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THE 



SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 



A JOURNAL OF 



College anb fraternity? life an^ literature. 



DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF 



The Sigma Chi Fraternity 



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INDEX TO VOLUME XIII. 



PROSE ARTICLES-~GENERAL. 

Alpha Rho Lives Again, The— i9r. Francis A. ScraUhley 15 

Associate Editors, Hints Xo—John B. McPherson 109 

Chapter Houses — Those of Sigma Chi and the Life Therein — Dr, Francis A. 

ScratcUey 221 

Chapter or the Fraternity. The—ICmdall Brooks Cressey 211 

Class of 1868, The (Gamma Chapter) — Charles Ailing, Jr 311 

Coat of Arms, Grand Consul Fendall's Recommendation for a 99 

Columbian Grand Chapter, The — George D. Harper 6 

Convention of the Third Province — George D. Harper » 331 

Delta Delta — ' 'At Home" (Convention of the Fourth Province) — A Delegate 329 

Famham. Dr. Robert — Response at Alpha Rho Inaugural Banquet 24 

Flag, Report of the Committee on 241 

German University Life, A Bit of — H. B. Schmidt 105 

Gessler, D. D., Rev. Theo. A. K.— Response at Alpha Rho Inaugural Banquet 23 

Henshaw, Arthur W.— • • ' ' ' • ' ' 25 

James, Hon. Robt. £. — Welcome at Alpha Rho Inaugural Banquet x6 

Leuckel. Alfred K.— Response at " " " 19 

Mather, Stephen T.— " " " " 20 

Montgomery, Dr. E. E.— " '* " " 21 

McPherson, Jno. B.— " " " " 17 

Myers, Wm. B.— " *' " " 26 

Oxford University — Joseph C. Nate in 

Runkle. General Ben. P. — Response at Banquet of Alpha Upsilon and Los Angeles 
Alumni 341 

Scratchley, Dr. Francis A. — Response at Alpha Rho Inaugural Banquet 26 

Sigma Chi — Its Corner-Stone and Fundamental Principle (a toast response) — Gen. 

Ben, F, Runkle 341 

Song Book, Report of the Committee on : ^' • • • ^45 

Warner, Edward O. — Response at Alpha Rho Inaugural Banquet '//>:,. .'> ^ x9 

Ziegenfuss, Ven. Henry L. — Response at Alpha Rho Inaugural Banquet. . .'.?.v.'. . v ".18 









PROSE ARTICLES-BIOGRAPHIES. 

Booth, Hon. William M. — Mason Bross :. . .:.-.v' J369,** 

Childs. Hon. Geo. W. (editorial) .-.'.* nfi \ 

Collins, Hon. Lorin C. — Charles Ailing^ Jr 322 

HamiltoD, Hon. John M. — Charles Ailing, Jr 313 

Henry, Hon. John A. — Charles Ailing^ Jr 316 

Huffman, Judge Joseph G. — Charles Ailing, Jr.,, 319 

Malone, Esq., Walter 13 

Ripley, LL.D., Chauncey B. (editorial) 117 

• * " " (personalia) 193 

Taylor, Hen. Alfred— ^n^. Theo. A. K. Gessler, D.D 205 

Todd. Esq., James — Charles Ailing, Jr 95 



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Ziegenfuss. S.T.D., Ven. Henry L. (editorial) 120 

• • " (personalia) 195 

—Rev. John C. S. Weills 215 

POETRY. 

Assumption — William C. Ewing 12 

Badge, My — IViliiant C. E^ving 32 

Badge. My— -£. A, Edwards 343 

Florence, Sonnet to—/. B. Taylor 337 

Hell, The S\%'s— Harry S. ColletU 104 

Heracles and Hylas — Marion M. Miller 3 

Nemesis, T\i^— George Nines Gorman 27 

Sigma Chi, Ode to — Harry Lee Martin / 244 

Sigma Chi, A — George Hines Gorman 138 

Sleep — Marion M. Miller 252 

Smile Today — George Hines Gorman 256 

SONGS. 

After Nine — Harry Lee Martin 209 

Anthem of Praise — Geo. D. Harper 11 

Cheerily Every Moment Fleeth — L. K. Garrett 214 

Cross, The—/. A. Holp 330 

Cross Song — Clyde P. Johnson 191 

Dandy Sigma Chis— C. //. Eldridge 213 

Hear the Signal — Fred C. Scheuch 327 

Initiation Hymn — Ruter W. Springer 192 

King Arthur— C^^r^^ D. Harper 210 

Lay of Willie, Th^—Samuel A\ Ireland 14 

Sigma Chi, A Song to — J. A. Holp 352 

Sigs, The — Arthur C. Baldwin 176 

Song, A — Arthur Wheelock Moulton 328 

Song, A — Frank Pierce Whicher 338 

Whom shall We Let In?—/. A. Holp 220 

Wiser Now — A. Y. Bradley 33 

Zeta's Song 346 



./ \;\ /.*:••••• EDITORIALS. 



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* ^ Chapter' Houses 251 

;Qii^pt4r "fetters for the Quarterly 122 

• • KMl^\^x *\Ji^x2xvc& 29 

;^Cti4i)p)ecSb Responsible for Letters to the Quarterly 247 

V y '. ; "Gciit 6f Arms, The 251 

Columbian Grand Chapter, The 28 

Commencement, Thoughts Suggested by 344 

Convention of the Second Province 31 

Delinquent Subscribers 126 

Flag. The Fraternity 31 

Grand Chapter. The Next 250 

Memorabilia 248 

No Chapter should Live unto Itself 124 

Provincial Conventions 126 



Song Book, The New 30, 123 

Three Prominent Alumni Gone 117 

University Review, The 31 

LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS. 

Chicago 127, 253, 347 

Los Angeles (unorganized) 351 

Milwaukee (unorganized) 136 

New York 132, 254, 348 

Philadelphia 130 

Washington 135, 255 

LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 

Alpha 45 150 267 366 

Gamma 45 151 268 — 

Epsilon 34 139 — — 

Zeta — X48 264 362 

Eta 69 — 293 390 

Theta 34 140 257 353 

Kappa 36 141 258 354 

Lambda 50 — 276 373 

Mu 46 151 270 367 

Xi 51 156 277 374 

Omicron 36 — 259 355 

Rho 53 157 279 376 

Chi 54 159 280 377 

Psi 41 — 

Omega 58 161 283 379 

Alpha Alpha 37 142 260 357 

Gamma Gamma 42 149 265 363 

Delta Delta 55 159 280 378 

Delta Chi 56 160 282 — 

2^ta Zeta 47 152 271 368 

2^ta Psi 48 — 272 370 

Eta Eta 38 143 261 — 

TheU Theta 59 162 283 380 

Kappa Kappa 60 163 284 381 

Lambda Lambda — 133 273 372 

Sigma Sigma 43 — 266 365 

Alpha Beta 66 289 

Alpha Gamma 49 154 274 

Alpha Epsilon 66 170 290 387 

Alpha 2:eta 61 164 285 383 

Alpha Theta 39 — — — 

Alpha Iota 62 166 — — 

Alpha Lambda 63 166 286 384 

Alpha Nn 69 — — — 

Alpha Xi — 171 — — 

Alpha Omicron 70 .... 174 294 390 

Alpha Pi 64 167 287 385 



Alpha Rho 40 144 261 358 

Alpha Sigma 65 169 288 386 

Alpha Tan — 150 — — 

Alpha Upsilon 67 172 291 388 

Alpha Phi 40 145 262 359 

Alpha Chi — 146 263 360 

Alpha Psi 71 175 295 392 

Alpha Omega 68 173 292 — 

PERSONALIA. 

General 73 i77 297 . . . . 394 

Marriages 87... 187 307 400 

Obituary 90 193 307 402 

REVIEWS. 

Indiana Criminal Law by W. F. Elliott and C. W. Moores 201 

Steps into Journalism by Edwin L. Shuman 362 

ILLUSTRATIONS. 

Opposite page 
Alpha Beta Chapter 235 

Alpha Iota Chapter. 63 

Alpha Pi Chapter's Lodge 233 

Alpha Zeta Chapter's House 383 

"Arcadia." Home of the Shelbys 311 

"Arcadia," Entrance to 333 

Booth, Hon. William M 339 

Boyle-Hnmphrey Gymnasium, Centre College 331 

Breckinridge Hall, Centre College 335 

Chi Chapter's House 227 

Coat of Arms 99 

Collins, Hon. Lorin C 323 

Ein Blutiger (Wounded) 107 

Fertig! Losl (Ready! Go!) 105 

Flag, The Proposed Sigma Chi 241 

Hamilton, Hon. John M 313 

Hanover College, Views at 229 

Henry, Hon. John A 317 

Hoffman, Judge Joseph G 319 

Hylas and the Water Nymphs 3 

Lambda Lambda Chapter 337 

Malone, Esq., Walter 13 

Oxford — General View iii 

" — Looking East on High Street, etc 113 

" — Magdalen Tower, etc X15 

Ripley, The Late Chauncey B 117 

Taylor, Hon. Alfred 205 

Theta Chapter 353 

Theta Chapter's Lodge 231 

Todd, Esq. , James 95 

Ziegenfuss, S.T.D., The Ven. Henry L 2x5 



VOLUME XIII —No. 1. 



The Sigma Chi Quarterly 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN 



OF 



THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY. 



CIIARLKS ALLING, JR. 

EDITOR-IN-OHIEF. 



NOVEMBER, 1893. 



CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 
1893. 



Dlrecfory of fr>e Slgrrwa^ Cr>i P ra^ien^liy. 

C^T^A^T^ID COILJP^CI 



GRAND CONSUL. 
Hon. Rbginald Fendall Fendall Law Building, Washington, D. C. 

GRAND TRIUMVIRS. 

Grand Quars/or—}osKvii C. Nate Suite 30, Rcajier Block, Chicago. 

Grand Annotator — W. T. A i.dkn L'ox Soo, Chicago. 

Grand Pnrtor (Fifth /Var'iwr^J— Clarf.nc E A. Fiskk 2O9 S. Water St., Chicago. 

GRAND PRiETORS. 

First Province—iiEO. C. Purdy Miridlelo^-n, N. Y. 

Second " —George II. Denny Pantop's Academy, Charlottesville, Va. 

Third " — CIeorce I). Harikr Cor. hitth and Walnut Sts., ( incinnati, O. 

Fourth " —David Todd Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. 

Fifth " — C. A. FisKE 269 S. Water Street, Chicago. 

Sixth ** — John W. Dixon 31 Montgomery Block, Lincoln. Neb. 

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

GRAND TRIBUNE. 
Charles Alling, Jr 1208 — 100 Washington Street, Chicago. 

OFFICIAL JEWELRY AGENT AND GRAND HISTORIAN. 

W. C. Van Bbnschotbn Evanston, III. 

OFFICIAL JEWELERS. 

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

1). L. AuLD 3i>^ N . High Street, Columbus. O. 

George G. Dyer Indianapolis, Ind . 

Bunds & Upmbyer Z2i Wisconsin Street. Milwaukee. Wis. 

CATALOGUE AGENT. 

Joseph C Nate (Grand Qua;stor) Suite 30, Reaper Block, Chicago. 

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, withimt charge, to all members of the Fraternity who subscribe for 
The Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

T^r>e 3lg«>a\ CKl Wua^rierlY* 

A JOURNAL OF COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY LIFE AND LITERATURE. 

Published in the Months ok November, February, May and July. 

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

Subscription, ll.SO per iniium. Single Copies, SO Cents. 

All Exchanges and Literary Communications should be sent to Charles Alling. Jr. 
1208— xoo Washington St.. Chicago. 



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HYLAS AND THE WATER-Tn'MPHS 
Ree poem, Heractei and Half- From Tlic UntvenUy Rcrlcu: 



THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



Vol. XIII. NOVEMBER, 1893. No. i 



HERACLES AND HYLAS 

THEOCRITUS. IDYL XI I L 



Delivered before the Special Columbian Grand Chapter o f Sigma Chi by 

M. M. MiLLBR, Litt. D.. Beta. '8S. 



NOT unto US, dear Nicias, not to us 
Came love the first, with mingled joy and sorrow, 
— ^Though in our young desire we deemed it thus — 
Not first to us seemed beauty beauteous, 

Poor dying men who reck not of the morrow. 

Nay, but Amphytrion's son, mighty to dare 
The lion's leap, so bold and brazen -hearted, 

Once loved young Hylas, of the yellow hair. 

And to the lad with all a father's care 

His lore of might and minstrelsy imparted. 

Together always! — In the mid-noon high. 

When dawn's white chargers flash through Zeus's azure. 
At dark, when timid fledgelings, twittering, eye 
'Ilie smoky beams whereon their mothers fly — 

All that the lad might reach a man's true measure. 

And so when Jason sought the fleece of gold, 
With all the Grecian cities' strength and flower 

Of manhood, with the heroes was enrolled. 

The noble Midean woman's son, the bold 
And matchless Heracles, of god-like power. 

With him went Hylas in the benched boat, 

That, as an eagle o'er the abysm sailing. 
Swooped into Phasis' port, and there did float 
Safe from the clashing crags. Vainly they smote 

And stand for aye in menace unavailing. 



THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Now at the rising of the Pleiades, 

When into summer spring is quickly wearing, 
And lambs are feeding on the upland leas, 
Came to the band a breath from over seas 
That sent the heroes to their distant faring. 

The oars of hollow Argo well they plied 

To Hellespont, three days the south wind blowing. 

And in Propontis' haven safe did ride; 

Where now Cianian bulls in furrows wide 

Wear bright the plowshare by their constant going. 

At dusk by pairs the messmates went ashore 

To sup and sleep on what the land afforded, 
And, many as they were, they covered o*er 
One bed for all wMth leaves the meadows bore. 
The deep-set galingale and iris sworded. 

To seek a spring was fair young Hylas gone, 

A brazen jar set on his tresses yellow, 
With drink for supper to return anon 
To Heracles and faithful Telamon, 

Who was the hero's constant table- fellow. 

And soon a spring within a hollow dell, 

O'ergrown with rushes rank, he did discover ; 
And deep-hued celandine did fringe the well, 
Green maiden-hair and blooming asphodel, 
And deer-grass, spreading all the marshes over. 

And deep within the fountain, cool and clear. 
Were water-nymphs, arraying choral dances. 

The sleepless nymphs, who hold in holy fear 

The country-folk, Eunice, Malis dear. 

And fair Nycheia of the May-morn glances. 

Now when with broad-mouthed pitcher o*er the spring, 
Intent on dipping, leaned the Argive slender, 

Unto his hand the water-nymphs did cling ; 

Love of the lad had set a fluttering 

Their bosoms all with i)assion strange and tender. 

Then sank the frightened Hylas headlong all. 
Within the well's dark water disappearing. 
As from the sky a flaming star doth fall — 



HERACLES AND HYLAS. 

And to the sailors rings the captain's call : 

** The wind is fair, lads ; ready with the gearing !'' 

To soothe the sobbing boy upon their knees, 

With gentle words, the nymphs made vain endeavor ; 
But troubled for the lad was Heracles, 
And, setting forth to seek him, did he seize 
The Scythian bow and club he carries ever. 

'' Hylas !'' he shouted; *' Hylas, Hylas dear !'' 

From his deep throat in loud and long insistence ; 
And thrice the lad replied, but thin and clear 
His voice came from the water ; very near 
He was, and yet he seemed in the distance. 

As when the bleating of a fawn afar 

Brings from his lair the hungry lion bounding, 
So Heracles, reckless as lovers are. 
Roamed wildly o'er the land, till cliff and scar 
And pathless brake were with his calls resounding. 

The tackling set for Argo forth to fare 

The men at midnight were again unbending, 
Awaiting Heracles ; but whereso'er 
His feet might lead, he roamed in wild despair, 
Cypris with cruel love his bosom rending. 

So numbered with the blest is Hylas fair, 
But with the renegades the hero's place is, — 

So gibe the comrades he abandoned there 

Upon the Argo ; but to Colchis bare. 
Afoot he came, and to unfriendly Phasis. 



THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 



THE TWENTY-FIRST OR SPECIAL COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION 
(JRANI) CHAPTER OF THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY. 

The sun shone brightly on the White City that afternoon. It was Sweden's 
day. John Johnson had made a grand invasion, and Queen Mab could not 
have captured more. The gallant Swedes had marched and countermarched; 
bands blared at blond-headed lads and lassies. The Swedish flag — a cross on 
a dark-blue and gold field — shivered nobly. If Old Joe Bagstock had been 
there, and sober, he would have nudged his blue-eyed neighbor and remarked: 
** Lief Ericson ! a fine fellow — sly dog — tough and devilish sly !" 

A boat shaped like a Wheeling stogy looms up in the hazy horizon. It 
is the great whaleback Christopher Columbus. A sound of music and a refrain 
of heavenly voices float across the water. All Sweden smiles in pride and 
turns its mighty feet toward the dock. The boat approaches slowly but surely. 
Can that be Sweden's flag — that little pennant of pale-blue and gold — a back- 
ground for St. George's cross? Could it be that the captain of that vessel would 
be bold enough to place the flag of Sweden on the pinnacle of the mainmast, 
where it fanned without temerity, *' Old Glory** itself floating tranquilly at its 
feet? A clarion chorus bawls out in unison ** Daddy wouldn't buy me the 
Bowery !" A demure man waves a cane — a cheer — nine 'rahs for Sweden — 
and what is this: ** Who ! who! who am I? I am a loyal Sig-ma-Chi !'* 
Alas! Sweden was fooled. **More of them there college fellows.*' Thus 
Sigma Chi entered the Fair — the Columbian Guards can tell the rest. 

The Twenty-first Grand Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity held its 
first session on the afternoon of July 20th at the University Hotel in Chicago. 
'ITiis hotel is indeed worthy of its name. If there is any place where a stranger 
in Chicago, a frat. man or a college man should feel at home and find the 
peace that passeth all understanding, it is at this house. I hope that the Sigs 
will bear this in mind and ever remember our good Sigma Chi host, C. A. 
Kiler, of Kappa Kappa. 

I railed at the headquarters on Thursday morning, and my ears were 
assailed by a chorus from a jovial crowd and a piano sounding in unison — 
•* In the days of Old Rameses that story had paresis,*' etc. The tribe of the 
un terrified was certainly gathering. 

The boys collected rapidly, and when the first session was opened in the 
afternoon there was certainly a well-balanced assembly of choice college men. 
The strangers as they arrived were escorted to the Sigma Chi register, where 
their names were enrolled. This handsome book is a valuable instrument and 



THE WORLD'S FAIR SPECIAL GRAND CHAPTER. 7 

aid to sociability. One can hardly see how former conventions **got together'* 
without it, and it reflects much credit on the Indianapolis Alumni ^ho first 
presented it at their convention, a year ago this August. I wish that I could 
decently present a fac simile of those grand signatures and those patriotic and 
epigrammatic sentences following many of the names, answering proudly the 
question at the top of each page: **What are we here for?*' The common 
answer, given in many languages and in many artistic forms, was *' Mover c 
Tartar a ! '* 

The convention opened with Henry H. Vinton in the chair, Wirt Howe 
of Alpha Omicron as Grand Annotator, and J. R. A. Linke of Alpha Phi as 
Grand Gustos. It lasted two days. There is no necessity of going into a 
detailed account of the proceedings — the Bulletin has given that. We can 
say this much : The convention was surely an earnest, conscientious body, 
and it would have surprised a stranger and a barbarian by its deconim, its 
enthusiasm, and the grand undercurrent of vim, vigor and victory for the 
Sigma Chi Fraternity. 

It was unfortunate that the fraternity could not have been honored by the 
presence of our loyal Grand Consul, Honorable Reginald Fendall. There 
was a universal desire to meet him. The fraternity is grateful to him for his 
personal and constant interest in the organization. The fundamental prin- 
ciples of Sigma Chi can never fail as long as these old college men continue 
to work with a will for remembrance sake. Resolutions of respect and grati- 
tude to Brother P'endall were adopted with enthusiasm and a rising vote. 

Brothers McPherson and Wiggam, ex-Grand Praetors of the first and 
fourth provinces, were given votes of thanks for their meritorious work in the 
fraternity. 

The regular esthetic question in regard to a fraternity flower bobbed up 
in its usual sweet-scented way, and after many beautiful speeches and flowery 
appeals was as usual laid on the table with much enthusiasm. 

In despair let the inartistic Sigs blurt out, " When are we going to get a 
fraternity flag?" Art is a strange fancy. I have found that individuals of the 
most phlegmatic class will jump up and, in majestic tones, show their teeth and 
rip up the very firmament when there is an opportunity to express their ideas 
on a proper combination and arrangement of color. The convention had 
determined to adopt a flag. Designs innumerable were presented and dis- 
cussed. The poet says, 

"Art and nature are just the same 
In the land where the porker,'* 

but don't you believe it ! Voices that had been mute in the assembly up to 
this time swelled in awful chorus. The fun grew fast and furious, like Tarn 
0*Shanter*s dance, and finally, when some one started to discuss the influence 
of Pre- Raphael ism on modern art, we who by our coarse natures had been 



8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

unable to take part in the debate sought desperately and successfully — a com- 
mittee. The subject was referred to some artists on the outside for investiga- 
tion. 

The delegates listened attentively to the very satisfactory report of our 
Grand Quaestor Nate. Brother Nate is a plucky man and has been of inesti- 
mable strength to the fraternity. His report was very encouraging, and 
though the convention gave him the stereotyped vote of thanks, it meagerly 
expressed the feeling of the members toward him. 

It may seem, from this article, that the convention had formed itself into 
a meeting for praise and thanksgiving. This is partly true, and no apologies 
are necessary. The Sigma Chi Fraternity, I hope, will always be able to say, 
*'Well done, good and faithful servant.*' Attention was called to the great 
success of our college publication. The Sigma Chi Quarterly. Brother 
Marion Miller, who is an authority on fraternity publications, declared that 
the Quarterly holds first rank. Considered from a literary standpoint, it is 
certainly worthy of admiration and is a good witness to the zeal and ability of 
Charles Ailing, Jr. Let us all drink with old Rip, and say, ** May he live 
long and pros|)er.*' 

On the afternoon of the 20th the fun began. At the invitation of the 
Chicago Alumni Chapter a trip was taken on the new whaleback to the Fair 
Grounds. ITiere was nothing but hilarity on board. The captain very judic- 
iously surrendered the boat and personally hauled Brother Vinton*s flag up 
on the mainmast. Music is intoxicating, and had its effect. On landing at 
the Fair Grounds we marched irresistibly behind that little flag anywhere and 
everywhere, like children after the Pied Piper of Hamelin. 

The event of the evening was the grand banquet given to the visitors at 
that famous place — the White Horse Inn. If there is any place where a 
Sigma Chi is at home it is at the banquet board. The boys simply reveled in 
that English inn. Everybody was gay, and Democritus, the laughing philos- 
opher, would have been satisfied. George P. Merrick, of Omega, '84, was 
the genial toa.stmaster. When he arose and tapped on the table for attention, 
he was received with all kinds of applause. He called on a few of the brothers 
present to make some informal remarks, and as a result we were treated to 
some magnificent speeches. An informal Sigma Chi banquet is always a bril- 
liant success. Judge Ferris, of Cincinnati, answered to the first call. The 
boys followed up the remarks of the toastmaster in regard to the judge by 
springing to their feet and cheering in a manner so enthusiastic that would 
have embarassed anybody but our loyal friend Ferris. Sigma Chi will never 
confuse him. He spoke as he always does — in a forcible, earnest manner. 

Professor Marion Miller received the next invitation. Like the judge, 
he is one of our strong pillars, and always makes it a point of duty to say 



THE WORLD'S FAIR SPECIAL GRAND CHAPTER. 9 

**Yis" when we cry in chorus '*Are ye wid us ?** He made a very happy speech, 
and his recitation in poetry of a very appropriate arrangement fron\ the Greek 
was received with close attention and brought the boys, who were able to 
stand, again to their feet. The idyl recited, ** Heracles and Hylas/* is the 
opening feature of this issue of the Quarterly. 

The eloquent and handsome James Todd, one of the Assistant State's 
Attorneys of Cook County, was the next victim. O, Chicago criminals ! you 
will get no mercy when you run up against Brother Todd, with his silvery sen- 
tences and graceful delivery ! 

Mr. Merrick then, in a very suspicious and (juiet manner, called on Burr 
Mcintosh. We knew something was going to drop, because the Chicago men 
commenced to quiver and wink the other eye. Brother Mcintosh made a charac- 
teristic off-hand speech, told a story and sat down. Amid tremendous noise 
he arose again and again. I think it would be a good thing if the fraternity 
would bottle him up — put him on ice and uncork some of him on occasions 
of this kind. A villain will steal him some day, and he'll be missed. O Zeus! 
how we answered **Yis!" when he sang that tender question, ** Will yees all be 
wid me when I tackle Paddy Flynn? " 

Speeches were also made by Grand Praetors Fiske, Wiggam, Dixon, and 
others, and the toastmaster announced that the boys would have to adjourn to 
attend the reception given in the New York building to the visiting fraternity 
men. We all cried ** No ! No !*' but it had to be done. The pennant was 
unfurled — the line of march was taken up — we reached the New York build- 
ing — marched up the grand stairway, forming a lock -step — marched into the 
hall, where haggard youths in dress suits were waltzing with fair damsels. We 
came in like a huge sea-serpent — our step was unbroken, and we more than 
encircled the large hall before the tail with its vibrating rattlers pulled itself 
on the inside. The flag waved — the Sigma Chi yell burst forth. The dele- 
gates then mingled with the terrified reception committee. Some of the boys 
commenced to stutter with their feet. Suddenly there was the welcome signal 
— a mighty chorus — **Are you going to the Midway Plaisance? Come on, 
Sigs! ** The lock-step was formed again, and we wriggled out. I am afraid 
the reception committee breathed sighs of relief, for we were an elei)hant on 
their hands. 

I have a very bizarre remembrance of what occurred in the Plaisance. I 
l)elieve that we could have ruffled the foundations of the City of the Seven 
Hills. We tried the *'Hot! hot! hot!" and the **Bum, bum candy.'' We 
had a donkey race in Cairo, gazed in horror at oriental dancers, and wound 
up the festivities by l)eing requested to withdraw from the Hungarian Concert 
Hall and divers and sundry Midway theatres. A Columbian Guard remarked 
to me shortly after, ** We can handle the Dahomeyans when they get moon- 



lo THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

eyed — we can manage the Turks — we know how to settle Malionimed, the 
long-haired Kgyptian warrior, when he quaffs deep from the well of Zena Zern 
— but goll darn these college students I " Some of the crowd, not satisfied 
with the Plaisance, started in jaunting cars for Chicago itself. Where our 
little flag rested that night I would not venture to say. Brother Nate, weary 
and hollow-eyed, bore it in triumph l)ack to our hcadcjuarters in the hotel the 
next morning. 

The Chicago Alumni — may their halos never grow dim — escorted the 
visitors to a l)ox party at the Auditorium on Friday evening. We made a 
violent impression, and **America'* was ours. Even the chorus girls wore 
blue and gold ribbons, and many a Sig abused his vocal chords at the climax 
of the evening's performance, when the Schaffer family, that marvelous crowd 
of acrobats, formed their pyramid and the Uttle girl waved the same old flag 
boldly from her perilous position on high. 

The Sigma Chi convention was certainly a remarkable success. We who 
were fortunate enough to l)e there will never, no. never, forget it. It was the 
largest and best-represented meeting ever held. The total attendance at our 
successful convention at Indianapolis was ii6. The attendance at the World's 
Fair convention was 135. Far-off chapters that hitherto had taken no part in 
council meetings had delegates present. 

It would be very unjust indeed if this article were closed without mention of 
the zeal, the lil>erality and the hospitality of the Chicago Alumni. They treated 
us in a grand manner, and the visitors, one and all, are enthusiastic in their 
praise and in gratitude for the magnificent and untiring attentions of our 
friends in Chicago. They went to great personal expense and made us all 
feel at home — satisfied with the world and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. A 
stranger in Chicago has brilliant opportunities, and I cannot see how the 
Chicago poet, Eugene Field, could pine and mutter in his own unrivaled way: 

"Away out \Ve>t I would build my nest. 
On the top of a camiine hill. 
Where I can paint, without restraint. 
Creation — redder still.'* 

Cincinnati, ().. August, 1893. (Jkorgk D. Harpkr, Zeta Fsi, *9i. 



ANTHEM OF PRAISE. 1 1 



ANTHEM OF PRAISE. 
Tune — Whitechapel Club Hymn, 



Written for the new Sigma Chi Sortg Book, by Gborgb D. Harper, Zeta Psi. '9i. 



Here's a toast to Sigma Chi — are you on? 

We'll sing the same thing, just the same thing; 
With a jar of old Falernian 
Or a poteen Hibernian. 

Are you on, are you on, are you on? 

For the white cross cannot tarnish — are you on? 

We'll sing the same thing, just the same thing; 
Dissipations have not racked her, 
Competitions have not cracked her. 

Are you on, are you on, are you on? 

We are a half and half of brain and brawn — 
We'll sing the same thing, just the same thing; 

llie presidential chair 

From a Sig is rubbing bare. 
Are you on, are you on, are you on? 

Oh! the antique nations missed us — are you on? 

We'll sing the same thing, just the same thing; 
Would not the Sigs in ancient Greece 
Have kidnaped Jason and his fleece? 

Are you on, are you on, are you on? 

If Diogones had turned his lamps on us — 

We'll sing the same thing, just the same thing — 

He would have coughed — O Zeus! 

Honest men are still turned loose. 
Are you on, are you on, are you on? 

Constantine was level-headed — are you on? 

We'll sing the same thing, just the same thing; 
He shone his eye-balls at the sky 
And saw our cross of Sigma Chi. 

Are you on, are you on, are you on? 



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Had we been there in Mediaeval times — 
We'll sing the same thing, just the same thin; 

We'd have rushed the Renaissance 

As we rushed Midway Plaisance. 

Are you on, are you on, are you on? 

'ITie year of jubilee, ha! ha! d^aws near — 

We'll sing the same thing, just the same thing; 

We have slain the jabberwocks. 

Please observe our gory locks. 

Are you on, are you on, are you on? 

When life grows tedious on this mundane sphere — 

We'll sing the same thing; just the same thing; 
With Gustos Peter at our gates, 
We'll leave barbarians to their fates. 
Are yon on, are you on, are you on? 



ASSUMPTION. 

Take the cross and wear it: 

Brighter than its gold 
Were the hearts that bare it. 

In the days of old. 

Hearts that beat aye boldly, 

Recking not their fate. 
Loyal to their country 

Or going with their state. 

Add thou to the glory 

Of the blue and gold. 
Won by heads now hoary 

In the days of old. 

Wm. C. Ewinc;, Heta, '78. 



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WALTER MALONE. 

Walter Malone, whose recent publication, ** Narcissus and Oth^r Poems/' 
has made his name one of the best known among the young writers of the 
South, was born in DeSoto County, Mississippi, February loth, 1866. He is 
an alumnus of the University of Mississippi, having attended that institution 
from 1883 to 1887 and having graduated there with the degree of Bachelor of 
Philosophy. At college, Mr. Malone easily took the lead in composition and 
oratory, and was often chosen to deliver orations by the Literary Societies. 
His poems in the Univei'fi^lty Magazine, of which he was for three years editor, 
also won him much admiration and praise. Even before he attended college, 
Mr. Malone's passion was for literature, and at the age of thirteen he began 
writing for the newspapers. These earlier productions, some political and 
others literary, show remarkable thought and fertility for a boy of that age, 
and they attracted considerable attention in the columns of such papers as 
the Courier -Journal of Louisville. But the. ambitious poet was not content 
with the ephemeral expressions of the press, so in 1882, being then sixteen 
years old, he published by subscription his first volume, **Claribel and Other 
Poems.'* These early efforts, it must be confessed, were crude and faulty, 
but they are filled with beauties of diction and fancy which make them rich 
with the promise which their author has since fulfilled. 

In his ninteenth year the inexhaustible boy-poet published another vol- 
ume, **The Outcast and Other Poems." In this volume his tone and style 
showed much improvement, but it remained for his last book, **Narcissus and 
Other Poem-s," recently published from the Lippincotts, to establish his firm 
position in the beautiful expanding literature of the South. The volume was 
reviewed in the Sigma Chi Quarterly last February. 

"Narcissus" is a purely Greek poem, richly and sensuously beautiful, and 
its splendor of diction sometimes reaches the sublime. The whole book is 
filled with examples of rare grace and melody. Mr. Malone's temper is 
romantic, and he has absolutely nothing to do with ethics or philosophy. His 
idea of poetry is the musical expression of passion and beauty, and his works 
are the congenial result of his ideal. 

Besides his exploits in general literature, Mr. Malone has an enviable 
record as a fraternity man. He was poet of the fifteenth biennial convention 
of the Sigma Chi Fraternity at Cincinnati in 1884, and of the seventeenth 
biennial convention at Chicago in 1888. The accurate and finely written 
history of the Eta Chapter in the Sigma Chi Catalogue of 1890 was his work. 
He was poet of the Alumni Association of the University of Mississippi in 
1888, and that honor has again been conferred upon him for 1894. Mr. Malone 
is now successfully engaged in the practice of law in Memphis, Tenn. 



14 THE SIGMA cm QUARTERLY. 



THE LAY OF WILLIE. 

WRITTEN FOR THK NEW SIGMA CHI SONG BOOK. 



Words and music hj Samuel R. Ireland. Theta Theta. '89. 



A fair young boy to a college came one Indian -Summer day; 

William was his frontal name and piety his lay. 
His mamma kissed his forehead white and mussed his golden bang, 

His sister likewise hugged him tight as the engine's bell it rang, 
With brand-new trunk, his Bible and his shirts and things all new, 

His photograph-case all made by hand, which his sister dear did sew. 
Thus to the college William went, enshrined in all things good; 

Upon all virtues full intent, as every Freshman should — 

As virgin Freshmen should. 

Alas! the day when William took the mystic step aright! 

The straight and narrow path forsook and joined the Sigs one night. 
The Chapter **C" — a, thoughtless youth — not recking as he spoke, 

Asked William if he would, forsooth, attempt, just once, to smoke. 
No flowing bowl nor fragrant weed had e'er profaned his lips; 

His brain ne'er reeled with foaming mead nor vile incense of **tips," 
But William, in his honest pride at having Sigdom won, 

[In horrid pun!] **ril be," he cried, **an all 'round cigar none!" — 

An all 'round Sig or none. 

Now outraged Fate soon did repay for William's pun and fall; 

A fiend for smoking everything he soon surpassed them all. 
Then at the end of his first year his Ma and Pa in glee 

At William's chambers did appear their precious lamb to see. 
No answer when his name they spoke! where was their darling pet? 

Their baby had gone up in smoke, he was a ^V^/arette! 
And now the whisp'ring Sigs agree, when th' moon glows wierd and red, 

**Our brother Willie's ghost we'll see when the sea gives up its dead. 

When the **C" gives up his dead. 



THE ALPHA RHO LIVES AGAIN. 



THE ALPHA RHO LIVES AGAL\. 

The spirii that binds and the sentiment that controls our college fraternity 
life is indeed strong and fast, when a large number of men, busy with the 
affairs of the world and the toils of life and long from their alma mater, come 
together, forgetting for a brief space of time that there are engrossing duties 
which demand their care and attention; travel for miles, suffer inconvenience — 
for what? To live over those the happiest days of their existence, the never- 
to-be-forgotten college life, and become boys again for a single night. It is 
indeed time for us to say that Greek-letter societies have left their impress and 
Sigma Chi has an ever-living love semper pregnant in the souls of her sons. 

Those youthful neophytes, whose rich young blood tumultuously pulsated 
in their agitated bodies on the 14th of September, and on whom came a rictus 
of horror when they met the twenty-odd alumni who had come so far to see 
the thing properly done and make this the next most memorable night of their 
lives, are to be congratulated upon their successful initiation in the presence of 
so many distinguished alumni members of Sigma Chi. While the crimson did 
not flow, it was truly a red-letter day for the Alpha Rho, that now lives again. 

Pen and ink fail, and one cannot put upon paper the joys and festivities 
of this occasion, and it will never be told who had the best time during those, 
alasl too brief, twenty-four hours. Everyone forgot everything save the 
present. The hand of time was stayed and the flight of years obliterated. 
We were boys together once more. 

In the secret recesses of a quiet hall the mysteries were explained to these 
ten fine boys: Arthur W. Henshaw, '94, of Amherst, Mass.; Frederick G. 
Sykes, *94, of Apponaug, R. I.; Edward O. Warner, '94, of Salesbury, Conn.; 
Weldon B. Wooden, '94, of Hamstead, Md. ; Frederick J. Wheeler, '95, of 
Pawtucket, R. I. ; George Beach, '96, of Apalatchen, N. Y.; Robert I^aramy, 
'96, of Bethlehem; Bruce Loomis, '96, of Wilkesbarre; Clifford S. McCalla, 
'96, of Philadelphia, and C. Henry Olmsted, '96, of East Hartford, Conn. 
They now have to sustain the honor and dignity of Sigma Chi at Lehigh 
University. 

The Eagle Hotel resounded with the yell and songs of Sigma Chi way 
into the morning, and for a long time after the young boys had been carefully 
tucked away in bed to dream over those occult secrets which had been en- 
trusted to them the older boys kept up their, merry fun. 

There were gathered around the feast, besides the ten initiates, the fol- 
lowing alumni: Rev. T. A. K. Gessler, D.D., Consul of the New York Alumni 



1 6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Chapter, Hon. Alfred Taylor, Dr. Francis A. Scratchley, J. Hollis Wells, 
S. T. Mather, A.' M. Smyth and Francisco J. Manricjue, of New York City; 
the Rev. Henry L. Ziegenfuss, S. T. I)., Archdeacon of Duchess, Poughkeep- 
sie, N.Y. ; Dr. Robert Farnham, President of the Washington Alumni Cha])- 
ter; Dr. Kdward K. Montgomery, President of the Philadelphia Alumni Chap- 
ter, William H. Abbey, Kstj., Dr. S. Louis Ziegler, and Prof. A. P. Willis, of 
Philadelphia: Hon. Roliert K. James, of Easton, Pa.; ex-Grand Pnetor John 
B. McPhcrson, of Gettysburg, Pa.; Alfred K. Leuckel, of Trenton, N. J. ; 
Kdward F. Hass, of Alpha Beta, University of California; Garnet (xchr, 
Chambersburg, Pa. ; H. P. Seymour, of Alpha Alpha, Hobart College; Clar- 
ence R. Phillips, of Harrisburg, Pa.; Wm. B. Myers, Phi, *8i, of Bethlehem, 
Pa. 

Hon. Alfred Taylor graced the table as toastmaster, and in his happy, 
joyous way induced almost everyone to tell his little word of cheer and love 
for Sigma Chi. Rapping loudly, he arose and said; 

Whip her up now! I was a little surprised to find that I was to preside at this banquet. If 
I had known this I would have arranged some of Ziegenfuss* sermons or Karnham's precrip- 
tions, some incomprehensible ones. But as it is, all I can do is to introduce the speakers. 
The first that I shall ask to speak to you will be a word of welcome — welcome that we all 
cherish^ Up in Lcwisburg, years ago, there was a freckle- faced, ragged, lazy boy. He was 
one of the "James boys;" he was one of the leaders; in fact, I have thought in these later 
years, since having grown older, that he was the progenitor of that race. He was a lawless, 
good-for-nothing fellow. But in these after years what a change! He has g^rowri up in 
Eastern Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Delaware, to be one of the brightest lawyers in 
your courts of law. In your business circles he has taken a stand that is foremost in the city 
of Kaston. A few years ago it was my privilege to visit that town, and I was glad to find 
the boys of that college site in a prosperous condition. I found it a realization of the pro- 
phecy that I made in college. I found him the District Attorney at that lime and with all 
that genial friendship and kindness, ever a strong characteristic in him while at college, still 
present in him. And he, my good friend Robert James, of Kaston, is called upon to give you 
welcome, brothers, to this banjjuet-board and to all the solemnities we have witnessed to- 
night. I take pleasure in presenting Robert E. James. 

THE WELCOME OF HON. KOBT. E. JAMES. 

Worthy Consul and Brothers: — 1 am well repaid for coming here to-night. I encountered 
some inconvenience, but after these glowing tributes paid by Brother Taylor, I am more than 
repaid. I was never cognizant of the fact that I was ]>rogenitor of the '*Jamcs Boys," and 
after what has been said, I do not know that I am able to speak words of friendship. 

I am known to the most within a radius of 12 miles, but I knewnoneof the young gentle- 
men that we to-night met so pleasantly. Now these boys at this end I know. They were old 
men whi n you and I were boys. When I was at Bucknell University at Lewisburg, many 
years ago, I admit that I was freckle-faced but not red-headed, neither was any embarrass- 
ment read in my breeches, as I was told by those words which came from that end of the 
table. While there I was told that a man had been there who had gone out into the world 
and had already reaped his measure of success. That there had been one there by the name 
of Gessler, most noble and respected. Still after these many years he is hereto-night a l)oy. 
There also was a fellow from Jersey. A little fellow, dark-faced, bushy head of hair, whose 



THE ALPHA JIHO LIVES AGAIN, 17 

principal delight was to be present in the literary society and raise points of order. He was 
always making trouble. Taylor was alleged to have known Mathew*s Manual by heart. 

While we left college yesterday, to-night we find ourselves past the meridian of life. So 
to-night we come here to welcome you, not to lliis locality as strangers, but to welcome you 
into a brotherhood which has been beneficial to us every day of our lives. I say to you that 
there is no circumstance in life, there is no association in life, and I know from experience 
there is nothing in all your future existence that carries with it that warmth of heart, that 
fidelity, that source of affection as college fraternity. There is nothing cold or selfish or dis- 
interested in it. There is something to gain. Cherish it; there is nothing better in life than 
it. Give to each other the right hand. Stand by each other. In cla^s, your sports, games, 
your everything, encourage and help each other, and you will weave yourselves into each 
other's existence and success will inevitably be yours. It is the result of fraternity. Wher- 
ever it is carried in the true spirit the bands of friendship will be so strong that they never 
can be broken. Of all life's treasures and pleasurable emotions there is nothing gained 
compared with college fraternal associations. Our friends scatter all over this union, all over 
the world, men who have gone through the same that you to-night have gone through. Men 
who have lived in the places in which you reside have carried out many other schemes for the 
perpetuity of the ties of friendship formed at college. In the end, there is but one sentiment, 
and that is that the best of the good is in the college fraternity. Be loyal to your fraternity. 
Then on behalf of Sigma Chi, of that universal brotherhood, without any thought for self, we 
welcome you to an unselfish fraternity. 

During his speech Brother James mentioned some of the positions in 
which he has served the fraternity. He had the pleasure of being a delegate 
to the convention held in 1874 in the city of Richmond. [After spending 
the first part of his college life at Buck n ell, where he was a member of Kappa, 
Brother James entered Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., where he organized 
Phi Chapter in 1867, and where he graduated in 1869. — Ed.] 

The Toastmaster then introduced ex-Grand Pmetor McPherson, who 
s|X)ke as follows: 

JOHN B. McPHKRSON: 

My brother suggested that this is worse than being initiated. I did not expect to be 
called upon, as I had requested that I should be left off entirely. I hardly feel guilty of 40 
years, however, and I think I cannot offer very much advice to the initiated. What I will 
say will be very brief. I do want lo impress this upon the members of the chapter — that 
they should never feel secure in their forces. Vigilance in this matter i» necessary. Vigi- 
lance is the price of liberty, and also necessary for success. In several years you may 
graduate in large numbers; the chapter is thus weakened. What I wish to impress upon the 
active members here most is the importance of keeping up your list to a good number. I 
do not suggest large numbers, but some limit should be set, and you should try, if possible, 
by all means to keep your active members to that. It is very difficult to be present some- 
times, but it has always been a great pleasure to me to be present on these occasions. But 
I prefer older friends to speak, and 1 enjoy listening to them. 

The Yen. Henry L. Ziegenfuss, D.D., Archdeacon of Duchess, Pough- 
keei>sie, N. Y., to whom Sigma Chi is so deeply indebted for his presence and 
eloquence at many of its fete occasions, was then happily introduced. 



i8 THK SIGMA Clil QUARTERLY. 

ARCHDEACON ZIEGENFUSS; 

I have come down here to-night, not to make any speech, but simply by my presence 
publicly to manifest my interest in Sigma Chi, and to assist in bidding you, brothers of 
Alpha H ho, a most hearty find fraternal M-elcome.  •   If mistakes have 
been made here in the past, I am sure that you will profit by them. You will be the more 
wary and alert. Work for your chapter as hard and as wisely as you possibly can. Of the 
men available for your purpi se, select only the best. Rather have a small chapter of excel- 
lent members, than a crowd that is of no consequence or credit to anybody. Keep as care- 
fully aloof from the solemn chump as from the roystering blade. You want men who are 
gentlemen, with any quantity of good -fello\\ ship in their make-up. And then, having the 
right sort of hard-working and good fellows, stick by each other. Let each to the other lie 
a brother indeed. In all ways possible be lielpful to each other. As you meet from time to 
time as a chapter, let brotherly love prevail. Be guided by the experience and the counsel 
of your older members. Avoid the very appearance of dissension. May that marplot never 
enter your doors. Let there be the freest discussion on all occasions, but when the majority 
has decided a question, then really let it be decided. Put your own individual preferences 
aside, and not only yield gracefully, but co-operate with the others cheerfully and effectually. 
Remember that on this night there were present here not only your own members and those 
who were specially appointed to initiate you, but also others — men of all callings and pro- 
fessions, men who have traveled (some of them) hundreds of miles because of their abiding 
interest in and love for Sigma Chi. Whilst you are working hard for your own local success 
do not at any time fail to remember that you are but units of a larger and more important 
body. The growth of our fraternity has been phenomenal. W^hilst we have never made it 
a point to strive for more members, .so as to be able to say, " We have so and so many chap« 
lers with so many thousands on the rolls," — whilst all the time we have striven for quality 
rather than for quantity, nevertheless, under this conservative principle, our progress has 
been simply marvelous. When I had the honor to be made a member of Theta Chapter on 
the third day of April, 1S63, there were but eight chapters in existence, with about four 
hundred members, alumni and active, all told. This day our list of brothers contains more 
than four thousand names! In thirty years the hundreds have become thousands. In thirty 
years we have three times doubled our members — doubled our members once in ten years, 
with a .surplusage of nearly a thou.sand. I doubt whether any other fraternity of similar 
nature can parallel that. Is it any wonder to you that the pulses of those of us who are no 
longer young are quickened, and that on our cheeks also is the flu.sh of victory? 

The Toastmaster then introduced Kdward O. Warner, as Consul of 
Alpha Rho: 

To night a brother has l>ecn .selected by these brothers who have been initiated into Signia 
( hi to preside over their deliberations-to hold the fust office, and that implies he is to be their lead- 
er. I am very much pleased to note that you have taken the soldier into the ca.se, and the pre- 
sifiing was made at once the ievoluii(m. \ Our brothers here knew the one chosen. It has oc- 
lurrcd to us from our ol>scrvation thai yc»u have chosen well. Allow me lo present 10 you, mein- 
l>ers of the new chapter, your new consul and leader of Alpha Kho. 

t:DWARI) O. WARNER: 

I once heard a gentleman remark after a small banquet when he was called upon to make 
a few remarks — he rose and, stroking his beard, said, "Clentlemen, I am too full for utterance.** 
.Such is my case, in one respect at least. I am too full of gratification, and I can scarcely ex- 
pre-is the enjoyment and} leasure which I have had to-night at the reorganization of Alpha Kho. 
For thirteen months at least, with the exception of vacation , we worked with heart and m>u1 to 



THE ALPHA RHO LIVES AG A IS. 19 

get the men from our university who would be an honor and who would reflect credit upon Sigma 
Chi. We think we have succeeded. We were careful whom we took. We deliberated long 
before we asked any person, and it was the unanimous wish of every man already in the organiz- 
ation before any was selected. W^e intend to keep that record unspotted. We intend to keep ' 
the standard of our chapter as high as Sigma Chi has upheld her standard. You have told us 
how high that is, and with the help of the men whom you have initiated to-night we shall keep 
the chapter pure and unspotted. 

Alfred K. Leuckel, Alpha Rho, '87, of Trenton, N. J., was then intro- 
duced by the genial toastmaster as an alumnus who had done much earnest^ 
work for the revival of Alpha Rho and had taken the laboring oar in the 
preparations for the installation ceremonies. 

ALFRED K. LEUCKEL: 
Worthy Consul, Brothers of Sic;ma Chi and Alpha Rho; — It is difticult for me to 
give adequate expression to my feelings to-night, as I am now confronted by the grand con- 
summation of that which I know every loyal Alpha Rho alumnus has fondly hoped for ever 
since the lamented decease of his chapter, so auspiciously re-established to-night. Ever since 
June, 1891, when the last Sigma Chi graduated from Lehigh and I was charged with the 
keeping of the chapter effects, I have been longing for this day, when I could again give them 
into the hands of an active Alpha Rho Chapter. I felt then as though I was attending the 
obsequies of the dearest friend of my youth, but I was buoyed up by the hope of a glorious 
resurrection. That day has dawned, and I congratulate you, my new brothers, on the step 
you have taken, for I know you will never have cause to regret the connections and associa- 
tions you have made to-night. An attempt to describe the hundreds who wear the white 
cross; to tell of the positions of trust and honor they occupy throughout our land in the arts, 
sciences, medicine, law^, politics, theology, and even the highest place in the gift of the nation, 
Hould only result in a roll of fame. Yet it is not that particularly upon which Sigma Chi 
prides herself, but on the whole-souled good-fellowship of her sons. And I take this oppor- 
tunity to admonish you, my brothers, to make that pre-eminently your first consideration in 
the selection of those who are to perpetuate Alpha Rho. Select men who are congenial and 
who«e r,ualities commend them to your friendship and respect, and whom your fathers and 
nu»thers would not be ashamed to kuow. 

You have taken vows to-night which bind you, not for your college days, but for life, to 
the best and noblest body of cultured men associated together by fraternal ties ; and it 
devolves on you to place the standard of the white cross in the van at Lehigh. You have 
foemen worthy of your steel, yet that should but serve to make you more determined to win 
the goal. In order to reach the eminence you must have " Unity*' and " Harmony" as your 
watchwords, and Alpha Rho will never again be an extinguished star in Sigma Chi's brilliant 
crown. 

Brothers of Alpha Rho, I am happy to-night because I believe that you will do honor to 
Sigma Chi and assist in advancing the cause of our beloved fraternity in the East. Live up 
to the vows you have taken, and you cannot help being benefitted by the associations formed 
to-night, and in after life, when in fancy yon live again these college days ; when the scenes 
of trials, struggles, battles fought and victories won pass before your mental vision, then the 
scenes of fraternity life and its manifold pleasures will contain for you the brightest spots 
and the happiest reveries to dwell upon. 

The Toastmaster then chose the following happy sentiments in introduc- 
ing Stephen T. Mather, Alpha Beta, '87, of New York City: 

Mather, I have a picture here. It represents a fellow and his darling sitting on a sofa, 
and it represents the girl as saying, ** Darling, do you ever expect to be an angel ?" ** I am as 



20 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

near one as I ever will be," was the answer. That picture we will dedicate td you. So far as 
I kuow, Brother Mather is the next one in this circle to take the doubtful plunge and to go over 
into the mysteries of matrimony. 1 his may be the last time we shall meet him at a ban<|uet in 
his present forlorn condition. 1 have been very much worried about this matter. I have felt 
badly to think that never again will the lions join around the Sigma Chi banr]uet table and 
Mather, in the freedom of his youth and in the simpleness of his bachelor life, never again 
will he answer the call for the assembling of the veterans. There is always a dullness of 
spirit when the popping comes, and I really have felt that I would like to take him by the 
hand because he already tells me, and I presume it is no secret, that his heart throbs like the 
beating of a drum. He already has stopi)ed stajing out late at night. 1 know that Mather 
never can come where the college boys can, but I know that to the broad and belter matri- 
monial associations to which we older ones welcome him you young dudes are only wailing 
to jump. 

The company then began to sing ** For he's a jolly good fellow/* after 
the rendition of which Stephen T. Mather lifted up his head and his voice: 

TH?: DEFENSE OF STEPHEN T. MATHER, PRO SE. 

I need .something like that after that terrible roast. I know what the cause of it i>, 
though. Taylor and I were partners in a game of whist coming over from New York, I 
))layed the wnmg card, and one trick, which thus was lost, would have given him the game. 
Now I brought all this wrath down on my head. I thought I was going to stand it pretiy 
well And such strange pathos in his words. It almost seems as if he regrets what he did 
himself. I was there. In a little town up on the Hudson. I was in the room when he was rushing 
alK>ut trying to get in his shirt ; hard times; suspenders would not buttr.n. I le seems to have for- 
gotten all that now. Then he started towards the church. Well, it went off somehow 
or other. Church up in Harlem. He had a little rehearsal l)eforthand. I think he had gone 
through the previous experience some years before. But I thought I had escaped Brother 
TayloPs eye. I thought he had me down sure when he talked alx>ut Jersey, because Jersey is 
the place where the interesting event is to take place. I tried to get Taylor to cr)me over 
there. I think I will l)e able to tell after the event in c|uesti<^n i-^ over whether I feel 
miserable. 

The Toastmaster continued: 

I believe coming down in the train Brother Mather did play the wrong caid. He don't 
Inilieve that in his matrimonial venture he is going to play a wrong card. I hr pe he will fol- 
low my example and put his >hirt on. If he finds a difficulty in buttoning his suspenders, 1 
lioi>e he'll not become as exasperated as he says I was. 

But perhaps it would be well next to call on the head of the chapter in rhil.idclphia, to 
have him speak to us out of his ex])erience and tell us how that chapter has grown during the 
j>a.st year, and perhaps a word of good advice to these brothcr>, because Philadtdj hia always 
has good advice to give. Somewhere in Philadelphia a sign was put up with some melons 
which read in this way: "Boys, do not steal these melons; they are green and God ^eesy^»u." 
r.ut now we would like to hear from the old city of Philadelphia, the city that most of us love 
with more than an ordinar>' love. Let us hear how the atmosphere of that go< d old town 
approves of fratemal ties in general. I rememl>er when I was a younger man I did not think 
.so much of friendship as I do in these later days. Show me the true friend — a friendshij> that 
in the days of adversity shows itself to be one, not of personal gain, but of a tiue and kindly 
worth and of a hand-to-hand interest each in the other. 'I'hus it is with Philadelphia. It is 
the City of Brotherly Ix)vc — the city whose streets I trod in lK)}ho< d days. I love her for her 
memories; I love her for her as.socialions; I love her for her friends, and 1 lo\e her for what 



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she is. But a few months since we stood around the banquet-board in that city. In the insti- 
tution of that chapter I was proud, for I knew that in that city there was a chapter of alumni 
in this fraternity which would uphold with proud distinction the glowing motto of the city and 
extend a helping hand to the fraternity, looking to the best interest of Sigma Chi and the 
development of true and everlasting fraternal ties. I take pleasure in presenting Dr. E. E. 
Montgomery, President of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter. 

DR. MONTC;<)MERY: 

Consul, Brothers of Sigma Chi: As I have sat here this evening I have been reminded 
very much of a figure in wax T saw in the Midway Plaisance. There is a man standing, hands 
up on either side, his feet fastened, his neck in a yoke. He stands thus uncomfortably in a 
{x>sition in which he is unable to resent any interference. A small lx)y tickles his nose with a 
straw. Mr. Taylor is the small boy, and he enjoys it fully as much as the small boy in wax. 

Some twenty-three years ago la.st spring I was initiated into the Sigma Chi in Denis<m 
University, Granville, Ohio. I look great interest in Sigma Chi, and it has been a source of 
great interest to me. But as we came here to-night to see you gentlemen taking this step, it 
calls back again the scenes of our younger days. We have lived over these pleasant times 
again. One of my dearest friends indeed attended the meeting of the Sigma Chi in Phila- 
delphia. He told me of a young man who had just come to college from a far-off place, and 
who considered him.self the equal, if not the superior, of his fellow student.s. He had heard 
of the recent formation of a fraternity and was exceedingly anxious to become a member. 
They blindfolded him and led him around the college campus. They dragged him up three 
stairways and into a room. There they look off his blindfolds, showed him a room nearly 
as long as this, filled with masked men, and about every two feet was a cutting scythe. He 
was told that he must walk around the room without stepping upon any of the scythes. He 
was blindfolded again, and he started down the hall. The scythes were taken away in front 
of him. He walked very dexterously until near the end of the hall, where he trod on an 
icicle. The leader called out in a sonorous voice that he had failed. He was told that he 
had to try it again, and in this way they led him around the room a long time. 

It has been stated I came here to-night as the representative of the Philadelphia Alumni 
Chapter. I am not a native of Philadelphia, but notwith.standing a great lover of this my 
adopted city. When we consider what Philadelphia has been, of the privileges of American 
Liberty, what it still is, the progenitor or originator of every good and perfect thing; when 
we consider how ready and willing she is to hold out a helping hand to the sick, the poor and 
the struggling; when we realize that she has fitted out a steamer laden with provisions to 
send to Russia, is it any wonder to us in Philadelphia that they say we have a worthy city? 
But Sigma Chi's Chapter in Philadelphia is yet in its infancy. It is true we have had one 
dinner or banquet which has wholly paid us for the energy and efforts that we thus expend- 
ed, having with us the eminent Toastmaster Taylor, Drs. Gessler, Scratchley, Farnham and 
others. At that banquet we were encouraged to push forward and revive the interest of our 
association and keep up the work which had been commenced by these gentlemen from 
Washington and New York. 

And now, gentlemen, you who have just enlisted under these banners, you are entering 
into a work which places a great responsibility upon you. In your han<ls has been placed 
our reputation, our honor; and as the future passes by and as you boys pass out from the 
walls of your Alma Mater to enter into the work of your lifetime, remember that there, too, 
you are to follow the path of this organization. In so doing, consider the work that is be- 
fore you; realize that in every organization, that in eveiy iwsiiion in life, no exctllencc is 



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obtained without great labor. I^t me here call to you the wonls of the poet, which you 
should ever keep in mind: 

"The heights by great men reached and kept 

Are not attained by sudden flight, 
Kut they, while their companions slept, 

Were toiling through the night." 

The Toastmaster then dove- tailed his comments on the foregoing speech 
into an introduction of Clifford S. McCalla, one of the initiates: 

We arc all very much interested with the words of our good friend, concerning the purity 
of Schuylkill waters and the rapidity of Philadelpia horse-cars. I remt* ml)er a gentleman in 
Philadelphia, of remarkable culture, to whom I was drawn with an intense interest by his 
frank and o{)en manners and gathered to his heart by its warmth, and 1 shall never forget the 
last time I saw him. To-night, when in the circle at the table, I met his son, a broad open- 
faced youth, 1 was doubly glad to welcome him within the circle of Sigma Chi. He will 
forgive me for thus referring to his honored father, a man whom I loved and honored above 
all. I would very much like his son to speak to-night, and I can tell you if out of the growth 
of his years comes that warmth of heart his father was peculiar for, wc are all proud to have 
him as a Sigma Chi. I want Brother McCalla to speak. 

Mr. McCalla said that his father had somewhat of a reputation as a speaker, 
but that the son unfortunately never took after him with resi)ect to oratorical 
abilities, and that therefore he would read a bit of poetry. He then read a 
witty extract from a newspaper about joining a society and riding the goat. 

The Toastmaster then introduced Rev. T. A. K. (ressler, D. D., of New 
York City, as follows: 

I remember a verj- pretty subject to-nighl. You have all heard it. I have sailed around 
here, I have bumped up against divinity and it:» model, against the lawyers, against these 
doctors, against these college boys and their culture, and now 1 am going to sail right around 
and strike the great fisherman of Hopatcong, whose genius shines like the brightness of the 
sun — whose ideas grow in solutions. 1 need not tell you who this great fisherman is. If he 
were to tell you all the fish stories of the past, the ({notations from the scriptures would be 
extensive and this application more welcome. When he was at college I think it was he of 
whom it was said, when he was asked if he was at the head of his class, he said, "Well, not 
exactly, but the professors are all after me." I am a little afraid of this darling. I would 
not call upon him to speak because he can very well, but liecause he is the consul of the New 
York chapter. And he is muzzled with a great tail to his feet, for there is a kite there worthy 
to carry that big tail. I know him. You have heard, no doubt, about the soldier down in 
Virginia. He went out and a farmer seeing him trespassing took out his gun. The man 
shot a crow; hit him. The soldier picked up the crow and cooked it. When the farmer 
came up he had eaten all but the bones. The soldier told him to finish it. Then the 
farmer made complaint and the soldier was called up. **Do you know this man?'* **Yes, I 
know him; I dined with him yesterday." I know Gessler about as well as that. If I were 
to tell you all that I know about him you would think I was prejudiced as much as a lawyer 
can be prejudiced. We members of Kappa Chapter are always glad when Gessler comes 
along. 1 remember twenty or thirty years ago when Kappa Chapter was instituted, the 
kindly words which he spoke to us. And many citizens of these later years have listened 
with a profound pleasure to his noble sayings, to the words of inspiration that fall from bis 
lips with the satisfaction that they lead them to a truer, a better and a holier life. To-night 
we learn that our efforts were not only for the college life, but they were for the years that 



THE ALl'UA RHO LIVES AGAIN. 23 

came in the world when our back was turned behind the college doors and we commenced 
our battle with the realities of life. Amid the vici>siludes of a somewhat changeable life, in 
sorrow deep and dark and gloomy, and sorrow through which he has passed, as I have, where 
the shadows of the grave fell thick and dark, in the presence of all these trials and vicis- 
situdes. Dr. Gessler has never forgotten his fealty to Sigma Chi. I know when I say that 
the golden fruit of this fraternity has ripened through all the years of his life, I but re-echo 
the sentiment of every brother at this banquet -l)oard. lie looks into my face and he con- 
siders me a flatterer. Pardon me, gentlemen, if there be ought in me that is of the true and 
genuine ring — it is apparently of the sort that he gives. Whenever I feel backward about go- 
ing out to visit chapttrs, he says, "You must go and make the boys feel good and love 
Sigma Chi." 

RLV. DR. GESSLER: 

I am inclined to think that even at this old stage of my brother's life he gives evidence 
of having mistaken his profession. If there ever was a man in this world who skilfully 
roasted his associates and then smoothly smeared on the salve, I think Brother Taylor knows 
how to do it. All that he has said to you concerning the kindling of his zeal through the 
influence of another is exaggerated. It has some other source. Usually when we meet 
at home we hobnob each other and if I happen to be lethargic Brother Taylor is enthusi- 
astic. In fact, it has often happened that I have felt that it would be difficult for me, for 
some reason or other, to leave my home to attend some special convention or other meeting. 
On such occasions there is always one re..son that I go, and that is I always think it is best 
for me to go with Bmlher Tayhr, for the purj;ose of taking care of his moral character. And 
if pure fraternity attractions would not be sufficient, that always is my way. And if you 
Deed any confirmation, if these hungry men need any confirmation of what I say concerning 
the fraternal love of the man that is true, this scene itself seems to me to furnish the answer. 
I think it is in Westminster Abbey (hat these words are written over a monument. If you 
desire to see this monument look around you, and if you w.mt to know what the real puwer 
of fraternity idea is on the life of the man who is true to his fraternity you will find it at this 
very banquet table. Here, all around me, are men of whom I may speak without modesty 
and without any exaggeration that they are men high in their several professions, busy men, 
men whom it is hard to tear away from the occupations of their daily life, who have left their 
homes and traveled all these miles from the various states for the simple purpose of giving 
you, young men, good cheer in your starting out in your life as brothers in Sigma Chi. I 
never looked into your faces before to-night. And after thirty years have passed by, since 
we ourselves were active undergraduates, this old idea still has sufficient power on our hearts 
to thus bring us here to-night. If any man entered Sigma Chi with the idea of getting all 
that it is worth to him during his undergraduate life, he might one thousand tin!es better have 
never rendered his allegiance to their brotherhood. He has no true conception of fraternal 
k)ve. One of the sweetest of my own experient es has been thesL» meetings that have come 
into my life from time to time where I have formed new associations and renewed old memo- 
ries in our various ccmventions and gatherings. Every man naturally grows old with his years, 
but one of the secrets of keeping young is to keep loyal to the fraternity. 

One of the good things of our fraternities is that it drives a man to the Bible. 1 w.is in 
Brother Taylor's office one day about a month ago and I saw a copy of the Heok of Psalms 
with a page tume.l down. I. saw the passage of scripture which he quoted to-night written 
there. No doubt he has been meniorinng it ever since. Really, it is the first time I knew 
him to quote the scripture. I would not say it to outsiders, but I will say it here. 

Perhaps a word to the undergmduates on the real secret of success in chapter life might 
be of some good. 



-M THE SJOMA VIII qrAHTERLY. 

Vou have had a number of sug(;e>tions alon^; different lines. I want to say to you that 
no man can ever succeed in any undertaking, no chapter ever succeeds in putting before itself 
aprosj^rous life, without genuine deep study in this matter. A man who acts indifferently in 
a fraternity will in all probability l>e worth nothing to the fraternity throughout his whole 
career. The man who is enthusiastic during his college life will in all prolmbility be enthusi- 
astic during all the days of his life's career. Such is the case of some of our prominent 
members present to-night. What ihey were then they are and have been ever since. When 
the faculty made a law so hard against fraternities as to suspend a member of a fraternity 
there were seven lx)ys in Kappa Chapter who voted no. Vou can do nothmg without genuine 
and whole-souled enthusiasm. There may be fraternities older than ours. There may be 
fraternities who have more presidents of the United States, we have one anyway; there may 
l)e more congressmen, more judges, but there is no fraternity which will give you more love 
in return for your love, which will give you sweeter rewards for your own fidelity than your 
Sigma Chi. A man that regaids his fraternity as simply a society for gain is simply con- 
temptible. I say, therefore, be enthusiastic about your fraternity. Remember it is a broad 
and noble brotherhood which reaches to all the ends of this great land. Contains men of the 
highest social culture and honorable stations in life, friends of peace in every station and walk 
of life. Men who are noble and true. You will find on your entrance into life genuine 
friendship among these men; men who will lend you a helping hand in your fierce struggle 
for supremacy. Goil cheer you. God bless you. He will make your chapter prosper most 
abundantly. Do not be afraid of numbers. Let excellence be your motto. Do not take in 
a man who merely has money. Beware of the fellow who only has a reputation for pool 
playing or for foot ball. Take the man who ha> a heart. Take the man who has a head and 
heart. Take the man who has a heart anyway, but never take the man who only has a head. 
Strengthen the weak points of your fraternity, and so as the years go along shall you increase 
in power. 

AlKJut twenty centuries ago the three wise men came from the East to Bethlehem 
in Judea led by a guiding star. There they found what gave to the world hope and cheer and 
what has lighted it ever since. Here, 1,900 years afterward, a number of wise men have come, 
not only from the East, but from the East, the North, the South and the West to Bethlehem 
in Pennsylvania, led by a guiding star and they have found here Alpha Rho Chapter. I trust 
that it will give to the world of Sigma Chi hope and cheer and ble^sing through all the years 
of our fraternity life. 

Dr. Robert Farnhaiii, president of the Wabhington .\liimni Chapter, then 
made the following remarks: 

bK. FARNHAM: 

I am very glad that I had the opportunity to \\>\i Bethlehem. To congratulate you all 
u|;on the most successful revival of Alpha Rho. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the 
charter meml.ers and I have found them to be faithful sons. And from what 1 can sec of my 
brothers I have no fears but that the chapter has l>ecn placed in good hands. Remember, my 
brothers, the vows taken to-night if live<l up to will be of great comfort in years to come. 1 
therefore most agreeably welcome you into the Sigma Chi fraternity and wish for your chapter 
-success and prosperity. 

I have been commissioned by our Grand Consul to extend to you heartfelt fraternal 
greetings and to expre>s his deep regrets in not being able to be present on this occasion. He 
left for Chicago last Monday. He desired me to say that he is deeply interested in the revival 
of Alpha Rho and that he will make it his business to visit this chapter some time next month. 
My brothers, we have a great fraternity. It stands out at the head of all fraternities the 
world over. It is an honor and ^\c novcr need to l)e ashamed to wear proudly our beautiful 



THE ALPHA RHO LIVES AGALW. 25 

emblem — the white cross. Our motto has always been "Quality and not (juantily." There- 
fore be slow to choose and add to your numbers members that will be worthy and do credit 
to Sigma Chi. Sigma Chi is not entirely confined to the undergraduates. We Alumni lake a 
deep interest in its welfare. We like to meet to banquet with our brothers and bring up all 
remembrances of the past. As I look around me to-night and see so many of Sigma Chi's loyal 
sons, I am carried back to June, 1864, when I stood trembling before one of our honored 
members. I was about to be initiated into the fraternity. Many years have passed over our 
heads, but if there is a loyal brother, one who has the sincere interest of our order at heart 
and who will love and cherish our order as long as the fraternity exists, it is our old friend 
Brother Ziegenfuss. I see other faithful and honored members of our order here to-night. 
The good names of Brothers Gessler, Taylor, Scratchley, McPherson and others will ever live 
in the memories of Sigma Chi. The interest manifested by the Alumni is greater than I have 
known it since I have joined the oider. Since the advent of the election of the present Grand 
Consul matters have progressed in a manner most satisfactory. Our active chapters arc in 
good condition, and only a few months ago we organized an alumni chapter at Philadelphia 
which is so ably represented by Brother Montgomery. Press on and make our order a most 
successful one. Chapters must be revived and we must plant the white cross in some of our 
eastern colleges. I do not know as I have more to say, but that I am glad to have the oppor- 
tunity of meeting you all, and I will carry home many pleasant recollections of this pleasant 
occasion. 

Toastmaster Taylor then added: 

I never know when to stop. Brothers, if you want to stop I will shut off the steam and 
cUif the cranks. There are some others that I would like to hear from, but I will do as you 
wish. However, I would very much like to hear from a member of the senior class, Brother 
Henshaw. 

ARTHUR W. HENSHAW: 

Most Worthy Consul and Brothers in Sigma Chi: I cannot tell you how much pleasure 
it gives me to address you to-night, and to be included as a member of this fraternity. For 
three very short years I have spent the greater part of my time here at the university. During 
that time I could not help but learn that the fraternities as they exist here are not according to 
my idea of a fraternity. They have many valuable points, but they would not satisfy me. But 
I do feel a great deal of pleasure and a great deal of gratitude in being able to join a chapter 
of Sigma Chi, whose standards are so high, so noble, and a charter member of a chapter toward 
the shaping of whose life and destiny I can have part and bring it up to my standard and 
ideals. I feel that we cannot express our gratitude and pride in being able to join so honored 
and worthy a fraternity. We have a union which is second to none in the eastern colleges. 
I feel a great deal of gratitude that we can so be honored. Like our most worthy consul, 1 
must say that I cannot make a speech, but I would like to say one word about Chicago. 
Everybody has something or other to say about Chicago. 1 would like to say something 
which I will not claim as original. I heard the story told once that a native of Chicago, some 
years ago, contemplated passing into the next world. He was walking about one day when 
he was met by a friend. The friend was very glad to see him. "Are you enjoying it here ? 
Having a good time ? " " Why, yes; having a very good time. But to tell you the honest 
truth, I do not believe that heaven is really very much of an improvement on Chicago after 
all.** The friend answered, " Why, my dear sir, you are not in heaven ! '* 

Dr. Farnham, at the close of this speech, said he thought they ought to 
hear from Dr. Scratchley, so the Toastmaster observed : 

I scratched him out, as I did not think that he had anything to say. However, let us 
hear from Dr. Scratchley. 



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m 

Dr. Scratchley replied : 

Mr. Toastmaster, 1 very much ho|)ed you had scratched me out, as everything has been 
said that could be said. I can only express the great pleasure I have had, and hope that the 
future of Alpha Rho will be as bright as everything seems to be now, and end thi.s very 
delightful evening by wishing all God speed. 

The Toastmaster : 

I think before adjourning that it is good to extend a vole of thnnks to the h.dge of Elks 
and to Mr. Wm. B Meyers for the arrangements he has made, and to the proprietor of the 
Eagle hotel. But, by the way, let us have a few words from Brother Meyers. 

Wm. B. Meyers, Phi, '82, who as a f rater in urbe has rendered most 
valuable service in the revival of Alpha Rho, replied : 

All 1 have to say is, ihat I think I speak the voice of the resident members who are 
absent, in saying that we all most heartily welcome to Bethlehem a chapter of Sigma Chi, 
and if the young men who govern this chapter are in need of assistance they will always find 
help whenever they re(]uire it. 

With these words to cheer them, and this hope of future reward, the 
initiates fled away to their homes, getting, as they passed out, a hearty hand- 
shake and '* God bless you.*' But the alumni repaired to room 80, where 
they continued the pleasures throughout the night. 

In the course of the evening, short speeches were made by Dr. S. Lewis 
Ziegler, Kappa and Phi Phi, and A. P. Willis, Alpha Phi, of Philadelphia; 
by J. Hollis Wells, Alpha Rho, '85, of New York City; and by H. P. Sey- 
mour of Alpha Alpha, Hobart College, which were greatly enjoyed. The 
absence of these speeches, together with many imperfections in the foregoing 
account of what was said and done at the banquet, are chargeable to the 
stenographer, but much will be forgiven by the fraternity, in view of the fact 
that enough has been properly reported to enable the readers of the Quarterly 
to enter into the spirit of the occasion, even if they are deprived of some of 
the good things which formed a jolly, an edifying, an inspiring, and a memo- 
rable evening in the history of Sigma Chi. 

Franci.s a. Scraix:hley, M. D., 

36 W. Thirty-fifth St., New York City, Oct. 6, 1893. Zeta, '77- 



THE NEMESIS. 27 



THE NEMESIS. 



S])ake full well the voice of Harve, 

Thousand years ago and more. 
From the land of Amorica, 

Modern Brittany's bleak shore. 
Sounding warning midst the tempest. 

Louder than the thunder shocks : 
*^ If you answer not to rudder, 

You must answer to the rocks." 

Hast thou seen this rugged coast-line. 

Winding in and out the bay, 
Like so many ghastly death-heads 

(jlaring at you, as they say : 
'* Soon the storm will come, and water 

Shut us out from every eye. 
Then weMl wreck the careless sailor 

As his vessel draweth nigh?" 

Thou hast seen it? Then the meaning 

Of his words is plain to you ; 
But, my brother, hast thou pondered 

O'er these words, so apt and true, 
On life's ocean we are sailing 

In a bartjue all tempest tossed. 
With but Character for rudder. 

Which must save us or we're lost? 

(ruard thy honor ! well defend \l\ 

'Tis thy only staff and shield ; 
Shun temptation and avoid it .' 

Never to the Siren yield ! 
I would 'grave it on thy mem'ry 

Deep as sculptor carves his blocks : 
''If you answer not to rudder, 

You mih^t answer to the rocks." 

G KG ROE H I.N IS Gorman, Zvta^ ^Sj. 



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Editomal. 



mt: coLUMiuAN (;rand chapter. 

The Dream City passes into history. Its white palaces are wafted away 
in a night. Its gilded domes and flashing minarets fade from human sight 
and remain only as the suggestion of Valhalla. The material grandeur of 
many acres will lie embalmed in a Museum, a fitting mausoleum. But the soul 
of the great Columbian Exposition lives. Millions of people 

I'Vom the land of the free and the home of the brave 
To the isles of the sea and the mart of the slave 

will preserve in the bright art gallery of memory the pictures of the beautiful 
scenes, the happy hours, and the intellectual culture, of the great quadri-cen- 
tennial festival. As immortal as Cohmibus will be the influences of the lessons 
of the P'air which owes its existence to his life. 

In the countless blessings of the event, Sigma Chi has shared. Our 
Columbian Grand Chapter is now four months old, and is a lusty infant Its 
natal (iuesti<m, ** Who, who, who am I?" is still being answered by a hundred 
and thirty- three voices : ** I am a loyal Sigma Chi !'* Loyalty was the lesson 
of the convention. Everyone appreciated as he never did before that Sigma 
Chi was worth being loyal to. The idea was forcibly expressed by Hon. 
John T. Dickinson, Commissioner from the State of Texas and Secretary of 
the National Commission, as he viewed the members of the convention 
grouped about him in the President's room in the Administration Building. 
Said Bro. Dickinson: '* I have traveled over the United States a good deal, 
and have met a great many members of the Sigma Chi fraternity. I take 
[)leasure in saying that I have found them to be manly, afl'able, able men, and 
without exception f/entletnenr' It was peculiarly appropriate that such an 
encomium should be pronounced by one who has done so much to make the 
Fair successful. It was the voice of Ancient Greece speaking from the classic 
architecture of the Couit of Honor, in approval of these her latest sons. 
What words were more appropriate to l>e reverberated from Manufactures to 
Agriculture, from Administration to Peristyle, than the simple Greek letters 
*' Sigma Chi?'' 

Yes, as will be seen by Grand Praitor Harper's article in this number, it 
was a glorious company, a grand occasion, a well-spring of love for Sigma 
Chi. Everyone felt prouder of his fraternity, and left the hilarity, good- 



EDITORIAL, 29 

fellowship and ** undercurrent of vim, vigor and victory for Sigma Chi," 
resolved to do more for her cause in the future and make for her welfare what- 
ever sacrifices of time, energy and means occasion should demand. 

One of the regrets of the Grand Chapter was the absence of Grand Consul 
Fendall. Judge Ferris* reference to him at the banquet at the White Horse 
Inn was received with every demonstration of enthusiasm, and on the next 
morning every delegate was on his feet when the following resolution was 

adopted : 

Be it resohud^ by the Sigma CTii fraternity in Grand Chapter assembled, that the Hon. 
Reginald Fendall, Grand Consul of the Fraternity, be tendered the thanks and congratulations 
of this convention on his able and efficient management of the affairs of the Fraternity under 
his administration, and that, individually, the members of the convention hereby express their 
deep sense of gratitude for his personal example of sacrifice and high devotion to all interests 
national, chapter, and individual of the Fraternity, and that a copy of this resolution be trans- 
mitted to Grand Consul Fendall and published in the next issue ofthe Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

Resolutions of thanks to Grand Quaestor Nate and retiring Grand Praetors 
Mcpherson and Wiggam were also most appropriately passed. 

The customary resolutions of thanks are too full of humor to be omitted 
and are therefore reprinted from the Bulletin. They betray the ** fine Italian 
hand" of Dr. Marion M. Miller: 

Resolved^ that the sincere and hearty thanks of this the largest and most enthusiastic Grand 
Chapter thus far held by the Sigma Chi Fraternity, be tendered generally to the Chicago 
Alumni for their world-wide hospitality, that embraced the /ar^ of Old England and of young 
Chicago, and the beauties of Egypt, Vienna, and "America," and that special mention be made 
c»f the especial efforts for the success of the Convention of the Committee of Arrangements: — 
W. L. Fisher, chairman; C. S. Pellet, Mason Bross, E. L .Stewart, and C. A. Kiler — the last 
lieing our hospitable host of the University Hotel, where the convention was held; as well as 
of the labors of L. 1^ Loehr, George Ade, Chas. Ailing, Jr., W. T. Alden, Geo. B. Shattuck 
and Joseph C. Nate, their efficient assistants. 

A telegram of greeting was received during the convention from Dr. 
Francis A. Scratchley, Hotel Kaaterskill, Catskill Mountains, N. Y., and a 
letter from Dr. Robert Farnham, President of the Washington Alumni 
Chapter. 

CHAPTER LIBRARIES. 

Has your chapter a complete set of bound volumes of the Sigma Chi 
Quarterly, the Sigma Chi Bulletin, copies of all the Catalogues issued by 
the fraternity, the ** History of Omega'* by ex-Grand Consul Frank M. 
Elliot, and all other literatuie pertaining to Sigma Chi? If not, an effort 
should be made at once to provide the chapter with all of the above books, 
for it will not be long until most of them are not to be had at any price. 

BACK NUMBERS OF THE QUARTERLY NEEDED. 

Liberal allowances will be made to chapters or individuals sending in 
any of the following issues of the Quarterly : Vols. I. and II., all num- 



30 rilE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

bers; Vol. VI., No. 4; Vol. XII., No. i. Send to Grand Quaestor, 30 
Reaper Block, Chicago. 

THANKSGIVING DINNKR OF THE NKW YORK ALUMNI 

CHAPTER. 

'J'he (irand Tribune wishes to call especial attention to the following 
notice of the regular Dinner of the New York Alumni Chapter, which will 
be held on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. These occasions are too 
rare an opportunity to enjoy Sigma Chi to the brim to be missed by any one 
who can i)ossibly attend : 

**The New York Alumni met together at the Hotel Hungaria, Union 
Square, on the evening of October 24th, Rev. Dr. T. A. K. Gessler, consul 
of the chapter, presiding. After dinner a business meeting was held at which 
the following members were appointed on the committee to make arrange- 
ments for the anaual banquet on the night before Thanksgiving: 

R. P. Fisher, Alpha Kappa, 
A. M. Smyth, Alpha Rho, 
Dr. J. D. Thomas, Psi. 

They have secured the Marlborough Hotel at 36th Street and Broadway. 
Tickets are J 2.00. All Sigma Chis are invited. Please send notice of in- 
tention to be present to A. M. Smyth, Sec'y of Committee, 439 W. 23d St., 
New York." M. M. Miller, Annotator pro tern. 

THE NEW SONG HOOK. 

The songs published in this issue from the jx^ns of Brothers Ireland, Har- 
per and Bradley are evidences that both alumni and active members are de- 
termined to do their best toward giving Sigma Chi a song book which shall 
surpass those heretofore published by our own and other fraternities. 

Enough material is now being collected to warrant the employment of a 
skilled comi)oser of music to arrange it for publication. Suggestions as to 
who would be the most competent persons to i>erform this work should be 
made as soon as possible to Roy W. Squires, 320 Fourth St., S. E., Minnea- 
polis, Minn. 

Meanwhile more material must be furnished to the committee of Alpha 
Sigma, of which Brother Squires is chairman. The fraternity makes a special 
plea to the alumni to write more songs as soon as possible and send one copy 
to the chairman of the committee, and another to the editor of the Quarterly. 

A most excellent piece of legislation passed by the recent Grand Chapter 
was that providing for the election by every active and alumni chapter of a 
member who shall represent the chapter in the preparation of the song book. 
\o chapter of Sigma Chi has yet done what it ought to do and can do in as- 



EDITORIAL. 31 

sisting Alpha Sigma in the arduous task committed to it at Washington in 
1890. Each chapter should elect a live, energetic and capable member 
who is willing to see that his chapter furnishes its full quota (and more) of 
the songs needed. Let each chapter try under the direction of such an offi- 
cer to write a song composed by all of its members. As Brother Marion M. 
Miller said at Indianapolis last year, some of the best songs in the old book 
were composed by the entire Beta Chapter writing in unison. This suggestion 
may be acted upon with ecjiial prospects for good results, by our alumni 
chapters. We should like to have the New York Alumni Chapter write a 
''composite song" at its Thanksgiving Dinner, to be held on the Wednesday 
evening before Thanksgiving at the Marlborough Hotel. The commingling 
at these annual dinners of the post-graduate and under-graduate elements, 
which produces so much sport and festivity, ought to be the very air in which 
a hilarious and spicy "composite" may be written. 

THE FRATERNITY FLAG. 

Wm. B. Abbey, Esq., Phi Phi, '76, and Prof. A. P. Willis, Alpha Phi, 
have accepted their appointment as a committee on flag. The committee's 
address is, "Wm. B. Abbey, Esq., looi Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa." 
Communications whether in the nature of suggestions or actual designs should 
be sent to them at once, as they will accomplish their task without delay. 
The designs which were submitted at the Special Columbian Grand Chapter 
have been forwarded to Brother Abbey. 

CONVENTION OF THE SECOND PROVINCE. 

The special attention of the Virginia chapters and of Alpha Tau (Uni- 
versity of North Carolina) is called to the letter from Psi Chapter in this 
issue of the Quarterly. Approval is there given to Grand Praitor Denny's 
plan to hold a convention of the chapters and alumni of the Second Province, 
in the city of Richmond, Va., on Thanksgiving Day. The new Richmond 
Alumni Chapter, which is in process of organization, will give the active 
members of the province a hearty welcome, no doubt, and the occasion would 
be a memorable one in the history of Sigma Chi in the Old Dominion. 

Speedy and enthusiastic support to the Grand Praetor is most earnestly 
urged upon every chapter of the province. 

THE UNIVERSITY REVIEW. 

ITie College Fraternity has been merged into the University Review and is 
now under the editorial management of Marion M. Miller, Litt. D., Beta, '85. 
The October number demonstrates that the editor has planned a high sphere 
for his publication, for it is to be devoted ultimately to the interests of univer- 



32 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

sitics all over the world and not confined to those of the United States only. 
A valuable feature of the Review will be its department relating to athletics, a 
good start in which is made in the Octol>er number in the article on '* Ken- 
lucky Foot-ball" by Professor A. M. Miller, Beta, '84, of Kentucky State 
College; ** Kansas Foot-ball'* by Professor E. M. Hopkins of the University 
of Kansas; and "Foot-ball in the South'* from the Princetonian. The 
college fraternities will receive attention as heretofore, but in a separate 
dei>artment of the magazine. The University Review already takes high rank 
as a representative of the interests of college life, and Sigma Chi gladly 
extends its Ixist wishes for and prophecies of success to Brother Marion M. 
Miller, the talented editor. 

NOTICE TO DELINQUENT SUBSCRIBERS TO THE QUARTERLY. 

On the mailing lists of the Sigma Chi Quarterly are the names of a con- 
siderable number of supposedly loyal alumni who seldom or never remit the 
price of their subscription. Such subscribers will please take notice that our 
efforts to run the Quarterly on a paying basis require us to drop their names 
from our lists after the present issue unless remittances are made at an early 
date. This notice has reference to ** chronic delinquents** only. 



MY BADGE. 

You were worn upon her breast, 
Whom I long had hoped to win; 

Now another she loves best: 
Is that loyal in a pin? 

Would you have me wear you now? 

Tell the girl-less state Pm in? 
Sure, to vest from silken bow 

Is a come down for a pin. 

ril discard you, so I will, 

But, indeed, it is a sin; 
Other girls upon me smile, 

Why be angry with a pin? 

Wm. C. Ewing, Beta, '78. 



WISER A'Oir. 33 



WISER NOW. 

To THK TiNK oi •*TnK Prodigal" (Suttg in ^^T/u Isle of Champagne.^') 



Written for the New Sigma Chi Song Book by A. Y. Bradlby, Epsilon. '93. 



There was once a young man who was very fat — he was — he was ! 

And he thought that he might like to join our frat — he did — he did I 
So he sent in his name in a dignified manner, 
Saying he " would be charmed to come under our banner;" 
Oh, his hide would have baffled almost any tanner. 

Sing tra la la, la la la la — sing tra la la, la la la la. 

Oh, we sometimes get tired of rushing men — we do — we do ! 
But when speaking of girls, that's different again — it is — it is ! 

But when men start to rush us to get in our frat, 

We are very peculiar, we do not like that, 

So we usually talk to them right thro* our hat. 

Sing tra la la, la la la la — sing tra la la, la la la la. 

r)h, we tried hard to show him we loved him not — we did — we did ! 

He wouldn't be shown, he was after us hot — he was — he was ! 
It was very well known he had plenty of tin, 
And he thought by those means our good graces to win, 
But I'm sorry to say he was stingy as sin. 

Sing tra la la, la la la la — sing tra la la, la la la la. 

Oh, he said that he hoi)ed we'd consider his name — he did — he did! 

And you bet your life that we did that same — we did — we did ! 
So we passed round the ballots and then passed the hat, 
And decided we didn't need him in our frat. 
And then drew lots to see who should tell him of that. 
Sing tra la la, la la la la — sing tra la la, la la la la. 

Oh, that young man decided that frats were a fake — he did — he did! 
And he's never discovered his sad mistake — oh no — my no! 

Now he threatens to start up a grand opposition. 

Something uni(iue, of his own composition, 

I'm afraid that we soured his sweet disposition. 

Sing tra la la, la la la la — sing tra la la, la la la la. 



34 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



Liettet^s ffom Aetive Chaptet^s. 

FIRST PROVINCE. 

KPSILON— COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITV. 

Old Columbian has reopened her portals and with the incoming tide of 
upper classmen and verdant freshmen, Sigma Chi found herself again repre- 
sented by the same four who not cjuite a year ago reorganized old Epsilon. 
Lx)yal Brother Orville Bailey, late of Kappa, has since become one of our 
number. We deeply feel the loss ofour three other members. Brother Gordon 
has entered for a special course at Johns Hopkins, Brother Parker has engaged 
in business at Portland, Maine, while Brother Lord expects soon to enter a 
Medical College of the city, and in case his choice should fall upon Colum- 
bian we should with great pleasure welcome him back into our midst. Among 
the new men, we find much good material, and ere this letter shall have ap- 
peared in the Quarterly, our number will doubtless be increased by either 
two or three men. 

We are glad to hear of the revival of Alpha Rho, and severally and col- 
lectively extend cordial greetings to the members of that chapter. 

Brother Bradley has composed several songs for the new song book, and 
if any Sig shall chance to visit us during the year, we shall take great 
pleasure in getting Brother Thompson to sing them for him. 

Epsilon hopes, at no late day, to be able to furnish a chapter picture, as 
did our brothers of i\lpha Psi and Xi. We hope to see more of Sigs visiting 
Washington than we did last year. Our latch string is ever out. Pull iti! 
October 17, 1893. A. L. Wilson. 

THETA— (;ETTVSBURGH COLI.ECiE. 

The collegiate year of 1893-94 opened on the morning of the fifth of 
September, when the doors of Brua Memorial Chapel were thrown o])en to 
admit the band of students who had returned to begin the year's work. New 
faces were numerous, and many old ones had disappeared, some to return 
never again as students, others to report later in the session. When all the 
stragglers had finally returned, the grand total of enrollment was found to 
be 191, distributed as follows: 28 seniors, 37 juniors, 25 sophomores, 54 
freshmen and 47 preparatorians. The total number is six less than last year's 
attendance, but we remember that last yeai's graduating class had twenty 
more than any preceding class, and are not discouraged. The professors 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 35 

were all in their places and seemed as ready as usual to inflict labors and 
impose burdens. 

Athletics is on the aggressive with us th s season, and we have a foot- 
ball team in the field which has been doing very efficient service. Four 
games have betn played thus far. We were defeated by Cornell by a score 
of 14-0; defeated by University of Pennsylvania by a score of 68-0; won 
from Dickinson by a score of 24-14; and the game with Franklin and Mar- 
shall resulted in a tie — 4-4. Games are yet to be played with Dickinson, 
Bucknell, and Washington and Jefferson. 

Sigma Chi at Gettysburgh is also on the aggressive. The opening of 
the term found four of the old Sigs on hand, viz : Loudon, Heindel, Leisen- 
ring and Bixler. In addition to these was Brother Monath, whom we had 
initiated at commencement, so that we had a nucleus of five. Since then, 
however, we have initiated three good, worthy fellows, and it gives me pleas- 
ure to introduce to the world of Sigma Chi Brother Augustus M. Bixler, of 
Baltimore, Md., who is a brother of Brother Wm. H. H. Bixler; also Brother 
Orville L. Sigafoos, of Easton, Penn., and Brother Harry Olewine, of Hazle- 
ton, Penn. These have already proven themselves truly worthy to wear our 
emblem, and we commend them to the good will and favor of all Sigma Chis. 
Our number is now eight, and we still have encouraging prospects. Brother 
Stuckenberg, who was with us last year, is at his home in Cincinnati, and 
Brother Humrichouse is attending business college at his home in Baltimore 
City. We have abundant reason to believe that the i)resent year will be the 
most prosperous we have had for a good while. 

We are glad to have another frater in arhe in the person of Rev. T. C. 
Billheimer, D. D., who occupies the chair of Hebrew and Pastoral Theology 
in the Theological Seminary here located. We now have two of our charter 
members in Gettysburgh — Dr. Bickle in the college faculty and Dr. Bill- 
heimer in the seminary faculty. We have been pleased to have at several of 
our recent chapter meetings Brother PYank Hersh, Theta, '92, who has been 
spending several weeks at his home here. At our last meeting Brother Harry 
Wolf, 'llieta, '84, was with us and was indeed i^elccme. We are indebted to 
the magnanimity of our esteemed Brother Dr. Ziegenfuss, of Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., for a handsome album, in which are to be placed photographs of all of 
Theta's loyal sons, active and alumni. Dr. Ziegenfuss has our sincere 
gratitude. 

We are glad to learn of the resurrection of Ali>ha Rho, and extend to 
our new brothers in Lehigh a kindly greeting and our best wishes. We have 
heard from Eta Eta, and she is prospering. We trust that we shall soon hear 
from more of our sister chapters. 
October 19, 1893. Warren K. Damuth. 



36 THE SIGMA CIII QVARTERLY. 

KAPPA— HICK NELL UNIVERSITY. 

Kappa greets her sister chapters. The University opened on Sept. yth 
with a small increase in attendance over that of last year. This session 
finds only four '*Knthiisiastic J^^igs" here — Megorgee, Wagner, Rohland and 
Portser — to take up the Loyal Kmblem and battle for Sigma Chi. We say 
enthusiastic because enthusiasm necessarily vitalizes means into ends, and 
this is just what it has done in the rushing line. 

While thoroughly congenial and happy, we were not content with our 
number and scarcely had a week elapsed when we strengthened it by two 
new men. We take pleasure in introducing them to the fraternity at large. 
They are H. Rums Smith, of Middleburgh, Pa., and Frank S. Rogers, of 
Muncy. Pa. Both men measure uj) to our high standard and bid fair to be 
worthy wearers of the gold and blue. 

This year six of last year's chai)ter did not return to college. Brother 
Bailey is taking a course in law at Columbian University. Brother Ryan is 
trying conclusions with a business course at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Both paid us a pleasant visit at the beginning of this term. Brother Sandels 
is reading medicine at home in CJreensburg, while Brother Kinports is out of 
college this term. Brother Reid is in Milton, Pa., while Brother Graham is 
attending college in Denver, Col. 

On Sept. i8th we had the pleasure of a visit from Brother Edmonds, of 
Kpsilon Chapter, whom we found to be a thorough Sig in every sense. 

College news is slow, but the monotony was broken by the advent of a 
chapter of Sigma Al|)ha Epsilon. The fraternity roll now numbers four. 

As to athletics, foot-ball is the main sport this season and the X'niver- 
sity has plenty of good material for a first class team, brother Megorgee and 
Brother Smith take care of our interests on the field, the former playing full 
back, the latter holding the center. 

Sigma Chi is well represented in university life, and socially she still 
has her former claim on Lewisburg. Kai)pa extends to all visiting Sigs a 
most cordial welcome. 

October 16, 1893. I hen M. Portskr. 

OMICRON— DICKINSON COI.LECK. 

College opened again on the fourteenth of September and the class of 
'94 has by this time the proverbial yoke of **dignity" resting gracefully on its 
neck. The freshman class this year numbers seventy-five men, and is a 
very lively class. This is the largest class Dickinson has entered since the 
war of the rebellion. 

Dickinson's foot-ball team is rather a delicate subject to us just at pres- 
ent, so we had better say nothing about it now beyond the fact that every 
one **hopes for the best." 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 37 

Omicron starts the year with brighter prospects than ever, entering the 
field of active work with twelve good men. We w^ish to introduce to the 
fraternity at large, Brothers F. A. Cuvl, Jr., of Harrisburg, Pa.; W. C. Nevin, 
Pittsburg, Pa. ; B. Kremer, Carlisle, Pa. ; R. Zug, Carlisle, Pa. ; F. E. Coover, 
Newcumberland, Pa. ; all of '97, and J. C. Groome, of Carlisle. Brother 
Groome is a prominent citizen of Carlisle and the leading druggist. He is 
taking a special course in chemistry in college, and is now the proud wearer 
of the white cross. Our new men are genuine and loyal Sigma Chis, to say 
the least. 

Omicron is this year represented in athletics by Brother R. S. Hays, 
'94, who is treasurer of the association, and Brother R. V. Lincoln, '95, who is 
quarter-back on the foot-ball team. In the class elections Brother Cuvl was 
elected secretary, and Brother Kremer vice-president. Brother Keerl, of Marin- 
ette, Wis., did not return this fall, and we all truly miss him. 

A short time ago we changed our fraternity rooms, and now we have 
what we have every reason to believe to be the most conveniently located 
and best furnished rooms of any fraternity in the college. We have had 
visits this year so far from Brothers Foster and Wooden, both Omicron, '93. 

Omicron is much in favor of a new song book, and we think that all the 
chapters should take an active part in getting up the book, to make it such 
that we may all be proud of its originality and true merit. 

October 12, 1893. Norman Landis. 

ALPHA ALPHA— HOHART COLLEGE. 

Once again with pleasure we hail our re-assembled brothers and extend 
to them thai fraternal greeting which serves not only to bring us into closer 
fellowship, but acts as an incentive to him who has just taken upon himself 
the fraternal vow. 

It was not with the pleasantest prospects that wd returned to Hobart this 
year, for seemingly insurmountable barriers stared us in the face. We were 
inexperienced Sigs, but with abundance of that Sig grit, which seems to be 
hereditary, we began to remove by degrees our imjiediments, and soon our 
coast was clear. 

To say that our spirits were not dampened by the non-appearance of 
Brothers Leach and Russell would be false. At the start we were handicapped, 
for only four of the active meml)ers — Brothers Lockton, Seymour, Smith and 
Phillips — and a strong and lively detachment from Omicron, in the shape of 
Brother W. S. Burch, had presented themselves for the approaching contest. 
Were we in it ? Listen ! ! The first victim that fell to our lot was Brother 
Mark H. Milne, '96, of Hornellsville, N. Y. And then — why, they just 
sailed in. Brother Whicher, '97, of Mayville, N. Y., who was brought here 



38 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

by Brother Whicher, '92, Alpha Phi, succumbed gracefully. Bro. Lynn W. 
'lliompscn, '98, of Watertown, N. Y., next met his royal highness. Brothers 
Bates, *97, of Canandaigua, N.Y., and Van Kluck, '97, of Seneca Falls, N.Y., 
tackled the ** same '* and were fully satisfied. But we have not yet done, for 
the royal keeper of the goat is yet shari)ening his shears preparatory to trim- 
ming of ** Bill's " shaggy Iccks for the next wanderer. 

We shall soon have the pleasure of welcoming back into our midst 
Brother Huntington, who left college last Christmas. As to our departed 
brothers. Brother Ltach is now doing newspaper work in Lyons, N. Y., and 
Brother Russell is in Camelot, N. Y., ** waiting for something to turn up." 
Brother Russell paid us a short visit last week and entertained us in his inimita- 
ble way. Alpha Alpha is in the best of spirits, and the present indicotions 
point to a healthful future. 

To the re-established Alpha Rho Chapter we extend our congratulations 
and best w^ishes for continued prosperity. To all chapters and to all Sigs 
Alpha Alpha extends the hand of fellowship and wishes well for their future. 
October 17, 1893. ^- J- Phillips. 

ETA ETA— DARTMOUTH CC^LLECJE. 

The college year of 1893-94 opened at Dartmouth on September 14th, 
and never in the history of the college under brighter auspices. With a new 
president, several large becjuests and more in prospect, and a remarkable 
enthusiasm among the alumni, it wculd certainly seem that the old college 
must become even a more i)otent factor in the educational world in the future 
than it has been in the past. In Dr. William J Tucker, Dartmouth has 
secured a president with whom both alumni and under-graduates are fully 
satisfied. In the prime of life, broad, able, and modern in his ideas, he has 
already infused new life into the college in every department. 

Through the efibrts of the alumni Dartmouth now has as fine an athletic 
field as can be found in New England, fully equipped with quarter-mile track, 
base-ball and foot-ball fields, tennis courts and a grand-stand having a capac- 
ity of about 700. In the near future the gymnasium will be thoroughly ren- 
ovated and equipped with the latest and most approved apparatus. An in- 
structor in physical culture has been secured, in addition to the coachers for 
base-ball, foot-ball and athletic teams. 

The entering class this fall numbers 130, the largest in the history of 
the college. The struggle between the fraternities represented here for good 
delegations from '97, has been even more spirited than usual, and Sigma Chi, 
in spite of the disadvantage of being a new fraternity in Dartmouth, has been 
wonderfully successful. We have secured a delegation of nine men, and 
take great pleasure in presenting to the Sigma Chi world the names of 
Messrs. Hotchkiss, Cummings, Alley, Appleton, Huchins, Chase, Bolser, 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 39 

Pillsbury and Taylor, who, while not yet initiated into the mysteries of Sigma 
Chi, will have been by the time that this letter appears. We came in con- 
flict particularly with D. K. E., Phi Delta Theta, and Beta Theta Pi, and 
took our men from them in numerous instances. 

At present the interest of the college centers in the work of its foot-ball 
team, Dartmouth forming, together with Amherst and Williams, a triangular 
league. In all probability before the issue of this number of the Quarterly, 
the championship will have been decided between the rival colleges. On 
the team representing Dartmouth, Sigma Chi claims Little, guard; Jones, 
tackle and captain; Stone, tackle, and Hotchkiss, half or full-back; also one 
or two substitutes. We played Harvard two weeks ago, being defeated 16-0, 
and defeated Trinity on the 13th, 16—6, with a crippled team. 

Sigma Chi occupies a most prominent position in college athletics, as 
a glance at the positions filled by Sigs will show. On the ball team last 
spring we had Brown, short-stop, and Griffin, second-base. Next year we 
have the manager of the team, H. J. Brown, '95, having been chosen to fill 
that position. In general athletics W. M. Ames, '94, is manager of the 
team representing us at Worcester next spring, and Welton, '94, last year 
won the running broad jump. In tennis, which is becoming more and more 
popular here, we have Thurston, '94, president of the association, and Foster, 
'95, treasurer. The association will occupy courts on the new athletic field. 

But my letter is assuming altogether too extensive proportions, and 
with the best wishes of Eta Eta to her sister chapters, I must close. 

October 15, 1893. W. A. Foster. 

ALPHA THETA— MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUlE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Alpha Theta Chapter opened the year with ten men only, all of whom, 
however, are very enthusiastic members. Of last year's men, two graduated — 
Walter H. Vorce and Charles L. Nutter. Both are now holding responsible 
positions, notwithstanding the difficulty of obtaining such positions under 
present circumstances. We have already taken in three members — Brothers 
Foss, Compton and Osgood. They are all prominent among their fellow- 
classmen, and are consequently in a position to help us get the best men into 
our chapter for this year. We hope to increase our numbers still more before 
long and I am sure we can do so creditably. 

Alpha Theta is well represented in Institute life in general. Brother 
Pechin is manager of the foot-ball team, and Brother Coburn is assistant 
manager. Brother Andrews plays full-back on the eleven, and Brother Osgood 
one of the new men mentioned, played half-back until he was injured and 
obliged to stop. Brother Knapp is business manager of Tlie Tech, our weekly 
paper. We also have the secretary and treasurer of the glee and banjo clubs. 



40 THE SIGMA CIII QUARTERLY. 

The entering class this year, although very large, numbering nearly four 
hundred, is somewhat smaller than last year, which was the largest that ever 
entered. 

Alpha Theta was represented at the recent convention at Chicago by 
Brother Andrews and myself. I wish to extend to the Chicago Alumni Chap- 
ter our hearty thanks for the cordial reception which they gave us, and in our 
turn wish to extend to any and all visiting Sigs a most cordial welcome. 

October 25, 1893. L. S. Tyler. 

/Vi.PHA Rii(>— leiii(;h university. 

Alpha Rho sends her first greetings to her sister chapters, and first of all 
wishes to exi)ress her thanks to the many alumni who made our initiation so 
successful and enjoyable. Our introduction as a chapter at Lehigh has been 
equally successful, and although we have not yet secured a house, we are 
making rapid stiides to the front and mean to be behind in nothing. 

The lack of a house handicaps us somewhat, but the prospects for one 
in the near futuie are very good. Our goat was eager to begin work, and as 
a result of his labors we ask our brothers to welcome with us Frank L. Cook 
and Ira A. Shimer. Henry Olmstead '96, has left college, but expects to 
join *97 at Christmas. We have another '97 man promised and are rushing 
several others. 

Out of respect to our late president, Dr. Lamberton, who died a few 
weeks before the opening of college, a number of the society events will not 
take place, but the foot-ball team, on which Brother Wooden is a guard, is 
making an enviable reputation, and the glee and banjo clubs are second to 
none in the East. 

We feel certain that Sigma Chi will never regret its entrance into Lehigh, 
and hope that many loyal, good-hearted Sigs may go forth from amongst us 
to add new lustre to the white cross. 

At present the only wonderful one in our band is Brother Loomis. He 
is a yachtsman bred in the ba( kbone, and with him in the land the America's 
cup is bound to remain. 

W^e wish our brothers to remember in their wanderings and correspond- 
ence that Alpha Rho is again at Lehigh, eager for encouragement and with 
latch-string always outside. 

October 15, 1893. Robert E. Laramy. 

ALPHA PHI— CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Although our losses by graduation last June were serious, bur ranks are 

being filled up very w^ell. The men whom we have initiated this term are 

Richard Franchot, '96, from Quebec; Roy H. Hasson, '97, and William H. 

Squire, * 9 7, of Cincinnati; Walter G. Sargent, Law School, '95, of Pitts- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 41 

burgh; Herbert B. Royce, Law School, '96, of Middletown, N. Y.; John 
M. Davidge, Law School, '96, of Brooklyn ; Frank R. Dickey, Law School, 
'95, of Newburgh ; and Benjamin S. Spaulding, Law School, '84, of Elmira. 
In addition to these we were glad to welcome into our chapter several Sigs 
who have entered here from other institutions. The brothers are C. R. 
Neare, University of Cincinnati, '95; M. H. Gerry, University of Minne- 
sota, *9i; and H. B. Alverson, University of Wisconsin, '93. 

During the celebration of Cornell's Silver Anniversary we received a 
visit from brother Brewer, *g2. George Carr Purdy, '92, Grand Praetor of the 
First Province, has also been with us for the last few days. And Ralph Link, 
'94, who could not return this year on account of illness, is expected here 
next week. Brothers Rogers and Snowhook have recently been elected to Phi 
Delta Phi, the leading legal fraternity here; and Brother Jones is to represent 
Sigma Chi this year on the junior ball committee. The independents and 
one or two fraternities have combined this year against the majority of the 
fraternities. As a consequence the results of recent university and class 
elections are not particularly pleasing to us. 

Cornell is more than delighted at Harvard's failure to get Charles E. 
Courtney, the famous oarsman, as a coach of their crews. He spent two 
weeks at Cambridge, and Cornellians were fearful lest he should decide to 
remain there. But his decision to continue coaching Cornell's oarsmen leads 
us to hope that we may keep on turning out victorious crews. 

This is an off season for Cornell in the foot-ball world, owing chiefly to 
the heroic death of Captain George P. Witherbee just before he was to begin 
the training of the candidates. 

October 20, 1893. Chas. S. Youn(;. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

PSI— UxNlVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. 

Out of the ten men expected back this year only five have turned up so 
far, and as three of them are recent arrivals, Psi's prospects at the beginning of 
the session looked gloomy; but now, with Urquhart, Old, Forsyth, Baylor and 
Neel of last year's chapter, and two transfers (J. G. Todd, Sigma Sigma, and 
J. Seebrell, Jr., Gamma Gamma,) we are able to take our old stand, and hope 
soon to introduce more than one man to the fraternity at large. 

Brother Denny, Grand Praetor of the Second Province, was over to see us 
the other day, and talked a great deal about a convention which he is anxious to 
hold in Richmond on Thanksgiving Day. We hope that this will meet with the 
approval of our sister chapters and that they will not only send delegates, but 
come en mcisse. It is very important that this convention be held, as we have 
not had one for several years and there is^much to be attended to and lots to 
be said that is of vital importance to us. 



42 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Our foot-ball team, which promised to be such a good one at the first of 
the session, is in rather a bad condition now, owing principally to so many of 
the men being hurt and others having to stop playing because their parents 
objected to the game, but with the assistance of Mr. Poe, some arnica and a 
few persuasive letters, we still hope to capture the southern championship, 
l)esides showing some of our northern brothers that *' the corn-fed southern 
boys," as they call us, are not as much their inferiors in the game as they 
suppose. 

Since we left here last June, two new chairs have been established, one 
in the I^w and the other in the Academic department; the latter is a memo- 
rial to our beloved Brother Linden Kent. 

At the Finals last year Sigma Chi made a good showing, Brothers Hines 
and Anderson both got their B. L's.; Old and Urquhart were among the nine 
first year ** Med's" who made all of their tickets, and Forsyth, Lyman and 
Potts made a record for themselves among the **Academs.'* 

October 27, 1893. T. H. Neel. 

GAMMA GAMMA— RAXDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. 

Randolph-Macon has begun the year, despite the financial distresses ol 
the summer, with about the usual number of students and with an addition 
worthy of especial mention — the Woman's College at Lynchburg, Va. There 
will be nearly four hundred and fifty students in Randolph- Macon institutions 
this year, and the affairs have never been more prosperous. 

The prosperity of Gamma Gamma is also worthy of mention. Five of 
the old men returned this year and cautiously but carefully surveyed the 
ground. All the men upon whom the honor of being solicited was conferred, 
accepted it with an appreciation of its worth, and Gamma Gamma introduces 
to the Greek world five men whom she duly and pamfalhj initiated in the 
following order: ?:. A. Edwards, W. R. Winfree, H. W. Jackson, S. H. Watts 
and J. Mullen. Four of these men were solicited by at least two other 
fraternities here, and all are men who will strive to honor Sigma Chi. 

Strange to say, none of the other fraternities here have initiated any men 
this year — a sure indication that the old Sigs who returned this year were not 
idle. Brother Asbury Christian, of Alpha Psi, was with us during the ** rushing " 
and during the initiations. He was invaluable. 

Of Brother Fldwards we can say at least that he is a patriotic and loyal 
Sigma Chi. Brother Winfree is a courteous and genial young man from one 
of Lynchburg's best families, and will represent us in base ball next spring. 
Handsome ** little" Jackson is the youngest member we have, is bright, con- 
genial, and already an enthusiastic Sig. He is the son of ex-Govemor 
Jackson of Maryland. Brother Watts fills the place of his whole-souled brother 
Thomas, whom he resembles very much, and is a hard student; while Brother 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 43 

Mullen comes to us with a splendid reputation as a student, and will doubtless 
aid in upholding the reputation Sigma Chi has here. 

Brothers A. and H. Fletcher, Dickerson, Christian and Drewryare the old 
men who returned this year, so our chapter numbers ten. Our initiates num- 
ber the same as last year — five. 

Sigma Chi is well represented in athletics by Brother Dickerson, who is 
manager of the foot-ball team and one of the board of directors, also vice- 
president of the Athletic Association, and by Brother Fletcher, who is right 
half-back. 

In the class room she is well represented, none of the men being drones, 
and maintains an average of excellence seldom found in such a number. And 
in the literary field she holds positions of honor in the literary society, and 
to her belongs the editorship of the college magazine. 

The members do not "clique,*' and they try to avoid any needless boast- 
ing. The spirit of the braggart has never characterized Gamma Gamma, and 
her members are bound together by a brotherly affection which reaches out 
beyond them to the whole of Sigdom and beyond that to the world. 

But we haven't mentioned all Gamma Gamma as yet. Her sisters are a 
decided factor. And whether our colors match the depths of azure eyes and 
the shining floss of golden hair or no, their sympathies are always with the 
blue and gold. With beauties which enhance the attractions of mind and soul, 
they draw us nearer and nearer that high ideal of noble manhood which is 
represented by the letters — Sigma Chi. 

October 14, 1893. • E. A. Edwards. 

SIGMA SIGMA— HAMPDEN-SVDNKV COLLEGE. 

The one hundred and eighteenth session of our old college was formally 
opened on the 15th of September last. We were agreeably surprised to find 
so many students in attendance, for nearly every one had foreboded a con- 
siderable falling off* on account of the great financial pressure that was then at 
its height throughout the whole country. But by actual count we found that 
our number was only five or six less than at the same time last session, and it 
still holds about the same relative position. 

The hearts of the old students were much rejoiced by some very material 
improvements that had been made during the summer. As we drove up to the 
old place our eyes were greeted by a handsome new iron fence enclosing the 
campus. This was refreshing, but what was actually thrilling was to find that 
the old chapel, which we had deserted for the new one in Memorial Hall, had 
been handsomely and thoroughly ecjuipped for a gymnasium and an expert 
instructor from Union Seminary, nearby, had been hired to take charge of it. 
This improvement was particularly appreciated, since heretofore we have been 
dependent upon the seminary gymnasium, which is neither very convenient 



44 THE SIGMA cm QUARTERLY. 

nor well equipped. We actually found that improvements had been made 
even down to the professors' salaries, they having been raised three hundred 
dollars; but this didn't raise the temperature of our feelings as much as it did 
theirs. 

The prospects for athletics were never so bright. The foot-ball material 
is splendid, and our gymnasium instructor has already taken some of the 
aspirants in charge, showing them after the most approved methods how to 
run, how to tackle, how to knock the breath out of a man or break his collar- 
bone without being ** fouled." Some team (?) is going to bite the dust this 
fall. To cap the climax, however, so think the athletes, one of the college's 
best friends. Professor Venable of Baltimore, has authorized our faculty to 
select new athletic grounds, the old ones belonging to the seminary having 
been sold, have them put in thorough order with bathing pool and bath rooms 
attached, and turn the bill in to him. All these things are calculated, of 
course, to make us feci as if the southern boom has just really arrived. 

But what about old Sigma Chi? Briefly stated and without vain boast, 
we are still holding our own, if not on top. For the last two or three years 
fortune has been particularly kind to Sigma Chi. Her chapter roll has l)een 
as long as that of any other fraternity here, and her sons have stood socially, 
mentally and morally at the top. Prospects and realities were never so bright 
as right now. May we continue to keep the white cross in her present 
condition. 

When we oi)ened our hall this session, we found Brothers Dunlap, Fergu- 
son, Martin, Trinkle, Sawyers, Sydnor and Southall present. This was a 
splendid start, and we have taken advantage of it. We can already take great 
pleasure in introducing to Sigdom, Brothers Leighton Stuart of Alabama, J. W. 
Benson of Arkansas, S. M. Mason of South Carolina, and J. L. Mauzy of 
Virginia. There was much rivalry among the *' Greeks" over these four 
promising young ** barbarians," but Sigma Chi*s school of civilization appear- 
ing to them the best, they fulfilled their promise by their choice. So far, no 
one has shown the bad taste to refuse us. 

A few weeks ago we had a pleasant visit from Brother W. D. Hooper, 
who is now filling the Latin chair in the TJniversity of Georgia. 

Sigma Sigma extends her warmest greetings to all chapters of Sigma Chi, 
particularly to Alpha Rho, whom she heartily congratulates on her revival, 
sincerely hoping that she may never again drop out of our ranks. 

October 17, 1893. T. B. Southall. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 45 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA— MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

Miami this year opened with a larger attendance than she has had since 
the ante-bellum days. Her future now is assured. Although our college will 
never be very large, it certainly will rank among the best of the small colleges 
of the country. 

Alpha was unfortunate this year in only having five men back out of the 
ten that were expected to return. Brother Stevenson has gone into business 
in Hillsborough, Ohio. Brother Rankin has accepted the principalship of 
Elizabethtown, (Tenn.) Academy. Brother Garrett could not return this 
year, but will be back next year. Brother McSurely will return after Christ- 
mas. Brother Adams will probably return this term. 

We have pledged three good men, Clarence Laudenbach, Frank Gernson, 
both of Urbana, O., and Howard Wilson, of Middletown, O. Saturday, 
Oct. 21, we initiated Brother Wilson, and now have the pleasure of introduc- 
ing him to our brothers in Sigma Chi. 

Brothers Fowler and Fenton are in the **Miami Troubadours,** our man- 
dolin and guitar club. It consists of four mandolins, two guitars and a cello. 

We have had this year the pleasure of visits from a number of Sigs from 
other chapters. Brothers Harper, Cross, Nichols and Eaton, of Zeta Psi, and 
Brothers Johnson and Diehl, of Zeta Psi and Alpha Phi, called on us Sept. 13. 
We also had a very pleasant call from Brother Harry Duncan, Sept. 17th. 

On Oct. 7th, the day of the game of foot-ball between the University of 
Cincinnati and Miami, we had a visit from the following Sigs from Zeta Psi, 
six of whom were on the team : Brothers Kemper, Lawrence, Mattox, Kinsey, 
Holterhoff, Emerson, Johnson, Cross and Thompson. 

October, 23, 1893. Will H. Nutt. 

GAMMA— OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

Never before in her history was Ohio Wesleyan so favorably fixed for a 
large increase of attendance, and yet our enrollment this year has fallen one 
hundred and fifty short of last year. University Hall, costing two hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, was completed and dedicated last June. Grey*s 
Chapel, which is in this building, is the largest chapel in the world and has a 
seating capacity for three thousand persons. We attribute the decrease in 
attendance to the financial state of the country, and if this is so the stringency 
of the money market has not only caused a falling off in attendance, but has 
cast a gloom over the university. Very few of the old boys returned this year, 
and the new faces seem to lack the energetic spirit which has previously char- 
acterized O. W. U. men. 



46 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

At the beginning of college year '93-94 Gamma had but four initiated 
men and five pledged men. Since then we have initiated Harold Chesterwood 
Bowers, whom I take great pleasure in introducing to the rest of the Sigma 
Chi world. Brother Bowers was bid by other frats, but he preferred to wear 
the white cross. He has all the qualifications of a good Sig and is a valuable 
acquisition to the fraternity. We have two pledged men whom I would have 
had the pleasure of introducing to Sigma Chi had it not been for obdurate 
fathers who thought frats were the ruination of college men. We are waiting 
patiently for the light to strike these fathers and soften their hearts. 

We lost several of our best men this year and we feel their absence very 
much. Brother Mitchell is attending college at Williamstown, Mass. Brother 
Clayton is in business at Dayton, O. Brother Ireton is studying law at Cin- 
cinnati, O. Brother Adams is at his home near Hillsboro. Brother Long is 
at Ann Arbor attending law school. 

At the beginning of this term we had a very pleasant visit from two 
alumni who were with us last year — Brothers Ireton and Adams. We expected 
to have Brother Adams with us this year, but his property, which is very 
extensive and valuable, demanded his attention. 

In college honors we have had our share. Brother Spenser will captain 
the base-ball team next year. Brother Soult is on the executive committee of 
the Athletic Association. Brother Powell was elected on the Senior Lecture 
Bureau. 

Athletics seem to be way below par, and I am sorry to say that we shall 
have no foot-ball team in the field this year. The Seniors and Juniors were to 
have played a game last Saturday, but the game was given to the Juniors 
because the Seniors objected to play ball in the mud. The freshmen and 
sophomores expect to have a game next Saturday. Sig boys are represented 
on most of the class teams. We had a ball game with the Defiance club of 
Columbus two weeks ago. We were badly beaten by the score of 17-3. 
October 18, 1893. Edward Thomson Powell. 

MU— DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

The beginning of the present session found but seven Sigs upon the field 
at Denison besides Brother Massie, '93, who is taking post-graduate work. 
But we were seven in one, and our very first meeting was one of enthusiasm, 
at which we renewed our loyalty and love for dear old Sigma Chi, and planned 
our work lor the coming term. Although we missed the wise and experienced 
heads which our seniors bore away with them last June, we felt that we could 
present a formidable phalanx to our enemies; and already our most bitter 
enemies are compelled to acknowledge that to us belongs the victory and the 
spoils. Our first work was to look around, meet men, decide upon the ones 
we wanted, and then get them, all of which we did. It was contested ground, 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 47 

but our boys fought nobly. One of our new men was earnestly sought for by 
all the **frats'* represented here. Now that the rush is over, I have the 
pleasure of introducing to our brothers throughout the land our new initiates: 
Herbert O. Barber, of Cambridge, O., a first class, all round fellow, who came 
to us well recommended; Clifford A. Wiltsee, of Cincinnati, another fine fel- 
low, a musician and a foot-ball player; and Arthur W. Dean, of Newark, O., 
who has the true Sig material in him. It was hard work to secure the latter, 
as he came here under other influences; but a calm and thorough survey of 
Sigma Chi's merits decided him, notwithstanding our strongest rivals in frater- 
nity circles to the contrary, and, after it all, the knowledge of the contempti- 
ble means which our opponents have used in working against us makes the 
victory all the brighter. Words strong enough do not occur to us to express 
our disgust at the foul and dirty work of one of our rivals in particular. 

At the start our hopes were somewhat blighted, as Brother Barber, our 
first initiate, not being able to take the studies he desired, was prevailed upon 
to leave our school. But we wish him the very best success. While we are 
justly proud of our successes, we are by no means asleep, but hope that by 
our next report we may be able to announce new victories. 

The enrollment at Denison this year is large, and we have bright hopes 
for her. An elegant Science Hall is just being completed and an Academy 
Hall is building. We are sure that next year will find a better class of students 
at Denison and a class that will create some spirit and enthusiasm. Thus far 
the present term has been characterized by inactivity and lack of interest and 
enthusiasm. No foot-ball team has been organized, and hence we are not rep- 
resented in the association this fall. 

Mu has not a single senior this year, and thus the more important honors 
are not within our reach; but we have all we could ask for, as we are well rep- 
resented in athletics, class enterprises and in everything pertaining to the 
best interests of the college. 

We were glad to shake hands with Brother Howard Ferris, '76, and 
Brother H. B. Curtin, '88, who were with us for a few hours. If any wander- 
ing Sig should find himself in our little town, where Mu was established long 
years ago, let him remember that Sigma Chi is still represented here and bids 
him a warm welcome. 

October 18, 1893. Will P. Kerr. 

ZETA ZETA— CENTRE COLLEGE. 

The closing of last year left Zeta Zeta gazing backward, amazed and 
bewildered into the ashen past, kindled to signal fires by the loud wing of 
fame. Proud will be the memory of each individual of that band who was 
identified with the progress and success of a year unexampled in collegiate 
history. Like a mirage with its fountains, its shade, its birds and bloom, 



48 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

which blossoms hope by promises and withers it by fading away, last year 
appears a type inimitable^ unapproachable, passing into shadow land. But 
though the image go, the record will stand of the admirable energies and 
splendid talents which go to make Centre College an institution of national 
interest and respect. 

All honor to Hardin and Swango, w^hose voices — one at Columbia, the 
other at Chicago — spoke **01d Center" out of sectional boundaries into 
national recognition. 

We greet our brothers, twelve strong, aggressive, and already showing a 
list of honors for the new year. Our first and most valued success was to 
fasten the ** white cross" upon the breasts of four of the best men in college 
— Brothers Cheek, Dorman, McElroy and Willis — we introduce with pride, 
confident that their future actions will justify our high opinion of them. 
Brother Cheek has already shown his mettle by capturing the presidency of 
the athletic association. His prominence in athletic circles made his election 
easy. 

Brothers Owsley and Breckenridge, representing Chamberlain and Demo- 
logian literary societies, are on for 22nd speeches; and both being splendid 
orators, the contest between them is of doubtful issue. 

We are known in foot ball by two stalwart Sigs. In this department of 
college life we have been successful for three consecutive Saturdays. The 
Cincinnati University, the L. A. C. club of Louisville, and state college of 
Lexington have been met and handsomely disposed of. In these games 
Brothers Hardin and Van Winkle have won emulous distinction, and they are 
now rated with the best eastern players. 

After the game with the University of Cincinnati we spent a 
pleasant evening with some brother Sigs who were players on that eleven. 
Loyalty to the cross and the bond of brotherly sympathy proved far stronger 
than the warm feelings engendered by foot ball. 

November 2, 1893. L. C. Atherton. 

ZETA PSI— UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

The chapter has returned eleven men this year to battle with books and 
rival fraternities; stanch men and true, who through years of struggle have 
shown their allegiance to Sigma Chi. A few '* spikes " have been nailed and 
we introduce to our brothers Messrs. Graydon, McAvoy and Emerson, all of 
'96. Graydon and McAvoy were both worked hard by Beta Theta Pi 
and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Emerson was ours by right of inheritance; we 
have three other men pledged and feel proud of our record and our future. 
Our faithful alumni are giving us their aid, as always. Clyde Parker Johnson, 
Cornell, '93, is back here at the law department, and often sheds his genial 
light on the freshmen. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 49 

George D. Harper, G.and Praetor of the Third Province, has begun to 
evolve poetry and has six or eight clever songs ready with which to enrich 
the new song book. Our very good friend, Miss Ina Viola Ambrose, has 
composed the music to two of these, *• King Arthur," and ** My Love," and 
we of Zeta Psi are proud of our poetic brothers and our loyal Sig girls. 

The echoes of that ** grand" national convention still whisper of the 
departed joys, and our mental eyes are often turned Plaisanceward as we try 
to think of the Hungarian dance hall and the glittering spectacle of dancing 
Sigs and waving lights,«and in memory our heads grow dizzy with the intoxi- 
cation of joy at meeting old friends and new loves formed and cemented. 
Oh ! how we did enjoy those few sweet short hours of song, banqueting and 
speech-making! Yet, with it all, Zela Psi has never lost sight of the serious 
business of our fraternity life. We know what is due from each chapter to the 
fraternity, and have tried to carry out our [)art. We may be counted upon to 
keep our place among the honored chapters whose cr^^^it is good with the fra- 
ternity government and whose debts are paid. 

October i6, 1893. Willard Stoms Mattox. 

ALPHA GAMMA— OHIO STATK UNIVKRSITY. 

** Earth is all in splendor dres't, 
Queenly fair she sits at rest» 
While the deep delicious day, 
Dreams its hippy life away." 

Yes, divine Autumn is again upon us, with her gorgeous magnificence, so 
full of suggestions to the poet who sings so sweetly of her splendor, and to 
the sentimentalist who sighs as he witnesses her mute suggestions of decay. 
But the vision of the buoyant collegian sees only the brilliant prismatic 
coloring, and he is therefore joyous as he continues his pursuit of knowledge 
beneath the fading verdure of his native campus. 

But what of Alpha Gamma? In response to the call of loyalty and devo- 
tion we have once more gathered around our fraternal hearth-stone; and 
glancing around the circle we find that we have lost one brother, who leaves 
college to take up the duties of active life. I refer to Brother R. T. Ellis, 
Alpha Gamma's oldest active member, who has brought much honor upon his 
fraternity and whose vacant chair will long remain unoccupied. But we are 
fortunate in receiving into our fold Brother L':?w Frazier of Beta, who will 
finish his education within the friendly jiortals of the O. S. U. We are also 
aided in our deliberations by the mature counsel of Brother Goddard of '92, 
who is taking post-graduate work in his chosen line. So that we began the 
year's work with nine active men, each with his ambitious shoulder beneath 
the banner of Sigma Chi. As a result of the preliminary skirmishing we were 



50 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

able to pledge two valuable men, and can report two other strong probabilities, 
all four of which we will welcome most heartily into our fraternal circle. 

To the list of honors which we gave in our last letter, we can add several. 
Brother Gillen was recently elected president of the local athletic association, 
and at the same time Brother Davis was tendered the presidency of the Ohio 
Inter -collegiate Athletic Association. The annual promotions in the univer- 
sity battalion are almost due, and are awaited with great expectancy. 
Brother Haseltine, by virtue of his winning the prize drill last year, will receive 
the highest office obtainable, that of lieutenant-colonel, while Brothers Knim 
and Jones will undoubtedly receive commissions almost as valuable, llie 
all-engrossing subject of the present season is the foot-ball team, which has 
been doing some splendid preliminary work. Here we are represented by 
Brother Gillen, captain and half-back, and Brother Wood, full-back. 

As to our university, we unrestrainedly report prosperity. With an 
increased faculty, new equipment and new buildings, we are keeping pace 
with the rapid march of progress. In short, fortune is casting her most win- 
ning smiles upon Ohio's great university and the loyal chapter of Sigma Chi 
which is (juartered within her extensive precincts. 

October 24, 1893. W. E. Haseltinr. 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

LAMBDA— INDIANA UNIVER.SITV. 

Indiana University is prosperous to a high degree. . Dr. Swain, our new 
president, is giving universal satisfaction. To be sure, he came not to us as 
a stranger, for it has been only a few years since he was here in the mathe- 
matical department. Dr. Swain has been teaching at Leland Stanford, Jr. 
University for the last two years. There he distinguished himself as well as 
here in his line of work. Not only is he strong in his specialty, but he also 
has those business qualifications which are necessary for a president. We 
also have new men in the English and Latin departments. Professor Samp- 
son, who is at the head of the English department, is an exceptionally strong 
man, and is having good success as a teacher. Over three hundred students 
are taking work in his line. This is something that should make any teacher 
feel justly proud. 

The life of the student has been changed to some extent this year, and 
for the better. This is the result of several of the faculty giving informal 
socials at their homes every week, and to which the faculty, students, towns- 
people and visitors are invited. In this manner every student has an oppor- 
tunity of meeting everyone in college. Instead, then, of a student knowing 
only a few, he has the pleasure of being acquainted with all. This has the 
effect of making college life more like home. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 51 

In athletics this year we have not distinguished ourselves. We have 
splendid material for a foot-ball team, but on account of lack of money 
have not been able to engage a coacher. Nevertheless, even under these dis- 
couraging circumstances, the boys have worked manfully, and every score 
that has been marked against us has been done so only by the greatest effoit. 
We can comfort ourselves, though, with this fact, that the reputation that we 
lose in foot ball we more than regain in the base-ball season. We have a 
fine pitcher for this next year, and in fact for every position except catcher, 
and we are always fortunate enough to have some school teacher come in for 
the spring term who can catch a ball with as much ease as he can thrash one 
of his smaller pupils. 

Sigma Chi this year has obtained her full share of the fraternity material. 
We have already initiated into the mystic bonds of Sigma Chi, Brothers Geo. 
Dougherty, Curts Atkinson and Fred King. All are of the freshman class 
and doing good work in the college. We have only thirteen active members 
at present. Brother Bent, of Wabash, Indiana, was compelled to go home on 
account of sickness, but his place will soon be filled by Brother Axtell, who 
is expected home from Chicago in a few days. We are doing good work in 
our literary line this term, and have made decided improvement since the 
opening of school. Frequently we are helped by some of our alumni coming 
to our meetings and directing us. Last year we graduated four seniors, all of 
whom have obtained good positions. Brother Lindlcy is instructor in phil- 
osophy in the university; Brother Thompson is instructor in Latin in a Texas 
college situated at Waco; Brother Retherford is practicing law at Pendleton, 
Ind., and Brother Mintone is principal of a high school in Gibson county, 
Indiana. 

Brother Huffer, of Delta Chi, paid us a short visit a few weeks ago, 
which we enjoyed very much. Come again. To all who may have an 
opportunity to visit Indiana University, Lambda extends a hearty welcome, 
and to her sister chapters the best of wishes. 

November 5, 1893. Ernest O. Holland. 

XI— DK PAUVV UNIVERSITY. 
Virtually the spiking season is over, and Xi is resting on her oars and 
congratulating herself on her laurels. We have come off more than conqueror 
this season in procuring good men. The outlook was unfavorable and we had 
forebodings that we could not be the leaders, as we have always been. When 
we began the current college year we had only eight active members enrolled. 
Also material was scarce as compared with former years, but each member 
went into the spiking season with a zest equalled by few and surpassed by 
none. Thus with the glory and prosperity of Sigma Chi stimulating us on to 
victory, we reached the goal of success while our competitors were far behind. 



52 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

After William had rested during the long summer months, we allowed him to 
assert his rights on nine as good men as ever donned the blue and gold. 

We have taken in so many new men, and they all have such good qualities 
and will make such good fraternity men that we will only introduce them to 
our brothers as the cream and pick of all students who have entered DePauw 
this year. We have initiated Brothers A. S. Magaw, of Edinburg; Fred 
Cunningham and Earl Grubbs, son of Judge (irubbs, of Martinsville; Frank 
Thomas, brother of Fred Thomas of '92, of Danville; Donald Cochran, of 
Carmi, 111.; (hiy Rogers, of Trenton, Mo.; and Brothers Case and Lee Mat- 
hias, of Greencastle. Brother Math i as resigned from the Beta Theta Pi frater- 
nity in his freshman year, and for two years was the leading spirit and organizer 
of the **barb" element, which through his excellent generalship gained many 
important offices in college politics. Brother Mathias carried several "props'* 
in his pocket when Sigma Chi asserted her right, and made him an honored 
Sigma Chi. 

We also pledged Arthur Hamrick, who will be initiated next year. We 
have fought for a year for Arthur against opposition, but at last were abund- 
antly rewarded by pinning the colors of Sigma Chi upon his lapel. Up to 
date no proposition has been in vain. It is irresistible. 

Brother Smith, of Delta Chi, will work with us this year. He is profes- 
sor of music, leader of the mandolin orchestra and leader of the military 
band. Brother Ream cannot be beat on the piano-forte, and several of the 
brothers are musicians, so we make music a strong spike. Last week we pur- 
chased an elegant new i)iano, which for beauty and sweetness of tone is not 
e(]ualled by any instrument in the university club rooms. 

Six of our brothers were initiated into the secret mysteries of the law 
fraternity of Delta Chi. They were Brothers Ogden, McClain, Calvert, Pat- 
ton, Church and Likely. Brother Jas. Ogden represents us in the joint debate 
between State University and De Pauw at Indianapolis, Thanksgiving night. 

Brother Horace Ogden, '93, has taken unto himself a help-meet of the 
class of '92, and member of Kapi)a Alpha Theta Sorority. Brother Horace 
and lady are now in Boston University. 

Xi chapter sent congratulations to one of her honored members, Caleb S. 
Denny, who was elected mayor of Indianapolis. He acknowledged the 
receipt of the same to each member individually. 

We will graduate five of the strongest men in the senior class this year. 
We regret to lose our worthy members, but it will only add to the glory of Xi. 

The signal and decisive game of the foot-ball season was played on oiu* 
grounds by Butler boys and De Pauw's eleven. All athletic interest and enthu- 
siasm had been centered in this game. Upon that game depended Purdue's 
opponent, whether the old gold or whether Butler's blue and white should 



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flaunt and wave in the breeze, beside the gold and black of Purdue. Also 
upon that game depended $1,500, as that winner would be entitled to half the 
gate receipts of the Thanksgiving game, so that much anxiety was manifested 
as to the outcome, and the game was contested with a vengeance on both sides. 
The game was i)layed last year, but was declared a draw-game, so when on 
Oct. 14th, the respective elevens lined up, it was evident that Campbellite 
muscle could not equal Methodist brain and brawn, and soon ringing of bells, 
tooting of horns and college yells announced that Butler was defeated 20 to 6. 

After the foot-ball contest Xi chapter entertained her visiting brothers 
from Rho, lambda, and Delta Chi. A reception was given in honor of the 
brothers and forty-five couples filled her halls with merriment. Several musical 
numbers were rendered and dancing was prolonged to the small hours. In- 
deed it was good to be there. 

Xi recently enjoyed visits from Brothers McMullen, '92, Hadley, '93, 
Thomas, '92. It encourages us and does our hearts good to welcome our old 
brothers back. Also we greeted Brothers Cooper, Wright and Woody from 
Kappa Kappa. They played on the champion eleven of Illinois, and assisted 
us in the introduction of William to Brothers Cunningham and Cochran. 
October 16, 1893. Fred A. Likely. 

RHO— BUTLER UNIVERSITY. 

On the day that Butler University opened its doors for the beginning of 
the thirty-ninth session, Rho held her first meeting for the school year 
1893-94. Brothers Johnson, Butler, Freeman, Hall, Sidener, Yoke and 
Bur ford, of last year's chapter, and Brother Walter Hadley of Xi were present, 
showing a loss of only two members — Brother Dan Layman by graduation, and 
Harry Griffith, who is now a member of Delta Delta. 

We immediately made war on the ** barbs," and after a short conflict, in 
which the other fraternities also took some part, we came out victorious with 
four excellent men, and now take great pleasure in introducing to the general 
fraternity. Brothers John Hollit of Irvington, Thomas Barker and Oman Bar- 
ker of Danville, Ind., and Carlos Recker of Indianapolis. The Guitar and 
Mandolin Club, which is already composed almost entirely of Sigs, will be 
greatly strengthened by these new members, w^ho are all good musicians. 

We have, with the help of our alumni, now succeeded in furnishing our 
new hall, which we secured but last spring The carpet and draperies have 
the colors interwoven, giving the hall a true Sig appearance. Many a pleasant 
hour is spent there by the boys, and many an evening do the good citizens of 
Irvington who reside in that vicinity wish that pianos, good strong voices and 
other musical instruments had never been invented. One has even threatened 
to have us arrested for disturbing the peace, on account of the **Who, who, who 
am I '* and other ** hideous noises '* which so often disturb his slumbers. We 



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consider that we have one of the neatest little homes in the Fourth Province, 
and shall always be pleased to receive visiting Sigma Chis. 

The Rev. G. L. Mackintosh, Delta Chi; '84, pastor of the Fourth Presby- 
terian Church of Indianapolis, delivered his lecture, **Life,** in the college 
chapel, during tl>e Monday morning lecture hour, some time since. We also 
received lately a flying visit from J. Clarence Brewer, ex-*92, who was formerly 
one of our most active members, now with a Chicago publishing house, but 
with a large corner of his heart yet devoted to Sigma Chi. 

Contrary to custom, there was more interest attached to our first game of 
foot ball this season than to any that are to follow, as its result was to decide 
which was the second best team in Indiana last year, Butler and Depauw being 
tied for the place. Therefore it was with high hopes, but not over- confidence, 
that about one hundred and fifty of Butler's students accompanied their team 
to Greencastle, on October 14, to " fight it out." The game was a very hard- 
fought one, but our rush line was too light, and we were defeated by a score 
of 20 to 6. It was indeed a sad disappointment to us, but for those eight in 
that ** blue and white " crowd who had the good fortune of being Sigma Chis, 
there was yet reason to live, for in true Sig style, our brothers of Xi had 
arranged to give us a reception that evening, in their elegant apartments. 
Brothers Huffer and Sansberry, of Delta Chi, also came in for a share of Xi's 
hospitality. Enough young ladies had been invited to provide the visitors 
with company, and with the men invited from other fraternities and their 
lady friends, there were about fifty couples in attendance. Vocal and instru- 
mental music was a feature of the evening's entertainment, and dancing was 
enjoyed until a late hour. The evening was a most enjoyable one, and Rho 
owes a debt of gratitude to Xi for the elegant way in which she was enter- 
tained. 

We are exceedingly glad to learn of the revival of Sigma Chi at Lehigh, 

and hereby extend our best wishes for the future to our brothers of Alpha 
Rho. I^t the good work go on. 

October 20, 1893. Merle Sidener. 

CIII— HANOVER COLLEGE. 

In spite of general depression, our college year has opened with very 
encouraging prospects. Every phase of college life seems to have awakened 
into activity. We are about to have some new buildings, in the shape of a 
science hall and a gymnasium. Athletics, far from being disheartened, has 
blossomed into new strength, and zealous athletes pursue the yielding sphere 
across the gentle slope of our athletic park. 

Being in touch with the spirit of progress, Chi Chapter proudly wears her 
hard-won laurels, and with greeting extends the hand of fellowship to her 
sister chapters. We take the greatest pleasure in introducing to the general 



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fraternity, Brothers Van Nuys and Southerland. They are men eminently 
suited by birth and education to wear the white cross of Sigma Chi. Both 
stood the tests worthily without blanching from the chamber of horrors, 
through the merciless attack of the goat to the solemnities of initiation. We 
also have two pledged men. 

At last our chapter house is about to be completely furnished, and we shall 
revel in the delight of Brussels carpet, velvet portiers and gilded paper. 
E(iuipped in new vestments, we extend a hearty welcome to all wandering 
Sigs who may chance to visit the classic precincts of Hanover. 

To all such we desire to say ** be not afraid'* lest Hanover's growing 
reputation for hazing should frighten them away. Another case of monstrous 
cruelty has been brought to light. In the language of the faculty, the hood- 
lums have broken loose again, and made a forcible attack on ye innocent 
prep, but his comrades rallied and stood their ground. The story is told in 
the following broken sentence — Hard words, hard rocks and the sound of 
flying feet. 

In defence of Hanover we may say that students come here to study. 
The spirit of generous rivalry exists. With a splendid faculty and helping 
companions we will back the opportunities of Hanover against the world. 
October 14, 1890. R. Connor, Jr. 

DFXTA DELTA— PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

Delta Delta again says "Good morning" to her sister chapters, and 
wishes them ** all well" the coming year. Since our last letter was written, 
we have taken in H. C. Buschman, whom we take great pleasure in 
introducing. He is quite an athlete, being the "star half-back" of our 
** champions,'* also left-fielder on the varsity nine. 

This fall sees us in our new Mechanical Shops and Laboratory, and 
since its completion we have one of the best and most thoroughly equipped 
Laboratories of its kind in the country, being 234 X388 feet, and has floor- 
ing space of over an acre. We have had no trouble this year in getting men 
whom we wanted, and also have with us Brother H. W. Griffith of Rho. He 
is quite an athlete, and is heartily welcomed by Delta Delta. 

The Sigs are well represented on our foot-ball teams this year, having 
six men on the two teams. We are still holding to our title as ** champions 
of the west," and the nearest we came to having even a hard game, was 
with the Chicago University, who came down with a "padded" team, but 
left sadder and wiser men. 

Delta Delta, which had as many if not more members present than any 
other chapter, at the special convention, wishes to take this, the first oppor- 
tunity, of thanking the Chicago Alumni Chapter, as a whole, for the royal 
way in which we were treated while in Chicago during the convention. 



56 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

This convention did more to make the different sections become better 
acquainted than any convention has for years, and especially those who were 
from the extreme east, west and south. It will be a long time before any one 
there will forget **America," or Chicago, either, especially the crowd who 
saw both in one evening. 

We have the presidency of the athletic association again this year, and 
are almost sure of next year's captaincy of the varsity nine, which will be 
far superior to last year's. We expect to have at least five Sigs on the 
team. 

October 30, 1893. E. Madison Allen. 

DELTA CHI— WABASH COLLEGE. 

The summer vacation past, the student finds himself again ** pegging 
away " at his work. But as he sits in his sanctum, surrounded by his books, 
his thoughts stray, oh! so often, from the page before, and he seems to be 
again wandering down Midway, admiring the dancing giris and other attrac- 
tions, while above the noise of music and the strange cries, he hears that 
**hot ! hot! hot! " as of old. But soon all this disappears, and he cannot 
escape the bitter fact that his unfinished task still stares him in the face. 
The Sig, when his thoughts ramble thus, seems to pass once more through 
the many pleasant events of the Chicago convention. It is quite sufficient 
to say that everyone who was there will never forget the hospitality of the 
Chicago Sigs. Let the next biennial come! 

At Wabash, at the present time, the student's idle moments are few and far 
between, for the powers that be have decreed that henceforth a higher standard 
of scholarship will prevail. As a result of this, *'he who seeketh knowledge" 
in this institution, has to study harder than in any other college in the state. 
Since the advent of Dr. Burroughs, our new president, college life is no 
**snap," and so any student will testify. The general health of the college 
seems to have improved, as there are but few excuses offered on that score, 
and the word **cut" has fallen into disuse. Wabash has indeed settled 
down to a year of hard, earnest work, and ** the stranger within our gates," 
if he walks down the streets of our classic city on any night, sees from many 
a window the beams of burning midnight oil streaming forth into the dark- 
ness. The student no longer moves down the street with a gay, elastic step, 
w^histling softly some tender refrain, as * 'After the Ball" — ah, no ! Now it is 
with bowed head and a ** far-away look " in his eye; — he is constantly lost in 
thought. ITius have things changed in the last nine months. 

Two new faces are seen in our faculty this year. Dr. Chas. A. Tuttle, of 
Amherst, now occupies the chair of history and sociology, and Professor Jas. 
M. Chapman, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., that of oratory. Our faculty is greatly 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 57 

strengthened by the addition of these two excellent gentlemen, and a long- 
felt want has been filled. 

Professor Horton, Cornell University, '92, our professor of physical cult- 
ure, has developed a better foot-ball team from the material at his disposal 
than the college has had for years. Thus far we have been defeated only by 
the University of Illinois, but as they played thirteen men in this game, for 
the umpire and referee played their respective positions better than any man 
on the U. of I. team, the result could not have been otherwise. The team 
will render a good account of themselves at the end of the season. In fact, 
Wabash, under the guidance of her new president, has made, in the last nine 
months, an advancement that seems impossible for such a short space of time, 
and her future prospects were never brighter. 

But as to Delta Chi. At the beginning of a new college year she sends 
her most cordial greetings to all her sister chapters, and begs to assure them 
all that, as the slang phrase has it, she is ** right in the push.'* But in a 
short time, as our cherished plans for the future seem about to materialize, we 
trust that this expression will fall far short of explaining our condition. So 
far we have initiated only one man, and we take pleasure in introducing to 
Sigma Chi at large the best man that any frat here has succeeded in capturing 
this year — Brother Chas. T. Sansberry of Anderson, Ind. Brother Sansberry 
is a graduate of the Michigan Military Academy, and enters sophomore. He 
is a royal fellow, and is causing consternation among the hearts of the fair 
sex. May the same enthusiasm that he now has for Sigma Chi attend him 
through life. 

We are glad to say that Brother Edgar B. Cotton, Rho, '89, our leading 
city druggist, is now a post-graduate in chemistry and has affiliated with us. 
He is as fine a Sig as one would care to meet, and of late has gained a great rep- 
utation as a coon and fox hunter. He now manages our financial affairs, and 
should anyone desire ** pointers " on this important part of chapter matters, 
let him enclose a two-cent stamp to our genial brother. Brother HufTer, our 
**star** short-stop, after declining the flattering offers of .several national 
league teams, is now playing the i)osition of quarter-back on our foot-ball 
team in a manner that would make a Yale quarter turn green with envy. 

Our annual athletic association elections are over, and as usual the college 
politician was abroad in the land, seeking to convert all to his l)elief. But 
Sigma Chi always has these personages among her ranks, and Brothor Wood 
of Delta Chi, is no exception, so while the other frats rubbed their eyes in 
amazement Brother Huffer took his seat in the president's chair. The writer 
occupies a place on the executive committee, and on the other committees we 
have more than our share. Two of the frats who intended to hog everything 
were left out in the cold with nothing to reward their endeavors, and they are 



58 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

still muttering vengeance for this, **the unkindest cut of all." Our goat will 
shortly be loosed, and another Sig sent on the market. In fact Delta Chi 
has brighter prospects than ever before, and she is taking advantage of all her 
opportunities. 

We had the pleasure of a short visit from Brothers Cooper, Woody and 
Wright, of the University of Illinois foot-ball team, as they passed through this 
city, October 7, en route to meet DePauw. They are clever fellows, and we 
are sorry they could not make us a longer visit. 

Dame Rumor has it that our local fraternity of Alpha Theta Phi, after 
having several times vainly petitioned Delta Tau D^ilta, has at last been 
absorbed by Sigma Nu. No hing definite is known now, as they have not yet 
hung out their new shingle, but if we may judge from appearances, it is safe 
to say that the fickle old dame has heard aright. Time will tell. 

Delta Chi closes with her best wishes to her sister chapters, especially 
Alpha Rho, for a year more successful than ever before. May Alpha Rho's 
career at Lehigh be long and prosperous. 

October 28, 1893. Guv A. G. Cramer. 

FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA— NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

College opened under more favorable circumstances this fall than was 
anticipated. The authorities reported a few days before registration that there 
would not be more than two- thirds as many students this year in the College 
of Liberal Arts as there were last. However, we have all been happily disap- 
pointed, and there are more students this year than any previous year in the 
history of the college. We have several new instructors, and the whole 
university is on the move. 

It was a severe blow to foot ball when Noyes sent in his resignation as 
captain of the team. But there is good material here and it is being rapidly 
brought out. 

When college opened, Sigs were not very numerous, only five or six 
active men being on the ground. Brothers Harbert and I^tham came into 
the fold a few days later, and at the time of the first regular meeting all were 
in the best of spirits. 

The incoming freshman class is above the average, and there are quite a 
number of nice appearing fellows. And we are happy to introduce to the 
Sigma Chi world two of the most congenial boys of the class — Arthui E. Price 
r.d Walter D. Lowy, both of Chicago. They entered at the straight and 
narrow gate the night of September 23. Brother Heisel, of Kappa Kappa, 
was present and took an active part in the initiation. Brothers Weeden, 
Wightman, Hemenway, Cozzens, Van Benschoten and Logan were also present. 



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We also have pledged Paul Ranson, of '97, and Hugh Marshall, of '98. They 
are both fine boys and will make great Sigs. 

We have started a series of alumni meetings. One meeting a month is 
to be conducted by some alumnus, who furnishes the program for the even- 
ing. Brother F. M. Elliot, of '77, conducted our first one Monday evening, 
October 16, which proved a success in every way. 

Brother J. B. McPherson made iis a call the first of the term. Although 
he came all the way from Gettysburgh to see us, his **cousin*' diverted a great 
deal of his attention. 

Fate has again decreed that Omega should change her quarters. We are 
now very pleasantly situated at 321 Church street, and we extend a most cor- 
dial invitation to all Sigs who come this way to give us a call. Since college 
opened we have had calls from Brothers Alden, Hemenway, Weeden, Shu- 
man, Stewart, Elliot, Vose, Ambler, Durand, McPherson, Scott, Van Ben- 
schoten, Heisel, Logan, Cozzens and Wightman. 

October 25, 1893. Carl R. Latham. 

THETA TH ETA— UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

Ann Arbor has aroused herself from a long, sleepy summer, and is once 
more arrayed in her intellectual garb. The ** three-story brain professors'* 
have returned from their vacations and are ready to take up the story where 
they left off" three months ago. With the season of crisp mornings, falling 
leaves and opening chestnut-burrs, the university, after an elaborate toilet in 
the way of a semi-annual washing and sjyubbing, opens its doors to the public. 

Although fears were entertained that the attendance would not be as large 
this year as usual, owing to ruling circumstances, the first two weeks have 
materially changed the unfavorable prospect. The fair has been dropping 
students in a few at a time until now the attendance is about equal to that of 
other years at this time. 

Theta Theta is now comfortably established in a new chapter house, the 
lease on our former home having exi)ired last June. We are but a few steps 
from the campus, in the most delightful neighborhood of the city, and 
although surrounded on all sides by other fraternities, we will never lose our 
individuality, but will always be happy to welcome any of our brothers who 
may come this way. 

Brother Webster, Theta Theta '92, spent a few days with us last week. 
We are glad to have with us this year several transfers from other chapters 
who are here studying in the professional departments. They are Brother 
Willets, Xi, who is in the Law Department; Brother Townsend, Alpha Sigma, 
in the Dental Department, and Brother Long, Gamma, and Brother Carr, 
Alpha Pi, in the Medical Department. 



6o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Since the establishment of the chapter in 1877, ThetaTheta has drawn its 
material from the professional departments of the university, and more partic- 
ularly from the Law Department. As the law course extends over but two 
years, it necessarily follows that one-half our chapter must change each year. 
Of course such a continual changing of members must weaken the chapter. 
Rushing and ** spiking" must l)e hurriedly done, and as a consequence mis- 
takes are sometimes made. In order to guard against such errors of judg- 
ment, which are largely due to ill advised friendshijjs and to superficial acqaint- 
ances, and to provide for more time in getting our material, w^e are looking 
toward the Literary Department for a solution of the problem. We are not 
only looking, but acting. The fight will be a hard one, but hope rules, and 
if by hard work and i)ersistency we can enter and gain a foot-hold upon that 
battle-field of fraternities, we will surely be successful. Although we have no 
introductions to make to our sister chapters at the date of this letter, we will 
lay down the pen and take up the ** spike,*' hoping to point next time to 
souvenir scalps of battles won. 

October 15, 1893. Lewis A. Stoneman. 

KAPPA KAPPA— UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

After a summer of unusual interest. Kappa Kappa is together again, llie 
Columbian Exposition drew many of us to Chicago, where a most delightful 
summer was spent and where we met many of our Brother Sigs, and of course 
attended the World's Fair Grand Chapter. The memories connected with 
the ride on the whaleback, the banquet at the White Horse Inn, and that 
trip down Midway (not forgetting the./nany other events of convention week) 
will long remain green in our memory. We, one and all, desire to thank the 
Chicago Alumni Chapter for the royal manner in which they entertained the 
fraternity during their visit. 

At the opening of the year we had a membership of thirteen, but not 
believing in that number we have added three, and introduce to the fraternity 
Thomas Crawford, Chas. B. Burdick and Arthur L. Pillsbury — ^and there are 
more to follow. 

Fall athletics are now at their height. ITie annual fall handicap meet 
was held on October 11, resulting in a victory for the freshmen, who, as is 
customary, painted the town. Our foot-ball team has played three games, 
winning games from Wabash and De Pauw and playing a tie game with North* 
western. Among the series of games planned for the fall are a number to be 
played with western colleges and athletic associations, and will form the 
usual western trip, which in this case will extend as far as Denver, Col. Sigma 
Cfii has five men on the team. 

On the evening of Oct. 12, the chapter gave a waltz party in honor of 
its three new members. 'ITie quarters now occupied have many times proved 



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inadequate to the demands, and especially is this true when our lady friends 
are present. For this reason and the impossibility of at present getting into 
a house, we are about to move into new quarters, near those now occupied, 
which will consist of a suite of seven rooms arranged especially for such a 
purpose. 

The general affairs of the university are in a very satisfactory condition 
and promise to continue along the line of progress which has been so marked 
during the past few years. A number of new departments have been estab- 
lished and new professors secured to carry on the work. Excavations have 
been begun for the new engineering building, for which appropriations were 
made during the session of the last legislature. When completed this build- 
ing will be one of the largest and most attractive of the college group, and will 
cost the sum of one hundred and sixty thousand dollars. The museums of 
the university will soon be enriched by the addition of the scientific collec- 
tions now being exhibited in the Illinois State building. 

We have had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Brother Hills, 
Omega, who has come to this city to study law. Those who accompanied the 
team to De Pauw enjoyed what is ever dear to a Sig, an initiation. They 
came home full of very practical ideas, which we hope to test in the near future. 

In closing. Kappa Kappa wishes to extend greetings to new Alpha Rho; 
may she live long and prosper. 

October 23, 1893. Charles T. Wilder. 

ALPHA ZETA— BELOIT COLLEGE. 

The term opens up very prosperously for Beloit College. As large a 
numl)er of new students as usual have entered the institution, and considering 
the times, we have reason to feel much elated. The buildings on the campus 
have been refitted and renovated considerably during vacation, and present 
a fresh and inviting appearance. Everything connected with college life 
seems to have taken a new and vigorous start. The literary societies hold 
regular meetings, and are becoming more and more interesting. Athletics 
are booming. Under the efficient management of Brother Ruger, the foot- 
ball team has made wonderful progress. They were coached by Mr. Ray- 
croft, of the University of Chicago, the first two weeks of the term, and have 
had regular practice daily. A special training table is arranged for them, 
and regular diet and habits are insisted upon. Brother Wheeler plays end 
on the team, and Brother Windsor is substitute half-back. So far we have 
played only two games, both with Delafield Military Academy, in which we 
came out victorious. W^ithout doubt Brother Ruger is the best manager we 
have had for years. 

The fraternities, too, have been hustling. Although we feel severely the 
loss of Brothers Wright and Churan, who graduated last June, and of Broth- 



62 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ers Mayne and Rockwell, who found it impossible to return this year, the 
five of us who did return did good work and were the first of all the fraterni- 
ties to have an initiation. We take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity, 
Brother T. R. Wheeler, '96, who comes from Illinois College, Jacksonville, 
111., and Brother J. G. Randall, '95, of Beloit. After matriculation, which 
occurs in about a week, the goat will again be brought out, and we have 
great expectations that he will have his utmost wish fulfilled. 

At our first meeting, our delegate to the convention last July gave a 
report and told of the hospitable treatment he received at the hands of the 
Chicago Alumni Chapter. Both Brother Woodard, personally, and the 
chapter wish to thank the hosts. 

We have received calls from Brother Dowd and Brother Babbitt, who 
assisted in the initiations, and Brother Kales, from Alpha Theta, who has 
been working here, and Brother Kemper, of Alpha Alpha, who came down 
with the Delafield foot-ball team. 

October 15, 1893. G. F. Grassie. 

ALPHA IOTA— ILLINOIS WESLEYAX UNIVERSITY. 

Alpha Iota began the fall term with seven active members — one fresh- 
man, three juniors and three seniors — and we have since landed three new 
members from the ranks of the barbarians. We are pleased to introduce to 
the fraternity world Brothers Clinton and Chas. Rice and J. P. Beckett. 

The other fraternities had recognized the good qualities of these men 
and had held out alluring promises to them, but they chose the fraternity 
which has .shown its ability to '*get there" in political and social affairs at 
the Wesleyan. 

Interest early in the term centered in the State oratorical contest at 
Galesburg. Brother Whitniore was the orator from the W^esleyan, and almost 
the entire chapter accompanied him to the contest. The decision of the 
judges was not favorable to Brother Whitniore, but as he acquitted himself in 
a manner worthy of a better rank, we are content that he should rest uix)n 
the laurels already won. Brother Staley, as vice-president of the State asso- 
ciation, presided at the contest, and Brother E. E. Meacham and the writer 
were delegates to the oratorical convention. Brother J. R. Orr was selected 
to fill the office of vice-president of the Slate association for next year. 

The record of advancement made by the Wesleyan during the last two 
years is a matter of pride to all its students. The endowment fund now 
reaches up into the hundred thousands, and the improvements and opportu- 
nities for advanced work are noticeable in all the departments. 

The new athletic park has increased the interest in out-door sports, and 
a series of games will be played soon with surrounding colleges. . The five- 
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tion last week. The first entertainment will take place soon, and it is hoped 
that a more friendly spirit will prevail among the fraternities as a result of this 
association. 

October 28, 1893. S. T. Burnett. 

[On the opposite page is a half-tone engraving of Alpha Iota Chapter. 
The names are as follows, beginning at right end of the upper, center and 
lower rows, in the order named : C. S. Dooley, Harry Kerrick, W. VV. Whit- 
more, A. C. Staley, C. A. Finch, T. E. Orr, S. T. Burnett, J. A. Schuett, 
Riggs Orr, Clarence Finch, W. L. Grier.] 

ALPHA LAMBDA— UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

The pleasures always so dear to college men, and especially so to 
•* Greeks," of meeting one another again after the separation of a long vaca- 
tion, of comparing notes and discussing prospects, are marred for Alpha 
Lambda this fall by the numerous gaps in the ranks. Owing to the ravages 
of graduation and the attractions of other colleges, we returned this year 
with but ten men, less than half of last year's number. But while we regret 
losing so many good men, we nevertheless feel that our diminished numbers 
operate to draw us closer together, and are more favorable to that greatest of 
all things in a fraternity chapter — unity. 

Since returning we have initialed one man, Matthias B. Pittman, whom 
we take great pleasure in introducing to Sigdom. Brother Pittman, who is a 
brother of Brother Frank Pittman, *88, is well worthy in every respect of the 
honor he has received. We have pledged two other men, and hope to have 
more to say in this line in our next letter. 

We received visits early in the term from Brothers Sam Durand, E. M. 
Dexter, Eugene Smith and Harry Alverson. We enjoyed their visit and 
were helped by it more than we can say. I think that one of the ideals of 
the college fraternity, which is not always realized in as great a measure as it 
should be, is fraternal intercourse between under-graduates and their alumni. 

We regret to announce that Brother Rindlaub, who returned with us this 
fall, has been obliged by ill-health to leave the university. Brother Rindlaub 
is a loyal Sig, and we feel his loss very much. 

The University of Wisconsin opens this year with brilliant prospects. 
Notwithstanding the hard times and the raised standard of admittance, the 
attendance is larger than ever before, and will probably exceed 1,300 
before the end of the year. Numerous important additions have been made 
to the faculty and in the courses of instruction. 

The College of Law and the School of Economic and Political Science 
and History are installed in their handsome and splendidly equipped new 
building. The new gymnasium, which will be the largest and best ecjuipped 
in the country, is well under process of construction. 



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Our eleven, under the efficient coaching of Davis, of Princeton, gives 
greater promise than ever before, and we are expecting great things of them. 

The local chapters here, representing eight fraternities and four sorori- 
ties, are all in very prosperous condition. 

October 15, 1893. Louis W. Myers. 

ALPHA PI— ALBION COLLEGE. 

This year opened very brightly for Albion College and likewise for Sigma 
Chi. More students have enrolled thus far this term than in any correspond- 
ing term in her history, and Albion was never in a more favorable condition 
for receiving them. 

Alpha Pi started out this year with fifteen old members, all enthusiastic 
for Sigma Chi. Phil Burnham, '96, and S. H. Ludlow, '95, are again with 
us after a short absence. There seemed to be considerable fraternity material 
among the new students and the brothers were on the lookout for the very 
best of it for Sigma Chi, and have been exceedingly successful thus far. Our 
meetings are held in our own cosy lodge on the east side of the college campus 
every Saturday evening, enlivened by varied and interesting programmes. 

There is great interest manifested in foot-ball, but it is too early as yet to 
enumerate our victories. We have Brothers Shipp, Walker and Goodyear on 
the team. Owing to the late date at which the college opened, Albion was 
not represented at the postponed Michigan Intercollegiate Field Day held at 
Hillsdale in as many entries as usual. But notwithstanding Albion captured 
six gold medals as first and four silver medals as second prizes in the entire 
field-day. Brothers Brockway and Perine represented the college in tennis 
doubles and Brother Perine in singles. The gold medal for singles was taken 
by Brother Perine. 

On our weekly paper, the Albion College Pleiad, we have the two prin- 
cipal editorships — Brother Johns, editor-in-chief, and Brother Kendrick, 
managing editor. Brother Miller, '93, acts as alumnal editor. Brother 
Walker is president of the tennis association. 

We were represented at the World's Fair Grand Chapter by Brothers 
Ludlow, Goodyear and Perine, besides several of our alumni. They report 
it a bigger success than the fair itself. 

We take great pleasure in presenting to the Greek world. Brothers Frank 
Roudenbush, '97, and Wm. F. Kendrick, '96, who have shown themselves 
worthy of the high distinction of wearing the white cross. 

Brothers Critchett, '89, A. L. Landon, '92, and J. Landon, '96, made us 
a visit and took part in the festivities of the occasion. We have two other 
excellent men in view, and hope to report them as worthy Sigs in our next. 
October 23, 1893. Roy E. Perine. 



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ALPHA SIGMA— UNIVERSITY OF MINNKSOTA. 

The work of the year at the University of Minnesota opened September 
1 2th under most favorable auspices. The attendance exceeds that of any 
previous year and the class of students is good. Courses have been broad- 
ened in most of the departments, new instructors added, and the general 
prospects for the year are bright. Co-education is none the less popular 
than formerly. 

Alpha Sigma is still in the ring, though somewhat the worse for wear. 
We have not yet recovered from the loss of last year's graduates, but are 
glad to note that all are doing well in their respective callings. Taylor has 
hung his shingle as an attorney at Webster, S. D., and Putnam, our hardest 
student, is practicing law at his home. River Falls, Wis. Hoyt is on an engi- 
neering expedition somewhere in Illinois; Frank Poehler is again at the Uni- 
versity, enrolled in the medical department, and Warren Dodge is practicing 
medicine at his home, Farmington, Minn. Immediately upon the close of 
school the latter took unto himself a wife, being the first alumnus of Alpha 
Sigma to embark. As to the others. Foot has entered the college of law. 
He holds the responsible position of manager of the foot-ball association, is 
president of the junior law class, and athletic editor of the Ariel, Walt 
Poehler is our worthy consul, and one full of enthusiasm. He is constantly 
at work pulling wires for new men, and the results are already beginning to 
show. He has been chosen captain of one of the cadet companies of the 
institution. Roy Squires has not forgotten his cunning at the tennis racket, 
but for some unknown reason has given up the girls. He will graduate as 
an engineer in the spring. Albert Dodge is senior medic. He is doing hard 
work in his line, and will no doubt succeed in practice. He is our only 
remaining charter member. Van Valkenburg is the chump who was delegated 
to write the chapter letter. He expects to graduate next June from the class- 
ical course, and is president of the senior class. Of last year's freshmen, 
Rhame, Bryan and Erb are back and proving themselves great hustlers in 
the rushing business. Holp has not yet returned, but may be back. Brad- 
ford has left college for the present, but is employed in the city and never 
misses a frat meeting. His enthusiasm for Sigma Chi is boundless. When 
John gets a pull on a new man something is bound to come. 

The rushing season has been fierce this year, and is yet at its height. 
Alpha Sigma has initiated two new men, has as many more pledged and is 
after three others. Horace Joss and H. R. Chute are the recent initiates — 
young fellows who promise well for the future of the chapter. We shall 
have more to say in our next letter. Ed. Gardiner, '91, has helped the boys 
much in the compaign. 

Before closing, a word about foot ball should be said. The game played 
here October 14th between Kansas and Minnesota was great, and has proved 



66 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

an inspiration to our players. The game of greatest importance this year 
will be with Cornell, to be played upon the home grounds Thanksgiving 
Day. There are no Sigs upon the team, but the manager is one. 

October i6, 1893. Jesse Van Valkenburg. 

SIXTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA BETA— UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 

With the advent of the new academic year the members of Alpha Beta, 
with the exception of Brothers Haas and Wright, return life from fields of 
recreation and enjoyment to the busy routine of college life. Will Wright, 
having graduated last summer, has left us, to ply his vocation of engineering, 
and Ed. Haas is enrolled as a student in the Columbia School of Mines. 
Brothers Williams and Horn are once more among us, much improved in 
health and bearing strong evidence of the recuperative effects of southern 
climes. Since the beginning of the present term two recruits have been 
ushered into the ranks of Alpha Beta of whom we are justly proud. They 
are Tod R. Scott and Henry Roeding, men most worthy of bearing the 
white cross of Sigma Chi. 

Alpha Beta is at present in a most flourishing condition, and her pro- 
spects for the ensuing year are most promising. The alumni frequently favor 
her with most enjoyable visits, and lend their hearty co-operation in the 
advancement of her interest and welfare. 

October 15, 1893. Charles F. Eckart. 

ALPHA EPSILOX— UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

Nebraska State University threw open its doors on September 21 to 
receive the vast number of students coming in to take work this year. Never 
before in the history of this institution has there been such a number of 
students striving to register as at the first part of this school year. Everyone 
seems to have returned with a will to work and gain knowledge to the best of 
his ability. Work was soon taken up, and a few days after registration was 
finished everything was running along as smoothly as if there had been no 
intermission whatever. There are a great many new instructors in the various 
departments. 

In athletics, we find the l)est foot-ball team representing us we have ever 
had. We feel confident of winning the penant in the Western Inter-Collegiate 
Foot-ball Association this year, unless we have a very unusual run of hard luck 
or some accident. Our team has already played two games. The first was 
with Doane College, of Crete, Neb., and the score was 28 to o in favor of 
Nebraska State University. The other was with Baker University, of Baldwin, 
Kas., and the score was a tie, 10 to 10. To-day our team played in Denver, 
Colo., with the Denver Athletic Club, and we are anxiously awaiting the 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 67 

report of the game. Next Saturday we play the first game of the series, that 
is, November ii, with Missouri University at St. Joe, Mo.; November i8, 
with Kansas University at this place, and Thanksgiving, the final game of the 
association series, with Iowa University at Omaha. The tennis courts are 
almost constantly occupied, and there is a probability that there will be some 
splendid tennis material for the tournament next year. 

Alpha Epsilon started in with seven old men, six of last year's men 
returning, and Brother J. H. Mallalieu, who left his course here in 1890, 
returned to take a course in the law school. Since the opening of school we 
have initiated once, and I take pleasure in presenting to the fraternity, 
Brother Ralph F. Andrews, of Kearney, Neb., and also Brother Lawrence R. 
Packard, who was initiated into Alpha Epsilon just before the close of the 
last school year. Brother Packard is also from Kearney, Neb. By an over- 
sight, his initiation was not announced in the last Quarterly. 

In the military department this year, your writer had the honor of being 
appointed captain of one of the companies. Brother Pulis received a corpo- 
ralship, this being his second year of drill. In the battalion, we find about 
325 cadets. This will make an elegant showing after the "awkward squads" 
are given a good ** set-up '* and are turned into their respective companies. 

Your writer enjoyed very much the convention at Chicago last summer, 
and formed some lasting acquaintances among the many brothers there repre- 
senting their respective chapters. Sigma Chi is certainly indebted to Chicago 
Alumni Chapter and the grand officers residing in that city for the elaborate 
entertainment given them. 

We should be glad to hear from some of our sister chapters during the 
coming season. We send greetings to Alpha Rho, and are glad to note her 
revival. 

Alpha E|>silon has given one party so far this year, in our elegant new 
rooms, formerly occupied by the Elks Club. She also gave a jolly tally-ho 
jiorty to the Nebraska- Baker foot-ball game. 

November 4, 1893. John W. Dixon. 

ALPHA UPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

Previous to the opening of school, things looked rather dark for Alpha 
Upsilon. We lost, at the end of last year, E. E. Hall and R. T. Hall, by 
graduation; Paul Arnold left to travel for a year; D. L. Arnold went to 
Stanford, and Brothers Garrett and Martin did not expect to return. Tliis 
left but Brothers Shaw and ITiomson to represent *' Old Sigma Chi " at the 
University of Southern California, and these were both absent at the opening 
of school. But thanks to the untiring and efficient work of Brothers Garrett 
and Martin, and some of our '* pledges,'* affairs have brightened considerably. 



68 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

» 

We take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity, Rae Gird Van Cleve, 
'94, and Robert Garner Curran, '97, who were duly inspected and approved 
of by the goat, on the night (?) of October 9. The goat felt very frisky and 
was ably assisted by Brothers Reed, '90, Stuart, '90, Robinson, '92, Garrett, 
'95, Martin, '96. After the ritual had been carried out, the ** boys'* adjourned 
to the basement of the college building and had a feast. Then they pro- 
ceeded to serenade the Greeks of the opposite sex. We have several good 
** pledges" at present, also some men ** spiked " in the college whom we will 
soon introduce to the goat. The chapter will be strong and enthusiastic this 
year, and means to be felt in the school. The year has opened up with 
improved financial prospects for the school, but the attendance is hardly up to 
the average. Yet, there are more students coming who have not yet registered. 
The new material this year is rather above the average, that is for ** Sigma 
Chi " puqooses, as several very good men have come in. We already have 
some, and hope to get more of them into the chapter. 

Brother W. H. Mclntyre, Alpha Nu, '90, formerly of San Antonio, Tex., 
is now located in Los Angeles. 

While Brothers Shaw and Thomson were in Chicago they had the privi- 
lege of visiting Omega Chapter, which gave them a very hearty welcome long 
to l)e remembered. 

We should like to hear from the committee on the song book, as several 
of our l>oys have songs that we would like to submit to their inspection. 

October 10, 1893. ^- ^- Thomson. 

ALPHA OMKG.X—LELAM) STANFORD, JR., UNIVERSITY. 

Leiand Stanford opens this year with prospects brighter than ever. Hard 
times have made us miss a few of the old familiar faces, but there were 
new ones to fill their places. The sad death of Senator Stanford will 
not affect the running ot the University, but the event is deeply mourned by 
all. 

Stanford's first Annual will appear this year under the auspices of the 
class of '95. It promises to be worthy of the hard efforts which are now 
being put forth in its construction. 

Alpha Omega has shown up this year with but four active members. 
Since then we have a new brother to introduce — Albert H. Jarman, '97, a 
general all-around good fellow, student and athlete. In our next letter we 
will introduce another whom we now have in embryo. 

Brother W. J. Edwards, '92, has not returned this year, but promises to 
be with us next Semester. Brother Brown is at his home in Indiana, on a 
leave of absence for one year. We will see him again in the fall of '94. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 69 

Alpha Omega is now altogether in a comfortable building in the embry- 
onic town of Palo Alto, where the general good times of Sigs in unison are 
had. A more harmonious crowd could not be collected. 

In athletics, the Sigs are up in the front. We have three of the fastest 
bicycle riders in the State, one of whom holds the coast record of 2:15, made 
in competition last month. This is only a few seconds behind the world's 
record. 

October 25, 1893. J. E. Alexander. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 
ETA—UNIVERSITY OK MISSISSIPPI. 

The University of Mississippi opened her forty-fifth session September 14. 
Among the throng that appeared upon her campus, there were to be found only 
four Sigma Chis, but with characteristic zeal they went to work, and as a 
result of their labors Eta's goat rode two men from the barbarian ranks into 
the folds of Sigma Chi. The first man initiated was Marion G. Evans, son of 
our present able lieutenant-governor. Marion is a bright, noble fellow, and 
will, no doubt, lend honor to the name of Sigma Chi. The next was A. G. 
Roane, son of Judge A. T. Roane, of Grenada, Miss. Archie Roane is a 
valuable acquisition, possessing many of the traits that draw the members of 
our beloved fraternity together in such close bonds. Eta takes great pleasure 
in introducing these men to the Sigma Chi world, and hopes to be able to 
introduce a tew more in the next Quarterly. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has reorganized her chapter at this place. We wish 
them a prosperous career. 

Athletics are in full sway. Our foot-ball team is getting into good trim 
under the efficient management of Prof. A. L. Bondurant. Although the team 
is quite young yet, we expect to play close games with our sister college's who 
have been playing some years. We have the following engagements to play : 
Jackson, Tenn., (Southwestern University), University of Alabama, and 
Tulane. Eta has very few men taking active part in athletics; the writer 
plays center-rush on foot-ball team; with this exception we are nonentities in 
the athletic line. 

Eta sends greetings to all the chapters of Sigma Chi, hoping that they are 
enjoying the same good fortune that she is. 

November i, 1893. T. C. Kimbbough. 

ALPHA NU— UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. 

This vigorous young institution has entered on its tenth year, and in so 
doing it verily swims in clover. The grizzly old fathers, who wrought a 
glorious statehood out of grit and wisdom, discerned, perchance, the present 



70 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

time, when they set aside an empire for the maintenance of a seat of learning. 
When her thousand hidden resources shall have been developed, with the con- 
sequent enhancement in value of her domain, our State may justly boast the 
most liberally endowed university in the western world. 

We rejoice, too, in the possession of a superb faculty, several of whom 
are scholars of national reputation; two, in fact, enjoying international fame. 
We have drawn our material from all sources, never daring to allow sectional 
feeling to color the selections. We are connected in no wise with any immi- 
gration concern, but as a lover of the truth we make these statements. If 
they will but dispel the awry hallucinations that no doubt many eastern 
brothers have long labored under, that Texas is aland of tarantulas and canni- 
bals and the home and paradise of bold bad men, their mission is wrought. 
Privately, anyway, we will convince, individually, all so afflicted. 

Alpha Nu, by the lucky infusion of healthy blood, bids fair to recover 
from her old-time malady. Brother James Morrison, Sigma Sigma, has wan- 
dered way down here from the blue hills of Virginia, to pursue an advanced 
course in biology, preparatory to plying the scalpel with murderous abandon. 
His glowing face and genial make-up throws sunshine over our little group. 
We number five now, but are straining our oars and praying hard. We greet 
each sister chapter on this scholastic new year, and give the grip of the grand- 
est old **frat" that ever ** spiked*' a guileless freshman, or huddled around 
a groaning festal board in the wee sma hours. 

October 26, 1893. J. Bouldin Rector. 

ALPHA OMICRON— TULANE UNIVKRSITY. 

The beginning of this session finds Alpha Omicron in a most flourishing 
condition. At the opening of the college we were nine in all. Since then 
we have increased that number by the initiation of three freshmen — James 
Beaslfey Murphy, John Francis Richardson and Frank Adair Monroe, whom 
we take great pride in introducing to Sigma Chi. Brother Monroe is the 
president of his class, and Brother Murphy is the manager of the freshman 
base-ball team. All three are fine men, and have already given evidence of 
their loyalty and devotion to their fraternity. John D. Britton, '94, whose 
departure from college was announced in our last letter, *has, we are glad 
to say, returned to complete his course. But while Brother Britton has 
returned to us, J. O. Pierson, '96, has left us. Brother Pierson*s health 
does not allow him to continue his studies, and he will enter business life. 
T. F. Richardson, '91, will return this year and enter the medical school. 

This coming year is the last Tulane will spend in her old quarters. 
Work on the new grounds has so far progressed that it is certain that another 
year will see us in new and much handsomer and more commodious buildings. 
The change is much needed, and the students have long looked forward to it. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 71 

It has come at last, and is indeed welcome. The grounds will contain a run- 
ning track and base-ball and foot-ball grounds, as well as space for other 
sports. It is probable that our athletic games next spring can be held on our 
own track. 

A change has been made in the college schedule, which provides for three 
terms in each session instead of two as formerly, the object of the change 
being to concentrate work upon a few studies at a time. The plan has met 
with the favor of the students, and seems, on the whole, an excellent one. 

Owing to the death of Professor Jas. L. Cross, which occurred last July, 
it became necessary to call someone to the chair of mathematics. The choice 
fell upon Professor Wm. B. Smith, of the University of Missouri. Professor 
Smith comes to us with a very flattering reputation, and has already become a 
favorite. 

We are glad to hear of the revival of Alpha Rho, and wish her a prosper- 
ous existence. 

October 14, 1893. Wirt Howe. 

Since the above was written, we have entered upon our roll the name 
of another initiate, William Henry Hay ward. The struggle for Brother 
Hayward was long and hard, but as it was one in which true fraternity merit 
was the test, we are doubly proud of our victory and our prize. We intro- 
duce Brother Hayward to our brothers with the assurance that he will prove 
all we can hope for him. W. H. 

ALPHA PSI— VANDERBILT UNIVERSIrY. 

Vanderbilt University enters this year upon a new period of her growth. 
Last June at the annual meeting of the board of trustees, the resignation of our 
venerable and beloved chancellor, Dr. Garland, was handed in and accepted. 
Dr. James H. Kirkland, professor of Latin, was elected by the board to fill 
the vacancy. The new chancellor is a live and energetic man, and though 
not yet past the prime of life, has already gained a reputation for scholarship 
and learning. Immediately the university began to feel the influence of his 
guiding hand. We hope and confidently expect soon to see her occupying 
that position in the South for which her high standard and central location so 
well fit her. Already new life is shown in the increased number of students, 
and though many of the educational institutions in the vicinity have fallen ofl" 
in this respect, owing to the general depression throughout the South, Vander- 
bilt has had an encouraging increase in attendance. 

The university's gain is Alpha Psi's gain. Our boys, twelve strong : 
Overton, Ricks, Dantzler, Hardin, Reed, Stowe, Henry, Carter, Rhea, Con- 
nell, Meadows and Dunbar, were back early this year, and by the opening of 
the session were hard at work showing the new men what was best for them to 



72 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

do. We had no difficulty in securing those we wanted, and take great pleas- 
ure in introducing to the fraternity at large, our late initiates: J. A. Goodson, 
of Louisville, Ky., '97; C. W. Jones, of Louisville, Ky., '97; H. H. Lane, of 
Franklin, Tenn., '97; E. A. Wilson, of Franklin, Tenn., '96; J. D. Richard- 
son, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., '97, all fine fellows. Brothers Richardson and 
Goodson are manager and captain, respectively, of their class foot-ball team, 
and Brother Jones is manager of the base-ball team. Brother Connell is 
president of the class of '96 and captain of the class foot-ball team, and 
Brother Wilson is captain of the base-ball team. Brother Rhea is historian of 
the class of '95. 

We have one transfer this year. Brother T. G. Ivie, of Murfreesboro, 
from Washington and Lee University, whom we are glad to welcome to our 
chapter. We now number eighteen, and a more enthusiastic crowd of Sigs 
could scarcely be found. Though this is only our third year here, by hard 
work we have reached a point where we can get anything we wish. Our 
prospects here are the brightest, and we shall try to make a record for our 
successors to be proud of. 

Another fraternity has instituted a chapter at Vanderbilt this year, 
Kappa Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha (a southern fraternity) has been established 
with four charter members. We wish them success, but fear there is hard 
work before them in an already over-crowded field, well filled now by eleven 
chapters. 

We extend our heartiestf greetings to Alpha Rho Chapter, whose revival 
we are glad to note. 

October 15, 1893. C. E. Dunbar. 



PERSOXALIA. 73 



Personalia. 

G. D. Hutson, Mu, '93, is studying law in Cincinnati. 
J. L. Sexton, Alpha Zeta, '92, is in Harvard Law School. 
F. E. Whittemore, Mu, '92, is studying law in Akron, O. 
J. G. Dudley, Alpha Zeta, '92, is at Harvard I^w School. 
Glen Dowd, Alpha Zeta, '92, is studying law in St. Louis, Mo. 
C. H. Dixon, Mu, '93, is studying medicine in Des Moines, la. 

C. C. Russell, Alpha Zeta, '89, is practicing law in Janesville, Wis. 
Will R. Kales, Alpha 'ITieta, '92, has been working in Beloit, Wis. 
John Norcross, Alpha Zeta, '88, is practicing law in Janesville, Wis. 
A. W. Whitney, Alpha Zeta, '91, is a fellow in Chicago University. 
Bert Howard, Omega, is now at Columbia College, New York City. 

R. K. Rockwell, Alpha Zeta, '96, is a reporter on the Chicago Herald. 

Wm. P. Kemper, Alpha Alpha, '92, is teaching at Delafield Military 
cademy. 

J. H. Massie, Mu, '93, is taking post-graduate work at Denison Univer- 
ty, Granville, O. 

D. R. Williams, Alpha Zeta, '91, is the assistant editor of the Mld-Conti- 
'ut, of St. Louis, Mo. 

George Ingcrsoll and Arthur Ikibbitt, both of Alpha Zeta, have opened a 
w oftice in Beloit, Wis. 

Karl H. Van Hovenburg, Alpha Zeta, '91, is a teacher in the high 
hool of Eau Claire, Wis. 

J. W. W^right, Alpha Zeta, '93, is the editor and manager of the Dawes 
^unty Journal, a weekly paper published in Chadron, Neb. 

W. F. McCabe, Alpha Zeta, '92, is in New York attending the College 
r Physicians and Surgeons. His address is 304 W. Fifty-sixth street. 

C. A. Churan, Alpha Zeta, '93, is with M. A. La Buy, justice of the 
cace, 186 W. Madison street, Chicago, and is attending the evening sessions 
f the Chicago College of Law. 



74 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Carl Foster, Omicron, '93, is reading law in Reading, Pa. 

F. W. Hemenway, Omega, '93, is now in Northwestern Law School, 
Chicago. 

W. C. Van Benstrhoten, Omega, '91, has entered Northwestern Medical 
College, Chicago. 

R. F. Potter, Alpha Iota, '90, has law offices with Mr. R. P. Porter, at 
Bloomington, Illinois. 

H. C. Stilwell, Mu, '89, is engaged in a very promising manufacturing 
enterprise at Dayton, (). 

Geo. P. Hills, Omega, '93, is studying law in the office of Gere & Phil- 
brick at Champaign, III. 

Hon. C. S. Fay, Mu, '84, is a member of the board of examiners of 
Hamilton county, Ohio. 

H^dmund Ludlow, Omega, '92, is attending Northwestern Medical Col- 
lege, Chicago, again this year. 

H. E. Ambler, Omega, '94, has formed a partnership in law in Chicago. 
The firm name is Petitt & Ambler. 

Ruter W. Springer, Omega, '87, is at Washington, acting as secretary of 
the finance and banking committee. 

R. W. Stevens, Omega, '94, is an instructor in the Conservatory of 
Music, Chicago, under Professor Sherwood. 

F. P. Vose, Omega, '94, has formed a partnership with Mr. Poppen- 
hausen, Chicago, in the collecting business. 

R. L. Smith and N. A. Crouch, Alpha Iota, *88 and '89 respectively, 
are attending the St. Louis Medical College. 

F. B. Meade, Alpha Theta, '%S, and F. E. Williams, have gone to Cleve- 
land, O., where they are engaged as architects. 

S. B. Durand, Alpha Lambda, ^91, is going to Leland Stanford Univer- 
sity to take a post-graduate course in architecture. 

H. R. Keeler, Mu, *8o, has entered into a partnership with S. C. Vcssey. 
A shingle on the Harrington Block, Cleveland, O., now reads, ** Keeler & 
Vessey, Lawyers." 

H. B. Curtin, Mu, '88, has recently purchased a wholesale grocery 
establishment in (irafton, W. Va. Mr. Curtin has been engaged in the lum- 
ber business with his father since graduation. 



PERSONALIA, 75 

Dr. Sam B. McLeary, Alpha Nu, *86, is still practicing at Weimar, Tex. 

Geo. M. Hayes, Omicron, '93, is studying law with his father at Car- 
lisle, Pa. 

S. J. Dean, Alpha Nu, '90, is clerking in a general merchandise house at 
Ranger, Texas. 

Geo. Keerl, Jr., Omicron, '96,. is ;n the newspaper business at his home, 
Marinette, Wis. 

W. E. Birch, Omicron, '94, is now private secretary to the president of 
Hobart College. 

Frank E. Coover, Omicron, '97, is attending Pierce's Business College, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

T. E. Orr, Alpha Iota, '93, is princi^^al of schools at Buffalo, 111., where 
he is meeting with success. 

J. L. Cooper, M. D., Tau *82, is physician and surgeon at Ft. Worth, 
Te)cas; office, 1407 Main street. 

V. L. Huey, Alpha Iota, '92, has a very good paying position as super- 
intendent of schools at Sheldon, Illinois. 

James A. Gray, Gamma, '94, Omicron, '97, is assistant cashier in the 
Jefferson County National Bank, Brookvillc, Pa. 

J. P. McComas, Omicron, '90, filled the pulpit of St. John's Episcopal 
Church, Carlisle, Pa., for several months this summer. 

Rev. S. J. McMurry, Alpha Nu, '87, has moved from Burnet, Texas, to 
I^aredo, Texas, where he is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. 

R. C. Dan ford. Alpha Iota, at present attending the Chicago Medical 
College, has recently been elected president of the class of '96 of that 
institution. 

James M. Sharp, Eta, '75, has sold the Capital Commercial College at 
Jackson, Miss., and he and his partner have resumed their old chairs in Mis- 
sissippi College, Clinton, Miss. 

J. Larkin Selman, Alpha Nu, '93, is at work in the Tyler National Bank, 
Tyler, Texas, and he, his brother, J. T. Selman, and Dr. Irwin Pope, form the 
the Sigma Chi contingent of the so-called ** Tyler gang.'* 

Homer Corley, Alpha Iota, is an enterprising furniture dealer in the pro- 
gressive little city of Le Roy, 111. He has been very successful for the short 
time he has been located there, and promises to be one of the coming mer- 
chants of that lively place. 



76 THE SIGMA Clff QUARTERLY, 

J. H. Tyler, Sigma Sigma, '93, is at his home in Radford, Va. 

Rev. John C. S. Weills, original Nu, '64, is now chaplain to Sing Sing 
prison, New York. 

J. G. Todd, Sigma Sigma, is studying medicine this session at the Uni- 
versity of Virginia. 

Cecil Billups, Sigma Sigma, is in the wholesale implement business with 
his father in Norfolk, Va. 

George Boiling Lee, Zeta, '93, has matriculated at the College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons, New York. 

Christopher C. Baldwin, Jr., Omicron, '89, was appointed "a writer" at 
the naval yard, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

George Amos Dorsey, Mu, 'SS, has an article in the World's Fair num- 
ber of the Youth's Companion, on ** Man and His Works.** 

Jean Flittie, Alpha Sigma, '92, has formed a partnership with County 
Attorney Benedict for the practice of law at Mankato, Minn. 

Louis H. Kennedy, Alpha Sigma, '90, is teaching school in Arizona at a 
good salary. He may return to Minneapolis next year to complete a course 
in law. 

Edward F. Haas, Alpha Beta, '92, who resides at Stockton, Cal., has 
entered the School of Mines, Columbia University, New York, for post- 
graduate work. 

Dr. Paul H. Tracy, Alpha Theta, '89, graduated from the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, New York, last spring, and is now an interne at the 
Manhattan Hospital, New York. 

Burr William Mcintosh, Phi, '84, is now supporting Nat Goodwin in 
** In Mizzoura.*' He has made a great hit as Jo Vernon, which the New York 
papers declare is equal to Goodwin's work. 

Joseph Handlan, Alpha Sigma, '91, has given up his practice of law in 
Minneapolis, and formed a partnership with Lane MacGregor, an old-time 
Sig, in Duluth, Minn. The firm is sure to prosper. 

The Rev. Thomas S. Samson, Epsilon, '64, formerly pastor of the Dela- 
ware Avenue Ikptist Church, Buffalo, N. Y., and one of the members of the 
New York Alumni Chapter, has accepted a call to Portland, Me. 

Charles E. Thornton, Rho, '78, and Indianapolis Alumni, is now president 
of the Indiana Society for Savings, which though a comparatively new organi- 
zation, is, through the efforts of Brother Thornton, becoming very popular, 
especially with the laboring people, as a safe and quick means of saving money. 



PERSONALIA. 77 

t 

Fred P. Tibbits, Alpha Lambda, '88, is traveling in Holland. 

J. B. Schreiter, Alpha Lambda, '95, is at Rush Medical College, 
Chicago. 

J. L. Thornton, Rho, '71, is business manager of the Sedalia, (Mo.,) 
Democrat. 

Clarence B. Raymond, Alpha lambda, '92, is in business at Wilming- 
ton, Delaware. 

Henry H. Morgan. Ali)ha Lambda, '93, is practicing law with Burr W. 
Jones, Madison, Wis. 

Edward M. Dexter, Alpha Lambda, '92, is with the Wisconsin Telephone 
Co., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Robert B. Scott, Alpha lambda, '95, is at the Wharton School of 
Finance, Philadelphia. 

Dan W. layman, Rho, '93, is studying medicine at Indianapolis in the 
Indiana Medical College. 

Nat W. Sallade, Alpha Lambda, '93, is practicing law with Colman & 
Suthefland, Fond du Lac, Wis. 

Homer Sylvester, Alpha Lambda, '92, and Eugene Smith, '94, are study- 
ing medicine in the University of Pennsylvania. 

George G. Armstrong, Alpha I>ambda, '91, is practicing law with A. T. 
Schroeder, Alpha Lambda, *88, in Salt I^ke City. 

Rev. Granville Sydnor, who graduated at Union Seminary, Va., last 
May, is now filling a charge at Bedford Springs, Va. 

C. L. Smith, Alpha Xi, '87, is secretary of the Montana Electric 
Company at Butte City, where he has resided for nearly three years last past. 

Carey E. Morgan, Rho, '83, pastor of the Christian Church at Wabash, 
Ind., s|)cnt the summer at his old home in Irvington, recruiting his impaired 
health. 

A. A. Thresher, Mu, '91, is a successful manufacturer of electrical sup- 
plies at Dayton, O. He has the contract for fitting out the new Science 
Hall at Denison University, which will be the finest in the State of Ohio. 

The Dodge brothers, of Alpha Sigma, are mourning the loss of their 
esteemed father, who died recently from the effects of an operation, in St. 
Paul. Dr. Dodge had practiced medicine at Farmington, Minn., for thirty 
years, and was considered one of the best of his profession in the State. Both 
his sons have been educated to the same noble profession. 



78 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Floyd A. Woods, Delta Chi, is in Arizona for his health. 

C. S. Little, Eta Ela, '91, is in the Dartmouth Medical College. 

H. M. Robertson, Sigma Sigma, is at his home in Max Meadows, Va. 

E. N. Ricks, Gamma Gamma, '93, is at his home in Nashville, Tcnn. 

H. B. Metcalf, Eta Eta, '93, is political editor of the Nashua (N. H.) 
Gazette. 

James H. Henry, Lambda, '92, is superintendent of the Warsaw, Ind., 
schools. 

A. B. lUsley, Eta Eta, '92, is in the Thayer School of Civil Engineering 
in Dartmouth College. 

Ray G. MacDonald, Alpha Pi, '93, is superintendent of the 'Howell 
(Mich.) public schools. 

W. W. Bennett, '91, is Gamma Gamma's frater in urbe, and is often 
with the active chapter. 

Eli R. Sutton, Theta Theta, '92, has recently been appointed assistant 
city counselor of Detroit. 

R. Thomas Watts, Gamma Gamma, '93, is with his father in the general 
mercantile business at Lynchburgh, Va. 

Newell Macrum, Alpha Omega, '95, is at present cashier of the First 
National Bank at McMinneville, Oregon. 

Balfe Johnson, Alpha Omega, '95, is now in charge of the Western 
Union Telegraph office at The Dalles, Oregon. 

E. W. Marland, Theta Theta, '93. visited Ann Arbor, Mich., early this 
fall. Cause — affaire d'amour. Effect — faint odor of orange blossoms. 

E. E. Jones, Eta Eta, 92, will graduate from the Dartmouth Medical 
College this year. He is captain of the college foot-ball eleven this fall. 

R. Horace Hood, Gamma Gamma's A. B., '93, is professor in Warren- 
ton Academy, Warrenton, Va. He will do Sigma Chi honor in any position. 

Hon. Caleb S. Denny, Xi, '70, was, on Oct. 10, elected mayor of the 
city of Indianapolis. Mr. Denny was the candidate of the Republican party, 
but he gives the credit of his victory to the **law and order people,'* as during 
the last administration the city had been run on the wide-open plan, and he 
had promised a change should he be elected. Mr. Denny very ably served the 
city in this capacity from 1886 to 1889, and is widely known in his profes.sion 
as an honest and upright lawyer, and it is fully believed that he will do for 
the city all he has promised. 



PERSONALIA. 79 

George Batchelor, Lambda, '92, has a scholarship at Columbia College. 

Cash W. McMullen, Xi, '92, is instructor in mathematics in Indiana 
University. 

Harry O. Wise, Lambda, '92, is teaching in the high school at his home, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 

H. H. Null, Jr., Kappa, '93, is a civil engineer with the P. R. R. at 
New Florence, Pa. 

Harry C. Meloy, Lambda, '92, is studying law in Judge Howe's office, 
Hubbard block, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Oeo. H. Gorman, Zeta, '85, from whose pen there is a poem in this issue, 
is now attorney for the department of justice, being assigned to the defense of 
suits against the United States in the Court of Claims, at Washington, D. C. 

Geo. Carr Purdy, Grand Praetor of the First Province, has become a 
resident of Chicago. His services as a mechanical engineer have been retained 
by Greenlee Bros. & Co., manufacturers of wood-work machinery, 229 W. 
Twelfth street, Chicago. 

Skillfully made sketches from the pencil of George Y. Coffin, Epsilon, 
'69, appear in each Sunday Posty (Washington.) His pictures are of a hum- 
ourous political nature and are done in the usually clever style of the artist, 
who is one of the best newspaper artists of the country. 

In speaking of Hon. Daniel M. Ransdell, Xi, '67 and Washington 
Alumni, the Washington Capital says: * 'Barring the fact that the politics of 
U. S. Marshal Dan. Ransdell is not in accord with the present adminstration, 
we think the president could not do better than to reappoint Mr. Ransdell to 
his recently vacated position.** 

Brother Ransdell has recently purchased an eighth interest in the Kbbitt 
House, as will appear from the following clipping: 

A change in the management of the Ebbitt House occurred yesterday, Mr. Charles K. 
Gibbs, of the firm of Burch & Gibbs, having sold his interest in the house and retired from 
the management. The Ebbitt is leased by a company of eight persons, and is capitalized at 
^icOfOoa Mr. (libbs* interest amounted to $12,500, and was purchased by Mr. Daniel M* 
Ransdell, United States marshal of the District. 

Mr. Ransdell was seen by a reporter of TAe Post last night and stated that he had pur- 
chased the interest of Mr. Gibbs. "The purchase was purely a matter of business,'* said Mr. 
Ransdell, **and does not signify that I will make Washington my permanent home. In fact, I 
don't think I shall, although I will retain my interest in the Ebbitt as an investment. The 
other owners of the house are warm friends of mine, and when Mr. Gibbs decided to dispose 
of his stock the matter was brought to my attention, and I closed the deal." 

It is understood that Mr. Gibbs will be identified with the new hotel, which will be opened 
in the block vacated yesterday by the Palais Royal, comer Twelfth street and the Avenue. 
Mr. Burch will have the management of the Ebbitt 



8o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Harry B. Alverson, Alpha Lambda, '93, is pursuing a graduate course in 
electrical engineering at Cornell University. 

Hon. Howard Ferris, Signui Chi Chapter, has just been re-elected as pro- 
bate judge of Hamilton county, Cincinnati, O. Gov. McKinley*s plurality 
was 10,897, but Judge Ferris' was 14,763; he led the ticket by 4,000. 
Brother Ferris' political career has just commenced. Watch him. 

On July 15 Governor Pattison, of Pennsylvania, appointed ex-Congress- 
man John Brown Storm, Omicron, 'gi, to the bench of the Carbon-Monroe 
district, 'i'he Stroudsburg, Pa., Times of July 20 said editorially: 

The appointment of Hon. John 15. Stomi as president judge of the forty-third judicial 
di.strict, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge Samuel S. Dreher, is in every respect 
a w ibe selection and has met with universal approbation within the jurisdiction of the district 
Judge Storm is a man in every respect qualified to fill this most responsible position to which 
he has been exalted. '* A public otVlce is a public trust," and Judge Storm, in discharging 
the duties of public ofF.ce, has always been true to and held sacred the trust and confidence of 
the people reposed in him. He has been pre eminently successful in maintaining the honor 
and integrity worthy of manhood during the corruptive influences incident to public life. 
Uninfluenced by the lash of public opinion, unbiased by prejudice or favoritism, he has always 
been an advocate of the right and an ardent exponent of jus ice. Kind, affable and sympa- 
thetic, dignified but not imperious, all the folly of aristocratic reser\'edness disappears; an 
earnest Christian and liberally-minded man, he is well calculated to judge his fellow men. 
Monroe county rejoices in the honor bestowed upon her distinguished citizen. A profound 
thinker, a brilliant scholar and a wise jurist, he cannot fail to carry out the principles of the 
blind goddess. 

John T. Hyatt, Kappa, '91, has been appointed U. S. Vice and Deputy 
Consul at Santiago de Cuba. The following notice appeared in the Lewis- 
burg, Pa., Chronicle^ concerning it: 

A private dispatch from the State department, at Washington, 1). C, announced the 
appointment of John T. Hyatt, Emj., a popular young law student of this place, as Vice and 
Deputy Consul at Santiago de Cuba, where his father is at present stationed as U. S. Consul. 
This is a high honor that seldom comes to one so young as Mr. Hyatt, and it was given him 
only on account of his versatile ability and his general knowledge of men and affairs. 

John Thomas Hyatt was born at Bordentown, N. J. Sept. 12, 1868. He attended the 
public schools there from 1^76 to 18S2, when he entered Bordentown Military Institute and 
remained there until 1884, bis parents in the meantime having moved to Philadelphia. 

Mr. Hyatt came to Lewisburg in 1885 and entered BuckncU Academy. He graduated 
from Buckncll University in 1891. While in college he was elected President of the Athletic 
Association, President of Theta Alpha Society, business manager of the J//>rt>r and was twice 
appointed editor-in-chief the Comnuficemcnt Daily Nnus. In the Pattison- Delamater cam. 
paign, he spoke at New Berlin, Allenwood, Laurelton and New Columbia. He was invited 
by State Chairman Wright, in the last presidential campaign, to be one of the State speakers. 
On last Memorial Day he was the orator of the day at Milton, on which occasion he delivered 
a masterly oration, which was printed in full in this paper. 

In 1S91-92 Mr. Hyatt was business manager of Southern Life^ a magazine published at 
Atlanta, Ga. Since May, 1892, he has been reading law with Hon. S. H. Orwig. Mr. 
Hyatt, with his mother, will shortly leave for Cuba. 



PERSONALIA. 81 

Henry A. Lardner, Alpha Lambda, '93, is taking post-graduate work in 
electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin. 

H. D. I^timer, Alpha lambda, *88, is now in the employ of the Central 
Klectric Company, dealers in electrical supplies, at 116 Franklin s reet, 
Chicago. 

Chas. N. Peak, Lambda, '86, who has been superintendent of schools at 
North Vernon, Indiana, since 1887, is now holding the same office at Prince- 
ton, Indiana. 

Charles S. Dakin,Theta, '92, one of the recent graduates of the Dickin- 
son School of Law, has a position in the office of Samuel A. Blatchford, Esq., 
one of the leading lawyers of New York City. 

Augustus Lynch Mason, Esq., Xi, '79, has associated with himself in the 
practice of law, Mr. Will H. Latta and Bro. Caleb Newell Lodge, Xi, '93. 
Success to the new firm is our wish, and likewise an extremely safe prophecy. 

C. W. Vermilion, Xi and Theta Theta, of Centreville, Iowa, is making 
quite a reputation as county attorney, and more especially as attorney for the 
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Co., in numerous suits throughout 
the State of Iowa. 

The many friends of ex-Grand Praetor John B. McPherson, Theta, *S^, 
will be pleased to learn of his excellent holding in the field of journalism. He 
has purchased his father's half interest in the Star and Sentinel, of Gettys- 
burg, Pa., which the Philadelphia Press calls, ** One of the most substantial 
of the weekly newspapers of the State. " Brother McPherson saw more than 
one " fair" on his recent visit to Chicago, and it is said that unless he had 
left when he did, the nymphs would have caught him as they did Hylas. 
[See frontispiece in this issue and also letter from Omega chapter.] 
An exchange says, concerning Brother McPherson' s paper : 
The S/ar and Sentinel announces a change of proprietorship, occasioned by the death 
of the late A. D. Buchlcr, who has represented the one-half interest in the paper since 1870, 
Hon. Kdward McPherson being his joint partner. The latter*s interest has been purchased 
by his son, John B. McPherson, Ksr;., and the former's by his nephews, A. Danner Buehler 
and Guyon II. Buehler, who, under the firm name of Buehler & Co., will conduct the busi- 
ness of the office. 

These gentlemen have been connected with the Star and Sentinel for years, and there- 
fore iheir venture will not be an experiment, for they have already proven their ability to 
5^uccessfully conduct its affairs. 

In their announcement to the public of this transfer, they declare the Star and SentineVs 
continued adherence to Republican principles, and that it will be as uncompromisingly so in 
t be future as in the past. These young men*merit the respect of the reading public for their busi- 
ness-like announcement, and its confidence for the firmness evinced on the threshold of their 
proprietorship in assuming the arduous undertaking of prescr\'ing Republican organization 
under an adverse national administration, in a minority county. 



«2 THE SfGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

John D. Ferguson, Chi, '87, is a successful attorney at Jeffersonville, Ind. 

At the first autumn meeting of the trustees of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, Dr. Emory R. Johnson, Alpha Lambda, '88, was appointed lecturer on 
transportation. 

The bar of Paris, Ky., is graced by the membership of three Sigma Chis: 
Emmet M. Dickson, Sigma Sigma, '75, Thomas Earl Ashbrook, Psi, '88, and 
Samuel Boyd Rogers, of Zeta Zeta. 

Joe R. Voris, Chi, '87, and Harry M. Voris, Chi, *8S, are conducting the 
Citizen's National Bank at Bedford, Ind., in a most creditable manner. The 
recent stringency did not bother them at all. 

We have recently received the catalogue for 1892 to 1893, of the Kittan- 
ning Academy, located at Kittanning, Pa. James Abraham Ritchey, Ph. D., 
lota, '59, is principal of the institution, and is evidently quite successful in 
administering its affairs. 

Hon. Lorin C. Collins, Jr., Omega, '73, has resigned his judgeship in the 
Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, in which he was a chancellor, and 
has resumed the practice of law under the firm name of Collins, Goodrich, 
Darrow c*^ Vincent, 863 The Rookery, Chicago. The Chicago press was 
unanimous in lamenting the loss to the bench occasioned by the Judge's 
resignation, and in kind words for his future and more brilliant career. 

From the Gctfi/sburg College Monthly: 

*gi. William Hersh, after a highly satisfactory examination, was admitted to the Gettys- 
burg bar, on September 18. 

'89. John R. Scott, Es(i., has been nominated as the Republican candidate for district 
attorney of Adams county, Pennsylvania. The party majority to be overcome is about 400. 

*74. Rev. C. M. Stock, of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Hanover, Pa., has purchased a 
lot for a new church to l>o occujntd by a new congregation in that place. This will make the 
fourth Lutheian church in Ilnnovcr. This is home mission and church extension work of a 
very practical kind. 

'65. On the first of .Vugust the seminar)- board held a special meeting to elect a suc- 
cessor to the l)eloved and lamented Dr. Hay, whose sad and sudden death on June 26 was so 
keenly felt throughout the Lutheran Church. The election resulted in the choice of Rev. T. 
C. Hillhcimcr, I). 1)., '65, pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Reading, Pa. Dr. Bill- 
heimer has for many years been paying especial attention to the Hebrew language, and is 
eminently (jualified for the chair. He accepted, and is now V>usy with the duties of his pro- 
fessorship. His inauguration took place in the seminary chapel on Tues<lay afternoon, Sep- 
tember 19, Rev. M. (J. Boyer, *65, president of the seminar)' board, delivering the charge, and 
Dr. Billheimer taking the obligation and delivering his inaugural address. The new incam- 
l)cnt has already made a favorable impression on the students, and he will no doubt increase 
this as the years go on. At the same meeting of the lx>ard, plans for a new library and reci- 
tation building, submitted by Architect Dempwolf, were approved, and he was authorized to 
pre-ent the si)ecifications. The building will cost al>out $50,000. 



PERSONALIA. 83 

H. Dent Minor, Psi, '89, who is now practicing law in rooms 16 and 17 
Appeal building. Memphis, Tenn., visited the World's Fair in September. 

A postal card from John Stewart Happer, Beta, '85, conveys ** greetings 
to Chicago Sigs and all wearers of the cross" from himself, C. M. Ray, Phi, 
*78, and B. O. Squier, Gamma, '83, who are all now located in Yokohama, 
Japan. Brother Ray is paymaster in the United States navy. 

Robert L. Dorsey, Rho and Delta Chi, is secretary and treasurer of the 
Tucker & Dorsey Mfg. Co., at Indianapolis, Ind. The circular issued by the 
company last June shows that it manufactures a valuable line of articles, most 
of which are patented, such as alarm tills, saw bucks, stove trucks, slaw cut- 
ters, furniture castors, etc. Brother Dorsey is a most progressive, intelligent 
and successful manufacturer. 

J. H. Ingwersen, Theta Theta, '87, is one of the stockholders and assist- 
ant cashier of the People's Tnist and Saving's Bank, 216 Fifth avenue, 
Clinton, Iowa. The bank was recently organized with a capital of $300,000, 
fully paid, and an additional liability of a most substantial class of stock- 
holders for $300,000. Brother Ingwersen is to be congratulated on the suc- 
cess which he has attained in banking circles in Iowa. 

The following members of the fraternity are among those who helped to 
make the the World's Columbian Exposition a success : Hon. John T. Dick- 
inson, Gamma Gamma and Psi, Commissioner from Texas and Secretary of 
the World's Columbian Commission; Hon. Lafayette Funk, Gamma, '58, 
President and Director-in-Chief of the Illinois Board of the World's Fair 
Commission ; Geo. A. Dorsey, Mu, '88, assistant in the Department of Eth- 
nography; E. B. Gardiner, Alpha Sigma, Cliff Dweller's Exhibit; John Staf- 
ford White, Alpha Theta, on staff of Chief of Construction; James E. 
McSurely, Alpha; Geo. W. Scott, Alpha Alpha, '96, Secret Service; H. A. 
Axtell, Lambda, Columbian Guard; N. L. Harris, Alpha Omega, Smithsonian 
Institute Exhibit; S. A. Niles, Rho, Special Service Corps; M. T. Warner, 
Alpha Lambda, John's Insulation Exhibit; W. C. McCabe, Alpha Zeta, Hale 
Elevators; Wm. M. Knox, Omega, '74, Secretary of the "Beauty Show;" W. H. 
Evans, Delta Chi, Combined Agricultural Colleges' Exhibit; G. W. Wartmouth, 
and Geo. H. Batcheler, Lambda, Soft Drink Co.; J. P. Diehl and D. L. 
Lawrence, Zeta Psi, Special Service Corps; R. H. Forbes, B. B. Holston and 
A. B. Loomis, Kappa Kappa, University of Illinois Exhibit; P. Morgensen, 
Kappa Kappa, Society of Engineers Headquarters; C. T. Wilder, Kappa 
Kappa, Rand-McNally Exhibit; H. C. Arms, Kappa Kappa, Pilot, Electric 
launch; C. A. Elder, Kappa Kappa, Leader of University of Illinois Band; 
P. D. McConney, Kappa Kappa, Division Superintendent of Collections; 
Ed Hunt, Kappa Kappa, Capewell's Patent Nail Puller. 



S4 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Will. J. Price, Zeta Zeta, '92, was one of the managers of the interesting 
Cliff-Dwellers* Exhibit at the World's Fair. 

James H. Swango, Zeta Zeta, '93, is taking a rest from his honored ora- 
torical achievements, preparatory to the study of law. 

Thos. M. Cornelison, Zeta Zeta, '93, ex-president of Centre's Glee Club 
and Y. M. C. A., is attending the Danville Theological Seminary, Kentucky. 

Dr. George E. Titus, Theta, '74, of Heightstown, N. J., is endeavoring 
to arrange a reunion of his class at Gettysburg College (Pa.) next commence- 
ment, the twentieth anniversary of its graduation. 

R. H. Jesse, Psi, '75, president of the University of the State of Missouri, 
which is located at Columbia, has issued a circular which presents in a very 
forcible way the advantages of the institution, which is making remarkable 
progress. 

Joseph F. Bodwell, Alpha Theta, '86, is president of the Hallowell Gran- 
ite Co., at Hallowell, Me., which is the owner of quarries, and contractor in 
all classes of granite work. The extensive interests of the company required 
Brother Bodwell's presence at its branch office in Chicago for several weeks 
recently. 

Geo. L. Nye, Theta Theta, '91, visited the World's Fair recently, and 
reports the Sigma Chis of Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is located in the 
practice of law, as well and prosperous. The following Sigs are now residents 
of Salt Lake City: A. G. Norrell, Nu, '76, lawyer; Dr. Union Worthington, 
Zeta Zeta and Phi Phi, physician; A. T. Schroeder, Alpha Lambda, '86, law- 
yer; G. G. Armstrong, Alpha Lambda, '91, lawyer, and Joseph B. Kerr, Mii, 
'84, stock raiser. 

R. C. Spencer, Jr., Alpha Lambda, '86, who was Grand Annotator of 
the Sixteenth Biennial Convention at Columbus, O., in 1886, is now located 
a.s an architect in suite 1309 Venetian building, Chicago. The high position 
which he has taken among Chicago architects at the very commencement of 
his career here, is evidenced by the following extract from an invitation issued 
by the Chicago Architectural Sketch Club, which has.ats rooms in the Masonic 
Temple; 

Through the courtesy of Mr. R. C. Spencer, of Boston, the entcrtainraent committee b 
enabled to offer the members, on Monday evening, September 4, a superb exhibition of sketches 
made by Mr. Spencer in Europe during the years 1891 and 1892, as winner of the Rotch 
Traveling Scholarship. Tliere are about sixty sketches in all, and nobody who appreciates a 
good architectural drawing should fail to sec them. 

The editor of the Quartkrly most fully endorses the sketches as being 
a '* superb exhibition," and advises all Sigma Chis, who have the opportunity, 
to examine them carefully. 



PERSONALIA, 85 

Henry L. Godsey, Zeta Zeta, '92, has a lacrative position in Washington 
City. He is studying the by-ways of the National House, in which we expect 
his silver tongue some day to be heard. 

Martin 1). Hardin, Zeta Zeta, '93, the victor in numerous oratorical con- 
tests, and David Claude King, Zeta Zeta, '93, valedictorian, are wearing the 
titles of professors with dignity at Hogsett Military Academy, Danville, Ky. 

Francisco J. Manrique, Alpha Rho, was formerly a resident of the 
Republic of Colombia, South America. The president of that country, who 
is practically a dictator, suppressed masonry, and learned through spies that 
Brother Manrique was wearing the badge of a secret society, which was noth- 
ing more nor less than the cross of Sigma Chi. Brother Manrique was 
threatened with imprisonment and banishment, but this did not force him to 
cease wearing his badge. As he is a liberal in politics and of a very influen- 
tial family, he decided to return again to the United States. Brother Man- 
rique was present at the installation of Alpha Rho on September 14, and is 
now professor of the Spanish languages in the Berlitz School of Languages, 
Boston, Mass. His address is 154 Tremont street, Boston, Mass. 

The 'Philadelphia Preas of August 14, contained t*he following account of 
the appointment of Captain Geo. W. Skinner, Iota, '70, as pension agent : 

The appointment of Captain ^eo. W. Skinner as pension agent to-day caused quite a 
stir among the local Democracy. It is a clear victory for Secretary Harrity and a kock-out 
for Ccingrcssman Sipe, who was backing Alex Wilson. Mr. Skinner has always been a 
Harrity man, and as a member of the Legislature he was leader for the Pattison adminis- 
tration. 

Geo. W. Skinner was born in Franklin county, Pa., January 13, 1846. Educated in the 
Washington and Jefferson College, he enlisted as private in Company A, Seventy seventh 
Tennsylvania Volunteers, at the age of sixteen years, and rose to the rank of captain, serving 
over three years. In 1868 and 1^69 he was county treasurer of Franklin county, and repre- 
icnted the county in the Legislature in 1870-71. He was an elector on the Greeley ticVet in 
1872, after which he moved to Fulton county. In 1875-76 he was journal clerk of the House 
of Representatives. From 1876 to 1880 he edited the Fulton County Democrat. At present 
he is practicing law and is engaged in the tanning businos at Big Grove, Pa. He was the 
Democratic candidate for Congress in the eighteenth district in 1890 and was I)eaten by a 
small majority. He was a member of the House in 1888, 1889 and 1892. 

Said the Chambersburg, (Pa.) Valleij Spirit: 

The announcement is made of the appointment by President Cleveland of Captain Geo. 
W. Skinner, of Fulton county, to be pension agent at Pittsburg for Western Pennsylvania. 

This announcement will be most gratifying to Mr. Skinner's many friends in Franklin 
county. No man in Penn.'^ylvania deserved recognition more than did Captain Skinner. He 
has been an ardent Democrat, a leader of his party in the Legislature, an old soldier, and 
above all a true gentleman. The /depository chronicles his appointment with pleasure, as the 
appointment of a Democrat was sure to be made. If President Cleveland had only filled all 
his oftlces with such excellent men as Captain Skinner, he would have done himself great 
credit, and at the same time greatly advanced the official capacity of governmental affairs. 



86 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Robert Friend, Eta, '88, is now in St. Louis. 

J. B. Vineyard, Eta, '90, is practicing law at Marietta, Ark. 

Hon. Jas. M. Liddell, Eta, '78, is now practicing law at CarroUton, Miss. 

E. D. Vineyard, Eta, '93, is principal of the Black Hawk School, Black 
Hawk, Miss. 

Ella Wheeler Wilcox advises Brother Walter Malone, Eta, '87, to embark 
in a literary career. 

W. W. Rogers, Eta, '94, goes to Baltimore this winter to complete his 
course in pharmacy. 

Rev. Howard Fisher, Chi, *86, is attending the medical department of 
the University of Pennsylvania this winter. 

Theodore Stebbins, Alpha Theta, *86, is in the railway department of the 
General Electric Co., 44 Broad street. New York. 

Josiah Pierce, Jr., Alpha Theta, '83, is principal assistant engineer of the 
City of Baltimore Topographical Survey, 922 Equitable building, Balti- 
more, Md. 

« 

Henry F. Baldwin, Alpha Theta, '84, is chief engineer and superintendent 
of maintenance Of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Co., Chicago. He 
is a brother of Christopher C. Baldwin, Jr., Omicron, '89, of New York City. 

From the Baltimore Methodist, of October 26, concerning Rev. Dr. A. 
W. Rudisill, Omicron, '70: 

The time is fixed for Dr. A. W. RudisilPs departure for India. He will sail about the 
middle of December. Mr. Howard S. JeFTerson and Mr. James Rudisill will accompany him. 
This will be a strong addition to the working force of Methodism in India. These brethren 
will take with them modem machinery and an improved equipment which will enable our 
publishing house in Madras to flood the native mind of southern India with light. The pho- 
tographer's, engraver's and printer's arts will be combined to bring about results which have 
never before been attempted. The facilities which these improved methods furnish will make 
it possible to multiply tracts by millions, and to circulate single books of Scripture in native 
dialects by hundreds of thousands. The fondne^iS of the oriental mind for pictures and 
parables will be met by employing the photo-engraving process, and there is scarcely a limit 
to what Dr. Rudisill's equipment proposes on this line. With the invention of printing,* 
new era dawned on Christendom, and we l)elieve that with the printing press in full operation 
in India a new era will dawn for that benighted land. The time is short that our good 
brother will spend in this country. May his heart be cheered by many more generous dona- 
tions for his work. What untold good might be done by money that is lying idle in many 
Christian hands. Ten thousands dollars given to this object would bring ten thousand bless* 
ings to the donor, and bestow ten thou.sand blessings on the heart-hungry heathen of India. 



MARRIAGES, 87 



Maffiages. 



STEPHEN T. MATHER, ALPHA BFITA, »87. 

As predicted in the account of the revival of Alpha Rho Chapter in this 
issue, Stephen T. Mather, Alpha Beta, '87, has become a benedict. That 
Sigrna Chi rejoiced in the event is fully evidenced by the following account 
of the wedding, taken from the New York Evening 7b/c^ram of Thursday, 

October 1 2 : 

The marriage of Miss Jeannie Thacker Hoy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hoy, of 
Elizabeth, N. J., to Mr. Stephen Tyng Mather was celebrated to-day, at noon, in St. James* 
Church, Elizabeth. The Rev. Edson W. Burr, D. D., pastor of the church, assisted by the 
Rev. James Montgomery, of Brooklyn, officiated. The best man was Mr. Robert Sterling 
Yard. The maid of honor was Miss Grace S. Hoy, sister of the bride. There were no 
bridesmaids. 

Ihe ushers were Messrs. Henry and Frederic Hoole Floy, brothers of the bride; Harry 
Suydam Collette, John Reid Munro, George Barry Mallon and Albert Lee. llie bride looked 
very charming in an ivoiy- white bengaline dress en traine. Her costume was effectively com- 
pleted by a long tulle veil and bouquet of lilies of the valley, llie ushers wore boutonnieres 
of white chrysanthemums. The wedding was conducted in the old-fashioned way. The 
ushers led the procession; next came maid of honor with **best man ;** next mother of the 
bride with the groom, and last the bride on her father's arm. 

A wedding breakfast followed the ceremony, at the home of the bride's parents. No. 129 
West Grand street, Elizabeth. The groom presented the best man and ushers with handsome 
sword ^carf pins. Members of the Sigma Chi, the groom's college fraternity, attended in 
l;irge numbers. One of the hand>omcst {.regents received Ly Mr. Mather was a case of solid 
silver from the Sigma Chi. Mr. and Mrs. Mather will be at home after December at the 
Arlington, No. 64 Montague street, Brooklyn. 

Besides Harry S. Collette, Mu, '90, the other Sigma Chis present were 
Hon. Chauncey B. Ripley, Rev. Dr. T. A. K. Gessler, J. Hollis Wells, George 
C. Coon, Ekiward F. Haas and Dr. Francis A. Scratchley. The happy pair 
left for the South in a shower of rose petals and rice. 

ALFRED K. LEUCKEU ALPHA RHO, 87. 

The most brilliant society event of the season in Bethlehem, Pa., was 
the wedding on Thursday evening, October 12th, of Alfred K. I^uckel, Alpha 
Rho, '87, to Miss Marie Fenner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Edward 
Fenncr, of South Bethlehem. The ceremony was performed at six o'clock in 
the Moravian Church by Bishop Levering. 

The bridal party entered the church to the music of the bridal song in 
Ixihengrin and left to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march. During 



88 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

the impressive service, Mr. Quigley. I-ehigh's famous tenor, chanted De Kov- 
en's -O Promise Me!*' 

After the wedding a reception was held in the Fenner mansion, 338 
Wyandotte streei, on Fountain Hill, the bride and groom leaving at nine 
o'clock for Trentcn, N. J., where Brother Leuckel is in business and where 
they will reside, taking possession of an elegantly-furnished home at 351 
Hamilton avenue, where they will be at home after January 15th, 1894. 

The groom's best man was Brother William Hubbard, of Philadelphia. 
Among the ushers were G. Kdwin Lefexxe, Alpho Rho, and Arthur M. Smythe, 
Alpha Rho, '89. Brothers Warner. Sykes, Henshaw and Wheeler, active 
members of -\lpha Rho, also attended. 

ALBERT S. ALLINc;, CHI, '82. 

The following account of the wedding of Albert S. Ailing, Chi, '82, is 

taken from the Madison, Indiana. Couritr of August 2. Three of the brothers 

of the groom, who assisted in the ceremony, are members of the fraternity, 

namely, Charles, William R. and Van W. Ailing: 

* • * * The bride to-day was Miss May Eudaily, daughter of Mr. Melvin Kudaily, 
and the groom Albert S. Ailing. They have sung not only to each oiher*s hearts, but to 
the hearts of many who have worshipped in the First I*rc>bytcrian Church in months gone by 
and no wonder is it that the church was crowded with interested, loving friends. Never have 
the strains of the Lohengrin wedding niaich been more exquisitely given than when, jost as 
the bridal jarty entered the church, Mi<s Gertrude Greiner played the beautiful chords, and 
the Misses Eaverson, Mrs. Joe Keid and Mrs. Mary Reid sang 

"Faithful and true. 
Thrice happj pair," 

i'ontinuing the sweet strains till they a* ere grouped about the altar, where Rev. Rufus D. 
F>Iack stood, waiting to pronounce the s^^lenin words of the service. Four wee, pretty girls 
Tony and Mary Huj;hes, Mamie ar.d Marie Sa| pinglon, had come up the aisles to o|>en wide 
the gates, so that first of all the ushers. Jour brothers of the groom, Messrs. Ho%iard S., Wm. 
K., G. R«»bins<^n. and \'an W. .Mlinj^. m»ght pass through. FolloMingimmediately came the 
bridesmaid. Miss Kaih:yn -Mlii g. in a beconnng goMH of India silk, just the tint of the 
flowers scatleieii s*^ pto:u<e!y al>out, altendtd by Mr. Joe Colgate. Then the maid of honor. 
Miss Klla Dow. walking al« ne. dre>>eJ in pir.k and hoKling in her hand a beautiful bunch of 
pink roses, 1 ho groom and his. btst man, Charles .Mlirg, c* mirg up the opposite aisle, stix>d 
to meet the bride as she advanced w.lh her father. Rad am indeed was she in all her girlish 
iK-aui), robed in a gown <'f cream satin rhailames lovely in its rich simplicity, and carrj-ing a 
bouquet of white carnalit ns. .\s they kmeled in the last prayer the sweet notes of the Bene- 
dictus were sung, and the organ | laytnl S4fily on!y to crescendo into the Mendel>sohn wedding 
march, the most beautiful of all, as the ha} { y party marched out. The relatives and intimate 
friends were driven m carriages to the bride\< home, where a reception and dinner followed, and 

Soft ejes looked love to ey*»s that spake again. 
And all went mrrry as a marriage bell. 

Mr. and Mrs. -Mling left on the aftem^xm train for the North to enjoy their honeymoon. 
This ha.«> been truly a season of rejoicing for the Ailing family, for uncle, aunt andbrotbei^ 
ha\e come from far and near to do honor to the occa>ion, and a happy reunion it has been. 



MARRIAGES. 89 

I 

Walter E. Johnson, Alpha Lambda, '93, and Miss Mabel Anders, both of 
Waterloo, Iowa, were married September 20. 1893. 

On September 12th,- 1893, J. H. Massie, Mu, '93, was united in marriage 
to Miss Cora Cox, of Alhambra, Va. llie happy couple are most heartily 

congratulated. 

( 
R. P. Ward, Alpha Sigma^ '94, has married a Miss Daisy Cole, of Min- 
neapolis, Minn. They are residing at Waseca, Minn., where Persey is pos- 
sessor of an extensive patrimony. 

O. M. Shreve, M. D., Kappa, '84, was married to Miss Elise Courtier 
Dutton on September 12th, 1893, at St. Mary's, Beddington, Surrey. Brother 
Shreve is in Ix>ndoh, in charge of R. V. Pierce's London medical house. 

Rev. W. Asbury Christian, Alpha Psi, '92, was married to Miss Anna 
Edith McMullan, of Madison, Va., on the i8th of October, 1893. ^*^ 
many friends in the fraternity unite in wishing him prosperity and happiness. 

Charles T. Corn, Zeta Zeta, '93, and Miss Witherspoon, both of Harrods- 

burg; Ky., were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, the 

past summer. Mrs. Corn is handsome and attractive. Brother Corn a rising 

young attorney — a coirimingling which will conduce to the happiness and 

' welfare .of both. 

The marriage of Wm. F. De Long, Zeta Zeta, '94, and Miss Bessie Cecil 
at the magnificent country villa of the bride's parents, on the nth of Octo- 
ber, was o;ie of the swellest social events that have happened in the Blue 
Grass. . It is needless to say it was a Sigma Chi affair. Miss Cecil's interest 
in a(nd loyalty to the fraternity is scarcely less than the handsome groom's. 
She has always been one of Zeta Zeta's most enthusiastic supporters. Gran- 
ville Cecil, Zeta Zeta, '94, was best man. The happily-mated two have the 
best wishes and earnest congratulations of all who know them. 



90 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 



Obituary. 



JOHN STEWART CLEVKLAND, TAU, '77. 
Intelligence of the death of Judge J. Stewart Cleveland, Tau,'77, which 
occurred May 6, 1890, has just reached the official notice of the officers of 
the fraternity. The following obituary notice is taken from the Brownwood 
(Tex.) Bulletin: 

Judge J. Stewart Cleveland was bom at Liberty, Texas, December 18, 1854, of Ch.irles 
L. and Mary A. Cleveland, at which place he resided with his parents until 187 1, when his 
family moved to Galveston. He attended college at Roanoke, Va., in 1873-74; he was 
married to Mbs Lula Richie, October iq, 1877; read law in Galveston under Willie & Cleve- 
land, and was admitted to practice in 1878; moved to Brownwood in 1879; united with the 
Presbyterian Church in i88b; was elected county judge of Brown county in 1880, also in 1882 
and 1884, l^ut resigned during his third tetm and formed a co-partnership with G. L. & J. W. 
Goodwin, under the firm name of Goodwin & Cleveland, in 1885, in Brownwood, and con- 
tinued to practice law up to within a few weeks ago, when he left, in company with his wife 
and little daughter, Irma, in quest of relief from a case of chronic kidney troubles. He 
visited his brother, Jesse, at Georgetown, Texas, expecting to spend the summer abroad, but 
the disease growing malignant, terminated in death the 6th day of May, 1890. The remains 
were embalmed and shipped to Brownwood for interment, reaching here Thursday night. The 
Brownwood bar and other friends met the corj se and conveyed it to his home. At 9:30 A.M. 
Friday, the friends of the family assembled at the Presbyterian Church to pay the last sad 
rites to their departed friend and fellow citizen. The large audience crowded the pews, and 
the aisles were all occupied with chairs. At the close of the ceremonies the casket was 
placed in the hearse and followed by a large proces.Mon of mourning relatives and friends to 
Greenleaf cemetery. 

JOSKPH D. ADAMS, LAMBDA AND ALPHA IOTA. 

The Fairfield (111.) Review of September 6th contained the following 
notice of the death of J. I). Adams, Lambda and Alpha Iota: 

Thursday evening of last week, alx)ut five o'clock, a message came to Fail field which 
conveyed the sad intelligence of (he killing of j. D. Adams in a railroad collision on the Pan- 
handle, near Chicago. Other messages wt-re received later which confirmed the first reports, 
and about nine o'clock Judge R. D. Adams, father of the victim, left for the scene of the 
wreck. The awful fact soon spread, and inside of an hour there was haidly a man, woman 
or child in the city who had not heaid the dreadful news. Never in the history of Fairfield 
was there such universal sonow over a sudden <Ieaih, and it is to be sincerely hoped that never 
again will such grief come to our people. Many hearts were made to bleed in sympathy for 
the grief-stricken family, for whom no eanhly comfort could satisfy. Saturday at noon Judge 
Adams arrived with the remains. He was met at the depot ly several hundied s}'mpathizing 
friends. Sunday afternoon services in honor of Mr. Adams were held at the family residence, 
conducted by Dr. Locke, assisted by Rev. Griffith and Dr. Waller. 

Brother Adams came to the Wesleyan in the fall of '90, and continued in 
school for about two years. Previous to his coming here, he attended the 



OBITUARY. 91 

Indiana State University, and was there made a Sigma Chi. On coming to 
the Wesleyan he at once affiliated with our chapter, and proved himself to be 
an enthusiastic and energetic member. He was regarded by all as an upright 
and loyal man, and gave promise of a life of usefulness and honor. The fol- 
lowing resolutions were adopted by Alpha Iota: 

Whereas, It has pleased the merciful Father in his all-wise providence to permit our 
Brother Joseph D. Adams to be removed from our midst in a manner |>eculiarly sad and 
"violent, therefore be it 

Resolved^ That in his death the Sigma Chi Fraternity has sustained an irreparable loss 
and Alpha Iota Chapter has been l)ereft of one of whom j-he was justly proud — a true friend 
and a loyal brother. 

Resolved^ Ihat we tender our heartfelt sympathies to the family and relatives of our 
departed Brother in this their great affliction. 

Resolvedy That our hall be draped and that the members wear the badge of mourning 
for the customary length of time. 

Resolved^ That a copy of these resolutions be sent the family of the deceased and be 
published in the Wesleyan Echo and the Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

Committee, 

S. T. BURNKTT, 

R. F. Potter, 

W. W. Whitmore. 

JAMES OTIS BALLARD, ALPHA GAMMA, PHI, AND THETA THETA. 

From a newspaper published at Circleville, O., the following account of 
the death of Dr. James O. Ballard is taken: 

James Otis Ballard, born November 19, 1865, died October 22, 1S93, at the residence of 
his mother, Mrs. Helen A. Ballard, Tarlton, Ohio. 

The death of Dr. Ballard was a peculiarly sad one, cutting short at its outset a career of 
brilliant promise alrecdy entered upon by a young man who was pre-eminently fitted, both by 
natural and extended educational advantages, to bean ornament and a useful member of the 
profession he had chostn, and of society at large. Combining great intellectual activity with 
a most pleasing personality. Dr. Ballard was a notable example of that class of men whom 
one alwa)s remembirs with pleasure. 

He entered the Ohio State University in October, 1881, remained there two year>, and 
then entered Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., graduating in 1886. In the fall of 1888 he en- 
tered the Medical Department of the University of Michigan, graduating in 1891. While in 
college he was foremost in studies, in athletics and in musical circles. After obtaining the 
degree of M. D. he located in Akron, ()hio, and had succeeded in establishing himself (irmly 
there, when he was stricken with a severe attack of la grippe in February last, from which 
time he was unable to attend to his practice. An acute form of consumption followed, and in 
July he was brought home in the hoj.e that home surroundings would be of benefit. Thi^ 
failipg, a trip to the Bahamas was arranged, last Tue.day being fixed as the date of departure* 
if he should be strong enough, but before that date arrived he was beyond the aid of human 
ministrations. 

The funeral, he!d at%the house was largely attended by relatives and friends at home and 
from abroad, he having endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact, and the 
bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of many more who were unable to attest it by 
attendance. 



90 THE SIGAfA CHI QUARTERLY, 



Obituatry. 



JOHN STEWART CLEVELAND, TAU, '^^. 
Intelligence of the death of Judge J. Stewart Cleveland, Tau/77, which 
occurred May 6, 1890, has just reached the official notice of the officers of 
the fraternity. The following obituary notice is taken from the Brown wood 
(Tex.) Bulletin: 

Judge J. Stewart Cleveland was bom at Liberty, Texas, December 18, 1854, of Charles 
L. and Mary A. Cleveland, at which place he resided with his parents until 187 1, when his 
family moved to Galveston. He attended college at Roanoke, Va., in 1873-74; he was 
married to Miss Lula Richie, October m, 1877; read law in Galveston under Willie & Cleve- 
land, and was admitted to practice in 1878; moved to Brownwood in 1879; united with the 
Presbyterian Church in 1880; was elected cx>unty judge of Brown county in 1880, also in 1882 
and 1884, but resigned during his third term and formed a co-partnership with G. L. & J. W. 
Goodwin, under the firm name of Goodwin & Cleveland, in 1885, in Brownwood, and con- 
tinued to practice law up to within a few weeks ago, when he left, in company with his wife 
and little daughter, Irma, in quest of relief from a case of chronic kidney troubles. He 
visited his brother, Jesse, at Georgetown, Texas, expecting to spend the simimer abroad, but 
the disease growing malignant, terminated in death the 6th day of May, 1890. The remains 
were embalmed and shipped to Brownwood for interment, reaching here Thursday night The 
Brownwood bar and other friends met the coq se and conveyed it to his home. At 9:30 A.M. 
Friday, the friends of the family assembled at the Presbyterian Church to pay the last sad 
rites to their departed friend and fellow citizen. The large audience crowded the pews, and 
the aisles were all occupied with chairs. At the close of the ceremonies the casket was 
placed in the hearse and followed by a large proces>iun of mourning relatives and friends to 
Greenleaf cemetery. 

JOSKPH D. ADAMS, LAMBDA AND ALPHA IOTA. 

The Fairfield (111.) Revieu' of September 6th contained the following 
notice of the death of J. I). Adams, lambda and Alpha Iota : 

Thursday evening of last week, alxuit five o'clock, a message came to Fail field which 
conveyed ihe sad intelligence of the l<illing of J. 1). Adams in a railroad collision on the Pan- 
handle, near Chicago. Other mes.-ages wt-re received later which confirmed the first reports, 
and about nine o'clock Judge R. D. Adams, father of the victim, left for the scene of the 
wreck. The awful fact soon spread, and inside of an hour there was haidly a man, woman 
or child in the city who had not heaid the dreadful news. Never in the history of Fairfield 
was there such univer^al son(*w over a sudden ceath, and it is to be sincerely hoped that never 
again will such grief come to our people. Many hearts were made to bleed in sympathy for 
the grief-stricken family, for whom no earthly comfort could satisfy. Saturday at noon Judge 
Adams arrived with the remains. He was met at the depot by sieveral hundied s}'mpathizing 
friends. Sunday afternoon services in honor of Mr. Adams were held at the family residence, 
conducted by Dr. Locke, assisted by Rev. Griffith and Dr. Waller. 

Brother Adams came to the Wesleyan in the fall of '90, and contintied in 
school for about two years. Previous to his coming here, he attended the 



OBITUARY'. 91 

Indiana State University, and was there made a Sigma Chi. On coming to 
xYkt Wesleyan he at once affiliated with our chapter, and proved himself to l>c 
stn enthusiastic and energetic member. He was regarded by all as an upright 
a.xid loyal man, and gave promise of a life of usefulness and honor. The fol- 
lowing resolutions were adopted by Alpha Iota: 

Whereas, It has pleased the merciful Father in his all-wise providence to permit our 
^Brother Joseph D. Adams to he removed from our midst in a manner peculiarly sad and 
'^'' iolcnt, therefore be it 

Resolved^ That in his death the Sigma Chi Fraternity has !»nstained an irreparable loft 
^x^d Alpha lota Chapter has been t^ereft of one of whom ^be was justly proud — a true friend 
^xid a loyal brother. 

Resolved^ Ihat we tender our heartfelt sympathies Co the family and relattvei» of tmt 
^^^parted Brother in this their great affliction. 

Resolved, That our hall be draped and that the members wear the badf^e of mournin(( 
^''^r the customary length of time. 

Resolved, That a copy of these rcsclntions be sent the family *A fbe dc^eavrd and be 
Y^^blished in the Wesleyan Eeho and the Sigma Chi Quaeteklt. 

S. T. Bt'EJIfcTT, 

R. F. F'/rrtk. 
W. W, Whitw /rK 

JAMES OTIS BALLARD, ALFHA GAMMA. PHL KSU TIIKTA fllKf A 

From a newspaper published at CircltvilU:. O,. the uA't/^wiuje^ suj/znuf of 
the death of Dr. James O. Ballard is takec: 

James Otis Ballard, bom Norember 19, 1865, *tjtd 0^/x-<r 22, !*>>>-*• rfce f^vi-^itaot ^4 
his mother, Mrs. Helen A. Ballard. Tar!t<«« f.hir. 

The death of Dr. Ballard was a |cc«larfy id«4 <•«, cir=.«i|: ditrjr ».• :*i ^^fi^ * w,'*^ vf 
brilliant promise alreedy entered upon by a y-caj ctta »v, »** y^-^x ukw.*;* 1 -jfr:, v.r*. 'n 
natural and extended educational adrasr^gT^ '*■'' "^ »a 'jrataaufrv- «rf 1 v**^t: fxet- v.*r v' 'ar 
profession he had chostn, and of MKicty at *f^ Oxova^^ ^*r*i» ,'a ^-V r i*. i,* j * », 4 

a most pleasing personality, Dr. BaJ.ajd was a 5r,(Ca.- fie *x4f;v/*r -/ 'lir itM -y n^ »v.ni 
one alwa) s remembers with pleasure: 

He entered the Ohio Stale \:mhrtnky jn ^mv^j^^ t^s^i, '*mdv\-^/'. v^* • » , ;•».' , ta.^ 
then entered Lafayette College, Eaitoa,Fa,^jpr««»widrt7 a |>V* Ji a^ ^ v' liv. .•. •n, 
tered the Medical Department of the Vimtrmrj '^MrJki'i^. t'^.^" "t •'» * *>>' "* ^"^ n 
college he was foremost in studies, 31 adUr?>ji aarf n nii4><-4. - cv^ A'-- v r4.n n.^ t^ 
degree of M. D. he located in Akroa. <. W,. ta^ v^ w.^.0^^, » ^.fx.J :auiy ^ mt^-' -ti.if 
there, 1* hen he was stricken with a ineT«a?-a.-S -yf a ^-,<^ ^ #<.Kwt.'» :av* '-^,, » t,^.^ 
time he was unable to attend to hk pra.:r^je. A* t. .ir^ ^^« v' ^vi^vmi^^ *U ' ^Ia* »' w/i n 
July he was brought home in fhe bs^ tW A#M«* MT'vpi^iirt^. wn^i >• v' >?"*-r • 7i;* 
failipg, a trip to the Bahamas wa* zmm^ptt jam J ut,^^ ^^„^ i,^. j.. ,^ .^ .. .y ,--,4.' ,r^ 
if he should be strong enou|^ but Wfiwe fW ^btne j,-- .'..rf i„ ^^^ >- '^#i ^ iu' •' iin jw 
ministrations. 

The funeral, he!d at|the boa^vt^ Wjp^ #-.-w*»,^ t*- -f^. ... ,,,4 ''-^,' .: ., /r^ itfC 
from abroad, he having endeared himttM t^ tX ^r.% ^,'um x^ .^.i,^ .1 . ^r,^ -r^ :ir 
bereaved family have the heartfelt sympMky <^ aumy imk^ » .^, .^^ ^^ ,^ 
attendance. 



ttif* 



Chaptetr Tiribunes. 



The foUowring ' is a list of the tribunes of the active chapters. Those 
marked with an asterisk (*) are the associate editors, the name of the tribune 
not having been reported to the Grand Tribune as yet : 

Alpha — Will H. Nutt, Miami Uni/ersity, Oxford, O. 

Gamma — * Ed ward Thomson Powell, Delaware, O. 

E^>silon— Arthur Lee Wilson, loio N St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 

Zeta — D. Weaver, Box 221, Lexington, Va. 

Eta — Marion Evans, University of Mississippi, Miss. 

Theia — * Warren K. Damuth, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Kappa — Iden M. Portser, Lock Bjx 23, Lewisburg, Pa. 

r^Tibda — E. O. Holland, Box 263, Bloomington, Ind. 

Mu — Eugene M. Waters, Box 10 13, Granville, O. 

Xi — J. M. Blake, De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind. 

Omicron — Ray Zug, Carlisle, Pa. 

Rho — Merle Sidener, 439 Broadway, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Chi' — *R. Connor, Jr., Sigma Chi House, Hanover, Ind. 

Psi — J. G. Todd, University of Virginia, Va. 

Omega — Edwin M. St. John, Box 114, Evanston, III. 

Alpha Alpha — F. E. Smith, Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y. 

Gamma Gamma-^— Howard Fletcher, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, V^. 

Delta Delta — *E. Madison Allen, Purdue University, I^fayette, Ind. 

Delta Chi — Guy A. G. Cramer, 224 S. Green St., Grawfordsville, Ind. 

Zeta Zeta — *L. C. Atherton, Cen.re College, Danville, Ky. 

Zeta Psi — Wm. R. Kemper, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, O. 

Eta Eta — W. A. Foster, Box 518, Hanover, N. H. 

Theta Theta — * Lewis A. Stoneman, Sigma Chi House, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Kappa Kappa — Chas. T. Wilder, 305 W. Hill St., Champaign, 111. 

I^ambda Lambda — T. R. Dean, A. & M. College, I>exington', Ky. 

Sigma Sigma — T. B. Southall, Hampden-Sidney College, Hampden-Sidrie/,Va. 

Alpha Beta — Charles F. Eckart, 2723 Channing Way, Berkeley, Cal. 

Alpha Gamma — L. B. Thoma.s, North Dormitory, O. S. U., Columbus, O. 

Alpha Epsilon — Clare A. Young, Sigma Chi Rioms, 11 32 N St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Alpha Zeta — *G. F. Grassie, Sigma Chi House, Beloit, Wis. 

Alpha Theta — Harry J. Sheafe, 220 W. Chester Park, Boston, Mass. 

Alpha Iota — N. W. Whitmore, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 111. 

Alj^ha Lambda — *Louis W. Meyers, Sigma Chi H;^use, Madison, Wis. 

Alpha Nu — *J. Bouldin Rector, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. 

Alpha Xi — *Fred. C. Oehler, 744 La. St., Lawrence, Kas. 

Alpha Omicron — C. C. Waterman, 240 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, La. 

Alpha Pi — Roy E. Perine, 420 E. Erie St., Albion, Mich. 

Alpha Rho — Frederick G. Sykes, 315 Cherokee St., South Bethlehem, Pa. 

Alpha Sigma — R. W. Squires, 320 Fourth St., (S. E.) Minneapolis, Minn. 

Alpha Tau— J. R. Craig, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Alpha Upsilon — Hartley Shaw, 922 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Alpha Phi — Thos. C. Rogers, Sigma Chi House, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Alpha Chi — Francis J. Pond, Sigma Chi House, State College, Pa. 

Alpha Psi— C. E. Dunbar, West Side Row, Vanderbilt U'v'rty, Nashville, Tenn. 

Alpha Omega — *J. E. Alexander, Palo Alto, Cal. 



VOLUME XIII.— No. 2. 



The Sigma. Chi Quarterly 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN 



OF 



THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNIXy. 



CIIARLKS ALLING, JR. 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF. 



FEBRUARY, 1894. 



CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 
1894. 



90 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 



Obituatry. 



JOHN STEWART CLEVELAND, TAU, '77. 
Intelligence of the death of Judge J. Stewart Cleveland, Tau/77, which 
occurred May 6, 1890, has just reached the official notice of the officers of 
the fraternity. The following obituary notice is taken from the Brown wood 
(Tex.) Bulletin: 

Judge J. Stewart Cleveland was bom at Liberty, Texas, December 18, 1854, of Ch.irles 
L. and Mary A. Cleveland, at which place he resided with his parents until 187 1, when hit 
family moved to Galveston. He attended college at Roanoke, Va., in 1 873-74; he was 
married to Miss Lula Richie, October m, 1877; read law in Galveston under Willie & Cleve- 
land, and was admitted to practice in 1878; moved to Brownwood in 1879; united with the 
Presbyterian Church in 1880; was elected county judge of Brown county in 1880, also in 1882 
and 1884, but resigned during his third term and formed a co-j artnership with G. L. & J. W. 
Goodwin, under the firm name of Goodwin & Cleveland, in 1885, in Brownwood, and con- 
tinued to practice law up to within a few weeks ago, when he left, in company with his wife 
and little daughter, Irma, in quest of relief from a case of chronic kidney troubles. He 
visited his brother, Jesse, at Georgetown, Texas, exf eciing to spend the summer abroad, but 
the disease growing malignant, terminated in death the 6th day of May, 1890. The remains 
were embalmed and shipped to Brownwood for interment, reaching here Thursday night. The 
Brownwood bar and other friends met the corj se and conveyed it to his home. At 9:30 A-M. 
Friday, the friends of the family assembled at the Presbyterian Church to pay the last sad 
rites to their departed friend and fellow citizen. The large audience crowded the pews, and 
the aisles were all occupied with chairs. At the close of the ceremonies the casket was 
placed in the hearse and followed by a large procession of mourning relati\es and friends to 
Greenleaf cemeXery. 

JOSKPH D. ADAMS, LAMBDA AND ALPHA IOTA. 

The P'airfield (HI.) Reriew of September 6th contained the following 
notice of the death of J. D. Adams, Lambda and Alpha Iota: 

Thursday evening of last week, alK)ut five o'clock, a message carre to Fail field which 
conveyed the sad intelligence of the killing of J. D. Adams in a railroad collision on the Pan- 
handle, near Chicago. Other messages were received later which confirmed the first reports, 
and about nine o'clock Judge K. D. Adams, father of the victim, left for the scene of the 
wreck. The awful fact soon sj read, and in>ide of an hour there was hardly a man, woman 
or child in the city who had not heaid the dreadful news. Never in the history of Fairfield 
was there such universal sorr<»w over a sudden deaih, and it is to be sincerely hoped that never 
again will such grief come to our people. Many hearts were made to bleed in sympathy for 
the grief-stricken family, for whom no eanhly comfort could satisfy. Saturday at noon Judge 
Adams arrived with the remains. He was met at the depot l;y >everal hundied sympathizing 
friends. Sunday aftenioon services in honor of Mr. Adams were held at the family residence, 
conducted by Dr. Locke, assisted by Rev. Griffith and Dr. Waller. 

Brother Adams' came to the Wesleyan in the fall of '90, and continued in 
school for about two years. Previous to his coming here, he attended the 



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Indiana State University, and was there made a Sigma Chi. On coming to 
the Wesleyan he at once affiliated with our chapter, and proved himself to be 
m enthusiastic and energetic member. He was regarded by all as an upright 
md loyal man, and gave promise of a life of usefulness and honor. The fol- 
lowing resolutions were adopted by Alpha Iota: 

Whkreas, It has pleased the merciful Father in his all-wise providence to permit our 
Brother Joseph D. Adams to be removed from our midst in a manner peculiarly sad and 
riolent, therefore be it 

Resolved^ That in his death the Sigma Chi Fraternity has sustained an irreparable loss 
ind Alpha Iota Chapter has been t>ereft of one of whom bhe was justly proud — a true friend 
md a loyal brother. 

Resolved,, 1 hat we tender our heartfelt sympathies to the family and relatives of our 
ieparted Brother in this their great affliction. 

Resolved,, That our hall be draped and that the members wear the badge of mourning 
or the customary length of time. 

Resolvedy That a copy of these resolutions be sent the family of the deceased and be 
>ublished in the Wesleyan E€ho and the Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

Committee, 

S. T. Burnett, 

R. F. Potter, 

W. W. Whitmore. 

JAMES OTIS BALLARD, ALPHA GAMMA, PHI, AND THETA THETA. 

From a newspaper published at Circleville, O., the following account of 
the death of Dr. James O. Ballard is taken: 

James Otis Ballard, born November 19, 1865, died October 22, 1893, at the residence of 
bis mother, Mrs. Helen A. Ballard, Tarlton, Ohio. 

The death of Dr. Ballard was a ] eculiarly sad one, cutting short at its outset a career of 
brilliant promise alreedy entered upon by a young man who was pre-eminently fitted, both by 
natural and extended educational advantages, to bean ornament and a useful member of the 
profession he had chosen, and of society at large. Combining great intellectual activity with 
a most pleasing perse nality. Dr. Ballard was a notable example of that class of men whom 
one alwa) s remembers with pleasure. 

He entered the Ohio State University in October, 1881, remained there two years, and 
then entered Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., graduating in 1886. In the fall of 1888 he en- 
tered the Medical Department of the University of Michigan, graduating in 1891. While in 
co!lege he was foremost in studies, in athletics and in musical circles. After obtaining the 
degree of M. D. he located in Akron, Ohio, and had succeeded in establishing himself firmly 
there, >i(hen he was stricken with a severe attack of la grippe in February last, from which 
time he was unable to attend to his practice. An acute form of consumption followed, and in 
July he was brought home in the hope that home surroundings would be of benefit. This 
failipgy a trip to the Bahamas was arranged, last Tuesday being fixed as the date of departure* 
if he should be strong enough, but before that date arrived he was beyond the aid of human 
ministrations. 

The funeral, he!d at%the house was largely attended by relatives and friends at home and 
from abroad, he having endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact, and the 
bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of many more who were unable to attest it by 



ChapteiT Tiribanes. 

The following is a list of the tribunes of the active chapters. Those 
marked with an a.sterisk (*) are the associate editors, the name of the tribune 
not having been reported to the Grand Tribune as yet : 

Alpha — Will H. Xutt, Miami Uni/ersity, Oxford, O. 

(iammi — ♦Kdward Thomson Powell, Delaware, O. 

E.isilon — Arthur Lee Wilson, loio N St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 

Zeta — D. Weaver, Box 221, Lexington, Va. 

Eta — Marion Evans, University of Mississippi, Miss. 

Theia — ♦Warren K. Damuth, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Kappa — Lien M. Portser, I^ock Bjx 23, Lewisburg, Pa. 

r^nbda — E. O. Holland, Box 263, Bloomington, Ind. • 

Mu — Eugene M. Waters, Box 10 13, Granville, O. 

Xi — J. M. Blake, De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind. 

Omicron — Ray Zug, Carlisle, Pa. 

Rho — Merle Sidener, 439 Broadway, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Chi* — *R. Connor, Jr., Sigma Chi House, Hanover, Ind. 

Psi — J. G. Todd, University of Virginia, Va. 

Omega — Edwin M. St. John, Box 114, Evanston, 111. 

Alpha Alpha — F. E. Smith, Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y. 

Gamma Gamma-^Howard Fletcher, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, V^ 

Delta Delta — *E. Madison Allen, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. 

Delta Chi — Guy A. G. Cramer, 224 S. Green St., Grawfordsville, Ind. 

Zeta Zeta — *L. C. Atherton, Cen;re College, Danville, Ky. 

Zeta Psi — Wm. R. Kemper, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, O. 

Eta Eta — W. A. F'oster, Box 518, Hanover, N. H. 

Theta Theta — * Lewis A. Stoneman, Sigma Chi House, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Kappa Kappa — Chas. T Wilder, 305 W. Hill St., Champaign, 111. 

Lambda Lambda — T. R. Dean, A. & M. College, Lexington-, Ky. 

Sigma Sigma — T. B. Southall, Hampden-Sidney College, Hampden -Sidrie/,Va, 

Alpha Beta — Charles F. Eckart, 2723 Channing Way, Berkeley, CaL 

Alpha Gamma — L. B. Thoma.s, North Dormitory, O. S. U., Columbus, O. 

Al|>ha l^psilon — Clare A. Young, Sigma Chi R )oms, 1 132 N St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Alpha Zeta — *0. F. Grassie, Sigma Chi House, Beloit, Wis. 

Alpha Theta — Harry J. Sheafe, 220 W. Chester Park, Boston, Mass. 

Alpha Iota — N. W. Whitmore, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 111. 

Alpha Lambda — * Louis W. Meyers, Sigma Chi House, Madison, Wis. 

Alpha Nil — *J. Bouldin Rector, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. 

Aljjha Xi — '^Fred. C. Oehler, 744 La. St., Lawrence, Kas. 

Alpha Omicron — C. C. Waterman, 240 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, I^. 

Alpha Pi — Roy E. Perine, 420 E. Erie St., Albion, Mich. 

Alpha Rho — Frederick (x. Sykes, 315 Cherokee St., South Bethlehem. Pa. 

Alpha Sigma — R. W. Stjuires, 320 Fourth St., (S. E.) Minneapolis, Minn. 

Alpha Tau— J. R. Craig, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Alpha U psi Ion — Hartley Shaw, 922 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Alpha Phi — Thos. C. Rogers, Sigma Chi House, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Alpha Chi — Francis J. Pond, Sigma Chi House, State College, Pa. 

Alpha Psi— C. E. Dunbar, West Side Row, Vanderbilt U'v'rty, Nashville, Tenn. 

Alpha Omega — *J. E. Alexander, Palo Alto, Cal. 



VOLUME XIII.— No. 2. 



The Sigma. Chi Quarterly 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN 



OF 



THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY. 



CHARLES ALLING, JR. 

EDITOR-INKiHIEP. 



FEBRUARY, 1894. 



CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 
1894. 



JJlreoiory of fke Slgixva^ Ckl r^ra^fermiY 



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Vol. XIII. . FEBRUARY, 1894. No. 2. 



JAMES TODD. 

The assassination of Carter H. Harrison,. ex-Congressman and for 
he fifth time Mayor of Chicago, on October 28, 1893, sent a thrill of 
lorror throughout the civilized world. Just as the nations were turning 
o behold the golden sunset of the great Columbian Exposition, the 
>lack cloud of the murder of Chicago's famous chief executive darkened 
he else-glorious sky. Without any cause or provocation, Patrick 
Eugene Prendergast fired at Carter Harrison the fatal bullet which 
separated him from his family, from his aifianced, from his political 
imbition, and from the city of his pride in the hour of its triumph. 

The trial of the murderer followed two months later. The State's 
\ttorney of Cook County selected from his Assistants as the proper 
xian to represent the people of the state of Illinois, Mr. James Todd. 
<Vs additional counsel in the case Mr. A. S. Trude, a famous trial lawyer 
oi Chicago, was specially employed by the State's Attorney. The 
defendant was represented by four attorneys who entered the plea of 
insanity. After a good, fair jury had been secured, an elaborate state- 
ment of the case was made by Mr. Todd. Upon its conclusion he was 
congratulated by the members of the bar who were present and by the 
press of the city. The news of his successful opening of the case was 
-<^-extensive with the world. 

Much conflicting testimony as to the sanit}'^ of Prendergast was 
^ Produced. After it was concluded, Mr. Todd opened the argument 
^^ the state. He had made a careful study of the evidence as it was 
^'^eloped during the trial, and therefore was prepared to and did make 
'^^asteriy argument. He proved to possess the faculty of not only 
^^ssing home upon the jury the strong and salient points of his own 
^^^, but of exposing the weakness of the defense by consummate use 
'^ irony, sarcasm, ridicule, and invective. As the Chicago T/'w^i" said, 
*^ was a good speech well spoken." 



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The instructions to the jury on behalf of the state, which had been 
prepared by Mr. Todd, were very clear and accurate, and will no doubt 
stand the closest scrutiny when the case is appealed to the Supreme 
Court. They indicated large research and embodied the latest law in 
regard to the defense of insanity. In fact, Mr. Todd was detailed for 
duty upon this important case immediately after the assassination, and 
for two months devoted himself to providing and marshalling the testi- 
mony, and to fortifying himself on the law relating to it. He examined 
all of the witnesses for the state with great skill. His was the laboring 
oar in the prosecution from the commission of the crime to the verdict. 

The jury found the defendant guilty and fixed his punishment at 
death. The Chicago Legal News in commenting on the result, said that 

Mr. Todd and Mr. Trude conducted the prosecution with great ability and decided 
vigor. The thanks of the community are due to them for their efforts in obtaining the 
result. Had Prendergast been found not guilty, it would have encouraged other cranks 
to take the lives of innocent persons in the hope that they might save their necks from 
• the gallows by the plea of insanity. This verdict will have the effect of making cranks 
pause before they take human life, in the fear that they may follow in the footsteps of 
Prendergast. 

We feel beyond all question that the verdict is just, for we believe that Prendergast 
was sane when he shot Mayor Harrison, and that he knew it was wrong to do so, and 
that is all there is of the case. 

To speak for Chicago when she stood in her robes of mourning with 
her foot upon the grave of her lamented Mayor and her hand pointing 
toward the assassin, was a rare opportunity for Mr. Todd, and Sigma 
Chi is glad to place her laurel of appreciation upon his successful use 
of it and upon his promising career. 

James Todd was born at Franklin, La., March 14, 1866. His father 
came originally from Xenia, Ohio, with his parents, who settled upon a 
beautiful hill-top farm overlooking the city of Madison, Indiana, the 
Ohio River, and in the distance Hanover College. After becoming 
quite prominent in the politics of the county, and serving as Sheriff at 
Madison, James' father removed to Louisiana where some fifty years 
ago he purchased a sugar plantation in St. Mary's Parish. Here James 
spent his boyhood ; pla^^ng with the little darkies on the plantation; 
swimming, fishing and boating on the Evangeline-traced Bayou Teche ; 
shooting rats in the barn on Sunday morning ; hunting alligators in the 
swamps ; and having a royal boy's life generally — so royal in fact that 
James, Sr. , probably became alarmed about the lad's intellectual welfare. 
For in 1879, when James was thirteen, he was sent back to Madison, 
Indiana, whence his father had emigrated, and placed in the public 
schools. Here he completed his common school education and in the 



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fall of 1 88 1 entered Hanover College, which is just six miles below 
Madison on the beautiful bluffs of the Ohio. 

James was only a ** Junior Prep.,'* fifteen years of age, when he 
entered Hanover for his six years' course, but he weighed about one 
hundred and eighty pounds and stood six feet three. As his heart was 
in keeping with his external proportions he was deemed large enough 
for Chi chapter, into which he was speedily initiated. His good elocu- 
tion and commanding presence easily won for him honorable mention 
for declamation in his Freshman year and made him an honor man on 
the Sophomore Exhibition, and an orator on the Junior Exhibition. In 
his Sophomore year he also won the Botany prize. 

Mr. Todd played centre-rush on the foot-ball team which, in the year 
of his graduation, won the Indiana championship for Hanover College. 
In the game which was played in 1886 between Hanover and Butler at 
Indianapolis, he called out as he lay on top of the ball and beneath the 
fellows: **Hod-Zizaty — Down." The reporters took up the cry and 
headed their columns with it in the newspapers the next morning. 

The Union Literary Society, of which he was a most active and 
useful member, made him in his Senior year an orator on its Spring 
Exhibition, leader of its joint-debate, and its president. The faculty 
made him one of the two leaders in the Senior debate and graduated 
him **A. B., cum laude'' [not ^^ come seven'' as in his boyhood] in 1887. 

Mr. Todd*s father had died during his Senior year, and as it became 
necessary for him to be the architect of his own fortune, he came to 
Chicago immediately after his graduation and for a year was a conductor 
on a Pullman Palace Car. In 1888, he entered the law office of Bisbee, 
Ahrens & Decker, and became a student of the Chicago Evening College 
of Law, from which he received the degree of LL. B. in 1890. The 
following year he entered into partnership with George W. Ross under 
the firm name of Ross & Todd, in which partnership he is still interested. 
In February, 1893, Mr. Todd was appointed one of the Assistants of 
the State's Attorney in Chicago. During his brief term of office he has 
prosecuted twenty-three murder cases, and has had but one verdict of 
*' not guilty." In this connection the Chicago Legal News says : ** Mr. 
Todd opened the Prendergast case for the prosecution and his speech 
was logical, eloquent, and convincing. He is a young man of decided 
talent and his record of convictions for the last ten months is really 
wonderful. The following are some of the principal murder cases which 
he prosecuted, with their results: Police officer Wm. J. Kinsella, verdict 
i\yit, years; Frank Stencil and Anastacia Bieske, verdict forty years; 
Hutchinson, Catlin and Williams, verdict for life ; Hennessey, twenty- 



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five years: Lanagan, fourteen years; Leik, twenty years; Slopka Gentile, 
five years. He prosecuted every member of the famous Red Gavin 
gang and has convicted them and broken up the gang.*' 

Everyone who attended the Columbian Grand Chapter will remember 
Brother Todd's appropriate address of welcome and his eloquent speech 
at the banquet at the White Horse Inn. To him the Chicago Alumni 
Chapter owes its existence, for it was through his individual efforts that 
it was organized in 1892, the old Omega Alumni Chapter having fallen 
asleep some years before. In 1891, Bro. Todd examined the merits of 
the petition for the revival of the Kappa Kappa. Sigma Chi has few 
such loyal sons as he. 

In 1892, while at his old home in Louisiana, recuperating from an 
attack of typhoid fever, Mr. Todd made some speeches against the 
Louisiana Lottery in company with Governor Foster, an old friend of 
his family. Mr. Todd is an ardent Democrat and is Vice President of 
the Third Ward Democratic Club of Chicago. 

In religion, he is a Presbyterian, being a member of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Chicago, of which Rev. Dr. John H. Barrows is 
pastor. He holds a prominent place in the swell social circles of the 
South Side, and it is no secret that he is engaged to be married sdon to 
one of the belles of the city. Miss Helen L. Mitchell, daughter of the 
well known physician, Dr. J. S. Mitchell, 2954 Prairie Ave. With all 
of his victories, Mr. Todd agrees with his friends who know Miss 
Mitchell, that this is his greatest conquest. Miss Mitchell has not only 
unusual graces of manner and of person, but is an accomplished singer 
and artist. She received a medal for the decoration of china at the 
World's Fair. At their wedding a host of friends will wish them hap- 
piness. 

With a magnificent presence, a powerful and musical voice, a cordial 
manner, a sterling character ; and with a good mind to direct all of his 
energies, there is only one conclusion to be drawn as to the future career 
of Mr. Todd. It will be a brilliant one, and in every way an honor to 
himself, to his friends, and to the Sigma Chi fraternity. 

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THE GRAND CONSUL'S RECOMMENDATION 

FOR A COAT OF ARMS. 

1 recommend the adoption of a fraternity coat of arms ; that it be 
lain, dignified and heraldically correct; and that its use by the chapters 
e made imperative. 

I have recently given the subject careful consideration ; have exam- 
led the leading authorities on heraldry; have consulted one of the most 
ccomplished students of heraldry in this country; and have conferred 
^ith Brother Samuel R. Ireland. I am also indebted to Mr. Richard 
5. Lockwood, of 77 Chambers St. , New York City, for some valuable 
uggestions. Mr. Lockwood' s skill as a college fraternity and class 
ngraver and his knowledge of heraldry make him peculiarly fit to aid 
ne in such an investigation as this. 

I am astonished to find what a large collection there is of heteroge- 
eous nondescripts, produced by the different engraving houses of the 
ountry, the chief purpose of each one of which was to produce some- 
iiing different from and more involved than that of its rival. Those 
elating to Sigma Chi are no exception. 

We should repudiate the ignorance and vulgarity of the designs 
ttributed to us, and in their place adopt a coat of arms at once simple, 
ignified and correct — one peculiarly appropriate to Sigma Chi. 

Such a design would become a part of the Fraternity, be instantly 
ecognizable as a Sigma Chi mark wherever seen and would soon 
•ecome an object of our affection and loyalty. 

I recommend a pure Norman shield ; below ic a ribbon bearing the 
vords **In Hoc Signo Vinces;" below the ribbon the Greek letters sigma 
md chi ; and above the shield a garland. On the shield I would put a 
3ure Constantine or St. George's cross, and nothing else. Thus: — 




In the above design the white or argent of the shield indicates white; 
the vertical lines of the cross indicate red; the dots on the letters sigma 

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and chi and on part of the roll, gold ; and the horizontal lines on the 
other portion of the roll, blue. Thus the shield is white, the cross red, 
the letters sigma and chi gold, and the roll blue and gold. 

It will be observed at once that the cross I recommend is different 
from the badge which we all wear. The one which I recommend is a 
pure Constantine or St. George's Cross. Our Badge is what is known 
in heraldr}' as the **Danebrog Cross.'* The legend in reference to this 
cross is as follows: There is in Denmark an order known as **Danebrog," 
which it is said was fotinded in commemoration of a miraculous standard 
which fell from heaven during a battle with the Livonians, and so 
revived the courage of Waldemar*s soldiers, that they gained a complete 
victory. Upon this standard, it is pretended, was a white cross and it 
was called in the Danish language, **Daneberg" or ''Danenburgh,** that 
is, **The Strength of the Danes." The cross they wear is a white 
enameled cross, and not only more nearly resembles the cross of Sigma 
Chi in shape than any I have seen, but is the identical one. 

The objection may be urged, and with apparent force, that I am 
recommending at this late day the adoption of a cross different from 
that which the fraternity has been using since its organization. My 
reply to this objection is that I am recommending that we now, although 
it be at a very late date, use that symbol which the law of the fraternity 
directs that we shall use, namely, a St. George's Cross. 

I do not advise that we shall change the shape of the badge we wear. 
Let that remain. It is an exquisitely beautiful emblem and one to 
which we are devotedly attached ; and I would strongly urge that we 
retain it. But in adopting a coat of arms, let us select one prescribed 
by the law of our fraternity and in strict accordance with the rules of 
heraldry. 

In support of the position which I assume, as to both shape and 
color of the cross, I quote as follows from Newton's Display of Heraldry: 

''It is said that Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor 
''of Rome, whilst fighting against the infidels, saw a red cross in the 
"clouds, with the motto 'In hoc signo vinces,' in consequence of which 
"he immediately assumed the red cross on a white sheet as his banner, 
" and under this sign he led his troops forward with uninterrupted vic- 
" tory. Constantine, being a Briton by birth, our Nation has adopted 
"his device. Argent, a cross gules (or, as it is commonly called, the 
"Cross of St. George), which has become the national ensign of Eng- 
"land. The Republic of Genoa carry the like device, St. George being 
"their patron saint." 

According to Newton the following is the form of the cross borne by 



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stantine on his banner before alluded to, viz: ** Argent, a cross of 
ion gules/' that is to say 



would also recommend that each of the officers of the fraternity 

each active and alumni chapter have an individual crest, to be put 

'e the garland, as follows: — 

The Grand Consul, a lion in repose. 

The Grand Tribune, a scroll. 

Each member of the Grand Council, other than the Grand Consul 

and Grand Tribune, an eagle's head. 
Each Alumni Chapter, a wreath enclosing its initials. 
Each Active Chapter, its initial or initials without the wreath. 

although the above recommendation of a coat of arms is heraldically 

set and in accordance with the law of the Fraternity, still it adds 

her color to those already in use, and the attachment of the mem- 

of the Fraternity to the white cross may be so great as to induce 

I to prefer that the cross on the shield be white rather than red. 

refore it may be better to use a white cross on a blue shield, instead 

red cross on a white shield. Thus: — 



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might add that the only other college fraternity now using a shield 
eneral uniformity is the Delta Kappa Epsilon, and theirs is not 
Idically correct; nor does it indicate sufficiently the badge or initials 
ther the fraternity or the individual chapters. 

hall not Sigma Chi be first in this matter as it is in many other 
5cts? Rkginai.d Fkndali-. 

V^ashington, D. C, Nov., 1893. 



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ALTERNATIVE PROPOSITION. 

Since writing the foregoing it has been suggested to me that the 
attachment of the members of the Fraternity to the old cross is so 
strong that it would be better to alter the law of the fraternity, properly 
describing the cross, and then to use it on the blue Norman shield. 

Altering the law would, of course, overcome the objection which 1 
have mentioned, and it would also avoid the introduction into the fra- 
ternity of a new cross and a new color. 

Among others who favor this idea are our Grand Tribune and I trust 
that he will give us through the Quarterly the benefit of his views on 
this alternative proposition. 

Washington, D. C, Jan., i'"^94. Reginald Fendall. 



As suggested by Grand Consul Fendall, the Grand Tribune has 
a preference for tlie above ** alternative proposition," and desires 
to add that there is a question on the part of some members of the fra- 
ternity as to whether a formal alteration of our law is needed in order 
for us to adopt the '^Danebrog" cross now in use as our badge, for the 
new coat of arms. It seems to the Grand Tribune that the introduction 
of a new cross and a new color for a coat of arms are not desirable, 
especiall}' in view of the fact that the present cross would in all proba- 
bility be desired by the fraternity to be retained as a badge. The 
*'Danebrog" cross or present shape of our badge, printed in white upon 
a blue shield, would render our coat of arms entirely distinctive of our 
order, and with the letters sigma and chi printed in gold would utilize 
our present colors, while the Constantine cross of red as an emblem 
would have to be shared in common with other organizations^ and would 
introduce a new color. 

If any formal change in our law is found to be necessary upon a 
more careful investigation and discussion than are now possible or 
proper to be entered upon, it can be accomplished easily and expedi- 
tiously. 

We append hereto a letter from Mr. Richard B. Lockwood (of the 
late lirm of Geo. R. Lockwood & Son), the college fraternity and class 
engraver, of 77 Chambers St., New York, written to Grand Consul 
Fendall after reading iiis article published above. It contains some 
explanations of the foregoing illustrations and describes the process to 
be used in their formal use. 



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New York, Nov. 6, 1893. 
Hn\. Reginald Fendall, 
Dear Sir: 

In repl}' to your esteemed favor of ist inst., will say that I 

have carefully read the article sent me, and the expression of your views 
is correct and to the point. You have so fully covered the ground 
ihat I shall not attempt to add anything in the way of explanation, as 
:he article can better tell its own story. There are, however, one or 
:wo points that may be of interest for the Fraternity at large to know 
is a matter of information, regarding the process to be employed in 
:utting these designs. The designs as now drawn are too small for a 
i:)roper representation in the various College Annuals, and a little too 
arge for use on note papers and individual correspondence, but my 
'eason for making them their present size was to give an idea, which 
:ould better be shown by a medium size, rather than an extreme in 
*ither case. For use on no/r papers^ therefore, I am led to believe that 
1 better and larger available field can be covered by cutting on a block 
He. For representation in College Annuals, where the design would be 
arger in size, I should advise cutting on a steel plate. In the former 
block die), the design could be stamped in any color, as red, blue, 
jold, brown, etc., etc. In this process, the die is about )/> inch thick 
md of a size proper to size of design. The surface is painted by a 
jrush with desired color ; then passed over a piece of tissue paper, 
hereby removing all the color from all of the surface, excepting that 
:ut by the lines. The die is then placed in the stamping counter and a 
leavy pressure made on the paper placed underneath. This process is 
epeated each time an impression is made, and great care taken to have 
ivery impression in same position, which is done by means of pins 
>]aced in proper position on the lower bed plate. In this process any 
olor can be used to suit individual taste. 

In engraving on a steel plate I use the best of picture steel about /o 
nch thick. This plate is fastened on the roller plate and inked by a 
land roller; then carefully **wiped'* by the workman's hand and polished 
perfectly clean, only allowing the ink to remain in the cut lines. The 
:>aper to be printed is then placed on top of plate, and by means of 
iand levers rolls the sliding bed plate with the plate and paper under a 
leavy cylinder, when the impression is then made on the paper. The 
>late must have been very correctly polished, or any ink spot remaining 
vould have been transferred to the sheet. This process is repeated 
iach time, so that not only the same care is necessary each time, but 
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plate has been ruined by poor printing. Both these processes are tedi- 
ous, and require skilled workmen for good results. 

I think a uniform heraldic system by fraternities to be correct and 
indicative of some method in their organization, and, like anything else 
with a system, will thrive on that system. 

I also advocate an individuality, which, when once seen, is recogr 
nized and at once known. 

Such a system as you contemplate in Sigma Chi, I feel confident, 
will result in good effects and place the fraternity at once before the 
Cireek Letter Fraternity world as enterprising, correct and progressive. 

Yours very truly, 

Richard B. Lock woo i>. 

College Fraternity and Class Eu-^raver^ yj Chambers St., A'. V. 



THE SIG'S HELL. 

Last night I had a strange, strange dream, 

I'll tell what me befell; 
Alas! things are not what they seem — 

I dreamt I went to hell. 

The devil met me at the gate. 

He gently touched a bell, 
Before my eyes were wonders great; 

I thought: **Can //us be hell?" 

The streets were lined with fragrant flowers. 

And paved with finest shell, 
On every side were lovers* bowers; 

I thought: »'Can this be /ir/Zr 

The palaces were made of gold (and blue), 

Their wonders, who can tell? 
My feverish eyes in wonder rolled: 

I thought: ''Ca// this be hell?" 

Unto the devil then said I: 

**01d man, I pray you tell 
Where are the Sigs? for them I sigh 

In this most gorgeous hell." 

**Alas!" he cried, *'I greatly fear 

You'll think this place a sell; 
There are no Sigs allowed in here." 

I howled: <*Well, this is hell'." 

Harrv S. Coixkttk, Mu. \jo. 



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A BIT OF GERMAN UNIVERSITY LIFE. 

Munich in Munich offers a phase of social life, the parallel of which 
might be searched for the world over, and not be found. Peculiar to 
the city itself, it has so thoroughly ramified the various elements that 
go to make up its population, that its impress is left upon the life of 
every student. 

As the university has no dormitories, all students are obliged to seek 
quarters at the homes of the burgers, so that the pace which the latter 
set, is copied most readily by the student. And in order to understand 
this latter, it is necessary to digress from the subject of this sketch a 
little and take a hasty glance at the daily routine as practiced by the 
citizen. 

The wealth and income of the average German is a circumscribed 
quantity, and in consequence many economies are practiced, so that 
body and soul of his family may be held together from one year's end t(» 
another. And these economies are shown in various ways. 

The residence streets for miles and miles are built up with solid 
blocks of houses, the four and five story fronts of which reach right ii]> 
to the pavement line. Each story of each house is devoted to one or 
more apartments, and each family residing therein not only denominates 
its residence by such and such number on the street, but also by the 
number of the floor or, as it is called here, the ''stock." Light and 
fuel are more costly than in America, and as the incomes are measured 
on as many marks as they are in dollars with us, these two items in 
household economics are cut down to the smallest allowance. 

But the ^'MQncheners" are anything but hard workers, are fond of 
lounging and consequently of a comfortable place to do it in, and 
indulging in this pleasant pastime at home would mean a considerable- 
expenditure for light and heat. In this connection it may be added 
that the winter days in Munich are very short, invariably gloomy and 
always raw, wet and cold. 

All these conditions conspire to make the public rooms in Munich 
(or as they are called here caf^s) today what they are. It is, of course, 
an exaggeration to quote : ''The portion of Munich who do not keep 
caf^s, live in them ;'* but it comes near to the truth. Usually a combi- 
nation of an eating and drinking establishment, an air of utmost respec- 
tability clothes it, and excesses in drinking are seldom seen, and as a 
consequence everybody and their families (the adult members of both 
sexes) go there. 

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from every part of the known world, prompted to come here by a desire 
to perfect themselves in some specialty, there is no common feeling to 
band them together. 

The university is strictly a collection of professional schools. Each 
specialty is located in an end of town wherever chance and opportunity 
combined to place it. With no national sport to arouse a common 
interest, each section drifts for itself — into the caf6. 

Here the student soon learns to imitate the citizen. Light, heat, 
newspapers and comfort are here offered gratis, and if the student is 
frugal at an expense of about four cents he can spend what is considered 
here a **profi table time profitably spent.*' He meets his fellow students 
and the lectures are discussed (but not often). Each group of students, 
be they members of ** Corps** or similar societies or simply frequenters 
of the caf6, have a special table called '*Stammtisch," literally * 'heredi- 
tary table," and henceforth its boards (they are marble tops in the more 
pretentious places) are sacred to the clang of the **stammglasses" of 
the **Stammgaste,'* literally ''hereditary guests." Having attained this 
distinction once, the student hereafter comes here for his midday meal, 
for his afternoon coffee, for his evening meal, for his evening discussion 
and stays here until he retires for the night. 

But it must not be supposed that this life corrupts him entirely- 
Far from it. If he is not, he is at least supposed to be a man of mature 
ideas, not necessarily years, perfectly able to shift for himself, except 
when he needs the assistance of his friends. The institution has abso- 
lutely no concern with the student, excepting as providing a course ot 
lectures, which he may or may not attend to suit his fancy, and ^^ 
moral well-being of the body of the students is never a consideration 
with the faculty. 

Let us kodak the mental condition of a German student. When ^ 
**mulus" he enters the University and matriculates, he sees the \sO^\ 
in a roseate hue, especially the association of ''color students** (thi^ ' 
setting over "Couleur Studenten*' literally into English), students W*^ 
wear colored insignia, such as variegated bands on their caps or ribb^^ 
in their buttonholes. What has been the goal of his ambition, duri^ 
the last years at the gymnasium, that which has been the fondest siilv ^^ 
of his thoughts, for many a day, has now been realized in his abilit}" * 
say to his fellowmen, '*! am a student." This condition is to \\\iC^ 
realization of his ideal of freedom. He may now enjoy, without sti^^ 
a limitless license ; he may now sing jolly songs with his jolly fellov^^ 
whom he will soon call brothers ; he may now show his manly coura^^ 
and prowess and fight with saber and sword ; he may now wear th^ 



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aunty cap with colored band in public, which, perhaps, he had already 
lone in secret at the gymnasium. These are his dreams when he enters. 

He matriculates, he becomes a freshman, he joins a ''Corps," or 
'Burschenschaft," or **Landsmannschaft," and begins his career as a 
'color student "as a *'Fuchs.*' Now his elders, called "Burschen," 
fter attending the third or fourth semester, and "bemooste Haupter" 
^hen they attend the tenth, let him realize that he is a most immature 
allow, who must be taught good manners and morals — by means of the 
*beer hours." And this training has another most peculiar object in 
iew. He is to imagine that he is a most superior man, that all the 
ther ** colors" not his own, or in connection with them, are not his 
quals. He must visit the "Kneipe" where the "beer hours" are spent 
.t definite hours, and his availability for a "Bursche" is proportional to 
he length of the sitting. He may not absent himself during the hours 
levoted to fencing, under penalty, and if his lectures interfere, these 
atter are to be considered secondary. The official drinking hour is in 
he morning, which he must attend. During the session he acquires 
he art of playing cards at **Skat," fighting "Mensur" (duels), and 
Irinking beer. In some cases it is only natural that after these experi- 
ences, his mental energy is deficient and his studies at the University 
ire prosecuted with little vim. 

Thus properly prepared and trained, he awaits his initiation as a 
ull*fledged member of the* Corps. He now learns the two underlying 
)rinciples. *'A11 other associations outside of his are inferior, and 
ivery student not a member of some one society, is not worthy of 
espect. ' * 

As to the relation between the individual members of one aggriega- 
ion, a close bond of friendship exists. Hazing is practiced in a most 
)rutal manner. Between the members of different societies sword and 
;aber dueling is distinctly popular and en regie, if the societies are 
igreed on giving satisfaction in this way. A Corps student's appear- 
mce is only true to tradition when his forehead and cheek show the 
narkings of an alligator skin. 

A few words may be added about the Burschenschaft. An out- 
growth of the German wars for freedom, it united the students at all the 
lifferent Universities into one society. The ideals to be cultivated 
vere, patriotism, an earnest prosecution of one's studies, a moral life, 
ind practicing the teachings of religion, ideals entirely opposite to those 
)f the then prevailing secret societies and "Landsmannschaften" (soci- 
eties whose members were all of one nationality). Notwithstanding the 
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wrongdoings and rjevoliitionary tendencies, and early in the present 
century their official existence was suppressed by governmental ^^\cl 
In spite, they continued to exist, but the former ideals gave way to 
social purposes. 

The " Landsmannschaf ten " date from the Middle Ages. The enor- 
mous popularity and renown of some institutions of learning brought 
together students from every country then known. There were of course 
political controversies, and in order to prosecute common interests, the 
representatives of one country united and formed a national society. 
These continued to grow in importance, and their subsocieties became 
so formidable that the university authorities found it difficult to cope 
with them, and they were ordered disbanded by governmental authority. 
The crift of events had already given rise to secret societies, and to 
grapple with the latter the disorganized national societies formed into 
Orders and Corps, which latter exist to this day. 

If the patient reader will join me, and wade through an excerpt from 
Hauff's "Reveries in the Bremen Rathskeller," he rnay understand how 
in after-life a Corps student looks upon his career at the university. 

**How shall I call thee, thou exalted, noble, coarse, barbarous, lovely, 
imharmonious, tuneful, repelling and yet sweet, refreshing days of our 
**Burschen'* years. Can I describe thee? Never. Your ridiculous 
exterior is an open book, in this the layman sees, this can be described 
— but thine inmost tempered glow is only known to the miner who with 
his singing brothers descends into thy mysterious depths. He returns 
with gold, pure, undefiled gold, much or little, it matters not. But this 
is not the only fruit of his toil. What he has seen he cannot describe 
to the uninitiated, it would be too strange and yet too precious for his 
understanding. Phantoms live in the depths, which no outsider may 
see or comprehend. Music is wafted on the air of yon balls; it seems 
hollow and meaningless to those not intoxicated by its charm. But he 
who has joined in song, joined his sympathy, imparts to the life its own 
inmost sanctity, even if he returns to the outer world wearing his cap 
as a memento and laughing at its tattered condition.'' 

The student's life in particular may be described, in general it bears 
no definition. 

Munich, January, 1894. Herman B. Schmidt, Zeta Psi, '85. 



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HINTS TO ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

All Sigs should be justly proud of the position occupied by the 
Quarterly in the field of fraternity journalism. We certainly do not 
hink that it is perfect, and our efforts should continually be put forth 
o improve it in every way possible. As a rule the chapter letters are 
yell arranged, newsy and satisfactory. A glance, however, at the 
lovember number, reveals the fact that some correspondents are either 
Lcking in newspaper instinct or deliberately suppress important facts, 
t is in the hope that the errors to be pointed out will be corrected, 
lat these few lines are written. 

The man chosen to report the news from the various chapters should 
elong to the upper classes and should be the best writer in the chap- 
*r. All items of interest should be jotted down as they occur and 
hould be carefully and fully noticed in the chapter letter. When a 
iece of news is given all the interesting facts connected with it should 
Iso be given. From the November Quarterly the following extracts 
re taken for the purpose of showing how utterly unsatisfactory they 
re from the standpoint of news. 

In one letter are introduced Messrs. Smith, of Arkansas, and Jones, 
f Virginia. The writer forgot to tell the residences of the initiates. 
!*he states are rather large and something more definite is desired. In 
ddition to the satisfaction to the reader, the giving of a residence may 
>e important, when getting out another edition of the Catalogue, in 
seating a missing man. 

Another correspondent says: **0n October 7th, the day of the game 

tf foot-ball between and we had a visit from the following 

»igs." In his excitement over the victory or sorrow over the defeat, 
le has forgotten to tell us who the victors were. In these foot-ball 
lays we wish to know that at least. 

In one letter the initiation of Brother Harold Chesterwood Bowers 
s announced, but we are left to guess his class and place of residence, 
n another brother's letter, Henry, Joyce and Rice are presented, but 
ve are not informed of their classes, residences or christian names. All 
hese are important to the Fraternity at large. Frequently by hearing 
vhere an .initiate lives we are able to recall him or at least find out 
ibout him and possibly meet him eventually. That knowledge may be 
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other institutions. Always give an initiate's full name and home, if 
nothing else. 

We are told that the "University of Cincinnati, State College, and 
Louisville Athletic Club have been met and handsomely disposed of." 
And in still another letter we hear that **the nearest we came to having 
even a hard game was with the Chicago University, who came down 
with a padded team, but left sadder and wiser men." Men interested 
in foot-ball — and nearly all students and alumni are now-a-daj's— are 
not satisfied with such information. Simply to state which eleven wins 
is not sufficient, we wish to know the scores every time. If it is a tie 
game we desire to know how many points were made. 

Another reporter says: * 'Our foot-ball team has played three games, 
winning from Wabash and De Pauw and playing a tie game with 
Northwestern." We are informed by yet another that **the game 
played here October 14th between Kansas and Minnesota was great, 
and has proved an inspiration to our players.** We must insist on the 
scores. To know that is more important to the readers of the Quar- 
terly than to be told the game was "an inspiration to our players." 
The reader is not concerned about that kind of inspiration, he wants 
facts and all the facts. 

And finally, it is announced to the Fraternity that '*we have three of 
the fastest bicycle riders in the state, one of whom holds the coast 
record of 2.15." Why were not the names given? It is really more 
important to know who the fastest riders are than to know the record 
of the unknown rider. 

Don't tell us that many "brethren" from a sister chapter paid y^^ 
a visit and then forget to give their names. 

Don't introduce Jackson and Smith and forget to let us know th^^^ 
classes and residences. 

Don't write about the highly exciting foot-ball or base-ball gati^^" 
played by the home team and then neglect to give the college fro^ 
which the opposing eleven hails, and the scores. 

Don't take wings and soar above the heads of the readers. ^^ 
wish you to tarry with us for a time. Don't indulge in "fine" writii^S 

Don't spring much verse on the readers and, above all, don't p*f^ 
The space of the Quarterly is valuable. Say what you have to say *^ 
a concise, pointed way. Don't write if you have nothing further to s^V 

John B. McPherson, Theta, '83. 

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY, in 



OXFORD UNIVERSITY. 

It is not so many years ago but that I remember with vivid distinct- 
ness the feelings of curiosity and interest with which I approached, for 
the first time, the college town and college which were to be my home 
for several years to come. What would they be like ? Why was 
''college-life" particularly different from life in a high-school, and what 
was meant by a ** typical college town"? These were among the large 
mental interrogation-points that then temporarily obscured all other 
incidents of existence. It was again with some such feeling that I 
visited Oxford, and it is with pleasure that I attempt to furnish the 
Quarterly with the results of such notions and information as one can 
gain in the course of a few days' visit to England's great University. 
It is but just to add that so far as the contents of local guide and stu- 
dents' handbooks or other publications can assist to supply the infor- 
mation which a short visit necessarily failed to complete, they have been 
freely used. 

Imagine, if possible, in almost the geographical center of England a 
compact little city of forty thousand inhabitants, a city lying in a natural 
basin with slightly rising hills showing in the near distance in every 
direction, situated just at the point where the river Cherwell joins the 
upper Thames, the two rivers, with many short and interlacing tribu- 
tary streams, largely surrounding the western and southern sides of the 
city. Add to this a few features, always marked to one familiar with 
the comparative newness and spread-out character of most American 
college-towns, namely the look of age, the much of old, gray stone, and 
especially the compactness which crowds so many people into what 
seems so small a space, and you have some notion of Oxford as a city. 

Oxford, the town, dates back at least to Anglo-Saxon times in Eng- 
land, and to its location it probably owes the early attention it received 
in connection with matters of warfare, as an assembling place of the 
people, &nd as a commercial headquarters. Surrounded by its hills it 
was a natural place of military defense; near to the center of the land it 
was easy of access, and with its rivers it was favored for the purposes 
of trade. As a center of learning it may safely be dated back to the 
twelfth century, from which time began in a small way the University. 
From that time its importance has been entirely scholastic. Today the 
University consists of twenty-one colleges and three *' halls," most of 
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112 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

1250 and 1550, and with a present total attendance of about three th< 
sand Ftudents. 

These various ** colleges" are scattered thickly throughout the ci 
and with their adjuncts, such as the Bodleian Library, Sheldonian Tl 
atre, Clarenden Press Building, etc., include most of the important a 
pretentious buildings of the place. 

A week, aye, even a month, in Oxford is a source of the great* 
pleasure, as well as of much intellectual profit, to an American travel* 
and especially if he be an American college man. "The world, sure 
has not another place like Oxford ; it is a despair to see such a pla 
and ever to leave it, for it would take a lifetime, and more than one. 
comprehend and enjoy it satisfactorily," is the tribute paid by Nathan 
Hawthorne, and it will be considered none too unreserved when ' 
reflect that more than a few of England's popular essayists have devot 
thoughts, and in some cases volumes, to Oxford and its colleges. T 
student of architecture will find here almost an education in his art. 
the library of All Souls College, alma mater of Blackstone, are Wrci 
original designs for his masterpiece — St. Paul's Cathedral, while ma 
of Oxford's college halls and structures owe their symmetry and beau 
to the same master's thought. The Martyrs' Memorial, perfect in 
Gothic richness, erected near to the spot where strong-souled RidU 
Latimer and Cranmer gave up their bodies to be burned, is one of t 
first triumphs of Sir G. G. Scott, who also has devoted many of his b' 
efforts to England's L-niversity city. Among the various colleges = 
some perfect gems of architecture, and as we wander from one 
another of the college chapels, and find everywhere something ne^ 
admire in rich architectural designs, in beautiful windows, in histot 
things and places, in paintings, and in beautiful bits of natural scen< 
we cannot but feel how barren in comparison are the opportunitie 
the student in the average American college. For, we must rememl 
Oxford University is the result of the growth of six hundred ye 
Among its chapels, college halls and cloisters are many types 
peculiarities of the builder's art, recognized as the most perfect in E 
land. In truth, Oxford is particularly rich in its architectural featu 
Of the recent revival of the Gothic style in England, so signalized in 
beautiful Parliament House, Prof. Freeman says, ** Nowhere can i< 
better traced than in the University and college buildings at Oxfor< 
while the learned J. H. Parker in his ** Introduction to the Stud> 
Gothic Architecture " refers upon nearly a sixth of his three hundi 
pages to Oxford for his examples. But architecture is not the 01 
thing in Oxford. Its museums are wonderfully complete. Its vario 




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OXFORD CNIlERSiry, 113 

libraries are vast and precious. Its paintings, largely of distinguished 
alumni and patrons, are things of beauty, and every turn among its 
many streets and hails is attended with new educational revelations for 
the visitor. 

The University is made up of the various colleges. This union of 
the colleges constitutes the University, just as the various ** Depart- 
ments "make up an American University. The Oxford *' college*', 
however, in the courses taught — medicine, law, language, etc. — may be 
said to be nearly similar to an average American University, except that 
at Oxford the college, however various be its courses, is always but a 
member of the University, which latter alone can grant the degrees 
sought for by the students of the individual colleges. The general 
organization of the Oxford University may be outlined as follows: First 
and the supreme authority is (i) the Convocation, composed of all M. 
A. alumni who have met certain formal requisites for maintaining a 
University connection. By this body all Statutes are enacted, but pro- 
posed Statutes are not brought before it until their approval by (2) the 
Congregation, consisting of officers of the Convocation and all members 
thereof resident in Oxford, at present numbering about four hundred. 
Likewise, before their submission to the Convocation, proposed Statutes 
receive the sanction of (3) the Hebdomadal Council, consisting of offi- 
cers of the University, the deans of certain of the colleges, and certain 
members of the Convocation. The predominating influence of the 
Alumni in such a plan is clearly apparent. 

The highest officer in the University is, nominally, the Chancellor, 
chosen by the Convocation. This is a purely honorary office, and at 
present is held by the Marquis of Salisbury. The acting head of the 
(University is really the Vice-Chancellor (now Dr. Boyd), who is selected, 
upon nomination of the Chancellor, from among the heads of the various 
colleges composing the University. These heads of the colleges have 
various titles, such as Dean, President, Rector, etc., and manage inde- 
pendently the affairs of their respective colleges, assisted, however, by 
the P'ellows of that college. The Fellows are always of the noted 
alumni of the college and elect its President, or whatever he may be 
termed. '* Dons'* — a word which we are accustomed to connect in a 
vague way with the English university — is the local expression for Fel- 
low as well as Tutor. 

The rules of the University itself, though formerly many, are now 
practically limited to forbidding such transgressions by junior members 
as ''frequenting taverns", '^engaging in games of chance'^ and '^abetting 
horse-racing." As is familiar to American law-students, the * -Chancel- 




114 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

lor*s Court " of the University **can claim extensive jurisdiction in 
causes, whether civil or criminal, to which its resident members 
parties.'* Its power to punish is not limited to suspension and expi 
sion, but extends also to distraint and imprisonment, though these latti 
extremes are not applied to mere transgression of the University ruh 
themselves, as above referred to, but only to the more serious offense^^ 
against the law which may come before the court. The rules of th ^ 
individual colleges are more various than those of the Univeisity, am 
are enforced by their own respective methods. They apply to sucl 
subjects as hours of retiring, attendance at chapel, examinations, etc. 

To assist the Vice-Chancellor in enforcing obedience to the rulej 
and regulations of the University, two Proctors are chosen from th( 
colleges in rotation, and hence the terror of being **proctorized". Th( 
students are called Undergraduates. They may reside at an approvec 
boarding-place in the city, but largely live in the colleges and din( 
together in the college dining-hall. The rooms occupied by various^^ 
famous men in their respective colleges are still often pointed out. 
The obligations with regard to academic costumes are closely followed, 
each member of the entire body wearing the one prescribed for his 
status, particularly on the specified occasions. The common black 
gown and mortar-board is the garb of the undergraduate. 

The college year (about from Oct. 5 to July 15) is divided into four 
terms called, in order, the Michaelmas, Hilary, Easter and Trinity. 
The last two are treated, however, practically as one. Degrees are 
granted only through the Convocation, and include the commonly 
known degrees in the subjects (or *' Faculties") of Arts, Music, Medi- 
cine, Law and Divinity. **Resi(lence", i. e., a given number of contin- 
uous weeks during twelve terms is necessary to secure the Bachelor's 
degree in Arts, and attendance during a further series of as many or 
more terms after receiving the B. A. degree is necessary to secure even 
the Bachelor's degree in Law, Medicine or Divinity. 

Examinations are given by the University, as the degree-granting 
body, and the system is a complicated one. For the aspirant to B. A. 
degree they may in general be said to be three in number, approximately 
one for each year. These three examinations are respectively called, in 
student-language, "Smalls", ** Moderations" and **Greats". The 
courses of study for this degree, while differing in details, cover about 
the ground of a first-class American college course for the same degree. 
The ** Honours" examinations, if taken, as they generally are, give the 
graduate, in addition to the degree obtained through the three examina- 
tions already referred to, a rank in one of four special classes according 



114 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

lor's Court" of the University **can claim extensive jurisdiction i 
causes, whether civil or criminal, to which its resident member! 
parties.** Its power to punish is not limited to suspension and e 
sion, but extends also to distraint and imprisonment, though these I 
extremes are not applied to mere transgression of the University 
themselves, as above referred to, but only to the more serious off 
against the law which may come before the court. The rules o 
individual colleges are more various than those of the University 
are enforced by their own respective methods. They apply to 
subjects as hours of retiring, attendance at chapel, examinations, € 

To assist the Vice-Chancellor in enforcing obedience to the 
and regulations of the University, two Proctors are chosen fron 
colleges in rotation, and hence the terror of being **proctorized". 
students are called Undergraduates. They may reside at an appi 
boarding-place in the city, but largely live in the colleges and 
together in the college dining-hall. The rooms occupied by va 
famous men in their respective colleges are still often pointed 
The obligations with regard to academic costumes are closely folio 
each member of the entire body wearing the one prescribed fo 
status, particularly on the specified occasions. The common 1 
gown and mortar-board is the garb of the undergraduate. 

The college year (about from Oct. 5 to July 15) is divided into 
terms called, in order, the Michaelmas, Hilary, Easter and Tri 
The last two are treated, however, practically as one. Degreei 
granted only through the Convocation, and include the comn 
known degrees in the subjects (or ** Faculties") of Arts, Music, I 
cine, Law and Divinity. ** Residence", i. e., a given number of cc 
nous weeks during twelve terms is necessary to secure the Bach« 
degree in Arts, and attendance during a further series of as ma 
more terms after receiving the B. A. degree is necessary to secure 
the Bachelor's degree in Law, Medicine or Divinity. 

Examinations are given by the University, as the degree-gra 
body, and the system is a complicated one. For the aspirant to ] 
degree they may in general be said to be three in number, approxim 
one for each year. These three examinations are respectively calk 
student-language, ** Smalls'*, ♦•Moderations'* and *• Greats*', 
courses of study for this degree, while differing in details, cover c 
the ground of a first-class American college course for the same de 
The ** Honours" examinations, if taken, as they generally are, giv 
graduate, in addition to the degree obtained through the three exai 
tions already referred to, a rank in one of four special classes acco) 



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ii6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

'Varsity-life. For its more intricate and inner details I must refer you 
to the writings of those who have lived, rather than visited, it. 

Our illustrations %vfe, good notions of High Street, whose glories are 
praised more than once in English essay and poem. It winds through 
the center of the old town. The old stone piles grouped in the view of 
Brasenose, Radclitfe's dome and St. Mary*s spire is a fair example of 
the prevailing appearance of Oxford's old buildings. About all the 
colleges are built around an interior quadrangle, of which the famous 
'*Tom Quad" of Christ Church College — about a city ''block" — is the 
largest, while the illustration gives a corner of that of University Col- 
lege. The Tower of Magdalen College is famous as one of the beauties 
of Oxford, while the dining-hall of University College is a typical 
interior. 

In conclusion it should be said that, while Oxford has been the sub- 
ject of our sketch, it stands with Cambridge as one of the two great 
English universities. Different from all continental universities in their 
essential characteristics, they are of their own kind and practically just 
like each other. So far as concerns constitution, government, age, 
rules, regulations, general appearance and venerating preservation of 
old customs, Oxford and Cambridge are alike. A description of Oxford's 
government would require nearly a complete change of titles of officers 
and official bodies, but the nature, number and functions of these are 
alike. Hence the all-absorbing interest in the annual boat-race and the 
other rivalries between them. That Oxford is, perhaps, somewhat 
better known in America is probably largely due to its having a few 
more colleges, some advantage in numbers, and being more naturally .in 
the usual pathway of the American tourist. Otherwise we should think 
of them together as England's two great Universities. 

Chicago, Februar>', 1894. Joskph C. Nate. 



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EDITORIAL. 117 



Editoirial. 

THREE PROMINENT ALUMNI GONE. 

CHAUNCEY B. RIPLEY. LL.D.. KAPPA. 64 
Boru May 14, 'Sj^- Difd Nm'. 12, iSgj. 

In the sudden death of Chauncey B. Ripley, LL. D., of New York, 
16 fraternity and college world loses a conspicuous member. His 
iterest in educational and fraternity affairs will be manifest from a brief 
icital of some of the events in his career. A full biography of him 
lay be found on page 143, Volume IX of the Qlarterlv, an account 
: his death in the obituary in this number, and resolutions thereon 
;)pended to the letter from Kappa chapter. 

Mr. Ripley was several timei* elected Pre^dent of the New York 
lumni Club of Bucknell University, from which institution he received 
. B. in 1864, A. M. (delivering the master's oration) in 1867, and 
L. D. in 1888. On the retirement of President Hill from Bucknell 
University in 1888, Dr. Ripley was chosen to prepare the valedictory 
ddress on behalf of the alumni, and at the inauguration of his succes- 
Dr, Dr. Harris, in 1889, he made the salutatory address to the new 
resident. 

The following extract from the Bucknell Mirror for last November 
ill attest the high standing which Bro. Ripley had at Lewisburg: 

As an Alumnas of this institution he was one of the most loyal and enthusiastic of 
V/w Mater' s sons. He frequently used his pen in her behalf, and wherever he could 
C3pa word that might help the University he would do so. Dr. Ripley was a great 
end of the Bucknell undergraduate body, and whenever appealed to would cheerfully 
spend, sometimes with a check for a neat sum to tide the Mirror over a stormy finan- 
l1 sea, or again help to advance some form of athletics. 

Dr. Ripley was greatly interested in the advancement of higher education, and it 
^-s through his influence that Bucknell secured access to the press of New York city ; 
^ through his efforts the institution received attention from prominent high class edu- 
t ional magazines.    

Altogether Chauncey Ripley loved the boys at Bucknell. and they in turn loved him 
^ the many courtesies they received at his hands ; and now that he is gone there is a 
c^nt place in the heart of every Bucknell man who knew him, either personally or 
'^^gh his great love for the college that bore him. His name will pass into Bucknell 
^tory as a shining example of a son's devotion and love for the college that gave him. 

The oration which Mr. Ripley delivered June 23, 1891, before the 
lumni Association of Bucknell University on **Greek letter fraternities 
^full recognition by the faculties and trustees of American colleges 



ii8 . THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

claimed for them " was published in the Sigma Chi Quarterly and in 
the University Ma^^azine^ a copy of the latter being sent to every frater- 
nity chapter in the United States. 

Dr. Ripley was President, and chairman of the Executive Commit- 
tee, of the Alumni Association of the Law Department of the University 
of the City of New York, from which Department he graduated as vale- 
dictorian of his class in 1865. During the past quarter of a century, he 
has been an examiner of candidates for degrees in that Department and 
more than five hundred lawyers have passed their final examinations for 
degrees and admission to practice before committees of which he was a 
member, as chairman or otherwise. 

Mr. Ripley took a prominent part in the organization of the New 
York Alumni Chapter in 1890 and was elected its first consul. He 
always manifested a deep interest in the affairs of the fraternity at large 
and of Kappa chapter, to which he gave a handsome picture of himself 
not long ago. 



GEORGE W. GUILDS. UPSILON. '69. 

B.^nt May ij, iSsg. Dii'd Feb. j. jSg^. 

In the economy of God, which notes the sparrow's 
fall, there are no accidents; there can be none when such 
a helper of men as Anthony J. Drrxrl passes from the 
world which he did so much to make better and fairer. 
The passing away of such a man makes stronger our faith 
in, and gives new and convincing assurances of. immor- 
tality. 

These closing words of a biographical sketch of his friend, Anthony 
J. Drexel, which appeared over the signature of George W. Childsm 
Harper's Weekly last July, two weeks after the death of Mr. Drexel, 
seem peculiarly appropriate to the death of Mr. Childs. ** In the econ- 
omy of God, which notes the sparrow's fall,'* the death of Mr. Childs, 
like that of Mr. Drexel, is **no accident." The event bids the nation 
and the world consider the lofty principles which made George \V. 
Childs one of the foremost, if not indeed the first, distinctively private 
citizen of the Republic. 

**The passing away of such a man" not only ''makes stronger our 
faith in, and gives new and convincing assurances of, immortality *' of 
the soul, but the comments upon the event by the public press indicate 
that a life of such beneficence as that of Mr. Childs, will remain itself 
immortal in the minds of his countrymen. 

These further words from Mr. Childs' sketch of the life of Mr. Drexel 



EDITORIAL, 119 

ieem so peculiarly appropriate to his own life and character that they 
ire reprinted: 

When death comes to such a one as was my friend, or to any one who daily lives in 
be love of God and of men. " the readiness is all." and he was ever ready. He had his 
ull measure of sorrow, grief, pain, for he lived long, loved and suffered much, and yet 
lis beneficence of spirit and deed was so great that he was largely blessed by the love 
nd esteem which were so bountifully given him in return. We, to whom he gave so 
inch that was vital, such as affection, friendship, faith, can scarcely think of him as 
ead. but rather as one who has gone into more life, into a fuller, better life than he 
ver knew, as one that we shall happily meet again in that far country. 

The life of such a man as Anthony J. Drexel, whose bounty was as broad as the sea, 
;hose human sympathies as deep, is like a river, which, flowing between its banks, 
frigates the fields upon cither side, giving them increase and beauty. The benefits 
onferred upon those who came within his influence were of inestimable value To 
now one such man is like having found the road to honorable manhood and noble 
iving. His life was a striking example of elevated thought and endeavor ; and with 
egard to him, whom I loved so long and so well, whose friendship I so greatly prized, 
»hose nobility of character I so honored, and whose memory I shall always revere, he 
uggests to me the fine f>ortrait of one which another dear friend of mine, the late George 
Villiam Curtis, sketched many years ago. "I think," said Mr. Curtis, "that to have 
nown one such good man, one man who through all the chances and rubs of a long life 
tas carried his heart in his hand, helps our faith in God, in ourselves, and in each other 
nore than many sermons." 

The gifts of Mr. Childs of the Shakespeare Memorial Fountain to 
he town of Stratford-upon-Avon; of the Herbert and Cowper Memorial 
kVindows to Westminster Abbey ; of the Milton Memorial Window to 
5t. Margaret's Church, Westminster; of a monument in Kensal Green 
Zemetery over the unmarked grave of Leigh Hunt, were all given not 
)nly with the purpose to honor the memory of the illustrious dead, but 
o cement the friendship of the mother country and America, or as 
^enry Irving said at the dedication of the fountain, '* memorials of our 
eunion under the shadow of undying names." 

Through the generosity of Mr. Childs the graves of Edgar Allen Poe, 
)f the astronomer Proctor, and others have been appropriately marked 
vith monuments. Portraits of Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan were 
fiven to the United States Military Academy by him when he was a 
i^resident of the Board of Visitors to that institution, to which office he 
vas appointed by President Cleveland in 1887. 

But the services of Mr. Childs to the living were far more beneficent 
nd valuable to the race than those in honor of the dead. The public 
>Tess has made us all familiar with Mr. Childs' system of placing insur- 
nce on the lives of his employes for the benefit of those who are 
lependent on them : of pensioning in old age those who served him 
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at Christmas time under the modest guise of profit-sharing ; of paying 
to type-setters more than the union rate ; of estabh'shing a fund for the 
International Typographical Union. The Childs-Drexel Home for 
union printers at Denver, Colo., which was dedicated May 12, 1892, 
and his co-operation in the building of the Drexel Institute in Philadel- 
phia are eloquent monuments to his memory. 

George W. Childs was a man of commanding ability. He was like 
Benjamin Franklin, **a god of common-sense'*: he knew what the 
public demanded, and he had the intelligence to supply its demands. 
He was industrious, persevering and superbly ambitious. Reason and 
will power were amply at his command. And yet his greatness as an 
American must and will rest upon his goodness. His unusual powers of 
mind are but the pedestal on which the statue of one who vtdiS greaiin 
:;oodncss will stand. 

In that ideal history of the future which shall relate the development 
of the highest types of American citizenship; narrate more of the Amer- 
ican's progress in character than in po\itical preferment ; tell how the 
capitalist and the laborer came to share proportionately the fruits of 
toil, no brighter morning star will greet the historian's backward gaze, 
than that which stands for the life and character of George William 
Childs. 



ARCHDEACON HENRY L. ZIEGENFUSS. S. T. D.. THETA. '6<3. 
.•:.>r,i Xor. J, /S^/ Died Feb. S, iSgf 

Since the preceding editorials were placed in type, we have* received 
the sad announcement of the death of the Ven. Henry La Fayette 
Ziegenfuss, Archdeacon of Duchess, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. The editor 
liad just written an item for the personalia, extending to Bro. Ziegenfuss 
the sympathy of the fraternity on account of the death of his wife which 
occurred on. January 23, when the resolutions of Alpha Alpha which are 
appended hereto, conveyed to him the news of the death of Bro. 
Ziegenfuss himself. 

The sorrow of Sigma Chi in this bereavement is deep and universal. 
In the words of a card just received from Dr. Francis A. Scratchley, 
''We are all grieved over our great loss.'^ A letter just received from 
ex-Grand Praetor John B. McPherson shows how keenly the loss is felt 
by the alumni and active members of Theta chapter, of which Bro. 
Ziegenfuss was one of the four charter members, and the first to **rest 
in peace amid the stars at the foot of the cross." 



EDITORIAL, 121 

It must be a source of great comfort to Theta to realize that Dr. 
2iegenfuss was spared to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of its 
founding, together with the other three charter members, and man\ 
aJumni, on June 21 last. On that visit to Gettysburg, Dr. Ziegenfuss 
noticed that some of the chapters of other fraternities at Gettysburg 
College had large albums in which to place the pictures of their mem- 
l>crs. He determined at once that Theta should have a similar album, 
and how well his promise was executed is evident from this paragraph 
in Theta's letter in the November number of the Quarterly: 

We are indebted to the magnanimity of our esteemed brother Dr. Ziegenfuss, of 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., for a handsome album, in which are to be placed photographs of 

all of Theta's loyal sons, active and alumni. Dr. Ziegenfuss has our sincere gratitude 

• 

It was Dr. Ziegenfuss who delivered the address at the dedication of 
Theta's lodge on June 17, 1891. After contrasting the first quarters of 
the chapter with its handsome new lodge, and exulting in the growth of 
the fraternity since the organization of Theta in 1863, the doctor made 
an eloquent address on ** Enthusiasm,*' closing with this significant 
paragraph : 

My brothers, the enthusiasm for culture, for manliness, and for fraternity, which 
was manifested by the men of Miami in 1855, has been the very life of Sigma Chi. Do 
not forget that fact. With cool head, with clear eye. with wise subordination of means 
t3 ends, cherish that spirit of enthusiasm. Keep young in spitd of years. The principles 
of our fraternity transmute into flesh and blood. They have been safe guides hitherto : 
they will keep you unto the end. Seek with the eagle's keen desire and daring ; pour 
out your wealth for all the world's gladdening ; keep record of loyal men and of glorious 
deeds; toil, hand in hand, under those bright and benign stars, that "canopy of love, as 
broad as the blue sky above. " 

Ye?, the Sigma Chi fraternity will keep record of this loyal man and 
his glorious deeds ; who kept young in spite of years ; and who poured 
out his wealth for all the world's gladdening. So broad and catholic 
were the sympathies of Bro. Ziegenfuss, so deep his love for Sigma Chi 
and for all of his old friends, that he was a most welcome guest at the 
social events of the fraternity, which he traveled many mile^ to attend. 

Dr. Ziegenfuss' addresses at Ithaca, N. Y., on Oct. 10, 1890, on the 
installation of the Alpha Phi; at Concord, N. H., on April 5, 1893, on 
the installation of the Eta Eta; at Bethlehem, Pa., on Sept. 14, 1893, 
on the revival of the Alpha Rho, have all been printed in recent volumes 
of the Quarterly and are replete with good, practical advice to active 
chapters, new and old, and are models of what should be said and said 
well, on such occasions. It is a disparagement to no member of Sigma 
Chi to say that as an orator who went when and where he was requested, 
and made eloquent speeches which had been prepared in a scholarly 



122 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

manner, Dr. Ziegenfuss stands without a rival in the history of the fra- 
ternity. The influence of his words of loyalty and love has extended 
beyond those who heard them to every one who is interested in the work 
of the fraternity. 

The New York Alumni Chapter will miss the words of reminiscence, 
of cheer, of good fellowship, which Bro. Ziegenfuss was wont to give at 
its dinners. The memory of such a genial, whole-souled, talented and 
helpful member cannot but serve to bind closer the hearts that remain 
behind. 

A sketch of the life of Dr. Ziegenfuss will be written by Rev. J. C. 
S. Weills, Original Nu, ^64, of Sing Sing, N. Y., and will be published 
in the May number of the Quarterlv. 

RFSOLUTIOXS ADOPTKD DV AI.PHA ALPHA (HOBART COLLEGE). 

Geneva, N. Y., February 10. 1S94. 
Whereas. It hath pleased Almighty God in his Divine Providence to take from us 
our beloved Brother and Trustee, the Ven. Henry L. Ziegenfuss, D. D.. be it 

Resolvt'J, That Alpha Alpha chapter hall be suitably draped in mourning for oar 
departed brother and benefactor, and that each member of our chapter wear his pin for 
thirty days in the manner customary upon the death of a worthy Sigma Chi. and be it 
further 

Resolved, That these resolutions be entered among our chapter records, and thit 
they be printed in the Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

Submitted, with grateful memories for our beloved brother 

Mark H. Milne ^ 

Franklin E. Smith >■ Comtnittff. 
David C. Huntington ) 



CHAPTER LETTERS FOR THE ''QUARTERLY." 

The attention of the present and of prospective associate editors is 
called to the article on ''Hints to Associate Editors" in this issue. The 
space of the Quarterly is becoming so in demand for biographies of 
alumni, the report of events in the current history of the fraternity, and 
valuable contributed articles such as the one on a Coat of Arms by 
Grand Consul Fendall, on **A Bit of German University Life" by Bro. 
H. B. Schmidt, and *' Oxford University" by Grand Quaestor Nate, in 
this issue, that the chapter letters must be made as concise as is consis- 
tent with the statement of the chief events in the life of the chapter 
which are of interest and value to the general fraternity. We wish to 
know what every chapter is doing for the advancement of Sigma Chi, 
but we wish to learn it by a brief, pointed, crisp and concise statement. 



EDITORIAL. 123 

\s suggested by Brother McPherson there is little chance for the use of 
poetry or poetical prose in chapter letters. 

Then let us also all understand once for all that every chapter * 'sends 
greetings** to every other chapter, and wishes them *'as much prosperity 
luring the coming year as we are enjoying." These and similar expres- 
sions have been used so much that they are mere platitudes, so let us 
take it for granted without any further expression that every chapter 
Arishes well to all of the others. Much valuable space can be saved also 
>y referring to the initiation of men by a plain statement of the fact 
nstead of b}' a half page devoted to the antics of the goat. Needless 
ntroductions to any subject treated in the letter, should be avoided, 
ind the meat of the matter should be stated at once. The fraternity 
wishes to know the deeds of its chapters, the facts surrounding them, 
•ather than an expression of their feelings, and mere generalizations. 

Omega used to have a custom of putting a man on a table upon the 
•eceipt of the Quarterly, and shouting to him, **Read the letter from 

chapter!" The rhetorical efforescence of the letter from the 

mnamed chapter is often ridiculous enough to make anyone laugh. 

But taking our chapter letters as a whole, the}' are quite satisfactory 
md have received the commendation not only of our own fraternity but 
3f the journals of other fraternities. Let every chapter strive to make 
ts letter as good as the best in every issue of the Quarterly. Let us 
ill study carefully the suggestions made by Bro. McPherson in this 
issue, for he is an experienced worker in the fraternity, an accomplished 
ournalist, and knows what pleases the alumni as well as the active 
members, and what conduces to make the Quarterly the best fraternity 
journal published. 

Now that Sigma Chi has been freed from debt, ample revenue should 
i>e expended in the next volume, for a new cover design, numerous 
llustrations, and increased number of pages devoted to literary and 
iellenistic reading matter. 

Sigma Chi in the line of fraternity journalism, as in every other line, 
s content with nothing but the best. 

THE SONG BOOK. 

It is encouraging to hear chapters calling for the new Song Book. 
The demand is growing, and the supply is bound to come. 

Roy W. Squires of the Song Book Committee, of Alpha Sigma, 
imtes that in the last three months several good songs have been 
•eceived. In a short time the Committee will have enough songs to 



124 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

make a very respectable book. But in the meantime they wish to 
receive songs from the more than one-half of the chapters which have net 
 sent songSy and from the new chapters. 

Each chapter should elect a man to see that songs for it are actually 
and speedily sent to the Committee, as provided by the Special Colum- 
bian Grand Chapter. The name of such officer should be reported at 
once to the Committee's chairman, Roy W. Squires, 320 Fourth street, 
S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. A list of such officers will probably appear 
in the preface of the new Song Book, so the office is one of responsibility 
and honor. 

Bro. Squires writes : **The fraternity needs the book and we must 
"have it. We want the best, so let everyone help by writing a song. Set 
*'it to some catchy or popular air, and put in all the life and vim that is 
''possible." 

Alumni, we need your help, also. Let us hear from everybody, 
Sigma Chi is not hampered by a dollar of indebtedness today, so let 
us hear suggestions from the present Song Book Committee ; from the 
one which published the old Song Book; from our musically gifted 
members, or those who have acquaintance or influence with musical 
composers and arrangers; from the Grand Quaestor; and from all 
sources, as to the best plan to be pursued in preparing the book for 
publication and assuring the fraternity of the financial success of the 
enterprise upon the very threshold of the undertaking. Here is an 
important problem for the best musical and financial talent in the fra- 
ternity to solve. 

NO CHAPTER SHOULD LIVE UNTO ITSELF. 

One of the most encouraging features of the letters from active 
chapters in this issue is the frequent mention in them of the pleasure 
derived from inter-chapter correspondence. The following hint as to 
what a good letter should be is from a valuable article on this subject 
by W. P. Kerr of Mu chapter and is worthy of the consideration of all 
chapter correspondents: 

"The practice of self-laudation and assurance of excellence over rivals 
is to be severely denounced. The discussion of plans and schemes of 
practical usefulness which demand the attention of the fraternity in 
general, the impartial and truthful discussion of habits and customs of 
the chapter, the character of its rivals and the features of the institution, 
would be of the greatest value to all concerned.*' 

The article referred to was published in the first number of The Mu 



EDITORIAL, 125 

Quarterly^ of Sigma Chi, a new publication just commenced by the 
members of Mu chapter, Denison University, Granville, Ohio. It is 
the intention of the chapter to publish this neat pamphlet, the first 
number of which contains twelve pages, in the months of January, 
April, July, and October. It is ** devoted to the interests of Sigma 
Chi," and the subscription is fifty cents per annum payable in advance. 
Its purpose is to keep the active chapter in touch with its alumni, to 
serve as a medium of communication with the other chapters in addition 
to the regular personal correspondence with them, and to upbuild the 
members of Mu in their knowledge of, confidence in, and love for, the 
general fraternity. 

E. M. Waters is editor-in-chief ; A. E. De Armond, Fred Hutson, 
and Arthur Dean are literary editors ; W. P. Kerr furnishes alumni and 
chapter notes ; Carl Burns, news of the fraternity and college world ; 
and C. A. Wiltsee, local news. Bros. Waters and Wiltsee are the pub- 
lishers. 

The first number contains an excellent article on the ** First Years" 
of Mu by Chas. L. Allen, Esq., a well known lawyer of Chicago, .who 

 

was one of the charter members, class of '70; a complimentary notice of 
"Judge Ferris up to Date** by Grand Praetor George D. Harper, Zeta 
Psi, *9i (whose article on the "Special Columbian Grand Chapter** in 
the November number of the Sigma Chi Quarterly has received such 
favorable comment from the University Review and other publications); 
an excellent paper read before Mu chapter by A. E. De Armond ; an 
article by Frank R. Morse, Mu, '86, of the Cincinnati bar; good sugges- 
tions on ''Chapter Libraries**; hellenic news, local news, poems, etc. 
Mu is to be congratulated on having in its chapter library complete 
bound volumes of all numbers of the Sigma Chi Quarterly from the 
very beginning. 

This journalistic venture of Mu is an entirely new idea in fraternity 
life so far as we are aware, and no one who reads the first number can 
fail to see the benefit of keeping the chapter thus favorably before the 
eyes of its alumni and the fraternity at large. 

Our advice to every chapter which has the generous ambition to 
grow in power and to insure its future success by the building of a 
chapter house or otherwise, is to institute and maintain some systematic, 
attractive form of communication with its alumni and the fraternity in 
general. 



126 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

PROVINCIAL CONVENTIONS. 

It is a matter of deep regret that several active chapters by reason 
of unexplained delays hamper their Grand Praetors by not promptly 
acting and reporting upon those officers' suggestions concerning the 
best time and place for the holding of provincial conventions. It is 
absolutely necessary to good government in the provinces that chapters 
act promptly and loyally and at once notify the Grand Praetors of their 
action. If the Grand Praetors themselves are not doing their duty by 
their chapters, the fact should be brought to the attention of the Grand 
Tribune. 

We trust, however, that in the May and July issues of the Quar- 
terly, there will be extended reports of conventions which shall be held 
this Spring in every province of the fraternity. 

Special meetings of chapters should be held when it is necessar>' to 
send speedy replies to the Grand Praetors in order to facilitate their 
making arrangements for the conventions. Chapters which are so situ- 
ated as not to be able to send a large delegation to these conventions 
can certainly arrange to send one delegate at least, by paying his 
expenses if necessary. 

DELINQUENT SUBSCRIBERS. 

The Grand Quaestor has removed from the subscription list of the 
Quarterly the names of about one hundred subscribers who have not 
paid their subscriptions for one or more past volumes. If any of these 
gentlemen desire to be placed upon the list again, their names will be 
gladly reinstated by the Grand Quaestor upon the payment by them of 
the amounts which they owe to the fraternity. 

In connection with the price of subscription which is now one dollar 
and a half ($1.50) for both the Quarterly and Bulletin, we will quote a 
paragraph from a recent letter from W. P. Kemper, Alpha Lambda and 
Alpha Alpha, who is now teaching in St. John's Military' Academy at 
Delafield, Wis. 

''I enclose two dollars (^2.00) as my subscription to the Quarterly, 

''and desire to begin with the February number. I have just read the 

''Bulletin for January and agree with the sentiment there expressed that 

**the Quarterly and Bulletin together are well worth two dollars." 

The next Grand Chapter should certainly increase the subscriptioD 
of these two publications to two dollars, for with the plans of the present 
officers to enlarge the size and broaden and strengthen the character of 
the Quarterly, both publications cannot be furnished for any less and 
be made self-supporting. 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS, 127 



IietteiTS fiTom Alumni Chapteirs. 

CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

The faithful workers of the Chicago Alumni Chapter met in the 
Palmer House at six o'clock on the afternoon of Nov. 29 (Thanksgiving 
eve) and partook of their quarterly dinner. 

The feast which, with some necessary extras, put all the boys in a 
joyful mood, consisted of the following 

MENU. 

Blue Points. 
Celery. 



Consomme Macedoine. 
Salted Almonds. Queen Olives. 



Filets of Whitefish, Hollandaise. 
Cucumbers. Potato Croquettes. 



Roast Tenderloin of Beef Larded, Financiere. 

French Peas. 



Claret Wine Punch, 
Carlsbad Wafers. 



Broiled Quail with Jelly. 
Lettuce Salad. 



Palmer House Ice Cream in Form. 

Assorted Cake. 

Fruit. 



Brie Cheese. Toasted Crackers. 

Coffee. 

When cigars were lighted, the always- to-be-expected ** feast of 
reason and flow of soul " began. Our worthy President, Brother John 
Howard McCortney, being absent, Brother F. J. Tourtellotte, chairman 
of the executive committee, called the attention of the members to the 
fact that one of the necessary evils of the evening was a Toastmaster, 
and Brother Geo. Ade was at once heartily called to do the honors of 
that position. 



128 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Brother Ade stated that every true and worthy **T. M.*' was sure to 
introduce the speakers by saying that *'we have with us this evening," 
etc., and as he didn't care to start, an innovation at this late period in 
his life, he took pleasure in saying that '*we have with us this evening" 
ex- Grand Consul Walter L. Fisher. The mention of this gentleman's 
name met with well-merited applause, and his talk showed how deeply 
to heart he carries the affairs of our fraternity. Speaking of the changes 
that had come over the Chicago Alumni Chapter since first he knew it, 
Brother Fisher commented on the absence of the old boys. The very 
fellows who deserved the pleasures of this dinner were absent because 
they took it for granted that the older boys would not be present, and 
that the younger men could get along without them. Brother Fisher 
closed by urging the younger members to hustle things, and get up 
some meeting of such interest as to attract every Sig in the city of 
Chicago, and even those from the surrounding active chapters. 

Grand Quaestor Nate at this juncture threw himself on the mercy of 
his hearers, and asked that Brother George Carr Purdy, Alpha Phi, '92, 
be called upon to explain how it is that the New York Alumni Chapter 
manages to have such a large attendance at its annual dinners. This 
gentleman arose, and when the applause subsided, told us that the New 
York Alumni Chapter always has such good times that it really does not 
know just how much fun it is having, because of several facts, the prin- 
cipal one being the big foot-ball game which every New Yorker attends, 
and which attracts the Sigs from far and near. 

At this point the Toastmaster guiltily arose, and with bowed head 
and penitent voice said that in palliation for the last two offences, he 
wished to state that Brother Nate had nominated him for Toastmaster, 
on the condition that both Nate and Purdy be called to the floor. After 
promising never to enter into such an unholy combination again, the 
chairman called Brother Chas. A. Wightman, one of the editors of the 
Catalogue, to the floor, and we had the pleasure of hearing tales of the 
Omega skeleton, and the general hilarity which has always marked the 
career of the Evanston Chapter. 

When Brother Jno. R. Hoagland, Theta, '69, was called on, he 
asked Brother Ailing to do his talking, but Ailing crawfished and 
announced the name of Geo. N. Morgan, Kappa Kappa, '84. This 
brother told a number of amusing stories, and stated that he had so 
much enjoyed himself at this, his first attendance at a Sig dinner, that 
he was coming again next time and bring a crowd with him. 

Grand Tribune Ailing then read the following telegram, which he 
had sent early in the evening: 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS. 129 

Chicago, November 29. 1893. 
Sigma Chis at Dinner. 

Marlborough Hotel, New York City. 

Chicago alumni are giving thanks at dinner for Sigma Chi. We know where we are 

at. Are you with us? Answer. Sigma Chis at Dinner, 

Palmer House. 

The answer sent by the New York brothers read as follows: 

New York, November 29, 1893. 
Sigma Chis at Dinner, 

Palmer House. Chicago. 

We have passed thanks ; are outside of the soup ; and hurrying on to the feast and 

flow; one hundred Sigs send greeting. Sigma Chis at Dinner. 

Hotel Marlborough. 

Brother Tourtellotte followed the reading of the telegrams with a 
recital of the work necessary to get out the full local membership to an 
alumni dinner, after which Brother McSurely, Beta, *86, told some 
interesting stories and urged that every effort be made to enlarge the 
attendance at our dinners. He was followed by Brother Boynton, 
Alpha Phi, '93, who stated that this was his first alumni dinner, but 
that he was sure it would not be his last, and then Brother R. C. 
Spencer, Jr., Alpha Lambda, *86, spun a few yarns, and repeated 
Brother Hoagland's call for Ailing. Once more this last named gentle- 
man executed a crawfish, and the Toastmaster substituted Brother 
Booth, who was full of anecdotes concerning the life of the Chicago 
Alumni Chapter in its earlier days. 

After Brother H. N. Kelsey, Rho, '87, had talked of a chapter of 
Sigma Chi at the University of Chicago, Toastmaster Ade announced 
that every brother present who had not yet been asked to talk was soon 
to be asked; beginning with Grand Praetor Fiske of the Fifth Province. 
Brothers Howard, Omega, '89, Shattuck, Theta Theta, '90, Beebe, 
Alpha Phi, and Norcross, Alpha Zeta, '87, were called upon in succes- 
sion. Then came the time when Ailing could not crawfish, and imme- 
diately after he was announced. Brother Boynton fell off his chair — but 
Ailing talked on. After he had told of the new applicants for charters, 
and Brother Nate had talked of finance and the Sigma Chi fraternity, 
some good old Sig songs were sung. When the strains of "A Sig I 
am" had died out, Brother Church, Alpha Sigma, told of the new song 
book, and a representative from Theta Theta, Henry J. Witbeck, made 
merry for us with accounts of Sigma Chi at the University of Michigan. 

He was followed by the * 'celebrated Indiana Raphael," Brother J no. 
T. McCutcheon, Delta Delta, '89, and when Brothers Loehr, Alpha 
Iota, '85, and Shurand of Alpha Zeta had finished speaking a few more 



I30 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

songs were sung, and a sad, yet glad, Good-night was taken. The 
meeting was a glorious success in its good-fellowship and enthusiasm, 
and the thanks of the chapter are due to the gentlemen who managed 
it, particularly to Brother Tourtellotte. 

Chicago, January, 1894. Chas. A. Kiler, Secretary-. 



PHILADELPHIA ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

On Friday evening, January 26th, at the Hotel Metropole, the Phil- 
adelphia Alumni Chapter of Sigma Chi held its second annual banquet. 
A big effort had been made to have all the most prominent Sigs in the 
East attend, and to that end President Cleveland, George W. Cbilds 
and many others were invited. Unfortunately, Sigs are not exempt 
from either sickness or hard times, and so many worthy brothers were 
denied the pleasure of being with us. However, Time and Sigma Chi, 
as Dr. Gessler puts it, wait for no man, and if many prominent men 
were absent, many more were there, and the performance began. Those 
present were: Dr. E. E. Montgomery, G. W. Robinson, M. R. Minnich, 
O. B. Dickinson, D. P. Leas, E. A. Smith, D. Lowrey, A. K. Leuckel, 
Hon. W. R. Bliss, V. S. Anderson, Dr. S. L. Ziegler, Prof. A. P. Willis, 
W. D. Kinsloe, Ira A. Shimer, Dr. A. L. Hummel, Dr. W. B. Hartzeli, 
Dr. W. V. Van Lennep, D. B. Callaghan, H. B. Fowler, T. Field, S. B. 
Opdyke, Dr. W. S. Stewart, Dr. W. R. Hoch, Dr. C. H. Shivers, F. 
Morse. There were also with us: Dr. Francis A. Scratchley of New 
York, Dr. W. L. Patrick of Trenton, N. J., O. L. Sigafoos of Easton, 
Dr. Robert Farnham, Grand Consul R. Fendall, and Grand Praetor of 
First Province, R. E. Lee, Jr. Alpha Rho was represented by brothers 
Loomis and MacCalla. 

Previous to the assault upon the good things the annual election of 
officers was held and resulted in the re-election of the old list. Dr. 
Montgomery, President ; H. B. Fowler, Vice President ; Samuel L. 
Ziegler, Recording Secretary; A. P. Willis, Corresponding Secretary; 
Voorhees S. Anderson, Treasurer. 

The feast of good things was as such things generally are, full of 

rich and strange dishes, and when it was finished, began the feast of 

mirth. 

''The silent working of the jaws is o'er. 
And now begins their use for idle noise." 

Dr. Montgomery was toastmaster, and in his graceful and kindly way 
ushered the speech-makers to their doom. 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS, 131 

First came Grand Consul Fendall, who as our official head gave us 
news of the larger workings of the fraternity. The settlement of the 
discussion arising from the election of Grover Cleveland to our order; the 
effect on fraternity enthusiasm of our recent acquisition at Dartmouth, 
and of the establishment of the Philadelphia Alumni organization, which 
in his opinion are the two most important events in our fraternity in 
recent years. 

Next in order came Rob't E. Lee, Jr., grandson of Gen. R. E. Lee 
and Grand Praetor of this province. His form, as he rose, towered 
above us like a colossus, and his words, when he spoke, accorded well 
with his genial presence. Eastern extension was his theme, and upon 
it he made some timely suggestions. 

Our own Brother Bliss, when his time arrived, was put to rather a 
disadvantage. He was notified to speak of Sigma Chi in politics, and 
to speak as long as his own want of discretion might dictate. But the 
toastmaster, by a flank movement, threw another subject at him, which 
no doubt lost us the ablest speech on the political side of Sigma Chi 
that may ever be delivered. 

Dr. Francis A. Scratchley was the only one representing the New 
York Alumni Chapter, Brothers Taylor, Gessler and Ziegenfuss all 
sending regrets. Dr. Scratchley entered an earnest plea for the con- 
struction of chapter houses through alumni aid, especially for the Alpha 
Phi boys at Cornell. 

Dr. Van Lennep is a man who gave us all a pleasant surprise; before 
the banquet he was induced to come only upon an assurance that he 
would not be called upon for a speech. No doubt through an oversight 
of the toastmaster his name was called, when lo, he rose and in a most 
graceful and charming manner delivered the gem of the evening. 

When Brother Leuckel responded he noted the fact that there were 
gathered around that board many doctors representing all schools and 
all specialties, and attributed their peaceful frame of mind and unity of 
action to the subtle and all-powerful influence of the fraternity bond. 
Incidentally he gave a very encouraging account of the Lehigh Chapter 
of whose revival he was one of the promoters. 

Now began a desultory firing on the part of the toastmaster, and 
none of us felt safe. Dr. M. B. Hartzell responded to the sentiment, 
"Throw physic to the dogs.*' Dr. S. L. Ziegler (an eye specialist, by 
the way) to ** Justice blind in both eyes, treated by a specialist." 
Brother Willis (representing the treasurer who was home, sick) to 

"There comes a reckoning when the banquet's o'er, 
A dreadful reckoning, and men smile no more." 



132 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Brother Opdyke got his cue from the clock, having to catch a train. 
Dr. W. S. Stewart contrasted Ye olden Sig with the "Fin de siecle" 
Sig. Dr. A. L. Hummel tried hard (and with success) to clear the 
profession of the imputation contained in the following: 

** Trust thy body with a physician and he'll make thy foolish bones 
go without flesh in a fortnight and thy silly soul walk without a body in 
a seven night after." 

At this point the married men felt compelled to retire, and so the 
festivities were ended. 

During the proceedings, in consequence of the illness of George W. 
Childs, the following resolutions were adopted: "The Philadelphia 
Alumni Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, at their annual banquet 
assembled, desire to express to their Brother George W. Childs their 
sincere regret at his illness and earnest wishes for his speedy recovery. 
They unite in hoping that still many years will be added to a life of 
unselfish devotion to the interests of his fellowmen." 

Philadelphia, January 30, 1894. A. P. Willis, Secretary. 



NEW YORK ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

It was College night, Greek Letter Society night. Football Game 
night, but above all Sigma Chi night at the Hotel Marlborough, 
Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The Theta Delta Chi dined in a 
nearby room; Harvard, '92, in that adjoining the Sigma Chi room; and 
college boys at large — in the entire hotel. 

The evening began with ceremonious formalities, but ended with 
many demonstrations of brotherly love for mankind in general. We 
cared little and thought less whether he be Theta Delta Chi, Harvard, 
'92, or Barbarian. Was he not a man and a brother? 

We whose lives are going stole a brief respite — we tasted once more 
the joys of old memories, and forgot the cares and disappointments 
which will come with the morrow — roguery, poverty, bad health and all 
the other ills to which flesh is heir. Gray haired men lived over their 
college days with tuftless youths who- encompassed them, and ate the 
good things provided by the steward with a relish born in the society of 
adolescence. 

Those young men whose life is now beginning, whose leading strings 
had just been cut, enjoyed the first delights and dignities of dining with 
their elders. The play had not been acted so often as to weary them. 
Eagerly did they rush at the cup and with a wilder eagerness drain it. 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS, 133 

^■e, to whom the after drink is stale and bitter, and which we me- 
ically go on sipping, can, however, enjoy with them the pleasure 
h these youngsters get out of it all. They were very merry and 
I everj'one else so. If these bright young fellows only knew how 
1 pleasure they gave us, we would always have them in great num- 
at our little dinners. 

(uite a number of the old wheel horses were missing, kept away 
1st their wishes, but they sent telegraphic messages full of cheer 
50od will, which were read amid plaudits loud and long. We were 
:ially appreciative and noisy over the message which came from 
Chicago Alumni with whom we were indeed in spirit. 
)r. Gessler sat at the head of the table with the big guns about him. 
Dst everyone spoke ; none could refrain from so doing ; time alone 
ented. What boots it how the speeches read — if our readers wish 
low let them come to the next dinner. We all know they were full 
)od words for Sigma Chi and the old days ; some good advice and 
y platitudes. Each man got off his bit of sentiment with a tear 
in his eye and tremulous tongue, and those who told a story 
cted laughter, which they got. For we were a very good-natured 
d, and as before said, full of brotherly love and spirits (?). 
hese dinners are a source of endless pleasure, and every year they 
me more popular. We have lost our list of those who were present 
therefore have to put down here the men whom we remember so 
lantly and can never forget. 

he Hon. Robert E. James, Kappa, '69, Dr. Edward E. Montgomery, 
'71, Marion M. Miller, Beta, '85, Edward W. Herrick, Alpha Theta, 
\lbert P. Willis, Alpha Phi, '92, George W. Cummings, Lambda, 
V^oorhees S. Anderson, Kappa, '93, Harry S. Collette, Mu, '90, 
d Taylor, Kappa, '66, Bryant Willard, Alpha Theta, '92, Edward 
laas. Alpha Beta, '92, Dr. Charles R. Grandy, Psi, '89, Thomas 
ig, Jr., Beta, '83, Stacy B. Opdyke, Jr., Upsilon, '70, Dr. Edwin P. 
vard, Alpha Epsilon, '92, Richard K. Boney, Psi, '79, Charles S. 
n, Theta, '92, Dr. Edward C. Kershner, Theta, '92, John B. 
herson, Theta, '92, William B. Myers, Phi, '82, Ward R. Bliss, 
>*> '74» James Hollis Wells, Alpha Rho, '85, Dr. A. L. Hummel, 
a, '80, the Rev. Henry L. Ziegenfuss, Theta, '66, Frederick G. 
, Beta, *82, Channing P. Wiley, Tau, '85, Willard E. Burch, Alpha 
a, George C. Coon, Mu, '72, W. H. Peer Conklin, Alpha Phi, A. C. 
)micron. Dr. J. H. Claiborne, Psi, '83, Dr. John D. Thomas, Sigma 
a, '89, Shrewsbury B. Miller, Delta Delta, '86, Dr. S. Lewis Ziegler, 
Phi, '85, Arthur M. Smyth, Alpha Rho, '89, Roderick P. Fisher, 



134 ^^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Alpha Kappa, '89, Frank Dickey, Alpha Phi, '94, George P. Dichl, 
Alpha Phi, M. H. Gerry, Alpha Phi, Charles S. Young, Alpha Phi. 
F. D. Herbert, Alpha Phi, John Pechin, Alpha Theta, Edmund L 
Andrews, Alpha Theta, Chas. R. Boss, Alpha Theta, Francis A. 
Scratchley, Zeta, '77. 

A letter of regret from President Cleveland was read. 

The set toasts were: 

Sigma Chi Veterans, 

The broken soldier kindly bade to stay. 
Sat by his fire, and talked the night away. 
Wept o'er his wounds or tales of sorrow done, 
Shouldered his crutch and showed how fields were won. 

Dr. E. E. MONKiOMERV. 

Sigma Chi in the Legislature. 

As our country calls on Sigma Chi for a President, so our states 
cannot make wise laws without the aid of our fraternity. 

'* Statesman, yet friend to Truth, of soul sincere ; 

In action faithful, and in honor clean. 

Who broke no promise, served no private end, 

Who gained no title and who lost no friend ; 

Ennobled by himself, by all approved. 

And praised as envied by the muse he loved." 

Hon. Rorkrt E. Jamks. 

The Sigma Chi Pulpiteer, 

What makes all doctrines plain and clear ? 
About two hundred pounds a year. 
And that which was proved true before. 
Prove false again — two hundred more. 

Archdeacon ZiEc;tNFi'SS. 

Sigma Chi in Medicine. 

See one physician like a sculler plies, 
The patient lingers and by inches dies ; 
But two physicians like a pair of oars 
Waft him more swiftly to the Stygian shores. 

Dr. J. Herbert CL.Air.OKNE, Jr- 

Sigma Chi at the Bar (?). 

The law is a sort of hocus pocus science that smiles in yer face while 
it picks yer pocket ; and the glorious uncertainty of it is of mair use to 
the professors than the justice of it. Alfred Taylor, Esq. 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS, 135 

The Sigma Chi Girls. 

Bring therefore all the forces that ye may, 

And lay incessant battery to her heart ; 
Plaints, prayers, vows, truth, sorrow and dismay. 

Those engines can the proudest love convert, 
And if those fail, fall down and die before her ; 
So dying, live ; and living, do adore her. 

John Bruce McPherson. 

Sigma Chi in Journalism. 

He comes, the herald of a noisy world. 

With spattered boots, strapped waist and frozen locks, 

News from all nations lumbering at his back. 

Hon. Ward R. Bliss. 

Francis A. Scratchlev, M. D., Zeta, '77. 
New York, February, 1894. 

WASHINGTON ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

In November we had the regular semi-annual meeting of the chapter. 
Owing to the permanent departure from the city of Bro. Rhetts, it 
Necessitated the election of a new secretary. We elected Bro. F. W. 
XlcReynolds of Delta Chi ; he is an enthusiastic, loyal Sig and takes a 
^^reat interest in our chapter. At the meeting we discussed matters 
pertaining to the welfare of Sigma Chi. After the meeting we had an 
informal six o'clock dinner, which was a most enjoyable affair; there 
ivas no speech-making. Bro. Duval was master of ceremonies and had 
^reat difficulty in keeping the members from all talking at once. We 
told stories, sang songs, and finally Bro. Springer was called upon to 
give an account as delegate to the Columbian Grand Chapter. He gave 
us a very satisfactory account, not excepting his experience in the Mid- 
way. Owing to the stormy night many of the members were prevented 
from attending. The loyal brothers who faced wind and rain to attend 
were : Dr. G. N. Acker, Wm. J. Acker, Andrew B. Duval, Robert 
Famham, Howard Q. Keyworth, Dr. Louis Mackall, Jr., Dr. Reginald 
Munson, Fred. W. McReynolds, Theo. W. Noyes, R. W. Springer and 
Y^T. E. L. Tompkins. 

On January 17, our monthly dinner occurred. Grand Consul Fendall 
was present and urged the chapter to do its part toward the payment of 
the fraternity debt, which we learn with pleasure has been paid in full 
by the Washington and Chicago Alumni Chapters. Grand Consul 
Fendall, Grand Praetor Lee, and the President of our chapter were 
delegated to represent us at the banquet of the Philadelphia Alumni 
Chapter. R. Farnham, M. D., President. 

Washington, January, 1894. 



136 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



MEETINGS OF UNORGANIZED ALUMNI. 

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN. 

Dec. 30, 1893, Mrs. L. R. Durand entertained the Milwaukee Sigs 
at a dinner at her residence in that city. This was the first gathering 
the Sigs of Milwaukee have had in several years. Those present were: 
Brothers Kemper of Alpha Lambda and Alpha Alpha; Hamilton of Eta 
Eta; Rietbrock of Theta Theta and Alpha Lambda; and Durand, Har- 
ding, H. and F. Lardner, Buttrick, Maynard, Dexter and Warner of 
Alpha Lambda. 

Sig songs, Sig talk and a rousing Sig yell served to arouse anew the 
love and enthusiasm of those present for our grand fraternity. Jan. 2, 
1894, the Milwaukee Sigs again assembled at a dinner at the home of 
Bro. Hamilton of Eta Eta, where the enjoyment of the previous dinner 
and reunion was renewed. These gatherings have united the Sigs of 
Milwaukee and may soon result in an alumni chapter. 

RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. 

On June 5, 1893, a petition for the establishment of the *' Virginia 
Alumni Chapter" of Sigma Chi was forwarded by T. R. Freeman, 
Gamma, '89, from Richmond, Virginia. The purpose is to organize the 
alumni of the whole state of Virginia, with headquarters at Richmond- 
The Grand Triumvirs requested that the name "Richmond Alumt»^* 
Chapter" be accepted, instead of ** Virginia Alumni Chapter,*' for the 
reason that Petersburg, Lynchburg, and perhaps other Virginia citi^^ 
may be able to support separate alumni chapters as the number of the»^ 
resident alumni shall increase. In that event the title ''Virginia Aluffi^* 
Chapter" would not suggest the location of the chapter, which ^^ 
extremely desirable. 

We trust that organization will be perfected soon under some titl^ 
and a rousing meeting of the alumni held at Richmond. 

The alumni of that city who signed the petition are : W. AsbixO^ 
Christian; T. R. Freeman; R. H. and W. W. Bennett; W. F. Oppen- 
himer; H. R. Pollard; Jas. R. Branch; Daniel Grinnan ; S. D. Cren- 
shaw; Paulus A. Irving; Edward H. Brown; Wm. G. Gwatkin; J- 
Taylor Ellyson; Jno. Dunn; Wallace F. Brown; W. H. Urquhart; anu 
John Pickrell. 

Those of Petersburg are : E. C. Venable ; James Dunn ; Bernarc/ 
Mann; W. R. McKenney ; W. P. McRae; R. D. Mcllvaine; R. A. 
Martin, Jr.; and Wm. L. McGill. 



MEETINGS OF UNORGANIZED ALUMNI 137 

The Grand Tribune is confident that a provincial convention in Vir- 
a, held in connection with a grand rally of the alumni of the state, 
Id do Sigma Chi great good throughout the whole of the Old 
QJnion. 

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. 

)n a recent visit to Louisville the Grand Tribune had a consultation 
I Arthur Peter, Psi, who is now ^practicing law in Room 58, Louis- 
! Trust Building, concerning the meeting of the alumni in that 
lity with the ultimate object of securing a charter for an alumni 
)ter. Brother Peter has made inquiries concerning many alumni 
desires to hear from others who live in or near Louisville, or from 
members of the fraternity who will inform him of the names of 
mi who live in that locality. Among those who have promised 
•peration to Bro. Peter, is Rev. Frank M. Thomas, Alpha Psi, '93, 
is pastor of the Methodist Church, at Clifton, a beautiful suburb of 
isville. All Sigs who attended the Grand Chapter at Indianapolis 
^92, will remember Bros. Peter and Thomas as most efficient dele- 
s from their respective chapters. 

MEETINGS IN OTHER CITIES. 

Llumni in Baltimore, Pittsburg, Toledo, Columbus (O.), Duluth, 
sas City, Omaha, Denver, San Francisco, and other centres of Sig 
igth, should hold meetings two or three times a year for the imme- 
i or ultimate purpose of organization. 

'he letters in this issue from the Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, 
Washington alumni chapters show how much pleasure is to be 
red from the meetings of the alumni. Meet and organize, fellows ; 
fun is too good to be missed. Sigma Chi asks and expects this 
ession of your loyalty. 

THE TEXAS ALUMNI. 

)n August 3, 1893, Earle E. Brougher, Eta, '90, of Greenville, 

is, sent the following very commendable letter to all of the alumni 

reside in Texas: 

Greenville, Texas. Aug. 3. 1893. 
Brother: 

Vith greetings in the name of the White Cross, I write you in the interest of Sigma 
Q the Lone Star State. If you have read the May and July Quarterlies you realize 
be interest, growth and success of our fraternity during the past session have been 
>inenal. Our Eastern alumni have gone to work, organized Alumni Chapters, 
^ized defunct chapters, entered some of the strongest institutions of the East 
St the competition of old well established frats, giving their money, time, and 



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ilents to the up-building of Sigdom. As a result every active chapter letter is filled wit 
ccounts of honors and prizes that have been borne off by oar boys. In all this 
eems to lag behind. This ought not to be. With 97 resident alumni, our nnrival 
atural resources, energy and push characteristic of Texas, with only one chapter to loodc 
fter we ought to keep that one chapter head and shoulders above everything else at the 
Jniversity. We can do this best by keeping up our own interest, ist. Wear the White 
Iross. 2d. Send for and read our magnificent Catalogue and History. 3d, Subscribe 
3r and read our excellent Quarterly and Bulletin. If you will do this I will guarantee 
return of all the old-time love and enthusiasm for the Blue and Gold. Then cultivate 
tie boys, try and send the best and brightest to the University or to some school where 
tiere is an active chapter of Sigs. Write to the chapter telling of these boys. Take an 
ctive part and interest in the politics of your county and state, attend the conventions, 
nd remember th<'it by obtaining honors yourself you reflect honor upon the White Cross 
nd all its followers. I would be glad to hear from you in regard to co-operation on the 
nes I have indicated. Yours fraternally. 

Earle £. Brougher. Eta, '90. 

We trust that the Texas alumni will succeed in placing Alpha Nu 
nto more intimate relations with the fraternity at large and will form an 
irganization for mutual pleasure and for the advancement of the frater- 
lity. 






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A SIGMA CHI. 

(a «.ALL-R0()M I N CI I) K NT.) 

**A Sigma Chi? Quick, show me! Where?" 
*^Why, don't you see her standing there 
Beneath that arch encased in moss, 
And don't you see that gleaming cross 
That glistens in her raven hair?" 

1 sought this maiden debonair; 
You should have seen her haughty stare 
Until I stammered, at a loss, 
*'A Sigma Chi." 

She saw vs\y badge tand smiled. I swear 
Ten thousand sunbeams filled the air. 
Then, with a sudden, roguish toss 
Of curls that shamed the raven's floss 
**Give me the grip to prove you are 

A Sigma Chi!" 



Georoe Hikes Gorman, Zeta, '85. 








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IietteiTs from Active Chapteirs. 

FIRST PROVINCE. 

EPSILON— COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. 

This has certainly been a gala year in the history of Epsilon. We 
.ve been on top in every way. 

We have two brothers to introduce, both excellent men, in the per- 
ns of Edward Darlington Johnson, '95, of College Park, Maryland, 
d James Clifton Laughlin, '97, of Falls Church, Va. Brother Johnson 
preparing himself for the Episcopal ministry, while Brother Laughlin, 
ing a freshman, has not yet arrived at the age of discretion except in 

much as he gladly accepted the bid of Sigma Chi to leave the ranks 

the Barbs and enroll himself in the service of the chief phalanx of the 
recian Army. He is the twirler on the University Nine and confidently 
:pects an engagement with the Bostons ere the season closes. He is 
so a member of the University Banjo Club. 

Socially, Epsilon has distinguished herself. On the evening of 
ovember the seventh, the chapter, together with Doctors Famham, 
psilon, '64, and Acker, Theta, '72, and Messrs. Keyworth, Omicron, 
3» William J. Acker, Theta, '72, and McReynolds, Delta Chi, '92, 
tsembled around the festal board and enjoyed a feast fit for ye gods, 

» 

ter which the f!ow of good speeches and good spirits was kept up until 
^ early hour. 

On December the fifteenth, the chapter had the extreme pleasure of 
^tertaining Brother Burr Macintosh, Phi, '84, a member of Nat Good- 
*n's *'In Mizzoura'* Company, at a supper J r AlUmand 2X the hostelry 
• Monsieur Faber. Bro. Macintosh entertained us with stories of 
^geland, college life and with some necromantic feats worthy of a 
^crrman. 

On December 20th, the entire chapter was entertained at a dinner 
•^en by Judge Bradley, father of Epsilon* s epic poet — Bro. Andrew Y. 
radley — and lastly, on the eighteenth of January, Bro. Edmunds and 
^iir humble scribe were the guests of the Washington Alumni Chapter 
^ their monthly feast given at * 'Morgan's," at which our honored Grand 
Qnsul was present. 

Brothers Edmunds and Wilson visited Baltimore last week for the 
^n)ose of looking up the matter of establishing an alumni chapter in 
^^t city, and incidentally visited Bro. Gordon, Epsilon, '95, who is 



I40 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

studying in Johns Hopkins, and Bro. Ernest Dryden, Zeta, '78, lb 
proprietor of a large pharmacy in North Baltimore. 

Epsilon, since our last letter, has heard from the following chapten 
Mu, Rho, Alpha Upsilon, Alpha Zeta, Psi, Theta, Gamma Gamma, an 
Alpha, all of whom we were glad to hear from and to see they were ali\ 
and up to date in chapter correspondence. 

Feb. 6, 1894. Arthur Lee Wilson. 

THETA— GETTYSBURGH COLLEGE. 

The mid-winter season here is uneventful, and thus furnishes litt 
material for letters. With the exception of an occasional lecture < 
concert, nothing occurs to break the hum-drum, monotonous course < 
the days and weeks. 

A special class has been at work in the gymnasium for some tiir 
preparing for an exhibition of their skill to be given to the public on tl 
1 6th inst. The baseball enthusiasts are preparing for the Spring can 
paigns and several games have been scheduled with neighboring inst 
tutions. 

The Pennsyhania College Monihh\ edited for a number of years fc 
Prof. P. M. Bickl^, Ph. D., Theta, '66, has suspended publication, su 
rendering the field unreservedly to the College Mercury, The Mercury 
a college journal, edited exclusively by the students ; it has just con 
pleted its first volume and is a very creditable publication. A few ne 
students entered at the opening of the new term, but several als 
departed to other institutions, and we imagine that the gains and lossc 
about balance. 

Theta regrets that she has no initiations to report to the fratemil) 
and regrets still more that she has lost the presence and valuable aid ( 
Bro. Orville L. Sigafoos, who has returned to Lafayette College, whic 
institution he attended before coming to Gettysburgh. Bro. Sigafoc 
was with us but a few months, but in that time had become thoroughl 
imbued with the spirit of Sigma Chi, and we feel sure that he will d 
honor to the fraternity in the coming years. 

In November the entire chapter and several resident alumni spent 
very delightful evening at the home of Bro. John B. McPherson, ex 
Grand Praetor of the First Province. Several weeks since Bro. Norma: 
L. Heindel, '96, gladdened the hungry hearts of the chapter by givini 
them a very sumptuous dinner at the Eagle Hotel. Toasts wer 
responded to by all the brothers. 

On a recent trip made by the musical clubs. Brothers Hersh an< 
Heindel were entertained by Bro. John L. Alleman, Theta, '76, ii 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 141 

Harrisburgh, by Bro. E. J. McKee, Theta, *88, at Hagerstown, and by 
Bro. Walter S. Monath, Theta, '97, in Chambersburgh. 

A number of very interesting letters from various chapters have been 
received recently and we trust that they are only the heralds of many to 
follow. While Theta regrets the removal and consequent withdrawal 
from office of Bro. George Carr Purdy, she receives with pleasure the 
appointment of so enthusiastic a Sig as Bro. Robert E. Lee, Jr., to the 
management of the affairs of the First Province. 

We were pleased to meet recently Bro. Lewis D. Syester, Omicron, 
'92, who was here to write up the burning of the Eagle Hotel on the 
I2th ult. Walter S. Monath. 

February 5, 1894. 



KAPPA—BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter we have initiated another brother into the circle 
of Kappa in the person cf George O. Barclay of Milton, Pa., whom we 
take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity. He has already shown a 
^eep interest and we all know will make a loyal Sigma Chi. 

During the football season our team was quite successful, having 

von the majority of the games. Those played during the latter half of 

the season were : Gettysburgh o, Bucknell 23 on October 23d. On 

Nov. nth we met State College on our own campus and were defeated 

36-18; not a bad score, bearing in mind this was half the points scored 

^^ the State Team during the season. No one doubts this to be the 

greatest game ever seen on our campus. On Thanksgiving Day our 

team tried conclusions with Dickinson College at Harrisburgh, and we 

<^aine out victorious. Score, 20--12. The many sons of Omicron and 

'^^ppa indulged in a social chat after the game which was highly enjoy- 
able. 

At a recent meeting of the Athletic Association, Bro. Barclay was 
re-elected captain of the Football Team for next season, and "yours 
truly'* to the managership of the Baseball Team. 

So far we have enjoyed visits from Bro. Loudon of Theta, Bro. 
Lincoln of Omicron, and Bros. Thompson and Boak of Alpha Chi, all 
^* whom we found to be thoroughly congenial Sigs. Of Kappa's alumni 
^^ recently had in our midst Bros. W. P. Beaver, '85, Chas. E. Folmer, 
92, and H. H. Null, Jr., '93, who as usual put a new spark of enthusi- 
^^nfi into the active members. We wish more of them would come 
Ground our way. Our chapter is in excellent condition, and this year 
promises well for Kappa. 



142 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Below we append resolutions on the death of Chauncey B. Ripley, 
LL.D., Kappa, '64, which occurred Sunday, Nov. 12, in New York City* 

Whereas, It has seemed well to him who is the Author of Life suddenly to summoo 
our brother in Sigma Chi, Chauncey B. Ripley, and 

Whereas, The intimate relations long held by our deceased brother with the meflti' 
bers of the Fraternity and Chapter render it proper that we should place on record ooi 
appreciation of his services as a Sigma Chi and merits as a man, 

Resolvfd, By Kappa Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity that while we acknowledge 
with humble submission the will of Him Most High, yet we no less mourn for our brothel 
who has been called to rest ; 

Rfsolvid, That in the death of Chauncey B. Ripley this Fraternity and Chapter lose 
a brother who was always active in his work as a Sigma Chi, and prompt to advance tb< 
interests of the order for its welfare and prosperity; 

Resolved^ That the Chapter Hall be appropriately draped in mourning for a period 
of thirty days ; that a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minute book, and thai 
they be printed in the Bucknell Mirror and Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

Geo. Megargbe ) 

A. C. RoHLAND S Committee. 

I DEN M. Portsbr ) 

Jan. 24, 1894. I DEN M. PORTSKR. 



ALPHA ALPHA— HOBART COLLEGE.. 

About the first of November it occurred to some of the shining lights 
of Sigma Chi that it was about time to open our Chapter House to the 
inspection of the public. Plans were formulated and preparations were 
made for welcoming the town people and all visiting Sigs. The **Housc 
Warming" came off, and it is needless to say that it was not only* 
success, but it helped to open the eyes of many non-believers in other 
fraternities than those which have long been established here. Oof 
able management of the reception, the attractiveness of the House, and 
the affability of all the brothers, made a very favorable impression on 
our visitors. To make matters all the more interesting we had with us 
a most loyal and enthusiastic Sig, Bro. Francis A. Scratchley, of Ncw 
York City. A delegation from Alpha Phi, consisting of Brothers Link, 
Franshaw, Conklin, Dicky, Diehl and Young, were present and cut » 
big figure. As the successes of the day had been real, but somewhat 
devoid of heavy particles of food, the famine-stricken crowd adjourned 
to the ban(]uet hail where a feast fit for a king saluted the '* greedy 
mob.** 

The banquet hall presented a beautiful sight. The tables, arranged 
in the form of the cross, were tastefully decorated with potted plants 
and flowers. After the ravenous appetites of the crowd had been satis- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 143 

fied, the auditory organs of the same were treated to some choice 
speeches. Alpha Phi put in a few telling words for Cornell ; but the 
main arguments were on the side of Sigma Chi. Bro. Strasenburgh, 
our only real alumnus, was present and told us about hi<> battles with 
the world and the honor of being a Sig. Then followed the treat of the 
evening: a short but pithy talk by Bro. Scratchley. His remarks were 
all centered in the one great object : the aggrandizement of our great 
fraternity. Thus passed into history the first house warming of Alpha 
Alpha. 

Bro. Huntington returned to college before the holidays and at once 
began to redouble his zeal for Sigma Chi. Bro. Huntington is an ear- 
nest and conscientious worker and has the interests of the fraternity 
deep in his heart. It is with pleasure that we welcome him back. 

"Shaggy Willie'* has added his part to the story, and to the efficacy 
of his methods Bro. Ulysses Grant Blackford, '97, of Kochestsr, N. Y., 
is willing to testify. Bro. Blackford is the latest acquisition and is a 
typical **Sig. " Although his life as a Sigma Chi has been short, he has 
the ''proper idea" and looks out every time for the promotion of his 
chosen fraternity. 

We have music in our souls. The glee club will be composed of a 
number of "Sigs" this year, and the banjo club will in the near future 
'^ect much credit upon the able leadership of Bro. Burch. Bros. 
Thompson ('97 this time) and Blackford are also members of the same. 
• At present we have two pledged men, and if ** Bill " is willing and 
ftc fates are propitious, something is going to drop. The pledgelings 
*rc up to the standard, and we hope soon to welcome them into our 
'nidst. Interest in Sigma Chi is at its zenith, and we send greetings to- 
*H loyal followers of the white cross. 

Feb. I, 1894. R. J. Phillips. 



ETA ETA— DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

Our annual initiation and banquet occurred on the evening of Oct. 
27f the latter being held at the Wheelock Hotel. Nine good fellows 
''Hi true on that evening took on themselves the bonds of Sigma Chi, 
•nd the baoquet following the ceremony of initiation was a most enjoy- 
able occasion for all present. Among the alumni present were: D. B. 
Russell, '62, Prof. J. V. Hazen, '75, P. R. Bugbee, '90, A. C. Leach, 
'91* C. S. Little, *9i, and E. E. Jones, '92. 

Our football team, on which Sigma Chi was well represented, won 
*be championship of the triangular league comprising Williams, Amherst 



144 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

and Dartmouth, defeating Williams 20-0, and Amherst 34-0. The 
eleven was the best ever sent out by Dartmouth. Immediately after the 
last championship game the captain of next year's team was chosen, and 
again a good loyal Sig will fill the position, Bro. C. S. Little, now in the 
Dartmouth Medical College, being chosen. 

Eta Eta has been pleased to receive interesting chapter letters from 
quite a number of her sister chapters during the past term. The custom 
of chapter correspondence is one that should be encouraged in every 
possible way, for in no other way can so much be done to build up a 
close fellowship between the widely separated chapters of our fraternity. 

The question of a provincial convention is just now being agitated 
in the chapters of the First Province. The success of last year's con- 
vention in New York was certainly unquestioned, and Eta Eta's delegates 
will not soon forget their pleasant experiences and the many friendships 
made at the convention. We have received a letter from Epsilon chapter 
advocating Washington as the place of holding the convention, and they 
certainly present strong claims for the honor. 

The college glee club took a most successful trip during the Christmas 
holidays, appearing in Boston and other New England cities to crowded 
houses. Sigma Chi is represented on the club by Bro. Nutt, '94, man- 
ager, and Bro. Couch, '96, mandolin soloist. To the former much of 
the success of the trip was due, and Bro. Couch received flattering 
notice from the press wherever the club appeared. 

Bro. Hotchkiss, '97, has entered the University of Illinois, much to 
the regret of the many friends he leaves in Dartmouth. During the 
single term in which he was with us, he distinguished himself by his 
work on the football field, playing half-back on the championship eleven 
of last fall. What is Eta Eta*s loss will be Kappa Kappa*s gain. 

I'^eb. I, 1894. W. A. Foster. 



ALPHA RHO-LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

All of the fellows came back after Christmas, including Olmstcad, 
who has joined '97; Shinier is now in the Medical College of the Ud^' 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

We are glad to announce that Alpha Rho is now domiciled in a finely 
furnished house in the best part of the city, opposite the home of the 
Acting President of the University. 

Kappa Alpha has made an entrance into Lehigh this term withsii 
members, forming the fourteenth fraternity now here. 

The feature of the year thus far is the publishing of a new semi- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 145 

newspaper, entitled The Brown and Whiic^ one of the editors of 
is a Sig. Lehigh's musical organizations made a very successful 
iring the holidays ; following upon the heels of those of Yale, 
:on, and University of Pennsylvania, they created most favorable 
isons, visiting Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington 
her places. The football team was everywhere conceded fifth 
t the close of last season ; Walter Camp has complimented their 
ery highly. 

isul Warner makes his bow at this time; he has won so many of 
ning events that we usually pass the drinks about in prize cups. 
Iso president of both the tennis and brush clubs. Bros. Loomis 
icCalla attended the Philadelphia alumni banquet last month and 
their having had an excellent time. 

. Orville L. Sigafoos, formerly of Theta and now at Lafayette, 
tten to us, but has not as yet been a visitor. We should like to 
I. 

ta wrote to us in regard to holding a convention of the Pennsyl- 
hapters, but our initiation had been such a short time before, 
were so busy making arrangements to furnish the house, that we 
nable to send a favorable reply. Another day we hope to do 

)ng those who have visited us lately are : Bros. Leuckel, Alpha 
7: Seymour of Alpha Alpha, and H. R. Hall, Alpha Gamma, '89. 
be pleased to hear from all Sigs; our best wishes to all chapters, 
ruary 7, 1S94. Roijekt E. Laramv. 



.ALPHA PHI— COKNKLL UNIVERSITY. 

with no little pleasure that Alpha Phi announces the initiation 
lerick Davis Herbert, '97, and Henry Whitney Chatfield, '97; 
L! from Brooklyn, and are students in Sibley College, 
festivities of Junior Ball Week have just closed, and the fellows 
in at w^ork on Moot Court cases, building triple expansion 
, or preparing papers that arc bound to have a conspicuous place 
lournament of debates in which Cornellians are now interested. 
Dhomore Cotillion, on Wednesday night, was the initial event of 
)sichorean season; Thursday afternoon this chapter entertained 
ts with a dance in the house ; that evening the concert of the 
anjo and Mandolin Clubs occurred; and the crowning event of 
k, the Junior Ball, was held on Friday evening. Sigma Chi was 
itcd on the Junior Committee. 



146 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Tilt; annual debate between the University of Pennsylvania and 
Cornell will be held in Ithaca the latter part of April. As the former 
university won the athletic meet and the football game, while Coraell 
carried off the victory in baseball and rowing, there is considerable 
interest regarding the probable winner of this fifth inter-university con- 
test. 

We are in sorrow over the serious illness of Brother Thomas C. 
Rogers, '94, who returned to his home in January. Brother Spaulding 
has entered the practice of law. Brother Jones will not be with us until 
the Spring term, owing to the sickness of his father, and Brother Dickey 
has gone to the Albany Law School. 

It was our good pleasure to be represented by six of our brothers at 
the Thanksgiving Kve Banrjuet of the New York Alumni Chapter. A 
numerous delegation also went to Hobart last term, and enjoyed the 
hospitality of Alpha Alpha. We were delighted at receiving a visit 
from Brother Boynton, '93, a few weeks since. 

Cornell continues to advance under the able and energetic adminis- 
tration of her popular president. The new building to be used by the 
College of Agriculture was recently opened in the presence of a large 
party of distinguished legislators. The Museum of Classical Archaeology, 
whose collection of statuary and sculpture is excelled by no other 
university collection in the United States, was dedicated last week. 
Already we have heard of several Sigs who intend entering Cornell next 
year: if there are others of whom we have not heard, we should b^ 
pleased to be informed of the fact, and we **will go and prepare a place 
for them." 

Dr. Francis A. Scratcliley, Zeta, '77, paid us a visit in November- 
Those chapters which have been favored by the Sigma Chi itinerate ^ 
know how much Alpha Phi enjoyed the happy occasion ; we we 
** charmed absolutely." Chas. S. Young. 

February 5, 1H94. 



.ALPHA CHI— PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

Alpha Chi opened this term with seven men. Brothers Pond, '9^' 
and Dunkle, '93, returned as instructors in the Chemical and Mechanic^' 
Engineering departments respectively, and Brother Stewart, '95, aftef 
an absence of one year, returned to continue his studies with the class 
of '96. However, it was our misfortune to lose four men — Brothers 
Moore and Sheafer, '96, and Lowell and Scattergood, '97; but we take 
great pleasure in introducing Brothers Boak, Baumgardner and Good- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 147 

m, who are Sigs in every sense. The fraternity material is not 
nspicuous this year, although we have a larger enrollment of students 
an ever before; yet Alpha Chi has been lucky in getting good men. 

Socially the chapter holds her old position, and the Sig dances are 
xiously looked forward to by all her friends. In college politics we 
.ve not been idle. Brother Spence is a member of the general athletic 
mmittee, while in baseball we are represented by Bro. Mackey. In 
e college glee club we are represented by Bros. Thompson and Banks 
id in the banjo and guitar club by Bros. Banks and Kremer. 

Let me say that the glee club is a late organization here and is pre- 
iring for a tour of ten days during the Easter vacation. The College, 
r some reason, has not put out a glee club for several years, and the 
ea is' hailed with much enthusiasm and interest by the student body, 
ho have great hope for its success. ^ 

On the senior hop committee the chapter was represented by Bro. 
Bremer, who was also a member of the Adelphi Club committee, while 
Iro. Spence is chairman of the junior hop committee. In the Scientific 
^lub Alpha Chi has two members, Bros. Pond and Dunkle. This club 
5 composed entirely of instructors and professors of the institution who 
Tieet once in two weeks to discuss subjects pertaining to the sciences of 
the various departments. 

The new Engineering Building, one of the latest additions to the 
allege campus, is now the home of four departments, Mechanical, 
-iectrical. Civil, and Mining Engineering. Its shops, foundry and 
^rge rooms are newly furnished in first-class style. The basement is 
-Voted to experimental work by the Mechanical and Electrical depart- 
fints. The ofRces are on the first floor, recitation rooms on the second 
'<i five large drawing rooms on the third floor, the entire floor space 
ing about thirteen and one-half acres. 

Vet with all the successes and pleasures of the year, the shadow of 
*ef has been cast over Alpha Chi by the death of our beloved Brother 
• H. Herr who passed away in Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1893. By 

 

IS death the chapter lost one of her most promising alumni and a loyal 
^^mber and his loss is deeply felt by the chapter. At a regular meeting 
^ the chapter the following resolutions were adopted: 

Whbrbas. Our beloved Brother H. H. Herr has been removed from our brotherhood 
^y the hand of death. 

Resolved^ That in the death of Herman Horace Herr, Alpha Chi Chapter has lost a 
loyal and noble member ; we. a pleasant and esteemed friend ; and his parents an affec- 
/iooate and dutiful son ; 

Resolved^ That we extend to the family and friends our sincere sympathy: and. 

Resohed^ That the Charter be draped in mourning for thirty days, and that these 



148 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

resolutions be spread in our minutes and a copy thereof be sent to the bereaved parents. 
and published in the Sigma Chi Quarterly and The Free Lancr. 

H. E. DUNKLB ) 

W. C. Thompson \ Committee. 
State College, Pa., Dec. 4, 1893. C. E. Krbmbr ) 

January 30, 1894. Wm. Banks. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZETA— WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. 

Owing to our failure to have a letter in the last number of the 
Quarterly we give in this, back news belonging properly to the other. 

Washington and Lee opened with two new professors, Addison 
Hague from the University of Mississippi in the chair of Greek, made 
vacant by the death of our beloved Prof. James J. White, and Edwin 
W. Fay in the chair of Latin. Prof. Fay, shortly after assuming his 
duties, was taken sick with typhoid fever, and after an illness of some 
months, he was again able to resume his duties. These are both excel- 
lent men, and under their instruction we feel , confident of acquiring a 
thorough knowledge of these languages. 

At the opening of College there were present only two of the men of 
last year's chapter, Guy and Weaver. But with some effort we secured 
from the new men two excellent fellows, and we are proud to announce 
the names of Victor Conway Smith of Vicksburg, Miss., and Gordon W. 
Houston of Waynesboro, Va. 

As to our brothers of last year who are not with us this: Geo. Boiling 
Lee is at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City; 
Thos. Glen Munford is in the employment of the Norfolk & Western R. 
R. Co.; Bro. Peck is doing well practicing law at Springfield, Tenn., 
and the first to **step off." L. Heth Tyler did not return on account of 
his eyes, but we are glad to know that he will be with us next year; 
Bro. Ivie is at Vanderbilt University studying law, and we are glad that 
he has not lost his love for his mother chapter, and are pleased whenever 
we hear from him. 

We enjoj' occasionally a visit from a brother at the Virginia Military 
Institute, Chas. E. Kilbourne, ist Lieutenant in Co. **A.'* He is an 
old Alpha Gamma man of 1890, and though fraternities are no longer in 
existence at the Institute, he still retains his loyalty and enthusiasm for 
the fraternity, and we profit often by his sound advice. 

We will make an effort to produce something for the new song book, 
and trust every chapter will contribute something. 

February 2, 1894. D. Weaver. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 149 

GAMMA GAMMA— RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. 

Our chapter has suffered from the loss of Bro. A. Fletcher, who has 
entered business with his father in Warrenton, Va. We miss him 
greatly, for he is a good student and an enthusiastic Sig. Bro. Horace 
Hood, who is teaching this year, visited us Christmas. He is a worthy 
son of Gamma Gamma, commanding both the respect and friendship of 
all who know him. The sister of Bro. Old, one of our old members, is 
here now as the wife of our pastor. 

We are getting anxious to see the Grand Praetor down here. 

Chapter letters have been received from quite a number of chapters. 
We should like to hear from more, however, and will answer promptly. 
If you have the opportunity do more — drop in and see us personally. 
A warm and hearty welcome from Gamma Gamma awaits every Sig. 

Since our last letter the other fraternities here have been active. 
Kappa Sigma has doubled her numbers, and has six members. Phi 
Kappa Sigma has rescued four men from the ranks of the Barbarians. 
The other Frats. here are Phi Delta Theta and Kappa Alpha. Both 
have good chapters. The chapter of Phi Theta Psi here has disbanded. 
The members, having become dissatisfied, paid up and were expelled. 
One of their number has joined the Phi Kappa Sigmas. 

The writer, while spending the holidays in Washington, had the 
pleasure of striking hands with Bro. Herbert Ford, an old Epsilon boy, 
who has upheld the honor of Sigma Chi as a student and as a man. 

Examinations have yet to come, but we have led several classes on 
monthly reports. Dickinson, Watts, Christian and several others stand 
in the lead. We expect to send out one **A. B." this year. 

The elections in the Franklin Literary Society came off in December. 
We have only seven of our ten men in the ** Hall, "but we received 
seven honors. Bro. Fletcher loses one by his absence, and another 
brother resigned his position as Public Debater. 

The Sig who was editor-in-chief of the Coluf;^ Monthly for the first 
term, was unanimously re-elected for the last half-session, aa honor 
never before conferred so far as we know. Bro. Hood was editor for 
the last term of last session, so it has been in the hands of a Sig for 

three successive terms. 

We have some good baseball material for the Spring, and hope to 
approach our victorious playing of last year. 

The fraternal feeling between us here is strong. True congeniality 
exists in Gamma Gamma, and the jewels of the \vhite cross sparkle over 
bosoms that throb with loyalty to the noble principles of Sigma Chi, 
and with devotion to each other. 

January 12, 1894. E. A. Edwards. 



I50 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ALPHA TAU— UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The University this year opened with a larger attendance than she 
has had since the ante-bellum days. She has long since been second to 
none in the South in her curriculum, and is now second to but one in 
number. 

Alpha Tau was unfortunate this year in having only two men back 
out of the ten that were expected to return. Brother Ferguson is now 
practicing law in Waynesville, N. C. He is a very bright young man 
and is rapidly winning a reputation for himself. Brother Foy is now 
Teller in the Citizens' Bank of New Berne, N. C. Brothers Williams 
and Graves are at Washington, D. C. The latter will probably return 
next year to complete his collejije course. Our other last year brothers 
we have not heard from lately. 

We have received letters from many of the chapters, and are glad to 
see this increase in letter- writing. It certainly adds greatly to the fra- 
ternity spirit between the chapters. Let it henceforth be a reality and 
not an imaginary thing — to write chapter letters. 

Our baseball team has some promising material, and with proper 
training it will probably win many laurels.. We have games with all the 
leading colleges and universities of the South, and in addition to these 
we will have a game with Yale at Greensboro, N. C. 

February 2, 1894. J as. R. Craic;. 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA— MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

This finds us in the midst of examinations and also in the height of 
prosperity. Better work is being done in the University this year than 
in any since its re-opening. And as the University prospers, so with 
Sigma Chi. Nothing has happened to break the usual quiet of fraternity 
feeling among the chapters here. 

With pleasure did Alpha welcome Bro. Kinsey of Zeta Psi and Bro. 
Lane MacGregor of Alpha Sigma. Bro. Kinsey is attending the Uni- 
versity of Cincinnati. Bro. MacGregor was on his way to Florida to 
spend the winter. He stopped here but a short time, and all of the 
fellows did not get to meet him; we hope that he will come again when 
we may all see him. We extend the invitation to all Sigs who come to 
our town and want them to let us know that they are here, and we will 
be sl^id to see them. 

We are glad to see so much more interest taken in chapter corre- 
spondence. We wish to acknowledge letters from Epsilon, Mu, Omicron, 



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Alpha Alpha, Gamma Gamma, Theta Theta, Lambda Lambda, Alpha 

Zeta, Alpha Rho, Alpha Sigma, and Alpha Upsilon. VVe also have 

written to most of the chapters and will complete the list in a few days. 

February 2, 1894. Wiu. H. Nltt. 

GAMMA— OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

On the night ol our oratorical contest a bogus appeared that gene- 
rated a small-sized cyclone in our midst. The sheet, which was very 
generously distributed among the audience at the contest, contained 
some very fierce attacks upon some of our professors. 

On the same night that the bogus came out the electric wires were 
cut and the audience was left in darkness for nearly an hour until the 
electricians could splice the wires. These tricks are samples of the 
devilment which exists within the sacred precincts of our University. 
One of our citizens offered to pay for the tar and feathers if some person 
would administer a dose composed of those two ingredients to the 
villainous students. However, up to the present time this very munifi- 
cent offer has not been accepted. 

An Uncle Tom's Cabin theatre company struck the town a few days 
ago, and a good many boys were present. All such boys are now sus- 
pended for the rest of the term by the action of the faculty. The general 
appearance of everything seems to indicate a general renovation. 

We fear that to prevent the white cross from being tarnished we will 
be compelled to leave this University and seek a better clime. It might 
be well to say here that the Beta Theta Pi's are agitating the same 
thing. Four of our boys who started with us at the beginning of the 
term have left because the climate did not suit them. The sewerage is 
very bad and is not conducive to good health. The faculty should be 
compelled to place new sewers in the town and prevent so many students 
from going home sick. 

At present we are six ; but lilies cannot grow among thorns. So if 
any of our sister chapters have found a place where the wicked cease 
from troubling and the weary are at rest, please let us know about it, 
for we are seeking such a clime. E. T. Powell. 

February 12, 1894. 

MU— DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

The second term finds Mu in more than usual good spirits and with 
bright prospects. All the boys have returned and have taken hold of 
their work with a determination that indicates continued good standing 
for the chapter. We still number nine : with five Freshmen, three 



152 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Sophomores, and one Junior. A good share of the honors are with us, 
though most of us are lower class men. Our meetings of late have been 
unusually enthusiastic and profitable, and, knowing that the success of 
a chapter is measured by its inner life as well as by outward show, we 
rejoice in our healthy condition. 

Nothing of importance has transpired at Denison since our last 
report. In fact, all the student enterprises seem destined to fail. The 
Washington Banquet is, for the first time in many years, to be given 
up, and the Adytum, our college annual, will not be published. These 
two enterprises have heretofore been under the management of the 
Senior class. The explanation given is **hard times." But the great 
question that is agitating the minds of all Denisonians is, *• Will we 
have a ball team?" The financial condition of our Athletic Association 
seems to say **No," and unless assistance is obtained soon we cannot 
support a team. Bright hopes of victory on the diamond are badly 
shattered. 

Bro. Baldwin, '97, represented us on the oratorical contest, and 
deserves great credit for his efforts. He will undoubtedly develop much 
power in this direction. Although Phi Gamma Delta carried oli the 
honors, the victor has our best wishes in the coming contest. 

Probably by this time Mu's alumni and our sister chapters have 
received a copy of the Mu Quarterly, another child in the w-orld of jour- 
nalism, devoted to the interests of Sigma Chi. We hope to make this 
botli interesting and profitable to all concerned. 

We have enjoyed exceedingly pleasant visits from brothers Hicks, 
Alpha Epsilon, B. B. Thresher, Mu, '92, C. L. Owen, Mu, '83, H. C. 
Stilwell, Mu, '87, and A. A. Thresher, Mu, '91, and hope to welcome 
many more alumni. Will P. Klkn. 

February 5, 1894. 

ZETA ZRTA— CENTRE COLLEGE. 

Centre will probably at no distant date add two departments to its 
curriculum — science and law. The Danville Theological Seminary now 
occupies a building on the campus and is virtually connected with the 
college. Yet with these additions, unlike the numerous puff-ball, wind- 
inflated institutions of the country which, in claiming the name of 
universities, and striving to fulfill tlic claim, succeed in no one depart- 
ment, Centre will utilize no more grandiloquent title than lollegf, nor 
attempt more than it can fulfill. The scientific department will he 
ensconced in a handsome building, provided with the latest approved 
apparatus, and the law department doubtless be in charge of one of 



LETTERS FROM A CTIl 'E CHAPTERS. 153 

Kentucky's most noted practitioners, wits and orators — Ex-Gov. J. 

Proctor Knott. 

Brother Cheek has been made president of the athletic association; 

brother Atherton, editor-in-chief of the college journal; brother Owsley, 
president of the glee club; brother T. B. McCormick, a transfer from 
Chi, whose zeal has been an encouragement, and whom we are most 
happy to have with us, president of the State Inter-Collegiate Oratorical 
Association; brothers Van Winkle and Hardin given prominent places 
on the football team, and brother Van Winkle made captain for '94 and 
'95; brothers Owsley, Breckenridge and McElroy made participants in 
the annual declamatory contest ; brothers Owsley and Breckenridge, 
contestants for representative to the State Inter-Collegiate Oratorical 
Contest, consequently to the Southern Oratorical, one of whom is sure 
to be winner: ad infinitum. 

The third province shall have a Kentucky welcome at the Spring 
convention. L. C. Atherton. 

January 28, 1894. 

LAMBDA LAMBDA— KENTUCKY STATE. COLLEGE. 

To one scanning the pages of the last Quarterly, it may appear 
that our chapter is conspicuous for delinquency in writing. However, 
we wish to assure our brothers that it has not been from sheer neglect 
of duty, but because a new chapter has, as all will admit, many impor- 
tant duties that must be attended to. Our letter for last Quarterly 
was sent too late for publication. 

Some, too, may have the idea that we are not making the progress 
that was expected of us; but surely no chapter could be in a more flour- 
ishing condition today than that of Lambda Lambda. 

We began the term in September with but seven active members; 
however, they were the best and most honorable men to be found. 
Shortly after the beginning of the term, we were grieved at having to 
part with our much esteemed Pro-Consul, brother Brent. He left us 
to attend school at Andover, Mass., preparatory to entering Yale. 

Brother M. B. Jones was chosen ** Worthy" at the beginning of ses- 
sion '93-* 94. He is just what he should be, a perfect gentleman, the 
most enthusiastic in fraternity matters, a leader in college society. No 
more popular man ever entered within these sacred walls. 

We soon saw that there were men among the "barbsj" who would 
honor and adore the cause of the ** White Cross," and that it would 
never do for our opposing fraternity to secure them. They made stren- 
uous efforts for them, but all was in vain. We wish to introduce to the 



154 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Sigma Chi fraternity brothers H. B. Roberts, H. C. Anderson, R. T. 
Lyle, L. R. Farris, J. W. Woods, G. F. Blessing and M. E. Houston. 
They are all worthy fellows, who have the perseverance to work for the 
edification of that body of men with which they are now enrolled as 
members. We now number seventeen all told, thirteen active members 
and four on the alumni list. 

Our alumni brothers have set the right pace. Brother W. C. Hobdy, 
first honor man of '93, who is attending the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons in New York, has distinguished himself by being one of three 
young men permitted, during the first year of their attendance at college, 
to practice in the Roosevelt Hospital. Brother J. R. Johnson of '93 is 
now a professor in the Mechanical Engineering department here, and 
stands well in the estimation of the Faculty. Brother J. I. Bryan of '93 
is taking a post-graduate course in the Mechanical Engineering depart- 
ment here. Brother J. W. McFarlin is in business in the city. 

We have at last succeeded in procuring a hall, conveniently located 
and in every way suited to our needs. It is handsomely fitted up, and 
the walls and windows are neatly decorated with work accomplished by 
the skillful and ingenious fingers of our young lady friends. We have 
also received generous donations from alumni members of other chapters 
who happen to reside in this city. 

During the past football season the team of this college gained great 
success, winning a large percentage of the games engaged in. The Sigs 
on the team were brothers Woods, Lyle, Bryan and Roberts, and they 
played by no means an inconspicuous part. Bro. Thompson of Delta 
Delta coached the team. While at Danville, we were treated in a hos- 
pitable and brotherly manner by our brothers of Zeta Zeta. 

We have received several communications from different chapters 
and will be pleased to hear from more. To any and all Sigs, who maj 
be passing through our city, we extend a most cordial invitation to visit 
us. John W. WiLi.MOirrii. 

Januar}' 20, 1894. 

ALFHA GAMMA— OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. 

The winter session at the Ohio State University opened with rather 
less commotion than usual and with a considerably decreased attendance. 
The enrollment shows but little more than six hundred, which is over 
one hundred less than that of last term. But we have learned that most 
of the colleges throughout the country have suffered to a greater or less 
extent from the protracted era of financial depression, so with this fact 
for a solace we will hope for better times. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 155 

This diminished attendance is, of course, accompanied by a woeful 
scarcity of fraternity material, and as a consequence several of the local 
chapters are in a badly depleted condition. 

But this strain of thought is entirely unnecessary in this connection 
and is, in fact, quite misleading, for the current epoch of Alpha Gamma's 
existence will challenge comparison with that of any in her history. By 
reason of good fortune in getting our old men back and a little judicious 
hustling, we have developed a healthy, prosperous chapter which has 
taken her place in the foremost ranks of the procession, and bids fair to 
hold her prestige. 

Since the last letter we have pinned our cherished emblem upon the 
breasts of three stalwart young collegians, and proudly do we place 
them before the inspection of the fraternity world. They are: Frank 
Haas of Dayton, O., a member of the junior class; Julius Theobald and 
Herbert A. Evans, both of Columbus, O., and members of the freshman 
class. All three were won in spite of the solicitations of rival fraterni- 
ties. Bro. Haas is treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Athletic 
Association, a star on the football field and captain of next year's team. 
This honor has fallen to Sigma Chi for four successive years. Brothers 
Theobald and Evans have of course just entered upon their college 
careers, but look out for them. 

We also rejoice over the addition of brother Pete Adams of Gamma 
who entered the junior law class. Bro. Adams needs no introduction 
to Ohio Sigs. We now number thirteen men, a rather large chapter for 
Alpha Gamma, but we are not entirely satisfied, and hope in our next 
letter to report still another increase. 

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the fall term was the work of 
the football team. Our eleven was fatally handicapped early in the 
season by the injury of brother Gillen, captain of the team, who suffered 
a fracture of the ankle in the Adelbert-O. S. U. game. Brother Wood 
was at once seized upon to take his place, and although he lacked the 
experience of brother Gillen, and had to contend with an almost inter- 
minable series of misfortunes and disappointments, he piloted the team 
through a fairly successful season. The last game of the season was 
played here with Kenyon on Thanksgiving day, when an enormous 
crowd saw O. S. U. defeated by a very narrow margin. 

There is little of interest to report about the University. Our already 
liberal curriculum has been strengthened by the addition of a course 
designed for students preparing for medicine. This, with the recently 
established department of Elocution and Oratory, demonstrates the pro- 
gressive policy of our faculty. 



156 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

A decidedly new feature of college life was recently inaugurated by 
the establishment of a chapter of Theta Nu Epsilon, a prominent soph- 
omore fraternity. In this brothers Gillen and Haseltine are honorary 
members, while brothers Williams and Adams were recently initiated 
into the local chapter of Phi Delta Phi, a legal fraternity of extended 
reputation. 

Alpha Gamma will soon move into her new hall in the Eberly Block, 
a handsome building recently erected over the site of the Metropolitan 
Opera House fire of several years ago. Our quarters there, while not 
large, will be commodious and homelike and will furnish Alpha Gamma 
a comfortable home. 

We have read with interest several newsy letters recently received 
from sister chapters, and heartily unite with them in their plea for more 
chapter letters, for we believe that an active correspondence between 
the chapters cannot fail to bring about a stronger fraternal unity. We 
here express our thanks for them until our Tribune shall have furnished 
a more satisfactory substitute. 

February 4, 1894. W. E. Haseltine. 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

XI— DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

Xi greets her sister chapters the first time in '94 with prospects 
bright, and fond hopes realized. We have been passing through a year 
of prosperity. The era of our good fortune is yet unabated. 

At present athleticism is on a boom at De Pauw. A large class 
meets four times a week in the gymnasium under competent instructors. 
Athletes are training for the diamond and for the various contests of 
field-day. De Pauw expects to carry away several state records and 
surpass her former efforts. There never was more available baseball 
material and a strong nine is insured. There are about thirty applicants 
for places on the nine. 

De Pauw students have just enjoyed one week of vacation between 
the first and second semesters. Work began this week, and there will 
be no intermission till the school year closes. During the vacation, Xi 
tendered her friends two receptions. 

We have one new man to introduce to sister chapters: Bro. Howard 
Holman, of Michigan City. Bro. Holman comes to us with an enviable 
reputation, and adds greatl}*" to our chapter socially and intellectually- 
He is also quite a vocalist. Our roll shows ten new men for last semes- 
ter's spiking. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 157 

Xi loses four men this month. Brother Cochran leaves to make an 
extended tour through the West and South, but will return to college 
iext year; brother Case will pursue a medical course under his father 
preparatory to entering the medical school at Ann Arbor; brother Ream 
las left to take a ministerial course at Hanover, and brother Smith, who 
las been connected with the music school, will retire to his home at 
[^rawfordsville. Our best wishes go with them. 

Factions have again appeared upon the calm and peaceful surface of 
[)e Pauw politics. The various fraternities have combined against Phi 
3amma Delta, Phi Delta Theta and the Barbs. Through this combine 
Sigma Chi secures football manager for next year. 

The oratorical contest has come and gone. By it fond hopes were 
lashed to earth, and sad memories only linger. Brother James Ogden 
lobly represented Xi in the contest, but L. F. Dimmitt, a Delta Upsilon, 
juestionably carried off the palm. Mr.. Dimmitt failed to secure a place 
m the senior primary contest, and only by reason of another contestant 
withdrawing was he enabled to enter the^ college contest. But we 
xpect to see De Pauw go to the interstate contest and claim victory. 

Xi now enjoys the reputation of an excellent quartette of well-trained 
oices. Brothers Green, Rogers, Mathias and Holman are excellent 
ingers, and win much applause for Xi chapter. 

Several brothers will go to the Provincial Convention at Purdue 
Jniversity, Lafayette, Ind., for we know the entertaining qualities of 
Delta Delta. 

The lawyers of De Pauw are mourning, for rumor is rife that the law 
chool will be discontinued next year. 

Xi enjoyed visits from brother Thomas, Xi, '91, and from brother 
Valentine, Xi, *86. Brother Valentine was on his way to Iowa, where 
le will form a law-partnership and enter the profession. 

February 10, 1894. Fred A. Likely. 

RHO—BUTLER UNIVERSITY. 

All of the twelve Sigs who were on the roll of Rho last term returned 
n the first day of this term ready and anxious to work for the honor of 
ligma Chi. We were glad to welcome back brother Newel Rogers of 
ndianapolis, who had been out of school the preceding term. This 
lade our membership just thirteen, and although we are not supersti- 
ous, we held only two meetings before the number was changed. 

The new material for wearers of the white cross was not overly 
bundant, but, after some opposition by the other frats, we secured one 
f the best men who entered school, in the person of Mr. Re Bender, 



I5« THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

'97, of Indianapolis, and take the greatest pleasure in introducing him 
to the Sigma Chi world. Bro. Bender is a baseball pitcher of no mean 
ability, and together with several more Sigs will help to make us a win- 
ning baseball team this spring. He is also an expert tennis player, and 
will most probably win us honors in our local as well as state field-day. 
We were assisted in his initiation by brothers Tarkington, Radclifie and 
Pierce, formerly of Delta Delta; brother McConny, Kappa Kappa; and 
brother Tom Layman, Rho. Bro. Bender assures us that he will not 
soon forget <<that night." The oath, which binds us in such close 
fellowship, was administered at the mystic hour of midnight in the ruins 
of an old manse near Irvington, which is known as '*the haunted house." 
We hardly think that he will ever care to break that oath. 

We have, since our last letter, been honored by having two of our 
members, brothers John HoUett and Ernst Burford, appointed business 
managers of our college magazine. They have already very capably 
shown their ability for the work by the increased subscription list and 
the large amount of advertising matter which they have secured from 
Indianapolis business men. 

At the meeting of the Athletic Association last Fall, called to elect a 
captain and manager for next season's football team, we had things so 
arranged as to have almost certainly received both offices, but owing to 
the amount of factional feeling manifested, one of our professors who is 
much interested in our athletics, moved that the election be left to a 
committee, and the motion carried by just one vote. The committee, 
however, failed to agree, and the matter was again before the Associa- 
tion, and at the request of President Butler only a manager was elected, 
the appointment of captain to be made next Fall. Of course, this did 
not suit us exactly, but we took it at its best and elected brother Burford 
manager, hoping to receive the captaincy later. 

The social season at Butler has not been exceedingly brilliant, and 
we have held only a few informal receptions, but expect to give some- 
thing swell in the near future, in the way of a musicale and reception. 
Arrangements are also being made for a grand Pan-Hellenic affair, and 
if this takes place, why of course the Sigs will be in the push. 

We have succeeded in writing to twenty-five of our sister chapters 
this term and have received thirteen letters. We hope to keep up this 
chapter correspondence more regularly in the future. 

February 4, 1894. Mkri.e Sidener. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 159 

CHI— HANOVER COLLEGE. 

Chi chapter stands out today among her sister chapters and fraterni- 
ties as she has never before. Last year the chapter was greatly reduced 
in number through graduations, and it began this year's work with but 
five loyal and earnest Sigs who, through their good work, have succeeded 
in bringing the chapter to its present high standing as regards numbers 
and everything concerned in college and social life in Hanover. 

We have initiated four men this year, two of whom we have hereto- 
fore introduced, and we now have the pleasure of presenting to the 
general fraternity brother Nathan P. Graham, '97, and brother Jos. Cook 
Britton, '97, of whom we expect much. We also have with us brother 
Harry Reams, Xi, '96, who is noted over our state for his excellent 
piano-playing. 

Hanover is at present booming the gymnasium movement and expects 
before another year to have one of the finest and best equipped in the 
state. The athletic grounds and training track are being put in condi- 
tion for the Spring athletics; and the candidates for the baseball team, 
who are busy at in-door practice, expect in a few weeks to begin their 
regular out-door work. Our coach and trainer predict a high standing 
in the College Baseball League this season if present indications are 
correct; and we are sure of a much higher place than last year, on 
account of our abundance of excellent baseball players. 

Our chapter Tribune has put forth special effort this term, having 
written to all the chapters of our great fraternity, and we expect in the 
near future to hear of the workings of our sister chapters. Chi extends 
her best wishes for both the old and new chapters of Sigma Chi and is 
earnestly in favor of Eastern extension. 

February 2, 1894. Walter Van Nvsk. 

DELTA DELTA— PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

Probably Purdue has been heard of during the past two weeks, not 
merely as a fine Polytechnical University, but also in connection with 
the study of **Heat," its original work of Jan. 19th being published in 
most all papers. In fact the fusible degree of heat of our new Mechan- 
ical Laboratory has been found and now we have the fusible degree and 
no laboratory, quite a contrast to the fine structure dedicated by Gov. 
Mathews just four days before. But Dr. Smart, with all the hustling 
ability of an old Sig, is not at all cast down, but is hard at work arrang- 
ing for a still larger building and a more complete equipment, so that 
by next fall "Purdue will be itself once more." 



i6o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Our chapter is in a flourishing condition and still '' plays first violin 
in the fraternity orchestra"; we are in the best of form financially, 
socially, studiously and most all the other **ouslys." 

Our chapter has been looking forward to the annual convention, 
which we hope will be held here, and we would know for certain if the 
chapters in the Fourth Province would get out of their ** Rip-Van- 
Winkleite** and answer the Grand Praetor's letter. 

Athletics are now beginning to occupy our attention, the "fire being 
out," and we hope to have at least five men on the baseball team next 
spring, the captain of which is a Sig; and then on field-day we hope to 
make it, as usual, a ''Sig day.*' 

We are the happy recipients of many letters from our sister chapters 
and are glad that this branch of chapter work is once more revived, and 
we hope it will stay revived, not being merely the result of a New Year's 
resolution. 

Purdue's glee club has been re- organized and the president, secretary 
and business manager are all Sigs. This is the second year of its exist- 
ence, and it promises to quite outdo itself this year. 

At the beginning of this year we made the same addition to our by- 
laws, concerning finances, as the Grand Chapter holds against the 
different chapters, concerning the same, and barring the temporary sus- 
pension of one brother, it works like a charm, so that now any leaving 
of any of the members of Delta Delta must be "on the square" or for 
good. 

We are looking forward to next June when we will take in four of as 
fine spikes as ever escaped an assessment, and any member of Sigma 
Chi who happens to be around Lafayette will be welcome, and a good 
time is guaranteed. 

And "speaking of Ellen," what has become of our "fraternity flag"? 
[Ellen is well and the Committee on Flag promises a report for the next 
number of the Quarikrlv. — En.] 

February 3, 1894. Edw. Madison Allen. 

DELTA CHI— WABASH COLLEGE. 

Everybody is in the midst of a hard term's work. The students are 
called upon to face the stern professor at 7:55 a. m., and they take leave 
of **his august personage" at 5:00 p. m. Thus one day follows another. 
The primary contest preparatory to the struggle for the State oratorical 
honors will be held in a few days. The State contest takes place at 
Indianapolis in March, and Wabash will send a man who is capable in 
every way of supporting her colors. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. i5i 

The freshmen and sophomores are making their preparations on the 
quiet for the celebrating of the 22d of February. It is safe to say that 
the anniversary' day of the ** Father of our country" will not pass un- 
leeded; but whether the time-honored custom will be perpetuated by a 
'wagon-spoke'* celebration or something else, we cannot say. 

On January 25th, the day of prayer for colleges, Bro. C. W. Moores, 
Delta Chi, *82, addressed the students and their friends. Bro. Moores 
s a rising young lawyer of Indianapolis, and he may always be sure of 
L hearty welcome whenever he revisits his alma mater. 

Delta Chi is still at the old stand. Things are very quiet in fraternity 
ircles, and consequently there is not much chapter news. It looks as 
hough we have a sure "cinch** on the captaincy of this year's nine. 
The team will go into training in a few weeks, and all are looking for- 
ward to the spring term, when its members will battle for Wabash on 
he diamond. The report that Alpha Theta Phi, our local frat, had 
>een absorbed by Sigma Nu was a big **fake.'* Their old shingle still 
reaks in the winter breezes, and they still claim the honor of being a 
ocal fraternity. 

We have received letters from many different chapters, which we 
ntend answering in the near future. Delta Chi has hitherto been 
omewhat backward in this important part of fraternity life; but this 
'ear she intends to keep pace with the other chapters. 

We hope to meet all the Sigs of the Fourth Province at the Provin- 
ial Convention, which is to be held at Lafayette, Feb. 23d. Brother 
David Tod of Delta Delta has the affair in charge, and it is safe to say 
hat he, with the aid of Delta Delta, will show all visiting Sigs a royal 
;ood time. Let us all be there, for it will be a foretaste of the next 
)iennial. Oh, those biennials! 

February 10, 1894. Guv A. G. Cramkr. 

FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA— NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

Omega has been steadily keeping up the good work, since our last 
:tter. It is with great pleasure that we introduce to our fraternity at 
irge Paul B. Ransom, of '97, and in the next letter we will present Carl 
:. Pendleton, of the same class, who is at present pledged. In the 
reparatory department we have four men pledged. 

The social season was started after the Christmas vacation by a 
arty, given us at brother Price's home in Chicago. Several of our own 
lunini were present, besides brothers Heisel, Kappa Kappa, and Hall, 



i62 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Alpha Phi. In addition to this, we have been delightfully entertained 
at several **stag feeds'* by some of the local brethren. 

The Pan-Hellenic banquet will be held February 24th at the Union 
League Club, Chicago. The Sororities will accordingly hold their ban- 
quet at the same time, but in Evanston. 

Athletics received a boom recently in the election of Kedzie, Yale, 
'93, as captain of the baseball team. The University has advanced the 
necessary funds for securing a competent coach, and at last North- 
western is in good way toward sending out a winning team. 

The first number of a delightfully newsy sheet. The Mu Quarterly^ 
has just arrived. This new project in fraternity journalism should 
receive the attention of every chapter in the fraternity, as an evidence 
of Sigma Chi progressiveness. As the "History of Omega'* was the 
first chapter history ever published, so we congratulate the brothers of 
Mu in starting the first chapter periodical. They have our heartiest 
support. 

Thus far in the year, we have received Tribune's letters from Mu, 
Theta, Kho, Alpha Omicron, Alpha Zeta, and Alpha Sigma. Our 
Tribune is now at work. 

Brothers Kerr, Harbert, and Latham are taking extra work in the 
Law Department, and the faculty is giving us all plenty to do, but we 
always find abundant time to welcome all visitors. In addition to calls 
from our own alumni of Evanston and Chicago, we have had the pleas- 
ure of entertaining brothers Danforth and Kimberlin, both of Theta 
Theta. Carl R. Latham. 

February 1 1, 1894. 



THETA THETA— UNIVKKSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

We mentioned in our last letter to the Quarterly our intention of 
enterinf; the Literary department of the University. It gives us great 
pleasure to announce the fact that we have already initiated two promi- 
nent men in this department, Mr. Krogman and Mr. Calerdine, and 
have at the date of this letter four other men pledged to us. With this 
propitious start and with the excellent material to draw from, with the 
help of those already gathered into the fold, we think we are warranted 
in feeling confident of ultimate success. 

Owing to the oversight of the associate editor the last two initiates 
of last year were not formally introduced to the fraternity at large. 
They are William II. Burtner, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Isaac T. Jones, 
Cantril. Iowa. 



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When the last Quartkrly letter was written we were unable to 
eport any initiates for this year, owing to the fact, perhaps, that the 
Jniversity of Michigan opens somewhat later in the fall than many of 
er sister schools. We now take pleasure, however, in presenting the 
allowing brothers: Horace L. Dyer, St. Louis, Mo.; Henry J. Witbeck, 
.hicago, 111.; J. Jerauld Ingle, San Diego, Calif.; Ira R. Carter, Oxford 
unction, la.; Worth W. Pepple, La Porte, Ind. ; James H. Cotner and 
laurice E. Fitzgerald, Logansport, Ind. ; Robert B. Crane, Kalamazoo, 
lich.; James W. Kimberlin, Kansas City, Mo.; Arthur F. Calerdine, 
Cincinnati, Ohio; and Herman B. Krogman, Saginaw, Mich. 

We are hard at work on our building fund and hope to have a new 
hapter house of our own very soon. In this work we are indebted to 
Ion. O. S. Brumback, Theta Theta, '79, Toledo, Ohio, and W. D. 
Ipringer, Alpha Pi, '86, who is now teaching in the Ann Arbor High 
Ichool, for much valuable assistance and many wise suggestions. 

Theta Theta is already talking of the annual banquet to be held in 
Detroit some time in May. We would like to be joined by all the 
hapters in this section and the Fifth Province and make it an occasion 
ong to be remembered. 

We have received visits from Geo. W. Nattinger, Theta Theta, '93; 
iV. C. Parmenter, Theta Theta, '90; John E. Sullivan, Theta Theta, 
86: and Geo. W. Beatty, Alpha Gamma, '87. R. J. Barr, Kappa 
<appa, *95, is with us this year, having entered the Law department of 
he University. 

A copy of the Mu Quarterly has just been received. We congratu- 
ate our brothers on its neat appearance and its interesting contents. 

February 7, 1894. Lewis A. Stone man. 



KAPPA KAPPA— UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

The past few months have been ones of exceeding quiet for us. 
There is little to think of other than the past and the possible future. 
Since our last letter we have added to our number V. A. Matteson, J. 
P. Baldwin, both of Evanston, Ills.; W. H. Kiler, of Urbana, Ills., a 
brother of C. A. Kiler, '92; Clarence Wheldon, of Emporia, Kans., and 
r. B. Beadle of Kewanee, Ills. By an oversight the name of Paul Ray 
Df Chicago was omitted in the last letter. He became a member of our 
chapter late last spring, but on account of unforeseen events is not with 
us this year; but we hope to have him back in the near future. We 
have also had the pleasure of welcoming brother *'Bob" Hotchkiss of 



1 64 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Eta Eta to our midst. Brother Hotchkiss comes as a special student in 
electrical engineering. 

We had the pleasure, in December, of attending the wedding of 
brother Hugo Speidel, '86. It was a true Sigma Chi wedding, and is 
spoken of in detail in the personalia under ''marriages.'* 

On the evening of February 9 a chapter of Phi Delta Theta is to be 
initiated here. They have a fine lot of men and we wish them success. 
Another fraternity will probably make its appearance in the near future, 
but the name as yet cannot be ascertained. The chapter of Phi Kappa 
Sigma, established here some time since, has, after a somewhat varied 
existence, ceased to be, why, we cannot say. 

The athletic spirit of the college is just now centered about the base- 
ball team, which is now training for the coming spring. Bro. Holston 
is manager of the team, with brother Frederickson captain and pitcher. 
Our glee club make their annual trip during February. Bro. Burdick 
is leader of the club, brothers Holston, Arms and Frederickson being 
members. The college annual published by the junior class is to appear 
in the near future, and again the name of a Sigma Chi must be men- 
tioned, as brother Arms is editor-in-chief. 

We have been glad to receive letters from a number of sister chap- 
ters, and we shall certainly follow the good example set and try to keep 
up the correspondence in the future. We have also been much inter- 
ested in the letters given in the Quarterly, and especially in that one 
from Delta Chi chapter, where brother Cramer says, **Thus far we have 
been defeated only by the University of Illinois; but as they played 
thirteen men in this game, for the umpire and referee played their 
respective positions better than any University of Illinois player, the 
result could not be otherwise, "etc. He, however, neglected to give the 
score of that game, which, as we remember it, was something like 60 to 
6. Always stand up for your school, brother Cramer, always. 

We are again busy devising some means whereby we may come into 
possession of a house and have formulated a plan which we may divulge 
if it proves as efficient as it now promises. 

January 27, 1894. Chas. T. Wilder. 



ALPHA ZETA— BELOIT COLLEGE. 

The World's Fair has contributed generously to Beloit's welfare. 
We have received two large collections from the Anthropological build- 
ing through the generosity of friends, the famous Rust Collection of 
American Antiquities given by Mr. F. G. Logan of Chicago; and the 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 165 

ction of casts from the ancient Greek statues which was exhibited 
le Greek government and was given to us by Mr. Fisher of Chicago 
emory of his father, who was for a long time a trustee of the college, 
des these two a number of smaller gifts have come from Jackson 
which will give Beloit a wider usefulness. 

*he only excitement of the winter term is the annual Greek Play 
the oratorical contests. The former occurred on January 19th and 
a great success. The classical students of Rockford College came 
a to witness the production, and their interest and applause was a 
t inspiration to the actors. The girls gave a reception at Rockford 
ay, February 2d, to which the sophomores were invited as a class, 
ratory Beloit has great hopes. The home contest took place Jan. 
ind the two winners of that represent the school in the state contest 
month. All are confident that Beloit* s high standing in the inter- 
I oratorical association will not be lowered this year, 
ilpha Zeta began the year with five men, and now thirteen loyal 
keep up the honor of the fraternity at Beloit. Since the last letter 
le Quarterly, our goat has done good work, and we introduce to 
brothers Mr. C. S. Kennedy, '97, of Rockford, 111. ; Mr. G. G. 
me, '96, of Constantinople, Turkey; Mr. A. Allison Farley, '95, of 
ey, North Dakota; and Mr. Robert Rogers, '96, of Wauwatosa, 
,all of whom have survived the **butter" and make a great addition 
e chapter. Bro. David Atwood has lately come to us from Alpha 
bda, and brother Earle Conway from Mu is in the preparatory 
rtment here. Brother Windsor is on the mandolin club; brother 
5r has been re-elected manager of the football team for next season; 
ler Farley is president of his class and the most popular man in it; 
!)rother Grassie has been on the editorial staff of the college paper, 
laund Table. We have four men in the academy who will join next 
The Phi Kappa Psi's have twelve members and the Beta Theta 
fourteen. 

/ewish to acknowledge all the chapter letters we have received this 
and assure all that it gives great pleasure to know what the other 
ters are doing. 

rother Ingle of Theta Theta was in Beloit during vacation, and 
lers Helm, Rockwell, and Mayne call on us occasionally, 
he faculty and trustees are seriously considering the question of 
lucation at Beloit, and it looks now as if we might have some inter- 
g news for the sisters of the brothers before long, 
ebruary 3, 1894. G. F. Grassik. 



1 66 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ALPHA IOTA—ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

Again it becomes my pleasure to make a report of Alpha lota's con- 
dition, and I am gratified that it is a prosperous one. We have just 
leased a suite of rooms up town, and will move this week into more 
commodious quarters, of which we have long felt the need. Eleven 
members now respond to Alpha Iota* s chapter roll. We have in view 
two good men who will soon be honored with our invitation. 

In society but one swell party is allowable now per term. Alpha 
Iota distinguished itself by giving the best party this year. There were 
present a number of our alumni, and all agreed that this one surpassed 
any of our previous efforts. 

The new catalogue of the University will be issued this month. It 
will contain as a special feature a short biographical account of all the 
Wesleyan alumni, together with their present address and occupation. 
By a recent action of the faculty the Commencement exercises this year 
will consist of a class oration instead of the regular exercises by the 
entire class, as has heretofore been the custom. Bishop Fowler of the 
M. E. Church will deliver the address. 

The junior primary oratorical contest for the election of contestants 
for the final contest in June will take place in March. Brothers Orr 
and Schuett will enter the arena, and the fraternity hopes to see them 
win. 

Alpha Iota has taken great pleasure in the record of her honored 
alumnus Grand Quaestor Nate in successfully relieving the financial 
stringency of the fraternity, and we trust we are betraying no confidence 
in asserting that the management of the fraternity are all right. We 
consider the Quartkrly as on par with any literary magazine, fraternal 
or otherwise, that is published in the West, and we trust that brother 
Alling's salary may suffer an increase proportionately commensurate 
with his deserts. S. T. BuRNF.n. 

February 6, 1894. 

ALPHA LAMBDA— UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

Alpha Lambda's history, since our last letter to the Quarterly, has 
been a comparatively uneventful one. We encountered misfortune^ 
which has not been an entire stranger to us this year, in being obliged 
tojgive up our chapter house. Our lease expired, and, contrary to our 
expectation, we were unable to renew it even for the rest of the college 
year. We shall be without a house for the rest of this year, but have 
decided to enter a new one next P'all. We miss our house, of course, 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 167 

try much, but we are consoling ourselves with the thought of how we 
ill appreciate our new house when we get it. 

The winter vacation with its accompanying festivities brought a wel- 
»me break in the routine of college work. During the vacation several 
our boys visited" Milwaukee and were right royally entertained there 
} brothers Durand, Kemper, Dexter, and Hamilton, returning with 
ippy memories and increased love for Sigma Chi. 

The evenings of January 27 and February 3 were signalized by exer- 
sing our Bill respectively upon the persons of Carl Shriber of Oshkosh, 
^s., and Fred W. Nelson of Fond du Lac, Wis. Both are of the 
ass of *g7 and are in every respect worthy to wear the white cross, and 
is with pleasure and pride that we introduce them to the fraternity. 

Affairs in the University are unusually quiet this year, hard work 
iing the order of the day, every day. Our football team was victorious, 
cceptwhen it encountered Minnesota; then something dropped. Bro. 
heldon, right end, distinguished himself in every game. The games 
ere the cause of bringing us into contact with several Sigs from other 
lapters, and our only regret was that we couldn't see more of them. 

February i, 1894. Louis W. Myers. 



ALPHA PI— ALBION COLLEGE. 

Alpha Pi, together with every other organization in connection with 
ibion College, received an inspiration from the celebration which sig- 
alized the dedication of the McMillan Chemical Laboratory and the 
emi-centennial of the life of the college, as the greatest day in the 
istcry of the institution. 

The exercises were initiated by a College Day program at the M. E. 
hurch on the evening of November 14, and the great celebration, most 
xcellently planned, was carried out most successfully during the day 
'id evening of November 15. The day was cloudy, and a strong wind 
rove sleet into the faces of those whose loyalty and enthusiasm would 
ot allow them to remain away: but the hundreds who were here Tues- 
*y and Wednesday, from all sections of the state, to show their appre- 
nation of the work which Albion College is doing, to become better 
^uainted with her appliances, to learn her needs, and to catch the 
P^nt of progress which pervades her halls, grew nearly as enthusiastic 
sthe howling Sigs on Midway. 

The forenoon program consisted of speeches interspersed with exc^l- 
nt music, the chief features being the historical address by Pres. L. R. 
iske, the reminiscences by alumni, and letters of regret from Secretary 



1 68 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

of Agriculture Morton, ex-Gov. Winans, Hon. Geo. L. Yaple and other 
prominent alumni. Pres. Fiske in his masterly speech gave a vivid 
outline of the history of the institution from its origin in 1843, and in 
conclusion paid a heart-felt tribute to the financial benefactors of the 
college. 

In the afternoon Prof. A. B. Prescott of the University of Michigan 
gave an address on Methods of Studying Chemistry, and Washington 
Gardner and Senator Jas. McMillan made speeches, giving detailed 
accounts of how the donation came to be made and the laborator>' built 
The enthusiasm was at highest pitch during the senator's speech, and 
the echoes of our college yell, given again and again by the six hundred 
students present, showed that the genial senator held a warm place in 
our hearts. 

In the evening a reception was held in the new laboratory, followed 
by the dedicatory services proper, the address being made by Prof. H. 
H. Donaldson of the Chicago University. The faculty and trustees of 
the college, together with the specially invited guests, numbering in all 
about two hundred, then proceeded to the college hall to partake of the 
sumptuous banquet therein provided. The college band, led by brother 
Geo. Dean, and orchestra dispensed choice selections from the galleries. 
Prof. Samuel Dickie as toastmaster called for responses from Gov. Rich, 
Mrs. Gen. Clinton B. Fiske, Pres. Slocum of Kalamazoo, Drs. Vaughn 
and Freer of the University of Michigan, J. H. Potts, D.D., and others. 

The new building cost $24,800, which was donated by U. S. Senator 
McMillan, and the fitting was done by the college at a cost of $8,000. 
Style colonial, size 52 by 88 ft. Wails inside and out of brick with cut 
stone trimmings. It is lighted, heated, and ventilated after the most 
approved sanitary plans. We have now the best equipped laboratory 
in Michigan, and this, together with the man}^ other evidences of pros- 
perity which the celebration revealed, aroused every Sig present to 
resolve that Alpha Pi should at least keep pace with this growing insti- 
tution. 

January 12 our enthusiastic goat, invigorated by the presence and 
aid of the entire chapter and brothers Hagle, Howard, and Page from 
abroad, did some excellent work. As a result we take pride in present- 
ing the names of Lewis B. Alger, '97, and Leland White, '96. Brother 
Alger was bid by every frat here, is president of the freshman class, and 
a shining light in the class-room, having graduated under brother G. 
Will Loomis, Superintendent of the St. Joseph schools. Brother White 
is the star athlete of the college, playing on both foocball and baseball 
teams, and has also taken high rank as a student. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 169 

In the athletic election for the coming season brother Frank Shipp, 
6^ was elected football captain, and brother White baseball captain. 
hese are certainly the most desirable offices in the gift of the students, 
fe have taken pleasure in reading letters from Gamma Gamma, Alpha 
igma, Rho, and Alpha Zeta, which we will answer soon. If we do not 
sar from others soon we will never forgive them, unless they come 
ound personally, in which case all will be bliss. 

February 5, 1894. Roy E. Ferine. 



ALPHA SIGMA— UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. 

The University of Minnesota is enjoying a prosperous year, with an 
nrollment of over 1,700 students. Every department is full, and more 
re coming. In the law school especially a reputation is being made, it 
«ing already the third school of its kind in the country. Although the 
^ear is a hard one financially, the institution certainly has no cause to 
complain, and the majority of students are getting their money's worth. 

Alpha Sigma still holds forth, and is as good as the best. We are 
WW comfortably ensconced in a house of our own, have fourteen mem- 
l)crs, and one coming. We are all as poor as the rooster fed upon the 
leavings of the Altman threshing machine; but so long as credit pays 
the bill we are right in line. Three of the boys, however, finding credit 
^ minus quantity, have gone into batching it. They are veterans at 
cooking and report that it takes less nerve to forage for a living than to 
stand off the landlady. 

Socially the winter is passing pleasantly at the University of Minne- 
sota. There have been class parties, sleighing parties, dances, etc., 
innumerable, and in all Alpha Sigma has been well represented. A 
party was given at the house about Christmas time which proved a very 
^joyable affair. At the sophomore cotillion and junior ball the Sigs 
^ade a good showing, turning out the largest and best-looking crowd 
present. If our fellows were as adept at repeating Taylor's formula as 
4ey are at doing the two-step, we might reasonably expect to turn out 
*ome great investigators as a result. The rule followed here, however, 
s living flesh and blood before dry bones. 

The prospects for athletics at the institution for the coming season 
*^e good. And Alpha Sigma will be strictly in it. Brother Foot, as a 
reward of former service as secretary of the football association, has 
^^^ made president of the general association, without whose dicta 
'Nothing can be done in any line of sport. Great interest is already 
l<^veloping along the line of baseball, where we will be represented by 



I70 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

at least one man. If Walt Poehler could not play ball he would surely 
die. Squires wears his tennis armas yet — and forgets his calculus. 

We are glad to announce that Arthur Church, who graduated 'gi, 
with Phi Beta Kappa honors, is with us again for the study of law. 
Since he left we have made a Sig out of his brother. 

February 7, 1894. J. Van VALKExnuRO. 



SIXTH PROVINXE. 

ALPHA EPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

Every student in the University seems to be particularly busy just at 
this time, as the first semester is now drawing to a close and examina- 
tions are announced, and if anything will make a student open his eyes 
and go to work quicker than the prospect of an **exam,*' I am at a loss 
to state what it is. We are proud to say we have over eleven hundred 
students in the institution, and prosperity continues to come down upon 
everything in connection with the University. 

In years Alpha Epsilon has not been visited with such prosperity as 
now. We have eleven members. Our last initiation was last Saturday 
and the ** victims" were: brother Edwin Duff of Nebraska City, and 
brother Ralph Saxton of Edgar, Neb., whom I take the greatest pleas- 
ure in announcing, together with brother George Risser of Lincoln, to 
the Sig world as three young men with whom we are greatly pleased, 
and in whom we take great pride. Not onl}' the active chapter were 
present at the festivities, but many of the enthusiastic alumni of the 
city dropped in upon us and were heartily welcomed. After the cere- 
monies we sat down to an elegant repast served in our hall, and it is 
needless to say that our eating, toasting and singing reached far into the 
hours of morn. 

Just before the holidays we gave another one of those parties for 
which we have become noted, I might say, famous. We entertained 
about sixty-five. Dancing was the order of the evening, and music was 
rendered by the Nebraska State Orchestra. We expect to give another 
of these parties on February 9th, and should any Sigs be in our vicinity 
they will be received gladly and the best we have given them. 

In brothers Young, Hebard, Packard, and Duff we have quite a 
mandolin-guitar club, and to their music the chapter delights to sing 
the old Sig songs. We are longing for that New Song Book. Brother 
Young has been elected leader of the University mandolin club, in which 
brother Hebard plays leading guitar. We have called on the girls sev- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 171 

^zal times of late and favored them with serenades. Among the other 
things of pride in this institution we take great pleasure in speaking of 
the beautiful, amiable ''Co-eds." 

We have received a number of letters from sister chapters and are 
living in anticipation of more. We are glad to see this step taken, and 
ive have made resolutions to mend our ways and write letters to all the 
chapters. 

In the battalion all the companies are doing excellently, as well as 
the band. The battalion numbers 350 and is a credit to the institution, 
and its success is due to the untiring efforts of our esteemed command- 
ant, Lieut. John J. Pershing, ist Lieutenant loth Cavalry, U. S. A. 

We have been visited by several of the old boys during the past 
month, among them brother Langworthy, '90, and brother W. H. 
Wheeler, '91. Brother Bowersock of Kansas came up and spent several 
days with us, and very much did we enjoy his visit. 

January 22, 1894. John W. Dixon. 



ALPHA XI— UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS. 

Alpha Xi sends a long-delayed, but none the less cordial greeting to 
her sister chapters, and tenders her sincere apology for the non-appear- 
ance of a letter from this point in the November Quarterly. The truth 
is, the letter was called for at a time when a rather discouraged crowd 
of young fellows were wearing Sig badges in Lawrence. Blue, I believe, 
happened at that time to be the predominant color of our feelings as 
well as our ribbons, and there was fortunately — for those who read the 
chapter letters in the Quarterly — no disposition on our part to inflict 
our tale of woe upon the fraternity in general. 

It seems to be the fate of this chapter to commence each year with 
small membership. No matter how large a chapter we may build up 
during the course of the school year, and no matter how many men 
leave us in the spring with the assurances that they will ** be with us 
again in the fall,** something or other seems to prevent the majority of 
them from returning. To the credit of our boys I want to say, however, 
that instead of losing hope and becoming discouraged, our depleted 
membership seemed to inspire them with renewed vigor, and in the end, 
in spite of what seemed to be a series of crushing defeats, we lined up 
with the cream of the fraternity material of the j^ear on the right side of 
the account. I take great pleasure in introducing to the fraternity: 
brothers Paul Aikman of Fort Scott; Chas. Pettyjohn of Olathe; Will. 
Mason and Perry Barber of Lawrence; and Dwight Dillworth of Fort 



172 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

m 

Scott. We are proud of them all, and the membership of each is a 
credit to the chapter and fraternity. , 

At the University, the new buildings are being rapidly pushed to 
completion. The Chancellor has already taken possession of his new 
residence; the Library building is nearly ready for occupancy, and the 
Electrical Engineering building is well under way. The enrollment is 
fully equal to last year, which speaks well for the University, considering 
the recent financial troubles. 

Our football team failed to add to their glories of last season. While 
the eleven was undoubtedly stronger, we had stronger and better trained 
opponents to meet, and the record for the season is, in consequence, not 
so brilliant. The question of a coach for next year was under consider- 
ation for some time, the ** powers that be'* wavering between Laurie 
Bliss and Hector Cowan, the Princeton coach, now of St. Joe. The 
selection of the latter was finally decided upon on account of the quali- 
fications of Mr. Cowan — who is now a minister of the Gospel — in other 
directions. I think you will hear from the Kansas Eleven next year. 
Sigma Chi has a fair share of the so-called *' college honors,*' will be 
represented on the baseball team this spring and has a few worthy can- 
didates for football honors next fall. 

Brother Wm. H. Wynne, of Alpha Epsilon last year, is in the Law 
School here, and brother Larkin A. Smith, Alpha Xi, '89, has returned 
for special work in Pharmacy. Alpha Xi was glad to welcome both to 
active membership. Our active members now number fourteen, with 
six loyal and interested alumni in the city. Our halls continue to be 
the most beautiful, the most tasteful and the most handsomely fumisHed 
of any club rooms in the city. Any loyal Sig, straying through this 
section of the wild and woolly west, will find our latch-string on the 
outside, and a merry crowd of hospitable young men on the inside, who 
will do their best to **show you a good time." 

February 10, 1894. Fred. C. Oehler. 



ALPHA UPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

The second term of the year finds Alpha Upsilon cheerful and confi- 
dent for the future. Brother Martin, '96, has returned to school this 
term, thereby increasing our number and encouraging us. 

We have received visits this term from quite a few of our alumni: 
E. A. Reed, '90; E. E. Hall, '93; T. W. Robinson, '92; E. B. Stuart, 
'90 : Paul Arnold, '90 ; and R. T. Hall, *93. D. L. Arnold, '95, now 



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attending Leland Stanford, Jr., University, paid us a short visit during 
the Christmas holidays, also E. Capeller, Gamma, '93. 

Brother H. Shaw, '94, is president of the Intercollegiate Oratorical 
Association, and brother Van Cleve, '94, is president of the Intercol- 
legiate Athletic Association. In athletics Alpha Upsilon takes her share 
of the honors. In the Intercollegiate Field Day, which will take place 
February 22, brother Van Cleve will represent the school in three events 
and brother Shaw in two. Our football team was only defeated once 
this season. Brother Thomson, '97, and two of the ''pledges" repre- 
sented u.c* on the team. 

The chapter gave an enjoyable tally-ho party to their fair friends on 
the night of October 27th. They drove to Alhambra, where they were 
cordially entertained by brothers Reed, '90, Stuart, '90, and Robinson, 
'92, at the home of the latter. 

Alpha Upsilon extends congratulations to Alpha Rho upon her 
revival. A. P. Thomson. 

February 6, 1894. 



ALPHA OMEGA— LELAND STANFORD. Jr., UNIVERSITY. 

The Christmas vacation has intervened since you have last heard 
from the Leland Stanford, Jr., University. But we have all returned 
after the winter festivities to enter upon another kind of enjoyment. 
Hard times have not been troubling the brothers on this side of the 
Rpckies, and the "midnight feeds" are forthcoming as often as ever. 

The Midwinter Fair at San Francisco is now open, and great prepa- 
rations are being made for Stanford Day. At the dedication Miss Nash, 
one of our Kappa Alpha Theta friends, was among a representative few 
young ladies who were given the honor of addressing the multitude. 

Exceedingly fine preparations are being made for athletics at the 
Fair, and the intercollegiate field-day will be held on its grounds. Then 
we expect, with better success than last year, to defeat our rival across 
the bay at Berkeley. Also a rival debate or oratorical contest is on the 
tapis, and arrangements will soon be completed for one or the other, 
which the Leland Stanford, Jr., University expects to capture as easily 
as it did before. 

We have now with us brother Durand who left the frozen east to do 
post-graduate work here. He is very popular and had no sooner arrived 
than he was made president of the tennis association. 

Brother Merrill, who for the past year has been Vice-Consul in India 
under his father, has returned to resume his studies. Brother W. J. 



174 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Edwards, '92, visits us quite frequently, and old times are recalled in 
the usual way. 

The junior class, for the first time since the opening, will issue an 
Annual this year. It promises to be a credit to the University, yet no 
coat of arms will shine forth more brightly on its leaves than will the 
emblem of old Sigma Chi. J. E. Alexander. 

February 14, 1894. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA OMICRON— TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

The Christmas holidays having passed, Tulane again opened for the 
winter term on January 2. The faculty showed their interest in our wel- 
fare by assigning work in such quantities as to banish from our minds 
all reflections on the pleasures of the previous week. Notwithstanding 
that some of us were dubious about the result of fall term examinations, 
we started to work in earnest and, by the end of the week, things were 
running as smoothly as if there had been no interruption in the regular 
work. 

Invitations have been sent out for the laying of the corner-stone of 
the Arts and Sciences building at the new university grounds, and all 
indications point to the completion of the buildings for the opening of 
next session. 

Tulane, in common with most other schools, gave football a trial this 
session and, judging from the way she played in the face of numerous 
difficulties, I think she will be heard from in the future. Three games 
were played: with the Southern Athletic Club of this city, who beat us 
12 to o; with State A. and M. College, whom we beat 34 to o; and with 
the University of Mississippi, who beat us 12 to 4. The last-named 
team had played S. A. C. such a close game on Thanksgiving that 
Tulane sympathizers were not very confident of victory. 

We met brother Kimbrough, who was centre-rush on the Mississippi 

team. He is an enthusiastic Sig, and gladdened our hearts by telling 

of the success Eta has been meeting in the rushing line. There were 

no Sigs on our team, so he had no scruples about playing his best 

against Tulane. 

The pleasure of several meetings has been increased b}' the presence 
of brother John Stafford White, Alpha Theta, who is here on business, 
and whose stay has been a source of great pleasure to us all, as we are 
always glad to see visiting Sigs. We received a short visit from Palmer 
Carter, Alpha Omicron, '93, who was in the city for a few days. 

Brother S. Logan, who was unable, on account of ill health, to get 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 175 

back to college at the opening, has now returned to us. Alpha Omi- 
cron is strengthened by his coming. 

Phi Kappa Sigma has re-established, in the Law department, its Phi 
chapter, which in former times, according to the newspapers, was one 
of the leading chapters of the old University of Louisiana. 

On January 13, the Glendy Burke Literary Society celebrated its 
fourteenth anniversary by public exercises in Tulane Hall. The medals 
for debate were won by brothers Carre and Howe. 

January 22, 1894. W. H. H-wwaro. 

ALPHA PSI— VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter we have been running along very smoothly at 
Vanderbilt, with but one incident of moment to vary the usual order. 
That was the ''spiking'* and initiation of Mr. S. Carter Schwing of 
Louisiana. Brother Schwing was rushed by several other fraternities; 
but after quite a sharp contest we convinced him that the best thing he 
could do would be to become a loyal Sig. Accordingly, the initiation 
was gone through with in great form, and we have a man who, we feel 
confident, will do us honor. Our chapter now numbers twenty men, is 
strong and healthy, and we think men more congenial could not be 
found. 

The student body has just passed through that long and terrible 
annual ordeal, the intermediate examinations, and Alpha Psi is now 
relieved of the fear of losing any of her freshmen by '*bad eyes" or vari- 
ous other ills. It is rather early to forecast the awarding of honors, but 
the examinations just past show that Alpha Psi will get at least her 
share as usual. 

In athletics we have just passed through a most successful football 
season, winning seven games out of eight played and the championship 
of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. Brothers Connell and Goodson 
played full-back and half-back respectively on the team, and won great 
praise and general admiration. The outlook for baseball is very prom- 
ising. The boys are already at practice, and the material is splendid. 

By warm weather we expect to have an excellent team. The glee, banjo 
and mandolin clubs are great successes this year and have already given 
several performances with great satisfaction to the public. They expect 
to make a trip soon through the south, visiting Louisville, Chattanooga 
and other points. Alpha Psi is well represented in these organizations 
by brothers Reed, Schwing, and Meadows. 

We have received letters from two chapters, and hope to get still 
others, though we ourselves have been negligent in this respect. 

February. 3, 1894. C. E. Dunbar. 



176 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

THE SIGS. 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book.) 

TUNE, * 'MICHAEL ROY." 

Once in our town there lived some boys 

Whose names we all revere. 
They took first place in all our fun 

And in all places near. 
They used to go to the city 

On every Saturday night, 
And oh! what times they would have there. 

They'd get most awfully tight. 

Chorus — For oh! for oh! those boys were all so wise> 

Their family name no one could tell. 
They all were Sigma Chi*s. 

With spirits high, on midnight bums, 

They feasted oft and well. 
The other frats could have the crumbs — 

These boys put on the swell. 
When with the frats they showed their hand 

Their high was hard to beat; 
They simply raked in all the stuff 

And left the others neat. 

Chorus — 

These boys they never got in scrapes. 

Wherever they were placed; 
They» never broke a college rule, 

And never were disgraced. 
*Twas only when they were alone 

And naught but silence around. 
Then they would let all Bedlam loose. 

Not caring for the sound. 

Chorus — 

Those boys have now all sobered down 

Their business to pursue; 
TheyVe got some darling little wives. 

And some their babies too. 
But oft they think of college days, 

Remembering what is past. 
And still they all are Sigma Chis, 

And will be till the last. 

Chorus — 

Arthur C. Baldwin, Mu, '96. 



PERSONALIA. 177 



PeiTsonalia. 

Marcellus Manly, Gamma, '66, is living in Santa Ana, Calif. 
Frank B. Hargrave, Kappa, '89, is practicing law at Latrobe, Pa. 
L. R. Garrett, Alpha Upsilon, '95, is reading law in Los Angeles, Calif. 

E. A. Reed, Alpha Upsilon, '90, is practicing medicine at El Monte, 
!^alif. 

R. T. Hall, Alpha Upsilon, '93, is in business with his brother in 
'resno, Calif. 

Major-General Ben. P. Runkle, Alpha, '57, is now located in Los 
mgeles, Calif. 

Chas. E. Hunter, Kappa, '84, is practicing law very successfully at 
ireensburg, Pa. 

C. C. Sandels, Kappa, '95, is studying medicine at Western Univer- 
ity, Pittsburg, Pa. 

Garnet Gehr, Theta, '91, has been chosen counsel of the Commission- 
rs of Franklin County, Penn. 

O. L. Sigafoos, Theta, '93, has re-entered Lafayette and has been 
lected poet of the Senior class. 

Freeman G. Teed, Kappa, '73, has been elected president of the 
^ity^ Council of Los Angeles, Calif. 

Gilbert V. Russell, Alpha Alpha, '96, is now at Camelot, N. Y. He 
;^ill return to Hobart College next year. 

Frederic J. Leach, Alpha Alpha, '95, is now engaged as assistant 
ditor on one of the Lyons, N. Y., newspapers. 

Chas. E. Folmer, Kappa, '92, is in the shoe business with his father 
t Orwigsburg, Pa., known as the Folmer Shoe Co. 

F. D. Van Winkle, Zeta Zeta, '84, has been made secretary and 
reasurer of the Post-Glover Electric Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Thaddeus Bell McCormick, Dallas, Tex., of Chi chapter, is attend- 
ng his father's alma mater and has affiliated with Zeta Zeta. 

W. M. Fible, Zeta Zeta, '84, has severed his connection with the 
Citizens' National Bank of Kansas City, Mo., and entered the brokerage 
business under the firm name of Houston & Fible, 15 Delaware street. 



178 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

C. B. Raymond, Alpha Lambda, '92, has established himself in the 
drug business at Smyrna, Del. 

Sam Durand, Alpha Lambda, '91, is taking a post-graduate course 
in engineering at Stanford University. 

George C. Strasenburgh, Alpha Alpha, '92, is now located in the 
City Surveyor's office, Rochester, N. Y. 

Arthur Babbitt, Alpha Lambda, '93, and George Ingersoll, Alpha 
Zeta, '90, are practicing law in partnership at Beloit, Wis. 

C. M. Fackler, Zeta Zeta, '92, is a member of the Senior class of the 
Louisville Law School. He will practice his profession in Danville, Ky. 

C. M. Whicher, Alpha Phi, '92, is studying at the Buffalo Medical 
College. He also has the position of Junior Ambulance Surgeon at the 
Fitch Accident Hospital. 

Will J. Price, Zeta Zeta, '92, who has been temporarily filling a 
chair in Centre College Academy, has begun the study of law under 
Hon. Robert Harding, Danville, Ky. 

Ralph F. Potter, Alpha Iota, '90, has been appointed attorney for 
the Central Union Building Loan Association of Bloomington, 111. The 
position is one of honor and emolument. 

Howard Morrison, Alpha Lambda, '89, who was called to Madison 
by the sad death of his father, Supt. W. H. Morrison, of the University 
of Wisconsin, will make his residence in Madison. 

Dr. S. Lewis Ziegler, Kappa, '80, and Phi Phi, '85, of 1504 Walnut 
street, Philadelphia, recently read a paper before the Section on Diseases 
of the Eye of the Pan-American Medical Congress at Washington, D. C. 

F. E. Brewer, Alpha Phi, '92, is tutoring at his home, Gilbertsville, 
N. Y. He received the degree of A. M. in course at Commencement 
last June at Indiana University, in which institution he was an instructor 
last year. 

J. M. B. Birdwhistell, Zeta Zeta, '80, editor of The Anderson N€U% 
Lawrenceburgh, Ky., has lately had bestowed upon him the judicial 
ermine. He was valedictorian of his class and wears the title of Judge 
with dignity. 

Edwin L. Shuman, Omega, '87, of the Chicago Evening JourM^* 
and Geo. Ade and Jno. T. McCutcheon, Delta Delta, of the ChU^i^ 
Record, represented their papers at the opening of the Mid-winter Fair 
at San Francisco. 



PERSONALIA. 179 

Harry R. Hall, Alpha Gamma, '89, is chemist for the Carbon Iron 
Co., Parryville, Pa. 

T. Glen Munford, Zeta, '94, is employed in the Norfolk & Western 
fi. R. offices at Roanoke, Va. 

David Atwood, Alpha Lambda, '96, has entered Beloit College, and 
is now a member of Alpha Zeta. 

A. E. Wiggam, Chi, '93, formerly Grand Praetor of Fourth Province, 
has settled at Colorado Springs, Col. 

Rev. Frank Irwin, Chi, '87, is now pastor of a large and desirable 
Presbyterian church at Bay City, Mich. 

A. P. McCormick, Chi, '92, and Theta Theta, '93, is meeting with 
great success in the practice of law at Dallas, Tex. 

Albert S. Kemp, Theta, '71, is now in business in Havre de Grace, 
Md. His health which has not been good is now growing better. 

Floyd A. Woods, Delta Chi, has engaged in the real estate and 
nsurance business in Phoenix, Arizona. The style of the firm is Cap- 
inger & Woods. 

Fred Charlton, Chi, '93, and A. B.Graham, Chi, *9i, expect to prac- 
ice medicine in Indianapolis after graduating from the Indiana Medical 
Zollege in March. 

W. Poyntill Kemper, Alpha Lambda, '92, is instructor in Latin, 
Physical Director, and Musical Director of the St. John's Military Aca 
iemy at Delafield, Wis. 

Jas. H. Swango, Zeta Zeta, '93, was recently admitted to the bar by 
he Court of Appeals of Kentucky. He is now Professor of History 
nd Civil Government in Hazle Green Academy. He will in all proba- 
bility attend Harvard Law School next session. 

Harry S. Collette, Mu, '90, Annotator of the New York Alumni 
'hapter, passed through Chicago about the middle of February, enroute 

Overton (near Pueblo), Colo. He will assume the duties of superin- 
endent of the plant of the Western Oil Company, and expects to re- 
lain in Overton about six months. 

Dr. W. M. L. Weills, Original Nu, '64, who removed from Harris- 
urg. Pa., to Colorado some time ago, has again taken up his residence 

1 Harrisburg at 1836}^ N. Sixth street. He is a brother and classmate 
f Rev. John C. S. Weills, the author of the college histories in the 
!atalogue, who is now chaplain of Sing Sing prison. New York. 



i8o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Chas. S. Fay, Mu, '84, is a well known real estate dealer in Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 

D. E. Monroe, Mu, is well located at Elbridge, N. Y., in the furii- 
ture business. 

W. B. Beauchamp, Alpha Psi, '93, is rn charge of a splendid church 
at Portsmouth, Va. 

J. B. Kerr, Mu, '84, is in the live stock business. His address is 
Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Alcorn Glover, Eta, '91, is serving his second term as a member of 
the Mississippi Legislature from Coahoma Co. 

Chas. L. Owen, Mu, '85, is now at Harvard studying Archaeology 
and Ethnology. He was formerly a civil engmeer. 

Van W. Ailing, Chi and Delta Delta, is in the office of the architect 
of the Illinois Central Railroad Company at Chicago. 

E. E. Ferris, Mu, '84, who has been engaged in an extensive lumber 
business at Linwood, Ohio, has recently built a large planing mill. 

A. H. Longino, Beta Beta, '75, now at Greenwood, Leflore Co., 
Miss., has recently been appointed Chancellor of the seventh Judicial 
District of Mississippi by Gov. J. M. Stone. 

The Portsmouth, Ohio, Timesy of Oct. 28 last, contained the verbatim 
report of an elaborate and excellent political speech by Hon. James W. 
Newman, Gamma, '61, ex-Secretary of State of Ohio. 

Dr. E. E. Montgomery, Mu, '72, is a professor in Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia, and is a frequent contributor to all prominent 
medical journals. He is President of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter 
of Sigma Chi. 

Rev. C. R. Trowbridge, Theta, '82, after being in Easton, Pa., un- 
dergoing treatment on account of impaired health, is at work again in 
his Baltimore pastorate, although he is not as yet fully restored to 
health. May his complete recovery be speedy. 

Earle Brougher, Eta, '90, of Greenville, Texas, represented a defen- 
dant who was charged with murder and who upon a habeas corpus trial 
was remanded and not allowed to give bail. The higher court reversed 
the decision and allowed brother Brougher's client to give bail. Bro. 
Brougher is a hustler not only in his profession but in good work for 
Sigma Chi, as will be seen by his letter to the Texas alumni under 
'^Letters from Alumni Chapters'* in this issue. 



PERSONALIA. i8i 

Henry C. Stilwell, Mu, '89, who has been a very successful business 
man of Dayton, Ohio, has entered the Theological Seminary at Morgan 
Park. 

Drs. J no. K. and Paul R. Scudder, and Clyde P. Johnson, Zeta Psi, 
of Cincinnati, attended the wedding of Dr. Wm. B. Scudder to Miss 
Belle Peabod}' Ward at Chicago, on Jan. 4, 1894. 

C. P. Jones, Mu, '90, is now, by the grace of Harvard University' 
"Doctor Jones." He received M. D. from that institution last June, 
and has a home at Chestnut Hill, Mass., near Boston, where he says 
that "every Sig is welcome." His business address is 688 Boylston 
street, Boston. 

Jno. R. Scott, Theta, '89, who ran for the district attorneyship at 
Gettysburg, Pa., last November, was defeated b}' only 156 votes, which 
was a ver}' creditable run against a popular opponent with a much 
larger adverse majority to fight. He has been elected counsel to the 
commissioners of Adams County, in which Gettysburg is located. 

Herman B. Schmidt, Zeta Psi, '85, the author of "A Bit of German 
University Life" in this issue, has been traveling in Europe for pleasure 
since last June. The scholar's instinct, which made Mr. Schmidt so 
successful in scientific and managerial work for Nelson Morris & Co., 
packers of meat, Chicago, also makes him a most observant traveler 
and delightful writer as to what he has seen. 

Kendal B. Cressey, Mu, '95, is Secretary and Treasurer of the 
Springfield, Ohio, Press Bureau, which has been organized recently for 
the purpose of giving complete news service of the eleventh senatorial 
district of Ohio. The object of the bureau is very laudable, being "to 
guard newspapers from scurrilous and unreliable correspondents,, given 
to faking and suppressing legitimate matter for personal gain." Bro. 
Cressey is a growing man in journalism and we trust that his new enter- 
prise will be a valuable step in his progress. 

Geo. B. Shattuck, Theta Theta, '90, is Secretary of the Kenwood 
Club, the most fashionable family club in Chicago. He is a general 
favorite among all of the members of the club, both male and female, 
as is also brother Jno. R. Hoagland, Theta, '69, who is a member of the 
Auditing Committee of the club. They yield the palm of popularity, 
however, to Mrs. Hoagland, who is a loyal Sig. We trust that her 
handsome son Ralph may some time leave his special course in engi- 
neering at Princeton and enter a college where he can be claimed "by 
his baptismal vow" for Sigma Chi. 



1 82 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Hon. Orville S. Brumback, Beta and Theta Theta, formed a law 
partnership in December with Hon. Frank H. Hurd and Charles A. 
Thatcher, Esq., under the firm name of Hurd, Brumback & Thatcher, 
with offices in Suite 311 to 315 Gardner Building, Toledo, Ohio. 

The Vancouver, Wash., Independent of January 31, says of Edson 
M. Rowley, Theta Theta, '84: 

Mr. £. M. Rowley, chief clerk in the office of Maj. W. H. Nash, chief commissary 
of subsistence department of the Columbia, evidently believes in progression. Althongh 
DOW holding an excellent position, he has been preparing for the dim future and recently 
he was admitted to practice before the Superior Court of Clarke county. Mr. Rowley 
was a graduate of the law department class of 1884, University of Michigan, and was 
the same year admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of that state. 

From an exchange of Nov. 21, concerning Joseph E. Thropp, Upsi- 
lon, '68, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the American 
Protective Tariff League, and a resident of Philadelphia: 

Some seventy of tne prominent citizens and business men of Everett tendered Joseph 
£. Thropp, proprietor of the Everett Furnace, a complimentary reception on Saturday 
evening last, which was a very enjoyable occasion to all concerned. Captain W. P. 
Barndollar presided and introduced the speakers, of whom there were several. Ad 
address of welcome was made and replied to by Mr. Thropp, and a number of toasts 
were responded to, and a letter was read from Spencer M. Janey, president of the Hunt- 
ingdon & Broad top Railroad. 

We are indebted to Grand Praetor George D. Harper for the follow- 
ing notice in a Cincinnati paper of Burr W. Mcintosh, Phi, '84, whose 
great success in Nat Goodwin's '*In Mizzoura'* is creating so much 
public comment. As will be seen by Epsilon's letter, brother Mcintosh 
was entertained by the boys when his company played at Washington: 

Considering the fact that the college boys own the town this week, it would be very 
graceful to turn over a generous portion of it to Mr. Burr Mcintosh, the hardy "Jo Ver- 
non "of the "In Mizzoura" company. He is a typical college man — a student of La 
Fayette — a member of the Sigma Chi college fraternity, and a graduate of Princeton. 
Many a time has he been applauded in his character of the sturdy blacksmith by the 
skyrocket yells of old Nassau. In his rooms at the Burnet House he treasures a stand of 
colors that was presented to him by the 200 Princeton students at the performance after 
the great Princeton-U. of P. football game. Some of the older Princeton men in this 
vicinity remember him. He is a very ambitious man, a hard student, and has acquired 
quite a reputation from his literary efforts. He is at present at work upon a play which 
will be staged in the spring. He is a graceful speaker, an inimitable story-teller, and is 
always in demand at college banquets. He was the hero on the occasion of the great 
Columbian banquet given by the college men at the White Horse Inn at the Fair this 
summer. The Princeton glee club men will hunt him up when they strike the town, 
and the staid theater-goers may have their ears assailed the last of the week by "Sissf 
Boom! Ab! Princeton!" 



PERSONALIA, 183 

Carl Foster, Omicron, '93, is studying law with Cyrus G. Derr, 542 

Court street, Reading, Pa. He reports Edwin Sassaman, Omicron, '83, 

as having a thriving law practice in that city; and J. Newton Rhoads, 

Omicron, '79, as being court stenographer for Berks County in which 

Reading is located and also for Cumberland County. To the other 

Sigma Chi residents of Reading, who are mentioned in the Catalogue, 

there has been added brother W. H. Heller, Chi, '89, proprietor of a 

tannery of fine leather. An interesting alumni meeting could be held at 

Reading, and some pleasant and valuable friendships formed and 

cemented. 

Prof. J. Elfreth Watkins, Phi, '71, has severed his connection with 
the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and has become Curator of 
the Department of Industrial Arts in the Field Columbian Museum, 
Chicago. Said the Chicago Tribune on February 1 1 : 

Prof. J. Elfreth Watkins, the Curator of the Department of Industrial Arts in the 
Field Museum, is expected to reach the city in a few days to begin his new work. He 
was given a farewell banquet February 6 by his colleagues of the Smithsonian Institution 
and other scientific bodies in Washington. Prof. Thomas Wilson presided. Addresses 
were made by Theodore N. Ely, Prof. Winlock, Prof. True, Prof. William Elroy Curtis, 
Prof. Otis T. Mason, Mr. Green, Prof. B. E. Fernow, Mr. McGuire, Mr. Merrill, Prof. 
Holmes, Dr. Dall, Mr. Maynard, and Prof. Watkins. After sketching briefly the history 
of the new museum in Chicago and his connection with it, Mr. Watkins went on to say: 

"The railway collections at the Fair which are to remain in Chicago, together with 
many others illustrating the developments of electrical, mechanical, and civil engineer- 
ing, form the nucleus of one of the three great departments of the museum, the depart- 
ment of industrial arts, that I have been called upon to administer. Were my chief here 
tonight he would give you an earnest invitation to visit the new museum, the doors of 
which, it is hoped, will be open in a few months. I speak by authority when I say that 
it is the wish of the President and the members of the Board of Trustees of the Colum- 
bian Museum that the most cordial relations shall exist between it and the great institu- 
tions with which you are connected, and I take it that your presence here tonight means 
more in this connection than the simple ' good-by' to an associate. I feel confident from 
my knowledge of the men who will direct the great work before us in Chicago, men whom 
as I know them better I admire more and more, that you will find them ever desirous to 
co-operate with the scientific bureaus of the government in every laudable undertaking." 

Nine years ago Prof. Watkins became connected with the National Museum as Hon- 
orary Curator of the Department of Transportation. In 1887 he became the active 
Curator, a position he has held ever since with the exception of the time he was in Chi- 
cago to arrange the exhibit of the Pennsylvania railroad at the World's Fair. His 
arrangement of the exhibit relating to the subject in the National Museum indicates that 
he has a knowledge of the history of transportation equaled by few. When the Field 
Columbian Museum was provided for the trustees asked Prof. Watkins to become the 
bead of the Department of Transportation and he accepted. 



1 84 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Grace Baptist Church of New York City, of which Rev. Theo. A. K. 
Gessler, Consul of the New York Alumni Chapter, is pastor, has 
removed from its former home on E. Ninety-second street to take up its 
permanent work in the neighborhood of 719 St. Nicholas avenuCi 
between 145th and 146th streets. At that number a spacious residence 
has been secured where all of the meetings of the church will be held 
until suitable lots can be purchased and a permanent church edifice 
erected. Besides a kindergarten, boys' brigade, a reading and music 
room, and other good features of work, the church has opened an 
amusement room in its house for the use of its Young Men's Club, 
which is provided with a billiard table, chess, and checkers. This lib- 
eral spirit toward proper amusements has made brother Gessler popular 
among broad-minded people. Among the young men who have been 
attracted by Dr. Gessler's preaching, is brother O. O. A. Wilkinson, 
Mu, '90, who always attended the services when he lived near Dr. 
Gessler's church. 

On December 6, Dr. Gessler delivered an address concerning the 
atonement before a national Baptist Congress at Augusta, Ga., which 
the Atlanta Constitution called "the hit of the evening**: 

The Baptist congress continued its session during the evening with discussions of 
the topic, "Ethical versus Forensic Conceptions of Salvation." The topic is interesting 
only to theologians. It brought out some highly metaphysical papers. Dr. Gessler. of 
New York, made the hit of the evening when he declared that the thought which had 
impressed him most during the discussion was that it was not necessary to understand 
any of the papers which had been read in order to be saved. The question of the atone- 
ment always would be a mystery to the human mind, but any man who was ready to 
accept Christ could have salvation and have it now. 

Said the Augusta Chronicle: 

The easy and graceful manner of Dr. Gessler's address yesterday made his effort 
one of the hiost popular features of this unique and interesting meeting. He possesses a 
classic face and musical voice. He is pastor of Grace Baptist church in the fashionable 
quarter of the great metropolis. 

The theme ** Emotionalism in Religion** was treated by Rev. Joha 
Lipscomb Johnson, LL.D., Eta, *76, of Columbus, Miss., as well as by 
Dr. Gessler. Said the Augusta Chronicle: 

Dr. Johnson's excellent paper was full of genuine emotion, and was thoroughly 
enjoyed by all present. President Northen next introduced Rev. Theo. A. K. Gessler. 
D. D.. pastor of Grace church, New York. Dr. Gessler made a departure from the cus- 
tom followed by those who preceded him, and spoke without manuscript, further than 
an occasional glance at his notes. He spoke with more vigor of delivery than previous 
speakers in the congress, and displayed ability as an orator, and in cogency of thought 
and graceful diction. 



PERSONALIA, 185 

From recent numbers of the Butler Coiiegian, published at Irvington, 
Ind., where the Rho is located, concerning Sigma Chis: 

A. M. Chamberlain, '84, has closed his engagement as pastor at Newport News, Va., 
and is visiting bis wife's parents in Indianapolis. 

Ray D. Meeker, '91, is with Royal Columbian Electric Co. 

The Sigma Chis feel very much gratified over the year's prospect. They have this 
term completed the furnishing of their hall. Up to date four new men have been initi- 
ated. The chapter now consists of the following members: Arthur A. Johnson, Walter 
Hadley, Albert Hall, John Butler, Merle Sidener, Ernest Burford, Richard Yoke, Ben- 
jamin Freeman, John HoUit, Tom Barker, Urban Barker, Carl Recker. 

Mr. Oscar Helming. '89, is pursuing his theological studies at Burns, New York City. 

Mr. Crate Bowen. ex-'94, is continuing his study of law under Senator Shockney, of 
Union City. 

Mr. Clarence Brewer, ex-'95, who spent most of the summer in Chicago, is now at 
home in Danville, Ind , assisting his father as Deputy Auditor. 

Hon. Geo. W. Cooper, Lambda, '72, is making an excellent record 
in Congress (as, indeed, are the other three Sigma Chis in that body — 
brothers Pence, Meiklejohn, and Kyle), as will be seen from the follow- 
ing Washington correspondence in the Louisville Courier-Journal of 
Feb. 8, 1894: 

Your Congressman, who takes counsel of his fears, who would rather have the 
approval of his constituents than of his conscience, who skips from pillar to post in a 
retreat from responsibility, is mighty apt to find himself surprised before he is done with 
it. The people are not fools, and in the end they will find out which is the base and 
which the genuine metal. When Mr. Cooper, of Indiana, went ahead serving his con- 
stitnents with his head and his heart, he was warned that his political life would be the 
forfeit. He bravely replied: "So be it; I am here to serve my people according to my 
best judgment, and I am not to be turned from my coarse by every breeze that blows." 
With that as his motto he went ahead and worked for the repeal of the Sherman law; he 
urged tariff reform at all times and everywhere, and his whole influence is for rigid 
economy in public expenditures. Womanly as is his manner, gentle as is his nature, he 
was adamant in his course. It is easy enough to be brave physically; but it requires a 
man to be brave politically; the bravest course is always the most prudent. Cooper has 
so fonnd it. Though he was warned and threatened, he persisted in the right as he saw 
it. and to the utter astonishment of those who warned and threatened, every advice from 
his district is to the effect that he is stronger with his people than ever before. 

Business, like death, loves a shining mark, and it was with refined malice that Raum 
pursued Cooper. The latter had discovered the peculation and corruption of the Pension 
office when Raum was at its head. He it was who had that office thoroughly investigated 
and brought to light the mass of fraud with which it was honeycombed. Raum and 
Ranm's agents pursued him with all the malignity of detected villainy, but that hardy 
constituency between Louisville and Indianapolis knew George Cooper. They stood by 
him and sustained him. and that they will do again. 

One of the most active men in the House and one of the most popular, a capital 
speaker and possessing the confidence of the whole body, George W. Cooper's career of 



1 86 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

usefulness is just beginning. He is a mialy little min. a Democratic Democrat of the 
Courier- Journal' s brand, and deserves all the success be has achieved. 

There was no speech made on the income-tax amendmsnt that was more eCectuil 
than Mr. Cooper's. In the first place he is a student, and in the second place he never 
speaks without knowing what he is talking about, and that is a great thing for your Coq. 
gressman. Take the following from his speech and think about it. It is as full of 
thought as an egg is of meat:  « « 

This is only one sample of a dozen similar ones that might be quoted. He had 
studied the subject thoroughly. Indeed, he never goes off half-cocked. He gave a his- 
tory of the income-tax in England, and showed how admirably it had worked in that 
country. I wish I had space to quote what he said on that head. It is a great pity that 
Congress is not full of George Coopers. 

The following very complimentary notice of Rev. John F. Goucher, 
D. D., Omicron, '68, President of the Woman's College of Baltimore, is 
taken from the Baltimore Netvs of Aug. 30, 1893: 

One of the (inest houses of worship in the city is that of the First Methodist Episco- 
pal Church, at the north-west corner of St. Paul and Third streets. Not only does the 
architectural beauty of the church attract the passer by, but to those who are acquainted 
with the history of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, the noble pile causes 
them to pause. * * * 

Among the men who have graced the pulpit of the First Church, have been some of 
the most eloquent men who ever expounded the teachings and doctrines of John Wesley. 
The one man, however, to whom is due. to a great extent, the beautiful home of the 
First M. E. Church people is the Rev. Dr. John F. Goucher. the president of the Wom- 
an's College of Baltimore. By his wise and prudent counsel and his liberality has it 
been made possible for the old Lovely Lane meeting house to exist at present in Balti- 
more in the splendid structure that crowns the northern section of Baltimore with its 
beauty. 

The Rev. Dr Gaucher wis the pastor of the First Church when the movement for 
a larger structure was began, and to his energy and zeal can be attributed the temple 
that now retl'>.'ct-i credit upon the Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore. 



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cnarriages. 

L. A. Bauman, Alpha Lambda, '87, was married Aug. 30, 1893, to 
Miss Sprague. They are residing at Oshkosh, Wis., where Mr. Bauman 
is engaged in the drug business. 

R. L. Peck, Zeta, '93, was married to Miss Bettie Brown of Spring- 
field, Tenn., on November 23, 1893. Brother Peck is doing well at the 
practice of law in the above-named town. 

On November 8th, at the home of the bride's mother, University, 
Calif., E. E. Hall, Alpha Upsilon,- '93, was united in marriage with 
Miss Winifred Farnsworth. Brother Hall resides near Ventura, Calif. 

The afternoon of Jan. 2, 1894, witnessed the marriage of Samuel B. 
Harding and Miss Susie F. Hopkins at Wauwatosa, Wis. Mr. Harding 
is an alumnus of Alpha Lambda, class of '90. He is at present super- 
intendent of the Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Works at North Milwaukee. 
Mr. and Mrs. Harding will make their home at Wauwatosa. 

FREDERICK HELMER. ALPHA PHI. 94. 

The Hamilton, Canada, Times of Jan. 17 contains an account of the 
wedding of Frederick Helmer, Alpha Phi, '94. The best man, Stuart 
Boynton, is an alumnus of Alpha Phi, class of '93, and is a member of 
the Chicago Alumni Chapter: 

The MacNab street Presbyterian Church was crowded at noon today on the occasion 
of the marriage of Mr. Frederick Helmer, son of Mr. J. S. Helmer. of Lockport, N. Y., 
to Miss May Williams, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Williams, of this city. On 
the stroke of 12 the strains of the Lohengrin " Wedding March " announced to the many 
Assembled in the church the approach of the bridal party. On the right aisle were the 
Ushers. Mr. Thomas Cook, of Hamilton, and Messrs. Arthur Davison and Harry Bene- 
dict, of Lockport. The interest centered in the left aisle, from which approached 
!^aster Seymour Williams, brother of the bride; her little cousin, Miss Douglass Wil- 
iaxns. Next were the bridesmaids, Miss Helmer, of Lockport. and Miss Holly Williams. 
>f Pittsburg. Pa. Directly after was the bride leaning on the arm of her father. She 
iras met at the altar by the bridegroom and the groomsman, Mr. Stuart Boynton. of 
Chicago. The bride looked lovely in a wedding gown of white brocaded satin, trimmed 
v-ith lace and pearls, and carried a magnificent bouquet of roses. 

After the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Dr. Fletcher, the bridal party 
^turned to the residence of the bride's parents, Queen street south, where an elegant 
breakfast was served by Newport. The newly married couple left at 2:45 '^^^s afternoon 
or their new home in Lockport. 

The presents received by Mr. and Mrs. Helmer were many and costly, coming from 
tiany friends across the line as well as in Canada. 



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Dr. Wm. R. HOCH. THETA. '77. 

The following account of the marriage of Dr. Hoch is taken from 
the Philadelphia Press of Sunday, November 12. The best man, Dr. 
Miller B. Hartzell, is also an alumnus of Theta, class of '74: 

The marriage of Miss Eleanor R. Wigton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Wigtoo, 
to Dr. William R. Hoch took place on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, 1893, at half past 7 
o'clock at the West Arch street Presbyterian Church, corner of Arch and Eighteenth 
streets. Rev. Dr. Samuel A. Mutchmore, of the Memorial Church, Eighteenth street and 
Montgomery avenue, performing the ceremony. The church was decorated with palms, 
lilies, chrysanthemums and other choice flowers. The bride's gown was of Empire cot, 
of white moire antique silk, trimmed with old point and duchesse lace, with relievings of 
myrtle sprays. She wore a flowing tulle veil, which was caught up with diamond star, 
and carried a bouquet of white bride roses and lilies of the valley. She also wore a dia- 
mond pendant, the gift of the groom. Elizabeth M. Cook, of Highland. Fla., maid of 
honor, was attired in a gown of pale lavender bengaline, with chiffon crepe trimmings, 
and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The bridesmaids. Miss Henrietta 
Ziegler. of Philipsburg, Pa., and Miss Elizabeth Hoch, sister of the groom, wore gowns 
of pink bengaline and carried bouquets of pink chrysanthemums. Dr. Miller B. Hartzell 
was the groom's best man, and Ralph E. Miller, of Pine Grove, Pa.; Mr. William C. 
Magee, of Pittsburg, Pa.; and Dr. G. G. Davies, Dr. Charles Baum and Mr. Dimner 
Beeber, of this city, were the ushers. A reception followed the wedding at the residence 
of the bride's parents. 181 1 Spring Garden street. The wedding gifts were numerous 
iind handsome.   * 

JOHN DYMOND, Jr.. ALPHA OMICRON, '88. 

The following account of the wedding of John Dymond, Jr., Alpha 
Omicron, '88, is taken from the New Orleans Picayune of November 19, 
1893: 

On Thursday evening, Nov. 16, Trinity Church was the scene of a very brilliant 
event, when the marriage of Miss Nita Shakespeare, daughter of Hon. Joseph A. Shake- 
speare, to Mr. John Dymond, Jr., was celebrated in the presence of a large and fashion- 
able assemblage of friends and acquaintances that crowded the church from chancel to 

door. 

 •> * The bride was accompanied to the altar by her father, where the groom 

with his best man, Mr. Elias Skaunel. awaited her coming. Rev. John A. Percival per- 
formed the beautiful service of the Episcopal Church in feeling and impressive tones. 
During the ceremony soft music was played, and as the benediction was pronounced the 
bridesmaids knelt, forming a beautiful picture. The bridesmaids were exquisitely 
gowned in white satin and tulle and wore half veils of illusion; artistic clusters of bridal 
roses and carnations tied with white satin ribbons were carried. The bride, a pro- 
nounced brunette, looked e.xceedingly lovely in a handsome gown of rich white satin, 
made with low cut corsage and full accordeon-plaited sleeves, garnitured with duchesse 

lace. A long veil of snowy illusion was fastened to the dark hair with a spray of lilies 
of the valley and fell in graceful folds to the end of the train. A shower bouquet of 
bridal roles, lilies of the valley and trailing ferns was carried. After the ceremony a 
reception, from half-past 8 to 11, was held at the family residence, at which a limited 
number of guests were present. 

* * * The bridal couple were the recipients of many handsome and costly gifts. 
Mr. and Mrs. Dymond have gone to housekeeping in a pretty and cozy home, at the 
corner of Fourth and Chestnut streets. 



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ROBERT BUCKNER PARKER, ALPHA OMICRON, 89. 

The New Orleans Times- Democrat of Sunday, January 21, 1894, gives 
the following account of the wedding of Robert Buckner Parker, Alpha 
Omicron, '89: 

Trinity Church was the scene of a large and brilliant assemblage, on Wednesday 
evening, which gathered to witness the marriage of Miss Maud May, daughter of Mr. A. 
H. May, to Mr. Robert Buckner Parker. The grand old edifice was never before, per- 
haps, so exquisitely decorated as on this occasion. The chancel was entirely transformed 
into a tropical bower. The large and handsome palms and plants, with their graceful 
drooping branches were placed on the steps leading to it, and each corner was filled with 
the same handsome plants. The bases of the reading desk and pulpit were banked with 
delicate ferns of every variety. Just above the chancel rail, extending from the columns 
on either side, was a floral fretwork formed of garlands of smilax, on which were tied 
hnge bow-knots made of rich white satin ribbon. * * * * The bride, who entered 
leaning on her father's arm, proceeded slowly to the altar, where the groom, with his 
best man. Dr. Wm. E. Parker, awaited them. Rev. Beverly Warner performed the 
very impressive ceremony. The bride wore an elegant gown of white satin made with a 
train and low cut corsage and large puffed sleeves. A bertha of elegant lace finished the 
exquisite costume. Around her neck she wore a magnificent diamond necklace, a gift 
from her father. She carried a bouquet of white hyacinths and lilies of the valley. 
Her entire form was enveloped in a long veil of soft illusion, which was gracefully fast- 
ened to her dark hair by a diamond ornament. The bridesmaids wore lovely but simple 
gowns of white muslin de soie over white satin, trimmed in rufSes of the same material 
in accordeon plaits; they carried white prayer books, which they opened and followed 
the text of the service. After the ceremony the bridal party and a few near relatives 
were entertained at the home of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Parker left the same evening 
for a short bridal tour. On their return they will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. 
May. 

HUGO S. SPEIDEL, KAPPA KAPPA, 86, 

A Sigma Chi wedding was that of Hugo S. Speidel, of Paterson, N. 
J. One of the ushers, Port D. McConney, is of the class of '95 of Kappa 
Kappa. The most prominent piece of decoration was a Sigma Chi 
badge, made of cut flowers. Opposite the pews reserved for the rela- 
tives, were a number reserved for Kappa Kappa chapter, and marked 
by blue and gold ribbons. The following account is taken from the 
Champaign, 111., Daily Gazette of Dec. 21: 

One of the most fashionable and elaborate weddings ever occurring in the Twin 
Cities, was that of Mr. Hugo Speidel, of Paterson, N. J., and Miss Addie, daughter of 
Mrs. R. A. Sutton, of Urbana, yesterday evening. The wedding ceremony was per- 
formed in the Urbana Universalist Church, comer Green and Birch streets, by Rev. R. 
G. Hobbs, pastor of the First Methodist church in this city, and was witnessed by only 
a small party of friends and relatives of the young people. The auditorium of the 
church, which has but recently been refitted, was transformed into a dream of beauty, 
and the soft fragrance of the choicest roses perfumed the air. It was made a true pic 



I90 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

ure of an elaborate church wedding. The alcove in the rear of the station where the 
ceremony was to be performed, was made a bewildering forest of beautiful and massive 
tropical plants, and to the front of this wilderness of plants was a profusion of roses 
which blended with the snow-white floor-covering which surrounded the pulpit. Mid- 
way down the centre aisle was a tall arch made of Christmas holly, caught up by mass- 
ive bows of white satin ribbon. All the chandeliers were covered with Christmas holly 
and the jets of gas threw a mellow light over the surroundings which made the efifect 
completely enchanting. 

Those who held invitations began to arrive by 7:30 and were shown to their seats by 
the ushers, Mr. L. B. Clark of Chicago, Mr. Port McConney of Indianapolis. Mr. Kerscb 
of Rock Island and Mr. Jake M. Kaufman of this city. A few minutes before 8 o*clock 
carriages containing the wedding party arrived at the church entrance and their occu- 
pants walked into the church over a soft carpet which had been extended from the curb 
to the entrance. The pews reserved for the immediate family and intimate friends, on 
the left side of the centre aisle, were designated by their decoration, which was Christ- 
mas holly wreaths, tied with satin bows. The pews on the opposite side of the aisle, re- 
served for members of the Sigma Chi fraternity, of whjch the groom is a member, were 
decorated similarly, except that the wreaths were held by bows of Sigma Chi colors— 
blue and gold. 

A few minutes after the arrival of the relatives and intimate friends, Mr. A. E. 
Weusteman, of this city, who presided at the organ, touched the first soft notes of Men. 
delssoho's wedding march and this was the announcement of the approach of the bridal 
party. The ushers marched down either side aisle, followed by the bride's maids, Nellie 
and Mary McConney. of Indianapolis, and Eunice and Enda Sheldon, of Urbana, all 
cousins of the bride. They were attired in white dotted Swiss gowns and pink moire 
sashes. Each carried a small bouquet of pink roses. At the altar they met and the four 
ushers leading the way, they advanced down the central aisle to the church entrance, 
where they parted and allowed the bride to advance, passing between the two lines. She 
was preceded by little Tommie Wheldon, her nephew, who wore a pretty suit of black- 
velvet. He carried a basket of roses which he scattered in the pathway, and directly 
back of him came his pretty little sister, Kate Wheldon, who carried a large white satin 
pillow on which the bride and grOom were to receive the benediction. Then came the 
bride, followed by her maid of honor, Miss Kittie McConney, of Indianapolis, who was 
attired as the bride's maids. She was followed by the four little maids and ushers. The 
groom, accompanied by Mr. Otto Huber. of Rock Island, best man, approached by the 
right aisle and met the party at the altar where Rev. Mr. Hobbs was in waiting. The 
ceremony was that of the Methodist Episcopal church and was short. The bride was 
attired in white duchesse satin, entraine, point lace, diamond ornaments and carried & 
bouquet of bride's roses. 

On leaving the church the party drove direct to the Sutton home, on Elm stre*^* 
where the reception was given. The elegant home was aglow with pretty lights ^ 
there was an abundance of potted plants and choice cut flowers everywhere. '^ 
mantle pieces were banked solid with cut roses and Christmas holly and smilax yf^^^ 



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draped everywhere. All that remained to make it complete was the arrival of the wr^" 



ing party. As the guests entered the spacious hall the University of Illinois Mand 
and Guitar club, which was stationed on the landing, struck up one of its most 
ing airs and the scene was complete. The bridal table was in pink and stood 
under the chandelier, from which was suspended wide pink satin ribbon, reaching 
four corners of the table. The ribbon was entwined with smilax and pink rcses 



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Obituairy. 

CHARLES T. WATROUS, OMEGA. '92. 

From the Chicago Tribune of Tuesday, December 12, 1893: 

Charles T. Watrous, formerly of Evanston, died Sunday night at Albuquerque, N. 
M., of quick consumption at the age of 26. Mr. Watrous was at one time a prominent 
student of Northwestern University and a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He 
always took an active part in all college affairs and athletics, and for two years played 
center on the university football team. He also took several prizes in debate and ora- 
tory. He graduated in 189 1 and went on the stage with the Augustin Daly company. 
He has also played prominent parts in the Haworth company and the Daniel Frohman 
Lyceum company. It was while with the latter company in a tour through the South 
that he took a severe cold that developed into consumption. He leaves a widow and one 
child. The interment will be at Hampshire, 111. 

CHAUNCEY B. RIPLEY, KAPPA, '64. 

The New York Herald of Monday, November 13, contained the fol- 
lowing notice of the death of Mr. Ripley. Mention of the event is also 
made in an editorial in this issue and in the letter from Kappa chapter. 

Chauncey B. Ripley, a prominent citizen of West6eld, N. J., and a well known . 
lawyer of this city, was found dead in his bed in his room on the seventh floor of the 
Ho£fman House at noon yesterday, and all the indications are that he had lain there 
andiscovered for more than thirty-six hours. 

He had stopped at the Hoffman House at times when detained in this city, for the 
last ten years, and as a general thing he did not go to his home more than once or twice 
a week daring the cold months. He received a serious sunstroke on June 14 last, which 
incapacitated him for all work for more than two months, and from the effects of which 
he never fully recovered. He was frequently ill for several days at a time, and for this 
reason the hotel servants were not surprised when they were unable to enter his room 
yesterday morning or the day before. They supposed that he was too ill to get up and 
would ring if he wanted anything. 

Mr. Ripley was last seen alive Friday, when he was visited by his brother. Dr. John 
H. Ripley, of No. 605 Lexington avenue, at the hotel. He had been to his office in the 
Potter Building Thursday, but was unable to get down town the next day. 

The chambermaid knocked several times yesterday morning, and receiving no 
response informed the housekeeper, and Clerk Arthur Ilhenny then forced the door. 

The appearance of the body indicated that Mr. Ripley had been dead for some time. 
a.nd the police of the West Thirtieth street station were notified. Coroner Schultze was 
^umoDoned and decided that death was due to cerebral apoplexy. He gave a permit for 
the removal of the body, and it was taken to a nearby undertaking establishment and 
>vill be shipped to Westfield today. 

Mr. Ripley was a striking figure in the State and federal courts. He was consider- 
ably more than six feet tall and weighed more than three hundred pounds. He was born 



194 ^^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

at South Coventry, Conn., May 14, 1835. and sprang from an old New England family, 
his paternal grandfather having been one of Washington's officers in the Revolutionary 
War. 

After gaining the foundation for a higher education he taught school for a while and 
then entered the Rochester (N. Y.) University, where he remained during i860 and ib6i. 
He again taught for a year or so and then entered the senior class of the Bucknell Uni- 
versity at Lewisburg, Pa., then known as Lewisburg University, graduating in 1864. 

He entered the law school of the University of the City of New York and graduated 
as valedictorian of his class in 1865. For a short time he had an office with Benjamin 
Vaugh Abbott, and then opened an office of his own in Printing House square, where he 
remained until the building was torn down in 1888, when he removed to the Potter 
Building, next door. 

Mr. Ripley was married in 1865 to Cornelia Ross, daughter of Gideon Ross, of 
Westfield, N.J. She died ten years ago, but left no children, and Mr. Ripley has since 
devoted his time to the development of his fine stock farm near Westfield. He was an 
enthusiast on the subject of good roads, and was chairman of the Executive Committee 
and counsel for the National League for Improved Roads, which has its headquarters in 
Washington, and of which Senator Manderson, of Nevada, is president. 

He was chiefly responsible for the famous roadways of Union county, and graded 
and planted shade trees along more than ten miles of Westfield's streets during the 
twenty-eight years that he made that place his home. He paid for a great deal of the 
work out of his own pocket, and the beautiful Westfield avenues will be his lasting mon- 
ument. 

Bucknell University conferred the degree of LL. D. upon him six years ago. and he 
was earnestly besought to accept the presidency of the institution, but his engagements 
were such that it was impossible for him to do so. He was a member of the Sigma Chi 
secret society and was selected to conduct the initiation of President Cleveland into the 
order, but he was prevented by illness from doing so. 

Mr. Ripley was a Presbyterian and was active in church work. He was a democrat 
and has frequently been mentioned as a possible candidate for Governor of New Jersey. 

EDWIN C. TAYLOR, BETA. 

We are indebted to Barnabas Burns, Gamma, '83, for the following 
facts concerning the death of Edwin C. Taylor, of Beta. Bro. Taylor 
attended the University of Wooster in 1892 and was initiated into Beta 
chapter. He was an exemplary young man, with a bright mind and 
pleasing manner, which made many friends for him. The Mansfield, 
Ohio, Daily Shield of Monday, January 29, announced his demise as 
follows: 

Edwin C. Taylor, fourth son of Capt. W. H. Taylor and wife, died at 6 o'clock last 
evening at the family residence on West Fourth street. Ed. had been attending college 
at Media, Pa., but did not return there after the Christmas vacation, owing to his being 
in ill health. He sustained a sunstroke last summer while at Chicago, and the doctors 
thought that had something to do with his illness and advjsed him to rest at home for a 
few months. 

Ed. was down street last Monday morning and when he went home complained of 
being sick and took to his bed. The doctors did not know for several days the cause of 



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his illness, but soon decided that it was bowel complaint. The young su£Ferer realized 
that he could not live and expressed no fear of death. He bade a farewell to his rela- 
tives yesterday afternoon and became unconscious. Ten minutes before his death he 
stepped from his bed and started for the door, but was placed in bed again by his 
brother. He died very peacefully and it was several minutes before his friends by his 
bedside realized that Ed. Taylor was no more. 

Ed. Taylor's death was a great shock to his relatives and friends, who mourn his 
untimely demise. He was born in Sidney, Ohio, February i8, 1874. He was a member 
of the Presbyterian church and also of the Y. M. C. A. He was Second Lieutenant of 
Co. M., O. N. G., and will be greatly missed by his comrades. 

The funeral, which will be private, will be held at the residence to-morrow morning, 
after which the remains will be taken to Sidney, where they will be interred. His two 
brothers, Howard and Rolla, who live at Adrian. Mich., had been notified of his sick- 
ness, but did not arrive until after his death. The young man had his life insured only 
last December for $10,000. 

Bro. Burns has kindly sent this mention of the interment: 
He was buried at Sidney, Ohio, to-day (January 30) under the auspices of Co. M., 
O. N. G., of which Company he was First Lieutenant. The floral tributes were many 
and beautiful, among which was a Sigma Chi Cross of white roses, sent by the resident 
Sigmas. E. B. Cappellar, Paul C. Mitchell, John Ford, Tom Oberlin, Harry Bowers 
and myself. 

THE VEN. HENRY L. ZIEGENFUSS, S. T. D.. THETA, '66. 

Since the editorial in this issue concerning the death of Bro. Ziegen- 
fuss was written, we have received, through the kindness of Dr. Francis 
A. Scratchley of the New York Alumni chapter, and Gilbert V. Russell, 
Alpha Alpha, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., copies of the Poughkeepsie 
newspapers which contain extended accounts of the death, life-work, 
and burial of our deeply lamented alumnus. 

From the Neivs- Telegraph of Saturday, February 10, we clip the fol- 
lowing account of the sad demise: 

The News-Press has a sad story to tell its readers this morning. The Rev. Henry 
L. Ziegenfuss. D. D., the beloved pastor of Christ Episcopal church of this city, is dead. 
The following statement, written by Dr. Bayley and signed at his request by the others 
whose names appear, speaks for itself. 

"The Venerable Henry L. Ziegenfuss, archdeacon of Duchess, died at Vassar 
Brothers' hospital Thursday night at 10 o'clock p. m. It is proper under the circum- 
stances that the following statement should be made of the facts connected with his 
death. He had been apparently convalescing up to 5 p. m., when he awoke from an 
boar's sleep with internal distress and difficulty of respiration. This increased up to the 
time of his death. The immediate cause of death was cedema of the lungs caused by 
disease of the heart, from which he had been a sufferer for a number of years and which 
was intensified by a recent attack of the grip." 

Edward H. Parker. Robert K. Tuthill. 

John C. Payne. Guy C. Bayley. 

Rev. Dr. Ziegenfuss was ill for some time before his wife died. She was also ill. 

acd in bis devotion to her he too long put off the attention which be needed himself. 



196 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

He bore up until she died, January 23. When they took her remains away from the 
Nelson House to the cemetery at Rhinebeck, he was not able to accompany them, bnt 
remained in his apartments with some of the members of his congregation. Before the 
bearers of the funeral returned he was very ill. his strength seemed to have entirelf 
failed, he seemed crushed and heart-broken. He asked to be taken to Vassar Brothers' 
hospital, away from the excitement of the hotel. They said he was suffering from g;rip: 
after he had been at the hospital a day or two they said he was extremely ill with heart 
trouble. It was soon that word was on every lip everywhere that the beloved clergyman 
was dangerously ill. and each day and each hour brought additional proof of how widely 
he was known and loved in Poughkeepsie. The only information given out concemiog 
him for several days past was to the effect that he was getting better, so that the anxious 
feeling among his friends was beginning to subside, when like a disastrous blow came 
the news last night that he was dead, accompanied by the suggestive statement from 
the superintendent of the hospital. 

**In tears will the whole city take leave of him/' are the first words 
of the closing paragraph of the account from which we have quoted 
and quote again below. The universal sorrow which was felt through- 
out Poughkeepsie, Duchess County, and wherever Dr. Ziegenfuss was 
known, had its adequate cause in his character and life, as will be seen 
by this further extract: 

There was, perhaps, no better friend of humanity in all of Duchess county than 
Rev. Henry L. Ziegenfuss. In the church he was the Venerable Henry L. Ziegenfuss, 
D. D., Archdeacon of Duchess. In the world he was an ideal man among men. His 
character was a living expression of democracy and liberality in their truest meaning; 
his presence was as the sunshine wherever he went; a student of human nature he forgot 
not its infirmities in the application of his theology, and charity in its purest ray gleamed 
beneath the daily work of his life. He was modest, he was earnest, he was sincere; 
pride entered not into his life, and distinction in the church, honor among his fellow 
citizens, or praise from the world caused not so much as a pause in his career that would 
indicate a selfish or personal gratification. 

It was the blessing of any day to have met Rev. Dr. Ziegenfuss. He always had a 
smile and greeting in which what the world calls courtesy could have no meaning; they 
were more than courteous, more than polite; they were the reflections of a clear mind 
and an affectionate heart. He always had a word of encouragement for the weary friend, 
a welcome for the stranger, a coin for the poor one who found him at his hotel, his studf. 
or in the street. To have known him well, to have felt the benign influence of his 
friendship, was to have a rare favor in this world, to know the depth of genuine sorrow, 
and to experience the flood of earnest tears, now that he is dead. 

In the pulpit Rev. Dr. Ziegenfuss was a power for good. He was eloquent in the 
deepest meaning of that greatly misused word. His sermons were as food for the 
learned, satisfaction for the doubtful, consolation for the trusting christian. His religion 
was the light of his friendship; his devotion to his friends and to that side of life which 
needs help, was but the eloquence of a character in which were blended the beauties 01 
that Christianity to the teaching of which his life was devoted. *  * 

In tears will the whole city take leave of him. The gifts given him by his creator 
have been returned in developed perfection; we can but weep at his bier, our philosophy 
is unsubstantial in the sorrow that we feel when such a loss befalls us. we can but staod 
at the edge of the fresh grave and look through tears to the hope beyond. 



OBITUARY. 197 

As has been noted, Dr. Ziegenfuss died on Thursday evening, 
Druary 8, 1894, at 10 o'clock. On Friday, at 6 p. m., the remains 
-e conveyed from Vassar Hospital to the study in Christ Church, 
ire they were placed in the shadow of the book-lined shelves, having 
n attired in the robes of his office and reclined upon a bier. The 
iy was draped in mourning and the remains were guarded by mem- 
5 of the St. Andrew's Brotherhood of Christ and St. Paul's churches. 
The following Monday, February 12, the funeral occurred from Christ 
irch. Rev. John C. S. Weills and Rev. S. A. Weikert, who are 
itioned in the subjoined extract from the News-Press of Tuesday, 
>ruary 13, are alumni of original Nu and Theta respectively. Bro. 
ills is to write a biographical sketch of Dr. Ziegenfuss for the May 
nber of the Quarterly, and at his request the extracts from the 
eral discourse of Bishop Potter, and other features of the life and 
•ial of the dead are reserved for his pen. 

"It was an impressive service, worthy of the church and worthy of her dead son." 
se words were spoken by Bishop Henry C. Potter in the study at Christ church 
lediately after the close of the service Monday, February 12, 1894. The bishop 
rred to the funeral service over the remains of the Venerable Henry L. Ziegenfuss. 
>., Archdeacon of Duchess, the dead pastor of the church to which went representa- 
s of every creed, every color and every race composing the population of Pough- 
Mie, to honor the memory and to mourn the loss of a clergyman, a citizen, a friend, 
ing the morning hundreds of Poughkeepsians, young and old, acquaintance and 
nger, visited the church to look upon the face of the dead — and the edifice was filled 
he service, the hour of which was 1:30 p. m. It was the funeral service of the Epis- 
il church, so solemn, so full of meaning, so complete as to be ever new. 
It was made still more impressive by the arrangements which reflected the thought, 
reverence and the toil of him whose lifeless form rested in the chancel with flowers 
wn about and placed upon the casket. The procession entered in silence, save only 
plaintive melody of the organ. It was headed by the members of the vested choir of 
' voices, the little boys in their white surplices, walking in front. Silently the pro- 
ion turned towards the altar, and the robed figures passed on either side of the 
cet as the choristers held their closed books partially hidden by their surplices, until 
r took their places to sing, for the last time, their part in the beloved service with 
ch their dead friend's name and memory must ever mean so much to them. A sweet 
e boy led this procession carrying in his tiny hands the precious cross, the emblem of 
hope of the ages — and without a word being spoken, without a note being sung, the 
le was indescribably touching. 

Next came the wardens and vestries of the Episcopal churches of Poughkeepsie. 
; honorary pall-bearers were Mr. Irving Grinnell of New Hamburg, and Mr. Nichol- 
Kane of New York, representing the archdeaconry, and the clergymen who were 
-bearers, the Rev. Dr. Applegate of Newburg, Archdeacon Thomas of Orange, Arch- 
»n Van Kleeck of Westchester, Rev. George C. Cox of St. Paul's, Poughkeepsie: 
. Dr. Olssen, of St. Stephen's College, Annandale; Rev. Dr. James Starr Clarke, of 
jli; Rev. Dr. Gallaudet of St. Ann's. New York; and Rev. Dr. Harris, secretary of 
diocesan convention. 



198 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Next came the clergymen who were colaborers with Rev. Dr. Ziegenfass in religioo 
in Poaghkeepsie. They walked together in the procession. Among the ministers irare 
Rev. Francis B. Wheeler, of the Presbyterian church; Rev. A. P. Van Gieson, of the 
First Reformed church; Rev. James Nilan, of St. Peter's church; Rev. Wayland Spanl- 
ding, of the Congregational church; Rev. G. Bruder, of the church of Nativity; Rev. C 
H. Snedeker, of the Washington street M. £. church; Rev. James M. Taylor, of Vassv 
College; Rev. W. Bancroft Hill, of the Second Reformed church; Rev. R. E. Farrier, 
of the Baptist church; Rev. D. Russ Judd, of St. Paul's church, Poughkeepsie; Rev. 
Mr. Abbott, of Zion M. £. church; and the Rev. Mr. Ferriess, of the Ebenezer Baptist 
congregation. 

Then came the officiating clergymen, who were the Rev. Dr. Olmstead, of Rhioe- 
beck; Rev. Robert F. Crary, of the church of the Holy Comforter, Poughkeepsie; Rev. 
Dr. Tiffany, of Zion and Timothy church, New York City; Rev. Mr. Weills. chaplain of 
Sing Sing prison; Rev. Mr. Weikert, of Pine Plains, and the Rev. Mr. Evarts, of Wtp- 
pingers Falls, son of ex-United States Senator William M. Evarts. Seats were reserved 
for the very numerous visiting clergymen directly in front of the chancel. The Episco- 
pal ministers wore the robes of office. Among those present were:    

The opening sentence of the service was spoken by Bishop Henry C. Potter. He 
stood at the entrance to the chancel, the casket, the flowers, the crape and the dead 
immediately before him, and impressively fell from his lips the words. "We brought 
nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can take nothing away. Blessed be the 
name of the Lord." The lesson, so appropriately a part of the funeral service, from St 
Paul's epistle to the Corinthians, was read by the Rev. Dr. Tiffany of New York. The 
words of the hymn, " Lead, Kindly Light," were read, by many present, through tears, 
so sweetly in keeping were they with the occasion. Bishop Potter stood upon the chancel 
step and spoke with true eloquence of the dead clergyman, his departed friend. The 
Bishop said: * * * 

Following the Bishop's words, Rev, Robert F. Crary read the creed and collects. 
Then the officiating clergymen gathered about the casket and the sentences were read by 
the Rev. Dr. Olmstead, and the Lord's prayer was said by the Rev. Mr. Weills, after 
which the bishop pronounced the benediction. The choir sang the Nunc Dimittis. and 
slowly the procession left the chancel, th*? choir singing recessional hymn No. 509. As 
the sound of the choristers' voices became fainter and still more faint, it seemed, from 
the body of the church, as a distant echo lingering, dying among the hills. For several 
moments after the door had closed and the last strain of music had died away the throng 
in the large edifice remained motionless and silent, as if hoping to longer postpone the 
time when they should leave the beloved dead forever. 

If there were tears and aching hearts among those bound to the departed one by the 
ties of religion, citizenship and friendship, what must have been the feelings of one aged 
woman who sat in the front pew during the service. Her head was bowed in sorroi^. 
and her troubled face was only partially visible through the habiliments of grief which 
she wore. She was the mother of him for whom a whole city wept. She is seventy 
three years of age, but she came on that winter day from Bethel. Pennsylvania, to b« 
present at the funeral of her precious boy, arriving about noon. It was a perilous jour- 
ney for Mrs. Ziegenfuss, but she seemed quite strong, although her heart was breaking 
in the midst of that imposing scene which served, after all, to deepen her sorrow and to 
emphasize the melancholy fact that the strong, noble, manly son was no longer by bef 
side, and that the remainder of her own journey through the shadows must be made 
without him. 



OBITUARY, 199 

lebody has said. " F]o\\'ers are so appropriate, i^betber at the cradle, the mar- 
ar or the tomb." It seemed, indeed, as if flowers were never more in place, 
veeter, or more fragrant than at this funeral. The chair near the altar, in which 
or used to sit, was covered with black, upon which were arranged palms, lilies 
es. The New York alumni chapter of the Sigma Chi sent a cross representing 
;e of the fraternity, which was placed against the rest which supported the foot 
isket. Rev. Dr. Ziegenfuss was very much interested in this chapter which was 
ited at the funeral by Dr. Scratchley, formerly of the state hospital in this town. 
New York. Among the other floral tributes were:    There were many 
ind an abundance of green which clung to the pulpit, the lecturn and the many 
3 dear to him in life. 

ACTION OF THETA CHAPTER. 

a meeting of Theta chapter, held on February 17, 1894, the fol- 
action was adopted on the death of Archdeacon Henry LaFay- 
iegenfuss, S. T. D., who died at his home in Poughkeepsie, N. 
Thursday, February 8: 

in the members of Theta stand as a band of mourners at the portal of a brother's 
The decease of Henry La Fayette Ziegenfuss has filled our hearts with a sense 
g and irreparable loss. Known to us all by his genial manners and unfailing 
he has ever been among those whom we most loved and honored; and now that 
mong our fallen ones it is well that our benediction of peace should follow him 
life eternal. 

rty and one years he bore our sacred emblem, and to-day it shines brighter and 
in the beauty of his life. The first to fall of those whom we revere as our fathers, 
hat an integral portion of our life has ceased to be. His constant readiness to 
t cause he had espoused gained for him honor and respect far beyond the limits 
lative chapter, and many brothers in circles other than our own will miss and 
im. His character was pure, noble, irreproachable; his personality gentle and 
t strong and magnetic. His professional career was one of signal success, and 
ch in whose interests he labored will not leave him unwept and unsung, 
his life stands as its own best memorial, and our words, however earnest, only 
symmetry. In the silence of each heart let his eulogy be spoken, and in our 
d devotion to all the interests of Sigma Chi let his memory be perpetuated. 
!/rv./. That our chapter hall be draped and a badge of mourning worn for ten 

■h'ed. That this action be recorded in the minutes of the chapter and published 

GMA Chi Quarterly. 

Walter S. Monath, j 

\Vm. H. H. Bixler. [■ ComntitUe. 

Harry Olewine, 7 

MEMORIAL OF THE NEW YORK ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

n after the announcement of the death of Archdeacon Ziegenfuss 
ghkeepsie, a number of members of the New York Alumni Chap- 
Sigma Chi, overwhelmed with a sense of their great loss in the 
)f one of the chapter's founders, its staunch friend and brightest 



200 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ornament, gathered together to appoint representatives at the funeral, 
and to express to the Fraternity at large, through the Sigma Chi Quar- 
terly, to his bereaved townsmen, through the Poughkeepsie press, and 
especially to his grief-stricken mother, their high esteem of the sincerity, 
nobility, modesty and gentleness of soul impressed upon all with whom 
he came into fellowship. 

Especially did the wholesome and happy side of his character appeal 
to the Fraternity. He was no ascetic. Mingling in the pleasures of 
existence, through them all he wore unsullied ** the white flower of a 
blameless life.'* 

With this thought of Tennyson as a text, the following tribute from 
one who loved him well may serve in place of the garlands others were 
privileged to lay at his feet: 

HENRY L. 2IBGBNFUSS. 

The doctor's gown that robed him. young in years. 

With honors high, the surplice Anglican. 
The parson's coat, that oft a man endears, 

To us could neither grace nor cloak the man. 

Unto our feasts he came a boy again, 

The badge of brotherhood upon his breast, 
Clear eyes, alight with love of fellow men, 
^ Clean lips, abrim with many a hearty jest. 

For life was sweet. E'en when had passed that love 

Upbearing his. bravely with waning breath 

His heart, bereft of half its strength,- still strove 

To buffet back the choking waves of death; 

How vainly, let a double grave disclose 

Where still unwithered rests his gift, a rose. 



So with Love's flower may ours a while endure. 

Sweet in its life, and therefore loath to die, 
Sweeter in death, because its life was pure, — 

The white carnation of Fraternity. 

Theodore A. K. Gessler, 
Alfred Taylor, 
S.xMUEL A. Weikert, 
Francis A. Scratchi.ey, 
Marion M. Miller, 
Stephen T. Mather, 
Edward F. Haas, 

Committfe on Risolutions. 

[The beautiful poetic tribute in the foregoing resolutions is fromtbe 
pen of Marion M. Miller, Lit.D., editor of the University Rroiew.—'Ys\i\ 



RE VIE IVS. 20 1 



t^evieczis. 

INDIANA CRIMINAL LAW. 

By 
WILLIAM F. ELLIOTT, RHO, '80, THETA THETA, '8 1, 

and 
CHARLES W. MOORES, RHO, '81, DELTA CHI, '82. 

The many members of the Sigma Chi fraternity who have met broth- 
rs Charles W. Moores and William F. Elliott at Indianapolis wherq 
(ley have so often helped to make us welcome, will be glad to hear that 
ley have recently published an elaborate legal treatise on ''Indiana 
riminal Law." Whether or not the lawyers of Indiana are to thank 
le delegates to the Sigma Chi conventions for turning the attention of 
lese gentlemen to this branch of the law because of their efforts to 
^ep their visitors out of jail, the bar of the state is certainly to be con- 
'atulated upon this valuable addition to its legal literature. 

Charles W. Moores is well and favorably known as an author of 
gal works. He was the editor of the revised edition of the 7th a^d 
th volumes of the reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court of 
tdiana; of the extended treatise on * 'Specific Performance" in Volume 
*' of the American and English Encyclopaedia of Law, and of other 
iportant titles for that publication wh^ch are now being printed. 

William F. Elliott's name is a familiar one in legal literature. He 

the joint author with his father, Justice Byron K. Elliott of the 
apreme Court of Indiana, of the "Work of the Advocate" (published 
f the Bowen-Merrill Co., Indianapolis, 1888. 750 pp.), a review of 
hich may be found in Volume VIII, page 182, of the Sigma Chi 
^ARTERLV, and of a treatise on the law of "Roads and Streets" (same 
^blishers, 1890. 740 pp.), a review of which may be found in Volume 
> page 105, of the Quarterly; of "Judicial Sales" in Volume XII, and 
t^er titles, of the American and English Encyclopaedia of Law. 

The following conservative notice of "Indiana Criminal Law "is 
^ken from an exchange: 

An important addition has been made to Indiana legal literature by Charles W. 
Moores and William F. Elliott, of the Indianapolis bar, in their ' 'Indiana Criminal Law, 
*iUi Forms in Criminal Procedure, and Including the Acts of 1893." As stated in the 
V^Uce, the purpose of this work has been to present the entire criminal law of this 
State as set forth in the statutes and declared in the courts of last resort. The compilers 



202 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

have not been content to cite leading cases only, but every Indiana case bearing on 
statutes has been included, together with the decisions of courts of final appeal through- 
out the United States. The names of the gentlemen who are responsible for this book. 
which really fills a want long felt by Indiana lawyers, are a guarantee of the faithfol 
and conscientious performance of the work which they have undertaken. 

This volume shows every evidence of careful preparation, and its arrangement is 
admirable. It contains the code of criminal procedure and crimes, as given in the 
Revised Statutes of 1881, together with the subsequent acts of the General Assembly, 
including the acts of the latest session. There are references to all pertinent decisioos 
contained in the reports of the Supreme Court to volume 130, and of the Appellate 
Court to volume 3. inclusive. Other decisions, not yet ofificially reported, are incorpor* 
ated. The table of cases and the index are exhaustive and complete. This work is not 
only valuable for reference, but it is almost indispensable in the preparation of criminal 
pleadings, the forms for affidavits, etc., covering all possible emergencies of criminal 
practice. Published by the Bowen-Merrill Company. 

The very full annotations in the work are sufficiently broad to cover 
the needs of lawyers practicing in other code states than Indiana, and it 
may be found even in the libraries of common law states, a copy, for 
instance, having been purchased by the Chicago Law Institute. The 
book has been well received and is constant!}' growing in favor as its 
merits become more widely known. It is an indispensable addition to 
every progressive Indiana lawyer's library, no matter how small or how 
large that library may be. 

The authors have availed themselves of every possible aid, and have 
spared neither time, expense, nor pains, to make the work exhaustive, 
accurate, ready of reference and perfectly reliable in ever}- particular. 
The mechanical execution of the work is above criticism. It is a large 
octavo of 787 pages bound in the best law sheep. The price is S6 net; 
$6.25 delivered. The Bowen-Mcrrill Company, Indianapolis, are the 
publishers. 



VOLUME Xlll.— No. h 



The Sigma Chi Quarterly 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN 



OF 



THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY, 



CHARLKS ALLING, JR. 

EOITOR-IN4HIEF. 



MAY, 1894. 



CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 
1894. 



l^IrecforY of fse Slgix^a^ CKl r^ra^fermrY* 



GRAND CONSUL. 

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GRAND TRIUMVIRS. 

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Grand Annoiaior — W. T. Alden 11, 184 Dearborn St., Chicago. 

Grand Prator (Fifth /^in'tncrj ^-CuiRESCR A. Fiske 269 S. Water St., Chicago. 

GRAND PROCTORS. 

First Province— Robert E. Lee 330 4>i St. N. W., Washington, D. C. 

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

Third ** —George D. Harper 24 Johnston Building, Cincinnati. 0. 

Fourth * * — David Todd Purdue University, Lafayette. Ind. 

Fifth •• — C. A. Fiske 269 S. Water St., Chicago. 

Sixth " —John W. Dixon Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln. Neb. 

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



GRAND TRIBUNE. 
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OFFICIAL JEWELRY AGENT AND GRAND HISTORIAN. 

W. C. Van Benschoten Evanston, III. 

OFFICIAL JEWELERS. 

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A Strictly Private Newspaper. Published in the Months op October, Dbcbmber, 

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 
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Published in the Months of November, February, May and July. 

Members of the Fraternity are invited to contribute articles, news items, verses, 
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All Exchanges and Literary Communications should be sent to Charles Alung. Jr., 

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ALFRED TAYLOR, A.M., Lt.B. 



THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



Vol. XIII. MAY, 1894. No. 3. 

ALFRED TAYLOR. 

To many people Southern New Jersey used to be suggestive only of 
watermelons, sweet potatoes, mosquitoes and sand. To a man of care- 
ful observation it reveals itself as the birthplace of many mighty men. 
Here, a generation ago, in a town called Marlton, there lived an honest, 
earnest citizen of fine presence and of Quaker lineage named Samuel 
Taylor. That he was a man of marked force of character and of rec- 
ognized qualities of leadership is evident from the fact that he was 
thrice chosen to represent the district in which he lived in the legisla- 
ture of the State. To him and his estimable wife there was born on the 
eleventh day of September, 1848, a boy whom they named Alfred and 
who is the subject of this sketch. 

It is a significant circumstance that three times in succession has 
the New York Alumni Chapter of Sigma Chi chosen its highest officer 
from among the graduates of Kappa Chapter. Its first Consul was 
Chauncey B. Ripley, LL.D., its second was the writer of this sketch, 
and its third choice for this office has just fallen upon Alfred Taylor, 
A.M., LL.B., the boy whose eyes first opened to the light of day in 
Marlton, N. J., in 1848. 

Before me lies a little photograph of a bright, sunny-faced boy. It 
is a face that any man would trust — not a sinister line in it — an inno- 
cent, candid, open face that bears just the faintest suggestion of that 
rare force of character which had hardly entered upon its own develop- 
ment, and this old picture takes me back to 1863, to my own boyhood 
days when Alfred Taylor first came to Bucknell — then Lewisburg Uni- 
versity. At this time "Iota," an independent local secret society which 
afterwards became Kappa Chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity, was gather- 
ing to its fold all that was best and brightest in the college. It was not 
long before the "Iota" boys discerned in young Taylor a kindred spirit 
and introduced him to the mysteries in due and ancient form. When, 
in March, 1864, Kappa Chapter was regularly inaugurated, brother Tay- 
lor had not developed into prominence simply because he was yet a 



2o6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

novice and a Freshman, but it was not long before he developed into a 
"bright and shining light." 

In 1865 a special convention of the fraternity was held in Pittsburg. 
To this convention brother Alfred Taylor was sent as Kappa's represen- 
tative. The object of this convention was, in part at least, broadly 
patriotic, — its design being to seek the rehabilitation of the Southern 
chapters which had been scattered by reason of the war, and to aid in 
the restoration of amicable relations between the North and the South 
by such an exhibition of fraternal purpose. In this convention brother 
Taylor took an active part. Reginald Fendall was one of the delegates 
present. 

Perhaps brother Taylor never rendered more signal service to the 
fraternity than at the time of the threatened disruption of Kappa in 
December, 1865. At this time the narrow-minded President of the 
University availed himself of the influence of a powerful revival of reli- 
gion for infusing into the students a morbid conscientiousness on the 
subject of secret societies. How effective his effort was appears from 
the following extract from Kappa's history in the Sigma Chi Catalogue. 
After narrating the introductory facts the history states that at a meet- 
ing of Kappa held Dec. 9th, 1865, the following preamble and resolution 
were introduced: 

Whereas, The present religious interest in the University has led the Christian 
students to deplore the unpleasant spirit of sectionalism which has manifested itself for 
many years past; and 

Whereas, It is the universal opinion that the unpleasant feeling has resulted from 
the existence of the secret organizations belonging to the University; and 

Whereas, The Gamma Chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity propose with us a 
mutual disbandment of the organizations, thus removing the original cause for which our 
chapter was established; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we sever the connection which binds us to Sigma Chi fraternity, and 
no longer regard ourselves as a secret organization. 

Such a debate as followed the presenting of this resolution was never known before 
or since in Kappa's Chapter Hall. Then the vote was taken: yeas, nine; nays, fourteen. 

On this memorable occasion brother Taylor presided, for he was at 
that time the •* Sigma" of the chapter, as the presiding ofiBcer was then 
called. His effective influence did much to secure this admirable result. 
In the memorable picture of "the fourteen boys who voted *no,'"we 
recognize the faces of Alfred Taylor, Judge J. Thompson Baker, and 
Rev. D. Rogers Landis as of men whose lives are well known to the 
world. He graduated in 1866 with a fine record for scholarship and 
even a finer one for honor and true manhood. 

After graduation he returned to New Jersey where, for a year, he 
occupied the position of principal in the public school. His longing 



ALFRED TAYLOR. 207 

for the profession of the law caused him tQ abandon his pedagogic toils 
and to enter the Columbia Law School in New York City, which school 
was then under the charge of the eminent Professor Theodore W. 
Dwight. 

He was graduated in 1871 with the degree of LL.B. and was admit- 
ted the same year to the bar. Here began a career that has been an 
unvarying success. To excellent natural qualities of intellect and rare 
gifts of heart he added unending diligence, and these elements could 
not fail of appreciation. His practice grew in the number of his clients 
and in the importance of the causes committed to his care, until today 
there are few lawyers at the bar of the metropolis with a wider fame. 
In 1878 he was appointed counsel to the Bank Superintendent, which 
position he held till 1880. In 1880 he formed a law partnership with 
Mr. Frederick S. Parker, a graduate of Yale University and of Columbia 
Law School, and thus was founded the firm of Taylor & Parker, to 
which firm have been committed some of the most important causes 
involved in the commercial and banking interests of New York City. 

In 1883 he was admitted to practice in the United States Supreme 
Court where he has tried a number of important cases. Mark M. 
"Brick" Pomeroy, in the course of a biographical sketch printed in 
Advance Thought in 1888, says of him: 

At the present writing Alfred Taylor is 39 years old. and is entering upon what is 
the very prime of a busy, useful life. A man of medium stature, prematurely gray, but 
with complexion as fresh, and eyes as clear and sparkling as eyes can be, he is the mer- 
cnry of the parlor or social entertainment wherever he visits. 

In him one sees the model business man who is never rough, vulgar, rude or ungen- 
tlemanly; one who never forgets that he is a man, and that the duty and the pride of a 
man should ever be to manly, humane actions. A man who believes that the best 
obtainable is none too good for any one, and who closely works up to the best in sight 
and in thought He is a keen, pleasant wit; a strong, ready debater; a graceful, logical, 
convincing speaker who can use the trip hammer of legal argument; the keen blade of 
ridicnle; the keen shaft of repartee, and the beautiful lines of pathos that so open the 
lives and hearts to sympathetic thought for the good and the deserving. A very, very 
pleasant speaker, but do not mistake himl Count not upon his giving up when the road 
is rongh, for he is as full of self-<:entered, self-controlled power as is a blizzard, and can 
rush an onslaught into the very citadel of the opposition as direct to the center as ever 
sped a thonderbolt to its target. 

While Alfred Taylor is a lawyer, he is a great deal more. Many persons enter the 
legal profession to thrive upon the mistakes and misfortunes of others. They are 
binderers rather than helpers. Engaged as legal advisers, they at once begin to incite 
litigation, as chicken for their own pot pie. They seek to take the control of business 
from business hands and methods, in order to pluck and to absorb, as many a lawyer 
bns absorbed the estate he was called upon to manage. But there is where the road 
forked, and where Alfred Taylor took the right hand, up-grade route, and passed on to a 
higher thought. When he studied law he studied law rather than nonsense. He came 



2o8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

to know it as a mother knows her children from birth. He believes that a lawyer who 
is true to his client or corporation should help rather than hinder business. That his 
highest duty is to prevent litigation; to instruct his client how to avoid litigation. 

Mr. Taylor has been twice married. His first wife was Miss Josie 
Abraham of Merion, Pennsylvania, a woman of rare culture and refine- 
ment, who, after shedding the blessing of her presence upon his life for 
six years, passed to the farther shore in 1886. In the month of July, 
1 89 1, he was united in marriage to Miss Dora L. Mangam, the lady 
who now adorns and rules his home. Two children round out the 
domestic circle, Margaret M. and Alfred, Jr., who may some day eclipse 
his own admirable father. 

As a member of the masonic order Mr. Taylor has enjoyed many 
marks of the confidence and love of his fraternity. Frequently chosen 
to deliver addresses on occasions of great importance, he never fails to 
meet the expectation of his hearers or to benefit those who listen to his 
utterances. He is a Past Master of Crescent Lodge and a Past Com- 
mander of Palestine Commandery of this city. He is also a member of 
the Union League and Lotus Clubs; a member of the General Commit- 
tee of the Baptist Congress; a Trustee of Bucknell University, and was 
for two years President of its Alumni Association. In 1889 he was the 
orator before the alumni at the commencement exercises. 

The flight of years has not diminished the ardor of brother Taylor's 
love for the white cross. At the Eighteenth Grand Chapter, held in 
Washington in 1890, he was chosen Grand Pro-Consul of that body. 
The banquet at the close of that convention was one of the grandest 
events in the history of Sigma Chi. No one who was present can ever 
forget the wonderful enthusiasm of those hours. The presiding genius, 
the master spirit of the occasion was Alfred Taylor. His ready wit, his 
delicate tact and his inspiring eloquence ran like a golden thread 
through the woof of the evening's exercises, and made of that occasion 
one of the most memorable in the history of Sigma Chi. 

At the revival of Alpha Rho brother Taylor participated with boyish 
glee in the initiation ceremonies, and if he did not drive the goat him- 
self, he re-lived his boyhood in the pleasure he derived from watching 
his younger brothers. At the banquet — which lasted till next morning 
or nearly so — he was the incomparable toastmaster. 

The Nineteenth Grand Chapter appointed Hon. Reginald Fendall, 
Grand Consul of the fraternity, Rev. Theo. A. K. Gessler, D. D., Presi- 
dent of the New York Alumni Chapter, and Alfred Taylor a committee 
to initiate the Hon. Grover Cleveland into the fraternity. Owing to the 
fact that Mr. Fendall was called to Washington by imperative business 



ALFRED TAYLOR. 209 

e Mr. Cleveland was still in New York, the task fell to the two 
lemen last named of seeking the necessary audience with the Presi- 
-elect. Owing to brother Taylor's prior acquaintance with Mr. 
eland this was comparatively easy, and Mr. Taylor fulfilled his part 
e ceremony with his accustomed grace and dignity. 
t has been a pleasurable task to gather these reminiscences so 
ly told which cover thirty years of life. The partiality of friendship 
>ts me to say many things that are left unsaid concerning my old 
tge mate and friend; but I do not hesitate to affirm that among all 
}ons Sigma Chi has . none who sheds greater luster upon the white 
3. Theo. a. K. Gessler. 

lew York City, April, 1894. 



AFTER NINE. 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book.) 

AIR, "AFTER NINE." 

We Sigma Chis stoll out quite often, you know, 

After nine, after nine. 
We go to the theater, sit in the front row 

After nine, after nine. 
Sometimes, too, we go out to visit the girls. 
Sometimes, too, we rave over blue eyes and curls; 
But our chief business is to make men out of churls 

After nine, after nine. 

Chorus — After nine the 'nitiates so nice — 

Lay them away with the rats and the mice. 
Pickle 'em, stickle 'em, put 'em on ice 
After nine, after nine. 

A paralyzed Sigma Chi'often you'll see 

After nine, after nine; 
Arms, legs, and intellect, all hopeless debris 

After nine, after nine. 
Old Sigma Chi has in secrecy deep 
Pommelled him, lectured him, put him to sleep. 
But soon he'll revive and again ride the sheep 

After nine, after nine. 

Chorus — After nine, when the barbs are in bed. 
Then the Sigs will paint the town red; 
If you try to hinder, you'll be found cold and dead 
After nine, after nine. 

Harry Lee Martin, Alpha Upsilon, '95. 



2IO THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



KING ARTHUR. 
( Written and composed for the new Sigma Chi Song Book,) 

MUSIC BY MISS INA AMBROSE. 

1. King Arthur — he was bold 
In those ghastly days of old, 

And "^eers and sages wept to see him die — 

And it hurt him much to fail 

When he sought the holy grail — 
I think he should have been a Sigma Chi! 

Chorus — I think he should have been a Sigma Chi — 
His wretched spirit's roaming 'round on high. 
Let us chase the hours away 
Till the breaking of the day, 
And call and see the ladies in the morning. 

2. When sitting 'round his board, 
If some dragons outside roared, 

His gallant knights would give a grewsome sigh. 

To drive those reptiles from the land 

He needed our stupendous band — 
I think he should have been a Sigma Chi! 

Chorus — 

3. He cheered many a maiden sad; 
Such achievements made him glad, 

And provoking failures almost made him cry; 

And full many a maid, perchance, 

Smote him with her artful glance — 
I think he should have been a Sigma Chi! 

Chorus — 

4. But poor Arthur — woe is me — 
Knew not our fraternity. 

Those flagons 'round his table now are dry, 

And his knights are only just 

A tub of fine grade English dust — 
I think he should have been a Sigma Chi! 

George D. Harper, Zeta Psi, 'QI- 



THE CHAPTER OR THE FRATERNITY. 211 



THE CHAPTER OR THE FRATERNITY. 

[from "the MU quarterly" of SIGMA CHI.] 

The question of "Conservatism or Liberalism, Which?" in the estab- 
ment of chapters, is now muchly mooted by Sigma Chi, and in fact, 
»ther fraternities as well. Some fraternities have hurriedly put into 
:tice an ill-advised solution and are now reaping the weeds with the 
at. Our chapter roll is growing and has so surprised the reserved 
staid men of our fraternity that it suggests and demands a thought- 
consideration, for our affairs, at present, are in a particularly inter- 
ig condition. Shall we branch out, or shall we confine ourselves to 
larger and more prominent colleges; and, therefore, shall it be the 
jter or the fraternity in which our interest will be centered? 
X is conclusively admitted that the larger the number of chapters, 
less of inter-chapter correspondence, and the more varied the class 
oung men introduced. 

The first is by no means desirable, and the latter is to be greatly 
etted. Apropos, a word in regard to chapter correspondence, not 
' between chapters, but between alumni and chapter. The only 

of being brought into active touch and close relationship necessary 
bsorb the benefits and learning of the fraternity, is by a methodical 

systematic correspondence carried on willingly and interestingly 
not allowed to depreciate in tone or quality. 

This beautiful theory, and more beautiful practice, is not carried to 
extent it should be. Generally, at chapter meetings, the reading of 
espondence is looked upon as torture and requests of "let it go" are 
uently made. And it is the same way with answering letters, 
ary, rainy days, or Sundays, are taken for the task and the letters 
usually in perfect accord with the day. To make certain that all 
>ters shall detail their doings, the Sigma Chi Quarterly makes a 
:ial feature of its chapter letters — an admirable and valuable depart- 
it. Yet, even with this, letters always attractively written, I fear 

every active member of the fraternity does not read even half of 
Q, much less the complete list, as he should take enjoymant in 
ig. To remedy this, I suggest that at each chapter meeting a cer- 

portion of the list be read to the chapter and the complete perusal 
le Quarterly be a permanent feature. 

\ fraternity that is not in active communication in itself has no 
ness reaching out for more territory. What the fraternities of today 



212 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

need is more of quality and less of quantity. Once the sanctity and 
honor of being a "frat*' man was as great as being elected to a respon- 
sible position by the people, but now — bah, small fraternities are 
springing up, granting charters here and there, helter skelter, and then 
with an air of pride and egotism they point to an abnormal chapter roll. 
The older and honored fraternities will make a mistake by endeavoring 
to extend their power by only vulgar quantity at the inevitable destruc- 
tion of quality. 

Fortunately, Sigma Chi has not got this stubborn appetite for more 
chapters — more chapters. What is needed, is a strict and set line of 
eligibility for everyone. I recognize the fact that Sigma Chi is today 
composed of the most conservative young men in American colleges 
and that we are ranked, even by those hostile to us, as among the very 
foremost of the Greek letter societies, so, then, we should not become 
impetuous and anxious to put our name at colleges not worthy of it or 
to checker these limited states with it, for there will arise a tendency to 
become careless in our fraternity relationship and to rely too much, not 
on the fraternity, but on the own individual chapter, not necessarily 
from choice, but from a forced exclusion and non-acquaintance. 

I find that the most powerful and best fraternities are those that 
confine their labors in a measure to one field; and whose chapters are 
in close relationship and have a frequent visiting acquaintance with 
each other. A chapter is not successful that is unwieldy, and that is 
composed of all classes of students, having its cliques and varied inter- 
ests; much less, then, is a fraternity conducted on such a basis. 

It is not meet that the chapter should be the center of our admira- 
tion and the culmination of all our desires. Our allegiance is taken to 
the fraternity and not to the chapter, for that simply represents our 
geographical position. The chapter is but our place of worship, our 
work place; there we make known our desires, and there we lay plans 
and labor for the success of our fraternity. And successful help must 
be the concerted action of all the chapters. They must be advanta- 
geously placed with no marked difference of desires. There is a ten- 
dency, and with the over-grown fraternities it is an established course, 
to rely too much on the individual chapter and to make it the object of 
ambition, forgetting fraternity policy and selfishly striving only for the 
chapter. All action, all events, all words, should be for the fraternity 
and not for the chapter. With those persons where the name of the 
chapter is mentioned more often than the name of the fraternity, an 
undue share of loyalty seems to attach itself to the chapter at the 
expense of the fraternity. But, to an extent, it is natural that this be 



THE CHAPTER OR THE FRATERNITY, 213 

<lone. It is only human that a man's affections cling directly to the 
body of which he has full realization and with which he has been 
actively and prominently identified. 

It is more desirable to cultivate a knowledge of the general fraternity 
and to emphasize in all chapter gatherings and doings the name of the 
fraternity. Perhaps we have not a proper appreciation of what we are; 
not, I hope, a number of societies bearing a common name but rather a 
strong, brotherly organization with prosperous branches in the principal 
colleges. 

There is no direct conclusion that this individual chapter theory is 
prevalent in any of our chapters, but the suggestive possibilities show 
the result of too strongly applied loyalty and interest to the chapter. 
Let everything be "Sigma Chi, now and forever" — conservative and 
mighty and all in the interest of — the fraternity. This matter merits 
careful study, and by only careful study can any good come from it. 
The matter is pertinent and timely, and the views of the Quarterly's 
readers should be plain, honest and expressed to do good. 

Kendal Brooks Cressey, ex-'95. 



DANDY SIGMA CHIS. 

( Written and composed for the new Sigma Chi Song Book,) 

words and music by c. h. eldridge, delta delta, '85. 

We're out in the last English style — ah there! 
We wear the correct Derby tile — stay there! 
You won't see our like in many a mile, 
We're the dandies from old Sigma Chi. 

Refrain — Oh, we're the lads from old Sigma Chi; 

You'll find there's nothing green in our eye. 
How the girls, they all sigh. 
As we gaily sail by. 
We're the dandies of old Sigma Chi. 

When we "prom" on the close-crowded street — ah, there! 
In style so natty and neat — stay there! 
We smile at the charmers we happen to meet — 
We're the dandies from old Sigma Chi. 

Refrain — Oh, we're the lads, etc. 



214 THE SIGMA CHI QUAR7ERLY. 

"CHEERILY EVERY MOMENT FLEETH." 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song BookJ) 

AIR, "TYROLESE SONG OF LIBERTY." 

Cheerily every moment fleeth, 

Cheerily, oh! cheerily, oh! 
When our life with Friendship teemeth, 
Cheerily, oh! cheerily, oh! 
Then all our lot on earth 

Seems far sweeter; 
Then grief, whatever its birth, 
Flies far fleeter; 
And joy o'er our hearts then streameth, 
Cheerily, oh! cheerily, oh! 

Wearily every moment stealeth. 

Wearily, oh! wearily, oh! 
0*er the heart which love ne'er feeleth, 
Wearily, oh! wearily, oh! 
Every flower of life 
Then is faded; 
Man's soul, with evils rife. 
Tired, jaded. 
Naught but bitterest strife then yieldeth. 
Wearily, oh! wearily, oh! 

But merrily that sore heart boundeth, 

Merrily, oh! merrily, oh! 
If love its lot e'er surroundeth, 
Merrily, oh! merrily, oh! 
The bitterest bosom 

True Friendship deep 
As a magic balsam 

Makes pure and sweet; 
For true love with joy aboundeth, 
Merrily, oh! merrily, oh! 

Heartily then o'er hill and valley, 

Heartily, oh! heartily, oh! 
Sound forth Friendship's joyful sally, 
Heartily, oh! heartily, oh! 
And with life purpose high. 

Pledging ever 

In bonds of Sigma Chi 

Love forever, 

Round the "Cross of Friendship" rally, 

Heartily, oh! heartily, oh! 

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



JTHE NEW YORK 

PUBLIC LISKAHY, 

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REV. HENRY LA FAYETTE ZIEGENFUSS, S. T D. 215 



REV. HENRY LA FAYETTE ZIEGENFUSS, S.T. D., 

LATE ARCHDEACON OF DUCHESS. 

It is a most difficult task to fitly sketch the life of this true and 
devoted brother, who was so dearly love<J and now having "lost awhile" 
is so deeply mourned. For more than thirty years his heart was warm 
iirith sympathy and love for his fraternity, and his voice, time and purse 
urere freely used to advance its interests. His initiatory obligations 
¥ere very full of meaning to him. They ended not with his graduation 
rom college. The principles underlying those vows were planted 
fithin his heart. They were a fixed quantity in his life. They were 
ixemplified in words and deeds. They made him true in his friend- 
hips; loyal, loving and most unselfish in his intercourse with his fellow 
nen in every relation in life. 

Back of the jeweled cross, which he so proudly wore; back of the 
mblems, signs, grips, passwords and ritual of the fraternity are the 
temal realities for which they stand. These he fully grasped and 
lobly lived. They went with him through his years of active duty and 
aused him to feel that no man liveth unto himself. They made him 
acre useful to his fellow men. They made him a better man in life, 
nd when the angel of death called him to higher duty, they, we will 
relieve, ceased not to give light to lighten his pathway in that better 
irorld. 

He was bom November 3d, 1844, at Kregesville, Monroe County, 
Pennsylvania. At the age of eleven he was placed in a school at Naz- 
ireth in his native state, managed by the Moravians, and noted for its 
excellence. He remained there for five years. In 1862 he matriculated 
is a freshman in Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg. It was during 
lis freshman year that he became one of the petitioners for the estab- 
ishing of Theta Chapter. To this petition there were but four names, 
and the fourth was his. The petition was sent to the writer of this 
sketch, then a student at Washington College, Washington, Pa., and it 
viras his pleasant duty to advocate favorable action by the fraternity. 
The charter was granted, and the writer a month later became a student 
at Gettysburg and became personally acquainted with all of Theta' s 
:harter members. Through the more than thirty years that followed, 
ending with death, the friendship then begun continued. Similarity of 
)ccupation, of church relations, and of religious beliefs, and proximity 
)f residence tended to make it exceptionally close and unreserved. 



2i6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

m 

In 1863, when rumors came that the Confederate forces were about 
to invade Pennsylvania, he with the writer and about one hundred of 
the students, on the 22d of June, were mustered into the service of the 
United States as Company <<A" of the 26th Regiment of Pennsylvania 
Volunteers. In the engagement that took place on the 26th of June on 
the Hunterstown road near Gettysburg between this regiment and a 
detachment of Imboden's cavalry, Dr. Ziegenfuss was taken prisoner. 
A few days later he was paroled and, remaining in Gettysburg, wit- 
nessed the great battle that followed. 

Returning to his regiment near Harrisburg, Rev. T. A. K. Gessler, 
D. D., a student at Lewisburg University, but for the time being a sol- 
dier, meeting Bro. Ziegenfuss, noticed the white cross which he wore. 
Inquiry followed, and the establishing of Kappa was the result. After 
his discharge from the army he continued his studies at Gettysburg, 
and graduated with the second honor of his class in 1866. 

He entered upon his theological studies the same year at the Lu- 
theran Seminary in Philadelphia. He studied for three years, and on 
Trinity Sunday, 1869, he was set apart to the Lutheran ministry. He 
had already received a call to the Third Lutheran Church at Rhinebeck, 
New York, and at once entered upon the work. For three years he 
faithfully and successfully served in that capacity. During these years 
he found himself growing more and more out of harmony with his 
ancestral faith. He passed through a struggle such as only those who 
have broken away from long cherished associations and deeply rooted 
convictions can understand. The struggle ended in his determination 
to apply for orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church. To this end 
he resigned his Rhinebeck pastorate. He was greatly beloved by his 
people, and while the announcement of his intended change was univer- 
sally regretted, yet not a single friendship was broken as a consequence. 

It was while agitated by questions relating to the ministry and church 
polity, that he wrote a terse, able, and most valuable tractate entitled 
^*What Constitutes a Lawful Ministry,** 

He was ordained to the Diaconate in the Church of the Messiah, 
Rhinebeck, October the 17th, 1873. On the 20th of April, 1874, *^ S. 
Paul's Church, Poughkeepsie, he was advanced to the Priesthood. 

He took duty as locum tenens at S. James, Hyde Park, at that time 
one of the best parishes along the Hudson. On the 9th of June follow- 
ing, he was married to Miss Ella Van Vliet, only daughter of the late 
Isaac F. Van Vliet, M. D., of Rhinebeck, a union which proved excep- 
tionally happy. In October of that year the rector of Christ Church, 
Poughkeepsie, went abroad, and Dr. Ziegenfuss took his work during 



REV. HENRY LA FA YETTE ZIEGENFUSSy S. T. D. 217 

the year that he was absent. The rector resigned upon his return, 
and Dr. Ziegenfuss was at once called to take his place. This was most 
complimentary, as the parish was the most important in the Diocese 
outside of New York City. Here he remained until his death, nearly 
twenty years. Under his wise administration the parish prospered. 
The old church building gave way to a new one located in the most 
desirable resident portion of the city, costing, apart from the full square 
upon which it stands, $135,000. The membership increased to about 
six hundred. He became the most popular clergyman in the city. 

He was broad in his sympathies and liberal in his religious views. 
He accepted gladly all the results of science and carefully examined the 
questions pertaining to higher criticism. He was a scholarly man by 
instinct as well as by training. The shelves of his beautiful library 
were filled with works representing the best spiritual life of the church, 
and the keenest intellect and thought of the times. 

The humanitarian side of Christianity was especially emphasized in 
his deeds and in his preaching. All things — church, doctrines, sacra- 
ments, ministry, worship and the accessories of worship — were used as 
instrumenta for the making of the lives of men better and their sufferings 
less. He sought to make men good. He sought to make them happy. 
In this he found abundant motive, and the highest, for the exercise of 
his ministry. Many were the wounds upon which he poured the healing 
balm of sympathy; many hearts despondent he lighted anew with the 
lamp of hope. The angel of light only can record his unceasing and 
untiring labors along the lines of helpfulness to the sorrowing. His 
heart was so great, his nature so tender, his eye so ready to moisten at 
tales of sorrow, his knowledge so profound, his wisdom so great, his 
faith so strong, that his words at such times were golden words. De- 
spite sorrows and griefs that were personal and borne in silence, he 
carried many other burdens, and under the weight of these and many 
labors his great heart finally wore itself out. 

When, in 1887, the Diocese of New York was divided into Archdea- 
conries, the Bishop of New York, the Rt. Rev. H. C. Potter, D. D., 
LL.D., nominated him as the archdeacon for Duchess, and his brethren 
of the clergy unanimously confirmed the nomination. How well he 
filled that office his Bishop's words, uttered at his funeral, fully show. 
From 1884 until his death he was one of the Bishop's examining chap- 
lains. In many ways he was honored by the clergy of the diocese. In 
the city of Poughkeepsie he was prominent in all its eleemosynary work. 
He was an active Mason, being a member of Triune Lodge, Pough- 
keepsie Chapter, Poughkeepsie Commandery, and of Mecca Temple of 



2i8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

the Mystic Shrine. He was one of the original members of the National 
Rod and Reel Association, and had acted as one of its judges at many 
of its tournaments. For seven years he was the chaplain of the aist 
Regiment of N. Y. National Guards, of which organization he was an 
especial favorite. In 1891 Hobart College conferred upon him the 
degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology. 

In the midst of all the duties growing out of these varied relations 
he was taken ill early in January. His wife, who had for many years 
been an invalid, was also taken seriously ill at the same time. For 
three weeks they suffered together, when suddenly Mrs. Ziegenfuss was 
called to her reward, on the 23d of that month. The shock of this 
bereavement broke his heart. He grew rapidly worse, and after linger- 
ing for some days the end came suddenly on the 8th of February, 1894. 

A very full account of the circumstances attending his death and 
burial has already appeared in the February Quarterly. It only 
remains for me to append the estimate of his life and work as, with true 
eloquence, pronounced on that occasion by Bishop Potter. With the 
lifeless remains lying before him, and the vast church packed in its 
■every part by those who knew and loved the deceased, he said: 

' ' The assemblage gathered here today would, under any circumstances, denote a 
-widespread love for my brother whose remains are here, and would demonstrate that he 
was beloved by those among whom he lived. Had he been a private citizen there is no 
one whose heart would not go out in sympathy for one so beloved. At the foundation of 
human society lies the sequence of that earliest institution which we know as the 
family. That which concerns the family comes home to all men. We are reminded of 
the dual life which ends here, the life of the husband, the life of the man, the life ended 
■so soon after that of one whom he loved. If that was all. if there were no other story, 
dear friends, it would be indeed an occasion for grief and for tears; but the man who 
was so soon to follow his companion was not a private citizen; he was a son of the 
church of God. 

' ' Coming here under embarrassments which some of you remember well, I venture 
to say that there is not one in this congregation who did not come to recognize his stead- 
fast and lovable influence as a pastor of the sorrowful, as a teacher, in the pulpit, in the 
Sunday school, in the daily affairs of life, as an exemplary disciple of Jesus Christ. 

' ' Next to the relation of the home there is no other so tender as that which binds 
together the priest and his people, the pastor and his flock. This man was your minister 
who went in and out of your homes; he stood by the cofiBns that were there and tried to 
console the breaking hearts. Ah, was he not a friend and pastor? This church which 
-stands as a visible monument to his memory, reflects the reverence of his character, the 
cultured taste of the christian minister, and the love he bore the church and vocation of 
his life. I shall always look upon this edifice as a monument to his energy, his culture 
and his great heart; and when we leave it this afternoon we shall have further witness of 
the ministry of the man, for, larger than his service in this parish, was his work in the 
Archdeaconry of Duchess. 

"He was first among his brethren, he broke the paths over which other feet might 
follow; he took up the work of the archdeaconry, and, as if taking an old vestment from 



REV. HENRY LA FA YETTE ZIEGENFUSS, S. T. D. 219 

Its closet, he did it honor, for while others sneered, he showed his brethren what an 
ixchdeacon was; his heart was so large that it extended to all about him and touched 
irith its love and sympathy every detail of his work. 

"My lips are sealed as to his relations with me; I could not trust myself to speak of 
hem. He lifted from me every burden that his broad shoulders could bear; he was 
aithful, he was thorough, he was true. 

"He was more to Poughkeepsie than the rector of this parish. He touched his fel- 
3w men in a way to insure his memory among them. How glad forever he was to 
emember the things which bind men together. God loves some common ground from 
rhich men may not only look up to him, but from which they may reach their hands to 
im and be helped. Blessed be God for the services to that great end rendered by him 
rbo is now dead. 

"Who knows how long his great heart was broken? From our human side is such 
. life too soon taken out of the world. He often expressed to me that so long as he 
oald be useful to the church and to the world he wanted to live, but not after his use- 
alness had passed. God has given him his choice. My dear brethren, citizens of 
'cmghkeepsie. people of New York, blessed be God for such a life. May God give you 
nd me grace, as best we can, to reproduce it." 

His rich friendship, his broad christian culture, his liberal philan- 
hropy, his varied gifts of mind and heart made him easily a man first 
jnong a multitude. 

No brighter example could be given of what a Sigma Chi should be 
han he has left us. And as the years go onward, and the list of our 
rorthy dead lengthens, there may be placed thereon the names of those 
7ho have filled more important stations, but I venture to predict that 
he name of no one of them will be more fondly cherished than his 
y those who were blessed with the benediction of his friendship. 

John C. S. Weills, Original Nu, '64. 
Sing Sing, N. Y., April 4, 1894. 



220 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



WHOM SHALL WE LET IN? 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book ) 

AIR, "WAIT FOR THE WAGON." 

I. Ohy whom shall we let in, let in 
To our fraternity? 
Congenial fellows, gay of mien, 
Of proved integrity. 
For light of heart, they'Uplay their part, 

And raise a merry din. 
Be this the cry of Sigma Chi, 
None but the good come in." 



(( 



Chorus — Then may we ever 
Cling close together. 
Bound by a brother's tie. 
Firmly in Sigma Chi. 

2. Oh, whom shall we let in, let in 

To our fraternity? 
Good earnest scholars who will win 
A true nobility. 
They'll raise our nameto highest fame, 

And never will it dim, 
While this the cry of Sigma Chi, 
**None but the pure come in." 

Chorus — 

3. Oh, whom shall we let in, let in 

To our fraternity? 
True, loyal fellows who will win 
A name for gallantry. 
For they will stand beside our band. 

For aye, through thick and thin. 
Then this the cry of Sigma Chi, 
**True men we'll welcome in.** 

Chorus — 

J. A. HoLP, Alpha Sigma, *96. 



CHAPTER HOUSES. 221 



CHAPTER HOUSES— THOSE OF SIGMA CHI 
AND THE LIFE THEREIN. 

Nothing illustrates better the hold which Greek letter societies have 
on college life in the United States than chapter house development. 
The evolution of the houses, at first slow and gradual, is now rapid. 
They require neither advocates nor defenders. They are a recognized 
necessity for the healthy growth of every fraternity. Upon them de- 
pends the life and well-being of the chapters. Without houses chapters 
xvill not be able to live. They are the outcome of a want that had to be 
supplied. Soon every college will have its campus dotted with 
these handsome evidences of a distinctively American idea. Whether 
they will assume the attitude toward our great universities that the 
smaller colleges do to those of Oxford and Cambridge has to be demon- 
strated. 

They play no unimportant nor uncertain part in the development of 
the youths whose chapter is so fortunate as to live in its own house — 
under the shadow of its own vine and fig-tree — and see the bright, 
healthy faces of its members reflected on its own mahogany and dis- 
pense wholesome hospitality from its own sideboard. The sense of 
proprietorship gives an added zest to the dispensation of this hospitality 
which involves more responsibility than life in the dormitory or lodging 
house, and fits the boy, like the rest of his college days, for the graver 
cares that come when he greets the world as a pater-familias. 

They are component parts of our educational system and must be 
appreciated as such. Exercising a refining influence morally and physi- 
cally over the boys who live in them, they conduce to bring out all the 
good that is in these students. These statements are substantiated by 
the following extract from an article entitled ''The College Chapter 
House" by Prof. Henry Allyn Frink, Ph.D., of Amherst College, which 
was published in The Independent ^ New York, Sept. 29, 1892: 

"A great part of our education," says Emerson, "is social and sympathetic." Here 
in these beaatiful homes [chapter houses], mingling in intellectual and social intimacy, 
young men receive a training in some respects as valuable as that of the classroom. As 
the usual desire of the fraternity is to include in its membership representatives of every 
desirable line of college life and activity, here are brought together a wide range of per- 
sonal qualities and gifts. Each member has something to contribute to his associates, 
and to gain from them in return. Conduct, character and life are seen from different 
points of view. The power of appreciation of personal worth is widened. The inspira- 



222 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

tion of immediate contact with varied forms of excellence is felt; and in the free and 
happy commingling of four years there is much of mutual assimilation. 

In these intimate associations, there is also a constant appeal to the finer feelings 
and the more generous impulses. Nor is it without response. Not only may you recog- 
nize it in the devoted, tender care of one another in illness, and in the kind and fruitful 
helpfulness of older members to their brethren, but often in the spirit no less gracious 
and beautiful that meets the daily, hourly demands of such a communal life for trivial, 
personal concessions and sacrifices. To live in these chapter houses is, therefore, to 
learn to touch the lives of others at innumerable points with ease and grace and thought- 
ful kindness. Nor, as has been intimated, is this a mere superficial training. The 
larger power for future usefulness and pleasure that this experience gives, is bom of a 
sympathetic, self-forgetful spirit of which the facile adaptation and genial courtesy of 
manner are most often an unconscious expression. It is the substituting for the selfish 
individualism that college life is so likely to foster the spirit of friendly service and 
mutual helpfulness. It is giving to the naturally generous instincts and sympathies of 
youth a congenial field for development and activity. It is afifording unselfish and enno- 
bling stimulus to personal effort in every worthy direction by making the honor won, 
whether it be in the classroom or on the athletic fields, not merely an individual, but a 
common gain and triumph. 

These fraternity homes serve in another way as a means of social culture. The 
receptions, at which the members of the fraternity entertain their friends, are an admi- 
rable preparation for the social demands of active life. To this hospitality, in which 
the student has especial pride, the chapter house owes in a measure its protection from 
anything that would mar its reputation. Not to forfeit the pleasure and honor of receiv- 
ing those whom the fraternity most desires to entertain, its members must keep tne life 
of the chapter house at all times free from reproach. The fraternities of the college 
with which I am at present familiar give, each year, receptions which are attended not 
only by the members of the faculty and their families, and friends in town of the stu- 
dents, but also by a large number of young ladies from the neighboring seminaries and 
women's colleges. More frequently, during certain seasons, these young ladies with 
their chaperons are the only guests at especial entertainments. This fact alone indicates 
the freedom from all scandal respecting the life and conduct of these college homes. 

* * * Whenever a young man comes to college inclined to dissipation, it is, as a 
rule, because of an intermediate experience of one, two or three years, in which there 
has been no adequate substitute for the social life of the early home. It is as such a 
substitute that the chapter house is a strong moral influence upon the student. At the 
most perilous period of college life it welcomes him to its hospitality and helpful influ- 
ence. It guards against unworthy, haphazard associations by supplying immediate 
companionship, not only congenial but responsible; for, whatever may be the careless- 
ness of individuals, the older, more earnest and representative membership will be a 
constant restraint upon wrong conduct and a present stimulus to all that is gentlemanly 
and worthy. 

In the homelike surroundings and pleasant intercourse of its everyday life, the 
chapter house meets all ordinary demands of the social nature. 

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As to the clannish influence of the chapter house upon the student, its life isolates 
him no more from the general associations of the college than the life of the home keeps 
the family apart from that of the community. The family, in fact, may be exclusive 
more safely than the fraternity. The chapter draws its life from the college, is an inte- 



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gral part of it. and cannot separate itself from the ordinary associations of the institution 
and exist. Whether its part in these associations shall be large or small depends upon 
the way its members touch the general life of the college. Thus the influence is strong 
and constant to make them observe everywhere the spirit of courtesy, of kind regard, 
and of accommodation, that mark the life of the chapter house. Within its own circle it 
is, in the true spirit of brotherhood, very nearly the ideal community. Are, then, these 
young men, living under such influences during the formative period of life, to be here- 
after less thoughtful of the interests and welfare of others, less liberal-minded and large- 
hearted, less likely to be considerate employers, honorable competitors, conscientious, 
self-sacrificing citizens? 

The work of building chapter houses began twenty years ago. To- 
day we find fraternities occupying all kinds of houses, from the adapted 
modest dwelling to the specially built handsome villa. Some are filled 
with only the absolutely required necessities, others replete with every 
elegance, and adorned with memorials that perpetuate the pleasant life 
therein or commemorate some event or person once connected with the 
fraternity. 

The aim and ambition of each chapter in building should be directed 
especially to adorning the chapter house with whatever illustrates and 
improves student life in general, and with whatever is of particular 
importance to the members of the college or university at which the 
chapter house is located. 

The chapter houses should be the property of the general fraternity 
and not the property of an individual chapter. The necessary alumni 
interest can be better secured and more confidence inspired. We of the 
alumni, who have never tasted the joys that our boys do who enjoy the 
privilege of living in these houses, can never have the memories which 
none of these boys would efface, but we can come to the rescue and 
help to build. 

Prof. Frink says in his valuable article: 

Without the gifts of alumni the chapter house cannot be built. Often without their 
continued support, in some measure, it cannot be maintained. It stands, therefore, a 
pledge of the personal interest of the alumni. Not infrequently the cause of a new and 
earnest revival of this interest, it always helps to strengthen and perpetuate it. It invites 
frequent return to the college and to the chapter. It offers on such returns a natural 
and enjojrable opportunity for association with the undergraduates. It also, by the 
interest it evokes and the pleasure it affords, secures from the alumni the help it needs 
for its maintenance. It is this fact that so largely answers the objection often heard, 
that the chapter house must be a burdensome tax upon the student. To occupy rooms 
in the house, as a rule, involves no extra expense. More often the student finds the rent 
less than for the same accommodations elsewhere. The one extra demand is for the 
public entertainments. These, however, in number and cost are naturally limited to 
the resources of the chapter, and upon most of the members impose no particular bur- 
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the expense, it has its compensation not only as a soor^ of pleasure, bat as a means of 
education. 

It is probably just as well that Sigma Chi has been slow about build- 
ing houses, for she can profit by the experience of her rivals and improve 
thereon. But that the time has now come for our fraternity to throw 
itself heart and soul into a vigorous campaign for the building of chapter 
houses is evident from the following strong appeal made by Dr. Francis 
A. Scratchley, at the dinner of the New York Alumni Chapter, given at 
the Hotel Marlborough last Thanksgiving eve. Said the doctor: 

' 'I wish to raise my voice in an appeal for the active chapters of this 
the first province and utter a plea for chapter houses and alumni aid 
therefor. 

''We have heard beautiful words of sentiment tonight and witnessed 
exhibitions of enthusiasm and love. But if Sigma Chi is to live and 
occupy a foremost place in eastern colleges and take the position in the 
fraternity world she should, our alumni must awake from their lethargy 
and encourage the boys who represent us at the various institutions of 
learning in this part of the world, and aid them to build their chapter 
houses without which they cannot sustain themselves. We stand today 
with 45 active chapters; 9 of these comprise the first province, and we 
have an alumni list of five thousand. Yet but one of these owns its 
chapter house. Whose fault? Shall this state continue, when we see 
other organizations putting up costly evidences of the lively interest 
their alumni feel in the welfare and future of the old college society that 
did so much for them in the days of their youth? It is time for us to 
pause and consider. What are we going to do? 

**Ex-Grand Consul Walter L. Fisher — a man who has done as much 
if not more than any one else for the advancement of Sigma Chi — in a 
speech before the Chicago Alumni Chapter in June, 1890, said: 

"The highest idea, the fruition of good fellowship can best be obtained in the fra- 
ternity life in the chapter house. If the value of the chapter house as an element for 
good in college life needed any argument or authority, I could quote to you the words of 
President Seelye of Amherst, of Andrew D. White, ex-President of Cornell, and a score 
of prominent educators. 

"The first house that the Sigma Chi fraternity has owned has just been completed 
by Chi chapter at Hanover, Indiana, and, so far as I can just now recall, it is the first 
bouse built by and for a fraternity chapter upon its own ground outside of New York 
and New England, except at the University of Michigan. Our chapters at the Universi- 
ties of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota. California, and Northwestern University occupy 
handsome rented houses. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology our chapter b 
located in a suite of apartments in the fashionable district of Boston. At Albion College. 
Michigan, the Alpha Pi chapter is now erecting on the college campus a handsome stone 
lodge. At Pennsylvania College, Theta chapter has been given permission to erect a 



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boose upon the college campus. At Beloit the Alpha Zeta is to have a house just as 
soon as it can be erected. Our new chapter at Cornell University will enter a house 
upon its formal institution in the fall. • * * 

'< Grand Tribune Ailing in an editorial in February, 1890, says: 
'*In the matter of assisting chapters to occupy rooms and to build or rent houses 
there is a broad field for philanthropic giving pure and simple. Remember, when you 
contribute to a chapter house fund, you are honoring the chapter to which you owe 
much if not most of the valuable training which you received at your alma mater; that 
yon are honoring your general fraternity, which is now beginning to be judged to a 
certain extent by the number of its chapters which occupy or own chapter houses. Re- 
member that you are doing the noblest thing that man can do, namely, the giving of 
your means that your fellow men may be happier, that their youth at college may be of 
more benefit to themselves, to their fraternity, and to the world. 

"Is it necessary for me to add words to urge you to look into this 

very important matter, and to stimulate your interest for that upon 

which, in a great measure, depend the healthy growth and life of our 

eastern chapters? The time has come when Sigma Chi cannot do 

without chapter houses, and it is to you — our alumni — that the active 

chapters look for aid in erecting them. How can our chapters cope 

with the other fraternities without equal advantages? The boys here 

tonight can tell you the difficulties they encounter during their rushing 

season. 

'*I have seen myself, at Cornell University and Hobart College, the 

beautiful and costly houses of our rivals, and can tell you that, unless 
Something is done soon to help our chapters in these two colleges, they 
"Will experience great difficulty in sustaining themselves. When I vis- 
ited, the other day, the elegant and commodious house which the Sigma 
Phi alumni have given their chapter that entered Cornell the same year 
«is ourselves, I asked, where are the alumni of Sigma Chi that they still 
permit Alpha Phi to occupy a rented house? It was, however, the 
greatest gratification to see that, despite their being thus handicapped, 
.Alpha Phi numbers 23 fine and manly young men, as representative a 
body of students as any at Cornell University, who know how to dis- 
pense gracious hospitality in their cosey and comfortable home. 

"I was more than gratified to .see and enjoy the results of Alpha 
Alpha's work at Hobart — that young chapter of only one year which 
occupies an eleven thousand dollar house in a town peculiar as to its 
provincial life and largely under the influence of the Sigma Phi and 
Kappa Alpha fraternities — fraternities whose strong holds have been 
shaken by our lusty young chapter of Alpha Alpha, now made up of a 
dozen earnest boys who give every promise of sustaining with credit the 
honor of Sigma Chi. It remains with you, my brothers, to say if these 
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''The Theta is the only chapter of the 9 making the first province 
that now owns a building. Their handsome brown stone lodge, erected 
by their loyal alumni through the energetic work of ex- Grand Praetor 
John B. McPherson, stands a noble monument of his love for Sigma Chi. 

"The Alpha Alpha have been able to secure their house through the 
munificent generosity of Grand Consul Fendall, but they are far from 
secure in the possession of this house. 

**The Alpha Phi, the Alpha Theta and the Alpha Chi occupy rented 
houses; the Eta Eta has a lodge; the others are without a home. 

"Help us to build our houses is the cry of the fraternity to which we 
owe allegiance and support. 

"Again, in aiding and strengthening the fraternity to which we owe 
the deepest, purest friendships of our early life, which opens to us the 
choicest acquaintance of our later years, and in whose progress and 
admitted excellence and strength we all entertain so much of personal 
interest and pride, we further much that is helpful and good to ourselves. 

"The Greeks in Macedonia cry out for help. Will their voices go 
unanswered?" 

CHI'S CHAPTER HOUSE, 
HANOVER COLLEGE, HANOVER, INDIANA. 

As has been said, the first chapter of Sigma Chi to build its own 
house was Chi. As no account of the building of it has ever been pub- 
lished, it is presented here in full. 

It seemed peculiarly appropriate that when, in 1888, Chi chapter, 
grown to a lusty youth of 17 years, desired to purchase a site for a 
chapter house, it should secure a lot overlooking Crowe Falls and the 
beautiful ravine in which its founders had met in the spring of 1871 to 
push their efforts for a charter from Sigma Chi. The site selected also 
fronts upon the main entrance to the college grounds, and commands a 
view in the distance of "la belle revierre." It is undoubtedly the best 
location for a fraternity chapter house in the whole vicinity and contains 
an acre and a quarter of ground. The money for its purchase was sub- 
scribed by the active members of Chi and they took the title and had it 
recorded in the name of Walter L. Fisher, to whose previous and sub- 
sequent efforts the building of the house is due. 

Soon after the purchase of the land, plans for the house were pre- 
pared by Otto H. Matz, a well-known architect of Chicago, and the 
work of construction was accomplished in the winter of 1889 and the 
spring of 1890. The house itself cost, when completed, about {4,500. 
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members who contributed, formed a voluntary association known as the 
"Chapter House Association of Chi Chapter of the Sigma Chi Frater- 
nity." The shares of stock were for the par value of $25, and 180 were 
issued, the aggregate amount of stock issued being $4,500, the cost of 
the house. These shares were issued by Walter L. Fisher, who then 
and has still acted as the Trustee for the voluntary association. 

A year after the house was ready for occupancy, the trustee, on 
October 3, 1891, executed a declaration of trust, stating that the prop- 
erty was held by him as a trustee for the legal owners of the 180 shares 
of stocky subject to the control of the owner or owners of a majority of 
said 180 shares. This declaration of trust was duly recorded at Madi- 
soOy the county seat of Jefferson County, in which Hanover is located. 

f 2,300 of the $4,500 of stock was bought outright by individual 
members. The balance of §2,200 was borrowed from a local building 
association, upon the personal note of Walter L. Fisher, with the prop- 
erty as security. The voluntary association recognized Mr. Fisher* s 
generosity in becoming personally liable for this 1(2,200 which had been 
borrowed from the building association, by issuing to him 88 of the 180 
shares which represent the 1(4,500, the cost of the house. These 88 
shares are in addition to those which were issued to Mr. Fisher for the 
cash which he contributed, which, by the way, was much more than 
half of the $2,300, the total amount contributed. 

The Chapter House Association pays to the building association 
seven per cent, interest in monthly installments and also makes monthly 
payments on the principal on the usual plan of building associations. 
The first year these payments were S34.84 per month, which would 
reduce the principal from $2,200 to $1,936 at the end of the first year, 
and a correspondingly greater reduction for the second year, totally 
paying the debt in 6 or 7 years, if the monthly payments are regularly 
continued. Of course, the house is kept fully insured. 

The house was furnished by the active chapter when it took posses- 
sion in October, 1890, and recently the alumni have assisted in refur- 
nishing, papering, carpeting, and making the house a comfortable and 
luxurious home for the boys. 

Active members pay room rent to the Chapter House Association at 
the current average rates of the village, and the chapter also pays col- 
lectively to it the same amount formerly paid for hall rent. The object 
is to make the expense of rooming in the house and meeting there, sub- 
stantially no greater than if the house had not been built and the mem- 
bers roomed, and had a chapter hall, elsewhere. 

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228 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

in paying off the loan from the building association, for insurance, and 
in taking care of the property. The running expenses are paid by those 
members of the chapter who room in the house, with some aid from 
those who room outside of it, effected by raising the regular dues. 

The members of the chapter do not board in the house, but take 
their meals in the immediate neighborhood, from which is secured also 
a woman who takes care of the rooms. 

The house is 42x23 feet, with an "L," 19x25 feet. It contains on 
the first floor a parlor in the front of the house, one bed-room and a 
large bath-room in the rear, and a spacious library to the left of the 
main structure in the <'L." 

The library is furnished with a large open fire-place built into the 
wall, which is in the extreme left in the illustration; on the side of the 
fire-place which is nearer to the front of the house, are spacious book 
shelves, above which are three stained glass windows, on the middle 
one of which is emblazoned the Sigma Chi badge, and on the other two 
the letters sigma and chi. A great oak table stands in the centre of the 
library, on which are to be found magazines, newspapers and miscella- 
neous reading matter. On the side of the fire-place, next to the rear of 
the house, is a large low window leading out to the rear veranda. On 
the walls are hung pictures of varied assortment, including individual 
photographs of nearly all of the alumni, group photographs of Chi and 
other chapters, a handsome portrait of the goat painted especially by a 
good local artist and presented to the chapter by Nathan Powell, '84, 
and many other unique features which stamp the attractive library as a 
sort of baronial hall for fraternal good fellowship. 

On the upper floor are six bed-rooms, with good halls and closets. 
A large veranda on the east side of the house (seen in the illustration) 
faces toward the college, and a smaller one in the rear overlooks the 
ravine and to the east the river. In the rear of the ground owned by 
the Chapter House Association, and overtopping the ravine are great 
rocks which present tempting nooks of shade and coolness in the warm 
days of May and June and in the beautiful Indian summer. 

The Chapter House Association owns an option on property to the 
west and may at some time in the future largely increase the grounds 
surrounding the house, which even now are ample. 

The owners of the stock of the Association are: S. P. Dillon, '71; 
Prof. A. P. Keil, '76; Will H. Craig, '80; Walter L, Fisher, Wm. D. 
Thomas and E. E. Powell, '83; Nathan Powell, '84; Charles Ailing, Jr., 
'85; Hov^ard Fisher, '86; Joseph R. Voris, '87; Hubert Edson, '89; 
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Charles Sanford, '89; Alois B. Graham, '91; Jas. D. Byrns, Frank Cro- 
zier (now of the committee of the Theta Theta Chapter House Associa- 
tion), L. Parker Drayer, and A. Edward Wiggam, '92. 

Not only these alumni but every son of Chi is cordially welcomed at 
the house whenever he revisits his alma mater; and when surrounded 
by the worthy successors of his own departed coterie, he can find sweet 
comfort in the full belief that this house has not only placed the chapter 
in the lead of its rivals (Beta Theta Pi, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta 
Theta and Delta Tau Delta), but has assured to Chi a permanent, suc- 
cessful and brilliant future. 

So much care and thought was expended by Trustee Fisher in the 
building of the house, that while its nominal value is $4,500, the real 
worth of it is at least S6,ooo, on account of the low prices secured in 
Chicago and elsewhere for the materials, and the advantageous contracts 
made with local builders. This labor was expended by Mr. Fisher 
during the period covered by the publication of the Catalogue and his 
grand quaestorship, and for his efforts in Chicago, his numerous trips 
to Hanover, and his open bank account which was generously used 
during the construction, the chapter and the fraternity must ever hold 
him in grateful remembrance. 

[The "Views at Hanover College," which are shown in this issue, 
comprise: At the top of the group, Crowe Falls, and on either side of 
it the Chi Chapter House and the Observatory; in the centre the main 
college building; below it the dormitory and the view of the Indiana 
bottomland, the Ohio river and the Kentucky shore in the distance, 
as seen from the mam building on the hill; at the bottom, the presi- 
dent's house, now occupied by President D. W. Fisher, D. D., LL. D., 
father of ex-Grand Consul Walter L. Fisher] 

LIFE IN CHl'S HOUSE. 

The following paragraphs concerning life in Chi's home are culled 
from an article by Paul B. Scarff, one of the active members: 

As to the care of the house — this devolves upon a trio of brothers called the house 
committee. The duties of this committee entail the enforcing of study hours and all 
other rules deemed necessary by the chapter. Also all damages must be repaired, and 
many fines levied and collected. They must make all necessary purchases, such as new 
fomiture and coal, and see that the woman who takes care of the house does her work 
well. This committee consists of three, holding office a year. However, the chairman 
of this committee really has all the work to do, overseeing it and calling on his two asso- 
ciates when he needs help. On this chairman also devolves the duty of collecting room 
rent, rent of the chapter hall, and forwarding it to the proper persons. This duty was 
deemed necessary to be taken off the chapter quaestor, on whom it first rested. This 



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man must also see to the laundry of the house — in short, the care of the whole house, it 
is found, is best carried out and looked into when put on one man, backed by his two 
aids. 

After breakfast college ladts until noon. After dinner the fellows all gather in some 
popular man's room, and work off much of that effervescence peculiar to giddy youth. 
Politics is discussed, the management of the college is severely criticised, and the fac- 
ulty is lauded with all encomiums of respect. The instant the hands of the clock indicate 
two o'clock, silence prevails, and study hours are on until five. There is silence — no 
sound breaks the stillness save the crash of broken furniture, the uproar of battle, or 
some oratorically inclined brother "speaking his piece." Thus there is silence, occa- 
sionally made more intense by the melodious, desperate appeal of "study hours' in 
cadences imploring. Still, all lessons are generally very thoroughly learned by supper 
time, and the evenings are devoted to reading, a friendly game of whist, a social call, or 
any other harmless recreation. 

Gathered around the great cheerful fire-place in the comfortable, tastefully furnished 
library, with curtains pulled down, the long table covered with periodicals, and the lux- 
urious chairs snugly adjusted, true comfort is enjoyed, and friendships and associations 
are formed that only death can sever, and whose memory will never die. 

The true spirit of a fraternity, the knowledge that you have somebody behind you — 
those whom you know and whom you can trust — and withal the spirit of love, is intensi- 
fied and expanded. A chapter house does not destroy fraternal spirit. Of course, there 
are discords. Where are they not? But I speak from experience, and I know that the 
fraternity has not suffered. On the contrary, we never have been so prosperous as now. 
We have succeeded in furnishing our house and in securing all the men we desired. 

The objection to chapter houses is often urged that they destroy frat spirit by bring- 
ing the boys into too close and continued communication; but, as I have said above, at 
least in this instance no such effect can be perceived, and I think that we may safely 
regard this as an average case. Of course, the possession of a chapter house entails a 
more strict standard of judgment in "spiking," as most people are apt to be somewhat 
fastidious as to "what fellows live in the same house with me." But as such things 
should be considered any way no harm is done. No man you would not live with should 
wear the white cross of Sigma Chi. 

The possession of a parlor and the cheerful frat hall confer considerable social 
advantages. 

ALPHA ALPHA'S HOUSE, 
HOBART COLLEGE, GENEVA, NEW YORK. 

In 1893, before it was one year old, the Alpha Alpha chapter had 
secured an eleven thousand dollar house, entirely through the efforts of 
one strong boy, eighteen years old. To him is due the credit, and this 
chapter must always remain in his debt. He alone inspired an interest 
and provoked the gift which consummated matters. So through the 
generosity of the present Grand Consul, the Hon. Reginald Fendall, 
our Hobart boys enjoy an inestimable privilege and as handsome a 
home, if not handsomer, as their friends, the Sigma Phis and Kappa 
Alphas, possess. 

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the High street of Geneva, almost directly opposite the college chapel; 
contains fifteen rooms, not includiing the offices and garret which serves 
as an admirable hall of initiation. In front of the house is a pretty 
lawn, in the back a hillside terraced down to Seneca Lake, on the banks 
of which is a large boat-house. A broad piazza overlooks the lake, 
while a porch protects the knocker at the front door. The public rooms 
— consisting of a drawing-room, library, smoking, music, and dining 
rooms — are tastefully and comfortably furnished. On the occasion of 
the house warming this autumn they presented a handsome and inviting 
appearance. The boys lodge and board in the house, making of it a 
home in all respects, and they are a happy, cheerful family. A matron 
presides over the domestic affairs, but a committee from the chapter 
supervises the menage. They dispense a gracious hospitality to the 
townspeople and fellow students as well as interchange visits with their 
neighbors, the boys of Alpha Phi. What this chapter accomplished in 
its very infancy, any chapter can also do. Hobart is a small college; 
the boys of Alpha Alpha are not wealthy. Their house represents the 
work, energy, and personality of one boy; but for him, doubtless, this 
house would not be. 

The property is held in the name of The Alpha Alpha of Sigma Chi, 
a corporation under the laws of New York, represented by the Grand 
Consul and four other alumni, who have issued bonds of fifty dollars 
each; these have been taken by members of the fraternity, the chapter 
having established a sinking fund to buy them up. They hope soon to 
have all indebtedness removed. 

THETA'S LODGE. 
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE, GETTYSBURGH, PA. 

The first of Sigma Chi's chapters to own a lodge is the Theta, a 
description of which can be found in the Sigma Chi Quarterly, Vol. X, 
No. 4, written by John Bruce McPherson, to whom is due the credit 
and honor of gaining for his chapter that truly elegant stone lodge 
which adorns the campus of Pennsylvania College, and is a joy forever 
to Sigma Chis. While so lovely and perfect without, it is more so 
within, and the boys whose privilege it is to worship therein can gain 
inspiration and carry away much which will aid them in life. They are 
indeed fortunate in owning so admirable a hall in which the fitness of 
things is exemplified, and where the wisdom and advice of Pater Mc- 
Pherson resounds amidst the perfection of furnishing. 

It was our privilege to visit and meet with the Theta boys in their 
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evening spent in such pleasant company and under so lovely a roof, and 
we wish all chapters of the fraternity had a McPherson for its guide, 
counsellor and friend. 

ALPHA PI'S LODGE. 
ALBION COLLEGE, MICHIGAN. 

For a description of the lodge of the Alpha Pi and the dedicatory 
exercises, with the oration delivered by the Rev. Wallace Radcliffe, 
D. D., the reader is referred to the Vol. X, No. 4, of the Sigma Chi 
Quarterly. This was the first lodge built and owned by a fraternity 
at Albion College, and the second lodge which Sigma Chi had built and 
possessed. We cannot pass by this lodge without appending what is 
so pleasantly written by £. C. Dunning: 

It was the writer's fortune to be initiated into the chapter about two months before 
the hall was finished. The meetings were held in the rooms of the boys: we had to sit 
on trunks, beds or on the floor when there were not chairs enough to go around. Bnt 
the first meeting after the holiday vacation of the winter of 'qo-'qi was held in the new 
building. Our first feelings were peculiar; it seemed that we had been transported from 
almost nowhere to an elegant mansion. We almost held our breath at first, fearing to 
break it all down by regplar breathing. Somehow the program was started, and as we 
heard the voices of our orators, and as they in their speeches made us realize that it was 
all our own, we lost the first feeling of awe; and when somebody called, "What's the 
matter with this?" there was a yell that made the foundations tremble. Then another 
speech, and more yells. Finally we came to see and realize the nse and purpose of the 
beautiful hall. We discovered that we who had been wanderers and homeless were now 
at home, that after that we had a place to call our own. The meetings in the boys* 
rooms had been jolly and inspiring, but something was lacking. Now that want was 
filled, and we could feel at rest and at home. Such it has been ever since; more and 
more, meeting after meeting, the value and deamess of the place grows upon us. The 
friendships formed here, the benefits derived, and the inspirations gained will linger in 
the minds of the boys of Alpha Pi and defy Time itself. There are many whole-souled 
friends who have given time, attention and money to beautify the hall and make it more 
attractive for us. Then there are the initiations; there's no place on earth like it; and 
the "feeds." Occasionally a stray feather or small bones lead to the suspicion that 
"fowl murder" has been done in the cellar. But it must suffice to say that if there is 
any place on the earth, outside his own home, dear to the heart of a Sig of this chapter, 
it is the ground at the east end of the college grove, occupied by what is commonly 
known as the " Sig Hall." 

ETA ETA'S LODGE, 
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, HANOVER, N. H. 

Eta Eta has a handsome lodge upon the college campus, in which it 
holds its meetings and the various entertainments to which it bids its 
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THE THETA THETA. 
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, 

^s occupied a rented house since 1885. Lewis A. Stoneman writes: 

MTe have a home of about ten rooms situated in a most desirable part of the city» 

^ar the chapter hooies of the leading fraternities, for which we pay $450.00 rent, which 

* ^^ consider very reasonable, as rents are higher here than in any other town any of us 

^'^ow of. (The other fraternities renting houses pay from $400 to $750 per annum. ) 

'^Qt according to oar lease we pay $50 per month during the nine months of the college 

^ ear, thus leaving nothing unpaid when we leave in June and have no burden to take up 

^^n our arrival October i. In our house we accommodate ten men in the five l>ed-rooms 

two in each room. In addition to our bed-rooms we have delightful double parlors, 

'Xwhich are parlors and not smoking rooms, and just across the hall is our "smoker.* 

^^is is the room that saves the wear and tear upon the house. This is where we all 

xnake for firat, where we read, smoke, play cards and hold our meetings. We have 

^mother room which we give to a needy student, together with $8 per month, for doing 

our house-work. 

The only bouse oflficers are the house treasurer and custodian. The former makes 
and collects all assessments, makes all purchases and pays all bills. The latter has 
direct charge of all house matters strictly, as conduct, provides for all repairs of broken 
chairs or window shades, and is the one to whom all complaints are made. 

Of course, onr affairs are run on the assessment plan. In order to illustrate how we 
make assessments, and in order that you may see what it actually costs us to have a fra- 
ternity house and "all the comforts of home," I will give you some figures that are taken 
from the books, showing one month's expenses: 

Rent $5000 

Washing (house only) 5 00 

Servant (a student — we give room also, so we get him cheap) 8 00 

Light I 60 

Heat (only coldest weather; we use hot-water heater) 19 50 

Jocidentala, as water tax, lamp flues, matches, cigars, etc., for entertainment, esti- 
mated — ^very liberal 4 00 

88 10 

Now each of the ten men in the house pay $1.50 room rent per week. This is $6.00 per 
'^onth for each man, and $60.00 from ten. 

$88 10 
60 00 

28 10 

"X^akiog $60.00 from $88.10 leaves $28.10. We have 23 men altogether. Divide $28.10 
V^y 23 and yon have the assessment for the month, about $1.22. All will pay $1.22 each, 
^nd each man in the house $6.00 room rent additional. We base price of rooms on what 
^nch rooms conld be found for in private families, then make it a little less. In our 
^oase all the rooms are equally desirable, so we charge the same for each; but in some 
houses a committee puts a price that is exactly fair on each room, and then the boys 
^raw for choice. 

Of course you know what the social side of the question is. Our favorite game is 
'Xivhist, and you could find a game going on after any meal in the "smoker." We have 
^o house rules as such, but find the unwritten laws are much stronger. For instance, 



234 ^^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

«very fellow knows it is against the rnles to bring liquor there, and no one woald attempt 
to start a game of poker. There is little use to lay down rules to be broken. We find 
the unwritten rules are not broken. 

We have a small library which is being slowly built up by donations. 

We have had a number of opportunities to show our hospitality through our bouse 
this year. When an alumnus is in town we find that he at once looks us up. and when 
he finds us, walks right in and feels perfectly at home. It happens every month that we 
have one or two visitors. We enjoy having them with us, and we think they enjoy being 
here. When they are here over night, they are made comfortable, and always sleep the 
sleep of the innocent and just, and dream dreams of their own college days. Every 
week we have a "smoker" to which we invite our friends. One can hardly see the spots 
on the cards for the fragrant smoke. 

I would like to say, however, that there is nothing in the world that can give one a 
better espionage over the boys than having them all together in the chapter house. You 
understand how that is. Moreover, when they are all together, I find from experience 
that they try to please one another, and on the whole there is as much refinement as if 
they were all enjoying some ouj's hospitality at a house party. The men associated 
together in such a manner must form the most binding and life-long friendships as well 
as business and social ties. 

Here in Ann Arbor the true fraternity life is chapter house life, and a fraternity 
that has no house might just as well shut up shop at once. The true spirit of fraternal 
brotherhood is lost without the close associations that only can be found in the house 
life. The day of balls and lodge-rooms is past, and the chapters still clinging to the old 
ideas fail, it seems to me. in realizing all the possible benefits to be found in fraternity 
membership. 

Theta Theta has just issued a circular to its alumni, stating that the 
notes secured in the spring of 1892, for the building of a house, amount 
to over $1,000 and will fall due January 2, 1895. That Hon. Orville S. 
Brumback, of Toledo, will continue to act as Trustee of the building 
fund, he having filed voluntarily a $10,000 bond as security for its faith- 
ful management. The chapter desires to form a stock corporation and 
have shares to the amount of $10,000 taken by its alumni and other 
members of the fraternity. The plans of the committee are sound, and 
it deserves the hearty co-operation of the alumni. The last issue of the 
Bulletin contains a more extended account of this laudable effort of 
Theta Theta, than we have space to give it here. 

THE OMEGA, 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, 

occupied a rented house from 1886 until May, 1893. They vacated the 
house then with the expectation that the autumn would find them in a 
house of their very own. But owing to the financial depression this 
hope has not yet been realized. Their alumni and others have sub- 
scribed $5,000, and in a comparatively short time they will be under 
their own roof once more. E. M. St. John writes: 



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As to onr life in the houses which we have occupied for the last fifteen years, there 
no one alumnos nor undergraduate but regard it as one of the pleasantest of his college 
[periencea. The cry this year has been. "Chapter house next year," and we mean to 
rv« ome, even if oar alumni do not succeed in getting us a permanent home. 

As far as society is concerned we. as the only fraternity which had a house, have a 
onopoly of the thing and naturally lead in this respect. Two years ago we had on the 
^erage of six parties a term and wound up with a swell dance at one of the city clubs. 

Another feature of chapter house life which we do not find elsewhere is the "scrap." 
tx>nt once a month it was the custom for everybody to lay aside studies and go in for a 
iendly fight. From early evening to early morn the battle would wage. Many were 
« strange sights the neighbors saw on those nights. 

It would take a large book to tell of the good time which Omega men have had in 
eir house and a larger one yet to express the wishes of the present chapter in regard to 
mng a house of their "very own." However, if you have any doubt as to Omega's 
:titnde on the question, you have but to ask them and I am sure that they will "signify 
r the nsual sign" a most enthusiastic approval. 

THE ALPHA THETA, 
MASSACHUSEITS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOSTON. 

Since the fall of 1886 Alpha Theta has had a home of its own, but 
Iways as a lessee; first in a fiat, now a handsome house in the fashion- 
ble Back Bay district of Boston, where they live, lodge and board in 
omfort and luxury, dispensing hospitality freely. Their principal 
vent is the annual reunion in March, when all of the alumni who can 
eturn to keep this feast. The pleasure experienced by all is easier 
magined than described. Suffice it to say that so strong is the hold 
rhich memory retains that all who once come back long to return every 
ear. 

THE ALPHA BETA, 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. 

Tribune Chas. F. Eckart writes: 

The history of Alpha Beta, though a brief one. extending back as it does to the sum- 
ler of 1886, is marked with several experiences in entering and maintaining a chapter 
OQse. Her progress in this line was not at first characterized by rapid strides toward 
lie attainment of a conceived ideal, but on the contrary was slow and marked by succes- 
ive stages. Not long after the formal institution of the chapter at the university, the 
lembers saw the advantages that would inevitably accrue from the establishment of a 
ratemity house system, and they accordingly took the ftrst step in this direction. Hav- 
ag just gained a foothold in the university the embryo chapter hardly felt strong enough 
3 take possession of a house, and so did the next best thing and boarded together at a 
esidence adjoining the university grounds. Life spent in this manner soon developed, 
a the course of a few months, that spirit of true brotherliness which only intimate asso- 
iation can, and their zeal for a chapter house was correspondingly increased. A short 
ime elapsedp and they changed their boarding quarters for a small structure within easy 
listance of the university. The accommodations were small, however; sleeping apart- 



236 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ments were limited, and the boys were obliged to go out for meals, conditions which soon 
proved unsatisfactory in the extreme. Thus were they urged once more to seek " all the 
comforts of a home " and roam about like a tribe of restless Arabs in quest of a sheltered 
spot to pitch their tents. One more venture and. one more evacuation, and Alpha Beta 
found herself in the abode she now occupies. It is a two story structure built on the 
modem plan, beautifully located within a quarter of a mile of the university buildings. 
In it room and comfort are combined, and the house in every way answers all require- 
ments. 

In the fall of last year the members of Alpha Beta were suddenly and in a peculiar 
way placed in a position to see more fullythe extreme advantages resulting from life 
under a fraternal roof. Through the ignition of some dry grass in the rear of the house, 
an adjoining hedge was accidentally fired and the fire communicated to the chapter 
house. In a few moments one side of the building was wrapped in flames, which threat- 
ened complete destruction to the entire structure. With the kind aid of members of the 
various fraternities at Berkeley, together with the assistance of the town fire department, 
the fire was soon under control and in a short time the flames were extinguished. Owing 
to the great damage incurred, however, a whole month was found necessary for extended 
repairs. During this time the members, who were necessarily scattered about and 
deprived of all their accustomed comforts and conveniences, no doubt appreciated more 
fully than ever before the benefits of living together in a well-regulated household. 
There was great rejoicing in Alpha Beta when she again entered her comfortable resi- 
dence, and it was not long before things assumed their old-time appearance. 

Life in the fraternity house is half one's college existence. With twelve members 
congregated under one roof, whose intimacy seems to extend further than that of mere 
friendship, one might expect to find a deviation from the usual humdrum life of a uni- 
versity, and he would not be disappointed. After a hard day's work about college is 
finished, and the cares of the day have been laid aside, one might find the members of 
Alpha Beta variously engaged in quest of recreation and enjoyment. Some occupy 
themselves with a quiet game of whist, others indulge in a game of billiards in the fra. 
temity billiard room, and a few pass away the evening hours with reading or studying. 
On public days, according to a long-established custom. Alpha Beta throws open her 
doors to her friends and celebrates the various occasions with either a reception or a 
dance. 

THE ALPHA LAMBDA, 

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON. 

From 1890 until last year the chapter occupied a rented house which 
they had to give up last spring. A house is being built into which they 
hope to go this coming autumn and live over again those days of old. 

THE ALPHA SIGMA, 
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS, 

rented for three years following 1890 an ordinary dwelling house, in 
which the boys lodged. They tried various plans, but the servant- 
matron question proving too vexed a problem, they settled down to 
lodging in this house and getting their meals at a neighboring boarding 
place. Frederick W. Foote writes of Alpha Sigma: 



CHAPTER HOUSES. 237 

One reason fthe has been unable to properly carry the burden of a house is because 
many of our men (and the same can be said of other fraternities here) reside in the twin 
cities, and must therefore live at their homes. For this reason we have just been com- 
pelled to give up the house which we undertook to run this year, and did run from 
November to the present time. 

At present three of us have a suite of rooms which the chapter uses as headquarters. 
The rooms are in a flat six blocks from the university. The flats are in a good location 
and of modem build, with gas, steam heat and city water. We probably will not have a 
bouse next year, and possibly not for a number of years. I think it is more expensive 
generally to run a rented house than to live outside. While in a house we have never 
enforced any rules, except that we have endeavored to impose strict decorum and due 
dignity during regular meetings. We were accustomed to entertain our lady friends 
quite frequently; in fact, some of the boys have had such a craze for the fair sex, as to 
allow their social affairs to interfere with study to a disastrous extent. The life in a 
house has a good effect on the boys' manners, but it interfere-^ with studying to a consid- 
erable extent. This would probably not be so where a chapter ran a larger establish- 
ment, where study rooms might be more retired and kept more sacred. 

THE ALPHA ZETA. 
BELOIT COLLEGE, BELOIT, WISCONSIN. 

Sigma Chi followed Beta Theta Pi at Beloit, but was the first to 
occupy a chapter house there, which was at the beginning, of 1891. Of 
its inception and the life therein, W. H. Woodard, '94, writes: 

For some time the plan of having a chapter house for Alpha Zeta had been discussed 
by the chapter, but it was not until Commencement in June, 1890, that the discussion 
took any tangible form, and very soon after work was commenced on the house. Prof. 
H. M. Whitney, professor of English Literature in the college, became interested in the 
project, and it was mainly through his efforts that we were at all able to proceed. He 
purchased a desirable location and erected a house upon it according to plans adopted by 
us. By the terms of the contract we pay him a stated per cent, on his entire investment 
and he agrees to sell to us at any time we desire at the cost of the investment in 1890. 

During this same year Phi Kappa Psi and Beta Theta Pi both entered houses. Phi 
Kappa Psi, I understand, built theirs on their own responsibility, while Beta Theta Pi 
rent their house, being built especially for them. 

That the chapter house system, as worked out in our chapter's life, is on the whole 
a success, I am sure none of the members will deny. It brings the members into closer 
fellowship, and fraternity work can be prosecuted to better advantage. The objection 
that chapter house life isolates the members from the rest of the students and also inter- 
feres with the proper pursuit of their duties as students cannot properly be raised against 
the system here at Beloit. 

The only drawback to the chapter house system, as we find it here, is the continual 
uncertainty as to the number of men who will be back "next year." However, I am 
happy to say we have not had any serious difficulties of that kind, but if some plan could 
be devised whereby the entire responsibility of maintaining the house was not placed 
upon the active members, I think it would accrue to the benefit of the fraternity in many 
ways. Can we not have this question discussed in the Quarterly? 

The members do not board at the house, but at the different boarding houses in the 



238 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

city, and in that way keep in closer touch with the student life. Phi Kappa Psi follows 
the same plan, but the Betas board at their house. 

It only remains for me to say that Alpha Zeta has never regretted taking the step 
she did towards securing a chapter house, and I hope that all the chapters will soon be 
comfortably ensconced in houses. 

THE ALPHA PHI. 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, N. Y. 

Ever since 1891, the year after its establishment, the Alpha Phi has 
occupied rented houses. The house they now occupy was built espe- 
cially for them. It is a commodious three story frame structure situated 
in what is known as the fraternity settlement and overshadowed by the 
grand structure of their friends of Zeta Psi, which stands in its menacing 
grandeur as a persistent and ever present incentive for better quarters 
and provocative of much thought as to ways and means of betterment, 
but no envy. 

The simplicity of its exterior does not tell much about the interior 
comfort, comeliness and hospitality which awaits one who knocks. Let 
the wayfarer go, as the writer did, early some morning — the colder the 
better — and have his heart gladdened by **Come right in! This is the 
Sigma Chi house.'' 

On the ground floor are the drawing room, library, card-room and 
smoking room, with the dining room in the basement. The rooms are 
all comfortably and usefully furnished. Upholstered settees or divans 
with stuffed backs fill the corners, suggesting many a pleasant scene of 
lazy, loitering, story-telling time in the candle light. On the other floors 
are the study and bed-rooms, arranged in suites for two. These the 
occupants furnish themselves. The life is a family one; a matron pre- 
sides over the culinary and gastronomical part — for the entire chapter 
board in the house — and direct the menage under a house committee. 
There are few rules, and these are mostly unwritten ones, which suggest 
themselves and are enforced through that innate courtesy and gentle- 
manliness born of filial respect and consideration and the intensified 
desire to please one another. The boys are seldom together until after' 
supper and at dinner. In. the early evening they meet in the smoking 
room, which has a frieze made of empty Sweet Caporal cigarette boxes, 
tell stories, sing college and fraternity songs, as a post prandial prepa- 
ration for the study hour, during which quiet reigns. There are no 
distinctively characteristic entertainments, and although Cornell is co- 
educational, one does not find the afternoon tea popular, but they run 
to dances and smokers, with amateur theatrical performances, to which 
everybody is invited. The night for most riot is on the occasion of an 



CHAPTER HOUSES. 239 

initiation. Our visit to Alpha Phi was one Saturday after such. We 
anived early in the morning; slid over the frozen ice- coated path into a 
basement door; were welcomed by a maid-servant, and given the free- 
dom of the house — **The young gentlemen never come down early 
Saturdays." Disorder and confusion met us everywhere, and horror 
struck us to think these youths could live in such confusion; but when 
the boys came down and said, **We swung a man last night!" we under- 
stood. The memory of that visit will be always fresh and bright before 
us. To be with them in their own home, each vieing with the other in 
friendly rivalry to do the honors and make our sojourn pleasant; see 
them living as they do — caused the wish we were boys again to enjoy 
the privilege of living in a chapter house. All the misery of our board- 
ing houses and visions of our landladies arose in unhappy contrast with 
this ideal college living, and made us loathe to return to our bachelor 
chop. 

The Alpha Phi have just completed their act of incorporation, and 
the autumn will find them installed in their own, as handsome and suit- 
able a home as any now owned by a fraternity at Cornell. 

THE ALPHA CHI. 
STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA, 

^so occupies a rented house in which all of the members of the chapter 
'>oard and lodge. It was the third chapter of the first province to enter 
a house, taking possession January i, 1892. The rent and other ex- 
panses are met by assessment of a fixed sum. Each member in his turn 
looks after the furnace for one week at a time, and the other duties of 
the house are divided in a similar manner. They find the same benefits 
that the other chapters do from a residence — a chapter house of their 
own. 

THE ALPHA RHO, 
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, SOUTH BETHLEHEM, PA., 

shortly after its revival last September, entered an ordinary three story 
^Welling house, which they have adapted to their requirements, and in 
^hich all the members of the chapter lodge, except those who live with 
their people in Bethlehem. 

Frederick G. Sykes, '94, writes of their life: 

The greater nainber of us have oar study rooms on the second floor and sleep on the 
third; we find this arrangement much nicer and healthier. The only objection to this is 
that all the fellows except myself have alarm clocks that are liable to go off at any time 
^ the night or morning. 

We hardly ever see each other before noon, when we get back to the bouse after 
^^tores and spend the time until two o'clock reading the papers, talking or lounging. 



240 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Daring the afternoon we are busy again — some on the athletic field, trying for positions 
on the various teams; some playing tennis, others hard at work in the laboratories. Im- 
mediately after six o'clock dinner we generally "bam" for awhile. Cold winter evenings 
we gather around the fire-place, and, in the light of the burning logs. sing, tell stories or 
listen to some of "Pop" Wooden's jokes — he of football fame. We lie upon the floor, 
pile ourselves two or three over the other on the divan, toss, roll and howl for all we are 
worth. 

The beauty of such fraternity life is that you can do anything you please, without 
fear of shocking anybody's sense of propriety, and yet keep within bounds. 

On Friday nights after our meeting as a chapter we have debates, songs, and a jolly 
good time. Henshaw gets out his banjo and we have stag dancing. Then a small feed 
ends the night, or rather morning. It is needless to write we have a good time. The 
life is a jolly one, especially when one lives with a jolly crowd. 

Of course, on ordinary everyday working nights it won't do to "bum," for then it 
would be "flunk, flunk, flunk" the next day. Almost any time during the evening, after 
seven, go into any room and you will find all "boning hard." 

THE ALPHA OMICRON, 
TULANE UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS, 

has applied for position upon the ground which Tulane University of 
Louisiana expects to occupy very soon, and erect thereon a lodge, as it 
does not require a chapter house. Some money h^s been subscribed, 
and more will come from their alumni, who are most of them wealthy, 
interested and enthusiastic. 






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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FLAG. 241 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FLAG. 

"The committee appointed by the Columbian Grand Chapter to 
esign a flag for the fraternity respectfully submits the following report: 

< 'After a full consideration of the designs and descriptive matter 
ubmitted, it finds that certain objections attach to all the drawings 
rising either through a misconception of the purpose of the flag, or 
^norance of the effect of position on its appearance. The committee 
ecided that its purpose was not to design a banner for interior decora- 
ion, or close inspection, but a flag, pure and simple, whose function it 
rould be to float from the highest point of the chapter or general fra- 
srnity quarters on the occasions of conventions, reunions, and the like. 

''This being its purpose, certain restrictions were immediately placed 
pon its design and color; it is intended to be seen from afar; therefore 
he subdivisions should be large and simple, and the colors strong; the 
se of mystic signs and the chopping of colors into small masses only 
snd to obscure the great purpose of the flag and make it illegible at 
ven a short distance. 

"The Constitution declares that the fraternity colors are blue and 
;old, but does not specify the shade or tint; those generally used are a 
ight golden yellow, inclining to brown, and a pale blue, inclining to 
;reen — tints beautiful in themselves, but utterly unfitted for flag pur- 
poses. The blue would be lost against the sky, and the yellow is too 
ireak in tone to carry any distance. Such a flag as ours should be in 
ervice constantly, and these pale colors, exposed to the weather and 
xtremes of temperature, could not long survive the action of the ele- 
aents. 

"A study of national flags is suflicient to show that both design and 
:olor harmony must give way to legibility and durability; in none of 
hem do we find delicately beautiful colors or graceful lines. Our own 
lational flag, according to high authority, suffers from overcrowding 
.nd small subdivisions of color. 

"Bearing all these facts in mind, the committee has selected one of 
he designs submitted by brother H. H. Vinton, and somewhat changing 
he proportion and color scheme, herewith submit it for your considera- 
ion. 

"The flag is in the proportion of two to three (2x3); its field a strong 
lavy blue; its center a rectangular area one by one and a half (ixi}4) 



242 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

in proportion, and in color a deep orange yellow; upon this area are the 
two plain letters Sigma and Chi in dark blue; underneath the yellow, 
and partly protruding from the sides, are the four arms of our fraternity 
cross in white. 

''As yellow loses more by distance than blue, the balance of color is 
maintained by a yellow streamer above the flag proper, the streamer to 
be twice as long as the flag; this brightens the general effect and at the 
same time affords a place for the chapter name. 

**A color sketch is hereto appended. 

** Respectfully submitted, 

* 'Albert P. Willis, \ ^ 

-Wm. B. Abbey, \ Committee. 

"March 31, 1894.'' 

The report is in the hand-writing of brother Abbey, and was accom- 
panied by the following explanation in a letter from brother Willis: — 

"In submitting the enclosed report the committee suggest that bunt- 
ing is the approved material to be used, and that the method of printing 
in fast dyes used by Messrs. Horstmann & Booth, 5th and Cherry Sts., 
Philadelphia, has the combined merits of durability and cheapness; the 
flags made by this process being seamless and of single thickness. 
There is in the possession of one of the committee a national flag made 
in this manner which was constantly exposed in all weathers during the 
entire Centennial year and on many festival occasions since, and whose 
colors are still bright and clear. 

"In the use of the flag the committee would lay special stress upon 
the crying need of the alumni for a flag to float over the hotels previous 
to their annual or monthly dinners. In the east this custom is very 
prevalent, every fraternity except ours thus announcing itself. " 

The adoption of a flag for the fraternity was delegated to the above 
named committee, subject to the approval of the Grand Triumvirs. 
The latter are quite pleased with the report of the committee, and with 

the general character of the design submitted. The investigations of 
the committee have evidently been thorough, as to what would give us 
the most artistic, useful, legible, and distinctive emblem. 

But before taking final action, the Triumvirs desire to inquire 
whether a slight change in the design will be acceptable to the commit- 
tee. They suggest that in the committee's design the cross is somewhat 
obscured (especially at a distance) by the yellow square. This is large- 
ly due to the fact that the two side arms are considerably shorter than 
the upper arm, and the difficulty is remedied by making the two side 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FLAG. 243 

arms as long as the upper arm. The Triumvirs understand that the 
three upper arms should be of equal length in our badge, although not 
so shown in the design submitted by the committee. It is also thought 
that the appearance of the design will be improved by having the outer 
ends of all arms of the cross curved inward towards the center (as our 
badges are commonly made) instead of in straight lines as shown on the 
committee's design. The illustration shows the design adopted by the 
committee, with these slight changes made. The colors in the illustra- 
tion are almost an exact reproduction of the shades selected by the com- 
mittee, lacking, perhaps, the slightest trifle in depth or richness of color, 
when compared side by side with the committee's design. This difference 
is only that due to the nature of the illustration, in which but one thin 
layer of color can be applied to the paper, and is appreciable only when 
the two are compared side by side. 

The feature of a navy blue field with the large white badge in the 
centre is found also in the flag which Alpha Beta now uses on its chap- 
ter house. The difference between the two designs is the addition by 
^he committee of the square of orange yellow placed upon the white 
badge for the purpose of placing the two Greek letters in blue upon the 
yellow (which brings out the characters very distinctly). 

The design is strong, dignifled, and aesthetically pleasing, and Bros. 
Willis and Abbey deserve the thanks of the fraternity for their pains- 
taking labor of fraternity love. 

The question is still open, so let us hear what the fraternity in gen- 
^^al thinks of the progress so far made toward the flnal adoption of a 
flag. 



244 T^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 



ODE TO SIGMA CHI. 

In summer days, so bright and fair, 

In days adorned with russet leaf, 
We see thy emblems everywhere, 

In sky so blue and golden sheaf. 

On winds bedecked with winter's hoar, 
On zephyrs bearing spring's sweet breath. 

Unwearied doth thy eagle soar, 

Majestic, high, untouched by Death. 

Beneath Time's pale and withering hand 

Thy honored parchment doth not fade. 
The ages roll, the sea is sand; 

Thy noblest with their sires are laid. 

But even this doth *minish not 

Thy ancient glory's purest white, 
For other hands, with fervor hot, 

Shall keep thy 'scutcheon burnished, bright. 

On mountains bleak, in valleys green. 

On lowland, mesa, and on hill 
The Danebrog Cross shall e'er be seen. 

Thy glorious name shall echo still. 

The sun's rich gold, the heaven's blue. 

The winter's white belong to thee. 
Creation's colors — symbols, too, 

Of love and truth and purity. 

When Nature smiles, when she may frown, 

The earth and air and sea, all tell. 
And the anthem swells when worlds go down, 

"O Sigma Chi! we love thee well!" 

Harry Lee Martin, Alpha Upsilon, '95. 



REPORT OF THE SONG BOOK COMMITTEE. 245 



REPORT OF THE SONG BOOK COMMITTEE. 

<< Since the song book committee made its last report a year ago, 
substantial progress has been made in the work of collecting new songs. 
The constant agitation which has been kept up has been bearing fruit 
quite abundantly. 

< 'About sixty new songs are now in the possession of the committee, 
many of which have been already published in the Quarterly. Of 
these, forty-four are provided with an air, fifteen of which are original, 
the others being some familiar tune. While the songs are of varying 
degrees of excellence (and some of them perhaps cannot be used at all), 
they form a very creditable collection. 

** Only eighteen of the active chapters have, contributed thus far. 
Those on the 'honor roll' of the committee are the following: Epsilon, 
Zeta, Theta, Kappa, Mu, Xi, Omicron, Omega, Alpha Alpha, Delta 
Delta, Zeta Psi, Theta Theta, Alpha Lambda, Alpha Omicron, Alpha 
Pi, Alpha Sigma, Alpha Upsilon, and Alpha Phi. 

** Doubtless others will be heard from soon, and ere long the collec- 
tion ought to be grown to quite respectable proportions. The commit- 
tee urge that the chapters which have not yet been heard from send 
along their contributions as early as possible, in order that the book 
may be published soon. The attention of the younger chapters is 
especially called to the fact that it is not too late to contribute, and 
that something is looked for from them. The fraternity needs the book 
and ought to have it before long. The Song Book Committee, 

**R. W. Squires, Chairman. 

** Minneapolis, Minn., 320 4th St., S. E., April 19, 1894." 

The foregoing report indicates that the more than one-half of the 
chapters which have not sent any songs whatever to the committee, 
should do so at once, and also that enough progress has been made to 
warrant a full discussion as to the best means of publishing the book. 

Grand Praetor Harper suggests that it be published by subscription. 
To this end the Grand Tribune would like to hear from all members of 
the fraternity who are willing to pay two dollars for a copy of the book 
when published. It will be worth that amount, because the committee, 
and the editor who may be selected, will be given to understand that 
this song book must surpass anything of the kind ever issued by a Greek 
letter fraternity. If no specific compensation can be paid to the editor, 



246 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

he might be given a certain percentage of the net proceeds of the book, 
as an inducement for more careful and elaborate effort. We understand 
that Alpha Sigma has no desire to supervise the actual publication of 
the work. It frankly states that it has no member who by musical 
talent is peculiarly fitted to act as editor, and therefore appeals to the 
whole fraternity to select a competent arranger or composer of music 
for college songs, who has a good appreciation of the literary worth of 
the words, and a thorough knowledge of and sympathy with the college 
spirit in which these songs ought to be conceived, written, composed, 
and afterwards sung. Is there such a man among our four thousand 
alumni who can be secured for this work? If so, give us his name and 
address. If not, tell us of some one outside of Sigma Chi who would 
make a good editor. 

The chapters should discuss the plan of making themselves liable 
for a copy at two dollars for each of their members. Some of these 
copies could be sold to their alumni if certain active members were not 
able to buy them. But there is certainly no active member in Sigma 
Chi who cannot afford to pay two dollars for the best song book ever 
published; to be used by him all through his college course and pre- 
served all through his life as the centre of all those sweet memories of 
college days which cluster around the fraternity song. The loyalty of 
every active member in taking the song book would assure to the fra- 
ternity one thousand dollars with which to begin publication. This 
amount should be in the hands of the proper officer before a line of type 
is set, and the success of the book would be assured. Shall the active 
chapters in next Grand Chapter assembled decide to assure themselves 
of the success of this important and much-needed work by loyally 
agreeing to become liable for one copy of the song book at two dollars 
per copy for each of their members? 

The question should be discussed also by the alumni chapters. 
They certainly need a song book for every one of their members and 
will probably be only too glad of the opportunity to attest their interest 
in this enterprise by advocating that they also become liable for as 
many copies as they have members, to be paid for in advance to meet 
the expenses of publication. 



EDITORIAL. 247 



EditofiaL 

CHAPTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR LETTERS TO 

THE ''QUARTERLY/' 

Much was said in the February number about the general character 
chapter letters for the Quarterly, but attention was not called to the 
^^cessity of every active chapter sending a letter of some kind for every 
^^sue. Eta, Omicron, Psi, Zeta Psi, Sigma Sigma, Alpha Beta, Alpha 
1*heta and Alpha Nu, all failed to send letters for the February number, 
^.nd Lambda's arrived too late for publication. It is safe to predict 
^liat an equal number of chapters will fail to send letters for this issue, 
stnd that in July only about one-half of the chapters will send any letters 
^t all, if the experience of the last July number is to be taken as a cri- 
terion. 

The editor-in-chief cannot allow his associates thus to prove recreant 
to their trusts without a protest, and the fraternity in general cannot 
allow its individual chapters to permit their editors to be negligent, 
unless those chapters be made to suffer some penalty for the offense. 
The chapter is responsible for a letter from its associate editor for every 
issue of the Quarterly, and if the editor fails to do his duty, the chapter 
should see that some other member is delegated to the work. If the 
chapter fail to send any letter whatever in due time, a fine of %i or more 
should be assessed against it, and legislation to that effect will no doubt 
be enacted by the next Grand Chapter. These fines should be paid by 
the chapter into the fraternity treasury, and the chapter could have 
recourse to its recreant officer on account of his neglect of duty. 

It is no trivial matter for a chapter to fail to appear among its fellows 
at the quarterly muster. Besides the depreciating effect which the 
dereliction causes to the chapter's reputation, the good name of the 
magazine and of the fraternity suffers as well. The loyalty of such a 
chapter appears capricious. 

The fraternity often loses dollars and cents by the neglect. The 
alumnus who subscribes for the Quarterly turns among the first things 
upon opening it, to see the news from his own chapter and his own col- 
lege. Imagine his chagrin and dissatisfaction, his loss of confidence in 
the chapter, if no letter whatever has been sent by it for publication. 
Occasionally this dissatisfaction is so great, that the fraternity loses a 



248 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

subscriber to its official organ, as is the case with other fraternities^ as 
the following extract from the Shield of Phi Kappa Psi will testify: — 

Occasionally we lose a subscriber because of the gross carelessness of chapter corre- 
spondents. One such loss recently occurred, and the subscriber in writing said: "I 
reluctantly cancel my subscription to the Shield, but I have become so tired of looking 
in vain through the pages for letters or personals from my own chapter, that I mast 
express my disgust in this manner. " 

An associate editor who will not guarantee the sending of a letter 
from his chapter for every issue of the Quarterly, had better resign his 
office, or be politely removed by the chapter. There is no chapter of 
Sigma Chi which has not enough able and loyal men to insure the 
appearance of a good account of its life in every issue of the Quarterly, 
and to that criterion every chapter should be held. 

All this has a practical application to the letters for the July number, 
about one-half of which are never written, because there is a ''misunder- 
standing between the old editor and the new one as to who is to write 
the letter," or because the editor stops to visit his chum and has no 
time to write, or because he has had enough hard work all year and 
means to rest when vacation finally arrives, etc., etc. Now, to avoid 
this annual dereliction, let each chapter assure itself before it disbands 
for the summer, that it has an associate editor who will send a letter to 
the Quarterly before or as soon as its Commencement exercises are over. 



MEMORABILIA. 

The most interesting single collection of memorabilia of Sigma Chi 
is to be found in the fraternity scrap book. It was inaugurated by 
Grand Annotator Frank M. Elliot in 1884 when the governmental head- 
quarters of the fraternity were transferred to Cliicago (Bro. Elliot was 
afterwards Grand Consul from 1888 to 1890). He pasted into the book 
the different circulars and official bulletins which were the precursors of 
The Sigma Chi Bulletin; the address of the Grand Council to the trustees 
of the Illinois State University in behalf of the continuance of Kappa 
Kappa; the newspaper accounts, invitations, and menu cards of the 
Sixteenth Biennial Convention held at Columbus, Ohio, in 1886, and 
many other interesting documents which are of historical value. 

The Grand Tribune has continued the work since 1888, preserving 
in the scrap book the different circulars used in the publication of the 
Catalogue, and by the officers in the prosecution of their duties; photo- 
graphs of the fraternity jewelry distributed by the official jewelers; the 
crests and engravings used on the stationery of the different chapters; 



EDITORIAL. 249 

invitations to the social events of the chapters; copies of all editions of 
the statutes and constitution of the fraternity; and items from the press 
which concern the fraternity in any way. 

The comments of the daily press on the initiation of President 
Cleveland were so various and interesting that they will be quite valu- 
able to the historian who shall chronicle that episode in the future 
history of Sigma Chi. Stephen T. Mather, Alpha Beta, '87, of New 
York City, while calling on the Grand Tribune recently was struck with 
the unique character of these excerpts and kindly sent to be added to 
them an article which he had written for the New York Suriy after the 
initiation. 

It is hardly necessary to say that the great majority of the chapters 
are drifting on from year to year without keeping any collection of 
archives and memorabilia in any shape whatever. Every chapter^ active 
and alumni, should procure a scrap book in which to preserve the evidences 
of the events of its history. 

The other day, a chapter issued a circular to its alumni from its own 
record book which has spaces left for notations about the career of each 
alumnus, but several circulars were sent to men who are marked in the 
last fraternity Catalogue as dead. That is an illustration of how the 
chapters keep track of their alumni and use memorabilia which are put 
before their very eyes. It is very evident not only that ritualistic statute 
number 6 (which imposes upon the chapter tribune the duty of preserv- 
ing a record of the alumni and of reporting his entries to the Grand 
Historian at the expiration of his term of office) is not followed, but is 
probably totally unknown to a good many tribunes. They should all 
read that statute at once and comply with its requirements, or the 
chapters should elect new tribunes who will comply with it. 

Chapters, have all six of these ritualistic statutes read at your next 
meeting and see what the duties of your officers really are. Also discuss 
the question as to whether these statutes cannot be put into the next 
edition of the constitution where they can be read and referred to more 
readily by the whole fraternity, than is possible while they are confined 
to the ritual. 

Every chapter should also see that it has bound volumes of the Sigma 
Chi Bulletin, the Sigma Chi Quarterly, and of its own college publica- 
tion, if it hasn't another book in its library. 

Just as the last words were penned, the April number of the Phi 
Gamma Delta Quarterly arrived, and it contained such a good article on 
"How one chapter kept its archives," that we append the following 
extract: 



250 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Carefully preserved from the ravages of fire in an iron safe were the archives of the 
chapter, which had been kept in the minutest details for nearly ten years. These con- 
sisted essentially of a large minute or record book, a historian's book and a scrap book. 
In the first was kept the records of the weekly meetings; while number two was filled 
with a mass of information consisting of (i) the reports of the Annalist, (2) a list of the 
officers of the chapter from its installation down to date, (3) a catalogue of the members 
arranged by classes, giving their full name, address, occupation and distinctions or pre- 
ferments gained, obtained by means of postals sent to all the alumni. Every other year 
from two to three hundred postals are sent out containing the printed questions to be 
answered, and in the majority of cases these are returned well filled in. Clippings from 
newspapers are also pasted here so that when a new catalogue is desired the compilation 
from this chapter will be a comparatively easy task. But the scrap book was the most 
distinctively college possession in the room and contained of itself sources from which a 
voluminous history might be written by future historians. Here were programs of col- 
lege and fraternity entertainments, clippings from the local press in regard to college 
and fraternity affairs, bogus circulars and many other things in which only the college 
man delights. It was most tastily arranged in a book approximating 18x24 inches, with 
strong backs and heavy manila paper leaves. The completion of these archives entailed 
cnnsiderable work, but by a judicious division of labor it had been easily accomplished, 
and when once set running required but little attention to maintain. The secret of the 
accomplishment of it lay in the judicious selection of a historian, one not fearful of laboi' 
and deeply versed in fraternity lore. 



THE NEXT GRAND CHAPTER. 

As the special Columbian Grand Chapter was held only last July, 
there has been a feeling among a good many of the members of the fra- 
ternity, that the regular biennial convention should not be held in the 
summertime as at Indianapolis in 1892, but in the fall or winter as at 
Washington in 1890. 

The alumni of Memphis, Tennessee, have written to several mem- 
bers of the Grand Council requesting that they be permitted to entertain 
the convention. They urge that no convention has been held in the 
South for a long time, and that a good crowd could be drawn to Mem- 
phis. Next October 21, 22, and 23 will be the twentieth anniversary of 
the last convention held in the South, which was at Richmond, Virginia, 
in 1874. 

There are also advocates of Minneapolis, which has sent no invita- 
tion, but which would be pleased to do so, no doubt, if the alumni of 
the twin cities realized that the fraternity desired to meet there. The 
argument is made that we have never in the history of the fraternity 
met in that locality; and also that it is the location of Alpha Sigma 
(University of Minnesota), which has had in charge the collection of 
songs for the new song book. As the provision for the publication of 



EDITORIAL. 251 

the song book will be about the most important business before the 
Grand Chapter, it is urged that the zeal of this chapter for the song 
book and their experience in its commencement, will be helpful to 
intelligent action on the part of the delegates. 

Let us hear a full discussion as to the most proper and convenient 
place for the convention and as to the best time for holding it. The 
Week preceding Thanksgiving has been mentioned as a fit time, as has 
also the week before the Christmas holidays. 

THE COAT OF ARMS. 

A member of the fraternity recently wrote to Grand Consul Fendall, 
^^Icing whether the scroll would not make a better background for a 
Si^ma Chi coat of arms than the shield, since we have the scroll in our 
^3^inbo]ism already, and the shield would be an innovation. He replied 
^l^at he considers the shield preferable to the scroll as a background. 

Neither does he like the idea of placing the letters Sigma and Chi 
^^^ the shield, and in preference to that would adopt brother Ireland's 
alternative proposition to leave them off the design altogether. 

The more full an expression of opinion on the designs for a coat of 
^irms, the better. Let everybody express an opinion. 

CHAPTER HOUSES. 

We are glad to present in this issue an elaborate article on the 
^liapter house system, and its progress in the Sigma Chi fraternity. It 
^Was written mainly by an alumnus, who requests that his name be not 
Siven, but to whom we are deeply indebted for the effort which he has 
Expended in so successfully treating this important subject. 

There is only one conclusion to be drawn from this volume of testi- 
^nony, and that is that Sigma Chi must take heart from the excellent 
l^eginning which has been made, and must keep up a courageous effort 
^U along the line until every chapter is living in its own house. Some 
^f the best results have been accomplished by our smallest and youngest 
c:hapters. It proves that no chapter need despair. What has been 
<lone can be done. 

We are glad to say that Delta Delta at Purdue University, Lafayette, 
Ind., Kappa Kappa at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and 
other chapters than those referred to in the article, are fully alive to 
the necessities of the hour, and are making strenuous efforts to raise 
the funds with which to procure houses. The time has gone by for 
spending lavish sums in furnishing and decorating rented halls. The 



252 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

same amounts of money invested as a ''nest ^^,%i^^ would become, in a 
short time, the incentive for the raising of sufficient funds for building. 
The success of the chapters which have tried the house or lodge system 
in some of its many forms, cannot help from being an inspiration to 
every chapter which is working for a house or lodge, or which has not 
yet mustered the courage to make even a beginning in that direction. 

The following paragraphs from a recent editorial in the Beta Theta 
Pi are pertinent and go to show that the whole fraternity world is agita- 
ted over this great question and is bendmg its best energies to its 
solution: 

When chapters new to the work, like those at Wesleyan, Syracuse, Pennsylvania 
State, Lehigh, and Ohio State, occupy beautiful and attractive homes, and chapters 
located in large cities, like those at Boston, Stevens and Johns-Hopkins are hooseholders, 
it becomes the older chapters to bestir themselves. 

There is no inherent reason, it seems to us, why Washington and {efferson, Virginia* 
Ohio. Ohio Wesleyan, Centre, Bethany. Hanover, Wabash, Iowa. Brown, Dickinson, 
Cumberland, Wittenberg, Denison, Wooster, Kenyon, Knox, Northwestern, Westminster 
and all the rest of the homeless chapters should not be comfortably housed within three 
years, and the triple stars at night should not light the Beta traveler's way from ocean 
to ocean. 

It needs a little planning, a little push, the use of an arithmetic, and the bene6t of 
the experience already had by others, to succeed. Let the chapters who have succeeded 
tell their story. Their example ought to incite those who do not dare, until the heading 
in this journal, "A New Chapter House," excites no more comment than a date line. 
Be up and doing 1 

SLEEP. 

FROM TURGENEF. 

Asleep in every place is every one; 
In town and city, ialega and sleigh, 
Sitting or standing, all the night and day, 

Merchant and tchinovnik. In snow or sun. 

Within his tower the watchman slumbers; spun 
Is sleep's soft spell o'er Honor's black array, 
And celled Dishonor, clad in convict gray; 

A sleep of death the freedmen have begun. 

Asleep they sow and cut and Hail the wheat. 
By winds of sleep the winnowers are fanned. 

Sleep sire and son, the beater and the beat; 
All, save the tavern's eye. And in her hand. 

Clenching a ji^, snow-couched head and feet. 
In endless Sleep lies Russia, holy-land! 

Marion M. Miller, Beta, '85. 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS, 253 



Iiettet^s ftrom Alumni Chaptet^s. 

CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

The annual banquet of the Chicago Alumni Chapter was held on the 
night of February 28, 1894, ^^ ^^^ Union League Club. 

The air was pregnant with the feeling of good fellowship that is 
always so noticeable at our dinners. Before the dinner each brother 
was enjoying the greetings of all the others, and when seated at the 
table all joined heartily in singing, '^Here's to L. C. Collins/' etc., until 
all of our leading lights were thus toasted and applauded. 

In the first sentence of President McCortney's address was embodied 
the sentiment of the evening, "We are here for pleasure, and we are 
going to have it." The first speaker introduced by the President was 
Judge Frank Baker, whose toast was, "The Day of Small Things." 
Brother Baker remarked that when one reached his age, it was a com- 
pliment to be asked to talk on any subject, and that all he could say of 
the small things in the early days of Sigma Chi, was that there never 
were any small things in the fraternity. He admitted that it was true 
that after an evening at "Johnny Detwiller's," the Gamma boys used to 
have some severe headaches, but the boys of today also have such 
things, and besides there is nothing small about a headache. 

Brother Frank M. Elliot next told of "The Mysterious Goat," and 
was followed by brother Geo. P. Merrick, whose theme was "Omega's 
Umbrella." Brother Merrick always holds the attention of his auditors, 
and this instance was no exception; all were charmed by his eloquence 
and thrown into convulsions by his stories. 

Ex-Gov. John M. Hamilton responded to the sentiment, "Success 
in life depends, not so much on what one knows, as what one makes 
people think he knows." It is cheek and gall that carries one through 
life; some people give evidence of great knowledge by constantly main- 
taining a golden silence, while others accomplish the same end by 
talking all the time. Woi^ly success is gained by display and parade. 
Judge L. C. Collins was to have elucidated a speech from "What" as a 
subject, but spoke on "How" instead, and charmed us for a moment 
only, as he was compelled to leave in order to catch a train. 

Assistant State's Attorney James Todd arose amid cries of "Toddy, 
Toddy, Ken-tuck-y Toddy," and spoke with great unction and depth of 
research on the subject of "When." Brother Todd's address showed 



254 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

that he had given this subject long and patient thought and study. He 
was followed with short talks from brothers Jno. H. Hamline, Walter 
L. Fisher, Chas. Ailing, Jr., and George Ade, after which the brothers 
began to depart, with the satisfied feeling that they were at peace with 
themselves and all the world. These banquets are punctuation marks 
in the story of the lives of the Chicago alumni, and are very much 
enjoyed by all who participate. 

The visitors present were: W. A. Heath, Kappa Kappa, '83 (whose 
good words to ''America" in the song book were lustily sung); Waye 
Woody, Kappa Kappa, '96; Frank Hemenway, Omega, '92; and Carl 
R. Latham, Omega, '93. 

The Chicago men who attended were: 

W. M. Booth, Omega, '78. R. C. Spencer, Alpha Lambda, *86. 

W. J. Etten, Delta Delta, '92. F. F. Norcross, Alpha Zeta, '87. 

C. A. Fiske, Alpha Pi, '90. Walter L. Fisher, Chi, '83. 

A. F. Evans, Alpha Zeta, '91. Geo. B. Shattuck, Theta Theta'90. 

Giles Hubbard, Omega, '87. Roy N. Miller, Alpha Pi, '93. 

Chas. Ailing, Jr., Chi, '85. Geo. C. Purdy, Alpha Phi, '92. 

A. T. Welles, Kappa, '87. H. E. Ambler, Omega, '94. 

C. B. Eyer, Theta Theta, *88. W. T. Alden, Omega, '91. 

Judge Frank Baker, Gamma, '65. Dr. R. J. Nate, Alpha Iota, '92. 

J. H. McCortney, Phi, '85. J. C. Nate, Alpha Iota, '90. 

Ex-Gov. Jno. M. Hamilton, Gam- Ex-Judge L. C. Collins, Omega, '72. 

ma, '68. Geo. P. Merrick, Omega, '84. 

Geo. N. Morgan, Kappa Kappa, '85. p. J. Tourtellotte, Omega, '88. 

Geo. Ade, Delta Delta, »88. l. L. Loehr, Alpha Iota, '85. 

Jas. Todd, Chi, '87. p. M. Elliot, Omega, '77. 
Jno. T. McCutcheon, Delta Delta, 

'88. 

Chas. A. Kiler, Kappa: Kappa, '92, 

Chicago, March 11, 1894. Secretary. 

NEW YORK ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

On the evening of March 29th, 1894, occurred what was undoubtedly 
the most successful of our usual informal, monthly dinners. Sigs came 
in from all directions, necessitating several extensions to our table. 
We were particularly fortunate in having with us a number of the Cor- 
nell boys, and everything was lively in consequence. 

In some well-chosen after-dinner remarks. The Rev. J. C. S. Weills 
said, "When I want to see a Sig, I come down here." His words were 
especially pertinent, considering that he is chaplain at Sing Sing prison 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS. 255 

and that he did see a goodly number of Sigs by coming down to the 
dinner. The following list shows who were present: 
The Rev. T. A. K. Gessler, Kappa. Dr. G. B. Lee, Zeta. 
Alfred Taylor, Kappa. Bert F. Howard, Omega. 

The Rev. J. C. S. Weills, Original Dr. Edwin P. Hayward, Alpha Ep- 

Nu. silon. 

Dr. Francis A. Scratchley, Zeta. Roderick P. Fisher, Alpha Kappa. 
S. T. Mather, Alpha Beta. Bryant Willard, Alpha Theta. 

William Erdman, Beta. Dr. W. F. McCabe, Alpha Zeta. 

Dr. Marion M. Miller, Beta. B. P. Carter, Alpha Omicron. 

Otis A. Wilkinson, Mu. S. H. Bachelor, Lambda. 

Dr. J. D. Thomas, Gamma Gamma. Edw. F. Haas, Alpha Beta, 
F. L. Evans, Alpha Gamma. and the following from Alpha Phi: 

W. H. P. Conklin, C. S. Young, G. P. Diehl, W. B. Greenlee, 
W. B. Snowhook, C. R. Neare, H. B. Royce, 
H. C. White, J. M. Davidge. 

After dinner, at such moments as Dr. Gassier could get every one to 
listen to one person at a time, the business of the chapter was discussed. 
The election of oflficers resulted as follows: Consul, Alfred Taylor, A.M., 
LL. B., Kappa, '66; Pro-Consul, Rev. J. C. S. Weills, A. M., Original 
Nu, '64. Executive Committee: Francis A. Scratchley, M.D., Zeta, '77; 
T. A. K. Gessler, A. M., D. D., Kappa, '64; Roderick P. Fisher, A. B., 
Alpha Kappa, '89; Treasurer, William Erdman, A. M., LL. B., Beta, 
'85; Secretary, Edward F. Haas, B. S., Alpha Beta, '92. 

It was decided among other matters that the next dinner be held 
early in May. We are in hopes of having for our guest on that occasion 
the Hon. Howard Ferris, of Cincinnati, and also several other distin- 
guished visitors. No pains will be spared to make the dinner a brilliant 
occasion, as it undoubtedly will be. 

New York, April 15, 1894. Edw. F. Haas, Alpha Beta, '92. 

WASHINGTON ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

At the annual meeting of the chapter in March, the following officers 
were elected: Andrew B. Duvall, Epsilon, '67, President; Dr. George 
N. Acker, Theta, '71, Vice-President; Fred. W. McReynolds, Delta 
Chi, Secretary; Dr. Louis Mackall, Jr., Psi, Treasurer. Executive 
Committee: Theo. W. Noyes, chairman, Reginald Fendall, Dr. Geo. N. 
Acker, Fred. W. McReynolds, Dr. Edmund L. Tompkins, Dr. Louis 
Mackall, Jr., and Andrew B. Duvall. Delegate to the next Grand 
Chapter, Dr. Robert Farnham; alternate, Dr. Geo. N. Acker. 



256 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

The meeting was largely attended and great interest and enthusiasm 
were manifested for the welfare of our fraternity, Hon. George D. 
Meiklejohn, Theta Theta, '80, and Rev. Frank M. Gibson, Omicron, 
'77, were elected to membership. Bro. R. W. Springer, who will take 
up his residence in Chicago, tendered his resignation. The chapter 
has received an^invitation to the New York Alumni dinner on the '29th 
inst., and it is expected that that loyal and grand Sigma Chi, Judge 
Howard Ferris, will be present. 

The Washington Alumni Chapter, and especially the alumni of old 
Epsilon, felt deeply the death of Bro. Henry L. Ziegenfuss. He was 
the father of Epsilon, and initiated Bros. Fendall and Farnham into 
the mysteries of Sigma Chi thirty years ago. 

Washington, D. C, May 12, 1894. Robert Farnham, M. D. 



SMILE TODAY. 

Saddened are those deep blue eyes. 

Tell me why? 
Do they mourn o'er sundered ties, 

Hopes that die? 
Dwell they on that dim, far ocean 
Where the wrecks of past emotion 

Buried lie? 

Let the transient sorrow, sweet, 

Fade away; 
Let thy heart, unmuffled, beat 

Once more gay; 
Dwell not on departed sorrow, 
Dread no solemn, stern tomorrow, 

Smile today. 

Life, like some brief taper's gleam. 

Quickly burns; 
Hope, once vanished, like a dream 

Ne'er returns; 
Heart that mourns a fun'ral treasure 
How to cling to passing pleasure 

Seldom learns. 

Learn then, love, to banish grief, 

Happy be; 
Soon will come life's yellow leaf. 

E'en to thee; 
Gather, then, the fairest flowers. 
Smile while old Time reaps the hours. 

Smile on me. 

George Hines Gorman, Zeta, '85. 



LET7ERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 257 



Iiettetrs ftrom Aetive Chaptetrs. 

FIRST PROVINCE. 

THETA— GETTYSBURGH COLLEGE. 

Theta's associate editor finds himself in a plight similar to that of 

^e country editor when the day for the weekly issue has come and there 

IS nothing at hand to fill up the columns. But as the absence of a letter 

*Q the Quarterly involves the appearance of shirking duty, we shall try 

^o invent a little news for the occasion. [This letter proves for every 

Associate editor who is in a similar predicament that where there is a 

^ill there is a way, and where there is a bona fide trial there is always a 

g^ood result.— Ed.] 

Of course, the institution has a baseball team; this is indispensable. 

T*^ree games have been played — two victories, one defeat. On April 

2^> Western Maryland College was defeated by a score of 23-7; on May 

^' Dickinson won from us by a score of 5-4; on May 3 we defeated 

^'^anklin and Marshall by a score of 17-16. On the occasion of the 

^^tter game we had the pleasure of meeting brother Allen Sangree, one 

^^ Theta's boys and now manager of the Franklin and Marshall team. 

The chapter is represented on the team by brother Frank Leiseming, 

97> who does excellent wDrk in the right field. 

On May 2, which date marked the passing of a year since the sad 
death of our brother Charles Stork Wolf, the chapter visited his resting- 
place in Evergreen cemetery, and laid on his grave a beautiful Sigma 
Chi cross of roses and carnations. This is to be the annual custom of 
the chapter; he was a noble fellow, and it is the smallest tribute we can 
pay to the memory of a beautiful life. 

An ancient relic, which to us is priceless, and the like of which we 

imagine few chapters possess, came to us recently as a gift from our 

ever-loyal brother. Dr. J. J. Weaver, '67, of Uniontown, Maryland. It 

is an old, time-worn album, containing photographs of many of those 

"Who were connected with Theta in her earlier days; and also pictures of 

old Sigs connected with other chapters, and whose names are now 

known and honored throughout the fraternity, such as Harry St. John 

Dixon, Psi, and Wallace Wood, Eta, with both of whom Dr. Weaver 

lias an intimate acquaintance, and of whom he can relate many pleasant 

a.necdotes. The album has a unique feature; it contains the picture of 



258 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

one young iady, who wears on her breast a white cross, and who. Dr. 
Weaver says, was as true and loyal a Sig as ever lived. This mak< 
another addition to the little collection of antiquities of which Theta is^ 
proud. 

Theta sincerely regrets that there was no convention of the Firs^^ 
Province this spring, but trusts that we may have the pleasure later ii^m 
the year. Only a few letters have been received from the chapters; w^= 
hope for a speedy increase. Walter S. Monath. 

Gettysburgh, Pa., May i, 1894. 

KAPPA— BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

It has been our good fortune since our last letter to initiate J. Alexias 
Guie, '97, of Catawissa, Pa., brother of Heister Guie, Kappa, '89. Wi^ 
recommend him to the fraternity as an admirable fellow and a whole — 
souled Sig. It has been our misfortune to lose brother Barclay, who 
did not return this term, but entered Lafayette College. He was one a# 
the best athletes in college, being half-back and captain of the football 
team, which position he would fill in the season of '94, besides being' 
catcher of the 'Varsity nine, which place he now holds at Lafayette. 

The advent of spring sees the ball team practice daily. They arc 
coached by Judge H. M. McClure, Kappa, 'yy, who is a member of our 
advisory board in athletics. The Judge is thoroughly acquainted with 
baseball, at one time being a professional in the capacity as catcher on 
the Boston league team. 

The DAgenday the college annual, will soon be out. It will be inter- 
esting to Sigma Chis of Bucknell, as it will be dedicated to Alfred Tay- 
lor, Kappa, '66, and contain a cut and sketch of his life. The same will 
contain a memoir of Chauncey B. Ripley, Kappa, '64. 

Our chapter mourns in the death of Milton C. Reinhold, Kappa, '88, 
which occurred March i at his home, Mahanoy City. While in college 
he was one of the most popular fellows here, and remained so through- 
out his promising career. 

We were happy to have in our midst at Easter brother Birch of 
Alpha Alpha. We also enjoyed a visit from James L. Merriman, 
Kappa, '87, who is now engaged in electrical construction. 

Bucknell's new catalogue is now out, and Kappa's alumni are well 
represented. On the board of trustees are found: President John H. 
Harris, LL. D., '69; Rev. David P. Leas, '63; Alfred Taylor, '66. 
Among the diHerent alumni association officers are: N. P. Mervine, '73, 
orator for '94; Chauncey B. Ripley, '64; T. A. K. Gessler, '64; Alfred 
Taylor, '66; W. R. Maul, '66; and C. C. Law, '85. 



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Our annual symposium is now being arranged and will take place in 
the chapter halls Tuesday, June 19. Iden M. Portser. 

Lewisburg^ Pa., May 4, 1894. 

OMICRON— DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

As an introduction we can say nothing more appropriate than that 
e hope all chapters may meet with the success that Omicron has now 
Attained. 

On Saturday evening, March 2, Omicron gave a card party in its 

^ooms. We had the rooms very tastefully decorated, and the occasion 

'^ras enjoyed both by Sigs and by the ladies present, most of whom were 

• *Sig girls.'' We think of giving another party in the near future which 

^hall completely outshine the first. 

On Friday evening, April 13, we had an initiation. The favored 

Yuan upon this occasion was Joseph Webster Stayman of Shiremans- 

town. Pa. Brother Stayman is a member of the class of '94 and is a 

worthy Sig. As soon as the meeting was adjourned a table was put in 

the centre of the room and two large cakes were placed upon it. We 

decided to devour them at once. ** No sooner said than done." The 

cakes were made for the chapter by two young Carlisle ladies whose 

names we will not mention. Any one acquainted with the chapter, 

however, could name the ladies at once when we state that brothers 

Bertolette, '94, and Nevin, '97, desired to thank the ladies personally, 

but the chapter preferred to make their thanks in writing. 

Brother Groome of Carlisle has sold out his drug store in this town 
with the intention of starting in the drug business in Washington, D. C. 
We are very sorry to have brother Groome leave us, but the best wishes 
of all Sigma Chis for his success in Washington go with him. Brother 
Groome was quite successful in Carlisle, his being the most popular 
drug store in town, so that not only Sigma Chis but all Carlisle people 
are sorry to part with him. 

At Dickinson's last athletic meeting brother Irvine, '96, was elected 
assistant manager of the baseball team, and brother Lincoln, '95, vice- 
president of the Athletic Association. 

Dickinson's baseball team has very bright prospects for this season. 
On Saturday, April 7, we played our first game with the Indian School 
team of Carlisle. Dickinson won by a score of 12 to 2. Our next game 
is on Tuesday, April 17, with State College. 

Dickinson College has now a promising dramatic club, of which 
brothers Awl, Nevin and Zug, all of '97, are members. Brother Irvine, 
'96, is the business manager of this club. 



26o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

We had a very pleasant visit, a short time ago, from brother T. S 
Parker, '59, of Pittsburgh. Brother Parker is one of Omicron*s chartei 
members, his name heading the long list of Oraicron's signers to the 
Sigma constitution. 

In the current number of the Beta Tkeia Pi a true but unlooked-foi 
statement is made by Dickinson's chapter of that fraternity. They sa] 
that Omicron chapter of Sigma. Chi is the leading fraternity at Dickinsoi 
College, and that we have society our own way. We do not consider i 
necessary to thank them for this statement, for a man is supposed t( 
tell the truth without expectation of thanks or any sort of reward. 

Omicron will give her annual banquet on June 4, this year. W< 
hope to make this an exceptionally interesting banquet, it being Omi 
cron's 35th anniversary. Norman Landis. 

Carlisle, Pa., April 14, 1894. 

^ ALPHA ALPHA— HOBART COLLEGE. 

Baseball is now the all-absorbing topic, and the prospects are tha 
Hobart will win the state inter-collegiate pennant. Thus far we hav< 
played two games, one with Seneca Falls,- in which we were victors \\ 
the tune of 9-5; and the other with Cornell, by which team we receiver 
a 10-2 defeat. A number of the Sigs accompanied the team to Ithaca 
where a visit was paid to the Cornell chapter. The brothers were roy 
ally entertained; and the scheme of having a series of baseball game 
between Alpha Alpha and Alpha Phi was thoroughly discussed. 

In our last letter the statement was made that we had two pledge< 

men; it is with a great deal of pleasure that we introduce to the Sigm; 

Chi world: brother Arthur W. Moulton, '97, of Wooster, Mass., an< 

brother William A. Schnedler, '97, of Boonville, Mo. Both brother 

are worthy Sigs and are representative men of their class. Brothe 

Moulton is a member of the banjo club; while brother Schnedler i 

soloist on the glee club. The night of the "swing" was an enjoyabL 

one for the candidates, for they received the undivided attention of th( 

members of Alpha Alpha and of the visiting Sigs. Among the visitinf 

Sigs were: brother Abraham Benedict, Theta Theta, of Rochester, N 

Y. ; brother Strasenburgh, Alpha Alpha, Rochester, N. Y. ; brothe: 

Leach, Alpha Alpha, Lyons, N. Y. ; brothers Tobin, White, Neare anc 

Curtis of Alpha Phi. The presence of brother Benedict was a source o 

pleasure to all the younger members, and all his remarks were greatl] 
appreciated. 

Alpha Alpha's prospects for next year are very encouraging. W< 
have several good men on the string, and our chances of getting the 
best are favorable. R. J. Phillips. 

Geneva, N. Y., May 5, 1894. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 261 

ETA ETA— DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

It was with feelings of deep and sincere regret that the members of 
Eta Eta learned of the death of the Rev. Dr. Ziegenfuss last February. 
Those who were fortunate enough to hear his address at the initiation 
of our chapter at Concord last year will not soon forget his inspiring 
words of encouragement and cheer to the new chapter. Eta Eta 
mourns the loss of a true friend, and Sigma Chi one of its most loyal 
and enthusiastic brothers. 

We have had a most interesting series of chapter meetings during 
the winter months, including numerous debates, interspersed with 
"stag" dances and other entertainments. A very successful presenta- 
tion of the comic opera "Bombastes Furioso" was also undertaken by 
members of the society, and the meetings of the term closed with a well 
contested prize speaking. 

Baseball at present engrosses the attention of the students here, and 
^e hope to give Amherst and Williams a good fight for the clfcampion- 
ship. Sigma Chi is represented on the nine by H. J. Brown, '95, who 
covers second base, and who will manage the team next year. 

The college glee and banjo club enjoyed a most successful trip to 
Washington, D. C, during the Easter recess, giving concerts also at 
^rattleboro, Vt., Springfield, Mass., and in New York. The success of 
^^ trip was largely due to the hearty co-operation of the large numbers 
0^ enthusiastic alumni in New York and Washington, who manifested a 
lively interest in the club's welfare. 

Very interesting letters have been received from a number of our 
Sister chapters during the past few months, and we have also received 
^^pies of the Mu Quarterly ^ published by our brothers in Denison Uni- 
versity. We congratulate our brothers on their enterprise in entering 
"Pon such a novel undertaking. 

As the college year draws to a close we are reminded that we shall 
lose a larger number of men than usual from our chapter this year, 
Either by graduation or otherwise. We are already looking out for 
desirable men for next fall, however, and expect to secure a good dele- 
gation. W. A. Foster. 
Hanover, N. H., April 28, 1894. 

ALPHA RHO— LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

Since the last letter we have had the pleasure of initiating two '97 

'Hen: William L. Pettit, Jr., of Fort Wayne, Ind., and E. P. Roundey 

g* Biast Orange, N. J. Brothers W. B. Myers, Phi, '82, and O. L. 

. ^^afoos of Theta and now in '94 at Lafayette were present and assisted 

^iie interesting ceremonies. 



262 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

The baseball team made an extensive southern trip during the Eastei 
vacation, and the results were rather disastrous. University of Virginia 
won with the score ii to 4; Richmond College, 13 to 7; and Universitj 
of North Carolina, 12 to 7 and 6 to i. While we sincerely believe the 
southern colleges can play the game, yet it is another proof of the fool 
ishness of northern teams, with no field practice whatever, going south 
to play teams which have had the benefit of several weeks' training. 

Two very pleasant events of the term have been the concert of the 
glee and banjo clubs, and the play of the Mustard and Cheese dramatic 
association. The latter rendered "The Field of the Cloth of Gold," 
and easily surpassed the productions of former years. Brothers Warner 
and Sykes were members of the chorus, and brother H. R. Hall, Alpha 
Gamma, '89, made a visit at that time. 

Lehigh's spring game is lacrosse. She captured the championship 
of the Inter- Collegiate Association last year, and will do her best to 
retain it. It is found that this game is an excellent means of keeping 
the football men in good condition. Caspar Whitney, in a recent issue 
of Harper's Weekly, predicts a bright future for lacrosse, and gives 
Lehigh some well-deserved words of praise. 

The entire college is taking increased interest in athletics this year, 
and great things are expected at the spring sports. Brothers Warner, 
Wheeler, and Olmstead are likely candidates in the sprints and runs. 
In addition to the state meeting there will be a contest between the 
freshmen of Lehigh, Lafayette, and Swarthmore. 

Lehigh is still without a regular president; the rumor concerning 
Gov. Pattison which secured such wide-spread circulation has no foun- 
dation. 

Brother Loomis entertained four of the fellows at his home in 
Wilkesbarre at Easter, and it seems as though they will not forget the 
visit for some time. 

We will be very sorry to lose brothers Henshaw, Sykes, Warner, 
and Wooden in June; however, the chapter is healthy, has a fine home, 
and the prospects for next year are in no wise gloomy. 

South Bethlehem, Pa., April 15, 1894. Robert E. Laramy. 

ALPHA PHI— CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter to the Quarterly we have rescued another 
worthy fellow from the horrors of barbarism, and take pleasure in intro- 
ducing brother William Lane, '94. The strength of our chapter has 
been materially augmented this term by the return of brothers Johnson, 
Jones, and Herbert, and we were also favored by a recent pleasant visit 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 263 

from brother Spaulding who took his examinations for the bar last term 
and is now practicing his chosen profession in partnership with A. P. 
Eaton at Waverly, N. Y. 

During the recent spring vacation quite a delegation from this chap- 
ter attended the dinner given by the New York Alumni Chapter, and 
thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of good fellowship and informality 
which seemed to increase in geometrical proportion with the time of 
duration of this nonpareil occasion. The Alpha Phi men who had the 
good fortune to be there will never forget the open-hearted, cordial 
reception they met with, and we hope that their visit will be returned 
in the near future. 

The indications are that the ignominious defeats Cornell met with 
last fall in the football line will be fully atoned for in the coming base- 
ball season. The men have been in active training for several weeks, 
and, judging from the number of old men who are back and the promis- 
ing new material that is being developed, the team this year bids fair to 
eclipse all former records. As to our crews, there is very little doubt 
but that both the '''Varsity'' and the ** Babies" with coach Courtney 
and his famous stroke will be able, without much trouble, to defend the 
enviable reputation Cornell has made in the past for superiority in 
aquatics. The annual race with University of Pennsylvania will come 
off some time in the latter part of June, but the date has not definitely 
been arranged as yet, and it is possible that a freshman race may be 
ananged with Harvard. Sigma Chi will be represented by brothers 
Johnson and Diehl on the baseball team, while brother Squire repre- 
sents us on the water, and brother Hall will look after our literary char- 
acter in the annual Woodford prize debate of the senior class. 

The Alpha Phi chapter house scheme is progressing rapidly under 
the able management of our committee, and we expect to be comfortably 
settled in our new quarters by the beginning of the next fall term. 

Ithaca, N. Y., April 15, 1894. C. R. Neare. 

ALPHA CHI— PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

The spring term opened on April 4. Alpha Chi regrets the loss of 
G- R. Boak, *97, Hughesville, Pa., who goes into business with his 
*ather. We have nine active members, eight of whom room in the 
chapter house. 

A new feature in our college hops is a ''military ball" to be given by 
^he senior class. Banks, '94, is on the committee of arrangements. 

Preparations are being made for the inter-collegiate athletic sports 
^0 be held on our grounds May 19, 1894. The institutions belonging to 



264 ^^-^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

the association are Swarthmore, Gettysburg and the Pennsylvania Stat^ 
Colleges, and Lehigh, Lafayette and Western Universities. Macke^»- 
*97, will represent us in the "runs." As the result of a close«contes 
brother Spence, '95, was elected manager of the college football teai 
for the season of 1894. His opponents were from the Beta Theta 
and the Phi Gamma Delta. Our first baseball game will be with tk^e 
University of Pennsylvania, April 16, 1894. Mackey, '97, plays l^^ii 
field and catcher. 

The glee and banjo clubs have had a successful trip during the Esls- 
ter vacation. At Williamsport, brothers Banks, '94, and Thompsovi, 
'94, were entertained by brother Burch of Alpha Alpha; at Clearfield, 
by brother Moore, '96; and at Altoona, by brothers H. L. Mackej, 
Kappa, W. E. Mackey, '97, and E. M. McNeil, '96, Alpha Chi. 

The class of '97 held their first annual banquet at Lock Haven Feb. 
9, 1894. Goodman responded to a toast on ''The Faculty.'' Bauzn- 
gardner.was on the committee. 

We beg to acknowledge the following chapter letters: Gamma Gam- 
ma, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Omicron, Eta Eta, Alpha Upsilon, and Alpha 
Pi. Owing to a press of work we have been unable to answer them, 
but hope to do so in the near future. Thomas Baumgardner. 

State College, Pa., April 14, 1894. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZETA— WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter we have added another to the roll of Sigma Chi: 
James Petrie Hamilton, who is very worthy of the honor bestowed upon 
him. In our recent examinations both he and brother Houston came 
out head in their examinations in Mathematics. 

Though our chapter is small, we yet feel that what we have is quite 
up to the standard of Sigma Chi, and not one could we feel regret for 
having taken in. 

Brother Houston represents us in the glee club which this year has 
been a great success. A trip to Lynchburg, Richmond and Staunton, 
Va., is soon to be taken, and we hope to convince these cities that ours 
is a very worthy rival of the northern glee clubs who have visited them. 

Brothers Houston and Hamilton, our two last initiates, hope to 
remain at Washington and Lee four years, so with their efforts we trust 
to have Sigma Chi represented at this institution for many years to 
come. 

At a game of ball between Randolph-Macon and the home team we 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 265 

had the pleasure of meeting three of Gamma Gamma's men, one of 
them the manager of the team. 

The boat crews are in training, and a good race is anticipated. 

Quite a number of letters have been received from the other chap- 
ters. D. Weaver. 

Lexington, Va., April 19, 1894. 

GAMMA GAMMA— RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. 

Since our last letter we have passed through the trying ordeal of 
intermediate examinations, and some of us have found occasion to 
mourn, others to rejoice over the results; but the past is soon forgotten 
in the pleasures of spring and the excitement of the baseball season. 
With us, here in Virginia, the spring forms the most pleasant season of 
the year, and then the social part of college life becomes most complete. 

On April 6 and 20 the Washington and Franklin Literary Societies, 
respectively, held their annual public debates. These, as they have 
ever done, formed most enjoyable occasions, with their well worded 
orations and animated debates, to say nothing of the fair merry faces 
scattered throughout the audience and th« sweet strains of music inter- 
spersing the regular exercises. 

On the diamond, this year, we are excellently represented, and but 
for the lack of a good reserve pitcher it would form probably the 
strongest team in the state. Up to the present date eight games have 
been played and only two lost, as follows: 

Randolph-Macon College, 6- Ashland. 4 — at home. 
«• •• \n— " 7 " 

•• " 5-Virginias, 4 — " March 26. 

10- " 3— •• April 2. 
" " 16- Washington and Lee, 5 — at Lexington. April 13. 

" " 9- Virginia Military Institute. 11 — at Lexington, April 14. 

" •• iz-Lynchburg League. 20— at Lynchburg, April 16. 

" " 9-Ashland, 8 — at home. April 23. 

On the team Sigma Chi is represented by brothers Fletcher and 
Winfree as players and by brother Dickerson as manager. 

In the Greek world few changes have been made. Kappa Alpha 
has added one since the Christmas holidays, making her number four. 
Sigma Chi has made no addition to her chapter roll; but her white cross 
now glitters at the throat of another one of those, who love to talk of 
their fraternity, and by whose charms we are often encouraged onward. 
Among ourselves true fraternity spirit and congeniality constantly 
increase, and, as the session advances, we feel ourselves drawn closer 
and closer to our fraternity mates, and we already begin to look forward 



266 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

with sadness to the approaching finals, when some of us leave only for 
a short vacation, but others never to return to their alma mater except 
as brief visitors. 

We have enjoyed recently flying visits from two of our alumni, 
brother T. R. Freeman, '92, and brother A. Fletcher, who left college 
since Christmas. Henry A. Christian. 

Ashland, Va., April 26, 1894. 

SIGMA SIGMA— HAMPDEN SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

We feel as if we owe an apology to our sister chapters for not having 
a letter in the last Quarterly; for we do think that every chapter of 
Sigma Chi should be so interested in her welfare as to be in at every 
Quarterly roll-call. We partially exonerate ourselves, we hope, by 
stating that our remissness was due entirely to a mistake, for which we 
beg to be excused this once. 

The first event of any interest after the opening of our winter term 
was the Washington birthday celebration. On the evening of that day 
several speakers, among whom was brother Marshall Morton, from the 
Union and Philanthropic Societies favored us with fine speeches. On 
Feb. 24 the glee club, of which brother Morton is manager, gave a most 
creditable entertainment to a full house. 

Our << diamond" champions have been sliding bases now for several 
weeks, but as yet have had no match games with visitors. Some are 
on the books, all of which we expect to win. The Sigs do not £gure 
very much in athletics here, so we cannot make very prominent mention 
of them in this respect. 

Field day, a new institution here, makes her first bow on April 27, 
and we are hoping and expecting it to be a very handsome one. 

Since our last letter brother R. F. Dunlap was elected senior final 
orator from Union Society, and also one of the three orators from that 
society to contest with those of the Philanthropic for the honor of the 
representative to the state oratorical contest. 

The writer, who has been president of the Y. M. C. A. for the last 
two years, has been succeeded by brother J. L. Stuart. 

Brother £. Lee Trinkle, who took the freshman scholarship and 
freshman declaimer's medal in the Philanthropic Society last year, again 
added to his glory on the night of April 13 by capturing the sophomore 
debater's medal. 

Brother Dunlap, who takes his A. B. degree this year, together with 
brother Morton and the writer, will not return; but as we leave behind 
us eight stalwart Sigs, we entertain no fears for Sigma Sigma next year. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 267 

Before closing, we wish to congratulate our Grand Tribune on the 
most excellent issue of the last Quarterly. All of the other frat men 
here who have seen it were unstinted in their praise. May it continue 
in this upward flight. T. B. Southall. 

Hampden Sidney, Va., April 15, 1894. 



THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA— MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter we have pledged a man in the preparatory 
school, Howard Riner, of Portland, Oregon. Mr. Riner is the nephew 
of brother Howard Cale, Rho, '66. Brother Wilson did not return this 
term. However, his home, Middletown, is near and he is with us quite 
often. We had the pleasure of a visit from brother Adams, Alpha, '97, 
during the month of April. Brother Adams is always an enthusiastic 
Sigma Chi, and he entertained us very pleasantly by relating his meet- 
ings with Sigs in his travels during the last year. Brother Beal was 
re-elected as captain of the baseball club this spring. 

We highly approve of the adoption of a coat of arms. Our prefer- 
ence is for the white St. George's cross on a blue shield with the ribbon 
of blue and gold. The coat of arms is something greatly needed. We 
have sorely felt the need of it this spring. Miami is about to issue her 
annual, the Recensio^ in which each fraternity has a cut. D. K. E. has 
a coat of arms, and so escapes the trouble the rest of us experience in 
obtaining something suitable. We had to use a cut of the pin. 

We are criticised in the last number of the Beta Theta Pi by the 
Alpha correspondent for initiating a special student. We do not see 
how the correspondent can overlook the fact that he is criticising us for 
doing something that his own chapter has been guilty of doing every 
year for the last four years at least. But he is very^ very young, and 
probably is not acquainted with the history of his chapter. To, assist 
him in his study we refer him to the Beta Theta Pi Semi-Annual Report 
for the Fall ot-'go, in which is reported the initiation of a man as a spe- 
cial student who did not have a study higher than the first preparatory 
year. We mention this particular instance because we think it would 
be a good starting place for our friend in his historical researches. 
Oxford, O., April 30, 1894. Will H. Nutt. 



268 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

GAMMA— OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

The spring term of the Ohio Wesleyan University commenced March 
28, 1894. The number of students is about the same as last term, and 
the few new students who entered were poor material for the fraterni- 
ties. Our total enrollment will fall about three hundred short of last 
year. This lack of attendance is generally attributed to the financial 
condition of the country. Strenuous efforts are being made for next 
year in the way of advertising, and we hope that, with the increase of 
students that is expected, frat material will be plentiful. The coming 
commencement will be observed with special interest, as it completes 
the semi-centennial of the University. Great preparations are being 
made to make it the great event of the University's history. Those in 
charge of the arrangements are confident the specialties will surpass the 
ceremonies of the dedication of University Hall, which occurred last 
year. 

Our baseball season was opened April 14 by a game with the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. As it was the first game of the season for both 
clubs, the playing was somewhat ragged on both sides. The chief feat- 
ure of the game was the remarkably heavy batting, five home runs being 
made. The score was 17 to 4 in favor of the University of Michigan. 
Our next game was with Findlay. The position of some of our players 
was changed which resulted in a general improvement. The game was 
a hotly contested one, and the winning run was made by Findlay in the 
last inning. Score, 6 to 3. Lieut. Rhodes, U. S. A., our military 
instructor, played in both of these games. We are afraid the lieutenant 
will never make a success of baseball as a profession by the startling 
manner in which he struck out, and dropped the ball that came in his 
direction. Our next games will be played with De Pauw and University 
of Cincinnati. 

When the last chapter letter was written the outlook for this term 
was very gloomy, and at one time we thought we would be compelled 
to give up our charter. But by hard work and great perseverance we 
have bridged the abyss, and once more we stand as one of the perma- 
nent fixtures of our university. In securing men we have been exceed- 
ingly fortunate. We succeeded, after hard work, in driving a spike 
through two of the best men of the university, and take great pleasure 
in presenting them to the Sigma Chi world. Our first initiate was Wil- 
liam Francis Patterson of Cincinnati, who is a nephew of Hon. J. M. 
Patterson. Brother Patterson is a hard student with all the traits of a 
loyal Sig. The next victim was Harry J. Crawford of Steuben ville, O.^ 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 269 

Hght tackle on our football team and a prominent personage in all ath- 
letic circles. Brother Crawford as a student ranks second to none, but 
for all that he is a Sig. We have one pledged man, and have our eyes 
on several more whom we hope to receive into our midst before the next 
issue of the Quarterly. 

We had the pleasure of a visit from brothers Apperson, Krogman, 
and Pepple of the University of Michigan, who are bright stars on the 
ball team. Brother Krogman, who pitched the game for his team, let 
our boys down with only five hits. Brother Mitchell of Williams Col- 
lege, a member of the Williams mandolin club and an old member of 
Gamma, made us a visit while on his western trip with the glee club. 
Brother Peter Adams, one of our alumni, and brother Guy Williams, a 
niember of Alpha Gamma, spent Sunday with us the first of the term. 
Both of these two brothers are now attending the Columbus Law 
Sohool. Barney Burns, an old member of Gamma of the class of '84, 
^'^a.s in our city last week. Brother Burns is extensively engaged in the 
lumber business at Mansfield, O., and while business cares occupy most 
^^ his time, still he always makes an opportunity when in our city ta 
^a.ve a friendly chat with our boys. We also received a visit fron> 
^X"other Spenser, who was with us last term, but now is engaged in^ 
business at Delphi, O. 

Hon. D. K. Watson, ex-Attorney General of Ohio, delivered a lect-^ 
^re on the 19th of March on Constitutional Law. General Watson is a 
Member of the class of *68, and is a loyal son of Gamma. He kindly^ 
Consented to deliver a course of similar lectures before our law class and 
^ther members of the university who wished to attend. The lecture 
'W^as very entertaining and instructive, and we are all looking forward 
toward the next with much joy at being able to enjoy such a rare treat. 
Brothers Spencer and Bowers did not return this term. Brother 
fiowers is now attending college at Ohio State University, and is a 
itiember of Alpha Gamma. Three of our pledged men, Ford, Oberlin, 
^nd Jones, left us and started in business life. We felt the loss very 
Severely, and were very despondent for a time; but now we are back to 
Our old place — the top of the frat list — and ever ready to give any fra- 
ternity the struggle of their life. At present we have five initiated men 
a^nd one pledged man. While we need about four men still, we do not 
intend to initiate any man for the sake of increasing our numbers. We 
still hold to our old motto, ''Quality, not Quantity," which has made 
Caamma one of the bright lights of the Ohio Wesleyan in former years. 
We are determined that she shall maintain her old standard and pros- 
perity as long as we have anything to do with the management of her 



270 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

affairs, and we will use our utmost endeavors and all honorable and fair 
means to promote and extend the influence of Sigma Chi in our univer- 
sity. And keeping the old adage, "Where there's a will there's a way," 
constantly before our eyes, we know we will be able to accomplish our 
purpose. So in closing I wish to impress on the minds of all Sigs who 
are interested in the condition of Gamma, that never under our regime 
will the flag of Sigma Chi be lowered or her name become a by-word 
for the other fraternities in Ohio Wesleyan University. 

Delaware, O., April 25, 1894. Edward Thomson Powell. 

MU— DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

Few changes have taken place either in university or chapter since 
our last report, and therefore that old and familiar plea of "little has 
happened " will really have to be presented. Though college life has, 
perhaps, been uneventful during the past two months, the university 
was never in better condition. The two elegant and roomy buildings 
just placed upon our campus have greatly facilitated her work, and 
already five new courses are offered, also prizes for excellence in schol- 
arship, the donor and conditions to be announced at commencement. 
Prof. Colwell, professor of Greek, is at present in Greece for a year, 
and Prof. Cole, professor of chemistry, will go abroad soon. Extensive 
preparations are being made for the Denison commencement this year, 
and we are assured of a big time. 

Little rivalry has existed between the fraternities here represented, 
and hence our chapter life has been quiet, yet with no lack of devotion 
to the white cross, which we will guard to the best of our ability. 

Socially, our greatest effort as a chapter was the celebration of the 
twenty-sixth birthday of our chapter by a gathering of Sigma Chis and 
their ladies on the evening of March* 2. It is needless to say it was a 
great success, for such gatherings of congenial spirits are always enjoy- 
able. Besides the active chapter and ladies were present: Prof. W. A. 
Chamberlin, Mu, '90, and wife; Geo. D. Hutson, Mu, '93, of Cincin- 
nati; and J. H. Massie, Mu, '93. 

All interest is at present centered in the baseball team, which has 
won two out of three games played. On April 16 a game was presented 
to the University of Michigan by a score of 8 to 6. A few costly errors 
lost the game. Judge Ferris, Mu, '76, came up from Cincinnati to see 
the game, and we also had the pleasure of meeting brothers Pepple, 
Krogman, and Apperson of Theta Theta, members of the University of 
Michigan team. We are represented on the ball team by brothers 
Hutson, Kerr, and Wiltsee. 



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At recent elections brother Hutson, '96, was chosen literary editor of 
Collegian^ and brother Kerr, '96, vice-president of the Athletic Associa- 
tion. In the preliminary oratorical contest of Franklin Literary Society 
brother Baldwin, '97, easily won first place as orator to represent 
Franklin in the Doane Prize Contest. We also have the captaincy of 
the '95 and '96 ball teams, which will soon meet. 

Brothers A. A. Thresher, '91, C. L. Owen, '85, and G. D. Hutson, 
'93, were with Mu recently. Will P. Kerr. 

Granville, O., April 30, 1894. 

ZETA ZETA— CENTRE COLLEGE. 

Our prediction in the last letter that either brother Owsley or brother 
Breckenridge would be Centre's representative in the Inter-Collegiate 
Oratorical came true. After a royal battle, in which it was seen that 
the superior oratorical talents of these two noted Kentucky families 
were in the full possession of these respective descendants, brother 
Owsley won. In the Inter-Collegiate, however. Centre lost, but main- 
tained her honor. She was the recipient of treatment by her sister 
institutions that was shameful and disgraceful. Brother Owsley was 
disturbed by hisses and continued noise during half of his speech, the 
effect of it, of course, being thereby destroyed. As a local paper 
expresses it, **It was but jealousy, pent up by Centre's victories year 
after year, that had become so galling as to be unendurable, that 
inspired the concerted action (for such it seemed) to down her by fair 
means or foul. And it being so doubtful in this case if fair would avail, 
foul means were resorted to. '* As a result of it Centre has withdrawn 
from the state inter-collegiate contests, of which she was the leader and 
life. 

Bro. A. C. Van Winkle has mustered the best baseball nine Centre 
has had in years. Brother Van Winkle is captain and third baseman, 
and brother Brennan, fielder and substitute pitcher. We downed the 
University of Michigan nine, which is considered one of the strongest 
in the country, by the score of 12 to 8 on April 18. We had the pleas- 
ure of meeting brothers Krogman, Pepple and Apperson of Theta Theta 
during the stay of the team. A southern trip will probably be taken. 
Brother Atherton, our champion sprinter and athlete, has returned home 
on account of his eyes. He will spend a part of the summer outing in 
the Rocky mountains. Brothers Cheek, Beatty, et aL, are still with us, 
however, and will uphold Zeta Zeta's honor on Field Day. 

In the June oratorical we are to be represented by brother McElroy, 
who is looked on as a winner. Brothers Martin D. Hardin, '93, and 



272 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

J as. H. Swango, '93, have been receiving cordial receptions on the 
platform over the state. They are known as the "Famous College 
Orators," Hardin the southern winner, and Swango the northern. They 
have attracted large crowds wherever they appeared. 

We enjoyed meeting our State College brothers recently. They 
have a fine crowd of fellows, a beautiful hall, no end of loyal adherents 
among the Fair, and are progressing nicely. 

We are looking forward to the provincial convention with great 
pleasure, and expect to be much benefited by commingling with Sigs of 
our sister chapters of the province. 

The following appeared in the Kentucky Leader of Lexington on the 
afternoon before the Inter-Collegiate Oratorical on April 6: 

Casey McKee Owsley, representative of Centre College, is a young man of prepos- 
sessing appearance, with dark hair and black eyes. He is of medium height, lithe and 
graceful in his carriage. He has clear-cut features, and altogether is a very handsome 
young man. He is the son of the late Judge Michael Owsley, noted for his famous race 
for Governor against ]. Proctor Knott. 

Owsley makes the fourth of the seven representatives that Centre College has sent 
to the Inter-Collegiate that belong to the Sigma Chi fraternity. The three others were 
Godsey, Hardin, and Swango. Sigma Chi seems to have a monopoly of the scions of 
Kentucky's noted families and orators, Breckenridge, Shelby, Hardin, and Owsley being 
familiar names to every citizen of the Commonwealth. 

Danville, Ky., April 28, 1894. W. J. Price. 

ZETA PSI— UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

We are about to close one of the pleasantest and most active years 
the chapter has ever known. With eighteen men, banded together for 
weal or woe, we have suffered all the trials of a college year, and come 
out with scars and marks of victory. The present chapter dare not 
boast itself the best in the history of the institution, for the standard of 
Zeta Psi has ever been as lofty as any, but we certainly feel that the 
fraternity we prize has had some little luster added to its halo of glory 
by our own dear chapter. Sigma Chi has been a significant factor in 
all phases of our university life during the past year, and we have dom- 
inated wherever we have directed our forces. Brother Dan Lawrence, 
*94, has been president of the Students' Executive Committee, with 
brothers Kinsey and Wm. Emerson as members. Brother Brown, '94, 
has been most successful as the manager of the ball team, and Emerson, 
as captain, has won eternal fame in the great game with the "Cinti 
Reds." We have had more men on the various teams, 'Varsity and 
class, and will likely have more entries for the coming Field Day than 
any other fraternity here represented. Brother Mattox, '94, has been 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 273 

made master of ceremonies for Field Day, and is to make the Charge to 
the Juniors on Class Night, to which brother Boyden Kinsey, '95, is to 
respond. This is an hereditary office in our fraternity, and we shall 
keep it as long as possible. 

It is with unrepressed excitement and joy that we anticipate our 
Province Convention at Danville, Ky., on May 10 and 11. We have 
most of us had experience with Danville Sigs, and we know what to 
expect. Zeta Psi intends to send down half the chapter to assist Grand 
Praetor Harper, who will preside. Sam Ireland expects to add his 
lusty presence to the banquet board, and people go miles to hear Sam 
tell stories, so this is a double attraction. 

The chapter have ordered canes; they are distinctive, large, heavy 
brown wood, with an immense crook, and "Sigma Chi'* in the Greek 
letters in silver on the handle. We are to have a chapter picture taken 
in a few days. 

Brother Dan Lawrence lately ran for Mayor in his town, Reading, a 
suburb of Cincinnati that had a strong Democratic majority. Our good 
brother wore himself out in the campaign and assumed a haggard and 
dissipated look that the boys knew only came from his anxiety over the 
result. Truth, stern truth, compels us to acknowledge he did not win, 
but he made a close run. 

This year the chapter loses by graduation brothers Dan Lawrence, 
Frank Sanford Brown, William R. Kemper and Willard Stoms Mattox, 
and there are others who expect to leave for other colleges or business; 
this will thin our ranks, but we have faith in the strength of the chapter 
and its ability to keep up the good work of years past, and to the new 
<Dfl&cers, lately elected, we entrust the welfare of our beloved chapter. 

Cincinnati, O., April 19, 1894. Willard Stoms Mattox. 

^LAMBDA LAMBDA— KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

Since the issue of the last Quarterly, the time has passed very 
quickly and, I am happy to say, very pleasantly for the members of this 
chapter. In view of the fact that the last of a series of brilliant college 
entertainments has just been given, in one of which "Our Worthy" 
trother M. B. Jones was so fortunate as to win first prize in oratory, we 
lave nothing now to look forward to except field day and the awarding 
"Cf medals consequent upon that event and the close of the school term, 

and the delightful banquets that always accompany this memorable 
occasion, when we may shake hands for the last time, it may be, with 

those whom we have learned to love through association during our 

school life. 



274 ^HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

As a result of our work during the past two months we have to intro 
duce brother H. S. Beardsley, of Kansas City, Mo., class of '97. He i 
a young man of friendly disposition, individual merit and pleasan 
address, one who makes friends wherever he goes, and whose bewitch 
ing smiles are calculated to rend asunder the hearts of the most artfu 
of the fair sex. 

Concerning the condition and appearance of our hall we desire to sa; 
we are fixed up in grand style and are not entirely ignorant of the art 
entertaining, as I am sure the three brothers who play on the Ann Arbo 
baseball team will testify. Right here we would say that the divin 
order of. our place of association has been occasioned by no other thai 
the hands of those who always inspire zeal and stir up ambition in th 
not over sentimental school fellow, were it not from a cringing but hon 
orable fear that other associate editors might become so instigated as t 
set forth their views and feelings toward the irresistible graces tha 
beset their paths, in words of such ''learned length and thunderin] 
sound" that the pages of the Quarterly, destined for free communica 
tion of items of interest, would be filled with nonsensical nonsense. S* 
we wisely refrain. 

As regards athletics, we have not so good a baseball nine as we ha* 
last season, but the boys are working hard for field day, to be held her 
May 19, and they hope that some of the long-standing records will b 
broken. Members of this chapter are working hard and expect to shar 
in the glory of that day. 

We have earned an admirable standing in all college affairs, holdin; 
several of the highest offices in the military department, the presidenc 
of the Young Men's Christian Association and also that of the Pattersoi 
Society. Brother Jones has merited and won second honors in th 
graduating class of this year. And what is best of all, we have th 
President's own words that we, as a chapter, have made the right start 

In closing, we desire to say that we have heard from quite a numbe 
of chapters and will be much pleased to correspond with others. 

Lexington, Ky., April 28, 1894. John W. Willmott. 

ALPHA GAMMA— OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. 

It is with a light heart that Alpha Gamma again addresses herself t 
the sister chapters and the general fraternity world. Since our las 
communication we have been materially strengthened by the additio: 
of brother Harry L. Bowers of Gamma and brother W. L. Evans of th 
class of *92, who returns to Ohio State University to take post-graduat 
work in chemistry. We have one pledge, whom we expect soon t 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 275 

usher across the threshold. We have suffered the loss, however, of 
brother Lew Frazier of the law department, who was compelled by a 
protracted illness to discontinue his course for a time; but we hope soon 
to see him among us again. The chapter now numbers fifteen, and 
our star is still in the ascendency. 

The spring term is the legitimate season of college athletics, and the 
sportive student at the Ohio State University has begun fairly to revel 
in excitement. Brothers Gillen and Wood will look after the Univer- 
sity's baseball interests this year, the former as manager and the latter 
as captain, while brother Bert Evans will play short stop on the team. 
The athletic material this year is excellent, and the preliminary games 
indicate that Ohio State University will place an unusually strong com- 
bination in the field. 

The University has followed in the wake of several illustrious eastern 

institutions and established a students' senate. This is an organization 

of students, whose purpose is to furnish to the faculty a conservative 

expression of the sentiments of the student body in matters of mutual 

interest, and to arbitrate all points of contention. It is composed of 

thirteen seniors, ten juniors, eight sophomores and three freshmen. 

Here Alpha Gamma is represented by brother Davis of the senior class 

^nd brother Gillen of the junior class. In the matter of college honors 

^e may add that brother Haas was recently elected to the presidency of 

the Dormitory, while brother Thomas is athletic editor of the Lantern. 

On the evening of April 18 the chapter enjoyed the most pleasurable 

event of the college year. It was the occasion of brother Theobald's 

nineteenth birthday, and at the solicitation of his amiable sister we 

called in a body. We were most hospitably entertained, and spent an 

evening of good old Sig conviviality. 

We enjoyed a pleasant visit, a short time ago, from brother Twiss of 
the class of '87, who left with us many good words of advice and encour- 
agement. And our meetings are often enlivened by the genial presence 
of brother Frank Gale of Theta Theta, '91. 

Many interesting events are booked for the current term, and we can 
promise some rare items in our June letter. 

Columbus, O., April 24, 1894. W. E. Haseltine. 



276 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



FOURTH PROVINCE. 

LAMBDA— INDIANA UNIVERSITY. 

The spring term finds Indiana University in a most flourishi 
dition. There are now enrolled upon her books nearly six hund 
fifty students, which is an increase, over last year, of nearly a h 
President Swain's administration this year has cleared away an} 
which might have been entertained concerning his success. Di 
has strong executive ability, which, added to his ability of 
friends, proves, without doubt, that he is *<the right man in t! 
place." 

One year and a half ago the state legislature appropriated, 
the regular endowment, §50,000 for building purposes. Plans 
building have already been completed, and work will be begun ^ 
few weeks. It is to be built of Indiana stone, and when finis! 
be one of the finest college buildings in the west. 

The baseball fever is now at its height. Under the directioi 
manager, brother Harry Axtell, the team has made a wonderful ii 
ment. Utter, the "cyclone" pitcher, is back and is doing e 
work. In fact our entire team is composed of men who are far s 
to any team of previous years, and our prospects of capturing, 
third time, the state pennant, are indeed good. Next year we ii 
redouble our efforts in the football line and expect to send ou 
the strongest teams in the west. On April 28 our baseball team 
with Butler College, making a score of 14 to 3 in our favor. 

We have just finished the improvements upon our hall. V 
put in new carpets, curtains, repapered the rooms and put dowr 
wood floor in one of them. These, with much additional woi 
left us in possession of the finest hall in the city. These improA 
have been done at a considerable expense, yet, at the same t: 
have not allowed ourselves to incur any expense which could 
paid at the time. In this improvement our alumni have mj 
helped us, which shows that their love for Sigma Chi is not in i 
lacking. 

This term finds us with a membership of eighteen men — al 
strong students and worthy in every regard to wear the whit< 
Since the decline of the literary societies, the fraternities hei 
taken upon themselves the duty of improving their members in 
of debating and general literary work. In this work our frateri 
always taken a great interest, and through this interest our n 



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are always well attended. Many times our alumni come to our meetings 
and encourage us in our work. This kind of work not only aids us to 
appear well before an audience, but also infuses in us a desire to inves- 
tigate subjects outside our regular college course. 

This year we lose five good men by graduation. They are brothers 
Batchelor, Clapham, Coblentz, Duncan, and Stutsman. All of the 
brothers intend to teach next year excepting brother Coblentz, who will 
remain and receive his A. M. degree. 

On May 1 1 we hold our Province Convention at Purdue University. 
We hope every brother who possibly can will avail himself of the oppor- 
tunity of meeting so many of the brothers. These conventions, from 
every point of view, are conducive of much good. We can promise all 
^'^Ho attend a fine time, for there is nowhere a more loyal crowd of Sigs 
^*^^n is to be found at Delta Delta. 

We have received visits from members of other chapters, which we 
^x^ joyed very much. Come again, brothers. 

Bloomington, Indiana, May i, 1894. Ernest O. Holland. 

XI— DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

In our next to the last letter for the current college year we can pro- 
■^l^iiin to our sister chapters that we have passed through a year of 
osperity, and will pass under the wire several lengths ahead of any 
^mpetitors. 

We have been fortunate in securing several good offices for next 

«ar. Brother Fred Church, of Lone Elm, Kan., was elected manager 

f the football team for next year. Brother Church was also elected as 

business manager of The Students' Publishing Co. for next year. Bro. 

'C^hurch is quite a business man and college politician, and expects next 

^i^ear, which is his senior year, to control matters to suit his own taste, 

^nd for the glory of Xi. 

Brother Jake Blake of Spokane, Wash., was elected baseball umpire 

^5^nd is one of the best De Pauw has ever chosen. Brothers Likely and 

Kamrick are on the Board of Directors of the Athletic Association, 

\)rother Likely representing the senior class and Arthur Hamrick repre- 

"^enting preparatory school. Brothers Grubbs and Green are on the 

\)aseball team. Brother Rogers of Trenton, Mo., was elected as Ser- 

'^eant of the Signal Corps and was transferred as Signal Sergeant of the 

State Militia. 

Last Friday the Sigs took several prizes in the class field day, but 
"We hope to take more May 24 on the college field day. We have things 
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278 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

swallowed up the Phi Psis to the tune of 19 to 3. Then, on April 17, 
we met the strongest opponents we have and *' swiped" the Phi Gams 
8 to 5 in a five inning game. We next meet the Phi Delts, and when 
we have vanquished them we will be entitled to the fraternity pennant, 
which is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. Our team is composed of^ 
brothers Blake, Greene, Church, Cunningham, Likely, Thomas, Grubbs, 
Rogers and Magaw. Xi has several members of the law school ninfc= 
and furnishes the battery for the same. 

Today and tomorrow Phi Gamma Delta holds her state convention^ 
at this place. Tonight they give a swell reception. 

Last night the De Pauw glee club made its first appearance ancfc. 
sang well. They give a concert at Indianapolis May 10 and then starts 
from there on a tour of a few Indiana cities. Brothers Rogers, Greei^. 
and Holman are members. 

We must not forget to introduce to our brothers one of our latest= 
pledges, Mr. Claudius Boyd of Vincennes, Indiana. We feel that w^ 
captured quite a prize in Claude. 

We have enjoyed visits from several of our brothers. Brother Allei^. 
of Delta Delta was down and gave us quite a cordial and pressing invi — 
tation to be present at the convention at Lafayette, May 11. We hope= 
to have a rousing good time at this convention. Brother Rogers wilL- 
give Xi's paper on <* Sigma Chi in the Faculty.*' Five of the boys wer^ 
down from Rho last Sunday. They had been to Bloomington, wher^ 
they played Indiana University. We expect several of them down next=: 
Saturday, when De Pauw and Butler cross bats. 

Our 'Varsity nine went on an Ohio trip last week and won two outr 
of three ball games. They won from Kenyon 8 to 6, and from Ohio- 
Wesleyan University 12 to 11, but were ignominiously defeated by Wit- 
tenberg 36 to 3. Our team played Rose Polytechnic at Terre Haute, 
April 21, and won by a score of 5 to 3. Phillips, De Pauw's pitcher, 
struck out 16 men in eight innings. 

Next Thursday we go to Indianapolis to win the interstate oratorical 
contest, feeling pretty confident of victory. 

Brother Willets is back with us and will graduate with the present 
senior class. He has been attending the law school at Ann Arbor this 
winter. This will make six graduates that Xi will lose this year, and 
they are all good and true. The following brothers graduate in June: 
Willets, Mathias, McClain, Likely, Patton and Ogden. 

Xi has entertained quite extensively during the past year, and has 
averaged, on the whole, a reception every two weeks. 

Greencastle, Ind., May 3, 1894. Fred A. Likely. 



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RHO— BUTLER UNIVERSITY. 

The third and last term of this session is on, with Sigma Chi occu- 
pying a much more prominent position at old Butler than for some 
years. The trouble has been that Rho has been too well satisfied just 
to know the merits of Sigma Chi and to live on past reputation. But a 
material change has taken place. 

Our athletic association was re-organized under a new constitution 
this spring, and in March a meeting was called to elect officers. Here- 
tofore the Delta Tau Deltas have been controlling things, giving Phi 
^elta Theta an occasional office, but leaving Sigma Chi out in the cold. 
Accordingly, when the election was held, a few dark horses were sprung, 
^^d before our opponents had regained their breath, brother John Butler 
^as made president and brother Merle Sidener secretary and treasurer. 
-^his gives us two members ori the advisory board athletic control; Pro- 
*^ssors Brown and Miller and the vice-president of the association being 
^*>e other members of the board. 

The manager of the baseball team was elected during the reign of 

^Vie Delta Taus, and he appointed a captain from the ranks of his own 

^^aternity. Now, when the Sigs **got together," a meeting was called 

^^ elect constitutionally a captain, the result of which was the over- 

"^^helming election of brother Re Bender. Four positions on the team 

re held down by the following brothers: R. Bender, captain and pitcher; 

r. Bender, short; Holiett, first; and Hall,' middle field; while Rogers 

^ s on the bench. 

The State Oratorical Contest was held in Indianapolis March 9, and 
"^he members of Rho with their lady friends attended in a body, occupy- 
ing tastefully decorated stalls. Miss Georgia Galvin, Butler's represen- 
tative and a good Sig girl, was a member of the **loyar* crowd, and was 
the recipient of a beautiful floral basket presented by Rho. 

We have a new man to present in the person of Mr. Guy Bender of 
Indianapolis, whom we take great pleasure in introducing to the Sigma 
Chi world. Brother Bender is a brother — in two senses — of brother Re 
Bender, and is an all-around athlete, playing an elegant game of ball at 

almost any position on the diamond. The ** Bender brothers" are also 
crack tennis players, and will bring honors to both Butler and Sigma 
Chi on our State Field Day. We were assisted in the initiation of 
brother Bender by brothers Bushman, Delta Delta, and McConney, for- 
merly Kappa Kappa, Fred and Voss Ritter, Xi. 

We are sorry to announce that brother Ernst Burford is not in school 
this term on account of ill health; but with that exception Rho feels 
that, in poetic language, she **has no kick coming.*' 

Irvington, Ind., April 21, 1894. Merle Sidener. 



28o' THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

CHI— HANOVER COLLEGE. 

The base ball season in this state is in full bloom and Hanover is 
not represented in the games. It was a sad blow to the students to 
find that it would be impossible to send out a team this season, but the 
same was caused by misfortunes which befell and hindered several of 
our crack players from attending college the last term and participating 
in the contests. Class and fraternity games are in vogue at present and 
serve somewhat to keep alive the athletic spirit. 

The freshmen excursion, one of Hanover's most delightful annual 
affairs, will take place on Saturday, May 12, and all the fraternities are- 
assisting the class in making it the greatest success possible. The: 
freshmen have procured Fern Grove, a beautiful resort twelve miles 
above Louisville, Ky., where they will go by a chartered steamer and 
spend a day, free from the cares of college life. 

The season of commencement is approaching, to which Chi chapter 
looks forward with great gladness, as at that time she expects to have 
with her, besides many alumni, our fraternity's Grand Tribune, who 
has been called to address and deliver the diplomas for the Union 
Literary Society, of which he is an honored alumnus. By graduation 
this year Chi loses two of her members, Bro. Scarff and Bro. Richmond, 
and expects to initiate one man into the secret circle. 

Our chapter has received calls from its alumni as follows: Bro. A. 
S. Ailing, '82, of Madison, Ind., Bro. R. D. Taylor, '90, and Bro. F. 
Taylor, '94, of Carmel, Ind. We acknowledge correspondence from 
Xi, Delia Chi and Alpha. 

Hanover, Ind., April 24, 1894. V. Page Harris. 

DELTA DELTA— PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

This chapter is now very busy making arrangements for the conven- 
tion of the Fourth Province, which will be held here on May nth, and 
which is to be followed by quite a large sized **Sig ball." All Sigs who 
are **in state" and possibly can come are warned not to stay away. 
Delta Delta will be at home to all visiting Sigs in all senses of the word. 

Our new mechanical laboratory, which was almost entirely destroyed 
by fire on January 19th, is being rebuilt as rapidly as possible, and 
everything promises to be as it was before the fire, only much better, 
being entirely new. The different manufacturers of the country have 
been especially kind in sending in new machinery, with the receipted 
bill, and among those deserving special mention is the Baldwin Loco- 
motive Works. 

Of course with the coming of spring, tired feelings, straw hats, etc., 



LE TTERS FR OM A CTIVE CHAPTERS, 28 1 

come the spring athletics. We have only a fair base ball nine this 
year, on which are three Sigs. Bro. Collum, who was captain of the 
team, left school, so now the team is captained by the **summerist'* 
player on the team, a Barb. 

We have a new brother to introduce to the Sig world, Bro. D. W. 
Johnson, of Tacoma, Wash., whose debut should have been mentioned 
in our last letter, but owing to the "inconveniences of home life," was 
forgotten. Bro. Johnson is an awfully clever fellow, besides being one 
of the team who won the state championship in tennis doubles last 
year, representing Rose then. 

The members of our chapter are all wearing the fraternity colors in 
the shape of a small pennant, with one diagonal half blue and other 
half gold, and the letter sigma in the blue half in gold, and the letter chi 
in the gold half in blue, making an awfully pretty pin for spiking pur- 
poses and secondarily — they look well on the girls. 

We are now on the stepping stone of a chapter house (excuse the 
simile) and hope to be able to write the next chapter letter from the 
above mentioned house. All the present members have taken hold in 
a manner that always accomplishes something, and are now awaiting 
the answer of the owners of the house. The house is a brand new one 
and has all the conveniences of a home. 

Our chapter loses iive men this year by the * 'graduation route," and 
whose loss will be keenly felt by the chapter, but we will start all right 
next September with about fourteen men, whose hustling abilities have 
been tested. 

The writer of this article wishes to express his thanks for the fine 
manner in which he was treated by the Sigs, both at De Pauw and 
Bloomington, during his visit there as representative of Delta Delta in 
regard to the coming convention. 

The Sigs who are around Lafayette about the last of May must not 

fail to join us when we **hit Paddy Flynn," for its three spikes who are 

to be "punted in," and when a chapter begins preparations a month in 

advance, something must come of it. It will be held at Tecumseh's 
Trail, a historic spot and the property of an old Sig, Col. DeHart. 
All historical events will be put to shame. 

All the chapter expressed themselves in highly complimentary terms 
of the last issue of the Quarterly, which was in itself one of the most 
enjoyable issues ever read by Delta Delta. 

As a closing remark, would say we are still the recipient of many 
enjoyable letters from different chapters and are glad to see this side of 
fraternity life still kept up. We'll answer all of them. 

Lafayette, Ind., April 24, 1894. Edw. Madison Allen. 



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DELTA CHI— WABASH COLLEGE. 

The first indoor meet of the Athletic Association was held in the 
gymnasium on the evening of February 23. It proved to be quite an 
attractive feature of the winter term, and there was a large number of 
entries for the several events. Brother Huffer won several first prizes. 
The athletic spirit of the college is now centering about the baseball 
team and the coming season. The men are at work on the diamond 
every afternoon and, under brother Huffer's captaincy, are showing 
marked improvement. Brother Huffer was unanimously chosen as 
captain and, as last year, is the "star" short-stop of the team. The 
principal weakness of the team lies in the pitcher. Our first game was 
played with Champaign, April 7, and resulted in a score of 14 to 2 in 
favor of the twirlers from Illinois. It was our first game, and we were 
thankful to get a slice of the score, small though it was. Our first 
league game was to have been with Hanover, but as they forfeited, we 
cross bats with Purdue in our first struggle for the pennant on April 28. 
The candidates for field day are hard at work, and Wabash hopes to 
send a team to the state contest which will give the other colleges a 
hard tussle. 

On April 7 we had the pleasure of meeting brothers Cooper, Freder- 
ickson, Holston, Roysden and Woody of the Champaign team. We 
are sorry that they could not spend a longer time with us. We enjoyed 
a short visit from brother Merle Sidener of Rho chapter on April 2. 
Our latch-string is always out, and we only wish that more brothers 
would drop in and see us. We extend a cordial invitation to all. 

It is with great pleasure that we make the announcement that Delta 
Chi is now *'at home" in her new hall. We made our change the latter 
part of March. Our quarters are now the largest and most elegant of 
any in the city. We have been looking forward to this change for quite 
awhile, and now that our wishes have been realized. Delta Chi feels 
prouder than ever, and is determined that she will hold her old position 
of second to no other fraternity in college. 

Fraternity circles had a little sensation a few weeks ago when it was 
rumored that two members of Phi Kappa Psi had been "lifted" by Beta 
Theta Pi. The rumor proved true, and Beta Theta Pi and the two 
"lifted'* men have been subject to severe criticism by the other frater- 
nities. Such practice as this cannot be too severely condemned. 

The convention of the Fourth Province, postponed from Feb. 23, 
has been announced for May 11. Delta Chi will attend in a body, and 
we trust to meet a great number of our brothers. 

Crawfordsville, Ind., April 25, 1894. Guy A. G. Cramer. 



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FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA— NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

This finds Omega happy in knowing she has a flourishing active 
constituency and six of as fine "pledglings" as any goat could wish for. 
While we are strictly "in the push," some of our sister fraternities have 
not been so fortunate. Tau Kappa Phi (local) has disbanded, and a 
vigorous campaign has been in progress among the various chapters 
here for her mutilated remains. Omega set her heart on the "Tau 
Kap's" prize man, and after good work succeeded in taking him from 
Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Sigma, and Delta Tau 
Delta. We hope to formally introduce him to the goat and Sigdom in 
time for our next letter. 

Phi Kappa Psi has been greatly crippled by internal dissensions, 
resulting in the expulsion of two of her members, followed by the resig- 
nation of four others. 

Good times in the shape of ' stag parties, "feeds," etc., have been 
plentiful this term. Monday, April 19, the active chapter, "pledglings" 
and a number of alumni attended in a body a musicale given by brother 
Rob't Stevens, ex-'95, at his home in Chicago. This was followed, on 
the evening of April 23, by a glorious moonlight "feed'' on the lake 
shore. Clad like Coxey's army, the boys gathered around an immense 
camp fire, told stories, and gorged themselves with Wienerwurst and 
pie in true tramp style. The boys will always think of Coxey with ten- 
der hearts, as will the Fem Sems who received a fitting tramp serenade 
as the army disbanded. 

Since the opening of the term we have welcomed, besides many of 
OMxfraires in urbe^ brothers Ludlow, Omega, '92, and Tombaugh, Alpha 
Iota — both students in Northwestern Medical School; brother Ambler, 
Omega, ex-'95; Geo. Keerl, Omicron, and brothers Apperson, Krogman 
and Pepple of Theta Theta. Bro. Scott of Gamma, who is in Evanston 
for a short time, is a frequent and always welcome visitor. We have 
great hopes that brother Scott will be one of us next year. 

Evanston, 111., April 26, 1894. Carl R. Latham. 

THETA THETA— UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

Theta Theta received so much attention in the late number of the 
Bulletin in regard to the proposed change from the law department to 
the literary department of the university, that we scarcely think it nec- 
essary to say much about it in this letter. However, we have been 



284 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

working hard, and although we find it very difficult to accomplish such 
a measure, we hope before the end of the year to announce our success. 

Baseball is absorbing much of our attention this spring. We have 
three men on the 'Varsity team: brothers Apperson, Krogman, and 
Pepple, who hold the positions of catcher, pitcher, and short-stopi 
respectively. They report great hospitality shown them by our sister 
chapters on the late southern trip of the team. On that trip the team 
played Ohio Wesleyan University, Denison College, Kenyon College, 
Center College, University of Illinois, Northwestern University, and 
University of Wisconsin, winning all but one game — that with Center 
College. At the indoor meet, held in the new Waterman gymnasium 
April 7, brother Holliday won the championship in middle-weight box- 
ing. 

Brother Smith, while home during the spring vacation in April, was 
admitted to practice in the circuit court of Grundy County, Missouri. 
Brother Willits, who has been with us during the year, is now at De 
Pauw University, where he expects to receive his degree in June. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., May 4, 1894. Lewis A. Stoneman. 

KAPPA KAPPA— UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

Kappa Kappa has added two men to her number since her last letter 
— Melvin C. Chattin, '96, of Quincy, Illinois, and Conrad B. Kimball, 
'94, of Champaign, Illinois. 

We have had the pleasure of an unusually large number of visits 
from Sigma Chis from abroad of late. Brother Geo. R. Twiss, Alpha 
Gamma, '85, spent some time with us in March. The real object of his 
visit will appear at some future time under the head of Marriages in the 
Quarterly. Brother Geo. Keerl, Jr., of Omicron has made us a num- 
ber of short visits recently, which were certainly appreciated by us. 
Brother Keerl is traveling in the interest of a large lumber company, 
and has promised to visit every chapter in the Mississippi valley during 
the season. It might be well to state that brother Keerl takes every- 
thing straight. We have also had the pleasure of meeting brothers 
Krogman, Pepple and Apperson of Theta Theta, and Kintner and Tod 
of Delta Delta, who are members of the ball teams of their respective 
schools. Brother R. J. Barr, who is now in the law department of the 
University of Michigan, but who was formerly in this school, spent his 
spring vacation here, visiting us and our lady friends. 

The Epsilon chapter of Delta Tau Delta, the first fraternity entering 
this school, which gave up its charter in 1879, has been re-established, 
the new chapter being known as Beta Epsilon. There are now four 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 285 

raternities here, Sigma Chi, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, and Delta 
Tau Delta. 

The baseball season has opened with us, five games having already 
leen played, two of which were lost (J. L. Hudsons of St. Louis, 18-8, 
nd University of Michigan, I2~8) and three won (Sullivan, Ills., 22-0, 
^urdue, 9-5, and Wabash, 14-2). The team will start the latter part of 
lay on a trip through Wisconsin, Michigan, Canada, Ohio and Indiana. 
''ive Sigma Chis are on the team together with the manager. The 
pplicants for next season's football team are now in training. So far 
orty-one men have applied for places on the team. 

The Illio^ the annual of the Junior class, has appeared. Brother 
Irms is its editor-in-chief. Our commencement exercises will occur 
luring the week beginning June 3. Brothers Frederickson, Roysdon, 
^Ider, Holston, Crawford, Wilder, and Mogensen will graduate at that 
ime, leaving fourteen men in the chapter to commence the work of 
lext year. 

At a recent meeting of the board of trustees of the university. Dr. 
kndrew Draper, Superintendent of Schools of Cleveland, Ohio, was 
lected regent of the university. Dr. Draper is a man of large reputa- 
ion in the educational world, having been for a number of years super- 
itendent of public instruction in the state of New York. He has not 
et accepted the position, but has taken the offer under serious consid- 
ration. The board voted him a salary of seven thousand dollars. 
Vork on the new engineering hall is advancing rapidly, and the con- 
ractors hope to have it ready for occupancy at the opening of the fall 
erm. The building will be one of the largest and most attractive of 
he group. 

We have heard rumors of a provincial convention, and should be 
rery glad to see it become a reality. 

Number 2 of the Mu Quarterly has just been received, and we wish 
o extend our congratulations to Mu for having originated such an idea, 
ind also upon the able manner in which she has carried it out. It is 
)ur wish that the Mu Quarterly may become a fixed feature of Sigma 
Chi journalism and be the forerunner of many more of its kind. 

Champaign, 111., April 27, 1894. Charles T. Wilder. 

ALPHA ZETA— BELOIT COLLEGE. 

The spring term has opened auspiciously at Beloit in all the college 
circles, and enthusiasm runs high. 

Our representative won first place at the state contest in oratory and 
consequently he represents Beloit at the interstate, which comes off in 



286 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

May. There are four Sigs among the contestants elected for the home 
oratorical contest for next fall. Brother Wheeler is one of the four 
appointed to speak at the public prize declamation in June. 

The college glee, banjo and mandolin clubs met with a booming 
success financially and every way on their trip this spring. The Sigs 
on the club report meeting under most pleasant circumstances many 
brothers from sister chapters. 

Much interest has been shown thus far in baseball here this season. 
A series of interclass games is being played, with the result of more 
than the usual amount of enthusiasm developed. Brother Wheeler has 
been elected captain of the team, and several of the brothers have 
places on the nine. The management has secured a good coach and 
expects to make things hum this season. An inter- fraternity game is 
being arranged for among the three frats of the college. 

We received a most pleasant visit from brother Wright of Alpha 
Lambda early in the term. We also had the pleasure recently of enter- 
taining brother Matheson, '92. A. A. Farley. 

Beloit, Wis., April 24, 1894. 

ALPHA LAMBDA— UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

Alpha Lambda has little in the way of news to contribute to the 
present number of the Quarterly, but what little she has is good news. 
Since our last letter we have pledged two very desirable men, both of 
the class of '97, and have initiated one of them, Ross Carleton Cornish, 
of Oshkosh, Wis. 

We are still working on the motto of **good men or none,*' and the 
emphasis on the former alternative. I would say by way of parenthesis 
that we very heartily endorse the policy of our fraternity leaders of con- 
servative fraternity extension, with emphasis on the conservative. 

We have enjoyed visits during the term from brothers Loyal Durand, 
*9i, and Le Roy Warren, '92, and are looking forward to our annual 
banquet next June, with the expectation that it will bring back many 
more of our alumni for a few days. 

This has been a prosperous and a profitable year for the University 
of Wisconsin. The most distinctive feature of the year has been the 
systematic and successful effort to raise the standard of scholarship. 
This has been brought about by increasing both the requirements for 
admission and the severity of the examinations, and it has been accom- 
plished without lowering the enrollment, which was, last term, 1,279. 

Athletics, however, have not suffered. On the evening of Feb. 21 
was held our first midwinter athletic meet, which was a great success. 



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and will probably be repeated every year in the future. Our baseball 
season is just opening, with the prospects very good. The candidates 
for the crews are in active training, and efforts are being made to arrange 
for an intercollegiate field day here. 

Our glee, banjo, and mandolin clubs have just returned from a very 
successful trip of two weeks' duration. 

Madison, Wis., April 15, 1894. Louis W. Myers. 



ALPHA PI— ALBION COLLEGE. 

This spring term opened briskly with an increased enrollment, and 
all the chapter having returned, we were soon at work. 

In writing the last chapter letter a most important event was over- 
looked, nahiely, the initiation, on Dec. 15, of brother Frank A. Kulp, 
'97, of Battle Creek, Mich., and whom we recommend most cordially to 
the fraternity. It will long be remembered by the active chapter and 
visiting brothers as a first-class initiation in every respect. We have 
also recently pledged two excellent men in the preparatory and expect 
to introduce them in due time. 

The boys are quite successfully interested in athletics, and the base- 
ball team, captained by brother Lee White, expects to play some strong 
nines in the near future. Brothers A. F. Schulty and Geo. Dean also 
play on the team. We have greatly improved the chapter tennis court 
adjoining the lodge, added back-stop nets, etc. Mixed doubles are the 
order of the day. Brother Brockway handles the racquet with much 
skill, and we expect to hear from him at field day. 

We are planning to make the evening of May 5 a very enjoyable 
occasion. Brothers Wm. Smith, E. R. Page, Carmi Smith, '86; A. E. 
Hagle, '88; J. H. Bartley, '91, and other alumni will be with us to 
arrange for our annual commencement banquet, which already has 
become the event of the season with us. This year a larger number of 
our alumni have signified their intention of being with us then, and we 
"will do our best to make it surpass all former efforts. We cordially 
invite every Sig in "coming" distance to send in his name, and we will 
give him more definite information later. 

Brother Ralph Connable, Jr., shook hands with some of the boys 
today. He is manager of the Petoskey, Mich., branch of the Connable 
Fishing Company. Roy E. Ferine. 

Albion, Mich., April 24, 1894. 



288 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

ALPHA SIGMA— UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. 

Since our last letter little of importance has occurred at the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota. College work has gone on as usual and, unrelieved 
by excitement of any sort, is becoming monotonous and grinding. At 
present interest is centering in preparation for commencement, while on 
the campus baseball is the sport. The institution hopes to send out a 
strong aggregation this spring and expects them to win a fair proportion 
of the games played. 

The fraternities, though numerous, are surviving the year well and 
are living together in peace and harmony. A plan is being put into 
operation among them to have a certain night in the week, Saturday 
evening, for meetings; this is to be known as fraternity night, and other 
affairs of university interest are to be arranged with reference to it. 
Hitherto literary and other societies have suffered from the fact that 
fraternity men took no part, a condition which it is hoped will be cor- 
rected by the scheme. It is thought that the charge against Greek 
letter fraternities to the effect that they are detrimental to college spirit 
and college interests will prove groundless. 

Alpha Sigma has been both fortunate and unfortunate this year. 
She has carried off her full share of college honors, winning presidency 
of the athletic association (which now comprises all departments of 
athletics); captain of the baseball team, and president of the senior 
class. We have taken in six good men, the last being Chas. Denison 
of the junior law class, whom we are proud to introduce to the general 
fraternity at this time. We have been unfortunate in the fact that some 
of our boys, both new and old, have been obliged to leave school for 
one reason or another. Of the new men only three are now with us — 
Clark, Chute, and Denison, while Poehler and Church were obliged to 
leave college on account of ill health, and Joss left to take a position in 
a Helena bank. Of the older men Rhame and Bryan are also out of 
college, which leaves our membership considerably reduced. Although 
all of these, except Joss and Poehler, are in the city and attend frat 
meetings, yet their absence from the institution is felt. It also injures 
our prospects for next year. However, the time passes pleasantly with 
us; our boys are enthusiastic for the welfare of Sigma Chi and will do 
all in their power to advance her interests. 

Three men will be graduated from the university in June. Albert 
Dodge, a charter member, has taken both a scientific and medical 
course at the institution, and leaves well equipped for the practice of 
his profession. Walter Poehler, captain in the cadet corps and captain 
of the baseball team, is undecided whether to return for a law course or 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 289 

enter upon a business ilife — speculating in wheat. Van.Valkenburg will 
return to the institution and complete a law course next year. 

We were very much pleased with the general excellence of the last 
number of the Quarterly, and hope the good work may continue. 

Minneapolis, Minn., April 15, 1894. J. Van Valkenburg. 

SIXTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA BETA— UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 

The end of the present college year is almost at hand and the stu- 
dents at Berkeley are studying with increased assiduity for the approach- 
ing final examinations. As is usually the case the last month of the 
term has been a period of great activity in an athletic line, and the 
attention of the university has been engrossed by a succession of inter- 
collegiate contests and college celebrations. On the 14th inst., Stan- 
ford showed her superiority on the base ball diamond by defeating the 
U. C. team by a score of 15 to 11. Berkeley soon redeemed herself, 
however, by winning the championship at tennis, and is now looking 
forward with great expectations to the inter-collegiate field day, sched- 
uled for the 28th. 

Since our last letter to the Quarterly, Alpha Beta has undergone 
the unpleasant experience of being temporarily turned out of her chap- 
ter house in a most unceremonious manner. Through the accidental 
firing of an adjoining hedge, the house caught fire and was threatened 
with complete destruction. After a great deal of hard work and con- 
siderable excitement, the flames were extinguished and the members of 
Alpha Beta congratulated themselves on their extremely narrow escape. 
The loss was not a great one, as the house, with its contents, was well 
covered by insurance, but the damage incurred necessitated extensive 
repairs, which kept Alpha Beta in other quarters for almost a monlth. 
We are now re-instated, however, and the house has regained its old- 
time cozy and comfortable appearance. 

With the closing of the college year we will lose from our active 
roll Bros. Vail, Roeding and Button, who graduate with the present 
senior class, and Allen Wright, who will leave us to study law in San 
I^rancisco. Through this letter we take particular pleasure in intro- 
tducing to the fraternity at large John Ralston Hamilton, of San Fran- 
c:isco, who was initiated into Sigma Chi in the fall of 1893. 

Berkeley, Calif., April 22, 1894. Charles F. Eckart. 

[In the illustration of Alpha Beta in [this issue the members are, in 
order, beginning with back row on the left hand side (facing the group): 



290 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

John Ralston Hamilton, '97, Henry Wells Horn, '95, Henry Stevens 
Dutton, '94, Hugh Fitz-Randolph Vail, '94, Robert Elkin Neil WiUiams, 
'95, Frederic William Roeding, '94. In the front row, in the same 
order, are: William Spencer Wright, '96, Todd Robinson Scott (Hast- 
ing's College of the Law), Allen Garwood Wright, '95, Alexander Rich- 
ards Baldwin, '96, Charles Franklin Eckart, '96, and Henry Ulrich 
Roeding, '97.] 

ALPHA EPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

Our university certainly has every reason to be proud of the record 
it has made in improvement during the past school year. 

Alpha Epsilon still goes marching on in her progress. Her lot has 

been nothing but prosperity since the opening of her chapter hall for 

this school year in September, 1893. I take pleasure in announcing to 

our brothers and fraternity our last two initiates, brothers David West 

Hawksworth, '96, and Harry Wilfred Doubrava, '96, the former residing 

at Plattsmouth, Neb., and the latter at North Bend, Neb. We regret 

exceedingly the loss of our esteemed brother Joseph Mallalieu, '90, who 

has been in the law department for the past year. He leaves this week 

for his home in Kearney, Neb., where he will study law in one of the 

leading offices of that city. Bro. Mallalieu has been one of our greatest 

helpers in the '^frat" this year and to him is due much of our success. 

We now number thirteen men, the unlucky number, you know, but it 

certainly has not proved so with us as yet and we have no fear for the 

future. Brother Wheeler, '91, who is quite a frequent visitor to our 

rooms, is now on a sojourn in California, where he has been for the past 

month. 

Since our last letter a new fraternity has entered the school. Delta 

Tau Delta came in about two weeks ago with a chapter of ten men. 

Tl^ey start out with very flattering prospects, their alumni in this city 

having furnished for them a chapter house, which they now occupy. 

Their coming is pleasing to all, for it strengthens the fraternity ranks 

materially. 

In athletics I have nothing startling to report. Our baseball team 

is doing good work and is preparing for games which it hopes to get 

with the colleges in this vicinity. In tennis there is an unusual amount 

of enthusiasm this season, and there is an excellent prospect for some 

good tennis in the local tournament this coming month. 

We have received several chapter letters of late, and are pleased to 
see this move of chapter correspondence once more on foot. We note 
with pleasure the prosperity of our sister chapters. 

Lincoln, Nebraska, April 25, 1894. John W. Dixon. 



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ALPHA UPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

The prospects of our college have greatly brightened in the past few 
weeks. Many and extensive improvements have been and are being 
made on the campus. The memorial building of the Maclay College of 
Theology will soon be completed. It will cost about twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars, and will stand on the • north-east comer of the campus. 
The board of directors have had a number of much-needed improve- 
ments made in our athletic rooms. They have also laid out a new ath- 
letic field. 

Our former Dean, W. S. Matthew, Omega, '76, has resigned his 
position and taken the editorship of the California Christian Advocate, 
His place has been filled by J. H. Phillips, D. D., LL. D., a large- 
brained and able-bodied gentleman from Illinois. There have also been 
a few wise changes made in the faculty, and the number of professors 
has been increased. 

Although society has been rather quiet lately, Alpha Upsilon has 
contrived to be quite gay and festive. On the evening of April 12 
brother Curran, '97, entertained the chapter and their lady friends at 
his home on 37th street. We had a good time and were up and dressed 
before breakfast the next morning. On Feb. 25 we feasted royally and 
without stint on turkey, et cetera^ at brother Garrett's expense. Our 
honored and revered "Worthy C," brother Shaw, not to be outdone, 
gave us an invitation one Saturday evening and sent us home Sunday 
night, and having enjoyed our company greatly, he — or rather we — 
repeated the experiment two weeks later. Last, but not least, we are 
just recovering from the effects of a "chew" and dance at Athena Hall. 
The ladies enjoyed themselves, and so did we. 

We have received visits from brother Elger Reed, '90; brother 
Thomas W. Robinson, '92; and brother Edward B. Stewart, '90, all of 
Alpha Upsilon. Brother William H. Wheeler, Alpha Epsilon, '91, of 
Omaha, Neb., also favored us with a short visit while passing through 
the city en route to the Midwinter Fair. 

Our Assistant Tribune, brother H. L. Martin, has written to every 
active chapter of the fraternity, and we have been highly pleased at the 
reception of letters from Eta, Alpha Omega, Omicron, Theta, Xi, Mu, 
Alpha Omicron, Rho, Alpha Psi, Gamma Gamma, Alpha Beta, Alpha 
Lambda, Eta Eta, Alpha Rho, Alpha Sigma (4), and a few other chap- 
ters, whose letters have been mislaid. We compliment our brothers of 
Mu upon their enterprise in issuing such an excellent and interesting 
journal as their Quarterly has proven to be. 

Los Angeles, Calif., April 25, 1894. A. P. Thomson. 



292 THE SIGMA CHI QUAR7ERLY. 

ALPHA OMEGA— LELAND STANFORD. Jr.. UNIVERSITY. 

Everything is flourishing with us, and with the university generally. 
The Junior class celebrated Junior Day for the first time since the open- 
ing of the college, and it was a great occasion indeed. A large, spread- 
ing oak tree, under which the class of '95 has had its reunions, and 
under whose shade it has had taken the picture which is to decorate one 
page of their annual, was dedicated to this class by one of the young 
ladies of the U, and a large bottle of Mumm's best was wasted over its 
trunk. 

Fitting speeches were made by the presidents of the different classes 
and by the President of the university. After this they adjourned to 
the lake back of the college, where aquatic sports were indulged in; 
swimming, high and fancy diving and boat-races were the features. 
And the exclamations of astonishment that were heard from the mouths 
of the fair sex when one of our Honolulu students was showing his 
prowess in the water, were amusing to hear. 

In the afternoon there was exhibited an original farce written by one 
of the class of '95, Chas. Field, illustrating college life and a visit of his 
mother and intended just on the morning after his latest debauch. 
Nothing was ever more successful. 

And in the evening the Junior hop in the gymnasium and the supper 
afterwards were events which will not soon be forgotten. In fact, it is 
the first large and successful college dance which has ever been held on 
our campus. 

President Harrison has been here for the last six weeks, delivering 
his lectures on the Origin and Development of the National Constitu- 
tion. They were well attended by all connected with the college and 
by students and lawyers from outside. They were interesting and 
instructive, and his departure was regretted by all. Mrs. McKee and 
her two children were with him on his western trip. 

March 9, Leland Stanford's birthday was celebrated with music by 
the university band and glee club, and by fitting remarks by Pres. Har- 
rison, Dr. Jordan and notables from San Francisco and the University 
of California. 

We have two members whom we forgot to introduce in our last letter 
— brother S. E. Johnson, '97, of San Jose, Calif., and brother H. M. 
Morse, '97, of San Diego, Calif. We regret much that brother Drake, 
'94, will not be with us again next year, but he will be practicing his 
profession in Oregon by that time. He will be engaged in civil engi- 
neering, most likely with the S. P. Co. , with whom he had much expe- 



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irience before entering college, and all who know him are sure of his. 
success. We will also lose brother Durand, P. G. He will return to 
liis home in Wisconsin. He was one of the players in the intercollegiate 
tennis tournament between Stanford and Berkeley, in which Stanford 
'was forced to acknowledge defeat. 

We are now making arrangements with a contractor to build us a 
bouse to suit with a three years' lease. It will be situated in the town 
of Palo Alto and not far from the station. Here we will congregate, 
and hope to make life pleasant for any Sigs who may chance our way. 
In our next letter we will be able to tell you more of our success and 
plans for the year of '94-' 95. John E. Alexander. 

Palo Alto, Calif., April 24, 1894. 



SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

ETA— UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

We did not appear in the last Quarterly, but it was from no sense 
of negligence. As a chapter we have done fairly well considering the 
many disadvantages we were forced to endure. However, socially we 
have had a very pleasant session, and doubtless the events of this ses- 
sion will never be forgotten. In February we were given a reception at 
the home of Judge B. T. Kimbrough. It would be safe to predict a 
nice time with such a charming hostess. Of course, some of the girls 
were on hand, and with song and laughter, wit and repartee we pro- 
longed the enjoyable occasion far into the night. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Mr. M. A. Dees, Jr., of Moss 
Point, Miss. Brother Dees is a sociable fellow, and we take pleasure 
in introducing him into the Sigma Chi realm. 

Our football team made an excellent record this season, it being our 
first year on the gridiron. We scored 128 points against colleges, and 
had only 4 scores against us the entire season. We first met South- 
western Baptist University of Jackson, Tenn., score 56 to o in our favor; 
Memphis Athletic Club, score 16 to o in our favor; Tulane University, 
New Orleans, La., score 12 to 4 in our favor. We suffered a defeat at 
New Orleans on Thanksgiving day by the Southern Athletic Club. We 
will put a stronger team in the field next year, and hope to play with 
success all the southern colleges. The University of Mississippi held 
its first annual field day April 11. Some very good records were made 
on 100 yards dash and vaulting. 

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294* THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Seventh Province this year at Memphis, but for some unforeseen cir- 
cumstance it will be impossible to have it. 

Eta has received very few chapter letters this year. Alpha Psi and 
Alpha Omicron being among the number; and by the way, the writer 
met most of the Alpha Omicron boys at New Orleans during the football 
season. Although he saw very little of them, yet that little was suffi- 
cient to prove that they are a noble set of Sigs. 

We understand that Congress will make a grant of 23,000 acres of 
land to the university, which will be equal to $100,000. It has also 
been planned to build a new lyceum, and to convert the old chapel into 
a gymnasium. If the plan is carried out, the University of Mississippi 
will have the best equipped college gymnasium in the entire South. 

University, Miss., April 17, 1894. Tom C. Kimbrough. 



ALPHA OMICRON— TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter things have been running along smoothly at 
Tulane, the only interruption being the examinations which closed the 
fall term. 

Not long after the beginning of the new year the inter-class baseball 
league was formed, and a schedule of games was made. Several games 
were played, and considerable enthusiasm was manifested; but the 
weather was against baseball and the number of postponed games grew 
so large that it was decided to dissolve the league. Judging from the 
number of games actually played the Seniors would have won the pen- 
nant, for, at the time of the dissolution, they were the only ones who 
had not lost a game. We were represented on all the teams with the 
exception of the Freshman. The college team has now been organized, 
and under the captaincy of brother J. D. Britton hopes to be more suc- 
cessful than that of last year. On account of the distance between our 
nearest neighbors and ourselves, and the financial condition of the Ath- 
letic Association, Tulane will not be able to play as many games as the 
enthusiasts would like. 

Most of the other athletes are training for the spring games, which 
are to take place on April 28. Representatives from other colleges 
have been invited to attend, and everybody is looking forward to the 
day with eager expectancy. Alpha Omicron hopes to be on hand when 
the honors are distributed. Brothers Forsyth, of the Senior class, and 
Murphy, of the Freshman, will represent us in the class race. 

Discussion of Pan-Hellenism has been going on among the fraterni- 
ties at Tulane for the past six weeks. The committees from the various 



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fraternities met frequently, and it looked as if an association would be 
formed, when the whole thing fell through. 

On the night of March 10 brother Howe took his seat as president 
of the Glendy Burke Literary Society. This is the first time for two 
years that the chair has been filled by a Greek. 

Brother John Stafford White, Alpha Theta, who has been spending 
several months in the city on business, has gone to Milwaukee. Al- 
though brother White took "French leave" of some of us, we commend 
him to our brothers everywhere as a loyal Sig. Brother Case of Xi 
came around to see us, but his visit happened to conflict with examina- 
tions, so we didn't see as much of him as we should have liked. He 
promised to return in a few days, and we were on the lookout for him, 
but have never seen him since. We wouldn't have waited for him to 
come again if one of our Seniors had not forgotten the address that 
brother Case gave him. Brother W. B. Forsyth, Alpha Omicron and 
Psi, paid us a visit at Mardi Gras. As it was a holiday of his own cre- 
ation, I doubt whether he has yet fully recovered from the effects of it. 

The Tulane glee club and also the banjo, mandolin, and guitar club 
are in successful operation. The former expects to pay a visit to the 
state capital in a few weeks. We are well represented in these organi- 
zations by brothers Dixon, Payne, Carr^, and Richardson. 

New Orleans, La., April 21, 1894. W. H. Havward. 

ALPHA PSI— VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Mr. T. D. Mclntyre, of Ken- 
tucky, and it is with much pleasure that we introduce him to the frater- 
nity. Other frats were as anxious to secure brother Mclntyre as Alpha 
Psi, but the excellence of Sigma Chi, combined with the persuasion of 
''his girl,'' who is a loyal Sig, soon decided the contest. Brother 

Mclntyre is full of the right kind of enthusiasm and will reflect credit 

Upon our fraternity. 

Brother Theo. H. Brewer, of Kentucky, who was compelled to leave 

^he university last session because of ill health, is with us again. Bro. 

£dwin Hedrick, one of Lambda's initiates, is attending Droughus Busi- 

Xiess College in this city and expects to enter the law department of 

A^anderbilt University next year. We shall be glad to have him as an 

SLCtive member of Alpha Psi. 

We have received visits from brothers F. M. Thomas, Alpha Psi, '93, 
and R. L. Peck, Zeta, '93. Brother Thomas is pastor of the Methodist 
Church at Clifton, a beautiful suburb of Louisville, Ky.; and brother 
Peck is a rising young lawyer located at Springfield, Tenn. He is a 



296 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

candidate for the office of Attorney General for his district with splen^d 
chances for success. 

On class field day Sigma Chi came ofi with flying colors, winning 
four of the eight medals offered. Brother Connell, who is manager of 
field sports, full-back on the 'Varsity eleven, president of his class, and 
captain of the Sophomore football team, won the medals for running 
and standing broad jumps, raising the Vanderbilt record for the latter 
from 9 feet 8J^ inches to 9 feet 11 5^ inches. Brother J. D. Richardson 
won the 220 yards dash and the 440 dash. We will be well represented 
on annual field day. Brother J. Goodson is in training for the 100 yards 
dash, brother Richardson for the 220 and 440, and brother Connell for 
the running and standing broad jumps. We are represented on the 
baseball team by brother Henry. 

Brother Mclntyre won the {15.00 prize offered for the best story by 
the Vanderbilt Observer, 

In the preliminary contest to select speakers for the R. A. Young 
and Founder's medals, brother Thos. Carter won a place. 

Alpha Psi's tennis court is in first-class condition now, and is the 
favorite resort of Sigs and their young lady friends. 

Next Friday evening, April 20, Alpha Psi will give its annual recep- 
tion and banquet at the Maxwell House. This will be the swellest affair 
ever given by a fraternity at Vanderbilt University. There will be fifty 
or more guests present, among the number being some of Nashville's 
loveliest young ladies. There will be toasts by active members and 
prominent alumni, and altogether a great time is expected. 

We will endeavor to contribute something for the new song book in 
the near future. S. Carter Schwing. 

Nashville, Tenn., April 16, 1894. 



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Pefsonalia. 

Frank H. Loomis, Alpha Pi, '87, is now teaching in Tennessee. 

A. P. Stark, Alpha Pi, is now practicing law at Livingston, Mont. 

Frank Harris, Eta, '96, is in the sheriff's office of Coahoma County, 
Mississippi. 

T. R. Freeman, Gamma Gamma, '92, is now engaged in business in 
Richmond, Va. 

W. C. Helm, Alpha Zeta, '91, is located at St. Louis, Mo., with the 
Crane Elevator Company. 

William Hersh, Theta, '91, has been elected by the Gettysburg, Pa., 
council, borough attorney. 

J. W. Sebrell, Gamma Gamma, '92, is now at the University of Vir- 
ginia continuing his studies. 

W. S. Old, Gamma Gamma, '92, is applying for his M. D. this year 
at the University of Virginia. 

Walter Connable, Alpha Pi, is now perfecting his invention for lifting 
fish nets, at Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Chas. E. Peet, Alpha Zeta, '92, will spend the summer in New Jersey 
with the U. S. Geological survey. 

J. Rogers Taylor, Eta, '93, is prosecuting the study of law in the 
classic little town of Carrollton, Miss. 

Fred P. Tibbitts, Alpha Lambda, '89, has returned from a trip up 
the Nile, and is at present in Constantinople. 

Thomas C. Linn, Theta, '82, of Salisbury, North Carolina, is the 
clerk to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads at Washington. 

Eta chapter has two chancery judges in Mississippi, A. H. Longino 
and Baxter McFarland; also two district attorneys, Hon. W. A. Roane, 
Eta, '78, and Frank McLean, Eta, '69. 

Nathan Powell, Chi, '84, who has been residing at 100 E. Fourth 
Street, Cincinnati, will visit his old home in Madison, Ind., in June, 
together with his wife (nee Miss Susie Pendleton, of Cincinnati) and 
their promising little daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Powell won laurels for 



298 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

pluck by visiting the World's Fair last September, when the littli 
maiden was but five weeks old. 

Edmund Ludlow, Omega, '92, will enter the senior year of North- 
western University Medical School next fall. 

Nat. W. Salladd, Alpha Lambda, '93, is one of the proprietors of th< 
Badger Book-Binding Co. of Fond du Lac, Wis. 

W. Foster Lardner, Alpha Lambda, '93, is in the employ of his 
father, in the drug business, at Oconomowoc, Wis. 

H. K. Rumberger, Alpha Chi, '92, is an electrician on the N. Y. C. 
& H. R. R. R., with headquarters at Lyons, N. Y. 

Edwin L. Shuman, Omega, is editor of the ''Alumni Biography oi 
Northwestern University," which will appear next month. 

Loyal Durand, Alpha Lambda, '91, is with the law firm of Miller, 
Noyes & Miller, at Milwaukee, Wis. He visited Chicago recently. 

Rev. W. H. Re3molds, Beta, '86, is to be congratulated on the hand^ — 
some new church building which his congregation is erecting at Rivei — 
Forest, a suburb of Chicago. 

Robert H. Harvey, Omega, '89, has just graduated from North- 
western University Medical School, and will spend his next year as 
interne in Mercy Hospital, Chicago. 

A. B. Graham, M. D., Chi, '91, who recently graduated from the 
Medical College of Indiana, has received the appointment as resident 
physician for the St. Vincent's Hospital at Indianapolis. 

Albert S. Ailing, Chi, '82, has purchased the stationery store formerly 
owned by Rogers & Cowlam in Madison, Indiana. Bert has a host of 
friends in the ''city 'neath the hills" whose patronage insures a profitable 
business. 

R. T. Watts, Jr., Gamma Gamma, '93, is now at Poughkeepsie, N. 
Y., taking a business course. He expects to complete his course there 
soon, and then is expected to visit Randolph- Macon College, Ashland, 
Va., on his way home. 

H. Binney Morse, M. D., Chi, '80, is very successful in the drug 
business in Philadelphia and is a prominent member of the Philadelphia 
Alumni Chapter. His address is 1701 South St. He expects to attend 
the Commencement of Hanover College in June, at which his brother. 
Rev. Chas. E. Morse, Chi, '86, who is pastor of the Ninth Presbyterian 
Church of Chicago, will deliver the diplomas to the graduates of the 



PERSONALIA. 299 

Philalathean Literary Society. The Grand Tribune will deliver the 
diplomas to the Union Literary Society. 

Harry B. Sanford, Eta, '95, is taking a course in the medical depart- 
ment at University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. 

£. M. Newell, Alpha Chi, '96, is a student in the mechanical engin- 
eering department of Troy Polytechnic Institute, N. Y. 

Wm. Snell, Alpha Pi, '87, has opened a law office on his own account 
at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. He will make commercial law his specialty. 

"Walker D. Hines, Psi, '93, is connected with the general law office 
of the L. & N. Railway Co. at Louisville, Ky. His friends predict a 
brilliant future for him. 

Thomas Preston Kimbrough, Eta, '93, has a very diminutive little 
embryo Sigma Chi. It is to be hoped he will be able to ride the goat 
some fifteen years hence. 

Arthur W. McGaha, D. D., Pi, '80, was elected president of Howard 
College, East Lake, Ala., last year. The college has improved greatly 
Under his administration. 

Thos. H. Shelby, Jr., Lambda Lambda, '96, spent several weeks in 
Washington lately with his father, who was of counsel for defense in 
&e famous PoUard-Breckenridge trial. 

George B. Shattuck, Theta Theta, '90, has been unanimously re- 
elected secretary of the Kenwood Club, Chicago. The society people 
0^ that fashionable suburb evidently appreciate a good man when they 
fiixd him. 

H. Y. Grubbs, Zeta Zeta, '91, was recently elected president of the 
^l^^s of '96 at West Point Military Academy, which is considered a 
^^^ high honor. He is one of the leaders of his class in all lines of 
^*^e academy work. 

Rev. Jno. F. Goucher, D. D., Omicron, *68, president of the 
^^^ Oman's College of Baltimore, has been selected as one of the two 
^^■^.temal delegates from the M. E. Church to the general conference of 
^*^« M. E. Church South, which meets in Memphis, in May. 

John H. Wiggam, Chi, '85, of Emporia, Kansas, is taking an active 
I^^rt in politics as a Republican in his county and state. Next year 
^^ will be a candidate for county treasurer. John's merit and his valu- 

^^le training in college and governmental politics warrant our prediction 

^Hat he will be a winner. 



300 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Arthur Webster, Theta Theta, '91, is now practicing law in Detroit, 
Michigan. 

A. C. Read, Alpha Chi, '92, is a draughtsman with the L. V. R. K., 
Delano, Pa. 

John Foster, Alpha Chi, '93, is in office of the Buffalo Lumber Co., 
Bayard, West Va. 

Edward M. Dexter, Alpha Lambda, '92, is taking a trip to Denver, 
Col. , for his health. 

James Gray, Alpha Chi, '94, is in the Jefferson County National 
Bank, Brookville, Pa. 

Judge Wm. Poindexter, Nu, '75, is a candidate for congress from 
the sixth district of Texas. 

Catchings Baird, Eta, '88, is taking in the medical at University of 
the South, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Arthur Babbitt, Alpha Lambda, '93, is in the employ of a leading 
law firm in Milwaukee, Wis. 

Eli R. Sutton, Theta Theta, '91, of Detroit, Michigan, is spending 
the month of May in California. 

Harry S. New, Rho, '79, managing proprietor of the Indianapolis 
Journal^ attended the meeting of the Associated Press held in Chicago 
last February. 

James Samuel Shortle, Delta Delta, '88, became, on April 16, 1894, 
a member of the firm of Paden & Gridley, lawyers, 402 Ashland Block, 
Chicago. He has also become a benedict. 

Hon. Thomas E. Powell, Gamma, '63, of Columbus, Ohio, was one 
of the judges on thought and composition in the fourth annual contest 
of the oratorical association of the University of Michigan, which was 
held at Ann Arbor on March 16. 

Dr. Frank T. Andrews, Omega, '81, is rejoicing in the arrival of 
Frank T. Andrews, Jr. The doctor was asked at the polls not long 
after the event, "How are they voting?" He replied with a somewhat 
abstracted but very pleasant manner, "Ten pounds." 

C. W. Vermilion, Xi and Theta Theta, has associated with himself 
in the practice of law at Centreville, Iowa, Hosford E. Valentine, Xi, 
*86. Bro. Vermilion visited Chicago recently on business; few, if any, 
young lawyers in Iowa are as well known and as highly esteemed 
throughout the state as is Bro. Vermilion. 



PERSONALIA. 301 

Geo. G. Armstrong, Alpha Lambda, '93 and '91, is practicing law in 
Salt Lake City, Utah. 

W. L. Stubbs, Alpha, '93, visited friends at Oxford, Ohio, and his 
alma mater, "Old Miami," on March 12. 

Walter L. Fisher, Chi, '83, has been blessed with a second boy in 
his household; and W. H. McSurely, Beta, '86, with a girl. 

F. L. Prentiss, Theta Theta, '89, is city editor and one of the pro- 
prietors of The Press^ a thriving newspaper of Norwalk, Ohio. 

D. M. Hardin, Zeta Zeta, '93, of Danville, Ky., while visiting his 
sister at Oxford College, Ohio, called on the boys of Alpha chapter, on 
March 10. 

Chas. H. Enderton, Xi, '82, is very successfully engaged in a real 
estate, investment, mortgage loan, and fire insurance business, at 357 
Main street, Winnipeg* Manitoba. 

Stephen Tyng Mather, Alpha Beta, '87, visited Chicago in March in 
behalf of the New York borax house in which he is interested. There 
are no discounts on brother Mather's love for Sigma Chi. 

Joe R. Voris, Chi, '87, who is cashier of the Citizens' Bank of Bed- 
ford, Indiana, and together with his father a director in the same, 
enjoyed a pleasant sojourn for recuperation in Florida this spring. 

Sigma Chi is well represented in the congressional race in Missis- 
sippi. John C. Kyle, Nu, '74, is a candidate for re-election from the 
second district, and is opposed by Thomas Spight, Original Sigma, '62. 
George S. Dodds, Beta Beta, '76, is a candidate from Col. Hooker's 
district. 

Dr. Francis A. Scratchley, Zeta, '77, left New York on May 5th for 
a month's trip to London. We acknowledge a debt of gratitude to the 
doctor for a journalistic favor in this issue, which he ordered not to be 
credited to him, but which we trust most of our readers will recognize 
as his graceful and interesting style. 

C. A. Kiler, Kappa Kappa, '92, secretary of the Chicago Alumni 
Chapter, made an extended trip up the Tennessee river in April and 
May. During the summer he will be connected with the Manhattan 
Beach Hotel, formerly the Hotel Endeavor, at Windsor Park, near 
Chicago. The locality has a particularly good bathing beach, so the 
hotel venture will no doubt be profitable to brother Kiler, who will be 
glad to greet any of his many friends of the fraternity there. 



302 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Albert G. Norrell, Nu, '76, has been appointed by President Cleve- 
land, Commissioner of Registration and Election in Utah, to succeed 
Rob't S. Robertson, Lambda, '76, formerly Lieutenant Governor of 
Indiana, who was appointed Commissioner by President Harrison in 
1889. President Cleveland seems to understand that necessary changes 
should be accomplished by selections made '< within the family." 

A. T. Schroeder, Alpha Lambda, '89, visited Chicago about the 
middle of May on important business which will call him also to the 
principal eastern cities. Brother Schroeder is a member of the firm of 
Jones & Schroeder, attorneys at law, 93-98 Commercial Block, Salt 
Lake City, Utah, which has an extensive practice. Brother Schroeder 
is the father of a girl about a year and a half old. Mrs. Schroeder is 
now visiting her father, Vice-President Parkinson of the University of 
Wisconsin. 

The College Mercury for March, 1894, a new journal published by the 
students of Pennsylvania (Gettysburg) College, is a credit to the insti- 
tution and especially to the printing office, that of the Star and Sentinel^ 
which has so tastefully and accurately undertaken the mechanical work. 
Ex-Grand Praetor McPherson is a half owner of the plant of the Star 
and Sentinel^ and to him is due the credit for the attractive appearance 
of the publication, and of one of its best literary features, a well-written 
tribute to our late brother, the Ven. Henry L. Ziegenfuss, S.T.D. The 
closing paragraph of the sketch is as follows: 

Dr. Ziegenfuss was a large-hearted, liberal, broad-gaaged man. There was no nar- 
rowness, no smallness in him. He was a rare man. Rare in mind, but rarer still in 
the qualities of his heart. He died grieved for by his congregation: lamented by his 
friends, his city, his county, and his Diocese. To what life, full of honor and rich io 
promise, could the lines of Scott be more fitly applied: 

The hand of the reaper takes the ears that are hoary, 
But the voice of the weeper wails manhood in glory; 
The autumn winds rushing waft the leaves that are serest. 
But our flower was in flushing when blighting was nearest. 

From The College Mercury we quote these items concerning alumni 
of Theta: 

'63. Rev. M. Colver and wife, of the Lutheran Church, Galion, O.. were recently 
surprised by over one hundred of their parishioners. They brought many gifts with 
them. 

'77. We are pleased to notice accounts of the continued success of Dr. Wm. R. 
Hoch, of Philadelphia, Pa., in his chosen profession of medicine. After having gradu- 
ated at Pennsylvania College, Dr. Hoch completed the course in the Medical School of 
the University of Pennsylvania, after which he studied in several of the principal Uni- 
versities of Europe. The doctor is a specialist on throat, nose and ear troubles. 



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C. H. Eldridge, Delta Delta, '85, is manager of *'The Chester," a 
first-class family hotel at Nos. 6 and 7 Chester Terrace, Duluth, Minn. 
In response to his suggestion, associate editors have been requested to 
state the town or city and state, in dating their letters, so that alumni 
who do not know where any institution is located, can ascertain the fact 
by looking at the end of the letters. If all alumni were as interested in 
the success of the new song book as is brother Eldridge, we should 
have an abundance of material now on hand. Bro. Eldridge predicts 
the revival of the Pan-Hellenic Club which had so successful a banquet 
at Duluth some time ago. 

Hon. John A. Henry, Gamma, '68, was one of the attorneys for 
prominent citizens of Chicago who had a hearing before the Attorney 
General of Illinois as to the latter's right and duty to begin quo warranto. 
proceedings to forfeit the charters of the gas companies operating in 
Chicago on the ground that they have combined their interests in viola- 
tion of the anti-trust laws of the state. After full consideration the 
Attorney General has instituted proceedings to forfeit the charters. 
The case is of extreme importance not only to the citizens of Chicago, 
but to anti-trust litigants in general, and brother Henry is to be con- 
gratulated on the excellent headway which has been made. 

The Grand Tribune now occupies offices with brother Henry; the 
members of the fraternity are requested to note that our address is now 
407 Tacoma Building, which is on the north-east corner of La Salle and 
Madison streets. 

From the Butler Collegian^ Irvington, Indiana, for March, 1894: 

Mr. Frank Thomas, a Sigma Chi from De Pauw, was the guest of some of his fra- 
ternity brothers over Sunday, and attended chapel Monday morning. 

Mr. Crate Bowen, of Union City, attended the oratorical contest. 

The Sigma Chis and their lady friends, among whom was Miss Georgia Galvin, 
Butler's representative, occupied tastefully decorated stalls at the Grand Opera House 
OD the night of the State Oratorical Contest. 

From the Philadelphia Press concerning Joseph E. Thropp, Upsilon, 

'68: 

Joseph £. Thropp, who is well known in iron manufacturing circles in this city as 
well as throughout the state, has concluded to contest with Congressman Hicks for the 
Congressional nomination in the Twentieth District, composed of Bedford, Blair, Cam- 
bria and Somerset Counties. Although he enters the field rather late he proposes to 
make a lively campaign. He has eminent qualifications for Congressional service and 
probably no one could be found to send there with a better technical knowledge of tariff 
questions. His name has often been mentioned before, but this is the first time he has 
been a candidate. Mr. Hicks already has two of the four counties — Blair and Cambria 
^instructed for him, and he will make a contest in both the others. 



304 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Dr. John P. Rice, Zeta, '75, proprietor of the Riverside Stock Farm 
near San Antonio, Texas, and secretary and treasurer of the Monday 
Manufacturing Co. of the same place, is traveling in the interest of that 
institution. He spent a week in Greenville, Texas, where he met Earle 
Brougher, Eta, '90. And by the way, Bro. Brougher made a good 
speech at the Central Democratic Club's bi-monthly meeting, as is 
evidenced by this comment from the Greenville i?r^ii/>r^i?tfi»irr, which 
printed the speech in full: 

There were quite a nomber of ladies present who listened attentively to the oonnnc- 
ing democratic speech made by Hon. Earle Brougher. Mr. Brongher's effort was pro- 
nounced by all to be among the best ever delivered in this city and he may jnstlj feel 
proud of the hearty applause which was accorded his remarks. 

It seems peculiarly appropriate that the Rev. S. A. Weikert, Theta, 
'71, who stood so near the late Archdeacon Ziegenfuss in his work at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and was one of the officiating clergymen at his 
funeral, should be selected to be his successor. From the New York 
Times of March 12, 1894: 

The Rev. S. A. Weikert has been invited to become rector of Christ Church, to suc- 
ceed the late Venerable Archdeacon Henry L. Ziegenfuss. He has accepted the calL 
subject to the approval of Bishop Potter. Christ Church parish is the largest and 
wealthiest in the Hudson River Valley north of New York City. 

The salary of the rector of Christ Church is stated at {5,000. That 
the bishop approved the choice is evident from the Poughkeepsie News- 
Press of April 2, 1894, from which we clip the following: 

At the close of the services in the Church of the Regeneration, of Pine Plains, 
Thursday evening, and while Rev. Dr. Weikert was engaged with his confirmation class, 
and Mrs. Weikert, through the efforts of one of the ladies of the parish, had gone to call 
upon a sick friend, all of the parishioners marched to the rectory with boiled ham, cold 
chicken salad, jellies, coffee, cake and ice cream, with a beautiful dinner set of china 
and a mysterious envelope, and awaited the coming of Mr. and Mrs. Weikert. So perfect 
were the arrangements that when Mr. and Mrs. Weikert entered the rectory and were 
greeted by their host of friends, Mr. Weikert for the first time in his life was dumb, 
and Mrs. Weikert, womanlike, resorted to tears. With their quick perception the whole 
story of respect, veneration, friendship, regret, love and hero worship was tc^d and com- 
prehended in an instant. 

All comprehended that it was a farewell visit of the parishioners to their well-beloved 
spiritual director and his estimable wife, and only a sense of consideration of each 
towards the others restrained the fast flowing tears. 

Dr. Weikert has so endeared himself to his parish bj his gentle but onswerving 
Christianity, his polished learning, his sympathetic and unselfish interest in the temporal 
and spiritual affairs of others, that it seems hard for his parish to part company with 
him. He is an uncompromising christian gentleman, without flaw or blemish, and 
Christ Church of Poughkeepsie may feel well assured that they will not find an unworthy 
successor to their late rector, whom they admired and loved so well. But those of the 



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Church of Regeneration who have both sorrowfully and gladly yielded to the turn of 
events, will miss the warm hand-clasp, the cordial gleam of the eye, the safe counsel, 
the pure and motiveless friendship of the man who seems to have been designed by the 
Creator to lead others to a higher life. 

Also the following from the same issue : 

The Rev. S. A. Weikert was yesterday installed as pastor of Christ Episcopal 
Church in this city. Before the sermon he said : In compliance with your call and God's 
providence, we begin today a relation which, I trust, may secure ever the divine bless- 
ing. I dare not trust myself to speak to you freely concerning all that is in my heart to 
say this hour; nor would it be seemly for me to obtrude upon the sacredness of a memory 
which you all have of hallowed relations in this church so recently severed. I can only 
say that I deeply feel the responsibility involved in assuming charge of the affairs of this 
venerable and important parish and the need of God's help to enable me to do the work 
committed to my hands. It is my desire to get near to your hearts — to be your minister 
in deed as well as in name, and to receive from you in return that sympathetic and lively 
co-operation which is so eminently .necessary in order to the success of our endeavors 
for Christ and his church. * * * * In his sermon he dwelt upon the theme. "A 
deeper consecration to God, the duty and necessity of the hour, and the only consistent 
christian life." 

The many friends of Sam R. Ireland, Theta Theta, '89, will regret 
to hear of his father's death and will read with interest the following 
special dispatch of February 21, 1894, in the Cincinnati Enquirer: 

Judge William Crutcher Ireland, one of the most widely known attorneys in north- 
eastern Kentucky, died at his home here at 3:30 o'clock today of creeping paralysis, from 
^hich he has been a sufferer for nearly three years. 

Judge Ireland was bom in Lewis County in 1823, and was for years a resident of 
Maysville. where he early began the practice of law. 

He represented Greenup County in the State Legislature for several terms before 
the war, and was Clerk of the State Senate in 1863 and 1864. While in this latter 
capacity, with Judge Harlan (now of the Supreme Court) and one or two others, he was 
instrumental in saving Kentucky to the union by preserving the state's neutrality. In 
1870 he was tendered the Congressional nomination from this district, having removed 
here in 1869, but declined, owing to the delicate health of his wife, and was, in 1874, 
elected to the Circuit Judgeship. 

He served two terms in this capacity, and, owing to failing health, retired from 
active life in 1890. Paralysis soon followed, and for the past three years he has been a 
helpless invalid. He leaves a wife and three children. 

Mr. Ireland was a member of the Maysville Commandery, Knights Templar, a 
member of the Filson Historical Club, of Louisville, and senior Trustee of the State 
University at Lexington. Among the Judge's intimate friends are some of Kentucky's 
foremost men in state and national affairs. Besides being a deep student in his chosen 
profession, Judge Ireland was a scientist of no mean order, devoting much time to the 
study of astronomy and physical geography of the sea, writing several monographs on 
those and kindred subjects which attracted considerable attention. 

Judge Ireland was a type of the pure public man, citizen and jurist, and his habits 
and moral tone were of the highest order of Christian manhood. 



3o6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Grand Annotator W. T. Alden, Omega, '91, came to Chicago in the 
fall of 1883, when he was but fifteen years old, took the civil service 
examination, and secured a good position in the Chicago post office. 
In the fall of 1885, he entered Northwestern University preparatory 
school, graduating from it in 1887, from the University in 1891, and 
from the University law school in 1893. Last fall he entered the law 
office of Wilber, Eldridge, Pinney & King, attorneys for the Wilber 
Mercantile Agency, 184 Dearborn St., Chicago. In May he was made 
a member of the firm, and resigned the position in the post office which 
he has held for the past eleven years. Brother Alden is a member of 
the Ashland Club on the West side. His many friends in the club will 
be joined by many more in the fraternity (in which he has been an officer 
ever since his initiation) on congratulating him on the excellent start in 
life which he has achieved by his own faithful efforts. 

Dr. Frank T. Shaw, Theta, '67, of Westminster, Md., has been 
appointed collector of customs at Baltimore, an office which pays a sal- 
ary of {7,000 per annum. The nomination was sent to the senate on 
April 12, 1894. Said the Baltimore Sun on April 13 concerning the 
nomination: 

Frank T. Shaw is well-known in the democratic politics of Maryland. He was bom 
near Woodsboro' , Frederick County, fifty-one years ago, received his early education in 
the public schools of his native town, was graduated in medicine from the University of 
Maryland and practiced ten years in Carroll County, residing at Uniontown. 

In 1873 the was elected clerk of the Circui Court of Carroll County and was re- 
elected in 1879. He was nominated for Congress in the second Congressional district in 
1882, succeeding ]. Fred C. Talbott, the present Congressman. 

Dr. Shaw resigned as clerk in 1883 to take his seat in Congress. He was re-elected 
to Congress in 1884 and was a candidate for the democratic nomination again in 1886, 
but was defeated by Herman Stump, of Harford. 

He was elected a member of the House of Delegates in 1889 and served daring the 
session of 1890 as chairman of the ways and means committee. In the summer of 1890 
Dr. Shaw was appointed state tax commissioner by the board of public works, snoceeding 
the late Levin L. Woolford. This position he has continuously held and will resign to 
accept the post to which he has been nominated by the President. Dr. Shaw is married 
and lives in Westminster with his family of a wife an(f four children. 

His home paper, the Westminster Advocate, said: 

The nomination of Hon. Frank T. Shaw, of this city, as Collector of the Port of 
Baltimore, was received with considerable enthusiasm by the people here, regardless of 
party. In his selection the President has chosen a most capable and efficient officer — 
one who will fill the position with credit alike to himself and the government. The 
appointment cannot but be acceptable to the people of the state generally, and to those 
01 the Democratic faith particularly. 

The Baltimore Herald %2Lys\ 

The selection of Dr. Frank T. Shaw for the Collectorship of Customs will be partic- 
ularly pleasing to those who demanded an orthodox Democrat for ttet important post. 



PERSONALIA. 307 

and it will be equally agreeable to the large business community that is so directly inter- 
ested in a proper conduct of the Collector's office at this port. Dr. Shaw was for two 
terms an able and popular member of Congress from Maryland, and now holds the state 
tax commissionership. Joining, as he does, a marked degree of intelligence and firmness 
to an unusual amiability of manner, it will not be surprising if he makes one of the most 
useful and popular Cc^lectors Baltimore has ever had. 

From the Baltimore American: 

Dr. Shaw captures the Collectorship. the best-paid political office in Maryland. 
Few men are more popular, and he has a fine record in politics, and his success will 
meet with much approval. 

MARRIAGES. 

William Plant, Eta, '90, was married on April 12 to Miss Ruth Rey- 
nolds, of Oxford, Miss. The happy couple left on the night train for 
the North. 

Dr. Thomas C. Sangree, Theta, '91, and Miss Virginia James, of 
New York City, were married on the evening of March 27 in Harrisburg, 
Pa., by the groom's father, the Rev. M. H. Sangree. 

OBITUARY. 

Harry Allen Patrick, Zeta Zeta, '94., died recently at North Middle- 
town, Ky., of consumption. He was a true friend, a loyal Sig, a whole- 
souled fellow. Zeta Zeta grieves with his brother, C. S. Patrick, Zeta 
Zeta, '94, who in his bereavement is now left alone. 

The following is a special dispatch from Quincy, 111., dated March 
26, 1894, ^^^ published in a Chicago newspaper, concerning the death 
of Rev. T. B. Hilton, Omega, '76: 

The Rev. T. B. Hilton, pastor of the Vermont street Methodist Church, died last 
night after an illness of five weeks. He came here from Chicago a year ago. and the 
remains will be taken there after funeral services tomorrow. He was 48 years old and 
leaves a widow and four children. He had been at Ravenswood and Marshfield avenue 
Churches in Chicago, and also at Fremont and Omaha. Neb. For two years he was the 
head of the Methodist Seminary in Salt Lake City. 

MILTON COMPTON REINHOLD. KAPPA, '88. 

The Sigma Chi fraternity has lost a loyal son in the death of Milton 
C. Reinhold. Those who attended the Sixteenth Grand Chapter at 
Columbus, Ohio, in 1886, will remember brother Reinhold as a delegate 
to and Grand Pro-Consul of that body. He also attended the installa- 
tion exercises of the original Alpha Rho chapter in 1887. 

Brother Reinhold was the only son of Eli S. Reinhold, cashier of 
the Union National Bank at Mahanoy City. At the time of his death 



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GRAND PROCTORS. 

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Third " — George D. Harper 24 Johnston Building, Cincinnati. O. 

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Vol. XIII. JULY, 1894, No. 4. 

THE CLASS OF 1868. 

GAMMA CHAPTER, OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, DELAWARE, OHIO. 

In the Chicago Inter Ocean of May 20, 1894, appeared an extended 
article concerning the Class of '68 of Ohio Wesleyan University. As 
the names of ex-Gov. John M. Hamilton, Wm. M. Harford, Esq., Hon. 
John A. Henry, and Judge Joseph G. Huffman, all members of Gamma, 
and of ex- Judge Lorin C. Collins of Omega, appear in the article, we 
have taken the opportunity to quot *from it and to enlarge upon the 
biographies of these well known alumni of Sigma Chi. 

The article reads as follows: 

Ex-Governor John M. Hamilton, of Chicago, will be the orator of Memorial Day at 
Colambus, Ohio. And this recalls a very interesting and hitherto unpublished story. 

To begin with, Governor Hamilton is an Ohio man — another illustration of the sure 
success of the Buckeye idea. He was born there, raised there, went into the war a 
flaxen-haired, smooth-cheeked stripling from there, returned there to complete his edu- 
cation, was married there, and has always kept up his cordial relation with the home 
State. His alma mater was the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware. 

The lady who became and is Mrs. Hamilton is the daughter of Professor W. G. 
'Williams. Now, Professor Williams will, on June 28 next, celebrate his golden jubilee 
as professor of Greek in the Ohio Wesleyan University. It will be fifty years next 
month since the patriarch and patron of learning went there, in his early manhood, and 
assumed the duties of instructor in the immortal language in which the "blind old man 
of SciQ's rocky isle" sings eternally of the siege and fall of Troy and the wanderings of 
Ulysses, and in which is told in simple sentences the narrative of the retreat of the Ten 
Thousand. The golden jubilee will be a remarkable occasion, and Ohio Wesleyan's 
sons far and near will assemble to witness and participate in the exercises. 

Governor Hamilton was a member of the class of 1868. which numbered forty-four. 
It was called the '*War Class," because so many of its members had served in the armies 
of the Union, and, after the incident under the apple tree at Appomattox, returned to 
their homes to complete that education which their self-sacrificing service on the fields 
of the sunny secession South had broken off. Many of that class, all young, high- 
spirited, and loyal, had risen by gallant service to prominence, but returned to the 
peaceful walks of life hungering and thirsting for a higher culture and a broader and 
more exact scholarship to fit them for citizenship in the country they had fought to 
maintain. So the boys in blue of '64 and '65 wore red roses on that commencement' day 



312 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

in 1868, and then poshed oat to carve their careers. One of them had lost an arm at 
Chickamaaga. One had fought in almost every State in the South. Of them all. the 
tall, slender, flaxen-haired lad, Hamilton, was the youngest, and yet, when the records 
of the university were footed up, he was third in rank in his class of forty-four. 

The class was a remarkable one. Few institutions of the country have graduated 
classes whose members have so generally risen to distinction. They are scattered from 
sea to sea, and from the land of the Dacotahs to the Southern Cross. Some of them 
may be named, among those who twenty-six years ago made their bow, and with sheep- 
skin and slight scrip went out to make their way. 

The man who stood first in his class was Henry F. Merritt. He was the gallant 
fellow who lost an arm on the field of Chickamauga. He became a lawyer, has been 
very successful, and for years has made his home in Trenton, N. J. 

Professor John W. White, head professor of Greek of Harvard University, was 
Bumber two dn the class. He it is whom President Harper of the University of Chicago 
made such earnest efforts a few years ago to woo from Boston to the Garden City to fill 
— and he can fill — a chair here. Professor White was offered a very large salary to 
come here, but after giving the subject careful consideration he decided, to the boundless 
• satisfaction of Harvard, to remain at the East. 

Governor John M. Hamilton was third in the list. His abilities and position are too 
well known to need any special reference in this connection. 

Others in the class were men who hamp become famous in various professions. 

« « « William M. Harford was the second one to become a newspaper man. and 
has been and is a successful joumalbt at Hannibal, Mo. Judge Joseph G. Huffman, of 
Lexington, Ohio, was another classmate. And John A. Henry, ex-county attorney of 
Cook County, Chicago, was a member of the class, and has held a number of offices of 
honor here and elsewhere. 

Many of the contemporaries of the class of ' 68 were men who have risen to national 
prominence. Ex-Governor Joseph B. Foraker, of Ohio, is one, and Judge Peter B. 
Swing and Judge M. Bookwalter, of Ohio, are two others. Hon. John M. Pattison. of 
Cincinnati, served in the national Congress. Judge John P. Rea, of Minneapolis, who 
was commander-in-chief of the G. A. R., is another. To end a list by no means com- 
plete, the name of ex-Judge Lorin C. Collins, who has been Speaker of the Illinois Leg- 
islature and a judge in Chicago, is given. • • • 

Governor McKinley has long been desirous of having Governor Hamilton visit and 
speak in the Ohio capital, and is at last successful. So Illinois will loan Ohio one of 
her eloquent adopted sons and ex-Governors and an alumnus of a famous institution, 
who goes back to his old home to speak on Patriots' Day. 

The members of Gamma who were in the class of '68, and whose 
names are not mentioned in the foregoing article are Theodore W. 
Brotherton, an attorney at Wapakoneta, Ohio; John F. Curtice, a man- 
ufacturer at Fort Wayne, Indiana; Benjamin F. Martin, an attorney at 
Alma, Kansas; and George H. Williams, a capitalist at Wheeling, West 
Virginia. Brothers Brotherton, Huffman, and Williams were originally 
Sigma Chis, and brothers Curtice, Hamilton, Harford, Henry, and 
Martin were at first members of the Alpha Digamma fraternity. That 
organization never had but one other chapter, the parent one, at 
Marietta College, which became extinct in 1890. The absorption of 



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Vol. XIII. JULY, 1894, No. 4. 

THE CLASS OF 1868. 

GAMMA CHAPTER, OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, DELAWARE, OHIO. 

In the Chicago Inter Ocean of May 20, 1894, appeared an extended 
article concerning the Class of *68 of Ohio Wesleyan University. As 
the names of ex-Gov. John M. Hamilton, Wm. M. Harford, Esq., Hon. 
John A. Henry, and Judge Joseph G. Huffman, all members of Gamma, 
and of ex- Judge Lorin C. Collins of Omega, appear in the article, we 
have taken the opportunity to quot *from it and to enlarge upon the 
biographies of these well known alumni of Sigma Chi. 

The article reads as follows: 

Ex-Governor John M. Hamilton, of Chicago, will be the orator of Memorial Day at 
Colambus, Ohio. And this recalls a very interesting and hitherto unpublished story. 

To begin with, Governor Hamilton is an Ohio man — another illustration of the sure 
success of the Buckeye idea. He was born there, raised there, went into the war a 
flaxen-haired, smooth-cheeked stripling from there, returned there to complete his edu- 
cation, was married there, and has always kept up his cordial relation with the home 
State. His alma mater was the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware. 

The lady who became and is Mrs. Hamilton is the daughter of Professor W. G. 
Williams. Now, Professor Williams will, on June 28 next, celebrate his golden jubilee 
as professor of Greek in the Ohio Wesleyan University. It will be fifty years next 
month since the patriarch and patron of learning went there, in his early manhood, and 
assumed the duties of instructor in the immortal language in which the "blind old man 
of SciQ's rocky isle" sings eternally of the siege and fall of Troy and the wanderings of 
Ulysses, and in which is told in simple sentences the narrative of the retreat of the Ten 
Thousand. The golden jubilee will be a remarkable occasion, and Ohio Wesleyan's 
sons far and near will assemble to witness and participate in the exercises. 

Governor Hamilton was a member of the class of 1868, which numbered forty-four. 
It was called the "War Class," because so many of its members had served in the armies 
of the Union, and, after the incident under the apple tree at Appomattox, returned to 
their homes to complete that education which their self-sacrificing service on the fields 
of the sunny secession South had broken off. Many of that class, all young, high- 
spirited, and loyal, had risen by gallant service to prominence, but returned to the 
peaceful walks of life hungering and thirsting for a higher culture and a broader and 
more exact scholarship to fit them for citizenship in the country they had fought to 
maintain. So the boys in blue of '64 and '65 wore red roses on that commencement* day 




HON. JOHN M- HAMILTON 



THE CLASS OF 1868, 313 

:he Beta chapter of Alpha Digamma by Gamma of Sigma Chi in the 
[all of 1867 was a brilliant move, for the Alpha Digammas took high 
rank at Ohio Wesleyan. They were seeking for an alliance with a 
strong national fraternity, and found it in Sigma Chi. The good judg- 
ment of each party to the consolidation has been most fully demon- 
strated during the quarter of century which has since elapsed. 

Judge Collins was in the preparatory department of Ohio Wesleyan 
when this great combination of mighty Seniors was effected, but it had 
so deep an impression upon him that when he entered Northwestern 
University at Evanston, the next year, he organized a coterie of peti- 
tioners and won the fight for a charter for the Omega chapter of Sigma 
Chi, and became the first initiate in Illinois of the fraternity which had 
challenged his admiration when a "prep" at Ohio Wesleyan. 

There is one interesting fact in evidence to show that this admira- 
tion was reciprocal. For it was a member of Gamma, *68, John M. 
Hamilton, who in 1884 as Governor of the State of Illinois, in the face 
of ill-advised adverse comment, appointed Lorin C. Collins, Jr., to the 
bench. As the Governor has since said, "I knew that Collins would 
make a good judge. I knew him as a boy at Ohio Wesleyan University. 
I knew the stuff that was in him." 

HON. JOHN M. HAMILTON. 

Let it be known that it is a principle of this organization to culti- 
vate the social graces, to stamp out the social vices. Let it be under- 
stood tbatf while we are looking forward to the training of the mental 
powers, while the cultivation of the intellect is a main purpose of 
Sigma Chi, the higher qualities of general culture and polish are of 
equal importance. One may have passed with honor through college 
balls, and yet be poorly equipped for the battle of life. The world 
cares little for standing in classes. Your success will be measured 
by your ability to estimate and gauge humanity; and you can only be 
skillful in your judgment of men by close communication and affilia- 
tion with men. . . . Let the emblem of the White Cross of Sigma 
Chi be an emblem of our purity and devotion to the principles of 
honor and manhood, of unwavering devotion to humanity. Let it be 
your emblem, not only in college, but as you go out into the world let 
it be a decoration indicating that you have been tried in your early 
manhood by your fellow-men, and found true in your friendships and 
devotion to principle. In after life you will find many occasions in 
which this training of the fraternity may be of use to you. 

These words, spoken to the biennial convention at Chicago in 1882, 
how that their author, who was the orator at that convention, knows 
nd appreciates what the fraternity has done and can do for its mem- 
bers, and what its purposes should be. That address was characteristic 
>f ex-Gov. John M. Hamilton. When he speaks, he talks to the point 
ind every word counts. 

He was born in a log cabin in Union county, Ohio, May 28, 1847. 



314 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

His father, himself the son of a Methodist preacher, was desperately 
poor. He had nothing but a rocky, wooded farm only half cleared, and 
to make matters yet more interesting there were six children. The 
mother was a Virginian, a native of Loudon county— proud and ambi- 
tious for the education and welfare of her children. In 1854, ^^ ^^^ 
urging, the family loaded up their household effects on two emigrant 
wagons and started west to Illinois. There were but poor roads in 
those days and it took twenty-one days to make the journey. They 
finally settled in Marshall county, where the elder Hamilton had picked 
out a piece of land, wholly unimproved, and for which he had run par- 
tially in debt. The prospect was not alluring, for it meant years of 
hard work and self-denial. School for any of the children was not to be 
thought of. Young John got all of his earlier education at the knees of 
his mother, and all his study was in the light of a log-fire blaze. The 
children were put to work on the farm as soon as they could be of the 
slightest assistance. 

So matters ran along until the summer of i860. Then that part of 
central Illinois blazed with excitement over the nomination of Abraham 
Lincoln for the Presidency. The Hamilton family were uncompromis- 
ing Abolitionists, as became their Methodist ancestry. Young Hamil- 
ton was then but 13, but he joined a Lincoln Wide-Awake club, and, 
from his own petty savings, bought his oilcloth cape and cap. That 
was his very first appearance in politics, as he often laughingly says. 
When the war broke out this same *' Wide- Awake*' company was re-or- 
ganized as a military company for the Forty-Seventh Illinois Volunteers, 
and the future Governor, aetat 14, enlisted, but the mustering officer 
refused to accept him. He was too young. He made two or three 
efforts to enlist, but his age prevented his acceptance. There was 
nothing left for the young man but to go back to farm work. He finally 
in 1863 got his father to send him to school at an academy at Henry, 
Marshall county. There he staid until 1864, when he enlisted in a 
hundred-day regiment, which saw service in Kentucky. This was the 
One Hundred and Forty-First Regiment — one of the last raised in Illi- 
nois. 

In November, 1864, Hamilton went to college at the Ohio Wesleyan 
University. The family were still very poor, and he had to pinch and 
economize to get through. Even then he had to cram the last three 
years* studies into two. In 1868 he graduated, and came back to Illi- 
nois with just $2.50 in his pocket. He was 21 years old and must shift 
for himself. He settled in Bloomington, and before his $2.50 were 
gone he became teacher of Latin in the Illinois Wesleyan University at 



THE CLASS OF 1868. 315 

the salary of tjoo a year. He taught in the morning, and the rest of 
the time began the study of law with Weldon, Tipton & Benjamin, the 
former now one of the judges of the United States Court of Claims. In 
May, 1870, he was admitted to the bar, and six months later he formed 
a law partnership with Congressman Rowell under the name of Rowell 
& Hamilton. A year later he married Miss Williams, daughter of his 
old Greek professor in Ohio Wesleyan University. The next five years he 
devoted to the law and gained a most lucrative practice, but the political 
bee got into his tawny hair about that time, and he thought he would 
like to be a State Senator. He was then less than 29, but he was nom- 
inated in the convention of the Twenty-Eighth District without serious 
opposition, and elected by 1,640 majority. That was the Legislature 
that elected after a hard struggle David Davis United States Senator. 
In all that fight Hamilton was first and last a Logan man. For several 
days on account of illness he had to be carried into the chamber, but 
he never missed a ballot, and on the last ballot his was the only vote 
for Logan. There were shown in this the elements of a good fighter, 
and Logan at once became interested in the young senator. 

In the next Legislature — that of 1879 — the Republicans organized 
the Senate, and Hamilton was chosen President pro tem. Lieut. -Gov. 
Shuman being absent most of the time, Hamilton presided through 
much of the session, and was not as active as he would have been on 
the floor. Still, as member of the Judiciary Committee he rendered 
important services. The chief measures which became laws while he 
was in the Senate, and which he was largely instrumental in pressing 
were the acts organizing the present system of Appellate Courts and 
creating the State Board of Health. In 1880 Hamilton was the choice 
of the Republican party for Lieutenant-Governor, and was elected on 
the ticket with Cullom. That gentleman being chosen to the United 
States Senate two years later, Hamilton became Governor of the State 
Feb. 6, 1883. He was then but 36 years old — an exalted position for 
one of his years. 

His administration was an acceptable one. He had early to deal 
with such important events as the Braidwood mine disaster and the 
Collinsville riots, and in the latter of these, which necessitated calling 
out the militia, he acted with discretion and moderation. Perhaps the 
most important legislative act that he urged and approved during his 
term as Governor was the Harper License bill. His executives, how- 
ever, and his appointments were all regarded ultimately as judicious, 
and in 1885 he left the office with an excellent record. He aspired to 
be^ his own successor in 1884, but seeing that it was the wish of his 



3i6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

party to once more honor "Uncle Dick" Oglesby he gracefully with- 
drew, and his name did not come before the convention. He then 
came to Chicago, and formed a law partnership with W. M. Campbell 
and J. R. Custer. He was a delegate-at-large to the National Conven- 
tion of 1884, and was one of the ** faithful forty'* who stuck to Logan 
throughout and until the latter withdrew from the contest. 

For some years Mr. Hamilton has been alone in the practice of law. 
One of the important cases in which he has been engaged is that of the 
City of Chicago vs. the West Park Commissioners, which involves the 
question as to whether the city can assess the park for the improve- 
ments which the city has made upon streets adjacent to the park. The 
case went to the Supreme Court of Illinois in the fall of 1891, but no 
decision has as yet been rendered. Mr. Hamilton was especially em- 
ployed in the case by the West Park Commissioners. While the 
amount of money represented originally was $200,000, a much greater 
sum is now dependent upon the decision of the principle involved in the 
case. Lawyers in Illinois are also watching with great interest the 
decision on the petition for rehearing by the Supreme Court of the State 
of the Kean assignment case. The bar had always supposed that the 
discontinuance of proceedings in cases of voluntary assignment released 
the estate of the debtor, but the Supreme Court has decided upon Mr. 
Hamilton's insistence that it is still a trust fund which can be reached 
by a bill in equity filed by a creditor. This case was decided adversely 
to Mr. Hamilton in the Superior and in the Appellate Courts, but his 
admirable persistence in the broad and novel view of the law which he 
had taken won the conviction of the judges of the Supreme Court. 

Mr. Hamilton lives in a handsome residence at 4720 Madison Ave. 
in the fashionable suburb of Kenwood. His family is composed of his 
wife and three children. He is a member of the Kenwood Club. He 
is also a Mason, an Odd Fellow, a member of the Ancient Order of 
United Workmen, of the Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias and of sev- 
eral other organizations. 

In physique the Governor is tall and erect, and his face shows 
strength and determination. His manner in public or private speaking 
is suggestive of the rugged force, earnestness, and ability which have 
marked his professional and political career. 

HON. JOHN A. HENRY. 

The members of the fraternity who attended the Biennial Convention 
at Indianapolis in 1878 will remember, as the presiding officer of the 
Grand Chapter, Hon. John A. Henry. He has appeared at many other 






HON :OKN A HENP 



THE CLASS OF 1868, 317 

meetings of Sigma Chis, and is especially well known among the alumni 
of Indianapolis and Chicago. He has a keen eye for the badge, and 
always makes himself known to the younger members of the legal pro- 
fession who happen to be thrown into business or social relations with 
him, and is ever ready, on account of the bond, to lend them a helping 
hand. 

John A. Henry was born in Shelby county, Ohio, in 1848. He 
entered Ohio Wesleyan University in 1864, and became a member of 
the Alpha Digamma fraternity. In the fall of 1867, with the other 
members of that fraternity, he became a member of Gamma chapter of 
Sigma Chi. He received the degree of A. B. upon graduation in 1868, 
and A. M., in cursu. Although one of the youngest members of his 
class, he was an apt and ready student, a good writer and a vigorous 
speaker. After his graduation he studied law at Sidney, Ohio. While 
his father was a well-to-do farmer, he believed in young men helping 
themselves, and the result was that his ambitious son put his shoulder 
to the wheel early in life. He was admitted to the bar in 1870 at Sid- 
ney, Ohio. In 1873 he removed to Indianapolis, where he practiced his 
profession until 1883. He was City Solicitor of Indianapolis from 1879 
to 1882, and his ability to handle municipal questions attracted consid- 
erable attention. 

In 1883 Mr. Henry was appointed to a responsible legal position 
upon the staff of Hon. Walter Q. Gresham, who was then Postmaster- 
General under President Arthur's administration. Mr. Henry did not 
wait until the Cleveland administration came in for his retirement, but 
in 1885 handed his resignation to acting Postmaster-General Hatton, 
with the remark, **I want to surrender my office to a Republican." For 
many years his relations with Judge Gresham have been of a very 
friendly and confidential nature, and he has had that gentleman's warm 
support throughout his career. 

At the termination of his labors in Washington in 1885, Mr. Henry 
came to Chicago and resumed the practice of law. Since taking up his 
residence in Chicago he has been identified with some important litiga- 
tion. He was charged with the commission of selling the New York, 
Lake Erie & Western Railroad. During the receivership of the Chicago 
& Atlantic Railroad, he was the attorney for the Receiver. He was also 
for a time attorney for the American Surety Company. 

Although always an active Republican, Mr. Henry did not figure 
conspicuously in Chicago politics until the fall of 1891. He was then 
called upon to choose an advisory committee of seven who selected the 
names of men available as candidates on the Republican ticket for the 



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offices of Cook county. By his wise conduct in that important matter, 
his party was enabled to put an unusually strong ticket in the field and 
gain a decisive victory. Mr. Henry did not claim an office as his 
reward. Totally unsolicited by him, the Board of County Commission- 
ers, in December, 1891, elected him Attorney of Cook county. The 
selection was made because the Board had been assured by prominent 
citizens that Mr. Henry was a man of ability and integrity. In fact, 
this appointment was received with universal favor, which was well 
expressed by the Chicago News, which said of his political activity: 
'* He has come to the front on his merits, and whatever he has done for 
his party has also been for the good of all parties. He may safely be 
called a hopeful sign in local politics.'* 

Since the expiration of his term as County Attorney, Mr. Henry has 
devoted himself exclusively to his own private practice. He was one of 
the attorneys for prominent citizens of Chicago who had a hearing 
before the Attorney General of Illinois as to the latter's right and duty 
to begin quo warranto proceedings to forfeit the charters of the gas 
companies operating in Chicago, on the ground that they had combined 
their interests in violation of the Anti-Trust Laws of the state. After 
full consideration, the Attorney General instituted proceedings to forfeit 
the charters, and a decree to that effect was entered in the Circuit Court 
of Cook county on July 2, 1894. These proceedings attracted great 
attention, not only of the bar and people of Chicago, but of anti-trust 
litigants all over the United States. Mr. Henry's argument in the case 
was extremely comprehensive and forceful, and he added greatly to his 
reputation as a lawyer by his strong presentation of this case. His long 
experience in municipal and corporation matters stands him in good 
stead in such litigation. 

In 1 871 Mr. Henry was married to Miss Ella C, daughter of John 
W. Carey, at Sidney, Ohio. His family consists of his wife, two daugh- 
ters and a boy. He resides at No. 6601 Stewart avenue, Englewood, a 
suburb of Chicago. He has been for some time a member of the Board 
of Directors of the Harvard Club, the social organization of that suburb, 
and in October, 1893, was elected President of the club. 

Mr. Henry has an affable manner, which draws to him many friends 
in business, social and political life. He is recognized as one of the 
wheel-horses in the conduct of the Republican party in Cook county, 
and his influence is always cast for the betterment of municipal and 
county government. His friends believe that his public services have 
but commenced, and that he has a career of usefulness and distinction 
before him, both in his profession and in political life. As a lawyer he 



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is painstaking and careful in investigation, and persistent and powerful 
in maintaining his case. If more of such lawyers could be induced to 
take as active a part in the conduct of public affairs as he does, many 
much needed reforms would be ipso facto accomplished. 

Besides being a speaker who is strong in argument and full of fire 
and enthusiasm, Mr. Henry possesses a keen sense of the humorous 
and knows how to use his wit upon the stump and elsewhere. In his 
perorations his imagination comes to the assistance of his logic in true 
poetic fashion and renders him not only an acceptable but a truly elo- 
quent speaker. The fraternity may well be proud of his career, and 
honor him for the loyalty with which he has always been ready to assist 
in advancing its interests. 

JUDGE JOSEPH G. HUFFMAN. 

Joseph Gray Huffman was born on a farm near Camden, Preble Co., 
Ohio, on June 8, 1844. There he received a common school education, 
until he entered Earlham College, a Quaker institution, at Richmond, 
Ind., where he remained for two years, when he enlisted in the Union 
Army. After the close of the war he entered the Ohio Wesleyan Uni- 
versity at Delaware, Ohio, from which he graduated in June, 1868, with 
the degree of A.B. He received A.M. in 1871. ' 

Mr. Huffman commenced the study of law in the office of Kelly & 
Marsh at New Lexington, Ohio, in January, 1869, and on his admission 
to the bar formed a partnership with his junior preceptor. Col. D. W. 
D. Marsh, who was regarded as the ablest lawyer at the Perry county 
bar. 

In the third year of his practice, 1874, he was elected Prosecuting 
Attorney of Perry county, which office he held for three consecutive 
terms — six years — trying during that time 43 penitentiary cases, in 41 
of which convictions were had. 

In 1884 he was a delegate to the Democratic national convention at 
Chicago, which nominated President Cleveland, and again a delegate to 
the Chicago convention of 1892, which renominated him. 

In 1885 Mr. Huffman was nominated by acclamation, over his pro- 
test and objection, for Representative to the Ohio General Assembly, 
and after a most aggressive campaign was elected by 255 majority over 
an opponent who had twice been elected County Treasurer — the first 
time by over 600 and the last by 800 majority, and was claimed by his 
party to be invincible. 

At the close of his first term in the House he was nominated and 
elected State Senator from the 15th and i6th joint senatorial district. 



320 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

composed of the counties of Delaware, Licking, Muskingum and Perry; 
and in both of these bodies among other committees he served on was 
that of Judiciary. 

While in the practice of law, his firm enjoyed a lucrative business, 
having an excellent clientage, among which were the Baltimore & Ohio; 
Cincinnati & Muskingum Valley; and the Toledo & Ohio Central Rail- 
roads. 

Before completing his first term in the Senate, Mr. Huffman was 
nominated for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the first sub- 
division of the 7th Judicial District of Ohio, and was elected without 
opposition at the November election, 1889. On the 29th ultimo, at 
Lancaster, Ohio, he was renominated by acclamation for Common Pleas 
Judge, and in accepting that nomination spoke as follows: 

Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention: 

Five years ago in this city I received at the hands of the delegates from these three 
counties, then in convention assembled, the nomination for judge of this sub-division, 
and I then said to the delegates of that convention that if their work was ratified at the 
polls in the coming November, I would to the best of my ability endeavor to discbarge 
the duties of the trust committed to my keeping with the utmost fidelity and the strictest 
integrity. Having been elected, I assumed the duties of the position on the first Monday 
in December, 1889. not without apprehension as to what the result of my labors might 
be. How far I have met the expectations of my friends and the public, it is not for me 
to say. But if this renomination which you have today tendered me is to be taken as an 
index of your feelings upon the subject, I shall hope that my judicial labors have met 
with some favor. 

Gentlemen, I have tried to be worthy of the partiality you have here shown me. and 
for this renewed expression of your confidence and esteem and of those whom you repre- 
sent, I am indeed profoundly grateful, and I shall treasure it as one of the bright days 
in my official life, that the representatives of the splendid Democracy of the counties of 
Fairfield, Hocking and Perry have this day so far indorsed my work on the bench as to 
confer upon me additional honors. 

The common pleas court is the groat court of the people, for there are had the trials 
in which their causes are first put to the crucial test; there is where witnesses are sub- 
jected to searching direct and cross-examinations; there is where opportunity is afforded 
lawyers to measure swords on well contested legal fields. 

During such controversies the duties of the trial judge are frequently arduous and 
not without intricate and perplexing questions to be passed upon hurriedly, with neither 
time nor opportunity for reflection or investigation, and under such circumstances I no 
doubt erred, but I trust it was on the side of justice and mercy. 

I appreciate this great honor the more highly when I remember the responsibilities 
that come with it, and the important duties it imposes, for I am conscious of the fact 
that there are few elective officers ia whom the masses of tUe people are more directly 
interested than in the common pleas judges; because no man, be he ever so good a 
citizen, can tell when he will be party at least to a civil action in a court of justice; and 
when that time comes he desires upon the bench a trial judge in whom he has the utmost 
confidence, one who will hold the scales with a steady and even hand and mete out equal 



THE CLASS OF 1868. 321 

and exact justice between him and his adversary. And the same go«d citizen is equally 
interested in the administration of the criminal law and the proper punishment of its 
violators, to the end that he and his family may be made to feel safer in their home and 
the security of their property. 

An eminent English jurist once said that it was not the sbvbrity of the punishment 
but the CBRTAiii^TY of it that was most beneficial, but I am not prepared to subscribe to 
this doctrine, for I entertain the belief that nothing conduces more to encourage the 
commission of crime than a failure to vigorously prosecute, and when convicted, ade- 
quately punish those who violate our criminal laws, especially the graver offenses known 
as felonies. Administer to such heroic treatment and imprfess upon them the truth of 
that trite saying that " The way of the transgressor is hard." 

It leaves upon the mind of the party punished such an indelible and lasting impres- 
sion as is well calculated to induce a better life. To his fellows in wicked walks, it is a 
stem and certain reminder that their infraction of the law will bring upon them the like 
heavy hand of justice, and they will be disposed to be better citizens. 

There are cases, of course, where the offense is a m«re technical one, and it is the 
party's first appearance as a defendant in a criminal cause; under such circumstances 
the court, in imposing the penalty, should temper it with mercy, admonishing the 
accused not to again appear before him in that relation. 

The great Grecian philosopher, more than two thousand years ago, laid down as 
requisites for a good judge the following cardinal principles: "He should listen with 
courtesy, answer wisely, consider solemnly and decide impartially." During the four 
years and a half that I have been on the bench I have endeavored to observe these 
injunctions, and although, through the frailty of human nature, I doubtless fell far short 
of such eminent qualities, I have not been unmindful of their great importance. I am 
aware of the fact that the preparation of a case by counsel is with the intention and 
expectation of fully presenting the same on the trial, and if that opportunity is not 
afforded him, he at least feels disappointed and probably dissatisfied, and both he and 
bis client are liable to complain that they were not fairly treated. This is especially so 
with the litigant where the matter is being argued to the court, and the attorney is im- 
properly limited, for the reason that frequently litigants, especially those unfamiliar 
with court proceedings, are thoroughly convinced that there is great efficacy in the 
speeches of their lawyers, and being abridged in that privilege and losing the case, leave 
the court room with a very poor opinion of the trial judge, complain of him to their 
neighbors, and they in turn discuss it with others, and thus it permeates the community, 
causing distrust in the minds of the people, as to the fairness and justness of the judge, 
and when such distrust obtains', the usefulness and efficiency of that tribunal is in a 
measure impaired. It is therefore important that the trial judge should afford to lawyer 
and litigant the fullest possible opportunity consistent with the administration of justice 
to present their cases. So that even the defeated party may feel that he has been fully 
heard and fairly treated. 

I confess a fondness for the infatuation of the political arena, and have an abiding 
faith in the principles of the Democratic party, but traditionary law has decreed that 
candidates for judicial positions should not engage in heated political discussions, but 
hold themselves aloof from such contentions, to the end that their equipoise may not be 
disturbed. I recognize the wisdom of this time-honored custom, and must therefore 
refrain from further adverting to this subject. 

Gentlemen, I shall not detain you longer. Again I thank you most sincerely for 
this renomination, and here in this court room dedicated to the cause of justice, I 
X'e-affirm the promises and pledges I made five years ago. 



322 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Judge Huffman's home paper, the New Lexington Herald, in com- 
menting on his renomination paid him the following compliment: 

The duly accredited representatives of the Democratic party in the several coanties 
comprising the first sub-diyision of the seventh judicial district, in convention assembled 
at Lancaster, Friday last, with one acclaim, renominated Judge Joseph G. Hofiman for 
Judge of the Common Pleas Court. A detailed report of the convention is printed else- 
where in this paper. 

For five years Judge Huffman has honored the Ohio judiciary. He has filled that 
exalted position with marked ability, far exceeding the rank usually attained by jarists 
during the first term. During his brief but eventful period on the bench, be has been 
the arbiter of many of the most intricate legal points known to the civil code, and his 
decisions have been noted for their clear cut, sound and fair exposition of law and equity. 
His ripe conclusions on important legal propositions have invariably run the gauntlet of 
the Circuit and Supreme courts, and there received the seal of affirmation. 

Judge Huffman having no friends to reward nor enemies to pursue, has made a 
record of fairness and impartiality in the dispensation of justice that shines lustrous as 
the brightest gem in his official diadem. He has doled out justice to evil-doers in no 
homeopathic quantities, which has gained for him a state-wide reputation and won him 
laurels among the people who prize law and order as essential to the preservation of life 
and property and the perpetuation of the fundamental rights of the citizens to enjoy life, 
liberty and the pursuit of happiness unmolested from the evil-disposed and depraved 
portion of mankind. Whether it was an infraction of civil or criminal law he has been 
called upon to adjudicate, he has ever been the self same, honest, able and impartial 
judge, always administering justice without fear or favor. 

The Democracy of this sub-division has earnestly, generously and justly honored 
itself as well as Judge Huffman, in according him a unanimous renomination. and the 
voters of the district will endorse their work of Friday last in his triumphant re-election 
to the position he has so creditably filled. 

Judge Huffman was married at New Lexington, Ohio, on April i6, 
1874, to Miss Nettie Bastian, of that place, by Rev. L. D. McCabe, 
D. D., LL. D., who was then president of Ohio Wesleyan University. 
The judge is a Mason, Knight Templar, Knight of Pythias, and a 
member of the Grand Army of the Republic. These obligations do not 
lessen his loyalty to Sigma Chi, for he has ever since his graduation 
been deeply interested in the welfare of the fraternity. 

HON. LORIN C. COLLINS. 

Lorin Cone Collins, Jr., was born at East Windsor, Ct., August i, 
1848. His parents were Lorin Cone Collins and Mary Bemis. The 
family is an old one in this country, one of his ancestors being William 
Bradford, who came over in the Mayflower, a friend and companion of 
Carver and Standish. Bradford was second Governor of Plymouth 
Colony. 

The first Collins, in the direct line from which the judge springs, 
came over in 1635. His ancestors have been almost exclusively profes- 



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sional men. His father is a clergyman. Both of his parents are still 
living, residing with him at Norwood Park in this county. He has no 
brother and but one sister, Mrs. Earl H. Reed, who resides at Norwood 
Park. 

His father's health being delicate, he removed his family to St. Paul, 
Minn., in the spring of 1853. In early life the judge lived on a farm, 
and was accustomed to toil and out-door exercise. There was no farm 
work with which he was not familiar, not even running with a threshing 
machine in the big woods of Minnesota in the middle of winter. 

The wild scenes and experiences of his youth left him with an ardent 
love of nature and vast solitudes, and today he is never happier than 
when on stream or mountain, with gun or rod, communing with nature, 
and deriving fresh inspiration, fresh hope and a new faith in God and 
man. 

Young Collins gained such education as the common schools of St. 
Paul at that time could afford, and when 19 years of age went to Dela- 
ware, Ohio, where he spent two years in preparation for college. He 
entered as a freshman at the Northwestern University at Evanston in 
1868, and graduated in the classical course in June, 1872. The judge 
was distinguished in college for his love of athletic sports; was captain 
of the ball nine four years and captain of the lifeboat crew. He ranked 
well as a scholar, and took a prominent position as a debator and as an 
orator, and was more interested in philosophical and psychological 
studies than in the study of dead languages. That he was a master of 
terse and vigorous English is evidenced by his having taken the Day 
prize for the best essay, in his Senior year. 

The statement that brother Collins was the founder of Omega chap- 
ter of Sigma Chi, which has already been made in the prelude to these 
biographies, does not cover the full measure of his devotion to the fra- 
ternity. Not only did he refuse to join Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Gamma 
Delta, the only fraternities at Northwestern when he entered, but he 
had to back his predilection for Sigma Chi by some brave, earnest and 
strategic work. Owing to the slow method of granting charters when 
the fraternity was ruled by the * 'parent chapter" system, the little band 
of petitioners was kept in suspense throughout the whole college year 
of 1868 and 1869, the charter not having been granted until June 23 of 
the latter year. A faint-hearted man would have abandoned the fight 
when he saw his fellow-petitioners being enticed to join other fraterni- 
ties. But brother Collins strengthened the wavering and clinched their 
co-operation by securing a provisional charter from the Kappa Phi 
Lambda fraternity which has since become extinct. This bit of strategy 



324 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

was so successful in the end that it may well be taken as an augury of 
the successful political career of its author. 

The year after brother Collins' graduation. Omega was in bad shape. 
Its charter was stolen and its membership reduced to one. It was 
Lorin C. Collins, who, at the little meeting in Hesler's photograph gal- 
lery in February, 1873, was elected consul of the sinking chapter, and 
to whose efforts was largely due the securing of a new charter, and a 
few such good men as Frank M. Elliot, Charles P. Wheeler, the Earlys 
and others, who insured to Omega long life and prosperity. 

Judge Collins proved to be a witty and brilliant toastmaster at the 
banquet of the biennial convention held in Chicago in 1882 and at the 
banquet of the Chicago Alumni Chapter held at the Grand Pacific 
Hotel, on June 17, 1890, and on several other occasions. Through his 
courtesy the Union League Club, of which he is a member, is secured 
for the dinners and banquets of the chapter whenever desired. His 
interest in the fraternity has never waned, and he stands loyally ready 
to aid it at all times in every way in his power. 

On leaving college he entered the law office of Clarkson & Van 
Schaack in Chicago on the 6th of July, 1872, and began the study of 
law. September 17, 1873, he married Nellie Robb, daughter of George 
A. Robb, an old settler of Chicago, who came here in 1837 and engaged 
in the business of ship chandlery. From this marriage there have 
resulted five children, three of whom are now living: Lorin C. Collins, 
third, aged 17 years; Grace, aged 10, and George Robb, aged 6. After 
marriage the judge settled in Norwood Park, where he has since resided. 
He has a large comfortable home, and a good library. His law library 
is kept at his residence, and his best work is done there at late hours 
when all but him have retired. 

He was admitted to the bar in September, 1874, after an examination 
before the Supreme Court at Ottawa. He pursued the practice of the 
law until September, 1878, when he was nominated to the Legislature. 
At this session he opposed the election of Logan for United States 
Senator, and was an enthusiastic supporter of Senator Ogelsby, but 
Logan and the judge afterwards became warm friends. In 1880 he was 
renominated by his district by acclamation, and again by acclamation in 
1882. The last session in which he served as a member of the House 
was in 1883, when he was nominated for Speaker in the Republican 
caucus by acclamation. Austin O. Sexton was his competitor. The 
Republicans at that time had seventy-seven members, just a quorum, 
and there was some speculation as to whether Collins would have to 
vote for himself or not. His name being first on the roll call, he voted 



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f^or Sexton, his Democratic opponent, and Sexton in his turn graciously 
"Voted for a Republican Speaker. The pleasant relations between the 
Democratic side of the House and the Speaker, which were thus estab- 
lished, continued during the entire session. 

The more notable speeches made by him in the House were in the 
Thirty- Second General Assembly, one against prohibition and the other 
in favor of law reform. The former speech and its reception by the 
press did much to prepare the way for the High License bill, which was 
passed at the next session when the judge was Speaker. The Speaker's 
parliamentary skill and finesse rendered the passage of this bill possible. 

At the first session in which he was in the Legislature, he offered a 
constitutional amendment providing that in civil cases three-fourths of 
a jury could return a verdict; and, despite the fact that the Senate had 
already passed a resolution providing for the submission of an amend- 
ment of a political nature, he procured eighty-eight votes in the House 
in favor of this particular amendment. Two-thirds majority, however, 
was necessary for the submission of a constitutional amendment, and 
the 102 were lacking. 

Perhaps it was on the Committee on Revenue more particularly that 
the most of his work of value was done. The revenue laws were at that 
time subject to more or less amendment. The High License bill, about 
three weeks before the end of the session, stood buried about three 
hundred bills deep en second reading, and it was evident that the bill 
never could be reached in the ordinary course of legislation. It was 
customary, in the latter days of a session, for the Committee on Rules, 
of which the Speaker was chairman, to report to the House an amend- 
ment to the rules providing that all bills on the subject of appropria- 
tions should be the special order from day to day until disposed of. 
The Speaker called the Committee on Rules together and suggested 
that the time had come for such action, which was agreed to, and the 
report of the committee was drawn and placed in the hands of Mr. 
Sexton for presentation. At that time a Democratic member of the 
House from McLean county was very much interested in the subject of 
hard roads, and the Speaker suggested to John M. Pearson that it 
might be a good thing to get West to offer an amendment to the report 
of the Cdmmittee on Rijles, providing that all bills on the subject of 
hard roads should be also a special order from day to day until disposed 
of. Mr. West was pleased with this idea, and when the report of the 
Committee on Rules came in, offered his amendment. The Republi- 
cans voted against amending the report of the Committee on Rules, 
and the Democrats voted in favor of it. The ayes and moes being 



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demanded, it showed a tie upon the roll call. It was then that Harper, 
of Cook, as part of the conspiracy, if it was such, offered an amendment 
that all bills on the subject of license be included. A division of the 
House took place, and a deadlock resulted, but it was finally broken by 
a quorum voting in favor of the adoption of the resolution, leaving it 
thus in the power of the House to lift the High License bill from second 
reading and place it upon its passage by a majority vote. 

The judge was a delegate to the National Convention in 1884 from 
the Fourth Congressional District, where he was a warm and ardent 
supporter of James G. Blaine, and did much to influence the Illinois 
delegation to cast their votes for the statesman from Maine, and to 
procure the nomination of Logan as Vice-President. In 1884, Judge 
W. H. Barnum resigned from the Circuit bench of Cook county, and 
Governor John M. Hamilton appointed Mr. Collins to fill the vacancy. 
The appointment was an unpopular one. Collins was well known as a 
politician, but was not known to the profession generally as a lawyer 
qualified to fill a judicial position. He was known as such to the Gov- 
ernor, however; so with characteristic independence of thought and 
action, brother Hamilton chose brother Collins for the judiciary in 
preference to numerous distinguished members of the Chicago bar, 
whose claims were urged by many friends. 

So well did Judge Collins discharge the duties of the ermine, that in 
1885 he was elected for the full term of six years and was re-elected for 
a similar term in 1891. He was honored among his associates on the 
bench by being assigned to the chancery side of the Circuit Court. In 
1892 he was urged to become a candidate for the Republican guberna- 
torial nomination, but he refused to compromise his chancellorship by 
entering into an indiscriminate scramble for the nomination, and hence 
put forth no strenuous efforts to secure it. The widespread demand for 
his candidacy served to show, however, that as a member and Speaker 
of the House of Representatives, he had made many warm friends all 
over the state who were ready to rally to his standard, and that as an 
able and upright judge he had won the esteem of the entire bar and of 
the citizens of Chicago. 

On November 6, 1893, Judge Collins resigned his seat on the bench, 
although he was receiving a salary of $7,000 a year and had four years 
of his term yet remaining. He desired to enter private practice again, 
where his emolument would be greater and his tenure of business more 
secure. He formed the law firm of Collins, Goodrich, Darrow & Vin- 
cent, all well known men of the bar of Illinois, with offices in the 
Rookery Building. Important litigation has come to the firm, and Mr. 



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Collins is proving that he can use his wide knowledge of law gained 
prior to and through nearly a decade on the bench in successful private 
practice. 

As a citizen, he is extremely public-spirited and lends the influence 
of his name to many worthy objects. He has been for some years a 
trustee of his alma mater, and stands high in its councils. 

Physically, Judge Collins is a prepossessing man. Being over six 
feet in height, with a lithe, athletic figure, and a strong face, he is easily 
noticeable in any assembly as a man of superior force and intelligence. 
He is fearless, energetic, and withal so warm-hearted and approachable 
that his popularity is readily understood. 

When the next United States Senator or the next Governor in Illi- 
nois is elected, watch for the name of Lorin C. Collins. 



HEAR THE SIGNAL. 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book.) 

AIR, "HOLD THE FORT." 

Sigma Chi boys, hear the signal 

For a happy night; 
Reinforcements come to help us. 

Shout with all your might. 

Chorus — Cheer for Sigma Chi forever. 

Blessings on her still; 
Let us shout and sing together. 
Bet your life we will. 

Sigma Chi is still advancing. 

Still she's leading on; 
Mighty men in her we gather. 

Weak ones we have none. 

Chorus — 

Long ago we first assembled. 

Ere we had a hall; 
Now we're fixed as nice as can be, 

Happy one and all. 

Chorus — 

Though our past was full of conflict. 

Yet a change was near; 
Now we're onward daily moving, 

Sigma Chi boys, cheer! 

Chorus — 

Fred C. Scheuch, Delta Delta. 



328 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

A SONG. 
{Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book,) 

TUNE, **0 COMRADES, WHEN WE'rE NO MORE DRINKING." 

1. O Sigs, when we're no more together, 

But battling in this world of strife; 
When we have left our alma mater. 

To travel on the road of life; 
In life, in love, in joy, in sorrow. 

We'll ne'er forget, not when we die, 
Our guard, our guide, our strongest helper, 

Good, grand and glorious Sigma Chi. 

2. In college days she was our shelter 

Against the Barbs, who always rise 
To slander and to injure Grecians. 

She spurred us on to every prize; 
She never laughed at evil-doing — 

To make us noble sons she'd try; 
She ushered us safe into manhood, 

Why should we not love Sigma Chi? 

3. When far away from alma mater, 

And she is out of memory, 
We're still surrounded by our brothers 

Of our beloved fraternity; 
Whene'er we chance to meet a brother. 

We never pass each other by 
Without the helping, stimulating. 

Inspiring grip of Sigma Chi. 

4. Dear brothers we, who are united 

In bonds of our fraternity. 
Can look with eyes of silent pity 

On those less fortunate than we.* 
Not every breast can bear the white cross, 

Not every one can reach so high; 
But few there are that can be worthy 

Of our beloved Sigma Chi. 

CHAPTER VERSE. 

5. O brothers, drink to Alpha Alpha 

Until the source of wine is dry; 
There's not another frat at Hobart 

Like Alpha Alpha, Sigma Chi. 
The **Sigs" have always led at Hobart; 

Till now it has been Sigma Phi, 
But Alpha Alpha's won the victory — 

From now, henceforth, 'tis Sigma Chi. 

Arthur Wheelock Moulton, Alpha Alpha, '97. 



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DELTA DELTA— ''AT HOME." 

CONVENTION OF THE FOURTH PROVINCE, MAY 1 9, 1 894. 

The June Bulletin gave the minutes, but the main feature of the 
Convention of the Fourth Province was the *' Dance" given the visiting 
ind alumni Sigs at the St. Nicholas Hotel the night of May 19. The 
losts were the members of Delta Delta, Purdue University, Lafayette, 
ndiana, whose reputation as entertainers is never to be questioned. 
To say that it was thoroughly enjoyed by all who were there, would be 
nerely playing the overture to the description of the true feelings of 
hose who were present. 

The dancing was carried on in the spacious dining-room of the hotel, 
vrhich was most artistically decorated in the fraternity colors, and, with 
he blue and old gold curtains in each one of the eighteen long windows 
\i the hall and the large white canvas floor, the effect was, in the words 
A that ancient Hebrew prophet, "Out of optical range." At one end, 
>n a side-board, sat a huge punch-bowl full of ** Delta Delta punch" 
inder a large Sig cross and the "Sig flag"that occupied so many prom- 
Qent places during the Columbian convention, the property of brother 
L H. Vinton. 

The music came floating out through the green foliage of a dense 
lank of large palms, placed in a corner opposite to the entrance, where 
)evine*s Italian Orchestra, of Indianapolis, were tropically placed. 

After paying respects to the patrons and patronesses, namely, Mr. 
.nd Mrs. Vinton, Mr. and Mrs. Perrin, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, Mr. and 
^rs. Beach and Mr. and Mrs. Muellar, dancing commenced at 8:30 and 
ontinued until 11:30, when a delightful lunch was served in the parlor 
ipstairs. The parlor presented a lovely sight, thanks to Delta Delta's 
ady friends, for there in the centre stood a large banquet table, with its 
/hite linen prettily decorated with maiden hair ferns and carnations, 
nd over it all was shed a mellow light from two banquet lamps, which 
Iso had a tendency to remove all restraint concerning the blotting out 
hat drop of hungriness. The lunch consisted of 

Chicken Salad, a la Initiate. 



Hot Rolls and Coffee (Coxey Idea). 



Olives and Pickles (Barbs). 



Neapolitan Cream. Cake. 



330 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

After lunch dancing was resumed and, amid the "Really, wasn't that 
dance too lovely,'* **Now remember, ours is the next two-step," etc., 
dancing was kept up until far into the next morning, when, after many 
tired good-nights and good-byes were said, another Fourth Province 
Convention was brought to an end, barring the many post-mortems held 
in the different chapters. Much to Delta Delta's credit and the visiting 
Sigs' enjoyment, the convention was a typical Sigma Chi affair. 

A Delegate. 



THE CROSS. 
( Written for tke new Sigma Chi Song Book,^ 

AIR, "FAIR HARVARD." 

1. Far away in the Southern star-glittered sky 

Gleams a *'cross*'f of most radiant light. 
As in ages long past, so to eternity, 

It will guide through the darkness of night. 

Chorus — Then pin on the cross, the white cross we love well. 
Never more be without its pure light; 
For the darkness of gloom it will ever dispel. 
Just as surely as Day does the Night. 

2. In the Rockies, far famed, on a mountain height, 

Carved by Nature's own hand in the snow, 
There's a **cross"* that's as pure and as fair as the light 
That old Constantine saw long ago. 

Chorus — 

3. And the thoughts that these "crosses" inspire in me, 

I will now impart freely to you; 
In the heaven's star-set cross, power and constancy. 
In the other, love and purity true. 

Chorus — 

4. And wherever we p;o, may these virtues so rare, 

Be our guide and our standard on high; 
While with brotherly love and solicitous care • 

We are working for fair Sigma Chi. 

Chorus — 

J. A. HoLP, Alpha Sigma, '96. 



tThe Southern Cross. 
*Mount of the Holy Cross. 



CONVENTION OF THE THIRD PROVINCE, 331 



CONVENTION OF THE THIRD PROVINCE. 

HELD AT DANVILLE, KY., ON THE IITH AND I2TH OF MAY. 

I wish that I could paint with the colors of Titian, God's country — 
[le blue grass region of Kentucky. This is a particular section of our 
ountry that stands unrivaled, and especially' in June and October. 
*et every man who has the vivid nature and the delicate ear to catch 
le melody of the pipes of Pan and oratorios in the anthems of nature 
*y a pilgrimage to Danville. Here should rest the holy Kaaba of Allah 
nd here should be planted the city of Mecca, a safe retreat for poets 
nd rustic artists. We drove out to the beautiful home of the Cecils 
'riday evening, where we were conquered by a famous old southern 
inner. It was a lovely evening, and this is a soothing country home. 
*ancy an old square house, on a driveway some distance from the pike, 
^ith lawns, the purple effect of which would drive the school of impres- 
ionists to drink. A crescent moon in the heavens and the afterglow of 
religious Italian sunset in the West — the breezy West bearing with it 
le delicious odor of wild mint. We sniff it, and peer around expect- 
ntly for Colonel Carter of Cartersville with a tray of juleps to make the 
3ene complete. A sound of wheels, and there appears on the road 
oni the rear of the place an old **befo* de war** darkey leading a pony 
itched to a cart, within which is seated the impulsive and bright-eyed 
ery young lady of the family. Brother Hardin, at the request of the 
listress, steps to edge of the veranda and kindly gives us an irresistible 
^citation. Those were happy hours, and there were many pictures of 
qual beauty and I would that I could catch the inspiration of a Ruskin 
) paint in words of blending color and perpetuate these sweet memo- 
es. 

On Friday night we were honored by a reception and dance. It was 
very happy evening, and we found the Sigma Chi girls to be as warm- 
garted as their Zeta Zeta protectors. They were all there, and we 
ere charmed by their soft southern voices and queenly bearing with its 
lesraeric effect. Some of the delegates of singularly retiring disposi- 
ons, who stood aghast at making an exposure of themselves in such a 
rilliant gathering, preferred other kinds of amusement to this game of 
earts and were entertained at "Tiddledewinks** or some game of the 
)rt in true Kentucky style at the chapter rooms. 

We held a very successful business meeting on Saturday morning, 
id there were representatives from every chapter in the province, with 



332 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

the exception of Alpha Gamma. The officers chosen for convention 
purposes were the Grand Praetor, Consul; Lou A. Ireton of Gamma, 
Pro-Consul ; Will J. Price of Zeta Zeta, Annotator ; and Wm. C. 
McLean of Zeta Psi, Custos. Several subjects of interest to the frater- 
nity and province were discussed. A resolution was adopted requesting 
the fraternity to make a small assessment upon each of the active mem- 
bers to insure the publication of the song book. A full report of the 
doings of the convention appeared in the June number of the Bulletin, 
The convention adjourned in a body to a photographic gallery in the 
vicinity, where a group picture was taken of the illustrious crowd. 

One of the most delightful events of this glorious convention was the 
lawn fete given by Mrs. General Shelby to the fraternity boys at that 
famous old Kentucky place, **Arcadia," the country mansion of the 
Shelbys, several miles east of Danville. This is the old colonial man- 
sion built by Governor Shelby, of Kentucky, many years ago, and has 
been pictured by Allen in all of its beauty in the Century in an article in 
the May number of 1892. You cannot see the house from the public 
road, but it is situated on a winding private road, far from the public 
gaze, and sheltered by perfect rows of grand old trees. The house is of 
the true old planter's style, with its rising steps, large veranda in front, 
and its lofty pillars and grand hallway. The front of the house was 
decorated in blue and gold and so were the little tete-a-tete tables under 
the trees on the lawn. We chatted and strolled through those beautiful 
grounds, danced in the reception rooms, and **told them all with our 
eyes.*' In such a place as this one would wish for but one song — not 
from a heavenly choir, but from a plaintive chorus of dusky servants — 
the song that should thrill a Kentucky gentleman from center to cir- 
cumference: 

**The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home, 
*Tis summer — the darkies are gay. 
The corn-tops ripe and the meadow's in the bloom, 
While the birds make music all the day." 

We drove to Danville in the moonlight, bade good-night to the 
ladies and prepared for the rousing banquet given at the principal hotel 
of the town. The menu was as good as we could wish, and the music 
from a small orchestra produced a soothing effect on some of us. We 
ate everything that was put before us, and then the toastmaster — the 
worthy Praetor — introduced the following speakers, who did justice to 
their subjects in a manner that brought forth tumultuous applause from 
the worthy brothers: Fraternity Life, W. H. Nutt, Miami University; 
Sigma Chi and Other Frats, F. S. Brown, University of Cincinnati; 



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CONVENTION OF THE THIRD PROVINCE. 333 

Sigma Chi in Married Life, C. T. Corn, Centre College; The Reporter, 
God Save Him (impromptu), Mr. H. Giovannoli, of the Associated 
Press; The Ideal Sig, M. B. Jones, Kentucky State College; Sigma Chi 
in Yankeedom, A. E. DeArmond, Denison University; Sigma Chi in 
Dixie Land, Will H. Shanks, Zeta Zeta; The Blue Grass Sig, Leonard 
G. Cox, University of Michigan; The Sig Girl, Martin D. Hardin, Centre 
College. 

In small type, at the bottom of the menu card, was the following: 

"Thb Somkrset Rbportbr Prkss, 

With the Hearty Good Wishrs or Jko. S. Vam Winkle, 

Now A Printer— Once a Praetor." 

I wish John could have been with us. I regret that I have had no 
time nor space to tell of the merits of the banquet and of the worthy 
speakers. 

I wish to thank the brothers of Zeta Zeta for this highly successful 
convention, and for the magnificent manner in which we were enter- 
tained. One can rest in peace in the blue grass region of Kentucky — 
try it in a carriage with a maiden coming from < 'Arcadia" in the evening 
with the perfume of the locust bloom in the air and James Lane Allen's 
Kentucky cardinal warbling in the meadows, and you can sing with 
James Whitcomb Rejlly: 

"The world is full of roses, and the roses full of dew. 
And the dew is full of heavenly love 
That drips on me and you." 

Those present at the conventionwere: 

Zeta Psi: 
Geo. D. Harper, Wm. C. McLean, W. G. Eaton, 

Dan'l Lawrence, Henry Nichols, W. C. Emerson, 

F. Sanford Brown. George Fox, B. G. Richards. 

Eugene R. Busse. 

Gamma: Beta: 

Louis A. Ireton. Prof. A. M. Miller. 

Alpha * 
Will H. Nutt. H. A. Fenton. 

Theta Theta: 

Len. G. Cox. 

Lambda Lambda: 
M. B. Jones, Geo. Blessing, T. R. Dean, 

Jno. I. Bryan, Luke Powell, M. E. Houston, 

H. C. Anderson, J. W. Woods, S. Reed Paris. 

J. I. Lyle. J. W. Willmouth. 



334 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Zeta Zeta: 

Martin D. Hardin, Spurgeon Cheek, H. H. McElroy, 

C. M. Owsley, J. G. Cecil, Jr., J. T. Tunis, 

M. Breckenridge, W. H. Shanks, W. J. Price, 

C. T. Corn, D. C. King, Carl Mize, 

C. M. Fackler, J. A. Prall, A. C. Van Winkle, 

T. B. McCormick. S. C. Willis. Nicholas McDowell, Jr. 

Mu: 
W. F. DeLong, A. E. DeArmond. 

, Letters of regret were received from Judge Howard Ferris, Mu; 
Arthur Peter, Psi; Dr. McCluskey Blayney, Nu; Hon. T. L. Edden, 
Zeta Zeta; Jno. S. Van Winkle, Zeta Zeta; Dr. C. C. Owens, Zeta Zeta; 
Rev. F. M. Thomas, Alpha Psi; Dr. Hervey Keller, Zeta Zeta; Hon. 
Emmett M. Dickson, Gamma Gamma; Hon. T. E. Ashbrook, Psi; S. 
B. Rogers, Zeta Zeta; and others. 

Cincinnati, May 14, 1894. George D. Harper, Zeta Psi, '91. 

From the Tri -Weekly Advocate, published at Danville, Ky., on May 
14, we clip the following additional account of the banquet: 

'*If there is anything dear to the Sig heart it is a Sig banquet. The 
one spread at the Clemens House Saturday night was superb. Forty- 
two gallant Sigs and one < barbarian ' were seated at handsome tables 
that were arranged in the form of the white cross of the fraternity. The 
menu, which was published in these columns last week, was all that the 
most fastidious appetite could crave, and the toasts sparkled with noble 
sentiments, eloquence, wit and humor. George D. Harper, of Cincin- 
nati, presided as toastmaster, and did it well. His introductory remarks 
were always appropriate, bubbling with good humor, and kept the ban- 
quet hall ringing with laughter. Between the toasts he introduced 
some old Sig songs that were caught up by those present and filled the 
house with melody. Toasts were responded to as follows: » * * 

** Several impromptu speeches were also made. It is seldom that 
better after dinner speeches, taken individually and collectively, are 
heard at a banquet. That there is not space for. all of them is to be 
regretted. Mr. Hardin's is reproduced because it applies not only to 
the *Sig Girls' of Danville, but to their mothers, cousins and aunts, as 
well. Mr. Hardin spoke as follows: " 

Brothers in Sigma Chi: 

Have you ever heard the story of the old darkey who was a great fisherman? Uocle 
Mose had caught a large catfish, and after nicely stringing it and putting it in the water, 
had gone ofif some distance to get more bait. In his at>sence. some one came along and 
slipped the big fish off and put a very small one in its place. Uncle Mose returned and* 



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CONVENTION OF THE THIRD PROVINCE. 335 

in puzzled bewilderment and surprise, looking at his fish, exclaimed: "Good Lawd, how 

dat dar fish am shrunk! " Brothers, when I was first informed of the honor which has 

been conferred upon me. as I though^ of the magnificent possibilities of the toast, "The 

Sigma Chi Girl," I felt like I had landed a fish of whale-like proportions, but I must 

confess to you, as I arise to give my representation, that I voice the belief of my mind 

when I exclaim, with Uncle Mose, "Good Lawd, how dis fish am shrunk!" 

No, the theme suggested by the toast has not shrunken, but only my belief in ever 

being able to do justice to it, for, had I all the combined eloquence of all the ages, I 

would still stand before the girls of Sigma Chi as one stricken dumb in the presence of 

the infinite. Brother Jones has here tonight told you of the qualifications which go to 

make up the ideal Sig, and, if I mistake not, he utterly ignored the first characteristic 

which should mark the true Sigma Chi — a chivalrous honor and reverence for woman. 

« « « 

Let us reverence, as we do nothing else on earth, the Sig Girl. Somehow the heav- 
ens have bent 'down to mirror themselves in her beauteous eyes of blue, while into her 
locks has been caught and glorified the sunbeams of gold. Stamped in our colors by the 
hand of God, will she not bid the heart of every loyal Sigma Chi to beat high with noble 
and lofty aspirations? Will she not be the inspiration of a sincere desire for each and 
every one of us by our lives to shed fresh honors and new glory upon the immaculate 
escutcheon of our beloved fraternity? It was a woman who caused our fall from that 
Eden of long ago. and I believe that it will be the noble, true women who, one by one, 
will lead us back into that fair and sinless paradise of immortality! When the banner 
of Blue and Gold is waving in the dazzling sunlight of fierce struggle and rivalry, it is 
the Girls of Sigma Chi who cheer us on to victory ; and then, at last, when the dark 
hours of adversity are at hand, the melody of her gentle voice falls upon our tired souls 
like a dream of angelic music far away. Yes, from our hearts let us exclaim, all honor 
to the girls of Sigma Chi! for to them it is given to garden our chapters with the roses of 
heaven. 

My heart is filled with love and pride when I think of the glories of our grand old 
fraternity. I love her name, her history, and her traditions. Grand has been her mis- 
sion, and grander still is it yet to be. I account it all joy to come to her with bated 
breath and whisper "Mother"; and to you with loyal love and call you "Brothers" — the 
dearest names in any tongue! Do we not in ourselves form a family circle six thousand 
strong? When the angel of time shall stand with one foot upon the land and the other 
upon the sea, and proclaim that time shall be no more, and the omnipotent hand of 
Jehovah unrolls the eternal vista, jnay we not hope that the most beautiful vision which - 
gladdens our gaze upon that celestial landscape will be our unbroken circle in that 
" Home not made with hands, eternal in the heavens! " 

The welcoming address, which was delivered by brother Will J. 
Price at the first session of the convention, was as follows: 

Brother Sigma Chis: 

The "White Cross of Friendship," that glistens and is done reverence the world 
over, has ever been to us of Kentucky and the South the badge of a fraternity the para- 
gon of fraternities, the foster-mother of good fellowship, the inspiration of ambition, the 
encouragement of culture. 

The sight of it nearly forty years ago occasioned the cordial profifering of the magic 
grip of afifection and hospitality. When ties were being sundered and bonds broken by 
the late hostilities the last pledge of a disbanding southern chapter was — "Wherever the 



336 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

fortunes of war may cast our members in the path of any Sigma Chi, the vows of friend- 
ship shall be honored"; and a northern brother responded that "Even if Sigma Chi was 
to be the only tie that would bind their affections to their southern brethren, ' by the 
eternal,* it should be preserved." And through all the carnage of that fratricidal strife, 
the " White Cross " was worn on the caps of its loyal followers — everywhere a fraternal 
greeting alike to Blue and Gray. It is now daily welding eternal bonds of devotion and 
proving that Damon and Pythias or Ovestes and Pylades drank not the cup of friend- 
ship dry. 

The purity of the motives of the fraternity, which this badge so beautifully symbol- 
izes, the sterling value of its principles, the strength of its friendship, the quality of its 
membership, are such as Kentucky has always loved to honor. Cherishing as you do 

"That nobility of character, of thought, 
Of aspirations and high ideals sought," 

which Sigma Chi inculcates in all its followers — high ideals of manhood, of worth and of 
culture — makes us know you each to be 

"A whole-souled brother 
In whom our inmost souls can trust." 

And to you the portals of this, Sigma Chi's "Old Kentucky Home," open wide and 
bid a welcome; golden tresses and eyes of blue scintillate a welcome; Golden sunbeams 
on fields of Bluegrass shimmer a welcome; and the pure Gold and true Blue of Sigma 
Chi and Kentucky are today woven into Welcome. 

SIGMA CHI IN KENTUCKY — IN BRIEF. 

Sigma Chi first entered Kentucky through its Zeta Zeta chapter at 
Centre College nearly eighteen years ago. Its existence in the **Blue 
Grass*' has been uniformly prosperous, and to the progressiveness and 
vim that characterize **01d Centre" of late, Zeta Zeta has fallen heir. 

Centre College was recently three-quarters of a century old, and the 
past session was the most successful in its history. Nearly 300 students 
were enrolled, and arrangements made for the opening in the fall of an 
unusually well-equipped law department with ex-Gov. J. Proctor Knott 
at its head. 

The Boyle-Humphrey gymnasium, largely the gift of Hon. St. John 
Boyle and Judge A. P. Humphrey, of Louisville, was opened in 1890 
with a thoroughly qualified physical instructor in charge. An illustra- 
tion of it is shown in this issue. It is one of the best equipped and 
most commodious physical training schools in the whole country, and 
to it is due the birth of Kentucky intercollegiate athletics, in which 
Centre has ever been the leader, and thereby won her way to the front 
rank of southern collegiate athletics. Messier, one of Yale's tackles, 
will coach her football team the coming season, and a member of the 
New York Athletic Association has been secured for physical director. 

Breckinridge Hall (also shown in an illustration) was completed in 
1891 at a cost of $35,000, and is used as a dormitory in conjunction with 



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CONVENTION OF THE THIRD PROVINCE, 337 

he Danville Theological Seminar>% whose recitation rooms are here 
Iso. A library building is in course of erection, and a large academy, 
(loderii science building and memorial chapel are being planned for the 
ear future. • 

Zeta Zeta's arduous eHorts for breaking down the anti-fraternity 
iws at Kentucky State College were rewarded on April 6, 1893, by the 
stablishment of a near neighbor chapter at that institution. Kentucky 
itate College is the recipient annually of liberal state aid, and its strides 
f progress in the last few years have been noteworthy. Lambda 
^mbda is one of the most promising yearlings that has ever been har- 
essed up for fraternity work, and a most successful future is predicted 
>r it. 

An illustration of its members is presented herewith. Beginning at 
le left end of the upper row and counting four thereon and proceeding 
om left to right the names of the members of the chapter are as fol- 
)ws: Thos. H. Shelby, Jr., Ge©. F. Blessing, Harry S. Beardsley, 
*uke Powell; on the middle row in similar order: R. Taylor Lyle, H. 
). Anderson, Jno. I. Bryan, J. Irvine Lyle, J. R. Johnson, S. Reed 
'aris; on the lower row in like manner: T. R. Dean, M. £. Houston, 
no. W. Willmott, M. B. Jones, Hilrey B. Roberts, Jno. W. Woods. 

Danville, Ky., July 15, 1894. Will J. Price. 



SONNET TO FLORENCE. 

Thou hast a strange magnetic influence 
That draws men to thee: thou art strangely sweet. 
And thy hand's pressure, when we chance to meet. 
Thrills every fiber of my being's sense. 
In vain I strive against the spell intense. 
Deft woven by thee, lovely mesmerist! 
And sadly find that I may not resist. 
My power of will has vanished long years since. 

Fair one, beware how thou dost use thy power, 
Whether for good or ill. The all-wise gods 
Perchance may will to mix the scourge of rods 

With the great happiness of some bright hour. 
Then shalt thou know, curst by that fate unkind, 
The havoc thou hast wrought within my mind. 

J. B. Taylor, Eta, '93. 



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THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



A SONG. 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book,) 

TUNE, "ON THE LEVEE." 

I. We* re members of a glorious frat, 

To it we give our love. 
We would not join another one 

For earth or heaven above. 
We like all others to surpass, 

And this we always do; 
And when the rushing season comes, 

You bet we're in it, too. 

Chorus — We are the Sigma Chi fraternity. 

Let everybody shout; 
O hail! All hail! All hail to the White Cross, 

It knocks all others out; 
Our motto, **In hoc signo vinces," 

Constantine once saw upon the sky; 
Let every one now shout her praises, 

All hail to Sigma Chi! 



2. In 1855, 

O that was a glorious year, 
Our Sigma Chi first saw the light, 

With many a hope and fear; 
But soon the sky grew brighter, 

And joy prevailed and mirth; 
O now, in 1894, 

Just don't we own the earth? 

Chorus — 

3. We always have a crowd of 

men. 

Who work with all their might; 
And Sigma Chi just takes the lead 

And goes clear out of sight; 
The Barbs, O my, they envy us 

With looks quite full of dole; 
But still they cannot, cannot touch 

Us with a ten foot pole. 

Chorus — 



4. When we were swung into the 
O what a dreadful night; [frat, 

Our hair did fairly stand on end 
Because of awful fright; [Chis 

When we were full-fledged Sigma 
Our fright came to an end; 

'Twas then we found that Sigma 
Were harmless to a friend. [Chis 

Chorus — 

5. Now we belong to Sigma Chi, 
An honor giv'n to few; 

And therefore we should live pure 
lives, 

Upright and righteous, too; 
When miseries rise to trouble us. 

Strong arms about us are; 
Brothers will always hold us up, 

And adversities debar. 

Chorus — 



Frank Pierce Whicher, Alpha Alpha, '97. 



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HON WILLIAM M BOOTH. 



HON, WILLIAM M. BOOTH. 339 

HON. WILLIAM M. BOOTH. 

On the nth day of June, William M. Booth, Omega, '78, took the 
ith of office as Master in Chancery of the United States Circuit Court, 
lie appointment is for life, and was made on June 8 by Justice Harlan 

the United States Supreme Court and a full meeting of the United 
:ates Circuit and District Judges. The new Master succeeds Hon. 
ihn I. Bennett, deceased. 

Brother Booth comes from a line of lawyers. In writing of a Chica- 
)an, however, whose city has not yet itself spanned a second genera- 
3n, one need go no further back. He is a son of the Hon. Henry 
00th, formerly a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook county and founder 
id for twenty-five years Dean of the Union College of Law. Judge 
00th removed to Chicago in 1859 from Poughkeepsie, New York, 
bere his son, William M. Booth, was born on September 26, 1856. 
I the public schools of Chicago and in the old city high school (now of 
essed memory)^ brother Booth received his preliminary education, and 
itered Northwestern University with the class of '78. Of quick intel- 
^ence and with the faculty of discriminating and persistent work, very 
any of the college honors came to him naturally and without seeming 
fort for his personal advancement. The prizes in Greek scholarship 
ere always his, as was a Deering prize essay. He was a speaker on 
e Junior Exhibition and at Commencement. Mr. Booth was a leader 

student organizations, literary and athletic; he was a director in the 
sociation which built and donated to the University its gymnasium 
id bowling alleys. He received in 1878 the University A. B., to be 
Uowed three years later with its master's degree. 

Entering as a student at the Union College of Law, he engaged at 
e same time in the practical study of his profession under the super- 
sion of the Hon. Melville W. Fuller, and before his admission to the 
ir, in 1880, he had left the law school to accept the charge of Mr. 
uUer's office as his chief clerk. He enjoyed the closest and most con- 
iential relations with Mr. Fuller until the latter was elevated to the 
oolsack, in 1888, and became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of 
e United States, and he still has charge of the Chief Justice's private 
terests in Chicago. In September, 1888, he became a member of the 
:m of Gregory, Booth & Harlan, which succeeded to the practice of 
le Chief Justice, and although since dissolved by mutual consent, the 
d-time friendship between the members of this firm remains unbroken, 
id they still occupy offices together in Suite 1203, Title and Trust 
uilding. 



340 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

In 1886 Mr. Booth was married to Miss Ada Fenton Sheldon, of 
Chicago. They have one child, a boy of over six years of age, and 
reside at 3605 Ellis avenue on the South Side. 

Mr. Booth is a director of the Chicago Athletic Association, which 
has a membership of nearly 3,000 and the largest club house in Chicago. 
He is also a member of the Illinois and Douglas Clubs. He served as 
first vice-president of the Douglas Club, which is a prominent family, 
social organization on the South Side, from 1891 to 1894. 

That Mr. Booth is favorably known by the bar of Chicago is evi- 
denced by this clipping from the Chicago Legal News of June 16: 

Mr. Booth has a large acquaintance among members of the profession, and 
friends have every confidence that he will discharge his new duties with entire credit ti 
the position and to himself. His practice has been confined chiefly to causes on th 
chancery side, and he is thoroughly familiar with the practice and procedure in equity. 

The **Boys of Sigma Chi," a song which appears in the old Sigm 
Chi song book to the tune of the "Last Cigar," has been long a favorite 
at Omega and other chapters and was written by brother Booth during 
the first years of his college course. He was chairman of the commit- 
tees on entertainment for the biennial convention of 1882; was elected 
Grand Quaestor and Triumvir of the fraternity at the convention of 
1884, and served two years; and was vice-president of the Chicago 
Alumni Chapter from 1891 to 1893. 

Sigma Chi had four of her children in the class of '78 at Northwest- 
ern, and while it is not stated that their families came over with William 
the Conqueror, they bore each of them the Conqueror's splendid name. 
So it happens that the *'Four Wills" of '78 have passed into Omega's 
history, and successive g^erations who tell the story round the chapter 
hearth are perfectly assured thajt all the virtues of the "mystic seven'* 
were manifest again in the "Big Four" of '78. How they have scattered 
and changed since those brave days! — changed in all save loyalty to the 
white cross they loved so well. One is a lawyer of large practice in 
New York (Wm. H. Harris); one is preaching the word in a far city of 
the wicked West (Wm. L. Demorest); one is surgeon to a famed school 
of medicine (E. Wyllys Andrews); and one is Uncle Sam*s new Master 
of the Rolls. We would not dare to call him "Billy." We would 
rather think of him as the man of parchments with furnished mind and 
trained intellect, poring over the mustiness of his profession. But, 
someway, we remember his boy and wife and the loveliness of his home, 
his cheery greeting and his ever kindly way. He has been a Republican 
in politics, but he belongs to the democracy of good-fellowship. 

Chicago, July i, 1894. Mason Bross, Omega, '83. 




SIGMA CHI— ITS CORNER STONE, ETC 341 



SIGMA CHI— ITS CORNER-STONE AND FUNDA- 
MENTAL PRINCIPLE. 

RESPONSE BY GENERAL BEN. P. RUNKLE, ALPHA, '57, AT THE RECENT BANQUET 
OF ALPHA UPSILON AND THE LOS ANGELES ALUMNI. 

Nearly forty years have passed since, building wiser than they knew, 
the founders of this order gave some response to Jehovah's great ques- 
tion asked ages ago, and adopted a symbol which will yet in its purity 
and beauty grace the flags of the *»federation of the world." These are 
high-sounding words, but they are true, for, remember, you wear the 
christian cross — the symbol of the hope of the world. 

How mighty are the changes that have swept over our country in 
that forly years! The log school-house with its puncheon floor, rack of 
whips and six plate stove has given way to the edifice in which taste is 
combined with utility. The humble little college with its corps of half- 
paid teachers has been succeeded by the splendid University with its 
hundred professors. Men are taught to think, not to memorize; have 
learned that progress is the discovery of nature's laws, and that it is 
wisdom to apply them to life; that it is slavery to disobey God's laws, 
the highest freedom to obey them. 

As we are taught nowadays, man was not moulded from the plastic 
clay by the hand of the Omniscient and wakened instantly into perfect 
life by the breath of Omnipotence to be the hero of mortal achievements 
and t-he heir to immortal glory, but was evolved from an unconscious 
germ cell to develop through unnumbered ages of pain and travail into 
a magnificent manhood — God-likeness; to reach at last an individual 
and race perfection, the beauty and splendor of which the imagination 
fails to conceive. We believe this, and when we hear announced the 
great law of all progress that works steadily through every stage of 
being, from this unconscious germ cell up to man in his physical, intel- 
lectual and spiritual beauty, his God-image — the mighty law of mutual 
help that must work in man through love and is demanding today in 
thunderous tones recognition by the human race — we accept it, and 
thank God for these little beginnings, of which the Sigma Chi is one, 
and not the least. 

I wonder if you, my brothers, can realize the changes of these forty 
years; if you can read the signs of the times in which it is your fortune 
to live. To have been born, even in an African jungle, a dwarfed and 



342 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

stunted figure of a man, is better than never to have been born at all; 
but to be born in this land, where the loving sunshine kisses the flowers 
into fragrance and beauty, where the mocking bird sings to the breezes 
of eternal summer, where the old-time dream of the "Islands of the 
Hesperides " is a living reality — to be men in the hope, strength and 
promise of youth, sons of the mightiest branch of the greatest race that 
God has ever raised up to do his bidding, and at a time when the civil- 
ized world is startled by the tremendous demands that human progress 
and human unrest are making on Anglo-Saxon manhood, is a grand and 
a glorious privilege such as was never accorded to men before. A crisis 
is upon the world, a problem before mankind that must be solved. By 
our race and in this land God's awful question, asked in the beginning, 
asked of an evil-doer, a murderer as it was, Man, "Where is thy broth- 
er?" must be answered. 

You belong to a race that in A. D. 1700 numbered six millions, and 
today numbers one hundred and twenty millions, and this United States 
is the centre and heart of Anglo-Saxon power, wealth and civilization, 
and also of wrong-doing and danger. This nation piles up wealth at 
the rate of a billion seven hundred million dollars a year, and divides it 
so that of three hundred men one secures of every one hundred dollars 
I70, and 299 men receive each ten cents. We have a city in which live 
eleven hundred millionaires, and beside them one million two hundred 
thousand of their fellow-men are crowded in tenement houses, two hun- 
dred thousand sweltering and rotting in one single square mile. In this 
land we have taught the common man through our splendid school sys- 
tem the rights common to humanity — an opportunity to earn his bread 
— and through the fault of our economic system he fails to secure that 
right and goes begging for work. As a result we, in common with the 
whole world, are tempest-tossed on the awful sea of human passion and 
men tremble lest the whole heavens shall blaze with the lightnings of 
God's wrath. Not so — the sunshine of God's mercy is yet over all his 
works. The answer to his question will be given fully and clearly. 
The manhood of your generation will answer him. 

Democracy is not fraternity, and fraternity is the answer to his ques- 
tion. In the love that Christ taught, and which is symbolized by your 
badge, is the solution of all these troubles. When, in the spirit of this 
order, men learn to say not, "I am as good as my fellow-man," which 
is democracy, but, "My fellow-man is as good as I am," which is frater- 
nity, and act upon it, perfect peace will come upon the world. It is 
said of Christ, he had compassion upon the multitude because they had 
nothing to eat; and his first words to his disciples, when he met them 



SIGMA CHI— ITS CORNER STONE, ETC, 343 

at the lake of Galilee after his resurrection, were, '* Children, have ye 
any meat?" That is the spirit that is wanted in the world today. 
These questions will not be settled by the sword. Russia may strive to 
crush humanity by edicts forbidding education of the poor, but in this 
land it cannot be done. We must meet all mankind, as you and I meet 
each other, in the spirit of brotherly love. So much for our principles. 

The Sigma Chi fraternity is a development. The two antagonistic 
elements could not dwell together in the old Delta society. The D. K. 
£. was a cabal founded upon selfishness, and it gave birth to a genuine 
fraternity. The difference between the two orders is radical. Those 
who remained with the old order were bound together by the ties of 
self-interest, and acknowledged a leader. That leader has distinguished 
himself in the world, and he has done it by clinging to the maxim, "Self 
first; all other things afterwards.'* The Sigma Chis acknowledged no 
leader. Generous, kindly and impulsive, fraternal feeling was the only 
bond. It has proven stronger than steel. The development of the 
order has been something wonderful, and it has ever been along the 
lines of human kindliness — fraternity. 

May you carry this spirit with you through all the joys and sorrows 
of your lives. It will make you strong and equal to all the demands 
made upon you. It is the only spirit that can reconcile conflicting 
interests and contending classes. May your lives be worthy of the 
symbol that you wear — pure, strong, generous. May you ever stand 
ready to defend the right and extend the helping hand to those in need. 



MY BADGE. 



A bright litde face, overflowing with laughter, 
The brown eyes all tender with love's deep glow, 

A background of tresses, dark brown, golden-tinted, 
A dimple, a mole, and a voice s«^eet and low. 

This is the maiden who stole my heart from me, 
Yet the bondage is sweet, and I would not be free; 

I sent her my badge, and with it a question — 
Will she keep it, or will she return it to me? 

I look at the dancers, the music sounds softly. 
My love slowly drifts down the broad waxen way, 

On her bosom there glitters a white cross with jewels, 
The token she's mine, and a "Sig," too, for aye. 

£. A. Edwards, Gamma Gamma, '94. 
Westminster, Md., June 25, 1894. 



344 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 



Editorial. 

THOUGHTS SUGGESTED BY COMMENCEMENT. 

The commencement season is an important one for the fraternity as 
well as for the college. In the weeks that have recently passed many 
an active chapter has been abundantly blessed by visits from its alumni. 
This will be evidenced by a perusal of the chapter letters. They teem 
with expressions of the pleasure which the boys of Sigma Chi have 
experienced from commingling with the men of Sigma Chi. And the 
pleasure has been reciprocal. The letter of General Runkle from Los 
Angeles, which will be found under **Letters from Alumni Chapters" in 
this issue, shows how keenly our most venerable alumni enjoy a meeting 
with their worthy successors. 

Had this commencement been nothing else than the occasion for a 
banquet which should call forth the response to ** Sigma Chi — Its 
Corner-Stone and Fundamental Principle" by brother Runkle (which is 
printed in this issue), it would have been a memorable one in our his- 
tory. For Runkle is now the leading spirit of the four survivors of the 
''unconquerable six," as he was on that day when he threw his D. K. E. 
badge on the table with the words: **I didn't join this society to be 
anybody's tool." Jordan and Scobey are dead; Runkle, Caldwell, Bell, 
and Cooper remain. We need full biographies of all four of the living, 
and the editor in-chief requests the co-operation of any members of the 
fraternity who can assist in securing them. We trust that in the next 
volume we may be able to present sketches, at least, of Gen. Runkle 
(secured by Los Angeles Sigs), and of brother Caldwell, who lives at 
Mississippi City (secured by Sigs of Mississippi or New Orleans). 
Brother Bell lives at Dallas, Oregon, and brother Cooper at McComb, 
Ohio. Any one who will see these three last-named founders personally 
and take copious notes in an interview with them, can write a biograph- 
ical sketch which we greatly desire. The biographies given in the 
Catalogue are but skeletons of what we should know concerning our 
founders. They are too modest and too busy men to write their own 
histories, which therefore need to be drawn out by personal interviews. 

Theta had the pleasure of seeing such alumni as Dr. Geo. N. Acker, 
Rev. C. M. Stock and a number of younger men. Kappa was blessed 
with a glorious array of alumni at its annual symposium, presided over 



EDITORIAL, 345 

by its illustrious son, Hon. Alfred Taylor, of whom we had such a good 
sketch by Rev. Dr. Gessler in the May number; one of the main feat- 
ures of Bucknell's commencement was a poem by brother D. M. Jones, 
Kappa, '67. Omicron had a racy midnight banquet, with many alumni 
present. Gamma Gamma had at its hearthstone such well-known 
workers as the Rev. R. H. Bennett, Rev. Jas. Cannor, Jr., Frank Talbott 
and others. Alpha had Rev. S. P. Dillon, the founder of Chi, and Dr. 
C. O. Munns, Theta Theta, '84. Mu had a company among whom 
were ex-Grand Consul Ferris and ex Grand Praetor Stilwell. Omega 
had the honor of seeing Hon. George Peck Merrick elected president of 
Northwestern's Alumni Association, only ten years after his graduation. 
Alpha Pi had enough of its whole-souled, royal, shouting Methodists 
back to make the welkin ring. Alpha Sigma rallied the forces of the 
Twin Cities. Alpha Psi was entertained by Judge Robert Ewing, Zeta, 
'69, and Mrs. Ewing at Nashville not long before commencement. In 
short, we whooped it up all along the line, and for further particulars 
must refer to the chapter letters themselves. 

The Grand Tribune desires to acknowledge the thoughtful and kind 
hospitality with which he was treated by his old chapter at its house in 
Hanover, Indiana. It was extremely pleasant to be met by a band of 
Sigs upon arrival in the village and to sleep under a roof owned by Chi 
chapter. Attentions received from college boys are deeply appreciated 
by the alumni, and their absence is sometimes keenly felt. Only a few 
weeks ago, a prominent alumnus of Sigma Chi casually informed the 
Grand Tribune of the failure of his old chapter (which shall be name- 
less) to invite his wife to be a patroness of one of its parties. The 
chapter was, moreover, deeply obligated to the lady for a most happy 
evening spent by it and its friends in her house. Such thoughtlessness 
ought never to occur again in any chapter. Our loyal alumni cannot be 
honored too much or too often for the kindly interest displayed by them 
in our active chapters. 

But commencement brings its duties as well as its pleasures. The 
fall campaign is to be planned. Men must promise each other to return 
early to college in the fall, so as to be on hand as soon as there is a 
chance of securing the best new material. Zeta Psi is to be congratu- 
lated upon being able to hold meetings of its members during the sum- 
mer. Alpha Sigma, too, will have a chance to get in good working 
shape for the fall at its camp. Much can be done in directing good 
men to our chapters, as soon as we learn that they intend to matriculate 
in institutions where Sigma Chi is established. 

The close of the college yaar brings the close of a volume of the 



346 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Quarterly and likewise of the publications of many colleges. One of 
the first duties of the chapters next fall should be to have bound their 
past volume (or volumes) of the Quarterly and Bulletin and their 
respective college publications. The chapter library should be complete 
in these particulars if in no others. 



ZETA'S SONG. 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song Book,) 

Our Zeta*s record in the past 

Bright honors did attain; 
We'll still keep pace as time shall last, 

Her glory shall not wane. 

Chorus — Old Sigma Chi shall never die, 

For tender hearts so true 
Will ever kindly beat for you, 
Till 'neath the sod we lie. 

Our cross should ever sacred be. 

So pure and fair and white, 
And nerve our hearts when it we see 

To battle for the right. 

Chorus — 

The eagle soars with tireless wings 

Still upward in its flight. 
From murky cloud and darkness springs 

To higher realms of light. 

Chorus — 

Let us clasp hands in Sigma Chi, 

And ever bring to mind 
The dear and hallowed days gone by. 

Sweet hours of **auld lang syne." 

Chorus — 

May "In hoc signo vinces" be 

Our motto to the end. 
Lead ever on to victory 

With friend bound close to friend. 

Chorus — 

And where no ties can broken be 

In that fair Lodge above. 
The golden keys will ope to me 

A deeper, holier love. 

Chorus — 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS. 347 



Iietteirs firom Alumni Chapteirs. 

CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

• 

The last iaformal dinner of the season of the Chicago Alumni Chap- 
ter was given at the Union League Club, Friday evening, June 15, at 6 
o'clock. 

Owing to numerous other college banquets occurring on the same 
evening, the attendance was comparatively small, but it was noticed 
that those in attendance were the old stand-bys who always enjoy 
breaking bread with their brothers, even though no toast is drunk or 
responded to. 

After the viands provided for us had been discussed and cigars 
lighted, brother C. B. Eyer, vice-president, introduced in his inimitable 
way the Hon. Judge Frank Baker, and in succession called upon broth- 
ers G. P. Merrick, J. E. Watkins, Geo. Ade and others for remarks, 
which were cheerfully given. 

Brother Watkins stated that he was connected with the Field Co- 
lumbian Museum as Director of the Department of Industrial Arts, and 
that he hoped to have the pleasure of meeting all Sigs who visited the 
Museum, when he would do his best to make the visit enjoyable. 

A motion to postpone the election of officers until the fall meeting 
was adopted, and all further business, by a unanimous vote, passed 
until the next meeting. 

With a song, and promises to all meet again at the next banquet, 
closed for the year the series of five most enjoyable meetings of the 
Chicago Alumni Chapter. Those present were : 

Geo. Ade, Delta Delta, '87. Jos. C. Nate, Alpha Iota, '90. 

W. T. Alden, Omega, '91. G. C. Purdy, Alpha Phi, '92. 

Dr. Frank T. Andrews, Omega, '81. Roy K. Rockwell, Alpha Zeta, *96« 

Dr. E. Wyllys Andrews, Omega, G. B. Shattuck, Theta Theta, '90. 

*78. Edwin L. Shuman, Omega, '87. 

Edmund Andrews, Alpha Theta, '94 r. c. Spencer, Jr., Alpha Lambda, 
Judge Frank Baker, Gamma, *6i. '86. 

W. M. Booth, Omega, '78. F. J. Tourtellotte, Omega, '88. 

C. B. Eyer, Theta Theta, *88. Dr. W. C. Wise, Omega, '90. 

Geo. P. Merrick, Omega, '84. J. Elfreth Watkins, Phi, '71. 

Geo. B. Shattuck, 
Chicago, July i, 1894. Acting Secretary. 



348 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

THE NEW YORK ALUMNI ANNUAL DINNER. 

The New York Alumni Chapter of Sigma Chi assembled to eat its 
Fifth Annual Dinner at the Hotel Marlborough on the evening of May 
29, 1894. The members were rather late in arriving, but Consul Alfred 
Taylor, who believes in promptness, advised an immediate start upon 
the duties of the evening; so, although at the appointed time exactly 
thirteen men had congregated, nothing daunted, we made the descent. 

What spell will not the White Cross of Sigma Chi disperse? Even 
the witches of Endor would be powerless against the luster from the 
beautiful emblem we all love so well. After grace was asked by brother 
Leas we were seated and commenced the feast after the following plan 
of operations: 

MENU. 

Little Neck Clams, half shell. 

Soup. 

Cream of Chicken ^ la Royale. 

Consomme, Adilena. 

Hors D'oeuvre. 

Radishes. Olives. 



Fish. 

Acquellettes of Striped Bass, Dauphines. 

Potatoes en Poires. 



Releve. 

Hindquarter of Spring Lamb, Colbert. 

Quartier D'Artichauts au beurre. 



Entrees. 

Frog's Leg in Crumb d la Maryland. 

New Green Peas. 

Sorbet Nevada. 



Roast. 

Philadelphia Capon au Cresson, 

Salade de Season. 



Entrenuts. 

Assorted Cakes, Glaces Fantaisie. 

Fancy Ice Cream. 

Fruit. Crackers. Cheese. Coffee. 



The table was tastefully decorated with cut flowers, and, with the 
lines of genial faces on either side, was indeed inviting. The gathering 
was small at the start, but with brother Taylor at the head it was full of 
enthusiasm, and due honor was done to the bountiful repast, from the 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS. 349 

sedate clam to the fickle cheese, and as the advance was made, we were 
re-enforced by numerous stragglers. 

The feast commenced with decorum and small talk. Being a sedate 
and genial gathering, but little of the cup, that gives rise to excessive 
enthusiasm, was partaken, and the end was reached with all above 
board and in excellent condition to pledge their love anew. 

It was truly a chapter dinner or love feast, as our Philadelphia 
brothers would probably term it, and much was said of interest to all 
Sigs who have the welfare of the fraternity at heart, some of the subject 
matter of which will be heard of by the fraternity at large, we trust, 
with much rejoicing. 

Upon brother Taylor's right sat our much respected brother Gessler, 
and upon his left sat an equally prominent alumnus whose pleasant 
countenance was new to most of us, but was not new to the brothers 
mentioned. This was brother David P. Leas, Kappa, '63, of Philadel- 
phia. Long may he prosper, and may we see him frequently at our 
gatherings. Many wete the old recollections recalled and tales told, 
during the progress of the feast, by this trio, of doings at old Kappa in 
the 6o's. 

After the coffee, and when the cigars were lighted, the second act or 
powwow commenced. 

Letters were read from many of the fraternity's prominent alumni 
who were unfortunately deterred, in one way and another, from meeting 
with us. First among these was one from the fraternity's honored 
alumnus. Judge Howard Ferris, whom we had hoped to have with us 
on this occasion. Although the chapter was deeply disappointed at not 
having this pleasure, the letter received from him was heard with much 
interest. 

Another letter was listened to with great pleasure from Congressman 
Lafe Pence, who, with his numerous duties at the nation's capital, still 
has at heart the interest of Sigma Chi, and the desire to advance its 
glory. 

Among the other alumni from whom letters were read were Dr. E. 
E. Montgomery, Mu, '71, and Dr. A. L. Hummel, Theta, '80, both of 
whom are residents of Philadelphia and have frequently attended our 
gatherings, but were unable to do so on this occasion, as they were on 
their way to California. 

Letters were also read from Hon. W. G. Stahlneckeri Kappa, '68, of 
Yonkers, N. Y. ; O. B. Dickinson, Kappa, '77, of Chester, Pa.; and 
Thos. P. Merritt, Kappa, '66, of Reading, Pa.; and numerous others. 

As brother Portser, in his letter of regret for Kappa chapter, truly 



352 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

N. P. Conrey, Xi, '8i, and Theta Elger Reed, Alpha Upsilon, '90. 

Theta, '83. D. C. Porter, Alpha Upsilon, '93. 

Ben. P. Runkle, Alpha, '57. Hartley Shaw, Alpha Upsilon, '94. 

Melford M. Marcy, Alpha Kappa, R. G. Van Cleve, Alpha Upsilon, '94. 

'^9- David Arnold, Alpha Upsildn, '95. 

Paul Arnold, Alpha Upsilon, '90. l. r. Garrett, Alpha Upsilon, '95. 

E. B. Stuart, Alpha Upsilon, '90. h. L. Martin, Alpha Upsilon, '96. 

T. W. Robinson, Alpha Upsilon, ^ p Thompson, Alpha Upsilon, 



92. 



'97. 



I cannot tell what we had to eat. I know there was an enormous 
abundance, sufficient to give me a nightmare and a thumping headache 
next day. As for drinks — an example well worthy of imitation — there 
was nothing stimulating, and it was not needed. 

The speeches of the young men were bright, to the point, and 
showed conclusively that the speakers have learned to think clearly 
when set on end, an accomplishment of the highest value. The follow- 
ing were the toasts: "Sigma Chi — Its Corner-Stone and Fundamental 
Principle," Gen. Ben. P. Runkle; "Sigma Chi — Its Growth and 
Strength," H. L. Martin; "Sigma Chi as a Trade Mark," T. W. Rob- 
inson; "The Alumni and the Active Chapters,** Hon. N. P. Conrey; 
and "The Silent Sig,*' L. R. Garrett. Ben. P. Runkle. 

626 Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Calif., July 3, 1894. 



A SONG TO SIGMA CHI. 
( Written for the new Sigma Chi Song BookS) 

AIR FROM "WANG" — "A PRETTY GIRL.*' 

There is no "frat" like Sigma Chi, 

Where'er the light of day be; 
There are no pins can with hers vie. 

So bright and pure as they be. 
There are no boys like Sigma Chis, 

Where'er the light of day be. 
And none as true, life's journey through. 

As brave and bold as they be. 

There is no "frat" like Sigma Chi, 

Where'er the light of day be; 
There are no colors borne as high 

As gold and blue today be. 
There are no girls like true "Sig** girls, 

Where'er the light of day be, 
And none as fair, as debonair. 

As pure and chaste as they be. 

J. A. HoLP, Alpha Sigma, ex-'96. 



LETTERS FROAf ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 353 



Iiette^s ffom Aetive Chapteirs. 

FIRST PROVINCE. 

THETA— GETTYSBURGH COLLEGE. 

For Theta this has been an eventful and prosperous year. The old 
and historic campus is now deserted, familiar faces are seen no more, 
perhaps, but when we think of the achievements and pleasant incidents 
of the year we feel glad and thankful. As a fraternity we have suc- 
ceeded. In the class-room our men have been prominent, and we think 
we have reason to feel proud of our showing. In athletics we have 
received our full share of honor, being represented on the football team 
by brother Loudon, on the baseball club by brother Leisenring, and in 
general athletics by brother Bixler. In the parlor we are again the 
people. For every Sig there is a loyal Sig friend among the fair sex. 

Of the different chapters located here Theta is one of the few to own 
a lodge of its own, in which many pleasant evenings are spent by the 
Sigs, accompanied by their loyal Sig friends. 

Commencement this year, though interesting and successful, was not 
as lively as usual, owing probably to the fact that there was no Sig in 
the class to receive a diploma. Our little town was full of visitors, 
however, and among them we were glad to welcome brothers: Dr. 
George N. Acker, Washington, D. C. ; Dr. George E. Titus, Hights- 
town, N. J.; Rev. C. M. Stock, Hanover, Pa ; Daniel O. Gehr, Cham- 
bersburgh. Pa.; Edward J. McKee, Hagerstown, Md. ; and Donald P. 
McPherson, Gettysburgh, Pa. 

Theta was delightfully entertained by a recent visit from brother 
William Conklyn, Alpha Phi. 

The Spectrum made its appearance in the beginning of June, and is 
one of the best annuals ever published by the college. In the election 
of officers for next year's Spectrum staff, brother Loudon was elected 
assistant business manager, and brother Heindle associate editor. 

The inter- fraternity tennis tournament took place during commence- 
ment week, and the cup was won, for the second time,, by Phi Gamma 
Delta, amid jeers from the spectators. 

Theta, during the year, rescued three noble youths from barbarism 
and safely lodged them within the mystic walls of Sigma Chi. She 
could have done better, but she closely adheres to her motto, "Quality, 



354 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

not quantity." One other chapter did as well, Phi Gamma Delta; the 
others fell below the mark. Theta now numbers seven loyal Sigs, and, 
with one pledged man, we will begin the new year with eight. 

The only sad feature of the past year for Theta was the death of one 
of the charter members, the Rev. H. L. Ziegenfuss, S.T.D., of Pough- 
keepsie, whom we all loved for the interest he took in the welfare of 
Theta and Sigma Chi. 

The annual letter to the alumni has been written, and during the 
year all the active chapters received letters from us, so we close the year 
with no unfinished work. Walter S. Monath. 

Gettysburgh, Pa., June 23, 1894. 

[The illustration of Theta chapter presented in this issue includes 
the following men — beginning at the right, those standing are — Walter 
S. Monath, Wm. Hersh, W. H. H. Bixler; sitting, Warren K. Damuth, 
Frank S. Leisenring, John B. McPherson, Henry Olewine, Edward W. 
Loudon; on the floor, A. M. Bixler, Norman S. Heindel.] 

KAPPA— BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Another college cycle has passed, and to Kappa it has been a year 
crowned with enjoyment and prosperity. Since our last we have initi- 
ated one new man in the person of Henry Frost Scatchard, '98, of Nor- 
ristown. Pa., whom we are proud to introduce to the fraternity at large 
as one of the good and true. 

Commencement is over, and during its progress one of the main 
features was a poem, delivered by our good whole-souled Sig, David 
M. Jones, '67. 

On the evening before commencement our annual symposium and 
reunion took place. This was a night long looked forward to, and any 
one present can testify, it was not in vain, as it was one of those conge- 
nial gatherings that only Sigs can have. 

About thirty members sat around the old V in our chapter halls, and 
at the head was our able Toastmaster Alfred Taylor, '66, who, in a 
pointed speech full of advice, aroused enthusiasm in plenty in old Sigma 
Chi. Other toasts were given by T. J. Baker, Ward R. Bliss, David 
M. Jones, Alonzo DeLarme, J. F. Duncan, A. T. Wells, A. M. Freas, 
F. B. Hargrave, W. S. Patrick, and C. E. Folmer. 

Those present were: Alfred Taylor, '66, New York City; David M. 
Jones, '67, Wilkesbarre; J. Thompson Baker, '69; Ward R. Bliss, '74, 
Chester; Jno. F. Duncan, '75; Wm. R. FoUmer, '77; W. S. Patrick, 
'88, Woodstown, N. J.; A. M. Freas, '85, Wilkesbarre; Bert Freas, '89, 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 355 

Scranton; A. T. Wells, '87, Chicago; F. B. Hargrave, '89, Greensburg; 
R. M. Strawbridge, '85; C. E. Folmer, '92, Shenandoah; W. C. Ginter, 
'88; B. W. Kinports, '95, Cherry Tree; L. H. Ryon, '95, Shamokin; 
and the active chapter. On this occasion we were happy to have in our 
midst Rev. Alonzo DeLarme, Lambda, Indiana State University, '87, 
who told us all about Sigma Chi in Indiana. 

Our prospects for next year are bright, although not extremely so, 
as only four of this year's chapter will return in the fall; but fostered as 
she is by her alumni. Kappa will always live at Bucknell. 

Lewisburg, Pa., June 28, 1894. Iden M. Portser. 

OMICRON— DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

It was the 3d of June, 1894. Dickinson's commencement week was 
again opened, and another year was added to the history of this veteran 
institution. On this day, at 10:30 a. m., President Reed of Dickinson 
College preached the Baccalaureate sermon before the graduating 
classes of the law school and the college. At 6 p. m. an open air service 
by the college Y. M. C. A. was held, and at 7:30 p. m. the annual ser- 
mon before the college Y. M. C. A. was delivered by Bishop Cyrus 
D. Foss, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

On Monday, June 4, the commencement exercises of the law school 
took place at 4 p. m. Nineteen men were graduated. On the evening of 
this day, at 8, the college orchestra gave its commencement concert. 
At 10 the Junior promenade took place, and at 12:30 all Sigma Chis in 
Carlisle seemed to gravitate to a single point, as it were, and that point 
was a heavily laden and beautifully decorated banquet table. At ten 
minutes before one all Omicron's active members, together with broth- 
ers Hays, '93; Wooden, '93; Foster, '93; Carmon, '85; Bond, '86; Nich- 
olson, '78; Long, '76; Diven, '78; Grey, '97, all of Omicron; Conklin of 
Cornell, and Dakin of Theta, began to eat. One by one the finely pre- 
pared courses drifted into the history of Omicron chapter, and it was 
not till daylight that our menu was exhausted. Then brother Bond 
arose and, with fitting remarks, introduced the toasts, he being toast- 
master. At last we adjourned to the college campus to have some 
songs and some yells (and wake up everybody in east college). Thus 
ended one of Omicron's most successful commencement banquets. 

On June 5, at 2 p. m., the class day exercises of the class of '94 were 
held. Being a member of this class, modesty prohibits me from ex- 
pressing my own opinion of this day's exercises, but the public says that 
it was the most successful class day held at Dickinson for many years. 

The compneccement german was held on the evening of the same 



356 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

day. The leader of the german was brother Raphael Hays, '94. This 
german was a most successful one, and was made doubly enjoyable (to 
us, at least) by reason of two facts. First, the very large number of 
Sigma Chi ipen present, and second, the number of Sig pins which 
adorned so many of the fair ones. Talk about Sig girls — you never saw 
anything like it! One young lady is so loyal that upon that evening she 
was permitted to wear two Sig pins. A member of a rival fraternity, 
upon seeing this young lady bearing her double burden of honor with 
such ease, delight, and dignity, was overheard saying, ^^It's all up. 
We're not in it." 

But we must finish the account of commencement week. On 
Wednesday at 10:30 the commencement exercises of '94 were held. 
Twenty-nine men and two women were graduated. After these exer- 
cises the commencement banquet was held, and that evening at 8 p. m. 
the president held his reception. 

This ended commencement. Now, there is one comment we would 
like to make. The time is too short. It takes too much of a mad rush 
to get through with everything from Monday to Wednesday evening. 
Our president shows wisdom in some things, but in changing com- 
mencement day from Thursday to Wednesday he made a mistake, 
whereby much of the pleasure of commencement week is spoiled by the 
unnecessary rush of events. 

Omicron now stands at the top at Dickinson, and everything seems 
to say that she will stay there. We lose a number of men this year, 
but those left behind are made of the right kind of material, and we 
depend on them with confidence to keep up Omicron*s present high, 
standard. 

As to the graduates: one Omicron man graduated from the law 
school — John F. Morris, of Philadelphia. His plan for the present is 
to start out in the practice of law in the city of Philadelphia. The col- 
lege graduates were Raphael S. Hays, of Carlisle, who expects to study 
medicine at the University of Pennsylvania next year; Joseph W. Stay- 
man, of Shiremanstown, Pa.,, who expects to study law in Mechanics- 
burg, Pa., next year; John D. Bertolette, of Mauch Chunk, Pa., who is 
already in the wholesale commission business at 323 S. Front street, 
Philadelphia, Pa., with his cousin, J. C. Loose, Omicron, '87; and 
Norman Landis, of Carlisle, who in the fall will go to New York City to 
continue his studies in music. 

The following men do not expect to return next year — Ray Zug, '97, 
of Carlisle; Frank A. Awl, *97, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Blake E. Irvine, 
'95, of Brookville, Pa. Norman Landis. 

Carlisle, Pa., June 19, 1894. 



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ALPHA ALPHA— HOBART COLLEGE. 

Another commencement has come and gone, and another year closes 
upon the history of Alpha Alpha. Upon the whole the past year has 
been a very successful one for us, and could we live it over, there are 
not many things we would wish to be different. Starting in last Sep- 
tember with but five men, we increased the number during the year to 
sixteen. We lose by graduation one brother — Harry Piatt Seymour, 
B.L. With fifteen men back next fall we certainly ought to make some 
sort of a "bid" for new men, and we cannot help feeling rather confident 
of the result. 

Commencement time is always the most enjoyable of the college 
year at Hobart, as then, with the year's work successfully passed (or 
even otherwise), we are able to pay attention to the calls of society and 
enjoy the dance until the **wee small*' hours without the dread of flunk- 
ing in an hour examination the next day. The Senior Ball was given 
June 28, and passed off in a very pleasant manner. We had with us on 
this occasion brother Vorce, a graduate of Alpha Theta, and the long 
talk we had after the ball on the ever interesting subject, Sigma Chi, 
will always be remembered with gratitude by those of us who had the 
pleasure of listening to brother Vorce. 

Thursday, in addition to the usual commencement exercises, which 
took place in the morning, the students turned out in great numbers to 
see the laying of the corner-stone of the Demarest Library, an addition 
to the old library i^ich was greatly needed. The campus presented a 
pretty sight during the ceremony. The graduating class, clad in their 
caps and gowns, headed by the bishop and other church dignitaries, 
stood in the centre of the space cleared about the foundations, and all 
about were crowds of the town people, all dressed in their prettiest cos- 
tumes, and in the background the long line of trees which gave just the 
desired effect. The day was well advanced when the ceremony was 
over, and all departed to their homes to take in advance the sleep they 
would need so much on the following morning. The ball was a fitting 
climax to such a day of pleasure. 

While there is so much interest rife in baseball it may be well to say 
that Alpha Alpha had the pleasure of taking the pennant at Hobart last 
year; that is, we would have taken it had there been one. The Kappa 
Alpha fraternity challenged us to a game of ball, and, with many mis- 
givings, we accepted. Judge of the surprise of everybody when we 
came out victorious by a score of 12-5 in an errorless game. We had 
come to look upon defeat as certain, as we had been told by disinter- 
ested persons at least fifty times that we didn't stand a ghost of a show 



358 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

against them with five men on the 'Varsity. But just before the game 
brother Burch, who does not play ball but who had come down to yell 
for Sigma Chi, found a four-leaved clover, and of course after that we 
just had to win. 

Thus far Alpha Alpha has had a hard fight in the college world, but 
our perseverance is telling, and soon we will be on an equal footing with 
any crowd at Hobart. They have the advantage of long standing and a 
town people in sympathy with then). This we have had to fight against, 
and we can say now that we are gradually getting a foothold which can- 
not be dislodged. We ask all Sigs to visit us and give us the encour- 
agement we so much appreciate. Frankun £. Smith. 

Geneva, N. Y., July 2, 1894. 

ALPHA RHO— LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

One year in Sigma Chi ! Starting with the splendid initiation early 
in the fall term, we have more than held our own during this first year. 
Five men were initiated, the last being Edward Ernest Taylor, '96, of 
Fort Wayne, Ind. In addition to Kappa Alpha, Chi Psi has entered 
since our re-establishment, making the fifteenth fraternity at Lehigh; 
but Sigma Chi has certainly had her share of honors. 

We had no men on the base ball or lacrosse teams, but had things 
our own way in the annual spring sports between Lehigh and Lafayette. 
Brother Wheeler won the mile, brother Warner the 440 yard dash, and 
brother Olmstead the 100 and 200 yard dashes aad the running broad 
jump, in which he raised the record from 19 feet i inch to 19 feet 7 
inches. In consideration of his work, brother Olmstead was elected 
captain of the track team for next year, which position brother Warner 
held this year. Our baseball team this year was not the best we have 
ever had, and the lacrosse men lost the championship to the in no way 
superior Stevens* team; however, hopes are centered on the fall and 
football, for which the prospects are bright. 

We have held numerous offices during the past year, and a number 
have been already elected to positions for the next year, among which 
brother Beach is auditor from ninety-sjx and the writer is secretary of 
the new "Epitome" Board. 

The four seniors who graduated were all prominent in college: 
brother Henshaw as president of the christian association ; brother 
Sykes as vice-president of the Electrical Engineering Society; brother 
Warner in a number of important positions; and brother Wooden as 
guard on the football team. The first three graduated as electrical 
engineers, and brother Wooden from the civil engineering department. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 359 

We shall more than miss them, but know they will always be staunch 
helpers of Alpha Rho and Sigma Chi. 

Several of the fellows had sisters or other relatives and friends here 
during commencement week and a gala time was had. The Sophomore 
promenade and calculus cremation, on the Saturday evening preceding 
the Baccalaureate sermon, were especially successful, probably because 
two of the seven members of that committee were Sigs, viz., brothers 
Beach and Laramy. Sunday heard the Baccalaureate sermon by Bishop 
Thompson, of Mississippi, and Monday afternoon witnessed the class 
day exercises, which were unusually good, while the white cross was to 
be frequently seen at the June hop and receptions. Brother Wooden 
stood among the foremost in his class and delivered one of the orations 
on Wednesday morning, University Day. 

Ten old men expect to return in the fall, and with prospects of a 
goodly number of freshmen, we are hoping for a very successful year. 

In closing, it would not be well to omit stating that certain of the 
brothers took prominent and enjoyable parts in the commencement 
exercises of the Fern Sems in Bethlehem. Robert E. Laramy. 

South Bethlehem, Pa., June 27, 1894. 

ALPHA PHI— CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

The academic year of 1893-94 ^^is, perhaps, been the most eventful 
one in the history of Alpha Phi. It has been a period in which our 
chapter has demanded recognition for its ability not only on the athletic 
field but also in the field of debate, in which sphere she has taken a 
leading part. 

Although we shall suffer an irreparable loss by the graduation of 
brothers Hall, Ornsbee, Snowhook, and Lane, we point with pride to ^ 
their honorable records at Cornell as Sigma Chis, and look forward with 
happy anticipation to the next fall term, when we shall again welcome 
into our fold brothers Rogers (who was taken sick with typhoid fever 
last winter, and who will return to graduate in '95) and Johnson, '93, 
who will also be with us for another year to finish his course in the law 
school, and who will be captain of the baseball team next spring. We 
were represented on the commencement stage by brothers Hall and 
Ornsbee. Brother Hall will enter the Columbia Law School next year, 
and brothers Ornsbee, Snowhook, and Lane will probably all engage in 
the practice of law — the former some place in New York state and the 
two latter in Chicago. 

The successful season predicted for our baseball team in our last 
letter has been fully realized; but the crowning event of the season was 



36o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

the materialization of the predicted victory of our crew over that of the 

University of Pennsylvania, and the men of Alpha Phi who were blessed 

with the privilege of being '*in at the death" will never forget the easy 

way in which Cornell crossed the line a good three lengths in the lead, 

or the subsequent nocturnal celebration, and will always cherish in 

memory that visit with Charley Young over there in Camden as one of 

the most enjoyable events of the year. 

Our fond hopes of having a chapter house of our own next fall have 

developed into a positive reality. Brother Wells, of New York City, 

has been engaged in the work of preparing the plans and specifications 

for several weeks, and as soon as these are finished we shall be ready to 

receive bids and go ahead with the work. Too much cannot be said in 

praise of brother Gerry for his assistance and energetic work in the 

development and materialization of this pet scheme of ours, and our 

only regret is that **Stebe" will not be back again next year to enjoy 

our new chapter house life with us. 

« 
Ithaca, N. Y., June 28, 1894. C. R. Neare. 

ALPHA CHI— PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

We have the pleasure of introducing to the fraternity Messrs. C. 
McH. Ely, '96, Newport, Pa.; W. C. Smith, '96, Sewickly, Pa.; W. S. 
Montgomery, '97, McEwensville, Pa.; Wm. Campbell, '98, Port Royal, 
Pa.; and Geo. D. Taylor, '98, Reedsville, Pa. We were assisted in the 
initiation by brothers Reed, '92, Foster, '93, Dale, '93, and Gray, ex-*94. 
This was the hardest work that our **Billy** has had for several months. 
We hope to give him plenty to do in the near future. 

The college Young Men's Christian Associations met here during the 
last week of April. One of the results of this convention is, that our 
association has determined to erect a Y. M. C. A. hall on the campus, 
costing not less than ;j 100, 000. Popular subscriptions are being made 
to raise this amount. 

By recent action of the faculty and trustees provision has been made 
for a * 'summer school*' of two weeks, directly following commencement, 
the time of which is to be occupied exclusively with practical training 
in the laboratories, shops and fields, and attendance at which will be 
required of all the students of the freshman, sophomore, and junior 
classes who take a technical course. The object of this arrangement is 
to allow a period of uninterrupted practice in the machine shops and in 
the surveying of fields and mines, which cannot be secured in the ordi- 
nary course of daily employment during term time. 

The intercollegiate athletic sports were held here on May 19. Not- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS, 361 

withstanding the downpour of rain, the following records were broken: 
two mile bicycle record was lowered to 5 minutes 312/3 seconds; 120 
yards hurdle record lowered to 17 ^ seconds; in throwing the 16 pound 
hammer the distance was increased to 116 feet 7.8 inches. The follow- 
ing is the record of the colleges represented: Swarthmore, 66)^ points; 
Pennsylvania State College, 33; Western University, 10 J^; Lehigh, 6; 
Lafayette, o. Dickinson and Gettysburgh colleges were not repre- 
sented. We had the pleasure of greeting brothers Loomis, Wheeler, 
and Warner of Alpha Rho, who contested for Lehigh. 

The following baseball games were played on the home grounds this 
spring: Altoona League 10, State 10; Dickinson i, State 8; Cuban 
Giants 13, State 11; Demorest 4, State 7. 

The La Vie, the annual publication of the junior class, was issued on 
May 10. This annual reflects great credit upon the class of *95 and will 
compare favorably with the publications of other colleges. 

The battalion participated in the reception given to Gen. Hastings, 
the Republican nominee for Governor, who is a great friend of the col- 
lege, at Bellefonte on May 24. The battalion was formed in ** street- 
column," and preceded the General's carriage from the station to his 
residence. The annual inspection of the battalion was conducted by 
Capt. H. J. Nowlan of the 7th Cavalry, on May 25. Capt. Nowlan is 
assistant to the Inspector General of the Department of the East, Gen. 
O. O. Howard, and is stationed -at New York. The battalion and 
accoutrements were in better condition than ever before. About 180 
men were **in line." A[^new feature has been introduced in the military 
department, which cannot be otherwise than productive of good results. 
Papers on military subjects have been written by all the seniors. The 
following subjects have been discussed: military engineering, field engi- 
neering, guard duty, outposts, military signalling with the heliograph, 
target practice and infantry firing. 

The annual debate between the literary societies was held in the col- 
lege chapel on May 9. Brother Banks, '94, was one of the speakers 
and presented his side of the question in a very able manner. 

Commencement week opened with the Baccalaureate sermon by the 
Rev. Geo. T. Purves of Princeton Theological Seminary on Sunday, 
June 10. 

The interclass field sports for the '92 cup were held on June 11. 
This cup was given by the class of '92 to the class winning the greatest 
number of points in football, baseball and general athletics. This year 
the cup was won by '96. 

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362 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

for the election of officers, followed by the dinner in the college armory. 
In the evening they were addressed by the Hon. Marriott Brozius, of 
Lancaster, Pa. The address on graduation day was delivered by Dr. 
Pepper, Provost of the University of Pennsylvania. In his address he 
remarked that Pennsylvania State College would soon be called Penn- 
sylvania State University. 

The most enjoyable event of the year was held on Wednesday even- 
ing, in the form of an ** assembly,*' by the class of '95 to the graduates. 
To close the festivities of commencement season, we entertained our 
friends at the chapter house on Thursday evening. About forty people 
were present. Dancing was continued until an early hour Friday 
morning. 

We lose by graduation brothers Banks, Kremer, and Thompson. 
Banks goes into his father's law office; Kremer is in business with his 
father in Philadelphia; Thompson intends to enter the law department 
of the University of Pennsylvania. Our best wishes for success in all 
that they undertake go with them. 

During commencement week we had the pleasure of greeting broth- 
ers Machey, Kappa; and Reed, '92, Foster, '93, and Gray, ex-* 94, of 
Alpha Chi. Thos. Baumgardner. 

State College, Pa., June 25, 1894. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZETA— WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. 

A week of pleasure for those who remained for the finals of Wash- 
ington and Lee is over. The ball was a decided success, and great 
credit is due our Phi Gamma Delta friend James B..Bullit, the president 
of the ball. A marked feature of the ball was the unusual number of 
pretty girls from all over Virginia, and many from other states. The 
hall was tastefully decorated, the floor in excellent condition, and every- 
thing to make it the success it was. Weber's band from Washington 
furnished us with music and dancing was kept up till the early morning. 

We enjoyed, besides, the able addresses, especially the one of the 
great economist Roger Q. Mills. 

The boat race was witnessed by an immense crowd, who were fully 
repaid the little inconvenience to them from a delay in the race, caused 
by a hard rain just as the boats were starting. The Albert Sidney, the 
successful crew of last year, won. 

In fraternity matters: the entrance of the Theta Nu Epsilon frater- 
nity, composed of fraternity men, into the University has caused more 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. ' 363 

comment than anything that has happened this year. After being 
secretly organized in the University for some months, they made their 
debut in the form of a german. The hall was prettily decorated with 
the fraternity colors, black and green, and dainty refreshments added to 
the success of the occasion. The new chapter numbered at the close of 
the year about twenty, two of the twenty being Sigma Chis. 

Brother Munford, who left us last year, spent a part of the com- 
mencement with us and with a sweet Sigma Chi girl, whom he left 
behind. We lose this year our brother and neighbor Chas. E. Kil- 
bourne. Alpha Gamma, '93, who graduated this year at the Virginia 
Military Institute with high honors. 

A new feature in the University is the summer law school conducted 
by Profs. Graves and Tucker. There promises to be a good attendance 
this, its first summer. 

Every member of this year's chapter hopes to be back next year, and 
all indications point to a strong and influential chapter. We have 
already several good men in view and shall exert every effort to capture 
more from the other freshmen. D. Weaver. 

Lexington, Va., June 29, 1894. 

GAMMA GAMMA— RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. 

Since our last writing, college classes have gone on in their usual 
routine, interrupted only here and there by the advent of some visiting 
college team and the excitement of a closely contested baseball game. 
Thus matters continued until the first of June, when final examinations 
began, lasting until the i6th. 

The past session has been one of marked success for Randolph- 
Macon institutions, and in her college, woman's college and two acade- 
mies she has had an enrollment of over 450. In the college proper 
much progress has been made in athletics, and the baseball team of '94 
has been very successful, winning 10 out of 15 games played, and losing 
by only very close scores. Since our last report, the following games 
have been played: 

Randolph-Macon, 3-Wake Forest College (N. C), 11 — at home. 

i2-Columbian University (D. C), 10— " 
3-Richmond College, 5 — at Richmond. 
5- " " 3— 



2_ • • ' • I • • 



8- " " II — 

Sigma Chi has had her share of the success which has visited Ran- 
dolph-Macon. During the last year the chapter has been one of the 
largest in the history of Sigma Chi at Ashland, and, though large, has 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 365 

SIGMA SIGMA— HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

At last the session is over and now we have the pleasant task of 
eviewing the achievements of Sigma Chi in this portion of her wide 
iomain. We close the year this time with unusually fortunate circum- 
itances — out of eleven men we lose two only, and one of them will be 
n the seminary here. This gives us the largest chapter in college to 
)egin with next fall, an honor which we have held during the past ses- 
lion. The recent extinction of Alpha Tau Omega here reduces our list 
)f chapters to eight, which is no small number for an institution of 
40 students. 

Our commencement has been a most delightful one. A great many 
nsitors came to grace the "hiir* with their presence, and added much 
to the pleasure of the students. 

On Tuesday night the Union Literary Society held its celebration, 
ind Sigma Chi was ably represented by Bro. Dunlap as the senior 
)rator. The next eveninpj was devoted to the Philanthropic Society, 
It which time the Danebrog cross glistened with its accustomed bright- 
less on the breasts of two of its ardent defenders, Bro. Morton as pre- 
lentor of the Essayist medal, and Bro. Trinkle the winner of the 
Sophomore Debater's medal. Bros. Mason and Benson acted as mar- 
;hals on these nights respectively. The regular commencement took 
)lace Thursday morning, when Bro. Dunlap received his double degree 
)f A. B., B. S., and the writer was awarded the prize scholarship of his 
:lass. Out of three students in the sophomore class who received dis- 
inctions in every department during the session, were Bros. Benson 
ind Stuart, and among a small number in the college who lost this 
lonor in only one study were Bros. Trinkle, Ferguson and Mason. 
Sigma Chi held the president's chair in the class of '95, in the person 
)f Bro. Ferguson, and in the class of '97 this office was sustained by 
Bro. Mason. Bro. Trinkle served this season as manager of the sopho- 
nore base ball team, the champion one of the college. We are repre- 
sented on the Magazine and Annual staffs by Bro. Ferguson. And yet 
IS we close this account of some of our own victories, we realize that 
)ur chief cause for congratulation is found, not in Sigma Sigma the 
:hapter, but in Sigma Chi the fraternity, whose noble sons are winning 
Dright laurels throughout the whole region of the American student- 
lody. 

Several weeks ago Bros. Manzy and Southall left us, the former to 
mgage in religious work in Danbury, N. C, the latter to go to his 
lome in Charlottesville. Bro. Southall will begin his course in the 
Union Theological Seminary next fall. 



364 7 HE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY.. 

been representative in every respect and the acknowledged leader in the 
Greek world here. Her men have received honors in every field — ath- 
leticy social, scholastic and literary. Though excelling in these respects, 
our criterion for selecting men has always been congeniality, such as 
makes every man dear to his frat mates, and the parting at commence- 
ment doubly sad. Our prospects for next year are bnght, and with six 
almost certain to return and with the probability of two, brothers Hood 
and Ricks of '93, joining again with us, there can be no reason why the 
chapter of next year should not be better than ever before. This year 
we lose one man by graduation, brother £. A. Edwards of Westminster, 
Md., who receives his A.B. degree. With him go our best wishes, and 
may his future career be as bright as his college life has been. If any 
Sigma Chi should chance to meet him, he will find in him a true and 
loyal friend, ever ready to assist in time of need and to glor}' in his 
friends' success. Others of our men will leave to enter business, but 
we all have a lingering hope that they may chance to change their 
minds and return for one year more. 

During commencement, though the addresses and social features 
were much enjoyed, still the most pleasing part was the meeting with 
the alumni of Gamma Gamma and other Sigma Chis visiting at com- 
mencement. Among the alumni of Gamma Gamma present were: T. 
R. Freeman, '92; Frank Talbott, '89; R. H. Bennett, '82; Jas. Cannon, 
'82; R. H. Hood, '93; John W. Sebrell, '92, and Psi, '94; W. A. Chris- 
tian, Alpha Psi, '92; W. B. Beauchamp, Alpha Psi, '93; and Frank H. 
Chalmers, Tau, '73. The meeting with these loyal men has increased 
our love for Sigma Chi, and, on the other hand, their return to alma 
mater has awakened renewed interest in the fraternity. Among other 
things talked over, a reunion of Sigma Chis at next commencement was 
decided upon, and the organizing work was put in the hands of a com- 
mittee. This meeting together of active and alumni men is ever enjoy- 
able, and though some of us meet for the first time, yet within a few 
hours we begin to feel as if we had been friends forever, and the depart- 
ure of these is almost as great a cause of regret as that of college mates 
of the present year; but we hope to meet all of these and many more at 
next commencement, when we can promise them a far more enjoyable 
visit. 

The session has closed most propitiously, and with pride we entrust 
the future success of the chapter to the care of those returning next 
year, expecting to hear of a steady but cautious advancement, which 
will keep Sigma Chi up to the standard she has ever maintained. 

Ashland, Va., June 25, 1894. Henry A. Christian. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 365 

SIGMA SIGMA— HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

At last the session is over and now we have the pleasant task of 
reviewing the achievements of Sigma Chi in this portion of her wide 
domain. We close the year this time with unusually fortunate circum- 
stances — out of eleven men we lose two only, and one of them will be 
in the seminary here. This gives us the largest chapter in college to 
begin with next fall, an honor which we have held during the past ses- 
sion. The recent extinction of Alpha Tau Omega here reduces our list 
of chapters to eight, which is no small number for an institution of 
140 students. 

Our commencement has been a most delightful one. A great many 
visitors came to grace the ''hill*' with their presence, and added much 
to the pleasure of the students. 

On Tuesday night the Union Literary Society held its celebration, 
and Sigma Chi was ably represented by Bro. Dunlap as the senior 
orator. The next evening was devoted to the Philanthropic Society, 
at which time the Danebrog cross glistened with its accustomed bright- 
ness on the breasts of two of its ardent defenders, Bro. Morton as pre- 
sentor of the Essayist medal, and Bro. Trinkle the winner of the 
Sophomore Debater's medal. Bros. Mason and Benson acted as mar- 
shals on these nights respectively. The regular commencement took 
place Thursday morning, when Bro. Dunlap received his double degree 
of A. B., B. S., and the writer was awarded the prize scholarship of his 
class. Out of three students in the sophomore class who received dis- 
tinctions in every department during the session, were Bros. Benson 
and Stuart, and among a small number in the college who lost this 
honor in only one study were Bros. Trinkle, Ferguson and Mason. 
Sigma Chi held the president's chair in the class of '95, in the person 
of Bro. Ferguson, and in the class of '97 this office was sustained by 
Bro. Mason. Bro. Trinkle served this season as manager of the sopho- 
more base ball team, the champion one of the college. We are repre- 
sented on the Magazine and Annual staffs by Bro. Ferguson. And yet 
as we close this account of some of our own victories, we realize that 
our chief cause for congratulation is found, not in Sigma Sigma the 
chapter, but in Sigma Chi the fraternity, whose noble sons are winning 
bright laurels throughout the whole region of the American student- 
body. 

Several weeks ago Bros. Manzy and Southall left us, the former to 
engage in religious work in Danbury, N. C, the latter to go to his 
home in Charlottesville. Bro. Southall will begin his course in the 
Union Theological Seminary next fall. 



366 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

We would like to compliment the editor of our Quarterly for its 
beautiful and interesting style, both in appearance and contents, and 
especially on the May number, of which we feel justly proud. 

Hampden-Sidney, Va., June i6, 1894. J. L. Stuart. 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA— MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

Commencement week began with the Baccalaureate sermon, deliv- 
ered by Dr. W. O. Thompson, President of the University, on the 
evening of June 17, on the ** Dangers of an Education.'* Tuesday the 
address was delivered before the literary societies followed by the grad- 
uation exercises of the two societies. Wednesday morning the alumni 
held their meeting under the trees in the campus, after which the alumni 
dinner was served in the University chapel. In the afternoon the meet- 
ing of the board of trustees was held, and in the evening the first orator- 
ical contest held under the auspices of the Miami Oratorical Association, 
which has been but recently organized and has the promise of becoming 
a thriving institution. 

Thursday, June 21, was the annual commencement day. The class 
was composed of eleven members, three of whom delivered orations. 
The annual address was delivered by L. W. Ross of the class of '52, 
after which the degrees were conferred, two of which fell to Sigma Chis. 
Brother E. P. Robinson, '93, of Oxford, Ohio, had the degree of M. A. 
conferred upon him for work done in the University, and the degree of 
D.D. was conferred upon brother A. J. McFarland, class of '58, of St. 
Johns, N. B. 

We did not lose any men by graduation this year, and consequently 
will have a comparatively strong chapter next year. On Wednesday 
night we initiated a man whom we are justly proud to introduce to the 
Sigma Chi world — a man who, on being asked to join one of the other 
frats here, answered, **No, I would rather study Latin than belong to 
that chapter," but afterward, when asked to become a Sigma Chi, was 
not long in saying **Yes.** We introduce to you, our brothers, Bertram 
Lee Hitch, '97, of Bantam, Clermont county, Ohio. After the initiation 
a banquet was served in our hall. Dr. C. O. Munns, Theta Theta, '84, 
acted as toastmaster. Toasts were responded to by all, and leaving the 
table, we made the streets of old Oxford ring with Sig songs and 

Who, who, who am I? 
I'm a loyal Sigma Chi, etc. 

We were glad to have brother S. P. Dillon, Chi, '71, with us com- 



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aencement day. He came up from Hamilton to visit our chapter and 
he home of his early school days. He attended Miami from '67 to '69, 
nd then went to Hanover to finish the next two years of his course. 
There he organized and established the Chi chapter of our fraternity. 

We will have six active and one pledged man to start with next year, 
nd, with bright prospects for the University, we predict a prosperous 
ear for Sigma Chi. Will H. Nutt. 

Oxford, Ohio, June 22, 1894. 

MU— DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

Commencement week at Denison was an especially interesting one. 
^ever before were there so many alumni and friends of the institution 
present at commencement exercises. The dedication of Barney Memo- 
ial Science Hall and Doane Academy Hall were special features, but 
be whole week was one of great interest, and no doubt this is but an 
adication that the increase of students and facilities for instruction will 
;o steadily on. 

The Baccalaureate sermon before the graduating class was delivered 
)unday, June 10, by Dr. George Dana Boardman, of Philadelphia, and 
n the evening that before Shepardson College by Rev. Charles Rhodes, 
►f Brooklyn, N. Y. Monday was college field day, on which several 
ecords were broken. The results of the Doane prize literary contest, 
i^hich took place Tuesday evening between the Franklin and Calliopean 
Societies, showed a victory for the former and for Sigma Chi as well. 
Three of the four contests were won by Franklin, the prize for the ora- 
ion being carried off with great credit by brother A. C. Baldwin, '96. 
The commencement exercises of the academy, Shepardson College and 
)enison University occurred on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 
nornings, respectively. The graduating class of the academy was ably 
.ddressed by our brother. Judge Howard Ferris, of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Considering the fact that in former years defeat on the baseball dia- 
nond has been the rare exception with the Denison team, this year has 
)een an unsuccessful one, but we labored throughout with a crippled 
eam, and are not entirely dissatisfied with the season's playing. The 
ast game of the year, played in the afternoon of field day against Ken- 
'on College, resulted in a victory for our boys. The following is a tab- 
ilated account of this year's games: 

Ann Arbor, 8-Denison, 6 Wittenberg, 13-Denison, 12 

Columbus Mutes, 2- " 17 Ohio State University, 10- " 7 

Capital University, I- " 2 Columbus Barracks, 4- " 11 

Ohio Wesleyan, 4- " 9 " •' 17- " 6 

Kenyon, 3 -Denison, 8 



368 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

We had three men on the team, and they report a pleasant reception by 
the Sigs at Delaware and Ohio State University, as well as by brother 
Cressey, ex-' 96, at Springfield. Denison is one of the seven colleges 
chosen for the football tournament at the Ohio State Fair in September. 
Brother A. E. De Armond is captain and manager of the team. 

As a chapter we have been somewhat lax in our social life, having 
given no reception this term; but the members have given a great many 
receptions to which but one was invited, so that we stand well in social 
circles. The chapter has been the recipient of two dinners tendered by 
Mrs. Dean, of Newark, mother of brother A. W. Dean, and by Mrs. 
Sheppard, the mother of one of our preps. 

We have initiated no men this term, having decided it to be better 
not to initiate the incoming freshmen till the fall term. At that time 
we have one pledged man — A. L. Evans — to initiate, and the prospects 
for more excellent men are bright. Although we lose no members by 
graduation, we shall probably miss the faces of two of our best men — 
brothers W. P. Kerr and Carl Burns. Brother Burns expects to enter 
Ohio State University, while brother Kerr will pursue a business course. 
However, we still hope that they may change their plans and return to 
us in the fall. 

The local chapter of Phi Gamma Delta has had the mortification of 
having its ritual and other documents stolen from its hall, in which loss 
it has the sympathy of the fraternity men of Denison. 

The white cross glittered during commencement week to the paling 
of all other emblems, notwithstanding the Betas had a reunion. The 
visiting Sigs were: Judge Howard Ferris, '76; E. E. Ferris, ex-*84; A. 
A. Thresher, '91; L. R. ZoUars, '83; B. B. Thresher, '92; G. K. Goul- 
ding, '84; Frank G. Warden, '80; Frank Whittemore, '92; H. C. Spicer, 
ex-'95; B. J. Brotherton, ex-'73; Henry C. Stilwell, '89; Harvey Keeler, 
*8o; Frank D. Hall, ex-'84; and Geo. D. Hutson, '93. We also received 
visits from brothers Frank Morse, '85; C. L. Owen, '85; and K. B. 
Cressey, ex-'96, earlier in the term. 

In summing up the year's work we can say that Mu has held her 
own along every line, and we can look forward to next year with a con- 
fidence that the chapter will be even more prosperous. 

Granville, Ohio, June 27, 1894. Eugene M. Waters. 

ZETA ZETA— CENTRE COLLEGE. 

The seventy-first commencement of Centre College recently brought 
to a close the most successful session in its history. Nearly 300 stu- 
dents were enrolled, and a class of 21 were graduated. A new library 



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building has been erected, and plans are making for a modern academy 
building and a handsome memorial chapel. 

One of the most important moves that Centre College has ever made 
will be the opening of a law department on the 2d of next October. 
Hon. J. Proctor Knott, LL. D., Kentucky's ex-Congressman, ex Gover- 
nor, noted scholar, wit and orator, will be the dean of the faculty and 
will devote his entire time to the work. His associate professors will 
be Hons. R. P. Jacobs, LL. D., and Jno. W. Yerkes, A. M., LL. B. — 
well-known members of Kentucky's bar. Lectures during the session 
will be given by Justice Jno. M. Harlan of the United States Supreme 
Court, Vice-President Adlai E. Stevenson, Judges Jas. H. Hazelrigg, 
E. P. Humphrey, Michael Saufley, Attorney General Hendrick of Ken- 
tucky, and others. It will be seen that the school, in point of faculty, 
lecturers and equipments, will at once rank with the foremost of the 
United States. The prospects for the future of old Centre were never 
brighter. 

Zeta Zeta, the past year, has numbered twelve. Brothers Atherton, 
A. C. Van Winkle, Willis, McElroy, Mize, and Beatty will probably 
return the coming session. Brother Owsley, our only graduate, and 
orator of his class at commencement, will study law. Brother Breckin- 
ridge will probably do likewise under his father, a noted member of 
Danville's bar. Dorman, ditto, and McCormick, Brennan, and Cheek 
will continue at love-making and athletics. 

Zeta Zeta has captured the college and social honors as if by drag- 
net the past year, scarcely one escaping. Centre was creditably repre- 
sented in the Kentucky intercollegiate oratorical by brother Owsley, 
brother Breckinridge being next best contestant for the honor. The 
second medal in the June oratorical was taken by brother McElroy. In 
athletics brother Cheek was President of the Athletic Association and 
winner of the half mile run on field day; brother Atherton the champion 
gymnast and sprinter of the college; brother A. C. Van Winkle, captain 
of both the football and baseball teams, left end on the former and third 
baseman on the latter; brother Hardin was also on the football team, 
and brother Brennan the pitcher of the baseball nine. Brother Atherton 
held the position of editor-in-chief on the college paper, and brother 
Owsley was president of the glee club. For '94 and '95 there has been 
towed into the harbor of Sigma Chi in the Blue Grass the captaincy of 
the football team by brother Van Winkle, and the editorship-in-chief of 
the Centre College Cento by brother McElroy. In proper season the 
others will be gathered in from the clutches of rivals and barbs. 

The recent visit of the brothers of our province was thoroughly 



370 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

enjoyed by us, and the acquaintances formed were most agreeable. 
With the assistance of our Sig girls we were enabled to entertain all our 
visitors in Sig homes, and thereby see more of them. A large Sigma 
Chi Hag, presented to us by the Misses McDowell, waved over Main 
street during their stay, and "Arcadia," the typical *'01d Kentucky 
Home'' made famous by James Lane Allen and John Burrows, was 
draped in blue and gold, and opened wide to all Sigma Chis by its loyal 
Sig occupants, the Misses Shelby, granddaughters of Kentucky's first 
governor. 

Our visitors missed the pleasure of meeting two of the most enthusi- 
astic Sigs in the universe by the absence of Miss Lulie McGoodwin, 
who is now traveling in Europe, and Miss Julia Stevenson, daughter of 
Vice-President Stevenson, both of whom wear the white cross as a con- 
tinual escort. Will J. Price. 

Danville, Ky., July 3, 1894. 

ZETA PSI— UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

The annual field day, mentioned in our April letter, has come ofi, 
and high on the scroll of the victors are inscribed the names of many 
brother Sigs. Zeta Psi entered ten events out of seventeen and came 
off first in eight events, and second in one other; and, better still, she 
broke four out of the five records which were broken this year. Brother 
Ralph Holterhoff lowered the 'Varsity record of 26 seconds, in the 220 
yards dash, i second; and the record of 59 J^ seconds, in the 440 yards 
dash, 3 seconds. Brother John Gilbert Isham made 40 feet loj^ inches 
in the 'Tunning hop, step, and jump," beating his last year's record by 
3^ inches. In the three-legged race Jack and a classmate lowered the 
'Varsity record of 13 seconds 1-5 of a second, which is the world record. 
The field day was a grand success for Sigma Chi, and we know that our 
brothers will share Zeta Psi's pride in her victorious sons. 

The third province convention, which took place at Danville last 
month, is now a thing of the past; but the good fellowship that was 
formed there still remains. Loud were our delegation in praise of Zeta 
Zeta's hospitality and of their charming college town. The boys felt at 
home. 

Brother Will Emerson took his 'Varsity team down to Danville dur- 
ing the convention and played brother A. C. Van Winkle's crack Centre 
nine — champion team of the South. The first game resulted, Centre 9, 
University of Cincinnati i ; the second, Centre 4, University of Cincin- 
nati 5. Centre came to Cincinnati on June i and the rubber was played 
off that afternoon. Each team had mustered its best players, and each 



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went into the game with a determination to win. University of Cincin- 
nati scored four runs in eight innings and succeeded in keeping Centre's 
score at the starting point. In the ninth inning Centre came to bat, not 
despondently, but with a vim that showed their never yielding spirit. 
Two men went out; the next got his first, and the next made a hit, 
sending the man on first to second. Brother A. C. Van Winkle came 
up to the plate. There was fire in Van's eye, and he trod the ground 
like a war-horse, conscious of his power and waiting only for the oppor- 
tunity to give proof of his strength. Brother Sanford Brown, manager 
of the University of Cincinnati team, shook his head ominously and 
began to have doubts of victory. There was a perfect calm. Not a 
yell pierced the air. One ball — one — swish went brother Van's bat and 
the ball was traveling toward the fence. Brother Will Emerson ran 
like a deer, and, with a leap, brought down the fly — and University of 
Cincinnati won. We tried to console brother Van, but he was past 
reconciliation, and swore that he never would tread the diamond again. 
Such are the ups and downs of our pilgrimage. Now we are on the 
summit of fame; next moment we are traveling in the valley of defeat; 
but, brother Van, there are hills beyond, up which you can lead your 
Centre team. 

Commencement week was a great success. Class day was especially 
interesting to us Sigs because brother Brown filled the office of presi- 
dent so ably; because brother Mattox gave a good speech to the juniors, 
and because brother Kinsey's reply for the juniors brought down the 
house. The glee and mandolin clubs' concert was also especially inter- 
esting for the prominent part our brothers took. Brother Lawrence's 
solo was loudly encored, and so was brother Ned Reynolds' original 
composition, which was played by the mandolin club as an introduction 
to the ** Midway." 

Though the school year has ended, Zeta Psi has not adjourned. 
Regular meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month, and two 
special meetings, so far, have been arranged. We hope that any Sig 
who may chance our way will give us a call. 

This is a strange time of year for us to introduce a new man, but for 
certain reasons brother Edward Lansdale Reynolds' advent into the Sig 
world has been delayed. He comes from Covington, Kentucky, and, 
like all Sigs from the Corn-cracker state, is made of the right stuff. 

It is sad enough to lose men by graduation, but when loyal Sigs 
must stop short half way in their college course it is still sadder. We 
regret to announce the departure of brothers Will Emerson and Jack 
Isham from the active list of Zeta Psi. We are reconciled somewhat 



372* THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

by the thought that both these brothers will remain in the city and will 
attend our monthly meetings, at least. Of our graduates this year: 
brother Willard Stoms Mattox has gone to Washington to accept a 
position with the new Washington & Chesapeake Bay Railroad; brother 
Frank Sanford Brown will study law in this city; brothers Daniel Law- 
rence and William Rice Kemper are undecided. 

We wish a pleasant summer to Sigdom and look forward to the time 
when we may again be assembled in convention. 

Cincinnati, O., June 14, 1894. John Howard Melish. 

LAMBDA LAMBDA— KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

On the night of June 2 all the members of Lambda Lambda met in 
the fraternity hall, and the best meeting of the school term was the 
result. After the regular program was disposed of, formality gave way 
to closer communion, and each member was, in turn, requested to speak. 
Our worthy **C," brother M. B. Jones, of London, Ky., came first, and 
with tearful eyes and melting heart, thanked the boys for the kind and 
unremitting respect and brotherly friendship extended to him during his 
term of office. Brother Jones* touching remarks were followed by loud 
applause, and every one seemed eager to respond; but first on his feet 
was brother J. L Bryan, and the way in which he expressed his views 
made the other boys forget all the troubles of our past term and think 
only of their successes and bright prospects. Next came brother J. I. 
Lyle, whose remarks were well ordered and befitting the occasion. At 
a late hour, after singing a few favorite songs, the meeting was closed 
and was pronounced by all to be the best and largest meeting ever held 
by this chapter. 

On the 6th of June the commencement exercises were witnessed by 
an immense crowd of Lexington people. Many, too, there were from 
adjoining counties, who came to see their friends or relatives acquit 
themselves from college. Brother Jones delivered the Latin salutatory 
and did honor to himself as well as to his instructors. We were indeed 
very sorry to lose him, as he was, besides being a good brother, always 
a willing adviser, and his steady hand at the helm has steered us free 
from many dangers that possibly could not have been avoided by one 
less mature in years and less determined. At the graduating exercises 
the chapter presented him with a handsome sword belt, the sword hav- 
ing been presented to him a short time before by Col. C. D. Clay, ist 
Lieut., U. S. A. 

The following night all were present in the hall, and after the initia 
tory ceremonies were performed upon Mr. Harrison Simrall, of Lexing- 



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• 
ton, Kentucky, a splendid banquet was arranged in honor of this affable 

gentleman, whom we now, with much pleasure, call brother. Brother 

J. W. Willmott presided as toastmaster, and those who responded were 

brothers F. P. Anderson, J. I. Bryan, W. C. Hobdy, and J. I. Lyle. 

All the toasts were appropriate and well delivered, those of brothers 

Anderson and Hobdy being especially appreciated. Brother Anderson 

is dean of the mechanical engineering department of this college, and 

brother Hobdy is a medical student in New York City. Early in the 

morning the banquet was over, and below the hall in the street the boys 

were serenading early-going people with the last Sigma Chi yell of the 

past term. The following day a group of Sig girls, in company with 

their chosen companions, visited the hall and, after the initiation of the 

night before, found many things to excite their curiosity. However, 

their visit was much appreciated by all who were so fortunate as to be 

present. 

In regard to our chapter next year, we feel safe in saying that it will 
be stronger than ever. A majority of the members will again be in 
school, and several new men have already been selected. 

We admit that we have been delinquent in song-writing, but promise 
to send in a collection soon. John W. Willmott. 

Lexington, Ky., July 2, 1894. 

« 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

LAMBDA— INDIANA UNIVERSITY. 

The commencement of '94 marked the close of the most prosperous 
year for Indiana University. Never before have her prospects been so 
promising. Every other college in the state has fallen behind in attend- 
ance, yet old Indiana University has had her list swelled over a hundred 
more than ever before. In any year this increase would mean much, 
but it signifies still more when it occurs in this year of loss to her sister 
institutions. This fact shows that Indiana University is going — and at 
no slow rate — far above the rest of the institutions in the state, as she 
rightly deserves to do. The first year's administration of Dr. Swain 
has been of universal satisfaction and causes still higher hopes for the 
future. As is always the case of a change in government, there were 
doubts with some as to the outcome, but these have been changed to 
the highest confidence. There have been but slight changes in the fac- 
ulty this year. Sigma Chi still has her proper ratio of the faculty, and 
is justly proud of it. 

In baseball, as usual, Indiana University captured the pennant. 



374 ^^^ SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

« 
The last game of the season was played on our own grounds with Pur- 
due. It was a good game to the finish, but the curves of Utter were 
too much for "the blacksmiths." 

Sigma Chi will start next year with about twelve men, and we are 
confident that the white cross will be supported as it deserves. During 
the last term of college we captured two more Sigs. They are brothers 
Bert Sanders of Connersville, and Earl Bettcher of South Bend. Both 
will make splendid fraternity men. 

We have not yet lost track of the Sigs of the class of '93. Brother 
Lindley is instructor at the University; brother Thompson is instructor 
in Latin in a Texas college; brother Retherford is practicing law at 
Pendleton, and brother Carl Mintone is teaching school near Princeton^ 
Indiana. All are doing well. We enjoyed a visit from brother Kepner 
of Purdue. 

Lambda sends greeting to her sister chapters, and wishes that pros- 
perity may attend them in everything that is attempted for the glory of 
the fraternity. Ernest O. Holland. 

Bloomington, Indiana, July 2, 1894. 

XI— DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

In the year just passed, De Pauw has, at times, been hard pressed 
financially, but is now on her feet again, and has only been strengthened 
by her trials. 

Commencement was pronounced a success by everybody. Class day 
was a side-splitting roar; and Henry Watterson's address, it is needless 
to say, was a most excellent production, both instructive and entertain- 
ing. 

We do not indulge in idle boasting when we say that Xi chapter has 
outstripped every other frat in De Pauw and had energy to spare. The 
baseball pennant is ours, we being the winners out of nine contestants. 
Our reception and ball, given on the evening of June i, was a great 
success from beginning to end, and was pronounced the most swell 
affair ever given in De Pauw. As to studentship, we are able to sing: 

<*In her classes high she stands; 
Rides in the wagon with the band.'* 

Our senior class was too large for the health of the fraternity, next 
year. In graduating six strong men we have weakened ourselves some; 
but several valuable town fellows will be in school next year, and our 
reputation and influence with outsiders of both sexes will, we hope, 
enable us again to take our choice from the mob of **freshie8," and 
retain our old prominent position in athletics, college politics and society. 



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We also lose a valuable man as well as a loyal Sigma Chi and influ- 
ential wire-puller in the person of brother Calvert. Resigning his posi- 
tion in the faculty of the University, he has chosen to take up new fields 
of work, and has accepted a fellowship in the University of Chicago. 
We hope his energies will unite with those of others of the order toward 
the great project now pending there, concerning a new chapter, and will 
always look to him as a valuable source of information on the question. 
Our members would like to see a chapter at Chicago, but are not very 
favorably impressed with the outlook. 

Brother James Ogden of the senior class is engaged to teach school 
next winter, having secured a valuable principalship, supporting a 
splendid salary. Brother McLain has a position on the Courier-Journal 
at Louisville, and has a chance to display his literary talent. Brothers 
Willetts and Patton are favorably situated in the study and practice of 
law. Brother Matthias is also practicing law in Greencastle. Brother 
Likely is practicing law this summer, but will accept the principalship 
of a worthy high school next fall. 

Xi sent three delegates to the Fourth Province Convention at Lafa- 
yette, who all felt well repaid for their trip. Delta Delta has put us 
under great obligations for the royal entertainment we received, in 
which neither money nor pains were spared. 

Arthur Hamrick, class of '98, rode the goat some nights since, and, 
being too plucky and showing too much fight, old Billy dealt rather 
hard with him; but at any rate, the initiation was impressive, which is 
always desirable. Arthur is a fine fellow, foremost in his class, and a 
vigorous politician, and will make a fine frat man. 

De Pauw summer school began June 19. Brother Calvert, in his 
history department, has over twenty students. Brothers Green and 
Rogers are in school. A good time is the go. Picnics, parties and 
dances are numerous. 

The Indiana state militia encampment takes place at Indianapolis^ 
July 23. Brothers Matthias, Rogers, and Homan will attend. 

The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Consul, 
brother Green; Pro-Consul, brother Cunningham; Annotator, brother 
Magaw; Quaestor, brother Thomas; and Custos, brother Grubbs. 

In general, we may assure our sister chapters that we have spent a 
most profitable year; that we have never felt ourselves stronger or more 
stanch than we have in the past year; that the outlook for the future is 
most favorable; and that we will endeavor to hospitably entertain visit- 
ing brothers whenever they chance to wander near us. 

Greencastle, Ind., July 2, 1894. N. Giotto Rogers. 



376 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

RHO— BUTLER UNIVERSITY. 

Commencement is a thing of the past, after a week of gay entertain- 
ments and exercises, in which Rho played no small part. Although we 
mourn no brothers departing in the class of '94, yet our men have been 
in continual demand to make things go. We rejoice at the close of one 
•of the most successful years in the history of Rho. She has been 
•doubly blessed in athletics, politics, literature and music, but above all, 
^he has freed herself from a mountainous debt. 

On the football team we were represented by brothers Hall, Burford 
and Freeman; on the baseball team by brothers Re and Guy Bender, 
Hall, Hollett and Rogers. On the state field day brothers Re and Guy 
Bender gobbled up everything in the way of tennis, both of them win- 
ning the championship for doubles, while Guy won the championship 
Aox singles. Their work alone placed Butler in a creditable place among 
the colleges of the state. In the political field we controlled the day, 
-.and hold almost all of the desirable offices. Brother Butler has just 
\been appointed on the board of Collegian editors, and brothers Hollett 
and Burford still continue as its business managers. Nearly every man 
in the chapter plays some instrument, but brothers Rogers and Hollett 
are especially noted for their fine playing on the violin and clarionet. 
Socially, Rho has been right in the swim, and there are many pleasant 
remembrances of the dances and gatherings in our hall. 

We had been fattening a very small but aristocratic porker in brother 
Butler's stable-lot for our annual picnic. There were more delightful 
visions of toothsome roast pig in our dreams than could have ever flitted 
through the mind of Lamb's young Chinaman who first tasted the 
■crackling. But alas! at some inopportune moment in the dead of night 
our pig escaped. All Irvington kindly assisted in the hunt, but of no 
avail. No pig could be found. But never discouraged by reverses, for 
many chickens were provided in addition to pig, we started for Brod- 
dripple on the morning of June 15, in two buckboards gaily draped in 
gold and blue. The day was pleasantly spent in dancing and boating. 
At noon and in the evening elegant luncheon was spread. After supper 
^e all gathered on the moonlit water and sang good old Sig songs, and 
then drove home in the cool night air. Brothers McConny, Kappa 
(Kappa, and Collum, Delta Delta, favored us with their presence on that 

-day. 

Brother Sidener has been out with the militia for the last two weeks 
helping to quell the disturbances among the miners. We have missed 
ihim very much in the closing exercises of the year, for he is a loyal Sig 
in every sense, and labors incessantly for the good of the fraternity. 



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We will probably not have the Bender boys and brother Hadley with 
IS next year, but we expect to see most of the chapter re-entering next 
all. Nearly all of us are living either in Irvington or Indianapolis, so 
hat we will have many gatherings and meetings during the summer, 
/hich will keep our ardor burning, and we hope to enter again with 
edoubled zeal and place Sigma Chi on a higher pinnacle than she has 
ver reached at Butler. C. R. Yoke. 

Irvington, Ind., June 21, 1894. 

CHI— HANOVER COLLEGE. 

• 

Commencement season found Chi chapter with a membership of 
leven, only one of whom was lost by graduation. Brother W. B. 
Uchmond, of Louisville, Ky., is the one, who was placed this year 
mong our honored alumni. The chapter will feel greatly the loss of 
his brother, as he was ever striving, as all loyal Sigs should do, to 
dvance the interests of Sigma Chi. He was one of the eight orators 
hosen on account of their high standing to represent the class on grad- 
lation day, and through his noble effort won new laurels both for his 
>wn already well laden crown and for Sigma Chi. Brother Richmond 
Qtends to take up the study of medicine in the fall. 

We regret to state that brother P. B. Scarff, '94, of Burlington, 
owa, and brother W. C. Van Nuys, '97, of Emporia, Kansas, have 
lecided next year to pursue their studies afar from Hanover, and if they 
lappen to choose a college where there is a chapter of Sigma Chi, Chi 
wishes to recommend them as as true and loyal Sigs as ever lived. 

Sigma Chi was well represented in the addresses delivered com- 
oencement week, as Chi chapter furnished orators for two of the prin- 
ipal events. Brother Chas. Ailing, Jr., Chi, '85, our honored and 
fficient Grand Tribune, delivered the annual address for the Union 
Jterary Society, and also presented the society's diplomas to the grad- 
lates. Brother Chas. E. Morse, Chi, '86, pastor of the Ninth Presby- 
erian Church of Chicago, performed the same service for the Philala- 
hean Society. 

Among the visitors at Hanover during the commencement season 
/as the Rev. Williel Thomson, of California, one of the charter mem- 
bers of Chi chapter. The brother was well pleased with the evident 
progress made by the chapter; as in his college days, the fraternity used 
o meet under the celebrated Crowe Falls, but on his return he found it 
lourishing, being settled in one of the prettiest and cosiest chapter 
lOuses in the West. 

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'98, of Madison, Indiana. The chapter obtained this young man after 
a lively struggle with Phi Delta Theta; but as we expect to gain much 
in college, fraternity and athletic standing through him, we think the 
fight was well worth winning. 

With eleven of the best men to be found in Hanover College, Chi 
expects next year to have everything in college life her own way, and in 
all contests to win out with the rush characteristic of Sigma Chis. 

As to the place of the next convention, our chapter favors a northern 
city on account of the greater number of chapters to be found in that 
section. Either Cleveland, Ohio, or Minneapolis, Minn., would be our 
choice. 

The committee on a fraternity Hag have, in their design in the May 
Quarterly, in the opinion of our boys, reached exactly the right thing 
and it is hoped that a like opinion will be held by the general fraternity 
and an early adoption made, as Chi would be pleased to possess a flag 
to float over its house at the beginning of the fall term. 

Hanover, Ind., June 17, 1894. V. Page Harris. 

DELTA DELTA— PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

Commencement — it comes once a year, and now it has come and 
gone, and Delta Delta is the loser, for by it we lose four fine Sigs, who 
will now begin to see fraternity life from the alumni banquet point of 
view, and will also be able to say, "Why, when I was in college," etc.; 
but such is alumni life. 

It was this chapter's pleasure to entertain the Sigma Chis of the 
Fourth Province on May 11 by a large party at the St. Nicholas Hotel 
At the convention that afternoon, which by the way did a great deal of 
business in four hours, a plan was adopted, as printed in the BulUtin 
of holding the convention at each chapter in the province in order, and 
this is not only a great help to the. province, but the social features of 
each convention help the local chapter wonderfully. It beats holding it 
at Indianapolis each year, where "raising the elbow'' is practiced much 
more than attending the meeting. 

We take pleasure in introducing three new members, who have sue 
cessfuUy played "Buttin, buttin, who got to buttin?" with our "con 
stellation-exposing goat," namely: J. R. Gebhardt of New Albany, Ind. 
and B. F. McCutcheon and W. D. Mann, both of Lafayette, all '97 men 

Our field day of May 19 was another Sig affair, as out of the 21 
events 11 firsts were landed by the wearers of the blue and old gold 
besides several places. Our ball team, which had very brilliant pros 
pects at the start, deteriorated sadly by the resigning of brother Cullom 



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rom the captaincy, and the quitting of two more of our men to go in 
raining for field day, so that by the end of the season, laconically 
peaking, our team was **bum." 

Our chapter has been compelled to expel one of her members from 
he fraternity this last term, as its members are now governed by the 
ame laws regarding finances as the chapters are by the general frater- 
ity. 

Delta Delta's chapter house now is almost an assured success, as 
»rother Sam Snoddy gives us his two best lots in his addition just west 
►f the University, providing we build a chapter house, and brother 
tlann is working on the plans this summer. 

Our prospects were never better for a good start in the fall than at 
he present. All debts have been paid and we have now almost a good- 
ized bank account. 

Our last meeting saw the last, **chapterly speaking," of Sherfey, of 
Brazil, Ind. ; Kintner, of Rock Haven, Ky., or Shelby ville, Ind. ; Downs, 
if Greencastle, Ind.; and Remington, of Rochester, N. Y. After they 
tad been cautioned about the battles of life and taking bad money, etc., 
hey were ** God-speeded." The other members of Delta Delta can be 
ound by inquiring for H. E. Crane and Dawson, of Ft. Wayne; Leavitt, 
f Vernon; Wynn, of Gramnner; Buschman and Griffith, of Indianapo- 
Is; D. W. Johnson, of Connersville; Tod, of Youngstown, O. ; and 
icheuch, Brockenbrough, and Piper, of Lafayette, and '* yours truly'* 
t Richmond; and the three new members' residences are given at the 
irst of this letter. Edwin Madison Allen. 

Lafayette, Ind., June 20, 1894. 

FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA—NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

Omega has finished a prosperous year and hopes all her sister chap- 
ers have as bright prospects for the fall campaign as fall to the lot of 
)mega. All of the old men, without exception, expect to be back. 
Mothers Kerr and Latham, who graduated in June from the College of 
.riberal Arts, will both be in the law school. 

Fraternity life has been rather stormy for most of the frats here this 
ear. In nearly every crowd there have been decided scraps, which 
ave resulted in resignations or expulsions. While these difficulties 
ave been hampering nearly all of the other chapters here, old Omega 
as been having the smoothest kind of a time. 

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38o THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

proud. Great credit is due to captain Kedzie for his work in training 
the men, as well as for his own work on the field. What Northwestern 
will do next fall in football is rather difficult to foretell, as half of the 
team will necessarily be made up of new men. 

Northwestern gave her first junior promenade the 29th of last May, 
at the Avenue House, the whole lower floor being thrown open for the 
occasion. The five fraternities, who united to give the **prom," each 
decorated its assigned portion of the parlors. The various fraternity 
colors and flowers gave a very pretty effect. The music was excellent, 
and the floor fine, so that with Northwestern girls to dance with every- 
thing was combined for a great success. 

In closing. Omega wishes all Sigs a glorious vacation and extends a 
cordial invitation to all wandering wearers of the white cross to take a 
run out to Northwestern and see the crowd. 

Evanston, 111., July 12, 1894. Carl R. Latham. 

THETA THETA— UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

Theta Theta chapter has added another year to its history. The 
experiences of the past nine months have been both beneficial and 
enjoyable. We have devoted much time and patience to our chapter 
house scheme, and have pushed our way into the literary department of 
the University far enough, at least, for us to see and realize how very 
hard it is for us to work there with such strong opposition. What our 
success has been in both directions must remain to be seen, and it 
depends largely upon the continuance of the work by the chapter next 
year. Theta Theta needs the assistance of older and more experienced 
men from other chapters. In the past a great many of our brothers 
hailing from sister chapters, on entering the University of Michigan, 
have not afliliated with us, and some have even neglected to let their 
presence here be known. This surely is not the proper fraternity spirit. 
Theta Theta must have the benefit of the experience of brothers from 
other chapters before it can accomplish the work it has attempted. 

The commencement exercises at the University of Michigan have 
come and gone. Six hundred and eighty-nine young men and women, 
composing the class of '94, received degrees, and are now scattered far 
and wide, clasping in their first loving embrace the cold, cold world. 
Twelve of our number graduated. They are as follows: D. O. Miller, 
Greenfield, O.; H. B. Krogman, Saginaw, Mich.; Frank Crozier, Mad- 
ison, Ind.; J. J. Ingle, San Diego, Calif.; H. C. Smith, Trenton, Mo.; 
E. C. C. Henning, Cannelton, Ind.; W. H. Burtner, Jr., Cincinnati, O.; 
W. W. Holliday, Indianapolis, Ind.; J. L. D. Morrison, Morrisonville, 



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111.; L. A. Stoneman, Detroit, Mich.; L. R. Herrick, Farmer City, 111.; 
and C. D. Orear, Jamestown, Ind. 

Brother Krogman will return to Ann Arbor next year for the purpose 
of entering the law school. 

In severing acl!Ive connection with the chapter, and in surrendering 
the pen to brother Krogman, his successor in office, the associate editor 
wishes Theta Theta and Sigma Chi at large God-speed. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., July i, 1894. Lewis A. Stoneman. 

KAPPA KAPPA— UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

A very prosperous year in the history of Kappa Kappa has just 
drawn to a close. With it we lose the last of our charter members who 
have ever been zealous workers in the cause of Sigma Chi — leaders of 
the chapter as well as in the University, and thorough Sigs as the world 
knows them. 

Commencement week was all that could have been desired. The 
Baccalaureate was delivered by President Harper of Chicago. Monday 
was class day. Brother Holston delivered the farewell address to Ath- 
letic Park, and brother Kimball had the place of honor of the musical 
numbers on the program. In the evening occurred the annual senior 
ball in military hall. The Sigs easily outnumbered the other fraternities 
in attendance. Tuesday was alumni day, and Wednesday, June 6, the 
twenty-third annual commencement. Military hall was packed with 
three thousand people to hear President Angell of Michigan deliver his 
address on State Universities. Wednesday evening the last of the **Sig 
informals," which have been so popular with the young ladies this year, 
was given in our hall. 

We graduated six men this year. Brothers Holston, Frederickson, 
and Wilder will probably study law, Holston and Frederickson going to 
Yale. Brother Kimball is expecting to be in a Chicago architect's 
office. Brother Mogensen is at the head of the bridge department of a 
Danville, 111., contracting firm. Brother Crawford will manage an elec- 
tric street railway in Sterling, 111. Brother Elder left immediately after 
examinations with a party of students for an European trip of six 
months. He will tour France on a bicycle. 

The baseball team, under the management of brother Holston, made 
its annual eastern and Canadian trip in May. Brothers Frederickson, 
captain, Roysdon, Cooper and Hotchkiss are our representatives on the 
team. 

The greatest victory in athletics which any western college ever won 
was that won by Illinois at the first meeting of the Western IntercoUe 



382 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

giate Athletic Association in Chicago, June 24, when her track tetn 
met and defeated all the western colleges from Ohio to Kansas with ten 
points to spare, and some of the records made will stand for long years 
to come. Brothers Lewis and Chatten are on the track team. 

On the evening of May 31 the young ladies, headed by Miss Mary 
Bumham, gave to Kappa Kappa a complimentary german in the Cham- 
paign Opera House. It was a fitting climax to a season of Sig parties 
that will long be remembered. The favors were many and pretty and 
had the emblems of Sigma Chi upon them. The refreshments— 'tis 
enough to say that the girls made. them. The names of the young 
ladies, we think, should go down in history; we wish that every Sig 
could know them. They are the Misses Bumham, Katheryne Aspern, 
Coffman, Brownlee, Mayme Brownlee, Woody, Susie Woody, Hendren, 
Wright, Bowman, Tinkham, Sweet, Curtis, Roysdon, Alma Roysdon, 
Yates, Pillsbury, Sheldon, Wilder, Nelson, Eunice Niles, Maze Kerns, 
Lambkin, Trevett, and Brown. 

We had a pleasant visit, over Sunday, from brother Myers of Alpha 
Lambda, who is managing the Wisconsin ball team. 

Our prospects for next year are very bright. Brother D. H. Carna- 
han, who has been out a year, will return, making fourteen active mem- 
bers to start with. We have four spikes — one '97 and three '98 men — 
one of whom was bid by all of the other frats here. They will be intro- 
duced in our next letter. A house is among the possibilities, and cer- 
tainly we all appreciate the fact that we must have one. We are enthu- 
siasts on the subject and read the article in the May Quarterly with a 
great deal of interest. We start out with a larger membership than any 
of the four other fraternities here, and we also have a strong fratres in 
urbe contingent. 

Great things are expected from the University too. For three years 
we have been without a regent, although acting regent Dr. Burrill has 
done most efficient work, and carried the University through these hard 
times as few men could have done. Dr. Andrew S. Draper, of Cleve- 
land, Ohio, has accepted the regency and will commence his duties next 
fall. The new engineering hall, a magnificent stone and brick building, 
will be ready for occupancy some time in the fall. 

We wish there was to be another World's Fair in Chicago this sum- 
mer and another Sig convention. What a time we had! I was passing 
through the grounds, now covered with debris and tumbling walls, a few 
days ago, when suddenly the White Horse Inn came into view, the only 
building in the vicinity that was not laid low; but the ruthless workmen 
were already beginning to tear it apart, and as I gazed upon its classic 



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walls, made ever dear by that memorable July 20, 1893, they even then 
had reached the room where the Sigs held sway that evening and — I 
could have slain the entire army of laborers. Methought I could hear 
the crash on the tables with the shout **we will," as brother Mcintosh 
called us to the fray. Would that he were there with the whole band 
of Sigs to stop the desecration. I turned away; the sight was too 
much, the recollections too great. Will we ever have such a time again? 
Champaign, 111., June 26, 1894. Herbert C. Arms. 

ALPHA ZETA— BELOIT COLLEGE. 

Another year has come and gone, but Alpha Zeta remains alive and 
as well as it ever was. We wish to call the attention of brothers to the 
cut of our nice large house, contained in this number. We only wish 
we could show you all through our pleasant rooms, which I am sure 
none of us would be willing to exchange for any other rooms in the 
town. Next fall we shall erect a tall flag-pole, from the top of which 
our glorious fraternity flag will be seen for miles around. 

Though no new men have been initiated since January, we have 
been busy getting ready for the fall campaign. It has been a great 
question with us how to divide our expenses fairly, and thanks to our 
Ann Arbor brothers, who so carefully explained their system in the last 
Quarterly, we believe we have solved the difficulty in adopting their 
plan. 

Field day, Sigma Chi easily showed her superiority over the other 
fraternities in athletic matters. One of our pledged men by the name of 
Riggs, a splendid fellow, ran away with the highest honors in the hun- 
dred yard dash, quarter mile and half mile runs, while brother Conway 
won all the jumping events, including the hop-step-and-jump. In the 
swimming race — distance one-third of a mile — the writer came out first 
with a good lead. 

Brother Wheeler, as captain of the baseball nine, had the bad luck 
to lose the catcher, who broke his ankle, and the pitcher, brother Ken- 
nedy, who has had a bad attack of pleurisy. 

In literary work brother Ruger carried off the prize for extemporane- 
ous speaking, while brother Grassie was elected editor-in-chief of the 
Round Table, Brother Ruger has also been re-elected manager of the 
football team for next year. 

Owing to the death of two members of the senior class by drowning, 
commencement was the saddest one the college has ever known, though 
in other respects there has hardly ever been a finer one. Although we 
lost only one of our number by graduation, we all realize that the 



384 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

vacancy left by the departure of our highly esteemed and devoted 
brother Woodard causes a gap which will be almost impossible to fill 

During the term we had the pleasure of seeing brother Geo. Kcrl, 
Omicron, and brother Preston from Cornell. Commencement day we 
were gladdened by the sight of five of our alumni, a list of whom will 
be found among the '* Personalia." Geo. G. Greene. 

Beloit, Wis., June 27, 1894. 

ALPHA LAMBDA— UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

Another college year has rolled around, and the members of Alpha 
Lambda feel that they can look back over it with pleasure, and, on the 
whole, with satisfaction, not unmixed, it is true, with regret. 

We lose by graduation, this year, two of our ten men, brothers Tib- 
bits and Sarles. But with our old men whom we expect back, we hope 
to begin the new year with an active chapter of twelve men. The new 
chapter house, which will be ready for our occupancy September next, 
bids fair to be a most satisfactory one in every respect. 

In the University the event of most interest in the term was the 
"May Festival* * in honor of the opening of our new armory and gymna- 
sium. May 24 and 25. The festival opened on the evening of the 24th 
with the presentation of the oratorio ''Messiah," by the University 
Choral Union, in the armory hall, to an audience of over 2,000 persons. 
Th^ next day were held the opening exercises, including addresses, a 
military review of the University battalion and Wisconsin troops, an 
artillery salute, etc. The athletic sports included a regatta on the lake 
and a ball game with Iowa College, in which we were easily victorious. 
The festivities wound up in the evening with a reception and ball in 
armory hall, which, measuring 93 by 170 feet, easily accommodated the 
three hundred couples that were present. 

The commencement week this year included the usual exercises and 
more than the usual festivities, among them the *' Senior Pageant," a 
burlesque on "Midsummer Night's Dream," written and presented by 
members of the graduating class. 

Alpha Lambda's third annual banquet, which was held on the even- 
ing of June 16, was voted by all present "a most glorious success." 
There were twenty-five Sigs present at the board, and the menu was 
good, the toasts were better, and the enthusiasm for Sigma Chi and 
Alpha Lambda was best of all. 

The chapter has enjoyed visits during the term from brothers Loyal 
Durand, Kemper, Alverson, Dexter, Preston Lardner, Chas. Armstrong, 
Hill, Raymond, Sylvester, Spensley, Latimer, Fred Sheldon, Sallad^, 



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ad Schroeder, of Alpha Lambda, and Woodard, of Alpha Zeta. All 
igs who may come our way, take notice that the latch-string of our 
ew house will always be out. Louis W. Myers. 

Madison, Wis., July 16, 1894. 

ALPHA PI— ALBION COLLEGE. 

The college year closed June 28. Vacation finds the brothers of 
Llpha Pi engaged in various pursuits and pretty well scattered over the 
ountry. This spring term seemed to be enjoyed more than the aver- 
ge; receptions, etc., succeeded each other rapidly, each endeavoring 
3 surpass the former and resulting in a very gay time for all. 

The local preliminary field day was to have been held May 19, but, 
n account of unfavorable weather, had to be postponed several times, 
o that we were not aware of what athletic talent we had for the Michi- 
an intercollegiate field day at Ypsilanti, May 31, June i and 2. Albion 
ras well represented, but if she had suspected the outcome, fully twice 
he number would have attended. After we had taken a few of the 
linor sports, our relay team, on which are two pledged Sigs, took that 
ery important event in elegant shape'. Then the baseball team, cap- 
ained by brother White, won its games, and the cup was ours for the 
irst time in four years. Thus Albion was prepared to receive them 
irith a big celebration, it being the first time in years that the Brackett 
;nd Relay cups had gone to the same college. Albion also won her 
hare of the minor sports, brother Dunning again taking the gold medal 
or club-swinging. 

Albion held her first tennis tournament this year, and its success will 
10 doubt make it an annual affair. Fraternity spirit was quite notice- 
ble in the final doubles, when Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Chi were 
epresented on opposite sides of the net. After a very exciting match, 
brothers Brockway and Ferine sustained the honor of the cross. Bro. 
'erine also took the cup for singles. 

The evening of May 4 was one long to be remembered by Alpha Fi 
is the occasion when we had a big spread, and Carmi Smith, *86, was 
vith us and told those stories. 

The annual meeting of the Alpha Fi of Sigma Chi Building Associa- 
ion was well attended June 26. Carmi R. Smith was re-elected presi- 
ient; W. F. Kendrick, '96, vice; Ernest Burnham, '96, secretary and 
reasurer, for the coming year. The treasurer's report showed the 
inances to be in a flourishing condition. 

The biggest event of the whole year at Albion was the Sig banquet, 
[une 26. Everything was conducted in excellent shape. Our orchestra 



386 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

was the best; our hall was more beautifully decorated than ever before; 
the feed and toasts were delightful, and our girls — the adjectives of six 
languages are inadequate to describe. The toasts were out of sight— 
every one of them — and it was four o'clock before the last yell had been 
given and we had departed, taking most pleasant and lasting memories 
with us. Just before we left, our only graduating brother, A. F. Schultz 
(who acted as toastmaster), was presented with an elegant souvenir 
spoon with a picture of the Alpha Pi lodge engraved in the bowl— a 
token of fraternal love from the chapter. 

Fifty-eight attended — fully a third more than at any previous ban- 
quet. Among the alumni from away were brothers C. R. Smith, D. W. 
Springer, A. E. Hagle, A. L. Landon, E. R. Page, W. S. White, L. W. 
Anderson, J. H. Bartley, K. Van Loo, J. I. Landon, and S. Schultz. 

One of the priceless emblems, of which brother Page spoke in bis 
excellent toast, was the Sigma Chi flag proudly floating over the lodge, 
which four of our young lady friends in Alpha Chi Omega presented to 
us. It was made from the cut in the May Quarterly and is much 
admired. Roy E. Ferine. 

Albion, Mich., July lo, 1894. 

[The handsome souvenir cards of the banquet contained not only 
the menu, but the words of the *'Sig Razzle Song," **Alpha Pi Sere- 
nade," and **'Tis the Jolliest Night," and also a list of members of the 
active chapter with their classes indicated. Every banquet board of 
Sigma Chi should be furnished with the words of the songs which are 
to be sung. The Alpha Pi boys realize the advantage of this. The list' 
of toasts was included in the souvenir and is as follows: ** Looking 
Backward," D. W. Springer, '86; "Our Friends, the Enemy," A. J. 
Roberts, '96; **Our Priceless Emblems," E. R. Page, '95; ** Fraternity 
Training," E. P. Burnham, '96; "With Prophetic Eye," Carmi R. 
Smith, '86; "Willie, Dear," W. F. Kendrick, '96; "Sigma Chi Girls," 
W. A. Gibson, '95; "The Man of the Future," D. M. Goodyear, '96.— 
Ed.] 

ALPHA SIGMA— UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. 

Our chapter has had an extremely peaceful and happy year, and we 
look forward to next fall, feeling that with a fair amount of good fortune 
we are destined to have a very enthusiastic and energetic membership. 
Several men have already signified their willingness to don the cross at 
that time, so that with the old members who will return we will be able 
to make quite a showing at the very start. 

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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 387 

Minnesota pext year, we can promise that they will find a chapter here 
that will not only be glad to receive them, but will take special pains to 
make them feel at home. Also, if any one knows of a nice fellow com- 
ing to our college, and one that would be the right sort, we would be 
{leased to receive either an introductory letter, or one of recommenda- 
tion, as we find this to be an exceedingly good method for obtaining 
new men. 

Most of the chapter are at work in the city, and consequently see 
little of one another at present; but several of us hope to camp at a 
neighboring lake soon, and then expect to find plenty of time to plan 
the fall campaign. 

Several of the boys have had the pleasure of meeting brother Carter 
of Theta Theta, who is visiting friends at Faribault, Minn. M. H. 
Gerry has returned home, after a year's special engineering work at 
Cornell, and seems to have become more of a ** howling Sigma Chi" 
than ever, thanks to the influence of the members of Alpha Phi. J. C. 
Geggie, of Duluth, spent commencement week with us, or rather such 
part of it as he could spare from another special attraction. 

On June 2, before separating for the summer, we had an informal 
** spread "at Hotel Nicollet, participated in by the Sigs of the Twin 
Cities, and succeeded in raising even more than enough fraternity en- 
thusiasm to last during vacation. J. Van Valkenberg. 

Minneapolis, Minn., July 14, 1894. 

SIXTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA EPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

Commencement season came in all its glory and was fitly celebrated 
in the Nebraska University. It was from June 8 to 13, inclusive. Per- 
haps, in the history of the institution no more successful observance of 
the many formalities and ceremonies connected with this particular time 
has been seen. But one of our chapter was a member of the class, 
which was unusually large. This was your writer. Company **B," of 
which your humble servant had the honor of being captain, carried off 
first prize in both infantry and artillery in the competitive drill this year 
which took place at the baseball park on May 26. The park was indeed 
a beautiful spectacle. About 4,000 people were in attendance. All of 
swelldom came forth, the young ladies arrayed in their pretty summer 
gowns accompanied by the young men in tally-hoes, coaches and traps 
of all descriptions. The companies stood as follows on the report of 
the drill: company '*B," Captain Dixon, first; company **D," Captain 



388 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Clements, second; company ''A/' Captain Tucker, thir4; company 
**C," Captain Gerard, fourth. Brother C. C. Pulis, also of company 
**B," captured the silver medal in individual infantry prize drill. The 
week following the prize drill, the battalion went in camp for five days 
at Beatrice, Nebraska. A most delightful time was had, and the bat- 
talion was well trained in camp discipline under the instruction of our 
esteemed commandant. We gave two exhibition skirmish drills with 
blank ammunition while at camp. Large crowds were in attendance 
upon the grounds daily. 

Professor George D. Herrin, of Iowa, was the orator on commence- 
ment day. The diplomas were presented by Chancellor Canfield, and 
the commissions to the ofBcers of the battalion by Governor Crounse, 
both with fitting remarks. 

Alpha Epsilon has had a most prosperous year, and each man returns 
to his home well pleased with what has been done, and hopes for a still 
more successful year in i894-'95. As far as I am able to say at present, 
there will be a membership of ten men to open the year with in Septem- 
ber. Several good men, who will become eligible next year, are now 
being looked after. Many of the old Sigs called on us during com- 
mencement. 

We wish, upon this last occasion of the year, to express our pleasure 
in noting the management of the fraternity in general and the advance- 
ment made in many ways during the past college year. 

On behalf of Alpha Epsilon, I send greetings to every brother in 
Sigma Chi, and wish you all a pleasant summer and a rousing return to 
work and fellowship in the fall. John W. Dixon. 

Lincoln, Neb., July 15, 1894. 

ALPHA UPSILON— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

Commencement has come and gone, and the students have departed 
for their summer vacations, that is, as many as the strike has not de- 
tained. 

In the commencement exercises Alpha Upsilon took her share of the 
honors. Brother Van Cleve, '94, w