sphere at each 

other at an early day. 

Right here, though somewhat out of place in the letter, should be 
chronicled the fact that the Lambda song book is finally in our hands. 
It is a small, neatly bound book filled with old songs and a few written 
by some of our present members. The book refiects credit on the song 
book committee. We shall be proud to show it to those who come to 
sing with us and play on our new piano. 

Commencement will be on the 5th of June and our numbers will be 
lessened by the graduation of Brothers Bullock, Hobson, Janes, Webber, 
Clifford and Freeman. Brother Bickford will enter the law school and 
remain with us. 

Notwithstanding our losses the prospects are excellent of keeping our 
membership up to the present number, thirty-one. 

Isn't our year going out grandly ? 


Amherst College. 

With pleasure Mu Deuteron sends her greetings to the fraternity 
through the columns of The Shield. The majority of us here feel 
deeply indebted to The Shield for the clearer knowledge of the different 
members 'of GJX^ and for increasing the sentiment that we are one with 
the fraternity. Long may The Shield prosper ! 

The period which this report covers, is marked by only a few impor- 
^ tant events, while it has been characterized by the steady work and 

growth of the winter term. The one bright social feature of the term 
past, was the Lotte Party given in the QJX parlors. For two hours 
our bachelors quarters were filled with our fair friends, proving how 
amply Brother Gray, who ^'received," believes in mter charges. Brother 
I Pierce, however, had the good fortune to win the first prize. 


The Lecture Course this year has been interesting. Among the many 
attractive features, both musical and literary, was the lecture by George 
Kennan, who gave a scholarly and very realistic description of the life 
and sufferings of a Siberian exile. Brother White was senior director 
and Brother Pierce freshman director of the committee. 

In order to meet the expenses of the 'Varsity nine without calling for a 
heavy subscription from the College, the directors gave a refined minstrel 
show, which was a great success, as nearly $250 was realized and much 
pleasure given. Amherst will enter the diamond this year with greater 
confidence than heretofore. With a firm financial support, an alumni 
director, and an enthusiastic college spirit, we have many chances for 
success. But base ball matters are to such a degree in the hands of a 
clique here that it really cripples the team, because favoritism rather than 
worth IS the standard of selection. We all feel this fact more deeply 
since Brother Stiles, '91, who has a good record as a base ball player, and 
has trained quite faithfully during the winter, has been deprived of a 
position by a QN E man plainly his inferior. However Brothers Stiles, 
'91, and Stewart, '91, represent us on their class nine, and Brother 
Smith, '92, upon the freshman nine. 

While Mu Deuteron is lacking, perhaps, in trained athletics, she has 
the strongest men. In the five classes since '88, the strongest man in 
the second strongest in each has been a Theta Delt. Brother Allen, '91, 
has the ^^ college record,*' with a total, according to Dr. Hitchcock's 
system, of 1988.4 lbs., while Brother Daniels, '90, is second with a total 
of 1847.5 lbs. As our present athletic field is unfortunate, both in its 
situation and its distance^ from the town, the college tried to obtain a new 
and better one, but were unsuccessful on account of the exorbitant price 
asked by the owners. 

On the spring trip the College Glee Club had marked success in all 
their concerts except the one given at Troy. Brother Farnham, '91, who 
was the first selected of the four first tenors was unable to accompany the 
club on the trip, though he did appear with them at Northampton, 
Amherst and elsewhere. 

At present Mu Deuteron is much interested in repairing her tennis 
courts. At all hours of the day Brother *^Lee" is seen stalking around 
like Banquo's ghost, telling the unsophisticated and verdant freshies how 
the two double courts should be fixed. Brother Ballou is president of 
the association, and Brother Sibley, a very desirable addition from 
Omicron Deuteron, is secretary and treasurer. 

Brothers Walker, '89, Whitaker, '90, and Dana, '91, who attended the 
N. E. banquet brought back a glowing account of the good fellowship 
and social joys to those who were unable to attend. 


It is indeed gratifying after close and long competition to reap due 
rewards. Then, also, it is natural to tell it to others. In scholarship 
where Mu Deuteron arises to spend her best energies we stand high, nay 
even more, we rank with the highest. In the senior class we have 
Brother Crowell appointed for the Commencement stage, and Brother 
Camp is also in the first nine of his class, while Brother Spaolding and 
White are *'on'' the second drawing of ^BK, As there are only nine- 
teen appointed to $ BIT from '89, while there are nine secret societies 
together with the orders competing for these honors, it gives us an un- 
sual proportion. In the junior class it is even still better, as Brother 
Whitaker is one of the four monitors, the highest honor for general 
scholarship given the third year; also Brother Ballon, '90, stands nearly 
as high. In both the sophomore and freshman fifteens, who are elected 
for prize declamation, we have a representative, Brother Avery, '91, and 
Smith, '92, are the the fortunate ones. 

Brother Humphrey, '89, is filling, with credit, the chairmanship of the 

Senior Photograph Committee, a post requiring much tact and business 

Our numbers are to be increased and our society strengthened by the 
initiation of N. D. Alexander, '92, a fine athlete and a faithful scholar, 
who has just pledged himself to us. 

Again for the third time in four years has the College doctor, an ^ J #, 
selected a ^ i^ X as assistant in his course of anatomy. This time Brother 
Smith, '92. is chosen. Brother Tooker, our poet, is also paying particu- 
attention to anatomy but in a different line. 

Brother Sibley, with his accustomed vigor, is teaching successfully a 
school in town in addition to his college work. 

Mu Deuteron has received visits from Brothers Sherman, '85, Fairley, 
^86, Harriman, '87, and Burnap, '88. 

In enumerating the recent honors, we should not forget to mention 
with praise the marked honor conferred upon Brother Spaulding who is 
to occupy the professional chair in Latin at the Amherst Summer School. 
And lastly, we all extend our thanks to Brother Clay W. Holmes for his 
delicate gift of Frostilla. 

Through these various items Mu Deuteron, though meeting still the 
opposition given to a novus homo or society, desires to show that %he neoer 
was more prosperous or never nearer filling just that niche which the 
charter members wisely chose for the charge of (9 J X in Amherst College. 

Lrhigh Univirsitt. 
We were very much pleased with the last copy of Thb Shield and 
think it is improving with every issue. 


Since the last publication we have enjoyed a very pleasant visit from 
Brother Bartlett. 

A few of our # brothers have been with us over night. 

Brother McCall, of U. P., stayed with us a few days on his way home 
and was sorry he could not stay in the game longer. 

Brother Cochran also spent his Easter vacation here, and were glad to 
welcome him once more among us. 

We are pleased to present Brother M. H. Bobbins, *91, of LakevUle, 
Conn. He is a good S J X, 

This year we have a fine LaCrosse team and expect to give Harvard 
some work. Our base ball team is in excellent shape also. 

The Epitome is just out and Brother Heame is secretary of the board. 

One of the brothers visited Elmira during Easter and met Brother C. 
W. Holmes, of #, '69, who still remembers college days and talks very 
enthusiastically of the future copies of Thb Shield in which he will take 
a prominent part, but the support of the brothers is necessary. 

We are all in good spirits and hope to do some good work in the rush- 
ing season. 


College op the City of New York, 

With our examinations so soon to take place, there is very little to 
write about but study. It is all we hear now at C. C. N. Y. In Fra- 
ternity matters everything is quiet and there seems to be a general lull 
over the whole place. Perhaps it is the reaction after the Centennial. 
We students in New York had the good fortune to secure the whole 
week during the Centennial from recitations and from appearances gen- 
erally. A good many will need another week to recover from last week^s 
jollification. We were very sorry to lose Brother Ehlers at the beginning 
of the term. He has left college to attend lectures at the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons. Brother Parker also left shortly after. We 
have filled their places and take pleasure in presenting to the brothers of 
Theta Delta Chi, Brothers Hibson and Smith, of the Freshman class, 
both of whom have taken hold with the true Theta Delta Chi spirit and 
have already shown us that we made no mistake in selecting them for 
brothers of Pi Deuteron. 

We are now making preparations for our charge dinner, which is to 
take place in June, and at which we shall initiate as many of our pledged 
sub-freshmen as will enter the Freshman class. We shall cordially wel- 
come any Theta Delt who may be in the city at the time of our dinner, 
about June 18th, and will take pleasure in looking up any one who will 
kindly send his address to our corresponding secretary. In addition to 


the honors spoken of in the last issue of The Shield, Pi Deuteron has 
increased her hold upon New York College affidrs by the appointment of 
Brother Fuentes to the Class Day and Brothers Waterbury and Alsdorf 
to the Commencement committees. Brother Trafford is corresponding 
secretary to the Phrenoeosmian Society. Brother Nelson has been elect- 
ed captain of the Lacrosse team and Brother Alsdorf has been appointed 
first tenor and warbler in the College Glee Club. 

At the Centennial Industrial parade, in which the colleges participated, 
four marshalships were held by Theta Delts. At our rooms in Forty- 
second street we have been honored by visits from such staunch old 
graduates as Brothers Hapes, Juvenal Gross and Taft, and a few weeks 
ago Brother Brookins added one more to the already many pleasant even- 
ings we have enjoyed through his kindness. The different fraternities 
at C. C. N. Y. are all on a firm footing and the best of good feeling pre- 
vails among us all. As the summer vacation approaches the boys are 
preparing to leave the city for the various summer resorts and many of 
us are looking forward to the time when we can renew the good times 
with the numerous Theta Delts we had the good fortune to meet with 
last summer. 

In closing, Pi Deuteron sends greeting to all of her sister charges, and 
wishes you all a most pleasant vacation. 

Active brothers of Pi Deuteron : 

'89--Ezra K. Waterbury, E. G. Alsdorf, V. Fuentes. 

'90— G. T. Dutcher, F. H. Paterson, F. R. Trafford, Dean Nelson. 

'91— Geo. Goebel. 

'92— A. B. Cole, Charles Hibson, M. A. Smith. 

Editob Pi Dbuterok. 


Columbia Colleob. 

Rho Deuteron still continues to flourish, although many of the brothers 
are beginnifig to look forward with anxious eye to the fast approaching 
examinations, which may decide the fate of some of us. We have now 
great hopes of occupying a house together with our sister charge, Pi 
Deuteron, by next October. The graduates are co-operating with us in 
this scheme. 

At present we number twenty-three men, having initiated two since 
the last issue of The Shield : Frederic Weller DeGray, '92, Arts, and 
James Alfred Murtha, '91, Law, whom we now take great pleasure in 
introducing to the fraternity. 

During the Easter holidays we had the pleasure of showing Columbia 


to Brother Manierre, of B, and Brother Heame, of N J, We are always 
glad to meet any of the brothers who may find time to call on us. 

At a recent meeting of the class of ^91, School of Mines, Brother G. R. 
Tuska was elected an editor on the next annual. Heretofore two annuals 
have been published at Columbia, one by the Junior class of the School 
of Arts, the other by the Junior class of the School of Mines. This year 
the class of *91 decided to combine the two into one annual. 

We expect to graduate nine brother^ this year, five from the Medical 
School and four from the Law School. Two of our Law School gradu- 
ates, however, Brothers McCrosin and Winans, intend to enter the class 
of ^93, School of Arts, for one year, which will greatly aidfus in procure 
ing men next year. 

As regards the other fraternities at Columbia. !F. T, seems to have 
things all her own way in class elections, while AA 9 will be well repre- 
sented on the ^Varsity and Freshmen crews of this year. ^T A had al- 
most died out at Columbia. At the beginning of the year she was repre- 
sented in the Senior class only ; but by a great effort she has secured 
seven Freshmen and one Sophomore, thus securing her existence. 9 AS 
is at present dormant, not having initiated a man this year, and but one 
last year, who did not return to college. A KE^ much to our surprise, 
has initiated but one man from the Freshman class this year. It has 
been the custom of A KE to take from ten to fifteen men from each class. 

Columbia has not got a President yet, and there seems little or no 
prospect of her securing one for some time yet. 


Dickinson Collbob. 

Dickinson, in spite of few students, supports six fraternities, X # 6, 
2XS, ^KWU, #-^016, B0il 9, and 0-^X10. 

X $ loses four men this year and there is small chance of the Chapter 
surviving. 2 X initiates ^* preps, ^' and ^AQib as mixed as usual. 

We are comfortably settled in our new rooms, and Brother Bartlett's 
visit was just in time. 

We have recently received a present of an oil painting of the Shield 
from one of our friends in town. 

Immediately following President Reed^s inauguration, Sigma gave a 
reception to some of her friends of the gentler sex. 

Brother Sassaman has left college. We frequently receive visits from 
Brothers Salmon, '86, and Pitcaim. A, 

Our charge roll is as follows : 

'90. '91. '92. 

S. S. Wallace, J. R. Heberling, J. A. Brandt, 

J. T. Hamilton, J. B. Rettew, F. L. Fletcher, 

C. W. Webbert, H. L. Baldwin, C. W. Hepburn, 

T. B. Hanly. 




Whereas, The Supreme Ruler of the Universe has seen fit to transfer 
our beloved Brother in Theta Delta Chi, Elmer Fremont Hiogiks, 
from the Zeta to the Omega Charge, therefore 

JBesohedj That while we bow to the will of an all-wise Providence, we 
sincerely mourn our beloved Brother. 

Bnohed^ That in his death our Charge has lost a faithful Brother, and 
the fraternity at large a loyal member. 

BMohed, That we sympathize with the bereaved family in their afflic- 
tion in the loss of one whose brief life gave such bright promise for the 

Bttoleedf That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, the 

Qrand Lodge, to The Shield, and to The Brunonian, 

Geo. H. Webb, '90, 
Edwew Collim Frost, '90, 

Ed. Clinton Stiness, '90, 




Hon. Andrew H. Green, of Syracuse, one of the two surviving founders 
of the fraternity, has an extensive law practice there. 

Abel Beach, another founder is at Sabinsville, Pa. It is hoped he will 
be preserved in good health for many years yet. 

Dr. Francis E. Martindale, the first initiate of the fraternity, is prac- 
tising at Port Richmond, L. I. Though quite advanced in years, the 
doctor retains vivid recollections of college days, and it is a rare pleasure 
to listen to his reminiscences of the early members of Alpha. 

Luman P. Norton, '68, is in business in Bennington, Vermont. 

Hon. Daniel N. Lockwood, '64, is a very successful lawyer and promi- 
nent democrat at Buffalo. He well deserves the name of the ^ * great nomi- 
nator," on account of his recent efforts in producing ex -President Cleve- 
land. During the late administration he very satisfactorily filled the 
position of U. S. District Attorney for Northern New York. 


Edmund Royce Morse, '79, of Rutland, Vt., has been appointed Private 
Secretary to Secretary of War Proctor at Washington. 

Charles D. Marx, C. E., '78, is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering 
and in charge of the Graphics of Engineering at Cornell. He has held 
these positions since 1884. 


Albert William Smith, M. M. E., ^78, is ABsistant Professor of Mechan- 
ical Engineering at Cornell. 

Ernest W. Huffcut, '84, is now at 819 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, ' 

F. V. Coville, '87, is instructor in Botany at Cornell University. 

Herman K. Yedder, '87, has resigned the McGraw fellowship to 
accept a position as instructor in Civil Engineering at Cornell. 

R. P. I. 

President Harrison — or Secretary Blaine — ^may do a very wise aiid pop- 
ular act of courtesy and justice by retaining Major J. L. Rathbone as 
Consul-General at Paris. Major Rathbone is one of the foremost citizens 
of California, the President of the Pacific Blood-Horse Association, and 
the only fault which the administration can possibly find in him is his 
Democracy. This should be extenuated and condoned by his efficiency, 
integrity and popularity. There is a precedent for his retention in the 
fact that President Cleveland permitted Gen. Walker, a Republican, to 
hold the Paris consulship for more than two years after the Democrats 
took charge of the Gk)vernment. Major Rathbone was not appointed un- 
til 1887, and an ordinary four years' term of office would not expire 
until 1891. We know that there are a hundred applicants for every posi- 
tion in President Harrison's gift, but there ought to be some virtue in 
the Civil Service law, more in judicious discrimination and most in the 
faithful services which Consul-General Rathbone has rendered to the 
Government and to traveling Americans. — The Spirit of the Tifne9, 

Francis Shippen, '78, is assistant superintendent of the Hoboken Gas 

William S. Kimball, '58, has endeared himself to the hearts of all 
Theta Delts by his unceasing interest and liberality in all our gatherings. 
We are all heartily glad to see him prospering in the goods of this world 
as he is in our affection and esteem. 

L. Charles Inglis, '58, is secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign 
Missions, Baltimore, Md. 

Frank G. Smith, '58, is Captain of the 4th Artillery U. S. A., and at 
present is stationed at Fort Adams, R. I. His interest in Theta Delta 
Chi is as great as ever, and would be glad to meet any member who hap- 
pens to be near Newport. 

Russell Sage, Jr., '58, is actively engaged in looking after his exten- 
sive financial operations. He resides at the Hotel Windsor in New York, 
and takes a lively interest in the success of the Pi and Rho Deuteron 


William Aim Mabt. 

Rt. Rey. A. M. Randolph, '55, D. D., is Assistant Bishop of Virginia. 
His residence is at 803 Grace street, Richmond, Va. Brother Randolph 
has recently achieved distinction by conducting the confirmation of Mrs. 
Amelie Rires Chandler, the authoress of **The Quick or the Dead." 

Rt. Rev. J. H. D. Wingfield, D. D., LL. D., is the President of St. 
Augustine Ck)llege, Benicia, Solano county, Cal., and Missionary Bishop 
of Lower California. 


For a man who is so constantly before the public, Mr. Carman, the 
editor and proprietor of the Sural Nmc Torher^ is possessed of a singular- 
ly retiring disposition, as becomes a follower of our gentle art, and he is 
seldom seen at the meetings of agriculturists or at exhibitions. His life 
is in his work and his home, and only by contact with the man in his 
daily walk and work can one learn the breadth and simple honesty of his 
character; the lack of ambition save to do good work; his indifference 
to public judgment on his acts, yet sensitiveness to criticism of his mo- 
tives, and the charity of his feelings toward rival workers — which help 
to make up the sum of his nature. Mr. Carman's place at River Edge, 
K. J., is looked upon by his friends as both a real and an ideal country 
home. Not that it is so large or fine as many that abound, or excels in 
number and splendor of its productions, like so many show places, but 
in the love and appreciation of country life and pleasures that are felt 
there. A new fruit or vegetable is not merely to eat, but gives enjoy- 
ment such as a picture or other work of art affords to many. There 
appears an idealization of everyday life, a perception of the beautiful in 
the useful, something of the kinship supposed to exist between human 
and inanimate nature in the early ages. — The American Gardener, 

Honorable Nathan F. Dixon, Jr., '69, has been elected United States 
Senator from Rhode Island, after a most stubborn contest. It is gratify- 
ing indeed to know that we have a firm ^*grip" on Rhode Island's dele- 
gation, Henry J. Spooner, '60, being United States Representative from 
that State. 

Zeta has given some very famous names to our fraternity. Among 
them are A. L. Holly, '58, the steel expert ; George P. Upton, '54, editor 
of the Chicago Tribune; John Goforth, '54, Assistant United States 
Attorney-General; Thomas Simons, '55, Assistant United States Attor- 
ney-General; Horace E. Brooks, '55, Secretary of Legation at Paris; 
Franklin Burdge, '56, Litterateur; B. Lincoln Ray, '56, the insanity ex- 
pert; William L. Stone, '57, the historian and editor Journal of Com- 
meree; Hon. Daniel B. Pond, '57, State Senator and Sheriff; George 


Tanner, '57, Professor of Qreek in the Uniyersity of Michigan ; Hon. 
John Hay, '58, author, poet, diplomatist, Private Secretary to President 
Lincoln, Secretary of Legation at Paris, Charge d' Affaires at Vienna; 
Elbert C. Carman, '58, editor of the literal New Yorker; Henry G. Mer- 
riam, '58, Herald war correspondent; Samuel N. Aldridge, '59, Assistant 
United States Treasurer at Boston ; William M. Ledwith, '60, Lieutenant- 
Governor of Florida ; Hon. H. J. Spooner, '60, Member of Congress from 
Rhode Island; Nathan ^F. Dixon, Jr., United States Senator from Rhode 


William W. Thomas, Jr., the new Minister to Sweden and Norway, 
passed through the city the other day on his way from Washington to 
his home in Portland, Me., with his appointment in his pocket. Mr. 
Thomas has already twice represented the United States at Stockholm^ 
and there is a romance connected with his love for the Swedes which 
ended in his bringing home a bride from the other side when his last 
term of office expired. Mr. Thomas is a wealthy resident of Premier 
Blaine's State, and came very near being Governor a few years ago. He 
is a graduate of Bowdoin College and a lawyer, but his life and labors 
have been chiefly spent in Sweden. Long before he went to Stockholm 
in an official capacity he had mastered the language, has translated half 
a dozen novels and determined upon a scheme of populating the prim- 
eval wilderness of Maine's backwoods with sturdy Swedes. He chart- 
ered a steamer, filled it with hard- working subjects of King Oscar, got a 
grant of land from the Maine Legislature and set the little colony to 
clearing the woods and building log cabins in Aroostook county. This 
colony is now the flourishing village of New Sweden, and the name of 
Thomas is revered there as the patron saint. The new Minister has for 
many years employed none but Swedish servants at his home in Portland, 
and his youthful bride has become a social leader in Maine society. Mr. 
Thomas is an intimate friend of the King, who is rejoiced at the return 
of such an agreeable diplomatic officer. — N, T. World. ' 

William A. Deering, '75, is Dean of the Faculty of the University of 
Vermont. He would be the right man to determine whether the old 
Gamma could not be brought to life again. We want all the old stars 
in & J X'b firmament to shine as brightly as they have ever done. 

M. L. Kimball, '87, has been elected superintendent of schools at 

F. J. C. Little, '89, is occupying the principal's chair in the Patten 
high school, Maine. 

A. M. Edwards, '81, has just invented a time and number dial, which 
has been adopted by the Boston school board. 


K. B. Mitchell, '90, has charge of the Pembroke high school this term. 
P. F. Hersey, '89, (instead of '89, as printed in the last issue) is per- 
) forming ministerial duties at Falmouth. 


Married, Thursday, February 88th, in the North Church, by the Rev. 
William S. Hubbell, Mr. Israel Piatt Pardee, Phi, '74, of Stanhope, New 
Jersey, and Alice, daughter of Mr. James H. Lee. Around the pulpit 
foliage plants and flowers were grouped, while ropes of ground pine, 
caught with bunches of lilies and red carnations were looped in long 
festoons across the choir rail and platform. At half -past five the white 
ribbons were stretched along the aisles, and the ushers took their places, 
at the head of the long bridal procession. They were Mr. Byron Clarke,, 
of Brooklyn; Mr. Barton Pardee, Phi, '77, of Hazelton, Pa. ; Mr. Daniel 
Herr, Phi, '79, of Harrisburg; Dr. Milton Robinson, of Hazelton; Mr. 
C. D. Marvin, Phi, '78, of New York, and the bride's brother, Mr. Harry 
W. Lee. After them came the four bridesmaids, Miss Edith and Miss 
Oertrude Pardee, of Hazelton ; Miss Lillie Stillman and Miss Sophie- 
^, Jewett, followed by Miss Camille Clarke, of Brooklyn, as maid of honor, 

who preceded the bride walking between her father and mother. Close 
behind came Mrs. Carleton Jewett, Mrs. Van Wickle, nee Pardee, of 
Morristown, Mrs. Benjamin Douglas, of Orange, and Mrs. 8. Allison, nee 
Pardee, of Hazelton, each in her stately wedding gown, and carryings 
bunches of roses, two pink and two yellow. The groom with his best 
man, Mr. Andrew Derr, of Wilkesbarre, met the party at the altar, and 
the solemn words were said making them husband and wife. The after 
reception at Mr. Lee's residence on Delaware avenue, was confined to 
kinsfolk and a few intimate friends, Mr. and Mrs. Pardee receiving in 
the north room surrounded by the bridal party. It was thought by 
many that the gifts were the most superb ever seen in Buffalo, the large- 
pieces of silver being numerous and two large tables were covered with 
cut glass alone. Teal served supper in the south rooms. Among the 
out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ario Pardee, father and mother of 
the groom; Mr. Frank Pardee, Phi, '79, and wife; Mr. Calvin Pardee, 
Delta, '60, and wife; Mr. and Mrs. Allison, of Hazelton; Mr. and Mrs. 
James Earl and the Misses Earl, of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Van 
Wickle, of Morristown ; Miss Schuyler, of Easton, Pa. ; Mr. Waller, of 
Bloomsburg; Mr. Adamson, Phi, '77, of Philadelphia, and Mr. H. W. 
Allison, of Allentown. On Tuesday Mr. John Bradley Greene enter- 
tained the bride and her maids at luncheon, and Thursday Mrs. Benjamin 
Douglas gave a large luncheon at the Genesee, floral favors marking each 
plate. — Buffalo Courier. 


Clay W. Holmes, '69, is & Theta Delt from "way back." Any one who 
has ever known him knows what it means when he says he is going to 
keep The Shibld going. At the same time he needs all the encourage- 
ment he can get, and the best way to show that you appreciate his loy- 
alty is to send him $1.25 for your subscription, and send it noto, 


Hon. A. M. y. P. H. Dickinson resides in Salem, N. J., and has re- 
tired from the active practice of his profession, the law. His fraternity 
Interest is, as ever, as far reaching as his name. 


J. H. Cunningham, '66, is city editor of the Utica MomMig Herald, 
Since Editor-in-Chief Ellis H. Roberts has been occupied with his official 
duties as Assistant Treasurer at New York, Brother Cunningham has 
•entirely managed the Berdld, 

Rev. Robert Bachman, '71, is the pastor of one of the most flourishing 
-city churches in Central New York, at Utica. 

N. LaF. Bachman, '72, is out at Fresno, Cal., and is an editor on the 
Bxpantor, He only regrets the lack of Theta Deltaism in his new loca* 

H. Clay Luken's book of humor, entitled, "Don't Qive it Away," con- 
tains the following sketch of E. M. Bewey, '78, now night city editor of 
the New York Sun : 

" It was on November 18, 1840, that the subject of this brief sketch 
first made a noise in the world, and considering his size at that time, he 
has never improved upon his first attempt. He has a likeness of himself 
that was taken a few months later, and he never looks at it without being 
forcibly impressed with the extreme kindness of his parents in tolerating 
him. If cities should ever engage in dispute over the honor of being 
his birthplace, he hopes this volume will be found and the question set- 
tled in favor of Cedar Lake, town of Litchfield, county of Herkimer, 
State of New York. He is not vain enough to think that his childhood 
was different from that of the average urchin. Until he was seventeen 
his e3q)erience8 were chiefly bucolic, frequently in his early years with 
the hu left off. He used his first books at District School No. 9, in the 
town last mentioned, and his last in Hamilton College, when the night 
stillness of the campus was liable to be broken by the refrain, ^^Vive la 
Seventy-three I" 

In August, 1878, he went to Worcester, Mass., as assistant editor of 
the Daily Press. That paper lingered until 1874, when he became its 
chief editor — and still lingered until early in 1878, when he became one 



of its proprietors. Then it died. Seated at a reporter's desk in the 
office of the Kew York &an^ or leaning against a post on the Battery sea 
wall, Rewey read the obituaries of his paper and wished he had devel- 
oped a turn for conducting a peanut stand or some business that could 
be abcuidoned without causing so many remarks. The opportunity of 
residing in the City of Elms was offered him by the New Hayen Beguter, 
and he accepted it. Here he had the manipulation of the Associated 
Press dispatches, and yielded to the temptation to make a few dispatches 
most every day. During the past autumn, at the solicitation of City 
Editor Bogert, he associated himself with the staff of the New York Sun, 
Members of the Theta Delta Chi college fraternity resident in Kansas 
City were entertained at supper last Thursday evening, by Mr. Albert 
Biishnell, at his residence, 1716 Penn street. It was the first reunion of 
Theta Deltas ever held in Kansas City. The fraternity has no charges in 
the Western colleges, and its members living in this city, so far as known^ 
are few. Those whom Dr. Bushnell discovered, and who were invited 
to partake of his hospitality, were Messrs. Henry French, Frank Oglebay, 
Rev. Cameron Mann, C. 8. Palmer, H. H. Getman, D. P. Mann, R. B. 
Seymour and P. C. Phillips. There are doubtless other members of the 
fraternity in this and the surrounding cities, and they are requested to 
send their names to Dr. Bushnell. — Karuas City Journal. 


N. O. Conrad, '87, has left the Union Theological Seminary on account 
of his father's sickness. 

Frank H. Harriman has gone to Chicago to engage in electrical works.. 

Nelson C. Haskell is at the Portland Medical School. 


Charles A. Brick, formerly a teacher at Augusta, Maine, goes to Cali- 
fornia on account of his health. 

Qeorge Comwell, of Union Theological Seminary, goes to Dakota, and 
£. L. Marsh, of Yale, to Nebraska, to engage in missionary work. 




The Committee on the Catalogae desires information concerning the 
following brothers : 

Information should be sent to O. 6. Davis, Hanover, N. H. 

Pursell, John H., '60 


Cook, Charles B., '79 Herrick, M., '74 

Durkee, J. H., '74 Palmer, A. W., '74 

Shoemaker, M. M., '74 

Andrews, Thomas A., '66 Perry, Andrew J., '66 

Case, Isaac P., *67 Simons, William B., '66 


Adams, William A., '72 May, Charles, '69 

Camp, John Jr., '66 Pierce, George H., '68 

Cooke, Sidney E., '64 Powell, William D., *66 

Dunn, Charles C, '67 Smith, James G., '66 

Hughes, Andrew L., '66 Story, Peter P., '55 

Lloyd, Horatio G., '56 Trott, John W., '69 

MacFarlane, Graham, '72 Upson, Stephen, '67 


Ballard, W. J. H., '58 Hart, George H., '54 

Gillian, James G., '64 Hoop, Edward L., '68 

Grandy, Cyrus W., '65 Martin, Thomas, '67 

Graves, William 11., '66 Wilkinson, Charles, '68 


Butler, Henry W., '61 Morris, Edgar R., '69 

Finney, Joseph E., '60 Norris, William E., '57 

Harkness, Frank, '72 Olcott, Egbert, '69 

Kelton, Edward G., '63 Paine, C. A., '75 

McKinney, M. G., '78 Palmer, Henry R., '79 

Pierce, Fenelon A., '67 

Ransford, Hascall, '59 Tucker, Charles R., '64 

Robert, James A., '68 Tulane, Louis, '66 

Scott, Frederick, '74 Tytus, John B., '69 

Thompson, Charles S., '62 Whitredge, John C, '60 


Bradstreet, David Nale, '66 Hilton, Stephen, '68 

Hayes, Daniel Edward, '59 Howe, James Madison, Jr., '68 

Enight, James Melville, '64 

Brice, James K., '77 Shaffer, Charles B., '88 

O'Connell, Patrick A., '57 Skinner, Benjamin S., '60 



Caughey, William H., *84 Spooner, Frank A., '76 

Griffin, Hiram, '82 I^ne, Edward B., '81 

Hayden, Francis C, '80 Lane, Emery W., '82 

Weeks, George F., '80 


Alexander, William R., '78 Garrison, James G., '70 

Almond, Marcus B., 74 Nelson, Keating 8., '75 

Bellamy, John D., '74 Robertson, Alexander F., '78 

Callahan, Bryan, '75 Thomas, George S., '75 

Dunlap, James N., '75 Ward, Patrick H., '73 

Wilson, Thornton S., '76 

Cook, George W., '68 Laux. Carl, Jr., '62 

Winsor, Samael A., '60 


Adams, William P., '66 Mellen, James R., '65 

Beatty, R. D. '67 Mitchell, J. K., 71 

Bushfield, L. C, '69 Norton, Frederick L., '72 

Clendenan, D. W., '71 Richey, C. D., '66 

Daniels, W. C, '72 Roberts, C. C, '71 

Deleplain, L. L., '70 Shriver, Charles E., '69 

Doty, C. B., '71 Smith, Frank W., '62 

Harvey, Israel, '72 Smith, Frank K., '64 

Huston, Frank, '69 Tompkins, Jackson B., '64 

Jewell, John D., lawyer, '60 Townsend, Cyrus, '59 

Kerr, Robert A., M. D., '67 Turner, C. B., '71 

Kirchoff, Frederick Wm., '78 
Bill, A. H., '71 Wood, C. L., '84 

Miles, John C, '66 

Cox, B. Prank, '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 

PHI. • 

Appelman, Lloyd P., '78 Kline, Frank J., '69 


Ayer, E. Irving, '72 Markham, Spencer S., '78 

Blossom, Thomas E., '71 Mason, Orlim J., '74 

Chapman, Hobart M., '74 Oaks, John F., M. D., '70 

Clark, Orlando E., '76 Van Auken, Edwin E., '75 

Fitch, Arthur H., '73 Weir, William B., '77 

-Gage, John R., '77 Wile, Isaac G., '70 




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Beta - - - J. T. Manibrrb, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Delta - - J. C. Haijx)CK, Delta Hall, Troy, N. Y. 

Epsilon Deuteron Hbkry P. McKnight, 107 Wall St., New Haven, Conn. 

Zeta - - Fred M. Rhodes, 75 Chestnut St., Providence, R. I. 

Eta - - - B. O. RiDW)N, Brunswick, Me. 

Theta - - Frank Curtis, Mt. Vemon, Ohio. 

Iota ' ' - E. S. Griffing, ii Stoughton, Cambridge, Mass. 

Kap^ - ' F. W. Perkins, College Hill, Mass. 

Lambda - - Ai«bbrt Caudi«in, 39 Holyoke Street, Boston Mass. 

3fu Deut€ro7i - E. D. Daniels, Amherst, Mass. 

Nu Deuteron - L. H. Ei*y, 237 South New St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Xi - - - H. I. Beers, L. B. 70, Geneva, N. Y. 

Otnicron Deuteron MERRnx Shurti«efp, Hanover, N. H. 

Pi Deuteron - Forrest R. Trafford, 40 E. 26th St., New York. 

Rho Deuteron - R. G. Dn^woRTH, Columbia College, New York. 

Sigma - - Duncan C. Lee, Clinton, N. Y. 

/%f - - - W. L. Sanderson, Easton, Pa. 



I^i ' ' - Sam S. Waixace, Carlisle, Pa. 1 




ARTHUR L. BARTLETT, 19 Milk St, Boston, Mass. 


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1847 Ballston Law School, 

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1853 Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

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1881 College of the City of New York. 

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Beta - - - Max McKinnby,!No. 36 Tioga St., Ithaca, N. Y, 

Delta - - J. C. Hai«i/x:k, DclU Hall, Troy, N. Y. 

EpsiUm Deuteron L. W. Gunckki«, Box 1571, New Haven, Conn. 

Zeta - - Gborgs H. Wsbb, 851 Eddy St, Providence, R. I, 

Eta - - - W. B. MiTCHBiX, Box 1155 Brunswick, Me. 

Theta - - Frank S. Curtis, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. 

Iota ... Max A. Kn^vBRT, 11 Stoughton, Cambridge, Massr 

Kappa - - E. J. Crandaix, College Hill, Mass. 

Lambda - - M. Wbbbbr, 39 Holyoke St, Boston, Mass. 

Mu Deuteron - A. W. Crockbt, Amherst, Mass. 

Nu Deuteron - D. G. Hkarnk, 237 South New St, [Bethlehem, Pa, 

Pi ' - - Chari^bs C. Hoff, Geneva, N. Y. 

Omicron Deuteron Arch C. Boyd, Box 391, Hanover, N. H. 

Pi Deuteron - Forrest R. Trafford, 40 E. 26th, New York City. 

Rho Deuteron - Frank N. Dodd, 13 W. 42 N. Y. City. 

Sigma - - J. R. Hbbbri^ing, Carlisle, Pa. 

Phi - - - R. C. Bryant, Easton, Pa. 

Psi - - - Jambs D. Rogbrs, Clinton, N. Y. 

O. S. Davis, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. 




Hon. E. O. Graves, Washington, D. C, President. 
AI.BX M, Rich, Reisterstown, Md., Se^y and Treat. 


Hon. Wniia S. Paine, President. 

Eon. Samubi. D. Morris, Jaues Cruikshane, LL. D., PRANKttN 

BuRDGE, Chari,es McDonau), Colonel Rodney 

SiiiTH, U. S. A., Charles R. Muxer, 

Vice Presidents. 

Benjamin Douglass, Jr., Chairman. 
Charles D. Marvin, Sefy and Treas. 

A. W. Nicou,, H. G. H. Tarr, I. P. Pardee, Ralph H. Brandreth, 

Robert H. Eddy, Jacques B. Juvenal, Robert 

Payne, Executive CommitUe. 

Son. Daniel Lockwood, Vres. Henry Chacb, Sec'yand TVeas. 

&. Douglass Cornell, isi Vice Pres. Jacob Spahn, »d Vice Pres. 

Pnbltoli«r*« j&iuioiiiiic«in«iit« 

The ShieItD greets you in the new dress promised in the 

last issue and awaits your comments. It has been our effort to 

make this number so replete with interesting matter that the 

fraternity might turn with pride to it as the representative 

I organ of college societies. This is a sample of what The 

Nj>^HiElrD will be if our members wiU do their part toward its 

^^i maintainance. The new feature of graduate personals should 

kindle anew the fires which have burned around our altars, and 

spur up the old members to do their share toward making 

The Shiei*d a success. This number wiU be sent to every 

brother whose address we have, in the hope that by return 

mail we may receive the subscription price. Please fill out 

and return enclosed blank. If you have not received the first 

number it wiU be sent on receipt of money. 

The next number will appear about September loth. 


UOL. u. July, i889. no. i. 

fO^>N>\\\.l T«t IttKHkV. SIKI^S. HXQHIS ?\JK?\.l KOftt 
«CQiU. >NH\\.L S>N\HQS \1l S?KCt THi nHQLHl OV-OBl. 

»i\\.\. au\ot KHO av)ikH\) iHt ihuk ^jtuk c«\/- 


Read before the members of Kappa Charge, Tuft's College. 

It will be the purpose of this article to outline, as far as the limitations 
of the nature of the subject and of the opportunity will permit, the 
spirit which should in the writer's opinion animate every Theta Delt in 
his fraternity relations and, more especially, in his relations with the out- 
side college world. These opinions may or may not secure general accept- 
ance; nevertheless the writer feels that keeping a high ideal constantly 
in view, and the frequent expression of opinion, however humble, by 
every brother as to what this ideal should be, are the only means of mak- 
ing the fraternity achieve its highest possible ends. On this ground then 
I make my excuse, if any is necessary, for seeming to act the part of 

In the first place a brief word as to our strictly fraternity relations. 
We must remember that first, last and all the time this is a broiherkood, 
and its essential benefit can come to us only in that direction. We may 
and do gain other advantages; indeed these are very important, and are 
not to be despised; but fundamentally Theta Delta Chi is not a debating 
society, is not a school for parliamentary practice, is not a political arena, 
and is not a mutual admiration club, but it is a fraternity, founded on 
the^rinciple of brotherly love and sympathy. Do not tmderstand me 
as advocating that we ought to make our meetings nothing but occasions 
for the repetition of this sentiment in so many words. That would defeat 
its own end, for whatever strength there might originally exist, it would 

44 ^HK SHIBI^D. 

soon dissipate itself if thus constantly exposed. No ! this sentiment 
must exist underneath all our external ceremonies, permeating them and 
being ever present to direct them to wise and useful purposes. But we 
must be sure that it is present, we must feel its existence, for we cannot 
describe it, and we must be sure that we are not placing the importance 
and value of our fraternity life on the external forms and ceremonies. 

Now it is easy to assent to all this in a general sort of way, and yet be 
perplexed with the question, ** How is this illusive, intangible sentiment, 
whose presence can only be felt, to be laid hold of, and to be retained 
when once acquired ? " It cannot be possessed all at once, nor can it be 
possessed in any manner except by whole-souled work on the part of each 
individual brother. No brother can give it to another, or give the secret 
of obtaining it, but it must be a personal experience. And you will find 
that this spirit is possessed in greatest measure by those who throw them- 
selves heart and soul into the work of the charge. The purely critical 
mood is not the mood that is congenial to it; that is that after a man has 
taken the vows that make him a brother in Theta Delta Chi, while he is 
to shut his eyes to no faults in the brothers or in the charge simply be- 
cause he is a member, yet his method of criticism must be from the 
inside^ outwardy and not from the outside^ inward. There is a vast dif- 
ference between the two moods of looking at fraternity matters; in fact 
there is the difiPerence between a member possessed of the true Theta 
Delt spirit, and one who is not. No one ever acquired the right spirit by 
regarding everything as a disinterested spectator; but one must get to the 
living, throbbing heart of all our power and strength, and then he may 
criticise with profit to himself and his brothers. No man is so firm a be- 
liever in good health as the healthy man, and there is no way of enjoying 
health except by being healthy; you will never believe in health or enjoy 
it by standing listlessly by and criticising. Just so in this matter of ac- 
quiring the true spirit; no one is so firm a believer in it as the brother 
who has acquired it, and there is no way of acquiring it except by enter- 
ing unreservedly heart and soul into all the activities of fraternity life. 

The more difficult portion of our subject remains to be discussed, viz: 
'' How shall the brother bear himself personally, and what shall be the 
position of the fraternity as a whole, toward the outside college world ? ** 

All of us, I think, understand that to the brothers in the charge each 
one stands in a certain peculiar relation; if this relation is formed by the 
true sentiment, there must always be in his heart a feeling toward a 
brother, in purely college affairs even, different from that toward other 
college men. Yet it would be a sad state of things if this feeling made us 
stand exclusively apart from our fellow collegians. We are, while mem- 
bers of a fraternity that ministers to and demands attention from on^et 
of relationships, also members of a college, and a class in that college, 
and are bound by obligations incimibent on us as such. Indeed our very 
position as members of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity calls upon us to 


act up to these obligations in a public spirited, manly fashion; the same 
sentiment that prompts loyalty to charge prompts loyalty to class; the 
sentiment, T^hich, if lived up to, will make us true brothers in all that 
the term signifies, will fill us with feelings of good-will and sympathy 
toward our fellows in college; in short, if there is anything in our frater- 
nity that broadens a man's whole nature, it will manifest itself as a 
potent factor in determining our bearing toward our neighbors who are 
outside the mystic pale of Theta Delta Chi. One of the essential benefits 
that our fraternity ought to confer upon a man is the development of cer- 
tain faculties that are necessary to complete manhood ; and if it does 
confer this benefit this renewed sense of manhood will compel him to act 
in a manly way toward all with whom he may be associated. Thus we 
see that instead of making a brother exclusive in his sympathies, the 
true spirit of Theta Delta Chi tends to broaden these sympathies, and to 
make him more ready and willing to associate freely with those in class 
or college who may not belong to his own fraternity. 

There is, nevertheless, another phase to the matter. As we said above, 
there is a sense in which a brother is more to a man than is an outsider, 
and this special tie must not be overlooked. A recognition of it, at the 
same time that it makes one free in his intercouise with his fellows, will 
also make one quick to stand up for the good name of a brother. For 
instance one may hear the conduct or character of a brother censured in 
the presence of a number of students; then is the opportunity to bear 
witness to the other side of his character. You may be perfectly sure 
that his faults will be set down, ** nothing extenuated," and it is a broth- 
er's part to present to view his virtues. There is no unwarranted exdu- 
siveness shown here; it is simply the part of a man and a brother. 

Finally let us see what should be the relation of the charge as a body 
to the affairs of the college world. In the first place every one must 
recognize the fact that the secret fraternities are to a certain extent inex- 
tricably bound up with the social and political life of the college. Their 
influence, while not so overpowering as in former days, is still predomi- 
nant. At present in Tuft's College there is but one office of any impor- 
tance that the occupant may feel honored to hold, and that is the position 
of editor-in-chief of the Tuftonian, This is thus favored in being 
removed from the domain of college politics, and the power given the 
Faculty to choose the incumbent. This is not saying that no other office 
is well filled; as long as all the societies have good men the office will 
not suffer materially, no matter which society secures it. But that is no 
credit to the system, which does not allow the occupant of any office — 
save the one mentioned — ^to feel that he holds his position through his 
own superior qualifications, or through the wish of his fellow students, 
but that he holds it because his society has come out on top in the turn 
of the political wheel. 

Now we do not mention these matters for the sake of finding fault, but 


that we may look the matter squarely in the face in order better to decide 
what shall be the spirit shown by our fraternity in college afiPairs under 
the existing state of things. I shall assume that erery brother agrees 
that the system is vicious in principle, and is ready to lessen its inherent 
evils to the best of his ability- Therefore I will say that while the fra- 
ternity has rights that must be respected, yet there is such a thing as 
carrying the demand for "our rights*' too far. Under the existing regime 
our self respect and the position we must maintain before the graduates 
and tmder-graduates demands that we be properly represented; neverthe- 
less, when there is a a clash so great as to endanger any undertaking of 
the college as a body, in my opinion the fraternity acts more in accord- 
ance with its true spirit by yielding, even though it may seem to be an 
ignominious defeat. For as the success of the undertaking will be to the 
credit of the whole college, and the failure to the discredit of the whole 
college, and to no special faction in either case, so the interests of the 
whole college should, in my opinion, have the right of way over the 
interests of any faction. Now this is a strong statement, but I honestly 
believe that its principle would, if adopted, benefit us in the end. For I 
have enough faith in the good sense of the members of the other socie- 
ties to believe that when they see that Theta Delta Chi will even make 
what would seem to many a sacrifice of prestige for the sake of harmony, 
they will desire to emulate her example. They will soon recognize the 
truth of the fact that however much of legal, technical right it may 
possess, the fraternity that will ruin any college undertaking to maintain 
its "rights" will surely lose favor with the under-graduates at large; 
they will come to see that purely as a matter of policy they cannot afford 
to let us have the reputation of being willing to be public-spirited enough 
to put any general undertaking through at the expense of our technical 
** rights. " Thus while we are following out the dictates of the true Theta 
Delta Chi spirit, our action will become " the little leaven that leaveneth 
the whole lump." 

This then, I think, should be the true spirit of our beloved fraternity — 
a spirit that should prompt every brother to act, in all his fields of duty 
and endeavor, in accordance with the highest ideals of manliness and 
honor. You have all heard of the miraculous pitcher of Philemon and 
Baucis, that refilled itself every time it was emptied, and the oftener it 
was emptied the quicker was the supply renewed. Just so is it with this 
spirit we would have inculcated; the more it is drawn upon the greater 
becomes its power to broaden the life and ennoble the character of every 
brother in Theta Delta Chi. 

Frkd W. Pbrkins, Kappa. 




I drink to her whose memofy never may depart, 
Deep graven on each srateful heart 

Till memory shall die; 
I drink to her whom we all love, 
Pure and bright as the stars above— 

I drink to TheU DelU Chi. 

A merry company was gathered together at Hotel Thorn- 
dike, Boston, on the evening of June 7th, to hold the annual 
Reunion Banquet of Kappa charge. These reunions of the 
graduate and undergraduate brothers have long been regular 
gatherings, and have been of great interest and profit to all 
concerned. This occasion drew together about forty of the 
brothers and was in every way most enjoyable. To the under-^ 
classmen, especially, are such reunions valuable, inasmuch as 
they enable them to see the fraternity in a broader way than 
the limited opportunities of college life permit. The officers of 
the banquet were : Toastmaster, Byron Grace, '67; Orator, 
Rev. Selden Gilbert, '63, and Poet, Francis A. Nichols, '65, 
literary editor of the Boston Weekly Globe\ and among the 
graduate brothers present were Rev. W. A. Start, '62, W. C. 
Ireland, '65, Eugene H. Richards, *62, Samuel W. Mendrun, 
'85, Ralph E. Joslin, '86, Frank H. Howe, '82, F. C. Spauld- 
ing, '86. President A. L. Bartlett, of the Grand Lodge, was 
also present. After one of mine host Damon' s excellent dinners 
was done full justice to, Brother A. W. Grace, '91, chairman 
of the committee of arrangements, called the meeting to order 
and introduced the Toastmaster, Brother Byron Grace, who 
filled, the office in a very felicitous manner. The more sub- 
stantial part of the post-prandial exercises was the oration by 
Brother Gilbert on the ** Evolution of Education." It was a 
most finished and scholarly production and was received with 
marked interest by all present. No abstract could do it justice, 
and none is attempted. The poem by Brother Nichols had the 
genuine ring and was loudly applauded. There was no set 
programme for the rest of the evening, the Toastmaster calling 
on whomsoever his fancy chose, but the result was that the 
speeches were delightfully informal. The old graduates gave 


reminiscences of their college days, and a jollier time could not 
be imagined. Brother Richards, one whose marvellous col- 
lection of stories, and no less marvellous manner of telling 
them, was well known to many of the brothers, kept the com- 
pany in a continual roar of laughter for nearly half an hour, 
and Brother Ireland gained the equally hearty though less 
demonstrative applause of the brothers by his recollection of 
the men and ways of twenty years ago. President Bartlett, 
on being called upon, was enthusiastically received, and he 
spoke on the ** Ideal Charge." Brother Charles L. Keed, '89, 
responded to a request of the Toastmaster to tell the graduate 
brethren the present condition of affairs in the charge that they 
loved and worked for in days gone by, and he was able to tell 
them that in the character of the men, the interest taken in 
fraternity matters, the position of the charge in the eyes of the 
other societies in college and of the college men generally, old 
Kappa need give none of its friends cause for anxiety or shame. 
Several fraternity songs were sung in the course of the even- 
ing, and the closing remarks were made by Brother Thomas 
O. Marvin, his theme being *' Ladies in Theta Delta Chi.*' 
His topic had special significance from the fact that two of our 
best known recent graduates had been recently married, and 
hearty cheers went up for the ** fairest of women, a Theta 
Belt's wife.'* After singing the ** Parting Song" to the tune 
of ** Auld Lang Syne" and drinking in silence to the Omega 
charge, the gathering broke up, the unanimous opinion being 

that it was one of the most enjoyable reunions old Kappa had 
ever held. 

God bless our brother band, 
May it forever stand 

Faithful and true; 
Sign of the love each gave, 
I«ong may our banner wave, 

It's Black, White and Blue. 

On our bright shield of gold, 
Colors that ne'er grow old 

In beauty shine; 
Black blends these with the White, 
While o'er them shines the light 

Of Blue divine. 

stars so serenely beaming. 
Angelic emblems seeming, 

Lighten our way; 
Vanish all dark despair! 
While they shine faithful there. 

Bright as the day. 




On the evening of the 7th of June, 1889, some twenty mem- 
bers of the fraternity residing in Buffalo and vicinity met at 
the Niagara Hotel, Buffalo, having been called together by a 
committee appointed for that purpose. 

Bro. Henry Chace, who had acted as secretary for the com- 
mittee, called the meeting to order, and Bro. Daniel I/)ckwood 
was then asked to take the chair. The feeling seemed to be 
unanimous amongst all present that a permanent organization 
should be effected for Western New York, and thereupon the 
association was formed under the name of The Theta Delta Chi 
Association of Western New York. 

The jurisdiction of the Association extends from a line drawn 

through Rochester to the southern boundary of the state and 

includes all west of this line. The following officers were 
elected for the ensuing year : 

President, Hon. Daniel Lockwood, Buffalo ; First Vice Pres- 
ident, S. Douglas Cornell, Buffalo ; Second Vice President,. 
Jacob Spahn, Rochester ; Secretary and Treasurer, Henry 
Chace, Buffalo ; Executive Committee, W. S. Kimball, Roch- 
ester, Marsenus H. Briggs, Rochester, W. B. Hoyt, Buffalo, 
S. A. Simons, Buffalo, the Secretary, Henry Chace, Buffalo. 

The executive committee were empowered to work at will 
and to transact such business for the Association as they may 
think proper. 

It is the purpose of the Association to meet once a year and 
at each meeting to receive and act upon the report of the exe- 
cutive committee for the past year. A banquet was served 
immediately after the adjournment of the meeting and was 
presided over by the President, Hon. Daniel Lockwood. 

We give a list of those present. 

Hon. Daniel Lockwood, V. Mott Pierce, Seward A. Simons, 
S. Douglas Cornell, William G. Preston, Rev. Ruftis S. Green, 
Rev. John McLachlan, Gen. John C. Graves, John V. Reyn- 
ders, John O. Chace, Benj. H. Grove, M. D., James Sheldon, 
T. Guilford Smith, Henry S. Tuthill, W. B. Hoyt, J. W. 
Nichols, Dr. Wm. H. Chace, Jacob Spahn, James C. Beecher^ 
Henry Chace. 

All communications to the Association should be addressed 
to the Secretary, Henry Chace, at Buffalo, New York. 




Rev. Henry R. Foster. 

SxsD December a, 1887, at San BBRNARDXiro, Calzforitxa, Aged Twenty-eight. 
Read at 420 Annual Banquet of Theta Delta Chi, at Fifth Avenue Hotel 
November 7$, 1888. Biographer, Sbtb P. Smith, a Classmate of Brother 
Foster at Dartmouth. 

It is becoming, it is profitable withal, on occasions like these, to pause, 
not so much to contemplate the great verities that lie directly opposite 
the scenes of festivity and of life, as to pay our sincere tribute and hom- 
age to the memory of the brothers whom death has translated from the 
charges below to the Great Omega charge above; profitable to cull a few 
lessons from their noble lives to aid and inspire us to nobler deeds and 
greater loyalty to the fraternity in whose welfare we have a common 

Since we last met in convention one of the bright stars of our fraternal 
galaxy has sunk below the horizon of time and dawned in the sky of 

Ours is the grateful task to-night to speak in the memory of this brother. 

To an assembly of Theta Delts Brother Henry R. Foster needs no in- 
troduction. He was bom June 28, 1859, *t West Newbury, Mass., a quiet, 
picturesque town on the Merrimac river. He sprang from a priestly line- 
age; his father, the Rev.- David Foster, D. D., beloved and respected 
everywhere and widely known for his quaint humor, is one of four broth- 
ers, all of whom are honored ministers of the gospel; his mother is a 
woman of rare loveliness of character, in whom are centered the virtues 
of the Roman matron Cornelia and the Jewess Hannah; both father and 
mother were eminently fitted by character and attainments to train and 
shape his early life and help make him the grandly promising man that 
he was. 

In the early childhood of our brother hb father accepted a call from 
the North Congregational church at Winchendon, Mass., where he is 
still acceptably continuing a long and successful pastosate, so that Win- 
chendon is the place with which Brother Foster's name was most inti- 
mately associated. 

At sixteen he entered Cushing Academy, a fitting school in the neigh- 
boring town of Ashbumham, from which he graduated with its first class 
in 1877. His career at the preparatory school was most creditable; and 
it was here that his attractive and manly nature first asserted itself, mak- 
ing him the pet of schoolmates and instructors; and here, too, his never 
failing power to win nicknames won him the sobriquet of ''Henie,'* a 
shortening of his first name; and afterwards in college his remarkable 
memory earned him the title of '* Encyclopsedia." 



When the alumni association of Gushing Academy was organized, his 
fellow students showed their high esteem for Brother Foster by electing 
him its first president and continuing him in the office till his death. 

In '8i he entered Dartmouth college, the Alma Mater of his father, 
uncles, and subsequently of his brother. Sickness early interrupted his 
college course, and when he returned to his studies, a year later, it was 
to enter '82, in which class he graduated. 

His superior order of mind, his well trained and richly stored intellect, 
combined with a rare aptitude for study and a love for work, enabled 
him at once to take a high rank as a scholar, which he maintained through- 
out the four years, graduating a commencement speaker and a member 
of the Phi Beta Kappa. At college he showed marked ability and genius 
for writing poetry. Among his literary remains are excellent poems, 
whose worth I cannot better portray than by quoting the following ** At 
the Window,'* written while in college : 


So you were sitting and singing, 
As the evening chimes were ringing, 

At the window there; 
And the quaint old-fashioned shading 
Of the window curtains fading, 

Made a picture rare. 

I«ong I stood and looked and listened. 
While the dying sunbeams glistened 

In your golden hair; 
Till the shades of night up-creeping 
Took you into their own keeping 

I stood watching there. 

Often since in vain I've waited. 
Thinking that you were belated, 

Watching for my fair; 
But the quaint old-fashioned shading 
Of the window curtains fading 

Only mocked me there. 

Not only did he excel as a scholar and author, but he held a high toned, 
manly place in every walk of college life. In the moral atmosphere at 
Dartmouth his influence was positive and helpful. Free from sham, hy- 
pocrisy and cant, Christianity as he lived it was never repelling but al- 
ways attractive. So true and consistent was his life that a non-Christian 
classmate remarked, after our brother had entered the seminary, *' I have 
faith in Poster's intentions in entering the ministry.'* 

His daily intercourse with college mates was characterized by a digni- 
fied and courteous conduct. Just, generous, sympathetic and loyal he 
ever was, and though quick to resent an injury he never gave a thrust 

His dry humor, his Attic wit and the charm and fascination of his con- 
versation made him the life of all social gatherings and the general favor- 
ite of his class. 


As a speaker he possessed great fluency, in argument couTincing, in 
judgment well balanced, these gifts he enthusiastically brought to the 
support of every wholesome scheme and measure and became a control- 
ling power in shaping the college history and policy of his time. 

The characteristics that made him the pet of Gushing Academy won 
for him a phenomenal popularity at Dartmouth. 

Brother Foster was so deeply loved and highly esteemed, so genuinely 
popular, so thoroughly capable to fill every position within the gift of 
college and class, that his preferment or election never awakened jealousy 
or begat animosity in the bosom of a vanquished classmate or a defeated 
rival. Among the many offices to which he was elected was that of Class 
President, Secretary of Athletic Association and President of the Christian 
Fraternity (as it was then called), and literary editor of the Dartmouth, 

The charge of Theta Delta Chi at Dartmouth was passing through a 
critical period while Brother Foster was in college. When he was initiat- 
ed into the brotherhood he found himself member of a charge that ranked 
loW among the fraternities at Dartmouth and that was rapidly declining 
in position and influence, owing to a variety of causes. 

Meanwhile the charge was unexpectedly called to pass through a trying 
and bitter experience with the Grand Lodge. The outlook of Omicron 
Deuteron was gloomy and its extinction imminent, and its prospects to a 
newly made "Thet" anything but encouraging. But Brother Foster's 
great faith in our "Beloved Fraternity," in its principles and its men, 
inspired him with hope and courage, and the deplorable condition of the 
charge revealed to him an opportunity to do great things for Theta Delta 
Chi; and he, loyal soul, gave to the charge in its extremity his best ser- 
vice and his richest gifts, and had the pleasure of witnessing at gradua- 
tion what was an incoherent membership changed to a congenial and 
united band of brothers; of seeing a hall whose naked walls and meager 
ftimishings rendered it cold and unattractive quarters when he first en- 
tered it, transformed into an inviting and delightftil abode; and the 
greater joy of seeing the prestige of Theta Delta Chi restored at Dart- 
mouth and her standing and influence increased beyond anything known 
in her previous history. His love for the Fraternity after graduation did 
not grow cold, as is too often the case. During his last illness he often 
spoke of the delight which he had always taken in Theta Delta Chi, com- 
paring his continued interest with the waning regard of graduates of other 
fraternities. Twice during the last week of his life he dreamed of com- 
ing into the possession of a large fortune, and laughingly spoke of what 
he would like to do with so much property, naming as one of his wishes 
a charge house for Omicron Deuteron. 

In the fall of '82 Brother Foster entered upon his theological studies at 
Hartford Seminary, from which institution he graduated in '85. 

At the Seminary his career was in keeping with his previous record. 


While here occasional poems came from his facile pen, two of which I 
read, as they illustrate the range of his muse. 

** The Violiniste's Valentine'* was sent as a valentine, with a basket of 
violets, to a young lady with whom he had had some talk about the kin- 
ship between musical instruments and flowers, the violin being likened 
* to a violet. 

" The Viohn is the yioUt.'* 

A Violet in a meadow lay, 

Sleepily blinking th^sun, 
Wondering whether its peaceful day 

Forever and aye would run, 
When the Voice of a Violin, they aay, 

Awakened the slumbering one. 

The blush of surprise its petals showed 

Has tinted them ever since; 
And the homage paid is still bestowed 

By the peasant on the Prince. 

On Valentine's Day 

Their visits they pay, 
These cousins of tone and tint; 
Receive them to-day, 
, And let them stay, 

^ The kindred of nature's mint. 

"The Original Thetes," written for the initiation'of Omicron^Deuteron 
Nov. 15, '83, which you will enjoy because of its rollicking metre: 


Olympus' top was peopled once, 

Or so the stories run, 
With gods and goddesses sublime, 

Who gathered in the fun 
Of mortals (when they had the time); 

In those ancestral days. 
When gods were men and men were gods, 

In most bewildering ways. 
But when the charioteer of Sol 

Had stalled his fiery steeds. 
The gods assembled on the mount 

And revelled on its meads. 
From out its sacred niche they drew 

A pearl-encircled shield, 
% With Grecian letters there inscribed 

In token of their guild. 
And Hebe passed the nectar round, 

Or Ganymede ran 
At Juno's smile or Jove's high nod- 
Mid god's though but a man, 
Oljrmpus' top's deserted now, 

The gods are vanished all 
Prom mountain peak and mountain glen, 

And gone the steeds of Sol. 


But when the summer's sun has sunk 

Low in the western sky, 
A ghostly multitude is seen 

Or heard their smothered sigh, 
For e'en the shield is vanished now 

That once was their's alone ; 
And men have learned the laws and lore 

Of that world-famous stone. 
As Ganymede took the shield 

When all the gods took flight, 
And showed to men its secrets rare 

And governed by its might, 
Until on eagle's wings again 

He was to Heaven up-borne 
To serve the ghostly Jupiter 

And leave us but to mourn; 
So now to us it has been given 

To follow after these, 
And stand where once they stood, I ween, 

Andfwhat they left to seize. 

Within these years— the gods were kind— 

We've made ourselves a name; 
And stand to-night, as once they stood, 

With revels for our game. 
Pass the ambrosial nectar round, 

Where's Hebe? Who is G.? 
And ring the long Olympic shout 

Of Theta Delta Chi. 
And listen, as it dies away 

O'er far ^gean sea. 
Returns an answering echo 

Of Theta Delta Chi. 
" The gods fight for us," was the cry 

On Lake Regillus' shore; 
The gods arc with us, so say we, 

What care we now for more ? 
Sing paeans now as ne'er you sang 

The pseans of the past. 
You've gathered 'neath the Olympic shield 

Of the old gods at last. 

The winter after his graduation he spent in home missionary work in 
the South, where his work was not inconsiderable, and his influence such 
that several churches in Florida wanted to keep him, but believing the 
long summer vacation meant too much inacti\'ity, he declined their offers 
and returned North. 

September 22, 1885, at the old home church in Winchenden, his father, 
assisted by a brother and nephew (a rare ordination service in which four 
of the same kin participate), ordained him for home missionary work in 
Walla Walla, W. T., where he at once began to labor. He found the 
church in a somewhat unfortunate state because of divisions and unwise 
methods. He soon won the hearts of the students of Whitman college 
and interested tliem and a large circle of young people in his church 


-work and succeeded in bringing to the support and into the church many 
people of refinement whom former religious methods had repelled. 

In January a series of special religious services were held in the city, in 
which he took a very active part; once or twice going at great risk to his 
health to meetings which he feared would be, and found were, unattend- 
ed by other ministers. Overwork and exposure brought on an attack of 
bronchial pneumonia, which resulted in nervous prostration and con- 
sumption. He was thoroughly exhausted in every way and disconsolate 
at his failing health. But recovering from the immediate efifect of the 
attack, and though physically unable to write, he labored on, preaching 
extemporaneously. Once complete exhaustion throughout the week com- 
pelled him to read on Sunday a sermon of Phillips Brooks. With his 
never-failing himior he wrote his father that his people seemed to enjoy 
the sermon fully as much as usual. 

Unmindful of his condition, with the hand of death already upon him, 
he struggled on with a brave heart and keen brain till May 6th, when his 
physician, on examination of his lungs, ordered him to leave Walla Walla 
the next day, which he did, going to San Bernardino, Southern California, 
where he remained until death. 

But he had won his spurs in the little Home Missionary church in his 
six months pastorate, and he was to have his reward sooner than he ex- 
pected. He labored so devotedly, so wisely and successfully in this short 
time that the influence of his work has left its stamp on city, college and 
church. In these brief months in which he was giving up his life for his 
work the church was revived and the additions to its membership larger 
than in any two years of its previous history. The branch of the Young 
Men's Christian Association in the city owes its origin to his efforts. 

In testimony of the mark he made, his church offered him three, six, 
or even twelve months' vacation, as they wanted him, and him only; he 
was the chosen baccalaureate preacher of Whitman college, and the com- 
missioned chaplain of the second regiment of the National Guards of 
Washington Territory, with the rank of captain. 

Among his manifold duties he still found time to indulge in his favorite 
pastime of making verses, some of which were published. 

** The Reynolds House " was written about a house where he was very 
delightfully and frequently entertained, situated just' across the street 
from his rooms. The last stanza is almost prophetic. 



Over the fence at the Reynolds house 

I look with longing eyes; 
For, in spite of the fact that I wear a blouse 

And dress in^ar's gruise, 
Over again it carries me back 

To home and childhood's days, 
And I travel once more o'er the beaten track 

Of youthful toils and plays. 


Over the fence at the Reynolds houi 

I«ittle cere they for me, 
So I loaf at the comer, an envious chouse, 

Watching their pranlu and glee. 
Over the fence — that was "out," you know, 

The way we used to play. 
When the juniper berries began to grow 

At balmy breath of May. 

Over the fence — ^ycs, and "out" am I; 

Do not I know it well? 
But I laugh at their jests, tho' I know not why,, 

Catching no words that fell. 
Day after day on the other walk, 

I^ooking and lingering on, 
I snatch as I may at their names as they talk, 

Till sun and they are gone. 

All of them seem to be cent'ring round 

Flaxen-haired, darling Tot; 
Both Grandpa and Grandma are there to be found. 

Mamma and Seelye-Dot, 
Anna the aunt, (the first name I caught), 

Allen and Uncle Had; 
While others will spring to my lips as I'm taught 

By lips themselves ne'er sad. 


Over the fence — and at home once more I 

I laugh with childish glee 
At the fun in my grandfather's bojrish lore. 

Until he's pleased, I see. 
But ne'er again will that dream come true I 

My sleeve's across my eyes; 
When I hear the pat of a runaway shoe 

And Totsy's laugh of surprise. 


Over the fence — at home; she's safe. 

" Chinaman's there," she cries; 
And again I sink back to the tramping waif 

At fear in Totsy's eyes. 


Over the fence at the Reynolds house 

I'm wandering in my dreams. 
While Sisters of Mercy are folding my blouse — 

How cool the white bed seems I 
Over the flood to the Heavenly street 

I'm gliding swift away^- 
" O I«ord, be the Mansion that there I shall meet 

Like the Rejmolds house, I pray." 

After a wearisome journey by rail and stage he reached Southern Cali- 
fornia May 13th. His keen sense of humor continued till the last. lit 


reply to repeated telegrams from his home, asking his condition, he tele- 
graphed before he had seen the doctor, " I have no condition." 

His father, mother, sister and brother soon joined him and remained 
nntil he died. But the tender care of loved ones, the balmy air of a salu- 
brious clime and the skill of eminent physicians failed to stay the pro- 
gress of the insidious disease. 

In the midst of his family, comparatively free from pain, with the most 
nndoubting trust and entire freedom from fear, cheerful and happy, yet 
conscious of his condition, he told his mother he felt himself *' gently 
slipping away from life." 

On the night of December 2d, without any expectation of so immediate 
a crisis, but with a strange and unconscious premonition of his death, he 
left the tenderest messages with his family, and saying he thought he 
should "have a quiet rest," a few minutes later, suddenly and almost 
painlessly, with his friends about him, won the rest and the ^' well done" 
he so well deserved. 


[The older graduates of Hobart College will find of special interest the following 
tribute to some of her most popular professors, spoken at the last Alumni dinner by 
Rer. I«ewi8 Halsey, class of '6B.] 

A student of Williams College called at my study a few days ago, and, 
speaking of one of the popular professors of that institution, called him 

"You know," said he, ''that the adjective old, when joined to the 
name of a professor, is always a term of affection and of honor." I 
thought of Honest Old Abe; of England's Grand Old Man, Gladstone; 
of Old Kai Gar, Dr. Kendrick, of Rochester University, and of other 
names by the world held in honor. It was especially true of Dr. Towler 
that this term was one of endearment and of reverential respect. No 
name brings more pleasant memories to the older graduates of Hobart 
than the name of ** Old John." The students loved him, and the feeling 
of affection was reciprocal. No worthy student ever appealed to his sym- 
pathy in vain. To see him was to respect him; to know him was to love 
him. He was for years one of the few remaining landmarks of Old 
Hobart, the last link which held the gray-haired alumnae to happy mem- 
ories of under-graduate joys. 

As a professor he was strict, stem, impartial, yet genial and sympa- 
thetic. Who could ever forget his emphatic word addressed to the student 
unfortunately unprepared — ** Fizzle! " 

He was a true friend. No man ever trusted in him and found that 
trust betrayed. In prosperity and adversity he was the same. 

John Towler was a man. 


He hated li3rpocrisy and despised snobbery. He was no time-server, 
but a plain, blunt, honest man, unwilling to win by indirection what he 
could not gain by open and bold endeavor. 

He had his faults. Give me college students to find out the faults of a 
professor, but we found in ** Old John '* only faults which seemed to err 
on virtue's side. Said one of our old alumni "John Towler had a heart 
as big as the heart of an ox." 

He could do so many things admirably that he scarcely received credit 
for doing any one thing well. He was a proficient in mathematics, chem- 
istry, medicine, and in the ancient and modem languages. One could 
scarcely touch upon any subject embraced in the college curriculum with 
which he was not familiar. 

Not only as professor and physician, but also as scientist, inventor and 
author, he had acquired a reputation which was not confined to our own 
college or our own state. 

I have said that we called him " Old John," but we knew that he never 
grew old; he was always one of the Old Boys — always young at heart. 
As Dr. O. W. Holmes phrases it, '* It is better to be seventy years young, 
than to be forty years old." 

It was a kind as well as a graceful act of Hobart*s illustrious alumnus, 
Secretary Folger, to offer to Dr. Towler a consular appointment which 
gave him needed change and rest, and the knowledge, most grateful to 
his heart, that he was not forgotten by his friends. 

Honored ever be the mAnory of that friend of Hobart and of John 
Towler, Charles J. Folger! 

Last week it was my privilege to attend the Class-Day Exercises at 
Cornell University, and to hear, in the opening prayer, the familiar voice 
of one whom in the days gone by Hobart delighted to honor, Prof. W. D. 
Wilson, hhf D., L. H. D. Other familiar names were recalled, other 
forms rose before me. I thought of the genial and cultured President 
Jackson; of the generous and noble, though sometimes petulant. Dr. 
Metcalf, who was accustomed to retaliate on uncourteous students by 
lending them money to pay their board bills; of the martial form, com- 
manding voice and sympathetic features of him who so often marshalled 
us on our way from the college chapel to Linden Hall, that good, gray- 
haired old man, Towler John. 

They are gone, and a part of Hobart's glory is buried in their graves. 

** As those we love decay, we die in part." 

But while we live, and while Hobart lives, their names will be held in 
honored remembrance. 

«r ^miuaies. 

Note.— This department we intend to make a special feature of The Shield, and 
to insure its completeness we desire fvepy graduate to aid us by contributing such 
items of information — no matter how trimng they may seem — about members of the 
fraternity, the current happenings with themselves or their families, or matters 
afiecting their interests, as promptly as they occur or come to their ears. We would 
like to keep au courant with and pleasantly mention every graduate member and will 
be glad to do so if our wishes are fulfilled. — ^EDrroii. 

Capt. Edward O. Gibson, U. S. A., '62, who is on the retired list, is at 
present at South New Berlin, N. Y., whether permanently or temporarily 
we are unable to say. The old Union boys think it about time he came 
out of his shell and gave them a sight of him again. 

Gen. John C, GraTes, Union, '62, is one of the most prominent men in 
Buffalo, N. Y. He is President of the Frontier Blevator Co., of the 
Merchant's Exchange, of the Citizens' Association, of Bu£falo, and was 
at one time, also, of the Young Men's Republican Club, of that city. If 
he followed the example of the Union professor who having had the de- 
gree of L. L. D. twice conferred on him, mathematically expressed it by 
L4 D2, he would append P4 to his name as a suffix. It is unnecessary to 
mention former position of Major General N. G. S. N. Y., or his other 
offices to attest his ability and popularity. He is very active in Masonic 
circles, having received the higher degrees and being a member of the 
Committee on Appeals of the Grand Lodge. His Masonic friends predict 
his elevation to the important office of Grand Master of the State before 
long. It is not generally known that he began his college career by enter- 
ing Tufls and there remained until a disagreement with the faculty on 
some points of college law arose, thereupon he emigrated to Union where 
another difference of opinion occurred, finally he went to Hamilton, 
which college he kindly permitted to give him a degree. Notwithstand- 
these trifles of youthful history he has become a successful business man, 
and is full of the true fraternal spirit, never being so happy as when 
helping a friend. He has a most interesting and highly cultivated fam- 
ily — a son and daughter married, besides six other children — and occupies 
a beautiful residence adjoining the entrance to the Park, which as Park 
Commissioner he did so much towards beautif3ring. He is warm hearted 
and cordial with all he meets which in some degree accounts for his 

Hon. Daniel N. Lockwood, Union, '65, of Buffalo, N. Y., with the turn 
of the political wheel has vacated the position of U. S. District Attorney 
for the Northern District of N. Y., to which he was appointed by Mr. 



Cleveland. We think the latter's defeat in the late campaign was due to 
his not being nominated in convention by Lockwood, as he had been to 
all the offices to which he was elected, and that the so-called ** Cleveland 
luck " is due rather to the I/>ckwood mascot than to anything else. Wm. 
B. Hoyt, Cornell, *8i, who was one of the Assistant U. S. District Attor- 
neys under him has also resigned his office. 

Capt. William W. Gray, Washington and Lee, *7i, Assistant Surgeon, 
U. S. A., is stationed at Ft. Maginnis, Montana. 

Dr. O. S. Marden, Boston University, '77, is proprietor of the Hotel 
Manisses at Block Island, R. I. The hotel is said to be one of the finest 
in its appointments and situation on the New England coast. His long 
experience and success at the Ocean View are guarantees of his ability 
and popularity as a boniface. 

William W. Southgate, University of Vermont, '56, is living at RoUa, 
Mo. He has left the law and is devoting himself to horticulture, taking 
special pride in his crop of peaches this year. He retains a warm friend- 
ship for his old fraternity fnends — among whom are Col. Rodney Smith, 
Senior Assistant Paymaster-General and IX. Col. Wm. Smith, Deputy 
Paymaster-General, U. S. A. — ^and pleasant remembrance of college 

Allen S. Bowie, University of North Carolina, '61, was incorrectly 
printed Allen S. Bowen, in No. 4, Vol. 4. Daniel Lerch, Union, '61, 
in the same issue should be Daniel Leech. We have seriously debated 
whether we should ** kill " the compositor in revenge for his killing our 
matter in this way, but as he is three hundred miles away and beyond 
reach at present, have concluded to give him a respite — at least until the 
parties a£fected shall be heard from and their desires known. 

Alvaro F. Gibbens, Washington and Jefferson, *6o, of Charleston, W. 
Va., is a member of the Republican State Committee of West Virginia. 
Four years ago he was postmaster of Charleston, but after nine months 
occupancy of the office Mr. Cleveland displaced him for another. It is 
understood he is again a candidate for it and we hope he will succeed. 
He is a loyal fraternity man and if our help could secure it he would 
certainly have it. 

Dr. Charles F. Stokes, Columbia, '84, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. N., 
lately attached to the U. S. S. Minnesota in N. Y. waters, has been trans- 
ferred to the U. S. S. Iroquois, now preparing for sea at the Navy Yard, 
Mare Island, Cal. The destination of the ship is not yet known — only 
that it is intended for special service of some kind. It is evident the 
Doctor's many New York friends must forego the pleasure of seeing him 
again for at least three years, the time usually allotted for a single period 
of active service of an officer. In the meantime letters will reach him, 
wherever he may be, if addressed care of Navy Dept., Washington, D. C. 

Hon. Willis S. Paine, L. L. D., Rochester, '68, Supt. of the Banking 
Department, S. N. Y., has issued a new edition of his work entitled ** The 


Laws of Banking.*' As it is a recognized authority on the subject, those 
interested are advised to procure a copy. He was elected President of 
the New York Graduate Association at the annual meeting in February 
last. His law offices in New York City have been moved to one of the 
upper floors of the New York Times building, and the view of the Hudson 
and surrounding country from his windows is extensive and very fine. 

Col. Rodney Smith, William and Mary, '54, Senior Assistant Paymas- 
ter General, U. S. A., relates a curious incident connected with his frater- 
nity badge that is worth repeating. It seems that shortly before his grad- 
uation it disappeared and all efforts at recovery proved futile. During 
the war, however, and shortly after the battle of Pittsburg Landing, while 
paying the troops in a remote part of Tennessee, he noticed a badge on 
the breast of a union soldier, which upon examination proved to be the 
long lost article. Inquiry as to how it came into the hands of its then 
possessor, developed the fact that it had been taken fix>m the breast of a 
dead confederate — a soldier from Mississippi — ^after a battle. It was re- 
stored to him, but no further solution of the mystery connected with it 
was ever obtained. 

Albert G. Hetherington, University of Lewisburg, '69, is engaged in 
the manufacture of gas fixtures at Thirteenth and Hamilton sts., Phila- 
delphia, Pa., under the firm name of DeKosenki & Hetherington. The 
business was started only a little more, than a year ago, and has been un- 
expectedly successful. The senior partner is said to be one of the finest 
designers in the country, which with "A. G.'s" popularity and business 
ability, accounts for the firm's success. As a companion at the dinner 
table he is in constant demand from Washington to Boston for his genial 
qualities and good-fellowship ; but when not saying witty things he still 
has the old difficulty of keeping the right end of his moustache in curl. 

Charles R. Miller, Dartmouth, '72, Editor-in-chief of the New York 
Times, is in his usual good health, having fully recovered from the shock 
caused by the recent defeat of his favorite, Mr. Cleveland, for the Presi- 
dency. We are pleased to announce this fact, but duty compels us to 
mention another that will be startling to his fraternity friends and espe- 
cially to many of the readers of his journal. The truth is he has recently 
contracted the habit of being ^^ elevated, ^^ one heretofore entirely foreign 
to his character. Deplorable as this may be, we regret to say the habit 
has become so confirmed that, in spite of remonstrance and argument 
kindly offered, this takes place not only every day but twice in each 
twenty-four hours. Regularly at the hours of three and ten P. M., he 
may be found so circumstanced — ^three stories from Heaven and eleven 
from the earth, inhaling the pure ether of the spheres, scornfully looking 
down upon The World and The Sun, the most varied scene that nature 
and art can produce spread out below him, in the handsomest specimen 
of business architecture on the continent. We are happy to say his ele- 
vated position has not affected his brain, as the clearness of the leading 


editorials in The Times testifies, or the cordiality with which in his jour- 
nalistic perch he greets his numerous friends. We send him greeting and 
would like a " special " from that part of the universe. 


Jacques B. Juvenal, '71, of New York, formerly Secretary of the 
New York Graduate Association, was married last year to Miss Lucy 
Agnew Miller, of New York. We regjret we did not know of the 
event at the time so as to notice it as warmly as our regard for him would 
have warranted. We are, however, able to congratulate him on the re- 
covery of his wife from a recent dangerous illness in which at one time 
her life was despaired of. 

W. Nelson Stein, '67, who for years has applied himself closely to the 
"pestle and mortar'* at the comer of Twentieth and Callowhill sts., 
Philadelphia, was obliged to give up recently and take a forced vacation 
to recuperate. Bro. Stein is one of the shining lights of the Philadelphia 
College of Pharmacy, and takes a very active part in the college meet- 
ings. Bro. Stein is advised by The Shield that a little less work and more 
play will save him from becoming a gray haired broken down man pre- 

Charles H. Baldwin, '70, who was engaged in the hardware business in 
Eldorado, Kan., for several years, has disposed of the same and returned 
to his old home, Elmira, N. Y., to accept the position of general manager 
of the Blmira and Horseheads Street Railway. 

William Angus Douglass, '72, was married Jime 27th last, at Auburn- 
dale, Mass., to Miss Eliza Kingman of that place. The ceremony took 
place in church and was witnessed by a large number of relatives and 
friends, including many from New York, New Jersey and Chicago. Upon 
the conclusion of the reception Mr. and Mrs. Douglass left for Boston, 
and expect to make a lengthy visit to points on the New England coast 
before reaching their future home. He is brother to those poypular mem- 
bers of the fraternity, Benjamin Douglass, Jr., Laf. '71, and Robert Dun 
Douglas, Laf. '66, of New York City, and manager of R. G. Dun & Co's- 
Mercantile Agency at Chicago, 111. We extend our heartiest congrat- 


Commander B. P. Lamburton, U. S. N., '61, is in command of the U. 
S. training ship Jamestown, now cruising in European waters. His ad- 
dress is, care of Navy Dept., Washington, or, (for the present), care of 
B. F. Stevens, 4 Trafalgar Sq., London, Eng. He will be remembered as 
formerly in charge of the sixth lighthouse district, stationed at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Ebenezer Swift, '74, is First Lieutenant in the Fifth Cavalry, U. S. A., 
and aid-de-camp on the staff of Brigadier General John R. Brooks, com- 
manding the department of the Platte. He is stationed at Ft. Leaven- 




worth, Kan. He will be pleasantly remembered by many of those present 
at the New York Graduates dinner two years ago. 

Lieut. Harry G. Trout, '85, is Second Lieutenant, Ninth Cavalry, U. 
S. A., and stationed at Ft. Washaka, Wyoming Territory. 


Hon. Henry R. Gibson, '62, of Knoxville, Tenn., is State Chancellor, 
presiding over the Courts in the Second Chancery Division, a district 
which covers some ten counties. He is an able and efficient Judge and a 
man of commanding influence in the state. In politics he is a strong 
Republican, a leader in the party, and during the late campaign made 
one of the best speeches on his side on the subject of the tariff, which 
was widely read and commented on. He is pleasantly remembered by 
his associates of undergraduate da3rs, all of whom are glad of his 

Hon. Edward O. Graves, '64, resigned the position of Superintendent 
of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing of the Treasury July ist, and 
has left Washington, going to his old home at Herkimer, N. Y. We re- 
gret his leaving the government service, for he has been an able and 
efficient official, in whose hands the government's interests were well 
guarded. The Southern Graduate Association, of which he is President, 
will greatly miss him. 

Jacob Schwartz, '75, is regarded as one of the ablest and foremost law- 
yers in Elmira, N. Y. From a press report of the late June flood at that 
place the following amusing extract is taken : ''When the flood broke 
into Water street and rose twenty inches higher than the first floor of the 
Rathbnn House, Lawyer Jacob Schwartz was at the clerk's desk convers- 
ing with a guest. He jumped upon a chair and telephoned for a boat, 
which was rowed into the hotel, and took the legal gentleman to his 
office.*' It is gratifying to know he does not need any artificial means 
to have his abilities recognized by the public. Brother Schwartz is grand 
high mogul of the Elks. He had a grand opening at his summer resi- 
dence on Lake Keuka a few days ago and the jolly time participated in 
by a large number of his Elmira friends proved conclusively that he is 
held in high esteem by the Elks. 


Charles V. Mapes, '57, of New York city, with his family, is absent on 
a trip to the Paris Exposition, having sailed July ist, and will return 
early in September. One of his sons is passing his summer vacation in 
Edinburgh, studying medicine. He possesses a remarkable family, but 
in r^pect to geniality, wit and good fellowship the father cannot be sur- 
passed by any one. He is brother to Mary Mapes Dodge, the celebrated 


* Numa Olivier Lauve, '59, died in 1887, at Austin, Texas. He was 
very prominent in insurance circles in that part of the country, having 
been President of the State Board of Underwriters; and was widely known 
and respected. His decease was made the occasion of many notices of 
respect and regret by the press of that State. His family still resides 

Hon. George B. Young, '60, resides at St. Paul, Minn. He occupies a 
very prominent position in that section, having recently been appointed 
by the Governor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State. 

Dr. Francis M. Weld, *6o, since leaving New York city, has taken up 
his residence in Jamaica Plain, a suburb of Boston, Mass. He takes the 
prominent position there that he occupies everywhere, and his popularity 
is again evidenced by the fact of his election as one of the Vice-Presidents 
of the Harvard Altmini Association at the last commencement. We un- 
derstand he has recovered from his former ill-health and congratulate him 
on the fact , 


Edmund R. Morse, '79, recently mentioned as private secretary to the 
Secretary of War, only took the position tmtil it could be filled by an- 
other. He has since returned to Vermont, where he is connected with 
some of Secretary Proctor's marble enterprises at Proctorsville and Rut- 

Dr. Z. Lockwood Leonard, '80, of 326 East ii6th street, New York city, 
is a skillful physician and has a large and constantly increasing practice 
in his profession. His fraternity friends are glad of his success, but will 
regret to learn of the recent and at one time supposed fatal illness of his 
estimable wife, and congratulate them on her recovery. 

Dr. Eugene L. Oatley, '83, is located at Fortieth and Chestnut streets, 
Philadelphia, Pa. He is in partnership with an old and prominent phy- 
sician, who throws much of his lai^ge practice on the Doctor's shoulders — 
a flattering evidence of his ability, with excellent prospects for the future. 
He is also engaged part of the time in lecturing to his classes at the 
Hahnemann Medical College, on Broad street. 

William Neely Freeman, '84, has, we regret to say, been compelled to 
resign his position in the New York custom house, because of continued 
illness, and is at his home in Sherburne, N. Y. We hope, however, to 
be able to announce a complete restoration, with the help of time and 
rest, before long. 


Rev. E. W. Cummings, '71, of Elba, has recived a call to the Congre- 
gational church in Barre, Vt. 

John H. Cunningham, *66, is editor-in-chief of the Utica Herald. The 
Herald is the chief Republican paper of central New York. The ap- 

* This name is correct; that in the Catalogue, M. O. Laven, is wrong. 


pointment of Hon. Ellis H. Roberts as Assistant Treasurer of the U. S. 
left the Herald without a head, and Bro. Cunningham was rewarded for 
efficient service on the paper by the offering of the position which he now 
fills very acceptably. 

Rev. J. B. Lee, '86, has recently returned from Edinburgh where he 
has been a student of Theology, and has settled as pastor of the Presby- 
terian church in Princeton, Indiana, at a salary of $1,200. 

R. B. Seymour, '84, is a book-keeper in the National Exchange Bank,, 
Kansas City, Mo. 

W. G. Mulligan, *86, was recently appointed to a position in the New 
York custom house at a salary of $1,200 a year. 

F. G. Ferine, '87, prepared for college in Canandaigua Academy and 
entered the freshman class at Hamilton College in the fall of 1883. After 
graduation he entered the employ of the Hon. Henry Barnard, of Hart- 
ford, Conn., as his private secretary, where he remained for one year. 
He then accepted a position on the staff of the Hartford Daily Times, in 
the city department. He may still be found at the Times office in Hart- 
ford, always ready to welcome a Theta Delt to his bed and board. 


On Wednesday, June 5th, 1889, Henry Hull Jackson, '87, was married 
to Miss Diana Adriance Storm, at Stormville, Dutchess county, N. Y. 
The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride, and a large 
and fashionable audience was present. Among the ushers was Bro. 
Prank L. Jones, Pi Deuteron, *88. The decorations were very beauti- 
ful and extensive, and the black, white and blue predominated. The 
happy couple were the recipients of a large number of valuable presents. 
After the ceremony the bride and groom started on their bridal trip 
which embraced a tour of the north and west, visiting Montreal, Niag- 
ara and Chicago. We are glad to congratulate Bro. Jackson on the pos- 
session of so fine a helpmate, and can only wish his after life may be as 
bright and successful as his career has proved thus far. He is becoming 
prominent in the real estate and financial world, and we say with all our 
sincerest wishes "I^ong may he live and prosper." 

Bro. Gustave A. Tuska, '88, is spending his summer abroad. 

Bro. Gonxalo de Inesada, '88. has taken up the study of law and may 
continue therein for some time — ^probably a week. Since "Ines" has met 
his fate in the shape of two lovely Southern eyes it is hardly to be won- 
dered at that his mind is imable to accustom itself to the ordinary events 
of every day life. However we wish him all the joy his earnest and 
sturdy devotion to our fraternity deserves. 

[The College Mercury^ (College of the City of New York), for June 22, 
contained the following about Pi Deuteron 's three graduates :] 

Edward GeNung Alsdorf, one of the joUiest men the class contains. 
'* Doc " is a good fellow and is always up to any lark. He possesses a 


fine voice, and has been one of the main-stays of the Glee Club. He is 
clever student, and there is always lots of fun when he is around. He 
has taken an active interest in class and college a£fairs. He was Secre- 
tary of the Class in his Senior year, and Prophet on Class Day. He was 
connected with the College Journal, " Doc " leaves C. C. N. Y. to-night 
with the best wishes of all his class mates. 

Ventura Fuentes, Eiponia, one of the finest men in the class. * * Fat, * ' is 
the society man of the class, and he is an honor to '89. He stands very 
high in the opinion of the faculty and his class mates. He has always 
taken an active interest in class affairs, and to-night acts as Grand Mar- 
shal. He was Vice-President of the class in his Sophomore and Historian 
in the Freshman. He was the backbone of the baseball team, in which 
he was pitcher. All in all, he is a genuine college student and no more 
need be said. 

Ezra Ketchum Waterbury, Eiponia, the salutatorian of the class. If 
ever a man deserves an honor it is he. ** Ez,** the chappie, is one of the 
best boys that graduates here this evening. He is well liked by his class 
mates and stands very high in the estimation of the faculty. Although 
he is a hard student, still he finds time to go with the boys. The appel- 
lation " dig " will never fit him. Although he cares nothing for honors, 
he is one of the lucky few upon whom honors are showered. There are 

not many boys like " Ez,*' and the class of '89 knows how to appreciate 


H. L. Bowman, '85, is with the Black Diamond Iron Co. His address 
is, Albemarle Hotel, Pittsburg, Pa. 

I. A. Heikes, '85, is Professor of Mathematics in the Pennsylvania 
Normal School at Millersville. He was married recently to a young lady 
of that place. 

C. E. Thomas, *85, is in Chicago, 111. 

C. E. Luckenbach, *86, is senior member of the firm of Luckenbach & 
Chesebro, real estate agents, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Jno. H. Spengler, '86, is in the engineering department of the Artesian 
Water Company, Memphis, Tenn. 

Horace A. Luckenbach, is connected with the Bethlehem Roller Flour 
Mill, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Mason D. Pratt, '87, was married last March to Miss Mabel Crane, of 
Jamestown, N. Y., he is at present located in Dubuque, la. 

Frank Williams, '87, is with an extensive iron works in Detroit, Mich. 

F. F. Amsden, '87, is with the Lackawana Iron Co., Scranton, Pa., 
where he has charge of a blast furnace. 

E. P. VanKirk, '87, is with the Westinghouse Company, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

W. L. Neill, '87, is reading law at his home, Titusville, Pa. 


C. M. Wilkins, is studying law at Warren, Ohio. 

H. S. Neiman, '88, is chemist for the Albany Aniline Company. He 
expects to go to Europe soon on business for the company. 

R. A. Heberling, '88, graduated at Dickinson College and is now in the 
law department of the University of Pennsylvania. 


J. D. Pickles, '77, has been appointed pastor of the Lynn, Mass., Com- 
mon Methodist Episcopal Church for the fourth year. (This will be seen 
to be worthy of note when it is remembered that the time limit has been 
extended from three to five years.) 

C. L. Goodell, '77, has been transferred from the New England South- 
em Conference to the New England, and is now pastor of the Winthrop 
Street M. £. Church in Boston. 

A. M. Osgood, '78, keeps Brother Pickles company in the list of fourth 
year men. He is pastor of the Broadway M. E. Church, Somerville, 

J. T. Draper, '84, is an A, M. now (B. V., '89). His inclinations may 
be seen from the subject of his thesis : ** The Development of the Func- 
tional Longitudinal Axis of Invertebrates. " 

C. D, Jones, '86, may hereafter be called Doctor. Harvard, '89. 

L. H. Dorchester, '86, pastor of St. Luke's M. E. Church, Springfield, 
Mass., married June lo, 1889. 

W. M. Brigham, '87, L. L. B. (B. V., '89), will immediately begin to 
monopolize the law business in Marlboro, Mass. 

A. L. Chase, '87, graduated from the school of Theology in June and 
will enter Harvard College in the fall for an A. B. 

G. T. Richardson, '87, is sporting editor of the Boston Globe. 
C. D. Meserve, '87, is teaching at Hyannis, (when school keeps). 
C. W. Blackett, '88, is pastor of the Wellington, Mass., M. E. Church. 
Luther Freeman, '89. is pastor of the Wollaston, Mass., M. E. Church. 
C. J. Bullock, '89, is spending the summer at home at Wellesley Hills. 
Brother Bullock expects to teach in the fall. 

M. C. Webber, '89, and the speckled beauties (fish, ofxrourse) are play- 
ing hide and seek in the streams of Vermont. The law is to be Brother 
Webber's mistress. He will seek her in New York, when the leaves be- 
gin to fall. 

W. B. Geoghegan, '89, intends to be with us next year to finish his 
theological course. 

A. L. Janes, '89, is ? in St. Albans, Vt. He is in search of a school 

master's chair of proper proportions for himself. 


Prank Burdge, '56, of New York, is another of the season's pilgrims 
to the Paris exposition. We are glad to learn he is in his usual good 


health, and hope he will be thus enabled to pnrsue his favorite researches 
in archaeology which in Egypt so successfhlly resulted in the discovery that 
old Cheops was a Theta Delt. We shall look for important results from 
his trip. 

Hon. John Hay, '58, of Washington, is absent in Europe, and we regret 
being forced to chronicle that late advices report his health is not as sat- 
isfactory as he could wish. His labors in preparing the life of the late 
President Lincoln have been too great a tax on his physical system. We 
hope, however, to be soon able to announce a recovery and to assure the 
fraternity he will continue to ornament it for many years to come. 

Elbert S. Carman, '50, of New York city, is editor and proprietor of the 
Rural New Yorker and a noted horticulturist. An admirable sketch of 
his scientific work with a life-like portrait of him is to be found in the 
American Garden for March, 1889, a journal devoted to horticulture. 
One of his important scientific achievements was the hybridization of 
wheat and rye, considered impossible by many botanists, and the cross- 
ing of different varieties and sub-species of wheat on each other. He has 
also originated hundreds of valuable varieties of wheat and potatoes, be- 
sides hybridizing the blackberry and raspberry, also different species of 
roses, and accomplishing many other valuable scientific results. He is 
gentle and retiring in disposition, but full of feeling and' regard for his 
fraternity friends — among whom are Mapes (Harvard, '57), Hay (Brown, 
'58), and Burdge (Brown, '56). His home is at River Edge, N. J., where 
he passes five days in the week. It is to be regretted his health for many 
years past has been such as to prevent him from joining the fraternity 
gatherings, but his interest in what takes place there is active and con- 
stant. We do not know of any one more agreeable to call on or that 
gave us more pleasure to visit. He is a true gentleman in every sense 
of the word. 

Hon. Henry J. Spooner, M. C, *6o, of Providence, R. I., is now abroad, 
making a trip to Europe for rest and recreation. We presume his almost 
continuous congressional duties for the last two sessions have been too 
much for his strength. 

E. Harrison Austin, *62, of New York City, is recovering from illness, 
which though painfcd we are glad to say did not prove dangerous. The 
death of the lamented Scranton was a severe blow to him, they having 
been warm friends and connected in business operations as well. 

Dr. Samuel J. Bradbury, '76, of no East Twenty-second St., New York 
City, we are happy to say is in the enjoyment of a large and increasing 
practice in his profession. He has no family — his wife having died some 
years ago — and devotes the time not occupied by his professional duties 
largely to the enjoyment of the society of his friends, of whom there are 
many. In accordance with his usual custom he left the city early in July 
for a two months vacation in New England, a portion of which will be 
passed among his fraternity friends residing at Providence, R. I. 



Major Henry G. Thomas, '58, is pa3nnaster in the army, but because of 
ill health is on sick leave. He is brother to Hon. W. W. Thomas, Jr., 
(Bowdoin, *6o), who was recently re-appointed by the President, U. S. 
Minister to Sweden and Norway. He recently returned from the Pacific 
coast and is now at Sacarappa, Me. 

Hon. Franklin M. Drew, '59, made some remarks in behalf of the 
college at the last commencement dinner in regard to the tablets just 
placed in Memorial Hall. 

Bro. Libby, '85, is reading law at Rockland. 

Bro. Byram, '86, is superintendent of the Bangor grammar schools. 

Bro. Barton, '86, is principal of BridgtonjAcademy. 

Bro. Sharey, '88, is editor of the Bridgton News, 


Gen. Winsor B. French, '59, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., was an un- 
successful candidate for United States District Attorney for the Northern 
District of New York, the office recently vacated by Hon. Daniel N. 
Lockwood. We regret his ill-fortune, and that when one member of the 
fraternity goes out of office another one always is not given the place. 
The General is too warm-hearted a man not to have our best wishes, and 
if our help could have secured the realization of his desires he would 
surely have been successful. 

C. M. Sumner, '67, is judge of the Police Court of Brockton, Mass. 
He is also President of the Commercial Club of that place, and attorney 
for various banks. 

Rev. E. A. Perry, '67, has recently left his parish in Hudson, N. Y., 
and has returned to his old church at Fort Plain, N. Y. 

H. H. Eddy, '76, is the Speaker of the Colorado House of Representa- 
tives. His career in this office so won the respect of his colleagues that 
at the close of the session he was presented with an elaborately carved 
gavel, upon which was the following inscription : " The gavel used dur- 
ing the Seventh General Assembly of the State of Colorado, during which 
occurred the election of Hon. E. O. Wolcott as United States Senator. 
Presented to Hon. H. H. Eddy, Speaker of said Seventh General Assem- 
bly, April I, 1889." 

Edmund W. Powers, '81, has moved his offices in New York city to 45 
William street. He is sole counsel for the plaintiff in the celebrated case 
of John R. Duflf against the brokers W. J. Hutchinson and George H. 
Kennedy, a case involving a million and a half of dollars, which is now 
before the Supreme Court, General Term, and expected to go to the Court 
of Appeals. The opposing counsel include Hon. William M. Evarts and 
Hon. Joseph H. Choate — ^among the foremost lawyers in New York. He 
has lately formed a partnership with T. H. Lee (Ham. '83). He claims 


he has hay fever and left New York July 3d for a two months' stay at the 
Summit House on Mt. Washington, in New Hampshire. 

O. H. Perry, .'83, is Vice-President of the St. Lawrence county, N. Y., 
Teachers* Association. 

P. C. Spaulding, '86, was married last May. 

F. H. Wilder, »86, is a member of the firm of Wilder & Doughty, real 
•estate agents, doing business in Milton, Cavalier county, Dakota, a town 
situated about eighty-five miles west of Grand Forks. 


Col. Harvey S. Chatfield, '56, has moved his offices in New York city 
to the Morse building, comer of Nassau and Beekman streets. His law 
practice is lucrative and constantly increasing. He made an e£fort to be 
present at the recent reunion of R. P. I. men at Troy, but was regretfully 
compelled to be absent by the pressure of business. He is a true ** Troy 

George E. McOmber, '56, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., has been recent- 
ly appointed by the President Special Agent of the United States Treas- 
ury Department. Twenty years ago, when he was one of the proprietors 
of the old Congress Hall at Saratoga, he said his part of the business was 
" to do the heavily polite and make each guest feel the hotel was run for 
his especial benefit." The prosperity of that house showed his success 
in this respect and his popularity with visitors. Age has not changed 
him much from what he was as a boy at Troy, but rather made warmer 
his regard for his old and early friends. He is married and has had six 
children— only two of whom are living, however. It is a pleasure to 
meet him, and now that he knows how to leave Saratoga — as he must to 
attend to his duties — ^we hope to see his genial face at some of the New 
York graduate association dinners. 

Clark Fisher, 58, of Trenton, N. J., left in May for a visit to the Paris 
exposition; but where he is now we do not know, for he is "like the wind 
that bloweth where it listeth and no man knoweth whence it cometh or 
whither it goeth." We would not be surprised to next hear of him with 
Stanley in Central Africa or chumming with the Emperor of Russia, but 
wherever he is we may be sure it is with congenial spirits around him 
and enjoying life to the frill. 

John B. Carpenter, '59, late chief engineer U. S. N., on the retired list, 
died July 22, 1888. This information has but just reached us and it seems 
was not announced by the navy department until late in December last. 
The cause and place of his death we are ignorant of, and, would like in- 
formation. He was a man highly esteemed by many of our members — 
such as Clark Fisher, the late W. H. Scranton, Calvin Pardee, Hanna, 
and others — and his name was frequently mentioned in their fraternity 
reminiscences, by the men of his day. His death is greatly deplored. 


Capt. Frank G. Smith, U. S. A., '59, commanding Battery D 4th Artil- 
lery, with his command is now stationed at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, 
Ga. This is the headquarters of the regiment, nine batteries garrisoning 
the ipost. 
John C. Fitzpatrick, ^59, is now living at 129 St. Felix street, Brooklyn, 

^ and engaged in journalism. He is a quiet man devoted to his profession, 

but has a warm feeling for the fraternity, partially from having practically 
experienced its benefits. An interesting incident in this respect occurred 
while he was in the army during the war. He was at one time taken 
prisoner by the Confederates and sent to the rear under guard. While 
riding beside the officer in command of the detachment the conversation 
gradually became friendly and turned on matters of personal experience, 
the officer speaking of some of his as occurring while at college. In- 
quiry as to where he had studied was answered by the statement that 
he was an altminus of William and Mary's College in Virginia; and further 
eager inquiries about particular men there who were well known Theta 
Delts, brought out the fact that he was one also. Delighted at the dis- 
covery, Fitzpatrick proclaimed his creed and the two proved their state- 
ments by grasping hands * 'across the bloody chasm" and exchanging the 
grip— from enemies at once becoming friends. The effect of this on 

L Fitzpatrick's position was exceedingly agreeable, he thereafter being 

treated as a gentleman rather than as a prisoner, and his captivity from 
a hardship becoming a comparative pleasure. The officer — ^then a lieu- 
tenant of cavalry — ^was the Hon. Alexander D. Pa3me (W. & M., '56), 
now a prominent lawyer of Warrenton, Va. 

James H. Perry, *6i, passed assistant engineer, U. S. N., is now attached 
to the bureau of steam engineering, Navy Dept., Washington, D. C. The 
news of poor Scranton*s death will be severely felt by him, as they were 
very warm friends. 

T. Guilford Smith, »6i, of Buffalo, N. Y., received a severe fright during 
the recent June floods. His son Pemberton, a young civil engineer was 
engaged at Johnstown, Pa., when the disaster at that place occurred, and 
for a time was supposed to be among the lost. The son, however, ap- 
peared at his home unharmed a few days after, much to the relief and 
gratification of his family. We congratulate them on his escape. 

William Henry Scranton, *62, died suddenly at his home at Oxford, N. 
J., Wednesday, June 19, 1889, and was buried in the family plot in Dun- 
more Cemetery at Scranton, Pa., on the 22d. It is with the feeling of the 
deepest pain we make this announcement to his old time friends and the 
fraternity at large, knowing the universal esteem in which he was held 
by all with whom he had ever come in contact. He was in his usual 
health a week before his death, but while working about his place on the 
previous Thursday caught cold, which turned into pneumonia the next 
day, and for two days following he was dangerously ill. From this he 
rallied, howewer, and was apparently on the road to rapid recovery, when 



on the afternoon of tlie day named, while his devoted wife was reading 
to him, he suddenly expired, from heart failure. The funeral took place 
the following Saturday and was made the occasion of a general expres- 
sion of regret by the entire population of Oxford. From early morning 
until the afternoon hour, when the final ceremonies took place, a constant 
stream of people — ^mostly workmen that he had employed and their fam- 
ilies — passed his bier, taking a last look at one whom each regarded as a 
warm personal friend. The remains were taken to Scranton, Pa. — a 
place that his father founded — ^and were met and accompanied to their 
final resting place by a large number of the principal residents. His old 
friend, Calvin Pardee, R, P. I., '60, acted as one of the pall bearers. He 
leaves a widow, formerly Miss Paul, of Germantown, Pa., a sister, Mrs. 
Augustus S. Puller, of Scranton, and a brother, James S. Scranton, of 
New York. To them all we extend our sincerest condolences and sym- 
pathy in their bereavement, with the assurance we feel their loss as our 
Hon. J. Lawrence Rathbone, '64, U. S. Consul-General to Paris, we are 

informed is likely to be left undisturbed in his ofiice by the present ad> 
ministration. We are gratified to learn this and hope it may be true, for 
he is a gentleman of ability and character, and has well represented 
the country at that post. The President certainly could not appoint an- 
other that would be more satisfactory. 

Wm. C. Strawbridge, '70, is located at 915 Walnut street, Philadelphia, 
Pa. He makes a specialty of patent law and takes a high standing in 
his chosen profession, being sometimes called to act as Assistant Attorney 
General in the trial of causes before the United States Supreme Court. 
A recent call showed him to be imchanged, except in age, since leaving 
the Polytechnic and as genial as ever. 



G. H. Spencer, '90, will room at No. 39Holyokest. during the summer. 
He will have charge of a church in Chelsea. 

W. B. Locke, '90, will "do chores" on his brother's farm in Tilton, 
N. H., until the next year opens. 

G. F. Kenney, '90, may be found at the comer grocery in Springfield, 

W. E. Fisher, '90, our esteemed commissary of the Lambda Boarding 
Club is " farming it " at Springfield, Vt. 

G. F. Willett, is waiting at the Spring House, Block Island. 

J. W. Luce, '92, is running on one of the Portland steamers. It is said 
that he is running a small correspondence school also. 

A. A. Estabrook, '92, is trying to persuade Vermont people to purchase 
stereoscopic views. 

A. R. PauU, '92, magnifies the ofiice of steward at one of the hotels at 
West Campton, N. H. 

The Others — are well as far as we know. 





Once more Commencement has come and gone. Once more 
we bid a fond adieu to our young graduates and bid them 
God-speed for the battle of life. But before they go we would 
have one last word with them. 

You have doubtless had much sage advice during the past 
month, and perhaps it is as well that'our words should be the 
last. You are now young, bright, enthusiastic; you declare 
that never in your life will you forget old Alma Mater and 
everything connected with it. But in a short time, unless you 
are very carefiil, you will find that each memory is becoming 
dimmer, each well-loved scene is fading away before the new. 
And this so gradually that you are not aware of it until at last 
the severance is complete and you drop into the crowd of the 
forgotten. But be this as it may, there is one thing we caution 
you against, and that is the loss of active interest and partici- 
pation in your fi-atemity. 

This is as inuch for your own welfare as for hers. Whatever 
your station in after life may be, it cannot be so high or so low 
but that Theta Delta Chi will make it brighter and better. 
You will never, you can never, lose your love for her. Beware 
how you lose your active knowledge of her doings. Corres- 
pond with your Charge; know what they are doing there and 
what they need; look up every Theta Delt in your neighbor- 
hood, and above all, wear your pin. You cannot help being 
proud of belonging to a fi-atemity in which President Capen, 
John Hay, Bishop Wingfield, Willis Paine and Charles R. 
Miller can find time to take an active interest. These are only 
a few names on our list, and yet they are honored through all 
our land. Surely, they are bright examples for us to follow. 
And now this is all we shall say. If it is enough to make you 
think about it, otir work has been successful, for there can be 
but one result to your thoughts. 


Wk want to call especial attention to the personals in this 
issue. They are of an extent and quantity never before reached 
in our Shield. There is no part of our magazine which is 
read with greater interest by our graduates than this depart- 
ment, and still we are sorry to say that, so far as the Charge 
correspondents are concerned, it is one to which little or no 
attention is paid by them. 

Of course they cannot be held responsible for all of this, but 
it does seem as though the policy of each Charge should be to 
keep track of the doings of its graduates. And this will be of 
little or no consequence unless it is done up to date. It is 
surely harder for the editor of The Shield to keep track of 
the entire fraternity than for one Charge editor to look after 
the graduates of his Charge. And while we are on this sub- 
ject we must say something in regard to our Charge letters. 
We dislike to criticise, but the present state of afiairs renders 
this necessary. There are in this issue only eleven letters from 
seventeen Charges, and two of these letters are old, i, e. , were 
written for number one, but were received too late. Beta has 
missed two issues, Epsilon Deuteron one, Theta two, Mu Deu- 
teron one, Xi one, Omicron Deuteron two, Rho Deuteron one, 
Sigma one, and Phi one. And this record includes only the 
fifth volume, of which only two numbers have been published. 
Come, Charge editors, it is time something was done, and your 
duty to your Charge should urge you to a better fulfilment of 
your duties. Your next letters will be due on September first, 
so now you have ample notice to get them ready. 

In addition to the list of Theta Delts who served in the late 
civil struggle, must be added the following : 

R. P. I. 

Clark Fisher, '58, U. S. N., First Assistant Engineer on 
gunboat in the South Atlantic Squadron under DuPont. 

William S. Kimball, '58, U. S. N., Master Mechanic at the 
U. S. Naval Machine Shops at Port Royal, S. C, in 1862 and 




John Hay, '58; Secretary to President Lincoln 1861; Volun- 
. teer Aide-de-Camp to Major General David Hunter, 1863; Ma- 

jor and Assistant Adjutant General, January 12, 1864 ; ordered 
to Major General Q. A. Gilmore, commanding Department of 
the South April, 1864 ; ordered back to Washington as Aide- 
de-Camp to the President, May 31, 1864 ; Brevet Lt. Colonel ; 
Brevet Colonel. 

Amos M. Bowen, '63; Private Co. A, First R. I. Volunteers 
May 2, 1 86 1, (date of muster) ; prisoner of war at Richmond, 
Va., July 24, 1861 ; released from Salisbury, N. C. May 22, 
1862; First Lieutenant Company C, Second R. I. Volunteers 
February 16, 1863; Aide-de-Camp on StaflF of General Eustis; 
served in Virginia; mustered out of service June 17, 1864. 

Clarence T. Gardner, M. D., '64; Private Co. E, First R. I. 
Volunteers May 2, 1861, (date of muster); mustered out of 
service with regiment August 2, 1861; First Sergeant Co. H, 
Third R. I. Heavy Artillery October 5, 1861; Second Lieuten- 
ant July 8, 1862; First Lieutenant January 21, 1863; detached 
for service with Battery B, First U. S. Light Artillery, March 
24, 1863; served in Virginia and South Carolina; resigned 
October 24, 1863 ; U. S. Contract Surgeon Army of the Poto- 
mac from March 4, 1865, until June 4, 1865. 

The following letter contains further and very interesting 
facts concerning James May, Jr., Epsilon, '53 : 

St. Augustine Coi^legk, ) 
Benicia, Cal., June 27, 1889. J 
My Dear Bro, Editor: 

In the last number of The Shiei^d I notice in your article 

entitled **Theta Delta Chi in the War," under the head of 

** Epsilon — College of William and Mary," the familiar name 

of James May, Jr., '53, C. S. A., **rank not known, killed at 

Petersburgh." I knew him well as my classmate in the halls 

of old William and Mary, as my brother in the bonds of J X, 

and many years afterwards as my parishioner in St. Paul's 

Church, Petersburg, Va. ** In the war," he was the first color 


76 THK shiki;d. 

beaier of the Twelfth Virginia Regiment, Mahone's Brigade, 
Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Corps. He was promoted 
for bravery to First I^ieut. Co. A, Twelfth Virginia, and was in 
command of his company at the second battle of Manassas. 
In that battle his brother, Major John P. May, was killed; his 
brother, Geo. H. May, mortally wounded, while he was so 
severely wounded it was thought by all the surgeons he would 
die on the field. During the following thirteen months sixty 
pieces of bone worked out or were removed fix>m the region of 
the hip joint, and he recovered to a certain extent, but was 
lame for life and ever after went on crutches. Unfit for duty 
in the field he was assigned to office duty with the rank and 
pay of Captain. During the retreat of Gen. Lee's army he 
was captured but was very kindly treated by Colonel (now 
General) Horace Porter, of General Grant's staff, and being 
liberated was sent home on parole. He was a favorite old col- 
lege mate and ® J X brother of Colonel Porter in the Law 
School of Harvard University. Capt. May, a third brother, 
was killed as color bearer of the Twelfth Virginia Regiment 
at Spottsylvania Court House. Captain James May, Jr., after 
suffering for many years fi-om the effects of his severe wounds, 
died at his old home at Petersburg, Va., in 1876. He was a 
brilliant wit and enjoyed unbotmded popularity. At his ftineral 
every military company in the city paraded and honored with 
a final salute the grave of one of Virginia's bravest sons. 

Very truly yours in the bonds of ^ X, 


Bishop of Northern California, 
President of St. Augustine College. 




(BoIIege: flo\es. 

Theta Delta Chi, after a sleep of three years, has been re- 
vived at Lafayette with twelve men, comprising one senior, two 
Juniors, four Sophomores and five Freshmen. 


In the belief that small colleges do the best work, the Am- 
herst trustees have recommended that the number of students 
be limited to 300. — Mail and Express, 

Connecticut, taking into account the size of its population, 
furnishes more college students than any other State. One 
out of every five hundred and forty-nine persons are sent to 
college fi-om this State. 

The college classes and some of the literary societies at 
Swarthmore voted to do without their customary banquets this 

\ --1 

A correspondent in Johns Hopkins writes : ** Alpha Delta Phi 
has established a chapter here. Theta Delta Chi is reported to 
have re-established her chapter, and there are indications that A \' 
Delta Tau Delta doesn't intend to be found below the edge of 
the soup-tureen.'* 

(As Theta Delta Chi never had a charge at Johns Hopkins 
the vivid imagination of the writer is remarkable. — Ed.) 

Last term a new chapter was added to the already large num- 
ber of fraternities in our college. The Phi Chapter of the 
Theta Delta Chi was revived, after a period of three years' in- 
activity, with thirteen members. The original chapter was 
established here in 1866, and continued in a weak condition 
till 1886, when it finally died out. The college world was 
somewhat startled when the news came to us, but we are now 
becoming reconciled to the new order of things. — Lafayette 
letter in Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 


year, and instead turned the entire contents of their treasuries 
over to the Johnstown sufierers. The amount raised in the 
college was $350. 

j^ Sokuma Yamada, a Japanese, is president of the Sophomore 
class at Lafayette. 

Mexico has the oldest university in America, founded half a 
century before Harvard. — Ex. 

Five new scholarships of $1,000 each have been established 
at Princeton, by a gentleman who does not desire his name to 
be disclosed. They are named after the five earliest presidents- 
of the college, Jonathan Dickinson, Aaron Burr, Jonathan Ed- 
wards, Samuel Davies and Samuel Finley . — Mail and Express, 

Twenty-one tnistees have been chosen for the Columbia Col- 
lege Annex, of whom thirteen are women. — Ex. 

The President of Pekin University, China, is translating 
Shakespeare's works into Chinese. — Ex. 

A recent number of The Pennsylvanian contains plans for 
an alumni hall for the University of Pennsylvania. It is pro- 
posed to build it in the style of a theatre, and will accommo- 
date 2,100 persons. The estimated cost of the building i& 
$75,000. — Williams Weekly. 

Of the 400 colleges and imiversities in the United States less 
than a dozen have an attendance of over 1,000. 

Attendance at recitations is optional at Harvard, Cornell,. 
Michigan and Johns Hopkins. At Amherst and Wesleyan 
nine-tenths must be attended. At Yale eighteen cuts are al- 
lowed Sophomores and Freshmen, and twenty-four to Seniors 
and Juniors. At Dartmouth twenty-five cuts are allowed, and 
at Williams thirty. — The Beaton. 

A prize of $100 to the man who passes the best examination 

for the Freshman class in June has been offered by the Prince- 
ton dub of this city. 


Phi Delta Theta sometimes suspends men for a year. — Kappa 
Signia Quarterly. 

The study of the Persian language has been added to Cor- 
nell's curriculum. 

Of 1 1 1 college presidents in America, eight each are gradu- 
ates of Yale, Ohio Wesleyan and Oberlin, while Harvard, 
Union, Princeton, Amherst, Washington and JeflFerson come 
next with six each. Michigan and DePauw furnish each four, 
while forty-three were educated at the colleges over which they 
preside. — Mail and Express. 

Alpha Delta Phi has roused herself sufficiently from the 
lethargy which has spread over her for the past few years, to 
establish a chapter at Johns Hopkins University. The instal- 
lation exercises were held by the Yale chapter in their hall in 
New Haven, Conn., on the evening of May 6th. Though but 
nine men were initiated the chapter starts with a membership 
of nineteen, including some Alpha Delt alumni. 

The ten fraternities at Brown University have the following 
chapter memberships: Alpha Delta Phi, 22 ; Delta Phi, 22; 
Psi Upsilon, 20; Beta Theta Pi, 9 ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 20 ; 
Zeta Psi, 20; Theta Delta Chi, 12; Delta Upsilon, 29; Chi Phi, 
18; Phi Delta Theta, 24. 

Tri Delta is the name of a ladies' fraternity recently founded 
in Boston University. It has a membership of twenty-one. 

Beta Theta Pi has entered Syracuse University with twelve 
men, making the sixth fraternity having an active chapter there. 

Some of the men who applied to Delta Kappa Epsilon for a 
chapter at the University of Wisconsin have joined other fra- 

The Hamilton chapter of Alpha Delta Phi is reported to be 
in a bad way. A Hamilton correspondent writes that they 
have "no scholarship, no social standing, nihil.'' 


Kappa Alpha (northern) has entered Yale as a junior soci- 
ety. This is a distinct departure from the conservative policy 
of that fraternity, which has hitherto declined to become sec- 
ondary to a senior society. 

Delta Tau Delta invaded New England on May 9th, and re- 
versed the old saying of * 'killing two birds with one stone** by 
bringing to life two chapters atone birth. The **babies' " 
homes are in Boston University and Tufts College. Mr. Pres- ^ 
ident Trautwein, of the Northern Division of Delta Tau Delta, 
initiated eleven men into the Boston chapter and seven into the 
Tufts chapter. The latter chapter has a strong theological cast 
— four of the seven members belonging to the Divinity School. 
Delta Tau Delta, we believe, enjoys the distinction of being 

the first fraternity to give birth to twins. — Delta Upsilon Quart- y 

Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Alpha Kpsilon have recently 
entered the University of Michigan. — Kappa Sigma Quarterly. 

Realizing the disadvantages of society strife, the students at 
Williams are endeavoring to raise, by subscription, $200,000 to 
build a general chapter house. — Cyde, 

The Cornell fraternities have formed a base ball league and 
will play a series of ten games. Ten cents admission will 
be charged to each game, the proceeds to go to the crew ftmd. 
— WiUiams Weekly, 

President Harrison, a ^ J 0, took the oath of office from Chief 
Justice Fuller, a X !P^. Attorney-General Miller and Associate 
Justice Stephen J. Field are members of **sociar* A T, White- 
law Reid, the newly appointed minister to France, isa, A K E, 

The Upsilon Kappa, a local society at the University of 
Pennsylvania, announce that ** after three years* hard, quiet 
work** they **have been granted a chapter of Psi Upsilon by 
that fraternity,** and that ** a chapter-house will be erected at 
once, probably on a portion of the land recently purchased by 
the University. — Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 


Phi Kappa Psi talks of establishing chapters at Bowdoin and 
Wesleyan. At the former institution are said to be about 25 
young men whom no fraternity has yet laid violent hands on. 

^ The fraternities at Union seem to have shared the Universi- 
ty's decline, all but seventeen of the 96 students are members 
of fraternities, of these Kappa Alpha has 5, Delta Phi 7, Sigma 
Phi 3, Alpha Delta Phi 10, and Phi Kappa Psi, i. Psi Upsi- 
lon^has 16 men. — Chi Phi Quarterly. 

At Columbia Alpha Delta Phi has 34 men; Psi Upsilon, 50,-^ 
Delta Phi, 22 ; Delta Psi, 28 ; Phi Gamma Delta, 22 ; Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, 38 ; Zeta Psi, 15 ; Theta Delta Chi, 28 ; Phi 
Delta Theta, 8; Delta Upsilon, 46. Of Delta Tau Delta and 
Chi Psi the G7/«»«Wa^ says: **Membership unknown." Two 
years ago Delta Kappa Epsilon headed the list with a member- 
ship of 64. 

The **fun*' which the Sophomores of Columbia College hoped, 
to make by posting notices forbidding the Freshmen to smoke 
cigars or pipes in or arotmd the college buildings, was rather 
suddenly *'sat upon" by Acting President Drisler, who learned 
by The Tribune that the Sophomores had passed the resolution.. 
While the class was attending a lecture on chemistry yesterday 
morning, Mr. Drisler entered the room and, stopping the lec- 
tins, administered a severe rebuke to the class, adding that the 
first student who posted the objectionable notice would be sus- 
pended at once. The effect of the rebuke was that the Fresh- 
men smoke in peace. — New York Tribune. 

Greek-letter fraternities are among the chief and most inter- 
esting {features of American college life. The benefits they 
confer and the associations they inspire are cordially appre- 
ciated by their active membership, and are among the most 
cherished memories of their graduate membership. The issue 
concerning their propriety and usefulness, which was long an 
open one, and engaged the attention of both students and in- 
structors, seems to be definitely closed in their favor. They 
are generally esteemed as stimulating intellectual progress, as 


cultivating the social feelings and graces, and as conforming to 
the best moral standing. Their influence for good is recog- 
nized, and their secret rites and ceremonies, their grips and 
pass-words, are known to be of the most innocent character. 
* * * But one of the prominent colleges prohibits the ex- 
istence of these fraternities; and its prohibition is rather for 
the purpose of sustaining, in their integrity, two literary soci- 
eties of a semi-secret order, than to inhibit the fraternities as a 
matter of principle. The Greek-letter societies may, therefore, 
be regarded as permanent college institutions. Most of them 
already have illustrious histories, some being more than sixty 

years old, and all having an attached and distinguished mem- 
bership. — Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 

The three members of the Centennial Inauguration Commit- 
tee, Messrs. Stujrvresant Fish, Elbridge T. G^y and Clarence 
W. Bo wen, who have received so much attention at the hands 
of the New York press, are respectively members of Delta Psi, 
Chi Psi and Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

The new system of discipline which has been under prepar- 
ation and discussion for some time at Harvard University, has 
at last been completed and put into practice. Hereafter the 
Freshman class will be divided into sections, each one of which 
will be put under the charge and advice of a member of the 
faculty. The student's work will be supervised, information 
given him when asked or needed, a record kept of his absences 
from recitations, and the quantity and quality of his elective 
studies arranged and simplified. The only recommendation 
rejected by the overseers was the early morning roll call, for 
which the faculty was unanimous. — Philadelphia Press. 

A peculiar and amusing entertainment recently took place 
at Syracuse University — a **talk-down" contest. One repre- 
sentative, noted for his verbosity, was chosen from each of the 
various college societies. The conditions were that when a 
speaker should, for lack of breath, words, or for any other 
reason, cease, for ten seconds, to talk, he or she should be out 
of the contest, and the speaker who should continue talking 
longest should receive the prize. The only unsatisfactory 
feature of the contest arose from the fact that none of the talk- 
ers became weary enough to necessitate a vacation of ten sec- 
onds. The prize was awarded by lot. — Madisonensis. 

0«r f ^sgenges. 


[All Fraternity magazines are requested to exchange with The Shield. 
One copy should be sent to Mr. Clay W. Holmes, "Daily Advertiser,** 
Elmira, N. Y., and two copies to F. L. Jones, 319 B. 57th St., New York 
city. In return three copies of The Shieu) will be sent wherever direct- 
ed.— Ed.] 

One of the problems which puzzle an editor of an exchang- 
ing Fraternity magazine is the reason why irregularity and 
delay form the rule, not the exception, in the publication of 
the majority of the magazines. It would seem as if the ex- 
change list in many cases is filled with numbers left after every 
one else is supplied. And more than this, it often happens 
that we are very lucky in some cases to get a copy at all. 

During the past year our exchange list has been going fi-om 
bad to worse, until now but two exchanges show an attempt 
at anything like regularity. 

The following magazines have exchanged with The Shield, 
and it is earnestly requested that all not on the list now may 
be added to it at once : 

Phi Delta Theta Scroll, Delta Upsilon Quarterly, Phi Kappa 
Psi Shield, Alpha Phi Quarterly, Kappa Kappa Gamma Key, 
Kappa Alpha Theta Chi Phi Quarterly, Phi Gamma Delta 
Quarterly, Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, Kappa Sigma Quar- 
terly, Kappa AlphsL /oumal. Alpha Tau Omega Palm, Pi Beta 
Phi Arrow, 

** How are the mighty fallen.*' Were I a preacher what a 
sermon I could deliver from that text to some of our esteemed 

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Dickey. 
Now Dickey wasn't a bad boy, but he was a little bigger than 
the rest of his playmates and wore better clothes, and he finally 
put on so many airs that he had to play by himself. So day 





after day he used to swagger around in fix>nt of the other boys 
and say, ** See what a great big boy I am. Don't you fellows 
wish you were as big and had such good things ?'* The other 
little boys let him have his own way, and said nothing to him 
until one day there came another boy quite as large as Dickey 
and wearing as good clothes as he did. When Dickey saw 
the new-comer he didn't like it at all, and finally told him he 
must go away and play somewhere else, for he didn't want 
him there. But this didn't please Deryew (the other boy), 
and he began to make fun of poor Dickey. Now Dickey could 
stand a good deal, but he would not be made fun of, so he be- 
gan to get angry and real saucy. But Deryew said: **I'm 
just as good as you are, every bit — only better — for I don't 
play with goats and make noises and do things when other 
people can't see me. No, sir; I am real good, I am; ever so 
much better than you are; and I'm not going to be sat upon 
by you, either — so, there!" 

Then Dickey's indignation began to get the better of him, 
but finally his dignity came to his rescue, and drawing himself 
up to his full height, said with freezing courtesy: '* Go home, 
little boy, and learn better manners. If you were worth no- 
ticing I would teach you a lesson very quickly, but go away 
quick, before I get angry. ' * Deryew didn't see it in that light, 
and answered: ** You just think because you are dressed up 
that you can say and do what you please. Go look at your- 
self in the glass. Why, there's a pin in the wrong place, and 
your hair is mussed, and there's a button of your shoe undone. 
You ought to be ashamed of yourself, you naughty, bad boy. 
Go home and get dressed right and then you can talk." 

But Dickey said: '*! don't mind what you say, because it 
don't amount ta anything, and I'm bigger than you are and 
better than you, anyhow." With that he ran home, and now 
whenever they get the chance they keep saying mean things 
about one another. 

CoMK, come, D. K. E. and D. U., stop your squabbling over 
little things, put out a greater measure of your strength and 
strive to give your fellows an example which will lift them to 

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a higher sphere of action. Give over these childish bickerings 
and win back that respect you have come so near losing. 

D. U., do not think the only path to fame and glory lies 
over the neck of your rivals. Your Quarterly is excellent, a 
production which fraternity journalism may well be proud of, 
but lately you have been disfiguring it by a petty littleness of 
which you ought to be ashamed. The days of so-called South- 
em editing, when the shears and the paste-pot gave way to the 
revolver and bowie-knife, when the ink bottle was filled with 
mud and when the dictionary was discarded for a coarser vo- 
cabulary of slang and vituperation, have gone forever. Now 
the standard of true criticism is to help, not wound; to make 
your rival laugh with you at his faults, and not like the Phar- 
isee of old standing upon the mount of self-holiness, condemn 
all else because it is not of you. 

There is, unfortunately, a tendency among the fraternity 

magazines to devote more time to pointing out a rival's fatal 

errors than to remedying our own trifling mistakes; and how 

can we cast the beam out of our brother's eye if the mote be 
still in ours ? 

Pan Hellenism is imdeveloped and no one can tell if the day 
will ever come when the world will see one grand Greek or- 
ganization. But, however this may be, there is but one place 
where to-day all Greeks meet on common ground, and that is 
in our magazine literatiu-e. Shall the antagonism which must 
mark the difierent chapters at college be carried into this higher, 
broader field of work ? Would it not be better to forget that 
and remember only that we are .working for the same noble 
end — ^the good of our fellow men ? When honest regard for 
each other's good opinion, and not fear or indiflference to un- 
friendly and satirical criticism, marks the purport of our work, 
then can we safely say we have advanced. This will alone 
give strength and courage to our work, and will be one long 
step forward to a more common brotherhood of man. 

I remember when I first came into contact with other fra- 
ternities than my own, that one of the first things which took 
my attention was their papers. Then D. K. E. had confessed- 
ly the best, and it was a marvel of what could be done. 



Has the Qtiarterly stood still while with giant strides its 
rivals have caught and passed it? Or has it retrograded? 
With a fraternity numbering so many men, in the hands of 
graduates who render financial difficulty almost an impossibility^ 
there has been no issue of the magazine since October, 1888. 
Can this be progress ? I am aware that the Quarterly never 
deserved the name, for it was onlj' published three times a 
year, but can it be possible that it is going to become an annual 
under the same name ? There must be gross carelessness some- 
where. Surely, there is news enough in so large a fraternity. 
Can it be possible that D. K. E.'s interest in it is so slight 
that its publication is of little or no consequence ? 

D. K. E. can no longer believe itself **an easy first,*' for no 
where else has such poor work been done. Some of the small 
magazines have had serious difficulty in getting out with anj'-- 
thing like regularity, but while this is due to their very limit- 
ed resources, it is inexcusable in the Quarterly, However, I 
hope that this will soon be remedied and we can welcome it 
back to an honored position among the other journals. 

A more genuinely feminine production than the Arrow it 
would be hard to imagine. But I do not say this as one of the 
lords of creation, but in genuine praise of what has been a 
great pleasure to me. There is naturally a distinct diflference 
between the fraternity and sorority, just as there is between 
the natural constitution of man and woman, and when either 
imitates the other in any essential the result can be only weak- 
ness. Man's sphere, style and action must of necessity be 
different from woman's, and yet in hers she can display as 
much originality and vigor as he can in his. It is for this 
reason that I am glad to see that Pi Beta Phi recognizes this 
truth and the result has been a very readable and most enjo^'-a- 
ble magazine. Through all the articles there is a charming 
air of good fellowship and the interest taken in it, as evidenced 
in the variety and number of its contributors, is refreshing, 
after reading so many magazines that are mainly the work of 
the editor. The Shield is an example of this lack of matter, 


and our fraternity would do well to take this lesson to our- 

Let me quote this editorial: "We want a representative 
joiunal. You expect it, but to have it you must help. When 
we say help, we mean send us communications that are carefully 
prepared. Give some time to the work of 'writing up' your 
particular part of each issue. This cannot be done any more 
than any other acceptable work at the last moment. . . . 
We should make our journal an index of what we are.'' 

There is a hearty air of geniality all through the Kappa 
Alpha Theta Quarterly that makes it seem as if our sisters had 
as much enjoyment in their fraternity and developed for it 
quite as much love and zeal as we do for our own. Of course 
the editors know best, but it seems to me to be a great pity 
that the leading articles should be so foreign in character to 
anything connected with the fraternity. Would it not do your 
fraternity good to devote more space to a discussion of its needs 
or the relation of its history ? Surely, your sisters would read 
such matter with more interest, and it is their attention and 
interest you want to secure, or your magazine fails to be of 
any service. 

The Alpha Phi Quarterly y though in form more resembling 
a college paper than a fraternity magazine, is ftdl of interest. 
Its contents must be very interesting to its members, for the 
greater part of them is given to strictly fraternity matter. 

* The Key of Kappa Kappa Gamma is the most pretentious, 

and in some respects the most successful, of our sisters' maga- 
zines. In the March number the leading article di&rs widely 
from the fraternity tone of the rest of the contents, but treats 
of a subject near and dear to woman's heart, * * The Evolution 
of Dress." The chapter letters are bright and vigorous and 
the editorials marked by careful thought. In them, under 


** Masonry and Fraternity/' the following is well worth our 

** Symbolism has betaken itself to a milder form, less feairfiil 
cuts, and often to the fraternity colors alone. What does it 
mean ? It is often supposed, even now, that the college fra- 
ternity is but a diluted form of Masonic, and that the chapter 
is a pseudo lodge. Early days of fraternity life would almost 
uphold this idea. Ostentatious secrecy, fearftil penalties, and 
a general display of caste feeling, were at one time but too 
prevalent. It was at this time that the college secret society 
was in bad repute and suffered a general persecution. It was 
at this time, too — a real crisis — ^that the ftmdamental truth and 
enduring principles of these organizations asserted themselves 
and saved to lasting fame and honor a peculiar institution. In 
fact, the tendency of the college fraternity seems to be less and 
less Masonic. Symbolism is bound to last, but to become 
more and more the property of the members alone, and per- 
haps then to be further spiritualized. Secrecy is boimd to rely 
more and more upon the natural honor and integrity of the in- 
dividual than on oath or penalty. In fine, the life of these 
orders is foimded not on the artificial restraints of command 
or external strength of any kind, but is rather centered in a 
true Americanism. The basis of a fraternity is a loyalty that 
shall not stop with its own order, but shall extend its enthusi- 
asm to the * 'universal brotherhood** — ^a particular afl^ity for 
the few, only that all may reap the benefit of this close com- 

From the Delta Upsilon Quarterly of May I quote the fol- 
lowing from an article headed, * 'Chapter Correspondence**: 

* * The great danger of chapter life is the constant tendency 
to minify and forget the true importance of the fraternity as a 
whole, and to ignore the strength and significance of the rela- 
tion between chapter and fraternity. A great many men know 
the fraternity only through their chapter, and the one tends, 
more or less, to become a shadow behind the actuality of the 
other. Occasionally we meet men whose interest in members 


outside their chapter is scarcely greater than it wotild have 
been had the connection been only a political one. This evil, 
it is true, is not very marked, but its importance lies in the 
fact that the tendencies which produce it are constant ones." 
Our worthy President recognizes this in his eflforts to main- 
tain a complete and uniform charge correspondence. Let the 
negligent ones take note and aid him in his work. 

The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi always has something good in 
it. The following bears ample witness of this statement. 
Under a discussion of what makes a chapter influence felt, the 
writer summarizes as follows: 

**I would point four principles as paramount in enhancing 
the influence of the chapter in its college : First, the careful 
selection of upright, intelligent men, men who are susceptible 

\ to a moving principle, who can catch the spirit breathed forth 

from a vital brotherhood. Second, an active aggressive policy 
in every field of student enterprise. Third, the use of alumni 
influence and prestige. Fourth, a broad charitable attitude 
toward our rivals as organizations and our fellow students as 

' In an editorial on the coming problem of what promises in 
some respects to be a survival of the fittest, I find this: 

''A A ^, W T^K A and 2 ^, the ultra-conservative, have 
actually gone into the business of establishing chapters, and 
if each of them would use a little wholesome discipline with 
their moribund chapters, hope might be entertained that they 
would in time become fraternities in fact as they now are in 
name. It is but a fair presumption that these old and wealthy 

^ societies are awaking at last to the fact that they can no longer 

live in the past, and relying upon the great names which have 
so long graced their rolls, piously fold their arms and thank 
the Lord that they are not as their poor publican Western 

** Verily, the world moves, and Eastern fraternities as well 
as Eastern colleges are becoming to understand that some one 


lives and moves beside themselves. We have long believed 
that Greek-letter societies are but in the infancy of their growth 
and influence, and if proof were needed of the marvellous 
awakening, instances abound in the fraternity journals with 
their handsome typography, alumni associations, state associa- 
tions, district meetings, chapter houses, and club houses, and 
the almost universal revision of the governmental forms of the 
many organizations. 

"We are not inclined to think that the predicted changes 
will come in the decrease of fraternities or in the great increase, 
rather inclining to the opinion that college men recognize the 
fact that we have now enough societies to fully occupy the 
territory, and that those who have thus far demonstrated their 
right to live should be allowed peaceful sway.** 

The following magazines are requested to exchange with 
The Shiei^d. Please read the notice carefully at the head of 
this department: 

The Chi Psi Purple and Gold, Delta Gamma Anchora, Delta 
Tau Delta Rainbow, Sigma Alpha Kpsilon Record, Sigma Chi 
Quarterly, Sigma Nu The Delta, 

©fiorgre: Setters. 

[Charge editors are again requested to write on only one side of the 
paper and to assume a style somewhat more expansive than a telegraphic 
communication. The next letter is due on September first, 1889, and 
should be as long as possible. Also send a copy of the College Annual 
in exchange for The Shield.] 



It is encouraging to see the firm determination of our editor and pub- 
lisher to issue the Vol. 5 complete before our next convention, and with 
the proper support they cannot fail in their work. Probably the most 
important difficulty will be foimd in the lack of news for charge letters in 
No. 3, which is to appear shortly before the opening of college in the fall. 
Coming, as this number does, after our work for the college year has 
ended and the brothers scattered to all parts of the country, it is difficult 
to tear ones mind from the summer pleasures long enough to write a let- 
ter that will be even readable, much less interesting, and the facts that 
would have been most interesting two short weeks ago, now seem dry and 
tminviting. Delta, too, labors under the disadvantage of having no pro- 
tracted commencement exercises upon which the editor can dwell to his 
heart's content, and can only announce, with regret at our loss and hearty 
congratulations to himself, the graduation of Bro. Geo. S. Groesbeck, a 
leader among his brothers and classmates, and it is our sincerest wish 
that he may continue to have the same success in the stem realities of 
every day life that he has met in his college course. Though Delta loses 
but one by graduation this year, she feels the loss deeply, that one being 
such a valued worker and enthusiastic brother. As already remarked, 
where our commencement exercises occupy but the part of one evening 
and consist entirely of the presentation of diplomas and a speech, but a 
few words will cover all the ground possible. In connection with com- 
mencement must, however, be mentioned the farewell hop to the Senior 
Class, given by the Juniors, which is quite a social event to the fair Trojans. 
Luck again favored '90, and the difference in politics did not this year 
crowd two farewell hops on the poor Seniors as was done by '89 

Grand Marshal night has come and gone in an uneventful way that was 
a surprise to all who had waited, almost with bated breath, the expected 
developments of that night. There was nothing at all unusual happened 


or anything that differed in the slightest degree from the Grand Marshal 
of days ago, with the exception perhaps, of there being but one side 
present and consequently but one nominee for the office. In a very fitting 
speech by one of his classmates, Mr. Wm Basby, Jr., of Media, Pa., was 
nominated and elected without a dissenting voice. Mr. Basby is a non- 
fraternity man and one recognized by all to be eminently fitted for the 
position to which he was so suddenly promoted. After the election came 
the usual parade without any disturbance, and after the parade the usual 
refreshments. Considerable surprise was expressed by all at the gentle- 
manly way in which our opponents acted, and the events of that evening 
undoubtedly did more towards cementing the split in the association than 
all the attempted arbitration of the past year. Our opponents have been 
shown their aid is not necessary to make a success of Grand Marshal 
night, and this together with the athletic privileges from which they have 
been debarred by their resignation from the association will probably lead 
them to a more reasonable state of mind, and we may hope for some 
happy developments early next fall. 

Delta's Third Annual Banquet was enjoyed in the usual hearty Theta 
Delt style on the evening of June i8th, and despite the small number 
present a decidedly lively evening was spent. Considerable pains were 
taken by the committee to make a success of the evening, and they were 
rewarded by a larger number of replies to the invitations than ever before 
received, but also a larger percentage of ** regrets.'' Our old graduates 
do not seem to be taking the interest in our re-unions they once did, and 
the cause therefor is a mystery as well as a source of anxiety to us. 

We regret to be compelled to chronicle the departure of Bro. B. S. 
Brown, '92, who left us late in April to assist his father at his business in 
Scottsville, N. Y. Never did Delta own a more enthusiastic worker than 
Bro. Brown, and his loss will be felt when the time for rushing Freshmen 
comes around next fall. 

Once more Bro. Pasada will spend part of his summer vacation in Paris, 
and this number of Thk Shield will reach him enjoying such a visit 
abroad as can be found only in gay and festive ''Paree." 

Some little time ago a would-be Freshman was reprimanded in rather 

a forcible way for his persistency in sporting a silk hat, patent leathers, 

light gaiters, cane, etc., and in fact rather imposing upon the goodnature 

c^f our dignified upper-class men, and in return for the attentions thus 

showered upon him he started a faculty examination of the affair. The 

outcome of this retaliation was the suspension of sixteen men, among 

whom were five Seniors within two weeks of graduation. Considerable 

indignation was expressed among the students at this apparent injustice, 

and in response to a petition signed by every student, the Seniors were 

re-instated before closing and the remaining eleven will be allowed to 
continue their work with the opening of next term. Needless to say the 
principal character in this little comedy has left for a more congenial 


Ninety's Transit appeared at the usual time, and in the opinion of its 
critics — scattered far and wide — it has no reason to be ashamed of the 
editors who so unceasingly labored for its production. Many are the 
compliments the committee has received, both from competent critics in 
various Charges and from its admirers among the fair sex. In keeping 
with the old custom a copy was sent to each of our sister Charges, ex- 
pecting as usual their coUege annual in return, but far less than the usual 
number of exchanges have been as yet returned. 

In closing we cannot resist a comment on the work of our correspond- 
ing secretary for the past year. Bro. Bartlett entered upo^ his duties 
with the evident determination of accomplishing even more than any of 
his predecessors, but was of course compelled to depend for help, to a 
certain extent, on the various corresponding secretaries. In this respect 
some have been extremely negligent, and have hindered rather than 
otherwise, Bro. Bartlett in his work. Notwithstanding this drawback he 
has succeeded most admirably in accomplishing more than one would 
imagine possible, but now that new correspondents have been elected in 
many instances let us hope that they will enter upon their work next 
year with a spirit indicative of their determination to help, rather than 
hinder, our worthy president in his good work. 



On Thursday, June 13th, the last examination took place and Ul work, 
for the year ended. In accordance with the time-honored custom the 
Junior class celebrated in the evening by having a grand cremation of 
books and a ''pow-wow'' afterwards. The celebration was placed in the 
hands of a committe, of which Bro. C. S. Tower was a member, and was 
pronoimced a success by the other classes and our friends in general. 

Friday was class-day and probably never in the history of the Univer- 
sity was there such a time seen at ''old Brown.** Not that the prepara- 
tions and display on previous occasions were meagre, but the elaborate 
manner in which '89 carried out even the minutest detail will cause the 
day long to be remembered with pleasure. By a vote of the class the 
customary dress suit was laid aside and caps and gowns were adopted as 
the "regulation'* attire of its members. At 10:30 o'clock the class ora- 
tion, poem, etc., were delivered, after which everyone adjourned for din- 
ner and to prepare for the afternoon exercises on the firont campus. At 
eight p. M. the usual promenade concert began, but long before that hour 
people who were so unfortunate as not to be provided with tickets began 
to look for places from which they might behold the pleasure which they 
were prevented from participating in. And indeed it was a sight well 
worth seeing. The campus, usually so dark at night, seemed to be trans- 
formed into fairy land, Thousands of Japanese lanterns swung from a 


net work of cord stretched from tree to tree, while from the band stand 
in the center came the familiar strains of college songs adding to the in- 
terest of the occasion. Rivalry among the different societies was almost 
as great as when the ''trotting" of Freshmen takes place in the fall, but 
in this instance the cause was of an entirely different nature. Each fra- 
ternity strove to outdo the others in the matter of entertainment for its 
lady friends, and the result was the magic transformation of dingy reci- 
tation halls into lujniriously furnished drawing rooms. Rooms finally 
became so much in demand that the supply was exhausted and two soci- 
eties held open house in large tents pitched on the middle campus. Sev- 
eral of the apartments on the ground floor were furnished with large bal- 
conies, built for the occasion, tastily decorated with the fraternity colors. 
The festivities were kept up without intermission, until about half-past 
eleven, when a faint "rah, rah," was heard from some dark and almost 
deserted part of the campus, quickly followed by cheers on all sides. 
Many a tete-a-tete was speedily brought to a close and even the best girl 
was left for a time in the excitement of what was to follow. The classes 
are soon assembled in groups. Orders are quickly issued by the mar- 
shals and in a few minutes the procession which is to escort the Senior 
class to the dinner hall is formed and marches out of the gate and down 
the hill amid a shower of sparks from Roman candles and bombs, the men 
cheering and the band playing for all it is worth "The Girl I left behind 
me." And class-day was over. 

Commencement did not have the interest for Zeta that it would had 
there been any of our men in the graduating class, so anything which we 
could say about it would be of little interest to & jd X, The exercises for 
the most part were as usual, and everything passed off pleasantly. Per- 
haps there was a larger gathering of the friends of the college than usual, 
from the fact that it was the last commencement exercises that Dr. Rob- 
inson will attend as president of the college. 

All of our boys are scattered spending their vacation in different places, 
but we expect to meet again in the fall and take up our work with re- 
newed interest under the "new administration." 


Commencement has come and gone, and with it all the bustle and ex- 
citement that makes this part of college life so pleasant. Although this 
occasion does not differ much from year to year, and always brings back 
the same familiar scenes and pleasures, yet there is a peculiar charm 
about it which renders it always new, always interesting. The old col- 
lege halls and walks thronging with pretty faces, the lively music inter- 
spersed with intervals of talk and laughter, the general happiness and 
freedom that surrounds and envelopes everything, makes commencement 
an occasion to be enjoyed and never to be forgotten. 


But before going on to the commencement festivities, perhaps a few 
words about our Ivy Hop may not be amiss, for with us it has been the 
event of the season, and although a little dimmed by the whirl of com- 
mencement, still lingers in our minds. Of course it was a brilliant suc- 
cess; in fact, the townspeople say it was the prettiest and best party that 
ever graced the old Town Hall. About seventy-five couples took part; 
the Theta Delts being well represented as usual. As for the rest, it was 
the same old story; eveybody throughout enjoyed it, and we danced till 
we could dance no more. 

Commencement opened Sunday, June 23d with the baccalaureate ser- 
mon by President Hyde. His text was ** Render unto Caesar the things 
that are Caesar's.*' It was an able sermon and delivered before a large 
and appreciative audience. On Monday night the Junior prize exhibition 
took place, and Brother G. B. Chandler, '90, was the victor. Tuesday, 
the 35th, was Class Day, and much to the surprise of everybody, the usual 
annual rain that acompanies this event was postponed, and we were 
favored with a pleasant day. The exercises were opened at ten o'clock, 
A. M., with a prayer by Brother Hersey, and after one or two numbers 
were adjourned until three o'clock, when they were resumed under Thorn- 
dyke Oak. The parts in the afternoon were very interesting and were 
listened to with a good deal of attention. Brother Little had the proph- 
ecy and disposed of the members of his class very well, considering that 
he neither killed them ofif nor married them. In the evening the com- 
mencement hop took place on the green and was a very enjoyable occa- 
sion for all parties concerned, both participants and onlookers. The 
dancing floor was trimmed up with lace and bunting, and made as light 
as day by several electric lights put up for the occasion. At intermission 
the dancers went to Memorial Hall, where the class spread was served. 
After supper the dance was continued in the Hall to the usual small hour. 
One of the Seniors was heard to remark that he got to bed just as the 
breakfast bell was ringing. 

Wednesday forenoon was devoted to the graduating exercises of the 
Medical School. In the afternoon Hon. George F. Talbot, of Portland^ 
delivered an address before the Phi Beta Kappa society. In the evening 
the commencement concert was given before a large audience in the Town 
Hall. The features of the entertainment were the efforts of Mr. Leland 
T. Powers, the elocutionist, and the playing of the Salem Cadet Band. 
After the concert the different societies had their annual alumni spreads. 
At the Theta Delt Hall there were about fifteen of the alumni present 
besides the active members. The visitors were quite enthusiastic in their 
praise of the hall, which has just been painted and frescoed throughout. 
The graduate members appeared glad to be with us, and we were certainly 
glad to have them here. We are always glad to welcome the brotliers in 
the fraternity and we shall be doubly so now that we have a pretty hall to 
show them. 


Thursday, the 27th, was commencement day, the last day of the com- 
mencement festivities. At the appointed time the Seniors marched slowly 
down the aisle and took their seats. After a prayer by one of the visitors 
the graduating class had the floor till nearly three o'clock. The exercises 
passed ofFvery smoothly; the parts were well written and well delivered, 
and everybody appeared pleased and satisfied with what they had heard. 
At the close of the exercises the alumni formed a procession and marched 
to Memorial Hall where the commencement dinner was served. After 
the dinner there were good speeches by Senator Frye, Bro. Hon. F. M. 
Drew and several others. 

The President's reception Thursday evening, wound up the commence- 
ment festivities in a most enjoyable manner. About half-past eight the 
people began to asse|nble and at nine the hall was well filled with guests. 
The President and his wife stood at the door and extended their hospi- 
tality to everybody. Most of the faculty were there with their ladies, 
and rendered their assistance in making the affair pass off pleasantly. 
About half-past ten ice cream and cake was served around. The party 
broke up at eleven, and the guests, having spent a very pleasant evening, 
made their adieus and departed. 

So passed commencement week at Bowdoin, a most enjoyable occasion 
for everybody. The number of guests and alumni present was unusually 
large. The visitors entered heartily into the spirit of the occasion and 
went away carrying with them many pleasant remembrances of old 
Bowdoin and its " Pinas I/>quentes." 



Commencement season at Tufts has come and gone once more, and an- 
other class has been transferred from the undergraduates to the alumni 
ranks. Kappa loses six men. The exercises of commencement week 
began with the annual prize speaking; four Theta Delts entered the con- 
test and two of th^pi. Brothers Chapman, '90, and Perkins, '91, won the 
second prizes in tl^ Junior and Sophomore classes respectively. Tues- 
day, June 18, was alumni day and the exercises were attended by a lat:ge 
gathering of Alma Mater's sons. Theta Delta Chi graduates were present 
in good numbers, and well they might be, for Theta Delta Chi was well 
represented among the officers of the occasion. Brother W. P. Frank, 
'65, was orator, and Brother E. A. Start, '84, poet at the literary exercises 
of the day, and the college was honored by their selection. It is a sig- 
nificant tribute to the character of the men who have worn the mjrstic 
emblem of our fraternity in days gone by to see how many honorable 
and important positions in connection with the college have been and are 
filled by Theta Delts. On the faculty, the board of trustees, in the Tufts 
college club, the alumni association the sons of old Kappa are influential. 


This precedence is seen as well perhaps as anywhere in the choice of the 
men to conduct the annual literary exercises of the alumni association. 
This year as we have seen both the orator and poet were Theta Delts, 
while for next year a brother of Kappa, Gen. Winsor B. French, '59, of 
Saratoga, N. Y., has been elected orator. Besides that out of seven di- 
rectors of the association three, President Capen, *6o, H. R. Virgin, '79, 
and H. C. Meserve, '81, are brothers in Theta Delta Chi. So you see 
that among the alumni at least we have no cause to feel ashamed of our 

Commencement day dawned clear and delightfully cool. The Hill was 
looking its very best, and the beautiful grounds covered with the many 
friends who had assembled to bid God-speed to the out-going class pre- 
sented a most charming appearance. The exercises in Goddard chapel 
began at half-past ten, but long before that hour the regular seating ca- 
pacity of the building was exceeded and even chairs and settees in the 
aisles did not suffice to seat the multitude. The management of the ex- 
ercises was in the hands of Brother W. W. Leach, '80, chief-marshal of 
the day, and among the corps of aids were Brothers B. A. Start, '84, and 
Sumner Robinson, *88. The orations of the candidates for the various 
degrees were nearly all of considerable merit, and for each orator un- 
doubtedly there were some in the audience to whom the words of the 
speaker came as the height and summit of inspired wisdom. After all 
the problems that press for solution upon the present generation were set- 
tled and remedies of unquestionable efficacy discovered for all social and 
political evils, the company marched to the g3rmnasium to supplement 
the feast of reason with the recreation of commencement dinner. Afler 
sufficient time had been given to recover from the first attack of the 
morning, the flood-gates of eloquence were again opened and another 
tide of speech swept over and engulfed the helpless listeners. President 
Capen opened the speech-making and he was followed by dignitaries of 
greater or lesser renown whom it is not necessary to enumerate here. 
Suffice it to say that on this occasion also Kappa was represented by Bro. 
W. L. Hooper, '77, assistant professor of physics, and Bro. S. W. Mendum, 
'85, the latter making what was by almost universal concession the finest 
speech of the afternoon. In the evening the usual president's reception 
was held and the thirty-second commencement was ended. 

In looking back over the year just passed every member of Kappa 
charge may find just cause for abundant satisfaction. Beginning with 
6ur success in the rushing season of last fall the career of the charge has 
been up to the present time eminently successful, and the graduating 
class leaves matters in excellent condition. It has always been the policy 
of the charge in its relation to college politics to avoid combinations, 
deals and "entangling foreign alliances'* of any kind, and, while insist- 
ing in a manly way on having what belonged to it by right, never to 
strain every nerve to obtain all the offices regardless of the means by 


which they might be secured. This policy, joined with the fact that our 
two rival societies have for some time maintained a ''combine'' for polit- 
ical purposes, has earned for ns the reputation of being honest and square 
in our dealings and has gained for us the very general support of the 
non-society element in college, which has become disgusted with the 
would-be autocratic methods of the so-called ''combine." The intensity 
of this feeling culminated last winter when Theta Delta Chi was denied 
a fair representation on the editorial board of '90's Annual, and retribu- 
tion has already followed. At the spring election of the Tufts College 
Publishing Association Brother A. W. Grase, *9i, was chosen business 
manager of the Tu/tonian, the highest position in the gift of the students. 
I^ater the force of the opposition was shown in the meeting of the class 
of '91 held to elect editors for next year's Annual, at which Brother F. 
W. Perkins was chosen editor-in-chief and a member of Delta Tau Delta, 
a chapter of which has recently been established here, business manager. 
As the '91 delegation in Kappa number but two men, and therefore can- 
not give any alarming amount of political power to any other body of men, 
it can readily be seen that a reciprocity arrangement, the very essence of 
a political combination, was utterly impossible. It is as we have said the 
policy of the charge coupled with the feeling against the combine that 
has given Theta Delta Chi its present position in Tufts college, a position 
she will occupy so long as either or both of the causes remain in force. 

A few words more as to the positions held by Kappa men and we are 
done. Brother Charles L. Reed, '89, has held during the last two years 
an instructorship in modem languages and goes out of college with the 
reputation of being one of the best equipped scholars in this department 
that Tufls has.ever graduated ; Brother Crandall, '89, leaves college with 
the gratitude of all factions for having in his position of business man- 
ager of the Tuf Ionian run the paper so as to make it a financial success; 
Brother Bascom, '89, has been captain of the nine this year, and his skill 
as a player and ability as a chief have made the team better than it has 
ever been before. 

Nearly all the fellows have gone away from the Hill, only a few of us 
that have some special work to be finished remaining. Pretty soon we 
too shall be gone not to return until fall. We have information of some 
of the men intending to enter next year, and hope to be able to present 
to the next Shibi«d the names of a large number of new brothers. With 
best wishes to all for a pleasant summer and for the best of success in the 
rushing season Kappa says au revoir. 


Boston University. 

Theta Delta Chi has sent out into the world one more delegation of 
Boston University men. Lambda has bidden them farewell. As I say 


farewell, I give its old and more beautiful meaning — God-speed; for all 
Lambda's sons, sooner or later, return. And as I say Theta Delta Chi 
has sent them out, I but speak in accord -with what has so often been re- 
peated by our alumni brethren in regard to the valuable part which our 
society performs in modem college education. 

Commencement exercises began Monday, June 3d, with various com- 
mittee meetings in the forenoon and afternoon and a reception in the 
evening. The reception was given by the Senior class to their friends 
and the under-graduates. It was held in one of the college buildings on 
Somerset street. Although the weather was decidedly unfavorable, rain 
falling nearly all the evening, about six hundred people found their way 
thither. Gaily festooned with bunting and decorated with hot-house 
plants, filled with the hum of happy voices and the strains of lively music, 
the building was indeed attractive. If the building was attractive, dressed 
thus, it certainly was not so much so as the class whose members were 
the hosts. Brethren, listen ! Say what you please, co-education is a 
good thing. Just think — ye who know not by experience — how much 
pleasanter it would be to see a few charming young women (admit only 
those, of course), walking about and sitting in your halls, and there were 
some in Eighty-Nine. 

The guests were formally received in Jacob Sleeper Hall. In the center 
of the hall was a huge pyramid of hot-house plants, around which were 
grouped the hosts. When the long stream of incomers had ended, all 
descended to the chapel, where refreshments were served. An hour 
sufficed to obtain satisfaction there, then promenading began. Gradually 
the numbers grew less until ''Cyrus*' was left alone. The reception had 

On Tuesday, at 2 p. m.. President Warren delivered the Baccalaureate 
address in Jacob Sleeper Hall. The subject of the address was ''Giordano 
Bruno and Liberty." Its nature can be determined from the following 
few lines with which it began: "On Sunday next, the 9th of June, a re- 
markable festa will be witnessed in the city of Rome. On that day, in 
the presence of thousands of students, representing all the Universities of 
Italy and some of the other Universities of Europe, a costly and enduring 
monument is to be dedicated to the memory of a brilliant Italian, philoso- 
pher, who, in the year 1600, for the crime of heresy, in confbrmity to the 
judicial decree of the Holy Inquisition, was burned alive at the stake. 
The city square in which the monument is to stand is the very one in 
which the burning occurred, the Piazza di Piori. A few days ago I re- 
ceived a letter frpm the central committee in charge of the arrangements, 
in\*iting our owif ^University to unite in the festival and to aid in making 
it an effective international demonstration in the interests of intellectual 

freedom. In< accordance with the summons which thus rises from the 
-dishonored ashes of Giordano Bruno 289 years after his martvrdom, I in- 
vite you to consider for a few moments the nature of personal liberty and 
5ome of the lessons to be drawn therefrom." 




The speaker treated of personal freedom as inseparably connected with 
personal rights; of the diversity and inequality of those rights; and of 
the dependence of those rights upon personal worth. 

At 3 o'clock the annual business meeting of the University Convocation 
was held in the chapel. The Convocation consists of all persons who 
have acquired any degree or diploma of graduation in the University. 
Among its duties are the election of trustees. Besides the transaction of 
necessary business addresses were delivered by graduates of the different 
departments, each graduate speaking for a department other than that 
from which he received his degree. 

In the evening four of the Alumni Associations met for their annual 
dinners; the School of Theology at 4:30, at their building, 72 Mt. Vernon 
street; the School of Law at 6:00, at Young's; the School of Medicine at 
5:30, at the Thomdike, and the College of Liberal Arts at 6:30, at the 
Tremont House. At each dinner the program consisted of a ' 'discussion' ' 
of a long menu and responses to toasts. Among the distinguished speak- 
ers of the evening was ex-Gov. John D. Long. 

The University Trustees met at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. In 
the afternoon the graduation exercises were held in Tremont Temple, 
beginning at 2 o'clock. The exercises, as usual, consisted of orations by 
two representatives from each department in the University and by one 
from the College of Agriculture. Lambda spoke through Brother Charles 
J. Bullock, of the College of Liberal Arts. About two hundred and fifty 
degrees were conferred- Among the Theta Delts who were honored were 
Brothers Bullock, Clifford, Freeman and Janes, A. B. ; Brothers Hobson 
and Webber, Ph. B.; Brother Dorchester, S. T. B.; Brother Brigham, 
L. L. B. ; Brother Draper, A. M. ; Brothers Chase, Goodspeed and House 
took certificates from the School of Theology. 

The public exercises ended in the evening with the reception by the 
Trustees to alumni and friends of the University. 

Among the Theta Delts notic^ at the different gatherings of the week 
were Rev. Dr. Gregg, Rev. J. D. Pickles, Rev. Pleasant Hunter, Rev. S. 
H. Dorchester, C. W. Blackett, W. R. Stockbridge, jr., F. R. Magee, 
W. A. Sullivan, Rev. C. L. Goodell. 

On Wednesday forenoon at 10 o'clock the last charge meeting of the 
year was held. This is customary with us — ^to hold the last meeting of 
the year on the morning of Commencement day, as a farewell to the 
graduating members. President Bartlett was with us, as he generally is 
on such occasions. No one who knows him needs to be told that his re- 
marks were interesting and welcome. All the remaining moments were 
occupied by those whose last meeting it was in relating some of their ex- 
periences during the course, telling what they owed to Theta Delta Chi 

and what their hopes were for the future. 

Thus for Commencement. 

A few notes on college affairs in general may be of interest to show our 
present status. 


Brother J. W. Spencer, '91, has heen re-elected one of the business 
managers of The Beacon, Brother J. W. Luce, '92, has been chosen to 
represent his class the first half of the next year on the same publication. 

The election of editorial and financial boards for Ninety-one*8 Annual 
resulted in the appointment of Brother Candlin as chairman of the fiist 
^ and Brother J. W. Spencer as chairman of the second. Brother John 

Wenzel is also one of the business managers. 

Lambda men are pretty well satisfied with the Proctor elections also. 
Brother Candlin has been appointed Junior Proctor and Brother Stephen 
Emery, Librarian. 

On the whole we feel gratified both with the past year's work and with 
the prospects for the future. We have not a fear of losing ground,- at 
least in numbers, next year. A large class will entor in the fall, probably 
seventy-five or more. We have one more fraternity to compete with now. 
It came among us, no one knows how or whence, quietly as the morning 
light. We went to sleep one night with the knowledge of such a frater- 
ity in college as Sigma Beta. When we read the next morning's papers 
we learned that a chapter of Delta Tau Delta had been established among 
us. It was a case of transmigration, probably. We wish it success, 
though we feel somewhat as the man did who was congratulated on an 
addition to his family. ''It's good enough, only I wish it was a boy." 

By the way, this reference reminds me of the recent action of two of 
our alumni, W. R. Stockbridge, jr., and L. H. Dorchester. Ziori's Herald 
of June 19th says: " Rev. L. H. Dorchester has taken steps to double his 
usefulness as well as his joys by receiving to himself a wife. The glad 
event occurred in Natick, Monday evening, June loth, Rev. D. Dorches- 
ter, jr., performing the ceremony." Brother Dorchester is pastor of St. 
Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church in Springfield, Mass. He will be 
remembered for his activities at recent annual conventions. 

Of the other wedding the Boston dailies published full accounts. Brother 
Stockbridge and bride have already left for Canada. We hope they in- 
tend to come back. 

Our housekeeping is broken up for the season, the Boarding Club hav- 
ing eaten the last doughnut on Friday, the 5th of July. The house is not 
closed, though. Brother Bickford, the two Spencers, and probably some 
others are still there and will be through the summer. They will be 
more than delighted to see any Theta Delt who happens to be in town, at 
f any hour of the night. 

The Spencers (and a few others), have just returned from Old Orchard, 
where, through the kindness of Brother Hobson, they have spent two 
weeks. (Perhaps it would be hardly wise to say who all the few others 
were). Everybody who went seems to have had a most enjoyable time. 
Call around and see them, if possible. They will tell you about it. I 
pause here. We are anticipating a look at the new cover of Thb Shiei«d. 
It is comforting to see fewer typographical errors than usual in the last 


number. We certainly hope that improvements will continue until the 
magazine is equal to any fraternity magazine published. 



Foremost among the many pleasures of the commencement season was 
the marriage of Brother John McKinney to Miss Lizzie Dennison at St. 
Peter's church, June i8th, at 8 p. m. Brother Carr, '90, acted as best 
man, and Brothers Beers, *Sg, Ho£f, '90, and Palmer, '91, as ushers. The 
bride and groom went to New York that evening, and from there went to 
Fort Edward, N. Y., where Brother McKinney has a parish. 

The Xi graduated but one brother. Brother Beers, who took the degree 
of B. S., so that our number would not be much less to start out in the 
fall had not Brother Guion, '90, left in June, and one or two more may 
not return in the fall. We did not secure any freshmen, as only a few 
came, and those were all ready to be pledged to one of the four other 
fraternities. We would like to hear from any graduate brother who 
knows of a good man coming to Hobart in the faU, and have them try 
and influence them for Theta Delta Chi. Most of the rushing is now done 
out of town, by the two fraternities who have graduates in the faculty 
and can find out where men are coming from and all about them. 

The Commencement Ball was a grand success, and among the gradu- 
ates present were Brothers C. A. Harstrom, *86, and wife, C. H. Chase, 
*86, and wife, E. P. Pearson, '85, Don Mann, '83, Dr. Joseph H. Haslett, 
'83; and during the week Brother Lewis Halsey, '68, was present and 
attended the exercises of the week, also Brothers Keeler, '83, and Clar- 
ence Tuttle, *84. Brothers Hills, '92, Palmer, '91, and Starbuck, '91, are 

TOing to Rye, N. Y., to spend a week at the country residence of Brother 
Satterlee Saltonstall, '92. 


With this number of the Shield Pi Deuteron ends another college year 
— a year which has, on the whole, been most prosperous and successful 
in promoting the best interests of Theta Delta Chi. Though we have 
met with several unforeseen difficulties, we have each time succeeded in 
overcoming them; many of our brothers have been obliged to leave col- 
lege, but we have been fortunate in selecting others to fill their places. 

Since the last number Pi Deuteron has held its fourth annual banquet; 
the occasion was marked by the general good-fellowship and true **Theta 
Delt** spirit which prevailed. After the initiation of Brothers William 
Bogart, *9i, and Willis H. Butler, '93, we sat down to one of Mazzetti's 
dinners. As soon as the viands had been partaken of, the intellectual 
part of the feast was begun. Brother Inesada, as toastmaster, with a 
few appropriate remarks, called upon the president of the Grand Lodge, 


Brother A. L. Bartlett, who responded to the toast of "Theta Delta Chi;*' 
Brother George N. Grass then gave an mteresting account of the found- 
ing and early history of the charge, while Brother Patterson spoke of the 
recent charge work and of the work to be done in the future. Brother 
F. L. Jones favored us with a poem, Brother Waterbury answered for the 
''Class of '89/' and the * 'Babies'' was most ably responded to by our new 
t)rother, Willis H. Butler. After a few others had been called upon to 
.speak, the dinner committee had been thanked for its work; and a vote 
of thanks had been extended to Brother Kimball for his kindness, we 
separated, voting the a£fair a grand success and hoping that the fifth 
annual banquet may be a still greater one. Among those present, besides 
the active or graduate members of the Charge, were Brother Bartlett, of 
the Grand Ix>dge; C. V. Mapes, /, R. G. Dilworth, P, and Brother Rosen- 
tretter, of ^. 

The Commencement exercises were held at the Metropolitan opera 
house on June 20th. We graduated Brothers E. G. Alsdorf, Ventura 
Fuentes and Ezra K. Waterbury, and we came in for our share of the 
honors. Brother Waterbury, as second honor-man of his class, delivered 
the salutatory; his subject was, "The Federal Principle Vindicated." 
During his college course he has always attained a high standard of pro- 
ficiency, and since his initiation into the Fraternity he has taken an 
active interest in its welfare; besides having been vice-president of Eipo- 
nia, the senior literary society, and elected to Phi Beta Kappa, he was 
also prominent on the senior committees. Brother Fuentes officiated as 
jgrand marshal at Commencement, a position eagerly sought for by all; 
he was a member of Eiponia and has held prominent positions in his 
class. Brother Alsdorf was prophet at class day, and he most creditably 
performed the duties of that office. He is our ''funny man," and holds 
the place of first tenor and warbler on the College Glee Club. In him 
we lose a most loyal Theta Delt. 

In athletics. Brother Patterson is secretary of the Athletic association, 
Brother Fuentes is captain of the base ball team, and Brother Nelson is 
•captain of the lacrosse team. Brother Trafiford is president and Brother 
Goebel secretary of Phremocosmia, one of the large literary societies. 

Probably when this number of the Shield reaches us we shall be scat- 
tered to diflFerent parts of the country, where, free from the cares and 
troubles of college life, we can form plans for the greater progress of our 
beloved Fraternity in the future. Pi Deuteron wishes you all a most 
pleasant and profitable vacation. 


Sigma has the same number as at the writing of our last letter, having 
lost none by graduation this y^ar. We have had one of the most pros- 
perous years since the reorganization of Sigma. 


Commencement at Dickinson was an unusually fine affair. Dr. Reed^ 
our new president, delivered his inaugural address in a way that showed 
him to be a man of great ability. 

The programme for the week was as follows : Sunday morning — Bac- 
calaureate Sermon by President G. E. Reed, and in the evening was & 
sermon to the Y. M. C. A. by Bishop Foss; Monday evening we had the 
Junior oratorical contest, and on Tuesday Class-Day exercises in the after- 
noon, and in the evening the inaugural reception given to Dr. Reed by 
the trustees and friends. On Wednesday the inaugural address was de- 
livered by Rev. Geo. E. Reed, D. D., LL. D. And Thursday was Com- 
mencement Day. We were not represented in the class of '89, and ac- 
cordingly missed our share of honors from that class. But the "Thetas'*' 
have not all been asleep, Bro. J. T. Hamilton lead the Junior class as he 
has been accustomed to do since it started on its way through college. 

Sigma gathered around the festal board on Wednesday, the 26th, ta 
celebrate its 29th anniversary in a way well known to ^ X. We were 
much pleased to have with us on that occasion Brothers G. A. Miller,, 
district attorney of Cumberland county. Pa. ; W. W. Salmon, of the P. & 
R. R. R.; J. M. Hill, also of the P. & R. R.R.; D. B. Brant, of Harris- 
burg; A. J. Harbaugh, of Maryland, and F. C. Edwards, of Camden, N. J, 
After doing justice to the repast set before us we had our pictures taken 
by flash light. Then came these toasts : "Address of Welcome," T. B. 
Hanly; * 'Active Sigma," S. S. Wallace ; ** Old Sigma," A. J. Harbaugh ; 
*' The Ancient Goat," F. C. Edwards ; " The Omega Charge," in silence 

We were much grieved at the loss of an another of the loyal brothers 
of ^ X, Bro. Wm. M. Ogilby, who was one of the charter members of 
Sigma and a true and faithful brother. 

Thus has ended a prosperous year. Hoping that all & ^'3 will have a 
gay vacation we close our letter for the year. 



We are getting along very well and are now in good working order. 
We have secured desirable rooms in a good location and have them well 
furnished. We are gradually but surely gaining a good footing and hope 
to attain and hold the reputation which old Phi once held. 

Since we started we have lost one member, Brother C. H. Werner, '92, 
who went to Cornell to pursue other studies, and we have since initiated 
one new member, Brother Hertzog, '90, which still gives us twelve men 
in college. We had a visit from President Bartlett, of the Grand Lodge, 
who gave us some very good and beneficial advice. We hope to see some 
of our brethren soon, whom we heartily invite to visit us here. 

We are interested in the Shield and will do all we can to help make it 
a first-class publication. 

(This letter should have appeared in No. i, but was received too late.) 


Another commencement season has rolled by, and we are permitted to 
jest. On the evening of June 25th at 10 o'clock the Phi Charge held its 
first reunion since its re-establishment. There were present the thirteen 
active members, and the following graduate members: Clay W. Holmes, 
^69; Frank W. Stewart, '69; William Yuengling, '84; Hunter Eckart, '82; 
H. P. Patterson, '80; Dr. H. D. Michler, ^76; Austin Farrell, '80; J. W. 
Campbell, '82; J. P. Pardee, '74, and F. Pardee, '79. We had a delight- 
fully social time in our rooms. A lunch was served on a plain basis, 
simple but agreeable to all. The social chat of two hours, in which old 
times were resuscitated, gave us a ^^feast of reason and flow of soul" 
which was refreshing. The affairs of the Phi, past and present, were 
discussed, and visions of a chapter house were created, which may soon 
crystallize and put the Phi in better shape than ever. We parted feeling 
that our graduate brothers were all we might desire, and trust they car- 
ried away a good opinion of those to whom they have entrusted the 
archives of the Phi. Since our last letter we have made many improve- 
ments in the rooms, and have planted ourselves more firmly in Lafay- 
ette. The Phi has been accredited its proper place by our brother fra- 
ternities, without a struggle, and we expect to be able to hold the honor- 
able position always sustained by the charge in its early years. Our 
prospects for the next year are good. Commencement was a decided suc- 
cess, and everything passed off well. The Phi did honor to Lafayette. 

Brother R. C. Bryant, '91, was one of the marshals for Franklin hall. 
In the athletic sports Brother Olive, of Easton, won two prizes. The 
class of '92 has a Theta Delt president, vice-president, marshal and base 
hall director. Sending our greetings to sister charges, we bid you good- 
bye for a vacation. 



The remarkable success which Psi had last year has been eclipsed by 
the successes of this year. The members of Psi have been steadily winn- 
ing honors since the year began. Bro. Rogers, '89, is president of the 
athletic association, president of the bicycle club and one of the mem- 
bers of the commencement committee. He also won the head oration of 
4^30.00, and the first Gorman prize of |6o.oo. 

Bro. Pardee, ^89, represents the college in the inter-collegiate athletics, 
is vice president of the inter-collegiate association of the State, chairman 
of the presentation committee, and member of the Senior ball committee. 

Bro. Northrop, '91, is a catcher in the college nine, and the handsom- 
est man in college. 

Bro. Lee, *6i, is secretary and treasurer of the Y. M. C. A., president 
of his class, director of the tennis association, won more prizes at our 
field day than any other man, and is the best athlete in college. 


Bro. Chapin, '89, is one of the six chosen from the class to compete for 
the Clark prize in oratory, is president of the Christian Endeavor Societjr 
of the place, and orator at the class-day exercises commencement week^ 

Bro. Jenkins, '92, is treasurer of his class, and Bro. Hooker, '92, is to 
be the orator at the Freshman class supper. 

Of our three Seniors two will be admitted to the Phi Beta Kappa soci- 
ety, and two at least will be appointed Prize Debators. Such a record 
speaks for itself. 

The visit of Bro. Bartlett was not only greatly enjoyed, but was also an 
encouragement and assistance to the charge. Bro. Bartlett is certainly 
pursuing the right plan in his administration of the affairs of the frater- 
nity, and we sincerely hope that he will persevere in his endeavors tO' 
bring the whole fraternity into greater efficiency. 


Air— Off the Blue Cauary Isles. 

Once more, dear brothers, we have met, 

In friendship's magic bower; 
But saddened hearts are ours to-night— 

This is the parting hour. 
Soon from our midst will hasten forth, 

Upon the field of Ufe, 
A noble band of true and tried. 

To mingle in the strife. 

Chorus— But ere we say good-bye 

We'll raise our voices high 
In heartfelt song, before we part, 
To Theta DelU Chi. 

When wearied with this cheerless world, 

We'll cast its sorrows by. 
And meet again around the shrine 

Of TheU Delta Chi. 
Then grasp once more the friendly hand 

And join the parting song, 
For nowhere else are sorrows less 

Or friendships half so strong. 

— Alvaro F. Gzbbens, Pi,. *Go.. 

Air— Son of a Gambolier. 

The man who lores his country, 

The man who loves his friend. 
The man whose days pass smoothly on. 

Enjoyed e'en to the end; 
Where'er on earth his lot is cast. 

In station low or high, 
Rejoices in the mystic name 

Of Theta Delta Chi. 

SONGS. 107 

Chorus— O, Theta DelU, Theta Delta, TheU Delta Chil 
O, Theta Delta, Theta Delta, Theta DelU Chil 
For a man whose heart is right, 

In station low or high, 
Commend me to a Theta Delt — 
A Theta DelU Chi. 

Many a man has sought in vain 
The secret of living long, 

And others have looked for golden lands 
Besides those named in song; 

But we possess a nobler gift- 
Its value priceless high — 

The surest road to happiness 
Is TheU Delta Chi. 

Oh! if I had a seraph's voice 

And Apollo's golden lyre, 
The spirit guide of Socrates 

Or Prometheus' stolen fire, 
United to the powers of man— 

'Twcre vain e'en then to try 
To justice do the noble theme 

Of TheU DelU Chi. 

— E. W. Bartlett, EU, '80. 



The Committee on the Catalogue desires information concerning the 
following brothers : 
Information 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 May, Charles, '59 

Camp, John Jr., '56 Pierce, George H,, '58 

Cook, Sidney E., '64 Powell, William D., '56 

Dunn, Charles C, '57 Smith James G., '58 

Hughes, Andrew L., '65 Story, Peter F., '55 

Lloyd, Horatio G., '55 Trott, John W., '69 

MacFarlane, Graham, '72 Upson, Stephen, '57 


Ballard, W. J. H., H58 Hart, George H., '54 

Gillian James G., '54 Hoop, Edward L., '53 

Grandy, Cyrus W., '65 Martin, Thomas, '57 

Graves, William H., '55 Wilkinson, Charles, '58 


Butler, Henry W., '61 Morris, Edgar R., '59 

Finney, Joseph E., '60 Norris, William E., '57 

Harkness, Frank, '72 Olcott, Egbert, '59 

Kelton, Edward G., '63 Paine, C. A., '75 

McKinney, M. G., '73 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, '98 

Hayes, Daniel Edward, '59 Howe, James JVIadison, Jr., '68 

Knight, James Melville, '64 

Brice, James K., '77 Shaffer, Charles B., '83 

O'Connell, Patrick A., '57 Skinner, Benjamin S., '60 



Caughey, 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., '78 Garrison, James G., '70 

Almond, Marcus B., 74 Nelson, Keating S., '76 

Bellamy, John D., '74 Robertson, Alexander F., '78 

Callahan, Bryan, '76 Thomas, George 8., '75 

Dunlap, James N., '76 Ward, Patrick H., '73 

Wilson, Thornton 8., '76 

Cook, George W., '63 Laux, Carl, Jr., '62 

Winsor, Samuel A., '60 


N Adams, William P., '66 Mellen, James R., '66 

Beattv, R. D. '67 Mitchell, J. K., 71 

Bushfleld, L. C, '69 Norton, Frederick L., '72 

Clendenan, D. W., '71 Richey, C. D., '66 

)i Daniels, W. C, '72 Roberts, C. C, '71 

Deleplain, L. L., '70 Shriver, Charles E., '69 

Doty, C. B., '71 Smith, Frank W., '62 

Harvey, Israel, '72 Smith, Frank K., '64 

Huston, Frank, '69 Tompkins, Jackson B., '64 

Jewell, John D., lawyer, '60 Townsend, Cyrus, '69 

Kerr, Robert A., M. D., '67 Turner, C. B., '71 

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 

' PHI. 

Appelman, Lloyd P., '73 Kline, Frank J., '69 


Ayer, E. Irving, '72 Markham, Spencer S., '78 

Blossom, Thomas E., '71 Mason, Orlim J., '74 

Chapman, Hobart M., '74 Oaks, John F., M. D., '70 

Clark, Orlando E., '76 Van Auken, Edwin E., '75 

Fitch, Arthur H., '73 Weir, William B., '77 

Gage, John R., '77 Wile, Isaac G., '70 



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319 East 57TH Strekt, New York Crrv. 

Beta - - - J. T. Manibrre, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Delta - - J. C. HAI.1.0CK, DelU Hall, Troy, N. Y. 

Epsilon Deiiteron Henry P. McKnight, 107 Wall St., New Haven, Conn. 

Zeta - - Fred M. Rhodes, 75 Chestnut St., Providence, R. I. 

Eta - - - B. O. RiDi/)N, Brunswick, Me. 

Theta - - Frank Curtis, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. 

Iota ' ' - E. S. Gripping, i i Stoughton, Cambridge, Mass. 

ICafipa - - F. W. Perkins, College Hill, Mass. 

Lambda - - Axbert Candun, 39 Holyoke Street, Boston, Mass. 

Mu Deuteron - E. D. Daniels, Amherst, Mass. 

Nu Deuteron - J. M. Beaumont, 237 South New St, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Xi ' ' - H. I. Beers, L. B. 70, Geneva, N. Y. 

Omicran Deuteron V. A. Doty, Hanover, N. H. 

Pi Deuteron - Forrest R. Trappord, 40 E. 26th St., New York. 

Rho Deuteron - R. G. D11.WORTH, Columbia College, New York. 

Sigma ' - Sam S. Wali^ce, Carlisle, Pa. 

/%« - - - W. L. Sanderson, Easton, Pa. 

I^i - - . Duncan C. I^ee, Clinton, N. Y. 

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Theodore B, Brown ^ 
William Hyslop, 
Abel Beach, 

William G. Aiken. 
Samuel F, Wile, 
Andrew H, Green. 


ARTHUR L. BARTLETT, 19 Milk St., Boston, Mass. 


A. L. COVII.LE, 147 W. 6i8t Street, New York City. 

FREDERIC CARTER, 36 Elm Street, New Haven, Conn. 



Gamma, - 
Epsikm, - 
Zeta, - 
Lambda, • 
Nu, • 
Xi, ^ 


Rho, ' 


Tau, " 

Upsilon, - 

Phi, - - - 


Psi, - 

Epsilon Deuteron, 

Mu Deuteron, 

Nu Deuteron, 

Omicron Deuteron, - 

Pi Deuteron, 

Rho Deuteron, 

1847 Union College, 

1870 Cornell University. 

18^2 University of Vermont, 

1853 Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

i8ss College of Willtam and Mary. 

1853 Brown University. 

1854 Bowdoin College. 
1854 Kenyon College. 
1856 Harvard University. 

1856 Tufts College. 

i8s6 New York Graduate Charge. 

1876 Boston University. 

i8s7 University of North Carolina, 

1857 University of Virginia, 
1857 Hobart College. 

i8s7 Wesleyan University, 

i8s8 Jefferson College, 

i8sg university of South Carolina, 

1861 Dickinson Colleee. 

1863 College of New Jersey (Princeton), 

1866 University of LewisSurg. 

1866 Lafayette Colleee. 

1867 University of Rochester, 
1867 Hamilton College. 
1887 Yale University. 

1885 Amherst College. 

1884 Lehigh University. 

1869 Dartmouth College. 

1881 College of the Cit^ of New York. 

1883 Columbia College. 


Beta - - - Max McKinney, No. 36 Tioga St., Ithaca, N. Y. 

Delta - - J. C. Hai,i,ock, Delta Hall, Troy, N. Y. 

Epsilon Deuterofi Chas. B. Spruce, 36 Elm St., New Haven, Conn. 

Z?/a - - H. J. Spooner, Jr. , 3 Humboldt Ave, , Providence, R. I. 

Eta - - - W. B. MiTCHEi*!*, Box 1155 Brunswick, Me. 

Theta - - Frank S. Curtis, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. 

Iota ... Max A. Kilvert, ii Stoughton, Cambridge, Mass. 

Kappa ' ' W. L. Ricketts, College Hill, Mass. 

Lambda - - Stephen Emery, 39 Holyoke St, Boston, Mass. 

Mu Deuteron > A. W. Crocket, Amherst, Mass. 

Nu Deuteron - F. A. Merrick, 237 South New St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Pi ' - - Chari«es C. Hoff, Geneva, N. Y. 

Otnicron Deuteron F. W. Plummer, Hanover, N. H. 

Pi Deuteron - Forrest R. Trafford, 40 E. 26th, New York City. 

Rho Deuteron - Frank N. Dodd, 13 W. 42 N. Y. City. 

Sigma - - J. R. Heberi«ing, Carlisle, Pa, 

Phi - - - R. C. Bryant, Easton, Pa. 

Pii - - - Duncan C. Lee, Clinton, N. Y. 

O. S. Davis, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. 




Dr. D. Pardee, A 52, President, Fulton, N. Y. 


SHTH p. Smith, A 6a, President. Boston, Mass. 

P. W. Perkins, K '91, Sec'y and Treas.. College Hill, Mass. 

Hon. E. O. Graves, President, Washington, D. C. 
Albz M. Rich, Sec'y and Treas., Reisteratown, Md. 

Hon. Willis S. Paine, President. 

Vice Presidents, ' 

Hon. Sahusl D. Morris, James Cruiksbank, LL. D., Prankuh 
BoRDGB, Charles McDonald, Colonel Rodney 
Smith, U. S. A., Charles R. Miller, 

Executive Committee. 

Benjamin Dodglass, Jr., Chairman. 

Craklbs D. Marvin, Sec'y and Treas. 

A. W. NicoLL, H. G. H. Tarr. I. P. Pardee, Ralph H. Brandrbth, 

Robert H. Eddy, Jacques B. Juvenal, Robert Payne, 

Charles V. Maphs, Webster R. Walkley. 

Hon. Daniel N. Lockwood, /Vm. Henry Cracb, Sec'y and Treas. 
S. Douglass Cornell, isl Viu Pres. Jacob Spaun, 2d Vice Pres. 

Our If est OQmwentiom. 

The Forty-third Annual Convention of the fraternity will 
be held at Young's Hotel, Boston, Mass., on November 20th, 
2ist and 22d, 1889, unless otherwise ordered by the Grand 
Lodge. Invitations will be placed in the hands of the charges 
soon after the opening of the college year ; and that the con- 
vention may be attended as largely as possible, the Secretaries 
of the various charges will please to notify me at once of the 
number needed by them. 

A. If. C0VII.1.E, 

Sec. of G. I/. 


UOL. U. OGQIOBBI^, 1880. 120. 8. 

tt^QLVl. ^HWt S^VHOS \H S?KCt ^V^\. ?tt*OtH"\ C^\.0«1. 

"The end of fraternity, then, is not simply to maintain an existence, 
but in living to afiPord a visible body for the genius of a cultured brother- 
hood. It is a life in its highest and broadest sense poetic, having a noble 
theme to be lived by men as they come and go. No life is grand which 
has not a grander thought as yet unachieved. So, let each chapter seek 
to know more of the genius, which, having created the body to which it 
has been admitted, has thus far guided it so honorably and so success- 
fully, and, as its knowledge increases, it will surely be led on to better 
work, and a broader, fuller life.*' — D. (/. Quarterly, 

Fraternity — ^brotherhood. A conception though necessarily 
ideal, yet the practical embodiment of the grandest principles 
of human action ; the consummation of the divine sacrifice on 
the Cross applied to our relations with our fellow men. 


At many diflFerent times during my connection with the fra- 
ternity I have been asked by the older graduates this question t 
•* Why don't the fraternity re-establish the old Alpha ?'* 

The early portion of our history is inseparably connected 
with the Alpha, for the old charge at Union College was the 
real head and government of the fraternity. For over twenty 


years the Alpha exerted an influence upon the welfare of our 
fraternity which renders it impossible that its re-establishment 
could fail to be of the highest importance. Tradition endears 
everything connected with its history to us, and now that Union 
has once more begun to advance as its sister institutions are 
doing, we can well afford to consider the plan of making a de- 
termined eflFort to put the charge back. For a long time Union 
has been declining steadily, but now the tide has turned and a 
new era of prosperity set in. Speaking of the institution, the 
Scroll of Phi Delta Theta says : 

''The college, as its name implies, was founded by the imion of the 
various denominations existing at the time of its organization. The un- 
denominational character is still maintained. President Webster and 
•about half the faculty are Presbyterians, but there are also three Method- 
ists, two Episcopalians, two Reformed and one Lutheran. This broad 
church feature is reflected in the students, who are of nearly every Chris- 
tian creed. Thus Union is essentially a Christian college, and as Dr. 
Nott was said to control the students by his morning prayers, so Dr. 
Webster now largely effects the same purpose by his earnest talks in 

The work in modem languages and modem English, with its cognate 
studies, has been greatly increased in accordance with the spirit of the 
age, while the classical course is kept up to its usual high standard. 

During the summer vacation the college buildings have been thoroughly 
repaired and the grounds beautified. The dormitories have been reno- 
vated and are nearly all occupied. The gymnasium has been enlarged 
and refitted, and great interest is being manifested in athletics. 

The college is no longer without a President, as Dr. Harrison E. Web- 
ster, Union *68, is now at its head. To him the Garnet is ' reverentially 
dedicated by the editors,' and of him it says: 

* For four years Union was looking for a president who would meet all 
its requirements, when at last the choice fell upon Professor Webster 
[then at Rochester] as the best able man to meet the emergency and 
bring around him the alumni of the last twenty years, with youth and 
enthusiasm and a strong attachment to him and the college. -)^ * « « 
There was great rejoicing at the news of his acceptance of the trust. * 
« « « Prom the chapel desk he has administered wise Christian coun- 
sel and made earnest appeals for the pure and the good. His presence 
and his official have effected the most necessary of all things for the col- 
lege, namely, the restoration of confidence. Students and faculty now 
look into a brighter future, and are confident that a few years will effect 
great things for the college through the honest labor and steady loyalty 
of all who have the good of the college at heart. — Esto perpeiua, ' 


In proof of this renewed confidence the freshman class numbered thirty- 
four this year to twenty-five the year before.'* 

At present the fraternity membership at Union is as follows: 

Ajd 0. g; B& n, ii; J 0,S; W T, 15; ^ T, 12; and ^ ^ S, 

1 3 . Besides these there are chapters of -2 * and KA, If these 

can live, why could not the Alpha ? If it can, let us put it 

back, by all means. F. i*. J. 



Compiled by A. I<. Covillb, M. D. 

Early in June a ^ ^ man from the University of Virginia 
wrote to Brother Mora, of the Columbia charge, a letter. 
Brother Mora's address had been learned from a common friend. 
An abstract of this letter explains itself: **One day last week 
while examining the archives of my fraternity in our docu- 
ment room, I came across an old trunk bearing the name of 
one P. H. Ward on its lid. Knowing that no one of that 
name was a member of my fraternity I was impelled by curi- 
osity to examine the contents of the trunk. On opening it the 
first thing that greeted my eyes was a letter addressed to Thos. 
P. McCandlish, William and Mary College. On examining 
the rest of the contents I found the constitution, by-laws, min- 
utes and several charters and some robes of ceremony, all in 
good condition. I assure you the secrets of your fraternity 
have been kept as inviolate by us as we would keep our own, 
for none of us out of respect to & ^ X dared to read a line. 
On making inquiries concerning the trunk I found out that it 
had been found in our hall where it had been put by some un- 
known person, and where it has remained to this day its con- 
tents undisclosed.** 

At once a telegram and a letter were sent to the University, 
and in two days the trunk was in our possession. The consti- 
tution was that of the old Epsilon in loose sheets. It con- 
tained also her membership roll from 1853-60. Part of the in- 

114 ^HE SHIELD. 

initiation was lacking. The minute book was hers also. The 
regalia — two simple-fashioned gowns — ^were probably hers. 
There was also contained a charter of the Nu, a bible and 
some of her accounts. Besides these there are the charge let- 
ters to Epsilon, covering the two periods of her anition, 1853 
to i860 and from 1869 to 1872; and to the Nu from 1871 to 

These documents and letters show rough usage in times 
past, probably because of carelessnes. Their recent care is 
undoubtedly truthfully recorded. Our informant in a subse- 
quent letter writes: **I know nothing concerning the history 
of the trunk at present save that it was found in our hall one 
night, and am glad it is with its rightful owners.** The trunk 
was an old one probably dating back into the fifties. It has 
upon it a torn label, which on reconstruction would read *T. 
H. Ward, care of Wm. H. Yutz, Ford*s Hotel. Receive order.*' 
It bore the cabalistic symbols in black, and a tag of Ford*s 
Hotel, of Baltimore, Maryland. With this I may attempt the 
history of the Nu charge. 

The Nu according to the old catalogue of 1875 was chart- 
ered in 1857, but it gives doubtful authority of there having 
been any members initiated at that time. Nu*s charter late in 
1872 **deems it expedient to r^-establish the Nu charge,** and 
named Thomas P. McCandlish, P. M. Boyden, E. P. Cole, Mc- 
Leod Casey and W. R. Alexander as charter members. Frank 
W. Stewart ^, Geo. W. Haight X, and R. Chase Briggs W 
represent the Grand Lodge, During the succeeding year a few 
charge letters came to them. They were not represented in 
New York in February, '73, at convention. Rooms were rented 
at Temperance Hall. Boyden, Alexander and Kasey seemed 
to work hard for the life of the charge. We find the names of 
W. H. Marshall, P, H. Ward, A. F. Robertson, R. T. Grin- 
nan, J. D. Bellaney and J, M. Logan added to the roll. ' The 
old charter and re^rds cannot be found. Evidently McCand- 
lish who is a student and afterward a professor at William and 
Mary is instrumental in re-establishing the Nu. Farther his 
name does not occur upon the records, and he is afterwards 


named as secretary of the Hpsilon succeeding Charles W. 
Wharton in 1872. About this time comes a letter from Kel- 
ley H mentioning the fact that there are some twenty to thirty 
fraternities at the University. I. P. Pardee sends continued 
good wishes from ^, Beta, Chi, Xi, Theta and Eta write cor- 

About this time Boyden begins the work of finding out what 
he can of the history of the old Nu. Richard Walke after at- 
tending one year at William and Mary subsequently comes to 
the University, and is graduated M. A. in '60. Another 
suggests Dr. McNew, of Baltimore, as another (?). Walke 
writes that Thomas Smith, Alexander Payne and Thomas P. 
McCandlish were the only ones at the University with him ; 
and he ftirther adds that he does not know what became of the 
papers and documents during the war. Judge Smith on the 
contrary wTites : ** I have conferred with Captain A. D. Payne, 
who was with me both at William and Mary and at the Uni- 
versity, and we are both positive that there was not a chapter 
at the latter during our attendance." Another correspondent 
writes that Dr. A. T. Bell, of Baltimore, was a -^ X at the 
University. But Bell was also a member of the Epsilon at its 
start. So we have to fall back upon President Stewart's deci- 
sion — since he was in possession of the records — and consider 
that the Nu, chartered in 1857, flourished then as a charge but 

Sigma writes, and we may digress a little from our subject to 
repeat some of it. It seems that the Nu had determined ta 
keep up faithfully with charge correspondence. Jim Dale, 
writing from Carlisle, says : ** You no doubt think the Sigma 
boys somewhat dilatory in answering, but such is not the fact. 
We as a charge are composed of graduate members of difierent 
charges, in connection with the attive ones of the -^^//V^ Sigma. 
We remember seventeen men in this city who comprise the 
* Graduate Sigma Charge,** besides five who are of the active 
Sigma in college. So after finishing business for the day, I 
have to take up my correspondence as I may. You are doing 
good work for j'our charge by bringing them into closer union 


with the various charges by means of active correspondence." J 

The spring of 1873 closes with seven men in the charge, j 

probably the charter members with Ward and Robertson I 

added. The Delta, Mu, Iota and Kpsilon are dead. The Up- 
silon and Pi were never in good standing, and were disorgan- 
ized by convention of '70. Pardee, of Phi, writes a racy letter 
about Rho's failure to keep up the correspondence. Omicron 
is lax also. Theta is working hard. Phi, with her seven men, 
is the most energetic of all. Eta, with fourteen men, stands 
high. Burdge, for the catalogue, thanks Boyden for his work 
concerning the old Nu, and adds that there must have been 
such a charge else that at Hobart would not have been named 
the Xi— the names being given alphabetically in the history of 
the fraternity. He then discusses the double letter system ; 
AA becomes the B and AB the P; that AB was once recog- 
nized at the University of South Carolina, but as they were 
mainly '*men of dark color and 'flat noses'* it was discon- 
tinued, as it was never likely to be popular again with the best 
people of the South. 

The college year of 1873-4 opens with correspondence ftx)m 
the fourteen charges. The-^45, now the P, is left with but one 
man, John A. Halderman. He joins X ^, breaks his vows, 
and is at once expelled. The Nu goes at once to Lexington 
and procures the documents, &c., of the P. Marshall, Grin- 
nan, Bellaney and Logan are initiated into the Nu. They at- 
tended convention en masse the following February. The 
Delta is revived. The Sigma remains **in statuoquo." Dock- 
ray is imprisoned in Cuba. Charge correspondence is brisk. 
Finally Stewart writes in '75 : ** I cannot find any documents 
relative to the Nu before the war. If they were ever in con- 
vention the archives have been mislaid.'' 

Finally in '76 the letters slop, and as we are not in posses- 
sion of either minutes or convention reports we are not able to 
chronicle the cause of her disorganization. The catalogue 
gives eighteen men who were members of Nu, eleven of whom 
we find in these paltry records. Of the remaining seven there 
were M. B. Almond, '74 ; Bryan Callahan, James W. Dunlap, 


Keating S. Nelson and George S. Thomas, initiates of '75 ; 
and Thornton S. Wilson, of '76. And here the record stops, 
except that it is known that one has joined the Omega charge, 
and that six others are scattered throughout the South. Even 
the address of the brilliant Alexander, the orator of the Jeffer- 
son society, is lost. The Nu flourished and is gone, but her 
men, wherever we may meet them, are Theta Delts to the core. 



Here's health to thee, loved citizen and friend, 
All drink thine honor, and their hands extend : 
While each one speaks with pride thy cherished name, 
And this, they say, is what the worid calls fame. 
But we, who know and love thee most and best. 
Greet thee as friend, as well as honored guest. 

Thy country called and, in her dire distress, 
A soldier answered, and with manliness. 
In youth's bright mom, thou bad'st thy friends good-bye 
And buckled on thy sword to do or die. 
'Mid cannon's roar, 'mid rain of shot and shell, 
'Mid fire and flame, 'mid wildest rebel yell. 
Thou held'st aloft our flag— the flag of stars— 
'Til freedom's light shone 'thwart its crimson bars. 
Ambition's dreams did not disturb thy rest, 
Our God did mark thy way. He knoweth best : 
And we did live to see thee come again, 
To share thy triumphs with thy fellow men. 

What makes men great ? who weighs ? what turns the scale ? 
Is't fortune's breath, or some more favoring gale ? 
Ay, deeds, heroic deeds, of heart or soul. 
These make, create, and unify the whole. 
What makes men brave ? The soul within that bums; 
A conscience clear, that lights, and warns and turns, 
And gives us strength to know, to do, to dare — 
To hope, to trust, to live the right to share. 

What makes men brave ? Their thoughts, their lives, their aims? 
To love or truth what are a coward's claims? 
What makes men great ? The truth that lives within : 
That grows and spreads and crushes out the sin. 

Where are thy comrades now ? In that long sleep 
Which knows no waking. Angels watch and keep 
The soldier dead, 'til, in that newer life, 
Unmoved by earthly music, drum or fife. 


They wait to hear their captain say, *' Well done ! 

A crown awaits each loyal patriot son." 

A host have gone, bright galaxy of names. 

Their country's now, soon all the world's and fame's. 

What pictures mem'ry paints; how colors blend; 
Thy vision sees one well-beloved friend. 
To speak his name 'mid all this festive cheer— 
A name through all our land so loved and dear, 
Would wake such joy in this exultant throng, 
That voice of praise, loud echoes would prolong. 
O noble man, of great and gen'roua soul. 
As years go by and into ages roll. 
Thy name, thy fame, thy deeds, thy life, thy love, 
Will light the way that leads from earth, above. 
With Samson strength he struck and fetters broke. 
Which bound three million souls 'neath slavery's yoke. 
By alchemy divine these links were wrought 
To chains of gold that drew him to the God he sought. 
No need of mine to speak that name your thought 
Suggests. In warp and woof of life 'tis wrought. 
Yet, best and noblest man of all our race, 
The friends we greet loved Lincoln's honest face. 

Then came sweet peace, 'neath whose sheltering wing 
The roses bloomed, as touched by breath of spring. 
Men turned to toil again; they sought the farm, 
The shop, the mill, nor feared war's dread alarm. 
In all the busy marts of trade were found, 
Our soldiers brave, fresh from the tented ground. 
Like Phoenix bird, from ashes rose the song, 
A joyful chorus 'mid the jostling throng; 
The song of home and love, of peace and art. 
That brought some ease to many an aching heart. 

In walks of peace, in studious toil, these years— 
So full of joy and love, so free from tears — 
Were passed among thy friends. Thy busy life 
Made doubly sweet by choosing well thy wife: 

She shared thy toil; she shares thy honors now; ' 

And weaves for us the wreath to deck thy brow. I 

Thy country called again; it spoke thy name, I 

It bade thee quickly come to share her fame. i 

With one accord, thy neighbors here did praise < 

The choice of him who seeks in all his ways I 

To do the right, and leaves the rest with One I 

Who rules the sea and marks the courses of the sun. 
Thy joy we share, and we feel honored too, 
That he has chosen one both brave and true. 

In days of peace, thou said'st the right was just, 
And surely now the wrong shall bite the dust. 
Where'er our flag shall float, o'er land or sea. 
That flag must wave, as the flag of the free. 
No bullying crown, or sceptered king, afar. 
Shall pluck one ray of light from freedom's star. 
We seek not war, nor conquered isles to set 


As jewels rare in thy bright coronet. 

We bring oar love and prayers, our hopes and tears— 

These shaU sustain and cheer 'mid fleeting years. 

Thy work 's beyond; the future ne'er is ours: 

We plant and toil to-day— He sends the flowers. 

We bide His time; we wait for golden sheaves: 

Though some will find that nothing grew but leaves. 

No longer can we claim thee ours. Thy hand 
Must mark the course of ships. All o'er our land 
A host of friends arise. They speak thy name, 
And come to crown with laurel wreath of fame. 
Succss pours goblets full of ruby wine, 
All joy that vict'ry, not defeat, is thine. 

« « • • • 

• Read at the reception given to Hon. B. F. Tracy, Secretary of the Navy, by U. 8. 
Grant Post, G. A. R., at Brooklyn, N. Y., April 13, 1889. 


Wednesday evening, April 17, 1889, the New England asso- 
ciation of Theta Delta Chi held its sixth annual banquet 
and convention at Young's Hotel, Boston, Mass. During 
Wednesday afternoon a violent storm came up which had the 
efiect of keeping away many who had been intending to come 
from a distance to attend the banquet, but which could not 
dampen the spirits of the sixty Theta Delts who assembled in 
the parlors of the hotel at 7:00 p. m. to enjoy one of the larg- 
est and most successful banquets the association has ever 

The convention opened with a business meeting which was 
called to order by Brother A. L. Bartlett, Lambda '84, Presi- 
dent of the New England association, and the following offi- 
cers were elected to serve for the ensuing year: 

President, Brother Seth P. Smith, Omicron Deuteron '82. 

Vice Presidents, Hon. Henry J. Spooner, Zeta, M. C. from 
R. I.; Hon. W. W. Thomas, Eta, U. S. Minister to Sweden; 
Judge John W. Hammond, Kappa; Rev. David Gregg, D. D., 
Pi, pastor of Park St. Church, Boston; Rev. Pleasant Hunter, 
Lambda, of Newtonville, Mass. 

Secretary and Treasurer, Brother F. W. Perkins '91, Kappa, 


Directors, J. H. Newbegin, Eta; W. F. Leighton, Kappa; 
A. H. Baehr, Omicron Deuteron ; H. J. Bickford, Lambda; M. 
W. Famham, Mu Deuteron; H. J. Spooner, Jr., Zeta; H. P. 
McKnight, Epsilon Deuteron. 

The usual routine business of the association was transacted, 
and the members then adjourned to the banquet hall to sample 
**Mrs. Young's cooking'* and to make ^straight cut for the 
cords around a large bundle of "Kimball's Best" that had ar- 
rived from Rochester, N. Y. , thanks to the kindness of Brother 
Wm. S. Kimball. 

After sipping his last cup of coffee and calling the brothers 
to order, Brother Seth P. Smith went back to another course of 
soup and announced that he was to appear **in the tureen" as 
the green turtle — in other words, as the president of the ban- 
quet. In his happiest vein Brother Smith referred to the pro- 
gress made by Theta Delta Chi in New England during the 
last six years, and the increasingly bright prospects of the New 
England association. (On another page will be found the full 
text of President Smith's speech). He also announced the 
election of Brother Nathan F. Dixon, of Zeta, to the office of 
United States Senator from Rhode Island; the announcement 
being received with great enthusiasm. 

The association then had the pleasure of listening to a mas- 
terly oration by Brother E. S. Capen, President of Tuft's Col- 
lege, on the subject **The College Man's Duties to Society." 
Brother Capen spoke of the benefits to be derived from frater- 
nity life in the way of broadened sympathy for one's fellows, 
that can reach out to all classes of society; and he took occa- 
sion to bear renewed testimony to his interest and love for his 

The President then introduced Brother M. C. Webber, of 
Lambda, who in behalf of the Lambda charge, under whose 
auspices the banquet was held, welcomed the members of the 
association to Boston. 

Brother Smith now rapped upon the table to call up **famil- 
iar spirits" of absent brothers, and then proceeded to read let- 
ters from many well known Theta Delts who were able to be 
present only by spirit and by letter. 


The Central New York association and the Southern Gradu- 
ate association sent cordial greetings. Brother Andrew H. 
Green, Alpha, one of the six original founders of the fraternity 
wrote to express his most earnest wish **that Theta Delta Chi 
may ever deserve and ever have the most zealous service of all 
her sons.** Brother A. L. Coville, the only absent member of 
the Grand Lodge, sent his best wishes for the success of the 
banquet. Hon. Augustus H. Miller, of Providence, R. I., John 
Hay, of Washington, D. C, and Hon. Nelson M. Aldrichsent 
their regrets for their absence and expressions of the warmest 
love for Theta Delta Chi. **May your banquet prove a success 
and may Theta Delta Chi live for ever,'* was the message that 
came from Rev. Lewis Halsey of Xi, and which instantly 
brought the brothers to their feet with a Theta Delta Chi cheer 
which shook the buildings in the vicinity so that the old one 
on the comer of Washington and Court streets had to be taken 

Hon. Seward R. Simonds, ex-president of the Grand Lodge, 
wrote **Will you present to the assembled brothers my cordial 
good wishes. I would do anything for Theta Delta Chi. ' ' 

Gen. William Lamb, of Norfolk, Va., wrote, **It always 
gives me the greatest pleasure to meet my brothers, to do honor 
to Theta Delta Chi.*' Uncle Jake Spahn wrote as follows: 
*'Rest assured that I am with j^ou in spirit. Now 'hail* and 
*farewell!' God permitting you shall see me among you next 

November in the flesh ' * and may Uncle Jake be allowed to 

carry out this plan. 

Finally President G. W. Smith, of Trinity College, and 
Prof Femald, of Amherst, sent renewed assurance of their in- 
terest *'in and for our fraternity.*' 

All these letters came as an inspiration and served to bring 
the assembly up to the highest pitch of enthusiasm. 

Brother O. S. Davis, Omicron Deuteron, was introduced as 
the poet of the evening, and the association was treated to a 
poem that was full of interest and of an order of literary abil- 
ity unusual for an occasional effort of such a character. We 
hope that Bro. Davis' poem may sometime be published in the 


Shield. (We regret that the poem has not yet been received. 
Brother Smith promised it in time for this number; we hope to 
publish it in the next number.) 

President Smith then yielded the chair to Brother Frederic 
Carter, Epsilon Deuteron, our genial Treasurer of the Grand 
Lodge, and the toastmaster of the banquet, who in his own 
inimitable manner ** served up *' the toasts and introduced the 
** toastees.'' 

First came Brother A. L. Bartlett, our honored President of 
the Grand Lodge, to respond for the G. L. He was given a 
magnificent reception and made an appropriate response, giving 
also an account of his recent trip among the charges, all of 
which had been visited and found to be in a most prosperous 

The following brothers then responded to toasts as represen- 
tatives from the different charges: For Eta, Brother Russell, 
'89; for Omicron Deuteron, Brother Sullivan, '89; for Mu Deu- 
teron, Brother Whittaker, '90; for Zeta, Brother Tower, '90; 
for Kappa, Brother Marvin, '89; for Epsilon Deuteron, Brother 
DuBois, '89. And after this Brother David Gregg was intro- 
duced and given a genuine ovation as he proceeded to relate 
many entertaining incidents connected with his college and 
fraternity life. 

But all things have to have some end, and the banquet of 
the New England Association of Theta Delta Chi had finally 
to be brought to a close. So after drinking in silence to the 
Omega charge and singing one more Theta Delt song, the New 
England Association closed the fifth year of its existence, and 
its Sixth Annual Banquet was a thing of the past. 




[Delivered at the Annual Banquet of the New England Association, Young's Hotel, 
Boston, April 17, 1889. 

Brothers of the New Engi,and Association of Theta Delta 
Chi: — It gives me immeasurable satisfaction to look into your faces and 
to "welcome you as your president. 

Esteemed is the honor to be at the head of a body that brings one into 
contact and fraternal companionship with such representative men of this 
old commonwealth and New England as surround me on the right hand 
and on the lefl. 

Rare indeed is the privilege to stand in the presence of so many young 
men now in college, especially when they are Thetes. Here are delegates 
from seven New England colleges. How orderly and how sober! It pre- 
sages victory at the polls next Monday.* 

To be in such a presence is to behold the men in whose hands lies not 
only the future of Theta Delta Chi, but that of our country. As my eyes 
look into your eyes, I am proud to say that I have no anxiety whatever 
for our "beloved fraternity,*' nor a single foreboding for the destiny of 
American institutions. 

Rejoicing in the present and with lofty aspirations for the coming time, 
I welcome and greet you, ye brothers of the New England Association. 

You children of Providence from illustrious Zeta, welcome! Ye true 
and tried sons from old Kappa, thrice welcome! Ye rari ei nobiles fraires 
from beautiful Amherst, welcome! Ye dwellers in the east from Bow- 
doin*s venerable shades, welcome! \^/ratres in urbe Bostoniensis Uni- 
versitaiiSy welcome! Ye royal brothers from old Yale, welcome! Ye 
northern lights from Dartmouth's classic halls, welcome! 

Ye multum in parvo et singularis\ legatus from Washington and Jef- 
ferson, we extend to you the right hand of fellowship! 

Ye Theta Delts from whatsoever College or charge, hail! Wei.come! 
Welcome! Wei.come! 

This is a most auspicious occasion. To-night we celebrate our sixth 
annual banquet. As the New England Association was ushered into ex- 
istence by a feast, this is our fifth birthday. During this quintet of years 
great things have come to pass. In our own country the Republican 
party has taken a much-needed four years' vacation; meanwhile our Re- 
public has gone through the peculiar and anomalous experience of four 

* On that day Constitutional Prohibition was to be submitted to the people of Mas- 
t Dr. Gregg, present pastor of Park Street church, Boston. 


years of Democratic administration. Recently Mr. Grover Cleveland 
vacated the White House, and the Democratic party weiit to its long 
home. Many have been the happennings in states at home and abroad. 
But the things that have transpired within the circle of this association 
are the things that will interest you most; and these changes will not only 
interest but delight you, because they have been in the upward scale for 
Theta Delta Chi. 

Five years ago the Rev. Pleasant Hunter was an embryotic parson at 
Hartford Theological Seminary. As Minerva sprang armed cap-a-pie 
from the head of Jupiter, so Brother Hunter sprang from that seminary a 
full-fledged preacher. He had hardly settled at Palmer, Mass., his chosen 
field of labor, when other churches sought his services. Suflfer the read- 
ing of an item in regard to this good brother, that appeared in a Boston 
daily in '85. Item : 

"a pi^kasant announcement. " 

" Springfiei,d, Mass., Nov. 226.. — Rev. Pleasant Hunter, pastor of the 
Palmer Congregational Church, read a letter to his people tliis morning 
saying that he had decided to remain with them, as a matter of duty, and 
decline calls to the churches at Ware, Newtonville ahd Worcester. His 
present salary is |i,8oo, whereas his offer from Newtonville was ^3,000, 
and the Salem Street Church at Worcester |5,ooo.'* 

This same paper stated in its editorial comment that they were glad 
one minister was not controlled and governed in his discharge of duty by 
the love of filthy lucre. 

This is one of the events in five years to make Lambda charge and the 
New England Thetes rejoice. I might add that what is true of Brother 
Hunter is true of all Theta Delt clergymen. 

Five years ago Prof. Femald was President of Maine State College; 
now is professor in State College, Amherst, Mass., and a member of the 
Entomological Society of France and a distinguished author and writer 
on entomology, quoted as an authority on both sides the water. 

Five years ago Brother John W. Hammond, one of Kappa's loyal sons^ 
was a modest lawyer at Cambridge, now he is one of the able and digni- 
fied Judges of the Superior Court of this Old Commonwealth. 

Five years ago Tufts College had the same worthy President, but he 
was not half the caput suprematn as now; the college did not then have 
that magnificent natural museum, the eternal home of Bamum's Jumbo; 
(P. T. Bamum gave the college the museum; and when Jumbo was killed 
had him stuffed for the museum, where he now may be seen); nor did 
she then have that beautiful chapel which now crowns College Hill as a 
monument to God; then not, as now, did Tufts stand in the front rank of 
educational institutions. This phenomenal material prosperity of Tufts 
and the exalted rank she now holds among the colleges, I may truthfully 
say, is due to the ceaseless energy, the wide and far-reaching plans, the 
manhood, the breadth of scholarship and the attractive qualities of heart 



And soul of our Brother Capen. I am sure you all will join in the senti- 
ment: ** Long may Brother Capen be spared to preside over the destinies 
of Tufts College and Kappa charge! 

Five years ago Samuel L. Aldrich was President of the Massachusetts 
f Central Railroad; while he still holds that position, he has been made 

the Sub-Treasurer of the United States for Boston; and so efl&cient and 
respected a government official is he, that President Harrison continues 
him in office, believing him to be as pure as a Republican. Brother Al- 
drich is indeed a rara avis in the Democratic brood! 

Five years ago a callow young man preaching in ^ew York city, be- 
coming disgusted with that modern Nineveh, and looking toward the 
east from whence cometh the light, and desiring to get nearer Heaven 
than it was possible to do in New York, he naturally came to Boston and 
is now the presiding genius of Park Street Church and the ablest Congre- 
gational divine in Massachusetts. Since his arrival in this modem Athens 
he has become so enlightened as to be now able to translate the prefix 
"Mr." of his name into the affix "D. D." 

To illustrate what a genuine Thete this beardless young man is, suffer 
the relating an anecdote in which your President figured in the same 
ratio that old ^neas did in the fall of Troy, magna pars ^ i. e., the great 
part physically speaking. 

Anecdote: Your President was present at the first reception given to 
Dr. Gregg after his coming to Boston, when and where one of the good 
deacons presented to him this unworthy dust. Mr. Gregg, as he then 
was, greeted me pleasantly, and thinking he had met simply one of the 
multitudinous Smiths, was about to pass on, when his eye caught the 
Theta Delta Chi badge on my breast, and he eagerly asked, "Are you a 
Theta Delt?" On being told that I was, he exclaimed, "Let's shake 
again!" when he gave me the grip in the most orthodox and approved 
manner. Then he inquired if I belonged at Park street, and being an- 
swered in the affirmative, he declared that we should have a charge all 
by ourselves; then he added, " I want to introduce you to Mrs. Gregg 
and have her see that beautiful badge.*' As might be expected, I found 
Mrs. Gregg to be a delightful and beautiful lady. 

Five years ago Brother Nathan F. Dixon, (see Harper's Weekly, April 
27, '89, for excellent likeness and sketch of his honored life), one of 2^ta's 
noble sons, was a lawyer at Westerly, Rhode Island; to-day he represents 
that State in the United States Senate. 

During the five years Brother Henry J. Spooner* has been twice re- 
elected to Congress from Rhode Island. From such brothers as Hay, 
Dixon, Goforth and Spooner, old Zeta's glory rises. 

Five years ago Trinity College was without a head; after searching 
through the able and scholarly ranks of the men who constitute the per- 

* See last Congressional Record for account of his distinguished career as soldier 
and statesman. 


sounel of the Episcopal clergy, by unanimous voice Dr. Williamson 
Smith was chosen president of Trinity College. Since then this cele- 
brated Smith has been elected Assistant Bishop of Maryland but declined 
the office; and while this fraternity was holding its forty-second annual 
convention iii New York last fall Brother Gilbert, Bishop of Minnesota, 
dropped in on us and said he was on his way to Hartford to assist Brother 
Smith in deciding whether he should accept the bishopric of Ohio to 
which he had just been elected. As a result of their conference Dr. 
Smith is still President of Trinity College. These two brothers are among 
the famous sons of Xi. 

Five years ago a few brothers from Dartmouth, Bowdoin, Harvard^ 
Tufts and Boston University met at Hotel Vendome and organized this 
New England association. The charges then represented and existing in 
New England could be counted on the fingers of one hand. Since then 
famous old Zeta has been resurrected; may Providence never suffer her 
to see a second death! Since this association's birth Mu Deuteron at 
Amherst sprang into existence with twenty-four charter members; since 
that Epsilon Deuteron at Yale has swelled our charge roll. 

What an increase of charges! What a harvest of men and honors for 
Theta Delta Chi in New England in these five years ! 

One word more and I have spoken. In the name of Theta Delta Chi I 
charge you undergraduate brothers to stamp upon your memory this 
pregnant record. 

I command you in the name of our "beloved fraternity'* to bum into 
your heart of hearts* these events, and the names of those brothers whose 
faithful lives produced such magnificent history; and let them bum there 
till they blaze forth in eloquent and glowing words as reduplicated his- 
tory and experience in your charges, in the ears of the brothers who do 
not enjoy this occasion. 



New York City, September i, 1889. 

To the Fraternity: 

The season is again approaching in which it is usual to have 
a reunion of the fraternity in connection with the annual gath- 
erings of this association. These reunions have now become 
an established institution, they heretofore having been quite 


successful because of the great pleasure laflforded the large num- 
ber — old and young — ^who have at diflferent times attended. 
They have been held in New York, because in this vicinity is 
found the largest number of graduates of any single locality, 
and it is the most central point with reference to the part of the 
country in which they mostly reside — ^thus making it the most 
accessible and convenient place for the purpose. But while 
the place has proved satisfactory — ^the attendance heretofore 
having been from such widely separated localities as Norfolk 
on the south, Boston on the east and Ohio on the west — ^it has 
been found difl&cult to fix the time for holding them to suit a 
large p^rt of the members that would like to be present. En- 
gaged, as men are, in various occupations and subject to the 
demands of business, those residing elsewhere often cannot 
arrange to be absent when they wish. At the same time, we 
know that a large proportion have occasion to visit the city on 
business, the intervals more or less regular, and if we knew 
the time they usually do so, or that they could most conven- 
iently leave home, it would greatly aid in fixing upon a date 
that would insure the most general attendance on these occa- 

In view of the situation, and for the purpose of settling the 
matter, the association requests each individual member (those 
residing in the vicinity as well as at a distance) to kindly send 
the Secretary a postal-card or note stating the time or times of 
year (between October i and Jime i) most likely to be conven- 
ient for him to attend. As the object is simply to secure infor- 
mation on the point, those who reply need not feel that by 
so doing they in any way pledge themselves to be present at 
any particular time. They will, however, greatly contribute 
to the success of the reunions and earn the gratitude of the as- 
sociation by doing so. Replies are desired from all, as soon as 
possible after this reaches their attention, as a decision regard- 
ing the date of the next reunion will be made shortly after 
October i, and announced in the next number of the Shiei^d. 

The under-graduates will please understand this request to 


apply to the charges (from each of which we would like a del- 
egation present) as well as to the graduates. 

Communications must be addressed to Charles D. Marvin, 
Secretary, i8 Wall street, New York city. 

Fraternally yours, 

WiLi*is S. Paine, President. 

0JdT ^TQidu&ieS' 

Note.— This dejxartment we intend to make a special feature of Thb Shibld, and 
to insure its completeness we desire ^vety graduate to aid us by contributing such 
items of information — no matter how trimng they may seem — about members of the 
fraternity, the current happeniuRs with themselves or their families, or matters 
affecting their interests, as promptly as they occur or come to their ears. We would 
like to keep au courant with and pleasantly mention every graduate member and will 
be glad to do so if our wishes are fulfilled.— Editor. 

The Editor calls special attention — i. To the notice of the New York 
Graduate association on another page, and urges an immediate individ- 
ual reply thereto; 2, To the note at the head of this department, and 
adds a request for frequent contributions of other matter, grave or gay, 
prose or poetry, anecdotes, reminiscences, biographical sketches, or any- 
thing interesting to a body devoted to good-fellowship and furthering the 
interests of its members; 3, To the fact that the circulation of the Shiei«d 
is yet too small to pay cost of publication, and a large number of extra 
copies are being distributed among the graduates, hoping thereby to secure 
their subscriptions, and, where x>os8ible, additions to its advertising 
pages; that the publisher proposes to maintain and if possible improve 
its present character, and furnish matter that is newsy, interesting, read- 
able, and worthy of preservation; that voluntary subscriptions of J5 or 
|io a year, from those who are able to make them, will be just as accept- 
able as the regular price, the whole amount received to be devoted to the 
publication and any surplus to its improvement with a view to making it 
worthy of the men it represents. 

William H. Scranton, R. P. I., '62, whose decease was chronicled in 
the last issue, left a large collection of valuable books and papers con- 
taining data on various subjects connected with his profession, of mining 
engineer and manager of iron works, and the unpublished results of his 
discoveries in branches of science in which he was a recognized author- 
ity. During the absence of the family from Oxford, N. J., (occasioned by 
the journey to Scranton, Pa., with the remains) his premises were broken 
into by unknown persons, and every book (with one exception), and all 
the papers and drawings were stolen therefrom. The lost property in- 
cludes some 200 large pocket note books (each about an inch thick, 
bound in red leather with his name on the side) filled with notes and 
sketches of surveys of mines, of furnaces and machinery used in the 
manufacture of iron, with improvements he had put in operation or pro- 
iected; also his diaries since 1885; also a large number of drawings of 


blast furnaces, and other machinery; quantities of papers regarding the 
cost of mihing and manufacturing of iron in different localities; and 
many other valuable papers, especially those descriptive of his discover- 
ies and processes in the line of ** magnetic search," upon which he was 
the highest and almost the sole authority in the world — in fact the results 
of the brain-work and experience of twenty-five years of his life. The 
value of the proi)erty is such that he had often told his wife that in case* 
of his death they would be worth a fortune to her. Though a liberal re-- 
ward was immediately offered for the recovery of the property and the 
arrest of the perpetrators of the dastardly theft, no results have ensued 
therefrom and it is feared there will be none. The associations of Mining 
Engineers and of Mechanical Engineers — to both of which he belonged — 
promptly called the attention of their members to the loss, by publication 
in their journals and notices posted in the respective head-quarters in 
New York, in the hope that any attempt to make use of the knowledge 
or information hereafter may lead to the recovery of the property and 
discovery of the guilty parties. A brain-robbery is almost the worst of 
all crimes and should be met with swift and the severest punishment ;. 
and to secure it we hope the fraternity, of which he was so earnest and 
loyal a member, will take interest in the matter and if any clue to the 
property is obtained, kindly communicate with Mrs. Scranton, at Oxford,. 
N. J., on the subject. 

Lieut. C. Frank Emmerich, U. S. N., Lewisburg, '67, is attached to- 
the S. S. Marion (3d rate, 8 guns, Comdr. N. M. Dyer) now on'the Asiatic 
station. The ship sailed from Yokohama, Japan, July 15 ; arrived at 
Kobe the 17th ; sailed for Nagasaki, the 24th ; and thence to Chemulpo,. 
Korea, to relieve the Palos at that point early in August. While in those 
waters we suggest to him the vicinity of Samuel D. Hepburn (C. N. J. *66> 
at Yokohama, and Howard Martin, (W. & L. '73) Secretary of the U. S. 
Legation at Pekin, China. In the society of either he will find ample 
compensation for any effort required to cause a meeting. 

Edward W. Bym. Dickinson '70, is connected with Munn & Co. as 
attorney and solicitor of patents at Washington. 

Dr. Charles Moore Burrows, Columbia '87, was married to Miss Mar- 
garet R. Cain, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Geo. F. Cain on Wednesday 
evening, .September nth, in the Presbyterian church at Albion, N. Y. 
We wish our brother every success and happiness in his new life. 

Webster R. Walkley, Wesleyan, '60, of the Peck, Stowe& Wilcox Co., 
wholesale hardware dealers, New York city, has again been communing 
with the muses, as will be seen by reference to the poetical greeting to 
Hon. B. F. Tracy, Secretary of the Navy, on another page. We are in- 
clined to think that, like the Irish hod-carrier, who composed the well- 
known lines commencing with "The rich can ride in chaises,** he, too, 
has mistaken his calling and should abandon hardware and the exacting 


cares of business for literary work. With such productions it is not sur- 
prising he is so much sought after to contribute to the leading literary 
periodicals. We are glad to have him contribute to The Shiei,d and 
k hope he will favor it frequently in that way. 

Edward E. Montooth, Jefferson, '68, is a prominent lawyer at Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. Besides an extensive law practice, Major Montooth possesses- 
sufficient political influence to warrant the assumption that he will be the 
next Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania. We particu- 
larly desire that he will secure the nomination, as in the Keystone State 
it is equivalent to an election. 

Col. William Lamb, William and Mary, '53, of Norfolk, Va., is the 
senior member of the firm of William Lamb & Co., ship chandlers. The 
firm is agent for the North German Lloyd and other lines of steamships, 
as well as for the Southern Improvement Co., — a company which owns 
the Pocahontas coal mines and shipped over 2,000,000 tons of coal last 
year, — besides being the general agent of the Norfolk & Western Railroad 
Co., at Norfolk, handling all its foreign business. In addition to his 
business prominence, he is a leader in politics and stands very high in 

} the Republican party in that State. His political career began almost as 

soon as he left college. Until the outbreak of the war he was the editor 
of the Southern Argus ^ and at the age of 21 years was a delegate to the 
National Convention which nominated Buchanan for President. In 1857 
he ran for Mayor of Norfolk, but was defeated by his youth. To him be- 
longs the honor of having first established in Virginia the New England 
S3rstem of public schools. During the war he commanded Fort Fisher, 
being specially selected by Jefferson Davis for the place, as being best 
qualified to hold what the latter denominated * 'the gateway of the South" ; 
and in its defense was so desperately wounded that for seven years he 
walked upon crutches. In 1876 he was a delegate to the National Con- 
vention which nominated Tilden and in 1880 was elected Mayor of Nor- 
folk. After being twice re-elected and declining another nomination, he 
became a protectionist and has fought for Republican principles ever 
since. He has been largely instrumental in reviving and establishing 
the industries of the State, among others being that of preparing cotton 

^ for shipment, having constructed the first cotton-press at Norfolk after 

the war. He headed the Harrison and Morton electoral ticket last year, 
and at the State Convention in August last was generally conceded as- 
the nominee for Governor in case Gen. Mahone should not accept the 
place. He was by a large number considered a stronger man, but with 
his usual unselfishness preferred the latter, whose name he presented to- 
the convention in a highly commendatory speech. We would greatly 
like to have seen him in the gubernatorial chair of the "Old Dominion" ; 
but if his party should be successful it would not surprise us to learn of 
his selection to the still higher office of United States Senator from that 


State. He is a warm-hearted man, unselfish and believing in prtictical 
friendship^ and we will be gratified at any honors that may come to him. 
To those who have met him at the New York Graduate Association re- 
unions, at which he is quite a regular attendant, no mention need be 
made of his genial qualities. To have met him once is to desire to do so 

Frederick F. Burgin, Tufts, '78, is city editor of the New York Press and 
is making a mark in that position. While a telegram editor on the World 
he was associated with Brother E. M. Rewey, Hamilton, '73, now ex- 
<:hange editor of the New York Sun. Neither knew that the other was a 
Theta Delt until one night when business was dull they were " swapping 
stories" and past experiences, and during the conversation Rewey men- 
tioned @ ji X and the fact that they were brothers made itself known. 
We lately had the pleasure of informing Brother Burgin that William J. 
Berry, of the Press ^ is another Theta Delt, coming from Cornell in '76. 
Brother Burgin has reason for thinking it is about time the catalogue 
was issued. 

Charles C. Bums, Hobart, '65, has an office in the Washington Building, 
New York city, just under the one occupied by Charles McDonald, Presi- 
dent of the Union Bridge Co., R. P. I., *57. Brother Bums is busily en- 
gaged with his private business interests, but finds time to talk of old fra- 
ternity history with his old time friend and associate, Mortimer C. 
Addoms. Hobart, '62, President of the Young Men's Republican Club of 
New York. 

E. D. A. de Lima, '86, is busily engaged in the study of law. Although 
"Del" has taken unto himself a better half, it has not changed him in 
the estimation of his old friends and associates. He is still the earnest 
and enthusiastic Theta Delt he ever was. He and his wife reside at No. 
148 West 73d street. New York city. 

Truly, Cornell seems to have a happy faculty in keeping alive the in- 
terest of her alumni in all that the fraternity does. Some years ago, 
while we were getting out of an elevated railroad car in New York, 
some one called out, "Hold on. I'm a Theta Delt too. Awfully glad 
to see you. My name is Patchin, 35 Murray street. Come and see 
me." We determined to do so, and shortly after made a call on Frank G. 
Patchin, '84, and so began one of our most pleasant fraternity acquaint- 
ances. "Frank" is very much interested in Theta Delta Chi, and the 
love of the fraternity occupies a warm place in his heart. 

Clay W. Holmes, Lafayette, '69. Speaking of the new improvements 
in the Daily Advertiser at Elmira and giving an account of the various 
departments of the paper, the Advertiser on Saturday, Sept. 7, 1889, 
<:ontains the following: 

"The business management of the entire establishment is in the hands 
•of Clay W. Holmes, who has been installed in that position within the 


past few months. Perhaps a word or two of explanation will be appro- 
priate. As is well known to the city readers, the business manager of 
the Advertiser at the time of the great fire, and for three years preceding, 
was Gordon W. Treadwell. On the night of the fire Mr. Treadwell was 
exposed to severe cold and was exhausted by labor. His system, never 
robust, was appreciably affected, and though he took a long vacation 
during the summer, and sought the benefits of change of climate, his 
health was not completely restored. He returned to his work and con- 
tinued it until the first of January last, when he was compelled to seek a 
milder climate and went to California. During the early part of his ab- 
sence, Mr. Holmes, whose business at that period occupied but a portion 
of his time, was engaged to superintend the building of the new block 
and manage the business. In this he displayed so much ability and such 
aptitude for the printing business (with which he was already quite fa- 
miliar), that his services were secured as permanent manager. Mr. 
Holmes' success in the management, under circumstances which at the 
best were perplexing and unfavorable, is well known to the people of 
Elmira. His entire time and attention are now devoted to the Advertiser 

We need only cite Brother Holmes' management of The Shiei,d to 
convince all Theta Delts that the Daily Advertiser is particularly fortu- 
nate in securing his services. 

Dr. Daniel S. Dougherty, C. C. N. Y. '82, has built up a large and in- 
creasing practice at 355 West 42d street, New York city. " Dan " is the 
same eloquent speaker as ever, and rumor hath it that shortly his elo- 
quence will be brought into service at the altar. We wish him success in 
every way. 

We must beg Gonzalo de Quesada's pardon for our compositor's con- 
tinued mistake. His persistent efforts in mistaking a Q for an I have 
justly exasperated not only ourselves, but our worthy brother. So the 
personals will kindly be credited to Gonzalo de Quesada, C. C. N. Y. *88, 
and not to " Inesada," who seems to be a favorite of the printer. 

Major P. D. Vroom, R. P. I., '62, Insi)ector-General, U. S. A., in com- 
pany with Brigadier-General Brooke and staff, left Fort Omaha August 
1 1 fgr an official visit to Fort Robinson. It was only a short time previous 
that he returned from a three months' tour of inspection, in which he 
visited all the posts in that department. 

Commodore B. P. Lamberton, U. S. N. (Dickinson, '61), with his ship 
(Jamestown, twelve guns), arrived at Gibraltar August 10. After visiting 
Madeira he sails for Newport, R. I., arriving not later than October i. 

Alex. M. Rich, Hobart '85, is one of the most earnest workers for our 
fraternity that we ever met. His success as Secretary of the Southern 
Association involved an immense amount of labor, which was so well 
performed as to call forth the admiration and gratitude of all connected 



yrith it. A most enjoyable evening on last March 4th was a substantial 
evidence of his energy. We hope he will be prospered as he deserves. 

Dr. Vernon O. Taylor, Tufts '68, has left the Rumford Chemical Works 
at Providence, R. I., where he was chemist, and is now located at No. i 
Custom House street as special agent of the Winner Investment Company 
of Kansas City, Mo. Any brother desiring to turn his attention in this 
direction will do well to address him at his office. No. 3 Equitable Build- 

James H. Perry, U. S. N., (R. P. I., '61), is a member of the board of 
naval officers now conducting an extensive series of steam trials of the 
new cruisers constructed by the government. This is a highly important 
work, and is being attended by valuable results. All the new ships are 
to be subjected to a series of trials, the results of which will instruct offi- 
cers in charge of the respective vessels as to just what their vessels can 
be depended upon to do at sea, or when the time arrives for them to go 
into action. The board is spoken of by the press as being an exceed- 
ingly able one, and consists of Commodore J. G. Walker, president; 
Commander C. F. Goodrich, Passed-Assistant Engineer J. H. Perry and 
Naval Constructor Richard Gatewood, members. The trials are taking 
place at Newport, R. I. 

Russell Sage, Jr., R. P. I., '59, was a member of the grand jury en- 
gaged in trying the celebrated divorce case of Sheriflf Flack in New York 
city. He devotes his time to his various speculations, with a residence at 
the Windsor hotel. New York. 

James Cruikshank, L. L. D., Union '51, is principal of Grammar School 
No. 12, Brooklyn, N. Y., and resides at No. 206 South Oxford street in the 
same city. His successful work in education does not prevent him from 
taking a lively interest in Theta Delta Chi. He is particularly anxious 
that some immediate steps be taken to re-establish the old Alpha at 
Union. Such an undertaking would find an earnest supporter in him. 

Benjamin Douglass, Jr., Lafayette '71, of R. G. Dun & Co., mercan- 
tile agents, New York, passed a part of July in the Adirondacks and on 
the Long Island coast. He has recently joined a hunting and fishing 
club, which has large preserves in the former district — a locality in which 
he passes a portion of every summer. Since his return he is to be found, 
after business hours, at Orange, N. J., where at his elegant place in Lle- 
wellyn Park — that collection of costly residences — ^he gives himself up to 
the enjoyment of life. There, in a beautiful home, artistically furnished, 
surrounded by every luxury wealth can provide, accompanied by a charm- 
ing wife and two interesting children, he dispenses hospitality with a 
lavish hand. Those who are favored with his friendship have the high- 
est appreciation of him and those qualities which cause him to be so 
highly regarded. 



A recent call on Brother Thomas H, Lee, Hamilton *85, revealed the 
fact that the last number of Thb Shield contained a personal which was 
displeasing to the subject, Dr. 2^nus L. Leonard, Cornell *8o, with whom 
Brother Lee resides. Brother Leonard has been called ** 2^ne '* so long 
that the fashionable method of ** parting his name in the middle *' was 
not as acceptable as it might have been. We hope this apology will be 
accepted, and assure the doctor it will not occur again. 

Robert Payne, Union '65, is a prominent lawyer in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
with his office at 24 Court street. One of the last members of Union, he 
retains possession of the famous arm chair whose history is indissolubly 
linked with the early history of the fraternity. Brother Payne has prom 
ised the readers of The Shield a full and interesting account of the 
treasured relic. 

Charles M. Stead, Brown *6i, of New York, has returned from Europe 
and may be found at either the University or the Union League clubs, as 
}isual. His visits to the other side are so frequent it is hard to keep track 
of him. We learn he is in his usual good health and spirits, and had an 
enjoyable time abroad. 

Daniel Leech, Union '61, was recently appointed private secretary to 
the General Appraiser of the New York Custom House at 404 Washing- 
ton street, New York city. At the same place is also located Brother 
William G. Mulligan, Hamilton '85. 

There are few men in our fraternity with whom it is more interesting to 
talk than E. O. IngersoU, Union '55. Initiated shortly after the found- 
ing of the fraternity, his knowledge of the early days and members is re- 
markably interesting. Brother IngersoU was formerly Railroad Secretary 
of the Y. M. C. A., but for the last year or so has been devoting himself 
to western land investments, with an office at 202 Broadway, New York 
City. He is always glad to meet any Theta Delts, and takes an intense 
interest in all the active doings of the fraternity. 

E. C. Stone, Dartmouth '76, is editor and proprietor of the -ffrozwi^wV/^ 
Clipper ^ a weekly Republican paper at Brownsville, Pa. 

I A. Hay, Dartmouth '76, is employed in the inspector's room of the 

' Western Electric Company in Chicago. His home address is 227 South 

Clinton street, Chicago, 111. 

Benj. J. Wertheimer, Dartmouth '76, is an attorney and counsellor-at- 
law, rooms 28 and 30 Major Block, 349 La Salle street, Chicago, 111. Dur- 
ing the past year he has been engaged in building himself a new home at 
3219 Wabash avenue. As a sample of his law practice see the following: 
November 27th in the Superior Court at Chicago, the following case was 
entered: 11 9,480^ Abraham Kaufman et al. vs. Henry Sues et ai,, confes- 
sion of judgment, 116,217.70; B. J. Wertheimer, attorney. 


Col. Wm. L. Stone, Brown '57, resides at 537 Bergen Avenue, Jersey 
City, N. J., and holds the office of District Inpector of Customs, Customs 
District of New York. While so engaged, he is yet enabled to do a large 
amount of literary work, in a field where he is widely known and has 
made an extended reputation. Appleton's New Biographical Dictionary 
is largely indebted to him for its contents, containing about a hundred 
articles from his pen — among them being those of which DeWitt Clinton, 
General Burgoyne, General Gates, Sir Wm. Johnson, General Riedesel, 
Chancellor Walworth and Jane McCrea are the subjects. He is invited to 
deliver a historical address on Governor George Clinton, the father of 
DeWitt Clinton, before the Oneida Historical Society at Utica, N. Y., next 
November. He is also to deliver the historical address before the Sara- 
toga Monumental Association on the occasion of the dedication and un- 
veiling of the monument at Saratoga, N. Y., in the summer of 1S90. At 
the annual meeting of the latter association, August 16 last, he was re- 
elected secretary, serving with Hon. John H. Starin, of New York, presi- 
dent, and Hon. Warner Miller, of Herkimer, N. Y., vice-president. His 
family consists of three sons and one daughter — ^the youngest son, Frank, 
having recently married (August 19). The Colonel announces the inten- 
tion of terminating his career as a government officer with the present 
administration, and retiring to his farm near Saratoga, N. Y., to devote 
the remainder of his days to literature and agriculture exclusively. 

Thomas H. Edsall, Brown '61, formerly of the important legal firm of 
Dunnell, Edsall, Hart & Fowler, of Wall street. New York, whose health 
caused serious anxiety about four years ago, sought relief at the time by 
a visit to Colorado. The results that followed induced him to perma- 
nently abandon his large practice east and remove to Glenwood Springs 
in that State, where he has since resided. That the change has been ben- 
eficial is judged from his being actively engaged in business in that local- 
ity, a recent notice speaking of him as president of the San Miguel 
Gold Placers Co., a company owning some eight miles of rich placers on 
the San Miguel river, in Gunnison Co., Col. We are glad to know he is 
still alive and hope fortune will confer on him her choicest favors. 

Charles V. Mapes, Harvard '57, of New York, returned from Europe 
on the steamship Arizona, arriving September 3d. He reports having 
had an enjoyable trip, visiting London and Paris, but the latter place oc- 
cupying the most of his time. He is quite enthusiastic over the French 
Exposition, considering it the most remarkable spectacle of modem 
times. While in Paris he met and had a pleasant interview with Consul- 
General J. Lawrence Rathbone, R. P. I. '64. John Hay's absence in the 
north of Europe unfortunately prevented their meeting. An agreeable 
feature of his visit was the taking by his son James of the first prize (a 
gold medal) at the examination in comparative anatomy at the University 
of Edinburgh. As the son was only a first-year student: and most of his- 



competitors were second and third-year men, the result was very compli- 
mentary to his abilities. It was considered quite an international event, 
the English and American press regarding it as such, and making ex- 
tended comments thereon. We congratulate them. 

Hon. John Hay, Brown, '58, of Washington, D. C, has been passing 
the warm months in the north of Europe. Report says, he was com- 
pelled to do so by the state of his health, which is by no means satis- 
factory, and causes some anxiety to his numerous friends. We hope for 
more cheering reports, however, and at an early date. He was expected 
to arrive in New York with his family on the Teutonic, due September 11. 

F. W. Ernst, Dartmouth, '76, is principal of Dow academy at Fran- 
conia, N. H. Under his successful management the academy has steadily 
prospered. The attendance is larger than ever before, and recently two 
handsome dwellings have been erected for the occupancy of the students. 
A natural history society has been started in connection with the school, 
and is under the patronage of distinguished people in New York city 
who summer at Franconia. Brother Ernst was chosen delegate to the 
last Republican Second New Hampshire Congressional District conven- 

F. G. Gale, Dartmouth, '76, is located at Waterville, P. Q., Canada. He 
is a member of the firm of George Gale & Sons, manufacturers of Dominion 
wire mattress, Dominion conical spring mattress and dealers in English 
wrought iron and combination bedsteads. In a recent letter he says: "Ethel 
lola Gale was bom on August 26, as the Englishman says, a first-class baby 
growing finely. The past year has been one of steady advancement in 
our business. To show you the popularity of the article we make, a 
couple of bedrooms, were very elegantly fitted up for the prince and 
princess of Wales at the large Glasgow exhibition this year. Our springs 
were used, and the recently appointed governor-general of Canada, Lord 
Stanley, could not come to Canada until berths for the party were fitted 
up with our beds." 

Wm. L. Stone, Jr., Columbia, '83, who is practising law at West 
Superior, Wis., often visits Duluth, which is only a short distance away 
on the opposite side of the bay. He reports having met and been cor- 

f dially received by several of our men in the latter place, mentioning in 

particular, S. D. Allen, (Ham., '78) Charles M. Parkhurst, (Ham., '79) and 
Augustus H. Viele, (Hob., *64.) We wish he would hunt up Rev. Charles 
A. Poole, (Hob., '72) and Frederick B. Spelman, (Brown, '76) who also 

I reside there; and send us more detailed information about ail the men 

for these columns. Many of their old friends desire to hear more about 
them and their doings. 

Rev. Wm. S. Sayres, Dartmouth, '76, is located at Montevideo, Minn., 
where he is a missionary with a field of work, covering a territory 120 
miles by fifty miles wide. He is chaplain of the Masonic and Odd Fellows* 


lodges there. He is truly a reverend Pooh Bah, beiug conductor of the 
Chautauqua literary circle, member of the examination committee on 
high school and general secretary of the Church Unity society. At the 
annual council of the Minnesota diocese or the Diocesean Branch of the 
Church Unity society at St. Paul, he was elected secretary and treasurer, 
On June 24 he preached at St. Paul, being introduced by Brother Right 
Rev. Mahlon N. Gilbert, Hobart, 1870, assistant bishop of Minnesota. 
The Minneapolis Missionary and Church Record for June, i888» contains 
an article written by the bishop in which he reviews the work of Brother 
Sayres at Montevideo and Granite Palls. He says: "Sayres has proved 
to be in the best sense of the term, the right man in the right place. He 
found the church at Montevideo under an accumulated debt of 1 1,300, 
but by persistent efforts both in town and out, he has at last extinguished 
it, and the church will be consecrated in the fall. Both pastor and people 
are very happy over their success, and they have reason to be.*' 

E. K. Blanchard, Dartmouth, '76, is at Rich Hill, Mo. He is chief en- 
gineer on the Kansas City and El Dorado railroad. 

A. H. Campbell, Dartmouth '76, is principal of the State Normal School 
at Johnson, Vt. He recently received the degree of Ph. D. from the Uni- 
versity of Vermont. The News and Citizen of Morrisville, Vt., August 
23, 1888, contains some articles written by him during a trip to California 
in July and August, particularly about his visit to the Yosemite and slid- 
ing down Mt. Shasta. The St. Albans Messenger, November 29, 1888, 
says: ** Prof. A. H. Campbell gave the first of a series of three of his lec- 
tures, ' Across the Continent, ' to a full house last night. It included his 
trip from Boston to San Francisco. Mr. Campbell is a very easy and able; 

G. R. Clark, Dartmouth '76, is at 614 East Seventh street, Davenport, 
la. He is in the employ of the United States Express Company as mes- 
senger, running between Davenport and Council Blufifs. 

Mortimor C. Addoms, Hobart '62, of New York city, took advantage 
of the past summer vacation of the courts to obtain one for himself. This 
was partially made necessary by an experience early in the season, when 
he was ill and rejuvenated at the same time. This seeming paradox was 
caused by a severe attack of the juvenile malady, whooping-cough, which 
induced him to retire to I^ng Branch with his family for the month of 
July. The difficulty over, they emigrated to Saratoga, and passed Au- 
gust at that place and in the Adirondacks, returning to their home Sep- 
tember 2d. His election to the presidency of the Yoimg Men's Republi- 
can Club of New York City has caused much of his time since to be nec- 
essarily occupied with political matters; and in the present rush for office 
under the government, candidates from that vicinity find his endorse- 
ment a prerequisite to having their claims considered, or to receiving an 
appointment to any important position. This work greatly adds to the 


exacting duties imposed by his extensive legal practice, but he carries 
the load without much apparent effect on his health or usual good spirits. 

Rev. Wallace B. Lucas, D. D., Hamilton, may be congratulated by 
his classmates of '66 and his brethren in the fraternity on the recognition 
of his abilities by Hamilton's trustees at the recent Commencement. 
Brother Lucas is the Synodical Missionary of Western New York for the 
Presbyterian church, and the new title of Doctor of Divinity is one mer- 
ited by his long service and acknowledged abilities. 

Seward D. Allen, '78, and Charles M. Parkhurst, '80. It will be of 
much interest, as well as of surprise, to many to learn that this well 
known law firm of Duluth, Minn., has been dissolved. Well balanced 
with talent and Theta-Deltism, their success has been marked; for while 
yet young in the profession, they already stood at the head of the Duluth 
bar. Brother Allen has been corporation counsel of Duluth for two jxars. 
The object of their dissolution is solely a financial one; and we predict 
for them, under different ** shingles," as much prosperity and popularity 
as they have enjoyed in the same office. 

William H. Merriam, Union '52, the noted war correspondent, of whom 
so many anecdotes are related, was during his lifetime very stout and 
upon occasion could assume a very pompous bearing. He, however, en- 
joyed telling an amusing story about himself as much as if another was 
the subject. During his career as a correspondent it became necessary 
for him to enlist as a common soldier in order to get the news, as civilians 
were prohibited from going with the army during a campaign. He after- 
ward related with great relish, that when he enlisted a belt long enough 
to go clear around him could not be found in the entire army, though 
the quartermaster's department was thoroughly ransacked for the pur- 
pose. "And what do you think they did?" he asked. "Why, they 
had to get me a horse surcingle," was his chuckling reply. A friend, 
meeting him in Washington about this time, surprised at seeing him 
freely circulating about the hotels when privates were forbidden the city, 
said to him, ** Why, Bill, I thought every soldier had to be at the front. 
How is it you are in Washington? Don't you have to do duty!" 
** Well, he answered, they did want me to at first, but I finally concluded 
I wouldn*t.** In explanation he stated that an effort had been made to 
teach him the manual of arms (as was done with all recruits), but at tlie 
first drill "though I handled my gun as carefully as I could, it would 
wobble around, and someway the bayonet got stuck in the eye of the man 
behind me. Of course I was very sorry I put out Johnny's eye; but it did 
no good, and after that they concluded they didn't want me to drill any 
more." He was a privileged character in the army and did very much 
as he pleased— duty not being expected of him. His appearance in the 
ranks (if he ever made it) would have presented a picture very like that 
of the popular idea of Falstaffj dressed in uniform and carrying a mus- 
ket and knapsack — and much more amusing. 


Peter T. Marshall, Dartmouth '76, is principal of the High School at 
Hudson, N. Y. He is also president of the Columbia County Teachers' 
Association. Thit Daily Republican, Hudson, N. Y., June 29, contained 
a full and interesting account of the closing of the High School, at the 
close of which it said: ''No more pleasing and encouraging or more 
beautiful closing exercises are remembered than these of this year, under 
the efficient supervision of the present esteemed and loved principal, 
Professor Marshall/' 

George M. Stewart, Union '63, is practicing law at 108 North Fourth 
street, St. Louis, Mo. His business is extensive and fully absorbs his at- 
tention, giving, we are glad to say, a corresponding pecuniary return. He 
is married and is unchanged from what he was in undergraduate days, 
welcoming fraternity men with his old-time fervor. We understand he 
is at present absent on a short trip to California, but hope on his return 
he will favor us with detailed and frequent personal items about those of 
our men who reside in that locality, there being, we believe, some fifteen 
or more in St. Louis alone. 

Professor Charles A. Borst, Hamilton '81, has again accepted the posi- 
tion of "Fellow in Johns Hopkins' University," Baltimore, for the coming 
year. Brother Borst will still be assistant to Professor Newcomb in the 
astronomical department. We hope the brethren of the Southern Grad- 
uate Association will often see his genial face at their reunions. 

Hon. Edward O. Graves, (Hobart, '64) whose resignation of the office 
of superintendent of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing at Washing- 
ton, was recently announced, has since become president of the Second 
National bank of Seattle, W. T. His departure for the Pacific coast 
brought out many evidences of the regard in which he is held by eastern 
friends, among which was a cordial letter from ex-President Cleveland, 
commending him to the people of that locality. While we regret a change 
which deprives us of his occasional companionship, he takes with him 
our best wishes for success in h^'s new field. He will find an agreeable 
fraternity connection in George B. Markle, jr., (Laf. '78) who is in the 
same business at Portland, Ore. 

Charles Macdonald, (R. P. I., '57) president of the Union Bridge com- 
pany of New York city, is absent on a short visit to Europe, returning 
about October i. We do not know whether he is a competitor for any 
new engineering work abroad or not; but if he is, and it is a case where 
superior skill must be exerted, we bid foreign engineers beware, for he is 
certain to get it if that quality determines the issue. The results of the 
contest for the construction of the Hawksbury river bridge in Australia 
must have already satisfied them in that respect. 

Hon. Allen C. Beach, (Union, '49) who was lieutenant-governor of the 
state of New York during 1871-2, is still engaged in the practice of law at 
Watertown, N. Y., where he resides. He was one of the earliest mem- 


bera of the fraternity, and we regret he is not a more frequent visitor to 
New York city, where we could have a better opportunity for meeting 
him, as well as for obtaining d«^ired information regarding his old college 

k associates, most of whom have long since passed away. That he does 

not oilener leave his home we hope is not due to the same cause as that 
which led to an incident in his college career, occuring in this manner. 
Beach, who is a man of large frame and powerful lungs, had for a room- 
mate at Union a student who was the direct opposite in ph3rsique, he 
being small with a voice correspondingly weak. One of the customs pre- 
vailing there at the time was the holding of chapel exercises at a very 
early hour in the morning — so early in fact that lights were often neces- 
sary. The attendance of every student was expected on those occasions, 
and to insure it the roll was called, each one testifying to his presence by 
answering to his name. Sometimes, however, a student disliked rising 
so early, and would avoid the duty by absenting himself, signifying his 
presence in spirit by having another respond for him — a practice that 
for a long time passed unnoticed. When the bell sounded for chapel one 
morning, Beach, who had retired late and wanted a longer nap, concluded 
to "bolt" prayers, and sleepily asked his chum to extend the usual courtesy 

} of answering in his place. The latter cheerfully promised to do so and 

departed. In chapel, therefore, when the roll was called and the name 
of Beach reached, a thin piping voice in place of the usual deep base was 
heard in response. Dr. Nott recognizing the discrepancy in tone at once 
suspended the call, and looking over his spectacles in the direction of the 
sound called out, "Mr. Beach, stand up." Undismayed at the summons 
the diminutive chum loyally rose to his feet, whereupon the venerable 
doctor after intently regarding him a moment, raised his hands with a 
gesture of feigned surprise and slowly exclaimed, *'lVhy, Mr. Beach f 
How you have shrunk!*' Shouts of laughter followed this, and some 
time elapsed before the students could be controlled. Beach's morning 
naps, yielding to the "demand for the previous question," were there- 
after cut short; and he became noted for the alacrity with which he re- 
sponded to the college bell on all occasions. If he will come and see us 
we will not promise he shall retire early, but he shall sleep as late in the 
morning as he may choose. 

Prof. James B. Hastings, Hamilton, '84, took advantage of his recent 
relaxation from school responsibility to take to himself a helpmate, Miss 
Jessie Sherman, of Davenport, N. Y. The happy event occurred at Daven- 
port, August 7. After a rather extended tour through the north and west. 
Brother Hastings has again taken up his work in the chair of mathe- 
matics and elocution at Delaware Literary institute, Franklin, N. Y. 

^Villiam H. Corbin, Cornell, '73, though residing at 570 Broad street, 
Elizabeth, N. J., has his offices for legal business at 251 Washington street, 
Jersey City. He is a member of the firm of Collins & Corbin, of the latter 

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city, and occupies a leading position as a lawyer in the state. His large 
and lucrative practice absorbs most of his attention, but he is neverthe- 
less able to devote some time to literary work in the line of his profession. 
He is now preparing a fifth edition of his work entitled, ''The Corpora- 
tion Laws of the State of New Jersey" — a subject on which he is recog- 
nized as an authority, and consulted from far and near. In politics, while 
a strong Republican, he is a man of sterling principle, and an enemy to 
the selection of those he considers unfit for office. He will be remem- 
bered as having while a member of the New Jersey legislature two years 
ago, caused the defeat of Mr. Sewall for the United States senate. 

Daniel B. Pond, Brown, '57, of Woonsocket, R. I., has again been 
elected to the state legislature from his district. This is the sixth time he 
has been chosen for that office, and attests his continued popularity with 
the people of that locality. It seems to us our men have a pretty good 
hold in Rhode Island, for besides those occupying state offices, with 
Spooner in the house of representatives and Dixon in the senate at Wash- 
ington, there are not many more places to be had — ^unless the state should 

Lieut. Ebenezer Swift, Dickinson, '74, Fifth Cavalrj', U. S. A., is an 
aide-de-camp on the staff of Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt, commanding the 
Department of the Missouri, whose headquarters are at Fort Leavenworth, 
Ks., rather than on that of Brig. Gen. John R. Brooke, as stated in our 
last issue. 

Rev. Inman W. Willcox, »86, Andover Theological Seminary '89, is 
settled as pastor of a fine congregation at Shrewsbury, Mass., a suburb of 
the city of Worcester. We are all pleased to learn that he is meeting 
with such marked success. 

William H.^Tefft, Brown, '53, of Whitehall, N. Y., is editor of the 
Whitehall Times and Assemblyman from the Second district of Washing- 
ton county in the State Legislature. He is a friend of ex- United States 
Senator Thomas C. Piatt, and a candidate for re-nomination in his dis- 
trict. Mr. Tefft was one of those cordial spirits for which the old New- 
York Graduates charge was famous "back in the fifties," and the con- 
temporary of Brougham, O'Brien, Mark Smith, Burdge, Wilkins, Stone, 
and others — and all will join in desiring his success in everything he 

Augustus W. NicoU, Union, '59, is still to be found at the old stand, 
No. 7 Warren st., N. Y., where he meets his clients with the urbanity and 
his friends with the cordiality, for which he is celebrated. His practice is 
lucrative and increasing, being largely confined to matters pertaining to 
real estate and the settlement of estates, of which he has made something 
of a specialty, though not avoiding general law business. He is able, 
painstaking and conscientious— qualities which his clients appreciate and 
benefit^from — and is a safe adviser or counsel for those requiring such 


services. He is married and has three children — one of them having 
about reached his majority — and resides in a cozy place at Yonkers. His 
sons have fine voices and are quite noted as singers; but where music is 
concerned the old man is not behind any one, he being much in demand 
as prtmo-dasso hy many of the leading choral societies of New York. 
He is yet distinguished for the dry humor peculiar to him while at col- 
lege, and is the embodiment of good-fellowship. 

Myron E. Powers, Hamilton, *86, will soon assume the title of "Prof." 
in a school at Port Jefferson, Long Island. 

Clark H. Timerman, Hamilton, '87, was graduated at the recent com- 
mencement of the Cornell Law School with high grade. All who know 
**Tim'* bespeak for him a prosperous future. 

Franklin Burdge, Brown, '56, of New York city, returned from the trip 
to Europe announced in our last issue, by way of New Orleans. He 
thinks he is not in good health, and complains of not feeling as much 
disposed to exertion as he did when a boy. This is a very common com- 
plaint with patriarchs (as he is in the fraternity), and is often more im- 
aginary than real. We hope, in his case, however, there is no ground 
for alarm; but for fear there may be, suggest to him the use of Dr. Brown - 
Sequard's Elixir of Life, for he is so widely and warmly regarded in the 
fraternity that the members desire his perpetual existence. It is not 
generally known that he was the executor of the estate of the late Hon. 
Thomas Simons, Brown, *55, who was Assistant Attorney-General of tlie 
United States under three or four administrations — they having been dose 
friends at college and until the latter's decease. He reports that during 
his late visit to Egypt he found old Cheops' tomb still standing, with no 
immediate need for repairs; and the fraternity symbols on the side of the 
sarcophagus as fresh as when put there a thousand years ago by the 
Theta Delts of that day. The discovery of the old fellow's creed greatly 
increased our respect for him and his good qualities, and caused deep 
regret at his untimely end. We are sorry we did not receive notice of 
his death in season to attend the obsequies; but as we did not, we hasten 
to pay a tribute of respect by dropping a tear to his memory. 

Rev. N. W. Caldwell, Hamilton, '76, is pastor of a flourishing Presby- 
terian church at Westfield, N. J. He is rapidly acquiring a reputation 
and is destined to become a noted divine. We are pleased to note that 
Theta Delta Chi is well represented in the ministry. 

Rev. Lewis Halsey, Hobart, '68, pastor of the Baptist Church at Farmer 
Village, N. Y., made The Shiei,d a pleasant call a few days ago. He 
has been forced to take a vacation on account of poor health, and will 
spend a few weeks on the Pacific coast. The Shiei«d is always glad to 
welcome those who wear the badge. 

Henry G. Merriam, Brown, '59, is a merchant at Waverly, N. Y. He 
was incorrectly mentioned in the personals published in the May number 

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as having been a war correspondent of the New York Herald. He and 
Moses Lyman, of the same college and class, were present two years ago 
at the reunion of the New York Graduate Association, and are very pleas- 
antly remembered by those who then met them. 

Hon. Willis S. Paine, Rochester *68. The New York Commercial Ad- 
vertiser of October 4 pays a very high compliment, and we regret that we 
cannot reproduce it in full owing to crowded columns. A feeling of re- 
gret is strongly expressed by New York bankers on his retirement from 
the position of State Bank Superintendent, to which he was appointed by 
Governor Cleveland in 1883. His public services are well known outside 
the state. He has been highly honored in his selection for the presidency 
of the State Trust Company, which he has accepted. Thk Shield pre- 
dicts that he will continue to cover himself with glory. We are proud to 
claim him as a Theta Delt. 

O. H. Bridgman, M. D., Dartmouth '76, is practicing medicine in part- 
nership with Dr. J. S. Crane at 288 North Broad street, Elizabeth, N. J. 
In a recent letter he says, " I am working hard at my profession and mak- 
ing all the money I can." 

Rev. C. S. Sargent, Dartmouth '76, is pastor of the Congregational 
church at Adams, Mass. The Adams Freeman^ June 2d, contained a 
notice of his annual sermon, by which it is seen that forty-seven were 
added to the church during the past year. The Sabbath School has be- 
tween 500 and 600 members, while the total membership of the church is 
421. The church voted Brother Sargent a three months* absence and fur- 
nished a supply for his pulpit during his vacation and paid his expenses 
for his trip, showing pretty conclusively the regard in which he is held by 
his people. He sailed for Europe in the " City of Rome.** 

Israel P. Pardee, Lafayette '74, bachelor, of Stanhope, N. J., departed 
this life February 28, 1889, at Buffalo, N. Y. His remains were afterward 
transferred to Stanhope; but — 

Not a drum was heard, nor a funeral note, 

As he under the portals was hurried; 
Not a Theta Delt fired a farewell shot 

At the place where our " Izzy " is buried. 

Upon the mausoleum that encloses his earthly form will soon be placed 
the following — 


Here rests his frame within this house on earth, 

A man to fortune and to fame well known; 
His fraternity gloried in his genial worth, 

But matrimony claimed him for her own. 

Rajuiescat in pace, 

Charles Mathews, B. L. S., '50, of 15 Broad street, New York, is in ap- 
pearance one of the best preserved of our older graduates, being large 
and robust in physique, with a fresh and healthy complexion. His home 




is at Plainfield, N. J., wHere he has a handsome place, with all the sur- 
roundings which contribute to the enjo3mient of life. He is quite a home 
man, and says for years he has passed hardly a night away from it. He 
occupies his time attending to the duties of president of the Trinidad 
' Asphalt Company — a company which has its mines in the island of Trin- 

idad, West Indies, and supplies about all of that article used in this coun> 
try. *• It is an ill wind that blows nobody good,'* and we are glad to re- 
cord that the wretched pavements in some parts of New York are likely 
to prove to his benefit. The growing favor of asphalt pavements in that 
city is likely to lead to their general adoption and an enormous demand 
for the product of his mines, with a gratifying result to his fortunes. He 
has our congratulations in advance. 

Sherman W. Brown, Hamilton '87, has been studying theology at An- 
dover since his graduation from college. His summer vacation was spent 
in Halle, Germany, where he was pursuing some special courses of study 
in the University of Halle. After the completion of his theological 
course he intends to return to Germany and to take a post-graduate 
course of study for two years. 

Rev. Henry C. McCook, W. & J., '59, is pastor of a large Presbyterian 
congregation, whose elegant church edifice is situated at 37th and Chest- 
nut streets, in Philadelphia, Pa. He is very popular with that denomina- 
tion, and occupies an enviable position in church circles in the Quaker 

J. Herbert Winans, Columbia '89, has gone to Michigan University to 
take a special course. The boys gave him a good send off on the night 
of September 26 before he left. We hope he will not forget his first love. 
The fraternity should be represented in Michigan University, and perhaps 
Brother Winans can plant a seed which will do him honor hereafter. 

W. Nelson Stem, Lafayette, '67, was made to appear as Stein in last 
number. The publisher was sick and the proof reader is excusable. 
This was the occasion of nimierous other errors, for all of which we eat 
humble pie. Brother Stem will comprehend — as it was a proverbial fact 
during our college life that no one could read Holmes' writing after it got 

H. DcW. Brookins, Rochester, '80, of New York city, is business man- . 
ager of the Christian Inquirer , a new Baptist weekly. His offices are 
located at 86 Temple Court. The Shibi«d wishes the Inquirer much suc- 
cess. We are Baptist ourselves and greet you with a double tie. 

Elmer H. Capen, Tufts, '60, president of Tufts college. College Hill, 
Mass., is largely talked of for nomination for governor by the Republican 
party of that state. The principal candidates are ex-Congressman Crapo 
and Lieutenant-Governor Brackett, and it is expected one of the two will 
be chosen, unless a dead-lock occurs in the convention. In such a con- 


tingency the selection of a third person will probably be made; and 
though he is understood to be taking no part in the matter, circum- 
stances strongly point to his being put forward as the successor of Gov- 
ernor Ames, the present occupant of the executive chair. We know no 
politics where our men are concerned, other than the promotion of good 
fellowship and the advancement of their interests, and upon that platform 
we take a hearty interest in the campaign in that state. It would afford 
us and the fraternity great pleasure to see him in that position, and he 
would worthily fill the office that has been occupied by such a long line 
of distinguished men. If he should not be selected for the position now, 
we look to his being chosen to that or some other of equal prominence in 
the future, for his abilities are too great for the people of his state to be 
willing to let them go unutilized in the public interest. 

Col. Rodney Smith, U. V. M., '54, Assistant Pa3rmaster-General U. S. A., 
now stationed at New York as Chief Paymaster of the Division of the 
Atlantic, is a native of the town of Orwell, Vermont. Immediately upon 
graduation he removed to Kentucky, and before the outbreak of the war 
was studying law with a view to admission to the bar of that State. When 
the troubles began he became a member of the "Home Guards'* on the 
Union side and took part in the campaign in south-eastern Kentucky, 
which ended in the battle of Mill Springs and killing of Gen. Zollicoffer. 
In October, 1861, he was appointed clerk in the Pay Department, serving 
first with his brother, Major William Smith, and later with Major Fell, 
making nearly all the disbursements of the latter Pa3rmaster. On Major 
Fell's resignation in December, 1863, he received the unsolicited appoint- 
ment as Paymaster in the regular army from Mr. Lincoln. Since that 
time he has been in almost constant service, his entire absence from duty 
not exceeding six months in twenty-five years. During all this time, ex- 
cept a year in the South and the last year in the East, he has been sta- 
tioned west of the Mississippi, at various points in the Territories and on 
the Pacific coast. His duties have been exacting and severe, at some 
posts requiring bi-monthly journeys by wagon of from 1,200 to 2,000 
miles, in an uninhabited country, infested by hostile Indians and road 
agents, sometimes forcing him to fight to protect the money in his care. 
For constant and hard service, unending travel and hardship, no 
Paymaster can show a superior and but few an equal record. He is 
highly esteemed in the army for his efficiency and personal qualities. He 
is next in rank to the Paymaster-General, and as the latter will be retired 
in February next, he by right of seniority should be promoted to that 
office. As, however, promotions above the rank of Colonel are by law 
subject to the will of the President, who can select any officer in the de- 
partment for the chief place, it is uncertain if he gets the place. We 
hope, however, to be able hereafter to chronicle his appointment to the 
place to which his long and faithful service clearly entitles him. 

in WSltmonixm. 


WSiiXlimn i^jetitng #ct;»nton^ 

CLASS OF '62, R. P. I. 


Whereas^ It has pleased the All-wise Father to remove 
from earth our late beloved brother, William Henry 
ScRANTON, of the Class of '62, and 

Whereasy The genial and warm hearted fellowship 
which characterized him in all his relations with the Fra- 
ternity, causes it to be eminently fitting that we should 
pay our best tribute of respect to his memory ; therefore 

Resolved^ That while humbly submitting to the decree 
of Almighty God, we deeply regret that in his wisdom it 
has seemed necessary to remove our brother from us ; 

Resolved^ That in the death of William Hknrv Scranton, 
this Charge has lost one of its most valued members, and 
the Fraternity at large one of the most loyal men who 
have ever honored her by their membership. 

Resolved^ That printed copies of these resolutions be 
forwarded to the relatives of our deceased brother, to 
each Charge, to the Grand Lodge, and the Thrta Delta 
Cm Shield for publication. 

For the Charge, 

W. M. Miller, 91, 

J. C. Hallock, '91, 

L. M. Cox, '92, 

Delta Hall, Troy, N. Y., Sept. 25, 1889. 


Since the last issue of the Shield there has occurred a sad 
tragedy involving the happiness of one of our most prominent 
and loyal brothers. On July 8, Major John Page Wingfield, 
M. A., N. G. Cal., vice-president of St. Augustine college, pro- 
fessor of Greek and English, and commandant of the Corps of 
Cadets, was shot in the public street at Benicia, Cal., by the 
father of a student who had failed utterly in mathematics. On 
July 9 he died in the arms of his father, the Rt. Rev. J. H. D. 
Wingfield, bishop of northern California, and president of St. 
Augustine college. Bishop Wingfield, who has always been 
} an active member of our fi-atemity , was graduated fi-om William 

and Mary in 1853. At the time of the shooting he was away 
fix)m home, but being telegraphed for returned in time to be 
present at the death-bed of his son. We all sympathize with 
our brother in his loss, and extend to him our heartfelt sym- 
pathy for him in his bereavement. 

Some weeks ago the Sigma Nu fraternity celebrated its 
coming of age by the publication of a general fraternity cata- 
logue. How well could we take unto ourselves the biblical 
exhortation * *Go thou and do likewise. * ' Nothing can be more 
important to the successful working of a fi-atemity than a full 
and complete record of its members with their residence and 
occupation up to date. Without this the greater number of 
alumni become separated from the acquaintance of the younger 
members, and any steps for an awakening of their interest fail 
because of insufficient information. The last catalogue issued 
by Theta Delta Chi bears the date 1876, and even at that time 
it contained many errors. To-day it is useless. Lately, how- 
ever, we have been contenting ourselves with the glittering 
promise of a catalogue in the dim and mystic future. The com- 
mittee has done all it can, and that all has not yet taken shape. 


There is no use of waiting one month longer before something 
is gotten ready for publication. The committee must have the 
financial support necessary to issue an edition immediately, 
however faulty it may be. Is it fair, is it just to ask a man to 
give the earnest faithful work Brother Davis is giving, and in 
addition place upon his shoulders the financial obligations in- 
volved in its publication? If this convention does not formu- 
late some plan whereby the catalogue may be published, then 
the idea may as well be given up at once. It will be impos- 
sible to publish a perfect catalogue until some foundation has 
been given for correction. This can be easily done by the pub- 
lication now of the data at hand, to this can be added from 
time to time such corrections as are necessary, and at some 
future time a complete and satisfactory catalogue can be ob- 
tained. In 1897 the fiftieth anniversary of our fratemit>' oc- 
curs, and no better celebration of it will be possible than the 
issuing of a catalogue of which we may well be proud. There 
is a glowing need; let us see to it at once that this is fiilfilled. 

' 'There is nothing that indicates so clearly to the initiated 
the relative standing of chapters in college as the annuals pub- 
lished by the fraternities at the various educational institutions 
throughout the country. To the fi"atemity editor, whose in- 
terest extends to each chapter individually, they are especialh- 
valuable, since they enable him to better inform himself about 
the life of the chapter and to edit the chapter correspondence 
more intelligently." This is what we have for some time been 
trying to impress on the minds of our Charge Editors. And 
the result? Several earnest strong appeals have been made, 
and we have received just one annual, the Liber from Brown. 
This is to say the least encouraging. 

"Would it not be a good plan to extend a cordial invitation 
to all under-graduates, and graduates of the fi^temity to con- 
tribute to its pages ? It seems to me that such an invitation 
would stimulate many who are thirsting for literar>- fame, to 
contribute.*' — Letter to Siiimj> /ram Bowdoin, 



The Shiei^d is always open to our members for an expression 
of their views or plans whatever they may be upon the subject 
of our fraternity. The true object of such a magazine is, we 
believe, to present a channel by which subjects touching the 
fraternity welfare may reach the attention and thought of our 
various brethren. We cannot spare the space to any purely 
literary matter for we need it all for our fraternity news. The 
editor finds it hard indeed sometimes to find material enough 
to complete the issue, but we believe that extra work devoted 
in this direction is far more profitable than filling our pages 
with matter of no fi-atemity interest whatever. 

All news items, personals relating to the fraternity or its 
members will always be gratefully received by us. 

Still another addition to our war record. We take pleasure 
in quoting the following extract from a letter of ** Fighting 
Tom'' (Admiral) Stevens, U. S. N.: 

"JUI,Y I, 1889. 

" I have known Mr. Daniel Leech intimately for nearly a quarter of a 
century, and for sixteen months he was pa3rmaster of the Monitor *' Pa- 
tapsco,** which vessel I had the honor to command. In the daily en- 
gagements with the rebel defences of the city, Mr. Leech rendered faith- 
ful, devoted and signal service. He is brave, energetic, and a patriot of 
the best type, always ready to do his duty and do it well. I am under 
obligations to him for the untiring and devoted support he always gave 


Brother John B. Carpenter, R. P. I. '59, was associated with 
Brother Leech as chief engineer on board the United States 
Monitor ** Patapsco." 

" Our brotherhood was the first to publish a magazine or journal de- 
voted to its interest, of the Greek-letter fraternities; the first to adopt em- 
blematic colors." — Editorial in Theta Delta Chi Shiki«d. 

" We question the accuracy of both of these statements, and ask for 
particulars." — Editorial in Delta Upsilon Quarterly , August, 1889. 


We shall be very glad indeed to resolve our friend's doubts 
into unquestioning certainty, and to substantiate the truth of 
our editorial statement. First, then, as regards our being the 
first to publish * * a magazine or journal devoted to our interest. * ' 

Before the year 1870 many of the fraternities issued publica- 
tions — ^none of them, however, oftener than annually. These 
were little more than convention reports, and as such do not 
come under the head of journals. Before this, however, in 
1869, Colonel William Stone, the historian, a member of Theta 
Delta Chi from Brown University in 1857, together with one or 
two other members of the fraternity in New York city, joined 
in the publication of a journal designated as The Shiei^d and 
** devoted to the interests of Theta Delta Chi,*' as the title 
page declared, and not to the interests of all the fraternities, as 
Mr. Baird states in his book on American College Fraternities. 
The mistake arose from the fact that Colonel Stone was one of 
the publishers of the College Review in 1869 and 1870. The 
Shield was originally intended to be devoted entirely to the 
interest of Theta Delta Chi, as the present Shiei^d is, and as 
such was the first strictly fraternity journal published. The 
next to follow it was the Beta Theta Pi, in 1872. So The 
Shield can claim three years* precedence in the date of publi- 
cation over the other fraternity journals. We hope at some 
near time to present the readers of The Shield with a fac- 
simile copy of the old Shield, believing that it will be of 
great interest indeed to them. 

And now for the colors. ** We were the first to adopt em- 
blematic colors.** In support of this statement we quote from 
the New York Evening Telegram of February 19, 1870. 

** The mysterious blue ensign of the Theta Delta Chi which 
floated from the Astor House flag-staff yesterday, caused a 
group of old tars a good deal of annoyance. They could not 
tell what it meant. * There*s an eight, an* a triangle, an* a 
X,* said one; *I don*t know what them things stands for.* 
The tars walked away shaking their heads ponderingly and 


In further explanation all we need say is that during the 
session of the twenty-third annual convention in 1870, a fra- 
ternity flag was floated over the Astor House. The flag had a 
blue ground containing the letters 2:/ X in black bordered 
with white. These were, and are still the fraternity colors, 
and this is the first instance on record of a display of colors by 
any fraternity. The colors, however, had been in use for over 
ten years previous to this time. The flag display was repeated 
at the last convention, when over the Fifth Avenue Hotel in 
New York City floated a large flag again embodying the em- 
blematic colors of black, white and blue. 

The history of the foundation, and subsequent career of the 
founders of the various charges of the fraternity, whether 

^ active or extinct, to be published in consecutive numbers of 

The Shibi^d, would make very valuable matter for future ref- 
erence, and be of great interest to the younger members of the 
fraternity, beside afibrding very enjoyable reading for the old 
graduates. Would the readers of The Shiei^d like to have 
such articles published ? If so, we will make the effort to pub- 
lish the history of at least one charge in each issue, providing 
any one can be found who can compile it. We await the opin- 
ion of the brothers. In this number a history of Nu charge 
has been kindly frimished by Brother Coville, and gives an 
idea of the work. The idea was conceived and this article 
written before Bro. Coville* s communication was received, and 
is suggested by the desire of the publisher to see such record 

> in print and on file. 

A catalogue of the members of the fraternity, with brief de- 
scriptions of the positions held by the graduate members, is the 
most valuable book of reference the fraternity can have. It 
should be issued at regular intervals and mailed to the address 
of every graduate and active member. The writer has not 

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seen a catalogue since 1867, although he is informed that one 
was published in 1875. The catalogue referred to was an ele- 
gant volume published by the Herculean eflforts of Brother 
William I^. Stone. The charges should take action on this 
matter and instruct their delegates to bring it up at the conven- 
tion. The Shiei^d suggests that a small pocket directory, con- 
taining the names of our members residing in prominent cities, 
would be extremely desirable. Such a volume would not be 
expensive and should be issued every year. 

ffrerterRit^ gossip. 

Alpha Phi has established a chapter at Cornell University. 

William R. Baird is preparing another edition of his ' * Amer- 
ican College Fraternities.*' 

Proceedings are under way to change the name of Hamilton 
College to Colgate University. 

The death of Samuel B. Wilson leaves James Elliott the only 
living founder of Phi Gamma Delta. 

The University Courier, published at the Kansas State Uni- 
versity, is an organ of Phi Gamma Delta. 

William Walter Phelps, recently appointed Minister to Ger- 
many, is a graduate of Yale and a member of Psi Upsilon. 

The University of Virginia is the stronghold of the fraterni- 
ties, being the home of chapters of twenty -one fraternities. 

At Colby University two Freshmen were expelled and two 
Seniors suspended for participation in a hazing affair in which 
some of the young ladies of the University were sufferers. 

We wonder how much longer Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa 
Bpsilon will continue to give countenance to the organizations 
bearing their names in Harvard and Yale. — Editorial in D, U, 

** Dickinson, in spite of few students, supports six fraternities, 
X (P, 6; -^^ X, 8; ^ K W, 14; (P J 0, 16; B^ i7, 9; and 
© J X, 10. X ^ loses four men this year and there is small 


chance of the chapter surviving. -2" X initiates **preps," and 
^ J & is as mixed as usual. ' * — Letter in Theta Delta Chi Shield, 
[Dickinson has 95 students in good standing. Chi Phi has 
one senior, two juniors and three freshmen in college. — Chi 
Phi Quarterly^ 

Nathan F. Dixon, the new United States Senator from Rhode 
Island, is a graduate of Brown, '69, and a member of Theta 
Delta Chi. — Delta Upsilan Quarterly. 

Within the past year the fraternities of Phi Kappa Sigma 
and Phi Delta Phi have established chapters at Cornell; also 
recently a chapter of the Alpha Phi Sorority was established 
at Sage College, making in all fifteen fraternities at the Uni- 
versity, besides the four ladies' societies. 

The German letter fraternity, U. Y. B., at Wisconsin Uni- 
versity, has determined to take a stand against the increased 
tendency to expense in college affairs. Instead of the costly 
pins which most of the fraternities sport, they have adopted a 
simple brass pin worth five cents. — Colby Echo, 

An enthusiastic society **rusher** recently accosted an '87 
alumnus at Northampton and innocently inquired if he was 
going to Amherst to take his examinations, and stated that 
although it was not ''campaign rules" to meet the freshmen 
outside of Amherst, yet he wanted to be ready for him when 
he did arrive at Amherst. A few explanations followed and 
the ''society man*' retired. — Amherst Student, 

Quite a sensation has been created in fraternity circles here 
during the past term by the fact that four out of the eight fra- 
ternities at the University have initiated men from town, some 
of whom have not the slightest intention of entering college 
for several years at least. These fraternities are Kappa Alpha, 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Gamma Delta and Alpha Tau 
Omega. — University of Georgia letter to Chi Phi Quarterly, 


''The successful papers of the land are those which are 
blessed with good business management." — New York Press, 
The Greek-letter press has always suffered from the lack of 
adequate business management, and this fact has never been 
more painfully apparent than at present. The fraternity maga- 
zine has passed beyond the period when it can be successfrdly 
handled by a devoted member in time taken from his regular 
duties. To possess a pleasing appearance, contain fresh, in- 
teresting matter, and be issued promptly, it requires as careful, 
experienced supervision as a monthly magazine or a daily 
newspaper. When fraternities can secure such attention for 
their journals there will be little complaint about cost, delay 
and lack of interest. — Editorial in Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 

The first number of the fifth volume of the Shibi«d has 
made its appearance. It sustains the promise of earlier num- 
bers and creditably represents Theta Delta Chi. The Shibi^d 
wisely makes no pretensions to rivalry with the Reviews and 
apparently is published for the same purpose as the Quarterly; 
namely, to foster the fraternity feeling and to furnish fraternity 
members with all the information attainable concerning their 
own and other Greek-letter societies. — Chi Phi Quarterly. 

Though Chauncey M. Depew's name was on the toast list at 
the Psi Upsilon convention held in Rochester in May, he did 
not appear. This incident calls to mind Mr. Depew's explan- 
atory opening remarks at the Psi Upsilon convention in New 
York in 1886, when he electrified his hearers by giving them 
to understand that his name had been placed on the programme 
without his permission, and that he appeared only to save the 
committee from disgrace. — Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

With the growth of co-education there has sprung up a sys- 
tem of Soroses similar to the fraternities of the boys. The 
oldest sorority is Pi Beta Phi, founded at Monmouth College, 
111., in 1867. The others are Kappa Alpha Theta, De Pamo, 
1870; Kappa Kappa Gamma, Monmouth, 1870; Delta Gamma, 


University of Mississippi, 1872; Alpha Phi and Gamma Phi 
Beta, Syracuse, 1872 and 1874. — Chicago Weekly Times, 

The general council of Phi Delta Theta is soliciting sub- 
scriptions for a fiind to buy a fraternity pin for President 

U. S. Justice Field upon whom Judge Terry made an attack 
recently is a member of Delta Upsilon. He was graduated 
from Williams College in 1837. 

During the two years from December, 1886, to December, 
1888, Alpha Tau Omega increased her number of chapters by 
eleven, six in the North and five in the South. 

Chi Phi meets Theta Delta Chi at eight colleges: Cornell, 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Brown, Dickinson, Lafayette, 
Yale, Amherst and Lehigh. — Chi Phi Quarterly, 

The Cornell chapter of Delta Upsilon is about to build a 
chapter house on the University campus. This chapter is in 
a flourishing condition and includes among its alumni several 
of Comeirs prominent graduates. 

At the University of Pennsylvania a chapter of Psi Upsilon 
has been established. Psi Upsilon, Phi Kappa Sigma, Zeta 
Psi and Delta Phi have been given land by the University and 
with the aid of their alumni they expect to build houses 

Visits to several chapters have disclosed the fact that in some 
quarters the Lodge room is held to be of secondary import- 
ance. It has been observed that members of such chapters 
are not so regular in the performance of their fraternity duties, 
nor so enthusiastic fraternity men as others who expend much 
time and labor in the care of their lodge rooms. The lodge 
room should be a place sacred to the fraternity. It should be 


the grand rallying place for the active members and alumni of 
the chapter. Too much labor cannot be put upon it, for alumni 
like to return to it. When commencement time brings them 
to its door, they like to cross its threshold, feeling that on 
every side are reminders of their own college days. In well 
regulated chapters a brother seldom closes his college life with- 
out contributing in some way to the lodge room. It may be a 
trifling ornament, a picture, or an article of fiimiture, but 
whatever it is, when he returns in after days, his interest is all 
the stronger when he is ushered into a clean, well-kept lodge 
room and sees his own trifling gift surrounded by those of 
later generations. Then too, the effect of a handsome lodge 
room on the active members themselves is marvelous in the en- 
thusiasm it creates. Depend upon it the lodge room is too im- 
portant a factor in the fraternity life to be neglected. — Chi Phi 

Within the last few weeks we have seen a fine example of 
brotherly love on the part of the Alpha Delta Phis, who gave 
up their house to an unfortunate brother who was taken sick 
with small-pox. The boys were quarantined for a time, while 
many methods of fumigation were employed. To cap the cli- 
max, one night just at the critical point in the sick man's ca- 
reer, the house took fire and the firemen reftised to enter it. 
Thanks to the Psi U's, however, their house was opened to the 
the patient, and the fire put out. The next day forty more 
fraternity men were quarantined. — University of Michigan letter 
in Delta Gamma Anchora, 

In Sigma Chi over one-third of the chapters initiate sub- 
freshmen. For the year just ended they report 28 in fourteen 
chapters and a total membership of 427 in thirty-seven. 

The Trinity term of Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y., opened 


on September 17, the number of applicants being the largest 
for many years. On Thursday evening last a reception was 
given by President Potter to Prof. I^athrop, a graduate of 
Harvard, and recently called to the chair of English at Hobart. 

The Springfield Republican of June 9th, gives description 
and plans of the new Alpha Delta Phi house to be built at Am- 
herst, Mass. The cost is estimated at $40,000. 

Speaking editorially of the next convention the Scroll of Phi 
Delta Theta says: * *The question of finances comes to the front. 
Since the last convention, payments of all kinds of taxes have 
been very much neglected and very tardy when paid at all. 
One thing may as well be understood. All accounts must be 
squared up at the convention. The provision will be strictly ad- 
hered to, and no delegate whose chapter is at all in arrears will 
be admitted to the convention hall until he can present a re- 
ceipt in full for everything. Because a chapter is in arrears 
that is not excuse for the absence of its representatives. A 
chapter both in arrears and unrepresented will be summarily 
dealt with.'' 

Our standing in college has constantly risen. WhDe we are 
conscious that our influence in college is yet small, on account 
of our youth, we are confident that the principles of Phi Delta 
Theta are bound to make it at last the foremost fraternity in a 
college which is the greatest stronghold of the Eastern organi- 
zations. Psi Upsilon is the most influential fiatemity at Am- 
herst, and we are proud to number her amongst our friends. 
The kindness of its members has been very grateful. Alpha 
Delta Phi comes next, with its aristocratic blue blooded broth- 
erhood. Chi Psi and Delta Kappa Epsilon have a high rank. 


Delta Upsilon, Beta Theta Pi and Theta Delta Chi are pretty 
generally acknowledged by the Greek world here to yield to us 
in standing, though they are chapters of some years' duration. 
Chi Phi, we hope, will be the next to fall behind in reputation, 
as we believe she already has in the real merit of her men. — 
Amherst Correspondent of Phi Delta Theta Scroll. 

[We are sorry to note that the wonderful advancement 
achieved by Phi Delta Theta, according to the version of its 
scribe, has forced him to overlook the common courtesy due 
from one gentleman to another. To openly wish another man 
or set of men may lose their good reputation seems to us to be 
the very extreme of bad taste. — Ed.] 

At the convention of Phi Beta Kappa held in Saratoga last 
September a committee was appointed to prepare a monumental 
work to consist of monographs on* the progress of each of the 
special branches of literature and science in America since the 
discovery. This is to be completed for 1892. The committee 
will offer, if the necessary fund can be raised, two prizes of 
three thousand dollars each for the best general essays on 
American progress in science and literature respectively, such 
essays to embrace a philosophical discussion of development in 
the past and outlook for the future. The committee consists of 
Bishop Potter, of New York, President Adams, of Cornell, 
President Gilman, of Johns Hopkins, President Elliott of Har- 
vard, President Dwight, of Yale, President Angell, of the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, and President Northrup, of the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota. 

All fraternities are interested in badges. While considerable 
rivalry may exist between different societies in regard to the 
degance of their badges the business part of the question ends 
there, and there can be no objection to having badges made by 
any particular house because some other fraternity has its 
badges made at the same place. You pay for what you get 


and the price determines the beauty. It was the pleasure of 
the publisher of the Shiei^d to examine a large collection of 
badges last week made by Mr. J. F. Newman, No. 19 John St., 
New York. He is frank to state that a handsomer array of 
jewelry never met his gaze. All the leading fraternity badges 
were there. The evidence of skilled workmanship was ap- 
parent, and the prices were simply surprising in their cheap- 
ness as compared with amounts paid for similar badges years 
ago. We speak from personal experience when we say that 
you can obtain from him as handsome a Theta Delt badge as 
can be procured anywhere in the land. 

Yale is now the Mecca for every fraternity not having a chap- 
ter there. 

It requires to edit a newspaper successfrilly the brains of a 
philosopher, the skill, the vigilance and the boldness of a great 
general; a man ought to be a statesman, an essayist, a geog- 
rapher, a statistican, and an encyclopedia. — Talmage in Min- 
neapolis JoumaL 

If the genial Doctor had in mind a fraternity magazine when 
he made these remarks, he should have added, possessing the 
patience of Job and a good sized bank account. — Delta Upsilon 

(pTAT S^efietF^geg. 

[All Pratemity magazines are requested to exchange with Thb Shibi«d. 
One copy should be sent to Mr. Clay W. Holmes, " Daily Advertiser/' 
Blmira, N. Y., and two copies to F. L. Jones, 319 E. 57th St., New York 
city. In return three copies of Thb Shield will be sent.wherever direct- 
ed.— Ed.] 

The catalogue of Sigma Nu celebrates the twenty-first anni- 
versary of the firatemity's birth. In appearance it is neat, and 
in every way reflects credit on its compiler, Mr. Grant W. Har- 
rington, who is also the editor of the Delta, the firatemity organ. 
^ On a black cover in gold appears, Catalogue Sigma Nu Fra- 

ternity, 1869-1889, and underneath is a fac-simile of the -5*. N. 

Each chapter roll is prefaced by a short history of the 
chapter, but the personal accounts of the members are in many 
instances simply a record of name and address. No collegiate 
degrees are given. An excellent feature, however, is a resi- 
dence directory of the members. The editor contributes a 
sketch of the fraternity, covering the period of its existence. 
On the whole the book is a good one and of great service to the 
fraternity. And, by the way, when are we to have one ? 

The March Arrow of Pi Beta Phi contained a quantity of 
frratemity songs some of which I quote from here so that you 
may see what our sisters sing. Two are devoted to the inner 
woman, witness : 

Air— "Jttst Before the BatUe, Mother." 

Just before the grub, dear sisters, 

I am thinking now of you, 
While upon the floor we're sitting 

With the good things all in view; 


Sisteis fair around me crowding, 
Pilled with thoughts of Beta Phi, 

Por well they know that on the morrow 
All the good things here will fly. 


Parewell, cookies, you may never 
Grace the Pi Phi board again, 

Por the mouths of many sisters 
Open wide to take you in. 



Air—" My Bonnie." 


The cloth is now spread on the carpet, 

Come gather around it, Pi Phis, 
And throw down your good things upon it. 

And a cooky now pass, if you please. 
Cookies, cookies, the cookies now pass, if you please, oh, please! 
Cookies, cookies, the cookies now pass, if you please. 

Milder indeed than a drinking song. But these are not a 
real index of our sisters* feelings. Could we find aught but 
praise for this ? 

Air—" Old Musician and His Harp." 

Sisters, may we always stand 
Heart to heart and hand in hand; 
Let us stand here side by side. 
Gliding o*er life's stormy tide. 
When our heads with age bow low, 
And our steps are growing slow. 
When we cease afar to roam, 
May we meet in heaven, our home. 

Let the Arrow shine to-night. 
And the golden chain so bright, 
Dear to us as 'twas of yore. 
To the loved ones gone before. 

Or this ? 

Air—" Maid of Athens." 

Pi Beta Phi, so true and fair. 

We would to thee our love declare ; 


Where'er we roam, where'er we be, 
Come sweet remembrances of thee. 
If ever life seem cold and drear, 
When time shall claim our youth so dear, 
May every truest sister see 
An everlasting youth in thee. 

While happy college da3rs are here, 
May every sister gain new cheer. 
As we, devoted, each and all. 
Assemble in our Chapter hall. 
Pi Beta Phi, we will endow 
Thee with our noblest efforts now. 
By striving for the weal and good 
Of our own cherished sisterhood. 

The exchange editor of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Key re- 
marks : 

We fall to speculating on these many-colored and grotesque exchanges 
that are piled in a disorder that is quite imstudied on our desk. They 
rei>resent so many interests, into each is put so much time and thought 
and fraternal affection, they are full of so many crudities, absurdities and, 
worse than all, intentional unkindnesses, that to a philosophical mind 
(which for the present ours is), they present a rather interesting problem. 

Does this motley crowd represent a common purpose ? Is it possible 
that beneath these heart-burnings and envyings, petty jealousies and 
vain glory, there is the common aim of making men purer and society 
truer ? Will there come a time when just as denominational lines have 
been and are daily being softened and even obliterated in the cause of 
Christ, so these barriers and barbed-wire fences will be removed and we 
may venture to cut across comers on one another's territory without ex- 
periencing a dog, or a cry of '* trespass? " 

We do assuredly believe it, and shortly afterward the millennium will 

Our faults are ours, but not ours to make more pronounced. If it is 
annoying to be on the losing side, if we are convinced that our fraternity 
is the only one in which youth can be trained and old age rejoice, if we 
are ever so sure that around us revolve sun, moon and all the planets — 
and we have not the strength to keep from brooding over these facts, let 
us at least assume a virtue that we do not possess, and keep thoughts of 
such sort out of the journal that to friends and neighbors stands as an in- 
dex to character and attainments. 


The support which is so freely ofifered the editors of the Greek-letter 
magazines by their grateful constituents is spelled with nine letters — 
c-r-i-t-i-c-i-s-m. — Delta Upsilon Quarter lv» 


Intangible, and yet with powerful hands, 

As on a weaver's frame uniting threads 

And forming cloth which beauty sheds, — 
From what before were useless, worthless strands, 

So, Mighty Weaver, thou of wondrous skill, 
Doth take our old, discordant weaknesses, 
And change them into more of loveliness. 

And strength and power and character instill ! 

Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly. 

The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi had an article which should 

appeal to every graduate member not only of that fraternity 

but of our own. I am sorry it is too long to quote entire, but 

I will give you the best of it, in the hope that one and all we 

may take a lesson from it to make us stronger and truer Theta 


" Boys, are the lights all out?" What Phi Psi has not heard the fa- 
miliar call, after chapter meeting, when the boys were filing out of the 
chapter hall ? Don't you remember the old chapter meeting nights ? 
Studies hurried over in the afternoon, a quick supper, out through the 
swinging gate, a whistle call to a brother Phi Psi as you pass his board- 
ing place, on down the board walks of the old college town, facing the 
gathering twilight's gloaming as it hangs on the golden threads of the 
yet setting sun. On down the old town streets overlapped by thick 
hanging branches, beneath which some had passed before you, others are 
passing now, and on a same errand. Now stop at the postoffice. Had 
been there at noon, perhaps, but now go in again with that imdefinable 
expectation of getting something from somewhere. Then up to the 
comer, and a look across the square to see if the boys had lighted up yet. 
Chapter meeting is over. Out into the narrow passage way, down the 
dim stairway, go the boys. Some thoughtful brother pauses, and above 
the tramp on the stairway, through the darkness of the night, rings out 
the call, "Boys, are the lights all out?" Some cheery voice answers 
back, as the key clicks in the latch, "Yes, everything is all right." 


Brother aliminus, what are you doing for your chapter ? Have they 
any token from you in the old hall ? Have you been sending in any 
filling for the lamps to keep the lights going ? Get out some of your 
chapter souvenirs ! If you haven't any old ones, begin now to arrange 
for some new ones. Get in the line of close connection with your chapter 
and see how the dust will whirl off of you, leaving the Phi Psi of your 
heart and recollection as bright as the new badge in its red cotton bed, 
when you called at the express office to see it and wondered how you 
would manage to squeeze out the C. O. D. If you haven't a will to grind 
out big things, you have a mite to start out beginnings. Begin with a 
letter to the new boys, and see how they will hunt up the records. An- 
swer everything from the chapter boys. Tell about your beginning and 
your now. At your office desk or store counter have a drawer for Phi Psi 
matters. You can soon get the run of Phi Psis in your vicinity. At your 
home there may be convenient room for a Phi Psi passer-by. A Phi Psi 
isn't any more an angel than any other male biped, but Phi Psis are royal 
enough guests for any home. Does your chapter hall need a mirror, 
stand, new Bible, big album, picture, books for a library, or hanging or 
mantel ornament ? Find out something and send on something. If you 
haven't a girl or wife of your own, get some other fellow's girl or wife to 
help you out. Perhaps you can spare one dollar a month, or five dollars 
a quarter ! Well, just send on what you can quietly and regularly as 
dues. Wear your old Phi Psi pin, or send for a new one. But have one 
where it will be seen. You will find lots of nice acquaintances. Give 
your wife or girl one. They may be surprised to find out what good 
company you keep that they had not known about before. 

Nor is this all of good the magazine contains. Speaking of 

* 'What policy will make the influence of the chapter felt in 

college,'* I find: 

We would commend a generous, upright attitude toward rival organ- 
izations, and toward our fellow students as individuals. Politics, they 
say, is a necessary evil. We will not attempt to question the validity of 
this statement as applied to college life. Where a chapter is jostled about 
by jealous factions struggling for preferment, it is often expedient to pur- 
sue an extreme policy even at the expense of the friendship of rivals. 
One is impressed, on reading the current accounts of the quarrels and 
disagreements recorded in many fraternity journals, with the apparent 
loss of all sense of fair play, and the utter disregard for the rights of one 
another, which seem to characterize the inter-fraternity relations. If the 
broad principle of fair play were more observed there would be less sacri- 
fice of self-respect, less of the unpleasant friction between rival chapters, 
and fewer charges of partisan narrowness made by the enemies of the 
Greek system. Nothing is more necessary to the unimpeded activity of 
the chapter in the college than the respect and friendship of rivals. Un- 


doubtedly there are times when there is just cause for offense, though 
seldom if ever is open contention with a rival profitable in the end. Re- 
spect for opposing opinion, charity even in enmity, and courtesy for those 
who differ, are the manifestations of a lofty spirit and .a far-seeing policy. 

The man on the outside is peculiarly situated. Did you ever think 
how he might view this fraternity idea? Here are ten or a score of the 
most promising collegians bound together in the enjoyments of fraternal 
association. Are they so much superior to me ? Why am I slighted and 
deprived of these pleasures and advantages ? Why am I ostracised from 
this beneficent companionship ? He looks upon himself with distrust 
and is troubled. Is it surprising that many isolate themselves, and 
wrapped in the gloomy meditation of their fancied wrongs, become soured 
against their fellows ? Others are afflicted with a burden of self-distrust 
and self-censure which years will not remove. Their fellow-students 
have stamped upon them the seal of rejection. 

The "barbarian" element in every college is an important factor. The 
influence of the chapter is to be felt by it largely by means of personal 
contact with individuals. An attitude free, candid and broad will secure 
their respect and confidence, and the chapter's reward will be propoi^ 

©fietrere: Setters. 


[Charge editors are again requested to write on only one side of the 
paper and to assume a style somewhat more expansive than a telegraphic 
communication. The next letter is due on December ist, 1889, and 
should be as long as possible. 

["Bach chapter of a fraternity publishing an official magazine is sup- 
posed to have an associate editor or correspondent. The duties of such 
an officer are unquestionably to commit to paper the ideas and convictions 
which his brothers maintain on matters relating to the chapter and fra- 
ternity, and to transmit them through the magazine for the consideration 
of the fraternity at large. In short, his duty is to prepare a chapter 
editorial:'— AT Quarterly.^ 



The members of Beta have long looked forward to the commencement 
number of the Shibi<d, and now that it has made its appearance are 
much delighted. 

Cornell's ci>mmencement exercises and amusements were most enjoy- 
able, and all voted they had a pleasant time. A damper was put on some 
parts of the usual recreations of commencement by the rain, which fell 
almost continually during a few days around the 20th of June. 

Several of Cornell's most highly respected and prosperous almuni were 
present at '89's commencement. Among Beta boys were prominent 
Brothers Fred. Thompson and Fred. Coville. 

On account of the election of an alumni trustee Ithaca was full of 
people and much excited. An especially lively canvass was in progress 
for trustee, and after a close fight Mr. Frank Hiscock was elected. He 
is popular as a man and will make an excellent person for the position. 

Probably the most enjoyable part of commencement to the Beta boys 
was the reunion banquet. This was held Wednesday night, June i9thy 
and was well attended. Although the editor from Beta was not per- 
sonally at the banquet, he was assuredly there in spirit. This is perhaps 
rather a poor substitute, but under the circumstances was unavoidable. 

We mourn the loss of several loyal men this year. Four seniors and a 
sophomore is our share of the usual slaughter of a charge at the end of 
the college year. We are somewhat consoled by the thought that their 


graduation was with honors, and that the best of friends must part. 
Although our number with which to begin next year is small, still we are 
anything but discouraged, fnd think that by * 'hustling" we can make up 
our usual numbers by the end of the fall term. We have several fresh- 
men in prospect, and by careful watching we can easily discover more on 
which to turn our special attention. 

One of our men was on Cornell's victorious crew of '89, and in this way 
Beta is keeping up her reputation for * 'rowing men." 

Probably the most interesting feature of commencement and more 
especially to '89 men was the senior ball which occurred Tuesday, the 
iSth of June. Many were in attendance and all had an excellent time, 
and voted that '89 was not so far behind previous classes in her senior 
amusements. Probably between three and four hundred were in at- 
tendance, and all the appointments were very pleasing. The armory at 
which the ball was held looked at its best, and white dresses and pretty 
faces added greatly to the eflfect. People came "hundreds of miles to see 
it" and went home satisfied. 

The evening preceding the ball the armory was filled with invited 
guests of the two fraternities. Kappa Alpha and Psi Upsilon, who in com- 
bination gave a reception. This was pleasantly successful. 

Webster, one of Beta's '90 men left Ithaca the 25th of May for Europe. 
He went as a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 
and after their trip is finished intends to travel in Switzerland, France, 
Spain and Portugal, after which he will continue his journey to the Holy 
Land and thence to India, China and Japan. This will be a pleasant 
trip for Webster, and we are sure his friends wish him success. 

Fred V. Coville, B '87, who upon graduation was honored by election 
to both ^ B K and 2 a, the honorary literary and scientific societies, is 
now in attendance at the meeting of the American Association for the 
Advancement of Science at Toronto, Can. In the absence of Dr. Vasey, 
the U. S. Botanist, Brother Coville fills his place. Since graduation he 
has been instructor at Cornell for one year; and first assistant botanist at 
Washington for the same period. • 

Brother Morrison will remain in or near Ithaca during the summer. 

Fredrick Farley Sewall intends to spend his summer in hard work at 
his home. Fred, is in his element when working hard, and so we pre- 
sume he will enjoy his "vacation ?" 

Mcl/aven, of Milwaukee, will in all probability take a trip to California 
and return by way of New Mexico, where he will spend a few weeks on 
his father's ranch. We presume he is unable to "put up" with Mil- 
waukee beer. 

E. C. Haggett, our member from Dunkirk, will spend his vacation in 
his native city, where he will be ever glad to receive any Theta Delt who 
happens to pass through Dunkirk. 


T. B. Van Dom, whose home is in Cleveland, O., intends to spend his 
summer on his yacht "Speedwell," in company with several friends. 

Any Theta Delt who passes through a place in which one of the 
brothers lives will be warmly welcomed and given a good time. 

C. R. Murphy intends to enter a mercantile business in Decatur, 111. 
Will travel all summer. 

Leon Stem will remain in his native city, Rochester, where he will 
enter an architect office. 

C. H. Timerman has obtained a fine opening in the office of a prom- 
inent Buffalo lawyer. He will remain there a year or two. 

G. H. Parker is an electrical engineer, and will follow his calling some- 
where near Ithaca. 




Once again representatives from all sections of the country have met 
to conquer or be conquered, and the incoming class has added to our for- 
mer numbers* a fine lot of men individually and collectively. Perhaps 
the entrance examinations held in other cities this year has had some 
effect in weeding out the undesirable portion of our would-be C. E.'s. 
Be that as it may, it is undoubtedly true that '93 is not behind any of the 
other classes in outward appearances, and it will probably graduate from 
its ranks more than the average number who say good-bye to R. P. I. 
each June and start out in that work which teaches them so soon *' what 
they donH know." Though no Preshies yet bear our sacred *' shield," 
we have in view a number we think worthy of that distinction, and every- 
thing proving agreeable to all concerned we shall take pleasure in intro- 
ducing them in the next number of The Shiei<d. 

Monday, September 23, will be a memorable day in the history of '9a, 
as that day they won the cane-rush against nearly twice as many men as 
they were able to muster. The political split in the R. P. I. Association, 
which assumed such a foolish and ridiculous aspect last spring, has now 
taken deep root in Sophomore class, and that eventful Monday, owing to 
a disagreement about the referee of the rush, ended in the non-members 
of the Association refusing to enter the rush. This left the Sophs with 
about fifteen men to meet the whole Freshman class, and it was with 
rather faint hearts they entered the rush, not expecting to win, but deter- 
mined to prevent '93 from monopolizing the cane. Fired by the enthusi- 
asm and backed by the pluck which have ever been marked characteris- 
tics of their class, and cheered on by several Seniors, they worked with 
such a will and spirit that when time was called the result surprised even 
the most confident. They had won by the score of 22 to 14, and never 
did a class deserve more credit for a victory than they. In the evening, 
fourteen enthusiasts paraded through the city, headed by a drum-corps, 


and serenaded their class-mates who did not enter the rush. This again 
demonstrates, most forcibly, to our opponents the fact that their aid is not 
necessary in an3rthing we may do, and they now apparently see their 
error, but of course apparently do not care to admit it. Six months ago 
we offered to yield certain points that a compromise might be made, but 
now we will hold to them all, ask no favors, and when sense returns to 
their foolish leaders we will admit them to the Association, to be gov- 
erned by the very same conditions they once so determinedly refused to 

We were very much grieved to learn of the sudden death of Brother 
W. H. Scranton, one of Delta's oldest members. His death vividly re- 
calls the visit he paid his charge just about one year before he died, and 
the jolly stories he told about the old Delta men will long be remembered 
by us all. 

Brother M. R. Sherrerd, '86, has secured a position as engineer on the 
Public Improvement Commission of Troy, and that will probably keep 
him with us for five or six years. Those who know him will at once rec- 
ognize what a valuable addition he makes to our ''rushing" element 
when the Freshies are young and tender. 

Brother Posada, '91, has returned from Paris with a gay stock of stones, 
including endless interesting accounts of the Exposition and his voyages 
across and back. 


The opening of the college year finds Epsilon Deuteron "able to sit up 
and take nourishment;" in fact we are enjoying excellent health. 

We are happy to announce the return to college of Brothers Gunckel 
and Ware, who were obliged to leave us in the middle of last year; also 
the addition to our strength and numbers by the advent of Brother Rob- 
bins, formerly of the Deuteron, who has entered '91. 

At our first meeting we initiated Mr. Burton Dickinson Blair, '91, of 
Collinsville, Conn., a promising athlete and prominent member of his 
class, who already is a most enthusiastic Theta Delt. 

We now number sixteen active members, and the outlook for a most 
prosperous year is very promising. 

We are "working" a number of good freshmen, and hope soon to 
initiate several. 

Since our return to college we have received letters from all our grad- 
uates; full of good brotherly advice and good fellowship, showing that 
their zeal for Theta Delta Chi is undiminished. 

Brother Sheafer, '89, has returned to college for a post graduate course, 
and his advice and assistance are invaluable to us, as he is a man of large 
experience in society matters, and an earnest worker. 



Brother Du Bois, '89, is here on a visit, and he too gives us valuable 
pointers" on fraternity and oiher matters. 

In closing Epsilon Deuteron extends a hearty greeting to all sister 
charges, and trusts the coming year may be one of unprecedented success 
to the fraternity at large. 

ZETA. ' 


The summer is past and we have once more settled down to college 
work. This year promises well to be an eventful one in the history of 
"Brown." Dr. E. B. Andrews, formerly professor of history and political 
economy, succeeds Dr. Robinson as president of the university, and 
several minor changes have been made in the faculty since the close of 
last year. We had no men in the class of '89, so our numbers have not 
been reduced. On the contrary since the last issue of the Shiei,d we 
have initiated two new men, Stephen G. Goldthwait, '90, and Fred. A. 
Jillson of the class of '93. We have several other men in view, and by 
the time "No. 3" makes its appearance they will probably all be good 

A few days ago the college was shaken to its very foundation by the 
startling announcement that the usual "rush" between the two lower 
classes would not take place this year. 

Whether, after looking over the Freshmen, the Sophs decided that dis- 
cretion was the better part of valor, or some new civilizing influence has 
suddenly taken possession of their souls is not known. At any rate when 
'92 met to take the matter into consideration, we do know that they arose 
as one man and voted to do away with that "barbarous" custom which 
is almost as old as the college itself, and decide the superiority of the 
class by a series of games to be played by two regular elevens. 

Brother E. C. Frost, '90, who is well-known to many 0. J*s, was one of 
the six men chosen from his class last spring as member of the "Phi 
Beta Kappa" society. Although this honor was paid to Brother Frost 
alone, still it was shared by every Zeta man from the fact that he was 
one of our "family" 
V "Wilson Hall," the new physical laboratory, is well under way, and 

when completed will be one of our finest buildings. All that Brown 
needs now to make it equal if not surpass other colleges is a gymnasiimi, 
and we are going to have one some day, but we cannot state the precise 

Saturday, September 28, the senior class held its annual election of 
officers for the coming year. There was plenty of wire pulling and several 
tickets in the field, and the politicians of the class were in their glory. 
But at the adjournment of the meeting S. 2^. X. walked out with four 
offices out of eighteen, and we were very well satisfied. 


In closing Zeta extends her best wishes to her sister charges, and if any 
of her brothers will come to Providence they will receive a hearty 



Our long vacation is ended, and once more we are back to college, 
ready to enter upon another year of study and pleasure. 

How pleasant it would seem, if, after our summer vacation, we could 
always come back to scenes like these. What a pleasure to see again 
the old familiar faces, to hear the hearty laugh, and receive the grip of 
friendship, so cheerfully given! We feel as if everybody was honestly 
glad to see us. so running over with good humor and happiness every face 
appears; and we begin to realize that there is something about this col- 
lege life that does not exist elsewhere. A certain easy good humor and 
friendship seems to prevail everywhere. Here there is no cold familiarity, 
no freezing politeness, and everything is easy and natural. 

But within the little circle of Theta Delta Chi, this becomes something 
more. We feel kindly toward our friends, but between the members of 
our fraternity there exists a feeling that is more than kindness, a feeling 
that prompts us to be ever active in the interests of our brothers, and to 
share with them freely our joys and sorrows. 

The past year has been a very prosperous one for Q ^ X at Bowdoin. We 
took in a good delegation from '92, and our '89 delegation was considered 
equal to any in college. Eighty-nine seems to have been a favorable 
year for colleges everywhere. It has been my good fortune this summer 
to meet fellows from several different colleges, and they were all warm in 
their praises of the class of ^89. Why so many bright fellows should 
happen to enter college at the same time, it is hard to say, but it is said 
that certain years — more explicitly, years that end in nine or one — are 
more favorable for bright students than for dull ones. However, we ex- 
pect great things of '93, of which there will be more hereafter. 

It is almost too early to calculate our prospects for the coming year, but 
it is safe to say that, with a good delegation from '93, we can hold our 
own with any society in college. Several of our men now hold honorable 
positions, and others will probably be known to fame before the year is 
ended. Our hall, since it has been repaired, is the finest one here, and 
has received many compliments from disinterested persons. We hope, 
at some distant time, to possess a comfortable club house, where we can 
dwell in peace and happiness, have our spreads and entertain our friends; 
but until that time, we must be content to get along as we now do, and 
certainly things might be a great deal worse. 

We are glad to welcome The Shiei,d to college in its new dress. It is 
much more becoming than the old one, and gives the magazine a more 

CHARGE ];etters. 175 

refined and literary appearance, which cannot fail to be appreciated. The 
last number was a decided improvement in many ways over the preceed- 
ing ones. The editorial department was longer, and consequently more 
interesting ; also the personals are a new feature that adds much to the 
interest of the book. 

We feel that our magazine, as it is to-day, would bear comparison with 
any fraternity publication, and, with its present good management, who 
can tell what it may become. The interest taken in it by the members of 
the fraternity is constantly increasing. Would it not be a good plan to 
extend a cordial invitation to all undergraduates and graduates of the fra- 
ternity to contribute to its pages ? It seems to me that such an invitation 
would stimulate many who are thirsting for literary fame to contribute 
articles of interest. 



It is with the feeling of being monarch of all he surveys that Kappa's 
representative begins his charge letter, for besides the janitors and several 
other humble attaches of the college, there is hardly a soul anywhere in 
the buildings or about the grounds on College Hill. The year does not 
begin until September 19th, and at this early date none of the students 
have returned. A week or so, however, will see the first of them back, 
and it will not be long before the scholastic mills begin to grind or Kappa 
engages in the annual rushing struggle to fill its ranks, depleted by the 
exit of '89. 

The rushing season this year bids fair to be a most exciting time. Our 
rivals have blood in their eyes and mean business. The great success of 
Theta Delta Chi last year, the ease of which, at any rat^, was due very 
much to the dilatory methods of the other societies, has spurred them on 
to superhuman endeavors, and they have evidently resolved that if they 
must die, so to speak, it will be in fighting array. Our brothers all recog- 
nize this and there will be no disposition to rest contented with last year's 
laurels. We separated last June with the idea of being on the Hill early 
enough to get to rights before college opened in the Pall, all ready to 
entertain the new men in the most hospitable manner. We have in- 
formation of several intending to enter, and by correspondence during 
the summer it has been spread quite generally among the brothers, so 
that we shall not begin our labors entirely without some idea of whom 
we shall have to do with. An element of great usefulness in our work 
this Pall will be the Theta Delta Chi boarding-house that we intend open- 
ing. We had an arrangement something of this sort last year, and it 
proved of great assistance in obtaining new men as well as in strengthen- 
ing the fraternal ties later on. Negotiations have been in progress dur- 
ing the simimer and will undoubtedly be completed by the time the boys 


come back. Tlie boarding house will be kept by the mother of one of 
the brothers, so that the relations on both sides will be of the most cor- 
dial nature. 

As usual, during the vacation Kappa's sons are widely scattered, some 
on business in the pursuit of wealth as well as health, some on pure 
pleasure bent. Of those who have just left us in '89, Brother Reed has 
been at home preparatory to launching forth as an instructor of the 
youthful mind yearning to shoot, while Brothers Crandall and Bascom 
have been officiating as head-waiters at the Loon Lake House, Adiron- 
dacks, and Fabyan House, White Mountains, respectively. Among the 
active members. Brother Rounds, '90, has been up to the mountains seek- 
ing after the almighty dollar; Brother Chapman, '90, has had rather a 
hard time on account of a severe illness; Brother Grose, '91, started out 
as a dispenser of temperance drinks at the Temperance Cafe connected 
with the Appledore House, Isles of Shoals, but his situation was lost in 
rather a peculiar way. It appears — ^rather a significant comment on the 
propensities of the Appledore *s guests, by the way — that the patronage 
of this cafe was not large enough to warrant its continuance after three 
or four weeks, and consequently it was closed and our good brother's 
occupation was gone. Later on he solaced himself by camping out at 
Scituate, Mass.; Brother Perkins, '91, has been yachting and summering 
at Boothbay, Me. ; Brother Kimball, '92, and Cushing, '92, have been at 
their homes in Vermont most of the time, the former at Burlington, the 
latter at Bethel, although they have made several excursions to various 
parts of the Green Mountain State; Brother Gray, '92, has worked 
steadily, barring the time he was absent as a delegate to the General 
Convention of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor at 
Washington in July, at carpentering, in West Somerville, Mass. ; Brother 
Randall, '92, has been in the employ of the Raighton Brothers, Apple- 
dore House, Isle of Shoals, where he had the good fortune to pull a little 
child out of the water, receiving for his heroism the profuse thanks of 
the overjoyed parents, the undisguised admiration of table-girls and 
nursery-maids, and a material addition to the sum total of his worldly 
possessions; Brother Lyon, '92, has been working at the Poland Springs 
House, Me. ; Brother Johnson, '92, attended the Chautauqua Assembly, 
held at Framingham, Mass., in early July; Brother Worth, '92, spent the 
month of August at Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.; Brother Bunnington, 
'92, has been officiating as pitcher of the Fabyan ball nine. So you see 
we were pretty widely scattered, but it won't be long before we are all 
together once more, each one adding his personal experiences to the 
stock of general information. 

Before closing we must congratulate the publisher and editor of The 
ShieIvD on the general excellence of the last issue. Brother Holmes did 
himself proud in the style and typographical appearance of the number, 
and if, as he says is to be the case, future numbers will be inferior in no 


respect, the fraternity may yield to none in a pride in its official publi- 
cation. All success to The Shiei^d is the wish of Kappa. 

The dearth of charge news during the vacation must be our apology 
for the brevity of this letter. In the next issue we hope to be able to 
-chronicle great successes in the rushing and present to the brothers a 
goodly band of new found "babies.'* Hoping that all the charges may 
meet with the success we hope for, we bring this letter to a close. 


BOSTON university! 

Out here in Massachusetts, where I write: 

"Song^ days of s^old have come upon the hills, 
And dreamy sunshine all the brown earth fills 
With plumes of scarlet nodding 'mong the pines, 
And trees of crimson burning 'long the lines 
Of woods whose fields so green and quiet run, 
And catch the mellow light of hazy sun, 
And speaks of clover mown and Idbor done. 

« « 

The word is caught in a wonderful net 
Of beautiful, tremulous, golden haze, 
And is laid asleep to dream and forget 
That winter cometh, and stormy days." 

So far away from the scene of the coming year of college and fraternity 
work it is difficult to determine what to write for the Shield which will 
be of interest to its readers. 

After consideration, on the supposition that a charge letter is for mem- 
bers of other charges principally, I have decided to try and give them an 
idea of where and what Boston University is, what part Lambda charge 
of Theta Delta Chi has in its life, and how the charge is at present con- 
ditioned financially, mentally and morally. The first part of my task I 
take up because I am aware, from experience, that comparatively little is 
known by the average college man of any college except his own, unless 
he has had the good fortune to be able to make to them protracted or fre- 
quent visits. Also, as convention time is near at hand, those who expect 
to attend will be interested to know just where to find us when they get 
to the city. 

Boston University was chartered in 1869 and at the present time con- 
sists of the following departments, opened at various times since that 
date: The College of Liberal Arts, College of Music, College of Agricul- 
ture, School of Theology, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of 
All Sciences. The attendance last year, in the same order as above, was 
277, 22, 125, 130, 153, 98, 114, making a total of 919. Each department 
has its own building or buildings and its own corps of professors. The 
great cry with us now is for more room, as the attendance is constantly 
on the increase. 


The College of Liberal Arts is situated on Beacon Hill, at 12 Somerset 
street. It is with this that all our active members are connected . The 
membership of the College is not large, not over three hundred, but has 
sent out a number of graduates who are already gaining a continental 
reputation. We have probably as good a faculty also as can be picked 
from any college board. 

But that will do lest I should seem to be boasting. 

There is considerable literary life kept up by open and secret societies; 
of the secret there are seven, at the head of which, at present, in num- 
bers stand Theta Delta Chi and Beta Theta Pi. We do not claim to se- 
cure all of the best men every year, but believe we get our share of 
them. For the last two years one of the two commencement speakers 
chosen from our department has been a Theta Delt. Other College hon- 
ors are divided quite satisfactorily. 

We are the only fraternity that has a house. For several years we con- 
tented ourselves with a hall and anteroom in Pemberton Square, but are 
now very comfortably located in a house of four flats which we have 
leased on Holyoke street. About twenty of us hope to eat and sleep there 
during the coming year. 

The prospect of filling up, in the fall, our depleted ranks is excellent. 
If our object were to make Theta Delta Chi ihe fraternity for a man en- 
tering B. U. to join we should feel that that object was attained. For we 
have alumni who are daily bringing honors to us; present active members 
whose literary and moral standing is of the highest; a charge house, well 
furnished, lighted, heated and ventilated; a boarding club which feeds 
us well at bottom rates; a flattering prospect for boys to come. Thus 
financially, intellectually and morally we are sound. What more cotild 
a new man want ? A jolly good time ? Well, we have that too. 

We hope that every Theta Delt who possibly can will attend the con- 
vention and call on us and see if these statements are not true. 


Another college year has just closed. How dreary the halls seem which 
just now were filled with eager life! All the brothers have gone — some 
for needed rest, others for recreation and work. 

May the joy of each in his vacation be hightened by the consciousness 
of the good work done in Mu Deuteron, to whom the fates have been 
very propitious this past term. But our joy must be mingled with some- 
thing of sadness, for we have bidden God speed to our '89 delegation. 
When shall we find one so loyal ? Men, with whom Mu Deuteron grew 
up from adverse infancy to her influential position of to-day; men who 
have always been ready to sacrifice their own interests and time for the 
sake of '*our" society; men who added to irreproachable characters a 


ripe scholarship! Yes, taken all in all, you'd hardly find their equals in 
the delegations of any society in college. May deserving success, com- 
mensurate with their good work performed for us, attend them through 

In the inter-collegiate events Amherst has been quite successful, and 
while we congratulate Omicron Deuteron's success in athletics at the 
Worcester meet, we feel a natural pride in the fact that three of the four 
base ball games with Dartmouth fall this year into Amherst's cap, which 
gives us second place in the base ball league. 

Another feature pleasing to many was the unceremonious way in which 
S N E was '* sat upon " June 19. Last year many of the college affair* 
were controlled or mfluenced hy QN E men, while this year their candi- 
dates were defeated by large majorities. The chapter of B N E here has 
some fine men in it, but its principles are not harmonious with many, 
and a general awakening throughout all the societies caused its second 

There has also been a marked advance in the Y. M. C. A. this term, 
for, in addition to deputation work, which is carried on by the under- 
graduates in the surrounding villages, the classes have pledged I700 per 
annimi to support an alumnus as missionary in the foreign field. 

In contesting for the Gilbert prize of |ioo, one platoon was thoroughly 
trained by Brother Reynolds, '90, and it is needless to add that '90 won 
the prize, taking it from both '91 and '92, although Brother Knight, '91, 
is ** vice gym captain " in his class. 

In the commencement exercises Mu Deuteron had two representatives. 
Brother Crowell, of the highest rank men, delivered an oration on ** Eng- 
land's Commercial Policy," and R. R. White also contested for the Hyde 
prize with an excellent oration on " Mistaken System." 

President Seelye at the alumni dinnir, after announcing the bequests of 
$30,000 and 150,000, said: ** There has recently been placed in my hands 
|5,ooo to establish a fellowship in history and economic sciences, open to 
a member of the graduating class. This is a gift of the Amherst chapter 
of the A J $ fraternity, and will be called the Roswell D. Hitchcock fel- 
lowship. I trust that other societies, all of whom have been a great ben- 
efit to Amherst, will be led to follow the example of the one that has been 
an especially potent factor in the growth of the college." 

What an innovation! But looking deeper, one finds a marked proof 
that Greek letter fraternities are not, as many claim, a hinderance, but 
rather aids and helpers to the best results of a college course. 

The A ^ ^ia some respects occupies a leading position here, and we 
have gained many advantages from them indirectly. But just before the 
'* rushing season " they caused to be published an account of their pros- 
pective society house, which is to be the finest fraternity house in any 
New England college town." Carren & Hastings, of New York, are the 
architects, and the building when completed will be of g^ay Elyria stone,, 


brick and sandstone, costing about $40,000. While the still unrealized 
plans ofAJ^ are showily published in the Boston papers, Mu Deuteron 
carried on negotiations for the purchase of a desirable house, and had 
even the deed signed before it was known outside of the charge. 

The house, in a pleasant situation on the road to '' Hamp,*' commands 
a fine view of the far-stretching valley of the Connecticut river, bordered 
by the Western mountains. We feel proud of it. It is simple in archi- 
tecture, yet modest and neat; and though slightly withdrawn from the 
busiest part of the town, yet is near the college. With its attractive par- 
lor and cosy reading-room, with its suite for ten brothers, it is well 
adapted to a society's need. And then, too, its large yard afifords excel- 
lent opportunity for tennis. All thanks be to our committee who so faith- 
fully labored for us! By this purchase we leave behind the last mile 
stone which handicapped us; by this we stand on an equality. With joy 
we welcome those who are, or who will be, our society's friends to its new 
home. May the vestal fires of our friendship, kindled from the hearth 
of 2^ X, therein never grow dim. 

On June 14 occurred our fourth anniversary spread, with Brother Rey- 
nolds, '90, as toastmaster. The following toasts were given; The Fra- 
ternity, Brother Allen, '91; Reminiscences, Brother Perrj-, '92; Adoles- 
cence, Brother Whitaker, '90; Poem, Brother Chamberlain, '89; College 
Widows, Brother Knight, '91; The Charge History, Brother Walker, '89; 
Aspirations, Brother Camp, '89. And while all are deserving of praise, 
one is especially worthy. That one was Brother Allen, who, in his slow 
manly way, spoke nobly of the advantages which he had received from 
G ^ X. ** One must be more than a member to appreciate her. One 
must work for her, one must love her." 

This year we have two brothers in the Senior Scientific Association. 
These are Brothers Reynolds and Daniels, and on June 19 occurred its 
annual banquet at Frank's, where Brother Reynolds replied to the toast. 
Suburbs of Amherst — Their Forms and Formations. 

" Sweet highland girl, a very shower 
Of beauty is thy earthly dower ! 

And these gray rocks " 

— Wordsworth . 

Brother Reynolds is elected President of the Association, a circum- 
stance of which we feel justly proud. 

In scholarship we still keep a high rank, while in prize-taking we lead 
again this time, with a total of eight announced from the commence- 
ment stage. Brother Smith, '92, and Brother Avery, '91, {D enfant 
sublime), were substitutes for the Kellogg five in their respective classes ; 
Brothers Crowell and White, '89, in the Hyde fifteen, and Brother White 
also in its five. Brother Whitaker, -90, is to teach Greek in the A. H. S. 
this next year, a post of much honor and lucre. Brothers Henderson 


and Stiles, *9i, have been elected to the Guitar and Banjo club for *92. 
We have half of the first-rank men in that class. 

Brothers Fisher, Brainard Pierce and Perry received a term mark of 4, 
"^hich, being interpreted, meaneth " magna cum laude. 

This is our prize list for the college year 1888-9: 

Brother Brainard, '92; second Greek prize, |20. 

Brother Brainard, '92, first Latin prize, I30. 

Brother Ballow, '90, second Latin prize, |20. 

Brother Cooley, '91; second German prize, $40. 

Brother Spaulding, '89; Law Latin prize, $2$. 

Brother Walker, '89; Billing's Latin prize, I50. 

Brother Whitaker, '90; second German prize, |20. 

Brother Woodworth, '91 ; Walker prize, |200. 

A total of $405 taken in prizes this year. Besides this, Brother Tulth, 
89, took second in numeralogy, and Henderson sharing the same fate at 
the Worcester meet in the mile walk. 

Mu Deuteron has received visits from Brothers Eastman, '86, Fairly, 
86, and Sherman, '85. 

Brother Humphrey, '89, is to be head book-keeper for the Showater 
Mortgage Company, Wellington, Kan. ; Brother White, '89, goes to Union 
Theolog*, and Brother Gray to Newton; Brother Crowell is to be profes- 
sor in Latin and Greek at Lincoln University, 111., and Brothers Spauld- 
ing and White intend also to teach the next year; Brother White is en- 
gaged in mission work this summer in New York City. 

July 2d we gave our annual junior reception. About seventy-five were 
present, including a few of the faculty. 

The reception was not successful as that of last year, because nearly 
all the brothers had skipped for home. Nevertheless greater praise is due 
to the few brothers who sacrificed their own interests to "boom" the 
society. Our parlors and goat hall which, daintily draped in festoons with 
flowers and ferns, exhaled delightful freshness and perfimie, and filled 
with ladies, lacked but one thing, "the brothers, " for perfect success. In 
the just "rushing" season we pledged three very desirable men. 

Such is the record of our term's work and success, by which we are en- 
couraged more than ever to press onward to make the Deuteron in every 
respects a model. 


As Mu Deuteron had no letter in the last Shibi«d, which seems to have 
been the commencement number, it is right that the fraternity at large 
should know the part Q J X took in the graduation exercises of the class 
of '80 of Lehigh University. June 16 was University Sunday, and what 
a bright beginning it was for commencement week. Precisely at eleven 



o'clock the graduating class, wearing the cap and gown, marched down 
the aisle of the beautiful Packer Memorial church. The church was 
filled with relatives and friends of the graduates. Rev. Eliphalet N. 
Potter, D. D., LL. D., preached the Baccalaureate sermon. 

Monday the class of '91 cremated that much cremated book — E. O. 
Calculus. It was done in Indian fashion, and these same Indians so 
frightened the natives of this sleepy old town that they thought of calling 
out the police for protection. Tuesday was class day, and the friends and 
and relatives of the graduates once more gathered to hear the speeches 
and witness the ceremonies of the class day program. Brother Johnston 
had the Presentations and Brother Deans the Prophecy. Thursday be- 
ing University Day the final exercises previous to the conferring of de- 
grees took place in the Memorial church before another large audience. 
Among the fifty-nine men sent out into the busy w^orld this year by Le- 
high University Nu Deuteron has three and to them especially do we wish 
for success. 

The feeling among the different fraternities here at Lehigh reaches its 
highest point when the election of Epitome editors takes place. The 
class is then divided into two combinations. As we were with the winning 
side Brother Morris represents his fraternity on '91 board of editors. By 
the board he was elected editor-in-chief. Brother Ely, '91, will represent 
us on the foot ball team this year. He is a general favorite among Le- 
high men and his numerous fine plays during the games are always well 
applauded. Brother Pargason, who left us last Christmas on account of 
sickness, has returned and will pursue his studies with '93. Brother 
Robbins will not return this year. Since the opening of the term we have 
initiated one man into the mysteries of O J X. Brother Holcombe is a 
good one and will, without a doubt, make a loyal Theta Delt. The Psi 
U's, our greatest rivals in this and all elections, will not be represented 
this year either by Epitome editors or class officers. 

The number of applicants for admission this year has exceeded all 
previous records. Out of the three hundred that applied one hundred 
and seventy-five passed satisfactory examinations and were admitted and 
it is from this large class that we expect to find men worthy of wearing 
the shield. 

The number of fraternities having chapter houses at Lehigh has been 
increased by one — ^the Phi Gamma Deltas having lately gone into a 


I also take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity at large Brother 
H. A. Gillis, Annapolis Naval Academy '83. He like Brother Holcombe 
is a good one. 

The following are our active members for the coming year: 

'90, D. G. Heame. 

'91, J. M. Beaumont, L. H. Ely, F. A. Merrick, H. T. Morris. J. S. 

'92, J. H. Heame, F. H. McCall. 

'93, E. Fargason, W. E. Holcombe. 



As we commence our new year's work we miss the familiar faces of the 
brothers of '89, who were of so much help to us in our society work during 
the past year, but we are full of courage and are going to do as good work 
as possible the coming year Though we number only twenty-one men 
at present, soon we shall have nine new members from '93, who have 
already pledged and represent the cream of the class. We shall especially 
miss the '89 brothers in our literary programs in which they were always 
prominent, but in their stead we have among our newly pledged fresh- 
man delegation men of acknowledged ability through whose help Omicron 
Deuteron will be able to maintain its well earned reputation as the 
literary society of Dartmouth college. Our literary programs will doubt- 
less be similar to those of last year, made up of original stories, poems 
and essays with an occasional evening devoted to more extended study 
of some author in particular. During last spring term we presented an 
original comic opera written by Brothers Davis, '89, and Benton, 90, 
which was very successful, and it is more than probable that we will 
present a similar opera sometime during the yeacr. 

As through some misunderstanding our charge was not represented in 
the July number of the Shield. I do not think it would be out of place 
to mention some items concerning commencement week, which will be 
of interest. » 

Our '89 delegation was represented on commencement by Brothers 
Davis and Mason, Brother Davis being the poet of the day, while Brother 
Knight was marshal of the week. 

At the prize speaking on Monday evening Brother Sullivan, 89, received 
first prize of $35 for excellence in dramatic speaking, and Brother Mills, 
*9o, received first oratorical prize, and Lockwood prize for excellence in 
oratory. Brother Mills also received first Greek prize and first in English 
composition, taking $130 in all. Brother Ingham, 89, received special 
honors in physics. Brother Benton, '90, honorable mention in French. 

The alumni meeting on Wednesday was of more than ordinary interest, 
a larger number of graduates being present than for a ntmiber of years. 

We are represented on the Dartmouth this year by Brother Benton, '90, 
and on the Dartmouth Literary Monthly by Brothers Mills, '90, and 
Hopkins, 91, while several of our brothers are engaged in competition for 
the vacant places, and before the year is'over we hope to have more 
positions to report. 

As an illustration of the way in which Omicron Deuteron stands in 
athletics; we have two on the Junior base ball team. Brothers Allison and 
Watson. On the Sophmore team we have three brothers, Lakeman, 
Shurtleff and Thompson, while the pitcher of the Freshman team is 
Brother Baehr. 


Brother Lakeman, ^92, is quarterback on the Varsity eleven, the same 
position which he held last year, while Brother Weston, '92, would un- 
doubtedly have secured a position upon the eleven had he not met with 
a severe accident. 

Brothers Benton, '90, and Doty, '92, are among the assistant librarians, 
and spent a portion of the summer in Hanover engaged in cataloguing^ 
the library. 

Brother Abbott, '90, was clerk at the Sunset Hill house. Sugar Hill, 
N. H., where he has been engaged for the last five seasons. 

Among the class offices held by our brothers are the following: Historian 
of the senior class, Brother Benton; president of the junior class, Brother 
Hopkins; president of the Sophomore class, Brother Bellnap; secretary 
of tfie Sophomore class, Brother Potter, while Brothers Benton and Mills, 
*90, are upon the committee of six chosen to select new books for the 
college library. 


'82. Brother Seth P. Smith has been elected master of the Quincy even- 
ing school. 

*89. Brother O. S. Davis is principal of White River Junction (Vt) high 

'89. Brother H. W. Knight is studying law at Charleston, W. Va. 

'89. Brother W. S. Sullivan is in Europe, and on his return will receive 
a position on the New York TinteSy which is edited by Brother Charles 
R. Miller, '72. 


After a^long vacation, and after the rest and recreation which that 
vacation has^afforded us, the brothers of Pi Deuteron are once more 
united to aid in furthering the interests of our fraternity. 

C. C. N. Y. opened on September 12, and the prospects of the charge 
for the ensuing year are brighter than ever before. We are having our 
pick of the men in the new class, and expect to swell our ranks at the 
next meeting by initiating three more men. 

It is most earnestly hoped that the plan of instituting a graduate club 
house with the chapters in New York, which was proposed and some> 
what favorably discussed last spring, may soon take effect. Such a 
scheme would not only enhance the interests of the resident charges, but 
be of great convenience to the graduates. 

The editor and publisher should be congratulated upon the neat ap- 
pearance of the last Shibi«d. The new cut was quite symbolical of the 
fraternity, and, while the charge letters "were complete and exceedingly 
interesting, the introduction of the graduate, and undergraduate personals 
added much^to the usefulness of and interest taken in the several depart- 


We regret to note the departure of Brother A. B. Cole from our midst; 
he intends to leave us to study law. 

Brother Patterson has lately been elected to the presidency of his class, 
a position sought after by all. 

Brother Trafford has received the presidency of Phrenocosmia, while 
Brother Goebel acts as its secretary. 

As college work has but just fairly begun, fraternity news is rather 
scarce. Pi Deuteron sends her best wishes to the charges for a most 
prosperous and successful year. 

Brother G. de Quesada, '88, has been enjoying himself at Saratoga this 

Brother Tuska, *88, has returned from his trip to Europe. 

Brother A. Anthon, '89, now at the Naval academy in Annapolis, Md., 
was in New York a few weeks ago on ftirlough. 

Brother Patterson, '90, spent his vacation in the White mountains. 

Brother Goebel, '92, passed the summer in the Adirondacks. 

Brother Trafford, '91, spent his summer in the Berkshire hills. 

Brother Cole, '92, summered in the New England states. 

Brothers Parker, '92, and Bogart, 90, enjoyed themselves at Sayville, 
L. I. 

Brothers Collins, '91, //, and Landes, '89, of P, have opened business in 
the city. We wish them the best of success in their new imdertaking. 



The college year opens up very satisfactorily. We are getting along 
nicely, have made great improvements, and thus far have had one ad- 
dition, which we consider a very good one. On Saturday night we ex- 
pect to take in a few more. We have just got the men we wanted, and 
although the other fraternities have coped with us, we have come out 
victorious in every instance. We will try faithfully to make our organ- 
ization a good and beneficial one to all who join us, and we feel sure of 
success. Brother Oliver is a member of the College foot ball team. 
Brother Coville of the Grand lodge is with us to-day. He came from 
Lehigh university last night, and will to-night return to New York. Last 
evening we had a jolly reception in our rooms, and Brother Coville 
seemed to enjoy himself very much. 



It is a source of regret to all members of Psi that its Commencement 
letter did not reach the publisher in time to be inserted in the grandest 
edition of the Shield ever presented to the fraternity, i While Psi's space 
was a small one we all feel lik^ congratulating one another on our repre- 

l86 THE SHISLiy. 

sentative magazine, and, in unison, thanking Brother Holmes for his ef- 
forts in bringing the Shibi«d to its present position among fraternity 

Commencement news will be considered very old I fear; but we will be 
pardoned, I know, if for the benefit of absent ones a brief account be 
given of the 77th Commencement of Hamilton, the 22d in the history of 
Psi charge. This was the first Commencement when we could proudly 
welcome our brethren to our charge house — ^the largest in Clinton — and 
saying, "What is ours is yours," make them feel that they were welcome. 
During the early portion of June we completed the furnishing of the 
house and made it more comfortable and home-like; and now we are 
quite satisfied with the appointments. The spacious halls tinted in terra- 
cotta have a cheering effect upon those who enter the wide portal, and 
this effect is increased by the other rooms which open into one another 
by folding doors. The parlor is furnished in tints of cream, in striking 
contrast to the reception room opening into it and the large hall through 
folding doors. This room, and in fact all the rooms on the first floor, are 
finished in hard woods. The massive fire place and mantel and large bay 
window, with old blue as the predominant tint of walls and ceiling make 
this one of the most pleasant of dining halls. In such a room as this we 
can truly relish the appetizing lines of Owen Meredith: 

O hour of all hours, the most bless'd upon earth, 
Blessed hour of our dinners ! 

The apartments of the members of the charge are upon the second 
floor, comfortable and pleasant, overlooking the village of Clinton and 
the broad valleys of the Oriskany and Mohawk. Sixteen persons may be 
accommodated, but during Commencement week we can find room for 
an almost unlimited number. The lodge room is upon the third floor. 

Such was the house in which we received our alumni graduates. 

The interest of all centered of course upon the efforts of the three Theta 
Delts in the class of '89; yet the prize speakers received their share of 
attention as they should in this "home of modem oratory." 

On Sunday, June 23, occurred the Baccalaureate sermon by President 
Darling, and in the evening the address before the Y. M. C. A. of the 
college. Yet all were looking forward to the next evening. Brother E. 
H. Northrup was to be one of the five chosen from the Sophomore class 
and Brother H. Z. Jenkins one of the four chosen from the Freshman 
class to compete for the McKinney prizes in declamation in their respect- 
ive classes. An immense audience, completely filling the Stone church, 
inspired the contestants to their best efforts. Brother Lucas, of Meridian, 
made the prayer in opening. The speaking was excellent and fiilly equal 
to the best of former years. By the announcement Brother Northrop re- 
ceived the first award in the Sophomore and Brother Jenkins the second 
in the Freshman class. The storm of applause that followed plainly 
showed that the decision was acceptable to all. 


Tuesday was Campus Day, followed in the evening by the annual de- 
bate. Brothers Chapin and Rogers were our representatives at the latter 
and with reason could Psi be proud of the efforts of her sons on this oc- 

Class Day exercises on Wednesday were attended by a very large au- 
dience, and well were those repaid who sat and listened. Brother Chapin 
as orator, delivered one of the best orations ever heard on any Class day, 
and received many congratulations upon his effort. As chairman of the 
presentation committee Brother Pardee presided with ease and grace and 
the applause which frequently interrupted him evinced the directness and 
aptness of many of the presents. 

But to Theta Delts, Wednesday evening was the great attraction. At 
the Alumni reunion at the Stone church, Brother J. H. Ecob, '68, of Al- 
bany, was poet. Brother Ecob's renown as a friend of the Muses is not 
alone among his fraternity brethren, and not alone they listened to his 
excellent production. While these were being entertained at the exer- 
cises, preparations were in progress for a complimentary banquet to our 
Alimini at the chapterhouse, and at 11 o'clock a jolly company sat down 
at Psi's board. Twenty-five were present and partook of the viands. 
John D. Cary, '84, presided as toastmaster in his excellent and character- 
istic manner. Speeches, abounding in stories and pleasant recollections, 
spirit and loyalty to Theta Delta Chi, followed fast upon each other. 
The following were called upon and responded: Dr. Wallace B. Lucas, 
'66; Prof. A. G. Benedict, '72; Prof. Charles A. Borst, '81; James P. 
Olney, '79; S. W. Petrie, '76; M. E. Powers, '86; Joel J. Squier, '87; 
Duncan C. Lee, '91. Among the letters of regret were those from Dr. 
R. L. Bachman, '71; Hon. J. H. Cunningham, '66; Hon. John T. Knox, 
'67, and Dr. J. H. Ecob, '68. At a late hour, after a toast of respect and 
memory to Omega charge, the company withdrew. Pleasant memories 
certainly cluster aroimd the twenty-6econd anniversary of our charge. 
Each felt more deeply the interests of the charge and all realized more 
than ever what is the secret of true Theta Deltism. The banquet was a 
decided success, and the only regret is that every member, past and 
present, could not have been with us. We trust every one will make it 
a point not to be absent next year. 

On Thursday, Brothers Rogers, Pardee and Chapin formally finished 
their course and were graduated with honors. Brother Rogers made two 
appearances — one with the second honor, the Latin Salutatory, and one 
as Head Prize Orator. While in college, Brother Rogers* record is: First 
Essay Prize, Freshman year; Second Essay Prize, Sophomore year; Prize 
Declamation Appointment, Sophomore year; First Greek Prize, Sopho- 
more year; |200 Greek Scholarship, Junior year; Classical Medal, Junior 
year; Second French Prize, Junior year; Head Oration Prize, Senior 

i88 The shibi«d» 

year; Fixst German Prize, Senior year; Prize Debate Appointment, Senior 
year; Salutatorian, and $BK election. He has been greatly interested 
in everything pertaining to class or college matters, and as President of 
the Athletic Association placed Hamilton for the first time at the head of 
the New York State Inter>Collegiate Association. He has given up his 
intention of pursuing a post-graduate course in Greek at Johns Hopkins 
during the coming year. Before he follows out his plans he will be Prin- 
cipal of the Booneville, N. Y., Academy. 

Brother Chapin captured in college : First Essay Prize, second subject, 
Freshman year; First Essay Prize, Sophomore year, and First Story 
Prize, given by the Hamilton Literary Monthly ^ 1887; received Clark 
Prize Appointment, Senior year, and Prize Debate Appointment, Senior 
year; and was elected editor of the Hamilton Literary Monthly and 
Class Day Orator, Senior year. As a writer Brother Chapin stands very 
high and his poetry has received marked attention even outside of the 
college world. He has spent his summer at Richfield Springs, where he 
has been gaining strength for his new year's work. He will enter Union 
Theological Seminary, New York, at the opening of the session. His 
appointment to Brooklyn Pol3rtechnic Institute was declined. 

Brother Pardee in Junior year was editor of The Hamiltonian and re- 
ceived second Essay Prize. Upon his graduation he was elected a mem- 
ber of the 9 BK society on account of his high grade. He takes with 
him from college the enviable reputation of being the best speaker in his 
class, as he obtained the first prize in declamation Freshman year, and 
was able to sustain his record during his course. Law is his chosen pro- 
fession, and in the pursuit of this he may be found in the Onondaga 
County Savings Bank building, Syracuse, N. Y., in the offices of Stone, 
Gannon & Petit. 

The best wishes of Psi accompany these three brothers of '89 who have 
gone out, not from the active work oi & ^ X — for we hope the interest 
in their charge will never abate — but from the intimate relations that we 
have sustained to them and they to us. We hope that success will attend 
them, and that they will ever be an honor to their charge and the fra- 
ternity at large. We trust they will be seen many times a year at the 
charge home. There is where they and all other loyal brothers will re- 
ceive hearty welcome. 

One of the great pleasures of Commencement week was the presence 
of so many Theta Delt sisters in Clinton. Among others was Mrs. Frank 
G. Allen, of Dodge Centre, Minn., until recently known to almost all the 
brothers as Miss J. Genevieve Ives. She still retains her active interest 
in IP, as many lovely additions to our house plainly show. She takes 
with her to her western home the good will and " brotherly love " of all 
of Psi*s members. 

Our library is increasing, but by no means as rapidly as we would wish 
or had reason to hope that it would. We desire to thank most heartily 


those of our alumni who have aided us by contributions of books of ref- 
erence, etc. They have been of much service to us ahready in our de- 
bates and discussions. We again earnestly solicit from our W brethren 
all books which they feel would be valuable additions to our library and 
not a material loss to their own. We ask this in order that we may have 
more aids to a successiiil course of research in college work. 

Brother Perine, '90, has been elected president of the Y. M. C. A. of 
the college. He was one of the delegates from Hamilton to Moody's 
Northfield School at the July Conference, and reports very successful 
meetings and profitable study. 

Brother Northrop, '91, spent a portion of his vacation at Coming and 
the Thousand Islands, as well as at his home at Elbridge. 

From city, village and country we again return to our college and fra- 
ternity work. The outlook for the future is a joyful and encouraging 
one, and we intend to make it all that the indications predict. Let us 
each strive to have the objects of our fraternity so thoroughly instilled 
into our hearts that we all may be more truly inspired by the same lofly 
aspiration toward a purer and nobler manhood. 

Irving N. Gere, '84, closed out his grocery business in which he has 
been engaged for three years, and is now secretary and treasurer of the 
Hotchkins Carriage Co., 118 Furnace street, Syracuse, N. Y. His resi- 
idence is at loi Bridge street. 

Fred J. Swifl. '85, who has been an instructor in the Brookl3m Poly- 
technic Institute since leaving colllege, during the summer is attending 
the Sauver School of Languages at Oswego, N. Y., preparatory to taking 
a theological course next year. 

James D. Rogers, '89, salutatorian and one of the most popular men in 
his class, will be principal of the Union School at Boonville, N. Y., for 
the coming year. 

Edwin H. Willard, '90, left college at the end of his Sophomore year 
to enter the ofl5ce of the Boonville, N. Y,, Herald ^ edited by his brothers, 
During the past year he has taken unto himself a wife and is now with 
one of his brothers engaged in editing and publishing the Fort Plain 
(N. Y.) Standard. 

Charles W. E. Chapin, Hamilton, '89, will enter Union Theological 
Seminary next fall. 

J. H. Pardee, '89, will spend a year in the law office of Stone, Gannon 
& Petit, Syracuse, N. Y., preparatory to taking a course in Columbia Law 

Clark H. Timerman, '87, is with the law firm of Williams & Potter, 
220 Main street, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Myron E. Powers, *86, is principal of schools at Port Jefierson, N. Y. 
Mrs. Powers and son accompany him. 

Rev. L. Wilcox, '86, has a pastorate in New Hampshire. 


Air— Sulalie. 


Grand Theta Delta Chi I 

Star of our love. 
Gleam while thv golden light 

Shines from above ! 
And ever shall thy sons 

Praise raise to thee 
B'er shall thy lambent flame 

Stream o'er the seas. 


Thy black shall fill the sky 

In storm and gale; 
Thy white o'erspread the earth 

In winter pale ; 
Thy blue is fair above 

Mid summer skies 
What e'er may be our lot 

Thy name we'll prize. 


The shield shall be our stay 

In distant lands ; 
Whether mid northern snows 

Or desert sands. 
Our hearts are ever thine 

Till time is o'er ; 
Our love we pledge to thee 

Forever more. 

Mbrton I«. Kimball, Eta, '87. 


Air — America. 

Hail to our stars so dear 
Shining with all good cheer. 

To them we sing. 
Bright is our golden shield 
Whose fair and spotless field 
Those stars with glory gild 

Honor to bring, 

Follow our arrows true 
Which on their field of blue 

Show us the wav. 
That way lies on before 
While stars bright shining o'er 
I«ead onward evermore 

Unto the day. 

I«et our keen daggers' steel 
Make every foeman feel 

Strong is thy arm. 
Still may that scroll so bright 
In Theta Delt's soft light 
Keep us in life's stem fight 

Safe from all harm. 

Then O our Trinity 
True Theta DelU Chi, 

Dearer than life ; 
Let every brother true 
'Neath the black, white and blue 
Guard both your shield and you 

Safe in the strife. 

E. A. Start, Tufts, '84. 




^Seta : ©effa : ©Si. 

Fouaded in 1869. Re-Establistaed in 1884 

©HETA Delta (©hi. 

tS'^KBUSVMO M \iH\OH CO\.\.tQt \«M 


Theodore B. Brown, 

William G. Aiken, 

William Hyslop, 

Samuel F, Wile, 

Abel Beach, 

Andrew H, Green. 




Union College, 



Ballston Law School, 



Cornell University. 

Gamma, - - - 


University of Vermont, 

Gamma Deuteron, - 


University of Michigan. 



Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Epsilon, - - - 


College of William and Mary. 

Epsilon Deuteron, 


Yale University. 

Zeta, - - - - 


Brown University. 

Eta, - - - - 


Bowdoin College. 



Kenyon College, 

Iota, - - - 


Harvard University, 

Kappa, - - - 


Tufts College. 

Lambda, - - - 


New York Graduate Charge, 

Lambda, - - . 


Boston University. 



University of North Carolina, 

Mu Deuteron, 


Amherst College. 

Nu, • - ' 


University of Virginia, 

Nu Deuteron, 


Lehigh University. 



Hobart College. 

Omicron, - - 


Wesleyan University. 

Omicron Deuteron, - 


Dartmouth College. 



fefferson College. 

Pi Deuteron, 


College of the City of New York. 



University of South Carolina. 

Rho Deuteron, 


Columbia College. 

Sigma, - - - 


Dickinson College. 

Tau, - - - - 


College ofNewfersey {Princeton^ 

Upsilon, - - - 


University of Lewisburg. 

/%/, ... - 


Lafayette College. 



University of Rochester. 



Hamilton College. 

1889. Gr^AND LCODGE. I890. 

ARTHUR I/. BARTLETT, 113 Devonshire St., Room 37, Boston, Mass. 


FREDERIC CARTER, 36 Elm Street, New Haven, Conn. 


J. C. HALLOCK, Delta Hall, Troy, N. Y. 

CI^Y W. HOLMES, Elmira, N. Y. 

CBAmes suzTaRO. 

Beta - - - Wai^TPR J. VoSK, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Gamma Deuteron J. H. Winans, 45 So. Thayer St. Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Delta - - J. C. HAI.1.0CK, Delta Hall, Troy, N. Y. 

Epsilon Deuteron Chas. B. Spruce, 36 Elm St., New Haven, Conn. 

Zeta - - Fred M. Rhodes, 75 Chestnut St., Providence, R. I. 

Eta - - - B. O. RiDi^N, Brunswick, Me. 

Iota - - - E. S. Griffing, ii Stoughton, Cambridge, Mass. 

Kappa - - F. W. Perkins, College Hill, Mass. 

Lambda - - Ai^bert Candwn, 39 Holyoke Street, Boston, Mass. 

Mu Deuteron - E. D. Daniei^S, Amherst, Mass. 

Nu Deuteron - J. M. Beaumont, 237 South New St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Xi - - - Chas C. Hoff, Geneva, N. Y. 

Omicron Deuteron V. A. DoTV, Hanover, N. H. 

Pi Deuteron - Forrest R. Trafford, 40 E. 26th St., New York. 

Pko Deuteron - R. G. Dii^worth, Columbia College, New York. 

Sigma - - Sam S. Wai,i,ace, Carlisle, Pa. 

P/ii - - - W. L. Sanderson, Easton, Pa. 

Psi ' - . Duncan C. Lee, Clinton, N. Y. 


Beta - - - Max McEIinnby, No. 36 Tioga St., Ithaca, N. Y. 

Gamma Deuteron W. H. Buixbr, 48 Thompson St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Delta - - J. C. Haixock, Delto Hall, Troy, N. Y. 

Epsilon Deuteron Eugbnb B. Sanger, 36 Elm St., New Haven, Conn. 

Iota ... Max A. Kii«vERT, II Stoughton, Cambridge, Mass. 

Kappa - - W. L. Ricketts, College HUl, Mass. 

Lambda - - W. E. Fisher, 39 Holyoke St., Boston, Mass. 

Afu Deuteron - A. W. Crocket, Amherst, Mass. 

Nu Deuteron - P. A. Merrick, 237 South New St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Xi ' - - C. Hoff, Geneva, N. Y. 

Omicron Deuteron F. W. Pi,ummer, Hanover, N. H. 

Pi Deuteron - Geo. C. Goebbi,, 235 7th St., New York City. 

Rho Deuteron - Frank N. Dodd, 13 W. 42 N. Y. City. 

Sigma - - C. J. Hepburn, Carlisle, Pa. 

/%« - - - R. C. Bryant, Easton, Pa. 

Psi - - - Duncan C. LEE, Clinton, N. Y. 

O. S. Davis, White River Junction, Vt. 




Dr. D. Pardee, A 52, Ptesident, Pulton, N. Y. 


Seth p. Smith, O A 82, President, Boston, Mass. 

P. W. Perkins, K '91, Seify and Treas., College Hill, Mass. 


Hon. E. O. Graves, President, Washington, D. C. 
Ai^EX M. Rich, Seify and Treas,, Reisterstown, Md. 


Hon. Wii*lis S. Paine, H'esident, 

Vice Presidents. 

Hon. Samuei, D. Morris, James Cruikshank, LL. D., Pranki,in 


Smith, U. S. A., Chari«es R. Mii«i«er. 

Executive Committee. 

Benjamin Dougi«ass, Jr., Chairman. 

Chari«es D. Marvin, Sec'y and Treas. 

A. W. NicotL, H. G. H. Tarr, I. P. Pardee, Ralph H. Brandreth, 

Robert H. Eddy, Jacques B. Juvenal, Robert Payne, 

Charles V. Mapes, Webster R. Walklev. 


Hon. Daniel N. I^ockwood, I^es. Henry Chace, 5^r> and Treas. 
S. Douglass Cornell, ist Vice Pres. Jacob Spahn, 2d Vice Pres. 


new irORE CITY. 







A. L. COVILLE, 147 W. 6ist street, New York. 

C D. MARVIN. 18 WaU St., New York. 




A banquet will be held on the second Friday evening of each month. 
It is expected that a club house will soon be procured. 



UOZi. U. DBGBMBBI^, 1889. UO. ft. 

BIQCH. V«H\V.t 9>W\WiS SH S?lkCt THt PtHOtHl Ci\.OBl. 


Tell me, my soul, canst not thou speak? 

What lies beyond this vale of tears? 
Why is this body here so weak 

It scarce endures its threescore years? 

When thou'rt released from prison cell, 

Where wilt thou soar on eagle wing? 
Where is the place where thou wilt dwell ? 

Where is that world without a sting? 

Where is the heaven of which we're told? 

Where is thy home beyond the sky? 
Where is the place whose streets are gold? 

What means it all ? thou canst not die ? 

The worm enshrouds a golden wing, 

A captive bound, it cannot fly ; 
Released, it soars with birds that sing, 

And mounts from earth up toward the sky. 

Tell me my soul, what art thou like ? 

With all my thought I cannot find 
Of me thou art, yet thou art not 

Of body part— nor of the mind. 

Art thou of God— like unto Him 

Who breathed I«ife's breath when He formed man 
In image like unto Himself? 

Tell me, my soul, speak whilst thou can. 

— W. R. Walkley. 

192 THS SHIBU>. 


The forty-third annual convention assembled in Young's 
Hotel, Boston, November 20th, and was called to order at 
10 A. M. by President Bartlett. A Committee on Credentials 
was at once appointed, consisting of Bro*s. G. H. Spencer A, 
W. L. Kimball H, and E. L. Ehlers n\ 

The committee reported the following delegations as 
already present : Delta Charge, Rensselaer Polytechnic — Grad- 
uate, S. P. Smith; undergraduates, J. C. Hallock, F. W. 
Plummer. Epsilon Charge, Yale University — Graduate, Louis 
DuBois; tmdergraduates, E. G. Ware, F. Carter. Zeta 
Charge, Brown University — Graduate, Rev. S. U. Shearman; 
undergraduates, Edward Stinness, Herbert F. Gould. Eta 
Charge, Bowdoin College — Graduate, W. L. Kimball ; under- 
graduates, H. M. Webb, C. E. Riley. Kappa Charge, Tufts 
College — Graduate, F. W. Hamilton ; undergraduates, Stephen 
Rounds, W. L. Ricketts. I^ambda Charge, Boston University 
— Graduate, F. G. Wheat; undergraduates, G. H. Spencer, 
Albert Candlin. Mu Charge, Amherst College — Graduate, 
W. V. Gray ; undergraduates, H. K. Whitaker. U. P. Avery. 
Omicron Charge, Dartmouth College — Graduate, R. S. Bart- 
lett; undergraduates, J. B. Benton, G. M.Watson. Pi D. Charge, 
College City of New York — Undergraduates, F. H. Patterson, 
E. C. Ehlers. Rho D. Charge, Columbia College — Graduate, A. 
L. Coville ; undergraduate, James A. Murtha. Sigma 
Charge, Dickinson College — E. S. Griffing ; undergraduates, 
C. W-Webbert, S. S. WaUace. Phi Charge, Lafayette College 
— Graduate, Clay W. Holmes ; undergraduates, George K. 
Hertzog, W. A. Jones. Psi Charge, Hamilton College — Grad- 
uate, Sherman Brown ; undergraduates, Robert B. Perine, 
Duncan C. Lee. 

After the convention was thus organized all persons not 
members of the fraternity were excluded from the room and the 
business was begun. The Committee on Credentials reported 
the arrival of the delegates from Beta Charge, Cornell Univer- 


sity— William R. Webster and Thomas B. Van Dom, under- 

The following graduate brothers were introduced to the 
convention and spoke words of love and interest for the fra- 
ternity of their college days, affirming that the friendships then 
formed still follow them : Clay W. Holmes, business manager 
of the Elmira Advertiser ; Rev. Fred N. Upham, Reading ; 
Henry C. Meserve, assistant clerk of the superior court. 

The following were appointed a Committee on the Minutes 
of the last convention : Clay W. Holmes, J. C. Hallock, 
William R. Webster. 

The regular business of the convention was then proceeded 
with in order. The new constitution ratified by the difiFerent 
charges was taken up for final passage and adopted. The 
charges rendered full and flattering reports, showing all to be 
in a prosperous condition. Several charges reported the pros- 
pect of chapter-houses in the near future. Especial enthusiasm 
was aroused by the Bpsilon Deuteron report. They acknowl- 
edged the gift of one thousand dollars from Bro. Frederic Carter 
of the Grand I^dge as a beginning. Several subscriptions 
have since been made and we predict that Yale will soon add 
another chapter house bearing upon it our mystic emblems. 

During the sessions of the convention old graduates con- 
tinued to drop in and were introduced, all showing by their 
presence and good words that their love for Theta Delta Chi 
was still their guiding star. Among those presented were, the 
Hon. Augustus S. Miller, speaker R. I. House Representatives, 
who said that he had expected to be present at our banquet, 
but finding that it would be impossible, he had come to spend 
the day with us as a proof of his love for the good old fraternity 
which even the excitement of political life could not eradicate; 
Gen. Henry G. Thomas, U. S. A, Portland, Me.; E. D. Kim- 
ball, Wichita, Kansas; E. ly. Peltier, Troy, N. Y.; O. S. 
Davis, White River Junction, Vt. ; G. M. Granger, St. Paul, 
Minn., and many others, including nearly all the resident 
graduates of the Lambda Charge, were in during the progress of 
the convention. The reporter depended on the minutes of the 


convention to get the full list and is obliged to use his memory 
as the minutes have not yet been issued and the Shield being 
already overdue, must go to press. Those whose names are 
not mentioned will please accept this explanation. 

Much business was transacted during the three days of the 
convention. Entire harmony reigned and the attendance was 
flattering. All the delegates were in their places at every ses- 
sion, many visitors were present and the room was crowded 
during the entire time. 

A full report of Vol. IV and V of the Shield was rendered 
and referred to a committee consisting of Bro's E. S. Griffing, 
Duncan C. Lee and J. C. Hallock. This committee reported 
that they had examined the report and found it entirely satis- 
factory. They recommended that the entire management of 
the Shield, both editorial and financial, be entrusted to Bro. 
Clay W. Holmes for a term of five years without restriction of 
any kind. The report and recommendation were adopted 

At the last session all other business having been satis- 
factorily disposed <Jf, the election of the Grand Lodge for the 
ensuing year was proceeded with. Brother A. L. Bartlett was 
re-elected President ; Bro. Frederic Carter, Secretary and J. C. 
Hallock of the Delta, Treasurer. Their installation followed 
and after the customary complimentary resolutions had been 
passed, the forty-third convention was closed in due form at 
two o'clock on Friday afternoon. This convention will pass 
into history as the most successful ever held since the estab- 
lishment of the Grand Lodge — or we may safely say — of the 
fraternity. Much of this is certainly due to the ability of the 
presiding ofl&cer, whose familianly with parliamentary law, and 
prompt decisions saved much time and discussion. The Grand 
Lodge of 1888 and '89 have reason to be proud of the success 
which attended their administration, and the fraternity at 
large should congratulate themselves that such material can be 
found in our ranks. We bespeak prosperity and success for 
our fraternity during the current year. 



On Friday evening at 8:30, a double file of Theta Belts, 
eighty strong, headed by President Bartlett and Toast Master 
Holmes marched into the room which had only been vacated 
by the Convention late in the afternoon. The sight which 
met our eyes was soul inspiring. Directly in front of us on 
the opposite side of the room was placed upon the table of 
honor a jewel of great brilliancy, which evoked a spontaneous 
and hearty cheer from the boys as they filed into the hall, and 
could the fair maidens, whose love for Theta Delta Chi prompted 
the presentation of so beautiful a gift, have been present, they 
would have been fully repaid for the delicate and affectionate 
token. The tender glances which the Lambda boys cast upon 
it revealed the delight which filled their bosoms, and there 
seemed to be more Cupid's arrows in the room than those which 
glittered on the emblem. The jewel referred to was a beauti- 
ful floral shield, representing the badge of Theta Delta Chi, 
and was presented by the Eta charge of the Alpha Phi fra- 

When the vociferous cheer had subsided, and the places 
had been assigned, while yet standing, Bro. Hamilton invoked 
the Divine blessing, and the boys took their places at the 
tables, which were richly spread. The Lambda song boots, 
and the menus were laid by each plate, — and such a menu, — 
only excelled in beauty by the floral shield, a folded parch- 
ment, bound by a silver cord, bearing upon its face a t)T)ical 
design, painted in the highest style of art, so beautiful that 
with one accord they were laid aside as souvenirs of the occa- 
sion. No greater proof of their elegance need be cited than 
to state that not one was left behind after the banquet was 

After three courses had been served, with Bro. J. B. Ben- 
ton presiding at the piano, one of Lambda's songs was sung, 
and the spirit with which it was rendered proved that every 
one was happy. During the entire banquet, various other 


songs were given with the same happy zest. It is needless to 
dwell upon the eating portion. Those who were there will, I 
think, testify that everything was as fine as the most fastid- 
ious epicure could desire. 

At eleven o'clock, after the feast was over. President Bart- 
lett called to order, and in a few well chosen words introduced 
as the orator of the evening. Gen. Henry G. Thomas, Eta, '58, 
who entertained his hearers with a witty speech on College 
Reminiscences. He referred to the athletics of the present day 
as compared with the gymnastics of the yager and hen roost 
in his time. 

The poet of the evening, Bro. O. S. Davis, Dartmouth, 
was introduced, and treated us to a poem; the product of an 
hour, delivered in his usual happy style. The text will be 
found on another page. 

After another song. President Bartlett, expressing his 
regret that the toast master appointed for the evening was 
unable to be present, called upon Bro. Clay W. Holmes to 
perform the duties of the occasion. Bro. Holmes, after a 
few introductory remarks, presented the following post pran- 
dial soup. 

The Lambda Charge, responded to by Bro. G. H. Spencer. 
Bro. Spencer, after relating a Hardshell Baptist story, said that 
Lambda charge was represented by twenty of her active mem- 
bers, and had turned out thus strongly to welcome the Con- 
vention. He referred in touching words to the beautiful em- 
blem presented by Alpha Phi, and with such forceful eloquence 
that some of his hearers breathed the cruel suspicion that per- 
haps the Eta charge of Alpha Phi contained some jewel whose 
heart some day would beat in one accord with his own, and 
an Alpha Phi be transferred to the ranks of Theta Delta Chi. 
The same sentiment seemed to be shadowed in the fond gaze 
of other Lambda brothers. We refrain, however, frx>m giving 
away their names. In concluding his very happy response, 
he presented on behalf of the Lambda charge to the visiting 
brothers the Lambda song books which were on the board. 

The Grand Lodge was responded to by President Bartlett, 


who in a few well chosen words expressed the kind feelings 
which exist between the charges of the fraternity and the 
Grand I^ge. He also reviewed the work of the past year 
briefly, and expressed his hopes for the coming^ executive 

Our Legal Brethren, responded to by Bro. Seth P. Smith. 
It was the opinion of those present from the facetious remarks 
made by Bro. Smith that he had eaten too much soup. 

Our Professors and Teachers, responded to by O. S. Davis, 
who related some school yams which were so funny that the 
amount of laughter created drove all ideas from the reporter's 
brain and pen, so that no record can be handed down to pos- 
terity of this wonderful speech. 

The Alchemist's Crucible, responded to by Bro. Frederic 
Carter. Bro. Carter had glasses on which enabled him to see 
in the crucible many things unknown to us. One thing we 
could all see, however, and that was that behind the glasses 
there was much wit. 

The Fair Sex, was responded to by Bro. A. H. Webbert. 
Reference was made to the old Chi Delta Theta chapter of 
ladies, and a number of pleasant incidents in connection there- 
with were related. 

At this point the following letters and telegrams were 
read from absentees: 

Syracuse, Nov. 20, 1889. 

To the Officers of the Banquet at 4$d Annual Convention of Theta 
Delta Chi: 

Genti^Emen — ^I regret very much that I cannot attend the Conven- 
tion or Banquet, an invitation to which has been kindly sent me. 

Wishing those present every enjoyment, and heartily sympathizing 
with the objects and associations connected with the occasion, I beg leave 
to offer the subjoined sentiment, and am 

Pratehially and faithfully yours, 

A. H. Green, A '49. 

Here'8 a health to Alma Mater! 

Here's to Theta Delta ChisI 
They will ne'er betray nor barter 

I^ove for gain beneath the skies! 


Reisterstown, Maryjland, Nov. 2otli, 1889. 

Dear Brothers in & J X: 

The Southern Graduate Association of Theta Delta Chi sends love 
and fraternal greetings to the Brothers now assembled in Convention at 
Young's Hfttel, Boston, and wishes them all a very happy time. May we 
all year by year warm up to a deeper and truer love and appreciation of 
our fraternity and inspire in our younger and undergraduate Brothers, 
that undying love for the fraternity, which will prevent all ruptures, and 
will guard that sacred vow. One and all of you are earnestly invited to 
attend our Fourth Annual Meeting and Banquet to be held in Baltimore, 
Maryland, early in January. All who would like to be present then or 
have any idea of attending, will have full particulars sent them in due 
time if they will send their names and address to 

Yours fraternally, Ajlex M. Rich, 

Secretary and Treasurer of the Southern Graduate Association of Theta 
Delta ChL 

New York, Nov. 22, 1889. 

Theta Delta Chi Banquet, Young's Hotels Boston: 

Business detains me. Heart with you. Love to all. 

Fraternally, F. Goodwin. 

Our Future, responded to by Bro. A. L. Coville. Our Ab- 
sent Brothers, responded to by Bro. M.* L. Kimball. The 
hour being late, the hotel authorities requested that the ban- 
quet be closed, therefore all other toasts were omitted. A ris- 
ing vote of thanks was tendered to Eta charge of Alpha Phi 
for the beautiful floral emblem, also to Bro. Kimball, of Roch- 
ester, for the customary Convention cigarettes, without which 
our Convention would be a failure. 

A resolution of fraternal good will was offered for the 
boys at the University of Michigan so soon to be adopted into 
the fraternity under the banner of Gamma Deuteron, which 
was adopted with the loudest applause. The banquet then 
rose, and in silence drank to the Omega charge, after which 
the boys quietly dispersed and repaired to Bro. Bartlett's room, 
which by the way was general headquarters during the Con- 
vention, and when the writer left, the **wee small hours were 
crowding close upon the mom.*' The good byes were said, 
and thus ended the most successful Convention which Theta 
Delta Chi has ever had. 





With wine and ''i^th wassail the feasts of the Saxons were crowned, 

A wreath and a song made the runners at Elis renowned 

And ne'r will the voice of the minstrel and singer be mute 

Though the roar of to-day dim the sound of the lyre and the lute. 

Sweet spirit of song from the wayside rose-dashed by the June 

And doudlands of fancy, I'd fain catch the exquisite tune 

That steals with its sweetness and strength o'er hearts that are weary 

And lessens or lightens the days that are darkened and dreary. 

In blindness the masters of men lead the ranks of the blind. 

Unjust is their judgment and feeble the force of their mind 

If only the Here and the Now are the goals that they see. 

For the worth of mankind lies in what it is striving to be. 

Transcending the sphere of the sense and the world of the real, 

Resplendent with truth is the land of the perfect ideal. 

Its visions and voices more valid, its message more clear 

Than those which the world gives the heart or the mind or the ear. 

The present's strong hope and the pledge of the future is here. 

Though critics may carp and the many pass by with a sneer, 

With flintlock and psalm book the Puritan sat in his pew. 

The sermon was long and its theme had a sulphurous hue. 

'Twas thus the foundation was laid with a grimness and force 

Which years have found stable and strong in their hurrying'course. 

Supreme was his faith if the width of horizon was small: 

Serene was his conduct wherever duty might call. 

That others were chosen 'and free he had never belie vedj 

Yet his zeal was sincere and he never was fieilse though deceived. 

Years fled, but the seed that was sown by the Puritan's hand 

Bore fruit when the minute man's shot had been heard thro' the land. 

Again at the cry of the wronged came the contest for right 

Till freedom emerged from the gloom of that terrible night, 

Unscathed in the conflict, bare-browed to the beams of the sun, 

Regirded with strength since the heat of the battle begun. 

To-day when the sword has been bent to the shape of the share 

Fraternity crowns with its garlands what war has laid bare, 

Philosophy too blended beauty with rapine and waste, 

Knobled the slave whom his merciless brothers abased. 

With zeal Transcendentalists followed the plans they had laid, 

And learned that a thistle will prick, that a spade is a spade. 

The world of their dreams disappeared wiien they met face to face. 

For they failed to bridge over the space between gingham and lace; 

And yet with the moonshine and words of an ominous roll 

They stood for the worth of the man, the dominion of soul. 

The wind had a song and a voice had the boisterous sea. 

Through which from his maker they learned that the creature is free. 

To freedom add justice and culture that clothes and conceals 

Like ivy the patches of shade that time always reveals. 

And flushed by the sunshine resplendent a picture we gain 

Of the fairest ideal Americans fain would attain. 


The miller sees mills, while the fkrmer sees fields in the stream, 
And each at his labor is chasing a favorite dream; 
The smith at the anvil is shaping the shoe of his thought 
And never is wholly content with the work he has wrought. 
For poet and ploughman alike is the rest of the life, 
A something to gain at the cost of their turmoil and strife, 
Though homely the virtues and simple the goal that they place 
With more rugged vigor and less of an elq^ant grace, 
Americans facing the future view prospects as grand 
As e'er tempted the wish of the heart or the work of the hand. 
Free, honest and true to one's brother, to self and to God, 
What pathway more noUe and lofty has man ever trod. 
J^ong search after truth, or repose without seeing or knowing 
The mist in the valley or tints on the mountain tops glowing, 
The choice between these is the choice that a wise giver gave 
To fix the broad distance, that separates hero and slave. 
The years of endeavor are long, but attainment is longer 
The force of the present is strong, but the future is stronger; 
The hour that unmans shaU be spent of its strength in an hour 
Unseen and yet real are sources of infinite power. 


No event has occurred, since the establishment of the Epsi- 
lon Deuteron in 1887, so replete with honor to the fraternity 
as the establishment of the Gamma Deuteron at the Univer- 
sity of Michigan. President A. L. Bartlett and Secretary 
Frederic Carter, of the Grand Lodge, accompanied by an em- 
bassy consisting of Bros. C. N. Kendall, ¥^, '82, F. M. Ken- 
dall, B, '78, and Clay W. Holmes, i>, '69, reached Ann Arbor 
on Friday, Dec. 13th. The welcome received from the three 
resident members and the gentlemen who had petitioned for 
the charge was all that could be asked for, and at once set- 
tled the question as to the desirability of a charge in Ann 

In the evening ten Theta Delts, — comprising the Grand 
Lodge, the embassy, and visiting Brothers, Louis C. DuBois, 
Loronzo Burrows, John H. Winans, Charles A. Whittemore 
and Wm. M, Miller, assembled in the rooms of the new charge 
and proceeded to initiate the seven charter applicants, — ^which 
was successfully accomplished in due form and with much im- 


pressiveness. The President presented to the newly made 
brothers their charter and declared the Gamma Deuteron 
formally • established. An organization was at once effected 
with the following charter members: 

Edward S. Warner Jackson, Mich. 

W. H. Butler Allegan, Mich. 

George Rebec Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Geo. T. McGee Jackson, Mich. 

Clarence E. DePuy Jackson, Mich. 

Lyman B. Trumbull Sandstone, Mich. 

Edward R. Cole Vassar, Mich. 

Officers were chosen and an adjournment taken to the banquet 

At eleven o* clock seventeen happy brothers assembled 
around the festive board, and after grace had been said by Bro. 
Kendall the dainty viands were attacked and overcome in good 
style. After the various coiurses had been served President 
Bartlett introduced Bro. C. N. Kendall as the toast master of 
the evening. Bro. Kendall after a few fitting remarks called 
upon Bro. Bartlett who spoke to **The Theta Delta Chi,'' 
Bro. Whittemore * *The Eta as the Eastern Boundary of Our 
•Fraternity. ' * Bro. Holmes * *I/)ve as seen in Theta Delta Chi. ' ' 
Bro. P. M. KendaU *'The Beta Charge." Bro. Winans *The 
Coming Event.*' Bro. Carter **The Epsilon Deuteron." Bro. 
DuBois '*The Pacific field." Bro. Miller **The Delta Charge." 
Each one of the newly created brothers was also called upon, 
and their ready and able responses indicated that a high order 
of ability was concentrated in the charge, which only re- 
quires time to develop this charge into one of the most bril- 
liant stars in our glorious horizon. Time passed swiftly and 
not until four o'clock did the wit cease to flow. Every brother 
present had **toasted" and being too late to begin over again 
good nights were said and the first banquet of Gamma Deuteron 
was over. It has never been our privilege to spend a happier 
evening, and this seemed to be the imiversal expression. 

202 THE SHISI4). 


An oration delivered at the Initiation Banqnet of O^ Nov. i, by 


In the issue of the Dartmouth for Oct. 4, I find a para- 
graph to this effect : One-third of the students of Europe die 
prematurely from the effects of bad habits acquired at college ; 
one third die prematurely from the effects of close confinement 
at their studies ; and the other third govern Europe. 

I will in no way vouch for the truthfulness of the state- 
ment, yet I was struck with the multum in parvo. It put me 
a wondering what becomes of the thousands of young men 
loosed from American colleges. Are they doing all they might 
and ought ? If not in what respect are there short-comings ? 
In what spheres are we, a chapter of a mighty ' fraternity, to 
trim and bum our feeble lights ? 

Then I thought we are as yet in a fitting school preparing 
for entrance into a higher institution which I have christened 
the University of Life. The catalogue is so voluminous that I 
can mention but a few of the advantages which are to be ours. 

It is needless that I expatiate on the wonderful growth of 
this institution, its unfailing endowment, its unsurpassed situ- 
ation, and the renown of its faculty. Every man of us has in 
some measure an appreciation of these characteristics and with 
just pride has said : "This is my own, my native land.'' 

That two-thirds die prematurely, may not be true of 
American collegians, but it is true that college men govern. 
I am told by student friends of the higher university that many 
enter poorly fitted : they are sadly conditioned, handicapped 
for life, and too frequently their deficiencies are never made 
up. But the college man by reason of his superior fit generally 
gets "first division ** and becomes a leader among his fellows. 
He is first in the newspaper world ; first in the pulpit ; first on 
the rostrum ; and first in the supreme judiciary. He is the 
moulder and director of public opinion : And when we reflect 
that the school whither we are tending has an increased attend- 


ance of ten millions per decade we scarce marvel at all that the 
demand for true and patriotic men is imperative. 

The prospectus of that higher university makes mention 
of an increased number of competitive prizes. We, as young 
men of some experience know that these prizes are not to be 
had for the asking ; the test is rigorous, and in the long run 
the man best fitted, the one unencumbered with deficiencies, is 
the first to the goal. You and I answering to the summons of 
a nation are in training for that competition. One day we are 
to enter as freshmen in the great University of Life. Our suc- 
cess then will not depend so much on the ability to **blow our 
horns '* as on personal character and the tension of our brains. 

But few, however, of this college fraternity will enter as or 
ever become facile principes, except in a restricted sense. In 
other words the college product is but mediocre talent furbished 
somewhat by mental gymnastics. As men of talent and not 
of genius, then, our lot is cast among the common people. 
Neither rich, nor poor, nor illiterate, nor profoundly learned, 
both by nature and by environment we are fated ' ' to hold the 
even tenor of our ways ' * at the most to expect but a limited 
influence and a local notoriety. To every one of us who will 
prove a figurehead for the ship of state, there will be five 
hundred to take far less conspicuous stations. Nor oyght we 
of the five hundred to lament our lot. By far the larger num- 
ber of the truly noble of earth are identified with the great 
middle class, while the class as a whole has ever been the 
governor of humanity, regulating alike the arrogance of the 
rich and learned and the fanaticism of the poor and ignorant. 
It was this class, which checking the furious frenzy that throt- 
tled a monarchy and beheaded the monarch, gave a lasting 
impetus to the cause of English liberty. It was this class that 
brought order out of chaos and laid firm the foundations of the 
French Republic. This class in our day champions universal 
liberty and American institutions. If then, our nationality 
ever is imperiled, it will be through the indifference or corrup- 
tion of the class of which you and I and the whole fraternity 
as professional or business men are members. 


In that higher university we shall come under the tuition 
of a very complete corps of instructors. The greatest teachers 
of all time, the patient researches of centuries are to augment 
our own feeble efforts. Some of these instructors speak as in 
an oracle, but there are others whose blatant disciples are heard 
in private and in public ; at times opportune and inopportune. 
Young men may well be incredulous : their sonorous periods 
have too much of the soimding brass. Some speak to us from 
behind the curtains of the past even from prehistoric times ; 
others address us with the directness and fascination of the 
present. The features of some are awry with deceit and cun- 
ning, but those of others are radiant with very truth. Ours 
will be the task to choose between the false and the true. 

The institution of which we are speaking has no record of 
a student who has mastered every science and language and 
literature. The curriculum is too varied, life is too short, the 
day of graduation hastens apace. But there are a few studies 
on the thorough understanding of which depends our own happi- 
ness and preservation of the university itself from confusion and 
anarchy. We are to struggle with such knotty problems as 
the growth of mammonism, illegal balloting, the use of money 
in elections, the desecration of the Sabbath, the race question, 
and greatest of all the saloon vs. civilization. These are a few 
of the problems educational and social of vital import daily 
becoming more portentous. 

Our chief text book will be man, the living man with whom 
we daily associate. The work as a whole comprises a series of 
object lessons arranged on the inductive plan. We have no 
need, however, of being taught from this or any other source 
that the American people have an insatiate thirst for gold, we 
know it ; that education, religion, the ties of kinship, and the 
public weal are sacrificed in the vain attempt to gratify an ever 
increasing passion ; that there are thousands in every state and 
city, devotees of mammon, leading a life selfish and unworthy 
free men of a republic, the perpetuity of which depends largely 
on the public spirit of its citizens. 

But we need the ability to discriminate between the miser 


and the philanthropists, a pernicious and a benevolent tendency. 
Too much stress is put, nowadays, on the desirability of getting 
a good start in the world, which is always construed as mean- 
ing, get all the money you can. A young man may form ever 
so good resolutions, he is influenced by friends, by society, by 
the spirit of the times, and soon finds himself in the vortex. 
He becomes one of those too diligent business men. He is 
honest so long as it is the best policy and no longer. Can it 
be done with impunity, he does not hesitate to exact the 
penny and oppress the poor. He has no time or money for the 
support of so antiquated an institution as the church. He has 
forgotten his early religious instruction save one convenient 
text, ** the man diligent in business shall stand before kings,'* 
and this is a searing iron for his conscience for every violation 
of honor and uprightness. From lack of time and inclination 
he is ignorant of public polity and is easily made the tool of 
cabals and lobbies, and consequently a menace to the state. 
But when we go outside the business world and find those high 
in authority so intent on their own aggrandizement ; so diligent 
in business as to betray their trust for a consideration, what 
lesson ought it teach young men ? 

Now of all others it might be expected that the ministers 
of the gospel would steer clear of this maelstrom ; but too often 
we fear, they too, the young men especially, have an itching 
palm for the patronage of Mammon. To be sure, they spare 
no eloquence or learning in denouncing sin in the abstract ; 
they lament the remissness of the church in standing for the 
enforcement of law ; they heap imprecations on the heads of 
Camegnie, Sheridan Shook and the saloonists ; they wax 
grandly eloquent over the general relapse of morality and virtue, 
but how many have the courage to say '* Thou art the man ? *' 

Men, modem men, very diligent in the pursuit of riches 
we are to mingle with, learn of, and be influenced by. May the 
Benign Parent above give us wisdom. 

A peculiar faculty, a vague curriculum, and strange 
students has this University of Life. Our matriculation is close 
at hand. Soon we are to lead and to think for the shepherd- 


less and the unthinking. Then as never before will life be 
earnest and real. Then shall we need all the discipline that 
analytics and Greek syntax can afford, and all the robustness 
of character which right living and noble aspirations beget. 
And on graduation day whenever it comes we shall receive 
diplomas from the Creator of life, passports to the elysian 
fields beyond the river of death. 




Two twin stars shone with glorious light 

In the starlit heavens clear and blue, 
Though a spangled dome spanned the dlaci of night, 
A milk zvhiU path where the stars shone thro', 
And stars shed such halo of lustrous light 
Like arrows their beams shot straight and Irue, 
That as men looked up none dared to say 
Which, most adorned the dome of blue, 
Yet two had gleamed ever side by side 
As though they loved to unite their sheen. 
And, like lover's strong arms that encircle his bride, 
Their love as faithful and true had been. 

Like a planet whose fires have ceased to glow. 

The Zeta was missed in the azure sky. 

And the Delta's bright rays went out in turn. 

Through all the charges was heard a sigh. 

But, as ofl a cloud for awhile doth veil 

The radiant face of the god of day, 

Then, brighter than ever, the hill and dale 

Are lit with the new and conquering ray; 

So the Delta sprang forth in strength and power 

And again in the heavens her ray appeared. 

But, alas, the Zeta still waits her hour 

Surrounded by mists, all chill and weird. 

Men tell us the moon with light of her own 
Once studded the heavens, an orb of fire, 
But now to a sterile planet grown 
A thing of death; on her funeral pyre. 
And yet she is fair, with a borrowed beam, 
As the sun in friendship lends his ray, 
And a brother of Zeta rejoiced in the gleam 
While the Delta again made bright his way. 
Long life to the Delta loyal and true, 
May her well loved sister soon again add her light 
And Theta Delt cheers shake the dome of blue, 
As the rays of these twin stars again unite. 
Written Nov. 22, '86. — Galbraith B. Perry, Z '67. 

Hon. Danihl B. Pond, Mayor of Woonsocket, R. I. 

The subject of this sketch, the Hon. Daniel B. Pond, was 
born in the town of Smithfield, Mass., October 21, 1830, where 
he lived until he was ten years of age, when his parents moved 
to Mendon, Mass. He enjoyed the best educational advantages 
that New Kngland, the educational center of those days, 
aflForded, and to this thorough training may no doubt be attri- 
buted a part of his subsequent success. When he was fifteen 
years of age, he entered Phillips Academy, at Andover, Mass. , - 
to fit for college, in which institution he continued for two 
years. He finished his preparatory course at a private school 
in Concord, Mass., where he remained a year. During this 
time he made the acquaintance of Emerson, Hawthorne and 
Thoreau, a distinction which many of their admirers would 
tonsider as great as the degrees he afterward so honorably 
earned at the university. He next entered Brown University, 
then under the presidency of Francis Wayland, for a classical 
course, graduating in 1857 with the degree of A. B. Here he 
entered the ranks of Theta Delta Chi, and Zeta Charge in those 
days held a brilliant galaxy of stars. Among others who have 





achieved distinction were Wm. O. Stone, '57; Franklin Burdge, 
^56; Hon. John Hay and Egbert C. Carman, '58. He next 
entered the Albany Law School, from which he graduated with 
the degree of Lly. D., and soon afterward was admitted to the 
bar of the Supreme Court of the state of New York. In 1859 
he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Mass- 
achusetts. *^ 

About this time the law firm in which he was a partner 
opened a law and collection oflBce for the whole United States, 
on State street, Boston, of which he had the entire charge for 
one year. The firm established a central oflSce in Wall street, 
New York City, where an immense business was entered for 
collection, but as many of the claims were against Southerners, 
the breaking out of the war in 1861 destroyed it. 

He then left the. active practice of the law, removing to 
Woonsocket, R. I., where he commenced a manufacturing busi- 
ness which was successful from the start. The failure of debt- 
ors, however, in 1873 rendered it unprofitable, and he then 
resumed the practice of his profession, at the same time taking 

an active part in politics, identifying himself with the laboring 
classes as against the corporations. From that time to this his 
history has been so closely connected with the history of his 
city and state that one could hardly be written without mention 
of the other. 

He was for three successive years elected to the lower 
house of the General Assembly of Rhode Island, and is now a 
member of the State Senate. Besides this, he has been closely 
identified with the progress and the best interests of the city of 
Woonsocket, so much so that he has been recognized as its 
guiding spirit, serving his townspeople in various public 
capacities, and has just received additional proof of the estima- 
tion in which he is held by being elected mayor of the city, by 
an overwhelming majority. 

He stands high in the councils of the political party to ^ 

which he belongs, having been chairman of the State Central 
and Executive Committees, and also one of the candidates for 
presidential elector at the last election. It is rumored that the 
shadow of gubernatorial honors hangs over him, but whether 
this be true or not, laying party politics aside, all Theta Delts 
rejoice in the successes and honors that have fallen to the lot 
of a loyal member of our fraternity. 




I * Near Fresno, Cai,., Nov. isth, 1889. 

Arthur L. Barileti, Q J X, No. ig Milk St., Boston, Mass, 

My Dear " Unweanbd:" — I see by a stray copy of the Shiei*d that 
\ yon are still living on Milk — street, as the honored President of the Grand 

1 Lodge. All this gives- me great pleasure. I am in receipt of your invita- 

tion to the conventipn and regret my inability to be there and participate. 
I wish you success and the progress of 6> ^ X. As you sit down to the 
, banquet and lift the "jolly old oyster-bird '* from the half shell, and later 

I on, when you have reached the wine and raisins, you may imagine me 

out here in my raisin vineyard with my head down in the midst of the 
^ "^^ f vines gathering grapes, the after part of my anatomy doing service as a 

' ' * sun dial, — and wishing I were with you at a bottle of " Chateau Yquem." 

Give my best wishes to all the boys and assure them of my devotion to 
the shield of J X. I am pleased to note the spread of the fraternity to 
a number of fine colleges since I bore the burdens of Grand Lodge duties. 
\ Especially do I hail Zeta restored. 

I ' Some two or three years ago I paid my back subscription to the 

' Shiei«d. The manager evinced good business sense by at once stopping 

^ it. I supposed that it had again resumed the chrysalis state, v/hen here 

comes No. 3 of Vol. V, with a delightful batch of news, to say nothing of 

handsome Seth P. Smith's big chunk of "taffy" at that reunion. I 

f desire to say to you, confidentially, that I am not only pleased to know 

that Brother Nathan F. Dixson, of Rhode Island, has been elected to the 

U. S. Senate, but am hugging myself with delight that no one took occa- 

r * sion to refer to him as " a self-made man." That He in His plentitude of 

power and infinite wisdom refrained from creating those two nondescripts, 

* — the " self-made man " and the mule — relieves an all-wise Providence 
A from grave responsibilities. If there is anything that the average creature 
) whose genealogy runs back to the ark, desires to avoid, it is one or the 

other of those ill-bred hybrids, but of the two, I prefer the mule. The 

* mule has been much abused. It has a capacity to absorb large areas 

f of abuse — likewise it is the storm center of vigorous and unprophetic lan- 

\ giiage. I may mention that it has other capacities, and, but for the fact 

I that throughout all time it must associate and be classed with the "self- 

■ ' made man," its innate cussedness might be justly condemned. However, 

the mule is modest: it does not refer to its origin in loud staccato tones. 

In fact, when it does' lift up its voice in song, it usually affords the gen- 
I eral public some relief from the immoderate mouthings of the "self-made 

' man." It, therefore, should not be needlessly abused. It would be to 

the eternal credit of the mule if, on each occasion when it lifted up its 

heels and knocked a hole in the welkin, that it stuffed a " self-made man " 


through the aperture. There is a mule that is a sort of a pensioner on my 
rancho. He has not been re-rated by Pension Commissioner Tanner on 
his pension, however, I have recently attended to that myself. I am also 
afflicted with a large contingent of "self-made men.*' One of them in- 
formed me the other day that he was a " vet-nury surgin " (that was the 
way he wrote it), and said the mule was sick. The mule did not deny it. 
The self-made " surgin " prescribed a large, able-bodied pill for the mule 
— one about the size of an English walnut, composed of aloes, rhubarb, 
jalap and a few other motive powers. He hauled the mule's head up 
into the second story of the bam and endeavored to blow the bolus down 
its throat through a tin tube about two feet long. I think the " surgin " 
will be able to get around town in a very pale and emaciated condition 
about ten days hence. The mule blowed first. 

You can readily comprehend from this brief, but pertinent, incident 
why the mule and the "self-made man " are indivisibly associated in my 
mind, and also the reason for the modification of my antipathy towards 
the mule. I. am, therefore, relieved to find that a brother Theta Delt has 
achieved an honorable position without being dubbed a nondescript and 
classed with a hybrid. I should seriously regret and deplore the associa- 
tion in my mind of a modem politician of any degree with the mule, 
though I have no compunctions whatever in dubbing most of them in- 
fernal asses, in whose heads there are not three more ideas than exist in 
the head of a flax-brake. 

But enough of prating. Next year, the gods being propitious, I will 
either be with you or send my regrets in the shape of raisins, etc., grown 
on my own vineyard. If you wish to see the future great raisin center — 
the greatest in the world — come to Fresno, where vineyards pay from $ioo 
to f 300 per acre annually. 

Give my regards to all the boys, and with the assurance that my 
yearning to be with you is of that intense nature which a Rhode Islander 
has for a Quahog clam, I am in the bonds of (9 ^ X, 

Yours fraternally, 

Nathan La Fayettb Bachman, W, '72. 

P. O. box 422, Fresno, Cal. 


0«r f radiates. 

Note. — This department we intend to make a special feature of The Shibu), and 
to insure its completeness we desire evety graduate to aid us by contributing such 
items of information — no matter how trimng they may seem — about members of the 
fraternity, the current happenings with themselves or their families, or matters 
affecting their interests, as promptly as they occur or come to their ears. We would 
like to keep au courant with and pleasantly mention every graduate member and will 
be glad to do so if our wishes are fulfilled. — Editor. 

Rev, J. Beveridge Lee, Hamilton, '86, pastor of the First United Pres- 
bj'terian church, Princeton, Indiana, was married November 5th, to Miss 
Minna Greenman of Albany. The happy event occurred in Albany at 
the First Reformed church. A large number of friends and guests 
witnessed the ceremony. T. H. Lee, y, '83, was best man to the groom 
and John C. Mason, W^ '86, and Duncan Lee, W, '91, were two of the 
ushers. Bro. Lee and his bride go west followed by the congratulations 
and best wishes of a host of friends. 

WUliam Leonard NicoU, R. P. I., »67, late Chief Engineer, U. S. N., 
who died at Southhampton, L. I., July 2d, 1887, was a native of New- 
burg, N. Y., where his mother, Mrs. Leonard NicoU, still resides. He was 
a cousin of Augustus W. Nicoll, Union, '59, a warm friend of Clark 
Fisher, R. P. I., '58, and was made a member of the fraternity at the con- 
vention held at the Astor House, New York, in 1867. At the time of his 
decease he was chief engineer on the receiving ship Vermont, stationed 
at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He was a polished gentleman, of warm in- 
stincts and generous nature, and his comparatively early death was 
severely felt by a large circle of friends, both in and out of the navy. 

Thomas P. Roberts, Dickinson, '63, of Renovo, Pa., is superinten- 
dent of the middle division of the Philadelphia & Erie R. R. (Penna. R. 
R. Co., lessee), a position he has held for several years. The heavy 
traffic over the road keeps him fully occupied, and his financial condition 
is evidently better than when he uttered the words, " With all my worldly 
goods I thee endow," at his marriage over twenty years ago — an occasion 
to which he still laughingly refers. He is as full of life as of old, enjoy- 
ing a joke on himself as much as on another, but always able to retaliate 
in kind. Located amid such surroundings as Paddy's Run, Young 
Woman's Town, Kettle Creek and Muttontown (which he christened); it 
would seem as if he ought to enjoy life. Some of his old friends would 
be glad to see him again. 

312 THE SHIBU). 

Hon. Hosea M. Knowlton, Tufts, '67, received a district-attomeyship 
at the last Massachusetts election. 

Dr. Daniel Pardee, Union, '52, is about to take a sailing trip of about 
two months to the Bermudas for his health. 

Hon. Henry J. Spooner, M. C, Brown, '60, is chairman of the House 
Committee on Accounts of the present (51st.) Congress. 

Hon. Nathan P. Dixon, Brown, — , took the oath of office as Senator 
from the State of Rhode Island, at the convening of the Senate, Dec. 2, 
and is now one of "the grave and reverend seniors" of which that body 
is composed. 

President Elmer S. Capen, Tuft's, '68, has been confined to his home 
recently by a severe and painful attack of illness. For a time he was 
thought to be in serious danger, but he fortunately recovered and resumed 
his collegiate duties. 

Rev. Cameron Mann, D. D., Hobart, '70, of Kansas City, Mo., was a 
member from Missouri, of the House of Deputies at the Triennial Con- 
vention of the Protestant Episcopal chiu-ch held in New York in October 
last. We are glad to note he has become a doctor of divinity, and con- 
gratulate him on this evidence of advancement in his profession. 

Rt. Rev. J. H. D. Wingfield, D. D., LL. D., of Benicia, Cal., presi- 
dent of St. Augustine College and Missionary Bishop of Northern Cali- 
fornia, made a visit to New York in October to attend the late Triennial * 
Convention of the Protestant Episcopal church. He was a member of 
the House of Bishops, a position to which his episcopal office entitled him. 

Thomas H. Lee, Hamilton, '83, of New York City resigned the office 
of Law Clerk to the U. S. General Appraiser, Sept. i last, and is now en- 
gaged in the practice of law at 45 William Street. He has formed a 
partnership with Edmund W. Powers, Tufts, '81, and the amount of busi- 
ness the firm is already doing is very gratifying and augurs well for its 
future success, 

Fred S. Nixon, Hamilton, — , of Westfield, N. Y., has again been 
elected a member of the Assembly from the first district of Chautauqua 
County. This is the third time he has been sent to the Legislature and 
is gratifying evidence of his popularity with the people of that locality. 
He will be the only member of the fraternity in that body this year — 
while last year there were three. 

Rt. Rev. Mahlon N. Gilbert, Hobart, '70, of St. Paul, Assistant 
Bishop of Minnesota, represented his diocese at the late Triennial Con- 
vention of the Episcopal Church held in New York City. Those who met 
him there say he is little changed from his college da3rs, the character- 
istics which made him so highly esteemed as an undergraduate becoming 
only more prominent as the years advance. 


Hon. John W. Griggs, Lafayette, *68, of Patterson, N. J., was par- 
ticularly active during the late political campaign in his state. He was 
the leading speaker on the Republican side and the object at which were 
mostly aimed the arguments and anathemas of his opponents, overshadow- 
ing in that respect the candidate of his party for governor. His leading 
position in the state senate for several years and commanding abilities 
have naturally forced him into the most prominent place in his party, 
while his political enemies concede him to be the ablest politician against 
them in the state, occupying on his side the same position that Governor 
Abbott and Senator McPherson do in the Democracy. He is generally 
spoken of by his opponents as the ' * Young Senator, ' * an appellation which 
with his poptdarity indicates that with his party's supremacy his advance- 
ment to important political positions may be confidently expected. He 
occupies the same position at the bar as in politics, his practice being 
large, mostly in corporation cases, and with a full measure of success, 
both pecuniarily and professionally. 

Hon. Willis S. Paine, Rochester, *68, of New York City, has entered 
upon his duties as President of the State Trust Co., the offices of which 
were recently opened at 50 Wall Street. The company has a capital of 
|i, 000,000, of which 1500,000 is already paid up, and is composed of and 
directed by able, conservative men experienced in financial affairs. His 
wide knowledge and familiarity with banking, coupled with the continu- 
ance of the care which distinguished his seven years management of the 
Banking Department of the State of N. Y., cannot fail to be highly bene- 
ficial to the company's interests and early give the institution a lead- 
ing place among the financial institutions of the country. To those hav- 
ing need of the facilities such an institution affords we heartily commend 

William M. Leonard, Amherst, '88, is a teacher in the Royal Normal 
College for the Blind, London, England. This institution, writes Brother 
Leonard, occupies about ten acres of ground, on a western slope, in the 
highest point of London, seven miles from Charing Cross. The place 
was once the estate of a Baronet, and is a beautiful location. Brother 
Leonard has classes in Latin and Mathematics, besides some work in 
gymnastics. The College enjoys the patronage of the Queen and numer- 
ous other titled personages whom Brother Leonard irreverently alludes 
to as " Tomnoddy s," and has at present about 175 pupils. 

J. H. Pardee, Hamilton, '89, who for some time has been located in 
Syracuse, has removed to Buffalo, and may hereafter be found at the law 
offices of Williams & Potter, 220 Main street. He will enter actively upon 
the study of Blackstone and soon we may expect to see his name increased 
by the termination ** Esq." By the way, this same office seems to have a 
peculiar charm for Theta Delta ChL Not long ago Brother Chase launched 
his legal bark from 220. Brother Zimmerman is also located at this office. 

214 ^HK SHIEIfD. 

Dr. C. M. Burrows, Columbia, *88, has recently accepted the chair of 
Medical Jurisprudence in the College Physicians and Surgeon, Chicago. 

H. F. Lewis, Harvard, '86, after studying at the Harvard Medical 
School for three years, went to Chicago, where he has an excellent posi- 
tion in the Cook County Hospital. 

Henry Wirt Butler, Brown, *6i, was engaged in business for some 
years after leaving College, but is now devoting his attention to prairie 
farming. His address is Springeeld, 111. 

M. A. Kilvert, Harvard, '89, is in Chicago, at present holds a position 
as cashier in the stockyard department of the Hammond Beef Co. He 
has been with the firm since leaving Cambridge. 

H. N. Pearcei Tufts, *8o, has removed from Moorhead, Minn., 
where he was a teacher in the State Normal School, to Newburgh, N. Y., 
72 Grand street He is teaching sciences in Newburgh Academy, 

J. J. Squire and Fred P. Peirce, Hamilton, '87, after being admitted 
to the Bar at the September term of County Court at Binghamton, fol- 
lowed Horace Greeley's advice, and are now located at Sioux Falls, S. Dak. 

Rt. Rev. A. M. Randall, W. & M., '55, of Richmond, Va., by virtue 
of his office of Assistant Bishop of Virginia, was a member of the House 
of Bishops at the late Triennial convention of the Episcopal church in 
New York. 

J. H. Winans, |Coll. City N. Y., '89, who recently went to Ann 
Arbor to take a post graduate course in Law has been admitted to the 
Bar, and is now an assistant instructor in the Law department of the 

Hon. Charles G. Pope, Tufts, '61, has just been reelected Mayor of 
Somerville, Mass. Mayor Pope served his first term in a highly satis- 
factory manner, the evidence of which may be seen in the fact that no 
candidate was put up against him. 

Judge Charles W. Sumner, Tufts, '62, received the office of District 
Attorney in Massachusetts, in the state election of last November. 
Brother Sumner was engaged in a hot fight with his Democratic opponent 
prior to the election, and the strain told on his health so much that he 
has not been able to enter upon the performance of the duties of his office. 

D. B. Colton, Tufts, '85, is located with the well known Acme Station- 
ery and Paper Co., of New York. He spent but one year in the college 
but in that time made many strong friends who will be glad to hear 
something of him. He was a good Theta Delt, and one of the. best 
tenors in, the Glee Club of that day. Soon after leaving college he mar- 
ried and entered the stationery business in Pittsfield, where he still re- 
tains his residence. 


William W. Southgate, U. V. M., '56, of Rolla, Mo., is now a clerk 
in the Pension Bureau at Washington, D. C. He is a Democrat and one 
of the recent civil service appointees of President Harrison. His pro- 
nounced abilities fit him for any office within the President's gift and we 
hope his present position is only a stepping stone to one more advanced 
and better suited to his calibre. He is established in bachelor quarters 
at 515 F street for the winter, his family remaining in Missouri until they 
join him early next season. The separation from home he finds some- 
thing of a hardship, as he is a very domestic man, obtaining his greatest 
pleasure from its associations, and this is only the second time he has ever 
been away from his family a week at a time. For the information of his 
old college intimates, we will state that though his health is generally 
good, he is suffering from a slight lameness which his two hundred and 
fifty pound weight makes decidedly unpleasant. That his heart is still 
young is evidenced by his recently mentioning the fact that " a few 
summers ago I met a lot of bojrs up in N. H. who sported the badge — 
boys that I knew as little fellows who were then Juniors and Sophomores 
at Dartmouth — who were delighted to learn I was an old timer with them. ' ' 
We hope some of our Washington men will look him up and help cheer 
his loneliness. 

Major Peter D. Vroom, R. P. I., '62, Inspector General, U. S. A., now 
stationed at Omaha, Neb., has an enviable record as an officer. He 
entered the volunteer service Aug. 13, 1862, as First Lieutenant and adju- 
tant of the First New Jersey Infantry ; and Sept 25, 1863, was appointed 
Major of the Second N. J, Cavalry. He was breveted Lt, Col. and Col. 
of Volunteers for gallant and meritorious services during the war, March 
13, 1865, and honorably mustered out Oct. 24, 1865. In the regular army 
he was appointed Second Lieutenant, Third Cavalry, Feb. 23, 1866 ; First 
Lieutenant July 28, 1866 — serving as Adjutant from Dec. 28, 1868, to May 
15, 1871 ; Captain, May 17, 1876, and Major Inspector General Dec, 10, 
1888, the last appointment being confirmed by the Senate Jan. 18, 1889. 
He is now the Senior Major in his department, and as there are only six 
officers above him his rapid promotion may be looked for — ^we hope 
eventually to the chief place. In appearance he is the ideal of an officer, 
commanding in figure, with a bearing that would grace the General-in- 
Chief. He is as popular in the army as he was when at the Institute, and 
his further promotion will be a source of gratification to a large number 
out of the fraternity as well as in it. 

RoUin M. Richmond, U. V. M., '57, when at College was one of the 
most popular men in the institution. He was attractive in person, bright, 
witty, with the faculty of drawing others to him and keeping their 
friendship ever after, and his early death caused deep regret among the 
large number who knew him. Southgate in writing to a friend, says : 
"While visiting Bellefontaine Cemetery, at St. Louis, last summer, I 


came on the grave of Rollin Richmond unexpectedly, (as I thought he 
was buried in Kansas), and do not remember that I was ever so com- 
pletely overcome by anything as I was by that, I am not easily broken 
down, but it was too much for me. Poor old Roll, he was the best boy 
I ever saw." Such an exhibition of feeling, after the lapse of so many 
years, is a high tribute to the qualities of him who inspired it, and credit- 
able to the warmth of heart of the one who experienced it 

John D. Gary, Hamilton, '84, was chosen by the committee of the 
Faculty of Hamilton College, to deliver the second lecture in a students* 
course. He chose for his subject, *'Marc Cook/' {W '74), his life and 
writings. The address was delivered to a crowded house, Dec. 8th, and 
was received with imbounded enthusiasm by the audience. Especially 
was it interesting to Theta Delts, to whom it meanjt a great deal more 
than to the others, though all were loud in their words of praise. 

Dr. L. Burrows, Coll. City N. Y., '89, now residing at Ann Arbor, 
is assisting the Professors of Ophthalmology and Otology in the Medi- 
cal Department of the University. Bro. Burrows spoke at the Banquet 
Gamma Nu. on "The Coming event," which being explained is that he 
is to be married Dec. i8th to Miss Nellie L. Saunders, of East Saginaw, 
Mich. As full particulars could not be manufactured in advance, we are 
unable to say an3^ing more in this issue. If well wishes make happy 
marriages, Bro. Burrows is certain to be happy — as well as his bride. 

Col, Wm. L, Stone, Brown, '57, of Jersey City, N. J., has recently 
suffered a loss in his family, which occurred under particularly distress- 
ing circumstances. His second son, Arthur, was married early in Octo- 
ber to an estimable young lady, and immediately after the couple took a 
bridal trip of some weeks' duration. Upon their return the bride was 
attacked with typhoid fever, and after a short illness died Nov. 20th at 
her father-in-law's house. She was buried on the day her wedding cards 
designated as the one upon which she was to hold her first reception of 
their friends after the return. We extend to the family our sincere con- 
dolences in their bereavement. 

Commander B. P. Lamberton, U. S. N., Dickinson, '61, in command 
of the training ship Jamestown, finished his summer cruise to European 
waters at Newport, R. I., October ist. During the voyage he touched 
at Cherbourg, France, Cadiz, Spain, Tangier, Africa, Gibraltar and 
Funchal, Madeira, in the order named. His young son, Paul, accom- 
panied him. Shortly after his return he was ordered to proceed on a 
cruise among the Windward Islands, West Indies, remaining at sea at 
least twenty-five days before making any port, and to continue the cruise 
until March, going as far south as Trinidad, and returning to Hampton 
Roads about April loth next. He is a very efficient officer, and as some 
of the naval apprentices under his command speak of him as '*a very 
nice man," it is evident he is the right man in the right place. 


Gen. Winsor B. French, Tufts, '59, delivered a historical address at 
the dedication of the monument on Bemis Heights, Gettysburg, Oct. 16. 
Gen. French was in command of the regiment at the battle of Bemis 
Heights. After the address his daughter unveiled the monument, a 
massive sarcophagus. Gen. French, who is a prominent member of the 
New York bar, and at present holds the office of Vice President of the 
United States Mutual Accident Association, of New York, and is counsel 
for the company, does not in the press of other affairs forget Kappa and 
his old associations there. He was last June elected orator for the next 
annual meeting of the Tufts College Alumni Association. 

Prof. Oscar H. Perry, Tufts, '83, has, in partnership with his brother, 
Rev. G. W. Perry, the State Geologist of Vermont, opened an English 
and Classical School in Rutland, Vt. Professor Perry was for a time con- 
nected with Dean Academy, Franklin, Mass., one of the first academies 
in the state, and he brings to his new work natural capabilities of a high 
order, and which have been trained by experience. The school opens 
under very favorable auspices, being the outcome of a long standing de- 
mand, and Bro. Perry will undoubtedly meet with success in his new 
venture. In a prospectus recently issued there are warm testimonials to 
Bro. Perry's skill as a teacher and worth as a man trom Prof. L. L. Bur- 
rington, principal of Dean Academy, from the pastors of all the churches 
of Canton, N. Y., where he was at one time located, and from the New 
York State Board of Education. 

E. Harrison Austin, Brown, '62, of New York City, leaves for Honduras 
the last of December on a business trip to be absent about three months. 
He has lately become interested in some thirty-six square miles of terri- 
tory in the Olancho district of that country, on which are said to exist 
large deposits of carbonate ore rich in silver, (similar to that found at 
Leadville, Cal.) and it is for the pmrpose of examining the property and 
opening mines the trip is made. He takes with him a half a dozen chem- 
ists, mineralogists, miners, etc., to assist in the work; and goes first to 
Truxillo, thence on mules 100 miles south to the headwaters of the Aguan 
river near which the property is situated. Those who are familiar with 
the deposits believe them more extensive and richer than those which 
have made Leadville so celebrated, which if proved true will produce an 
agreeable effect on his fortunes. As he will take forty mules from the 
coast to the mines to bring back a quantity of the ore it is evident he is 
himself well satisfied of the result. In this connection an incident of his 
youth may not be inappropriate. When a boy at home one of the family 
possessions was a horse which had an aggravating habit of balking at 
times. His pious mother kindly remonstrated with him for his strong lan- 
guage and free use of the whip which such occasions sometimes called forth 
and suggested gentler measures should be used to overcome the difficulty . 
One Sunday, however, she desired to go to church some distance away 


and to do so the horse was brought into use, with Harry as driver. On 
the way the animal, true to its habit, stopped and would not move in spite 
of urging both by the voice and jerking the reins — gentle measures Harry 
saw fit to use in the maternal presence. Annoyed at the lengthening^ 
delay his mother exclaimed: "Why, Harry we will surely be too late," to 
which he innocently replied, *'I know we will, but what can I do?" You 
see the horse won*t go." More urging proved ineffectual and unable to 
endure it longer, she called out, "Harry, give me that whip," and pro- 
ceeded to lash the animal's flanks, much to her son's amusement. After 
a long delay the horse started and had proceeded some distance along the 
road, when the good lady who had been quietly occupied with her own 
thoughts for some time, suddenly burst out with. ^^Ifhe hadnH gone I 
believe i woui,d have sworn too. I don't care, he shall go just as far 
as if he hadn't made us too late" — ^a resolution she proceeded to put in 
force by taking a long drive. As Harry was for some reason particularly 
averse to attending church that morning and had before learned that by 
jerking the lines the horse could be made to balk at any time, some peo- 
ple might be unkind enough to accuse him of having had something to 
do with causing the trouble. Any such accusations we would indignant- 
ly repel for our knowledge of him warrants us in affirming he would 
not be guilty of such an act — unless he had a chance. We hope, however, 
there will be no balk in this Honduras enterprise, and as there is an ab- 
sence of motive on his part to produce such a result we may feel assured 
no effort will be spared to make it a success — an end we sincerely hope 

E. E, McMath, Hamilton, '70, is located at Grainfield, Gove county, 
Kansas, in the real estate business. Although he has been out of college 
nearly twenty years, he has not forgotten the good old fraternity. The 
sight of a recent copy of the Shiei^d elicited the following : "The sample 
copy of the Shiei*d received a short time ago, was a revelation to me of 
the fraternity's progress, and stirred the old memories of Theta Delta 
Chi so effectually that I must hereafter at least read the Shiei^d regu- 
larly. Please see that I have a chance to do so." [The editor hopes 
many more of the graduates will be stirred in a similar manner.] 

George Lawyer, Hamilton, '85, and a graduate of the Albany I^w 
School, is practising law in New York City and fast becoming well and 
favorably known. Since his admission to the bar he has conducted 
several important cases with marked ability and has practised successftiUy 
before the court of appeals. He is counsel for several large business 
houses, and is regarded as a formidable antagonist, and unusually success- 
ful as an advocate. 

Clark H. Timmerman, Hamilton, '87, was admitted to the bar at the 
general term held in Rochester, October 3d, '89. He is now managing; 
clerk for Williams & Potter, 220 Main Street, Buffalo. 


Lt. Col. William Smith, U. V. M., '54, Deputy Paymaster-General, 
U. S. A., upon leaving college went south and taught school in Kentucky 
and Mississippi until seeing the political storm of 1861 gathering, he 
concluded a northern climate was healthier for one of his decided union 
proclivities. Shortly before the outbreak of hostilities he came north 
and in July, 1861, was appointed additional paymaster in the army. His 
first assignment to duty was in Washington, but finding operations there 
too slow, in a military sense for one of his tastes, early in 1862 he applied 
for and was given service with the army of the Cumberland, where things 
were livelier. He was present at the battle of Pittsburg Landing and the 
siege of Corinth, and for two years after had charge of over fifty pay- 
masters in that department, paying troops in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ala- 
bama and Mississippi. During this period he paid the forces under 
General Thomas, with whom he was a great favorite. In 1866 he was 
ordered to St. Paul to pay the troops then operating against the Indians, 
upon the completion of which, in July of that year, he was mustered out 
of the volunteer service. In January, 1867, he received the* commission 
of paymaster in the regular army with the rank of major, his appoint- 
ment dating from July 28, 1866. He has since served in the department 
of the South, stationed at Louisville, Ky. ; several years in the depart- 
ment of Texas; a like period in the department of Dakota; two years at 
headquarters of the division of the Missouri; and again in the depart- 
ment of Dakota, where he is now chief paymaster, stationed at St. Paul. 
In September, 1888, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and Deputy 
Paymaster-General, his present rank. In physique he is below the me- 
dium size, weighing about 125 pounds. He married in 1872 and has 
three interesting children, a daughter of fifteen and two younger sons. 
In the army he is extremely popular and has more warm personal friends 
than any other officer of his corps. A curious thing in connection with 
him is the fact that though a man who never used intoxicants of any 
kind, he is known throughout the army as " Drunken Billy" Smith and 
is addressed and spoken of in that way by every officer, especially those 
having the highest regard for his personal qualities. This sobriquet has 
become so universal that the Secretary of War, who has the highest 
esteem for him as a man and an officer, recently used it in sending a 
verbal message through another to him. He is a brother of Col. Rodney 
Smith, assistant paymaster general, and the latter calls him the ablest 
officer in his corps, not excepting himself, an evidence of the pleasant 
relations existing between them. It would give us great pleasure to meet 
him, and we hope to be so favored in the near future. 

Lucien B. Stone, Brown, *62, is now connected with the firm of Ack- 
emian, Deyo & Hilliard, Insurance, 41 Pine Street, New York. He is 
married and resides at Rutherford, N. J. He was one of the leading 
spirits among the Brown boys about 1860-2, and is full of amusing stories 
relating to our men of that college and time. It is very interesting to 


listen to his thrilling descriptions of the convention dinners at the Astor 
House, (New York) years ago when 200 surrounded the table, among 
whom were, Brougham, Merriam, Bate, Tilghman, Burdge, Mark Smith, 
O'Brien, Noyes, Kellogg, Stetson, and a host of others well-known and 
often quoted in the fraternity circle. Though he now is a grave man of 
business, the fire of youth stirs his blood when he recalls those scenes, 
making him forget the lapse of time and his increasing years. His health 
is generally good, but an occasional twinge reminds him that in physique he 
is no longer a boy, if he is in his feelings. We are glad to know his 
business is satisfactory and profitable. 

Charles S. Thompson, Brown, '62, is superintendent of the American 
District Telegraph Co., in Brooklyn, N. Y., a position he has occupied 
for the last twelve years. He was one of the witnesses to the horrible 
d*»ath by electricity among the wires of the telegraph lineman Peeks in 
New York in September last. On reaching the office of the company in 
Montague street, Brooklyn, after the event, he undertook to describe the 
details to the president. When he came to tell of the slow burning, bj- 
the wire, of the poor victim's flesh the words seemed to choke him, and, 
clutching at his throat, he fell in an apoplectic fit. He was taken un- 
conscious to his home, 746 Herkimer street, and was very ill for some 
time after, but has since improved. Before the occurrence he was re- 
garded as a man of vigorous health. He has our sympathy and our hopes 
for a complete restoration to health. 

Rev. Clarence L. Bates, Hamilton, '83, was recently ordained at Ti- 
tusville, Pa., by the Bishop of Pittsburg, a large number of other clergy- 
men assisting in the ceremony. The sermon was preached by his former 
rector. Rev. Dr. Purdon, from the text "They that have used the office 
of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great bold- 
ness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus." t^he ceremony was followed 
by an elegant lunch in the Sunday school room. One of the interesting 
features of the occasion, which shows plainly the regard in which he is 
held, was the presentation by Dr. Purdon, on behalf of the friends of 
Bro. Bates, of a beautiful silver communion set 

Brothers F. W. Hamilton, '80. and Charles H. Puffer, '83, having 
become disgusted with a layman's life, entered the Tufts Divinity School 
this fall. Brother Puffer had attained considerable experience as a teacher 
of elocution in the West before entering the Divinity School, and has 
formed some classes at Tufts in that subject. He is giving great satis- 

A. H. Gillis, Lehigh University, is pleasantly located at Elmira. He 
}s master mechanic of the extensive machine shops of the N. Y. L. E. & 
W. R. R. located there. Bro. Gillis is one of the loyal Theta Delts who 
greets a brother in the true style. 


F. C. Spaulding, Tufts, '86, is in Chicago as the agent of the EUis 
Lubricator Co. 

Rev. Charles T. Burnley, Hamilton, '73, may now be addressed at 
Hudson, St. Croix county, Wisconsin. He is pastor of the Presbyterian 

E. J. Crandall, Tufts, '89, has entered the Boston University Law 
School. Bro. Crandall is agent of the Massachusetts Benefit Life Insur- 
ance Association. 

Guy M. McDowell, Hobart, now living at Warren, 111., was mar- 
ried Dec. 4th to Miss Dode Head. He visited Troy, Pa., where he form- 
erly resided, on his wedding trip. A reception was tendered the happy 
couple by his parents and friends. 

George H. Braley, Tufts, *86, is president of the Spokane Furniture 
Co., Spokane Falls, Washington. His concern was almost the only one 
remaining untouched by the late disastrous fire which destroyed nearly 
the whole business section of the town. 

Lee Hamilton Parker, Cornell, '89, is now dubbed "Professor." 
Having a natural tendency that way Bro. Parker has developed marked 
ability on electricity. As a natural consequence he obtained a "chair" 
in the New York State Reformatory located at Elmira. He has charge of 
the electric light and motor plant, lectures to the convicts, and will soon 
introduce a manufacturing department to supply his pupils with occupa- 
tion. His popularity in the institution is sufficient evidence of his suc- 
cess. Evidently Bro. Parker has a bright career before him. 

Thomas O. Marvin, Tufts, '85, who graduated from Tufts' Divinity 
School in 1888, and who entered upon a course in Natural Science in 
Tuft's College, entered upon the pastorate of All Souls Universalist church, 
Albany, N. Y. Brother Marvin has cause to feel highly gratified with 
this call, coming as it did with perfect unanimity, and those who know 
him feel sure that he will be most successful. Brother Marvin is a Theta 
Delt, loyal to the core, and we feel sure in saying that he would be de- 
lighted to have any brother who might happen to be in Albany call on him. 
His church is on the comer of Joy and Swan streets, and his residence is 
126 State street. 

Dr. Charles F. Stokes, Columbia, '84, Assistant Surgeon U. S. N., 
now attached to the S. S. Iroquois, sailed from Mare Island (Cal.) navy 
yard Sept. 16 and arrived at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, Oct. 13. The 
length of the voyage was caused by the extreme slowness of the vessel, 
eight knots being its greatest possible speed. His ship sailed from Hon- 
olulu Nov. 18 for the Samoan Islands, to relieve the U. S. S. Adams at 
Apia about Dec. i. We sympathize with the doctor in his banishment to 
that remote region, and trust he will escape being served up to satisfy 
the ravenous appetite of the cannibals of the South Pacific while there. 
He is much better at carving than being carved. 


' Rev. Henry C. McCook, D. D., W. &J., '59, of Philadelphia, is the 

j author of a very interesting article in the September number of the North 

American Review ^ entitled, "Can the Mosquito be Exterminated?" We 
would suggest to him that the question can best be decided by experi- 
ment — ^two varieties being sufficient for the purpose. The Louisiana 
mosquito is a peculiarly healthy and vigorous article, but for toughness 

I and general efficiency those found on Staten Island cannot be excelled. 

The former is so strong as to be able to get up on trees and bark; but the 

I latter is found attending to business in the coldest weather, and to its ef- 

forts, it has been said, is New York harbor indebted for a ship channel 
through the ice during the winter months. If he should obtain success- 
ful results with those varieties further discussion will be unnecessary, and 
we can promise that New York will erect a statue in his honor beside 
which that of Liberty Enlightening the World will be a pigmy. Insect 
life is a favorite study of the genial clergyman, and he has been known 
to carry his investigations so far as to go hunting for bugs with a lantern 
in the Colorado underbrush at night. The same enthusiasm he carries 
into his church work, which accounts for his success and popularity in 
the latter field. 

Henry Harley, R. P. I., '58, died Dec. 5, 1889, at his residence 90 St. 
Mark's avenue, Brookljrn, N. Y., aged 50 years. He graduated from the 
Polytechnic Institute with high honors as a civil engineer, and was soon 
after appointed to the position of Assistant Engineer on the Troy and 
Boston R. R,, and Hoosac Tunnel. He performed his duties with so 
much ability that a few months later he was appointed principal assistant 
engineer of the entire works, and placed in immediate control of the 
great work of the Hoosac Tunnel, holding this responsible position until 
the work was suspended at the breaking out of the war. He served iu 
the army on the staff of the engineering corps. He afterward became 
widely known as one of the pioneers of the petroleum business, being 
very prominent in its early days. He built the first pipe line through 
the oil regions of Pennsylvania, and from his extensive operations in 
this direction became known as " Pipe Line Harley." These enterprises 
were not carried through without opposition. During the construction 
of one important line, the teamsters formed a large fraction of the popu- 
lation of the vicinity, and as successful pipe lines meant the destruction 
of their business, they exerted every effijrt to defeat them. They set fire 
to the tanks, sought to destroy the line by breaking the joints, and even 
sent to Mr. Harley letters threatening him with assassination if he did 
not abandon his scheme. He persevered, however, in spite of all obstacles, 
and extended his lines until he held the key to the whole pipe line situa- 
tion. He was afterward superintendent of the oil traffic of the Atlantic, 
Great Western and Erie Railways, but resigned in 1872, and of late years 
was interested in private enterprises. He had been living in Brooklyn 


only a few months, his former home being in Pittsburg. He leaves 
a widow and one daughter. He was a man of warm heart and generous 
instincts, and one of those cordial R. P. I. men who were so noted back 
in the " fifties.** We deeply regret his death, and extend to his relatives 
and friends our sincere condolence. 

Henry W. Maier, Hamilton, '92, who was of the class of *92 last year 
at Hamilton, has entered Syracuse University for a year's work prepara- 
tory to a theological course. 

Rev. E. Wilmot Cummings, Hamilton, '71, is now settled as pastor 
of the Presbyterian Church, Barre, VL 

J. G, Woods, Lafayette, '89, is at present attending the McCormick 
Theological Seminary in Chicago. 

H. C. Bascom, Tufts, *89, is a student in the Boston University Law 

George E. Draper, Hamilton, *68, is now practising law at Sidney, 

Charles L. Reed, Tufts, '89, is teaching at Bethlehem, N. H. 


— Bro. F. E. Tuttle, '89, is married and is teaching in Pennsylvania. 

— Bro. J. J. Walker, teacher at Sing Sing, N. Y. 

— Bro. E. E. Camp is in insurance office, Springfield, Mass., address 
523 Union Street. 

— Bro. H. V. Gray is at Newton Seminary, Mass. 

— Bro. R. R. White, '89, is at Union Seminary, N. Y. 

— Bro. L. A. Bunap, '88, is at Hartford Seminary, Conn. 

— Bro's. Marsh and Garfield, '88, are at Yale Seminary. 


— Bro's. Puentes and Mclntjrre, *89 and Ehlers, '90, are attending the 
College of Physicians and Stu'geons. 

— Bro's. Waterbury, '89, and Dutcher, '90, are with Snow, Church & 
Co., attomeys-at-law, in this city. 

— Bro. Quesada, '88, has been appointed secretary to the Argentine 
Republic Legation, and is now at Washington. 

— Bro. Jones, '88, is on the Rural New- Yorker, 

— Bro. Bogart, *90, has decided to study for the ministry. Though 

224 ^HK SHIEI.D. 

he has left us in the pursuance of a good cause, we are very sorry to lose 
such an earnest worker and loyal brother. We wish him success in his 
new calling. ^ 



Air — "Ah me, my poor Freshic." 

Ah me, Fraternity, 

Ah me, sweet mystery, 

How grreat the bond so strong and sweet 

That makes us brothers ere we meet. 

But now 'tis stronger grown 

In days so quickly flown, 

For sorrow fills me through and through; 

The hour has come for leaving you. 

Ah me, how oft the thought 
With sweetest mem'ries fraught. 
Shall bring again each Brother's face, 
Sach loving act and courteous g^ce; 
So Brothers, fond farewell, 
I may not stay to tell 
How, though I turn me to the Xi, 
I leave the Delta with a sigh. 


|w pljem0riam* 

AvonvA ptartitt g^esmitft^ 

B. U.; C. LA., '81. 

Whereas, It has seemed good to our Heavenly Father, 
whose ways are veiled in mystery, to take from our num- 
ber a brother, Edward Martin Nesmith, deceased, 
July i6, 1889, and 

Whereas, In his death we have lost a faithful and 
earnest brother, who has ever been deeply interested in 
the welfare of our Fraternity, therefore, 

J^ f solved t That as a brotherhood we mourn his death, 
and to his sorrowing friends extend our warmest sympa- 
thies in their bereavement. 

Resolved, That in the death of our brother, Edward 
Martin Nesmith, Lambda Charge has, lost one of its 
most valued and enthusiastic members, and the Fratern- 
ity, one whose loyalty and truth won the respect of all. 

Resolved, That printed copies of these resolutions be 
forwarded to the relatives of our late brother, to the 
Grand Lodge, to each Charge, and to the Theta Delta Chi 
Shield for publication. 

For the Charge, 

John Wenzel, '91. 
AI.BERT Candlin, '91. 
T. Harry Syi^vester, Jr., '92. 
Lambda Charge, Boston, Oct, 2d, i88g. 


This number closes the fifth volume of our Shiei^d and 
with it my labors as editor-in-chief. I cannot lay aside my 
pen without a feeling of sadness at parting with what has for 
two years been to me a source of interest and care, and if I 
may be permitted to say so, a constant and increasing source 
of pride. For we to-day have made more improvement in our 
line of work than any other fi-atemity magazine published. 
When I began my labors there was but a record of non success 
in the past and but little prospect of success in the future. 

Our paper began as best it could, feeble and very incom- 
plete at first, but by steady hard work by the aid of our grad- 
uates and by the earnest enthusiasm of our younger members 
a constant improvement manifested itself, both in the character 
of the contents and the manner in which they were presented 
to our readers. And now to-day as I am looking back over 
what has been done and bidding it all good-by, I can feel that 
we have gained greatly in our work. Yet much as has been 
done, it is only a small step in the right direction, for the Shield 
must be a more important factor than it has been. To make our 
publication the means of conveying accurate and early informa- 
tion to all our new members; to interest each and every graduate 
in the work of our fraternity ; to open in it a field for the dis- 
cussion of fraternity topics and so make it a useful guide in the 
fraternity councils, these are a few of the more important 
questions which the journal must handle, and its success will 
demonstrate its usefiilness to our members. 

As I said before we have only begun this. Shall it go on 
or shall we stay where are ? This is for you to answer my 
brothers, for you to say whether you will give this undertaking 
your earnest careful thought and support, or whether with 




careless indifierence you mil throw the burden on the shoulders 
of Bro. Holmes. If you each do only a little how rich and 
valuable such a magazine as ours would be ? It would be so 
easy. It is in your power, won't you do it ? And now I must 
say a few words for only a very few are needed about my suc- 
cessor, Bro. Holmes. It has cheered me indeed to feel that 
our SHIEI.D is to be in his keeping for five years. He will take 
good care of it, I will warrant. 

To you who have been my Charge editors during the past 
I give my earnest and sincere thanks. Our relations have 
always been cordial and I shall ever carry pleasant memories 
of those who have worked so faithfully with me. 

In conclusion permit me to express the hope that the good 
work will go bravely on and that each succeeding quarter will 
bring more and renewed proof of success. 

Frank lyAWRENCK Jones. 

It is with a feeling of great responsibility that we take 
up the editorial pen. In the absence of the overwhelming 
personal sentiment which was expressed at the convention and 
the unanimous action which gave over the entire control of the 
Shield, both financially and editorially, for a term of five 
years, we should hesitate long before assuming the editorial 
garb. Feeling, however, that we possess the confidence and 
love of those who tendered this expression, the task is assumed 
and an earnest efibrt will be made to do our full duty as it shall 
appear, and to make the Shield a true exponent of the senti- 
ments and aims of our beloved fraternity — yea, more, it will 
be our ambition to make the Shield the type of what fratern- 
ity periodicals should be; we shall not pattern after any publi- 
cation, preferring to establish our own ideal and aim to reach 
it. If others find in the Shield anything worthy of mention, 
the fraternal spirit embodied in the present policy will ofier it 
to them freely and cordially. It seems to be fitting to give an 
outline of our policy so that hereafter explanations will be un- 


The Shiki^d will not be a literary magazine. Students in 
college get enough of literature, and graduates have the whole 
list of such magazines to select from. What all want is fra- 
ternity news — personal items, and such they shall have — ^we, 
therefore, give notice that no criticism concerning the literary 
standard of the Shiei^d will be received kindly, as it has none 
and wishes to keep as far from such an appearance as possible. 
If a brother Theta Delt delivers a meritorious oration, or writes 
a good poem, we will publish it; not to show off the oration, 
or poem, but to let the fraternity see what sort of men we have 
and what we may hope for when they go out from college 

The Shield will be a fraternity periodical, pure and 
simple, with no pretentions beyond. The editor is a business 
man, full of work and with more of it on hand than two men 
ought to attempt, working every day at least sixteen hours, 
yet willing to give midnight oil to the task of sorting up mat- 
ter and writing for a periodical which is for the benefit of a 
band of brothers whose aims are one. The editorials will be 
plain, blunt statements of honest fact and feeling, based upon 
life as we see it and have felt it for twenty years of struggling 
effort. Do not expect to find the newspaper or magazine style. 
No time will be spared in polish, life is too short and other 
duties crowd too hard upon time which nature demands for 
repose for any such attempt. Your indulgence is therefore 
craved. When you feel disposed to criticise the language in 
which an idea is clothed please refrain. Any well meant com- 
ment upon the idea intended to be conveyed in the homely 
garb, will not only be thankfully received, but if wrong in the 
premises it will at once be retracted. 

The Shiei<d will treat all questions of a business nature 
from a business standpoint, all fraternity matters upon the 
standard that Theta Delta Chi is not, perhaps, any better than 
other fraternities, but that our fraternity is to us the only fra- 
ternity. It is our world, and when we speak of it as **the 
best *' or *' the only,'' we do not do any discredit or injustice 
to any other fraternity. On the contrary, while we wave our 


Standard from the highest peak on this mundane sphere, we 
concede a place beside us to any other of the Greek letter soci- 
eties whose aspirations justly entitle them to it. The Shield 
cherishes for its aim the continuance of the brotherly affection 
so successfully planted and watered during college life, by keep- 
ing Theta Delta Chi prominently before the graduates, who, 
without a regular and persistent reminder, are liable to lose 
somewhat of interest. For the under-graduates, who, during 
their college life, are laying the foundation upon which in later 
years the superstructure shall rest, we trust our pen may be 
so wielded that every Theta Delt may be led to see the beaut>'' 
of holiness and build on the rock of ages. Our prayer shall be 
that we may never prove a stumbling block to any brother or 
cause him to halt between two opinions. We recognise the 
power of the press and are deeply sensible of the responsibility. 
Should the Grand Lodge or the convention object to our 
policy or conduct of the Shield, if our position can not be 
honestly defended, we shall jdeld. 

Having thus crudely delineated our proposed policy, we 
cast our frail bark on the waters and only ask your brotherly 
consideration. We depend on the charge editors to do their 
full duty, and upon every brother to lend a helping hand. 
Whenever you have anything, especially a graduate personal, 
which you think would be of interest, send it at once, we will 
be glad to give it a place. Remember that anything you con- 
tribute is for the fraternity, and not solely to help fill our 

The Shield will be issued on regular dates, unless the 
Charge editors are derelict in their duty. Number one will 
appear April i , containing reports of winter banquets. Number 
4;wo July I , containing all college commencement news. Num- 
ber three October i, containing accounts of college openings. 
Number 4 December 15, containing convention news. These 
dates are arranged so as to insure a different class of news for 
each number. All matter should be in the hands of the editor 
as long before this date as possible. The dates named are 


those upon which the Shield will go to press. It takes about 
ten days to print and mail each number. Charge editors will 
be sure to get their letters ready at least ten days in advance 
of dates named. 

A fraternity directory, containing the names of all resi- 
dents of the largest cities would be of incalculable advantage 
to any one who might wish to find a brother when traveling. 
The labor of compiling such a directory is very great. We 
have New York City about ready to print. It will be first 
printed in the next number of the Shield, to be followed by 
other cities and, as soon as completed and corrected, will be 
published in book form at a nominal cost. 

The Catalogue is slowly drawing near. Considerable of 
the work is ready for the printer. The cuts are being prepared 
and it is confidently expected that we will soon be ready to go 
on with the work. Information is earnestly desired cenceming 
the list of names published in the Shield. If you know any- 
thing about any one of the names in the list, send information 
at once to Bro. Davis or the Shield. As soon as the list can- 
be completed we will push the printing. 

Hereafter the Shield will endeavor to give in each num- 
ber as a frontispiece the portrait of some noted or prominent 
member of the fraternity, and a sketch of their lives. The 
first number of Vol. 6 will contain the portrait of Abel Beach, 
and the second number that of Andrew H. Green, the only 
survivors of the memorable band who founded our glorious 
fi-atemity. The subject matter for Bro. Beach's sketch is now 
in hand, and also some poems of his production, which are 
reserved for the March number. Any Brother who can give 
any incidents in connection with Bro. Beach's college or fra- 
ternity life, will confer a great favor upon the editor by send- 
ing them at once so that the first of these sketches may be a 
great success. 


We would urge upon our graduate brothers the necessity 
of giving prompt attention to their subscriptions. The follow- 
ing extract from a letter just received, explains the situation 
perfectly : 

"Enclosed please find fi.25 for my subscription to the Shiei*d. I 
have delayed sending it entirely through negligence, and think the same 
is the case with others. I believe heartily in the support of the fraternity 
journal and I congratulate you on the true worth of what you have issued. " 

Remember that negligence on your part scores one point 
against the Shiei^d. If all are not prompt in their own remit- 
tance and zealous in their effort to awaken an interest in others 
we might as well shut up shop. It is not interesting for us to 
publish the journal for unappreciative readers. It takes much 
time and a large amount of very hard work, and this year has 
cost the writer a cash outlay of over $300, which he has con- 
tributed for the good of the fraternity. No better fraternity 
journal is published. There certainly ought to be no delay on 
your part to contribute the small sum asked for. If all who 
receive the Shield subscribe for it, the success of the journal 
is assured beyond question for as many years as you will keep 
up your subscription. If you fail to respond it will cease to 
exist after the next year. A blow against the Shield reflects 
with more than double strength against the fraternity. Send 
in your subscriptions now for the volume just expiring and 
also for the next one. 

It is a self evident fact to the publishers of fraternity pe- 
riodicals that advertisements are absolutely essential to their 
existence. Readers of the Shield will find in this number as 
fine an array of advertisements as can be found in any frater- 
nity journal. We call especial attention to them because the 
greater portion have been obtained from our personal friends, 
and the goods are well known and can be vouched for by the 
editor. It is our purpose not to insert any adv. which can not 
be vouched for and recommended to our readers as worthy of 
attention. Therefore you are urgently requested when in need 
of anything which may be advertised in the pages of the Shield 


to give first choice to it. Remember that you owe it as a duty 
to the best interests of the Shield to reimburse the advertisers 
who contribute so largely to our success, by giving your influ- 
ence and patronage to them. In this way they are repaid for 
the outlay, and we are enabled to give you a better journal. 
Read the remarks on new advertisers on a subsequent page. 

It is our desire to establish in our advertising pages a pro- 
fessional and business directory, devoted exclusively to Theta 
Delts. A very moderate charge is made — ^the benefit is double. 
The Shield is assisted and valuable information contributed 
to the brotherhood. Any Theta Delt in need of professional 
service, would put himself out of the way to go to a brother. 
Any brother in business or professional life should send in his 
ad. without solicitation. Help the Shield and without know- 
ing it you will benefit yourself. 

This number completes Vol. V. An index will be found 
at the close, and also, the index for Vol. IV, which we were 
unable to compile when the last number of Vol. IV was issued. 
A very limited number of copies of Vol. IV are on hand ; any 
brother who desires can procure bound volumes, containing 
Vols. IV and V, for $3.50, or a bound copy of either for $2.00. 
At this price the binding will be neat and substantial. Every 
charge should have bound copies for their halls — ^we hope to 
receive many orders fi-om graduate brothers for bound copies. 
They will make a desirable addition to your libraries, and 
the revenue from such sales will relieve the indebtedness now 

The graduate personals make the most important and in- 
teresting feature of the Shield and will be the key note to its 
success. Thus far one or two enthusiastic brothers have 
supplied the greater part of all the personals — devoting much 
time and pains to the work. We are very grateful to them as 

234 ^HB SHIEI/D. 

they have done much toward the popularity now smiling upon 
us. These personals can be made still more interesting if 
every brother will contribute at least one. Don't be too 
modest. If you can not get a personal of some other brother 
send one about yourself. Send newspaper clippings about any 
brother which may reach your eye. Do not send the full 
newspaper, but cut out the extract. We get many newspapers 
which contain items not marked in any way. The inevitable 
destination of such papers is the waste basket, with their mis- 
sion a failure. Mark the item distinctly or cut it out, but 
don*t fail to send everything you see which pertains to any 
member of our fraternity. 

Ai^i, subscriptions expire with the present number. A 
number of the charges have not remitted for Vol. V. This is 
not as it should be. Please make up your remittances at once 
for Vol. V. Payment for Vol. VI should be made before 
March. If attended to early it will not be forgotten. Graduate 
members who have received the present volume and have not 
responded, are requested to signify whether they wish the 
Shield continued or not. The subscription price is small but 
every little aids materially toward the support which we must 
have to maintain the high standard we have aimed to reach. 
Send in your remittance for Vol. V and the next volume before 
it is forgotten. A blank may be found in advertising pages 
which you can tear out and send with money. Can you afford 
to let so great a power for good to our fraternity die, from lack 
of your support and encouragement ? We think not. 

ffrerte^rRit^ gossip. 

Alpha Tau has two men in the university crew at Cornell, 
one rowing stroke. 

Alpha Tau Omega is endeavoring to establish a chapter 
at Vanderbilt University. 

The fifty-fifth annual convention of Delta Upsilon was 
held in Syracuse, Oct. 23, 24 and 25. 

The new Chi Phi catalogue is announced for January, 
1890. It is to be a book of 480 pages. 

The Chi Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority was 
recently established at Syracuse University. 

A popular lecture course has been organized by the Alpha 
Delta Phi fraternity at Wesleyan University. 

It is said that the Psi Upsilon chapter-house, at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, will cost about $40,000. 

Governor Foraker of Ohio, has presented to the Phi Psi's 
at Swarthmore, a handsomely fi*amed portrait of himself. 

Ex-Governor Hugh S. Thompson, who has been appointed 
civil service commissioner at Washington, is an Alpha Tau. 

Phi Kappa Psi is working to re-establish the chapter at 
the University of Pennsylvania on its old footing of influence. 



Ann Arbor enterprise is always driving at something new, 
and generally discovers it. When our package came from 
there we were unable to decide whether we had gotten an 
edition of stale butter, or an installment of a tannery. On 
opening it we found the Palladium, whose unique cover carried 
with it the perfume of the tannery. This cover is the oddest 
we have yet seen. It is of tanned, unfinished leather, with 
two narrow strips of the same material looped in one, each 
face, which, tied together, clasp the book. — Phi Delta Theta 

The Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi held its annual initiation, 
Friday evening, November 22d, at the house of Miss Harriet 
Sawyer in Cambridge. The following are the initiates : 
Alfreda Noyes, '89 ; Annie Hersey, Clara Laycock, Harriet 
Sawyer, 2d, Bertha Hill, May Nute and Sarah Windsor, all 
of ^93. 

President George Williamson Smith ^ J X, of Trinity 
College, Hartford, Conn., has been very successful since he 
took hold of that institution some years ago. The college 
under his guidance has grown rapidly and now has the largest 
number of students in its history. — Syracuse Standard, 

By keeping our running expenses as low as possible and 
avoiding extravagance, we are enabled to initiate men who 
might otherwise be deprived of fraternity advantages, and to 
give to -4. T, £1, the honor of their membership. — Hillsdale 
College Letter in Alpha Tau Palm, 

The new cover of the Theta Delta Chi Shield is a joy to 
the beholder. We foresaw that the former decorations were 
doomed. — Kappa Kappa Gam^ma Key, 

The Minnesota Alumni Association of Phi Kappa Psi was 
organized in Minneapolis, November 8th, with forty-four mem- 
bers in attendance at the banquet. 


One of the chapters of Alpha Tau Omega confers the de- 
gree of * * Bachelor of Ugliness. ' ' 

Beginning with 1891, no student over twenty-one years of 
age will be allowed to compete for a scholarship at Cornell. 
— Ex. 

The Cornell Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi has elected trustees 
and appointed a committee to consider a suitable site for build- 
ing a new chapter-house. 

The Union College Alumni Association of New York met 
at Delmonico*s December 9th, for the annual banquet, with 
125 members in attendance. 

The Sig^a Delta Pi, a secret society in the Chandler 
Scientific department at Dartmouth, has recently been changed 
into the Dartmouth Chapter of Beta Theta Pi, and will here- 
after sail under fraternity colors. 

The Iota Chapter of Chi Phi are occupying new quarters, 
a removal made necessary by the burning of the block in which 
their chapter hall was situated. The fraternity records were 
saved but the furniture, etc., was almost wholly destroyed. 

Phi Delta Theta has in New York, besides its chapters at 
C. C. N. Y. and Columbia, about 200 graduate members. 
About 100 of the alumni representing twenty-three different 
states were present at the recent alumni banquet. 

Zeta Psi expects soon to build a chapter-house at Yale, 
where that fraternity entered college as a junior society last 
year. The Cornell Chapter has a considerable fund which will 
be applied to building as soon as it is large enough to suit Zeta 
Psi ideas of what constitutes a lodge. An attempt will be 
made, it is said, to out-do the other chapters which own or are 
about to acquire homes in Ithaca. — Chi Phi Quarterly. 


The Alpha Tau Omega Palm in its October number oflFers a 
fraternity badge not exceeding in price $50.00 as a prize for 
the best article — either affirmative or negative on the two 

I. Should Greek fraternities in American colleges be tol- 
erated ? 

2. Is Pan-Hellenic Consolidation practicable and expe- 
dient ? ^ 

We hope the Palm will publish the articles so that others 
may have the benefit of them. .There is no doubt as to the 
importance of at least the first question. 

We are glad in this connection to quote from the Rev: Dr. 
Robert S. McArthur, who wriies in the Christian Inguirerunr 
der date Oct. 10, as follows: ' ^ ^ 

* 'There are six chapter houses at Cornell, representing the various 
college societies. One of them attracted our special interest We be- 
lieve these societies are capable of doing very much toward holding the 
students together, andinspiring them for better work while in co llege , 
and in attracting soiffe of them back for a post-graduate course. College 
presidents and professors are wise in utilizing these societies for the best 
interests of the young men, and the good of the college as a whole. In 
this respect President Adams follows the example of Dr. M. B. Anderson. 
It is folly, pure and simple, to oppose these societies, It is not inappro- 
priate in this connection, in view of the fears some have expressed, to re- 
mark that the writer never saw so large an attendance at the religious 
services, or the religious interest so marked as on this occasion. The 
religious atmosphere is much warmer and much more evangelical than 
in former years. This fact gives sincere joy to earnest Christians every- 

The Phi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma initiated the 
following young ladies, Friday evening, November 22d : Miss 
Parker, '92 ; Misses Hitchcock, Smith and Casey, '93. The 
ceremony occurred at the home of Miss Kingsbury, Chestnut 

Alpha Tau Omega is taking active steps toward the build- 
ing of a chapter-house at the University of North Carolina, 
also one at Charleston. 




Leaders in college will be leaders in fraternity. The good, 
quiet, faithful workers in college will be faithfiil in fraternity- 
work. And the shiftless do-nothing in college proves of no 
account in fraternity. In encouraging college interest, then, a 
chapter is laying the foundation for its own continued welfare. 
A chapter is known by its fruits. And of these, not the least 
fair is the wide-awake college spirit that makes the four years 
of study four years of symmetrical growth and real culture. — 
Kappa Kappa Gamma Key, 

The recent convention of Kappa Alpha Theta, held at 
Bloomington, Ind., was very successful, more work having 
b^n done than at any previous convention. The nex;t meeting 
of tlie national body will be held at Burlington, Vt., in the fall 
of 1 89 1. The journal will be published by Upsilon Chapter, 
at Minneapolis, Minn. 

The Sigma Mu at I^ehigh University are talking about a 
chapter house in the near future. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has entered Simpson Cebtenary 
College with ten members. 

Delta Psi has withdrawn her Washington and Lee charter, 
leaving two men behind it. 

* A 


Air— Old Dog Tray. 

Come, boys, with all your power, 

While friendship rules the hour, 
Essay the joyous song and swell the chorus high 

To " Delta *' we should sing, 

And make the heavens ring 
With the Paeans of the Theta Delta Chi. 

Chorus. — ^The J X, oh, we love her; 

We'll cling to her until we die, 
To her we love to sing, our oflferings to bring 
To the shrine of the J X, 

When the skies are overcast, 

And roars the raging blast. 
We'll give little heed to the tempest sweeping by; 

For here 'tis ever bright, 

And Friendship's golden light 
Shields the halls of Theta Delta Chi. 

Chorus. — 

We are brothers, tried and firm. 

And each morning's fresh return 
Beholds our joys increase and all our sorrows fly: 

For pleasure ever blends 

With the intercourse of friends. 
United by the Theta Delta Chi. 

Chorus. — 

Our affections ne'er shall cease, 

But ever shall increase, 
lyike the morning light in the clear azure sky; 

And our heart's unchanging love 

Shall nestle like a dove 
'Neath the altars of the Theta Delta Chi. 


Then it is unto the Delta, 

May she, like the banyan tree. 
Extend her branches o'er this land of fine men and of free, 

And may she ne'er cease flourishing •• 

While o'er is the sky. 
And God preserve from every ill the Theta Delta Chi. 

— Composed by J. K. Jones, (9 J X, Kenyon College, Ohio. 

0«r S:^®R€[»geg. 

[All Fraternity magazines are requested to exchange with The Shiki^d. 
'[three copies should be sent to Mr. Clay W. Holmes, Editor Shiei*d, 
Blmira, N. Y. In return three copies of The Shiei.d will be sent wherever 
directed. — Bd.] 

The Hartford Times of Nov. 27th has in its supplement a 
Thanksgiving sketch which was evidently penned by a Theta 
Delt, and we strongly suspect Bro. Fred Perrine of perpetrat- 
ing the same. Neatly interwoven in the pedestal may be seen 
upon close inspection the mystic symbols © J X, yet we pre- 
sume none but a member of the fraternity would see them. 
Bro. Perrine is one of the able reporters on this paper, and does 
considerable sketch work for them besides. 

The Sibyl, edited and published by the Senior class of 
**The Elmira College/' is one of the handsomest periodicals 
which grace our table. Its make-up combines literature, 
poetry and spice, as young ladies are always deeply interested 
in weddings, the ' * married ' ' column is replete with news. The 
only thing the college seems to lack, is a real genuine up and 
up fraternity. Our sister fraternities are hereby assured that 
Elmira College is a first-class institution and a chapter located 
there, would in no wise cast reproach on any fraternity. It's 
a splendid chance. 

There could have been nothing written more applicable to 

the Shield and its position at the present time than the extract 

from the Chi Phi Quarterly, in which, speaking of the efforts 

of several members of the fraternity to increase the subscription 

list, the editor says : 

" Our hearty thanks go out to all these" brothers for their kind co- 
operation and we trust many others may follow their example. The 


management spares no efFort to make the Quarterly interesting to its 

readers and valuable as a record of current fraternity life. Strenuous 

efforts have been made to secure and publish information about the older 

brothers and the number of them who have been attracted to the Quarterly 

is surprising. There are many remaining, however, whom the magazine 

ought to reach, and there are many who would subscribe if asked to do 

so by some enthusiastic brother. In many of our cities are collected 

large clusters of the brothers who are easy of reach to residents, and we 

trust that before many months go by, most of them will be induced to 

send in their subscriptions. Will not some enthusiastic brother in every 

city take the matter in hand and secure additional subscriptions to the 

In the same line is the following from the Shield of Phi 
Kappa Psi : 

'' We have the names of more than 600 alumni upon our mailing list, 
a number far in excess of many of our contemporaries, and yet we miss 
the name of many and many a brother ,who in the earlier days was wont 
to find pleasure in recounting the joys and sorrows of himself and chapter 
in our pages. We presume, in the ten years of our connection with the 
Shield y there have gone forth from colleges where our chapters have been 
located, 200 men. All of these ought to have taken our journal immedi- 
ately on leaving college, and have kept taking it ever since. A habit of 
reading your college secret society journal will do more than all other 
things to keep your enthusiasm alive, to retard the wheels of time and to 
keep you young." 

It is impossible for the editor to reach all the alumni, 
without help from those who are already subscribers. If you 
know of a Theta Delt alumnus, send, his address and we will 
be only too glad to send him a sample copy. 

We clip the following from exchange editorial, in Novem- 
ber number Chi Phi Quarterly : 

"The August number of the Delta Upsilon Quarterly gives to its 
exchanges the place of honor, devoting the usual space to its chronic 
quarrel with Delta Kappa Epsilon. If the outside world were to judge the 
organs of these two Greek Letter societies by the opinion of each regard- 
ing the other, imprisonment for life would be the lightest sentence passed 
on the editors of either publication.'* 

This clipping is published as an illustration of what it is 
the settled policy of the Shield to avoid. All exchanges are 


hereby notified that if we can not say something pleasant about 
their contents we shall keep silent, and we commend the same 
policy to them as the first step in the course of the establish- 
ment of a fraternal regard between difierent Greek letter 
societies. This world is large and we all can enjoy a happy 
existence without making others miserable. Quarrels, either 
*' chronic '* or otherwise, are too childish for college bred men 
to engage in. 

The Chi Phi Quarterly of November, says : 

" The Shiei^d of Theta Delta Chi is in new hands and, although its 
cover suggests a seed catalogue, there are improvements in the text which 
place this periodical among the best fraternity magazines in typograph- 
ical appearance. The early pages of the July number are devoted to 
accounts of reunions and personal information. The chapter letters are 
well written and the selections are made with care. The publication 
shows marks of careful editing." 

We thank the Quarterly for the kind words and while we 
admit that our **seed catalogue cover*' is not so aesthetic as 
hers, no words can better express the true aim of the Shield. 
It is not exactly a **seed catalogue,*' but a *' seed sower'* and 
the editor's mission will be fully accomplished if the seeds 
scattered in the Shield shall take root and bring forth fruit — 
in accordance with the policj'- outlined in our ** editorial 
introductory." The Shield will lack aestheticism entirely. 
Its cover conveys to Theta Delts a hidden meaning — beautiful 
to them but blank to all others. Its pages are prepared for the 
express purpose of giving news of particular interest to the 
fraternity. If, however, those outside the mystic circle can 
draw from its pages any food for thought, we shall be doubly 
paid for our efforts. 

**As is intimated in Mu's chapter letter, Chi Phi, Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon, and Kappa Alpha, at the University of Georgia, have been hav- 
ing a breezy time over an article in the July Chi Phi Quarterly entitled 
"Initiation of Non-Collegians, • ' in which some uncomplimentary notice 
was given to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Kappa Alpha chapters there. 
The author was thrashed by a Sigma Alpha Epsilon and had a fight with 
a Kappa Alpha. Thereupon the Chi Phi chapter challenged the Sigma 

244 ^HB SHIBI«D. 

Alpha Epsilon chapter to pick a man to fight a duel. The faculty then 
interfered and squelched the three warring chapters for this year, As 
the faculty is rather hostile to fraternities it is feared that this foolish 
brawl will lead to restrictive regulations. The Delia would suggest that 
the mothers of the belligerents be called in and requested to administer 
sound spankings. Peace and quiet would thus be restored in short order. * ' 
— Delta^ December, i88g. 

Unkind words and bickerings very harmful to the fratern- 
ity world are often brought on by jokes or careless statements. 
The fraternity press should be careful not to agitate such strife 
for several reasons. Chiefly because it has always been the 
uppermost factor in the opposition to fraternities by college 
faculties. This opposition has been of late years on the wane, 
because fraternity men have been accorded chairs, and are 
exerting their influence in behalf of fraternities. The press 
being a powerful factor in the education of undergraduates, 
we should be very careful of our words. This article is only- 
quoted for the lesson it teaches — drop animosity. There is a 
good place in the world for all of us. 

The November Sidyl contains the following expressive 
odes which show that Hallowe'en is not neglected by the girls : 


Oh, thou wise fool, whom nature hath endowed 
With subtleties uncommon to frail minds, 
Go to the ant, thou Soph., or any insect small, 
And learn that she knows more than beans 
To put in beds, and rice and salt. 
And be not wroth if words serene 
Remind thee of thy sport bereft, 
And ask if on one Hallowe'en 
Thou ever didst get left. 


Ah, fresh young souls, had ye but i>ondered well 
The tale that Wordsworth wrote of Peter Bell, 
Who, in the prim-rose by the river-side 
Naught but a simple, j'cllow flower descried. 
Ye had seen more in salt, and beans and flour. 

The bean, " kin to Psrthagoras," would show 
Your philosophic bent of mind, you know 
For " philosoph " comes from a Grecian source 
And signifies you love the Sophs, of course. 
Who loving you so well, forego the dinner-hour. 


By salt, we would imply your trenchant-wit, 
Which knows well on occasion how to hit;* 
And by the flour — sad that we must explain 
Our compliments, — we meant to make it plain 
You were the Elmira Female College Flower. 

We thank you much for your attentions kind, 

And since you followed there our turn of mind, 

We think we understand you. Are we right ? 

Molasses means sweet-temper — ^that our class sticks tight 

To one another, both in weal and woe. 

The pepper— yes, we blush, but still we know 
You meant by that the fire of genius. Oh 
Surely 'tis only in the Sophomoric soul 
Sweetness and genius join to form a glorious whole. 

The following poem published several years ago in Judge^ 
has been carefully preserved for a fitting occasion. It seems to 
be apropos at this particular spot : 


He was a guileless college youth 

That mirrored modesty and truth; 

And sometimes, at his musty room, 

His sister called to chase the gloom. 

One afternoon when she was there, 

Arranging things with kindly care, 

As often she had done before. 

There came a knock upon the door. 

Our student sensitive to fears 

Of thoughtless comrades' laughing jeers, 

Had only time to make deposit. 

Of his dear sister in the closet; 

Then haste the door to open wide; 

His guest, unbidden, stept inside. 

He was a cheery faced old man. 

And with apologies began 

For calling, and let him know 

That more than fifty years ago, 

When he was in his college bloom, 

He'd occupied that very room; 

So thought he'd take the chance, he said, 

To see the changes time has made. 

" The same old window, same old view — 

Ha, Ha 1 the same old pictures too !" 

And then he tapped them with his cane 

And laughed his merry laugh again. 

" The same old sofa, I declare ! 

Dear me I it must be worse for wear. 


ic ume old shctvH !" And thcD he canu 
,d spied the closet door. " The ume— 
my!" A woman's df«a p«ped thro"; 

©fiorere: Setters. 

[Charge editors are again requested to write on only one side of the 
paper and to assume a style somewhat more expansive than a telegraphic 
communication. The next letter is due on March ist, 1890, and should 
be as long as possible. Write legibly. 



The brothers of Beta were very much pleased with the last issue of 
the Shiei*d. There is a marked improvement in the look in every 
respect, and we look forward to greater improvement under its new 
management. We have always felt that the Shibi^d might be made the 
book that it now promises to be, and we are thankful that our desire is 
now to be realized. 

We have had an initiation, and Beta has been reinforced by good 
men from the Freshman class, and we have several others in view. 
Brother McCall, of Lehigh, entered Cornell with the class of '92 this 
year. We have just passed a Thanksgiving vacation of five days which 
was enjoyably spent by a majority of the brothers with their relatives 
and friends at home. Those living near New York and the the delegates 
to the convention, took this opportunity to witness the Yale, Princeton 
game at New York on Thanksgiving day. 

Brother Colnon, by the way, has developed into a valuable member 
of the 'Varsity eleven which has only been defeated twice this year, and 
those times by Yale. Brother Colnon will probably resume his place in 
the 'Varsity eight next spring, which eight will probably carry oflF the 
honors on the Thames as it did last June. Brother McLaren was elected 
editor-in-chief of the '91 Comellian board and is hard at work on the pro- 
duction of the yearly publication. 

Among our graduates, Bro. Vedder, '87, was married last fall, and is 
now residing in Ithaca, filling a responsible position in the Civil Engineer- 
ing faculty of the university. Professor C. D. Marx, '78, one of our 
esteemed graduates in the faculty, is now engrossed with the care and 
joy of a little boy. Brother Hyatt, '86, was recently married to one of 
Ithaca's charming daughters whom he took to his home at Lansingburgh, 
N. Y., where he will welcome all Theta Delts. Brother Timmerman, '89, 
Law, is practising in Buffalo very successfully for so short a time. 
Brother Stem, '89, is a promising architect of Rochester, N^ Y.; Brother 
Murphy, '89, is connected with a leading mercantile house in Decatur, 


m.; Bro. Parker, ^89, is progressing satisfactorily in electrical engineering 
with the the Brush Electric Co.; Max. McKinney, '91, left the university 
at the beginning of the year, to accept a promising position in the brok- 
erage business in Rochester, N. Y. ; Bro. Stuart, *9i, is with his father in 
the nursery business in Newark, N. Y. 

Members of the fraternity are at present preparing for the fall term 
examinations, and consequently there is a lack of fraternity news and 
gossip. However, by the next issue, a better account of the doings of 
Beta may be obtained by your correspondent. Apologizing for this brief 
letter and trusting that all members of Theta Delta Chi will see fit to call 
upon Beta, whenever in the vicinity of Ithaca, this letter must close. 



Welcome, and a hearty one, to the first issue of the Shield under its 
new management. Judging from the past, what more is needed to assure 
its success and longevity ? Delta's sincere congratulations to Brother 
Holmes on the honor and the task, the convention so gladly bestowed on 
one so worthy. Apropos of convention, are we not to be congratulated 
on the grand success of both the business and social sides of this meeting ? 
What fault could possibly be found with the arrangements of either, un- 
less, perchance, it be the " early closing " law of our *' Hub ?" 

We consider ourselves honored in being allowed to introduce to the 
fraternity at large our '93 delegation as it now stands. Brother T. B. 
Cram of Washington, D. C, leads the list, with Brothers C. V. Rice of 
.Sharon, Pa., and J. D. Ringwood of Ilion, N. Y., following. Fortune 
favoring us, we have not yet completed our delegation for the year, but 
will await the next issue of the Shield for further introductions. Some 
say nothing ever happens in this world that has not its opposite to coun- 
ter-balance the effect produced. While we are rejoicing over our '93 del- 
egation, we feel deep regret in being compelled to chronicle the departure 
of Brothers Miller, '91, and Yznaga, '92. Brother Miller has entered the 
University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, just in time to be of material as- 
sistance in starting Gamma Deuteron on the road to prosperity, and for 
Delta, he can give the warm welcome into our circle we would accord her. 
Brother Yznaga has returned to his home in Cuba, and his last letter ex- 
pressed doubts as to the probability of his completion of the course at the 
R. P. I. His college training is not entirely lost, however, as he is already 
playing on a base ball team composed of the society swells of his native 
city. On returning this fall, we found, as another cause for regret, that 
illness would prevent Bro. Bradley, '92, from being with us this year. 
We sorely miss the life and good-nature of our ** Shorty," and hope with 
all our hearts next fall will find him with us, as gay and healthy as ever, 
ready to finish the course so well begun. 


Delta still keeps up her list of visitors but wishes that it could be 
larger. Since the last Shibi«d, Bro. S. D. Cornell of Xi, Bro. Powers, 
Kappa '81 and Bro's. D. C. Lee and R. B. Ferine of Psi, have honored us, 
but each, with only a short call. All Theta Delts passing anjrwhere near 
us should remember that Troy belongs to them if they will only stop over 
long enough to see it. 

The Freshman flag-rush this year has given the two lower classes 
more prolonged excitement than any rush for several years back. Two 
attempts at a rush have been made and according to the Grand Marshal, the 
rush has not yet occurred. First, the Freshmen had their flag securely 
fastened at the top of a tall tree in the St. Joseph's cemetery. The local 
authorities not liking the idea of a "students' rush " among the tomb- 
stones, sent a squad of police, twenty-eight in number, to induce the 
Freshmen to change the locality of their proposed battle-field. Student- 
like, they would not be induced until, persuaded by oaken arguments, 
short and blunt, that they had made a mistake, and about 10 p. m. they 
left the field and flag in the possession of Troy's "finest." The Sophs, 
arriving a few hours later with the intention of taking the flag for them- 
selves, found — ^nothing. Thus ended the first attempt and the second was 
not made until several weeks later. Then, late one afternoon, the Sophs, 
discovered the Freshmen had their flag flying from the smoke-stack of a 
tug which was cruising around above the state-dam with the Freshman 
class on board ready to defend their banner. After vain skirmishing for 
a boat all that night, the Sophs, postponed action imtil the following day 
but it was not until afternoon that they succeeded in procuring another tug. 
Considerably delayed at the lock, it was but a few hours before evening 
when they passed into the water above the dam. The Freshmen steamed 
off" and the Sophs, attempting to follow, found they could not, their tug 
drawing so much more water than that of the Freshmen. In this shoal 
water the Freshmen remained until "time" was called, and no amount 
of jeering by the upper class-men could induce them to give the Sophs, a 
chance. The Grand Marshall decided " no rush " on thegfround that the 
flag should have been kept in one spot the entire twenty-four hours and 
not sailing up and down the river as did the Freshmen. A few days later 
the Freshmen being dared to celebrate their so-called victory and aroused 
by the guying of the upper classmen, started to parade through the streets 
headed by a drum-corps. It was just what the Sophs, wanted and for 
five minutes the principal street of the city was one of the most animated 
"rushes" that ever occurred. After soundly drubbing each other for 
awhile, all parties seemed to feel relieved and but little has been said 
about the matter since. 




Since the last issue we have initiated four Freshmen, Messrs. Edward 
Harrison Post of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. ; William Reynolds Ricketts, Wilkes- 
Barre, Pa.; Ralph William Sprague, Chicago, 111., and Harry Taylor 
Stoddard, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., swelling our number to twenty. Last 
Thursday night will be long remembered by those present as one of the 
most enjoyable occasions of their college course. Brother Ruthven, 
formerly of '90, was with us, and his presence in our midst once more, 
added greatly to the pleasure of the evening. 

We confidently expect to initiate at least four more men before, or 
immediately after the holidays. 

Epsilon Deuteron fully appreciates the honor she in a measure shares 
with Brother Carter in his election at the recent convention to the secre- 
taryship of the Grand Lodge, and we congratulate the fraternity on their 
happy choice, as we are sure Brother Carter is the right man in the 
right place. 

Nothing of local interest is at present going on, as since our un- 
fortunate loss of the football championship the University at large — or 
small — has settled down to hard " plugging '* for the semi-annual exams. 

We expect to be represented at the founding of the new Charge at 
Ann Arbor by Brother Carter and Brothers Caldwell and Du Bois, '89. 

We expect to graduate but four men this year, which will leave a 
goodly number to begin the coming year, which we trust will be even 
more successful than this has, is, and will be. 

In closing, we wish to congratulate the fraternity on her Christmas 
present, Gamma Deuteron ; may she be a strong healthy child, and an 
honor to her parent. 



In writing from Zeta, your correspondent would first like to reply to 
the question which first naturally arises : "How is Zeta getting along," 
and I can do no better than to quote the words of an eminent " di\dne'* 
of Providence, who on being asked the same question, replied : "I think 
I'm as well as one can possibly be who has been soaked for the last eight 
months." Now don't let some imaginative person stretch the meaning 
of that word * 'soaked ;" I simply wish it to be known that it has been one 
continual season of rain here at Brown for the last eight months. But, 
nevertheless, no one thinks that the weather has had any damp'ning 
influence over Zeta's love for the fraternity at large. At no time since 
© J X was established at Brown was there ever a more congenial *' band 
of brothers" than is found in the present charge. In scholarship, and 
class honors we have as high a standard as any secret society in college; 


and though we can not boast of our athletic attainments, still if there's 
any brother who thinks that we are physically weak, let him visit Zeta, 
and I guarantee that he will receive as hearty and firm a " grip " as he 
will in any college of the country. But to be a little more serious, we 
have nothing to complain of, and everything to be thankful for. 

Our delegates reported a highly satisfactory convention at Boston, 
and one of the pleasantest banquets they ever attended. One of the 
features of the convention which pleased us exceedingly was the resolu- 
tion to have a new song book. There are a number of good songs float- 
around in different charge-books, and when these are collected and 
printed in a fraternity song book we will have something of which to be 

One might think from the renewed vigor which seems to have per- 
meated Brown since the occupation of the presidential chair by Dr. 
Andrews, that our good old university is entering upon a new era of its 
existence. Wilson Hall or the new Physical Laboratory, which is to be 
equipped in the most thorough manner, is rapidly approaching comple- 
tion, and promises to be a very stately building. Plans have been com- 
pleted, and a site selected for the Ladd Astronomical Observatory, the 
gift of our worthy governor. And, best of all, we are assured by those 
who ought to know, that the erection of that long-looked for, long-hoped 
for, long-needed gymnasium, will surely be beg^n in the spring. 

There has been very little of a society nature going on here at Zeta 
which would interest other Charges since my last letter. We hold our 
regular meetings every Friday evening and the attendance is excellent. 
We can truly say that all is quiet along the line as far as our pickets 
reach. We are strong in numbers, in college influence, and everything 
bids fair for a successful year in the history of Zeta Charge. All the 
brothers unite in sending their best wishes and fraternal love to the other 
Charges, with a hearty invitation to visit us at any or all times here in 
good old Brown. 


Tune, '• O, my Darling, Clementine." 

In a far-famed eastern college 

I^ives a band of jolly boys, 

Pull of learning, wit, and knowledge 

Of this world and worldly joys. 

Theta Delta, Theta Delta, Theta Delta^Chi's the name 

Of this band of jolly fellows, Zeta's comrades known to fame. 

All the damsels sing the praises 

Of this band of brothers gay. 

All the world the song upraises, 

Theta Delta Chi for aye! 

Theta Delta, Theta Delta, Theta Delta Chi we love, 

See her star so brightly shining in the starry heavens above. 


Round the festal board, together 

Raise your glasses to the toast, 

Theta Delta Chi forever! 

Name of which we proudly boast. 

Theta Delta, Theta Delta, Theta Delta Chi, once more 

Fill the glasses to the lassies, whom the Theta Delts adore. 

Dear fraternity, forever 
We will sing of thee and thine, 
Naught from us the thoughts can sever 
Of our fellowship divine. 

Theta Delta, Theta Delta, Theta Delta Chi then sing. 
Raise your voices, brothers, cheering, louder let your praises ring. 

— G. H. W. 




It was the advice of an experienced clergyman, you remember, to a 
young ministerial brother who was seeking assistance as to the best way 
of writing a sermon, " to chop off the introduction, chop off the conclu- 
sion, cut down the middle, and then give it to them." I think that with 
equal pleasure to myself and my readers I may follow this recommenda- 
tion and content myself, by way of opening, with an expression of best \ 
wishes and fraternal greetings to all our sister charges from old Kappa. 

Now then, as to our initiation. In accordance with our intentions, 
as stated in the last issue of the Shikld, we were back on College Hill 
this fall, early, and ready for business. We had information of several 
men intending to enter, and with this to start on began our rushing cam- 
paign. As the result of our endeavors seven men decided that Theta Delta 
Chi was the best fraternity in Tufts College, and were initiated on Fri- 
day evening, October 23d. The names of these new brothers are: Frank 
H. Stephenson, '91, Hudson, Mass.; J. Murray HoUister, '92, Plainfield, 
Vt.; Albert O. Thayer, '92, West Somerville, Mass.; Joseph B. Groce, 
'93, Roxbury, Mass.; A*. Percival Thompson, '93, Middleboro, Mass.; 
Thomas Whittemore, '93, Cambridge, Mass.; Charles G. Kipp, '93, New 
York City. The initiation was very successful and very enjoyable. 
As usual, our graduates were present in good number, and by their earn- 
est words and heartfelt testimony to what the fraternity had done for 
them, they gave the new members as vivid an idea as it is possible for 
anyone to receive outside of the actual experience of what the Theta 
Delta Chi spirit really is. Among the graduates piesent and speaking 
were W. C. Ireland, '65, the well-known manufacturer of safes and a con- 
stant attendant upon occasions of this kind; F. W. Hamilton, '83; C. H. 
Puffer, '83; D. B. Colton, '85; S. W. Mendum, '85; J. F. Albion, ^87; Rev. 
T. O. Marvin, '89 pastor of All Soul's Universalist Church, Albany, 
N. Y., and B.J. Crandall, '89. After the ceremony was completed the 
company partook of a spread, and in the genial spirit produced by such 


an occasion, renewed old acquaintances and fastened the first links in the 
chain that was to bind our new brothers to our beloved fraternity. In 
the course of time the tables, arranged but a short while before with 
so much care, presented a scene of desolation and chaos that was fright- 
ful and terrible to see, and so, after the last man had had his fill, the com- 
pany adjourned to the college grounds to awaken the sleeping students 
to the fact that Theta Delta Chi had increased her family circle. It is an 
old custom of two of the societies at Tufts, instituted many years back 
and still religiously observed, to sing fraternity songs and give the fratern- 
ity cheer in every dormitory after the initiation is over. We did not fail 
in our observance of this custom, and in every hall we made the echoes 
ring. How the old pieces did sound out ! Every man, whether he was 
ever guilty of sounding a note before or not, lent his voice to swell the 
tide of song (?), and however much hoarseness may have detracted from 
the musical value of our efforts, they served our purpose in awakening 
all who were not deaf or dead. Enthusiasm, fortunately, is proportional 
to quantity, not quality, of sound, and in the enthusiasm we certainly 
were not lacking. The brothers then separated and Kappa's annual in- 
itiation was over. 

But, although the initiation with its flood tide of fraternity activity is 
passed, its influence still remains. The quickening of the spirit in all of 
us, and particularly the impetus given to the growth of our fraternity 
idea in the new brothers, have not passed away. All who have been in 
Theta Delta Chi two or three years know that this growth is not sudden; 
they know that they cannot appreciate in all its force the central idea, the 
living truth that gives our fraternity power; they know that one brother 
cannot give it to another, but that each must experience it for himself; 
and they know that the way to experience it is not to stand aside, a dis- 
interestedly critical observer, and wait for it, but to enter into close rela- 
tions with the brothers themselves.and to engage heart and soul in all the 
activities of fraternity life. And it is the fact that our newly initiated 
brothers do take this active interest in all our work, which gives us great 
joy, and assures us that in due time they will be true Theta Delts in all 
that the name implies. 

In college affairs we are well represented. Brother W. F. Leighton, 
*90, has been elected manager of next year's base ball team. Brother A. 
W. Grose, '91, is making a great success as business manager of the 
Tufionian, having obtained more advertisements by this time than his 
predecessor of last year — another Theta Delt, by the way, Brother Cran- 
dall, '89 — obtained for the entire season. Brother F. W. Perkins, '91, is 
editor in chief of the Junior Annual. Brother M. M. Johnson, '92, is presi- 
dent of the Tennis Association, and Brother W. S. Gray, '92, vice-presi- 
dent of the Base Ball Association. Brother J. B. Groce, '93, is captain of 
the Freshman base ball nine. We are represented in many other ways in 
all the activities of college life, and everywhere with credit. 

254 ^HH SHIEI^D. 

But, I am afraid that if this letter were to be lengthened out any far- 
ther, Brother Holmes would repent ever having taken upon himself the 
conduct of the Shibi.d, and so I must hurry to a close. At the conven- 
tion most of our men were in attendance at some part of the time or other, 
and they are all agreed in according it high praise as a practical, working 
body. The despatch with which business, and that important business, 
too, was disposed of was worthy of the highest commendation and merited 
the gratitude of every member of our fraternity. May it serve as a model 
for future conventions. 

And now, again expressing a wish that success may have lighted on 
the banners of all our sister charges, I bring this letter to a close. What- 
ever good fortune has befallen any in our fraternity, the sons of Kappa 
feel have befallen them ; and that all may be enjoying the prosperity 
which they are enjojdng, is the sentiment with which they say "Au 



Lambda Charge is just closing the first prosperous term of a happy 
new year. As the glimmering twilight of a fair day calls attention to the V 

*' forget-me-nots of the angels," so, perhaps, a little darkening of our 
horizon has occasionally made more clear the stars of our order. If so, 
well. But there is not any unpleasant news to chronicle. Indeed if we 
had not anything more substantial to live upon than convention enthus- 
iasm good news would be the only burden of this letter. What a conven- 
tioi^ was ! We think about as good as is possible and, judging from 
Charge correspondence, others think that there was never any better. 
The banquet is still talked of and business re-discussed. We were rather 
sorry not to get many of the brothers up to our house. However, next 
time the delegates assemble here we hope to have a new house whose very 
reputation will draw all to it To build a Charge house in a location and 
style perfectly satisfactory is a quite difficult task in Boston, but such a 
house will certainly be built — and that too before very long. 

We have more men to do it than we had at the date of the last letter 
—eleven more, right royal Theta Delts from birth. Just look over the list 
of names and see. Fred W. Adams, a wee little man but Siget there, 
adds greatly to our literary accomplishments. He is a member of '92, 
and is something of an elocutionist, as exponent of a quantity of the 
famous Delsarte plates, he raises it to a very high power. At any rate he 
and they are co-efficient to affijrd us a great deal of pleasure. John H. 
Fuller from Augusta, Maine ; Edwin LaF. Noble from Chelsea ; A. L. 
Pitcher, E. E. Heckbert, C. R. Hamlin, J. G. Wyman, W. S. Hawkins, 
Fred B. Kellogg, John L. Hopkins and W. S. Spencer are the others, 
wonderful men and fresh. 


The Freshmen gave their program yesterday at the annual Freshmen 
Philomathean to a crowded house. Under circumstances made very 
imcomfortable by the Sophomores, they carried through in an entirely 
satisfactory manner a long and interesting program. Four of our men 
were on the program, Bro. Hawkins as a soloist, Bro. Spencer as a tenor 
in a quartet, Bro. Pitcher as " Mr. Tittlebat " and Bro. Kellogg as '* Mr. 
Walsingham Potts-with-two-t's " in the farce, "Trying It On.'* The 
ladies took a considerable part ; the other fraternities — ^their claims to 
supremacy long may they waive — did well also, furnishing two men 
among them. Brother Kellogg as the " star " of the farce fairly wallowed 
in glory. 

To end the day almost everybody went to the first college social of 
the year in the evening. Among the features of the evening's literary 
work may be noticed the toast for '91, responded to by Bro. F. W. Cobb, 
who has this year returned to us after a year's absence in that distant 
country — Brockton. 

Other college news will not be very interesting. As distinctively 
Charge news we are pleased to refer to two very pleasant visits of delegates 
to Amherst and Hanover to attend initiations of M^andO^. The 
brothers all report a meeting of just such Theta Delts as we ourselves 
have. At our own initiation we had a delightful time, nor could we have 
had else with that company of seventy men. President Bartlett was here 
in Bro. Spencer's place, he having been summoned to the sick bed of his 
sister. Among our honored guests were. Dr. Gregg, pastor pf the Park 
St. Church and Rev. C. L. Goodell, pastor of the Winthrop f^. Church, 
Seth P. Smith and many of our alumni as well as those of other Charges. 

These men and others are constantly *' dropping in" upk us. 
Brothers Bullock and James called during Thanksgiving week and 
reported successful beginnings of a teacher's life. Brothers Hobson, 
Webber, Freeman and Backett, are in town, the first two in Law school, 
the others in the Theological department. Brother Clifibrd is in a knit- 
ting establishment at Stoughton, Mass. The "Log-Book" of '89, just 
out, says that Bro. Freeman and Bro. Clifford expect soon to "double up." 

We are sorry to have to report the resignation of Bro. Emery as cor- 
responding secretary and take pleasure in introducing his successor, Bro. 

Thirty three names are on our roll-book at present — their owners are 
all well and happy. They send Christmas greeting to all Theta Delts. 



With pleasure Mu Deuteron sends her Christmas greetings to the 
fraternity from her new home. During the term now nearly ended, we 
liave made some progress, having moved into our newly purchased lodge 


house, improved it by the introduction of electric lights and last we have 
pledged and initiated eight men from '93, who are all fine fellows. Bro. 
H. H. Baker from Hyannis, Mass., will make a powerful debator; Bro. 
F. D. Edgell, a fine declaimer; while Brothers M. T. Baldwin, F. W. 
Cole, G. H. Fisher, I. G. Paul, W. A. Ross, A. V. Woodworth will also 
strengthen ^ X in Amherst. Brother Fisher, '93, ranked highest in 
his class in the entrance examination, taking the Porter Prize, a fact of 
which we are all quite proud. Five of the brothers from '93 were ap- 
pointed to the *'rank division" in their class, which gives us a larger 
proportion than any other society here. Thus our high standard of 
scholarship is to be maintained by '93. Brother Whitaker of '90, who is 
junior monitor was selected as Freshmen tutor in Greek; Bro. Daniels, 
'90, tutor and assistant in Physics. Both Bro. Whitaker, '90, and Avery, 
'91, who represented us at the convention at Boston, brought back en> 
couraging and stimulating reports of the Grand Xodge. 

In the college world our position is rising and our influence is ever 
widening. This year in the senior elections we have Bro. Reynolds, '90, 
elected to be the Grove Orator, Bro. Whitaker, '90, Senior Senator; in '91 
Bro. Knight retains his place as "vice gym. captain ;" Bro. Avery was 
elected unanimously to be Senator and platoon captain; Bros. Stiles and 
Henderson are on the Guitar and Banjo club; Famham as one of the 
first tenors on the Glee Club for '92 ; Bro. Smith, Senator; Bro. Fairly 
because of faithful work has been promoted to the "rank" in his class. 

Amherst has been very successful in her football, playing a strong 
and close game with all teams we met except Dartmouth, and much of 
this credit belongs to Theta Delts, because of their work in the rush line. 
Here Bro. Allen, '91, playing right tackle did great work. He is the 
strongest man ever in Amherst college, and one of her best football 
players. Bros. Stewart, '91, Knight, '91, and Daniels, '90, were also 
members of the "Varsity." White, Rose and Baldwin played in the 
Freshman team. The four custodians of the " gym." are ^'s, which 
shows how thoroughly men of Mu Deuteron are trusted. 

The munificent gift of a new athletic field to the college pleases 
every one, but especially Theta Delts, because the value of our Lodge- 
House is greatly enhanced by being so near to the field. When com- 
pleted, the college will have some twenty acres of ground for athletics and 
recreation. It is to be connected by foot bridge over the W. C. R. R. 
with our old Blake field. The heavy grading is already finished and in 
the spring the diamond will be laid out and sodded. A quarter of a mile 
oval race course, a 300 yards straight-away race course, a football field, 
tennis courts, besides reserving ample grounds for walks and ornamenta- 
tion. It will be the finest campus possessed by any college and will 
boom our athletics. 

Such, in brief, is the record of a term of quiet, steady growth. From 
it we have every motive to press on to a larger and more useful life. 

" For class may come, and class may go, 
But our Charge shall live forever.*' 

char(;b i*etters. 257 



Since our last letter to the Shiki*d, Omicron Deuteron has received 
an addition of ten new members from '93, and the fraternity at large, ten 
loyal Theta Delts. Our initiation was held Friday evening, November ist, 
followed by a banquet at "The Wheelock," at which Brother W. T. Ab- 
bott, '90, acted as toastmaster and the following toasts were responded to: 
Omicron Deuteron, Shurtleff, '92; Our Literature, Brother Benton, '90; 
Our Graduate Members, Brother Davis, '89; The Ladies, Brother Thomp- 
son, '92; Our Youngest, Brother Miller, '93; Our Fraternity, Brother 
Bacon, '90; The Departed, Brother Colby, '91. The oration was by Brother 
Belknap, '92, and the poem by Brother Hopkins, '91. Brothers Candlin 
and PauU from Lambda, were with us at the initiation and responded to 
informal toasts at the banquet. 

The brothers from '93 already begin to show some literary talent and 
the delegation is as good as any, if not the best, delegation from the 
class. Brother Fletcher has already been elected a member of the Glee 
Club. We have had with us this year Brother Traver from Zeta, who has 
entered Dartmouth Medical College. He aided us very much during the 
chiming season and also aided Brother Watson, '91, in arranging about 
the organization of the Omicron Deuteron Banjo and Guitar Club, which 
is made up as follows: Brothers Turner, Watson, Fletcher, Thompson, 
Abom and Jarvis. 

We were represented at the convention by Brothers Abbott, Benton, 
Dearborn, Mills, '90; Plummer, Watson, '91; Potter, Shurtleff, '92, and 
Abom, '93. Brothers Abbott and Watson being our delegates, while 
Brother O. S. Davis, '89, was our graduate delegate. For those of us who 
were unable to attend there remains the New England banquet next 
spring, which is next to the convention in importance to the Theta Delts 
of New England colleges. 

The operetta company have already commenced rehearsals for their 
new operetta which will be presented about the middle of February. 

We would like very much to see all members of O A X who may be 
able to be with us on that occasion. 

Brother Belknap will have charge of the High School at West Top- 
sham, Vt, this winter, and Brother Jarvis will teach at West Concord, Vt. 



Since the last letter to the Shield, many changes have taken place 
in Pi Deuteron ; but during that time nothing has so effectively inspired 
in us so much zeal and fraternity interest, or given us such an impetus 
to future prosperity, as the report of our delegates. We were very glad 
to hear of the grand success of the convention, of the welfare of the 

258 THB SHIKU). 

fraternity at large, and the establishment of another sister Charge, while 
the choice of the Grand Lodge for the ensuing year was most unani- 
mously seconded. 

We are npw in our new rooms at 574 Fifth Avenue, holding them in 
conjunction with Rho Deuteron. The rooms, besides being in a fine 
locality, have been newly furnished, making them cozy and pleasant. 
Each Charge has a separate evening set apart for its meeting, but we 
always welcome any member of our sister Charge and are in turn 
welcomed by them. 

Through the kind eflForts of Bro. C. V. Mapes, /, *57, a 02/ X, club 
has been formed, the object of which is not only to interest the graduates 
in New York and vicinity in the establishment of a club house in the 
near future, but to seek their aid and co-operation. The plan has been 
decided upon to have monthly dinners during the winter and thus grad- 
ually bring the graduates together, and we earnestly hope that the affair 
may prove successful. 

Brothers Patterson and Gcebel are now presidents of their respective 
classes, and Bro. Trafford is on the staff of the foremost college paper, 
The College Mercury. On the glee club, we are represented by Bros. 
Alsdorf, Patterson and Schulz. 

We take great pleasure in introducing to the fraternity five new 
brothers : G. M. Schulz and F. A. Whitehome, '92, and C. Collins, W. 
Corbitt and G. Richardson of '93. We soon expect to ** swing" two 
more men, and are having our pick of the new class. The active men at 
present are as follows : 

'90 — F. H. Patterson, Dean Nelson. 

'91— F. R. Trafford. 

'92— G. C. Goebel, Charles Hibson, G. M. Schulz, M. A. Smith, F. 
A. Whitehom. 

'93— W. H. Butier, C. S. Collins, W. H. Corbitt, G. B. Richardson. 



Rho Deuteron is still alive and flourishing, although through the 
negligence of her charge editor, she has failed to be represented in the 
last two numbers of the Shield. The editor will not offer an excuse for 
his neglect, although he might find one which would pass muster with a 
little pushing. He prefers to accept with resignation the censure which 
he deserves. He will try in future to make up for his neglect by prompt 
attention to his duties. 

At our last Commencement, we graduated six brothers. From the 
Medical School, Brothers Coville, Sondem and L. Burrows, were sent 
out into the world to practice their quackery upon the unsuspecting 
public. From the Law School, Brothers Landes, Winans and Linington 


left US to try their oratorical powers upon the public. This made quite 
a hole in our numbers, and at the beginning of this year, we discovered 
that we had but thirteen brothers left. The more superstitious of our 
number began to despair, but the rest went to work with that determina- 
tion which cannot fail to succeed, and before long we had enrolled five 
recruits to our ranks. They are not ordinary men either, they are the 
best to be found in the college, and they are made of the right stuff to 
make first-class Theta Delts. 

We take great pleasure in introducing to the fraternity our new 
brothers : Bro. Arthur Haj', '92, Mines, is one of the best students in his 
class. His uncle was an old Z man, graduating in the class of '56. Bro. 
Halbert Powers Gillette, '92, Mines, is also a very good student. Bro. 
Ignacio Bmesto Agramonte, '93, Mines, is a resident of Cuba, and a jolly 
good fellow. Bro. James Hepburn Pollock, '92, Law School, and Bro. 
George Arthur Scofield, '93, Arts, from Connecticut, complete our list. 

Rho Deuteron occupied her new apartments at No. 574 Fifth Avenue 
at the beginning of this term, and great praise is due Brothers St. John 
and Jones for the efficient manner in which they have furnished them. 
We would be very glad to meet any of our brothers who may happen to 
wander to New York, at our apartments, and show them the sights. 

A few weeks ago we held a meeting for the graduates residing in 
New York, and formed a graduate club, which we hope in time will 
grow. Such a club would be a great benefit to the New York charges. 

Honors have fallen to the lot of Rho Deuteron also. On the 
Columbian board, we are represented by Bro. Tuska, '91, Mines, who 
holds the office of treasurer. Bro. St. John, besides being president of 
his class, is president of the Bicycle club, editor of the Mines Quarterly, 
and a member of the Glee club. Bro. Jones holds the office of Vice 
President of the Natural History Society. Bro. Mora is Vice President 
of the Engineering Society. On the foot ball team, we are represented 
by Bro. Dil worth, who plays left half-back. 

Our delegates brought back glowing accounts of the convention from 
Boston. We were glad to hear that there was a lack of all that unneces- 
sary squabbling, which has so marked our conventions of the last two 
or three years. We congratulate Bro. Bartlett upon his re-election, feel- 
ing confident that the convention could make no better choice. \ We also 
extend our congratulations to Brothers Carter and Hallock, both of whom 
we know to be worthy of the high positions they hold. Rho Deuteron 
heartily endorses the action of the convention in regard to establishing a 
chapter at Ann Arbor, and we feel confident that Bro. Winans, one of 
our own Charge, at present at the university, will do all in his power to 
make a chapter there a success. 



Sigma bobs up serenely with twelve beautiful men. Prosperity is 
stamped on our countenance. Since September we have initiated four 
men, and these four are in every respect fitted for becoming ideal Theta 
Delts. They are all we wanted from the field in which we had to work. 
Their names are Chas. E. Pettinos '92, Wilbur F. Sadler '92, Dr. F. L. 
Bamum '91, Geo. W. Shipley '93. Our prospects for a Chapter house 
still grow brighter. We hope at no distant day to announce that we have 
it. The glowing report of our delegates to the convention concerning 
the fraternity at large, has filled us with new energy, and we are looking 
forward to times even more prosperous than we are now enjoying. With 
much love to brothers of other Charges, we close. 



This issue of the Shiei.d finds us hale and hearty, much refreshed and 
encouraged by the glowing accounts of our recent convention. Our al- 
umni representative at this convention was Brother Clay W. Holmes, '69, 
and our undergraduates G. N. Hertzog, *90, and W. Jones, '92, who spent 
several days in and about Boston brought excellent and encouraging re- 
ports to their charge of the good and social time they had with their 
brothers, whom they for the first time greeted, this being the first conven- 
tion that has met since the re-establishment of Phi Charge. Our number 
has not been increased, but our spirit has risen higher and our work most 
zealously carried on. We are now reviewing for our examinations which 
begin Dec. nth, continuing one week, and then we close for three weeks, 
holiday vacation, which is looked forward to with great interest. 

We expect to increase our number before this term's close and have 
good prospects for next term. 

Nearly all our boys spent Thanksgiving at home, and we hope all 
the rest of our brothers enjoyed the dinner which was universally par- 
taken of as much as we did. Brothers Dumont, '92, and Oliver, '92, were 
on the college foot ball team the entire season, the former end rush, and 
the lattter left guard, both did credit to the team and filled their positions 

We hope if any Theta Delt ever is passing through Easton, he will be 
sure to stop oflF and see us. We will give a hearty welcome and good enter- 
tainment to anyone who comes. 

As this issue of the Shiei«d will be so near Christmas and the New 
Year, we cordially and heartily extend to all a very Merry Christmas and 
Happy New Year, and may the new year greet us all with encouragement 
and pleasure like to the last. 




The Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone — a day Theta Delts 
throughout the Fraternity might have celebrated with as much sincere 
feeling as we of Psi. It was a gladsome day with us — the anniversary of 
so many pleasant informal reunions of our beloved Charge. As we gath- 
ered around our loaded board — with an occasional old face here and 
there — ^reviving happy memories and recounting historic scenes and 
events, how we realized that we had been blessed as a Charge during the 
twenty-two years of our existence ; and how full our hearts were with 
gratitude ! In unison we utter the prayer: May Psi and our grand old 
brotherhood see many Thanksgivings, and be blessed with peace and 
prosperity to endless generations. 

When we returned to college at the opening of Fall term it was with 
anxiety, mingled with a feeling that might be thought akin to that of 
reluctance. We were not fearful for our Charge, but for ourselves as 
individuals. We realized what a burden we had received when the 
mantle of '89 fell upon us. The feeling that someone was missing was 
ever in our minds, The vacant rooms spoke volumes. It soon changed, 
however, and our spirits began to return when we found joined with us 
three new brothers from the Freshman class, who bade well to fill the 
places left vacant by those of '89. 

This occurred too late to be noticed in the last issue of our Shiei*d ; 
but it is with much gratification that we now present to the fraternity our 
*93 delegation: Brothers J. Gailey Campbell, Delhi, N. Y.; George C. 
Hayes, Booneville, N. Y., and A. Boyd Gilfillan, Peoria, N. Y. We were 
pleased with our success and can report to all, that our Freshman brothers 
may be depended upon whenever spirit or loyalty is required. 

As a Charge, twelve is our number— one being a Senior and two 
Juniors. Ten of us occupy the chapter house. We anticipate at the 
beginning of the coming term to add all the requirements of a boarding 
establishment and then we will be more nearly what we have hoped to be 
for years. 

Before this appears in print, the students of Hamilton will be 
scattered and the brothers, one and all, will be enjoying the life which a 
holiday recess alone affords. We eagerly look forward to the winter 
term when we will again gather, sing our songs and work together to pro- 
mote our common interests. 

Visits from many of our graduate brothers have been made to this, 
the Mecca of Psi, during the last quarter. We have been glad to greet 
Brothers, S. D. Allen, '78 and wife ; J. H. Pardee, *89 ; Rev. Dr. W. B. 
Lucas, *66; Rev. J. Beveridge Lee, *86; Charles Chapin, '89; W. G. 
Mulligan, *86 ; J. O. Rogers, '89 and S. W. Petrie, '76. We only regret 
that these visits are so infrequent and so hurriedly made. 


In athletics, Bro. Northrup, '91 continues to be the popular catcher 
of the college nine and Bro. Lee is still prominent in the field sports. 

Our delegates to the Boston convention return with glowing accounts 
of the great gathering, filled more than ever with zeal for our beloved 
fraternity. There is a power, and surely there must be a sincerity in the 
friendship that leads men, after twenty, thirty or even forty years to 
evince their love for their fraternity; and who of us does not know that 
in 6^ J is found a love which is true and steadfast. The conventions 
are the heart throbs of the fraternity life; and we only wish that every 
brother of ^ might have the hot blood of zeal and loyalty sent pulsat- 
ing through his veins by the associations which they afford. We have 
felt it and know what such an experience is. 

We wish all the brothers a Merry Christmas and our Fraternity, a 
prosperous New Year. 




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have employed them for some time with entire satisfaction. 
They do all the work for the SniEiyD and no one can say that 
their work is not first-class. All sketches in the SniEiyD are 
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The Badger Primary Table will prove of interest to any 
Theta Delt who is a teacher, or connected with schools. The 
editor of the Shield is one of the principal stockholders in the 
company, and can commend it to all, as one of the very best 
means of education in public schools or families. Anything 
done for this table is a favor to a brother. 

The Atwood Cologne is one of the standard articles of the 
market, and very popular wherever sold. The proprietor has 
been a personal friend of the editor for years and we trust you 
will try this cologne as a compliment to the fiiendship which 
secures an ad. for the Shield. Once tried no persuasion will 
be necessary for a continuation of it. 

Otis Bro's. Com Cure meets a long felt pain. The exper- 
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druggist for it first, and if he will not get it for you, write to 
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Lazeirs Perfumes, for the handkerchief, are the finest on 
the market. We speak from long and satisfactory experience 
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of Lazell's handkerchief extracts and commend them to your 
favorable notice. Try them and you will be delighted. 

The superior work done by Chasmar & Co. on the invita- 
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Photographic artists of ability are not numerous. Many 
of those who claim to do first-class work — ^while they may 
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out the finest work in the state. Many persons go a long dis- 
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College work from any point within reach will be carefully 
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If you need a tonic to brace up, read about Horsford*s 
Acid Phosphate, It will do you good. For summer use it is 
excellent as a beverage. 

The Remington Standard Typewriter tells its own story. 
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quickly or satisfactorily. It^is an absolute necessity in our 

If you want anything in the line of rubber stamps, don't 
fail to send to ** Keeler's Little Joker ** Co. They make every- 
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than Huyler*s confectionery, which is the most popular in the 
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Our old advertisers should not be forgotten. Look them 
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Index to Toltune IT. 






Banquets — Central New York Association, J. C. Hallock 193 

*' Kappa's Reunion, F. W. Perkins 132 

" New England Association, C. J. Bullock 16 

*' New York Graduate Association, F. L. Jones 19 

l( <( it tt (( (< .( IQ2 

" Southern Association, Alex. M. Rich 78 

** " " " *' 196 

Charge Letters — Beta, Delta, Epsilon Deuteron, Zeta, Theta, Iota, 

Kappa, Lambda, Mu Deuteron, Nu Deuteron, 

Omicron Deuteron, Psi 29 

Beta, Delta, Epsilon Deuteron, Eta, Theta, Iota, 

Kappa, Lambda, Mu Deuteron, Nu Deuteron, Xi, * 

Omicron Deuteron, Pi Deuteron, Rho Deuteron, 

Sigma, Psi 89 

Beta, Delta, Epsilon Deuteron, Zeta, Eta, Iota, 

Kappa, Lambda, Mu Deuteron, Nu Deuteron, Xi, 

Omicron Deuteron, Pi Deuteron, Rho Deuteron 150 

Beta, Delta, Epsilon Deuteron, Zeta, Eta, Theta, 

Kappa, Lambda, Mu Deuteron, Nu Deuteron, Xi, 

Omicron Deuteron, Pi Deuteron, Rho Deuteron, 

Sigma, Phi 209 

College Notes 147, 205 

Editorials — Prospectus 28 

Delay in last issue 86 

New Cover 86 

ShieldPolicy 87 

Annuals 88 

Subscriptions 88 

The Past Year 138 

Jacob Spahn 139 

Miss Irving's Poem 140 

The Next Volume 198 

Phi and Theta 199 

Annuals 199 

The Ruby 199 

Fraternities., 200 



Exchanges — F. L. Jones 142 

Frontispieces — No. i, Portrait J. W. Curtis, M. D 

No. 2, ** Rev. Calbraith B. Perry 

No. 3, ** Col. Jacob Spahn 

Memories of Marc Cook — ^N. La F. Bachman 71 

Necrology — Hon. James G Sprout 136 

Rev. Jirah B. Ewell 135 

Charles Wesley Palmer 25 

Manuel F. Aguayo 137 

Richard Henry Foster 27 

Our Graduates 234 

Personals 49, in, 171, 231 

Poems — Anniversary, Jacob Spahn 7 

*' " " Rev. Lewis Halsey 177 

** Autimin Days, Rev. C. B. Perry 21 

** Carnival Adventure, A, Jacob Spahn 141 

" Keenan's Ride, Jacob Spahn 141 

" The Family Circle, William R. Bigelow 65 

*' The Sons of Theta Delta Chi, Miss Minna Irving 137 

'* The Stars Above, Alvaro F. Gibbens 85 

*' To The Heights, Edwin A. Start 123 

Progress of the Fraternity, Rev. Calbraith B. Perry n 

Reminiscences of College Life, Jacob Spahn 181 

Songs — A Theta Delt Forever, Rev. Lewis Halsey 48 

A Theta Deltas Love, Rev. Cameron Mann 169 

Black, White and Blue no 

Friendship, J. F. Libby 109 

Marching Song, N. La F. Bachman 47 

Theta Delta Chi Forever, Rev. Lewis Halsey 170 

The Coming Convention, Frank L. Jones 129 

The Forty-Second Annual Convention, Frank L. Jones 190 

True Character of a Fraternity Journal, Max. A. Kilvert 80 



Address of Welcome at New England Banquet, Seth P. Smith 123 

Banquets — Reunion of Kappa Charge 47 

** New England Association 119 

*' New York Graduate Association 126 

" Western New York Association 16, 49 

Biogrpahical sketch of Rev. Henry C. Foster, 50 

California letter, N. La F. Bachman 209 

Charge Letters — Beta 169, 247 

" " Delta 21,91,171,248 

" " Epsilon Deuteron 23,172,250 

Zeta 24, 93, 173, 250 

Eta 25,94,174 

Kappa 96,175,252 

** " Lambda 26,98,177,254 

** *' Mu Deuteron 27,178,255 

** " Nu Deuteron 29, 181 

*' " Xi 102 

'* *' Omicron Deuteron 183, 257 

** *' Pi Deuteron 30, 102, 184, 257 

*' ** Rho Deuteron 31, 258 

" " Sigma 32,103,260 

Phi 104,185,260 

" " Psi 105, 185, 261 

College Life, W. C. Belknap 202 

Editorial 17, 73, 149, 227 

Fraternity Gossip 10, 77, 154, 235 

Gamma Deuteron 200 

Hon. Daniel B. Pond 207 

Necrology 33, I47i 225 

Our Exchanges 83, 163, 241 

Our Graduates : 33, 59, 129, 21 1 

Our New Advertisers 263 

Poems — Introspection, W. R. Walkley 191 

" Our Shield I 

•* To Benj. Franklin Tracy, W. R. Walkley 117 

** The Ideal in American Life, O. S. Davis 199 

" Zeta to the Delta, Galbraith B. Perry 206 

Professor John Towler, Rev. Lewis Halsey 57 

Songs— Auld Lang Syne in Theta Delta Chi, F. S. Palmer 8 

** Pond Farewell to Delta, Galbraith B. Perry 224 

" Hail to Our Stars, E. A. Start 190 

" Jolly Theta Delt, E. W. Bartlett 106 

** Parting Song, A. P. Gibbens 106 

** Theta Delta Chi, J. K. Jones 240 

** Theta Delta Chi, M. L. Kimball 190 

" Theta Delta Pleasure, F. L. Palmer 9 

The Convention 192 

The Convention Banquet 195 

The OldAlpha iii 

The Spirit of Theta Delta Chi, P. W. Perkins 43 

Theta Delta Chi in the South, A. L. Coville 113 

TheU Delta Chi in the War i 

Wanted for the Catalogue 40, 108 



The Spirit of Theta Dei.ta Chi, - - - - 43 

Annuai. Reunion Banquet of Kappa Charge, - - - 47 

The Theta Delta Chi Association of Western New York, 49 


Professor John Towler, - - - - - 57 

Our Graduates, - - - - . • - - 59 

Editorial, - - - - - ' - - - 73 

College Notes, - • - . - - - - 77 

Our Exchanges, - * - - - - - - 83 

Charge Letters, - - - ' - - - - 9^ 

Songs, .... .... 106 

Wanted for the Catalogue, .... - loS 

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The Oi,d Ai^pha, ------- m 

Theta Dei*ta Chi in the South, - - - - - 113 

To Benjamin Frankwn Tracy, - - - - 117 

The New England Association Banquet, - - - 119 

Address OF Wbxcome, - - - - - - 123 

New York Graduate Association, - - - - 126 

Our Graduates, -..-.-- 129 

In Memoriam — ^Wii^liam H. Scranton, - - - - 147 

Editoriai,, -- - - - - -'- - 149 

Fraternity Gossip, ------- 155 

Our Exchanges, ------- 163 

Charge Letters, ------- 169 

Songs, -------- i^ 

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F. L. JONES, Editor. 

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Introspection, - - - - - - - 191 

The Convention, - - - - - - " - 192 

The Convention Banquet, - - - - * 195 

The Ideal in American Life, . - - . . 199 

The Gamma Deuteron, ------ 200 

College Life, -------- 202 

Stanzas by Galbraith B. Perry, . . - . 206 

Hon. D. C. Pond, ------- 207 

Our California Letter, ------ 209 

Our Graduates, - - - - - - - 211 

Fond Farewell to Delta, - - - - . - - 224 

In Memoriam — Edward M. Nesmith, - - - - 225 

Editorial, -------- 227 

Fraternity Gossip, ------ 235 

Our Exchanges, ------- 241 

Charge Letters, ------- 247 

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