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THE 



SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 



A JOURNAL OF 



CoIIeoe an^ fraternity Xife an^ Xiterature. 



DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF 



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VOL. XIV. 

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INDEX TO VOLUME XIV. 



PROSE ARTICLES. 

Ade, George — Dinner in Honor of and Biography 212, 216 

Alpha Upsilon's Reception to General Runkle — /'. C. M. Spencer 171 

Alumnas and His Badge, An — George Ade 17 

Athletics, Sigma Chi in — Frank CroEter 289 

Babyhood of Sigma Chi, The— ^«^. G. A. Pollock 107 

Columbia College, Sigma Chi Enters — Edward Hamilton Daly 117 

Colombia College Chapter, Description of lUastration of the 188 

Dawson, Judge Charles M. — Charles Ailing, Jr 15 

Dinner in Honor of George Ade and John T. McCutcheon — E. W. Pickard 212 

Elliot. Frank M. — Edwin L. Shuman 200 

Fourth Province, Convention of the — Ben F. McCutcheon • 268 

Hamline, Hon. John H. — Charles Ailing, Jr 199 

Hume, John E. — Charles Ailing, Jr 21 

Initiation, A Unique — George D. Harper 9 

Initiation of the Columbia Chapter and Banquet of the New York Alumni — Marion 

M. Miller 119 

Japan, A Sigma Chi On — A Signta Chi 23 

McCutcheon, John T. — Dinner in Honor of and Biography 212, 218 

Merrick, George P. — Joseph C. Nate 202 

Milwaukee Sigma Chis, Banquet of the — Poyntelle Kemper 105 

Northwestern University and Omega Chapter 191 

Omega from 1889 to 1891 — Frank W. Hemenway 193 

Omega of Today, The — Edwin Marshall St. John 196 

Purdue University and Delta Delta Chapter from 1890 to 1895 — Frederic C. Scheuch. 310 

Reynolds. Rev. W. H.— The "Good-Bye" of, at the Ade-McCutcheon Dinner 215 

Runkle, Gen. Ben P.— Z. P. Garrett 3 

Shuman, Edwin L. — Charles Ailing, Jr 206 

Taylor, Alfred— i^rt^. T. A, K. Gessler, D. D iii 

Tourtellotte, Frederick ^.—Charles Ailing, Jr 208 

Trowbridge, Rev. Charles R. — Charles Ailing, Jr 318 

Weills, Rev. John C. S.— Charles Ailing, Jr loi 

What Are We Here Vox}— Joseph C. Nate 320 

Wightman, Charles A. — Edwin L. Shuman 204 

Winter Incident, A — Herman B. Schmidt 97 

Zeta ZetA from 1890 to 1895— W^iV/iViw /. Price 314 

POETRY. 

Bumble-Bee, The (a Son%)— George D. Harper 226 

Chapter House Song — Louis P. Moore 132 

College Widow, The (a Son^y—William C Ewing 13 



Denrish, The (a Song) — George D. Harper 14 

Endymion — Maricn M. Miller 267 

Gamma Gamma — E. A. Edwards 131 

Hail -The San (a Son%y-Rev. Theo. A. K. Gessler, D.D 116 

Impromptn — Harry Lee Martin 326 

Lovers' Reconciliatioo, The — Janus If. Newman 185 

Love Task, A (a Song) — J. Agassiz Holp 211 

Love will Find the Way — Clyde P. Johnson 313 

My Love (a Song) — George D. Harper 172 

Sigma Chi Girl. The— H^illiam C. Ewing 20 

Sigma Chi Yodel (a Song)— Z. R. Garrett 77 

Song» A — Psi 220 

When Barbs Are Sleeping (a Song) — /. A. Holp 104 

When My College Days Go By (a Song) — George D. Harper no 

"Will Yez All Be Wid Me?" (a Song)— i9«rr IV. Mcintosh 121 

EDITORIALS. 

Approaching Grand Chapter, The 221 

Badge Lost, A 224 

Badge Recovered, A 32 

Change in Grand Quaestor's Address 128 

Changes in the Grand Council 32 

Chapter House Question, The 125 

Coming Event, The 327 

Commencement and the Alumni 225 

July Quarterly, The 223 

New College Year, The 29 

Neit Grand Chapter. The 31. 127 

Report of the Song Book Committee 225 

Sigma Chi Two-Step. The 223 

Tribunes' Semi-Annual Reports .1 224 

LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS. 

Chicago 75, 212 

Milwaukee (unorganized) 105 

New York 119, 368 

Philadelphia 129 

Washington 130 

REVIEWS. 

"Fraternity Studies" by W. R. Baird 186 

Walter Malone's New Book 270 

LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 

Alpha 47 X46 345 

Gamma 48 — 242 346 

Epsilon 33 133 227 330 

Zeta 43 141 238 340 

Eta 70 267 262 364 



Theta 34 135 228 331 

Kappa 35 13G 229 333 

Lambda ,. — 152 249 

Mn 49 147 243 347 

Xi- 54 153 249 

Omicron 36 137 230 334 

Rho 56 154 250 352 

Chi 1^ 57 156 251 353 

Psi 44 142 239 341 

Omega 59 158 253 355 

Alpha Alpha 36 137 231 335 

Gamma Gamma 45 143 239 341 

Delta Delta 58 157 252 354 

Zeta Zeta 51 148 244 348 

Zeta Psi 52 149 245 350 

Eta Eta 38 — 232 337 

Theta Theta 60 

Kappa Kappa 60 159 254 356 

Lambda Lambda 53 150 247 351 

Nu Nu — 117 233 

Sigma Sigma 46 145 240 343 

Alpha Beta — 163 — — 

Alpha Gamma — 151 . .. 248 — 

Alpha Epsilon 65 164 259 362 

Alpha Zeta 61 160 255 

Alpha Theta 39 234 

Alpha Iota 62 — 256 357 

Alpha Lambda 63 161. . .257 359 

Alpha Nu 71 — 263 364 

Alpha Xi 67 164 — — 

Alpha Omicron 72 168 264 365 

Alpha Pi 64 162 258 360 

Alpha Rho 39 138 235 . . 338 

Alpha Sigma — — .....*. 361 

Alpha Tau — 145 241 344 

Alpha Upsilon 68 166 261 362 

Alpha Phi 41 140 236 — 

Alpha Chi 41 140 237 339 

Alpha Psi 73 169 266 366 

Alpha Omega ,.69 .62 

PERSONALIA. 

General 78 173 271 369 

Marriages 90 182 — 375 

Obituary 92 182 280 376 

ILLUSTRATIONS. 

Opposite page 

Ade, George 213 

Alpha Nu Chapter — University of Texas 365 

Athletes of Delta Delta Chapter 289 



Athletes of Kappa Kappa Chapter 303 

Dawson, Judge Charles M 15 

Delta Delta Chapter — Pardue University 311 

Elliot. Frank M 201 

Hamline, John H 199 

Hinckley. H. P 295 

Holliday. Warren W 307 

Hume. John E 1 21 

Ireland, Samuel R 89 

Johnson. Clyde P 295 

McCutcheon, John T 213 

Merrick, George P 203 

"Mourners They Were" 97 

Nu Nu Chapter — Columbia College Z17 

Omicron Chapter — Dickinson College 231 

Omega Chapter. 1894-5 '97 

Orrington Lunt Library 191 

Runkle. General Ben P 3 

Rnger. R. A 291 

Shuman. Edwin L 203 

Spence. George K 291 

Swango, James H 89 

Taylor. Alfred ixi 

Tonrtellotte. Frederick J 209 

Trowbridge, Rev. Charles R 319 

Van Winkle, John S 89 

Weills. Rev. John C. S loi 

Wightman, Charles A 205 

Zeta Zeta Chapter — Centre College 317 



VOLUME XIV.— No. 1. 



The Sigma Chi Quarterly 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN 



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THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY. 



CHARLES ALLING, JR. 

KOITOR-IN-CHIKr. 



NOVEMBER, 1894. 



CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 
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GRAND CONSUL. 
Fendall Law Building, Washington, D. C. 

GRAND TRIUMVIRS. 

Vi rf g l l^ ' J/w— ]u&EyH e . ^ATB Suite 30, Reaper Block, Chicago. 

Grand Annotaior — W. T. Aldbn 11. 184 Dearborn St. , Chicago. 

Grand Praior (Fifth Province)- -Roy N. Miller University of Chicago, Chicago. 



GRAND PR>ETOR8. 

First Frpvincr—RoBEm E. Lbb 330 4>4 St. N. W., Washington. D. C. 

Second " — Gkorgb H. Dbnny Pantop's Academy, Charlottesville. Va. 

TAird " — Gborgb D. Harpbr 24 Johnston Building. Cincinnati, O. 

Fourth " — Frbdbrick C. Scheuch The Lahr. Lafayette, Ind. 

Fi/tk " — Roy N. Miller University of Chicago, Chicago. 

Sixth " — H. B. Hicks Court House, Lincoln, Neb. 

Seventh ** — Wm. B. Ricks Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 



GRAND TRIBUNE. 
Charles Alling. Jr 407 Tacoma Building. Chicago. 



OFFICIAL JEWELRY AGENT AND GRAND HISTORIAN. 
W. C. Van Bbnschotbn Evanston. 111. 

OFFICIAL JEWELERS. 

J. F. Newman 19 John Street, New York City. 

D. L. AuLD 21 East Gay Street, Columbus, O. 

Gborgb G. Dyer Indianapolis, Ind. 

Bunde & Upmbyer 121 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 

A Strictly Private Newspaper, Pubushbd in the Months of October, Decbmbbr, 

January. March, April and June. 

Published by the Fraternity and edited by the Grand Tribune. 

Sent on request, without charge, to all members of the Fraternity who subscribe for 
The Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

T^fve Slgrrwa^ Cfvl Qua^nerly 

A JOURNAL OF COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY LIFE AND LITERATURE. 
Published in the Months of November, February, May and July. 



Members of the Fraternity are invited to contribute articles, news items, verses, 
sketches, and especially personal notices of Alumni members. 

Sobseriptlon, |1.S0 per Annum. Sin^e Copies, 50 Cents. 

All Exchanges and Literary Communications should be sent to Charles Alling, Jr., 

407 Tacoma Building, Chicago. 

AH baiineti communications and all remittances should be sent to the Grand Qaastor, Joseph C. 
Natb. 30 Reaper Block, Chicago. He has exclusive charge of the mailing of all publications and the 
sale of all fraternity literature. 



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Gen'l Ben. P. Runkle. 



THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



Vol. XIV. NOVEMBER, 1894. No. i 



BENJAMIN PIATT RUNKLE, ALPHA, 'S7^ 

COLONEL, AND BREVET MAJOR GENERAL U. S. VOLUNTEERS, 
MAJOR, AND BREVET COLONEL U. S. ARMY (RETIRED). 

In the summer of 1893 quite a stir was created in Sigma Chi circles 
of Los Angeles, California, by the arrival there of Gen. Ben. P. Runkle. 
Immediately on learning of the General's presence in the city, I started 
out to make his acquaintance, feeling confident that I would need no 
other recommendation or introduction than that afforded by my badge. 

On reaching the General's ofl&ces I entered without knocking and 
found myself in the presence of a gentleman who was walking nervously 
up and down the room dictating to a stenographer. On my asking, 
''Is General Runkle in?*' the gentleman paused and replied courteously, 
*«He is,** and pushing a chair towards me, he continued, ** There is no 
need of asking your business : I see you are a Sigma Chi.** He looked 
again at my badge, and gazed at me earnestly for a moment, and then, 
stepping forward, shook hands cordially, giving me the grip. 

Meantime my eyes had not been idle ; I had not turned them from 
the General after I realized I stood in the presence of the man whom I 
had most earnestly longed to see ever since my initiation into Sigma 
Chi, and indeed General Runkle presented an appearance that would 
have attracted and well deserved the attention of a mere passer-by. 
Over six feet tall, well built and straight as an arrow, he looked every 
inch a soldier. His rather long grey hair fell in waves over his temples, 
giving an appearance of age that caused one to wonder at such bearing 
in a man so old. But a glance at the face shook first impressions as to 
age; true, it was marked with lines and at places drawn, but this 
seemed the work of pain and trial rather than of time. For instance, a 
close obsever could see in the slightly raised and odd curvature of the 
left cheek, commencing just above the full grey beard, the evidence of 
a soldier's terrible wound. But beneath the grey mustache the mouth 
was firmly set. The blue eyes gleamed brightly and searchingly from 



4 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

under the bushy grey eyebrows with a steady, yet always kindly gaze 
that betokened the generous, impetuous, and fiery spirit within. His 
manner, though active and restless, showed that that spirit had been 
chastened by years of valuable mental and physical training. 

However, the General left me little time for reflection on his appear- 
ance. He began to ply me with questions regarding Sigma Chi in a 
manner that showed me he had lost none of his old interest in the 
**frat." I, in turn, was soon listening to interesting tales of the found- 
ing of Alpha, and of college life at Miami in ante-bellum days. 

So began an acquaintance which, though brief, has been one of the 
most pleasant of my life, and I take pleasure in telling what I have 
learned to know of General Runkle in order that Sigma Chi may knowr 
to what kind of a man she so largely owes her origin. Yet it is with 
much hesitation and many misgivings that I have undertaken to give 
the story of his life to the Sigma Chi world. It would be almost 
impossible to present here a true picture of a man of such depth and 
character, neither is it an easy task to give a true insight to a life so 
changing and so full of intense and varied action — especially in the 
short space to which this article is necessarily limited. At the very 
outset of this sketch, therefore, I must beg the indulgence of my readers 
for all defects in form and matter. I know of no better way of present- 
ing a true picture of the man as he is than by relating the story of my 
first meeting with him ; this I have done. I will now give briefly the 
story of his life. 

Benjamin Piatt Runkle was born on September 3, 1836, at the vil- 
lage of West Liberty in the Mac-0-Cheek valley, Ohio. He is a 
grandson of Col. Jacob Piatt of the Revolutionary army. His ancestors 
came to America prior to the Revolution and have taken an honorable 
part in that and in all the subsequent wars of the United States. 

Young Runkle attended the public school in his native village until 
fourteen years of age ; he was then sent to prepare for college at 
** Geneva Hall," an academy in the northern part of Logan County, 
Ohio. One of General Runkle' s comrades at the academy was " Ike" 
Jordan, afterwards the Honorable I. M. Jordan, of Cincinnati. "Ben" 
Runkle and **Ike" Jordan became firm friends, and fought each other's 
battles nobly and frequently. Finally a feud, into which they had 
entered with the village and farmer boys of the neighborhood, resulted 
in a pitched battle at a spelling bee that Runkle and Jordan had 
attended. As an immediate consequence of the fight "Ben" and "Ike" 
were removed to Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. "Ike" was quite 
indignant ; he wanted to stay and fight it out, but the powers that were 
decreed otherwise. 



BENJAMIN PI A TT R UN RLE. 5 

Runkle and Jordan entered the Sophomore class at Miami Univer- 
sity. At the time Miami was the equal of any college in the United 
States. It had a good corps of professors, and its students were from 
the best families both north and south. 

Runkle remained at Miami three years. He studied some — enough 
to maintain high standing in his classes — but he cared far more for his 
standing in the literary societies, the Erodelphian and Miami-Union, 
than for the grades given in the class-room. When he was elected to 
deliver the annual address to his society during his junior year he prized 
it far higher than he would have prized the first honors of his class. 
An essay read by young Runkle in the Erodelphian Hall, soon after his 
entrance at Miami, made him a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
fraternity, of which organization at the time he scarcely knew a single 
member. Soon after Jordan also joined the Dekes. 

Justly, the Delta Kappa Epsilon should have been called a society, 
and not a fraternity. Its members were chosen, not because they were 
companionable, but because of their intellectual qualities. It was ex- 
pected, not that they would make congenial associates, but that they 
would, by their intellectual performances, reflect honor on the society, 
and assist its members in securing college honors in any way that should 
appear feasible. These facts stamped the Delta Kappa Epsilon as a 
Cabal rather than a fraternity. 

To carry out the spirit of its organization the Dekes, of necessity, 
had a leader. That leader was Whitelaw Reid; he was the Czar of the 
little Delta Empire, and he made his will law, finally causing a success- 
ful revolution. Runkle and his kindred spirits were restive under 
Reid's leadership, and at length, at an election in the Erodelphian So- 
ciety, they refused to vote in favor of brother Newman for poet at the 
Junior exercises. They were brought to account in short order. Reid 
called a meeting to coerce the offenders, at which an alumnus. Minor 
Milliken, made a very energetic speech in favor of the "Regulars," 
producing a profound impression. The six o^enders were seated at a 
supper table when he began ; when he finished they arose with one 
accord and told him briefly and pointedly what they thought of him. 
Jordan said he could whip him, and would proceed at once to do so. 
He was about to commence operations, when Runkle threw down his 
badge, saying, "I did not join this society to be anybody's tool," and 
marched out of the room followed by the other five. One stormy meet- 
ing followed. Reid moved to expel the offenders; the vote stood six to 
six. Then Reid took possession of the chapter paraphernalia, including 
charter, seal, etc. Runkle, Jordan, Bell, Scoby, Cooper, and Caldwell 



6 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

withdrew from the Delta Kappa Epsilon, and, with Will L. Lockwood, 
organized the Sigma Chi on June 20, 1855. So was formed the Sigma 
Chi fraternity. Without definite plans for the future, it was the spon- 
taneous association of congenial souls. Fraternity and disinterested 
friendship were the only bonds that held together the founders of the 
order, and they ever since have been the great strength of the society ; 
nothing else binds Sigma Chis to each other today. In our fraternity 
the ancient guest friendship of the Greeks was revived, and is now 
developed to the fullest and broadest extent that the circumstances of 
the age and times will permit. But the character and aims of the fra- 
ternity are too well known to my readers to need discussion here ; so, 
also, is the story of the events that followed the birth of the order at 
Miami. I will only add that thenceforth Runkle*s principal business at 
college was to scheme and work and fight for Sigma Chi, and for that 
matter, such was the principal occupation of the entire old Alpha chap- 
ter. 

Brother Runkle was graduated A. B. in 1857, and three years after- 
wards took the degree of A. M. Immediately after leaving college he 
commenced the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1859. He 
practiced in Cincinnati and Urbana, Ohio, until 1861. He was nomi- 
nated for the Ohio state senate in i860 by the Democracy. 

General Runkle was Captain of the Douglas Guards of the Ohio 
Militia at the breaking out of the civil war. The company volunteered 
as a whole, and Runkle was commissioned Captain, Thirteenth Ohio 
Infantry, April 22, 1861, and promoted Major, November 8, 1861. He 
served in the West Virginia campaign under Gen. W. S. Rosecrans. 

Major Runkle took an active part in many battles, and was always 
in the thickest of the fight. While serving in Smith's brigade, Critten- 
den's division, Army of Ohio, at the battle of Shiloh, he was severely 
wounded, and left for dead on the field. His obituary, written in the 
most noble and glowing terms by his whilom college friend and enemy, 
Whitelaw Reid, appeared shortly afterward in the New York Tribune, 
Runkle recovered, however, and on August 19, 1862, was commissioned 
Colonel of the Forty-Fifth Ohio Infantry, which regiment he had raised 
and led to the field as soon as he was able to walk. 

Colonel Runkle served in the department of Kentucky under Gener- 
als Wright, Bumside and Gillmore during the remainder of 1862 and 
part of 1863, commanding at that time a brigade of mounted infantry. 
He took part in numerous engagements, and distinguished himself fre- 
quently by his brave and dashing conduct and the able manner in which 
he handled his command. On March 30, 1863, he was thanked on the 



BENJAMIN PI A TT R UNKLE, 7 

field at Somerset, Kentucky, for the conduct of himself and command 
in breaking the Confederate lines. General Gillmore afterwards wrote, 
''I shall always remember with pleasure your conduct at Somerset, for 
to the charge of your command, so gallantly led by yourself, was due 
the victory of that day." 

Colonel Runkle's wounds breaking out afresh and incapacitating him 
for active service, he was ordered to report to Governor Tod of Ohio 
for duty. The Governor ordered him to Washington, D. C, as his 
confidential aid and agent, sending a letter to President Lincoln in the 
following words: ''The bearer hereof commands my full confidence and 
is worthy of yours." He transacted business for the State of Ohio with 
the departments at Washington until well enough to return to the field. 
He rejoined his command in the Atlanta campaign, and took an active 
part in the march to Atlanta. On July 21, 1864, he was mustered out 
on account of his disability occasioned by wounds received in action. 

However, Runkle again returned to the service and was appointed 
Lieutenant Colonel, Veteran Reserve Corps (volunteers), August 22, 
1864. He commanded the twenty- first regiment of that corps until 
September, 1865, and in November of that year was brevetted Major 
General of Volunteers. He was a member of the committee appointed 
by the corps to secure its recognition in the Regular Army, and spent 
the winter of i865-'66 in Washington on that business. Largely as a 
result of the labors of that committee four veteran reserve corps regi- 
ments were authorized for the Regular Army. General Runkle was 
commissioned Major of the Forty-Fifth Infantry U. S. A. July 28, 1866. 

From 1866 to 1870 Major Runkle served under Major General O. O. 
Howard in Tennessee, South Carolina and Kentucky. On March 2, 
1867, he was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel U. S. Army upon the recom- 
mendations of Generals Geo. H. Thomas, Gillmore and others for gal- 
lant and meritorious services at the battle of Shiloh and during the war. 
The final retirement of Colonel Runkle was on December 15, 1870, "on 
account of disability occasioned by wounds received in action." He 
was then only thirty-four years of age. 

After his retirement Gen. Runkle did not long remain inactive. He 
took a prominent part in politics, and during 1872 was on the staff of 
the Washington Capital. During the years 1 873-' 75 he edited the 
Urbana (O.) Union, His ill health, resulting largely from old wounds, 
then compelled him to give up active business life for a while, and until 
1878 his attention was mainly occupied by a controversy into which he 
had been drawn with the government concerning his management of 
the Freedman*s Bureau in Kentucky. That controversy was decided 
in favor of Gen. Runkle by President Hayes in 1877. 



8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Gen. Runkle, having determined to enter the ministry, attended the 
Gambier Theological Seminary during the years 1879 ^^^ 1880. In 
1879 he was ordained a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 
and until 1885 engaged in active church work. During that period he 
built five churches and served as rector at Galena, Ohio; Midland, 
Michigan; Minneapolis, Minn. (Grace Church); Frankfort, Huntington 
and Greencastle, Ind. Then General Runkle*s health again gave way, 
and he resigned from the ministry. 

Shortly before this the old controversy with the government had 
been re-opened, and it now occupied all the attention that his health 
permitted him to give to business matters. In the spring of 1887 the 
matter was finally and forever decided triumphantly in General Runkle's 
favor by the Supreme Court of the United States. However, I must 
refer my readers to the records of the Department of War and the Court 
Reporters* for the particulars of this truly interesting legal battle. 

In May, 1888, General Runkle became a contributor to, and after- 
wards business manager of, Belford^ s Magazine. He occupied that 
position for some time, until his health compelled him once more to 
abandon active business life. In 1891 he removed to California, where 
he still resides, doing what good he may for his fellow-men. 

Such is, briefly, the career of Benjamin P. Runkle — student, lawyer, 
soldier, editor, preacher, poet, author, and philanthropist. Would that 
I had space to show how, through it all, he has always been the same 
sincere, generous, impulsive friend that we find him today ; how at all 
times he remained his old open self, presenting nothing but his true 
character to the world. Sigma Chi stands, above all things, for frater- 
nity ; for the sincere as against the hypocritical ; for the real as against 
the artificial. The order has reason, therefore, to be proud of General 
Runkle — proud of the man, proud of his record. 

L. R. Garrett, Alpha Upsilon, '95. 

Los Angeles, Calif., October 15, 1894. 



*See the case of Rankle v. United SUtes and United States v. Rnnkle, 12a U. S. Reports, 543. 



A UNIQUE INITIATION, 



A UNIQUE INITIATION. 

P. T. Barnum often said that if a person wants to succeed let him 
advertise, and that the American people like to be humbugged. The 
owner of the ''grandest show on earth" knew what he was talking 
about, and no one stands ready to discountenance his good hard sense. 

The Cincinnati alumni members of the Sigma Chi fraternity resolved 
that our organization was in prime shape for exhibition; that our frater- 
nity was a good enough society to be introduced to the common herd of 
mankind ; that we were not ashamed honestly to advertise ourselves ;. 
that several hungry Cincinnati journalists needed a ** scoop" badly; so 
they decided on a good old-fashioned jamboree for the night of October 
5» 1894. 

It was a hideous, howling success. We advertised the Sigma Chi 
fraternity and the Zeta Psi chapter, and were written up in all the 
papers in a highly satisfactory way. 

You have heard of the solemn display of the priests of Zoroaster 
and of a Roman general's triumphal entrance into Rome ; you have 
seen funeral processions and the salvation army, and have read of dire- 
ful parades in the good old days of the bread riots in English towns, 
and have looked with pride on Tammany braves on St. Patrick's day in 
the morning, but we were better than any of them because we reminded 
everybody of each and all of them. 

If by some mysterious power our procession could have marched 
through the streets of Rome in the days of its ancient glory, I have not 
a doubt that some old patrician in his laundried toga, if he had run 
against us on the Appian Way, would have coughed and said — "Prithee, 
slave, crawl up to me — I would a word with thee. Is that not the band 
of Caesar marching there? Run quickly, forsooth, and get some Faler- 
nian and pour it into me, for I tell thee, wretch, that to be a Roman is 
greater than to be a king." 

The Scottish Rite Cathedral on Broadway in our city is a famous old 
structure of stone with commanding front overgrown with ivy, and from 
whose latticed towers wandering owls are said to leer and gibber at the 
rising moon. Over its Gothic entrance are emblazoned the Latin words 
— Procuif O procul este profani! 

About 8 p. M. on the night of October 5th, there issued from those 
portals a weird and silent procession, and many a sturdy mortal shiv- 
ered at the unusual spectacle. Lovers gliding along blissfully in the 



lo THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

moonlight, paused and exhibited expressions of << almost human intelli- 
gence'* in their faces, and many an urchin fled in terror to the protect- 
ing skirts of his loving mother. 

The leader of the procession was a tall man with long white hair 
and whiskers, with a reverential hat of an antique astrologer, wearing a 
flowing robe of deep red, embroidered with snakes and dragons, and 
with a fringe of little bells around the bottom, and he bore on high a 
flaming torch of red fire. Following him was an executioner robed in 
red from head to foot, with a terrific ax swinging from his shoulders. 
Next four torch-bearers robed in black, masked and carrying alcoholic 
torches that gave forth a flickering blue light. Next a coffin on a black 
bier borne on the shoulders of six black pall-bearers, and then thirty- 
four men robed in black dominoes with white skull and bones upon 
their breasts, and with flickering blue torches carried on high. The 
only object of color in the parade, barring the two gentlemen in red, was 
a graceful flag of blue and gold with the mystical letters * 'Sigma Chi'* 
woven thereon. 

On they marched in solemn array, yet *' not a drum was heard, not a 
funeral note. " Turning on to Walnut street unheralded, they stalked 
along and halted at a sign from the mystical red torch in the van — direct- 
ly in front of the Gibson House — that very public hotel. Silently they 
stood there while the leader stepped forth and motioned to the execu- 
tioner to follow him. The crowd fell back very unwillingly and permit- 
ted these two malformations to strut through the corridors. The clerks 
saw them coming, they did not know what it meant — but you know 
what hotel clerks are — they are reliable pieces of mechanism and can 
move their fingers and roll their eyes with the precision of Edison's 
talking doll. They dipped their pens and rolled around the registers, 
turned over to fresh arrivals and dreamed of Li Hung Chang after tak- 
ing, and how it would boom the hotel if the executioner would go o£E 
with his ax and allow the old **gent" with the chrysanthemum hair to 
take a dose of hara kari. Mine host Dunbar flocked by himself in the 
corner and smiled at a huge man in a mirror. He knew what it was all 
about. 

The living pictures marched up the stairs to room 148, knocked im- 
pressively on the doors and were challenged from within by the demand 
"Who comes there?" The Asiatic "study in Scarlet," responded in 
sepulchral tones, "Let us enter! The coffin awaits at the door." The 
doors were opened, and behold I there groveled five candidates robed in 
white from head to foot, hands bound behind them and bound by 
girdles, one behind the other to a large rope. The guardian of the 



A UNIQUE INITIATION. ii 

candidates was the worth}' consul of the chapter clad in a white domino, 
with black skull and bones upon his breast. The candidates were led 
down the stairs with as much dignity as possible, preceded by the two 
blushing vestals. Without a word they were placed in single file be- 
hind the cofHn, and the procession started once more, but more formida- 
ble than ever. The committee in charge of the aHairs had very wisely 
asked the city authorities to send a detachment of police to join us at 
the Gibson House. They marched with us from there and we did not 
feel nearly so lonesome. 

Passing an open air gospel meeting on Fifth street the congregation 
turned their backs on the speechless exhorter and gazed in dismay. 
At several places along the line of march the bystanders were heard to 
whisper, "It is the A. P. A.*' 

Marching up Main street a tall man came rushing down on us from 
the distance and yelled, "What is this all about?" It was a sergeant 
of police. One of the policemen saluted him and said, "Give it up, sir — 
I guess you had better come along and find out." The procession 
marched to the Cincinnati, Portsmouth & Virginia R. R., where a spe- 
cial train was in waiting and then the boys began to open up. They 
cast off their robes, and behold ! here were more than college students — 
doctors, lawyers, a judge, a dean and a chaplain, and not a few married 
men who had settled down long ago. The boys were excusable for 
everything that happened on the train. During the entire parade they 
behaved with phenomenal decorum. What a jolly, rollicking night that 
was. The candidates were still hoodwinked on the trains, and what 
their feelings were after the long parade and a ride of an hour on the 
train, could be better imagined than described. The boys rolled merrily 
along, and they knew that there would be more fun at the end of the 
road. All this previous pomp and display was simply an advertisement 
to the barbaric world in general, that Judge Howard Ferris had ar- 
ranged to entertain the Cincinnati alumni and the Zeta Psi chapter at 
his elegant camp on the Little Miami river, near Milford, Ohio. 
When the train stopped the boys dropped off, stumbled down the banks 
to a lane leading down to the river bank, and what a weird and beauti- 
ful scene was there. The camp lay on the other side of the river — a 
large Queen Anne cottage with comfortable verandas — the camp a back- 
ground reflecting the ruddy light from a huge wood-fire, and angelic 
forms flitting to and fro down by the riverside. The cheery golden 
fire-light and the silvery rays from the young moon dancing together on 
the picturesque waters on the Miami made some of them think that 
Dame Nature was trying to prove that there could be harmony in bi- 



12 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

metalism. Who will forget that night? They warmed the poor victims 
by the fires, played with them in the moonlight at the water's edge, 
showed them beautiful corn-fields and rail fences in the surrounding 
country and entertained them in our dear old way inside the cottage. 
The fortunate initiates were George L. Boutillier, Richard Swing, 
Thomas Melish, Henry Urner, Jr., and Parke Johnson, and as fine a 
brood as one could flush in any part of the country. George D. Harper 
was the general-in-chief of the parade and J. Howard Melish was lord 
high executioner. The boys feel very grateful indeed to Mr. William 
B. Melish, the father of one of the lambs, for his kind assistance in the 
affair. He is known all over the country, and has had a little experience 
himself in initiations, and holds the enviable position of Imperial Po- 
tentate of the Mystic Shriners. He and Judge Ferris are two of the 
most youthful men of their size and age that I have ever had the pleas- 
ure of meeting. 

I think that it may interest some of our Sigma Chi friends to know 
that the genial judge has his court room painted in blue and old gold, 
with a Danebrog cross in the center of the ceiling and a framed picture 
of Zeta Psi chapter hanging over his desk. We are indebted to him 
for the special train and the magnificent luncheon served to the hungry 
horde of Greeks that night. They will never forget that night, and some 
of them will still smile over their cups in remembrance of that night 
when the seventh age of oblivion overwhelms them. 

George D. Harper, Zeta Psi, *9i. 

Cincinnati, Ohio, October 15, 1894. 

Among those who attended this frolic were the following, as appears 
from the Cincinnati Enquirer: 

Wm. O. Sproull, Ph.D., LL.D., Dean of the University of Cin- 
cinnati, Iota, '69; Judge Howard Ferris, George Hutson, Frank R. 
Morse, Elmer Ferris, Eugene Waters, and Horace F. Smith, of Mu. 
Louis A. Ireton and Bros. Jones and Shafer, of Gamma; Vanderveer 
Taylor, Benjamin Nelson, Harry S. Burrowes, F. E. Robinson and 
Bro. Miller, of Beta; Ruter W. Springer, Omega, '87, son of Congress- 
man Springer, and Chaplain at Fort Thomas, Kentucky; Edwin Van 
Winkle, of Zeta Zeta; E. C. McCullough, of Chi; the following alumni 
of Zeta Psi: John G. O'Connell, William R. Kemper, Daniel Lawrence, 
William C. Emerson, F. Sanford Brown, Daniel F. Wilson, Frank 
W. Stevenson, Clifford N. Miller, Howard F. Rodgers, Frank B. Cross, 
George Fox, William G. Eaton, Frank R. Thompson, William C. 
McLean, Fyfee Chambers, Oscar W. Kuhn, Willard S. Mattox, John G. 
Isham, Philip C. Swing, Charles T. Coppock, George D. Harper, and 



THE COLLEGE WIDOW— A SONG. 13 

the active Zeta Psi chapter consisting of Boyden Kinsey, Richard 
Southgate, J. Howard Melish, Ralph Holterhoff, Brayton Richards, 
Nathaniel Emerson, Eugene Buss, William A. Ault, Malcome McAvoy, 
Dudlej' Miller, Ned Reynolds, and Henry D. Nichols. 



THE COLLEGE WIDOW— A SONG. 

(^Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book,) 

I give a toast, no man can boast 

E*er to have drunk a better ; 
It is the love the first to prove 

To freshman's heart a fetter. 

Chorus — Here's to the college widow, boys ! 
Here's to the college widow! 
All drink the toast, for who can boast 
He has escaped the widow? 

Not good Queen Bess, that royal lass 

Whom lovers followed, sighing, 
Gave more love-smarts, e'er smashed more hearts 

Than she whose charms Pm crying. 

Her nature's art; her glance, a dart 

From Cupid's bow a-winging; 
And in her smile there is a wile 

Sets 'every heart a-singing. 

Who can forget, that's human yet, 

The rapture past confessing 
His whole soul filled when his arm thrilled 

Her hand was lightly pressing. 

A brighter mind you'll never find, 

A judgment ripe and mellow; 
She's studied late, post-graduate. 

With every charming fellow. 

Years come and go, but lovers bow 

Still at our ancient shrine, boys; 
But never youth can say, with truth. 

The college widow's mine, boys! 

Wm. C. Ewing, Beta, '78. 



14 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 



THE DERVISH— A SONG. 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book,^ 

TUNE, **YES, THERE IS REST." 

I — In way o^ eastern Bagdad 
There lived a dancing girl, 
And a dervish loved the maiden, 
• But Allah made him whirl, 
I tell you. 

Chorus — Yes, there is rest; 
Yes, there is rest; 
A mansion in the sky 
For every Sigma Chi. 
I tell you — Yes, there is rest; 
Yes, there is rest; 
In my Father's house 
There is rest. 

2 — The bulbul sang quite sadly, 
The maiden pined awaj'; 
But still he whirled quite madly, 
Her moon-face showed dismay, 
I tell you. 

Chorus — 

3 — Mahomet heard his story, 

And whirled him to the skies; 
His hookah boils in glory, 
He rests in Paradise, 
I tell you. 

Chorus — 

4 — My friends, don't get uneasy. 
The maid is not astray; 
'Neath pomegranates breezy 
They babble all the day, 
I tell you. 

Chorus — 

5 — There's hope for every lovelorn swain, 
A cooling ding-dong dell; 
Full many a rival have we slain. 
And pitched him down to — well, 
I tell you. 

Chorus — 
George D. Harper, Zeta Psi, 'gi. 




Judge Charles M Dawson. 



JUDGE CHARLES M, DAWSON. 15 



JUDGE CHARLES M. DAWSON. 

'*You may shatter, you may break the vase if you will, 
But the scent of the roses will cling to it still." 

These lines lost any possible triteness in the mouth of Charles M. 
Dawson, when he used, them in his eloquent tribute to his college days, 
at the banquet of the Seventeenth Biennial Convention at the Tremont 
House, Chicago, on August 31, 1888. The deep feeling with which 
they were uttered and the enthusiasm with which the whole toast re- 
sponse was received, showed not only Brother Dawson's warm loyalty 
to Sigma Chi, but that it was appreciated by the boys who had seen the 
speaker acting as Grand Consul over their deliberations for the previous 
three days, and who had grown to know and admire him. 

That was the third grand chapter which Brother Dawson has atten- 
ded. He was a delegate to the sixth, at Washington, in 1866, and to 
the ninth at Columbus, O., in 1872. He was also called to the chair at 
the meeting of the Northwestern chapters, in January, 1884. 

Judge Dawson's ancestors settled at Dawsonville, Md., where descen- 
dants of the family have lived for two hundred years. Some of them 
removed to Indiana in 1798, and settled near Lawrenceburg, where 
their descendants still own the original lands and where Judge Dawson's 
father was born in 181 1. The father removed to Fort Wayne, Ind., in 
1830, and surveyed northern Indiana for the United States govern- 
ment ; he was a member of the constitutional convention, both houses 
of the legislature, was judge at Fort Wayne, presidential elector for 
Franklin Pierce, and a man of considerable social and financial promi- 
nence. The judge himself was born at Spencerville, De Kalb County, 
Indiana, February 22, 1847. This will explain in part why he always 
celebrates Washington's birthday with so much enthusiasm. 

When eighteen years of age, young Dawson was a student at Penn- 
sylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa., and met such congenial souls as the 
late Ven. Henry L. Ziegenfuss, M. W. Jacobs, Dr. J. J. Weaver, Jr., 
John R. Hoagland, Dr. Geo. N. Acker, and other patron saints of Theta. 
In 1865 he was initiated into the chapter and did much valuable work, 
not only for its advancement, but for that of the general fraternity which 
was sadly in need of such services at the close of the war. Dawson 
was one of those fellows who worked for * 'rehabilitation" (which word 
Samuel G. McCullough, Gamma, '67, says was a sweet morsel in the 



i6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

mouths of the boys, who liked just a flavor of pedantry mixed with 
their fraternity labors). 

Mr. Dawson was cashier of the Merchants' National Bank of 
Fort Wayne from 1872 to 1876. In the latter year he received the 
degree of LL. 6., from the Albany Law School, and in 1877 com- 
menced the practice of law in Fort Wayne. In 1879 he was appointed 
prosecuting attorney by Governor Williams, and in 1880, 1882 and 
1884 was elected to fill that office. His services were unexcelled in 
efficiency and fearlessness. He conducted the prosecution for murder 
of McDonald, who was hung at Fort Wayne in 1883, and of two felons 
who are now serving life sentences. 

In 1890 Mr. Dawson was elected Judge of the Superior Court at 
Fort Wayne. Since that time he has tried two thousand and two hun- 
dred cases, only two of which have been reversed. During his recent 
campaign for re-election the newspapers of Allen County were full of 
encomiums of his conduct on the bench; but far more eloquent than 
these were the ballots which on November 6 elected him for another 
term of four years. He led the whole Democratic ticket in his county. 
Land-slides are powerless against him. Long may he grace and dig- 
nify the bench of Indiana ! 

Judge Dawson is a York rite mason, a past high priest of the Royal 
Arch, a past commander of Knights Templar, and a thirty-second degree 
Scottish rite mason. He is a member of the Indiana consistory, of the 
shrine, and has been and is now Sovereign Master of Darius Council 
Princes of Jerusalem at Fort Wayne. He is also a past chancellor of 
the Knights of Pythias. He has attended Trinity Lutheran church 
for the last twenty-five years. 

Judge Dawson is still represented in the active membership of Sigma 
Chi by his son Donald, who is a member of Delta Delta chapter, class 
of '96. When the son became of age on August 12 last, the Judge pre- 
sented to him a handsome Sigma Chi badge. 

Chicago, Nov. 9, 1894. Charles Alung, Jr. 



AN ALUMNUS AND HIS BADGE, 17 



AN ALUMNUS AND HIS BADGE. 

When they first came to my room to talk it over with me, they 
pointed out the social advantages, called attention to the pulchritude of 
the brethren, and assured me in all good faith that it would help me in 
"after life." I don't know about the latter inducement, even to this 
day. What I do know is, that it has helped me in this life, and the 
advantages seem so certain that I have no doubt they will continue 
indefinitely. 

If I had known then what I have since learned by pleasant experi- 
ence, I would have accepted the invitation if from no other motive than 
that of cold hard business advantage just as a man goes into a building 
and loan association. It's a great thing to be a Sigma Chi and live on 
this earth. For a newspaper man who has occasion to go away from 
home at times it is better than letters of introduction from the crowned 
heads. I recall many instances which support this statement. Not 
that I ever made deliberate capital out of my connection with the fra- 
ternity — it simply led me into pleasant paths. 

One day in Chicago I called upon John A. Henry to interview him 
regarding an important political conference which he had attended. I 
had never before met him and didn't know much about him, except that 
he had come up from Indianapolis and was making himself heard in a 
large town, which showed that he amounted to something. Mr. Henry 
was courteous and cautious. He told me many things which I didn't 
care to print, but he failed to go into details. While we were talking I 
happened to expose the badge which was pinned to my vest. He saw 
it and said, rather suddenly, "Are you a Sigma Chi?" 

"Why, yes," I replied, in answer to his leading signal. We ex- 
changed the grip, and in five minutes I knew more about that confer- 
ence than some of the people who had been there. I printed what the 
public had a right to know, and from that day there sprang up a friend- 
ship which, I trust, may last forever. 

One night a large body of Indiana militia captured the prize-fighting^ 
arena at Roby, Indiana, and placed a guard around it. This was a 
good piece of news. I reached the arena about 1 1 o'clock at night, 
after riding for miles on suburban car-lines and tramping across the 
prairie. Having run into a Catling gun and a picket-line, and being 
unable to find the commanding officer, I approached a young man in 



1 8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

uniform, who was standing by a camp-fire near the railroad track. I 
began asking questions. He did not have the definite information at 
his command. Then I asked if certain officers were present. He 
seemed surprised and said, ''You must have lived in Indiana at some 
time." 

"Yes, at LaFayette." 

** Indeed! Do you know Henry Vinton?" 

**I should say so." 

**He*s a member of my college fraternity." 

*'Of mine, too.'' 

**Then you're a Sig." 

That was enough. I was at headquarters in less than no time, and 
they loaded me with facts, even to the number of rounds of ammunition 
and the cases of hard-tack. I hurried back to the city with my com- 
plete '* story," thanks to the assistant surgeon-general. 

In the spring of 1893 I was at Hampton Roads doing the inter- 
national naval rendezvous as well as I could, considering that my 
nautical education was obtained along the Wabash river. One day I 
paid a visit to the warship '* Chicago" and was standing on the deck, 
almost afraid to move lest I should trespass on the quarterdeck reserved 
for the admiral and be put in irons, when a junior officer approached 
me and said, '^Excuse me, but is that a Sigma Chi badge you are wear- 
ing?" 

I assured him that it was and began to get my hand in condition for 
the grip. 

"I have a brother who belongs to that," said he. **He is a member 
of Rho chapter." 

Then I learned that the junior officer was a brother of Bro. Blount. 
He extended to me courtesies, and willingly gave me much valuable 
information. 

I was re-assured to learn, at the Minneapolis convention in 1892, 
that brother Harry New was factotum at the Harrison headquarters, 
while brother James F. Burke was a sort of assistant superintendent at 
the Blaine headquarters. Candor compels me to say that these veteran 
politicians never made any startling disclosures to me, but I always had 
the sweet knowledge that other correspondents were not ''beating" me. 
When I went to Indiana later in the campaign, it seemed to me that 
every influential manager at the state capital was a Sigma Chi. I have 
mentioned the precedmg incidents because they are typical. 

The badge of a college society has become a guarantee for any 
young man going into newspaper work. The newspapers of today are 



AN ALUMNUS AND HIS BADGE, 19 

written and edited by college men. The good old ''Bohemian" with 
the soiled necktie and the long hair is out of date. He isn't wanted 
any more. He was always picturesque in his favorite pastime of smok- 
ing a cob-pipe while writing verses off-hand, but he was never very use- 
ful. Newspapers are better edited and more decent today because of 
the infusion of clean young manhood into the business. A self-respect- 
ing man of college breeding will not stoop to certain practices, which a 
misguided public still supposes to be a part of reportorial ''enterprise.*' 
In Chicago, at least, the college fraternity men are taking possession of 
the newspaper offices. The new man finds himself among friends at 
once, for there is a genuine Pan-Hellenism in the newspaper offices. 

It has been my observation that the man who never wears his frater- 
nity badge, and who sometimes apologizes for his connection with a 
Greek-letter society, isn*t the kind of man that his fraternity need be 
proud of. You have met him, and so have I. He says, "Ah, I see by 
your badge that you're a Sigma Chi. I used to belong to one of those 
fraternities. It was — now, let me see — oh, yes, the Delta Phi Kappa." 
As if he didn't remember! You may depend upon it that such a man is 
of small calibre. The chances are that he is too lofty to speak to chil- 
dren, too crabbed to remember his youth, and too narrow to be a good 
fellow under any circumstances. His chapter probably took him in 
during an off-year. Maybe he had relations in the fraternity. 

Chauncey M. Depew is one of the greatest men we have because he 
never left off being a college man. He manages the New York Central 
road just as he would manage a college daily or a football team, perhaps 
with more business discretion but with the same cheerful and unaffected 
buoyancy. Mr. Depew can put his feet on the table and defy the years, 
but the attorney-at-law in Pulver's Junction, Iowa, has become too 
prominent to renew any of the frivolous associations of youth. It's the 
small man who goes back on his fraternity and discards the best part of 
himself. 

Of course a man needn't polish up his badge every morning as he 
did during the first two or three blissful weeks of membership. But it 
will not compromise his dignity in the least if he wears his badge once 
in a while, not necessarily on his coat lapel or hat. If I had neglected, 
on one or two trips out of town, to wear my badge I would have missed 
some of the most pleasant and profitable experiences of my life. The 
Sigma Chi who does not hide his light under a bushel meets a new 
brother at every corner, finds good friends in unexpected places, and 
gathers added satisfaction year by year from his connection with the 
order. If I ever become so old or so offensively prominent that I con- 



20 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ceal my brotherly connection with a lot of college boys, I want to go 
and live in a world of phrenologists and horse-doctors, where my dignity 
will be right at home. George Ade, Delta Delta, '87. 

Chicago, October 25, 1894. 



THE SIGMA CHI GIRL. 

Who can tell of whom she*s thinking 
There's a tear-drop in her eye 

As she pins upon her bosom 
The white cross of Sigma Chi. 

*Tis a brother's badge she weareth, 

And no other pin she'd wear; 
Where the white cross once has flourished 

Not another can bloom there. 

Haply in some distant cabin. 
Struggling with an adverse fate, 

Is some Sig by hope forsaken 
Of the tide that comes too late. 

Little knowing the devotion 

Of a woman's heart, so true. 
Who has loved the white cross banner, 

Who has worn the gold and blue. 

There's a luck that never leaves it; 

The cross of Sigma aye shall win; 
It bears the faith of him that gave it, 

It guards her heart that wears the pin. 



Wm. C. EwiNG, Beta, '78. 



JOHN E, HUME. 21 



JOHN E. HUME. 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly, one of the most prominent of 
the younger Sigma Chi alumni has passed away in the person of John 
Edward Hume, Gamma, '82, late of Wichita, Kansas, who died at 
Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on August 6, 1894. He was a foremost 
lawyer of Kansas, and in his death Sigma Chi has lost one of its most 
distinguished representatives in the legal profession. 

John E. Hume, the son of Judge and Mrs. Alex. F. Hume, of Ham- 
ilton, Ohio, was born in that city July 13, 1862. He received his school 
education in that city, graduating from the Hamilton High School in 
1876 at the early age of thirteen and as the youngest person who has 
ever graduated therefrom. He then became a clerk in the Second 
National Bank of Hamilton, and after spending some time in that posi- 
tion, left there and entered Ohio Wesleyan University in 1879, where 
he became a Sigma Chi. He left the University before finishing his 
course, and began the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 
1883. After practicing in Hamilton for a little more than a year, he 
went to Wichita, Kansas, where he at once became an active member 
of the bar, and soon formed a partnership with Colonel James R. 
Hallowell, who had been Attorney General of Kansas, under the firm 
name of Hallowell & Hume. The firm had a very extensive and lucra- 
tive practice, and the partnership continued until 1892, when it was 
dissolved, and Mr. Hume associated himself with Hon. W. E. Stanley, 
a distinguished and able lawyer, under the firm name of Stanley & 
Hume. Mr. Hume was married in 1887 to Miss Bleakmore, of Wichita, 
then one of the most beautiful ladies in that westeirn city. No children 
blessed their union, and the widow is left alone to mourn the loss of her 
husband. 

Mr. Hume was naturally a strong, robust man, but overwork brought 
on a fatal malady, diabetes, which first showed its symptoms about two 
years ago. Its course refused to be stayed long, and to it at last he 
succumbed on the 6th of August at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, whither 
he had gone for the benefit of his health. He had just passed his 32d 
birthday anniversary, and thus a brilliant career was ended in its very 
prime. 

His remains were taken to Hamilton, Ohio, his former home and 
the home of his parents, where he was buried on August 9. The 



22 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

funeral was attended by the members of the Hamilton bar in a body. 
Resolutions containing the highest tributes to the ability and character 
of the deceased were at once passed by the Hamilton and Wichita bars, 
and when the Fall Term of the District Court convened in Wichita, 
Tuesday, September 4th, was set apart for eulogizing the departed, 
when many members of the Wichita bar spoke very feelingly and in the 
highest terms of their associate who had passed beyond. 

Mr. Hume was ever a devoted and loyal Sigma Chi. While a stu- 
dent at Ohio Wesleyan University he was very active in fraternity life 
and took a great interest in the welfare of his chapter, and in after life 
performed many kind offices in behalf of Sigma Chi friends: Mr. Harry 
C. Hume, of Portland, Oregon, Gamma, '75, and Mr. Frank L. Hume, 
of Chicago, Beta, '86, are brothers of the deceased. 

His career as a lawyer was an unusually brilliant one. Within a 
period of a few years* practice in Kansas he had achieved a state repu- 
tation. One of the Justices of the United States Supreme Court pro- 
nounced him the ablest lawyer in Kansas. In giving an account of his 
death, the Wichita Daily Eagle said: '*He was a lawyer of great ability. 
It is estimated by prominent members of the bar that he had one of the 
greatest legal minds of the state, although he was yet a young man"; 
and the Wichita Daily Beacon said: **John E. Hume was a young lawyer 
of great power and deep learning. He was a student in every sense of 
the word and searched deeply into the merits of every case he became 
engaged upon." 

A description of Mr. Hume's legal and personal characteristics is 
given in the memorial adopted by the Hamilton bar, of which Mr. 
Hume had been a member, of which description we quote the following: 

"He was large, tall, stalwart, well-formed, manly and prepossessing; of vigorous 
intellect and strong character. He had that rare and greatest gift to the lawyer which 
never fails to crown its beneficiary with the highest success— consciousness of the law. 
He lived in a legal atmosphere, and with splendid intuition he could see, feel and grasp 
the law with unerring accuracy. He presented the law in its simplicity and strength, 
and industriously fortified his propositions with well-selected authorities. He was frank 
and sometimes bluff with his clients, candid and logical with the court, polite and fair 
towards his opponents, and convincing and eloquent before the jury. 

"In his personality, he was wholesome, cheerful, companionable, witty and viva- 
cious, and as a citizen, he was active and enterprising in the city, county, and state of 
bis residence, and in the education, government, politics, growth and development of 
the community in which he lived. He was an affectionate son, a kind and lovable hus- 
band, and a warm and genial friend." 

Chicago, October i, 1894. Charles Alung, Jr. 



A SIGMA CHI ON JAPAN. 23 



A SIGMA CHI ON JAPAN. 

* 

[The following timely and interesting article on the revision of the 
treaty between the United States and Japan, and the war between 
China and Japan, is from the pen of a member of the fraternity who is 
now residing in Japan. On account of possible prejudice to the large 
business interests which the gentleman represents in Japan, we have 
been instructed to withhold his name. — Ed.] 

TREATY REVISION. 

Japan for years has been striving to gain consent of all western 
nations to a revision of the treaties which, she claims, we forced upon 
her in her infancy. 

The two principal articles which her people consider most unjust 
and degrading are, that which provides for consular jurisdiction over 
aliens — that is, the extra-territoriality clause — and that which limits the 
amount of taxation, or tariff, which Japan can lawfully impose upon 
imports from other nations. As far as the tariff is concerned, we have 
no right, and it is not very expedient for us, to object; it is, moreover, 
incongruous for America to say to Japan, **You shall not levy more 
than five per cent.," when America levies fifty, sixty and seventy per 
cent., and it is one of the first privileges of a monarch to levy taxes, 
and the tariff is eventually paid by the people of the country, and is 
therefore a tax on Japan's own subjects. On this point all fair-minded 
and just people will agree, that Japan is entitled to some consideration, 
although it may be urged that commerce was built up on the conditions 
of previous treaties, and the huge benefits which have been derived by 
Japan therefrom cannot be denied, and may form a good argument for 
resistance to any such sweeping innovations; however, we who do busi- 
ness in Japan would not seriously object to any treaty which confined 
itself to the relinquishment of the present tariff laws. What Japan is 
most anxious for, and what she has made the chief object of all this 
Treaty Revision agitation is, the relinquishment of our right to be tried 
by our own judges, that is, consuls. It hurts her pride to have foreign 
nations say that she is still so barbarous that we cannot trust ourselves 
to her justice ; therefore, she has adopted a new Code of Laws and new 
regulations which, I understand from a good lawyer, are fair enough as 
far as the principle is concerned, and this she has bragged about to all 
western nations as a proof of her fitness to assume jurisdiction over all 
those, of whatever nationality, who are or who may be dwellers in her 
dominions. 



24 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Within the last month the text of a new treaty between England and 
Japan has been published, in which, omitting details, not only is the 
tariff revised, but this sacred privilege is thrown away, and after, at the 
least five years, English residents will come under Japanese law, pro- 
vided thai the other nations will agree ^ otherwise the ** favored nation'* 
clause will render this new treaty inoperative. Now, we Americans 
have always been, or profess to be, friendly to Japan ; and having won 
over England, who is usually most tenacious of her rights, Japan feels 
that it is a mere matter of a few months before America will also ratify 
a similar treaty. Indeed, it was rumored a few weeks ago that the 
American minister had already received the draft of such a treaty with 
the power to carry on the necessary negotiations, and we feared that it 
might have been railroaded through the Senate during the hurry of the 
closing days. However, I understand that that rumor was groundless, 
and there still remains an interval between the sessions of Congress, 
which will give us time to stir up public sentiment on that question. 

What are the facts? 

Japan has theoretically a fine system of laws, but all well-informed 
men know that however good the law may be, or however rotten the 
law may be, its interpretation and execution depends more upon, first, 
the judge who administers it ; second, the weight of accumulated 
precedents, which govern his decision, and third, the force of popular 
opinion, which sustains or revolts against such a decision. Truth and 
justice, which are the two corner-stones of Anglo-Saxon laws, are almost 
unknown in Japan, and it is too much to expect, even of a nation which 
is so remarkable in its development as this nation, that in twenty-five 
years it could change the whole tenor of thought, of habit, of mind, 
which would enable its judges to interpret laws which are founded on 
the experience, the wisdom and the inherited instincts of ages. In a 
word, Japanese civilization is like their own lacquerware — a mere coat 
of varnish applied with sweeping brush — fair to look at, but on testing 
it, scratching it, you find beneath the same common pine which grows 
on their hills, and has grown for centuries ; and you might as soon 
change the whole physical appearance of the islands in twenty-five 
years, as to change the whole moral nature of the people, into whose 
hands our rights as between man and man, and our lives, are to be sur- 
rendered. Apart from the constitutional inability to dispense justice, 
there is the further danger arising from the poor pay, the beggarly 
salary, which judges, such as we would come under, are paid, leaving a 
great temptation for the reception of undue influence — bribes. I can 
recite instances by the hour of the petty magnifying of details, the close 



A SIGMA CHI ON JAPAN. 25 

adherence to the letter of the law, and the absolute ignorance of the 
principles, the spirit of the law, which characterizes the Japanese in 
matters which, under existing treaties, are amenable to their jurisdic- 
tion, and from that we can readily foresee the greater dangers which 
would be imminent as soon as their powers were enlarged. I would as 
soon give a child of five years old one of the keenest Japanese sword 
blades to play with, as to give a Japanese judge the power now wielded 
by my consul. 

What we, who are in the dominions of Japan, ask of our Senators is . 
that, first, they should delay any action on that part of a new treaty 
which gives up consular jurisdiction, until they receive indisputable 
proof from Japan that the new Code is administered intelligibly and with 
justice, and on this point testimony should be required from United 
States consuls and merchants now resident in Japan ; second, they 
should also take evidence as to the manner in which Japanese laws are 
now administered, as regards their own subjects, with respect to such 
points as freedom of the press, the right of entrance into private houses 
by policemen, the right of trial, etc., for aliens can expect no better 
treatment than natives, if they can secure even as good treatment. 

In making inquiry as to how far Japan is justified in claiming she is 
sufficiently civilized to rule over western races, let not our law-makers 
accept promises for proofs, theories for facts, isolated instances as 
establishing general truths, and suave politeness and diplomacy for 
truth and honesty. It has been well suggested that Japan might be put 
on probation by surrendering to her jurisdiction first one department, 
e. g., criminal law, and one class of crimes, e. g., murder, and let her 
adjudicate such cases for a term of years until she has built up a foun- 
dation of decisions and precedents, and has been thoroughly imbued 
with the doctrine of individual right, which is so new to Asiatic despot- 
isms, and has proved her ability to wield the new Code. After such a 
probation another department may be surrendered, and so on. 

We, who live here, would be perfectly willing to trust to such a 
practical test of the right as between Japan's professions and her actual 
performances. 

Let this fact overrule all the blandishments of wily diplomatists: 

// is contrary to all laws of heredity, environment and development for an 
Asiatic to assimilate and administer law, as built up by western nations, in 
the short space of twenty-five years. The slaughter of the Chinese soldiers 
of the "Kowshing" by the machine guns of the Japanese man-of-war 
*'Naniwa Kan,*' while the poor wretches were swimming about in the 
water, revealed the thinness of the veneer of the boasted civilization of 



26 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Japan, and this massacre has been established by the testimony of two 
(at least) reliable witnesses. 

I have taken up so much of your valuable time with this question of 
Treaty Revision that I have little time left for 

THE WAR. 

A more unjustifiable, needless war was hardly ever waged. The 
reason for it seems plainer to us day by day, and is not the specious 
reason advanced by Japan, but is that the Cabinet saw no way to divert 
a strong and rapidly growing opposition from interference with Govern- 
ment but by the old and time-worn artifice of a foreign war. Conjuring 
in the name of the Mikado, a wave of patriotism overwhelms for a time 
all minor questions. China is a hereditary foe ; Corea, a favorite field 
of exploits. 

The army and navy are new toys ; the Diet was beginning to find 
them too costly, and it was hoped that the war would show the people 
how the new toys worked ; would justify the policy of the Cabinet, and 
at the same time call the attention of the world to Japan's advance in 
civilization (?). So far, none of the anticipated results have followed. 
At the elections opposition candidates were elected in a greater number 
by forty-seven than in the last Diet, which was dissolved. For the 
present the opposition leaders declare they will not embarrass the Gov- 
ernment, but the day will soon come. Patriotism has been called forth, 
but it will not stand any lengthy strain, and thoughtful native merchants 
already see that an expenditure now estimated at a million yen (j6oo,- 
ooo.oo) per day will soon impoverish the country, and that the drafting 
of the reserves has lessened the supply of labor, and that the people 
will soon murmur long and loud. 

It seems as if the Government, in overwhelming conceit and vanity, 
anticipated little or no resistance from China ; in fact, thought *that a 
bluff could safely be made. When they discovered that China hated 
them and despised them, even more than they hated China, it was too 
late to draw back. The only chance for Japan was a decisive, initial 
victory. So far nothing of that nature can be claimed, except the capt- 
ure and sinking of the ''Kowshing" above referred to, which is likely to 
do more harm than good to Japan, even if England does not claim 
indemnity. A recent battle, Heijo, has been fought and won, but more 
Manchurian soldiers occupy the banks of the Yalu river who must be 
overcome before even Corea is safely occupied. In the meantime the 
bold stroke, the capture of Tientsin, the rapid and audacious march to 
Peking, long predicted and eagerly waited for, has not taken place, 
although the Nobles* Club of Tokio has a standing wager of 200,000 



A SIGMA CHI ON JAPAN. 27 

yen that Peking will be occupied by November 3, the Emperor's birth- 
day. In the meantime more troops are sent to the front ; Government 
requisition of steamers and railroads has partially paralyzed internal 
commerce; winter (in Corea) is rapidly approaching, and, with hostile 
natives and an ever growing horde of enemies, poorly armed though 
they be, Japan will wear herself out. 

Within the last week the Emperor and the ministers of war and navy 
have come from Tokio to Hiroshima on the Inland Sea, where army 
and navy headquarters are now to be. It is the terminus of the railroad 
which extends from the extreme north of the main island. The Empe- 
ror thus hopes to inspire the army and navy by as close communication 
with them as possible, and his journey thither was the occasion of a 
display of rampant jingoism. But the Japanese character is more fit 
for deeds of brilliant daring than for dogged endurance — they could 
lead a forlorn hope, where they would soon weary of a lengthy siege, 
and China, with her usual far-sightedness, is playing a Fabian game, 
secure in the advantages possessed by the attacked, and reckoning little 
of ten or fifteen thousand killed. 

China's fleet, either through cowardice or on account of the danger 
of leaving an opening for the sudden dash, has successfully eluded all 
attempts to force an engagement, and whatever the reason, the policy 
has so far been a good one. 

Japanese papers have given reports of the wretched physical condi- 
tion to which the worry and anxiety of the war have brought Li Hung 
Chang, the "Great Viceroy." I have a private letter from a member of 
the household of the Viceroy's own physician, stating, under date of 
September 3, that the Viceroy was jolly and in good spirits, apparently 
unconscious that a war was raging. The deprivation of one of his 
marks of royal favor, the ** Yellow Riding Jacket," is entirely according 
to Chinese customs. The deprivation will be made up by return of it, 
with added honors, if he is successful; if he should be defeated, he will 
not need a riding jacket or any other mundane articles, unless he 
escapes to some foreign country. 

Official corruption is responsible for China's slowness. An army 
which appears on paper — on the pay-rolls — as 100,000 strong, in all 
probability has an actual strength of 50,000. Stores and ammunition, 
purchased and paid for by the Government, will be found to have suf- 
fered an enormous shrinkage when examined ; and this corruption is 
all-pervading, and accounts in a large measure for the comparative 
inactivity of China. But her very inertia may be her salvation, and the 
Japanese may be defeated by their own activity, and be forced to retire 
because worn out. 



28 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

By the time this reaches you, you will know more of the results. 

As far as the opposing parties represent Progress vs. Conservatism, 
the new civilization against the old, our sympathies are entirely with 
Japan. An unmitigated defeat by China would be a world-wide calam- 
ity. On the other hand, Japan's complete victory would have to be 
deplored, for then her vanity would lead her to think she could repeat 
the performance with any other nation. Already Japanese journals take 
victory for granted, and I can end this long letter in no better way than 
by quoting some extracts from late papers. 

The Tokio Mainichi (Daily News) declares that were Japan's pur- 
pose solely to assert Corean independence, peace could now be arranged 
on that basis, but "Japan is now determined to obtain for herself a 
commanding position in the East, and to raise her prestige among the 
western powers." Another journal, the Kokumin (The Nation), writes 
of the advantage of an alliance between France, Russia and Japan, and 
after saying that Japan must dictate the terms of such an alliance, for 
Russia must not be allowed any part of Corea, yet ''if Russia is desirous 
of extending her dominion to the interior of China, Japan has no objec- 
tion to such a move on her part." I may add that heretofore the 
Kokumin has never professed to be a comic paper, and this utterance 
would not provoke any smiles from natives. 

I must apologize for going on at such a rate ; the postponement of 
the mail has enabled me to write more than I intended, but I trust you 
will find it interesting, and if you know of any whose views on this 
matter would be of influence, let them have the letter. All we ask is 
complete investigation before ratification ; if Hawaii needed investiga- 
tion, much more does Japan. 

Japan, September i8, 1894. 



EDITORIAL, 29 



EditoiriaL 

THE NEW COLLEGE YEAR. 

A paragraph in a recent exchange reads like a sigh of relief at find- 
ing that the new year had probably brought disaster to none of the 
chapters of the fraternity represented by that exchange. This feeling 
of solicitude is shared by experienced workers in every fraternity. If 
the men in the active chapters only realized how anxious the men at 
headquarters are to hear the cheering cry, * 'All's well," as soon as their 
colleges have opened, reports would be sent spontaneously and imme- 
diately to those who are responsible for the conduct of the affairs of the 
whole fraternity. It is better, from a grand officer's standpoint, to hear 
of disaster bravely met and pluckily endured, than to be kept in igno- 
rance for weeks and months of the actual condition of a chapter, no 
matter how good it may be. Suspense is wearing. 

We are gratified to state that the suspense of ignorance has been 
entirely removed in regard to the chapters of Sigma Chi, as will be 
manifest from a perusal of the letters from active chapters in this issue. 
We have held our own in every instance, and in all others have made 
marked progress. For example, our chapter at Leland Stanford, Jr., 
University (Alpha Omega) has for the first time entered a chapter house 
this fall; Omega at Northwestern University, and Alpha Lambda at the 
University of Wisconsin, after being out of houses for a time, have 
again gathered about their own firesides and re-established their college 
homes ; Alpha Theta at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has 
removed its home from 220 West Chester Park to a more commodious 
one at 46 St. Stephen's street, Boston. 

Alpha Nu at the University of Texas has gained a new hold on life, 
and Alpha Tau at the University of North Carolina will expand if the 
Trustees of that university at their meeting next February do not unduly 
restrict or abolish fraternities at Chapel Hill. Advancement is being 
made all along the line. Our active chapters have secured the best 
representatives of the student body in their respective colleges. As one 
correspondent expresses it, we have initiated "good, substantial men," 
who will be an enduring credit to the fraternity. Nor has quality been 
sacrificed to quantity. Sigma Chi is pre-eminently a social organization 
and has been recruiting its ranks this year, as in former years, with men 
of the highest social, intellectual, moral, and physical worth. In sev- 



30 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

eral cases we have paid to our rivals the somewhat unwelcome compli- 
ment of initiating the sons of their alumni. Such initiations, too, as 
that described by Grand Praetor Harper in this number have brought 
the alumni and active members into close and mutually valuable com- 
panionship. 

One very hopeful feature of the work this fall is the adoption by 
many chapters of a course of study of the history and government of 
the fraternity, as was suggested in the October Bulletin. Seniors and 
Juniors, train the Sophomores and Freshmen in the practical work of 
conducting the affairs of the chapter. Imbue the initiates with a thor- 
ough love for the traditions and advancement of Sigma Chi, and they 
may then be safely trusted with the future of the chapter. See that the 
successive volumes of the Quarterly are kept bound and conveniently 
placed for reference; that the letters required by the Constitution to be 
written to your alumni and other chapters, are actually written and 
mailed ; that a letter is sent for every number of the Quarterly ; that a 
badge is purchased by every initiate; that a good scrap book and alumni 
record book are kept (and kept posted to date) by some officer or officers 
of the chapter ; that your chapter meetings are made interesting by 
profitable exercises and recreations, and by frequent reports from every 
officer and committee as to the progress made by them in the discharge 
of their duties. 

No active member of Sigma Chi has the right to be a drone in the 
hive. In these days of fierce competition among fraternities we must 
bend every energy of every man, or we cannot excel. The chapter or 
the general fraternity must not be hampered with men who not only do 
no work for it, but expect to be taken around in carriages in order that 
they may approve (or more often disapprove) of what one or two loyal 
leaders are doing for its vvelfare. The time is past when a chapter or a 
man can be "carried" indefinitely by their associates. The modern 
college fraternity is worth many sacrifices on the part of its members. 
But the requirements of Sigma Chi are not onerous and they were made 
light that they might be met. 

The struggle which now confronts Phi Delta Theta in paying for its 
exhaustive new Catalogue should furnish to Sigma Chi congratulation 
on the complete liquidation of our Catalogue obligations. But we 
should not relax into indifference in the matter of financial loyalty just 
because no great financial exigency confronts us. The fraternity must 
gather its strength for the publication of the new Song Book, and must 
begin to prepare before long for a new and revised Catalogue. Our 
organization, like every other, must have money with which to meet its 



EDITORIAL. 31 

expenses. Those expenses must be paid by prompt and cheerful co-op- 
eration from every quarter. 

The Beta Theta Pi is right when it says: 

The chapters which perform all of their duties promptly, pay their dues, make out 
their reports, answer letters and perform their chapter work on time are the chapters 
who secure men in the fall campaign and honors in the spring. The fraternity work is 
but indicative of methods which insure success. These chapters which bear the burden 
of the fraternity and uphold its reputation are becoming a trifle impatient of the laxity 
of their weaker brethren. They are beginning to argue that the fraternity is greater 
than any one college ; that no college can by its reputation secure immunity from criti- 
cism for the Beta chapter it shelters, if that chapter is not itself up to the mark. This 
is as it should be. There is genuine brotherly sympathy for the chapter which has been 
the victim of misfortune, but there is getting to be genuine brotherly freedom in criticism 

m 

of the chapter which is not up to the standard. 



THE NEXT GRAND CHAPTER. 

Since the announcement was made in the October Bulletin that New 
Orleans was being considered as a good place in which to hold the next 
Grand Chapter, word has been received from Alpha Omicron at Tulane 
University, that the New Orleans men considered it unadvisable to hold 
the Grand Chapter in their city at this time. 

Other cities which have been mentioned, and which are deemed 
feasible locations by their advocates, are, Lexington, Kentucky ; Nash- 
ville, Tennessee ; Richmond, Virginia ; Cincinnati, Ohio ; and Milwau- 
kee, Wisconsin. No invitations have been received as yet from any of 
these cities, but it is believed by their advocates that a cordial one 
will be immediately extended by any of them as soon as it is known that 
the fraternity would like to meet there. 

The Triumvirs desire to hear a quite general expression of opinion 
as to the most suitable place and time for the holding of the Grand 
Chapter. 

An eHort should be made to have General Ben P. Runkle present to 
emphasize the completion of the fortieth year of the life of the frater- 
nity. The presence of brave, generous, chivalrous Runkle would be a 
feature of this Grand Chapter which would make it memorable in the 
annals of Sigma Chi. We are glad to be able to present his portrait 
and brief sketch of his eventful life in this issue, but the privilege of 
meeting the interesting and genial general personally, would be worth 
going to a Grand Chapter to enjoy. Alpha Upsilon chapter gave him 
an elaborate reception at Los Angeles, California, on November 9. 



32 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



CHANGES IN THE GRAND COUNCIL. 

As will be noticed in the directory of the fraternity in the front of 
this issue, several changes have become necessary in the personnel of 
the Grand Council. 

Clarence A. Fiske, Grand Praetor of the Fifth Province and a Grand 
Triumvir, has removed from Chicago and therefore resigned his office. 
The resignation was accepted, and at the request of brother Fiske and 
Alpha Pi, Roy N. Miller, Alpha Pi, '93, was elected by the Grand 
Council to fill the unexpired term. Grand Praetor Miller is now 
engaged in the work of the ^University Extension Department of the 
University of Chicago. He made an excellent record as a student at 
Albion College, and has become known to many members of the frater- 
nity through his delegateship to the Grand Chapter at Indianapolis in 
1892, and his wise and conservative counsel as to the entrance of the 
fraternity into the University of Chicago. 

Grand Praetors David Tod of the Fourth and John W. Dixon of the 
Sixth Provinces have resigned because of removal from their provinces, 
and Frederick C. Scheuch, Delta Delta, '92, of Lafayette, Indiana, and 
H. B. Hicks, Alpha Epsilon, '91, of Lincoln, Nebraska (members of 
the same chapters as their predecessors), have been elected to fill the 
unexpired terms. Brothers Scheuch and Hicks have both done valu- 
able work for their respective chapters and for the fraternity at large, 
are capable and popular men, and will make valuable officers. 

To retiring Grand Praetors Fiske, Tod and Dixon the fraternity 
owes a debt of gratitude for their faithful and energetic labors. Long 
may Sigma Chi secure the services of such substantial and loyal mem- 
bers. 

A BADGE RECOVERED. 

A Sigma Chi badge, set with four garnets, was found in the Hotel 
Marll>orough, last Thanksgiving Eve. It fell into the hands of an 
employee of the hotel, from whom it was secured by Dr. Francis A. 
Scratchley, 36 \V. 35th St., New York City. The owner of the badge 
may get possession of it by addressing brother Scratchley. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 33 



Iietteirs firom Active Chapteirs. 

FIRST PROVINCE. 

EPSILON— COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. 

Epsilon has suffered greatly in the general "shake-up" of graduation 
and vacation and the reconvening of college finds only one Epsilonian 
in the Academic department of the University, to which department 
the chapter has decided to confine itself. Brother Robert Farnham, 
Jr., son of Dr. Robert Farnham, Epsilon, '64, was initiated on June 9, 
1894, the last day of his father's thirtieth year of membership in 
Sigma Chi. 

Brother Ed. Johnson left college at the close of his junior year, and 
is now attending the sessions of the General Theological Seminary in 
New York City. 

Brother Wilson added A. B. to his name last June, and brother 
Edmunds increased his cognomen in like manner. Wilson is now in- 
vestigating the anatomy of defunct Afro-Americans in our Medical 
College. Brother Ford, Epsilon, '93, is in his second year at that 
institution. 

Brothers Bradley, Thompson and Parker of Epsilon, brother Bailey 
of Kappa, and brother Hume of Psi, are in the Law School, so the 
chapter, i. e., brother Farnham, will not be without advisors. 

Brothers Wilson, Bailey and Edmunds will attend the chapter 
meeting as affiliate members for the first month or so of the session, to 
keep things in running order until the chapter is firmly established, 
and before this letter appears in the Quarterly we will have two or 
three new Sigs from among the younger men of the college. 

Epsilon as a chapter and individually favors Richmond, Va., as the 
place for the next convention. 

Washington, D. C, October 23, 1894. Geo. L. Edmunds. 

P.S. — On the evening of November 8 we initiated C. LeRoy Parker, 
'95, and Wm. K. Ward, '98, and we take great pleasure in introducing 
them to their brothers throughout the country. Brother Parker is a 
graduate of the Eastern High School of this city, and was during his 
last year at that institution major and commandant of the second cadet 
battalion. Brother Ward is a Phillips Exeter man and a member of 
the dramatic association. George L. Edmunds. 

Washington, D. C, November 12, 1894. 



34 THE SIGMA CHI QUAR7ERLY. 

THETA— GETTYSBURGH COLLEGE. 

The session of '94-'95 opened on the 6th of September. The num- 
ber of students is somewhat smaller than in previous years, on account 
of the financial pressure which the country is now undergoing. 

Although Theta lost no men by graduation, brother Olewine, '97, and 
brother Bixler, '98, have cast their lot with different institutions. 
Brother Olewine has entered a business college in Philadelphia and 
brother Bixler one in Baltimore. We were very sorry to lose them, for 
they were both good loyal Sigs. Theta began the year with six active 
members, having initiated brother Wendt, '98, New York City, whom 
we take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity as a good all-around 
fellow. Brother Wendt was eagerly sought after by three rival frater- 
nities, but he preferred the cross of Sigma Chi; so Theta began the 
year with one decisive victory over her opponents. 

Fraternity material this year proved to be very scarce. The fresh- 
man class in numbers is small, and neither does it make up for it in 
other respects. Theta, true to her old motto, ''Quality, not Quantity," 
prefers to have a fewer number of men and all good, loyal fellows than 
a larger number, and we are proud to say that today Sigma Chi is 
acknowledged to be the leading fraternity at Gettysburgh. 

All our rival chapters lost men by graduation, and others not return- 
ing, and their ranks have been considerably depleted. Thus far only 
two have initiated men. Phi Kappa Psi, one, and Phi Gamma Delta, 
two, and it is very unlikely that more will follow. 

We are always glad to welcome our alumni, to take them by the 
hand and give them that grip which means so much to us. Brother 
Suesserott, '74, Chambersburgh ; brother McKee, *88, Hagerstown ; 
brother McPherson, '89, now of Harvard Law School, and brother 
Hersh, '91, Pittsburgh, paid us a flying visit during the term. If, at 
any time, a wandering Sig should find himself in our town, let him 
remember that Sigma Chi is represented here, and bids him a warm 
welcome. 

Class feeling between the freshmen and sophomores has always been 
of the highest, and the annual rush was eagerly looked forward to. 
The two classes met one dark night, and the freshmen succeeded in 
gaining the victory, only after long and continued rushes, which lasted 
almost till morning. 

Our football team this year is not up to the standard that we main- 
tained in former years. Thus far three games have been played. La- 
fayette succeeded in winning from us by the score of 36 to o. State 
College also defeated us by the score of 60 to o. But the game that 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 35 

always stirs up the enthusiasm and awakens college spirit, was played 
with our old rivals, Dickinson College, on Saturday, October 20th. All 
athletic enthusiasm had been centered in this game. Having defeated 
them in two games plaj^ed last fall, they came over with a much 
strengthened team; but our manager was also awake, and when they 
arrived they found a far different team from the one that had played at 
Lafayette or State. Two minutes after the ball was in play we scored 
our first touch-down, and when the dust of the last half had cleared 
away, we had whitewashed them by the score of 16 to o. 

Omicron chapter en masse accompanied their team to Gettysburgh, 
and while here, were the guests of Theta. We hope that their visit 
may soon be repeated. 

Brother Loudon, '96, plays half-back on the football team, and 
during their recent visit to State College, he and brother Leisenring, 
'97, were royally entertained by the members of Alpha Chi. Brother 
Leisenring recently spent several days among the boys of Kappa, and 
reports a splendid time. Theta has introduced into her chapter meetings 
a literary and musical programme, which is much enjoyed by the boys ; 
we also expect soon to give a series of hops. 

A new athletic field has been obtained; the students at one meeting 
subscribed one thousand dollars towards it, and soon we will have a 
field, second to none. 

The musical clubs have been organized and far surpass any we have 
ever had. Brother Hersh, '91, and brother Heindle, '96, have secured 
positions on them. Theta greatly misses and regrets the loss of brother 
Damuth, '91, who has entered the Episcopal Seminary, New York 
City. Brother Damuth was always a hard working Sig, and we wish 
him much success in his new calling. 

So far we have heard from few chapters; we trust that we may soon 
hear from many. Walter S. Monath. 

Gettysburgh, Pa., October 22, 1894. 

KAPPA— BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

i 

Once more old Kappa sends greeting to the Sigma Chi world. Our 
vacation is a thing of the past, and now we have returned to begin again 
the battle with barbarism. 

There were six of us on the ground on September 13, the opening 
day. Fraternity material was scarce, although the entering class was 
large. Yet thus early — September 26 — we secured one man, and so 
introduce Harry Lee Freas, '98, of Berwick, Pa. He is a brother of 
A. M. Freas, Kappa, '85, and is one of the right sort. We have several 



36 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

more men on the anxious seat — but more of them, later. As a matter 
of fact our prospects are very bright, and we look forward to a year of 
prosperity. Our idea is to get good, substantial men, and thus keep 
the chapter on a firm basis. 

We were happy to have with us at the opening of the term brother 
Portser, ex-'95. He was on his way to the University of Pennsylvania, 
where he will take a four years' course in medicine. We know that he 
is deeply interested in our success. Brother Thompson, Alpha Chi, 
'94, spent several days with us during Fair week. He is always wel- 
come to the boys of Kappa. 

So far Bucknell has scored two victories in football. We defeated 
the Milton team 54-0 on September 29, and on October 6 took a fall 
out of the Wyoming Seminary team, 34-0. Brother Megargee, of last 
year's team, is one of the half-backs, and ''yours truly'* has a good show 
at quarter. The college has plenty of material and a good coach, and 
expects a successful season. 

Our chapter feels strong, both in and out of college, and sends fra- 
ternal greetings to all sister chapters. A. C. Rohland. 

Lewisburg, Pa., October 9, 1894. 

OMICRON— DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

Omicron chapter opened this year with only seven members, but 
they, with their accustomed activity, soon increased the number to 
eleven. We have to introduce to you brothers Cannon, '98, Makely, 
'98, Geary, '97, Cochran, '96 (law), and Brotherlin, '96 (law). They are 
all good men and true. 

Early in the year we gave a card party to our lady friends, and 
passed a very enjoyable evening. We still stand as high in social life 
as ever, and in athletics we are also away up. Brother Lincoln is the 
captain of our football team, and brother Cochran is full-back and 
trainer. We have played three games so far and have won one, lost 
another and tied the third. We expect to show up very well in the 
succeeding games. In conclusion I will say that, if all chapters hold 
their own (or I should say lead) as well as Omicron, Sigma Chi will 
always be foremost in all colleges. W. C. Nevin. 

Carlisle, Pa., October 29, 1894. 

ALPHA ALPHA—HOBART COLLEGE. 

Another summer vacation is passed and again the Goddess of Learn- 
ing has enticed the young student to the gray old walls of Hobart. The 
freshman class is very small this year, and consequently good, desirable 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 37 

men are proportionally scarce. However, we have added three brothers 
to our chapter roll and we hope in the near future to augment this num- 
ber. We take great pleasure in introducing to all Sigs the following 
brothers: William Henry Young, of Watertown, N.Y., Edward William 
Hope, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Frank Washington Koch, of Palmyra, 
Mo. ; also two brothers who should have been named in the last letter 
to the Quarterly, namel}', Frank Edward Lawson, of Batavia, N. Y., 
and Floyd Randolph Case, of Watertown, N. Y. 

All of our members returned this fall and our circle now comprises 
the various talents of eighteen jolly brothers. Our talent is chiefly 
shown in a musical way. Brother Burch, leader of the Glee Club, 
stands forth pre-eminent as the manipulator of no less than six instru- 
ments. Besides the leader of the club, we have five men on the Banjo 
Club and half a dozen on the Glee Club. Brother Lockton, in the 
absence of Prof. Rose in Germany, our regular organist, plays the organ 
and brother Blackford leads the choir. Almost every evening after din- 
ner we have a small-sized musical concert. 

A word about football may not be out of place. Although Hobart 
was defeated September 29 in her first game, we expect to make a good 
showing before the year is over, and constant practice is under way. 
Sigma Chi i^ well represented on the team. This is the first year 
Hobart has been in the New York State League, and the students are 
much interested in the experiment. 

The series of contests which take place each year between the sopho- 
more and freshman classes was won by the Sophomores, who took the 
first three events without- appearing to try. They were the baseball 
game, which was uninteresting, and won by a score 25 to 8 ; the cane 
rush, one of the shortest ever held at Hobart, lasting only twelve min- 
utes, and the football game, which went to the Sophomores by default, 
the Freshmen refusing to play. Accordingly, '97 will be engraved on 
the silver cup, along with the long list ' of other and perhaps better 
classes. 

The new Demarest Library, the corner stone of which was laid last 
June, is about half completed and will not be ready for use before some 
months. 

In view of the stand which the undergraduates of Princeton have 
taken in regard to hazing, we feel safe in predicting that hazing, as a 
custom, will soon be wiped out entirely in American colleges. Certain 
it is that the custom is on a decline at Hobart, as we have had but one 
* *gym-party* ' this year. 

Tuesday, October 23, was a gala day for Alpha Alpha. It was the 



38 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

day set apart for the meeting of our trustees, and, as we expected to 
have our Grand Consul with us, nothing was left undone to make the 
occasion memorable to everyone that attended. All of Geneva's society 
turned out, and the two hours, from four to six, passed only too swiftly. 
Many were the conquests made by our boys, and to-day our social posi- 
tion is assured. To the disappointment of everyone our distinguished 
consul could not come, but I am sure that to many brother Benedict, of 
Rochester, N. Y., supplied all that was lacking. Many came merely to 
criticise, but all went away with a good idea of what Sigma Chi was at 
Hobart. The banquet which followed in the evening was a most enjoy- 
able one, and the toasts on our grand fraternity were very well handled. 
It was quite * 'early*' when we arose from the banquet table and ad- 
journed to the smoking-room, there to listen to the famous story-teller, 
brother Case. Our guests were, brothers Benedict, Diehle, Davidge 
and Franchot, the last three, Cornell Sigs, who accepted our invitation 
to be with us. 

Geneva's new opera house was opened October 29 by the well-known 
actor, James O'Neill. The architect certainly has an artist's eye for 
the effect of coloring, as the entire theatre is painted in blue and 
gold, after the style of Louis XV. The theatre is a most beautiful one, 
and one of which the citizens of Geneva can well be proud. Sigma Chi 
was represented by a delegation of twelve, occupying a conspicuous 
box. 

Geneva, N. Y., October, 30, 1894. Franklin E. Smith. 

ETA ETA— DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

We are now in the midst of our term's work, which began September 
13th, and will close December 19th. We have the pleasure of wel- 
coming brothers H. R. Thurston, G. W. Parker, F. H. Trow, of '94, 
and F. R. French, of '92, back to Dartmouth, to complete post-graduate 
work in civil engineering. We regret that brother F. R. Cumminf^s, 
'97, will not return, but will enter Harvard Medical College this fall. 
Also brother W. W. Alley, '97, has decided to enter a business life. 
Since our return we have had the pleasure of a call from brothers H. F. 
Taj'lor and W. C. Dutton, of '94. 

Our football season opens with a very favorable outlook. We have 
played three games so far, losing to Harvard and Yale, while we beat 
Tufts. Taking everything into consideration, the team has good timber 
and will, with all probability, be one that Dartmouth will be proud of. 
The championship games come, November 3d with Williams, at Han- 
over, and November loth with Amherst, at Amherst. Concerning the 



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two colleges, Williams at present is considered to have the stronger 
team. The coach that trained our team last year and did so much 
towards getting our team into condition, that won for Dartmouth the 
championship of 1893, has returned, and we expect a vast improvement 
in the general team work and in the individual players. Thanksgiving 
day, November 29th, we will play the Chicago Athletic Club, at Chicago. 
Sigma Chi has two representatives on the team, C. S. Little, captain, 
and E. M. Bowles, left-guard. 

The Glee and Banjo Clubs have begun their preparation for the win- 
ter tour. Brother N. L. Foster will play the guitar and brother B. W. 
Couch will fill brother J. J. Nutt's place as manager of the club. 

It is with pleasure that Eta Eta chapter hears of the fraternity's 
prosperity and welfare, and also that of each individual chapter. She 
sends her best wishes and most cordial greetings to all. 

Hanover, N. H., October 18, 1894. Tallmadge Hamilton. 

ALPHA THETA—MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Alpha Theta is progressing well in spite of the losses of last spring. 
Four of our men graduated last spring, making quite a difference in our 
number. We shall soon make the loss good, however, for the freshman 
class is a large one and has some very good men. 

We have moved from the house which we have occupied for the past 
five years and are now at 46 St. Stephen's street. We have more room 
here and like the house, as well as the locality, very much. We have 
already taken in one new man this year, and I take pleasure in intro- 
ducing to the Sigma Chi world brother Thomas Harrihan of Chicago. 

We are very well represented in athletics here. One of our men is 
half-back on the football team, and another is end. Both are excellent 
players. We shall also be represented in the track athletics this winter. 
We have also a man on the banjo club. There is a considerable talk in 
the glee and banjo clubs of taking a trip west this winter, but the con- 
dition of the money market is such that the idea may have to be given 
up for the present. 

Altogether, Alpha Theta is in a prosperous condition and extends 
greetings to all other chapters. L. S. Tyler. 

Boston, Mass., October 31, 1894. 

ALPHA RHO— LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

The college year has opened, and Alpha Rho is once more rallying 
around the brown and white as well as the blue and gold. 

When we took account of forces, four weeks ago, we all felt a little 



40 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

blue, as we could only muster six men for the house, having lost broth- 
ers Sykes, Henshaw, Warner and Wooden by graduation, and brother 
Olmstead by going into business. However, everything seems to be 
coming our way, and we are pleased to introduce into the fraternity 
world, William Ernst Arrison of Philadelphia ; Leonard Sherman Hor- 
ner of Marshall, Va. ; Clarence A. Loomis of Bethlehem, Pa.; and 
Arthur Octavius Knight of Washington, D. C, all of '98. We are sure 
each will make a worthy brother and add new luster to our white cross, 
besides doing his best to keep Alpha Rho in the front rank of Lehigh 
chapters. 

Brothers Arrison, Horner and Knight have come into the house, and 
these, with brother Pettit, who came to the conclusion that life wasn't 
worth living outside, make as happy a family of ten Sigs as can be 
imagined. 

Brother Beach was elected vice-president of the junior class, and 
brother Wheeler, captain of the track team on account of his brilliant 
record last spring. The latter position was formerly held by brother 
Olmstead, who left college. 

Brother Wooden was with us for two days last month, and we were 
all glad to see his smiling countenance and massive frame. Brother 
Shimer, '91, was with us on our initiation nights and did very effectual 
work in restraining the goat, who was rather frisky after a summer's 
rest on Shanty Hill. Brother Henshaw, '94, spent the night of the 
1 2th with us. 

We are going to have even a better football team than we had last 
year. Our schedule is very good, giving us two games with Yale, two 
with Princeton and one with Pennsylvania. There have been four 
games played so far this season. Rutgers was beaten 24-0, Swarthmore 
33-0, and we were beaten by Princeton 8-0 and Yale 34-0. The Thanks- 
giving Day game is to be played at Ithaca. Heffelfinger is coaching us 
for the season, and Graves of Yale was here for a couple of days last 
month. 

The outlook for our musical organizations is also very encouraging. 
Last year they were second to none in the East, and this year will surely 
uphold their reputation in this line. The Thanksgiving Day concert is 
to be given at Ithaca and will be very pleasant for the boys, as the foot- 
ball men will also be there. 

The sophomores and freshmen have been at swords' points, and 
there have been two big rushes. The whole thing culminated on the 
1 2th by the freshmen winning the cane-spree. However, they have 
wisely concluded not to carry canes. 



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In spite of the rumors that are current every day, no definite action 
has been taken by the Board of Trustees in the selection of a new Pres- 
ident. We hope the question may soon be settled. 

Our freshman class enters this year about one hundred and twenty 
strong and is a sturdy lot of fellows. They bring lots of fine material 
for the football team, as Harrison, Gass and Barnard are all trying for 
half-back, and Fitzgerald is a fixture at full. Edw. E. Taylor. 

South Bethlehem, Pa., October 14, 1894. 

ALPHA PHI—CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

At no other time in the history of Alpha Phi has our chapter entered 
upon the college year with more auspicious prospects for a successful 
conquest of the Barbarians. Sixteen of the old men are back and three 
Sigs have entered from other universities — brother Dixon of Tulane, 
brother Maynard of Wisconsin, and brother Bowers of Ohio Wesleyan. 
Although the entering class at Cornell this fall was somewhat smaller 
than in previous years on account of the increase in the entrance 
requirements, and the competition with other fraternities has been 
greater, still we have succeeded in pledging three new men and have 
several others under consideration. 

Brother Johnson, '93, finishes his course in the law school this year. 
He will captain the baseball team next spring, and brother Young has 
been elected manager, so that we are well represented in athletics, and, 
with two such typical Sigs at its head, an unbroken series of glorious 
victories may be predicted for the team in the spring. The untiring 
efforts of the football management have resulted in the development of 
an eleven which will atone for the inglorious defeats of last fall, and the 
score with Princeton yesterday (4-12) would seem to indicate a victory 
for us over Harvard next Saturday. 

We are enjoying a visit from brothers Blackford and Bott of Hobart. 

Ithaca, N. Y., October 21, 1894. C. R. Neare. 

ALPHA CHI— THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

The college opened on September 12 with a greatly increased atten- 
dance. The chapter was not so fortunate; only six out of twelve active 
members, at the close of last term, returned. We soon added to our 
number Harry E. Diller, '98, Lancaster, Pa.; W. Ray Thompson, '97, 
Lykins, Pa., brother of W. C. Thompson, '94; Henry Davis, '98; and 
A. Nevin Diehl, '98, both of York, Pa. These men are worthy Sigs, 
good students, and will often be heard from in the fraternity. 



42 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Brothers Davis and Thompson are promising candidates for the glee 
and banjo clubs. We are glad to welcome brother Lardner, Alpha 
Lambda, *93, who is assistant professor of electrical engineering. 
Brother Foster, Alpha Chi, '93, is visiting us and renders valuable as- 
sistance. All our men were honored, this term, with promotions in the 
military department. 

Our football team for the season of '94 is, in the majority, composed 
of new men. At the opening of the season six vacancies were to be 
filled, and fifteen applicants worked hard in order to fill them. 

For the first time in the history of football at State College, a 
training-table was established. Its good results were shown in the 
recent games that we have played. As our team is very light, the new 
rules are a help to us, and a ** quick" game is played. On October 13, 
we defeated Gettysburgh College by a score of 60-0. On October 20, 
Lafayette was defeated by us by a score of 72-0. Both games were 
played on the home grounds. As these were the first games, much 
success is predicted for this season. The following games are sched- 
uled for '94: 

October 26 — Oberlin College at State College. 

November 2 — Georgetown College at Washington, D. C. 

November 3 — Richmond College at Richmond, Va. 

November 5 — University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Va. 

November 10 — Richmond College at State College. 

November 17 — Franklin and Marshall College at Lancaster, Pa. 

November 23 — Washington and Jefiferson College at Washington, Pa. 

November 24 — Oberlin College ot Oberlin, O. 

November 29 — Pittsburgh Athletic Club at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

On October 10, the battalion attended the funeral of the late 
ex-Governor Curtin, of Bellefonte, Pa., the venerable war governor of 
Pennsylvania. 

During the past week Governor Pattison made an official visit to the 
college. A salute of seventeen guns was fired in honor of his arrival. 
The battalion was then reviewed and inspected by him. A special pro- 
gramme was made, so that in the short time that he was here, he could 
form an opinion of the work that is being done. 

Among those who have recently visited us, are brothers Louden and 
Leisenring, of Theta; Barclay, of Kappa; Sturtevant, Campbell, Tay- 
lor and Foster of Alpha Chi. Thos. Baumgardner. 

State College, Pa., October 20, 1894. 



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SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZETA— WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. 

Of the five men who composed the chapter last year three are back : 
brothers Houston, Hamilton, and Weaver. Brother Smith is at the 
University of Virginia, taking the course of medicine. Brother Guy is 
employed in the postoffice at his home, Bedford City, Va. 

Four men have been initiated up to date ; their names are : George 
Maguire, Marcus Creel List, Richmond W. Holt, and Lindley Allison 
Hickman. Brother Maguire, who is a master of the violin, has made 
for himself quite a reputation and is to be on the glee club. Brother 
List comes well recommended; at Fishbourne's, his former preparatory 
school, he won both the debater's and declaimer's medals. We look 
for him to do as much here. Brother Holt comes from a line of Sigma 
Chis who have distinguished themselves here ; his brother, whom we 
had the pleasure of seeing at the opening of college, was a member of 
this chapter some years ago in the days of one of our Praetors, Robert 
E. Lee, Jr. Brother Hickman entered on a scholarship from his pre- 
paratory school at Shelby ville, Ky., and he has shown by his work in 
the class-room his worthiness of it. 

Our football team has worked under great disadvantages since its 
organization in the fall, but it is now assuming a better shape, and we 
hope to come off victorious in our Thanksgiving game with Richmond 
College to be played at Lynchburg, Va. The writer is a member of the 
team. 

The glee club promises to be the success it was last year ; a trip 
through the South is to be arranged for. Besides brother Maguire, 
Sigma Chi is represented by brother Houston. 

The student body feel deep regret over the loss of Prof. Brown, who 
has accepted a position as first assistant chemist of the division of 
chemistry. Department of Agriculture. His chair will be filled by Prof. 
Howe of Louisville, Ky. 

The Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity entered the list of fraternities here 
this year, with several of the old members of the Gamma Di Gamma 
Kappa, which has given up the ghost. 

There has been little work done among the fraternities this year to 
increase their numbers. Phi Kappa Psi and Sigma Chi head the list 
ivith four initiates each, excepting Phi Kappa Sigma, which has five. 

We hope to have, by the time of our next letter to the Quarterly, 
two more men, so bringing our number up to nine. 

Lexington, Va., November 14, 1894. D. Weaver. 



44 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

PSI— UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. 

The opening of the present session of the University found on hand 
brothers Todd, Baylor, Lyman and W. B. Forsyth, of the chapter of 
last session, and F. E. Davis and S. V. Southall, both old Psi men, the 
one of the session of '85-* 86. and the other of *88-'89. Besides these, 
brother Geo. H. Denny, the praetor of the province, brother Victor 
Smith of Zeta, and the writer of Alpha Omicron, swelled the list of 
loyal Sigs to nine. Since then, however, we have lost two of that num- 
ber from the roll. Brother Baylor has gone to Richmond to study 
medicine, and brother Lyman has decided to devote himself to farming. 
Still, we expect to see a good deal of the latter, who lives but a mile or 
two away from the University. 

Up to date we have initiated John May, of New Orleans, a brother 
in-law of brother R. B. Parker, of Alpha Omicron, and a man worthy 
in every way to become a wearer of the Danebrog cross. We have in 
view one or two other fine fellows whom we hope to be able to introduce 
soon to the fraternity. 

The University football team has been very successful thus far, and 
expects to win the championship of the South this season, as it did last. 
Out of five games played it has been scored against and defeated but 
once, when Princeton won a hard-earned victory with only 12 points to 
her credit. The following score shows the magnificent work of Vir- 
ginia's team: 

U. Va. vs. Richmond College, 48-0 U. Va. vs. Princeton, 0-12 

U. Va. vs. Baltimore City College, 36-0 U. Va. vs. Richmond College, 28-0 

U. Va. vs. Johns Hopkins, 76-0 

Of the last year's men who did not return this session, brother W. 
L. Old, having graduated in medicine, is now at St. Vincent's Hospital, 
Norfolk, Va. ; brother Urquhart, who also made his M. D. degree, has 
entered upon the practice of his profession at his home, Raynor, Va. ; 
brother Sebrell, who so successfully completed the entire law course in 
one term, is now practicing at his home in Suffolk county ; brother 
Hume is in Washington. 

We had the pleasure of seeing brother Julian Thornley, Psi, *88-'89, 
who came from New York on a short visit to his old home, Charlottes- 
ville. 

And now it behooves me to record an event so sad in its awful sud- 
denness that mere language is far too inadequate to give an idea of its 
effect upon the feelings of all of us. Last August brother T. H. Neel 
was drowned at Cobb's Island. In the prime of his youth, with every- 



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thing to look forward to and to live for, he was thus suddenly taken 
away. The appended resolutions have been adopted by the chapter: 

Univbrsity of Virginia, October 20, 1894. 

Whbrbas. God hath placed the seal of death upon a noble man and a loyal brother, 
Thomas Howard Neel, and 

Whbrbas, We, his brothers in Sigma Chi and members of Psi chapter, deem it 
fitting to offer this pledge of remembrance to the memory of one so recently among us, 
be it 

Resolved, That in the death of Thomas Howard Neel this fraternity and chapter 
loses one whose life was the type of a gentleman, and a Sigma Chi, chivalrous and versa- 
tile by nature, erudite and accomplished by education, cultivated and refined through his 
social environment; be it 

Resolved^ That we tender our warmest sympathy to his family in their hour of trial ; 
be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be published in the Sigma Chi Quar- 
terly and in the University of Virginia Magazine. 

"Oh, blessed are they who live and die like him, 
Loved with such love, and with such sorrow mourned." 

Flavius E. Davis, ) 

S. Valbntinb Southall, [-Committee. 

Wm. Bradish Forsyth, j 

Charlottesville, Va., October 21, 1894. Douglas Forsyth. 

GAMMA GAMMA— RANDOLPH -MACON COLLEGE. 

Another session has opened and new resolutions are formed to meet 
the same sad fate as the old. New faces replace the old familiar ones. 
Randolph-Macon opens this session with the usual number of students. 
From this number Gamma Gamma has selected three men, to whom 
she can undoubtedly entrust the purity and glory of the White Cross. 

On October 20th Gamma Gamma had her usual "goating,** and 
wishes to introduce to the fraternity at large her three initiates: Hugh 
Fletcher, brother to Albert and Howard Fletcher, Albert H. Licklider, 
and Stuart H. Beckley. The latter also received invitations from two 
other fraternities. 

We had brothers Dickerson, Howard Fletcher, Christian, Drewry, 
Mullen and Watts to return this year, and brother Jackson is expected 
to return in a few days, making a chapter of ten. 

We lost brother Edwards by graduation, who is now associated with 
Alphi Psi, and brother Winfree, who is now in business in Lynchburg, 
Va., but we do not feel in the least discouraged, but on the contrary, 
feel sure that Gamma Gamma will still maintain her superiority among 
rival fraternities here, and her good standing in the fraternity. 

We have the presidency in one of our literary socities here, besides 



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other minor offices in the same. Our standing in the scholarship race 
is high, two taking the degree of A. B. and one A. M. ; the other men 
also stand very well in their classes. In athletics we undoubtedly 
hold our own, having the captaincy and managership of both football 
and baseball teams, two men on the football team and possibly three 
on the baseball. Two out of the five members of the executive board 
of the athletic association are Sigs. We have also the editor-in-chief 
of the College Monthly the latter half session. So we stand well in 
every department of college affairs. 

We had present with us on the **goating** night, brothers W. W. 
Bennett and T. R. Freeman, alumni of Gamma Gamma, and brother A. 
Christian of Alpha Psi. Howard Fletcher. 

Ashland, Va., November i, 1894. 

SIGMA SIGMA— HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

After a brief separation of three months, our forces have again united 
to spend the one hundred and nineteenth session of our venerable col- 
lege. There was but little marked change in the appearance of the old 
place, though many minor improvements have been made. We regret 
to report a considerable falling off in the attendance this year, due not 
so much to the small number of new students as to the fact that quite a 
number of the old men failed to return. Among the latter class Sigma 
Chi has sustained a serious loss in the person of Mr. Samuel Sayers, 
who is now a brotherless waif at Emory and Henry College, Virginia. 

The athletic men say that there is a very encouraging outlook for 
football this fall, though no games have been played as yet with rival 
teams. We sincerely hope there will be an improvement in this direc- 
tion on what was accomplished last year. 

But our impatient pen hastes to tell of Sigma Sigma, so without 
further parley we go to this most attractive topic. With the exception 
of brothers Dunlap and Southall, who finished last year, and brother 
Sayers, our entire chapter returned this year, including brothers Sydnor, 
Morton, Ferguson, Benson, Mauzy, Mason, Trinkle and Stuart, besides 
brother Southall, who is pursuing a theological course in the adjoining 
seminary. Brother Holcombe Robertson, whose health prevented his 
return last year, is with us again, giving us a nucleus of nine active 
members, or fifty per cent, more than any other chapter here. So with 
a conscious superiority and the inspiring mandate of our order to stim- 
ulate our efforts, we entered the fray and easily snatched from the hands 
of our rivals three youths, whom we take pleasure in introducing to our 
brotherhood. They are: Robert G. Henderson of Memphis, Tenn. ; J. 



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Mortimer Lynch, Seymour, Texas; and J. Garland Sexton, Wytheville, 
Va. Brother Sexton came under the protection of brother Trinkle, 
whose sheltering arm kept all other admirers at a respectful distance. 
But brothers Henderson and Lynch were asked, and considerably more 
than simply "asked," by the four other leading fraternities in college, 
the remaining chapters being of the kind who honor a good man more 
by not aspiring to rush him. It is also a significant fact that three are 
the only ones whom we deemed worthy to wear that sign by which we 
trust we have indeed conquered. This brings our membership up to 
twelve men. A comparison with the other frats might be interesting : 
the Phi Gamma Deltas number eight ; the Chi Phis, seven ; the Kappa 
Sigmas, six ; and the Phi Kappa Psis, Pi Kappa Alphas, Beta Theta 
Pis and Phi Theta Psis each have five. The Alpha Tau Omega chap- 
ter, after a brief existence, is now extinct. 

In conclusion, we believe our prospects to be brighter now than they 
have been for years, and with our next correspondence we hope to 
prove, by other than numerical strength, our efforts to enhance the 
glory of our pure, beautiful symbol. J. L. Stuart. 

Hampden-Sidney, Va., October 17, 1894. 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA— MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

Old Miami begins the year with fairer prospects for the future than 
any other year since the re-opening in '85. We have enrolled about one 
hundred and fifty students, many of whom were subjected to the usual 
scrutiny of the "spikers" representing the several fraternities here; 
some were accepted, while others were given over to their woeful fate. 
But old Alpha, comprising brothers Nutt, Garrett, Hitch, Loudenback, 
Fenton, Fowler, and your writer, comes out victor by rescuing from 
barbarism two men — Judd Teeter, of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, and Ed. 
McMillen, of Morning Sun, Ohio. These two brothers are good stu- 
dents, who take active part in college affairs, and who are enthusiastic 
and worthy wearers of the white cross of Sigma Chi. 

Although football has not been as successful with us as heretofore, 
we are ably represented by brothers Garrett and Hitch, with brothers 
Nutt and Fenton as substitutes. 

Brother Garrett is in the Miami quartet, while brothers Fowler and 
Fenton are members of the mandolin club. 

Alpha would like to receive calls from any Sig who may chance to 
come our way. C. N. Beale. 

Oxford, Ohio, November 19, 1894. 



48 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

GAMMA— OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

Gamma begins the college year somewhat unauspiciously, owing to 
the failure of some of our old men to return. Only two old men and 
one pledged man returned, which in itself was rather discouraging; 
but by hard and judicious work we hope to restore Gamma to her old 
position of prominence, and we shall try in every way to maintain Sigma 
Chi*s old and tested standard of * 'Quality." 

Our quinquennial commencement last June was greatly enriched by 
the presence of quite a number of our alumni, who helped us celebrate 
the fiftieth anniversary of the college in appropriate style. Among 
those whom we recall and who favored us were: Brother L. A. Ireton, 
a veteran worker for Sigma Chi and a star of Gamma, who is now study- 
ing law in Cincinnati; our best wishes for his success are with brother 
Ireton, whose interest in Gamma we fully appreciate; brother G. W. 
Spencer, whose absence is much deplored, for brother Spencer won 
laurels for Sigma Chi, both in the class-room and on the athletic field; 
brother Spencer is now engaged in mercantile business at Adelphia, 
Ohio; brother Barney Burns of Mansfield, Ohio, who always has a 
hearty greeting for all Sigs; also brothers H. L. Bowers and E. C. 
Capellar of Mansfield, Ohio, who furnished music as well as amusement 
at all our meetings, and brother E. Light, who is successfully engaged in 
business at Washington Court House, Ohio. All of the above mani- 
fested a deep interest in Gamma's welfare and showed themselves to be 
enthusiastic Sigs. 

Brother A. L. Binkley paid us a short visit the first of this term, 
and gave us encouragement which we so much needed. Brother Bink- 
ley is now traveling for a prominent lecture bureau, and, although busy, 
manages to devote some of his time to Sigma Chi. Brother Peter 
Adams also was with us for a few days, and it was with regret that we 
watched his departure, as his kindly given advice gave us new visions 
of fraternity life. 

We are sorry to state the inability to return of brother R. B. Smith, 
who, while in college, was renowned alike for his brilliant scholarship 
and all-round athletic ability; also that of brother Conklin, who made 
many a touch-down for Sigma Chi during his stay with us, and who rep- 
resented Sigma Chi so ably in the social world. 

We doubtless suffered greatest in the loss of brother E. T. Powell, 
who graduated last year at the head of his class. His masterly counsel 
and good management will be much missed, as he was an enthusiastic 
worker and bore the reputation in both the city and college of being a 
typical Sig. Brother Powell is now studying law in Columbus, Ohio, 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 49 

with the well-known firm of Powell, Black & Ricketts, and has the char- 
acteristics of an able lawyer. Gamma will point with pride to his 
achievements, which are certain. 

Although our force is not large nor very powerful, by some good 
strategy, one of our men secured a prominent place on the executive 
committee of the athletic association, and we have two representatives 
on the 'Varsity football team. Brother H. J. Crawford will play tackle 
on the team and will represent us in athletics. Our new pledge, E. L. 
Williamson, who plays right half-back, is regarded as a promising 
player, and will make some brilliant ** around the end'* plays for both 
our football team and for Sigma Chi. 

We have not been wholly inactive thus far, but have spiked two men 
whom we hope to announce true Sigs in our next letter. We will take 
great pleasure in presenting these men, as they were ''rushed hard" by 
other fraternities, but Sigma Chi held the charm for them and we are 
the happy winners. We would also announce that we are ready to lock 
horns with any fraternity for any man we may deem worthy to wear our 
white cross, and hope to surprise any of our alumni who may be watch- 
ing our movements by making Gamma a solid and lasting chapter at 
the O. W. U. 

The fact that we are somewhat reduced in numbers, may be partially 
attributed to the inability of some of our boys to dodge the merciless 
axe of our faculty, which seems to take such a deep interest in Sigma 
Chi that it has totally ignored the other eight fraternities in school and 
thrust all its honors on Sigma Chi. Whenever it has stood in need of 
some man to leave his dear alma mater and return to his rural pursuits, 
it has gone to the ranks of Sigma Chi for that man, and it is needless 
to say it got him. This deep interest is especially evinced by one pro- 
fessor, of whom it is reported that he is busil}' engaged in watching the 
onward rush of Sigma Chi, and who reports all our phenomena to his 
colleagues at their weekly faculty meeting. This is an honor which 
comes unsought to us, and the plan recommends itself to all colleges 
which have not yet provided a bureau for the extinction of Sigs. 

Delaware, Ohio, October 18, 1894. W. F. Pattison. 

MU— DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

Another school year is on at Denison, and, in no spirit of bragging, 
we are confident that Mu is on top. Only six of our last year's number 
found it possible to return to school; brother Kerr having gone to Bos- 
ton to try his hand at business ; brother Waters having taken charge of 
his brother's business in Cincinnati, and brother Burns having gone 



50 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

into business with his father in Albany, Texas. But those who did 
return, were on the ground early, and showed from the very start that 
they were determined to do their utmost to further Sigma Chi's interests 
in this place. It is needless to say that their efforts were not without 
compensation, and it is with extreme pleasure that we introduce to the 
fraternity at large, Frank G. Colby and Harry A. Canby, both from 
Dayton, Ohio, and of the class of '98. A partial indication of the 
esteem in which brother Colby is held is given in the fact that he has 
thus early in his course been chosen president of his class. In addition 
to the initiation of these most valuable men, we have succeeded in 
placing the colors upon three members of the academy, who give great 
promise of becoming Sigs of sterling quality, Carl M. Southard and R. 
C. Crume, also of Dayton, Ohio, and Wylie J. Stewart of Library, Pa. 
We feel justly proud of all these men, and are certain that the white 
cross, donned upon such breasts, cannot but receive new luster. 

Athletics at Denison seem to be on the decline. A quietus was 
placed upon football by the decree of the faculty that only three games 
could be played this fall — one abroad and two at home; but notwith- 
standing this action of the faculty, the team has been practicing hard, 
and is becoming quite strong. Brothers De Armond and Wiltsee most 
efficiently hold up Sigma Chi's end of the team, the former being cap- 
tain. 

We now have a distinctively Sigma Chi mandolin and guitar club, 
composed of brothers Wiltsee, Canby, Southard, Dean and Baldwin, 
which has already become quite popular. We feel certain that as a 
chapter we are making decided progress in a number of different direc- 
tions, and, with the perfect unanimit}^ which exists among us, we feel 
that nothing is too great to undertake. 

The death of brother Ellsworth Morse, which occurred some time 
since, was a very great shock to the chapter. His was certainly an 
example to be emulated by every Sig, and the accompanying resolu- 
tions fitly express the feelings of the chapter in regard to the death of 
this, our highly esteemed brother: 

Whereas. It has pleased God in his wisdom to call from this life our esteemed 
friend and beloved brother, Ellsworth Howe Morse ; and 

Whereas. We. the members of Mu chapter of Sigma Chi. wish to give some testi* 
monial of our esteem for his services to our fraternity and as a man of sterling character, 
be it therefore 

Resolved, That in the death of Ellsworth Howe Morse this fraternity and chapter 
loses a loyal and true-hearted brother ; one who was steadfast in his love for Sigma Chi • 
and who as a man was noble and upright ; whose every trait endeared him not only to 
the brothers of his fraternity.. but to all who knew him ; and be it further 



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Resolved^ That Mu chapter tender its heart-felt sympathy to the family of our 
deceased brother ; and 

Resolved^ That the halls of the chapter be draped in mourning, and that these reso- 
lutions be entered on the minutes of the chapter, and that a copy be sent the bereaved 
family, and published in the Mu Quarterly and Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

Arthur W. Dean. \ 

Albert E. Db Armond, \ Committee. 

Clifford A. Wiltsee, j 

Granville, Ohio, October 3, 1894. Fred L. Hutson. 

ZETA ZETA— CENTRE COLLEGE. 

In every department this is the most promising session Centre Col- 
lege has ever seen. Over two hundred students have entered the clas- 
sical department ; the attendance in the new law school in charge of 
ex-Gov. J. Proctor Knott is large beyond expectations, and in every 
respect the college is maintaining its position as the leading educational 
institution of the state. 

Messier of Yale has been secured as coach for the football team, 
and, with brother Van Winkle as captain, it is believed Centre will 
develop one of the best teams in the South. The first game of the sea- 
son is to be played today, the 20th, with Vanderbilt University. 

The prospects for Zeta Zeta were a little disheartening at the open- 
ing of the session, only brothers McElroy, Willis, Mize and Van Winkle 
of last year*s chapter of twelve returning. However, with the assist- 
ance of loyal alumni, the fellows entered the lists undismayed, and, in 
the face of energetic competition, have captured every *' spike" for 
whom the slightest effort was made. Nothing can more clearly demon- 
strate the superiority of Sigma Chi over her rivals at Centre. The 
initiates thus far are: W. Walter Knott of Lebanon, Ky., a nephew of 
ex-Gov. Knott; S. Alford Blackburn, Spring Station, Ky., a nephew of 
Kentucky's senior Senator; A. S. Berry, Jr., Newport, Ky., son of 
Congressman A. S. Berry, **the tall sycamore of the Licking"; Wm. D. 
Hopper of Charleston, W. Va.; D. Y. Walsh, 530 W. Breckinridge 
street, Louisville, Ky. ; L. C. Humphrey, 4th avenue, Louisville, Ky. ; 
and R. B. Waddle of Somerset, Ky. We are glad to welcome brother 
Nathan P. Graham, a transfer from Chi. Brother Beatty of San Fran- 
cisco has also returned, and brothers Jas. H. Swango, Jas. H. Dorman, 
Jr., D. C. King and Wm. J. Price have entered the law department, so 
that quantity is now happily combined with quality. 

The initiation of brother Berry was probably the most unique that 
ever occurred in Kentucky or the South. A real live billy-goat; a sure- 
enough coffin; a six-mile drive, apparently funereal, to Dick's river; a 



52 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

midnight boating excursion on the Sharon-Styx order ; ghastly tableaux 
with rugged cliffs and huge forest trees for a background and minor 
incidents made it an event most impressive to the candidate, and most 
enjoyable for the brothers. Al. was our last initiate, and he has been 
thirsting for revenge on another neophyte like a hungry hyena for 
blood. A Dutch supper, cooked on the river bank, was enjoyed after 
the ceremonies. Some enterprising reporter got wind of the ceremonies 
and published an extended account of the affair in the Cincinnati and 
Louisville papers. 

In every field of college work the brothers are alert. Brother 
McElroy has been elected as representative of the Chamberlain Society 
in the coming oratorical contest, and we are all confident that he will 
make the fifth Sigma Chi sent to the intercollegiate from Centre. 
Brother McElroy is also editor-in-chief of the college magazine. Bro. 
Hardin, who is pursuing the theological course, and brother Walsh are 
members of brother Van Winkle's pig-skin chasers. Brother W. B. 
Thomas, a merchant of Danville, has taken the managership of the 
eleven. Brothers Swango and Price have been made president and 
secretary, respectively, of the Proctor Knott Club, a new law school 
organization, and brother Price, president of the Scribbler Club, a lite- 
rary organization of some note, composed of town and college men. 

Zeta Zeta hopes to make a contribution to the new song book, in a 
few days, in the shape of a Sigma Chi waltz or polka. Miss Sophia 
Hardin of Harrodsburg is composing it. A complete set of dance 
music would be quite an addition to the song book, we think. We 
would suggest that the chapters that have not sent in songs get a two- 
step waltz, or some dance composition for it. 

Sigma Chi at old Centre *< rides in the wagon with the band," and 
when the music starts up and the elephant begins to dance, her rivals 
had better look out. Lewis Craig Humphrey. 

Danville, Ky., October 20, 1894. 

ZETA PSI— UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

Zeta Psi was royally entertained many times during the past summer 
by our brothers at their homes. Besides the social advantages of these 
summer meetings the boys found an opportunity to talk over prospects, 
and so when the 'Varsity opened we had just about determined what 
men we wanted. These men were also wanted elsewhere and wanted 
badly. All kinds of enticements were used to warp their good judg- 
ment. The Beta ''do(r)g'* thrust forth its long neck to seize them. 
The S. A. E. tried to engulf them, but the grand old cross led them 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 53 

safely through this Scylla and Charybdis into the haven of Sigma Chi. 
These new brothers are representative men, and Zeta Psi takes great 
pride in introducing them to the fraternity. They are: Park Johnson, 
full-back on the team and the representative of his class on the stu- 
dents* executive committee; Henry Urner, president of the freshman 
class; George Le Boutillier, center on the team; Charles Salmon, of 
Cambridge, Ohio; Dick Swing and Tom Melish, good students and 
winners in social circles. 

At the end of the last school year we gave up our old quarters on 
Vine street, and this September moved into new rooms on Elm street 
just down the hill from the 'Varsity. Three large airy rooms were fitted 
up with the best that money could buy. Handsome oak furniture, com- 
fortable window seats, lace curtains, beautiful pictures and a gift of 
some sixty odd choice volumes from our loyal brother, George Fox, '93, 
combine to make Zeta Psi's new rooms an ideal home. 

Zeta Psi enjoys her usual list of honors. The presidencies of the 
senior class and of the literary society, the chairmanship of the execu- 
tive committee, the captaincies of the baseball and football teams, and 
the directorship of the mandolin club, are all filled by worthy Sigs. 
On the football team, besides the two positions filled by our new broth- 
ers, the right and left half-backs are played by two of our older brothers. 

So you see, brothers in Sigma Chi, Zeta Psi still holds up this spot 
of Sigdom with all her pristine vigor, and eighteen as loyal Sigs as ever 
wore a cross, send a hearty greeting to their brothers, wishing them 
the best success in the world, and hoping to correspond with them indi- 
vidually through Uncle Sam and the Tribune. 

Cincinnati, October 18, 1894. John Howard Melish. 

LAMBDA LAMBDA— KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

Our chapter was very fortunate this year in that nearly all of last 
year's members returned to enjoy, for another session, fraternity and 
college life. Brother M. B. Jones, who graduated with honors last 
year, and brother R. T. Lyle of the class of '96 are the only absent ones 
of our number of last year. 

We are sorry that we have no new names to present to the fraternity 
in this letter. Brother Harrison Simrall of Lexington, who was initi- 
ated at the close of last session and introduced to the brotherhood in 
our July letter, has proven himself to be well worthy of the name of 
Sigma Chi. There are two main reasons why we have made no initia- 
tions: first, we have rather a full chapter already, we think; and second, 
good material is less plentiful than usual. We expect, however, to give 



54 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

the goat some practice before long and to be able to present some 
worthy names in our next letter. 

Lambda Lambda is doing her part on the ball-field this season. 
Brother J. L Lyle is manager of the team and has also played in some 
match games. The other brothers on our team are: J. L Bryan, M. E. 
Houston and J. W. Woods. Brother Bryan has been well tried and 
not found wanting ; his equals are few in this part of the Union. This 
is brother Houston's first season, and the fact that he has won a posi- 
tion on our team, is sufficient testimony to his excellent playing and his 
possibilities in this line. And brother J. W. Woods, Kentucky's best 
'* center rush," is the one who never plays *< dirty ball," who never gets 
hurt, and who always enters a game and comes out of it with a smile of 
contentment on his face. J. W. means John Wesley. Our team has 
played three games this season, in all of which we were decidedly vic- 
torious. The first was with Georgetown College, a league game, for 
the state championship ; the result was 40-6 in our favor. The second 
game was with Miami University team, which we defeated by a score 
of 28-6. The last game up to this date was with the Jeffersonville Ath- 
letic Club, who gave us an easy victory of 54 to their 4. Thus, you see, 
we have been doing good work, and we expect to win the state cham- 
pionship. 

If you wisli to know whether or not we Sigs of Lambda Lambda are 
distinguished for popularity and bravery, only hear how many of us are 
officers in the military department of the college. Out of three cap- 
taincies we have two, filled by brothers Lyle and Powell. Brothers 
Anderson and Roberts are lieutenants; brother Dean is adjutant; broth- 
ers Blessing, Houston and Woods are sergeant^, and brother Beardsley 
is a corporal; brother Willmott, being a senior, is an ex-lieutenant, and 
brother Bryan, being a post-graduate, is an ex-captain. From this you 
may infer that we are very conspicuous. There is another department, 
still more charming — that of the young ladies — in which we occupy a 
prominent place. I will not undertake a description of the height of 
our standing in this enchanted sphere, but I leave it with you as a sub- 
ject for your dreams. T. R. Dean. 

Lexington, Ky., November 2, 1894. 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

XI— DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

De Pauw starts this year with an enrollment of some 1,000 students, 
prospects brighter than last year, but hoping for a return of the pros- 
perous condition of two or three years ago. When her finances become 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 55 

disentangled, she will assume her place of unchallenged precedence 
throughout the state. 

Football is now rather low on account of the loss of the Wabash 
game October 20, which, unless De Pauw outgenerals Purdue on 
Thanksgiving day, makes Wabash second best in the state. We have 
a Harvard coach and in a few weeks will have a valuable team, which 
will be an **easy mark" for no western college. Although not quite as 
strong as she was last year, with her six noble seniors to whom was the 
power of securing for her anything she wished in college, Sigma Chi 
still has cause to consider herself at the top round of the ladder, with 
her nine rival fraternities. She may be found, if not first, near it, in 
every avenue of college life. Mr. F. H. Church is manager of the 
football team, and Walter Ballard puts up a fine game as '^quarter," 
while one or two others are promising contestants. Our social standing 
and even prestige is unquestioned. As for politics, the managing editor- 
ship of the college paper and the presidency of the senior and sopho- 
more classes, as well as several athletic offices, are in our possession. 
We never try to monopolize anything, or to greedily seize everything in 
our grasp, and we are never baffled when we go after our share. We 
have no **flunkers" and desire none. 

The spiking season was a long and hotly contested one, but with less 
effort than our rivals, and by honest open demeanor, without throwing 
mud or squandering our ready cash, we secured some fine men from the 
very few available ones. We added to our list four valuable freshmen, 
one brilliant soph, and a junior, who cannot be considered less brilliant, 
for he is a '*Starr." We also pledged three excellent men in Prep. 

Last year's seniors are all doing well, having gone bravely into the 
struggle with the maxim that ''faint heart never won fair lady." Mat- 
thias, Patton and Willetts are practicing law in this state. McLain and 
Ogden are principals of high schools in two Indiana towns, while Likely 
sits in the chair of Greek in the University of New Orleans. 

Brothers Homan, Magaw and Grubbs are not in school this year, 
but two if not all of them will make their appearance later in the year. 

Sigma Chi has three members in the De Pauw glee club. This or- 
ganization now has an experienced manager, and will, during Christmas 
holidays, take a long trip to the South, taking in Louisville, Birmingham, 
Charleston, Tallahasse, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Atlanta and all 
Southern points of note, ending with St. Louis. The Phi Kappa Psis 
have conceived themselves to be in managing control of the club, but 
Sigma Chi will **have a finger in the pie" this year. Brother Starr is 
the baritone on the De Pauw Quartet. 



56 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

So much for our side of the question — and, now for yours. Brothers, 
our doors are open in hospitality, our minds in sympathy, our purses 
in generosity, and our hearts in brotherhood and love for old Sigma Chi. 
If you are near our little city, never fail to get out a search warrant for 
us. We will not be hard to find. N. Giotto Rogers. 

Greencastle, Indiana, October 21, 1894. 

RHO— BUTLER UNIVERSITY. 

From the minute old Butler launched out her fortieth session, Rho 
chapter has been very much in evidence. When the first meeting came 
to order, around our circle were found brothers Johnson, Butler, Hall, 
Rogers, Freeman, Sidener, Yoke, HoUett and Recker and a happy re- 
union was that. Brother Walter Hadley of Danville was the only one 
of the last year's chapter who did not return. 

The suitable material for candidates for our fraternity was scarce, 
and only one man was approached. He had evidently made up his 
mind beforehand which was the proper frat, for he allowed the gold and 
blue to be placed in a most conspicuous place on his lapel without so 
much as asking for *'time to see papa.*' We shortly introduced this 
gentleman to Billy, and Billy was in no very kindly mood that night 
either. It was one of the prettiest initiations which we have ever 
administered, and we are now most happy to introduce to the Sigma 
Chi world brother Berton B. Bales, of Indianapolis. Bro. Bales has 
already become one of the most popular men in college, especially 
among the fair sex, and has rendered the chapter great service in secur- 
ing the election of several Sigs to offices in our college organizations. 
We are proud of brother Bales, both as a student and a Sig, and feel 
sure that he will bring only honor to the white cross which he now 
wears. 

As to honors for Sigma Chi, Rho has taken all she could catch sight 
of. Bro. Butler and brother Sidener already held the presidency and 
secretaryship of the athletic association. When it came time for the 
election of manager and captain for this year's foot ball team, the Sigs 
held a preliminary meeting, selected brothers Recker and Hall for the 
respective offices, called a meeting of the athletic association and asked 
the remaining members to ratify the selection, which was done. That 
was all there was to it. Bro. Recker has so far proven himself the 
most efficient manager Butler has had in years, and brother Hall as 
captain of the team is a hard worker, and if the team does not take the 
pennant in Indiana, it cannot be laid at his door. The team is an 
unusually promising one, and with Joseph Marshal Flint, formerl}' one 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 57 

of the Princeton "tigers," as our coacher, we can hardly help but sup- 
port a winning team. Bro. Freeman, known as "Hinkey," and brother 
Cuilom are playing ends on the team. Bro. Butler is also associate 
editor of the Butler Collegian, 

Rho held a very enjoyable informal reception in her hall, October 4, 
in honor of brother Bales, which was greatly enjoyed by the limited 
number present. It was said afterwards by one of our fair friends that 
those informal affairs of Sigs were so delightful she would like to see 
what they would do in a formal reception. We intend to show her in 
the near future. 

We have been enjoying a most delightful visit from brother Wm. 
Kettenbach, of Lewiston, Idaho. Bro. Kettenbach, who was formerly 
a member of the class of '96 in Butler, and a most zealous worker in 
the fraternity, is now head cashier of the First National Bank at Lewis- 
ton, and one of the leading young men of that city. 

Rho is looking forward to the most prosperous year of her existence, 
and hopes to do much for the honor of Sigma Chi. She wishes to hear 
from all of her sister chapters during this year, and sends greetings 

to all. M. SiDENER. 

Irvington, Ind., October 18, 1894. 

CHI— HANOVER COLLEGE. 

Our chapter started out the present year with nine of the boys back, 
and by good and earnest work, aided by our past good name and repu- 
tation, we have been able to obtain everything we wanted. We take 
pleasure at this time in introducing to the Sigma Chi fraternity four 
young but loyal Sigs, Ralph Applewhite, of Brownstown, Ind.; Fred 
Clark, of Carthage, Mo.; Guilford S. Garber and Chas. Heberhart, of 
Madison, Ind., all of whom represent the class of '98. 

Foot ball has taken a great boom at Hanover this fall and we all feel 
justly proud of the good work done by our team. Our eleven defeated 
the Madison, Ind., team, composed mostly of old college players, by 
the score of 24 to o on October 26, and on November 9 we were de- 
feated by the small margin of two points by the crack team from Cincin- 
nati University, the score being 14 to 12. Our chapter is represented 
on the team by W. B. Torrance, '95, who is playing a magnificent game 
as half back; by Ralph Applewhite, '98, and by Messrs. Totten and 
Gibson, who are pledged men. The team was coached by A. V. Ran- 
dall, Delta Chi, '91, who took an active part in the chapter work while 
with us, and John Crowe, an ex- Hanover player. 

Our chapter house is at present being entirely repainted and refur- 



58 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

nished and we will soon be able to receive any of the * 'brothers in hoc" 
who may straggle down our way, in one of the prettiest and coziest 
houses in the country. 

During the recent game between Cincinnati University and our col- 
lege we had the pleasure of entertaining for a short time, brothers 
Boutillier, Melish and Johnson, of Zeta Psi chapter, whom we found to 
be **A No. i" Sigs, and we hope to meet them again, both on the grid- 
iron and in social and brotherly converse. 

Chi wishes to congratulate the flag committee on the good selection 
made, and hopes soon to have the flag waving triumphantly over our 
house. Harry Ream. 

Hanover, Ind., November lo, 1894. 

DELTA DELTA— PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

Our chapter this year opened with about as flattering prospects as 
could be desired, both in regard to the number of active members and 
the condition of our coffers. We have been very active and as a result 
the following new members are introduced to the Sigma Chi world: 
Louis C. Smith, '96, of Cincinnati; H. C. Heile, '97, of Chicago; Jus- 
tin Griess, '96, of Cincinnati; and John D. Thompson, of Lafayette. 
Mr. Thompson is now at Yale, having left Purdue to enter the senior 
class there. 

Purdue's foot ball team, with the exception of one defeat by the 
University of Minnesota, has a clear record, and the two stars are the 
right half back and left tackle, positions held by brothers Buschman 
and Smith respectively; also brother Heile is on the team and plays 
quarter, where weight isn't essential. Sigma Chi is conspicuous at 
every foot ball game played here by our tally-ho and * 'white four-in- 
hand," and when the members of Delta Delta, with their lady friends, 
roll in on their tally-ho with the new fraternity flag flying from the top, 
the appearance isn't half bad, as all Sigs attending any of the games 
here can testify. 

The Purdue base ball club reorganized this fall for a game with the 
Ponca City, Indiana, club, who have been playing with the different 
clubs and colleges through the central states, and the writer of this 
budget was chosen manager and captain of the fall team. The Indians 
were defeated by a score of 12-0, the first shut-out they had received. 

Quite an enjoyable Hallow' een party was given by this chapter at 
Tecumseh*s Trail. About twenty-five couples were present and quite 
a large sized time was had by all. The Trail, with its history, large 
sized cabin and fine open fire-place, all combined to make it an ideal 
place for a party. 



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Our spiking season is about over and with the result that three 
freshmen are now wearing the blue and gold, awaiting the time they 
become sophomores, thence become sure enough Sigs. 

Our chapter hall, consisting of six rooms, has just been through a 
systematic course of house cleaning, and with new curtains and a new 
piano we are thoroughly fixed for the winter. 

We expect to be represented at the next national convention, and 
especially so if it is held in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. 

Lafayette, Ind., October 30, 1894. E. Madison Allen. 

FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA— NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

Omega opened the year with almost a full chapter. Our number 
was soon augmented by the arrivals of brother Scott of Ohio Wesleyan, 
brother Mowry of the University of Kansas, and brother Howard of 
Columbia, for all of which we are duly thankful. While the material 
this year has been rather poor, we easily captured the prize man of the 
class and the only man whom we have bid this fall. We have had two 
royal initiations, at which we officiated, upon Charles Henry Bartlett, 
'96, and Hugh Rice Marshall, '98, respectively. At the banquet suc- 
ceeding the last one, brother Eyer, Theta Theta, acted in his usual 
happy manner as toastmaster. Toasts were responded to by brothers 
Marshall, Hemenway, Ludlow, Bunion, Culbertson, Harbert, Ambler, 
and St. John. 

Since we last called the roll two new names have been placed upon 
the list of Greek letter societies at Northwestern — Pi Beta Phi and 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, both lusty youngsters. 

As it has been a long time since we have heard from our alumni on 
the subject of a lodge and our plans for a permanent home seem to be 
more and more **in futuro,*' we have taken up our abode in the rooms 
formerly occupied by the Lafayette Club, where we will be pleased to 
receive any of our brothers. We have had the pleasure of meeting at 
some of our numerous spreads and feeds the following strangers, brother 
Bunion, Delta Chi, and brother Oberlin, Gamma. 

Northwestern has made marvelous progress in the last year. With 
added facilities in every department, she is taking on more and more 
the habiliments of a really great university. Among the new buildings 
the Orrington Lunt Library, lately dedicated, may be noted as a model 
of beauty and convenience. 

Assuring our brothers that Omega is keeping up with the procession 



6o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

and hoping that this may be a glad new year for all of us, we greet you 
in the bonds of Sigma Chi. Edwin Marshall St. John. 

Evanston, 111., October 29, 1894. 

THETA THETA— UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

Theta Theta's prospects for the coming year are brighter than ever 
before. We open the new year with the following brothers : Crane, 
Calerdine, Carter, Dyer, Kimberlin, Cotner, Fitzgerald, Cooper, who 
has returned for a post-graduate course, and Witbeck. 

The interesting topic which is now under consideration is the trans- 
ferring of Theta Theta's chapter from the law into the literary depart- 
ment, and all brothers are working hard. We have two pledged men 
in the literary department and one brother. Besides we have five men 
whom we can spike. Four brothers — Kimberlin, Crane, Carter, and 
Witbeck — went to Albion to help initiate two pledged men. They 
returned with glowing reports of the kindness and hospitality of the 
brother Sigs, and think there is no better set of boys in the land. 

As yet we have no new members to introduce, but expect before 
long to rush some in. Brothers Kulp and MacDonald of Alpha Pi are 
in attendance this year, as well as brother Anderson. 

As yet we have not decided on a house, last year's one being inade- 
quate to our wants, but before the month is over we expect to be com- 
fortably installed in a new chapter house, where the door is always 
unlatched for a wandering Sig. And it is our earnest desire that the 
brothers will soon visit Ann Arbor. Ronoldo M. Cooper. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., October 15, 1894. 

KAPPA KAPPA— UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

Kappa Kappa this year starts out with fourteen members, every 
man coming back. We have one new man to introduce to Sigma Chi, 
Albert James Stone, '98, of Quincy, 111., and hope by next number to 
be able to introduce many more, as we have five spikes who will be ini- 
tiated very shortly. 

The chapter is very enthusiastic on the house question, and in a few 
years hopes to have a house and lot of its own. 

The University is growing in all departments, and this year starts 
out with a new president, Dr. Andrew S. Draper, who promises to make 
things hum. He is heartily in favor of fraternities. The new engineer- 
ing building, the finest of its kind in this country, is to be dedicated 
November 15 with appropriate ceremonies, and is to be given over to 
the students in the evening, who propose to have a grand ball. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 6i 

The 'Varsity eleven this year contains four Sigs, more than we ever 
had before. They are brothers Cooper, Hotchkiss, Woody, and Kiler. 
We have a fine eleven, but experience the same trouble in obtaining 
dates as we had last year, our reputation in the West being such that 
most of the colleges are afraid of us. Cooper had his collar-bone broken 
in the Chicago game and will not play again this year. Brother Charles 
M. Lewis was elected president of the Western Intercollegiate Athletic 
Association; Illinois having won the pennant June 2 last receives that 
honor. 

The annual fall handicap class field day was held October 13 and 
resulted in a tie between '96 and '97. A goodly number of Sigs were 
entered, most of whom won medals. Lowes, a spike, won more points 
for his class than any other man, plays football and is third baseman on 
the 'Varsity nine. 

Brother Burdick is again leader of the glee club. The club had 
thirty-five applicants for the vacancies this year, and out of these has 
selected eight new men, and the club promises to be the best in the 
history of the University. Brother Kimball will this year accompany 
the club as soloist. Brother Matteson is accompanist for the club. 
Brother Arms is also on the club. The mandolin club also promises to 
be unusually fine this year. We have three representatives on it, broth- 
ers Burdick, Balding, and Arms. 

We have planned a series of **informals" this winter, and October 
20 held the first one. These informals are eagerly looked forward to by 
the girls, and the Sigs have a name for sociability second to no other 
frat here. 

Of our '94 men, brother Holston is now in Yale Law School, and 
Frederickson is in a big law office in Chicago; Mogensen is married and 
assistant in mathematics in the University; Crawford is superintendent 
of the Electric Light and Gas Co., Sterling, 111.; Wilder is assisting in 
the Bacteriological Laboratory, and brother Kimball is enjoying life 
dividing his time between Champaign and Chicago. 

Champaign, 111., October 18, 1894. Herbert C. Arms. 

ALPHA ZETA— BELOIT COLLEGE. 

As another school year opens we are glad to come forward with our 
best bow to let our brothers in Sigma Chi know that Alpha Zeta is 
flourishing and has every reason to expect another prosperous year. 
Though we miss brother Woodard, who graduated last year, and brother 
Atwood, who went to Madison, and brother Kennedy, who enters Ann 
Arbor, we have initiated two new men to take their places and have 



62 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

four more pledged men, whom we hope to be able to introduce to you 
in our next letter. The new men whom we want to introduce are Louis 
R. Moore, of Chicago, and J. D. Whitney, brother of Al Whitney, 
Alpha Zeta, '91, and son of one of the professors in our college. Both 
the men are freshmen and leaders in their class, and the way in which 
they withstood the attacks of the goat proved them to be made of 
splendid stuff. Although brother Moore's nerve kept him from flinch- 
ing an instant, yet he assured us that he slept that night bottom side 
up with care. 

Bro. Ruger is again manager of the foot ball team, and together 
with the fine coaching of HoUister, Williams, '91, Beloit College has 
been beaten only once. Unfortunately brother Wheeler has had to lay 
off on account of injuries to his chest and his position at right end has 
been hard to fill. Bro. Grassie is making a success of the Round Table 
this year as editor-in-chief. 

During the summer a first-rate tennis court was laid out in front of 
our chapter house, and is proving a good investment as far as drawing 
men into the fraternity. 

Now that the flag is decided upon we will have one flying in short 
order, and we hope that all our other chapters will do the same, so that 
the white cross of Sigma Chi will be known and honored far and wide, 
even as it deserves to be. George G. Greene. 

Beloit, Wis., October 22, 1894. 

ALPHA IOTA— ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

The Wesleyan opened this year with a larger number of students 
than has ever been known in the history of the school, and the past 
summer has witnessed many improvements in the buildings and grounds. 
The new telescope of the University has arrived from Liverpool and 
will greatly increase the opportunities for the study of astronomy. An 
observatory will be erected at once to mount it. 

The present term began with brightened prospects for Alpha Iota 
and has thus far been a very prosperous one. Although we lost four 
members by graduation last June, we have increased our numbers until 
ten men now respond to the chapter roll. We also have a number of 
resident members, who lend their valuable assistance to the chapter in 
initiations and add much to the hilarity of these joyful occasions. 

In the usual rush for men, which accompanies the opening of school, 
Sigma Chi has been right in line. William has been called into requi- 
sition twice since our last letter, and we are pleased to present to the 
fraternity the names of Norman Williams, Leon Rhea, and Ralph 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 63 

Thompson, who will testify to his efficiency on those delectable occa- 
sions. We also have several pledglings on the string, whom we hope 
soon to bring into the fold if the gods are propitious. 

In college politics Alpha Iota is strictly in the bandwagon portion of 
the procession. Brother Williams is manager of the football team, 
while brothers Light and Thompson hold important positions on the 
same. We have three men on the baseball nine, and, before many 
moons have waxed and waned in the violet heavens, we expect to drink 
out of prize cups exclusively. 

The chapter is domiciled in commodious quarters in the Durley 
block, and we have given several receptions during the term. These 
terpsichorean entertainments are not strictly set down in the curriculum 
of the University ; in fact, a spasmodic streak of virtue has pervaded 
the sacred precincts of our school, and they are forbidden, but that 
does not put any damper on the enjoyment of these occasions. The 
ladies of the school have a weakness, or rather a strength, for these Sig 
dances, and they have become a permanent feature in the social calen- 
dar. 

The boys have been favored with visits from Grand Quaestor Nate, 
of Chicago, and brother Hicks, of Lincoln, Neb., during this term. 

Bloomington, 111., November 5, 1894. J. R. Orr. 

ALPHA LAMBDA— UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

Each year brings a larger freshman class to the University of Wis- 
consin. The class of '98 numbers considerably more than 300. Never 
were all departments in a more vigorous condition than at present, and 
the 'Varsity eleven promises to be a fitting exponent of our high position 
in the college world. 

The rushing season began before the opening of the term and was 
something so terrific as to cause some chapters to almost lose their 
sense of humor. Wise counsel prevailed in Alpha Lambda, however, 
and with good result. We take pleasure in introducing brothers Leitsch 
and Hayes. Brother William Clarence Leitsch, of Columbus, Wis., 
was for some years traveling salesman for the firm of Kuh, Nathan & 
Fischer, Chicago, 111., until he entered the law class of '96 this fall. 
Brother Harry Spoor Hayes, of Milwaukee, is a member of the class of 
*97. We have one freshman pledged, and after the holidays we expect 
to place the goat in a position to win the lasting respect of three good 
freshmen. 

Alpha Lambda is happy all the day in her beautiful new home on 
Mendota court. Before many months we expect to have our kitchen 



64 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

and dining-room completely equipped and banquet three times a day. 
Our house-warming and general reception will be given the week before 
Thanksgiving, when we hope to have as many as possible of our alumni 
and neighboring Sigs with us. 

Brother Atwood is back from his sojourn at Beloit and seems none 
the worse for wear. Brother Woodard, Alpha Zeta, '94, is in the law, 
'96, and his presence in the house is greatly appreciated. Brother 
Myers graduates from the law school this year. He is manager of the 
football and baseball teams, in which position he has made a notable 
success. Brother Wilkinson, ex-'94, has returned from the University 
of Chicago and is president of the junior law class. Early in the term 
brother Seymour, Alpha Alpha, '94, was with us for several days. 

Brother Sheldon is playing left-end on the eleven again this year. 
He is a feature in every game. He is not a large man, but is as hard 
as a nut and full of snap and grit. His knotty arms are blessed with 
fingers that never slip, and he is the surest tackle on the team. 

Brothers Rinlaub, Latimer, Alverson, Sam Durand of Alpha Lambda 
and brother Rogers of Alpha Zeta have made us flying visits, which 
have been thoroughly enjoyed. An alumni or guest-room is to be set 
aside for visiting Sigs, and the brothers will always find a warm wel- 
come at No. 19 Mendota court. Arthur C. Wilkinson. 

Madison, Wis., October 30, 1894. 

ALPHA PI— ALBION COLLEGE. 

Albion College has begun this year on the plane of her highest 
achievements. President L. R. Fiske, whose vety serious illness at 
Bay View during the vacation was the source of much solicitude, 
although too feeble to take up his work at the beginning of the term, 
has now fully regained his strength. Hon. James W. Sheldon, who has 
been a trustee of the college for about thirty years, and has long very 
successfully filled the office of treasurer of the board of trustees, died at 
his home in this city, September 26. 

The personnel of the faculty has been changed as follows: In the 
modern language department, Charles G. Goodrich, Wesleyan Univer- 
sity, '93, succeeds Prof. Frederick Lutz, who spends the year at Heidel- 
berg, Germany. Prof. Goodrich has a brilliant record as a student and 
his prospects here are the best. He is a fraternity man and owes 
special allegiance to Psi Upsilon and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. R. Clyde 
Ford, Albion College, '94, serves his alma mater as teacher of German. 
Bros. D. B. Waldo, '87, and Smith Burnham, '92, retain their positions 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 65 

in the department of history, politics and economics; the former is head 
of the department and the latter is teacher of history. 

Alpha Pi has begun the year in good form, and Delta Tau Delta and 
Alpha Tau Omega, our brother fraternities, are in good condition. The 
sharp competition for new men has added features of haste and impor- 
tunity to the fraternity rushing here this year, which are deplored by 
the faculty and students alike, but no one has yet hit upon a practical 
method of reform. Alpha Pi entered sixteen active members and has 
since added two. William Niles, '98, of Flushing, Mich., and M. L. 
Wiley, '98, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., were initiated during the night 
of Wednesday, October 10. Bros. J. W. Kimberlin, H. J. Witbeck, I. 
R. Carter and R. B. Crane, from Theta Theta chapter. University of 
Michigan, added much to the interest and pleasure of the occasion, as 
did also A. E. Hagle, *88, Kingsley Van Loo, '90, and C. A. Fiske, '90^ 
three of our own alumni. 

Our men are prominent in every department of college activity. E- 
C. Dunning is orator of the senior class; A. J. Roberts, '96, is managing 
editor of the Pleiad; F. J. Shipp, '96, is captain of the foot ball team;; 
Ernest Bumham, '96, is president of the tennis association; and we are 
well represented in musical, literary and christian societies. 

Albion's foot ball team is being coached by Walter B. Gage, of 
Harvard. He has mastered the theory and practice of foot ball play- 
ing, and his unusual enthusiasm makes him very popular and successful 
on the campus. Our first game was played with the University of 
Michigan at Ann Arbor, October 13, and resulted in a score of 26-10 in 
favor of the University, but in the light of history and the fact that it 
was our first game, this is considered a good showing. October 20 we 
played Notre Dame at South Bend, a game which Notre Dame con- 
fessed was the hardest ever played on her field, resulting in a score of 
6-6. We will meet Notre Dame again on Thanksgiving day. 

Albion, Mich., October 23, 1894. Ernest Burnham. 

SIXTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA EPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

The opening of the University finds the capacity of the class-rooms 
taxed to their utmost, and beyond. We have now nearly thirteen hun- 
dred students, where there is room for but eight hundred. The cadet 
corps has increased in proportion, four hundred and fifty having regis- 
tered for drill. Brothers Packard, Saxton, Doubrava, and Young were 
made corporals and the writer first sergeant, when, after two weeks of 



66 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

anxious speculation, promotions were announced. This is Lieutenant 
Pershing's last year as commandant, and, if one may judge by present 
indications, he intends setting a pace that will make his successor work 
very hard to equal. 

The football season opened October 21, when our boys defeated the 
Grinnell, Iowa, team 22-0. The day before the Grinnell team had 
defeated Doane College 8-4. In view of this every one looked forward 
to our meeting with Doane on the 27th as an easy victory. But when 
the teams met, the score stood 6-0 in Doane* s favor at the end of the 
first half, and 12-0 at the end. 

With the bright prospects of the University, Alpha Epsilon keeps 
pace. We began this year with ten men. Brother Mallalieu is in 
Kansas City ; brother Dixon, in whom we lose a most active worker, is 
at Yale ; and brother Risser is now recovering from a severe attack of 
typhoid fever. In the early part of August we leased an elegant suite 
of SIX rooms, one of them being a large hall, and we immediately set to 
work to raise the necessary funds to furnish them. The alumni brothers 
in the city responded nobly, and we are now very comfortably situated. 

On the evening of October 11 we swung four noble fellows into Sig- 
dom. It gives me great pleasure to introduce brothers Bertram Scott 
Langworthy, '98, a brother of S. C. Langworthy, '90, of Seward; George 
A. CuUen, '97, of Lincoln; Arthur A. Bischof, '98, of Nebraska City; 
and George Burgert, '98, of the same place. They are all fine fellows 
and well worthy to wear the white cross. At the spread which followed, 
brothers Chas. R. Richards, Delta Delta, '90; John J. Angleton, Chi, 
'92 ; Joseph W. Vernon, Alpha Lambda, '85 ; H. T. Westerman, '90, 
H. B. Hicks, '91, S. C. Langworthy, '90, and Wm. H. Brook, '92, of 
Alpha Epsilon, each gave short talks. In a short time we expect to 
have another occasion of just the same sort. 

In nearly all the organizations we are well represented. Brothers 
Hebard and Langworthy are on the glee club, and on the football team 
are Frank and Packard. 

Fraternities in general are stronger here than ever before, and 
rumors of two new frats are received with a good deal of pleasure ; we 
need a greater number, for it sometimes strains us to keep the upper 
hand when the frat-barb fight has its periodical outbreak. 

As has been suggested, we have taken up the study of the history of 
Sigma Chi at our regular meetings, and we shall be pleased to have any 
of the old boys come up and tell us how it was when they were in col- 
lege. On October 28 brother Walter Malone, Eta, '87, called, and on 
the next evening brothers Hicks, Westerman, Angleton, Brooks, Clark 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 67 

F. Ansley, Alpha Epsilon, '90, and brother Malone met with the active 
chapter, and, after some time spent in conversation, the older brothers 
gave us bits of their experiences in college and fraternity life, and also 
a good deal of sound advice. It was a most enjoyable evening and one 
that will long be remembered by all of us. Chas. C. Pulis. 

Lincoln, Neb., October 30, 1894. 

ALPHA XI— UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS. 

The Alpha Xi chapter at the Kansas State University at Lawrence 
is in a flourishing condition, and a prosperous year seems to be in store 
for us. We are happy to say that five men have been rescued from 
horrible barbarism this year, three of whom have been initiated and two 
pledged. 

Brother Joseph Garrett, of Leavenworth, who is taking the course 
in engineering, was received into the mysteries on September 12, and 
on October 6 brother Hal Aikman, of Fort Scott, and brother Wm. M. 
Lyon, of Topeka, were given an opportunity of showing their skill at 
riding the goat ; and I may say, with some modesty, they proved to be 
good riders. 

George Kingsley, of Paola, and Mr. Clark, of Leavenworth, are now 
wearing the **blue and gold," and they will soon be conducted across 
the threshold. 

We are glad to welcome brother Van Nuys from the Chi chapter at 
Hanover College in Indiana. He is taking a course in engineering. 
Our chapter is represented in the law school by brothers Wm. Wynne 
and Luther Thrasher. We now have twelve active members in the 
University, five resident brothers at Lawrence, and two pledged men. 

The University is enjoying a very prosperous year. There are over 
800 students enrolled, and there have been several additions to the fac- 
idty. The magnificent new Spooner Library was dedicated on October 
10. The structure cost $95,000, and it contains 24,000 volumes. The 
new Physics building is rapidly nearing completion. 

We have a football team which has done itself credit. We won two 
games from the Topeka Athletic Club team and one from the Doane 
College team. A tie game was played with the old Baker team, which 
is playing for Ottawa University. We were unfortunate in losing the 
game to Iowa University, but three of our best players were not able to 
play. On Saturday, November 17, we play Nebraska University at 
Lawrence, and on Thanksgiving we play Missouri University at Law- 
rence. 

On Hallowe'en the Sigma Chi boys and their ladies were entertained 



68 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

by Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Bowersock at their handsome residence on Ten- 
nessee street. All the guests were masked in a grotesque manner. 
The early part of the evening was spent in the usual Hallowe'en amuse- 
ments, and about midnight the guests unmasked. The remainder of 
the evening was spent in dancing and games. The party was a very 
enjoyable one, and it reflected great credit on the host and hostess, who 
made every one have a pleasant time. 

The Theta Nu Epsilon chapter was established at the Kansas Uni- 
versity last May. Three Sigma Chi brothers are charter members. 
They are brothers Wynne, Harding, and Pettijohn. 

It is safe to say that it will not be very long till the Alpha Xi chap- 
ter will build a handsome new chapter house. The project is being 
discussed, and plans will soon be drawn. As yet no fraternity here has 
built a chapter house, and we hope to build the first one, instead of 
buying an old structure. 

Brothers Justin Bowersock and Hall Riddle are at Harvard, the 
former in the second year of the law school, and the latter in the senior 
class of the school of science. Wm. M. Lyon. 

Lawrence, Kansas, November 8, 1894. 

ALPHA UPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

With the new college year the members of Alpha Upsilon have once 
more gathered in the various departments of our University to take up 
again the duties laid down at the end of last year. Brothers Shaw and 
Van Cleve, of '94, still retain their connection with the chapter, and 
brother Van Cleve is planning a post-graduate course in biology. 

Alpha Upsilon is to be congratulated upon her new member, brother 
Philo Jones, '98; this gentleman mounted the goat with neatness and 
dispatch on the night of October 10, and by the first grey streaks of 
morning had duly become a Sigma Chi. 

The Sigs seem to have obtained their usual allotment of offices this 
year. Brother Thomson, '97, was elected president of Aristotelian Lit- 
erary Society and manager of the football team ; brother Martin, '96, 
has been installed censor of the literary society and baseball manager ; 
brother Jones, '98, is president of his class and manager of track athlet- 
ics ; brother Curran, '97, manages and edits our college paper, the Uni- 
versity Press; and brother Spencer, '97, is vice-president of the sopho- 
more class. 

In social matters Sigma Chi has not been behind the times. Brother 
Garrett, '95, having attained his majority on September 16, invited his 
fellow Sigs and their lady friends to spend that evening with him in 



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commemoration of the day. The boys responded in a body and had a 
most enjoyable time, not neglecting to give their host some violent 
reminders of what day it was. Also on the evening of October 20 Mrs. 
M. M. Bovard gave a reception in honor of brother Will Bovard, '89, 
and wife, of San Francisco. A number of well-known Sigma Chis were 
present, including General Ben P. Runkle, also the members of Kappa 
Alpha Theta Sorority. Several of the guests made speeches, rendering 
the occasion a memorable one. 

Our new Dean is a success, not only as a manager, but also as a 
professor, and fills the chair of mathematics in a thoroughly acceptable 
manner; likewise we believe that the faculty is giving great satisfaction. 

Football is at present occupying the minds and limbs of our athletes, 
but even now considerable interest is being displayed in the intercolle- 
giate field day, which comes off in February, and U. S. C. will doubtless 
make a very creditable showing. F. C. M. Spencer. 

Los Angeles, Calif., October 26, 1894. 

ALPHA OMEGA— LEL AND STANFORD. Jr., UNIVERSITY. 

The little chapter of Sigma Chi at Stanford's is still alive, and lively 
at that ; we are growing steadily and strongly. Everything is working 
harmoniously, and our future is indeed bright. 

At last we have a chapter house, and one we are all proud of. Situ- 
ated about a mile and a half from the campus, right in the foot hills, 
surrounded by groves of pines and majestic oaks, is our ideal home. 
The grounds are all laid out — grass plots, flower beds, etc. The whole 
grounds consist of about thirty-five acres, several acres set out in fruit 
and vine. We are now ready to. do our share in the social world. We 
expect to have some very enjoyable times with our brothers of Alpha 
Beta. 

We are proud to introduce to Sigma Chi our recent goat-tested 
brothers — Mr. H. W. Morse, '97, of San Diego, Calif. ; Mr. S. E. John- 
son, '97, of San Jose, Calif.; Mr. J. A. Pauly, '98, of San Diego, Calif.; 
Mr. W. A. Strong, '97, of Los Angeles, Calif. ; and Mr. Percy Davidson, 
'98, of San Diego, Calif.; all fine men and worthy in every way of the 
honor conferred on them. Brother H. W. Joss, of Alpha Sigma, has 
joined us. 

Brother R. M. Drake, who left us with the class of '94, has added 
new honors to Sigma Chi. Brother Drake graduated in the civil engi- 
neering department, and his plans for a complete sewerage system and 
water supply for the town of Palo Alto have been accepted by the city 
officials over those of many an older head. Brother J. E. Alexander, 



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'95, is at present in San Jose, studying law; we expect him back next 
semester; we all miss our * 'handsome Jack." Brother W. J. Edwards, 
'93, intends studying law, and we may have our genial Wilbur again 
with us. 

As usual, we won the two-mile bicycle race at the last field day with 
Berkeley; brother Jarman had the honor. Brother Pauly is playing 
very good football and has strong chances of making the ** 'Varsity.*' 

We are very proud of our law department, headed by Prof. Nathan 
Abbot, late of Northwestern University. We expect to raise it to a 
standard second to none. 

Our registration has at last passed the one thousand mark, and as 
soon as the litigation over the Stanford estate is settled, there will be 
about two million dollars expended in improvements. 

Excitement now centers in the coming great game with Berkeley. 
Our 'Varsity won the first game, and on the two following years the 
game has been a tie, hence more the anxiety. Walter Camp, our coach 
— the greatest football man that ever lived — has arrived, and his pres- 
ence puts ginger into the plays. 

Stanford boasts of a band of forty pieces, equal to none ; the music 
for the great game will be by **our band," and will be one of the feat- 
ures. Brother Morse is an active member. A. H. Jarman. 

Palo Alto, Calif., October 24, 1894. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

ETA— UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

The ensuing session promises to be all that could be desired for 
Sigma Chi ; five of our old men returned, namely : Campbell, Evans, 
Roane, Kimbrough (D. M. and Tom C). 

We went to work with a will, and succeeded in rescuing from the 
ranks of the **barbs" the following fellows: W. H. Monette of Vaughn's 
Station, Miss.; Will B. Watkins, Aberdeen, Miss.; Walter T. Pate, 
Pittsboro, Miss.; Burt Fisher, Moss Point, Miss.; and Thomas H. 
Kimbrough of Wills Point, Texas. All these were rushed by other 
frats, and it gives us great pleasure to introduce them to the Sigma Chi 
world. We had hoped to have brother Joe R. Taylor with us this year, 
but he decided to take his course in law at Austin, Texas; but what will 
be our loss will be Alpha Nu's gain. 

Eta has been taking some part in athletics. Bro. D. M. Kimbrough 
plays full-back on the 'Varsity reserves, while your scribe plays center 
on the 'Varsity team. Our football team will probably do better work 



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this season under the efficient coaching of Clark, a Tufts College man, 
than it did last. We have played only two games up to date. The first 
game was played against St. Thomas Hall on October 21 ; score, 62-0 
in our favor. The second game was played at Jackson, Miss., October 
27, against University of Alabama ; score, 6-0 in our favor. Our next 
game will be with Vanderbilt on November 10. Besides these we have 
the following engagements to play: November 24, University of Louisi- 
ana ; Thanksgiving game, Tulane University ; and last. Southern Ath- 
letic Club of New Orleans on Saturday after Thanksgiving. We will 
probably win every game this season, except the game against Vander- 
bilt. 

In the literary department we have every reason to hope that we will 
come out ahead as winners of honors, etc. The writer fills the duties 
of editor-in-chief of the University Magazine, 

University, Miss., November i, 1894. Tom C. Kimbrough. 

ALPHA NU— UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. 

It is with a feeling bordering well-nigh upon hilarity that Alpha Nu 
is at last enabled to chronicle to the outside world the news of her 
resurgence. Her period of helpless torpor has grown historical. The 
unpleasant fact of her protracted slumbers was too often flaunted through 
this medium to need rehearsing here. Suffice it to say that the festoons 
of crepe that clung about our cross for three sessions past have been 
torn away, and the glory of old has been imparted to its beauty. The 
forces that rejuvenated our chapter's lax energies are briefly stated thus: 
First, the timely generous aid and counsel of a resident alumnus \ sec- 
ondly, the acquisition of admirable strength from another southern uni- 
versity; thirdly, the infusion of the right sort of blood; and fourthly, the 
renewed resolves and hearty co-operation of those who have kept vigil 
over her fitful dreams. But our ultimate triumph was, as happy achieve- 
ments always are, attended with some slight unpleasantness. The 
spiteful little innuendoes that the re-awakening at first inspired from 
old-time rivals was soon hushed, however, into respectful silence — they 
have felt before the steel that flashes beneath the white cross. And 
may all fraternities that forget their conceptions or warp their original 
aims continue to be warred against by this intrepid host, with whom it 
is all honor to be allotted. 

Your correspondent now presents with a peculiar pride as fine a 
band of Greeks as ever gave the grip, or waxed eloquent and scattered 
crumbs 'round a festal board: Joseph R. Taylor, '94, of Eta, whose pre- 
eminent standing at the University of Mississippi has no doubt already 



72 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

been told to you; and the following initiates — Rufus G. Caudle, '95, of 
Winston, N. C, the scion of a wealthy and aristocratic old southern 
family and a promising aspirant after legal laurels; Madison H. Benson, 
'95, of New Orleans, a polished gentlemanly student; Richard C. Harris, 
'95, of Comanche, Texas, sturdy of purpose, and a leader in the lecture 
room ; and J. William Tobin, '96, of Austin, Texas, a hard worker, a 
good athlete, and a jovial fellow. To this we add brothers Richardson 
and Clapton, who contemplate shortly entering a course in commercial 
law in the night school, and brothers Hume, Morrison, and the writer, 
thus aggregating ten men — all bent to one purpose, centered on a single 
resolve, ** saying nothing, but sawing wood." Withal, it is a congenial 
jolly set, and they who have the interest of Alpha Nu at heart, may 
expect great things of us. 

And now for news. The University of Texas has proven her right 
to the championship of the Southwest in football matters by recently 
drubbing up the gridiron with Tulane University of New Orleans. The 
Tulane aggregation came four hundred miles, brimful of confidence, to 
defeat easily a crowd of * 'Reubens.*' They found instead a stolid crew, 
with muscles hardened to the density of steel, and heads teeming with 
strategic lore; the logical sequence of which was, at the referee's whistle 
their score showed that they did not score. Our team has made a phe- 
nomenal record, having not been scored against in six successive inter- 
collegiate games. The eleven and subs are at present under the tute- 
lage of Mr. Wentworth, a graduate of Williams College, and a coach of 
ability, who, by the way, has been engaged to referee the Yale-Princeton 
game on Thanksgiving Day. Games have been arranged with the Uni- 
versities of Missouri, Mississippi, Sewanee and others. Bro. Morrison 
is the football hero of the hour, and stands head and shoulders above 
his co-warriors in all plays. He has made more touchdowns during the 
team's brilliant career than all others combined. He was captain last 
session, and, but for a press of other duties this year, might occupy his 
old position. We are proud of big Jim Morrison. 

In concluding, we wish our sister chapters the success that we feel 
now will surely come to us, and a crowning exemplification of the verity 
of the motto that over-arches the cross. 

Austin, Texas, October 27, 1894. J- Bouldin Rector. 

ALPHA OMICRON— TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

The beginning of this session marks an era in the history of the Uni- 
versity. The oft alluded to new buildings were entered by the academic 
departments this fall. To those of us who spent only a single year in 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 73 

the old ones, down in the business portion of town, the contrast is very 
great. The work on the campus is not entirely finished, but it is pro- 
gressing rapidly. The athletic field has been drained and levelled, and 
is resorted to daily by those who are striving for positions on the team 
that is to represent Tulane on the bloody gridiron. For various reasons 
no games have yet been played, but several dates have been made, and 
the outlook for a successful season is bright. 

The condition of Alpha Omicron is well in keeping with that of the 
University. The opening of college found most of the chapter on hand 
and by the end of the week the remainder had arrived. The following 
members of last year's chapter returned: Waterman, K. Logan, Howe, 
Carr6, S. Logan, W. Dixon, Payne, Richardson, Murphy, Monroe, T. 
M. Logan, and Hayward. Alpha Omicron has seldom started out with 
such a large number, but, notwithstanding this, the barbarian ranks 
were not overlooked. 

The first to "cross from Barbary to Hellas" was Hardie Barr 
IValmsley, who joined Sigma Chi in spite of the solicitations of other 
A'aternities of two distinct institutions. He is taking a special course, 
and is an aspirant for the football team. The next to come in with us 
were William Bullitt Grant and James Porter Parker. Both are of the 
freshman class, and are fine fellows. We take great pleasure in intro- 
ducing our new brothers to Sigma Chi. Our number is thus brought 
up to fifteen — larger than it has been for several years. However, we 
have no objections to increasing it if we can do so creditably. 

Of our last year's graduates, brother Britton is in business ; brother 
J. C. Dixon is at Cornell; brother Forsyth is playing football and help- 
ing old Psi along at the University of Virginia; brothers Waterman and 
K. Logan are with us again as post-graduates. 

We are always glad to see visiting Sigs. W. H. Hayward. 

New Orleans, La., October 23, 1894. 

ALPHA PSI— VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

Vanderbilt has opened with a full attendance and with a spirit of 
activity and enthusiasm that bids fair to make this year the most suc- 
cessful in her history. There are several new faces in the faculty. Dr. 
Schurman, of Missouri, is the new dean of the engineering department. 
Dr. H. C. Tolman, formerly an associate of the late Prof. Whitney of 
Yale, succeeds Dr. C. F. Smith in the Greek chair. Dr. Tolman is 
young and brilliant and has already attained an enviable position in the 
learned world. 

The football spirit is running high. The 'Varsity team, under the 



74 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

supervision of Mr. Thornton, Pennsylvania's old center, is doing vigor- 
ous work. We have played one game, in which we defeated the Mem- 
phis Athletic Club by a score of 64-0. Brother Phil Connell, the "best 
full-back in the South," after deciding not to return to school this year, 
was prevailed upon to reconsider; so he is now playing in his old place, 
much to our delight. 

Alpha Psi is progressive and on the upgrade. Fourteen old men 
returned at the opening of the year ; but there were seven who did not 
come. They are : W. B. Ricks, who is now a successful pastor in the 
M. E. Church, South, at Jonesboro, Ark.; M. C. Hardin, who is pastor 
of the church at Brookfield, Mo. ; T. C. Meadows, now doing engineer- 
ing work in southern Tennessee ; Thomas Carter, who is teaching in 
Centenary College, Louisiana; Earle Wilson, who is teaching in Union 
City, Tenn. ; Joe Goodson, who is studying medicine in Louisville; and 
S. Carter Schwing, who, on. account of bad health, is unable to attend 
school this year. We miss these brothers all, but especially **dear old 
Father Ricks," who organized and led the chapter during his stay here. 

Brother Henry has been called to his home in Louisville on account 
of the ill health of his sister. Brother E. R. Edwards came to us from 
Gamma Gamma, and immediately showed his Sig blood by making 
himself useful in the chapter. 

We have initiated four good freshmen, and it is whispered among 
the elect that there will be more to follow. Griffin M. Lovelace, of 
Louisville, Ky. ; Thomas Barclay Fox, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. ; Humph- 
rey Hardison, of Nashville, Tenn. ; and Harry Marvin Canter, of Wash- 
ington, D. C, were installed in Sigma Chi with interesting and appro- 
priate ceremonies. 

The glee and guitar clubs, this year, will number three Sigs on their 
lists — brothers Mclntyre, Reed, and Lovelace. These clubs will make 
an extended tour of the southern cities during the Christmas vacation. 

The Alpha Psi tennis court is a thing of beauty and is daily enjoyed 
by the Sigs and their gracious sisters. Bro. T. C. Meadows expressed 
his appreciation of old times by sending a liberal donation to the tennis 
department. Would that there were more like him, for especially will 
we need them when we undertake the erection of a chapter house. 

It is too early to forecast the distribution of honors for the year, but 
we are on the alert, and trust that we shall be a long distance from the 
rear when the race is run. Theodore H. Brewer. 

Nashville, Tenn., October 17, 1894. 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS. 75 



IietteiTS from Alumni Chapters, 

CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

The dinners of the Chicago Alumni Chapter are always jolly, and 
the banquet held on Thanksgiving Eve, November 28, at the Grand 
Pacific Hotel, was no exception to the rule. Twenty-four Sigs were 
there, the dinner was good, and the boys were in a happy frame of 
mind. Therefore the evening passed pleasantly. 

Before entering the banquet hall a business meeting was held and 
the following officers elected for the ensuing year : 

President — Hon. Lorin C. Collins, Jr., Omega, '72. 

Vice-President — George Ade, Delta Delta, '87. 

Treasurer — Clarence S. Pellett, Alpha Zeta, '86. 

Secretary — Edward W. Pickard, Kappa Kappa, '88. 

Executive Committee — Clarence S. Pellett, ex-officio^ chairman; Wil- 
liam M. Booth, Omega, '78; Walter L. Fisher, Chi, '83; George C. 
Purdy, Alpha Phi, '92; and H. N. Kelsey, Rho, *88. 

Bro. George P. Merrick was then elected Toastmaster, as usual, 
and the boys followed him into the banquet room, where they found a 
table decorated throughout in the fraternity colors — yellow chrysanthe- 
mums and blue "carnations,'' bananas and purple grapes, and blue and 
gold candies. The menu was as follows: 

Blue Points. Sherry. 

Cream of Chicken. 
Celery. Roasted Nuts. Olives. 



Wbitefish, Escalloped. Bechamel. 

Dressed Cucumbers. Sauteme. 



Mignon of Venison, Financi^re. 
Sweet Potatoes. French Peas. 



Lobster, a la Newberg, in Cases. 



Sigma Chi Punch. 
Quail on Toast. Perigord. Celery Mayonnaise. 



Fancy Ices, Blue and Gold. 

Fraternity Cake. 

Crackers. Cheese. Fruit. Coffee. Cigars. 

Creme de Menthe. 



76 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

When everythirfg in sight had been eaten save the "fraternity cake," 
which was a pretty reproduction of the Sigma Chi cross in colors, 
brother Merrick called for a report of the Committee on By-Laws. 
Grand Quaestor Nate read the report, which provided that the regtilar 
meetings should be two each year, in November and February, and 
that the annual dues should be reduced to $i. This was adopted and 
the committee discharged. Toastmaster Merrick, who announced that 
he was indecently sober, called on Hon. William M. Booth, Omega, a 
Master-in-Chancery of the U. S. Circuit Court, who responded briefly. 
Next came ex-Grand Consul Fisher, who began talking about special 
assessments, lost the thread of his discourse, and broke his record by 
stopping before time was called on him. 

When brother Stephen T. Mather of Alpha Beta, University of Cali- 
fornia, and more recently of the New York Alumni Chapter, arose to 
speak he was greeted with a hearty round of applause. He talked very 
entertainingly about the alumni of Gotham and the chapter that they 
even then were installing in Columbia. **Czar" Merrick arose again, 
this time to call on brother G. C. Purdy of Alpha Phi, who told about 
his initiation into the order of Hoo-Hoos. Brothers Donelson and 
Wheeler, and Grand Praetor Miller made brief remarks, and were fol- 
lowed by brother C. R. Smith, Alpha Pi, of Niles, Mich. Mr. Smith 
told with justifiable pride of Alpha Pi*s achievements as one of the first 
Sig chapters to build a lodge, and described the novel method adopted 
to pay the expense. His words were full of enthusiasm and love for the 
fraternity and confidence in its glorious future. By order of the meeting 
the following telegram had been sent to the New York alumni and the 
new Columbia chapter: 

"Hail Columbia, happy band! Chicago greets brothers new and old. 

"Sigma Chis at Dinner, 

"Grand Pacific Hotel." 
Back from the East came this reply: 

"Sigma Chis at Dinner, 

"Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago, 
"Columbia is in the happy land, and the saints, new and old, send greeting to Chi- 
cago. Sigma Chis at Dinner, 

"Arena, New York." 

Following are the names of those who were present at the banquet: 

C. S. Pellet, Alpha Zeta, '86. Elmer B. Martin, Alpha Zeta, '89. 

Horatio N. Kelsey, Rho, '88. Edward W. Pickard, Kappa Kap- 
Stephen T. Mather, Alpha Beta, pa, '88. 

'87. W. T. Alden, Omega, '91. 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS. 



77 



George C. Purdy, Alpha Phi, '92. 
Carey Culbertson, Omega, '95. 
Charles H. Bartlett, Omega, '96. 
R. N. Miller, Alpha iPi, '93. 
Joseph C. Nate, Alpha Iota, '90. 
Leon L. Loehr, Alpha Iota, '85. 
C. R. Smith, Alpha Pi, '86. 
F. J. Tourtellotte, Omega, '88. 
George Ade, Delta Delta, '87. 
Jno. T. McCutcheon, Delta Delta, 
'89. 

Chicago, November 29, 1894. 



George B. Shattuck, Theta Theta, 

'90. 
D. P. Donelson, Omega, '79. 
William M. Booth, Omega, '78. 
C. P. Wheeler, Omega, '76. 
W. L. Fisher, Chi, '83. 
George P. Merrick, Omega, '84. 
Charles Ailing, Jr., Chi, '85, Theta 

Theta, *88. 
R. C. Spencer, Jr., Alpha Lambda 

'86, Alpha Theta, '88. 

E. W. PiCKARD, Secretary. 



SIGMA CHI YODEL. 
{Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book ) 

BAVARIAN VODEL-TUNE. 

-All hail to the white cross of old Sigma Chi! 
The purest of symbols e'er raised on high. 
Our hearts in its bonds forever are one. 
And still warmer grow with time's onward run. 

Chorus — Hoopla hi, hoopla hi, 
Hoopla hi, Sigma Chi! 

-Oh, e'er will the vows that bind us together 
Stand high in our hearts, though sorrow's cloud gather; 
For bright as the stars that shine in the sky 
Is Friendship's warm glow in old Sigma Chi. 

Chorus — 

-For the noblest, the best, the purest of frats. 
At the sign of the white cross we toss up our hats. 
To add to her fame we ever will try; 
Then three rousing cheers for old Sigma Chi. 

Chorus — 



L. R. Garrett, Alpha Upsilon, '95. 



78 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 



Personalia. 

J. P. Hall, Alpha Phi, '94, is attending the Harvard Law School. 

Geo. K. Goulding, Mu, '84, is at present in business in Columbus, 
Ohio. 

Paul Scarff, Chi, '94, is taking a course in law at Columbia College, 
New York. 

Howard Morrison, Alpha Lambda, '88, is in the insurance business 
at Madison, Wis. 

Heber Tibbitts, Alpha Lambda, '94, is with the Wilbur Lumber Co., 
Grand Rapids, Wis. 

Will E. Haseltine, Alpha Gamma, ex-'95, is at present studying law 
at Youngstown, Ohio. 

Harry Alverson, Alpha Lambda, '93, is with a manufacturing com- 
pany in Baltimore, Md. 

Chas. W. Davis, Alpha Gamma, '94, has charge of his father's busi- 
ness in Youngstown, Ohio. 

W. D. Richmond, Chi, '94, holds the chair of mathematics at Prince- 
ton College in Kentucky. 

A. P. Gillen, Alpha Gamma, ex-*95, is at present in business with 
his father in Youngstown, Ohio. 

Frank H. Gale, Alpha Gamma, and Theta Theta, is enjoying a suc- 
cessful law practice in Columbus, Ohio. 

Thaddeus McCormick, Chi and Zeta Zeta, '95, is at present engaged 
in the study of law at Waco, Texas. 

George C. Spensley, Alpha Lambda, ex-'94, is with the Pan Confec- 
tion Co., 27 Kinzie street, Chicago, 111. 

Nathan P. Graham, Chi, '97, who is attending Centre College this 
year, has affiliated with Zeta Zeta chapter. 

Eugene A. Smith, Alpha Lambda, ex-' 94, has returned from a trip 
abroad and is at the University of Pennsylvania. 

R. T. Ellis, Alpha Gamma, ex-'94, is, at present writing, a member 
of the **rod and chain gang" at Youngstown, Ohio. 



PERSONALIA, 79 

Ralph M. Strawbridge, Kappa, '85, was lately admitted to the Union 
County, Pa., bar. 

L. R. Herrick, Theta Theta, '94, is practicing law with his father in 
Farmer City, 111. 

H. C. Smith, Theta Theta, '94, is practicing law at his home in 
Trenton, Mo. 

E. C. C. Henning, Theta Theta, '94, is practicing law with his father 
at Cannelton, Ind. 

L. J. Hall, Alpha Phi, '96, is superintendent of a woolen mill in 
Desplaines, Illinois. 

R. A. Linke, Alpha Phi, '94, is an assistant examiner in the Patent 
Office, Washington, D. C. 

Joseph C. Bucher, Kappa, '94, is studying law in the office of his 
father, ex- Judge Bucher. 

H. H. Tracy, Alpha Phi, M.M.E., '93, is a member of a firm of con- 
sulting engineers in California. 

Lewis A. Stoneman, Theta Theta, '94, is practicing law in Detroit, 
Michigan, in No. 3 Buhl Block. 

J. W. Thomas, Omicron, *8i, is professor of French and German in 
Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. 

George Frederickson, Kappa Kappa, '94, is now residing at 5215 
Washington avenue, Chicago. 

Rev. F. W. Russell, Alpha Epsilon, '90, is pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Fairbury, Neb. 

W. W. Holliday, Theta Theta, '94, is physical instructor at the 
Culver Academy, Marmont, Ind. 

F. E. Brewer, Alpha Phi, '92, is one of the teachers in the West 
End School, 113 W. 71st street, New York City. 

W. H. Woodard, Alpha Zeta, '94, is now attending the College of 
Law of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. 

Harry H. Null, Jr., Kappa, '93, has entirely recovered from the 
ejects of a blow received from a baseball bat this summer. 

Herman B. Krogman, who was initiated into Theta Theta last year, 
is now principal of the public schools in Marquette, Michigan. 

Luther A. Burrell, Theta, '74, was elected on the Republican ticket 
to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Mercer county. 



8o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

C. K. Zug, Omicron, '80, a lawyer of Philadelphia, made a trip to 
Europe last summer. 

Frank C. Smith, Gamma, '82, is with the Miller- Aultman Company 
in their Chicago offices. 

W. Harvey Anderson, Gamma, '73, is meeting with considerable 
success as a law book publisher at Cincinnati, Ohio. 

John G. Wadsworth, Kappa Kappa, '82, is successfully engaged in 
the business of mortgage loans on farms at Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Wiley N. Nash, Eta, *68, delivered the address at the unveiling of 
the Confederate monument at Canton, Mississippi, September 19. 

O. B. Dickinson, Kappa, '77, who was running against Judge Clayton 
in Delaware county, was defeated in the avalanche. He deserved elec- 
tion. 

Rev. E. H. Pence, Chi, '89, of Janesville, Wis., entertained the 
Synod of Wisconsin in his church during the recent meeting at that 
place. 

Wm. H. Burtner, Jr., of Cincinnati, Ohio, who was initiated into 
Theta Theta last year, has entered Yale University to pursue a literary 
course. 

A. C. Durdin, Nu, '74, is now located in Washington, D. C, and is 
connected with the U. S. Government Printing Office in the capacity of 
proof-reader. 

Henry L. Lardner, Alpha Lambda, '93, is instructor in the engineer- 
ing department of the Pennsylvania State College at State College, 
Pennsylvania. 

H. B. Hicks, Alpha Epsilon, '91, the new Grand Praetor of the Sixth 
Province, is in the office of the County Judge of Lancaster county, Lin- 
coln, Nebraska. 

George N. Morgan, Kappa Kappa, '84, has removed his law offices 
from 119 La Salle street to Rooms 806 and 807 Boyce Building, 112 
Dearborn street, Chicago. 

Will Krumm, Alpha Gamma, '93, is at present in Japan on a pleas- 
ure trip, and quite interesting are his reports from the seat of the pres- 
ent dispute over Corea. 

Samuel S. Willard, Theta, '76, was re-elected prothonotary of Ferry- 
county, Pennsylvania, on the Republican ticket. He led his ticket, 
receiving a majority of 1,078. 



PERSONALIA, 8i 

Dr. Louis Mackall, Psi, '87, has been very ill at his home in George- 
town, D. C, but his many friends, fraternal and general, are at last 
rejoicing in his convalescence. 

John F. Duncan, Kappa, '75, a leading lawyer in Lewisburg, Pa., 
entertained, on September 28, General Hastings, Republican candidate 
for Governor of Pennsylvania. 

J. L. D. Morrison, Theta Theta, '94, is coaching Notre Dame's foot- 
ball team, and expects to resume his law practice after the season is 
over. He is an ardent athlete. 

Worth W. Pepple, Theta Theta, '94, has lately commenced the 
practice of law in Chicago, after remaining for a while after graduation 
at his home in La Porte, Indiana. 

Frank L. Hume, Beta, '86, is in the office of James H. Ashby, Gen- 
eral Superintendent of The Union Stock Yards and Transit Company 
of Chicago. He resides at the Vendome Hotel. 

Orville L. Sigafoos, Theta, '94, who graduated at Lafayette College 
last Commencement, is now attending the Union Theological Seminary 
in New York City. He lives at 41 E. 69th street. 

Clark F. Ansley, Alpha Epsilon, '90, has returned from a two years' 
course in philology at Heidelberg and other European universities. 
He intends to become an instructor in the Nebraska State University. 

T. W. Brotherton, Gamma, '68, removed from Wapakoneta, Ohio, 
some years ago, where he was practicing law, and became president of 
the Citizens' Bank of Los Angeles, California, which position he still 
occupies. 

Geo. R. Twiss, Alpha Gamma, '85, has resigned his position as 
instructor in chemistry in the Columbus High School, and has accepted 
the position as head of the scientific department of the Cleveland, Ohio, 
High Schools. 

A. V. Randall, Delta Chi, '91, who has been engaged in business 
pursuits west of the Rockies, returned East this year and has taken 
charge of the coaching departments of the Hanover and Wabash Col- 
lege football teams. 

W. Herbert Wheeler, Alpha Epsilon, '91, is court reporter for the 
U. S. Circuit Court, Omaha, Neb. He took depositions in many parts 
of the United States in the case of the receivership of the Union Pacific 
Railroad Company. 



82 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Rev. Chas. R. Trowbridge, Theta, '82, is to be congratulated on the 
arrival of a son last spring. The boy is destined by his father to be a 
Sigma Chi. If he inherits a tithe of his father's loyalty to the fraternity 
he will make a good record. 

J. T. Groome, Omicron, has recently opened the Mt. Vernon Phar- 
macy at the corner of 9th street and New York avenue in Washington, 
D. C. The store is thoroughly equipped in every way and is also fur- 
nished and decorated in exquisite taste. 

Henry M. Heisel, Kappa Kappa, '96, is now studying for the stage, 
having at last succeeded in obtaining the consent of his parents for his 
coveted profession. Those who are acquainted with brother Heisel 
predict a most remarkable success for him. 

J. A. Ritchey, Ph. D., Iota, '59, is principal of the Kittanning Aca- 
demy, Kittanning, Pa. The institution was chartered in 182 1 and is 
supported by Armstrong county, and is governed by a board of five 
trustees, who are elected by popular vote of the county. 

William R. Rummler, Theta Theta, '90, formed a copartnership for 
the general practice of law, on October i, with Robert W. McCulloch, 
under the firm name of Rummler & McCulloch, with offices at No. 709 
Ogden Building, S. W. corner of Clark and Lake streets, Chicago. 

W. P. Beaver, Kappa, '85, is secretary of the Pittsburg Tin Plate 
Works, at New Kensington, Pa., which lately added seven new stacks 
to its plant. Brother Beaver's engagement to marry Miss Ellen Brooks, 
of East Orange, N. J., has been announced. The wedding will occur 
early in 1895. 

John B. McPherson, Theta, '83, is being congratulated on the effec- 
tive part which he had personally and through his paper. The Star and 
Sentinel, in the great Republican victory in Adams county, Pennsyl- 
vania. Our ex-Grand Praetor will be a political power in the whole 
state of Pennsylvania before long. 

A. D. Lunt, Alpha Phi, M.M.E., '93, is an assistant examiner in the 
Patent Office. An article by him, **On the Measurement of the Power 
of Polyphased Currents,'* which was published in the Electrical World 
in June, attracted much attention both here and in Europe on account 
of its originality and depth of thought. 

Judge Lorin C. Collins, Omega, '72, nominated Henry Wulff, the 
newly elected treasurer of Illinois, in the Republican convention at 
Springfield, last summer, and made some strong speeches during the 



PERSONALIA. 83 

campaign, as did Rons. J. A. Henry and Jno. M. Hamilton, Gamma, 
'68. The Grand Tribune was also a delegate to the convention. 

J. H. Ingwersen, Theta Theta, '87, who is cashier of the People's 
Trust and Savings Bank at Clinton, Iowa, is much interested in the 
welfare and future policy of his old chapter at the University of Michi- 
gan — and his interest is appreciated. There have been no more popular 
or enthusiastic workers for Theta Theta than genial "Bob" Ingwersen. 

Wm. C. Ewing, Beta, '78, has written a clever song and poem for 
this issue of the Quarterly. The interest of brother Ewing in our 
fraternity publications is especially notable, not only because of the 
excellence of all of his literary contributions, but because he is the old- 
est alumnus, with one exception, who has come to our aid in writing 
for the song book. 

George B. Shattuck, Theta Theta, '90, in company with three 
friends, made a ten days* visit to J. R. Sutton, Theta Theta, '90, at the 
latter' s home in Hillsdale, Michigan, in the early part of November. 
The fellows had some glorious shooting and report brother Sutton to be 
as successful in entertaining as he is in conducting his large insurance 
business at Hillsdale. 

J. S. Happer, Beta, '85, after completing an engagement for three 
years in Japan, has decided to stay in that part of the world for the 
present, and has made a new engagement with the Standard Oil Co. of 
New York. He has charge of their newly-opened branch at Kobe, 
Japan, and offers a warm welcome to any Sigma Chis who may take in 
Japan on a grand tour or otherwise. 

Jacob J. Weaver, Jr., Theta, *66, has been unanimously chosen pres- 
ident of the Carroll county (Md.) Savings Bank. He has also been 
elected a director of the First National Bank of Westminster, Md. 
These are deserved compliments and indicate the high trust and confi- 
dence placed in brother Weaver by the business men of the county in 
which he was born and has lived all his life. 

Benjamin F. Martin, Gamma, '68, has been quite successful in the 
practice of law at Alma, Kansas. He visited Chicago in August and 
enjoyed very much meeting again brothers John A. Henry and John M. 
Hamilton, his old Sigma Chi classmates. S. G. McCullough, Gamma, 
'67, was in Chicago at the same time, where he expected to become 
connected with the Interior Building and Decorating Company. Bro. 
McCullough attended the grand chapter at Pittsburg in 1865 and has 
many interesting reminiscences of the fraternity life of that day. 



84 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Dr. Raymond J. Nate, Alpha Iota, '92, who met with signal success 
in the practice of medicine on the West side, in Chicago, has removed 
his offices to Suite 701 Venetian Building, where his hours are from 3 
p. M. to 5 p. M. He resides at No. 181 9 Sheridan avenue, Avondale, a 
suburb of Chicago. The doctor's loyalty to Sigma Chi is a close second 
for that of his brother. Grand Quaestor Joseph C. Nate. 

Earle Brougher, Eta, '90, was selected to deliver the address of wel- 
come in behalf of the city of Greenville, Texas, in the absence, on 
account of illness, of the mayor of the city, at the great celebration on 
August 29, of the entry of the Midland railroad into Greenville. He 
was introduced to the large audience as "one of the ablest and most 
eloquent orators in the state." Bro. Brougher was a delegate to the 
Paris Presbytery, held at Clarksville, Texas, from September 20 to 23. 

H. B. Schmidt, Zeta Psi, '85, has returned from a year's travel 
through Europe and has located at his old home, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
He is at present making his office with his brother, who is a chemical 
engineer, but he expects in a short time to launch an important me- 
chanical engineering enterprise. Bro. Schmidt's article on "German 
University Life," which was published in the February number, 
received so many compliments from our readers and from the University 
Magazine, by which it was reprinted, that we are especially pleased to 
promise another article from his pen for the next February number. 

Among the delegates to the Texas state Democratic convention, held 
at Dallas on August 14, were the following Sigma Chis : Henry A. 
Finch, Eta, '75, Nu, '76, from Collin county, who was selected as a 
member of the state executive committee from the fifth senatorial dis- 
trict; W. E. Williams, Eta, '85, from Tarrant county; E. P. Williams, 
Eta, '87, from Young county; and Earle Brougher, Eta, '90, from Hunt 
county. Wm. Poindexter, Nu, '75, and wife, of Cleburne, Texas, were 
interested spectators of the convention ; brother Poindexter had the 
pleasure of seeing his views of national finance endorsed by the conven- 
tion. He was called upon and addressed the rally of Cleveland men at 
the Grand Windsor Hotel. Brother Poindexter led the race for the 
congressional nomination in the sixth district through 3,387 ballots, but 
realizing that his nomination might be secured at the expense of har- 
mony in the party, withdrew his name in an eloquent speech, and Con- 
gressman Jo Abbott was renominated on the 3,389th ballot; the con- 
gressional convention held its closing session at Hillsboro, Texas, on 
August 29. 



PERSONALIA, 85 

Stephen T. Mather, Alpha Beta, '87, since leaving the New York 
Sutiy has been engaged in the sale of borax with F. M. Smith, who is 
sole agent for the Pacific Coast Borax Co. At brother Mather's sug- 
gestion Mr. Smith has recently established headquarters for his business 
in Chicago in addition to those maintained in New York and San Fran- 
cisco, and has placed brother Mather in charge thereof. The Chicago 
alumni welcome him most cordially to our city. Brother Mather was a 
popular and efficient member of the New York Alumni Chapter, where 
he will be greatly missed. His Chicago address is 269 Dearborn street 
or P. O. Box 407. 

W. O. Sproull, Ph. D., LL. D., Iota, '69, who is Dean of the Uni- 
versity of Cincinnati, is also president of the Teachers* Club of Cincin- 
nati. He has recently issued a circular in behalf of the club, for the 
purpose of securing information as to the demand existing in Cincinnati 
and vicinity for evening classes in college studies for persons who can- 
not pursue them during the day. This effort, together with brother 
Sprouirs effective support of university extension, marks him as one of 
the most progressive educators of the day. He is in the vanguard of 
the noble movement which is seeking to take the treasures of higher 
learning to the great body of the people 

Concerning Victor P. Wierman, Phi, '76, from the Harrisburg, Pa., 
Telegraph of October 10 : 

General Manager Prevost, of the Pennsylvania Railroad, announces the appointment 
of Victor P. Wierman. assistant engineer on the Pittsburg division, to be Superintendent 
of the Bedford division, vice Superintendent Robb, transferred to the Cambria and 
Clearfield division. Mr. Wierman is a brother of T. T. Wierman, this city, and a very 
popular official. Mr. Wierman has not yet reached his fortieth year. His railroading 
career has been spent entirely with the Pennsylvania, and he saw his first service on the 
New York Division of the road, where he rapidly climbed to the supervisorship. From 
that division he was transferred to the West Penn, with headquarters in Allegheny, 
where he fulfilled the duties of assistant engineer. In 1886 he was made assistant engi- 
neer of the Pittsburg division, which position he has held, to his credit, ever since. 
That portion of the Pennsylvania railroad known as the Bedford division, to which he 
now goes, consists of two branches, the main one of which runs from Mt. Dallas, Pa., 
south to the state line, a distance of forty-five miles, and the other from Bedford to Hel- 
derbaam, a distance of twenty miles. 

The Lancaster, Ohio, Daily Eagle of November 16 contains the fol- 
lowing gratifying news concerning the re-election of Judge Joseph G. 
Hufiman, Gamma, '68: 

The result of the recent election in the First Subdivision of the Seventh Judicial 
District is particularly gratifying to the many warm friends of Judge Joseph G. Huffman, 
taking into consideration the remarkable turning over in the results everywhere. The 
fight inaugurated against Judge Hufifman by a few disgruntled individuals in Perry 



86 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

coQDty, supplemented by the trickery and bitter fight against him in Hocking coanty, 
failed utterly to lessen the evidence of his popularity as a jurist and gentleman. The 
few disaffected united with the friends of Judge Bright, and there never has, in the his- 
tory of political results in this subdivision, been such a determined, uncompromising 
fight waged as was carried on against Judge HufiFman, and the result is indeed gratifying 
to the many warm friends and admirers of this popular gentleman and conscientious 
judge. 

In this connection the following figures will be read with great interest, as they are 
very significant. In Hocking county Taylor, the Republican candidate for Secretary of 
State, had 382 majority, while Judge Bright had but 297. putting Judge Hufifman 85 
ahead of his ticket in Judge Bright's own county. In Perry county Taylor had 824 
majority and Judge Bright but 357 majority. Judge HufiFman running 467 ahead of his 
ticket in bis own county. In Fairfield county Judge Hufifman is with the head of his 
ticket or possibly five or six ahead of Turner, the Democratic candidate for Secretary of 
State. In the district Taylor had a majority of 206, while Judge Huflman carried it by 
308. 

The faithful and careful service of Judge Hufifman on the common pleas bench of 
this suL>division for another term is thus secured under conditions that are pleasing in 
the extreme to his many friends and admirers, and such a result cannot fail of additional 
luster to the state judiciary. 

The Salem, Indiana, Democratic Sun of October 5 has this to say 
concerning Charles A. Rhetts, Lambda, *88: 

This young gentleman has been appointed to a professorship of law in the State 
University, at Bloomington. the appointment to date from September, 1895. It was a 
surprise to him, inasmuch as he had not asked for it and had no knowledge of it until 
solicited by the trustees to accept the position. The professor has arranged his business 
afifairs here and will at once enter Harvard University. 

Charles Andrew Rhetts was born in Salem 28 years ago and graduated at the Salem 
High School in the class of '84. Entering the State University at Bloomington he grad- 
uated in '89. and that summer entered the Census Bureau at Washington City, but was 
transferred to the War Department in '91, where he was employed until the fall of '93. 
While performing his duties in these departments, he was a student at the Columbian 
Law School, and graduated, with honor, at that celebrated college in '92 and was admit- 
ted to the graduate department of Harvard University last June. He will receive the 
degree of A. M. at this University next year. For one of his years the career of young 
Rhetts is a remarkable one. During his whole collegiate life he was a faithful and ear- 
nest student, and is rememl>ered by students and faculty as famous for his courtesy of 
manner and dignity of carriage, combined with the utmost simplicity of character and 
purity of life. His vacations were devoted to diligent study, and when the classes were 
organized in the following college year, he was able to lead his classmates. This is only 
another illustration of what ambition, diligence and application will do for the young 
student. 

The career of this young man has just begun, and this last appointment will afford a 
rare opportunity for his advancement. Salem feels proud of her son "Charley" Rhetts, 
and all good citizens, irrespective of party, take pleasure in remarking that his profes- 
sional and personal character are of the highest type. He is popular, both in the legal 
circle and among his many friends out of the profession, and adds to his numerous abili- 
ties a gift of language which makes him an eloquent and efifective speaker. 



PERSONALIA. 87 

Sigma Chi's representation in the 54th Congress will remain the 
same in number as that in the 53d — namely, four. Geo. W. Cooper, 
Lambda, '72, of Columbus, Indiana, a democrat, and Lafe Pence, Chi, 
'77, of Denver, a populist, were lost in the avalanche; but John C. Kyle, 
Nu, *74, of Sardis, Miss., a democrat, was re-elected, as was Geo. D. 
Meiklejohn, Theta Theta, '80, of FuUerton, Neb., a republican. Our 
loss of two members is compensated by the election of D. K. Watson, 
Gamma, '70, and Omicron, '71, of Columbus, Ohio, a republican, for- 
merly Attorney General of Ohio ; and Walter M. Denney, Tau, '75, of 
Moss Point, Miss., a democrat. 

From an exchange, concerning Hon. Ward R. Bliss, Kappa, '74: 

Hod. Ward R. Bliss, of Delaware county, who will be elected to the Legislature for 
the fourth term, was prominently mentioned for the Speakership of the next House, but 
he declines the honor. Mr. Bliss will support Hon. Henry F. Walton, of Philadelphia, 
lor Speaker. 

SAMUEL R. IRELAND, THETA THETA. '89. 

Concerning Samuel R. Ireland, Theta Theta, '89, from the Ashland, 
Ky., Daily News of July 31: 

When Hon. T. H. Paynter is elected as Appellate Judge in November his election 
will cause a vacancy in the National House of Representatives, as his judgeship will 
commence January i, 1895, and his term in Congress does not expire until March of the 
same year, thus leaving a term of four months to be filled, and Mr. Samuel R. Ireland 
of our city is spoken of as the person who should succeed Hon. T. H. Paynter for the 
short term. Mr. Ireland is a Democrat in every sense of the word, and perfectly quali- 
fied to fill the position, be it a short or long term. He is young, a good lawyer, popular, 
a fine mixer and a good orator. We suggest that Mr. Ireland fill the vacancy, and desire 
to call the attention of the Democratic party managers to the fact that the logical candi- 
date for the short term should come from this end of the district. 

This would materially assist Mr. Hart's chances in the eastern half of the district, 
and especially in the Big Sandy valley, where Mr. Ireland's father, the late Judge W. C. 
Ireland, was so well known and highly respected, and where "Sam" has so many warm 
personal friends. A man who has not by former office-seeking alienated members of his 
own party, will do more to boost his ticket this fall for this very short term of office than 
any "old war horse" could do. Sam Ireland could carry almost anything hereabouts, 
and he has kin and friends all over the district. 

While the News is independent in politics, we can't lose this chance of speaking a 
word for our worthy young townsman and friend, and we urge the consideration of his 
name by the voters, press, managers and conventions of the district. He is capable, 
honest and bright, and in what little time there would be allotted to him would not dis- 
appoint his friends and constituents. Let's have an Ireland boom for Congress! 

In giving an illustration of brother Ireland on November 14, the 
same paper said: 

The classic features here portrayed are well known and well liked in Ashland, where 
Samuel Robb Ireland has passed 26 years of his life. Sam is a versatile young man 



88 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

who has made the law his life-profession, and his talents will win him a place high up in 
public life before he is an old man. Already he has been mentioned for Paynter's uiex- 
pired Congressional term in case of his resignation, and the News would be glad if it 
might be so. 

JAMES H. SWANGO, ZETA ZETA, '93. 

Among Zeta Zeta*s numerous orators is James H. Swango, who won 
the oratorical contest of Kentucky in April, 1893, and the national con- 
test at Chicago in July, 1893. At the latter contest the winners of the 
contests of fifteen states were his opponents, such colleges as Yale, 
Harvard and Princeton being represented. Mr. Swango graduated at 
Centre College in 1893, and last year taught English and History in the 
Eastern Kentucky Normal and Preparatory School at Hazel Green, 
Kentucky. This year he is a student in the law school of Centre Col- 
lege, as will be noticed in Zeta Zeta's chapter letter in this issue. The 
following is taken from the Frankfort, Kentucky, Roundabout of July, 
1893: 

Mr. Swango is the son of Judge G. B. Swango, Register of the Kentucky Land office. 
He was born in 1870 at Hazel Green, Wolfe county, where he attended school and fin- 
ished a course at the town academy. He obtained a teacher's certificate and taught 
school for five months in each of the four succeeding years, working on a farm the rest 
of the time and applying himself diligently to history, biography and general literature 
at nights. In the sessions of 1889 and 1890 he was a pupil at the Kentucky University, 
at Lexington, and from there went to Centre College, at Danville, for two years and 
graduated last month, representing in the meanwhile the college at the state contest at 
Lexington last April, winning the prize over three competitors from the leading colleges 
of the state. He was always a student and especially fond of rhetoric and oratory, bat 
ambitious in all his studies to rank with the first. Like the orators of old he has omitted 
no detail in training to qualify himself in the art of public speaking, believing with the 
poet that to be successful he must 

"Be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; 

Still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait." 

Numberless note and scrap books filled with the best thoughts from lectures and 
addresses by the most distinguished speakers of the day attest a toil and patience that 
rarely ever fail to bring the brightest rewards. Nourished on Plutarch, Demosthenes, 
Cicero, Macaulay, Burke, Patrick Henry, Clay, Webster, and Calhoun, it was an easy 
matter for him to acquire the training in delivery to complete the orator. 

In person Mr. Swango is five feet ten inches in height, and weighs 150 pounds. He 
has blue eyes, dark hair and strong features that are expressive of the power which gives 
dignity, and, as his friends predict, will yet give distinction to the future career of the 
first college orator in the country. 

JOHN SALLEE VAN WINKLE, ZETA ZETA, '90. 

For the following notice of John S. Van Winkle, Zeta Zeta, '90, 
whose portrait is printed in this issue, we are indebted to Will J. Price, 
Zeta Zeta, '92: 



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PERSONALIA. 89 

Readers of Irving and theatre-goers are not more familiar with the name of Van 
Winkle than is Zeta Zeta chapter of Sigma Chi. Five brothers of that cognomen are on 
its roll and among its most ardent supporters. The second of these is the subject of this 
sketch, and probably to him, more than any other wearer of the white cross, does Sigma 
Chi owe its existence and enviable position in Kentucky today. 

Seven years ago Zeta Zeta's rivals at Centre were gloating over the circumstances 
that looked so favorable for a surrender of its charter. John S. Van Winkle and W. N. 
Craig were left the sole custodians of its welfare. By hard and patient work they gave 
the chapter new life, and imbued it with that zeal and aggressiveness that have won for 
it victory after victory and enabled it to attain the topmost niche among the fraternities 
represented in Kentucky. 

The characteristics by which this was accomplished were those that made John Van 
Winkle, during his studentship, the leading spirit in nearly every college organization 
and undertaking, and that are now aiding him in gaining a commanding position in the 
field of his chosen work. In his freshman year he was chosen orator of the Deinologian 
Literary Society, of which he afterwards became president. He held at different times- 
the offices of secretary and president of the Intercollegiate Oratorical Association of 
Kentucky. He was one of the founders and first editor-in-chief of the Centre College 
Oracle. He was a delegate to the Convention of the Third Province in 1889, and in 1890 
was made Grand Praetor of this Province by the Washington convention. 

In his junior year occurred the death of his father, an honored member of the Dan- 
ville bar and ex-Secretary of State under Governor Bramlette. Immediately upon his 
graduation was entrusted to him the care and settlement of his father's estate of thou- 
sands of acres of land in southeastern Kentucky and Tennessee. The business tact and 
skill exhibited in this undertaking were well worthy of one much more his years in age 
and experience, and his successful completion of the task brought to the cognizance of 
the business world of his acquaintance those qualities of mind and heart, which were 
well known to us — his brothers in Sigma Chi. *' John will make his mark," was often 
heard said of him, and rapidly is he fulfilling the prediction. 

His love for journalism, instilled by his col lege- paper editorship, could not with- 
stand, at this time, the offer of a tempting position on the Danville, Ky., Democrat. 
Shortly after — in October of the same year (1892) — he purchased the Somerset, Ky., 
Reporter. A lucrative position in the revenue service was tendered him about the same 
time, but he could not rub off the printer's ink. He bought new presses, fitted up a 
handsome office, and began slinging hot shot into Kentucky's only Republican strong- 
hold, in which he found himself situated. On the stump and in type he preached the 
doctrines of Jefferson, and was rewarded in the approaching contest by the election of 
one of his party's candidates and by a great reduction in the usual Republican majorities 
for the other offices. 

From a Cincinnati patent-print country newspaper he evolved a handsome home-set 
joomal, which was becoming a power in that section of the state, when, purely as a rec- 
ognition of his talents and confidence in his integrity, the business-managership of the 
Knoxville, Tenn. , Daily Tribune was offered him at a handsome salary, and he has just 
entered upon the duties of the position. It is a splendid tribute to one of his years. 
The way is now open for a free display of his powers, and he will 

"Grasp the skirts of happy chance" 

and ascend to even more enviable heights in his vocation and the estimation of his fellow 
men. 

Nature's holiday season in the blue grass witnessed his birth twenty-three years ago. 



90 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

The autnmn's tranquillity is still characteristic of the "tenor of his way;" his dispodtioii 

is typified in the brightness of its coloring. There is something of the old school abont 

him that makes him a most agreeable companion. His friendship is true and lasting. 

and his love for Sigma Chi without alloy. He possesses those qualities that challenge 

admiration and will merit continued triumphal recognition. All who know him will join 

in "Old Rip's" health: 

" May he live long and prosper ! " 

The following is taken from the Knoxville Tribune^ a tasteful news- 
paper of eight pages, date of October 2: 

The Tribufu has a new business manager in the person of Mr. John S. Van Winkle, 
whom it takes pleasure in commending to the business public and the patrons of the 
paper generally. Mr. Van Winkle is an experienced business man and is well-known to 
the newspaper fraternity of Kentucky, his native state, where he has been in the news- 
paper business for some time, and where he was proprietor of a newspaper. He has 
secured a proprietary interest in the Tribune, and will become identified with it as a 
fixture, devoting his entire attention to the business department, over which he will have 
full control. We may add in this connection that it will be the constant endeavor of 
both the editorial and business management to improve the Tribune and to make it more 
and more the best newspaper Knoxville ever had. It has a larger circulation today than 
it has ever had. and it is growing day by day and every day. It has steadily grown in 
favor under its present management, and it proposes and expects to continue to grow; it 
is on a firmer basis than ever before. The business depression, which has been severe 
on all business, has been especially severe on daily newspapers, but with returning pros- 
perity, business in all lines will take on new life, and it will be the purpose of the 
Tribune to give its readers the benefit of its increased prosperity. 

MARRIAGES. 

C. J. Toerring, Jr., Alpha Phi, '93, was married to Miss Helen 
Kunze, of New York, in August. 

L. H. Goddard, Alpha Gamma, '92, was married August 15, 1894, 
to Miss Ina B. Rodgers, at Bloomingburg, near Washington Court 
House, Ohio. Brother Goddard is a member of the successful firm, 
Mills & Goddard, architects, Columbus, Ohio. 

Peter Mogensen, Kappa Kappa, '94, was married to Miss Lizzie 
Davis at her home in Urbana, Illinois, August 22, 1894. They have 
taken up their residence in Champaign, and brother "Pete'* is one of 
the assistants in engineering mathematics in the University of Illinois. 

An exchange of August 29 says concerning the marriage of Rev. 
Morris E. Swartz, Omicron, '89: 

In the presence of a number of invited guests Rev. Morris E. Swartz. pastor of the 
M. E. church at Hopewell, Pa., was wedded yesterday morning to Miss Carrie M. 
Ba shore, daughter of Dr. Bashore, of West Fairview, the ceremony being performed at 
the residence of the bride's parents by Presiding Elder W. W. Evans, of this district. 
A wedding trip to the seashore is being enjoyed. The young couple will reside in Hope- 
well. 



MARRIAGES, 91 

The Milwaukee Sentinel contained the following dispatch from Elk- 
horn, Wis., concerning the marriage of Alexander E. Matheson, Alpha 
Zeta, '90, which occurred at Elkhorn on September 26: 

Alexander £. Matheson, of Janesville, and Miss Georgia L. Hubbard were married 
here, today, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hubbard. The 
Rev. George C. Lochridge of the Congregational church performed the ceremony. Mr. 
Matheson is a member of the law firm of Fethers, ]e£Fries. Fifield & Matheson, of Janes- 
ville, and is well known in Walworth county. The bride is one of the best-known young 
ladies of Elkhorn, and a great favorite in society circles. After an extended wedding 
4rip East Mr. and Mrs. Matheson will reside in Janesville. 

Dr. Reginald Munson, Beta, *8i, now of Epsilon alumni, was mar- 
ried at Cadiz, Ohio, on June 14, to Miss Mary L. Arnold, daughter of 
W. H. Arnold of the Cadiz Sentinel ^ a. charming and beautiful young 
lady. The bride and groom visited Atlanta, Ga., on their wedding tour 
and were hospitably entertained by brother Hamilton Douglas, Beta, 
and Theta Theta, a lawyer of high standing in that southern capital, 
and chief of the Knights of Pythias of the state, who has a valuable 
helpmate in social matters. Dr. Munson and bride have commenced 
housekeeping in their own home in Georgetown, D. C, the oldest set- 
tled part of Washington, and the doctor has resumed his practice of 
medicine in that city. 

ROYAL WRIGHT. KAPPA KAPPA, '92. 

The following account of the marriage of Royal Wright, Kappa 
Kappa, '92, is from the Champaign, Illinois, Gazette of September 6: 

The event of interest at Princeton, Ind., on last Wednesday, was the wedding of 
Miss Maie Candy at her parents' home to Royal Wright, of Urbana. It was a pretty 
-wedding in all its details. The marriage was solemnized by a cousin of the bride. Dr. 
P. G. Robert, of the church of the Holy Communion, St. Louis, according to the full 
ceremonies of the Episcopalian church. The rooms were tastefully decorated with 
palms and cut flowers, the dining-room and parlor in pink and white Promptly at 6 
o'clock the orchestra began Mendelssohn's wedding march, and the bridal party entered 
the room, the officiating priest in surplice first, then Mr. Arthur Pillsbury as best man 
with the groom standing at the left, following came Marian Wright, sister of the groom, 
as bridesmaid, and by her side walked little Lois Allen, of Evansville, carrying the wed- 
ding ring on a white satin pillow; finally the bride entered on her father's arm and took 
her place in the centre of the group, and the words were soon said which united the 
happy couple for life. The bride was very fair and sweet in a trained gown of ivory 
satin with bertha of duchess point lace. Refreshments were served after congratulations 
were over, and the young couple left at 8:20 for the North for a few days' visit with 
schoolmates of the bride. Their home for the present will be at Judge Wright's, on 
Green street, Urbana. The presents were beautiful and came from several states of the 
Union. The bride is not a stranger here in Urbana, having spent a year here with her 
parents recently, and all will welcome her back. She is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. 
Candy. She graduated from the high school at Mattoon, attended the University of 



92 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Illinois a year, afterward Elmira and Wellesley Colleges. She is a favorite in social cir- 
cles and will be sadly missed by her many friends in her old home. 

Mr. Wright is a young attorney of more than ordinary ability and is the only son of 
Judge and Mrs. F. M. Wright. He was born and has so far spent his life in this city. 
He graduated from the public schools and afterwards from the University of Illinois, of 
this city. He then read law under the direction of his father, and was admitted to the 
bar about eighteen months ago. He has already built up a splendid practice and is rec- 
ognized as being possessed of many of the sterling characteristics which have so distin- 
guished his father as a judge. Mr. and Mrs. Wright will be at home to their friends 
after October i, at 409 West Green street. 

IRA H. MILLER, ALPHA GAMMA. '87. 

From the Ohio State Journal oi October 14, concerning the marriage 
of Ira H. Miller, Alpha Gamma, '87: 

The social interest of two cities centered in the wedding of Miss Ezerene D. Dodge 
and Mr. Ira H. Miller, which was solemnized in Trinity cathedral, Cleveland, Wednes- 
day at high noon, and together with the wedding breakfast and reception tendered at the 
Stillman by the bride's parents, rounded out the most brilliant nuptial functions of the 
Cleveland social season to date. Palms, smilax and bride roses in lavish profusion 
banked the altar and outlined the aisle down which the bridal procession passed, shaded 
candelabra shed a mellow, shadowy radiance to the recesses of the cathedral, half con- 
cealing the scenes of sacred themes, products of brush and chisel, which line the walls 
and fill the niches of the arched interior, and yet revealing the handsome toilets with 
which the Forest City's wealth and fashion graced the occasion. The heavy perfume of 
flowers and deep, rich toues of the magnificent organ, responding to a master hand, 
filled the cathedral as the bridal party, preceded by a procession of choir boys singing 
the nuptial mass from Lohengrin, slowly passed down the long aisle to the chancel. 
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father, Hon. William S. Dodge. Miss 
Kissan, of whose beauty the Cleveland papers speak in highest compliment, was the one 
maid of honor and gowned in heavy ivory brocaded satin, made short with high neck, 
long sleeves and garniture of lace relieved by deep rose-tinted velvet, immediately pre- 
ceded the bride, who was followed by the ushers. Messrs. John Joyce, Jr., and L. Miller 
of Columbus, Gerald Rathburn. F. S. Beckwith, Frank Rust and G. W. Ford of Cleve- 
land. The bride's gown was an exquisite creation of heavy ivory satin, severely simple 
and elegant in its quaint design, and completed with a cloudlike veil, which extended to 
the hem of the court train. The ceremony was celebrated with full choired mass. Rev. 
Father Williams, dean of the cathedral, officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Miller will spend a 
month in the East and be at home after November 15 at the family residence of Mr. and 
Mrs. T. Ewing Miller in this city. The guest list at the church included the elite of 
Cleveland society. Among those who went up from Columbus to be present at the wed- 
ding were the members of the groom's family, Mr. and Mrs. John Joyce and Mr. John 
Joyce, Jr., Lieutenant Eugene Wilson, Miss Elise Sinks, Mr. Harry Arnold and Mr. 
Warren Harrison. 

OBITUARY. 

EUGENE O. SKEEN, ALPHA NU, '91. 

In the Winsboro, Texas, Wide-Awake of August 10 appeared the fol- 
lowing memorial to Eugene O. Skeen, Alpha Nu, '91 : 



OBITUARY. 93 

Eugene O. Skeen was born December 30, 1869, and died at his home in Wichita 
Falls, Texas, August 4, 1894, at 10 p. m. His remains were shipped to Winsboro and 
interred about 6:30 p. m., August 6. 

He attended the University of Texas during the terms of i889-'90 and i890-'9i, at 
the end of which time he graduated from the law department of that institution. He 
then went into the practice of law at Wichita Falls and continued therein until he 
became disabled by disease. At the Wichita bar he, in the brief space of two and a half 
years, had gained, at the time of his death, the top round. No one had more friends, 
no one was more respected, no one had a brighter prospect than this dear young man. 

The writer has known him for over ten years, and we became most intimately 
acquainted at the University. At the union depot in the city of Austin on the day cf the 
students' departure in June. 1891. £. O. Skeen's pleasant face and hearty hand-shake 
was, by the greater number of the boys, seen and felt for the last time on earth. When 
some of us boarded the north-bound for home, little did we think it would, in the short 
time of three years, be our sad lot to pay our eternal adieu to our dear friend. Gene. 

* 

At the church every seat was filled by a friend. Never did the writer see so many 

weef»ers. There are too many recollections of the scene to attempt to relate them now, 
but it must be added that the funeral ceremonies were conducted by two of his old 
schoolmates. 

EMMET E. CRAIG. ORIGINAL PI, '63. 

We are indebted to Earle Brougher, Eta, '90, for the following notice 
of the death of Emmet E. Craig, Original Pi, '63: 

Emmet English Craig, Original Pi, '63, was born July 29, 1842. in Dallas county, 
Ala., and died April 2, 1891. at Dallas, Texas. He was married to Miss Mary Norman 
Kittrell in Orrville, Dallas Co., Texas, October 20, 1867. He was a planter until 1876. 
when he went into the grocery business. At his death he was commercial agent for 
Joseph Brown, wholesale grocer, Fort Worth. Texas. He was in bad health for several 
years, and died suddenly of congestion of the brain. He was a member of the Knights 
of Honor at Paris, Texas, and that lodge commemorated his death as follows: 

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

At a meeting of Lamar Lodge, No. 1030, K. of H., the following resolutions of 
respect to the memory of our worthy brother, E. E. Craig, were adopted: 

Whereas, In the wisdom of the Supreme Dictator of the universe, He has seen fit 
to call from our lodge here below to the celestial lodge above our much honored and 
beloved brother, E. £. Craig, therefore be it 

Resohed^ That in the death of brother Craig our lodge has sustained a severe loss. 
He was one of our oldest members, zealous in the discharge of every duty and deed, ever 
ready and willing to respond to the distress call; 

Resolved, further. That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of our lodge, 
and that a copy of the same be furnished the sorrowing wife and family of the deceased, 
with the assurance of our heart-felt sympathy. 

H. W. LiGHTFOOT, 1 

Frank Fitzhugh, [-Committee. 
By A. D. Brooks, Reporter. G. M. Settle, ) 

ALFRED HOLLAND McMULLEN, DELTA DELTA, '94. 

The Lafayette, Indiana, Courier oi October 12 contains the following 
account of the death of Alfred Holland McMullen, Delta Delta, '94: 



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The people of Lafayette were shocked this morning to learn of the death of Fred 
McMullen, one of the best-known and most popular young men in the city. His death 
came at 8:45 o'clock last evening at the home of his parents, Rev. and Mrs. ]. W. T. 
McMuUen, on Greenbush street. 

* * * In his death the city loses one of its brightest young men. He was known 
by nearly everybody in town, being especially popular with the young men of the city, 
all of whom recognized in him a genial companion, a true friend and the instinctive 
gentleman. Like all men he had his faults, but redeeming qualities overshadowed them. 
He was regarded as one of the brightest intellects, one of the most promising young men 
of his generation in Lafayette. It was no uncommon thing to hear Fred McMulIen 
spoken of as the brightest young fellow in the city. In temperament he was peculiar; 
morose at times, at others, just the reverse, always companionable, always frank and 
open-hearted. 

Some time ago, during the summer, he professed religion and joined Trinity church 
on probation. At one time he was a student at Purdue, and was a member of the Sigma 
Chi Greek fraternity in that institution. His brother Greeks will be pained to learn of 
his death. He had genius and originality, and some of the prettiest, most touching bits 
of verse that have ever come before the writer of his death notice were penned by Alfred 
Holland McMullen during his time of life. On his sunny days he wrote bright, happy 
little verses, beautiful in their wording, perfect in rhythm; on other days he indulged in 
gloomy sentiment, all extremely touching. It had been his intention to read law and 
become a lawyer; most of his time of late was spent at his home, the very best literature 
being his companion in study. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the whole 
city ; the grief shown in the darkened home is inexpressible. The deceased was the 
youngest son of Rev. and Mrs. J. W. T. McMullen. and was born in this city twenty- 
four years ago last February, spending his whole life here. The funeral will take place 
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock and will be private. Rev. Wm. Wirt King will officiate, 
and the burial will be in Springvale. 

The pall-bearers at the funeral were : Grand Praetor Frederick C. 
Scheuch, brothers C. M. Bivins, Harvey E. Crane, Jasper M. Dresser, 
Charles W. Pifer, and William Kirkpatrick. The fiower-bearers were: 
brothers Van W. Ailing and John G. Wynn. 

The following resolutions were passed by Delta Delta chapter: 

Whereas, On the nth of October, 1894, the all-wise Being did remove from us our 
worthy brother and friend, Alfred Holland McMullen; and 

Whereas, We sustain by his death an irreparable loss, be it 

Resolved, That in his death the Sigma Chi fraternity loses one of its best members, 
and Delta Delta chapter has been bereft of one of whom she was justly prood — a true 
friend and loyal brother; be it 

Resolved, That we tender our heart-felt sympathies to the family and relatives of 
our departed brother in this, their great affliction; be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, and 
be published in the Purdue Exponent and the Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

Harvey E. Crane, \ 

C. M. BiVBNS, > Committee. 

Fred C. Scheuch. ) 



VOLUME XIV.— No. 2. 



The Sigma Chi Quarterly 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN 



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THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY. 



CHARLES ALLING, JR. 

KOITOR-IN-CHIKP. 



FEBRUARY, 1895. 



CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 
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I)oN.^%^MkliO]rjM»ALL| Fendall Law Building. Washington. D. C. 

^ ^ GRAND TRIUMVIRS. 

JP3Hd \Jli9im^}mnPU d. Nate Lock Box 769, Chicago. 

Grand Annoiaior—'W . T. Aldbn 11, 184 Dearborn St., Chicago. 

Grand Prator (Fifth PrtfyinceJ-^KoY N. Miller University of Chicago. Chicago. 

GRAND PROCTORS. 

First Prifvince— Robert E. Lee 33© 4>^ St. N. W., Washington. D. C. 

Second " — George H. Denny Pantop'a Academy, Charlottesville. Va. 

Third ** --Gsorgb D. Harper 24 Johnston Building. Cincinnati. O. 

Fourth " — Frederick C. Scheuch The Lahr, Lafayette. Ind. 

Fifth * ' —Roy N. Miller University of Chicago. Chicago. 

Sixth " — H. B. Hicks 11 10 Chicago Stock Exchange. Chicago. 

Seventh ** — Wm. B. Ricks Jonesboro. Ark. 



GRAND TRIBUNE. 

Charles Alling, Jr. . 407 Tacoma Building, Chicago. 



OFFICIAL JEWELRY AGENT AND GRAND HISTORIAN. 
W. C. Van Benschotbn , Evanston. Hi. 

OFFICIAL JEWELERS. 

J. F. Newman 19 John Street. New York City. 

D. L. Auld 21 East Gay Street, Columbos, O. 

George G. Dyer Indianapolis. Ind. 

BuNDB & Upmeyer 121 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 

A Strictly Private Newspaper. Published in the Months of October, December. 

January, March. April and June. 

Published by the Fraternity and edited by the Grand Tribune. 

Sent on request, without charge, to all members of the Fraternity who subscribe for 
The Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

i r>e Slgroa^ Cr>I Qua^rferlY. 

A JOURNAL OF COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY LIFE AND LITERATURE. 
Pubushed in the Months of November, February, May and July. 



Members of the Fraternity are invited to contribute articles, news items, verses, 
sketches, and especially personal notices of Alumni members. 

Subscription, 1(1.50 per innnm. Single Copies, SO Cents. 

All Exchanges and Literary Communicatious should be sent to Charles Alling. Jr.. 

407 Tacoma Building, Chicago. 

AH business communications and all remittances should be sent to the Grand Quasstor, Joskph C. 
Nats, Lock Box 769, Chicago. He has exclusive charge of the mailing of all pablications and the sale 
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Vol. XIV. FEBRUARY, iSps- No. 2. 



A WINTER INCIDENT. 

When Sir Humphrey Davy wrote **that there is no portion of Eu- 
rope in which the country is lovelier, the mountains more picturesque, 
the lakes more transparent, the foliage greener, than in the mountains 
of Austria," he might have added <<and in the mountains of Bavaria." 
The tourist, whose lack of good fortune prevents a carriage or foot tour 
through the Austrian mountains to be charmed as Sir Humphrey Davy 
was, goes to the Bavarian mountains to see that marvel of nature's art, 
the "Koenigssee" (not inaptly termed <* monarch of lakes") on account 
of its surpassing beauty. There are many bits like that, only not acces- 
sible by mountain or cogwheel railway, as those who tour the country 
on foot soon learn to their delight. The distinction of country is soon 
forgotten, and the traveler calls these parts ''Tyrol," a name that the 
inhabitant gives to the mountains, no matter whether they be in Austria, 
Italy or Bavaria. 

There are few parts of Switzerland that charm and impress the 
spectator as do the ''Kaiser mountains "on the border of Bavaria and 
Austria, and the Dolomites on the border of Italy and Austria, and the 
lovely stretches of water that are everywhere enclosed. The fjords of 
Norway are not so bleak and barren, gloomy and forbidding, fantastic 
and awe-inspiring as the carved chain of the Dolomites, effects that are 
only heightened when contrasted with the green valleys. 

If the scenery is supposed to be at its best during the summer it is 
only so considered because most tourists see it at that time. If one is 
so fortunate as to tour through these parts during the approach of win- 
ter, the spotless garb of white serves to bring out more clearly the 
bizarre conformation of the mountains when contrasted with the blue 
sky. The myriads of snow crystals, which cover all objects — trees and 
houses — with festoons of white, are of marvelous shapes and beauty. 

Getting into Bavaria, we lose sight of all the rugged grandeur and 
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parts — peaceful in many ways. The lay of the country has its effect on 
the customs of the people. Simple in their ways, they are deeply relig- 
ious. During the winter months, when some weeks have five festival 
days out of the seven, life seems to be a continuous holiday. And well 
may the wanderer rest here, and enjoy the works of creation. Discov- 
ering new beauties at every turn, during the day, a moonlit evening 
shows them often to better advantage. 

A blinding snowstorm suddenly subsides, and leaves a clear sky and 
a magical cast over the landscape. This lull in the storm, often of but 
a few minutes' duration, is as quickly followed by another blinding 
storm, and these alternations continue at short intervals for some hours. 
On such an evening we will leave the mountains, and travel to Munich, 
only a few hours' ride away. Situate on a high plateau, the city has a 
semi-alpine climate, and the storm in intervals does not leave our track 
during the evening. 

Arriving in Munich, we pass through the Koenigsplatz, which on 
this evening looks more conspicuously grand, with the shadow of the 
huge Propylaen stretching an endless distance on the snowy ground. 
Strains of passing music strike our ears, and just as a blinding snow- 
storm again begins to rage, an occasional glimmer, jack-o-lantern fash- 
ion, is seen in the distance. Music in a German town is a more 
common than uncommon occurrence ; but on an evening, and such an 
evening as this, is not easily accounted for. Hastening on, we soon 
join the passing squad. There is a lull in the snowstorm, and a seem- 
ingly endless stretch of lights lines the street — a torchlight procession, 
and such a solemn one. No hurrahs, no hilariousness, only mufHed 
music; seemingly, a victory was not being celebrated. 

Drawing closer, we could distinguish the blackened faces of all the 
marchers. A greater mystery. Why was that? Was there any con- 
nection between the blackened faces and the muffled music? Was it a 
funeral procession? The smell and the torches soon solved the prob- 
lem. A rude stick, steeped in tar, the end wrapped with tarred oakum 
and then dipped and soaked again in tar, and this mass on fire is called 
a torch; and a collection of them a torchlight procession. The burning 
tar was the innocent cause of the glum faces. But mourners they were, 
and mourners they meant to be, but not with draped faces. 

Solemnly each file passed by, three students in a file. The jaunty 
caps, surmounting the blackened faces, were a combination not often 
seen, and this, with the good nature that shone in all the features, 
rather marred the solemnity of the scene. Joining the throng, we 
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of smoke, we kept to the buildings; but the shifting wind did not leave 
much protection for us there. Tiring of the monotony of the music and 
the smoke, and halting, we found ourselves in the outskirts of town. 
We, had almost reached the cemetery, opposite to which there was a 
small park whose gaily festooned trees and immaculately white shroud 
had not yet been besmirched with soot, and which offered a refuge. 
Watching the procession from a distance, we began to see how thick 
the smoke was which enshrouded the torch-bearers, and made every 
object appear black, a fate that we had also shared. 

A cutting ** Norther" fairly chilled the marrow in our bones, and so 
we pushed on to the cemetery. Into this the procession moved. 

The churchyards over there are very different from those we are 
wont to see in our country. On all four sides they are surrounded with 
a gallery, surmounting a high wall that encloses the plot of ground. In 
the arcade thus formed are the monuments and tablets of the distin- 
guished families, some of the monuments perfect in their sculpture. At 
one end of the ground, built into the wall, is what appears to be, at first 
sight, a chapel, and in connection with this building the visitor will 
never forget his visit to the cemetery. Strolling past the house, if one 
is not prepared for the sight awaiting within, he is almost transfixed 
with horror. In every window through which you can peer the ghastly 
faces literally stare at you, some in a sitting posture, others in their 
coffin, all ready for the grave. 

As soon as the body is prepared for the grave, it is taken to this 
deadhouse, where for three days it is exposed to the public gaze, and 
the windows are always surrounded by a curious people. In connection 
with the exposure to the morbid public, a string is sometimes tied to 
the finger of the corpse, and the other end is attached to a bell, so that 
if perchance life returned, the corpse could signal. This custom has 
been handed down from time immemorial, and some wonderful tales are 
related about the efficacy of the method. 

A dead comrade, one who stood high in the ranks of the ** Corps," 
was lying exposed to view. Into the cemetery the procession marched, 
past the window of the deadhouse, to pay a last tribute to him who lay 
within. Mutely as each * 'Corps'* passed by, it went to join the proces 
sion, which was re-forming without the walls, to wend its way back to 
the city. 

A fresh supply of torches had been brought, and as each torch 
burned out, a new one was handed in its place. Fresh clouds of smoke 
arose, and, when all were lighted, the procession returned to the city 
and halted at a famous old square, <<Sendlinger Thor," where the gates 
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The standard-bearers advanced to the center of the square and 
formed a circle with banners flying. Then the body of the procession 
moved by this enclosure, and as each file passed by the torches were 
hurled into the center. A huge pile was formed, the burning of which 
blazed to the top of the five story buildings that surrounded the square. 

Suddenly the united bands struck up ''Gaudeamus Igitur," and a 
chorus of more than a thousand voices joined in the chanting of the 
song. The silence of the thousands of spectators was most impressive. 
A blinding snowstorm began to rage, hiding the volumes of smoke, 
allowing only the burning mass of torches to be seen. When the sing- 
ing of the song had been finished, the assemblage broke up, and each 
* 'Corps*' repaired to its meeting place, where more hilarious sentiments 
prevailed. 

The only disappointed participants of the procession were the dele- 
gates from the Munich fire department. As they trudged along, leather 
bucket in hand, behind each division of the procession, it was rather 
difficult to discern their usefulness, for, our curiosity having been 
aroused, we approached and found the pails empty. When the **Gau- 
deamus" had been sung, and the crowds dispersed, we found that the 
snowstorm had extinguished the blazing mass of torches, and had 
deprived them of the chance of putting out a real live fire — an opportu- 
nity that is seldom offered in a German town. 

Herman B. Schmidt, Zeta Psi, '85. 

Cincinnati, Ohio, January i, 1895. 



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REV. JOHN C. S. WEILLS. 

John Christian Spielman Weills, son of Rev. Abraham Weills, was 
bom near Monongahela City, in Washington county, Pennsylvania, on 
the 17th of March, 1841. 

In the spring of 1859 he was enrolled as a student in the preparatory 
department of Washington College at Washington, Pennsylvania. In 
May of that year the Original Nu chapter was established, and in June, 
the next month, young Weills was made the first of its non-charter 
members, though he was still a junior in the preparatory department. 
Sigma Chi was not yet quite four years old when he enlisted in its 
ranks, and its roll-call had not yet reached a hundred names. Its tra- . 
ditions were few. To go outside the four college classes for members, 
if not encouraged, was not prohibited. At the opening of the next col- 
lege year, in September, it was determined that their **prep" member 
should be brought out, and accordingly he wore the badge of the frater- 
nity for a full year before entering the Freshman class. 

For more than five years he enjoyed the benefits of active fraternity 
if^. Rev. David C. Wilson, D. D., Rev. John C. Meloy, D. D., Rev. 
olin McC. Blayney, D. D., and others were the active leaders of Nu 
u Ting its early history, and he received a training in fraternity manage- 
i^nt from them which fitted him for the active part which he took in 
c-omoting the chapter's welfare after their graduation in i860. Always 
=: ^ ive in college politics, he led many a contest in behalf of Sigma Chi 
^x- her share of the various college honors, and he seldom failed in his 
f<z>rts. 

He took a deep interest in everything that tended to advance the 
^t:emity at large during the years i860 to 1864. A correspondence in 
^Gj with brother S. P. Mikesell, then a student at Pennsylvania Col- 
^^^) Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, resulted in a petition for a chapter. 
^rily four names appeared upon the petition, and the college was not 
"^^n as favorably known as it is today, but under his guidance it 
^^ceived affirmative action, and Theta was chartered. 

To have been instrumental in bringing about the establishing of 

'Theta, in the light of what has resulted therefrom — a chapter whose 

record for good work stands among the very first, and which has always 

been noted for its energy and devotion — must ever be to brother Weills 

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ters, within a year, were Theta's first moves in the line of fraternity 
extension. Her own chapter roll is lustrous with names that do honor 
to the cause. 

Several months after the chartering of Theta brother Weills entered 
Pennsylvania College as a student, but General Lee's invasion of Penn- 
sylvania in June of that year caused the suspension of the college, and 
he, with others of the students, formed a company and were sworn into 
the service as Co. A of the 26th Pennsylvania Volunteers. After a few 
months* service they were mustered out, ^nd he returned in the fall to 
Washington College to complete his studies. 

It was during his stay at Gettysburg that he first met the late Arch- 
deacon Henry L. Ziegenfuss, D. D. The acquaintance there begun 
ripened into a friendship that extended over thirty years — a friendship 
so real that each was more to the other than either was to his own kin- 
dred. 

In college he always maintained a high grade of scholarship and 
received the second honor at graduation. He was appointed by the 
faculty to deliver the salutatory address on commencement day, and 
was chosen by the members of his literary society to deliver the society 
valedictory. 

After graduation he enlisted in the ist U. S. Veteran Volunteer Engi- 
neers, and served until the close of the war as a topographical engineer. 
He then studied law and was admitted to practice, but without opening 
an office, at once entered upon the study of theology. He entered the 
Lutheran ministry, to which his father belonged, and served therein 
three years. In 1871 he became a clergyman of the Protestant Episco- 
pal Church, and since then his work has been chiefly in the Diocese of 
New York. 

He spent five years in Colorado, having sought that milder climate 
for the benefit of an ailing member of his family. While there he found 
the time to give to the gathering of the necessary data and the writing 
of the fifty or more historical sketches of the colleges in which our fra- 
ternity has or has had chapters, and which form an interesting part of 
our last Catalogue. 

While in Colorado — besides being rector of St. Andrew's, Manitou, 
that delightful summer resort — he held a number of important positions. 
He was an honorary canon of St. John's Cathedral in Denver, one of 
the Bishop's examining chaplains, secretary of the Diocese, registrar of 
the Diocese, and member of the cathedral chapter. He was chosen 
chaplain at the Grand Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic 
for the department of Colorado and Wyoming in 1890. He was a rep- 



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resentative to the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, which met at Baltimore in 1892. 

In December, 1892, brother Weills accepted the chaplaincy of Sing 
Sing Prison at Sing Sing, New York, which position he is now filling. 
He was elected vice-president of the New York Alumni Chapter at its 
last annual election; and by the death of Hon. Alfred Taylor on Decem- 
ber 9, 1894, the president, he became ex-officio president. 

No member of the fraternity stands more ready to do laborious serv- 
ice for it than does brother Weills. The magnitude of the work per- 
formed by him in writing the histories of the colleges for the Catalogue 
is only partly manifest by a glance at that volume. For besides the 
actual preparation of the manuscript, there was the much more tedious 
and arduous work of securing the material for the sketches and collating 
and condensing it in a shape and style suitable to a page of the Cata- 
logue. In the February number of the Quarterly for 1890, brother 
Weills summarized some of the results of this labor in an article on 
<< Sigma Chi in the Colleges." His memorial sketch of his old chum, 
the late Ven. Henry L. Ziegenfuss, S. T. D., in the last May number of 
the Quarterly, is a touching testimony to his loyalty to his dead 
friend's memory and to Sigma Chi. The fraternity cannot appreciate 
too highly the life and services of such men as brother Weills. Its full 
meed of gratitude feebly expresses its obligation to such a loyal son, 
whose innate modesty always places first his own obligations to the fra- 
ternity for the life-long friendships and social joys which it has given to 
him. 

Mr. Weills was married to Miss Katharine Isbister, of Niagara Falls, 
N. Y., on June 20, 1872. They have five children. The oldest was 
married last September to Rev. Chas. E. Deuel, rector of St. Michael's 
Church, Boise City, Idaho. One boy, John C. S. Weills, Jr., who is 
twelve years old, is preparing for Columbia College, where he hopes to 
become a Sigma Chi. 

John C. S. Weills has a brother who is also a member of the frater- 
nity. Dr. William M. L. Weills, a well-known physician of Harrisburg, 
Pennsylvania. Charles Alling, Jr. 

Chicago, January 25, 1895. 



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WHEN BARBS ARE SLEEPING. 
{^Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book.) 

AIR, '<OFT IN THE STILLY NIGHT." 

I — Oft in the stilly night, 
When peaceful barbs are sleeping 

And fitful visions bright 
Across their minds are creeping, 
They wake to hear 
With dread and fear 
The cries that ring together, 
**Oh, who am I? 
A Sigma Chi, 
A loyal Sig forever! " 

Chorus — Thus in the stilly night, 

When peaceful barbs are sleeping, 

The Sigs in wild delight 
The morning hours are keeping. 

2 — Now, many folks will say 
Such little sprees are shocking, 

These boys will all some day 
At Satan's door be knocking. 
They say one ought 
To think of naught 
But books while off at college. 
But they don't know 
How tired we grow 
In this wild chase for knowledge. 

Chorus — So in the stilly night, etc. 

3 — Ah, well, life's span is short. 
And college days are fleeting. 
Now is the time for sport. 
While youthful hearts are beating. 
These happy days 
And merry ways 
Will soon give place to sorrow. 
Be then today 
Light-hearted, gay, 
No heed take of the morrow. 

Chorus — For in the stilly night, etc. 

J. A. HoLP, Alpha Sigma. 



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BANQUET OF THE MILWAUKEE SIGMA CHIS. 

The alumni and undergraduate Sigma Chis of Milwaukee and vicinity 
athered, for their first annual banquet, around the festive board at the 
lotel Pfister, January 4, at 9:20 p. m. 

In the lobby we met our fellow-Greeks, the Chi Psis, who were also 
n for a jollification, and had, as it turned out, the banqueting hall 
cross from us. Many good wishes and hand-shakings were exchanged 
re we separated to our respective halls, but our intercourse did not end 
here; for one of the Sigs had discovered in the Evening Journal a short 
lotice stating that the Sigma Chis were to hold forth at the Pfister with 
lue ceremonies, and ending by giving the names of the Chi Fsi ban- 
lueters in toto. 

This was too good! A note of congratulation was forthwith com- 
)osed, expressing the wish that Chi Psi might enjoy the banquet pre- 
)ared for her by the JournaL To this was attached the aforesaid notice 
nd the waiter bore it away in triumph. 

Instead of awaiting developments, the doors of our * 'sanctum*' were 
ixown open, and there a surprise confronted us. For over the toast- 
taster's seat, on a background of blue and gold, blazed the letters 
igma Chi — with the white cross separating them — all in tiny incandes- 
ixit lights, the work of brother E. M. Dexter. **Who! who! who! am 
' " rang out in lusty approval, and then around the well-laden horse 
I oe the brothers found their places. 

At the request of toastmaster Eltinge Elmore, Omega, '72, the Rev. 
- A. Pollock, Alpha, '58, asked a blessing, after which the fun began, 
a- ch course was properly ended by a jolly Sig song, or sometimes two, 
■^ a goodly list was found at each plate. 

All felt especially grateful to brother Elmore for being present, as 
^ block in which his offices were situated had caught fire an hour pre- 
<^ns and was even then in flames. Brother Hoskins, Omega, '73, was 
-pt from us, as he feared his store would be the next to go, and so 
•*>3ed in the work of prevention. 

Chi Psi's reply now arrived, borne by three smiling heroes wreathed 
^ smilax. Loud was the merriment when brother Elmore read the 
^^es, <'The joke is yours, and the treat is on us." The treat consisted 
^^ a serenade by the << gentlemen of Ethiopian origen," as the Evening 
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Toastmaster Elmore was soon on his feet whipping up speeches and 
sandwiching them with his own graceful and ready wit. 

Rev. G. A. Pollock, the guest of the evening and centre of Sig attrac- 
tion, was the first to be called upon. Scarcely had the applause died 
away when brother Pollock was again on his feet, more youthful than 
ever. Said he, **I have something here, gentlemen, which I think will 
interest you all, and for that reason I brought it up with me tonight," 
and he took from his pocket a paper somewhat yellow with age. 
** When my nephew wrote, urging me to be with you tonight and to tell 
what I could of Sigma Chi at old Miami, I began to cast about me for 
some items of interest. With this thought in mind I commenced 
searching among my old letters and papers, and there stumbled upon 
this — the original ritual of Sigma Chi." 

Applause and high excitement followed this announcement, and 
**Who! who! who! am I?" was used as a safety valve. The speaker 
added, <<I do not know how it came into my possession, but at any rate 
here it is, and I shall pass it along, as I presume you all would like to 
see it." 

This incident was mentioned as follows in a Milwaukee newspaper a 
day or two later: 

A relic of interest to fraternity men made its appearance at the Sigma Chi dinner 
on Friday. The Rev. G. A. Pollock, the speaker of the evening, produced the second 
ritual of the fraternity. In 1855 the dozen D. K. £. men, who constituted the Miami 
University chapter of the fraternity, disagreed upon the question of college honors. Six 
remained in the D. K. £. and six founded the Sigma Phi. The new fraternity excited 
much opposition at first — so much, that some Beta Theta Pi men stole the first ritual, 
which they obtained by cutting open the trunk in which it was supposed to be secure. 
The second ritual was written to replace this and the name of the fraternity was changed 
to Sigma Chi. This second ritual, written in 1855, in cipher, by the charter members, 
is a curiosity. There are only three men living who ever knew the cipher, and they 
have probably forgotten it. The ritual has not been seen since i860, when it came into 
the possession of Mr. Pollock, who put it away among some old papers and forgot all 
about it until he happened to come across it a little while ago. 

The eagerness and interest manifested in examining the time-worn 
cipher and signatures made it somewhat difficult to get back to the 
speeches again, but brother Loyal Durand soon had the attention of all 
as he described the early struggles of Alpha Lambda. 

Adolph Rietbrocky with evident pleasure beaming from his eyes, 
responded to **The Joys of Matrimony," while Tallmadge Hamilton 
told in his energetic way of the growth and successes of '< Sigma Chi at 
Dartmouth." Sam. B. Durand vouched for the liveliness of *'The 
Western Sig," and how he was thriving at Leland Stanford, Jr. Ned 



BANQUET OF THE MILWAUKEE SIGMA CHIS. 107 

But trick responded to the * 'Lumber King" in anything but a lumbering 
style, and then came Stanley Parkinson with a laconic but laughable 
response to the **Baby Sig." 

Every one spoke. Happy reminiscences of * 'College Life," "Those 
Dear Sig Girls" (E. M. Dexter) and "Fair Sigma Chi" were touched 
upon by Harry Seymour, E. M. Dexter, W. H. Leitch, Martyn Warner, 
Heber Tibbitts, Harry Hayes, Carl Schreiber and Poyntelle Kemper. 

What a time it was! With more songs, plans for future banquets, 
and another good World's Fair — "Who! who! who am I?" et cetera, we 
dispersed at the "velvety" hour of 2:30 a. m., taking with us new enthu- 
siasm for the new year. 

Poyntelle Kemper, Alpha Lambda and Alpha Alpha, '92. 

Delafield, Wis., January 15, 1895. 

THE BABYHOOD OF SIGMA CHI. 
TOAST RESPONSE BY REV. G. A. POLLOCK, ALPHA, '58. 

When I pronounce the magic words, ** Sigma Chi," what a flood of 
memories rush across the lapse of more than a third of a century! 

This society, many of whose alumni and active members gather 
tonight for congratulation, for friendly communion and mutual pleasure, 
means little to the world at large. But to us — who appreciate its bene- 
fits, who have fought its battles and shared its triumphs, who have 
formed through it friendships more enduring than life — it means vastly 
more than words express. We are Greeks and have an appreciation of 
Greek fraternities. We are Sigma Chis, and every heart of every loyal 
Sig beats fullest and hardest at the mention and thought of the honor of 
the name. We have come from the office, the study, the place of busi- 
ness and the college to meet in social and intellectual fellowship. 

It affords me especial pleasure to be your guest, to revive memories 
of happy years gone by, to recall the associations, faces and friendships 
of former days; and particularly to make this happy acquaintance wifti 
you, my brothers, most of whom I have never met before. 

Oh, the friends, the friends of yore. 

My soul with joy remembers 
How like quivering flames they start 

When I fan the living embers 
On the hearthstone of my heart. 

This may be an appropriate occasion for congratulation among us 
all on the honorable and high standing of our fraternity. Its success 
and its attainments have been phenomenal. Its future is wide and 
broad enough for the highest ambition. 



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I confess to a considerable degree of pride (which we pulpiteers 
scowl at and frown upon sometimes) in having stood away back so near 
to the birth of the baby, the ** horning" of Sigma Chi, for it was yet in 
its swaddling clothes when I first knew it. 

I want to tell you something that perhaps some of you may not know 
— and I have no mean idea of the profundity of the knowledge of every 
Sig, for it used to be said away back in the 50' s that what a Sigma Chi 
did not know was not worth knowing. My story is that this baby was 
twice born — and I do not mean dead born nor still born either, for as 
you all know it has been a very lively child. The child was very much 
alive, and it has grown to a great stature. "The least of all seeds 
grown to be the greatest among trees.** I can hardly realize the mar- 
velous progress from the small beginning. It astonishes me and doubt- 
less every founder who is alive today. 

Of the birth and second birth I may speak. Away back in the year 
1855, at old Miami University— then in the zenith of her glory — eight 
young men (Jordan says six), who were connected with one of the col- 
lege fraternities, becoming dissatisfied with their environments, decided 
to withdraw, which they honorably did, and not finding any other Greek 
fraternity after their ideas, decided to found another order, with the 
parent chapter at the University and grant charters for other chapten 
at other colleges. Theirs was a noble ambition. They would rather 
stand alone than be second as followers in anything. They believed 
the order would be valuable should it extend no farther than old Miami 
for the maintenance of valuable friendships, the cultivation of social 
virtues, and the assisting each other in securing the rewards and prizes 
open to students of high intellectual and moral standing. These pur- 
poses obtained, and how great has been the success of the principles 
first in view, and how well they have been kept in view, time and the 
honorable fraternity have proven. At the birth an eight-pounder; came 
the christening, and the name was Sigma Phi. 

The organization of the society was a marked event at the Univer- 
sity. The Faculty inquired into the meaning of it, and assured of its 
honorable intentions, bade it God speed. Other societies frowned upon 
it and made open and secret war. To such an extent was the bitterness 
and animosity of the Beta Theta Pi society aroused that they feloniously 
broke into a trunk and stole the constitution, by-laws and all papers 
connected with the organization. They thought to crush and destroy; 
but, like truth crushed to earth, it rose again far more alive than before. 
A new constitution was adopted. There was a new birth and a new 
name given — Sigma Chi. All good great things are **born again." It 
was so, *'Ye must be born again." 



BANQUET OF THE MILWAUKEE SIGMA CHIS. 109 

Well, we lived down the opposition, forgave but watched our quon- 
dam enemies, and gave ourselves to our aim of standing first in college 
life, securing all the college and hall prizes possible, and lifting our fra- 
ternity into the foremost and front rank. We did. We got all we set 
out to do for ourselves, and we did something for others. We granted 
charters to Delaware, Ohio, Oxford, Miss., Jefferson at Cannonsburg, 
Pa. , and possibly one or two others the first two years. We were not 
so anxious to increase the number of chapters as to lay the foundations 
for the future by having chapters at first only in the best colleges. We 
did not by any means grant charters to all who sought them. We not 
only looked for colleges, but for men, men of ability, gentlemen. This 
was the fraternity spirit at the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. 
Those who began, builded better than they knew. What would be the 
exultation could there be a meeting tonight of the eight students who 
met and looked each other in the face and clasped hands, bound them- 
selves in the solemn bonds of a perpetual friendship, to think how the 
bounds had broadened and widened, **the lines having gone out in all 
the world," until now from one chapter there are chapters in nearly all 
the principal colleges, hundreds of undergraduates and more than four 
thousand members, among whom are found men of eminence and dis- 
tinction in all professions and walks of life — senators, judges, governors, 
congressmen, lawyers, clergymen, professors, physicians, teachers, busi- 
ness men — who were honored by membership in coKege and have hon- 
ored the society in the world. 

In the name of the honored founders, to whom I once stood so near, 
I send greetings to thousands of brethren, bound to us in the bonds of 
Sigma Chi by the chain of friendship which binds us together wherever 
we may be. What in the beginning gave us position and gave success, 
adhered to, will continue it— good character, ability, ambition and an 
unselfish disposition. * 'Gentlemen, and none others," said the lamented 
Jordan. "It is more important that we have but few chapters and have 
them good ones, a few members and noble ones, than many chapters 
and many members." 

Oh, what a floodgate of memories is opened as I mention the names 
of **Ike" M. Jordan, who stood easily first in ability and ambition; Ben 
P. Runkle — the sui generis of his class — bold, intrepid, wreckless gen- 
eral ; the gentlemanly Bell, whose bright eye and whose pen nothing 
worthy of note escaped; D. C. Cooper, piety for the group; J. P. Cald- 
well, who was full-fledged at eighteen, and whose spindle legs were said 
to be hollow all the way down when there was anything to eat or drink, 
especially the latter; Frank Scobey, the poet; Will Lockwood, the 
jurist; and Parrott, the well-rounded man. 



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Here's to the Sigma Chi fraternity! Let the middle and the end be 
as pure and powerful as the beginning, and the past progress be a 
prophecy of future greatness! 



WHEN MY COLLEGE DAYS GO BY. 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book.) 

TUNE, **WHEN SUMMER COMES AGAIN." 

I — There's a mug and a pipe and a song for me, 
A song for our jolly fraternity; 
Tune up your lyres — poke up your fires. 

Toss lexicons under the bed. 
Join in the chorus with vigor and vim. 
Sing till the stars of the heavens grow dim; 
Sing of her eyes — for they rival the skies, 

By their soft light we are led. 

Chorus — Sweet lass, fair lass. 

Love shall endure as the years pass. 
Never fear to trust me, 
For I am a Sigma Chi. 
Love's dream entrancing 
Keeps my poor heart a-dancing; 
We'll wander off together — when my college days go by. 

2 — Let Venus and Dido and Helen be thine. 
Yes, worship the nymphs in a silvan shrine; 
Steal if you can — the sweet heart of Pan, 

But they are not in it for me. 
If you really are seeking a maiden fair. 
Loyal and royal beyond compare. 
Sing of the lass — of the Sigma Chi class, 
Wearing the white cross for thee. 

Chorus — 

3 — In football and baseball and tennis galore 
The most vicious contests we greatly adore; 
Calculus dear — we most revere, 

And the Greek is a comforting thing. 
But when the soft moon is a-shining bright, 
And the nightingale sings to his mate at night. 
Steal off, my lad — the maid will be glad 

To hear you so tenderly sing. 

Chorus — 
George D. Harper, Zeta Psi, '91. 




Alfred Tayl< 



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ALFRED TAYLOR. 

"God's finger touched him, and he slept." 

— Tennyson^ In Memoriam. 

Even after this interval of time it is difficult to realize that the 
eloquent voice is hushed and the noble spirit fled from our presence 
forever. He had not been stricken with a long illness. Only two 
weeks before his death Alfred Taylor said to me, **I don't know why 
they have put me to bed. There is nothing serious the matter with me; 
in fact, I could be about today as easily as ever, but the doctor says I 
must stop work for two weeks, and then I shall be out again, unless'' — 
and it seems strangely prophetic now, for he ended his sentence with a 
sob — ** unless they carry me out.** At the time it seemed as if he were 
simply in a weak nervous state — the result of overwork — even his phy- 
sician supposing that he was suffering only from a derangement of the 
digestive functions, and that all would be well very soon. That very 
night it was discovered that he had been suffering for some time with 
what is known as Bright' s disease of the kidneys. From this time on 
until the Thursday preceding his death hopes were entertained that the 
disease might be mastered; but about noon of Thursday it became evi> 
dent to his physicians that the case was hopeless, and on Sunday morn- 
ing, December 9, 1894, he was released from his sufferings and entered 
into rest. 

It was after the display of weakness referred to and in response to 
some words of comfort that he added, "I am not afraid to die. My 
trust is in the Savior, and it is all right." Then followed a loving con- 
ference about those higher themes which cannot be recorded here, after 
which he entrusted the writer with some especial duties regarding the 
a.lumni dinner, shortly to be held, and which he still hoped he might 
pcDssibly attend, and we parted to meet no more in this world of part- 
in gs. 

At the alumni dinner, which was held a few nights afterward, this 
nncssage was sent to our absent president: 

"Your brethren surround you with thoughts of love, and while we miss your loving 
P^^sence and eloquent voice, we earnestly pray for your speedy recovery." 

Little did we dream how very near was the messenger who should 
^^ his convoy to the farther shore. 



112 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

To say that we were stunned, shocked, bereaved, is to utter words 
that have lost their power by their too common application. One of 
his law partners, coming into the office on the Monday after his death, 
said to another, ''This is a tragedy!" ''Yes," said the other, "that 
expresses it. " I have never known a death to affect more deeply a wide 
circle of friends. To one who knew him first as a boy in college, and 
who, through all these intervening years, has walked by his side in the 
warmest personal friendship and closest personal intimacy it has brought 
a shadow that will be lifted only by eternity. 

Many elements of his character prove to be interesting as a study 
and worthy of imitation. He owed his enviable position in life to no 
mere accident. What he became was largely the reward of those ster- 
ling and admirable traits of character which all recognized who knew 
him at all. He possessed the genius of hard work. But few men toiled 
more assiduously than did he. He has told me of frequent instances 
when, perplexed by the intricacies of some trying case, he had taken 
his books and papers home, and then, having worked until he was too 
weary to work longer in a sitting posture, he would stretch himself out 
upon the floor, and then read and work till, as morning approached, 
sleep finally mastered him. This course, pursued through the earlier 
years of his professional career, laid the broad and deep foundations of 
legal knowledge on which so much of his success was built. In the 
later years of his life he allowed himself more time for recreation, and 
yet if he erred at all, it was in the direction of overwork. He never 
neglected a cause that was once entrusted to him. 

He was generous. On account of his large-heartedness and gener- 
osity he was frequently imposed upon in spite of his native shrewdness. 
Naturally magnanimous, he refused to see in a professed friend or 
brother any sinister design accompanying the appeal to his sympathy 
and his purse. Many a beautiful deed of kindness, wrought by his 
hands and unrecorded on earth, has its abiding memorial on high. And 
yet withal, he was no spendthrift. In the intimacy of a private confer- 
ence he would proudly point to the fact that there had been no year of 
his active life in which he had not saved some money. He began, 
when he was a law clerk on twelve or fifteen dollars a week, conscien- 
tiously to lay aside a certain proportion out of every week's pay, and 
this process he carried through all the later years of his life, when his 
annual income ran far into the thousands of dollars. 

He was one of the most genial persons to be met anywhere. His 
personality attracted men. There was almost a suggestion of boyish- 
ness in the impulse with which he greeted others, and yet he was always 



ALFRED TAYLOR. 113 

dignified and courtly in his bearing. Often the expression of his geni- 
ality was the result of predetermined kindness. I have known him with 
hilarious affability to approach a company of undergraduates and act 
for awhile as if he were a boy among boys, and then, coming away and 
settling into quiet, he would say, *'Well, that made those fellows feel 
good. It does them good to be made something of; they feel then they 
are somebodies." A man who does things like this with such a motive 
has a big heart. This is not o|ily the expression of the true idea of our 
fraternity, it is the very essence of the religion of Jesus. The result 
was that Alfred Taylor knit himself into the very hearts and lives of 
men. He seemed to become a part of themselves. When they wanted 
a friend or a lawyer they sought him, and when he died they stumbled 
on bewildered under the sense of a great and nameless loss. 

As a speaker he was eagerly sought after on many public occasions. 
He was rhetorical rather than logical, and men liked to hear him. His 
grace of manner and the mellifluousness of his sentences charmed them. 
As an advocate at the bar he was effective largely because of the impress 
of his character. Even judges showed him a deference which was 
sometimes denied to his antagonists. 

His home was ideal in its happiness. He had been twice married. 
His first wife was Miss Josie Abraham, a woman of rare refinement and 
education, who died with her first babe in 1886. He was married again 
in 1 891 to Miss Dora L. Mangam, of ^ing Sing, a graduate of Packer 
Institute, Brooklyn, who has borne him two children, Margaret M. and 
Alfred. We must not enter with unhallowed feet into the sacredness of 
domestic grief. The lifted curtain of the home reveals a sorrowing 
widow and two beautiful children who sit alone in the shadow of a great 
cloud. 

He had given considerable attention to Masonry and had filled some 
high offices in the order. He had been Master of Crescent Lodge and 
Commander of Palestine Commandery. At his funeral service the 
members of Crescent Lodge were present in a body. 

He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University 
at the time of his death, and had aided his alma mater by generous 
gifts. At a meeting of the Board, held on the tenth of January, 1895, 
the following minute was adopted: 

"It having pleased Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, to remove from earth, since 
the last meeting of this Board, one of our number, Alfred Taylor, Esq., of New York, 
ive hereby record our sorrow in thns having l>een called to part with him, and our sin- 
cere sympathy with his stricken family. By his active and successful life Mr. Taylor 
reflected honor upon our University, of which he was an alumnus. As a member of this 



114 T^HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Board he was faithful to his trust and always ready to promote its interests. We will 
greatly miss his cheerful presence and gratefully cherish bis memory.*' 

The Faculty of Bucknell University, at a recent meeting, adopted 
and caused to be read the following: 

The Faculty of Bucknell University having heard with deep sorrow of the death of 
Alfred Taylor, LL. B., an alumnus and a Trustee of the institution, place upon record 
their gratitude for the helpfulness to the University involved in his life, and their sense 
of the loss it sustains in his death. 

Several of his teachers in the University, though no longer active in its instraction, 
survive their pupil to witness to the rare promise of his youth — the early development of 
the persuasive eloquence that marked him as an advocate ; the high sense of honor and 
the gentlemanly deportment, pledges of his wide social influence, and his large place in 
the confidence of his fellows. 

To one of our number, his classmate, the loss is especially severe, in that death 
sunders an intimate friendship, begun in school-days and maintained in increasing depth 
through the passing years. 

Mr. Taylor gave a life-long devotion to the institution that nourished his youth. 
Always in touch with its history and rejoicing in its progress, he contributed liberally to 
its needs, his time, his means, his influence. As a Trustee he was conspicuous by his 
sympathy with the aims and aspirations of the Faculty for the growth of the work 
entrusted to their hands. 

The University has lost a son of whose achievements she was justly proud, of whose 
yet greater promise she was constantly expectant; an officer who cherished high estimates 
of the value of education to the national and social welfare, and who illustrated in his 
character and career the ripened fruits of collegiate culture. 

Kappa chapter was always dear to his heart. All that belonged to 
its history and traditions — all that concerned its present progress — were 
parts of his life. In these words his college brothers speak: 

The Sigma Chi fraternity, and especially Kappa chapter, has suffered a heavy dis- 
pensation of Providence in the death of that eminent and devoted promoter and lover of 
the order, brother Alfred Taylor, Esq. , of the Class of 1866. 

He was a most lovable man ; to enumerate his friends was to call the roll of the 
University. He had high mental capacity and was a zealous student. Such work as he 
did in his University course could not fail to open wide the door to success in his profes- 
sion, so that his triumph in the calling he chose was anticipated in the judgment of all 
who knew him. 

His demise is a positive, indeed an irreparable loss to his chapter and fraternity. 
Those who heard his kindly voice in the annual festal hall will never cease to feel the 
inspiration he gave to the assembled brotherhood. He was dear to every man. Words 
can never tell the loss we feel. Sorrow pervades our ranks, and gloom will ever cast its 
shadow over us by reason of his absence. • 

We owe him much, and we shall ever feel that in him we were highly blest. 

J. T. Baker, '68. 
F. W. Wagner. 

A. C. ROHLAND. 

The public services of his funeral were held in the edifice of Calvar}' 



ALFRED TAYLOR. 115 

Baptist Church, of which he had for many years been a member. The 
address was delivered by Rev. R. S. Mac Arthur, D. D., and is said to 
have been an eloquent and appropriate utterance. It would have been 
the privilege of the writer of this sketch to pay the tribute of a life-long 
friendship on this occasion, but a serious illness kept him from this 
service of love. 

It was a pitiless day, that twelfth day of December, when they car- 
ried the body of Alfred Taylor to the cemetery at Sing Sing for its 
burial; the rain turned to sleet as it fell, and dashed in hurtling masses 
against the window-panes ; chill and harsh were the winds, and black 
was the sky. These were fit accompaniments to the transaction, for 
the souls of men were rent by mental conflict, and over all was the 
gloom of death. 

To the names of Chauncey B. Ripley and Henry L. Ziegenfuss the 
New York Alumni Chapter, when it makes up its necrology, adds that 
of Alfred Taylor. They were all presidents or vice-presidents of the 
chapter. Two of them had been college mates. They have finished 
the earthly curriculum and have graduated. To a heavenly roll, like 
Thackeray's hero, they answer '<adsum!" This rapid succession of 
deaths in our alumni chapter recalls the admonition of Longfellow: 

** Death never takes one alone, but two! 

Whenever he enters in at a door, 
Under roof of gold or roof of thatch. 
He always leaves it on the latch. 

And comes again ere the year is o'er.'' 

Those whom he has taken from us have been of the noblest and best. 
The following minute speaks for itself: 

MEMORIAL OP THE NEW YORK ALUMNI. 

When, at the last Annaal Banquet, the alumni of Sigma Chi mbsed the accustomed 
face of their old friend, and the recent initiates the long-looked-for greeting of the new 
President. Alfred Taylor, no forebodings darkened the festivity of the occasion. 

There was no thought that the shadow, which had come between his sunny presence 
and ourselves, was more than a summer cloud. Total eclipse in the meridian of his 
manhood was farthest from our thoughts when we sent, with cheer in our hearts, words 
of cheer to the couch from which he was never to rise. 

Nor can we yet make him dead. It is true that, as the busy days glide by. the 
warmth of our fraternal remembrance of him may cool, but it will be because of the 
compulsion of human circumstance over our own weak lives, rather than any lack of 
lasting power in his love-inviting character. 

"For each day brings its petty dust 
Our soon choked lives to fill, 
And we forget because we must, 
And not because we will." 



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On one day we can never forget him — that of our annual meeting. To those to 
whom every day is vacant because of the dear face and true heart and protecting arm 
that have passed forever, to his young wife and little children, we extend our deepest 
sympathy, and in evidence thereof, resolve that this expression of our regard be pre- 
sented to them as well as to the fraternity through the pages of the Sigma Chi Quar- 
terly. Francis A. Scratchlby, Zbta, '77. 

Jambs Mollis Wblls, Alpha Rho, '85. 

Frank L. Evans, Alpha Gamma, '92. 

Bryant Willard, Alpha Thbta, '92. 

Marion M. Millbr, Bbta, '85. 

This hastily penned memorial is ail too poor a tribute to one of the 
most royal of men. It is but a wretched garland that my hands have 
woven for his coffin. The best were none too good for him. He was a 
true, true friend. His life interpreted the white cross of Sigma Chi. 
He has passed on beyond the higher cross of Calvary to his crown. 

Theo. a. K. Gessler, Kappa, '64. 
New York City, January 15, 1895. 



HAIL— THE SUN! 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book ) 

TUNE, **GAUDEAMUS." 

Hail to thee, O Sigma Chi! 

Hallowed, true and tender. 
For the dawn o'er darkness bending 
Gives the pledge of day unending. 

Rise, O Sun, in splendor! 

On the zenith high emblazed 

Glows her glory shining. 
And the vine of friendship gloweth. 
Warmth and light each tendril knoweth. 

Heart with heart entwining. 

Never shall the shining fade 

Of thy day eternal, 
Truth and faith still brighter glowing. 
And each kindly virtue growing 

In thy light supernal. 

Theo. a. K. Gessler, Kappa, '64. 



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SIGMA CHI ENTERS COLUMBIA COLLEGE. 

For ** Columbia College in the city of New York" the future may be 
said to be bright in two directions. Before long it is to move upon the 
''Heights/' and a chapter of Sigma Chi has been established within its 
walls. 

It is difficult for those who enjoy college life in the full extent of the 
term to imagine a college existing under the conditions which govern 
Columbia. Its present location, planted as it is in the heart of a great 
city, hardly affords a chance for the development of that congenial fee 1- 
ing and college sentiment which is so prominent a characteristic of 
other universities. Columbia, it must be owned, resembles a large day 
school, where the students meet in the class-room after leaving their 
family breakfast tables. They return home in the afternoon, not to see 
each other until the next day. In other words, the very marrow of col- 
lege enjoyment — the most interesting side of university life — is lost at 
Columbia. Literary and other societies, of course, exist, and at their 
meetings the student may cultivate college acquaintanceships; but there 
is no actual necessity for his making friends with his fellow-students, 
and he may graduate after a four years' course scarcely known to Bis 
classmates. 

Greek fraternities flourish at Columbia ; but, as is remarked by Mr. 
Harris, Arts, '93, in an article on Columbia, from which much of the 
information here given is taken, << they fall far short of their avowed 
purpose." The same gentleman continues further on, "The fraternities 
have among their membership, as is the rule in the East, men of the 
wealthier class, and the fraternities are considered more as social func- 
tions than as societies for fraternal relationship, mutual aid and com- 
panionship. The meetings of the chapters are held at irregular inter- 
vals, and little but routine business done." 

The deficiency of college life and spirit so noticeable at Columbia is 
due, of course, to the absence of the dormitory system. It is certain 
that when Columbia moves from its present site, where it is terribly 
crowded, and where a mere scrap of dirt is called a campus — when the 
college shall be no longer forced to lease private dwellings in which to 
store away books and tutors — that in the atmosphere of Riverside Park 
it will prosper and expand, and prove a fertile field for the cultivation 
of friendship and congeniality. 



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A word concerning Columbia's past and present may serve to intro- 
duce us to brothers scattered over the country. 

The year 1754 ^^^ ^ charter granted for the establishment of King's 
College. Dr. Samuel Johnson was its president, and before the Revo- 
lution such names as John Jay and Alexander Hamilton were on the 
student roll. During the Revolution the work of the college was sus- 
pended, and it became a military hospital. 

In 1786 it was placed under state control and renamed Columbia. 
The son of the first president of King's became the first president of 
Columbia. The various schools were established at different times — 
the medical faculty in 1767, while a professor of law was provided for 
in 1793. The School of Mines — Columbia's scientific department — is 
one of the best equipped institutions in the world. It, together with 
the School of Arts— the college proper — and the Law School, is situated 
in the middle of the city of New York. The library is now badly 
cramped, but in spite of the inconvenience arising from the endeavor to 
store all the volumes — numbering some 100,000 — in their present quar- 
ters, it is among the most useful and popular in the city. 

Plans and models are already completed for the buildings to be 
erected on the new site of the college at Bloomingdale. It overlooks 
the Hudson, and is in the vicinity of Grant's Tomb. Around Columbia 
will be clustered Barnard, the University of the City of New York, and 
the Teachers College. 

On another page will be found an account of the initiation of the 
Columbia chapter of Sigma Chi and their subsequent glorious introduc- 
tion to the fraternity at the Annual Thanksgiving Banquet of the New 
York Alumni Chapter, held on the same evening as the initiation. As 
one of the neophytes remarked, whom the events preceding the dinner 
had evidently demoralized, <<The whole affair was most .Significant and, 
on the whole, a Sigml success." At any rate, the Nu Nu chapter 
started on its career under the happiest circumstances, and its members 
will not soon forget the occasion when they clasped hands for the first 
time with a hundred or more brothers. 

Seven men — three seniors, one junior and three freshmen — were ini- 
tiated on November 28, and the chapter is strengthened by the addition 
of half a dozen Sigs who are studying at Columbia and have affiliated 
themselves with Nu Nu. 

Brothers W. M. Weaver, Jr., and Webster Wagner, '98, Arts, and 
brother Joseph U. LePrince, '98, Mines, have their records yet to make. 
They are all three good bright men, and will work for the welfare of 
Sigma Chi. 



SIGMA CHI ENTERS COLUMBIA COLLEGE. 119 

Brother Joseph P. Smyth, Jr., '95, Arts, took honors in German in 
his freshman year (he has since mended his ways), and besides being a 
member of the Barnard Literary Society, is first vice-president of the 
College Photographical Society. 

Brother Charles F. Buckley, '95, Arts, was secretary and treasurer 
of the Shakespeare Society, '93-' 94, and last year was critic of the Bar- 
nard. He is treasurer of the Photographical Society, and is this year 
taking a course in the College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

Brother Edward Hamilton Daly, '96, is a member of the Philalexian 
Literary Society and secretary of the Shakespeare Society. He is also 
treasurer of his class. 

Brothers F. Hedley Jobbins, and B. Palmer Carter formerly of Alpha 
Omicron, are members of the class of '95, Mines. The latter served on 
the class committee on athletics, '93-'94. 

Brothers Walter F. McCabe, Alpha Zeta, '92, Geo. Boiling Lee, 
Zeta, '92, D. W. Layman, Rho, and brother H. F. Owsley are studying 
in the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Brother Francis £. Brewer, 
Alpha Phi, '92, is taking a post-graduate course at Columbia. 

The chapter is certainly young yet, and must proceed cautiously 
along the path which will in time enable it to stand on a par, at least, 
^with the many others which are in Columbia. 

If good advice and the friendliest possible interest manifested in its 
^vrelfare by older brothers, coupled with zeal and earnestness on the part 
of its members, can place the Nu Nu chapter of Sigma Chi where it 
belongs — in the front rank — it will certainly arrive there; and in not 
such a very long time, either. Edward Hamilton Daly. 

New York City, N. Y., December 31, 1894. 

THE INITIATION OF THE COLUMBIA CHAPTER AND THE 
BANQUET OF THE NEW YORK ALUMNI. 

Twenty-Eighth street. New York, between Broadway and Sixth 
^.irenue, is familiarly known as the **Rialto." This name used to be 
«i.pplied to that strip of Fourteenth street south of Union Square and in 
^font of the Morton House and the old Union Square Theatre; but the 
Construction of so many new theatres on or near Broadway between 
Twenty-Third and Forty-Second streets, the "Tenderloin" district, has 
sliifted the histrionic centre uptown to its present position. 

Here, on this little block, hardly so long, some one has said, as an 
Ocean liner, may be found all-night restaurants, all-Sunday bar-rooms, 
a^nd an all-round theatrical business of costumers, dramatic agencies, 
^nd little rehearsal theatres. 



I20 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

In one of these latter places, two-thirds stage and one-third parquet, 
up at the top of the house, the alumni of Sigma Chi assembled on 
Thanksgiving Eve to witness a play the like of which, I venture to say, 
had never before been performed there, however awful may have been 
the comedies or amusing the tragedies rehearsed upon its boards. 

It was about half past six in the evening when we threaded our way 
through the lounging ''professionals" on the street, climbed three flights 
of stairs, knocking at each door on the way, thinking from the noise 
within that the initiation had already begun, and reached the waiting 
and nervous neophytes. 

The ceremonies were quickly begun. They were very uproarious, 
to keep in character with the surroundings, very impromptu, as un- 
doubtedly many performances on that stage had been before, and with 
an absolute dearth of properties and, I may say, proprieties. In fact, 
the neophytes had to **put up the props,*' though they can never com- 
plain that they were ** handled without gloves." They, on their part, 
conducted themselves admirably from debut to denouement^ and received 
the merited applause of the whole audience. In fact, the spectators 
were so enthusiastic that at times they climbed over the footlights and 
carried away favorite performers on their shoulders. 

Brother Pechin, from Boston, said he had never before witnessed 
such a cultured exhibition; in fact, he was so delighted with it that he 
desired an encore. Brother Conklin, however, who was managing the 
ceremonies, decided that the first performance was a sufficient run, and 
accordingly presented the actors with highly appreciated souvenirs in 
the form of elegant flasks of smelling salts. 

At the close of these active ceremonies, when Dr. Scratchley, expert 
in sanity of Ward's Island, and brother Weills, chaplain of Sing Sing, 
had pronounced upon the new brothers, still flushed with their success 
but ''blinded" a little as to the outcome, they were turned over XO 
brother Gessler for final instructions. Now, although brother Gessle^ 
is a Baptist clergyman, owing to the lack of water in the "Tenderloin,'^ 
despite the presence of so many "tanks," the ceremonies had to con ^ 
elude with rather dry ablutions. In ritual the doctor was letter-perfect ^ 
needing neither libretto nor prompter. Indeed, his address was mor^^ 
than the formal charge. It seemed to have all the inspiration of th^^ 
fraternity founders, coming orally as it did from one of our earlies 
members. 

Imbued thereby with a sense of the deeper meanings of the order 
the new members adjourned with the older to the Arena, a popular col 
lege restaurant near by, to taste the more material delights of the fra 
ternal relation. 



SIGMA CHI ENTERS COLUMBIA COLLEGE. 121 

Thanks to brothers Fisher, Evans, and Conklin of the dinner com- 
mittee, Sigma Chi had ''scooped" a Harvard crowd by getting the long 
room adorned with flags and insignia of American colleges, and with 
pictures of college sports. 

The Harvard men were in a neighboring room, and, through the 
mixing qualities of our Boston Tech men, especially toward the close of 
our banquet, fraternized with us in a very entertaining manner. In a 
speech of one sentence, which took twenty minutes to deliver and ended 
with liquid refreshment in lieu of a predicate, their chosen representa- 
tive lauded the ''Nonchalance of Sigma Chi" in a manner to disprove 
utterly the charge of "Hawvahd indif'awnce," and to suggest that the 
old college is thoroughly worthy of the consideration of our fraternity in 
the question of eastern extension. 

The absence of our new president, Alfred Taylor, was especially 
regretted by the newer men, though he was greatly missed by the older 
members, who had never known an annual dinner without his wit and 
welcome. 

Brother Gessler was in his chair of honor, and read the messages of 
fraternal regard sent from and to the sick man's couch. By him were 
brothers Weills and Weikert, main props of our fraternity since three 
out of our four original pillars of the chapter have fallen. The histori- 
cal reminiscences of brother Weills and brother Robert A. Townsend, 
another early Sigma Chi, were highly appreciated by all save the frater- 
nizing Boston crowd, who were too busy "bridging the chasm'* with the 
Harvard men to care for stories of the reconciling fraternity of Sigma 
Chi in the old war days. 

To call back their enthusiasm, brother Mcintosh, who had been 
scribbling some verses on his menu card, sang them in the same mellow 
tones that had held a Bowery audience in their spell until Chauncey 
Depew should arrive. They were to the same tune some of us heard in 
Chicago in '93 at the White Horse Inn. 

"WILL YEZ ALL BE WID ME?" 

AIR, "WILL YBZ ALL BE WID MB WBBN I TACKLE PADDY PLYNN ? " 

Tonight we're all assembled here, a lot of Sigma Chis, 

To do oar best to have a bully time; 
In looking 'round the table, boys, I'll say there are no flies 
On those who'll help me out here with my rhyme. 
Most of us up here are "Dids," 
Most of yon'ze down there are kids, 
But in time the hair will drop o£f of your head. 
So while yez has the power 
To shout this blessed hour, 
Come join me in a shout to wake the dead. 



122 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Chorus— Will yez all be wid me when we praise old Sigma Chi? 

(All shoat) We— will. 
Will all of yez shout, or will yez try? 
(Again) YU! 
Well, let us all be there, 
We'll throw o£f every care, 
And we'll all be boys together till the mom— in'. 

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, and maybe I'll give thanks, 

If Pennsylvania wins the football game, 
And if they don't, I'll promise you, I'll have no use for banks, 
Because my pocketbook will be quite lame. 
That's the finest game on earth, 
Makes you show just what you're worth, 
Wins the girls and fills your eyes up full of mud. 
If I had a boy in college, 
I'd like him to have the knowledge 
Of the way to throw a man down with a thud. 

Chorus — 

In looking 'round this table here there is great food — for thought 

As well as what you find upon your plates. 
And while you're in this city here, you never, never ottght 
To let yourselves procure a pair of skates. 
The police all want a chance 
Just to grab you by the pants. 
And steer you to the wagon — then the jail. 
There'll be no mercy shown. 
And when your money's blown. 
You'll find how hard it will be to get bail. 

Chorus — 

At the close of the song brother Mcintosh said, ''As you leave thi^ 
place you will see before you two streets, one a dark and narrow anct 
straight way (Thirty-First street), at the end of which in letters of ligl^*- 
is the word 'Life' (sign of 'Life' Publishing Co.), and the other a broa(f 
and brilliant path (Broadway), leading down to the Tenderloin but end' 
ing at the Lexow Committee. Now, boys, you ought to take the first, 
and I advise you to, but privately I tell you, when this dinner breaks up 
I am going down Broadway.'* 

So off the whole crowd went, dominie and college boy, down Broad* 
way, separating by groups and couples and individuals for their homes 
and hotels. And Burr, for all his professed bohemianism, was the first 
to break away down the quiet side street to his room in the Waldorf to 
finish an act in his play of "College Days." 

And the blessed thing about college life is that its fun, after all, is 
more fraternal than foolish, and its bohemianism more "bold" than 
"bad" in its bravado. 



SIGMA CHI ENTERS COLUMBIA COLLEGE, 



123 



Uowing is a list of those present: 



5. A. K. Gessler, D. D., 
'64. 

homson, Delta Delta/94. 
illard, Alpha Theta, '92. 
. S. Weills, Original Nu, 

Weikert, Theta, '71. 
inson, Mu, '90. 

F. Weltod, Eta Eta, '94. 

Dickey, Alpha Phi, '95. 
•'ranchot, Alpha Phi, '96. 
es. Alpha Phi, '96. 
tchford. Alpha Alpha, '96. 
sson, Alpha Phi, '97. 
Kremer, Omicron, '97. 
vin, Omicron, '97. 
ockran, Omicron, '96. 
mdis, Omicron, *96. 

Omicron, '97. 
. Titus, Theta, *74. 
jbbard, Alpha Rho, *88. 
lin. Alpha Theta, '95. 
af. Alpha Theta, '97. 
ss, Alpha Theta, '94. 
. Townsend, Kappa, '64. 
:is A. Scratchley, Zeta, 

:henck. Alpha Delta, '88. 
:Cabe, Alpha Zeta, '92. 
res, Gamma, *83. 
nburg, Alpha Alpha, '92. 
yth, Alpha Rho, '89. 
lis, Alpha Phi, *92. 
nsbee. Alpha Phi, *94. 
. Opdyke, Jr., Upsilon, 

>. Homer, Alpha Rho, '98. 
\rrison, Alpha Rho, *98. 
iindey. Alpha Rho, '97. 
eeler, Alpha Rh6, '95. 



Dr. Chas. Grandy, Psi, '89. 
Burr Mcintosh, Phi, '84. 
W. K. Damuth, Theta, '91. 
John W. Dixon, Alpha Epsilon, 

Arthur Dillon, Alpha Theta, '92. 
B. P. Carter, Alpha Omicron and 

Nu Nu, '95. 
O. L. Sigafoos, Theta, '94. 
Norman Landis, Omicron, '94. 
Hiram D. Lingle, Delta Delta, '93. 
Dudley T. Lyall, Alpha Delta, '88. 
George Boiling Lee, Zeta and Nu 

Nu, '96. 
Marion M. Miller, Beta, '85. 
Charles W. Humrichouse, Theta, 

'94. 
W. H. Burtner, Jr., Theta Theta, 

'94- 
Dr. E. P. Hayward, Alpha Epsi- 
lon, '91. 

E. W. Herrick, Alpha Theta, '88. 
H. F. Owsley, Nu Nu, '96. 
William M. Weaver, Jr., Nu Nu, 

'98. 

F. Hedley Jobbins, Nu Nu, '95. 
Webster Wagner, Nu Nu, '98. 
J. A. LePrince, Nu Nu, '98. 
Joseph P. Smyth, Jr., Nu Nu, '95. 
Charles F. Buckley, Nu Nu, '95. 
Edward H. Daly, Nu Nu, '96. 
Roderick P. Fisher, Alpha Kappa, 

'88. 
Wm. H. Peer Conklin, Alpha Phi, 

'95. 
Frank L. Evans, Alpha Gamma, 

'92. 

F. E. Brewer, Alpha Phi, '92. 

G. F. Holland, Lambda, '95. 
Julian Thornley, Psi, '89. 



124 ^^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

W. G. Irwin, Rho, '89, of Columbus, Indiana, came in at the close 
of the dinner and responded for the western Sigma Chis. 
Letters of regret were received from 

Reginald Fendall, Epsilon, '64, of Washington, D. C, Grand Consul of 

the fraternity. 
Alfred Taylor, Kappa, *66, of New York City. 
David Porter Leas, Kappa, '63, of Philadelphia. 
Prof. P. M. Bickl^, Theta, '66, of Gettysburg, Pa. 
Dr. E. E. Montgomery, Mu, '71, of Philadelphia. 
Geo. C. Coon, Mu, '72, of Elizabeth, N. J. 
Ward R. Bliss, Kappa, '74, of Chester, Pa. 
W. W. Baylor, Alpha Kappa, '88, of Scran ton. Pa. 
Judge Howard Ferris, Mu, '76, of Cincinnati, Ohio. 
A. K. Leuckel, Alpha Rho, '87, of Trenton, N. J. 
Rev. Thos. S. Samson, Epsilon, '64, of Portland, Me. 
Alfred I. Dupont, Alpha Theta, '86, of Wilmington, Del. 
W. A. Hiester, Omicron, '64, of Buffalo, N. Y. 
Colin E. King, Rho, '81, of New York City. 
Chas. T. Murray, Lambda, '69, of Philadelphia. 
Dr. Rob't Farnham, Epsilon, '64, of Washington, D. C. 
R. E. Lee, Jr., Zeta, 'go, of Washington, D. C. 
Dr. J. Herbert Claiborne, Psi, '83, of New York City, 

Marion M. Miller, Beta, '85. 
New York City, January 25, 1895. 



EDITORIAL. 125 



Editoirial. 

THE CHAPTER HOUSE QUESTION. 

One of the most hopeful signs that Sigma Chi is pushing the policy 
f internal development and fortifying the points of vantage already 
ron, is the quite general fight now being made for the erection of chap- 
sr houses. A good deal has been accomplished, but much more 
smains to be done. In fact, we have reached a critical condition in 
3gard to the chapter house question. The time has come when we 
xust build houses for several chapters, whose rivals all occupy their 
wn homes, or we will lose our hard-earned prestige at those institu- 
ons. 

It is gratifying to read the encouraging news in Alpha Phi's letter in 
[lis issue that a house at Cornell is becoming more assured every day. 
ilpha Alpha deserves great credit for the plucky fight it has made at 
lobart, and it is to be hoped that the fraternity will come to the aid of 
lis worthy and lusty young stripling and assure the retention of its 
andsome house. Two good houses at such close points as Ithaca and 
ieneva. New York, would be a tower of strength to our cause not only 
\ progressive Cornell and the venerable Episcopalian college, but 
rould do us good all through the East. Alumni, these houses are 
eeded; in fact, for the permanent high standing of these chapters 
lOuses are indispensable. 

We understand that the Eta Eta men are planning to build a house 
it Dartmouth. That, too, is a good move. Of the other chapters in 
lie first province Theta owns its handsome lodge; Alpha Theta, Massa- 
:liusetts Institute of Technology, Alpha Chi, Pennsylvania State Col- 
ege, and Alpha Rho, Lehigh University, occupy rented houses; and 
^psilon, Kappa, and Omicron, three old war horses, will undoubtedly 
ot be behind their rivals in building, and on the contrary ought to lead 
leiii; Nu Nu at Columbia College ought to put on its short clothes in 
house. 

The second province is composed of the chapters in Virginia and at 
'G University of North Carolina. In this region the chapter house 
'Stem has not made so much progress as in the New England states, 
^'W York, and Pennsylvania. But we have a strong alumni member- 
^p in Virginia, and it is loyal, too. If the next Grand Chapter is held 



126 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

in that state, chapter house building will undoubtedly be stimulated as 
one of the ultimate results of the enthusiasm engendered. 

The third province finds us in Ohio and Kentucky. Mu has talked 
of a house at Denison University, and when Gamma grows stronger 
numerically something will probably develop from its plans for a house. 
Our chapters at Ohio State, Cincinnati, Miami, Centre, and Kentucky 
State are full of power, and the older of them ought to take action on 
the subject at once if they have not done so already. 

In Indiana, the fourth province, Chi owns its tasteful home at Han> 
over, and Delta Delta has procured plans for an elaborate and beautiful 
house at Purdue, which deserve the earnest consideration and generous 
support of all of its active and alumni members. Lambda at Indiana 
University, Xi at De Pauw, and Rho at Butler have unusually hand- 
some halls, and the alumni aid given in their expensive fittings shows 
that it is in good training for support to house-building. 

In the fifth province, Alpha Pi owns its substantial lodge on the 
campus of Albion College; Omega has pledged several thousand dollars 
for a good house; ex-Grand Consul Orville S. Brumback, of Toledo, 
holds notes for over a thousand dollars for a house at the University of 
Michigan; Kappa Kappa is earnestly canvassing the question at the 
University of Illinois; Alpha Zeta at Beloit and Alpha Lambda at the 
University of Wisconsin occupy good houses, and know the value of 
the system. Alpha Iota at Illinois Wesleyan ought to begin to pull the 
wires. 

In the sixth province. Alpha Beta at the University of California, 
and Alpha Omega at Stanford know today what it is to live in chapter 
houses; Alpha Upsilon at Los Angeles has agitated the question and is 
only awaiting its opportunity, for it is quite a young chapter in a young 
institution. Alpha Xi ar the University of Kansas and Alpha Epsiloti 
at the University of Nebraska are good western '*rustlers" and ought to 
be in the vanguard in the building of houses. 

In the seventh province, Eta at the University of Mississippi, Alpl^* 
Omicron at Tulane, and Alpha Nu at the University of Texas are "^^ 
allowing themselves to be outstripped by the young giant Alpha Psi '^ 
Vanderbilt, which is making strenuous efforts to build its own hou-^ ^' 
The Vanderbilt fellows have gotten about everything they ever we^ ^ 
after, and we sincerely recommend their enterprise to the co-operati^^^^ 
of the fraternity. 

In some of the institutions where we have made no efforts towa^^" 
the occupation of houses, the system may be impracticable and unde5=^'* 
rable. But in such, a lodge might be a good means of insuring the st- 



EDITORIAL, 127 

ty and efficiency of the chapter. The time for action in some chap- 
j, where no action has as yet been taken, has undoubtedly arrived. 
In those chapters, where the effort to secure a house or lodge is 
ag made, it deserves the warmest encouragement on the part of the 
tnni. Every one can do something. A few large subscriptions are 
irable, of course, to give confidence in the start, but if every alumnus 
. do what he can when the appeal reaches him, no matter how small 
aid may be, all of the houses now planned can be secured. Chas. 
Eldridge of Delta Delta suggests that any alumni who can give only 
jer amounts, but who wish to be remembered by their gifts, can put 
m into the shape of mantel-pieces or other interior furnishings, with 
ir names engraved thereon, if that be preferred by the donors. Sub- 
iptions of twenty-five dollars, or even less, may seem small, but sup- 
e they can be gotten from a majority of our four thousand alumni? 
at amount, together with five hundred dollar and larger subscriptions 
:ch can always be secured from a few loyal men of large means, 
lid insure the building of all the houses we are now working for. 
imni, do not turn a deaf ear to these appeals. The fraternity has 
le a good deal for you, has been the means of many a noble friend- 
p and happy hour of sociability. Will you not do what you can to 
w your appreciation of what Sigma Chi has been and is to you? 
After you have given what you can speak a good word to the fellows 
I knew when you were in college. They depend on your endorse- 
Qt and enthusiasm in such matters as this more than you think they 
One exhortation from you may be worth more than fifty printed 
:ulars from the active chapter, which is always struggling against 
ay discouragements and needs your friendly aid among your old 
ims. Let us do what we can for one chapter at least. We may not 
able to help them all. But let us do all we can for every worthy 
>rt to put Sigma Chi under its own roof the college world around. 



THE NEXT GRAND CHAPTER. 

The letters from active chapters in this issue reveal quite a diver- 
ace of opinion as to the best time and place for the holding of the 
xt grand chapter. But perhaps out of this expression of opinion fur- 
ir suggestions will be made to the Grand Council which will clarify 
- situation. 

Gen. Ben P. Runkle, Alpha, '57, suggests that the meeting be held 

Los Angeles, Calif., where a ball, banquet, and excursion over the 

^rounding country will be provided for the visitors. But the Grand 



128 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Triumvirs are of the opinion that the general sentiment of the fraternity 
does not favor a California convention at this time. 

William J. Price of Zeta Zeta suggests that as Sigma Chi will be 
forty years old on June 20, 1895, ^ convention at Cincinnati, where the 
first one was held, would be the most fitting celebration of the comple- 
tion of the fourth decade of the fraternity's history. The Kentucky, 
Indiana and Ohio chapters especially seem to take kindly to the idea of 
a Cincinnati meeting. 

But several alumni of Richmond, Virginia, are becoming interested 
in securing the meeting for that city, and, from present indications 
(February 7), an invitation will probably be received soon from that 
city. 

The contest seems to have narrowed really to Richmond and Cincin- 
nati, the former of which entertained us last twenty years ago, and the 
latter ten years ago. Every member of the fraternity is requested to 
express his opinion on this matter to the Grand Tribune, who will see 
that the Grand Council has the benefit of all suggestions which may be 
made. 

Since the foregoing paragraphs were written Grand Praetor George 
D. Harper of the Third Province has written: **I would much prefer to 
see our next convention held at some summer resort. It would not be 
desirable to hold it in Cincinnati this spring." 

Unless an invitation is received, therefore, from the alumni of Rich- 
mond or Philadelphia, within a month or less time, it would seem that 
the only plan remaining to the Grand Council is to call the Grand 
Chapter together in July or August at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. 
(where Dr. Francis A. Scratchley, of New York, could be of great serv- 
ice in making necessary arrangements), or at Asheville, North Carolina, 
as is suggested in Eta's chapter letter in this issue. Some definite 
announcement must be made as soon as possible, Richmond and Phila- 
delphia, shall we wait on you? 

CHANGE IN GRAND QUAESTOR'S ADDRESS. 

Members of the fraternity will please note that the address of the 
Grand Quaestor has been changed from 30 Reaper Block to Lock Box 
769. This has been rendered necessary on account of the Graflo 
Quaestor's temporary absence from Chicago. Remittances and ^ 
other communications should still be made out in the name of Joseph 
C. Nate, Grand Quaestor, and prompt attention will be given to tb^ 
business by brother L. L. Loehr, who is performing the duties of tb^ 
office during brother Nate's absence. 



LE TTERS FR OM ALUMNI CHA P TERS. 1 29 



Liettet's ivoxn Alumni Chapteirs. 

PHILADELPHIA ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

On the evening of Thursday, January 31, the Philadelphia alumni of 
Sigma Chi held their third annual banquet at the University Club. 
Despite the energetic efforts of the committee to obtain a large attend- 
ance the gods were unkind, and bad weather, the grippe and the small- 
pox scare deprived many a Sig of a good time. It must be remembered 
too that all Sigs are very busy men, and that so to time a banquet as to 
enable them all to come is an impossibility. To gather even some of 
them is a victory of no mean proportion, as anyone who has ever served 
on a dinner committee*will attest. 

The feast was.prepared^and the guests invited. Twenty-two answered 
'*here" when their names were called. In solemn silence these twenty- 
two sat down and silently worked their jaws. Such a pace, however, 
was unnatural — a sort of calm before the storm. Gradually the potent 
influence of the swallowed oyster and bird and the many unpronounce- 
able French things began to be felt. The brothers smiled and looked 
around, then talked and laughed, and finally roared. Then the fun 
began. Every soul of those twenty-two made a speech, and some even 
wanted to speak twice. Many were the stories told, many the jokes 
cracked, and when finally the last cigar was gone, the bottle empty and 
the last speaker heard, we paid the bill, and like the schoolboy crawled 
unwillingly away. 

Those present were: O. B. Dickinson, D. M. Lowrey, D. P. Leas, 
M. R. Minnich, A. K. Leuckel of Trenton, Dr. E. E. Montgomery, Dr. 
McMasters, S. B. Opdyke, V. S. Anderson, S. L. Ziegler, A. P. Willis, 
R. P. Fisher of New York, J. J. Taylor, A. Dupont, A. Bertolette, Dr. 
W. S. Stewart, H. B. Morse, C. Kirmer, Dr. W. V. Van Lennep, T. 
Field, H. B. Fowler, and Howard Fisher. 

Before the dinner we held our annual election, which resulted in the 
choice of Rufus C. Shapley for president; Dr. W. S. Stewart, first vice- 
president; D. P. Leas, second vice-president; Thomas Field (1823 
Spruce street), corresponding secretary; W. B. Abbey, recording secre- 
tary; and W. R. Hoch, treasurer. During the meeting there was some 
animated discussion relative to the Quarterly, the point being empha- 
sized that the alumnus has no time to read the magazine, and therefore 
should not be compelled to take it, and these sentiments were expressed 



I30 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

by men whose loyalty is unquestioned. It seems to me that action 
should be taken upon this matter in the near future, so that members of 
alumni chapters shall not be forced to take the Quarterly. 

Albert P. Willis, 
Philadelphia, February 8, 1895. {Retiring) Secretary, 

WASHINGTON ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

One of the most enjoyable meetings of the Washington Alumni 
Chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity took place on Thursday evening, 
February 7, 1895, at the residence of brother G. N. Acker, 913 i6th 
street, N. W. It was the sixth annual meeting of the chapter, and the 
annual election of officers. was held. Notwithstanding the stormy night 
the meeting was well attended. 

The absence of Grand Consul Fendall was deeply regretted. But 
having just recovered from a recent illness, he .left a few days ago for 
Florida for his health. We were fortunate in having Grand Praetor 
Robert E. Lee, Jr., with us, and also expected brother Sam R. Ireland, 
Congressman Lafe Pence, and ex-Grand Praetor John B. McPherson, 
but owing to the extremely stormy night they did not appear. 

The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Dr. G. N. 
Acker, Theta; Vice-President, Theo. W. Noyes, Epsilon ; Secretary, 
Fred. W. McReynolds, Delta Chi; Treasurer, Wm. J. Acker, Theta; 
Historian, Reginald Fendall, Epsilon. Executive Committee : Dr. 
Robert Farnham (chairman). Dr. G. N. Acker, Wm. J. Acker, Fred. W. 
McReynolds, Theo. W. Noyes, Robert E. Lee, Jr., and Reginald Mun- 
son. Delegate to the next Grand Chapter, Dr. Robert Farnham; alter- 
nate, Dr. G. N. Acker. 

The subject of the next convention was fully discussed, and all 
seemed to favor Richmond, Va. , as the place for the next meeting, and 
at a time when the weather is warmer. 

After the adjournment of the meeting Dr. Acker invited the chapter 
to partake of a bounteous supper. The. menu was all that anyone could 
desire, and the table was beautifully decorated. 

After the inner man was fully sustained we returned to the parlors, 
and spent a most delightful evening. Some engaged in playing whist, 
some in euchre, while others gathered around in groups and told stories 
of good old college days and of their advent into the fraternity. It was 
a happy family, and all went merry as the marriage 'bells. It was in 
**the wee small hours'' when we dispersed and started out to face the 
fierce blizzard, for home, with our hearts warm for our dear old Sigma 
Chi. 



LETTERS FROAf ALUMNI CHAPTERS, 131 

The Washington Alumni Chapter has had many pleasant meetings, 
but this one surpassed them all. The following brothers were elected 
is members of the chapter: S. R. Ireland, Theta Theta; brother Lunt, 
Alpha Phi; J. R. A. Linke, Alpha Phi; and Cecil H. Moor, Zeta. 

The following were present: 
Dr. G. N. Acker, Theta. C. H. Moor, Zeta. 

F. W. McReynolds, Delta Chi. J. R. A. Linke, Alpha Phi. 

Wm. J. Acker, Theta. Brother Lunt, Alpha Phi. 

k. B. Duvall, Epsilon. Perry Hay, Rho. 

Rob't Farnham, Epsilon. G. L. Edmunds, Epsilon. 

Maj. S. H. Walker, Epsilon. M. Thompson, Epsilon. 

A. A. Lipscomb, Epsilon. A. Wilson, Epsilon. 

Rob*t E. Lee, Jr., Zeta. O. Bailey, Kappa. 

Dr. R. Munson, Beta. • Wm. K. Ward, Epsilon. 

Dr. E. L. Tompkins, Psi. C. L. Parker, Epsilon. 

Robert Farnham, M. D., Epsilon, '64. 

Washington, D. C, February 8, 1895. 



GAMMA GAMMA. 

Our college life is swiftly passing. 
Life's toils will soon reach us as men. 

Yet in our hearts shall ever linger 
Sweet memories of the loyal ten. 

Shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart. 
Through sunshine and through cloudy weather, 

We*ve lived our life and played our part; 
Our joys and sorrows met together. 

If laurels rested on our brows. 
Or we were crowned with some success. 

With friendship stronger than our vows 
We joined in each one's happiness. 

But if at times gloom made life dark. 
With trials and sorrows almost drowned, 

Behind the glittering golden cross 
Hearts full of help and love were found. 

On with the eagle's flight we soar 
To heights of knowledge far above, 

Unrolling Learning's mystic scroll, 
Unlocking doors of Hope and Love. 

With hands clasped tight in friendly grasp, 
Hearts bound with true affection; when 

Long years have passed and heads are grey 
We'll think of Gamma Gamma's ten. 

E. A. Edwards, Gamma Gamma, '94. 



132 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 



CHAPTER HOUSE SONG. 
( Written for the new Signia Chi Song Book,) 

AIR, *'DE GOLDEN WEDDING.'* 

Joy tonight within our chapter! 

Let us sing with merry cheer! 
All within is hearty laughter, 

And without we have no fear. 
We are jolly brothers singing 

In our chapter house so bright, 
For a brother we are bringing 

From the darkness into light. 

Chorus — Alpha Zeta — Sigma Chi! 
Ever live and never die! 
May it be our motto high, 

Ever true and loving. 
For the Cross we'll always stand; 
We're a strong and valiant band. 
As we clasp each other's hand, 

We'll join in joyful singing. 

We'll change "barbikos" to **brother," 

If the test he'll only stand — 
For it takes good nerve to enter 

Any chapter in the land. 
All good Sigs will help cement it 

With the brother's warmest grip. 
Oh, he never will regret it. 

When he's once in fellowship. 

Louis R. MooRE, Alpha Zeta, '98. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 133 



IietteiTs ft'om Active Chaptet^s. 

FIRST PROVINCE. 

EPSILON— COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. 

On the evening of December 13, 1894, Epsilon had its first annual 
linner at La Normandie Hotel, Washington, D. C. Twenty-two Sigs 
/ere present. The dinner was good, and was as jolly as a company of 
lappy Sigs could make it. The following was the 

MENU. 

Blue Points on Shells. 
Radishes. 



Consomme Printani^re. 



Broiled Pompano. 
Pommes Juilienne. Maitre D'Hotel. 

Lamb-Fries. Tomato Sauce. 



Roast Saddle of Southdown Mutton. 

Au Jus. 
Boiled Potatoes. Mashed Turnips. 

Sweetbreads aux Petit Pois. 
Roman Punch. 



Roast Vermont Turkey Stuffed. Cranberry Sauce. 
• Celery. Creamed Potatoes. 

Sweet Potatoes. Lima Beans. 

Red Head Duch au Comfiturs. 
Lettuce Salad. Current Jelly. 

Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream. 

Assorted Cakes. Fruit. 

Crackers. Cheese. 

Coffee. 

After eating all the available articles of food the table was cleared of 
very thing save "Adam's ale" to wet our lips. 

The consul of the chapter, brother Robert Farnham, Jr., who had 
)een presiding, called on brother Andrew B. Duvall to act as toast- 
naster for the evening. Brother Duvall, after making a few congratu- 
atory remarks on the success of the banquet, proceeded to look for a 



134 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

victim, and his eyes rested on "our old standby," Dr. Farnham, who 
was at the foot of the table among the babies. The oldest member of 
Epsilon arose, and to the wonder of all failed to give us one of his long 
speeches. Next came brother Edmunds, who gave a lengthy discourse 
on raising money to rent rooms for the use of the chapter. He was fol- 
lowed by brother Bradley and Congressman Lafe Pence. Then brother 
Geo. Gorman gave us an entertaining talk on "Where have I Been for 
the Last Two Years ? " At this point Toastmaster Duvali announced 
that brother Keyworth of Omicron would favor us with one of his many 
original poems. Brothers G. N. Acker, R. A. Linke, and C. L. Parker 
responded, and were followed by brother Bailey, formerly of Kappa, 
who talked of the great success of Epsilon this year. 

It was then ordered that at the next meeting of the active chapter a 
committee be appointed to confer with President Duvali of the Wash- 
ington Alumni Chapter and two others to discuss the subject of renting 

4 

rooms. 

Following are the names of those who were present at the banquet: 

Dr. G. N. Acker, Theta, '72. H. Q. Keyworth, Omicron, '64. 

W. J. Acker, Theta, '72. R. A. Linke, Alpha Phi, '94. 

O. E. Bailey, Kappa and Epsilon. A. A. Lipscomb, Epsilon, '75. 

A. Y. Bradley, Epsilon. C. LeRoy Parker, Epsilon. 

A. B. Duvali, Epsilon, '67. Hon. Lafayette Pence, Chi, '77. 

G. L. Edmunds, Epsilon. Morven Thompson, Epsilon. 

Dr. Rob't Farnham, Epsilon, '64. Dr. E. L. Tompkins, Psi, '85. 

Rob*t Farnham, Jr., Epsilon. Wm. K. Ward, Epsilon. 

J. H. Ford, Epsilon. Burr M. Weeden, Omega. 

F. M. Gibson, Omicron, '77. A. L. Wilson, Epsilon. 

G. H. Gorman, Zeta, '85. 

Brother Bailey, we regret to say, will return to Bucknell University 
next year. In losing him we lose a faithful and energetic brother. 

The committee on rooms, consisting of brothers Ward, Parker, and 
Wilson, was appointed Monday following the banquet. 

We have received letters from Alpha Alpha, Alpha Omicron, Theta 
Theta, and Zeta Zeta, thanking us for our kind wishes for the new year. 

Epsilon as a chapter and individually favors Richmond, Va., as the 
place for the next convention during the summer vacation. 

Washington, D. C, January 31, 1895. Wm. K. Ward. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 135 

THETA— GETTYSBURGH COLLEGE. 

College opened January 3, with all of Theta's men back on time and 
ready and alert to do something for the advancement of the fraternity, 
and to uphold the high standard which she has won for herself in recent 
years. 

The class of '98 is composed of very little fraternity material, conse- 
quently few men have been initiated, but at the beginning of the present 
term we obtained one of its brightest members, and we take great pleas- 
ure in introducing to the fraternity at large brother Howard B. Erdman, 
'98, Macungie, Pa., who already is greatly interested in fraternity work. 
Brother Erdman was zealously sought after by several other chapters, 
and by his initiation Theta secures a victory over her rivals. 

The winter term here is merely one of college routine— few events 
occur to interrupt its slow monotony. A pleasant event of the term, 
however, was the concert given by the Kee Mar College Glee Club, on 
January 24, in Brua chapel; at the conclusion of the concert fhe chapter 
€n masse attended the reception at the Eagle Hotel. The pin of Sigma 
Chi was the sesame which at once won the friendship of the girls, and 
they went away knowing that Sigma Chi was well represented at Gettys- 
burgh. 

The annual Y. M. C. A. course of entertainments is unusually fine 
this year; it consists of lectures by ** Judge** Green, Henry Watterson, 
and George W. Bain, and two musical entertainments by the **01d 
Homestead Quartette" and the Ariel Quartette. 

• The * 'Spectrum" for '95 will be out early in the spring and, if rumor 
's correct, it will be one of the best that has ever been published. The 
S^^^e, banjo, mandolin and guitar clubs have given several concerts in 
^^stant places and have met with much merited success. Brother 
"^rsh, '91, is leader of the banjo club, and brother Heindel, '96, is on 
^"^ glee and banjo clubs. 

The manager and captain for the football team have been elected, 
^^ci everything points to a successful season this fall. The members of 
^"^ baseball team started their spring practice in the gymnasium. We 
^^Pect to make a good showing this year with the larger colleges. Bro. 
^^isenring, '97, plays left field on the team. 

^Ve favor a southern city for the holding of the convention. 
^Ve have endeavored to keep in close touch with our alumni, and 
^^^ir endeavors to promote the chapter's welfare are very much appreci- 
ate<i by us. Letters have been written to all the chapters, and we hope 
^^<^n to have many replies. Walter S. Monath. 

Gettysburgh, Pa., February i, 1895. 



136 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

KAPPA— BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

On October 12, just after our last letter was mailed, Kappa added a 
new man to her circle in the person of Fred L. Camp, '97, of Union 
City, Pa., whom we take pride in presenting to Sigma Chi. Brothers 
Van Dyke, '74, Strawbridge, '85, and Ginter, *88, assisted us in the ini- 
tiation ceremonies. 

We now number only five, having lost brothers Rogers, Smith, and 
Camp, who did not return at the opening of this term. But we have 
our eye on several good men, and expect to increase our roll-call soon. 
Men of the right sort are scarce, and we can well afford to wait. 

And now for the rest of our football record. On October 13 our 
team played the Wilkesbarre Y. M. C. A. at Wilkesbarre. They claimed 
a victory by 4 to o, which was allowed by an unfair umpire. At the 
game we met brothers Freas,. Kappa, '85, and Kutzner, Theta, '84. 
The Franklin and Marshall team came here on October 20, with the 
intention of winning hands down, as they said, but went away defeated 
by 42 to o. The score shows that they were not in the game at all. 
On October 27 our kickers went to Scranton and met the strong team 
from Colgate. In no gams of theseason did our team play better ball. 
It was a battle royal, but the game was ours by the close margin of 12 
to 8. 

The Indian team from Carlsile appeared on our campus on Novem- 
ber 10 looking like giants. After one of the finest games ever seen hsre 
the sons of Bucknell won by ascore of 10 to o. The Indians excelled 
in tackling and running, but they were not a match for our boys. They 
are a very gentlemanly set of fellows. We met our old rival. State Col- 
lege, at Williamsport on November 17. It is no mistake to say that 
they have a strong team, but yet the score should be 6 to 6, and not 12 
to 6 in their favor, as decided by the umpire. We never kick when 
beaten fairly, but without the rank decisions of umpire Joe Wolfe State 
College could never have won the game. Lafayette won from us on 
Thanksgiving Day by 36 to o. The less said about that game the bet- 
ter. Our players were not in shape and did not play their usual game. 
Brother Megargee played in all of the contests at half-back and showed 
himself a good ground-gainer and heady player. Brother Smith and 
the writer were also on the team. 

Since our last letter we have received a number of visits. Brothers 
Leisenring and Louden of Theta stopped with us for a day during foot- 
ball season. Brother Irwin of Omicron passed several weeks with us 
last term. On October ig we shook hands with brother Barclay of 
Kappa, but at present located at Lafayette. We were pleased to have 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 137 

with us again brother ''Jack" Hyatt, Kappa, *9i, who is now vice-consul 
at Cuba. Brother Beaver, Kappa, '85, was here on October 26. We 
have seen lately brothers Thompson, Alpha Chi, '94; Lincoln of Omi- 
cron; Rolfe Gerhart, Kappa, '85; Burch and Koch of Alpha Alpha, and 
Rogers, Kappa, ex-'gy. 

On Jan. 5 we celebrated our return to school by a "Dutch lunch." 
The usual eatables were on hand and were highly enjoyed. 

At the opening of this term a chapter of Pi Beta Phi, a woman's fra- 
ternity, was organized here. They have six members, all of whom stand 
well in their classes. 

Kappa votes in favor of Philadelphia as the place and some date 
during the college year as the time for the next Grand Chapter. 

In Rev. Dr. Gessler's article in this issue will be found the chapter's 
resolutions on the death of brother Alfred Taylor, Kappa, '66. 

Lewisburg, Pa., January 31, 1895. A. C. Rohland. 

OMICRON— DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

Omicron chapter is up to its usual high standard among the other 
fraternities both socially and in athletics. In the election for president 
of the Athletic Association we had two men running for the office. Of 
course only one of them could get it, and we did not care which; still it 
^as gratifying to know that we were so popular. The vote for football 
manager, in which brother Kremer, '97, ran, was 68 to 34, an enormous 
majority in his favor. 

It would seem from this that we are still strictly in it. In social life 
here our little card parties in our handsome rooms are always the thing. 
^^ give them pretty often, and the invitations are greatly sought for. 
vVe have given several cotillions this winter, and we have already made 
arrangements for another. The white cross of Sigma Chi was never so 
'^^gh before in the annals of Omicron chapter. 

Carlisle, Pa., February i, 1895. W. C. Nevin. 

ALPHA ALPHA— HOBART COLLEGE. 

As a chapter, since our return from the jolly days of the Christmas 
^'^cation, we have been saddened by the absence of brother William J. 
^^% who has been obliged to leave college owing to the doubtful con- 
°'t:on of his invalid father. Brother Bott was a general favorite about 
college, and was looked upon as one of the strongest candidates for our 
coming baseball team; he was to fill the position of pitcher. We ear- 
nestly hope that his tide of misfortune may safely pass, and that we 
shal] again have him with us by the opening of the season. 



138 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Hobart did very well in football the past year, having three games 
won, three lost, and two drawn to her credit and discredit. The last 
and hardest game was played with Buffalo in that city on Thanksgiving 
Day. The score stood 12 to 6 in our favor. Brother Case made both 
touch-downs for our team. In baseball we have five candidates for the 
team, with brother Case as captain. The following, clipped from the 
Hohart Herald for December, will give our fraternity brothers a much 
better idea of brother Case than anything we can say: 

The election of Case for captain of the baseball team for next season nrarks the first 
step toward success. His fine playing qualities, together with a perfect understanding 
of the game, have been well shown in the past two years. But in addition to these his 
independence and cheerfulness fit him peculiarly for this difficult position. These attri- 
butes are so strong in him that they cannot fail to affect the play of the team in the 
direction of greater snap and confidence. It is therefore with the greatest pleasure that 
we noted his election, and wish to exhort all to do their best to contribute to the success 
of the team. Our good showing in football this year marks such an advance that our 
baseball nine will have to do better than ever to retain its former prestige. We want 
the pennant this year, and should be satisfied with nothing less. And if any one more 
than another can lead the team to victory, it is Case. 

The Dramatic Association will give a minstrel performance immedi- 
ately after the Lenten season. Brother Burch has been appointed as 
chairman of the executive committee of the affair. Our chapter fur- 
nishes musical talent to the extent of ten men for the glee and banjo 
clubs. Our modesty prevents us from enumerating the many positions 
of importance, in athletic and literary matters, held by other members 
of Alpha Alpha. Mark H. Milne. 

Geneva, N. Y., January 28, 1895. 



ALPHA RHO-LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

The new year has opened, or rather the old year closed, very auspi- 
ciously for Alpha Rho, for on the last night of last term we initiated two 
more men into the secrets of our order, and we take pleasure in bringing 
into the Sigma Chi world Edward Williamson Miller, '96, of Bethlehem, 
Pa., and Linden Earle Edgar, '98, of Wilkesbarre. Brother Miller is a 
member of the glee club and is on the auditing committee of the Ath- 
letic Association, while brother Edgar plays on the banjo club^ and 
each, we are sure, will make a brother of whom we may well be proud, 
and will help maintain the high standard which the white cross now 
holds. 

We met with a heavy loss last term, when brother Beach left Lehigh 
to take up architectural engineering at the University of Illinois ; but 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, i 39 

it is an ill wind that blows nobody good/' and Alpha Rho's loss is 
lappa Kappa's gain, for we are sure that they will find him, as we did, 

loyal Sig in every sense of the word. Brother Beach was vice-presi- 
ent of the junior class, and the writer had the honor of succeeding him 

I that position. 

Brother Laramy was elected president of the Intercollegiate Orator- 
:al Union of Pennsylvania for the coming year. Brother Laramy is 
ittle, but oh, my! The college choir is exceptionally fine this year, and 
re are represented on it by brothers Wheeler and Knight. 

Since the last letter we were very happy to receive calls from broth- 
rs Leuckel, Pratt, Shimer, and Lefevre, all old Alpha Rho men. 

Brothers Roundey, Homer, Arrison, and Wheeler attended the New 
'^ork banquet on Thanksgiving Eve and report having a very enjoyable 
ime. 

The football team ended the season very favorably, and, in spite of 

II its reverses during the early part, it proved more than a match for 
Cornell ot? ♦Thanksgiving Day. Lafayette had a very strong team last 
all and beat us pretty badly the first time, but when they came up here 
«re turned the tables by a score of 1 1 to 8. It was a very remarkable 
;ame, as scoring was accomplished in every possible way: by a safety, 
;oal from the field, touch-down, and goal from touch-down. Brother 
Barclay was Lafayette's star half-back; but although he has received 
everal invitations to come up to South Bethlehem, we have not seen 
lim since the game. 

Our baseball prospects are very bright, and we ought to put a fine 
earn in the field. Nearly all the old men are back, and our old pitcher, 
Kevins, who did such effectual work for Atlantic City last summer, has 
eturned to college. All the positions will be well filled, and there will 
)e plenty of reserve material. 

Lacrosse has not quite as satisfactory an outlook, as it will be impos- 
;ible to fill the positions of Roderick, Ordway, and Buel with anywhere 
lear as competent players; still, there is plenty of really good material 
n college, and we will certainly have a very creditable team if not a 
:hampionship one. 

The musical organizations give a concert at the opera house on Feb- 
ruary 7, which will be well attended, as these are always great society 
events and Bethlehem's four hundred come in a body. 

In conclusion I will say that we will be happy to hear from our sister 
chapters. Edward E. Taylor. 

South Bethlehem, Pa., January 27, 1895. 



I40 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ALPHA PHI— CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

As Alpha Phi looks back over her history since the last Quarterly 
letter, she congratulates herself not only upon the acquisition of some 
very promising new material but also upon the successful conquests her 
worthy sons have made in the various departments of Cornell politics. 

Before the end of last fall term brothers Frank L. Cochrane, '98, and 
Burtram W. Frank, '98, were taken into our domestic household, and 
after the disbanded brothers had enjoyed a short diversion amongst ''all 
the comforts of home " during the Christmas holidays, and registration 
day had once more witnessed their return, one by one, to the little 
domicile at 48 Stewart avenue, we immediately' resumed work on the 
other homesick freshmen whom we deemed worthy. As a result of our 
efforts the old goat was again turned loose upon the unsophisticated 
candidates, and his efforts resulted in inspiring them with a feeling of 
the strength Sigma Chi has developed in the East. We therefore take 
pleasure in introducing to the general fraternity brothers Isaac Piatt, 
Francis W. Piatt, and Daniel M. McLaughlin, all of the class of '98. 

As to the long list of honors Alpha Phi has secured, all that we can 
mention in the short space allotted to us are our representation by 
brothers Tobin, Davidge, and Piatt on the glee club; brother Chatfield 
on the mandolin club; brother Franchot on the junior ball committee; 
and brother Diehl on the senior ball committee. Brother Young, as 
manager of the baseball team, is arranging his schedule of dates so as 
to have three games with Princeton, three with Pennsylvania, and two 
with Harvard, and judging from the optimistic views of brother Johnson 
(captain), the majority of the victories in these contests will be chalked 
down to Cornell's favor. 

In answer to the query in the last Bulletin as regards the place ^^ 
holding the next biennial convention, this chapter wishes to express ^^^ 
preference in favor of Cincinnati as the most central point, and the X 
ter part of June as the time most favorable for a large attendance 
undergraduates. 

In closing I will say that the letters from brother Jones, who is ' 
on the road" in the interest of our new chapter house plan, predict 
early realization of our pet hobby. C. R. Neare. 

Ithaca, N. Y., January 28, 1895. 

ALPHA CHI— PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

The chapter loses one member this torm — brother Eby, '96, enteri 
the College of Dental Surgeons, Philadelphia, Pa. 

On January 5 we celebrated the third anniversary of our entran 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 141 

the chapter house. At present the house is without a vacant room 
is being refinished throughout. Ideal fraternity life is to be secured 

where the members are congregated as one family, under one roof, 
around the same board. 

The most successful season our football team has had was '94, there 
g no defeats to chronicle. A tie game resulted from our contest 
L the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Score, 6 to 6. In all, we 
ed a total of 179 points to 18 made against us. The careful busi- 

manageoient of brother Spence has placed the football association 
icially ahead for the first time in its history. 

U recent elections brother Stewart was made vice-president of the 
eral Athletic Association and marshal of the class of '96; brother 
itgomery, secretary of '97. 

The corps of cadets acted as guard of honor to Governor Hastings 
'ennsylvania, on the occasion of his inauguration, January 15. On 

trip we had the pleasure of greeting brothers Thompson, Kiefer, 

key, and Taylor of Alpha Chi. 

"he recent catalogue shows the faculty to number forty-eight mem- 

, and that there are 356 students enrolled. The attendance is on 

ncrease, and the quality of the student-body improving. A course 

ire mathematics has been added to the curriculum and the entrance 

irements increased. 

t seems desirable that a supplement to the Catalogue should be 

»d. The chapters that have been established since 1890 should 

their initiates made known to the fraternity at large. The cost 
d not be great, and the supplement would prove of great value in 
ipiking season. 

*hose who have recently visited us are Runvberger, '92, Dale, '93, 
Thompson, '94, all of Alpha Chi. Thos. Baumgardncr. 

tate Collie, Pa., January 31, 1895. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZETA— WASHINGTON A^D LEE UNIVERSITY. 

'he intervening months between our last letter to the Quarterly 
the present one have been marked by little of consequence, 
'he trip of the college glee, banjo and mandolint clubs through a 
ber of the southern states during the Christmas holidays, though 
IS successful as we had hoped for on account of the very unfavota- 
veather during the trip, has yet done much good towards establish- 
a reputation for the club, which compares favorably with that of 



142 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

other college glee clubs. The violin-playing of brother Maguire was 
specially mentioned in a number of accounts of the concerts in the dif- 
ferent cities. 

The formal installation of our new professor of chemistry, Howe, 
who succeeded Prof. Brown, was held on last Friday night in the col- 
lege chapel. We trust we have the same enthusiastic supporter of ath- 
letics in Prof. Howe that we had in Prof. Brown, whose support of and 
liberality towards this very essential feature to every college we shall 
miss very much. 

The candidates for the baseball team are in training. Our prospects 
have not been brighter for years, and we hope to put a winning team on 
the diamond. 

As to the time when we shall have the next Grand Chapter — our 
chapter favors one of the summer months for it as a time most suitable 
or a good attendance. 

Our chapter is in a very flourishing condition, and there is no lack 
of fraternity enthusiasm among its members. Our meetings are regu- 
larly attended and are characterized by interest and spirit. 

Lexington, Va., January 29, 1895. D. Weaver. 

PSI— UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. 

At this time of the year there is butjlittle going on here, and in con- 
sequence news is somewhat scarce. The football season, the most suc- 
cessful in the history of the university, closed on Thanksgiving Day, 
when the 'varsity team defeated the boys from the University of North 
Carolina to the tune of 34 to o. The baseball team has scarcely organ- 
ized as yet, but the material in view is very promising. 

Since the last lett^to the Quarterly was written we have lost two 
and gained one man. Brother J. G. Todd left college to enter a busi- 
ness course of life at his home, Portsmouth, Va., and iftrother V. C. 
Smith was compelled, because of trouble with his eyes, to give up his 
medical studies here. Both brothers Smith and Todd are very much 
missed by the chapter. We have "goated" Bartlett Roper, Jr., of 
Petersburg, Va., a cousin of brother F. E. Davis. Brother Roper has 
already proved himself an ardent Sig and a zealous worker in the good 
cause. 

Psi has four applicants for degrees this session — brothers Southall, 
Roper, and Davis in the law department, and brother Denny, who is 
applying for a Ph. D., in Latin and Greek. 

The chapter has chosen W. B. Forsyth as its representative on the 
staff of "Corks and Curls," the university Annual, which promises, this 
year, to be the finest ever gotten out here. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 143 

At the Thanksgiving Day game in Richmond, the boys who went 
down had the pleasure of seeing several of the Randolph-Macon Sigs, 
who reported Gamma Gamma in her usual flourishing condition. We 
expect several transfers both from Gamma Gamma and from Sigma 
Sigma next year, who will undoubtedly be of great help to this chapter. 

We were sorry that circumstances would not permit our being repre- 
sented at the Philadelphia alumni banquet, of which we received due 
notice. 

Psi sends greeting to her new sister chapter, Nu Nu, at Columbia 
College. Long may she flourish and far may she broaden the dominion 
of Sigma Chi in the East! Douglas Forsyth. 

Charlottesville, Va., February 4, 1895. 

GAMMA GAMMA— RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. 

The writing of this finds us once more in the midst of examinations, 
niore or less feared by all. To those who have worked faithfully and 
steadily all through the year should belong all the praise; but all the 
praise is not bestowed upon them. The so-called "crammers" share it 
with them to some extent, though in a small degree. These are men, 
found in every college, who go through the whole session without 
expending any work on their classes. These, when examinations come, 
reap the fruits of their negligence. They know nothing, perchance a 
little; but a day or so before examinations they are not seen at their 
usual occupation of lazily allowing time to pass, or passing it in pursuit 
of things which, in their place, may be right, but are studying, rather 
Memorizing, a whole year's work — doing in a day or so what should 
have taken months. 

Of these two kinds of workers Gamma Gamma is not entirely of the 
one nor free of the other. Those who are of the better kind of workers 
-^f course we mean those who steadily and faithfully work up each 
^ay's portion of the year's work as it comes — are to be praised; those of 
4e other kind should be censured for their neglect during the year and 
oe sympathized with for the enormity of the work which, when exami- 
nations come, falls upon them. 

As there are two ways in which students work, so there are two ways 
^n which they act towards each other. The men looking towards the 
ministry, the highest of vocations, far exceed in numbor the men with 
^fierent purposes. Of course the above mentioned majority should 
*nd do conform with every rule of the college, even those of the least 
iniportance, on account of the advantages they enjoy financially and in 
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144 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

course and the office of librarian, requiring about six hours a week, 
which is generally bestowed upon one of this class of students. Now, 
it is only right for one to think that these men, on account of their pur- 
pose in life, should exercise sympathy, entreaties to others pursuing a 
different course when they go wrong, and sacrifice themselves for the 
good of others. But when they see a man violating a college rule theyi 
sympathize with him never, speak to him about it seldom, and generally 
report to the faculty, thereby thinking to raise in the minds of the fac- 
ulty that false and hypocritical impression that they have the college 
interests at heart. 

So with these surroundings and dangers an average student Ends 
great relief in finding some one in whose presence he can with conQ- 
dence, born of true friendship, act and speak without the fear that in 
doing so it will go further. This is a great consolation, and here at 
Randolph- Macon College it is afforded only by fraternities. So the 
utmost sociability and the truest friendship exist between the ten men 
of Gamma Gamma, as should be the case. Not only is there a confi- 
dence in the members of the same fraternity, but also in those of other 
fraternities. There is no hatred, envy or ill feeling between any frater- 
nities located here. We enjoy harmony and peace. 

At Randolph-Macon College there are thirty-nine fraternity men out 
of a school of about one hundred and thirty. Of these thirty-nine 
Sigma Chi has ten. We started with these, and since the writing of 
our last letter have added no new names to our list, though several 
other fraternities, especially one, have increased their numbers. 

The fraternity men here support almost entirely the athletics of the 
college; for instance, six out of the nine men on the baseball team will 
probably be fraternity men. The board of directors of the association 
is composed of fraternity men alone. In the literary halls and class 
standing they have their share of the honors. These, of course, they, 
obtain entirely through merit and competence, though this cannot be 
said of a certain class of men here who are always non- fraternity men- 

Immediately after examinations the baseball team will start training. 
Our prospects are good. We have an unusually large number of appli^ 
cants for the team, which fact is one of the greatest incentives to hards, 
continual, vigorous training and practice. Last year we had an excel- 
lent team playing in the hardest luck possible, but this year we hava 
hopes that we shall not play under the same fortune. We have severa- 
dates definitely arranged, and the arrangements for many others ar^ 
now being discussed. We hope to report many victories on the balJ 
field in our next letter. Howard Fletcher. 

Ashland, Va., February i, 1895. 



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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 145 

SIGMA SIGMA— HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

The Bulletin has just reached us, and with it the summons for our 
chapter letter, which, as we always aim to be up to date with Sigma 
Chi, we hasten to prepare. 

We have no very brilliant victories to record this time, though we 
are still holding our own here and have won our full share of those hon- 
ors with which chapter correspondents are so fond of filling their pages. 
As some of these may be of interest to our sister chapters we will men- 
tion a few. 

At a banquet, recently given by the Geneva Club of our adjoining 

seminary, each college class was invited to send two representatives, 

aod after the elections four of the delegates proved to be Sigs. Brother 

Ferguson is still business editor of the Magazine^ and the writer is serv- 

Jng in the local department of the same. 

The students have decided to publish the third successive volume of 
their Annual, the "Kaleidoscope." Out of the thirteen members of the 
staff are included brothers Ferguson, Trinkle, Mason and Stuart. From 
present prospects this issue will be a decided improvement over its pre- 
decessors and quite a credit to the college. 

Among the prominent social events of the near future are the inter- 
mediate celebration of our literary societies and the Junior banquet of 
^he class of '96. On the former occasion brother Mauzy will occupy 
^he platform as one of the orators from the Philanthropic Society, and 
brother Mason has been selected as a marshal. The banquet gives 
^Very promise of being a swell affair, and Sigma Sigma will shine then 
through the medium of brother Trinkle in his toast to the ladies. 

Theta Nu Epsilon has entered Hampden-Sidney. Brothers Morton 
^nd Ferguson are among its charter members. 

Shortly before the holidays one of our circle, Jasper W. Benson, 
^a.s forced to give up his college career on account of some eye disease. 
Otherwise we are all hale and hearty, and though a few additions have 
"^en made to the other fraternities, we still take the precedence — in 
^^mbers anyhow. 

Our fellows seem to be in favor of holding conventions during col- 
^^ge terms rather than in the summer. We hope the way may be clear 
^o have the next one in Virginia's hospitable capital. 

Hampden-Sidney, Va., January 28, 1895. J. L. Stuart. 

ALPHA TAU— UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The darkest hour is just before the dawn. Alpha Tau, after quite a 
period of inactivity, again greets her sister chapters with flying colors. 
^Uer a long struggle we are again victorious. 



146 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

In September, 1894, ^^^y one Sig appeared on the scene — myself. 
Things looked rather gloomy. The trustees had, previous to the open- 
ing of the university, passed resolutions to the effect that no Freshmen 
could be initiated until a special committee reported in February, 1895, 
in regard to abolishing frats at this place. We have settled our minds 
on that score, however, long ago, as we have been assured that nothing 
will be done of a serious nature. I saw it was almost impossible to 
build up a chapter with one man as a basis, when there were so many 
more large chapters here. I was just ready to give up when one of our 
alumni — Grand Praetor Ricks — made me a visit, and, during his short 
stay, arranged a plan of which much good has come. Before he left — 
using his own words — we had pledged **a fine young fellow in the soph^ 
omore class." I performed the rites of initiation on the following night 
and it wasn't long before we made plain to each other the task before 
us. We haven't been asleep since. 

Our chapter is now composed of four men initiated and two pledged. 
The pledged men, being Freshmen, cannot be initiated until the report 
of the trustees, which will be given now in a few days. 

Alpha Tau presents to the fraternity brothers A. L. Jones, G. H. 
Kirby, and A. H. Edgerton, all of whom have already entered, soul and 
mind, into the cause of Sigma Chi. One of our pledged men was taken 
over four other frats, while the other was taken over one. Two of our 
initiates were also taken over other frats. 

In conclusion I wish to say that I do not claim any of the glory o£ 
reviving Alpha Tau. That, I think, should be bestowed upon Graii<i 
Praetor W. B. Ricks. Sigma Chi needs more men like brother Ricks- 
We were very sorry he could not be with us longer, and hope to have 
him visit us again at a very early date. Alpha Tau feels very mud^ 
indebted to him for his pluck and energy. 

Assuring our brothers that we will now keep pace with the times, v^ 
greet you in the bonds of Sigma Chi. J. E. Mattocks. 

Chapel Hill, N. C, February 2, 1895. 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA— MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter we have not been idle about the future welfar^' 
of our chapter. As the result of our labor we take pleasure in introduc 
ing into Sigdom Mr. Ford McClung, of Xenia, O. Brother McClunl^^ 
was initiated Saturday evening, January. 12. He is one of the mo^* 
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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 147 

by more than one fraternity besides us. He has already showed his 
worth as a Sig by his enthusiastic work in the chapter. We also 
pledged Mr. Lou Flower, who belongs to one of the best families in 
this village. We think that he has in him the characteristics of a 
Sigma Chi. 

We are sorry to relate that brother Dick Laudenback was unable to 
return to Miami after the holidays, as he has entered a business firm in 
Urbana, O. Bro. Laudenback has our best wishes in his undertaking. 

There has been organized at Miami a new baseball association. 
Brother Fowler has carried off one of the honors by being elected man- 
ager of the team. Since there is good material for players among the 
students the manager says he is going to make the team a success. 

Four members of the chapter, composing brothers Fowler, Fenton, 
Garrett, and McClung, have organized a Sig quartette. This is a new 
feature which meets the approval of the other members of the chapter. 

Our Sig friends are always ready to entertain us in a social way. 
Mr. and Mrs. Fenton on December 7 gave a reception in honor of their 
son, brother Harry Fenton. Their home was decorated for the occasion 
in old gold and blue. After amusement at various games and dancing, 
the guests returned home, feeling that it was one of the most enjoyable 
events of the year. 

Owing to the fact that there is here one of the finest coasting hills 
m Ohio, fully a mile long, with a row of arc lamps suspended over its 
entire length, we have purchased a new bob sled; she has been christ- 
ened **The White Cross." We are in the custom of giving a coasting 
pa.xty to our Sig sisters about once a week. 

The last month or so has been rather conspicuous for the fact that 
tlii^re has not been a visiting Sig among us; but when they do come 
tb.^y will find a hearty welcome. C. N. Beale. 

Oxford, Ohio, February 4, 1895. 

MU— DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

Mu has been enjoying prosperity in a very large degree since the last 

^et"ter to her sister chapters was written; not that anything startling has 

oco Hired, but that the utmost harmony has prevailed within the chapter 

^^d that successes have been achieved which are indicative of good, 

encouraging growth. The chapter is not large, no men having been 

^^itiated since the last letter; but it is hardly possible, I believe, that a 

chapter more homogeneous in spirit than ours can exist, and, consider- 

i^g the aggressive tendency which is evidently manifested, the future 

undoubtedly has much prosperity in store for us. 



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148 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Although, as we said, no men have been initiated since the appear- 
ance of the last Quarterly, two men of the Senior preparatory class 
have been pledged, E. D. Gilbert, of Dayton, Ohio, and Harry Wagner, 
of California. Both of these are excellent men, one of whom was bid 
by one of the other fraternities here, and the other by both. 

A few days ago brother Dean, who was spending his second year in 
the chapter, quit school in order to try business in Cleveland, Ohio. 
We were very sorry indeed to lose the immediate fellowship of our 
brother, but we feel certain that his success is assured. R. C. Crume, 
one of the men whom we pledged last term, found it impossible to be in 
school this session. 

The chapter gave a very pleasant afternoon tea to our lady friends 
and« many other guests, Saturday, January 19. It was an extremely 
tasteful affair, and all united in saying that the Sigs are connoisseurs in 
the art of entertaining. The Sigma Chi mandolin and guitar club was 
admirably entertained at the home of Mrs. Burton Case, Wednesday 
evening, January 23. The club lost greatly by brother Dean's leaving 
school, but it is by no means defunct. 

The members of the chapter have been getting quite their share oi 
the limited number of honors afforded by our school. Brother Baldwin 
took first place on the local oratorical contest to the great delight of thi« 
chapter; brother DeArmond has been elected toastmaster of the Wasl:*- 
ington banquet, quite a social event here; brother Wiltsee has bee^^ 
elected captain of the football team for next year, a position which he '^ 
amply able to fill. If he does as well as brother DeArmond did in '9. 
he will be doing all that could be desired. 

The prospects for baseball here next spring are quite bright. The: 
will be two and perhaps three Sigs on the team. Several dates i« 
games with fine schools have already been secured. 

Granville, Ohio, January 31, 1895. F. L. Hutson. 

ZETA zeta-<:entre college. 

During the past few months Zeta Zeta has continued in her care 
of prosperity. Never before in her history were her prospects as brigh- ^ 
The members seem to grow in enthusiasm every day, and in ever^J 
branch fraternity work is being pressed with vigor. Since the last issi^ ^ 
of the Quarterly we have lost two men; brother Walsh has left coUeg'^ 
to attend the medical school at Louisville; brother D. C. King bau-^ 
accepted a position as instructor in a local academy. In the place 0^ 
these, however, we have enlisted three of as fine men as Centre car^ 
boast. We take no little pride in introducing to the Sig world brother^ 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 149 

C. J. McKnight, 11 17 Fourth avenue, Louisville, Ky. ; M. J. Howard, 
Ghent, Ky. ; and R. B. Bell, Harrodsburg, Ky. The last two men- 
tioned are law students and are generally considered two of the best 
men in that department. 

Football closed in a blaze of glory at Centre, and, as usual, we are 
the champions of the state. The brothers are awaiting with great inter 
est the outcome of the now near at hand oratorical contest, which is to 
decide who will represent Centre in the state contest. We are all con- 
fident that brother McElroy will win. 

The brothers who remained in Danville during the Christmas holi- 
days had the pleasure of meeting brothers Houston and McGuire of the 
Washington and Lee glee club. 

All the brothers are much interested in the place of holding the 
Sigma Chi convention. The majority favor Cincinnati. Zeta Zeta 
enters upon the new year with every sign of stability, and we bid the 
fraternity at large a hearty new year. Lewis C. Humphrey. 

Danville, Ky., January 28, 1895. 

ZETA PSI— UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

Zeta Psi passed through the symplegades with only the loss of a few 
tail-feathers. Our worthy faculty has not yet seen fit to do away alto- 
g'ether with term examinations, and so the last few weeks have seen 
Z^ta Psi poring over the pages of text-book and note- book, sharpening 
h^T memory for the struggle that took place a week ago. Her exertions 
h^'ve met with success. But a few studies survived the ordeal, and in 
**^ other contest even these are doomed. One usually looks for a recoil 
^^^«r such exertion, but Zeta Psi this year must be composed of pretty 
cc>r3stant stuff, for her boys are working since the examination quite as 
^^ird as they did before. 

Just at present the fellows are quite proud of each other. Never 

^^Core have the boys devoted so much time to 'varsity matters. Foot- 

^^U took up all the time of four of us; the glee and mandolin clubs 

^^^Ciupied the attention of as many more; the literary department, etc., 

^^c,have engrossed others. And so to think that no out and out flunjcs 

^iell any of us has been the cause of our good feeling. 

The very fact that the boys devoted time to these several depart- 
ments is the cause of their success. The football team really lost but 
o^e game out of the seven played. It met a sore defeat, to the tune of 
^^ to 4, at Wesleyan's hands; but the other two games were lost by two 
Mures to kick goal. The glee and mandolin clubs met success on 
their trips. The college paper has been ably managed by brother Buss. 



I50 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Has not, then, our beloved chapter good reason to feel proud of her 
boys, and her boys to feel proud of each other? 

During the holidays Zeta Psi was royally entertained by brother Joe 
Graydon, who is now at Harvard. Brothers Hasson and Diehl of Alpha 
Phi ; brothers Harper, Thompson, Brown, Mattox, Lawrence, and 
Kemper of Zeta Psi, besides our immediate chapter, sat down to din- 
ner. To say that we had a grand time is not half expressing it. We 
had a Sig time. 

To offset this stag banquet Zeta Psi gave a reception at her rooms, 
which was pronounced by her fair guests as uniquely delightful. This 
reception can only properly be described by that all-comprehensive 
adjective — Sig. It was a Sig affair: Sig rooms, Sig girls (the best on 
earth), Sig hosts — one jolly Sig company. 

Baseball is beginning to receive its customary attention. Brother 
Brayton Richards, the captain of the team, wears an all-important air 
and pesters the life out of the rest of us by his ceaseless discussion of 
"prospects," or else he sits silent as if he were weighing in his capacious 
brain the destiny of mankind. The fact is that this little man is racking 
his brain to find a way of politely informing a few of his benighted 
brothers that, even if they are the best fellows in the state, they haven't 
the ghost of a show of getting on his crack team. 

Nothing of remarkable interest has happened since our last letter. 
Zeta Psi holds the middle course in the river of 'varsity life. Like the 
ancient mariner's ship, she is propelled by a power which, though 
unseen, is still a living fact. The powers that move her are: common 
interests, common hopes, sympathy, and brotherly love. 

Cincinnati, February 2, 1895. John Howard Melish. 

LAMBDA LAMBDA— KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly many events of importance 
and pleasure have taken place among the members of Lambda Lambda. 
For the first time in her history State College has won the intercollegi- 
ate football championship. This was not only a victory for the college 
but also for the Sigs, as we had five men on the team. We spoke in 
our last of four of these men, and will speak of the fifth in the latter 
part of our letter. 

On the evening of December 20 the chapter gave a most elegant and 
elaborate banquet at the Navarre Cafe. Nothing was spared in trouble 
or expense to make it a success. The daily papers each devoted a col- 
umn to it and pronounced it the *'swellest" of the season. The tables 
were set in the shape of a Sigma Chi cross and were beautifully deco- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 151 

rated in ferns and pink rosebuds. The blue and old gold also entered 
into this beautiful finishing, and at each plate was laid a large bunch of 
rosebuds tied with wide satin ribbon to match the flowers, pink mermet 
buds forming the favors of the ladies, and white rosebuds those of the 
men. Covers were laid for fifty and a most delightful menu was served. 
The menu cards were in themselves a work of art, and were made the 
more attractive by having on the side opposite the menu those rousing 
verses, "A Sig I am," etc. And never did those verses sound half so 
inspiring as when, at the close, all arose and joined in the singing with 
enthusiasm, our lady friends singing as earnestly as those of us who had 
actually undergone the tests of the real Sig. 

Following this was the entertainment of the chapter by Bro. Brent, 
ivho had just returned from Harvard. The chapter feels under many 
obligations to brother Brent for the interest he still manifests in us. 

But while Lambda Lambda has been enjoying herself sd^hugely she 
has yet found time for business. For some time we have thought there 
"Were several men among the ** barbs'* who were decidedly out of their 
element; so with a determination to "start something" we began work. 
After the usual programme had been carried out we landed both in our 
^chapter hall, and — you know the rest. I shall now introduce brothers 
Carey and Bullock to the Sig world. Brother Carey is from Louisa, 
Ky. ; he was captain of the '94 football team, and much of the team's 
success is due to him; he is an all-round athlete, a splendid student and 
a leader in college. Brother Bullock resides in Lexington, is the son of 
IDr. Bullock, and a very popular fellow in Lexington society; he is also 
a. splendid athlete and student. In general, both are "hale fellows well 
met," and, with the enthusiasm they already entertain for Sigma Chi, 
much can be expected from them. 

The members of Lambda Lambda were grieved at not being able to 
^entertain the Grand Chapter; but as we are young, with very few 
aJumni, we have decided to wait and try for it later on. Let us hear 
from brother Harper and Cincinnati. 

Lambda Lambda wishes to congratulate her infant sister at Colum- 
l3ia and desires to know her better. Geo. Friedrich Blessing. 

Lexington, Ky., February i, 1895. 

ALPHA GAMMA— OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. 

If an impression has been created that Alpha Gamma is dead, by 
Her failure to be duly represented by a chapter letter in recent Quar- 
terlies, it shall be the first endeavor of this letter to dispel that illusion. 
Aipha Gamma is not dead. She lives, moves, and has her being in 



152 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

fifteen loyal Sigs of a foremost chapter in a great university, and here to 
be a Sig is greater than a king. It has been so long since Alpha Gamma 
has been written up that it may be necessary to give the roll of the 
chapter as it now stands. 

Brothers Haas, Williams, Krumm, Thomas, Wood, Evans, Theo- 
bald, Jones, Rogers, and Westwater survived last year. We were fur- 
ther strengthened by the addition of brothers Powell and Adams of 
Gamma, who are in the university law school. We were also fortunate 
in securing Mr. Lyman Beecher, of Hillsboro, Ohio, the only one of 
many who entered the university this year who could pass muster in our 
ranks. Mr. Beecher was initiated with appropriate ceremonies on the 
eve of last Thanksgiving. Brother Jones withdrew from the university 
in order to complete his studies preparatory for school in the East, but 
being in the city has continued his active membership, and as Quaestor 
has done very commendable work indeed for the chapter. 

Brothers Gale, Theta Theta; Binkley, Gamma; Evans and Davis, 
Alpha Gamma, also meet with us, and a considerable interest is being 
evinced in our success by the alumni of the city. 

Many honors have fallen to Sigma Chi at Ohio State University. 
The managership of the annual publication, the **Makio," the baseball 
management, the chief office of the battalion, offices in the athletic asso- 
ciation and its board of directors, representation in all college functions, 
in fact, in every line of work, positions of honor have fallen to Sigma 
Chi. 

We have recently installed ourselves in new and commodious quar- 
ters in a good location, and our meetings are assuming remarkable 
interest and are becoming increasingly profitable. Finally, Alpha 
Gamma begs forgiveness for neglect of duty relating to the Quarterly. 
'Twere needless to weary with explanations or apologies. Our failure 
was partly our misfortune, partly our fault. With a sigh for the past 
and a prayer for the future, for the first time in many months, we for- 
mally salute you, brothers, and wish you God speed. 

Columbus, O., February lo, 1895. L. Beman Thomas. 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

LAMBDA— INDIANA UNIVERSITY. 

Lambda apologizes for her negligence in not sending her last letter 
in time for publication, and for the same reason offers twice the news at 
the same price this time. This year has brought us the same success 
that former years have brought. The chapter began the fall term with 



LE TTERS FR OM A CTI VE CHAPTERS. 1 5 3 

thirteen men, and now takes pride in introducing to the Sig world seven 
well worthy brothers; they are Chas. Orr and P. A. Spain, of Princeton; 
Will Devoe, of Lebanon; Frank Robinson, of Martinsville; J. P. Porter, 
of Malott; Clark Wissler, of Richmond; and Claude Liebhardt, of Ox- 
ford; all Indiana boys. 

The season for catching ** plums'* has not yet come; but when the 
time rolls around. Lambda is confident of getting a goodly share. It 
will be remembered that last year, after a hard fought battle, we carried 
off the editorship of the college paper, the managership of the baseball 
team, brought victory to our friends in the lecture association, and also 
won our portion of the class offices. But high above all this, we have 
at all times commanded the respect and confidence of the faculty and 
our fellow students. 

In a social way we have been **keeping up with the band;" our lady 
friends think as much of the white cross as did our fathers' girls way 
back in the sixties. The chapter witnessed the marriages of two broth- 
ers last term — Prof. Harry E. Coblentz, '94, to Miss Ida Lowden, and 
Prof. Sherman Davis, '89, to Miss Maude Van Zandt. Bro. Coblentz 
is at present a member of the faculty of Franklin College, and brother 
Davis has just gone to Europe to spend two years in his favorite sub- 
ject, chemistry. 

We enjoyed visits last term from brother Cassius McMullen, now 
located in Elmira, N. Y., and brother Geo. Warmoth, of Scottsburg; 
both reported themselves as doing well and enjoying life in spite of hard 
times. . 

Indiana University has just dedicated her new building. Kirk wood 
Hall. It is a handsome structure built of native limestone and finished 
in hardwood. The hall will be occupied by the departments of philoso- 
phy, physics and languages. The rapid growth of the school has made 
this building but a small relief, and we are still sorely in need of room. 
Our faculty will be increased next year by four new professors; thus far 
it seems as though none of them are Sigs, but we are sure that it is only 
an oversight of the trustees. Burke H. Keenev. 

Bloomington, Ind., January 29, 1895. 

XI— DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

De Pauw University has now about 600 students and is slowly plod- 
ding along under the old system. College enterprise is below par; but 
the faculty are supplying the deficiency of * 'time-killer" with an over- 
amount of hard work. The football defeat has put a damper on college 
enthusiasm to a great extent. The abolishment of football by the 



154 ^^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY.: 

united effort and mutual agreement of the college presidents of Indiana 
did not cause as much defiant opposition from the student body here as 
was expected. We have rather accepted the stern inevitable and turned 
our attention toward the tamer sports. We have fine prospects for a 
baseball team, but need a pitcher. 

Xi still misses the ten strong men she lost last year, but still consid- 
ers herself at the top with her nine rival fraternities. Since our last 
report we have pledged two fine men. Karl Daugherty received his 
classification this semester and *' bucked the combination" of goat and 
guillotine last night. We consider him quite a prize. Wynne Shirfy 
was pledged, donning the blue and gold last October. 

Sigma Chi lost two fine men in Thomas and Ballard, who found it 
necessary to discontinue their college life this semester. Wilbur Starr 
has found his eyesight deficient and will not be in school — college 
proper — for some time, but will remain in the music school, and is reg- 
ular at fraternity meetings and active in fraternity work. Bro. Downes, 
formerly of Delta Delta, is in the city and is always on hand Saturday 
night. Brother Matthias is also active with the chapter. Bro. Grubbs 
is once more in school. 

We acknowledge calls from the visiting brothers: Binkley of Ohio 
Wesleyan, Brooks of Indiana University, Vermillion, Xi, '88, Theta 
Theta, '89, and Valentine, Xi, '86. N. G. Rogers. 

Greencastle, Ind., February 10, 1895. 

RHO— BUTLER UNIVERSITY. 

Again old Rho answers **Here" to the Quarterly roll-call, and can 
truthfully say that she has fulfilled all her duties as a member of the 
grandest of all college fraternities — Sigma Chi. The past few months 
have been very prosperous ones to Rho, and she has many blessings for 
which to be thankful. However, our fraternity is too good for the 
school, and we have decided to keep hands off the management of the 
college organizations for a time and see where they will end up in the 
hands of our more unfortunate friends. 

Last fall we ** hogged the ring" in athletic circles, quite frequently 
holding a frat meeting on the football field, as the Sigma Chis were in 
the majority there. Brother Recker was made manager of the team; 
brother Hall, captain; brother Cullom, quarter-back and assistant cap- 
tain; and broth^ Freeman, left-end. Besides these, brothers Butler 
and Sidener were president and secretary of the athletic association, 
respectively. Consequently, Butler has not experienced so successful a 
football season since the years ago when she was the state champion. 



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This success was both financial and otherwise. For the last few seasons 
Butler teams had been holding next to the last place in the state associ- 
ation with the greatest ease; but last season, under the efficient training 
of !NIr. J. Marshall Flint, of Chicago, formerly one of the Princeton 
Tigers, Butler closed at second place and would have been at the head 
of tlie list had she not been compelled to play the strongest team in the 
state, in the early part of the season, before the team was in condition. 
Brother Recker took the management of the team under the earnest 
solicitation of the chapter, when there was nothing but obstacles in the 
road to success. There were not more than two candidates for positions 
on tlie team who had ever played any football at all, and some who had 
actiaally never seen a real football struggle. And what was even worse, 
there was not a cent in the treasury. But brother Recker went at it, 
and all the members of the chapter backed him up in his work. He 
secxxred Mr. Flint as coach, and, by the way, he proved to be by far the 
best coacher in the state, and by a little skirmishing he secured a few 
experienced players, and the result was as above stated. We were very 
proud of our success, but meager was the praise received from the 
school. The school in general seemed to be unable to understand how 
w^ had accomplished so much, and those who did understand were 
jealous of our laurels. Some of the members of the faculty decided 
that the success was more than the school could stand, and, together 
^^th the Delta Tau Deltas, Phi Delta Thetas, and barbarians, called a 
°^^^ting and elected the athletic ofl&cers for next season, strictly from 
their own ranks, even putting one of the faculty down as an officer. 
The Sigs, however, had previously decided to drop out for a year, and 
°o opposition was shown to the slate proposed by the combination. 
^"^ officers elected are almost without exception incapable of filling 
theix- positions, and all we now have to do is to watch them flounder 
^°d sink. 

Sut socially we still lead in the best crowd. Our Sig girls are the 

P'^^tiest and the sweetest in the school, and we do not bother the oth- 

^^- Several delightful evenings have been spent in our hall, one of 

whi^jj was to introduce to our friends a newly pledged Sig of whom we 

*'^ justly proud — Mr. Max Lucas, of Indianapolis. Mr. Lucas is the 

soi^ of the Rev. D. R. Lucas, and is a young man of many admirable 

^^i^s of character; in fact, just such a young man as will certainly do 

Viotxor to the white cross of Sigma Chi. He is as yet a prep, but will 

ent^i: the ranks of the Freshman class in June, and he will then be given 

^**striking" introduction to **our Willy." We are also pleased to intro- 

4^^e to the Sigma Chi world brother Shirley Walton, of Arcadia, Ind. 






156 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Brother Walton was given a ''terrible*' welcome into our fraternity, and 
it is not in the least probable that he will ever prove otherwise than 
faithful to Sigma Chi. M. Sidener. 

Irvington, Ind., February 14, 1895. 

CHI— HANOVER COLLEGE. 

The present term found the beautiful hills and valleys around our 
classic village robed in nature's coating of white. Taking advantage of 
the same, the winter sports have provided much amusement for the 
brothers of Chi and their lady friends. On the night of January 18 we 
furnished the loyal girls with a treat in the form of an old-fashioned 
bob-sled party, after which we returned to our chapter home to find an 
elaborate repast prepared for us by the village caterer, which served to 
drive out all thoughts of cold winds and frost-bitten feet. 

The musical talent of our fraternity is being rapidly developed to our 
delight under the direction of brother Harry Ream; and we find our- 
selves highly entertained at the fraternity meetings with the vocal and 
instrumental selections rendered by our quartette and mandolin club. 
Brothers Applewhite, Clarke, Ream and Connor compose our quartette, 
and brothers Garber, Ream, Bretain, Heberhart, H. Graham, and Mr. 
Gibson, one of our pledged men, furnish the instrumental music. 

The brothers attended in a body the concert given at Carrollton, 
Ky., on November 28, at which brother Ream's excellent rendering on 
the piano of masterly selections proved the feature of the programme. 
Sigma Chi took the town, and the brothers were royally entertained at 
the village hall after the concert by the Kentucky belles. 

We are still thirteen in number when all are gathered into the mystic 
circle; but no ill luck has fallen to our lot as yet. On the contrary, we 
seem rather to have been fortunate in not having increased the number 
with some of the miserable spikes lost at the beginning of the year. 

The brothers of Chi had the pleasure of meeting brothers John Roe, 
Delta Delta, and Nathan P. Graham, Chi, and Zeta Zeta, in early Jan- 
uary, and were pleased to hear the most favorable reports from both 
chapters represented. 

Our chapter has decided that Cincinnati would be the most desirable 
location for the convention this year on account of the great number of 
Sigs there, and also on account of the great number of Sig chapters in 
Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana within easy reach of that city, which would 
of itself guarantee a large and enthusiastic biennial. 

Our chapter wishes it to be stated to the general fraternity that the 
latch-string, which was always out to the brothers, has been removed 



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from our chapter house door; but you will always be welcome after this 
by simply turning the silver door-knob and walking in. With best 
wishes for Sigma Chi, T. J. Graham. 

Hanover, Ind., January 31, 1895. 

DELTA DELTA— PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

This chapter now is on the go, in all senses of the word, in the right 
direction, and our efforts at last seem about to be crowned with success. 
Far now all that stands in the way of Delta Delta's chapter house is the 
sum of {2,000.00, which we expect and sincerely hope to raise from the 
alumni of this chapter. This chapter house was made possible by the 
generous gift of two lots of 100 feet frontage by brother Samuel Snoddy 
—valued at {2,500.00 — and it is almost a certainty that next fall will see 
J^elta Delta in her new house, which will be a very handsome frame, 
three stories high, built on the colonial style. It will have a twelve foot 
porch, thus giving the house a frontage of 86 feet, including the port^ 
coch^re. So if any alumnus of this chapter should be forgotten in our 
letters and should see or hear of this, please send in your name, and we 
^^n forward you the plans and also our **asker." The cost of the house 
^s to be {5,500.00, the present chapter arranging for {3,000.00. The 
planning, designing and making of estimates were all done free, gratis, 
by brother William D. Mann. 

"We have another new member we wish to present to the Sigma Chi 
^^rld in the person of brother John L. Roe, '96, of Madison, Ind., and 
'° him, in the words of the Veiled Prophet, '* there is no zinc." 

I^urdue closed up the season with quite an enviable record and was 
°°^ defeated the entire season, with the exception of the Minnesota 
S^One, and still greater things are looked for next year, as every man on 
^^ team will be back, with the exception of quarter-backs, so we shall 
really begin where we left off, and brother Buschman, the big half-back, 
*ncl brother Smith, the white-haired tackle, will continue to be the rep- 
res^^^atives of Sigma Chi in our next year's champions. And speaking 
°^ football, all of Delta Delta's men who accompanied the team to 
^*^^xnpaign want to thank our Kappa Kappa brothers for the hospitable 
tiiti^ shown us; of course a few of us were late for dinner, but — it went. 

Ihe writer of this letter was elected manager of this year's baseball 
team, and prospects are very flattering for an excellent team this year, 
P^^^hers* practice beginning this week. 

Things are in a very strained state just at present between the barbs 
^^^ Greek letter men, owing to a combine of the Junior frat men to 
«^^ct a ticket for next year's ''Debris," the Annual gotten out by the 



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158 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Seniors. The meeting was held in the writer's room, and after a heated 
and lengthy session a ticket was agreed upon and went through the day 
of the election like a dream^ the barbs never realizing the fact until after 
the election. All the ofl&cers are frat men, and the Sigs got the lion's 
share as usual, getting three offices: the writer, editor-in-chief; brother 
Dawson, literary editor; and brother Smith, athletic editor; while no 
other frat got more than two offices. 

In our hall in the city we have added much to the beauty and com- 
fort of our billiard room by having put in a huge window or wall seat of 
large corduroy cushions, which extends half around the room. 

Delta Delta, on account of the nearness of Cincinnati and her inti- 
mate knowledge of '*over the Rhine," favors Cincinnati for the next 
convention. 

We will close now by telling'our alumni that '*our chapter house is 
a good thing," and to be in line they must follow in the footsteps oi 
their illustrious successors and "push it along." 

Lafayette, Ind., February 3, 1895. Edwin Madison Allen. 

FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA— NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

Affairs have been moving along smoothly with Omega since our la^-^ 
letter. We have initiated two men— Guy Henry Magee, of Chicag^^ 
and Nathan Miller Hutchison, of Mineral Point, Wis. Both functio 
were highly successful in every particular. 

On the evening of January 18 we entertained with an informal ho 
Over twenty couples were present, and the party was chaperoned b^ 
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Hunt. Another party is on the tapis, and on th 
eve of Washington's birthday occurs the annual Pan-Hellenic danced 
which, up to this year, has been called the Junior promenade. Th^ 
change in name was made necessary by the objections raised by th^ 
biblical students to the use of *' Junior" in such a connection. 

Our athletes are discouraged and disgusted. The football team^ 
while a success financially, was hardly a credit to the university in an>Bi« 
other particular. At present the outlook in baseball is a very bright 
one, but at any moment a hypercritical faculty may overthrow our fond — 
est hopes. Each year we have enough men, and good enough men, to^ 
make teams worthy of representing any institution in the West, but^ 
each year these men are allowed to drift away to athletic clubs, where^ 
are offered better facilities than we can offer, or to colleges where ath-- 
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Perhaps the gladdest news that we can announce is that next year 
Omega will occupy a chapter house. Mr. and Mrs. Mowry have con- 
seated to move to Evanston and make a home for us. We are tired of 
wandering. Edwin Marshall St. John. 

£vanston^ 111., February 9, 1895. 

KAPPA ,KAPPA—UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

Since our last letter we have initiated six men. They are: Edward 
Cooper, '98, of Mendota, brother of brother Paul Cooper; Frank H. 
Gazzolo, '96, of Chicago; Forrest M. Lowes, '97, of Geneseo; Joseph 
Marshutz, '98, of Champaign; and Robert and Carl Nye, '97, of Moline. 
We take pleasure in introducing them to the fraternity at large. Bro. 
Loives has already made quite a reputation as an all-around athlete and 
wa.s a member of the 'varsity ball team of last year. 

Brother J. George Beach of Lehigh University has also come among 
us» and we thank Alpha Rho for sending us such a good man. 

Brother Way Woody had the misfortune to break his leg in the foot- 
b^l game with Lake Forest last fall and is temporarily absent from the 
cha^pter. He will be back next fall and has been elected as football 
manager for next season — a wise choice indeed. Brother Hotchkiss 
^^s elected to the football captaincy for next season, but has since 
resigTQed on account of parental objections, and the place is still unfilled, 
brother Cooper will probably be the choice of the team. 

The baseball candidates will soon go into training, and the number 
^^ oandidates far exceeds that of former years. With the exception of 
^^ battery last year's team is all back, and we are sure of several mem- 
bers on this year's team. In track athletics we have an enviable repu- 
^ation to uphold in the West, and to that end have obtained Mr. Cornish 
^^ the Chicago Athletic Association as coach. Brothers Lewis and 
^*^^tten of last year's team are still with us. 

\Are have enjoyed visits from a number of Sigs since last we wrote, 
"^others Cross, McConney, and Burfort accompanied the Indianapolis 
'^^tball team over in November and remained over Sunday. A goodly 
"^^niber of Delta Delta boys accompanied the Purdue team over the 
^^e month and watched our old-time rivals win from us. They were 
^'^thers Allen, Johnston, Griess, Roe, Buschman, Hiele, Smith, and 
^^bhart. We certainly have a very warm spot in our heart for Delta 
Delta. 

In society Kappa Kappa as of old stands at the top, and the number 
^ ^ig girls is legion. Brother Arms is president of the Students' Danc- 
^^g Club. On the evening of January 251 Mr. and Mrs. Royal Wright, 



46o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

the announcement of whose wedding occurred in the November Quar- 
terly, and Miss Wright entertained the chapter and their ladies in their 
elegant home in Urbana. 

The "Illio" by '96 is expected to appear soon. This is the Annual 
published by the Junior class. The drawings in the book were done by 
brother Chatten. Brother Lewis is also on the Board. 

During the holidays our hall was entirely renovated, a hardwood 
floor was laid throughout and new wallpaper, rugs, chandeliers and fur- 
niture added, and we are now very comfortably fixed and would be 
pleased to entertain any Sigma Chi who may visit us. We are unusu- 
ally strong this year, having twenty-one men, besides a strong resident 
alumni of twelve. Herbert C. Arms. 

Champaign, 111., January 23, 1895. 

ALPHA ZETA— BELOIT COLLEGE. 

Before speaking of our bright prospects and present congenial state 
of affairs Alpha Zeta wishes to express its deep appreciation and enjoy- 
ment of the last fine number of the Quarterly, as well as of the last 
Bulletin just received. No sooner does either publication arrive than 
every man in the house sits down with one, and generally does not get 
up till he has read it through from beginning to end. It is certainly 
yery re-assuring to know what fine men there are in the fraternity, and 
to realize the flourishing condition of Sigma Chi as a whole. We wish 
to record our hearty approval as a chapter of the petition for a charter 
which was discussed in the last BulUtin^ and will be very glad to wel- 
come such promising fellow-students into the fraternity. 

Since our last letter we have had the good fortune to secure one of 
the finest men in the Freshman class — brother Harry P. Hinckley, of 
Beloit, who is constantly proving himself to be a loyal Sig in every way. 
As centre for the football team, last fall, he put up one of the finest 
games of any man on the line. 

Brother Grassie is again elected editor-in-chief of the Round Table^ 
and as business manager of the baseball team is planning a vigorous 
campaign, and will no doubt see many of the boys on the trip. Brother 
Wheeler as third baseman will also accompany the team and be glad to 
greet any of the brothers with a hearty grip. In the glee, banjo and 
mandolin clubs we are well represented by four men and three pledged 
men. 

This term, besides our regular weekly meeting, we have made a 
business of gathering together every Saturday night for a jolly time, 
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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. i6i 

comradeship, and thus carrying out the true fraternity idea. In a week 
>r two we will have the house lighted by electricity, which will add 
greatly to the pleasure and comfort of our social gatherings. 

As next 3rear Beloit will become co-educational we are doing our 
>est now to spruce up and make the best impression when the girls 
x>me. When the announcement was made it was received with general 
lisfavor by the students, and we should be very glad to hear from other 
:hapters what the effect of co-education has been on both their college 
md fraternity life. Geo. G. Greene. 

Beloit, Wis., January 28, 1895. 

ALPHA LAMBDA— UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

The goddess of fortune is again smiling upon Alpha Lambda, and a 
>essimist in our midst would be as much out of place as a pickle in a 
)udding. The goat, too, is feeling more than frisky at the prospect of 
hree fine young Freshmen, who will doubtless look older after a whirl 
>r two around the block with our faithful beast. 

Brother Stanley Parkinson, son of Prof. Parkinson, is a new mem- 
>er, whom we introduce with great pleasure and satisfaction. Brother 
Parkinson is president of the Freshman class, and is a man who will be 
>roniinent in every branch of college life. 

Notwithstanding our prosperity we felt keenly the loss, at the begin- 
ning of the new year, of brother Schreiber, whose poor eyesight com- 
pelled him to leave school. He is at present working in Chicago, and 
it is hoped- that he will be back again next year. Brother Tibbitts, '94, 
Traveling for the Centralia Lumber Company, makes us a visit every 
veek or two. Brother Seymour, Alpha Alpha, '94, made us a flying 
isit a month ago. 

It is difficult to express the feelings of Alpha Lambda upon the sub- 
ct of the recent banquet at Milwaukee. It was a signal success, and 
-rfect in its completeness. Our appreciation of the labor and love of 
G Milwaukee brothers so handsomely manifested cannot well be told, 
'^vas something that will leave more than a passing influence, and that 
t only on those present, but on all who heard the glowing accounts of 
^ fortunates who were there. Next year will see a larger delegation 
*rn Alpha Lambda, and miserable indeed will be the wretch who is 
s^nt. 

iDuring the winter vacation two pleasant parties were given at which 
^»tibers of several fraternities were present. 

The Junior "prom," on February 22, will be the social event of the 
^^T. The new university armory, with its magnificent hall, will aflord 
^ix opportunity for brilliancy heretofore impossible. 



f62 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Brother Cornish is now major in the battalion, while brother Nelson 
is I St sergeant. These positions were captured after an unusually sharp 
competition. 

The Mu Quarterly^ received some time ago, was the subject of many 
admiring comments. We congratulate Mu on her energy. 

Theta Nu Epsilon has entered the University of Wisconsin and has 
a chapter of thirty or forty members. Arthur C. Wilrinson. 

Madison, Wis., February 13, 1895. 

ALPHA PI— ALBION COLLEGE. 

The college is enjoying that high degree of success which the large 
initial enrollment for the year promised; and chapel and class-room 
alike are crowded to the limit of their capacity. Last term passed qui- 
etly and quickly, the most interesting feature being the splendid success 
of the football team under the captaincy of brother F. J. Shipp, '96. 

The games were as follows: University of Michigan 26, Albion 10; 
Albion 6, Notre Dame 6; Albion 18, Michigan Military Academy o; 
Albion 12, Hillsdale o; Albion 18; Olivet o; Albion 30, Hillsdale 16; 
Albion 22, Notre Dame 12. The last is counted the greatest victory of 
the season, as Albion had never before beaten the Catholic university. 
Captain Shipp declined re-election, and brother John Landon, '97, was 
unanimously elected captain for next year. Brother Landon has played 
at right tackle for four years, and his quiet, gentlemanly conduct on the 
field, and his sure tackling and gains have made him a favorite in the 
football circles of the state. In the recent annual election of the college 
athletic association brother Ernest Burnham, '96, was chosen president 
of the association, and brother W. F. Kendrick, '96, was elected manager 
of the football team. 

Alpha Pi has enjoyed two very successful social events thus far this 
year. On the evening of December i we gave a ye olden time Thanks- 
giving dinner to our ladies and visiting alumni in the chapter lodge. 
The decorations were colonial, and the table, which was of sufficient 
size to accommodate the whole party, forty-eight in all, at a single sit- 
ting, was spread with six fine roast turkeys and other good things in 
proportion. There were songs, toasts and elegant hand-painted menu 
and souvenir cards, which added greatly to the pleasure of the occasion* 

On January 12 we accepted an invitation to visit brothers Arthur and 
John Landon at their home, ten miles from the city. The mercury was 
very near zero, but four bob-sleighs were fitted up for the party, and 
the cold only stimulated our appreciation of the warm fires and the sub- 
stantial supper which awaited our arrival. The ride home was a merry 
one, and all voted it ''the jolliest night in the whole college year.*' 



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On the evening of January 25 we initiated Winfield S. Kendrick, '98, 

of this city, and James M. Hervey, '98, of Roswell, New Mexico. The 

features of the initiation were a public parade and the assistance of 

twelve visiting alumni brothers. We formed a double line, twenty 

strong, and just at the completion of a fine musical program, which had 

drawn a large audience in one of the college literary societies, we entered 

tile hall dressed in dominoes, masks and turbans. The candidates 

occupied conspicuous seats near the front of the hall, and brothers C. 

A. Fiske, '90, and L. M. White, '96, who led the procession, promptly 

enveloped each in a sheet, and then passed them to the four brothers 

oext in the column. The leaders fell into line at the rear of the column. 

Not a word was spoken, and we left the hall in perfect order. The 

audience had sufficiently recovered from their surprise, by the time we 

reached the floor below, to break forth in most hearty applause. We 

entertained D. B. Waldo, '87; Smith Burnham, '92; A. L. Landon, '92; 

John Landon, '97; E. R. Page, '95; W. W. Howard, '93; A. E. Hagle, 

'SSj Kingsley Van Loo, '90; C. A. Fiske, '90; J. H. Bartley, '91; J. F. 

^^itchett, '89; S. H. Ludlow, *9§. These two initiates take the places 

ie£t vacant by brothers John Landon and George B. Douglas, who do 

^^ti return this term. Our present membership is eighteen. 

Albion, Mich., January 26, 1895. Ernest Burnham. 

SIXTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA BETA— UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. . 

Alpha Beta reports both itself and the university in a flourishing 
^^^^.dition. We have completely recovered from the drawback experi- 
^^cied by having our chapter house burned last year. 

At the beginning of the college year we were left in rather a crippled 
^^ndition as far as numbers are concerned, there being only six active 
^^mbers remaining. We lost by graduation brothers Vail, Button and 
f • W. Roeding. A. G. Wright left college to pursue the study of law 
*^ San Francisco. 

But the chapter roll was early recruited by four new men, whom we 

'^^'W take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity at large, viz: Edwin 

^Uliam Stadtmuller, Elliott Hathaway Pierce, Clarence Mendell, and 

^'"Uce Cornwall. In addition to these we present the name of Temple 

^"iiith, who has but lately become one of our number. 

Our letter closes with the sad news of the loss of our most esteemed 
tnend and brother, Robert Elkin Neil Williams, who recently died at 
^s home in San Rafael, and in memory of whom the following memorial 
^^8 prepared: 



i64 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Alpha Beta chapter of Sigma Chi. with deep regret, anaoonces the death of its most 
esteemed member, Robert Elkin Neil Williams. Thongh ill for some time, his death 
was anexpected by his friends. He died at his home in San Rafael on the thirteenth of 
January. To say with what sorrow the news of his death was received, and to try to 
describe the greatness of the loss, would be but vainly putting into words that which can 
be felt but cannot be expressed. 

William Spencer Wright. 
Berkeley, Calif., January 28, 1895. 

ALPHA EPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

It is rather late to talk football, but since the University of Nebraska 
won the pennant in the Western Interstate Football Association, the 
subject deserves mention. The championship was won by the games of 
November 17, at Lincoln, with Kansas University; score, 12 to 6. No- 
vember 19, at Ottawa, with Ottawa University; 6 to o. And as a grand 
finale the game at Omaha, Thanksgiving Day, with Iowa University; 36 
to o. Of course everybody felt happy in proportion to the victory. 

On January 11 Vilas Pettigrew Sheldon, '98, of Nehawka, Nebraska, 
was taken in out of the cold, and we introduce him to the Sig world as 
a brother well worthy the honor of the white cross. 

The frat-barb fight broke out anew over the election of oflScers foi 
the oratorical association. The frats won and feel that the victory wsl^ 
a hard earned one, for there are about 1,100 barbs in school and nc^^ 
quite 200 frats; but with the help of our friends we elected every offic^^-^ 
by an average majority of thirty. 

The ladies* fraternities have been strengthened by the advent 
chapters of Delta Delta Delta and Pi Beta Phi. 

Charter Day comes February 15 and promises to be as enjoyable 
those that have preceded it. The Junior promenade will be held 
ruary 14 at the Lincoln Hotel, and the annual address by President 
V. V. Raymond of Union College will be at the Lansing Opera Hous- 
February 15. 

The action of the legislature on the appropriation bill for the mucl 
needed buildings is looked for with much anxiety. Unless new build 
ings are granted the number of students will necessarily be cut down. 

Of the places mentioned for holding the convention Alpha Epsiloi 
has no preference, but would like to see it in some city more centrall] 
located. Chas. C. Pulis. 

Lincoln, Neb., February 4, 1895. 

ALPHA XI— UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS. 

Although we of the Alpha Xi chapter are few in numbers, neverthe- 
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and, I may say, with credit to ourselves as well as honor to the white 
cross. Some of the other fraternities here have large chapters and 
make a big flourish, but it is due to our united efforts that we "get our 
fingers into the pie." We have the best furnished, most convenient and 
withal the most pleasant quarters of any fraternity at the university. 

We take pleasure in introducing to our brothers in Sigma Chi broth- 
ers George Kingsley, of Paola, and Harry Clark, of Leavenworth. Bro, 
Kingsley is in the English department of the university and also holds 
the position of local editof of the University Review — a position to which 
he is well fitted, and which he maintains to the credit of the fraternity. 
Brother Clark is in the same department, and is what is usually termed 
a *■ solid fraternity man.** 

The following is a list of our active membership in attendance at the 
university: brothers Hal Aikman, James Harding, George Kingsley, 
Neci Newton, Paul Aikman, Harry Clark, Luther E. Thrasher, Joseph 
Garrett, W. H. Wynn, Walter Van Nuys, and Wm. M. Lyon. The 
resident brothers who take an active part in the chapter are: brothers 
Albert Flintom, Fred H. Bowersock, Edward Schall, Robert Wagstaff, 
^^rry Barber, and Wm. H. Mason. At present we have one pledged 
"^aii, Thomas Wagstaff, who is proud to wear the blue and gold. He 
Will soon be made a loyal Sig. He is a brother of our Robert Wagstaff 
^^<i has but recently entered the university. Some careful rushing is 
^ing done with the view to gaining more pledged men. Probably by 
^n^ first of May we can announce several new brothers. 

^s is usual with Sigma Chis, we have dabbled some in college poli- 
^*^s, and with the usual result — we have gained several points. On the 
^'^^versiiy Courier (weekly) we hold the offices of local editor and busi- 
'^^^s manager, and on the University Review^ the monthly magazine, the 
^^^F>onsible positions of editor-in-chief and local editor. The secretary- 
snip> of the University Oratorical Association also falls to us. 

"We have given two very pleasant hops this year, and are now mak- 
*^8" preparations for our annual party. The dance on November 17 was 
S^^f^n in honor of brother Frank, Alpha Epsilon, of Nebraska. The 
^^ond hop partook of the nature of a large party, there being about 
tor^y couples present, and the decorations being very complete. The 
^^€rs here have the reputation for giving the swellest parties. The 
^I^^ing parties of 1893 and 1894 were the finest and most elaborate of 
^'^y social functions of the kind ever given in Lawrence. 

Brother Carl Phillips, '90, is here visiting his parents. He is a most 
^^Icome brother at our lodge. He has been engaged in the drug busi- 
^^^ near Kansas City, Mo., for some time past. 



i66 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Our football team made an excellent record last fall; but the pros- 
pects for the coming season seem much brighter, and we expect to be 
the champions of the league. The baseball season will soon open with 
promising outlook. Our team will be a strong one, especially the bat^* 
teries. Arrangements have been completed for an intercollegiate base- 
ball league between the state universities of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri 
and Iowa. 

The university glee and banjo club has returned from a very success- 
ful concert tour over Kansas and Oklahoma. The closing concert was 
given at Kansas City, Mo., on February 8. 

Seven seniors have been elected to membership in the honorary fra- 
ternity, Phi Beta Kappa. Wm. M. Lvon. 

Lawrence, Kas., February i6, 1895. 

ALPHA UPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

Alpha Upsilon takes great pleasure in once more greeting all loyal 
Sigma Chis through the Quarterly. 

Although we have nothing new in the way of initiates to report since 
last issue, yet we are not discouraged in the slightest, since the steady 
increase in the attendance and popularity of our college insure some 
new material in the not far distant future. Also, the presence in the 
city of Gen. Runkle is a great inspiration to us for fresh endeavors and 
conquests in every field. 

Our chapter, though comparatively small, is wide-awake and makes 
its presence felt both socially and otherwise. Our chief accomplish- 
ment in social lines has been the reception tendered to Gen. B. P. 
Runkle and wife on November 9 by Alpha Upsilon; this affair was a 
success in every way, a more detailed account of which may be found 
in a different part of the Quarterly. Gen. Runkle also entertained the 
Sigs informally upon the evening of November 24; a very pleasant even- 
ing was enjoyed by all. The boys and some of their lady acquaintances 
passed the last few hours of '94 in a pleasant party at brother Garrett's 
residence, patiently awaiting the first chimes (and fog-horn) of the new 
year. Then, Rev. and Mrs. Thomson entertained a large party on 
January 26, the twenty-first birthday of brother A. P. Thomson, '97. 
Among the guests were, besides the chapter, several prominent Sigma 
Chis of the city. Gen. Runkle, during the course of the evening, made 
a speech in which he gave many words of good advice to the Sig who 
was then twenty-one. 

Field day is approaching and claims the full attention of all students 
and friends. There is the usual rivalry between the colleges — Pomona, 



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Occidental^ Chaffey, and University of Southern California. There will 
be a severe struggle for victory, as hard work is reported of all the con- 
testants. University of Southern California is about as sure of the cup, 
this year, as she could be before the day of trial comes — February 22. 

Sigma Chi is represented on our athletic team by brothers Martin 
and Jones — brother Martin in the two-mile bicycle race, and brother 
Jones in the high jump. Both are training hard and will doubtless sus- 
tain the reputation of the college. A quarter-mile track, just now com- 
pleted, is an addition to the campus which has long been desired by the 
athletic team; we expect, also, soon to have several new tennis courts 
ready for use. 

Brother Martin, '96, was first speaker on the side of the Aristotelian 
Literary Society versus the Philophronean Society in debate; the Aris- 
totelians were successful. 

In this remote region of the country we are favored with very few 
calls from wandering Sigs, hence any who do chance to come our way 
are doubly welcome. Of the alumni brothers Elmer E. Hall, '93, and 
K- T. Hall, *93, have paid us short visits lately. 

Alpha Upsilon wishes abundant prosperity to her sister chapters for 
1^95. F. C. M. Spencer. 

Los Angeles, Calif., February 8, 1895. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

ETA— UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

Eta has indeed reasons to rejoice over the present condition of the 
^^^pter. We are a jolly set of Sigs, glorying and reveling in all the 
^^lights so well known to Sigma Chis. 

We regretted very much to lose brother A. G. Roane, who had to 
^^-^e college for two months in the fall on account of sickness, but to 
°^^ joy he has again entered college in good health. We shall never 
^^get the visit of brother Roane's beautiful sister. Miss Mattie Lea 
^^^ane, to Oxford, and when some presumptuous D. K. E. asked her to 
^^Jce off her Sigma Chi and wear his badge, she replied, with flashing 
^V'^s, "No, sir! I had rather wear one brass Sigma Chi badge than 
*^^shels of gold D. K. E. badges.'* No wonder the boys of Eta looked 
^^^lesome when she returned home. And then that nice box! It was a 
K^eat treat. 

Brother W. H. Monette was called home during the fall, but will be 
^ith us again next session. 

We had quite a success at football this session, losing only one game 



r68 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

out of seven, and that to Vanderbilt, who had brother PhiL Connell, the 
crack full-back of the South, to help them out. It was a great pleasure 
to the writer to meet the Alpha Psi and Alpha Omicron boys during the 
football season. Alpha Omicron has an exceptionally fine lot of fellows, 
and those girls — if you want to see some pretty Sig girls go to New 
Orleans. 

Baseball is the all-absorbing topic at present. We will put a strong 
nine in the field and intend to try to pay Vanderbilt back for her defeat 
at football last fall. We will play University of Alabama, Agricultural 
and Mechanical College of Mississippi, Tulane University, Vanderbilt 
University, and others. 

Speaking of the convention, if Nashville or Lexington, Ky., or Rich- 
mond will not entertain it, what's the matter with Asheville, North 
Carolina, next August? I am sure all the southern chapters could send 
delegates, and northern delegates wishing to visit the exposition at 
Atlanta, Ga., would have a good chance; next to Asheville Eta favors 
White Sulphur Springs. Tom C. Kimbrough. 

University, Miss., February 6, 1895. 

ALPHA OMICRON— TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

The new buildings have had the effect of inspiring the students witl:^ 
a considerable amount of college spirit. This manifests itself in tl»-® 
birth of various enterprises. A tennis club, a sketch club, a germ^^ 
club, a new literary society, and a weekly newspaper have all been go '^ 
ten more or less under way since the beginning of the session. 

Our football team was not as successful as we hoped and expected 
to be; but in spite of this we expect to be represented on the gory fie 
again next year. Our consolation is that we were not beaten a sing 
time by an overwhelming score. We lost to University of Texsfs, 12 
o; University of Alabama, 18 to 6; University of the South, 12 to 
and University of Mississippi, 8 to 2. We are too modest to mentio: 
our victories! Brother Walmsley, who played left half-back and on th« 
line, and brother Dixon, substitute, represented Sigma Chi on the team 

The glee, banjo and mandolin clubs have been practicing faithfully 
and, though they have not yet ventured from home, they gave a conce 
on January 25, at the French Opera House, which was a great succes 
both socially and financially. We are represented in these organization 
by brothers Carr6, Dixon, and Richardson. 

Speaking about musical clubs, we of Alpha Omicron were very^ 
unfortunate in not seeing something of the Vanderbilt Sigs during theii' 
stay in town; we heard something of them, however, from some of Alpha 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 169 

Omicron's fairer representatives, and we assure Alpha Psi that the fame 
and names of her musicians are not dust-bedraggled in this portion of 
Sigdom. 

At the celebration of the anniversary of the Glendy Burke Literary 
Society the liveliest interest was taken in the contest for the orator's 
medal. The contestants were brothers Howe and Carr^, and the result 
was in doubt until the very last. The medal was won by brother Carr6, 
and he deserves the more credit for winning from so worthy an antago- 
nist. 

On February 20 New Orleans Sigma Chis are going to give a dance 
at the home of brothers Walmsley. We should be glad to see any 
brother who can manage to get here in time for this affair, as he would 
be only adding to the gaiety of the occasion. 

We were all glad to see brother Douglas Forsyth, Alpha Omicron, 
and Psi, when he was here during the holidays. Some of us also were 
fortunate enough to see brother John May of Psi. We have just heard 
of the arrival of brother W. B. Forsyth of the same chapter. It is not 
necessary for us to welcome him to this, the land of his ancestors. 
Brother Kimbrough, Eta, was here with the Mississippi team and did 
much for its success; he is the same genial Sig that he was a year ago. 
At the glee club concert we had the pleasure of meeting brother Frank 
Everett Pratt, Alpha Rho, and Alpha Phi; he gave us some news from 
^e thickly populated portion of Sigdom. 

Alpha Omicron sends her heartiest greetings to Nu Nu chapter, 
Columbia College, and best new year's wishes to every wearer of the 
J^anebrog cross. W. H. Hay ward. 

New Orleans, January 29, 1895. 

ALPHA PSI— VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

Vanderbilt is -now submerged in the annual wave of "intermediate 
^laminations" — a wave which rolls alike over the just and the unjust, 
^^e football hero has had his day; the glee club man sings no more; 
^^ lordly examiner now reigns supreme. 

Alpha Psi pushes steadily forward; there is enough of enthusiasm 
within her ranks to weather all the examination storms raised by the 
Powerful magicians of the faculty. The chapter is in a flourishing con- 
dition, and the prospects for a spring of usefulness and pleasure are 
80od.^ We are sorry to report the departure from the university of Bro. 
Tom Fox, '98, but we look for his return next fall. 

All Sigdom in the parts round about the Cumberland is full of life. 
Pour Sigs hold offices of importance in the newly assembled Tennessee 



170 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

legislature. Hon. Ernest Pillow is speaker of the senate. We have 
the state house in a nut-shell. y 

We had with us immediately after the holidays, as a loved and hon- 
ored visitor, our founder, W. B. Ricks, Alpha Psi, '94. The boys were 
delighted to have brother Ricks with them, for in him is the spirit of 
Sigma Chi incarnate. His enthusiasm in frat matters is equalled only 
by his wise counsel. Brother Earle Wilson, Alpha Psi, '96, who is now 
teaching in Union City, Tenn., also favored us with his genial presence. 
We hope to have him with us next year. 

Popular Phil Connell, '96, has been elected to captain the football 
team next year to the delight of Vanderbilt in general and of Alpha Psi 
in particular. We will probably have one or two men on the baseball 
team, as several good fellows intend to try. We will also have several 
entries in the track events on field day. Thus we keep up our interest 
in athletics. 

Since my last letter we have initiated Fitz-Hugh Lee, of Richmond, 
Virginia, son of General and ex- Governor Lee, and cousin of two prom- 
inent Sigs. He will receive a hearty welcome among Sigs everywhere. 

Dr. W. L. Dudley, Zeta Psi, '81, is a member of the executive com- 
mittee of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition to be held in Nashville 
next fall. I might also mention the fact that Dr. Dudley accompanied 
the Vanderbilt glee club on its southern trip during the holidays. This 
trip was the most extensive ever undertaken by a Vanderbilt organizat- 
tion, covering as it did the entire South, and it was largely due to 
Dudley's interest and aid that the trip was possible. 

Nashville, Tenn., January 29, 1895. Theodore H. Brewer. 



LE TTERS FR OM A CTIVE CHAPTERS. 1 7 



ALPHA UPSILON'S RECEPTION TO GEN. RUNKLE. 

The members of Alpha Upsilon chapter of Sigma Chi, deeming it a 

reat pleasure and privilege to have Gen. Ben. Piatt Runkle a resident 

{ their midst, thought that it would be both proper and fitting to tender 

reception to him, who so largely founded the fraternity, as a small 

)ken of their esteem and respect for him. 

Accordingly, brother Curran, lately having moved into his new and 
3mmodious residence, offered his home as a place for holding the pro- 
osed reception. A large number of invitations were issued, which 
icluded the two chapters of sororities, the Kappa Alpha Theta and 
>elta Gamma, also the members of the faculty and all the Greeks in 
le vicinity. 

The reception rooms were decorated with smilax and palm leaves; 
Iso a large basket of pink and white carnations with ferns intermingled 
-the gift of the Delta Gamma sorority — added appropriateness to the 
•ccasion. 

The guests began to arrive at eight o'clock, and the reception com- 

littee, timorously peering forth from behind gigantic chrysanthemums, 

on were busily occupied in making people acquainted and helping 

ings in general. 

The parlors soon were well filled with people conversing with one 

Dther as only people at receptions do converse, and a number of 

all maidens, fittingly arrayed in gowns of blue and old gold, fluttered 

e and there among the guests, like butterflies, adding an aspect of 

htness and gaiety to the already brilliant scene. Also a detachment 

hese little people served punch from bowls set at convenient places 

ighout the apartments. 

/hen the hours began to grow large. Miss Allyn delighted the com- 

by rendering a charming vocal solo; then instrumental music fol- 

, and, after more conversation, speeches were in order. 

n. Runkle, having been called upon, briefly reviewed some of the 

les and triumphs that the fraternity had experienced in gaining a 

lent existence, and showed its aims, and illustrated, by means of 

blems on the badge, the noble aspirations of Sigma Chi and the 

demanded of, and cheerfully given by, its members one to 

her C. C. Davis then gave a somewhat humorous description of 
riences with the faculty of his college, when he appeared first 



172 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

wearing the badge of the fraternity, and told how the Sigma Chi chap 
ter, by respecting the regulations of the faculty regarding the initiatin, 
of men into fraternities, finally won the esteem of all. 

After the speeches, refreshments busied the guests for some time 
and then they began to disperse at a late hour, all expressing then 
selves as having fully enjoyed the evening. 

F. C. M. Spencer, Alpha Upsilon, '97. 

Los Angeles, Calif., February 8, 1895. 



MY LOVE. 
(Written and composed for the new Sigma Chi Song Book.) 

MUSIC BY INA VIOLA AMBROSE. 

I — The birds were sweetly singing 

In soft cadences one day, 
And the roses perfume flinging 

In the merry month of May. 
My soul burst forth in gladness. 

Gladness softened by a sigh; 
My mirth was edged with sadness — 

My love is Sigma Chi. 

Chorus — I love my love intensely, 

My standard's very high. 
She cheers my heart immensely- 
My love is Sigma Chi. 

2 — All in vain soft breezes blowing 

Nature's grassy tresses gay. 
And the apple-blossoms glowing 

Cannot coax my thoughts away. 
My college days are ended, 

They passed so swiftly by, 
And all their pleasures blended 

In my love for Sigma Chi. 

Chorus — 

3 — Some evening gently roaming 
With a fair maid I revere 
The moon will pierce the gloaming 

With its elfin lances clear, 
ril ask her to be mine — then 
Expect her answer sly — 
"For how can I be thine, when 
Your love is Sigma Chi?" 

Chorus — 
George D. Harper, Zeta Psi, '91. 



PERSONALIA. 173 



Peirsonalia. 

J. J. Huddleston, Eta, '93, is practicing medicine. 

H. B. Curtin, Mu, *88, recently became the father of a baby girl. 

J. A. Holp, Alpha Sigma, is now located at Great Falls, Montana. 

Walter Malode, Eta, '88, has just published another book of poems. 

Wilbur Harris, Eta, '84, is now in successful business at Oxford, 
Miss. 

William J. Bott, Alpha Alpha, is at his home, 11 Holland place, 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

John Black Vineyard, Eta, '91, has been elected to the state legisla- 
are of Arkansas. 

T. M. Cornelison, Zeta Zeta, '95, is attending McCormick Theologi- 
tl Seminary in Chicago. 

Heber Tibbitts, Alpha Lambda, '94, is travelling for the Centralia 
i-ijnber Co., of Wisconsin. 

Philip M. Gallaher, Upsilon, '71, has removed from Helena to Bil- 
Ss, Mont. 

Hon. Wiley Nash, Eta, *68, is a candidate for the attorney general- 
^ p of Mississippi. 

!Harry B. Sanford, Eta, '95, is completing his medical course at 
-xnphis, Tenn. 

J. F. Critchett, Alpha Pi, '89, has a position in the office of the Sec- 
•^^ry of State, Lansing, Mich. 

Xlev. Charles R. Compton, Beta, '86, has accepted a call to the Pres- 
rian Church of Frederickton, Ohio. 



E. C. Peirce, Alpha Pi, '90, is professor of Greek and Latin in the 
^st Side High School, Saginaw, Mich. 

H. L. Godsey, Zeta Zeta, '92, is secretary to Judge Wm. Beckner, 
^Vxo is a member of the 53d Congress. 



174 ^^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Chas. T. Wilder, Kappa Kappa, '94, has been made instructor in the 
bactereological laboratory at the University of Illinois. 

F. £. Whittemore, Mu, '92, was admitted to the bar not long since, 
and now has his shingle out in Akron, Ohio, his home. 

J. Paul Ray, Kappa Kappa, '96, is connected with the Chicago Orna- 
mental Iron Works and is making a reputation for himself. 

Henry Wyman Laws, Zeta Psi, '84, is reported in the daily press as 
having been elected Auditor General of the Hawaiian Islands. 

Arthur Babbitt, Alpha Lambda, Law, '93, is assistant secretary of 
the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, and is at Madison, Wis. 

George Strasenburgh, Alpha Alpha, '92, is taking a course in peda- 
gogy at the Albany Normal School. His address is 244 Elm street. 

Fisk M. Ray, Alpha Pi, '89, is superintendent of the supply depart- 
ment of the Thompson-Houston Electric Light Co., San Francisco, Cal. 

W. C. Webster, Alpha Pi, '87, is travelling in Michigan in the inter- 
ests of university extension. He will take a degree at Chicago Univer- 
sity soon. 

R. N. Miller, Alpha Pi, '93, has a position in the office of the univer- 
sity extension department, and is doing work in the University of Chi- 
cago. He is also reading law. 

Thos. D. Isom, Jr., Eta, '84, is the most successful physician of 
Oxford, Miss. He is acknowledged to be the best physician and sur- 
geon in northern Mississippi. 

Gilbert V. Russell, Alpha Alpha, '96, has taken the position of hi: 
deceased father as station agent for the New York Central Railroa 
Company at Camelot, N. Y. 

Geo. S. Dodds, Beta Beta, '76, has moved from Hazlehurst, Miss- 
to New Orleans, La., where he has formed a partnership in law wit 
ex-Attorney General Rogers. 

Rev. E. W. Work, Beta, '84, who has been connected with the Uai- 
versity of Wooster for several years, has accepted a call to the Thi^^ 
Presbyterian Church of Dayton, Ohio. 

Frank L. Hume, Beta, '86, has resigned his position in the office ^^ 
the superintendent of the Union Stock Yards, Chicago, and has ^^' 
cepted a position on the reportorial staff of the Chicago Record^ the po^^ 
having been tendered to him through Sigma Chi influence. He is nO^ 
residing at the Colonial Hotel on Oglesby avenue near Sixty-third str^^^ 



PERSONALIA, 175 

Harry H. Carpenter, Mu, '79, who has been practicing law in Chi- 
cago for the past four years, is now practicing in Suite 1109 Tacoma 
Building. His firm is Dicker & Carpenter. 

Joseph B. Kerr, Mu, '84, who has been engaged in the live stock 
business in Utah since 1881, recently accepted a responsible position 
with The Jones Electric Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

W. H. McSurely, Beta, '86, who has been managing clerk for the 
law firm of Norton, Burley & Howell, Hartford Building, Chicago, for a 
number of years, was made a member of the firm last month. 

Nathan Powell, Chi, '84, is spending the winter in Vienna with his 
wife and young daughter. Mrs. Powell (formerly Miss Susie Pendleton 
of Cincinnati) possesses a superior voice which she is now cultivating 
in Europe. 

Wm. Poindexter, Nu, '75, was master of ceremonies and toastmaster 
at the banquet tendered Attorney General M. M. Crane by the city of 
Cleburne, Texas, on his departure for Austin to assume the duties of 
the office. 

Hubert Edson, Chi, '89, nephew of U. S. Chemist Wiley, received 
dn offer not long since to leave his work as a sugar chemist at Bartels, 
•Louisiana, and go to the Sandwich Islands to make experiments and 
^e^ts for a large sugar company. 

Harry E. CoUettc, Mu, '91, returned from a sojourn of several 
'n^z^nths in Colorado, in November, and on his way to New York called 
or^ the grand officers in Chicago and also spent several days with his old 
c^^fc^pter at Denison University, Granville, Ohio. 

John B. McPherson, Theta, ^83, has been elected a director of the 
G^'^tysburg, Pa.^ National Bank, of which hjs grandfather was the first, 
^^ <^ continued for forty years, cashier. Brother McPherson succeeded 
t\i^ late president of the bank, Hon. David Mills. 

Harry P. Seymour, Alpha Alpha, '94, who is pursuing a theological 
coAarse at Nashotah House (Episcopalian), Nashotah, Wisconsin, visited 
^^icago early in February in the interest of the house which the Hobart 
Allege chapter is securing at Geneva, New York. 

Eli R. Sutton, Theta Theta, responded to the toast '* Young Men in 
Politics" at the sixth annual banquet of the Alger Republican Club, at 
^"^ Hotel Cadillac, Detroit, Michigan, on January 28. Over 250 per- 
^ns, including some of the leading Republicans of Michigan, were 



176 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Thomas C. Babb, Kappa, '95, who was in C. M. Condon's bankat 
Oswego, Kas., has been advanced to the position of cashier of Cmdon 
& Carpenter's bank at Neodesha, Kansas. Brother Babb is an inter- 
ested reader of the Bulletin as well as of the Quarterly. 

Judge Charles M. Barickman, Alpha Iota, '87, who was admitted to 
the bar in 1889, was elected recently county judge of Livingston county, 
Illinois, of which Pontiac is the county seat. Brother Barickman is 
probably the youngest judge in Illinois. Grand Quaestor Nate, his old 
college chum, has promised a biography of Judge Barickman for the 
next number of the Quarterly. 

Geo. Ade and John T. McCutcheon, Delta Delta, author and illus- 
trator, respectively, of the ** Stories of the Streets and of the Town" in 
the Chicago Record, have been granted a three months* leave of absence 
on full salary, which they will spend in European travel. Both young 
men are to be congratulated on this handsome recognition of their emi- 
nent services in newspaper life. 

Burr W. Mcintosh, Phi, '84, played the part of **Taffy'' in '*TriJby" 
in New York recently. Brother Mcintosh has signed a five years' con- 
tract to star in plays written for him by Augustus Thomas, author of 
"Alabama" and **In Mizzoura." A story by brother Mcintosh entitled 
"Football and Love,'* which is now being illustrated, will appear in 
book form about the first of March. 

Rev. W. H. Reynolds, Beta, *86, pastor of the Presbyterian Churcb 
of River Forest, one of Chicago's suburbs, has been elected treasurer 0* 
an emigration society recently formed in Chicago and composed of n^^^* 
isters of that city. The purpose of the organization is to advise thro'*-*^" 
ministers in various parts of the country prospective immigrants to ^^^ 
particular region of the true advantages and disadvantages of t*^*^ 
region. • 

Rev. S. P. Dillon, Chi, '71, has been located in Chicago for the pF^^^ 
month securing relief for the sufferers in Nebraska. He has been qc>^^^ 
successful, and has sent large donations of clothing, provisions ^^" 
money to the Litchfield Aid Society, the G. A. R. Post at Litchfi^^"' 
and other distributing agencies. The Sigma Chis in Chicago wer^ ^ 
great service to brother Dillon in several instances in opening the t^^^ 
for the presentation of his cause. 

H. B. Schmidt, Zeta Psi, '85, who is engaged in special engineeri^^ 
enterprises in Cincinnati, residing with his father's family at CliftC^^' 
visited Chicago, which was his home for a number of years, on a bu^^V. 
ness trip recently. His year and a half in Europe did him great gcr^^ 



PERSONALIA, 177 

physically and he has gained a good deal in weight. That the trip was 
a delight mentally to him, as well as to his friends, is evident to all who 
have read his excellent sketch, **A Winter Incident," in this issue. 

Concerning Walter S. Montgomery, Chi, '80, from the Madison, 

Indiana, Daily Courier: 

Mr.W. S. Montgomery, formerly of Kent. Jefferson Co., has began the publication 
of the Greenfield Daily Republican. The first issues are highly creditable. Mr. Mont- 
gomery is a live business man and an excellent writer and will succeed in the venture if 
any one can. Greenfield should back him up in his enterprise. 

Rev. W. F. Irwin, Chi, '87, who is pastor of the Westminster Pres- 
byterian Church, West Bay City, Michigan, passed through Chicago 
recently on his way to St. Louis, Mo., whither he went on business. 
Mr. Irwin has made quite a reputation as a lecturer, as well as a 
preacher and pastor. He possesses a stereopticon, and with his exten- 
sive foreign travel is well equipped for the rostrum. He introduced 
into liis church not long since the use of individual communion cups. 

Grand Quaestor Joseph C. Nate, Alpha Iota, '90, is spending a few 
weeks in Colorado with his wife and daughter. They have spent most 
of the time in Denver. The trip was necessitated on account of Mrs. 
Nate's ill health, but we are pleased to announce that she has materially 
improved in Colorado and that the Grand Quaestor in all probability 
will soon be at his post of duty. Meanwhile, L. L. Loehr, Alpha Iota, 
*85, is performing the duties of the oflSce in brother Nate's name. Ad- 
dress, Joseph C. Nate, Lock Box 769, Chicago. 

Frank M. Elliot, Omega, '77, read a very excellent paper on "The 

Art of Music *' at the twenty-fifth anniversary of the dedication of the 

First Congregational Church, Evanston, Illinois. The Evanston Press 

said of it: 

* 

One of the most carefully prepared as well as one of the most interesting papers of 
the afternoon was that read by Mr. Frank M. Elliot, of the music committee, on the 
history of the church music. The Congregational church has always been noted for the 
beauty of its music, and thinking that Mr. Elliot's address would be of as much interest 
to others as it was to the Press scribe, we print it in full on another page. 

The address proves that brother Elliot is discerning, musical, and 
catholic enough to make a typical member of a music committee, and 
gives evidence that whatever he undertakes is done conscientiously, 
faithfully, intelligently and tastefully. 

Hervey Bryan Hicks, Alpha Epsilon, '91, Grand Praetor of the Sixth 
Province, has removed from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Chicago, where he is 
engaged in the practice of law. His office is at 1109 Chicago Stock 



178 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Exchange with S. P. Shope, ex- Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois, 
and Delos P. Phelps, Sub-Treasurer of the United States at Chicago. 
Brother Hicks is making a specialty of practice under the new income 
tax law, which he has studied quite thoroughly, and the practical ope- 
ration of which he will watch carefully in every detail. 

James Todd, Chi, '87, Assistant State's Attorney of Cook count>% 
has scored a second victory against lawless policemen in Chicago. 
Added to his conviction of officer Kinsella, is the recent verdict of four- 
teen years' imprisonment for officers Healy and Moran, who, when 
under the influence of liquor, shot an unoffending Swede. 

George C. Purdy, Alpha Phi, '92, joined the lumbermen's society 
known as the <'Hoo-Hoos" when he was in the East on a business trip 
last fall. Brother Purdy was offered a lucrative business engagement 
in February, but declined it to remain with the firm of Greenlee Bros., 
manufacturers of wood-work machinery, Chicago. 

Elmer B. Martin, Alpha Zeta, '89, of the S. K. Martin Lumber 
Company, Chicago, has also been initiated into the great order of the 
black cat. One of the questions asked him during the < 'solemn" initia- 
tion was, << Haven't you a pretty good thing of it with the old man in 
the lumber business?" Brother Martin was also interrogated as to 
whether he did not use to stand about the doors of the Congregational 
church in Beloit when he was courting a college widow. His record 
had been so thoroughly investigated that he confessed all, and was 
received into full membership. 

Ex-Grand Consul Orville S. Brumback, Beta, Sigma, and Theta 
Theta, of Toledo, Ohio, is trustee of the building fund of Theta Theta 
chapter, University of Michigan. He is now collecting the notes given 
a year or more ago to him as trustee. As fast as the money is collected 
it will be deposited in a Toledo savings bank, and enough will soon be 
realized to place Theta Theta on a solid foundation. 

John P. Elkin, Theta Theta, '84, has been appointed Deputy Attor — 
ney General at Indiana, Pennsylvania. The following refers to th^s^ 
appointment: 

All is peace and harmony in the Republican ranks in this county. Clark Watsoi&.r 
ex-Senator George Hood and the Hastings wing of the party have compromised with th^^ 
Delamater wing headed by John P. Elkin and have agreed that Mr. Elkin shall b^ 
appointed Deputy Attorney General. While the public was given to understand tha.t 
Mr. Elkin's appointment was a certainty, it was in doubt until the factions agreed to 
bury their differences this week. One of the prerequisites of Mr. Elkin's appointmeot 
was the consent of the Hastings people in this county. 



PERSONALIA. 179 

J. M. Givens, Zeta Zeta, '89, has been appointed Assistant U. S. 
Attorney of Indian Territory. 

Marion M. Miller, Beta, '85, is recording secretary of the Ohio Soci- 
ety of New York, at 236 Fifth avenue. 

L. L. Loehr, Alpha Iota, '85, has a responsible position with the 
la^w firm of Rich & Stone, Equitable Building, Chicago. 

Grand Consul Reginald Fendall, Epsilon, '64, spent a few weeks in 
f'lcjrida, recuperating from the effects of a recent illness. 

John S. Van Winkle, Zeta Zeta, '90, manager of the Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee, Tribune, visited Chicago on business connected with his paper 
^^.rly in February, and attended the banquet of the Associated Press. 

Hon. John A. Henry, Gamma, *68, was made a member of the com- 
'^^ittee on resolutions in the Chicago Republican convention which 
'^^minated Geo. B. Swift for mayor. The Grand Tribune was also a 
delegate to the convention. 

Frank Crozier, Chi, and Theta Theta, has been in the law office of 
^atz & Fisher (ex-Grand Consul Walter L. Fisher), in the Portland 
*^lock, Chicago, since last fall. He is a thorough student of the law, 
^*xd is rapidly becoming an adept in matters of practice. 

Brittain R. Webb, Eta, '76, moved from Mississippi to Breckinridge, 
* ^xas, in 1876. He stayed there until the Texas Pacific Railroad was 
^^ilt through Texas, when he moved to Baird, Texas, where he has 
^*^ce practiced law. He has been reporter for the Court of Civil 
"Appeals, 2d Supreme Judicial District, at Fort Worth since the organi- 
sation of that court in 1890. At the request of the Fort Worth Gazette 
^^ has taken the negative side of a debate on the Single Tax with Prof. 
J - G. H. Buck of Addian University, which debate is now going on in 
^^e Sunday Fort Worth Gazette. 

S. R. Ireland, Theta Theta, '89, is now residing in Washington, D. 
^* He is counsel for the Guarantee Savings, Loan and Investment 
^^mpany, in the Washington Loan and Trust Building. Bro. Ireland 
*^ixiks the course pursued by Sigma Chi at the University of Michigan, 
^^ outlined in the last Bulletin, a wise one under all the circumstances. 
^hat brother Ireland is the same old "Sam" we all enjoy so much is 
^'^ident from this extract from the Washington Post of Nov. 26 last: 

A programme strong in merit and rich in novelty was presented at the Columbia 

"^^tfcletic Club smoker Saturday night. The attendance was very large, and all enjoyed 

^^xaselves thoroughly. A visitor from Kentucky, Mr. Sam Ireland, was introduced to 

^ ^- A. C. smoker for the first time, and made an instantaneous and pronounced hit with 

^ cboicc lot of quaint dialect tales told in crisp style. 



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Hon. James W. Newman, Gamma, '6i, delivered an eloquent eulogy 
on the annual memorial day of the Society of Elks at Portsmouth, Ohio, 
on December 2, 1894. As a preface to the full text of the address the 
following comment was made in the Portsmouth Daily Times: 

After that beautiful old hymn "Rock of Ages" had been sung by the audience. Hon. 
James W. Newman paid a glowing tribute to the memory of a lately deceased brother, 
the news of whose death was received with genuine regret and sorrow all over the city — 
Will Storck. The fact that the address was by Mr. Newman was in itself a sufficient 
guarantee that it would be something fine, but even those who were best acquainted with 
his ability as an orator must have been surprised at the eloquence of his tribute to the 
memory of Mr. Storck. It was unquestionably one of the finest e£forts of the kind ever 
made in the city, and the speaker was the recipient of many congratulations at the close 
of the exercises. 

Noble B. Judah, Lambda, '73, has been nominated as the Republi- 
can candidate for alderman in the Third Ward of Chicago. He is 
chairman of the executive committee of the regular Third Ward Repub- 
lican Club (of which committee the Grand Tribune is secretary). A 
rival Republican organization in the ward existed, but as soon as it was 
announced that brother Judah would accept the nomination, complete 
harmony prevailed. Mr. Judah is a member of the well-known law firm 
of Dupee, Judah & Willard, and lives at 2701 Prairie avenue. The 
acceptance of the nomination for alderman, nomination being equivalent 
to election, was a great sacrifice on the part of Mr. Judah, and not only 
the members of his party but all advocates of good municipal govern- 
ment will hold him in grateful esteem for his public spirit. 

Rev. C. E. Morse, Chi, '86, pastor of the Ninth Presbyterian Church 
of Chicago, on Ashland avenue near Twelfth street, gave a box party at 
McVicker's theatre this month. The play was ** Shore Acres," pro- 
duced by James A. Heme. The Chicago Times contained the following 
interview with brother Morse: 

"Yes, I am giving a box party, and see nothing to apologize for in it. I visit and 
denounce bad theatres, and if I can I will compel them by law to close their doors. I 
was always prejudiced against the theatre because of its enmity to the Sabbath, but here 
comes a man who meets us half way. I love a pure, clean, American play that touches 
the heart of the people, and, in fact, with several other clergymen, I am encouraging one 
of our playwrights to produce a series of plays dealing with the social, religious, ethical 
and labor questions of the day. I understand a West side theatre has been offered, and 
hope thd experiment will be made and prove a success." 

C. B. Edson, Chi, '93, left Hanover College in 1892. -He worked as 
a non-resident student of theology in Cotner University, Bethan}', Neb., 
and took a degree. He was first pastor of a Christian church at Ne- 
braska City, Neb., but came to Chicago last December to become pastor 



PERSONALIA. i8i 

{ the Garfield Park Christian Church. He resides at 1364 Washington 
»oulevard. Brother Edson's careful and arduous work in preparing 
lie supplement to the Catalogue, which was printed in the July number 
f the Quarterly for 1891, will long be remembered by the fraternity. 
t has been a great help to the Grand Tribune in his work. In this 
onnection, we trust that Alpha Chi will bring before the next grand 
hapter its suggestion as to the publication of a supplement to the Cat- 
logue, which is made in its letter in this issue. 

Hon. John H. Hamline, Omega, '75, was unanimously elected presi- 
ent of the Union League Club of Chicago on January 21. Thie club 
as a total resident membership of 1,200 and owns a handsome club 
ouse on Jackson street, between Dearborn and Clark, across from the 
ost office. This is a distinguished honor but is well, deserved by Bro. 
lamline. He has been one of the foremost leaders in the club's cele- 
rations of Washington's birthday and other patriotic occasions, in the 
ublic schools and throughout the city. He was appointed recently by 
layor Hopkins as the Republican member of the Police Commission^ 
rhich was designed to devise a method to take the police force out of 
tie control of politics, and was a delegate from the Union League Club 
3 push the passage of a bill for a better civil service in Chicago before 
he legislature of Illinois. Few men have ever done better work in any 
reat municipality as advocates of a higher civic life than has Mr. Ham- 
ne in Chicago. 

In commenting on the notable men of the Fifty-Third Congress the 
\\\Z2i%o Evening Post said concerning Hon. Lafayette Pence, Chi, '77: 

Upon the very first day of speechmaking in the special session a smooth-faced young 

sLn, with a shrill, high voice, an apt tongue and noble eloquence, addressed the house 

opposition to the repeal bill and in favor of free silver. He distinctly made a sensa- 

>Ti. The inquiry was made on every hand as to who he was and whence he came. He 

oved to be Lafe Pence, a populist, from Colorado, whose election was a result of the 

xseral political disaffection in Colorado which followed the national convention of 1893. 

'Ccesoon became the speaking leader of the house populists. In fact, he spoke too 

t^n and did as so many young members have done, failed to fulfill general expectation. 

^^all, wiry, as sharp of feature as of voice, he seems a very boy, although he is nearly 

>ears old. He is intensely active, after the manner of the hustling West, and is said 

1^- above all things a money-maker. He has a pretty wife, who is socially popular. 

^^ alack and alas! like all of the notables above mentioned. Mr. Pence failed to find 

F^reciation at home and will end his present congressional career with the Fifty-Third 

^'^gress. 

To which may be added this from the Chicago Tribune: 

Lafe Pence, the fiery young populist orator from Colorado, has been elected vice- 
^^ident of a railroad, and an eastern railroad at that. This is the latest onslaught of 
*^tern corporate capital upon the unfortunate West. 



ift2 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

The following item from the Poughkeepsie, N. Y., News Press of 
January 25 is very gratifying and is of double interest to the fraternity. 
Brother Weikert was a member of Theta, class of '71, while his prede- 
cessor, the late Henry L. Ziegenfuss, was of the same chapter, class of 
'66: 

The vestry cf Christ church held a meeting on Monday evening, at which time it 
was unanimously voted to increase the salary of the rector, Rev. S. A. Weikert, by three 
hundred dollars. The increase in salary, it was also voted, is to begin back to July first 
last. 

Mr. Weikert's rectorship at Christ church has been unusually successful, the church 
is steadily growing in membership and in prosperity and usefulness. It is certainly 
remarkable that Mr. Weikert could come after a man so universally loved as was the 
late Mr. Ziegenfuss, and could so soon endear himself to all the people, not only of his 
own church, but also of the city favorably. Mr. Weikert is a fine preacher, and a par- 
ticularly pleasant and agreeable gentleman. We heartily congratulate him on bis success. 

We understand that on the anniversary of the death of Archdeacon Ziegenfuss, 
which occurs soon, special service of a very interesting and impressive character will be 
held in Christ church. 

The Poughkeepsie Eagle said: 

Mr. Weikert, since his coming to Poughkeepsie, has made a profound impression 
upon the religious life of this city. He has endeared himself not alone to the members 
of his own congregation, but also to his brother clergymen in all denominations, and to 
almost everybody interested in religious and mission work. A preacher of marked abil- 
ity, his genial, kindly manner, and willingness to help and to do for others, have won 
him friends on every side. The Eagle extends to him its cordial congratulations on his 
success. 

MARRIAGES. 

Charles A. Gunn, Kappa Kappa, '92, was married to Miss Mae Bot- 
den, of Chicago, December 23, and they now reside in Champaign- 
Brother Gunn is instructor in architecture in the College of Engineeri^^ 
at the University of Illinois. 

Dr. Hervey Keller, Zeta Zeta, '92, and Miss Delma Crutcher '^^^^ 
married in the late fall in Frankfort, Ky. Dr. Keller is making a rep^ 
tation as one of Kentucky's leading homoeopathists. The bride 
daughter of Frankfort's wealthiest merchant. Happiness and prosp 
are prophesied for the happy couple. 

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ISAAC P. GRAY, LAMBDA, '76. 

Hon. Isaac P. Gray, Lambda, '76, U. S. Minister to Mexico, die<i 
the City of Mexico on February 14. His son. Bayard S. Gray, Xi, ^ ' 



OBITUARY, 183 

is also a member of the fraternity. The following dispatch from the 
City of Mexico gives an account of Minister Gray's demise: 

United States Minister Isaac P. Gray died at 7:05 this evening. 

Minister Gray returned this morning from a trip to Washington with a severe case 
of pneamonia. A Pullman car conductor found him unconscious at 2 o'clock this morn- 
ing. He was carried from the train on a stretcher to the American Hospital. Dr. Bray 
iofonned Mrs. Gray that he could not live the day out. 

He remained unconscious until the time of his death. Consul-General Crittenden 
rexxxained with him during the day. Col. Gray had been ill all the way from St. Louis 
to ^liiscity. 

The following sketch of his life is taken from the Chicago Tribune: 

Isaac Pusey Gray was born in Chester county, Pa., October 18, 1828. His parents 

renaoved to Ohio in 1836. Young Gray received a common school education and early 

ei^tered on the study of the law. His poverty, however, compelled him to accept a 

cler-kship in a general store at New Madison. In 1855 he moved with his family to 

Union City. Ind. 

In 1862 he was appointed Colonel of the Fourth Indiana Cavalry by Gov. Morton 
and organized the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Infantry in 1864. In 1866 he was 
tbft candidate for Congress in opposition to George W. Julian, being defeated by 300 
votes. Two years later he was elected to the state senate, where he made himself 
famous as president of that body by locking the Democratic members in and counting 
tbem to obtain the passage of a ratification of the fifteenth amendment. He was offered 
*^e consulship at St. Thomas in 1870, but declined it. 

His connection with the Democratic party dates from 1871, when he failed to get 
^"C nomination for Governor from the hands of the Republican party. He was a dele- 
g^te-at-large to the Liberal Republican convention of 1872 and was appointed by the 
^^vetition member of the national committee for Indiana. His name was before the 
I^mocratic state convention in 1872 for Congressman-at-large, and in 1874 for Attorney- 
^^cral, but was withdrawn both times at his request. The state convention of 1876 
°^i&iiiated him by acclamation for Lieutenant-Governor, to which office he was elected 
^^n "Bluejeans" Williams, whom he succeeded as Governor on the latter's death. In 
'^3 he received the complimentary nomination of the Democratic minority for the 
'^^^^d States senatorship. In 1884 he was elected Governor against William H. Calkins. 
Reiving the nomination by a two-thirds vote of the convention. 

A.fter his last term as Governor expired he followed the practice of his profession in 

^^Oapolis in partnership with his son. Pierre Gray, until he was called to the Mexican 

*s»ioii by President Cleveland two years ago. In 1850 he married Miss Eliza Jaque of 

.^'"^^ county, Ohio. They have two children living — Pierre, who is a lawyer in this 

' ^* Qjid Bayard, who has been acting as his father's private secretary in Mexico. 

^^r. Gray was always a man of the people and was known as a good "mixer." repre- 
^**ng the common element of his party. 

HENRY S. MILLER. BETA. '81. 

The Allegheny County Bar Association held a meeting to take action 

^P^tx the death of Henry S. Miller, Esq., a member of the bar, on 

^^^ember 14, 1894. Hon. W. D. Porter presided, and the following 

^^^e named as vice-presidents: Hon. F. H. Collier, Hon. Thos. Ewing, 



1 84 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Hon. John M. Kennedy, Hon. James H. Reed, and Archibald McBride. 
The secretaries were J. J. McAfee, George Shiras, HI, and A. J. Walker. 
A committee on resolutions was appointed as follows: J. S. Ferguson, 
H. R. Ewing, K. T. Friend, E. L. Porter, and R. H. McLaren, who 
submitted the following minute in relation to the deceased: 

Henry Samuel Miller, a member of the bar of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, and 
of the Allegheny County Bar Association, who died on the 12th of December, 1894, from 
typhoid fever, was born in the city of Pittsburgh on the 14th day of November, 1859. 
His father, who survives him, is Jacob H. Miller, Esq., an honored and distinguished 
member of the same bar. His mother, who, like him, died young, was Mary Emily 
McDonald, a daughter of one of the oldest and best known families of Washington 
county, Pennsylvania. 

Our deceased brother entered his chosen profession equipped with a thorough edu- 
cation. After a course of study at the Pittsburgh High School and at the Cannonsburgh 
Academy, he entered Wooster University, from which he graduated in the year 1881; be 
then became a law student in the law school of the University of Yale, from which, in 
the year 1883, he graduated in the same class with two otber members of our bar, Henry 
K. Ewing and George Shiras. HI, Esqs. In addition to his studies at the law school he 
had the benefit of the teaching and guidance of a loving father, deservedly proud of an 
able and promising son; so that when he was admitted to the bar in July, 1883, he was 
most amply prepared for a brilliant and successful professional career, if it had not been 
that he had inherited a delicate constitution, which deprived him of that physical vigor 
and health which he needed for the full development of his mental powers. 

After practicing law in the city of Pittsburgh for about two years, his health became 
so poor that in the year 1886 he went south in the hope of a recovery. In the fall of 
1886, with the same object, he went to Denver, Colorado, and there followed bis profes- 
sion, and to some extent engaged in newspaper work on the Denver Times. He remained 
in Denver until the year 1892, when he returned to Pittsburgh and resumed the practice 
of the law here. 

About the year 1890 Mr. Miller met with an accident which left him somewhat lame 
and added that burden to his life. Nevertheless, he had at all times brought to his busi- 
ness a cheerful and untiring energy. This was especially noticeable in the last case in 
which he was engaged, one which terminated but a few days before be was stricken with 
his last illness. It was a very important, intricate and laborious case, taking nine days 
for its trial, and his colleagues owe its successful termination very largely to his skill and 
diligence in the preparation of the case and the presentation of it to the court and jury. 
Stricken with a disease which foredoomed him to an early death and, in addition, lamed 
by the accident already referred to. Mr. Miller was nevertheless an unusually cheerful 
and genial companion. 

He was a close and diligent student. He had a keen, active and comprehensive 
mind that enabled him readily to solve the intricate questions of the law which con- 
fronted him in his practice. He had the gift of clear, concise and logical expression. 
Though he was a modest man. he must have known and felt that if his life were spared, 
he would obtain a high position at the bar. He must have felt that the years were not 
his in which to reach the height for which he was so well fitted, and therefore it is that 
his whole life so well exemplifies "how sublime it is to sufifer and be strong." 

Mr. Miller's character was without a blemish. He was a sincere man, a good son. 
a kind and affectionate brother, a friend to be proud of. His brethren at the bar will 



OBITUARY, 185 

long cherish bis memory, with a lasting regret that one who bid so fair to do them and 
^beir and his profession so much honor has so suddenly, and at so young an age, been 
^en from among them. 

Addresses were made by Hon. F. H. Collier, Hon. W. D. Porter, George Shiras» III, 
^ . ]. R. McFarlane, Esq., Samuel Ammon, Esq., J. Scott Ferguson, Esq., E. S. Craig. 
^ , and Charles P. Lang, Esq. 



1E^ 



THE LOVERS' RECONCILIATION. 

TRANSLATION FROM HORACE, HOOK III, ODE IX. 

Horace: 

When thou looked on me with a loving eye, 
And never to more favored arms wast giving 

Thy snowy neck in fond embrace, then I 
Far happier than the Persian king was living. 

Lydia: 

While on thy heart there burned no rival flame, 
Nor Lydia less than Thracian Chloe nourished 

Thy young affections, I, of lofty name, 
More proudly than the Roman Ilia flourished. 

Horace: 

Rules now my heart the Thracian Chloe fair. 
Skilled on the lyre, in song and accents tender, 

For whom, if her alive the fates would spare, 
Most .fearlessly would I my life surrender. 

Lydia: 

The son of Ornytus now kneels to me, 
With mutual torch the flame of love reviving; 

Twice would I die for Calais, if he 
Would by the cruel fates be spared surviving. 

Horace: 

What! if our old affection should return, 
Our souls to wear its golden yoke compelling, 

If my divided heart would Chloe spurn 
And spread its portals wide for thy indwelling? 

Lydia: 

Though he is fairer than the stars above, 
Fickle and wrathful thou as waves contending, 

Yet gladly with thee would I live and love. 
With thee to die would be life's sweetest ending. 

James W. Newman, Gamma, '61 
^^'tsmouth, Ohio, April, 1890. 



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f^evieczis. 

FRATERNITY STUDIES. 

Bsta Theta Pi is to be congratulated on the publication of a manual 
of information concerning it, entitled ** Fraternity Studies," by William 
Raimond Baird, M. E., LL. B. Mr. Baird is well known to the frater- 
nity world as the author of * 'American College Fraternities," in uniform 
style with the last edition of which the present work has been published. 
The book is an artistic little volume of seven and one-half by five and 
one-half inches, bound in cloth, contains three hundred and sixty pages 
and was published by the author, 243 Broadway, New York. 

** Fraternity Studies" had its origin in a series of articles published 
under that title in the Beta Theta Pi in 1883 and 1884. At the conven- 
tion of 1893 the author noticed among the younger members an igno- 
rance of many important events in the history of Beta Theta Pi and felt 
that the time was ripe to revise his studies and put them into the form 
of a manual of information. The publication was authorized by the 
convention of 1893 and published under the direction of the Executive 
Committee. 

The first six chapters, comprising about one-third of the volume, ^^ 
give a succinct but comprehensive general history of Beta Theta P 
from its foundation to the present time. Chapter seven is devoted to 
history of the Alpha Sigma Chi and Mystical Seven fraternities, whic 
were successively united with Beta Theta Pi, and of the local fraterni 
ties which were the predecessors of the Mississippi, Brown, Dartmout ft 

and Missouri chapters, respectively. The next chapter is a spikin a 

argument, containing a classified list of the most distinguished membe^^s 
of the fraternity. Chapter nine is called **The Testimony of Expecr-i- 
ence," and is composed of tributes to the fraternity and its influeacx^, 
culled from the writings and speeches of alumni. The chapter muczrh 
resembles the one in brother Frank M. Elliot's ** History of Omega-, " 
entitled ** Sigma Chi Sentiments." These words of Hon. J. S. Wis^, 
of Virginia, make us think of brother Harry St. John Dixon's descrif> 
tion of the first post-bellum messages of friendship and reunion: 

These first messages came to my ear with a sweetness gratifying and refresbiflg ^ 
the bluebird's note at the break of day, when the fevered night is passing o£f. The c^^' 
was as tender and timid as the voice of the piping quail, when it invites the re-assemblic^ 
of the scattered covey after the havoc of the sportsmen has swept on to other fields. 




REVIEWS. 187 

Chapter ten is on "The Social Life of the Fraternity." After treat- 
g of several peculiar social customs of different chapters and the vari- 
is local and district associations and their reunions, the author gives a 
ill account of the dinners given to Governor Hoadley when he removed 
\ New York, to Justice Harlan soon after the organization of the Wash- 
igton alumni club, and to John W. Noble, Secretary of the Interior, by 
le New York alumni. 

The next chapter is called "Beta Homes'' and is composed of illus- 
ations and descriptions of the alumni club house at Wooglin, and the 
»ur chapter houses owned and occupied by the chapters at Amherst, 
[ichigan, De Pauw, and California. 

The next two chapters give a history of the fraternity magazine; the 
;xt, of the several catalogues, with facsimile pages from those of 1855 
id 1881; the next, of the Denison Chapter History by Frank W. Shep- 
dson, of the song books, and miscellaneous publications of Beta 
beta Pi. 

An interesting chapter historically is that on the insignia, including 
ustrations of the various styles of the badge, grand seal, fraternity 
ig, and flower. Another on "The Greek World and Its Inhabitants" 
mtains a classification and enumeration of the various Greek-letter 
aternities, with the roll of their active chapters and cuts of their 
idges. In the list of Sigma Chi's active chapters Roanoke College, 
adem, Va., is erroneously included, and the University of Illinois is 
nitted. 

The last chapter in the book contains, among other tables, a list of 
Ecers and delegates on every convention roll from 1842 to 1893, inclu- 
we; and a list of the chapters which successively governed the frater- 
^y from 1847 to 1879, when a change in the "rotary" system of chapter 
>'vernment was made. 

A remarkable feature of the book is its extreme candor. The defec- 
>iiof the Michigan chapter to Psi Upsilon, and of the Western Reserve 
lapter to Delta Kappa Epsilon in 1865; the very loose extension policy 
xrsued for a long time after the organization of the fraternity; the fool- 
t changes in the names of the chapters, which seemed to have about 
-pt pace with those of the moon; the initiation of men who were not 
udents (Schuyler Colfax among the number); the iriitiation of Betas 
ho went to eastern colleges into eastern fraternities — are all told with 
^^onted frankness. 

Speaking of Schuyler Colfax, Mr. Baird quotes, on page 84, a clip- 
ing from the Beta Theta Pi^ in which Sigma Chi and Phi Kappa Psi 
'ere accused of making it rather warm on the outside while Schuyler . 



iHS THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

was eating ** canine** with the Northwestern University chapter of Beta 
Theta Pi on January 17, 1876. This little episode is fully explained by 
Dr. E. Wyllys Andrews, Omega, '78, on page 90 of the "History of 
Omega.** Brother Andrews is probably correct when he says: "The 
nervousness and silly behavior of two or three officious Betas were the 
only causes of what little disturbance took place. ''^ ''^ In fact, no one 
would have dreamt of molesting the meeting had not one or two self- 
important fellows precipitated a row by rushing out to insult those who 
had not yet done anything to give real offense. A leading Beta ac- 
knowledged this afterward.*' 

No, Mr. Baird, you had better look at both sides of such a musty 
incident before you publish a second edition of "Fraternity Studies." 
The elimination of such matter will do your book good and entitle it all 
the more to the high and creditable position which it already holds as a 
valuable and permanent contribution to fraternity literature. 

As regards the question of comity between Sigma Chi and Beta 
Thcta Pi we might refer to the purloining of our first ritual by the 
Miami chapter of Beta Theta Pi referred to in Rev. G. A. Pollock's 
toast printed elsewhere in this issue. So as a matter of fact each fra- 
ternity believes it has some ground to sing to the other: 

You can't play in our yard, 

I don't like you any more; 
You'll be sorry when you see me 

Sliding down our cellar door. 
You can't holler down our rain-barrel, 

You can*t climb our apple-tree; 
I don't want to play in your yard 

'Cause you won't be good to me. 



ILLUSTRATION OF THE COLUMBIA COLLEGE 

CHAPTER. 

The seven members of the Nu Nu Chapter, on the top row of the 
illustration shown opposite page 117, reading from the left to the right, 
are: Walter F. McCabe, George Boiling Lee, Francis E. Brewer, 
Daniel W. Layman, Webster Wagner, Wm. H. P. Conklin and Paul 
B. Scarff; on the middle row, Benjamin Palmer Carter, F. Hedley 
Jobbins, Joseph P. Smyth, Jr., Edward Hamilton Daly and Joseph U. 
LePrince; on the bottom row, Henry F. Owsley and Hiram D. Lingle. 



VOLUME XIV.— No. h 



The Sigma Cnr Quarterly 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN 



OF 



THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY 



CHARLES ALLING, JR. 

KOITOR-IN-CHIKF. 



MAY, 1895 



CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 
1895. 



l^Irecfory of ffve Slgrcva^ Cfvl P rQ^\sri\l\ym 

GRAND CONSUL. 
HoM. Rbgim ALD Fbndall Fendall Law Building, Washington, D. C. 

GRAND TRIUMVIRS. 

Grand Quasior — Joseph C. Natb Lock Box 769, Chicago. 

Grand Annotator — W. T. Aldbn 11, 184 Dearborn St. , Chicago. 

Grand Prator (Fifth Province) — Nbwman Millbr University of Chicago. Chicago. 

GRAND PR>ETORS. 

First Province — Robert E. Lee 330 ^% St. N. W., Washington, T>. C. 



Second 

Third 

Fourth 

Fifth 

Sixth 

Seventh 



— George H. Denny Pantop's Academy, Charlottesville, Va. 

— George D. Harper 24 Johnston Building, Cincinnati, O. 

— Frederick C. Scheuch The Lahr, Lafayette, Ind. 

— Newman Miller University of Chicago. Chicago. 

— H. B. Hicks mo Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago. 

— ^Wm. B. Ricks Jonesboro. Ark. 



GRAND TRIBUNE. 

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OFFICIAL JEWELRY AGENT AND GRAND HISTORIAN. 
W. C. Van Benschoten Evanston, 111. 

OFFICIAL JEWELERS. 

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A Strictly Private Newspaper, Published in the Months op October, Dbcsmbib, 

January, March, April and June. 

Pnhlished by the Fraternity and edited by the Grand Tribune. 
Sent on request, without charge, to all members of the Fraternity who subscribe lor 
Tbb Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

T^ke Slgitva^ Cr>I Qua^nerlY. 

A JOURNAL OF COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY LIFE AND LITERATURE. 
Pubushbd in the Months op November, February, May and July. 



Memben of the Fraternity are invited to contribute articles, newt itemt. 
ilBetches, and especially personal notices of Alumm members. 

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5:,yoL. XIV. MAY, 189s. No. 3. 

.*■ . 

r * NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY AND OMEGA 

y. CHAPTER. 

' . Northwestern University is situated in Chicago and Evanston, Chi- 
; -^lago's largest suburb. Evanston is just outside of the corporate limits 
;;'-0f Chicago on the north side, and has about 25,000 inhabitants. Sa- 
vj/'ftkms are prohibited by state law within four miles of the university 
^:J)aildings in Evanston. The scenery along the shore of Lake Michigan 
^^•is magnificent^ and the broad avenues and boulevards of Evanston, and 
TJ^ilt^ beautiful parks on all sides are in keeping with the splendid homes 
-^ '*9lA quiet lives of its inhabitants. 

Northwestern University was founded here in 1855, and has grown 
-contiiiually until now it is the third largest institution in the United 
7^> States, having in 1895 almost 2,500 students. The campus is a beauti- 
^:;, lal strip of lake front about eighty rods wide and one mile in length. 
C Thirteen well equipped buildings are situated here and new ones are 
V* being contemplated. Within the past two years the university has built 
V fhree large buildings at an expense of about $300,000. One of these is 
' tBe Orrington Itunt Library situated on the campus at Evanston. An 
iUlistration of it appears opposite these lines. 

' The university is composed of the following departments: The Col- 
lege of Liberal Arts, the Garrett Biblical Institute, and the Academy — 
ail located in Evanston; and the Law, Medical, Woman's Medical, 
■Fhannacyy and Dental Schools — all located in Chicago. 

The law school is situated in the Masonic Temple, one of the finest 

^^liVP^ office buildings in the world. It is twenty-two stories high, 

^iiiid Was erected at a cost of three and a half million dollars. The law 

^^H^hdol occupies a large part of the seventh floor of this magnificent 

.Itrocturei and has the best possible accommodations. The school 

ins a very high standard of work and attracts students from east 

"wteat in large numbers. Over forty per cent, of the students in the 

school are college graduates. The other departments of the uni- 




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versity are up to the highest standard and are thorough in every respect. 
There are about two hundred professors and instructors in the entire 
university. The endowment is about $4,500,000. The institution is 
under the patronage of the M. £. Church. The university publications 
are: University Record (quarterly), published by the faculties; North- 
western (weekly), published by the students of the college; Northwestern 
Law Review (monthly); Journal of Pharmacy (monthly); Syllabus (an- 
nual), published by the Junior class of the college. 

There are in the university nineteen fraternities; in the college are 
found Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Psi, 
Delta Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Sigma, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Alpha 
Theta, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa K24)pa 
Gamma, Theta Nu Epsilon, and Phi Beta Kappa; in the law school, 
Phi Delta Phi; in the medical, Nu Sigma Nu and Phi Rho Sigma; in 
the dental. Delta Sigma Delta; in the music. Alpha Chi Omega. 

Omega chapter of Sigma Chi was chartered on June 23, 1869. The 
influences which led to its origin came directly from Delaware, Ohio, 
where the parent chapter was then in its palmiest days and by far the 
strongest Greek-letter fraternity. Among the members of Gamma in 
1868 were ex-Gov. John M. Hamilton, Judge Joseph G. Huffman, Hon. 
John A. Henry, and others as well known in the fraternity. Ex-Judge 
Lorin C. Collins was then in the preparatory department of Ohio Wes- 
leyan, although not a member of the fraternity. When he entered 
Northwestern University in the fall of that year, he determined to plant 
there a chapter of the fraternity of his choice. After a struggle, lasting 
nearly all of the ensuing college year, the charter was secured. Asso- 
ciated with Judge Collins as charter members were Ellery H. Beal, 
Clarence R. Paul, J. Frank Robinson, Albert D. Lan|fworthy, Merritt 
C. Bragdon, William H. Sparling, and George Lunt. 

The chapter was instituted by Edgar L. Wakeman of the Lambda, 
who has since become famous as a newspaper writer. It has had a 
most interesting history, full justice to which has been done by ex-Grand 
Consul Frank M. Elliot in his attractive little book, "The History of 
Omega." This work should not only be on the shelves of every chapter 
library, but should be carefully read by every member of the fraternity 
who desires to acquire a thorough acquaintance with the genius and 
history of Sigma Chi. We will not attempt to epitomize that charming 
narrative. Suffice it to say that throughout the history of Omega chap- 
ter it9 members have left their impress upon every event of any import- 
ance which has occurred at Northwestern University. To them is fairly 
due the construction of the University Gymnasium, the bowling alleys 



OMEGA CHAPTER. 193 

\ which were built and donated by Sigma Chi alone; to them have fal- 
in a liberal share of the college prizes and honors, justifying the remark 
f the late president of the university, ''The men of this fraternity who 
ive graduated from this institution are the men to whom we point with 
ride as specimens." So closely are the achievements of Omega linked 
ith those of the university that the story of the one is the story of the 
ther. 

The Sigma Chi Catalogue and History of 1890 contains a brief sum- 
lary of the history of Omega. The following sketch by brother Frank 
/. Hemenway will give some idea of the history of the chapter since 
le publication of the Catalogue, and the sketch following that, by 
rother Edwin Marshall St. John, will serve the same purpose. 

OMEGA FROM 1889 TO 1891. 

On the fourteenth of November, 1884, I was initiated into Sigma 
hi. The following year I left college, as I then thought for good, but 
»ur years later I again returned to drink at the fountain of knowledge, 
[y fraternity position was peculiar. I was a Sigma Chi, but did not 
Qow, even by sight, a man in the local chapter. It was hardly to be 
ondered at that I felt some little doubt as to whether my brothers 
ould be congenial to me or I to them. When I asked one of the pro- 
issors, "What kind of boys are the fellows in myfrat?" he replied. 
Thorough gentlemen, sir, from top to bottom." I afterwards found 
lit that he hadn't the slightest idea to which frat I belonged and had 
lade the remark solely with the object of making himself popular with 
le boys; but, although he didn't know it, he never made a truer state- 
lent in his disagreeable old life. 

It was in the fall of '89 that I re-entered college and Omega. Four 
\ the most brilliant men in the chapter had been graduated in the 
3ring, and they were missed. We opened the year with only a few 
lembers, but they were as fine a lot of fellows as one might wish to 
;e. Our only Senior was Jesse J. Shuman. In the class of '91 were 
[orace Phelps, Wm. T. Alden, Roy Shuman, and Harry Wakeman. 
Idmund Ludlow, Wm. C. Van Benschoten, and Myron Hunt upheld 
le dignity of the advanced station of Sophomores, while Charles 
Matrons, Frank Jackson, and myself were the Freshmen of the crowd, 
red Cozzens, although not in college, retained his active membership 
1 the chapter and was one of the leading spirits. 

There was never in any chapter a more thoroughly congenial crowd 
ban Omega in those days. We had athletes and orators, students and 
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but although the aims and objects of the various men di^ered widely 
the crowd was thoroughly congenial and loved each other like the 
brothers they were. 

There were two noticeable features of life at Omega's chapter house 
during the year iSSg-'go. The first was our parties and the second was 
our ^'scraps." It was in that year that the boys inaugurated a series of 
informal dances, which were the pride of the chapter and the envy of 
the less fortunate chapters at Northwestern as long as we retained our 
chapter house. These parties were frequent, unpretentious and infor- 
mal, and a pleasant feature of them was that about a dozen of the finest 
girls in school were solid Sigs and were present at every party. We 
usually started dancing at 8:30 and stopped soon after midnight, and 
the boys and girls were so thoroughly congenial and well acquainted 
with each other that the dances were always greatly enjoyed. 

I am not aware whether the term "scrap" is a local one or whether 
it is familiar to every college community. The word is undefinabie and 
to illustrate its meaning I could do no better than to describe one of the 
best and liveliest scraps which occurred during that first year. Our 
chapter house was at that time located at 448 Church street, and all of 
the boys had their rooms upstairs but two — Hunt and Alden — who pre- 
ferred to remain on the parlor floor. These men had a study about lox 
6 in size, in which they took great pride, and which was always hand- 
somely furnished. One Monday evening, just before the time for **frat 
meeting," Hunt started popping corn over the gas-jet in his study. 
The rest of us were soon attracted by the pleasant sound of the popping 
com, and the result was that in less time than it takes to tell it the little 
study contained eight or nine hungry Sigs. Myron was always a hos- 
pitable lad, but eight guests at one time were just a few too many, and 
he suddenly shut and locked his door, leaving four of us outside and 
four inside his room. Those of us who were unfortunate enough to be 
"out of if straightway nailed up the door, so that none of those inside 
could escape, and then turned our attention to the window, from which 
they could easily have jumped. They succeeded in raising it about a 
foot, but sundry raps on the knuckles from broom-sticks and bed-slats 
soon made them desist, and they sat down and munched pop-corn. 
The night was a chilly one, and we outside began to wonder whether 
the joke was on them sitting in a warm well-lighted room with plenty of 
pop-corn, or on us shivering outside. Suddenly a happy thought struck 
us. We would turn off the heat and gas from their room! No sooner 
thought than done, and in a few minutes the pop-com-eaters were in 
total darkness. They began to want to get out, and as a preparatory 



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measure threw out a large bottle of ink, which struck one of those out- 
side in the middle of a snowy shirt front and covered the lad with ink 
from head to heels. Next we turned the hose into their room, just to 
cool off their rapidly rising tempers, and then an impromptu fencing 
match took place, with bed-slats as the weapons. At about 1 1 o'clock 
'•re outside the house went to our rooms, locked the house and slept the 
sleep of the just, while the pop-corn-eaters climbed out and took up 
their abode at the hotel for the night. 

When we re-entered college in the fall of '90 we had lost Jesse Shu- 
man by graduation, and Myron Hunt had gone to the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology; George P. Hills, however, returned and so we 
started with about the same number that we had had the preceding 
year, but rapidly added new men, until we had the largest chapter in 
the history of Omega. The new initiates were all members of the class 
of '94 and were the pick of an exceptionally good field. Among them 
were Harry E. Ambler, Arthur B. Harbert, R. W. Stevens, Fred P. 
Vose, Carl R. Latham, and Robert J. Kerr. Brother Charles Stevens 
and brother Louis Wallace also came back to finish their courses, and 
when our annual pictures were taken eighteen loyal Sigs faced the 
camera. 

This was one of Omega's most successful years. Socially we were 
far ahead of any of the other local chapters, and in both athletics, schol- 
arship and class honors we were not at all behind. Brother Phelps in 
particular made a most remarkable record, being on both the tug of 
war and football teams, appearing on two oratorical contests, and grad- 
uating with excellent records from both the liberal arts and oratory 
departments. He attended the Grand Chapter at Washington in 1890. 

The crowning event of the year, both as to time and enjoyability, 
was a Sig camping party held at Forest Glen, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 
just after college had closed in the spring for the long vacation. There 
were eight couples, besides the chaperons, and there were absolutely no 
unpleasant features to mar the enjoyment of the trip. It was too early 
in the season for the regular summer visitors at Lake Geneva, and we 
had almost the whole place to ourselves. However, we were by no 
means lonely and passed a week of the most delightful pleasure. 

Of those who made up the chapter during these two years by far the 
largest number are disciples of Blackstone, the law having claimed for 
its own Phelps, Alden, Hills, Kerr, Latham, Ambler, and Vose. Charles 
Stevens, Hemenway, and Wallace are newspaper writers. Van Ben- 
schoten is studying medicine; Weeden is an Episcopal clergyman; R. 
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OU8 business pursuits. Charles Watrous had a most brilliant career on 
the stage cut short by an untimely death. 

In the foregoing lines I have endeavored to mention a few of the 
incidents of life in Omega during the two years in which I knew it best. 
In conclusion I can but say that never was there a more thorough fra- 
ternity in all that that sacred word implies than the gallant fellows who 
wore Sigma Chi's white cross during those two years. They are now 
widely scattered, but to every one of them Sigma Chi is now, as it was 
four years ago, the object of affectionate interest and loving pride. 

Frank W. Hemenway. 

THE OMEGA OF TODAY. 

[An illustration of Omega chapter in 1894-5 appears adjacent to 
these words. Reading from left to right, in regular order, the men on 
the top row are Guy Henry Magee, Jr., Edwin Marshall St. John, Ellis 
Kirk Kerr, and Clarence Harrison Maury; on the middle row^ Carey 
Culbertson, Charles Fletcher Scott, and Nathan Miller Hutchison; on 
the bottom row, Burt Foster Howard, Hugh Rice Marshall, Burgess 
Elwyn Holroyd, and Charles Henry Bartlett.] 

Two years ago, partly from force of circumstances and partly from 
the understanding that prospects for a house of our own were very 
bright, we left our rented domicile. Since that time, notwithstanding 
the difficulties which beset our way, and the fact that our Lares and 
Penates have been more or less scattered, we have been successful in 
keeping up the former high standard. We are eleven, and have four 
pledged men. This is, with but one exception, the smallest chapter in 
college; but we have gone on the theory that two men with like tem- 
peraments and acquirements make a better chapter than twenty men 
with dissimilar ones. The proof of this theory was nicely demonstrated 
last year, when one of our "esteemed cotemporaries " attempted to 
digest at one and the same time several diverse elements with the usual 
result — convulsions. 

With all modesty we may say that our eleven men are without 
exception representative men in every walk of college life — social, intel- 
lectual and athletic. Seldom, indeed, does a musical club or an athletic 
team go forth from our classic "burg" without a goodly representation 
of Sigs among its numbers, and while we believe that not all of a col- 
lege education is found behind the college walls, Omega men still are 
able to make grades in the class-rooms which many a "dig" might be 
proud of. And, as for the social side of our life — here is where we can 



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speak as those in authority, for Omega is justly proud of her record for 
entertaining both formally and informally. 

Of our two Seniors brother Culbertson has held almost every posi- 
tion of honor and trust which the student body could confer upon him. 
He is a Theta Nu Epsilon man, has managed a baseball team, edited 
the << Syllabus," held class offices, been on Junior Hop Committee, and 
so on o^ infinitum. Brother Howard, who entered this year from Co- 
lumbia College, is one of the Howards — a name well and honorably 
known in the annals of Omega, and it is sufficient to say that he upholds 
well the honor which attaches to that name. As for our Juniors, E. K. 
Ken is a brother of R. J. Kerr, and a man who has enjoyed many evi- 
<Iences of the trust which the student body has in him and is a sure Phi 
Beta Kappa man. Brother Holroyd is also a very bright student and is 
exceedingly popular in a social way. Brother Bartlett is an ex-Tau 
Kappa Phi man and is also a Theta Nu Epsilon man. He has man- 
*fired the glee and banjo clubs, was on the last year Junior Hop Com- 
niittee and is at present working hard on his role in the Junior play, 
brother St. John is a Theta Nu Epsilon man, is an undergraduate 
"Member of the committee for regulation of athletic sports, was on the 
Junior Hop Committee and is at present busy with work on the ** Sylla- 
bus." In '97 brother Scott stands very high in musical circles and in 
*^Hriety and is a tennis "shark." Brother Maury also adorns the glee 
^*Ub, is a member of the university quartette and a hard student, 
^^cthers Marshall and Magee, Freshmen, are both men who have even 
^*^Us early made their records as students and society men, and we 
^^pect much of them. Brother Hutchison, Special, is a member of the 
D^njo club and very popular in social circles. Our four pledged men 
**"^ of the finest of material and have already made their marks, three 
^* them being at present members of the musical clubs. 

Of our chapter individually and collectively many more things which 
**"^ praiseworthy might be told by an impartial historian, but a spasm 
^^ xnodesty, which we carry with us once in a while, forbids. 

In the law school and in the "medic" Omega is well represented in 

^*^^ faculties as well as in the undergraduate body. In the faculty of 

^^^ medical school appear the familiar names of N. S. Davis, Jr., E. 

^^i^llys Andrews, and Frank T. Andrews. Brothers Bunyon and Lud- 

•^'W, both of '95, have recently secured in competitive examination 

^^temeships in St. Luke's Hospital. Among the other "medic" men are 

^^others Van Benschoten, Danforth, Tombaugh, and Oberlin. Bros. 

^^rr and Latham at the law school are both Phi Delta Phi men and 

^^Ty prominent and successful in their classes as is their wont. 



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If you have not become wearied yet by this recital of the virtues of 
Omega we bid you God speed, brothers, and if fortune should ever 
direct your steps Evanstonward call at Woman's Hall. If we are not 
there, the dean will tell you where we are. 

Edwin Marshall St. John. 

REPRESENTATIVE ALUMNI OF OMEGA. 

This article would be incomplete if it were to omit a description of 
the personnel of Omega's alumni. Many of them possess a false mod* 
esty which forbids extended sketches of their lives. Others are too far 
away from Chicago to be communicated with in time for us to secure 
their records and their photographs. Some have been written up in 
former volumes of the Quarterly. Among the latter are ex- Judge 
Lorin C. Collins, '72, and William M. Booth, '78, Master in Chancery 
of the United States Circuit Court, whose biographies and portraits 
appeared last July. 

Among those who are generally known to our readers are ex-Con- 
gressman Geo. L. Yaple, '71, of Mendon, Michigan; Winfield Scott 
Matthew, D. D., '76, late Dean of the College of Liberal Arts of the 
University of Southern California, at Los Angeles; Fred M. Taylor, 
Ph.D., Professor of History at the University of Michigan and formerly 
of Albion College; Dr. Edmund Wyllys Andrews, '78, of Chicago, who 
was Grand Praetor of the Fifth Province and a Grand Triumvir from 
1884 to 1886; his brother. Dr. Frank T. Andrews, '81, who has been a 
delegate to four grand chapters and was Grand Annotator and a Grand 
Triumvir from 1888 to 1890; Chas. D. Etnyre, Omega and Theta Theta, 
'80, a lawyer of Oregon, Illinois, who attended the recent dinner of the 
Chicago Alumni Chapter; Mason Bross, '83, who was Grand Annotator 
from 1886 to 1888, had charge of the illustrations for the Catalogue, 
made the arrangements for the Seventeenth Grand Chapter, and has 
helped the fraternity in a hundred other ways; Albert D. Currier, '84, 
who was also a member of Alpha Theta and was so largely instru- ^ 
mental in establishing Alpha Lambda at the University of Wisconsia*^ 
Charles S. Slichter, Professor of Mathematics in that institution; Rut^^, 
W. Springer, '87, who helped to organize the Washington Alum: 
Chapter, to revise the ritual in 1886, and to boom the cause of Sigi 
Chi generally; Herbert P. Wright, '87, who knows all our alumni 
Kansas City and will organize an alumni chapter there some ds 
Edmund L. Andrews, '90, who was also in Alpha Theta and is w< 
known in the east; John J. Nutt, '92, who put his shoulder to t 













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wh^el in organizing the Eta Eta at Dartmouth; and a host of other 
valxxable alumni. 

.Although we have not opportunity to introduce all of these men 
extensively, we are pleased to present the following biographical sketches 
and portraits: 

JOHN H.- HAMLINE, '75. 

John Henry Hamline has been prominently before the public of 
Chicago for years. He is known as an able lawyer, an active politician 
(in ^he high and honorable sense of the term), a man of forceful char- 
acter, cultured, philanthropic, public spirited and fearless in the cause 
o^ reform. In the city council, where he served from 1887 to 1889, he 
^a^s the champion of the rights of the people, and he consistently and 
aggressively opposed the encroachments of the corporations on the 
public domain. He was chairman of the council's judiciary committee,. 
^^d from the night he first took his place in the council till the last 
'Meeting he attended as an alderman, he fought for reform. He checked 
the rapacity of the Illinois Central Company on the lake front; tried to 
^ottipel the oil inspector, boiler inspector, and the city sealer to turn the 
^^^s of their offices into the treasury; succeeded in diverting the interest 
^"^ public funds from the city treasurer's pockets into the treasury; led 
* Successful fight for cheaper gas; compelled several corporations using 
*^^ city's streets to pay a percentage of their receipts into the treasury; 
soxjglj^ to establish civil service in the police and all city departments, 
**^^ accomplished many of her needed reforms. 

Mr. Hamline was bom in Rotterdam, N. Y., March 25, 1856. He 
"*^ces his ancestry in America back to 1648. Several of his forefathers 
^^^e prominent figures in the history of their times. When John Henry 
^^s quite young the family came west, settling first in Mount Pleasant,, 
^^"^^a, and removing to Evanston when he was but nine years old. He 
^^^rfied at the Northwestern University, where he graduated in 1875. 
"^ was graduated from the Columbia College law school in 1877 and at 
°^^e began to practice law. In 1883 he removed to Chicago and three 
y^^rs later formed a partnership with Frank H. Scott. Later Frank E. 
Lord was admitted to the firm, which is now Hamline, Scott & Lord. 

Mr. Hamline has served as president of the Chicago Bar Associa- 
txotj, Chicago Law Institute and Chicago Law Club. He is a member 
ot the executive committee of the State Bar Association and a member 
oi the National Bar Association. 

By early training he is a Methodist; by marriage an Episcopalian. 
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200 7HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

umet, Chicago, University, Athletic, Hamilton, Law and Literary Clubs. ^ 
In politics he is a republican. He is a forceful speaker and writer, a^fl 
close student, and is well read in science, philosophy and belles-lettres, « 
as well as in the literature of his profession. 

Last December Mr. Hamline was selected by Mayor Hopkins as the ^ 
one Republican of the three commissioners appointed to devise a plan ^ 
for the re-organization of the police force on non-political lines. On ^ 
January 21, 1895, he was elected president of the Union League Club 4 
of Chicago. He was very active in securing the enactment of the new ^ 
civil service law by the legislature and its adoption by the Chicago ^ 
voters at the April election. He is a prominent member of the Civic^^ 
Federation. 

Mr. Hamline's family consists of his wife and one child, a girl, si] 
years of age. He resides at 1621 Prairie avenue, and also owns a resi- 
dence at Lake Forest, a fashionable suburb of Chicago, which he occu- 
pies in the summer. 

Mr. Hamline did much to advance the interests of Omega during the 
three years of his active membership and has held the fraternity in kin< 
remembrance in the busy years which have followed. He has presid< 
at several banquets of the Omega and Chicago Alumni Chapters, an( 
has responded to toasts at many others. 

Charles Alling, Jr., Chi, '85, Theta Theta, *88. 

FRANK M. ELLIOT, '77. 

Frank Macager Elliot is one of those rare and priceless fraternity^ 
possessions known as an active alumnus. When he received the white - 
cross more than a score of years ago he put the badge on his heart and 
not merely on his college gown, and on his heart he has continued ever 
since to wear it most loyally and right royally. 

Through all the eighteen years since his graduation from North- 
western University in the class of '77 brother Elliot has never ceased to 
be a power for good in the Evanston chapter and in the fraternity at 
large. Whenever the Omega boys have hatched some new plan requir- 
ing the co-operation of the alumni, their first thought has been of Frank 
Elliot; and they have never counted in vain on him — or upon his loyal 
and talented wife, who has ever been as good a Sig as her husband. 
One of Mrs. Elliot's most cherished possessions is a finely jeweled 
Sigma Chi badge presented to her by the Omega boys a few years ago. 

Just as the hall and the annals of Omega are dotted all over with 
the evidences of brother Elliot's benefactions — prizes, gifts large and 
small, services rendered in a thousand tight places — so are the memo- 




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f the older boys bright with recollections of chapter entertainments 
ut number tendered at the hands of Mrs. Elliot. The chapter 
to both a debt that it can never repay save by its gratitude, 
uring his undergraduate years, between 1873 and 1877, brother 
: won his share of prizes and literary honors. The Sigs were at 
time the dominant element in the college and cut a large swath in 
ston society. It was during this period that brother Elliot won 
land of Miss Anna Shuman, daughter of Lieut. Gov. Andrew 
lan, and their marriage followed close upon his graduation. Mr. 
Irs. Elliot have ever since been residents of Evanston, their hand- 
home being a center of social and educational life. Mr. Elliot 
large and well selected library to which he is devoted and in which 
ds his chief recreation and pleasure. 

le prominence of brother Elliot in social circles, and in church, 
rsity, fraternity and public life, has been remarkable in the light 
\ phenomenal success in business. It has been a standing conun- 
to those who know him how he finds time to do all that he does, 
diately upon leaving college he studied law and then spent two 
in the abstract department of the recorder's office in Cook county, 
go. Here he became familiar with all the details of titles to real 
! and acquired a thorough knowledge of the methods of the real 
: business, in which he thereafter embarked. In the subsequent 
he has built up the largest realty clientage in Evanston and one 
I best in Chicago. But he has never been too busy to be a good 
Qity member, and has somehow contrived to find time to be a 
: man as well as a business man. Among the alumni of his uni- 
y he has ever been prominent, serving the Alumni Association 
ssively as secretary, treasurer and president. He also served 
ston in the public capacity of village trustee in 1889, and has left 
ipress in more ways than one upon the municipality. 

the fraternity brother Elliot's name needs no introduction to 
ers far or near. In 1884-6 he served as Grand Annotator, and 
1888-90 as Grand Consul and Grand Triumvir. His conservative 
ide-awake counsels have helped for years to shape the policy of 
aternity and to make it what it is. His bright and valuable book, 
tory of Omega Chapter and Reminiscences of Northwestern,'* 
ired in 1885 and made his name familiar in every Sig chapter in 
)untry and in the fraternity world at large. Coming out as it did 
ime when such an elaborate history of the doings of a single fra- 
y chapter was unprecedented, the book did much to spread the 
and fame of the fraternity and made every Sig in the land its 



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debtor. It has been justly called the text-book of the Sigma Chi fr. 
ternity. 

In Evanston society brother Elliot has been all things to all me 
As a stanch and active member of the Congregational church he h 
served indefatigably in numerous ways — notably as a leading memb 
of the music committee, in which capacity he has won the reputatio 
of being a discriminating critic on all phases of church music. Hi 
paper on the **Art of Music," delivered at the 25th anniversary of th 
First Congregational Church of Evanston in January last, was very 
highly commended. It was an admirable and eloquent appeal for the 
use of music in the services of the church. It showed a thorough 
knowledge of the subject, presented in a graceful and interesting man- 
ner, and demonstrated the fact that Mr. Elliot has attained a high 
degree of literary skill and discernment. His support of christian insti- 
tutions is of that practical kind which has prompted him to lead the 
citizens of Evanston to the building of a public hospital. In that city 
of over 20,000, many of whose inhabitants are students away from 
home, a commodious hospital is greatly needed. It was brother Elliot 
who inspired the production of the "Mikado** by Evanston society 
people, last summer, from which ^2,000 was realized for the hospital. 
With his directing hand in other entertainments, enough will soon be 
realized to build a ^30,000 hospital. 

As a club man he has served the Evanston Club in the capacity of 
secretary for many years; is a member of the Chicago Literary Club, 
besides taking an active part in the University Club of Chicago and in 
the Real Estate Board — a body that has been noted for its reforms and 
public-spirited achievements. 

As the owner of the large subdivision on the Sheridan drive upon 
which the Evanston Boat Club has recently erected its palatial club 
house, and as the happy possessor of the most extensive real estate 
agency business in the university city, brother Elliot ranks among the 
most influential of the younger citizens of Evanston. But that is not 
why the Sigs of Omega think there is nobody like Frank Elliot. He 
has kept in touch with the active boys to a degree equaled by few if any 
of the older alumni, and by his sturdy and sensible uprightness of life 
lias done more good than a hundred sermons. 

Edwin L. Shuman, Omega, '87. 

GEORGE P. MERRICK, '84. 

George Peck Merrick made a good record in college. He was a 
superior writer and speaker as is evidenced by his securing the Deering 




OMEGA CHAPTER. 203 

tay and second Gage debate prizes, and being a contestant for the 
<l^c:lamation, Hinman essay, and Kirk prizes. He was the orator at 
joint session of the literary societies, in 1882, and received the first 
>sor in English literature in 1884. His influence among the boys also 
'^c^ured for him the business management of the Northwestern. He 
s energetic, ambitious, brilliant, and led by virtue of his abilities in 
'^l^ose lines of effort which go to make up a well-rounded collegian. 

Mr. Merrick was born in Manteno, Illinois, October 4, 1862; he was 
1»^«pared for college by tutors and entered the Northwestern University 
d the Omega chapter of Sigma Chi in 1880, graduating in 1884. He 
s a delegate to the Grand Chapter held in Chicago in 1882, and from 
'^ii^ at time until 1884 was the fraternity's Grand Quaestor; the "older 
t>oys" will readily recall his kindly yet energetic management of that 
ofi&ce, not only in its direct details, but also in interesting himself in all 
'xx^a.tters of importance to Sigma Chi in general. 

Immediately upon graduation brother Merrick engaged in the study 

^>^ law in Chicago with Hon. Elbridge Hanecy, and upon admission to 

"^h^ bar, in 1886, was made assistant attorney of the Atchison, Topeka 

^ Santa Fe Railroad Company in Chicago, which position he held until 

-^pril, 1889, when he became a partner of his former preceptor under 

'^Ci firm name of Hanecy & Merrick. Since the election of Judge 

^^.necy to the circuit bench of Cook county, in J893, brother Merrick 

"^.s continued in the practice of law at the firm's old location — 108 

^^^arborn street. 

Mr. Merrick was married some years ago to Miss Grace Thompson, 

^^ Galesburg, Illinois. He has one son — Clinton — whom we all expect 

^^U one day be as great a credit to Sigma Chi as his loyal father now 

^^* Their home is at Evanston, where brother Merrick is as prominent 

'^^ that city's social and political life as he formerly was in its collegiate 

■^Orld. He is president of the Northwestern University's Alumni Asso- 

^^^tion, an ex-alderman, and a member of the Evanston Club, the 

'&Vanston Boat Club, the Evanston Outing Club, and prominent in 

Masonic circles, being a Knight Templar. In Chicago he is almost 

dually well known as a leading member of the bar, a member of the 

Iroquois Club, and, with the hoped-for resurrection of the Democratic 

party, a coming judge of our county. For the latter honor he has been 

the object of frequent newspaper mention heretofore, but, we suppose, 

is wisely waiting until that happy day when "landslides" are either less 

fashionable or more on the 1892 variety. 

But staple biographical sentences do not do justice to George P. 
Merrick, for much of his strength lies in his unique, original and genial 



204 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

personality. His intellectual perception is quick, his wit unfailing, a 
his power of expression happy. These qualities, together with his lo;^ 
alty to Sigma Chi, have made him a great favorite in the Chicai 
Alumni Chapter, at whose dinners and banquets he has often presid 
His enthusiasm for the fraternity, his knowledge of its past and prese 
and his ready wit, all contrive to keep a banquet board in a conditic 




of interest and hilarity. His bright administration of the toastmaste -^ 
ship of the White Horse Inn banquet at the World's Fair is oft< 
remembered by the hundred Sigs who were present. In short, "geni^ 
George" is a royal good fellow, and knits himself into the lives ai 
hearts of all who know him. 

Mr. Merrick has contributed many spicy articles to the Quarterly 
They show, as do his other literary efforts, in addition to a sunshini 
spreading character, a thoughtful study of men and things and a pn 
found as well as a bright and active mind. Sigma Chi is proud of ju 
such types of its ideal membership. May we continue to honor thai 
so far as possible, in the large degree to which they honor us. 

J. C. Nate, Alpha Iota, '90. 

CHARLES A. WIGHTMAN. '85. 

Charles Addison Wightman is one of those canny Evanston Si] 
who are saying nothing and sawing a heap of wood. He was graduate 
in the class of '85 from Northwestern University but ten years ago, y« 
he has in that time built up, by his own unaided efforts, the larg< 
insurance business and, with the exception of Frank Elliot, the large^^ 
real estate agency in Evanston, besides being the head of the banned 
building and loan association of the state of Illinois. 

Born October 11, 1861, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, brother Wightmat:^ 
removed with his parents to Evanston in 1868 and has been a resident 
of that delightful Chicago suburb ever since. He attended the Evans- 
ton common and high schools and matriculated as a Freshman in 
Northwestern University in 1881. Before he was graduated four years 
later with the degree of Ph. B., numerous honors had been gathered in 
by the ambitious youth. One of the first of these was his initiation into 
Sigma Chi. Those were the days when the Northwestern Sigs were 
very select — so much so that until Mr. Wightman joined the chapter it 
had been accustomed to go to recitations of a rainy morning under one 
umbrella. 

But other honors rapidly followed, both for the newly elected 
brother and for the chapter, which rapidly increased to a normal and 
healthy size. Brother Wightman took his share of prizes and oratorical 





Charles A. V/;(. 



OMEGA CHAPTER, 205 

rs, besides being editor-in-chief of the Northwestern^ the college 
izine. When commencement day arrived it found him one of the 
)rs, with credit for scholarship honors and with special honors in 
ry and French. 

a 1884, a year before his graduation, brother Wightman was hon- 
by the fraternity with the responsible office of Grand Historian, an 
! on which he expended an enormous amount of labor, and which 
sld until 1890, when his labors became apparent in the form of the 
t fraternity catalogue that had ever seen the light up to that day. 
igh this magnificent volume was not all his work, he had done the 
eer work upon it, and his handiwork was visible throughout its 
s. The appreciation of his brethren for his labors in this field was 
^n from 1886 to 1888 by their giving him more work to do by mak- 
lim Grand Quaestor and Grand Triumvir. 

hortly after brother Wightman left college the Evanston Savings 
Loan Association was started, brother Elliot being one of the lead- 
pirits in the enterprise. Brother Wightman was chosen to act as 
icretary, and in the seven years that have intervened he has raised 
association to the very first rank; in fact, the state auditor, in his 
report, cited Mr. Wightman's society and its methods as model 
for general emulation. But this has not been his only or even his 
: work. He has in the meantime built up an insurance business 
will rank with any in the state outside of Chicago, and has a real 
e business that alone would be the envy of many a less ambitious 

• 

To say that brother Wightman is one of the most active and inHuen- 
of Evanston' s business men is a mild statement of the fact. He 
the leading spirit in the organization and control of the Evanston 
iness Men's Association at a time when that society was a power in 
suburban town. He is a member of the Evanston Commandery, 
ghts Templar, and stands high in that most influential group of Illi- 

Masons. He is also a member of the Evanston Club and of the 
ubansee Club of Chicago. 

To crown his bachelor prosperity brother Wightman won the hand 
bright and talented young woman from Michigan avenue, Chicago, 

Miss Cecelia A. Daley became his wife in March, 1894. He built 
)me for himself at 1735 Wesley avenue, Evanston, and the occupants 
his cozy residence are now three — the third being a very young lady, 
) is said to have changed her modest papa into the embodiment of 
ghty pride. 
Not content with his numerous achievements and his multifarious 



2o6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

lines of activity, brother Wightman has now become the possessor of ^t 
new subdivision in North Evanston, on which he is preparing to build 2l 
number of houses during the coming summer. This is indeed an env m - 
able record for a man so young, and for one who has had to acquire a X 1 
his capital by his own industry and the unaided exercise of the graL 3^ 
matter under his derby. Nor has brother Wightman lost the literary 
knack that he displayed while in college, when the boys — brother's 
Slichter, Watson, Merrick, Currier, and the rest — twitted him withprt=r- 
ferring the Nation to the Bible as an infallible authority. For he has 
written several brochures on savings and loan associations that hav^^ 
received extended comment at the hands of the Chicago newspapers, 
and his ready pen has by no means lost the trick of writing other things 
than policies. And in spite of his arduous business routine brother 
Wightman has found time to take a turn into the outer world once in a 
while, his longest venture in that regard being a jaunt to the City of 
Mexico; on that occasion he brought back some amazing stories that 
were not altogether confined to chile con carne or to the attractiveness 
of frijoles. 

More might be added concerning the interesting past and the brig^^^ 
future of this successful Sig, but enough has been said to show that the 
Catalogue is not the only claim of brother Charles A. Wightman to the 
attention and emulation of other members of the fraternity. Nee^ * 
add that brother Wightman says he can trace his business success to * 
start secured through his Sigma Chi affiliations? 

Edwin L. Shuman, Omega, '87. 

EDWIN L. SHUMAN, '87. 

Edwin Llewellyn Shuman denies that he is a born writer, though ^^ 
admits that his whole thirty-one years have been spent in acquiring xJ^^ 
degree of Master of the Pen- at least all excepting the first year, whi^ 
was somewhat pre-occupied with other matters. 

A Pennsylvanian by birth — the eldest son of a school-teacher and ^ 
an intellectual mother — even his boyhood years amid the mountain ^ ^ 
scenery of the valley of the blue Juniata were given to studying at^^ 
writing romantic boyish essays. It is not strange, therefore, that wh^^ 
he came to Chicago with his parents fifteen years ago he was enabled f^ 
become salutatorian of his class in the Englewood High School, and IT 
be the recipient of high honors both upon entering and leaving North ^ 
western University. 

Brother Shuman unwittingly made himself a candidate for member^ 
ship in Sigma Chi when, at the close of his high school career, he won 



OMEGA CHAPTER, 207 

tVie Cook County Scholarship prize offered by the Northwestern Univer- 
sity, entitling him to a four years* course in that institution. The Sig 
boys were at once on his trail, and he quickly cast in his lot with 
Omega. That was in 1883, and in the following four years brother 
Shuman won for himself and for the fraternity numerous honors of a 
literary nature, including the Elliot Essay prize, the Gage Debate prize 
and the Deering Essay and Kirk Oratorical prizes, the last-named being 
the highest honor attainable in the college. During the latter half of 
his course he was chief editor of the college magazine and likewise of 
the university annual, and left the impress of his personality on both. 

While brother Shuman was graduated with first honors in general 
scholarship, his whole course was shaped toward a literary life- -an aim 
from which he has never swerved. His subsequent career, in which he 
has risen by successive steps from printer's *' devil" to compositor, 
proof reader, reporter, telegraph editor, exchange reader, literary editor 
aad editorial writer, has been marked by the usual ups and downs of 
th^ precarious but fascinating profession of journalism. 

u\ year before graduation brother Shuman headed an enterprise to 
open a printing office in the university gymnasium. Here he printed 
the college weekly and superintended the other printing of the univer- 
sity, the trustees allowing the free use of the room for the employment 
that he furnished to other students. By dint of much all-night work 
this embryonic publishing house, by which he helped pay his way 
through college, grew to such proportions as to warrant its removal to 
the public square of Evanston. Here, after graduation in 1887, he 
bounded the Evanston Press (still published) and aspired to book pub- 
lisHing in earnest under the firm designation of the ** University Press 
Co. , "» of which corporation he was president. 

Two years more of night-and-day slavery brought enough success to 
enable him to sell out at a handsome figure to a group of local mer- 
chants, and to take a year off in travel through California, Alaska, Mex- 
ICO and Central America, around by the Isthmus of Panama to New 
Vork and Washington, and back to Chicago. Upon reaching home in 
^^91 brother Shuman went immediately to work upon some valuable 
Alaskan material which had accidentally fallen into his hands. But he 
had not been writing on his book for a week before the Chicdigo Journal 
sent for him, and he has been an editorial writer on that paper ever 
since. Brother Shuman is also literary editor of the Journal, and his 
book reviews are widely read and quoted. But he still makes a wry 
face over the unfinished sheets of his Alaskan book and declares that 
some day he is going to take a few months off and fulfill this cherished 
ambition. 



2o8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

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Brother Shuman has contributed occasional articles to the ^ . 
York Times and to Frank Leslie' s, besides putting his name upon ^ ^ 
title page of several compilations, including *'A Decade of Orator>'" ^^4\ 
an **Alumni Catalogue of Northwestern University." His name wr^^ 
also be found among the compilers of the Sigma Chi Catalogue. Bu^ 
he declares that he has written only one book — a treatise on newspapef 
methods — entitled, "Steps into Journalism," which has been adopted as 
a text-book by the University of Pennsylvania, and which has received 
the unqualified commendation of the editors of the country. A review 
of the work may be found on the last page of the last volume of the 
Quarterly. 

To those who know the polish and vigor of brother Shuman' s edito- 
rial work it will be interesting to be told that he daily turns out an 
average of three columns of editorial and literary matter, doing all his 
composition upon a typewriter. It is by dint of such incessant industry 
that he now holds one of the most desirable positions on the paper 
whose columns were for thirty-three years controlled by his uncle, the 
late Lieutenant-Governor Andrew Shuman. 

No more beautiful paragraphs are to be found among the bound vol- 
umes of the Sigma Chi Quarterly than those from brother Shuman's 
pen which appeared in the November number, 1888, descriptive of the 
boat-ride to Evanston given to the delegates and visitors to the Seven- 
teenth Grand Chapter. His contributions to.our own publications alone 
show that he possesses the true literary instinct, and taken with his 
professional writings, demonstrate beyond doubt that he is destined to 
stand in the forefront of the journalists and writers of our day. Over 
his poetic and imaginative temperament preside the logic, system, keen 
observation and broad experience of the scholar. He has enough of 
sentiment to vivify and humanize whenever its display is needed. He 
is in touch with men and affairs closely and does enough thinking to 
account for the large amount of literary work which he constantly pro- 
duces. Charles At.ling, Jr., Chi, '85, Theta Theta, *88. 

FREDERICK J. TOURTELLOTTE. '88. 

Only the man who has been chairman of the executive committee of 
an alumni chapter can appreciate the task of getting such a committee 
together and arranging all the details of a banquet or a dinner. There 
are always some fifty tastes to please as to dues, hostelry, menu, invita- 
tions and toast-responses. Then, when everj' one is pleased, it is a 
herculean task to know whether the guaranteed number will attend, or 
whether the table will be invaded by an army which sent no notice of 




Frederick J, Tourtellotte. 



OMEGA CHAPTER, 209 

its coming. The arduous position referred to was most acceptably filled 
for the Chicago Alumni Chapter by Frederick J. Tourtellotte from June, 
^^93* to November, 1894. He arranged the enjoyable dinner at the 
Palmer House on Thanksgiving Eve, 1893; the famous banquet at the 
Union League Club on February 28; a dinner at the same place on June 
i5> and one at the Grand Pacific on Thanksgiving Eve — all in 1894. 
No such officer in Chicago has as good a record for efficiency and faith- 
fulness as has brother Tourtellotte. Although he called several meet- 
*^gs of his committee at which no member appeared, he always perse- 
'^^red until the last detail of a successful meeting had been arrang'ed. 

Frederick Judson Tourtellotte has the distinction of being a native 
^hicagoan. He was born here March 9, 1867, and is a son of Col. F. 
^^- Tourtellotte, who has been a member of the Chicago bar since 1859. 
■^he family is of French Huguenot descent. Their ancestors financially 
^'ici personally assisted Henry of Navarre in his war against the Catho- 
**^s, and were of the number who fled to America at the time of the 
*^evocation of the Edict of Nantes to escape the religious persecution, 
^h^y were the most influential and prominent of that race who came to 
this country at that time, and were descendants of the house of Bur- 
gundy. They purchased a large tract of land at Oxford, Mass., and 
iounded a colony there, and at their own cost and expense brought the 
colonists to the settlement. A granite monument now marks the spot 
vfViere they erected a fort for their protection against the Indians. 

Brother Tourtellotte prepared for college at Harvard School in Chi- 
cago and in the preparatory department of the old Chicago University, 
which he entered in 1882. He became a Freshman in the university in 
1884 and remained through his Sophomore year until the university 
closed in 1886. In the fall of the latter year he entered Northwestern 
University, where he was speedily initiated into Omega chapter. He 
graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1888. 

After graduation he studied in the professional elocution and dra- 
matic department of the Chicago Conservatory from which he graduated 
in 1892. * During part of this course of study he was also attending the 
Northwestern University law school, from which he received the degree 
of LL. B. in 1893, and was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court 
in June of that year. During the last two years he has been engaged in 
general practice with his father under the firm name of F. W. & F. J. 
Tourtellotte, their offices being now at 84 Washington street. His 
father has cast upon him much of the professional responsibilities, and 
he has developed an aptitude and proficiency in the practice of law 
-which few young men of his age have acquired. 



2IO THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

He attended the Grand Chapters at Chicago in 1888, at Indianapolis 
in 1892, was delegate from the Chicago Alumni Chapter in 1893, and 
will act as alternate at the coming convention in Cincinnati. 

Brother Tourtellotte is an only child and makes his home with his 
parents at their handsome residence, 3432 Vernon avenue, where his 
attractive mother, who is a charming hostess, extends a hearty welcome 
to his friends. Having lived on the south side all his life, he is well 
known in the society of that and other sections of the city, being con- 
sidered a general favorite. 

Charles Alling, Jr., Chi, '85, Thkta Theta, '88. 



OTHER KEPRESENTATIVE ALUMNI. 

In addition to the alumni of Omega mentioned in the paragraph 
immediately preceding the foregoing biographical sketches, the follow- 
ing may be named as among those who, though less known perhaps to 
the fraternity at large, are equally loyal and creditable sons of this 
strong old chapter and as well known in the world of business and 
thought: Dr. Merritt C. Bragdon, '70, and Dr. Edward H. Webster, 
'72, two of the best and most successful physicians of Evanston; Ham- 
ilton S. Wicks, '71, editor of the Kansas City, Mo., Commercial; £ltinge 
Elmore, '72, the wholesale coal and iron merchant of Milwaukee, who 
was toastmaster at the banquet of the Milwaukee alumni last January; 
Clarence R. Paul, '72, editor of the State Journal 2<\. Springfield, Illinois; 
Chester T. Drake, '74, a well known manufacturer of Chicago; William 
M. Knox, *74, a journalist; Charles P. Wheeler, '76, a coal merchant of 
Chicago; Albert D. Early, '77, a prominent lawyer of Rockford, III.; 
Wm. G. Evans, '77, a capitalist of Denver; Frank E. Knappen, '77, a 
well known law3xr of Kalamazoo, Mich.; William H. Harris, '78, a 
New York lawyer; Edward L. Stewart, '79, a Chicago lawyer; and 
Dexter P. Donelson, '79, a Chicago manufacturer — all three of whom at 
one time attended Ohio Wesleyan University; James E. Deering, '80, 
treasurer of the Deering Manufacturing Company of Chicago; James 
W. Mc Williams, '80, a wholesale hardware merchant of Chicago; Ed- 
ward D. Etnyre, '81, a successful farmer and stock-raiser of Oregon, 
111.; Dr. Frederick A. Hesler, '82, a surgeon in the U. S. Navy; George 
D. Tunnicliff, '84, a lawyer of Macomb, 111.; Sydney Watson, ^"^i^ a 
lawyer of St. Paul, Minn.; Giles Hubbard, '87, a lawyer of Chicago; 
William T. Alden, '91, who was Grand Praetor of the Fifth Province 
from 1890 to 1892, has been Grand Annotator since that time, and will 
represent the Chicago Alumni Chapter as its delegate at the approach- 



A LOVE TASK. 211 

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^^S grand chapter; Otis M. Howard, '89, nephew of Gen. O. O. Howard 
^Xid editor of the Farm, Field and Stockman. But to mention all of the 
sturdy men of Omega who have become honored and useful members of 
society would be to call the roll of the entire membership, /am satis. 



A LOVE TASK. 
(^Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book.) 

AIR, ** BLUE-EYED LYNETTE." 

I — The wind blew soft, the moon's pale light 
1^ Upon the silent campus fell. 

Beneath the stars that glittered bright 
His love he trembling sought to tell. 
*'Sir youth," said she, "you plead in vain, 
I will not thus be lightly wooed. 
Who wins my hand must first attain 
Some honor of great magnitude." 

Chorus — For this fair maiden knew a truth 
Which all Sig girls will verify. 
If they would win a model youth. 
Then let them win a Sigma Chi. 

2 — Though sad his heart, his love disdained, 
;._ He yielded not to vain despair. 
In books he highest honor gained; 

On stage and rostrum, too, his share. 
The athletic palm he bore, 

And high political repute; 
Society threw wide her door — 

Nor yet the maid would hear his suit. 

Chorus — 

3 — This gallant youth the Sigs then said 

Was worthy our fraternity. 
Upon his life this honor shed. 

New lustre and new dignity. 
And when the maid saw on his breast 

The Danebrog cross, our frat's fair pin. 
She smiled and said, '*Now may you rest, 

No higher honor could you win." 

Chorus — 

J. Agassiz Holp, Alpha Sigma. 



212 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



DINNER IN HONOR OF GEORGE ADE AND 

JOHN T. McCUTCHEON. 

Two white crosses of Sigma Chi are wandering through the high- 
ways and byways of Europe just now. They are borne on the proud 
breasts of George Ade and John T. McCutcheon, who have gained fame 
as the writer and illustrator, respectively, of the ** Stories of the Streets 
and of the Town" in the Chicago Record, All the Sigs in Chicago know 
and admire George and **Cutch,** so when it was announced that their 
faithful services on the Record were to be rewarded by a trip to England 
and the continent, the boys decided to give them a rousing send-oH. 
To this end, at the suggestion of the Grand Tribune, brothers Clarence 
S. Pellet, Walter L. Fisher, William M. Booth, Geo. C. Purdy, and H. 
N. Kelsey, the Executive Committee of the Chicago Alumni Chapter, 
arranged for a complimentary dinner. In response to the invitations 
two score members of the alumni chapter gathered in the Chicago Ath- 
letic Association dininp: hall the evening of April 15. At one end of the 
long table sat Hon. John A. Henr>' as toastmaster and on either side of 
him were placed the blushing guests of the evening. Many of the best 
known members of the fraternity in Chicago had deserted their homes 
for the evening to do this honor to brothers Ade and McCutcheon, and 
a notable fact was the presence of four active members of Delta Delta 
chapter, Purdue University, which sent them out into the world. 

The menu was as follows: 

Blue Points. 



Cream of Chicken a la Reine. 
Salted Almonds. Olives. 



Turban of Red Snapper a la Marini^re. 
Pommes Dauphine. 



Filet of Beef, larded, a TAngelus. 

Asparagus. HoUandaise. 

Maraschino Punch. 



Broiled Snipe sur Canap^. 
Salade. 



Fancy Ice Cream and Cakes. 

Cheese. Crackers. 

Cafe Noir. 




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THE ADE'McCUTCHEON DINNER, 213 

For an hour the boys paid strict attention to the good things to eat 
drink set before them. Then the talking began. Clarence S. Pel- 
^e, chairman of the Executive Committee, introduced Toastmaster 
\. ^ nry, who proved to be the right man in the right place. He paid an 
Lo cquent tribute to friendship such as Sigma Chi engenders and grace- 
j.113^ stated why we were there. In a happy vein he introduced George 
.d^, who feelingly thanked the Sigs for the honor they were doing him. 
^r- other Ada said that he had been a member of the fraternity for about 
dozen years/ but that nothing else he had ever done had been so 
n t Husiastically received as his announcement that he was going to 
sa-ve the country. Deprecating the high praise that had been bestowed 
•n liis work, he quoted James Whitcomb Riley, who said he was con- 
irk u ally haunted, day and night, by a horrible fear that some day some 
>j\^ would **get onto him." 

Brother McCutcheon, being called for next, said they had secured 

ill the equipment and advice necessary for their journey, with the 

exception of an adequate supply of sea-sickness preventives and cures. 

To b>e sure, 397 of their friends had told them of 397 distinct remedies, 

t>ut these, they feared, would not be enough. The artist said he, too, 

^'as most grateful for the honor done them by their brother Sigs and 

ielt that he could best illustrate his feelings by sitting down and listen- 

^^g to the complimentary things he was sure would be said by all the 

rest. 

At this point the song books were distributed, and brother A. D. 
Currier, who is sure he can sing, led in an enthusiastic if not over-har- 
monious rendition of a fraternity carol. 

The toastmaster arose and reverently summoned the oldest Sig pres- 
ent to make a speech. No one responded, but all eyes were turned on 
jolly Judge. Frank Baker. At last he was compelled to admit that the 
phrase fitted him, but in revenge he told tales about the tottering old 
age of brother Henry and brother John R. Hoagland, and easily proved 
tnat he .was jas young in spirit as the youth just out of college. Brother 
Hoagland felt it necessary to repel some of the judge's insinuations, but 
his appeal irom the court was not sustained. Charles D. Etnyre, who 
bad come from Oregon, 111., to attend the dinner, made a pleasant little 
speech, and then W. M. Booth told all about the new Sig that appeared 
at his house recently, with a mark on his forehead that distinctly resem- 
bles the white cross. 

^« Madison Allen, one of the active members of Delta Delta, assured 
the gathering of the high esteem in which Ade and McCutcheon are 
held by their old chapter, and of the pride with which their growing 

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214 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

fame is watched. Their names, he said, are used to conjure with in 

''spiking" new members of the chapter. 

All kinds of pointers were given the pilgrims by those who had bc=^ ^n 
abroad and those who had not. Nearly every one had something to 

say. The speakers included Assistant State's Attorney Todd; C. 
Smith, who had come from Niles, Michigan, for the occasion; J. 
Schreiter, an active member of Alpha Lambda; R. C. Spencer, Jr., "it: lie 
talented architect; Rev. W. H. Reynolds, of River Forest, 111., wh^^i^^ se 
tribute to the guests of honor was a literary gem; StaHord White, .^n 

alumnus of Alpha Theta; ex-Grand Praetor Purdy; Grand Tribi -m, 'Mxt 
Ailing; E. W. Pickard; ex-Grand Annotator Mason Bross; A. L. Fl.^^ n- 
ningham, who had words of praise for Delta Chi and his alma mat: ^^^r, 
Wabash College; and H. N. Kelsey, an alumnus of Rho. The follc^> "^v- 
ing telegram came from brother H. B. Schmidt, Zeta Psi, of Cincinn^a. '^i- 

"Sigma Chi Banquet, 

"Athletic Club, Chicago, 
"Good cheer to assembled brothers; God-speed to departing ones." 

Before breaking up the chapter elected William T. Alden as deleg ^»- '^^ 
to the next grand chapter and F. J. Tourtellotte as his alternate. W i '•^ 
a parting song and a final handshake the boys then bade brothers .^- ^:=je 
and McCutcheon good-bye. The assembly, in number and in repres^^" '■^' 
tative character, w^as one of the largest and best conducted ever held 
the Chicago alumni. 

Those present were: 

John A. Henry, Gamma, '68. Robert C. Spencer, Jun., Alj^ 
George Ade, Delta Delta, '87. Lambda, '86, Alpha Theta, '8 

Jno. T. McCutcheon, Delta Delta, W. J. Etten, Delta Delta, '92. 

'89. W. H. McSurely, Beta, '86. 

W. M. Booth, Omega, '78. Walter H. Reynolds, Beta, '86. 

Frank Baker, Gamma, '61. Newman Miller, Alpha Pi, '93. 

John R. Hoagland, Theta, '69. C. R. Smith, Alpha Pi, *86. 

Edward W. Pickard, Kappa Kap- Clarence S. Pellet, Alpha Zeta, ' 

pa, '88. H. N. Kelsey, Rho, '88. 

Myron H. Hunt, Omega, '92, Al- Joseph C. Nate, Alpha Iota, '90. 

pha Theta, '94. Frank Crozier, Chi, '92, Ther^ 
John Stafford White, Alpha Theta, Theta, '94. 

'92. Raymond J. Nate, Alpha Iota, ' 

F. J. Tourtellotte, Omega, '88. J. B. Schreiter, Alpha Lambda, ' 

Edwin L. Shuman, Omega, '87. Arthur C. Wilkinson, Alpha La 
W. T. Alden, Omega, '91. bda, '94. 



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215 



Charles A. Churan, Alpha Zeta, '93. 
Chas. D. Etnyre, Omega and The- 

ta Theta, '80. 
Mason Bross, Omega, '83. 
S- D. Boynton, Alpha Phi, '93. 

D. ^^. Johnston, Delta Delta, '96. 
Justin Griess, Delta Delta, '96. 
Louis C. Smith, Delta Delta, '96. 

E. Madison Allen, Delta Delta, '96. 
O. C. Purdy, Alpha Phi, '92. 



A. D. Currier, Omega, '84, Alpha 

Theta, '87. 
Charles Ailing, Jr., Chi, '85, Theta 

Theta, '88. 
James Todd, Chi, '87. 
A. L. Flanningham, Delta Chi, *8o. 
Edmund L. Andrews, Omega, '90, 

Alpha Theta, '94. 
Fred P. Vose, Omega, '93. 

E. W. PiCKARD, Secretary. 



THE ••GOOD-BYE" OF REV. W. H. REYNOLDS. 

-^r^ Toast master and Brothers in Sigma Chi: 

It gives me great pleasure to be one of this company, which has 
come together to feast the two brothers whom at this time the fraternity 
<ielights to honor. 

Often have these brothers feasted me, not with material food, but 
with the food of thought. 

Not long since I was banquetting alone at the feast spread by them 
^n the paper table-cloth they use and found ** Funeral Baked Meats, 
Seasoned with Home-Made Pathos " the only item on the bill of fare 
^hat day. It was the story of the canal-digger's funeral that I read. 
A he pitiful tale was well told; and with a stroke of genius a single line 
"^as dashed in at the bottom, which raised the piece from the common- 
place to a plane of peculiar dignity. **7c? the minister,'^ so ran this 
interpretive line, *Uhe event was a tragedy y'' and instinctively we feel the 
^^rnosphere change to one of **higher reverence more mixed with love." 
So let me use the art taught by my young friends there, and at the 
^"^ci of what has been a hearty feeding of our solid flesh, elevate the 
f^^xisaction into the realm of things higher than the palate by one bold 
**^ forming phrase — To the minister this scene has been the realization of a 
^^^€tm. To me this is the realization of a dream, for I must confess 
*^^t I am one of those presumably poor deluded mortals known as hero 
^^^rshippers, and here I see in proper person two of my heroes, who 
*^Atherto have lived in the dream city, where dwell the ones who write 
**^ things I like and draw the pictures which please me well. The 
^^thor and illustrator of *'The Stories of the Streets and of the Town'* 
'^^ve long occupied this place in my mind. I began reading their col- 
^nin with the initial number, and at once was interested. When I 
^^rned that they were young college men whose pen and pencil were so 



2i6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

attractive I felt more of a personal interest in their work. When 1 
heard that they were Sigma Chis this simply added to an interest alread) 
great, and made it seem probable that I might some time know these 
bright brothers. 

Here has my desire been accomplished. And those I hoped to meei 
and let shine upon me I am now directed, by our toastmaster, to admon 
ish. Thus do I obey his mandate, and as a father speaks to his sons 
who, having arrived at one of life's great division lines, are about tc 
start on a little journey in the world, I say to you, dear boys, Fulfill the 
promise of your youth. 

The powers, whose earliest exercise shows so much of beauty, prom- 
ise achievements which shall live. In my humble judgment, if this 
admonition of mine, not because it is mine, but because it is the expres- 
sion of the voice of God speaking to your inmost souls, is fulfilled, the 
fame of your names will widen beyond that which is local to that which 
is national, yes, to that which is international. 

And now, as you are about to sail for the old world, I wish you every 
blessing. May you have good voyage, may your dreams of travel be 
realized, and may you come back to us again refreshed and inspired by 
your journeys in foreign lands. Thus my affection, born of apprecia- 
tion, admiration and respect, seeks to express itself in good wishes. Ie 
your pleasures may you have the hallowing presence, and in your dan- 
gers the protecting power of the Heavenly Father with you. This then 
is my Farewell, And God be with you, which expression is, says McDon- 
ald at the close of one of his books, **the older and better form of 

** Good-bye." 

GEORGE ADE. 

What Charles Dickens was to London Mr. George Ade is to Chi- 
cago, as a historian of its varied phases of life, of its conventionalities 
and of its unconventionalities. At no time has Chicago been so fortu- 
nate in having a chronicler whose writings have been so truthful, sc 
void of exaggeration, yet portraying so pleasantly the interesting and 
the humorous experiences of daily life among the numerous nationalities 
which make up its population. 

The publication of Mr. Ade's sketches in book form by the Chicago 
Record meets in some degree the desire to have his writings for that 
paper in a permanent form; but the work has been done without judg- 
ment or regard to selection, and for that reason will in no degree antici- 
pate the work of a more appreciative publisher. 

Mr. Ade is a native of Indiana, and is but twenty-eight years old. 



THE ADE'McCUTCHEON DINNER, 217 

In 1887 he graduated from Purdue University, La Fayette, Indiana, 

and while in that city had some experience in newspaper work. In 

June, 1890, he came to Chicago and began to work for the old Morning 

J^ews, now the Record^ and has been connected with the paper ever 

since. For two years he did general reporting, and during 1892 he 

-traveled a great deal on such assignments as national conventions, 

I-iomestead strike, Corbett-SuUivan fight, political situation at national 

laeadquarters, etc. During the World's Fair, the Record had a bright 

department of stories about the Fair, from his pen, and on November 

^5» ^893, the ''Stories of the Streets and of the Town" was established 

\y^ him on the editorial page of the Record — two columns every day, 

y^riih pictures. The stories touch off in a familiar way the real features 

and incidents of city life without attempt at burlesque. They are based 

on actual occurrences or made consistent with observations. The 

slcetches by Mr. McCutcheon which illustrate the work of Mr. Ade are 

represented in quality in the accompanying cut, and it is doubtful if 

any newspaper in this country — or any other, for that matter — presents 

to its readers each morning so artistic and entertaining a department as 

that prepared by these young men. — The Inland Printer, March, 1895. 



As a collegian George Ade gave promise of the success which has 
attended his career since graduation. The Irving Literary Society 
alivays favored him with a place on its annual entertainments and at its 
open meetings, and with the presidency of the organization in i885-'6. 
^s a litterateur he was honored with the editorship of the Purdue and 
was elected historian of his class. He was president of the Alumni 
-Association of his alma mater in 1 889-* 90. For a year after graduation 
M^- Ade was city editor of the Lafayette Morning News and was later 
telegraph editor of the Lafayette Evening Call. 

As a Sigma Chi, brother Ade has been singularly loyal to us as an 
organization and has exemplified the principle of brotherhood in his 
conduct toward the individual members of the fraternity. Several 
speakers at the dinner in honor of himself and brother McCutcheon tes- 
tified to his helpfulness in advancing their personal and professional 
Interests because of the bond. To the younger Sigma Chi aspirants in 
journalism he has always extended the hand of encouragement and 
assistance; which accounts in large measure for the fact that there are 
now some eight Sigma Chis employed on the Chicago Record, 

Brother Ade is well known in the fraternity. He served as Grand 
Praetor of the Fourth Province from 1887 to 1888; attended the grand 
chapters at Indianapolis in 1892 and at Chicago in 1893. At the con- 



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21 8 TIf£ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

m 

vention of the first province held in New York in April, 1893, at t 
time of the Naval Review (which he went on to report), he met man 
of the most prominent members of Sigma Chi in the east. He is a 
invaluable man at the banquet table; his wit and vivacity made enjoy^^ 
able the Thanksgiving Eve banquet of the Chicago Alumni Chapter ai^ i 
the Palmer House in 1893, at which he served as toastmaster. 

Brother Ade's pen has always been at the service of the editor of th.«rih( 
Quarterly, even when he could ill afford to spare the time from hi 
regular professional work. His account of the social features of th^r^Ae 
last Indianapolis convention was commended by the University Review 
as a model of what such an article should be, and his letters as secretar 
of the Chicago Alumni Chapter were always equally good. 

George Ade is destined to make a name among the literary men 
today. Some of his poetry has been published recently in Z//Jf, and 
regret that the copyright of the matter prevents its republication 
these pages. Such a combination of intellect and heart as is found 
brother Ade's character, is bound to make its permanent impressic )n 
upon the great reading public, and it has already made on his mai jy 
friends in the Sigma Chi fraternity. 

JOHN T. McCUTCHEON. 

It is given to few artists to make such rapid progress in their profe — s- 
sion as has been made by the subject of our present sketch — Mr. Joh::^"^ 
Tinney McCutcheon. Born in La Fayette, Indiana, in 1870, M ^• 
McCutcheon entered Purdue University in 1884, where he received h ^^ 
first training in art, and did more or less work on college publication^^* 
Graduating in 1889, he came to Chicago in October, and went to wor ^ 
at once on the morning edition of the Chicago News (now the Record 
with which paper he has been ever since engaged, with the exception 
nine months on the evening edition. 

When Mr. C. A. Higgins, of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rai 
way, undertook the preparation of his entertaining little book, ** 
California and Back," Mr. McCutcheon was engaged, during a holida 
to make a number of sketches of picturesque views and points of inter 
along the route of the railway, to accompany Mr. Higgins' descriptio 
and this work he accomplished to the entire satisfaction of the autb 
and the other officials of the road. 

From the date of the dedication ceremonies of the World's F 
until its close Mr. McCutcheon, besides his work for his own pape 
contributed a large number of sketches to the columns of the New Yoi 
Heraldy Boston Ghybe and San Francisco Chronicle^ and the experien 




EDITORIAL. ^ 221 



EditoiriaL 

THE APPROACHING GRAND CHAPTER. 

The votes of the members of the Grand Council were canvassed by 
the Grand Triumvirs on May 4 and a majority was found in favor of 
Cincinnati as the place for the next Grand Chapter. The Grand Prae- 
tors who voted for Cincinnati did so because they were so instructed by 
tlie chapters which they represent, and the other members of the major- 
ity so voted because they believed that the prevailing sentiment in the 
active chapters was in favor of Cincinnati, at which city a larger and 
Dciore representative attendance could be secured than at any other place 
under consideration. 

The alumni of Richmond, Va., deserve the most cordial thanks of 

the fraternity for their kind invitation. If it had been received in Janu- 

^'^ or February the grand chapter would probably have been held in 

Richmond this month, but as it came in March, enough time hardly 

I'^rnained to thoroughly advertise the meeting if held in May. We trust 

that the invitation to Richmond will be presented at the Cincinnati 

convention, and believe that it will be accepted gratefully; May, 1897, 

Would probably be the date selected, and by that time a vigorous alumni 

chapter could be organized there, to provide for the entertainment, and 

*^ advance the cause of Sigma Chi in Virginia. In the meantime let us 

see a large number of our Virginia brothers at Cincinnati. 

The dates selected for the Grand Chapter at Cincinnati were chosen 
^^ deference to the decided preference of Grand Praetor George D. 
Harper, who has represented the Cincinnati alumni in sending the invi- 
tation; they are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 25, 26 and 27. 
The last named day has never before been selected so far as we know, 
l^ut the reason for it will undoubtedly appear when the schemes for our 
entertainment are unfolded. Cincinnati is in reach of several chapters, 
dUof whose members can attend; it is centrally located with regard to 
the other chapters and our alumni. There is every reason to believe 
that this meeting will be the largest regular convention Sigma Chi has 
ever held. 

There is much business of importance to be transacted, so we must 
make up our minds to sandwich our fun with some good hard work. A 
coat of arms ought to be adopted; Grand Consul Fendall and brother 



222 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Samuel R. Ireland have prepared a good design, and if there are any 
others in the minds of our men, they should be presented at Cincinnati. 
Some amendments to the ritual and constitution will be proposed; every 
one will have a chance to ventilate his ideas, and if you have any favor- 
ite scheme or amendment, put it into shape to be acted upon. 

There has been a feeling that the active chapters should have a more 
direct voice in the matter of extension. Should we not consider an 
amendment to our constitution which will at least give them part of the 
power which is now lodged in the Grand Council? The most extreme 
views in regard ,to extension are now held not only by the different 
members of the Grand Council but also by the active chapters and the 
alumni. Let us have a thorough discussion of the extension question; 
in fact, it may be forced upon us through petitions for charters. 

The description of the duties of the officers of chapters should be 
placed in the constitution and not be kept so hidden as it is now. 
The salaries of the Grand Tribune and the Editor-in-Chief of the Quar- 
terly should be changed from their present gross disproportion and 
equalized. 

Interchapter correspondence ought to be formally dropped or else 
provision be made for its better observance. Chapters should be made 
to report to the grand chapter or to the Grand Tribune as to how they 
have observed the rules of the fraternity with regard to sending letter 
to their alumni; whether they are having the Quarterly and Bulleti 
bound and preserved as the volumes are completed; whether they ar 
keeping an alumni record book for use when the next Catalogue is pub- 
lished, etc. 

The publication of the song book is another great question to b * 
met. Ways and means must be provided to have the work printe 
without further delay. It is actually needed all over the fraternity. Thm ^ 
subject will require careful thought and wise legislation. 

Our hosts in Cincinnati will arrange some plan for a reduction ^^i 
railroad rates, no doubt, which will be announced, with other details c^f 
the Grand Chapter, in the June Bulletin and the July Quarterly. Bu-t 
in the meantime Grand Quaestor Nate (Lock Box 769, Chicago) desires 
to hear from all Sigma Chis in Chicago and from those who will pa^^ 
through Chicago, who expect to attend the meeting, in order th^^ 
arrangements for transportation may be secured. In all probabili'ty 
reduced rates and a special car can be secured for the party. 

We suggest also that chapters elect their delegates as soon as poss*- 
ble and send a list of them to the Cincinnati men, and also a list of 
their members who will attend as visitors. Alumni who expect to I>^ 




EDITORIAL, , 22$ 

present should also notify our hosts, in order that they may be able to 
know about how many Sigma Chis will invade their city. 

THE JULY «« QUARTERLY." 

Brother Frank Crozier, Chi, '92, Theta Theta, '94, has suggested 
that an article on Sigma Chi's position in athletics would probably make 
an interesting feature of the July number of the Quarterly. Upon the 
request of the editor, brother Crozier has consented to undertake the 
preparation of such article, and has accordingly sent out a circular let- 
ter, explaining his idea and asking for information. Replies have been 
received from almost all of the chapters; but many of them are very 
unsatisfactory, as they disregard most of the queries of the circular let- 
ter. It is the intention to show Sigma Chi's importance relative to the 
other fraternities, and to do this it is necessary that each chapter for- 
W'ard the names and fraternity affiliations of all the athletes in its college. 
Tlie vast majority have failed to do this, and it would be well for the 
chapter tribunes to attend to the matter. 

A great many have failed to say anything in reference to illustrations,. 
while many others have asked for an entire page. A successful con- 
summation of the undertaking will make the article a very valuable one, 
aricl every chapter should do something in the way of illustrations. 

Again, when an intercollegiate event is won, every one wants to 
kno^ the significance of ''intercollegiate"; and when it is stated that a 
^^^tain brother won certain medals in sprinting, etc., we all want to 
kno^ his records. 

All contributed articles should be in the hands of the editor of the 
Sctarterly by June i, so that material for the article on athletics should 
'^^ mailed as long before that date as possible, to Frank Crozier, 55, 
Portland Block, Chicago. 

All chapter letters for the July Quarterly will have to be mailed by 
J^ne 10, whether Commencement has occurred or not. The strict 
^t>servance of these dates will be absolutely necessary, in order that the 
J^ly number may be printed, mailed and received by subscribers in. 
^tnple time to inform them of the final arrangements for the Grand: 
^liapter, which will meet at Cincinnati on next July 25, 26 and 27. 

««THE SIGMA CHI TWO-STEP." 

Miss Sophia Carolyn Hardin, of Harrodsburg, Ky., has composed 
^^r Zeta Zeta chapter an excellent piece of music entitled, '*The Sigma 



224 ^^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Chi Two-Step." The chapter desires to have it incorporated into ^^^ 
new Sigma Chi Song Book. In the meantime it is having ^Several lii^n- 
dred copies printed in sheet form. Wm. J. Price writes, "We guara-n- 
tee its beauty and genuine Sigma Chi ring." In order to cover the cost 
of publication a charge of thirty-five cents is made for each copy, post- 
paid. Orders should be sent to Box 171, Danville, Ky. It is to fce 
hoped that such eHorts as this to increase the quantity and value of 
distinctively Sigma Chi music will meet with the hearty co-operation of 
the fraternity. 

The late Prof. Karl Merz of the University of Wooster composed 
both a ''Sigma Chi Waltz" and a « 'Sigma Chi Polka." The late Albert 
S. Kemp, Theta, '71, was the composer of "Sigma Chi Fraternity 
Waltzes," published by Geo. Willig & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland. 

Whether all of these compositions can be included in the new Song 
Book, we cannot say; but if not, a collection of the instrumental music 
of the fraternity should be especially prepared. 

A BADGE LOST. 







Carl T. Burns, Mu, lost his Sigma Chi badge in Gainesville, Texa 
during the latter part of February. He is confident that a young mar^ 
who is attending school in the east, carried it away with him. Th 
badge was made by D. L. Auld of Columbus, Ohio, has four diamon 
settings and eight emeralds, with the name of the owner and his chapte 
carved on the back. The pin was a gift to brother Burns, who values 
it highly and is willing to pay a liberal reward for its recovery. 

TRIBUNES' SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS. 

No reports have been received as yet from the following chapters, 
although blanks were sent to their tribunes on April 10: Eta, Omega, 
Zeta Zeta, Zeta Psi, Lambda Lambda, Nu Nu, Alpha Gamma, Alpha 
Zeta, Alpha Xi, Alpha Sigma, Alpha Phi, and Alpha Omega. 

These reports should be filled and returned to the Grand Tribune at 
once in order that he may make a proper showing for these chapters in 
the table of membership which will be published in the June Bulletin. 

These reports for the chapter tribunes to fill and return to the Grand 
Tribune have nothing whatever to do with the reports which are filled 
by the chapter quaestors and sent to the Grand Quaestor. The per- 
formance of the one duty does not excuse the non-performance of the 
other. The Grand Tribune and the Grand Quaestor must each have 



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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 



Iietteirs tirom Active Chapteirs. 

FIRST PROVINCE. 

EPSILON— COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. 

Columbian, like many other universities of our country, is at a great 
maiiiy disadvantages, the principal one of which lies in the fact that it is 
situated right in the heart of the city, and to this alone is due the lack 
of spirit which makes the college life one of gladness to students. It 
isy so to speak, a matter of business with our students, in many cases, 
who go to recitations, return home after college adjourns, not to see 
^ach other until the following day. Then, Columbian has neither cam- 
pus nor gymnasium, not even dormitories, so you can see that there is 
^ great work for Epsilon to perform in bringing about that cordiality 
and friendship which is necessarily requisite for a successful career at 
college. But notwithstanding all these odds, the university is, this 
y^ar, in a flourishing condition, it being the brightest and most promis- 
1^6 term that it has witnessed for some years past. 

Last year the students seemed bent on athletics and decided to have 

^ baseball nine, and with this end in view they worked hard, got the 

students and faculty interested, gave an entertainment, bought uniforms 

^ith the proceeds, formed the nine, beat most of the teams in and about 

Washington, and toured the south with very good results, as some of 

^^r brothers know. This year they have re-organized the team, and so 

^ar made a good showing. But we are anxiously awaiting the results of 

^Heir southern trip, which will be more extended than the one of last 

y^ar. We have also a college nine which is making a good record. 

The mandolin and guitar club met with much approval, this year, 
^oth at home and while on its trip. Our **Columbiad" for 1895 will be 
large as well as handsome, and editors from all departments of the uni- 
versity are at work on it. Also, arrangements have been made for next 
year's weekly, which will be known as the Columbium. At the close of 
^he fall term the summer school will open under the direction of Prof. 
Lodge and continue until the following session. 

Some of the students, in order to raise the college spirit this term, 
^^ganized a club which they named the *' Players," and twice presented 
'^^ opera "Dorothy" at Washington's best theatres, filling the house 



228 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

each time in spite of the fact that they were both afternoon perf <»^^' 
ances. 

On the night of February 28 four men were initiated into our chapter 
and necessarily the mysteries of the fraternity, and as yet little can be 
said of their working ability, but we hope that they will, in the futvire, 
prove themselves worthy of the name they bear. They are: H. Wor^h* 
ington Talbott, Frank L. Biscoe, Reginald S. Davis, and Reed P. Clairk. 
Brother Talbott is one of our best Juniors and, no doubt, will be a good 
worker for the cause. Brother Biscoe, '97, is treasurer of his class a-xid 
a member of the Players. Brother Davis, '98, captains our college nine 
and is a member of the dramatic club. Brother Clark, '98, is alsc:> a 
member of the dramatic club, and in him we have a good man. Brotlrxer 
Clark is a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, while the otH^rs 
are working for the degree of Bachelor of Science. 

Epsilon names Richmond for the convention, and would have it o^ 
the 3d, 4th and 5th of July. Frank L. Biscoe. 

Washington, D. C, April 9, 1895. 

THETA— GETTYSBURGH COLLEGE. 

The past term is always an uneventful one here, and though we \\^ '^^ 
been engaged in no active demonstrations, we have been on the al^^' 
and our standard has not fallen any. We have no initiates to report ^^ 
the chapters, but we hope in the next letter to be able to introduce "t '^^ 
worthy men to the fraternity. 

Baseball is the all-absorbing topic here now. Never before hav^ '^^ 
had brighter prospects in the field. Our wide-awake manager has ^'■-^^' 
ceeded in scheduling the best college teams of the country, and lov^^^ 
of the game will have all the sport they wish. Already four games h ^"^ 
been played; the first with State College, which won by the score 6 t^^ '' 
An unfortunate error made by the left fielder in the ninth inning g 



the game to them; otherwise the score would have been 6 to 4 in ^^ 
favor. On last Saturday we succeeded in winning from New Wind ^^ 
College — 10 to o. On Thursday the team crossed bats with the strc^ ^^o 
association team of Hagerstown, and the boys went under by the sc 
9 to o; but if hard luck enters into baseball it surely did in this ga 
Today we were to have played the Carlisle Indian team, but rain int 
fered and we will meet them later. 

The interfraternity tennis tournament will be held early in June, a 
Theta expects to give her rivals a little harder work than they had 1 



year; in truth, we hope for success. The general college tournam^^ ^^ 
will be held commencement week. The athletic association will se 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 229 

:'^wo men to compete in the intercollegiate tournament at South Bethle- 
hem in May. The new athletic field is slowly approaching completion^ 
Lzid when finished will be among the best in the state. 

We are now engaged in writing our annual letter to our alumni, and 
^rc hope to have many of them with us commencement week. We 
icrknowledge the letter from Alpha Omicron. Four letters have been 
•^ceived by us from the chapters; let us have more. We confess that 
v« have been a little negligent in writing, but all letters i:jBceived have 
>^en answered. 

Recently, brother Heindel, '96, spent several days in New York and 
^^ports a splendid time among the boys of Nu Nu. Brother Bixler, '97, 
tc^w of New York, recently paid the chapter a flying visit. 

We will lose no men by graduation this year, but two of the boys 
jre not sure of coming back. The Freshman class will number about 
ighty men next year, and of course we expect to get about three or 
our of the brightest for Sigma Chi, if they prove worthy. The college 
•^a.s represented in the state oratorical contest held at Lancaster on 
^p>ril 26, but we regret to say we were not successful. 

We have received quite a number of letters from our alumni and 
I a Are been remembered in other ways by them. Through the liberality 
>f one of our alumni a new path is being made from the chapter house 
o the main walk of the campus, and the lawn in front of the house will 
*^ beautified with flower gardens. We justly boast that we have the 
Sliest chapter house on the campus and one of the finest in the state. 
^e will be very glad to hear from any of the chapters, and hope they 

all having as good a time as Theta. 

Gettysburgh, Pa., April 27, 1895. S. Walter Monath. 

KAPPA— BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

During the winter term just passed very little has happened in col« 
worthy of comment. It is the term for hard work, and there is 
^'W'ays plenty of that. As a result news is a scarce article and is often 
^^I'd to obtain. Nevertheless, Kappa men were wide-awake and on the 
'^^tch for an acceptable candidate for our ''William." He was found 
^ the person of Harry Ruhl Thornton, '99, Lewisburg, Pa., who was 
"Vitiated on March 9, 1895. He is the son of a prominent physician in 
^'W'n and is already one of us in his zeal for Sigma Chi. Although we 
^^tnber only six men, yet we hold our own in town and college. We 
^ould carry more men to advantage, but we fail to find the right sort 
lUst at present. We never run above ten men nor under five. 

Just now baseball is absorbing a great deal of attention. Games 




230 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

have been arranged, and practice goes on every evening. For so»^ -^ 
reason or other we have never had a winning team. The material ^ 
abundant, but we have no regular coach. We can never succeed witt^ 
out one. None of our men are trying for the team, as it would be use ^ 
less on account of fraternity jealousy. A local society, by deceiving th^ 
barbs, obtained the manager and captain, and is running things to suit 
itself. We let them strictly alone. Basket-ball has been introduced 
and is played on the campus every evening. The various athletic teams 
are hard at work practicing for field day, which comes off early in May. 

A number of entertainments have been given in Bucknell Hall, 
including lectures by Dr. Wayland, of Philadelphia, on Sociology and 
a lecture by Rob't J. Burdette on **Good Medicine." **Amorita" was 
presented by the local talent in town to a large audience. Brother 
Megargee made a hit as **Castrucci," and brother Wagner took part in 
a banjo duet between acts. The rest 6f us were there with our lady 
friends. 

During the term brother Ryon, Kappa, ex-'gG, paid us a flying visit. 
Brother Rogers, Kappa, ex-' 97, came to see us quite often. Brother 
Folmer, Kappa, '92, visited us lately and is the same jolly Sig as of old. 
We hope to see more of the boys this term and assure them of a wel- 
•come. 

''L* Agenda," the college annual issued by the Junior class, is in the 
hands of the publishers and will be out about May 15. It is expected 
to surpass all previous attempts. 

The university is on the move, many courses having been enlarged 
and new ones added. In all departments we number 385 — a marked 
increase over last year. What we need most is an advance in athletics. 
Then we can hold our own with any of the smaller colleges. 

We are all discussing the coming grand chapter and hope to join in 
the fun, no matter where it is held. It is sure to be a grand success. 

Kappa sends good wishes and fraternal greetings to all Sigma Chis. 

Lewisburg, Pa., April 19, 1895. A. C. Rohland. 

OMICRON— DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

Omicron once more greets her sister chapters and wishes then: pros- 
perity in future. Although no new members have been added to the 
chapter since our last letter to the Quarterly, we have not been idle, 
as can be seen by our records in athletics and by the additions we have 
made in our chapter rooms. 

We now occupy a suite of rooms consisting of a meeting room, bill- 
iard hall and three rooms for cards, parlors, etc. We also have a large 



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veranda in front of the house on which the members and their friends 
enjoy themselves on these fine spring evenings. The reputation which 
the chapter holds in Carlisle for its hospitality is envied by all the other 
fraternities having chapters here. 

As to finances we have never been on better footing since the chapter 
was started, although we have been tKe leaders in all the festivities of 
the past winter and fall, and although we have been to a great expense 
in fitting up our rooms. 

We are very glad to announce the return to Carlisle of brother 
* Groome, '92, who has again taken up the drug business in our city after 
*" a short stay in Washington, D. C. 

During the last few months our spikers have been at work and have 
succeeded in pledging several members of the incoming Freshman class 
who will without doubt become prominent in keeping up the good work 
in old Dickinson. 

The accompanying engraving presents a very good likeness of this 
year's chapter. Our members, according to the numbers on the engrav- 
iiag, are: (i) Charles Cochran, Law, '96, Williamsport, Pa.; (2) Ray 
Zugy '97, Carlisle, Pa.; (3) Carrol H. Gerry, '97, Shrewsberry, Pa.; (4) 
^ William Cannon, '98, Bridgeville, Del.; (5) Everett A. Burns, '96, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; (6) Eric Gregg Brotherlin, Law, '96, Hollidaysburg, 
Pa.; (7) William C. Nevin, ^97, Sewickley, Pa.; (8) Brainerd Kremer, 
Jr., '97, Carlisle, Pa.; (9) Merkel Land is, '96, Carlisle, Pa.; (10) Rufus 
V. B. Lincoln, '95, Laurelton, Pa.; (11) George McB. Makley, ^98, 
Cdenton, N. C. Chas. Cochran. 

Carlisle, Pa., April 22, 1895. 

ALPHA ALPHA— HOBART COLLEGE. 

Since our last letter to the Quarterly Alpha Alpha has been exceed- 
ingly active. On the second of February', when the sleighing was at its 
best, a straw ride was given to several of our girl friends of the town. 
After a delightful ride a spread awaited the party at the chapter house; 
the parlor was also cleared and a few pleasant hours of dancing fol- 
lowed. Two weeks later brother Burch received a visit from his par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Burch, of Williamsport, Pa., and his charming 
•' cousins, Miss Madge Bryan, of Philadelphia, and Miss Lavinia Vander- 
K ' .slice, of Phoenixville, Pa. Each man in the chapter took it upon him- 
Ip " self' to aid brother Burch in entertaining his relatives, and one of the 
results was that a small party was arranged at which cards and dancing 
filled up a very enjoyable evening. As the Lenten season came on 
<]ances and receptions were numerous, but none of them afforded the 



232 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Sigs more real pleasure than the party given at their own home by- 
brother Blackford on the evening of February 23. A few friends fronifl 
the other crowds were invited, and the party in all made about twenty- 
five couples. Mrs. Leonard and Mrs. Prof. Fermaud were the chape- 
rones. The house was prettily decorated and our spacious dining-room 
and parlor thrown open for dancing. The affair will long be remem- 
bered by our men as a brilliant success. 

But aside from our successes in a social way we have to announce 
one of the pleasantest victories of our young chapter. On the night of 
March 8 Mr. Harry L. de Zeng, '95 (Special), of Geneva, was initiated 
into Sigma Chi. We introduce brother de Zeng to the fraternity world 
with the firm assurance of his worthiness as a Sigma Chi and a gentle- 
man. With so popular a society leader as brother de Zeng for a foun- 
dation in Geneva our chapter looks forward with brightest hopes for a 
continuance and strengthening of. that favor with the townspeople which 
has so firmly begun. 

Hobart's baseball team is getting in good shape for the largest num- 
ber of games ever scheduled here for one season. Brother Case, who is^ 
thjB captain and catcher for the team, has the training and practice well 
in hand. Brother Bott is with us again after being at home attending 
his invalid father, who, we are pleased to state, is greatly improved in 
health. Brother Bott will pitch for the team. Brother Blackford will 
probably cover second base, and brother Phillips will again take his old 
position in centre field. Hobart's baseball outlook was never brighter. 

The chapter regrets the loss of brother Burch, who has been obliged 
to leave college owing to illness. As we write the men are making 
preparations for the Easter recess. Mark H. Milne. 

Geneva, N. Y., April 11, 1895. 

ETA ETA— DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

Although we did not have a letter in the last Quarterly, Sigma Chi 
has not yet lost any of her success and dignity at Dartmouth. Since 
the last issue of the Quarterly we have initiated one new man from '98 
and it is with pleasure that we introduce to the Sigma Chi world brother 
James P. Leahy, of Middlebury, Mass. 

There has been an unprecedented interest in prize-speaking this 
winter, and the contests have been close and sharp. In the new Smith- 
Rollins prize-speaking on March 13 brother Foster, '95, and brother 
I^ay> '95» took first and second prizes, respectively, for excellence in 
extemporaneous debate. Sigma Chi will also be represented on com- 
mencement prize-speaking by brothers Foster and Day, '95, and brothei 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 233 

atmiltoiiy '96, which gives us one- third of the whole number of speakers. 

Saseball and track athletics are the all-absorbing topics among stu- 

clents here at present. Eta Eta still continues to have her share of 

Ixonors on the athletic teams. Brother Brown, '95, is manager of the 

baseball team; brother Couch, '96, Junior director; and brother Cum- 

inings, '96, is treasurer. Brother Leahy plays shortstop on the team. 

Brother Brown has got out the best schedule ever offered at Dartmouth; 

it consists of fifteen *home games and eleven away. Our prospects for 

a cHampionship team this year are good, and it is certain that brother 

3rov^n will leave no stone unturned to bring out a first-class team. 

The Freshman baseball team is trainmg hard every day, and brother 
Boardman, who is manager, has his bad eye out for the Sophomores. 
Brother Kimball will probably play on the team. 

On account of the late spring our athletic team has not got on the 
track yet. Dartmouth will send a team this year to the Mott-Haven 
games, and we are pinning our faith on Stephen Chase, the holder of 
the 'World's record in the high hurdles, to carry off a first place at New 
York. We have some good men for the Worcester meet and hope to 
surprise some of the knowing ones. Brother Boker is expected to do 
good work in the half mile this year. 

\Ve recently had a visit from brother Taylor, Eta Eta, '94, and we 

hope to entertain a large number of alumni during commencement week. 

Many of our boys have availed themselves of the opportunity to visit 

the Alpha Theta boys at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 

Boston, and all speak in glowing terms of the fine treatment received. 

I^ all the chapters have a crowd of as royal good fellows as the Alpha 

Theta boys, Sigma Chi need not ask points from any of the fraternities. 

Brother Huckins, '97, has recently been chosen as associate editor 

of the Dartmouth, and we may expect some lively editorials in the future. 

Eta Eta is always glad to meet any brothers coming our way and 

extend greetings to all loyal Sigs. Burpee C. Taylor. 

Hanover, N. H., April 15, 1895. 

NU NU— COLUMBIA COLLEGE. 

Since the sending of the last chapter letter, which contained an 
account of the initiation, the Nu Nu chapter has enjoyed a prosperous 
career. The chapter was founded somewhat late in the college term, 
a^^d it has been hard to secure good men after the other frats have had 
the pick. Nevertheless, one or two. desirable fellows are under consid- 
eration, and last week our first initiation was held. We introduce to 
brothers of the fraternity brother Fred. Edwin Church, '98, an architect 



234 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

in the school of mines. Everything went along as smoothly as possit>l^- 

The chapter has been greatly indebted to that loyal Sig, Dr. Scratoli* 
ley, for allowing us to use his rooms as a meeting place; and lat^^V 
brother Jobbins, '95, school of mines, has been the host at our weel=^^y 
gatherings. 

Elections were recently held for chapter officers, resulting in brotlr^c'^ 
Wagner being chosen Consul and brother Buckley Vice-Consul. 'T^e 
chapter now numbers thirteen, but we will lose several of our best tx^ ^^ 
by graduation in June. 

We are still waiting to get letters from other chapters, not havi :*ig 
heard from any as yet. During the spring vacation we had a visit frd^"^ 
brother Heindel, of Gettysburgh. 

The chapter is progressing well and is by this time known throu.^^ ^' 
out the college. Our ambition is to have a permanent place for m^^^^" 
ing, which will come in the fall. The rest will be easy. 

New York, April 24, 1895. Edward Hamilton Daly. 

ALPHA THETA— MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

As Alpha Theta had no letter in the last Quarterly this one will fc^ 
dated from the beginning of the term. 

At the end of last term we lost two Freshmen — one through illnes^^ 
and the other through a short but concise faculty notice (this last wi^^ 
appeal to all old Alpha Theta men). However, we expect them bo^B 
back again next year. So far, this term, we have taken in three mc^- 
H. K. Sheridan, of Cleveland; E. H. Roberts, of Denver; and W. ^' 
Zimmermann, of Chicago. Brother Bolles, who was a member ^* 
Sigma Chi at Purdue, has also come into this chapter. On Mon^l^^ 
night we are going to take in another Chicago man, and at the sa.^^* 
time expect to initiate three old Dartmouth men, formerly of Phi Sig^^^ 
Mu, who are entitled to membership in Sigma Chi. The more 't:*^^ 
merrier. We are looking forward with pleasure to the good time '^^ 
will have with them. 

In March we had our thirteenth annual banquet. Since then 
families on either side of us have moved out, clearly proving that 
had a good time, even if they did not. Besides our own alumni 
were more than lucky in having with us on that very auspicious oc^ ^ 
sion brother Burr Mcintosh, who is winning fame, and we hope fortu ^^ 
as ''Taffy" in Trilby; brother Brent, of Kentucky, who is now at KT ^_^ 
vard; and brother Berry, an old Dartmouth man, who is studying at ■ 
Harvard medical school. 



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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 235 

In track athletics we are represented by brother Sheafe, who will 
enter for the mile walk, and we see no reason why, with sufficient han- 
dicap, he should not overcome all opponents. 

Boston, Mass., April 27, 1895. J. S. Pechin. 

ALPHA RHO— LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

We are all back again after the Easter vacation, ready to come in on 
the home stretch of the term's work. Our term lasts from January ta 
June, making the exams quite hard because they cover so much ground. 
The baseball team took its regular southern trip during the holidays, 
with results even more disastrous than last year. Games were played 
as follows: Georgetown 14, Lehigh 5; University of Virginia 14, Lehigh 
9; Lehigh 9, Trinity 7; University of North Carolina 2, Lehigh i; Uni- 
versity of North Carolina 6, Lehigh 3. As the boys had had no practice 
at all before going south, these games will put them in condition for 
some of the northern teams. 

Captain Dick and Trainer George Rose, of Toronto, are gradually 
rounding the men into shape, and from present appearance we are going 
to have a winning lacrosse team this year, and next Saturday's game 
with the Crescents of Brooklyn will show what the boys are made of. 

On the evening of the 20th the Mustard and Cheese Dramatic Asso- 
ciation of the university gave their first performance of the season in 
the Fountain Hill Opera House. The building was crowded to the 
doors with a very appreciative audience, and the boys deserve well- 
inerited praise for the excellence of their work. The play was entitled, 
"Ali Baba" or *'The Forty Thieves." Sigma Chi was represented by 
brother Knight, '98, who took the part of a fairy, and, naturally, a right 
. pretty one he made. 

Since the last letter the whole university has been plunged into 
''Mourning by the death of the Acting President, Dr. Copped, who died 
suddenly on the night of the 20th of March. He was our first president, 
'^ut resigned this to take the chair of English Literature and Inter- 
actional Law. At the death of Dr. Lamberton, in the fall of 1893, he 
^&ain assumed the duties of president until the Trustees could find a 
suitable man to take Dr. Lamberton* s place. He was loved and 
respected by all who knew him, and in his death the university sus- 
tained a great loss. The funeral took place on the 23d, and the stu- 
dents attended it en-masse. 

The Trustees have finally announced the name of Dr. Drown, of the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as the new president, but he 
"^s not yet assumed his duties. 




236 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Brother Wheeler is the only man we lose this year by graduation, 
and we will certainly miss his happy face next term. The chapter is \^ 
a better condition than ever before, and in the fall we will return witJi 
almost our full quota of men. Edward E. Taylor- 

So. Bethlehem, Pa., April 21, 1895. 

ALPHA PHI— CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Registration day of the present term found all of our twenty-thT 
active members again with us, with reports of a very pleasantly sper ^^ 
vacation. The spring season of the year is always a busy time for C(^^ 
nellians, the present one being especially active for Sigs here. 

Brother Young, as manager of the baseball team, has arranged 
splendid schedule of games with such teams as the University of Peni 
sylvania, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, and Georgetown, while brothe 
Johnson, captain and left fielder, with the assistance of several gradual 
coachers, has been getting the players into first-class shape for the firs 
game of the season, which will be played with the Syracuse league teanr-B 
here in Ithaca on April 15. Brother Diehl, who is at present disabl^^^^ 
with a dislocated shoulder, will also represent Sigma Chi on the di^«-' 
mond. He plays second base. The baseball season promises to be ^ 
particularly successful one in every way. 

We are likewise well represented on the lacrosse team by brother^ s 
Tobin and Franchot, the latter named being assistant manager. Johns 
Hopkins and Stevens are among the teams which will be met by out 
boys this year. 

We take great pleasure in stating that our crew has been entered 1^ 
the Henley Regatta, the greatest aquatic event of England, if not the 
whole world, and will leave New York on the ''Paris" on May 29. T" 
race of the regatta, in which we will participate, is for the Grand Ch^*' 
lenge Cup, and it will take place on July 9 on the Thames. As ^^ 
winning crew in this same race last year was made up of six memb^*^ 
of the champion Oxford University Boat and two members of CaO^' 
bridge University eight, rowing under the flag of the Leander Bo^^ 
Club, it is fair to say that Cornell will meet in this contest the best 
amateur rowing stock of England. We are confident that our oarsmen 
will maintain the good reputation which the carnelian and white has 
always enjoyed in aquatic matters. Our musical clubs will probably 
accompany the crew and give concerts in the leading European cities. 
Brothers Tobin, Davidge, and Piatt are members of the glee club, while 
brother Chatfield represents Sigma Chi on the mandolin club. 

Brother Dixon of Alpha Omicron and also brother Maynard of Alpha 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 237 

Ipha are now permanently with us. Brother Snedler of Alpha Alpha 
tcently made us a flying visit and gave great reports and good news of 
t^ma Chi at Hobart. 

With the next graduating class Alpha Phi chapter will lose many of 
sir most worthy members and Cornell some enthusiastic students, 
^ith the class of ninety-five will depart from us brothers Young, Rogers, 
^linson, White, Jones, Diehl, Sargeant, Neare, and Greenlee. Brother 
reenlee having passed up his work has already left and is at present 
king a trip around the world, having left San Francisco about a month 

Since the publication of the last Quarterly we have pledged Wiley 
rown, a promising Freshman from Poughkeepsie, N. Y. In conclu- 
OQ I wish to emphasize the fact that Cincinnati is the place selected 
id favorably voted upon by Alpha Phi for holding the convention. 

Ithaca, N. Y., April 15, 1895. ^- Manjer McLaughlin. 

ALPHA CHI— PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

The long winter term at State has passed, and the boys of Alpha 
^hi are vigorously attacking the tasks of the present term. Though 
tnall in number, we are wide-awake, and have made ourselves felt in 
ill branches of college work. 

The Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Athletic Association will meet at 
Harrisburg on May 17, 1895. The team is strong and hopes to push up 
to first place. Brother Bullard, '98, is training for the dashes and pole 
vault. There are thirty candidates for the baseball team. We expect 
^hem to sustain our brilliant record of last fall on the gridiron. 

The glee, banjo and mandolin clubs made an extended trip through 
Ae western part of the state during the Easter vacation. It is to be 
^^gretted that it was not successful financially. Brother Davis, '98, 
plays the first mandolin. 

The literary societies are inactive. Fully three-fourths of our stu- 
dents are in the technical courses. The students in each of these 
Curses have established engineering societies. While these associa- 
tions are excellent for the special training they give, it is to be deplored 
that the general education of the literary society has received its death- 
blow at this institution. The establishment of the fraternity system 
ias had no light effect on the downfall of the literary society. 

The class of '97 have elected their editors for the college annual, 
"La Vie.'* Brothers Baumgar/iner and Montgomery are associate edi- 
tors, and brother Thompson is photographer. 



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238 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERZy. 

We had the pleasure of entertaining brother Hon. L. A. Burr^U, 
Theta, '74, early in February. Brother Burrell addressed the stud^xits 
on Sunday morning, and they were so pleased with him that he -was 
invited to address the Y. M. C. A. in the evening. 

State College, Pa., April 10, 1895. ^^ H. Edw. Dunkle. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZETA— WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. 

We are glad to be able to announce the name of Robert Franlclin 
Wendel to our brothers at large. Since brother WendePs entrance into 
the university two years ago, he has been sought by nearly every frater- 
nity represented here, and we feel justly* proud of him. Last year he 
represented Washington and Lee at the Southern Inter- Collegiate Ora- 
torical Contest at Sewanee. This year he is president of the contest, 
which is held here, and is again to compete. His home is at Murfrees- 
boro, Tenn., where Sigma Chi is well represented by members of 
Alpha Psi, to whom we are greatly indebted, for it was much through 
their influence that we got brother Wendel. We have been the re- 
cipients of many congratulations from members of the other frats. W^ 
hopes to be here during the summer as a member of the summer \^"^ 
school, and will be on the lookout for freshmen who enter college early 
in the fall. 

At home our baseball team has been successful in every game: Ri*** 
gers College was defeated by a score of 5 to 3; from the Virginia Milita-^1^ 
Institute we have won two games, with scores of 17 to 8 and 12 to X ^» 
respectively. Away from home we were not so successful, losing ^ 
game with the University of Virginia and one with Richmond Colle^^' 
The team, however, is in better shape than at the beginning of the s^^-' 
son, and we shall have an opportunity to redeem ourselves in the gam. ^^ 
yet to be played — one with St. Johns on the 2d, another with Richmo^^ 
College and one with Randolph-Macon. 

We are glad to see some of the chapters doing their duty in the m^^ *' 
ter of interchapter correspondence. We have the pleasure of ackno^^^"*' 
edging one of recent date from Alpha Omicron. 

Our Annual, under the name of '*The Calyx," will be out about tlr^^ 
middle of May. This, our first successful effort in this direction is di-^^ 
to the energetic and very capable editor-in-chief, Wm. Reynolds Vanc^^' 
a Phi Kappa Psi. 

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of a visit from brother "Bob 
Lee, Zeta, '89. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 239 

Kappa Sigma^ which seemed dead for a while, has revived and has a 
pter of three men. Alpha Tau Omega is slowly sinking, having only 
men. . D. Weaver. 

Lexington, Va., May i, 1895. 

PSI— UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. 

Since our last letter to the Quarterly there has been but little of 
rest to note in the history of Psi. While small numerically, we are 
ng in fraternal good-feeling, which after all is the aim and end tow- 
> which Sigma Chi has always striven. 

As for college honors, brother Southall has been elected final vice- 
sident of the Jefferson Lvterary Society, and the writer is on the staH 
'College Topics, the weekly paper here. 

The baseball team has shown up in unexpectedly good form, as the 
>rd to date will show. Virginia vs. New York, 0-12; vs. St. Albans, 
j; vs. Vermont, 3-2; vs. Vermont, 13-5; vs. Rutgers, 9-2; vs. Lehigh, 
j; vs. Yale, 9-16; vs. Yale, 3-6. 

We had the pleasure, some time ago, of seeing brother Humrichouse, 
eta, '94. 

Psi is strongly in favor of having the next convention at the White 
Iphur Springs. We think that it is only fair that the convention be 
Id at some place easily accessible to the chapters and alumni of the 
:oQd province, as it has been a long time since there has been any 
ge meeting of Sigma Chis in this section of the country. We think 
It the "White" is central enough, at the same time, for all or nearly 
the chapters to be represented. We can promise a goodly delegation 
m Virginia. 

A chapter of Theta Nu Epsilon has been established here. Among 
i members are brothers John May and Douglas Forsyth. 

Charlottesville, Va., April 11, 1895. 

GAMMA GAMMA— RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. 

The chapter chronicler finds but little to write of the past few weeks' 
5nts. Conservatism has ever been a characteristic of Randolph- 
icon, and this spirit enters her Greek letter societies as well as other 
^anizations. As a consequence of this only one initiation has taken 
ice among them since our last letter — Phi Kappa Sigma having made 
e addition to her roll. The other fraternities represented here have 
en diligently pursuing the even tenor of their way, at any rate towards 
2 outer world. 



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240 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

In the social world more has transpired for the pleasure of the stu- 
dent and the detriment of his classical and scientific pursuits. The 
usual round of Easter germans has come to break the calm of the Lenten 
season and to make merry the devotees of the terpsichorean art. The 
Washington and Franklin Literary Societies held their annual public 
debates on the 12th and 19th of April. Then the old chapel put off the 
somber and chill appearance, which greets the eye every morning after 
a hurried breakfast and a scamper across the campus to be there in time 
for prayers, and, decorated with gay bunting and enlivened by rustling 
fans and bright conversation, presented an animated appearance. The 
orators and debaters of the evening, inspired by the young ladies, 
charming and bewitching in bright and handsome gowns, waxed elo- 
quent over their themes, and when their eloquence had subsided, 
refreshments were served and the promenade was continued until the 
small hours of morning. Interspersed between these have been bazaars 
and entertainments of minor importance. 

Athletics up to the present time have been somewhat discouraging. 
Most of the games arranged have been canceled for one cause or another 
by the visiting teams, and we have as yet played but one college game^ 
— Richmond College — to whom we lost by a score of 8 to i. This wa^ 
early in the season, and the day was raw and blustering, causing man^ 
errors on both sides, but ours proved the more costly. Notwithstanding^ 
this defeat we believe that we have a strong team, and before June will 
have occasion to record many victories. On the team Sigma Chi is 
represented by brother Beckley in center field, brother Hugh Fletcher* 
as substitute pitcher, and brother Dickerson as manager. Brother* 
Howard Fletcher was captain and left fielder, but tendered his resigna.— 
tion soon after the season began. 

The interstate oratorical league meets here May 24, and we hope tc^ 
meet some brothers among the representatives. This year is the 21s ^ 
anniversary of Gamma Gamma chapter, and we expect to celebrate he^^ 
birthday by a reunion of her alumni and banquet during commencement, 
June 16 to 20. We extend a cordial invitation to all Sigma Chis, and 
especially all Randolph-Macon Sigs, to be present with us at that time. 

Ashland, Va., April 20, 1895. Henry A. Christian. 

SIGMA SIGMA— HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

The correspondent here feels somewhat at a loss for matter to fill up 
his spring letter; but, with the consolation that all his confreres are 
having the same trouble at this time, he will endeavor to run over the 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 241 

irious departments of college life and bring to light such honors as 
ay have fallen upon wearers of the Danebrog cross. 

So beginning with the glee club, brother Marshall Morton has been 
lanimously elected general manager for the spring term. This organ- 
ation is, we understand, preparing to treat us to an amateur theatrical, 
id we can only hope for it the success which attended its last exhibi- 
on, which was also under brother Morton's superintendence. 

Coming next to the college publications, we must reiterate the news 
'. last issue, as no changes have as yet been made in their boards, 
his "news" is the fact that four Sigs are serving in prominent posi- 
ons on the Annual and two on the magazine. The former work is just 
bout to go to press and will be a larger, handsomer and decidedly more 
terary edition than former ones. We might also add that brother 
[auzy is managing editor of the Student's Handbook. 

In athletics we hold the presidency of the association through brother 
rinkle and are represented on the team by brother Morton. As yet no 
atch games have been played. An elegant athletic park is now nearing 
5 completion, and the students feel extremely grateful to the large- 
parted alumnus whose gift it is. 

Sigma Chi also figures with prominence in our literary societies, 
L^ing held a presidency and other responsible positions in each. The 
c'iter, at the last meeting of the Philanthropic Society, was awarded 
ft essayist medal, and brother Trinkle received one of the two orator- 
ips for its final celebration. Brother Henderson will act as a marshal 
t" the Union. 

The writer has just been re-elected to the presidency of the Y. M. 

A. 

These paragraphs show that we are still aiming high, and not with 
>or success. We have made no new initiates, nor have any of the 
her chapters, for the very patent reason that there are none to make. 
^t we stand easily in the lead numerically and bid fair to maintain our 
>sition. J. L. Stuart. 

Hampden-Sidney, Va., April 9, 1895. 

ALPHA TAU— UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Alpha Tau has indeed good reasons to rejoice over the present con- 
tion of the chapter. Since getting on our feet once more this spring 
^ have been forging ahead, as Sigma Chis generally do. We have 
^ted a nice chapter house in the village, on which we spent a good 
-al of time in fixing up, and there we meet every Friday night to enjoy 
^^ benefits known only to Sigma Chis. 



242 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Since our letter in the February Quarterly the momentous ques'fcm C3n 
that has been agitating the university for some time has been settl^<i. 
I refer to the fight that has been made here against the fraternities t)y 
the non-fraternity men. The trustees of the university at their sexx^i- 
annual meeting last month passed a law that no new men should t3e 
taken into fraternities until the middle of the Sophomore year, provided 
that this rule should not apply to the present Freshman class. So a f^'w 
days after the meeting of the trustees, this year's Freshmen, who In^d 
been kept waiting since September, were initiated into the various fr*-a- 
ternities. There is a good deal of doubt whether this rule will t5^ 
enforced by the faculty or observed by the fraternities next year. 

Alpha Tau takes pleasure in introducing, as the result of her latfc>«'s 
among the Freshmen, brothers Edward J. Wood, '98, and Chas. ^E* 
Jones, '98, both of whom will wear the white cross with credit. 

On April 3 we were delighted to have with us brother Barclay ^ 
Kappa, but who is now at Lafayette College. Brother Barclay catK:*^ 
with the baseball team, on which he played catch. We are sorry ^® 
could not have remained longer, but hope to have him with us aga-*^ 
soon. Lafayette won two of the three games played with us. 

Alpha Tau favors Richmond, Va., as the best place to hold the n^^^ 
Grand Chapter. 

A chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity has recently been est3- ■5' 
lished here, with five members. This makes thirteen fraternities rep^*' 
sented here now. 

Our chapter now numbers six loyal Sigma Chis, all of whom '^^ * 
return next year prepared to make new conquests among the barbs. 

Chapel Hill, N. C, April 11, 1895. Geo. H. Kirby- 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

GAMMA— OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

Ohio Wesleyan opened the spring term with fewer students than ^ ^^^ 
term during the past five years. Despite this seeming discouragem^ ^ 
the trustees are making preparations to accommodate two thousa:^^ 
students, and are enlarging the facilities of the university in eve-^^/ 
department. Contracts are already let for a new ^50,000 library bufi^^* 
ing to be erected on the site of the old chapel building. 

More enthusiasm and interest is being shown in athletics than eve?-^ 
before, and Gamma has entered with such spirit that she has caniec^^ 
away several prominent positions. With one representative on the 
executive committee, the assistant managership of the ball team, one 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 243 

:ia.ii on the team and a prospective second, we feel that we have sipped 
bie sweets of the athletic plum, since there are only fifteen positions of 
mportance to be divided among eight frats. The ball team is scheduled 
o play nine games, and the management hope to make them nine vic- 
ories. 

Although busily occupied in getting a share at least of college honors 
ve have not neglected to increase our numbers whenever a desirable 
nan was sighted. We are glad to introduce to Sigdom brother J. C. 
Wilson, of King's Mills, Ohio, who, in the estimation even of our rivals, 
is acknowledged to be a fine catch. Brother Wilson has already won 
kionor for Sigma Chi, and with fond hopes we look to see him add more 
luster to our white cross. Brother E. H. Allen, of lena, Ohio, was the 
last victim for billy. Brother Allen is also a true Sig and a brilliant 
student, known alike for his affability and vim. 

The nine frats have united in an effort to reproduce the frat enter- 
tainment so successfully given a few years ago. The play is a strong 
one, and as it is backed by nine strong frats, numbering at least one 
hundred men, it bids fair to be the event of the term. 

Instead of nine frats the university is now '^blessed" with only eight, 
the Chi Phis surrendering their charter the last of last term. 

We were delighted to receive a visit from brother D. M. Goodyear 
^f Alpha Pi. Brother Goodyear was in our city nearly a week. We 
^ere pleased to hear him tell how Alpha Pi leads the "van" at Albion. 

Gamma extends a hearty welcome to all wandering Sigs who may 
-hance to be stranded in Delaware. 

Gamma votes unanimously for Cincinnati as the place for holding 
'^e convention. W. F. Pattison. 

Delaware, Ohio, April 12, 1895. 

MU— DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

Mu has been enjoying her wonted prosperity during the past quarter, 
^ud in this, the last letter of the school year we are glad to inform the 
^igma Chi world in general and the more immediate friends of the 
chapter in particular that, as the smoke of another college year begins 
^o clear away, Mu has almost undisputed supremacy. 

Like all truly live things our chapter has been growing, numerically 

^s Well as in internal strength. Since we last communicated with the 

^siternity at large we have initiated one member in the person of E. D. 

- Gilbert, of Dayton, Ohio — one of those whom we pledged earlier in the 

y^ar. Beside this, we have placed the colors upon two senior preps 

who, with Harry Wagner, who was pledged last term, will pass through 



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244 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

our trying ordeal, before the school year closes. These are H. E. Amos, 

of Cambridge, Ohio, a brother of two of the chapter's alumni^ and H. A. 

Toland, of London, Ohio. 

Honors have been coming to various members of the chapter in quite ^^e 
great abundance. Brother Baldwin, whom we announced in the last zM- .st 
issue to have won the local oratorical contest, went much farther by '^^^ 
carrying off the laurels in the state contest and, in representing Ohio at ^r ,t 
the interstate, came out a close third among ten contestants and won 
first place in thought and composition. This is the highest that a Den- 
ison man has ever stood in the interstate contest. The chapter and 
fraternity also may well be proud of this brother who has shown so well 
the good Sig stuff of which he is made. 

Last term the Sigma Chi mandolin and guitar club, assisted by 
brothers Colby and Baldwin and also by two ladies, gave a public enter- 
tainment for the benefit of the athletic association. It was well patron- 
ized and received favorable comment. 

The baseball team has not been so successful'so far this spring as 
might have been hoped. It is getting into better form now, however, 
and bids fair of holding its own with any of our rival teams. Sigma 
Chi has three representatives on the team, brothers Wiltsee, Hutson, 
and De Armond covering first and second bases and right field, respec- 
tively. 

The local chapter of Phi Gamma Delta has recently been greatly 
debilitated by a dissension, which caused five of its members to resign. 

Mu has quite recently been called upon to sustain the loss of a loyal 
alumnus and firm friend by the death of Henry C. Stilwell, ex-Praetor 
of the Third Province. He indeed attained unto that standard of man- 
hood which is noblest and best, and we know of no bqtter encomium 
upon his life than that he was a model Sig. The chapter's resolutions 
upon his death are in another place. F. L. Hutson. 

Granville, Ohio, May 2, 1895. 

ZETA ZETA— CENTRE COLLEGE. 

The college year is drawing to an end, leaving Zeta Zeta in a most 
prosperous condition. Already vigorous preparations are being made 
for next year, and we hope and expect to enter on the following session 
with as strong a chapter as we have at present. 

Since our last issue the annual oratorical contest was held. It is so 
customary for this to be won by a Sigma Chi that little surprise was 
manifested at brother McElroy*s rather easy victory. At the state con- 
test, held in Lexington, brother McElroy represented Centre College, 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 245 

and though we were forced to content ourselves with second place, we 
had the satisfaction of knowing that we were represented by an orator 
in every way worthy of the high reputation of Centre. 

All the brothers are desirous that the biennial convention be held in 
Cincinnati. The brothers enjoyed very much the visit which we had 
from brother Harper and soon ascertained that he had genuine Sigma 
Chi qualities. 

On the baseball team this year we are represented by brother Van 
'Winkle, who has recently been elected captain. From all indications 
^we will have quite a strong team. Lewis Craig Humphrey. 

Danville, Ky., April 23, 1895. 

ZETA PSI— UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

As we look back over the closing year, with its many victories and 

few defeats, we feel that this year's chapter of Zeta Psi has carried the 

torch transferred to her with all the speed and enthusiasm of her fore- 

i'unners. Their loyalty to the high principles of Sigma Chi we have 

endeavored to copy. Their sacrifice of time and pleasure to advance 

t2ie welfare of the university has inspired us to make a like sacrifice. 

Jn all college activities Sigma Chi has been fully represented. Nothing 

^^^ich we believed to be of advantage to our alma mater and to our 

"Gloved chapter has been left undone. And now as this corps of officers 

S^v-^s way to younger brothers we point to Zeta Psi*s past career and 

^^^ them "fight the good fight, quit you like men, be strong." 

The baseball prospects are very bright. Games have been scheduled 
^^^^h the teams of most of our sister colleges. Three games of the four 
^*^^ady played have been won, and we expect to present as strong a 
^^^i^t to our other opponents. Sigma Chi is represented on the team 
^y brothers Richards, captain; Johnson, first base; and Emerson, left 
*^^l<i. These brothers, as well as some others who may accompany the 
^^^m, look forward with pleasure to meeting brother Sigs on other 
^^airis. 

A few weeks ago Sigma Chi gained a victory which brought great 

^^Joicing to her members and an equal amount of disappointment to her 

^S-iiquished rivals. In the two years* existence of the Jones oratorical 

contest Sigma Chi has never entered a man. The first year we had no 

^^nior (it is only open to Seniors), and the second no man felt inclined 

^^ Compete. But this year our most worthy C, brother Boyden Kinsey, 

^^lieving that Sigma Chi should be represented here as well as in every- 

^«ing else, entered himself. He was the last to speak, and, when he 

*^iiished, was loudly applauded. In about three minutes the judges 




246 THE SIGMA CHI QUAR2ERLY. 

brought in a verdict unanimously in favor of brother Boyden. There 
was a large delegation of Sigs on the front row, another in the middle 
of the house, and a third of about fifteen in the rear. When the judge 
mentioned our man these three delegations gave a simultaneous yell 
that let the audience and the people for a mile around that hall know 
**who are we." The next week brother Kinsey entertained the ushers, 
his fellow contestants, and his Sig brothers with a theatre party. The 
chapter will return the treat in the near future. 

We lose by graduation this year brothers Kinsey, Southgate, and J. 
H. Melish. Brother Kinsey will go into business in this city, brother 
Southgate will attend the law school, and brother Melish expects to 
attend Columbia College next year. In the class day exercises brother 
Kinsey will deliver the charge to the Juniors, and brother Melish will 
give the farewell address. Brother Southgate was president of the 
class, but on account of sickness was compelled to resign that o£Bce and 
will now have the good fortune to graduate in peace. 

Let us close this letter with a few remarks on the site of the new 
building our university will occupy in the fall. As our university, which 
is publicly supported, crowns the educational activities of the Queen -^ik'H 
City, so this new building, situated on her highest hill, crowns her terri- — -«^i" 
torial area. It looks out over Mill creek valley with its busy scenes of ^ ^^^ 
commerce and industry to the blue hills beyond. It has on the north a -^^ * 
forest of beech and oak trees, covering the hills which slope down to a -^^ * 
little lake of clear cold water. A ridge, where in years to come new -^^^^ 
buildings will be erected, bounds it on the south; and at the foot of the ^^ ^^ 
hill, which slopes down from it on the east, will be an athletic field with -^"^ ^ 
accommodations for all the sports. With such a home what will our '^^ -•^^ 
alma mater not become! With prophetic eye we look down the vista of ^ ^^ 
coming years — we see thousands of students thronging her doors; her '^ ^ 
athletic teams winning from the best teams in the land; her professors 
noted for their valuable additions to science and literature; her gradu- 
ates numbered among the greatest statesmen, business men and philan- 
thropists. Again we look, and behold! through the trees we see floating 
to the breeze a little flag of blue and gold. We look more closely, and 
beneath the flag we see the outlines of the roof and porch of a stately 
little lodge. We look no longer, but hasten to shake hands with the 
boys. 

This vision is unlimited, but space forbids further revelation. By 
graduating this year we bid farewell to Old McMicken; future classes 
will depart from the walls of New McMicken. Before we then close the 
door on the old regime let us stand for a moment on the threshold and, 




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looking with comprehensive eye down the vista of receding years, sum 
up in a sentence all past experience; then turning and, having closed 
the door upon the past, write in letters of gold upon the lintel: **To be 
true men is to be true members of Sigma Chi." 

Cincinnati, April 24, 1895. John Howard Melish. 

LAMBDA LAMBDA— KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

The college term is soon to close, and with it closes Lambda Lamb- 
da's third and most successful year. Born as she was under the most 
favorable circumstances, her growth is yet little less than phenomenal. 
Not in any one particular branch, but in all that pertains to college life, 
you find her first. A summary of our work during the year cannot be 
given. But of that which we have done recently we shall speak. 

We have just finished our spring house cleaning and our hall is now 
a perfect dream. Brother Shelby was given the superintendence of 
remodeling the hall, and too much praise cannot be bestowed upon him 
for his excellent judgment. The room has been papered in solid blue 
of a delicate tint with an old gold border. Similarly the ceiling, while 
from its centre hangs a cluster of six incandescent lights. Rugs of the 
same color with a border of blue matting cover the floor. The windows 
are gracefully draped with the fraternity colors, while from the mantel, 
sofas, chairs and tables hang the mementos of our lady friends. But 
enough for our rooms. 

Since our last letter the Patterson Literary Society tias held its ora- 
torical contest, and brother Beardsley won the first medal with the 
prettiest oration ever delivered in our college chapel. Several of the 
other brothers are doing work along this line, and you may expect to 
hear from us again. 

In athletics brothers Dean, Wilmott, Woods, and Powell are taking 
active parts. 

Brother Lyle has just been elected as business manager of the 
Lexington Amateur Theatrical Club, while brothers Powell, Houston, 
Johnston, and Carey play leading roles. Brother Carey has also organ- 
ized the Sig Quartette composed of, besides himself, brothers Houston, 
Beardsley, and Blessing. While it is yet young, and there is much 
room for improvement, they congratulate themselves upon having 
passed that critical period where their music is appreciated only by 
Ihose who have been so unfortunate as not to have heard them. 

The chapter has yet much to accomplish before we part for the sum- 
mer vacation, and we expect to make a flattering report in our next. 

Lexington, Ky., April 25, 1895. Geo. F. Blessing. 




248 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ALPHA GAMMA— OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. 

Alpha Gamma pauses, 'midst the hurry and bustle of an active fn 
ternity life, to renew old acquaintances and to recall her various achievi 
ments. Throughout the entire winter term and what has passed of thml s 
there has been more real fraternity life at Ohio State University tha n 
ever existed before. Divided upon the question of the publication c ">t 
the college Annual, a fraternity spirit has arisen which would hav '& 
scarce seemed possible at a school of this character. The **Makio, -^** 
the Annual heretofore published by eight fraternities of Ohio State, hi 
caused all the trouble. Active opposition began early in the year b 
the unrecognized frats, the "rank outsiders" and <* short horses" of tli 
university. Fraternity tracks caused four of the eight to withdraw froi 
the book, leaving it in the hands of Sigma Chi, Phi Kappa Psi, FHMT *hi 
Gamma Delta, and Chi Phi, who are now making earnest endeavors \:^ ta 
issue the Annual in spite of united opposition. The fight is alread-ti^dy 
well won and is interesting in this connection from the fact that Sigm^ m. na 
Chi will share the honors and be among the first when the fight is ov^^ ^^er 
— a fight unprecedented in the fraternity history of this university. 

In other matters Sigma Chi holds her representation and her laurels i ^Is. 
Brother Griffith, after a two years' absence from college, returned thi: ^r^\^ 
term and was immediately pounced upon and induced to take part \m~ *^ 
the annual literary society contest, which he has great prospect of wiir^K^ *^^' 
ning. 

In athletics Ohio State is prospering and promising. Having wo: ^:^^'^^ 
five of the six games already played, our Varsity nine bids fair t* '^ 
achieve a remarkable season. In this Sigma Chi holds the managemen^^^ "^ 
and one position on the team. 

The greatest success of the college year is conceded by all to hav^ ^-^^ 
been the annual performance given by the dramatic club of the univer- '^^ ' " 
sity. And it was in this that Sigma Chi did herself proud. In a casf ^^^^ 
allowing only eight principal characters four of these fell to Sigs. 0^ ^-— -^ 
all the honors and triumphs of the presentation it is safe to say that^ ^^a 
Sigma Chi had the lion's share. A theatre party of good Sig girls andi-^ 
those of the active members not in the cast was given on the opening J^^ ** 
night of the play. 

As early as this the members of the chapter, anticipating that the 
next Grand Chapter may be held in Cincinnati, are laying plans accord- 
ingly, in the hope of meeting many known and unknown, to rejoice once 
more in the affiliations of the white cross. 

Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1895. L. Beman Thomas. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 249 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

LAMBDA— INDIANA UNIVERSITY. 

The spring term finds Indiana University in a more prosperous con- 
ition than ever before. The last legislature has assured many new 
lines of development for us. The confidence of Indiana people in their 
^jiniversity is well expressed by its increased attendance, the enrollment 
^SLt present being over seven hundred and fifty. 

The past term was rather an uneventful one, and our time was 
largely spent in cultivating a jolly good spirit of brotherhood, inter- 
spersed with vicious attacks upon our lessons. Brother Walter Bent, 
of Wabash, is missed from our circle this term; he was compelled to 
leave school on account of his poor health. We are glad, however, to 
report that he is improving. 

Thus far college politics has been very quiet; but one office was to 
be captured — the presidency of the oratorical association — and this, we 
are glad to say, was taken by Sigma Chi. 

We have two new brothers to introduce by this letter, brother Harry 
<jers, of Washington, Indiana, and brother Walter Jay, of Marion, 
Indiana. We are sure that both will make strong men in the fraternity 
as well as the college. 

Lambda enjoyed a visit a short time since from brother Robert Van 
.Zandt, class of '92. Brother Van Zandt is located in Chicago and 
reports himself as being busy and prosperous. 

With the return of warm weather the ball grounds are again thronged 
with ambitious applicants for places on the baseball team. Material 
for a good team this year is plentiful, and our prospects for carrying off 
the state championship, a fourth time, seem good. 

Bloomington, Indiana, April 15, 1895. Burke H. Keenev. 

XI— DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

De Pauw athletics, since our resignation from the Indiana State 
Athletic Association, have rather advanced than retrograded, as was 
generally predicted. The resignation, as was reported, was on account 
of the refusal of the association to expel Butler, which college had will- 
fully and confessedly violated the constitution. De Pauw, however, 
has gone into the new field of action with fresh zeal, will play baseball 
with all neighboring colleges except Butler, and has connected herself 
with the northwestern association, where she hopes to gain some points 
in track athletics and break her former record. 

Some new rules, or rather some old ones reinstated, concerning and 



250 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

prohibiting dancing, card-playing and other indulgences, have caused 
much excitement here in the last few weeks. All are anxiously awaiting 
to see them repealed, which will probably never occur, since the Y. M- 
C. A. are agitating the movement and have been its advocates from the 
beginning. The restrictions are very obnoxious and unwelcome to our 
class of people, but the Y. M. C. A. refused to advocate the action. 

Xi still considers herself second to none among her eight rival fra- 
ternities in the institution. Her prospects for the interfraternity base- 
ball championship are good; and she has the success of former years as 
a precedent to encourage and enthuse her. We have added no new 
men to our numbers since our last letter except one Leslie Martin, ^ 
fine boy, who has already bid good-bye to the institution. We entertain 
frequently, but not so often as under the old rules, and, as always^ 
occupy a very important part in college politics. 

We are more than pleased to acknowledge visits from brothers H. I^- 
McLain, '94; James A. Ogden, '94; Fitzgerald, Theta Theta, '95; arx<i 
others. Correspondence from neighboring 'chapters and Alpha Upsil<^^ 
has been received and enjoyed. N. Giotto Rogers. 

Greencastle, Indiana, April 23, 1895. 

RHO—BUTLER UNIVERSITY. 

The bright spring sunshine has been very conducive to the gro^^^'^-" 
of Rho. Five fine men have been gathered into her congenial fold ^.T^^ 
a sixth one pledged. William was very frisky after such a long rest * ^ 
winter quarters, as the following brothers will readily testify: Nels^^^ 
Brayton, '95, instructor of botany and president of the senior clai 
Frank E. Chase, '99, son of ex-Governor Chase of Irvington; Clan 
Maley, son of Henry Maley of Edinburgh, Ind., one of the largest lu 
ber dealers in Indiana; Max Lucas, son of Rev. D. R. Lucas of India 
apolis; and Fred M. Towles, son of Dr. Towles, a prominent Irvingt 
physician. Our pledgling is David H. Cale, who will make a good S -• ^ 
as he comes of Sig blood. He is the son of Howard Cale, one of tl'^ 
charter members of Rho. These men are of the finest quality and w^i-*' 
be of great service to Sigma Chi. 

We have as complete and bohemian a circle as can be found. O"*-^^ 
meetings are rendered pleasant by the music of the Sig orchestra, whi<^ ^ 
is always in demand for college socials and entertainments. We ha 
passed the long winter evenings happily with sleighing, skating 
dancing parties. On March 8th, accompanied by our lady friends, 
attended the State Oratorical Contest. Our boxes were trimmed wi 
blue and gold and the college colors. One of the most enjoyable fe 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 251 

es of the evening was the music furnished by the Butler Symphony 
lb, composed almost entirely of Sigs. 

This same contest brings to mind a desperate struggle which pre- 
ied it a few weeks. In the local Oratorical Association the Sigs have 
1 control for some time. One morning we came to school and found 
t a most powerful combination had been formed, which was deter- 
led to elect new officers. In the struggle which followed, with a few 
:hful allies, we held the whole combine at bay for three months. 
2nded in the usual way with a victory for us, brother John Butler 
laining secretary, and we still possessing a member of the Advisory 
ard. 

Rho believes inprogress and has made it known by building an ele- 
it tennis court and a small rustic pagoda before her rivals had awak- 
ed from their dreams. It is situated in the beautiful grove behind 
! main college building, and it is the intention of Rho to make this 
ll-shaded court a Sig holdout, where we and our friends can meet 
i spend many happy afternoons during the rest of the college year. 
We were very happy to be visited by brothers Toner and Holland 
Lambda and brother Fenton of Alpha. Brothers Chas. Thorton, '78, 
i Chamberlain, '84, have also been kind enough to call and see how 
are prospering. We will be pleased to entertain any Sig who may 
nder into this charming suburb. 

The brightest time of the year is fast approaching, and as they always 
the Sigs will lead in the social events which occur about commenc.e- 
nt time. The annual Sig reception and time-honored picnic, which 
he grand finale of Sigdom at Butler, several lawn parties and a cir- 
i party are yet to be given. 
Irvington, Ind., May i, 1895. C. R. Yoke. 

CHI— HANOVER COLLEGE. 

Chi's charmed circle of thirteen has at last been broken. Early in 

luary we lost a member in the person of brother Clark, of Carthage, 

Bsouri. 

Great preparations are being made for the spring initiations, as quite 

unch of pled ged men will then have entered the Freshman class and 

become eligible to membership. The three candidates who are des- 

id to pose as victims in our commencement week orgies and, later, 

ect honor on the fraternity have already become thoroughly identified 

h Sigma Chi through their zeal for her in athletics and college poli- 

, which promises well for their future usefulness. 

The past quarter has been unusually dull in all phases of college life. 



252 IHE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

The only place Chi has had the opportunity of distinguishing her^^lf 
was in the Voris prize oratorical contests, and here she caught both fxxrst 
and second places on the lower division in the persons of brothers Ha.ariry 
Ream and Jas. Britain. Brother Ream is spoken of as the man to rep- 
resent the college at Indianapolis next year. 

Brother Harry Graham is chairman of the Freshman class excursion 
committee, but this about concludes the list of plums gathered. Wtiilc 
thus well represented in the college work, Chi*s reputation is being 
maintained among the ladies by brothers Frank Rundle and FraLnk 
Palmer Gibson. 

The prospect for baseball here this spring is not promising. -An 
attempt to organize a team was made, but did not succeed. In cas^ a 
team should be organized, however, Sigma Chi would be well rep pre- 
sented, as we have a number of experienced men in our ranks. Ten rais 
will probably be the popular game and take a prominent part in the fi.^l<i 
day exercises, as it did last year. Much interest is manifested alrea<iy» 
and the courts are in constant use by the prospective contestana^'ts. 
Sigma Chi will make a race for the silver cup, which she lost last y^^^' 
by a close shave in the last set. 

Chi has had the pleasure of a visit from brother Walter L. Fislm. ^^^» 
Chi, '83, and brother Fred Koons, Chi, ^87. 

The work of improving the chapter house has progressed constanCr 1^' 
and new plans are on foot for further beautifying our home. 

Hanover, Indiana, April 10, 1895. G. S. Garber. 

DELTA DELTA—PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

This chapter is now on the qui vive in anticipation of the grand 
max of its social ventures, which comes once a year in the shape of 
Sigma Chi cotillion; as usual, it will be held at the St. Nicholas. T 
is, in fact, the swellest event of the school year, and an invitation is 
much prized as the word spoken over the banister. 

This being the last letter of this college year it is the chapter's bu 
ness to introduce to the alumni world of Sigdom brothers Crane, Wyn 
and Leavitt, who leave us this year to go out and coquette with t 
almighty dollar, and all in the light of electrical engineers. 

The fourth province convention is held in La Fayette this year, a 
it is hoped that more of this province will be heard from than last ye 
and they can rest assured they will be shown a good time. 

This chapter is running things in baseball this year, and con 
quently Purdue has a winning team, not having lost a game so far. 
have played Butler, State Normal, and Lake Forest, and trust that 







LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 253 

r'ecord may keep up. The outfield is composed of brother Buschman 
in left garden and brother Wiley in right, while the writer sometimes 
fills centre and is manager of the team; in fact, it is quite a bu^ day 
for the Sigs in baseball circles, and we hope on field day again to carry 
off the honors. 

The chapter house is still drawing near to a certainty, only about 
^500 standing between us and "our fondest hopes." It is to be hoped 
that before the school year is out, the corner-stone will have been laid. 
In this connection Delta Delta would like to thank all the responsive 
members, both those who could give and did and also those who even 
answered our letters; as for those who didn't even answer one of the 
several letters sent, well — the chapter thinks you are all right in your 
^''ay, but you are shy several pounds weight. 

This chapter's delegation, comprised of brothers Johnston, Smith, 

Or i ess, and the writer, who attended the banquet on April 15 at the 

Ohicago Athletic Club given by the Chicago alumni in honor of brothers 

Ade and McCutcheon, who sailed for Europe on April 27, will never 

^or^et one of the pleasantest evenings of their lives. For outside of the 

pleasure of gazing on the two blushing globe-trotters-elect, there was 

^he banquet itself, which, in the words of some of brother Todd's ward 

friends, was "dead right." The Chicago alumni can rest assured that 

^l^ere are at least four young men who had a pleasant glimpse of Chicago 

^Iu.xnni life and thank them all for the attentions shown us. 

Our school year closes on June 6, and the '' annual " Sig banquet, 
ich has almost developed into an "every five years" affair, will be on 
xiear June 4; a large crowd of Sigs in and around La Fayette promise 
^^ make the event one of the largest yet held here. A guarantee is 
S^^v-en that there will be no strike amongst the waiters, and hoping to 
^^e all the Sigs possible. Delta Delta closes by wishing all a happy 
^'^^oation. Edw. Madison Allen. 

La Fayette, Indiana, May 3, 1895. 

FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA— NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

The last term has been a most successful and prosperous one for 

*^ega. At a meeting held at Dr. Bragden's residence April 23rd, the 

^'^^pter house scheme was rejuvenated and everyone smiled and looked 

^Ppy when brother Elliot acknowledged that it was a "good thing" 

^^ci consented to "push it along," for they knew that that meant a 

^Hapter house. 






254 IHE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

The Junior publication, "The Syllabus," has lately been issued and is^jr 
is considered by competent critics to be a very creditable effort. The "^^^^ ^ 
department of Fraternities was engineered by **ye scribe." On the 
musical clubs which have recently completed their very successful sea- \ ^ 
son, we had brothers Maury, Scott and Hutchison, and pledged men 
Messinger, Barnard and Mason. The great annual Michigan-North- 
western debate was again decided in favor of Northwestern, Michigan 
as yet failing to score a victory over us. 

We have lately pledged, notwithstanding the vigorous objections oi 
various other fraternities, Mr. J. P. Van Doozer. Mr. Van Doozer, 
beside being a thorough gentleman, is the acknowledged authority on 
foot-ball in the west and will lead Northwestern' s team once more to 
victory. We trust that the forcible, not to say striking characteristics 
of Mr. Van Doozer will impress those of the brethren whom he xnaj 
chance to meet on the gridiron next fall. 

Evanston, 111., May 7, 1895. Edwin Marshall St. John. 

KAPPA KAPPA— UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

Our spring initiation was held in the woods and ravines that bor^^^ 
on Crystal lake, and as a result we have two more Freshmen, brotl^^^ 
Isaac B. Hudson of Cairo and brother F. H. Wilson of Evanston, sw^^ 
ing our number to twenty- three, the largest in the history of the chapt^^' 

The base-ball team has been picked and we have no less than & "^^ 

<«st 
men on it, brothers Hotchkiss and Carnahan, pitchers; Cooper, ft ^'^^ 

base; Lowes, third base; and Roysdon, left field. The team is in ^^^^" 

cellent condition and last Saturday defeated Ann Arbor 9-0, outbatti :^^* 

and outfielding them. In the seventh inning, with the score 8-—' 

Michigan, rather than be beaten, left the field on a close decision of t. 

umpire, forfeiting the game to us. 

The track team, under the coaching of Finney, the Canadian, ai 
occasional visits from Cornish, is rapidly getting into condition for tl 
Chicago meet in June. 

The Glee and Mandolin Clubs have had two very successful toi 
this year, the first in February, through the northern part of the stati 
and the second between terms, when the southern part of the state wi 
visited; at Springfield a reception was tendered them by the patroi 
esses, in the executive mansion. We are well represented on the club^^-^ 
by brothers Burdick (leader Glee Club), Balding, Kimball, Mattes< ^^ 
and Arms. 

We have had pleasant visits during the term from brother A. 
Merrifield, '93, and brother R. J. Barr, '95, now Theta Theta. 




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LE TTERS FR OM A C TIVE CHAPTERS. 255 

ular term party was given in the opera house, April lo, and was in 
lor of three young ladies (Sig girls) who are about to leave Cham* 
go, the Misses May me and Bess Brownlee and Frances Curtis. 
Kappa Kappa favors Cincinnati as the place for our next convention, 
: we are going wherever it is held. The sentiment at Kappa Kappa 
"Get to the Sig convention if you have to borrow money and walk." 
Champaign, 111., April 22, 1895. Herbert C. Arms. 

ALPHA ZETA— BELOIT COLLEGE. 

With clarion loud and clear Alpha Zeta proclaims the birth of two 
V sons. Guy Fred Loomis, '96, of Troy, Wis., and Theodore Foster 
5gs, '98, of Oahe, S. Dak., now proudly wear the Danebrog cross<- 
Mher Loomis is a regular "dig,'' taking the Emerson Greek prize^ 
t year, and the Rogers scholarship, together with prizes in rhetoric 
1 oratory. His impersonation of Jocasta^ the queen, in the recent 
dition of the Greek play, won him favorable mention in Chicago. 
>ther Riggs is an athlete, wears an old Yale jersey shirt when he 
ys left-end on the football eleven, is captain of the track athletic 
m, and a member of both the glee and mandolin clubs. Both are 
Luine Sigs from within out. 

We have started the good work this term with a new pledge of the 
tX sort from the Freshman class. We will introduce him later if the 
1 leaves anything presentable. We are fourteen strong, eight live at 

house, which, by the by, is looking very neat by daylight with its 
(h coat of paint, and very cosy and inviting at night with its brilliant 
^ outfit of electric lights. 
"Washington's birthday was a big day for Beloit Sigs. The orator of 

occasion was brother Frederic F. Norcross, Alpha Zeta, '87. He 
Lvered a ringing up-to-date address before the student body in the 
pel. We Sigs were dangerously proud of him. Brothers Woodard 
i Atwood, formerly Alpha Zeta, now Alpha Lambda, and Albert 
irts Whitney, Alpha Zeta, '91, now at Chicago University, were all 
h us. Of course we had a **meetin'," and right good it was to hear 
ve words and true from such sturdy timber. 

Last term, moreover, Beloit ran the college gold to the peak at the 
te oratorical contest at Appleton, Wis., the seat of Lawrence Uni- 
sity. Our orator, Charles Winter Wood, won first place by five 
nts out of a possible six. Among the delegates who accompanied 
1, and who yelled themselves hoarse over his splendid victory, were 
r staunch Sigs — brother Grassie, secretary of the state oratorical 
ociation, and brothers Loomis, Hinckley, and Moore. 



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256 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Brother Hinckley, Beloit's solid centre rush, also did good worlr 
during vacation as delegate to the conference of western universities 
and colleges on football rules, held at Northwestern University at Evan- 
ston, Illinois. 

The glee, banjo and mandolin clubs are back from a long trip through 
the principal cities of the northwest, meeting with success everywhere, 
socially, artistically and financially. 

Baseball prospects are good; we have a left-handed whirlwind for 
a pitcher, and brother Grassie as business manager has secured a fine 
list of dates with surrounding schools. 

One more toot, and we lay down the horn for this time. March 23 
Beloit's classical department presented the (Edipus Tyrannus of Sopho- 
cles before a magnificent audience in Central Music Hall, Chicago. 
This is the first time the annual Greek play has been permitted to go 
outside Beloit walls, and with one exception is the first time an ancieat M^^ 
Greek tragedy has ever been seen in Chicago. The title role of (E^Af^ |tT 
was taken by C. W. Wood of the Senior class. He even surpassed his 
great ability as an orator in his remarkable histrionic talent. Brother 
Loomis gave him strong support as /ocasta, and seven other loyal Sigo^ 
' Chis wore classic robes and sang true Hellenic strains in the chorus, ^ 
only Greeks know how. Brother Grassie as ''B. M." made the financi^ 
end of the undertaking loom up big on the right side of the ledger a0^ 
added to his already strong reputation as a level-headed manager. 

Alpha Zeta is wide-awake — glad to be a unit in the world of Sig0^* 
Chi — and gives warmest greeting to all her sister chapters. 

Beloit, Wis., April 9, 1895. Louis Ross Moore. 

ALPHA IOTA— ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

The spring term has opened at Wesleyan with bright prospects ^^ 
Sigma Chi. Since our last letter we can congratulate ourselves ^^^ 
only on the acquisition of some good fraternity material in the pers^^ 
of brothers Thos. Gerhart, of Bloomington; Schuyler Scrimger, of Lr^^" 
ington; and Harry H. Whiffin, of Kansas City, Mo., whom we t^'f* 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity, but also in social affairs and- ^ 
securing the lion's share for Sigma Chi in the struggle for honors b^^^ 
in athletics and in other fields. Our new men are all hard workers 
Sigma Chi and will reflect honor on our chapter. 

We have twelve active members in school, three of whom are 
iors, and all have secured places on the class day program. It is w^"^^ 
much regret that we state brother N. J. Niehoff, of Pekin, is unable ^ 
be with us this term. Brother R. H. Schuett is business manager ^ 



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Annual, while brothers Whitmore, Scrimger, and Orr are on the 
d of editors. At present we appear to be running matters to suit 
dves in the literary societies and have a ruling voice in the execu- 
:ommittee of the oratorical association, which is the great bone of 
mtion here. 

s to athletics, we seem to have our share of the honors. We have 
ecretary and treasurer of the athletic association, N. R. Williams, 
the manager and captain of the baseball team, in the person of 
h Thompson. We have also two other members of the team, 
t ten games have been arranged for during the remainder of the 

and the captain predicts that the team will be able to win more 
its share of these games. Our baseball team played the Bloom- 
n league team yesterday, and although defeated they played a very 
table game against the professionals. Several of our men are pre- 
g for the field day contest, and we feel assured of their ability to 

off all kinds of medals. 

he social calendar (as well as some of the boys) has been full this 
Besides several hops, given in our hall, in which the Sig girls 
a decided featufe, we were entertained in a most delightful manner 
iss Mabel Chisholm at her home in this city. Last evening brother 
ams opened the doors of his elegant home to Sigma Chi, and this 
'one of the most delectable occasions we ever figured at." 
t a recent reception of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity the refresh- 
s took wings unto themselves and went where the woodbine twin- 

They say it was a sig-nificant affair, in the language of brother 
, Nu Nu. 

f alumni members we have received visits from brothers John F. 
ilton, A. C. Staley, of Deland; brother Hair of Alpha Xi, who may 
rmed one of the traveling evangelists of Sigma Chi (being with the 
ner Comedy Company), was with the boys long enough to become 
d fellow and assist in clipping Willie's shaggy wool at our last ini- 
n. J. R. Orr. 

loomington, 111., April 20, 1895. 

ALPHA LAMBDA— UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

he present term of the college year has opened for us with the 
test of prospects, and Alpha Lambda^s star has almost reached the 
\i of its glory. This term will see us initiate three Freshmen, and 
3pe to pledge three men for next year. 

1 university affairs the members of Alpha Lambda are taking their 
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258 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

offices in the battalion — brother Cornish as major, brother Nelson as 2d 
lieutenant, and brother Hayes as ist sergeant. 

Although no member of the chapter with the "zephers," a law team, 
and Alpha Lambda herself boast of a <' magnificent'' team, which will 
do wonders if they once get to playing. 

In track athletics brother Pittman ably represents the chapter, hav- 
ing been one of the four athletes chosen to represent Wisconsin in the 
Chicago midwinter meet, at which the University of Wisconsin won the 
relay race and Hopkins the half mile run. 

Boating has already begun, and we have three crews in hard train- 
ing, one of which rows on the lake every day. Races have already been 
arranged with the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and the Delaware 
Club of Chicago. A race is also talked of with Pennsylvania, but noth- 
ing has matured as yet. 

This beautiful spring weather has brought the boys out of doors as 
bees out of a hive, and many are the merry games of ball we have with 
our near neighbors, the Rho Kaps and Chi Psis. Our front porch, 
overlooking the lake, is also a favorite resting place for our friends. 

The * 'Badger," the Junior class publication, appears this next wceV» 
and many are the speculations regarding it. 

Brother Spencer, '88, paid us a short visit the first of the term. " 
has now an office in Chicago and was here on business only. 

Brother Wilkinson, the life of the whole chapter, was obliged 
leave us at the beginning of this term and is now in a law office in 
cago. Brother Wilkinson's place will long remain vacant in the chap"^ 
lists. David Atwood. 

Madison, Wis., April 16, 1895. 

ALPHA PI— ALBION COLLEGE. 

Although our membership has been increased to twenty by the reti> ' 
to college of S. H. Ludlow, '96, and Frank Roudenbush, '98, who h^-"* 
been teaching during the winter, yet the interest of each brother t* * 
maintained its wonted vigor, and we have enjoyed two very please ^ 
meetings thus far this term. 

A special effort is being made to boom athletics this term in or^i^ 
that the athletic association may liquidate the heavy debt under whi^ 
it is laboring. The strength of the baseball team is yet undevelop^^ 
Alpha Pi is represented on it by brothers L. M. White, '96, and ^ 
E.. Perine, '96. Perine at short is a new man at baseball, but he ' 
showing good ability; he has previously been prominent in tennis, h^^ 
ing held the intercollegiate championship of the state in 1893. Wl:»«^^ 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 259 

third is right at home, as he has played the position two years; he 
3 captain of the team last year and captured the championship base- 
1 cup of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, 
We furnish both the president and manager of the tennis associa- 
1. Brother P. B. Brockway, '97, is working hard as manager, and 
ides putting the courts of the association in fine condition he has 
ceeded in arousing a pronounced interest in tennis among the stu- 
Lts, and already nine courts are in operation on the campus. 
Last term the position of editor-in-chief of the Albion College Pleiad 
\ left vacant by the resignation of £. C. Allen, '95, a ptominent 
cnber of Delta Tau Delta, who had filled the office with marked suc- 
s, and brother Ernest Burnham, '96, was elected to the position by 
stockholders of the paper. 

The effort which was made recently to change the christian societies 
> a college chapter of the Epworth League has resulted in the organ- 
tion of a league, and the continuance of the christian societies as 
etofore. The Y. M. C. A., under the presidency of brother J. F. 
ilker, '96, and the league, under the presidency of brother D. M. 
odyear, '96, are both prospering, but the consolidation of the two 
anizations is, probable. 

Late last term we pledged Fred E. Ferine, '98, a brother of Roy 
rine, and of course he is an excellent student and a fine fellow. 
Albion, Mich., April 20, 1895. * Ernest Burnham. 

SIXTH FROVINCE. 

ALPHA EPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

Since February we have been by no means inactive. In politics we 
j^e secured secretary and treasurer of the Nebraska Collegiate Orator- 
1 Association, and manager for next year's football team. 
On March 22 we gave a most delightful cotillion. There were about 
jnty-five couples present, and the affair was up to the standard of 
)ha Epsilon's social events. 

I take pride in introducing to all Sigs brother Ellston FuUerton 
ig, of Fenora, Iowa. Brother King was bidden by four other frats, 
1 in securing him we are strengthened by a man who is a typical Sig 
1 a royal good fellow. 

But while we have gained a good man, we have lost two of our best 
mbers. Last month brother Edwin Allen Duff, '97, returned to his 
ne at Nebraska City to go into business with his father. By brother 
ff's departure we lose a loyal worker for the white cross and a man 



26o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

who was a help to all of us. The other man to go is brother Ralph Cale 
Saxton, '97, of Edgar, Neb. Having passed highest in a competitive 
examination, he received the appointment to the United States Naval 
Academy, and he left a few days ago for Annapolis to take the entrance 
examinations. While we are proud of the success of our brother, we 
regret exceedingly that he has left us. In losing him the chapter loses 
a brother who has endeared himself to every individual in it, and whose 
career every one will watch with intense interest. There is a coinci- 
dence in the leaving at the same time of brothers Saxton and Dufi — 
they were initiated together. The evening before brother Saxton*s 
departure we gave an informal farewell hop in our hall, but the usual 
enjoyment was tempered by the thoughts of parting. 

In March Phi Kappa Psi entered the university with a strong chap- 
ter of eighteen men. They immediately went into a chapter house, and 
they make a welcome addition to the ranks of frat men. The boys of 
Delta Tau Delta, a few evenings later, entertained their friends at a 
reception to Phi Kappa Psi at the Delt chapter house. 

On May first the ladies of Delta Gamma entertained about eighty 
couples at the Hotel Lincoln. It was a very successful party. 

While the university did not receive the appropriation asked for, it 
fared as well as might have been expected at the hands of the legislat- 
ure. Work has been commenced on the library, which has stood unfin- 
ished for two years, and it is expected that it will be ready for occupa- 
tion by September i. 

The resignation, of Chancellor Canfield, to accept the presidency of 
the Ohio State University, makes every one feel blue. In the four years 
he has been here the university has grown — mainly by his efforts— from 
an attendance of 500 to its present enrollment of nearly 1,500 The 
chancellor has made himself very popular with the students and with 
the people of the state, and the regents will make a very careful selec- 
tion if they would find a man who can fill the place of James H. Can- 
field. 

This year also ends Lieutenant John J. Pershing's detail as com. 
mandant of the corps of cadets. Under Lieutenant Pershing's instruc 
tion the corps has attained a degree of proficiency seldom found i^ 
institutions not strictly military, and it is conceded by army officers tha. 
the battalion would compare favorably even with that of West Point. 

We have received but few letters from other chapters this year, bim 
those that have come were most interesting. 

Lincoln, Neb., May 9, 1895. Chas. C. Pulis. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, a6i 

ALPHA UPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

Commencement time is rapidly approaching; yet it brings with it 
^^"w regrets for the members of Alpha Upsilon, since our circle is not to 
l>« broken into, this year, by the ravages of graduation day. 

This part of the year rarely brings any addition to our numbers, and 
a.1 though we have been able to let the goat out to pasture for some time 
^^9'^ have one or two good men on **the spike," about whom we hope to 
1=>^ able to make some more definite announcement in the near future, 
liere are other things in view also that are a source of much encour- 
S^n^^nt to us and that will add materially to the prosperity of the 
iiapter. 

While there has been no great stir in society lately, there have been 

iew pleasant gatherings. Miss Snodgrass entertained at her home the 

Lgs and also the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, both chapter and resident 

ambers as well. Also, Mrs. Bovard entertained lately the Sigma Chis 

a very pleasant party. 

The University of Southern California has taken a new lease of life, 
it were. In fact, in the fifteen years of her existence, her popularity 
^-Xid good prospects have never been so marked as lately. Everything 
F^CDints to next year as a most prosperous one — the rapidly increasing 
'^Vimber of students, the interest manifested everywhere, and the effi- 
cient management of Dean Phillips. Indeed, there is little doubt but 
^l>.at this will be the great university centre of this part of the state. It 
*s with deep regret, however, that we have to announce the resignation 
^^^ our president, Dr. J. P. Widney. This gentleman has done much 
*^>T the prosperity of the University of Southern California and has 
^l^ays been a firm friend of Sigma Chi. To fill his place suitably will 
*^^ a matter of great difficulty. 

The intercollegiate oratorical contest will take place the fifteenth of 
ay and will be the next drawing card among the colleges. This con- 
^^st was won by our representative last year, and there is every reason 
believe that another laurel will fall to our lot in '95. Brother Martin 
a close second in the local contest, which came off on April 5. 

The University of Southern California athletic team did splendid 
^^^Drk on Februar}' 22, winning five out of the eleven events and taking 
^^^ond place. Great things are anticipated for the coming year. Bro. 
^^artin, '96, as baseball manager is busily engaged in producing an effi- 

t team in this department. 

Brother Van Cleve, '94, is at present filling the chair of history and 
5itin at the Baptist College of this city. Brother Shaw, '94, who 



262 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

retains his chapter connection, will attend Hastings law school, San 
Francisco, next year. This will be a great loss to the chapter. 

The alumni have favored us with very few visits this term; in truth, 
we have been feeling rather lonely. 

Alpha Upsilon is always glad to hear from other chapters, either by 
letter or by visit. F. C. M. Spencer. 

Los Angeles, Calif., April 24, 1895. 

ALPHA OMEGA— LELAND STANFORD. Jr.. UNIVERSITY. 

Sigma Chi at Stanford is now on solid foundations and enjoying a 
prosperity never before experienced in the history of the chapter. Stu- 
dent life has been unusually brilliant here this winter. We have had 
the opera Pinafore produced, all by our own talent, in a very creditable 
manner. Then came the Sophomore hop, a great social success. Fri- 
day, April 26, was Junior day. The Juniors presented a three act farce 
in the morning, and in the evening came the usual Junior hop. There 
are to come the much looked for Senior day, on which comes the base- 
ball game between the Seniors and the Faculty, and the Senior hop. 

We have at last been able to finish our track, and consequently track 
athletics are taking quite a boom. 

We have very good prospects for a house on the campus next yea.T 
Chi Psi has recently established a chapter here. 

With the graduation of the class of '95 we lose brother W. E. Wi 
ship, but then again we don't, as he will be retained as an instructor 
mathematics. We are very glad of this, as brother Winship is the m 
zealous worker in the chapter, and to him belongs the credit for a gr 
share of our prosperity. 

Brothers Alexander and Jarman will attend some eastern law sch 
next year. We are pleased to introduce to Sigma Chi Mr. N. A. Rop 
of Santa Ana, Calif. Besides being a fine student Mr. Roper is 
expert bicyclist. 

From now on come the final exs, so every one will find plenty to 
We have every prospect of great success for next year. 

Palo Alto, Calif., April 30, 1895. A. H. Jarman. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

ETA— UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

The spring fever has got us, to be sure, and we had much rath^^^ 
spend our time playing at tennis or loafing round our beautiful campM-^^' 
which is now clothed in all its vernal beauty, than poring over CalcuB- "US 






LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 263 

and Horace; but for all that we are hard at work, with the determina- 
tion to pass the final examinations successfully. 

April 26 is set apart for the field day this year, the prominent feature 
of which is to be the tennis tournament, in which several of our boys 
will compete for the prizes to be given. Brother T. C. Kimbrough was 
unanimously chosen by the athletic association as the manager of field 
sports, and a most excellent manager he will make. 

Our roll-call now numbers eight, brother Cashman having entered 
Annapolis as a young cadet. We grieve for him when we think that we 
shall probably not see him again for six years, and our most hearty 
wishes for his success follow him. All of us here now will return next 
session except brother T. C. Kimbrough, who graduates this spring, 
and he will probably be back at the beginning of next term to help us 
in our work. Our prospects for success next session are indeed large. 
After struggling for several years, with only four men returning each fall 
to renew the work, we feel that we are now fairly on our feet. Nearly 
all of us are young, but we have got the grit, and that is what wins. 

Brother Monette, who was called home at the first of the session, 
will return next fall and promises to bring with him some fine spiking 
material. 

Our baseball nine has been doing good work recently. It is true 
that we were defeated by Alabama at a score of 11 to 8, but we have 
retrieved ourselves by winning the contest of baseball and tennis with 
the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi. Several more 
contests will take place before the season is over. 

We are talking about a chapter house, and we sincerely hope that it 
will not be all talk. Duke M. Kimbrough. 

University, Miss., April 22, 1895. 

ALPHA NU— UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. 

On account of an unfortunate mistake we were not represented in 
the last Quarterly; but we assure you that our failure to write was due 
to other causes than a lack of loyalty to the fraternity or of interest in 
the magazine. 

We are able to chronicle, in this letter, a variety of honors which 
have fallen to us, far in excess of any of our sister fraternities of this 
institution, and of which any fraternity may well be proud. 

Brother E. Dick Slaughter, who developed in a very short time into 
a most loyal and energetic Sigma Chi, leads the list, being elected 
unanimously final ball president, the most sought for honor in the uni- 
versity at present. In addition to this he holds the managership of the 



2d4 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

football team, a very important position in itself and in some respects 
the most responsible one within the gift of the student body. 

Brother J. R. Taylor, Eta, '93, was elected editor-in-chief of the 
magazine which is published monthly by the students at this place. 
Brother Rector is one of the board of editors of *^The Cactus," which is 
the rather mystifying name of the Annual. 

Although we have had such signal success along these lines, we have 
by no means neglected the future interests of the fraternity. After 
looking about for some time, we discovered two men, combining in a 
marked degree all the requisites of a good Sigma Chi, and immediately 
proceeded to initiate them. We take a peculiar pleasure and pride in 
introducing to the fraternity at large brother Lee Waldo Green, of San 
Antonio, and brother Branch Smith, of this place. We are assured that 
if any of the members of the fraternity meet these young men, they will 
coincide with us in our opinion of them. Brother Green, who has just 
entered the university, was elected not long since to an associate editor- 
ship of the magazine, a position which is usually occupied by members 
of the Senior class. 

We should have preferred that the convention be held in some place 
more accessible to us, who live so remote from all of our sister chapters, 
but under the circumstances we are inclined to think that some town in 
Virginia would be the best place for holding it, and we accordingly 
voted for White Sulphur Springs. 

It would be ungrateful to close this letter without some mention of 
our alumni, to whom we owe much of the success which has fallen to 
us. In particular we tender our thanks to brother W. H. Richardson, 
whose interest in us is not a whit abated, although engaged in a very 
absorbing business, and whose cheerful readiness to pay our dues can- 
not be too highly commended. 

The chapter was visited, a few days ago, by brother Earle E. 
Brougher, Eta, '89, who brought with him an immense fund of patriot- 
ism and a great deal of welcome advice. He is at present exerting 
himself to form as many alumni associations throughout the state a 
may be practicable and in other ways to promote the interests of th 
fraternity by binding its members together in a closer union throughout 
the Lone Star State. J. R. Taylor. 

Austin, Texas, May 14, 1895. 

ALPHA OMICRON— TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

Once more Alpha Omicron sends greeting to her sister chapters^ 
through the pages of the Quarterly, wishing their members all much. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 365 

pleasure and enjoyment during the near vacation, before they again 
come together in the fall to win more glory beneath the banner of the 
white cross for the honor of Sigma Chi. 

Spring is upon us, and athletics of course follow close upon its track. 
The baseball team is out on the campus every evening now at hard 
practice, and from the present outlook Tulane will be able to hold her 
own on the diamond against any southern college, and although her 
luck in football was so phenomenally bad, we hope to see that fickle 
goddess Fortune turn upon the baseball team some little remnant of a 
smile at least. 

Every evening sees many aspiring athletes at work upon the campus 

training for our annual spring games, which are to take place on the 

^7th of this month. The boys are rapidly getting into condition, and 

. the colleges that accept Tulane' s invitation and send track teams down 

Xo compete against our boys must look well to their laurels. 

Alpha Omicron is weak in athletics, and it is still doubtful whether 

any of her studious Sigs will take part in the games or not. There 

jseems to be quite a fad this year for playing the dark horse racket, and 

9ome may still enter before the lists are closed. We have lost our 

. ^eavy-weight thrower, brother John Britton, by graduation, who loved 

^o toy with the i6-lb. shot and 56-lb. weight as we weaker mortals do 

"^^ith a baseball, and who has for several years carried off medals for 

'^hese events. Brother Britton was also captain of the baseball team, 

last year, and we miss his cool catching and heavy batting, which 

^ nspired his team with so much confidence. Brother Wirt Howe, '95, 

- ^^vili not be able to distinguish himself, as last spring, in the high kick, 

.s this event has been taken from the programme for this season. 

In the last letter to the Quarterly it was announced that Alpha 
»micron was about to entertain at a dance at the residence of brother 
^^^almsley. This entertainment took place on February 20 and was a 
X>ronounced success. The parlor, halls and dining-room were beauti- 
fully decorated with blue and gold, tastily draped on every side, and of 
<^ourse the Sig girls were all there, showing their loyalty and love for 
^^igma Chi in every possible manner. 

This year the Senior class is to have a class day during Commence- 

xinent week, and with 'varsity hops, tennis tournaments and baseball 

xnatches, Tulane intends to close the session of '94 and '95 with ^clat. 

In the class day celebration both of our '95 men will take leading parts. 

brother Carr^ is to be class orator, and brother Howe the class poet, 

V>oth of whom will reflect much honor upon Alpha Omicron and their 

alma mater. William A. Dixon. 

New Orleans, La., April 11, 1895. 



266 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ALPHA PSI— VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

Vanderbilt is rapidly forging to the front as one of the first educa- 
tional institutions of the land. Arrangements have just been completed 
for the re-organization of the medical department of the university. A 
graded course of three years has been adopted and a higher educational 
requirement has been made obligatory to entrance upon the course of 
study. A four story brick and stone building is being erected. It will 
cost {60,000 and will be ready for occupancy at the beginning of the 
next session. The faculty will embrace some thirty of the most promi- 
nent physicians in the state. Dr. Wm. L. Dudley, Zeta Psi, '81, pro- 
fessor of chemistry in the academic department, has been elected dean 
of the new college. Dr. Dudley has been professor of chemistry in the 
university for ten years. He has a national reputation in his chosen 
field, and his election to such a prominent position gives much satisfac- 
tion and is a well-merited honor. 

Since the last letter the university has suffered a severe loss by the 
death of Dr. L. C. Garland, chancellor emeritus. He was the first chan- 
cellor of Vanderbilt, and for more than fifty years had been one of the 
most distinguished educators in the south. 

Alpha Psi takes pleasure in introducing to the fraternity Hugh H. 
Miller, '97, of Covington, Ky. He is a nephew of Dr. Dudley and will 
prove a loyal and worthy Sigma Chi. 

During the last month we had an enjoyable visit from two Sigs, Rev. ^ 
Frank Thomas, '93, and Rev. Dr. J. S. Lyons, Sigma Sigma, '83. 

We will lose five men by graduation this year. Brothers A. G. Ree( 
and G. B. Overton will take the degrees of B.A. ; T. D. Mclntyre, M.A., 
W. D. Rhea, B.A. ; and T. G. Brie, LL.B. It is not likely that any 
them will be back next year. We will miss them sadly in the ne: 
spiking season. 

As is always the case, the chapter has captured her usual share C3 
college honors. Brother G. B. Overton has been elected by the D» «^ 
lectic Society as one of the two orators chosen by the literary socicti^^ 
to represent Vanderbilt in an intercollegiate debate with the Universi"^> 
of the South. This debate is a new departure in student life here, 3^^ 
it is considered quite an honor to be one of the contestants. 

On the night of April 4 the annual gymnasium exhibition was H^*" 
at the Grand Theatre in the city. Brothers Connell, Lane, and ]o^^ 
had the good fortune to win, respectively, the heavyweight, lightwei^*' 
and middleweight boxing championships of the university. Broth^^ 
Connell also won the heavyweight championship wrestling cont^^^' 
Brother Richardson is manager of the gymnasium team. 



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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 267 

The prospects for a fine baseball team are good. A series of games 
has been arranged with several southern colleges. It is probable that 
•we will have two men on the team — brothers Lee and Henry. 

Our annual intercollegiate field day will be in the latter part of May. 
^e will be represented by brothers Richardson, Connell, and Lane in 
the various events. 

Alpha Psi is amply sustaining her high position among her rivals at 
^anderbilt and is glad to learn of the prosperous condition of the other 
chapters of Sigma Chi. She desires to send greeting and best wishes 
^0 her new sister, Nu Nu chapter, Columbia College. 

Nashville, Tenn., April 10, 1895. C. W. Jones. 



ENDYMION. 

In some green nook upon Mount Latmos, lies 

In endless sleep, the youth Endymion, 

Ruddy and shapely as a dreaming faun 
Whom roguish wood-nymphs deck in merry guise. 

But ah, for him awaits no glad surprise 

As that the wakened wood-sprite looks upon; 
And oh, for her the Night Queen, watcher wan 

Beside him till the beckoning stars arise. 

Who with a thousand kisses and sweet sighs 

Storms his unyielding eye-lids, comes no dawn 
Of waking love to greet her pleading cries. 

Alas for lovers all, who ne'er surmise 

The thinness of the veil betwixt them drawn. 
And die in doubt. Love, open thou our eyes. 

Marion M. Miller, Beta, ^85. 



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CONVENTION OF THE FOURTH PROVINCE. 

Old Sol was kind on May the ninth, and in all his mellow ma|(n 
cence spread his rays over the faces of the delegates and visiting S: 
who were in Lafayette, Indiana, to attend the annual convention of 
Sigma Chi fraternity of the Fourth Province. The fraternity hall 
tastefully decorated in the ever- inspiring colors — blue and gold; an4 
the sun could not gain entrance into the hall and shed his greeting th. 
the beaming face of our Grand Praetor — Frederick Charles Scheucl 
took his place, and well at that. 

At 2:30 o'clock the Grand Praetor, to whom is due much credit 
arranging and planning the meeting, rapped for order, and soon the 
of business was being unwound. For a year it had accumulated, 
now it was to be considered, earnestly in every detail, in an aftern< 
But, then, that was not considered a hard task, for they went at it 
the < 'swiftness" of Sigs and — well, when that is taken into considerai 
almost miracles can be performed. 

After general discussion, which lasted an hour and a half, bro^lier 
Scheuch arose and presented **Why are we here?" in a very creditable 
manner. He carefully outlined the important reasons which broi&Clht 
the assembly together, and spoke at length upon some of the opiost 
important ones. He also carefully reviewed the work of the year ^uid 
compared it with the work of the previous one. His interesting 'Kalk 
was highly appreciated and showed him to be a loyal, faithful, aCt^i^^ 
and able Grand Praetor. 

Joseph C. Nate, Grand Quaestor, was next on the list, and his ^^^ 
ject was ''Fraternal Spirit." He clearly showed how live and wl^^o^ 
some the fraternal spirit is, and how it has been worked up to a pv- ^ 
never before known in the history of the fraternity. Brother Y ^^ 
Rho, then spoke of "Sigma Chi in Athletics." He compared the 

letic spirit of late years with that of several^ years ago. In the field 

contests at the various colleges in the state the Sigs have captured t::^ 
than their share of honors, and at the state field day the Sigs* firsts ^ 
seconds are numerous. 

"The Revival of Delta Chi" was the subject of brother Harry St^ 
talk. He discussed the situation at Wabash College, past and pre^ 
in detail, as did other members of the convention. It was decided 
unanimous vote of the delegates that the revival of Delta Chi a^ 



FOURTH PROVINCE CONVENTION, 269 

present time is not advisable. Brother J. Toner, Lambda, spoke next; 
his subject was ''Initiations," which he handled in an able manner. 
The last on the list was brother Thomas Graham, Chi, who talked on 
'^ Chapter Houses.** He spoke of the conveniences of chapter houses, 
and how they should be arranged. He suggested that every chapter 
give the question full discussion and deliberate thought. 

The convention decided to recommend to the Grand Chapter that 
efficient measures be taken to insure the early publication of the song 
book; it was also decided to recommend to the Grand Chapter "that 
the voice of individual chapters should have more efiect in the admis- 
sion of new chapters.*' 

The officers of the convention were as follows: Consul, Joseph C^ 
X*)ate, Alpha Iota, 'go; Annotator, Thomas Graham, Chi; Custos, 
Harry Starr, Xi. 

The convention then adjourned until 9 o'clock in the evening, when 
Si grand ball was given at the Hotel Saint Nicholas in honor of the dele- 
g^ates and visiting Sigs. The ^lite of the city were out in full force, and 
33 any girls from abroad were in attendance. The spacious dining-hall 
v^as canvased and elaborately decorated in the fraternity's colors. The 
(oncers kept time to the music of Montani Brothers* orchestra, of Indi- 
ct a.polis, and at 12 o'clock refreshments were served in the dining-room 
Kiiiex by Landlord Hilton. The following out-of-town Sigs were in 
^tendance at the convention and ball: James Toner and Claude Brand, 
►aixibda; Harry Starr, Xi; George Cunningham, Xi; C. R. Yoke and 
laiide Malay, Rho; Burke Keeney, Lambda; R. Connor, Jr., and 
^oinas J. Graham, Chi; and Jos. C. Nate, of the Grand Council. 

The chaperones were: Mr. and Mrs. Edgar H. Andress, Samuel W. 
filler, Wm. E. Beach, Wm. H. Perrin, Eugene C. Brown, Geo. L. 
^^eller, John O. Perrin, Mesdame Emma Mont McRae. 

Among the guests present were the following: Mesdames Helen F. 

'^rpenter, Chicago; Joseph Meredith, Chicago; Daniel R. Warmington, 

'leveland, Ohio; Chas. Buschmann, Indianapolis. Misses Katharine 

■*olden, Harriet B. Foresman, Mary W. Royse, Fanny Warner, Lucy 

^cMuUen, Estella E. Walker, Agnes E. Vater, Lenna A. Hamsher, 

Jessie McCutcheon, Grace Barnes, Eleanor Peabody, Minneapolis, 

"*inn.; Alice H. McCormick, Nelle Zinn, Alice Crane, Fort Wayne; 

^^olyn E. McClean, St. Louis, Mo.; Rose Bee Wallace, Katherine N. 

^^vcring, Margaret Watkins, Lillian Andress, Bertha S. Stimson, Hen- 

^^tta Stoy, Florence Hanna, Lena Wall, Edna Zorns, Nelle Hubbard, 

^^talia Lahr, Daisy Zorn, Flora Carpenter, Chicago, 111.; Margaret E. 

^cClean, St. Louis, Mo.; Anna Griess, Cincinnati. Messrs. W. K. 



270 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Hatt, B. Brockenbrough, Jr., £. George Pifer, George Simler, C. M. 
BivenSy Hiram D. Lingle, Carl Wiley, Thos. J. Barnes, Jr., A. T. 
Rumley, Wm. R. Coffroth, Chas. W. Pifer, M. J. Golden, Chas. H. 
Ball, Frank Bond, Edgar H. Andress, Jr., B. F. Taylor, Claude Brand, , 
Hugh C. Andress. 

Delta Delta was represented by Frederick C. Scheuch, Louis C. . 
Smith, Justin Griess, Ronald Dawson, John Gebhart, William Mann,^.a^^i] 
Harry Warden, Chester Morris, Fred Haggard, Harvey Crane, Rober0--ar^r 
Leavitt, John Winn, David Johnston, Edward M. Allen, Charles Heike^^^e, 
John Roe, Van Wagenen Ailing, Harry C. Buschmann, and the writer ^^:^er 
of this article. Ben Frederick McCutcheon. 

Lafayette, Ind., May i8, 1895. 




WALTER MALONE'S NEW BOOK. 

A new volume of the poems of Walter Malone, Eta, '87, of Memphis ^s, 
Tenn., has just been issued. It contains all verses written by him du 
ing the last two years, as well as most of those included in ''Narcissi 
and Other Poems," published in 1892, and a few lines from **T1 
Outcast and Other Poems," which appeared in 1885, and <<Claribel ai 
Other Poems," printed in 1882. The new book is entitled *«Songs 
Dusk and Dawn,*' is bound artistically in cloth, and contains some 2 
pages. It is published by Charles Wells Moulton, of Buffalo. Here 
one of the many selections we should like to reprint: 

•HE WHO HATH LOVED." 

He who hath loved hath borne a vassal's chain, 

And worn the royal purple of a king; 

Hath shrunk beneath the icy Winter's sting, 
Then reveled in the golden Summer's reign; 
He hath within the dust and ashes lain, 

Then soared o'er mountains on an eagle's wing; 

A hut slept in, worn with wandering, 
And hath been lord of castle-towers in Spain! 

He who hath loved hath starved in beggar's cell, 

Then in Aladdin's jeweled chariot driven; 
He hath with passion roamed a demon fell. 

And had an angel's raiment to him given; 
His restless soul hath burned with flames of hell, 

And winged through ever-blooming fields of heaven. 



PERSONALIA. 271 



Peirsonalia. 

Earl Wilson, Alpha Psi, '94, is teaching school in Union City, Tenn. 

Ward R. Blis^, Kappa, '74, was lately re-elected to the Pennsylvania 
egislature. 

Thos. C. Meadows, C.E., Alpha Psi, '94, is an analytical chemist at 
Etna, Tenn. 

Walter E. Williams, Eta, '85, has been elected alderman of Fort 
Vorth, Texas. 

S. E. Atkinson, Epsilon, '71, is president of the Cascade Bank of 
treat Falls, Mont. 

Fred R. French, Eta Eta, '95, is engaged in engineering work in 
lew Jersey. 

Herbert F. Taylor, Eta Eta, '94, is principal of the high school at 
lanaan, N. H. 

Edward L. Jordan, Jr., Alpha Psi, '92, is engaged in business in 
lurfreesboro, Tenn. 

• 

S. Carter Schwing, Alpha Psi, '94, is engaged in the newspaper busi- 
ess in Jackson, La. 

Rev. Thos. Carter, B. D., Alpha Psi, '94, is professor of Greek in 
catenary College, La. 

Frederic P. Vose, Omega, '94, is now practicing law at 157 Wash- 
i|^on street, Chicago. 

Col. Freeman G. Teed, Kappa, '73, is president of the city council 
r Los Angeles, Calif. 

Carl C. Law, Kappa, '85, was lately appointed deputy bank exam- 
«r of Pennsylvania. 

A. A. Adams, Eta Eta, '94, is with the engineering department of 
t^^ Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Rev. Frank Thomas, B.D., Alpha Psi, '93, is a prominent Methodist 
i nister in Louisville, Ky. 

Jasper M. Dresser, Delta Delta, '90, attended the convention of the 
^ciety of Elks in Chicago on March 18. 



272 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Rev. Morris Swartz, Omicron, '89, has been assigned by conferenc^^ ^^e 
to the charge at Hopewell, Pa. 

Edwin V. Spooner, Eta Eta, '94, has a position as reporter on th^^ ^e 
Daily Enterprise at Marlboro, Mass. 

A. W. Merrifield, Kappa Kappa, '93, is clerking in the senate of Illi — 5d- 
nois at Springfield this session. 



Rev. J. J. Stowe, Alpha Psi, '94, is the minister of a flourishin g^^ g 
Methodist congregation at Nashville, Tenn. 

H. W. Lilly, Gamma Gamma, '74, and Psi, '78, is president of th^^ je 
Bank of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, N. C. 

Henry A. Finch, Eta, '75, Nu, '76, was elected city recorder 0: -^^3f 
McKinney, Texas, by the newly elected council. 

Joseph L. Selman, Alpha Nu, '93, was clerk of the redistrictin^ g 
committee of the Texas legislature just adjourned. 

Geo. Barclay, Kappa, ex-*97, now at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa^ 
is one of the star athletes of that college. -^ . 

C. E. Folmer, Kappa, '92, is now a member of the Geo. Folm 
Shoe and Leather Co., located at Orwigsburg, Pa. 

Geo. C. Stull, Omicron, '82, is now presiding elder of the Butte di 
trict of the M. E. Church and resides in Butte, Mont. 

L. P. Drayer, Chi, '92, is studying medicine and giving spec: 
attention to microscopic work at Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Fred Charlton, M. D., Chi, '94, expects to spend next year in G 
many in further researches in the science of medicine. 

F. N. Weidner, Alpha Chi, '91, holds a lucrative position as assist 
chemist with the Electro Dynamic Co. of Philadelphia, Pa. 

J. Jos. Kindred, M. D., Gamma Gamma, '86, and Psi, '87, is suj> 
intendent of Darien Home and Sanitarium, Darien, Conn. 

J. W. Sebrell, Jr., B. S., Gamma Gamma, '91, and Psi, '94, anc)- ^^ 
S. McLemore, Gamma Gamma, '86, are practicing law at Courtland, 

W. Levi Old, M. D., Gamma Gamma, '92, and Psi, '94, is resicS 
physician at St. Vincent's Hospital, Norfolk, Va. 



a- 

nt 



E. M. McNeil, Alpha Chi, '96, will be a resident of Tacoma, W9 
ington, after May i. His father, a prominent attorney of Huntingd 
Pa., seeks the mild climate of that state to regain his health. 



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PERSONALIA. 273 

Joseph R. Taylor, Eta, '94, Alpha Nu, '95, is doubling on the law 
ourse in the University of Texas and is leading both classes. 

Rev. W. B. Ricks, founder of Alpha Psi, and praetor of the seventh 
Tovince, is in charge of a large Methodist church at Jonesboro, Ark. 

Robert Rand Lockett, Alpha Nu, '89, has been appointed first office 
ssistant attorney-general by Attorney-General M. M. Crane, of Texas. 

R. B. Taylor, Chi, '90, has recently accepted a position with the 
Milwaukee Harvesting Machine Co., with headquarters at St. Louis, 
Missouri. 

Walter Van Nuys, Chi, '97, who is pursuing a literary course at the 
Jniversity of Kansas, has affiliated with Alpha Xi chapter in that insti- 
ution. 

The Rev. John A. Wirt, Theta, '74, has accepted a call from the 
.rUtheran church in Des Moines, Iowa. His present charge is Hughes- 
iUe, Pa. 

Parvin £. Deatrick, Theta, '94, is successfully conducting a boot 
nd shoe business in Martinsburg, W. Va., under the firm name of P. 
I, Deatrick & Co. 

Chas. A. Kiler, Kappa Kappa, '92, has removed to Champaign, 111., 
.nd entered into partnership with his uncle in the furniture business 
mder the name of Mittendorf & Kiler. 

The Philadelphia Press states that Professor Albert P. Willis, Alpha 
^hi, '92, of the Central Manual Training School, Philadelphia, will 
pend the summer near Florence, Italy. 

Fred Koons, Chi, '87, formerly with the Walter A. Wood Mowing 
liachine Co., is now the traveling agent for the Milwaukee Agricultural 
Vorks, with Louisville, Ky., as headquarters. 

W. Claude Thompson, Alpha Chi, '94, has been elected secretary 
md treasurer of the Williams Valley Electric Light, Heat and Power 
Company, with headquarters at Lykens, Pa. 

J. D. Reid, Delta Chi, '86, formerly pastor of the Congregational 
:hurch of Great Falls, Mont., is now pastor of the First Liberal church 
A the same city, which he organized about a year ago. 

A. B. Graham, M. D., Chi, '91, who has finished his term as house 
Physician at the St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., expects to 
mrsue a summer medical course in New York, after which he will per- 
nanently settle in Indianapolis. 




274 ^^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Arthur C. Wilkinson, Alpha Lambda, '95, is now in the oflSce ^ 
Wolsely & Heath, lawyers, 100 Washington street, Chicago. He i^^ ^ 
brother of O. A. Wilkinson, Mu, '90, a lawyer in New York. 

H. L. Godsey, Zeta Zeta, '92, after serving as private secretary "W to 
Congressmen Lisle and Beckner, respectively, has been appointed t^ =:o a 
soft $2,000 per annum position in the Revenue Department at Was ^^h- 
ington. 

Atwell J. Clopton, Alpha Nu, '88, was for four years stenographerr^MT in 
Attorney-General Culberson's oflBce, and when Mr. Culberson was elec*^ -^ted 
governor of Texas he still retained Mr. Clopton as his official steno gg^s^ ra- 
pher. 

W- A. Roane, Eta, '74, and Nu, '75, P. G. M. of the Masonic Grs 
Lodge of Mississippi, at the recent meeting of the Grand Lodge at 
Point, Miss. , was selected as a member of the committee on complai 
and appeals. 

J. K. Newburn, Alpha Chi, '95, is training for the bicycle race-^^ of 
western Pennsylvania this season. Last summer he won the twetr^aty- 
seven mile Johnson road race against sixty-seven starters. The p:^Kize 
was a $150 machine. 

Pension Agent Geo. W. Skinner, Iota, '70, of Pittsburg, Pa., ^as 
been appointed one of the commissioners to ascertain and mark the 
lines of battle of Pennsylvania troops engaged in the battle of Shil oh, 
by Governor Hastings. 

William J. Price, Zeta Zeta, '92, a short while after becoming 0^ 
eligible age, received the appointment of clerk of the Boyle Cir^^^it 
Court of Kentucky from Judge M. C. Sanfley. He is the youn^5^^ 
holder of the office in Kentucky. 

James T. Harrison, Zeta, '67, and Eta, '68, at the recent meetin^^ ^^ 
West Point, Miss., of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Mississippi, ^^^*s 
elected Grand Master of the state, Deputy Grand High Priest of ^he 
Grand Royal Arch Chapter, and Grand Generalissimo of the Gr^*^" 
Commandery Knights Templars. 



Martin D. Hardin, Zeta Zeta, '93, whose father is now virtually c:^ ^^' 
ceded the democratic nomination for governor of Kentucky at the c^^^' 
vention in June, tells the local Danville paper that the report of ^^ 
engagement of Miss Julia Stevenson, daughter of the vice-presid^^*' 
and himself is unauthorized. There is a true saying and worth)/' ^^ 
belief, however, that ''actions speak louder," etc. 



PERSONALIA, 275 

£. W. Sprague, Zeta Zeta, '93, was accorded the honors of the 
Senior class of the Louisville Law School at its Commencement in May. 
If '' Paderewski/' as he was familiarly known at Centre from his resem- 
blance to the great musician, attains the skill as a lawyer that he did as 
a master guitarist he will be dubbed a master also as a counsellor. 

Rev. Wallace Radcliffe, D. D., Iota, '62, who has been pastor of the 
Fort street Presbyterian church, Detroit, for the past ten years, has 
been called to the pastorate of the New York avenue Presbyterian 
church, Washington, D. C. He is to receive a salary of $8,000, have 
an assistant, a stenographer and a two months' vacation every year. 

Concerning Dr. W. M. L. Weills, Original Nu, '64, who is a brother 
of Rev. J. C. S. Weills of the same chapter and class: 

Dr. W. M. L. Weills and family have arrived safely in Maniton Springs, Colorado,' 
"where the doctor owns a nice property and will resume the practice of his profession. 
Their son Charles has been twice ill since leaving Harrisburg, thereby delaying their 
joomey westward for a few days. — Harrisburg, Pa., Telegraph. 

Charles A. Churan, Alpha Zeta, '93, and Carl R. Latham, Omega, 
'94, passed the examinations for admission to the bar before the Appel- 
late Court of the First District at Chicago, Illinois, on March 19. Hon. 
Oeorge Peck Merrick, whose biography is printed in this issue, was one 
of the three examiners selected by the court from the bar of Chicago to 
ooiiduct the examinations, a well-merited and conspicuous honor. 

W. C. Webster, Alpha Pi, '87, is acting as one of the regular staff 
lecturers and as the Michigan organizer for the University Extension 
X^epartment of the University of Chicago. He is enjoying the distinc- 
tion of doing more lecturing this season than any of the other lecturers. 
Ke has organized all of the Michigan work for the department, intro- 
ducing its courses the past season into nineteen new Michigan centres. 

£arle Brougher, Eta, '90, at the spring meeting of Paris Presbytery 
^.t Greenville, Texas, April 10-12, was placed on the committee on for- 
^^ign missions and made president of the elders and deacons' association 
"^vhich meets in conjunction with said presbytery. Brother Brougher 
*^as made happy by the appearance of his first daughter on April 27. 
CDn his return from a recent trip to Austin he met at Dallas, Texas, 
^ilarion L. Dye, Eta, '74, and Jas. T. Downes, Eta, '69. 

James H. Swango, Zeta Zeta, '93, received a call from his native 
crounty to run for the legislature, while in attendance at the Centre Col- 
lege law school. "Jim" has responded, and temporarily left school to 
lengthen the jaws and flutter the hearts of his honest countrymen by his 



276 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

silver tongue. He won the title of '< Champion College Orator of the 
United States" during the World's Fair. The bulletin boards truthfully^ 
say, '*He will win in a walk." 

James P. Hall, Alpha Phi, '94, now in his first year at the Harvanl 
Law School, has been elected a member of the board of directors of the 
Harvard Law Review, It is a position much sought after and is gained, 
solely by merit. J. D. Bowersock, Alpha Xi, '91, is also a member oC 
the board and is the treasurer. Brother Hall recently represented th^ 
Harvard Union in a joint debate with the Wendell Phillips Club 
came out victor. 

The many friends of Edmund K. Stallo, Zeta Psi, '83, sympathi: 
with him deeply in the death of his wife, which occurred February ii 
at Cincinnati, Ohio. Mrs. Stallo was the only daughter of Mr. Alexan 
der McDonald of the Standard Oil Company, at whose beautiful hom^B» e 
<<Daivay" on Clifton avenue,' Clifton, she died. Two beautiful little ^le 
girls survive her. Mrs. Stallo, although not twenty-five years of 




had endeared herself to hundreds of people, rich and poor, in Cincinnat:V^^ti 
and left behind her the memory of a noble womanhood. 




Marion M. Miller, Litt. D., Beta, '85, is recording secretary of 
Oak Beach Society, 236 Fifth Ave., New York, and Babylon, Long IsL 
and. He contributed some original poems and translations to Arcady 
a publication issued last month in the interest of the society, 
organization is booming Oak Island Beach as a summer resort to 
conducted especially in the interests of University Extension; the 
is an island lying between the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Oce 
three miles south of Long Island and thirty-four east of New York Ci 

The Knoxville, Tennessee, Tribune, of which J no. S. Van Winkl 
Zeta Zeta, '90, is manager, was edited on March 15, Jackson's birthday^'^" ^^ 
by the Lady Board of Managers of the Tennessee Centennial. Th 
paper was edited and managed exclusively by the ladies, and the 
went to their own purposes. The edition was a handsome one of thirty- 
six pages and was a credit to the city, to the ladies, and to the mechan 
ical department of the Tribune, We suspect that brother Van Winkle': 
superior business judgment contributed largely to the success of the 
enterprise, although he is too gallant to admit it. 

Hugh C. Smith, Theta Theta, '94, was elected city attorney for 
Trenton, Missouri, at the April election just past. The contest was a 
close one, Mr. Smith's majority being 73, the total vote 1,188. Party 
lines were not drawn; his opponent, however, was a popular young 



PERSONALIA. 277 

Democrat of six years' professional experience as a lawyer and who was 
seeking to be reelected after having served one term. Mr. Smith was 
admitted to the bar only a year ago, standing the examination before his 
graduation with the class of '94 from the University of Michigan, and 
was the only aspirant for the various offices of the city who crossed the 
magic circle which surrounded the old administration. 

The Epworth Herald, in its account of the state Epworth League 
Convention which was held at Detroit, Michigan, on March 26, gives 
good half-tone engravings of and speaks as follows concerning Eugene 
C. Pierce, Alpha Pi, '90, and W. D. Springer, Alpha Pi, '86: 

On the opening night Dr. S. A. Steel delivered his powerful address on the "Pio- 
neers of Methodism." Pres. Eugene C. Pierce occupied the chair. He is one of the 
yoimg fellows, is the son of a Detroit Conference pastor (Rev. £. P. Pierce), and made 
ooe of the most prompt and efficient presiding officers we have ever known. Prof. D. 
W. Springer was secretary. During his term of office he has done a vast amount of 
effective work« and no secretary in Methodism has succeeded in getting fuller reports 
from local and district organizations. 

The following items appear under the head of '^Prizes in the Faculty 
of Medicine" in the '94-' 95 catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania 
just issued: 

" The prize of a copy of Ashhurst's Surgery, offered by the Demonstrator of Osteol- 
ogy to the member of the first-year class who passes the best examination in osteology^ 
was awarded to Ira A. Shimer." 

"The prize of twenty-five dollars, offered annually by the D. Hayes Agnew Surgical 
Society to the student preparing the best anatomical preparation in the dissecting-room, 
was awarded to Henry L. Williams of the second-year class and Ira A. Shimer of the 
first-year class for their joint preparation." 

Brother Shimer, the winner of the above mentioned prizes, is a 
graduate of Lehigh and a member of Alpha Rho chapter, and is now 
completing his second year's work in the medical department of the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

The Madison, Indiana, Courier pronounces Harry S. New, Rho, '79, 
"one of the brightest of the younger journalists of the country," and 
republishes the following sketch from the Indianapolis News: 

Harry S. New. of the Indianapolis Journal, is thirty-six years old. He is a native 
of Indianapolis. He attended the public schools of the city, and took a course at Butler 
College. When sixteen he went abroad, remaining four years. After completing a tour 
of the continent he spent some time in Italy. After his return he became a reporter on 
the Joumaly at that time owned by E. B. Martindale & Co. He was afterward pro- 
moted to the city editor's desk. In 1880 John C. New purchased the Journal, and his 
son became a partner. In 1886. when the Journal Company was incorporated, Harry 
New was elected vice-president. Mr. New was once police commissioner, an office to 
which be was appointed by Governor Hovey under the old metropolitan system. His 




278 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

associates on the board of commissioners were John B. Elam and the late William Hen- 
derson. Though prominent in politics, Mr. New has never been a candidate for political 
preferment. He is a resident of the sixth ward. Mr. New is a thirty-second degree- 
Scottish Rite Mason and is also a member of the Columbia Club. He is fond of hont— 
ing, fishing and other oat-door sports, and belongs to the Turtle Lake Club, which has 
club-house and hunting grounds in northern Michigan. 

Robert C. Spencer, Jr., Alpha Lambda, '86, Alpha Theta, '89, ha^^^s 
resigned his position as chief designer for Messrs. Shepley, Rutan 
Coolidge, the well-known Boston architects, and is now practicing hi^ 
profession on his own account in Room 1503 Schiller Building, Chicago 
As a designer, Mr. Spencer has spent five years with leading Bostoa 
architects, winning, in 1891, the Rotch traveling scholarship which sen 
him abroad for two years under the direction of the Boston Society 
Architects. This scholarship, which was founded by the heirs of Bei 
jamin Rotch, was the first architectural scholarship in America and stil 
remains the most sought for. All draughtsmen who have been two 
more years in a Boston architect's office are eligible to compete, and 
winner of the annual examination receives a pension of 1 1,000.00 p< 
annum for two years of travel and architectural study in Europe. Mk: ^r. 
Spencer is the only western man who has gained this honor, all prececL^ ^^- 
ing holders of which are men of high rank in the profession, as practic^^ c- 
ing architects or as designers. In fine, to gain this distinction is, in 
east, to acquire at once an enviable standing, not only among architects^ 
but in the estimation of the more cultured portion of the public. Sim 
returning to America, Mr. Spencer has been specially engaged 
Messrs. Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge to design the interior treatment 
finish of the Chicago Public Library, which will, when executed, 
some new and original decorative schemes based primarily on antiqu-^^^^ 
and early Italian work in marble, stucco, metal and mosaic. M 
Spencer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in mechanic, 
engineering — class of '86 — and has taken special studies in design ai 
construction at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We predi< 
for him increasing honors as an architect. 

The following from the Chicago Evening Post of April 16 will be rcs^^ ^* 
with interest by all friends of Hon. Noble B. Judah, Lambda, '69: 

"I am interested in local politics from a sense of duty, just as I am interested 
churches, because I believe in the power of organized effort as applied to all conditio 
of life. Because I believe that churches make the world better, and politics ought t 
Thus said Noble B. Judah, valiantly. 

If ever there was a case of righteous civic pride this is one. Noble B. Judah. r ^'^^ 

busiest of busy lawyers, a man with money, brains, social position and high standin^^^Vi' '^ 






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PERSONALIA. 279 

all the offices and affairs of life, has become a Chicago alderman, a member of the city 
Donncil, and therefore exposed to the criticism and comments of the many. 

"Yon think it is tough, eh?" he said, with a shrewd twinkle in his keen eyes. 
"Well, perhaps. Yon see, I have always proclaimed the duty of citizens and the civic 
sblsgation of every one. I have been, no doubt, occasionally sarcastic and bitter in my 
remarks concerning the men who bemoaned the state of affairs, but who would not help 
:o unravel the tangle. I have believed in each man's personal duty in the position he 
xcupies, and toward his town, and so — this is the way they have got back at me. When 
hey urged me to accept the nomination of alderman for the third ward I could not 
efuse and be consistent, though I assure you there was nothing that I wanted less. Or, 
o put it better, there was nothing which I so thoroughly didn't want. But now that I 
lave taken hold my one regret is that I have not more time to give to the requirements 
)f the office. I want to do something for the good of the city, and something which wiH 
^ve satisfaction to the public. Unfortunately, my days are full of complicated and 
liffering interests, and I am much pressed for time. It will be difficult to do my full 
luty, but I — am — going — to — do— the — best — I — can." 

"Have you any plans, Mr. Judah?" 

"I have some ideas, but the plans will develop as time goes on. The ideas will 
Dost likely be modified as I become acquainted with the situation from the inside as well 
IS from the outside." 

' ' You are very moderate in your expression ! " 

' * I am SO because I have learned by experience that nothing of great and lasting 
/alue is accomplished in a short time. Human affairs will not work that way. They 
lave got to come to ripeness by successive stages of regular development." 

Mr. Judah is a man of remarkable personality, of tall, slender, alert and muscular 
>uild, and with a keen, dark face which realizes the term "clear cut" in every feature, 
it is the sort of face which shows every bone, and which Du Maurier would rave about, 
>ut which is not in the least gaunt or haggard or even thin. His eyes are very quick 
ind bright, and he talks with a rapidity which must be a terror to stenographers, nor 
loes he ever pause to reconsider or change a sentence. This outline pen-and-ink sketch 
s merely intended to mdicate in some slight degree the personality of the only alder- 
nanic candidate who refused to have his portrait in the sho(>s, the drin king-places, on 
he billboards and in the newspapers during the campaign. Friends told him that he 
vas making a mistake, that it was best to indicate himself by his presentment as the 
lustom was. How else, they queried, were people to judge of him unless they had 
:nown and met him. But Mr. Judah was obdurate. *'Iam not making an ordinary 
ampaign," he said, "and I don't care that my picture shall go into many questionable 
>laces where I wouldn't myself enter." 

And results showed that he was right. Mr. Judah laughs when an autobiography is 
uggested. but it is noticeable that he does not lean back in his office chair and take his 
ase with his laughter. On the contrary, he is incessantly alert, and even while granting 
. few minutes' interview is looking over documents on his desk and attending to business 
aessages in a good-humored way. Not for a moment does he absolutely relax, and the 
tuter office is full of people waiting to see him, on business intent. 

"There is no material for a biography," he says, "my life has been a busy and con- 
ining one, and that is not interesting to the public. Practically I have been sitting at 
his same desk for twenty-five years — ever since I was a mere slip of a country boy who 
ame here from off an Indiana farm. 

"Yes, I graduated from Brown University, and I attended the University of Michi- 



a8o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

fan law school, but the place I really paduated from is this desk. Twenty-five years of 
hard and continaoos work, bat it hasn't been the sort of work the public has heard ei 
I am a corporation lawyer, and there has been no time — at least there was no money in 
it— lor me to go into the courts with the bells always ringing lor me in the office. Nov, 
my father was a distinguished lawyer, a notable advocate, a leader of the Indiana hir, 
but I've buried myself in the city, and have never attained to his eminence. When t 
man comes to a big city like this he makes a prisoner of himself." 

"But you get out of it sometimes?" 

"Oh! every year I go to my farm — the farm where I was bom, near Vincenaes, 
Indiana, and 1 am the happiest man on earth. There is no finer scenery anywhere— the 
great, towering beeches before my gate, reaching, it seems, almost up into the sky " 

The lawyer had arisen from his chair on his way toward the group of waiting dieatii 
but stopped, with his fine eyes kindling and all his face aglow over the mere mentioi of 
the great, free, healthy countryside. It was like getting a whiff from over the meadovsi 
a breeze from the fields and the forest, blowing right in through the office windowi 
Here was a man who loved nature for nature's sake, as he loves duty for duty's owa. 
On the opposite wall hung a framed letter from Henry Clay, whose confrere Mr. Judah's 
father was. Ancestry and native worth had made this son noble in nature as well as in 
name — a new type of alderman for Chicago to be proud of! 

OBITUARY. 

MARTIN GRANT LILLY. THETA, '84. ALPHA DELTA, '86. 

The death of a young man always causes an especially deep sorrow 
among all who knew him. This is doubly true in such cases as those in 
which everything relating to the young life bears upon it the gleam 0* 
hopeful prospects and glad anticipations. When the announcement of 
the death of the subject of this sketch was made in the papers of hi^^ 
birthplace and sent, in the press dispatches, to many who knew hinr 
personally or who had had favorable reports of him, the regret and griel 
were general. 

Martin Grant Lilly was born at York, Pa., on June 18, 1865, and 
died at his home in York on March 2, 1895, aged 29 years, 8 months 
and 14 days. He was the youngest son of the Rev. A. W. Lilly, D.D., 
the honored pastor for forty years of Zion Lutheran church in York. 
Brother Lilly spent the most of his short life in this beautiful Pennsyl- 
vania town. His academic training was received at one of the oldest 
preparatory schools in the state, from which have gone out many mea 
who have become prominent in church and state. In September, 1881, 
he entered the Sophomore class of the college at Gettysburgh, Pa. It 
was in Theta chapter that brother Lilly received the fraternity training 
that fitted him so well for the service he afterwards was enabled to ren- 
der Alpha Delta chapter. The writer was his room mate at Gettysburgh 
in 1881-82, and very well recalls many a << chummy" conversation with 



OBITUARY. 281 

iim about the fraternity and its methods and prospects. At the coa- 
:lusxon of the second term of the Junior year, brother Lilly left Gettys- 
>urgh and entered Stevens Institute of Technology, at Hoboken, the 
lome of the then recently founded Alpha Delta chapter of Sigma Chi. 
ie was an editor of the <<Bolt" in 1884 and editor-in-chief in 1885. He 
00k the full course at Stevens, and graduated with distinction as 
nechanical engineer in June, 1886. Shortly after his graduation a 
>osition in the steel works of the Pennsylvania Company at Steelton, 
Pa., was accepted by him, and there he remained for nearly five years, 
lis last work with that company being in the draughting department. 
!n March of 1892 he was offered and accepted the responsible position 
>f assistant engineer in the construction of the great l^elt line bridge 
icross the Mississippi river at Alton, Ills. He remained here until the 
vork was finished in 1894, receiving merited praise for his faithfulness 
md efficiency in the midst of the many arduous and perilous duties 
mposed upon him. May, 1894, found him back at his old home in 
fork, Pa., and June — the month of roses and of bridals — brought to 
)rother Lilly the happiness of the wedded relation, for he was married 
>n the 19th of the month to Miss Anna M. Baer, of York, who survives 
\\rci, 

October of 1894 found brother Lilly again at work in his chosen pro- 
ession. He entered into a partnership with W. H. Von Mengerin^ 
lausen as consulting mechanical engineers. The same characteristics 
>f energy and faithfulness were observable in his business relations as 
n his work for others, and the new firm had very bright prospects of 
mccess. But a higher Power purposed different things, and the dark 
nessenger has closed, on this earth, the record of a young life, busy, 
tamest and useful. 

He was one of the most widely known and generally respected young 
nen of York. His many friends in the fraternity, in the two chapters 
^th which he was connected, as well as his acquaintances in more 
extended circles, are greatly shocked at the unexpectedness of his early 
leath and grieve at his loss. The immediate cause of death was apo- 
plexy. Chas. R. Trowbridge, Theta, *82. 

Baltimore, Md., March, 1895. 

ALBERT S. KEMP, THETA. '71. 

The summons of the death-angel has come to few men so universally 
respected and loved as Albert S. Kemp of Theta chapter, Gettysburgh, 
Pa. He was born in Baltimore, Md., May 17, 1852, and died at Havre 
le Grace, Md., March 24, 1895, aged 42 years, 10 months and 7 days. 



282 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

His preparatory training was received in the public schools of his natt^iWe 
city, and he entered college at Getty sburgh in 1866. Brief as was his 
stay there, for he left college in 1868, it was long enough to allow his 
admission into the Theta chapter of Sigma Chi, the only secret fra ^er- 
nity that ever claimed his allegiance. His was a busy life. It led h_ im, 
in the pursuit of adventure and occupation, through many parts of our 
country. For a while he held positions as expert accountant in B^i^ti- 
more and elsewhere, and at the time of his death he was bookkeeper for 
S. J. Seneca's extensive business in Havre de Grace, Md., with wtsLich 
he had been connected for the past eighteen months. 

In the midst of the business cares of every day brother Kemp fo^sjind 
ample time for the cultivation and exercise of the musical talent wt:B.ich 
he possessed in so eminent a degree. He was a composer of no 1£ ^ie 
ability, and to the fraternity he gave the brilliant ''Sigma Chi Waltscs" 
and several songs in the first edition of the Song Book. For n&any 
years he was an active and enthusiastic member of the Haydn Musical 
Association of Baltimore, not only as one of the orchestra, which is the 
leading amateur organization of its kind in this city, but more recently 
as treasurer. Of his earnest efforts in behalf of this association the 
present high position held by it in musical circles is a most worthy evi- 
dence. Music was brother Kemp's second nature, and he was the nciore 
widely known because of his love for and absorption in all things and 
people musical. 

The last illness of brother Kemp was very brief. To have seen him 
as the writer saw him, scarcely two weeks before this hasty sketch ^^ 
penned, and apparently in the fullest enjoyment of manly vigor, wotJ<i 
not and did not suggest anything but a continuation, for many years* ^^ 
a strong, cheery and useful life. The occasion was the third of the 
Haydn winter musicales. The writer had just returned from the i\ix%.eX^ 
of another Sigma Chi, a member of Theta chapter, brother M. G. LiUy> 
at York, Pa. As he related to brother Kemp some of the details ^^ 
brother Lilly's sudden death, the sympathy of brother Kemp's gf^^^ 
heart was evident in his manner and words. He knew brother Lri^^ 
but slightly; yet he was a Sigma Chi and therefore a brother and ix\^^^ 
whose absence would be felt, and brother Kemp knew it. Then 
separated, and the next word about him was of his illness, sudden 
serious; then the announcement of his death. His illness, at first se< 
ingly trivial, increased rapidly in severity, and the operation perfori**^^^ 
for his relief by his brothers and a skilled surgeon, though success^ ^^ ' 
could not save his life. The end came during the quiet of a rest**^ 
Sabbath day, and one more Sigma Chi has been transferred to ^'^^ 
Grand Chapter beyond. 



OBITUARY, 283 

A brief funeral service was held at Havre de Grace, Md., on Mon- 
day, March 25, after which the body was brought to Baltimore, where 
final services were held on Tuesday, March 26, at the home of his 
brother. Dr. W. F. A. Kemp, 305 N. Greene street. The large number 
of persons present, especially of young, middle-aged and old men, was 
a most striking testimony of the deep regard in which brother Kemp 
was held by his musical associates, and by those in other professions 
and walks of life. A pathetic yet beautiful object was placed at the 
head of the casket, namely, the music-stand used by brother Kemp at 
the rehearsals and concerts of the Haydn, wreathed with exquisite flow- 
ers, only a trifle less intoxicatingly sweet than the memories of the dead 
ind gone owner, our brother and friend. The interment was made in 
areenmount cemetery in this city, where he rests among kindred and 
friends gone before him. 

A marked characteristic of brother Kemp was his whole-souled geni- 
ility. He made friends solely by the force of his own overflowing 
[riendliness. There was scarcely a young man in the city who possessed 
\o many friends among all classes as brother Kemp. Every one knew 
lim; he had a kind word for all. When the funeral service was in prog- 
ress at Havre de Grace, and during the time that was occupied in the 
removal of his body from the hotel to the railroad station for transporta- 
:ion to Baltimore, all the business houses in the town were closed, as a 
:oken of respect to one who, though a comparative stranger, had won 
:he esteem of all. In the closer relations of fraternal intercourse *'Ar* 
Kemp, as all the Sigs called him, was looked upon as a personal friend, 
^hose interest and support could always be depended upon. 

. His complete absorption in the matters of business or of pleasure 
Nzs noticeable. When he worked, he worked hard; when he set out to 
mjoy himself, he entered with heart and soul into the pleasure, what- 
ever it was. Some of the members of the fraternity will recall brother 
iCemp*s narration of his experiences when, returning to Gettysburgh on 
me occasion, he found he was the only representative of the chapter in 
lollege. Having in his possession the charter, ritual and other import- 
mt documents, he wrapped the papers in oil-cloth and hid them in a 
afe place, while he went out to secure additional material with which 
o continue the chapter. He fought alone, for the better part of a term, 
^hen help came in the return of two old members and the addition, by 
nitiation, of several new men. 

Nor can we forget his sympathy with, and interest in, the younger 
nen — those who were the babes of the chapter. The writer has always 
elt that to brother Kemp he owes the kind words and offices in his 



284 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

behalf that paved the way for a propitious and speedy introduction to 
the members of Theta when he matriculated at Gettysburgh. Brother 
Kemp was no stranger to the writer, but had known him for many a 
year previous to entering college. An eye-witness of the manifestation 
of feeling when brother Kemp's body was removed to Baltimore speaks 
of it as marvellous. The pastor of the Presbyterian church of Havre 
de Grace said: "Mr. Kemp, in many ways, did more good for the young 
people of this place than any young man who has lived here." He 
organized reading clubs for them, provided musical entertainments and 
used all his talents for their benefit. The following extract from the 
Havre de Grace Republican of March 30 shows how he endeared himself 
to all who were blessed with his acquaintance: 

The Young Folks' Circle, composed entirely of young ladies, which had honored 
Mr. Kemp by electing him as their only male honorary member, placed a magnificent 
bouquet of white roses and carnations on his casket as a tribute to their dead friend. 
The flowers were tied together with a handsome silk ribbon, on which was printed, in 
gold letters, the "Young Folks' Circle of Havre de Grace." The circle attended the 
funeral in a body, and their tear-stained cheeks and suppressed sobs were touching evi- 
deuces of the grief they felt at the loss of their friend. The church was filled to its 
utmost capacity by his many friends, which was an eloquent sign of the esteem and 
regard in which he was held by his fellows. 

Brother Kemp was not married. His life was by no means a lonely 
one, for his friends were many, and on them he poured out the affection 
and regard that would have been due his family had he been blessed 
with one. Generous even to a fault, he gave himself to his friends, the 
best gift he could have made, and the greatness of his loss is the more 
heavily felt. Chas. R. Trowbridge, Theta, '82. 

Baltimore, Md., March 27, 1895. 

Brother Kemp was a delegate to the Eleventh, Assistant Annotator 
of the Twelfth and Grand Consul of the Thirteenth Grand Chapters. 
He always wore one of the old-style, large, flat Sigma Chi badges, and 
was an inveterate traveler. A few years ago he was wearing this badge 
during a tour through Switzerland. It caught the eye of C. C. Baldwin, 
Omicron, '89, who was making a similar tour. Baldwin will never for- 
get the rapture with which he was greeted when he made himself known 
as a Sigma Chi. 

May we all leave such records of love and loyalty as that of **A1." 
Kemp to be gratefully chronicled in behalf of the Sigma Chi fraternity. 

HENRY C. STILWELL, MU, '89. 

Henry Colby Stilwell died at his home in Dayton, Ohio, April 18, « 
1895, after a short illness lasting only a few weeks. He was the eldest^"^ 



OBITUARY, 285 

on of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Stilwell, one of the most prominent fam- 
lies of the city, and in the twenty-seventh year of his age. Greatly 
leloved by all who knew him, his death is deeply mourned by a devoted 
amily and large circle of friends. He graduated from Denison Univer- 
ity with the class of '89 at the early age of twenty-one years. He was 
n earnest student and had distinguished himself in almost every depart- 
nent of college life. He was an enthusiastic member of the Mu chapter 
)f Sigma Chi and was widely known throughout the fraternity, having 
erved for a time as Grand Praetor of the Third Province. Polished 
nd refined in manner; of a jolly, social disposition; upright in life; an 
thlete, musician and scholar, brother Stilwell had numberless friends, 
BW enemies. His father, for many years the president of The Stilwell 
c Bierce Manufacturing Company, is an inventor and manufacturer of 
lational reputation. The son inherited much of the father's mechanical 
bility and taste, and, after graduating from Denison University, took a 
pecial course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Boston. 
Jpon his return to Dayton he was chosen superintendent of The Com- 
luting Scale Company, which responsible position he held until his 
ecision to study for the ministry. Impressed with his duty in this 
irection, he unhesitatingly gave up his brilliant business prospects and 
ntered the divinity school of the University of Chicago in the winter of 

893- 

His sincerity and devotion to the cause he had espoused aroused the 

dmiration of both students and Faculty, each of which was represented 

t the funeral. The tribute paid by Professor Ernest D. Burton to his 

hristian character and to his work among the poor of Chicago was stir- 

ing and impressive. The query that has arisen in so many hearts and 

alien from so many lips is. How can he be spared from among us? In 

he death of Henry Stilwell the church has lost an earnest, consecrated 

worker and every wearer of the white cross a brother of whom he might 

eel proud. B. F. McCann, Mu, '86. 

The Dayton Daily Journal oi April 19 contained the following notice: 

It will be sad news to a large circle of devoted friends and associates to learn that 
lenry Stilwell died yesterday afternoon. It is rare, even in a community abounding in 
nselfish christian and philanthropic effort as ours, that a young man has the ability and 
he welcome opportunity to distinguish himself by a life of such wide usefulness as it was 
lis good fortune to do. 

He early developed the rare and admirable faculty of placing himself in close, sym- 
pathetic and stimulating touch with others, and as his power grew he was a recognized 
2ader. Had he continued at the tempting business career which he first entered on, 
here is no doubt that his .sterling? qualities as a man and his general efficiency would 
ave insured him ample success. 



286 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

With a noble and most commendable ambition to consecrate his manhood to the 
highest purposes, he unselfishly relinquished all these flattering prospects, and that his 
labors should be as wisely and unselfishly undertaken as possible, he planned a thorough 
preparation for the ministry, and no doubt stimulated the seeds of disease by his ardent 
work as a student of the Chicago Baptist Theological Seminary. Going there as a dis- 
tinguished graduate of Denison University, his superior qualities as student and rare 
adaptability to such a career would have ultimately led him to positions of wide useful- 
ness in the church. Although modest to a high degree, his earnestness of purpose and 
loyalty to his convictions of duty made him willing and ready to always promptly take 
up the work that seemed to him pressing and to earnestly enlist others in it. 

In the First Baptist Church, in Riverdale, and wherever his Master's call took him, 
his stimulating and healthful example and influence was felt, and to all who had the good 
fortune to be near enough to him to know of his beneficent spirit his death will cause a 
sense not only of personal but of public loss. The heritage such an example to those 
who are left is of incalculable good to a community, and deep as is the sadness of his 
loss, it is most grateful to remember that so noble a young man as Henry Stilwell lived 
among us. 

The following memorial was adopted by Mu chapter: 

The members of Mu chapter of Sigma Chi. feeling the irreparable loss we have sos* 
tained in the death of our brother Henry Colby Stilwell, and wishing to place on record 
some evidence of our esteem, have 

Resolved, That in the death of brother Stilwell a life most worthy of emulation has 
been brought to its close, and that by his loss we are deprived of a true friend and loyal 
brother; and 

Resolved, That we deeply mourn his death, and in token of our esteem have spread 
upon our minutes a sketch of his life; and 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be recorded therein and published in the 

Sigma Chi Quartbrlv. 

A. E. Db Armond, \ f^ .^^ 

Fred L. Hutson. f Committee. 



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Vol. XIV. JULY, 1895, No. 4. 



SIGMA CHI IN ATHLETICS. 

I have always presumed that if Sigma Chi were stronger in any one 
branch of college life than in the others it would be found to be 
athletics. Whether or not this is true no one can state with any 
degree of assurance; but I speak advisedly when I say that in athletics 
Sigma Chi is preeminently the strongest Greek letter fraternity. Some 
fraternities restrict their membership to a certain class of students; as. 
Alpha Chi Omega, which seeks persons of musical ability; Delta Chi 
and Phi Delta Phi, which initiate only the devotees of Blackstone and 
Justinian; Nu Sigma Nu, which is confined to the disciples of Aescula- 
piaSy and Theta Xi, which seeks students pursuing engineering-scientific 
studies. Some chapters of some, probably of all, fraternities tend to 
make scholarship the one requisite to membership; others, disregarding 
this, look rather to social position; and yet others, totally indifferent to 
strength in these lines, adopt athleticism as their standard. As to 
ezdusiveness in the former two directions the author is not prepared to 
state, but he can confidently assert that Sigma Chi is entirely free from 
the latter. And yet she stands probably without a peer in her athletic 
lecora* 

It is far from being a desire of mine <<to throw cold water" on any 
tirother contemplating the preparation of an article for the Quarterly, 
or to discourage the undertaking of such a task. But in a fraternal 
mood I do wish to advise any such brother to reckon well his host ere 
he takes the final plunge, if such contemplated article is to deal with 
any matter requiring correspondence with the three and forty chapters. 
It is really very wonderful how extremely busy the average chapter 
tri)>une and editor is, and the amount of work done by him would be a 
revelation to most persons; it certainly has been to me. 

The following article is confined to Sigs now in college. Were one 
to go beyond the college walls he would have the pleasure of numbering 
among his heroes the names of <<Jack'' Highlands, initiated into Alpha 



290 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Theta chapter at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and who later 
became Harvard's most worshipped pitcher, whose name is familiar to 
every student in the land. And then there is James Studebaker, Jr., 
Purdue's great full-back, who is reputed to have kicked a football ninety 
yards in the face of a strong wind; and who invariably won almost every 
first place on field day contests. And then there is "Jack" Thompson 
of the same university, who not only played a strong game but success- 
fully managed the association. It was brothers Studebaker and Thomp- 
son, together with other Sigs, who brought Purdue from the darkness of 
comparative obscurity into the light of an enviable reputation. There 
are dozens of others who are now "back numbers," but whose memory 
is still cherished at the alma mater. 

For obvious reasons the chapters are grouped in the following article 
according to the division into provinces. In the first province are all 
the institutions situated in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Mas- 
sachusetts and the New England states. Every one knows that in the 
east athletics are in a state of much higher development than in the 
west, though the latter has been progressing rapidly of late, and no^^ 
there are occasionally defeats of eastern teams by those from the west- 
So that the national standing of a fraternity in athletics is to be largely 
judged by its position in this district. 

Columbian University at Washington and Columbia College at Ne"*^ 
York apparently have no athletic standing. The former, however, has- 
a fair baseball team which commands the services of an official scorer » 
which position is at present, so we are informed, graced by brother ^' 
K. Ward of Epsilon, which chapter is further represented on the teand 
by brother Laughlin, who plays a good game in center field. 

In Pennsylvania there is what is known as the Pennsylvania Intc^' 
collegiate Association, to which belong Swarthmore, Lafayette, Havc^' 
ford. Western University, State College, Lehigh, Gettysburgh, aa" 
Dickinson; in the last four of which we have chapters. In this leagu^^ 
Lafayette seems to be always an easy winner, and to generally pi^^ 
strongly against the best teams of the east. Although Sigma Chi ha-^ 
no chapter there, she is well represented by brother Geo. O. Barclay, ^ 
son of Kappa. Brother Barclay is catcher on the nine and is said to t>^ 
one of their strongest men. At football he is one of the star half-baclcS 
of the east. At the field day held recently by the colleges in this leagi^^ 
brother Barclay won the 220-yard dash in 24)^ seconds. 

In this league Gettysburgh at present is rather weak, and for several 
years has had no entries in the field day meets. Ordinarily f^^ 
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o Lafayette by a score of 36 to o, and State College winning by 60 
They had, however, the comfort of defeating Dickinson by a 
of 16 to o. Omicron went over from Carlisle in a body to see 
team defeated in this game; and, in fact, a majority of the players 
Dickinson's team were Sigs. Brother Loudon represented Theta. 
aseball Gettysburgh seems to have done better, having won from 
; College in a closely played game by a score of 6 to 7. Brother 
k S. Leisenberg is left fielder. The "independents" or **barbari- 
control the organization, and from their ranks come most of the 
irs. 

hat the football standing of Dickinson is not extremely high, is 
issed by the fact above mentioned, /. e., that Gettysburgh lost all 
james save one — that played against Dickinson. As to baseball, 
ifinite information has been received; but it would be fair to say 
in this line also they are not so strong as formerly. At Dickinson, 
a Chi virtually does all the athletic work. There are nine members 
micron chapter, and every one of them takes part in some branch 
)orts — a fact probably true of no other chapter in the fraternity, 
her Merkel Landis manages the football team, of which brother R. 
>. Lincoln is captain and quarter; brother Chas. Cochran plays 
)ack; Brainard Kremer, half; George Makely, half; Wm. C. Nevin, 
E. G. Brotherlin, tackle. In the nine we have brothers Kremer 
Cochran, while brother Ray Zug does the managing. In tennis 
lers Zug and William Nevin are the champions for doubles, and 
ler Burnes holds the cup for singles. The Omicron boys certainly 
a great deal of interest in athletics— more, undoubtedly, than any 
• chapter. 

tate College is much stronger than either Gettysburgh or Dickin- 
It will be remembered that she defeated the former at football by 
)re of 60 to o, but lost, on the other hand, a very close game of 
Dall by 6 to 7. In track athletics she stood second in the Pennsyl- 
i league last year, dropping, however, to third this season. Alpha 
s represented by brother Davis at tennis and brother H. D. Bullard, 
is a member of the track team. We are able to give an illustration 
rother G. K. Spence, who managed the football team of last fall, 
her Spence is the only man who has ever been able to so conduct 
inances as to close the season in a solvent condition. By his care- 
lanagement and business methods he was enabled to present a neat 
ice to his successor. He, himself, played end rush on the team for 
years. 
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at Lehigh. In this league, Lehigh is always very strong. She also 
meets the best teams of the east, and generally makes a respectable 
showing. She had a strong eleven last fall, and among her victories 
was a game taken from Cornell by a score of 6 to 4. She lost two 
games to Princeton by 8 to o and 32 to o; Lafayette took two by 8 to 6 
and 28 to o; while Yale, in two games, aggregated 84 points, Lehigh 
being unable to score. In the Pennsylvania league Lehigh seems to 
have had the strongest nine this season, having won two well played 
games from Lafayette and one from West Point by 12 to 5. On the 
other hand, Pennsylvania won an interesting game by 10 to 8 and 
another by 23 to 4. Princeton was an easy winner in two one-sided 
games. Alpha Rho is generally well represented on the teams, but this 
year is weak. Brother L. S. Homer is one of the catchers, and F. J. 
Wheeler is captain of the track team, and under him there is one other 
wearer of the white cross — Bruce E. Loomis. 

Bucknell belongs to no athletic association; nevertheless she gener- 
ally makes a fair showing. This season her eleven won most of their 
football games, the majority of which, however, were played against 
small and unimportant schools. Of the better games one was won frona 
Colgate by a score of 12 to 8; one from the Indian School of Carlisle by 
10 to o; while, on the other hand, one was lost to State College by * 
score of 16 to 12, and one to Lafayette by 44 to o. Kappa was reptC' 
sented by brothers Geo. L. Megargee and Geo. Barclay, half-backs, ao.^ 
by H. B. Smith, center. Brother I. M. Portser was manager of ^^ 
team. Brother Barclay, it will be remembered, is now one of the st3i 
players of Lafayette. At baseball Bucknell is very weak. Brotl^*^ 
Megargee plays second base, and H. F. Scatchford right field, wH*** 
brother Portser is manager. 

For the purpose of baseball, Hobart belongs to an association co*^^ 
posed of itself, Colgate and Rochester. For the purpose of football ^ . 
belongs to the New York State League. She seems to have a ^^ 
standing, especially when the size of the institution is consider^ 
Brother Floyd Case represented Alpha Alpha on the eleven. On ^^ 
nine we have five men, as follows — brothers Bott, pitcher; Stock t^^ ' 
first base; Blackford, second base; and Phillips in the field. Brot^* 
Case is captain and catcher. The Hobart Herald spoke of the latte^ 
an excellent player and predicted that under him the nine would 
very successful. Whether or not further developments justified ^^ 
prophecy we are not prepared to state. , 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is far from being so pro^^^ 
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ire, and it has not been revived this season. Boston Tech. belongs 
he New England Intercollegiate Association. Upon the football 
1 Alpha Theta was represented by brothers Lewis A. Hayden and 
3. Rawson; brother J. S. Pechim being manager, 
^mong the colleges of the very highest standing in eastern athletics, 
should not hesitate to place Dartmouth. The students from Han- 
are the peers of most of the eastern institutions, and they generally 
e a good showing against the very strongest. Dartmouth is a 
iber of Mott Haven and also belongs to the New England Inter- 
sgiate Association, which includes besides itself Amherst, Williams, 
sachusetts Institute of Technology, Bowdoin, Brown, Wesleyan, 
•cester Institute of Technology, University of Vermont, and Trinity, 
i spring, however, Dartmouth, together with Amherst and Williams, 
drew from this association for the purpose of extending to all 
Lches of athletics the Triangular League of New England, which 
previously existed for certain contests. 

W^ith Harvard the Dartmouth nine played three games this spring, 
aing one by a score of 7 to 6, losing one by 3 to 2; while the score 
le third stood 4 to i in her favor at the end of the fifth inning, when 
game was interrupted. Three games were played with Brown, two 
ig won and one lost. Amherst won one and lost one. Williams, 
rever, was an easy winner in four straight games, several being by 
rwhelming scores. Eta Eta seems to have had no member of the 
e, though brother H. J. Brown was manager, and brother B. W. 
ich one of the directors. 

At football Dartmouth did very well, taking every game in the Tri- 
ular League, defeating Amherst by 34 to o, and Williams 20 to o. 
its and Bowdoin were also defeated, and a fair showing was made 
inst Harvard and Yale. Upon the eleven Sigma Chi was represented 
brother C. S. Little, who played right tackle and was captain of the 
n; we had also E. M. Bowles, who played right guard. Both of 
56 men put up a very stiff and rapid game, and a large part of the 
cess of Dartmouth is due to their excellent playing. For several 
rs brother Little has been a power on the Dartmouth eleven, and he 
no mean reputation throughout the east. He also takes part in 
1 sports, and for some time has held the New England record for the 
een pound hammer throw. In the management of athletics at Han- 
r, Sigma Chi seems to have but little voice, Psi U being by far the 
ngest in the councils. 

Probably Cornell University is the most prominent in athletics of all 
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294 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

standing. Recently the athletic spirit has wonderfully developed 2!C 
Ithaca, and there athleticism will cover a multitude of sins. Much 
scrambling takes place among the fraternities for athletic students, and, 
other things being equal, such students are at Cornell the most desirable 
men. This being true, no one of the twenty-five fraternities there rep- 
resented is able to monopolize athletics, as is done in some of the 
smaller colleges. But among them all Kappa Alpha, Psi U, Phi Delta 
Theta, and Sigma Chi seem to be easily the prominent four. Today 
Cornell is probably the American university most prominent in athletics. 
For a number of years Yale and Harvard have persistently refused to 
row against the Cornell crew. In 1875 Cornell's colors were carried 
through the goal, winner over Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Pennsylvania 
and some eight other crews in the intercollegiate regatta, and this not 
only in the 'varsity crew races, but also in the contest by the freshmen. 
This was repeated in 1876. This proved to be too much for the wearers 
of the crimson and the bearers of the blue, and they beat an ignominious 
retreat, leaving the league. Neither Harvard nor Yale has since that 
time cared to meet the sturdy boys from Cayuga Lake, with the single 
exception of 1890, when the Cornell Freshmen defeated the New Haven 
Freshmen in a two mile course at New London. Cornell never failed to 
send in her annual challenge to Yale and to Harvard, which offers have 
repeatedly been ignored on various grounds. As a final resort, the fol- 
lowing telegram was sent to New Haven: ''Cornell will row Yale anytime, 
any distance, over any course." In 1883 Chas. E. Courtney was engaged 
as a coach and has ever since been retained in that position, and during 
the entire thirteen years of his instruction Cornell has suffered not a 
single defeat, and has been crowned with thirty-three victories on the 
water. The Ithaca boys hold the college record for a three miles course 
and for a one and one-half miles course, as well as the single scull 
record. Tiring of her efforts to gain the privilege of rowing against 
Harvard and Yale, Cornell was forced finally to look elsewhere, with the 
result that in the latter part of last May Cornell's enthusiastic rowers 
departed for England, where they will row in the Henley Regatta, which 
is said to be the most popular course in England. In this race France, 
Canada, and Holland will be represented, and the United States for the 
first time; and every college man in America, be he from Cornell or be 
he from Ann Arbor, will watch with immense interest the 9th, loth and 
nth of July. When it became known that the wearers of the red and white 
had decided to send their crew abroad, Harvard and Yale at once raised the 
cry that the Ithacans were presumptuous in assuming to represent the 
American colleges in a foreign race. Who could tell what the Cornell 



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:rew could do? Upon what did they base their assumption that they 
were the representative crew of America? After thirteen years of refusal 
to row upon the part of Harvard and Yale, such questions came with ill 
'race; but notwithstanding this the Cornell crew offered to row against 
Harvard and Yale, and let the winner represent America. But as usual 
:he challenge was turned down. Recently Mr. Robert Cook advised 
:he American reading public that the Englishmen are not interested in 
Cornell. He said, however, that he thought Cornell had a good show 
)f winning because she would not meet a representative college crew. 
Proceeding, Mr. Cook said: *'I don't admit Cornell's superiority to 
if ale's oarsmen. We do not care to row Cornell every year, but now 
hat she feels she has a good crew, I for my part would just as soon row 
ler a race for the purpose of easing her mind a bit, either before she 
joes to England or when she returns to this country. That would settle 
ill this talk all the while going on about Cornell's fast crew for once and 
orever, I believe." 

It is said that each year two hundred men go in training for the 
varsity crew, and about half as many for the freshman. This year, in 
iddition to the crew sent to the Henley course, Cornell will row the 
isual courses against Columbia and Pennsylvania at Poughkeepsie, and 
he freshman contest with the University of Pennsylvania will be held, 
IS usual, upon Cayuga Lake. 

In other lines Cornell has gained much prominence. In football, 
ast fall, she played Princeton and Harvard exceedingly close games, 
"n her game against Pennsylvania no score was made for sixty-five min- 
ites, when the Quakers succeeded in securing the solitary touchdown 
md winning the game. Cornell, however, lost to Michigan at Detroit 
n a closely and hotly played game. Cornell has shown up fairly well 
n baseball, losing one game to Michigan. 

Recently Harvard submitted to Cornell a proposition to form a dual 
eague for baseball, football and general athletics. It is said that the 
ormer will refuse to play the Yale eleven this fall. I am not informed 
s to whether the proposition has been accepted; but in case of a con- 
ummation of the plan, Cornell will be placed at the very top notch. 

Such is the standing of Cornell, and in it all Sigma Chi is the peer 
f any fraternity. Brother Charles R. Young is manager of the baseball 
earn; and in the athletic council Sigma Chi has two men. Upon the 
rew we have brother Squire. At lacrosse, Franchot and Tobin. At 
DOtball, brothers Tobin and Diehl. At baseball brother Diehl, who 
►lays an excellent second base, has been doing some exceedingly heavy 
itting this spring, and Clyde P. Johnson, of whom a good likeness is 



296 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

here reproduced, is the captain and left fielder of the team. Brother 
Johnson is from Cincinnati, having entered Cornell from the University 
of Cincinnati in the fall of 1892. He is an all around player, but is 
especially strong in his present position, that of outfielder. Always 
more than an average batter, he has at times developed wonderful skill; 
as, for instance, witness the game with the University of Pennsylvania 
in 1894, when, out of four times at the bat, Johnson made a home run, 
one triple and two singles. During the present season also brother 
Johnson has done some heavy hitting, as in the Princeton game, where 
he made a home run. 

In this province Sigma Chi seems to be far more prominent than any 
other fraternity. On the various baseball teams she has an even dozen; 
Beta Theta Pi and Phi Kappa Psi are the only fraternities approaching 
her, each having some eight to ten men. At football we have fifteen, 
and not a fraternity save Phi Delta Theta has half the number, and even 
they have but a few more than half. In the same territory we have six 
managers of teams. Phi Delta Theta coming next with five. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

The second province is constituted of Alpha Tau of the University 
of North Carolina and the chapters in the state of Virginia. In this 
province there are five chapters — Zeta at Washington and Lee, Psi at 
the University of Virginia, Gamma Gamma at Randolph-Macon, Sigma 
Sigma at Hampden-Sidney, and Alpha Tau of the University of North 
Carolina. There seems to have been no athletic associa.ion to which 
our chapters in this province uniformly belong, although recently an 
organization including the colleges in Virginia has been effected to go 
into operation next fall. Athletics in the second have rather a lower 
standard than those in the first province, and the standing of Sigma Chi 
seems to be hardly so high comparatively. 

In her class Washington and Lee is fairly strong and is never an 
easy victim. At football she is weak, but better at baseball. This 
spring she won from Rutgers by a score of 5 to 3, losing, however, to 
the University of Virginia. Zeta was represented on the football team 
by brother D. Weaver, who, however, was injured early in the season. 
Brother Weaver is said to be a nervy player and is a good full-back; 
but for his unfortunate accident Washington and Lee would probably 
have made a better record. 

Hampden-Sidney is weak; so much so, in fact, that Sigma Sigma*s 
men turn their attention almost exclusively to other lines. And there is 
no harm in saying that in those other lines they have their own way. 



SIGMA CHI IN ATHLETICS. 297 

Kappa Sigma and the barbs control what athletics there are at Hamp- 
den-Sidney. Sigma Chi is represented by brother M. Morton on the 
baseball team and brother £. L. Trinkle, who is president of the athletic 
association. 

I am unable to judge of the comparative merit of Randolph-Macon. 
They seem to be very weak, however; have lost one baseball game to 
the University of Virginia. Gamma Gamma is prominent; brother W. 
W. Dickerson has been manager of the baseball team for three years, 
and for the same length of time brother H. Fletcher has had a position 
on the nine. Brother Dickerson has been manager of the football team 
for two years, and for three years Fletcher has played right half. This 
year the latter was elected to the captaincy of both the eleven and the 
nine. Brother S. H. Watts also played several games on the team last 
fall. Fletcher has won the dashes for several years. This spring he 
made the 100 yards in 10 4-5 and the 220 in 22^ seconds. 

Of the institutions in Virginia the state university is easily the 
strongest, and in fact the only one that is able to play a good game with 
the colleges contained in the first province. At football they literally 
annihilate such colleges as Richmond and Johns Hopkins, while they 
always are able at times to make things very warm for Harvard, Yale, 
IPrinceton, and Pennsylvania. And the same is true of baseball. But 
IPsi is without a single representative. Kappa Sigma seems to have the 
inside, with Phi Kappa Psi second. 

Of the University of North Carolina we know little definitely, but it 
lias at times had some good athletes. Whether or not Alpha Tau has 
^ny representative we are uninformed. We rejoice, however, in her 
:Knew strength, and she will probably be fully represented next year. 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

The third province includes the chapters located in Ohio and Ken- 
"^ucky, and in this district we have seven chapters. Ohio always has 
^ome good athletes in her colleges, and to a less extent the same is true 
^:^f Kentucky. There are, so far as we have been informed, no important 
intercollegiate associations. In this province Sigma Chi is very strong. 
She has two presidents of athletic associations, three managers, eighteen 
football players, ten baseballists, and track-men in great numbers. 

Miami is very weak this year. At football they were unfortunate; 
they expected to do better at baseball, and in the February Quarterly 
the fraternity was informed that the team was to be a success. We 
have failed to hear anything further from them and are afraid tl^it their 
anticipations of a winning team were blasted. Alpha was represented 



298 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

on the eleven by brothers Garrett and Hitch, with Nutt and Fenton 
substitutes. Brother Fowler is manager of the baseball team. 

As to the position of Ohio Wesleyan we know absolutely nothing, 
except that it usually is just a little higher in the scale than is the Univer- 
sity of Cincinnati. Gamma is well represented; brother H. J. Crawford 
played tackle on the eleven; brother E. V. Williamson, guard; and J. 
C. Wilson, half. At baseball we had George Brookfield on £rst base. 
At the field day exercises brother E. H. Allen won five prizes for sprint- 
ing, but we have not been informed as to the time he made. Sigma 
Chi is here probably better represented than any other of the fraterni- 
ties, with the exception possibly of Alpha Tau Omega. 

Denison University is not so prominent at present as she formerly 
was. But this is not to be taken to indicate that she is not strong in 
athletics; for in truth she is. There is not so much enthusiasm shown 
in football as there once was, owing to the fact that the faculty has 
restricted the number of games to three a season. This year they won 
from Delaware and Dayton, and played Oberlin's star team a tie, 6 to 6. 
Brother Wiltsee played a grand game in this contest and saved Denison 
from defeat at the critical point of the game. At baseball Denison is 
stronger even than at football, defeating Oberlin, Delaware, and Wash- 
ington and Jefferson twice. She lost to Ann Arbor by 13 to 6 and to 
Ohio State University twice; the Zeta Psi boys also took a fall from 
her. On the eleven Mu was represented by brother De Armond, who 
was captain, and by brother Wiltsee, who has been elected captain for 
next season. On the baseball nine we had Wiltsee on first base, Hutson 
on second, and De Armond in the field. Brother A. C. Baldwin is 
president of the association. At Denison, Sigma Chi has the best ath- 
letes, but Beta Theta Pi has the largest number. 

Centre College, as a general thing, has good teams and makes a fair 
record. How they stand this year we are unable to state, but from 
other sources we know that the University of Cincinnati defeated them 
at baseball; with Kentucky State College five games were played, two 
being lost and three won. Zeta Zeta runs rather to oratory than to 
athletics; but she is represented by brother Van Winkle, who is one of 
the best if not the very best athlete in Centre. He played on both the 
football and baseball teams and was captain of the latter. 

There is always a great deal of athletic enthusiasm present among 
the students of the University of Cincinnati, and she is very prominent 
among institutions of her own size and character, and her percentage of 
games yon is usually well up toward the thousand, though she is not a 
member of any athletic association. In track athletics the University 



SIGMA CHI IN ATHLETICS, 299 

of Cincinnati does exceedingly well. Zeta Psi is always far ahead of 
her rivals in this as in every other line. It is the usual thing for her to 
hold the managership and captaincy of all the teams and to furnish a 
majority of the men. This year, however,- she lost her hold on the 
management, which is probably a good thing, as it is not conducive to 
general enthusiasm to have everything within the power of one frater- 
nity. The Sigs were able, however, to retain the captaincies. 

On the football team we had brothers Park Johnson, full-back; Geo. 
Le Boutillier, right guard; Ralph Holterhoff, half-back; and John 
Howard Melish, half-back. Six collegiate games were played: George- 
town, Ohio State, and Ohio Wesleyan each winning by a narrow mar- 
gin, and Miami, Kentucky, and Hanover losing. When the University 
of Cincinnati met Hanover it was a case of Sig eat Sig, and Zeta Psi 
won after a very close game by a score of 14 to 12. 

Upon the nine we were represented by brothers Brayton Richard, 
Park Johnson, and Nat. Emerson. They were able to win from such 
teams as Centre, Kenyon, and Denison, though they lost to Ohio Wes- 
leyan. 

In the track contests Zeta Psi is even stronger than on the teams, 
having the field champion in the person of Ralph Holterhoff. Of the 
university records she holds seven first places, as follows: 

100 yds. Dash 102-5 sec Ralph Holterhoff 

220 " 25 sec Ralph Holterhoff 

440 " 56>^ sec Ralph Holterhoff 

Standing Broad Jump 9 ft. 9>^ in C. £. Salmon 

Running Hop, Skip and Jump 41 ft. 10)^ in John G. Isham 

Throwing Baseball 367 >^ ft .Clyde Johnson 

X mile Bicycle 40 1-5 sec C. £. Salmon 

We are sorry not to be able to present some illustrations of a chapter 
of such local prominence as that of Zeta Psi, but in their unselfishness 
the boys decided to devote themselves toward making the July conven- 
tion a success. * 

Kentucky State College has a comparatively high standing in some 
branches of athletics. In football, judging from the victories the tribune 
of Lambda Lambda reports, and the defeats he acknowledges, her posi- 
tion is pre-eminent, for the games won were by overwhelming scores, 
while no games are reported to have been lost. The state championship 
was won for the first time. The University of Cincinnati won an easy 
game. Upon the team Sigma Chi was represented by brothers J. L 
Lyle, manager and guard; J. I. Bryan, half-back; M. £. Houston, end; 
John W. Woods, center; Chas. Swango, half; and Geo. B. Corey, cap- 



300 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

tain and quarter-back. State College won also the championship at 
baseball. Upon the team we had L. Powell in right field. At the 
spring intercollegiate meet brother J. W. Willmot won the quarter mile 
wheel race in fifty-five seconds. Kappa Alpha is the only other frater- 
nity which seems to have any prominence. 

As to the comparative standing of the Ohio State University no 
direct information has been received. But judging from knowledge 
gained indirectly she is the peer of any of the Ohio institutions. At 
baseball she defeated Denison's team, which proved its superiority to 
Oberlin's usually strong team. At football she took one game from 
Cincinnati by a score of 6 to 4. Brother L. Beman Thomas, who plays 
third base, appears to be the only athlete in Alpha Gamma chapter. 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

The fourth province includes the chapters located in Indiana. Ath- 
letics in this region are probably of a somewhat higher order than in 
the second and third provinces. And this is due to the fact that for 
years and until recently all the prominent colleges of the state were 
members of the Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association and yearly 
strived for the championship in the different lines. Sigma Chi was 
formerly far more prominent than at present. Though even now, as to 
quality, disregarding numbers, she is possibly ahead of any other fra- 
ternity. 

The University of Indiana is extremely weak at football, but gener- 
ally has a really first-class baseball team, which has for some time held 
the state championship. Lambda never takes much interest in athletics 
and at present has not a man on any of the teams. Beta Theta Pi and 
Phi Kappa Psi seem to be the most prominent fraternities. 

De Pauw's standing is somewhat higher than that of the State Uni- 
versity. The latter is always an easy victim at football and a hard winner 
at baseball. Xi is represented on the baseball team, of which brother 
F. H. Churth is manager, by brothers J. M. Blake and J. N. Greene. 
On the football field there is brother Walter R. Ballard, who plays full- 
back. Delta Upsilon is easily the leader at Greencastle. 

Butler University at Irvington is much weaker than formerly. At 
baseball they usually take last place in the Indiana league. At football 
they are stronger, and not many years since they were able to make 
things very interesting for Purdue's giants. Rho is rather strong, hav- 
ing brother Recker, who was manager of the football eleven; brother 
Hall, captain; Freeman, end; and CuUom, quarter-back. Besides this 
brother Butler is president of the association, and Sidener is secretar}'. 



SIGMA CHI IN ATHLETICS. 301 

In times past Hanover was one of the best schools for athletics in 
the state, and in truth her men have made excellent records. At pres- 
ent, however, wfy make no pretensions. Chi has always been locally 
strong, and at present the larger part of what ability there is, is to be 
found in her ranks. On the football team she was represented by 
brothers Torrance, Applewhite, and Totten. The only collegiate game 
played was that won by the University of Cincinnati by a score of 14 to 
12. Brother Thomas Graham, Jr., was manager of both the baseball 
a.nd football teams. 

In this province there is but one more chapter, and that is Delta 
X>elta. In the west Purdue has for several years been one of the very 
strong schools. At times she has had as good a football team as could 
be found in the west. For some five seasons the "boiler-makers** have 
held an easy championship in the Indiana league. During the last sea- 
son ten games were played, and nine of them were won, one being lost 
to Minnesota. I am informed that, the total of Purdue's points this 
season was one hundred and eighty-eight, while that of her opponents 
'^^as only thirty-six; but very little light can be obtained from such state- 
ments, especially as some of the teams met are hardly worthy of meeting 
her at all. On the eleven Delta Delta was represented by brothers 
Suschman, Louis C. Smith, and Chas. D. Heile. The latter was quar- 
ter-back in the earlier part of the season, but was forced to stop playing 
On account of his light weight. Brother Smith is one of the best 
ground-gainers in the line, and never failed when a yard was wanted on 
the last down. Brother Buschman is one of the best half-backs in the 
"^^rest. Twenty years of age, an inch less than six feet in height, brother 
iBuschman is able to carry his more than hundred pounds over the one 
- liundred yards course in ten seconds; and more than that, he can main- 
lin very nearly the same speed for some distance, holding a 220 yard 
icord of 23 2-5 seconds. Such weight, such fleetness and endurance, 
together with his **sand,'* necessarily make a great player. And we 
anticipate that next season brother Buschman will be the star player of 
the west. He is also on the ball nine and is said to be a heavy hitter. 
In addition to the preceding he holds the following records: 

120 yds. Hurdle 18 seconds 

16 lb. Shot Put 36 ft. 10 in. 

16 lb. Hammer 108 ft. 10 in. 

High Kick 8 ft. 8 in. 

Standing Broad Jump 9 ft. 8 in. 

In July next, at Louisville, brother Buschman will sprint against the 
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302 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

In baseball Purdue has a good team, but she is not nearly as strong 
in this line as at football. She generally quits about even. This year, 
however, she has a better team than usual. Sigma Chi is represented 
by brothers £. Madison Allen, who is manager and sometimes plays in 
center field, Buschman, and Carl C. Wiley. 

At tennis Delta Delta is exceedingly strong and has always had the 
local champions at both doubles and singles. 

Upon the whole the Sigs of Purdue are very enthusiastic athletes, 
and those of them who do not play can always be found backing those 
who do by their presence and their money. 

In this fourth province Sigma Chi is represented by six men on the 
baseball teams, nine on the football, and five managers. She stands 
well in tennis and track athletics, holding a great many college and 
intercollegiate records. 

FIFTH PROVIN'CE. 

In the fifth province are the chapters situated in Michigan, Illinois, 
Wisconsin and the north-western states, and in this district we have 
seven chapters. In the states included within this province athletics 
are of a high grade, probably superior to the fourth province as a whole 
and including most of the strong teams of the west. 

Several years since. Northwestern had a very strong football eleven, 
holding the north-west championship in 1893. Since that time they 
have been very weak, being a very easy victim for any first-rate team. 
The same is true of their baseball in a less degree. They expect to 
have a winning team this fall and, as they express it, think they will 
have a cinch. Their hopes are based on the fact that Van Doozer, who 
played with the Chicago Athletic Association during the last year, has 
agreed to take the captaincy for the coming season. Omega is repre- 
sented by Van Doozer, who, in addition to his prowess in football, holds 
records for shot put, etc., and in the intercollegiate meet last year won 
the two mile bicycle race. Upon the next team we will probably have 
several other men, as there is a great deal of good material in the chap- 
ter. Upon the baseball nine next year also we shall have several repre- 
sentatives. At tennis Omega is away ahead of the other fraternities. 
Brother £. M. St. John is one of the two who won the championship at 
doubles during the last season. 

The University of Illinois has always stood very high in western 
athletics, particularly in baseball and field athletics. They belong to 
the Western Intercollegiate Association, organized one year since by 
Mr. Cornish of the Chicago Athletic Association, and of which brother 
C. M. Lewis is the present president. At the first meet Champaign 



SIGMA CHI IN ATHLETICS, 303 

^won first place, with the University of Wisconsin a close second. At 
the meet this spring the University of California team participated in 
the contests of this association, and it was a foregone conclusion that 
first place should be awarded to them. Second place was announced 
fits having been awarded to Michigan, but later two of the Michigan 
records were thrown out, which gave Champaign second — which is 
practically a retention of first place, as California, which alone exceeded 
Illinois, is not a member of the league. Thus Champaign has practi- 
csLlly taken first at both of the two meets to this time held. June 7, 
a,£ter the Chicago contest, the teams of California and Illinois held a 
diial meet, the former making fifty-five points to the latter*s forty- three 

an excellent showing, when it is remembered that the California team 

m ade things interesting for the eastern universities. At the meet dur- 
ir&g the Columbian Exposition for the world's championship the first 
three places were won by eastern teams, and the University of Illmois 
got. fourth, thus gaining precedence over the other western institutions. 
For several years annual trips have been taken through Canada, the 
be^t Canadian teams being met and defeated. In football they have 
al^^^'ays had a comparatively strong eleven, though in this line they do 
not meet some of the stronger teams included in the fifth province. In 
baseball they are stronger than in football, though they have hardly as 
good a team this year as they had last. They, however, took a disputed 
game from Ann Arbor, which latter team defeated the Cornell's crack 
tea.m of this year. But later in the season the Michigan men showed 
thexxiselves capable of defeating the Champaign team. 

In an institution of such standing in athletics we find that Kappa 
Kappa has, since her re-organization, been the very life of it all. They 
have in one of their rooms what they call the **art gallery," being group 
pictures of all the teams, etc., since 'gi, and in not one of them is there 
less than two Sigs, in most of them three and four, even more. From 
her re-organization to the present, Kappa Kappa has included in her 
nunaber men who have made enviable reputations, but owing to the 
liti^itations of this article we are compelled to pass them by without 
mention. Last year on the baseball team they had five players, includ- 
ing the battery and the first baseman. This year they were represented 
on the football team by brother Robert J. Hotchkiss, who plays an 
excellent game behind the line, and who has been elected captain for 
next year. Then there is brother F. Way Woody, who for three years 
played quarter-back, the peer of any person in the same position in the 
province. Brother Woody was so unfortunate last October as to break 
his leg, and he has been selected to manage the team next fall. In 



304 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

appreciation of his great playing, the students, at the suggestion of 
President Draper, presented to bi'other Woody, at a public demonstra- 
tion, a gold medal as a token of their recognition of his services. Then 
there is brother Paul H. Cooper, of whom the February Outing spoke 
as the greatest end rush in the west; and brother W. H. Kiler, who 
played full-back. In one game brother Kiler kicked fifteen goals, 
accepting every chance offered. 

In track athletics Kappa Kappa holds a great many of the college 
records. Brother F. M. Lowes, '97, is the best all-around athlete in 
the university at present and has been ever since his entrance in col- 
lege. What points brother Lowes is not able to take are taken by 
brother J. H. Marschutz, a cyclist; brother D. H. Carnahafh, who is a 
broad jumper; and brother Robert Nye, who takes the first place in 
walking. At tennis brother D. H. Carnahan is the champion at singles. 

At baseball we are represented by brother Hotchkiss in the pitcher's 
box, brother Paul H. Cooper on first base, brother F. M. Lowes on 
third base, W. I. Roysdon in left field, and E. H. Carnahan as a sub- 
stitute pitcher. Besides all her players. Kappa Kappa, as a general 
thing, has more representatives on the various boards than all the other 
fraternities combined. 

Beloit, for a college of its size, does extremely well in this line. 
They are never an easy victim for anybody, and the occasions upon 
which they are winners over some of the stronger teams are not rare. 
Last year they engaged the services as football coacher of Mr. J. W. 
Hollister, Williams* former pitcher, and who later pitched for the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. Under his care a very strong eleven was worked 
up, which was able to drub the Evanston team by an immense score. 
A respectable showing was made against the University of Chicago, 
though Madison won by an immense score. On the team Sigma 
Chi was represented by brother H. P. Hinckley at center rush; Thorn- 
ton R. Wheeler, tackle; and Theodore Foster Riggs, left end. Brother 
Hinckley is said to be an extremely good man. Brother Ruger success- 
fully managed the team. 

At baseball a good showing was made this spring, but Hollister was 
allowed to do the pitching. Madison was defeated by a score of 9 to 55 
Armour Institute broke even at the end of ten innings, while Iowa Col- 
lege won a very easy game by 20 to 10. Brother George F. Grassic, 
editor in-chief of The Rvund TabUy was manager of the baseball team- 
Of the players Alpha Zeta had two representatives, viz: Thornton R- 
Wheeler and Edward A. Kinsley. In track athletics brother Riggs ^^ 
captain, and brother J. D wight Whitney is the holder of the sprinting 



SIGMA CHI IN ATHLETICS. 305 

:ords. We are able to present illustrations of brothers Hinckley and 
iger. 

The Illinois Wesleyan University takes very little interest in athletics 
d is never a force to be considered. They, however, do some work 
this line, and Alpha Iota is generally as well represented as any other 
ternity. During the present college year brother Williams was man- 
er of the football team, of which brothers Light and Thompson were 
jmbers. On the baseball team we had three representatives, but of 
lose names we are in ignorance. 

The University of Wisconsin has of late years been extremely strong 
the west in some branches of athletics. She is always represented at 
3 interc(5llegiate field meets and has creditable teams at both baseball 
d football. Last year she defeated all the teams in the Northwestern 
sociation and probably had the best football team in the west. Alpha 
imbda was represented by Lewis W. Myers, manager, and Walter H. 
eldon, left end. Brother Sheldon is said to be an exceptionally 
eedy man, and very few gains are made around his end, and he is 
vays down on the field to prevent the return of a punt. 

The baseball team is hardly as strong as is the eleven, though they 
ly creditably. Sigma Chi is represented by brothers S. B. Parkinson 
d W. H. Woodard. Beta Theta Phi, Phi Delta Theta, and Phi 
ippa Psi seem to have a rather strong hold on athletics at the Univer- 
y of Wisconsin, much to the detriment of the general efficiency of the 
Uege, it is said; for by political combinations they place men of their 
rn combine on the teams when there are much better players left out. 
pha Lambda has a great many representatives on the different class 
ims and crews, and in the future will be stronger than at present. 

Albion College, in institutions of its own size, probably stands ahead 

any college in the west, and they always make an enviable record in 
5ir contests with the larger schools. During the last season, at foot- 
11, they played one tie game with Notre Dame, and won a second; 
Ichigan Military Academy, Hillsdale and Olivet were whitewashed, 
lile the University of Michigan team, which defeated Cornell, was 
le to win only by a score of 26 to 10. At baseball they are possibly 
mewhat weaker, though we have received no definite information as 
the games played this spring. Alpha Pi is always very strong locally, 
rother E. P. Burnham is president of the athletic association. W. F. 
sndrick is manager of the football eleven, of which F. J. Shipp was 
ptain and half-back. Upon the baseball team Sigma Chi is repre- 
nted by brothers L. M. White and R. E. Ferine. At the field contests 
gma Chi generally takes most of the first places. 



3o6 THE SIGMA CHI QUAR2ERLY. 

The University of Minnesota was for several years leader in western 
athletics. Recently, however, their high position has been taken from 
them, and during the last season they have been utterly unable to 
maintain their former reputation. As to details we have received no 
information whatever. Alpha Sigma is well represented as follows: 
President of the athletic association, brother George A. E. Finlayson, 
who is also center rush on the football team. On the ball nine we have 
one man of whose name we have not been informed. Brother Finlayson 
holds the college record for the shot put and the hammer throw, and 
brother Fred A. Erb is the champion two mile bicycle rider. In 1894 
brother Roy Squires won the singles in the tennis tournament, though 
this year a Delta Tau Delta was successful. Of the crew brother F. W. 
Foot is commodore. \vi the person of Finlayson, Alpha Sigma has by 
far the best all-around athlete in Minneapolis. The barbs seem to 
rather control athletics here, and neither Beta Theta Pi with its twenty- 
four men nor Delta Upsilon with its twenty has a single man on any of 
the teams. 

While we do not intend to assert that the University of Michigan is 
the strongest in athletics of the institutions of the middle and northwest 
states, there is no doubt that they are by far the most prominent, because 
they take occasional trips through the east and make a respectable record, 
sometimes winning from the strongest eastern teams. At present Sigma 
Chi is not represented by a chapter at Ann Arbor, but during her life 
Theta Theta was at times more prominent than any other fraternity in 
Ann Arbor. The last year of her existence was '93-* 94. On the eleven 
of that year we had brother J. D. Morrison in the line, and brother 
Horace L. Dyer, full-back. On the baseball nine we had Herman 
Krogman, pitcher; Richard Apperson, catcher; and Worth W. Pepple, 
shortstop. Besides these men there were numerous others who, in 
smaller colleges, would have been highly prized as players. In track 
athletics little interest was taken, though in years previous many events 
were taken by Sigs. 

We are able to present an illustration of Warren W. HoUiday. 
Brother HoUiday was a law student of the class of '94. He was a 
member of the class eleven and captain of the nine, which is of more 
importance than would be the case^ in some smaller place, as in this 
class there were something like three hundred students. In the indoor 
meet during the spring of '93 brother HoUiday entered the middleweight 
boxing contest. He was far superior to the first two men met. The 
third, however, was declared by the judges to have worsted him, though 
the audience thought otherwise. In the spring of '94 he met only one 




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SIGMA CHI IN ATHLETICS. 307 

the other entries withdrawing when they saw who their opponent 
Before the contest was half over the judges stopped it on account 
le evident inferiority of Holliday*s contestant. As may be seen by 
ence to illustration, brother Holliday has a magnificent muscular 
lopment. He adds to this a cool head and scientific knowledge. 
' his graduation at Michigan he was engaged as physical instructor 
e Culver Military Academy, recently founded at Marmont, Indiana. 
lis position he has given eminent satisfaction and has received sev- 
flattering offers. Brother Holliday is twenty-three years of age, is 
feet and eleven inches tall and weighs one hundred and sixty-five 
ids. 

SIXTH PROVINCE. 

'he chapters in the sixth province are widely scattered, and we have 

ined very meager information as regards both the general standing 

e different institutions and the prominence of Sigma Chi. 

)wing to the great distance our letters have not had time to reach 

)oys at the University of California, and we know positively nothing 

lem. In a general way, however, one is justified in saying that they 

: first-class men. As to Alpha Beta we can only say that we are 

med that they gave more money than any other fraternity toward 

ing the track team east. 

'he University of Nebraska seems to have had a very strong eleven. 

season they won the championship of the Western Intercollegiate 
tball Association, but what teams are included within such associa- 
we do not know. Kansas University was defeated by a score of 12 

Ottawa by 6 to o; Iowa, 36 to o. Alpha Epsilon was represented 
he eleven by Vilas P. Sheldon, manager, and H. A. Frank and E. 
[ing, players. 

Id information whatever has been received from Alpha Xi of the 
'ersity of Kansas. They seem to have had a weak eleven, and lost 

games played last fall. They anticipated a strong baseball nine; 
ve have heard nothing of them. 

Ve do not know anything of the standing of the University of 
hern California, but we do know that Alpha Upsilon is very promi- 
During the past year she had the management of the track, base- 
and football teams in the persons of Philo Jones, H. L. Martin, 
fV. P. Thomson, respectively. On the football team we had A. P. 
nson, right end; H. L. Martin, left tackle; and Philo Jones, left 
On the nine we had H. L. Martin, pitcher; A. P. Thomson, third 
; Philo Jones, left field; and L. R. Garrett, right field. In field 
tics also we had several men. 



3o8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

We are compelled to admit that we are entirely ignorant of the 
standing of Leland Stanford. As intimated, the trouble is the great 
distance of these chapters from Chicago, and the replies to letters sent 
to them have not had time to reach us as yet. In the past Alpha 
Omega has had athletes, but as to the present we know naught. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

The seventh province is composed of the southern states, and in this 
district we have four chapters: Eta at the University of Mississippi, 
Alpha Nu at the University of Texas, Alpha Omicron at Tulane Univer- 
sity, and Alpha Psi at Vanderbilt University. In this province athletics 
are of a comparatively high standard; and especially prominent at foot- 
ball are the institutions where Sigma Chi has chapters. They seem to 
get some of the best eastern players as coaches. The information 
received frotn several of these chapters has been somewhat meager, so 
that I am not able to give a very good idea of their comparative stand- 
ing. 

At football the University of Mississippi is apparently very strong 
and ranks next to Vanderbilt. Last season seven games were played, 
only one being lost, and that to the Nashville boys. Eta was repre- 
sented by brother T. C. Kimbrough, who played a strong game in the 
center of the line. As to the standing in baseball, we know little or 
nothing, except that in this line their strength is not such as in football. 
Some interest seems to be taken in track athletics, though we have not 
been informed as to their ability in this respect. Brother Kimbrough 
was chosen manager of the track team this season. The D. K. E.s and 
Delta Tau Deltas are easily the superiors of Sigma Chi. 

The University of Texas has a good football team; they defeated 
Tulane, but could not handle Vanderbilt. Brother E. D. Slaughter was 
manager of the team, of which brother James Morrison was captain and 
right end. We have not been informed as to the baseball and track 
athletic ability of the Texas boys, but we know that Alpha Nu had three 
representatives on the nine — brothers J. W. Tobin, second base; T. C. 
Hume, catcher; and R. C. Harris, left fielder. Brother Tobin was also 
manager. In the person of Jas. Morrison the chapter has the best all- 
around athlete ever in the university, so we are informed. Besides 
being captain and strongest man of the eleven, he holds the cup for 
track athletics. * 

Tulane seems to be stronger in field sports than in baseball and foot- 
ball, in the latter of which she is weak. At a recent dual track meet 
held at Nashville the Tulane men won first place. Alpha Omicron does 



SIGMA CHI IN ATHLETICS. 309 

not take much part as actual participant, though the boys there show 
mixch interest in their various teams and have several good tennis play- 
ers, brother Waterman having won the championship in the spring con- 
test. 

Vanderbilt University seems to be the acknowledged leader of base- 
ball and football in the south. They generally average about a thou- 
sand in the intercollegiate games in both these branches, and sometimes 
msilce a good showing at baseball against the professional teams. Alpha 
Psi takes a very prominent part in all branches, though she is hardly as 
strong as she was several years since. On the eleven we have brother 
W. Phillips Connell, who is said to be the best half-back in the south. 
On the baseball nine we had brother Fitzhugh Lee. On the gymnasium 
team we had several men; brother Connell won the heavyweight boxing 
championship, and brother C. W. Jones the middleweight. On the 
track team we were represented by brothers Connell, W. Hugh Henry, 
Wearn H. Lane, and Jas. D. Richardson. On the various class teams 
■^ipha Psi is exceedingly strong, and will be of more prominence on the 
Varsity teams in the future than she is at present. 

Frank Crozier, Chi, '92; Theta Theta, '94. 
icago, June 17, 1895. 



3IO THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



PURDUE UNIVERSITY AND DELTA DELTA 
CHAPTER FROM 1890 TO 1895. 

Purdue University is the Indiana Institute of Technology, and being 
a state institution the instruction is free to all residents of Indiana. It 
embraces six special schools, viz: Mechanical, Civil and Electrical 
Engineering, Agriculture, Science, and Pharmacy; with the opening of 
the next school year two new schools will be started: Sanitary' Engi- 
neering and Architecture. The institution is supported by legislative 
appropriation, this last year receiving $65,000, and a yearly income, 
beginning July i, 1896, of $31,000; besides, it also receives the proceeds 
of an endowment granted by the general government. It derives its 
name, through legislative enactment, from John Purdue, who was the 
founder of the iastitution, and who gave to the state, for the use of the 
university, $150,000. It has a permanent endowment fund to the 
amount of $340,000 and an annuity from the government of $20,000 and 
other non-productive property in buildings, lands and equipment to the 
value of about $550,000. Its campus contains 180 acres of land, eigh- 
teen buildings, well equipped laboratories, shops, museums, library and 
reading-rooms. 

Since the publication of the Catalogue of Sigma Chi the university 
has made gigantic strides toward the goal — perfection. The manage- 
ment of James H. Smart, Xi, '76, who was elected to the presidency of 
the institution after the conflict and forced resignation of Pres. E. E. 
White on account of his hatred for Sigma Chi, has been of the ver}' 
best, and he has shown his sterling qualities especially in the last few 
years. The institution, which was always looked upon as an agricultu- 
ral college, has, thanks to his energy, risen to an enviable position and 
ranks now among the best of its kind. Since 1890 three new buildings 
have been erected: Heavilon Hall, for engineering, at a cost of $80,000, 
of which $35,000 was donated by Amos Heavilon; Science Hall, for 
work in chemistry and biology, and the new Electrical Building. But 
with all its bright prospects, Purdue has had to fight with adversity; 
five days after Heavilon Hall had been completed the building with the 
attached shops was destroyed by fire on January 23, 1894. ^^^ with 
undaunted vigor Pres. J. H. Smart started out to collect by private 
subscription, and by hard work in the legislature succeeded in obtaining 
the amount necessary, and next September will see the massive building 
ready for occupancy — **one brick higher." 



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With the prosperity of the institution Delta Delta chapter, which 
from its infancy had to battle against, anti-fraternity presidents, has laid 
down its weapons and has been enjoying the fruits of its well-merited 
victories and the brightness of prosperity, which are bound to come 
after the stormy periods of one's existence. It is scarcely necessary to 
state, in this connection, the valiant fight and its glorious culmination 
which the chapter had to make against ex-President E. E. White on 
account of his rule prohibiting students from joining Sigma Chi while 
in connection with Purdue — **the iron-clad rule of White of September 
II, 1877." Its outcome is known to all. 

Since 1890 Delta Delta has not had to battle for its laurels. It has 
gained as strong a foothold in Purdue and in the college town of Lafa- 
yette as any chapter would want. Its men have always been the pick 
of the six hundred or more who are in attendance; its roll of members 
has been comparatively small, and perfect unison has always existed in 
the chapter. The chapter has simply to wait and it can get whomso- 
ever it wants. Even with the number of fraternities that are represented 
in the college (Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Nu, Sigma Alpha 
Hpsilon) the Delta Delta chapter has not clashed with any, but can get 
any barb, or if it should want a frat man, it is not in the least to be 
doubted that the Sigs could get him. These statements have not been 
made with any vanity on the part of the writer, but simply to show the 
Sigs at large that Sigma Chi at Purdue is holding her own. The chap- 
ter has always taken the lead in athletics and all student enterprises, 
with the exception of the literary societies and the Y. M. C. A. (and I 
should not be surprised that if any of its members should undertake to 
reform or honor the latter association by their presence, they might 
even succeed in that direction). Delta Delta's alumni have always 
been faithful and true to the vows which they took upon entering the 
fraternity and stand ready to assist in time of need. The members of 
the active chapter have not called upon the alumni for much aid, how- 
ever, as they have always looked to themselves to see the matter 
through, relying upon their own resources and strength. 

Delta Delta has been especially strong in athletics. It is only nec- 
essary to mention such names as Studebaker, Thompson and that of the 
invincible Buschmann in the football field; Allen, Johnson, Buschmann, 
and Smith in the track team; Allen and Wiley in baseball and many 
niore that could be mentioned. For the last four years Sigma Chi has 
held the presidency of the athletic association, which was established 
by that Delta Delta Sig who created such a furore in Princeton — N. B. 
Tarkington. 



312 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

But not alone does Delta Delta lead in athletics; her men ha^e car- 
ried off the honors in their classes, and have been deemed worthy of the 
key of Tau Beta Pi (honorary engineering society); in society, in the 
parlor, in the ball-room their success is acknowledged, as is shown by 
the number of Lafayette's fairest who are wearing the Sig pins of Delta 
Delta's men. The chapter has always striven to have its membership 
made up of ''all-around men" — men, who will be representative men in 
all the affairs of college and town, and above all be loyal, good and 
hearty Sigma Chis, remembering always the pledges which they took 
upon themselves, making them better and worthy of the emblem of the 
fraternity with which they have been honored. The ambition of the 
chapter at the present time is to be able to welcome any and all Sigs in 
a house of its own, which in all probability will be erected by the begin- 
ning of the next school year, thanks to the help of our brothers Snoddy 
and Griess. Frederic Scheuch. 

Lafayette, Ind., June 20, 1895. 

On an adjacent page will be found an illustration of the Delta Delta 
chapter of the '94-^95 school year. On the upper row, reading from left 
to right, are: 

Harvey Edsall Crane, Fort Wayne, Ind., '95; Tau Beta Pi; literary 
editor of the college Annual, the **Debris"; B.M.E.; **I3." 

Harry W. Buschmann, Indianapolis, '96; all-around athlete of Pur- 
due and. Indiana; 100 yard dash, 10 sec, etc.; **i3." 

John Guy Wynn, Grammer, Ind., '95; major of battalion; B. M. E. 

Second row, left to right: 

Frederick Haggard, Lafayette, Ind., '97. 

Louis C. Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio, '96 ; left guard *94-'95 football 
team; associate editor '96 '* Debris.*' 

Robert Peabody Leavitt, Vernon, Ind., '95; **i3"; B.M.E. 

William Walter Johnson, Tacoma, Wash., '96. 

William David Mann, Lafayette, Ind., '96. 

Third row: 

Frank Brockenbrough, Lafayette, Ind., ex-'96. 

Justin Griess, Cincinnati, Ohio, '96. 

Hiram Lingle, Lafayette, Ind., ex-'96; Nu Nu. 

Ronald Dawson, Fort Wayne, Ind., '96; son Judge Dawson, Theta; 
literary editor '96 * 'Debris"; editor of Purdue Exponent, 

Harry Warden, South Bend, '97. 

Charles D. Heile, Chicago, 111., '97; "7 Mystic." 

Lower row: 

E. Madison Allen, Richmond, Ind., '96; editor-in-chief '96 *'Debris." 



DELTA DELTA CHAPTER, 313 

John Roe, Madison, Ind., '96. 

Frederick Charles Scheuch, Lafayette, Ind., '93; B.M.E.; A. C. 

Van Wagenen Ailing, Madison, Ind., '96. 

John Reuben Gebhart, New Albany, Ind., '97; "7 Mystic." 

Besides these Delta Delta had in active membership: 

Morris Chester Morris, '97, Indianapolis, Ind. 

John Daugherty Thomson, '93, Lafayette, Ind.; Tau Beta Pi; Yale, 

•95- 

The article on "Sigma Chi in Athletics" in this issue gives full par- 
ticulars concerning the records of the athletes of the chapter. 



LOVE WILL FIND THE WAY. 
{^Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book,) 

WORDS AND MUSIC BY CLYDE P. JOHNSON, ZETA PSI AND ALPHA PHI, '93 

A youth upon his knees, one night, 
To maiden fair his troth did plight; 
Said he to her, **For you I'd die!" 
Said she, ** You're not a Sigma Chi." 

This youth now to a college went, 
His heart in twain is almost rent. 
But firmly said, She'll not long sigh. 
For I will be a Sigma Chi. 

And now the rushing spiking's o'er, 
A youthful barb he is no more, 
For now is seen within his eyes 
That manly gleam of Sigma Chis. 

This knightly youth to his fair one goes. 
And to his love our cross he shows; 
**0 dear," said she, "let's haste and tie 
The knot that joins two Sigma Chi(s)." 

Now, Sigma Chis, this moral learn: 
When for some one your heart doth yearn, 
'Tis always best, and I won't lie, 
To court your girl as a Sigma Chi. 



314 7 HE. SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 



ZETA ZETA FROM 1890 TO 1895. 

The closing assertion in the history of Zeta Zeta chapter contained 
in the Catalogue of 1890 that "In the prosperous days which its friends 
now believe to be dawning at *01d Centre,' the interests of Sigma Chi 
have been placed in worthy hands," has been fully confirmed by the 
record of the past five years. "Old Centre's" prosperous days are again 
here, and some of the worthy hands that have helped to bring them and 
that have consequently brought glory to Zeta Zeta chapter are its Sigma 
Chi students. 

Since 1890 Centre's attendance and buildings have about doubled, 
an unusually well equipped law department has been instituted, and the 
continuous series of victories of its student body in class-room, on ros- 
trum and field and wherever in contest with rivals has won for it recog- 
nition as the peer of the best institutions of learning of the United 
States. The prize students, the winning orators and the leading ath- 
letes that have accomplished this have been Sigma Chis. 

Aggressiveness has been one of the chief characteristics of Zeta Zeta. 
The fellows, imbued with zeal for the fraternity, arrive several da3rs 
before college opens each fall in order to be on the ground for the new- 
comers. They enter the spiking arena with the confidence born of 
repeated triumphs. In the past five years forty-one men have been ini- 
tiated and only two spikes lost. Pledged men of rivals have b%en won 
over, and fist-fights have not been wanting. Rivals have become 
"green-eyed" as they have seen the chapter take the cream of the new 
men, year after year, or convert one of their fair adherents or execute 
some bold plan of fraternity work which they deemed impossible. Nor 
has the temptation always been resisted to initiate fellows sub-rosa and 
delay pinning them for several weeks at the expense of opponents in 
more ways than one and to their utter chagrin in the end. 

One of the secrets of the chapter's success in spiking is the irresisti- 
ble persuasion of its adherents among the Danville girls, and the ardor 
they have shown in aiding Zeta Zeta to capture neophytes has often put 
to blush that of the Sigs themselves. The loyalty, enthusiasm and 
invaluable aid of Miss Lulie McGoodwin, in particular, in everything 
undertaken by the chapter and especially in this is a never-to-be-forgot- 
ten incident of Sig fraternity life at "Old Centre," and no history of 
Zeta Zeta would be complete without a mention of it. A cordial wel- 



ZETA ZETA CHAP7ER. 315 

come to the pleasant home near the college was always extended. She 
and Mrs. McGoodwin, who was scarcely less loyal, marred the beauty 
of their lawn to make a tennis court for the Sigma Chis' exclusive use, 
and at this Mecca of Kentucky Sigdom the happiest hours of the college 
life of the members of Zeta Zeta, during this period, were spent. If 
there was any hesitancy on the part of a spike, it was here he was taken 
to be fully persuaded. Here chapter plans were formulated. Here the 
** McGoodwin epoch" of Zeta Zeta's history — fraught with more victo- 
ries, more true fraternity spirit, more congeniality of kindred souls, 
more care-free pleasure probably than any other — was made. Their 
removal from Danville has been one of Zeta Zeta*s most serious losses. 
A white cross has accompanied Miss McGoodwin, however, in her trav- 
els through the old country and this, and her loyalty to Sigma Chi has 
not abated. 

In 1890 the chapter numbered seventeen men. John S. Van Winkle 
was editor-in-chief of the college magazine and ruling the Deinologian 
Literary Society. He is now quite a man of affairs. Haydon Young 
Grubbs captured the class valedictory. He is now at West Point, pres- 
ident of his class. H. L. Godsey was continuing his successful oratori- 
cal career, winning this year the state intercollegiate. Godsey holds a 
lucrative position now in one of the departments at Washington. In 
*9i fifteen men answered the chapter's roll, eleven men being initiated. 
E. W. Sprague and S. B. Rogers were the monarchs of the Chamberlain 
Literary Society, and Godsey had Deinologian at his command. 
Sprague graduated in May, with the honors of his class, at Louisville 
Law School and is now doing well at the Louisville bar. Rogers is 
getting a good practice and dabbling somewhat in politics in Paris, Ky. 
Martin D. Hardin was beginning his triumphant career on the rostrum. 
In '92 eighteen men were on roll-call. Edwin L. Van Winkle was a 
football hero; *'A1" Brennan, the crack college baseball pitcher of Ken- 
tucky. Martin D. Hardin captured the state intercollegiate oratorical, 
and Wm. J. Price the valedictory of his class. 

The most audacious fraternity work ever done in Kentucky was this 
year inaugurated by the chapter, the steps to override the anti-fraternity 
laws of the state institution being begun. In '93 twenty-one men were 
enlisted. James H. Swango was winner of the state intercollegiate ora- 
torical and the national Columbian oratorical at Chicago, winning over 
representatives from the largest universities of the United States. Mar- 
tin D. Hardin carried off the medal in the southern interstate oratorical. 
Chas. Swango, Spurgeon Cheek, and A. C. Van Winkle were leading 
football men. On the baseball team were Al. Brennan, W. H. Shanks, 
A. C. and J. P. Van Winkle. D. C. King was valedictorian. 



3i6 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

The scheme instituted the year previous resulted in the successful 
opening of the Kentucky State College to fraternities, and Lambda 
Lambda chapter became Zeta Zeta's first-born on April 6, 1893. The 
assistance of the state officials, from the governor down, and of promi- 
nent citizens was enlisted in the chapter's great struggle against the 
anti-fraternity bias of the institution. In '94 C. M. Owsley was Centre's 
representative in the state intercollegiate oratorical. L. C. Atherton 
was the greatest gymnast Centre has ever numbered among its students, 
performing feats on the pole that placed the physical director in the 
shade. He held a 100 yards record of a slight fraction over 10. Ather- 
ton was also the most brilliant editor-in-chief The Centre College Cento 
has yet had at the helm. A. C. Van Winkle was captain of both foot- 
ball and baseball teams and an all-around athlete. Fourteen men con- 
stituted the chapter this year. In May the Third Province honored the 
chapter in gathering with them at Danville. 

The present year an unbroken series of triumphs has been the chap- 
ter's record. Beginning the session handicapped — having so few to 
return of the chapter of the previous year — the lists were entered with 
no lack of accustomed dash; ten men were initiated, and not a spike 
lost. Nathan Powell Graham, a relative of the well-known Powells and 
Grahams of Chi, also affiliated with the chapter. The opening of the 
law department in October brought back some of the old members, and 
a full round score gathered again about the worthy **C.*' H. H. McEl- 
roy has been Centre's orator the past session, winning the intercollegiate 
oratorical held at Cynthiana, and getting second in the state intercolle- 
giate at Lexington. A. C. Van Winkle has again done valiant service 
in football, and S. A. Blackburn, R. B. Waddle, and A. C. Van Winkle 
have been Centre's great trio on the baseball team. Miss Sophia Caro- 
lyn Hardin, of Harrodsburg, has honored the chapter by a dedication to 
it of **The Sigma Chi Two-Step," a beautiful production of her genius. 

Oratorically, athletically, socially, musically and studiously Zeta 
Zeta has led Centre's largely increased student body the past session, 
her record attracting the following from the Louisville Evening Times of 
June 10, 1895, under an illustration of the chapter: 

' • One of the aristocratic college organizations of Kentucky, and one composed of 
scions of noted families, is the Zeta Zeta chapter of Sigma Chi at Old Centre. * * * 

"It also contains the leaders of nearly every enterprise of the student body, as is 
witnessed by the fact that within the last few years the winner of the Great Southern 
Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest at Charleston, S. C; the winner of the National 
Columbian Oratorical at Chicago; five of Centre's representatives in Kentucky's Inter- 
collegiate Oratorical (three of them being winners); three valedictorians; captains of 
both baseball and football teams; class presidente; editors-in-chief of the college paper. 



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and winners of many subordinate honors have come from among its members. It has 
recently received recognition from the high musical talent of Miss Sophia Carolyn Har- 
din, of Harrodsburg, a niece of Hon. P. Wat. Hardin, by her composing for it 'The 
Sigma Chi Two-Step.* 

"Many noted families of the Commonwealth are represented in its membership by 
Martin D. Hardin, son of Hon. P. Wat. Hardin, ex-Attorney General and candidate for 
Democratic nomination for governor; A. S. Berry, Jr., son of Congressman A. S. Berry, 
of Newport; S. A. Blackburn, nephew of Senator J. C. S. Blackburn; M. Breckinridge, 
of the famous family of that name; W. W. Knott, nephew of ex-Gov. J. Proctor Knott; 
Wm. ]. Price, a near relative of the Dowager Duchess of Marlborough; H. H. McElroy, 
of the family of that name, represented in public life today by Hon. C. U. McEIroy, of 
Bowling Green; R. B. Bell, son of ex- Assistant U. S. Attorney T. M. Bell, of Harrods- 
burg; S. C. Willis, a relative of the minister to Hawaii; C. ]. McKnight, son of Louis- 
ville's bank president; L. C. Humphrey, son of one of Louisville's well-known lawyers, 
and others of families socially and politically prominent. 

' ' Handsome up-town apartments are maintained, where the leisure hours of college 
life are spent in banquetting, music, dancing, literary exercise and social chat." 

Wm. J. Price, Zeta Zeta, '92; Law, '95. 

The names of the chapter as represented in the accompanying illus- 
tration are as follows: i. James H. Swango; 2. H. H. McElroy; 3. W. 
W. Knott; 4. L. C. Humphrey; 5. S. C. Willis; 6. N. P. Graham; 7. 
C. J. McKnight; 8. Martin D. Hardin; 9. A. C. Van Winkle; 10. U. J. 
Howard; 11. Wm. J. Price; 12. Jas. H. Dorman; 13. R. B. Waddle; 
14. S. A. Blackburn; 15. R. B. Bell; 16. Wm. D. Hopper. 



3i8 rHE SIGMA CHI QUARTERL\, 



CHARLES R. TROWBRIDGE. 

The subject of this sketch belongs to that period of Sigma Chi's his- 
tory that was marked by the first real efforts for substantial progress. 
Not that the earlier endeavors of the fraternity were useless, nor that 
what the predecessors of brother Trowbridge and the men of his day in 
the fraternity were able to do lacked force or success. But the time 
had come when the feeling that Sigma Chi must move forward was 
growing stronger; when the need for a change in the administration and 
form of government was being more widely acknowledged, and when a 
very crisis in the life of the fraternity had come to it. 

It was in September, 1878, that the largest Freshman class the insti- 
tution had had for many years, entered Pennsylvania College at Gettys- 
burgh, Pa. Among the thirty or forty members of the class of 1882 was 
a tall, slenderly built chap, with boyish face, who hailed from Baltimore, 
Md., and answered to the name of Trowbridge. Before very many 
hours had rolled around there had been an introduction or two, quietly 
and cordially given and received, and friendships had been begun that 
last today, after the lapse of the years. To the Theta chapter of the 
Sigma Chi brother Trowbridge came with recommendation from that 
dead and gone but never-to-be-forgotten Sig, ''Al" Kemp, of Baltimore. 
Not many days after there was another Sig gathered into the fold, and 
the subject of this paper started on his fraternity career. The four 
years that followed in college were years of active interest in, and work 
for, the fraternity on brother Trowbridge's part. When the chapter was 
intrusted with the publication of the fraternity magazine, determined 
upon by the Grand Chapter of 1880 at Washington, D. C, the Theta 
gave charge of the project to brother Trowbridge, who, with the hearty 
co-operation of the active members of Theta, and the loyal support of a 
large number of the alumni of the fraternity, and the help and enthusi- 
asm of the rest of the active chapters, conducted the little journal for 
two years, or more, until it was fairly on its feet and was given into the 
keeping of those who have since raised it to its present peerless posi- 
tion. The increasing of the chapter correspondence was a matter well 
looked after by brother Trowbridge, who was several times chosen as 
chapter tribune, and the close and intimate relations formed with not a 
few of the chapters of the fraternity, those near and many at a distance, 
were of a peculiarly agreeable sort and did much to pave the way for a 
better understanding of the needs and the advantages of the fraternity. 




Rev. Charles R. Trowbridge. 



CHARLES R. TROWBRIDGE. 319 

Brother Trowbridge graduated in June, 1882, and returned to Get- 
sburgh in the fall to spend three years at the theological seminary at 
at place in preparation for the ministry of the Lutheran church, 
iring these three years he was an active member of the Theta, and 
tended the Grand Chapter at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1884 as the chap- 
r's representative. 

Since his graduation from the theological seminary, brother Trow- 
idge has served congregations at Trenton, N. J., and Easton, Pa., 
d is now in charge of St. Paul's English Lutheran church in Balti- 
3re, Md., where he has been since 1892. In April, 1886, he was mar- 
sd to Miss Anna M. Lilly, of York, Pa., a sister of the late brother 
. G. Lilly of the Theta and the Alpha Delta chapters of Sigma Chi. 
le child, a boy, has blessed this union — a typical Sigma Chi, of course. 

Brother Trowbridge's work in the pastorate has not afforded him 
uch time for any outside effort. He is a true son of his church and 
ves all his interest and endeavor to its welfare. While at college he 
IS for some years connected with the Pennsylvania College Monthly, of 
bich brother P. M. Bickl^, Theta, '66, was editor, and after gradua- 
)n was alumni editor of the same paper for a number of terms. The 
lurch papers of the Lutheran faith have contained many columns from 
other Trowbridge's pen, and he is the regular correspondent for the 
utheran World from Baltimore. At the recent biennial convention of 
le General Synod of the Lutheran church, held at Hagerstown, Md., 
iwas appointed a member of the Foreign Mission Board of his denom- 
ation, a position of responsibility and trust, as this Board controls all 
e foreign mission effort of the church. He has been, honored by his 
lurch in various appointments, and has been able to advance its inter- 
ts in not a few cases. 

The ancestors of Mr. Trowbridge were Englishmen, and his family 
ntains in its genealogy such names as J. T. Trowbridge, the author 
ofessor Trowbridge of the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale, and 
c3ge Edmond Trowbridge of Massachusetts. 

While he was alumni editor of the Pennsylvania College Monthly, it 

s his custom to mark all items concerning Sigma Chis and send the 

:>y to the editor of the Sigma Chi Quarterly for use in the personalia. 
^ pen has always been at our service, even in his busiest hours, 
^ther to furnish an article for the magazine or give a word of com- 
xidation, valuable suggestion or advice concerning the government of 

- fraternity. Sigma Chi occupies one of the front pews in the domi- 

- *s happy and successful life and expects to hold on to it, too. 

Charles Alling, Jr., Chi, '85, Theta Theta, '88. 
Chicago, June 26, 1895. 



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320 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR? 

The Indianapolis Grand Chapter of 1892 was presented by the Indi- 
anapolis alumni with a Grand Chapter Register in which, under the 
above caption, each attendant of that and future Grand Chapters might 
record his object in attending the meeting. Since that time varied 
answers have filled that column. There have been those who came, as 
recorded, for the good of Sigma Chi; others, who came to mingle again 
with the boys, and some who frankly said that their primary object was 
to raise '*the realms of Pluto." 

An observation of the growth of our own fraternity during the past 
decade leads to the belief that our alumni membership may be fairly 
divided into classes indicated by the above instances of ideas as to 
*'what we are here for." With an alumni list of about five thousand 
there are those who are still actively interested for the good of the 
order; a class which will never cease to enjoy the pleasure of continued 
good fellowship with so splendid a set of comrades, and a class who, 
perhaps, are happiest — not always with the innocent fun of the conven- 
tion attendant — when about to raise ''the realms of Pluto." Like all 
fraternities, we also have those who cease to take any active interest in 
our affairs after they leave college. 

The only genuine cause of alumni interest in the college fraternity 
and its membership is the fidelity of mature minds to the fundamental 
principle of college fraternalism, namely, the desire of the college boy 
to deserve and have friends, to be worthy of and to receive the elevating 
influence of a genuine brotherhood with kindred minds and hearts. 

Many join our active chapters who as alumni, in the chase of wealth, 
or from natural disposition, rapidly lose most of their ardor in the direc— 
tions indicated. They are typified by an alumnus who, in response to 
printed description of our Catalogue and History of 1890 and statemen 
of its selling price, wrote back: **I took some interest in your socie 
when in college, but none at all now. " Every fraternity chapter initi 
ates many such men. The individual is not to be blamed. With n 
abiding spirit of fraternalism in his nature, he is ''rushed" and cajol 
into membership by a mistaken chapter, and generally finally joins fo 
"what there is in it," to lose his interest after graduation, because h 
then fails to see anything of value to him in alumni fraternalism. Thi 
will, perhaps, always be the case, for our college boys will always mak( 



WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR? 321 

mistakes in frequently being desirous to secure an apparently good 
''man,*' where after-events fail to indicate that, in a broad and credit- 
able sense, he is by nature a fraternal spirit in a permanent way. From 
such initiations come the large class who ''have no interest at all now." 
In spite of this un pleasing feature, the "fraternity man by nature" does 
not lose confidence in the college fraternity idea. It is sufficient for 
him that the percentage of alumni who continue to be fraternal in their 
associations are friends to be proud of — splendid fellows who, however 
old, are boys in their good fellowship, in their permanent enjoyment of 
acquaintance and fraternalism with kindred minds. It must be admit- 
ted that this class of alumni is not a large one, in fact, that a con- 
tinuation of fraternity affiliation in alumni life is often at the sacrifice of 
time and thought which others would devote to other ends; but the best 
recommendation of the "loyal alumnus" is always found to be — himself. 
"Always" is used advisedly, at least as far as Sigma Chi is concerned, 
for a strict search among her loyal and interested alumni will fail to 
reveal the one who is not what some one has termed "a gentleman by 
nature." 

The approach of another Grand Chapter has led to some thoughts 
relative to what may be needed to strengthen the machinery of an 
organization whose primary hope is, through its chapters, to produce, 
in loyal alumni, the best type of fraternity membership. It certainly 
seems that at present the main object of the organization is the strength 
of the active chapters and their effectiveness in gathering the class of 
material with which our loyal alumni wish to find themselves hereafter 
associated. It is true that in college fraternities the alumni generally 
outnumber the active membership ten to one; but of the ten probably 
not more than one is actively interested in the welfare of the order 
which they joined in college, while the active membership is nearly 
unanimously interested while retaining active membership. The latter 
bear four-fifths of fraternity expense, and, as the only feeders to what 
we hope to make a constantly increasing percentage of loyal alumni, 
the first care of the college fraternity system should be to secure their 
effectiveness as such agents. 

The above theory is one that furnishes a safe guide in the matter of 
extension. A set of fellows in a comparatively small college who have 
the social supremacy of "gentlemen by nature" are doing us as much 
good in furnishing loyal alumni and upholding local dignity as a chapter 
located in an institution with a multi-million endowment fund. Other 
things being equal, it is laudable to "gun for big game" in the way of 
colleges, and it is certainly necessary to avoid the small so-called "col- 



322 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

leges" of little future promise; but with an institution of sufficient 
standing and promise, and a set of ther ''right kind of men*' petitioning 
us, let us not forget what our Quarterly alumni subscription list, our 
successful alumni banquets and the list of hardest alumni workers for 
Sigma Chi heretofore plainly show; namely, that loyal alumni are* given 
to us without any relation or regard whatever to the largeness of the 
endowment fund of the college whence they came. But this fact should 
not cause us to neglect one safeguard we have against any doubtful 
extension; namely, that we are not forced to extend at all. We have 
over forty chapters now, about a third more than the number with which 
some of our rivals of the best of standing in the college world seem 
contented. Extension, if up to our standard of institutions and men, is 
desirable; but with our present large number of chapters we need take 
no chances. 

This matter of extension has been made by many to hinge greatly upon 
locality, and this notion again brings us to the question of "What are we 
here for?" During the past few years we have heard much of the neces- 
sity of * 'eastern extension" or of the desirability of "southern extension." 
It is not intended unconditionally to deprecate these ideas. The objection 
has been that many have regarded extension into a certain section as an 
end, rather than as a means to an end. We have reason for pride in 
what extension we have made, whether east, south or west; but it may 
be asserted, without fear of successful contradiction — by the results of 
the next ten, twenty or thirty years of our history — that the Sigma Chi 
fraternity will be a "leading" fraternity only as a leading national fra- 
ternity. For ten years we have been- striving to enter the best colleges 
of the whole country. We have entered the strongest institution of Min- 
nesota, of California, of Texas, in fact, of the best states in the Union. 
This has been without regard to any section of the country', merely an 
aim to get the best everywhere. We have gone too far in this wise 
direction to ever become a leading eastern, or southern, or western fra- 
ternity. With good management we will become stronger and stronger 
as a national fraternity; but we have too much east, too much south, 
too much west for any of these elements to contentedly or successfully 
become a tail to any one section's kite. Hence, as suggested, extension 
into any section is not to be safely considered as an end for Sigma Chi, 
but as a means of strengthening her growing prestige as a national 
order — a prestige which the following of any fad in the way of locality 
extension for its own sake will rapidly cause us to lose. With such an 
idea of our best good the Biennial Grand Chapter of 1888, when general 
extension into all good colleges was the sentiment, unanimously indorsed 



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WffA T ARE WE HERE FOR ? 323 

the idea that our governmental headquarters should remain at a central 
point — a policy which has proved^of no small value to our ^ fforts toward 
such extension. 

It is not intended to suggest that extension may not frequently be 
needed more in given directions than in others. This will frequently be 
necessary as a means to perfect our character as a national fraternity, 
and this leads to a suggestion as to how we might gain a special super- 
vision over matters of extension. The Grand Tribune, under our present 
system, often has -liis hands too full of everything to be able to devote 
satisfactory time to many single things. We have in our chapter and 
Grand Chapter organizations a Pro '*C,'* but for some reason, presum- 
ably the lack of any fixed duties to impose, in the framing of our consti- 
tution in 1884, no provision was made for the permanent continuation 
of the office of a Grand Pro **C" or national vice-president. Why not 
have such an officer, his special duties being to devote himself to mat- 
ters of extension. He could be selected from the locality where exten- 
sion seemed most needed in order to perfect our national strength, and, 
if wisely selected, could do us untold good. Such an office would be 
the next to the highest in our gift, and would consequently be no incon- 
siderable honor to its holder. It should attract our most ambitious 
alumni, as it would give a definite direction to their fraternity work and, 
aside from its own honor, a permanent result in the shape of new chap- 
ters founded. 

Other questions of interest might well be considered by the fraternity 
sit the present time before the short sessions common to a Grand Chap- 
'ter result in having matters of importance brought up then, to be acted 
upon only in an ill-advised and hasty manner, a thing not uncommon in 
Grand Chapters. These questions are too many for the scope of a 
single article. Among suggestions made by the editor of the May 
Quarterly are a readjustment of official salaries, and the relative amount 
of power as now lodged in our different official bodies — the Grand Tri- 
Timvirs, the Grand Council, and the body of chapters. 

The question of salaries in a college fraternity is not wholly a matter 
K)i the earning capacity of an individual. Sigma Chi is among the lead- 
ers already in the total amount it expends in remunerating its officers, 
^nd the improvement in the total of our membership. Quarterly, num- 
ber and character of chapters, and improved business methods are a suf- 
ficient justification for the policy; but we cannot pretend to pay as much 
as an efficient officer, exercising proper executive ability, might earn in 
a similar exercise of his abilities in other lines. This will continue to 
be the case, to a greater or less extent, until our income shall have 



THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

n to proportions which will render personal sacrifices, on the part 
ur active officers, unnecessary, ^ny change in salaries must be 
le with careful reference to our income. Unless it shall warrant 
nges, we may rest easy in the knowledge that we have never lacked 
ididates for office on the salaries which have been heretofore paid. 
The distribution of power in our system of government is not a mat- 
r of so much importance as the exercise of power as already distrib- 
ted. The idea of a Grand Tribune, without a vote, who would recom- 
lend to Grand Triumvirs, whose action in turn would become final only 
jpon ratification by a full Grand Council, was an ideal theory. In 
practice this beautiful system of ''checks and balances,** as it was origi- 
nally called, has proved in some instances to be one less of "checks" 
than * 'balances.*' A proposition unanimously favored by the Triumvirs 
has rarely, if ever, been defeated by the full vote of the Grand Council. 
The reason lies not so much in the wisdom of the former as in the dis- 
position of the latter, they being scattered over the country, with no 
opportunity for mutual discussion, to take it for granted that the former 
body, having considered the matter in careful discussion, are probably 
"all right.'* The difficulty is increased by a natural tendency of the 
Triumvirs to be unanimous, owing to the fact tiiat they must all depend 
upon the Grand Tribune for their information; and, in the frequent 
absence of plenty of time for a full personal investigation, such infor- 
mation is often seen only through the spectacles of the Grand Tribune. 
A unanimous recommendation by the Triumvirs almost never fails to 
bring to their support the vote of at least one other member of the 
Grand Council. As a result matters of extension, a new charter 
requiring seven of the ten votes of the Grand Council, are liable to be 
too much subject to the influence of the Grand Tribune and Triumvirs. 
The latter may, in fact, prevent even the consideration of a petition by 
the Grand Council by classifying it as "unworthy.** It would, there- 
fore, seem a better policy if, in the Bulletin^ statements of the merits of 
petitions for charters, as submitted to the Grand Council, simply the 
pertinent facts were given without a recommendation thereon by the 
Triumvirs. It is practically a "suggestion** to other voters of the Grand 
Council to be reminded how the Triumvirs have voted on petitions, for 
they are not supposed to have any valuable information not also given 
to the whole Grand Council. A further advantage might be gained from 
a provision by which a vote of the active chapters is required in mat- 
ters of extension, rather than, as at present, leaving them to express an 
opinion to their Grand Praetors if they see fit, which so often means 
not at all. 



WHA T ARE WE HERE FOR ? 325 

Our system of government, as adopted at Cincinnati in 1884, was 
explained by the Grand Tribune then elected to be one of ''individual 
responsibility and individual power." Those who would consider this 
*'one man power" were reassured in the following language: **They for- 
get that the essence of administrative efficiency is the unity and concen- 
tration of power in the hands of a capable leader; and, looking at only 
one side of the question, these timid souls are fearful of losing their 
individuality in that of the leader. Others are inspired by jealousy lest 
their tiny rush- light should be dimmed through the strengthening of the 
central flame. In other words, b}' looking only at the power conferred 
upon individuals, they lose sight of the work and responsibility which 
compensate for all their seeming elevation. 

"Nevertheless, there are certain necessary attendants of the system. 
The men who are fitted to fill the duties of the position must, of neces- 
sity, be strong men; they must have views of their own upon questions 
'which arise, and the will to act up to their honest convictions. When 
evils occur, or injury is being done, they will naturally act firmly, 
promptly and with decision; but will as naturally incur the ill will of 
those whom their sense of right and duty thus leads them to oppose. 
I^erfection is not born of mortals, and mistakes will inevitably occur; 
but the only way in which to secure the best results is by selecting a 
capable, earnest and trustworthy leader, with force of character and 
energy in executing plans, and in whose devotion to the cause there is 
confident reliance; and then to give to him the support of the entire 
organization, with none of the petty quibbling which seeks for flaws, 
and would rather retain the whole body in mediocrity of station than 
elevate some other man above the common level." 

But realizing that it might be wise to have some check upon the 
carrying out of the ideas of a *' strong man," ** elevated above the com- 
xxion level," with ** energy in executing plans," the expedient was 
3.dopted, as stated, of having the Grand Tribune subject to Triumvirs, 
they to the Council, and it, in turn, to the chapters. This is sufficient 
in theory; but it must not be forgotten that it is little more than a the- 
ory, unless the Triumvirs, Grand Council and chapters are attentive to 
their functions. Highly important questions are not of frequent occur- 
x-ence, yet they do come up; and when they arise, only absolute impar- 
tiality in the statement of the case in the Bulletin (for it is our only 
authorized means of communication to the fraternity of important fra- 
ternity subjects), and a careful consideration of the situation, rather than 
the ideas of individuals, by the Grand Council and chapters and prompt- 
ness in voting thereon, will result in any effectiveness in the "check" 
end of our theory of government. 



326 THE SIGMA Cffl QUARTERLY, 

These hurriedly written ideas are but an attempt to express the 
notions of an alumnus as to "what we are here for;" one who believes 
that the primary consideration is the improvement of our active chap- 
ters as producers of loyal alumni, and to maintain the interest and 
friendship of such alumni, and who will be content if anything herein 
offered shall suggest to any of our loyal alumni something better which 
might have been said. Joseph C. Nate, Alpha Iota, '90. 



IMPROMPTU. 

Three cheers, three cheers for the blue and gold ! 
Emblems they of love untold. 
Three cheers, three cheers for the gold and blue ! 
Blazonry of faith so true. 

Three cheers, three cheers for our clasped hands ! 
Stronger they than friendship's bands. 
Three cheers, three cheers for our eagle proud ! 
Messenger from peak to cloud. 

Three cheers, three cheers for our golden keys ! 
To the hearts of Sigma Chis. 
Three cheers, three cheers for the starry seven ! 
Forerunners on the road to heaven. 

Three cheers, brothers, for our scroll ! 

Vast eternity's muster roll. 

Three cheers, three cheers for our cross so white ! 

Honored, cherished, spotless, bright. 

'Rah for Alpha Upsilon ! 
Her fame be great, her life be long. 
Three times three for Sigma Chi ! 
For her we live, in her we'll die. 

Harry Lee Martin, Alpha Upsilon. 



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EDITORIAL, 327 



Editorial. 
THE COMING EVENT. 

"It is not wealth, nor rank, nor state, 
But 'git up and git' that make men great." 

Great men and a great time await those who "git up and git there." 
The meeting of the Twenty-Second Grand Chapter of the Sigma Chi 
fraternity will be held in Cincinnati at the Grand Hotel on July 25, 26 
and 27. The Cincinnati brothers are "fixin' to start somethun." The 
attendance will be very large. The committee in charge of the cam- 
paign have received responses from many of the active members and 
alumni who have promised to be there. 

General Ben P. Runkle is coming and will deliver an oration on 
Thursday evening. As everybody knows, he is to be blamed for being 
more than an accessory in the organization of the fraternity. He is a 
<iistinguished man. In one respect this will be a founders' convention. 
^Responses, either in person or by letter, are expected from the other 
xnembers of old Alpha. 

Sam R. Ireland is coming from Washington and expects to get into 
'Cown after dark. The chief of police wants to entertain him. 

The convention will be called to order on Thursday morning at the 
^jrand Hotel. Business meetings will be held on Thursday and Friday. 
On Thursday night a literary programme will be arranged. We will all 
1)6 there to hear the General and get acquainted with him and with each 
^Dther. 

On Friday night, the grand concert under the trees and tables at the 
io-ological Gardens. Come out and have a roaring time with the ani- 
lals, and if anybody says anything we can say with Chimmy Fadden, 
^' What t* 'ell, de cops can't string us." 

Saturday afternoon a steamboat will be chartered and the visitors 
^will be taken on a beautiful ride up the Ohio river. The boat will land 
^^t the Kentucky Lagoon in the evening. The club-house on the edge 
•^of the lake is ours for the night, and here we will chase the hours away 
"%vith music, feasting and songs. The landlord will fill the flowing bowl, 
^nd we can ride on the scenic railway and the electric launches. There 
'^rill be a fireworks display, and we can all 



328 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

"Roll our eyeballs at the sky 
And see the cross of Sigma Chi. 
Are you on?" etc. 

The committee have made arrangements for reduced rates on the 
different railroads. Rooms can be obtained at the Grand Hotel at a 
very reasonable price. 

Let everybody come — the more the merrier. 

George D. Harper. 

There is no such thing as mistaking the uproarious welcome to Cin- 
cinnati embodied in the foregoing very conventional invitation. The 
chapter letters in this issue give full evidence of the fact that the mem- 
bers of the fraternity fully appreciate the treat that will be so generously 
provided by our hosts. Witness the number of men — five — which Omi- 
cron expects to send, together with at least one from every other chapter 
in the east. The south and west will be well represented also. Such 
chapters as Zeta Zeta and Lambda Lambda in Kentucky; Rho, Chi, 
and Delta Delta in Indiana; and Alpha, Gamma, Mu, Zeta Psi, and 
Alpha Gamma in Ohio, will be present en masse. Such alumni as Hon. 
James W. Newman, Gamma, *6i; Rev. Chas. R. Trowbridge, Theta, 
'82; Sam R> Ireland, Theta Theta, '89; and a host of others expect to 
be present. J'he convention will be not only the largest regular one 
ever held in the history of the fraternity, but its personnel will be quite 
representative of our best brains and good fellowship. The thing to 
do, brother, is, as Grand Praetor Harper suggests, to get there. 

That worthy official and eminent character writes to the Grand 
Tribune that Judge Howard Ferris is now making arrangements with 
the Central Traffic Association for reduced rates on the railroads. All 
who expect to attend the convention should notify George D. Harper, 
24 Johnston Building, Cincinnati, at once, and he will enlighten every 
one on the subject of reduced railroad rates. The Grand Hotel, which 
is conducted on the American and European plans, will furnish rooms 
for one dollar per day. 

All delegates and visitors who will pass through or leave from Pitts- 
burg will please notify brother Merkel Landis, 36 North College street, 
Carlisle, Pa., in order that some arrangement may be made whereby all 
who go that way and desire to do so, may make the trip from Pittsburg 
to Cincinnati together by boat. 

All who expect to leave from or pass through Chicago should notify 
Joseph C. Nate, Lock Box 769, Chicago, so that a special car may be 
secured on the Big Four train which will leave here Wednesday even- 
ing, July 24, about 8:30. 



EDITORIAL. 329 

The convention will be a "stag" affair. Ladies will be admitted to 
the literary exercises on Thursday evening, July 25, however, in defer- 
ence to the wish of General Runkle, the orator of the evening, whose 
wife and some friends expect to be present. There will be no formal 
banquet, but instead, the supper **for gentlemen only" at the Kentucky 
Lagoon on Saturday evening, July 27. We desire to call attention 
again to the necessity of the delegates being accredited with proper 
credentials, signed by the consul and annotator of their chapter, and 
showing their authority to represent the chapter. Every single chapter 
in the fraternity, active and alumnus, should have a duly accredited 
delegate present at the opening session of the grand chapter, which will 
be held in the Grand Hotel on Thursday morning, July 25, at 10 o'clock 
sharp. 

Grand Praetors Scheuch and Ricks have sent in concise and valu- 
able reports of their provinces, and the other grand praetors are expected 
to follow suit at once on receipt of this notice, so that these reports may 
be included in the special grand chapter number of the BulUtin, That 
issue will contain also the reports of the Grand Consul, Grand Tribune 
and Editor-in-Chief of the Quarterly, Grand Quaestor, and Official 
Jewelry Agent and Grand Historian, and will be a valuable aid to the 
delegates in learning the condition of the fraternity. 

The Grand Chapter Register will be on hand at the opening session, 
and all members of the fraternity are earnestly tequested to sign their 
names, residences, chapters, classes and **What are we here for," as 
soon as they can get access to the book. The Fraternity Scrap Book 
will also be brought to the convention. Several chapters and alumni 
have sent material for it since the June BulUtin was published, but a 
few pages remain yet to be filled. We trust that other members of the 
fraternity will send enough matter to the Grand Tribune by July 25, to 
fill the entire book. 



330 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 



Iiettefs firoixi Active Chapters. 

FIRST PROVINCE. 

EPSILON— COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. 

Each year to the Washington High School, which is a very extensive 
one attended by a vast number of students, and where most of our 
young men and women are educated, Columbian offers nine scholarships 
to students from the whole school who shall pass the nine best exam- 
inations, which, of course, are to reach a certain standard. Last year 
there were only six successful ones, and for the next term but three 
have the honor of being admitted free of charge to such a college as 
Columbian, which in this way secures the very best material in all 
Washington; and it is well to say right here that brother Parker, two 
years ago, '93, was the only student to pass the required examinations, 
and coming to college in ninety-three finished the course in two years, 
so we leave our brothers to judge the worth of the man and also of the 
institution of learning where he received his preparation. 

Chapter news is the most important feature of all our letters, and 
therefore I will endeavor to inform our brothers as to the condition of 
Epsilon. When college convened last fall only three men had the honor 
of calling themselves Sigs, and thinking that what they wanted was a 
chosen few, endeavored to conduct things as did triumvirs of old; but 
after some weeks a feeling of friendship crept over them, and as there 
were several men about who proved to be of strong mind and body, the 
advisability of gracing the constitution with their names was considered, 
and thinking very favorably of the plan, whispered into the ears of these 
men words which made them feel happy. Soon after four men were 
conducted, by the original young bloods, to the mysterious chambers, 
where a lively time was experienced, and I assure you that they had 
some difficulty in carrying out the routine of duties, as the new fellows 
were in the majority and somewhat inclined to buck. In honor of the 
occasion brother Farnham, a few days later, favored us with a fine sup- 
per. The ranks then numbered seven Sigs; but this was not enough, 
for a short time ago, when one man, after having been deemed worthy 
as a brother, summoned up courage enough to face the music, he was 
tested as to his loyalty and took the dose without a shudder, and to 
wind up matters we all repaired to a caf6, where supper was spread. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 331 

Next year, in all probability, we are sorry to say, we will lose three 
of our members, one — brother Parker — by graduation, and two — broth- 
ers Farnham and Ward — by going to other colleges. Brother Farnham 
expects to matriculate at the, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
and if he should stroll that way we wish that our good brothers in that 
place will look out for him. Brother Ward, if nothing intervenes, will 
go to the Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore to prepare for a course 
in medicine. 

The closing exercises of the different departments of the university 
"were celebrated by great rejoicing on the part of the faculty and of the 
students in the university and of their friends. Each branch showed 
signs of improvement in all directions, and amid great displays of ferns 
and before large numbers of people, young men from the different 
schools received their sheepskins and prizes, and uttered th» farewell 
'words in a way that did credit both to themselves and their instructors. 
The commencements extended over a period of four days — from June 9 
to June 12, inclusive — being respectively those of the graduate school, 
the preparatory school, the law school and the college and the scientific 
school conjunctively, the medical and dental schools having closed May 
1. From the law school there were altogether one hundred and twenty 
graduates, while the college showed an increase of twenty-five per cent, 
over last year, and the total number of students in the university during 
"the term of *94-*95 was nine hundred and ninety-iiine. 

The people generally, far and wide, are fast coming to realize the 
^act that Washington is destined to be the most important and greatest 
educational center in the world, and time will tell, for in the near future 
"vre shall see that the climax of the ever-increasing tendency towards the 
xiation's capital as a city of learning will be reached. 

C. LeRoy Parker is the only Sigma Chi who graduated from college 
this year, and as I have referred to him above, it remains only to be 
said that the degree of Bachelor of Science was conferred upon him, 
a.nd the medal awarded annually to the best debater in the college was 
'^on by him. 

Epsilon will be represented at the convention in Cincinnati by 
brother Robert Farnham, Jr. Frank L. Biscoe. 

Washington, D. C, June 17, 1895. 

THETA— GETTYSBURGH COLLEGE. 

The sixty-third Commencement of Gettysburgh College has passed; 
but its memories and pleasing incidents still linger with us. 

During the year about two hundred and fifty students were enrolled; 



332 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

of these forty-two were graduated at Commencement, which, though 
interesting and enjoyable this year, was not so lively as usual, owing 
probably to the fact that no Sig was graduated. Our little town, how- 
ever, was full of visitors, and we were pleased to meet brother Weaver, 
'67; brother Billheimer, '65; brother Acker, '72; brother Herbst, '75; 
brother Stock, '74; and brother McKee, *88. Brother Suesseroth, '74, 
and brother Shipman, '76, spent several days with us a few weeks ear- 
lier. Recently we had a delightful visit from brother Phillips, Alpha 
Rho, '89. 

College closed with the president's reception, Thursday evening, 
which was a notable success. That we were there need not be told, 
when it was heard said by a lady who had come some distance, ** Why 
do so many girls wear those little crosses?" 

This year has been a very quiet one for Theta. Only two men were 
initiated; but this was not our fault, but the fault of the classes not pre- 
senting suitable men. During the year we numbered seven men. The 
other chapters situated here number from eight to twelve; but I feel 
sure that no other chapter had better times than ^e. How often the 
old chapter house was ablaze with light and crowded with our town 
friends and cousins, dancing and playing cards, with the refreshments 
that always followed, when the others looked dark and gloomy in the 
distance. Though few in number, we can truthfully say that the past 
year has been one of great enjoyment for the members of Theta, and if 
it were possible we would wish it back again. We were fortunate this 
year in losing no men by graduation; each of the other chapters lost 
three, so we will come back in the fall with six men. Brother Heindel, 
'96, does not expect to return, but will be on hand at the opening of the 
term to see the sights. We have two men pledged for next year, and 
one that is quite willing but must ask papa first. It is reported that the 
incoming Freshman class will be one of the largest in the history of the 
college, so we already anticipate a prosperous year. Our men have 
been prominent in all departments of college life; we are represented 
on the baseball and football teams, the glee, banjo and mandolin clubs, 
and hold offices in the different classes. 

The "Spectrum," the college Annual, was not published this year, 
owing to the poor support it received by the town; but the class of '97 
have been busily engaged on theirs, and next year expect to issue the 
best that has ever been gotten out by the college. Brother Leisenring, 
'97, is one of the associate editors, and brother Monath, '97, assistant 
business manager. 

The interfraternity tennis tournament was held Commencement 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 333 

week, and Phi Gamma Delta succeeded in winning the cup for the third 
time. Sigma Chi was in the finals and gave the winners a hard battle, 
and they only won by a few points. 

The annual letter to the alumni has been written. We confess that 
we were a little slow in writing to the active chapters. We received 
very few letters from them, however, and all that were received were 
answered. Next year all the chapters will hear from us, and we hope 
for many letters in return. 

During the summer the lawn in front of the lodge will be greatly 
improved, and a memorial in the shape of a bookcase will be erected in 
the home in memory of the Rev. H. L. Ziegenfuss, S.T.D. 

Brother Loudon, '96, will represent Theta at the convention. 

Gettysburgh, Pa., June 23, 1895. S. Walter Monath. 

KAPPA— BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Right in the midst of the final "exams" your scribe must sit down 
and write his last letter of the year for the Quarterly. 

Our Commencement does not begin until Saturday, the 15th, so we 
cannot dilate on the pleasant times we are expecting. All the plans are 
perfected for our annual symposium and reunion, and a large number 
of our alumni are expected; among them R. £. James, '69, and David 
P. Leas, '63. Already the college has put on a holiday appearance, and 
everything promises a well-attended Commencement. The following 
alumni of Kappa will take part in the exercises: On Sunday, the i6th, 
President Harris, '69, preaches the Baccalaureate sermon; on Tuesday, 
the 1 8th, Hon. Eugene Emley, '77, delivers the oration at the anniver- 
sary of the college alumni. On the Board of Trustees we have Pres. 
Harris, '69, and David P. Leas, '63. Of the General Alumni Associa- 
tion Judge Harold M. McClure, '77, is president. Rev. T. A. K. Gess- 
ler, '64, is president and Rev. W. R. Maul, '66, is secretary of the 
Alumni Club of New York City. Chas. J. Wolfe, '77, is secretary of 
the Lewisburg Alumni Club. 

We have taken in no new men since our last letter, but have several 
promising fellows in view for the coming fall term. Our chapter will 
be small at the September opening, but we anticipate no trouble in get- 
ting some good candidates for our mysteries. Several of the boys will 
be with us for a few weeks to help rush and enjoy the sport. 

In athletics we have not figured very prominently as a college. Our 
baseball team has won but two games and is a decided failure. Tennis 
has been more popular lately than usual, and there is a great deal of 
interest taken in that sport. 



334 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

« 

A. Scott Sheller, '69, one of our prominent alumni in town, is the 
director of a vocal concert which will be given this week. All of the 
prominent local talent are to take part, brother Megargee among them. 

We enjoyed a pleasant visit from brother Anderson, ex-*92, some 
weeks ago. Brothers Ryon, ex-*96, and Rogers, ex-*97, were among us 
lately. Brother Thompson, Alpha Chi, '94, passed through our town 
on his way to State College Commencement. Brother Portser, ex-'96, 
who attended the University of Pennsylvania medical school during the 
past year, is with us until college closes. Brother Smith, ex-*98, comes 
to see us quite often and will be with us for Symposium. 

We have just received the "Sigma Chi Legal and Business Direc- 
tory," published by Walter H. Hughes, and find it a most useful book. 
Every Sig should have one. A. C. Rohland. 

Lewisburg, Pa., June 13, 1895. 

OMICRON— DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

Omicron chapter closed the thirty-sixth year of its existence by one 
of the most enthusiastic banquets ever held. Our numbers were few, 
but lack of quantity in numbers was made up by the quantity of loyalty 
developed. Brothers Long, ^76; Bond, '83; Hays, '93; Landis, '94; 
Hays, '94; Bertolette, '94; Groome, '94; Irvin, '96; Coover, '97; Awl, 
'97, and Lakin, Theta, '92, beside the active members, were present. 
The outcome of this banquet was an encouraging start towards a chap- 
ter house. Brother Robert P. Long, '96, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was 
elected treasurer of the fund. Brothers Rufus Shapley, '66; Thomas 
B. Parker, '59; W. C. Allison, '92; John C. Groome, '94; and John 
Goucher, '67, were appointed trustees. A committee from the active 
chapter, consisting of Landis, '96; Kremer, '97; and Zug, '97, was 
elected. Chapter houses at Dickinson are a thing of the present. Beta 
Theta Pi has entered a house, and several of the other frats are making 
rapid strides towards a house. Sigma Chi ntiist and will lead them all. 

Dickinson has been very successful in baseball this season, winning 
eight out of eleven games. The treatment our team received at Gettys- 
burgh was such that we are positive no Sig of Theta could have possibly 
had a hand in it. We trust we returned good for evil. 

Phi Kappa Sigma has re-entered Dickinson by absorbing the local 
fraternity of Alpha Zeta Phi, which has been in existence since 1890, 
and which has several times petitioned Psi Upsilon. The "Skulls" had 
a flourishing chapter here from 1854 till 1876, from which time until the 
present year it has been inactive. The local chapter of Theta Delta 
Chi, which has been in existence since 1861, has given up its charter. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 335 

We are sorry to see this, as the **Theta Delts" have always been our 
wannest friends. Eight years ago at Dickinson the **Chis" were unani- 
mously accorded the lead. The "Chis" included the Chi Phis, "Theta 
Delts," and the "Sigs." Chi Phi went out in 1890, Theta Delta Chi in 
1895, and Sigma Chi still stands. 

We introduce to the fraternity Earle Bertzell, ^99, of Boiling Springs, 
Pennsylvania. 

We have received pleasant visits lately from brothers Humrichouse, 
Theta, '94; Leisenring, Theta, '99; Hon. Jno. B. Storm, '59; Nicholson, 
'77; Jos. Stayman, '94; Lauran Smith, '90; and Wm. C. Allison, '92 — 
all of Omicron. The writer and several other Sigs expecJt to be present 
with the boys of Kappa next week. 

Omicron will send a strong delegation to Cincinnati next month. 
Brothers Nevin, '97; Landis, ^96; Zug, '97; Awl, '97; and Bertolette, 
'94, expect to get there and help to push the good thing along. 

The Dickinson Law School has been quite successful the past few 
years. If any Sigs are thinking about attending a law school, Omicron 
can recommend Dickinson as the place for them. Try us and see. 

We shall enter next year with about eight men. 

Carlisle, Pa,, June 14, 1895. Merkel Landis. 



ALPHA ALPHA— HOBART COLLEGE. 

Never in her brilliant career at Hobart has Alpha Alpha looked for- 
ward to as bright a future as she looks to now. While it is true that 
with the outgoing class we shall lose six strong and loyal Sigs, yet next 
year has a very bright side to offset this gloomy one. This year, with a 
view to next, we have pledged to Sigma Chi Mr. Robert Brush, whose 
family in Geneva is one of the oldest and best, and Mr. Brush, himself, 
has qualities which undoubtedly will make him one of our strong men. 
With men from the west and other quarters, whom we have in mind, 
Alpha Alpha is all but sure of numbering next year at least twenty men. 

A short while ago we had an agreeable visit from brothers Sargeant 
and Frank, both of Alpha Phi. For the past week we have enjoyed 
having with us one of our older men, brother Seymour, ^94, who is now 
studying for holy orders at Nashotah, Wis. 

In baseball athletics we have a great success to announce — that of 
having walked away with the pennant after five games played, four of 
which we won. The colleges against which we played are Syracuse 
University, Colgate, and Rochester University. In connection with 



336 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

baseball we are now mourning the loss of brother Bott, Hobart's pitcher, 
who for family reasons was unable to remain at college any longer. 
Sigma Chi is well represented on the diamond, having three men on the 
team; two of these, brothers Bott and Case, constitute the battery, and 
brother Phillips plays center field, being the only man in college who 
has played on two pennant-winning teams. Brother Case is playing 
ball under difficulties just now, owing to being struck by a ball in such 
a way as to fracture his jaw. 

In other directions athletics are being pushed right along. Espe- 
cially worthy of notice is the establishment of a Freshman crew, which 
by hard and systematic work has already earned quite a reputation. 
Brother Young represents Sigma Chi on this crew. The interest in 
aquatics, which of late has been rather faint at Hobart, is now coming 
forward, and, with the great natural advantages which this college has, 
something out of the ordinary path can, we think, be accomplished in 
this direction. 

The Debating Society of Hobart, which for some time has held a 
high place in the estimation of both the Faculty and student body, and 
which is no small factor really in the college course, is in excellent 
working order, and, best of all, the president is a Sig, brother Hunting- 
ton, *95. 

In social events Alpha Alpha is now, and has been in the past, more 
than holding her own. Very seldom is there an entertainment of any 
kind given in Geneva at which one or more Sigs are not present. And 
there is special merit in this for Alpha Alpha, insomuch as she is the 
newcomer and has had all the disadvantages attendant upon such a 
position to contend against — disadvantages which are too well known to 
need repetition. 

We have in prospect for the coming week a lawn-fete which will be 
quite a unique affair in the history of fraternities here. Our lawn is well 
fitted for such an entertainment, being a series of terraces which extend 
down to the lake. About two hundred invitations have been sent out 
Last Friday evening a delightful reception was given us at Miss Leon- 
ard's home on Main street. It was exclusively a Sig afiair. 

The men going out from us this year are: brothers Huntington, B.L. 
(with Greek), '95; Phillips, B.A., '95; Lockton, B.L. (with Greek), '95; 
Case, B. L., '95; and brother Lawson, B. A., '95, who has broken all 
previous records at Hobart by obtaining honors in Greek, Latin, French, 
German and Anglo-Saxon. He graduates with a magna cum laude and 
is the valedictorian of his class. Edward William Hope. 

Geneva, N. Y., June 16, 1895. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 337 

ETA ETA— DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

We are sorry the chapter letters have to be in so early that we can- 
not send an account of the exercises of Commencement week. In the 
delegation from '95 Eta Eta loses the strongest she has in college. We 
feel deeply the loss of twelve of our twenty-five active members. They 
have all been loyal members of Sigma Chi and have shed new luster on 
the white cross. 

Brothers Holden, Day, and Newhart received Commencement ap- 
pointments and were among the first ten of the class. Brother Foster 
is class marshal, the most desirable ofHce of class-day; brother O'Leary 
is the class-day chronicler, and brothers Foster and Day are two of the 
three Senior prize speakers. We lose in brother Brown a bright busi- 
ness manager of the baseball team, and in the other brothers, loyal sons 
of Sigma Chi and old Dartmouth. Although handicapped by the loss of 
such a large and influential delegation, Eta Eta will only hustle the 
more to get a delegation from '99 that will be second to no other at 
Dartmouth. 

In athletics, this spring, Dartmouth has been moderately successful. 
Our baseball team started out with the finest prospects a team ever had. 
We won two out of three games with Harvard, two out of three with 
Brown, and won easily from Boston University, Boston College, Bates, 
and Andover. Just as the championship season was on, Dinsmore, our 
crack pitcher, deserted us, and we will probably secure third place in 
the triangular league with Amherst and Williams. 

As the writer predicted in the last letter, our athletic team surprised 
the people at Worcester, and we gave them such a shock that I fear 
some of the Brown and Massachusetts Institute of Technology men will 
need a little elixir of life to strengthen their shattered hopes. To speak 
in plain English, we won the championship of the New England Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Association, which consists of Brown, Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, Amherst, Williams, Worcester "Tech,*' Wes- 
leyan, Trinity, Bowdoin, and Dartmouth Colleges. Dartmouth won 
first place with thirty-three points, and Brown second with twenty-two. 
* 'Steve*' Chase was easily the best athlete in the games. Besides equal- 
ling his own world* s record of 15 3-5 seconds in the high hurdles, he 
won ten more points for Dartmouth by capturing the low hurdles and 
breaking the running broad jump record at his first and only try, with a 
jump of 22 ft. 3 in. Brother Boker helped along the good work by 
winning the half-mile. The writer of this article was the only other Sig 
on the team, and he was entirely outclassed in his trial heat by Hurd of 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 



338 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

The secret fraternities here have taken a very important step with 
regard to the chinning season. By the new agreement no Freshman 
can be pledged until after November 20, and all conversation with 
Freshmen concerning society matters before that time is strictly forbid- 
den. All of the societies, with the exception of Delta Kappa Epsilon 
and Phi Delta Theta, have agreed to the plan, and these two will prob- 
ably be obliged to follow. This will be a good test of our strength, and 
we hope to come out of it with honor to ourselves. 

Eta Eta sends greetings to all the chapters, but especially to Nu Nu 
— our new sister. * B. C. Taylor. 

Hanover, N. H., June 17, 1895. 

ALPHA RHO— LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

Our past year together has been most propitious; and we feel safe 
in saying that our life in future is a guaranteed success. Our teams 
have done so well that we hardly dare mention them for fear of showing 
too much pride. The baseball team won three straight games from 
Lafayette, our greatest rival; and although they did not win any of the 
large games, still they did us great credit by the closeness of the scores. 
Our lacrosse team should be mentioned only by golden words, for they 
won the championship of the United States, and put up a very good 
showing against the Toronto team, who played an almost professional 
game. Our championship scores were 6 to o against Johns Hopkins, 
and 6 to I against Stevens. It was reported that 6 of our team would 
form part of the AU-American team which was to take in Canada this 
summer. One of the most interesting events of the season was the 
baseball game between the 'varsity and alumni. The cheers for our old . 
players, who carried Lehigh to victory so often, were loud and pro- 
longed. It was most exciting throughout, as the score shows: 'Varsity, 
16; Alumni, 15. 

Our Commencement went off beautifully, and our new president — 
Professor Drown, of Boston Tech — was inaugurated with much solem- 
nity. 

We had a most pleasant visit from brother Seymour of Alpha Alpha. 
We do not at all wonder at the unbounded success of Sigma Chi, when 
we see such men as he in her ranks. He seems so enthusiastic, and 
certainly gave us many good hints, which we hope to follow. 

Brother McCalla sailed for Europe last Wednesday, and no doubt 
often thinks of the ones, or I should say the one, left behind. Our only 
Senior — brother Wheeler — did himself more than proud as a wind-up; 
knocked all his exams cold, and then went to Lafayette on the 15th and 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 339 

took oH first in the mile and second in the half mile. We certainly lose 
in him a dear brother and friend, and his place in our hearts will never 
be fully filled. 

Death has again visited us and taken away our honored Trustee — 
Hon. Eckly B. Coxe; he was well known to every student, and his death 
is lamented by all. 

Brother Arrison expects to attend the general convention at Cincin- 
nati. That it will be a success is known by the enthusiastic letters from 
Sigma Chis of the west. Leonard S. Horner. 

So. Bethlehem, Pa., June 16, 1895. 

ALPHA CHI— PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

Examinations at State closed on Saturday, June 8, and Alpha Chi 
can boast that not one man failed or flunked. By graduation we lose 
brother George K. Spence, McKee's Rocks, Pa. He expects to take 
post-graduate in chemistry next year. Brother Bullard, '98, left college 
on April 15 to go into business with his father in Spencer, Massachu- 
setts. We have pledged four men from the incoming Freshman class. 

On Friday, May 17, the chapter entertained their friends in the 
chapter house; dancing from eight to one. The floor, as one of the Sig 
sisters expressed it, was "perfectly lovely." June 13 is the date of our 
farewell reception for the college year. 

The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of Pennsylvania met at this 
place on May 18, instead of Harrisburg. State was outclassed by 
Swarthmore and Lafayette. Brother Barclay, Kappa, one of the repre- 
sentatives from Lafayette, secured third place in the 100 yards dash and 
won the 220 yards dash in time of 24 j4 seconds. Brother Baumgardner 
managed the baseball team on its Decoration Day trip to Williamsport. 
Recently he was elected business manager of the college Annual, *'La 
Vie." 

The annual inspection of the battalion was conducted by Lieutenant 
Paxton, U. S. A. The inspection was thorough, and our lieutenant 
was complimented on the amount of work accomplished in his depart- 
ment. The biennial appropriation to the college by the state legislature 
is an assured fact. A new roof to the main college building and com- 
pletion of the engineering building are some of the improvements con- 
templated. 

The Baccalaureate sermon by the Rev. David M. Breed, of Pitts- 
burg, Pa., was full of good thoughts for the graduates. The Hon. John 
B. Robison, of Media, Pa., gave the annual address before the alumni. 



340 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

The Hon. Robert C. Ogden, of Philadelphia, Pa., addressed the thirty- 
five men in the class of '95. 

We have received invitations for Commencement from Omicron and 
Kappa. Among the Alpha Chi alumni who visited us were Rumberger, 
Thompson, Banks, Campbell, and Mackey. 

State College, Pa., June 10, 1895. H. Edw. Dunkle. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZET A— WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. 

The date set for mailing chapter letters finds us plugging away at 
our final examinations. We wjll all heave a sigh of relief when we are 
certain whether we have flunked or not. But we will now pause for a 
moment in our work to let our sister chapters know how things are 
going in Lexington. 

The Virginia Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest took place on May 
23 at Randolph-Macon. Washington and Lee was represented by 
brother Wendel, who was entertained royally by tlie boys of Gamma 
Gamma. We all had the pleasure of meeting brothers Dickerson, 
Fletcher, and Beckley of Gamma Gamma, when they were here with 
their baseball team. 

Our baseball team has been quite a success this year. Out of the 
seven games played on the home grounds we lost but one. Away from 
home we were not so successful, however. 

The tennis tournament to decide the championship of the university 
came off on May 28. There were thirty-two entries in singles, and six- 
teen pairs in doubles. This was the first tournament which has been 
held on the new courts, and it was the most successful one in the history 
of tennis here. Brother Weaver came out second in singles; his oppo- 
nent had to play all five sets to win his requisite three. 

Our Commencement will begin on the coming Saturday night, June 
15, when the glee, banjo and mandolin clubs will give a concert. This 
way of starting the ball rolling is a new one here, and we hope it will 
make a good way. Brother Maguire is violin soloist, and brother 
Houston is in the instrumental clubs, while both sing second tenor in 
the Glee. Much interest is being displayed in the boat race, which 
takes place Monday, June 17, between the Harry Lee and the Albert 
Sidney crews. The crews row in four-oared shells over a mile course. 
Already the colors of the different crews can be seen waving from the 
tops of the houses and streamers stretched across the street. 

Our annual, the *' Calyx," came out on June 2. It is a volume of 



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two hundred and twenty pages and contains seventy-six illustrations. 
It makes a very creditable showing for a first attempt. 

Lexington, Va., June lo, 1895. G. R. Houston. 

PSI— UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. 

The close of the session of *94-*95 finds Psi in good condition and 
with bright prospects for the future. Good-byes have been said, and 
brothers have given the grip to brothers, each to go his different way, 
without seeing the others again, perhaps, for many years. 

Psi has had four applicants for degrees this past session, and all 
four have succeeded. Brothers Southall, Roper, and Davis are now 
full-fledged lawyers, while brother Denny is the proud possessor of 
Ph.D. degrees in Greek and Latin. 

We had the pleasure of meeting brother Boiling Lee, an alumnus of 
Zeta, who came from Washington to attend Finals at the university. 

By defeating the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, N. C, 
with a score of 7 to o, Virginia won the baseball championship of the 
southern colleges. 

In this, the last issue of the Quarterly for the session of *94-'95, we 
of Psi bid our sister chapters Godspeed, and trust that next session will 
find Sigma Chi in even a higher position than the proud one she now 
occupies. Douglas Forsyth. 

Charlottesville, Va., July 2, 1895. 

GAMMA GAMMA— RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. 

Commencement, with its meetings and separations, its joys and sor- 
rows, is gone. The college year, on the whole, has been a successful 
one, and many are the pleasant thoughts that it recalls. 

In athletics laurels have been won. Since our last letter the follow- 
ing games have been played: 

Randolph- Macon College, g-Richmond Stars, i — at home. « 

" i2-Columbian University, 7 — at home. 
15-St. John's College, 13— at home. 
i8-Virginia Military Institute, 6 — at Lexington. 
•• " 5-Washington and Lee University, 13 — at Lexington. 

4-Hampden-Sidney College, o — at Hampden-Sidney. 
4 -Richmond College, 12 — at home. 
•• •• g_ •• •• 7 — at Richmond. 

On May 24 the annual contest of the Virginia Intercollegiate Ora- 
torical Association was held here. Mr. A. E. Strode, of the University 
of Virginia, carried off the medal with a fine oration on '*Our Country: 



342 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Its Mission." Among the delegates we had the pleasure of entertaining 
brother R. F. Wendel of Washington and Lee University. 

Just prior to Commencement one of our most loved professors — 
Major William A. Shepard, A.M., B.S., of the chair of chemistry — was 
ushered from this world into eternity. His noble and exemplary life 
had long been an example to the students, professors and the entire 
community. The news of his death will cause grief to many a son of 
Randolph-Macon, scattered over this broad land, for *'None knew him 
but to love him, none named him but* to praise him." In him we have 
all lost a true and tried friend, ever ready, with his cheering voice and 
ready means, to aid in time of need. 

Commencement this year was one of marked success, but its pleas- 
ures were mingled with grief at the approaching separation. The exer- 
cises were thoroughly enjoyable, and the presence of some of Virginia's 
fairest daughters added much charm and grace. Sigma Chi loses two 
this year by graduation — brothers Howard Fletcher, A. B., and H. A. 
Christian, A.B., A.M. Brothers Dickerson and Drewry also leave, not 
to return, and their absence will be felt in more circles than one. Not- 
withstanding these losses, Gamma Gamma will send five sons back next 
year, and these, with brother E. N. Ricks, who left us in '93, and a fine 
pledged man, ready to meet His Majesty Billy the Goat in September, 
Sigma Chi will be well represented. 

Her sons still rank high in. college circles. In athletics she was rep- 
resented this year by brothers Fletcher and Beckley on the nine, and 
brother Dickerson as manager. In tennis she is prominent, and the 
Sigma Chi court is often occupied by the fairer sex, whose presence 
always adds. In social circles she finds a ready welcome, and a supper 
given by the chapter, in May, in honor of Miss Keesee, of Richmond, 
Va., was one of the most pleasant society events of the year. In the 
literary societies her presence was not unknown. The present writer 
had the honor of representing her as president of the Virginia Oratorical 
Association and final president of the ball, and also as editor-in-chief of 
the consolidated Monthly of the four Randolph-Macon institutions. In 
the scholastic field the list of graduates and distinguished attest the fact 
that brain as well as brawn is developed by Sigma Chi. 

During Commencemenfwe had the pleasure of having with us broth- 
ers T. R. Freeman, Richmond, Va. ; R. H. Bennett, Norfolk, Va.; E. 
N. Ricks, Nashville, N. C; W. A. Christian, Richmond, Va. ; James 
Cannon, Blackstone, Va.; Albert Fletcher, Warrenton, Va. ; and F. H. 
Chalmers, Salem, Va. 

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meet as a chapter and enjoy ** social exercises" together, we can but 

exclaim: 

**How dear to our hearts are the thoughts of our chapter, 
When fond retrospection presents them to view." 

Ashland, Va., June 22, 1895. Henry A. Christian. 

SIGMA SIGMA— HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

Another mile-stone on our collegiate pathway is reached. The ses- 
sion for 1894-95 is now only in our memories, where the correspondent 
will diligently search for trophies to display before his brothers patient 
and loyal enough to gaze at them. 

Being at present engaged in a literary attempt himself, and having 
just come from the magazine election meeting, he naturally first turns 
to this line of honors. The staff for our one hundred and twentieth 
session will include brother E. Lee Trinkle and the writer, as business 
and exchange editors, respectively. The "Kaleidoscope," with its four 
Sig editors, is now out and has met with marked success, being vastly 
superior to our former issues. Our chapter will be pleased to exchange 
annuals with any of its sister chapters so disposed. 

In athletics brother Trinkle is still president of the general associa- 
tion, while other brothers hold minor positions previously mentioned. 
The students are very much elated over the permission from our trustees 
to put the teams on the road twice each term. This is the first time 
our teams have ever been allowed to travel, and our athletics ought to 
make considerable advance. 

Our Commencement exercises furnished some material for pride to 
all wearers of the white cross. The celebration of the Philanthropic 
Society is especially worthy of mention as forming brother Trinkle* s 
maiden forensic attempt, which was excellent. On this occasion brother 
Stuart was awarded the essayist medal of his society. The Union Soci- 
ety gave our badge a conspicuous place on the person of its marshal — 
**Bobby" Henderson, of Memphis. 

The final exercises of the Senior class were presided over by brother 
Ferguson, and brother Sydnor took part in the speaking. Another 
brother had the privilege of acting as marshal. All our Seniors were 
fortunate enough to graduate, brother Ferguson winning his diploma 
with second honor. He and brother Morton have the double degree of 
A.B., 3.S. 

The funeral obsequies of Phi Theta Psi (at large) take place tomor- 
row, so the Hampden-Sidney fraternities now number seven. With the 
exception of our three beloved Seniors, all our men will probably return. 



344 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Brother Finlay F. Ferguson, whose name has so frequently and so hon- 
orably found space in our correspondence, goes to Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology, in all probability. Brothers Morton and Sydnor 
have not definitely decided yet in what guise they are to enter the world, 
but we wish them the prosperity which their noble traits deserve. Quite 
a strain of sadness marks this farewell record of our broken circle, for 
our affection and congeniality have been genuine, and we are ill-disposed 
to make separation. All our letters in this issue, no doubt, echo this 
sentiment, and it is well. Could there be a stronger test of fraternal 
love? J, L. Stuart. 

Hampden-Sidney, Va,, June 14, 1895. 

ALPHA TAU— UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Alpha Tau greets her sister chapters for the last time through the 
Quarterly until next session and wishes each brother a pleasant vaca- 
tion. We are indeed lucky in that we will not lose a single man this 
year by graduation or otherwise. We had only one Senior — brother 
Mattocks— and he will return next session to take a post-graduate 
course. All the other men are expected back. 

On Wednesday, June 6, the university celebrated its one hundredth 
anniversary. The number of visitors was probably the largest since the 
founding of the university. The number of students on the catalogue 
this year is four hundred and seventy-eight — about double the number 
of four years ago. 

Among the visitors at Commencement we were delighted to give the 
grip to two loyal Sigma Chis. They were Dr. W. L. Dudley, Zeta Psi, 
'81, now professor of chemistry and dean of the medical college at Van- 
derbilt University, and Rev. R. E. Caldwell, Sigma Sigma, pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church at Winston, N. C. 

Our Annual — the **Hellenian" — published by the Greek letter frater- 
nities, appeared a few days before Commencement. It is one of the 
best issues ever gotten out and reflects great credit on the editors. 

If the new rule of the trustees is enforced next year, forbidding initi- 
ation into fraternities during the Freshman year, it will undoubtedly 
hurt some of the smaller chapters. The chapter of Phi Delta Theta 
here is dead, and the only member of Phi Kappa Sigma graduated in 
June. 

We are looking forward with much pleasure to the grand chapter 
meeting in Cincinnati, and hope its work will result in much good for 
Sigma Chi. G. H. Kirbv. 

Chapel Hill, N. C, June 29, 1895. 



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THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA— MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

Alpha chapter of Sigma Chi is about to complete the third year of 
its second existence — a year of prosperity, though not marked by any- 
thing of great import. We have made a record to be proud of and have 
initiated four men this year. But the Fates seem to have decreed that 
our number should be only nine; for immediately after Bro. McClung's 
initiation, brother Loudenback left school to enter business, and no 
sooner had brother Frost (our latest recruit) passed the Sigma Chi por- 
tals, than brother McClung himself was called away. 

Our last initiation occurred on the night of May 4. At this time we 
received into our number a good scholar, a good athlete, a good all- 
around man, and he is a worthy brother. He has shown of what mate- 
rial he is made by capturing the business managership of the Miami 
Student in a recent election, being elected by a majority of almost eight 
to one. This officer is elected by the body of students, and such an 
overwhelming majority is unprecedented in the university, showing 
*'Jack*s" popularity among the students. We are proud of him, and it 
is with great pleasure that we introduce to you our brother Harry Gilli- 
land Frost, of Venice, Ohio. 

Brother Frost held down third base on the ball team this year, and 
did it well. Brother Fowler managed the team, and Beale played sec- 
ond. Sigma Chi plainly showed her supremacy on the diamond by 
winning the frat championship here. The decisive game was played 
with Beta Theta Pi, and although they had sixteen to choose from, 
while we had only nine, we won easily with the score of 14 to 10. 
Among the spectators at this game was a crowd of loyal Sig girls, each 
having the gold and blue tied to her parasol, and at every stage of the 
game this was waved high in the air, with shouts for Sigma Chi. With 
this encouragement and the honor of Sigma Chi at stake, we played the 
game of our lives, and now the ball which the Betas paid for hangs in 
the Sig hall as a trophy of our victory. 

Alpha chapter has made a record this year unsurpassed by any 
chapter here. Although there is not a **dig'* among us, we have the 
distinction of being the only people here none of whom flunked in any 
subject this year. This does not mean that we are going to be honor 
men, for that is not our aim. We would be proud indeed of any Sig 
who should, but fraternity is our first desire, and beyond this we leave 
all to the pleasure of the individual himself. 

We are truly sorry that no letter appeared in the last Quarterly, 



346 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

but can offer no excuse except the indisposition of our editor. We hope 
that an omission of this kind may never occur again, and this is the first 
one we have ever missed. 

Owing to the fact that our Commencement is not yet over, we can- 
not give a very full account of the proceedings, as they exist only in 
anticipation. However, undoubtedly the best part of the week's pro- 
gramme was last evening, when brother Edgar Work, Beta, '84, of 
Dayton, Ohio, addressed the Y. M. C. A. It was a scholarly address 
and was enjoyed by all who heard it. We had made arrangements to 
entertain brother Work today, but he had to leave last evening, so we 
had to forego the pleasure. We regret it very much, for we expected to 
show him a good time and to have a good time in return. 

President Thompson preached the Baccalaureate sermon Sunday 
evening, and Monday evening gave a dinner and reception to the class 
of '95 and their lady friends. We had a very enjoyable time, and our 
sincere thanks are due to Dr. and Mrs. Thompson for the kindnesses 
shown us. Tuesday was taken up by the Board of Trustees, with the 
address to the Y. M. C. A. in the evening. Wednesday is alumni day, 
with appropriate ceremonies, and the alumni dinner. Thursday is our 
Commencement day, and two more Sigs will go out into the world — C. 
N. Beale and Will H. Nutt. 

We are glad to know that the biennial will be held in Cincinnati this 
summer, for our chapter will go, every one of us^ and some of our alumni. 
We know that it will be the grandest convention ever held, for how 
could it be otherwise, when our worthy Praetor ''Jupe" Harper is at its 
head? There we hope to meet some of Alpha's illustrious alumni whom 
we have always longed to see. 

We have received visits from several Sigs, among whom was Rev. 
A. J. McFarland, Alpha, '58; Pearl Todd, Beta; Edgar Work, Beta, 
'84; '^Sam" Wilkinson, Gamma, '85; and Geo. Diehl, Zeta Psi. Come 
again, brothers; we are always glad to see you, and will feel grieved if 
you don't let us know you are here. We will always receive you with 
welcome hands and warm hearts and will do our best to make you enjoy 
yourselves. Will H. Nutt. 

Oxford, Ohio, June 19, 1895. 

GAMMA— OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

The fifty-second Commencement at the Ohio Wesleyan University 
is over, and almost all the students have left for their homes, where 
they can have recreation from college duties and reflect on the many 
escapades of the past year they have perpetrated without detection by 



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the faculty. The great event of the week was the rendering of the ora- 
torio "The Creation" by a chorus of two hundred and twenty- five voices. 

There will be several changes in instructors next year. McCabe, 
who has served the university for half a century, has resigned; but as 
yet no successor has been selected by the board. Rev. Mann is called 
to the chair of biology, having just finished his studies in Germany. 

A new rule goes into effect next year which will probably cause 
many to attend a more liberal school. The faculty has passed a law 
that forbids smoking, and manifests an earnest determination to have it 
strictly observed. Many censure the faculty, as it will certainly injure 
the school; and many burlesques are written making light of the faculty 
and their *'new tobacco rule.*' Bands of students serenade the profes- 
sors late at night by singing songs such as the "New Tobacco Rule" 
and "The Fire Commissioners," written for the occasion and alluding 
to the faculty as "smoke inspectors" and "the Bucktown fire-lads." 

Gamma received announcement of the convention to be held in Cin- 
cinnati and is making arrangements to enjoy those fine "watering 
places" mentioned in the announcement. 

Sigma Chi gave her annual picnic at Magnetic Springs on June i 
and put all other frats to shame. Considerable attention was given this 
event by the boys, not only because it is the swell hit of the season, but 
especially because rival frats had circulated the report that Sigma Chi 
did not have a sufficient "pull" socially to give a successful picnic. We 
are glad to state, however, that their astonishment was boundless when 
they saw our "turnout" with girls as loyal as any that ever wore the old 
gold and blue, many of them having turned down invitations from other 
frats. 

Gamma expects to take a new lease on fraternity life when school 
opens next fall, and we count on having nine active men with us and 
will give any frat a tussle for a man we deem fit to wear our white cross. 

With wishes for a pleasant vacation to all, we leave school and hie 
away to shady retreats, where we can lie on our backs under some shade 
tree and look up into the blue sky teeming with visions of the good time 
we all shall have at Cincinnati. W. F. Pattison. 

Delaware, Ohio, June 19, 1895. 

MU— DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

Mu has enjoyed a most prosperous year. The chapter has been, 
comparatively speaking, small, but that was on account of a lack of 
material in the college. Although numerically smaller than either of 
the other frats, Mu has taken a large percentage of the honors of the 



348 1HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

school. On the diamond brothers Hutson at second, Wiltsee at first, 
and De Armond in right made great records for themselves. Their col- 
lege is proud of them, and it is needless to say that Mu is happy over 
their success. 

Our ball team made a very good showing this year. It was com- 
posed largely of green material, but the boys played like veterans. 
Every man on the team occupied either a position he had never played 
before or was an entirely green man. Brother Hutson, our old left 
fielder, covered himself with glory as a second-baseman, and the same 
can be said of Wiltsee and De Armond. 

Mu loses one brother by graduation — Albert De Armond. He has 
been with us four years, and has endeared himself to all his brothers. 
The chapter wishes him the highest success in life, and feels confident 
that he will obtain it. 

Concerning the personnel of next year, it is difficult to speak accu- 
rately, some of the boys fearing that they will not be back. As it now 
stands, the chapter has brothers Hutson, '96; Baldwin, '96; Wiltsee, 
'97; King, *97; Canby, '98; Colby, '98; Gilbert, '99. Several good 
preps are awaiting initiation, and we will be able in our next letter to 
introduce some first-class men to Sigma Chi. 

The larger part of the chapter expects to be in Cincinnati at the 
coming convention. Mu has many alumni in the city. 

The Betas have bought a chapter house, and expect next year to all 
live together. This is the first chapter house at Denison. In such a 
school as this it is somewhat of an experiment, and the result will be 
watched with interest. The split in Phi Gamma Delta, to all appear- 
ances, still continues. It remains to be seen how this will affect that 
chapter's prospects next year. 

Mu feels confident and hopeful. She will start out on a good firm 
basis and has no fear of being unable to hold her own. 

Granville, Ohio, July 3, 1895. Arthur C. Baldwin. 

ZETA ZETA— CENTRE COLLEGE. 

Zeta Zeta began the past session with four men. Against extraordi- 
nary odds ten neophytes were captured without the loss of a single 
spike. The successive victories were celebrated by impressive and 
hilarious initiations. Brother Berry was put through a real live billy- 
goat-coffin-ride-Dutch-supper affair that so stirred the classic little town 
of Danville, that the good landladies spoke in undertones, especially of 
the coffin incident, and the associated press reporter wired the affair in 
startling language to the dailies. Brothers Bell and Howard were 



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treated, among other things, to the pleasant sensation of sliding down 
fire-escapes from fourth stories. A true Kentucky 'possum supper with 
sweet-potatoes, and in addition to juicy 'possums, hares and coons, fol- 
lowed by e\o(\\ievii post-prandtal closed our memorably successful spiking 
bout. The law department opened, bringing back some of our old war- 
horses. The lists were now well-filled, and the fellows whipped out 
their fighting tools and began adorning Sigma Chi's relic-wall with well- 
earned scalps of victory. Van Winkle put on war-paint and helped 
Centre's football team wallop the life out of the State College boys, who 
had downed the other teams of the state and some of other states, to 
the tune of 67 to o, not to mention the other games won. Knott began 
thumping his banjo to the delight of auditors, and Graham and Mc- 
Knight grew the most perfect, ideal little love affairs that one could 
take lessons from. McElroy tuned his vocal apparatus and practiced 
Delsarte until, deserving first, he was granted second place in Ken- 
tucky's intercollegiate oratorical. He came home, placed himself under 
the training — hypnotic in the entirety of control — of a '*fair sweet 
maiden," journeyed over to Cynthiana and captured a diamond-jeweled 
medal over the leading colleges of the state. McElroy's editorials in 
the Cento took a poetic, flowery, love- torn tint from this on. 

Baseball was now in order, and Waddle behind the bat, Blackburn 
on second, and Van Winkle on third manfully aided Centre in downing 
Georgetown College, State College, and Kentucky University, but of 
course were in no way responsible for getting by Cincinnati University 
and State College, even though the defeats were such close ones. 

We may truly say that one of the features of Commencement was 
the playing of **The Sigma Chi Two-Step" by Saxton's Orchestra. It 
was called for often and applauded. Our gratitude to Miss Sophia 
Carolyn Hardin for it is of a nature beyond the power of a feeble pen to 
express. Brother McElroy was our only graduate in the classical 
department. He was honored with being chosen orator of his class. 
He will probably be with us again next year in the law school. From 
the law department we had five graduates — Jas. H. Swango, Wm. J. 
Price, Ulie J. Howard, R. B. Bell, and Jas. H. Dorman. Brother 
Howard represented the school as salutatorian. Hon. Harvey Myers, 
of Covington, associated brother Howard with him in the practice of 
his profession immediately upon getting his diploma. Brother How- 
ard's future is bright. Brother Bell will enter the office of his father 
and brother in Harrodsburg. Brother Dorman that of his father in 
Owenton. Brother Swango will make the mountains of eastern Ken- 
tucky echo with his eloquence, and brother Price will practice in Dan- 



350 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

ville upon the termination of his term as clerk of the Boyle County Cir- 
cuit Court. 

One honor for the coming session has already been harvested — 
brother Humphrey having been selected literary editor for the next vol- 
ume of the Cento. 

Centre, at the Commencement just passed, conferred the degree of 
A.M. upon brother Wm. J. Price, and the degree of D.D. upon brother 
Wm. L. McEwan, Zeta Zeta, '82. Brother McEwan is now pastor of 
one of the largest Presbyterian churches in Pittsburg and took a promi- 
nent part in the last General Assembly. 

A big delegation will accompany our delegate, brother Price, to the 
Grand Chapter in Cincinnati in July. Lewis Craig Humphrey. 

Danville, Ky., June 22, 1895. 

ZETA PSI— UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

The academic year is usually so replete with pleasures of one sort 
and another that the college student looks forward to the summer vaca- 
tion with feelings of regret. Especially is it so with the fraternity man, 
since to him vacation means a cessation of the pleasures which are 
afforded by the genial contact with his worthy brothers. However, the 
members of Zeta Psi have not had a chance as yet to feel this way, and 
the happy anticipation of the coming convention has aroused the inter- 
est in Sigma Chi to the highest pitch. 

As soon as the ceremonies and festivities of Commencement week 
were over, we assembled one day at a prominent hotel of this city, and 
there tendered our worthy brother Boyden Kinsey a little informal din- 
ner in honor bf his Jones oratorical victory. Several of our alumni were 
present and helped to make the affair a grand success. 

But better things were yet to follow. A day or two later we accepted 
the kind invitation of our jovial brother Judge Howard Ferris to visit 
him at his cozy fishing-camp on the Little Miami river. This is the 
place, it will be remembered, where our six promising Freshmen expe- 
rienced the pains and tortures of a Zeta Psi initiation. The memories 
of that eventful night last fall, when these men were ushered into the 
mysteries of Sigma Chi, were still fresh in the minds of all of us. The 
fitting accompaniments of the camp assure every visitor a royal good 
time, and the Sigs certainly did have their share. And as we left the 
jolly judge, his parting words were: ''Remember, boys, the latch-string 
here is always out for Sigma Chis." 

Our baseball team has just returned from a trip, with two victories 
in their caps. In the first game they beat Denison, with a score of 4 to 



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2, and in the second Kenyon was their victim, with a score of 13 to 8. 
Brother Richards captained the team, while brothers Buss and Emerson 
filled their respective positions. 

We have given up our oldTooms near the 'varsity and expect by the 
opening of next year to be comfortably situated near the new university 
buildings in Burnet woods. 

The chapter is doing everything in its power to make the coming 
convention the biggest in the history of the fraternity. We hope as 
many Sigs as possibly can will come and accept the hospitality of the 
Zeta Psi boys and the Cincinnati alumni. Malcolm McAvoy. 

Cincinnati, June 10, 1895. 

LAMBDA LAMBDA— KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

Lambda Lambda again greets her sister chapters with brotherly 
love, congratulating herself on the success of the past year, yet, at the 
same time, cherishing deep within her bosom a desire to make next 
year's work even a greater success. To enumerate the many thrilling 
events of the past year would be too much of a task; so, brothers, you 
will have to content yourselves with a concise account of proceedings 
since our last report to the Quarterly. 

We still continue to grow in grace, and with that strong feeling of 
Sigma Chi, which prompts her sons to accomplish wonders, we put 
ourselves to task, and the next moment we spied two precious souls 
struggling among the "masses." The thought struck us that they were 
entirely out of their element and deserved recognition in the ranks of 
Sigma Chi. After such a logical conclusion, of course, our energies 
were bent on that one task, and as a result of our labors allow me to 
introduce to Sigma Chi brothers Henry Skillman Scott and Frederick 
Dabney Bullock. Both are Lexington boys, and none more worthy of 
our cross than they. By them we have gained two brothers who can 
and will always promote the interests of our beloved fraternity and be 
ever ready to lend a helping hand in case of emergency. 

After the initiation, which was enjoyed to its fullest extent, we 
repaired to our ** palace" hall, where the inner man was to be refreshed 
by a dainty feast prepared under the supervision of brother Roberts. 
Brother Lloyd Hamilton, one of Lambda Lambda's charter members, 
was with us on this occasion, and a toast was enjoyed at his expense. 
Judge Halsey was also with us the greater part of the evening, and his 
presence was much enjoyed. Brother Lyle was toastmaster for the 
evening, and we enjoyed other toasts from brothers Willmott, Beardsley 
and Bullock. 



353 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

At present it is rather hard to ascertain what our chapter will num- 
ber when the fall term begins, it being very uncertain in regard to some 
of our boys returning. However, we are confident that there will be 
enough to carry on the good work. We lost two of our number by 
graduation, brothers Willmott and Bryan, and brothers Powell, Beards- 
ley, and Carey have accepted positions. On graduating, both brothers 
were given ** honorable mention." 

On field day our college won an easy second, and had it not been 
her misfortune to lose some of her men- she would have won first just as 
easy. But we will let that pass; yet dwelling long enough to state that 
one of the men whose loss was lamented was brother Willmott, he not 
being able to fill his place on that day. He represented us in the high 
jump and quarter mile, and, on local field, won medals for breaking the 
college record in each of these events. M. E. Houston. 

Lexington, Ky., June 26, 1895. 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

RHO— BUTLER UNIVERSITY. 

Butler's fortieth Commencement has come and gone, leaving her 
halls silent and deserted, and scattering her children abroad in the land. 
They leave her bright and smiling, but in their hearts, and especially in 
Sig hearts, there is sorrow at the separation of friends so good and true. 
We lose brothers Johnson and Bray ton by graduation; brother Ricker 
will study in the east; brother Chase will soon depart for Galveston, 
Texas, and several other men may change their coure of studies to other 
colleges. 

The exercises of Commencement week were excellent, class day 
being the best and most orderly ever seen at Butler. Under the skillful 
leadership of brother Brayton an entirely new and very entertaining 
programme was given which won the admiration of the jealous rival 
classes. 

Our tennis court is the envy of the whole school. Every afternoon 
we and our sister Sigs gathered in the pleasant shade which envelops 
the court and spent many happy hours. Besides strengthening the 
great superiority which we have always held, it has brought many good 
results. Even now in vacation time, when in former years the campus 
was deserted, the resident and alumni Sigs of Irvington and Indianapo- 
lis gather about the court and make things lively. 

Rho wishes to congratulate Delta Delta on the grand success of the 
provincial convention; it surely could not be surpassed. Rho has gath- 



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ered the last worthy man to her bosom — ^John Tibbott, of Irvington. 
He is held in high esteem by his fellow-students and townspeople. He 
was spiked by all the fraternities, but recognized the superior merits of 
Sigma Chi. 

This final spring term has brought much happiness to Rho. While 
her rivals have been discouraged by their dismal failure in the manage- 
ment of the university's athletic affairs, she has been enjoying herself, 
free from all cares. Since our last letter we have been in a continual 
whirl of events. We ourselves have given several tennis and lawn par- 
ties and a circus party, but the crowning event of the year was the Sig 
picnic, which occurred on June 7. It was an ideal day; the sun shone 
brightly, and a delicious breeze tempered the heat. We left Irvington 
in three brakes, gaily decorated with blue and gold, and drove through 
Indianapolis to Broad Ripple, where the traditional Sig picnic grounds 
are to be found. We spent a day there which surpassed all former pic- 
nic days. What picnic would not be a success, with brother **Tom" 
Layman of Chi and Miss Georgia Butler as chaperones, beautiful Sig 
girls, good Sig music, and a dinner put up by the best caterer in Indi- 
anapolis. Late in the evening we regretfully bade Broad Ripple good- 
bye until next year, drove slowly home through the beautiful night, and 
the long expected picnic was too soon a thing of the past. 

Rho is much pleased with the date and meeting place of the grand 
chapter and will send a full chapter with its music. 

Irvington, Ind., June 29, 1895. C. R. Yoke. 

CHI— HANOVER COLLEGE. 

Chi is again on deck with an ever increasing membership roll. We 
are gaining constantly in strength, and our achievements for the last 
term bear a just proportion to our growth. 

Our prestige in the college grows continually higher, although we 
have passed the necessity of contesting for supremacy with our rivals. 
The last few weeks of the school year were passed in the manufacture 
of three new and worthy Sigs, whom Chi now gladly introduces to the 
Greek world. Frank P. Gibson, of Louisville, Ky. ; Martin Brown and 
Evan Totten, of Madison, Ind. — our new members — are a valuable 
acquisition. Totten was Hanover's star man on the football field last 
fall and contributed much more than any other individual to all her vic- 
tories. Gibson, also, put up a good game and will play center on the 
next team. The chapter was assisted in these initiations by brothers 
Howard Fisher, M. D., '86, of India; Dr. Binney Morse, '80, of Phila- 
delphia; Alvan V. Brashear, '87, and Frank L. Taylor, of Hanover. 



354 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Chi expects to be represented at the convention by nearly the whole 
chapter. T. J. Graham, '96, has been elected delegate, with R. Connor, 
Jr., as alternate. 

Brothers Torrance and Sutherland were ushered out with the degree 
of A.B. from our mystic circle into the busy world as disciple of Aescu- 
lapius and minister of the Gospel, respectively and prospectively. 
Brother Paul B. Scarff, Chi, '94, now of Columbia and Nu Nu, who, on 
account of a misunderstanding with the faculty last year, was not 
granted a degree, was honored this Commencement, unsolicited, with 
an A. B. 

The following of our alumni were back at Commencement: Hon. 
Oscar Montgomery, '81, of Seymour; Rev. John Bright, '76; Wm. H. 
Craig, '80, of Noblesville; Dr. H. B. Morse, '80, of Philadelphia; Rev. 
Howard Fisher, '86, of India; Dr. A. B. Graham, '91, of Indianapolis; 
Jos. R. Voris, '87, of Bedford; George Taylor, '86, of Illinois; and Rev. 
Alvan V. Brashear, '87, of New Albany. 

Brothers attending the convention at Cincinnati in July are cordially 
invited — if they wish to see pretty scenery, Hanover College, and the 
chapter house of Chi — to come by railroad or river to Madison, Indiana, 
and stop off, and the members of Chi will try to show them a good time 
even before they reach the convention. 

Chi expects to start in the next college year with eleven men, and 
hopes to fill the house and enjoy our college home fully. 

Hanover, Ind., June 20, 1895. Harry W. Ream. 

DELTA DELTA— PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

Since the last letter Delta Delta has initiated into the fraternity the 
following men, who will uphold the standing of Sigma Chi in the class 
of '98: Morris Chester Morris, of Indianapolis; Frederick Haggard, of 
Lafayette, Ind., son of Senator Haggard; and Harry Warden, of South 
Bend, Ind. The following is taken from the Lafayette Journal, giving 
an account of the forepart of the initiation:. 

People on the street yesterday afternoon at about 4 o'clock were treated to a cnrions 
spectacle. Five young men were seen advancing up Main street from Fourth. Tbej 
were conspicuous for the burlesquerie of their make-ups. Two of them were gowned in 
long mysterious robes and bore skulls and broadswords. They were evidently the custo- 
dians of the others. The rest had re-arranged their dress in a grotesque fashion, and 
together they performed an instrumental trio act at each comer as tbey advanced up the 
street. 

Fred Haggard, of this city, was one of them. He wore the latest millinery confec- 
tion, technically described as a touch-and-go-to and gave an imitation of Levy on a l>ar- 
fun tin horn, while be kept off the flies with an enormous palm-leaf fan. Chester 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 355 

Morris, of Indianapolis, groond fugues out of a hand-organ. He wore a tin helmet 
adorned with the tail feathers of the sacred lulu bird. Harry Warden was submerged 
beneath an experimental what-not and executed symphonies on a toy drum with a 
wooden spoon. 

The whole affair was a bit of college fraternity nonsense, of which much is seen at 
the large universities, but little thus far at Purdue. The three men were candidates for 
brotherhood in the Sigma Chi fraternity, and their trial yesterday afternoon wafi an evi- 
dence of their willingness to do anything for their order. The mock parade attracted a 
large following, among whom were many girls previously advised of the fun. The formal 
initiation took place last night in "the shadow of the valley of darkness, somewhere 
between here and nowhere." A banquet followed. 

Brothers Harvey E. Crane, John Guy Wynne, and Robert Peabody 
Leavitt received their degrees of B. M. E. on Commencement day, and 
their absence from chapter meetings will be seriously felt by Delta Delta 
during the coming school year. 

On May 1 1 the fourth provincial convention was held with the chap- 
ter in Lafayette, ending with a ball in the St. Nicholas Hotel, and was 
without doubt the social college event of the season. On the evening 
of June 6 the annual banquet of the chapter was held in the St. Nicholas 
Hotel; twenty-five loyal sons of Delta Delta attended. 

Delta Delta will start next year with twelve men, who are distributed 
as follows: seven Seniors, two Juniors, and three Sophomores; besides 
these the chapter is looking after three men in the Freshman class. 

Delta Delta upheld its reputation in athletics mainly through the 
efforts of brother Buschmann, Indiana's phenomenal sprinter. We will 
have four men on the football team next year, and as they all played on 
the 'varsity team last fall, we know that Purdue's team will uphold the 
record that she has made during the last three years. We also expect 
to have the manager of next term's football team. 

Delta Delta* is most anxiously waiting for the convention and expects 
to be represented by her whole chapter. We hope to meet all the 
brothers who helped make the last convention a success and many new 
ones. Delta Delta wishes all Sigs a most jolly summer vacation. 

Lafayette, Ind., July 8, 1895. Frederic C. Scheuch. 

FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA— NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

Omega lost this year but one man in the College of Liberal Arts by 
graduation — Carey Culbertson. In the Medical Department, brothers 
Ludlow and Bunyon took degrees, and in Law we were represented in 
the graduating class by brothers Kerr and Latham. Beside these we 
lose from the College of Liberal Arts next term brothers Holroyd, How- 



356 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

ard, and Magee. Holroyd will study law; Howard, medicine; and 
Magee goes to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The closing 
weeks of the last term were, as is usual, the most enjoyable of the col- 
lege year. All of the Commencement exercises were interesting, and 
none more so than class day, over which our only graduate— brother 
Culbertson — presided. Gov. McKinley addressed the alumni associa- 
tion, and much of the credit for this successful occasion is due to brother 
George P. Merrick, the president of the association. Dr. Lyman Abbott 
gave the Commencement address at the Auditorium, at which time over 
300 graduates received degrees. 

Sandwiched in with all these solemn occasions were parties galore. 
Omega capping the climax with a **duck" party at the Country Club. 
As a finale a party of the boys took a lake trip to Milwaukee one day on 
the Virginia; and did we have a good time? Well, ask brother Hemin- 
way. 

Since our last letter we have pledged Jay Kirkman and Robert Hola- 
bird, two of the most prominent young men in the town. Among other 
things which have drifted our way is the football captaincy, which was 
unanimously conferred upon our pledged man Van Doozer, and an edi- 
torship on the ** Syllabus," which came to brother Mo wry. 

Evanston, 111., June 25, 1895. E. M. St. John. 

KAPPA KAPPA— UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

Commencement comes early with us, and the boys have already scat- 
tered, some of them perhaps never to come back. Since our last letter 
we have initiated Robert Davison-Burnham, of Champaign, thus greatly 
strengthening our local alumni. Rob is a fine fellow and stands at the 
top notch socially, and we take great pleasure in introducing him to the 
fraternity. 

It has been customary each year for different parties of girls to give 
complimentary parties to the fraternities at the close of the year, and 
this year all the girls united to give the Sigs a farewell complimentary, 
we being the only fraternity here to be thus honored. It was a very 
pretty affair and goes to prove that the Sig girls are the best and most 
numerous everywhere. Long may they live! 

The ball team has met with but three defeats this season, in two of 
which Michigan and Northwestern were beaten on the return game. 
At the western intercollegiate, in Chicago, our team did not show up 
quite so well as last year, but came in next to California, which won 
first place. The California boys have been here now nearly two weeks, 
and we have had an opportunity to get pretty well acquainted with 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 357 

them. In the dual contost they scored fifty-five points to our forty-three 
in a very exciting and close contest. 

Friday, June 7, we had our first annual reunion banquet at the 
Columbian Hotel. Twenty-one active members and fourteen alumni 
sat down to Kappa Kappa's first, of what we hope will be a grand 
reunion each June, when the young members can meet the alumni and 
learn from them that the loyalty to Sigma Chi never dies. We had a 
grand time and wish that some of our neighboring chapters might have 
been represented. 

Brother Arms has been chosen as a delegate to the convention, and 
we expect to have a big representation there, five or six at least, and 
hope to bring ten — the same number that we had at the Columbian 
Convention. We are very enthusiastic about it and expect a grand 
time. Brothers Woody, Lewis, Burnham, Balding, and Carnahan are 
sure to go, and the list will also probably include brothers W. A. Heath 
and P. D. McConney, and others. 

We graduated three this year — brother Burdick, of Sterling, B.S. in 
Municipal and Sanitary Engineering; brother Roysdon, of Champaign, 
B.L. ; and brother Arms, of Chicago, B.S. in Architecture; and brother 
Pillsbury, '92, also took an additional degree this year in Architecture, 
and goes into business immediately in Bloomington, Illinois, under the 
name of Pillsbury, Tellheimer & Evans. Brothers Balding and Matte- 
son, specials in Architecture, also leave this year, and brother Rob Nye 
goes to the Colorado School of Miiffes next year, leaving seventeen to 
start with next fall— a fine large crowd of fellows, the best by all odds 
in the university. Brother Woody will re-enter in the fall; he manages 
the football team, and brother Hotchkiss will captain it. Brother 
Hobart Carnahan has been elected editor-in-chief of the ////«/, our col- 
lege weekly. 

Kappa Kappa's prospects are most flattering for next year, with the 
largest crowd in college, and being especially strong in the lower classes 
and having a resident alumni of six of the most influential citizens and 
a large local active membership, and holding the reins to football and 
the college paper, we shall just about run things as we have in former 
years. 

May we all meet in Cincinnati. Herbert C. Arms. 

Champaign, 111., June 13, 1895. 

ALPHA IOTA— ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

Our school year of '94 and '95 closed with a Commencement week of 
elaborate events, lasting from the 9th to the 13th of June. The year 



358 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

just passed closes one of the most successful in the history of the insti- 
tution. The Baccalaureate address was delivered in the Grand Opera 
House Sunday morning, June 9, by Rev. Dr. Bashford, president of the 
Ohio Wesleyan University. The Commencement oration before the 
college of letters was delivered by Bishop Newman, of Omaha, Neb. 
His subject was *'The Advancement of Civilization," which was handled 
in a scholarly and entertaining manner. 

The Wesleyan, this year, sent out sixty-one resident graduates from 
the various colleges of law, music, oratory and letters, besides a number 
from the post-graduate and non-resident departments. Of the sixty-one 
four were members of Sigma Chi. They are: brother W. W. Whitmore 
from the college of law; brother Harry Fleming from the college of 
music; and brothers J. R. Orr and R. H. Schuett from the college of 
letters and science. Besides devoting much of his time to regular work 
on the morning paper, brother Whitmore graduated with third honors 
in his class. This is considered phenomenal, inasmuch as he completed 
the two years' course in one. 

The university this year offers a summer normal to teachers and stu- 
dents desiring to make up work in the course. It opened with an 
excellent attendance June 17. It is desired to make this a permanent 
feature. 

W^e are sorry to announce that one of our sister Greek organizations, 
namely, the Kappa Alpha Theta, has withdrawn its chapter from the 
Wesleyan. It is doubly regretted on the part of Sigma Chi here, inas- 
much as the Thetas and Sigs were always staunch friends and ardent 
supporters of each other. 

The students of the Wesleyan put out their first annual, known as 
the ** Wesleyana." It is a very creditable book, and Sigma Chi has a 
prominent part in it, as well as being accorded the largest and best 
write-up of any organization in it. 

The year has been a busy one for the Sigs. In addition to holding 
their own successfully in fraternity scraps with rivals, they have had to 
negotiate terms of peace with the faculty on various occasions. That 
we are still allowed to exist as a part of the institution is ample testi- 
mony to the fact that the negotiations were partially successful. 

The chapter next year will commence auspiciously, as nearly all the 
old boys have signified their intention to return. There will be in the 
city during the summer: brothers Whitmore, Rhea, Williams, Gerhart, 
and Fleming to look after our summer interests and see that the boys 
start off aright and on time next September. With fraternal greeting 



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to all our brothers and a latch-string ever out to visiting Sigs we are (in 
our estimation) a prosperous chapter and a jolly set of fellows. 

Bloomington, 111., June 18, 1895. J. K. Orr. 

ALPHA LAMBDA— UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

Another term has passed and finds Sigma Chi in better shape in the 
university than ever before. During this term we have initiated two 
new members — brothers Guido Vogel, '98, of Milwaukee, and John 
Schempf, '96, Pharmacy, of Watertown. Both men are enthusiastic 
Sigs, and have already shown their caliber by assisting us in pledging 
several good men for next year. 

On Saturday night last old Alpha Lambda made night joyful by 
holding her fourth annual banquet at the Hotel Van Etta. Twenty-five 
of us sat down to the collation at 9:30, and did not arise until the hours 
were getting large on the other side of Sunday. Brother Edward Dex- 
ter, of Milwaukee, made us a capital toastmaster, and brother Spencer, 
of Chicago, responded to the first toast, * 'Sigma Chi." Brother Schempf 
then toasted the ** Genus Goat," and was followed by an interesting 
picture talk of brother Morgan's on "The Coming Woman." Brother 
Kemper responded to the ** Chapter Life," and brother Myers toasted 
"Our College Home." Brother Slichter, our representative in the uni- 
versity faculty, then toasted "The University." Bros. Martin Rindlaub, 
Louis T. Hill, Heber Tibbitts, Howard Morrisson, Poyntelle Kemper, 
R. C. Latimer, Henry Morgan, and William Woodward were the alumni 
who sat down with the active chapter. 

Monday night following saw an informal dance at the chapter house, 
after which several of our members adjourned, on special invitation, to 
the Chi Psi dance across the road. Tuesday night saw the first class 
play entirely acted by men, brother Warner, one of our Seniors, making 
a charming girl. 

On Thursday next the Commencement exercises take place. We 
lose this year by graduation brother Warner from the Hill and brother 
Myers from the law school. Both men will be greatly missed by the 
boys, and we shall not soon find as good brothers or as true advisers as 
the two departing ones. 

The first week in next term we hope to have a triple swing, and 
would be very glad if any Sigs traveling in our vicinity would be pres- 
ent. 

Brother Warner and brother Sheldon represented us in the inter- 
fraternity boat race at the spring regatta. Probably the greatest victory 
the university has had for many years was the defeat of the Delaware 



36o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

crew of Chicago by the 'varsity crew on June 14. It was a pretty race 
from start to finish, and when we won the assembled Sigs united in the 
deafening cheers. David Atwood. 

Madison, Wis., June 19, 1895. 

ALPHA PI— ALBION COLLEGE. 

Albion College has just t:rowned the most successful year in her his- 
tory with an ideal Commencement. Especial interest has attached to 
the exercises of Commencement week this year because of the auspi- 
cious weather, the excellent work done by the graduating class in all 
their public programs and the special programs of the quinquennial 
year of the literary societies. This custom of quinquennial reunions, 
with appropriate exercises, was founded by the societies fifteen years 
ago and has constantly grown in interest since. The outlook for Albion 
College for next year is unusually good, for besides placing another year 
of successful history to her credit, she has done much judicious adver- 
tising. 

Alpha Pi has had a year of unbroken progress. Starting with six- 
teen active members, and initiating six during the year, she has easily 
set the pace in college life. Aware of the fact that chapter prosperity 
is founded not on numerical strength, but rather on the individual worth 
of each brother, every active son of Alpha Pi has looked well to his own 
laurels, and in this way the chapter's history for the year has been given 
no uncertain sound, for it is punctuated with glorious achievements. 

We lose only one — E. C. Dunning — by graduation. Brother Dun- 
ning has been active and influential in college life during his whole 
course, and as class orator for '95 gave an oration on ** Demosthenes 
and Wendell Phillips" which was the feature of the class day programs. 

Because of the unusually large number of programs this Commence- 
ment, and for other reasons, we decided, early in June, not to have our 
annual Commencement banquet this year, and we gave an informal 
spread to our. ladies about three weeks ago. The program, with which 
we succeeded in getting a large number of our alumni here and making 
them happy, was an initiation, which was conducted at a camp- ground 
four miles from the city during the night which followed Tuesday, June 
25. The whole party, riding home through the dispersing darkness, 
welcomed the approach of day with songs as merry and sweet and soul- 
stirring as those of the birds — their only rivals. We take pleasure in 
introducing the initiates: Fred Perine, '98, and W. S. Shipp, '99. 

Albion, Mich., June 28, 1895. Ernest Burnham. 



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ALPHA SIGMA— UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. 

The close of the college year at the University of Minnesota left 
Alpha Sigma chapter in better shape than she had been during the year. 
Division in the ranks as to the sort of men wanted rendered the chapter 
practically inactive and was the cause of a fruitless rushing season, so 
that we went almost through the year without taking in a new man. 
Matters came to a crisis, and when the majority decided to run things, 
two of the most active members gave notice of their withdrawal from 
the chapter. This was about the beginning of the spring term. From 
that time forth harmony prevailed, and by hard work two new men of 
the academic department were added to our numbers. We are glad to 
introduce to the general fraternity the victims — George Finlayson and 
Lester Daniel. Finlayson is president of the general athletic associa- 
tion of the university, and last year played center rush on the football 
team. He will be a Senior of the classical course the coming year, and 
has a reputation as a good student as well as an all-around athlete. He 
will follow his academic work with a full course in the law school. 
"Fin," as he is familiarly called, is a self-made man, and one whose 
prospects for the future are bright. He has lots of ambition, and has 
yet to find the thing he cannot succeed in doing. Lester Daniel, our 
second initiate, is a member of the Freshman class, and is pursuing the 
engineering course. He stood off the chapter for nearly a year, but 
finally was compelled to succumb. He has a gift of making friends, 
and we think will materially help us in winning souls for our cause. 

With the addition of these two men, the spirits of the old-timers 
were greatly raised. By united efforts during the coming year, we 
expect to get Alpha Sigma on its legs again. The credit of keeping 
alive the chapter at all is due to several of the old members, who have 
stood by the struggling few with great earnestness. We hope to begin 
the next year with nine, possibly ten, men in college. Nearly all of 
them, however, will graduate at the next Commencement. Six of these 
are to be Seniors in the law school. 

The Senior promenade was well attended by Sigs this year, the 
chapter, active and alumni, being out en masse. It was an eye-opener 
to the other fraternities, who had begun to look upon Alpha Sigma as 
defunct. Their surprise is yet to be increased if nothing unforeseen 
happens. Jesse Van Valkenburg. 

Minneapolis, Minn., July 9, 1895. 



362 FHE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

SIXTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA EPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

The school year is over, and as a chapter we can look back and say 
most heartily that the year has not been a failure in any respect. 

Alpha Epsilon had no graduates this year, the two members of the 
class of *95 who were initiated both having left school in their Sopho- 
more year. The graduating exercises closed June 12 with an able 
address by Rev. Dr. Frank Gunsaulus, of Chicago. There were ninety 
graduates — the largest number this institution has ever sent out. 

The glee and banjo clubs made a very successful tour of the state in 
May. Brothers Hebard and Langworthy are on the glee club, and 
brother Packard is on the banjo club. On the Iowa trip the baseball 
team beat Grinnell College, and were beaten by the Universit}' of Iowa 
in a fourteen inning game by a score of 4 to 5. Brothers Packard and 
King are on the baseball team. 

The competitive drills were held May 25. The results were: Co. 
"B," Cadet Capt. Elliott, first place; Co. '*C," Cadet Capt. Beardsley, 
Cadet I St Lieut. Elliott in command, second place and captain*s sword; 
Companies '*A" and '*D** taking, respectively, third and fourth places. 
Under Lieut. J. J. Pershing's training the battalion has reached a high 
degree of proficiency, and the officers from Fort Omaha, who came as 
judges, spoke high words of praise. 

The Sophomore fraternity of Theta Nu Epsilon has recently entered 
the university with fifteen charter members, among whom are brothers 
Andrews, Packard, Hawksworth, and Pulis. The law fraternity of Phi 
Delta Phi made its appearance with eighteen charter members a few 
days before school closed. 

Dr. Geo. E. MacLean of the University of Minnesota has accepte 
the call of the regents to succeed Chancellor James A. Canfield, wh 
takes the presidency of the Ohio State University. The new chancello 
is a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Alpha Epsilon has closed the year in a most prosperous conditio 
and with the brightest prospects for next year, when we will have fo 
teen active members in school. Chas. C. Pulis. 

Lincoln, Neb., June 23, 1895. 

ALPHA UPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

Alpha Upsilon, in writing for the last time this year to the Qlt^^j?. 
TERLY, is happy to announce that, since the May letter was sent, the/« 
have been added to her roll two new names. We take great pleasure 




LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 363 

in having brought into the fraternity David H. McCartney, '98, and 
Foster C. Wright, '99. These two gentlemen, we are sure, will be a 
strong support to the chapter and worthy brothers. Our plans for the 
campaign of '95-*96 are not all clearly defined as yet, but our hopes are 
large of doing great things. 

The principal stir we have made in the social world lately has been 
the annual reception, given by Alpha Upsilon on the twenty-ninth of 
May. The affair took place in the Masonic Hall, and brought out the 
best society people connected with the university. Brother F. G. Teed, 
Kappa, '73, presided at the supper table as toastmaster, and numerout 
were the excellent toasts given. The entertainment was a success in 
every way. A number of very pleasant **At Homes" have been enjoyed 
by the Sigs lately; chief among them, those given by Dr. and Mrs. 
Bradley, Miss Florence Tilden, Miss Lulu Johns, and Mrs. Bovard. 
Also the Delta Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta sororities have received 
their Sig friends afternoons of Commencement week. 

The annual banquet of Alpha Upsilon occurred the night of Satur- 
day, June 15. The chapter, alumni, and resident members were num- 
bered among the feasters. Both the dinner and the speeches were con- 
ducted in the most enjoyable manner. 

Commencement week began June 14 with the annual entertainment 
of the Aristotelian Literary Society. Sigma Chi was represented on the 
program in an oration by brother H. L. Martin, '96, and a reading by 
brother D. H. McCartney, '98. The graduating exercises ended the 
college year on Thursday, June 20. Brother Robinson, '92, on that day 
received the degree of M. A. 

The Sigs distinguished themselves on the morning of June 18 by 
making a three o'clock raid upon the preparations for the Theta break- 
fast. The girls, in an unwary moment, ceased their vigilance, when 
the boys of the blue and gold suddenly appeared on the scene and gath- 
ered in the breakfast. The ladies, however, in some manner enticed 
back their eatables before it was too late. 

Alpha Upsilon proposes and strongly favors the addition of Califor- 
nia as an eighth province. This would include, besides Alpha Upsilon 
at the University of Southern California, the two northern chapters — 
Alpha Beta at the state university, and Alpha Omega at Stanford. We 
'wrould also suggest for Grand Praetor a man suited in every way for the 
office — Freeman G. Teed, Kappa, '73, president of Los Angeles city 
council. Brother Teed has done much for fraternity work in the state, 
and we have found him in all matters a loyal Sigma Chi. 

We have enjoyed visits during Commencement from brothers D. C. 



364 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Porter, '93; £. £. Hall, '93; Thomas Robinson, '92; and D. L. Arnold, 
Alpha Upsilon and Alpha Omega, '95. 

The boys of Alpha Upsilon are hoping that the labors of the grand 
chapter will be productive of much good and wish that body every pos- 
sible success. F. C. M. Spencer. 

Los Angeles, Calif., June 22, 1895. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

• ETA—UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

Our Commencement exercises are over. The largest body of visitors 
that ever came to the university, including nearly all of the prominent 
men of the state, assembled on June 4 to hear the address of Postmaster 
General William L. Wilson. 

Besides the extraordinary' outburst of football enthusiasm, something 
new, in the way of fraternities, has marked the progress of the closing 
session. Theta Nu Epsilon, designated by some "fraternity of frater- 
nities," has made its appearance, and caused quite a stir among the 
student body. Brother T. C. Kimbrough was one of the founders of it 
in this institution, and we are further represented in brothers Evans and 
Roane. 

With the close of the session we lose brother T. C. Kimbrough, who 
graduates, and who for four years has been our strong right arm; to 
whom we have always looked for support and defense. In him we lose 
one whose place cannot be ^ed. and whose fraternal love and enthusi- 
asm shall ever remain with us to inspire us and to urge us on to nobler 
efforts and higher aims. He will probably reside at Greenwood, Miss. 

We have parted for the summer, with many good resolves to labor 
for Sigma Chi. with plans for her success and prosperity. The past 
session has been a most happy one for Eta: and, despite the proverb 
"Fools tell what they intend to do.'* we intend to make her future 
brighter than her past. Duke M. Kimbrough. 

University, Miss.. June 10. 1S95. 

.\1.PHA XU— UXlVERSmr OF TEXAS 

Although Alpha Nu has sent no letter for this number of the Quar- 
terly, it has sent an illusyation of its present membership, which is 
printed herewith. Reading from 1^ to right, in regular order, the men 

on the top row are: W, H. Richardson, Jr., Madison H. Benson, 

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J. R. Taylor, E. Dick Slaughter, Jno. R. Lockett, and J. Bouldin Rec- 
tor; on the bottom row: F. Chas. Hume, A. J. Clopton, Branch Smith, 
and J. Will Tobin. 

ALPHA OMICRON— TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

On June 20 the university closed one of the most prosperous years 
of its existence. During the interval of time between the date of our 
last letter and the one mentioned above several things worthy of men- 
tion have taken place. 

The spring games were held on our own track and were as great a 
success as usual. The Sigs were unrepresented, except in the relay 
class race, so there is nothing to report. Tulane's track athletic team 
of four men secured third place at the Vanderbilt meet. Considering 
all the circumstances, this is generally conceded to be an excellent 
showing. Prospects are bright for a good football team in the fall, and 
we expect to be represented on this by one or two men. Brother 
Waterman has won the tennis championship in singles of the university, 
the finals having been played about a week ago. 

This year a sketch club was organized, and brother H. K. Payne 
was elected as its president and brother James Parker its secretary. 

Our bi-monthly literary magazine, the Tulane ColUgian, has passed 
an extremely successful period of its career under the supervision of 
brother Wirt Howe, its editor-in-chief. Brother Carr^ was the financial 
secretary of the Collegian, and brother Wm. Hay ward assistant business 
manager. The elections of the Collegian officers for next year were held 
shortly before college closed, and upon the consent of the stockholders 
the offices of business manager and financial secretary were combined, 
brother Hayward being elected unanimously to fill that position, and 
brother Monroe to represent the Junior class. Brother Wm. A. Dixon 
was elected as recording secretary of the Collegian, and will also be the 
business manager of the Tulane weekly, the College Spirit, for '95-* 96. 

The new buildings of the university have added wonderfully to the 
interest and enthusiasm of the boys in all college affairs, and this session 
of '94-'95 was ended with an unusual show of spirit. For the first time 
in the history of Tulane we held a regular Commencement week, Senior 
class day, tennis tournaments, medal contests, Commencement hop and 
the Commencements proper of the Tulane and Newcomb — the young 
ladies' department — filling out the entire time. 

Tuesday, June 18, was Senior class day at Tulane. Our only two 
Sigs in *95 are brothers Howe and Carr^, both of whom were among the 
five who were graduated **with distinction," and were also Commence- 



366 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ment speakers. On class day brother Carr6, besides being the vice- 
president of the class, was class orator, and brother Howe was the class 
poet. 

This year the first debate for the Carnot Medal was held. This 
medal is donated by Baron de Coubertin, and the winning of it is one 
of the greatest honors within the reach of a student. Brother Howe 
proved all we hoped for him, and is now the possessor of the golden 
trophy. He followed the example set by brother J. C. Dixon last year, 
and won the Glendy Burke English Essay Medal, and gave evidence of 
the spirit of progress by also securing for himself the Judah Touro 
Ancient History Medal. 

Alpha Omicron cannot help but feel proud of the record of her two 
graduates, and is only too sorry to lose the services of these two loyal 
Sigs. Their sound advice will be much missed at the opening of col- 
lege. Brother Carr6 expects to study for the ministry at Vanderbilt, 
and brother Howe will in all probability go to Harvard, where he will 
eventually take up law. 

It is possible that we shall lose one or two other men, but most of 
the chapter expect to return and, with renewed vigor, take up again the 
glorious cause. Our prospect for men in the fall is extremely good. 
We have been thinking of several for some time, whom we consider 
worthy of Sigma Chi, and without doubt Alpha Omicron will do herself 
as much credit in the future as in the past. 

In the meantime the convention is to take place, and we expect to 
be represented. May much be accomplished for the advancement of 
the fraternity. William A. Dixon. 

New Orleans, June 30, 1895. 

ALPHA PSI— VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

Vanderbilt University has had a very prosperous year. A new med- 
ical college has been built at a cost of iJ6o,ooo. One hundred and fifty- 
five students graduated at the end of the various sessions: fifteen post- 
graduates, eighteen academic, six engineering, twelve theological, four 
law, fifty-one medical, eight pharmacy, and forty-one dental. We suf- 
fered a severe loss by the death of Dr. Landon C. Garland, our beloved 
chancellor emeritus ^ but our new chancellor — Dr. James H. Kirkland — 
will amply fill the place made vacant by the death of Dr. Garland. 

Several new advances along the lines of college life have been made, 
' among which may be mentioned the establishment of our annual inter- 
collegiate debate with the University of the South, and an annual 
southern intercollegiate field day with the best colleges in the south. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 367 

We have been very successful in field sports. Out of eight games 
played the football team won seven, scoring 246 points to opponents' 
20. The baseball team won four out of seven games. On the annual 
field day Vanderbilt woa more medals than any two of the colleges rep- 
resented. We had a very successful gymnasium exhibition team. Much 
interest has been taken in tennis, there being three clubs, one of which 
is a Sigma Chi organization and the only exclusive fraternky tennis club 
in the university. 

Alpha Psi has held her usual high rank the past scholastic year. At 
the beginning of the first term we were fortunate in our selection of 
Freshmen. Then came our many athletic, literary, and oratorical hon- 
ors, and our good fortune did not desert us during the nine months. It 
is only with an unblushing countenance that the writer presents our 
success, for some may think Alpha Psi egotistical. Nevertheless, our 
sister chapters will be glad to know what we have done in fraternity and 
college life the past year. 

Our brother in the faculty. Dr. Wm. L. Dudley, was elected dean of 
the new medical college. He is also president of the Southern Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Association, and of the Vanderbilt Athletic Associa- 
tion. In college journalism we have been more prominent than any 
three fraternities at Vanderbilt. Brother Overton edited the Hustler to 
the great satisfaction of the faculty and the whole student body. Bro. 
Brewer's * * Wheat and Chaff " columns in the Observer were the best 
articles contributed by the editorial .staff. He also won the twenty-five 
dollar prize for the best article contributed during the year. Brother 
Mclntyre won the prize for the best critique of the year. Brother 
Edwards and the scribe were frequent contributors — in fact, we have 
almost monopolized the magazine, having forty per cent, of all articles 
published. In oratorical contests we have had our fair share. Brother 
Overton was one of the intercollegiate debaters for Vanderbilt. Many 
of our Sigs have been prominent in the literary societies as officers and 
members. Brothers Reed and Mclntyre represented us on the glee 
club, and brother Lovelace on the banjo, mandolin, guitar and glee 
clubs. We have had one instructor from the chapter this year; brother 
Connell was fellow in physics. This was an unusual honor, as never 
before had an undergraduate been given a fellowship at Vanderbilt. In 
the boxing and bicycle clubs, the Y. M. C. A., class organizations, etc., 
we took a leading part. We have been at the front in athletics. Bro. 
Connell was full-back on the Varsity, and is captain for next year. 
Brothers Henry and Lee were on the baseball team. On the annual 
field day brother Connell won first record for the standing broad jump, 



368 IHE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

and got a place in the shot-putting. Brother Richardson got a medal 
for the half mile run, and was manager of the gymnasium team. In the 
annual gymnasium exhibition brother Connell won the heavyweight 
boxing and wrestling championships of the university, and the writer 
the middleweight boxing championship. Brother Lane got the light- 
weight boxing championship. Brother Dunbar won the tennis tourna- 
ment in the doubles, and is official athletic scorer for next year. 

Our Commencement was a fine affair. Dr. Chauncey M. Depew 
delivered the address before the literary societies to an audience of 
fifteen hundred people. Brother Mclntyre graduated with the degree 
of M.A. ; brothers Overton and Reed took A.B., and brother Rhea B.E. 

The chapter gave a boat trip up the Cumberland river on a chartered 
steamer in the latter part of May. Many young ladies, several alumni, 
and friends were present. Refreshments were served, a band was on 
board, and quite an enjoyable time was the result. 

The prospects of the chapter for next year are very good. We shall 
have from twelve to fifteen men back, and are already casting about for 
suitable spiking material. Altogether, we have had a year for which we 
can be both proud and thankful. 

Brother T. D. Mclntyre is Alpha Psi's delegate to the grand chapter 
at Cincinnati in July. C. W. Jonks. 

Nashville, Tenn., June i8, 1895. 



Iiettetrs ffom Alumni Chapteirs. 

ANNUAL DINNER OF THE NEW YORK ALUMNI 

CHAPTER. 

The annual dinner of the New York Alumni Chapter was eaten on 
May 29 at Muchinhime's, 59 39th street. Among those present were: 
Shrewsbury B. Miller, A. P. Fisher, A. K. Landis, Thomas Ewing, Jr., 
Dr. Francis A. Scratchley, Chas. L. Smith, of Butte, Montana, A. P. 
Conklin, C. C. Baldwin, Otis A. Wilkinson, Frank Evans, A. P. Smyth, 
G. Edwin Lefevre, Dr. J. J. Kindred and some invited guests. 

An election of officers was held with the following result: President, 
Dr. Francis A. Scratchley, Zeta; vice-president, Rev. John C. S. Weills, 
Original Nu; secretary, A. M. Smyth, Alpha Rho; treasurer, A. P. 
Fisher, Alpha Kappa; executive committee, Otis A. Wilkinson, Mu, 
Thomas Ewing, Jr., Beta, and Rev. Theo. A. K. Gessler, D.D., Kappa. 
Dr. Francis A. Scratchley was elected delegate to the Grand Chapter, 
and was empowered to name his substitute. A. M. Smyth. 

103 North St., New Rochelle, July 10, 1895. 



PERSONALIA. 369 



Peirsonalia. 

Dr. A. A. Young, Eta, '70, is now practicing medicine at Oxford, 
Miss. 

Wiley N. Nash, Eta, '68, is a candidate for the attorney-generalship 
of Mississippi. 

R. T. Hall, Alpha Upsilon, '93, is in the office of the Mt. Lowe 
Railway Company. 

Dr. Elgar Reed, Alpha Upsilon, '90, is proprietor of the Sanitarium 
at Santa Y€ Hot Springs. 

Paul Arnold, Alpha Upsilon, '90, is doing post-graduate work in 
mathematics at Cornell. 

C. Le Roy Parker, B. S., Epsilon, '95, will engage in engineering 
work in the west this summer. 

Arthur L. Wilson, B. A., Epsilon, '94, is a medical student at the 
Columbian University, Washington, D. C. 

John C. Rosborough, Nu, '74, formerly of Senatobia, Miss., is now 
the editor of a newspaper at Brownwood, Texas. 

Albert Dean Currier, Omega and Alpha Theta, sailed in the White 
Star steamship Majestic from New York on May 22. 

Samuel R. Coleman, Eta, '67, is a candidate for representative of 
Madison county in the state legislature of Mississippi. 

The Rev. John A. Wirt, Theta, '74, has been given the degree of 
D.D. by Susquehanna University at Selin's Grove, Pa. 

Rev. Junius B. French, Tau, '79, Sigma Sigma, '83, is now pastor 
of the Broadway Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas. 

Rev. S. P. Dillon, Chi, '71, visited Philadelphia and Boston after 
leaving Chicago, in the interest of the Nebraska su^erers. 

Henry J. Witbeck, Theta Theta, '95, has gone into the firm of Har- 
bridge & Witbeck, dealers in bicycles, 613 W. Madison street, Chicago. 

Norman C. McPherson, Theta, '89, has left the service of the West- 
inghouse Company, Pittsburg, and has accepted an important position 
with the Crawford Bicycle Works, Hagerstown, Md. 



370 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

E. D. Fenner, Alpha Omicron, *88, is lecturer and clinical instructor 
in diseases of children in the medical department of Tulane University. 

D. L. Arnold, Alpha Upsilon and Alpha Omega, '95, has obtained 
an assistant professorship of mathematics at Leland Stanford, Jr., Uni- 
versity. 

M. B. Jones, Lambda Lambda, '93, is now principal of Laurel Sem- 
inary, London, Ky., and is also equipping himself for the practice of 
law. 

Judge B. R. Webb, Eta, '76, was appointed by Gov. Culberson as a 
delegate to the * 'Honest Money Convention," held at Memphis, Tenn., 
June 12-14, 1895. 

Lambda Lambda enjoyed a visit from Judge Irving Halsey, Gamma, 
'60, on June 5. He showed that he was still a Sig by the active part he 
took in the initiation that night. 

Andrew Bradly, LL.B., Epsilon, '93, was awarded by the faculty of 
the Columbian University law school, from which he graduated this 
year, the prize of twenty dollars for his essay. 

Richard Chute, Alpha Sigma, expects to leave the University of 
Minnesota for Williams College with the beginning of the next college 
year. He will be a decided loss to Alpha Sigma. 

William Hoyt, one of the charter members of Alpha Sigma, now of 
Duluth, Minn., was at the University of Minnesota for a visit this 
spring, and, as ever, his badge was worn by his companion. 

Rev. C. B. Edson, Chi, '89, has been gratified by having 97 members 
added to his church in Chicago since he took charge of it last Decem- 
ber. Its name was changed on May 12 to the Monroe Street Church. 

George Taylor, Chi, '86, is spending a part of his vacation in Madi- 
son and Hanover, Indiana, his former homes. He has been principal 
of the high school at Grafton, Illinois, for the past two years. 

H. K. Brent — formerly a student at the State College of Kentucky, 
also a charter member of Lambda Lambda, but now attending school 
at Harvard — is soon expected to return to his home in Lexington, Ky., 
for the summer. 

Arthur Church, Alpha Sigma, who graduated from the academic 
department of the University of Minnesota in 1891, winning the honor 
of Phi Beta Kappa, will return to the law school of that institution in 
September. 



PERSONALIA, 371 

Prof. Oscar John Craig, Xi, *8i, who has been professor of political 
economy and history in Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., since 1886, 
has just accepted the presidency of Montana State University at Mis- 
soula. 

Donald P. McPherson, Theta, '89, was graduated from the law 
department of Harvard at the recent Commencement. He will form a 
partnership with his brother, John B. McPherson, Theta, '83, and will 
settle in Gettysburgh, Pa. 

Charles S. Priestly, M. D., Eta, '70, presided at the recent meeting 
of the Mississippi State Medical Association at Jackson, Miss., he being 
the retiring president of that body, and Jesse S. Montgomery, M. D., 
Eta, '68, being vice-president. 

T. S. Shelby, Lambda Lambda, '96, has been appointed first assis- 
tant deputy collector, seventh district, Lexington, Ky. Judging by 
**Tim*s" active work in fraternity life, we feel that he is well fitted for 
the position and will be a success. 

R. J. Barr, formerly Kappa Kappa, later of Theta Theta, delivered 
the presentation speech on the occasion of the Senior law class of the 
University of Michigan giving to the law department, as a memorial, a 
bronze bust of Judge Thos. M. Cooley. 

Rev. Clarence G. Reynolds, Beta, '81, who is pastor of the Goodrich 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minn., received a call recently 
to the First Presbyterian Church of Joliet, 111. We are unable to state 
whether he has decided upon the change. 

H. B. Schmidt, Zeta Psi, '85, of Cincinnati, suffered a painful wrench 
of his ankle early in April. He has entirely recovered, however, and is 
pushing his engineering specialties. His company has established a 
New York ofiBce and a number of agencies in different cities. 

Fred Townsend, Theta Theta, '88, a member of the bar of Albia, 
Iowa, is also president of the Western Manufacturing Company, of the 
same city. The concern manufactures pumps and agricultural imple- 
ments. Brother Townsend visited Chicago recently on legal business. 

Dr. George N. Acker, Theta, '72, lost his Sigma Chi badge at Warm 
Springs, Va., a few months ago. It was a medium plain one, made 
about 1870. As the doctor has worn it for twenty-five years, it was 
very valuable to him. Any information concerning it will be greatly 
appreciated. The doctor's address is 916 i6th street, N. W., Washing- 
ton, D. C. 



372 THE SIGMA CffI QUARTERLY. 

Thomas Farrar Richardson, Alpha Omicron, '92, has succeeded in 
the competitive examinations, and is now a resident student of the 
Charity Hospital of New Orleans. These positions are open only to 
the medical students of Tulane University, and are much sought after 
by them. 

Rev. Walter H. Reynolds, Beta, '86, of River Forest, 111.; H. Binney 
Morse, Chi, '80, of Philadelphia; and Rev. Charles E. Morse, Chi, '86, 
of Chicago, will leave this month for a six weeks' tour through Great 
Britain, Switzerland, Germany, and France. They may take their 
bicycles. 

General Ben P. Runkle, Alpha, '57, delivered a strong and poetically 
beautiful oration on Decoration Day at Troy, Illinois. It was published 
in full in four columns of the Troy Weekly Call of June 6. When the 
General talks about the boys of '55 or the boys of '61 he is bound to be 
eloquent, for who knows more about each? 

Miami University conferred the title of L. H. D. upon Prof. W. O. 
SprouU, Iota, '69, of the University of Cincinnati. Prof. Sproull received 
Ph. D. from Leipzig in 1877, and LL. D. from Wooster University in 
1890. This year he will take charge of the department of Latin and 
Hebrew at the Bay View, Mich., Summer School. 

Alpha Alpha was fortunate in having present at the recent Com- 
mencement of Hobart College all the men who have been connected 
with the chapter. Among the alumni from a distance were Poyntelle 
Kemper, B.L., '92 (formerly of Alpha Lambda), H. P. Seymour, B.L., 
'94, and brother Burch, '95. Brother Seymour's address for the summer 
will be Clergy House, Milwaukee, Wis. Brother Kemper will spend 
much of the vacation at the summer home of his familv in Waukesha 
county, Wisconsin. 

At the thirty-fifth annual session of the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church, which convened in Dallas, Texas, on May 16, the 
following members of the fraternity were commissioners: Rev. S. J. 
McMurry, Alpha Nu, '87, of Laredo, Texas, from the West Texas Pres- 
bytery; Rev. A. R. Cocke, Zeta, '77, of Waynesboro, Va., from the 
Lexington Presbytery; Rev. John S. Lyons, Zeta Zeta, '83, of Louis- 
ville, Ky., from the Louisville Presbytery; Rev. W. E. Cave, Sigma 
Sigma, '76, of Paducah, Ky., from that presbytery. Earle Brougher, 
Eta, '90, who also attended the General Assembly, met, besides the 
above, J. T. Downs, Eta, '69, and M. L. Dye, Eta, '74, who are both 
residents of Dallas. 



PERSONALIA, 373 

Earle Brougher, Eta, '90, delivered the annual address to the literary 
societies of Henry College at Campbell, Texas, June 3, 1895. Subject: 
"Relation of our college men to our government." Brother Brougher 
succeeded recently in reversing for the third time in the Texas Court of 
Criminal Appeals decisions against a client of his who was charged with 
infanticide. The first reversal was on a habeas corpus proceeding, the 
second on an appeal from a plea of guilty, and the third on appeal from 
conviction on the facts, after which the state had to dismiss the prose- 
cution. 

The following New York special of May 14 in the Chicago Evening 
Post concerns Hon. La Fayette Pence, Chi, '77: 

Ex-Congressman Lafe Pence, formerly of Colorado, who is at the Astor House, said: 
"I am out of politics, and I am now in the railroad business. I am now a resident of 
Kinderhook, New York, rather than of Colorado. Although I have left the home of 
populism, I am none the less a populist. In fact, I rather think that most of the fellows 
down this way will be drifting in that direction pretty soon. Bi-metallism must come. 
By it alone can the prosperity of the country be restored. I was elected as a silver 
democrat in 1892. I went into congress on the silver issue, talked there on silver, and 
was licked in 1894. I am still a silver man, and I must say that I am obliged to my 
constituents for retiring me." 

From The Hocking Sentinel of Logan, Ohio, June 13, concerning 
Judge Joseph G. Huffman, Gamma, '68: 

Isaac L. Edwards, the Hocking county murderer, will hang July 19, unless the gov- 
ernor intervenes. The supreme court passed on the case yesterday, overruling Edwards' 
application for a new trial, and affirming the judgment of the lower courts. In view of 
the heinous character of Edwards' crime, the murder being one of the most unprovoked 
and brutal on record, executive interference is regarded as extremely improbable. — 
Columbus Journaly June 13. 

In this connection, while we most sincerely deplore the awful extremity of the 
doomed man and have the hope that executive clemency may yet stay the hangman's 
hand, we take just pride in the pre-eminence the final decree of the supreme court places 
our own Judge Huffman. There has been no criminal trial in the annals of Ohio courts 
in which the findings of the trial judge have been studied with more persistent acumen, 
more scrutinizing eye, more legal ability, with a view to find error, than this case. Yet 
the rulings of Judge Huffman have stood the tests of all the study and investigation of 
untiring, earnest, undismayed counsel, and stand confirmed by the higher and the high- 
est court. As judge, as an embodiment of the impartial law, Judge Huffman, by this 
final decision sustaining him, wins additional honor among the prominent jurists of the 
country. 

The Poughkeepsie, New York, Daily Eagle of May 25 contains an 
extended sketch of the history of Christ Church, with illustrations of it 
and its two Sigma Chi rectors, the late Rev. Henry L. Ziegenfuss and 
Rev. S. A. Weikert, both alumni of Theta. The following are extracts 
from the article: 



374 ^^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

This brings us to the long and prosperous rectorship of the late Dr. Henry L,. 
Ziegenfuss, who came here in 1874 from St. James Church. Hyde Park. He had been 
previously a Lutheran (as was also the present rector. Mr. Weikert), and was pastor of 
the Third Lutheran Church at Rhinebeck from 1869 until 1872, when he applied for 
orders in the Episcopal church. Dr. Ziegenfuss was greatly beloved by the people of 
his parish, and his death in the very prime of his usefulness, February 8. 1894, is so 
recent as to be still felt by them all as a personal sorrow. Under his care the church 
continued to prosper, and his broad-hearted sympathy endeared him to the people of the 
city generally. The events of his rectorship are so recent that everybody remembers 
them. When the Diocese of New York was divided into arch-diaconates Dr. Ziegenfuss 
became archdeacon of Dutchess. 

Everybody also remembers how the beautiful new church was built, the comer-stone 
being laid September 25, 1887. The building cost about Si 20, 000, more than half of 
which was given by the late Albert Tower, who had been deeply interested in the church 
for many years, and was one of the vestrymen. The old burying-ground, where the new 
church stands, was fifteen years ago a veritable forest, the big trees and underbrush so 
thick that one could scarcely find the grave-stones. It had once been on the outskirts of 
the city, but before Mr. Ziegenfuss came here the streets all around it were pretty well 
built up, and in 1871 the common council voted that there should be no more burials 
there. Then for some years the place was entirely neglected, and it became a serious 
problem to the church what to do with it. A high picket fence surrounded it, but this 
did not prevent the small boys in the neighborhood from making it a playground. Some 
sections were so densely overgrown that they were popularly supposed to be haunted, 
and many a ghost story has come from the ' ' Old English Burying-Ground. " as it was 
called. The people of the church talked of selling it. From time to time some of the 
graves were opened and the remains taken to the rural cemetery. Finally, when it 
became necessary to build a new church, it was happily decided to build it on the ceme- 
tery ground. In July, 1887, excavations began, and the space on which the church was 
to be built was cleared, and the bodies buried there removed. The work was carried on 
under the supervision of Mr. Gibson, who was the sexton for many years, and has beeo 
connected with the church since he came here in 1852. The big trees were cut down, 
the underbrush and the tangled ivy and myrtle cleared away, and gradually the grounds 
began to assume their present appearance, as one of the most beautiful spots in the city. 
The new church is one of the handsomest in the country. One never passes or enters it 
without feeling a sense of personal satisfaction in its beautiful proportions and surround- 
ings. 

Many of the parishioners clung with strong affection to the old church on Church 
and Market streets, which had been so long a landmark in the city. As Dr. Ziegenfuss 
beautifully expressed it in his last sermon in the old church, in May, 1888, "This build- 
ing, though old and weatherbeaten, and sadly marred, is dearly loved by many a one o£. 
us. Here, at that font, you and yours were dedicated to the service of the Crucified. 
Here his mark was placed upon your brows. Hither, in later years, you came to ratify 
and confirm that baptismal cgvenant made for you or by you. Here many a man and 
woman of you long ago linked together life-long affection and fortune. In the preaching 
of God's word, in the administration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper blessed, 
inspirations have come to you, and many and many a time words of comfort have broaght::^^ 
to your hearts the peace of God, which passeth all understanding. Ah, yes, the old.^ 
place is dear to you, but it is old, and the time came, when restoration seemed unwise^^ 
and reconstruction alone justified. " 



MARRIAGES. 375 

The new church was consecrated on Tuesday. May 15, 1888. Bishop Scarborough, 

'who had been seven years in Poughkeepsie as rector of the church of the Holy Comforter 

established 1859, the result of Christ Church mission work), preaching the sermon. 

* * 

The sad death of Ven. Archdeacon Ziegenfuss has already been referred to. His 
funeral was held at the church he had served so well Sunday, February 11. 1894, Bishop 
Potter officiating, assisted by Rev. Dr. Omstead. of Rhinebeck; Rev. R. F. Crary, of 
Holy Comforter church; Rev. Dr. Ti£Fany, of Zion and Timothy church. New York; 
Rev. Mr. Weills, chaplain of Sing Sing prison; Rev. M. Evarts, of Wappingers Falls, 
and Rev. S. A. Weikert. of Pine Plains. Contrary to the usual custom. Bishop Potter 
paid a warm tribute to the life and services of the dead. 

Rev. S. A. Weikert, the present rector of the church, was a classmate and a lifelong 
friend of Dr. Ziegenfuss. and it seemed peculiarly appropriate that he should take charge 
of the church during the illness of his friend. He was so well liked that he was called 
to take the rectorship of the church. He was formally installed April i of the same 
year. He was bom in Littletown. Pa., and was graduated from Pennsylvania College at 
Gettysbnrgh in 187 1. receiving also the Master of Arts degree in 1874, after a three 
years' course at the Theological Seminary at Gettysburgh. He was then ordained to the 
Lutheran ministry, and has been pastor of the Lutheran churches at Ghent and at Red 
Hook. A few years ago he and bis wife were received into communion with the Episco- 
pal church, and he then received orders in the church. Previous to coming to Pough- 
keepsie he was for a time rector of the Episcopal church at Pine Plains. He is an able 
preacher, and under his rectorship the congregation at the new church has continued to 
grow so as to tax its utmost capacity. 

The musical services at the church, under the able direction of Mr. E. W. Valentine, 
have been greatly developed. There is a large vested choir of fifty mixed voices. 

MARRIAGES. 

A. R. Bryan, the «*kid** of Alpha Sigma, has set a good example to 
the older members by getting married. The happy bride was Miss 
Mary Turner, of Minneapolis, Minn., and the wedding trip included a 
trip to California via Chicago. The marriage of brother Frank Mer- 
chant to Miss Grace Michaud, also of Minneapolis, followed the preced- 
ing event by a single day. 

RUTER W. SPRINGER, OMEGA, 89. 

The Washington Star of June 6, 1895, contains the following account 
of the wedding of Ruter W. Springer, Omega, '89, who was so largely 
instrumental in organizing the Washington Alumni Chapter: 

A very beautiful wedding was that last night at the Metropolitan Church of Miss 

Gertrude Lynch and Chaplain Ruter W. Springer, U. S. A. Both official and resident 

ociety were well represented in the throng of friends who witnessed the impressive cere- 

lony, at which Bishop Hurst officiated, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Hugh Johnson. 

round the platform and pulpit palms and plants and pink and white roses were massed, 

aldng an e£Fective background for the bridal party. The ushers were Mr. John S. 

ack and Mr. Otis McG. Howard [Omega. '89], of Chicago, Rev. Walter Vrooman. of 



376 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Baltimore, and Mr. Frank S. Bright, of this city. They led the bridal procession down 
the aisle, followed by the foar bridesmaids — Miss Catherine Malott, of Indianapolis: 
Miss Elizabeth Parker, of Brooklyn; Miss Hurst and Miss Lutz, of this city, and the 
maid of honor, a yoang cousin of the bride. Miss Muriel Hitt.^of Indianapolis. The 
bride came into church with her father, and, at the head of the aisle, was met by the 
groom and his best man, Mr. Edwin L. Shuman [Omega, '87], of Chicago. 

The bride was elegantly gowned in white satin. The high bodice had a pretty yoke 
efifect of chiffon and point lace. A wreath of orange blossoms and a diamond brooch, 
the gift of the g^oom, held her tulle veil. A white-bound prayer book, from which the 
service was read, and a bouquet of bride roses were carried. The maid of honor was in 
pink organdie over pink silk, with pink satin ribbons, and. like the bridesmaids, carried 
a wreath of pink roses. The bridesmaids' gowns were of white organdie, with pink satin 
ribbon sashes and bows of pink in their hair. 

The reception which followed at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus D. Lynch, 
5 Iowa circle, was attended by the intimate circle of friends of Judge and Mrs. Springer, 
as well as of the bride' s parents. The large bay window was massed with palms, and 
the entire parlor suite was fragrant with roses, arranged in large clusters of pink and 
white at all points. In the bay window bower Chaplain and Mrs. Springer received 
congratulations. Later in the evening the couple departed for a bndal trip and will 
reach their home at Fort Thomas, Newport. Ky., about the latter part of the month. 
Among the out-of-town relatives who came on for the wedding and are the guests of Mr. 
and Mrs. Lynch are Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Mason, of Denver; Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Hitt. 
of Chicago; Mr. Geo. C. Hilt and Mr. A. L. Mason [Xi. '79], of Indianapolis; Mrs. 
Dunlop and Mr. and Mrs. William Disston. of Philadelphia. 

OBITUARY. 

LEGH RICHMOND MYERS, THETA, '72. 

L. Richmond Myers* death, which occurred at Bethlehem, Pa., on 
May 25, is a sad loss to Theta chapter and to Sigma Chi. He was a 
member of the New York Alumni Chapter and took an active interest in 
the revival of Alpha Rho at Lehigh University. He was a liberal con- 
tributor toward the building of Theta's lodge. Brother Myers was a 
delegate to and Grand Pro-Consul of the Eighth Grand Chapter which 
met in Philadelphia in 1870. He was a brother of Wm. B. Myers, Phi, 
'82, and a cousin of George M. Walter, Theta, '82. The following 
sketch of his life is from the Easton, Pa., Daily Express of May 27: 

L. Richmond Myers, a well-known member of the Northampton county bar, died 
suddenly Saturday afternoon at his home at Bethlehem. Last fall he spent several 
weeks abroad consulting the best physicians in France and Germany. He returned 
improved, but on Friday was again taken ill. 

He married one of the daughters of the late Francis Weiss, who survives hira. The 
deceased is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: George H. Myers, J. 
Upton Myers, William B. Myers, and Mrs. Frederick Mattes, of Bethlehem, and Mrs. 
Ellis, of Pottsville. 

Mr. Myers was one of the most popular members of the bar of Northampton county, 
whose genial, courteous manners and unfailing kindness had endeared him to all who 



OBITUARY. 377 

knew him. Mr. Myers was but 45 years of age, in the prime of his manhood, and every 
sorronnding of his life was calculated to make it a pleasant and happy one — except that 
for some months past good health, that chiefest of all its blessings, was denied him. He 
had wealth and friends and all the advantages of well-chosen literature to instruct and 
entertain his cultivated mind. 

He traveled much, and sought in change of clime to regain the health which, in this 
trying climate, had been undermined. He had so far succeeded that it was understood 
he was in a fair way toward recovery. At the last session of our Civil Court he was 
there to look after the interest of a client whose case was on the list, and at that time 
was congratulated on his returning health by members of the bar who met him. But 
who can control his fate? Even then his days were numbered, and there remained for 
him but a little measure of time, before he should come face to face with the immensities 
of eternity. He said, at that time, he was going to give up the practice of the law and 
had tried his last case, intending henceforth to devote himself altogether to the task of 
recovering his health. "He had tried his last case" and the task he proposed for himself 
was but a very short one. He passed beyond the pain and the uncertainty of the struggle 
for life on Saturday last, and from pain and suffering into rest. 

Richmond Myers came to the Northampton county bar from the county of Schuyl- 
kill, and was admitted here in August, 1879. Though he did not devote much time or 
attention to the practice of the law he showed on the rare occasions when he had matters 
before the court that he had been a diligent student and was well versed in legal princi- 
ples. He was always a cheerful, pleasant companion, a fair antagonist, and exactly just 
and upright in all his dealings with the court and with his clients. In his death the legal 
profession loses a worthy member, the bar of Northampton county one of its brightest 
ornaments, and the borough of Bethlehem a most highly respected and influential citizen. 
His death adds one more to the list of those worthy members of a bar always famous for 
its excellent and honorable lawyers who have passed from life to death, and he will long 
be remembered by those who knew him as one of the kindest, brightest, most genial and 
courteous among them all. 

At 11:15 ^bis morning J. B. Kemmerer, Esq., formally notified the court of Mr. 
Myers' death and moved an adjournment out of respect to the deceased's memory. 
Judge Scott stated that it had been with some degree of surprise that he had learned 
during the morning of Mr. Myers' death. He was grieved, but grateful that the bench 
might pay respect to the memory of one who was his personal friend for many years. 
.His Honor had known Mr. Myers' health had been failing for severdl years, but had 
learned lately that it was improving and had hoped the improvement would be perma- 
nent. Judge Scott stated that he had been the associate of the now deceased during the 
last case the latter had fully tried in court. Mr. Myers had so fully and so thoroughly 
prepared his case that nothing was left for his associate but to take up the work he had 
prepared. His Honor's remarks were concluded with a tribute to the integrity of the 
deceased as a man and a lawyer. Out of respect to the deceased, court was adjourned 
until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 

After court had adjourned the members of the bar, on motion of ex-Judge Reeder, 
organized a meeting by electing General W. E. Doster chairman. J. B. Kemmerer, 
who had been chosen secretary of the meeting, offered the following resolutions: 

Whereas, We have heard with profound regret of the death of L. R. Myers, a 
member of the bar of this county, which occurred at Bethlehem, May 25, 1895; and 

Whereas, Our deceased brother endeared himself to his associates by his honorable 
course of practice and kind and courteous disposition, and was recognized as a learned 
and talented lawyer; therefore 



378 



THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



Retolvtd, That the members of the bar attend his faneral at Belblebem o 
day, May 29, al 2 p. ».. in a body. Farther, that the secretary of this n 
a copy of these resolutions to the widow of the decsased. 

Brief eulogistic addresses were made by General Doster, ex-Jndge I 
Cope. Esq.. and Hon. R. E. James, each of whom testified to the iuti^iitj and worlttfli 
the deceased, and the resolutions were then adopted. 



Dr. THOMAS DUDLEY ISOM, 



, ETA. '80. PSI. •%z. 



Sigma Chi Hall, Uhivbrsity, Miu., April 26, 1895. 

Whbrbas, On the ijlh day of April, 1895, the all-wise Being saw fit to nmove boa 
us forever our most worthy brother and friend. Dr. Thos. D. Isom, Jr.; and 

Whbrbas, We sustain a seiions loss in his untimely death, be it 

RiiBlved, That in his death Sigma Chi loses an hollared member, and Etk cbaptsr 
has been bereft of a true and loyal brother, and one of whom rbe felt jattljr proud: be it 

Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt sympathies to the family and relatives of our 
departed brother in this, their great affliction; be tt 

Risehicd, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the dacaosed, aod 
be published in the Oxford Globt, the Oxford Eagit and the Sigma Chi QuAvmi.y. 

T. C. KiMBKODGH. I 

A. G. RoAHB, >■ Cominittcc. 

M, G. EVAHS, ) 



374 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

This brings us to the long and prosperous rectorship of the late Dr. Henry L. 
Ziegenfuss, who came here in 1874 from St. James Church, Hyde Park. He had been 
previously a Lutheran (as was also the present rector, Mr. Weikert), and was pastor of 
the Third Lutheran Church at Rhinebeck from 1869 until 1872, when he applied for 
orders in the Episcopal church. Dr. Ziegenfuss was greatly beloved by the people of 
his parish, and his death in the very prime of his usefulness, February 8, 1894, is so 
recent as to be still felt by them all as a personal sorrow. Under his care the church 
continued to prosper, and his broad-hearted sympathy endeared him to the people of the 
city generally. The events of his rectorship are so recent that everybody remembers 
them. When the Diocese of New York was divided into arch-diaconates Dr. Ziegenfuss 
became archdeacon of Dutchess. 

Everybody also remembers how the beautiful new church was built, the comer-stone 
being laid September 25, 1887. The building cost about S120.000, more than half of 
which was given by the late Albert Tower, who had been deeply interested in the church 
for many years, and was one of the vestrymen. The old burying-ground, where the new 
church stands, was fifteen years ago a veritable forest, the big trees and underbrush so 
thick that one could scarcely find the grave-stones. It had once been on the outskirts of 
the city, but before Mr. Ziegenfuss came here the streets all around it were pretty well 
built up, and in 187 1 the common council voted that there should be no more burials 
there. Then for some years the place was entirely neglected, and it became a serious 
problem to the church what to do with it. A high picket fence surrounded it, but this 
did not prevent the small boys in the neighborhood from making it a playground. Some 
sections were so densely overgrown that they were popularly supposed to be haunted, 
and many a ghost story has come from the ' ' Old English Burying-Ground, " as it was 
called. The people of the church talked of selling it. From time to time some of the 
graves were opened and the remains taken to the rural cemetery. Finally, when it 
became necessary to build a new church, it was happily decided to build it on the ceme- 
tery ground. In July, 1887, excavations began, and the space on which the church was 
to be built was cleared, and the bodies buried there removed. The work was carried on 
under the supervision of Mr. Gibson, who was the sexton for many years, and has been 
connected with the church since he came here in 1852. The big trees were cut down, 
the underbrush and the tangled ivy and myrtle cleared away, and gradually the grounds 
began to assume their present appearance, as one of the most beautiful spots in the city. 
The new church is one of the handsomest in the country. One never passes or enters it 
without feeling a sense of personal satisfaction in its beautiful proportions and surround- 
ings. 

Many of the parishioners clung with strong afifection to the old church on Church 
and Market streets, which had been so long a landmark in the city. As Dr. Ziegenfuss 
beautifully expressed it in his last sermon in the old church, in May, 1888, "This build- 
ing, though old and weatherbeaten, and sadly marred, is dearly loved by many a one of 
us. Here, at that font, you and yours were dedicated to the service of the Crucified. 
Here his mark was placed upon your brows. Hither, in later years, you came to ratify 
and confirm that baptismal covenant made for you or by you. Here many a man and 
woman of you long ago linked together life-long affection and fortune. In the preaching 
of God's word, in the administration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper blessed 
inspirations have come to you, and many and many a time words of comfort have brought 
to your hearts the peace of God, which passeth all understanding. Ah, yes. the old 
place is dear to you, but it is old, and the time came, when restoration seemed unwise 
and reconstruction alone justified. " 



MARRIAGES. 375 

The new church was consecrated on Tuesday, May 15, 1888. Bishop Scarborough, 
who had been seven years in Poughkeepsie as rector of the church of the Holy Comforter 
established 1859, the result of Christ Church mission work), preaching the sermon. 

The sad death of Ven. Archdeacon Ziegenfuss has already been referred to. His 
funeral was held at the church he had served so well Sunday, February 11, 1894, Bishop 
Potter ofiBciating, assisted by Rev. Dr. Omstead, of Rhinebeck; Rev. R. F. Crary, of 
Holy Comforter church; Rev. Dr. Tiffany, of Zion and Timothy church, New York; 
Rev. Mr. Weills, chaplain of Sing Sing prison; Rev. M. Evarts, of Wappingers Falls, 
and Rev. S. A. Weikert, of Pine Plains. Contrary to the usual custom, Bishop Potter 
poid a warm tribute to the life and services of the dead. 

Rev. S. A. Weikert, the present rector of the church, was a classmate and a lifelong 
friend of Dr. Ziegenfuss, and it seemed peculiarly appropriate that he should take charge 
of the church during the illness of his friend. He was so well liked that he was called 
to take the rectorship of the church. He was formally installed April i of the same 
year. He was born in Littletown, Pa., and was graduated from Pennsylvania College at 
Gettysburgh in 1871, receiving also the Master of Arts degree in 1874, after a three 
years' course at the Theological Seminary at Gettysburgh. He was then ordained to the 
Lutheran ministry, and has been pastor of the Lutheran churches at Ghent and at Red 
Hook. A few years ago he and his wife were received into communion with the Episco- 
pal church, and he then received orders in the church. Previous to coming to Pough- 
keepsie he was for a time rector of the Episcopal church at Pine Plains. He is an able 
preacher, and under his rectorship the congregation at the new church has continued to 
grow so as to tax its utmost capacity. 

The musical services at the church, under the able direction of Mr. E. W. Valentine, 
have been greatly developed. There is a large vested choir of fifty mixed voices. 

MARRIAGES. 

A. R. Bryan, the **kid'* of Alpha Sigma, has set a good example to 
the older members by getting married. The happy bride was Miss 
Mary Turner, of Minneapolis, Minn., and the wedding trip included a 
trip to California via Chicago. The marriage of brother Frank Mer- 
chant to Miss Grace Michaud, also of Minneapolis, followed the preced- 
ing event by a single day. 

RUTER W. SPRINGER, OMEGA. '89. 

The Washington Star of June 6, 1895, contains the following account 
of the wedding of Ruter W. Springer, Omega, '89, who was so largely 
instrumental in organizing the Washington Alumni Chapter: 

A very beautiful wedding was that last night at the Metropolitan Church of Miss 
Gertrude Lynch and Chaplain Ruter W. Springer, U. S. A. Both official and resident 
society were well represented in the throng of friends who witnessed the impressive cere- 
mony, at which Bishop Hurst officiated, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Hugh Johnson. 
Around the platform and pulpit palms and plants and pink and white roses were massed, 
making an effective background for the bridal party. The ushers were Mr. John S. 
Black and Mr. Otis McG. Howard [Omega, '89], of Chicago, Rev. Walter Vrooman, of 



376 THE SIGMA CH2 QUARTERLY. 

Baltimore, and Mr. Frank S. Bright, of this city. They led the bridal procession down 
the aisle, followed by the four bridesmaids — Miss Catherine Malott. of Indianapolis; 
Miss Elizabeth Parker, of Brooklyn; Miss Hurst and Miss Lutz, of this city, and the 
maid of honor, a young cousin of the bride, Miss Muriel Hitt,^of Indianapolis. The 
bride came into church with her father, and, at the head of the aisle, was met by the 
groom and his best man, Mr. Edwin L. Shuman [Omega, '87], of Chicago. 

The bride was elegantly gowned in white satin. The high bodice had a pretty yoke 
efifect of chiffon and point lace. A wreath of orange blossoms and a diamond brooch, 
the gift of the g^oom. held her tulle veil. A white-bound prayer book, from which the 
service was read, and a bouquet of bride roses were carried. The maid of honor was in 
pink organdie over pink silk, with pink satin ribbons, and, like the bridesmaids, carried 
a wreath of pink roses. The bridesmaids' gowns were of white organdie, with pink satin 
ribbon sashes and bows of pink in their hair. 

The reception which followed at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus D. Lynch, 
5 Iowa circle, was attended by the intimate circle of friends of Judge and Mrs. Springer, 
as well as of the bride's parents. The large bay window was massed with palms, and 
the entire parlor suite was fragrant with roses, arranged in large clusters of pink and 
white at all points. In the bay window bower Chaplain and Mrs. Springer received 
congratulations. Later in the evening the couple departed for a bridal trip and will 
reach their home at Fort Thomas. Newport, Ky., about the latter part of the month. 
Among the out-of-town relatives who came on for the wedding and are the guests of Mr. 
and Mrs. Lynch are Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Mason, of Denver; Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Hitt, 
of Chicago; Mr. Geo. C. Hitt and Mr. A. L. Mason [Xi. '79], of Indianapolis; Mrs. 
Dnnlop and Mr. and Mrs. William Disston, of Philadelphia. 

OBITUARY. 

LEGH RICHMOND MYERS. THETA. '72. 

L. Richmond Myers* death, which occurred at Bethlehem, Pa., on 
May 25, is a sad loss to Theta chapter and to Sigma Chi. He was a 
member of the New York Alumni Chapter and took an active interest in 
the revival of Alpha Rho at Lehigh University. He was a liberal con- 
tributor toward the building of Theta's lodge. Brother Myers was a 
delegate to and Grand Pro-Consul of the Eighth Grand Chapter which . 
met in Philadelphia in 1870. He was a brother of Wm. B. Myers, Phi, 
*82, and a cousin of George M. Walter, Theta, '82. The following 
sketch of his life is from the Easton, Pa., Daily Express of May 27: 

L. Richmond Myers, a well-known member of the Northampton county bar, died 
suddenly Saturday afternoon at his home at Bethlehem. Last fall he spent several 
weeks abroad consulting the best physicians in France and Germany. He returned 
improved, but on FriJay was again taken ill. 

He married one of the daughters of the late Francis Weiss, who survives hira. The 
deceased is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: George H. Myers. J. 
Upton Myers, William B. Myers, and Mrs. Frederick Mattes, of Bethlehem, and Mrs. 
Ellis, of Pottsville. 

Mr. Myers was one of the most popular members of the bar of Northampton county, 
whose genial, courteous manners and unfailing kindness had endeared him to all who 



OBITUARY. 377 

knew him. Mr. Myers was but 45 years of age, in the prime of his manhood, and every 
surroonding of his life was calculated to make it a pleasant and happy one — except that 
for some months past good health, that chiefest of all its blessings, was denied him. He 
had wealth and friends and all the advantages of well-chosen literature to instruct and 
entertain his cultivated mind. 

He traveled much, and sought in change of clime to regain the health which, in this 
trying climate, had been undermined. He had so far succeeded that it was understood 
he was in a fair way toward recovery. At the last session of our Civil Court he was 
there to look after the interest of a client whose case was on the list, and at that time 
was congratulated on his returning health by members of the bar who met him. But 
who can control his fate? Even then his days were numbered, and there remained for 
him but a little measure of time, before he should come face to face with the immensities 
of eternity. He said, at that time, he was going to give up the practice of the law and 
had tried his last case, intending henceforth to devote himself altogether to the task of 
recovering his health. "He had tried his last case" and the task he proposed for himself 
was but a very short one. He passed beyond the pain and the uncertainty of the struggle 
for life on Saturday last, and from pain and sufifering into rest. 

Richmond Myers came to the Northampton county bar from the county of Schuyl- 
kill, and was admitted here in August, 1879. Though he did not devote much time or 
attention to the practice of the law he showed on the rare occasions when he had matters 
before the court that he had been a diligent student and was well versed in legal princi- 
ples. He was always a cheerful, pleasant companion, a fair antagonist, and exactly just 
and upright in all his dealings with the court and with his clients. In his death the legal 
profession loses a worthy member, the bar of Northampton county one of its brightest 
ornaments, and the borough of Bethlehem a most highly respected and influential citizen. 
His death adds one more to the list of those worthy members of a bar always famous for 
its excellent and honorable lawyers who have passed from life to death, and he will long 
be remembered by those who knew him as one of the kindest, brightest, most genial and 
courteous among them all. 

At 11:15 this morning J. B. Kemmerer, Esq., formally notified the court of Mr. 
Myers* death and moved an adjournment out of respect ft) the deceased's memory. 
Judge Scott stated that it had been with some degree of surprise that he had learned 
during the morning of Mr. Myers' death. He was grieved, but grateful that the bench 
might pay respect to the memory of one who was his personal friend for many years. 
.His Honor had known Mr. Myers' health had been failing for severdl years, but had 
learned lately that it was improving and had hoped the improvement would be perma- 
nent. Judge Scott stated that he had been the associate of the now deceased during the 
last case the latter had fully tried in court. Mr. Myers had so fully and so thoroughly 
prepared his case that nothing was left for his associate but to take up the work he had 
prepared. His Honor's remarks were concluded with a tribute to the integrity of the 
deceased as a man and a lawyer. Out of respect to the deceased, court was adjourned 
until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 

After court had adjourned the members of the bar, on motion of ex-Judge Reeder, 
organized a meeting by electing General W. E. Doster chairman. J. B. Kemmerer, 
who had been chosen secretary of the meeting, offered the following resolutions: 

Whereas, We have heard with profound regret of the death of L. R. Myers, a 
member of the bar of this county, which occurred at Bethlehem, May 25, 1895; ^^^^ 

Whereas, Our deceased brother endeared himself to his associates by his honorable 
course of practice and kind and courteous disposition, and was recognized as a learned 
and talented lawyer; therefore 



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THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



Resolved^ That the members of the bar attend his faneral at Bethlehem on 
day, May 29, at 2 p. m., in a body. Farther, that the secretary of this meeting 
a copy of these resolutions to the widow of the deceased. 

Brief eulogistic addresses were made by General Doster, ez-Jndge Reader, H. C. 
Cope. Esq. , and Hon. R. E. James, each of whom testified to the integrity and worth dl 
the deceased, and the resolutions were then adopted. 

Dr. THOMAS DUDLEY ISOM, Jr.. ETA, 'So. PSI. '83. 

RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY BTA CHAPTER. 

Sigma Chi Hall. University. Miss., April 26, 1895. 

Whereas. On the 25th day of April, 1895, the all-wise Being saw fit to remove 
us forever our most worthy brother and friend, Dr. Thos. D. Isom, Jr. ; and 

Whereas, We sustain a serious loss in his untimely death, be it 

Resolved, That in his death Sigma Chi loses an honored member, and Eta 
has been bereft of a true and loyal brother, and one of whom rhe felt justly prond; bii it 

Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt sympathies to the family and relatives of 
departed brother in this, their great afiSiction; be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, 
be published in the Oxford Globe, the Oxford Eagle and the Sigma Chi Quartbely. 

T. C. KiMBROUGH. \ 

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