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THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

PUBLUHED QUARTERLY BY THE 81GMA CHI FRATERNITY 

Vol. XXV NOVEMBER, 1905 No. i 



THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 

AN HISTORICAL SKETCH 



LONNIE L. CAMPBELL 
Omega Omega 1906 



The University of Arkansas owes its origin to an act of Con- 
gress, approved July 2, 1862, granting lands, the interest on the 
sale of which shall go toward maintaining a school in which cer- 
tain branches are to be taught. This law was accepted by the 
state by an act of the state legislature, approved March 27, 1871, 
which provided for the location and maintenance of the new 
institution.. 

Fayetteville was selected as the seat of the university, which 
was opened in 1872. At present all the departments, except 
those of law and medicine, and the school for negroes, are located 
here. The departments of law and medicine are located in Little 
Rock, and the school for negroes, at Pine Bluff. 

Fayetteville, situated in the northwest comer of the state, in 
the heart of the Ozark Mountains, is one of the oldest settlements 
in Arkansas. It has a population of 10,000, and has ever been 
noted for its healthful climate, and the culture and refinement of 
its people. The university campus is situated in the western part 
of the city, on one of the seven hills upon which Fayetteville is 
built, and consists of one hundred and sixty acres. The campus 
itself is a natural oak g^ve, and for picturesqueness no better 
place could have been selected. From the crest of the hill, which 
is the center of the campus, one commands a view of the sur- 
rounding country for miles ; and it has been said by one who has 



2 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

had an opportunity to visit all the leading institutions in the 
South that the site of the University of Arkansas excels all others 
in natural beauty. 

In the center of the campus the main building is located, 
University Hall — an imposing structure of five stories. Sur- 
rounding University Hall in the form of an irregular square are 
the Engineering Building, Mechanical Shops, Buchanan Hall, 
Hartzog Hall, Watkins Hall, Agriculture Buildings, Dairy Build- 
ing, Horticulture Building, Science Hall, Woman's Building, and 
the Hospital. Six of these buildings are now in course of con- 
struction. 

The university is supported entirely by state and federal 
appropriations. The former have been gradually increasing since 
the beginning. The funds for maintaining the university this 
year, from all sources, amounts to $350,000. 

The teaching force consists of eighty-five professors and 
instructors. At the head of this force is our newly-elected presi- 
dent. Judge John N. Tillman, well known throughout the state as 
a man of great executive ability. Already the attendance has 
increased far above that of previous years, and it is conservatively 
estimated that there will be in attendance this year more than one 
thousand students in the departments at Fayetteville alone — an 
increase of two hundred over last year. 

Courses are offered to undergraduate students in engineering, 
applied science, liberal arts, fine arts, agriculture, chemistry, and 
music. Graduate courses are also offered in engineering, liberal 
arts, applied science, and chemistry. 

That athletics are constantly gaining ground is attested by the 
fact that the football team this year is the strongest in the history 
of the university. The team went into training three weeks before 
the university opened, and is under the direction of Coach Brown, 
of Syracuse University. 

Fraternities in the university may be said to be in their 
infancy. While three of them have had their charters for about 
ten years, the others have been established within the last three. 
The fraternities represented, besides Sigma Chi, are Kappa 
Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Alpha (Southern), Sigma 
Nu, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Kappa Theta (Local). The sororities 



CAMPUS SCENES-THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 



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THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 3 

represented are Chi Omega and Zeta Tau Alpha, the mother- 
chapter of the former being located here. 

The people of Arkansas are just beginning to realize the 
importance of having a strong educational institution within the 
borders of the state. For some time past there has been a pro- 
nounced prejudice against the university, produced by the de- 
nominational institutions; but this is rapidly dying out and will 
have disappeared entirely in another decade. When this has come 
about the future prosperity of the university is assured, because 
a commonwealth so rich in natural resources must surely support 
a university second to none in the country. 



INSTALLATION OF OMEGA OMEGA CHAPTER 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 



JOHN D. RIPPEY 
Xi Xi 1902 



On September 16, 1905, the standard of Sigma Chi was 
imfurled in a new institution. A new state, a new region, the 
great Southwest, was peacefully invaded and annexed. For a 
number of years a company of young gentlemen at the University 
of Arkansas had been working under a local organization known 
as the Indian Club. Appreciating the weakness of their position 
and the impossibility of extending their own brotherhood into a 
national body, they resolved if possible to cast their lot with one 
of the national Greek-letter fraternities. Sigma Chi looked good 
to them, and they set to work to secure a charter. With that 
definite aim, correspondence was entered into with the officials of 
the Fraternity. Delay and discouragement trooped one after the 
other, until several years had passed, and their efforts seemed 
doomed to failure. Undaunted by their reverses, they strove 
manfully to meet and overcome every objection, and by so doing 
they welded themselves into one of the strongest bodies at the 
University of Arkansas. They met on equal terms the national 
fraternities having chapters there, and competed successfully with 
them in every phase of imiversity life. R^fular meetings were 
held, new men were initiated, and a chapter-house fund was 
started which is growing constantly. Notwithstanding all these 
things, partly because the University of Arkansas is located far 
from the great centers, and having no champion to espouse their 
cause within the inner circles, failure seemed to be the fate of 
their petition. Finally, however, they enlisted the strong support 
of Brother J. Blanc Monroe, former grand praetor of the Seventh 
Province. At the Cincinnati Grand Chapter their petition was 
renewed, and through the zealous work of Brother Monroe and 
other alumni in their behalf, the petition was granted. 



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INSTALLATION OF OMEGA OMEGA CHAPTER 5 

On the morning of September i6 the writer alighted from the 
" Frisco " train at Fayetteville, and was met by a happy delegation 
of the petitioners and at once escorted to the Washington Hotel. 
Brother Wilbur P. Allen, grand praetor of the Seventh Province, 
of Austin, Tex., and Brother J. B. Whaling, Tau 1886, had 
registered in advance. A conference was immediately held, and 
plans were perfected for the initiation. Later in the day Brothers 
Fred L. Young, Xi Xi 1896, and R. L. Higginbotham, Xi Xi 
1902, came in from Little Rock to participate. 

At 4 o'clock the ceremonies commenced in the rooms of the 
chapter, and continued until 9. Through tortuous ways the ini- 
tiates were conducted, Brother Whaling, who had not attended 
a Sigma Chi meeting or initiation for almost twenty years, seem- 
ing to derive the most enjoyment out of it all. The ritualistic 
formalities ended, with final instructions and charges to the new 
brothers, and Omega Omega Chapter was enrolled and admitted 
into full fellowship. 

At half past 9 o'clock the initiates and their guests marched 
into the handsome dining-room of the Washington, where the 
tables were arranged in the form of a great Sigma Chi Cross. 
White roses and the Fraternity colors made a beautiful decoration. 
Here a fitting climax was put on the occasion, and all present 
declared that they had never experienced a more delightful ban- 
quet The toasts were responded to extemporaneously, and 
nothing was lacking to make the affair one long to be remembered. 
Brothers Allen and Whaling were each eloquent in his response, 
and their enthusiasm spread like wild-fire to the initiates. Brother 
L. L. Campbell responded on behalf of the new chapter to the 
writer's presentation of the charter. 

The chapter begins with seventeen men. In hospitality and 
courtesy they uphold the finest traditions of the South. Any 
wandering brother who happens into Fayetteville need only make 
himself known to be assured of a most hearty welcome. The mem- 
bers of the organization are thoroughly imbued with the noble 
purposes and designs of Sigma Chi, and we predict for them great 
success. They revere the White Cross and are proud of their 
affiliation. It was the unanimous opinion of all who attended the 
installation, and had opportunity to observe the status of the 



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chapter and the university, that the Fraternity has been greatly 
strengthened by its decision to enter this growing field. 
Those present at the banquet were : 



W. p. Allen, Alpha Nu igoa 
J. B. Whaling, Tau 1886 
F. L. Young, Xi Xi 1896 
R. L. Higginbotham, Xi Xi 1902 
J. D. Rippcy, Xi Xi 1899 
£. C. Catts, Omega Omega 
David F. McKean, Omega Omega 
Garland Hurt, Omega Omega 
Hal G. Stacey, Omega Omega 
C. C. Hillman, Omega Omega 
L. L. Campbell, Omega Omega 



D. C. Chunn, Omega Omega 
A. L. Russell, Omega Omega 
J. C. McDonald, Omega Omega 
J. M. Semmes, Omega Omega 
R. H. Pritchett, Omega Omega 
C. H. Shepherd, Omega Omega 
J. A. Maxwell, Omega Omega 
J. P. Streepey, Omega Omega 
W. G. Huxtable, Omega Omega 
C. H. Stotts, Omega Omega 
Dufer J. Milner, Omega Omega 



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GREEK-LETTER SOCIETIES AT THE UNIVERSITY 

OF ARKANSAS ^ 

The house passed on Thursday, March lo, the bill of Mr. 
Rowland to prohibit Greek-letter societies among the students 
of the University of Arkansas. This is a matter that comes up 
at every session of the legislature. 

We may be speaking with shameful triteness, but, neverthe- 
less, we cannot forbear to say that Greek-letter societies are Greek 
to most people ; and we don't doubt that these societies are Greek 
to many members of the lower house who voted to abolish them. 
Furthermore, we don't doubt that if these members knew just 
what the societies are, many of these members would not have 
voted against them. 

In nearly every college in the United States you can see, worn 
by students, pins or badges which are of various designs, but 
which are all alike in having on them some Gredc letters. The 
societies are always known by these letters. What are these 
societies that the lower house of the general assembly of the state 
of Arkansas has seen fit to vote to banish from the state univer- 
sity? They are simply orgaftizations of college men who want 
some tie to emphasize and signalize their friendship one for 
another and their association together. There are " chapters " in 
various colleges, but in each fraternity a central body of officers 
exercises direction and control over the various subordinate 
bodies. The scheme of organization is much like that of the 
Masons or the Odd Fellows or any other fraternity. 

Encyclopedic history tells us that the first Greek-letter society. 
Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and 
Mary in 1776. Its object was "the promotion of literature and 
of friendly intercourse among the scholars." Tradition gives 
three stories of its birth. According to one, Thomas Jefferson 
was the founder. The first meeting was held in the Apollo room 
of the old Raleigh Tavern at Williamsburg, where Patrick Henry 
made his famous speech. In 1779 branches were organized at 

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Yale and Harvard, and in 1780 the storms of the Revolutionary 
War brought to an end the meetings of the parent chapter. After- 
ward a chapter was established at Dartmouth. In 1831 the Har- 
vard chapter " leaked," and the motto of the fraternity became 
public. No doubt the public was greatly disappointed, for no 
doubt the public thought that motto was some dark and dreadful 
compound of awful words. But it wasn't ; Phi Beta Kappa stood 
for this: " Philosophy, the guide of life." Surely a society with 
such a dreadful motto as that should not be permitted to exist at 
the University of Arkansas ! 

The fraternity system, as we know it today, originated at 
Union College, in 1825, when Kappa Alpha was established. In 
1827 Sigma Phi and Delta Phi were founded at Union. In 1831 
Sigma Phi started a chapter at Hamilton G>llege, and Alpha 
Delta Phi was soon thereafter established at the same institution 
as a competitor. The new fraternity started a chapter in 1835 at 
Miami University. At Miami in 1839 Beta Theta Pi was 
founded. Thus the thing spread imtil, in 1898, there were in 
various colleges eight hundred chapters of various fraternities. 
Probably the chapters number a thousand at the present time. 

Not only are there Greek-letter fraternities, but there are also 
Greek-letter sororities — for the dear girls must have their mys- 
teries and their pretty badges. The first Greek-letter society for 
young women was Kappa Alpha Theta, which was founded at 
DePauw University, in 1870. In the same year Kappa Kappa 
Gamma was started at Monmouth College. Delta Gamma was 
established at the University of Mississippi in 1872, and in the 
same year Alpha Phi was established at Syracuse University. 
Others followed. 

Many chapters have "chapter houses" either on the college 
campus or near by. These are simply to provide a meeting-place, 
and sometimes a living-place, for the members. In 1898 college 
fraternities and sororities owned or occupied 425 chapter houses. 
Many of the fraternities issue catalogues containing the names of 
all the members, and many publish pretentious magazines. We 
add that, while most fraternities recruit their membership from 
the student body as a whole, some are confined to medical stu- 
dents, some to law, and some to engineering students. 



GREEK-LETTER SOCIETIES IN ARKANSAS 9 

It may be asked: What do these fraternities do? The 
answer must be that they do nothing except gratify the irrepres- 
sible desire of mankind to form groups where certain men find 
they are congenial, one with another. How natural it is for col- 
lege boys and college girls to form societies 1 

In the debate on the anti-fraternity bill in the house on Thurs- 
day, Mr. Eldridge said that before he would sign any such pledge 
as this bill would require of all students at the University of 
Arkansas, a pledge that they will not belong to any societies, he 
would not only leave that institution, but would leave the state 
as well. A lawsuit, which involved the right of a college faculty 
to bar a student because he was a member of a fraternity, went to 
the Supreme Court of Indiana in 1881, and the court held: 
" There is no doubt whatever that if an applicant for admission 
into a public college is otherwise qualified, and there is room to 
receive him, he cannot be denied admission by reason of member- 
ship in a college fraternity." The Indiana Supreme Court said 
in this case that " the requiring by the faculty of a written pledge 
from the student that he would not join a fraternity, as a condi- 
tion precedent to his matriculation, implied discrimination against 
a class of inhabitants of the state." But, on the other hand, we 
are told that it appears to be established that a privately endowed 
and managed college may exact and enforce such a pledge. 

Those who object to fraternities at the University of Arkansas 
seem to base their objection on the idea that the fraternities create 
lines of division between various groups of the students, whereas 
all the students should form one body. But although the legis- 
lature might banish Greek-letter societies from the university, the 
legislature could not make the members of those societies stop 
hanging together, associating together, and being among them- 
selves bands of special friends. So the result would not be 
materially different, after all. 

To the young men at the University of Arkansas who are not 
members of fraternities we would say : If you don't want to join 
a fraternity, don't try to have that right denied to other students 
who do want to join such organizations. If you do want to join a 
fraternity, you can apply to any of the existing fraternities that 
are not represented at the University of Arkansas, of which there 



lo THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

are a large number, for a charter for a new chapter at this institu- 
tion. If you cannot secure such a charter, you are perfectly free 
to start a fraternity of your own. There is no central grand high 
muck-a-muck from whom authority must be secured. Every stu- 
dent is as free to start a Greek-letter fraternity as every farmer is 
free to plant a crop. You don't know how ? We'll tell you, if we 
give the snap away. 

Get together some of your friends. Greek-letter fraternities 
consist of 95 per cent, of friendship and 5 per cent, of mystery. 
Select some saying, like "Virtue is happiness," or "Wisdom is 
priceless," or any other sentiment that is appropriate. Then 
translate the motto you have chosen into Greek, and use the first 
letters of the Greek words for the name of your fraternity. Adopt 
a constitution. Agree that when you shake hands with a member 
of your society you will crook your fingers in a certain way or 
give some twist to the wrist. Design a badge, and have the design 
worked out by a jeweler. There you have a full-fledged fraternity 
— a fraternity just as mysterious, just as terrible, and just as 
formidable as any that are now at the University of Arkansas. 
All the present fraternities were started at some college by some 
men. Other men are free to do the same. 

We have said that the first fraternity was started at William 
and Mary in 1776. This first fraternity happened to adopt a 
Greek motto, and then got its name from the first letters of the 
Greek words in that motto. Thus it is ,mere accident that college 
fraternities have come to be named from Greek letters. If the 
men who founded the first fraternity at William and Mary had 
chosen a Hebrew motto, and had gotten a name from the first 
letters of the Hebrew words forming the motto, doubtless college 
fraternities would today be known as " Hebrew-letter societies." 
We thing it rather strange that so little originality has been shown 
in the founding of college fraternities. So far as we know, they 
have all slavishly followed the same model, and have all chosen 
Greek-letter names. But the Greek language is not entitled to 
honor above all others. Phoenicia was the mother of the alphabet 
and gave that invaluable* invention to Greece. And right by 
Phoenicia there lay the land of Israel. Gibbon has said of these 
two little nations that one gave to the world an alphabet and the 



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GREEK-LETTER SOCIETIES IN ARKANSAS II 

Other a religion. Instead of naming a college fraternity AljAa 
Theta Nu, why not go to the Hebrew and say Aleph Teth Nun ? 
Not only would the latter be more strange to the ears of the 
uninitiated, but the three Hebrew letters would be vastly more 
strange and vastly more mystifying to the eyes of the un-elect 
than would any three Greek letters. Or a society could be named 
with Phoenician letters and thereby arrogate to itself superiority 
in mystery. And there is the Egyptian. If the ancient Greeks 
called other peoples "barbarians," the still more ancient Egyp- 
tians called the Greeks barbarians and worse. A firm of whole- 
sale liquor dealers in Memphis has for fifty years used four 
Egyptian letters for the name of one of its brands, and for half 
a century people have been wondering what those letters are and 
what they mean. But it isn't every man that can read the 
Egyptian, and, as a matter of fact, there are said to be only two 
or three people in the world who know what this whiskey brand 
means ; but we imagine that the wise old boys who unraveled the 
mysteries of the Rosetta stone might put the drinks on the whiskey 
firm. 

Instead of causing enmity and strife by trying to abolish the 
Greek-letter societies, let students at the University of Arkansas 
start other Greek-letter societies, or strike out into new and 
unexplored fields and give the college fraternity world something 
novel in the shape of Egyptian, Phoenician, or Hebrew-letter fra- 
ternities. Then you would have mystery; for not one man in a 
thousand could even guess what language the letters on your 
fraternity badge belonged to. Or the students might be original 
in the other directions and use Russian or Japanese letters. Sup- 
pose a University of Arkansas student wore — or his best girl 
wore — a fraternity pin with three Russian letters upon it. The 
wearer might say that he belonged, or the wearer might blush and 
say that " she *' belonged, to Tsey Eff Feetah. But even then few 
could guess that the three letters on the badge were Russian. Or 
Japanese letters might be more mysterious still. 

"No pent-up Attica contracts your powers, 
But every cryptic alphabet is yours." 



A BIT OF SIGMA CHI REMINISCENCE 



JOHN JAMES PIATT 
Gamma 1862 



I am at least one of the elder brothers of the Sigma Chi Fra- 
ternity, and possibly — indeed, I may say probably — I am the 
only surviving witness present tonight of the third biennial con- 
vention of the Fraternity, the last before the great Civil War, held 
at Wheeling, Va., in the middle days of April, 1861. As in some 
respects the most memorable general meeting of the Fraternity — 
which had then but nine chapters, and about two hundred mem- 
bers — a little reminiscence of it by its perhaps only possible 
verbal or word-of-mouth historian may not appear uninteresting 
on this semi-centennial occasion. 

I was made, I was not bom — I may remark, by way of pref- 
ace — a member of the Gamma Chapter, because I was first 
made poet of this convention. The Latin phrase, " Poeta nascitur, 
non fit," need not be recalled just now; the way it happened, I 
may, however, venture to call to mind. 

One day in the winter of 1 860-1 — it may have been in 
December, i860, or it may have been in January, 1861 — I was 
sitting in the editorial office of my dear old friend, George D. 
Prentice, the famous editor of the Louisville Journal (he called 
me his poet, his assistant editor, and his private secretary — I was 
chiefly the latter), when he handed me a letter, just received, 
from the Sigma Chi Fraternity, informing him that he had been 
selected as its poet for the convention to be held at Wheeling the 
following April, and expressing the hope that he might be present 
and deliver the poem. Mr. Prentice was then very busy assisting 
to check the secession movement in Kentucky and elsewhere. 
*^ Please answer this, thanking the gentlemen for the compliment 
they pay me, but telling them that, engrossed as I am at this 
time in public affairs, it will be impossible for me to write the 
poem, or to take time to be present and deliver it at Wheeling, 
if it were written." Mr. Prentice signed the letter, and it was 



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A BIT OF SIGMA CHI REMINISCENCE 13 

posted. A week or ten days later a letter came to me from the 
Fraternity, informing me that I had been selected poet for the 
convention at Wheeling, and expressing the hope that I would not 
fail to write the poem and deliver it. I turned the letter over to 
Mr. Prentice, who advised me to accept the appointment, and — 
well, he thought (although I was doing my best to help him save 
the Union in Kentucky) I might safely take time to write the 
poem. I answered accordingly, and began to look about for a 
proper subject. Since the Sigma Chi — a Greek-letter fraternity 
— was a learned society, I could not err in taking a subject having 
reference to literature, and in " The Literary Window " I aimed 
(perhaps the motive was not very original) to show or intimate 
how the great accumulation of the world's literature, particularly 
what is sometimes called the literature of power, had influenced, 
and still influences, the world of human action ; or something to 
that effect. 

Time passed, and the clouds gloomed and gathered in the 
South. I think it must have been late in February — it may have 
been early in March or April — 1861, that I received a letter from 
one of the three founders who are here tonight, one whom I knew 
perscmally (but I had not known that he was a Sigma Chi), say- 
ing he hoped I would not fail to be at Wheeling. He would be 
there himself, he said, and I would meet a lot of good fellows, 
including not a few from the southern Confederacy. I took it for 
granted he had friendly leanings himself toward the Confederacy, 
and indeed I am sure he then had. 

I went to Washington a few days, later, accepting a place 
offered me by my friend, Hon. Salmon P. Chase, in the Treasury 
Department — this was in the second week of March. The 12th 
of April came — the fall of Fort Sumter, President Lincoln's call 
for an army of 75,000 men. About April 15 I came westward 
over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Wheeling — having a free 
pass over that road, as it fortunately happened ; otherwise I might 
have missed a memory which belongs to history, by taking the 
Pennsylvania route — to attend the Sigma Chi convention. That 
was a bad time for such a Greek-letter convention. I doubt if 
there were over twenty-five Sigma Chis in Wheeling, and my 
friend, the founder, was not one of these. (If he had been, I 



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might have tried my poem on him ; he has tried me in that way 
sometimes. ) He had already raised a company, if not a regiment, 
as I learned subsequently, for the Union army. ( He had deserted 
the Confederacy. I may add that, less than a year afterward, he 
was shot to pieces and left for dead on the field at Shiloh, his 
obituary being written by his fellow-collegian, Whitelaw Reid, 
and published in the old Cincinnati Gazette. But he came to life 
again, and will doubtless be heard from at Oxford tomorrow and 
indeed he is present here tonight. ) 

There was a tremendous clicking of wires in the Grand Hotel 
of Wheeling — if that was its name; their voice, like that of 
Sempronius, was " still for war." The largest hall in the city was 
engaged by the Sigma Chis for their public entertainment. It 
proved to be what old fishers of men term a " water-haul." Rev. 
William A. Sniveley, Omicron 1861, then of Cincinnati, was the 
orator of the evening. The old gentleman with his stout wife and 
pretty daughter (after nearly half a century people cannot be cer- 
tain about their eyesight) stood the oration, which was imder- 
standable, but — well, they cut short the poem: it was only half 
read when " the subsequent proceedings interested them no more." 
The vast vacancy in the center of the hall became conspicuous by 
their absence. After forty-four years they may well have gone to 
their reward (the young lady, however, may survive as a happy 
grandmother). There was a great banquet, of course; but many 
basketfuls must have been left over, gathered up, and carried 
away for the poor. 

Next morning there was a business meeting, when, among 
other things, I was initiated a member of the Gamma Chapter of 
the Sigma Chis, taking whatever oath was administered, and 
being intrusted with the sacred secrets of the Fraternity. On the 
morning of April 18 the Sigma Chis disbanded. Less than half a 
dozen — one; or two from Virginia, one or two from Mississippi 
— accompanied me on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad homeward 
as far as Washington. I found that these southerners expected 
to go into the Confederate army without delay. As our train 
approached Harper's Ferry, late in the evening, it began to drag 
and hesitate, making frequent unexplained stops. Something was 
apparently wrong. A little west of Martinsburg it came to a full 
stop, and the morning found us still there. Finally, after break- 



A BIT OF SIGMA CHI REMINISCENCE 15 

fast at Martinsburgf, we moved slowly on, and perhaps at 9 or 
9 : 30 we reached Harper's Ferry. There was a strange flag at the 
peak of the government flag-pole, where the good old stars-and- 
stripes had waved "o'er the land of the free," etc., less than a 
week before — the palmetto flag of South Carolina, unless my 
memory is at fault The Virginia chivalry, who, like Tarquin, 
" had done the deed of shame," and were not ashamed of it, were 
assembled about the long open-air platform as we drew up appre- 
hensively. They were in every shape or garb that was not uni- 
form. They were variously armed. " Gran'ther's gun " was in 
evidence; there were government and other rifles; there were 
muskets and horse-pistols and shot-guns ; there were old swords, 
cutlasses, and, doubtless, corn-cutters. But they were all in 
apparently great good humor, and " did nothing for to hurt us." 
They recognized that we were all good Sigma Chis homeward 
bound to join the Confederacy. After a while we passed on, 
crossing the bridge, which was still intact. The railroad extended 
at that time directly to Baltimore, putting out an arm — the 
Washington branch, at the old Maryland hostelry known as the 
Relay House — where (there being no train until toward evening 
to carry us into Washington) we put up for the day and had a 
good country-inn dinner. I am thus explicit because this was a 
historic day, April 19: "And Baltimore remembered Lexington." 
Before our passenger train arrived from Baltimore to take us 
on to Washington, a long freight train, loaded with the Sixth 
Massachusetts Regiment — the earliest fully equipped regiment 
to reach the capital from the North — passed along down the 
Branch road. Armed police came out in advance to guard the 
bridge near the Relay House across the Monocacy. There had 
been a fight in the streets of Baltimore while the Sixth Massa- 
chusetts marched through the city. Our train passed this freight 
train and reached Washington in advance of it, and in the golden 
sunset light I remember to have followed the splendid Sixth 
Massachusetts Regiment to Capitol Hill, and to have seen its 
soldiers bivouacked in the halls of Congress, where they remained 
for some time, and the cellars and areas under and about the great 
marble building were converted into bakeries and kitchens. One 
or two of my associates in the Treasury Department told me that 
evening that I should be called upon to take a new oath and 



i6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

furnished with arms to help defend the Treasury Building. And 
next morning this proved true. The lower windows of the great 
building, I found, were barricaded with heavy planks, and guns 
with bayonets were stacked here and there in reach of the main 
corridor for a day or two. Meanwhile the two or three Sigma 
Chi brothers who had accompanied me from Wheeling back to 
Washington had vanished. If inter arma leges silent, so do 
letters, including Greek letters, and the Sigma Chis were not 
again heard of, or heard of by me, until 1869, when I was again 
made their poet for the convention. 

The document which I hold in my hands — which, as Mark 
Antony said of the dead Caesar's will, " pardon me, I do not mean 
to read " — is written on stationery furnished me for the purpose 
of making a copy of "The Library Window" for printing in 
pamphlet form, a montli after the convention at Wheeling. I was 
invited to re-read this poem here tonight, but owing to the 
lateness of the hour, I will recite only an extract, to which I have 
given the title "From the Window of a Great Library." The 
portion which I have selected is as follows : 

" The Dead alive and busy." — Henry Vaughn. 
Without, wind-lifted, look, a little rose 
(From the great Summer's heart its life-blood flows) 
For some fond spirit to reach and kiss and bless, 
Qimbs to the casement, brings the lovely wraith 
Of the sun's quick-blooded world of joyousness 
Into this still world of enchanted breath! 
And, far away, behold the dust arise 
From streets white-hot into the sunny skies: 
The city murmurs : in the sunshine beats, 
Through all its giant veins of throbbing streets. 
The heart of Business, on whose sweltering brow 
The dew shall sleep tonight — forgotten now. 
There rush the many, toiling as but one ; 
There swarm the hiving myriads in the sun; 
There all the mighty troubled day is loud 
(Business the god whose voice is of the crowd) ; 
And far above the sea-horizon blue, 
Like sea-birds, sails are hovering into view. 
There move the living; here the dead that move 
(In the still book- world rests the noiseless lever 
That moves the noisy, thronged world forever) ; 
Below, the living move ; the dead, above. 



KAPPA KAPPA CHAPTER'S SECOND ANNUAL 
INITIATION AND ALUMNI BANQUET 



STANLEY S. SNYDER 



Kappa Kappa Chapter held its second annual initiation and 
alumni banquet on the evening of November 4. Thirty-four 
guests were present, all of whom were alumni of the chapter, with 
the exception of Past Grand Consul Howard Ferris, of Cincinnati ; 
Fielding H. Yost, Mu Mu 1897, of Ann Arbor; James T. 
Harahan, Alpha Theta 1899, of Chicago; and Lewis M. Reeves, 
Gamma 1893, of Peoria. 

In the afternoon everyone attended the Illinois-Michigan 
game, and afterward repaired to the chapter house, where the 
rites were administered to the eight candidates. At the close of 
this ceremony, the party proceeded to the Hotel Beardsley, where 
a banquet of nine courses was served upon a table in the shape of 
a Sigma Chi Cross, with Grand Tribune Herbert C. Arms, 1895, 
as toastmaster at the upper arm. The table was decorated with 
ferns and pink carnations, the chapter flower, and brought forth 
many complimentary remarks. The menu-cards were tastily 
decorated in blue and gold, and, besides the menu, contained the 
names of the initiates, several Sigma Chi songs, the toasts, and 
space for the autographs of those attending. 

After the invocation, by George C. Moore, D.D., C. W. 
Richards, Kappa Kappa's delegate to the Semi-centennial Con- 
vention, gave the address of welcome on behalf of the active 
chapter. He dwelt upon our debt to the alumni for making it 
possible for us to enjoy the blessings conferred by membership 
in Kappa Kappa. Lyle G. Herrick, 1903, responded on behalf of 
the altmini, and complimented the chapter on its strength. 

Next came William A. Heath, 1883, to whom we owe our 
present existence. He told us of the early life of the chapter, and 
recounted many stories of the trials and pleasures of our prede- 
cessors. Brother Johnstone, 1905, talked to us of the present 
chapter and its hopes for the future; and Brother Mathews, 1903, 

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gave the initiates an excellent interpretation of the relation of the 
individual member to his chapter and to the Fraternity at large. 
Last, but far from least, was Past Grand Consul Howard Ferris, 
of Cincinnati, who had adjourned court to be with us. His sub- 
ject was : " Sig Spirit — Where Did You Get It and What Are 
You Going to Do With It?" and it has never been our good 
fortune to listen to a more beautiful and inspiring address than 
this impromptu exposition of what the true fraternity spirit 
should be. 

The idea of having an annual gathering of this sort was 
inaugurated last year by Kappa Kappa, and the two affairs have 
proved that they are the most pleasant and profitable means of 
keping alive the interest of the alumni. Everybody who attends 
one of these reunions will make an effort to be present at the next. 
With a single exception, all who attended last year's meeting 
repeated the experience, showing how much the alumni enjoy 
returning to renew the happy days when they were active mem- 
bers. 



OMICRON'S NEW CHAPTER HOUSE 



DAVID HUNTER RIDDLE 
Omicron 1899 



Sigma Chis at Dickinson will always look back upon the 1905 
commencement with a feeling of supreme happiness. It was a 
time of great importance, for the chapter house, which has been 
the hope, aim, and ambition of all Omicron men during the last 
ten years, was dedicated. Many alumni returned, and repre- 
sentatives from a number of the chapters in the First Province 
were present to help celebrate the event. Especially glad were we 
to have with us Grand Praetor McElhone, for whom Omicron 
always has cherished a particular fondness. 

The celebration commenced with a reception and dance on 
Friday evening, at which were present about 1 50 guests, including 
the faculty, representatives from each fraternity and sorority in 
the college, and many of the good people of Carlisle. The boys of 
the active chapter were untiring in their efforts, decorating the 
house, stringing lanterns on the porch, and afterward doing 
everything possible to entertain their guests. A charming group 
of young Sigfma Chi matrons formed the receiving line and did 
much to make the affair a grand success. The dance which fol- 
lowed the reception was held in the living-room, which is larg^ 
and well adapted to this purpose. 

During the week that followed open house was kept, and 
many enjoyed the hospitality of the chapter. There were several 
informal dances and porch parties, and numerous nocturnal 
gatherings, when the Sigs of bygone days got together and stayed 
together, talked and laughed and sang together, in many instances 
till the early morning hours. 

The formal dedication and banquet took place on Monday 
afternoon. We had made a special effort to get as many as pos- 
sible of the alumni back for this occasion, and were delighted at 
the large number of "old grads" who accepted the invitation. 
Here the history of the building of the house from its inception, 

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was gone over, the obstacles which had been met and overcome by 
the Chapter House Association were recounted, and full assur- 
ance was given that the good work would be carried on by the 
present chapter. Omicron owes a great debt of gratitude to these 
men for the way in which they undertone and pushed through to 
a successful conclusion the building of the house. As it stands 
today, it is a monument to the untiring zeal and loyalty of the 
men who had it in charge, and to the unselfishness and generosity 
of the alumni. 

The two men chiefly responsible for the fact that today Sigma 
Chi has a house at Dickinson are Brothers Merkel Landis and 
Ray Zug. Brother Landis was the first to act. He brought the 
matter before the notice of the alumni, asking every man who had 
ever been a member of the chapter to contribute. Through him 
we were fortunate enough to secure the very best site in the town 
for a fraternity house, and his care and watchfulness have made 
the house meet in every respect the expectations of those who 
planned it. Brother Zug gave his services as architect, and not 
only did he plan a house which admirably answers every purpose, 
but he designed the decorations of the interior and contributed all 
the furniture for one room. His ideas were highly original and 
attractive, and the praise of his work has been universal. 

The arrangement of the first floor is simple but effective, and 
has been found very convenient, especially for large gatherings, 
as all the rooms open into one another. The front door, on which 
is emblazoned the shield of the Fraternity, leads into the recep- 
tion hall. Directly back of the hall is the smoking-room, and to 
the right, extending the whole depth of the building, is the large 
living-room. The reception hall is finished in golden oak, the wall 
being covered with green burlap, with a lighter shade of green on 
the ceiling. The stairway winds up from the left, around an 
attractive seat beside the fireplace. To the right is an arch, lead- 
ing into the living-room. Here the walls are finished in red, with 
a buff ceiling. A heavy paneling, four feet high, done in Flemish 
oak, extends around the entire room. The fireplace is of dark-red 
brick. In the living-rocmi and the hall the floor is of hardwood. 
The smoking-room is in red, with Flemish oak woodwork. The 
walls are covered with burlap, and the floor is tiled. A beautiful 



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OMICRON'S NEW CHAPTER HOUSE 21 

series of panels, done in burnt-wood and colors decorates the 
walls. These, as well as the furniture of the room, were made by 
Brother Zug. The furniture is of mission style, as is also that of 
the living-room. On the second floor there are four rooms, 
besides a bathroom, all aranged so as to open into the hall. These 
rooms are used as studies, the sleeping quarters being on the third 
floor. This arrangement economizes space and has proved to be 
very successful. The house faces directly on the most picturesque 
part of the college campus, and stands back about thirty feet from 
the street. The aj^earance of the exterior is very pleasing. The 
building materials are a combination of gray stone and green 
shingles, the stone reaching to the second story. A wide porch 
extends across the front. The location of the house could not be 
improved upon. It adjoins one of the college dormitories and is 
in the same row with the president's house. 

In building the Omicron chapter house the object was twofold : 
first, to give Sigma Chi a fitting home at Dickinson, and, secondly, 
to furnish a place where the former members of our chapter and 
the men of the Fraternity at large might go and feel at home. 
The house represents a great amount of work, and certainly con- 
siderable self-denial on the part of the chapter's loyal sons ; but 
they will feel amply repaid if, by their efforts, the prosperity of 
the Fraternity is strengthened. The assoi^ation feels that it is 
turning the house over to very worthy owners. Never has Omi- 
cron had a finer lot of men, nor has the chapter been in a more 
flourishing condition, nor has the general outlook been more 
promising. 



THE SOUVENIR BOOKLET 

A REVIEW OF THE VOLUME CONTAINING THE SEMI-CENTENNIAL 

PROGRAM 



JAMES FINCK ROYSTER 
Omicron Omicron 1900 



The resolution passed by the last Grand Chapter calling 
for the publication of a fitting booklet in commemoration of 
" Founders' Day " at Miami last June was a happy conclusion to 
a happily devised plan. For the four hundred or more fortunate 
Sigma Chis who participated in the celebration of that day it is 
not needed to keep its memory in their hearts or minds ; but even 
these will welcome and appreciate the value of this volume. For 
the eight thousand less fortunate ones, however, who were denied 
the privilege of hearing the noble^spirited and cheering words, 
and of living through the stirring and inspiring scenes of the 
pilgrimage through " the Bethlehem of our fraternity life," the 
booklet is a source of great pleasure, and ccwnes nearer compen- 
sating them for their absence than anything else could. The 
speeches, faithfully preserved, make us live through the whole 
fifty years of our history. By picture and word we are carried 
back to the days when the founders gathered in a dingy little 
room above a dingy little drugstore through the stirring times of 
the civil conflict; the struggles in the period of desolation fol- 
lowing it; the new birth of the Fraternity, and its remarkable 
growth and broadening, both in spirit and numbers, during the 
last twenty years. 

The volume, of over one hundred pages, contains all the 
addresses delivered on Founders' Day, communications from the 
surviving founders, and poems for the occasion by Walter Malone, 
Eta Eta 1887, and Warren Holliday, Theta Theta 1894. There 
are twelve half-tone illustrations, as follows: "Surviving 
Founders," "Campus Scenes — Miami University," "Building in 
Which the Fraternity Was Founded," " Fifty Years Ago," " The 



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Blue and the Gray, 1861-65," "William Lewis Lockwood," 
" Franklin Howard Scobey," " Isaac M. Jordan," " Souvenir Pre- 
sented to the Founders," " Memorial Tablet," " Anniversary Day 
at * Old Miami,' " and " On the Water Wagon." 

The make-up of the booklet is in very good taste and is well 
executed. This latest addition to the library of Sigma Chi 
deserves a prominent place on its shelves. It is a lasting monu- 
ment of the exercises of a great day; a wholesome source of 
good thought, the re-reading of which will benefit us all; and 
another tribute to the efficiency of the business administration. 



ANDREW BROWN DUVALL, EPSILON 1867 



ROBERT FARNHAM 
Epsilon 1864 



It is with a feeling of sadness that I take up my pen to pay a 
loving tribute to one of our brothers who has passed away. Dur- 
ing my forty-one years' experience in Sig^a Chi, of the many 
noble and loyal brothers I have known, and with whom I have 
been thrown in contact, I believe there has not been one who pos- 
sessed all the requirements and true principles of our beloved 
Fraternity in greater degree than our lamented brother, Andrew 
Brown Duvall^ whose death occurred at sea on his return from 
Europe, September 12, 1905. My love and affection for Brother 
Duvall were won many years ago when we were schoolmates ; and 
during all the various vicissitudes of life the friendship formed in 
those early days remained strong and abiding. 

Brother Duvall was a native of Washington, D. C, and was 
born March 20, 1847. He was a descendant of Mareen Duvall, 
who fled from France in the time of the Huguenot persecution and 
settled in Maryland. Brother Duvall's entire life was spent in 
Washington. He was educated in the' public and private schools, 
taking his college course in the classical department of Columbian 
College, now a part of George Washington University, graduating 
in 1867. He became a student of law in the same institution, and 
took the degree of LL.B. in 1869. He was almost immediately 
admitted to the bar, and entered upon a lucrative practice in the 
city courts. Brother Duvall was for many years an instructor of 
young lawyers, giving lectures at one or another of the law schools 
of the city. He served as treasurer and trustee of the Bar Asso- 
ciation. He figured in many of the important and notable law 
cases. He was appointed attorney for the District of Columbia 
March 1 5, 1889. To this office he devoted the energies of his life, 
and the knowledge and experience derived from a long and suc- 
cessful career at the Washington bar. Brother Duvall's method 
may be expressed by the word "thoroughness." He attacked 

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ANDREW BROWN DUVALL, EPSILON 1867 
Died Scplember iz, 1905 



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ANDREW BROWN DUVALL 25 

every question presented to him with the same earnestness that he 
would have shown had he been the recipient of a large retainer. 
He was called upon to deal with a perplexing variety of legal 
matter connected with the district government, and his judgment 
was rarely at fault, or his advice to the commissioners wrong. He 
has left behind him a record of which his family may well be 
proud, and which will endure as long as the annals of the district 
government exist. In May, 1872, he was married to Miss Mary 
M. Walker, daughter of Charles E. Walker, and niece of Captain 
Samuel H. Walker, who won fame in the Mexican War. Four 
daughters and two sons compose the family, which was the joy 
and pride of Brother Duvall's life. 

By the death of Brother Duvall our Fraternity loses one of 
its most loyal and devoted members. He was initiated into Epsi- 
lon Chapter in October, 1864, and from that time until his death 
he was loyal and true, never wavering in his interest in the Fra- 
ternity. He was connected with his chapter three years, and the 
minutes of Epsilon record his devotion to and efforts in behalf of 
Sigma Chi. At the Sixth Grand Chapter, in 1866, he was on the 
Committee on Entertainment, and the success of that convention 
was mainly due to his indefatigable efforts. He was appointed 
chairman of a committee to reorg^ize the southern chapters, 
which had disbanded during the Civil War, and, as General 
Runkle has often remarked, there are " founders and refounders." 
It may well be said of Brother Duvall that he was one of the 
refounders of Sig^a Chi. 

In 1880 we find him attending the Thirteenth Grand Chapter, 
and adding to the success of that convention by his earnest, enthu- 
siastic devotion. In 1889 he helped to organize the Washington 
Alumni Chapter. In 1890 he was chairman of the Executive 
Committee, which entertained the Eighteenth Grand Chapter at 
Washington, D. C. Again, in 1892, we find him assisting at the 
revival ceremonies of the initiation of his old chapter at Mount 
Vernon. He served as president and vice-president of the Wash- 
ington Alumni Chapter. Seldom has there been a gathering of 
Sigma Chis in Washington at which he was not present. He 
seemed never to forget his Fraternity, and was always proud of it, 
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26 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

success. At the anntial dinner of the Washington alumni in 
February last he was present, with his smiling face and congenial 
manner. His address on that occasicm was remarkable for its 
true Sigma Chi spirit, and the feeling manner with which he 
referred to the early days of Epsilon Chapter and the memory of 
the dear brothers who had passed away. The last time he was 
present at a Sigma Chi function was at the Forty-first Anniver- 
sary of his old chapter, June lo, 1905. 

All Sigma Chis in Washington will ever remember him, and 
will cherish his memory for all time. We shall miss his presence 
at our gatherings, and we shall never forget him. Death at all 
times is a mournful messenger, the great leveler of all earthly dis- 
tinction ; but, at the same time, we are taught that in one sense the 
good can never die, for the memory of their virtues and bright 
example will live through all the coming years in an immortality 
that extends beyond the grave. The consolation of this thought 
may calm our sorrows and dispel our gloom. 

Why weep ye, then, for him, who, having run 

The bounds of man's appointed years, at last, 
Life's blessings all enjoyed, life's labors done, 

Serenely to his final rest has passed. 
While the soft memory of his virtues yet 
Lingers like twilight hues when the bright sun has set? 



ANNIVERSARY SONG 



Words by C H. ELDRIDGE 
Delta Ddto 1885 



Music — air from Chimes of Normandy 
I Am by Your Side" (Germaine) 



t< 



Where'er we wander 'neath the heaven's blue 

Which spans the never-ending sky, 
Where'er the sun reflects its golden hue, 
We glory in old Sigma Chi. 
None other can with her compare. 
None other is so true and fair. 
Then let this be our ringing battle-cry : 

Refrain — 
Glorious Sigma Chi ! Grand old Sigma Chi 1 
For thee we live — for thee would gladly die. 
Dear Sigma Chi ! 

The brave old boys who gave to us our birth. 

Just fifty shining years ago, 
For all that time have glorified this earth. 
To them our loving thoughts outflow. 
God grant we many times may meet you, 
In love fraternal may we greet you. 
And sing together, as we onward go : 

Refrain — 
Glorious Sigma Chi 1 Grand old Sigma Chi ! 
For thee we live — for thee would gladly die, 
Dear Sigma Chi 1 

And when we pass into the Great Beyond, 

And reach the ever-shining shore, 
Where brothers can clasp hands in memory fond. 
And greet the symbol we adore, 
Then 'round the Cross set up before us. 
And with its radiance streaming o'er us. 
We'll gather, singing, as in days of yore: 

Refrain — 
Glorious Sigma Chi ! Grand old Sigma Chi I 
Through changeless ages we bear thy Cross on high. 
Dear Sigma Chi ! 

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Editorial 



An edition of the Songbook, containing a number of new selec- 
tions, has recently been printed, and is ready for distribution 
through the office of the grand quaestor. The price is $i net, 
$i.io postpaid. Among the new songp should be mentioned 
"Glorious Sigma Chi," by Charles H. Eldredge, Delta Delta 
1885, and "Imperial Edward," by Arthur J. McElhone, Epsilon 
1902. 

The last number of the Bulletin announces the establishment 
of an alumni chapter at Manila, Philippine Islands. The proposal 
came to the grand triumvirs through Brother Roy W. Squires, 
Alpha Sigma 1894, and was placed before the Grand Council, 
which voted that the charter should be granted August 13, 1905. 
The chapter has ten members, and it is expected that this number 
will be increased materially during the coming autumn and winter. 

The first of the month witnessed the publication of the pro- 
ceedings connected with the recent celebration of the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the Fraternity at Miami University. Much more time 
was consumed in collecting the material than was expected, but 
now that the volume is out it is hoped it may be given as wide 
circulation as possible. The price is $1 postpaid. It is the plan 
of the triumvirs, however, to furnish the book free to subscribers 
to the Quarterly whose subscriptions are paid one year in advance, 
and to alumni note-signers who have paid one note and have none 
past due. 

It is our pleasure to announce the birth of another new chapter. 
Omega Omega, which was installed at the University of Arkansas 
on September 16. It is interesting to note, in this connection, the 
trend of Fraternity opinion with reference to questions of exten- 
sion. We believe that the attitude of the Fraternity on this matter 
was never more rational or freer from what may be called sec- 

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EDITORIAL 29 

tional sentiment than at the present time. Sigma Chi naturally 
has its center of population close to that of national population, 
because of the fact that so many of its chapters were originally 
established in the central states. It has been conceded for a num- 
ber of years that extension in the East is desirable, and the Fra- 
ternity has availed itself of every favorable opportunity. The 
installation of chapters in western institutions has been a natural 
consequence of the growth of the state universities, and it is 
reasonable to suppose that other chapters will be established at no 
distant date in every g^wing state institution of collegiate stand- 
ing west of the Mississippi. There seemed to be a strong senti- 
ment in the last Grand Chapter in favor of reviving some of the 
chapters in southern institutions, and, without wishing to make it 
ai^)ear that we favor an aggressive policy of extension, we predict 
that, as these colleges and universities become stronger, Sigma 
Chi will be glad to see the reinstatement of many of her chapters 
which died as a result of conditions following the Civil War. 
The movement along this line will be closely watched by those 
interested in this phase of fraternity work. It is generally con- 
ceded that Sigma Chi has entered the University of Arkansas at 
an opportune time and that the chapter is an assured success. 

As a result of a serious accident, the horrible details of 
which have been given out through the public press during the 
past few weeks, the whole fraternity system has been placed in an 
unfavorable light, to say nothing of the severe criticisms which 
have been passed upon the initiatory methods employed by the 
particular chapter of the unfortunate fraternity in question. It is 
not our purpose here to go into the details of the incident. We 
believe the customs in vogue in nearly every fraternity open the 
way for accidents, differing only in their antecedents from the one 
at Kenyon College ; and in view of what seems to be a growing 
disposition on the part of many chapters to go beyond the bounds 
of reason in the introduction of features foreign to the ritual in 
connection with initiations, the time has come when reform in 
these matters must be instituted. The situation has been the sub- 
ject of serious thought on the part of the Grand Officers and many 
alumni for a number of years, but no effective remedy has been 



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suggested. This can be brought about only through a shifting of 
the standards held by active chapters, and, in our opinion, it is 
high time that a campaign should be inaugurated which will place 
the problem clearly before all members of the Fraternity in a way 
that the points at issue may be rati<Mially and fully discussed. It 
is probable that action will be taken by the next Grand Chapter, 
but it is unnecessary at this time to forecast what line of policy 
will be adopted. It is hoped, however, that the lessons to be 
drawn from the sad experience of a sister fraternity may have 
their lasting effect on every Sigma Chi in favor of reform in con- 
nection with methods of initiation. It goes without saying that 
the introduction of tests involving the element of roughness or 
danger are foreign to the spirit of the ritual of our order, and, 
therefore, have no place in the initiatory ceremony. It naturally 
follows that it is the duty of the Fraternity to put forth every pos- 
sible effort in the prevention of any act on the part of a chapter 
which will place the life or limb of any of its candidates in 
jeopardy. It is our own opinion that it would be a desirable 
thing for the Fraternity officially to declare that all initiatory 
ceremonies shall be conducted on the premises of the chapter. 
This could easily be done, whether a house, lodge, or hall is occu- 
pied. By following this plan, many of the serious accidents which 
have befallen fraternities in connection with initiations in the past 
would have been avoided. We believe that all wanton so-called 
"horse play," which now holds such a prominent place in initia- 
tions, and which is often carried on in public, should be eliminated 
entirely, and that the time has come when the national organiza- 
tions of all fraternities must join hands in an attempt to reform 
the methods which are almost uniformly employed by chapters in 
connection with the introduction of new members. Fraternities 
are attempting to maintain a dignified position in other fields, and 
the only way to command the respect of the public at large is to 
see, not only that national organizations are conducted in a 
respectable and businesslike way, but that all of the methods 
employed by individual chapters shall be above approach. We 
expect to have more to say on this subject in future numbers, and 
we shall be pleased to throw open the pages of the magazine to 
active or alumni members for a frank presentation of any phase of 
the question. 



Letters from Active Chapters 

FIRST PROVINCE 

EPSILON CHAPTER — GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, i^i ; women, 163 ; total 1,524 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 8 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 225 

Chapter membership 14 

Pledged men 3 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Qarence W. Whitmore, 1906 Washington, D. C. 

Charles F. Sterne, 1906 Washington, D.C. 

F Wilson Mahon, 1906 Ohio 

H. Watson Moffitt, I9Q7 Ohio 

Paul Freeman, 1907 Ohio 

Maxwell W. Winter, 1907 Nebraska 

Risley G. Hunt, 1908. Washington, D. C 

George F. O'Neill, 1908 Massachusetts 

R. Staten Wallace, 1908 Maryland 

Stephen O. Ford, 1908 Washington, D. C. 

Herbert N. Keene, 1908 Washington, D. C. 

Francis E. Burke, 1908 Washington, D. C 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Charles E. Fair, 1909 Virginia 

Many changes have occurred in the membership of the chapter 
since last spring. Brother (Jarges, one of our most enthusiastic men, 
was drowned this summer while on his vacation, and is sorely missed 
by us all. The Washington Alumni Chapter and the Fraternity at 
large have suffered a great loss in the death of Brother Andrew B. 
Duvall, Epsilon 1868, who died on his way home from a trip to 
Europe. 

Brothers Michalis and Newbold have left us and gone to the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, where they have already affiliated with Phi 
Phi, to which we hope they will render as good service as they did to 
Epsilon. Brothers Evans and Winship have decided that they are 
getting too old and strong to go to school, and so have launched them- 

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32 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

selves into the world of business. We wish them all sorts of success. 
Brothers Kemp Acker, of Theta Chapter, and Hinshaw, of Nebraska, 
are now in Washington, and have affiliated with the chapter. Brother 
Everett has decided to return to school, after a vacation of two years, 
and we are much pleased to have him back in the chapter. 

We have just closed a deal by which we shall move from our 
present home at 1816 S Street to a house at 732 Tewnty-first Street. 
The new house is much larger, is better suited to our purpose, and is 
much closer to the university. It is colonial in style and is especially 
adapted for entertainments. 

We wish to acknowledge visits from Grand Praetor McElhone, 
who is with us most of the time, and always puts us on the right road 
when we need it ; and from Brothers Bailey, of Phi Phi, and Weikert, 
of Theta. 

Charles Fague Sterne. 
Washington, D. C, 
October 17, 1905. 



THETA CHAPTER — PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE 

Registration of students to date 240 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 6 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 74 

Chapter membership 12 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

David F. Miller, 1906 Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Albert Billheimcr, 1906 (Gettysburg, Pa. 

H. Brua Campbell, 1906 Middletown, Pa. 

Joseph C. Dickson, igo8 (Gettysburg, Pa. 

J, McCrea Dickson, 1908 Gettysburg, Pa. 

Le Roy E. Enterline, 1908 Ashland, Pa. 

(jcorge K. Shearer, 1908 York, Pa. 

(jcorge N. Acker, 1909 Washington, D. C. 

Maurice S. Weaver, 1909 Gettysburg, Pa. 

Grover Bream, 1909 Gettysburg, Pa. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Keller Rockey, 1908 Waynesboro, Pa. 

Daniel A. Ruff, 1909 York, Pa. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
H. B. Campbell, 1906, is presient of the senior class, and also 
of the Athletic Association. G. K. Shearer, 1908, plays left half-back 
on the 'varsity team. D. F. Miller, 1906, and G. K. Shearer, 1908, 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 33 

are athletic representatives of their classes. M. S. Weaver, 1909, and 
J, M. Dickson, 1908, are on the Mandolin Club, of which the former 
is leader. Albert Billheimer, 1906, is manager of the college basket- 
ball team. 

Pennsylvania College has begtm a very prosperous year, with a 
large freshman class. 

Brother Mcintosh, of Alpha Rho, was engaged in engineering 
work for the town sewer this summer. 

The chapter has held several informal dances at the house. 

Brothers Gilbert, 1905, Bartholomew, 1905, and Rice, 1905, spent 
several days with us at the opening of the term. 

Joseph C. Dickson. 

Gettysburg, Pa., 
October 17, 1905. 



KAPPA CHAPTER — BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 650; women, 200; total 850 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 6 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 80 

Chapter membership 9 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Charles D. (^per, 1905 Rheinold Station, Pa. 

F. Luther Heinze, 1907 Ashland, Pa. 

Jonathan Wolfe, 1907 Lewisburg, Pa. 

Warren H. Pettibone, 1907 Dorranceton, Pa. 

John L. Minor, 1907 Kittaning, Pa. 

William S. Duncan, 1908 Duncannon, Pa. 

David J. Hawk, 1908 Tower City, Pa. 

Arthur B. Hinterleiter, 1908 Kutztown, Pa. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

John L. Minor, 1907 Kittaning, Pa. 

William S. Duncan, 1908 Duncannon, Pa. 

David J. Hawk, 1908 Tower City, Pa. 

Arthur B. Hinterleiter, 1908 Kutztown, Pa. 

Hcmors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Charles D. Cooper, 1905, is captain of football team. John L. 
Minor, 1907, is assistant manager of the baseball team. 

Bucknell never had a more promising opening than in the fall 
term of 1905. With a freshman class of 150 and a number of new 



34 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

m 

instructors, things look bright for a prosperous year. The fraternity 
material is abundant. 

Socially Kappa has been very busy this year. We have given 
three dances and two " smokers." In attendance upon the latter were 
several alumni and a number of freshmen. The rooms occupied by 
Kappa have been refurnished and present a very attractive appear- 
ance, which greatly increases our chances for landing good men. 

William S. Duncan. 
Lbwisbusg, Pa., 
November 2, 1905. 



OMICRON CHAPTER — DICKINSON COLLEGE 

Registration of students to date — 

men, aoo; women, 50; total 250 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 8 

Chapter membership 11 

Pledged men 8 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

H. B. Fredricks, 1906 Catusaqua, Pa. 

N. B. Shepler, 1906 Corlish, Pa. 

F. R. Smith, 1906 Reynoldsville, Pa. 

H. E. McMinney, 1908 Homestead, Pa. 

W. D. Robison, 1908 Espy, Pa. 

R. H. Gilbert, Jr., 1908 Berwich, Pa. 

C H. Stewart, 1908 Carlisle, Pa. 

F. P. Simpson, 1908 Mill Creek, Pa. 

J. A. Simpson, 1909 Mill Creek, Pa. 

Paul J. Davis, law Newport News, Va. 

Vincent Butler, 1909 Carlisle, Pa. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Paul J. Davis is captain of the football and baseball teams. W. D. 
Robison is captain of the track team. R. H. Gilbert is assistant mana- 
ger of indoor sports. C. H. Stuart is captain of the class football 
team. Vincent Butler is captain of the freshman football team. 
H. B. Fredricks is vice-president of the senior class. Norman B. 
Shepler is director of the Glee Club and member of the upper-class 
executive committee. 

Omicron began the year with eleven good active men, losing by 
graduation only one. We are enjoying our new chapter house, which 
was completed last spring. All our men are at present residing in 
the house, which adds much pleasure to fraternity life. Since the 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 35 

opening of the school year the Greek-letter organizations have 
formed a Pan-Hellenic League, the purpose of which is to regulate 
and govern the pledging and rushing of college and preparatory men. 
Omicron wishes to acknowledge visits from Brothers Brunyate, 
1905, and Purcell and Yocum, of Alpha Chi. 

H. E. McMlNNEY. 
Caiojsle, Pa., 
October 20, 1905. 

PHI CHAPTER — LAFAYETTE COLLEGE 

Registration of students to date 350 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 12 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 205 

Chapter membership 19 

Pledged men 4 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Harry K. Hauck, 1906 Easton, Pa. 

Francis A. English, 1906 Elizabeth, N. J. 

Thomas H. Acker, 1907 Washington, D. C. 

Howard C. Hobbel, 1907 Trenton, N. J. 

Emerson O. Houser, 1907 Wiflcesbarre, Pa. 

Samuel C Straub, 1907 Easton, Pa. 

Holland M. Teel, 1907 Hackettstown, N. J. 

Samuel H. Wilde, 1907 Bloomfield, N. J. 

Roger S. Williams, 1907 Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

James G. (jorman, 1908 Elizabeth, N. J. 

William A. Hauck, 1908 Easton, Pa. 

Qarence A. Hensey, 1908 Washington, D. C. 

Robert L. Logan, 1908 Oil City, Pa. 

Louis W. Myers, 1908 Goister, N. J. 

(Hiester H. Rice, 1908 Easton, Pa. 

James K. Satchell, 1908 Easton, Pa. 

Robert M. Tyack, 1908 Reading, Pa. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Harold M. Brown, 1909 Elizabeth, N. J. 

Ralph B. Mitchell, 1909 Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

Norman Robbins, 1909 Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Francis A. English, 1906, is manager of the Varsity football team. 
Howard Hottel, 1907, is business manager of the 1907 Melange. 
Chester H. Rice, 1908, was elected assistant manager of the " Sock 
and Buskin," the college dramatic association. 



36 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

With the opening of the school year, September 14, came one or 
two surprises. Instead of a large freshman class, one of the smallest 
for several years entered, containing, besides, a very small quantity 
of desirable fraternity material. We had expected several men to 
enter who were either pledged or ours for the asking, but they either 
failed to appear or were not admitted ; so we had to work altogether 
among strangers. 

This fall Lafayette has an especially fine football team, which has 
made a splendid records Brother Logan, 1908, is again playing at 
right guard. The sophomores also have a winning team, not having 
lost a game. Brother Myers, 1908, is playing with them. 

Brother Keyser, Alpha Phi 1896, who has been living in Easton 
for the past year, and whose companionship we have enjoyed so 
much, has moved to Chicago. 

Phi Chapter feels proud to have one of its members at the head 
of the Fraternity, and the presence of Grand Consul Robert E. 
James at our social affairs, and especially at our initiaticms, adds 
greatly to their success. 

Thus far we have enjoyed a visit from but one Sig, Brother Kite, 
Alpha Rho 1906, who spent a couple of days with us at the b^^ning 
of the term. 

James K. Satchell. 
Easton, Pa., 
October 30, 1905. 

PHI PHI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 

Registration of students to date 3»763 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 23 

Chapter membership 32 

Pledged men 3 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Harry L. Smith, 1906 Harrisburg, Pa. 

J. Edwin Fulwcilcr, 1906 Philadelphia, Pa. 

John D. Mattson, 1906 Washington, D. C 

H. Ralph Ringe, 1906. Three Oaks, Pa. 

Warren C. Graham, 1906 Philadelphia, Pa. 

William B. Grccnburg, 1906 Waterbury, Conn. 

Wendell P. Raine, 1906 Harrisburg, Pa. 

James Joines, 1906 Chicago, 111. 

Paul Freeman, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 

John Thompson, 1907 Carlisle, Pa. 

Percy L. Buzby, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 37 

Francis Burch, 1907 Alexandria, Va. 

Robert Ryder, 1907 Morristown, Pa. 

Alexander Foster, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 

C A. Christiani, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 

John J. Gartland, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 

M. W. Jacobs, 1907 Harrisburg, Pa. 

Lloyd Johnson, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 

John S. Goodman, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 

George E. Kite, 1907 Norristown, Pa. 

William Wallace, 1907 Canandago, N. Y. 

Harry B. Magee, 1908 Qarion, Pa. 

Robert K. Rewalt, 1908 Middletown, Pa. 

Frederick H. Michadis, 1908 Kansas City, Mo. 

Richard C. Newbold, 1908 Washington, D. C 

William H. Kershaw, 1908 Bridgeport, Conn. 

Eastbum Potts, 1909 Pottstown, Pa. 

Herbert C. Hayes, 1909 Cynwyd, Pa. 

Remington Patterson, 1909 Philadelphia, Pa. 

Addison Freeman, 1909 Philadelphia, Pa. 

Howard B. Whitmoyer, 1909 Harrisburg, Pa. 

This year has opened very auspiciously for Phi Phi Chapter. 
Twenty-three Phi Phi men were enrolled as active members. We 
have added four members to our active roll through affiliation, and 
five new men have been initiated. Thus our active chapter member- 
ship is thirty-two. 

The rooms in the chapter house are all occupied. Twelve men 
live there, and about twenty-five are boarding at the table. 

Through the kindness of Brother Milworth, of Nu Nu, who is in 
charge of the Seeing Philadelphia Automobile Co., Phi Phi was able 
to entertain her pledgemen, directly after the opening of college, by 
giving them a ride about the grounds and through Fairmont Park. 
Upon the completion of the trip the party returned to the chapter 
house for dinner ; after which the auto carried the fellows down to 
one of the leading theaters, where all the boxes had been reserved for 
Sigs. After the show, another dinner down-town, and home again. 
This proved to be a delightful day, as pleasant for the " actives " as 
for the pledgemen, and the few " older brothers " who were able to 
accompany them. 

We have enjoyed visits recently from the following Sigs : Leavitt, 
of Albany ; Carr, of Beloit ; and Singer, of CoUinsville, Pa. 

William H. Kershaw. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
October 20, 1905. 



38 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

ALPHA RHO CHAPTER — LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date 650 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 19 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 250 

Chapter membership 9 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Joseph F. (Tottrell, 1905 Birdsboro, Pa. 

John C. F. Distler, 190S Baltimore, Md. 

Harold A. Mcintosh, 1907 Highland, Kans. 

Samuel £. Doak, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 

Gaude M. Daniels, 1907 Pottstown, Pa. 

John A. Broadhead, 1907 Bethlehem, Pa. 

John D. Scott, 1907 Portland, Ore. 

William L. Archer, 1908 Mount Vernon, N. Y. 

W. Foster Banks, 1908 Middletown, Pa. 

Thomas H. Sheridan, 1908 Chicago, III 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Several men are playing football. Brother Sheridan is full-back 
on the 'varsity. Brothers Archer and Banks are on their class team. 
Brothers Daniels and Banks are members of the lacrosse and track 
teams, respectively. Several of the men are in the university musical 
and dramatic associations. Brother Clewell, 1904, has been chosen 
instructor in the electrical-engineering department. 

At the opening of the collegiate year ten men returned to Alpha 
Rho and their Alma Mater. Although the chapter has been reduced 
in numbers, we still maintain our positicm socially and academically. 

The university has been especially fortimate in having elected to 
the office of president an alumnus, Mr. H. S. Dimker. On October 
12, the date of his installation, a large number of alumni returned, 
among them several Alpha Rho men. 

We take pleasure in annotmcing visits from Brothers Miller, 
1896; Laramy, 1896; Davies, 1898; Edgar, 1899; Edmonds, 1904; 
Whale, 1904 ; Keck, 1904 ; Ryder, 1905 ; Clewell, 1905 ; Kait, 1905 ; 
Loomis, ex-1907 — all of Alpha Rho; and also from Brothers Ringe 
and Pierson, of Phi Phi. 

C. M. Daniels. 
Bethlehem, Pa., 
October 20, 1905. • 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 39 

ALPHA CHI CHAPTER — PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE 

R^^tration of students to date — 

men, 750; women, 10; total 760 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 8 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 200 

Chapter membership 20 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

E. G. Bashore, 1905 Shippensburg, Pa. 

E. L. Diehl, 1906 Philadelphia, Pa. 

J. W. Quiggle, 1906 McElhattan, Pa. 

P. P. Partridge, 1907 ..Pittsburg, Pa. 

J. H. Himes, 1907 New Oxford, Pa. 

E. C. Dunkle, 1907 Huntingdon, Pa. 

Leroy Seidell, 1907 Boyertown, Pa. 

R. H. Engle, 1907 Mount Joy, Pa. 

C. V. Woodward, 1907 Howard, Pa. 

H. F. Griffin, 1907 Franklin, Pa. 

W. A. Laird, 1907 CThambersburg, Pa. 

N. R. Wright, 1908 Newport, Pa. 

A. C. Grazier, 1908 Warrior's Mark, Pa. 

W. K. McDowell, 1908 Howard, Pa. 

Balser Weber, 1908 Howard, Pa. 

C. G. Yocum, 1908 Huntingdon, Pa. 

George Purcell (affiliate), 1909 Tremont, Pa. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Erie Hensyl Leathers, 1908 Mount Eagle, Pa. 

John Henry Tross, 1909 Johnstown, Pa. 

Cecil Wallace Johnston, 1909 Franklin, Pa. 

The opening of the college on September 14, 1905, witnessed the 
beginning of another successful year for "State." Alpha Chi at 
present numbers twenty active members, and is in excellent condition. 
The chapter feels greatly the loss of Brothers Duff, Hombaker, and 
Hoke, by g^duation; and Brother Acker, 1908, who has entered 
George Washington University. Brother Purcell, of Omicron, has 
affiliated with us. 

The chapter was unfortunate this fall in suffering from fire. On 
September 26 the alarm was sounded, and the Sigma Chi House was 
reported burning, having caught fire from sparks from the chimney. 
The delay caused by the lack of water pressure was costly, and 
nearly everything on the third floor was lost. However, by rapid 
work the fraternity furniture proper was saved. The loss was par- 
tially covered by insurance. 



40 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The chapter is at present located in one of the coU^e buildings. 
Ground has been broken for the new bouse, which will be located on 
die campus. 

We wish to acknowledge visits from Brothers A. C. Read, Alpha 
Chi 1892, and George Shearer, of Theta. 

Ellsworth C. Dunkle. 
State College, Pa., 
October 19, 1905. 



SECOND PROVINCE 

ZETA CHAPTER — WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date 365 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 11 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 103 

Chapter membership 4 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

E. P. Hunter, 1906 Belle Air, Ind. 

K H. G. Temple, 1908 Tappahannoc, Va. 

L. P. Bryant, Jr., 1908 New Orleans, La. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

W. N. Bootay, 1909 New York, N. Y. 

Washington and Lee opens this year with the largest number of 
students since General Robert E. Lee was president. There have 
been several improvements made during the summer, among the 
most important of which were those in the chemical department. 

Zeta has had the pleasure of entertaining Brothers Shields and 
Burks, formerly of this chapter. 

Brother English, who left us last year, has a successful law prac- 
tice in Charlestown, W. Va. 

L. P. Bryant, Jr. 
Lexington, Va., 
October ai, 1905. 



PSI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 

Registration of students to date 750 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 16 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 295 

Chapter membership 11 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 41 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

William S. Barrett Bristol, Va. 

Julian L. Bibb New Decatur, Ala. 

Alfred T. Brant Los Angeles, Cal. 

Charles F. Cooke , Roanoke, Va. 

Merritt T. Cooke, Jr Norfolk, Va. 

George L. Forsyth Alberene, Va. 

Henry A. Osborne Havre de Grace, Md. 

Edmund B. Hubard Charlottesville, Va. 

Phifer Smith Livingston, Ala. 

George E. White Freemansburg, W. Va. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Lawrence M. Chapman Los Angeles, Cal. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Brother Cooke is captain of what promises to be a winning football 
team, and is considered one of the best tackles in the South, and 
Brother Cocke is a member of the squad. Brother Brant is president 
of the engineering class and assistant manager of the baseball team. 
In addition, every eligible man in the chapter is a member of a class 
fraternity or similar organization. 

Another year has rolled around, and Psi Chapter starts on the 
session of 1905-6 with numbers slightly diminished by graduation, 
but with a membership possessing a degree of congeniality difficult 
to attain with a larger number. 

On October 19 our new Y. M. C. A. building, considered one of 
the handsomest in the country, was dedicated. The speaker of the 
occasion was President Woodrow Wilson, of Princeton. The build- 
ing is the gift of Mr. Dodge, of New York. 

Psi Chapter is rather uniquely situated in comparison with other 
chapters, and yet we are well satisfied. While we have no chapter 
house, still we have what is in many respects a good equivalent, and 
in other ways possibly superior. Almost all the members of the 
chapter live together in a section of the dormitories known as East 
Lawn, and this we practically control. In addition, we have two 
comfortable rooms near by, in which we hold our meetings. While 
we are able in this way to cultivate a true fraternity spirit, we can, 
at the same time, mingle more freely with the college at large than 
might be the case if we were shut up in a house by ourselves. 

During the past month we received visits from Brothers Graves, 
Psi 1904 ; Craig, of Theta ; Hardie, of Alpha Omicron ; and Playter, 
of Xi Xi. William S. Barrett. 

Chaklottesvillb, Va., 
October 20, 1905. 



42 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

THIRD PROVINCE 

ALPHA CHAPTER — MIAMI UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 229 ; women, 182 ; total 471 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 4 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 55 

Chapter membership 12 

Pledged men 1 5 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

B. F. Riese, 1906 Oxford, Ohio 

F. A. Ralston, 1907 Macomb, 111. 

H. H. Eidemiller, 1907 Vandalia, Ohio 

E. F. Schweickart, 1907 Ripley, Ohio 

E. T. Storer, 1907 Oxford, Ohio 

A. C. Olson, 1908 Chicago, 111. 

B. S. Radcliffe, 1908 i Harrison, Ohio 

C. H. Martin, 1908 Sidney, Ohio 

Charles C. Bom, 1908 Vandalia, Ohio 

E. F. Colbom, 1908 Shandon, Ohio 

W. A. Trimpe, 1908 Sidney, Ohio 

H. L. Stitt, 1909 Bloomingbury, Ohio 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
We are proud to say that Brothers Eidemiller and Radcliffe are 
representing Alpha on the gridiron, and for years Miami has not had 
better prospects with the pigskin. Brother Eidemiller is a member of 
the Athletic Board of Control and the Dramatic Qub. Brother 
Parmelee, of Alpha Zeta, our newly elected Y. M. C. A. general 
secretary, in connection with Brother Ralston, the president of that 
body, is doing good work along that line. Sig^a Chi has a good 
representation in the University Orchestra. Brother Schweickart is 
the general manager of the Junior Annual. 

The beginning of the year found Alpha and "Old Miami" in 
their usual prosperous condition. Several changes were made in the 
faculty, and the co-eds, who formerly were obliged to room out in 
town, are now domiciled in Hepburn Hall, the new ladies' dormitory. 

We have received visits from Brothers Barrel Joyce, 1903, Carl 
Warner, ex-1908, and L. W. Fisher, ex-1908. 

Charles C. Born. 
Oxford, Ohio, 

October 15, 1905. 



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BETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WOOSTER 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 225 ; women, 77 ; total 302 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 4 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 40 

Chapter membership 11 

Pledged Men 5 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Fred O. Wise, 1905 Bellaire, Ohio 

J. Mason Ormsbee, 1906 Erie, Pa. 

William W. Heindel, 1906 Wooster, Ohio 

Ralph E. Plumer, igo6 Wooster, Ohio 

C. Bums Craig, 1907 Cambridge, Ohio 

(jordon G. Garvin, 1907 Wooster, Ohio 

(George S. Luckett, 1907 Washington, D. C. 

John A. Stewart, 1908 Wooster, Ohio 

Carleton C. Atkinson, 1908 Pataskala, Ohio 

Edward R. Candor, 1908 Wooster, Ohio 

Charles B. Bayly, 1908 New Hagerstown, Ohio 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
C. B. Craig has been chosen editor-in-chief of the 1907 Index, the 
college annual, which is published by the fraternities. W. W. 
Heindel and J. M. Ormsbee have been given places on the Glee Club, 
known as the " Choristers." J. A. Stewart plays left tackle on the 
football team; he is also chairman of the social committee for his 
class. 

There is an unusually large number of new students — 132 in the 
freshman class. Among this number there was, of course, a g^eat 
deal of desirable fraternity material, and Beta was not slow in seizing 
her opportunity. As a result of the rushing season, we have five 
pledges — all strong men who promise to " make good." 

About the middle of November we are planning a reception for 
our loyal alumni, and take this occasion to invite them to honor us 
with a visit. George S. Luckett. 

WoosTKR, Ohio, 

October 20, 1905. 

GAMMA CHAPTER — OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 650; women, 375 ; total 1,025 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 8 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 173 

Chapter membership 13 

Pledged men 5 



44 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

S. R. Dunham, 1906 Delaware, Ohio 

M. £. McCormick, 1906 Gallipolis, Ohio 

R. L. Claric, 1907 Qarksburg, Ind. 

C. E. Jackson, 1907 Kokomo, Ind. 

C. Emerson, 1907 Chesterville, Ohio 

R. Nottingham, 1907 Delaware, Ohio 

O. M. Schlabach, 1907 La Crosse, Wis. 

Joe Buck, 1908 Delaware, Ohio 

F. P. Holdren, 1908 Bloomingburg, Ohio 

H. G. Van Closter, 1908 Kansas City, Mo. 

E. F. Gallant, 1908 Delaware, Ohio 

A. R. Klipstine, 1908 Versailles, Ohio 

J. W. Patterson, 1908 Delaware, Ohio 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter: 
Brother Schlabach is assistant in German. Brother Qark has been 
elected manager of the football team for next year. Brother Notting- 
ham plays end on the 'varsity. Pledge Duke is sub-quarter. Brother 
McCormick is vice-president of the senior lecture course. 

M. E. McCormick. 
Delawaris; Ohio, 
October 19, 1905. 

MU CHAPTER — DENISON UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 325; women, 225; total 550 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 4 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 65 

Chapter membership 12 

Pledged men 2 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Alfred M. Colby, 1906.... Dayton, Ohio 

Howard E. Brillhart, 1906 Newark, Ohio 

Franklin G. La Rue, 1907 Imlaystown, N. J. 

Robert W. Luse, 1907 Sharon, Pa. 

William G. Lewis. 1907 Toledo, Ohio 

Toyoyuki Watanabe, 1907 Nagoya City, Japan 

Francis W. Morley, 1908 Sandusky, Ohio 

Bruce T. Work, 1908 Granville, Ohio 

Horace M. Huffman, 1908 Dayton, Ohio 

Fred L. McC^ollum, 1908 Granville, Ohio 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 45 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Howard Ferris, 1909 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Lee Moore, 1909 Newark, Ohio 

H(Miors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Robert W. Luse, 1907, and Bruce T. Work, 1908, are members of the 
Glee Club. Brother Work is also a member of the Mandolin Qub, 
and is assistant manager of both of these organizations. Brother 
Watanabe, 1907, is chairman of the art committee for the Adytum, 
and also a member of the house committee of Qeveland Hall. Lee 
Moore, 1909, is captain of the freshman football team. Fred L. Mc- 
G>llum, 1908, is captain of the sophomore football team. Leslie 
Snyder, one of our pledges, plays first violin in both the Mandolin 
Qub and the orchestra. 

Those of us who returned to school a few days ahead of schedule 
time fotmd the Granville centennial celebration in full swing. Many 
of the " old boys," accompanied by their wives, were back to enjoy 
the festivities. The house was opened during the celebration with 
" Tommy " Sheppard as host. Tommy engineered two dinner parties 
to the height of success. 

The school year opened as the centennial came to its dose. The 
attendance is considerably increased, particularly among the girls. 
To the " Sem " campus have been added a new dormitory and a new 
gymnasium. The ruins of Science Hall, which burned last spring, 
have been removed, and we hope soon to see the new structure com- 
pleted. Cement sidewalks are being laid, which will add a very 
desirable feature to the campus. 

Ten active members of Mu returned, and we at once got busy with 
the new men. The result of the rush shows four pledged men. Two 
of these are from the freshman class, and two from the academy. 
The freshmen are Howard Ferris, Jr., son of Judge Ferris, of Cin- 
cinnati, and Lee Moore, of Newark, Ohio. The new men rode Sir 
William in the proper manner and are now loyal Sigs. 

Judge Ferris has announced, to our g^eat joy, that he is again an 
active member of Mu for four years. 

Among the additions to our teaching force we are happy to g^eet 
Brother Arthur M. Brumback, 1892, professor of chemistry. 

We acknowledge visits from Brothers Harvey R. Kuhn, 1880; 
Fred L. Hutson, 1896; Frank E. Whittemore, 1892; Heber C. 
Spicer, 1895 ; Walter Wright, ex-1903 ; Frank D. Hall, 1884 ; Judge 
Ferris, 1876, with Mrs. Ferris and Miss Amy Ferris ; Grand Praetor 
A. F. McCormick, Gamma 1884 ; Percy L. Wiltsee, 1901 ; Frank C. 



46 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Lewis, 1902 ; Louis B. Blakemore, Zeta Psi 1901 ; Herbert L. 
Sample, 1900; George A. Dorsey, 1888; Joe C. Green, ex-igos; 
Arthur D. Eldridge, 1887; Charles H. Davis, 1899; James M. 
Sprague, 1896; James E. Goad, 1903; and our good friends, ex- 
Mayor Amos Smith and wife, of Cincinnati. 

Francis W. Morley. 

GRANVnXB, O&io, 
October 21, 1905. 

ZETA ZETA CHAPTER — CENTRAL UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date 200 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 6 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 90 

Chapter membership 12 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Clifton Rodes I, 1906 Danville, Ky. 

Thomas L. Lanier, 1907 Danville, Ky. 

Nelson D. Rodes, 1907 Danville, Ky. 

Eugene F. Gray, 1908 .Louisville, Ky. 

Louis H. Smith, 1908 Shelbyville, Ky. 

Clifton Rodes II, 1908 Burgin, Ky. 

F. Jasper McQure, 1909 Danville, Ky. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Shelton H. Watkins, 1908 Owensboro, Ky. 

Addison S. Lanier, 1909 Danville, Ky. 

J. Allen Crittenden, 1909 Greenville, Miss. 

Edgar E. Joseph, 1909 Cuero, Tex. 

Ike Lanier, 1909 Danville, Ky. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Zeta Zeta is represented on the 'varsity football team by C. Rodes I, 
Gray, N. Rodes, and C. Rodes II. Brother Watkins is captain of the 
1908 class team. 

Chi September 14 Central University opened her doors for another 
college year. Among the new students there was a greater abund- 
ance of fraternity material than usual. On September 16 the chapter 
gave an informal dance in the fraternity rooms to the newly pledged 
men. 

To our great regret, John A. Dean, 1906, did not return to college 
this year. He is to finish his collegiate work at Princeton University. 

Nelson D. Rodes. 

Danville, Ky., 
October 20, 1905. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 47 

ZETA PSI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 4 

Chapter membership 10 

Pledged men 5 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Hamilton James, igo6 Covington, Ky. 

Richard Kinslow, 1907 Covington, Ky. 

Robert O'Connell, 1907 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Frank Payne, 1907 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Thomas Schmuch, 1908 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Robert Caldwell, 1908 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Edward Rowe, 1908 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Charles Bosworth, 1908 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Herbert Hoffman, 1908 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Merwyn Aultman, 1908 Cincinnati, Ohio 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Charles Williams, 1909 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Jules Grant, 1909 Covington, Ky. 

Hanson Williams, 1909 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Charles Maddox, 1909 Covington, Ky. 

James Bentley, 1909 Cincinnati Ohio 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Robert O'Connell, 1907, has been elected to membership on the Ath- 
letic Coimcil by the students of the academic department. He is also 
president of the class of 1907. Frank Payne, 1907, is student 
manager of the football team, and a member of the junior executive 
committee. Dick Kinslow, 1907, is manager of the baseball team. 
Robert Caldwell, 1908, is treasurer of his class. Ted Rowe, 1908, is 
a member of the executive committee of the class of 1908. 

We were weakened considerably in numbers at the beginning of 
this year because of the fact that so many of last year's men went to 
other colleges. 

Brothers Rowe and Caldwell, of last year's football team, and 
Brother Williams, are on the squad this year. 

Our initiation will take place on Saturday evening, October 28, at 
the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The banquet which will follow will be 
held at the " Stag," where a buffet lunch will be served. Judge Ferris 
will preside. 

Grotmd is being broken south of the university buildings for the 



48 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

new residence of President Dabney. The building will face north, 
and will be situated upon the highest spot on the university grounds. 

Merwyn L. Aultman. 
CiNONNATi, Ohio, 
October 25, 1905. 

LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER — KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 700 ; women, 75 ; total 775 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 6 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 98 

Chapter membership 13 

Pledged men 2 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Henry B. Darling, 1906 (ZarroUton, Ky. 

James C Hamilton, 1906 Uniontown, Ky. 

A. Julian Chinn, 1906 Frankfort, Ky. 

Daniel B. Bryan, 1906 Lexington, Ky. 

C. Swift Parrish, 1907 Lexington, Ky. 

Robert Hart, 1907 Pisgah, Ky. 

J. Waller Rodes, Jr., 1907 Lexington, Ky. 

Arthur W. Steele, 1907 Lexington, Ky. 

William O. Alden, 1908 Petersburg, Ky. 

B. Duncan Bell, 1908 Nicholasville, Ky. 

M. S. Smith, 1908 Nicholasville, Ky. 

B. W. Bennett, 1908 Lexington, Ky. 

William Rodes, Jr., 1908 Lexington, Ky. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Henry B. Darling, 1906, is president of the Athletic Association. 
Daniel B. Bryan is preceptor of the Lamp and Cross Society. 

Brother William Rodes, Jr., gave a banquet recently in honor of 
the active chapter, which was greatly enjoyed by all. 

We have had several visits from Martin S. Taylor, Epsilon, who 
has taken a position as manager of the local telephone exchange. 

William Rodes, Jr. 
Lexington, Ky., 
November i, 1905. 

MU MU CHAPTER — WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 500 ; women, 180 ; total 680 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 10 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 49 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 150 

Chapter membership 10 

Pledged men 8 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Birk S. Stathers, 1906 Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Dana P. Miller, 1906 Fairmont, W. Va. 

Wilbur J. Strader, 1906 Beverly, W. Va. 

Paul H. Martin, 1907 Morgantown, W. Va. 

Stephen G. Jackson, 1907 Jane Lew, W. Va. 

John D. McNutt, 1907 Sutton, W. Va. 

Earl D. Mason, 1907 Pittsburg, Pa. 

James H. Kunkle, 1907 Morgantown, W. Va. 

S. Cecil Austin, 1908 Lewisburg, W. Va. 

Erwin Goldbarth, 1908 Charleston, W. Va. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Birk S. Stathers is president of the Athletic Association ; Paul H. 
Martin, captain of the football team ; Earl D. Mason, captain of the 
baseball team; Stephen G. Jackson, assistant manager of the base- 
ball team ; Dana P. Miller, major of the cadet corps ; S. C. Austin, 
winner of the Thompson anatomy prize for 1905-6. 

Mu Mu Qiapter has commenced the school year under very 
favorable conditions. All the members of last year have returned, 
except three : Earl B. Snyder, who leaves us by graduation ; John 
Purinton, who was also one of last year's graduates and is now prac- 
tidfig law in Morgantown ; and " Dutch " Ingram, who has dropped 
out of school for a term. 

Our new chapter house is nearing completion, and we hope ere 
long to be in our own home. 

We acknowledge visits from Brothers Holden, Morris, and 
Snyder. 

S. C. Austin. 

MOBGANTOWN, W. Va., 

October 25, 1905. 

ALPHA GAMMA CHAPTER — OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 1,600; women, 300; total 1,900 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 12 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 225 

CHiapter membership 23 



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The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Earl B. Watt, 1906 Bamesville, Ohio 

Thos B. Foster, 1906 Glendale, Ohio 

D. D. Stuart, 1906 Lebanon, Ohio 

Harold F. Crew, 1907 Columbus, Ohio 

Fred S. Campbell, 1907 Joplin, Mo. 

Paul M. Sender, 1907 Lafayette, Ind. 

Herbert M. Myers, 1907 West Alexandria, Ohio 

Harry R. Drackett, 1907 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Harry L Dodson, 1907 Indianapolis, Ind 

William H. Dittoe, 1908 Columbus, Ohio 

George O. Ellstrom, 1908 Fitchburg, Mass. 

Frederick M. Secrest, 1908 Chillicothe, Ohio 

James Edgar Butler, 1908 Columbus, Ohio 

Henry W. Vaughan, 1908 Columbus, Ohio 

W. Arthur Carlile, 1908 Columbus, Ohio 

James M. McGhee, 1909 Jackson, Ohio 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Philip W. Drackett, Jr., 1909 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Edgar A. Bering, 1909 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Duane F. Albery, 1909 Columbus, Ohio 

William D. Warner, 1909 Columbus, Ohio 

John C. Egbert, 1909 Hamilton, Ohio 

Mark Benninghofen, 1909 Hamilton, Ohio 

James R. Carlile, 1909 Columbus, Ohio 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Brother Evans is assistant professor of chemistry. Brother Meikle- 
john is assistant in mechanical drawing. Brothers Foster and Secrest 
play end on the football team. Brothers Ellstrom, Carlile, and Bering 
represent us on the Glee and Mandolin Qubs. Brother Drackett 
has been chosen assistant manager of the Lantern, our college paper. 

The opening of the school at Ohio State, September 20, was 
marked by the largest attendance in the history of the university. 
The character of the incoming class is much superior to that of 
former years. Two new buildings adorn the campus, and a new era 
has begun at O, S. U. This bright outlook has brought increased 
interest to the various activities of college life. 

The prospects in athletics are exceedingly bright. The football 
team, with Brothers Foster and Secrest on the ends, has the state 
championship as good as won, and beyond the shadow of a doubt the 
prize cup will be on exhibition here this winter. In basket-ball and 
track State need only repeat last year's performances, which she feels 
confident of being able to do. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 51 

Alpha Gamma began the year with fifteen old men back. This 
number was increased to sixteen by the afiiliation of Brother Arthur 
Carlile, of Theta Theta. Brothers Shotwell, Hawthorne, Jeannot, 
Frost, and '* Hartley " HoUoway, of last year's chapter, did not return, 
their loss is greatly felt. 

We are pleased to acknowledge several recent visits from Past 
Grand Consul Runkle. The chapter wishes to thank Brother A. F. 
McCormick, praetor of the province, for his assistance this year. We 
likewise take great pleasure in acknowledging visits from the follow- 
ing brothers: Judge Howard Ferris, Tom Shepherd, Douglas and 
Law, of Xi ; Sprague, of Zeta Psi ; McCuUough, of Beta ; Beatty and 
Vernon Ward, of Alpha Gamma ; McCormick, Qark, and Mason, of 
Gamma ; Chambers, of Alpha ; and a delegation from Mu. 

D. D. Stuart. 
Columbus, Ohio, 
October 23, 1905. 



FOURTH PROVINCE 

LAMBDA CHAPTER — INDIANA UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 900; women, 600; total 1,500 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 8 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 150 

Chapter membership 16 

Pledged men i 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

J. Don Miller Anderson, Ind. 

Ralph Canaday, 1906 Winchester, Ind. 

Harry Bradbury, 1906 Louisville, Ky. 

Ferd. W. Wyerbacher, 1907 Booneville, Ind. 

Lora Miller, 1907 Anderson, Ind. 

Russel Wilson, 1907 Indianapolis, Ind. 

Loyd Balfour, 1908 Cx>lumbus, Ohio 

Fontaine Fox, Jr., 1908 Louisville, Ky. 

Robert Stimson, 1908 Huntingburg, Ind. 

Howard Kahns, 1908 Bloomington, Ind. 

Dorrie Horrell, 1908 Princeton, Ind. 

Rochester Baird, 1908 La Fayette, Ind. 

Glen Myers, 1908 Bloomington, Ind. 



52 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Doxey Pickard, 1909 Alexandria, Ind. 

Fred Kahn, 1909 Bloomington, Ind. 

Frank Ray, 1909 La Fayette, Ind. 

Charles Woolery (pledged), 1909 Bloomington, Ind. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Harry Bradbury, 1907, is captain of the baseball team for the coming 
season. Brothers Fox and Wylie did all of the designing for the 
1905 Arbutus. 

Members of Lambda Chapter are looking forward with great 
pleasure to the laying of the comer-stone of their new house. G>n- 
nected with the ceremonies will be a banquet, to which every alumnus 
in the state will be invited. The affair is to take place about Novem- 
ber 10. Much work has already been done on the foundation of the 
chapter house, which, when fkiished, will be the finest fraternity house 
in Indiana. 

The student building is rapidly nearing completion, and will 
probably be dedicated on university foundation day in January. The 
money for the building was partly subscribed by Indiana alumni, 
and partly donated by John D. Rockefeller. The total cost will be 
about $100,000. A valuable set of chimes will be one of the features 
of the building. 

The Sigma Chi baseball team won the inter-fraternity champion- 
ship for 1905. A handsome tr(^hy cup was given by the Tri-Kappa 
(local sorority) to the victors. The team defeated Beta Theta Pi in 
the preliminary game by a score of 14 to 3, and defeated Delta Tau 
Delta in the final game by a score of 3 to 2. 

Qaud Leibhart, Lambda 1899, who is teaching mathematics in 
the local high school, is an interested and welcome visitor at most of 
our meetings. 

Howard Kahn. 

Bloomington, Ind., 
October 19, 1905. 



XI CHAPTER — DE PAUW UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 500 .-^ women, 350; total 850 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 9 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 150 

Chapter membership 19 

Pledged men i 



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The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Don McMurtry, 1906 Roachdale, Ind. 

Jesse McAnally, igo6 Greencastic, Ind. 

William McNary, 1906 Martinsville, 111. 

James B. Davis, igo6 Brazil, Ind. 

George T. Stine, 1907 Gas City, Ind. 

Aldis J. Hutchens, 1908 Noblesville, Ind. 

Philip Charles, 1908 Marion, Ind. 

Jay Park, 1908 Clarence, 111. 

Joseph Larimore, 1908 Greenfield, Ind. 

Prentiss Douglass, 1908 Martinsville, 111. 

Ira L. Law, 1909 Terrc Haute, Ind. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Laurence Black, 1909 Greencastle, Ind. 

Earl Hauck, 1909 Greencastle, Ind. 

Zefa Burkett, 1909 Greencastle, Ind. 

Fred Wallace, 1909 Bunker Hill, Ind. 

Bennett Morgan, 1909 Chesterton, Ind. 

Mac Johnson, 1909 Brazil, Ind. 

Arthur Kirkpatrick, 1909 Wingate, Ind. 

Charles Hurst, 1909 Anderson, Ind. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
James B. Davis is captain of the 1906 football, basket-ball, and base- 
ball teams. Charles Hurst is captain of the 1909 basket-ball team. 
Prentiss P. Douglass is captain of the 'varsity football team. George 
Stine and William McNary are members of the Student Council. 

At the beginning of the school year Xi Chapter had eleven active 
men back, to carry on the spike. At the close of the first week we had 
pledged eight men, all of whom were worthy of becoming Sigs. The 
initiation occurred on October 16. Everything went off smoothly. 
A number of our alumni were in attendance, and we were honored by 
the presence of Brother Walter Montgomery, praetor of the Fourth 
Province. 

We have five men on the football squad, and Brothers Law and 
Douglass are on the 'varsity. The prospects for a good basket-ball 
season are very flattering. Nearly all of last year's crew will be back, 
and we fully expect to have a winning team. 

Prentiss P. Douglass. 

GSEBNCASTLS, InD., 

October 23, 1905. 



54 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

RHO CHAPTER — BUTLER COLLEGE 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 147 ; women, 105 ; total 252 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 3 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 33 

Chapter membership 4 

Pledged men 2 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

James H. Brayton, 1906 Indianapolis, Ind. 

John F. Mitchell, Jr., 1906 Greenfield, Ind. 

James E. Montgomery, 1908 Greenfield, Ind. 

Will H. Conner, 1908 Indianapolis, Ind. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
John F. Mitchell, Jr., 1906, is editor of the Butler Collegian, president 
of the Scroll and Sword (honorary) Society, poet of the senior class, 
and student member of the Athletic Board of Control. James E. 
Montgomery, 1908, is business manager of the Butler Collegian and 
treasurer of the Scroll and Sword. James H. Brayton, 1906, is 
manager of the football team and member of the Scroll and Sword. 
Will H. Conner, 1908, is captain of the baseball team. 

Recent visits have been received from Brothers Will H. Long, 
1903, who is in Rush Medical College, Chicago, and Shirley Waltcm, 
1901, of Atlanta, Ga. 

November i is the semi-centennial anniversary of the opening of 
Butler College, and will be observed as a holiday. The annual foot- 
ball game between Butler and Miami will be played on that day. 

Will H. Conner. 
Indianapous, Ind., 
October 18, 1905. 

CHI CHAPTER — HANOVER COLLEGE 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 75 ; women, 40 ; total IIS 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 4 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) j8 

Chapter membership 7 

Pledged men i 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

C. A. Smock, 1906 Chicago, 111. 

D. W. Johnson, 1906 Madison, Ind. 



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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 55 

C F. Elfeld, 1907 Chicago, 111. 

C. P. Sherwin, 1907 Bristol, Ind. 

A. G. Phcsant, 1908 Brooksburg, Ind. 

C F. Elfeld. 

Hanover, Ind., 
October 20, 1905. 

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DELTA DELTA CHAPTER — PURDUE UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 1,500; women, 50; total 1,550 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 10 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 210 

Chapter membership 12 

Pledged men 6 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Christian A. Kurz, Jr., 1906 Chicago, 111. 

Frederick A. Schaff, 1907 Cincinnati, Ohio 

William L. Scantlin, 1907 La Fayette, Ind. 

W. Sharon Humes, Jr., 1907 Altoona, Pa. 

Joseph F. Reed, 1907 Altoona, Pa. 

Georgt V. McMahon, 1907 Anderson, Ind. 

William H. Winterrowd, 1907 Shelbyville, Ind. 

W. Morrison Tucker, 1907 Memphis, Tenn. 

William B. Leet, 1907 Holidaysburg, Pa. 

James E. Smith, 1908 Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Earl Lasaders, 1908 (^nnersville, Ind. 

Joseph Andrew, 1908 La Fayette, Ind. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

William H. Winterrowd, 1907 Shelbyville, Ind. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
(Christian A. Kurz was elected president of the Pan-Hellenic Council. 
W. Sharon Humes, Jr., was elected athletic director from the junior 
class, and a member of Exponent staff. Joseph Reed is a member of 
the junior " prom " committee. 

The Medical College of Indiana and the Central College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, located at Indianapolis, were annexed to 
Purdue University this year. The Fort Wayne College of Medicine 
also was annexed, and is now located at Indianapolis. 

Delta Delta has just begun the thirty-first year of her existence, 
and at no time have her progfress and prosperity been more in evi- 
dence. We have back with us nearly all of the old brothers, who 
have set to work with a will to keep Sigma Chi first in honors, as 
well as she stands first in years. 



S6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Purdue is flourishing more than at any other time during her 
history. Not only has her regular enrolment increased materially, 
and two new handsome buildings are soon to be erected, but she has 
annexed three of the foremost medical colleges of the state. 

In athletics Purdue has never had a more promising outlook. 
Under the careful training of Brother A. E. Hemstein, Theta Theta 
1902, head coach, she has got together a football team which promises 
to go through the season without defeat She has already disposed 
of two of her hardest " Big Nine " games. Delta Delta is represented 
on the squad by Joseph F. Reed, who has made a fine end. 

F. A. SCHAFF. 

West La Fayette, Ind., 
October 30, 1905. 



FIFTH PROVINCE 

OMEGA CHAPTER — NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 9 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 146 

Chapter membership 19 

Pledged men i 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Claude B. Cumnock, 1906 Evanston, 111. 

H. T. Luccock, 1906 St Louis, Mo. 

William V. Brothers, 1906 Chicago, 111. 

Charles O. Rundall, 1906 Chicago, 111. 

Lloyd R. Roberts, 1907 Odel, Iowa 

Charles S. Roberts, 1907 Evanston, 111. 

Ralph C. Taylor, 1907 Eyanston, 111. 

William C Taylor, 1907 Evanston, 111. 

Guy M. Blake, 1907 Chicago, 111. 

John Moehle, 1908 Chicago, 111. 

Oorge B. McDonald, 1908 Chicago, 111. 

Willard J. Dixon, 1908 Kankakee, 111. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Arthur B. Smith, 1909 Sleepy Eye, Minn. 

Frank E. Smith, 1909 Seneca, Kans. 

Arthur Fisher, 1909 Ottawa, III. 

Henry Williams, 1909 Lincoln, Nebr. 

^ Blakeman Early, 1909 Rockford, 111. 

Howard Ellis, 1909 Chicago, 111. 

Herbert Light, 1909 Evanston, 111. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 57 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
William V. Brothers is vice-president and Charles O. Rundall is 
treasurer of the 1906 law class. Guy M. Blake and Charles S. 
Roberts are members of the Pan-Hellenic promenade committee. 
Willard J. Dixon is athletic editor of The Northwestern, the tri- 
weekly publication of the imiversity. Herbert S. Light is chairman 
of the 1909 social committee. Lloyd R. Roberts and Guy M. Blake 
are members of the Syllabus board, which publishes the college 
annual. 

The beginning of the year 1905-6 finds Omega Chapter in a very 
prosperous condition. Having retained our lease on the chapter 
house of last year, we were able to be on hand at an early date and 
begin the rushing season in proper form. Twelve men live in the 
house, and we are easily able to conduct a table. Brothers V. C. 
Ellstrom, Rho Rho 1903, and Edward Jobjbins, Nu Nu 1908, are liv- 
ing at the chapter house. Brother Ellstrom has lately accepted a 
position in the engineering department of the Santa Fe Railroad, and 
Brother Jobbins is with the Federal National Bank of Chicago. 

Omega was favored with a visit from the distinguished football 
man, "Coach" Yost, of Michigan, on the eve of the Chicago- 
Northwestern football game. 

Just now Northwestem's new athletic field is attracting consider- 
able interest. It is perhaps the best in the West, and possesses all 
the features that a modem field should have. A 220 straight-away 
and the capacity of the great bleachers are of particular interest 

Willard J. Dixon. 

EvANSTON, III., 
October 28, 1905. 

THETA THETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 3,100; women, 1,000; total 4,100 

Number of fraternities in iield (men's) 29 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 675 

Chapter membership 31 

Pledged men i 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Loren O. Crenshaw, 1906 Los Angeles, Cal. 

Sidney M. Hoyt, 1907 Jamestown, N. Y. 

Albert W. Ford, 1906 Battle Creek, Miclf. 

Lawrence H. Bertsch, 1907 Cambridge, Ind. 

Thurlow E. Coon, 1906 Ann Arbor, Mich. 



S8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Willis F. Durlin, 1906 Erie, Pa. 

Hugh J. Lumsden, 1906 Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Philip C. Davis, 1906 Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Henry A. Sherman, 1906 Owosso, Mich. 

Max J. Allen, 1907 Charlotte, Mich. 

Robert E. Atkins, 1906 Escanaba, Mich. 

Raymond G. Stewart, 1907 Bay City, Mich. 

Philip A. Zang, 1907 Denver, Colo. 

John H. De Visser, 1907 Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Charles L. Dibble, 1906 Marshall, Mich. 

George A. Osbom, 1907 Sault Stc. Marie, Mich. 

Harold C. Smith, 1907 Detroit, Mich. 

Earl W. De Lano, 1907 Allegan, Mich. 

Ernest Merri weather, 1908 Los Angeles, Cal. 

Wilder M. Rich, 1907 Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Donald P. Dnimmond, 1908 South Bend, Ind. 

William M. Bimey, 1908 Washington, D. C. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Armin Rickel, 1909 Detroit, Mich. 

Ira B. Thompson, 1909 Buffalo, N. Y. 

Charles B. De Lano, 1909 Allegan, Mich. 

Edmund A. Dittman, 1909 Cincinnati, Ohio 

James E. Keegan, 1909 Grand Rapids, Mich. 

H. James Gram, 1909 Menominee, Mich. 

Emmons B. Randall, 1909 Bay City, Mich. 

Robert R. Sattler, 1909 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Henry W. Newman, 1908 Waco, Tex. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter: 
Theta Theta is, as usual, well represented in all branches of coU^e 
activity. Brother Dibble, one of the student members of the Quad- 
rangle, was honored by election to a place on the Michigan Law 
Review, and has also been received into the Barristers. Brothers 
Hoyt and De Visser are serving on the 'varsity track and baseball 
committee, respectively. Brother Coon, who is a graduate member of 
Michigamua, the first senior society at Michigan, is chairman of the 
senior engineering reception committee, and, with Brother Davis, is 
a member of the Vulcans, a representative senior engineering society. 
Brother Davis is also baseball manager of his class. Brother Stewart 
will represent Theta Theta on the track team again this year, and 
will doubtless carry off another " M." Brother Drummond, in the 
capacity of class treasurer, will manage the financial affairs of his 
class this year. Brother Newman has received his appointment as 
assistant demonstrator in zoology. We are represented on the 



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Michigan Daily by Brothers Smith and Osbom, who have been on 
the staff for the last two years. Brother Randall put up a good game 
at center on the all-fresh, until an injury to his foot forced him to 
retire from the game. His chances of making the 'varsity next year 
look very good. The writer was recently appointed on the senior 
class picture committe. 

We opened the year 1905-6 under the most favorable conditions, 
and all present indications point to a happy continuance of these 
throughout the year. Everyone returned about a week before the 
opening of college, reporting a delightful summer vacation, and all 
entered into the work of rushing with a spirit that soon produced ten 
excellent pledged men. Well satisfied with our " round-up," we pro- 
ceeded to gather them into the fold, and on the evening of October 21 
we stamped them with the White Cross brand. After the heavy 
work of initiation was over, and the candidates had removed the 
signs of battle, we regaled ourselves with a sumptuous, seven-course 
banquet, covers being laid for about fifty. Sigma Chi spirit ran 
high, and, after the last remains of the feast had been cleared away 
and the fragrant cigar smoke hung in clouds over the long table, 
stirring toasts were responded to by Brothers Hackett Newman, 
Omicron Omicron 1905; John H. De Visser, 1907; Henry C. 
Anderson, Lambda Lambda 1897; Louis F. Ross, Lambda 1903; 
and Arthur D. Stansell, 1899; Brother Charles F. Delbridge acting 
as toastmaster with his customary flow of wit and new stories. It 
was very gratifying to see the interest taken by our alumni, and the 
spirit shown in coming here at this time to assist in the ceremonies 
and be in at the finish. Among the " old grads " who helped cele- 
brate this occasion were Brothers Orla B. Taylor, 1887 ; Nelson B. 
Hadley, Alpha Kappa 1891 ; Arthur Webster, 1892; Jesse J. Ricks, 
1901 ; Charles F. Peck, 1905 ; Charles S. Mathews, 1902 ; William 
N. Moffitt, ex-1906. Phi Phi 1965 ; William W. Kittleman, 1901 ; 
and among others were Brothers Arthur Carlisle, ex-1908 ; Eugene 
Telfer, ex-1906; Frank J. Rathbun, ex-1906; Bernard F. Weadock, 
ex-1905 ; and Jerome J. Weadock, ex-1907. 

Our chapter lost eight men by graduation last year: Brothers 
Thomas H. King^ley, James S. Fulton, Alpha Gamma 1903 ; Ralph 
S. Gram, William N. Marsh, Kappa 1903 ; Charles F. Peck, Lome S. 
Ritchie, Alpha Iota 1905 ; David R. Vaughn, and Louis J. Weadock, 
who are all doing well at present in their chosen professions. The 
loss of these men is keenly felt by the chapter, but with our nine 
initiates and one pledged man — George S. Hayden, of Ishpeming, 



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60 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Mich. — we feel that we have, in so far as it is possible, repaired this 
loss. 

Visits have been received this fall from Brothers George B. 
Shattuck, 1890; Ard E. Richardson, 1899; David R. Vaughn, 1905; 
Past Grand Consul William L. Dudley, Zeta Psi 1880; Raynor B. 
Haeussler, 1904 ; William Belcher, 1905 ; and Coach Fielding^ H. 
Yost, Mu Mu 1897. 

Willis F. Dublin. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., 
October 27, 1905. 

KAPPA KAPPA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 3,098; women, 778; total 337^ 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 13 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 350 

Qiapter membership 29 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

D. Harmon Brush, 1906 Carbondale, 111. 

Charles R. Schulte, 1906 Vandalia, 111. 

Chester W. Richards, 1906 Urbana, 111. 

F. Boyd Castle, 1906 Quincy, 111. 

Walter Trego, 1906 Hoopeston, 111. 

Milton R. Wright, 1906 New London, Wis. 

Harold C. Beach, 1906 Vandalia, 111. 

Harold E. Merritt, 1907 Salem, 111. 

John T. Colvin, 1907 Urbana, 111. 

Joseph W. Taylor, Jr., 1907 Chicago, 111. 

Earl W. Brown, 1907 Genoa, 111. 

Lawrence Sheppard, 1907 Keokuk, Iowa 

Ralph M. Green, 1907 Bloomington, 111. 

John B. Babanis, 1908 Kinmundy, III. 

Bruce L. Crosthwaite, 1908 Bloomington, 111. 

Burr P. Irwin, 1908 Quincy, 111. 

Stanley S. Snyder, 1908 Danville, 111. 

Herbert V. Juul, 1908.....* Chicago, lU. 

Stanley T. Goss, 1908 Chicago, 111. 

Paul Lillard, 1908 Bloomington, 111. 

J. C. Taylor, 1909 Urbana, 111. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Pomeroy Sinnoch, 1909 Quincy, III. 

Ralph S. Hale, 1909 Chicago, III 

Joseph B. Messick, Jr., 1909 East St. Louis, Mo. 



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Houston M. Reeves, 1909 Bloomington, 111. 

Karl Kiedaisch, 1909 Keokuk, Iowa 

Frederick H. Morrison, 1909 Ramsay, 111. 

Will W. Irwin, 1909 Danville, III. 

Howard C Libby, 1909 New London, Wis. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Brother Johnstone is graduate football manager this fall. Brother 
Merritt has been elected manager of the university band. Brother 
Colvin is a member of the Glee and Mandolin Club again this year. 
Brother Taylor, having been debarred from the 'varsity by parental 
objection, is coach of the freshman squad. Brother Lillard is pla3ring 
center on the freshman team. Brother Messick has been pledged to 
the legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. 

Kappa Kappa can report a successful rushing season, as is 
evidenced by our list of initiates. The new men were presented to 
our friends at a dance, on the evening of September 30, at Illinois 
Hall. There has been a great increase in fraternity material since 
last season, and nearly all the fraternities seem to have done 
unusually well. A local club, which has existed for several years, 
has recently been granted a charter from Delta Upsilon, thus threat- 
ening a still hotter competition during future rushing seasons. 

The inauguration of our new president. Dr. Edmund Janes 
James, was celebrated during the three days of October 17-19, and 
everyone acknowledged the exercises a complete success. There 
were hundreds of learned visitors attending from all over the world, 
and all of them were greatly pleased with " Illinois." Brother Allen, 
grand praetor of the Fifth Province, was with us before and during 
the inauguration, to direct the band which he led last year. 

Stanley S. Snyder. 
Champaign, III., 
November 7, 1905. 

OMICRON OMICRON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 3,000 ; women, 1,000 ; total 4,000 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 16 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 300 

Chapter membership 8 

Pledged men (at present) 4 

The list of active members in the chapter is ad follows : 

James Royster, 1902 Raleigh, S. C 

Harry S. Spencer, 1906 Kankakee, 111. 



62 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Burton P. Gale, 1906 Aurora, 111. 

Earl D. Hostetter, 1907 Chicago, 111. 

Herbert E. Gaston, 1907 Tacoma, Wash. 

Julius E. Lachner, 1907 Chicago, 111. 

Earle S. Smith, 1908 Chicago, 111. 

Karl Hale Dixon, 1908 Chicago, 111. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Burton P. Gale is again on the football team, and Earle D. 
Hostetter has been elected a member of the executive committee of 
his college — an experiment in self-government by the university. 
James Royster has been granted a fellowship in literature. 

In the old house, redecorated, with all the brothers active in uni- 
versity affairs, and already four of the desirable freshmen in college 
pledged, Omicron Omicron anticipates a good year. 

Besides the active men, Brothers Melvin E. Coleman, 1898; 
George B. Robinson, 1905 ; and Verne H. Bosworth, Alpha Sigma 
ex-igos, are living in the house; and Brothers Bob Smith, 1902; 
Tom Harrahan, Alpha Theta 1897 ; and Robert Zimmerman, Alpha 
Theta 1898, have been frequent visitors. 

Karl Hale Dixon. 
Chicago, III., 
October 25, 1905. 

ALPHA ZETA CHAPTER — BELOIT COLLEGE 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 325 ; women, 90 ; total 415 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 3 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 43 

Chapter membership 15 

Pledged men 10 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Harold W. Moorehouse, 1906 Breckenridge, Mo. 

Edward R. Burke, 1906 Sparta, Wis. 

Roy C. Andrews, 1906 Beloit, Wis. 

Montrose L. Bamet, 1906 Seattle, Wash. 

Lewis A. Meiklejohn, 1907 New London, Wis. 

B. Warren Brown, 1907 Beloit, Wis. 

Maurice A. Rowell, 1907 Milwaukee, Wis. 

John A. Ford, 1907 Arlington Heights, 111. 

Harry C. Faville, 1908 La Crosse, Wis. 

Harry C. Foster, 1908 Storm Lake, Iowa 

Wilbur J. Holcomb, 1908 La Crosse, Wis. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 63 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Ralph W. Runnels, 1908 Kansas City, Mo. 

Joseph B. Ely, 1908 Milwaukee, Wis. 

Chester A. Golding, 1908 Milwaukee, Wis. 

Walter B. Leisdunan, 1908 , De Kalb, 111. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the diapter : 
Edward Burke, 1906, is captain of the football team and president 
of the Y. M. C. A. Brothers Bamet and Rowell fill the position of 
right end and right tackle on the team. Brother Leischman is presi- 
dent of the sophomore class. Brother Ford is associate editor of the 
Codex. Brother Moorehouse is treasurer of the Archaean Union. 
Brothers Burke, Ford, and Leischman are members of the dean's 
cabinet. Six members of the chapter were elected to the preliminary 
oratorical contest. The writer is the holder of a fellowship in Eng- 
lish literature. 

Beloit Collie has just begun what promises to be one of the 
most successful years in her history. A freshman class of 130 has 
been enrolled, an increase of forty-five over the best previous record. 
Several additions have been made to the equipment of the college, 
notably a new home for the department of music, and a new and 
complete bacteriological laboratory. 

The one great blow which has fallen upon all the friends of the 
collie, is the resignation of President Eaton. For nineteen years he 
has been the mainstay of Beloit life, and now that his health has 
given out and he finds it necessary to retire, he carries with him the 
love and gratitude of everyone who has ever been connected with the 
college. 

Franklyn B. Snyder. 
Beloit, Wis., 

October 31, 1905. 



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ALPHA IOTA CHAPTER — ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date 292 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 2 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 16 

Chapter membership 7 

Pledged men 4 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

James A. Light, 1906 Bloomington, 111. 

Horatio C. Bent, 1906 Bloomington, 111. 

Clyde T. Denton, 1906 Normal, 111. 



64 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Lewis G. Bent, 1906 Bloomington, 111. 

Emest Bloomer, 1907 Bloomington, 111. 

Harold Gardner, 1907 Normal, 111. 

Ned E. Dolan, 1907 Bloomington, 111. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

William Ferguson, 1908 Bloomington, III. 

Paul E. Pollock, 1908 Bloomington, 111. 

Louis Kuhn, 1909 Normal, IlL 

Waldo Kuhn, 1909 Normal, 111. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Ned E. Dolan is manager of the football team. Louis Kuhn is presi- 
dent of the freshman class. Lewis G. Bent is manager of the IVes- 
leyan Argus. . Paul E. Pollock is vice-president of the freshman law 
class. 

Illinois Wesleyan opened September 19 for its fifty-sixth year, 
under the most favorable auspices. It is the feeling that our new 
president, Dr. Barnes, formerly of Onarga, will greatly increase the 
prestige of the college. At the beginning of the year there was an 
increase of 33 per cent over the enrolment of last year. A fresh and 
vigorous spirit is manifest in every branch of college activity. 

Sigma Chi occupies a strong and prominent place in college 
affairs, and expects to maintain her leading position among the fra- 
ternities represented here. 

Horatio C Bent. 
Bloomington, III., 
October 29, 1905. 

ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 1,968; women, 777 ; total 2,745 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 16 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 350 

Chapter membership 17 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Piatt Brush, 1906 Osage, Minn. 

Charles M. Dering, 1906 Portage, Wis. 

John G. Wollaeger, 1906 Milwaukee, Wis. 

Howell Paries, 1906 Madison, Wis. 

Francis W. Lawrence, 1906 Sheboygan, Wis. 

James I. Bush, 1906 Racine, Wis. 

Paul Muller, 1907 Chicago, III. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 65 

Walter E. Gary, 1907 Denver, Colo. 

Rockwell Gallup, 1907 Denver, Golo. 

William Glab, 1907 Dubuque, Iowa 

Harry A. True, 1907 Denver, Golo. 

Malcolm J. Halliday, 1907 Chicago, 111. 

Ferdinand von Amdt Bartlett, 1908 Milwaukee, Wis. 

Louis H. Conger, 1908 Milwaukee, Wis. 

August J. Luedke, 1908 Milwaukee, Wis. 

Michael Gudahy, 1908 Milwaukee, Wis. 

Baxter G. Vreeland, 1908 Denver, Colo. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
J. I. Bush is playing right end on the football team for the fourth 
consecutive year. He is also captain of the basket-ball team for the 
ensuing year, vice-president of the Athletic Association, and on the 
Athletic Board and the Mandolin Club. Piatt Brush will captain the 
baseball team during the coming season. Lawrence and Ferdinand 
Bartlett are members of the Glee Club, and Brother Lawrence was 
recently initiated into the honorary engineering fraternity of Tau 
Beta Pi. Max Deering, by his superb work in the Wisconsin- 
Minnesota game, as right tackle, made his " W." 

The season of 1905-6 finds Alpha Lambda in an exceedingly 
prosperous condition. With seventeen hard workers as a nucleus, 
we pledged six fine men, who undoubtedly will be a credit to our 
gjand Fraternity. If ever3rthing goes well, the neophytes will be 
formally introduced to the goat on November 11. 

Lowell T. Murray, Theta Theta 1908, and Robert Lewis, Alpha 
Sigma 1908, have matriculated at Wisconsin. Both are accomplished 
musicians, Murray on the piano and Lewis on the clarinet. Robert 
Osbom, 1908, has been obliged to leave school. He expects to 
return next year and finish his engineering course. Edward Bartlett, 
1905, is attending Massachusetts Institute of Tedmology, where he 
expects to get his degree next year. Alpha Lambda regrets losing 
Brother Bartlett very much, as he was one of the pillars of the chap- 
ter. He was an untiring worker, ever thoughtful for the welfare of 
his Fraternity. Alpha Lambda wishes him the best of success in his 
career at " Tech." 

On October 7 the chapter entertained at a very pleasant informal 
dance. The "light fantastic" was indulged in until 12 o'clock. 
Refreshments were then served and the merry-making was ended by 
several rousing Sig songs. 

At the Chicago- Wisconsin game the chapter was honored by 
visits from the following brothers: Joseph H. Marschutz, Kappa 



66 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Kappa 1900; G. W. Dudley, Alpha Zeta, 1900; Guerdon Buck, 
1897; Corey McKenna, 1900; B. F. Adams, 1902; C B. Ra3rmcmd, 
1892; Robert Spencer, 1886; G. T. Bunker, 1901 ; Leon Parks, 
1904 ; L. Broenniman, 1905 ; Stanley Tallman, 1898 ; L. R. Smith, 
1906 ; Herf . White, 1904 ; Reggy Keith, 1903, all of Alpha Lambda ; 
and Bob Smith, Omicron Omicron 1902. 

Louis H. Conger. 

Madison, Wis., 
November 7, 1905. 

ALPHI PI CHAPTER — ALBION COLLEGE 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 275 ; women, 180; total 455 

Number of fraternities in iield (men's) 4 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 45 

Qiapter membership 13 

Pledged men 3 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Aaron T. Bliss, Jr., 1906 Beaverton, Mich. 

A. A. Odium, 1907 Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Roy J. Bolen, 1907. Boyne City, Mich. 

Lynn B. Gee, 1908 Lakeview, Mich. 

John S. Weidman, Special Weidman, Mich. 

Carl J. Knapp, 1908 Owosso, Mich. 

Harry EUerby, 1909 Albion, Mich. 

Harry Hartung, 1909 Albion, Mich. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Donald Ramsdell, 1909 Albion, Mich. 

Ralph Lacey, 1909 Albion, Mich. 

Wilber Smith, 1909 Albion, Mich. 

David Gulliford, 1909 Grand Rapids, Mich. 

James Campbell, 1909 Cadillac, Mich. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Aaron T. Bliss, Jr., is business manager of the Pleiad, vice-president 
of the Athletic Board of Control, and captain of the football team. 
Arnold Odium is a member of the Oratorical Committee and athletic 
editor of the junior annual. Roy Bolen is captain of the track team 
and of the reserve football team. (Tarl Knapp is a member of the 
Pleiad Council. Harry EUerby is captain of the baseball team. 
Ralph Lacey is treasurer of the freshman class. On the football 
team we have a strong representation, viz. : Bliss, full-back ; Smith, 
quarter-back ; Gee and Bliss, guards ; Bolen and Day, subs. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 67 

Extensive preparations are being made for our term informal, 
and indications all point toward an enjoyable and successful occasion. 
It will be held in the lodge on the evening of November 24. 

A. A. Odlum. 
Albion, Mich., 
October 15, 1905. 

ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 1,800 ; women, 1,000; total 2JB00 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 17 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 350 

Chapter membership 15 

Pledged men 2 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Richard M. Funck, 1906 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Paul S. Kurtzman, 1906 Rochester, Minn. 

Day I. Okes, 1907 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Herbert H. Knowlton, 1907 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Edwin G. Clapp, 1907 Fargo, N. Dak. 

Allen H. Porter, 1907 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Charles F. Jackson, 1907 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Archibald J. McFaul, 1907 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Oscar Woodrich, 1908 Dubuque, Iowa 

Oscar B. Kinnard, 1908 Minneapolis, Minn. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Herbert E. Bly, 1909 Minneapolis, Minn. 

George Wilburton, 1909 Winona, Minn. 

Eugene W. Evans, 1909 Winona, Minn. 

Robert Forbes, 1910 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Roscoe Anderson, 1911 Winona, Minn. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Brothers Okes and Funck are cadet captains this year. Brother 
Knowlton is a lieutenant, business manager of the Gopher, our 
Jtmior annual, and also chairman of the auditing committee of the 
Junior Ball Association. Brother Okes is chairman of the music 
committee on the same association. Freshman Bly plays full-back on 
the freshman team. 

Two new buildings are now in process of construction, namely, 
a new main building, to replace the " Old Main," burned last fall, 
and a new medical building. In the near future a woman's building 
is also to be erected. 



68 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

We have with us this year Brother Forbes, 1901, of Duluth, who 
is now studying law. At present Brother " Sunny " Thorpe, 1896, is 
paying us a short visit, and the sight of his flaming adornment is a 
reminder of days gone by, 

Charles F. Jackson. 

MiNNEAPOus, Minn., 
October 20, 1905. 

SIXTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA EPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 1,500; women, 1,400 ; total 2,900 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 11 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 260 

Chapter Membership 23 

Pledged men 2 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

J. L. Van Burgh, 1906 Hickman, Nebr. 

A. J. Stratton, 1906 Wahoo, Nebr. 

Edwin C. A. Zimmerer, 1906 Nebraska City, Nebr. 

Ray K. Person, 1906 Stanton, Nebr. 

F. G. Ryan, 1907 Des Moines, Iowa 

G. L. De Lacy, 1907 Lincoln, Nebr. 

C. E. Cotton, 1907 Lincoln, Nebr. 

F. W. Parr, 1907 Ehnwood, 111. 

C. C. Beavers, 1907 South Omaha, Nebr. 

C. S. Scott, 1907 Ashland, Nebr. 

C. M. Kearney, 1907 Stanton, Nebr. 

G. E. Proudfit, 1907 Lincoln, Nebr. 

Bruce Fullerton, 1908 Lincoln, Nebr. 

Creorge L. Babson, 1908 Seward, Nebr. 

Benjamin R. Wood, Alpha Eta, 1908 Lincoln Nebr. 

C. A. Neumann, Alpha Sigma, 1909 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Robert Herpolsheimer Lincoln, Nebr. 

Vergne Cliappel, 1909 Presque Isle, Me. 

GtoTZt Falter, 1909 Plattsmouth, Nebr. 

John M. Haberle, 1909 Lincoln, Nebr. 

Yale C. Holland, 1909 Seward, Nebr. 

Frederick R. Kingsley, 1909 Minden, Nebr. 

Robert Sears, 1909 Grand Island, Nebr. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 69 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
The junior book, the Lombard, has been dedicated to Brother C. R. 
Richards, professor of mechanical engineering. Brother Van Burgh 
has been elected student member of the Athletic Board. Brother 
Cotton is right tackle on the 'varsity football team, and his work has 
been of such uniform excellence that many predict for him a place on 
the All- Western team. He is also a candidate for captain of the 1906 
eleven. Brother Parr has been appointed a member of the junior 
" prom " committee. Brother Proudfit is associate editor of the col- 
lege daily, the Nebraskan. Brother Sears is playing quarter on the 
freshman football team. Brother Holland has won a place on the 
Glee Club. This organization will make an extended tour of the 
principal cities of the West, going as far as the Pacific coast Ben- 
jamin R. Wood is a member of the Mandolin Club, which will 
accompany the Glee Qub on its trip to the Pacific coast. Brother 
Zimmerer has been elected to membership in the Innocents, an 
organization composed of members of the senior class. 

The University of Nebraska opened September 29 with the 
largest enrolment in its history. The opening of the school year 
found Sigma Chi, with fifteen old men back, installed in a well- 
appointed and conveniently located chapter house of sixteen rooms, 
eight blocks from the university. 

The rushing season this year has been the most strenuous wit- 
nessed in several years. With plenty of old men back, Sigma Chi got 
"into the game" early, with the result that she landed the best 
material in school. We pledged ten men, eight of whom we have 
initiated and wish to introduce as worthy in every respect of wearing 
the Cross. 

The chapter had the good fortime to affiliate Brothers C. A. Neu- 
man, of Alpha Sigma, and B. R. Wood, of Alpha Eta. Brother J. B. 
McLean, of Xi, is in business in the city, and is making his home at 
the chapter house. 

So far, social functions at the university have been a negative 
quantity, but several events are announced for the future. The 
entire chapter will go to Minneapolis when Nebraska plays Minne- 
sota, and a chartered Sig car is a possibility. 

Edwin C. A. Zimmerer. 
Lincoln, Nebr., 
October 18, 1905. 



70 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

ALPHA XI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 980; women, 490; total MTO 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 8 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 175 

Chapter membership : 24 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Johnson Strickler, 1906 Lawrence, Kans. 

Vene D. Fry, 1906 lola, Kans. 

Walter Ward, 1906 Belleville, Kans. 

Nelson Ward, 1906 Belleville, Kans. 

Wallace Wilson, 1906 Horton, Kans. 

Art Relihan, 1906 Smith Center, Kans. 

Waldo F. Wellington, 1907 Ellsworth, Kans. 

Otto Theis, 1907 Ashland, Kans. 

Warren Henley, 1907 Lawrence, Kans. 

Glenn Bramwell, 1907 Belleville, Kans. 

(jcorge Ahlbam, 1907 Smith Center, Kans. 

Qarence Atkinson, 1907 Arkansas City, Kans. 

Don Cater, 1907 Lawrence Kans. 

Hugh Jones, 1908 Chanute, Kans. 

Joe Burkholder, 1908 Harper, Kans. 

Paul J. Wall, 1908 Wichita, Kans. 

Frank Parker, 1908 Kansas City, Mo. 

William L. Linton, 1908 Lawrence, Kans. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Clare Bailey, 1907 Mankato, Kans. 

Dan Servey, 1908 lola, Kans. 

Harold Pickering, 1908 Olathe, Kans. 

Karl Ahlbom, 1909 Smith Center, Kans. 

Elden Best, 1909 Columbus, Kans. 

Howard Randall, 1909 Newton, Kans. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Johnson Strickler, 1906, is president of the Civil Engineering Society. 
Art Relihan, 1906, is vice-president of the senibr law class. Qare 
Bailey, 1907, has been elected into Phi Delta Phi. Nelson Ward, 
1906, is vice-president of the Athenian Senate. Johnson Strickler, 
1906, Wallace Wilson, 1906, and George Ahlbom, 1907, are playing 
on the 'varsity football team. 

Alpha Xi Chapter opened the school year in splendid condition, 
having eighteen old men back. A large amount of new furniture 
was added to our house, making it one of the best-equipped frater- 
nity houses in Lawrence. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 71 

The initiation, which occurred on October 19, was one of the best 
which have been held for several years, and the new brothers give 
promise of becoming true and loyal Sigs. 

Our annual masquerade party will be given on October 27. 
According to present arrangements, and with all the active brothers 
and a large number of alumni present, the party will be a great 
success. 

Paul J. Wall. 
Lawkbnce, Kans., 
October 20, 1905. 

BETA GAMMA CHAPTER — COLORADO COLLEGE 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 2 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 34 

Chapter membership 17 

Pledged men 2 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

R. L. Givens, 1906 Oro Fino, Idaho 

Thomas Hunter, 1906 Cheyenne, Wyo. 

W. G. Johnston, 1906 Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Lorring Lennox, 1906 Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Orrin Randolph, 1906 Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Harry Fisher, 1907 Denver, Colo. 

C. A. Hedbloom, 1907 Aurora, Nebr. 

E. H. Howbert, 1907 Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Roy Wack, 1907 Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Harry Scibird, 1907 Colorado Springs, Cblo. 

Joy Vandemoer, 1907 Denver, Colo. 

Frank Ewing, 1908 Kansas City, Kans. 

Ivory James, 1908 Los Arcos Toluca, Mexico 

William Lennox, 1908 Colorado Springs, Colo. 

D. C. McCreery, I908 Greeley, Colo. 

Henry Hoffman, 1909 Lake City, Colo. 

Malcolm Keyser, 1909 Salt Lake City, Utah 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Ivory James, 1908 Los Arcos, Toluca, Mexico 

William Lennox, 1908 Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Henry Hoffman, 1909 Lake City, Colo. 

Malcolm Keyser, 1909 Salt Lake City, Utah 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
W. G. Johnston is captain of the football and baseball teams. Harry 
Fisher has been elected editor-in-chief of the Pikers Peak Nugget, 



72 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

the junior cl^ss book. D. C. McCreery is now president of the sopho- 
more class. Thomas Hunter is editor-in-chief of the Tiger, the col- 
lege paper. R. L. Givens is president of Pearsons Literary Society, , 
and Thomas Hunter is president of the Apollonian (debating) Qub. 

Beta Gamma Chapter is now comfortably situated in its new 
house at 1125 N. Nevada Avenue. The house has been leased for 
the year, and has been furnished by the chapter. 

At the opening of the year a reception to new men was given, 
and this was later followed by a house-warming. At present another 
social reception is being planned. 

In the college itself the prospects are regarded by the old students 
as particularly bright. While the enrolment is not as large as had 
been hoped for, the interest in the work and activities of the college 
is greater than ever. In football indications point to the winning of 
the state championship. 

Bert Warley, 1905, visited the chapter before he left for New 
York. Frank Pettibone, 1905, came down from Denver to be present 
at the initiation of the new members. 

Thomas Hunter. 
G)LORADO Springs, Colo., 
October 23, 1905. 

XI XI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 1,100; women, 450; total 1,550 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 9 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 150 

Chapter membership 18 

Pledged men..., i 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

H. E. Bagby, 1906 Vinita, Ind. T. 

J. F. Meade, 1906 Gallatin, Mo. 

L. R. Patton, 1907 Clarksville, Mo. 

F. A. Miller, 1907 St Louis, Mo. 

E. F. Salisbury, 1908 St Louis, Mo. 

G. E. Sturkey, 1908 St Louis, Mo. 

H. H. Hamcr, 1908 St Louis, Mo. 

J. A. Dunn, 1908 Richmond, Mo. 

F. H. Adams, 1908 Lamar, Mo. 

R. M. Shannon, 1908 Columbia, Mo. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 73 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Gregory Eickhoflf, 1909 San Francisco, Cal. 

P. C Alexander, 1909 Gallatin, Mo. 

C. R- Surface, 1909 Gallatin, Mo. 

A. M. Richardson, 1909 Gallatin, Mo. 

H. E. Freeh, 1909 De Soto, Mo. 

B. K Culbertson, 1909 Kansas City, Mo. 

J. H. Janvary, 1909 St. Louis,Mo. 

O. B. Brodcmeyer, 1909 St. Louis, Mo. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
C. G. Ross, 1905, has been granted a fellowship in English. F. W. 
Leipsner, 1905, is assistant professor of agricultural chemistry. H. 

E. Bagby, 1906, is captain and manager of the All-Senior Athletics. 
B. K, Culbertson, 1909, is captain of the All-Freshman football team. 

F. A. Miller, 1907, and R. M. Thoman, 1909, are members of the 
Glee Qub. 

The opening of the present school year saw only ten of last year's 
men on the field, but, by dint of hard work, and the right spirit, they 
have placed Xi Xi on a firm and substantial basis, and the outlook 
for a prosperous year is bright. 

Two years ago a fund was started with which to build a chapter 
house, and at the present time our trustee holds in his possession 
notes and cash to the amount of $4,000. September of next year will 
mark our tenth anniversary in this school, and it is our hope to cele- 
brate the event by moving into our own house. 

Upon the 'varsity football team we have Brothers Salisbury, 
Brockmeyer, and Janvary. 

On September 21 the chapter gave a formal banquet in honor of 
Brother M. J. Dorsey, who was leaving us for Denver, where he 
intends to practice law. On October 15 we entertained with a dinner 
at the chapter house. 

J. F. Meade. 
Columbia, Mo., 

October 17, 1905. 

ALPHA ETA CHAPTER — STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 8 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 160 

Chapter membership 15 

Pledged men i 



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The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Leslie McAuliff, 1906 Le Mars, Iowa 

J. Thcron Illick, Jr., 1906 Burlington, Iowa 

Wilbur E. Coulter, 1906 Burlington, Iowa 

Ralph A. Oliver, 1907 Onawa, Iowa 

Ernest A. Schenk, 1907 Qinton, Iowa 

George A. Wilson, 1907 Des Moines, Iowa 

Edward C. Barrett, 1908 Burlington, Iowa 

George A. Bemis, 1908 Spencer, Iowa 

Joe S. Beem, 1908 Marengo, Iowa 

Marcus S. Oliver, 1908 Onawa, Iowa 

John E. Pond, 1908 Monticello, Iowa 

Richard E. Bums, 1908 Ida Grove, Iowa 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Martin F. Selleck, 1907 Onawa, Iowa 

Irving C Hastings, 1909 Spencer, Iowa 

G. G. Bickley, 1909 Waterloo, Iowa 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Brother McAuliff is stage manager of the Dramatic Club. Brother 
Selleck was elected president of the junior class, Qjllege of Phar- 
macy. Two of the brothers are on the football squad, Brother Bemis 
being sub-quarter on the 'varsity, and Brother Hastings playing 
center on the freshman team. 

Alpha Eta began the present school year under especially favor- 
able circumstances. Out of eighteen active members at the dose of 
last year, twelve returned. 

The University of Iowa is entering upon a very prosperous year. 
A new spirit seems to prevail in every department. The enrolment 
is much larger than ever before, and bids fair to reach the eighteen 
hundred mark before the end of the year. The old Science Hall is 
now resting on its new foundations, having been moved to make 
room for the new Hall of Science, work on which is progressing 
rapidly. The north wing of the Hall of Engineering is nearing 
completion. Work was begun this fall on a concrete dam to cross 
the Iowa just below the campus, which will not only furnish water 
power for the engineering department, but afford an excellent course 
for aquatic sports. 

We are pleased to acknowledge visits from Brothers Wilmot L. 
Banglin, law 1905 ; Bert Wasley, of Beta Gamma ; Ed Stockdale, 
who was active in Alpha Eta last year ; and WeidensauU. We also 
enjoyed a visit from Brother W. F. Shepherd, 1883, one of the char- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 75 

ter members of the old Alpha Eta. Several of the brothers took 
advantage of the hospitality of Alpha Sigma at the Iowa-Minnesota 

game. 

Joe S. Beem. 
Iowa City, Iowa, 
November i, 1905. 

TAU TAU CHAPTER — WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 7 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 79 

Chapter membership 12 

Pledged men 6 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Alva C. Trueblood, 1904 St. Louis, Mo. 

Erie J. Birkner, 1907 St Louis, Mo. 

Lawrence C. Kingsland, 1907 St. Louis, Mo. 

Preston A. Richardson, 1907 St. Louis, Mo. 

Daniel A. Ruebel, 1907 Lexington, Mo. 

Edward C. Chamberlain, Jr., 1908 St Louis, Mo. 

Hugh M. Fullerton, 1908 St. Louis, Mo. 

Hoxsey Gilliam, 1908 St Louis, Mo. 

QilTord S. (Goldsmith, 1908 St Louis, Mo. 

(Tharles L. Hunt, 1908 St Louis, Mo. 

Simeon R. Tyler, 1908 St Louis, Mo. 

Lawrence W. O'Neil, 1909 St Louis, Mo. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Louis Tebbetts, 1909 St Louis, Mo. 

Corbin Duncan; 1909 St. Louis, Mo. 

Earl Godron, 1909 St Louis, Mo. 

Ed Wilson, 1909 ., St. Louis, Mo. 

The opening of the fall term found the membership of Tau Tau 
Chapter just one-half of what it was last year, but as we shall not 
lose any men by graduation, we are going to take in only four new 
men. 

Brother Luccock, who was our only member in the 1906 class, 
left Washington University this fall to take up a course in theology 
at Northwestern University. It was with many regrets that he left 
Tau Tau. He was editor-in-chief of the 1906 Hatchet, conceded to 
be the best number of the yearbook ever issued, and was prominent 
in school life. He has affiliated with Omega Chapter, and is living 
at the chapter house. His loss will be a heavy one to Tau Tau. 



76 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Brother Woodson, Xi Xi 1907, has entered the junior dass at the 
Medical School, and we hope that he will affiliate with us soon. 

Brother Van Berg, Alpha Epsilon 1903, paid us a visit Friday, 
and those of the brothers who were fortunate to see him enjoyed 
his visit very much. Brother Van Berg was on his way to see the 
Michigan-Nebraska football game at Ann Arbor. 

We have planned to hold our annual initiation Friday and 
Saturday, October 27 and 28. We hc^e to have several of the 
alumni with us, and expect to have one of the best initiations ever 
given to a candidate for Sigma Chi. 

Simeon R. Tyler. 

St. Louis, Mo., 
October 22, 1905. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE 

ETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 7 

Chapter membership 9 

Pledged men 6 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

T. A. Evans, 1906 Mount Olive, Miss. 

L. C. Andrews, 1906 Oxford, Miss. 

D. L. Ross, 1906 University, Miss. 

P. S. McDonald, 1906 Bay St Louis, Miss. 

R. D. Ford, 1906 Columbia, Miss. 

O. L. Ellis, 1907 Florence, Miss. 

George W. Leavell, 1908 Oxford, Miss. 

Casa Collier, 1908 Oxford, Miss. 

N. C. Brewer, 1908 Black Hawk, Miss. 

The University of Mississippi opened November i, and as this is 
written we are going through one of the hottest rushing seasons in 
the history of the institution. We expect to pledge at least ten men, 
which will give us a fine chapter. 

We are rejoicing over the fact that the contract for our chapter 
house has been signed, and that the material is already on the ground. 

Mississippi has been handicapped in football by the lateness of the 
opening, but there is an abundance of good material, and we are 
going to play Mississippi A. and M. and Tulane. 

Prather S. McDonald. 

Unxversity, Miss., 

November 2, 1905. 



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ALPHA NU CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 875 ; women, 325 ; total 1^200 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 13 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 260 

Chapter membership 21 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

R. W. King, 1906 Austin, Tex. 

Edward Crane, 1906 Dallas, Tex. 

P. M. Archer, 1906 Houston, Tex. 

H. F. Kuehne, 1906 Austin, Tex. 

W. B. Blocker, 1906 San Antonio, Tex. 

Don Robinson, 1906 Indianapolis, Ind. 

S. F. Finch, graduate Austin, Tex. 

Frank Oltorf, 1906 Marlin, Tex. 

C M. Robards, 1907 Galveston, Tex. 

C J. Franklin, 1907 San Antonio, Tex. 

Homer Rowe, 1907 Dalhart, Tex. 

A. P. King, 1908 Austin, Tex. 

W. L. Davidson, 1908 Galveston, Tex. 

J. T. Morrow, 1908 Hillsboro, Tex. 

L. J. Polk, Jr., 1908 Gavleston, Tex. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Alfred Kleberg, 1908 Austin, Tex. 

Wallace Newton, 1908 San Antonio, Tex. 

Joe Wallis, 1909 Beaumont, Tex. 

Dudley Tarlton, 1909 Austin, Tex. 

Tom J. Devine, 1909 Austin, Tex. 

Will Morrow, 1909 Hillsboro, Tex. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Don Robinson, 1906, is captain of the football team. Edward Crane, 
1906, is president of the Students' Council. Stanley P. Finch, 1902, 
has been appointed to an instructorship in civil engineering. Hugo 
F. Kuehne, 1906, has been appointed to the position of tutor in 
drawing for the year 1905-6. W. S. Davidson, 1908, has been 
elected to represent the junior law class in the Students' Council. 

October, 1905, ushers in the most prosperous year yet known in 
the annals of the University of Texas. The enrolment is larger 
by one hundred and fifty than ever before, and under the leadership 
of its newly elected president, David F. Houston, the university bids 
fair to rank highest among southern institutions of learning. The 
presidential inaugural ceremonies will be held shortly after Christ- 



78 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

mas, when a gathering of some of the most prominent scholars of 
the country is expected. 

With this year Alpha Nu enters uopn her twenty-first anniver- 
sary, enjoying prosperity for the present, and none but bright pros- 
pects for the future. Fifteen men returned to the chapter this year, 
and with this number it entered into the rush for new men with the 
usual zeal. After Christmas two more old men will return, which 
will bring the active membership up to twenty-three men, the largest 
for many years. We do not, however, intend to remain idle with 
this number, for eight men go out next June. We are still seeking 
new men, and expect to get at least two or three more before the 
end of the year. 

Lucius J. Polk, Jr. 

Austin, Tex., 
October 19, 1905. 

ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER — TULANE UNIVERSITY^ 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Harry McCall, 1906 McCall, La. 

Brunswick Sharp, 1906 New Orleans, La. 

Bland Logan, 1906 New Orleans, La. 

Esmond Phelps, 1907 New Orleans, La. 

Gayle Aiken, 1907 New Orleans, La. 

Charles Zeke, 1907 New Orleans, La. 

Harry Hardie, 1907 New Orleans, La. 

Winder P. Monroe, 1907 New Orleans, La. 

Alexander Ficklen, 1907 New Orleans, La. 

Thomas D. Westfeldt, 1908 New Orleans,' La. 

Alpha Omicron has the misfortune to be held back a full month 
this year, on account of the yellow fever in New Orleans. Not that 
New Orleans is not itself a healthy place, but Tulane has such a large 
attendance from the outlying parishes, in which there is more fever 
than in the city proper, that it would be impossible for the college to 
fill the dormitories even. Besides, there was some difficulty when 
Tulane opened at the regular time during the last epidemic, a 
repetition of which the faculty wishes to avoid. Consequently the 
students are looking forward to working on Saturdays and during 
the regular holidays. As a result of this enforced idleness. Alpha 
Omicron has not yet mustered her hardy sons in the chapter room, 
and the scribe, being marooned on a desert island on the South 

^ Tulane University did not open on the regular date this year, on account of 
the yellow-fever epidemic. The date set is November 2. 



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Carolina coast, is completely out of touch with his brothers, and only 
wishes for some other Sigs to help him in the magnificent hunting 
there. By the time the Quarterly comes out we shall be in full 
swing, and know our plans for the coming season more definitely. 

It is with great grief that Tulane surrenders Dr. Lefevre, who 
occupied the chair of philosophy, to the University of Virginia. 

Alexander Ficklen. 
October 15, 1905. 

ALPHA PSI chapter — VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 1,000; women, 50; total 1,050 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 13 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 195 

Cliapter membership 18 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Robert Patterson, 1906 Nashville, Tenn. 

W. M. Merritt, 1906 Jackson, Miss. 

W. E. Norvcll, 1906 Nashville, Tenn. 

Garence P. Connell, 1906 Nashville, Tenn. 

Gates P. Throuston, 1906 Nashville, Tenn. 

T E. Calgin, 1908 Waco, Tex. 

Allen Hinton, 1908 Nashville, Tenn. 

W. T. Merritt, 1908 Jackson, Miss. 

J. J. Vertress, 1908 Nashville, Tenn. 

Louis Tillman, 1908 Nashville, Tenn. 

W. A. Cunningham, 1908 Nashville, Tenn. 

J. D. Andrews, 1908 Nashville, Tenn. 

C. L. King, 1908 Louisville, Ky. 

J. J. King, 1908 Louisville, Ky. 

J. S. England, 1908 Dccaturville, Tenn. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

M. L. Culby, 1907 Jackson, Miss. 

D. R. Stubbleficld, 1907 Nashville, Tenn. 

M. G. Lipscomb, 1907 Nashville, Tenn. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
W. E. Norvell is manager of the baseball team. Gates Throuston is 
editor of the Observer. Robert C. Patterson is playing center on the 
football team, and is a member of the Glee Qub. M. L. Culby is 
instructor in surveying. 

Vanderbilt opened September 20 with the largest enrolment of 
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by fire last spring, is being replaced; and the foundation is being 
laid for a new building for the pharmacy department The prospects 
for this year are thus exceptionally bright. 

Our football team placed itself at the head of southern teams, and 
among the foremost in the country, when it held Michigan to i8 to o 
in the game played October 14. 

The fraternity house is in good condition, for which we are 
indebted to Brother Connell, who spent most of the summer calci- 
mining all the rooms. 

No new men have been pledged this year, as there is an inter- 
fraternity agreement to put off the spiking season until February, 
1906. 

J. S. England. 

Nashville, Tenn., 
October 18, 1905. 

OMEGA OMEGA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 345; women, 85; total 430 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 7 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 123 

Chapter membership 19 

Pledged men 2 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Ervin C. Catts, 1906 Washington, Ark. 

Lonnie L. Campbell, 1906 Newport, Ark. 

Charles C. Hillman, 1907 Almyra, Ark. 

Hal G. Stacy, 1908 Vandale, Ark. 

Garland Hurt, 1908 Newport, Ark. 

George D. diunn, 1908 Holly Grove, Ark. 

R.Hugh Pritchett, 1908 Villa Rica, Ga. 

A. Lee Russell, 1908 Texarkana, Ark. 

Jesse C. McDonold, 1909 Augusta, Ark. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

J. Murray Semmes, 1908 Osceola, Ark. 

Thomas D. Elder, 1908 Jonesboro, Ark. 

Charles F. Mercer, 1908 Dermatt, Ark. 

James A. Maxwell, 1909 Texarkana, Ark. 

William G. Huxtable, 1909 Vincent, Ark. 

Dufer J. Milner, 1909 Milner, Ark. 

Arthur W. Bowen, 1909 Osceola, Ark. 



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Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
L. L. Campbell, 1906, is local editor of the Ozark, our college 
monthly. 

Wilbur P. Allen, praetor of the Sixth Province, spent the day 
with us on September 27. All the boys were sorry that his visit 
could not be lengthened. William B. Stewart, of St. Paul, Minn., 
who arrived a few days late for the installation, spent a short time 
with us during the following week. He was accompanied by his 
wife and little daughter. The suggestions offered by Brother 
Stewart were very helpful. 

J. Paul Strupy, 1903; Charles Stotts, 1904; David F. McKean, 
1907 ; Henry Solomon, 1907 ; Reginald A. Martin, 1907, and Qaude 
H. Shepherd, 1908, all members of the Indian Qub, have been ini- 
tiated into Sigma Chi since the installation. 

We have brighter prospects for a good football season this year 
than we have had for the past two or three years. Our team is 
heavier and in better condition. 

William G. Huxtable. 

Fayettsville, Ark., 
October 27, 1905. 

EIGHTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA BETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 

Registration of students to date 2,610 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 21 

Chapter membership 8 

Pledged men 2 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

C. F. DcArmond, 1906 Cincinnati, Ohio 

S. P. Eastman, 1906 Berkeley, Cal. 

E. H. Mathis, 1907 Los Angeles, Cal. 

A. E. Lodge, 1907 Los Angeles, Cal. 

Emile Huguenin, 1908 San Francisco, Cal. 

T. E. Fogg, 1908 Oroville, Cal. 

J. W. Stone, 1908 Black Diamond, Wash. 

Alan McEwen, 1909 San Francisco, Cal. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Alan McEwen, 1909 San Francisco, Cal. 

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the freshman game between Berkeley and Stanford, in which the 
score was 6 to o in favor of California. 

Past Grand GmisuI John S. McMillin paid us a visit in Septem- 
ber. 

J. W. Stone. 

Berkeley, Cal., 
October 23, 1905. 

ALPHA UPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 600 ; women, 300 ; total 900 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 3 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 40 

Chapter membership 14 

Pledged men i 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

George H. Trevalian, 1907 Los Angeles, Cal. 

Plumber H. Montgomery, 1907 Los Angeles, Cal. 

J. D. Foss, 1908 Los Angeles, Cal. 

David W. Edwards, 1908 Los Angeles, Cal. 

Percy M. Bell, 1908 Long Beach, Cal. 

J. Ray Cowan, 1908 Los Angeles, Cal. 

Warren B. ^^^d, 1908 Los Angeles, Cal. 

The list of jmtiates is as follows : 

August J. Martz, 1907 Los Angeles, Cal. 

John B. Cocke, 1908 Los Angeles, Cal. 

Walter A. Bonjmgc, 1908 Los Angeles, Cal. 

Robert A. Speicher, 1909 Los Angeles, Cal. 

Ernest E. Speicher, 1909. . . ^ Los Angeles, Cal. 

Wayne W. Montgomery, 1909 Los Angeles, Cal. 

William R. Battin, 1909 Phoenix, Ariz. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Robert A. Speicher, 1909, is president of the freshman class of the 
College of Liberal Arts ; Brother Speicher was also leading man in 
a very pleasing play given by his class. Brother Bovard won his 
" S C " on the track team, aind R. A. Speicher, E. E. Speicher, and 
Battin secured places on the freshman football team. 

Our football team has played four games so far this season, 
resulting as follows: S. C. 28, Co. F. o; S. C. 12, Harvard Mili- 
tary, o ; S. C. 75, Whittier State o ; S. C. 57, Alumni o. We play 
Stanford for the state championship November 4. 



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Alpha Upsilon opened this year with seven men. Since then we 
have initiated seven more, and expect to have another initiation soon. 

We rented a chapter house last year, but this year intend to build ; 
and Brothers Bonynge and Bell, who have charge of the matter, 
assure us that the house will be nearing completion three months 
from date. Brother Bonynge is a new member, but has taken hold 
of the house-building with an enthusiasm and efficiency which mark 
him as one of the best Sigs that Alpha Upsilon has ever had. We 
have an cation on a lot adjoining the campus, and just across the 
street from the new building. 

We enjoyed a visit from Grand Quaestor Potter last month. He 
was present at an " evening " given to new students by the chapter. 

Warren B. Bovard. 
Los Angeles, Cal., 
November 2, 1905. 

ALPHA OMEGA CHAPTER — LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 1,100; women, 500; total 1,600 

Ntmiber of fraternities in field (men's) 15 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 260 

Chapter membership 13 

Pledged men i 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Herbert R. Wilde, 1906 Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 

(jeorge C. Singletary, 1906 San Jose, Cal. 

Louis D. Famsworth, 1907 Salt Lake City, Utah 

E. G. Singletary, 1907 San Jos6, Cal. 

Tom. T. Bennett, 1908 Marshfield, Oregon 

Roy C. Quertermous, 1908 Santa F^, N. Mex. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Carl F. Braun, 1906 San Jos^ Cal. 

William D. Dalton, 1909 Austin, Nev. 

Frank A. Robertson, 1909 Grand Forks, N. Dak. 

I. R. Tower, 1909 , Marshfield, Oregon 

James T. Tupper, 1909 Fresno, Cal. 

Although but six of our old men were back at the opening of the 
collie year, we have had a very successful rushing season. We 
have with us this year Brothers D. S. Calland, Alpha Zeta 1903, and 
William L. Glascock, Lambda 1905, who are taking postgraduate 
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The registration at Stanford this year exceeded that of any pre- 
vious year, and the university is entering upon a prosperous season 
in every respect. The new football bleachers, which will seat 20,000 
people, are nearing completion and will be ready for the big game 
with California on November 11. 

Our freshman team, though acknowledged to be the better team, 
was defeated by California, 6 to o. Brother Russ Tower played end 
on the Stanford team. Our 'varsity team has not yet lost a game 
this year, and is playing good football. Alpha Omega has one 
representative on the squad. Brother Wilde. 

We have received visits from the following brothers: John S. 
McMillin, Xi 1876; E. H. Mathis, Alpha Beta 1907; L. O. Cren- 
shaw, Theta Theta, 1906 ; Davidson, Kappa Kappa 1901 ; F. R. 
Feitshans, Alpha Xi 1903. 

Roy C. Quertermous. 

Stanford University, Gal., 
October 17, 1905. 

UPSILON UPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 445 ; women, 312 ; total 797 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 6 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 130 

Chapter membership 12 

Pledged men S 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Alexander M. Ormond, 1906 Rochester, Minn. 

Edward D. Alexander, 1906 Seattle, Wash. 

Richard J. Gloster, 1906 Bellingham, Wash. 

Carl S. Zook, 1906 Seattle, Wash. 

Tony F. Gales, 1907 Ontralia, Wash. 

Morris W. (Grisly, 1907 Ottumwa, Iowa 

A. L. Christopher, 1907 Ketchikan, Alaska 

Royal N. Shaw, 1908 North Yakima, Wash. 

William Moultray, 1908 Bellingham, Wash. 

J. William P. Dunlap, 1908 Seattle, Wash. 

James G. B. Smith, 1908 Tacoma, Wash. 

Alton Cooper, 1908 Bellingham, Wash. 

The football season at the University of Washington did not 
open as successfully as anticipated. Out of four games played, one 
has been lost, one tied, and two won. 



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The initiation on November 4 will be conducted by Past Grand 
Consul John S. McMillan. 

Our recent visitors have been : John S. McMillan, Xi 1876 ; Von 
Ogden Vogt, Alpha Zeta 1901 ; Thomas W. Hammond, of Mu Mu ; 
Walter G. Mcintosh, of Omega ; Edward L. Van Zant, of Theta ; 
Herbert A. Baughn, of Theta Theta. 

Alton Cooper. 
Sbattle, Wash., 
November 2, 1905. 

NINTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER — HOBART COLLEGE 

Registration of students to date no 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 4 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 70 

Chapter membership 19 

Pledged men 2 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

D. LeRoy Williams, 1906 Utica, N. Y. 

J. Lorenz Sporer, 1906 Owego, N. Y. 

Honore C. Connette, 1906 Omaha, Nebr. 

Raymond G. Hannahs, 1906 Adams, N. Y. 

Harry D. Marshall, 1906 (Geneva, N. Y. 

Henry M. Brown, 1907 Lorraine, N. Y. 

Robert M. Hogarth, 1907 Beloit, Wis. 

Barent L. Vischer, 1907 Syracuse, N. Y. 

(larlton H. Bremer, 1907 Utica, N. Y. 

Dexter H. Phillips, Jr., 1908 Watertown, N. Y. 

Ashley T. Pitt, 1908 Syracuse, N. Y. 

Benjamin Tucker, 1908 Albany, N. Y. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Raymond A. Heron, 1908 Blossburg, Pa. 

Norman G. Snyder, 1908 Hagerstown, Md. 

Fred W. Harvey, 1909 Syracuse, N. Y. 

Guy S. Houghton, 1909 Albany, N. Y. 

C. Dean Hammond, 1909 Orange, N. J. 

Oscar F. Tiffany, 1909 Rochester, N. Y. 

James M. Seeley, 1909 Rochester, N. Y. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
J. Lx»renz Sporer, 1906, is assistant in the chemistry laboratory. 
Carlton H. Bremer, 1907, has been elected captain of the baseball 



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team, and manager of the basket-ball team. Barent L. Vischer, 1907, 
is manager of the football team. Honore C Connette, 1906, has 
been elected president of the Paint and Powder Qub. 

Alpha Alpha again looks forward to a prosperous year. With 

one exception, all of our old men returned. The vacancy was filled 

.by H. C. Connette, 1906, who is with us again after two years' 

absence. With our two new sophomores and five freshmen, tc^ether 

with two pledgelings, everything points to a most successful year. 

The entering class this year is the largest in the history of the 
college. This goes to prove that Hobart is picking up, and if it con- 
tinues to improve, it has every prospect of becoming one of the fore- 
most small colleges in the country. 

We have received visits from Brothers Seymour, Hillard, Leach, 
Kingman, and Giltrap, of Alpha Alpha ; Knowlton, of Alpha Phi ; 
Burke, of Theta ; Wallace, of Psi ; Steuber and Theobold, of Psi Psi ; 
and Pomeroy, of Alpha Upsilon. 

Dexter H. Phillips, Jr. 
Geneva, N. Y., 
October 20, 1905. 

ETA ETA CHAPTER — DARTMOUTH COLLEGE 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Augustine H. Aycrs, 1906 Concord, N. H. 

Crawford M. Bishop, 1906 Baltimore, Md. 

Allan Brown, 1907 Concord, Mass. 

Richard H. Goode, 1907 Somerville, Mass. 

Frank McDonough, 1907 Denver, Colo. 

James A. Bums, 1907 Lancaster, Mass. 

Herbert D. Hinman, 1907 Grovcton, N. H. 

Richard B. Cunningham, 1908 Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

Walter A. Hancock, 1908 Franklin Falls, N. H. 

Roy H. Keith, 1908 Watertown, Mass. 

John H. Hinman, 1908 North Stratford, N. H. 

Porter W. Lowe, 1908 Fitchburg, Mass. 

Thomas P. Morrisscy, 1908 Springfield, Mass. 

Earl C. Mower, 1908 Windsor, Vt 

William H. Woodman, 1908 Haverhill, Mass. 

Fitzroy F. Pillsbury, 1908 Saco, Me. 

Charles N. Safford, 1908 Quechee, Vt 

Eta Eta sustained the loss of one of her most loyal brothers, 
Alfred D. Gere, 1907, who on the (q)ening day of college was 
drowned near here while canoeing. Brother Atwood, 1905, returned 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 87 

to do graduate work in technology, and we were much strengthened 
by the affiliation of Brother Currier, 1908, from Beta Gamma. 
Although with a chapter list not up to full proportions, due to 
several of last year's membership not returning, Eta Eta came out 
of a strenuous " chinning " season with seventeen pledged men, each 
of whom will make a splendid Sig. 

In our last letter we neglected to mention the establishment of a 
chapter of Kappa Sigma at Dartmouth. 

We have had visits from Brothers Roger W. Brown, 1905, and 
Edward K. Robinson, 1904. 

Roy H. Keith. 

Hanover, N. H., 
October 20, 1905. 



NU NU CHAPTER — COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 2,500; women, 1,500; total 4,000 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 18 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 375 

Chapter membership 22 

Pledged men 2 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

H. B. Hatch, 1906 New York, N. Y. 

B. Brown, 1906 Washington, D. C. 

C F. Dickson, 1906 Cincinnati, Ohio 

H. B. Taylor, 1906 Kansas City, Mo. 

A. Ulmann, Jr., 1906 Yonkers, N. Y. 

A. G. Suydam, 1906 Ridgefield, N. J. 

W. B. Long, 1906 New York, N. Y. 

A. D. Seymour, Jr., 1906 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

A. C. Nebdcer, 1906 Logan, Utah 

W, W. Wise, 1907 New York, N. Y. 

W. H. Bosworth, 1907 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

G. Pitt, 1907 New Rochelle, N. Y. 

W. (Gardner, 1907 London, England 

J. U. Wheeler, 1908 Yonkers, N. Y. 

T. H. Crane, 1908 Yonkers, N. Y. 

J. O. Hauser, 1908 New York, N. Y. 

H. M. Snively, 1908 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

C. E. Dunwoodie, 1908 Kingston, N. Y. 



88 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Edgar A. Ulmann, 1909 New York, N. Y. 

Henry M. P. Stow London, England 

Thomas W. Ross, 1906 Portland, Oregon 

Amiiates 
C H. Ferris (Alpha ZeU), 190a 
T. A. Robinson (XI Xi), 1909. 
A. Miltenberger (Xi Xi), 1909. 
W. Miltenberger (Xi Xi), 1909. 

Nu Nu has b^^un the 1905-6 cdlege year with fair prospects. 
All the brothers have taken an active part in the rushing, and as a 
result we beg to announce the foregoing list. The rushing season 
here at Columhm is not confined entirely to the first few weeks of 
the year, and there are several good men to whom we are paying 
special attention, and hope to add to our pledged list shortly. 

We are glad to have two of our alumni, Brothers H. B. Hatch 
and M. Dean, living with us this year, and sincerely r^^t that 
Brother A. G. Marr, who has been with us for some time, has left 
us and located farther down-town. 

Extensive preparations for the annual New York alumni banquet 
to be given on the evening of December i at the Hotel Astor, are 
being made, and the prospects are very good for even a more success- 
ful and enjoyable reunion than that of last year. 

Last week several changes were made in the interior decorations 
of the chapter house — a decided improvement. 

We have been honored by short visits from Brothers William 
Fisher, of Alpha Theta ; Longnecker, S. H. Putnam, R. Hoguet, W. 
Jessup, and H. Van Howvenberg, all of Nu Nu. 

C. E. DUNWOODIE. 

New York, N. Y., 
November 8, 1905. 

ALPHA THETA CHAPTER — MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF 

TECHNOLOGY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 1,550; women, 30; total 1,580 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 15 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 298 

Chapter membership 20 

Pledged men 3 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

S. A. Caine, 1905 Boston, Mass. 

J. C. Daly, 1905 Roxbury, Mass. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 89 

George A. Qainlan, 1906 Houston, Tex. 

W. H. Lalley, 1906 Bridgeport, G>nn. 

James Reed, Jr., 1906 .Ashtabula, Ohio 

H. C. Richardson, 1906 Shamokin, Pa. 

I. I. Yates, 1906 Schenectady, N. Y. 

T. M. Gilmer, 1906 Cambridge, Mass. 

W. S. Caypless, 1906 Denver, Colo. 

E. B. Bartlett, 1906 Milwaukee, Wis. 

H. J. McDonald, 1907 Brookline, Mass. 

J. A. Kane, 1907 Baltimore, Md. 

H. G. Hosea, 1907 Denver, Colo. 

John Donaldson, 1907 Minneapolis, Minn. 

H. C McRae, 1907 

P. R. Fanning, 1908 Brookline, Mass. 

LeRoy Faymonville, 1909 San Francisco, Cal. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

Pritchard, 1908 Mannington, W. Va. 

Hanley, 1908 Providence, R. I. 

Davidson, 1908 w Denver, Colo. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
S. A. Caine has been awarded a graduate scholarship. 

The house was opened a week before Tech began, and when 
school commenced everything was running smoothly. Three men 
were initiated on October 7, all of 1905, Pennsylvania Military 
Academy. Of the pledged men, two are of this, year's detail of 
officers sent to Tech by tlie Navy Department. The members of the 
alumni chapter were present in goodly numbers on initiation night. 
Brothers Walker, of Alpha Sigma, and Clendennin, Alpha Chi 1903, 
were also present. 

Brothers H. C. McRae, Alpha Zeta 1903, and E. B. Bartlett, 
Alpha Lambda 1905, have affiliated and moved into the house. 

A meeting of the corporation was held at the chapter house on 
October 7. Brothers Curtin, Tyler, McPherson, and Ainger, of the 
alumni chapter, were present. 

Visits have been received from Brothers Berry, of the U. S. S. 
" Mayflower " ; Emerson, Alpha Zeta 1903 and Alpha Theta 1905 ; 
" Dick " Elmer, Alpha Theta 1904 ; and Vonderhorst, Alpha Theta 
1906. 

James Reed, Jr. 

Boston, Mass., 

October 15, 1905. 



90 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

ALPHA PHI CHAPTER — CORNELL UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 3,100; women, 527 ; total 3,627 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 33 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 750 

(Chapter membership 35 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

S. T. Horn, 1905 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

W. H. Schmidlapp, 1906 Cincinnati, Ohio 

C. F. Von Steinwehr, 1906 Cincinnati, Ohio 

R. H. Knowlton, 1906 BuflFalo, N. Y. 

H. W. Slauson, 1906 Middletown, N. Y. 

E. N. Holton, 1906 Montclair, N. J. 

W. H. Hopple, 1906 Cincinnati, Ohio 

J. D. Coffin, 1906 Glens Falls, N. Y. 

C. A. Lee, 1906 Chicago, IlL 

Paul Schendc, 1907 Denver, Colo. 

Henry Miller, 1907 Washington, D. C. 

W. B. Holmes, 1907 Cincinnati, Ohio 

QiflFord Diehl, 1907 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Thomas R. Henderson, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 

J. R. Parker, 1907 Schenectady, N. Y. 

K W. Slauson, 1907 Middletown, N. Y. 

C. G. Sumner, 1907 Montclair, N. J. 

C. P. Cox, 1908 Washington, D. C. 

J. T. Reiber, 1908 Pittsburg, Pa. 

H. P. Reiber, 1908 Pittsburg, Pa. 

R. R. Lally, 1908 Pittsburg, Pa. 

C. J. Kelley, 1908 South Norwalk, Conn. 

P. D. Carman, 1908 Beloit, Wis. 

C. A. Lee, 1906 Chicago, 111. 

R. D. Cutter, 1908 Bethlehem, Pa. 

L. T. Beaman, 1908 Ithaca, N. Y. 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

J. H. Sturge, 1908 Rochester, N. Y. 

C. F. Rowland, 1909 

W. B. Holton, 1909 Montclair, N. J. 

B. P. Dexter, 1909 E. Orange, Mass. 

P. T. Coons, 1909 Montclair, N. J. 

Affiliates 

C. J. Schmidlapp, 1909 Cincinnati, Ohio 

R. F. Hunter, 1909 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 91 

Brothers Parker, Horn, Reiber, Henderson, Holmes, and Miller are 
on the Masque. J. D. Coffin is manager of the baseball team. P. D. 
Carman is on the Widow board (the college monthly). C. F. Von 
Steinwehr is on the Sphinx. J. D. Coffin is on the Quill and Dagger 
staflf. Brothers Henderson, Miller, Horn, and Beaman are on the 
Glee Qub ; amd Brothers Holmes, H. E. N. Holton, W. B. Holton, 
and P. D. Carman are on the Mandolin Club. C. G. Sumner is a 
member of the Dunstan ; J. R. Parker, of Phi Delta Phi ; W. B. 
Holton, of Nu Sigma Nu. 

Alpha Phi enters upon the new college year under favorable con- 
ditions. All of the brothers were back at Ithaca on September 16, 
and for two weeks some hard rushing was done. College opened on 
September 29, and in a short time all the brothers were settled down 
to hard work. 

Brother Horn, 1905, has returned to the chapter and is studying 
medicine. 

Brother Coffin is in Europe on a six weeks' trip and will return 
abouf November 8. 

William H. Hopple. 
Ithaca, N. Y., 
October 20, 1905. 

RHO RHO CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 428 ; women, 31 ; total 459 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 10 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 178 

Chapter membership 17 

Pledged men 16 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

A. J. Butterworth, 1906 Southbridge, Mass. 

R. S. Sherman, 1906 Rockland, Maine 

J. L. Paige, 1906 Southbridge, Mass. 

H. L. Karl, 1906 Rockland, Maine 

C F. Forbes, 1906 Buckfield, Maine 

E. J. Wilson, 1907 Lynn, Mass. 

C. H. Lekberg, 1907 Worcester, Mass. 

H. W. Kierstead, 1907 Oakland, Maine 

B. R. Connell, 1907 Houlton, Maine 

Arthur Iverson, 1907 Portage Lake, Maine 

S. B. Locke, 1908 West Paris, Maine 

G. L. Smith, 1908 Longcove, Maine 



92 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

L. S. Dixon, 1908 Orono, Maine 

L. R. Lord, 1908 Poquonock, Conn. 

£. L. Yoner, 1908 Auburn, Maine 

R. E/ Potter, 1908 Bath, Maine 

C. H. Fenn, 1908 Portland, Maine 

The list of initiates is as follows : 

C. E. Prince, 1906 Kittery, Maine 

A. G. Durgin, 1908 Orono, Maine 

E. N. Vickery, 1908 Pittsfield, Maine 

B. B. Fogler, 1908 Skowhegan, Maine 

A. N. Day, 1909 Wiscasset, Maine 

D. A. Woodbury, 1909 Beverly, Mass. 

J. H. Mason, 1909 Beverly, Mass. 

J. K. McKay, 1909 Houlton, Maine 

A. M. Hutchinson, 1909 Cherryfield, Maine 

J. O. Clement, 1909 Belfast, Maine 

N. H. Mayo, 1909 Blue Hill, Maine 

W. M. Hinkley, 1909 West Jonesport, Maine 

W. A. Fogler, 1909 West Rodcport, Maine 

G. T. Carlisle, 1909 North Edgecomb, Maine 

J. T. Hinkley, 1909 Blue Hill, Maine 

F. O. Rogers, 1909 Richmond, Maine 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Brother Butterworth, 1906, is president of the senior class, member 
of the University Council, editor-in-chief of the Campus, member of 
the Deutscher Verein, president of the Maine Intercollegiate Tennis 
Association, and manager of the University Tennis Club. Brother 
Wilson, 1907, is business manager of the Prism, the college annual, 
president of the Musical Federation, and member of the Glee Qub 
and college choir. Brother Lekberg, 1907, is business manager of 
the band, and member of the University Council and the Deutscher 
Verein. Brother Sherman is a member of the Campus board. 
Brother Forbes is on the 'varsity football team. Brother Iverson is a 
member of the Deutscher Verein. Brother Lord is university chapel 
organist and member of the Campus board. 

The extensive alterations which have been made on our house 
during the summer, and which are not yet fully completed, will place 
the chapter in one of the finest fraternity houses on the campus. 

Work has been beg^im on the new Carnegie library and it is 

expected that it will be ready for occupation in about a year. 

L. Roland Lord. 
Orono, Maine, 
October 19, 1905. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 93 

PSI PSI CHAPTER — SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 

Registration of students to date — 

men, 1,500; women, 1,250; total 2,750 

Number of fraternities in field (men's) 11 

Membership in all fraternities (men's) 310 

CHiapter membership 15 

Pledged men 5 

The list of active members in the chapter is as follows : 

Cleveland J. Kenyon, 1906 South Otselic, N. Y. 

(Tharles M. Steuber, 1906 Le Roy, N. Y. 

Hugh R. Smith, 1906 North Pitcher, N. Y. 

Earl R. Elmer, 1907 Detroit, Mich. 

Henry C. Michelscn, 1907 New York, N. Y. 

Hyzer W. Jones, 1907 Rome, N. Y. 

Pedro A. Ramos, 1907 Arecibo, P. R. 

Harris N. Cookingham, 1907 Red Hook, N. Y. 

Edward H. Sherwood, 1907 New York, N. Y. 

Harold W. Trippctt, 1907 Syracuse, N. Y. 

Francis B. Mastin, 1906 Oswego, N. Y. 

Joseph L. (jolly, 1908 Rome, N. Y. 

Joseph W. Kellog, 1908 Syracuse, N. Y. 

Harry A. Dunsmoor, 1908 Syracuse, N. Y. 

Harry T. Theobald, 1908 Glens Falls, N. Y. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter: 
(jeorge S. Baker, 1907, one of our Chi Alpha Sigma men, has 
returned to college, and is associate editor of the Syracuse Daily 
Orange. G. H. Merry, 1907, is manager of the Glee and Instru- 
mental Qubs. Earl R. Elmer, 1907, is assistant manager of the 
Onondagan, the Syracuse University yearbook. Hyzer W. Jones 
and Pedro A, Ramos are members of the Glee Qub. John E. Lyndi, 
cme of the *' spikes," plays right end on the Varsity football team. 

The new college year finds our chapter in a most thriving con- 
dition. Our house has been remodeled inside and furnished with 
heavy mission furniture. 

Chancellor James R. Day recently announced the gift of two fine 
men's dormitories. Work is rapidly progressing on the Carnegie 
Library, the L)rman Hall of Natural History, the Smith College 
laboratories, and the stadium. The entering class this year numbers 
about twelve hundred. 

The 'varsity football team has won all its games save that with 
Yale, in which the blue could score but 16 points. 

Arthur D. Weller, Alpha Phi 1905, has been staying with us for 

several weeks. Harry A. Dunsmoor. 

Sybacuse, N. Y., 
October ao^ 1905. 



Letters and Reports from Alumni Chapters 



WASHINGTON ALUMNI CHAPTER 

The annual meeting for election of officers, preparation of pro- 
gram for the winter, etc., was held at the new Epsilcxi Chapter House, 
732 Twenty-first Street, Washington, D. C, on the evening of 
November 2, 1905. On the same evening the active chapter held a 
smoker, which was also participated in and enjoyed by the alumni 
members. Brother E. K. Fox presided, and the following officers 
were elected : 

President — Louis Mackall, Jr., Psi, Thirty-first and O Streets. 

Vice-President — F. W. McReynolds, Delta Chi, Colorado Building. 

Secretary — Arthur J. McElhone, Epsilon 1902, Marine-Hospital Service. 

Treasurer — Edwin J. McKee, Theta 1888, National Metropolitan Citizens' 
Bank. 

Historian — Robert Famham, Epsilon 1864, 305 East Capitol Street 

Executive Committee — J. Holdsworth Gordon, Epsilon 1867, 3028 
Q Street; J. Lewis Higgles, Epsilon igoo, 811 O Street; Edwin G. Evans, 
Epsilon ex-1906, 37 Eighth Street, S. £. 

The new house rented by Epsilon Chapter is an excellent one. 
The lower-floor rooms are of such size that it will be easily possible 
to hold a banquet therein. One of them was arranged by the active 
boys for our meeting, and did very well for that purpose without 
crowding. It is hoped that all Sigma Chis visiting Washington will 
stop in at the Epsilon House, if but for an hoUr or two. They will 
undoubtedly be pleased with its size and comfort 

Dr. Famham read the history of the Washington alumni for the 
past three years, and it was determined to purchase a special bode for 
this and have it ccmtinued from year to year. 

The usual dinner will be held February 21, 1906, and it is 
expected that other entertainments will be arranged for by the 
Executive Committee. 

Those present were : 

94 



LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 



95 



J. Lewis Riggles, M. D. 

J. H. Holland, M. D. 

ELKFox 

DeWitt C Croissant 

Charles F. Sterne 

Morris F. Frcy 

William J. Acker 

R. Dean Rynder 

Louis Mackall, Jr. M. D. 



Dr. Frank Biscoe 
Dr. Robert Famham 
Robert Famham, Jr. 
Arthur J. McElhone 
A. George Maul 
H. P. Hinshaw 
Edwin J. McKec 
Arthur H. Williams 



J. M. Chapman 
Dr. Geoi^e N. Acker 
William W. Bride 
Clyde B. Weikert 
W. H. Singleton 
F. W. McRcynolds 
Dr. S. Carl Henning 
Stephen L Ford 



Dr. John D. Thomas 

Arthur J. McElhone, Secretary. 



CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER 

The weekly luncheons of the Chicago Alumni Chapter have been 
resumed for the coming season, and meetings will be held as usual 
at the Great Northern Hotel at 12:30 o'clock each Saturday. It is 
hoped that this notice may be given as much publicity as possible, so 
that strangers in the city may avail themselves of the opportunity to 
visit the chapter. 

The regular autumn dinner will be held the 29th of the current 
month. 



DENVER ALUMNI CHAPTER 

The first monthly dinner of the Denver Alumni Chapter was held 
November 4 at the Savoy Hotel. Rush L. Holland, of Colorado 
Springs, and Coach Maddock, of the University of Utah, were guests 
of hcMior. It is the plan of the chapter to hold these dinners at regu- 
lar intervals during the coming season. 



Personals 



ALPHA CHAPTER — ICIAICI UINVERSITY 

G. Clyde Fishes, 1905, is teaching in the Troy (Ohio) High School. 

£. P. Robinson, 1893, is teaching in the Hamilton (Ohio) High School. 

David (jBrbes, 1903, has entered the Miami Medical College, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. 



BETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WOOSTER 

William S. Kinney, 1904, is in charge of a prosperous insurance business 
at Canton, Ohio. 

WiLUAic £. Feehan, 1874, has recently moved into a handsome new 
house in Wooster. 

£. P. Shupe, 1903, has been promoted to a position of great responsibility 
with the Allegheny Water Co. 



EPSILON CHAPTER — GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

J. H. Holland, 1905, is resident physician at the Children's Hospital. 

Earl Biscoe, 1900, second lieutenant U. S. A., is now stationed at Fortress 
Monroe, Va. 

Martin S. Taylor, 1907, has accepted a position with the Bell Telephone 
Co. of Philadelphia. 

A. C^RGE Maul, 1905, is associated with Mr. G. A. Classic in the practice 
of law at Washington. 

S. Carl Henning, 1905, is now resident physician at the Episcopal Eye, 
Ear, and Throat Hospital. 

J. Lewis Higgles, 1899, l^&s been appointed instructor in anatomy in the 
Medical Department of the George Washington University. 



KAPPA CHAPTER — BUCKNELL UNIVERSfTY 

Clarence L. Fry, 1905, has a position with the Pennsylvania Railroad (3o. 

WiLLiAic N. C. Marsh, Kappa 1903, has entered a law ofike in Lewis- 
burg, Pa. 

Ralph E. Eluott, 1905, is with an engineering corps located at Turtle 
Lake, N. Dak. 

W. W. PoRTSER, 1905, is with the Pennsylvania Railroad Co., and is located 
at Gallitzton, Pa. 

£. Slifer Walls, 1903, has resigned a position with the Wabash Railroad 
to attend the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. 

96 



PERSONALS 97 

MU CHAPTER — DBNISON UNIVERSITY 

John G. Cross, 1905, is studying law at Harvard 

C Burton Nickels is in the office of F. F. Van Tuyl, of Toledo, Ohio. 

W. D. Sample, 1902, is with the engineering department of the Southern 
Railway. 

S. S. Downer, 1874, has changed his residence from Boulder, Colo., to 
Reno, Nev. 

J. Frank Whallon, 1905, is employed by the Bell Telephone Co. at 
Chicago, lU. 

A. M. Brumback, 1892, has accepted the professorship of chemistry at 
Denison University. 

John G. Cross, 1905, of Narragansett Pier, R. I., will enter the Harvard 
Law School this fall. 

C. A. Wiltseb, 1897, and P. L. Wiltsee, 1901, are both in business with 
their father in Cincinnati. 

Burton Nickels, 1905, has charge of the Toledo office of F. F. Van Tuyl, 
consu^ng engineer, of Detroit, Mich. 

Harvey R. Keeler, 1880, of Qeveland, Ohio, has taken his place on the 
Common Pleas Bench of Cuyahoga County. 

Elmer Wiluams, 1904, is with the engineering department of the Big 
Four. His headquarters are at Greencastle, Ind. 

Benjamin F. McCann, 1886, has declined a nomination for a third term 
as probate judge, and will return to the practice of law. 

Harry S. Wagner, 1899, M. D., of Toledo, Ohio, has moved into a new 
office on Tenth Street, to meet the growing demands of his profession. 

Frank Lewis, 1902, who was graduated from the Harvard Law School 
last June, will enter the law offices of Doyle & Lewis, of Toledo, Ohio, about 
January i. 

George A. D(»sey, 1888, of the Field Museum of Chicago, is the author of 
a new work on the folklore of the Pawnee Indians, published by Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co., early in the autumn. 

N. W(»TH Brown, 1900, has been chosen professor of medicine and clinical 
medicine at the Toledo Medical College. This position will not, however, 
interfere with his practice, for which he has opened a new office in Madison 
Court 

William E. Wickendbn, 1904, who was professor of physics and applied 
electricity at Mechanics' Institute, Rochester, N. Y., last year, has been granted 
a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He will be an assistant in the 
Physical Laboratory, and also pursue a course in electrical engineering. 



98 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

psi CHAFint — uNivBisiTy or vughtia 
Raymond W. Stephens is pracddng law at Los Angeles, CaL 

John K. Graves has a good position in Washington with the Southern 
Railway. 

OMEGA CHAPTER — NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 

Walter McIntosh, 1906, is in business in Seattle, Wash. 

Frank T. Andrews, 1881, was recently elected president of the Chicago 
Gynecological Society. 

Henry Lighthall, 1905, has passed the state bar examination, and is now 
practicing law in Chicago. 

John A. Lexoner, 1903, and Raymond O. Warrington, 1906^ are traveling 
for the National Biscuit Co. 



alpha alpha chapter — hobart college 

Guy HnxARD, 1901, is studying law in Moravia, N. Y. 

Oliver Kingman, 1903, has entered the General Theological Seminary. 

Clarence Q. Giltrap, 1904, is in the employ of the National Food Co. of 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

Wyatt Kingman, 1905, has secured a position with the Lyloxygen Co. of 
Niagara Falls« N. Y. 

alpha gamma chapter — OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 

Abel V. Shotwell is practicing law at Omaha, Nebr. 

Harry T. Frost has joined the Sig colony in New York Gty. 

Carl H. Hawthorne is in the employ of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, 
and is located at Kansas City, Mo. 

James S. Fulton, 1903, is on the engineering corps of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad, and is located at Pittsburg, Pa. 



ALPHA EPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA 

W. W. Bride, 1905, is practicing law in Washington, D. C. 

Walter H. Arends, 1907, has gone to Seattle, Wash., to engage in business. 

Charles J. Nelson, 1906, is attending Armour Institute in Chicago this 
year. 

C A. Mohrmann, 1904, is superintendent of the city schools at Ewing, 
Nebr. 



ALPHA ZETA CHAPTER — BELOIT COLLEGE 

Charles H. Ferris, 1905, is studying law at Columbia University. 
Arthur E. Burr, 1905, is in the real estate business at Spokane, Wa^ 
Arthur Parmelee, 1905, is Y. M. C. A., Secretary at Miami University. 



PERSONALS 99 

FsANKLYN 6. Snysbs, 1905, has a position as assistant in English at Beloit 
College. 

RoBBKT P. Robinson, 1905, is instructor in mathematics in the Beloit High 
School 

J. Herbert Johnson is in Beloit, acting as superintendent of the Fairbanks- 
Morse plant 

Howard Talbot, 1905, is studying engineering at the Case School of 
Applied Sciences. 

Edward W. Williams, 1905, is in the employ of the Eagle Horseshoe Nail 
Co. of Milwaukee. 

Walter Ferris, 1905, Lucius Porter, 1901, and Wilfrid Rowell, 1899, 
represent Alpha Zeta in the Yale Divinity School. 



alpha eta chapter — STATE UlflVERSITY OF IOWA 

Edward Rose, 1904, is in the drug business at Seattle, Wash. 

Stephen H. Bush is doing graduate work in French at Harvard. 

John G. Bowman is a member of the faculty of Columbia University. 

Carl W. Ross, 1905, is on the staff of the Sioux City Journal, of Sioux 
City, Iowa. 

Ed Stockdale is vice-president of the Stockdale Grain Co., with head- 
quarters at Walcott, Iowa. 

James Swttzer, ex-1906, is passenger agent for the Chicago, Burlington & 
Quincy Railroad at Galesburg, 111. 



ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 

Henry H. Morgan, 1892, has been appointed assistant district attorney 
for the western district of Wisconsin. 

Frank W. Jones, 1900, was recently appointed assistant manager of the 
William Plankington estate, of Milwaukee, Wis. 

D. Hayes Murphy, 1900, has taken up his residence near Pittsburg, Pa., 
in order to further his business interests in connection with the manufacture 
of conduits. 



ALPHA NU CHAPTER — UNIVBRSTFY OF TEXAS 

Frank L. Feuille, 1886, was recently appointed attorney-general of Porto 
Rico. 

RuFus W. King, 1899, is with us again. He is enrolled as a student in the 
law department. 

Arthur C. Amsler, 1905, is assistant superintendent in the construction 
of the I. & G. N. Railroad bridge which is being built across the Colorado 
River, 



lOO THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

William J. Powill, 1905, is holding a good position with the Panama 
civil engineering corps at Culebra Cut He was lately elected vice-president of 
the University Social Qub there. 



ALPHA XI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY Gf KANSAS 

Harold Hbney, 1902, paid us a visit recently. He has just returned from 
Germany, where he has been engaged in the study of music 

A LARGE number of our alumni were back for " rushing season," among 
whom were: Brothers Girl Riley, 1904; George Hansen, 1905; Malcolm 
Gassard, 1905; Roy Qifford, 1904; Dudley Doolittle, 1904; Rollin Feitshans, 
1904; and Ralph Morrison, 1904. 



ALPHA RHO CHAPTER — LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 

Brother Edmonds is in the New York Branch of the Collegiate Y. M. 
C A. 

Brother Caramy, 1906, has accepted the position as superintendent of 
schools at Phoenixville, Pa. 



ALPHA OMEGA CHAPTER — LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY 

John F. Cowan, 1901, has an instructorship in physiology at Stanford. 

Ralph H. Sherry, 1904, is doing chemical work for a Chicago company. 

Rudolph C. Berthean, 1905, is with a large insurance company in San 
Francisco. 

Ross S. Carter, 1905, is working in the real-estate office of his father, at 
San Diego, Cal. 

Manville H. Sprague, 1905, has a position in the First National Bank of 
Albert Lea, Minn. 

ZETA ZETA CHAPTER — CENTRAL UNIVERSITY 

Joseph E. Linney, 1905, has accepted a position with the U. S. Irrigation 
survey at Hebu, Cal. 

Spurgeon Cheek, 1896, has moved from Danville, Ky., to Salt Lake City, 
where he will practice medicine. 

THETA THETA chapter — UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 

David R. Vaughn, 1905, is practicing law in South Bend, Ind. 

Thomas H. Kingsley, 1905, is a practicing attorney at Paola, Kans. 

Carl H. Smith, 1904, is the resident secretary of the combined Y. M. C A. 
interests of Ann Arbor, Mich. 

IjOUIs J. Weadock, 1905, is gathering practical experience in the law office 
of T. A. E. & J. C. Weadock, at Bay City, Mich. 



PERSONALS loi 

Chables F. Peck, 1905, has accepted a position as engineer on the C. & P. 
division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. His headquarters are at Qeveland lor 
the present 

Ralph S. Gram, 1905, is now with the Interborough Rapid Transit Co., of 
New York City, with which Donald C Waite, 1904, has also been connected 
since his graduation. 

XI XI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOintI 

George F. Alexander, 1905, is engaged in the practice of law at Gallatin, 
Mo. 

Edward S. North, 1905, is now with Scarrit, Griffith & Jones, attorneys in 
Kansas City, Mo. 

Wray Dudley, 1905, has recently accepted a position with the Genera) 
Electric Co. of New York. 

Thomas A. Robinson, 1908, Alexander L. Miltenberger. 1908, and William 
Miltenberger, 1908, have gone to New York to enter Columbia University. 

Ralph A. Hamilton, 1905, did good work on the Vinita, Ind. T., baseball 
team during the summer months, and is now practicing law at Perry, Okla. 



TAU TAU chapter — WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

Fred Armstrong, 1905, is practicing law in St Louis. 

T. J. Nalley, 1905, is practicing medicine in St. Louis. 

Samuel P. McChesney, 1905, is practicing law in St Louis. 

George M. Parks, 1905, is an assistant at the City Hospital of St. Louis. 

Thomas P. Moore, 1905, has matriculated at the St. Louis Law School. 

Herbert S. Schraeder, 1905, is a chemist for the Laclede Gas Light Co. 

Harry X. Cune, 1905, is practicing medicine in his home town, Marion, 
111. 

Alfred C. Wilson, 1905, is practicing law with Abbott & Edwards, St. 
Louis. 

W. WiNNUS Horner, 1905, is a civil engineer for the city water depart- 
ment, St Louis. 

Norman F. Rehm, 1905, is now connected with the St. Louis office of the 
Western Electric Co. 



UPSILON UPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 

Brother Sigrist, 1904, is practicing law in the eastern part of the state. 

Brother Lawson, 1904, has accepted a government appointment as teacher 
in the Philippines. 



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PSI PSI CHAPTER — SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 

Robert Reagan, ex- 1908, has entered the Baltimore Medical College. 

Roy R. Brockett, 1905, has accepted a position with the Archibald Brady 
Construction Co. in connection with work on the new West Shore trolley road. 



OTHER CHAPTERS 

Ovid M. Butler, Rho 1902, has entered Yale to take a course in the 
forestry department. 

Howard E. Oskamp, Alpha Phi, has accepted a position with the Bullock 
Electric Co. of Cincinnati. 

John G. O'Connell, Zeta Psi 1887, is also on the same ticket as the 
nominee for City Solicitor. 

Thomas McGregor, Chi 1902, has been elected chairman of the City Com- 
mittee by the Republicans of Madison, Ind. 

Harry Vander Horst, Alpha Theta 1906, has entered the real-estate busi- 
ness and taken up his residence in Brookline, Mass. 

Lorne S. Ritchie, Alpha Iota 1905, is now reading law in the office 
of Young, Wright & Jones, at Valley City, N. Dak. 

Charles Alung, Jr., Chi 1885, announces the removal of his law offices to 
the second floor of the Title and Trust Annex, 100 Washington Street, Chicago. 

Stuart Walker, Zeta Psi 1903, is home from an extended trip through 
the South. Brother Walker left in June and returned the latter part of 
September. 

Frederick Dale, a charter member of Alpha Chi Chapter, and now a 
surgeon in the United States army, has been recently ordered from Washington 
to Walla Walla. 

William S. White, Alpha Pi 1899, who has represented the American 
Book Co. in Michigan for a number of years, has been transferred to the home 
office of the same company, and in the future will be located at 100 Washing- 
ton Square, New York City. 



Miscellaneous Notes 



After three promotions since arriving in April, Qaude B. Dore, Omicron 
Omicron, has recently been made "official interpreter and translator for the 
courts of the Panama Canal zone." 

Governor Denebn recently appointed Charles A. Kiler, Kappa Kappa 1892, 
of Champaign, 111., as a delegate to the National Immigration Congress, which 
is to be held in New York in December. 

Samuel E. Sparung, Lambda 1892, has resumed his duties as assistant 
professor of political science in the University of Wisconsin, after a semester's 
leave of absence, spent in Washington, D. C. Brother Sparling was lately 
appointed a member of the Wisconsin Civil Service Commission, of which he 
has been elected president. 

Earl D. Howard, Omicron Omicron 1902, recently returned from Europe, 
where he has been studying for a year under a fellowship granted by the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. He has just been appointed to an instructorship in political 
economy in the University of Pennsylvania, and announcement was made the 
first of the month that his essay entitled "The Causes and Extent of the 
Recent Industrial Progress of Germany" had been awarded the first prize of 
$600 in connection with the Hart, Schaffner & Marx competition for the best 
discussion of a subject in political economy. The work will be published by 
the committee on awards in connection with two other prize contributions. 

The plans for a convention of the Eighth Province to be held in Portland, 
Oregon, last summer failed to materialize. Brother Thomas C. Bell writes as 
follows regarding the matter : 

The province convention was a failure. Brother Wright, of San Francisco, 
the praetor, wrote me, two days before the time set for the meet, that he could not 
be with us on account of a case in court. Brother Jamieson and myself, of Port- 
land, and four brothers from Seattle, took dinner at The Oaks, a suburban pleasure 
resort There was no pow-wow. It seems impossible to rouse the Portland Sigs 
to any enthusiasm. There are enough of us to do something, but so far all our 
efforts have failed. If we had an active chapter in one of our Oregon colleges, 
something might be done. Let us hope. 

The following interesting information is taken from a letter from Past 
Grand Consul John S. McMillin, who has recently been appointed a member 
of the Railroad Conunission of Washington, concerning Sigma Chi conditions 
in Seattle: 

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The chapter at the UniTersity of Washington is opening out the year's work 
in splendid shape. I think twelve of their old men have returned, and they have 
five pledges as a result of the early rushing. My son Paul, whom you met when we 
were in Chicago, is one of the number, having entered the university this year. 
Four or five of their men have turned out for football practice, and likCf think at 
least three of them will make the team all right, perhaps four. They have moved 
into a new house much better adapted for the chapter, and are at home to all 
visiting Sigs. The outlook for the chapter there is very bright. The Sigma Chi 
Alumni Association of Seattle, endeavoring to profit by the ways of Chicago Sigs, 
has established a regular Sigma Chi luncheon at 12:30 every Saturday in the 
private dining-room of the Seattle Athletic Qub. 

EwiNG Brougher, Eta 1878, recently delivered an address before a gather- 
ing of Woodmen at Greenville, Tex., which attracted wide attention. His 
subject was ''Principles of Selfishness," and among other illustrations he 
referred at some length to the Constantine Chapter of Sigma Chi organized 
during the Civil War by men from the Union and Confederate armies. We 
quote as follows: 

In the Sigma Chi Fraternity, an order of college men, the boys from the 
northern colleges wore the blue and the boys from the southern colleges wore the 
gray. Each fought with equal bravery and fidelity for what he believed to be right, 
but they forgot not the pledge they made to love one another. They organized a 
chapter within the lines, and kept up their meetings at irregular intervals. And as 
soon as the smoke of battle settled, and peace once more hovered over a distracted 
land, they met in national convention in Washington city, and those who had so 
late been deadly foes met around the same council table and festal board. And 
when the war-impoverished southern delegates went to leave, they found that every 
wish had been anticipated, every bill had been paid, and with such tact and 
delicacy that not the most sensitive pride could take offense. 

James pRANas Burke, Theta Theta 1892, is one of the rising young con- 
gressmen, having been elected by the Republicans from Pittsburgh. His suc- 
cess is simply another illustration of what hard work, tact, persistency, and 
integrity will accomplish. Brother Burke, before going to the University of 
Michigan, had been a protege of that astute politician, Matthew Quay. He had 
been at Ann Arbor but a short time when his aptitude for things political 
manifested itself by his organization of the League of College Republican 
Clubs, of which he was made president As the writer remembers Brother 
Burke in college, he was especially striking in personal appearance by reason 
of an abundance of jet-black hair, a strong, determined face, exceptionally neat 
and natty in dress, and he at all times wore a red carnation in the buttonhole 
of his coat lapel. He was the best story-teller not only in the chapter, but in 
the university, and could successfully mimic almost any nationality. His 
fund of stories seemed without limit, and whenever ** Jimmy " Burke appeared 
all study was suspended. He himself had the habit of letting his studies go 
until a short time before recitation, and then quickly getting them. 

Since leaving college I have heard from Brother Burke at intervals only. 



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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES 105 

but he has been steadily ascending the ladder of fame, and now has one of the 
best law practices in Pittsburgh. His election to Congress is a tribute to his 
personal magnetism, popularity and ability. — F. L. Grant, Theta Theta 1892. 

Chasees a. Armstrong, Alpha Lambda 1886, head physician of the 
Modem Woodmen of America for the state of Wisconsin, is a native of Wis- 
consin. His father, Dr. L. G. Armstrong, was a member of the famous old 
"Iron Brigade." Charles received his early education in the schools of 
Boscobel, graduating from the high school there in 1882. He then attended 
Milton College, and later entered the University of Wisconsin, where he was 
graduated with the class of 1884. He graduated from the Rush Medical Col- 
lege in 1887, since which time he has been practicing his profession continu- 
ously at the city of Boscobel. A close student, bright, courteous, and sympa- 
thetic, his success in his chosen field is easily understood. He has long acted 
as surgeon for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Co. He is an 
enthusiastic member of many fraternal organizations, and is also a member of 
De Molai Commandery, No. 15, K. T., and the Knights of Pythias; also a 
member of the County, State, Central Wisconsin, and American Medical 
Associations. His greatest ambition has always been to do his work well and 
promptly — a course which, conscientiously pursued for a lifetime, naturally 
led his fellow-citizens to bestow upon him the greatest gift within their power 
in electing him mayor of the city of Boscobel, in which position he is now 
earning the gratitude and esteem of his constituency by discharging his duties 
in the same honest, upright, and thorough manner which won for him his 
successes in the past. 

Fielding H. Yost, Mu Mu 1897, of " Hurry Up " fame, has written a very 
practical volume. Football for Players and Spectators (Ann Arbor, Mich.: 
University Publishing Co.). There is no more successful teacher of the game 
of football in America than Brother Yost, and all football coaches will welcome 
the various diagrams and directions for plays which the volume contains. 
More than that, they will catch something of the author's enthusiasm. The 
following quotations show the originality of his style : 

Hurry up. 

Hurry up and be the first man to line up. 

Hurry all the time ; football is not a slow or lazy man's game. 

Hurry up ; football is a game of hurry, hurry, hurry. 

Hurry up if you are behind in any play. Then is the time you need most to 
hurry. 

Hurry up and get into every play. Football is played by eleven men. Spec- 
tators are not wanted on the field ; their place is in the grand stand. 

Hurry up and be the first man down the field on a punt or kick-off. 

Hurry up and help your own runner with the ball ; never let him go it alone. 

Hurry up and fall on every fumble ; either by your own side or an opponent. 
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Hurry up and block your man hard when you should block. 

Hurry up when given the ball for a gain. You must hurry up or the opponents 
will be all over you in an instant. 

Hurry up and learn the signals. You cannot play a fast game unless you know 
them instantly. 

Hurry up and learn to control your temper. If you cannot do this, you had 
better quit the game. 

Hurry up when you are about to be tackled. Put on " more go." Don't slow 
up, for this is the time of all others when you need all your speed. 

Hurry up and get versatile. Do not be a machine player in your individual 
position. 

Hurry up and score in the first few minutes of the game, before your oppon- 
ents realize what is going on. 

Hurry up and play football. Do not slug, for slugging prevents any man from 
playing the team play that he should. You will be kept busy performing your part 
in the game. 

Hurry up even if you are tired ; do not slow down. If you cannot stand the 
pace, get yourself in better condition. Football is a strenuous game. 



Marriages 



N. P. Lawson, 1904, and Miss Edith Rathbone, of Portland, Oregon, were 
married recently. 

Jesse McAnally, of Xi, and Miss Anne Hodges, of Coal Bluff, Ind., were 
married in August 

Chasles Bonynge, Alpha Upsilon 1897, and Miss Juliet Phelps were 
married on October 20. 

Lee Llewellyn, of Mu Mu, and Miss Ruth Hess were married in October 
at Morgantown, W. Va. 

Homer R. Waugh, of Mu Mu, and Miss Eliza P. Newton were married on 
October 18 at Washington, D. C. 

Henry R. Colby, Mu 1903, will be married to Miss Mary K. Ehrenhart, of 
Springfield, Ohio, on November 9. 

William L. McEwan, Zeta Zeta 1882, and Mrs. Mary Colvin were mar- 
ried on October 12 at Pittsburg, Pa. 

Wilbur F. Creighton. Alpha Psi 1904, and Miss Amelia Dudley were 
married in Nashville, Tenn., November i. 

DEWrrr Hansen, of Alpha Epsilon and Ruth S. McAllister, of Grand 
Island, Nebr., were married on November i. 

George N. Turner, Alpha Upsilon 1900, and Miss Qara L. Garbutt were 
married on October 11, 1905, in Los Angeles. 

JuuAN P. Van Winkle, Zeta Zeta 1894, and Miss Elizabeth Chenault 
were married on October 4 at Richmond, Ky. 

Mr. and Mrs. Percy Warner announce the marriage of their daughter to 
George A. Frazier, of Alpha Psi, on November 8. 

Richard Jones, of Xi, and Miss Caroline Marshall, of Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, of Chicago, were married during the past summer. 

John B. Henry, Alpha 1900, of Scandia, Kans., and Miss Annette Sullivan 
were married on Wednesday, October 4, in Kansas City. Mo. 

Harry A. Leitzell, Alpha Chi 1904, of Scottdale, Pa., and Miss Ethel 
Grazier were married Wednesday, August 16 at the bride's home in Hunting- 
don Furnace, Pa. 

George C. Fisher, Alpha 1905, and Miss Bessie M. Wiley, of Sidney, Ohio, 
were married at the home of the bride on August 29, 1905. Troy, Ohio, will be 
their future home. 

Robert Herfolsheimer, Alpha Epsilon 1909, and Miss Louise A. Hoover 
were married on November i at Lincoln, Nebr. Alpha Epsilon Chapter and 
many of her Alumni attended the wedding. 

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William J. Lawther, Alpha Nu 1900, and Miss Helen Sirapkins were 
married in June. Mrs. Lawther is a daughter of Judge W. S. Simpkins, pro- 
fessor of law in the University of Texas. 

Frank Yocum, of Alpha Rho, and Miss Nettie Newmark were mar- 
ried at Lawrence, Kans.» on September 14. They will take up their residence 
at Reading, Pa. Many of the members of Alpha Xi attended the wedding. 

Eugene Telfer, Theta Theta 1906, and Miss Emma Warner, of Grand 
Rapids, Mich., were married during the past summer. The ceremony was per- 
formed by Rev. Albert H. Stoneman, 1897. They will reside in Detroit, Mich. 

Albert £. Herrnstein, Theta Theta 1903, coach of the Purdue football 
team for the past two years, and Miss Martha H. Given were married at 
Circleville, Ohio, on August jo. At present they are at home to their friends 
in Lafayette, Ind. 



Obituaries 



Andrew Brown Duvall, Epsilon 1867^ died at sea on a return voyage 
from Europe, September 10, 1905. An extended account of his life is published 
elsewhere in this issue. 

pRANas Grant Higgins, Theta Theta 1886, former lieutenant-governor 
of Montana, died in Portland, Oregon, on November 15. An extended account 
of his life is being prepared for publication in the next issue. 

William W. Kenrick, Rho Rho ex-1905, died on September 26, and 
the following resolutions were adopted by Rho Rho Chapter : 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from us our beloved brother, 
William W. Kendrick; and 

Whereas, We, his brothers in Rho Rho Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, 
desire to express our deepest regret and grief in the loss of our brother ; be it 

Resolved, That we extend to the family of our deceased brother our heartfelt 
sympathy in their sad bereavement ; and be it further 

Resolved, That in respect to his memory we drape our badges for the next 
thirty dasrs ; and lastly be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to our Fraternity publica- 
tions and be entered in our chapter history. 

A S. Buttbrworth, 1906. 
R. S. Sherman, 1906. 
C. H. Lexberg, 1907. 

Alfred D. Gere, Eta Eta 1907, of Northampton, Mass, was drowned while 
canoeing near Wilder, Vt., with a companion, on September 21, 1905. His body 
was recovered one week later and buried at his home. The following resolu- 
tions were adopted by this chapter: 

Whereas, It has pleased God in his infinite wisdom to summon from us our 
beloved brother, Alfred Dal ton Gere, of the class of 1907, we, the members of the 
Sigma Chi Fraternity, desire to express our grief and sorrow at the loss of him 
whom we esteemed and loved. Therefore be it 

Resolved, That, as an expression of our sorrow and our love, we drape our 
pins for thirty days ; and be it further 

Resolved, That these resolutions be entered on the records of the Fraternity, 
and published in the Sigma Chi Quarterly, 

Crawford M. Bishop. 
Richard A Goods. 
Porter W. Lowe. 

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After an illness of several years. Brother Thomas A. Taylor, Mu 1876, 
died on July 19, at his home, 2228 Robinwood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio. The 
following account of his life, with the exception of the references to Sigma 
Chi, is from the Toledo Blade: 

Brother Taylor was bom at Loudenville, Ohio, March 6, 1852. He entered 
Denison University with the class of 1876, of which Judge Howard Ferris was also 
a member, and was soon initiated into Sigma Chi. 

At this time the opposition to the fraternity men became very pronounced, and 
their treatment was often unjust. As a result, many members of Mu Chapter left 
for other colleges, among them Brother O. B. Brown, the foimder of Sigma. 
Brother Taylor remained at Denison two years, and then left for Rochester Univer- 
sity, from ii^ich he was graduated in 1876. 

In the early eighties he came to Toledo, and with his father, A At Taylor, 
became owner of the old Manhattan Mills in North Toledo. In x886 the plant was 
enlarged and improved, and the company was reorganized under the name of the 
Northwestern Elevatoit & Milling Co. Brother Taylor was elected president and 
manager of the company, the position which he held up to the time of his death. 
He was prominently known in grain and milling circles throughout the state, and 
was for four years president of the Ohio Millers' Insurance Co. He was also 
president of the Toledo Produce Exchange in 1895, and served as vice-president a 
number of times. Previous to his illness, he was a director in the Ohio Savings 
and Trust Co. 

In November, 1881, he was married to Florence Fuller, a daughter of General 
John W. Fuller, and she, with two children, John H. and Irene Taylor, survive. 

Brother Taylor was one of Toledo's representative business men, having been 
connected with the various enterprises, besides being at the head of the milling 
industry, whose products are known the world over. He was a man of character 
and integrity in private and business life, and made an enviable reputation for 
himself during the years that he resided in Toledo. 

Paul P. Ingham, Theta Theta 1898^ of Duluth, Minn., was drowned 
September 13, 1905, while canoeing near International Falls. The following 
clipping was taken from a Duluth paper : 

Paul P. Ingham, assistant superintendent of the Scott-Graff Lumber Co., was 
accidentally drowned yesterday near International Falls. 

Word to this effect came by wire from his brother, Edmond, who was with 
him on a canoe trip, when the tragedy occurred. The body has been recovered, 
and Edmond Ingham will accompany it to Duluth. 

Paul P. Ingham was twenty-nine years of age and unmarried. He and his 
brother and sister came here from Michigan some years ago and reside in Jefferson 
Street between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Avenues East. Their father is dead, 
but the mother is living and still resides in that state. Paul was a graduate of the 
Michigan State University, and was an excellent Greek and Latin scholar. He 
taught school in northern Minnesota, and before the Mitchell & McOure Lumber 
Co. went out of business he was employed by it for a time. He then went with 
the Scott-Graff Lumber Co., and at the time of his death had attained a responsible 
position for a young man. His brother Edmond is employed in the drafting 
department of the Duluth Corrugating and Roofing Co. 



OBITUARIES III 

Theta Theta has expressed its sorrow in the following resolutions : 
Whereas, It has pleased Ahnighty God to remove from this life our beloved 
brother, Paul P. Ingham ; and 

Whereas, His brothers in Theta Theta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity 
deem it fitting to place on record some testimonial of his services and loyalty as a 
Sigma Chi; be it 

Resolved, That, in our sincere grief and regard for our beloved brother, we 
will ever cherish his memory and manly character ; and be it 

Resolved, That the members of Theta Theta Chapter hereby extend their 
heartfelt sympathy to the family of the deceaesd brother, in this their hour of 
bereavement ; and be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his bereaved relatives, 
and that it be published in the Sigma Chi Quarterly and entered on the minutes of 
this chapter. 

Philip C. Davis, 
Robert F. Atkins, 
Thurlow E. Coon, 

Committee. 



George E. Bragdon, Omega 1872, of Pueblo, Colo., a member of the Denver 
Alumni Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, met instant death through a flash 
of lightning on the afternoon of August 12, 1905, while riding with a party of 
friends in an automobile. Brother Bragdon had an elegant summer home at 
Beulah, a few miles southwest of Pueblo. His wife and three daughters were 
spending the summer at this home, and it was to this place he was going with 
his friends to spend Sunday, when the storm came up. A flash struck some 
three hundred 3rards distant, startling the party, one of whom remarked: 
" That's getting pretty close." It was some moments before they realized that 
Brother Bragdon's life had gone out forever. 

Brother Bragdon had been prominent in business circles of Pueblo for 
twenty-one years. He was a conservative and successful man, and left a large 
circle of friends. He was bom in Albany, N. Y., in 1851, and was graduated 
from the Northwestern University in 1872. There he became a member of 
Omega Chapter. Of him the Pueblo Chieftain says : 



His personal and family life is without a flaw. His personality was genial, 
helpful, and inspiring. He was a man of high ideals, clear intelligence, firm moral 
purposes, and unfaltering devotion to the cause he believed to be right. To his 
children he has left the priceless heritage of an unsullied name ; to his associates, 
a record of unfaltering industry and successful effort ; to his fellow-citizens, an 
example of public and private virtue that is all too rare. 

Speaking of the suddenness of death, a distinguished man said: "We 
should all like a few moments of warning to adjust the draperies of the spirit 
before appearing in the presence of the Almighty." The life Brother Bragdon 
lived and the testimony of his friends assure us that he was ever ready for 
the final call. 



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The following resolution was adopted by the Denver alumni chapter: 
Whereas, The Almighty deals in ways mysterious but certain, swift but merci- 
ful, and in his infinite wisdom he has removed from us our beloved brother, George 
£. Bragdon, we herd}y express our profound sorrow ; and be it 

Resolved, That the Denver Alumni Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity hereby 
extends sympathy to the family of our deceased brother, and we assure them that 
we shall ever cherish the memory of his manly character and tender heart. 

Jesse H. Blair. 
Frank L. Grant. 
Warren W. Holliday. 



College and Fraternity Notes 

The annual convention of Delta Upsilon was held in Utica, N. Y., October 
26 and 27. 

Kappa Alpha Theta announces the re-establishment of Sigma Chapter at 
Toronto University, July 3, 1905. 

The Alpha Tau Omega Chapter at Gettysburg College dedicated a chapter 
house with elaborate ceremonies on June 14 last. 

Local societies at Pennsylvania State College and Northwestern Univer- 
sity are petitioning Alpha Tau Omega for charters. 

The Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega located at Simpson College, 
Iowa, was revived recently after a period of inactivity extending over several 
years. 

AiMABO Sato, the chief of staff and acting secretary of the Japanese peace 
plenipotentiaries, who was much in the public eye during the recent negotia- 
tions for peace at Portsmouth, is a member of Beta Theta Pi (De Pauw, 1881). 

The last convention of Sigma Alpha Epsilon appropriated $3,000 for the 
memorial house at the University of Alabama, where the fraternity was 
founded in 1856. The gift is to be made on condition that the parent chapter 
shall raise half that amount in addition. 

WnjJAM T. Jebome, Amherst 1882, and Charles E. Hughes, Brown, 1881, 
who are among the most prominent public figures in New York at the present 
time, are members of Delta Upsilon. The former was recently elected district 
attorney of New York City, and the latter is the chief inquisitor in the pending 
insurance investigations. 

During the summer the editor of this department formed the acquaintance 
of a youth of seventeen summers who has attended Kenyon Military Aca<}emy, 
Gambier, Ohio, for three years, being prepared to enter college this fall. He 

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wore an Alpha Delta Phi pledge button, having been pledged by the Kenyon 
College chapter of that fraternity as long as two years and a half ago. — 
Exchange editor of Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, 

Mr. Boutwbll Dunlap, historian of Kappa Sigma, is authority for the 
statement that that fraternity was founded at Virginia in 1869, instead of 1867 ; 
that the second chapter was established at Alabama in 1871 ; that the chapters 
at Bethel Academy and the Episcopal High School of Virginia are considered 
irregular; and that the dates of establishment of other chapters as given in 
American College Fraternities are correct. — Scroll of Phi Delta Theta. 

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Clifford V. Peterson contributes to the Phi Gamma Delta an interesting 
summary of the chapter-house corporations of his fraternity which emphasize 
in their variety the wisdom of our own recommended chapter-house organiza- 
tion plans. Mr. Peterson states as his conclusion of the whole matter : " All 
that is needed is a start and plenty of enthusiasm, and then some good, hard, 
conscientious work to back it up. Given these conditions and every chapter 
can own its own chapter house." — Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. 

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Kappa Sigma entered New York University, April 6; Dartmouth College, 
April 1 1 ; Harvard University, June 24 ; University of Idaho, September 30. 
No other fraternity has ever equaled the record of Kappa Sigma in the last few 
years. In 1900 it established two chapters; in 1901, five; in 1902, four; in 
1903, five; in 1904, five; and so far in 1905, four. In number of chapters it 
heads the list of fraternities, now having seventy-four that are active. A 
fraternity with 100 chapters is in sight. — Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, 

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Generally speaking, there are three things which are considered necessary 
to membership in a fraternity: sociability, ability as a student or athlete, and 
good character. Different chapters will name these in a different order, 
demanding one or another of them in larger proportion, depending upon their 
position and reputation in their several institutions; but the ideal fraternity 
man must be developed along these general lines. The first two, to a limited 
extent, can be ignored, because a chapter can train men in these lines, but the 
last — good character — cannot The man of bad habits, who isn't square, 
however brilliant in other lines — and we usually know his character before- 
hand — should be avoided. — Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 

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Southern Kappa Alpha met in convention at Asheville, N. C, June 27- 
29. Among those present was Rev. William Anson Rogers, of Spartanburg, 
S. C. The expenses of delegates were paid for the first time at any convention 
of the fraternity. The convention directed that the fraternity be incorporated 
and its badge copyrighted. No constitutional changes were made. A proposi- 



COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY NOTES 11$ 

tion to divide the fraternity into provinces was referred to a committee to 
report to the next convention. An appropriation was made to publish a song- 
book. Progress was reported on the project for erecting a memorial hall at 
the fraternity's birthplace, Lexington, Va. An appropriation from the Univer- 
sity of Oklahoma was referred to the general officers. The matter of northern 
extension did not arise in the convention, probably for the first time in the his- 
tory of the order. 

Perhaps the most important care of the freshmen should be exercised in a 
supervision of their coHege work. The most valuable man to a chapter has his 
value discounted at a stroke when he is dropped from college for deficient 
scholarship. So it is a mere matter of self-protection for a chapter to see that 
its freshmen are maintaining a grade of scholarship that will at least retain for 
them college and active chapter membership. Unless the older men in the 
chapter look after a freshman, there is considerable danger of his slighting his 
college work. The new life holds so many pleasures for him that he fails to 
grasp the importance of insuring four years* enjoyment of them by the neces- 
sary attention to his college duties. It is in this respect the elder brothers 
should step in and serve his personal interests, while at the same time they are 
performing a most important chapter duty. — Delta Tau Delta Rainbow, 



Those fraternities which earliest realized the future possibilities of the 
western state institutions and placed chapters there are today the strong, 
aggressive factors of the Greek world, and, instead of being practically 
unknown outside of a limited section, their badges command recognition and 
respect from ocean to ocean. The eastern fraternities of small chapter rolls 
have contentedly slumbered along, satisfied with the achievement of a past 
generation and outstripped by their more wide-awake and progressive rivals. 
In many cases the colleges in which these fraternities have chapters, and which 
were the prominent educational institutions of seventy-five years ago, have 
sunk into positions of unimportance and are unable longer to attract as stu- 
dents the most desirable type of college and fraternity men. These fraternities 
have lost ground in two ways — by failure to occupy new fields and by the 
retention of chapters in college graveyards. — Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. 



Every chapter has its natural leaders. Loyalty and intelligent devotion 
also make them. Good ideas are bom of enthusiasm more than of mere high 
mentality, when they are such as to elevate and make more efficient the life of 
the chapter. A man's life is the reflex of his feelings, not of cold mental 
operations. A burning loyalty is at the bottom of every useful leadership — 
the lo3ralty that is shown in attention to vital details, as well as in a large and 
wholesome comprehension of what the chapter can do, and therefore must do. 



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On the other hand, misguided leadership is generally the result of selfishness, 
and should early he detected and thwarted. It will cause dissension, and may 
even wreck the chapter. The men selected to office should he the best and 
most capable men for their duties, not merely good fellows or men with swollen 
purses. Let every chapter have leaders — they are inevitable even in so purely 
democratic an organization ; but let them be devoted first to fraternity, then to 
self; first to fulfilment of the bond, then to their own advancement. Then 
shall accrue to them the finest and most abundant blessings of fraternity life. — 
Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, 

William R. Baird, who has probably held the position of editor of the 
Beta Theta Pi magazine longer than, anyone now engaged in college fraternity 
journalism, comments editorially as follows, in the October number of his 
publication, concerning chapter correspondents and their duties: 

The corresponding secretaries of many chapters are new incumbents. We 
know that our relations are going to be pleasant. During the many years in which 
we have held down the editorial chair we have had little complaint to make con- 
cerning the secretaries. Many of them do not write good English prose, but that is 
a commonplace condition now among collegians. They disregard all sorts of rules 
and regulations, but their hearts are right and their intentions good, and we could 
not do without them. Don't write when you have nothing to say, but don't assume 
that you have nothing to say because what you must say seems so ordinary and 
usual and trivial. We do not know what you know about your chapter. But do 
not tell us football news that will be stale long before we can print it, and don't 
write " frat " and " school " when you mean or ought to mean " fraternity " and 
" college." A man who will write " frat " usually wears " pants " and refers to his 
male companions as ''us gents." If you will be correct in your style so far as 
those two words are concerned, we will forgive almost anything. 

It is not a very safe thing to choose your freshmen according to their 
neckties. They will come in with some beautiful specimens. Father and 
mother wanted them, when they went to college, to get the best there was, and 
they went to the country store and bought the brightest offered. But after 
they have been in college a little while, they will come out with the normal 
ritual of necktie. Don't choose your freshmen according to their neckties. 

It is one of the weaknesses of the fraternity's system, as I have seen it in 
operation in different colleges, that it doesn't recognize and take in enough 
men after junior year. Some of the strongest men develop in the last two 
years in college, and living in your ruts as you do in your fraternity houses, 
and getting inured to each other, and getting to think you are so fine, prevents 
you from being able to get that tmanimous vote you need for that man in the 
junior year who has shown himself a strong man. Somebody has noticed 
idiosyncrasies of his that he can't quite stomach, and he votes against him. 
You want to take in some men as the college course goes on. You will get 
your strongest men that way. I don't know but that you will almost every 



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time. An opportunity is afforded by the experience of two years in college. 
You will all too often choose your freshmen according to consideration of pre- 
vious knowledge, social standing, and outward appearance, and you are bound 
to make some mistakes. But you will not make mistakes with the men you 
take in at the end of the sophomore year. — Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Alpha 
Delta Phi, president of the University of California, in an address before the 
convention of Theta Delta Chi. 

Beta Theta Pi held its Sixty-sixth annual convention at the Park Avenue 
Hotel, New York City, during the second week of July last. This was the first 
national meeting which the fraternity has held in the East since 1883, when 
Saratoga Springs was selected. The October number of the B^a Oijra Ut has 
the following to say regarding the gathering: 

It was a great convention, for one thing, because it was held in New York 
Gty, the metropolis of the country. It was great because of the character of the 
delegates and the unusually large number of alumni in attendance. It was great 
because of the important work which it did and the fine spirit in which it was done. 
It was peculiarly great on account of the lavish hospitality of the New York 
alomnL That organization, which chooses to be known as "The Pack of the 
Kaidorg," saw to it that it was great, and that everyone had a corking good time. 
They did much to make it rank with the best conventions in our history. With a 
population of over eight hundred Betas in New York City alone to draw on, it is 
probable that there were altogether somewhere near a thousand in attendance. 
The number fluctuated, of course, from day to day. .... 

Sisson was re-elected general secretary for a third term. He demurred most 
strenuously to continuing the burden, but his arguments for once were weak, and 
the convention won a great victory. Stanley E. Gunnison, St. Lawrence 1899, 
whose father and uncle are Betas, was elected to succeed W. A. Hamilton, North- 
western 1879, who declined re-election. A charter was granted the petitioning 
body at Iowa State. The board's plans for the publishing of a catalogue every five 
years, beginning this fall, were approved. Provision was made for the thorough 
inspection of chapters by the district chiefs. Many important matters of policy 
were discussed. Legislation regulating the wearing of the badge was enacted. The 
question of the restriction of its use on fraternity jewelry novelties was considered 
and passed up to the Board of Trustees for their consideration to report back to 
the next convention. Denver was chosen as the next place of meeting. 

A striking editorial comment is made in the same issue on the duties of 
delegates in attendance upon conventions, as follows : 

The convention passed a resolution requesting the general treasurer to demand 
from one chapter the return of the railroad fare of its delegate which had been 
paid to him. He reported at the first session of the convention, but was not seen 
again. It may be that he was sick, but he could not be located to ascertain if such 
was the case, and it was currently rumored that he had taken the opportunity of 
being in New York to make a visit to a lady of his acquaintance in the vicinity. 
If this gossip be true, in a young man, his conduct is almost excusable, but not 
quite. It is not fair to the fraternity, or his chapter, for a delegate to take the 
money paid for his transportation to a convention and then to abandon his duties. 



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Certain subjecta under consideration by the convention required fifty-two affirma- 
tive votes in order to pass. Every absent delegate practically, therefore, voted in 
the negative, and an absent delegate can therd}y do a great injustice to his chapter, 
to the persons whose interests are being considred, and to the fraternity. There was 
entirely too much of this sort of thing at this convention, and some way should be 
found to remedy the mischief. 

The opening of another college year makes pertinent some observations 
on the marvelous growth of American universities by Merritt Butler in the 
Boston Transcript: 

In no decade previous to the period from 1895 to 1905 have the larger edu- 
cational institutions of this cotmtry leaped forward with such vigor, gained so 
heavily in attendance and efficiency, or demonstrated so clearly by the shifting 
popularity of studies the striking changes that are taking place in the intellectual 
and industrial worlds of America. There can be no doubt that the universities, in 
reflecting these tendencies, stand for all the collegiate institutions in the land. 
A study of the statistics of thirty universities, including the historic institutions 
of the East, the great state universities of the West, and a number of t3rpical or 
dominant universities of the South, develops some noteworthy facts. The figures 
of attendance at these institutions in the last completed college year, 1904-5, and 
in 1894-S, are 63,588 against 37,928. It is to be noted at the outset that these uni- 
versities are growing faster than the population. From 1890 to 1900 the number 
of inhabitants in the United States increased less than aa per cent. The attend- 
ance at these thirty institutions increased 65 per cent., or almost three times as 
much. Plainly this indicates that the sense of the desirability of a college training 
is spreading rapidly and permeating classes of the population who never realized 
it before. 

There is nothing east, or west in any wise comparable with the tremendous 
growth of the University of Illinois, a more than quintupling in ten years. And its 
increase is the more striking when one considers the growth of Northwestern 
University and the University of Chicago, worthy rivals in the same state. Of the 
eastern universities, Columbia, with 108 per cent, gain ; Cornell, with 91 per cent., 
and New York, with 134 per cent., have grown with western-like rapidity; but 
the a8 per cent, increase of Harvard, 3a per cent, of Yale, x8 per cent, of Pennsyl- 
vania, and 24 per cent, of Princeton pull down the average of the whole section. 
Of the first ten universities in the cotmtry, four are eastern and six are western. 

Yale and Pennsylvania have both fallen in position, the former from fifth to 
ninth place, and the latter from fourth to twelfth place. Harvard, though still in 
the lead, is barely five hundred ahead of the second, Columbia, whereas in 1895, 
with a smaller attendance, the Cambridge institution was seven hundred ahead of 
Michigan, which then stood second in the list. If Columbia continues to grow as 
fast as in the last decade, following its removal to ampler quarters on the heights 
of New York City, it will pass Harvard in two years. 

In the growth of attendance on the various university courses, some 
remarkable and significant differences are shown. The trend of American 
youth is definitely toward practical studies : 

Put in the simplest form, the increase in number of students in the several 
courses from 1895 to 1905 was: arts and sciences, 56 per cent.; engineering, 162 



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per cent. ; medicine, 35 per cent. ; and law, 44 per cent. Last comes the sex 
problem, so to speak, in the higher education. Women are crowding to the uni- 
versities in larger and ever larger numbers. In twenty universities from which 
comparative figures of the attendance of men and women were obtainable, there 
were 4,820 women students in 1894-95, and 9,976 in 1904-5. The per cent, of gain 
in the decade, 106, is 40 per cent, higher than that of the entire body of students. 

These, then, are the tangible and important features of American university 
growth at this period: 

(i) Attendance is growing faster than the population. (2) Western institu- 
tions are growing faster than eastern. (3) The old arts course is falling behind 
relatively, while the scientific and engineering courses are forging to the front. 
(4) Fewer students are attending law and medical schools in proportion to the 
total number of students. (5) The number of women students is growing faster 
than the number of men. 

— Public Opinion, 

A GIFT of $10,000,000 ffom John D. Rockefeller, for the General Education 
Board for higher education was announced during the past sununer. The 
principal is not to be expended, but the annual income is to be given to various 
small colleges, to be designated by the trustees of the board, which can show 
that their available funds have been well expended. The board has made the 
following announcement : 

While the funds may be employed for denominational schools, they will be 
employed without sectarian distinctions. No special denomination will be particu- 
larly favored, but the funds will be open to approved schools of all denominations, 
although they cannot be employed for giving specifically theological instruction. In 
distributing the funds the aim will be especially to favor those institutions which 
are well located, and which have a local constituency sufficiently strong and able 
to insure permanence and power. No attempt will be made to resuscitate moribund 
schools, or to assist institutions iiriiich are so located that they cannot promise to 
be permanently useful. Within these limits there are no restrictions as to the use 
of the income. It may be used for endowment, for buildings, for current expenses, 
for debts, for apparatus, or for any other purpose which may be found most 
serviceable. 

Following is a list of gifts that Mr. Rockefeller has made to educational 
institutions, churches, etc. : 

University of Chicago $13,000,000 

General Education Board 10,000,000 

Rush Medical College 6,000,000 

Baptist Missionary Ftmd 3,000,000 

Institute for Medical Research 1,825,000 

Barnard College, Columbia University i»375*ooo 

Southern Educational Fund 1,260,000 

Harvard University 1,000,000 

Yale University 1,000,000 

Teachers College, Columbia University 500,000 

Vassar College 400,000 

Brown University 325,000 



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Cornell University 250,000 

Newton Theological Seminary 150,000 

Adelphi College 125,000 

Columbia University 100,000 

Syracuse University 100,000 

Denison University 100,000 

Furman University 100,000 

Smith College xoo,ooo 

Wellesley College xoo,ooo 

Y. M. C A., New York 100,000 

Y. M. C. A^ Brooklyn xoo,ooo 

University of Nebraska 66,666 

Indiana University 50,000 

Y. M. C. A., Washington, D. C 50,000 

Minor gifts , x,ooo,ooo 

Prior to 1902 7,000,000 

To churches, etc, estimated 3,000,000 

Total $5x,272,666 

President William R. Harper, of the University of Chicago, a member of 
the General Education Board, gave out the following interview recently: 

There has been a great awakening in the higher education in the last ten years 
— even in the last year. In the last six months there has been the greatest 
impetus in the history of the world. The recent gifts of Mr. Carnegie and Mr. 
Rockefeller have been stupendous. One can hardly conceive of the importance of 
Mr. Rockefeller's large donation. We need more colleges — good colleges. By 
this I mean colleges with high ideals, ii^ich are fortunately situated, which have 
done good work in training their students, and which have a future before them. 
Every town the size of Des Moines, Rockford, Peoria, or Elgin should have a 
good college. We need the universities also, but we do not need so numy of them. 
There is a widely prevailing belief that the smaller institution has decided advan- 
tages over the larger in the character of the results produced. This belief fur- 
nishes a substantial element of strength to the cause of the small college. 

Kappa Alpha Order held its twenty-third convention at Asheville, N. C. 
The Journal for October comments as follows on the work of the sessions: 

The twenty-third convention was in many respects the most remarkable con- 
vention ever held in the history of the fraternity. The iramber of chapters repre- 
sented and the proportion of the chapters entitled to representation that sent 
delegates was never before equaled. Little Delaware sent a representative to meet 
the full delegation from Texas. 

The chapters in Florida and California had delegates to cast a vote at every 
roll-call, and few of the chapters located in the middle ground failed to send 
delegates to greet those from the outposts. In this convention our most northerly 
chapter, in Delaware, cast her first vote, and the two chapters in California had 
their first delegate. It was the first convention held in a city where we have no 
active chapter. 

There was little work to do, but the earnestness of the delegates showed that 



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our watchword, ** Excelsior/' has a meaning not passive in import, but truly active 
in significance." 

The reports from the various chapters and the general officers indicated that 
the order was in the most prosperous condition in its history. The reports made 
by the delegates from the active chapters showed that the active members were 
second to no other fraternity in their active participation in college affairs. The 
increasing interest of the alumni in the fraternity at large was very manifest, 
aild Brother Burnley was warmly commended for his untiring energy and zeal in 
securing new subscribers for the Journal, It is a fact worthy of special com- 
mendation that the report of the grand purser showed that every chapter to 
which a charter had been issued during the two terms Brother Smith has held 
the office of knight commander had paid in full all of its dues to the general fund. 

During the session of the convention the delegates listened with a great deal 
of interest to a number of speeches by alumni who came to renew their allegiance. 
None were more interesting than those of Brothers W. A. Rogers, of Spartanburg, 
S. C, and R. L. Rybum, of Shelby, N. C, the latter an ex-member of the North 
Carolina Legislature. That of Brother Rogers was especially interesting, as it was 
he who had the honor of being the roommate of Brother S. Z. Ammen at Wash- 
ington College (now Washington and Lee University) in 1867, when the fraternity 
consisted of but one chapter, and who later entered Wofford College and founded 
Delta Chapter. It was a great pleasure to the delegates to have an opportunity to 
meet one of the founders of the fraternity, and we are quite sure that no one 
enjoyed meeting the delegates more than Brother Rogers. 

Among the most important laws enacted by the convention were these: The 
knight commander was authorized to take the necessary steps to incorporate the 
fraternity and copyright the pin ; also to appoint a committee to agree upon a uni- 
form design for the pin and report to the next convention. The knight commander 
was authorized to appoint a committee to issue a songbook during the next 
scholastic year. 

The convention passed a resolution authorizing the knight commander to 
establish a chapter in a certain university when in his discretion he deems the 
local conditions of such a character as to warrant it. 

Foremost among the subjects brought before the convention were the violation 
by some of the chapters of Article 167 of the Constitution, and the importance 
of having chapter historians keep the chapter register written up and show the 
honors that came to the alumni. Both of these subjects are worthy of very care- 
ful consideration by the active chapters. 

The report of the treasurer of the Memorial Hall Association was read, and 
the great progress that had been made in accumulating the fund was a subject o9 
favorable comment. On acount of the inability of Brother Mallory to serve as 
a trustee of the association any longer, he tendered his resignation. Brother S. C 
Fullilove, of Shreveport, La., was elected to fiU the vacancy. 

The only change in the corps of officer^ is that of grand historian. Brother 
Hubard tendered his resignation on account of pressing personal business. In 
the choice of Brother Robertson as his successor we are sure to have an efficient 
officer. The honor of winning the prize for the best contribution to the Journal 
during the past two years also fell to Brother Robertson. All of the officers were 
dected without opposition. 

The social side of the convention, because of its many-sided and varied 
pleasant associations, cannot be adequately recorded. Too much praise cannot be 



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given the knight commander in his wise selection of Asheville and the Battery 
Park Hotel as the place of meeting. The trip over the " Scenic Route of America " 
through " The Land of the Sky " was one that thrilled the incoming delegates, 
and was a fitting preparation for the continuous round of pleasure that was 
arranged for us by our Asheville brothers. 

To view the picturesque scenery, breathe the pure air, and meet the genial 
Asheville alumni would have been enough to leave undying memories of the social 
side of the Asheville convention, but the fifteen Kappa Alphas who reside in 
Asheville know the meaning of true southern hospitality, and are fully endowed 
with Kappa Alpha spirit, though all of them are on the alumni rolL 



Harvard University is the oldest college in the country. It has always 
stood pre-eminently as the leading American university. Its collegiate faculty, 
composed of distinguished scholars, is without a peer on this continent The 
schools of law and medicine are of the first rank. The latter will soon be 
housed in three large buildings which are now under construction. The 
engineering schools are of a high order and ably administered, though in the 
past they have been somewhat hampered by lack of funds, and have some- 
times been underrated in comparison with the newer type of college where the 
engineering department is a more conspicuous factor of the organization. The 
large McKay bequest promises much for professional advancement in the 
future. 

The past quarter of a century has witnessed a radical change in college 
conditions. Under the liberal guidance of President Eliot, Harvard has 
advanced along broad lines, and is coming more and more into relationship 
with the colleges throughout the country. This tendency is particularly 
noticeable in athletic relations. With the new conditions new influences are 
felt. The establishment of the Harvard Union has undoubtedly had an impor- 
tant influence on the social situation. The union places a fine large clubhouse 
at the disposal of any student for a moderate annual fee. But more than this, 
it furnishes a meeting-place for classes, state clubs, and other college organiza- 
tions, which meet there socially to lunch, talk, and sing. Thus its benefits 
extend far beyond its own membership. In a word, student life is becoming 
more democratic, and the day when students live side by side without knowing 
each other is passing. 

During the past seven years the writer has lived within easy access of 
Cambridge, and through personal friendships has seen much of the student life 
of the university. At first the conditions did not appear to be suitable for the 
establishment of a new chapter of any general fraternity. But as time passed 
the tendencies seemed to be in the right direction, and particularly since the 
effects of the union became evident has the field seemed worthy of considera- 
tion. 

In spite of Harvard's late advancement, the student of today inherits many 
customs and lives under many influences which are difficult to understand or 
estimate. There is a surprisingly large number of clubs and societies. A long 
list is given in the Harvard Club Book, but this is evidently far from complete. 



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It includes the usual state, city, and school clubs, as well as athletic, musical, 
and professional associations. 

Of the social organizations, the large local societies, some of which were 
established more than a hundred years ago, are the most prominent and influ- 
ential. These societies have varied and interesting histories, and have counted 
among their members many of the greatest men of the country. In recent years 
membership depended largely on family connection and social position, though 
at the present time this is becoming less marked. Within a year or two their 
influence with the student body has suffered through the suspicion that they 
sacrificed the athletic interests of the university for the advancement of their 
own members. 

Several of the societies present an annual play or other literary exercises, 
and practically all of them entertain more or less elaborately on Class Day. 
The Institute of 1770 was started as a literary society in the year 1770. The 
name has been changed several times, and the society has had inactive periods. 
At one time it was merged with the D. K. E., but now exists as a separate 
organization, with well-furnished rooms. It is the largest and oldest of the 
social societies. The Porcellian Gub, which occupies a handsome clubhouse, 
is said to have been organized about 1789, and has records as far back as 1791, 
in which year it derived its name from a very successful banquet at which a 
young pig was served roasted whole. The society is secret and does not pub- 
lish its membership. The Hasty Pudding Club was founded in 1795, as a 
patriotic society. It is now a purely social club, and occupies a beautiful house. 

Of the more recent societies the A. D. Club, Pi Eta, Signet, and Kappa 
Gamma Chi are representative. The A. D. Club is the successor of that chapter 
of Alpha Delta Phi which was withdrawn on account of faculty opposition in 
1857. The Alpha Delta Phi Chapter itself has since been revived, and is pros- 
perous, having a large clubhouse. 

Beta Theta Pi established a chapter in 1843, but withdrew its charter in 
1901. The chapters of Zeta Psi and Delta Phi separated from their general 
fraternities in 1892 and 1901 respectively, and continue as separate organiza- 
tions, though they retained their names. In 1891 the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Chapter withdrew from the fraternity and formed the Dickey Gub. In 1865 
members of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity from other colleges formed a 
chapter of that fraternity, which lasted less than a year. 

To offset this list of inactive chapters, beside the new chapter of Kappa 
Sigma and the chapter of Alpha Delta Phi which has already been mentioned, 
Theta Delta Chi, Delta Upsilon, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon all have successful 
and well-organized chapters. The chapter of Delta Upsilon has a larger mem- 
bership than is usual with fraternities, being somewhere near seventy ; but it is 
in cordial relations with the rest of its fraternity. 

The success of some of these chapters, and the new spirit to which refer- 
ence has been made above, give assurance that there is now no condition to 
prevent the establishment and maintenance of suitable chapters of general 
fraternities at the mother of American colleges. With the foundation of good, 



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earnest men, well up to the Kappa Sigma standard, who have shown their 
activity and determination by securing a house for the coming year, Gamma 
Eta may be depended upon to form a strong, homogeneous chapter, which will 
initiate men of character and worth, and earn the respect of its college asso- 
ciates and of the fraternity. — Caduceus of Kappa Sigma. 

The following comment on the recent accident in connection with a Delta 
Kappa Epsilon initiation at Kenyon College is taken from the current number 
of the Beta Theta Pi magazine. It is quoted in full as being the clearest and 
most authoritative statement which has come to our notice: 

We have received from different sources several dozen newspaper clippings 
relative to the death of Mr. Pierson, the student at Kenyon College, which occurred 
prior to his intended initiation into the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The facts, 
as presented to the public, seem to be about as follows : The day after the tragedy 
occurred a despatch appeared in most of the newspapers paying any attention to 
the matter, stating that young Pierson had been sent by the committee having 
charge of his initiation to remain at some place along the railway embankment in 
Gambier to wait until he was called ; that it was imagined that he had fallen asleep 
on the railway track and been cut to pieces by a passing train. 

Further despatches stated that his father, who was a member of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, and was present that night in Gambier for the purpose of attending his 
son's initiation, had hastily taken the body to Cincinnati by a special train and 
had thus gotten it out of the jurisdiction of the coroner of the county in which 
Gambier is situated, and that that official was much incensed and believed that the 
circumstances surrounding the death had not been properly disclosed. 

Since that, the coroner's inquest has been held, and the despatches sent to the 
press have become more and more sensational, until, finally, the last reports at this 
writing (November i6) are to the effect that the verdict of the coroner's jury is 
that the deceased was gagged, chloroformed and bound to the track of the railroad 
and was killed by a passing train. 

It is difficult at a distance to ascertain the facts, from the contradictory mass 
of materiaL 

We learned that Grove D. Curtis, Kenyon 1880, one of the leading coal mer- 
chants of New York City, was present at Gambier the night of the tragedy to 
attend the banquet of our Beta Alpha chapter. We asked him for whatever infor- 
mation he might possess on the subject, and his statement in brief was as follows : 
Mr. Pierson, the boy's father, was in college with Brother Curtis, and it was partly 
for the purpose of meeting him that Mr. Pierson went to Gambier at that time. 
It will be remembered that the tragedy occurred Saturday night. Mr. Pierson 
lives in Cincinnati, and took the train from there Friday evening for Gambier. 
He should have arrived about midnight. He did not actually arrive until early in 
the morning of Saturday, because his train was late. His son waited for him 
and had no sleep at all on Friday. It has long been customary to send initiates of 
the different fraternity chapters at Kenyon down to the railway embankment to 
wait until their turn comes to be admitted to the fraternity hall. Brother Curtis 
says that he learned of the death of young Pierson within twenty minutes after it 
was discovered ; that he went with Mr. Pierson to the scene of the occurrence and 
found there nothing whatever to indicate that the boy had been bound to the rail- 



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road track or had been under any compulsion whatever, except that his mere word 
that he would stay until called for. The Delta Kappa Epsilon boys who had charge 
of this matter told Brother Curtis, when the matter was fresh within their recol- 
lection, that the boy had not been bound or gagged or blindfolded, but that he had 
simply been told to wait at that particular place until he was called for. It was a 
chilly night, and Brother Curtis and Mr. Pierson at once formed the theory that it 
was cold at the foot of the embankment and warmer at the top and that the boy 
had climbed the embankment and sat down on the rail of the track or leaned 
against it ; that then he had been overcome by sleep, owing to his lack of rest the 
night before, and had not been awakened by the approaching train, and so met his 
death. There was no train until an inconvenient hour on Sunday to Cincinnati, 
and that was the reason why Mr. Pierson procured a special train to take his son's 
body to his former home. The body had previously been removed to a house in 
Gambler, and the clothes of the deceased and everything which would tend to throw 
any light on the circumstances surrounding his death had been left for the use 
and inspection of the coroner. 

In Gambler and around Kenyon College there appears to be a sort of smothered 
animosity toward the county officials, which the latter heartily reciprocate ; and it 
is believed by many persons, familiar with the situation, that the attempts to make 
a sensation out of this sad occurrence have been due to the opportunity which the 
county officials felt was within their grasp to display unusual astuteness in their 
discovery of the circumstances surrounding the occurrence, and at the same time 
to exploit throughout the press the inherent wickedness of secret societies in 
general and college fraternities in particular. 

It should be remembered that at a coroner's inquest the rules of evidence are 
not observed, there is no cross-examination of witnesses by skilled counsel, and all 
sorts of gossip and hearsay will at times form part of the proceedings. It isi an 
investigation made by persons unskilled in eliciting facts, and is in no sense a 
trial. Coroners' juries often place no blame upon persons subsequently convicted 
of murder in the courts, and just as frequently hold innocent parties. 

We hope to be able to secure more facts concerning this matter, and if we do 
shall publish same for the benefit of our readers. 

The lamentable death of young Pierson at Kenyon is the fourth occurrence of 
tiiis kind within our memory and which has arisen from the circumstances sur- 
rounding an initiation into a college fraternity. Fortunately, Beta Theta Pi has 
been free as yet from anything of this kind. This is not our fault, however. It is 
well known that in many of our chapters silly, awkward and foolish actions are 
required of candidates preparatory to their real initiation into the fraternity. We 
voice the sentiment of the bulk of the alumni when we say that these things do 
not please the alumni and ought to be entirely eliminated from our procedure. 
The first death which occurred during a college fraternity initiation of which we 
have any record occurred some twenty-six years ago at Cornell. A second occurred 
a few years ago at Hobart, Kappa Alpha being the fraternity implicated in both 
instances. Intermediate between these two occurrences. Delta Kappa Epsilon was 
responsible for a death at New Haven and must now bear the odium of this 
occurrence at Gambler. In the first case the deceased fell over a precipice ; in the 
second be was drowned, being ordered to cross a canal and being unable to swim ; 
in the third case he was told to run in a certain direction in a city street, being 
blindfolded at the time, and ran into a carriage pole, upon which he was impaled. 

It will be noted that all of the deaths occurred outside of the fraternity hall. 



126 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The remedy is for the fraternities absolutely to forbid any initiatory practices of 
any kind, official or unofficial, outside of their own premises where dangers arising 
from the existence of precipices, canals, moving vehicles and unexpected railroad 
trains do not exist. 

If it should happen that young Mr. Pierson was tied to the railroad track 
with a view to testing his courage, while, of course, it must have been done with 
the expectation that no train would pass by upon the track upon which he was 
placed, yet we are of the opinion that Delta Kappa Epsilon should at once expel 
the persons implicated and they should be punished so far as the law can reach 
them. We have no Sjrmpathy or patience with tricks of this character, which are 
based upon the lowest elements of human nature and have absolutely no place 
among people who pretend to culture and education. 



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THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

PUBLISHED QUARTBiaY BY THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY 

Vol. XXV FEBRUARY, igo6 No. 2 



THE NEW YORK ALUMNI CHAPTER 

SIXTEENTH ANNUAL BANQUET 



CHARLES H. ELDRIDGE 
Delto Delto 1885 



When the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the New York 
alumni begin to look forward with pleasant anticipations to the 
annual banquet, which is the prime event of the year in Gotham 
Sigdom. This year the invitations announced that the gather- 
ing of the clan would occur on Friday evening, December i, at 
the new and magnificent Hotel Astor, which was the scene also of 
last year's revelry. Preparatory thereto, President Thomas 
Ewing, Jr., invited a few of the workers to dine with him at the 
University Club and plan arrangements. Effective measures 
were set in motion by the selection of able committees, the mem- 
bers of which went actively and energetically to work. The re- 
sult was a highly delightful entertainment. 

In charge of the dinner arrangements was Brother J. Norris 
Miller, who, aided by his assistants, secured the handsome and 
appropriate "College Room," and provided rich table decorations 
of yellow chrysanthemums and broad blue ribbons. Brother Mil- 
ler proved an indefatigable worker, and much of the success of 
the banquet was due to his thoughtful direction. Brother Marion 
M. Miller arranged the "feast of reason" by securing a choice 
array of speakers ; and the Menu Committee, headed by Brother 
Maurice B. Dean, saw to it that the menu cards, with their hand- 
painted and embossed fronts, were as handsome as the printer's 

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128 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

art could make them. An orchestra, playing popular selections and 
college potpourri during the dinner, and accompanying the solo- 
ists and choruses afterward, added much to the pleasure of the 
occasion. 

At eight o'clock sixty-nine of the best fellows on earth, with 
appetites sharpened by a half-hour of expectation, gathered at 
ntunerous round tables, while the smiling faces of the speakers, 
glowing with fraternal good-nature, beamed upon us from above 
the guests' table. Brother Gessler invoked Divine blessing, as 
he has done at so many of our New York dinners ; and then all 
fell to with a will. During the course of the banquet, from one 
source and then another, came the various college yells, robust or 
timid in accordance with numbers, down to the piping, "Purdue, 
Purdue, bully for old Purdue," of Ade, Femald, and Eldridge. 
To each yell the Nu Nu boys of Columbia responded heartily, 
and the feast was a merry one. 

When coffee and cigars were brought in. President Ewing 
rapped for order. In the course of a few introductory remarks 
he made special mention of Brother George C. Coon, he of the 
massive frame and hoary head, who through illness was com- 
pelled, for the first time, to forego our yearly love-feast. Brother 
Ewing, in closing, asked all present to stand and in silence drink 
a toast to the brothers absent or gone before. The solemnity and 
earnestness of this toast were impressive. While still standing, 
all sang that good old Sigma Chi hymn from the pen of our 
founder. General Runkle, "Hail to the Blue and Gold." 

Seldom has it been our privilege to listen to finer men or finer 
speeches than those which favored us that evening. Applause 
and laughter frequently interrupted the orators, while their 
words of council and advice sank deep into our hearts and minds. 
Brother Ewing presided most gracefully and kept the ball roll- 
ing. It is needless to remark upon what Brother James had to 
say. His reputation as a speaker, and particularly as a Sigma 
Chi orator, is too well established to call for comment. Uncle 
Gessler (we came near saying "Grandpa" — with all due rever- 
ence) told an interesting story of the initiation of Hon. Grover 
Qeveland, in the consiunmation of which he was an active factor. 



THE NEW YORK ALUMNI CHAPTER 129 

Rarely has an after-dinner audience listened to a poem of 
such deep thought, graceful diction, and faultless construction 
as that of Brother Malone. It was prefaced by some earnest 
words of advice to the young men of the Fraternity — ^those just 
about to enter the battle of life. Brother McCann is at his best 
when talking about the ladies. He carried us most realistically 
— with a vein of hiunor here, a touch of pathos there — from our 
verdant freshman days, through college, and into the world and 
home-life. Brother Winslow S. Pierce's dissertation on "The 
Wide, Wide World" left the impression that the best of it is 
where the old collie stands. 

Interspersed with the speeches were some of the old-time 
songs — "Tis the JoUiest Night" and 'We're Truly-ooly-ooly 
Sigma Chis;" ending, the audience standing, with the never- 
dying Sig Doxology, "A Sig I Am." Brother C. B. KimbaU 
favored us with a magnificent barytone drinking-song, and was 
uproariously encored, responding with a dainty love-song. 
Brother A. Graham Marr rendered the favorite "Glorious Sigma 
Chi," to which the glasses clinked lustily as all joined in the re- 
frain. 

The hour was late — ^past midnight — ^and informal speaking 
was omitted, more particularly because Brother Burr Mcintosh 
proposed to present stereopticon views of the recent trip of the 
Taft party to the Orient The tables were removed, and the 
banquet hall was converted into an auditorium. For two solid 
hours we sat with mouths agape and wondering eyes, absorbed 
in the marvelous beauty and interesting details of those hundred 
or more views, which were colored artistically and naturally, 
each scene being accompanied by a descriptive talk in Burr's in- 
imitable style. These views constitute a feature of a lecture pre- 
pared by Brother Mcintosh, with which he is already on the 
road. With a sigh of regret from all, the last beautiful picture 
finally faded from the screen, and at two o'clock we were hunt- 
ing for our hats in one direction and shaking hands in the other ; 
while over a parting glass the general comment was heard: 
"Didn't we have a bully good time ?" 



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Those present were : 






George Ade, 


Delta Delta, 


Brook, Ind. 


G. M. Angier, 


Alpha Theta, 


Boston, Mass. 


W. J. Brown* 


Kappa Kappa, 


New York Qty 


H. James Bartholomae, 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


Donald C. Brace, 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


A. Benedict, 


Psi Psi, 


New York City 


John G. Bowman, 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


Crawford M. Bishop, 


Eta Eta, 


Hanover, N. H. 


Wylie Brown, 


Alpha Phi, 


New York City 


E. E. Gary, 


Theta Theta, 


New York City 


Theodore H. Crane, 

• 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


H. S. Collette, 


Mu, 


New York City 


J. H. Claiborne, 


Psi, 


New York City 


Frank L. Cooke, 


Alpha Rho, 


New York City 


M. A. Dean, 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


H. W. Dubrava, 


Alpha Epsilon, 


New York City 


Lee B. Durstine, 


Beta, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Thomas Ewing, Jr., 


Beta, 


Yonkers, N. Y. 


William C Ewing, 


Beta, 


Yonkers, N. Y. 


F. L. Evans, 


Alpha Gamma, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


C H. Eldridge, 


Delta Delta, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Maurice Fitzgerald, 


Theto Theta, 


New York City 


Roderick P. Fisher, 


Alpha Kappa, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Benjamin G. Femald, 


Delta Delta, 


New York City 


T. A. K. Gessler, 


Kappa, Lake Hopatcong, N. J. 


LeRoy P. Gregory, 


Alpha Phi, 


New York City 


William Heilman, 


Omega, 


New York City 


Lester M. Hubt^, 


Alpha Phi, 


New York City 


W. E. Jessup, 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


C. B. Kimball, 


Kappa Kappa, 


New York City 


0. Kingman, 


Alpha Alpha, 


New York City 


R. H. Kress, 


Kappa, 


New York City 


Bruce Loomis, 


Alpha Rho, 


New York City 


John R Lynch, 


Psi Psi, 


New York City 


J. L. Lyle, 


Lambda Lambda, 


New York City 


Earl Loomis, 


Alpha Rho, 


Princeton, N. J. 


H. C. Michelson, 


Psi Psi, 


Syracuse, N. Y. 


J. Norris Miller, 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


R. B. Metcalfe, 




New York City 


A. Graham Marr, 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


T. H. Melish, 


Zeta Psi, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 



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B. F. McCann, 


Mu, 


Dayton, 0. 


George B. McCann, 


Mu, 


Sheffield, Mass. 


Walter Malone, 




Memphis, Tenn. 


Burr Mcintosh, 


Phi, 


New York City 


John B. McPherson, 


Theta, 


Cambridge, Mass. 


James S. Newton, 


Alpha Theta, 


Boston, Mass. 


Allen J. Nichols, 


Alpha Lambda, 


New York City 


Gerard Pitt, 


Nu Nu, 


New Rochelle, N. Y. 


L. R. Parker, 


Nu Nu, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Ashley T. Pitt, 


Alpha Alpha, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Raflford Pitt, 


NuNu, 


New Rochelle, N. Y. 


Winslow S. Pierce, 


Theta, 


New York City 


G. H. Potter, 


Alpha Theta, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


George £. Robinson, 


Zeta, 


New York City 


L. P. Runyon, 


Phi, 


Perth Amboy, N. J. 


H. W. Shoemaker, 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


A. G. Stephenson, 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


Thomas C. Shotwell, 


Zeta Psi, 


New York City 


R. D. Sprout, 


Mu, 


New York City 


Harold W. Sherrill, 


Alpha Theta, 


Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 


E. H. Sherwood, 


Psi Psi, 


Ossining, N. Y. 


H. M. Snevily, 


Nu Nu, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Francis A. Scratchley, 


Zeta, 


New York City 


P. P. Sturdevant, 


Alpha Chi, 


New York City 


A. B. Tappen, 


Alpha Theta, 


New York City 


Aug. Ulmann« 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


R A. Ulmann, 


Nu Nu, 


New York City 


W. S. White, 


Alpha Pi, 


New York City 



OUR FAIR ALLIES^ 



BENJAMIN F. McCANN 
Mu 1886 



It was Thomas Bailey Aldrich who wrote these lines : 

Whatever region entices, 

Whatever siren sings, 
Still onward beckons the phantom 

Of unaccomplished things. 

Some of us live in that atmosphere, and we wish to thank you, 
brothers of New York, for reaching over into Ohio and drawing 
us into a gathering of kindred spirits where dull care is driven 
away and the tmaccomplished things are forgotten. We bring 
with us tonight fraternal greetings from the boys in Ohio, with 
whom we hope some of you enjoy a personal acquaintance. Such 
occasions as this are all too few. Many of us are standing with 
our faces turned full toward the future, battling so vigorously 
with the problems there presented that we scarcely note the pass- 
ing of the years. The step grows less elastic perhaps, the hair 
may change its color ; but we heed it not. It takes these younger 
faces, these half-forgotten college songs and yells, to bring us to 
our senses — ^and there comes wafted in for the moment, as a sort 
of a refrain, a paraphrase of that old couplet : 

Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight! 
Bring up old scenes again, just for tonight! 

These minds of ours are not unlike a photographer's gallery. 
In their dark-rooms are stored away the negatives of many a fa- 
miliar face and scene, and of every passing event of our lives. 
As memory calls them out, how the fancy touches them up ! How 
fresh they seem ! 

As individuals who of you will ever forget how, in those by- 

^ An address delivered before the New York Ahuntii Chapter at the sixteenth 
annual banquet, December x, 1905* 

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OUR PAIR ALUBS 1 33 

gone days, one afternoon you called at the seminary parlors. 
Your intention was to enter into a treaty with a fair ally. The 
seal of the compact was a little badge of fresh blue and gold rib- 
bon tucked carefully away in your pocket. 'Twas a rainy day. 
You couldn't take a stroll over the hills as you had wished. 
Every fellow you had ever known was present in that parlor. 
The seats were crowded. You couldn't say a word without your 
neighbor hearing it The weather was too bad to talk about. 
Your hand was in your pocket on that ribbon badge. You had 
but one purpose ; you could think of nothing else. The next lec- 
ture was finally arranged for. Whisperings were exchanged. 
Between eyes and cheeks and lips combined the terms were un- 
derstood. The alliance was made. The half-hidden upturned 
palm received the token — ^and you were ready to depart. Heaven 
seemed nearer somehow that day than it ever had before, and you 
were brought to a realizing sense of the earthliness of your sur- 
roundings only by a futile attempt to get inside of an overcoat 
whose sleeves had been practiced upon with needle and thread by 
some mischievous rather than malicious enemy. 

Another scene follows closely upon this. 'Twas the evening 
of the day when the new pin came. You prized that badge more 
than all your earthly possessions. Its arrival had been discussed ; 
you were not the only party interested. Allies must know of each 
others' plans ; and you hastened to bind the terms of that treaty 
with more than ties of ribbon. They were to be sealed with the 
golden cross, embellished with precious stones. Such work is 
best done under the soft light of a friendly moon. Both parties 
probably started for the prayer-meeting, but at that unguarded 
turn of the street an escape from the presence of an unsuspect- 
ing teacher was easily effected, and the conference was held. 
Why should I describe it? You will recall, at the mere sugges- 
tion, how diflficult it was to teach that ladies' grip— how much 
practice it required. If there arose any discussion over the pro- 
prieties in the case, you will recall the arguments used. My old 
roommate, now of blessed memory, used to insist that it was not 
the logic of a Webster, but rather the noble sentiment of the 
poet, that was appropriate on such occasions. One of his favorite 
passages was from Shelley, as follows : 



134 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The fountains mingle with the river, 

And the rivers with the ocean ; 
The winds of heaven mix forever 

With a sweet emotion; 
Nothing in the world is single; 

All things, by a law divine. 
In one another's being mingle — 

Why not I with thine? 

See! the mountains kiss high heaven. 

And the waves clasp one another; 
No sister flower would be forgiven, 

If it disdained its brother; 
And the sunlight clasps the earth. 

And the moonbeams kiss the sea. 
What are all these kissings worth, 

If thou kiss not me? 

Every chapter likewise owes a great debt to its fair allies. 
Apparent defeat in that battle with the rivals, when every re- 
source had been exhausted, was turned into victory by the tactful 
aid of those fair girls. On thei athletic field and in the literary 
contests the inspiration came from that little coterie of helpmeets 
on whose breasts glistened the White Cross of Sigma Chi. That 
chapter sleigh-ride, winding up with a banquet; that group of 
kindred spirits halting on the hillside above the old dormitory — 
can't you see them as the first verse of some familiar air dies 
away? Lights are struck in certain windows, and the clapping 
of unseen hands is heard. I can almost hear the refrain of that 
chorus now, echoing: 

Those girls of Sigma Chi, those girls of Sigma Chi, 
We love them yet, we'll ne'er forget 
Those girls of Sigma Chi. 

We speak lightly sometimes of woman — ^and not unjustly, 
perhaps. We condemn her because of a Qeopatra, or a Madame 
de Maintenon ; but we forget a Caesar's wife. We condemn her 
because of the Dr. Mary Walkers and the Carrie Nations; but 
we forget the Martha Washingtons, the Qara Bartons, the Helen 
Goulds. We speak derisively even sometimes of a George Eliot ; 



OUR PAIR ALUES 135 

but we forget the Harriet Beecher Stowes, the Mary A. Liver- 
mores, the Mrs. Brownings, and the Cary Sisters. 

You will pardon me, I am sure, if in connection with this topic 
I speak seriously and in a personal way for the sake of the 
younger men present. As I look back over my own life, I re- 
call three fair allies whose influence has shaped my destiny. 

Of the first the world knew but little. She was tall and 
slender, blue-eyed, and possessed of that unfaltering courage 
characteristic of her Scotch ancestry. Her name did not even 
adorn a club-roll. She lived in the seclusion of the hills and in 
the hearts of all her neighbors. Her smiling face and sweet, 
musical voice cheered more than one despondent heart, and her 
open hand supplied many a need; but her life was chiefly spent 
in carrying into fulfilment the terms of that v(rfuntary, though 
unwritten, alliance with those of us who dwelt under her roof. 

I can see her now as, kneeling beside the little trundlebed 
where our tired feet had been laid to rest, she hummed some 
childish lullaby or, smoothing our brow with loving hand, taught 
us to lisp those simple but never-to-be-forgotten words : 

Now I lay me down to sleep; 

I pray the Lord my soul to keep; 

And if I die before I wake, 

I pray the Lord my soul to take. 

I see her as on sabbath afternoon she gathered her children 
about her knee and taught them of Him who should be a guide 
unto their pathway and a lamp unto their erring feet. 

I see her now, as on those winter evenings, before the bright 
light of the old open fireplace, she used to sit, with the newspaper 
shading her eyes, darning the holes in the little socks that would 
wear out At such times I was accustomed to pull my little chair 
close up beside hers and read to her the simple stories from the 
few books in our possession. Now and then 'twas necessary to 
climb up under the newspaper and kiss away the tears that stole 
their way tmbidden down her cheeks upon the recital of some 
pathetic incident. 

I can hear again the music of the old spinning-wheel as it 
responded to her vigorous touch while she went dancing back and 



136 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

forth across the room, industriously converting the wool, selected 
from the flock by her own hand, into yam for mittens, socks, 
and comforters. 

I see her now as she stood in the doorway a quarter of a cen- 
tury ago and watched her boys make their first start from under 
the parental roof out into the big, unknown, and untried .world. 

Since then I have been moved as I gazed upon the wonderful 
faces created by Rembrandt in Holland; upon the Madonnas of 
Raphael and Murillo in Italy, or the Mona Lisa of Leonardo da 
Vinci in the Louvre in Paris; but all of them give place in my 
mental vision to that living picture of the little woman standing 
in the doorway of the cottage as the boys passed out over the hill. 
There was in that face the combined expression of pride, joy, 
and sadness; of tenderness, hope, and love. The only letter I 
ever received from her is tonight stowed away among my treas- 
ures in the trunk of my boyhood days. 

It was shortly afterwards, one day in June, that we were 
called upon to close the voiceless lips and seal the sightless eyes ; 
gently fold the nerveless hands upon the pulseless breast, and 
silently lay her down in dreamless sleep under the shadow 6f the 
trees. 

Recently I revisited the scene. The cottage stood tmchanged. 
The grassy slopes of the undulating hills rolled majestically 
across your vision — ^just as they used to do. The sinking sun, 
as it was passing out of sight behind the western hills, painted 
the bow of promise in all its brilliancy upon the retreating clouds 
— just as it always had. Down in the neighboring ravine the 
quiet colors of the oak, the beech, and the yellow poplar blended 
beautifully with the brilliant hues of the maple and the gum — 
just as they used to do. Over in the orchard the pippin and the 
russet and the rambo trees bore their luscious fruit — ^just as they 
used to do. And above and through them all, mother, the best 
ally a man ever had, though dead, yet speaketh. 

On the walls of a Danish prison these words are said to have 
been inscribed by the queen of Denmark : "Lord, keep me inno- 
cent ; make others great" 

Scarcely a month passes that some mother, compelled by ne- 



OUR FAIR ALUES 1 37 

cessity to seek employment for a daughter, does not anxiously 
inquire whether she can trust her girl in Mr. So-and-So's office. 
More than one young woman in public position have I heard 
sadly confess that it was impossible to retain both her good name 
and her position. Over in the barber-shop, as I was being shaved, 
I listened to the two young men on either side of me, members of 
well-to-do families, openly boasting of the niunber of yoimg girls 
they had led to ruin. Down in the jail tonight are held two 
little girls, one thirteen and the other fifteen years of age, whose 
young lives have been forever blasted. 

I owe more than I know to another ally. Out on those coun- 
try hills there grew up with me a sister, younger by some ten 
years. Fair-haired and rosy-cheeked, she was beloved by every 
chicken, cat, and dog about the place. Barefooted and hatless, 
she might have been seen upon a load of hay or the seed-drill, 
while her merry peals of laughter echoed from the adjoining 
hillsides. Confiding, trusting, loving, she won her brother's 
heart, and for her sake the resolution was made, and kept, that 
every other fellow's sister should receive such treatment as I 
coveted for my own. Again we repeat as our own wish : "Lord, 
keep me innocent ; make others great." 

One other instance, and I have finished. I refer to her whom 
one takes "for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, till death 
do us part." Down on the banks of the Miami tonight, in a htun- 
ble home, sits one who has halved life's sorrows for your servant, 
and doubled his joys. At her knee there nestle a little boy and 
girL The burdens of the day are already brightened each morn- 
ing by the loving "Bye-byes" of the matchless trio, and its cares 
are all dispelled at eventide by the knowledge that someone at 
home anxiously awaits the footfalls of his coming. 

Men, my brothers, you may seek such alliances as you please, 
with Gold or Fame or Power. Give me to sit within the quiet 
precincts of an unpretentious home, surrounded by the hallowed 
memories of a mother's love, the restraining influence of a noble 
sister's pure affection, the uplifting power of a loving wife's de- 
votion. I ask no other alliance. 

In conclusion, I want to propose as a toast to our fair allies 



138 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

the simple words : "I love you." If in silence we should listen' 
for a moment, methinks, we shall hear rolling back from home 
and loved ones — ^yea, even from the distant shore of the eternal 
world, for some of us at least — ^the echo of that same message : 
"I love you." 



THE RELIGION OF BROTHERHOOD" 



WALTER MALONE 
EU 1887 



There is a blest day that is yet to come, 
A mom more glorious than all moms before. 
Far, far away I see that marvelous time, 
Though we shall never live to greet it here. 
In that £n'eat day all nations will be one, 
And one resplendent banner wave for all. 
Frontiers and boundaries then shall be no more. 
And fatherland shall be the whole wide world. 

Today we count that man an enemy 
Because he dwells beyond a fancied line; 
We only call him friend whose span of life 
Is rounded by the colors of a map. 
We slay the man who never did us harm, 
Because his monarch and our own are foes; 
We rob the maiden of her heart's own boy 
For hncied wrongs from dusty archives dug; 
We part the widow from her only son. 
To bring some mounted soldier to renown. 
Our hates are fixed by planes of latitude. 
And longitude has governed laws of love. 

Because the heathen in his blindness bows 
To gaping idols hewn from wood and stone. 
We wade the green scum of a tropic swamp. 
We drink the fevers of its fetid air, 
We rouse the tiger and the hooded snake. 
We force the naked savage from his gods* 
With crash of bomb and thrust of bayonet. 
And all for what? Because his simple faith 
Was handed from his fathers down to him. 
While we accept the faith our fathers taught; 
Yet blind ourselves, we seek to lead the blind — 
And still the Great Unknown is hid from all. 

O brothers, let the Lapland peasant dream 
His snow-clad forest is a paradise; 
Still let the G)ngo native loudly boast 

^ Read before the New York Alumni Chapter at the sixteenth annual banquet, 
December x, 1905. 

139 



140 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

His snaky jungle is the realm of kings ; 
Still let the huddled Chinese millions claim 
Their yellow rivers lave celestial fields. 
Let us remember there are other lands 
Beyond the hilltops of our boyhood home; 
Let us remember other men have hearts, 
Although they march beneath another flag. 
O, let us not forget that pious souls 
Will bow tonight to other gods than ours, 
In awe, in reverence, and in loving trust. 
Which shame us in the boldness of our sins. 

Who knows that God will spurn the heathen's prayer. 
Because he calls him by another name? 
What matter, when that idol, wood or stone, 
Is merely symbol of the Great Unknown? 
Men seek Him by a thousand different names ; 
Yet all those names are titles of The Lord. 

That swarthy savage in the trackless woods 
Who leads the famished hunter to his hut, 
And shares his little store of food and drink. 
Is brother unto me, is son of God. 
That Hindu mother who, when famine comes, 
Dies that her child may eat the crust and live, 
Is sister of the meek and lowly Christ, 
Although her ears have never known his name, 
Although in death she bows to wood and stone. 

O brother of that far-off glorious time 

When only Love is Force, when Right is Might; 

A brother of that undiscovered day 

Which sees the lion playing with the lamb ; 

Remember us, your brethren of the past. 

Who gro\>ed in darkness and in doubt and fear! 

Our rude ancestors rose above the brute, 

And stumbled slowly up to higher things. 

Today we struggle for a better life. 

Although your glory we shall never share. 

Remember how we strove and fought and bled. 

While still the old, old Adam clutched below. 

And sought to stay us as we climbed the height — 

All this remember in your purple age. 

And breathe one word of kindness for us here, 

Who prophesied and hailed you from afar! 



THANKSGIVING SONG 



C. H. ELDRIDGE 
DelU Delta 1885 



Air — "I Am by Thy Side" {Chimes of Normandy) 

Where'er we wander 'neath the heaven's blue 

Which spans the never-ending sky; 
Where'er the sun reflects his golden hue, 
We glory in old Sigma Chi. 

None other can with her compare, 
None other is so true and fair. 
Then let this be our ringing battlenrry : 

Refrain — 

Glorious Sigma Chi ! Grand old Sigma Chi ! 
For thee I live, for thee would gladly die. 
Dear Sigma Chi! 

The brave old boys who gave to us our birth 

Just fifty shining years ago. 
For all that time have glorified this earth ; 
To them our loving thoughts outflow : 

God grant we many times may meet them. 
In love fraternal may we greet them. 
And sing together as we onward go: 

Refrain — 

Glorious Sigma Chi! Grand old Sigma Chi! 
For thee we live, for thee would gladly die, 
Dear Sigma Chi! 

And when we pass into the Great Beyond, 

And reach the ever-shining shore ; 
Where brothers can clasp hands in memory fond 
And greet the symbol we adore; 

Then 'round the Cross set up before us. 
And with its radiance streaming o'er us. 
We'll gather, singing as in days of yore: 

Refrain — 

Glorious Sigma Chi! Grand old Sigma Chi! 
Through changeless ages we bear thy Cross on high. 
Dear Sigma Chi! 

*■ Written expressly for the New York Alumni Chapter and rendered at the 
lixteentli annual banquet, December i, 1905. 

141 



THOMAS EWING, JR. 



CHARLES H. ELDRIDGE 
Delta DelU 1885 



Thomas Ewing, Jn, president of the New York Alumni Chap- 
ter of Sigma Chi, was bom at Leavenworth, Kans., May 21, 
1862. His father was the noted Thomas Ewing, then chief jus- 
tice of the supreme court of that state, who afterwards served 
as a brigadier-general in the Union army during the Civil War. 

Brother Ewing entered Wooster University as a freshman in 
the fall of 1879, and shortly afterwards was invited to join the 
Beta Chapter of the Fraternity, to which his brother, William C. 
Ewing, was also admitted. He left Wooster at the end of his 
sophomore year, and in the fall of 1882 entered the sophomore 
class at Columbia University, New York City, graduating in 
1885 with the degree of A.B., and in 1886 obtaining the degree 
of A.M. In 1885 he was a prize fellow in science at Columbia. 

From 1888 to 1890 he was assistant examiner in the United 
States Patent Office at Washington, and in 1890 was accorded 
the degree of LL.B. by Georgetown University. In 1891 he 
was admitted to practice at the bar of New York, and opened a 
law office in May of that year, making a specialty of patent law, 
which line he has pursued, with gratifying success and consider- 
able renown, to the present time. Since 1894 he has been a mem- 
ber of the firm of Ewing, Whitman & Ewing, of which concern 
his father was the head imtil his death in 1896. Among other 
professional engagements of note, he has represented Michael 
I. Pupin in connection with his inventions in multiplex telegraphy 
and long-distance telephony, and Frank J. Sprague in connection 
with his inventions in electric elevators and the multiple unit 
system of electrical propulsion for trains. 

Brother Ewing was married October 24, 1894, to Anna Phil- 
lips Cochran, daughter of the late William F. Cochran, of Yon- 

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THOMAS EWING, JR. 143 

kers, and is the father of five delightful children — Alexandra, 
Thomas, William F., Sherman, and Gifford C. He has resided 
in Yonkers since 1882, and was the Democratic candidate for 
mayor in 1897 and again in 1899, but was defeated by a narrow 
margin. He was a member of the school board of Yonkers from 
1897 till 1903, and was appointed a police commissioner in 1905. 
His place of business is at 67 Wall Street, where any Sig brother 
who happens to drop in is accorded a beaming smile, a warm 
handshake, and a most cordial welcome. 

Brother Ewing is a tower of strength in the New York 
Alumni Chapter, and is enthusiastically interested in its welfare 
and progress. At its recent annual Thanksgiving dinner he 
presided with rare tact and skill, and everybody present profited 
by his remarks and words of advice. It is a source of much 
gratification and encouragement to the younger brothers to have 
those of maturer years evince such genuine interest in Fraternity 
matters; for it is a regrettable fact that many of the strongest 
supporters, while actively in the harness, seem to drift away from 
fraternity influences when college days are over and the multi- 
plicity of business duties and cares crowd in. As for Brother 
Ewing, it is evident that his loyalty to our standard will never 
flag, and that, as the years pass, we may always look to him for 
coimsel and advice, assured of his continued interest in Sigma 
Chi, in all for which it stands, and in the brotherhood, individu- 
ally and collectively. 



CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER BANQUET 

NOVEMBER 29, 190S 



CHARLES ALLING, JR. 

Chi 1885 



The managers of the Great Northern Hotel have made the 
Chicago Sigs so welcome every Saturday noon, in the clubrooms 
set apart for our weekly luncheons, that we naturally selected that 
hostelry for our annual dinner on Thanksgiving eve, as we have 
done for two years past. As usual, either evening or business 
dress was permissible. About ninety men had appeared at 
half -past seven and, owing to the late hour for assenibly, soon 
began to call for dinner, like gallery gods for the raising of the 
curtain. By eight o'clock we were seated at the table to— pose 
for the flash-light picture ! Finally the vengeance of the mob was 
wreaked upon the juicy cotuits, and the Sigma Chi punch — ^the 
gift of the hotel. Three cheers were given for the hotel mana- 
gers, after which Delta Delta opened the usual series of yells. 
As the dinner proceeded, the strains of "A Sig I Am,*^ " 'Tis 
the JoUiest Night in the Whole College Year," and many other 
songs arose spontaneously around the table. After the cigars 
were lighted, Melvin E. Coleman sang the verses, and we all 
joined in the chorus, of "Glorious Sigma Chi." 

President W. T. Alden then read a telegram of greeting from 
the Kansas City Alumni Chapter, at dinner assembled, and was 
directed to wire our response. Victor A. Matheson's tel^fram of 
greeting was also vociferously received. 

The president announced that Raphael R. Shuman had 
begged to head the toast list, and had been assigned the subject 
of "Advertising." The president afterwards acknowledged his 
indiscretion, because this wily advertiser began with Noah's suc- 
cessful advertisement of the boat excursion to Mount Ararat, 
and ended with safety razors and pianolas. This gave George 
Ade time to write, polish, and perfect, as a prelude to his toast, 

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CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER BANQUET MS 

a Special "pom" entitled "The Cold Gray Dawn of the Morning 
After." Brother Ade has been lionized at so many dinners a'nd 
"kneipes" that out of his extended experience he had wrung this 
warning, which he proceeded to read for the growth in grace of 
the younger brothers. 

At this time F. H. Yost, who is mentioned as a "speculator" 
in the Residence Directory, was excused to go to the University 
of Michigan smoker. It was a good time to go, for on "the cold 
gray dawn of the morning after" his team was defeated by that 
of the University of Chicago. 

Clarendon B. Eyer, who had returned to our dinners like the 
prodigal son, but corn-fed, then proceeded to warn the college 
world of the abuses of two college sports — football and frater- 
nity initiations. His plea for the sight of the oval all the time 
and the abolition of the scrimmage was patiently received by 
everyone but Brother James Todd. James was the center rush 
on the team at Hanover, and startled the state of Indiana when, 
lying beneath the pile and clasping the ball, he exclaimed, in lan- 
guage that has never been explained: "Hod Zigaty down!" 
Brother Todd drew to full length his six feet three, and three 
feet through, and proudly began : "The game of football is not 
for weaklings." Pursuing his line of "argument," he then ex- 
plained that Brother Ade was in error in calling microbes animal 
life, for he had learned in the Drainage Canal's suit against the 
city of St. Louis that microbes are really vegetable creations, 
and on that theory he expected to prove to the Supi^eme Court 
of the United States that the vegetable compound from Chicago's 
sewage will be a valuable tonic for the citizens of St. Louis, as 
harmless as Lydia E. Pinkham's. Brother Todd closed with 
an eloquent tribute to the beneficent influence of Sigma Chi on 
all her members. 

Stephen T. Mather then reported as delegate to the recent 
Grand Chapter at Cincinnati. He said that the Committee on 
Memorial for Miami University had about decided on an alcove 
for the library. 

Charles Ailing, Jr., was then called upon for his impressions 
of the Grand Chapter and the memorial. He paid especial trib- 



146 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

ute to the beautiful commission of Founder James P. Caldwell 
to some of the younger Sigma Chis : to present his greeting to 
the Grand Chapter which fifty years hence shall celebrate the 
one-hundredth anniversary of the Fraternity; to Thomas C. 
Bell, who advocated that "I'll be a Sig until I die" is good 
enough, but "A Sig thro' all eternity" is better and more com- 
pletely expresses our creed; to General Ben P. Runlde for his 
eloquent couplet: 

And the Cross that shone bright where death led the way 
Was the Cross on the blue and the Cross on the gny; 

to Foimder Cooper for his wish that we "may hand down our 
Fraternity to those who come after with its strength undimln* 
ished, its beauty untarnished." Brother Ailing urged every Chi- 
cago Sig to contribute his part, be it large or small, to some fit- 
ting memorial of our Fraternity's beautiful and triumphal return 
home. He complimented Grand Editor Miller on the taste, ac- 
curacy, and completeness with which he has gathered into the 
pamphlet The SenU-Centennial Celebration of the Sigma Chi 
Fraternity the proceedings in the chapel at Old Miami, and urged 
every Sig to a careful reading of its pages. This was a good deal 
to inflict on the guests after the passing of the loving-cup by the 
same speaker, but he had been sentenced to the latter task for life, 
and could not secure a pardon from Governor Alden. 

William H. McSurely, who served with such distinction at 
the last session of the House of Representatives, spoke with 
much feeling on "The World of Graft," taking as his first sub- 
division "I didn't did it." 

Dr. Carey Culbertson, chairman of the Nominating Commit- 
tee, then reported the following list of officers, who were unani- 
mously elected for the coming year: 

President— Stephen T. Mather, Alpha Beta. 

Vice-President— Edmund L. Andrews, Omega. 

Secretary — George B. Robinson, Omicron Omicron. 

Treasurer and Exofficio Chairman of the Executive G)mmittee — Charles 
S. Cole, Alpha Theta. 

Other members of the Executive Committee— Ellis Kerr, Omega ; Walter 
G. Zimmerman, Alpha Theta; Fred A. Ferine, Alpha Fi; and Arthur Hole. 



CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER BANQUET 



147 



The following 

Victor Smeere 
W. J. Taylor 
L. R. Roberts 
B. F. Adams 
C S. Roberts 
W. V. Brothers 
J. L. Moehle 
F. £. Smith 
H. C. Arms 
J. Werner 
W. J. Dixon 
J. H. Ellis 
C O. Rtmdall 
A, H. Fisher 
R. R. Shuman 
G T. Bunker 
L. A. Beaton 
W. G. Zimmerman 
V. E. Elstrom 
L. A. Williams 

A. B. Smith 
J. R. Anderson 

B. Doneghy 
S. Sdmltz 
R. Leach 

B. B. Early 



were in attendance 

C B. Eyer 
W. T. Alden 
G. B. Shattudc 
R K Kerr 
M. Warner 
H. H. Newman 
M. DePuis 
A. A. Hale 
H. S. Buntnall 
H. C Perry 
N. Miller 
S. T. Mather 
J. A. White 
W. A. Heath 
G., Ade 

Chas. Ailing, Jr. 
W. H. McSordy 
S. R. Paris 
V. W. Ailing 
P. W. Cleveland 
James Todd 
E. L. Andrews 
H. C Johnson 
C P. McConnell 
Eli Gale 



G. B. Robinson 
M. M. Ford 
W. D. Kerr 
C F. Flinn 
L. L. Loehr 
E. J. Jobbins 
R. Carter 
R. L. Schadd 
G. C Burdy 
M. E. Coleman 
G. B. McDonald 
H. W.Newman 
E. M. Dexter 
R. F. Potter 
C. P. Cogswell, Jr. 
J. S. White 
S. N. Samson 
Chas. Robey 

E. H. Luecodc 
M. B. Ktystr 
Alcock 

C S. Cole 

F. A. Ferine 
J. H. Dixon 
C. Culbertson 



OSCAR JOHN CRAIG, XI 1881 



FREDERICK C. SCHEUCH 
Delta Delta 1893 



Brother Oscar John Craig, of the University of Montana, is 
one of the self-made men of our country. His early education 
was received in the common schools of southern Indiana, where 
his parents, Miles W. and Mary F. Craig, resided. His parents 
were of Scotch-Irish descent, and were among the pioneers of 
that state. He enlisted in the First Indiana Heavy Artillery, and 
served until the close of the Civil War. Shortly afterwards 
he entered Asbury University, now DePauw, where he was a 
student for a number of years. Before graduation he com- 
menced the work of teaching. In 1881 he returned to the uni- 
versity, and took the degree of A.B. It was during his earlier 
years at DePauw that he became a member of Xi Chapter of the 
Sigma Chi Fraternity. His alma mater subsequently conferred 
on him the degree of A.M., and the University of Wooster that 
of Ph.D. Throughout his college course Brother Craig was de- 
pendent upon his own exertions, and only by hard labor secured 
the necessary funds to pay expenses. He married Miss Marcissa 
Gasaway, of Madison, Ind., and has one daughter and two sons. 

Before entering upon his work, as teacher, in higher education, 
Brother Craig served as superintendent of city schools in Spring 
Hill, Kans., and in Monteziuna and Sullivan, Ind. From the 
last-named place he was, in 1881, called to take charge of the 
preparatory department of Purdue University. Here he was so 
successful that after four years of service he was made professor 
of history and political economy. In 1885 he resigned his pro- 
fessorship at Purdue in order to accept the presidency of the Uni- 
versity of Montana, in which capacity he is now serving his 
eleventh year. 

To Brother Craig belongs the honor of having founded the 

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OSCAR JOHN CRAIG 149 

youngest of the state universities. When he came to Montana, 
in response to the call of the board of regents, not a building 
had been erected, and not a dollar expended for any purpose 
whatever. Today, after an existence of ten years, the University 
of Montana, through the continuous and unselfish efforts of its 
president, possesses a spacious campus of forty acres, beautifully 
laid out according to the plans submitted by Brother Craig. 
There are four commodious and elegant buildings, well-supplied 
libraries and museums, and an excellent and up-to-date equip- 
ment for the extensive laboratories. The University of Montana 
has been complimented upon having made more rapid progress 
during the first ten years of its existence than any other state 
university. 

If credit were to be given to any one man for the rapid ad- 
vancement, not only of the university, but also of the whole edu- 
cational system of the state of Montana, such credit would natur- 
ally belong to Brother Craig. Upon his arrival in Missoula he 
found the educational system of the state in a chaotic condition. 
By his zeal and untiring efforts he has made it the nearly perfect 
organization which it is today. Brother Craig's ideas of con- 
ducting an educational institution have been considered so wise 
and practical that the state board of education has adopted them 
in the management of other state institutions of a similar char- 
acter. During President Craig's administration secondary edu- 
cation has been raised to such a plane that there are now twenty- 
three accredited high schools in the state, where there was only 
one, or at most two, when he began his work at the university. 
The state board at its last session passed a ruling that the pre- 
paratory department of the university should be discontinued in 
the fall of 1907, as the high schools would then be preparatory 
schools. 

It has been the privilege of the writer to have been a student 
under Brother Craig in Purdue, and also a member of the faculty 
of which he is at present the head. The students never had a 
warmer friend. He is an active participant in all their enter-' 
prises, and, although a very busy man, always finds time to listen 



1 50 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

to them, sympathize with them, and give words of friendly coun- 
sel. His love for Sigma Chi has been proved time and again. 
He has attended all ftmctions given by Delta Delta Chapter, and 
has shown his loyalty by having been one of the charter members 
of the Eta Phi Mu local, the petitioners for a charter from Sigma 
Chi. 



ROLL OF INITIATES BY CHAPTERS 

January i, 1905, to December 31, 1905. 



FIRST PROVINCE 

EPSILON CHAPTER — GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 
Charles Hardy Fair, 1909 Washington, D. C. October 7, igos 

Ernest Rei>penhagen, 1906 Highland Falls, N. Y. October 21, 1905 

Harry Dow Johnson, 1909 Washington, D. C. November 4, 1905 

Henry Martin Fearing, 1909 Washington, D. C. December 9, 1905 



THETA CHAPTER 

Daniel Augustus Rupp, 1909 
Keller E. Rockey, 1909 
John Butt Riddlemoser, 1909 
Grover Keller Bream, 1909 



:--PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE 

York, Pa. September 22, 1905 

Waynesboro, Pa. September 22, 1905 
McKnightstown, Pa. June 8, 1905 

Gettysburg, Pa. June 8, 1905 



KAPPA CHAPTER— BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY 



Warren H. Pettibone, 1907 Dorranceton, Pa. 


April 14, 1905 


John L. Minor, 1907 Kittanmng, Pa. 


June 14, I9Q5 


W. Stewart Duncan, 1906 Duncannon, Pa. 


June 17, I9P5 


David J. Hawk, 1908 Tower City, Pa. 


June 17, I9P5 


Arthur B. Hinterldter, 1908 Kutztown, Pa. 


June 17, 190S 


OMICRON CHAPTER— DICKINSON COLLEGE 




James Vincent Butler, 1909 Carlisle, Pa. 


May 29, 190S 


George Purcell, 1909 Tremont, Pa. 


May 29, 190S 


Jay Africa Smipson, 1909 Mill Creek, Pa. 


May 29, 1905 


PHI CHAPTER— LAFAYETTE COLLEGE 




Harold McDaniell Brown, 1909 Elizabeth, N. J. 


September 18, 1905 


Ralph B. Mitchell, 1909 Wilkesbarre, Pa. 


September 18, 1905 


Norman Robbins, 1909 Wilkesbarre, Pa. 


September 18, 1905 


PHI PHI CHAPTER— UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANLA 


Alexander Foster, Jr., 1907 Philadelphia, Pa, 


January 12, 1905 


Robert Beahn Ryder, 1907 Norristown, Pa. 


January 12, 1905 


John Joseph Gartland, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 


January 12, 1905 


Lloyd E. Johnson, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 


March 30, 1905 


William Henry Kershaw, 1908 Bridgeport, Conn. 


March 30, 1905 


Elliott Remington Patterson, 1909 Philadelphia, Pa. 


October 13, 1905 


Howard Brightbill Whitmoyer, 1909 Harrisburg, Pa. 


October 13, 1905 


William Robert James Wallace, 1909 Canandaigua, N. Y. 


October 13, 1905 


Addison Bampfylde Freeman, 1909 Philadelphia, Pa. 


October 13, 1905 


Herbert Qifton Hays, 1909 Cynroyd, Pa. 


October 13, 1905 



151 



152 



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ALPHA SHO CHAFTER--LSHEIGH UNIVERSITY 



Foster William Banks, 1908 
Arch Louis Altemus, 1908 
William Archer, 1908 
Qarence Martin Sawyer, 1909 
Alden Curry Cummins, 1909 
Harold Toone, 1909 
Springer Louis Cunningham, 1909 
William Blaine Davies, 1909 



Middletown, Pa. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mount Vernon, N. 
Westminster, Md. 
Lewissvale, Pa. 
Camden, N. J. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 



January 7, 
January 7, 
Y. January 7, 
November 18, 
November 18, 
November 18, 
November 18, 
November 18, 



1905 
1905 
I9Q5 
1905 
I9QS 
I9Q5 
190s 
1905 



ALPHA CHI CHAPTER— PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE 



Harry Forbes Griffin, 1907 
Erie Hensyl Leathers, 1908 
John Henry Tross, 1909 
Cecil Wallace Johnston, 1909 
John Franklin Brown, 1909 



Franklin, Pa. 
Mount Eagle, Pa. 
Johnstown, Pa. 
Franklin, Pa. 
Brookville, Pa. 



January 6, 1905 
September 18, 190S 
September 18, 1905 
September 18, 1905 
December 16, 1905 



SECOND PROVINCE 



ZETA CHAPTER — ^WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY 

Walter Neilson Bootay, 1909 New York, N. Y. October 2, 1905 

PSI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 

Laurens Max Chapman, 1907 Los Angeles, Cal. October 12, 1905 

Julian Lee Bibb, 1907 New Decatur, Ala. January 28, 1905 



THIRD PROVINCE 



ALPHA CHAPTER — MIAMI UNIVERSITY 

Howard Lee Stitt, 1909 Bloomingburg, Ohio 

Albert Ross Timberman, 1909 Okeana, Ohio 

Otto Orren Fisher, 1909 Sidney, Ohio 

Chester Johnston, 1909 Sidney, Ohio 



June 10, 1905 
October 28, 1905 
October 28, 1905 
October 28, 1905 



BETA CHAPTER- 

Chester Warren Todd, 1905 
George Span* Luckett, 1907 
Gordon Goodale Garvin, 1907 
Carleton Coffin Atkinson, 1908 
Charles Bertrand Bayly, 1908 
McCosh Thomas Gardiner, 1909 
Harold Ernest Hamilton, 1909 
Joseph Edgar McOelland, 1909 
George Henry McDonald, 1909 
Clifford Oliver Morton, 1909 



•UNIVERSITY OF WOOSTER 

McAlisterville, Pa. February 17, 1905 
Washington, D. C. February 17, 1905 
Copiapo, Chile, S. A. May 12, 1905 

Pataskala, Ohio June 10, 1905 

New Hagerstown, Ohio April 8, 1905 
Lackspur, Cal. December 15, 1905 

Bellefontaine, Ohio- December 15, 1905 
Pittsburg, Pa. December 15, 1905 

Bellaire, Ohio December 15, 1905 

Le Roy, Ohio December 15, 1905 



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153 



GAMMA CHAPTER— OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 



L. Norton Lindenbergeri 1908 
McElwain Carmean, 1909 
Raymond W. Piper, 1909 
Charles W. Duke, 1909 
Ivan O. Hawk, 1909 



Troy, Ohio 
Marysville, Ohio 
Sidney, Ohio 
Jersey Shore, Pa. 
Qyde, Ohio 



MU CHAPTER— OENISON UNIVERSTTY 

Fred Lycurgus McG>llum, 1908 Granville, Ohio 
Howard Ferris, Jr., 1909 Cincinnati, Ohio 

Lee Elsworth Moore, 1909 Newark. Ohio 

Edward Livingston Stockdale, 1908 Cambridge, Ohio 



October 21, 1905 
October 21, 1905 
October 21, 1905 
October 21, 1905 
November 25, 1905 

January 17, 1905 

October 20, 1905 

October 20, 1905 

November 17, 1905 



ZETA ZETA CHAPTER— CENTRAL UNIVERSITY 



Ike Lanier, 1909 

Ad Lanier, 1909 

Shelton Hughs Watkins, 1908 

John Allen Crittenden, 1909 

Edward E. Joseph, 1909 

Frederick Glass, 1906 

John A. Dean, Jr., 1906 



Danville, Ky. 
Danville, Ky. 
Owensboro, Ky. 
Greenville, Miss. 
Cuero, Tex. 
Booneville, Ky. 
Owensboro, Ky. 



September 15, 1905 
September 15, 1905 
September 20, 1905 
September 20, 1905 
October S, 1905 
November 15, 1905 
March 17, 1905 



ZETA PSI CHAPTER— UNIVERSTTY OF aNaNNATI 



James Magee Bentley, 1909 
Charles Carrol Maddux, 1909 
Charles Thomas Williams, 1909 
James Hanson Williams, 1909 
Jules Schwarz Grant, 1909 



Cincinnati, 
Cincinnati, 
Cincinnati, 
Cincinnati, 
Covington, 



Ohio 
Ohio 
Ohio 
Ohio 
Ky. 



October 28, 1905 

October 28, 1905 

October 28, 1905 

October 28, 1905 

October 28, I9(^ 



LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER— KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE 

Robert Garrett, 1909 Versailles, Ky. December 15, 1905 

Alexander Phillipps Hamilton, 1909 Uniontown, Ky. December 15, 1905 

Jeremiah Harrison Powell, 1908 Richmond, Ky. December 15, 1905 

MU MU CHAPTER — WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 

Lou Murrdy Mitchell, 1906 Addison, Pa. June 8, 1905 

Irvin Strauss Goldbarth, 1908 Charleston, W. Va. June 8, 1905 



ALPHA GAMMA CHAPTER— OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 



Henry William Vaughan, 1908 
David Daniel Stuart, 1906 
Philip Wilber Drockett, 1909 
Edgar Andrew Bering, 1909 
Duane Foxon Albery, 1909 
William Deshler Warner, 1909 
John Qinton Egbert, 1909 



Columbus, Ohio 
Lebanon, Ohio 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
Columbus, Ohio 
Columbus, Ohio 
Hamilton, Ohio 



February 11, 
April 22, 
October 7, 
October 7, 
October 7, 
October 7, 
October 7, 



I9Q5 
1905 
1905 
1905 
1905 
190s 
1905 



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Mark Benninghofen, 1909 
James Raymond Carlile, 1909 



Hamilton, Ohio 
Columbus, Ohio 



October 7, 1905 
October 7, 1905 



FOURTH PROVINCE 

LAMBDA CHAPmt— INDIANA UNIVEB8ITY 

Glen Miers, 1907 Akron, Ohio 

Doxey Pickard, 1909 Alexandria, Ind. 

Frank Ray, 1909 Lafayette, Ind. 

Herbert Bender, 1909 Bluffton, Ind. 

Fred Kahn, 1909 Bloomington, Ind. 



XI CHAPTER-— DB 

Ira Lyndon Lau, 1909 
Bennett Bostwick Morgan, 1909 
Earl Elliott Houck, 1909 
Fred Leroy Wallace, 1909 
Lawrence E. Black, 1909 
MacMillan H. Johnson, 1909 
Zepha Benton Burkett, 1909 
Charles Qive Hurst, 1909 
James Arthur Kirkpatrick, 1909 



PAUW UNIVERSiry 

Terre Haute, Ind. 
Chesterton, Ind. 
Greencastle, Ind. 
Bunker Hill, Ind. 
Greencastle, Ind. 
Brazil, Ind. 
Greencastle, Ind. 
Anderson, Ind. 
Wingate, Ind. 



May, 
October, 
October, 
October, 
October, 



I9PS 
I9PS 
I9Q5 
I9Q5 
I9PS 



May 
October 
October 
October 
October 
October 
October 
October 
October 



15, I5W5 

16, I9t« 
16, 1905 
16, 1905 
16, 190S 
16^ I9QS 
16, 1905 
16^ 190S 
16, 1905 



RHO CHAPTER— BUTLER COLLEGE 

William Harrison Conner, 1909 Indianapolis, Ind. 

Fred Cunningham Home, 1909 Bedford, Pa. 

Roger Wayne Wallace, 1909 Indianapolis, Ind. 

Lowell Horace Patterson, 1909 Indianapolis, Ind. 

CHI CHAPTER— HANOVER COLLEGE 

Aurelius Gale Phesant, 1908 Brooksburg, Ind. 

John Hart Seward, 1909 Merengo, 111. 

Theophilus H. Montgomery, 1909 Seymour, Ind. 

DELTA DELTA CHAPTER— PURDUE UNIYERSFFV 



April 20, 1905 

April 20, 1905 

November 2, 1905 

November 2, 1905 



April 29, 1905 
October 20, 1905 
October 20, 1905 



Joseph Atkins Andrew, 1908 

James Ewing Smith, 1908 

Blaine Bacon Carson, 1908 

Earl Prentice Sanders, 1908 

Wilber Morrison Tucker, 1907 

William Holland Winterrowd, 1907 Shelbyville, Ind. 

John Newton Kirk, 1905 Holicong, Pa. 



Lafayette, Ind. 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Oil City, Pa. 
Connersville, Ind. 
Memphis, Tenn. 



April 

April 

April 

April 

May 

October 

February 



I, 1905 
I, 1905 

h 1905 

I, I9Q5 

13, 190S 

13, 190S 
10, 1905 



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155 



FIFTH PROVINCE 



OMEGA CHAPTER— NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 



George B. McDonald, 1908 
Benjamin Blakeman Early, 1909 
J. Howard Ellis, 1909 
Arthur H. Fisher, 1909 
Herbert Walter Light, 1909 
Arthur Bunker Smith, 1909 
Frank Earl Smith, 1908 
Henry Dwigkt Williams, 1909 



Chicago, 111. May 

Rockford, 111. October 

Chicago, 111. October 

Ottawa, 111. October 

Evanston, 111. October 

Sleepy Eye, Minn. October 

Seneca, Kans. October 

Raymond, Nebr. October 



IS, 1905 

16, 190S 
16, 190S 
16, 1905 
16, 1905 
16, 190S 
16, 1905 
16, 190S 



THETA THETA CHAPTER— UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 



Armin Rickel, 1909 
Ira Baldy Thcmison, 1909 
Charles Blanchard De Lao, 1909 
Edmund Arthur Dittman, 1909 
James Edwin Keegan, Jr., 1909 
Harris James Gram, 1909 
Emmons Blaine Randall, 1909 
Robert Ray Sattler, 1909 
Henry Newman, 1908 



Detroit, Mich. 
Providence, R. I. 
Allegan, Mich. 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Menominee, Mich. 
Bay City, Mich. 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
Waco, Tex. 



October 25, 1905 
October 25, 1905 
October 25, 1905 
October 25, 1905 
October 25, 1905 
October 25, 1905 
October 25, 1905 
October 25, 1905 
October 25, 1905 



KAPPA KAPPA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF ILUNOIS 

Stanley Thomas Goss, 1908 Chicago, 111. April 

Howard C Libby, 1909 New London, Wis. November 



Ralph S. Hale, 1909 Chicago, 111. 

Joseph B. Messick, Jr., 1909 East St. Louis, 111. 
Homer Frederic Morrison, Jr., 1909 Ramsey, 111. 

William Wright Irwin, 1909 Danville, 111. 

Karl Kiedaisch, 1909 Keokuk, Iowa 

Huston Matthew Reeves, 1909 Bloomington, 111. 

Pomeroy Sinnock, 1909 Quincy, III. 



November 
November 
November 
November 
November 
November 
November 



7, 1905 

4, 190S 

4, 1905 

4, I9P5 

4, I9Q5 

4, 190S 

4, I9P5 

4, 1905 

4, 190S 



OMICRON OMICRON CHAPTER— UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 

Earle Scott Smith, 1908 Chicago, 111. February 4, 1905 

Karl Hale Dixon, 1908 Chicago, 111. February 4, 1905 

John Werner, 1907 Chicago, 111. April 8, 1905 

Julius £. Lackner, 1907 Chicago, 111. April 8, 1905 

ALPHA ZETA CHAPTER— BELOIT COLLEGE 



Maurice Holmes Rowell, 1907 
Charles Leonard Bell, 1908 
John Anson Ford, 1907 
Chester Arthur Golding, 1908 
Joseph Belles Ely, 1908 



Mondovi, Wis. February 25, 1905 

Qinton, Iowa February 25, 1905 

Arlington Heights, 111. April 15, 1905 
Wauconda, 111. June 5, 1905 

Pewaukee, Wis. June 5, 1905 



156 



THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 



Walter Bruce Leishman, 1908 
Arthur Henry Richardson, 1908 
Harold McMurdo Helm« 1909 
Edmund Henry Haeger, 1909 
Edwards Chappell Porter, 1909 
Paul Breese Bacon, 1909 
Herbert John Putnam, 1909 
Benjamin Faville Du Bois, 1909 
Henry Augustus Arnold, 1909 



De Kalb, 111. 
Chicago, 111. 
Beloit, Wis. 
Dundee, 111. 
La Mesa, CaL 
Aurora, 111. 
Moline, 111. 
Sauk Centre, Minn. 
Oak Park, 111 



September 
December 
December 
December 
December 
December 
December 
December 
December 



21, 1905 

a. 190S 
16, 190S 
16, igos 
16^ 190S 
16, 1905 
16, 190S 
16, I9Q5 
16^ I9Q5 



ALPHA IOTA CHAPTER— ILUNOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSFTY 



Paul W. Pollock, 1908 
Waldo Kuhn, 1909 
William F. Ferguson, Special 
Louis A. Kuhn, 1909 



Bloomington, III 
Normal, 111. 
Bloomington, UL 
Normal, 111. 



October aS, 1905 

October aS, 1905 

October aS, 1905 

October aS, 1905 



ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER— UNIVESSITY OF WISCONSIN 



Michael Francis Cudahy, 1908 
Alfred John Kirdchefer, 1909 
Armin Berthold Furch, 1909 
Paul Conde Dodge, 1909 
Qarence John Cudahy, 1909 
La Grange Worthington, 1909 
Thompson Ross, 1909 



Milwaukee, Wis. 
Milwaukee, Wis. 
Milwaukee, Wis. 
Chicago, 111. 
Milwaukee, Wis. 
Oak Park, 111. 
Rensallaer, Ind. 



January ai, 
November 11, 
November 11, 
November 11, 
November 11, 
November 11, 
November 11, 



1905 
1905 
1905 
190S 
190S 
190S 
190S 



ALPHA PI CHAPTER— ALBION COLLEGE 



Harry Ostrom Ellerby, 1909 
Harry Qay Hartung, 1909 
Donald Ronan Ramsdell, 1909 
Ralph Burdette Locey, 1909 
David Byron GuUiford, 1909 
Wilbur Floyd Smith, 1909 
James Arthur Campbell, 1909 



Albion, Mich. 
Albion, Mich. 
Albion, Mich. 
Albion, Mich. 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Albion, Mich. 
Cheboygan, Mich. 



April 15, 1905 
May yy, 190S 
October 3, 19QS 
October 3, 1905 
October 27, igos 
October 27, 1905 
October 2/, 1905 



ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER— UNIVERSTFY OF MINNESOTA 



Herbert A. Bly, 1909 
Roscoe B. Anderson, 1909 
George L. Wilberton, 1909 
Robert Sabin Forbes, 1909 
E. Winton Evans, 1909 
Reginald David Graham, 191 1 



Minneapolis, Minn. 
Winona, Minn. 
Winona, Minn. 
Minneapolis, Minn. 
Winona, Minn. 



October 3, 

October 3, 

October 3, 

October 3, 

October 3, 



West Duluth, Minn. November 10, 



I9Q5 
190S 
1905 
I9Q5 
19OS 
190s 



ROLL OF INITIATES BY CHAPTERS 



157 



SIXTH PROVINCE 



ALPHA EPSILON 

Robert Herpolsheimer, 1909 
Vergne Chappd, 1909 
George H. Falter, 1909 
John M. Haberle, 1909 
Yale C. Holland, 1909 
Frederick R. Kingsley, 1909 
Robert Sears, 1909 
Ray K. Person, 1906 
George L. Babson, 1908 



CHAPTER— UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA 

Lincoln, Nebr. October 

Presquekle, Me. October 

Plattsmouth, Nebr. October 

Lincoln, Nebr. October 

Seward, Nebr. October 

Minden, Nebr. October 

Grand Island, Nebr. October 

Stanton, Nebr. October 

Seward, Nebr. May 



ALPHA XI 

W. M. Lbton, 1906 
Sam L. Laing, 1907 
Daniel F. Survey, 1908 
Karl R. Ahlbom, 1909 
Elden H. Best, 1909 
Harold M. Pickering, 1909 
Howard M. Randall, 1909 
Clare E. Bailey, 1907 
Clare Brigham, 1908 



CHAPTER— UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS 

Lawrence, Kans. February 

Kansas City, Mo. March 

lola, Kans. November 

Smith Center, Kans. November 
Columbus, Kans. November 
Olathe, Kans. 
Newton, Kans. 
Mankato, Kans. 
Belleville, Kans. 



November 
November 
November 
November 



BETA GAMMA 

Willis Elstun Hester, 1905 
Bert Wasley, 1905 
Raymond Givens, 1906 
Loring Lennox, 1906 
William Johnston, 1906 
Thomas Hunter, 1906 
Orin Randolph, 1906 
Allen Harry Fisher, 1907 
Carl Hedblom, 1907 
Earl Howbert, 1907 
Roy Mack, 1907 
Harry Sdbird, 1907 
John Jay Vandemoer, 1907 
Warren Currier, 1908 
Donald McCreery, 1908 
Ivory James, 1908 
William Lennox, 1906 
Henry Ho£Fman, 1909 
Malcolm Keyser, 1909 
George Allebrand, 1909 



CHAPTER— CQLOKADO COLLEGE 

Animosa, Iowa May 

Greeley, Colo. May 

Oro Fino, Idaho May 

Colorado Springs, Colo. May 
Colorado Springs, Colo. May 
Cheyenne, Wyom. May 

Colorado Springs, Colo. May 
Denver, Colo. May 

Aurora, Nebr. May 

Colorado Springs, Colo. May 
Colorado Springs, Colo. May 
Colorado Springs, Colo. May 
Denver, Colo. May 

Greeley, Colo. May 

Greeley, Colo. May 

Los Arcos, ToL, Mex. October 
Colorado Springs, Col. October 
Lake City, Colo. October 

Salt Lake City, Utah October 
Colorado Spg's, Col. December 



7, 1905 
7, 190S 
7, 19^ 
7, 190S 
7, 1905 
7. 190S 
7, 190s 
7, 1905 
I, I9Q5 

15, 190s 
3, 1905 

22, I9(^ 

22, I9QS 
22, 1905 
22, 1905 
32, 190S 
22. 1905 
29, I9QS 

6, 1905 
6^ I9QS 
6^ 1905 
6, igos 
6, 1905 
6, I9Q5 
6, 1905 
6, 1905 
6, 1905 
6, 190S 
6, 1905 
6, 1905 
6, 1905 
6, I9P5 
6, I9P5 
16, 190S 

16, 1905 
16, 1905 
16, 1905 
21, 1905 



158 



THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 



XI XI CHAPTER— UNIVESSITy OF THE STATE OF lUSSOURX 



San Francisco, Cal. September 



G>lambia, Mo. 
St. Louis, Mo. 
De Soto^ Mo. 
Gallatin, Mo. 
Gallatin, Mo. 



Gregory Harte Eickhoff, 1909 

Ruskin Thamon, 1909 

Alexander L. Miltenberger, 1906 

Harry Edward Freeh, 1909 

Preston Carter Alexander, 1909 

Charles Randall Surface, 1909 

Alexander Monroe Richardson, 1909 Gallatin, Mo. 

Berryman Keith Culbertson, 1909 Kansas City, Mo. 

John Hartnett January, 1908 St Louis, Mo. 

Oscar Benjamin Brockmeyer, 1908 St Louis, Mo. 

Casper Bell Rucker, 1909 Brunswick, Mo. 

ALPHA ETA CHAPTEB — STATE UNIVERSITY OF 



Marcus Solomon Oliver, 1909 
John Emerson Pond, 1908 
George Allison Wilson, 1907 
Harry Elsworth Neerey, 1907 
James Edward Stockdale 
Richard Earl Bums, 1908 
Martin F. Selleck, 1907 
Irving Carroll Hastings, 1909 
G. G. Bickley, Jr., 1909 



Onawa, Iowa 
Monticello, Iowa 
Des Moines, Iowa 
Spirit Lake, Iowa 
Iowa City, Iowa 
Ida Grove, Iowa 
Onawa, Iowa * 
Spencer, Iowa 
Waterloo, Iowa 



March 

Mardi 

September 

September 

September 

September 

September 

October 

October 

December 

IOWA 

January 

January 

March 

March 

March 

April 

October 

October 

October 



18, 1905 

18, 1905 

18, 190S 

18. 1905 

18, 1905 

18, 190S 

33. 190S 

30, 1905 

7, I9Q5 

7, 190S 

9, 190S 

a8, 1905 
a8, 1905 
«• 1905 
a. 1905 
2, 1905 
^* 190S 
7f 1905 
7, 1905 
7, 1905 



TAU TAU CHAPTER— WASHINGTON UNIVERSriY 



Earl Millard Godron, 1909 
Louis Bates Tebbetts, 1909 
Edward Fitzgerald Wilson, 1909 
Corbin Marshall Duncan, 1909 



St Louis, Mo. 
St Louis, Mo. 
St Louis, Mo. 
St Louis, Mo. 



October 28, 1905 
October 28, 1905 
October 28, 1905 
October 28, 1905 



SEVENTH PROVINCE 



ETA CHAPTER- 

Daniel Eli Staton 
Ernest Lamar Meaders 
Isaac Cecil Knox 
Qeveland Paul Huggins 
James Edmund Calhoun 
Frank Hartwell Leavell 
James Augustus Osoinach 
Hall Williamson Sanders 
F. Cooper Hathom 
Hollis Qifton Rawls 



-UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 

Swan Lake, Miss. November 3, 



Grenada, Miss. 
Pontotoc, Miss. 
Scranton, Miss. 
Atlanta, Ga. 
Oxford, Miss. 



November 3, 
November 3, 
November 3, 
November 11, 
November 3, 



Bay St Louis, Miss. November 3, 

Scranton, Miss. January 6, 

Purvis, Miss. January 6, 

Columbia, Miss. January 6, 



1905 
1905 
1905 
190S 
1905 
I9Q5 
1905 
1906 

1906 
1906 



ROLL OF INITIATES BY CHAPTERS 



159 



ALPHA NU CHAPTER— UNIVERSITY OP TEXAS 

Alfred Leon Kleberg, 1908 Austin, Tex. October 15, 1905 

Wallace Holcomb Newton, 1908 San Antonio, Tex. October 16, 1905 

Thomas Jefferson Devine, 1909 Austin, Tex. October 15, 1905 

Benjamin Dudley Tarlton, Jr., 1909 Austin, Tex. October 15, 1905 

William Carter Morrow, 1909 Hillsboro, Tex. October 15, 190S 

Joseph Edmund Wallis, 1909 Beaumont, Tex. October 15, 190S 

ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTES-^ULANE UNIVERSITY 

Brooke Helm Duncan, 1909 New Orleans, La. November 15, 1905 

Warwick Aiken, 1909 New Orleans, La. November 15, 1905 

Henri Howard, 1909 New Orleans, La. November 15, 1905 

ALPHA PSI CHAPTER— VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 

James Stout England, 1908 Decaturville, Tenn. February 4, 1905 

Edward Witt Graham, 1907 McKenzie, Tenn. April z, 1905 



OMEGA OMEGA CHAPTER— UNIVERSITY OP ARKANSAS 



Arthur Wilkes Bowen, 1909 
Erwin Campbell Catts, 1906 
George Davies Chunn, 1908 
Clarence Benton Crook, 1909 
Ross Davis, 1908 
Thomas Duane Elder, 1906 
Thomas Bennett Freemen, 1909 
Charles Clark Hillman, 1907 
Garland Hurt, 1908 
William Guyrie Huxtable, 1909 
David Felix McKean, 1908 
Jesse Connor McDonald, 1909 
Charles Franklin Mercer, 1908 
Joseph Qeveland Meyers, 1908 
Reginald Albert Martin, 1908 
Dufer Jackson Milner, 1909 
James Albert Maxwell, 1909 
Robert Hugh Pritchett, 1906 
Harc^d Lee Russell, 1908 
Hal Gilette Stacy, 1908 
John Murray Semmes, 1909 
Henry Solomon, 1908 
John Paul Streepey, 1903 
Gaude Harold Shepherd, 1908 
Charles H. Stotts, 1904 
John Heyward Sutton, 1909 
Lcmnie Lee Campbell, 1906 



Osceola, Ark. 
Washington, Ark. 
Holly Grove, Ark. 
Newport, Ark. 
Lowell, Ark. 
Jonesboro, Ark. 
Helena, Ark. 
Almyra, Ark. 
Newport, Ark. 
Vincent, Ark. 
Dequeen, Ark. 
Augusta, Ark. 
Dermott, Ark. 
Helena, Ark. , 
Vandale, Ark. 
Milner, Ark. 
Texaikana, Ark. 
Villa Rica, Ga. 
Texarkana, Ark. 
Vandale, Ark. 
Osceola, Ark. 
Helena, Ark. 
Hot Springs, Ark. 
Texarkana, Ark. 
Harrison, Ark. 
Holly Grove, Ark. 
Newport, Ark. 



September 
September 
September 

October 
September 
September 

October 
September 
September 
September 
September 
September 

October 

October 

October 
September 
September 
September 
September 
September 
September 

October 
September 
September 
September 

October 
September 



30, 19OS 
16, I9QS 
16, 190S 

13, 190S 
16, 1905 

30^ 19C6 

13, I9C« 

16, 1905 

16, 190S 

16, 190S 

16, 1905 

16, 190S 

13, 1905 



16, 190S 
16, 1905 
16, I9QS 
16, I9QS 
16, 1905 
16, 190S 
16, I9Q5 
16, 190S 
16, 190S 
16, 190S 

13, 190S 
16, 1905 



i6o 



THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 



EIGHTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA BETA CHAPTEK— UNIVEBSITY OF CAUFORKIA 

Timothy Edmund Fogg, 1908 Orovillc, Cal. February 4, 1905 

Joseph William Stone, 1908 Black Diamond, Wash. Feb. 4, 1905 

Frederick Nowell, 1906 Juneau, Alaska February 4, 1905 

Alan McEwen, 1909 San Francisco, Cal. September 22, 1905 



ALPHA UPSILON CHAPTER— UNIVERSnY OF SOUTHERN 



William R. Batten, 1909 
Walter A. Bonynge, 1908 
John B. Cocke, 1909 
August J. Martz, 1907 
Wayne W. Montgomery, 1909 
Robert A. Speicher, 1909 
Ernest E. Speicher, 1909 ' 



Los Angeles, Cal. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 



CALIFORNL/V 

October 14, 1905 
October 14, 1905 
October 14, 1905 
October 14, 1905 
October 14, 1905 
October 14, 1905 
October 14, 1905 



ALPHA OMEGA CHAPTER— LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY 

Thomas Tankerville Bennett, 1908 Marshiield, Oregon January 20, 1906 



William Dorcey Dalton, 1909 
Frank Alexander Robinson, 1909 
Carl Franklyn Braun, 1906 
Isaac Russ Tower, 1909 
James Tullius Tupper, 1909 



Austin, Nev. September 23, 1905 

Grand Forks, N. D. September 23, 1905 
Cupertino, Cal. September 23, 1905 

Marshiield, Oregon September 23, 1905 
Fresno, Cal. October 2, 1905 



UPSILON UPSILON CHAPTER— UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 



Paul Kiett McMillin, 1909 
Albert Chamberlain 

Thompson, 1909 

J. Leon Webergall, 1909 
Elmer Henry Morrison, 1908 
Shirley D. Parker, 1909 



Roache Harbor, Wash. Nov. 4, 1905 

Tacoma, Wash. November 4, 1905 

Davenport, Iowa November 4, 1905 

Bellingham, Wash. November 4, 1905 

North Yakima, Wash. Nov. 4, 1905 



NINTH PROVINCE 



ALPHA ALPHA 

Norman Guy Snyder, 1908 
Raymond Adams Heron, 1908 
Frederick William Harvey, 1909 
Guy Swinburne Houghton, 1909 
Caleb Dean Hammond, 1909 
Oscar Frederick TiflFany, 1909 
James Madison Seely, 1909 
Albert George Neel, 1909 
Lester Hoyt Evans, 1909 



CHAPTER — HOBART COLLEGE 



Hagerstown, Md. 
Blossburg, Pa. 
Syracuse, N. Y. 
Albany,- N. Y. 
Orange, N. J. 
Rochester, N. Y. 
Rochester, N. Y. 
Rochester, N. Y. 



October 
October 
October 
October 
October 
October 
October 
November 



New Hartford, N Y. November 



7f 1905 

7, 1905 

7, 1905 

7, 1905 

7, 190S 

7, 1905 

7f 190S 

24» 1905 

24» I9Q5 



ROLL OF INITIATES BY CHAPTERS 



l6l 



ETA ETA CHAPTER— DASIMOUTH COLLEGE 



Lester Stiles Berry, 1907 
Albert Rockwell Hazen, 1907 
Royal Kilbum Abbott, 1909 
Benjamin Ayer, 1909 
John Hancock Dowdall, 1909 
Alan Frederic Hcrsey, 1909 
Robert Jameson Holmes, 1909 
Ira Nelson Kilburn, 1909 
Anson McLoud, 1909 
Elmer Eddy Monroe, 1909 
William Townsley Patch, 1909 
Rnssell Brown Patterson, 1909 
Walter Qarence Rogers, 1909 
Theodore Rice Smith, 1909 



St. Johnsbury Centre, Vt 
White River Junction, Vt 
Dorchester, Mass. 
Belmont, Mass 
Danvers, Mass. 
Hingham, Mass. 
Newton, Mass. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Roxbury, Mass. 
Orange, Mass. 
Shelbume, Falls, Mass. 
Washington, D. C. 
Dorchester, Mass. 
Brooklyn, N Y. 



i\ 



NU NU CHAFTEK— OOLUMBL/l UNIVERSITY 

Edgar August Ulmann, 1909 New York, N. Y. October 9, 1905 

H. M. Philipson-Stow, postgraduate Fenhurst, Sussex, Eng. Nov. 6, 1905 
Thomas Walter Ross, 1908 Astoria, Oregon November 6, 190s 

ALPHA THETA CHAPTER — MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OP TECHNOLOGY 



Raphael Gay Rosea, 1907 
Willis Smith Cayples8» 1906 
Paul Revere Fanning, 1908 
James Holroyd Davidson, 1906 
Chester La Mar Prichard, 1906 
Gerald Thomas Hanley, 1906 
Roy Warren Ryden, 1907 
Edwin Graham Kintner, 1907 
Paul Henry Fretz, 1907 



Denver, G)lo. 
Denver, Colo. 
Brookline, Mass. 
Denver, Colo. 



April 

April 

May 

October 



Mannington, W. Va. October 
Providence, R. L October 

Des Moines, Iowa November 
Rock Haven, Ky. November 
Grand Forks, N. D. December 



20, 1905 

ao, 1905 

19, 190S 

7, 1905 

7» 1905 

7, 190S 
3, 1905 
3, I9QS 

8, 190S 



ALPHA PHI CHAPTER— CORNELL UNIVERSITY 



Robert Ddmar Cutter, 1906 
John Howard Sturge, 1908 
Walter Bonnell Holton, 1909 
Bayard Putnam Dexter, 1909 
Cornelius Ferdinand Rowland, 
Perry Townsend Coons, 1909 
William Harry Lines, 1909 
Joseph Marshall Ward, 1909 



Bethlehem, Pa. 
DansviUe, N. Y. 
Montdair, N. J. 
Orange, Mass. 
1909 Reading, Pa. 
Montdair, N. J. 
Rochester, N. Y. 
Battle Creek, Mich. 



February 4, 1905 
October 20, 1905 
October 20, I9(^ 
October 20, 1905 
October 20, 1905 
October 20, 1905 
November 25, 190$ 
November 25, 1905 



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SHO RHO CHAPTER- 

Burton Edward Flanders, 1908 
Leon Snell Dixon, 1908 
Charles Edward Prince, 1906 
Earle Nelson Vickery, 1908 
B^n Baker Fogler, 1908 
Albert Guy Durgin, 1908 
Norman Haskel Majro, 1909 
William Fogler, 1909 
Dwight Augustus Woodbury, 1909 
William Merrill Hinkley, 1909 
John Nelson Jewett, 1909 
Jesse Ham Mason, 1909 
Arthur Nash Hutchinson, 1909 
John Knox McKay, 1909 



-UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 

Orono, Me. 

Waldoboro, Me. 

Kittery, Me. 

Pittsfield, Me. 

Skowhegan, Me. 

Orono, Me. 

Blue Hill, Me. 

West Rockport, Me. November 

Beverly, Mass. November 

W. Jonesport, Me. 

Cherryfield, Me. 

Beverly, Mass. 

Cherryfield, Me. 

Houlton, Me. 



April 
April 
November 
November 
November 
November 
November 



November 
November 
November 
November 
November 



PSI PSI CHAPTER— SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 



Harry A. Drake, Jr., 1908 
John Philip Reagan, 1908 
John Dwight Fisk, 1909 
Roy Devendorf Wires, 1909 
George Sheldon Baker, 1907 
Carl Louis Bausch, 1909 
Frank Murray Gibson, 1909 
Robert Halbin Reid, 1909 
Roland Daniel Potter, 1907 
John E. Lynch, 1909 
Frank S. Schiffenmarcher 



Camillas, N. Y. 
Fulton, N. Y. 
Syracuse^ N. Y. 
Herkimer, N. Y. 
Buffalo, N. Y. 
Syracuse^ N. Y. 
Buffalo, N. Y. 
Buffalo, N. Y. 
W. Boylston, Mass. 
New York, N. Y. 



March 
March 
November 
November 
November 
November 
November 
November 
November 
November 
November 



I. 190S 
I, 1905 
4» I9Q5 
4» 1905 
4, 1905 
4» 1905 
4» I9Q5 
4, 1905 
4» I9Q5 
4, 1905 
4, 1905 
4, 1905 
4, I9Q5 
Af I9Q5 



2St 1905 
25, 1905 
8; 1905 
8, 1905 
8, 1905 
8, 1905 

S, 1905 

8. 1905 
^ I9QS 

9, I9QS 
9, I9QS 



ROLL OF INITIATES BY CHAPTERS 



163 



SUMMARY OF INITIATES 
January i, ioos—December 31, 1905 



FIRST pRovmat 

^silon 4 

Thcta 4 

Kappa 5 

Omicron 3 

Phi 3 

Alpha Rho 8 

Alpha Chi 5 

Phi Phi 10 



SBOOKD FR07INCI 



Psi 



— 42 

. I 

. 2 

— 3 



THIRD PROVINCI 

Alpha 4 

Beta : 10 

Gamma 5 

Mu 4 

Alpha Gamma 9 

ZcU 7 

Psi 5 

Lambda Lambda 3 

Mu Ma 2 



— 49 

FOURTH mtNlSCK 

Lambda 5 

Xi 9 

Rho 4 

Chi 3 

Delta Delta 7 

— 28 

FIFTH PBOVINCI 

Omega 8 , 

Alpha 2^eta 14 

Alpha Iota 4 

Alpha Lambda 7 

Forward I55 



Forward 155 

Alpha Pi 7 

Alpha Sigma 6 

Thcta Theta 9 

Kappa Kappa 9 

Omicron Omicron 4 

— 35 

SIXTH PROVINCE 

Alpha Epsilon 9 

Alpha Eta 9 

Alpha Xi 9 

Xi Xi II 

Tau Tau 4 

Beta Gamma 20 

— 62 

SEVENTH PROVINCE 
Eta 10 

Alpha Nu 6 

Alpha Omicron 3 

Alpha Psi 2 

Omega Omega 27 

— 48 

EIGHTH PROVINCE 

Alpha Beta 4 

Alpha Upsilon 7 

Alpha Omega 6 

Upsilon Upsilon 6 

— 23 

NINTH PROVINCE 

Alpha Alpha 9 

Alpha Thete 9 

Alpha Phi 8 

Eta Eta 14 

Nu Nu 3 

Rho Rho 14 

Psi Psi II 



Total 



68 
391 



I9P5. 
1904. 

1903. 



SUMMARY FOR FIVE YEARS 

391 1902 

400 I9OI 

351 



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Editorial 

It was our purpose to publish in this number of the Quarterly 
a sympositun on the question of initiations, and with this in view 
we addressed a number of prominent alumni on the subject ask- 
ing for their opinions on the situation. Responses have been so 
slow in arriving as to make the original plan impracticable. We 
shall, however, include this feature in the May issue. 

The readers of this number of the Quarterly should not lose 
sight of the list of initiates appearing elsewhere. The reports 
are published in accordance with a provision of the constitution, 
and the summary at the end in particular is deserving pf careful 
attention in that it enables all who are interested in the growth 
of the Fraternity to institute comparisons with the figures of 
other years. The statements show that 391 new members were 
added to our roll in 1905. 

The recent loan of $500 to Rho Rho Chapter at the Univer- 
sity of Maine warrants us in calling attention to the present 
status of the endowment fund. The pa3rment, a few weeks ago, 
of the loan of $1,000 by Theta Theta Chapter at the University 
of Michigan placed approximately $6,000 at the disposal of the 
Fraternity. This fund will be drawn upon from time to time, as 
occasion demands. Aside from the loan noted above, the distri- 
bution of the balance of the fund ($6,300) is as follows: 

Alpha Phi (Cornell) ...$3,400 

Theta Theta (Mass. Inst Tech.) 1,000 

Alpha Omega (Leland Stanford) 400 

Alpha Lambda (Wisconsin) 1,000 

Alpha Psi (Vanderbilt) SOO 

The educational world suffered a great loss in the death' of 
President William Rainey Harper, of the University of Chicago^ 

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which occurred on January 10. In view of his prominence in 
all lines of college and university activity, it is but right that his 
services to the cause of fraternities should be recognized in these 
pages by more than a passing notice. 

The history of the national Greek-letter fraternities in the 
University of Chicago has been a peculiar one, and they have 
suffered along with their interests from the conditions surround- 
ing the founding of a great institution in a large city, where the 
traditions existing in the older schools on which fraternal organi- 
zations have been wont to thrive have been wanting. It was given 
out in the early years that the policy of the university would be 
against the introduction of college fraternities into the under- 
graduate student body, and it is true that in the beginning there 
was a rather strong sentiment against the system. From per- 
sonal knowledge, however, we can state that President Harper 
was never an advocate of this position, as the history of the insti- 
tution during the past ten years clearly demonstrates. Dr. Har- 
per himself was a man who believed thoroughly in the under- 
\ymg principles of fraternities, and not only did not oppose any of 
the movements to establish chapters in the university, but was one 
of their strongest supporters on the faculty — ^this, too, in spite of 
the fact that he was not a Greek-letter fraternity man (his under- 
graduate work was done at Muskingum Collie, Ohio, where 
fraternities have never existed). One of his dreams was that 
the university might sometime be in position to render financial 
assistance to chapters of all fraternities in the building of chapter 
houses, and he went so far as to select sites and consider plans 
for carrying out the idea. Today the Greek-letter fraternity 
system is one of the firmly established features of student life at 
Chicago, which is substantiated by the fact that all chapter houses 
are officially recognized as a part of the general house system. 
That fraternities have gained a strong foothold in this growing 
western institution is due in no small degree to the extremely 
friendly attitude which the late president manifested throughout 
the history of the university. 

Concerning his effort in upbuilding the university the Dial 
(Chicago) has to say as follows: 



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The work of organization done by President Harper during the com- 
paratively brief period of his official life is too patent to need any conunent 
He created a great university system, in some respects the most comprehen- 
sive in the entire country, kept it in working order, provided for its 
progressive development as the means became available, and left it as the 
lasting monument of his tireless energy and his arduous devotion to its cause. 
His personality inspired the confidence which placed large sums of money at 
his command, sums which were not solicited by him, as he frequently took 
pains to declare, but which were offered freely by friends of the institution. 
The principal, although by no means the only, source of this support was of 
such a nature as to expose both the institution and its executive head to a 
great deal of ill-mannered criticism from the public press, and the burden thus 
unjustly laid upon President Harper's shoulders was heavier than most 
people realized. That he bore it patiently and uncomplainingly, even when it 
far exceeded the bounds permissible in legitimate discussion, offers one of 
the finest illustrations of his character. 



Communications 



The appended correspondence bearing on the present legal sta- 
tus of fraternities in the University of Arkansas will be of interest 
in view of recent newspaper statements which have been of a con- 
flicting nature: 

Chicago^ December 27, 1905. 
Mr. L. L, Campbell, Fayetteville, Ark. 

Dear Brother Campbell : A number of fraternity publications 
have called attention, in connection with the installation of your 
chapter, to the fact that there is a state law prohibiting fraternities 
in the university. So far as I am able to learn, a bill passed the house 
of the last legislature, but went no farther. Will you be kind 
enough to let me know exactly how the matter stands, so that I can 
use the information in the next number of the Quarterly f 
Thanking you in advance for an early reply, I remain 

Fraternally yours, 

Newman Miller, 
Grand Editor. 

Fayetteville, Ark., January 3, 1906. 
Mr. Newman Miller, Chicago, III. 

Dear Brother: Your letter of recent date is at hand, and in 
reply I will state that there is a law on the statute books prohibiting 
fraternities in the university. This law was introduced and passed 
by the General Assembly in 1901, but, on account of the ambiguous 
and contradictory wording of the same, it has never been enforced. 
I have attempted to secure for you a copy of the law, but have been 
unable to do so. Nevertheless, I am able to give you the words 
which cause the ambiguity, and the construction placed upon them 
by the faculty and the board of trustees : 

On the statutes the law appears as "An Act to Prohibit Greek- 
Letter Societies in the University of Arkansas," and goes on to say 
that "Greek-letter societies in the University of Arkansas are hereby 
prohibited/' but farther down in the same paragraph is this clause : 
"No student who is a member of a Greek-letter society or similar 

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secret organization shall be given a degree or other honors, etc." 
(This is not the exact wording of the law, but conveys the idea.) 

The construction of the faculty upon this law is : "The law itself 
is ambiguous and conflicting, and cannot be enforced. In one clause 
occurs the statement that there shall be no fraternities in the tmiver- 
sity, and in another clause is the statement that no fraternity man 
shall receive any honors. Now, there could be no fraternity men 
if there were no fraternities. Therefore the law contradicts itself, 
and we are unable to enforce it. Furthermore, we do not believe 
we have the right to refuse to grant to any student his degree, after 
he has complied with all the rules and regulations governing the 
same." 

This is, in substance, the interpretation which the faculty has 
given to the law, and the board of trustees has affirmed the decision 
of the faculty. The side of the opposition could, of course, take an 
appeal to the supreme court, but, thinking it useless, or for some 
other reason, they have not done so. As the law stands today, it is 
a "dead letter" and does not affect the fraternities one way or the 
other, except in that no fraternity man can be appomted to an office 
in the cadet army higher than lieutenant. As there are no offices in 
the cadet army, except the captaincy, higher than a lieutenant, the 
law has not affected the fraternity men, but, on the other hand, it 
has virtually killed the military department. Realizing the ineffi- 
ciency of the law of 1901, the side of the opposition introduced an- 
other anti-fraternity bill in the assembly of 1903, but this, having 
failed to pass, was introduced in the assembly of 1905. The measure 
passed the house, but failed to pass the senate ; at least it was never 
brought to a vote. Yours fraternally, 

L. L. Campbell, Tribune. 

In view of the tendency at initiations of new members into col- 
lege fraternities thoughtlessly to do things, through an overabun- 
dance of enthusiasm and exuberance, which might possibly injuri- 
ously affect, either mentally or physically, the person or persons 
being initiated, and, at the same time, thereby bring reproach not 
only upon the local chapter, but also upon the Fraternity at large 
and upon Greek-letter fraternities in general ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Denver Alumni Chapter of the Sigma Chi 
Fraternity suggests the advisability of legislation, by the proper au- 



COMMUNICATIONS 1 69 

thorities of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, concerning initiations, and 
recommends the adoption of a law or rule prohibiting a chapter from 
in any manner exposing a candidate to danger, or leaving a candi- 
date unattended in any place whatsoever, or for any length of time, 
whereby he might be exposed to injury. 

R. L» Holland. 

F. L. Grant. 

W. W. HOLLIDAY. 

Denver, Colo., 
December 3« 1905. 



Letters and Reports from Active Chapters 

FIRST PROVINCE 

EPSILON CHAPTER — GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 14; January, 1906, 16; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately): January, 1905, 1,200; January, 
1906, 1,800; gain, 600. 

Honors from students or faculty hdd by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : C. W. Whitmore is president of the 
senior class in the academic department. 

Since our last letter all has been well with the chapter. We are 
installed in our new house on Twenty-first Street, and everything 
is being done to make it as attractive as possible. Some time ago 
Brother Bob Famham suggested that every member of the chapter 
get a stein bearing the coat-of-arms of the Fraternity, his chapter, 
and his name and class. This was done by about twenty, and the 
steins have now been hung on a rack which goes completely around 
the dining-room of the house, making a very pretty decoration. 
The idea is that whenever one of the boys leaves the chapter and 
to^n for any reason, the stein is to remain in its position in the 
chapter house, keeping his memory green forever. Most of them, 
however, do not need such signs. The one man who is entitled to 
particular praise at this time is Brother Hunt, who attended to the 
business end of the construction of the new house and the details 
of the transfer. 

Of social events, an open house to the men and their male friends 
on Christmas Day, and a reception to the fair sex on New Year's 
Day, have been the most notable. 

Charles F. Sterne. 

Washington, D. C, 

January 10, 1906. 



THETA chapter — PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 10; January, 1906, 12; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 240; January, 1906^ 
26s; gain, 25. 

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After the most successful football season in the history of the 
college, the term opens with very favorable prospects for an excel- 
lent basket-ball team. Brother Billheimer, the manager, has ar- 
ranged a schedule which includes several good trips and a number 
of fine games at home. 

The chapter continues to prosper and is, as usual, making itself 
felt in all lines of college activity. A number of enjoyable dances 
and several smokers have assisted materially in promoting the bond 
of fraternal feeling between the active chapter and our alumni. 

The Mandolin Club has returned from its annual trip, and re- 
ports a successful tour. Brother Weaver is leader, and Brother 
McDickson a member, of the club. 

Theta acknowledges visits from Brothers Gilbert, 1904 ; Schaef- 
fer, 1904; Sprenkle, 1904; Rice, 1905; and Dickson, 1905. 

Joseph C. Dickson. 
Gettysburg, Pa., 
January 19, 1906. 



KAPPA CHAPTER — ^BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership : January, 1905, 8 ; January, 1906, 8. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 800; January, 1906, 
850; gain, 50. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : Brother Minor is assistant editor of 
L' Agenda, a book edited by the jimior class ; Brother Heinze is on 
the junior promenade committee. 

The winter term opened with the personnel of the chapter un- 
changed from that of last term, with the exception of Brother Kelly, 
who has re-entered college, and of Brother Cooper, who has accepted 
a position with the American Tin Plate Co. of Pittsburg. No new 
men have put in their appearance, so there is little doing in the rush- 
ing line. 

Social life is gay at Bucknell this winter. Numerous dances are 
being held, at which Sigma Chi is always well represented. We 
gave a smoI;er in honor of our alumni, and also an informal dance 
to our town friends. But the event of the year will be the junior 
promenade, to be given on February 23. All the Sigs will be there. 

During the term we have had the pleasure of receiving visits 
from Brothers Beaver, Darlington, Thornton, Walls, and Ginter. 



172 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

During these visits the house question was discussed, and we hope 
that by this time next year we shall occupy a house of our own. 

W. Stewart Duncan, 
Lewisbubg, Pa., 
February 3, 1906. 



OMICRON CHAPTER — DICKINSON COLLEGE 

Qiapter membership: January, 1905, 13; January, 1906, 12; loss, x. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 465 ; January, i9o6« 

500 ; gain, 35. 

The opening of the new year found all the Sigs back but Brother 
Viebahn, who gained much popularity at college during his short 
stay, and will be missed. 

Although Dickinson did not win as many games of her football 
schedule as usual, she was represented by one of the strong^ teams 
that she has ever had. Sigma Chi was represented by Brothers 
Davis (Captain), Robinson, Viebahn, and Simpson; while Brothers 
McWhinney and Gilbert filled important positions with the scrubs. 

During the t>resent school year Sigma Chi can boast of having 
eight out of twelve captaincies, as well as two managerships and 
two important offices, in the Athletic Association. At the annual 
election of officers for the ensuing year Brother Davis was elected 
president of the Athletic Association, and re-elected football cap- 
tain. 

We have enjoyed visits from Brothers Hamaker and Sheridan, 
of Alpha Rho, and Purcell and Yocum, of Alpha Chi. 

Jay a. Simpson. 
Caruslb^ Pa., 
January 14, 1906. 



PHI CHAPTER — ^LAFAYETTE COLLEGE 

Qiapter membership: January, 1905, 19; January, 1906, 16; loss, 3. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 325; January, 1906, 

300; loss, 25. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Brother Acker has been elected 
president of the junior class, and Brother Straub is chairman of the 
decorating committee for the jtmior dance to be held in February. 

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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 1 73 

of its members: Brothers Houser, 1907, and Gorman, 1908, have 
left college, and Brother Tyack, 1908, has transferred his allegiance 
to our old rival "up the river," Ldiigh. 

On December 16 Phi Chapter held its annual winter banquet at 
the Hotel Huntington, on which occasion we were delighted to have 
with us, besides the active chapter. Grand Consul Robert E. James, 
1869; Brothers D. W. Nevin, 1875; E. L. Osterstock, 1899; J. J. 
Kuebler, 1902; and W. T. Miller, ex-1908, all of Phi, and six of our 
brothers from Alpha Rho. 

Lafayette lately received a gift of $100,000 from a friend 
of the college, as an additional endowment. Several handsome resi- 
dences, to be occupied by professors, have been erected on the cam- 
pus, and one of our sister-fraternities, Theta Delta Chi, has moved 
into its magnificent new fraternity house, situated in a prominent 
part of the campus. 

Since our last letter visits have been received from Brother 
Cooper, of Kappa, and Brothers Mcintosh, Distler, Archer, Doak, 
Lawyer, Sheridan and Cummings, of Alpha Rho. 

J. K. Satchell. 

Easton, Pa^ 

January 10, 1906. 



PHI PHI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 27; January, 1906, 34; gain, 7. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 3,000; January, 
1906, 3,760; gain, 760. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : Brother Greenberg is leader of the 
Mandolin Qub; Brother Kershaw is secretary of the combined mu- 
sical clubs and is a member of the Mandolin Qub, as are Brothers 
Ryder, Wallace, and Dickinson; Brothers Dickinson and Rewalt 
are members of the Glee Qub ; Brother A. Freeman is on the wrest- 
ling team ; Brothers Raine and Gartland were members of the junior 
promenade committee. 

On December 19 a joint meeting of the alumni of Phila. and the 
active chapter of Phi Phi was held at the chapter house, with the 
object of incorporation. Officers were elected, and work on the 
matter was inmfiediately taken up. The prospects for a chapter 
house for Phi Phi are now very good, and with the incorporation 
it is only a question of time when we shall have our own building. 



174 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The active chapter will hold its annual banquet on the evening 
of February 8. The place has not yet been decided upon. The 
chapter is also making extensive plans for the Tri-Provincial Con- 
vention which will be held here some time in the spring. 

On the evening of January 6 we initiated two new freshmen, 
Clarence N. Callender, of Wharton School, and Charles C. Taylor, 
of the arts department We have another freshman pledged. 

Phhadelphia, Pa., Wm. H. Kershaw. 

January lo, 1906. 



ALPHA RHO CHAPTER — ^LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 17; January, 1906, 16; loss, i. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 650; January, 1906, 
650. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Clarence Clewell, 1905, has been 
appointed instructor in the department of electrical engineering; 
Thomas H. Sheridan, 1908, and Clarence Lawyer, 1909, held posi- 
tions on the football team ; William F. Banks has been elected to the 
Sophomore Cotillion Club; Brothers Brodhead, Mcintosh, Banks, 
and Archer took parts in the minstrel show; Brother Toone is a 
member of the Banjo Club; Brother Davies is on the basket-ball 
team, is captain of the freshman football team and is marshal of 
the class of 1909 ; S. E. Doak has been elected member of the Lehigh 
Burr board; Brothers Archer and Banks were members of the 
Sophomore football team, and Brother Toone played on the freshman 
team ; Brother Scott is on the gymnasium team ; Brother Qawson is 
president of the Glee Qub and a member of the Minstrel Associa- 
tion ; Brother Mcintosh has been elected treasurer of the Y. M. C. 
A.; Brother Daniels has been appointed a member of the jimior 
promenade committee. 

Since our last report there have been five members added to the 
roll of Sigma Chi, and two members of the class of 1909 have been 
pledged. At no time in the history of the chapter has there been a 
more active interest in collegiate, social, and fraternity affairs. 

We acknowledge visits from Brothers Whale, 1904; Laramy, 
1896; Roszel and Clark, 1905; Miller, 1896; Davies, 1898; and 

Warner, 1895. C. M. Daniels. 

Bethlehem, Pa., 
January lo, 1906. 



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ALPHA CHI CHAPTER — PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 22; January, 1906, 18; loss, 4. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 700; January, 1906, 

750; gain, so. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: James W. Quiggle, 1906, has been 
granted a Louise Carnegie scholarship; Emory L. Diehl, 1908, is 
president of the Thespians ; Joseph H. Himes, 1907, is manager of 
the baseball team ; Earle H. Leathers, 1908, is president of the sopho- 
more class ; Balser Weber, 1908, is secretary of the sophomore class. 

The collie has been so unfortunate as to lose its president, Dr. 
Atherton, who for the last twenty-five years has labored in building 
up old "State," but on account of ill-health has been compelled to 
resign. 

The chapter has been able at last to get back into the chapter 
house which was partially destroyed by fire in the fall. The founda- 
tion of the new chapter house has been laid, and everything is ready 
to go ahead in the spring, under the management of Brother Leit- 
zell, 1904. 

We have, however, suffered the ill fortune of losing six men this 
last term. Bashore, 1905, has completed his work and accepted a 
position with the Carnegie Steel Company at Duquesne. Woodward, 
1907, has secured a position with the Westinghouse Electric Com- 
pany. Engle, 1907, has entered Buckneli. Grazier, Tross, and 
Johnson, 1909, have for the time being left college ; Tross, however, 
expects, to return next year. The chapter has initiated John F. 
Brown, Jr., of Brookville, Pal, and pledged Norman Straub, of Pitts- 
biu*g. Ellsworth C. Dunkle. 

State College, Pa., 

January 10, 1906. 



SECOND PROVINCE 

ZETA CHAPTER — ^WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



PSI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINLA 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 11; January, 1906, 11. 

Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 708; January, 1906, 

7So; gain, 42. 

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176 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

few months. The monotony was broken in January by the excite- 
ment following the adoption by the faculty of the new athletic rules. 
These rules will revolutionize athletics in this university, and they 
probably constitute a stricter code of athletic honor than exists in 
most other universities. 

We recently enjoyed the visit of Brother Scratchley, Zeta, 1877, 
who entertained us during his brief stay with many stories and rem- 
iniscences of the Fraternity. We have had the pleasure of seeing 
Brother Somerville, Psi, 1904, who has just accepted a position in 
St. Vincent's Hospital, Norfolk, Va.. and Brother Mulford, Psi, 

^9^ William S. Barrett. 

Chablottesville, Va, 
January 18, 1906. 

THIRD PROVINCE 

ALPHA CHAPTER — MIAMI UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 9; January, 1906, 16; gain, 7. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905* 3^5 ! January, 1906, 

430; gain, 105. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Brother Trimpe has been elected 
president of the Eroddphian, and has also been elected manager of 
the track team ; he is arranging several intercoU^ate meets. 

Brother Johnson, Miami's big left guard, is proudly wearing the 
"M," Brothers Trimpe, Ralston, and O. O. Fisher will- represent 
Miami in a number of intercollegiate debates. Sigma Chi has two 
out of the six honor students — ^Brother Cblbom and Neophyte 
Blythe. Brother Schweichart is playing a star game at center on 
the basket-ball team. 

We have received visits from Brothers Joyce, Stubbs, McSurcIy, 
Robinson, Munns, Nutt, Starlin, Maxwell, Gerber, Evans, L. W. 
Fisher, Warner, John Gammo, and Hurry, of Theta Theta. 

Charles C. Born. 
Oxford, Ohio, 
January 14, 1906. 



BETA CHAPTER — ^UNIVERSITY OF WOOSTER 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 7; January, 1906, 16; gain, 9. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 1,016; January, 
1906, 1,154; gain, 138. 



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Honors from students or faculty hdd by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Three leading parts in the play pre- 
sented by the senior class at commencement have been given to 
Brothers Ormsbee, Heindel, and Plumer. 

We have given a number of informal functions at the house, 
one of the most enjoyable being a reception in honor of some out-of- 
town friends and Brother Fred O. Wise, 1905, who is studying at 
Allegheny Seminary. 

Shortly before the Christmas vacation Praetor A. F. McCormick 
paid us a two-days' visit, which we enjoyed exceedingly. 

Immediately before the holidays we held an initiation, at whiciv 
with all due ceremony, five new men were put through. Their names 
are : McGosh T. Gardiner, Harold E. Hamilton, J. Edgar McQel- 
land, George H, McDonald, and Clifford O. Morton, all of the class 

^^' George S. Luckett. 

WoosTER, Ohio, 
January 12, 1906. 



GAMMA CHAPTER— OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 19; January, 1906, 15; loss, 4. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1906, 1,050. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : O. M. Schlabach, 1907, is assistant 
in the German department and is now holding daily classes ; C. Em- 
erson, 1907, and O. M. Schlabach, 1907, are members of the debat- 
ing team ; and M. Carmean, 1908, is on the basket-ball squad. 

The annual Pan-Hellenic banquet will be held Friday evening, 
February 15, in the Armory. Considerable interest is being shown, 
and the reports from the different fraternities show that the attend- 
ance is going to be large. 

On Friday, February 22, the new John Edwards Memorial Gym- 
nasium is to be dedicated. This handsome structure is located in the 
south part of the campus, and is 150 feet long by 80 feet wide. It 
is built of mottled paving-brick, laid in black mortar, and is covered 
with a red tile roof. The building will be dedicated at noon, when a 
coll^^ dinner will be held in which the whole student body, faculty, 
and friends of the university, and visitors will participate. In the 
evening the first home game will be played by the basket-ball team. 

Fifteen active members returned to Gamma this term. Brothers 
Gallant, Buck, and Patterson have left school and are engaged in 



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178 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

business in the city. Brother Marriott, recently one of our active 
members, has returned to the city and established himself in the 
hardware business. 

We are pleased to acknowledge visits from Brothers A. F. Mc- 
Cormick, praetor of the province; Parmlee, of Alpha Zeta; Jess 
Craig, of Theta; Will Rice, 1900; Charles Fell, 1904; and Russel, 

" ^^' L. N. LiNDENBERGER. 

Delaware, Ohio, 
January 18, 1906. 

MU CHAPTER — ^DENISON UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 13; January, 1906, 13. 

Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 475 ; January, 1906, 

523 ; gain, 48. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : Robert Luse, 1907, has been elected 
treasurer of the State Oratorical Association. 

So far we have had a very profitable year in every way. The 
number of students is larger than ever before, and the school is 
flourishing. The physics and chemistry departments have been in- 
stalled in the basements of other buildings awaiting the completion 
of Science Hall. 

Our football team, in spite of the cancellation of two or three 
desirable games, has had a successful seascm, and the record of the 
basket-ball team to date is very encouraging. Brother Moore repre- 
sents us on the basket-ball squad, and Brother Luse took second 
place in the cross-country run. 

We are glad to announce the initiation of Edward L. Stockdale, 
1908, of Cambridge, Ohio. Greatly to our regret, our pledged man, 
Leslie Snyder, has left us for an eastern preparatory school. 

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays we enter- 
tained informally several times. We now are planning for our an- 
nual alumni banquet, which will be held in March in celebration of 
the thirty eighth anniversary of the founding of Mu, when we hope 
to welcome many of our alumni and other Sigs. 

We wish to acknowledge visits from Brothers Frank Amos, 
1903 ; Frank Lewis, 1902 ; Harry Davis, 1899 ; Joseph Pugh, Beta, 
1901 ; C. C. Hills, Epsilon, 1904; Joseph C. Green, ex- 1905; and 
Henry R. Colby, ex-1903. Francis W, Morley. 

Granvoxe, Ohio, 

January 10, 1906. 



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ZETA ZETA CHAPTER — CENTRAL UNIVERSITY 
Chapter membership: January, 1905, 9; January, 1906, 11; gain, 2. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Brothers Gray, 1908, Rodes, 1908, 
Glass, 1908, and N. Rodes, 1907, have been awarded the university 
"C" in recognition of their work on the football field last season ; 
N. Rodes and Joseph, 1909, are members of the Glee Qub ; Watkins, 
1908, is on the basket-ball team; and N. Rodes is captain of the 
track team. 

The opening of the new year found all the active members back 
with the exception of Louis Smith, 1908, who has entered business 
in Dallas, Tex. • Since our last letter, Zeta Zeta has been much 
strengthened by the acquisition of Frederick Glass, 1908, who was 
initiated on November 28. 

No large social functions have been tmdertaken by the chapter 
during the winter term. Plans are being laid for our province con- 
vention to be held in Columbus, Ohio, during the Easter vacation. 
About half of the members hope to attend. 

Upon our return to college after the holidays we found a beauti- 
ful chafing-dish awaiting the chapter, the gift of loyal Sigma Chi 
"sisters." The rest-room of our apartments has recently been pa- 
pered and decorated with drawings by Brother Gray. 

Zeta Zeta has had the pleasure of visits from Brothers Anderson, 
1904, of Chicago, Tarkington, 1904, of Colorado, and Van Winkle, 
of Cincinnati. 

Nelson D. Rodes. 
Danville, Ky., 
January 15, 1906. 



ZETA PSI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 

No letter received. 



LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER — KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE 
Chapter membership: January, 1905, 15; January, 1906, 15. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 700; January, 1906, 

750; gain, 50. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Brother Steele is secretary of the 
junior class, and also president of the jtmior society known as the 
"Mystic Thirteens." 



I80 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The examinations and holidays are over, and all the Lambda 
Lambda boys are back in college. We are sorry to lose Brother 
Rodes, who left school to fill the office of deputy sheriff of Fayette 
Coimty. Last year we lost two men by graduation — ^Brothers Gil- 
bert and West. We take pleasure in introducing three new mem- 
bers to the Fraternity: Jeremiah Harrison Powell, 1909; Rob- 
ert Garrett, 1909; and Alexander Philip Hamilton, 1909. 

We gave up our halls the first of the year, but hope soon to se- 
cure rooms in the Southern Mutual Life Building. 

A. WiNSLOw Steele. 

Lexington, Ky., 
January 8, 1906. 



MU MU CHAPTER — ^WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 16; January, 1906, 10; loss, 6. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 700; January, 1906, 
800; gain, 100. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : Cecil Austin won the medical prize 
which is offered for the student who maintains the highest averages 
during his freshman year. Burke Stathers and a pledge named 
Lewis, each have won places on the university debating team. Last 
year West Virginia's debater won second place in the contest held 
at Cornell ; in this contest Cornell, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio Wesl^an, 
Ohio State, and Oberlin participated. Burke Stathers has been 
elected football manager for 1907. In basket-ball we are represented 
by only one man, Earle Mason, but on the diamond this spring three 
Sigs are likely to make Varsity positions. Brother Miller at first, 
Brother Austin behind the bat, and Brother Mason as captain and 
second-base man all bid fair to sustain the reputation of West Vir« 
ginia on the ball-field. 

The new home of Mu Mu Chapter is about to be finished, after 
almost herculean efforts on the part of Brother Whitman, ably as- 
sisted by the active members and our loyal alumni. It is hoped that 
Mu Mu will be so fortunate as to get the provincial convention in 
Morgantown, so as to give the West Virginians an opportunity to 
show their brothers the conveniences and beauty of their new house. 

On January 19 the initiation of seven pledges will be held, the 
first in the new house. This initiation has been delayed several 
terms, in order that all might be ready and some of the interested 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 1 8 1 

alumni might be invited. By the chapter membership noted above 
a loss of six is shown, but this will be more than offset by the initia- 
tion of the new members. 

S. C. Austin. 

MORGANTOWN, W. Va., 

January i6, 1906. 



ALPHA GAMMA CHAPTER— OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 

Giapter membership: January, 1905, 14; January, 1906^ 22; gain, 8. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, i35o; January, 
1906^ 2,000; gain, 150. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Brother Foster is captain of the 
basket-ball team: Brother Secrest is pla3ring guard on the same 
team : Brother Myers has been appointed president of the Ohio Re- 
publican Gdlege League ; Brother Stuart is a member of the senior 
social committee. 

Ohio State is in the midst of the most prosperous year in its 
history. The new Qiemistry and Mining Buildings are practically 
completed, and add greatly to our circle of imposing buildings. 

Our football season was one of the most successful we have ever 
had. Although two of last year's basket ball stars did not return, 
we have a championship five. 

Brother George Ellstrom, we are sorry to report, did not return 
this term, but will be with us again in the fall. He has accepted a 
position in Fitchburg, Mass. 

In the social affairs of the university Alpha Gamma is holding 
a prominent place. Last term we introduced our initiates with an 
informal dance at the Country Qub, and several other informal 
functions were given. At present we are preparing for a dance to 
be given in February. 

We desire to acknowledge visits from the following brothers: 
Cauder, Stewart, Craig, and Atkinson, of Beta ; Crittenberger, Carr, 
and Balfour, of Lambda. 



H. I. DODSON. 



Columbus, Ohio, 
January 8, 1906. 



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FOURTH PROVINCE 

LAMBDA CHAPTER — INDIANA UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 21; January, 1906, 16; loss, S 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 1,200; January, 

1906, 1,500; gain, 300. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Fontaine Talbott Fox, Jr., 1908, 
has again been selected to illustrate the Arbutus. He will be assisted 
by Sam Wylie, 1905, who will do the decorative work. 

Work on Lambda's new $15,000 chapter house is prog^ssing 
rather slowly at present on account of the weather. It will not be 
ready for occupancy by the opening of the spring term, as had been 
hoped ; but the boys expect to move in by April 15 at the latest. 

Pan-Hellenic spirit was shown recently when Phi Gamma Delta 
gave a dancing party in honor of Sigma Chi. A week later Sigma 
Chi reciprocated the favor. 

January 20 was University Foundation Day, and the customary 
holiday and ceremonies were observed. 

The contract for the new library has been let, and work will 
begin in a short time. Maxwell Hall (the present library) will be 
occupied by the law department. 

Frederick Smith, 1895, who has been engaged in journalistic 
woik in New York, is now doing literary work here. Brother Smith 
has been very successful as a short-story writer, 

Howard Kahn. 

Bloomington, Ind., 

January 10, 1906. 

XI CHAPTER — ^DE PAUW UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 14; January, 1906, 17; gain, 3. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 750; January, 1906, 

850; gain, 100. 

The new year finds Xi in a most excellent condition, last term 
having been one of the most successful periods in the history of the 
chapter. We greatly regret that our number has been decreased 
this term by the absence of Brothers Law and Burkett. In every 
branch of college activity Sigma Chi is always well represented. 

De Pauw has taken the initiative in a movement for dean ath- 
letics, and, although considerably handicapped in football, she 
emerged from a trying schedule of games with a most creditable 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 1 83 

record. Brothers Douglass and Law acquitted themselves with 
honor on the gridiron, and each was rewarded with a "D." Basket- 
ball is now occupying the center of athletic interest, and with a good 
schedule arranged the team expects to win a majority of the games. 
There is a movement on foot to form an inter-fraternity basket-ball 
league, and should this movement materialize, Sigma Chi will play 
an important part. The prospects for a strong baseball team next 
spring seem to be brighter as the season approaches. Brother Davis 
will play at his old position in the out-field. 

We are now looking forward to the state banquet and province 
convention, which occur in Indianapolis in February. This is held 
as one of the important events of the year, and the occasion always 
insures a large attendance by Xi men. 

George T. Stine. 
Gbeencastle^ Ind., 
January 10, 1906. 



RHO CHAPTER — BUTLER COLLEGE 

Qiapter membership: January, 1905, 4; January, 1906, 6; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 300; January, 1906, 

300. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : James H. Brayton will have charge 
of the senior celebration, and James E. Montgomery of the sopho- 
more celebration, on Founder's Day, February 7. 

Butler College seems to be about to overcome the difficulty under 
which she has been laboring for some years, viz., that of insufficient 
endowment. Joseph I. Irwin, of Columbus, Ind., has offered the 
college $100,000 on condition that $150,000 be raised from other 
sources. We understand that about two-thirds of the amount is 
now subscribed, and that the authorities expect to raise the remainder 
by commencement time. President W. E. Garrison is now giving 
all his attention to this matter. 

The institution has given up intercollegiate athletics, at least for 
a few seasons. The athletic affairs at Butler have been conducted 
very loosely of late years, and as a result, just after the close of the 
football season, the Indiana College Athletic League passed a ruling 
barring Butler from contests with its members. The faculty and 
trustees of the college then instituted a careful investigation and, 
finding that several students had received inducements to enter But- 



1 84 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

ler for athletic purposes, recommended that Butler give up inter- 
collegiate contests until her teams and those of her sister-coU^ies 
had been purged of professionalism and unfair methods. The stu- 
dents since this action have taken great interest in intra-collegiate 
athletics, and numerous class and fraternity teams have been formed 
in basket-ball. An inter-fraternity series is now being arranged. 
Rho, however, does not expect to win vast honors in this line. The 
State Tennis Association will hold its annual meeting here in May, 
and the state tournament will be played on the Butler courts. 

Rho Chapter has had its monthly informal dances, but further 
than that nothing pretentious will be attempted until our annual 

party in Tune. •., r-w r- 

^ ^ '^ Will H. Conner. 

Indianapous, Ind., 

January 19, 1906. 






CHI CHAPTER — HANOVER COLLEGE 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 7; January, 1906, 9; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 115; January, 1906, 

115. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Brother Phesant received honorable 
mention from the factilty because of his good work, his average be- 
ing 9.75 for the term's work, the highest record. Brother Seward 
is a member of the basket-ball team. 

Our chapter is doing nicely this year. We have initiated two 
men and have two pledge-men, the best in college, bringing our 
total membership up to nine. 

We were honored by visits from Past Grand Consul W. L. Fisher 
and Brother Applewhite recently. ^ -, _. 

Hanover, Ind., 
January 15, 1906. 



DELTA delta CHAPTER — ^PURDUE UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 10; January, 1906, 12; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 1,400 ; January, 

1906, 1,600; gain, 200. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Brother Reed is a member of the 
promenade committee ; Brother Humes is a member of the Athletic 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 1 8 5 

Board; Brother Kurz is president of the Pan-Hellenic Council; 
Brother Humes represents the chapter on the Exponent staff; 
Brother Schaff is assistant manager of the Minstrels. 

Delta Delta has beg^ preparations for her annual reunion, to be 
held immediately after the dosing of the school year in June. The 
junior prcmienade, to be held in February, promises to be as enjoy- 
able as usual. 

Brother Tom Andrew, Delta Delta, 1903, now located in Seattle, 
Wash., visited the chapter recently. Brother Pratt, Phi Phi, I904> 
was here with Robert Edeson in Strongheart. Brother W. A. 
Colt, Delta Delta, 1907, and wife visited Lafayette on their way to 
tiieir home in Las Animas, Colo. 

Purdue has entered its basket-ball team in the Western Inter- 
collegiate League which was formed in Chicago during the holidays, 
and a number of close and exciting contests are anticipated with 
such teams as Wisconsin, Minnesota, and others. 

Lafayette, Ind., F. A. ScHAFF. 

January 10, 1906. 

FIFTH PROVINCE 

OMEGA CHAPTER, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 14; January, 1906, 19; gain, 5. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 2,682; January, 

1906, 2,740; gain, 67. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : Loyd R. Roberts is a member of the 
junior social committee and Willard J. Dixon is chairman of the 
sophomore social committee. 

Nat Alcock, ex-1902, is recovering from an operation for appen- 
dicitis. B. B. Early was called home to Rockford, January 6, by the 
sudden death of his mother. R. O. Warrington and J. R. Sexauer 
spent part of the Christmas holidays at Omega Chapter House in 
Evanston. Brother FuUerton, of Tau Tau, spent Thanksgiving with 
us. Brother Lucock, affiliate of Tau Tau, is now living at the Sigma 
Chi house. Brother Jobbins, Nu Nu ex-1908, moved to his home 
in Aurora, 111. 

The annual Pan-Hellenic promenade will be held February 23, 
at the Evanston Country Club. 

EvANSTOH. lu., Arthur B. Smith. 

January 9, 1906. 



1 86 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

THETA THETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 35; January, 1906, 31; loss, 4. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 4,000; January, 
1906, 4,300; gain, 300. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Brother Coon, 1906, was recently 
elected president of the Senior Council, a newly created representa- 
tive body which has for its fimction the investigation and supervi- 
sion of all student affairs. Brother De Visser, 1907, has been ap- 
pointed chairman of the committee on general arrangements for the 
junior dance to be given on February 9. 

The first semester is practically ended, and the February exami- 
nations are staring us in the face once more, with their usual dis- 
quieting speculations as to which of the old familiar names will be 
missing from the new roster. But small matters like these pale into 
insignificance before the advent of the annual junior dance which 
is scheduled for the evening of February 9, and which will of course 
be "bigger, greater, grander than ever." Sigma Chi will make even 
better than her customary good showing this year, as an unusually 
large number of the brothers have signified their intention of at- 
tending. Our usual house party will be held at this time, lasting 
over the three or four days between semesters. 

The Michigan-Wisconsin game, which was played here on Sat- 
urday, November 18, was the occasion for the return of many of 
the old faces to our midst, as well as a large number of new ones. 
Sigma Chi entertained over a hundred guests, including a number of 
brothers from the Wisconsin chapter. Among the Theta Theta 
alumni present were Thomas B. White, 1886 ; Orla B. Taylor, 1887 ; 
Charles F. Delbridge, 1899; Ard E. Richardson, 1899; Arthur D. 
Stausell, 1899 ; Lewis M. Gram, 1901 ; William W. Kittleman, 1901 ; 
Julius J. Nufer, 1901 ; Howard Richardson, 1901 ; Frederick C. 
Mellish, 1903; Raynor B. Haenssler, 1904; John V. Weadock, 1904; 
Charles F. Peck, 1905; Eugene Telfer, ex-1906; Arthur Carlile, 
ex-1908; William Moffett, ex-1906; Lewis J. Weadock, 1905; and 
Lowell T. Murray, ex-1908. After the game an informal smoker 
was given in honor of the Wisconsin Sigs. 

Brother Albert E. Hermstein, 1903, and wife were most welcome 
guests at our chapter house for two or three days last fall. "Herrny" 
has been coaching Purdue for the past two seasons, and while in 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 1 8 7 

Ann Arbor was assisting Coach Yost in rounding up the half-backs 
in shape for the Chicago game. 

Fielding H, Yost, Mu Mu, 1897, has returned to the sunny South 
to recuperate after his strenuous labors of last fall. In view of the 
present controversy over football, and the huge tidal wave of reform 
that is sweeping the entire West, it would seem that his return to 
Ann Arbor next fall might be in doubt ; but as yet we are imwilling 
even to consider the remote possibility of such a loss, 

Jerome J. Weadock, 1908, has returned to resume his law course, 

which he was forced to discontinue last year owing to ill-health. 

Willis F. Dublin. 
Ann Arbor, Mich., 

January 25, 1906. 



KAPPA KAPPA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 28; January, 1906, 27; loss, i. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1906, 3,900. 

^ , Stanley S. Snyder. 

Champaign, III., 

January 15, 1906. 



OMICRON OMICRON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 8; January, 1906, 7; loss, i. 
Registration of students (approximately): January, 1905, 3,000; January, 

19)6* 3i(XX}. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : Earl D. Howard, 1903, has received 
a Doctor's degree in political economy from the university. James 
F. Royster has been given a fellowship in English. Burton P. Gale 
has been elected president of the senior class, and Earl D. Hostetter 
vice-president of the junior class. Karl H. Dixon has been chosen 
chairman of the College of Philosophy and a Junior College coun- 
cilor, and Brother Hostetter a Senior College councilor. Brothers 
Royster, Gale, Hostetter, and Dixon were appointed to the guard of 
honor for the bier of the late President William R. Harper. 

Omicron Omicron has fared well during the last quarter, and 
bids fair to do even better in the next three months. It is represented 
in every college activity and has received a generous quota of honors. 

After five years, Chicago has the champion football team of the 
West, and on that team was Brother Gale. The Michigan game was 
his last, as he graduates this year. 



1 88 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The university has suffered the greatest possible loss in the death 
of President Harper. Several members of the chapter knew him, 
not only in his official capacity, but as a counselor and friend, and 
the weight of his loss bears heavy upon us. 

The first initiation of the year is to be held Saturday, January 
25. The pledged men are Herschel Gaston Shaw, Walter Leroy 
Krauskup, Lawrence Roice Grannis, Albert Beebe Houghton, and 
Judson Bennett. 

The alumni have taken an active interest in the chapter and have 
been frequent visitors. Of the active and "acting" chapters eight 
are living in the house. Karl H. Dixon. 

Chicago, III., 
January 15, 1906. 

ALPHA ZETA CHAPTER — ^BELOIT COLLEGE 

Chapter membership : January, 1905, 21 ; January, 1906, 23 ; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 350; January, 1906, 

415; gain, 65. 

Saturday, December 16, was the date of the annual initiation of 
the Alpha Zeta Chapter, and by evening of that day about sixty-five 
loyal Sigma Chis had gathered at Beloit to assist the seven pledged 
freshmen on their perilous march toward the goal of active member- 
ship. For about a month previous to this time the tribune had been 
busy sending out invitations, and the freshmen had spent many an 
hour whittling barrel staves into most artistic varieties of weapons. 
As each incoming mail brought more acceptances from alumni, the 
commissary-sergeant invariably ordered more barrels, while as for 
the freshmen. 

They simply stood and gazed. 

The while their terror greater grew. 

By the time the fateful day arrived, the chapter house was furnished 
with a supply of paddles that would have gladdened the hearts of 
an olden-time schoolmaster, and which carried terror to the quaking 
soul of the stoutest of the neophytes. 

Saturday morning four of the candidates met trains and piloted 
delegations of alumni to the chapter house, while the rest busied 
themselves in making ready for the approaching obsequies. The 
afternoon passed most wondrous slow. Two trees that had long 
been eyesores to the passer-by were transformed into cord-wood 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 1 89 

and everything that had been neglected during the autumn house- 
cleaning was attended to, till at last even the watchful sophomores 
were satisfied. When at half-past five the master of ceremonies 
ordered the "scum-of-the-earth" to appear in the parlors to furnish 
a little amusement for the visitors, one of them timidly inquired 
whether it was not almost time for Y. M. C. A. meeting Sunday 
morning. 

From this time till about eight o'clock 

The mirth and fun grew fast and furious. 
The Piper loud and louder blew. 
The dancers quick and quicker flew; 

till at last even the alumni were glad to call a halt on the preliminary 
"warming-up," and begin the initiation service. 

By half-past nine seven new brothers were wearing the White 
Cross, and Alpha Zeta was congratulating herself upon having one 
of the strongest freshman classes she had ever initiated. Brother 
Harold Moorehouse, 1906, the chapter consul, conducted the cere- 
mony in the fraternity room, and made it one long to be remembered 
by both initiates and the active members of the chapter. 

As the crowd filed upstairs from the sanctum, they discovered 
that preparations were under way for a banquet, and after a delay 
of about half an hour, during which the freshmen were rehabilitating 
themselves and wondering whether it was really true or not, the 
feed began. At the head of the long table sat Alexander E. Mathe- 
son, 1890, of Janes ville; while at the other end were grouped the 
seven new brothers, who divided their attention between consuming 
prodigious amounts of good Wisconsin turkey, and admiring the 
pins on their vests. Six loyal Sig sisters served as waitresses during 
the evening, and contributed not a little to the pleasure of the ban- 
quet. 

Just as the chapel clock struck midnight the crowd adjourned 
to the front porch, there to give a yell for each new member, for each 
chapter represented at the initiation, and several extra ones for the 
benefit of the city at large. Then the house committee announced 
that bids were ready, and the "jockeying for position" began. A 
favored few enjoyed the blessings of wire springs, some found mat- 
tresses on the floor, while still others preferred to sit and smoke and 
talk about old times, till even the soft side of the floor seemed a 
royal couch, and the last alumnus closed his eyes to dream of college 
days and Sigma Chi. 



190 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Beloit has enjoyed a very successful schod year thus far, and as 
usual Alpha Zeta has taken an important part in the life of the insti- 
tution. Harold Moorehouse has been elected baseball captain for 
next spring, and the prospects for a winning team are good. The 
student body greatly regrets the death of Orea G. Morey, our star* 
pitcher, who was drowned shortly before the Qiristmas vacation. 
He was a man whom students and faculty alike admired and loved, 
and his loss will be felt keenly, not only on the diamond, but also in 
the classroom. Our track and basket-ball teams are rapidly getting 
into shape, and Alpha Zeta will undoubtedly be well represented on 
both. On the Glee and Mandolin Qubs, and in the intercollegiate 
debates, Sigma Chi has always been prominent, and this year will 
be no exception. 

Brother John T. McCutchecm, Delta Delta, 1889, was a guest 
of Roy K. Rockwell, 1897, during his short stay in Beloit at the 
time of his lecture here, and an informal stag was given in his honor 
at the chapter house. 

We have enjoyed visits during the year from Brothers Earle 
Carr, 1906; Harry Conley, 1906; Arthur Parmalee, 1905; Paul 
Chapman, 1903 ; Robert Denny and William Schadel, 1907 ; Harry 
Emdu, 1901 — all of Alpha Zeta ; and Brothers Roberts and Taylor, 

^' Roy C. Andrews. 

Beloit, Wis., 

January 15, 1906. 

ALPHA IOTA CHAPTER — ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 12; January, 1906, 11; loss, i. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 187 ; January, 1906, 

247; gain, 60. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: James A. Light secured first place 
in the senior law class on his work during the autumn term. This 
is the fourth time Brother Light has won first honors. 

The day of the small college or university is not in the past, but 
in the future. Notwithstanding the close proximity of the State 
University at Champaign, the enrolment at Wesleyan has been in- 
creased considerably during the past term. 

Our chapter is in a flourishing condition and permeated with 
a feeling of loyalty to the White Cross. 

Bloomington, III., HoRATio C. Bent. 

January 4, 1906. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS IQI 

ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER — ^UNIVEKSITY OF WISCONSIN 

No letter received. 



ALPHA PI CJIAPTER — ^ALBION COLLEGE 

dapter membership: January, 1905, 8; January, 1906, 10; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 400; January, 1906, 

450; gain, 50. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Wilbur Smith has charge of high- 
school athletics for the winter term. 

Alpha Pi gave its first social function of the college year recently, 
entertaining the ladies at the annual term informal. The rooms were 
tastefully decorated in the Fraternity colors, shaded chandeliers 
shedding a mystic glow over all. Various members gave their par- 
ticular Sigma Chi sttmts. A three-course lunch was served, and at 
the prescribed college "closing hour" the stirring Fraternity yell 
sped the parting guests. 

President Dickie announced at the first chapel service of the 
new term that he had received for the college a gift of $10,000. The 
amount will be expended in improvements on the central building, 
and in the erection of a new biological laboratory. 

The chapter is regretting the loss of three of the older men, who 
have left college to accept positions. Stanley Weidman has ac- 
cepted a position with the Motmt Pleasant National Bank ; L3mn B. 
Gee returns to his business in Lakeview, Mich., and Arnold A. 
Odium is teaching in Grand Rapids. 

Donald R. Ramsdell. 
Albion, Mich., 
January 13, 1906. 



ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 16; January, 1906, 12; loss, 4. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 3,500 ; January, 

1906, 3*800; gain, 30a 

The annual junior ball is to be given February 9, in the Univer- 
sity Armory, and a considerable number of Sigs will be there to 
represent us. The active chapter will give its formal party at the 
Minikado Qub Minneapolis, on April 20. We have already given 
one uance this year, an informal, at the Roosevelt Qub, on October 
18. 



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We regret to report that since the writing of our last letter we 
have lost Brothers Okes, Knowlton, and Bly, all of whom have ac- 
cepted positions in other states. 

We wish to acknowledge visits from Brothers Dexter, Alpha 
Lambda, 1892, and Roy Bosworth, Alpha Sigma, 1900. 

Charles F. Jackson. 
MiNNEAPOus, Minn., 
January 10, 1906. 



SIXTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA EPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA 

No letter received. 



ALPHA XI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 21; January, 1906, 23; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately): January, 1905, 1,235; January, 

1906, 1,585 ; gain, 350. 

We have pledged and initiated one new man since those who 
were taken in last October. We wish to introduce Brother Qare 
Brigham, 1908, of Belleville, Kans. 

Brother Wellington was given a farewell banquet on December 
9, as he was leaving school. A number of alumni were present, 
and Sigma Chi spirit ran high. We all regret to lose Brother Well- 
ington, and wish him the best of success. No less do we regret the 
loss of Brother Warren Henley, who left us the first of the new year, 
to enter business at Blue Rapids, Kans. 

The annual banquet given by the Kansas City alumni to Xi Xi 
and Alpha Xi Chapters was held on November 29, on the eve of the 
Thanksgiving football game between Missouri and Kansas. A large 
delegation from Alpha Xi was present, and though our Missouri 
brothers were very hopeful for the next day, yet the usual result 
followed — Kansas was victorious. 

One of the most enjoyable times ever spent by the brothers of 
Alpha Xi was at the Christmas house party given by Brother Waldo 
Wellington at his home in Ellsworth. Twenty-eight Sigma Chi 
boys and girls held possession of the Wellington home, as well as 
the town of Ellsworth, from Christmas day until after New Year's. 

Brother Harold Henry, of this chapter, who has been studying 
music in Europe the past four years, gave a recital here, under Ae 



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auspices of the School of Fine Arts of the university, on December 
19. The Sigs had a line party, or rather a "bunch" party, as we oc- 
cupied the greater part of the middle section of seats in the audito- 
rium. After the recital we gave a "smoker" in honor of Brother 
Henry at the house. Brother Henry is making a tour of the more 
important cities. 

During the latter part of December we received a visit from 
Brother Charles Smith, Alpha Xi, 1887. Brother Smith was one of 
the founders of this chapter, and he related many interesting facts 
concerning the organization of the chapter. Another welcome vis- 
itor was Brother C. D. Hurry, of Lambda, who is now national 
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. Paul J. Wall. 

Lawsence, Kans., 
January 10, 1906. 



BETA GAMMA CHAPTER— COLORADO COLLEGE 

Qiapter membership: January, 1905, 15; January, 1906, 17; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 450; January, 1906, 

450. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : George A. Allebrand is president of 
the freshman class. 

On December 2 the chapter gave the first of a series of dances to 
be continued at intervals throughout the year. 

On December 21 George A. Allebrand, of Colorado Springs, was 
initiated into the Fraternity. Allebrand is a graduate of Cutler 
Academy, where he made a reputation in athletics and as a leader 
in his class. After the initiation an informal spread was held in the 
house. 

Early in December, President Slocum announced that Colorado 
College was to have a school of forestry. General Palmer and Dr. 
William A. Bell, of Colorado Springs, have donated for the purpose 
a valuable forest reserve — Manitou Park — ^, tract of land of 15,000 
acres, two-thirds of which is covered by forest. The present valua- 
tion of the land is conservatively estimated at $150,000. The im- 
portance of such an addition to the college is readily seen when we 
remember that there are only four important schools of forestry 
in America today. Thomas Hunter. 

CdLosAoo Sfbings, Colo., 
January 7, 1906. 



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XI XI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 30; January, 1906, 19; loss, 11. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, i^oo; January, 
1906, 2,000; gain, 200. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : Eugene F. Salisbury, 1908, is captain 
of the 1906 football team. O. B. Brockmeyer is right half on the 
All- Western and full-back on the All-Missouri football teams. 

Since our last letter Casper Bell Rucker, 1909, of Brunswick, 
Mo., has been initiated. 

Xi Xi begins the new year in a prosperous condition, with most 
of the men already back at work. During the holidays we secured a 
fine location for a chapter house, the construction of which we hope 
to commence this spring. The chapter-house ftmd, which was started 
two years ago, has been growing so rapidly that it is only a matter 
of a short time when Xi Xi will own by far the finest chapter house 
in Columbia. 

Although the football season was not so successful as we had 
hoped for, Brother McLean is to be complimented on the work he 
got out of the team. Xi Xi was represented by Brothers Salisbury, 
Brockmeyer, and Rucker on the 'varsity, and Brothers January and 
Culbertson in the football squad. Brother Salisbury, on accotmt of 
his good work at end during the last two years, was elected captain 
of the 1906 Tigers. Brother McLean has returned to take charge of 
the track team, and we are looking forward to as successful a season 
in track and baseball as we had last year. Xi Xi will be represented 
on both teams. 

The new gymnasium is rapidly nearing completion, and will be 
opened in about a month. James A. Dunn. 

Columbia, Mo., 
January 9, 1906. 

ALPHA ETA CHAPTER — STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 12; January, 1906, 16; gain, 4. 
Registration of students (approximately): January, 1905, 1,560; January, 

1906, 1,740; gain, 180. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : Irving C. Hastings has been awarded 
the position of center on the All-Western freshman football team, 
and was recently elected secretary of the local Athletic Union. Ed- 



LETTERS PROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 1 95 

ward C. Barrett, 1908, has been elected to membership in Phi Delta 
Phi, the legal fraternity. Last fall witnessed the installation of a 
chapter of Phi Beta Pi, a medical fraternity, of which Brothers 
Bemis and Bums are charter members. The writer has been elected 
editor-in-chief of the Hawkeye, the 1908 junior annual. 

We are pleased to have with us again Donald W. Miles, 1907, 
who returned late in the fall from his home in Salem, Oregon. 
George A. Wilson is at present in Des Moines, Iowa, having been 
re-elected to the position of first assistant secretary of the senate. 
He will resume his work in the College of Law next quarter. 

The social season was inaugurated January 12 by a formal party 
at the University Armory, given by the Delta Delta Delta Sorority, 
which several of the brothers attended. 

Visits have been received from Brother H. A. Baughn, ex-1907, 
and Brother Ed Stockdale. We also acknowledge a pleasant and 
profitable visit from Grand Praetor W. E. Hardy, of Lincoln, Nebr., 
whose stay, though short, was one long to be remembered, because 
of the encouragement and many helpful suggestions which he 
offered. Joe S. Beem. 

Iowa City, Iowa, 
January 13, 1906. 



TAU TAU CHAPTER — WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



SEVENTH PROVINCE 

ETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 8; January, 1906, 20; gain, 12. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 350; January, 1906, 

350. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: C. P. Huggins, 1908, is captain of 
the baseball and football teams for 1906. George Leavell, 1908, is 
tennis manager for 1906. 

At the opening of the present school year there were only ten 
old men on tiie field, but by the manifestation of the right spirit and 
co-operation on their part, Eta has enjoyed a highly prosperous 
season. On November 3, six candidates were initiated ; a week later, 
another, and on January 6 three more were added to our number. 



196 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Wc are pleased to acknowledge visits from Brothers Pate, 
Hardy, Laudrum Leavell, James B. Leavell, Fisher, Evans, Morri- 
son, and Lake, of Eta ; and also from Brother Craig, of Theta, repre- 
senting D. L. Auld & Co. Isaac C. Knox. 

University, Miss., 
January 9, 1906. 



ALPHA NU CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 18; January, 1906, 22; gain, 4. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 1,025 ; January,. 
1906, 1,200; gain, 175. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Charles M. Robards, 1907, was 
elected president of his class for the winter term; William B. 
Blocker, 1906, was elected president of his class for the spring term; 
Rufus W. King, 1906, was elected president of the law department; 
Palmer M. Archer, 1906, was elected president of his class for the 
winter term. 

Looking back over the year. Alpha Nu can in no instance find 
cause for complaint. In all walks of university life the Fates have 
been kind to us and generous with their laurels. As a finishing touch 
to our social career in 1905 we were the hosts of a very pleasant 
dance late in November ; also of three informal dinner parties to our 
Sig sisters in December. Lucius J. Polk, Jr. 

Austin, Tex., 

January 9, 1906. 



ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER — ^TULANE UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 13; January, 1906, 13. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 1,200; January, 
1906, 1,150; loss, 50. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Esmond Phelps, 1907, is president 
of his class, having been re-elected with practically no opposition. 

Alexander Ficklen was re-elected president of the Glindy Burke 
Literary Society, and is one of the representatives of the society in 
the annual intersociety debate. 

Brother Westfeldt, 1908, was substitute full-back for Tulane, and 
made the Tulane-L. S. U. game. The ch^ter is well represented 
on the college annual board, besides having two members on the 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 197 

editorial staff of the college weekly, and one on the college monthly 
board. 

Tulane has once more commenced work, and is trying hard to 
make up for the time lost by the late opening on account of the yel- 
low fever. Fortunately, there is but a slight loss in the registration 
roll. We suspected a plan to cut short the Christmas holidays, but, 
as luck would have it, the Society for the Advancement of Science 
met at the university and occupied all the rooms, preventing us from 
returning, in spite of strenuous efforts, until January 4. 

Tulane has been much improved during the summer, especially 
by additions to the technological department. The meeting here, too, 
of the before-mentioned society has given northern men a glimpse 
of what we are doing down here, and shown them that Tulane is 
rapidly pushing her way to the front rank of universities. Unfortu- 
nately,, we lost our only football game, which was played against 
Louisiana State University, but as it is the first time in four years 
that we have not won this game, and as it was only after a very lim- 
ited practice that our men went in, we do not feel very badly over it. 
Our new basket-ball team, started only in the latter part of October, 
has met with great success, defeating the Southern Athletic Qub in 
the first public game it played. It is soon to start on a tour to At- 
lanta, Birmingham, and some other cities. 

It has recently been decided to build professors' houses at Tulane. 
They will be erected back of the present football field, somewhat on 
the plan of those of the University of Virginia. 

During the Christmas holidays Brother Gus Westfeldt, 1904 
of Harvard, visited us. He says that he is doing well there, 
has passed two examinations, and belongs to the Southern Qub. 
We take great pleasure in introducing three new brothers — ^Aikin, 
Henri Howard, and Brooke Duncan — ^to the Fraternity. 

Alexander Ficklen. 
New Orleans, La., 
January 10, 1906. 



ALPHA PSI CHAPTER — ^VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 

Chai>ter membership: January, 1905, ^; January, 1906, 19; loss, 13. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 600; January, 1906, 

700; gain, 100. 

By the time this goes to press Alpha Psi will have gone through 
the fight for freshmen, and we feel quite sure that she will come out 



198 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

as victorious as usual. Owing to rules passed by the Pan-Hellenic 
Association last spring, no fraternity will be allowed to ''spike" a 
man before February 4, 1906. The freshmen, being thus barred 
from fraternities, have formed the campus club, and, in spite of the 
sophomores, have given several delightful dances. 

On December 7 Alpha Psi gave a smoker to Brother Fielding H. 
Yost, coach of the University of Michigan football team, who had 
journeyed to the Southland to be best man at the wedding of our 
esteemed coach, Dan McGugin. 

Brother Patterson has been elected to represent Alpha Psi at the 
Seventh Province Convention to be held in New Orleans during 
Mardi Gras. 

We wish to acknowledge visits from Brothers Robinson and 
Crane, who were in Nashville with the University of Texas football 
team ; and also from the following old Alpha Psi men ; T. M. Neal, 
J. M. Jenkins, D. P. Brown, E. B. Tucker, and Ed Graham. 

J. S. England. 

Nashville, Tenn.^ 

January 15, 1906. 



OMEGA OMEGA CHAPTER — ^UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 14; January, 1906, 18; gain, 4. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 390; January, 1906, 

550; gain, 160. 

The damage done to the main building by the fire in October has 
been repaired. 

Hugh Pritchett, 1908, has been compelled to return to his home, 
in Villa Rica, Ga., on account of ill-health. 

Since our last letter the following pledges have been initiated: 
Thomas Bennett Freeman, John Heyward Sutton, Qarence Benton 
Crook, all 1909. William G. Huxtable. 

Fayetteville, Ark., 
January 12, 1906. 



EIGHTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA BETA CHAPTER — ^UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 8; January, 1906, 5; loss, 3. 

The University of California opened on January 15. California 
Hall, the third building of the greater university, was dedicated on 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 199 

that day. It is a very handsome structure, built of white granite, 
at a cost of $250,000. 

Although but five of our old men are back this term, we antici- 
pate a successful semester, as we have two men pledged and hope to 
have as many more in a couple of weeks. We hope to make arrange- 
ments with our neighboring brothers, both at Stanford and in San 
Francisco, for a banquet in the near future. 

Emile Huguenin. 
Bkrkeley^ Cal., 
January 22, 1906. 



ALPHA UPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 14; January, 1906, 10; loss, 4. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 800; January, 1906, 
900; gain, 100. 

The Alpha Chi Omega Sorority has installed the Epsilon dap- 
ter, with a good charter membership. 

On January 2 the College Liberal Arts had the formal opening of 
its new buildings. The speaker of the evening was Brother James 
B. Goucher, president of the Woman's College of Baltimore. He 
complimented the school very highly upon the marvelous growth 
which it has made during the past two years. 

Alpha Upsilon expects to have a home of its own before the 
beginning of another semester. In the meantime we are arranging 
to rent quarters for the coming term. 

J. D. Foss. 
Los Angeles, Gal., 
January 10, 1906. 



ALPHA OMEGA CHAPTER — LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



UPSILON UPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 15; January, 1906, 17; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 801 ; January, 1906, 
825 ; gain, 24. 

The first semester of the University of Washington is about to 
close. Final examinations will begin January 24. The local foot- 
ball season closed at Thanksgiving, and on that day Washington 



200 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

was defeated by the Oregon Agricultural College. Out of seven 
games played this year, Washington lost two, tied two, and won 
three. Spring activities are now beginning. The track squad is 
turning out three times a week, under the direction of Captain Smith. 
The baseball squad will soon begin some indoor work. Brother 
Glouster is captain of the rowing crew, and has about twenty men to 
pick from. 

There has been added to the museum the valuable collection of 
Phillippino minerals, woods, pottery, etc, exhibited at the Lewis and 
Qark Exposition. 

The bright prospects with which the year opened for Upsilon 
Upsilon still continue. We have pledged Fred Wills, who will be 
initiated in the near future. Brothers Christie, Smith, and Shaw 
gained positions on the football team, and all won their "W's." 

A. Cooper, 
Seattle, Wash., 
January lo, 1906. 



NINTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER — HOBART COLLEGE 

Chapter membership: Jamiary, 1905, 12; January, 1906, 21; gain, 9. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 85 ; January, 1906, 
no; gain, 25. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : Barent L. Visschner, 1907, has been 
re-elected manager of the football team for 1906 ; he is also manager 
of the Glee and Mandolin Qubs. Ashley T. Pitt is president of the 
sophomore class, and assistant manager of baseball. Benjamin M. 
Tucker is treasurer of the sophomore Qass. Carlton H. Bremer, 
1907, is a member of the board of editors of the year book, the Echo, 

Since our last letter we have initiated our two pledges, Albert G. 
Neel, 1909, and L. Hoyt Evans, 1909. 

The Glee and Mandolin Clubs are soon to give an entertainment 
In this organization we have no less than eight members. Soon after 
midyear we are to give a college opera. The words of some of the 
songs have been written by Brothers Pitt, Connette, and TiflFany, 
The music was composed by the last named. 

Dexter H. Phillips, Jr. 

Geneva, N. Y., 

January 10, 1906. 



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ETA ETA CHAPTER — ^DARTMOUTH COLLEGE 

Chapter membership: January, 1906, 32. 

Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 925 ; January, 1906, 
ifioo; gain, 75. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Brother Atwood, 1905, is doing 
post-gjaduate work and is librarian in the Tuck School; Brother 
Bishop, 1906, has been awarded honorable mention and honors in 
German and English ; Brother Pillsbury was elected to Alpha Kappa 
Kappa (medical) ; Brother Dowdall is on the college band; Brother 
Morrissey, 1908, is a member of the basket-ball squad; Brother 
Hinman, 1907, is on the Aegis board. 

On December 13, Eta Eta held its twelfth annual initiation ban- 
quet at The Hanover Inn. Our guests on that occasion were 
Brother Lekberg, Rho Rho 1907; Brothers Hazen, Holden, and 
Bolzer, of the Dartmouth faculty, and Brother Perley R. Bagbee, 
1893. Brother Frank McDonough, as toastmaster, called for the 
following toasts: "Consul's Address," A. H. Ayers; "Welcome," 
R. B. Cunningham ; "Response," T. R. Smith ; " Aliunni," H. D. At- 
wood ; "Sigma Chi," C. M. Bishop ; "The Sig Girl," W. Currier ; 
^'Dartmouth," A. Brown. During the winter season we are plan- 
ning to have a series of smoke-talks by our brothers in the faculty. 

Dartmouth has opened her basket-ball season very auspiciously 
by successively defeating Manhattan, Princeton, Columbia, and the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Though there remains a 
hard schedule yet to be played, the abundance of experienced men 
and this favorable beginning augur well for a successful issue. 

Dartmouth has added another to her athletic interests by the 
formation of a hockey team. A new publication has appeared, called 
tiie Dartmouth Bi-Monthly — A Magazine for Graduates, 

On February 19, the new Dartmouth Hall is to be formally opened 
by simple exercises. This hall is to be used exclusively for recita- 
tions, and is built on the exact spot where the old Dartmouth HalJ 
was burned one year ago. A new dormitory is to be built, and 
Webster Hall completed, in the spring. The new catalogue shows 
a present total registration — including graduate students — of one 
thousand, and several new graduate scholarships have been added. 

Roy H. Keith. 
Hanover, N. H., 

January 10, 1906. 



202 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

NU NU CHAPTER— COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



ALPHA THETA CHAPTER — MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 16; January, 1906, 21; gain, 5. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 1,550; January, 
1906, 1,466; loss, 84. 

The "Tech" catalogue for 1906 is out and shows a decrease in 
registration for this year, due to the raising of the standard of en- 
trance requirements. 

Brother Qiester Pritchard, one of this year's initiates, has given 
up his school work and returned to Mannington, W, Va., to enter 
business with his father. Since our last letter three new men have 
been initiated : Edwin G. Kinter, Navy 1902 ; R. W. Ryden, and Paul 
H. Fretz, Navy 1903. With one of our pledged men, Alexander 
H. Van Keuren, Navy 1903, this gives Alpha Theta four out of six 
of this year's detail of officers for the government course, to the con- 
fusion of certain of our esteemed contemporaries. 

A smoker was held on December 15, which was a great success, 
due to the assistance of members of the Harvard group and invited 
friends from the battleship "Missouri." 

President Pritchett has resigned in order to give his whole at- 
tention to the distribution of the Carnegie fund for retiring profes- 
sors and instructors. His successor has not yet been chosen. 

James Reed^ Jr. 

Boston, Mass., 

January 7, 1906. 



ALPHA PHI CHAPTER — CORNELL UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 32; January, 1906, 34; gain, 2. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 3,2jo; January, 
1906, 3*385; gain, 155. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : H. J. Miller, of Washington, D. C, 
has been elected assistant manager of the 'varsity crews, and a mem- 
ber of Aleph Samech, the junior class honorary society. We are rep- 
resented on the various class committees as follows : Brother CoflSn, 
chairman of the senior banquet committee ; Brother Holmes, on the 
junior promenade committee ; Brother Schenck, on the junior smo- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 203 

ker committee; Brother Lally^on the sophomore cotillion OMnmittee; 
Brother Camion, chairman of the sophomore banquet committee, 
and leader of the sophomore cotillion; Brother Rowland, on die 
freshman banquet committee. Brothers Cox and Carman have been 
elected to Dunstan, die sophomore honorary society ; Brother Coffin, 
to the Mummy Qub, and Brother Schenck, to Ualanda, the two 
upper-class clubs. Brothers Holmes and Henderson have returned 
from an extended trip with the musical clubs during the Christmas 
holidays. The clubs visited Pittsburg, Wheeling, Charleston, Louis- 
ville, St Louis, Indianapolis, Toledo, and other cities of the Middle 
West. The trip was one of the most successful on record. 

The house party which we entertained on the occasion of the 
Cdumbia football game, November 18, was most successful. An 
informal dance was enjoyed on the evening before the game. Much 
interest is already shown in the junior week festivities, which are 
to take place the last week in January, after the midyear examina- 
tions. Junior week is the most important social event of the college 
year. The principal events are the sophcxnore cotillion, die ice carni- 
val, the Glee Qub concert, die masque comic opera, in which Brother 
T. R. Henderson takes the leading part ; receptions, teas, and dances 
at the various fraternity houses ; and finally the junior promenade. 
Sigma Chi will give a large dance on the evening of February i. 

The prospects in baseball, crew, and track for 1906 are very 
bright Winter practice in these branches has already begun. 

William H. Hopple. 
Ithaca^ N. Y., 
January 6, 1906. 



RHO RHO CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 

Ch^er membership: January, 1905, 23; January, 1906, 29; gain, 6. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 558; January, 1906, 
610; gain, 52. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter : Brother Lekberg is president of the 
Mechanical and Electrical Society. Brother Hierstead is president 
of the Junior Civil Society. Brother Wilson is a member of the 
junior wedc committee and of the Campus Board. Brother Smith 
is our representative on the executive committee of the Athletic As- 
sociation. 

The new year finds the chapter in most prosperous circumstances. 



204 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Our house, which has been undergoing extensive alterations during 
the past fall, is now completely finished and is one of which we are 
all proud. Five new study-rooms, accommodating about three each, 
have been added on the third floor, making eight in all. A bathroom 
and lavatories have been provided on the second floor. The first floor 
has been entirely remodeled. A long reception or living-room ex- 
tends the whole length of the house in front. It is finished in weath- 
ered oak, with stein shelf and burlaps, and is furnished with the 
heavy mission furniture bearing the fraternity monogram. The 
chapter-room adjoins the reception-room, and is furnished similarly. 
The dining-room, opening out with wide double-doors on the right, 
has also been enlarged and refinished. It is so arranged that it 
can be thrown open, making the whole lower floor a large open 
room, ideal for dances and receptions. 

We are planning a series of dancing parties this winter. Brother 
Lekberg recently attended the initiation banquet of Eta Eta Chapter 
at Dartmouth. In the approaching baseball season Brothers Dixon 
and Karl, who were sub-'varsity catchers last year, should make 
good. As we also have four good freshmen in this line, our baseball 
outlook for 1906 is very promising. j -q t 

Orono, Maine, 
January 9, 1906. 



PSI PSI CHAPTER — SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership: January, 1905, 26; January, 1906, 23; loss, 3. 
Registration of students (approximately) : January, 1905, 2450; January, 
1906, 2,750; gain, 300. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in our last letter: Hugh Smith is a member of the 
Senior Dinner Qub; Earl R. Elmer is a member of Monx Head, a 
junior class society; J. W. Kellogg and Qifford Cookingham are 
members of the Skull and Serpent ; John E. Lynch, Carl W. Bausch, 
and F. Murray Gibson made the freshman society Beta Delta Beta. 

Our annual initiation was held November 8. On the following 
evening we held our initiation banquet at the Vanderbilt Hotel. 
Brother D. C. Huntington, of Alpha Alpha, acted as toastmaster. 

Henry Michelsen, E. H. Sherwood, and John E. Lynch attended 
the annual reunion banquet of the New York Alumni Association. 
Our junior promenade, held in the Alhambra on the evening of 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 20$ 

December 19, was a gjeat success. Sigma Chi was represented by 
twenty couples. 

We are pleased to acknowledge visits from Brothers Pitt, 
Phillips, Bremer, Williams, Harvey, Connette, and Baxter, of Alpha 
Alpha; Thompson of Phi; Deeter, of Alpha Phi; Britan, of Chi; 
and Sheridan, of Alpha Rho. 

Harry A. Dunsmoor. 
Syracuse, N. Y., 
January 14, 1906. 



Letters and Reports from Alumni Chapters 

MILWAUKEE ALUMNI CHAPTER 

The Milwaukee Alumni Chapter held its seventh annual banquet 
at Hotd Pfister on the evening of December 30. About forty Sigs 
were present. President Brother James S. Norris was toastmaster. 
Good speeches were made, and there were many of them. 

Among our guests were Brother Stephen T. Mather, president 
of Chicago Alumni Chapter; Brodier Ned Andrew, of Chicago; 
Brother W. F. McCabe, of Beloit and a number of active chapter 
boys from Beloit, Madison, and Evanston. All had a good time, and 
went away more enthusiastic than ever for old Sigma Chi 

Robert T. Merrill, Secretary. 
Milwaukee, Wis., 
January 12, 1906. 



DENVER ALUMNI CHAPTER 

Since vacation time the members of the Denver Alumni Chapter 
have met at four informal dinners. The attendance has been good, 
averaging over twenty. Several visiting Sigma Chis have been 
present on die different occasions, including Brothers Joe Maddodc, 
coach of the University of Utah football team ; Erie Houston, from 
Theta Theta chapter and now a resident of Los Angeles; G. M. 
Weidensaul, the western representative of Davis & C\tgg^ fraternity 
jewelers of Philadelphia, and our much beloved Brother Rush L. 
Holland, of Colorado Springs, whose response to the address of wd- 
c(xne at the semi-centennial will go down in our history as one of 
the gems of Sigma Chi literature. 

Perhaps the event of recent occurrence of greatest interest to 
members of the Denver Alumni Chapter was the marriage of Brother 
Edwin (Tod) S. Powell, on September 3, to Miss Emily Lippincott, 
of Philadelphia. The ceremony was performed at Littleton,ten miles 
south of Denver. Brother Powell entirdy neglected to advise his 
friends of the affair, and by the time they learned of it, he and his 
bride were too far away for rice or old shoes, having gone up among 
the snows of Routt County, far from the madding crowd, in a canq> 

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LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 207 

wagon. The entire honeymoon was spent in this manner, the couple 
moving their tent and camp-fire from spot to spot, as the whim in- 
spired them. The groom says that the coldest weather encountered 
was forty degrees below zero, which made the morning "tub" a 
slightly chilly ceremony. Aside from the frigidity of the weatfier, 
the novel wedding journey was a gjand success. While the Denver 
alumni feel somewhat disgruntled at being compelled to share 
Brother Powell with a spouse, it is the universal opinion that he is 
to be highly congratulated for having secured such a charming wife. 
Mr. and Mrs. Powell are now residing in Denver at the Shirley 
Hotel 

Everyone in the chapter is greatly pleased with the souvenir book 
of the Semi-Centennial Celebration, which has recently been re- 
ceived. It is in many respects the most valuable and interesting 
publication ever issued by the Fraternity, and one that should be 
in the hands of every Sigma Chi. To those who were fortunate 
enough to attend the celebration it will serve to enhance and renew 
the memories of that glorious occasion, while those who w«re 
obliged to miss it can get from this txx^ an accurate and full account 
of all that occurred at the convention. We would commend 
especially, from an artistic standpoint, the cover-page, which appeals 
to us as rich, dignified, and effective. 

Warren W. HoLLmAV, Secretary. 

Denver, Colo., 

December 11, 1905. 



NEW YORK ALUMNI CHAPTER 

Nothing of material import has happened in the Sigma Chi 
realms in Manhattan since the famous Thanksgiving feast. A num- 
ber of the boys meet every Wednesday noon in the restaurant on 
the top of the Mills Building, at 20 Broad Street, opposite the New 
York Stock Exchange Building, to lunch and talk. It is hoped that 
this mid-week gathering will prove very popular, and out-of-town 
Sigs who happen to be in that vicinity at the time mentioned will 
be very welcome to stretch their legs under the table with us. 

We recently had the pleasure of a call from Brother Will Heath, 
of the Hibernian National Bank of Chicago, formerly of Champaign, 
IlL He was in New York attending the bankers' convention and 
banquet. Brother Eldridge brought him over to the Wednesday 
lundi, where he met a number of the boys. Brother Heath was an 



208 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

active factor in keq)mg Sigma Chi alive at Champaign when the 
faculty was endeavoring to stamp it out. This was at the period of 
the famous Purdue fight, where Brother Eldridge was doing tiie 
public work for the sub rosa chapter, and the similar situations re- 
sulted in an extensive correspondence between himself and Heath; 
but until this meeting in New York, after a lapse of twenty years, 
they had never come into personal contact 

"Tod" Powell, of Denver, blew into the city Friday, December 
29, accompanied by his better half, which helpmate he took unto 
himself about two months previously. Twenty-four hours gave him 
no opportunity to meet the fellows, and only a taste of the possibili- 
ties offered by the metropolis, but it was sufficient to make him de- 
termine to come again and stay longer. 

The New York Sigs will probably have a number of informal, 
inexpensive dinners during the spring, and hope thereby to keep up 
interest in fraternity matters, and to become better acquainted and 
better organized. Any Sig locating in this city or visiting here, if 
he will make himself known, is assured that he will be warmly wel- 
comed. 

Marion M. Miller, Secretary. 

New York City, 

January io> 1906. 



BALTIMORE ALUMNI CHAPTER 

The fourth annual dinner of the Baltimore Alumni Chapter was 
held at the Hotel Studio, Saturday, November 11, 1905. A special 
effort was made on the part of the committee to make this event a 
notable affair, as it was the fourth anniversary of the founding of 
the chapter. 

After the elaborate menu had been disposed of, our president, 
Brother McComas, as toastmaster, called Uie banqueters to order, 
and spoke of the growth and conditions of the Baltimore Alumni 
Chapter. Brother Famham, of Washington, the father of the chap- 
ter, responded to the toast "The History of Epsilon Chi and the Men 
Who Composed It." Then followed Brother Williamson, our dele- 
gate to the Cincinnati Convention, who gave us a most delightful 
account of his trip, and the doings at the convention. 

Brother Gordon, of Washington, the orator of the evening, 
simply charmed his fellow-brothers with his beautiful address in 
response to the toast "Alumni Chapters and Their Mission.'' 



LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 209 

Brother McComas made a motion, which was seconded and 
unanimously carried, to extend a vote of thanks to Brothers Hum- 
richouse and Williamson, who presented to the chapter pictures of 
the Detroit and Cincinnati Conventions. 

Brother McElhone, of Washington, the well-known and popular 
grand praetor of the First Province, whose presence always tends 
to put new life into a man, not only favored us with some of his 
good songs, but told us many interesting happenings in his province. 
He was followed by Brother Acker, of Washington, who gave us 
some excellent advice. 

Brother Chanceller read several letters of r^^et, among them 
CMie from Brother Benjamin P. Runkle, our "grand old man," and 
one from Grand Consul Robert E. James, who regretted exceedingly 
his inability to be present, as this was his first invitation to a chapter 
dinner since holding the office of grand consul. 

A motion was made by Brother Chanceller, seconded by Brothers 
Pierce and Bloodgood, and carried, as follows : 

Whereas^ It has come to the knowledge of the Baltimore Alumni Chap> 
ter that there have been certain abuses in the initiation of Sigma Chis; now, 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this chapter that moderatioon be prac- 
ticed in initiations, and extremes be avoided, and that steps be taken to 
bring about uniformity in initiations of new members, tending to uplift the 
moral tone of the Fraternity. 

We had with us from the Washington Alumni Chapter Brothers 
Famham, Thomas, Gordon, Acker, McElhone, and Evans, who 
added greatly to the pleasure of the evening. In fact, no dinner 
now seems complete without these Washington Brothers, who have 
rendered us much assistance during the past few years. 

Charles W. Humrichouse, Secretary. 
Baltimore^ Md.^ 
December i, 1905. 



KANSAS CITY ALUMNI CHAPTER 

At the Midland Hotel, at 8:30 on Wednesday evening, Novem- 
ber 29, Interlocutor McCune sounded the signal, "Gentlemen, be 
seated," and the Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Banquet of the 
Kansas City Alumni Chapter was in session. From the cities, towns, 
and rural districts of the two neighbor states the Sigs had once more 
gathered beneath the old emblem, on the eve of the great Jayhawk- 



210 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Tiger football argument. Most of the arguing, to be sure, was done 
before the game, and very little afterwards — ^but "that is another 
story/' The game came out something like: Kansas, $2,000; Mis* 
souri, $2,000; and that is the real score. For further details, see 
letters from Alpha Xi and Xi Xi. 

But on the eve before, all was quiet along the Constantine 
rendezvous, and peace was once more untiringly doing her cele- 
brated brooding act — 2l fact to which due tribute was paid later in 
the evening by Brother Newton. Only about half of the sixty-five 
brothers who drew their chairs to the board were local manbers. 
Kansas active cl^apter sent sixteen men down, and Missouri, with her 
greater distance to come, and her discouraging excursion, incon- 
veniences and delays, finally rounded up two-thirds as many. 

Among sixty-five brothers there were 4,160 handshakes ex- 
changed, which meant 4,160 fuses to set the old Sig fireworics 
ablazing ; and it was said that, in addition, one of the speakers did 
so well that he was congratulated with the g^p by three brothers, 
which would raise the total to 4,163 ; but the truth of this cotdd not 
be ascertained, and the chances are against it, unless it was one of the 
speakers the writer did not hear. 

The entertainment ccmmiittee, headed by our indispensable 
Brother Wright, worked faithfully toward the end that this should 
be our finest banquet thus far ; and for proof that their hopes were 
realized one needed only to sit at the table and look at the faces of 
the brothers assembled. The menu for the seven-course dinner was 
excellently chosen, and the service was good, so that we were all in 
good, full-fed spirits when time was called. The souvenir cigarettes, 
bearing the letters 2 X and the date — an artistic idea of Brother 
Kimberlin's — made a decided strike with the boys, and the wreaths 
of smoke ascended as a tribute to and of Sigma Chi. The menu 
cards, embossed in gold with our coat-of-arms, and engraved with 
the picture of a group of our founders, were unique and valuable 
souvenirs. 

As toastmaster our brother. Judge Henry L. McCune, acquitted 
himself in the same graceful manner in which he presided over our 
recent Grand Chapter during his one session as presiding c^cer. 
His kindness was especially noticed by the young inexperienced 
speakers, for whom he prepared a soft place to alight, rising quickly 
after they had finished and telling one of his funny stories, to relieve 
any embarrassment anybody might feel. 



LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 2U 

After Brother McCune's happy openmg remarks, the toast list 
was opened by our brother. Judge H. C. Tiimnonds, who answered 
to the toast, "Does It Pay?" In his talk he took us over ground 
familiar to some of us, and over some ground new to all of us, and 
by the strength and beauty of his ideas, he banished from our minds 
any thought — ^if ever there had been such — ^that there was, or ever 
could be, any negative to the suggestive question of his subject 

It seems hard for any one to follow Brother Timmonds on the 
list, but when Brother C. A, Newton entered with zeal and facile 
tongue into an enthusiastic eulogy of "The Spirit of Sigma Chi," 
his oratory shone with a luster all its own, and carried us back over 
scenes in our own lives wherein the spirit of Sigma Chi had stood 
out boldly, unquestioningly, broadly for manhood and closely for 
brotherhood. • And when he sat down, the old spirit was afire again 
in our veins, as when in our college days we defended the blue and 
gold in contests political or athletic or as when we pinned the White 
Cross on the girl of our choice. 

Judge A. F. Evans rose with professed preplexity to answer to 
the toast "The Ladies." He could not see why such a fragile subject 
should be placed into his hard and unskilled hands. Then he started 
in, and in language that would have taxed a college professor to com- 
prehend, and in words some of which we did not dream existed, he 
proceeded to show us that he knew everything about every woman 
from Eve down to Mrs. Chadwick, taking us by the Egyptologist's 
route past Qeopatra, and some others with whose names he was 
familiar, but of whose existence nobody else since Mark Antony's 
time had been aware. 

Alpha Xi was well represented by Brother Warren Henley, one 
of the boys who helped Tod Powell make famous his "Denver- 
r-r-r-r — ^Track Six I" Brother Henley spoke on "Initiation," and 
vividly portrayed the terrors of the goat. He believed that the 
initiate should, not be so roughly treated as to need the services of 
an ambulance to ride back in; and under no circumstances was it 
permissible to make a coffin scene actually realistic, by making the 
burial case a subsequent necessity. 

Brother Harry E. Bagby, the athlete, with the justly earned 
"M," took up the topic "Sig Thoughts" for Xi Xi Chapter, and he 
proved that his thoughts were truly Sig thoughts, localized to Xi Xi ; 
for which deserving chapter he and his chapter brothers have the 
dream of all true Sigs — 2l chapter house of their own. 



212 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Up to this point in the program no personalities had been in- 
dulged in, and all were enjoying the peace and contentment of a 
well-filled stomach and a quiet mind. An original poem, by Brother 
Thomas Parr)% was yet to come, and poems are harmless things, 
some of them — just the cup of coffee, as it were, to top off the 
oratorio-gastronomic meal with which the body of our mind had 
refreshed itself. But this one was charged. Like an accusing con- 
science which we had thought long since to have quieted, Brother 
Parry's verses smote the air. He dug up the past which we thought 
was forgotten of all save the recording angel's tear-blotted and 
long-turned pages, and he held its hideous truths with rhythmic 
swayings before our horrified eyes. One brother to a verse — first 
the accusations, and then the denouement; and with each denoue- 
ment some brother fell, and none was there to help him. Three da3rs, 
or such a matter, Brother Parry claimed, was all the time he had 
used in the preparing of his poem ; but it must have taken years of 
ferreting to gain the mass of dark facts with which he poisoned the 
tips of his metered darts ; and surely in so short a time no man ever 
set upon its feet such remarkably well-shod verse as that released 
by Brother Parry. 

The disappointment of the evening was that Brother I. E. Lam- 
bert, of Emporia, could not be with us and respond to his toast, 
"Coll^^ Days." However, we know that when time and forces 
meet, we shall not be the losers for having waited. 

Musical numbers by the Alpha Xi Quartette, served, with our 
toastmaster's apropos remarks and comments, to smooth out the in- 
tervals between toasts. A vote of thanks was given Brother Wright, 
chairman of the entertainment committee, and Brother Kimberlin, 
our secretary and treasurer, whose previous ideas and efforts al- 
most exclusively made possible the' great success of the banquet 
During the evening we exchanged greetings with the Chicago and 
New York Alumni Chapters, and with Denver ; also with Phi Delta 
Theta and Phi Ganuna Delta, who were ccmvened under the same 
roof with us. 

Finally, with the evening's pleasures at an end, we rose, and, with 
the good old song, "A Sig I Am," pushed the hands on the dial 
across the midnight hour, and set our faces toward the next year. 

W. Ray CuFFORa 

Kansas City, Mo., 
January 27, 1906. 



Miscellaneous Notes 



Hasold L. Shertz^ Phi Phi 1905, is practicing law in Philadelphia. 
Erwin R. Lamp, Phi Phi 1905, is practicing dentistry in Milwaukee, Wis. 
WiLMOT L. Baughn, Alpha Eta 1905, is practicing law in Omaha, Nebr. 
Chester Todd, Beta 1905, is studjring in Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Brothers Woodworth and O'Briek, Delta Delta 1905, are in the South- 
west 

W. Bradfc»d Hyney, Alpha Pi 1905, is instructor and coach at Yankton, 
S. D. 

Harvey F. Connell, Psi Psi 1903, is with the Solvay Process Co. of 
Syracuse. 

William H. Hall, Psi Psi 1906, is with the McMillan Book Co. in 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Floyd C Hughs, Phi Phi 1905, is engaged in business at his home in 
Cape May, N. J. 

M. K Crowell, Alpha Beta 1906, is with the California Packers' Associa- 
tion, Los Angeles. 

Alan McEwen, Alpha Beta 1909, is doing reportorial work on the Bul- 
letin of San Francisco. 

William N. Moffett, Phi Phi 1905, is practicing dentistry with his 
father in Detroit, Mich. 

Le Roy Connell, Psi Psi 1902, is purchasing agent for the Western 
Electric Co. at Kansas City. 

Harry H. Connell, Psi Psi 1903, has a position with the H. H. Franklin 
Automobile Co. of Syracuse. 

Thomas McGregor, of Chi, has been elected secretary of the Merchants' 
Association of Madison, Ind. 

Alexander H. Oneal, Phi Phi 1905, is a resident physician of the Muni- 
cipal Hospital of Philadelphia. 

S. Brittan Seeley, Omicron 1908, has been made assistant superintend- 
ent of the Berwick Water Co. 

Harris F. Yost, of Mu Mu, has returned to Morgantown after his stren- 
uous season of football in Michigan. 

L. T. Allen, Kappa Kappa 1905, grand praetor of the Fifth Province, 
has opened a law office in DanyiUe, IlL 

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214 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Raynor B. Hanessler, Theta Theta 1904, is taking a course of instruc- 
tion on the pipe organ at Ada, Ohio. 

Clayton G. Hinckley, Alpha Pi I905» is professor of mathematics in a 
boys' private school at Los Angeles, CaL 

Frank Lewis, Mu 1902, has been admitted to the bar, and is now in 
the office of Doyle & Lewis, Toledo, Ohio. 

Clark S. Langton^ Psi Psi 1903, is in the Pittsburg office of the West- 
inghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. 

Ernest O. Sweetser, Rho Rho 1905, is an instructor in civil engineering 
at Washington University, St Louis, Mo. 

Charles F. Sterne, Epsilon 1906, is interne at the Episcopal Eye, Ear, 
and Throat Hospital in Washington, D. C. 

Mark Winchester, Mu 1902, was admitted to the bar last December, 
and is now practicing law in Toledo, Ohio. 

Frank C. Dutton, Alpha Beta 1902, is with Baldwin & Howell, real- 
estate and insurance agents, San Francisco. 

Michael J. McCrudden, Phi Phi 1905, is working on a Pennsylvania 
Railroad survejring corps near Philadelphia. 

Morse O'Dell Plain, Psi Psi 1905, is in the Syracuse office of the 
Westingfaouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. 

Tabor Hamilton, Delta Delta 1901, is assistant master-mechanic of 
the Pennsylvania Railroad shops at Verona, Pa. 

H. M. Ferguson, Alpha Phi 1903, is employed at Everett, Wash., in 
erecting a power plant for the Westinghouse Co. 

James S. Fulton, Theta Theta 1905, is now an assistant erecting en- 
gineer at the Carnegie Steel Mills, Homestead, Pa. 

Thomas O. Sheppard, Mu 1903, and Joe Green, Mu 1905, have left for 
Arizona, where they are interested in an orange grove. 

Roy R. Brockett, Psi Psi 1905, has left the Archibald-Brady Co. to 
assume a position with the Middle States Inspection Bureau. 

E. J. Satchell, Phi 1900, has accepted a position as chemist with the 
American Smelting Co. in Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico. 

John D. Keith, Theta 1899, was elected district attorney of Adams 
County, Pa., on the Republican ticket at the November election. 

WiLUAM S. Barry, Eta 1881, has been appointed president of the Missis- 
sippi River Levee Board, to succeed Joseph M. Jayne, Zeta 1870. 

Hardy Mitchell, Delta Delta 1894, has accepted the position of mana- 
ger of the Boston office of the American-La France Fire Engine Co. 

Fred O. Wise, Beta 1905, has recovered from an attack of typhoid 
fever, and has resumed his studies in Allegheny Theological Seminary. 



PERSONALS 215 

Roy R. Peck, Theta Theta 1902, instructor in the Romance language 
at Michigan, is studying for his doctor's degree in Freiburg, Germany. 

J. Allen Dickson, Theta 1905, has accepted a position with a surveying 
corps of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and at present is stationed at Pittsburg, 
P^ 

J. J. KuEBLER^ Phi 1902, lately admitted to the Northampton G>unty 
bar, has opened a law office in the Easton National Bank building in Easton, 
Pa. 

£abl B. Snyder, of Mu Mu, visited his chapter for several days during 
Yuletide. "Dog," as he is termed, has a position with the Uniontown Coal 
Co. 

Frei^rick Dale, a charter member of Alpha Chi, surgeon in the United 
States Army, has been transferred from Washington, D. C, to the Philip- 
pines. 

Charles F. Peck, Theta Theta 1905, who is employed on the Pennsyl- 
vania lines west of Pittsburg, has been transferred from Cambridge, Ohio, to 
Qeveland. 

William N. Marsh, Theta Theta 1905, and Kappa 1903, expects to hang 
out his shingle in Seattle, Wash., as a practicing attorney, some time in the 
near future. 

R. L. HiGGimoTHAM, Xi Xi 1901, has resigned his position as assistant 
claim agent for the Iron Mountain Railroad, and is practicing law at 
Wynne, Ark. 

H. T. Fbost, Alpha Ganuna 1906, has accepted a position with Richards, 
McCarty & Bulford, architects, of Columbus, Ohio, and is living at the 
Sigma Chi House. 

Norman P. Lawson, of Upsilon Upsilon, whose recent marriage is an- 
nounced elsewhere in this issue, has left for the Philippines, where he will 
fill a government position. 

Richard H. Jesse, Psi 1875, president of the University of Missouri, 
was elected president of the Association of State Universities at the recent 
meeting held in Washington. 

£. S. Shefreld, Jr., Alpha Beta 1904, has returned from Alaska, where he 
was employed by the Treadwell Mining Co. He will be connected with one 
of the mines of the Mother Lode. 

C. Alvin Emerson, Alpha Zeta 1903, and Alpha Theta 1905, has re- 
ceived the appointment as bacteriologist-in-chief, and sewage expert to the 
Sewage Commission of Baltimore. 

John A. Cutin, Alpha Theta 1892, of Brookline, has been appointed 
aide-de-camp on the staff of Governor-elect Curtis Guild, Jr., of Massa- 
chusetts, with the rank of major. 



2l6 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

G. C. JOHNSTOKE, Kappa Kappa 1905, who has been acting as graduate 
football manager, has left for Bloomington, III, where he intends resinning 
the practice of his agricultural profession. 

Henky W. Bikle, Theta 1897, has formed a law partnership with John 
Douglass Brown and Robert D. Jenks, under the name of Brown, Bikle 
& Jenks. They will practice in Philadelphia. 

Alexander Camp^ Alpha Nu 1901, who was first assistant county attorney 
of Dallas County, Tex., 1904, has resumed the practice of law, and has 
recommended his classmate and frater H. D. Ardrey for his successor. 

Herbert D. Ardrey, Alpha Nu 1901, first assistant county attorney of 
Dallas County Tex., is in the crusade against the gamblers of Dallas, filing 
injunction suits against the owners and lessees of the gambling houses. 

Harry C. Coburn, of Epsilon, has returned to Washington after a course 
in medicine at St Joseph's Hospital, Baltimore, and at Bellevue Hospital, 
New York. He will begin the practice of medicine in Washington shortly. 

Paul D. Swartz, Beta 1904, visited his parents at Wooster during the 
Christmas holidays. Brother Swartz is chemical engineer for the Boston 
Subway, a position of great responsibility, to which he was promoted only 
recently. 

James H. Price, Eta 1890, was appointed associate justice of the Supreme 
Court of Mississippi, and, after serving for six months with credit and dis- 
tinction, resigned to resume his law practice, which was more lucrative and 
congenial to his tastes. 

WiLUAU C. Martin, Eta 1881, the most brilliant student who ever at- 
tended the University of Mississippi, and who is now Chancellor of the 
Natchez District, has very strong indorsements for appointment as associate 
justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court 

H. F. SiMRALL, Jr., Eta 1872, has moved from Vicksburg to Columbus, 
Miss., and is conducting a paper in the interest of the Woodmen of the World, 
being sovereign escort of that order, and district deputy for the states of 
Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas. 

Alexander H. O'Neal, Theta 1901, and Phi Phi 19051 whose special 
term of service at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital has expired, has 
been appointed assistant resident physician of the Municipal Hospital, Phila- 
delphia, where only contagious diseases are treated. 

The Mississippi Legislature convened January 3, and contained its usual 
quota of Sigs, as follows: Senate — Ninth District, Gerard Brandon, Eta 
1882; Tenth District, Stephen Thrasher, Lambda 1859; Thirty-fourth Dis- 
trict, Alcorn Glover, Eta 1891, who is also prominently mentioned for Lieuten- 
ant-Governor in the next campaign. House of Representatives — Duke M. Kim- 
brough. Eta 1896; S. R. Coleman, Eta 1867. 



PERSONALS 2 1 7 

George A. Robertson^ Alpha Nn 1900, has been assistant county attorney 
of Dallas G>unty, Tex., for the past srear, being with the grand jury which 
stays in session the year around. Mr. Robertson was chosen treasurer of the 
Texas District and County Attorneys' Association at its annual meeting in 
September. 

Geobgb a. Lung, Kappa 1883, contributed an article to a recent number 
of the Journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, 
entitled **Alcohol— the Depreciating Factor of Efficiency." The article has 
attracted wide notice, and in view of the limited circulation of the journal it 
has been reprinted for general distribution. 

Thomas C. Bell, Alpha 1857, who became so well known to those who 
attended the last Grand Chapter at Cincinnati, was among those on the 
Pacific Coast who attended the autumn initiation of Upsilon Upsilon at the 
University of Washington. Past Grand Consul McMillin conducted the 
ceremonies, and his son was among the candidates. 

Chaslis Denby, Sigma 1882, was recently appointed chief clerk of the 
State Department He has a record of twenty years' good service in China. 
He went to Pekin with his distinguished father, became first secretary of 
legation, was charg6 d'affaires at different times, and during the joint 
occupaton in 1900 was secretary general of the provisional government 

£. E. Bkougher, Eta 1890, serving his second term as county attorney 
of Cass County, Tex., is a candidate for county judge, with very flattering 
prospects of success. He is still an ardent fraternity man, attending the Ma- 
sonic grand lodge and the head camp of the Woodmen of the World at Waco, 
Tex., which body elected him representative from Texas to the sovereign 
camp which met at Chattanooga, Tenn., May 9-18, 1905, where he was ap- 
pointed chairman of the Committee on State and Interstate Log-rolling 
Associations. 

The King of Korea and all his retinue held full sway at the Hancock 
last night It was a society event; the society of the university and the city 
turned out The house was full, jammed, packed; in fact, so full that the 
students fought for standing-room. While the performance, which was 
staged and written by university people, could favorably compare with the 
professional plays of that character, it should be classed with the only other 
original 'varsity play, the Huttutts, and to say that it took equal rank with 
that memorable production would in a measure do justice to the King of 

Korea Max Bickler, Sigma Chi, who also is an old hand at the amateur 

show business, followed Mr. Wall and Miss Hill in Give My Regards to 
Grace Hall. Throughout the performance Mr. Bickler played no mean part 
It was he, with Miss Zulu Nash, who simply delighted the audience with a 
song and dance, "It All Depends upon the Man." This was perhaps the 
greatest hit of the whole entertainment — Statesman, Austin, Tex., November 
30, 1905. 



2l8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The very successful inaugural banquet of the Indiana Society of Chi- 
cago, on December 21, looked like a Sigma Chi function. Lea D. Matfaias 
was chairman of the committee on invitations; Charles Ailing, Jr., and Hugh 
H. Hadley are trustees of the new organization. Besides these, the following 
Sigs were present: Romeo Johnson, Indiani^iolis ; Judge H. H. Vinton, La- 
fayette; Dr. Charles H. Holmes, Kokomo; W. A. Heath, H. N. Kelsey, Benja- 
min F. McCutcheon, W. D. Mann, Frank D. Ader, Guy Cramer, Harry L. Say- 
ler. John T. McCutcheon made some brilliant caricatures of Senator Bev- 
eridge, who spoke, and of other prominent Hoosiers. George Ade made a 
witty speech, which the Record-Herald summarized as follows: 

George Ade, introduced by Toastmaster Joseph H. Defreet at "the sage 
of the latter-day Brook Farm," was the first to commence the pcan of Indiana's 
greatness. He opened by addressing his audience as "Mr. Ringers,** declaring 
that he observed many merely honorary Hoosiers in the gathering and asserting 
that whenever an Indiana banquet was given all the sons of all the common- 
wealths were eager to rally themselves with the ruling race. 

Then George denied he had ever given the historic explanation for tiie 
numbers of clever Indianians in Chicago— *'the smarter they are, the quicker 
they come"— stating that there were two reasons why he should not have said 
it: "first, because it isn't true; second, because it is a chestnut" 

Then he began to talk upon the theme "Hoosiers I Have Met" He 
mentioned the well-known fact that his native people had always held themsdves 
apart from "the low-browed agriculturists, mere business men, and cheap 
professors" of the three adjacent states of Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky, forming, 
as they do, a special class from which come the poets, geniuses, and great ones 
of the world. 

He spoke of his boyhood impressions of Thomas A. Hendricks and Benjamin 
Harrison, and then told of his first meeting with John T. McCutcheon, *Vhen I 
was preparing for a literary career by taking the scientific course in an agrioil- 
tural college." He told old college stories about the early fame of Beveridge^ 
and then paid his compliments to Charles Ailing. 

"When I first came to Chicago," he remarked, "that earnest young reformer, 
Charlie Ailing, was just beginning his career. There is some doubt upon die 
genuineness of Alling's claim to Hoosier birth. There is bitter controversy on 
this point between the town of Madison, his home, and Louisville, Ky., 
Madison claiming that Charlie was born in Louisville, and Louisville that he 
was bom in Madison." 

The shrieks of glee with which this quip was hailed brought Mr. Ailing to 
his feet with the retort: "At least I was not bom in Kentland, Ind.," which 
aspersion upon his birthplace Mr. Ade passed by, in order to asseverate with 
solemnity that in Indiana "no farm hand who did not own an automobile ever 
attempted to break into society." 



Marriages 



James A. Cowan^ Alpha Upsilon, and Miss May Wenger, January 9, 
1906. 

Frank £. Rx7T9« Alpha Gamma 1904, and Miss Grace Malcolm, in De- 
cember, 1905. 

S. Brittan Seely^ Omicron 1908, and Miss Daisy Reed, both of Berwick, 
in October, 190S 

Garland Stahl, Kappa Kappa 1902, and Miss Jane Mahan, at Chicago, 
January 24, 1906. 

Robert £. Meikeljohn, Alpha Gamma 1904, and Miss Beatrice Jones, 
in December, 1905. 

Joseph C. Meyers, Omega Oihega 1907, and li^iss Eva Levi, at Helena, 
Ark., January 4, 1906. 

Milton Durham, Zeta Zeta 1904, and Miss Minerva G>bb, at Knoxville, 
Tenn., November 22, 1905. 

Clarence A. Miller, Alpha Upsilon, and Mrs. Carolyn C Barr, at Los 
Angeles, Cal., January i, 1906. 

Harry D. Snder, Alpha Zeta 1901, and Miss Lora G. Oswald, at Kil- 
bourne. Wis., November i, 1905. 

Walter £. Tenney, Kappa Kappa 1905, and Miss Lottie Woods, at 
Bloomington, III, January 18, 1906. 

Harry B. Canby, Mu 1898, Alpha Theta 1901, and Miss Hannah P. Forgy, 
of Dayton, Ohio, November 21, 1905. 

Hardin K Toney, Eta 1896, of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Miss Florence 
Musseln^an, at York, Pa., January 24, 1906. 

Henry R. Colby, Mu 1903, of Dayton, Ohio, and Miss Mary K Ehren- 
hart, of Springfield, Ohio, November 9, 1905. 

Edwin S. Powell, Rho 1901, of Denver, and Miss Emily Lippincott, of 
Philadelphia, at Littleton, Colo., September 3, 1905. 

John W. Tobin, Alpha Nu 1897, and Miss Flora F. Lewis, at the home 
of the latter. New York City, November 25, 1905. . 

Harry L. Young, Alpha Beta 1905, and Miss Louise Whitney, of Santa 
Barbara, Cal., at the home of the latter, December 23, 1905. 

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220 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

George D. Harper^ Zeta Psi 1891, of Cincinnati, and Miss Edith Salom^ 
of Dayton, Ohio, at the home of the latter, January 4, 1906. 

Merkle Landis, Omicron i8g6, of Carlisle, Pa., and Miss Helen R. Boyd, 
of Chambersburg, Pa., at the home of the latter, October 12, 1905. 

CuFFORD V. Brown^ Alpha Pi ex-1905, and Miss Estella C. Schneider, 
at the home of the latter. Grand Rapids, Mich., December 25, 1905. 

C Richard Yoke, Rho 1896, and Miss Mary Deputy, of Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, at the bride's home, Brownsburg, Ind., January 21, 1906. 

Norman P. Lawsok, Upsilon Upsilon, of Seattle, Wash., and Miss Edith 
Rathbone, of Portland, Oregon, at the home of Major Thomas C. Bell, in 
Portland, December i, 1905. 



Obituaries 



FRANK GRANT HIGGINS, THETA THETA 1886 

The death of Francis Grant Higgins, Theta Theta 1886, which was no- 
ticed briefly in the last issue of the Quarterly, came as a great shock to the 
whole Fraternity. For a number of years he has been a prominent figure in 
the politics of his native state (Montana), and his interest in the larger ques- 
tions affecting the whole nation has been keen. 

He was bom in Missoula, Mont, December 29, 1863, and spent his entire 
life in that city, with the exception of several years when he was receiving his 
education. His first schooling was received in the public schools of Missoula, 
and later he attended the Philips-Exeter Preparatory School in New Hamp- 
shire, afterward entering the Law School of the University of Michigan, 
from which he graduated at the age of twenty-two. Upon his return to Mis- 
soula he entered the practice of law, forming a partnership with W. J. Stevens 
and W. M. Bickford, under the firm name of Stevens, Bickford & Higgins. 

Brother Higgins Was a member of the first legislature which convened 
after the admission of Montana to statehood, and it was his bill that provided 
for the establishment of the state university at Missoula. He was elected 
mayor of Missoula in 1892, serving one term. When the Spanish-American 
War broke out he was among tha first to offer his services to his country, 
and served two years as captain of United States Volunteers. Upon his 
return from the South, during the campaign of 1900, he was elected lieutenant- 
governor of Montana, taking his seat in 1901 and serving until January 2, 

1905. 

His keen interest in Sigma Chi is shown by a remark which he made 

to Brother Frederick C. Scheuch in Missoula, just before the last Grand 

Chapter. Brother Scheuch says: 

Shortly before I left for Cincinnati, I met Frank Higgins on the street. He had 
been ill for weeks, and it was his first trip down-town. I spoke to him about the 
convention, and he said : " I should so like to go ; but tell the boys that whenever 
Sigma Chi enters the University of Montana, there will be three lots on the south side 
for them, and my men can drive down the stone from my stone quarries for their 
house.** This was a few weeks before his death, and showed his interest in Sigma 
Chi, and his good heart. He was heart and soul in favor of our Fraternity at Mon- 
tana University, and intended joining the Montana Alumni Chapter which is being 
worked up. 

With permission, we quote from the eulogy on Brother Higgins delivered 
at the Elks' memorial services by Mr. Charles Hall, an attorney of Missoula, 
the following excerpts: 

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As a friend of twenty years' standing, it is a privilege and a consolation to me 
to pay pnbiic tribute to the splendid character and attributes of our departed brother, 
Frank G. Higgins. 

In judging of the character and manner of man that Frank Higgins was, it is 
necessary that we glance at his environment, his early life, and the associations of his 
childhood. His father, the late Christopher P. Higgins, came of that splendid stock 
that has fought liberty's battles in every land on earth. One of the pioneers of the 
West who came with Governor Stevens, following the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, 
he sought for the most beautiful place in all the West where he might settle and build 
him a home. On the plain at the junction of the Missoula and the Bitter Root Rivers, 
where the city of Missoula now stands, he found the ideal spot for which he sought. 
Here he came and builded his home, and here Frank G. Higgins was bom. 

As a lawyer, Frank G. Higgins was proud of his profession and jealous of its 
ethics, and never did I know of his doing an act that would bring discredit upon his 
profession. He was the first native-bom son of Montana admitted to the bar in this 
state, and was, I believe, the first native son elected to the legislature, and the only 
native son elected mayor of this city. In 1900 he was elected lieutenant-governor, 
and was presiding officer of the senate for the years 1901 and 1903. These were 
stormy sessions, and it required the firm hand and steady eye, the indomitable will, 
of Frank Higgins to guide the destinies of our state safely through those troublesome 
times. 

Frank Higgins was a man of parts ; he had his faults, and they were grievous 
ones ; he had his virtues, and they were godlike. He was a man of impulse — one 
who weighed not the consequence of his act, but acted on the moment He was 
strenuous — a man who in the heyday of his youth was good to look upon. He was 
an athlete of superior ability. It is told of him that when he first went east to school, 
the son of the nation's secretary of state, who was the bully of the school, made jest 
at the tall, slender westerner, and finally sent him word that he must fight. The 
messenger wamed Frank of the powers of his challenger and advised him to apolo- 
gize for the fancied insult. Higgins said : ** No, I'll not apologise; and when we get 
through with this fight, this bully will be out of a job." The fight was had ; the tall 
and slender Montanan was uninjured, while his burly and heavier opponent was in 
the hospital. Frank Higgins' name is still a by-word at Phillips-Ezeter Academy* 

Frank Higgins had his faults ; they were known to men ; they were discussed 
and made public by his enemies, and by them ever kept yi the public eye. He had 
his virtues ; he had some of the noblest attributes of any man I ever knew. He came 
of a strong race ; he had strong likes and strong dislikes. Nothing was too good for 
a friend ; no punishment too condign for an enemy. One who did him a good turn 
was never forgotten ; one who betrayed his confidence or abused his trust was never 
forgiven. 

He was a man of exceptional ability, and, had he devoted his years and his 
talents to his profession, would have taken high rank as a lawyer. As a statesman 
and politician he excelled. A clear reader of character, a natural leader, he seldom 
made a mistake in his judgment of men, and seldom failed in his purpose. He led a 
host of friends, and always to victory. In my acquaintance with him he led his party 
in a hundred fights, and never once led it to defeat. 

Frank Higgins was a scholar. The classics and works of political economy 
were his favorite books. He cared not for fiction, but dwelt on facts. He was an 
ardent lover of animals. Every horse he owned loved him and came at his call ; 



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every dog he owned was absolutely devoted to him and knew but him alone. He was 
passionately fond of flowers, and the last time I saw him alive he lay with a single 
carnation clasped in his hand. 

He was lavishly generous, and his generosity was not paraded before the public. 
He hated publicity ; so that the good that he did was known to but few, and they 
could not tell it. I have known of his doing acts of chanty secretly, so that the 
recipient might not know from whom it came. When a sum was to be raised for 
public purposes or for charity, Frank Higgins would say : " Get what you can, and I 
will pay the balance." 

To a few of us was given to know a side of Frank Higgins that the world at 
large did not know. When the call for volunteers came in 1898, the great heart of 
Frank G. Higgins answered the call, and by unanimous consent he was made captain 
of the troop of volunteers that went from Missoula. They were sent to the South- 
land, and by egregious oversight confined in a pestilential area, where the strong, 
perfect sons of these mountains withered and died. Here the true nature of Frank 
Higgins was shown. When his own men were stricken and the inadequate attempts 
of the government to care for her soldiers were so palpable, Frank Higgins out of his 
own means took care of his own men. I have seen him on his knees on the ground 
by the blanket-bed of a comrade, administering to his wants, and I have seen him 
rise from the stricken bedside with tears streaming down his face. In this work and 
in this way he himself was stricken. Here he contracted the ailment that brought 
about his death. 

MARSHALL PEASE GRAHAM, ALPHA NU 1897 

Marshall Pease Graham, Alpha Nu 1897, died at his home in Austin, 
Tex., on December 9, 1905. Brother Graham was during his school days one 
of the most active and enthusiastic Sigma Chis in the Southwest, and his life 
was one of which the chapter was very proud. He prepared for college at St 
Johns School, Sing Sing, N. Y., but decided to come to Texas, his native 
state, and enter the university there for a law education, instead of entering 
Yale. His business career, after leaving the University of Texas, was one of 
marked success, as he was connected with the most prominent banking insti- 
tutions in his home, and later with the real-estate firm of T. Hamilton, Hunt 
& Co., in New York City. Courteous always and kindly to a fault, he won in 
the world of men the confidence and love he had gained in the college world, 
and his death came as a severe blow to his legion of friends. He was a man 
of high ideals, clear intelligence, and unfaltering devotion to the cause he 
believed to be right, and his life has, in the largest measure, brought new 
luster to the White Cross of Sigma Chi. Alpha Nu Chapter has expressed 
its sorrow in the following resolutions: 

Whkrkas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from this life our beloved 
brother, Marshall Pease Graham ; and 

Whkrbas, His brothers in Alpha Nu Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity 
desire to express thehr deepest regret and grief in the loss of their esteemed brother ; 
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Resolved^ That we extend to the bereaved mother and sister and relatives oar 
heartfelt sjrmpathy in their sad bereavement ; and be it further 

Resolved^ That, in our own grief and regret for our bereaved brother, we will ever 
cherish his memory and kindly character, and as an expression of our sorrow and 
love we drape our pins for thirty days ; and be it 

Resoivedf That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his bereaved ones, and be 

published in the Sigma Cki Quarterly and entered on the minutes of Alpha Nn 

Chapter. 

W. H. Richardson, Jr. 

William H. Tobin. 

Charles Rhobards. 



JOHN MARSHALL HAMILTON, GAMMA 1868 

John Marshall Hamilton, Gamma 1868, governor of Illinois from February 
3, 1883, to January 30, 1885, died at his home in Chicago, September 23, 1905. 
The following is clipped from the Chicago Tribune of September 24: 

Portions of Mr. Hamilton's career read almost like a romance. Though bom 
and reared in poverty, he became a state senator before he was twenty-nine, and at 
the time of his holding the executive office was the youngest governor the state had 
ever had. 

He was bom in a log cabin in Union County, Ohio, on May 28, 1847. He was 
one of six children. In 1854, at the urging of Mrs. Hamilton, who was ambitious for 
her children, the family started with two emigrant wagons for Illinois, and finally 
settled in Marshall County. Here the boy got all of his early education at his 
mother's knee. 

When the war broke out, young Hamilton made several attempts to enlist, but 
was rejected on account of his youth. In 1864, however, he saw brief service in 
Kentucky. After managing to obtain a college education at the Ohio Wesle3ran 
University, he returned to Illinois, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1870. 
The next jrear he married Miss Helen Williams, daughter of his former Greek 
professor at the university. 

In 1876 Mr. Hamilton was elected [state senator from McLean County. He 
stood staunchly by Logan in his fight with David Davis for the United States senator- 
ship. In 1880 he was elected lieutenant-govemor, and when in Febraary, 1883, 
Governor Cullom was sent to the United States Senate, Hamilton was duly inaugu- 
rated as gt>vemor of the state. In 1884, however, hearing that Oglesby was a can- 
didate, he gave up his intention of attempting to be his own successor. Two jtxn 
later a number of friends urged Mr. Hamilton strongly to become a candidate for the 
United States Senate. He entered the race, but failed. 

In recent years Mr. Hamilton has practiced law in Chicago, and, for a brief 
time, in Phoenix, Ariz. His office at the time of his death was in the Monadnock 
Building. His wife, a son, and two daughters survive him. 

William Bridges^ Lambda 1901, died at his home in Attica, Ind., in 
November, 1905. 



College and Fraternity Notes 

Phi Delta Theta has recently acquired a new chapter house at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. 

The Delta Upsilon Fraternity announced the installation recently of the 
Illinois Chapter at the University of Illinois. 

According to the latest news from Kappa Sigma chapters, forty-three 
of them, as shown in the directory of the fraternity, are occupying hduses 
daring the present college year. Thirteen of these houses are owned, thirty 
leased; the total shows an increase of seven over last year, the number re- 
ported to the 1905 edition of Baird being thirty-six. In recent numbers of this 
magazine (February, June, October, 1905) pictures and descriptions of nine- 
teen of these houses have been presented. By the time the remaining seven- 
teen have been rounded up there will be yet others, no doubt, so that the 
editor sees no inunediate end to the work of displaying the homes of Kappa 
Sigma. — Caduceus, December, 1905. 

The Delta Upsilon Fraternity is engaged in collecting a library of fra- 
ternity publications, and has appealed to the various organizations for sup- 
port in this undertaking. The only expense connected with the matter will 
be that involved in furnishing sets of books and magazines, and in the pledge 
to continue to send future issues. The material will be permanently installed 
in the New York Public Library (Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundations) 
which insures donors of proper care of the material. The undertaking is in 
the hands of the librarian of Delta Upsilon, Mr. W. Oakley Raymond, 451 
West East End Avenue, New York City. It is to be hoped that all fraternities 
will rally promptly and generously to the support of the undertaking. The 
grand triumvirs have voted to co-operate under the direction of Grand His- 
torian F. A. Perine. 

Of the nine members of the Roosevelt cabinet, live hold degrees from 
well-known higher institutions; two have had several years in academies; 
two are entirely without college training, and one of these is self-taught, 
never having attended any school. John Hay, the late secretary of state, was 
a graduate of Brown University and the law department of the University of 

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Illinois. Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the treasury, took the master's degree 
from Cornell College, and finished the course in the Iowa School of Law. 
William H. Taft, secretary of war, graduated from Yale and took the doc- 
tor's degree from the Cincinnati Law School. William H. Moody, attorney- 
general is an alumnus from Mr. Roosevelt's own alma mater, Harvard. 
Victor H. Metcalf, secretary of commerce and labor, is a Yale man; and 
Ethan Allen Hitchcock studied at the Military School of New Haven. 
George P. Cortelyou took an academic course at Hempstead, L. I. James 
Wilson, secretary of agriculture, never went to school; and Paul Morton, 
late secretary of the Navy, quit school at the age of fourteen years and 
entered a railroad office. — Delta of Sigma Nu, 

Says the D. K. £. Quarterly: "A study of fraternity statistics for the 
past decade illustrates the lines of prog^ress which distinguish and differentiate 
between the older and the newer societies. It has apparently been the aim and 
policy of the newer ones to increase their chapter lists by the freer distribution 
throughout the country of their charters and to swell their membership by 
initiations with greater liberality. The result is that during this period they 
have proportionately outstripped their older rivals in these particulars. Delta 
Kappa Epsilon is the only older society which has during this time maintained 
her relatfve position in membership. In the number of chapters she has fallen 
behind proportionately." Since 1883 Delta Kappa Epsilon has increased the 
number of her active chapters from twenty-nine to forty-one. The Phi Kappa 
Psi, during the same period, has increased the number of her active chapters 
from thirty-four to forty-two. It does not appear that, even as compared with 
such a conservative fraternity as D. K E., Phi Kappa Psi is sudi a rip-roaring 
expansionist as some Phi Psis would have us believe. During the same twenty- 
two years twenty-six American college fraternities have nearly doubled the 
size of their aggregate chapter rolls. — Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. 



The chapters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon have been particularly active 
recently in acquiring chapter houses. In most cases the properties have been 
rented, although in several instances acquisition has been made by purchase. 
The December (1905) Record speaks as follows on the situation: 

When the millennium has at last arrived and the fondest ideids of as all 
have been realized, the fraternity man will see every chapter of his fraternity 
magnificently situated in a splendid chapter house, with the members all good 
men and true, and nothing but prosperity following in the chapter's wake. The 
millennium has, however, been indolently awaited by the slothful for some 
years, while meanwhile the energetic have endeavored to forestall and be ready 
for its coming by the hardest possible kind of work. So it is with the avenge 
fraternity, and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity in particular. Our recent 
growth in the matter of chapter houses is a fair illustration of this. 



COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY NOTES 227 

No less than ten of our chapters have entered new houses in the last 
fourteen months. The fortunate ones are Maine Alpha (Uniyersity of Maine) ; 
Massachusetts Beta Upsilon (Boston University) ; New York Mu (Columbia 
University) ; Washington City Rho (George Washington University) ; Ohio 
Rho (Case School of Applied Science) ; Indiana Beta (Purdue University) ; 
Iowa Beta (University of Iowa) ; Iowa Gamma (Iowa State College) ; Arkansas 
Alpha Upsilon (University of Arkansas) ; and Colorado Zeta (Denver University). 



The Record of Sigma Alpha Epsilon calls attention to the fact that 
(Tharles P. Wood^ New York Alpha 1904, has just been appointed assistant 
editor. Among other things he will have charge of chapter correspondence. 
The administration of this fraternity seems to suffer, in common with officers 
of similar organizations, from the carelessness of chapter officials. The editor 
comments as follows on the subject: 

Poor penmanship and ill-tabulated statistics are the chief faults — both 
rather serious ones. If figures are to maintain their old reputation for non- 
mendacity, they must certainly be authentic to begin with. Moreover, they must 
be set down with sufficient carefulness to make them intelligible to another eye. 
The point about legible writing is even plainer. Hard to condone at any time, 
slovenly chirography in connection with proper names is altogether inexcusable. 
With ordinary narrative writing, the patient editor or compiler can usually 
decipher any word, however badly or stenographically written; but in the case 
of names of people, or even towns this is obviously impossible. The aggregate 
of letters may be read seven different ways, and there is nothing to determine 
which of them is right. Possibly all of them may be, in the manner of Mr. 
Kipling's lays — 

There are five and sixty ways 

Of constructing tribal lays, 

And every single one of them is right. 

Unless a man writes an exceptionally good hand, there is but one way for 
him to transcribe proper names, and that is to "print" them out in unmistakable 
capitals. Indeed, with even the deft penman, this is by far the safest method. 
If they cannot write legibly as a regular habit, let them at least have an interval 
of it when legibility is an indispensability. 



The prosperity of Phi Kappa Psi in the South is cause for rejoicing. 
Otir fraternity was bom near the border line between Northland and South- 
land at a time when that line began to broaden into a chasm. The extension 
of the fraternity into the South during the decade beginning with 1852 was so 
rapid that when the Confederacy sought to set up housekeeping on its own 
account it gathered most of the Phi Psi family about its hearthstone. No 
college fraternity suffered so heavily as did oar own from the effects of the 
Gvil War. A whole group of chapters was obliterated, and the life of erery 
southern chapter was interrupted. The fraternity, from a variety of causes. 



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has never recovered its lost ground in the South— yet there are in that section 
hundreds of loyal alumni of chapters living and dead whose careers have re- 
flected great credit upon Phi Kappa Psi. We doubt if there is in fraternity an- 
nals a parallel to the record of Virginia Alpha, which sent into the Confederate 
service all but about a dozen of the members initiated into that chapter during 
the first decade of its history. Because of all these things it is a pleasure to 
note that three of the fraternity's southern chapters have permanently housed 
themselves during the past two years. Of West Virginia Alpha's beautiful 
home the Shield printed a full description some time ago. This month, the 
notable success of Virginia Alpha and Tennessee Delta is recorded. It is true 
that Virginia Alpha's home, though erected by one closely related to the chap- 
ter, is occupied under lease, but when it is remembered that within recent years 
it has been repeatedly stated that social conditions at Virginia precluded the 
possibility of chapter-house occupancy, the departure of this splendid old chap- 
ter from the established policy of a half-century is notable. No less notable is 
the success of our Vanderbilt chapter in erecting for itself one of the hand- 
somest fraternity homes in the South. Such an achievement puts to shame 
many of our chapters of much older growth. Tennessee Delta is one of the 
Phi Psi babies. We note also that the youngest member of the infant class, 
Illinois Delta has purchased a lot in celebration of its first anniversary and is 
farther along the way toward home-ownership than many chapters which have 
been struggling with the problem in an aimless way for a decade. Certainly 
these are days of notable progress for Phi Kappa Psi. — Shield of Phi Kappa 
Psi. 

In view of the fact that the Quarterly has devoted considerable space in 
the past to high-school fraternities, we take the liberty of quoting in full an 
article on the same subject from the December number of the Beta Theta Pi, 
by Francis W. Shepardson, a professor in the University of Chicago, as 
showing the opinion of a member of another organization like our own. — 
Grand Editor. 

One of the most interesting phases of the development of education in the 
United States is the wonderful growth of the high-school system. There are 
members of Beta Theta Pi today in charge of high schools which in material 
equipment at least have much better facilities to offer than were availab\e in 
the colleges from which they were graduated a score of years or more ago. 
Handsome buildings, well-arranged and well-stocked laboratories, good libraries, 
sometimes an excellent beginning for an art museum, and generally a first-class 
gymnasium, are found in the plant of a high school, at which our youth are 
enabled, without any fees, to get thorough preparation for entering college, and 
sometimes to gain advanced standing of as much as a year of college work. The 
faculty of such a school is usually made up of college-trained men and women, 
some of them with the doctor's degree as evidence of three years of postgraduate 
study, who receive in their monthly checks salary payments which equal, if 



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they do not exceed, those which the college professors of these teachers 
received in their own college dajrs. In ten years the importance of such positions 
has come to be so generally recognized that many a prospective teacher prepares 
himself for a lifework in the secondary schools, the teaching of a specialty in 
such an institution being recognized as both highly honorable and highly 
desirable. 

This development of the high school from the standpoint of material 
equipment and intellectual strength — from the faculty standpoint, so to speak— 
has brought with it a marked change in the institution from the student side. 
This line of distinction between the high-school boy and the freshman has been 
practically eliminated. The high-pchool girl and her college sister are easily 
confused when they are seen together. The boys and girls of the high school 
imitate those who have entered college. With slight differencecs, they wear 
much the same clothes, read much the same books, have much the same ideas 
and ideals. In some of the larger universities the changes mentioned in the 
equipment, resources, ideals, and opportunities of the high schools, taken in 
conjunction with the development of strong secondary schools on private 
foundations, have led to quite serious discussion of the possibility of making 
the college course two years in length only, these two being the junior and senior 
years, those of scholarly tastes being encouraged to spend still other years in 
study in more strictly university lines. No consideration of high-school 
fraternities can be regarded as of any value which does not take into account 
these developments in the general field of high-school activities. For these fra- 
ternities, imitators of the older and more matured college societies, may be in 
their way, a natural development. 

These organizations have been giving opportunity for several interesting 
contributions to educational literature during recent years, the usual drift of 
such articles being decidedly adverse to the existence of the societies. On the 
other hand, some of the fraternities are pretty well established, with periodical 
literature of their own, with long lists of chapters, with alumni control, with 
chapter houses owned or rented, with traditions well formed and therefore with 
a claim for consideration which can not be ignored. Taking both sides of the 
subject with fair treatment, it is clear that discussion should be reasonable. 

In November, 1904, at a conference of academies and hig^ schools working 
in co-operation with the University of Chicago, a committee which had been 
busily engaged in an investigation for several months made a report which was 
afterwards published, and which since has been republished in some of the 
college fraternity magazines. This report set forth the good and the bad elements 
connected with the organizations. The discussion which followed revealed a 
substantial unanimity of opinion hostile to the existence of the societies, many 
of those taking an active part being themselves enthusiastic college fraternity 
men, and therefore in no way open to any charge of being hostile to secret 
societies as such. The conclusions reached were that the societiet were 
objectionable, because: (i) their influence is detrimental to the school; (a) 
they are detrimental to the student himself; (3) they are unnecessary; (4) they 
are undemocratic ; (5) the standards they set up are different from, if not opposed 
to, the standards ideally set up by the school authorities; ffi) they are often ao 



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element of danger in the goverament of the school; (7) any system is 
radically vicious that makes paramount the decisions of immature minds on 
questions of social or other school distinctions. 

Not having had any practical experience in secondary-school work, and 
thinking over the problem from the college standpoint, and particularly from the 
point of view of a firm believer in the efficiency, power, and possibilities of such 
a fraternity as the Beta Theta Pi, I have been wondering what the opinion of 
college-fraternity men would be, if a consensus were sought. And I would put 
the question, not in the form : "Do you as a college-fraternity man believe in the . 
high-school fraternity ?" Rather I would make this inquiry : "In your judgment, 
does the high-school 'frat' man, when he comes into the life of the college- 
fraternity chapter, make as desirable an addition to membership as does a 
student who lacks such experience?" 

That takes the question at once out of the field of secondary-school 
argument into the larger arena of college-fraternity policy. I take it that there 
has always been about the college fraternity an air of mystery which in itself 
has been a charm. I believe that in thousands of cases the initiatiod ceremony 
has opened before a new student an entirely different vista, and has given an 
inspiration whose influence has been lasting. The pride o£ association with his 
brothers, the consciousness of common interest in a common fraternity, the 
gratification because of selection by older men, the novelty of the initiation, 
— all of these have been potent elements of strength to the chapter. Now 
suppose that a boy has had experience in a high-school fraternity. Will he 
relish the initiation ceremony, especially if the horse-play features are not so 
ridiculous as those of earlier experiences? Will he be able to appreciate the 
lessons and suggestions of the ritual as will one who is ignorant of such 
instructions? Will he enter upon the life and activities of the chapter with the 
same fresh enthusiasm and ardor that mark his brother who comes to the door 
of a secret society for the first time? 

I have asked these questions of some representative men in leading 
fraternities, and in every case the answer has been in the negative. In each 
instance also the opinion has been advanced that membership in a high-school 
"frat" has elements of evil which should be considered by the college fraternity 
from the standpoint of self-preservation. The changes in the educational world 
have been hinted at ; our fraternity can not go along in the same old lines without 
watching every movement that may woric to its harm. I assume that our ideal 
member is one who for four years in college works faithfully as an active 
member, and then goes out into the great company of alumni retaining his 
love for Beta Theta Pi, his belief in the excellence of its ideals, his devotion 
to its principles. To preserve this notion we have fought vigorously class 
societies which, on an inter-fraternity basis, have sought to distract our members 
from their primary allegiance. 

We have cast the whole weight of our fraternity against any system 
which tended to restrict our chapter activity to less than four full years of the 
college course. Is there any danger from the other direction? Is Beta Theta Pi 
in danger of being weakened by the introduction of an increasing number of 
new members who have been trained in possibly wrong ideas of the true meaning 



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of fraternity, who have had the novelty of association and comradeship worn off, 
who bring to ns the "I-know-it-all" air and the blas6 spirit, in place of that eager 
interest and enthusiastic ardor upon which we have relied for strength for those 
early days in the fraternity before the true meaning, hopes, ambitions, and 
traditions of the chapter can be drilled into the being of the novitiates? If 
such a danger even remotely threatens us, then I wonder if it is not both the 
duty and the obligation of the college-fraternity man to cast his influence 
against an evil which is being bitterly attacked by those in authority in our 
secondary schools who find the hig^-school fraternity objectionable for the 
reasons given above. Influential men in other college fraternities are considering 
this matter at this very time, and in one case the investigation among the 
chapters has gone to show the injurious effects at which I have hinted as 
possibilities. 1 believe that academy and private dormitory school secondary 
societies have less of the elements of possible evils in them than the strictly 
high-school fraternities. 

The Kenyon College Case. — One of the most despicable cases of yellow 
journalism in the attempt to foist upon a credulous public the universal bad- 
ness of the fraternity system is evidenced and refuted by the following news- 
paper clippings: 

Gambier, Ohio, October 31. — Evidence is accumulating to show that Stuart 
L. Pierson, the seventeen-year-old freshman at Kenyon college who was killed 
by a train on a railroad bridge Saturday night, while awaiting initiation into 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, did not fall asleep, but was tied to the track 
by the members of the fraternity. 

Coroner Scarsborough, of Mount Vernon, Coroner Cameron, of Cincinnati, 
and two members of the Cincinnati police force working on the case, declare the 
boy was tied on the track, and the committee of the fraternity which put him 
there and left him helpless may be arrested, charged with his murder. 

That a former initiatory ceremony included the tying of a blindfolded 
candidate on a spur track, from where he heard the approach of a train on the 
ujtin line in terror until he fainted in fear, has been ascertained by Coroner 
Scarsborough. — Exchange. 

Columbus, Ohio, November 14. — President William E. Pierce, of Kenyon 
College, who came to Columbus to confer with Attorney T. P. Linn, and Rev. 
John Hewitt, both trustees of the institution, concerning the tragic death of 
Stuart Pierson and accusations which have been substantially made, gave out 
a signed statement in which he emphatically denies what he terms "perversions 
of the truth which have got abroad," and ''absolves the students from any 
oharge of misdoings." 

Dr. Pierce, in his statement, says: 

Believing the coroner's finding in the case of Stuart Pierson to be entirely 
mistaken, I ask leave, in the interests of justice, to present the following facts 
which in the eyes of the authorities of Kenyon College, absolve the students from 
any charge of misdoing: 

On the night of the 28th of October, at 9 o'clock, the candidates for 



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inidatioii into the D. K. E. Fraternity, among whom was Stuart Pierson, left 
the college dormitory, each one canying a basket with fantastic contents to the 
solitary rendezvous appointed for him. 

Pierson, saying good-by to his father, who, as an alumnus of the chapter, 
was present for the initiation, set out, in pursuance to directions, for the end 
of the railway bridge, to await there the arrival of a committee from the 
fraternity. Stuart Pierson went there alone, and there is no evidence that he 
saw or met anyone after leaving his father at 9 o'clock. His watch, which was 
broken in the accident stopped at 9:41. 

Almost immediately upon the departure of the freshmen, the active members 
of the fraternity with their alumni, Pierson's father, went in a body to the 
fraternity lodge, which is about a mile in an opposite direction from the rail- 
road, stopping a few minutes on their way at a bakery. Committees were 
appointed to go to meet the several candidates for initiation, Mr. Pierson 
declining the invitation that was given him to go for his own son. The com- 
mittees separated not earlier than 9 140 at the lodge, a mile away from the 
railroad bridge. 

The committee appointed to meet young Pierson consisted of F. R. Tschan, 
the college organist, who was graduated with honor from Kenyon College last 
June and is now a student in the theological seminary; A. £. York, 1907, a 
mature fellow of twenty-three or four, whom Mr. Pierson had selected as a 
suitable roommate for his young son; and Herbert Browne, a former member 
of the chapter, a married man with a family, who is in business in Zanesville. 

At 10:15 York reached my house and then gasped out the story identical 
with that told by every member of the committee and the chapter ever since. 
At the end of the bridge, between the rails, the committee found the basket 
with its contents undisturbed, but the boy was not there, and made no reply to 
their whistles and calls. In the thought that he might have crossed the bridge, 
they started across themselves, only to stumble upon his body perhaps sixty 
feet from the entrance. Hearing the whistle of the approaching train, they 
hastily carried the boy off the bridge with considerable danger to themselves. 
At this point they heard the college clock strike ten. 

My first act was to summon Dr. Irvin Workman, of Gambier, and ask him 
to go to the bridge. Upon his arrival he found Tschan and Browne standing 
by the body in the darkness. He sent one of them to the college pumping 
station near by to procure a lantern; and with the assistance of Edward Gorsuch, 
the engineer in charge of the station, prepared the mangled body for removal. 
There were no traces of bandages or ropes on the bridge or on the body. 

Meanwhile I had sent a messenger for Mr. Pierson, and mjrself broke the 
awful news to him. His first thought naturally was to get the boy home to his 
mother as soon as possible, but, the next day being Sunday, there was no regular 
train which would reach Cincinnati until after dark. At his most earnest 
entreaty I secured a special train, and arranged with the doctor and the under- 
taker to prepare the body for removal, they agreeing to report in full to the 
coroner. The train left Gambier about 4 o'clock Sunday morning. 

Stuart Pierson's body was prepared for burial at my house, and it is the 
concurrent testimony of Dr. Workman, the physician; H. C. Wright, the under- 
taker; Edward Gorsuch, and myself, all of whom were in the room most of the 
time during the preparation of the body, that there were no marks of a 
character to excite the suspicion that the boy had been tied. The coroner admits 
that in his examination of the body in Cincinnati he looked only at the ankles 
and wrists. Having myself seen every dreadful detail of the bosr** injuries, I 
am prepared to assert that the wounds or the right wrist could be understood 
only in connection with the general condition of the whole body. 

In conclusion, I should contradict in detail some of the falsehoods and 
perversions of the truth which have got abroad. 

First, it is not the custom of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, or of any 
other fraternity in Kenyon College, to tie its initiates to the railroad track, nor 



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has there been an instance of the kind known. Barber, the Kenyon freshman 
who is quoted as having testified to such treatment, never made such a statement. 

Second, the members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity did not 
make inquiry from the station agent about the train schedule for that night. 

Third, the bridge was not cleaned by the order of any group of students. 

Fourth, I am not, as alleged, a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fra- 
ternity or of any other. 

Fifth, there has been no attempt on the part of the college authorities to 
stifle investigation. — Exchange. 

New York, November 10. — Declaring that the report that Stuart L. Pierson, 
a young Kenyon College student, at Gambler, Ohio, was tied to the railroad 
tracks on October s8, while awaiting initiation into the DelU Kappa Epsilon 
Fraternity, "is absolutely false, and has no basis," and that the death was wholly 
accidental, the fifty-ninth annual convention of the DelU Kappa Epsilon Fra- 
ternity, which is in session in this city, called on all members of the body and on 
kindred societies to do their utmost to dispel the alleged misrepresentation of 
the facts in the case. — Eschangt, 

The killing of young Pierson during an initiation into a Greek-letter 
fraternity at Kenyon College has resulted in a coroner's verdict holding the 
active members, and two alumni of the fraternity who happened to be present 
at the initiation, responsible. It happened that one of these alumni was the 
father of the boy, and this fact will probably cause the whole prosecution to 
fail. And so it should. It is most absurd to imagine that the members of a 
fraternity would not have done everything in the world to prevent the death 
of one of their new members, had they any idea there was danger. 

But the incident serves to raise the old question as to whether these fra- 
ternities are a curse or a blessing to the college youth. As a matter of fact, 
they are neither. They are simply an expression of the gregarious nature of 
youth and its instinct for social selection. In those colleges where they have 
been prohibited this expression takes the form of clubs, and, if clubs were 
prohibited, it would take the form of cliques without any formal organization. 
There would be cliques and cliques, just as there are clubs and clubs and 
fraternities and fraternities. Some of them seek an ideal of scholarship, others 
work for social precedence, others for athletic supremacy, and so on. It is 
the old question of companionship, and whether his fraternity does the boy good 
or ill depends entirely upon the character of the companionship he finds therein. 

All of them cost money, of course; but so does any kind of gregariousness. 
The college boy's fraternity costs him no more than does the home boy's d^"cipg 
dub and other organizations. It differs from social organizations only in the 
air of deep mystery that appeals to the immature mind, and the oath of brotherly 
love that is required. If college fraternities and college clubs were abolished, 
some of the charm of college life for those that can afford these luxuries would 
be gone, but the character of the college youth would not be materially changed. 
He would still wear a "fried egg" hat and the extremest of clothes, talk tiresome 
drivel and return to the world a child in all but stature. — Exchange, 

On December i dispatches appeared in many of the papers to the effect 
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evidence presented before the coroner, come to the conclusion that Pierson 
had been tied to the track, but were unable to present any members of Delta 
Kappa Epsilon or anyone else for indictment for the crime. 

This is the worst kind of an outrage. Pierson was undergoing initiation 
into Delta Kappa Epilson. Whatever he was doing or whatever was done to 
him out of the normal must necessarily have been part of either the mode 
initiation or the regular ceremony. Hence the conclusion of the coroner 
and the statement of the grand jury each implies that Delta Kappa Epsilon 
or its members were responsible for his death. We have made an effort to 
secure a transcript of the testimony taken before the coroner. If that evidence 
is sufficient to warrant the conclusion that Pierson was tied to the track, 
it ought to be published, so that its character can be weighed by competent 
persons, without scattering broadcast the conclusions of incompetent persons 
about it. The facts are what is wanted, not someone's opinion as to what 
undisclosed statements about the facts may mean. It is cruel to Delta Kappa 
Epsilon. It is unjust to Kenyon College, and a travesty upon justice, for the 
county officials to keep on issuing sensational statements without publishing 
the evidence. 

We have been informed that the evidence upon which the coroner and 
grand jury based their conclusions was that Pierson's body had bruises at the 
wrists and ankles. What other condition could be expected to exist in a 
human body run over by and rolled in front of a railroad train on railroad 
ties? 

It is to be lamented that so many motives apart from a desire to ascertain 
the truth have apparently been allowed to influence the actions of the persons 
charged with the public duty of investigating this sad occurrence. — Beta 
Theta Pi, December. 

Kenyon College, at Gambler, Ohio, was, on the evening of October 28^ 
the scene of a fraternity tragedy which has attracted attention all over the 
country. Stuart L. Pierson, a freshman in the college, was being initiated 
into the Kenyon Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon. The young man's father 
had come to Gambler to attend the initiation. According to the statement of 
the members of the chapter, young Pierson had been told to station himself 
at the foot of an abutment of the railroad bridge and await the coming of a 
committee to conduct him to the fraternity house. When his companions went 
to the spot an hour later, Pierson was not there. Investigation resulted in the 
discovery of the young man's mangled body between the railroad tracks on the 
bridge. The theory of members of the chapter is that the boy, worn out with 
waiting and by loss of sleep the night before, became drowsy and fell upon 
the track, where he lay unconscious until struck by a train. The coroner of 
the county in which Gambier is located has made an earnest effort to make it 
appear that Pierson was bound to the track. This theory of the case has been 
seized upon by sensational newspapers and so thoroughly exploited that most 



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of the reading public believes that the accident was directly the result of a 
foolish initiation prank. Yet there seems to be very little evidence to sustain 
this belief. Certainly college fraternity men will not, in the absence of more con- 
vincing proof, accept it as correct, knowing as they do the disposition of some 
people to make the most of any case against a college society. At the best, 
however, the incident is one of several similar cases which point a moral, 
and that is the undesirability of "horse play" in initiations. Those who indulge 
it not only engage in a foolish practice, totally indefensible on any rational 
grounds, but they take chances on some untoward happening involving them- 
selves and their fraternity in disgrace. Moved in large measure by an inci- 
dent similar to the one at Gambier, our fraternity several years ago legislated 
against "horse play" in Phi Psi initiations. We trust the inhibition is being 
strictly observed, and that the good name of Phi Kappa Psi will never be 
compromised by any tragedy even indirectly originating in this senseless 
business. — Shield of the Phi Kappa Psi, 



Some Opinions on Fsaternitibs. — Not long ago the New York Tribune 
devoted a page to a collection of recent interviews with college presidents and 
professors on the fraternity question in general It is interesting to note that, 
while some of them appear to think— erroneously, most men who study the 
subject now believe — that the whole question of fraternities is still an open 
one, the majority of those interviewed call attention, in one way or another, 
to a certain change in the conditions under which the college secret orders 
work, some going so far as to say that their ideals have almost entirely 
changed, and others believing that their very success and wealth may consti- 
tute a danger to the college in which they find themselves, or at the least 
operate to rob the apparently fortimate members of some of the blessings 
which would come to them from membership in the free and presumably equal 
democracy of the college at large. One, a professor emeritus at Princeton 
who remembers how things were in 1851, a "poor old voice of eighty crying 
after voices that have fled," says, with sorrow which is evidently genuine, 
that the clubs at Princeton, which seem to be identical with "locals" at other 
institutions, have at last ruined the two ancient literary societies in the interest 
of which fraternities have been barred out of Princeton for so long. Passing 
over the few who seem to form their opinion of fraternity affairs from the 
days of 1875 or thereabout, we select quotations from the utterances attributed 
by the Tribune to some of the rest 

Rudolph Tombo, Jr., registrar of Columbia University and a prominent 
member of Theta Delta Chi, said: 

I should be heartily in favor of an arrangement wfaerd>y every university 
in the land would place a limit upon the value of the property to be owned by a 
chapter. Inherently, the fraternity man is not a snob or a cad, but I see grave 
dangers ahead in the extravagant expenditures made for fraternity domiciles in 



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a number of tnstitations. There is a wide gulf between a refined and a luxuriant 
environment, and the more of the former and the less of the latter the coUege 
student comes into contact with, the more wholesome will his college influences 
tend to become. In reply to the question as to whether I regard the influence 
of fraternities here at Columbia beneficial or detrimental to the best interests 
of the university, I answer without hesitation that I consider their influence 
of the best in the great majority of instances, although their future development 
should be closely watched by the university authorities with a view to eradicating 
in time any evils that may come to the surface. 

Librarian Canfield, of Columbia, said that the ideal college world would 
be an absolute unit, but that we are far from that ideal He counsels delay 
in pledging, thus: 

The very wisest course which a collegian, therefore, can pursue in respect 
to fraternities is to refuse absolutely to join or to pledge himself or to commit 
himself in any way during the first half-year; far better if his moral stamina 
will stand the stress and strain during the entire first year. This may seem 
like harsh advice, but it is based upon more than thirty years of careful observa- 
tion. 

President Tucker, of Dartmouth, uses language implying that he sets a 
high value on dormitory life as a preserver of college spirit, and regards the 
chapter house as a menace. 

At Dai^tmouth this danger is at the minimum, owing to the fact that 
fraternity spirit is subordinate to college spirit. There are seventeen fraternities 
here, and all of them seem prosperous, but they do not usurp any of the proper 
college functions. A large and very attractive college clubhouse, with commons 
attached to it, keeps the unity of the college, and the domitories are so attractive 
and well cared for that there is no temptation for men to live exclusively in 
fraternity houses. Some of the fraternities have houses instead of lodges, but 
none of the houses are large enough to accommodate the entire membership. 
There is a rule limiting the number of residents in a given house to fourteen, 
but I doubt if any of the fraternities would care to exceed that number apart 
from the rule. I think that fraternities have a legitimate place in college life. 
I should not wish to see a college built upon fraternities. 

Opinions were divided at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, as to the 
financial benefit to a college of the erection of chapter houses by alumni. 
One professor was of the opinion that money so given represents a loss to 
the college, which might otherwise have had it; while another regarded 
the houses as valuable property, and would count the money paid for them 
as so much gained by the institution. Professor Winchester, of Wesleyan, 
a fraternity man, said: 

When these little companies are enlisted in the interests of good order and 
good conduct, as they are at Wesleyan, they promote the industry and morality 
of the students. Furthermore, the older men in the chapter are always on the 
lookout to see that none of their members get into trouble. They encourage tha 



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weaker members and curb the rasher ones. The riTalries, when not too bitter, 
tend to promote good scholarship. And when the fraternities are comfortably 
housed, they famish pleasing social centers and give the men something of 
the charm of social life. They also serve as separate organizations, which can 
be combined, through their representatiTes, into « representatiTC college body. 

Professor Atwater, of Wesleyan, also a fraternity man, believed that the 
association of alumni with undergraduate members was a source of good. 

Dr. Finley, president of the College of the City of New York, N. Y., is 
not a fraternity man, and has his doubts. He said : 

It always seemed to me, although I have no knowledge of the values of 
a fraternity from the standpoint of a member, that the social ties of such 
societies were not genuine, because they were not spontaneous. I did not want 
to call men brothers unless I really meant it. I* did not wish to bind myself to 
certain men unless we were actually congeniaL Where a few men naturally 
come together by their own affinities for one another, and by the sheer force 
of a sort of social gravitation, a society may be formed which I would regard as 
sdeaL In such a community the members, so to speak, are brothers. 

I have been asked whether the American university would not be better, 
whether its undergraduates and its alumni would not seem more closely bound 
together and work more earnestly for its advancement, if there were no college 
fraternities to split men up into cliques and factions. To this I say no, for 
the reason that it would be impossible to abolish them. The breaking-up of 
die great group of the students of a large college into smaller groups is inevitable. 
The fraternity organization is among the responses to that need. So far as 
the influence of fraternities on the life of a college is concerned, my observation 
has been that it is often helpful, and often it is the reverse. All depends upon 
the fraternity. It has also been said that the fraternity does not give the men 
of a college an equal chance ; that it helps its own members, and thus handicaps 
the men outside. As far as I can see, the man outside gets ahead in his studies 
and in other lines of work just as well as the man inside., The non-fraternity 
man is more likely to develop self-dependence from not having others to watch 
and coach him; and self-dependence is one of the chief requisites of success. 

Other City College professors declared that the rushing of freshmen 
was calculated to cause what in non-professorial language is known as the 
big-head, and that this was, in their opinion, a reason why initiations should 
not take place before the junior year. 

There are no dormitories for men at Cornell, and President Schunnan 
believes that the fraternity life there is a fine thing, for many reasons. He 
says: 

I tfiink that the small groups who live in these fraternities and meet as 
brothers give one another a social, and perhaps moral, help which can be got 
in no other way. I know they form lifelong friendships, which are the source 
of much happiness, and often of help in the struggle for life in after-years. 

But I want to warn the fraternity men; I want to bring to their attention 
a feding of anxiety which has disturbed me for some time. I feel that our 



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PUBLISHED qUARTBItLr BY THE SIGMA CHI PRATSHNITY 

Vol. XXV MA F, iqo6 No. 3 



RHO RHO CHAPTER-HOUSE 



L. ROLAND LORD 
Rho Rho 1906 



Last fall, at the beginning of the collie year, the members of 
Rho Rho Chapter returned to a practically new house. For 
several years there had been a growing feeling of dissatisfaction 
with the chapter-house, which was simply a good-sized dwelling- 
house, utterly unfit for fraternity needs. It had been bought 
at a great personal sacrifice by the charter members, and served 
its purpose admirably for a number of years. But as the other 
fraternities represented at Maine began to build new and modem 
houses, the feeling of dissatisfaction among our members 
increased, with the result that before the close of the last college 
year plans were under way for extensive alterations to be made 
during the summer vacation. 

Every Sig at Maine will heartily indorse the statement that 
we owe the realization of these plans especially to the push and 
energy of Brothers F. E. Whitcomb and A. J. Butterworth, 
although other alumni of this and other chapters contributed 
materially to the success of the undertaking. Brother Kierstead, 
who was left in charge of the remodeling during the summer, 
also deserves praise for directing the details of the work. 

The difficulties which presented themselves, even after the 
financial obstacles had been surmounted, were many and complex ; 
but the banning of the fall semester of 1905 found Rho Rho 
Chapter in possession of a chapter-house which, although not 

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quite completed, bade fair to surpass any fraternity house yet 
built at the University of Maine. About the last of November 
everything was ready for occupancy, and, in spite of the fact that 
it was found necessary to alter a number of details in the plans 
from time to time as the work progressed, it was completed 
essentially as first planned. 

The exterior had been extensively altered and improved in 
appearance. At the front, which commands a magnificent view 
of the river and long-sloping lawns, the roof was brought out 
in the style of the old colonial gables, and supported on six im- 
mense pillars with Ionic capitals and bases. Jutting out imder 
the supported roof on the second story is a broad balcony — ^an 
admirable place to sit on moonlight evenings listening to the 
soft tinkling of banjo or guitar. 

But it is the interior of the house that partook of the most 
thorough renovation and rearrangement. On the first floor all 
of the old partitions and walls were torn out, and the whole was 
practically merged into one large living-room. Extending across 
the front, handsomely finished in two-thirds burlap and heavy 
frieze, with steinshelf and woodwork of weathered oak, is the 
general reception- or assembly-room. At the center, as one 
opens the doors leading in from the vestibule, a view takes in the 
huge beams, also finished in weathered oak, and supported at 
each end by columns similar in style to those c»i the exterior. At 
the right is the fireplace, while between the columns is the arch- 
way leading through the broad hall to the foot of the winding 
stairway which leads to the second floor. On the left of the 
hallway, and opening into it and the general assembly-room, is 
the chapter-room, tastefully finished in the two-thirds work, and 
furnished with heavy mission furniture bearing the fraternity 
monogram. The walls are decorated with the framed pictures 
of the chapter groups taken since the birth of the chapter, while 
occupying a conspicuous place is the charter of Rho Rho. 

The dining-room is on the right, opening from the hall and 
the assembly-room in the same manner as the chapter-room on 
the left, thus making it possible to use the whole space of the 
lower floor for dances and receptions. At the rear are the 



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kitchen, butler's pantry, and storerooms, with the full equipment 
necessary for conducting a culinary department 

The second floor is devoted to studies, each of which accom- 
modates three or four men, to bath- and toilet-rooms, and to 
the large open chamber, opening out on the rear, which is used 
for a sleeping apartment, being fitted with the comfortable and 
somewhat picturesque double bunks or berths. The upper story 
has been completely changed and, with the addition of wide 
dormer windows, has been utilized for five very cozy studies. 
The house is heated by a combination of hot air and steam. 

The dedication of the new house tocJk the form of an "at 
home." Over three hundred guests were present, crowding the 
house to its full capacity. Many compliments were received on 
the beauty and convenience of our new home. We now feel that 
Rho Rho is fully equipped to work with redoubled energy for 
the prosperity of the chapter. In addition to this, the fraternal 
bond among the members has been strengthened by the sacrifices 
which made the new house possible. 



BRAND WHITLOCK, GAMMA 1893 



ORVILLE S. BRUMBACK 
Beta 1876, Theta Theta 1879 



The great wave of protest against "machine politics" that 
was registered by the voters of the large cities of the United 
States last November was nowhere more overwhelming than in 
the city of Toledo, Ohio. The control of municipalities, with 
their large expenditures and political patronage, by a single man 
or coterie of men, known as "bosses," cannot but be detrimental 
to the public welfare, and especially so when the organization, 
dubbed the "machine," under which the control is perpetuated, 
has been long in power. Whether the machine is of Democratic 
persuasion or of Republican complexion makes no difference; it 
customarily becomes corrupt with a gluttony of power. 

Machine politics is nothing more nor less than a combination 
of individuals to control elections for their own aggrandizement 
However worthy and commendable such a combination may be 
in the banning, it ordinarily does not require a great lapse of 
time imtil fitness for office is considered of little importance by 
those in control, and politics degenerate into a question of graft 
and profit. Students and observers of American institutions all 
agree that machine politics is the natural enemy of free institu- 
tions, and if the large municipalities cannot be freed from this 
baleful influence, popular government and the duration of the 
republic are in danger. It is, indeed, a most hopeful sign when the 
people realize the danger and avail themselves of the opportunity 
to exterminate this cancerous growth. 

The recent contest in Toledo was a struggle between the 
machine and the people for the control of their own affairs. The 
Republican machine long in power had become arrogant, and 
apparently willing to deprive the city of valuable rights and 
franchises ; and the association was so close between it and leaders 

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Successor to "Golden Rule" Jones as Mayor of Toledo. Ohio 



BRAND WHITLOCK 245 

of the Democratic party that it was recognized as ahnost impos- 
sible successfully to line up the Democratic party against it. 
Courageous persons felt that the welfare of the city required 
strenuous action under such dangerous conditions, and, calling 
together those who were brave enough to announce themselves 
to be untrammeled by party control when the public welfare was 
at stake, they drew up a platform denotmcing party bondage in 
local affairs, and an independent ticket was placed in the field. 
When it came to selecting the head of this ticket. Brand Whit- 
lock, the author and lawyer, was quickly recognized as the one 
pre-eminently fitted to make the race for mayor. An idealist of 
the optimistic school, Mr. Whitlock was known as the friend of 
the common people, and devoted to the uplifting of humanity. 
No boss or combination of bosses could divert him from what 
he believed to be right, and the people turned to him as their 
Moses to lead them out of an Egypt of boss and corporation 
domination. 

The election returns show the extent of the landslide. Whit- 
lock was elected by a vote of 15,326, as against 10,517 for the 
Republican and 1,329 for the Democratic candidate. The result 
is phenomenal for an independent candidate, and shows how the 
people are ready to turn to one who stands for the righteous and 
honest administration of public affairs, even though in so doing 
they have to turn their backs upon the endearing associations 
of old party affiliations. 

Mr. Whitlock delivered several eloquent speeches during the 
campaign, in which he disclosed a keen knowledge of men and 
deep insight into public affairs. He scathingly condemned the 
spoils system and undue domination of partyism. He said : 

American voters have come to vote for birds, the eagle and the rooster, 
regardless of what they stand for. In this campaign I want you to emancipate 
yourselves and vote for principles. 

As said by one of the reviewers of the campaign : 

Whitlock's message to the people was that the government was theirs, and 
that they should never allow any man or set of men to take it away from 
them. Although his political opponents sought to distract public attention 
by injecting other issues into the campaign, he never wavered, but went on 



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* 

maintaining that the issue was representative government He made no 
promises and no pledges, but simply told the public that, if elected, he would 
represent all the people, and not a particular section, class, or party. He was 
supported in his candidacy by persons of all creeds, races, and professions. 
The lawyer and the laborer, the minister and the artisan, all touched shoulders 
as they vied with each other in expressing loyalty to the cause of good govern- 
ment. 

Brand Whitlock comes of good Sigma Chi stock. He is the 
son of Rev. Elias D. Whitlock, D.D., Gamma 1866, and was 
bom at Urbana, Ohio, March 4, 1869. His father is an enthusi- 
astic Sig, and a prominent Methodist minister, who is presiding 
elder of his district, and now resides at Fostora, Ohio. His mother 
is a daughter of Major Joseph C. Brand, of Urbana, one of the 
founders of the Republican party in 1854. With such ancestry 
it could not be otherwise than that Brand should inherit the true 
Sigma Chi spirit of fearless independence and staunch loyalty to 
principle. 

At an early age Brand beg^n newspaper work as a reporter on 
the Toledo Blade, which he continued for three years. He then, 
in 1890, entered Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, and 
there showed his father's wholesome training by joining Sigma 
Chi. He did not remain long in college, but went to Chicago 
to join the staff of the Herald (now the Record-Herald), and for 
two years was political editor, covering legislatures, campaigns, 
elections, and everything else that goes with political newspaper 
work. In 1893 Brother Whitlock went to Springfield, 111., to 
take a confidential position in the office of Secretary of State 
Hindrichsen. He studied law in Springfield steadily enough to 
be admitted to the bar in 1894, having been reading intermit- 
tently for some years. On June 8, 1894, he was married to Miss 
Ella Brainerd, a niece of General John M. Palmer, ex-United 
States senator from Illinois, and the candidate of the gold wing 
of the Democratic party for president in 1896. Mr. Whitlock 
returned to Toledo in 1897, where he has been living since, prac- 
ticing law and writing books. He has figured in many notable 
legal fights, and has established an enviable reputation as an able 
and trustworthy lawyer. 



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But the thing in which Mr. Whitlock is most interested is his 
literary work. He has published three novels : The Thirteenth 
District, a story of politics, and conceded to be one of the best 
novels of the sort ever published, Her Infinite Variety, and The 
Happy Average; the last partly autobiographical. He has also 
published many short stories in the leading magazines — 
Harper's, Ainslee's, The Reader, The Saturday Evening Post, 
The Bookman, The World's Work, and others. 

The late William Dean Howells, who was one of Mr. Whit- 
lock's closest friends, said that his authorship is one of the few 
things to which American literature can look forward with hope 
and promise of great fulfilment. Brother Whitlock is at present 
working on a new novel. 

We need more men like Brand Whitlock in American politics 
— able, fearless, honest men, who stand for what is best for the 
people whom they are called to represent, instead of for personal 
gain and private graft. It is only when such men are elevated 
to public office that we can expect to have good government. 
The administration of public affairs cannot rise higher than the 
character of the individuals placed in control. 



IS REFORM NEEDED IN FRATERNITY INITIATIONS ? 

A SYMPOSIUM 

I 

In view of the demand on the part of die public for reform in connection 
with initiations, we addressed a communication to a number of prominent 
alumni a short time ago, in which the question was raised as to whether 
objectionable customs are being practiced, and if so, how and through what 
channels reform might be effected. We are pleased to quote below responses 
from a number of alumni, who are in positions to have an opinion on the 
subject, and we trust that this may be made the foundation for official action 
on the part of the Fraternity on this most important matter. — Grand Editor. 

The Strenuous life has entered the fraternities; and the stren- 
uosity is expressing itself in the wrong place. The "horse-play" 
of which we hear so much is offensive, vulgar, and belittling in 
the presence of the high aims and noble possibilities of the fra- 
ternity. I can well understand a desire to deepen impressions, 
or even to "have some fun" that would sedc to add to the more 
formal and appointed mode of initiation. My experience in 
Sigma Chi initiations dates back to the Middle Ages, but I have 
still a frolicsome drop in my blood that would not hinder the 
boys from some sport in their solemnities. The occasion is very 
opportune. The mystery is specially impressive and inviting. 
Some novitiates need an added solemnity; and others, in their 
eagerness or crudeness, offer a field which cannot be overlocJced 
or resisted. Although now my name carries the dignity of seven 

or eight capitals after it, and my coat is black and my face grave, 

* 

and my discourse of themes theologic, I have not (Mily vivid 
memories, but quiet laughs over the quips and cracks of some 
Sigma Chi initiations, all of which I saw and "part of whom I 
was which." 

But we never dreamed of such cruelties and risks, and even 
crimes, as the modem days reveal. The very suggestion would 
have been scorned indignantly. We are living in harder, coarser 
days. The materialism of the age is hardening the finer fibers of 

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our nature, and encrusting beauty and grace ever3rwhere with its 
rudeness and vulgarity. We seem to be getting back to Nero. 
Our very sports have become brutal. There should be nothing 
but condemnation for those who would introduce coarseness and 
brutality into the initiation. Nothing which involves risk to life 
or limb or health, much less such wickedness as seems to have 
characterized the Kenyon affair, should be tolerated. Any fel- 
lows guilty of such barbarism should be expelled from the fra- 
ternity. There is a great difference between fun and folly, 
between wit and wickedness. Young men forget often that 
the fraternity is always cm trial before the college community 
and the public as well. The time never comes when it can do 
as it pleases, disregard its own ideals and claims, much less 
flaunt its indifference or defiance in the face of public opinion. 
Every day is its day of judgment. It is always being tested. 
The history of last year is not taken as the guarantee for this 
year. It must write its history afresh and make its claims good 
to each generation. The fraternity is a larger and better institu- 
tion than in the former years. It has dignity and influence. Its 
ideals must be maintained, not only for the sake of itself, but for 
the sake of its alumni members all over the world. The college 
fraternity stands for culture, good-fellowship, congeniality, 
gentlemanliness; and all that appeals to or solicits the lower ele- 
ments of human nature has no place in its usage or life. The 
initiation should be intelligent, stately, impressive, befitting the 
dignity and nobility of its aims and history, and the interests and 
standing of those who have gc»ie from the college chapters into 
the world, but still retain their pride and devotion to Sigma Chi. 
If the boys wish to add a little fun, they can do it without sacrifice 
of manhood to wickedness and coarseness. Each chapter — or the 
whole Fraternity — ^should require that whatever is done in any 
kind of relation to an initiatory rite must be done within the 
premises or territory controlled by the chapter. 

I wish to add that this writing is prompted only by the dis- 
cussion of a general situation. I am proud to say that I have 
never heard any intimation or charge that associated these abuses 



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with our own fraternity — ^another tribute to the acknowledged 
consistency, the high aims, and unblemished record of dear old 
Sigma Chi. Wallace Radcuffe, 

Iota 1862. 
Washington, D. C. 



I feel hcMiored by your proposal that I should publish my ideas 
on the objectionable features of fraternity initiations; but when 
I come to think over the matter, I am imable to recollect any 
decidedly objectionable practices. Of course, the punishment 
might be eliminated, but that would make initiation too easy. 

My main criticism of the initiations of our Fraternity in a 
certain institution is that no dignity accompanies the proceed- 
ings. The whole thing is gone through in a spirit of levity that 
was very unpleasant to me. There is no undue brutality — 
simply a lack of seriousness. pj pj Newman 

Omicron Omicron 1905. 
Ann Arbor, Mich. 



Your favor of December 28 reaches me at a time when it is 
impossible for me to give it careful attentic«i. I will say, how- 
ever, that I am in favor of any agitation which may lead to a 
discontinuance of practices which may humiliate a candidate or 
expose him to danger. I am not in favor of eliminating all fun 
from initiatory ceremonies, but any experiment or trick ceases to 
be funny when it offends against good morals and exposes the 
candidate to danger of life or limb. There is developing a strong 
sentiment against such practice amc«ig all fraternities, both in 
and out of college. It has been demonstrated clearly that fra- 
ternal ties are strongest when appeals are made to the mind and 
heart of the candidate, rather than to his anatomy and powers of 
physical endurance. 

The only way to abolish present practices is, in the first place, 
to make them unpopular through constant agitation ; second, the 
legislative branch of every fraternity must enact reasonable but, 
at the same time, rigid laws, and the executive department must 



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see to their execution. In addition to this, each Greek-letter fra- 
ternity should at once set about to devise a wholesome drama 
for initiation, pulsating with fun and merriment, at the same 
time impressing upon the candidate the aims and objects of 
Gredc-letter fraternities. This can all be accomplished without 
oflfending against good morals or exposing the candidate to 
dangers. 

I am very much interested in this matter at the present time, 
because of the fact that the Grand Lodge of Elks at Buffalo last 
July resolved in favor of a new ritual, including a complete cere- 
mony of initiation, and, unfortunately, I was made chairman 
of that committee. I have, therefore, been giving the subject 
considerable thought. It is being agitated by fraternities of all 
classes, and the fact remains that, as a fraternity attracts to its 
membership-rolls men of character and standing, it is at once 
brought face to face with the problem of abolishing barbaric 
methods of initiation. College fraternities should, in my opinion, 
not be imitators in this matter, but they should take the lead, 
pointing out the way to other fraternities. I should be more 
proud of old Sigma Chi than ever, if she should hasten to the 
forefrcMit in this agitation and proceed upon high grounds and 
broad principles to lay the foundation for work of a high char- 
acter, in keeping with the noble principles for which the White 
Cross stands. r L Holland, 

Gamma 1891. 
CoumADo Springs, Colo. 



My views on the subject of initiation are pretty well known in 
home circles. They are not the sequence of the conservatism of 
maturer years, having been held by me since college days. I 
have never been able to understand why, in order to admit one 
to heart-fellowship, we should first see to what extent we could 
humiliate him, or why, in order to have him command our 
respect, we should debase him in our own sight, and sometimes 
in that of the public. A sense of undeserved humiliation is not 
a good foundafion upon which to erect a lifelong structure of 
confidence, esteem, and fraternal affection. Abasement is not the 



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mother of love, and while men are human, resentment will keep 
"the patient watch and vigil long of him who treasures up a 
wrong." Modem methods are abhorrent to generous-minded 
men, because of their cruelty to mind and body; and acts done 
by might against objects incapable of resistance, because either 
of physical cm* mental duress, are cowardly, and debase the actors 
rather than the victim. In fraternity there can be no room for 
suggestions of cruelty or cowardice, abasement or resentment. 
Mutual confidence, respect, and affection are the soul of frater- 
nity. Every stab at any of these is a wound to fraternity. 

Robert E. James, 
Easton, Pa. Grand Consul, Phi 1869. 



College fraternities, forming such an intimate part of collie 
life, must of necessity be conducted in a true collie spirit. The 
education which a college man derives from contact with fra- 
ternity life is in many respects as important as that which he 
obtains in class. Having become so universally established, 
fraternities are looked upon, scrutinized, and criticised as much 
as any other part of the college institution, and that which 
reflects discredit upon the fraternity also casts its shadow upon 
the institution of learning of which it forms a part. There is a 
dignity peculiar to collie life; and fraternities add much to, and 
should always tend to uphold and support, that dignity. It 
follows, therefore, that nothing should be done by the members 
of a collie fraternity which will tend to make it ridiculous. 

The initiatory ceremonies, when carried out in the manner and 
form prescribed, are both beautiful and impressive. The extrava- 
gant pranks, a form of hazing, sometimes indulged in outside 
the chapter-house and grounds, and in full view of curious spec- 
tators, tend largely to destroy the beautiful and make the sublime 
ridiculous. The candidate himself must lose some respect for 
a fraternity which, as the price of admission, compels him to 
perform ridiculous acts, both severe in themselves and demeaning 
to him. Swimming rivers; being lowered into a well; being 
compelled to climb trees ; to walk to lonely spots, far distant from 
the scene of final ceremony, to wait in solitude sometimes for 



REFORM IN FRATERNITY INITIATIONS 253 

hours ; being tied to a railroad track ; being compelled to wear an 
extravagant costume for the edification, not of the members, but 
of mere outsiders, and being made the butt of ridicule, not of his 
to-be brethren, but of the idle lounger, is neither a test of courage, 
nor a badge of honor to the candidate. 

That these pranks sometimes have been the cause of serious 
injury to the candidate I regret to be unable to deny; but, aside 
from the question of injury to the candidate, do not these things 
detract from the salutory and beneficial influences which collie 
fraternities are supposed to, and do, exert, and do they not lower 
the dignity of our college institutions ? 

Now, do not let it be supposed that it is necessary to eliminate 
all fun from the initiation. In the proper place, the chapter- 
house and grounds, in form which will not offend the dignity of, 
or tend to d^jade, the candidate, let the spirit of levity enliven 
the proceedings. Among friends more freedom in speech and 
actictti is permitted than among strangers, and that which would 
be improper in the view of strangers may be quite proper among 
brethren. The ceremonies will lose nothing of their sublimity, 
and nothing will detract from the everlasting impression intended 
to be made when all is over, and the candidate is welcomed bv 
his friends and brothers as a full-fledged member. 

Reports, no doubt much exaggerated, of fatal accidents oc- 
curring during initiations into college fraternities have thrown 
discredit not CMily upon the fraternity whose candidate was injured 
but upon fraternities in general. I do not believe that such acci- 
dents are common, but when they do happen, they are directly 
attributable to the practice, much indulged in, of "preparing** a 
candidate, by compelling him to submit to the hazing process 
above described. If this "preparation*' is modified, if carried on 
only in the chapter-house and grounds, accidents will not happen. 
It has taken years to build up the magnificent institution, but it 
takes but little time to tear it down. Let us do all that ennobles, 
and eliminate all that casts the slightest discredit upon, fraternity 

life 

Clarendon B. Ever. 

Theta Theta 1888. 
Chicago, III. 



THE SEVENTH PROVINCE CONVENTION 

NEW ORLEANS, LA., FEBRUARY 26-27, 1906 



WILBUR P. ALLEN 
Grand Praetor 



The New Orleans Sigs, far-famed for their hospitality and 
good-fellowship, were never more cordially at home than on 
February 26 and 27, when the second biennial convention of 
the Seventh Province met in their city. 

The Crescent City, an American Paris, is always an intoxi- 
cant. The spirit of Mardi Gras ; the rare courtesy of the people, 
in whose veins flows the best blood of old France and the old 
South; the very air laden with the aroma of the magnolia and 
the oleander — ^jill combine to make New Orleans, during this 
season, an ideal convention city. And then, too, those New 
Orleans Sigs — well, what can we say of them ? Monroe, whose 
enthusiasm and effective service have been recognized in the 
national conventions ; Duncan, whose hospitable home was a Sig 
Mecca; Phelps, Robertson, and all those other good fellows, 
simply placed their time at the disposal of the visiting brethren, 
and left nothing undone to make their stay delightful. 

Every delegate was met at the train and escorted to a Sig 
home, after which his time was wholly taken up by a round of 
pleasures that nearly took his breath. Early on McMiday morn- 
ing, February 26, a trip was taken up the river to meet Rex; 
and the king's procession down the river and entry into the city 
were an imposing spectacle. Cards to the best clubs of the city 
were distributed to each delegate, and every procession of those 
festive days was viewed from a point of vantage. The balls 
given during Mardi Gras in New Orleans are perhaps the 
most elaborate and unique in America, and the Comus ball prob- 
ably has no parallel outside of Paris. To all of these the visit- 
ing brother found himself a welcomed guest, not to mention the 

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numerous little dinner parties, automobile rides, etc, given for 
his enjoyment. To summarize briefly: Many delegates who 
had attended national conventions declared that they had quite 
as good a time in New Orleans at the Seventh Province G>nven- 
tion as at any national conventicMi. 

So much for the social side. From a business standpoint the 
convention was equally successful. Written reports from each 
chapter were submitted, and the province was found to be in a 
flourishing condition. Vanderbilt, with her new chapter-house 
and twenty-seven active members; Mississippi, with enough 
money to build a chapter-house, and a large active chapter; 
Tulane and Texas, in their usual prosperous circumstances, and 
each with $2,000 as a start on its chapter-house; and Arkansas, 
the youngest chapter in the province, all brought in a very favor- 
able report, which gave good cheer to all. 

The discussion of certain legislation aiming to guard the 
right of ladies to wear the badge was perhaps the spiciest of the 
convention. It was contended that irresponsible badging, with- 
out any notification to chapter brothers or the chapter, often 
resulted in neglect of obligations to them, and consequent criticism 
of the chapter. A strictly ccMiservative policy was urged, and a 
resolution was adopted condemning wholesale pinning. 

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable features of the business 
session was the general "love feast" held toward the close of 
the second day. Sigs from all over the country were present, and 
each was called upon to relate some reminiscence of good old 
Sig experiences. There were humor and pathos and strength in 
those heart-to-heart talks ; and as each recalled the influences of 
the White Cross on his coll^^ life and after-years, it was felt 
by all that truly 'twas good to be there! 

It was decided to hold the next convention with Alpha Nu in 
Austin, Tex. ; and after the adoption of resolutions of thanks to 
the New Orleans Sigs, the second biennial convention of the 
Seventh Province of the Sigma Chi Fraternity became a matter 
of history. 



THE PHILADELPHIA BANQUET 



JOHN JAY TAYLOR 
Xi 1875 



On February 16, 1906, the annual joint banquet of the Phi 
Phi Qiapter of Sigma Chi (University of Pennsylvania) and 
the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter was held at the Bellevue-Strat- 
ford Hotel. It was well attended by members of both chapters, 
as well as by loyal Sigs from other cities, and was a rousing 
success. 

The banquet was preceded by the initiaticMi of Brother Earle 
N. Murray, Phi Phi 1908. The company having assembled in 
the hotel at seven o'clock, the candidate, who had been in more 
or less trouble since noon, was brought forward to have his trials 
ended in the beautiful and impressive ceremonies that were to 
bring him out a full-fledged member of Sigma Chi. The tribula- 
tions of the afternoon had so filled him with a spirit of deep 
humility that he was ready for any further test, and bore himself 
with commendable dignity and fortitude. In fact, he had to — the 
doors were closed, and there was no avenue of escape. The 
charge was given in a masterly manner by our beloved brother. 
Grand Consul, Robert E. James, Kappa ex- 1869, Phi 1869. In 
this Brother Murray was a most fortunate candidate. The 
initiation was one long to be remembered by all present. It 
carried them back in memory to the time when they first realized 
the joy and pride of becoming a true Sigma Chi. 

At eight o'clock we all repaired to the banquet hall — ^the beau- 
tiful Gold Room of this famous hotel. The tables were arranged 
in the form of our beloved badge, the White Cross of Sigma Chi. 
Around the upper arm of the cross were grouped the toastmaster, 
speakers, honored guests, and some of the more venerable mem- 
bers of the alumni chapter. The other members crowded the 
lower and side arms. The table was beautifully decorated with 

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flowers, and at each plate was a handsome menu, bound in blue 
leather and bearing cwi the front cover a white cross c«i a gold 
shield. The following was first our menu and afterwards our 
"table of contents" : 

MENU 



Tid Bits 
Cotuit Oysters Celery 

Cream Argentine 
Almonds Relishes Pecans 

Turban de Bass Potatoes Hollandaise 

Filet Mignon i la Ch^n Sweet Potatoes Louisiana 

Sigma Chi Punch 
Virginia Quail with Cress Tomato Andalouse 

Plombiere Dumas Croquants 

Camembert and Roquefort Toasted Crackers 

Coffee 

It was "served hot." 

After this the real trouble of the evening commenced. Every- 
body wanted to make a speech or sing a song, and it was all that 
our accomplished but stem toastmaster. Brother S. Lewis Ziegler, 
Kappa 1880, Phi Phi 1885, could do to preserve order and keep 
the speakers in line. He reminded one of an old hen with thirty- 
seven ducklings all running in different directions to hunt water. 

The hostilities were begun with a toast, "The Glorious Past, 
Magnificent Present, and Bright Future of Sigma Qii," by the 
toastmaster, and a standing toast to the Phi Phi Chapter and 
Pennsylvania. 

We then listened to the address of Grand Consul James in 
respcMise to the toast, "The Mastery of Sigma Chi." As it was 
the first time many of us had ever seen a real, live grand consul, 
we made the most of the occasion and gave him all that was 
coming to him and a little more. 

When the enthusiasm had finally been brought under control, 
Brother James gave an earnest, and at times impassioned, 
address on the benefits of fraternity life, dwelling particularly on 
the importance of a dignified, instructive, impressive, and 
inspiring form of initiaticMi, rather than the disg^ceful horse-play 



258 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

and humiliating stunts perpetrated by some of our sister-f ratemi- 
ties. At the close of his address, amid the applause, the orchestra 
struck up "Sigma Qii Banquet Song/' which was sung with 
good cheer by all, standing. 

Brother Dwight M. Lowry, Gamma 1873, next responded to 
the toast, "The Heritage of Sigma Chi," and at its close won the 
boys' hearts by inviting all to a Dutch dinner at the Merion 
Cricket Club in early May. 

Brother Robert Snowden, Upsilon 1870, next responded to 
the toast, "The Famous Sons of Sigma Chi," making many 
touching allusions to the memory of college life and fraternity 
connections. 

We next heard from Arthur J. McElhone, Epsilon 1902, 
grand praetor of the First Province, whose toast was "Frater- 
nity." Brother McElhone spoke brilliantly and told many funny 
stories — ^too long to repeat here. We now understood why 
that worried look overcast the classic countenance of our brilliant 
toastmaster. Brother Ziegler, all evening ; he was uncertain about 
the stories the honored grand praetor might tell. This danger 
safely passed, he resumed his wonted cheerfulness, and a child- 
like smile hovered around his lips the remainder of the evening. 
In fact, he was occasionally overheard humming softly to him- 
self : "Ain't I glad we're out of the wilderness?" We all drank 
Brother McElhone's health standing, with an enthusiasm that 
testified eloquently to his immense popularity. 

The next toast, "The Will of Sigma Chi," was eloquently 
responded to by our much-beloved brother, the venerable Dr. E. 
E. Montgomery, Mu 1876, vice-president of the Philadelphia 
Alumni Association. Brother Montgomery, a professor in Jeffer- 
son Medical College, has won the love of all by his many years 
of kindness to the young men who ccwne to Philadelphia bearing 
the White Cross. 

The toast, "The Triumph of Sigma Chi," was responded to 
by Kendall B. Cressey, Mu ex- 1895, president of the Sigma Chi 
Chapter House Association of Philadelphia. Brother Cressey has 
helped the present chapter in many ways, and is now devoting 



THE PHILADELPHIA BANQUET 259 

his time toward getting a suitable abode for Phi Phi, which, 
judging frcMn the prospects, is not far distant 

The last toaster was Lloyd E. Johnson, Phi Phi 1907, whose 
subject was "The Making of a Sigma Chi." Brother Johnson 
spoke of the rapid advances made by Phi Phi Chapter and of the 
many honors won by Phi Phi men. 

After these, the big guns, had been fired off, we settled down 
to smcJce and to listen to the rapid fire of the "also spokes." 
Among these the most distinguished was Brother Peter de Lcmie 
Overfield, of Phi Phi, the famous Pennsylvania center rush of 
former days, who had just fallen a victim to the irresistible 
charms of Washington's fairest belle. 

At last the landlord came to turn the lights out, and thus 
ended the most enjoyable and successful banquet the Philadelphia 
Sigs have ever held. 

The success of the banquet and initiation was due to the 
efforts of the committee, which was composed as follows : 

Kendall B. Cressey, chairman 
George L. Megargee Henry L. Homberger 

John Jay Taylor Duncan L. Buzby 

Lloyd E. Johnson Henry Luther Smith 



THE PHILIPPINE ALUMNI CHAPTER 

ORGANIZED JANUARY 3, 1906 



EDMUND ENRIGHT 
Alpha Zeta 1899 



On January 3, 1906, the Philippine Alumni Chapter of 
Sigma Chi was organized under authority of the Grand Chapter. 
The organization took place at an informal lunch held at Smith's 
Restaurant on the Plaza Santa Cruz, Manila. The lunch was in 
the nature of a despedide for Brother D. A. Sherfey, who was to 
leave the next day for the United States. Brother J. M. Liddell, 
who presided at the meeting, was elected consul, and Brother 
Roy W. Squires was chosen annotator. 

The time was too short to allow of more than the mere work 
of organization, and fortifying Brother ^erfey against his long 
trip to the land where bad money is freely offered the unsuspect- 
ing. 

The new chapter is the result of a number of meetings of 
Sigs, beginning in 1901 and continuing at irregular intervals 
until January, 1905, when all the Sigs then in Manila were enter- 
tained at dinner at the home of Brother Squires in the suburb of 
Santa Ana. On that occasion the subject of obtaining a charter 
for an alumni chapter was taken up, and was carried over as un- 
finished business to a second dinner, enjoyed in March at the 
home of Brother Liddell in Santa Ana. Brother Squires, who 
was about to start for the States, was intrusted with the petition, 
and on his return in December brought wih him the charter. 

Brother John T. McCutcheon used to tell a story of how his 
Sig pin was taken from him by Igorrotes in Bontoc, and that 
later he found that a chapter had been formed, the members of 
which, in default of pins, had the cross tattooed upon their epigas- 
tric regions. The writer has traveled in the hill-country, and has 
always been on the outlook for these self -elected brothers; but 

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althotigh the styles in raiment have not changed since McCutch- 
eon fought in that region, and any members of the chapter of 
which he was the involuntary founder could be readily detected, 
none have been found. It is thought that the legality of their 
membership might well be challenged on the ground that the 
cross they wore — for obvious reasons — could not have been a 
white one. 

We think, therefore, that we have the first Sigma Chi chapter 
(Ml the "far eastern frontier." It is, however, not the first alumni 
chapter of a Greek-letter fraternity, as Delta Tau Delta has had 
^ chapter here for some time. 

Since the charter was issued, Brother Kent Nelson, who is 
an army surgeon, has returned to the States, and Brother Nor- 
man P. Lawson has been added to the number in the Islands. The 
Sigma Chis at present in the Philippines are : 

F. A. Dale, Pennsylvania State College, 1893. 
S. S. Morse Ede, Delta Delta 1904. 
Edmund Enright, Alpha Zeta 1899. 

A. J. Hazeltine, Lambda 1905. 

C. H. Kendal], Alpha Sigma 1896. 

G. K. Larrison, Kappa Kappa. 

N. P. Lawson, Upsilon Upsilon 1904. 
J. M. Liddell, Eta 1872, Tau 1874. 
L. A. Parkinson, Alpha Lambda 1900. 
C. E. Putnam, Alpha Sigma 1893. 
E. M. Sollars, Gamma 1896. 
R. W. Squires, Alpha Sigma 1893. 
George Gallagher, Alpha Sigma 1903. 

Brothers Liddell, Squires, Sollars, Nelson, and Dale are 
veterans of the days of the empire, and the rest of us are "carpet- 
baggers," of whom Brother Parkinson has been the longest in 
residence. 

Brother Paul F. Green, a member of Eta, who was in charge 
of a surveying party for the Bureau of Coast Guard and Trans- 
portation, disappeared from Point Dumali, Mindoro, in April, 
and has not been heard of since. He was the (Mily white man in 
the party, and the natives were unable to give any account of him 
save that he had disappeared from camp. Brother Green rendered 



262 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

good service in the army in Cuba and the Philippines, and had 
been in the employ of the insular government in various engineer- 
ing positions since 1901. His untimely death is deeply regretted. 

This chapter would ask that all chapters having members in 
the Philippines advise them of the formation of the Philippine 
Alumni Chapter, and request them to communicate with us, and 
it is especially urged that Sigs arriving in Manila call upcwi 
Brother Squires, whose place of business on Plaza Goiti is cen- 
trally located and very easy of access. 

The chapter has no rooms, but meets once a month for lunch 
at a down-town restaurant, or at the homes of the members for 
a social evening. We have heard from the Panama Sigs, and 
should be glad to receive word from any of the others, particu- 
larly those situated somewhat off the beaten track, like ourselves. 



Editorial 



Our attention has been directed to the fact that among the list 
of initiates for 1905 published in the last number of the Quarterly 
four names of persons initiated in 1906 were included; three in 
Eta Chapter and one in Omega. Owing to this error, the total 
nimiber of initiates for the year, as noted in the summary, should 
be 387 instead of 391. 

The growing practice of altmini chapters of holding regular 
meetings, banquets, and informal limcheons has created a demand 
for official announcements of these occasions in the publicaticMis 
of the Fraternity. The attention of our readers, therefore, is 
called to the revised directory of alumni chapters appearing in the 
introductory pages of this issue. The information is printed 
with the thought that it may be of use to traveling Sigma Chis, 
and it is hoped that officials of the several chapters will assist us 
in perfecting the plan either by calling attention to errors in state- 
ments or by furnishing further details. 

Since the last issue the Trustees and Grand Council have been 
actively engaged in investigations looking toward the loans to be 
made from the Chapter House Endowment Fund, and as a 
result action has been secured whereby Eta Chapter at the Uni- 
versity of Mississippi and Xi Xi Chapter at the University of 
Missouri each secure loans of $2,000. This will leave approxi- 
mately $2,000 in the treasury, and we are informed that it is the 
purpose of the Trustees to hold about this amount on hand to 
care for emergency cases. We commend this as a wise course, 
which we are sure will meet with the approval of the Fraternity 
at large. 

The present administration of the Fraternity is fortunate in 
having the active co-operation of some of the most efficient 

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praetors in the history of our order. Recent reports from head- 
quarters indicate that at least three praetors have made a tour of 
all the chapters in their respective provinces. We refer to 
Grand Praetors Arthur J. McElhone, of the First, Albert F. 
McCormick, of the Third, and William E. Hardy, of the Sixth. 
Aside from many local benefits which have accrued to the 
chapters visited, an unusual amount of interest has been aroused 
in the conventions of this mcMith, which points to the fact that the 
meetings will be the largest of the kind ever held. It is with 
r^jet that we announce the resignation of Arthur J. McElhone 
as praetor of the First Province. Brother McElhone has found it 
necessary to give up the work on account of pressure of private 
business, although he will still maintain a keen interest in all of 
the affairs of the province. It goes without saying that his 
administration has been most satisfactory from all points of 
view, and the Fraternity suffers greatly in losing such an active 
worker from its list of administrative officers. His place has 
been filled by Kendall Cressey, Mu 1895, who has already assumed 
the responsibilities of the office. 

The question of abuses which have crept into the initiatory 
ceremonies of Greek-letter fraternities is one which is receiving 
no small amount of attention, not only from the public press, but 
from serious-minded fraternity men as well. We have made 
frequent mention of the matter in these pages in the past, and, in 
order to pave the way for further consideration, we have asked 
a number of prominent alumni to give their views on the subject, 
in the hope that some suggestions might be made as a basis for 
official action by the next Grand Chapter. The problem is one 
which will be discussed by at least two of the provincial conven- 
tions which are announced for the current month, and the import- 
ance of the situation demands that careful thought should be 
given to the subject by every member of the Fraternity. We 
take this opportunity to solicit further contributions on the 
subject in the shape either of informal communications or of 
extended articles. 



EDITORIAL 265 

The present is the year for provincial conventions, and we are 
pleased to note unusual activity in the matter, which has brought 
about four meetings since the first of January. Elsewhere in this 
number will be found an account of the Seventh Province Con- 
vention held with Alpha Omicron Chapter in New Orleans, Fdb- 
ruary 26 and 2y, under the direction of Grand Praetor Wilbur P. 
Allen. During the current month three meetings have been an- 
nounced, namely, a Tri-Province Convention, consisting of the 
First, Second, and Ninth Provinces, in Philadelphia, May 3, 4, 
and 5 ; the Third Province Convention in Columbus, Ohio, May 
4 and 5 ; and the Sixth Province Convention, in Lincoln, Nebr., 
May ID, II, and 12. These gatherings are coming to be looked 
upon as of more importance and as supplementing the work of 
the biennial Grand Chapter. It has been suggested that the pro- 
vincial organization be g^ven a more prominent place in the 
organization of the Fraternity, with specific functions and duties 
to perform. It is possible that it might be well to give this ques- 
tion consideration at the next Grand Chapter, in order that the 
usefulness of these meetings may be realized to the fullest extent. 



Communications 



The practice of sending regular letters to alumni is not followed 
as generally as it should be. Much good can be accomplished in 
this way, and as a specimen of what can be done we present below 
two communications which are of general interest. Too much 
cannot be said in favor of this old and good custom. 

alpha zeta chapter 

Dear Brother: 

Knowng that in the varied interests of business life it is difficult 
to keep in touch with the Fraternity, and wishing that her alumni 
should have some knowledge of the goings and comings of the active 
chapter, Alpha Zeta has decided to send out an annual letter which 
will serve as a brief review of the happenings of the year. 

At present our chapter is composed of twenty-three men, thirteen 
of whom are rooming in the house. The members are about equally 
divided among the four classes, the freshmen and sophomores, 
however, having slightly the advantage in point of numbers. Three 
years ago this fall an addition was built on the house, making it possi- 
ble to form a boarding-club and have our meals served at the chap- 
ter-house. We found this to be a very decided advantage, both in 
expenses and for social reasons. An upper-classman is usually 
chosen as steward, and the club is run on a co-operative basis. 

As most of our alumni probably know, plans are under way for 
the construction of a new chapter-house. A few weeks ago a meet- 
ing of the association was held, which proved to be a very enjoyable 
affair, and created new enthusiasm among both the active men and 
the alumni. 

As usual Alpha Zeta came out very far on top in the fall rushing. 
Seven new men are now wearing the White Cross, and we can confi- 
dently say that never in the history of the chapter has a better class 
been taken in. Almost every man whom we pledged received bids 
from one or both of the other fraternities ; and we also maintained 
our record of previous years by not losing a man. 

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Our annual initiation and banquet, which took place on the night 
of December 16, was an unqualified success. It would be hard to 
conceive how the ritual, as given by our worthy consul, and all the 
initiatory ceremonies, could have been made more impressive. As 
one of the new freshmen enthusiastically remarked to an upper-class- 
man : "It was the finest thing I ever heard in my life." And we 
all agreed unreservedly. After the ceremonies an elaborate banquet 
was served by five of the good "Sig sisters," at which forty-six men, 
active and alumni, sat down. 

In the various activities of the college Alpha Zeta is prominent, 
and takes an important part in the life of the institution. Our foot- 
ball team, under the leadership of Brother Burke, closed the season 
by defeating our old rival, Knox College, by the decisive score of 
42 to 5. Brother Bamet and Brother Rowell, at end and tackle, 
played hard and consistently all through the season, and gave the 
chapter and the college cause to be proud of them. 

Brother Moorehouse has been elected baseball captain for next 
spring, and Brother Meiklejohn will undoubtedly hold the same 
position on the track team. Alpha Zeta has nine men on the Glee 
and Mandolin Clubs, and three of the brothers play in the college 
orchestra. 

In the intercollegiate debates Sigma Chi has won for herself an 
enviable reputation, and this year will be no exception, as has been 
proven by the preliminaries which have already taken place. 

Brother Burke is president of the Y. M. C. A., and two of our 
men have been chosen to represent Beloit at the convention to be held 
at Nashville, Tenn., next summer. In the Y. M. C. A. cabinet. Alpha 
Zeta is represented by three men, so that we can truthfully say that 
"from shooting craps to leading prayer, you may be sure the Sigs 
are there." 

In conclusion, the writer wishes to speak of the spirit of good 
fellowship and loyalty which exists in our chapter today, and which 
makes us more nearly a unit than is usual, even in chapters of Sig^a 
Chi. There is an almost total absence of those "cliques" which are in 
themselves so demoralizing to the spirit of a fraternity. Every man 
seems to be thinking of the welfare of the chapter first, and putting 
his own personal feelings always second to those of the Fraternity, 
so that both in college and in the chapter we are working side by side 
and pulling together. 



268 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

We wish to extend a cordial invitation to all our alumni to visit 
us whenever they are in Beloit, and can promise a warm welcome 
to any brother who wears the White Cross. 

Very fraternally, 

Roy C. Andrews. 
Beloit^ Wis., 
January 25, 1906. 

omicron omicron chapter 

Dear Brother: 

It is our intenti(Mi to inform you from time to time of the 
progress of the chapter, and this is the first of a series of alumni 
letters through which we expect to do it. Although bound to you 
by a tie which only the Fraternity can forge, we believe this method of 
making our interests more vital to you will bring us into even closer 
relationship. We do not adopt it as an expedient because of any 
neglect upon your part; for there are few chapters, if any, which 
have their alumni so uniformly and solidly behind them. In years 
past, when we have been weak in point of numbers, we have felt a 
strength given us by our alumni, and, as we look back upon the suc- 
cesses of those years, we feel a most definite sort of appreciation. 

For three years we have been living in the same house and a lease 
for another year has been signed; but if the chapter continues to 
grow at the present rate, it will be necessary to move next year into 
quarters larger and nearer the university. 

It is easy for a fraternity to say that it has secured the best fresh- 
men in school, but developments, we believe, would warrant such a 
statement from us. Five new men have been initiated who are 
already active in college affairs, and two or three more are in line. 

If local status is to be determined by honors we may indeed be 
proud. Brother Gale is president of the senior class ; Brother Hos- 
tetter is president of the Reynolds Club, the all-student organization 
of the university, and vice-president of the junior class ; and Brother 
Dixon is chairman of the Junior College of Philosophy and student 
representative on the Board of Athletic Control. We also have 
members on both the Senior and Junior College Councils. 

There is not an honor society in school in which the chapter is not 
represented. We are one of the very few fraternities which can 
make such a statement. The list includes the Owl and Serpent 



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(senior), Iron Mask (junior), Score Qub (sophomore), Three- 
Quarters Qub (freshman), Tiger's Head (musical), and Black 
Friars (musical). 

Brother Gale was a credit to the university and to Sigma Chi as 
center on the western championship football team, being among the 
elect who defeated Michigan on Thanksgiving Day. Brother Hos- 
tetter is managing editor of the Cap and Gown, the student annual, 
and Brother Smith is musical director for the Black Friar annual 
comic opera. 

"Nor has the brightness of our light waned" in the field of study. 
Brother Howard and Brother Opitz received doctors' degrees this 
year, and Brother Royster expects one at the close of the summer 
quarter. 

Our chapter, in comparison with others of Sigma Chi, is small, 
but is marked by a spirit of unity and congeniality that to us is more 
important than numbers. There are no cliques; we are one loyal 
family. 

We extend, in closing, an invitation to visit the house whenever 
possible. If you are not able to do this, we hc^e you will write 
an occasional letter. In the spirit of the fraternity and of the chap- 
ter, we are. 

Fraternally, 

Omicron Omicron 

Per W. H. Dixon, Tribune. 
Chicago, III., 
April 16, 1906. 

My Dear Sir and Brother : 

I will send just a few more lines in regard to the Philadelphia 
Alumni Chapter. The great interest at present here is a very strong 
desire to have a suitable home, large and fine, for the active chapter. 
There is a property which can be secured that would make a magnifi- 
cent abiding-place, and would do the chapter and the Fraternity 
credit The chapter is in a most healthy condition and is making 
great progress. 

Yours truly, 

Duncan L. Buzby. 

Philaislphia, Pa, 

March 30, 1906. 



270 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

My Dear Miller: 

I fotind your letter of the 20th, regarding the question of abuses 
in initiations, on my desk on my return from the South, where I 
have been for a couple of weeks. 

I can give you my opinion upon the matter referred to in two 
words — st(^ it. I do not know that I could say more by using two 
pages of space. 

However, I am so very busy at present that if I can be excused 
from writing anything on the subject at this time, I should greatly 
appreciate it. 

Yours fraternally, 

Orla B. Taylor. 
Detboft, Mich., 
March 30, 1906. 

Among the Sigma Chi's who suffered from the results of the 
earthquake and fire in San Francisco in April was Charles E. Town- 
send, Alpha Beta 1890, who is associated with Dewey, Strong & Co., 
patent attorneys. We have had the pleasure of reading a narration 
of his experiences during the dreadful week, and regret that 
space prevents the publication of this communication in full. Below 
is found a letter written to Stephen T. Mather, Alpha Beta 1887, 
which bears on several Sigma Chi matters. 

My Dear Mather : 

I have just received your letter of April 24, and certainly appre- 
ciate your thoiightfulness of me and the rest of the boys. While I 
have seen only Haas and one or two others, I am sure all the Sigs 
will appreciate the offer of assistance extended by you and the Chi- 
cago brothers. 

I heard this morning that a Lieutenant of artillery, U. S. A., 
a Sig who was in to see me only a few days before, but whose name 
has escaped me for the moment, was killed while setting oflF a charge 
of dynamite during the fire. 

The Berkeley Sigs are all right, and are planning to rent their 
house for three and one-half months at $100 per month. As far as I 
have heard, the Stanford Chapter and house are O. K. Both uni- 
versities have closed for the year, to reopen as usual in August. 
Stanford buildings, especially the chapel, library, gymnasium, and 
museum, are in bad shape ; while Berkeley is practically unhurt. I 



COMMUNICATIONS 271 

am afraid, though, that the fire is going to make grass short for 
many families, and some fellows may not get back to college. 

Things are coming on pretty well with us, and business is already 
beginning to take practical and satisfactory shape. 

I want to thank you again for your oflFer of assistance and that 
of the Qiicago Sigs. If I find any San Francisco Sigs in bad shape, 
I shall let you know. 

Allen Wright and family have been stajring at the Sig house in 
Berkeley. 

Fraternally and sincerely, 

Charles E. Townsend. 



Letters and Reports from Active Chapters 

FIRST PROVINCE 

EPSILON CHAPTER— GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the 
chapter not reported in previous letters: Clarence Whitmore is a 
member of the debating team which is to meet Cincinnati University 
about the middle of April. 

Since our last letter the chapter membership has grown to 
sixteen, which number will be further increased by the initiation of 
our pledge, S. W. Fitzgerald, 1907. 

Our chapter is in a most flourishing condition. We have eight 
men living in the house, at least Ave of whom will remain in the 
city all summer. 

We have recently had the pleasure of a visit from Hon. John S. 
McMillin, first grand consul of Sigma Chi. Brother McMillin has 
just been elected president of the National Association of Railway 
Commissioners, which has been in convention here since April 2. 
He takes as much interest as ever in the affairs of the Fraternity. 
Brother McMillin was accompanied by his son Paul, who is a member 
of Upsilon Upsilon. 

We beg to acknowledge visits from Brothers Thomas Samson, 
Jacob Weaver, and John McPherson. 

The local chapters of Kappa Sigma and S. A. E. have sent 
out a circular letter to the other fraternities in the tmiversity, calling 
a pan-Hellenic conference to consider the matter of occupjring houses 
in a group near the site of the new college buildings. 

RisLEY G. Hunt. 
Washington, D. C, 
April 10, 1906. 



THETA CHAPTER — PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Albert Billheimer, 1906, is man- 
ager of the basket-ball team ; H. Brua Campbell, 1906, was awarded 

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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 273 

the Senior Prize for the best English essay ; Kelber E. Rockey, 1909, 
played on the freshman basket-ball team. 

Gettysburg G>llege has enjoyed another year of prosperity, with 
a large freshman class. Theta has also thrived, as usual, and its 
prospects are very bright for next year. 

We are sorry to lose three good men by graduation: D. F. 
Miller, A. Billheimer, and H. Brua Campbell. 

Twelve members of the chapter attended the inter-fraternity 
dance on Washington's birthday. Brother Campbell representing 
Theta on the onnmittee. The chapter has entertained some of its 
friends at several informal dances at the house this term, and expects 
to hold several more before the close of school. 

Commencement exercises will be held June 11-13. The annual 
banquet of die chapter will be given at the Eagle Hotel, Tuesday, 
June 12, when we extend a hearty invitation to all Sigs able to be 
present 

We acknowledge visits fnMii Brothers J. B. McPherson, 1883; 
SchaeflFer, 1904 ; Sprenkle, 1904 ; Rice, 1905 ; McStock, 1902 ; Dick- 
son, 1905 ; Gibbert, 1905 ; O'Neal, 1901 ; Hafer, 1906 ; and Homer, 
ex-1908 ; and are looking forward to a visit from Grand Praetor Mc- 
Elhone. 

J. C. Dickson. 

Gettysburg, Pa., 
April 2, 1906. 



KAPPA CHAPTER — BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY 

We have initiated two good men this term, and have pledged 
another. We are glad to present to the Fraternity Arthur E. Mc- 
Nuich, 1907, of Schellsburg, and Elbur Ball, 1908, of Mahonoy City. 
W. H. Pettibone, 1907, who has been home sick the past term, is 
again with us. 

Our baseball team is again on the diamond. Kappa is repre- 
sented on the team by Brother Heinze, who is plajring short-stc^. 
We have a hard schedule this year, having games with Princeton, 
Cornell, and other large universities. Bucknell has experienced 
one of the mosit successful basket-ball seasons since the game was 
established at the university. Of the fifteen games played we were 
successful in thirteen, losing only to Swarthmore and Gettysburg 
College. 



274 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

We have received visits from Brothers McElhone, Thornton, 
Walls, and Fry, of Kappa; Robinson, of Omicron; Billheimer, of 
Theta; Luther, of Alpha Chi; and Purcell, of Alpha. 

W. Stewart Duncan. 
Lewisbusg, Pa., 
April 27, 1906. 

OMICRON CHAPTER — ^DICKINSON COLLEGE 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chj^ter 
not reported in previous letters: Brother Shepler is leader of the 
Glee Club ; Brother Davis is captain of the baseball and trade teams, 
and president of the Athletic Association ; Brothers McWhinney, Gil- 
bert, and F. Simpson were members of the sophomore basket-ball 
team ; J. Simpson was a member of the freshman basket-ball team ; 
Brother Gilbert was elected manager of the Microcosm for the com- 
ing year. 

A dance was given by Brother Riddle in our house last month. 
Although "Dane" graduated several years ago, he is still one of us 
and always has the interest of the fellows at heart. 

The prospects for a winning baseball team are very encouraging. 
Although the track team lost many valuable men by graduation, new 
material is being developed, and the team promises to be a good one. 
Brother Robinson, who is one of the best athletes that ever repre- 
sented Dickinson, has left school. 

We wish to introduce Brother Amassa C. Smith, 1908, who was 
initiated last month. 

During last month we received visits from Brothers Campbell, 
of Theta ; Banks, of Alpha Rho ; and Grand Praetor McElhone. 

J. A. Simpson. 
Carusle, Pa., 
April IS, 1906. 



PHI CHAPTER — ^LAFAYETTE COLLEGE 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Brother English plays the violin 
in the musical clubs, and Brother Logan, who is a member of the 
Glee Club, has solo work in the concerts. Last term, at the class 
banquets, Brother Myers had a toast at the sophomore "spread," 
while Brother Brown had a similar honor with the freshmen. 
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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 275 

latter function. A great honor has come to the Fraternity in the 
selecticm of Brother Harry Hauck as salutatorian at the coming 
graduation exercises. 

Lafayette opened the spring term on April 4, and all of the 
members of Phi returned to college. We expect a fine freshman 
class, and are full of hope for next year. 

The musical clubs had a very successful trip, giving seven con- 
certs to enthusiastic audiences. The baseball team on its southern 
trip was not so fortunate, as the rainy weather prevented the play- 
ing of all but three games. 

Soon after the opening of college we enjoyed a visit from our 
praetor. Brother McElhone, who was accompanied from Alpha Rho 
by Brother Mcintosh. We have also had visits from Brother Clark 
Thompson, 1905, who is teaching in a Long Island town, and from 
several of the brothers from Lehigh. 

J. K. Satchell. 
Easton, Pa., 
April 20, 1906. 

PHI PHI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters : Michael W. Jacobs, 1907, has been 
elected to the Phi Beta Ks^pa Honorary Fraternity ; John Gartland 
and Wendell P. Paine, 1907, are members of the junior ball commit- 
tee; Michael Jacobs and Percy Buzby, 1907, are members of the 
junior banquet committee ; Bayard Dickinson, 1908, represents Phi 
Phi on the baseball team; John Frantz, 1910, is on the combined 
musical clubs; Harry B. Magee, 1908, Eastebum Potts, 1909; and 
Herbert C. Hays, 1907, represent us in the Mask and Wig Qub. 

The active chapter and the Philadelphia alumni held a joint 
meeting December 19, 1905, and formed a new organization entitled 
"The Phi Phi Chapter of Sigma Chi Chapter House Association," 
with Brother Cressey as president. The object of the association 
is primarily to provide for a suitable chapter-house for Phi Phi. 

It has been decided to hold the Tri-Province Conventicm of the 
First, Second, and Ninth Provinces in Philadelphia this year, on 
May 3, 4, and 5. A good program has been arranged. 

On February 19 the annual banquet of the active and aliunni 
chapters was held at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. We had with us 
Grand Consul James and other celebrities. One of the features of 
the evening was the initiation of Earle Murray, 1909. 



276 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Easter week the Mask and Wig Club starts on its annual trip to 
Atlantic City, Harrisburg, Pittsburg, and Washington. This prom- 
ises to be the best trip taken for several years. Phi Phi will be rep- 
resented by Brothers Magee, Hays, and Potts. 

On April 7 a smoker is to be given by the active chapter for the 
alumni and other Sigs in Philadelphia. On April 19 Phi Phi will 
give a box party at the Mask and Wig producticm, Skylock & 
Company, Bankers. 

Herbert C. Hays. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 

April 2, 1906. 

alpha RHO chapter — ^LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Brother Mcintosh has been ap- 
pointed member of the senior banquet committee; Brother Davies, 
member of the freshman banquet committee ; Brother Scott has won 
the college "L" in the annual gymnastic competition ; Brother Mc- 
intosh has gained a "cast" position in the Mustard and Cheese; 
Brother Brodhead delivered one of the toasts at the senior banquet ; 
Brother Davies finished a brilliant season cm the basket-ball team. 

The Alpha Rho Chapter has passed a successful winter. The 
mid-year examinations did not take from us any of those who have 
done so well in previous years. 

Features of our chapter-house life have been several informal 
dances and entertainments for friends of the chapter and Fraternity. 

We acknowledge visits from Brothers Myers, Phi 1882 ; Roszel, 
Ryder, and Week, Alpha Rho 1905; Sawyer, Theta 1900; Foote, 
Alpha Theta 1902 ; Hauck, Phi 1906. 

C. M. Daniels. 

Bethlehem, Pa., 

April I, 1906. 

ALPHA CHI CHAPTER — PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters : We are represented on the Thes- 
pians, the dramatic club of the college, by Brothers Diehl, Partridge, 
and Dunkle. Brothers Diehl and Luther have made good showings 
for the positicms of center-field and second base on die baseball team, 
which is under the management of Brother Hines. Brother Wright 



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will be one of State's mainstays this spring, on the track in the 
dashes ; he is also manager of the musical clubs. 

The opening of the spring term found all of Alpha Chi's members 
back at college, except Norman Straub and Earl H. Leathers, who 
had entered business. 

Our baseball season was opened by a successful southern trip, 
in which Virginia and George Washington Universities were de- 
feated. An inter-fraternity bowling league has been organized, in 
which Alpha Chi leads. Brothers Partridge and Brown are on the 
Varsity bowling team. 

Brother Laird will represent us at the Tri-Province Convention 
to be held in Philadelphia in May. 

We wish to acknowledge visits from Grand Praetor McElhone, 
and from Brothers Hines, Kelly, and Engle, of Bucknell. 

Ellsworth C. Dunkle. 
State College, Pa., 
April I, 1906. 



SECOND PROVINCE 

ZETA CHAPTER — WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



PSI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 

« 

The annual election of officers took place February 12. Since 
then we have been fortunate in adding two brothers to our number, 
namely, Roy B. Crumbiss, of Chattanooga, and Robert Eraser, of 
Maryland. 

A number of the fraternities have lately obtained chapter-houses, 
and so, in order to continue our competition, we have considered it 
necessary to do likewise. Upon the advice of our grand praetor, E. 
Lee Trinkle, who recently made his annual visit here, we have 
selected an extremely desirable house, which we intend to occupy 
next year. With this assistance we have no doubt that our present 
prosperity will continue. 

Owing to the inclemency of the weather of late, our athletic 
teams have been seriously handicapped, making it necessary for the 
baseball team to cancel seven out of ten games. 

We have enjoyed visits from Brothers John Graves, of Psi ; Jess 



278 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Craig, of Theta; E. Lee Trinkle, grand praetor of the Second 
Province. 

L. M. Chapman. 
Charlottesville, Va., 
March 30, 1906. 



THIRD PROVINCE 

ALPHA CHAPTER — MIAMI UNIVERSITY 

Many attempts were made at the last session of the state legisla- 
ture to relegate Miami's College of Liberal Arts to ancient history : 
but by the concerted efforts of our president, Dr. Benton, and our 
many friends we are glad ito say that we are not only here to stay, 
but here to stay and prosper, for the legislature g^ranted us $65,000 
for a new chapel, $40,000 for a heating plant, and an increase of 
$23,000 in our yearly income. 

On March 10 the chapter gave a banquet at Hepburn Hall, on 
which occasion definite plans were made for a chapter-house. We 
were glad to have with us as our guests Past Grand Consul Ferris, 
Grand Praetor McCormick, President Benton, and Brothers Munns, 
Theta Theta ; Skinner, Zeta Psi ; Parmelee, Alpha Zeta ; Stubbs, E. 
P. Robinson, H. G. Frost, D. Joyce, and G. C. Fisher. 

The chapter acknowledges visits from Brothers Compton, of 
Beta; Egbert, of Alpha Gamma, Watt, 1897, Alaska; G. Sullen- 
burger, Fogarty, Starlin, and L. W. Fisher. 

Charles C. Born. 
Oxford, Ohio, 
April 4, 1906. 



BETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WOOSTER 

Since the last writing Beta has entertained at a progressive din- 
ner in the chapter-house. Among those present were A. F. Mc- 
Cormick, praetor of this province, and F. O. Wise, who is now in 
Western Theological Seminary, but who expects to be with us soon 
for special study. 

On one of those cold, snappy evenings in March the chapter gave 
a bob-sled ride to a neighboring town, where a good time was await- 
ing us. The pan-Hellenic banquet was held on April 17. A goodly 
crowd of Greeks gathered to share the jollity of the evening. After 



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a delightful repast a program of toasts and music lasted well into 
the "wee small hours." Speaking of things to come, we are planning 
a picnic to a near-by lake in May. Meanwhile we count on having 
several informal functions at the house. 

The baseball season has <^>ened auspiciously for Wooster. Our 
schedule is rather heavy, but a good one, thanks to Brother Orms- 
bee's efficiency as manager. Brothers Atkinson and Morton are on 
the squad. 

George S. Luckett. 
WoosTER, Ohio^ 
April >23, 1906. 



GAMMA CHAPTER — OHIO WESLEVAN UNIVERSITY, 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Brothers Jackson, Hawk, and 
Pledge Bell are on the track team. The latter pitched the first half 
of the opening game. 

On February 22 the beautiful new John Edwards Memorial 
Gymnasium was dedicated. The occasion was fitly celebrated by a 
college dinner, at which the entire student body, members of the 
faculty, and a few of the alumni of the institution were present. 
Speeches were made by eminent alumni, members of the faculty, 
and students. 

On the evening of March 10 the annual military reception was 
held in the new gymnasium. Among the features of the evening 
were the sponsor's march and a drill executed by a squad of picked 
men. On the evening of March 16 Professor Mason entertained the 
members of the chapter at his home on Fountain Avenue. The event 
of the evening came when the professor's little son Ted sang "A Sig 
I Am." Ted is a loyal Sig, and is already wearing his father's 
pledge button. 

Brother Schlabach left at the close of the term for an extended 
visit in France. He intends to be with us again at the opening of 
school next fall. Brother Emerson left school in the early part of 
the term, and is now engaged in business in Columbus. 

L. N. LiNDENBERGER. 

Delaware, Ohio, 
April 8, igo6. 



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MU CHAPTER — DENISON UNIVERSITY 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Brother La Rue has been elected 
chairman of the gymnasitun committee. Brothers Huffman and 
Luse have been elected secretary and treasurer, respectivdy, of tfie 
Denison University Interscholastic Association. 

Taking advantage of the spring vacation, we made some im- 
provements in the chapter-house, ccmsisting mainly in the la3ring of 
hardwood over the entire first floor. This adds greatly to both the 
utility and the beauty of the house. 

During the winter term Brothers Watanabe and Stodcdale left 
school, but both will return in the fall. Brother Joe Green, after a 
year's absence, is again with us. 

Our annual alumni dinner, oa March 3, in celebration of Mu's 
thirty-eightfi anniversary, was die usual complete success. We had 
the pleasure of entertaining a number of our alumni. 

During the winter one very poignant gfrief came to our 
lot in the death of Herbert L. Ssunple, ex- 1900. An extended 
obituary notice appears elsewhere in this issue. 

Francis W. Morley. 

Granville, Ohio, 

April 6, 1906. 



ZETA ZETA CHAPTER — CENTRAL UNIVERSITY 

• Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Allan Crittenden, 1909, won his 
"C" on the gymnasium team in the intercollegiate meet between 
State and Central. Qiftcm Rodes, 1906, was elected carnival di- 
rector from his dass. 

We are very glad to have with us again John A. Dean, 1907, who 
left us in September to take a special course at Princeton. 

At the recent election of queen of the annual carnival. Miss 
Theresa Worthington, a Sig "sister," was chosen to fill the honored 
position. 

By the will of Mrs. S. P. Lus, of New York City, our endow- 
ment fund has been increased by $25,000, which will be used to build 
a new dormitory. 

On April 13 the chapter was entertained at dinner by Brother 
C. Rodes, 1906. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 281 

All the fraternities have agreed to organize a pan-Hellenic council 
and postpone the spiking of new men until the first Wednesday in 
November of each year. 

Zeta Zeta has had the pleasure of visits from Brothers Doray, of 
Kappa Kappa, and Rodes, of Lambda Lambda. 

Nelson D. R(h>es. 

Danville, Ky., 

April 2, 1906. 



ZETA PSI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters : Richard Kinsloe, 1907, is manager 
of the baseball team ; Charley Williams, 1909, is assistant manager 
of the baseball team. 

The fact that we lack the real college spirit has been lamented 
greatly here in Cincinnati. But the time of all others when we do 
show what spirit we have is near at hand; for carnival week is 
approaching. This event is the event of the year, and we hope to 
make it a greater success than ever this year. Brother Probasco, 
who had so much to do with the success of last year's carnival, has 
again been elected to take charge. 

The outlook for our baseball team, and for athletics in general, 
seems brighter now than it did a few weeks ago. Athletics flourished 
under Coach Foster, and his departure at the time when the pros- 
pects were brightest was very discouraging. 

A few weeks ago we gave a dance at the Fort Mitchell Club, over 
in Kentucky. There were about sixty couples present, of whom 
twenty were men who are coming up next year. 

Merwyn L. Aultman. 
CiNaNNATi, Ohio, 
April 7, igo6. 



LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER — KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE 

We feel proud that in every class we have a representative, and 
in every social function a Sig is one of the leaders. Brother Alden, 
1908, is on the Transit and Blue and White staffs, two college 
papers. Brother Rodes, 1908, has been starring on the sophomore 
track team. In the college play this year {The Half -Back) the 
Sigs still hold up the blue and gold, as three of the sisters and two 



282 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

of the boys are to take principal parts; and out of the "Mystic 
Thirteen" the Sigs will claim three men — Brothers Bdl, 1908, Alden, 
1908, and Rodes, 1908. 

Brother Powell, 1908, one of our best men, and a man who was 
"rushed" by every fraternity in college, has been absent since 
Christmas on account of illness. 

We are going to give our annual dance at the Merrick Lodge 
on April 27. 

A. WiNSLOW Steele, 
Lexington, Ky. 
March 28, 1906. 



MU MU CHAPTER — WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 

We beg^n the next term with an active membership of fifteen, 
having lost two of our members. Brothers McNutt and Thaw, 
Brother McNutt left school to take a position as civil engineer, and 
Brother Thaw is engaged on the United States Geological Survey. 

The baseball team is now away on its annual southern trip. Mu 
Mu is represented on this team by two brothers, Mason and Miller. 
The Glee and Mandolin Clubs start on their tour of the state April 
3. In these we are represented by three active members and one 
pledge — Brothers Shaffer, Reynolds, Austin, and Corwin Bums. 

We take pleasure in introducing seven new members to the Fra- 
ternity: Joseph E. Settle, 1908; Robert F. Thaw, special; Harris 
A. Reynolds, 1909; Clarence W. McConihay, 1909; Herbert M. 
Blair, 1907 ; Harry G. Shaffer, special ; Opha C. Lewis, 1907. 

S. Cecil Austin. 

MORGANTOWN, W. Va., 

April 10, 1906. 



ALPHA GAMMA CHAPTER — OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Brother Sender has been elected 
baseball manager ; Brother Drackett is a member of the track team ; 
Brothers Dodson and Bering are playing on the baseball team. 

Ohio State is looking forward in the near future to the erection 
of a student building. 

Some time ago the fraternities had a joint meeting, and a pan- 
Hellenic league was formed of which Brother Drackett is vice-presi- 
dent. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 283 

In athletics we are having an excellent year. The state basket- 
ball championship was won, and in baseball and track we are better 
than ever. 

Near the close of last term a smoker was given at the house, at 
which many of the alumni were present On May 4 and. 5 the Third 
Province Convention will be held in Columbus. Preparations are on 
foot to make this a model convention as well in a business as in a 
social way* In March Brother and Mrs. Sharp entertained the 
chapter at a card party. 

H. I. DODSON. 

Columbus, Ohio, 
April 13, 1906. 



FOURTH PROVINCE 

LAMBDA CHAPTER — INDIANA UNIVERSITY 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of tfie chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Dudley O. McGoveny, 1901, was 
recently elected editor of the leading law journal at Columbia. 
Brother McGoveny has had his bode, Civil Government in the Philip- 
pines, accepted by the government as a textbook for the Philippine 
schools. Brothers Fox, Wilson, and Bradburry are candidates for 
the baseball team. The latter is captain. 

Brother Walter Jones, Rho 1908, is afifiliating with the local 
chapter. 

Howard Kahn. 
Bloomington, Ind., 
April 6, 1906. 



XI chapter — ^DE PAUW UNIVERSITY 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: James B. Davis has been chosen 
toastmaster of the pan-Hellenic banquet ; he is also chairman of the 
senior play committee. Charles Hurst, 1909, is captain of the fresh- 
man track team; at the sc^homore-freshman track meet Brother 
Hurst won more points than any other one man. Aldis Hutchins is 
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. William McNary is chairman of the 
rules and regulations committee of the Inter-Fraternity Baseball 
League. Mac Johnson is president of the freshman class. 



284 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

An informal party was given in the Sig Hall last March, and, in 
spite of the eight inches of snow outside, it was an unqualified suc- 
cess. Preparations are now being pushed for the annual spring 
party, which we intend to make superior to anything of the kind ever 
given here before. 

The chapter was well represented in basket-ball and indoor trade 
last term, and is looking forward to a prosperous spring season, 
with Davidson on the nine, and Douglass, Hurst, and Charles on 
the track team. 

We have been unfortunate in losing Brothers Houck, 1909, and 
McAnally, 1906. The latter has gone into business in Greencastle. 
We have, however, succeeded in pledging Roscoe Penwell, a new 
man from Banham, Tex. 

The outlook is bright for a new chapter-house in the near future. 
We were visited a short time ago by Brothers Starr and Woody, 
both of whom are greatly interested in the new house. They say 
the work of preparation is being pushed, and it is only a question 
of a short time when the house will be a reality. 

Mac Johnson. 

Greencastle, Ind., 

April II, 1906. 



RHO CHAPTER — BUTLER COLLEGE 

Student interest at Butler College is now centered in the produce 
tion of John F. Mitchell Jr.'s play, The College Grass Widow, which 
is a parody on George Ade's The College Widow, and promises 
to eclipse the same author's last year's success, The Gentleman front 
Irvington. The cast of characters includes thirty men students, with 
the Sigs playing the principal roles. Brother Mitchell as "Mary 
Manering," the woman football coach, is wooed by, and elopes with. 
Brother James Montgomery as "Ez Pest," a rapidly developed col- 
lege sport who made his entry as a "Rube" freshman. Brothers James 
Brayton, Lowell Patterson, Will Conner, and Roger Wallace assist 
in the development of the plot, as "President Eli Yale," "Sonnie 
Dear," "Susie Muscles," and Lowie Mae Ellis," respectively. The 
play will be presented under the auspices and for the benefit of 
the Athletic Association. 

In accordance with the decision of the faculty to have no more 
intercollegiate athletics, the college is not represented in baseball this 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 285 

spring. A fraternity league which has been established has played 
four games, of which the Sigma Chi Barb team won the three in 
which it participated. 

Prospects for obtaining die $250,000 endowment fund by next 
fall are very materially brightened by a subscription of $25,000 
from Andrew Carnegie. Success in the effort to obtain this fund will 
permit the building of a men's dormitory and retaining, by 
paying higher salaries, of the professors who have received offers 
elsewhere. Professor Will Howe has temporarily left the English 
department in charge of Miss Mary Graydon, while he is editing 
an edition of Hazlett's Essays at Harvard. 

Will H. Conner. 
Indianapolis, Ind., 
May I, 1966. 



CHI CHAPTER — HANOVER COLLEGE 

No letter received. 



DELTA DELTA CHAPTER — ^PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: F. A. Schaff has been elected a 
member of Tau Beta Pi (honorary scholarship fraternity). 

A comic opera. Black and Gold, will be presented by the Minstrel 
Association of Purdue University in May. Brother Schaff has been 
elected to the position of assistant manager. 

The prospects for a football team is very encouraging, and 
Purdue expects to finish close to the top of the "Big Nine" teams. 

Delta Delta wishes to introduce to the Fraternity six brothers, 
who were initiated Saturday, April 7 : Walter A. Grenier, 1909 ; and 
Neil Hinton, 1909, of Madison, Ind.; George M. Page, 1909, of 
Jackson, Mich. ; Martin B. Roller, 1909, of Hollidaysburg, Pa. ; H. A. 
Smith, 1909, of Chicago; and James Young, 1907, of Altoona, Pa. 
A large number of visiting brothers attended the ceremonies and as- 
sisted in making the initiation a complete success. 

Since our last letter we have been visited by Brother A. J. Chinn, 
ex- 1906, and Brother Paul Anderson, the latter being dean of the 
engineering schools of the State University of Kentucky. The oc- 
casion was the annual inspection trip of the seniors of that univer- 
sity. Brother Queen, ex- 1907, now of the University of Illinois, 



286 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

visited us for a week, and "Punk" Buschman, 1896, spent a few days 
in Lafayette renewing old acquaintances. 

Earle p. Sanders. 
Lafayette, Ind., 
April I, 1906. 



FIFTH PROVINCE 

omega chapter — NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 

Honors f rwn students or faculty held by members of the chs^ter 
not reported in previous letters : Nathaniel Alcock, 1904, has been 
awarded a fellowship in biology, and will be with the chapter the 
coming year. Brother Blake took a prize in the Bragdon debate. 

The close of the year finds Omega in a very prosperous condition, 
with seventeen active members and good prospects for next year. 
We take great pleasure in introducing Francis H. Early, 1908, son of 
Brother F. H. Early, Omega 1877, who was initiated April 16. We 
have also two more good men pledged. 

The inter-f ratemity whist tournament during the winter was won 
by the Sigma Chi team, composed of C. S. and L. R. Roberts. 

We greatly regret the loss of Brothers William J. and Ralph C. 
Taylor, 1907, who have gone to California. They were both active 
workers for the chapter, and their absence is keenly felt. We were 
also sorry to lose Brother Blakeman Early, 1909, who was called 
home by the illness of his father. Brother A. D. Early, 1877. 

Dr. A. W. Harris will be inaugurated president of the university 
in June. 

Edward H. Luccock. 

EvANSTON, III., 

April 22, 1906. 



THETA THETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Brother Stewart, 1907, is again 
appearing in his old role as dash man on the track team. Brother 
Rickel, 1909, responded to a toast at the annual freshman banquet 
this spring. Brothers Drummond, 1908, and Durlin, 1906, won 
places on their respective class relay teams. 

As the college year draws to a close, Theta Theta looks back 
alcxig the way with pleasure and satisfaction, and forward with equal 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 287 

hope and confidence ; for we feel that we are Hearing the end of a 
most successful and profitable year. The coming June will witness 
the graduation of nine strong men from the chapter, but the remain- 
ing members will return next fall with renewed vigor to repair this 
loss. 

The Detroit alumni arranged a beefsteak supper at the Hotel 
Richter for the evening of April 7, at which nearly the entire active 
chapter was present, as well as a considerable number of the Detroit 
alumni. Theta Theta entertained at an informal dance after the 
Michigan-Indiana dual meet, March 17. The chapter will give a 
dinner and dance at Whitmore Lake on Saturday evening. May 5. 

Brother Lawrence T. Allen, Kappa, Kappa 1904, grand praetor 
of the Fifth Province, visited with us for a couple of days recently. 
Visits have also been received from Brothers Paul M. Dimmick, 
1905 ; John F. McLean, 1900 ; Thomas H. Kingsley, Alpha Xi 1903 ; 
Robert F. Williams, 1903; Adam E. Ferguson, 1902; William 
W. Kittleman, 1901 ; John V. Weadock, 1904 ; Charles S. Mathews, 
1902 ; Bernard J. Weadock, 1905 ; Lewis J. Weadock, 1905 ; William 
N. MoflFett, 1906; Raynor B. Haenssler, 1904; and Wallace Rad- 
diffe, Iota 1862. 

Willis F. Durlin. 
Ann Arsor, Mich., 
May I, 1906. 



KAPPA KAPPA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters : Brother Jewel played guard on the 
basket-ball team, and is now pitching on the baseball team ; Brother 
Hale is a member of the swimming team ; Brother Green has been 
initiated into Delta Rho Sigma, an agricultural fraternity. 

The baseball outlook for this spring is excellent, and we are lock- 
ing for another championship team. The track team, having defeated 
Chicago twice indoors, is now in preparation for outdoor meets, and 
has good prospects of accomplishing something. In the inter-fra- 
temity bowling tournament, recently completed, Sigma Chi stood 
well at the top, with Brother Crosthwaite capturing the medal for 
high score. 

Kappa Kappa held a formal dance April 6, which took the place 
of her usual "annual." 



288 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Two new men have been initiated since our last letter : Horace 
T. Brown, 1907, of St Louis, Mo., and Edwin C. A. Bullock, 1909, 
of Carbondale, 111. 

We have received visits fnwn Brothers Johnstone, Allen, Capen, 
Herrick, Penwell, Legg, Murphy, Slocum, Taylor, of Kappa Kappa ; 
Ray, of Lambda ; and Bush, of Alpha Lambda. 

Stanley S. Snyder. 
Champaign, III., 
April 10, 1906. 



OMICRON OMICRON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters : Earl D. Hostetter has been elected 
president of the Reynolds Qub, the all-student organization of the 
university; he is also managing editor of the Cap and Gown, the 
student annual. Earle S. Smith has been chosen chairman of the 
reception committee for the junior promenade ; he is also chairman 
of the dance committee of the Score Club, which g^ves the college 
informals, and musical director for the Black Friar annual comic 
opera. Martin A, Flavin and Karl H. Dixon again have parts in 
the cast, and Herschel G. Shaw and Lawrence Grannis places in the 
chorus, of the production this year. Julius E. Lachner has been 
elected secretary of the Inter-Fraternity Baseball League. 

The lease on the house in which we have lived for the last three 
years has been renewed, and by alterations and the redecoration of 
part of it the lodge is much improved. 

The second initiation of the year was held on April 13, when 
Qarence Price became a member of the Fraternity. 

Again Omicron Omicron has a baseball team in the field, and 
several games have been scheduled with other fraternities. 

It affords us pleasure to announce that Brother George Yapple 
has returned to school after an illness of over a year. 

Karl H. Dixon. 

Chicago, III., 

April 17, 1906. 

ALPHA ZETA chapter — BELOIT COLLEGE 

The outlook for a successful season in spring athletics is bright 
Our baseball team is rapidly getting into shape. Sig^ma Chi is repre- 
sented on the team by four men, Brothers Burke, Arnold, Bamet, 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 289 

and Moorehouse (captain). In track work Brothers Meiklejohm, 
Rummels, Richardson, Holcomb, Bamet, and Arnold are doing well. 

As usual in the intercollegiate debates, Sigma Chi took more 
than her share of honors. Brothers Burke, Bamet, and Ford were 
the men chosen to represent the college in our annual debate with 
Knox, and Brother Leishman upholds the honor of Alpha Zeta in the 
sophomore debate with Lawrence. 

We lose only four men by graduation this year, and the prospects 
for a strong chapter in the fall were never brighter. 

Roy C. Andrews. 
BsLorr, Wis., 
April 28, 1906. 



ALPHA IOTA CHAPTER — ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 

The University of Wisconsin has gained notoriety of late through 
the attitude of its faculty toward football. The students strongly 
advocate the retention of the great American game, but until now 
the faculty has not taken any definite action. 

Brother J. I. Bush, 1906, was captain of the basket-ball team. 
Although his team did not win the championship for Wisconsin, it 
deserves to be congratulated on the good fight it put up. Brother 
Piatt Brush, captain of this year's baseball team, has completed his 
college course and has left the institution. His absence will be a 
great loss to the team, as well as to the chapter. The inter-fraternity 
baseball games will begin in a few weeks. There is some good 
material in the chapter, and we hopt to win the cup for Sigma Chi. 

Sigma Chi was well represented at the 1907 junior promenade. 
Our formal dinner-dance, given January 5, was a great success. 
Several informal dances have been given since. 

Morrill Minnick was initiated into the bonds of Sigma Chi on 
March 9. 

We regret to report the loss of Brothers La Grange Worthing- 
ton, Louis H. Conger, and Piatt Brush. 

August J. Luedke. 

Madison, Wis., 

April 4, 1906. 



290 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

ALPHA PI CHAPTER — ALBION COLLEGE 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters : Alpha Pi this season holds the cap- 
taincies of the three athletic teams — a record of which we feel justly 
proud. Brother Bliss is captain of the football team ; Brother Ell- 
erby, captain of the baseball team; and Brother Bolen, captain of 
track team. Brother Lacey has been nominated for the position as 
associate member of the Pleiad. Brother Bolen is president of the 
Erosophian Literary Society. Brother Bliss is still serving as busi- 
ness manager of the college paper. We have three men on the base- 
ball team and five on the track team. 

We wish to introduce to the Fraternity Pledgemen P. Napes, O. 
Keils, C. Mudge, C. Hanson, H. Bangham, and Homer Maddock. 

President Dickie announces that $25,000 has been contributed by 
Andrew Carnegie toward a general endowment fund, on the condi- 
tion that an additional $100,000 be subscribed from other sources. 
Also $10,000 has been received from an anonymous giver for the 
purpose of doubling the capacity of the main building. 

James A. Campbell. 

Albion, Mich., 
May I, 1906. 



ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Brothers Woodrich and Forbes 
have been elected associate editors of the 1908 Gopher, 

Track work and baseball are well under way, and Minnesota 
has every reason to hope for a successful season in these lines. An 
inter-fraternity baseball league has been recently formed, and the 
Sigs expect to put up a team second to none, as we have excellent 
material this year. 

For the past few Saturdays the Minnesota fraternities have been 
holding a series of "fourth-hour dances" from 12 to i o'clock. 

Work has been commenced on a Woman's League Building, for 
which the co-eds of Minnesota have been long planning. This build- 
ing is being constructed on the site of the Old Main which burned 
last year. 

C. F. Jackson. 

Minneapolis, Minn., 

April 6, 1906. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 291 

SIXTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA EPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA 

HcMiors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters : Brothers Holland and Wood have 
places on the Glee and Mandolin Clubs ; Brother Parr was a member 
of the junior promenade committee; Brothers Hetzel, Person, and 
Kearney are in the baseball squad; Brother Zimmerer is on the 
senior promenade committee. 

Alpha Epsilon is busy planning for the Sixth Province Ccmven- 
tion, which will be held in Lincoln, May 10-12. Besides the regular 
sessions of the convention, the program includes the annual banquet, 
a formal dance, and a baseball game between the Kansas and Ne- 
braska Sigs. About one hundred Sigs are expected to attend. Alpha 
Epsilon has a strong fraternity team and expects to "do things" in 
the Inter-Fraternity League, and incidentally to the Kansas Sigs. 

Socially, things have been very quiet, save for the junior prome- 
nade, and a series of delightful little informals which have been g^ven 
at our chapter-house. 

Edwin C. A. Zimmerer. 

Lincoln^ Nebi., 
April 7, 1906. 



ALPHA XI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chs^ter 
not reported in previous letters : Arthur Relihan, 1906, is coach of 
the baseball team; Brothers Wilson, 1906, Bailey, 1907, and JcMies, 
1908, hold positions on this team; Brother Parker, 1908, is on the 
track team ; George Ahlbam has been elected president of the Y. M. 
C. A. ; Brother Wilson, 1906, has one of the leading parts in the 
senior play; Glenn Bramwell has an important part in the junior 
farce. 

Since our last letter we have pledged and initiated John P. 
Harris, 1907, of Ottawa, Kan. Qare Justice, 1908, of Chanute, Kan., 
has also been pledged, and will be initiated in ia short time. 

Our annual spring party was g^ven on February 21, and was 
one of the most enjoyable affairs of the year. It was marked by a 
large attendance of alumni. 

Brother Frank Parker broke the university record in the high 
jump at the annual indoor meet between Missouri and Kansas, on 



292 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

March i6. The baseball team has just returned from a fifteen-day 
trip through the South. The four Sigs on the team were made wel- 
come by the Alpha Nu brothers at the University of Texas. In 
addition to the regular men on the baseball team, Brother Karl Ahl- 
bam and Brother-to-be Qair Justice have excellent chances for 
places. 

We have received a very pleasant visit from Grand Praetor W. E. 
Hardy, and wish to thank him for his valuable suggestions. 

Paul J. Wall. 
Lawrence, Kan., 
April I, 1906. 

BETA GAMMA CHAPTER— COLORADO COLLEGE 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chs^ter 
not reported in previous letters: At the recent election of a board 
of editjors for the Pikers Peak Nugget (the annual), for the year, 
Donald McCreery, 1908, was chosen business manager. William G. 
Johnston is captain of the baseball team, and Donald McCreery plays 
left field ; George Allebrand is first substitute. Raymond Givens and 
Thomas Hunter took part in the inter-society debate held on January 

19. 

The chapter continues to give its monthly dances, the last being 

held on March 24. At present the fellows are planning a function 

for May 6— the first anniversary of our initiation. This event will be 

the most elaborate of the year, and will be g^ven in conjunction with 

the Denver Alumni Chapter. 

Neil Vandemoer and Lloyd Rieks, both of the class of 1908, have 

been pledged to the chapter. Rieks is a prominent track man, and 

Vandemoer is a brother of Jay Vandemoer, a member of this 

chapter. 

Thomas Hunter. 
Colorado Springs, Colo., 
March 30, 1906. 

XI XI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Riskin M. Shaman was recently 
initiated as a charter member of Phi Beta Pi, an honorary medical 
fraternity. He was the only member of the freshman class to receive 
this honor. Frank H. Leipsner has been reappointed assistant agri- 
cultural chemist. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 293 

Since our last letter Lloyd E. Gunby, 1909, of Chillicothe, Mo., 
and Harry E. Fair, 1909, of Newton, Mo., have been initiated. 

Xi Xi Chapter is in a flourishing condition. Our chapter-house 
fund is growing daily, and we hope next year to occupy our own 
home which, when completed, will be the finest and most up-to-date 
fraternity house in Columbia. We have already purchased a very 
desirable lot on the most exclusive avenue in the city. 

Our chapter baseball team will play its first game shortly, and 
we have every hope of making an enviable record. Xi Xi is well 
represented on the university track team and also on the baseball 
nine. 

The new gymnasium is almost completed, and will be formally 
opened immediately upon the arrival of Brother Jesse, president of 
the university. 

Gregory H. Eickhoff. 

Columbia, Mo., 
April 4, 1906. 

ALPHA ETA CHAPTER — ^STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 

Alpha Eta started the fourth quarter with its membership in- 
creased by the initiation of A. W. Hogue, of West Liberty, Iowa, and 
the return of G. A. Wilson, who has held the position of assistant 
secretary to the senate at Des Moines. Brother Coulter has been 
pledged to membership of £he honorary medical fraternity, Phiro 
Sigma. Brother Beem is a charter member of the new sc^homore 
society, "The Owl and Keys." The writer expects to leave school 
soon to engage in the pharmacy business at Onana, Iowa. 

There is an excellent outlook for a strong track and baseball team 
this year. A pan-Hellenic baseball league has been organized, and a 
silver cup is the prize for the winning team. 

The military ball and sc^homore cotillion were grand successes 
and well attended by Alpha Etas. The Junior promenade, the social 
event of the season, is to be held at the Armory on April 20. A 
number of informal parties have been given at the house this winter. 
Preparations are being made for the annual banquet to be held at 
the Berkley Imperial on May 14. 

Visits have been received from Brothers Filer, West, and Stock- 
dale. 

Joe S. Beem. 

Iowa City, Iowa, 
April I, 1906. 



294 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

TAU TAU CHAPTER — WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the diapter 
not reported in previous letters : Preston Richardson, I997> has been 
re-elected mainager of football, and Dan Ruebel, 1907, is tennis 
manager ; Sim Tyler is the Sig representative of "Lock and Chain," 
the sophomore society; Richardson is athletic editor, Kingsland, 
1908, is an assistant editor, and Hugh Fullerton is the sophomore 
representative on the Hatchet board; Fullerton is captain of the 
sophomore track team ; Earl Godron is the freshman member of the 
Student Body Committee ; Brother Richardson is the junior member 
of the Honor System Committee; Hunt, 1908, is librarian of the 
Mandolin Club ; Ruebel was on the cast of the annual play ; Fullerton 
is treasurer of the Glee Club ; and Trueblood, 1907, passed the bar 
examination in February. 

Tau Tau gave its first dance of the year on January 5. The 
junior promenade was held in the gymnasium on February 21, and 
the Sigs had a house party in Liggett Hall. 

Washington defeated Y. M. C. A. in a dual indoor track meet 
on March 3, and came second in the St Louis University meet on 
March 17, Brother Fullerton scoring eight points in each meet. 

The annual play, Sheridan's School for Scandal, was presented 
at the Odeon Theater on March 16, and the Sigs attended in a body, 
occupying a section of forty-four seats. The play was a success 
in every way. It will be given at Alton, 111., on April 27. 

The prospects for baseball and track are good. Brother Richard- 
son will doubtless grace second again, while Brother Fullerton will 
do the honors for Tau Tau in the hurdles. Several other Sigs will 
probably be on the track team. 

Woric has commenced on McMillan Hall, the new $300,000 wo- 
men's dormitory. 

The Alumni Association was reorganized on March 5. The 
alumni gave a smoker at the Missouri Athletic Qub on March 26, 
and will give a dance on April 20. 

Brother W. E. Hardy, grand praetor, paid us a very pleasant and 
helpful visit in January. We have also received visits from Brothers 
Mclntyre, Rho Rho 1904, and Brockmeyer, of Xi Xi. 

Dan a. Ruebel. 

St. Louis, Mo., 

April I, 1906. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 295 

SEVENTH PROVINCE 

ETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 

''Ole Miss" is looking forward to a successful baseball season, 
since there is a great deal of interest being taken in the team, and 
an abundance of good material is at hand. Sigma Chi will be repre- 
sented by our star athlete and captain, C. P. Hugpns, who holds 
second base, and I. C. Knox, who will probably be a member of the 
pitching staif . 

F. H. Leavell and Casa Collier represented Eta at the Seventh 
Province Biennial Convention, held at New Orleans, La., on Feb. 
ruary 26 and 27. The delegates report that Alpha Omicron Chap- 
ter deserves commendation for the hospitable and successful enter- 
tainment of the delegates. 

We have enjoyed visits from Brothers James B. Leavell and W. 
T. Pate, of Eta, and J. Q. Craig, of Theta. 

Isaac C. Knox. 
University, Miss., 
April 3, 1906. 



ALPHA NU CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 

No letter received. 



ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER — ^TULANE UNIVERSITY 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: John G. Aicken won the Camot 
debate ; he has been speaker of the Glindy Burke Literary Society. 
Alexander Ficklen was elected alternate debater on the Tulane team 
which is tx> be sent to Texas. Alexander Ficklen received a magna 
cum laude. 

Tulane has just passed through the ordeal of Founder's Day, and 
awakened from three consecutive hours of speech-making by the 
faculty and alumni. On March 24 the college was thrown open to 
visitors, and they came — from the country and from the city. The 
lower-class men, realizing that then was the time to show their valor, 
sat up all the previous night guarding paint-pots or daubing land- 
marks, until the next morning the windmill looked like a barber's 
pole, 

Tulane has a beautiful library, which was donated about five 
years ago by Mrs. Caroline Stannard Tilton. This library is now 



296 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

filled with bodes and works of art, but Mrs. Tilton a short time ago 
donated an extra $27,500 to build an annex. 

Alexander Ficklen. 
New Okleans, La., 
April I, 1906. 



ALPHA PSI CHAPTER — ^VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



OMEGA OMEGA CHAPTER — ^UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: L. L. Campbell has been chosen 
manager of the Tennis Club. 

The following new buildings add considerably to the appearance 
of the campus : a girW dormitory, a third boys' dormitory, a chemical 
laboratory, an infirmary, a larger agricultural building, and a dairy 
building. 

About the first of February a third sorority, under the name of 
Gamma Epsilon Delta, was organized here ; the other two being Zeta 
Tau Alpha and Chi Omega. 

A. L. Russell has withdrawn from the university in order to rest 
and mend his health before joining the United States Geological 
Survey in May. 

On the evening of February 22 we had our third annual "chicken 
feast." These feasts are always stag affairs, which come on the 
Thursday before the beginning of Lent. 

William G. Huxtable. 

Fayetteville, Ark., 

March 30, 1906. 



EIGHTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA BETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSFTY OF CALIFORNIA 

The spring term is near an end, and we are regretting the loss 
of Brother Charles F. DeArmond, who will graduate in May. 

The San Francisco alumni, in co-operation with Alpha Omega 
and Alpha Beta Chapters, have been endeavoring to establish a Sat- 
urday luncheon. So far the work has been fairly successful. 

Alpha Beta received a visit from its first graduate, Stephen 
T. Mather, of Chicago, in whose honor a luncheon was given at the 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 297 

Occidental Hotel, San Francisco. Brother Wallace P. Wood, of 
Omega, likewise paid us a visit 

The University of California has enjoyed a series of symphony 
concerts, given in the Greek Theater under the direction of Pro- 
fessor WcJle. These concerts are to be cwitinued, and promise to 
make the university the musical center of the West. 

G. E. Webber, Jr. 

Berkeley, Cal., 

April 8, 1906. 



ALPHA UPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

No letter received. 



ALPHA OMEGA CHAPTER — LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY 

There are only ten men in the chapter this semester. Brothers 
Quertermous, 1908, Wilde, 1906, and Calland having entered busi- 
ness in Gaunajuato, Mexico. Brother Tower, 1909, is in business 
in Marshfield, Oregon, and may not return to college. However, 
the chapter is in a prosperous condition, and we expect to receive 
our full quota of the class of 1910. 

What might be called the "stone age" at Stanford is practically 
over now, all the buildings being completed or very nearly so. 
Particular attention will now be given to obtaining a strong faculty. 

This month is always a very busy one in athletics. The inter- 
collegiate track meet and baseball games with Berkeley will occur 
soon. Boat races wil also be held. The new Stanford University 
Interscholastic Athletic Association ought to bring good athletes as 
well as good fraternity material to Stanford. 

J. T. TUPPER. 

Stanford Universfit, Cal., 
March 31, 1906. 



UPSILON UPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Shirley Parker, Fred Wills, and 
William Dunlap have parts in the college play to be given on April 
20. Parker is a prospective member of the track team, and Christie 
and Gloster have positions on the crew. Ormond is on the senior 
baseball committee, and Zook chairman of the Junior Day com- 
mittee. 



298 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

At the college all seems to promise well for the spring sports. 

The baseball team has a long trip scheduled, and the boat crew 

expects to row in California, Portland, Victoria, and here. The track 

team is looking forward to a triangular meet with Oregon and Idaho. 

« ,,, Alton Cooper. 

Seattle, Wash., 

April 4, 1906. 



NINTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER — HOBART COLLEGE 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Sporer, 1906, is president of the 
senior class ; Marshall, 1906, is chairman of the senior banquet, and 
Williams, 1906, toastmaster; Hobart is representative on commit- 
tee for the celebration of Geneva's centennial ; Sporer, Williams, and 
Hannahs have been selected to give commencement orations; Vis- 
schner, 1907, is paddle orator; Bremer, 1907, is art editor of the 
Echo, captain of the baseball team, sporting editor of the Hobart 
Herald, and on the junior smoker committee; Tucker, 1908, has 
been re-elected treasurer of his class, and is on the sc^homore dance 
committee ; Houghton, 1909, is secretary of his class ; Neel, 1909, is 
on the freshman banquet committee ; Harvey, 1909, is captain of the 
freshman basket-ball team ^md second assistant manager of the base- 
ball team ; Bremer, Visschner, and Pitt are members of the Skull and 
Dagger ; Williams and Bremer are members of Kappa Beta Phi. 

The interest of Hobart men at present is principally centered in 
the original comic opera. The Invaders, in the production of which 
Alpha Alpha has no small part. Six of the brothers are in the diorus, 
Connette is the leading lady, Sporer the comedian, and Visschner 
stage manager. Snyder, Phillips, Bremer, and Pitt also have parts. 
The opera is to be presented junior week, which comes after our 
Easter vacation. We are to have a house party then. 

The baseball team, under Brother Bremer, is practicing regularly. 
Brothers Brown and Williams, of last year's team, as well as 
Brothers Heron, Houghton, and Hammond, are trying for positions. 
Brothers Visschner and Seeley are trying for the Lacrosse team. 

We are now planning for the third annual reunion banquet of 
Alpha Alpha Chapter, and hq>e to have many alumni with us in 

•^""^* Ashley T. Pitt. 

Geneva, N. Y., 
April 2, 1906. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 299 

ETA ETA CHAPTER — DARTMOUTH COLLEGE 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Crawford M. Bishop, 1906, has 
been elected class historian ; Augustine H. Ayers, 1906, is a member 
of the Glee Qub and Quartette; Richard H. Goode, 1907, is a 
member of the baseball squad ; Allan Brown, 1907, Russell Patter- 
son, 1909, and James Bumes, 1907, are members of the track 
squad; Porter W. Lowe, 1908, has been elected to the Aegis 
board; Thomas P. Morrissey, 1908, is captain of the sophomore 
basket-ball team; Roy H. Keith, 1908, won his numerals in basket- 
ball this year ; Anson McLoud, 1909, has been elected to the college 
orchestra ; Walter C. Rogers, 1909, and John H. Dowdell, 1909, are 
members of the college band. 

With the initiation of Ernst Foley, 1907, and Sanford Hooker, 
1909, the number of active members swells to thirty-four, and Eta 
Eta looks forward with bright prospects to next year, as she loses 
only two by graduation. 

We are especially fortunate in having on the faculty alumni 
brothers, who have been giving us, from time to time tliroughout the 
winter months, "smoke talks" at the fraternity rooms. They have 
added much to the social life. A dance during "prom, week" is now 
definitely assured, and preparations are under way for making it the 
crowning event of the year socially. 

Dartmouth is to have two new dormitories, which will be begun 
this summer, to accommodate the constantly increasing student body. 

We have an unusually good baseball schedule this year, including 

games with Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Georgetown, and 

Columbia. ,,, /- 

Warren Currier. 

Hanover, N. H., 

March 30, 1906. 



NU NU CHAPTER — COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 

The second term of the college year 1905-6 has begun with a 
slight increase in our registration, owing to the new system which 
has been inaugurated at Columbia for the admission of students at 
the beginning of the second term. As a result of this, some "rush- 
ing" is still going on, and we expect to get a couple of new men. 

This year's Varsity show. The Conspirator, was a great success. 
Brother Bosworth was assistant manager, and Brothers Dunwoodie 
and Hauser were in the cast 



300 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Owing to the bad weather, all our teams have been kept indoors 
a long while, but at last they have managed to get out. Although 
there are several places to be filled by new men in the make-up of 
our crew and our baseball team, a promising lot of candidates have 
reported, and we all are looking forward to a successful season on 
the water and diamond. Many of our brothers are taking an active 
part in athletics. Wise has won a place on the wrestling team ; Dick- 
son is out again for association, Taylor and Snevily for the 
Varsity boat, and Robinson for the freshman crew ; Wheeler is mak- 
ing a strong bid for the baseball team. 

We have received a visit from Brother Brown, of Phi, and many 
of the alumni attend our Friday night gatherings. 

Theodore H. Crane. 

New York City, N. Y., 
March 30, 1906. 

ALPH THETA CHAPTER — MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: J. A. Kane, 1907, A. H. Van 
Keuren, 1907, and H. J. McDonald, 1907, have been elected to Ham- 
mer and Tongs, the senior and junior society. 

A big Sig crowd gathered at the Hotel Brunswick on March 24 
for our annual banquet. With James Reed, 1906, presiding as toast- 
master, with Maurice Dean, grand praetor, and with representatives 
from Cornell, Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Pennsylvania 
State College, it is hardly necessary to state that the banquet was a 
grand success. An even greater affair is being planned for our 
twenty-fifth anniversary banquet next year. 

Brother I. I. Yates, 1906, gave the chapter a merry dinner on 
March 27, at the announcement of his engagement to Miss Brodc, of 
Annapolis. 

We have had the pleasure of visits from Brothers Ferguson, 
Alpha Theta 1902, Carl Williams, and Paine. 

We are proud to introduce James A. McElroy, Alexander Van 
Keuren, and Henry P. T. Van Keuren to the brothers of Sigfma Chi. 

Paul R. Fanning. 

Boston, Mass., 

April 6, 1906. 

ALPHA PHI CHAPTER— CORNELL UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 301 

RHO RHO CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters : G. Lewis Smith has been elected to 
the arbitration board of the Interscholastic Baseball League^ and was 
on the sophomore "hop" committee ; B. B. Fogler was an aide at the 
sophomore dance ; L. Roland Lord has been elected to membership 
in the Deutscher Verein ; W. M. Hinkley and J. N. Jewett are mem- 
bers of the Banjo Club ; C. E. Prince is one of the seniors chosen for 
commencement parts ; E. J. Wilson is president of the new Literary 
Federation ; J. L. Paige is chairman of the senior banquet committee. 

This spring we have taken in one new man, the initiation being 
held March 27, and we take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity 
at large Frederick D. Rogers. 

In baseball Brother Mayo, 1909, stands a very good chance of 
securing first base on the team this spring, while Brothers Dixon and 
Karl are sub-catchers. 

Work will be begun on the new Carnegie Library as soon as the 
weather allows, and it is expected it will be completed when college 
opens next fall. 

L. Roland Lord. 

Orono, Maine, 

April 3, 1906. 

PSI PSI CHAPTER — SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters : George S. Baker, Harris N. Cock- 
ingham, and Earl R. Elmer are members of the "Boar's Head," the 
dramatic club; William Martin and Edward Dubrois, wie of our 
spikes, are playing on the baseball team. 

Psi Psi ended fourth in the Inter-Fraternity Basket-Bail League 
at Syracuse University, winning eight of the twelve games played. 
During the spring we hope to make a good showing in inter-fra- 
ternity baseball. 

At our second initiation, held in March, Frank Sdieffmacher, Wil- 
liam Martin, and Henry Keough were made brothers in Sigma Chi. 

We take pleasure in acknowledging visits from the following 
brothers: Burr Mcintosh, of Phi; and Pitt, Connette, Wiliiams, 
and Visschner, of Alpha Alpha. 

Harry A. Dunsmoor. 

Syracuse, N. Y., 
April 19, 1906. 



Letters and Reports from Alumni Chapters 

KANSAS CITY ALUMNI CHAPTER 

The last reported meeting of this chapter was the election in 
April, 1905. Since that time we have had three regular quarterly 
meetings, a good representation at the Cincinnati convention, and 
numerous luncheons. These latter were revived last fall, and have 
done as much to bring the local Sigs close together as any other one 
feature. It was announced last September that the local Sigs would 
have luncheon together every Saturday at Johnston's Chop House, 
and repeated notices to that effect were sent out every week. The 
average attendance is now twenty. Sigs everywhere, take notice, 
that if you are ever in Kansas City cm Saturday, you will find a bunch 
of good fellows at lunch at the Sig Dumb-Bell at Johnston's. 

On June 8, 1905, we had a regular quarterly dinner. The principal 
theme was die Cincinnati meeting, and it was so well received that 
on the night of June 25 a special Sigma Chi car was hitched on the 
fast C. & A. train for Cincinnati via Chicago. This contained the 
delegates from Alpha Xi aind Xi Xi, Sigs from the neighboring 
towns, and the following of our own members: Delegates Henry 
L. McCune, H. P. Wright, W. R. Qifford, Maclay Lyon, R. L. 
McAlpine, E. A. Harper, and J. W. Kimberlin. The whole trip 
made a hit with all of us, and and we feel sure the whole conven- 
tion knew we were in Cincinnati. 

Probably the best annual Thanksgiving banquet we have ever 
held was the last one on the evening of November 29, 1905. The 
toast list follows : 

ToASTMASTER— Judge Henry L. McCune 
"My Name is Sigma Chi" — ^Alpha Xi Quartette 

"Does it Pay?" Judge H. C. Timmonds, Lambda 1875 

'The Spirit of Sigma Chi" C. A. Newton, Xi Xi 1902 

"My Sweetheart"— Alpha Xi Quartette 

*The Ladies" Judge A. F. Evans, Zcta Zeta 1882 

"Initiation" Nelson J. Ward, Alpha Xi 1905 

Sig Thoughts" Harry E. Bagby, Xi Xi 

"Glorious Sigma Chi"— Quartette 

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LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 303 

Original Poem Thomas Parry, Zeta Zeta i^ 

"College Days" I. E. Lambert, Omega 187S 

"Sigma Chi Waltz Song"— Quartette 

Our first quarterly meeting of this year was a Sigma Chi theater 
party on February 9. The chapter attended the Grand to witness 
Harry Beresford's comedy, The Woman Hater. Supper was served 
afterward at Morledge's Oyster House, where Mr. Beresford was 
the guest of the chapter. Our next meeting will be an election-night 
smoker in June. 

The following new members have joined since our last report : 
G. L. Connell, Psi Psi 1902 ; M .S. Garrard, Alpha Xi 1905 ; C. A. 
Newton, Xi Xi 1902 ; E. A. Setzler, Xi Xi 1901 ; A. R. Williams, 
Alpha Xi 1899 ; A. H. Worley, Alpha Xi 1903 ; E. S. North, Xi Xi 
1905 ; W. M. Reid, Zeta 1887; and M. C. Blanchard, Alpha Xi 1902. 

Loyal Sigs from Boston, from Denver, and from many places 
between have dropped in on us at the luncheons. W. E. Hardy, 
grand praetor of Lincoln, Nebr., was one of them. 

Brother George Kingsley and some others of us saw the big 
football game in Chicago Thanksgiving, and received a hearty wel- 
come at the Sig luncheon at the Great Northern the following 
Saturday. 

J. W. KiMBERLiN, Secretary. 
Kansas City, Mo., 
March 2, 1906. 



WASHINGTON ALUMNI CHAPTER 

The most important Sigma Chi function of the year, in Washing- 
ton, was the annual alumni banquet given at Rauscher's on February 
21. This was an event of record. The "Patriarch of Epsilon," Dr. 
Famham, declared that the alumni had surpassed themselves, and 
that this was the largest and best banquet ever given by them in this 
city. A particularly enjoyable feature was the presence of our 
worthy grand consul, Robert James, who gave us a splendid talk. 
Brother James humorously advised all good Sigs to get out of Wash- 
ington, and take a new lease on life. 

There were nearly eighty Sigs at the table. Among the old guard 
were Dr. Famham, Rev. Thomas Samson, Major Samuel Walker, 
Dr. Jacob Weaver, and Hon. E. R. Hinshaw. 

Arthur J. McElhone, Secretary. 
Washington, D. C, 
April I, 1906. 



304 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

LOUISVILLE ALUMNI CHAPTER 

On the evening of May i, the Louisville Alumni Ouster of 
Sigma Chi held a banquet at the new Seelbach Hotel. It was well 
attended, and an all-around ^ood time was had. Hon. Arthur Peter, 
the president of the chj^)ter, acted as master of ceremonies. Several 
informal talks were made. Among these was one by Colonel Charles 
L. Jewett, (M-esident of the Bar Association of Indiana, who spoke in 
a reminiscent mood of college and fraternity days at Indiana Uni- 
versity years ago. He also told some of his experiences in tfie 
Philippine Islands when he was there as a special judge. 

A business meeting was held at the close, at which Arthur Peter 
was re-elected president, and William R. Ricks, secretary. 



DETROIT ALUMNI CHAPTER 

The Detroit Alumni Chapter of Sigma Chi held its annual meet- 
ing May 9, 1905, at the Yacht Qub in Detroit, Mich. Preceding 
the meeting there was a supper at the club. 

The following officers were elected : president, D. W. Hawks- 
worth ; vice-president, William McDonald ; secretary and treasurer, 
Charles F. Delbridge. 

The executive committee reported the success of the Saturday 
noon luncheons, which have been revived, and which are now held 
every Saturday noon between 12 and 2 o'clock in a special nxxn pro- 
vided at the Penobscot Inn. This revival is the outcome of the 
enthusiasm aroused at a beef-steak supper held April 7 in the Dutch 
Room at Richter's Hotel, which was one of the most enthusiastic 
meetings of the Detroit alumni ever held, and was attended by 
eighteen of the active members from Ann Arbor. 

Charles F. Delbrhxse. 

Detroit, Mich., 

May 18, 1906. 



CHARLESTON ALUMNI CHAPTER 

The first meeting of the Charleston Alumni Chapter of the Sigma 
Chi Fraternity was held at the Hotel Ruifner, Saturday, April 28, 
at 10 P. M. J. M. McConahey was elected president, and C. N. 
McWhorter secretary-treasurer. Fifteen members were present, 
representing nine different chapters, and the enthusiasm exhibited 
was enough to assure the success of our young chapter. Unfor- 



LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 305 

tunately. Brothers Romine and Bridge, charter members, were un- 
able to be present It is our intention to have a banquet the first 
Saturday in February of each year. 

Those present were: J. M. McConahey, Mu 1877; Frank Conklin, Gam- 
ma 1898; G. R. Krebs, Mu Mu 1899; D. £. Miller, Mu Mu 1902; G. E. 
Graham, Mu Mu 1904; William D. Hopper, Zeta Zeta 1896; N. S. Fitzhugh, 
Zeta 1896; C. C. Wiley, Delta Delta 1897; T. R. English, Sigma Sigma 1901; 
Henry Capito, Mu Mu 1900; Ned Wilson, Zeta 1903; £. B. Snider, Mu Mu 
1905; J. Edmund Price, Zeta 1905; R. C. Yoho, Mu Mu 1901; C. N. Mc- 
Whorter, Mu Mu 1901. 

C. N. McWhorter, Secretary. 

Chasleston, W. Va., 

May 15, 1906. 



Miscellaneous Notes 



M. J. DoRSEY, Xi Xi 1904, has opened a law office in Denver, Colo. 

Samuel Sloan, Alpha Alpha 1905, is in business at Utica, N. Y. 

Guy Hilliard, Alpha Alpha 1901, is studying law at Moravia, N. Y. 

Brother Rice, Theta 1905, has secured a position in Wheeling, W. Va. 

Kenneth B. Higby, Alpha Lambda 1903, is practicing law in Milwaukee, 
Wis. 

Brother Craig, Theta ex-1905, is traveling for D. L. Auld, fraternity 
jeweler. 

Roy D. Wires, Psi Psi 1909, has left college and accepted a position in 
Herkimer, N. Y. 

H. B. Young, Theta 1903, is recuperating from typhoid fever at hb home, 
in Middletown, Pa. 

Daniel Maloney, Alpha Alpha ex- 1907, is with the Erie Railroad at 
Homellsville, N. Y. 

John L. FLannery, Alpha Alpha 1898, is located in Chicago, lU. He is 
in the brokerage business. 

Thomas H. Kingsley, Theta Theta 1905, Alpha Xi 1903, is spending 
the summer months abroad. 

Harry A. Drake, Jr., Psi Psi ex- 1908, has a position with the Western 
Electric Co., New York City. 

F. O. Wise, Beta 1905, expects to spend the latter part of the spring term 
in Wooster, pursuing special study. 

John F. McLean, Theta Theta 1900, is connected with H. W. Noble & 
Co., bankers and brokers of Detroit. 

Walter L. Fisher, Chi 1883, has just been appointed special traction 
counsel by Mayor Dunne, of Chicago. 

Alexander O'Neal, Theta, 1901 and Phi Phi 1905, is resident physiciaa at 
the Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. 

Wyatt Kingman, Alpha Alpha 1905, is with the Sil-0x3rgen Co., of 
Niagara Falls, N. Y., as assistant chemist. 

Joseph McClure, Zeta Zeta 1909, has accepted a position with McQure 
& Bronston, lithographers in Lexington, Ky. 

George B. Ingersoll, Alpha Zeta 1889, has recently been appointed secre- 
tary of the Fairbanks, Morse Co., at Beloit, Wis. 

306 



MISCELLANEOUS NOTES 307 

Henry C. G)bubn, Epsilon 1900, has been appointed a member of the 
medical faculty of the George Washington University. 

HowASD E. OsKAMP, Alpha Alpha 1906, Alpha Phi 1906, is with the 
Standard Electrical Construction Co., of Rochester, N. Y. 

A. O. Reser, Delta Delta, 1882, of Lafayette, Ind., was elected by a large 
majority to the position of recorder of Tippecanoe County. 

Former Grand Consxh* Orla B. Taylor, Theta Theta 1887, and Mrs. 
Taylor spent the month of March in Florida on a pleasure trip. 

Charles A. Kiler, Kappa Kappa 1893, has recently been elected secretary 
and treasurer of the Champaign (111.,) Chamber of Commerce. 

George F. Grassie, Alpha Zeta 1895, is a candidate for the Wisconsin 
assembly from the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Wards of Milwaukee. 

Duncan L. Buzby, Phi Phi 1876, has recently been appointed chief coun- 
sel for the Keystone Reporting and Collection Co., of Philadelphia. 

H. B. Morse, Qii 1880, recently renewed his interest in Hanover by visit- 
ing friends and the scenes of earlier days in connection with the college. 

WiLUAM W. KiTTLEMAN, Thcta Theta 1901, is located in Detroit as a 
representative of the General Electric Co. His address is 1434 Majestic 
Building. 

James Fowler, Jr., Delta Delta 1902, of Lafayette, Ind., and Robert 
F. Higbee, 1904, of Milford, Ind., hold positions in the Continental National 
Bank of Chicago. 

Egbert W. Smith, D.D., of Greensboro, N. C, has accepted a call to the 
Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Ky. This is one of the largest 
churches of the city. 

Shrewsbury B. Miller, Delta Delta 1886, expert consulting engineer 
representing the Gould interests, has been transferred from Hackensack, 
N. J., to Saugerties, N. Y. 

William S. White, Alpha Pi 1889, is now located in Philadelphia as the 
representative of the American Book Co. Washington and Baltimore are 
also included in his territory. 

John T. McCutcheon, Delta Delta 1889, is resting from his labors as 
cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune, and during a six months' vacation will 
travel in Russia and the Far East. 

Joseph R. Persons, Theta Theta 1884, is president of the Southern Cop- 
per Mining Co., whose mines are located in Beaver County, Utah. His 
address is Box 861, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Arthur E. Lodge, Omicron Omicron 1906, has accepted an engineering 
position with the Burlington Railroad out of Lincoln, Nebr., and is making 
the Sig house at that place his headquarters. 



3o8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Benjamin G. Fernald, Delta Delta 1898, eastern manager of the North- 
ern Electrical Co., until recently located in New York City, has been trans- 
ferred to the headquarters office at Madison, Wis. 

James F. Royster, Omicron Omicron 1900, who was at the University of 
Colorado last year, has recently been appointed to a position on the teaching 
staff of the English Department in the University of Chicago. 

Lafayette Pence, Chi 1877, is president of the Pence Co., of Portland, 
Oregon, which is a large hydraulic concern engaged in sluicing off the hills 
and filling in the lakes along the Willamette River in the north part of 
Portland. 

William F. Irwin, Chi 1887, resigned as pastor of the Second Presby- 
terian Church of Springfield, 111., in February, to accept a call to the Fourth 
Avenue Presbyterian Church of Louisville, Ky. He assumed the duties of his 
new charge March i. 

Jasper M. Dresser, Delta Delta 1890, has opened an office for the practice 
of law in the Colorado Building, Fourteenth and G Streets, Washington, 
D. C, and will practice before the courts of the District of Columbia, the 
Court of Claims, and the departments of the government. 

At the conclusion of his present term as judge of the appellate bench of 
Indiana, Ulric Z. Wiley, Rho 1871, one of the best-known jurists of the state, 
will return to his law practice and will retire from activity in politics. He 
is a native of Jefferson County, his home being at Fowler. 

RuTER W. Springer, Omega 1887, recently published in pamphlet form a 
most interesting and scholarly dissertation entitled The Savior's Creed: A 
Plan for Christian Unity, Brother Springer is chaplain, artillery corps, of 
the United States army, and is at present located at Fort Washington, Md 

Walker D. Hines, Psi 1893, oi Louisville, Ky., of the law firm of 
Humphrey, Hines & Humphrey, has accepted the position of general counsel 
for the Santa Fe railway at a salary of $25,000 a year, his headquarters to be 
in New York City. Mr. Hines was a charter member of the Louisville Alumni 
Chapter. 

John R. Scott, Theta 1889, a member of the law firm of White, Childs ft 
Scott, of Pittsburg, has written a novel, entitled The Colonel of the Red 
Hussars. The novel will be published at an early date by the Lippincotts, 
who speak of it as being one of the most entertaining published by them 
for years. 

Alpheus W. Smith, Mu Mu 1900, who has been occupying a position 
on the faculty of Harvard University for about five years, was recently ap- 
pointed professor of physics and mathematics at Bowdoin College, to succeed 
Professor Joseph C. Pearson, resigned. He has for several years been promi- 
nently identified with the Harvard group. 



MISCELLANEOUS NOTES 309 

C. F. Steckelbubg, Alpha Epsilon 1905, head of the violin department of 
the University of Nebraska Conservatory of Music, leaves in June for 
Europe to finish his studies, and also to give several concerts in London, 
Liverpool, and Berlin. Before leaving, Mr. Steckelburg will give a series of 
concerts in the principal cities of the East. 

George Ade, Delta Delta 1887, has again entered the newspaper field, and 
is just now engaged in syndicating a series of articles in a number of the 
leading dailies of the country on his recent trip to Europe. The contribu- 
tions, as might be expected, are written in a humorous vein, and are intended 
to depict the absurdities of foreign customs. 

Akrangements are being made for a number of class reunions to be held 
at Hanover college this year. Among the Sigs to be present are : 1876— John 
H. Bright, La Harpe, Kan.; William N. Harding, Indianapolis, Ind.; 
1886— Howard Fisher, Washington, D. C; Charles K Morse, Evansville, 
Ind. ; George S. Taylor, Indianapolis, Ind. 

John S. McMuxin, of Seattle, Wash., with wife and son, visited New York 
from April 18 to 2|. A portion of this time they were entertained by 
Brother Dr. Scratchley. Brother McMillin's son was recently initiated into 
the chapter at the Washington State University. Brother McMillin was our 
first grand consul, and was one of the originators of the rules of administra- 
tion under which the Fraternity is now governed. 

W. K. Elbridge, Delta Delta 1878, a prominent architect and engineer 
residing at Indianapolis, Ind., in a recent competition with a number of local 
architects, as well as others from Chicago and Cincinnati, secured the adop- 
tion of his plans for the Indianapolis Board of Trade building, and is at 
present superintending the erection. His specialty is heavy construction and 
reinforced concrete work, in which line he has established an enviable reputa- 
tion. 

Pete Overfielo, Phi Phi 1901, has struck it rich in the Alaska gold fields, 
and during the closed season there he has made his first visit here 
since he played a game of football with a professional team from 
Pittsburg about three years ago. The old University of Pennsyl- 
vania center is looking rugged, and laughed when told by his friends that 
he had been reported dead at least half a dozen times. Nome is Overfield's 
address, although he is some 350 miles north, at a placer settlement known as 
Oumachuck. He will be in the East for a couple of months, and then will 
return to Alaska, sailing from Seattle June Z-^Philadelphia Press, March 
15. 1906. 

Secretary Von Ogden Vogt, Alpha Zeta 1901, of the United Society of 
Christian Endeavor, left Boston last evening on one of the longest tours in 
the interests of Endeavor work that he has ever undertaken. He will be 
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and in the West, Vermont being the only New England state which he will 
visit During the next three months Mr. Vogt will attend a large number 
of state conventions. He will be at the Presbyterian General Assembly at 
Des Moines, Iowa, from May 17 to 28. On July 7 he will sail for Geneva, 
Switzerland, to attend the World's Endeavor G)nvention. During his trip 
he will hold many conferences with local groups of pastors concerning 
Christian Endeavor work. — Boston Transcript, March 16, 1906. 

John S. McMillin, Xi 1876, of Seattle, Wash., has bought the grounds 
and buildings of the Lewis and Qark Centennial Exposition at Portland, 
Oregon. The site and buildings will be used for the establishment of exten- 
sive manufacturing enterprises. Thomas C. Bell, Alpha 1857, supervises the 
guards who are watching the exposition buildings for Brother McMillin. 
Brother McMillin, Mrs. McMillin, and Paul H. McMillin, their son, Upsilon 
Upsilon 1910, were in Washington, D. C, from March 28 to April 5, at the 
national convention of railroad commissioners of the United States and later 
went with them on their excursion to Florida and Cuba, returning home 
through New Orleans and Los Angeles. Brother McMillin is one of the three 
railroad commissioners of the state of Washington, and for the eflFective 
performance of his duties has removed from Roche Harbor to 505 Harvard 
Avenue North, Seattle. Brother McMillin, while en route east stopped in 
Chicago for a few hours, and took luncheon with Charles Ailing, Jr., at the 
Union League Club, while his son Paul visited Omicron Omicron Chapter and 
the University of Chicago. 

Joseph A. Le Prince, Nu Nu 1898, who is connected with the Panama 
Canal Commission as a sanitary engineer, is attracting considerable attention 
on account of the war which he is waging for the extermination of mos- 
quitoes on the zone. Frederick Palmer, in Collier's Weekly for February 
24, in his article on "Panama without Prejudice," writes of Le Prince as 
follows : 

The commander of the brigade of mosquito fighters, Le Prince, now chief 
sanitary inspector of the Isthmus, is a civil engineer who, soon after his gradua- 
tion from Columbia College, became associated with Colonel Gorgas. and has been 
his right-hand man ever since. Le Prince is a man with a hobby. He does not 
care for pay or promotion ; he cares only for mosquitoes and saving human lives. 
His inspectors know the haunts of the little enemy, which will not breed where 
there are fish that will eat the larvae or where there is scum which prevents the 
larvae rising to the surface to breathe. The tiny pool at the foot of a palm tree, 
or where an animal has made a footprint, rather than Colon, is the real pesthole 
of the Isthmus. Happily, the anopheles and the stegomyia are not travelers like 
the culex, or ordinary black mosquito. If they were, there would be no limit to 
the ravages of malaria and yellow fever. New Orleans, which has quarantined 
men so carefully, never quarantined bananas, which have carried infected 
stegomyia into the city from Costa Rica. 



Marriages 



I. I. Yates, Alpha Thcta 1906, and Miss Brook, April 28, 1906. 

Leon Glascock, Lambda 1905, and Miss Ilene McCurdy, at Phoenix, Ariz., 
April 4, 1906. 

Milton C. Blanchasd, Alpha Xi 1902, and Miss Edith Dick, at Newton, 
Kan., April 18, 1906. 

Easle Cask, Alpha Zeta 1906, and Miss Mildred Mitchell, at Lacrosse, 
Wis., March 3, 1906. 

RiCHABD Whale, Alpha Rho, 1904, and Miss Helen Johnson, at Beth- 
lehem, April 17, 1906. 

Fielding H. Yost, Mu Mu 1897, and Miss Eunice Fite, at Nashville, 
Tenn., March 12, 1906. 

R. L. HiGGiNBOTHAM, Xi Xi 1901, and Miss Maud Morris, at Augusta, 
Ark., in February, 1906. 

Franos B. Mastin, Psi Psi 1908, and Miss Gladys G>ngdon, at Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., April 5, 1906. 

C MusRY Twelves, Xi Xi ex-1906, and Miss Ruby Schweich, at Rich- 
mond, Mo., April 25, 1906. 

Cleves H. Howell, Kappa Kappa 1905, and Miss Flora Hunter, at Wash- 
ington, Ky., March 27, 1906. 

John H. Jacobs, Omicron 1903, and Miss Margaret M. Halbach, at 
Reading, Pa., February 10, 1906. 

Lewis A. Stoneman, Theta Theta 1894, and Miss Genevieve V. Potter, 
at Detroit, Mich., April 24, 1906. 

RozELLE J. Phillips, Alpha Alpha 1895, ^^^ Miss Esther B. Smith, at 
Pittsfield, Mass., February 20, 1906. 

Mercer Arnold, Xi Xi 1900, and Miss Vera Frederick, at Christian 
College, Columbia, Mo., April 18, 1906. 

W. H. Peer Conklin, Alpha Phi 1895, ^nd Miss Lola M. S. Schmidlapp, 
of Cincinnati, at Rome, Italy, April 19, 1906. 



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Obituaries 



RUFUS E. SHAPLEY, OMICRON i860 

Rufus K Shapley, Omicron i860, died at his home in Philadelphia, 
February 11. Brother Shapley was a member of the "old guard," and his 
loss is a great one to all the Pennsylvania chapters. He was a well-known 
lawyer, art connoisseur, and author of the celebrated political satire. Solid for 
Mulhooly, which won for him national fame. We quote from the Philadelphia 
Press of February 12 as follows : 

Mr. Shapley, who was sixty-four years old, had been ill since November 20, 
and had been sinking slowly for a month. Hope for his life was abandoned 
over a week ago. His wife and one daughter. Miss Hilda Shapley, survive him. 

Mr. Shapley was one of Philadelphia's most celebrated lawyers, having 
been the victor in many a legal battle in which he was opposed by the most 
eminent lawyers in the country. Since 1885 her has represented the Philadelphia 
Traction Co., in this city. He won the fight for the installation of the trolley 
system in 1892, when the population of the city was decided against the innova- 
tion. 

He also was senior counsel for the late Senator Quay during his trial in 
this city, and was personal legal adviser for Mayor StoUey during the tatter's 
administration. 

Mr. Shapley was born August 4, 1840, in Carlisle, Pa., to which town his 
grandfather had come from New England in 1799. He was graduated from 
Dickinson College in i860, and studied law with a brother of Judge Penrose. 
He was admitted to the bar of Cumberland County in 1861. and soon after began 
the practice of law in this city. Until 1870 he was interested in various busi- 
ness enterprises, but at that time he gave up all these and devoted himself 
exclusively to his profession. 

The first case of note in which he was retained was in the suit of a man 
named Brady against the owners of the steamship "Pennsylvania." Brady was 
a passenger on the ship when a tidal wave swept the captain and three principal 
officers off the deck. Brady was a navigator and was appointed captain by the 
passengers. When under his guidance the ship was brought to this port in 
safety, he claimed salvage. Mr. Shapley was retained by Brady and won the 
case, which was hotly contested by the steamship company. 

A humorous feature of the trial was Mr. Shapley*s cross-examination of the 
fourth officer of the ship, who, the company claimed, could have easily navigated 
her. Mr. Shapley made a close study of navigation and was enabled so to 
confuse the fourth officer with regard to the ship's log that his calculations had 
the ship almost to Lake Erie on the day on which it arrived in Philadelphia. 

Mayor Stokley relied on Mr. Shapley implicitly during the labor riots of 

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1877 ui<l ui the delicate legal steps necessary to be taken in the tearing down 
of the buildings surrounding the structures for the Centennial Exposition. 

It was in 1881 that Mr. Shapley published anonymously the political satire 
Solid for Mulhooly, This was used as a textbook by the Committee of One 
Hundred during its fight against the Gas House Ring. The book was sold on 
the streets here and in New York, but the author's name was not generally 
known for several years. 

Mr. Shapley also represented William U. Hensel and John S. Steinman, 
lawyers and also editors of the Lancaster InteiHgencer, who criticised a judge 
in their publication and were disbarred. The case was fought out in the supreme 
court and ended in a great victory for the Philadelphia lawyer. He was also 
counsel for the Philadelphia Times in its fight against the Louisiana Lottery. 

In 1887 Mr. Shapley drafted the state revenue act, and was prominent in 
tax legislation and litigation. This act failed at the time, but was passed two 
years later and formed a model which has been copied by other states. 

Mr. Shapley was perhaps best known in this city as counsel for the Phila- 
delphia Traction Co. Besides winning the fight of the company for the installa- 
tion of the trolley system, he, in 1895, defeated August Belmont's purpose to 
build an elevated road on Market Street. 

Literature and art possessed a great attraction for Mr. Shapley. He was 
co-editor with former Librarian of Congress, A. R. Spofford, in publishing the 
Library of Wit and Humor, and he had an excellent collection of pictures in his 
home. 

Dickinson College conferred the degree of LL.D. on him in 1900. Twenty years 
ago the law firm of Shapley & Ballard was formed, Mr. Shapley's partner being 
Ellis A. Ballard. He was a member of the Union League, the Lawyer's Qub, 
and the Pennsylvania Historical Society, besides several other organizations, 
social and professional. 

The following resolutions were adopted by Phi Phi Chapter: 

Wrbkeas, Almighty God in his divine Providence has removed from our 
midst our much-beloved brother, Rufus E. Shapley, of the Sigma Chi Fraternity ; 
and 

Whereas, Phi Phi Chapter wishes to honor his memory as a lojral and noble 
brother of our Fraternity; be it 

Resolved, That in his death Sigma Chi Fraternity loses a valuable and hon- 
orable brother, and a true and loving friend ; and be it further 

Resolved, That we extend to the family of our deceased Brother our 
sincere sjrmpathy and condolence in this sad hour of bereavement. 

JOHN S. ALLEMAN, THETA 1876. 

John S. Alleman, Thcta 1876, died at his home in Washington, D. C, 
April 3. Brother Allenian always maintained an active interest in his 
chapter and the general fraternity as well. He was grand consul of the 
Twenty-third Grand Chapter held at Nashville, Tenn., in 1897. He was bom 
in 1855 in Selin's Grove, Pa. Mr. AUeman received his college education at 
Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, where he graduated in the early seventies, 



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and later studied law at the University of Pennsylvania, taking up his resi- 
dence in Harrisburg immediately after graduation. 

Mr. Alleman was very active in religious work. Soon after his arrival 
in Washington he was elected superintendent of the Sunday school of St 
Paul's English Lutheran Church and held the office for one year. At the time 
of his death he was secretary of the local Lutheran Sunday-school Union. A 
month ago Mr. Alleman took a leading part at the Sunday-school convention 
of the eastern conference of the Maryland Lutheran synod held at Baltimore, 
presiding at one of the meetings and delivering an address on Sunday-school 
work. Not long thereafter he was taken sick with what was supposed to be 
acute indigestion. Complications set in, however, and the case developed into 
palpitation of the heart. By will power he fought the disease and seemed 
to be on the road to recovery. 

Wrsrsas» It has pleased Almighty God in his infinite wisdom to remove 
from this life Brother John S. Alleman, late a member of Theta Chapter; and 

Whbreas, His brothers of the Washington Alumni Chapter of the Sigma 
Chi Fraternity desire to give evidence of their appreciation of his splendid 
character and noble virtues, and to express their deepest regret and sorrow 
in his loss; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we extend to his bereaved wife and family our sincere 
sympathy in their sad bereavement, and we asstu-e them that we participate in 
their grief. 

Louis Mackall, Jb. 
George N. Acker. 
E. K. Fox. 

Hubert L. Sample, Mu 1900, died on February 18, 1906, at Atlanta, Ga. 
The following resolutions were adopted by Mu Chapter: 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from among us om 
beloved brother, Hubert L. Sample; and 

Whereas, We, his brothers of Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi, wish to express 
our deep grief and sorrow in the loss of our brother ; be it 

Resolved, That we extend to the family of oi;r departed brother the sincere 
assurance of our profound sympathy in their bereavement; and be it further 

Resolved, That our badge be draped in mourning for thirty days in respect 
to his memory ; and finally be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, to the 
Sigma Chi Quarterly, the Denisonian, and the Granville Times, and be spread 
upon the records of thip chapter. 

Alfred M. Colby. 
Bruce T. Work, 
Horace M. Huffman. 

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Arthur Lee Post, Mu Mu 1898, assistant professor of bacteriology in the 
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OBITUARIES 315 

Morgantown, died of acute pleurisy on May 11. The funeral was held under 
university auspices, and the burial took place at Good Hope, W. Va., his 
former home. Brother Post was bom in Harrison Q>unty, W. Va., and 
received his early education in the public schools of the city. In 1898 he 
was graduated with a degree of A. B. from the university and the next year 
received a fellowship in chemistry from his Alma Mater. In 1899 and 1901 
he was made an instructor in science at the West Virginia Wesleyan Uni- 
versity. Later he spent two years at Johns Hopkins University, and a year 
at the University of Giicago. In the autumn of 1904 he accepted a position 
in the West Virginia University, which he held until his death. Brother Post 
was looked upon as a young man of unusual ability, and his loss will be keenly 
felt, not only in Mu Mu Chapter, but by the Fraternity at large. 

Robert Herpolsheimer, Alpha Epsilon 1907, died at his home in Lincoln, 
Nebr., February 6, 1906. Brother Herpolsheimer had been initiated the pre- 
ceding fall, and was one of Alpha Epsilon's most popular men. He had 
been in school but a short time, leaving it to resume his duties as advertising 
manager for his father's large department store. His death was indeed a 
sad one, as he had been married but a few months when he died. Besides his 
young wife, he leaves his parents, three brothers, a sister, and hosts of 
Lincoln people to mourn his untimely death. 

Jt Jl 

J. Frank Bruff, Delta Delta 1885, met death in connection with a 
trolley-car accident at Kokomo, Ind., early in April. Brother Bruff was a 
mechanical engineer, and was active in connection with the construction of 
interurban lines in Indiana during the past few years. He was a power in 
Purdue University in connection with the great fraternity fight, and always 
maintained his interest in Sigma Chi matters. 

Jt Jl 

T. Farrae Richardson, Alpha Omicron 1892, died in New Orleans, March 
18, 1906. 

Jt Jl 

Howard R. Peters, Gamma, died at his home in Circleville, Ohio, March 9. 

Jt Jl 
Leslie Atherton, Zeta Zeta 1897, died in Chicago, March 10, 1906. 



College and Fraternity Notes 

Kappa Alpha has a new chapter-house at Stanford. 

The Kappa Alpha Journal announces the establishment of alumni chap- 
ters in PittsbuiK and Los Angeles. 

Jt Jl 

An experimental school of philanthropy has been established in connec- 
tion with the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Jl Jl 

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity recently announced the re-establishment of Iowa 
Gamma Giapter at Iowa State G>llegey Ames, Iowa, which occurred Fd>ruary 
24. 

Jl Jl 

Through the generosity of F. Augustus Heinze, the copper king, a member 
of Phi Delta Theta, the chapter at Columbia has been able to secure an ele- 
gant home near the University. 

Jl Jl 

The introductory article in the March number of the Delta UpsUon 
Quarterly is devoted to the installation of the new chapter at the University 
of Illinois. The fraternity begins with thirty-five men. 

Jl Jl 

Beta Theta Pi will hold its annual convention in Denver, July 23-27. The 
Colorado Betas have subscribed $2,000 "to pay the additional cost of bringing 
the convention to that city, as compared with the cost of holding it elsewhere 
in a more centrally located place." 

Jl Jl 

Advance sheets of the catalogue of Syracuse University, issued about the 
middle of March, show that there are 2,776 students in attendance, as against 
2,009 in 1903- The Liberal Arts College leads with 1,263; ^^ arts has 828; 
medicine, 157; law, 160; the college of applied science, 391 ; and the Summer 
School, 88. 

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Messrs. Davis & Clegg, of Philadelphia, who have been advertisers in the 
Quarterly, announce that they have combined their silverware, clock, and 
fraternity jewelry business with the diamond, watch, and jewelry business of 
Messrs. Hoover & Smith and the business interests of both firms have been 

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incorporated under the name and style of the Hoover & Smith Company. 
The various departments will be under the direct management of Mr. J. D. 
Hoover, Mr. William J. Davis, Mr. Edgar A. Smith, and Mr. Charles I. 
Qegg, as heretofore. 

The March Shield of Phi Kappa Psi is devoted to elaborate reports of the 
national officers, which, in accordance with the established custom of the 
fraternity, was presented to the convention to be held in Washington, D. C, 
April 18-20. These annual reports have wide interest, and the practice of 
giving them publicit^r in the official organ is one which is not followed by 
many Greek-letter fraternities. 

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An addition to Van Wickle Library of Lafayette College, the gift of the 
class of 1883 has just been completed and consists of a cabinet and photo- 
graphic column bearing the inscription, "William C. Cattell Collection of 
Prints and Curios of the Marquis de Lafayette. Memorial Cabinet, and 
Column presented by the Class of 1883." The late William C Cattell, D.D., 
LL.D., president of Lafayette College from 1863 to 1883, had charge of the 
American chapel at Paris for a period in 1^70. At that time he made a 
collection of prints, medals, and curios of the Marquis de Lafayette, which 
he presented to the college during his lifetime. This collection has never 
before been available for demonstrative purposes. 

Jt Jt 

The History of Phi Delta Theta, recently issued, includes much that is of 
interest, not only to the organization for which it was primarily intended, 
but also to college and fraternity men generally, and, among the last men- 
tioned, Sigma Chi's in particular, as Phi Delta Theta is the second of the 
"Miami Triad," having been founded seven years before Sigma Chi at the 
first home of Greek-letter societies in the West, which was also the birth- 
place of Beta Theta Phi. The book is a monument to the literary genius and 
painstaking devotion of Walter B. Pahner, Emory 1877, Vanderbilt 1880. 
In his preface the author states how he never contemplated at the outset so stu- 
pendous an undertaking, but the work expanded during the twenty-five years 
of preparation, until it assumed the aspect of an encyclopaedia as well as a 
chronicle, extending in printed form over 966 pages. The account of Phi 
Beta Kappa, preceding the sketch of the intercollegiate fraternity system, is 
the most complete ever published, and the book deals at length with the early 
history of Sigma Chi at Miami. Among the illustrations, in which the book 
abounds, is a fac simile of an invitation sent June 10, 1857, by Alpha Chapter 
of Sigma Chi to the parent chapter of Phi Delta Theta. The history proper 
leaves little to be desired in the way of comprehensive detail and indexing 
and it has been well stated that Phi Delta Theta now has a history written so 



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well that it will be a century hence, as now, the admiration and despair of 
Greek-letter society historians. Orders should be sent to George Banta, 
Menasha, Wis. Price: cloth, $4; half morocco, $5; full morocco, $6; express- 
age, 34 cents. 

The subjoined article concerning the status of high-school fraternities in 
Chicago, from the editorial columns of the Chicago Tribune (March 18), will 
be of interest to our readers who have followed the discussion of the general 
subject in these pages during the past two years : 

The dissolution of the injunction against the board of education in the matter 
of the high-school fraternities should be followed by prompt, energetic, and 
decisive action in the direction of removing these excrescences from the schools. 
They have grown up as cheap imitations of the college Greek-letter societies, 
accompanying the general movement for the development of the high school which 
has been so conspicuous a feature of secondary-school history in recent yea^s. 
Almost without exception they have failed to commend themselves to school 
authorities as desirable adjuncts of school life, nearly all of the interesting 
contributions to educational literature about them being decidedly adverse to 
their existence. 

Secondary-school societies seem to classify themselves in two divisions, 
according to their presence in private or public schools. In the former case 
some principals have found them useful in the school life, and have encouraged 
them in many ways. Some of these societies are quite well established, with 
periodical literature of their own, with long lists of chapters, or branches, with 
alumni control, with chapter-houses, owned or rented, with traditions well formed, 
and, therefore, with some claim for consideration. 

In the public high school, however, they have no place, even if they have some 
of the associations just mentioned. A committee appointed by a conference of 
high schools and academies which contribute stu4ents to a prominent western 
university made a most exhaustive study of the whole problem, getting informa- 
tion from a large number of principals, and supplementing this information with 
the opinions of careful observers of modem educational conditions. The testimony 
was overwhelmingly adverse to the fraternities. When the report was presented 
to the conference, the discussion showed a substantial unanimity of hostile feeling 
among the teachers. The conclusions reached declared the societies objectionable 
for the following seven principal reasons: the detrimental influence upon the 
school, the evil effects upon the pupil, their practical uselessness, their undemo- 
cratic nature, the false standards they erect in opposition to the ideals of the 
school authorities, their danger from the standpoint of school government, and, 
Anally, the inherent viciousness of any system which makes paramount the decis- 
ions of immature minds on questions of social or other distinctions in the schools. 
Each of these reasons was supported by strong evidence. 

No argument should be more potent than that which proclaims these fraterni- 
ties undemocratic. Anything in the public high schools tending toward the erec- 
tion of class distinctions should be discouraged. There ought to be no castes, no 
privileged classes, no secret organizations of limited and exclusive membership; 



COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY NOTES 319 

but the public schools should be places of opportunity for everyone, with the 
minimum of jealousies and heartburnings such av too often attend the presence of 
the fraternities. Even putting this aside, it is safe to assume that the teachers 
who give their lives to the schools are the best judges of what is desirable in 
the schools, and with principals and assistants practically united in a desire to 
rid the high schools of the evil influence of the fraternities the school board and 
the body of parents should co-operate heartily in their suppression. 

An initiation has been understood from ancient times to be an ordeal 
intended to test the candidate's fitness for admission ; a hard road, the successful 
traveling of which will prove his worth. Yet modern initiations, into whatever 
order, seldom involve any risk of exclusion or failure. The candidate knows 
that he has been voted in, and that the intention is to receive him. Thus there 
is a tendency to put him to more or less severe physical tests, his inward 
certainty of an ultimate acceptance making spiritual ones impossible. In col- 
lege particularly, jovial youths who know that they have not studied and 
practiced the prescribed ritual so that it will impress by its solemnity, turn to 
some physical means of making an impression upon the candidate. By imita- 
tion, also, there spread from one fraternity and one institution to another whole 
groups of customs, "tap days," "running," and all the rest. 

There are no two opinions as to the most dignified manner of proceeding. 
Fraternity authorities agree that the prescribed ritual should be strictly followed, 
with all solemnity, and that performances not laid down therein should not be 
required of the candidate, either before or during the actual ceremony. Never- 
theless and notwithstanding, the identical issues in which we print our owlish 
declarations contain numerous chapter letters which report that the antics of 
the candidates furnished much amusement, that the "third degree'* was admin- 
istered with great hilarity, or that the initiation of a few men was made to 
consume the time from early in the evening until early in the morning. It seems 
that no fraternity has yet cared to enact and enforce laws strict enough to 
remove this disharmony between precept and practice. 

At the present time a dreadful occurrence at Kenyon College has brought 
up the whole question anew. A student there was run over by a railroad train, 
at night, while awaiting the committee which was to accompany him to a 
fraternity hall for initiation. It has been asserted by the coroner and the sensa- 
tional press that the unfortunate boy was tied to the track; and this has been 
denied by all the members of the chapter involved, by the boy's own father, an 
alumnus, who was present to witness the initiation of his son, and, most important 
of all, by an alumnus of another fraternity, who accompanied the father to the 
scene of the accident and with him examined all the dreadful evidence. The 
members of the chapter assert that it was their regular practice to send each 
candidate to some lonely spot, alone, to await his guides ; and as this young man 
had had no sleep the previous night, it is probable that he fell asleep beside or on 
the track, no regular train being expected for many hours. But even thus, the sad 
affair ought to cause much searching of heart, and lead to entire and immediate 
reform wherever such is needed — and it is needed wherever any chapter of any 
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endanger life or limb. A chapter can have no right to require any such thing, and 
to do so under the plea of college custom or fraternity precedent is to act the 
coward and the bully. 

Such things are practiced in few or no chapters of Kappa Sigma, and to 
give them up at this time will be easy. But what of lesser pranks at the 
candidate's expense, the antiquated practical jokes of which that helpless indi- 
vidual is so often made the butt? The truth about them is this: it is not at all 
hard for an adult person who is disposed to observe the Golden Rule to see 
that such things disfigure our beautiful and impressive ceremony and rob it of 
its effect, but it is hard to get some fellows to see that it matters at all if that 
ceremony if spoiled. Yet the ritual will make its way by its own merit, if it is 
allowed a chance. That chapter which is proudest of its performances with 
cakes of ice, and slats, and other things better unmentioned here, may find that 
^e initiatory of Kappa Sigma, when carefully studied and well performed, blesses 
him that gives as well as him that takes. Try it. — Caduceus of Kappa Sigma. 



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PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY 

Vol. XXV SEPTEMBER, igo6 No. 4 



THE THIRD PROVINCE CONVENTION 

COLUMBUS, OHIO, MAY 4 AND 5, 1906 



JUSTIN M. KUNKLE 
Mu Mu 1896 



The biennial conference of the Third Province held at Colum- 
bus, Ohio, was marked by the largest attendance of ministerial 
and lay del^fates ever witnessed in the history of the denomina- 
tion. The discourses delivered at the various stated sessions were 
most unctuous? and soul-stirring. They did not partake of the 
unseemly levity so common at the temporal gatherings of the 
imfeeling unregenerates outside the fold, but breathed the deepest 
and most lugubrious piety. The homilies read by the young licen- 
tiates from the various collie charges were exceptionally able, 
and were presented with a fervor most gratifying to the older 
woricers in the vineyard. The work of the ladies' aid at the 
camp-meeting services held at Olentangy Paric was particularly 
worthy of praise, and the efforts of the dear brethren and sisters 
of the city of Columbus to make each visitor feel perfectly at hcwiie 
were sincere and touching. The supply of chicken and marma- 
lade was abundant. 

The above paragraph is written in the style which should pre- 
vail throughout an article descriptive in some measure of the 
recent Third Province Convention, but I have run out of piety 
and adjectives?, as well as of pertinent church frfirases, due to an 
attack of aphasia and not to any lack of training in affairs of the 
church. 

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Never before has there been such a meeting of the clans in 
a province convention. There were no names on the raster, 
and there were several others' who were too busy to write anything 
except checks on the bank back h(xne. Brother McCormick and 
his committee, in charge of the convention, also broke all records 
in the character and extent of the preparations, and in the execu- 
tion of the plans, for the aflfair. Their souvenir pins* were decid- 
edly handsome and represented the outlay of much real money. 

An outing and supper at Olentangy Park followed the business 
session of the first day. About forty young ladies from Ohio 
State accompanied the young men to the park and shared with 
them the various delights to be found there. S(xne fears had 
been expressed that this feature might not prove a conspicuous 
success, but the most earnest and strenuous kicker admitted after- 
ward that he had come home only when the lights were finally 
shut oflf by the management of the park. The crowd took a whirl 
at everything in the paric, from electrical launches to rifle shoot- 
ing. Then they had suppen In all places they broke records and 
but few dishes. After supper, various stunts were pulled off in 
the theater, and some of the most vigorous discords ever launched 
fretted the moon until a thunderstorm came to its rescue. Toy- 
oyuki Watanabe, of Mu Chapter, discovered a fellow- Jap who 
could go some in the native sword-dance, and they rendered this 
to the great pleasure of the crowd. Later Watanabe wrestled 
with Breillhardt and threw him so hard that he lost several letters 
from his Teutonic cognomen, and now spells it Brillhart. The 
doctor says that the patient will recover, but the victim asserts 
that the name will never look the same again. 

After a night spent at the Hartman Hotel and elsewhere, the 
delegates met again. In the meantime the crowd had assumed 
imposing proportions, and the true colors of the Fraternity, 
recently discovered in Columbus, were everywhere in evidence. 
So much work had been mapped out that the convention did not 
get through its labors in the allotted four hours, and the sessions 
were resumed at the Country Qub and finished at the Ohio Club 
banquet At two o'clock the much-heralded tallyhos arrived, 
and were boarded by part of the crowd. Columbus was stumped. 



THIRD PROVINCE CONVENTION 323 

It had been discovered that there were not enough tallyhos in the 
city to transport the party, and several open carriages and autos 
had to be impressed. Needless to say, the residents of the sec- 
tions of the city and country betwen the hotel and the Country 
Club were also impressed. The Country Club is one of the 
coziest noc^s imaginable. Its hospitality was in perfect harmony 
with its beauty, and the dinner spread before the famished went 
to the proper spot. The dinner table was arranged in the form of 
a square open on one side. The lights were red candies. 

Coming back to town, the party went to the Ohio Club, where 
another banquet had been arranged. Here the formal program 
was finished, and the report of the committee on resolutions was 
read; It is long enough to provide paving sufficient to exhaust 
the current budget in the regions where good resolutions are 
exclusively used for this purpose. After disposing of another 
delightful dinner, the Sigs were prepared for almost anything; 
and they were not disappointed. They still had injected into them 
brilliant and heart-melting orations in the inimitable style of 
Judge Ferris, who is truly beloved by every member of the 
Fraternity. Hon. T. E. Powell, who graduated from Ohio Wes- 
leyan in the sixties, presided as toastmaster, and in this capacity 
cannot be beaten in the state. of Ohio nor in the Sigma Chi Fra- 
ternity. Many old graduates attended all of the sessions and 
shone at the banquet. Notable among them were Brothers Page, 
Armor W. Sharp, Newman Miller, and Malcolm McAvoy. 

A delegate from Mu Chapter aroused the meeting with a 
volunteer production which burned for expression and overflowed 
his seawall. He started by remarking that he had been in town 
but a few hours, yet had imbibed the spirit of things most fully. 
He said that the first thing that had caught his eye after coming 
out of the Union Station was a huge electric sign which read : 
"Beer is a Liquid Food." Believing in signs, he had tested this 
latest addition to his fimd of folklore and found it all to the good. 
His articulation was not quite up to the standard of his speech 
but both were better than generally expected under the circum- 
stances. 

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rooms and the elevators. Their orator gave another turn to the 
minds of the Sigs present who had vowed never to go home, and 
when he had finished they were ready to go anywhere, provided 
their destination should prove remote enough. Few other remarks 
were made after this in connection with the banquet, other than 
the feeling anathemas pronounced by the overworked waiters 
who presided at the Cincinnati punch-bowl in the comer. 

More and better work was done at this convention than at any 
previous one. The results have made it incumbent on the general 
Fraternity to look after its laurels and see to it that the Grand 
Convention is not thrown into the shade by the Third Province. 
The suggestions made through the various active and alumni 
chapters, and embodied in the resolutions, will afford much food 
for thought on the part of those interested in the growth of the 
Fraternity. These will reach the brothers in another and more 
appreciated form than this article. 

Brother McCormick has shown that he has his province well 
in hand, even if he has not visited all of the chapters. However, 
he promises' to remedy this, the only defect in his administration, 
and that at an early date. He presented a permanent register to 
the province, which in time will become as valued and valuable 
as the one which he presented to the general Fraternity at the 
convention held at Indianapolis in 1892. The thanks of the 
visitors are given with hearty good-will to him and to every mem- 
ber of Alpha Gamma, as well as to the Columbus alumni, for the 
most pleasant, most perfectly arranged, and most successful 
provincial convention in the history of the Fraternity. 



The business sessions of the Third Province Convention were particularly 
valuable from the general fraternity point of view. An interesting program 
had been worked out by Grand Praetor McCormick, providing for a discussion 
of the following subjects : 

PROGRAM 

'Initiations" Led by Alpha Chapter 

'Inter-Fraternities" Led by Beta Chapter 

'High-School Fraternities" Led by Gamma Chapter 

"Rushing and Pledging" Led by Mu Chapter 

"Freshmen Rules" Led by Alpha Gamma Chapter 



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"Province Conventions and Relation between Praetor and Province" 

Led by Zeta Zeta Chapter 

'Pin and Colors" Led by Zeta Psi Chapter 

'Scholarship of Our Active Men" . . Led by Lambda Lambda Chapter 

'Chapter-House Records" Led by Mu Mu Chapter 

'Fraternity Houses" Led by Toledo Alumni Chapter 

'How to Interest the Alumni" Led by Cincinnati Alumni Chapter 

Unfortunately not all of the discussions were reduced to writing, but we 
are glad to be able to present some of the more important subjects to our 
readers in the following digests. — Grand Editor. 



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RUSHIKG AND PLEDGING 



F. G. LARUE 
Mu 



To devise and perfect methods for chapters of aiding one another 
is the chief function of province conventions. As the perpetuity of 
the Fraternity depends, first of all, upon success in rushing and 
pledging, it follows that no qt«^stion of greater importance could 
come before us. We should ren 'ember that local conditions largely 
affect this matter. Each chapter has conditions in its favor, or 
against it, that are peculiar to itself. Let this be understood, and let 
us proceed at once to conditions and phases which are common to 
all the chapters of the Third Province. The subject divides itself 
into two heads : (i) what the aliunni can do, and (2) what the active 
chapter can do. 

I. Co-operation of the altunni is desirable, and, if rival chapters 
are aggressive and living up to their opportunities, it is positively 
necessary. To wait until men arrive at college is to invite defeat in 
rushing. Lines should, and must, be had on new men before they 
come to college. Lack of interest in chapter and Fraternity among 
our alumni is almost wholly our own fault. We must court our 
alumni. 

Mu Chapter sends out three chapter letters each year. These 
letters are made as interesting as possible, with items of news about 
the chapter and collie. We tell our alumni what we are doing and 
trying to do. We tell of our defeats as well as of our victories — 
never, however, allowing the letters to soimd pessimistic. We make 
the letters an ever-recurring invitation to the recipients to come and 



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visit us. We never ask our alumni for money, but always for their 
support by presence, counsel, or in the recruiting of our ranks. We 
urge them to get in touch with boys in the high school, to turn them 
toward Denison, to pick out those who are up to the Sigma Chi 
standard, and to notify us who these boys are in case they come to 
Denison, that we may be on the lookout for them. We also ask our 
alumni to discuss fraternity matters with the boys whom they con- 
sider favorably, though our alumni do not wish, nor do we wish them, 
to pledge men for us. Our last letter is sent out in May, and is 
mostly made up of an invitation to visit us at commencement time 
and to "get busy" among the high-school seniors. 

Though coming properly under the work of the active chapter, 
it may be well to mention here the importance in this connection of 
the choice of an associate editor of the Quarterly. The office of 
associate editor is as important as any other of the chapter offices. 
He is really an officer of the general Fraternity, in that he represents 
the chapter before the Fraternity at large. He should be a man 
possessing an aptitude and a liking for the work. He should, above 
all, not be a lazy man or a shirker. To allow a number of the 
Quarterly to appear without a chapter letter is inexcusable. Your 
chapter letter may not be generally read, but its absence will be uni- 
versally noted and very unfavorably commented upon. Your own 
alumni will be disappointed, if not disgusted, by its absence. The 
chapter letter is a large factor in keeping alive the interest in you of 
your alumni ; and this interest is the secret of alumni help in getting 
men. 

We have an alumni dinner in March, commemorating the instal- 
lation of our chapter ; and we find this a great help in keeping up the 
interest of our alumni. The dinner costs about $4 or $5 a plate, and 
as our alumni have expressed a desire to pay something for it, we 
allow them to pay $2 a plate. If they wanted it so, we should charge 
them nothing. This dinner comes at the time of year when work 
should be begun by the alumni among the boys in the high schools, 
and a brother always speaks for the active chapter on this subject 
and urges the alumni to co-operate. At Denison competition is so 
keen, and the alumni of our rival chapters are so active in their 
behalf, that unless our alumni match them in this respect, we should 
hardly survive. In greater or less degree this is probably true of all 
Third Province chapters. 



THIRD PROVINCE CONVENTION 327 

2. What the active chapter can do. During vacations, particularly 
in the summer, the active men can do the same sort of work as the 
alumni. Each returning active man should bring with him one 
whom he believes to be up to the standard and for whom he can 
vouch. These new men should be carefully weighed, and should not 
be refused admission until they have had due consideration. It goes 
without saying, too, that they should not be admitted until the whole 
chapter is certain they are the right kind. 

As to the manner of rushing men, little can be said that will apply 
to every chapter. This one thing, however, should be borne in mind : 
Rushing should not be an undignified scramble. There was never a 
man that Sig^ma Chi had to have ; Sig^ma Chi means immeasurably 
more to any man than any man means to Sigma Chi, no matter how 
much of a star he may be. This does not mean that we should be 
stiflf-necked, or that two or three men should be inexorable in their 
demands. No one is perfect, and we must be willing to take men 
who are not in every little particular just what we might wish them 
to be. We must have sufficient faith in ourselves and in Sigma Chi 
to feel that we can improve such men. Often they join our Frater- 
nity that they may become what we want them to be. This does not 
mean that we shall be willing to admit a man who does not possess 
the four great requirements, but it does mean that we shall not be 
captious in considering a candidate. To a certain extent, members 
of a chapter must be willing both to give and to take. 

The purpose of rushing is to give a candidate opportunity to 
size up the membership of the chapter, to find out whether they are 
the sort of men he wants to be intimate with, to learn what Sigma 
Chi is and what it stands for ; and it is to give us opportunity to size 
up the candidate, and to decide whether he is the kind of man we 
want to associate with and the kind of man Sigma Chi needs. We 
would rather lose a good man than by any means win him if he is to 
find out that he has joined a chapter or a Fraternity in which he will 
not be contented. 

Rushing should be fairly conducted — fairly to the man, to our 
rivals, to our chapter, and to our Fraternity. Misrepresentation and 
mud-slinging should never be indulged in. That our rivals mis- 
represent us is no reason, and the poorest excuse in the world, for 
our doing the same. We owe it to ourselves and to the men who 
foimded our great Fraternity to fight fairly. If we lose by so doing, 



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so much the greater our credit ; and to know in our own hearts that 
we fought fairly is the knowledge we should covet, not the impres- 
sion outsiders may get. Moreover, in the long run we shall not lose. 

Rushing should not cease when the fall crop of new men is 
harvested. Good men are often overlooked in the fall, and if every 
active man is on the lookout constantly, good men may be discovered 
at any time in the college year. Mu Chapter has often found a good 
man and initiated him far along in the college year. We must be 
eternally vigilant. 

Mu chapter believes that the college authorities should r^^ulate 
rushing and pledging by a rule prohibiting a student from pledging 
himself to any fraternity until a certain length of time after he has 
matriculated. In many of the leading colleges and universities such 
a rule already obtains, and we believe it would be desirable in every 
institution. Local conditions make it absolutely necessary at Denison, 
and we expect to have such a rule promulgated by our faculty by the 
end of this college year. As to the length of time, opinions will doubt- 
less vary. It should not be less than six weeks nor more than three 
months. The purpose is, first, to give the chapter time to know the 
candidate thoroughly, so as to decrease the chance of making mis- 
takes ; and, second, to prevent a large chapter from defeating a small 
one by mere physical force and numbers, by simply rushing a man 
oflf his feet 

The last, though by no means unimportant, phase of the subject 
is inter-chapter co-operation. When a chapter or brother knows of a 
man who is going to another college, our chapter at that c(dl^[e 
should be notified and given a line on the man, if he is of the proper 
kind. This is often, though not always, done. If a man goes from 
one college, where there is a chapter of Sigma Chi, to another, we do 
not believe that he should be taken in until the opinion of the former 
chapter concerning him has been ascertained. This (pinion should 
be given considerable weight, but we do not think it alone should 
finally decide the matter. A man may be a star for one chapter, and 
yet not fit in with another. 

Finally, these three recommendations are made : first, that chap- 
ters strive to keep their alumni interested and urge their active aid in 
getting new men ; second, that active men "rush" the year around, in 
collie sessions and during vacations, and fight fairly with rivals; 
third, that chapters co-operate and respect, to a reasonable extent, the 
wishes and judgments of sister-chapters in considering candidates. 



THIRD PROVINCE CONVENTION 329 

INITIATIONS 



WILLIAM A. TRIMPE 
Alpha 



To the ritual and initiation ceremony as provided and authorized 
by the officials of the Fraternities there can hardly be any objec- 
tion. A discussion of the subject of initiations must therefore deal 
with those extraneous features introduced into and made a part of 
the initiation by the individual chapters upon their own authority. 

It is necessary to a proper appreciation of the issues involved in 
this discussion to have clearly in mind the real purpose of an initia- 
tion and a realization of its tremendous importance in the effect 
which it produces — an effect upon which depend in no small degree 
the subsequent regard, love, and respect of the candidate for the 
organization into which he is just being taken, and his appreciation 
of the beauty and sacredness of the new relation into which he is 
just entering. The real purpose of an initiation is to impress upon 
the candidate the cardinal principles of the Fraternity, to unfold 
before him the beautiful conception of brotherhood, and so to pre- 
sent and exemplify these ideas and principles that they will never 
be forgotten. These principles ought to be so presented and im- 
pressed that the memory of the occasion upon which they were 
first received would always result in a renewed determination to 
strive to be more and more worthy of them, and to put more and 
more into practical application the lesson there learned. Granting 
this to be their true purpose, let us see how some of the practices 
indulged in at initiations tend to the realization of the desired end. 

The preliminary process through which most candidates are 
compelled to go is pretty well known. It is not necessary to describe 
the nocturnal expeditions over hill and valley; the parades with 
candidates rigged up in ridiculous make-ups, to be made sport of by 
the delighted barbs ; nor need any description be given of the long 
list of other "stunts" which they are obliged to perform. The ques- 
tion is : Are any of these things conducive to the proper appreciation 
of the real lessons to be taught in the initiation ? It cannot easily be 
proved that they are. Most of these feats are ridiculous, many of 
them humiliating, and some of them positively brutal. The tendency, 
especially among the outside work, to do things which, upon sober 
second thought, would be recognized as dangerous to life and limb 



330 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

is very strong, and the temptation to do some "stunt" which at the 
time seems to be just the proper thing, but which has in it the possi- 
bilities of serious accident, is very difficult to overcome. Knowing 
this to be true, and realizing the further fact — as we must, if we 
accept the idea of an initiation as here defined — ^that none of these 
things have any bearing whatever upon the lessons to be taught 
or the principles instilled, why not eliminate altogether these practices 
which tend to defeat the purposes of the initiation, and to pervert and 
distort its true function ? 

Most of the initiation "stunts" tend to produce contempt in the 
mind of the candidate for the entire proceeding; it strikes him as 
being a farce to which he is an enforced party. These things are 
disgusting in the extreme, and the whole affair impresses him as 
being a huge joke, utterly lacking in dignity, and having no bearing 
whatever on any proposition that appeals to his manhood. And then 
it is so perfectly incongruous to indulge in horse-play as an imme- 
diate preliminary to the ritual. 

Alpha Chapter may perhaps be considered as taking a rather 
radical stand on this question, but she has come to the conclusion that 
absolutely no good can come from a violation of every principle of 
fraternity. We do not believe that initiations should be made the 
pretext for unwarrantable liberties, frequently of such a character as 
to be revolting to the finer sensibilities and digusting to men of 
refinement and intelligence. 

There is a tendency among most secret societies and fraternal 
organizations which have any regard for their dignity and useful- 
ness as such, to eliminate all horse-play from initiations. Such prac- 
tices must have had their origin in a misunderstanding of the princi- 
ples upon which the fraternity is founded, or in a rude and ungentle- 
manly desire to seize the opportunity to have sport at the expense 
of a candidate who finds himself compelled to submit. Horse-play 
of any kind has no part or place in any written authority of the 
Fraternity, and for this reason alone ought to be abolished. 

We have tried hard to find some justification for these initiation 
"stunts," as carried on by some chapters, which might serve as some 
compensation for their manifest evils ; but we have been absolutely 
unable to do so. It is true that the members of the chapter may get 
a considerable amount of amusement out of the proceeding; but, 
weighing this advantage — if it can be so called — against the fact that 
all this is at the expense of those first impressions which are so last- 



THIRD PROVINCE CONVENTION 331 

ing and important, and which should be beautiful and impressive, it 
seems that the latter consideration outweighs the former, and that 
we might well sacrifice the former for the purpose of securing the 
latter. 

One reason, perhaps, for the existence of the present state of 
affairs is that, the ritual being so short, there is a tendency to believe 
that there ought to be more to the initiation: that the ritual as 
it now is is too compact, and that therefore something additional 
ought to be introduced in order to make the affair seem more of an 
initiation. This criticism is pertinent, and perhaps a good way to 
eliminate horse-play would be to provide, in addition to the ritual as 
it now exists, a more elaborate exemplification of the lessons to be 
taught in the initiation. This would in all probability also have the 
effect of bringing the men to a closer study of the ritual than now 
prevails, because if the ceremony were more elaborate, some study 
would be necessary to the successful conduct of the initiation. 

Initiations, as now conducted, are deleterious to the best interests 
of higher education. The doings, especially if an accident occurs, 
afford the yellow journals an opportunity to indulge in their usual 
exaggeration and misrepresentations, and the impression is spread 
abroad fhat college men are brutes, coarse and vulgar, addicted to all 
manner of barbarities. Such stories cannot fail to create a false im- 
pression, in the minds of thousands, of the college man and of higher 
education in general — an impression which is exceedingly pernicious. 
The Fraternity cannot afford to do anything which in any way 
endangers the best interests of the institution where it exists. 

The matter of reform in initiations is one of vital importance to 
the Fraternity. It deserves the honest and careful consideration of 
every chapter. We believe that it will receive such consideration, and 
that it will not be difficult to see how horse-play is inconsistent with 
the cardinal principles of the fraternity, and that it is incompatible 
with the purpose of the initiation and the ends to be attained therein. 
We believe that, when the chapters of Sig^ma Chi come to see the 
truth of the above, they will courageously take the initiative among 
the fraternities of the country in abolishing this great evil. 

The above remarks were made in support of the following resolutions, 
which were adopted by the convention, with the exception of the first clause, 
relating to outside work : 

Resolved, By the members of the Third Province Convention of Sigma 
Chi, assembled in Columbus, Ohio, May 4 and 5, 1906: 



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1. That we are opposed to any and all form of initiation conducted out- 
side the Fraternity rooms or halls. 

2. We are opposed to all acts of brutality applied to candidates for 
membership in Sigma Chi. 

3. We find no warrant in the rules and regulations of the organization 
for subjecting any candidate to any indignity or humiliation, and therefore 
we urge the adoptioi^ of such legislation as will put an end to the growing 
custom among some chapters of beating, paddling, striking, and otherwise 
maltreating candidates for membership to this order. 

4. We recommend to the proper authorities in the Fraternity that they 
take immediate steps toward the elaboration and amplification of the ritual, 
such addition to serve as a substitution for that which the chapters now 
seem to deem necessary for a successful initiation. 



HIGH-SCHOOL FRATERNITIES 



S. R. DUNHAM 
Gamma 



In discussing the problem of high-school fraternities we must 
bear in mind that the high schools themselves, of the modem t)rpe, 
are chiefly a growth of the past generation. In 1850 there were only 
eleven high schools with a course of from two to four years ; in 1900 
there were 6,005 ; up to 1897 there were no public high schools in 
New York City. Mr. Walter L. Hervey, formerly president of 
Teachers College and now member of the Board of examiners of 
the New York City schools, who is authority for these statistics, 
makes this comment : "The high schools are becoming too much like 
training schools for the university entrance examinations. There 
is too much of the cramming process." The point here is that such 
a mass of undigested stuff does not make the ideal college man. 
Oftentimes this well-dressed chap, who is sustained by the popular 
predigested intellectual foods, creeps into a fraternity, but that fact 
is to be deplored. Mr. Hervey goes on to say : "In the high-school 
period the social instincts, impulses, and feelings are tremendously 
enforced." The truth of this is almost self-evident, and is borne out 
by the experience of all of us. In speaking of the high-school fra- 
ternity he mentions orders of the Brotherhood of the "White Skull," 
designated by Greek letters. The fraternity may last on year or one 
generation. Its influence may be chiefly for good or chiefly for ill. 



THIRD PROVINCE CONVENTION 333 

But such organizaticms, and the impulses that give rise to them, are 
among the most powerful of educative forces. 

Now let us outline more specifically some of the phases of our 
problem. 

I. These high-school fraternities have a certain presumption in 
their favor. Some of them have long lists of alumni, including men 
prominent in affairs ; some have regular periodicals and magazines. 
They are a natural development along with the modem high-school 
system. They were created by friction, possibly ; they may be of a 
sort of parasitic growth, if you will ; but they are here, and what are 
we going to do about it? Some will die of their own accord, as a 
few already have. I would venture the statement that a high-school 
fraternity in a college or university city is very different from that 
elsewhere. The members of the former are watched closely by the 
college men as prospective pledges. This proves beneficial to the 
high-school boys. 

II. What can be said in favor of high-school fraternities? Un- 
doubtedly they can be made useful to the individual student. 

1. A brother-Greek told me that he had learned considerable 
about college fraternities through his high-school experience. , 

2. They sometimes aid school discipline. 

3. They foster friendships. 

4. They increase school spirit and loyalty. 

These four favorable points may not be suffirfently inclusive, but 
are given as the results of the Chicago investigation of about two 
years ago. 

III. What can be said against fraternities in secondary schools? 

1. Their influence is detrimental to the school. Their tendency 
is to break up literary societies and divide the school into cliques, 
and to bring into the school the worst kind of politics and morals. 

2. They are detrimental to the student himself. Possibly the 
word "morals" will be suflicient elaboration here. 

3. They are unnecessary. They fill no real need, as the college 
fraternities do. 

4. They are undemocratic. 

5. The standards they set up are oftentimes wholly wrong. 

IV. Does the high-school fraternity member make as good a 
college fraternity man as does the high-school student who has not 
been a member of a secret organization? This question an ex- 



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national vice-president of a leading high-school secret society an- 
swered in the negative. Members of other fraternities tell me that 
their chapters are strongly opposed to the system. On this ground I 
have heard no affirmative replies. Probably a college town is tfie 
better place for high-school men, but such towns are in the minority. 
Summing up: The high-school fraternity has come, and prob- 
ably has come to stay. It has been given a legal status in a test case 
before a Chicago court. Arguments in its favor are most frequently 
in the nature of exceptions. Morally it is detrimental — to the boy, 
to the school, and to the college fraternity. Often the high-school 
boy does not realize what a college fraternity means ; its ideals and 
ritualistic statutes seem to him tame by the side of his high-school 
horse-play. The high-school fraternity emphasizes the social side 
of school life too exclusively. I quote from a superintendent's letter : 
"Any system that makes paramount the decisions of inunature minds 
on questions of social and other school distinctions is, in my opinion, 
radically vicious." 



THE PIN AND COLORS 



FRANK H. PAYNE 
Zeta Psi 



I. The subject of the pin needs no discussion here. We need 
not try to change our grand old emblem that has endured the envy 
of other fraternity men for fifty years ; for it needs no improvement 
There is not a man here who could even suggest a single change 
that we would listen to. We all know well the beauty of its parts 
and "the meanings attached thereto." 

The improvement of the pin, then, is not the'questi(wi; but tfie 
paramount question is where to wear it. The brothers in the South 
wear the pin in almost any place, even on the outside of their coats ; 
others wear it elsewhere. But let it be the sentiment of the Third 
Province Convention that the pin be worn in an unconspicuous place, 
preferably above the heart — ^never where it can be seen without effort, 
but where it can be easily displayed when the right time comes. 

I also wish to warn you against the habit of letting everyone 
and anyone wear your pin. There are many who would be glad to 
wear it for show, but no one should ever be allowed the privil^je 
who will not have the same respect and love for it as yourselves. Do 



THIRD PROVINCE CONVENTION 335 

not be like a certain Sig I know, of whom it is sneeringly said that 
he spends all his time removing his Sig pin from his numerous 
friends of the feminine persuasion. It was the sentiment of the con- 
vention at Cincinnati that a Sig should not lend his pin to anyone 
but his mother, wife, sister, or the girl he intends to marry. 

One of the greatest abuses of our emblem is in connection with 
the jewelry promiscuously turned out on the market to allure Sigs. 
Let not our pin adorn any jewelry, and let us not buy any pins except 
to be used as pins. It is not advisable to legislate against this abuse ; 
the best way is for all Sigs to ignore the pin on fancy stuffs and 
refuse to buy it ; then the abuse will stop of itself. 

11. And now the colors. Who can imagine more beautiful colors 
than the blue and gold, and who can conceive of nobler meanings? 
I am glad they are pure and plain — ^gold and blue. The only ques- 
tion to come up here is as to when the colors should be worn. I 
think the best way of disposing of this is to leave it to the chapters. 

In Cincinnati the only time we use colors is during the pledging 
season and at any gala occasion. We pledge a man and let others 
know it by the colors. We do not use the pledge pin much, but 
during the season of reaping the freshmen crop all wear colors for 
about ten days. Our time of initiation is early in the year, and we 
can conveniently wear our colors till then, the new man wearing his 
colors till he becomes a Sig ; but this would not do where there is a 
long pledge season. Whatever we do, let us do it with a spirit. Let 
us not lay down rigid rules, but try to teach by example. 



THE INTER-FRATERNITY QUESTION 



C R. CANDOR 
Beta 



The chief arguments in favor of the inter-fraternity organization 
seem to be : first, that it gives a broader insight into the ways of 
men ; second, that one is not narrowed down to knowing only those 
men who go to make up the chapter to which he happens to belong. 
These might be good reasons, were it not for the fact that we belong 
to a Fraternity which does not need to have its members know any- 
body else fraternally, as it is large enough in itself. Your Fraternity 
should be all to you. If it is not, it is not the fault of the Fraternity 
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who has not the ability to make friends among those who make up 
the college world? The man who is narrow and selfish enough to 
be satisfied with living within his own limited circle, and does not 
care to cultivate the acquaintance and friendship of others, is not 
the man whom we want in our membership. 

But though these are in themselves sufficient reasons for not want- 
ing our brothers to join such an organization, yet there are many 
others of a graver nature. The fact that most of the chapters of 
inter-fraternities are made up of the fastest men in college, whose 
sole purpose is to live a life of conviviality, should be enough to 
turn us against them. Another reason for not wanting them among 
us is expressed in the adage that "one cannot serve two masters." 
You cannot be a good Sig and belong to any other organization of its 
nature while in college. If you are not satisfied with your own 
Fraternity, then those who chose you have made a grave mistake. 

It is my feeling — and, I believe, the feeling of every loyal Sig — 
that we should pass a resolution calling upon our Grand Chapter to 
formulate a law forbidding any future member of Sigma Chi to 
belong to any organization of the nature of Tau Nu Epsilon. 



THE SIXTH PROVINCE CONVENTION 

LINCOLN, MAY lo, ii. AND 12, 1906 



YALE C HOLLAND 
Alpha Epsilon 



The biennial convention of the Sixth Province was held in 
Lincoln, Nebr., May 10, 11, and 22^ Alpha Epsilon doing the 
honors. The del^;ates' b^;an arriving early Thursday morning, 
Tau Tau and Alpha Xi being first on the ground. During the 
day the visitors were shown over the university campus and 
through the buildings. In the evening a smoker was held at the 
chapter-house, where the business of getting acquainted was 
completed. 

At 10 130 the next morning the convention was called to order 
by Grand Praetor W. E. Hardy, and the work was immediately 
taken up. At this session "High-School Fraternities" and "Inter- 
Fraternity and Technical Fraternities : Not Honorary" were the 
subjects discussed. It was the opinion of the convention that 
high-school fraternities lessen the dignity of r^fular college fra- 
ternities and should be discouraged by Sigma Chi. Some diflfer- 
ence of opinion prevailed concerning inter-fraternities, and the 
question was referred to the next Grand Chapter for investigation. 

After luncheon at the chapter-house the convention reas^ 
sembled at 2 130 p. m. Chancellor Andrews, of the University of 
Nebraska, gave a masterly talk on fraternity life and won the 
hearty approval of his audience by the frank and straightforward 
way in which he discussed the good and evil of the system. At 
this session the convention discussed "Scholarship," "Provincial 
Organization," and "Initiations." 

The ball given in the evening at the Lincoln Hotel was one of 
the most enjoyable events of the season, and far surpassed any- 
thing of the kind attempted by any of the other fraternities this? 
year. A beautiful eflfect was obtained by the arrangement of the 
floral features. All the pillars in the balcony and ordinary were 

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draped with the blue and gold of Sigma Chi. The rotunda was 
screened in with a lattice work, over which trailed vines and 
flowers. The court rail was adorned with tall palms, making a 
bower-like promenade for the dancers. Sigma Chi white roses 
were used in profusion in ornamenting the tables in the ordinary 
and balcony adjoining, where a two-course supper was served 
during intermission. In the ballroom powerful colored lights 
gave a brilliant effect. Overhead htmg a large Sigma Chi flagi 
outlined with electric lights. The most popular dance of the 
evening was the "Glorious Sigma Chi" twostep, which called 
forth four encores. The music had been arranged from the Sig 
song by the director of the orchestra. Seventy couples were in 
attendance, the chaperons being Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hardy, 
Professor and Mrs*. C. R. Richards, Dr. and Mrs. Shannon^ and 
Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon, of Nehawka, Nebr. 

At the business session of the convention the next morning 
the "Study of the Ritual,"' 'Chapter Books and Records," and 
"Chapter-House Funds" were discussed. Brother George A. 
Alexander, of Gallatin, Mo., was elected grand quaestor. This 
concluded the business' of the convention. 

After limcheon at the chapter-house the delegates, alumni, and 
active members posed for their picture on the veranda. Follow- 
ing this, ten huge automobiles rolled up to the ctu'b and a two 
hours' ride was taken over the city, ending at the beautiful home 
of Miss Ruth Raymond (Delta Gamma), where we were delight- 
fully received by Miss Raymond and other members of the 
sorority. 

The dinner at the Lincoln Hotel that evening was a fitting 
close to the festivities. Sixty-five cheering, singing Sigs, repre- 
senting eleven different chapters, were gathered about the long 
U-shaped table. Brother Paul Clark, Alpha Epsilon, acted as 
toastmaster. We were honored by the presence of Brother 
Charles' S. Cole, of Chicago, who represented the Grand Council. 
As the first course was served, the men gave the Sig ydl, and 
repeated it at proper intervals during the evening. Where two 
representatives of the same chapter could be got together, their 
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preponderance of numbers, leading in the competition with the 
"U-u-u-u-i"of Nebraska. Between courses the brothers sang all 
the Sig songs in the songbooks, and any other songs that as? many 
as two men knew. There were no toasts, but Toastmaster Clark 
called on several brothers for short talks. All the del^;ates 
responded, and many of the alumni. Each told one or more 
stories, at each of which the audience laughed as heartily as the 
first time they heard it. 

Perhaps the most enjoyable feature of the evening was' the 
sweet playing on the violin by Brother Carl Steckleburg, of the 
University School of Music. Every voice was hushed, every 
sound ceased, as the violinist drew from his instrument the 
beautiful strains of old, old songs. Time after time he was forced 
to play; and when he finally sat down, the audience was in a fit 
mood to listen to Brother Shepherd, of Alpha Epsilon, who spdke 
feelingly of the meaning of Sigma Chi and the relations of 
brother to brother. As the speaker proceeded, a lump came into 
every man's throat, and everyone felt proud and thankful that he 
too was a wearer of the White Cross. When the talks were 
over, the assembly rose to its feet, sang two Sig songs, gave 
three hearty cheers for Praetor Hardy — and the convention was 
over. 



Supplementary to the foregoing should be mentioned the program, which 
was prepared by Grand Praetor Hardy, providing for a thorough discussion 
of a number of subjects of importance to every active man. This was circu- 
lated in advance of the meeting, and was as follows. — Grand Editor. 

PROGRAM 

"High School Fraternities" 

Should Sigma Chi encourage them? 

Do they not lessen the dignity of regular college fraternities? 

"Inter-Fraternity and Technical Fraternities: Not Honorary" 
Should a member of Sigma Chi join them? 
Do they lessen a man's interest and loyalty to his regular fraternity? 

"Scholarship" 

What attitude should Sigma Chi take regarding the class standing of the 

active men? 
Do fraternity men in the colleges stand as well in the studies as the other 

students ? 
What effect does chapter-house life have on scholarship? 



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"Provincial Organization' 

How are we to bring the chapters into the close relationship that is desired? 

"Initiations" 

Should any limit be placed on the rough work at an initiation? 
Does not the present initiation lack some of the dignity intended by the 
ritual? 

"Study of Ritual" 

Should chapters take up the study of ritual, constitution, and history of 
Sigma Chi in their regular meetings? 

"Chapter Books and Records" 

How should the different records of the chapter be kept? 
The Annotator. The Quaestor. The Historian. 

"Chapter-House Fund" 

Should chapter adopt the note plan of creating this fund? 

Who should handle this fund, an association of alumni or the active chapter? 



BROTHERHOOD^ 



WARREN HOLLIDAY 
TheU TheU 1894 



O brotherhood, sweet brotherhood. 

Of those who know and understand, 
Who welcome with a kindly heart, 

Who greet with friendly eye and hand I 
So soon the hopes of life are gone. 

So soon our pleasures fade away, 
That in the passing we have learnt 

Thy joys alone will not decay. 

How poor the man whose life is spent 

In heaping gold about his feetl 
For him the sides are seldom fair. 

For him the buds are rarely sweet. 
He lives, but lives for life alone. 

For muscle, nerve, and appetite; 
And, having ears, he cannot hear. 

And, having eyes, he yet lacks sight. 

But rich the man, in more than wealth. 

Who sees beyond the passing hour. 
Who feels the living flow of life. 

Who feels the subtle spell and pow'r. 
Bom in the grasp of loving hands. 

And sprung to life in friendly eye. 
He has a youth that cannot age, 

He has a life that cannot die. 

For age is not a thing of years; 

And he who hath a merry heart. 
Though he may see his hair turn gray. 

Will never see his youth depart. 
Thrice blest the man, though young or old, 

And rich in all that's best and good. 
Who pauses in the haste of life 

To taste the sweets of brotherhood. 

^Written for the Sixth Province Convention, and presented at the banquet 
held at Lincoln, Nebr., May 12, 1906. 

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Cursed be the profits bought with blood, 

And cursed the pleasures money stained 1 
Such pleasures have the grafters known, 

Such profits have the userers gained. 
But we who hold a surer faith. 

Who worship at a truer shrine, 
Can separate the rust and gold. 

Can tell the water from the wine. 

And as the planets hold their orbs. 

And as the cattle know their kind. 
And as the moon is linked to night. 

And as the thought is linked to mind. 
So we, who gather here today 

To celebrate fraternal good, 
Have linked our hands in fellowship, 

Have linked our hearts in brotherhood. 



THE SECOND TRI-PROVINCE CONVENTION 

PHILADELPHIA, MAY 3-5, 1906 



HENRY RALPH RINGE 
Phi Phi 1906 



The Second Tri-Province Convention of the First, Second, 
and Ninth Provinces of Sigma Chi was held in Philadelphia 
May 3-5. From early in the morning until late in the evening 
of May 3, the dd^^ates continued to arrive. Dartmouth had the 
honor of being the first on the scene, only to be followed in a few 
minutes by Bucknell. 

The first day was given up to visiting the city and the uni- 
versity. In the evening an enthusiastic smoker was held at the 
chapter-house lasting into the wee sma' hours. 

The next day, after learning of the inability of Grand Praetor 
McElhone to be present at the opening meeting, and of the arrival 
of Grand Praetor Dean, of the Ninth Province, the convention 
settled down to business. Two meetings were held during the 
day, the most important events of which were the reading of the 
letter of resignation of Grand Praetor McElhone, of the First 
Province, and the election of Kendall Cressey, of Philadelphia, 
as his successor to complete the imexpired term. Brother 
Cressey is a graduate of Denison University. 

After luncheon at the chapter-house, a picture was taken of 
the convention. It happened that on that day the University of 
Pennsylvania was holding its annual gymnastic exhibition on 
Franklin Field ; and as several Sigs were prominent participants, 
the del^;ates went in a body to witness a delightful as well as 
unusual athletic display, in which about seven hundred and 
fifty students were illustrating the work of the year. In the even- 
ing the Sigs attended the performance of It Happened in Nord- 
land at the Chestnut Street Opera House, afterward assembling 
at the Rathskeller, where another interesting evening was spent. 

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ing early in the morning several vital questions were discussed, 
such as expansion, initiations, and emblems. During the discus- 
sion about emblems, who should arrive but Brother McElhone? 
After a hearty welcome, the retiring praetor joined in the discus- 
sion and elucidated several involved questions. 

In the afternoon all went to see the Princeton-Pennsylvania 
baseball game, after which the del^;ates met at the chapter-house. 
At half-past five they jumped into the large sight-seeing auto- 
mobile held in readiness, and were soon riding along the beauti- 
ful River Drive through Fairmount Park on their way to the 
William Penn Inn at Gwynedd, where a good old-fashioned 
country meal was awaiting us. Suddenly from the west large 
storm clouds were seen approaching, and before the automobile 
could imload its cargo at the trolleys, the rain was upon the 
excursionists, giving them a delightful shower-bath. Undaunted, 
they continued on their journey, and soon were seated in the 
trolley cars running along the country roads, over hills and 
down dales, in the inky darkness of night, passing the hills and 
fortifications famous from Washington's march from German- 
town to Valley Forge. At length, after climbing a steep hill, the 
lights of the hotel were seen shining in the distance, and with a 
mighty shout the company arrived at the historic Inn and was 
soon seated at the large tables, doing justice to the repast. The 
meal over, adjournment was taken to the piazza, where the dele- 
gates were joined by Brother Rev. Kemper, of Gwynedd. After 
some more songs' and yells, the last trolley car was boarded . for 
home, the Sigs arriving in Philadelphia in time to procure the 
Sunday morning papers. 

Thus ended one of the most succesfsful and enjoyable province 
conventions ever held. 



THE ALPHA EPSILON CHAPTER-HOUSE 



GEORGE E. PROUDFIT 
Alpha Epsilon 



Alj^a Epsilon of Sigma Chi, the oldest fraternity in the 
University of Nebraska, is now the proud possessor of a chapter- 
house, which may well be a source of gratification, not only to the 
local chapter, but to the Fraternity at large. It has always been 
the wish of our alumni that Sigma Chi should be the first fra- 
ternity in Nebraska to occupy its own house. This wish has now 
been fulfilled through the efforts of Grand Praetor William E. 
Hardy, whose untiring energy has at last resulted in forging the 
last link which places^ Sigma Chi in a position of vantage in the 
Qredc world at Nebraska. 

The building is situated two blocks from the university, in a 
very desirable neighborhood. The lot is seventy-five feet wide 
and two himdred feet deep. Large shade trees are scattered over 
the lawn, and there is plenty of room in the rear for a tennis 
court, etc. In the matter of construction the house is one of the 
best in town, having been built by a lumberman who at the time 
was' mayor of Lincoln, and who used nothing but the best grade 
of material throughout. A large porch extends around the west 
and north sides. On the lower floor there are double parlors, a 
large reception hall, and a dining-room, the latter two opening 
into each other in such a manner as to permit of dancing, etc. 
The bedrooms are large, and fourteen men can easily be accommo- 
dated. The third floor is finished in yellow pine and the rest of 
the house in oak, except the floor, which is maple. 

The new chapter-house is not only the finest fraternity house 
in Lincoln, but is also one of the finest residences in the city. 
To our alumni and all other Sigs we extend a cordial invitation 
to visit us and share the plea5?ures of our home. 



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ARTHUR JOHNSTON McELHONE, EPSILON 1902 



PAST GRAND CONSUL ROBERT FARNHAM 

Epsilon 1864 



Whenever a member of Sigma Chi has made himself promi- 
nent in the affairs of the Fraternity, I have always advocated 
that his fidelity and services should be made known to all the 
members of our order. By so doing we encourage others to an 
emulation of his example. It is through the Quarterly that stich 
accoimts of the loyalty of our members should naturally be 
disseminated. 

Of the many loyal brothers who have lately been prominent 
in the affairs of Sigma Chi, I am sure there is no one who 
deserves more to be brought to the attention of the readers of 
the Quarterly than our esteemed brother, Arthur J. McElhone, 
who recently resigned the praetorship of the First Province. I 
have, perhaps, been in closer touch with Brother McElhone than 
anyone else in the Fraternity. My acquaintance with him com- 
menced about eight years ago. On a certain summer evening we 
were sitting on the porch of my home, and somehow the conversa- 
tion drifted to Sigma Chi. Mr. McElhone became interested and 
wished to know all about the Fraternity. I was much impressed 
with his manner, intelligence, and general bearing, and after his 
departure I concluded that Tie would make a fine Sigma Chi. He 
was at that time a student at the Columbian (now George Wash- 
ington) University, and I determined to speak of him to the mem- 
bers of Epsilon Chapter. Soon afterward he was initiated into 
the chapter. I had the pleasure of being present at the ceremonies 
and of delivering the charge to him. He seemed to grasp the true 
spirit of the fraternity idea from the first. During his first year in 
the chapter he was elected annotator, and ever since has been a 
staimch and devoted member. 

During my grand consulship I was in almost daily owi- 
tact with Brother McElhone. In fact, he acted as my private 

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secretary. It was then that I discovered his true character and 
worth. He was a great aid to me, and in the discussion of the 
affairs of the Fraternity which came before me as grand consul, 
his dear, lo^cal mind and unbiased views were very valuable. 
Brother McElhone and I have made many visits together to Sigma 
Chi gatherings'; notably in 1900, when we attended the dedication 
of the Alpha Phi Chapter-House at Cornell. On that occasion 
he established a reputation for being an unsually companionable 
and congenial Sig. The members of Alpha Phi Chapter will not 
soon forget how he entertained them with his' witty stories and 
catchy songs. 

Just before the Twenty-Sixth Grand Chapter convened at 
Detroit I interviewed the chapters of the First Province with 
regard to having him elected grand praetor, believing he was well 
qualified for the position and would faithfully perform the duties 
of the office. The result of the action at the Grand Chapter was 
his unanimous election. During the two years of his incumbency 
he served the Fraternity to faithfully and well that at the next 
Grand Chapter he was re-elected. Brother McElhone as a 
grand praetor should be accepted as a model. He made many 
visits to all the chapters' in his province, which alone has resulted 
in cementing the chapters to one another, and his talks and 
instruction in fraternity work have proved of incalculable benefit. 
The novel idea of having a tri-province convention of the First, 
Second, and Ninth Provinces originated with him, and the suc- 
cess of those conventions has been due largely to his efforts. 
These conventions have united the chapters in the East more than 
any other one thin^, making the members acquainted with 
each other and giving them a knowledge of the inner workings 
of the Fraternity. 

Brother McElhone wasf of great assistance in organizing the 
Baltimore Alumni Chapter, writing many letters and visiting that 
city with me in order to get the Baltimore Sigs interested. He 
originated and helped largely in the movement which resulted in 
placing Epsilon Chapter in a house. As an active member of 
Epsilon, he inaugurated new methods of keeping the records', 
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of the chapter. He was a delegate from E4>silon to the special 
Province Conventicxi of 1899 which voted to revive the old 
Phi Chapter at Lafayette. Brother McElhcxie together with 
Brothers Hume and W. L. Famham arranged the first banquet 
given by the active Epsilcxi Chapter to the Washington alumni, 
in 1899. On retiring from the active chapter he became a mem- 
ber of the Washington Alumni Chapter, and has held the 
position of secretary ever since. At the meeting last autumn 
he was elected permanent secretary of the chapter. 

As I advance along the pathway of life and take a retroq)ec- 
tive view, contemplating the scenes and incidents' of my long asso- 
ciation with Sigma Chi, and the many true and loyal brothers it 
has been my pleasure to know, I feel that I am justified in ntun- 
bering Arthur J. MeElhone among the bright stars in the grand 
constellatic«i of our Fraternity. By his: loyalty, enthusiasm, and 
true allegiance he has added new luster to the White Cross. I 
cannot help feeling that I have contributed something to the good 
of the order by securing him as a member, that by being the means 
of bringing him into the Fraternity I made no mistake, and that I 
have been amply rewarded. 

Our brother is a young man yet; and although he has retired 
from the praetorship, I feel confident that his interest, loyalty, 
and devotion will never waver. He has the right spirit, the right 
thought, and the right conception of what a Sigma Chi should be ; 
and so long as he lives we may be assured that he will ever be 
found ready and willing to advance the best interests and welfare 
of the Fraternity which he loves so dearly. 



HUBERT LEMMON SAMPLE 



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To be, among the less than seven score men chosen to mem- 
bership in Sigma Chi by a chapter in its forty years' history, the 
one best beloved, is a high and flawless distinction. This was the 
happy place filled by Hubert Lemmon Sample among the men of 
Mu. His life was short — ^too short, we cannot help thinking; 
but long enough for him to gain this: unique place in our hearts. 
After an illness of more than seven years, he died at the home 
of his sister in Atlanta, Ga., Sunday morning, February i8, 1906. 

He was bom in Granville twenty-six years ago, and here prac- 
tically all his" life was spent. It was my good fortune to know 
him from childhood, and, though a few years his senior, to enjoy 
his; intimate friendship and many happy hours of his companion- 
ship to the day of his death. His character was clean and strong, 
and his disposition the sweetest I have ever known in man or 
woman. That definition of a gentleman as one who considers the 
wishes, even the whims, of others before his own desires, found 
a perfect illustration in Hubert Sample. He was a fellow of 
high ideals; there was never any question about where he stood; 
yet he was always gentle, soft-spoken, never obtrusive. He liked 
to yield to others. 

It is easy to live without making enemies', but no easy thing is 
it to make innumerable friends and no enemies. This was his 
achievement. Well bom, he was yet bom as' we all are — ^prone to 
err. He met temptations, as do we all. He had faults and 
deficiencies — did ever faultless man sit in friendship's charmed 
circle ? He was not in the least effeminate. His mind, however, 
was more like a woman's' in its approximation to purity. Thus, 
he had neither the vices of viciousness, which make us despise, 
nor those of weak will, which make us pity. He naturally 
turned to the good, the beautiful, and the true; He was like 
us, engendering the bond of sympathy and comradeship; he was 

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different and better, compelling our admiration and emulaticxi. 
With it all were a great modesty, an alwa)rs self-deprecatory way, 
a thorough democracy, and an utter lack of pharisaism which 
secured for him his place in our hearts and now grave his 
name on memory's tablet. 

The loss* of health ; the brave, ever-losing struggle to regain 
it; the patience under pain and daily increasing weariness; the 
spirit that never permitted the lips a word of complaint ; the quaint 
humor that never caused pain or resentment ; the calm, courage- 
ous recognition of the inevitable; finally, "the composing of the 
tired, worn body and the serene closing of the eyes, 

"Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch 
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams/' 

these would have given him his own s:hrine in our hearts. That 
place he already had, and these only caused us to choose sweeter 
flowers to garland it, and to lay them more gently. 

While he was still a child, his mother died. That she must 
have instilled in him all that was best of her in the few years 
she was permitted to bless him with her living presence, and, 
passing above, have left with him an inspiring benediction, I 
think his beautiful life clearly shows. Indeed, it is difficult to see 
how his life could have contained more beauty and manly purity 
had his mother been with him throughout his days. 

He was bom to Sigma Chi. His father, John H. Sample, is 
one of those stalwarts of the seventies in this chapter. The name 
of his brother, William Dwight Sample, follows his' own only a 
few places down the roll of Mu. Of all the men this chapter 
has initiated into Sigma Chi there is not one in whom we can feel 
a greater pride. What he might have done in the councils and 
burden-bearing of the Fraternity we cannot know, as we cannot 
know what of fame he might have attained as* a worker in the 
world. Had life and health been vouchsafed him, we would have 
unwaveringly trusted the result We know he bore well the part that 
was assigned him, and that the White Cross has gained new luster 
by his life. The Fraternity was dear to him. Its past and its 
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Cincinnati last year, in all that company of royal fellows, there 
was none whose heart thrilled above his, none who felt more 
proudly the concioustiess, "I am a Sigma Chi." In the struggles 
of his own chapter he took a deep interest When defeat came, he 
felt it, but was not cast down ; when victory, he was not unduly 
elated. In adversity he was brave, cheering on to renewed attack ; 
in prosperity he rejoiced and urged that the Cross be yet farther 
advanced. That he tried, and with an uncommon degree of suc- 
cess, to live out the noble purposes and designs of the Fraternity 
is apparent to us. When he heard, for the first time, the beauti- 
ful words of the charge, those g^eat principles did not proceed 
into his mind as something novel. Instead, they sank into his 
heart and found there the sympathetic chord which made the 
music we knew as the sweet harmony of his life. His stense of 
duty was acute and strong. His death at twenty-six is; proof of 
this. When our country resolved to free Cuba from oppression, 
he felt it was his duty to go. He cared nothing for the soldier's* 
life. The glamor of war had no attraction for him. But he felt 
that a Sample should serve, and with several of the students he 
enlisted. We know now that he returned with the mark of death 
upon him. In a few months, in the middle of his junior year, he 
left college never to return. 

For several years the hope of renewed health did not seem 
wholly vain, and he struggled hard to realize it. Two years or 
more ago we all realized it was a hopeless fight, and I think he 
then felt it to be such. For several years he had spent his* sum- 
mers in Ohio and his winters: in Atlanta. Last fall, just before 
he left for the South, I had my last talk with him. I know now 
he felt he was going south for the last time. Yet he was cheerful 
as always, and we talked of locating together in the Southwest — 
a notion we had had for some time. During the winter he ccmi- 
tinued to fail. Early in February his father and brother were 
called, but even then it seemed he might live to come north at the 
usual time. Each day he was up and dressed for a few hours', 
until the day before he died. That day, Sunday, about eight 
o'clock he was awake and spoke cheerfully to his brother. The 
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then did not speak for some time, and the brother spoke to him. 
There was no answer. Stepping to the bedside, the brother 
spoke again. Hubert did not answer. Only then did the brother 
know. As quietly as he had lived, gently, imostentatiously, 
Hubert Sample's spirit had taken its flight, and his tired body 
was at rest. 

That Sunday was as gloomy outside up here in the little col- 
lege town among the hills as were our thoughts. Snow and rain 
driven all day by the wind made a fit setting for the play in 
our hearts. The next day was like it. Wednesday father and 
brother arrived, bringing Hubert to lay him down here at the 
old home, with the oaks and maples and pines ever green to 
sentinel him. The day was like the two preceding, only that for 
a few hours, as Hubert came and until we left him beside his 
mother, the clouds lifted and the sun shone. For a brief hour he 
rested in the old loved house — home — ^and we gathered about 
him. His face, beautiful as a woman's before the relentless con- 
queror set his seal upon him, had in the intervening years taken 
on lines of pain and weariness. Now, as we looked, it seemed that 
Death himself had a little relented, and every line was gone, every 
•mark of weariness erased, and we saw him as he locJced in the 
happy days — full-faced, care-free, the refinement we had all 
admired appearing in all its beauty. A brief service was held 
at the church. The edifice was filled with his friends, old and 
young. The active chapter, and a number of the alumni who 
had come, attended in a body. All about him were fragrant 
flowers, and upon the casket, alone in all its simplicity and beauty, 
was a Sigma Chi Cross of white roses, untouched by color save 
for a spray of green vagrantly straying across it. Three of the 
boys who had taken him into the Fraternity and three men who 
had known him from childhood carried him, and we laid him 
away as the sun sank behind the hills. 



Editorial 



Elsewhere in this issue appears a description and photographic 
reproduction of the new home of Alpha Epsilon Chapter at the 
University of Nebraska, The chapter is to be congratulated on 
the successful launching of the undertaking, which has had the 
advantage of the insight and experience of Grand Praetor Hardy. 
This of itself leads us to assume that the condition of the chapter 
is such as to warrant the venture. 

Success has crowned the efforts^ of the petitioners for a charter 
at the University of Montana, and the new chapter will be 
installed in connection with ceremonies extending over September 
lo, II, and 12. An elaborate program has been prepared, and, 
as a result of ccK^ration between the grand triumvirs and 
Montana alumni, the chapter, which will be known as Beta Delta, 
is: assured of an auspicious beginning. A full report of the event 
will be published in the next number of the Quarterly. 

It is a source of deep regret that so many associate editors 
have allowed this* number of the Quarterly to go to press with 
their chapters unrepresented in the department of chapter corre- 
spondence. Due notice was given, and several reminders were 
mailed to delinquents ; but the list of "no letters' received." is much 
larger than usual. It is particularly unfortunate that it should 
be necessary to present such a bad showing in this, the first 
number of the year. It is hoped, however, that by calling atten- 
tion to the matter in this way chapters having lax and careless 
officials may apply a remedy before the disease becomes chronic. 
We have often commented on the importance of the chapter letter, 
but little attention seems to have been given to the matter in 
certain quarters. Beginning with the new volume, we shall 
publish a complete record of chapters in this r^^ard, so that the 
local organizations may know to what extent officers elected to 
carry on this most important work are performing their duty. 

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354 THL SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

This number of the Quarterly will reach the active clu4)ters 
at the opening of another academic year — a time when every 
Sigma Chi may pr(^tably halt and consider, even though briefly, 
the positicxi of the Fraternity in the light of the past and of its 
future prospects. The year just closed has been full of suc- 
cesses in every branch of our work, but the time has not come 
when we can rest oa our laurels. From every quarter comes 
the report of new ground gained and of bright prospects for the 
new year. The machinery of the national organization is nmning 
smoothly, and the finances of the order were never in better con- 
dition. These facts, however, make it necessary that considera- 
tion should be given to many things, in order that none of our 
vantage ground shall be lost through overconfiderice. In spite of 
the position whidi Sigma Chi has occupied so long in the frater- 
nity world she has never been ccxifrcwited with more important 
internal problems than at present. Some of these have been 
subjects of discussion in these pages, and we shall continue to pre- 
sent others from time to time during the coming year. Every 
active chapter should take up at once all of the questions so 
carefully discussed by the conventions of the Third and Sixth 
Provinces. Some of the more important subjects are stimmarized 
in the report of the former gathering foimd elsewhere in this 
issue. We hope that special attenticxi may be given to the prob- 
lems bearing on rushing and pledging, initiations", and methods of 
retaining alumni interests in chapters. While all of these matters 
may be regarded as of general importance, the elimination of 
difficulties rests largely with the active chapter. There are also 
many problems confronting the Grand Council, some of which 
may be pertinent before the meeting of the next Grand Chapter. 
Much has been said in the past in praise of the perfect organiza- 
tion which has been worked out during the past two decades'. 
Successes in this line have also brought problems which cannot 
be neglected. A machine without operators is useless, and, 
strange as it may seem, the Fraternity stands in danger of finding 
it difficult to man its present organization with competent and 
experienced officials. Many of those now in positions of adminis- 
trative responsibility, either for personal or for business reasons. 



EDITORIALS 355 

will shortly find it necessary to retire permanently from service; 
and, unfortunately for the Fraternity, the nimiber constitutes a 
large majority of the active grand officers. The development of 
administrative machinery in the past few years, with the conse- 
quent confusion of official duties, brings added difficulties to the 
situation, and it is a question as to whether the recent Grand 
Chapters have not been too free in the adoption of suggestions 
for new legislation, which, in the judgment of some, has brought 
about a state of over-organization. The Fraternity has been 
unable to retain the services of several promising young men who 
have found it necessary to retire from duties which they had 
assumed, and this has made it impossible to effect prc«notions as 
in the past. It is also a questicMi if the time has not come when the 
whole administrative machinery needs overhauling. Later we 
shall take up some of the suggestions which have been made in this 
line, but it will be seen that we shall approach the next Grand 
Chapter with problems of sufficient importance to command the 
interest of all loyal alumni. 



Communications 



sample alumni letters 
Dear Brother : 

To keep in close touch with our alumni members, and thus sub- 
serve the best interests of the chapter, we are sending you our 
annual chapter report letter. 

Alpha was never more prosperous than during the year just 
drawing to a dose. Her membership is larger than it has been for 
several years past, numbering sixteen regular men and two pledges. 
But two men graduted this June; hence a great majority of the 
brothers will be back next year as a basis for what we intend to 
make the best chapter in the history of Sigma Chi at Miami. 

We are represented in all lines of college activities, it being our 
policy, without sacrificing any of the traditional qualities of Sigma 
Chi, to maintain a symmetrical chapter by the selection of men fnnn 
all phases of college life. 

We have had our full share of honors, including : business man- 
ager and assistant editor of the Recensio, student member of the 
Lyceum Course Committee, manager of the track team, two men on 
the debating team with De Pauw, head marshal of the university, 
four members of the orchestra, president and vice-president of the 
Y. M. C. A., members of the Board of Control, assistant manager of 
the Co-operative Store, etc. 

The Chapter House Association organized and incorporated at 
the beginning of the year is making excellent progress with the 
house-building project. Already a considerable amount has been 
subscribed, and the good work is still going on. We have been 
imder some disadvantages this year by being compelled to live in 
a house not at all adequate to our needs. This we shall not have to 
contend with next year. The chapter has succeeded in renting one 
of the largest and, for fraternity purposes, best-suited houses to be 
found in Oxford. It is the "Old Deke House," as you may probably 
remember it, belonging to Mrs. Richey, and located just north of the 
front campus. This will accommodate some fifteen men and leave the 
entire first floor free for fraternity use. 

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The chapter during the past year has been favored with visits 
from several alumni, but would that many more had drop- 
ped in. Commencement week is from the loth to the 14th of June 
this year. We trust you may be able to be with us at that time, and 
we will assure you a warm welcome back to old Miami and to the 
chapter. 

Oxford, Ohio Alpha Chapter 

May I, 1906 

Dear Brother: 

The Butler Sigs of the active chapter herewith send greetings 
to the Rho boys of former years. Six fellows have held the fort 
through the present college year and, though few in number, have 
been represented creditably in every phase of college activity. We 
started the year with four old men and initiated two freshmen in 
the fall term. The six Sigs have been stickers throughout the year, 
and though the other fraternities have larger memberships, they 
have proved in many cases to be of a very transient variety. Rho 
Chapter will finish the year in better shape financially than for 
several years, thanks to the assistance of a number of the alumni. 
While our chapter is too small to support a chapter-house, the 
fellows have all roomed together this year and have been able 
through their nightly caucuses to make Sigma Chi stand first at 
Butler. 

Butler College, after a successful career of fifty years, has reached 
a crisis through which it can be successfully carried only by an 
increase in the endowment. The authorities are making a strenuous 
effort to raise $150,000 to meet an offer of $100,000 made by Joseph 
I. Irwin, of Columbus, Ind. If they succeed in doing this, the 
endowment will practically be doubled. It is necessary for the 
continued prosperity of the college that this endowment scheme 
succeed ; and the prosperity of Butler means the prosperity of Rho 
Chapter. At this time more than ever Butler College needs the 
hearty support of her alumni and former students, and Sig^a Chi 
should take the lead in rallying to gain for her a new lease of life. 
The Rho men upon whom Fortune has smiled may help along 
financial lines, others may be of influence in recommending the 
college to prospective students, while all can say good things about 
the college. 



358 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Two of the brothers will g^duate this year, and scxne of the 
others will not return to college in the fall. As a result of this there 
will probably be only three men back at the qpening of school in 
September. If you know of any young men of Sigma Chi standard 
who are contemplating attending collie next fall, talk Butler to 
them and let us know about them. Any communications addressed 
to James E. Montgomery, Greenfield, Ind., will receive prompt 
attention at any time during the summer. 

The class day exercises and the alumni reunion will be held on 
Wednesday, June 20, with commencement the following morning* 
The active chapter of Sigma Chi extends an invitation to the old 
Sigs to come back, get acquainted, and tell us stories of the old 
days. 

Rho Chapter 

Indianafous, Ind. 
June II, 1906 



AN IMPORTANT SUGGESTION 

Newman Miller, Grand Editor, Chicago. 

Dear Brother : I am just in receipt of the May Quarterly, and 
reading the Leland Stanford Junior University letter made me sit 
up and think. Last fall five fine fellows from this city went there to 
school, and all joined another fraternity which has a strong alumni 
chapter here. At Kansas University the past three years we have 
been active, with the result that we have secured all but one man from 
here who went to that university. We had a reasonably good 
chance of getting the five men from here last fall, and could have 
secured them if they had gone to Lawrence. Brother Sternberg 
and I, as also Judge McCune, of Kansas City, wrote to the Leland 
Stanford boys concerning them. The letters were not received, and 
the five fellows on reaching the city were promptly gobbled up 
by the other fraternities, which had been duly notified. 

Now, there is no disposition on our part to criticize our chapters, 
but I believe a suggestion that would have helped them very mudi, 
and in the future will help other chapters, is in order here. Alumni 
all over the country are in a position to know of good men going to 
schools other than those which they attended, and with whom they 



COMMUNICATIONS 359 

are acquainted.^ If in each number of the Quarterly the home 
address of the associate editor of each chapter were given, together 
with the college address, two letters or telegrams could be sent, with 
a reasonable certainty that the men recommended would be at least 
looked at by the chapter at the school they were entering. 

W. C. Edwards, Jr. 

Alpha Xi, 1903. 
Wichita, Kan. 
June 13, 1906 



CHAPTER-HOUSE RECORDS 

The subject of chapter-house records has been a matter of dis- 
cussion in Mu Mu Chapter for some time. The desirability and im- 
portance of accumulating a library which should include all 
histories and writings relative to Greek-letter fraternities in general 
and the Sigma Chi Fraternity in particular, are self-evident. Every 
member of Sigma Chi should not only be familiar with the history 
of his own Fraternity, but should have some knowledge of the birth 
and growth of other fraternities and be prepared to discuss intelli- 
gently at any time the subject of fraternities in general. Every fra- 
ternity man should have the desire to familarize himself with these 
subjects, and to such as have should be given the opportunity. 
Every new member has numberless questions to ask about the 
Fraternity which has honored him, and the means of gaining this 
information should be within his reach; especially should all mat- 
ter relative to the growth of his own chapter be preserved, and 
arranged in such a manner that its history, in progressive stages, 
could be taken up and followed. 

All publications issued by the Sigma Chi Fraternity should be 
obtained and a copy of each placed in the library as the property of 
the chapter ; also all publications issued by Sigma Chis individually. 
The chapter should also keep on file all numbers of the Sigma Chi 
Quarterly, 

In Mu Mu Chapter it has been the custom of late at certain 
meetings to have informal talks given by the different members. 

'This suggestion is now under advisement with the Grand Triumvirs. We 
would suggest that communications such as the one noted by Brother Edwards, 
be addressed to the chapter and fraternity in care of the institution. In this way 
delivery to an active man will usually be insured. 



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For instance, at one meeting the subject would be a brief history 
of the birth of Sigma Chi; at another, the growth of our own 
chapter; at another, the first Greek-letter fraternities established. 
These talks are given by brothers appointed at previous meetings. 
Such a program is both interesting and instructive. In order to give 
an intelligent discussion of these and like subjects, the means of ob- 
taining information must be at hand. The proper time to foster 
the desire for knowledge regarding fraternities is while a man is in 
the chapter-house. In many instances, although a man may have the 
desire to familiarize himself with literature of this character, he may 
be financially unable to obtain the necessary books. If the chapter 
can furnish him the books from its library, this difficulty is over- 
come. 

The accumulation of a library is a mattter of time, but if the 
effort is made and the chapter puts forth a sufficient effort, it should 
not be long till every chapter-house has a library of which it may 
well be proud. 

It would seem desirable that the chapter should keep a com- 
plete history of all chapter events. These things are interesting 
not only to the active members, but to visiting alumni and brothers 
from other chapters as well. 

The possession of a scrapbook, in which can be pasted programs 
of all the affairs in which the local chapter or the general Fraternity 
might be interested, is also desirable. The social life of a fra- 
ternity is one of the many pleasing features connected with it, and 
such a book, containing a brief but interesting history of the social 
life, would prove entertaining to guests as well as to members. 
The scrapbook should also contain programs of the events con- 
nected with conventions, chapter-house installations, alunmi 
banquets, and all things of like character. 

In short, every effort should be made to collect and preserve all 
matter either directly or indirectly connected with our Fraternity 
and Greek-letter fraternities in general ; and it should be our aim to 
make ourselves thoroughly conversant with such, and to foster a 
like spirit among our younger brothers. A fraternity should be both 
loved and honored, and the more we learn of Sigma Chi, its ideals 
and its aspirations, its founders and the men who have followed 
them, the more we love and honor her. 

MOBGANTOWN, W. Va. S. C. AuSTIN 



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new headquarters for sigma chis 

Dear Brother Miller: 

Marion M. Miller, Beta, owns a delightful rustic inn at Have- 
meyer Point on Oak Island, at Fire Island Inlet and opposite Fire 
Island Light, where he has entertained a considerable number of 
Sig brothers and their families this season, together with a delightful 
coterie of artists, writers, and musicians. It has proved a good, 
common-sense, informal place for rest and recreation. The view 
from the twenty-foot piazza is charming, the bathing on the beach 
is delightful, fishing, crabbing, clamming, and sailing are fine — and 
all without extra charge. Connected with the inn by a rustic bridge 
is a casino, with a famous clock-tower which is a landmark for 
miles around. In the casino are a pool-table and two bowling-alleys. 
These are free to guests and provide amusement for stormy weather. 

Brother Miller made a very late start with the inn this year, but 
it is proposed to make it a regular Sigma Chi hangout next season. 
No place could excel Havemeyer Point Inn as a week-end resort. It 
is planned to raise the bowling-alley building an additional story, and 
partition off eight or ten rooms for the unmarried Sigs who may 
patronize the place. Brother Miller flies a Sigma Chi pennant on his 
sailboat. It would seem as if this place might become the Mecca of 
many Sigs living in the seaboard states, or even farther inland. 
The undersigned can recommend the place most heartily. 

C. H. Eldridge 
New York City 
July 12, 1906 



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Letters and Reports trom Active Chapters 

FIRST PROVINCE 

EPSILON CHAPTER — GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



THETA CHAPTER — PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 14 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 10 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 13, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦David F. Miller, 1906 Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

♦Albert Billheimer, 1906 Gettysburg, Pa. 

♦H. Brua Campbell, 1906 Middletown, Pa. 

♦George K. Shearer, 1908 York, Pa. 

Joseph C. Dickson, 1908 Gettysburg, Pa. 

J. McCrea Dickson, 1908 Gettysburg, Pa. 

LeRoy E. Enterline, 1908 Ashland, Pa. 

George N. Acker, 1909 Washington, D. C 

Maurice S. Weaver, 1909 Gettysburg, Pa. i 

Grover K. Bream, 1909 Gettysburg, Pa. 1 

Daniel A. Rupp, 1909 York, Pa. 

Keller E. Rockey, 1909 Waynesboro, Pa. 

Herbert C Bream, 1910 Gettysburg, Pa. 

Lawrence Hitchins, 1910 Frostburg, Md. 1 

Pennsylvania College has completed another year in an encour- 
aging way. A great number of alumni and friends of the college 
were back for the commencement exercises. The curriculum will 
be somewhat changed next year, and the standard for entrance will 
be raised. Prospects are bright. The incoming freshman class 
from the preparatory school is a large one and will be still further 
increased by the new men arriving in the fall. 

We lose three good men by graduation — D. F. Miller, H. Brua 
Campbell, and Albert Billheimer. Brother Campbell intends to 

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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 363 

study law at Harvard. We are sorry to lose George K. Shearer, 
who does not expect to return next fall. 

During the last term several honors were acquired by the 
chapter. Brother Campbell is valedictorian, mantle orator on Qass 
Day, and president of his class; Brother Rockey is on the college 
tennis team and captain of the freshman baseball team; Brother 
Rupp played first base on his class team ; and Brother Weaver, who 
has been leader of the Mandolin Club for the past two years, has 
been re-elected. The championship cup in tennis among the fraterni- 
ties will go either to Phi Delta Theta or to Sigma Chi. 

The chapter ended the term with an informal dance at the 
house in honor of our three graduates. The annual banquet was 
held at the Eagle Hotel on Jtme 12. Besides the fourteen active 
members, the following alumni were present: George N. Acker, 
1872 ; John B. McPherson, 1883 ; Henry Bikle, 1897 ; John D. Keith, 
1899 y McClean Stock, 1900 ; William G. Leisenring, 1901 ; Walter 
Spenkle, 1904; Philip R. Bikle, 1905; W. Lavere Hafer, ex.- 
1906; J. B. Homer, ex.-i9o8; John Riddlemoser, ex.-i909; and 
Kemp G. Acker, of Alpha Chi, 

We are glad to introduce to the Fraternity Herbert C. Bream, 
Gettysburg, Pa., and Lawrence Hitchins, Frostburg, Md. We have 
a good man pledged for next fall. 

Joseph C. Dickson 

GrrTYSBtjRG, Pa. 
June 14, 1906 



KAPPA CHAPTER — BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 10 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 8 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 21, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

William C. Kelly, 1907 Lewisburg, Pa. 

Jonathan Wolfe, 1907 Lewisburg, Pa. 

F. Luther Heinze, 1907 Ashland, Pa. 

♦Warren H. Pcttibone, 1907 Dorranceton, Pa. 

John L. Minor/ 1907 Kittaming, Pa. 

Arthur McNuich, 1907 Schellsburg, Pa. 

W. Stewart Duncan, 1908 Duncannon, Pa. 



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David J. Hawk, 1908 Tower City, Pa. 

♦Arthur B. Hinterleiter, 1908 Kutztown, Pa. 

*Elbur H. Ball, 1908 Mahonoy City, Pa. 

E. Ireland Lawslie, 1908 Lewisburg, Pa. 

This has been a very prosperous year for Kappa, as we have 
initiated thre6 good men. With the closing of the collie year, we 
have added to our chapter E. Ireland Lawslie, 1908, of Lewisburg, 
whom we take pleasure in presenting to the Fraternity. We lose 
Brothers Ball, Pettibone, and Hinterleiter. Brother Pettibone will 
enter Pennsylvania and Brother Hinterleiter, Lafayette. 

Our symposium was held in the halls on the evening of June 19, 
and was a great success. Brother Koukle, 1901, acted as toast- 
master. Many of our alumni were back for the occasion. 

The baseball team finished the season gloriously, making it four 
straight victories over Lafayette, Cornell, Bloomsburg, and Bum- 
ham. The most notable victory was that over the strong Cornell 
team ; score, 7 to 2. Brother Heinze played shortstop on the team. 

Ground was broken during commencement for the new East 
College. 

We wish to acknowlege visits from Brothers Luther, Brown, 
Seidell, of Alpha Chi ; Davis, J. Simpson, F. Simpson, of Omicron ; 
Wagner, Portser, Fry, Walls, Marsh, Thornton, Koukle, ShaflFer, 
Gerhart, Whitehead, Darlington, Follmer, Datasman, Dickerman, 
and Wilson, of Kappa. 

W. Stewart Duncan 
I^wiSBusG, Pa. 
June 25, 1906 



OMICRON CHAPTER — ^DICKINSON COLLEGE 

No letter received. 



PHI CHAPTER — LAFAYETTE COLLEGE 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 16 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 .... 20 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 20, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Francis A. English, 1906 Elizabeth, N. J. 

♦Harry K. Hauck, 1906 Easton, Pa, 






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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 365 

Thomas H. Acker, 1907 Washington, D. C. 

Howard C. Hottel, 1907 Trenton, N. J. 

Roger S. Williams, 1907 Wilkcsbarrc^ Pa. 

Samuel H. Wilde, 1907 Bloomfield, Pa. 

M. Roland Teel, 1907 Hackettstown, N. J. 

Samuel C. Straub, 1907 Easton, Pa. 

Chester H. Rice, 1908 Easton, Pa. 

William A. Hauck, 1908 Easton, Pa. 

Qarence A. Hensey, 1908 Washington, D. C. 

James K. Satchell, 1908 Easton, Pa. 

Louis W. Myers, 1908 Chester, N. J. 

Robert L. Logan, 1908 Oil City, Pa. 

Harold McD. Brown, 1909 Elizabeth, N. J. 

Ralph B. Mitchell, 1909 Plains, Pa. 

Phi Chapter has closed a most successful and prosperous yean 
At present plans are imder way to enlarge our chapter-house, and it 
is anticipated that the work will be completed in time for the 
seventy-fifth anniversary of the college in May, 1907. Grand Consul 
Robert E. James and Brother Nevin, 1875, together with other 
prominent alumni, are energetically pushing the project 

The chapter has been well represented in every phase of college 
activity. Harry Hauck and Frank A. English, 1906, held honors 
at commencement. The former was one of the first twenty honor 
men, salutatorian at Class Day exercises, and also responded to a 
toast at the senior banquet; while the latter served on the decora- 
tion committee. Brother Acker, 1907, was president of his class and 
toastmaster at the junior browse ; while Brother Straub, 1907, was 
chairman of the decoration committee at the junior ball. Brother 
Hottel, 1907, successfully managed the Melange, the college annual, 
and was elected on the board of the Lafayette, the weekly paper. 
Brother Rice, 1908, is a member of the Knights of the Round Table, 
and assistant manager of the Sock and Buskin, the college dramatic 
association. Brother Logan, 1908, won his "L" on the football 
field, and William Hauck, 1908, is president of his class for next 
year. Brother Satchell has been elected assistant editor-in-chief of 
the 1908 Melange, and Brothers Mitchell and Brown, 1909, are 
Calumet men. The latter was master of ceremonies at the freshman 
parade. 

Commencement week was a whirl of social gayety, and the 



366 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

annual banquet on June i8, with David W. Nevin, 1875, ^ toast- 
master, successfully terminated a glorious year. 

Howard C. Hoitel 
Easton, Pa. 
June IS, 1906 



PHI PHI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 31 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 25 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Harry L. Smith, 1906 Wm. Wallace, 1907 

♦J. Edwin Fuiweiln, 1906 Francis Burch, 1908 

J. Edwin Mattson, 1906 Harry B. Magre, 1908 

H. Ralph Ringe, 1906 Robt. K. Rewalt, 1908 

♦Warren C. Graham, 1906 Paul A. Bartholomew, 1908 
♦William B. Greenburg, 1906 ♦Frederick H. Michaelis, 1908 

Wendell P. Raine, 1907 Richard C. Newbold, 1908 

Paul Freeman, 1907 Earl Murry, 1908 

John Thompson, 1907 Addison Freeman, 1909 

Percy L. Buzby, 1907 Howard Whitmoyer, 1909 

Robert Rjran, 1907 Charles Taylor, Jr., 1909 

Alexander Foster, 1907 Eastman Potts, 1909 

C. A. Christiana, 1907 Herbert C. Hays, 1909 

John J. Gartland, 1907 Charles N. Callender, 1909 

M. W. Jacobs, 1907 John Franz, 1909 
Lloyd Johnson, 1907 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter 
not reported in previous letters: Brother Raine, 1907, has been 
appointed assistant instructor in the night school of Finance and 
Commerce; Brother Smith, 1906, has been appointed assistant 
surgeon in the United States Navy; M. W. Jacobs, 1907, has re- 
ceived additional honors for scholarship at the June commencement 

Phi Phi closed a most successful year, with thirty-one on the 
active roll. Financially the chapter is in better condition than ever 
before, with bright prospects for next year. Negotiations are being 
conducted for providing a more comfortable home. The clu4>ter 
loses five men by graduation, but will start the year with twenty-five. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 367 

On April 7 the chapter gave a smoker to the Sigma Chis of Phila- 
delphia, at which men from many chapters were present. 

The university summer school this year has proved a greater suc- 
cess than ever before. The athletic prospects are exceedingly bright, 
especially for football, track, basketball, and rowing. 

Clarence N. Callender 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
August 13, 1906 



ALPHA RHO CHAPTER — LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 13 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 15 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 14, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

John A. Broadhead Bethlehem, Pa. 

*Joseph F. Cottrell Ilion, N. Y. 

♦John C F. Distler Baltimore, Md. 

Harold A. Mcintosh Highland, Kan. 

Samuel E. Doak Philadelphia, Pa. 

Thomas H. Sheridan Chicago, 111. 

Claude M. Daniels Pottstown, Pa. 

John D. Scott Portland, Ore. 

W. Foster Banks Middletown, Pa. 

William L. Archer Mount Vernon, N. Y. 

Clarence M. Lawyer Westminster, Md. 

Alden C. Cummins Swissvalc, Pa. 

William B. Davis Pittsburg, Pa. 

Alpha Rho has closed one of the most successful years in her 
history. Our prospects for the coming year are very encouraging. 
We lose only two of our number by graduation, Brothers Distler 
and Cottrell. Two of our old men expect to return in the fall, and 
these, with our three pledged men, will furnish a good foundation 
upon which to build. 

College honors not reported in our last letter : Brothers Daniels 
and Archer won their lacrosse monograms; Brother Scott was 
elected captain of the gymnasium team for 1906-7 ; Brothers Archer 
and Banks were elected assistant managers of the lacrosse and gym- 
nasium teams respectively ; Brother Daniels was elected president of 



368 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

the Y. M. C. A., and is also on the junior ball committee ; Brother 
Mcintosh is a member of the Mustard and Cheese cast 

On May 9 we gave a formal dance at the chapter-house. 

Brother McElhone paid us a very pleasant visit m May. 

Bethlehem, Pa. W. Foster Banks 

June 10, 1906 



SECOND PROVINCE 

ALPHA CHI CHAPTER — PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 17 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 14 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 14, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦James W. Quiggle, 1906 McElhattan, Pa. 

*Emory L. Diehl, 1906 Philadelphia, Pa. 

Philips P. Partridge, 1907 Pittsburg, Pa. 

♦Joseph H. Himes, 1907 New Oxford, Pa. 

Ellsworth C. Dunkle, 1907 Huntingdon, Pa. 

Leroy Seidell, 1907 Boyertown, Pa. 

Wm. A. Laird, Jr., 1907 Chambcrsburg, Pa. 

George D. Luther, 1907 Ashland, Pa. 

Balser Weber, 1908 Howard, Pa. 

Charles G. Yocum, 1908 Huntingdon, Pa. 

Willard K. McDowell, 1908 Howard, Pa. 

Norman R. Wright, 1908 Newport, Pa. 

Frank E. Grazier, 1909 Warriorsmark, Pa. 

George J. Purcell, 1909 Tremont, Pa. 

Ira C. Eberley, 1909 Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Samuel G. Gearhart, 1909 Sunbury, Pa. 

Frank K. Chestnut, Special Philadelphia, Pa. 

Alpha Chi has just closed one of her most prosperous years. 
The chapter is on a good footing, the new chapter-house will be 
ready for occupancy in September, and our alumni are all showing 
an active interest. In Brothers Diehl and Quiggle the ch24)ter loses 
two good men. Brother Quiggle, being one of first honor men in 
a class of eighty-seven, was elected a member of Phi Kappa Phi. 

During commencement week, June 10-13, the chapter enter- 
tained a large number of guests, the chapter-house being given up 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 369 

to the ladies. Among the visitors were A. C. Read, 1892, Charles L. 
Kinsloe, 1903, and Albert Buckbout, 1900. 

The chapter won the pennant in the Inter-Fraternity Bowling 
League, and the prospects in athletics are good for next year. 

State College, Pa. Ellsworth C. Dunkle 

June 15, 1906 



ZETA CHAPTER — WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



PSI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 14 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 .... 13 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 14, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

W. S. Barrett Bristol, Va. 

I. L. Bibb New Decatur, Ala. 

A. T. Brant , Los Angeles, Cal. 

L. M. Chapman Los Angeles, Cal. 

C F. Cocke Roanoke^ Va. 

M. T. Cooke Norfolk, Va. 

Raleigh Cnmsbliss Chattanooga, Tenn. 

G. L. Forsyth Esmont, Va. 

R. B. Frazcr Bellvillc, Md. 

J. C. Gorman Bethlehem, Pa. 

R. T. Hubard Charlottesville, Va. 

♦H. A. Osborne Havre De Grace, Md. 

P. Smith Livingston, Ala. 

G. E. White Freemansburg, W. Va. 

The session of 1905-6 was a very successful one for Psi Chapter, 
the close of the college year finding us in a more than usually pros- 
perous condition. In numbers, and we hope in every other respect, 
we have kept up to our old standard. H. A. Osborne, a g^duate 
of the law department, is the only man who is not expected to return 
in the fall. Thus, with almost our entire membership back, we an- 
ticipate doing great things during the rushing season. We are mak- 
ing strenuous efforts to secure funds for the building of a house. 



370 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

the chapter signing notes and sending out circulars to t&e alunmL 
The movement has, however, not been on foot long enough as yet 
to produce tangible results. 

The baseball team has had a successful season, winning victories 
from Yale, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, etc 

The university at large has also enjoyed a prosperous year dar- 
ing the course of which several hundred thousand dollars were added 
to the endowment ftmd. 

Chablotiesville^ Va. W. S. Barrett 

June 12, 1906 



THIRD PROVINCE 

ALPHA CHAPTER — MIAMI UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 19QS-6 16 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 .... 13 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 

the close of the scholastic year ending June 14, 1906. Those whose 

names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦B. F. Ricsc Oxford, O. 

*J. B. Glenn ...Hillsboro, O. 

♦H. H. Eidcmillcr Vandalia, O. 

E. F. Schwdckart Ripley* O. 

F. A. Ralston Macomb, IlL 

E. T. Storcr Oxford, O. 

E. F. Colbom Shandon, O. 

A. C. Olson Chicago, 111. 

C C. Bom Vandalia, O. 

B. S. Radcliffe Harrison, O. 

C H. Martin Sidnor, O. 

H. L. Stitt Bloomingsburg, O. 

A. R. Timberman Oakeana, O. 

C Johnston Sidney, O. 

O. O. Fisher Sidney, O. 

W. A. Trimpc Sidney, O. 

On June 14 the most profitable year in the history of "Old 
Miami'' was brought to a close, and as usual Sigma Chi was leading 
the Greeks in all the different college activities. We were repre- 
sented in the University Orchestra by Brothers Schweickart, Martin, 
and Stitt. Brother Storer is associate editor of the Student, Brother 
Olson has been elected manager of the Miami Co-operative Store. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 371 

Brother RadcHffe is manager of the baseball team. Brother Stitt 
is assistant instructor in music. Brother O. O. Fisher, assistant 
in the physics department; Brother Riese, 1906, assistant in the 
chemistry department; Brother G. C. Fisher, 1905, assistant in the 
biology department. Brother Timberman held a prominent position 
on the baseball team. On Jtme 12, in the annual gold medal contest, 
the twenty-five dollar medal was awarded Brother Trimpe. 

In September we hope to move into our new quarters on High 
Street, where we shall be able to accommodate sixteen men. 

We are glad to acknowledge visits from Brothers Stubbs, Frost, 
Joyce, Robinson, Munns, McSurely, Garrett, Dodds, Reeder, Lang, 
Fogarty, Dennison, Hunt, Gerber, Starlin, "Shine" Wilson, "Fat'^ 
Wilson, "Curly" Fisher, "Spud" Fisher, Warner, Thompson, of 
Zeta Zeta ; Lot and O'Connell, of Zeta Psi. 

Oxford, Ohio Charles C. Born 

June 21, igo6 



BETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WOOSTER 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 17 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1Q06-7 14 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the dose of the scholastic year ending June 14, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

*Fred O. Wise, 1905 Bcllairc, O. 

♦William W. Hcindcl, 1906 Woostcr, O. 

*J. Mason, Onnsbee, 1906 Erie, Pa. 

*Ralph E. Plumer, 1906 Woostcr, O. 

C. Bums Craig, 1907 Cambridge, O. 

Gordon G. Garvin, 1907 Copiapo, Chili 

George S. Luckett, 1907 Washington, D. C. 

William C. Thompson, 1907 Cambridge, O. 

Charles B. Bayly, 1908 New Hagerstown, O. 

Edward R. Candor, 1908 Bogota, Colombia 

C C Atkinson, 1908 Pataskala, O. 

John A. Stewart, 1908 Wooster, O. 

G. Harry, McDonald, 1909 Bellaire, Pa. 

McCosh G. Gardiner, 1909 Woostcr, O. 

J. Edgar McClelland, 1909 Pittsburg, Pa. 

Qifford O. Morton, 1909 LcRoy, O. 

Harold £. Hamilton, 1909 Bellcfontaine, O. 

With the commencement of 1906 we believe that the most pros- 



372 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

perous year of Beta Chapter was brought to a close. In the First 
Annual Souvenir, which we recently sent out, was an account of 
what has been accomplished during the year. A few points, how- 
ever, are worthy of mention here. 

In the early part of May the chapter gave a picnic at a nearby 
lake, where boating, dancing, and "eatin's" furnished a joUy outing. 

At the close of school we initiated W. C. Thompson, 1907, 
whom we are glad to present to the Fraternity. 

Next year we shall be back in the same house that has proved 
such a help to us this year. While the loss of those who leave us will 
be keenly felt, the future is very bright. We are counting on 
having with us Brother Work, of Denison, who expects to study 
in Wooster. There are two pledged men held over from this year, 
and, with one or two more strong men in sight, we feel that next 
year will stand out more brightly in Beta's history than even 1906 
has done. 

WoosTEK, Ohio G. S. Luckett 

July 9, 1906 

GAMMA CHAPTER — OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 15 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7. ... 20 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 20, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

*S. R. Dunham Delaware, O. 

*M. E. McCormick GallapoHs, O. 

R. L. Dark Clarksburg, Md. 

C. £. Jackson Kokomo, Ind. 

R< C. Nottingham Delaware. O. 

F. P. Holdren Bloomingburg, O. 

J. C. Lynas Columbus, O. 

H. G. Van Goster Kansas City, Mo. 

A. R. KHpstine Versailles, O. 

L. N. Lindenberger Troy, O. 

M. E. Carmean Marysvillc, O. 

W. R. Piper Sidney, O. 

C. W. Duke Jersey Shore, Pa. 

I. O. Hawk Clyde, O. 

R. J. Williamson Huntingdon, W. Va. 

The spring term opened with Gamma Chapter in a very pros- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 373 

perous condition. The outlook for next fall is very bright. We 
have one pledge at present, and two old brothers and two from 
Beloit are coming to jcwn us. We lose only two men by graduation, 
Brothers Dunham and McCormidc. Brother Schlabach left us at 
the close of the winter term for an extended visit to Europe. 

There have been two innovations introduced affecting the 
student body — ^namely, the adoption of the honor system in the 
classroom, and student self-government. Brother Van Qoster has 
been elected president of the sophomore class, and as such is a 
member of the Student Senate. 

On the evening of May 28 and 29 the athletic carnival was held 
in the gymnasium. Sigma Chi was represented by a "high-class 
vaudeville," which was without doubt the greatest success of the 
occasion, netting the association a handsome sum of money. 

In track athletics Wesle3ran has been represented by the best 
team in the history of the university. It won all dual meets and 
took third place in the "Big Six" meet at Columbus, May 31. 
Brother Jackson secured second place in the mile run and fourth 
place in the pole-vault. He has been elected captain of the track 
team for next year. 

We are pleased to acknowledge visits from Brothers Sharpnack, 
of Gamma; Cronkhite, and Parmlee, of Alpha Zeta; Hill, of Eta 
Eta; Luse, Huffman, and Green, of Mu; LaRue, Mason, and 
Austin, of Mu Mu ; and Bradbury and Fox, of Lambda. 

Delaware, Ohio L. N. Lindenberger 

June 18, igo6 

MU CHAPTER — DENISON UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 12 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 .... 9 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 14, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Alfred M. Colby Dayton, O. 

♦Joseph C. Green Troy, O. 

♦Howard K Brillhart Ncwaric, O. 

Franklin G. La Rue Imlaystown, N. J. 

Robert W. Luse Sharan, Pa. 

Francis W. Morley Sandusky, O. 

♦Bruce T. Work Granville, O. 



374 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

William G. Lewis Toledo, O. 

Horace McKce Huffman Dayton, O. 

Fred L. McColhum Granville, O. 

Howard Ferris Cincinnati, O. 

Lee E. Moore Newark, O. 

This year has been a profitable one in the history of Mu 
Qiapter. We lose two men by graduation, and one or two will be 
unable to return in the fall. 

Our baseball team did not do as well as we had hoped, but we 
anticipate a championship team next year. Brodier La Rue was 
captain and played left field, while Brother Green covered third base. 
Brother Luse has been elected president of the Franklin Literary 
Society, and Brother Huffman treasurer. 

We have entertained our friends on several occasions at recep- 
tions and dinners. All the boys of Mu Chapter attended the Third 
Province Convention and had, such a good time as to resolve never 
to miss another. 

We wish to adcnowledge visits from Benjamin F. McCann, 
1886 ; Judge Ferris, 1876 ; Harry B. Curtin, 1888 ; Arthur Eldridge, 
1887 ;George Wood, 18B4 ; Lewis Zollars, 1887 ; Judge Kuler, 1880 ; 
Eugene Huffman, 1902 ; Frank Lewis, 1902 ; Dwight Sample, 1902 ; 
Will Wickenden, 1904 ; George Hutson, 1893 ; Harry Amos, 1899 ; 
Ralph Struble, 1900 ; Henry Colby, ex-1903 ; and Edward Stockdale, 
ex-1908. 

^ Francis W. Morley 

Granville, Ohio 

June 15, 1906 



ZETA ZETA CHAPTER— CENTRAL UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 12 

Probable membership at opening of year 1906-7 11 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 13, 1906: 

Clifton Rodes Danville, Ky. 

John A. Dean .^ Owcnsboro, Ky. 

Tom Lanier ' Danville, Ky. 

Nelson Rodes Danville, Ky. 

Shelton Watkins Owensboro, Ky. 

Clifton Rodes Danville, Ky. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 375 

Frederick Glass Boonville, Ky. 

Eugene Grey Louisville, Ky. 

Guy L. Hundley Danville, Ky. 

Allen Crittenden Greenville, Miss. 

Add Lanier Danville, Ky. 

Ike Lanier Danville, Ky. 

The last three months have been especially successful for Zeta 
Zeta. Guy L. Hundley is again with us. Nelson Rodes brings a fine 
report of the Columbus convention. The year was fittingly closed 
with a "Sig farewell," at which time Brothers Bell and Alden paid us 
a visit. Brother John, of Chicago, has also visited us. 

Guy L. Hundley 
Danvillb, Ky. 
June 25, igo6 



ZETA PSI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 13 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year IQ06-7. ... 12 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

^Hamilton James Covington, Ky. 

Richard Kinceloe, Jr Covington, Ky. 

Robert O'Connell Cincinnati, O. 

Frank Payne Cincinnati, O. 

Robert Caldwell Cincinnati, O. 

Thomas Schmuck Cincinnati, O. 

Merwyn Aultman Cincinnati, O. 

George Lott Covington, Ky. 

Hanson Williams Cincinnati, O. 

Charles Williams Cincinnati, O. 

Charles Maddux Cincinnati, O. 

Jules Grant Fort Thomas, Ky. 

James Bentley Cincinnati, O. 

Zeta Psi has closed one of its most successful years. It was not 
a large chapter, consisting of only thirteen men, but one whose 
members made themselves felt at the university. Brother James 
graduated from the Engineering School well up in his class, and 
left at once to take up work in that line with the Westinghouse Co. 



376 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

of Pittsburg. The future seems bright for us, as we now have four 
men in line for next year and a good hdd on several more. All the 
boys except Brother Schmuck, who is in Europe, are in town, ready 
for school to begin. 

Frank H. Payne 
CiNaNNATi, Ohio 
August 12, igo6 



LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER — KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 16 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1006-7 11 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦H. B. Darling, 1906 GtrroUton, Ky. 

♦Daniel Bryant, 1906 Lexington, Ky. 

♦A. J. Chinn, 1906 Frankfort, Ky. 

♦J. C. Hamilton, 1906 Uniontown, Ky. 

C. S. Parrish, 1907 Lexington, Ky. 

Robert Hart, 1907 Pisgah, Ky. 

♦J. W. Rodes, 1907 Lexington, Ky. 

W. O. Aldcn, 1908 Petersburg, Ky. 

William Rodes, 1908 Lexington, Ky. 

M. S. Smith, 1908 .Nicholasville, Ky. 

Duncan Bell, 1908 Nicholasville, Ky. 

J. H. Powell, 1908 Richmond, Ky. 

B. W. Bennett, 1908 Lexington, Ky. 

A. W. Stub, 1908 Lexington, Ky. 

A. P. Hamilton, 1909 Uniontown, Ky. 

Robert Garreat, 1909 Versailles, Ky. 

The school year is over, and the boys are looking around for 
positions. For the most part tfiey have been successful. 

Our men have taken an active interest in all collegiate work. 
The Sig baseball team defeated all the other fraternity teams except 
The Sigma Nus. Kentucky State College met defeat in baseball only 
twice this season, and lost those two games on the trip. 

A. WiNSLOw Steele 
Lexington, Ky. 
July 3, 1906 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 377 

MU MU CHAPTER — WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 17 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year IQ06-7 12 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the dose of the scholastic year ending June 28, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

B. S. Stathers, 1906 Weston, W. Va. 

♦D. P. Miller, 1906 Fairmont, W. Va. 

♦Wilbur J. Strader, 1906 Beverly, W. Va. 

Paul H. Martin, 1907 Morgantown, W. Va. 

Stephen G. Jackson, 1907 Jane Lew W. Va. 

♦Earl D. Mason, 1907 Pittsburg, Pa. 

James H. Kunkle, 1907 Mogantown, W. Va- 

O. C. Lewis, 1907 Jane Lew, W. Va. 

Herbert M. Blair, 1907 Weston, W. Va. 

Erwin S. Goldborth, 1908 Charleston, W. Va. 

♦S. Cecil Austin, 1908 Lewisburg, W. Va. 

Edward S. Settle, 1908 Deep Water, W. Va. 

Clarence W. McConihoy, 1909 Charleston, W. Va. 

W. Pearl McCue, 1909 Muddlety, W. Va. 

Harris A. Reynolds, Special Morgantown, W. Va. 

Honors from students or faculty held by members of the chapter : 
Dona P. Miller is president of the Tennis Association ; Stephen G. 
Jackson has been elected manager of the Glee and Mandolin Qubs 
for 1906-7 ; O. C. Lewis is captain of the debating team ; Stephen 
G. Jackson won the prize for the best debater. 

The past year has been a very successful one for Mu Mu 
Chapter, and the propects are bright for the future. While we lose 
several men, we shall start next fall with a larger membership than 
has been the case for some years. We were especially successful in 
our rushing during the past year, having pledged every man whom 
we desired, although in several instances as many as three fraterni- 
ties were competing. 

J. Kunkle, S. G. Jackson, and S. C. Austin attended the Third 
Province Convention at Columbus and returned full of enthusiasm. 

We acknowledge visits from Harry F. Yost, Gordon Tate, 
E. D. Lewis, alumni of Mu Mu, and F. G. LaRue and Joe Green, of 
Mu. 

MmiGANTowN, W. Va. S. Cecil Austin 

June 20, 1906 



378 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

ALPHA GAMMA CHAPTER — OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 21 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year IQ06-7 17 

The following is a list of the active members of tfie chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 20, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Thomas B. Foster, igo6 Glendale, O. 

♦David D. Stuart, igo6 Ld>anon, O. 

Herbert M. Myers, 1907 West Alexander, O. 

Frederick S. Gunpbell, 1907 Joplin, Mo. 

F. Harold Crew, 1907 Columbus, O. 

Paul M. Souder, 1907 Lafayette, Ind. 

Harry R. Drackett, 1907 Cincinnati, O. 

Harry I. Dodson, 1907 Indianapolis, Ind. 

William H. Dittoe, 1908 Columbus, O. 

J. Edgar Butler, 1908 Columbus, O. 

Henry W. Vaughan, 1908 Columbus, O. 

William A. Carlisle, 1908 Columbus O. 

♦James M. McGhee, 1908 Jackson, O. 

Fred M. Secrest, 1908 Chillicothe, O. 

Edgar A. Bering, 1909 Cincinnati, O. 

Philip W. Drackett, Jr., 1909 Cincinnati, O. 

John C. Egbert, 1909 Hamilton, O. 

Mark Penninghofen, 1909 Hamilton, O. 

Duane F. Albery, 1909 Columbus, O. 

♦William D. Warner, 1909 Columbus, O. 

James R. Carlisle, 1909 Columbus, O. 

The enrolment for the spring term was 2,150, the largest in the 
history of the university. 

Alpha Gamma has enjoyed the most prosperous year in her 
history. We have finished furnishing our house, and now have a 
very comfortable home. On May 4 and 5 we entertained tfie 
Third Province Convention, which through Praetor McCormick's 
energy was made a great success. 

Ohio State University won the all-Ohio track meet by an over- 
whelming score of 75 points ; Western Reserve was second with 29. 
H. R. Drackett represented us on the team. Brother Souder is 
manager of the baseball team for next year, Brother Dradcett is 
manager of the college paper, and Brother Myers is president of tfie 
Ohio League of Republican Clubs. 

CoLuifBus^ Ohio Fred M. Secrest 

June 20, 1906 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 379 

FOURTH PROVINCE 

LAMBDA CHAPTER — INDIANA UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



XI CHAPTER — ^DEPAUW UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 16 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 11 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 13, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

*James Davis Brazil, Ind. 

♦William McNary Martinsville, 111. 

♦Donald McMurty Roachdale, Ind. 

Geo. Stine Gas City, Ind. 

Prentice P. Douglass Martinsville, 111. 

Philip Charles Marion, Ind. 

Aldis Hutchins Noblesville, Ind. 

Jay Parks Paxton, 111. 

Joseph Larimore Greenfield, Ind. 

Charles Hurst Anderson, Ind. 

James A. Kirkpatrick Wingate, Ind. 

Frederick Wallace . , Bunker Hill, Ind. 

Roscoe Penwell Bonham, Tex. 

♦Bennett Morgan Chesterton, Ind. 

Laurence Black Greencastle, Ind. 

♦Macmillan H. Johnson Brazil, Ind. 

Xi Chapter gave its annual dance on Wednesday, July 13, the 
day after commencement. This function marked the close of an 
exceptionally prosperous year. We lose three strong men by grad- 
uation — Davis, McNary, and McMurty — ^but as most of tfie otfier 
brothers seem certain of returning, we shall probably begin next 
year with a nucleus of eleven or twelve men. 

Sigma Chi occupied her usual place at the top in athletics 
during the last term. Brother Douglass played left field on the 
'varsity team, and Brother Davis had his old place at center, but 
was obliged to retire through an accident to his right hand. In the 
inter-class athletic meet held at DePauw Sigma Chi won 45 points, 
to 43 won by all the other fraternities and 20 by non-fraternity 
men. 



380 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Brother Davis wrote the class play for the seniors, but owing 
to the unexpected illness of the leading lady, the play was aban- 
doned at the last minute. 

Mac Johnson 

Greencastle^ Ind. 
July 26, igo6 



RHO CHAPTER — ^BUTLER COLLEGE 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 6 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 3 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 21, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦John F. Mitchell, Jr., 1906 Greenfield, Ind. 

♦James H. Brayton, 1906 Indianapolis, Ind. 

James E. Montgomery, 1908 Greenfield, Ind. 

Will H. Conner, 1909 Indianapolis, Ind. 

Roger W. Wallace, 1909 Indianapolis, Ind. 

Lowell H. Patterson, 1909 Indianapolis, Ind. 

Rho Chapter came through the year with six men, two of whom 
graduated, and two more will probably not return to school in die 
fall. John F. Mitchell, Jr., will enter the senior class at Yale. 
There will be three old men back to gather all the good freshmen 
into the Sig fold. 

James Montgomery will be assistant editor of the Collegian 
next year. 

We finished the year with a big dance in our hall Monday of 
commencement week. 

President W. E. Garrison has been forced to resign on account 
of ill-health, and no new executive has yet been secured. Pro- 
fessor T. C. Howe has taken a leave of absence, during which his 
entire time will be spent in raising the remaining $75,000 to com- 
plete the $250,000 increase in endowment. Eight thousand of the 
$30,000 has been raised to endow the Catherine Merrill chair in 
literature. Physical Director E. R. Wingard has resigned to take 
a similar position at the Western University of Pennsylvania. Hi^ 
"coaching" qualities will not be required of his successor, since 
Butler is by faculty edict out of intercollegiate athletics until they 
become "clean." The Butler preparatory course has been changed 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 381 

from a three- to a four-year course. Mrs. Mary Armstrong is hold- 
ing a lot near the campus in trust for the college, on which a new 
dormitory will probably be erected when the funds for the building 
can be secured. 

Recent alumni visitors are Shirl Walton, 1901, of Atlanta, and 
Charles Bamett, 1903, of Columbus, Ohio. 

James E. Mongomery 
Irvington, Ind. 
July 3, 1906 



CHI CHAPTER — HANOVER COLLEGE 

No letter received. 



DELTA DELTA CHAPTER — ^PURDUE UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



FIFTH PROVINCE 

OMEGA CHAPTER — NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 16 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 11 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 21, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

*£. Halford Luccock, igo6 St Louis, Mo 

*Claude B. Cumnock, 1906 Evanston, 111. 

♦William V. Brothers, 1906 Chicago, 111. 

♦Charles O. Rundall, 1906 Evanston, 111. 

Charles S. Roberts, 1907 Evanston, 111. 

Lloyd R. Roberts, 1907 Adel, la. 

Guy M. Blake, 1907 Chicago, 111. 

John Lewis Maehle, 1907 Chicago, 111. 

Willard J. Dixon, 1908 Kankakee, 111. 

George B. Macdonald, 1908 La Porte Ind. 

Arthur B. Smith, 1909 Sleepy Eye, Minn. 

Frank E. Smith 1909 Seneca, Kan. 

♦Henry Williams, 1909 Raymond, Neb. 

♦Herbert W. Light, 1909 Evanston, 111. 

J. Howard Ellis, 1909 Chicago, 111 

Arthur H. Fisher, 1909 OtUwa, 111. 



382 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The close of the scholastic year finds Omega Chapter in the 
most flourishing condition it has enjoyed for many years. We lose 
Brothers Cumnock, Luccock, and Rundall through gradua- 
tion. Henry Williams expects to enter the University of Nebraska 
in the fatl, and Brother Light has launched out into the field of 
commercialism. We have six excellent men pledged now, and fully 
expect to secure as many more during the fall rushing season. 
Nathan Alcock, ex- 1904, has signified his intention of re-entering 
college next semester. 

Our president-elect, Abram Winegardner Harris, will be in- 
stalled before the opening of the fall term. This, we believe, marics 
the beginning of a new epoch in the history of the university, and 
incidentally of Omega Chapter. 

We enjoyed a visit from William Hillman, 1903, during com- 
mencement week. Visits have also been received from John A. 
Sexauer, ex-1905, and Raymond Warrington, ex-1906. 

E. Halford Luccock 

EvANSTON, III. 
June 22, 1906 



THETA THETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 32 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 ao 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending Jtme, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Loren O. Crenshaw Los Angeles, Cal. 

♦Albert N. Ford Battle Creek, Mich. 

*Thurlow E. Coon Ann Arbor, Mich. 

♦Willis F. Durlin Erie, Pa. 

♦Hugh J. Lumsden Ann Arbor, Mich. 

♦Philip C. Davis Kalamazoo, Mich. 

♦Henry A. Sherman Owosso, Mich. 

♦Robert F. Atkins Escanaba, Mich. 

♦Chas. L. Dibble Marshall, Mich. 

Lawrence H. Bertsch Cambridge City, Ind. 

Sidney M. Hoyt Jamestown, N. Y. 

Raymond G. Stewart Bay City, Mich. 

♦John M. Allen Charlotte, Mich. 



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LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 383 

Philip A. Zang Denver, Colo. 

George A. Osbon Sault St. Marie, Mich. 

Earle W. DeLano All^^n, Mich. 

John H. DeVisser Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Harold C. Smith Detroit, Mich. 

Wilder M. Rich Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Jerome Weadock Saginaw, Mich. 

Chas. E. Merrjrweather Los Angeles, Cal. 

♦Wm. M. Bimey Washington, D. C. 

Donald P. Drummond South Bend, Ind. 

C. Leonard Bell Clinton, la. 

♦Henry W. Newman Waco, Texas 

Armin Rickel Detroit, Mich. 

Ira B. Thompson Providence, R. I. 

Chas. B. DeLano Allegan, Mich. 

Edmund A. Dittman Cincinnati, Ohio 

James C. Keegan Grand Rapids, Mich. 

H. James Gram Menominee, Mich. 

♦Emmons B. Randall Bay City, Mich. 

Robert R. Sattler Cincinnati, Ohio 

Alvin Bertsch Cambridge City, Ind. 

During the past year Theta Theta has enjoyed a prosperous life. 
The chapter had a membership of thirty-two, represented in every 
branch of college activity. Brother Dibble, one of the student 
members of the Quadrangle, the faculty and student honorary 
society, was elected to a place on the Michigan Law Review and 
was received into the Barristers, the senior law society. Brothers 
Ho)^, DeVisser, and Osbom have served throughout the year on 
the track and baseball committees. Brother Stewart represented us 
on the track team and earned a well-merited "M" by his work in the 
dashes both in the Chicago meet and in the conference. On the 
Michigan Daily we are represented by Brothers Smith and Osbom, 
who have been on the staff for three years. Brother Coon was 
elected as the first president of the Students' Council, and was also 
taken into Sigpua Xi. Brothers Stewart, Ho)rt, Davis, and Coon are 
members of the Vulcans, the senior engineering society. Besides 
these, a large number of Sigs are prominent in class activities as 
officers or class athletes. 

During senior week there was g^ven at the chapter-house an 
enjoyable "house party," with a dance as part of the entertainment. 
This, with the senior reception and other festivities, made a mem- 



384 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

orable week. So successful was the event that It will no doubt be 
made an annual affair. The pleasure of the gathering was greatly 
increased by the presence of a number of alumni. 

Frederick B. Shepherd, 1886, delighted the chapter with a set of 
chairs for the chapter-rocMn. 

Harold C. Smith 

Ann Abbos, Mich. 
August 29, 1906 



KAPPA KAPPA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 

Giapter membership at close of year 1905-6 27 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 19 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending Jime 13, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Harold C Beach VandaUa, III 

♦Giarles R. Schults Carbondale, 111. 

♦Daniel H. Brush, Jr New London, Wis. 

♦Milton Wright Urbana. 111. 

♦Chester Richards Danville, lU. 

Stanley S. Snyder New London, Wis. 

Howard C. Libby Salem, 111. 

H. T. Merritt Kinmundy, 111. 

John B. Cabanis Bloomington, 111. 

♦Ralph M. Greene Bloomington, IlL 

Bruce L. Crosthwaite Quincy, IIL 

Burr P. Irwin Quincy, 111. 

Pomeroy Simrock Danville, 111. 

W. W. Irwin Chicago, 111. 

Herbert Juul Chicago, IIL 

Ralph S. Hale East St Louis, IIL 

J. B. Messick Carbondale, 111. 

£. Harry Bullock St Louis, Mo. 

Horace T. Brown Ramsey, lU. 

Frederick Morrison Urbana, 111. 

Jay Taylor Urbana, III. 

Thomas Colvin Bloomington, 111. 

♦Houston Reeves Bloomington, IIL 

Paul Lillard EvansviUe, IIL 

♦Walter Queen Keokuk, la. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 385 

Lawrence Sheppard Keokuk, la. 

Karl Kiedaish 

During the past scholastic year we have given six dances, includ- 
ing two formals and an informal in honor of the seniors. 

One thing which we consider of special interest to the entire 
Fraternity is the setting of the song "Glorious Sigma Chi" to 
orchestra music, and using it at our dances as a waltz. 

Herbert Juul won his letter as pitcher on the 'varsity squad. 

The Y. M. C. A. is building a large clubhouse to cost $94,000, 
which will be of great benefit to the entire student body. It will 
contain, besides other useful features, baths, a restaurant, a tonsorial 
parlor, a billiard room, and a bowling-alley. 

Karl Kiedaisch 
Champaign, III. 
June 10, 1906 



OMICRON OMICRON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 13 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 10 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 17, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

James Roystcr Raleigh, N. C. 

*Harry S. Spencer, 1906 Kankakee, 111. 

♦Burt P. Gale, 1906 Aurora, 111. 

George Yaple, 1907 Mendon, Mich. 

Earl D. Hostetter, 1907 Chicago, 111. 

Herbert E. Gaston, 1907 Tacoma, Wash. 

Julius Lackner, 1907 Chicago, 111. 

Earle S. Smith, 1908 Chicago, 111. 

Karl H. Dixon, 1906 Chicago, 111. 

* 

Herschel G. Shaw, 1909 Chicago, 111. 

Roy Krauskup, 1909 Chicago, 111. 

♦Laurence Grannis, 1909 Chicago, lU. 

Clarence Price, 1909 Flora, 111. 

Omicron Omicron has just witnessed the close of one of the most 
successful years since the coming of Sigma Chi to the University of 
Chicago. Not only are we represented in nearly every class and 



386 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

society, but we hold executive positions in every one. We have, 
however, gained more than this. We have gained that comradeship 
and fraternal feeling which is the fundamental principle of our Fra- 
ternity. Our chapter has been one harmonious family, and our only 
regret is the loss of Brothers Gale and Spencer, who graduate, and 
Brother Bennet, who has found it necessary to return to his home in 
Colorado. At the close of the school year we pledged four "prep" 
men — three from Morgan Park Academy and one from Hyde Park 
High School. They are excellent Sig material and our prospects 
look very bright. 

We acknowledge visits from many brothers. 

Earle S. Smith 
Chicago^ Ilu 
June 9, 1906 



ALPHA ZETA CHAPTER — BELOIT COLLEGE 

No letter received. 



ALPHA IOTA CHAPTER — ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 

No letter received. 



ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 

Giapter membership at close of year 1905-6 22 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7. ... 16 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 15, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦J. J. Bush H. True 

♦Frank Lawrence Paul Conde Dodge 

♦Howell Parsk B. G. Vreeland 

♦J. G. Wollacger Morril Minnick 

♦W. E. Gary A. J. Lendke 

Rockwell Gallop Alfred Kieckhefer 

William Glab M. J. Halliday 

P. G. Mueller Armin Furch 

James Hogan M. F. Cudahy 

F. A. Bartlctt Thompson Ross 
Lorenzo Da viler 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 387 

The opening of the scholastic year 1906-7 will find Alpha Lambda 
in a flourishing condition. The chapter loses Brothers Bush, Law- 
rence, Parks, and Wollaeger, through graduation, but has six men 
pledged for next fall, all of whom will doubtless prove a credit to 
our Fraternity. Brothers Bush and Lawrence receive their engineer- 
ing degrees this June, while Brothers Parks and WoUaeager will 
graduate from the law school. The chapter cannot pay too high 
a tribute to these men who have been prominent in university affairs 
and in promoting the welfare of Sigma Chi. Brothers Conger, 1908, 
and Worthington, 1909, expect to return to the university next fall. 
They will strengthen the chapter materially. Brother Cary, 1907, 
will be engaged in work on the Cary ranch next year, and will be 
greatly missed. 

Alpha Lambda takes great pleasure in introducing to Sigma Chi 
James Hogan and Lorenzo Da viler, who were initiated on May i. 

John Cudahy 

Madison^ Wis. 
June 12, 1906 



ALPHA PI CHAPTER — ALBION COLLEGE 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 9 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 8 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 16, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

*Aaron T. Bliss Beverton, Mich. 

Roy J. Boen Boyne City, Mich. 

Carl J. Knapp Owosso, Mich. 

Harry O. Ellcrby Albion, Mich. 

Donald J. Ramsdell Albion, Mich. 

Ralph P. Lacey Albion, Mich. 

James A. Campbell Cheboygan, Mich. 

Addison L. Bliss Beverton, Mich. 

Sigma Chis will be pleased to learn that Alpha Pi is keeping up 
the old traditions. We have the distinction of having members in 
all of the leading positions of the three athletic teams. Brother Bliss 
is captain of the football team ; Brother Ellerby, of the baseball team 
and Brother Bolen, of the track team. Brother Bliss is also manager 
of the Pleiad. Brother Lacey is member of the oratorical committee. 



388 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Brother Bolen is president of the Erosaphian Literary Society. 
Brother Knapp is a member of the Pleiad council. 

Albion won the intercollegiate baseball contests by defeating M. 
A. C. by a score of 2 to o. Five Sigs were on the team. 

Word has been received by our president that Mr. Andrew 
Carnegie will give the college $20,000 providing the board is able 
to secure $80,000 more in an indefinite time. This $100,000 is to be 
used as a permanent endowment fund. 

James Campbell 
Albion, Mich. 
June 10, 1906 



ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 13 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 15 

The following is a list of the active members of the chs^ter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Richard M. Funck, 1906 Minneapolis, Minn. 

♦Paul S. Kurtzman, 1906 Rochester, Minn. 

Charles F. Jackson, 1907 Minnei^jolis, Minn. 

A. Harold Porter, 1907 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Oscar F. Wodrich, 1908 Dubuque, la. 

Edwin G. Qapp, 1908 Fargo, N. D. 

C. Clay Carpenter, 19C8 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Milo P. Fox, 1908 Mankato, Minn. 

Oscar 6. Kinnard, 1908 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Robert S. Forbes, 1909 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Reginald D. Graham, 1909 Duluth, Minn. 

Roscoe B. Anderson, 1909 Minneapolis, Minn. 

George L. Wilberton, 1909 Winona, Minn. 

The outlook is bright for a prosperous year for Alpha Sigma 
and the University of Minnesota. With the expectation of having 
fifteen old men back, and with some strong freshman material in 
view, the condition of the chapter is encouraging. 

There is a noticeable effort among the Greeks at Minnesota to 
own new houses. Delta Kappa Epsilon is now occupjdng a splendid 
new building on University Avenue, opposite the campus, which 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 389 

locality is fast becoming known as "Fraternity Row." Others now 
building houses are Psi Upsilon, Alpha Phi, and Phi Kappa Psi. 

The university will soon occupy its capacious new Main Building, 
which will greatly relieve the congestion of classes which has existed 
since the old Main burned. 

Alpha Sigma held a creditable place in the Inter-Fraternity Base- 
ball League last spring, but was defeated by Delta Tau Delta, the 
champions. Brother Wodrich was among the Minnesota athletes 
who won their "M"s on the track team. 

E. WiNTON Evans 

Minneapolis^ Minn. 
August 5, igo6 

SIXTH PROVmCE 

ALPHA EPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 26 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 .... 22 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 12, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦A. J. Stratton Wahoo, Neb. 

♦J. L. Vanburgh Lincoln, Neb. 

F. G. Ryan Des Moines, la. 

G. L. DeLacy, ...Lincoln, Neb. 

£. C. A. Zimmerer Nebraska City, Neb. 

C. R Cotton Lincoln, Neb. 

Bruce Fullerton Lincoln, Neb. 

F. W. Parr Elmwood, 111. 

♦C. C. Beavers, Omaha, Neb. 

C. S. Scott Ashland, Neb. 

N. W. Thiele Westpoint, Neb. 

C. M. Kearney Stanton, Neb. 

G. E. Proudfit Lincoln, Neb. 

G. L. Babson Seward, Neb. 

B. D. Wood LincoUi, Neb. 

C. A. Neuman Winona, Minn. 

George Falter Lincoln, Neb. 

John Haberle Lincoln, Neb. 

Y. C. Holland Seward, Neb. 

F. R. Kingsley Minden, Neb. 



390 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

R. K. Person Stanton, Neb. 

G. D. Hetzel Grand Island, Neb. 

F. E. Gallup Grand Island, Neb. 

W. D. J. Steckleberg Lincohi, Neb. 

V. Chappell, Presque Isle, Me. 

♦P. P. Proudfit Lincoln, Neb. 

Alpha Epsilon has just closed the most prosperous year in her 
existence, and results in all lines have far exceeded our most opti- 
mistic hopes. Through the efforts of Brother Hardy, we have pur- 
chased a splendid chapter-house, which will be remodeled during 
the summer and ready for occupancy by the opening of next schod 
year. 

G. L. DeLacy has been elected editor-in-chief, from the Law 
College, for the Carn-Husker, our imiversity annual. C. M. Kear- 
ney has been elected to the honorary senior society of "Innocents." 
F. W. Parr will be baseball manager next year, and Y. C. Holland 
will hold office in the Cadets. 

Our annual banquet was held at the time of the Sixth Province 
Convention, and was a very successful affair, sixty-five Sig^ being 
present. A ball was given at the Lincoln Hotel the even- 
ing before. The week before this we gave an informal dance at 
Walsh Hall, only Sigs being present. This was voted the best 
dance of the year by both Sigs and Sig sisters. During the conven- 
tion Miss Ruth Raymond, a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority 
and one of the best Sig girls in the West, gave a recepticm to all 
Sigma Chis at her beautiful home. 

Through the efforts of our chancelor, a new pledging rule will 
be in force at Nebraska next year, which will put an end to all 
"rushing" and pledging until the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. 
We are in fine condition to have this rule go into effect now, as we 
shall have a large number back ; but certain other fraternities may 
have difficulty in keeping alive until pledging time. 

Brothers Person and Zimmerer both took their A. B. degrees this 
year, but will return to study law. 

Brother Peck, of Michigan, is making his headquarters in Lincoln 
and is a welcome visitor at the Sig house. 

We have enjoyed visits from Brothers Justice, Jones, Bailey, 
Wilson, Ralihan, and Parker, from Kansas, since the convention, at 
which time nearly one hundred Sigs were in Lincoln. 

Lincoln, Neb. Edwin C. A. Zimmerer 

June 21, 1906 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHATTERS 391 

ALPHA XI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS 

The following is. a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year 1905-6. Those whose names are 
starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Johnson F. Strickler, 1906 Lawrence, Kan. 

Vene D. Frye, igo6 lola, Kan. 

♦Nelson J. Ward, 1906 Belleville, Kan. 

♦Walter Ward, 1906 Belleville, Kan. 

♦Arthur Relihan, 1906 Smith Center, Kan. 

♦Wallis Wilson, 1906 Horton, Kan. 

Glen H. Bramwell, 1907 Belleville, Kan. 

Qarence K. Atkinson, 1907 Arkansas City, Kan. 

George Ahlbom, 1907 Smith Center, Kan. 

♦Otto Theis, 1907 Wichita, Kan. 

Qare A. Bailey, 1907 Mankato, Kan. 

Don Cator, 1907 Lawrence, Kan. 

Jack Harris, 1907 Ottawa, Kan. 

Clare Brigham, 1908 Belleville, Kan. 

Clare Justice, 1908 Chanute, Kan. 

Hugh Jones, 1908 Chanute, Kan. 

Paul J. Wall, 1908 Wichita, Kan. 

Frank Parker, 1908 Kansas City, Mo. 

Daniel Servey, 1908 lola, Kan. 

Howard Randall, 1909 Newton, Kan. 

♦Harold Pickering, 1909 Olathe, Kan. 

Elden Best, 1909 Columbus, Kan. 

After completing one of the most successful years in the history 
of Alpha Xi, it is with impatience that we look forward to the open- 
ing of the next school year; for with sixteen or seventeen old men 
back, situated in a modem and well-equipped chapter-house, and 
with the support of a strong local body of alumni who are at last 
awakening to a real live interest in the chapter, the future of Alpha 
Xi seems assured. 

The university football team finished the year with an enviable 
record, due in large measure to the strong leadership of Coach 
Arthur Relihan, Brothers Wilson, 1906, Bailey, 1907, Jones, 1908, 
and Justice, 1908, earning their "K"s for their work on the team. 
Alpha Xi was again successful in the inter-fraternity championship 
games. On the whole, these games were rather slow and uninterest- 
ing, owing to the very apparent superiority of the Sigma Chi team. 



392 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

After a brilliant season of track work. Brother Parker was unani- 
mously chosen captain of the track team for the coming season. 

Friday evening, June i, the annual farewell party was given in 
Fratertial Aid Hall in honor of the Sigs of 1906. On Saturday, 
May 26, a dinner was given in honor of a number of visiting 
alumni from Kansas City, Mo., and some of the surrotmding cities. 
The visiting brothers were : W. V. Jordan, Alpha Xi 1900 ; J. W. 
Vernon, Alpha Lambda 1885 ; H. P. Wright, Omega 1887 ; M. M. 
Stone, Pi 1889 ; E. A. Harper, 1884 ; J. W. Kimberiin, 1895 ; H. L. 
McCune, Kappa Kappa 1883; Justin D. Bowersock, Alpha Xi 
1891 ; Thomas W. Parry, Zeta Zeta 1882 ; George Kingley, Alpha 
Xi 1898 ; Dudley Doolittle, Alpha Xi 1903 ; Ralph Morrison, Alpha 
Xi 1904 ; William Edwards, Alpha Xi 1903 ; and Malcolm Garrard, 
Alpha Xi 1905. 

We are also pleased to acknowledge visits from Harry A. 
Dockem, Alpha Xi 1898; Ray Qifford, Alpha Xi 1903, and Ralph 
Morrison, 1903. 

Paul J. Wall 

Lawsence^ Kan. 
June 6, 1906 



BETA GAMMA CHAPTER — COLORADO COLLEGE 

No letter received. 



XI XI CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI 

Giapter membership at close of year 1905-6 20 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 .... 16 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 6, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦H. E. Bagby, 1906 Venita, Ind. T. 

♦J. F. Meade, 1906 Gallatin, Mo. 

L. R. Patton, 1907 Garksville, Mo. 

F. A. Miller, 1907 St Louis, Mo. 

J. W. Lapham, 1907 Gianute, Kan. 

R. M. Lhamon, 1907 Columbia, Mo. 

G. £. Stuckey, 1908 St. Louis, Mo. 

F. H. Adams, 1908 Lamar, Mo. 

J. A. Dunn, 1908 Richmond, Mo. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 393 

♦H. H. Homer, 1908 East St Louis, 111. 

E. F. Salisbury, 1908 St. Louis, Mo. 

♦G. H. Eickhoff, 1909 San Frandsco, Cal. 

P. C. Alexander, 1909 Gallatin, Mo. 

C. R. Surface, 1909 Gallatin, Mo. 

A. M. Richardson, 1909 Gallatin, Mo. 

H. E. Freeh, 1909 DeSoto, Mo. 

B. K Culbertson, 1909 Kansas City, Mo. 

C. B. Rucker, 1909 Brunswick, Mo. 

L. K Gunby, 1909 Chillicothe, Mo. 

H. J. Fair, 1909 Trenton, Mo. 

The year just closed has been a successful one for Xi Xi 
Chapter, and the prospects for the coming year look especially bright 
We had hoped to be able to announce the completion of our chapter- 
house by the opening of the schocrf year, but owing to unexpected 
conditions we have thought best to postpone it until next year. 

President R. H. Jesse, of Psi, returned from Europe the last of 
April, and our magnificent new gymnasium was dedicated on the 
first of May in his honor. The growth of the university imder Dr. 
Jesse has been phenomenal, the enrolment increasing from a thou- 
sand in 1901 to nearly twenty-two hundred in 1906. 

In spring athletics the university team has been very successful. 
Brother Salisbury won his baseball "M" in the pitching department 
Salisbury is a sophomore, and is the only undergraduate in school 
who has won letters in football, baseball, and track. Brother Lap- 
ham raised the local broad-jump record several inches. 

We have received visits from Brothers Newton, 1902; Garth, 
ex-1902 ; Green, 1905 ; Martin, 1905 ; Setzler, 1905 ; also from 
Charles D. Hurry, of Theta Theta ; Parker, of Alpha Xi ; and Rue- 
bel and FuUerton, of Tau Tau. 

John W. Lapham 

GXLUMBIA, Mo. 

June I, 1906 



ALPHA ETA CHAPTER — ^STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 17 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 16 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 8, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 



394 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

♦Leslie McAuliff Le Mars, la, 

♦John T. Illidc Burlington, la. 

Edward C. Barrett Burlington, la. 

Ralph A. Oliver Onawa, la. 

George A. Bemis Spencer, la. 

Donald W. Miles Salem, Ore. 

Joe S. Beem Maringo, la. 

Marcus S. Oliver Onawa, la. 

John E. Pond Mondcdlo, la. 

Geo. A. Wilson Des Moines, la. 

Richard E. Bums Ida Grove, la. 

Earnest A. Schenk Lyons, la. 

♦Martin F. Selleck Onawa, la. 

G. G. Bickley, Jr Waterloo, la. 

Irving C Hastings Spencer, la. 

Albert Hogue West Liberty, la. 

Ira H. Lockwood Storm Lake, la. 

Alpha Eta closes a prosperous year with an enrolment of 
seventeen members, and, while we lose three, several brothers who 
have been away this year will return in the fall, making our mem- 
bership sixteen to begin with. 

Leslie McAuliff, who graduates this spring, played the title role 
in the Professor's Love Story, the annual Dramatic Qub production ; 
and he also carried the part of Touchstone in the senior class 
play. As You Like It. Brother Coulter has been pledged to Phi Pi 
Sigma, the honorary medical fraternity; he also took the part of 
Silvius in the class play. Brother Barrett was elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa. Theron lUick, Donald Miles, Irving Hastings, and Geo. 
Bemis recieved commissions as lieutenants in the university bat- 
talion. Sigma Chi was represented on the committees of the class 
parties by Marcus Oliver, on the sophomore cotillon, Ralph Oliver, 
on the junior promenade, and Theron lUick, on the junior ball. 

Alpha Eta acknowledges visits from Carl W. Ross, George West, 
and Wilmot Boughn, all of 1905. 

Irving C. Hastings 

Iowa City, Iowa 
June 12, 1906 



TAU TAU CHAPTER — WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 16 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 .... 13 



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395 



The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at 
the close of the scholastic year ending June 21, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

Alva C. Trueblood, 1907 St. Loui 

Erie J. Birkner, 1907 St. Loui 

D. A. Ruebel, 1907 St. Loui 

P. A. Richardson, 1907 St. Loui 

L. C. Kingsland, 1908 St. Loui 

E. C. Qiamberlin, Jr., 1908 St. Loui 

S. R. Tyler, 1908 St. Loui 

♦H. Gilliam, 1908 St. Loui 

H. M. Fullerton, 1908 St. Loui 

♦L. C Hunt, 1908 St. Loui 

*C. S. Goldsmith, 1908 St. Loui 

E. M. Godron, 1909 St. Loui 

E. M. Tebbetts, 1909 St. Loui 

E. F. Wilson, 1909 St. Loui 

C. M. Duncan, 1909 St. Loui 

W. C. Hengcr, 1909 St. Louis, 

The year 1905-6 was brought to a propitious close by the 
introduction of Mr. W. C. Henger into Sigma Chi and our semi- 
annual hay ride to Tom More's country home. 

We lose only three men this year, and we shall all be back early 
in the fall to get the rooms in shape and be on hand to select new 
timber. 

D. A. Ruebel 
St. Louis, Mo. 
June 23, 1906 



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SEVENTH PROVINCE 

ETA CHAPTER — UNU'ERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 20 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 ... 15 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June 13, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

F. C. Hathome Purvis, Miss. 

H. C. Rawls Columbia, Miss. 

♦R. D. Ford Columbia, Miss. 

*T. A. Evans Mount Olive, Miss. 



396 . THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

♦L. C. Andrews Memphis, Tctan. 

G>llier Casa Oxford, Miss. 

P. S. McDonald Bay St. Louis, Miss. 

*J. A. Osoinach Bay St. Louis, Miss. 

D. L. Ross, University, Miss. 

E. N. Lowe University, Miss. 

F. H. Leavell, Oxford, Miss. 

G. W. Leavell Oxford, Miss. 

E. L. Meaders Grenada, Miss. 

C. P. Huggins Scranton, Miss. 

J. E. falhoun Atlanta, Ga. 

D. E. Staton Swan Lake, Miss. 

N. C. Brewer Black Hawk, Miss. 

L C. Knox Pontotoc, Miss. 

♦A. L. Ellis Florence, Miss. 

H. W. Sanders Charleston, Miss. 

The school year closed June 13. The session of 1905-6 was a 
very prosperous one for the University of Mississippi and for Eta 
Chapter. The work of the student body was a record-breaker. The 
baseball team was unusually good, winning eighteen games out of 
twenty-five. Sigma Chi was represented ctfi the team by Captain Hug- 
gins and Brother Knox, who was second baseman and twirler, re- 
spectively. Captain Huggins was re-elected for next year. The 
prospects for a fast football team for 1906 are very flattering. We 
hope to have the best team that ever donned our uniform. Captain 
Huggins expects a great many old men back, besides some good new 
material. Field Day on May 10 was a great success. Brother G. W. 
Leavell was manager of both track and tennis teams. In the sopho- 
more oratorical contest, on June 11, F. H. Leavell won first 
medal. 

We have enjoyed visits from Brothers Fisher, J. B. Leavell, Pate, 
Collier, Jones, Nash, Johnston, R. H. and S. R. Knox, Sanders, and 
Morrison. 

Isaac C. Knox 

University, Miss. 
June 16, 1906 



ALPHA NU CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 

No letter received. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 397 

ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER — ^TULANE UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 13 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 14 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

*R. B. Sharp New Orleans, La. 

*R. B. Logan New Orleans, La. 

♦Harry McCall McCall, La. 

J. G. Aikin New Orleans, La. 

Winder Monroe New Orleans, La. 

A. Ficklen New Orleans, La. 

Esmond Phelps New Orleans, La. 

Thomas Westfeldt New Orleans, La. 

Harry Hardie New Orleans, La. 

Franklin Zeck Pensacola, Fla. 

Henri Howard Biloxi, Miss. 

Warwick Aiken ; New Orleans, La. 

Brooke Duncan New Orleans, La. 

Alpha Omicron has just completed a successful year by an 
enjoyable cruise of five days on a houseboat to an island off the 
coast of Mississippi. The trip was given by Henri Howard, who 
was initiated at the beginning of the year, and was a grand success 
from beginning to end. Only one member of the active chapter was 
absent, and three out of our four next year's ''goats" went alcmg. 

The Sigs now hold a majority of the important offices at Tulane, 
and have the prospect of even more next year. We have the editor- 
in-chief of the college annual, the editor-in-chief, business manager, 
and managing editor of the collie paper ; the speaker of the largest 
literary society in college, besides a great many minor officers. 
Next year we shall also have the presidency of the jtmior class, and 
very probably that of the Tulane German Qub also. 

Tulane is now engaged in a hard fight with the Louisiana State 
University for an appropriation from the legislature to improve the 
law department. The issue is at present in doubt. The last delation 
of $27,000 to the university is being utilized to build a handsome 
extension of the Tilton Memorial Library. 

New Orleans, La. Alexander Ficklen 

June 21, igo6 



398 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

ALPHA PSI CHAPTER — VANDERBILT UNU'ERSITY 

Chapter membershfp at close of year 1905-6 25 

Probable diapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 19 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦R. C. Patterson Nashyille, Tenn. 

♦W. Norvell Nashville, Tenn. 

♦C. P. Connell Nashville, Tenn. 

*G. P. Thruston Nashville, Tenn. 

M. L. Cully Jadoon, Miss. 

♦J. K. Mathis Memphis, Tenn. 

Hemdon Lehr Waco, Tex. 

D. R. Stubb'.cfield, Jr. Nashville, Tenn. 

E. L. Peoples Colmnbia, Tenn. 

♦W. M. Merritt Jackson^ Miss. 

Hamilton Douglas, Jr Atlanta, Ga. 

J. J. Vertrccs, Jr Nashville, Tenn. 

Lewis Tillman Nashville, Tenn. 

W. A. Cunningham Nashville, Tenn. 

J. D. Andrews Nashville, Tenn. 

W. T. Merritt Jadcson, Miss. 

Cha3. L. King Louisville, Ky. 

J. J. King, Jr Louisville, Ky. 

H. P. Connell Nashville, Tenn. 

W. P. Cunningham Nashville, Tenn. 

W. E. Harlan Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. 

L. M. Hollins Nashville, Tenn. 

J. D. Thomison Fayctville, Tenn. 

Ashby Lovelace Louisville, Ky. 

G. H. Zachry West Point, Ga. 

Alpha Psi loses five men this year by graduation : William No- 
well, who will enter the lumber business with his father; Qarencc 
Connell, who goes into engineering ; Robert Patterson, who goes to 
Atlanta, Ga., to accept a place as instructor in the Georgia Military 
Academy ; Patsy Thruston, who goes to Harvard to pursue graduate 
work; and W. M. Merritt, who is practicing medicine in Jackson, 
Miss. 

The spiking season, after a year's trial, has been changed from 
February to September. The Pan-Hellenic Council found the ex- 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 399 

periment to be theoretically good, but unsatisfactory in practice. The 
committee directing our spiking campaign has been actively at work 
all summer. All the local material has been well investigated. We 
enter the season in a well-organized condition, and are concentrating 
our efforts on a small number of well-chosen men, whom we hope 
to introduce to "Sir William" before our next letter. 

We are now issuing our annual alumni letter, and wish to em- 
phasize that part of it which enlists the active co-operation of all 
Sigs in keeping us informed concerning available new men. 

Alpha Psi has as usual her share of the honors conferred by both 
faculty and students. W. E. Nowell has completed a successful year 
as manager of the l)aseball team, and was faculty representative of 
the graduating class. Gates P. Thruston, Jr., as editor-in-chief of 
the Observer, the college monthly, has produced the best ps^er 
the university has ever known. Ashby Lovelace represented us in 
the inter-society debate and in the university oratorical contest. 
Next year he will represent the university in our annual debate with 
Sewanee. Hamilton Douglas, Jr., was elected cm the inter-society 
debate for next year. M. L. Cully has been instructor in sophomore 
surveying for the past year. E. L. Peoples is business manager of 
the annual for next year. 

This year we are to start something of an innovation in fraternity 
life at Vanderbilt, in the form of an eating club in the chapter-house. 
We expect by it to make chapter-house life more enjoyable. 

The Nashville Alumni Club has been reorganized and is actively 
co-operating with the chapter. 

University Hall has been rebuilt from the fire, and is larger and 
more beautiful than before. Furman Hall, our new building for the 
school of chemistry, is nearing completion. P. G. C. Dudley has 
been an active member of the building committee. 

Hamilton Douglas, Jr. 

Nashville, Tenn. 
June 30, 1906 



OMEGA OMEGA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 16 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7.... 15 

Tfie following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 



400 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

close of the scholastic year ending June 20, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

^Ervin C. Catts, 1906 Washington, Ark. 

^Lonnie L. Campbell, 1906 Newport, Aik. 

Charles C. Hillman, 1907 Ahnyra, Ark. 

Hal G. Stacy, 1908 Vandale, Ark. 

Garland Hurt, 1908 Newport, Ark. 

George D. Chunn, 1908 Holly Grove, Ark. 

Thomas D. Elder, 1908 Jonesboro, Ark. 

Charles F. Mercer, 1908 Dermott, Ark. 

Jesse C. McDamald, 1909 Augusta, Ark. 

J. Murray Simmes, 1909 Oceola, Ark. 

Arthur W. Bowen, 1909 Oceola, Ark. 

Dufer J. Milmer, 1909 Milner, Ark. 

William G. HuxUble, 1909 Blytheville, Ark. 

T. Bennett Freeman, 1909 Helena, Ark. 

Clarence B. Crook, 1909 Newport, Ark. 

John H. Sutton, 1909 Holly Grove, Ark. 

The year closed leaving the baby chapter in a prosperous condi- 
tion. We shall lose only three men, and two of these by graduation. 
Ross Davis and A. L. Russell will be back next fall, and Ed. V. Lev- 
erett and T. Wills Davis, both active members of the Indian Qub, 
will be initiated in September. Bert Fleming, a pledge who will also 
be initiated in September, will work this stunmer in the zinc mines in 
southern Missouri, to get hardened for the footSall team. 

During the last few days of the last term the "frats" and '^barbs*' 
held meetings to discuss a compromise that would keep tfie bill 
against fraternities from being brought up in the l^slattire again. 
They could, however, come to no agreement, and from the present 
outlook we shall have almost the same trouble next year that we had 
in the spring of 1905, although the fraternities are better organized 
and the "barbs" are weaker. 

Our visitors this spring were Brothers Salisbury, of Xi Xi, 
Richardson, of Tau Tau, and Dubell, of Eta. Salisbury and Ridiard- 
son represented their respective universities on the diamond. 

William G. Huxtable 
Blythevillx, Akk. 
July 25, 1906 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 401 

EIGHTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA BETA CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 

No letter received. 



ALPHA UPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 12 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 .... 12 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

Robt. Speicher Los Angeles, Cal. 

*£mest Speicher Los Angeles, Cal. 

G. W. Travellyon Los Angeles, Cal. 

Roy Cowan Los Angeles, Cal. 

*jBmes Cowan Los Angeles, Cal. 

Wm. Edwards Los Angeles, Cal. 

Percy M. Bell Los Angeles, Cal. 

J. D. Foss Los Angeles, Cal. 

Walter Bonjmge Los Angeles, Cal. 

John Coke Los Angeles, Cal. 

♦Walter Butler Los Angeles, Cal. 

♦Oliver Butler Los Angeles, Cal. 

Alpha Upsilon Chapter has a brighter prospect than ever before. 
The membership is large and representative. We have five pledges, 
four of whom will be initiated next year. 

The university is now housed in a new and magnificent building, 
fully equipped for the most efficient work. 

The active and alumni chapters gave a dinner and dance at 
Redondo Hotel on June 22. One of the parlor cars of the Redondo 
Electric Railroad was chartered for the occasion. Twenty-five 
couples made the trip, and the home-coming was made enjoyable 
by the singing of college and fraternity songs. 

J. D. Foss 
Los Angeles, Cal. 
July 9, 1906 



402 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

ALPHA OMEGA CHAPTER — LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVEBSmf 

Chapter membership at close of year 19PS-6 10 

Probable diapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 7 

The following is a list of die active members of die chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending April 18, 1906 (Earthquake). 
Those whose names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦John F. Cowan, grad Los Angeles, CaL 

♦Rudolph C. Berthean, 1905 San Francisco, CaL 

♦George C. Singletary, 1906 San Jose, CaL 

♦Carl F. Bratm, 1906 ...Santa Clara, CaL 

Emory G. Singletary, 1907 San Jose, CaL 

Louis D. Famsworth, 1907 Salt Lake City, Utah 

Thomas T. Bennett, 1908 Marshfield, Ore. 

James T. Tupper, 1909 Fresno, Cal. 

William D. Dalton, 1909 Austin, Ner. 

Frank A. Robertson, 1909 Grand Forks, N. D. 

We were pretty well shaken up, but we alighted on our feet 
Alpha Omega Chapter is as prosperous as it ever was. The earth- 
quake was very lenient to us as compared with the other fraternities 
of Stanford. Our men can all return, and they will have a good 
chapter-house to welcome them. All that the house needs is replas- 
tering and the building of new chimneys and fireplaces. 

As to the university, it can open as usual next August, and things 
will go on as if nothing had happened. The classrooms, laboratories, 
apparatus, professors, and above all the Stanford spirit, were un- 
harmed by the quake. The university lost heavily in the newer build- 
ings, such as the new gymnasium and library ; but as these had not 
been occupied, their loss will not be felt. The chapel was slighdy 
damaged, and the Memorial Arch was wrecked. The university is 
naked, but sound and healthy. 

Louis D. Farnsworth 
Stanford University, Cal. 
May 28, 1906 



UPSILON UPSILON CHAPTER — UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 12 

Probable chapter membership at opening of 3rear 1906-7 8 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 403 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June 13, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Ed D. Alexander Seattle, Wash. 

Carl Zook Seattle, Wash. 

Tony Cales Buwda, Wash. 

Fred Wills Walla Walla, Wash. 

Shirley Parker North Yaldm, Wash. 

A. L. Thompson Tacoma, Wash. 

James B. Smith Tacoma, Wash. 

♦Alexander Ormond Seattle, Wash. 

William E. Moulton Bellingham, Wash. 

♦William P. Dunlap Seattle, Wash. 

♦Richard Glouster Bellingham, Wash. 

Alton Gx>per Bellingham, Wash. 

The school year of 1905-6 has just been brought to a close. Q)m- 
mencement week begins on June 1 1 and ends with the senior ball on 
the evening of June 14. Of our own chapter four of our men will 
finish their college work. 

On the track and field Washington won the state championship 
in a meet with Whitman College. The most exciting event was the 
half-mile, which Shirley Parker made in 2 minutes and 53 4-5 
seconds, breaking the former college record of 2 minutes and 54 4-5 
seconds. In the triangular meet Oregon won from Washington and 
Idaho, the final score being : Oregon 67, Washintgon 39, Idaho 19. 
During this meet three former records were brdcen: Kelly, of 
Oregon, broke the coast record for the 225-yard dash — time, 22 
seconds ; Moullen, of Oregon, broke the interscholastic record for the 
pole-vault — ^height, 1 1 feet 2j4 inches ; King, of Washington, broke 
the coast record for the 220-yard hurdles — time, 26 2-5 seconds. 

The third annual banquet of this chapter was given on the even- 
ing of June 9, at the Lincoln Hotel. Twenty-four sat down to the 
table. Brother Follman acted as toastmaster, and Dr. Stillson, David 
Cole, William Dunlap, W. T. Scott, T. M. Andrews, and Charley 
Harris responded to his call for toasts. 

Alton Cooper 

Seattle^ Wash. 
June 10, 1906 



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NINTH PROVINCE 

ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER — HOBART COLLEGE 

Chapter membership at close of year 19PS-6 21 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7. ... 15 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the sdiolastic year ending June 21, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

H. Chandler Connette, igo6 Omaha, Neb. 

♦D. Le Roy Williams, 1906 Utica, N. Y. 

♦J. Lorenz Sporer, 1906 Owego, N. Y. 

♦Raymond G. Hannahs, 1906 Adams, N. Y. 

♦Harry D. Marshal, 1906 Geneva, N. Y. 

♦Henry M. Brown, 1906 Lorraine, N. Y. 

Barent L. Visscher, 1907 Syracuse, N. Y. 

Carleton H. Bremer, 1907 Utica, N. Y. 

Robert M. Hogarth, 1907 Milwaukee, Wis. 

Dexter H. Philips, 1908 Watertown, N. Y. 

Raymond A. Heron, 1908 Blossburg, Pa. 

Norman G. Snyder, 1906 Hagerstown Md. 

Benjamin M. Tucker, 1908 Albany, N. Y. 

Ashley T Pitt, 1908 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Albert G. Neel, 1909 Rochester, N. Y. 

Caleb D. Hammond, 1909 East Orange, N. J. 

Lester H. Evans, 1909 Utica, N. Y. 

Oscar F Tiffany, 1909 Rochester, N. Y. 

Frederick W. Harvey, 1909 Syracuse, N. Y. 

James M. Seely, 1909 Rochester, N. Y. 

Guy S. Houghton, 1909 Albany, N. Y. 

Senior week brought to a fitting close the year 1905-6, which has 
been one of great prosperity for Alpha Alpha. With a position in 
the college second to none, we have great hopes for the opening of 
college in the fall. The largest entering class in the history of 
Hobart is promised us, and out of it Alpha Alpha will get her share. 

Many of the alumni were back for senior week, and all expressed 
their satisfaction as to the chapter's condition. A great deal of true 
Sig spirit was manifested at our banquet, and it was also shown in 
substantial form. Brothers Williams, Sporer, Marshall Brown, and 
Hannahs were our 1906 delegation, and of them Sporer was awarded 
Phi Beta Kappa, and Williams received honorable menticwi in 
chemistry. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 405 

In the class societies, Visscher was pledged to Druid (senior), 
Marshall Bremer and Pitt were pledged to Kappa Beta Phi (junior), 
and Seely was pledged to Skull and Dagger (sophomore). 

Ashley T. Pitt 
Geneva^ N. Y. 
July 6, 1906 



ETA ETA CHAPTER — ^DARTMOUTH COLLEGE 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 34 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 .... 30 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June 23, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Augustine H. Ayers, 1906 Concord, N. H. 

♦Crawford M. Bishop, 1906 Baltimore, Md. 

Lester Berry, 1907 St Johnsbury, Vt 

Alan Brown, 1907 Concord, Mass. 

James A. Bums, 1907 Lancaster, Mass. 

Richard L. Cunningham, 1907 Wellesley Hils, Mass. 

Richard H. Goode, 1907 Summerville, Mass. 

A. Rockwell Hagen, 1907 White River Junction, Vt. 

Herbert D. Hinman, 1907 Groveton, N. H. 

♦Frank McDonough, 1907 Denver, Col. 

Ernest Foley, 1907 « Bloomington, IlL 

Warren Currier, 1908 Greeley, Colo. 

Walter A. Hancock, 1908 Franklin Falls, N. H. 

Roy H. Keith, 1908 Watertown, Mass. 

Thomas P. Morressey, 1906 Springfield, Mass. 

Earle C. Mower, 1908 Windsor, Vt 

Fitzroy F. Pillsbury, 1908 Saco, Me. 

Charles N. Safford, 1908 Windsor, Vt 

William H. Woodman, 1908 Haverhill, Mass. 

Roy K. Abbott, 1909 Dorchester, Mass. 

Benjamin Aycr, 1909 

Jack H. Dowdell, 1909 Danvers, Mass. 

Robert J. Holmes, 1909 Newton, Mass. 

Alen F. Hersey, 1909 Higham, Mass. 

Iran N. Kilbum, 1909 Mt. Holyoke, Mass. 

Elemor E. Monroe, 1909 Orange, Mass. 

Ansen McCIoud, 1909 Roxbury, Mass. 

William T. Patch, 1909 Shelbume, Mass. 



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Rtuscl B. Patterson, 1909 Washington, D. C 

Walter C Rogers, 1909 Dorchester, Mass. 

Theodore R. Smith, 1909 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Sanford Hooker, 1909 Bradford, Vt 

The fine weather combiiied widi die excellent program made 
"Prom week" the most successful in many years. The Fraternity 
dance during the week was held at die Sigma Chi Hall, and was so 
much enjoyed that plans are on foot to inaugurate monthly dances 
next year. 

Richard Cunningham, 1907, won his "D" in tennis last spring. 
McDonough, 1907, surprised us all by his hasty marriage, which 
was solemnized just before commencement, brothers Goode and 
Morrissey played on the successful sophomore baseball team, whidi 
won the series from the freshmen. C. M. Bishop made an enviable 
record tn his studies during the past four years, getting summa cum 
laude on his diploma, with special honors in English, French, and 
German. Brothers Bishop and Ayers bodi made Phi Beta Kappa. 

Hanover, N. H. Warren Currier 

July I, 1906 



NU NU CHAPTER — COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 19PS-6 23 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 .... 17 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at tfie 
close of the schdatsic year ending June 13, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦H. B. Taylor, 1906 Kansas City, Mo. 

♦A. G. Suydam, 1906 Ridgcficld, N. J. 

♦A. D. Seymour, 1906 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

♦W. B. Long. 1906 New York, N. Y. 

♦C. A. Ncbcrker, 1906 Logan City, Utah 

♦K. M. Philipson-Stowe, 1906 Sussex, England 

C. F. Dickson, 1907 Cincinnati, O. 

A. Ulman, Jr., 1907 New York, N. Y. 

W. W. Wise. 1907 New York, N. Y. 

W. H. Bosworth, 1907 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

W. Gardner, 1907 London, England 

T. W. Ross, 1907 Astoria, Oregon 

G. Pitt, 1907 New Rochellc, N. Y. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 407 

J. N. Wheeler, 1908 Yonkcrs. N. Y. 

T. H. Crane, 1908 Yonkcrs, N. Y. 

Z. O. Hauser, 1908 New York, N. Y. 

H. M. Snevily, 1908 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

C. E. Dunwoodie, 1908 Kingston, N. Y. 

E. A. Ulmann, 1909 New York, N. Y. 

Robinson, 1909 St. Louis, Mo. 

C. £. Nighman, 1909 Bayorme, N. J. 

E. S. Brown, 1909 Rutherford, N. J. 

E. W. Welch, 1909 Rutherford, N. J. 

The college year of 1905-6 was brought to a close, so far as our 
chapter life was concerned, on June i, with the initiation of tfiree 
new men, followed by our yearly farewell banquet. Practically the 
entire chapter was present. 

At the opening of the new term in September, things are apt to 
be a little slow at first, as there will be little hazing allowed, and our 
faculty has prohibited football. However, this will give the Sigs 
more time to devote to the affairs of the chapter. Several things that 
were worrying us considerably have been finally straightened out, 
and everything points to a very successful year in 1906-7. 

New York, N. Y. T. H. Crane 

June 15, 1906 



ALPHA THETA CHAPTER — MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 21 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 14 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending May 25, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦Sidney A. Caine, 1906 Boston, Mass. 

♦William H. Sally, 1906 Bridgeport, Conn. 

♦Willis S. Caypless, 1906 Denver, Colo. 

♦Edwin B. Bartlctt, 1906 Milwaukee, Wis. 

James A. Kane, 1907 Baltimore, Md. 

Holden C. Richardson, 1907 Shamolein, Pa. 

Isaac I. Yates, 2907 Boston, Mass. 

James Reed, Jr., 1907 AshUbula, O. 

Raphael G. Hosea, 1907 Denver, Colo. 

Henry C. McRae, 1907 Gas, Kan. 



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James A. McEIroy, 1907 Bridgeport, Cdon. 

H. J. McDonald, 1907 Boston, Mass. 

♦John Donaldson, 1908 Minneapolis, Minn. 

Paul R. Fanning, 1908 Brooldine, Blass. 

♦James H. Davidson, 1908 Denrer, Cola 

♦Gerald T. Hanley, 1908 Providence, R. L 

Edwin G. Kinntner, 1908 Rode Haven, Ky. 

Roy W. Ryden, 1908 Des Moines, la. 

Alexander H. Van Keuren, 1908 Howell, Midi. 

H. P. Van Keuren, 1908 Howell, Midi. 

P. H. Fritz, 1908 Milwaukee, Wis, 

Sydney A. Caine was honored with an M.S., and Brothers Bart- 
lett and Caypless received their hard-earned B.S. degree. Brother 
Fanning won the New England intercollegiate tennis doubles tourna- 
ment ; this places Technology in second place for the cup. 

The departing brothers gave a farewell dinner in honor of the 
chapter on June 4. 

Paul R. Fanning 
Brookline, Mass. 
July 20, 1906 

ALPHA PHI CHAPTER — CORNELL UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 34 

Probable chapter membership at opening of ytzt 1906-7.... 26 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

♦William Horace Schmidlapp, 1905 Cincinnati, O. 

♦J. D. Coffin, 1906 Glens Falls 

♦Charles A. Lee, 1906 Chicago, III. 

♦Edward N. Holton, 1906 Montclair, N. J. 

♦Robert H. Knowlton, 1906 Utica, N. Y. 

♦William H. Hopple, 1906 Cincinnati, O. 

Frederick C. von Stein wehr, 1906 Cincinnati, O. 

Harold W. Slauson, 1906 Middletown., N. Y 

Kinsley W. Slauson, 1907 Middletown, N. Y. 

Henry J. Miller, 1907 Washington, D. C. 

Thomas R. Henderson, 1907 Philadelphia, Pa. 

Chas. R. Cook, 1907 Jefferson City, Mo. 

Clifford S. Diehl, 1907 Brooklyn, N. Y, 

Webster B. Holmes, 1907 Cincinnati, O. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 409 

♦Grover C. Sumner, 1907 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John R. Parker, 1907 Schenectady, N. Y. 

Paul A. Schenck, 1907 Denver, Colo. 

♦P. D. Carman, 1908 Manila, P. I. 

John Condon, Jr., 1908 Philadelphia, Pa. 

Christopher P. Cox, 1908 Washington, D. C. 

Charles L. Beaman, 1906 Ithaca, N. Y. 

Robert D. Cutter, 1908 Bethlehem, Pa. 

Ralph R. Lally, 1908 Pittsburg, Pa. 

William B. Rapley, 1908 Washington, D. C. 

Harry P. Reiber, 1908 Pittsburg, Pa. 

J. Louis Reiber, 1908 Pittsburg, Pa. 

C. J. Schmidlapp, 1908 Cincinnati, O. 

John Howard Sturge, 1908 Rochester, N. Y. 

♦Robert Turner, Jr., 1908 Nashville, Tenn. 

Perry T. Coons, 1909 Montclair, N. J. 

Bayard P. Dexter, 1909 Orange, Mass. 

Walter B. Holton, 1909 Montclair, N. J. 

♦Richard F. Hunter, 1909 Covington, Ky. 

William H. Lines, 1909 Rochester, N. Y. 

C. F. Roland, 1909 Reading, Pa. 

♦Joseph N. Ward, 1909 Battle Creek, Mich. 

Stanley G. Horn, 1909 Brooklyn, N. Y. 

June, 1906, closed a most successful year for Alpha Phi, both in 
scholarship and in student activity. Honors conferred on the brothers 
since February : Henderson and Holmes, Quill and Dagger ; Miller, 
Sphinx Head ; Rio Lally, Mummy Qub ; Chris Cox, Aleph Samach. 
We closed the year having two pledged men, and are in touch witfi a 
number of good men for the opening of the new term. We announce 
with pleasure the initiation of Edward Hyatt into the Fraternity. 

Brother Cox is rowing number six on the Varsity crew. "Cun- 
nell" Miller, assistant manager of the Cornell Navy, accompanied the 
crews to their headquarters at Poughkeepsie, where he remained 
during the two weeks' training. The baseball team, under the 
managership of Brother Cc^fin, completed a fine record, having played 
games with all the eastern colleges. 

Brother Burr McKintosh honored us with a visit recently. He 
was a member of Secretary Taffs party to the Orient, and gave the 
boys a most interesting evening. 

Ithaca, N. Y. C. S. Dibhl 

June 7, 1906 



4IO THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

RHO RHO CHAPTER — UKIVESSITY OF MAIXE 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 30 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 24 

The following is a list of die active members of the diapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June 13, 1906. Those whose names 
are starred do not expect to return next year : 

*A. J. Butterworth, 1906 Sontfabridge, Mass. 

*y L. Paige, 1906 Sontfabridge, Mass. 

*R. S. Sherman, 1906 Roddand, Me. 

♦H. L. Karl, 1906 Roddand, Me. 

»C. F. Forbes, 1906 Rndcfield, Me. 

♦C. E. Prince, 1906 .* Kittcry, Me. 

E. L. Toner, 1907 Anbum, Me. 

C H. Lekberg, 1907 Worcester, Mass. 

A. Ivcrsen, 1907 Portage Lake, Me. 

E. J. Wilson, 1907 Ljmn, Mass. 

H. W, Keirstead, 1907 Oakland, Me. 

B. R. Gmnell, 1907 Houlton, Me. 

C. H. Fcnn, 1908 Portland, Me. 

L. B. Locke, 1908 West Paris, Me. 

L. R. Lord, 1906 Poquonock, Conn. 

L. S. Dixon, 1908 Orono, Me. 

G. L. Smith, 1908 Longcore, Me. 

R. E. Potter, 1908 Bath, Me. 

E. G. Durgin, 1908 Orono, Me. 

E. N. Vickery, 1908 Pittsficld, Me. 

B. B. Foglcr, 1908 Skowhegan, Me. 

N. H. Mayo, 1909 Bluehill, Me. 

W. A. Fogler, 1909 Rockport, Me. 

D. A. Woodbury, 1909 Beverly, Mass. 

J. N. Jcwctt, 1909 Cherryfield, Me. 

W. M. Hinkley, 1909 Jonesport, Me. 

J. H. Mason, 1909 Beverly, Mass. 

A. N. Hutchison, 1909 Cherryfield, Me. 

J. K. McKay, 1909 Houton, Me. 

F. D. Rogers, 1909 Richmond, Me. 

The college year just closed has been one of the most eventful in 
the history of the University of Maine, and one of the most success- 
ful in the history of Rho Rho Chapter. Brothers Butterworth, 
Paige, Sherman, Karl, Forbes, and Prince have graduated, all 
receiving the B. S. degree. 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 411 

Rho Rho has had her share of college honors. Brother Butter- 
worth, the president of the senior class, and Brother Lekberg have 
been members of the Student Council. Brother Wilscm, business 
manager of the Prism, the college annual, deserves praise for his suc- 
cessful work. Brother Forbes won his "M" in football. Brother 
Potter won his letter on the 'varsity track team. Brother Mayo won 
an ''M" in baseball, playing first base in every game this season ; as 
he is now but a freshman, great things are expected of him in the 
future. Brothers Jewett and Hinkley have been identified witfi the 
musical club, both playing in the banjo orchestra. Brother Lord has 
been elected editor of the next year's Prism, 

We have several strong men already under consideration for 
pledges next fall, and are looking forward with bright hopes to the 
opening of the year 1906-7. 

Jesse H. Mason 

Orono^ Maine 
June 12, 1906 



PSI PSI CHAPTER — SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 

Chapter membership at close of year 1905-6 23 

Probable chapter membership at opening of year 1906-7 20 

The following is a list of the active members of the chapter at the 
close of the scholastic year ending June 15, 1906. Those whose 
names are starred do not expect to return next year : 

Harrold Trippett Jordan, N. Y. 

Henry C. Michelsen New York, N. Y. 

♦Earl Elmer Detroit, Mich. 

Harris M. Cookingham Red Hook, N. Y. 

Hyzer W. Jones Rome, N. Y. 

Carl L. Bausch Syracuse, N. Y. 

Dwight Fisk .Syracuse, N. Y. 

Henry Keough Clifton Springs, N. Y. 

Joseph W. Kellogg Syracuse, N. Y. 

Harry *A. Dunsmoor Syracuse, N. Y. 

♦Cleveland J. Kenyon South Otselic, N. Y. 

♦Charles M. Stuber Leroy, N. Y. 

William J. Martin Chasm Falls, N. Y. 

Roland D. Potter Worcester, Mass. 

♦Hugh R. Smith North Pitcher, N. Y. 

Harry T. Theobald Glens Falls, N. Y. 



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Pedro A. Romos Aredbo, Puerto Rico 

Loyd L. Golly Rome, N. Y. 

Frank Schifhnacher 

George Baker Buffalo, N. Y. 

J. Qifford Cookingham Sjrracusc, N. Y. 

Murray Gibson Buffalo, N.Y. 

Robert Reed Buffalo,N.Y. 

Syracuse University held its annual commencement June 13-15. 
Brothers Charles M. Stuber, Hugh R. Smith, and Qeveland J. Ken- 
yon were graduated. Kenyon was class orator. 

At the American Henley the Syracuse University junior crew 
took first place in the college eight-oared event by defeating Pennsyl- 
vania and Harvard. James Ten Eyck, Jr., son of our rowing coach, 
won the single-scull event. At the InterccJlegiate Rowing Associa- 
tion races at Poughkeepsie, Syracuse won the freshman eight-oared 
event, and took second and third places, respectively, in the uni- 
versity four- and eight-oared races. Syracuse took fifth place at the 
intercollegiate track meet at Boston. 

Our campus will present a strange appearance this fall, with its 
new library, hall of natural history, engineering laboratory, hall 
of dentistry, men's dormitory, and stadium. 

Psi Psi will feel the loss of our brothers who were graduated, 
but we look forward to our most prosperous year. 

H. A. DUNSMOOR 

Syracuse, N. Y. 
August 23, 1906 



Letters and Reports from Alumni Chapters 

ANNUAL INDIANA DINNER* 

Wearing a bright pink shirt and one of the newfangled soft pink 
collars fastened up with a saftey pin, but barring the red necktie, 
George Ade came to town yesterday to be present at the Sigma Chi 
banquet at the Country Club, where, after much insistence, he had 
agreed to deliver a toast on "The Play Is the Thing." 

He also wore a gray suit, his favorite color, brown socks and low 
tan shoes, a straw hat, and a yellow cane. When he stepped from 
the train he sighed the sigh of a summer day and exclaimed : "I'm 
hot and gummy." He had just left his farm in Brodc, Ind., and was 
doubtless worrying a bit because more rain had not fallen on his 165 
acres of com, his 165 acres of oats, and his 100 acres of woodland 
pasture land. 

Once in the station he smiled and remarked : "I guess I'd better 
buy my return ticket now." Before he had time to make sure his 
return to the farm, he was placed in an automobile and whisked 
away to the Country Club, where he told all any man knows about 
the drama. Ade was greeted with the time-honored salutation: 
"What's the matter with Ade?" Answer: "He's all right !" Second 
query : "Who's all right !" For emphasis : "A-a-a-dc !" 

When the Hoosier humorist rose to respond to the toast "The 
Play Is the Thing" he was greeted with cheers. To appreciate the 
following speech he made, the following parenthetical remarks must 
be interpolated (k/ lib.-' (applause), (laughter), (loud applause), 
(cheers), (laughter). 

I am going to speak to you for a few moments on the drama. I can tell 
you all I know about it without keeping you up very late. Twenty years ago 
I knew a lot about the drama. When I was studying English literature at 
Purdue University, in order to escape mathematics, I analyzed all the plays 
written by Beaumont, Fletcher, Dekker, Middleton, Ben Jonson, Marlowe, 
Wycherly, Congreve, and the other old English dramatists. I could take any 
one of these old plays, unjoint it, and then put it together again. One of 
my long suits was to make a diagram, looking something like a horse's pedigree, 
showing the relative importance of the plot and the sub-plot, the various 

* From the Indianapolis Morning Stof, May 26, 1906. 

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414 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

characters and conflicting ambitions, also the preservation of the unities — 
whatever that means. 

Later on, after I had graduated from journalism and got into newspaper 
work, I became a critic At this time my knowledge of the drama and all its 
branches was vast and comprehensive. I told Mansfield how to play Richard 
III, Mr. Jefferson's portrayal of ''Rip" did not satisfy me. If Julia Marlowe 
had listened to all the suggestions I offered, she would have been a great 
actress today. 

I knew so much about dramatic construction and the portrayal of character 
and accumulative interest in plot and the skilful treatment of dialogue that 
it seemed a shame to allow this huge reservoir of knowledge to go to waste; 
so I wrote a play. I had made a careful study of Shakespeare, Sheridan, and 
Sardou, and I felt qualified to write a play that would live. If the play 
wouldn't live, at any rate I would. So I went to work and wrote a very neat 
little play with music That is, the composer wrote it, and I provided the 
interruptions to the music. It began with a war dance and ended with a cake- 
walk. I gave about ten minutes of plot and about two hours of excitement 
It was fairly successful, but there seemed to be too much plot, so in the 
second production the plot was omitted, with the result of fine returns, large 
and pleasing. 

Then I wrote a play without music, not because I disliked music, but 
because it required a lot of mathematical effort to divide royalties with the 
composer every week. I thought it would simplify matters to bank all the 
rake-off in my own name. 

After I had produced two or three plays, I discovered to my horror that 
my knowledge of the drama was evaporating. Before I began to write plays, 
I knew all the rules of the play. After I had written about three, I wasn't 
sure about anything except that it was a shame to take the money. I dis- 
covered that it was one thing to sit on the fence and make remarks about the 
man who was sawing the wood, and another thing to get out and saw the 
wood yourself. 

To date I have delivered seven plays to an eager public, and every one of 
them has been a go. Some have gone well, and others have gone quickly. 
Most of my pet theories have been upset. 

I am feeling that, if I am to speak on the drama, Fd better speak while I 
have a few remnants of information on the subject Two years from now 
and I shall not know anything about it. 

Many times I have been asked : "Does a college education fit a man for 
a playwright." Undoubtedly. At Purdue we had six Sigma Chis who were try- 
ing to outgeneral 250 barbarians. It was my knowledge of practical politics, 
acquired in this unequal struggle, that enabled me to write The County Chaw- 
t9ian. And if I had not been personally acquainted with members of Sigma 
Chi, I could not have written The College Widow, Nearly all the characters 
in that piece are from the brotherhood. The undergraduate owing an $18 



From Over the Sea to Freft Banquet. 



By courtesy oj Indianapolis Morning Star 



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LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 415 

board bill was Booth Tarkington. The "yap" who developed into a boiling 
sport was Giarlie Ailing, of Hanover. Silent Murphy, the green football 
player with tight shoes, was our honored toastmaster ; and I may confess 
that the character of Copernicus Talbott, the theological student, is largely 
autobiographical. 

A college training undoubtedly qualifies one to write for the stage. If I 
had not taken the scientific course at Purdue, I never could have written that 
beautiful l3rric entitled 'The Microbe's Serenade." The manager rejected it 
— said it was too good for the public, or too something — so he gave it back to 
me and, as I have no use for it, Fm giving it to you. 

In the airy dining-room of the Country Qub House last night the 
college yells rose and reverberated, old college chtuns shook hands 
and gave each other the "grip," and jollity reigned while the sixth 
annual banquet of the Sigma Chi Fraternity of Indiana was being 
held. Between caviar canape, cream of asparagus, olives, radishes, 
laughter, shad with roe, shoestring potatoes, music, broiled spring 
chicken, potatoes a la cream, more laughter, new peas, fresh jokes, 
hot rolls, hot thrusts of repartee, Sigma Chi punch, friendly jabs, 
cucumber and tomato salad, spicy conversation, cheese straws, ice- 
cream, cakes, Camembert, crackers, coffee, cigars, and more laughter, 
the men, who were college boys again, had an ideal time. Harold 
Hibben, as president of the Indiana Alumni Association, acted as 
toastmaster, and it was through his good ofBces that the use of the 
handsome new Country Club Building was available, and that special 
street cars brought the banqueters back to the city at midnight. 

The responses to toasts, aside from that of Mr. Ade, were as 
follows: "The Semi-Centennial," by Charles Ailing, Chicago; 

The Spiker and the Spiker,'' James B. Davis, De Pauw University ; 

The Ladies," John D. Thompson, Indianapolis ; "The Gridiron vs. 
the Greek," David W. Johnson, Hanover ; "Our Fraternity," Ralph 
W. Potter, Chicago; "The Sprinkling Cart," Christian A. Kurz, 
Purdue ; "Thieves and Muckrakers," Fred I. King, Wabash, Ind. ; 
"The Founders," John Mitchell, Jr., Butler College; "Lawyers and 
Saints," Thomas E. Davidson, Greensburg; "The Light in the 
Window," Ralph H. Canady, Indiana University. 

Almost every speaker directed remarks at Ade, who was clearly 
the lion of the evening. Mr. Ailing, a personal friend of Ade's, 
pretended to defend some of the humorist's recent productions and 
made an impassionate plea to all Sigma Chis to stand by Ade and 
to uphold his writings when attacked, as much so as if they were 



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really meritorious. A number of ladies, who had been secreted some 
place about the clubhouse during the evening, gathered as close as 
they dared about the doors when the humorist arose to speak. 

Before the banquet ended the following officers were elected: 
president, C. C. Hadley ; secretary, Dale J. Crittenberger, Jr. ; treas- 
urer. Will G. Irwin. 

THE microbe's SERENADE* 
GEOaCB ADE 

A lovelorn microbe met by chance. 

At a swagger bacteroidal dance, 

A proud bacillian belle, and she 

Was the first of the animalculae. 

Of organisms saccharine 

She was the protoplasmic queen, 

The microscopica.1 pride and pet 

Of the biological smartest set. 

And 90 this infinitesimal swain 

Evolved this pleading, low refrain : 

"O, lovely metamorphic genn. 

What futile scientific term 

Can well describe your many charms? 

Come to these embiyonic arms I 

Then hie away to my cellular home 

And be my little diatome." 

His epithelium burned with love. 

He swore by molecules above 

She'd be his own gregarious mate, 

Or else he would disintegrate. 

This amorous mite of a parasite 

Pursued the germ both day and night, 

And 'neath the window often played 

This Darwin-Huxley serenade; 

He'd warble (o her every day 

This rhizopodical roundelay: 

"O, most primordial type of spore, 

I never saw your like before. 

And though a microbe has no heart. 

From you, sweet germ, I'll never part 

We'll sit beneath some fungus growth 

Till dissolution claims us both." 
'This "poem" was handed back to Mr. Ade in bia eaily dayi ■« too lood 
the public, and he passed it out to bis fraternity brothers last night at Ae 
ntry Club. — Indianapelii Morning Star, Uay i6, 1906. 



LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 417 

The "production" is reproduced with the full knowledge that all Sigs living 
within the "center of population" are familiar with it and have heard it many 
hundreds of times. It has been our desire for years to publish it for the benefit 
of the brethren living in the "bush," but Ade has been too modest to allow the 
manuscript to be copied. We acknowledge with grateful thanks our indebtedness 
to the city editor of the Star for the very accurate and full stenographic repro- 
duction of this gem of literature. — Grand Editor. 



DENVER ALUMNI CHAPTER 

On the evening of Friday, May 4, the members of the Denver 
Alumni Chapter partook of their fifth annual banquet. The banquet 
was held at the University Club, and thirty-eight Sigma Chis were 
present. In many respects the affair was unique, and in all par- 
ticularly gratifying. When arrangements for the banquet were under 
consideration, Brother Lucius M. Cuthbert invited the chapter mem- 
bers to become his guests upon this particular occasion. The invita- 
tion was accepted, and consequently the function partook of a double 
nature — ^the regular annual banquet of the chapter, and a magnificent 
exhibition of the hospitality and good-will of Brother Cuthbert 
toward all the Sigma Chis of Colorado. 

Extravagant praise worketh no benefit, nor is it incorporated in 
a sentence which says that our dear Fraternity, rich and splendid in 
its possession of such names as those of Brumback, Ferris, James, 
Taylor, Ailing, Arms, and a host of others, possesses among its mem- 
bership no name that is more expressive of all that is best and glori- 
ous and soul-inspiring in Sigma Chi than that of Lucius M. Cuthbert, 
of the Denver Alumni Chapter. 

Brother Cuthbert, who at a recent election of officers was chosen 
president of the chapter, acted as toastmaster, and a more gracious 
host never presided at a banquet board. In introducing the speakers 
he was courtesy itself, and his happy wit did much to make the even- 
ing one of rarest pleasure. Through the good offices of Brother 
Cuthbert, the University Club was turned over to the Sigma Chis in 
its entirety for this event, and the writer takes pride in sajring 
that he never saw a finer-looking lot of men than those gathered in 
the reception hall of the club at eight o'clock *on the evening of 
May 4. 

At this hour the toastmaster led the grand march up the broad 
stairway to the dining-room, where a large U-shaped table, fragrant 
with a wealth of flowers and becomingly decorated with the fra- 



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temity colors, seemed to say to each one: "Come, stick your feet 
underneath me, and have a good time tonight if you never had one 
before." And certainly everybody did have a good time. Formality 
was ignored, and scarcely had the first course been disposed of 
before songs, collie yells, impromptu toasts, and repartee arose with 
a spontaneity suggesting die banquet scene of a grand chapter. By 
reason of her fifteen representatives, Beta Gamma rather distanced 
those representing any other chapter in the matter of yells and col- 
lege songs, although Brothers Powell and Braden made herculean 
efforts, despite their small number, to remind those present diat away 
back in Indiana there is an institution known as Butler Q^ege where 
Rho Chapter, the parent of many fine Sigma Chis, hdds forth. 

All the speakers on the toast list were present, and all had some- 
thing worth while to say. The toastmaster called first up(m Judge 
D. V. Bums, Lambda 1869, soldier, lawyer, and Sigma Chi sans 
peur, to respond to the toast "The Old Guard." In a scholarly man- 
ner Brother Burns drew a comparison between the dder members of 
Fraternity, whose loyalty to our order is deepened and broadened by 
reason of their longer membership, and the members of that im- 
mortal bodyguard who, inspired by the martial spirit of the Little Cor- 
poral, replied with such sublime courage to the demand of the enemy 
at Waterloo: "The Old Guard dies, but never surrenders." 

George S. Nye, Theta Theta 1891, next spoke on the subject "The 
Fraternity," elucidating in an entertaining manner the utility of 
fraternities in general and the grandeur of Sigma Chi in particular. 

An old but never stale subject was next presented in an entirely 
original way when Roy C. Hecox responded to the toast "The 
Ladies." Brother Hecox' remarks, while quite amusing, were at the 
same time properly complimentary of the fair sex, and ended with 
an oratorical eulogy of the feminine triumvirate — sister, mother, wife. 

"Obiter Dicta" was the somewhat pedantic subject of the next 
toast, to which response was made by H. H. Tangeman. There was, 
however, nothing pedantic in Brother Tangeman's exposition of the 
the subject. He closed his remarks with a happy comparison between 
his regard for Sigma Chi and the parson's love for the strawberry. 
"Doubtless," said the parson, who was exceedingly fond of straw- 
berries, "God could have made a better berry than the strawberry; 
but doubtless God never did." 

The next event was in many respects the hit of tfie evening — the 
passing of the loving-cup by Carlton M. Bliss. Whether experience 



LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 419 

along kindred lines accentuates to any unusual degree the remarkable 
ability of Brother Bliss in the finished performance of such cere- 
monies we cannot say, but this we can record in all veracity, that 
when it comes to passing the loving-cup with artistic charm, Brother 
Bliss, in the free and easy language of Billy Baxter, has all other 
cup-passers whose act we have ever beheld lashed to the mast fore 
and aft. When, in the passing, your turn comes, and he stands 
before you in all the glory of his abundant manhood, holding the 
loving-cup firmly in one hand and a half-smoked cigarette just as 
firmly in the other, and lodes you over critically with his searching 
blue eye, you feel like a peanut in front of an elephant or like an 
alien on election day. The edge of Brother Bliss's wit is as sharp 
as a razor, never failing to reach a vulnerable pcnnt in the moral 
anatomy of his victim, however pachydermatous the latter may be. 
Brother Bliss, who is a bachelor and a confirmed member of the 
University Club, is one of the most popular members of the Denver 
Alumni Chapter. 

After the loving-cup was ag^in in repose, Raymond L. Givens 
responded to the toast "Beta Gamma Chapter," thanking the Alumni 
Chapter for its assistance in securing their charter, and appreciating 
in a happy speech the value of the Fraternity to the members of Beta 
Gamma Chapter. 

Frank S. Grant next spoke on the subject of the "Denver Alumni 
Chapter." No member of the chapter is better fitted to respond 
to such a toast than Brother Grant. A charter member of the chapter, 
its president during one of the most active periods of its existence, 
and always a conscientious worker for its good, his words are 
always listened to with eager respect. He referred to the success- 
ful activity of the chapter in the past, and sp<^e hopefully of its 
future life and utility to the general Fraternity and to its own 
membership. 

Perhaps the most impressive address of the evening was the last 
on^ delivered by A. Horace Phelps on the subject "Franchises and 
Prerogatives." Brother Phelps, who is a prominent member of the 
Denver bar, is an unusually forcible speaker, and his earnestness 
upon this occasion claimed the closest attention of every banqueter 
to the last word. It was exactly the sort of speech to bring the 
festivities to a close and leave a good taste in every mouth, and a 
serious thought in every mind as to the purpose, the responsibilities, 
and the ideal of every Sigma Chi. 



420 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

Among those to whom impromptu toasts were prc^)osed and 
drunk were Grand Consul James, Past-Grand Consul Taylor, and 
Brother Charles Ailing, Jr., whom Brother Holliday toasted as "the 
next grand consul of our glorious Fraternity." The last toast of 
the evening was proposed by Brother Nye to "our most gracious 
host of the evening, Brother Lucius M. Cuthbert." With the drink- 
ing of this toast the banquet came to an end. 

Letters of regret were read from Brothers R. L. Holland, Jesse 
H. Blair, Harry von Hoevenberg, and others. 

The following is a list of those present : 

M. Elliott Houston, Lambda Lambda H. H. Tangeman, Alpha Xi 

J. F. Bowers, Delta Delta George Nye, Theta Theta 

Charles F. Roehrig, Theta Theta J. Wilson Gary, Nu Nu 

Fred G. Buffe, Alpha Iota W. C Wetherill, Upsilon 

Machie Dorsey, Xi Xi Walter C. Brace, Alpha Theta 

Jay Vandemoer, Beta Gamma James Braden, Rho 

Loring Lennox, Beta Gamma Charles H. Vinton, Delta Delta 

William Lennox, Beta Gamma W. W. Holliday, Theta Theta ' 

Billy Johnston, Beta Gamma R. V. B. Lincoln, Omicron 

Donald McCreery, Beta Ganmia Roy C. Hecox, Alpha Zeta 

A. H. Fisher, Beta Gamma Charles B. Griffith, Rho 

R. L. Givens, Beta Gamma Roy L. Mack, Beta Gamma 

£. H. Howbert, Beta Gamma £. H. Howbert, Beta Gamma 

Thomas Hunter, Beta Gamma Orrin Randolph, Beta Gamma 

L. M. Cuthbert, Epsilon Harry Acibird, Beta Gamma 

C M. Bliss, Alpha Zeta Bert Wasley, Beta Gamma 

D. V. Bums, Lambda Frank Pettibone, Beta Gamma 

k. Horace Phelps, Omega George Allebrand, Beta Gamma 
Frank L. Grant, Theta Theta 



NEW YORK ALUMNI CHAPTER 

For a summer affair the dinner of the New York alumni of 
Sigma Chi was unusually successful. It was held at the Hotel 
Marseille, Broadway and One Hundred and Third Street, only two 
blocks away from the Nu Nu (Columbia Cluster) clubhouse. All 
of the brothers, except one or two who had donned "glad rags" for 
after-dinner engagements, came straight from their down-town 
offices. No set toasts were indulged in, nor, in fact, speeches of any 
kind. The large contingent of Columbia men entertained us with 
their college songs. The brothers present were : 



LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 421 



Brent, H. K. 
Brewer, F. E. 
Brown, £. L. 
Brown, R. M. 
Brown, S. P. 
Brown, W. J. 
Camp,>H. C. 
Chatfield, H. W. 
Qjnnell, G. L. 
Connell, H. F. 
Cook, W. L. 
Coria, L. J. 
Dean, M. B. 
Edwards, W. B. 
Eldridge, C. H. 
Evans, F. L. 
Ewing, Thos., Jr. 
Ewing, W. C. 



Fisher, R. P. 
Fisher, Wm. 
Herbert, F. D. 
Kennard, J. H. 
Labouesse, S. S. 
Logan, H. J., Jr. 
Logan, T. M. 
Lunt, A. 
Lyle, J. L 
McKelvey, D. M. 
McLaughlin, D. M. 
Marcy, M. M. 
Matty, Leo J. 
Metcalf, R. B. 
Michelson, H. C. 
Miller, J. N. 
Miller, M. M. 



Musselman, J. F., Jr. 

Newton 

Nichols, A. J. 

Ormsbee, A. C. 

Pitt, Gerard 

Pitt, Rafford 

Pratt, F. E. 

Robinson, R. W. 

Simis, A. B. 

Stephenson, A. G. 

Sturdevant, P. P. 

Taylor, Horace 

Thompson 

Van Hoevenberg, H. J. 

Waite, D. C. 

West, P. 

Willard, Bryant 



After dinner those who had no other engagements went over to 
the Nu Nu clubhouse, where the annual meeting for the election of 
officers was held. The following ticket went through unanimously : 

President — Maurice B. Dean, Nu Nu. 
Vice-President — Henry Van Hoevenberg, Nu Nu. 
Secretary — Myron W. Robinson, Nu Nu (95 William Street). 
Treasurer — ^J. F. Musselman, Lambda Lambda. 
Corresponding Secretary — Marion M. Miller, Beta. 
Librarian — Frederick D. Herbert, Alpha Phi. 

Executive Committee — Thomas Ewing, Jr., Beta; L. P. Gregory, Alpha 
Phi ; A. Graham Marr, Nu Nu ; Henry Shoemaker, Nu Nu. 

After the election an informal "keg party" was held in the club- 
rooms, which did not break up until long after your correspondent 
had retired to sleep off the effects of the double spread. 

New York Cfty Marion M. Miller, Secretary 

August 20, 1906 



LOS ANGELES ALUMNI CHAPTER 

At a well-spread banquet table the Sigs of Los Angeles gathered 
on the evening of June i, 1906, the occasion being the annual feast 
of the alumni, held in conjunction with the active members of Alpha 
Upsilon Chapter (University of Southern California), who cele- 
brated the anniversary of the granting of their charter. 



422 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

The Cafe Bristol has become the assembling-place of hungry Sigs 
in Los Angeles at eating time. Each day a squad of brodiers meet 
at the room reserved for Sigma Chi which is decorated with the Fra- 
ternity coat-of-arms. From this room a watchful lodcout is kept for 
"foreign" Sigs, such as frequently come to this land of sunshine 
searching for health, happiness, or a convenient method of distribut- 
ing surplus "dinero." And right here, on behalf of Los Angeles 
Sigdom, an invitation is extended to any Sig coming to Los Angeles 
to drop in to the Bristol, Fourth and Spring Streets, seek out the 
Sig lunch-room, and "have one on us." 

To return to the banquet. Judge N. P. Courly, of the Superior 
Court, presided and proved a most genial toastmaster. The speeches 
were good, the singing worse, but the "provender" was great. Forty- 
two fraters were present, and true Sig enthusiasm was rampant 

To guide its destinies through another year the following (^cers 
were elected by the Alumni Chapter: President, A. P. Thomson, 
Alpha Upsilon 1897 ; vice-president, Guy L. Cuzner, Alpha Omega 
1898 ; secretary, Foster C. Wright, Alpha Upsilon 1899 ; treasurer, 
Charles A. Elder, Kappa Kappa 1890; historian, H. T. Danforth, 
Theta Theta 1898. 

Arrangements were made to maintain a register wherein all 
Sigma Chis visiting or locating in Los Angeles may place their 
names, addresses, and other useful information. This register will 
be kept at the University Qub, 349 South Hill Street, and we hope 
visiting brothers will enrol. We also arranged for the purchase of 
furniture to the amount of $500 for the house which Alpha Upsilon 
will have next year. 

Other things happened at the banquet, but the Los Angeles Police 
Department can supply better information thereon than the under- 
signed. 

Foster Wright 

Los Angelss, Cal. 
June 6, 1906 



TOLEDO ALUMNI CHAPTER 



The leading event of the past year to fraternity men in Toledo 
was the pan-Hellenic banquet held at the St. Charles Hotel on the 
evening of April 6. As this was the first pan-Hellenic meeting here 
for several years, it aroused a great deal of interest, and was attended 
by about two hundred Greeks. Sigma Chi was represented among 



LETTERS AND REPORTS FROM ALUMNI CHAPTERS 423 

the speakers by O. S. Brumback with his toast on "Reminiscences/' 
It goes without saying, to all who have ever had the pleasure of 
listening to Brother Brumback, that he upheld the reputation of the 
Fraternity. It was voted to make the banquet an annual affair and 
to h(rid the one next year in the new Commonwealth Hotel, which 
will be completed by that time, the exact date to be decided later. 

The second annual dinner of the Toledo Alumni Chapter was 
held at the Toledo Qub, May 25, when the old officers were 
re-elected for the coming year. 

Throughout the past winter, we have met at least once each 
mcMith, usually Saturdays at noon, for luncheon and an informal 
time. While we have no regular date for these meetings, still we 
should be glad to have any visiting Sigs join us. If such will make 
themselves known to F. H. Kruse, 410 Spitzer Building, he will see 
that we do the rest. 

J. W. Morgan 
Toledo, Ohio 
August 7, 1906 



Miscellaneous Notes 



G. C. Fisher, Alpha 1905, is teaching in Troy, O. 
John E. Fulweh-er, Phi Phi 1906, is touring in the Far East. 
J. N. Edy, Xi Xi 1905, is superintendent of drainage, St. Louis, Mo. 
WiLMOT Baughn, Alpha Eta 1905, is practicing law in Omaha, Neb. 
H. J. Dietrich, Phi 1902, is teaching at Damascus, Wynne County, Pa. 
G. K. Foster, Xi Xi 1902, is principal of the high school at Trenton, Mo. 
John T. English, Phi 1905, is studying medicine at Columbia University. 
Benjamin L. Riese, Alpha 1906, is employed in Detroit, Mich., as chemist 
Brother Garrett, Alpha 1898, is practicing medicine at Indianapolis, Ind. 
F. H. Ruth, Alpha Gamma, is engaged in the law business in Columbus, O. 

Paul S. Filer, Alpha Eta 1903, is superintendent of schools at Stanwood, 
la. 

Erie Ochs, Phi 1906, is with the Lehigh Portland Cement Co., Allentown, 
Pa. 

Crate S. Bowen, Rho 1894, is first assistant city attorney of Indianapolis, 
Ind. 

Brother Glenn, Alpha 1906, is atttending the medical school in Cincin- 
nati, O. 

A. J. Bass, Xi Xi 1896, is with the firm of Bass & Bass, dentists, at St 
Joseph, Mo. 

F. M. Garth, Xi Xi ex- 1902, is representing the Moneyweight Scale Co., 
Chicago, 111. 

G. O. Ellstrom, Alpha Gamma, is traveling for a tobacco firm at Fitch- 
burg, Mass. 

H. M. Myers, Alpha Gamma 1905, is editor of the Manufacturing Journal, 
Columbus, O. 

Franklin C. Thompson, Phi 1905, is teaching at Friends School, Long 
Island, N. Y. 

Barker Harley, Phi 1902, is resident physician at the City Hospital, 
Williamsport, Pa. 

C. A. Newton, Xi Xi 1902, is assistant United States district attorney at 
Kansas City, Mo. 

D. D. Stuart, Alpha Gamma 1906, is engaged in the real-estate business 
in Los Angeles, Cal. 

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES 425 

Pierce J. Little, Eta Eta 1896, has taken up his residence in Hanover, 
N. H. 

M. J. McCrudden, Phi Phi 1905, has secured a position with a New York 
contracting firm. 

Brother Eiubmiller, Alpha 1907, has entered the law department of the 
Ohio State University. 

Charles W. Martin, Xi Xi 1905, is with a Union Pacific construction 
party in South Dakota. 

Harry L. Smith, Phi Phi 1906, has been appointed assistant surgeon in 
the United States Navy. 

J. M. McGhee, Alpha Gamma, has accepted a position with the Bell Tele- 
phone Co., Columbus, O. 

Earl B. Matt, Alpha Gamma, ex-1906, is working for the Matt Car 
Wheel Co., Bamesville, O. 

£. E. Brougher, Eta 1888, who is an attorney in Linden, Tex., is a 
candidate for county judge. 

Warren J. Neville, Alpha Lambda 1902, is a candidate for the office of 
district attorney of Oshkosh, Wis. 

Hartley Shaw, Alpha Upsilon 1894, is serving as chief deputy district 
attorney for Los Angeles County, Cal. 

M. H. Jacobs, Phi Phi 1905, is engaged with other scientists in studying 
the unknown flora in British Columbia. 

Carl W. Ross, 1905, and George P. West, both of Alpha Eta, are reporting 
on the Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, la. 

William C. Webster, Alpha Pi 1887, was recently appointed to the chair 
of commerce at the University of Nebraska. 

Edward L. Andrews, Omega 1890, has been transferred from Chicago to 
New York in the employ of the Bell Telephone Co. 

Ward W. Pierson, Omega 1902, has been appointed acting professor in 
political science in the University of Pennsylvania. 

Lincoln Dixon, Lambda 1880, was recently indorsed for renomination to 
a seat in Congress by the leaders of his party in Indiana. 

Ralph A. Hamilton, Xi Xi 1905, is practicing law, and is at the same 
time superintendent of public schools, at Keystone, Wash. 

H. T. Frost, Alpha Gamma 1905, is in East Liverpool, O., superintending 
the erection of a large church, of which he is the architect. 

E. A. Green, Xi Xi 1905, is practicing law at Poplar Bluif, Mo., and is 
the Democratic candidate for prosecuting attorney of Butler County. 

A. V. Shotwell, Alpha Gamma 1905, is engaged in the practice of law 
with his brother, Benjamin Shotwell, Alpha Gamma 1902, in Omaha, Neb. 



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William D. Carter, Alpha Omega 1905, is superintending the construc- 
tion of a telephone line in Nevada. 

Howard D. Atwood, Eta Eta 1904, has accepted a position in South 
Amercia as manager of a plantation. 

Frank A. Engush, Phi 1906, has accepted a position with the New York 
and New Jersey Telephone Co., Newark, N. J. 

Arthur A. Johnson, Rho 1895, is superintending construction work lor 
the New Yoric Central Lines near Cleveland O. 

Joe a. Miller, Jr., Alpha Omega 1903, is backing a telephone line from 
Austin to Manhattan, the liveliest mining camp in Nevada. 

Butler College at the recent commencement conferred the honorary degree 
of LL.D. on Henry Jameson, Rho 1869, of Indianapolis, Ind. 

Nelson D. Brayton, Rho 1895, sailed the last week in June for Panama, 
where he will be a government interne in the hospital service. 

C. H. GuLUON, Lambda Lambda 1904* received his master's degree in 
mechanical engineering at Kentucky State College at the recent commence- 
ment 

Foster C. Wright, Alpha Upsilon 1899, and E. D. Hiller, Alpha Upsilon 
1900, are members of the real-estate and insurance firm of Hiller, Wright ft 
Co., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Earl D. Howard, Omicron Omicron 1902, was given the degree of Ph.D. 
by the University of Chicago in June. Dr. Howard recently won first prize 
for the best economic essay in the Hart-Schaffner Marx competition. 

At the Indiana Republican convention Judge Leander J. Monks, Lambda 
1865, was renominated for the supreme bench and Deputy Attorney-General 
Cassius C. Hadley, Rho 1884, was nominated for an appelate judgeship. 

John S. Weaver, Rho 1898, was nominated by the Republicans from 
Marion County for the lower house of the Indiana Legislature. Of seventeen 
candidates, eight to be selected, Brother Weaver received the largest number 
of votes. 

Farley Osgood, Alpha Theta 1897, general manager of the New Millford 
Power Co., New Millford, Conn., presented one of the leading papers at 
the annual convention of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, held 
at Milwaukee, Wis., in June. His subject was ''Experiences with Lightning 
and Static Strains on 33,000- Volt Transmission Systems." 

Jesse H. Blair, Delta Delta 1878, formerly of Denver, Colo., has left the 
West and returned to Indianapolis, where he has resumed the practice of law. 
In the early part of June Brother and Mrs. Blair visited New York Gty, 
where several of the Gotham boys met him at the Wednesday noon lunch in 
the Mills Building. Brother Blair is well known in Indianapolis, and will be 
heartily welcomed by the local brothers. 



MISCELLANEOUS NOTES 427 

In July announcement was made by the foreign office of France that the 
cross of the Legion of Honor had been bestowed upon a number of Ameri- 
cans. The list included the name of James £. Deering, Omega 1882, of 
Chicago. 

Charles Alung, Jr., Chi 1885, of Chicago, recently reeived a plurality 
of the primary vote on the Republican ticket in Cook County for county 
judge. The bosses of the dominating element in the party, however, were 
able to prevent his nomination by the convention. 

Among the Alumni of Eta Eta present at the reunion reception held 
during commencement week were the following: Morton B. French, 1903; 
Henry D. Cushing, 1903; Everett M. Stevens, 1901; Edward S. Calderwood, 
1901; Henry E. K. Ruppel, 1903; and Henry G. Safford, 1903. 

Van Wagenen Alling, Delta Delta, 1897, recently organized the Ailing 
Construction Co., with offices in the Chicago Savings Bank Building, Chicago. 
Brother Ailing has had a wide experience with one of the leading firms in 
the country, and his new concern will "do a general contracting and building 
business." 

Charles A. Elder, Kappa Kappa 1894, is president and manager of the 
largest and most influential building company in Los Angeles, Cal., known as 
the Los Angeles Investment Company. The corporation has a paid-up capital 
and surplus of over $600,000. Associated with him are Charles Cosset Davis, 
Gamma 1876, as vice-president and attorney, A. P. Thompson, Alpha Upsilon 
1897, as associate attorney, and J. D. Foss, Alpha Upsilon 1908, as head of the 
real-estate department 

John T. McCxnx:HE0N, with whose drawings the readers of this magazine 
are familiar, sailed the other day for Europe, to be gone for the entire sum- 
mer. He intends to spend some time in Paris. Then he will go to southern 
France; thence to Constantinople, Odessa, and Tiflis. The Caucasus, the 
Caspian Sea, and Merv are on his route, and he expects to journey by cara- 
van into China and a thousand miles into Siberia, from which country he 
will go east or west — ^as the mood directs — ^by way of the Trans-Siberian 
Railway. — Saturday Evening Post, July 14, 1906. 

After the terrible railroad accident at Indianapolis, resulting in the death 
of nearly every member of one of the Purdue football teams, it was proposed 
to erect at the university a $50,000 gymnasium as a memorial. Money was 
subscribed by alumni, active students, and individuals, until all but a small 
amount of the required sum had been secured. Just before the June com- 
mencement final requests were sent out in the hope of obtaining the entire 
amount by that date. On commencement morning President Stone announced 
from the chapel rostrum that he had just received a check from George Ade, 
Delta Delta 1886, for $2,500, completing the amount of $50,000. This news 
was enthusiastically received by the students. 



428 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

F. Charles Hume^ Alpha Nu 1896, of Houston, Tex., recently delivered 
an address before the Texas and Arkansas Bar Association, on 'The Young 
Lawyer," which attracted widespread attention. The speech was delivered at 
a banquet in Houston which concluded the session of the greatest bar meeting 
ever held in the Lone Star State. 

Austin O. Mabtin, Alpha Upsilon 1900, was seriously injured in a mine 
accident near Lovelocks, Nev. He was in charge of a property at that point, 
being developed by a company composed largely of Sigs from Los Angeles. 
Brother Martin was taken to a San Francisco hospital, went through the 
earthquake horror (the hospital wherein he was located being burned), was 
removed to Los Angeles, and is recovering steadily from his series of frightful 
experiences. 



Marriages 



J. W. Swisher^ Gamma, and Miss Nina Vogt, at Delaware, O., June i6, 
1906. 

S. L. Salle, Zeta Zcta 1899, and Maxine Elliott, at Dan, Ky., June 18, 
1906. 

Earl Crossdale, Phi Phi 1903, and Miss Brooks, at Germantown, Pa., 
May, 1906. 

Ralph Hays, Phi Phi 1905, and Miss Mary Hagy, at Lansdoune, Pa., 
June, 1906. 

John Wallace Shaeffer, Alpha Rho 1901, and Miss Susan M. Ball, at 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

Mason Bross, Omega 1883, and Miss Isabel Adams, at Peterborough, N. 
H., August 15, 1906. 

Frank McDonough, Jr., Eta Eta 1907, and Miss Beata N. Dils, at Ard- 
more, Ind. T., May 27, 1906. 

Benjamin Franklin Hegler, Jr., Alpha Xi 1904, and Miss Ida Ainsworth, 
at Lyons, Kan., June 14, 1906. 

WiujAM Horace Schmidlapp, Alpha Phi 1905, and Miss Jean Maxwell, 
at Cincinnati, O., June 16, 1906. 

Arthur Roy Wren, Theta Theta 1898, and Miss Harriet Lawrence, at 
Ypsilanti, Mich., in June 1906. 

Lloyd Logan Hamilton, Lambda Lambda 1903, and Miss Jane F. Carter, 
at Lexington, Ky., June 20, 1906. 

John Michael Jenkins, Jr., Alpha Psi, 1906, to Miss Elsie Hall Clark, 
at Nashville, Tenn., June 26, 1906. 

WiLUAM W. Tyler, Jr., Alpha Phi 1904, and Miss Josephine Deming 
Flohr, at Buffalo, N. Y., June, 1906. 

Ray Prbscott Johnson, Omicron Omicron 1902, and Miss Anna C. 
Davis, at Terre Haute, Ind., June 6, 1906. 

C. B. Russell, Gamma, and Miss Ilo Owen, at Delaware, O., June 14, 1906. 
Willlam Henry Lighstone, Jr., Alpha 1902, and Miss Nelle Childers, 
at Arkansas City, Kan., June 12, 1906. 



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Obituaries 



CLARENCE ATEN MILLER, BETA 1881 

Clarence Aten Miller, Beta 1881, died at his home in Los Angeles, CaL, on 
Tuesday, May 15, 1906, of anaemia, with complications, aged forty-eight ]rears, 
two months, and seven days. The funeral was held on Friday, May 18, but 
the remains were not interred until Monday, May 21, the day after the 
arrival of Professor Arthur M. Miller, who had left his home in Lexington, 
Ky., for Los Angeles immediately upon hearing of the dangerous nature of 
his brother's ailment. 

The deceased was the eldest son of Robert and Margaret McQuiston 
Miller, natives of Preble County, and after their marriage residents of Eaton, 
O., where, on March 8, 1858, Qarence was bom. His mother and two 
brothers. Professor Arthur M. Miller, of the State College of Kentudcy, and 
Marion M. Miller, of New York City, together with his widow, survive him. 
On November 15, 1905, six months before his death, Mr. Miller married 
Carolyn Case Barr, of Oakland, Cal., and brought his bride east for the 
wedding journey. They spent the Thanksgiving season with his mother, 
his two brothers coming home for what was the first family reunion since the 
death of the father in 1900, and proved to be the last presided over by the 
eldest son. A number of cousins of Mr. Miller were present on this occasion. 
On this visit Mr. Miller renewed many of his boyhood acquaintances, whose 
friendly interest was greatly augmented by the ingenuous charm of his 
young and devoted wife. Accordingly a deep sympathy for the widow of the 
deceased, as well as for the mother and brothers, has been expressed by our 
citizens. The Eaton High School alumni at their last annual banquet 
appointed a committee to express condolence to the bereaved relatives. 

Clarence g^duated from the high school as the valedictorian of the diass 
of 1876, his lifelong friend, William D. Stephens, now of Los Angeles, being 
the salutatorian. In company with two other Eaton friends, Clarence G. 
Reynolds, now a Presbyterian minister at Joliet, 111., and Gem R. Gilmore, 
the well-known legal practitioner of Dayton and Eaton, Clarence went to the 
University of Wooster, at Wooster, O., graduating there with special distinc- 
tion in 1881. Within the following year he was offered a professorship in 
mathematics at his alma mater, but this he declined, his heart being set on 
the practice of law. For a little more than a year he studied law in his 
father's office at Eaton. His health then failed, and he went to Kansas and 
there engaged in civil engineering. After a year or so of outdoor occupation 
he found himself with recovered health in San Francisco, where he finished 

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OBITUARIES 431 

his law course in the office of Bishop & Watt, the later being also an Eaton 
boy. Soon after his admission to the bar, Mr. Miller selected Los Angeles as 
a good field for practice and removed thither. He early formed a partnership 
with M. T. Allen (familiarly known as "Jin^" Allen), formerly of Greenville, 
O., and the new firm quickly became noted for its success in all lines of 
practice. 

Outside of his profession Mr. Miller early achieved distinction as a 
man of progressive ideas and unusual ability in impressing these upon his 
hearers. 

As his law business increased in volume and variety, Mr. Miller entered 
into practice by himself, making a specialty of mercantile law, upon which, 
at the time of his death, he was recognized as the leading authority in south- 
em California. He became attorney for a number of local banks, and was 
largely instrumental in the organization of the Merchants' Trust Company, in 
whose new building he had recently fitted up a large suite of offices for him- 
self and partner; for he had lately established the firm of Miller & Page by 
associating with himself a young lawyer, Benjamin E. Page^ who had received 
a large part of his legal training as Mr. Miller's chief assistant. 

While Mr. Miller in later years withdrew himself almost wholly from the 
entanglements of politics, he did not shirk any civic duties of a non-partisan 
nature which were assigned him. Two years ago he was one of the first to 
whom the newly elected mayor of Los Angeles offered a place in his official 
family, and he accepted the responsible position of fire commissioner. When 
the terrible disaster at San Francisco occurred, he was preparing to act with his 
fellow-members of the Fire Board and other public-spirited citizens for the 
relief of the refugees. But he himslf was stricken down at this juncture. 
It was thought at first that he had been prostrated merely by overwork, and 
that a few weeks' rest under the loving care of his wife would soon restore 
him. Three days before his death, however, the doctors discovered a most 
serious congestion of the internal organs. The next morning Mr. Miller sank 
into a stupor from which he recovered but once — that to murmur a loving 
greeting to his wife's sister, a trained nurse who had been summoned from 
Oakland to take charge of him. 

There are inexpressibly sad features about his death; a good son has 
been suddenly cut off in the prime of life, far away from his widowed 
mother ; a dear husband has been taken away from his bride of a few months ; 
and Sigma Chi has lost one of her strongest supporters in the West. 

The Los Angeles Alumni Chapter adopted the following resolutions at the 
last meeting of the chapter: 

Whbrbas, It has pleased Almighty God in his divine providence to remove 
from our midst our beloved brother, Clarence A. Miller, Beta, i88x ; and 

Wherbas, His brothers of the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of the Sigma 
Chi fraternity wish to honor his memory as a true and loyal wearer of the White 
Cross; therefore be it 



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Resolved, That in his death we have lost a tried and loTing friend, and the 
Fraternity an honorable and valued member ; and be it forther 

Resolved, That we extend to the family of our deiNuted brother our sincere 
sjrmpathy and condolence in their sad bereavement ; and l>e it further 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the wife of our late 
brother and to the Sigma Chi Quarterly, and that they be spread upon the 
minutes of the Chapter. 

Harry Leb Mart» 
Hartley Shaw 
A. P. Thomson 

HENRY S. DAVIS, ALPHA CHI 1898 

Henry S. Davis, of Philadelphia, Pa., died of typhoid fever, May i, 1906. 
Alpha Chi has expressed its sorrow in the following: resolutions : 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from this life our beloved 
brother, Henry S. Davis; and 

Whereas, His brothers in Alpha Chi Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity deem 
it fitting to place on record some testimonial of his services and loyalty as a 
Sigma Chi; be it 

Resolved, That, in our sincere grief and regard for our beloved brother, we 
will ever cherish his memory and manly character; and be it 

Resolved, That the members of Alpha Chi Chapter herd>y extend their heart- 
felt sympathy to the family of the deceased brother; and be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his bereaved relatives, 
and that it be published in the Sigma Chi Quarterly and entered on minutes 
of this chapter. 

James W. Quiggle 

Balser Webbs 

Ellsworth C. Dunxlb, Committee 



Brittain B. Webb, Eta 1876, of Forth Worth, Tex., reporter for the 
Court of Civil Appeals, Second Supreme District of his State, died June a8 
last. He was one of the foremost attorneys in the Southwest. 



Daniel Falus Wilson, Zeta Psi 1891, of Cincinnati, O., died at his home 
June 25. Brother Wilson was a prominent attorney and has always been 
identified with Sigma Chi interests in his home city. He will be remembered 
by all who attended the last Grand Chapter as one who contributed much to 
the pleasure of the visitors. 



College and Frater^iity Notes 

Beta Thcta Pi held its annual convention in Denver in July. 

Kappa Alpha recently entered Washington University at St. Louis, Mo. 

Delta Upsilon will hold a convention in Middlebury, Conn., October 24, 
25, and 26. With its limited chapter list this fraternity finds the annual 
convention plan very satisfactory. 

The Sigtna Nu Delta gives in the May issue an elaborate r^>ort of the 
installation of a new chapter at Syracuse University. Such affairs are ''nuts" 
to the editor of a fraternity magazine. 

Delta Upsilon honored two of her most prominent alumni — ^viz., Charles 
E. Hughes and William T. Jerome, both of New York — ^by giving them an 
elaborate dinner last spring. The affair was held at the D. U. Qub and 
assumed a national character. 

Phi Gamma Delta held a convention at Old Point Comfort last summer. 
This seems to be a very popular place for such occasions, and the suggestion 
has already been made to select this place, or some city in the immediate 
vicinity, for the next Grand Chapter of Sigma Chi. 

A prominent feature of our contemporaries during the past few months 
has been the story of the great earthquake in California. Sigma Chi came out 
very fortunately, and neither at the University of California nor at Stanford 
will the chapter suffer other than from the general effects of the dreadful 
calamity. 

The following very interesting bits of editorial matter are taken from the 
Delta Upsilon Quarterly for June : 

A bill was introduced into the recent legislature of the state of New York 
"to exempt real estate and personal property of Greek-letter fraternities, con- 
nected with a college or other institution of learning, from taxation, and repealing 
all laws in conflict therewith." 

Athough Delta Upsilon has eight chapters in New York state, seven owning 
houses and one about to purchase, we did not and could not support the measure, 
as class legislation for the benefit of the few at the expense of the majl>rity is 

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434 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 

eminently unfair. A chapter-house is no more entitled to exemption from taxa- 
tion than a boarding-house in a college town or a student's own home, which 
might be next door to a chapter-house, and certainly not as much as the house 
of a college professor who is aiding in the cause of learning. We beliere heartily 
in chapter-houses and in paying our own way. 

Delta Upsilon has been maturing a plan for the formation and p res er v a tion 
of a "Pan Hellenic Fraternity Library/' to be located in the New York Public 
Library under the care of Dr. Billings, the librarian, who has granted ample space 
and will bind and preserve the matter placed in his charge without expense to the 
fraternities. The plan has been presented to several fraternities which have 
agreed to co-operate with us. In the early fall a communication will be sent 
out over the signatures of those who have joined the proposition, asking that all 
fraternities unite to make the library complete. All fraternities wishing to join 
in this work are requested to write for further information to our librarian, 
William Oakley Raymond, 451 West End Avenue, New York City.^ 

For three consecutive issues we have presented a letter from every chapter. 
The October issue will be the critical test of the editor's opinion that it is possible 
for Delta Upsilon chapter editors to equal the record of Kappa Alpha and have 
a volume, and more, with an unbroken record. Will you be the one to spoil it? 

Our attention has been directed to comments on two very important 
questions bearing on fraternity matters, appearing in recent issues of the 
Michigan Alumnus, The material was published in the May number of the 
Phi Gamma Delta, and we reprint it here for the benefit both of active and 
alumni men. 

A SOLUTION OP THE FRATERNITY QUESTION 

"The trouble with the fraternity as it exists today is that it is sacrificing 
the development of college spirit to accomplish its end. The fraternity develops 
the individual; it does not develop college spirit." These words form the key- 
note of a discussion by Arthur G. Browne, 1903, himself a fraternity man, which 
has just come into the hands of the editor. According to this view, the solution 
of the problem lies in the broadening of college life, in making a fraternity man 
first a Michigan man. Granted the individualism of the fraternity is in many 
wajrs desirable, giving one self-confidence, poise, culture, and life-long friend- 
ships, it cannot, or rather does not, engender loyalty and devotion to one's alma 
mater. In this writer's opinion, the gain to the individual does justify the fra> 
ternity. It furnishes that "indefinable something which renders friendship noble, 
enduring, and unselfish;" but he seeks to bring the fraternity closer to the 
university in this, maintaining that "to bring college spirit to its highest develop- 
ment, it is essential that the class should be the basis of all college life." Notiiing 
is so conducive to college spirit as class spirit. Class rivalry and pride is 
the best possible inculcator of college spirit. To accomplish this, the freshman 
class should from its registration become a definite and strictiy defined unit. 
Each freshman should know personally every other member of his class. That 

^ Sigma Chi has indicated a willingness to join in this enterprise. — Grand 
Editor. 



COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY NOTES 435 

this may be possible, it is absolutely necessary that his interests are not taken 
up with upper-dassmen and his first friendships formed with others than his 
classmates. In other words, no freshman should be allowed to join, or even to 
affiliate with or pledge himself to, a fraternity. 

At the end of his first year, when he has become intimate with his classmates ; 
whei) the seeds of loyalty to his alma mater have been so deeply sown that they 
may never be supplanted; when he has had an opportunity to look over the 
ground and thoroughly understand the situation; when he is able to judge which 
set of young men will be most congenial and helpful — ^to whom he can give 
imstintedly the best there is in him, and from whom he can receive what they 
have to offer, as man to man, without toadsrism or hypocrisy — then, and not until 
then, is he ready to join a fraternity and claim a share of the privileges and 
benefits they afford. 

Being intimate with all the members of his class, the fraternity does not 
then become the "be-all" and "end-all" of his college career, but a means wherd)y 
he may receive that grooming so essential to the gentleman, and the daily "heart- 
to-heart" intercourse with real friends of his own choosing. In other words, 
fraternity elections should begin with the sophomore class. Especially is the pre- 
mature pledging of preparatory-school boys to be condemned. 

Having joined a fraternity, it is essential that all his activity be not con- 
fined to his chapter, but that constant intermingling with his classmates, both 
members of rival organizations and independents, be continued. This is to be 
fostered and encouraged in every way, but it is to be best developed through the 
agency of such splendid institutions as those established by Dartmouth, Harvard, 
and Pennsylvania, to accomplish just this end — yiz,, College Hall, the Harvard 
Union, and Houston Hall. Such clubs stand for the best expression of under- 
graduate life and cannot fail to promote that democratic good-fellowship which is 
its foundation. 

They are especially commended to all large institutions where fraternities 
tend to isolate the student body into diverse cliques. At these clubs the 
fraternity man loses his own identity as such and becomes the broad, wholesome 
college man, while the independent stands on absolutely the same ground without 
fear or favor. 

By way of precaution it is recommended that the board of governors, thoufl^ 
chosen by the whole student body, be composed of equal numbers of independents 
and fraternity men, with perhaps the added restriction that the president or 
chairman be always an independent. Then will it be assured that neither 
faction will ever dominate, and the club will be absolutely representative. 



THE UNIVERSITY AND THE FRATERNITIES 

An all-round view of undergraduate life is impossible without taking into 
consideration the fraternity. Some would have us believe that the fraternity is 
the incarnation of the undesirable. The fraternity man may, it is true, wear 
trousers of outlandish material, twice too large in spots and entirely inadequate 
elsewhere, and his overcoats might do credit to a minstrel show. Of all that we 
have demonstrable proof. But it is yet to be shown that his head is smaller or 
that his capacity is less than that of his more unfortunate brother, who has not 



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the privilege of putting so large a share of his father's wealth into extra cloth or 
outlandish design. May not many of the evils which are laid to the fraternity 
system as such be ascribed rather to the fact that a fraternity man is apt to hare 
a little more money than some of his fellows? It is a question whether, in a 
fraternity or out, his vagaries might not be just as striking. 

But the college man is only human when he seeks congenial companionship. 
However much one may love mankind in general, when it comes down to concrete 
instances there are few indeed who can love everybody or even make friends 
with everyone. There are always one or two individuals who furnish immediate 
proof of the impracticability of such an altruistic scheme of existence. We all 
know of some persons who have the uncanny ability to rub us just the wrong 
way. Whatever they do they never can suit us ; we know we are unreasonable, 
yet we seek the other man's society. He has at least the comfortable qtialificatton 
of being able to fit in with some of our own peculiarities ; he may not have the 
same ablity to arouse in us a fighting humor, but more agreeably he can calm our 
ruffled feelings. 

So in any college community, where there are so many opportunities for 
friendship and where so many interests lie along the same paths, it is not 
strange that the social body tends to disintegrate. As has been said : "You can't 
make a fraternity of the whole student body." This process of division and 
subdivision is only natural, and it has taken place in all large colleges in various 
degrees. In some of the universities the social units have become clubs, more 
or less elastic in their organization, permitting the individual still to maintain 
some really social relations with the rest of his class. In colleges where this 
conception is uppermost, the fraternity, if it exists at all, carries with it more or 
less the predominant club idea. But the problem at Michigan has worked itself 
out in another direction, and, paradoxical as it may seem in this most democratic 
section of the country, it has followed the most undemocratic extreme. The fra- 
ternities are, as a rule, more or less truly democratic in their choice of men. 
Therefore they think they are democratic. But once a man is sheltered bdiind 
the Greek-letter pale he is separated effectually from the mass of his fellows. 
That is, most of them are. There are alwajrs some who have enough force and 
vigorous personality to break through these narrowed limits to the broader and 
truer college life. Such men, however, are apt to be exceptional. But it is a 
significant fact that the more of these men a fraternity has, the stronger it is, 
both in itself and in the eyes of the more or less critical student body. 

There are, of course, distinct benefits which a fraternity man receives— of 
close organization, of lifelong intimacy, and of personal culture — ^which periiaps 
are wanting in the more happy-go-lucky give-and-take of the larger university 
life. These must justify the fraternity system as it exists at present; but they 
are, after all, selfish considerations, and it must be acknowledged that the spirit 
of the university is the loser. The fraternity man is apt to be first a member of 
his own Greek band, and it is only whatever loyalty and time is left over that 
he devotes to his alma mater. Nevertheless, the times are changing, and the 
ideal of the broader tmdergraduate life is becoming more generaL The ideal 
fraternity is the one that combines the charm and inspiration of personal 
friendship with the greater breadth and high endeavor of a true university life. 



COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY NOTES 437 

We hear very much in these days about the growth of corporations. It is 
certainly true that a very large percentage of the business, social, philanthropic, 
educational, and fraternal enterprises or organizations have deemed it wise and 
advisable to incorporate under the laws of some state and become in law artificial 
persons, being distinct and in a large measure separate from the natural persons 
which compose or stand behind these enterprises or organizations. There is 
reason in all this. Corporate liability is much more limited than indivdual or 
partnership liability. The rights, duties, and responsibilities of a corporation are 
better defined than those of a looser form of organization, such as our fraternity 
has been during the first fifty years of its existence. 

As long ago as 1892 Sigma Alpha Epsilon recognized the wisdom and advis- 
ability of incorporating. Its affairs had become so complex and diversified, its 
financial interests had become so important, that a corporate form of organization 
seemed to be the only safe and sane way of conducting its business. Conse- 
quently steps were taaken to have the fraternity incorporated under the laws of 
Tennessee. Since 1892, and until recently, the fraternity has assumed and 
supposed that it was thus incorporated. Recently, however, a question was 
raised about the validity of this incorporation, and upon investigation and report 
by an attorney in Tennessee, who was familiar with the proceedings which had 
been taken in 1892 toward incorporation, it was discovered that certain defects 
existed in the steps taken at that time which rendered all of those proceedings 
worthless. As soon as this was discovered, the matter was taken up again, with 
the restUt that Sigma Alpha Epsilon was incorporated on March 9, 1906, under the 
laws of the state of Illinois. 

The interesting fact connected with this incorporation, apart from the 
mere fact of incorporation itself, is that it was effected on the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the founding of the fraternity. March 9 is now known not only as 
Founders' Day, but also as Incorporation Day. On March 9, 1856, the fraternity 
was bom in Alabama, and on March 9, 1906, fifty years later, when it had spread 
from the South to the East, North, and West, it was given a new birth or 
corporate existence in Illinois. 

This time there is no question about the legality of the incorporation proceed- 
ings, and the fraternity is now a person in law, and has a legal existence. It 
has taken fifty years to take this step, and certainly no more fitting time could 
have been selected than March 9, 1906. — Sigma Alpha Epsilon Record, May, 1906. 



INDEX TO VOLUME XXV 



ARTICLES 



A Bit of Sigma Chi Reminiscence — John Jaines Piatt 12 

Andrew Brown Duvall, Epsilon i967— Robert Farnham 24 

Arthur Johnston McElhone, Epsilon 1902 346 

Brand Whitlock, Gamma 1893-— Orvt/Ze S. Brumback 244 

Chicago Almnni Chapter Banquet — Charles Ailing, Jr. 144 

Greek-Letter Societies at the University of Arkansas 7 

H. H. Newman, R. L. Holland, Robert E. James, Clarendon B. Eyer. . . . 248 

High-School Fraternities — S. R. Dunham 333 

Hubert Lemmon Sample — Thomas H, Sheppard 349 

Initiations — William A. Trimpe 330 

Installation of Omega Omega Chapter, The University of Arkansas — ^ 

John D. Rippey 4 

Is Reform Needed in Fraternity Initiations? — Wallace Radcliffe, H. H. 

Newman, R, L. Holland, Robert E. James, Clarendon B. Eyer 248 

Kappa Kappa Chapter's Annual Initiation and Alumni Banquet — Stanley 

S. Snyder 17 

Omicron's New Chapter-House — David Hunter Riddle 19 

Oscar John Craig, Xi 1881 — Frederick C. Scheuch 148 

Our Fair Allies — Benjamin F. McCann 132 

Roll of Initiates by chapters, 1905 151 

Rushing and Pledging— F. G. Larue 325 

Rho Rho Chapter-House — L. Roland Lord 241 

Sixth Province Convention — Yale C. Holland 336 

The Alpha Epsilon Chapter-House — George E. ProudHt 345 

The Inter-Fraternity Question— C. R. Candor 335 

The New York Alumni Chapter — Charles H. Eldridge 127 

The Philadelphia Bsaiqutt—John Jay Taylor 256 

The Philippine Alumni Chapter — Edmund Enrtght 260 

The Pin and Colors — Frank H. Payne 334 

The Second Tri-Province Convention — Henry Ralph Ringe 343 

The Seventh Province Convention — Wilbur P. Allen 254 

The Souvenir Booklet 1855-1905 — James Finck Royster 22 

The Third Province Convention — Justin M. Kunkle 321 

The University of Arkansas — Lonnie L, Campbell i 

Thomas Ewing, Jr.^Charles H. Eldridge , 142 

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POEMS 

Anniversary Song— C. H. Eldridge 27 

Brotherfaood — Warren HoUiday 340 

Than k sg i v in g Song— C. H, Eldridge 141 

The Rdigon of Brotherhood— fFolf^ Jfolcme 139 

EDITORIAL 

General aB 164 263 353 

COMMUNICATIONS 

General i^ a65 356 

LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 

Alpha 42 176 278 370 

BeU 43 176 278 371 

Gamma 43 I77 ^79 27^ 

Epsilon 31 170 272 36(2 

Zeta 40 175 277 369 

Eta 76 195 295 395 

Theta « 32 ^70 272 3^ 

Kappa 33 171 273 363 

Lambda 51 182 2B3 379 

Mu 44 178 260 373 

Xi 52 182 2613 379 

Omicron 34 172 274 364 

Rho 54 183 284 3ft) 

Phi 4 35 173 374 3IS4 

Chi 54 184 ^ ^ 

Psi ^ 40 175 277 3t^ 

Omega 56 185 ^85 381 

Alpha Alpha 85 ^oo 208 404 

Alpha Beta 81 ig8 296 401 

Alpha Gamma 49 i^i 282 378 

Alpha Epsilon 68 192 291 389 

Alpha Zeta 62 188 288 3B5 

Alpha Eia 73 I94 ^93 393 

Alpha Theta 88 201 300 407 

Alpha Iota 63 190 289 385 

Alpha Lambda 64 191 ^ 385 

Alpha Nu 77 196 295 396 

Alpha Xi 70 192 291 391 

Alpha Omicron 78 196 295 397 

Alpha Pi 66 191 290 3Q7 

Alpha Rho 38 174 ^ 3^ 



INDEX 



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Alpha Sigma .... 
Alpha Upsilon .. 

Alpha Phi 

Alpha Chi 

Alpha Psi 

Alpha Omega . . . 

Beta Gamma 

Delta Delta 

TjcXz Zeta 

Zcta Psi 

Eta Eta 

Theta Theta 

Kappa Kappa ... 
Lambda Lambda 

Mu Mu 

Nu Nu 

Xi Xi 

Omicron Omicron 

Rho Rho 

Tan Tau 

Upsilon Upsilon 

Phi Phi 

Psi Psi 

Omega Omega . . 



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83 
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46 
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60 

48 
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99 



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99 
93 
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80 198 



290 388 

297 401 

300 408 
276 a68 

396 398 

297 402 

392 392 

285 381 

a8o 374 

a8i 375 

299 4Q5 

^85 382 

a?7 384 

281 376 

282 377 
299 406 

293 392 
288 385 

301 410 

294 394 
297 402 

275 366 

301 411 

296 399 



College and Fraternity Notes 

Letters and Reports from Alumni Chapters 

Marriages 

Miscellaneous Notes 

Obituaries 

Personals 



113 223 316 433 

94 206 302 413, 

107 219 311 429 

103 213 306 424 

109 221 312 430 

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ILLUSTRATIONS 



Alpha Chapter, 1904-5 — Miami University 

Alpha Chapter, 1905-6— Miami University 

Alpha Epsilon Chapter-House — ^University of Nebraska 

Alpha Rho Chapter-House 

Andrew Brown Duvall , 

Arthur Johnston McElhone, Epsilon 1902 

Brand Whitlock 

Campus Scenes — ^The University of Arkansas 

Charles Allen Armstrong 

Dinner of the Chicago Alumni Chapter , 



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444 THE SIGM'A CHI QUARTERLY 

Frank Grant Higgins Opp. 

"From over the Sea to Frat Banquet" ** 

Hubert Lemmon Sample, Mu •* 

Main Entrance to Campus — ^The University of Arkansas ** 

Omega Chapter, 1905-6— Northwestern University ** 

Omega Omega Chapter — ^The University of Arkansas " 

Omicron Chapter-House — Dickinson College " 

Oscar John Craig " 

Phi Chapter— Lafayette College " 

Rho Rho Chapter-House " 

Sixth Province Convention " 

Third Province Convention " 

Thomas Ewing, Jr " 

Xi Chapter, 1904-5— De Pauw University " 

Xi Chapter-House — De Pauw University " 



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CONTENTS 



PROSE 

The New York Alumni Chaptee — CharUs H, EUridge 

Our Fair Allies— ^^^^ifflrfif F, MeCann . - . . 

Thomas Ewing, Jr. — Charles H. Eldridgi 

Chicago Alumni Chapter hKH^iVW.t— Charles Alling^Jr, • 

Oscar John Craig, XI i%^i --Frtderick C. Scheueh 

Roll of Initiates by Chapters, 1905 . . . - 



POETRY 

The Reugion of Brotherhood— lfa/i(W'^a/(Mi« 
Thanksgiving Song— C. /^. iffA/rw/ir/ 



EDITORIAL 



General 



General 



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COMMUNICATIONS 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 



Alpha • • 

Beta - - - 

Gamma • - 

Epsilon - ♦ 

Zeta - - - 

Eta - - • 

Theta - - 

Kappa - - 
Lambda 

Mu - - - 

Xi - - - 
Omicron 

Phi - • - 

Rho - - - 

Chi - - - 

Psi - . - 

Omega - - 
Alpha Alpha 
Alpha Beta 



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Alpha Gamma 
Alpha Epsilon 
Alpha Zcta • 
Alpha Eta • - 
Alpha Theta - 
Alplia Iota • • 
Alpha Lambda 
Alpha Nu - - 
Alpha Xi - • 
Alpha Omicron 
Alpha Pi . - 
Alpha Rho 
Alpha Sigma • 
Alpha Upsilon 
Alpha Phi - • 
Alpha Chi > - 
Alpha Psi • - 
Alpha Omega • 



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Delta Delta 
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Zeta Psi - 



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TheU Theta - - - t86 

Kappa Kappa • - t%!j 

Lambda Lambda - 

Mu Mu - - - - 

Nu Nu 202 

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Omicron Omicron 

Rho Rho • - - 

TauTau - - - 

Upsilon Upsilon • 

Phi Phi . . ^ - 

Psi Psi - - - - 
Omega Omega 



AMONG THE ALUMNI 

Letters and Reports from Alub*ni Chapters 

Miscellaneous Notes 

Marriages 

Obituaries : - 

College and Fraternity Notes - • - . 



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ILLUSTRATIONS 

Frontispiece— Thomas Ewing, Jr. - 
Dinner of the Chicago Alumni Chapter 
Oscar John Craig ... 
Frank Grant Higgins 



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Rho Rho Chaptbe-Housb— Z. Rtland Lord 

Baand Whitlock, Gamma 1893 — OrvUU S, Brumkiek 

Is Reform Kesded in Featsenitt Initiations?— ff'bAu^ Radcliffe^ H. H, Ntw- 
man^ R, L. HoOand^ Robert E. James, Omrendon B, Eyer . . . . 

The Seventh Peoviuce Convention — WUhtr P. AOen 

The Philadelphia Banquet— -/<?Aii /«jr Tayiar 

Tub Philippine Alumni Chaptee— jS^/hmmi^ Enri^ht . « . . . 



EDITORIAL 



General 



General 



COMMUNICATIONS 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 



Alpha - • 

Beta • - . 

Gamma • * 

Epsilon • - 

Zeta - - - 

Eta • • - 

Theta - - 

Kappa • - 
Lambda 

Mtt - • . 

Xi - - - 
Omicron 

Phi - - - 

Rho . - - 

Chi - - - 

Pii . . . 

Omega • - 
Alpha Alpha 
Alpha Beta 



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278 

279 
272 
277 

272 

273 
283 
280 

283 

274 
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284 

285 

277 
286 
298 
296 



Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
Alpha 
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Gamma 
Epsilon 
ZeU - 
EU • • 
Theta • 
Iota • • 
Lambda 
Ntt - - 
Xi - - 
Omicron 
Pi . - 
Rho 

Sigma - 
Upsilon 
Phi - . 
Chi - '- 
Psi - 
Omega • 



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29Z 
288 

293 

300 

289 

289 

29s 
291 

295 
290 
276 
290 

297 

300 

276 
296 
297 



Beta Gamma - • 
Delta DelU • • 
Zeta Zeta - > < 
ZeU Psi - • < 
EUEU- - - 
TheU Theu - • 
Kappa Kappa 
Lambda Lambda - 
MaMu - . - . 
NttNu - - . . 
XiXi . . . . 
Omicron Omicron 
Rho Rho • - ' 
Tan Tan - - - 
Upsilon Upsilon • 
Phi Phi • . - 
Psi Psi - - • 
Omega Omega 



AMONG THE ALUMNI 

Letters and Reports from Alumni Chapters 

Miscellaneous Notes 

Marriages 

Obituaries 

College and Fraternitv Notes *- 



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280 

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299 
292 
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301 
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ILLUSTRATIONS 

Frontispiece — Rho Rho Chapter-House - 

Brand Whitlock 

Alpha Rho Chapter-House 



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Opposite page 245 
Opposite page 276 



CONTENTS 



ARTICLES 
The Third Province Conventiow — Justin M. KunJde 

Rushing and Pledging — F, G, Larue 

Initiations — IViHiam A. Trimpe 

High-School Fraternities — S.- R. Dunham - . - - 

The Pin and Colors — Frank H, Payne 

The Inter-Fraternity Question— C R, Candor - - - 
Sixth Province Convention — Yale C Holland .... 
The Alpha Epsilon Chapter-House — George £: Protulfit - 
The Second Tri-Province Convention— /^«frr Ralph Rmge - 
Arthur Johnston McElhone, Epsilon 1902— J?tf^frr/5iniAtfiif - 
Hubert Lemmon Sample— Thomas H, Skeppard - - . - 

POEM 

Brotherhood— Wtrr^jf HoUiday 

EDITORIAL 



General 



General 



COMMUNICATIONS 



LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS 



Alpha - - • 

Beta - - - - 

Gamma • • • 

Epsilon - - - 

Zcta - - .- - 

Eta - - - . 

Thcta - • - 

Kappa - - - 

Lambda - - 

Mu - - - - 

Xi . - - . 

Omicron - - 

Phi - - - - 

Rho - - - - 

Chi - - - - 

Psi . - - - 

Omega - - - 

Alpha Alpha - 
Alpha Beta 



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381 

369 

381 
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Alpha Gamma 
Alpha Epsilon 
Alpha Zeta 
Alpha Eta • • 
Alpha Theta - 
Alpha Iota - - 
Alpha Lambda 
Alpha Nu - - 
Alpha Xi - • 
Alpha Omicron 
Alpha Pi • • 
Alpha Rho 
Alpha Sigma • 
Alpha Upsilon 
Alpha Phi - - 
Alpha Chi - - 
Alpha Psi - • 
Alpha Omega - 



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386 

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407 
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396 
391 
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367 
388 

40 X 
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Beta Gamma • • 
DelU Deka • • 
Zeta Zeta - - • 
Zeta Psi - - - 
EUEU- • - • 
Theta Tbeta - - 
Kappa Kappa 
Lambda Lambda - 
MqMu - . • - 
NttNu - - . - 
XiXi . . . - 
Omicroa Oniicron 
Rho Rho - - - 
TauTau • ^ - 
Upsilon Upsilon • 
Phi Phi . - - - 
Psi Psi - - - . 
Omega Omega ^ -, 



AMONG THE ALUMNI 

Letters and Reports from Alumni ^Chapters 

Miscellaneous Notes 

Marriages ... - 

Obituaries 

College and Fraternity Notes - . . - 
Index 



ILLUSTRATIONS 

Frontispiece — Third Province Convention - - - - Opposite 

Sixth Province Convention - Opposite 

Alpha Epsilon Chapter-House — University of Nebraska - Opposite 

Arthur Johnston McElhone - - - - - - - Opposite 

Hubert Lemmon Sample Opposite 

Phi Chapter — Lafayette College Opposite 

Alpha Chapter — Miami University -.-.-- Opposite 

Omega Chapter — Northwestern University - . - - Opposite 

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VOLUME XXV No. 4 



THE 



SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY 



Published in the Months of 

February, May, September, and November by 

the Sigma Chi Fraternity 



NEWMAN MILLER, Grand Editor 



September, 1906 



CHICAGO, ILUNOIS 



Entered September 14, 1904, at the Pott*Offioe at Chicago, 111., as Second 'ClaM Matter 

tmder Act of CongreM, March 3, 1879 



Directory of the Fraternity 



GRAND COUNCIL 

Grand Consul — Robert E. James Easton, Pa, 

Grand Annotator — Walter G. Zimmerman. . 1310 Monadnock Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

Grand Tribuns — Herbert C. Arms. . 26 Michigan St., Chicago, IlL 

Grand Quastor — Ralph F. Potter 1 107 Tacoma Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

Grand Editor — Newman Miller 5515 Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, 111. 

Grand Historian — Fred A. Pbrine 5535 Monroe Ave, Chicago, 111. 

Grand Prator — First Province — Kendall B. Crbssey, The Record^ Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

Grand Prator — Second Province — E. Lee Trinklb Wylheville, Va. 

Grand Prator — Third Province — Alfred F. McCormick, Union National Bank 
Bldg., Columbus, O. 

Grand Prator-^ Fourth Province — Walter S. Montgomery. . .Greenfield, Ind. 

Grand Prator — Fifth Proinnce — Lawrence T. Allen Danville, IlL 

Grand Prator — Sixth Proinnce — William E. Hardy, 1124 O St, Lincoln, Neb. 

Grand Prator — Seventh Province — Wilbur P. Allen Austin, Tex. 

Grand Prator — Eighth Province — Allen G. Wright, 1008 Mills Bldg., San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Grand Prcttor— Ninth Province — Maurice B. Dean, 20 Broad St., New YoA, 
N. Y. 

GRAND TRIUMVIRS 

Grand Quastor—KAhFH F. Potter 1 107 Tacoma Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

Grand Annotator — ^Walter G. Zimmerman. . i 310 Monadnock Bldg., Chicago, 111. 
Grand Historian — Fred A. Pbrine 5535 Monroe Ave., Chicago, 111. 

GRAND TRUSTEES 

C/ass I, Term expires in tgog 

Herbert P. Wright '. . .730 Delaware St., Kansas City, Mo. 

William L. Dudley Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 

Class 2, Term expires in igoj 

Howard Ferris Court House, Cincinnati, O. 

Orvillb S. Brumback Gardner Bldg., Toledo, O. 

Joseph C. Nate Beardstown, 111. 

PAST GRAND CONSULS 

First, 1 882-1 884, John S. McMillin Roche Harbor, Wash. 

Second, 1884-1886, Howard Ferris Cincinnati, O. 

Third, 1886-1888, Orvillb S. Brumback Toledo, O. 

Fourth, 1888-1890, Frank M. Elliot Chicago, 111. 

Fifth, 1890-1892, Walter L.Fisher Chicago, 111. 

*Sixth, 1892-1895, Reginald Fbndall 

Seventh, 1 895-1897, Ben P. Runklb Washington, D. C. 

Eighth, 1 897-1 899, William L. Dudley Nashville, Tenn. 

Ninth, 1899-1901, Joseph C. Nate Beardstown, lU. 

Tenth, 1901-1903, Robert Farnham Washington, D. C. 

Eleventh, 1903-1905, Orla B. Taylor Detroit, Mich. 



ACTIVE CHAPTERS 

CHAPTER AND LOCATION, ASSOCIATE EDITOR AND ADDRESS 

A]phm— Miami Unhretsity A. R. Timbemuui, Sigma Chi Hotue, Oxford, Ohio 

Beu— Unirenity of Wooater Gordon G. Ganrin, Sigma Chi House, Wooater, Ohio 

Gamma— Ohio Wesleyan Unirersitjr R. C. Nottingham, 135 N. Franldin St., Delaware, Ohio 

Bpsllon— George Washington Unireraity Risley G. Hunt, 1893 Riggs PI. N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Zeta— Washington and Lee Untrersity Lewis P. Bryant, Jr., Sigma Chi Hall, Lexington, Va. 

Eta-University of Mississippi Casa Collier, Sigma Chi Hall« Universily, Miss. 

Theta—Ptansyhrania College. Daniel A. Rupp, Sigma Chi Lodge, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Kappa— Budcnell University W. Stewart Duncan, Sigma Chi Hall, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Lambda— Indiana University Howard Kahn, 644 N. College Ave., Bloomington, Ind. 

Mn—Deniaon University Horace M. Huffman, Sigma Chi House, Granville, Ohio 

XI— De Panw University Mac Johnson, Sigma Chi House, Gteencastle, Ind. 

Omicion— Dickinson College J. A. Simpson, Sigma Chi House, Carlisle, Pa. 

Rho— Butler College James £. Montgomery, Sigma Chi Hall, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Phi— Lafayette College Howard C. Hottel, Sigma Chi House, Easton, Pa. 

Chl-Hanover College C. F. Elfeld, Sigma Chi House, Hanover, Ind. 

Psi— Uuversity of Virginia L. M. Clubman, m East Lawn, Charlottesville, Va. 

Omega- Northwestern University Nathan Aloock, 16x5 Judson Ave., Evanston* 111. 

Alpha Alpha- Hobart College Caleb D. Hammond, 67 Hamilton St, Geneva, N. Y. 

Alpha Beu— University of California G. E. Webber, Jr., 94x5 Bowditch St., Berkeley, Cal. 

Alpha Gamma— Ohk> State University Fred M. Secrest, 8a W. xoth Ave., Columbus, Ohio 

Alpha Epsiloo-University of Nebraska YaleC. Holland, 5x8 W. x6th St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Alpha Zeta-Beloit College Roy C. Andrews, 745 Milwaukee Road, Bek>it, Wis. 

Alpha Eta— State Univeistty of Iowa Ira Hiram Rockwood, 395 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, Iowa 

Alpha Theta— Massachusetts Institute of Technology Paul R. Fanning, 3xx Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

Alpha Iota— Illinois Wesleyan University Horatio C. Bent, 40X W. Graham St., Bloomington, 111. 

Alpha Lambda— University of Wisconsin C. J. Cudahy,630 Lake St., Madison, Wis. 

Alpha Nu— University of Texas Lodus J. Polk, Jr., 9304 San Antonio St., Austin, Tex. 

Alpha Xi— University of Kansas Paul J. Wall, S3 E. Lee St., Lawrence, Kan. 

Alpha Omicron— Tulane University Alexander Flcklen, 8x9 Carondelet St., New Orleans, La. 

Alpha Pi— Albion College James A. Campbell, Sigma Chi Lodge, Albion, Mich. 

Alpha Rho— Lehigh University W. Foster Banks, 334 Broad St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Alpha Sigma— University of Minnesota E. Winton Evans, x8o8 University Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Alpha Upsilon-Universlty of S. California J. D. Foss, Sigma Chi Hall, Los Angeles, CaL 

Alpha Phi -Cornell University C. S. Diehl, 5x9 Stewart Ave., Ithaca, N. Y. 

Alpha Chi-Pennsylvania State College Charles G. Yocum, Sigma Chi House, State College, Pa. 

Alpha Psi— Vanderbilt University Hendon Lehr, 9 Garland Ave., Nashville, Teim. 

Alpha Omega— Leland Stanford, Jr. University J. T. Tupper, Sigma Chi House, Stanford University, Cal. 

Beta Gamma— <}olorado College Thomas Hunter, XX35 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Delta Delta— Purdue University Earle P. Sanders, 4x7 Waklron St., Lafajrette, Ind. 

Zeta Zeta— Central University Guy L. Hundley, S37 W. Main St., Danville, Ky. 

ZetaPsi— Univexaityof Cinciimati Frank H. Payne, xx8 E. 4th St., Cindxmati, Ohio 

Eta Eta— Dartmouth College Warren Currier, Sigma Chi Lodge, Hanover, N. H. 

Theta Theta— University of Michigan Willis F. Durlin, 548 South State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Kappa Kappa-University of Illinois Karl Kiedalsch, 4x0 John St., Champaign, 111. 

Lambda Lambda -Kentucky State College A. P. Hamilton, Sigma Chi House, Lexington, Ky. 

Mu Mu— West Virginia University H. A. Reynolds, 69a N. High St., Motgantown, W. Va. 

Nu Nu-Columbia University Theodore H. Crane, 909 W. End Ave., New York, N. Y. 

XiXi— University of the State of Missouri J. W. Lapham, Sigma Chi House, Columbia, Mo. 

Omicron Omicron— University of Chicago Earl S. Smith, 5793 Washington Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Rho Rho - University of M aine Jesse H. M ason, Sigma Chi House, Orono, Me. 

Tan Tau- Waahington University H. M. Fullerton, Liggett Hall, St. Louis, Mo. 

Upsilon Upsilon— University of Washington Alton Cooper, 4705 xath Ave., Seattle, Wash. 

Phi Phi— University of Pennsylvania Clarence N. Callender, 3604 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pri P»i— Syracuse University Hyzer W. Jones, 70X Irving Ave., Syracuse, N. Y- 

Omega Omega— University of Arkansas Garland Hurt, WatUns Hall, Fayetteville, Ark. 



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ATLANTA, GEORGIA 

Hamtlton H. Douglas, Pres., 4x6 Century Bldg. ; Rswson CoUier, Sec^t 465 N. Jackson St. Aannal dinner. 

BALTHHOmS, MAXyUUtD 

Frederick W. McComat, Pres., 7-8 Abell Bldg.; Charles W. Humrichonse, Sec*y, Equitable Bldg. Annual 
dinner in November. 

BOSTON, UASSACHUSBTrS 

John A. Curtin, Pres. ; Lucius S. Tyler, Sec*yi 15a Stratlunore Rd., Aberdeen. 

CHABLBSTON, WKST TIBGINIA 

J. M. McConahey, Pres. ; C N. McWhorter, Sec'y* Annual dinner, first Saturday in February. 

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 

Stq;>hen T. Mather, Pres., 5638 Madison Ave. ; Charles S. Cole, Sec*y« x>3 5x>t St. Saturday luncheons, 19:30- 
9 p. M., Great Korth^ Hotel. 

CINCINNATI, OHIO 

Howard Ferris, Pres., Courthouse ; Malcolm McAvoy, Sec'y, First National Bank Bldg. 

CLBVBLAND, OHIO 

Edaon B. Bauder, Pres. ; Frank Combes, Sec'y, Z09 Burt St. 

coumBUB, <»no 
Alfred F. McCormick, Pres. ; George N. Barrere, Sec*y. 

DKNVBR« COLORADO 

Lucius M. Cnthbert, Pres. : Warren W. Holliday, Sec'y, X730 Sherman Ave. Saturday lundieons, zs lap-a p. m., 
Shirley Hotel ; monthly meetings on the first Saturday of eadi month, with dinner at Savoy Hotel ; annual 
banquet in May at the University Club. 

DBTBOrr, MICHIGAN 

D. W. Hawksworth, Pres., American Car and Foundry Co.; Charles F. Delbridge, Sec*y, 14 Butler Bldg. 
Saturday luncheons, xa-a p. m., Penobscot Inn. 

INDIANAPOUS, INDIANA 

C. C. Hadley, Pres., Z35-X39 S. Meridian St.; Dale J. Crittenberger, Jr., Sec*y, 530 Lemdce Bldg. Annual 
dinner. 

KANSAS CITV, MISSOURI 

Henry L McCune, PresM Courthouse; J. W. Kimberlin, SecVi 53* Altman Bldg. Saturday luncheons, xa: 
p. M., Johnston^s Chop House, 804 Deleware St. 

LOS ANGBLNS, CALIFORNIA 

A. P. Thompson, Prea., Am. Nat. Bank Bldg. ; Foster C Wright, Sec'y, 50X Citizens Bank BMIg. Daily lun. 
chcons, xa: 30-a p. m., Caf£ Bristol. 

LOUI8VILLB, KBNTUCKY 

Arthur Peter, Pres. ; William B. Rkks, Sec*y, 1307 W. Chestnut St. 

MILWAUKVB, WISCONSIN 

James S. Norris, Pres., GoMsmith Bldg. ; Carroll W. Smith, Sec*y* asa W. Water St. Monday luncheons, 
xa :3o-a p. m., Blatz Hotel. 

NABHVILLB, TBNNB8SBB 

Humphrey Hardison, Pres. ; Thomas Carter, Sec'y t Vanderbilt University. 

NBW OBLBANS, LOUISIANA 

Douglas Forsyth] Pres., lao Magazine St. ; J. Blanc Monroe, Sec*y, 906 Baronne St Regular annual meeting, 
last Saturday of Buxch. 

NBW VOBIC, NBW YOBK 

Maurice B. Dean. Pres., ao Broad St. ; Myron W. Robinaon, SecVi 95 Williams St. Wednesday luncheons, x p. 
M., Mills BIdgo Restaurant, Wall and Broad Sts. 

PBOBIA, ILLINOIS 

Lewis M. Reeves, Pres. ; Paul W. Cleveland, Sec*y, Masonic Temple. 

PHILADBLPHIA, PBNN8YLVANIA 

S. Lewis Ziegler, Pres., 1695 Walnut St. ; Duncan L. Buzby, Sec'y, X9x8 Chestnut St. Annual dinner. 

prrrsBURG, pbnnsylvania 
W. O. Sproull, Pres. ; C. B. Parker, Sec'y, 7x4 Ferguson Bldg. 

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 

W. H. Clopton, Pres. ; John D. Rippey, Sec'y, HoUand Bldg. 

ST. PAUL— MINNBAPOUS, MINNBSOTA 

R. E. Lovett, 709 Phoenix Bldg., Minneapolis ; J. W. Dunn, Sec'y, 3x98 3d Ave. So., Minneapolis. 

SAN PRANaSCO, CAUPORNIA 

Alexander R. Baldwin, Pres. 

SPRINGFIBLD, ILLINOIS 

George N. Kreider, Pres. ; Reed M. Perkins, xoth and Jackson Streets. 

TOLBDO, OHIO 

Orville S. Brumback, Pres. ; F. H. Kruse, 4x0 Spitser Bldg. Luncheons on first Saturday of each month, at the 
Videntine. 

WASHINGTOM, DISTBICT OP COUTMBIA 

Louts Mackall, Jr., Pres., 3044 O St. N. W. ; Arthur J. McEIhone, aox E. Capitol St. 



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