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SIGMA CHI QUARTH^Y 

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DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF 

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THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY, 

Vol. XIX. DECEMBER, 1899, No. i. 



THE TWENTY-FOURTH BIENNIAL CONVENTION. 

HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, PA., SEPTEMBER 1 2-1 5. I899. 

By George D. Harper, Zeta Psi, '91. 

Every Sigma Chi owes it to himself to attend a general conven- 
tion of the Fraternity while he is a sojourner in this vale of tears. If 
it is his good fortune to be present at any of them he is bound to ac- 
quire an enthusiasm for our grand society that will make endowment 
notes and alumni dues perpetual joys and loyal obligations. 

He learns that we have a form of fraternity government that is 
unexcelled. It is a pleasure to hear reports of development and to 
see the progressive spirit of the convention in its deliberations. He 
feels a confidence in the permanency of our society when he becomes 
acquainted with such grand officers and noble fellows as Joseph Nate, 
Charles Ailing and W. L. Dudley, who have with great ability super- 
vised the general work of the Fraternity, and then to meet men from 
every section of the country — all up to the Sigma Chi standard — why, 
he feels like jamming his hat on the back of his head, flashing his 
badge and living easy. The love of the Fraternity developed in chap- 
ter life is intensified at a grand chapter meeting. 

The convention at Philadelphia was held the week after the Grand 
Army Encampment, and the lavish decorations and the avenue of 
Fame were still in evidence. As I was struggling into the Hotel 
Lafayette one of the first of the brethren to hail me was Sam Ireland. 
He said, "What do you think of the arrangements? Did you catch 
onto the way the local committee has decorated the town? Did you 
see the G. A. R. sign on the front of the city hall? I think it stands 
for gang's all right. I'll take the same." The next person to whom I 
was introduced responded, "Pleased to meet me," which convinced 
me that he had the proper spirit. 

The committee arranged for a beautiful hall in which the business 
meetings of the fraternity were held. I hardly feel capable of giving 
a detailed account of these meetings. I think we will have to trust 



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the annotator, who stuck at the post of duty with remarkable fortitude, 
to refresh our memories in reference to our votes on various questions. 
He had to be a diplomat too. I know I was the delegate duly ap- 
pointed and qualified for the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter, and I saw 
Brothers Ferris and McAvoy vote one way while I voted the other 
way, and the annotator with becoming dignity, reported all our votes. 
They probably were laboring under that hallucination that there can't 
be a government without the consent of the governed. Judge Ferris 
voted to allow reporters at the banquet, which forced me to vote no, 
and support the position of Dick Slaughter "that he didn't want any 
reporters at the banquet to restrict any of his remarks." 

One of the evening sessions was set aside for an address of weU 
come and responses from different brethren. Brother Buzby of Phil- 
adelphia, who is one of the prominent attorneys of the city and an 
enthusiastic Sigma Chi, welcomed the delegates to the Quaker City 
in a speech teeming with hospitality and good wishes. He expressed 
the pleasure of the Philadelphia Alumni and of Phi Phi Chapter in 
the opportunity of entertaining the Grand Chapter. The chairman 
then called upon Grand Praetor Trinkle for some remarks. He is a 
finished speaker and his remarks were received with great enthusiasm. 

One of the delightful memories of the business sessions of the con- 
vention was the presence of our esteemed Grand Consul Dudley. He 
presided over all the deliberations with dignity and earnestness. The 
brethren at the convention appreciated his fraternal zeal to such an 
extent that a committee was appointed to give him a token of regard 
on behalf of the Fraternity.* 

On Thursday afternoon the brethren were given a boat ride as the 
guests of the Philadelphia Sigma Chis. A steamer was chartered and a 
jolly crew we had aboard. The committee obtained permission to 
land us at Cramp's Ship Yards where we carefully inspected a few 
hulls. It was a very good test for the boys. They walked under 
derricks and through boilers and on planks over the water and not 
one fell by the wayside. We also sailed by the North Atlantic Squad- 
ron which was at anchor in the river, and as we approached each war 
vessel we gave a glorious Sigma Chi yell coupled with the name of 
the ship. The officers and jackies appreciated our efforts. If some of 
them had been on board they would have enthused over the bravery of 
our men when the refreshments were served. The signal was given and 



*Thi8 committee did its work after the CooTention, and we had hoped to be able to present a 
cut of the beantif nl badipe which was ^ iren to Brother Dadley. The pbotoff raph was, howerer^ 
received too late for insertion in this issue. 



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in a flash we cleared for action. While the younger bretbern rushed 
at the amunition some of the more careful fellows lo<;ated the life {>re- 
servers. Songs were sung and merriment reigned supreme. The 
boat ride was a huge success and will linger in our memories as one of 
the joyful incidents of fraternity life. 

As a climax to a very successful convention we were shipped on 
a train for Atlantic City to participate in a banquet at the Hotel 
Windsor. This event will never be foi^otten by tfie good brethren 
who were fortunate enough to be present. The comoiittee in charge 
of the dinner performed its duty wonderfully well. There were about 
125 men at the table and at each plate was a very artistic souvenir menu 
card. 

The toastmaster and the older brothers sat at the head of the loi^g 
table. There were two wings to this table. Ailing and Miller pre- 
served order and bore themselves with befitting gr^ce over the rigl^t 
wing while the Paresis Club took violent possession of the wrong wing. 
The dinner itself was perfect. 

The toasts as arranged were as follows: 

Judge Howard Ferris, Toastmaster. 
The President of the United States. 

MUSIC. 

Sigma Chi. Dr. W. L. Dudley. 

The Sinews of War, Rev. Joseph C. Nate. 

The Quaker City, George D. Harper. 

The Embalmed Beef Chapter, Samuel R. Ireland. 

, The Men Who are Making Sigma Chi, TuOMAS Flavell. 

The Men Who Made Sigma Chi, Rev. Thomas S. Sampson. 

Judge Ferris is inimitable at a banquet table as be is every where 
else. It is no wonder the Sigma Chi boys love the Judge. I was de- 
tailed as a committee to try to get him to come to the convention. 
I knew that he wanted to come. He is a very busy man in Cincinnati. 
He was involved in the trial of an exceedingly important ca^e that week 
and also an active participant in state politics and when I just broach- 
ed the proposition , he said, "You know how I love to go to a Sigma 
Chi convention, but how can I do it? It is my duty to stay here at 
this time." I urged him that he had become a permanent feature of 
conventions and his duty was there. His fraternity enthusiasm finally 
overcame obstacles. He postponed law cases, politics and everything 
else and started for the scene of action. 

Judge Ferris is a brilliant toastmaster and he was at his best that 
night. A stenographer should have been there to have reported his 
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been at numerous banquets but I must say that I have never heard 
such delightful after dinner speeches. 

It is impossible at this date to properly review the speakers. 
Everybody had a chance on the floor and there were twenty-two 
speeches delivered. Now this seems awful to contemplate but we 
could have heard as many more in our enthusiasm. It was an im- 
promptu experience meeting and my regret is that the remarks of one 
and all could not be published in the Quarterly. I do know that the 
toastmaster said of Dr. Gessler's speech, "It was worth coming miles 
to hear." Dr. Gessler paid a beautiful tribute to Sigma Chi and he is 
himself a beautiful product of our good Fraternity. As Mr. James 
said, "When God made Gessler he made a heart and put a coating 
around it." 

I think that Judge Ferris was very glad that he had brought Mrs. 
Ferris with him when he listened to the beautiful speech of Brother 
Ailing on Sigma Chi Women. When he mentioned the name of Mrs. 
Ferris he had to pause to allow the brethren to applaud in vigorous 
endorsement of his graceful remarks. And Mrs. Ferris deserved it 
all. She is as loyal to the Fraternity as is her husband. A woman of 
most charming bearing and attractive personality, with a smile and a 
pleasant word for every Sigma Chi, the whole Fraternity is proud of 
her. She enj oys meeting the boys and delights in conventions and 
all I can say is, that if I were a married Sigma Chi I would train up 
my wife in the same way. This is a stealthy stab at the married fel- 
lows who are in evidence at conventions. Ailing meant the same. 
He and I are in the same class. Mrs. Ferris honored us on the boat 
ride. She was the only lady on board and the boys made her know 
at once that she was the especial guest of the occasion. 

During the convention a letter of Sam Ireland's was read by 
Judge Ferris in which Sam urged the Judge to come to the conven- 
tion. He treated the letter in a skeptical way, so in settlement thereof 
Brother Ireland read an alleged reply of Judge Ferris at the banquet 
board. It was a work of art and all that is necessary to be said is 
that Sam was in good form and the brethren were convulsed with his 
original witticisms. Sam is also a necessary aid to digestion at our 
social dinners. 

A feature of the evening was the deliverance of appropriate son- 
nets to different personages by Professor Slaughter, the bard, 
assisted by a Greek chorus. Their technique and attack showed 
genius. 

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tion and the fireworks display arranged by the Paresis Club should 
also be mentioned. Some of the rockets and bombs exploded in 
gorgeous colors while the set pieces showed tremendous preparation. 
They also reproduced Admiral Dewey in. white who, as soon as they 
touched him ofif, was recognized by everybody. 

The next morning before leaving many of us refreshed ourselves in the 
cool Atlantic. The last vivid picture in my memory was a string that 
morning with Brother Bailey with bright eyes and glowing cheeks on 
one end and a little white dog attached to the forward end, taking a 
dignified constitutional. Thus ended one of the most delightful con- 
ventions in the history of the Fraternity. 



GRAND CHAPTER NOTES. 

The literary program to which the second evening session was 
devoted, was manifestly a source of pride to all present. The pro- 
gram consisted of an elegant address of welcome by Duncan L. Buzby, 
Phi Phi, 'yy, the several happy responses, and the magnificent forma! 
address by Rev. T. A. K. Gessler, D. D., Kappa, '64, of New York 
City. Brother Buzby's words of welcome are appended : 
**Most Worthy Grand Chapter, Brother Delegates and Brothers of the 
White Cross of Sigma Chi : 

'* It is with the feeling of the greatest pleasure that I welcome 
you to our city, to our historic city, to our city so prominent for its 
mercantile interests and its wealth. 

"Your coming has been looked forward to by us for a long time, 
I may say it has been uppermost in our thoughts for months. You 
have come, we have seen you and are delighted, and as a representative 
of the Phi Phi Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Alumni of 
Philadelphia I bid you welcome with all the fervor that can come from 
true and loyal members of the Fraternity to its brothers. The Sigma 
Chi Fraternity. What marvelous growth, what phenomenal success. 
Born from the immortal seven it has grown in numbers from one 
chapter to fifty-one active and eleven alumni chapters, to nearly ten 
thousand men. Other fraternities^ who were considered strong have 
been distanced, and today we stand equalled by few, excelled 
by none, and in point of loyalty and ability and financial influence, I 
do not think that I exaggerate when I say it is not possible to find in 
the same space of time any fraternity that has made such progress. 

"As I stood at the door of the assembly room last night watch- 
ing the delegates and the alumni crowding in, I was not surprised at 
this wonderful progress, for the zeal and interest which was shown by 



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everyone, shows most thoroughly how near and loyal their feelings 
were to the White Cross, and I said to myself, if this is a showing in 
fifty years what will it be at the end of its century. 

" I have always been an enthusiastic member of the Sigma Chi 
Fraternity, and I love to look back on the happy days of my connec- 
tion with the Fraternity. Golden days they were for they brought in 
my youth, happiness and good fellowship, and in later life, fond 
remembrances and firm friendships. There was one of our members, 
in fact one of our founders, who in a speech at a banquet at Chicago 
last April, spoke long and earnestly of the ' Dawn of Sigma Chi.' 
Although he is not with us I am glad that he is of us still to see it in 
its glorious meridian of success with no fear of an evening of adver- 
sity and decline. 

**I would like to digress, with your permission most Worthy 
Grand Consul, to make a suggestion which has been brought before 
me by several people with the request that I make it ; namely, that 
some action be taken during your sessions in the Convention looking 
to the establishment of new chapters in the Eastern States. This 
Fraternity has always been so prominent in the West and South and is 
now holding its own so actively in the Middle States, that it seems to 
me that there has never been the same push and activity about the 
foundation of chapters in the Eastern States. There are several col- 
leges in which chapters could be organized advantageously. Williams, 
Amherst, Trinity and Yale oflfer opportunities, and without wishing to 
be officious, I would earnestly ask that this matter be looked into and 
some means devised for the consummation of this idea. 

" And now my brothers in conclusion, this Twenty-fourth Biennial 
Convention is one of the most important which has ever taken place. 
I feel sure that by your wise policy and careful deliberation you will 
place it on record, that this was of great service and the means by 
which the prosperity of our Fraternity was greatly enhanced." 

The several responses were : In behalf of the Fraternity by Grand 
Consul Dudley ; in behalf of the Grand Praetors by E. Lee Trinkle, 
Grand Praetor of the Second Province ; in behalf of the active mem- 
bership by James L. Humphrey, of Gamma Gamma, and J. Randolph 
Tucker, of Zeta ; in behalf of the " Baby Chapter" by K. C. Johnson, 
of Beta ; in behalf of " The Old Guard " by John B. McPherson, Theta, 
of Gettysburg, Pa.; in behalf of the Alumni by Judge Howard 
Ferris, Mu, of Cincinnati. 

• * • 

The report of the committee on Alumni Extension read by Dr. 
T. A. K. Gessler, of New York City, chairman of the committee, 
undoubtedly expresses the best judgment of the Fraternity. We. 
quote from the report : 

" Hardly any subject that will come before this Convention sur- 
passes in importance the subject of Alumni Extension. Many of our 



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older alumni have slipped away from all active participation in the 
work of the Fraternity. This is partly due to the fact that no pro* 
vision exists for fostering such an interest in the early years of 
life as a brotherhood. The time has arrived when this subject is of 
tremendous importance. If we can do anything toward making our 
fraternal affiliation to hold its power undiminished through the life- 
time of all our membership, we shall by that fact alone establish its 
perpetual oower. Our alumni must not be allowed to drift away 
from us. One of the means that may be helpful in keeping in touch 
the widely scattered alumni membership of our Fraternity is through 
Alumni Chapters. These should be established in every city where 
there is a sufficient number of them to meet the requirements of our 
constitution. We are satisfied that the Fraternity has everything to 

Jain and nothing to lose by making the establishment of Alumni 
!hapters as easy and cheap as possible." 

• • • 

The following officers were elected unanimously from nominations 
made on the floor at the last session of the closing day : 

Grand Consul, Joseph C. Nate ; Grand Tribune, Charles Ailing ; 
Grand Quaestor, James P. Bicket ; Grand Annotator, Herbert C. 
Arms ; Grand Editor and Grand Historian, Newman Miller. 

The following Grand Praetors were reported as elected by the 
delegates from their respective provinces : 

First Province — V. S. Anderson, Kappa, '95, Third and Cooper 
streets, Camden, N. J. 

Second Province— E. L. Trinkle, Sigma Sigma, '92, and Psi, '98, 
WytheviUc. Va. 

Third Province — C. A. Wiltsee, Mu, '97, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Fourth Province— W. R. Cofifroth, Delta Delta, Lafayette, Ind. 

Fifth Province — E. M. Dexter, Alpha Lambda, '92, 310 Mont- 
gomery Building, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Sixth Province — A. A. Bischoff, Alpha Epsilon, *98r Lincoln, Neb. 

Seventh Province — L. P. Leavell, Eta, '99, Washington, Miss. 

Eighth Province — A. H. Jarman, Alpha Omega, San Jose, Cal. 

Ninth Province — W. H. P. Conklin, 1263 Bedford avenue, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Grand Annotator Arms, Grand Quaestor Bicket and Grand 
Praetor Dexter were elected Grand Triumvirs. 



One of the happiest incidents of the Convention occurred at the 
evening session Tuesday, September 14th, when, immediately follow- 
ing the formal opening of the session, Grand Consul Dudley presented 



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to the Fraternity a handsome ebony gavel trimmed in silver. The 
spontaneity and fervor of the unanimous rising vote extending the 
thanks of the Fraternity to the Grand Consul for his generous, valu- 
able and appropriate gift, spoke more than thanks for the present 
token. The Fraternity accepted a fine opportunity to say to Doctor 
Dudley that Sigma Chi loves him for his true brotherliness. 



In all its history the Fraternity never held a Grand Chapter which 
was so (Constantly stimulated'to good cheer and hope for the future by 
the news of substantial progress both generally and locally. At the 
Wednesday evening session the following letter was read from the 
chair : 

Champaign, 111., Sept. 4, 1899. 

To the delegate of Kappa Kappa Chapter^ and through him to the Grand 
Chapter of Sigma Cni, greeting : 
"At the time this will reach you, the 'Sigs ' of Illinois are bidding 
a last farewell to the old chapter hall. They are bearing from it the 
sacred bones of Constantine and their charter. They are dedicating 
to Sigma Chi the finest chapter house in the State of Illinois, and 
wish to tell the Grand Chapter that on this evening the prosperity of 
Sigma Chi is being celebrated by the twenty-five resident * Sigs ' of 
Kappa Kappa Chapter, gathered for the first time in their new hall.''^ 



The report of the committee on provincial conventions and chapter 
inspection made two recommendations which are certainly worthy of 
being carried out. This committee believed that provincial conven- 
tions should be held in each province during the years in which the 
Grand Chapter is not held ; and that some provision should be made 
to defray the expenses of the Grand Praetors for an , annual visit to 
each chapter in their provinces, and to the provincial conventions in 
their provinces. 

• * • 

The enthusiastic devotion to the upbuilding of Sigma Chi, which 
pervaded the Grand Chapter, was evidenced by the rounds of applause 
with which Brother Nate's reading a letter from Brother S. D. Clayton 
reporting the initiation of the fifty-first active chapter. Beta, was 
received. Doubtless Beta will hear the echo of those convention 
cheers from every Sigma Chi who either directly, or indirectly, has 
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GRAND CHAPTER NOTES. 13 

The following is a list ot the delegates who attended the Twenty- 
fourth Grand Chapter : 

Delegate. Class. Chapter. Address* 

L. C. Maxwell 'oo Alpha Liberty, Ind. 

D. H. Leas '01 Gamma Delaware, Ohio. 

H. C. Cobum '00 Epsilon. . / Washington, D. C. 

John Randolph Tucker '98 Zeta Lexington, Va. 

A M. Leigh^ *oo Eta Charleston, Miss. 

Wm. G. Leisenring 'oi Theta Chambersburg, Pa. 

Rush H. Kress 'oo Kappa Lewisburg, Pa. 

Edward W. Davis 'oo Lambda Rising Sun, Ind. 

Clifford A. Wiltsee '97 Mu Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Ray C. Haynes '99 Xi Anderson, Ind. 

W. S. Rothermal '00 Omicron Fleetwood, Pa. 

Joseph I. Sweeney *oi Rho Columbus, Ind. 

R. D. Cook — Tau Norfolk, Va. 

Thomas B. McGregor 'oi Chi Madison, Ind. 

E. Lee Trinklc '98 Psi Wytheville. Va. 

No delegate * — Omega 

Rev. R. J. Phillips '95 Alpha Alpha Slaterville Springs, N. Y. 

Tames Luther *— Gamma Gamma. . 

Wm. A. Atkins '01 Delta Delta Indianapolis, Ind. 

Harry Homberger •— Zeta Zeta ; — 

L. B. Blakemore '01 Zeta Psi Cincinnati, Ohio. 

No delegate •— Eta Eta 



Arthur D. SUnsell '99 Theta Theta Detroit, Mich. 

W. J. Brown 'oo Kappa Kappa Urbana, 111. 

LF. Musselman, Jr *oo Lambda Lambda.. Lexington, Ky. 
jwis Yeagcr 'oo Mu Mu Marlington W. Va. 

W. U. Moore 'oo Nu Nu New York. N. Y. 

K. C. Johnson •02 .Beta Lutonia, Ohio. 

Hamlet H. Whiffin 'oo Xi Xi Kansas City, Mo. 

S. K. Green •— Sigma Sigma 

Louis A. Dewing 'oo Phi Phi Boston, Mass. 

No delegate •— Alpha Beta 



Julius 'nieobaid • • • • '97 Alpha Gamma .... Columbus, Ohio. 

W. P. Fitzgerald *oo Alpha Epsilon Lincoln, Neb. 

Von Oeden Vogt '01 Alpha Zeta Chicago, 111. 

Guy Magee, Ir '99 Alpha Theta Chicago, 111. 

James P. Bicket "97 Alpha Iota Chicago, 111. 

F. W. Jones 'oo Alpha Lambda Madison Wis. 

George A. Robertson '00 Alpha Nu Dallas, Texas. 

M. A. Smith 'oo Alpha Xi Cawker City, Kas. 

S. S. Labouisse 'oo Alpha Omicron. . . New Orleans, La. 

Burt H. Parks 02 Alpha Pi Battle Creek, Mich. 

E. T. Satchell '00 Alpha Rho Bethlehem, Pa. 

T. L. Daniels *oo Alpha Sigma Minneapolis, Minn. 

No delegate *— Alpha Tau 

H. L. Fleming '99 Alpha Upsilon Bloomington, 111. 

J. W. O'Leary '99 Alpha Phi Chicago, 111. 

D. Eynon *oi Alpha Chi State College, Pa. 

George Marshall *02 Alpha Psi Nashville, Tenn. 

Harry L. Fleming '99 Alpha Omega Bloomington, 111. 

ALUMNI CHAPTERS. 

Chicago — Delegate and Alternate absent. 

New York Alumni— Rev. Theodore A. K. Gessler, Kappa, '67, New York, N. Y. 

Philadelphia Alumni— A. P. Willis, Alpha Phi, '92, Philadelphia, Pa. 

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CincioDati Alumni — Geo. D. Harper, Zeta Psi, '91, CiDcioaad, Ohio. 
Active Chapters represented — 40. 
Alumni Chapters represented— 4. 
Total representation— 50. 
Total registration— 129. 

♦ * * 

Other Sigma Chis who were present at the Grand Chapter and 

registered were : 

Abbey, William B.. Phi Phi, '76, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Acker, George N., Theta, '72, Washington, D. C. 
Ailing, Charles, Chi, '85, Chicago, 111. 
Atkinson, Curtis, Lambda, '97, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Arrison, Wm. E., Phi Phi, '99, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Bailey, Orville £., Kappa. '96, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Barth, Carl H., Zeta Psi, *02, Cincinnati, O. 
Bradley, M. C, Omega, '99, Bloomington, Ind. 
Burnham, Smith, Alpha Pi, '92, West Chester, Pa. 
Buzby, Duncan L., Phi Phi, '^^, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Canby, Harry B., Mu, '98, Dayton, O. 
Choblan, B. W., '98, Cincinnati, O. 
Colby, Frank G., Mu, '98, Dayton, O. 
Conklin, W. H. Peer, Alphia Phi, '95. Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Connell. Ezra H.. Phi Phi, '98, Scranton, Pa. 
Cook, W. L., Alpha Phi, *oo, Princeton, N. J. 
Davis, H. S., Alpha Chi, '98, York, Pa. 
Davis, Reginald S.. New York, N. Y. 
Dean, Wm. J., '96, New York, N. Y. 
Deatrick, Parvin E., Theta, *94, Martinsburg, W. Va. 
De Silver, T. Francis, Phi Phi, *oo, Washington, D. C. 
Dexter, Edward M., Alpha Alpha, '92, Milwaukee, Wis. 
Dickey, Frank R., Alpha Phi, "95, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Dudley, Wm. L., Zeta Psi, *8o, Nashville, Tenn. 
Dully, John O. C, Alpha Nu, '97, Austin, Texas. 
Edmunds, George L., Epsilon, '94, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Erdman, Howard B., Theta, '97, Macungie, Pa. 
Farnham, Robert, Epsilon, '64, Washington, D. C. 
Ferris, Howard, Mu, '76, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Fisher, George F., Xi, *oi, Anderson, Ind. 
Forsyth, Harry, Alpha Omicron, *oi. New Orleans, La. 
Hall, Harry R., Alpha Gamma, '89, Middlesborough, Ky. 
Harshan, Jr., J. T., Alpha Theta, *99, Chicago, III. 
Hock, Wm. R., Theta, '^^, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Holland, G. F., Lambda, ex-*95, U. S. S. Massachusetts. 
Howard, Earl D., Omicron Omicron, *oi, Chicago, 111. 
Humphrey, J. L., Gamma Gamma, '01, Round Hill, Va. 
Ireland, Samuel R., Theta Theta, '89, Washington, D. C. 
James, R. E., Phi, '69, Easton, Pa. 
Kirby, Lewis H., Theta Theta, 'oi, Kalamazoo, Mich. 
Kittleman, Jr., W. W., Theta Theta, 'oi, Detroit, Mich. 
Kunkle. Justin M., Mu Mu, '96, Morgantown, W. Va. 
Lister. Jr.. Charles C, Phi Phi, 'oi, Philadelphia. Pa. 
Lvnch. J. Mortimer, Epsilon, '02, Washington. D. C. 
Maxwell, Wm. A., Alpha Chi, *02, Bryn Maur. Pa. 
Marshutz, J. H., Kappa, Kappa. '98, Milwaukee, Wis. 
McAvoy, Malcolm, Zeta Psi, 97, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
McLaughlin, Grant B., Phi Phi, '02, Philadelphia, Pa. 



McPherson John B., Theta, 'Ss, Gettsyburg. Pa. 
Meeargee. George L., Phi Phi, *oi, Coatesville, 1 
Miller. Newman. Alpha Pi, '93, Albion, Mich. 



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Minnich, M. Reed, Theta, '70, Philadelphia, Pa. 

MoDt^omerv, £. £.» Mu, '71* Philadelphia, Pa. 

Murnon, Joon M., Gamma, *oi, Deleware, Ohio. 

Kate, Joseph C, Alpha Iota, '90, Chicago, 111. 

O'Neal, A. H., Theta, 'oi, Gettsyburg, Pa. 

Potter, Henry A., Phi Phi, "jy, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Raymond, C. B., Mu, '92, Smyrna, Del. 

Redington, R. B. E^ilon, *02, Washington, D. C. 

Richardson, A. £., Theta Theta, '99, Saginaw, Mich. 

Richardson, Howard, Theta Theta, *oi, Saginaw, Mich. 

Robertson, George Eustis, Omicron Omicron, *95, New York, N. Y. 

Rosensteel, W. F., Alpha Phi, ,01, Johnstown, Pa. 

Robenacky, W., Phi Phi, *02, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Samson, Thomas S., Epsilon, '64, Germantown, Pa. 

Schissler, John H., Mu Mu, '01, Morgantown, W. Va. 

Scratchley, Francis, A., Zeta, ^77, New York, N, Y. 

Shaeffer, J. Wallace, Alpha Rho, *oi, Fleetwood. Pa. 

Slaughter, E. Dick, Alpna Nu, 'oo, Dallas, Texas. 

Smith, Edward I., Phi Phi, '99, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Stewart, Wm. S., Iota, '58, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Talbott, H. Worthington, Alpha Phi, '99. Rockville, Md. 

Trowbridge, Chas. R., Theta, '82, Easton, Pa. 

Wentz, Perry, Phi Phi, 'oi, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Westfeldt, George G., Alpha Omicron, '01, New Orleans, La. 

Wilkins, Eugene B., Phi Phi, '96, Washington, D. C. 

Wolvertup, Kappa, '98. 

Wright. Thomas W., Alpha Phi, '02, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Ziegler, S. Lewis, Phi Phi, '85, Philadelphia, Pa. 



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MRS. ROBERT FARNHAM. 

Emma Lowry Farnham, wife of Dr. Robert Farnham, Epsilon '64, 
and mother of Brother Robert Farnham Jr. and W. Lowry Farnham, 
died at the family residence, 1 103 M street Northwest, Washington, D. 
C, in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 4th, after an illness of 
eight weeks. Her funeral took place Friday afternoon, October 6th, 
at the church of the Ascension. Rev. Dr. John H. Elliott, rector of 
the church, officiated, assisted by Rev. David Barr, of Kensington, 
and Rev. Dr. William L. Snyder, of the church of the Incarnation. 
The services were those adopted by the Protestant Episcopal church. 
At the conclusion of the services the remains were taken to Glenwood 
cemetery for interment. 

The Washington Post in announcing Mrs. Farnham's death paid an 
expressive tribute to her noble life. It said: "Mrs. Farnham has been 
well known in Washington as a true philanthropist, being connected 
with several societies of this character. Many poor and needy persons 
will lose in her a friend. Her generosity, bright, sunny nature, and 
ever-ready sympathy will be sorely missed by all her friends." 

That the conspicuous merit, with which Mrs. Farnham's life was 
dignified in the public appreciation, was really hers, was constantly 
acknowledged by all who came more intimately within the circle of 
her womanly influence. Her tenderness, her sympathy for all, and 
the unusual talent and energy which enabled her to achieve the noblest 
ideals, gave to her every thought and act the powerful sanction of 
true Christian culture. 

Mrs. Farnham loved Sigma Chi. What greater blessing can 
come to any man, or organization of men, than the devotion of a true 
woman? Surely the Sigma Chi Fraternity need seek no more conclu- 
sive proof of its' true worth than that it won and held while her life 
lasted the complete devotion of Mrs. Robert Farnham. 

Mrs. Farnham's first interest in Sigma Chi dates back more than 
thirty-three years. In 1866 she attended the literary exercises ot the 
Sixth Grand Chapter, and she was also present at the Eighteenth 
Grand Chapter in Washington in 1890. This Grand Chapter 
voted her a resolution of thanks for a floral cross. She was present at 
the Twenty-third Grand Chapter at Nashville, and had her health been 
sufficiently robust she would have attended the recent Grand Chapter at 
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of Epsilon Chapter, and that she has been an inspiration to the active 
brothers in that chapter is shown by the following letter: 

Dear Brother Miller: I transmit herewith a copy of the reso- 
lutions adopted by Epsilon on the death of Mrs. Farnham, which sad 
event occurred on the 4th of this month. Though so long ill» Mrs. 
Famham was always bright and cheerful and our hopes were high, up 
to the last moment, for her ultimate recovery. 

Mrs. Farnham has always been a warm friend of our chapter, and 
has helped us in many ways, especially during the last few years when 
the chapter was enduring hardships and the light of hope was burn- 
ing low. Last winter she presented us with several articles for our 
rooms, and with a stole to be worn by the deliverer of the charge, 
embroidered by herself. 

Not only Epsilon chapter, but the Fraternity at large, has borne 
witness to the generosity of this noble woman and her devotion to the 
interest of Sigma Chi. Few who were present at the convention of 
1890, which was held in this city will forget the beautiful white cross 
of immortelles which adorned the convention hall. This cross was 
the work of Mrs. Farnham, and now decorates the library at Dr. 
Farnham's home. 

If any woman could be a Sigma Chi, that woman would certainly 
have been Mrs. Farnham, and I am sure that the whole Fraternity 
will mourn with our dear Brothers in their grievous loss. 

October 30, 1899. Yours in Sigma Chi, 

Arthur J. McElhone. 
Epsilon 1902. 

RESOLUTIONS OF EPSILON CHAPTER. 

Whbkbas, It has pleased Almighty God, in his Dirine Proridence, to remore from our 
midst Emma I^owry Farnham, wife of Brother Robert Famham, £psilon, *64, and mother of 
Brothers Robert Farnham, Jr., Epsilon, *96, and Alpha Rho, *9B, and W. Lowry Famham, Epsilon 
and Theta, thereby depriring them of a tnte and loring wife and deToted mother, and 

Wbbkbas, She has, by her warm sympathy and active support at all times, proven herself 
the tme friend and benefactress of onr Chapter and Fraternity, endearing herself to everyone of 
as by her sweet and generous nature, and awakening in our hearts with her noble and unselfish 
friendship all the truest and best teachings of onr beloved Brotherhood, and 

Wbbbbab, In view of the above considerations, we feel that the loss of onr brothers is at 
the same time the saddest bereavement to us all, and to each of us. Therefore be it 

RtMcivtd^ That the Epsilon Chapter extends to its brothers in this time of their affliction its 
heartfelt sympathy, reminding them that the gloom which is thus sadly and suddenly cast upon 
their hearts has likewise thrown its shadow over ours, and that in this time of our sorrow and 
grief, downcast and lieartsore in our bereavment, we must ever feel ourselves drawn closer than 
ever together in the sacred bonds of Bigma Chi. 

RtMohnd^ That a copy of these resolutions be placed in the hands of Brother Robsrt 
Famham, that a copy be transcribed in the minutes of this chapter, and a copy be sent for publi- 
cation in the next issue of the Sioma Ohi Quabtbkly. 

RESOLUTIONS OF PHI PHI CHAPTER. 

Whbbbas, The Phi Phi Chapter of Sigma Ohi has leamed this day of the death of Mrs. 
Emma Lowry Famham, wife of Brother Robert Famham, Epsilon, *04 and mother of Brothers 
Robert Famham, Epsilon, *96, and Alpha Phi, *90, and William Lowry Famham, Epsilon mad 
Thcia: be it 

Rt$otv€d^ That the Chapter express to the brothers its earnest sympathy and fraternal 
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regret at the lorn to Si^ma Chi of one of its most faithful supporters and fr^neroiis heartsd f riMids. 
▲ad be it farther 

Rttotvtd^ That a copy of the above resolutions be forwarded at once Ip Bftotber %tfbnt 
Famham and that the same be published in the next number of the Sigma Ohi QnAaTBXX.T. 

Slffina Chi House, Unirersity of PennsjWanla Oct. 8, 1890. 



THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF BETA CHAPTER. 

On September nth of this year, Beta chapter was re-established 
in the University of Wooster, at Wooster, Ohio. The installation 
took place at the Archer House under the direction of Brothers S. D. 
Clayton and James Richards, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Brother Elias 
Compton, of Wooster University. 

Ever since the chapter became inactive in 1892, the alumni, 
headed by Lee B. Durstine, of New York, and O. S. Brumback, of 
Toledo, have been waiting for a favorable opportunity for its revival. 
In the fall of 1898, a Miami "Sig," Paul Thackwell, entered the Univer- 
sity, and, under the direction of Brother Durstine, succeeded in pledg- 
ing five men. A petition was accordingly written up, praying for a 
re-establishment of Beta chapter, and sent to the Grand Tribune. 

In June, 1899, Brother Ireton, Praetor of the Third province, and 
Brother G. D. Harper, of Cincinnati, visited Wooster, examined the 
petitioners and reported favorably to the Grand Triumvirs. The 
petition was granted on August loth. 

Much credit is due those who had the movement in charge, as 
almost insuperable difficulties presented themselves. Three Fratern- 
nities. Phi Gamma Delta, Beta Theta Pi and Alpha Tau Omega 
already had chapters in the University, and the supply of good mater- 
ial was not over abundant. Under the direction and with the advice 
of Brothers Brumback and Durstine, however, the enterprise was 
carried on to success. 

At the installation three men, K. C. Johnson, J. W. Morgan and 
J. N. Pugh, were initiated, and since then three more men have been 
taken in. Owing to the fact that the chapter was yet in its infancy 
much difficulty was experienced in rushing new men. But persever- 
ance won the day and Sigma Chi lost no bids, but took "spikes" from all 
the other Fraternities. 

Beta chapter is now housed in a hall on the public square which 
the boys intend shall be second to no fraternity hall in the city. As 
the patience and endurance of the new chapter has been severely tried 
by the many difficulties attendant upon any movement of the kind, it 
is sincerely hoped that the alumni of Beta, as well as the Fraternity 
at large, will aid the enterprise in every possible way. 

Wooster, Ohio, Nov. 13, 1899. K. C. Johnson, Beta. 



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ALBERT M. WITWER. 

Th£ largest and most interesting Inter-collegiate Oratorical Con- 
test ever held at the Pennsylvania Chautauqua, Mt. Gretna, was that 
of August 9» 1899. About 1,500 people greeted the college orators, 
in the fine new auditorium. 

The following colleges had representatives present, and they 
appeared on the program as follows: 

FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL. Eugene Le Fcvrc Herr, Lancaster, Pa. 

Subject, " The Perfect American, Henry W. Grady." 

SWARTHMORE, George Arthur Seaman, Williamtport, Pa. 

Subject, "The Anglo-Maniac." 

LEBANON VALLEY Adam K. Wier, Utitz, Pa. 

Subject, " The Unity of the World." 

DICKINSON Albert M. Witwcr. West Chester Pa. 

Subject, "The Convicted Jew." 

URSINUS Howard Edgar Bodder, Riegelsville. Pa. 

Subject, "Adversity; Its Uses." 

LAFAYETTE Stuart Nye Hutchinson, Belvidere, N. J. 

Subject, "A Day of Resurrection." 

MUHLENBERG Victor J. Koch, Nazareth, Pa. 

Subject, " Parallelism of Plant and Animal Life." 

The orations were original, and the contest was for the Chautauqua 
silver cup. The judges, the late Congressman Ermentrout of Reading, 
Captain Mcllvane of Philadelphia, and Professor Brown of Philadel- 
phia, awarded the cup to the representative of Dickinson College, 
Albert M. Witwer. 

Brother Witwer is a member of the class of 'OO, and he also won 
the gold medal in the Junior Oratorical Contest last spring, in a con- 
test of six competitors. He is now doing supply work in the Phila- 
delphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which con- 
ference he expects to join when through college. 

Some idea of the strength and beauty of Brother Witwer's diction 
may be gained from the opening and closing paragraphs of his oration 
which are appended: 

" Humanity is standing this afternoon in the golden twilight of 
the nineteenth century. The swiftly fleeting days of the present era 
will soon fill out the volume which records the most wonderful period 
in all history. Man has at last awakened to the fact that greater evils 
may befall a nation than war, and that national dishonor is one of 
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vince all intelligent people that the ruin of nations is the result of 
pursuing fame and disdaining justice. When the elements of vice and 
corruption become characteristic of a people, so that no individual 
has the right to appeal to justice, and to defend his cause, that nation 
may be pitied as well as condemned." «««««« 
" France trembles under the terrible crime, still threatened by the 
army on the one hand and urged on by the friends of justice on the 
other. The stability of the Republic has been shaken, confidence in 
the military organization weakened and France leans in distress ready 
to fall back into her former despotism under the rule of a Napoleon. 
The civilized age in which she exists and the advancing intelligence of 
the twentieth century demand a fair trial and a decisipn of justice, and 
France must respond to the call and decide now and forever between 
truth and error, fame and dishonor, temporal difficulties and everlast- 
ing disgrace." 



JOHN FREDERICK McLEAN. 
By B. O. Greening, Theta Theta» 'oo. 

John Frederick McLean, Theta Theta, was born Jan. lo, 1878, at 
Menominee, Mich. He early showed his athletic propensities by 
organizing a football team in his high school, that "cleaned up" 
everything in the vicinity in '94 and '95. He also proved himself the 
deciding factor in the high school track meets. 

In the fall of '96, he entered the literary department of the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, candidate for the degree of B. L. His athletic 
activity may be divided into track athletic and football work both at 
Ann Arbor and on foreign fields. He has been on the track team dur- 
his entire college career, being elected captain as early as his junior 
year. In his second year he was captain and manager of the Sopho- 
more track team which won the Sophomore-Freshman meet, and cap- 
tain of the 1900 relay team which has never been defeated in a relay 
race. That year, in a most spectacular manner, he won the forty yard 
<lash in the indoor meet after being sent back a yard. In the same 
meet he won out with high jump and high and low hurdles. In fact 
he has never been pushed in the hurdles — his speciality — in any indoor 
or outdoor meet or any dual meet held at the University. 

In competition meets with other schools he has gained innumer- 
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in high hurdles in the inter-collegiate meet at Chicago. In his second 
year in a dual meet with ChicBgo, he won the admiration of everyone 
by his wonderful all-around work, saving the meet by beating 
Hcrschberger in the high jump, an event for which he had not trained. 
The same year he carried off three firsts — broad jump, high hurdles and 
low hurdles — at the famous tri-angular meet of Michigan, Chicago 
and Illinois. In his junior year he beat out O'Dea at Milwaukee, by 
running the high hurdles in fifteen and two-fifths seconds. This time 
is within one-fifth second of the world's record. He holds the 'varsity's 
records in the high and low hurdles and the broad jump. His best 
performance in competition for this latter event is twenty-three feet 
and one inch, which is four inches better than the western inter- 
collegiate record. 

For his senior year he was re-elected track captain — an honor 
never given before to any athlete of Michigan. It is expected that 
he will duplicate or excell during this year any previous preformance, 
so that when he shall have been graduated it will be with the proud 
distinction of holding three western inter-collegiate records. 

While his work in track athletics has been but little short of the 
marvelous, his football career has been quite as wonderful and much 
more spectacular. In his Freshman year he played left-half on his 
class team. His second year finds him trying for the 'varsity, but a 
bad case of water on the knee laid him off for three weeks and made 
- a "reserve" sweater the summit of his ambition for that year. In his 
third year he astonished everyone by his superb form in the Illinois 
game at Detroit, and from that time on his position on the team was 
without question. This was the year that Sigma Chi had the honor 
that rarely comes to a fraternity in a big school like Michigan i. e., 
to have two of her men on the 'varsity team, and what made it all the 
more note worthy was the fact that the two "Sigs" were the half- 
backs, Brother "Chuck" Widman playing left and McLean playing 
right. From their united efforts it may be said without boasting, I 
think, that the proud title of ** Champions of the West " for the season 
of '98, came to the University of Michigan. McLean by his remark- 
able work in bringing back Hershberger's punts and Widman by his 
far-famed sixty-five yard run, did more than any other two men to win 
the Thanksgiving game. 

Casper Whitney writing after the Michigan-Pennsylvania game for 
Harper's Weekly said : " McLean's work as a hard running back must 
class him among the best in the country." Of his work in this game 
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with sweeping interference until the fullback got him. On a cross- 
buck into the line he would get five yards or more before he could 
be stopped.*' The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin said : " McLean 
was the one bright particular star of the game/' while the Chicago 
Tribune had '*The 6,000 spectators feared beyond expression one 
McLean, who shone on the field like a jewel and ran through and 
around the Quaker team like a bullet through cheese, and was always 
doing most surprising and alarming things. He had a pocketful of 
touchdowns, and the way he made monkeys of the left flank of the 
Penn. line was something to dream about. He was a team in himself.'^ 
So Sigma Chi and especially Theta Theta, may well be proud that 
she has taken unto herself such an athletic phenomenon, yet this feeU 
ing of pride might not be as hearty had we not found in "Jack" the 
well rounded man and the prince of good fellows. He can be taken 
for the true type of the congenial ^Sig." 



CHARLES MORTIMER DAWSON. 

Judge Charles M. Dawson, Theta, '69, whose death occurred at his 
home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, October 4, 1899, was one of the most 
active and well known members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. The 
following memorials speak volumes, and present his relation to the 
order and the world in a very appropriate manner. 

MEMORIAL OF THE ALLEN COUNTY BAR. 

Charles Mortimer Dawson was born in DeKalb County, In- 
diana, February 22, 1848. He descended from a sturdy race of 
English ancestors, who settled in this country in 1685. His father^ 
Reuben J. Dawson, was a lawyer and judge of ability and force of 
character, distinguished by his broad common sense, straightforward- 
ness and courage. His mother, whose maiden name was Minerva 
Catlin, was a refined and cultivated woman, of unusual intelligence 
and culture, under whose supervision and instruction he was prepared 
to enter college. Strongly like his father in personal appearance^ 
Judge Dawson inherited from both parents great mental force, a kindly 
disposition and a warm and generous nature. 

After his preparatory course, he pursued his studies in Pennsyl- 
vania College, at Gettysburg. He then became cashier of the Mer- 
chants' National Bank of Fort Wayne, but his inclinations were toward 
the law, rather than finance. Even before he gave up business pur- 



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suits, he became interested in and began the study of law, which he 
subsequently pursued under the instructions of Judge John Morris. 
In 1876, he entered the law school at Albany, N. Y., from which he 
was graduated in 1877, and thereafter immediately began the practice 
of his chosen profession, in which he soon attained more than ordinary 
success. 

His ability and qualifications as a lawyer were soon recognized, 
and in 1879 he was appointed by Governor Williams, as prosecuting 
attorney of this county, to which important office he was three times 
successively elected. His services in that office were so efficient and 
satisfactory to the people, that he was nominated and elected judge 
of the superior court of Allen County, in 1890, re-elected in 1894, and 
again in 1898. He had entered upon the discharge of the duties of 
his third term as judge of that court, when he died on the fourth day 
of October, 1899, at his home in Fort Wayne. 

Judge Dawson was a kind neighbor, a firm and zealous friend, an 
exemplary citizen, an able lawyer, a faithful and incorruptible prose- 
cuting attorney, a just and fearless judge and a devoted and loving 
husband and &ther. No man ever lived in this community who 
enjoyed to a greater extent than he the respect, confidence and love 
of the people. The nobility of his character, his intellectual attain- 
ments, and charming deportment, foscinated all who came in contact 
with him. To know him, as he was known by his friends, was to love 
him. The people of this county appreciated his great worth and 
manifested their confidence in, and admiration for him by conferring 
on him high honors in official life. He never betrayed their confidence 
by abusing any trust reposed in him, but performed its duties with 
signal ability and fidelity. His humanity and love for his fellow man 
were boundless. His warm heart always went out in generous sym- 
pathy to the poor, the helpless and the needy. No one in distress 
ever vainly appealed to him for assistance. His bestowals of charity 
were unostentatious, and his ability to confer them a£Eorded him grati- 
fication. His name and fame are imperishable, and will always be 
fondly treasured in the hearts and memories of the people. 

He was a fluent speaker, an eloquent and forceful advocate. 
He also possessed, in an eminent degree, the qualifications of a good 
judge. He had an active and discriminating mind ; he was patient in 
argument, courteous in counsel, diligent and exhaustive in investiga- 
tion, impartial, possessed of a strong sense of justice and indomitable 
courage to pronounce what seemed to him to be right judgment in 
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before him, and especially to the young lawyer, won the confidence 
and esteem of the entire bar. 

In social life, he was an a£Eable and agreeable companion, a con- 
siderate and obliging neighbor. To his family he was deeply attached 
in a marked and unusual degree. To them he devoted all his leisure 
hours, and found peace and comfort in his home. 

His private life was without a stain. In all the relations of life, 
he bore himself as becomes a man. 

Resolved^ That bv the death of Judge Dawson, the state has lost an eminent 
citizen, the bench an able, conscientious and upright judge, the members of this bar a 
warm hearted, generous friend and associate, the community a kind neighbor, and 
his famiW a most tender, loving and faithful husband and fatner. 

Resaived, That we deeply deplore his untimely death, because of his worth as a 
man and dtiien, and tender to his family our sincere sympathy and condolence in 
their great bereavement. 

Resolved, That copies of this memoir and of these resolutions be transmitted to 
the family of our deceased friend and brother, and presented to the Alien County 
court, and the superior court of Allen County, with the request that they be spread 
at length on the records of those courts, and diat a committee be appointed for that 
purpose. (Signed) 

Tames M. Barrett, Samuel M. Hench, 

WALPOLE G. COLERICK WiLLIAM P. BrEEN, 

Robert S. Robertson, James B. Harper. 

MEMORIAL OF THE GRAND TRIUMVIRS. 

At the regular meeting of the Grand Triumvirs October 24, 1899, 
a committee appointed for the purpose at a previous meeting presented 
the following resolutions on the death of Brother Dawson: 

Whereas, In the providence of God, our dear friend and brother, Charles M. 
Dawson, has been taken from us, having died at his home. Fort Wayne, Indiana, 
October 4, 1890 ; be it 

Resolved, By the Grand Triumvirs of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, at their session 
held at Chicaeo, Illinois, October 24, 1899, that our Fraternity has met with a notable 
and ffrievous loss. 

Judge Dawson was a brother who truly loved the Sigma Chi Fraternity and was 
deeply beloved by it He was one of our grand men, and one who, althousrh highly 
honored by his fellow citizens, yet through his entire life found time to take a deep 
interest in the welfare of our organization. 

Judge Dawson *8 deep interest in the Fraternity dated from his earliest member- 
ship (therein, at Gettysburg, Pa., about 1865. He was a delegate to the Sixth Grand 
Chapter held at Washington, D. C, in i86<5; to the Ninth at Columbus, O., in 1872; 
and to the Seventeenth at Chicago in 1888. Over the latter bodv he presided as 
Grand Consul and greatly endeared himself to the attendant members by his kind 
consideration and wide knowledge of fraternity affairs. Judge Dawson attended 
and called to order the memorable convention of the northwestern chapters, held 
at Evanston on January 25 and 26, 1884, which planned and formulated much of the 
organization of the Fraternity as it now exists, and whose deliberations were largely 
incorporated into the succeeaing Cincinnati Grand Chapter's proceedings durinfi^ Uie 
summer of that year. He took an active part also in the Twenty-second Grand 
Chapter at Cincinnati in 1895 ^^^ made a particularly eloquent and brilliant speech 
at the installation of Omicron Omicron chapter in Chicago on Feb. 6, 1897. 

Oneof Judf e Dawson's best acts in the interest of Sigma Chi was his attendance 
upon the meeting of the " Put-in-Bay Committee,** which, at that place, during the 
summer of 1896, formulated the present revised constitution of our Fraternity ; of this 
body Bfother Dawion was chairman. His long experience as a Sigma Chi was 



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invaluable, and his knowledi^e of government and the interpretation of laws contrib- 
uted mach to the excellent provisions of our constitution. 

The Fraternity has lost from its active number one who loved it devotedly ; 
served it constantly and effectively as an orator, councilor, and worker ; and made 
hit life a lofty inspiratian to every Sigma Chi, young and old, who came within the 
sphere of his oroaa influence. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be engrossed, and a copy be sent to the 
family d Judge Dawson, and that they be publishedin the Sioif a Chi Quartbrly. 

Joseph C. Nate, Grand Consul, 
Charles Allino, Grand Tribune, 
Edward M. Dexter, Grand Praetor Fifth Province, CammitUe. 

Herbert C. Arms, Grand AnnoUtor, 
Jambs P. Bicket, Grand Quaestor, 

Grand Triumvirs, 

A son's tribute. 

Ronald Dawson, Delta Delta, '96, son of the late Judge Dawson, 
sent the memorial of the Allen County Bar as a correct account of his 
father's life, and said : " I would add to it merely a few facts concern- 
ing my father's interest in his Fraternity, for which he bore an unusual 
love. At his death the local "Sigs" sent an exquisite floral 
emblem three or four feet high, a "Sig" cross, exact in every detail. 

" Father was always eager to get news of his " Frat " and watched 
its growth with a lively interest, lending all aid possible both to his 
own chapter, Theta, and to the " Frat " in general. He attended all 
conventions possible, and was present whenever he could be at an 
initiation, taking a lively part in my own without my knowledge till after 
the ceremonies were over. About his family I would only say further 
that his father was a pioneer citizen of this region, coming from Vir- 
ginia, and was the surveyor for the government and laid out the greater 
part of northern Indiana and aquired great landed interests thereby. 
He afterwards practiced law, riding the circuit on horseback, and 
finally became judge of this district. He was a very sturdy man, and 
at the time of his death was presidential elector from this district and 
a candidate for election to the United States House of Representa- 
tives. My father resembled his father in every respect, but most 
remarkably in looks. 

''He leaves us to mourn a most indulgent, kind and generous 
fother and the community one of its most honored citizens, and a 
aoble man. His motto was : ' An honest man is the noblest work of 
God.' And he lived and died above all things — an honest man. His 
faunily consisted of my mother, a daughter twelve years old, Hadji, 
and myself. 

"I would only add that my father often charged me to take, as he 
had tried to do, our beloved Fraternity's charge as the rule of my life, 
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EdHoriaL 

The Twenty-fourth Grand Chapter was a success in both its busi- 
ness and social features. The closing of the record of the past two 
years marked a point of vantage of which the Fraternity may justly 
feel proud, and certainly there is no better foundation for an opto- 
mistic'view of the future than past success. The brothers who attended 
the convention, or who, not so fortunate, read carefully the minutes 
published in the October Bulletin cannot fail to feel a large measure of 
satisfoction with the present conditions, and to be encouraged to 
confidently anticipate even better progress just ahead. Legislation 
relative to the new catalogue, the encouragement of alumni associa- 
tions to become alumni chapters, the strong commendation of province 
conventions, the sound judgment recorded on the question of transfers 
from one chapter to another, the incorporation of the endowment 
fund plan in the constitution, and the sense of the Grand Chapter 
touching various other important questions commends the wisdom of 
the delegates to the whole Fraternity. With a better organization of 
the alumni assured and all desireable general legislation attended to, ' 
the wel&re and progress of the Fraternity is again very largely in the 
hands of the active chapters. We are very glad to note from chapter 
letters, that the work of the year has been taken lip with zest and a 
due respect for rivals. Let the conduct and character of the active 
brotherhood be distinguished by truthfulness, loyalty, manliness, self- 
respect, diplomacy, enterprise and vigor and the future of the Frater- 
nity will realize all that its most ardent lover may desire. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Sigma Chi cannot fail to feel throughout the rank and file of its 
active and alumni membership, the beneficent influence of the whole- 
hearted devotion and the high conception of duty which preminently 
distinguishes those two magnificent gentlemen who have been, and 
are still, in the focus of the Fraternity's progress, as the retiring 
Grand Consul and the Grand Consul-elect. Dr. William L. Dudley 
has been able through the high development of the best fraternity 
ideals in his own personality to take such position in the Fraternity as 
can only be attained by the real leader. The Fraternity made him 
Grand Consul in name only, but by his own culture of character be 
dignified the office and through it magnified by word and deed the 
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Grand Consul-elect, Rev. Joseph C. Nate, is well fitted by 
excellencies of character, and social and intellectual culture to worthily 
fill the office to which he has been elected. In the past ten years as 
Grand Quaestor he has done the Fraternity a service of inestimable 
value. He is most thoroughly informed in all matters pertaining 
to the finances and government of the Fraternity, and his wide ac- 
quaintance with active and alumni members, makes him the best 
equipped Grand Consul ever elected by the Fraternity and the inspira- 
tion and practical helpfulness of his leadership will do much for Sigma 
Chi during the next two years. His election comes as a fitting tribute 
of appreciation of the long term of faithful service which he has given 
the Fraternity. 

* • . 

The importance of the greatest care and accuracy on the part of 
every brother, who may be called upon for data for the forthcoming 
catalogue of the Fraternity, should be fully appreciated. The highest 
merit which can be sought for in a publication of the catalogue char- 
acter is perfection of detail, and the vital element in details, as in. 
general statements, is absolute truthfulness. No chapter should feel 
* that the work is provided for and all obligation discharged when some 
one member is delegated to do it. While it is doubtless wise to have 
the data prepared by the best equipped member of the chapter, it 
' * should never be sent to the editor until iead before the whole chapter 
and corrected, then a duplicate of the corrected compilation should 
be retained by the chapter, so that if any errors are detected later, 
they may be brought definitely to the attention of the catalogue editor. 
Preparing the copy of a fraternity catalogue for the printer is a task 
into which enter a great many retarding circumstances, and yet it is 
not unpleasant work, since there is so much of exemplary promptness 
and enthusiasm on the part of chapter historians and the alumni. It 
is greatly to be desired that the final call for data which will be sent 
to the chapters early in the new year shall receive prompt and careful 
attention. 

• • • 

The opinion and decision of Justice Russell in the case of the 
St. Lawrence chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma against the members 
of its Grand Council is a unique, and to the fraternity world an 
intensely interesting legal document. The length of the pronounce- 
ment precludes its use in toto in these pages. The decision does not 
cover the claim that the St. Lawrence chapter had forfeited its charter 
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this point was not pressed. Three important points are established in 
the opinion : First, that the court has jurisdiction for two reasons ; 
(a) property interests are involved, (b) injury was done to the standing 
and character of both active and alumni members by the degredation 
of the chapter ; and, second, that no proper formalities were observed 
in the action taken by the governing council ; and, third, even if due 
form had been observed, no proper grounds were shown for the annull- 
ment of the charter under the charge of lack of suitable material. 
William R. Baird has published the following comment on the 
decision : 

*'The decision shall not be misunderstood. It does not hold that 
the charter of a chapter may never be revoked, but it does hold that if 
it is desired to revoke a charter, the procedure outlined in the consti- 
tution or other laws of the fraternity to accomplish such purpose must 
be strictly followed ; that, in the absence of such laws governing pro- 
cedure in such cases, the proceeding's must be conducted in accord- 
ance with the principles of natural justice ; and that those principles 
demand that the accused chapter should have ample notice of the 

Proceedings, full opportunity to defend itself, and fair play generally, 
he fact that Kappa Kappa Gamma is a voluntarily unincorporated 
fraternity the judge holds to be immaterial. An association of this 
character has no more right to act unfairly than a chartered corpora- 
tion. He further holds that membership in a college fraternity is of 
sufficient value to warrant the interference of the courts." 

It is announced that an appeal has been made. The decision of 
the appelate court will be awaited with interest. 



There is no more significant sign of the real merit of the college 
fraternity system as it exists today than the gentlemanly courtesy 
which characterizes inter- fraternity relations. The beneficent influ- 
ence of chapter life must indeed be very efficacious, for it is note- 
worthy that the most unbending rivals in purely fraternity matters are 
often seen working in close co-operation for the promotion of many 
of the vital interests of their common alma mater. The criticism of 
Greek letter fraternities has in the recent past grown quite insignifi- 
cant, and the public comment on the fraternity system is now in a 
pronounced degree commendatory. This change in the public senti- 
ment has resulted more largely, we believe, from the dignified courtesy 
which has come to mark the attitudes of the various fraternities toward 
each other, than from any other one cause. College fraternities are 
all striving for the same high ideals, and the inevitable consequence 
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of a folse loyalty, are superseded by that manly rivalry which asks no 
faivors and seeks only such advantage as may be gained by true merit. 
There is no better evidence of strength in any organization than the 
courtesy with which rivals are treated. There have been many inter- 
changes of hopeful good wishes among the various fraternities which 
held national conventions during the past summer. A very pleasant 
incident of the Sigma Chi Grand Chapter was the note from the Phi 
Delta Theta Fraternity extending "Cordial fraternal greetings and best 
wishes for a pleasant and successful convention." Grand Tribune 
Ailing's felicitous response to this note is printed in full in the Scrolt 
of Phi Delta Theta with the following editorial comment : 

"There is good reason why Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi and Phi 
Delta Theta should be the best of friends, and we are glad to know 
that both the under-graduate members of the * Miami triad' chapters 
and the alumni and oiKcers of the societies that went out from Oxford, 
when occasion offers, give evidence of a feeling of genuine kinship."^ 

It is very gratifying to know that the spirit which is being mani- 
fested by the general officers in behalf of the several fraternities also 
finds expression in many of the active chapters, where youthful ardor 
is often roused to a high tension by the exegencies of the rushing 
season. We might multiply from the Quarterly's exchanges quota- 
tions similar in tone to the following from the chapter correspondence 
department of the Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly : 

** We meet here (at Denison) Sigma Chi, a chapter of thirteen 
active and two pledged men, a set of fellows of whom any fraternity 
might well be proud." 



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Letten Ffom Active Chapten. 
FIRST PROVINCE. 

EPSILON — COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. 

The beginning of the collegiate year i89^i900» finds Epsiion in a 
most gratifying position. With fifteen enthusiastic members and two 
promising men pledged so far, we feel that a repetition of last year's 
success as a chapter is assured. 

The chapter will feel deeply the loss of Brother Charles Hume, 
who graduated from the law school last spring and has gone to Gal- 
veston, Texas, to practice law. Brother Hume has already been made 
assistant district attorney of Galveston, a fact which seems to presage 
a brilliant career for him. 

Several members of our chapter attended the convention at 
Philadelphia, where they enjoyed a pleasant visit and were glad of the 
opportunity of meeting " Sigs " from many other chapters. 

We are glad to have with us Brother Dwight P. Dilworth of Alpha 
Xi, '97, who has entered the law school and who makes a welcome 
addition to our number. 

Brother Thomas S. Sampson, Epsiion, '64, who is a charter mem- 
ber of our chapter has been invited to visit us, on which occasion we 
expect to tender him a banquet. 

There will be no football team representing Columbian on the 
gridiron this year, but many of Columbian's men are playing on the 
local Y. M. C. A. team. Among that number there are four Sigma 
Chis — L. Weaver, T. Weaver, Redington and Pierce. 

Brother F. A. Awl of Phi Phi, is visiting us. He is preparing for 
an examination for a commission in the regular army. 

Owing to our progression and growth as a chapter, the question 
ol obtaining a chapter house is being very seriously considered and 
at the present writing indications seem to point to this move being 
made. 

On the evening of October nth, Brother J. Holdsworth 
Gordon entertained the chapter most delightfully at his hospitable 
home in Greorgetown. It was one of the most enjoyable and successful 
events in Epsilon's history, and all agreed that a pleasanter evening or 
a more courteous host would be hard to find. 

Washington, D. C, Nov. 23, 1899. Frank Norton Everbtt. 



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THETA — PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE. 

Pennsylvania College opened this year with a Freshman class of 
(ortyl Although this is a lower number than usual, yet the aggregate 
number of students here is about equal to that of last year. At no 
time in recent years has college spirit been so high as at present. 
This has probably been stimulated by the general success of our foot- 
ball team and especially by its victory over our old time rival — 
Dickinson. 

The rival fraternities with their membership represented here are : 
Phi Kappa Psi, 9; Phi Gamma Delta, 15; Phi Delta Theta, 10; Alpha 
Tau Omega, 9; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 13. From the nineteenth to the 
twenty-first of October, the Alpha province of Phi Delta Theta held 
their biennial convention in Gettysburg. On the evening of the 
twentieth they were given an elaborate reception by their Pennsyl- 
vania Beta chapter. 

We have already indicated that our football team has been doing 
exceptionally well this fall. Dale represents Theta chapter as captain 
of the team. It is universally conceded that to him the success of the 
team is largely due, as we have had no regular coach and the work of 
training the team has devolved upon him. The following games have 
been played with their respective scores : Gettysburg o, Indians 20; 
Gettysburg o, State 40; Gettysburg 5, Maryland University 6; Gettys- 
burg 59, College of Physicians and Surgeons o; Gettysburg 78, Balti- 
more City College o; Gettysburg 11, Dickinson 5. 

During the summer a hot air furnace was placed in our lodge — 
. a matter of great comfort to the members and putting the chapter in 
better condition for entertaining its friends. 

William Perry McLaughlin was initiated into the Fraternity Nov. 
4, 1899. Theta chapter now numbers 10. 

Gettysburg, Pa. Nov. i3, 1899. Paul Harold Bikle. 

KAPPA — BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Bucknell opened this year with the largest attendance in her his- 
tory, there being ninety-seven students in the Freshman class alone. 
The number in the lowest class this year is larger than that in the 
entire college ten years ago. During the summer a number of 
improvements were made in the institution and grounds. Work is 
being pushed rapidly on the new $50,000 dormitory which is very 
much needed. In the faculty, Ephraim Heim, Phi, has been pro- 
moted to the chair of political science which was established at the 
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has taken the place of L. G. C. Reimer in the department of modern 
languages. Vincent B. Fiske, '97, has taken the place of Llewellan 
Phillips, who has gone to the University of Rochester to complete his 
theological course. 

The membership of the fraternities is very small this year owing 
to the one year rule of the faculty. Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Kappa 
Psi as usual lead in numbers. Kappa Sigma, although new, is in 
good standing and is advancing rapidly. 

On the gridiron this year, Bucknell, through the efforts of Coach 
Hoskins, has put out a football team which has gained renown. They 
were the first this year to score on Pennsylvania. They defeated 
Lehigh and State College and were defeated by the strong Lafayette 
team by twelve points. 

Kappa chapter takes great pleasure in introducmg to the general 
Fraternity, Frank J. Stoughton, of town, and also the writer of Marion- 
ville. Pa. Although starting with but two men this year a determina- 
tion to make Kappa stronger than ever before has thus far proved 
successful. During commencement week we expect to be able to 
initiate a number of good men into Sigma Chi. 

Brother Kress has visited the State College and Cornell chapters 
this fall and reports fine fellows in both. Brother Thompson spent 
Sunday at Lehigh with Alpha Rho. Brother Ammerman has been trans- 
ferred to Dickinson and Brother Caldwell to Cornell. Brother 
Wagner, ex-'gg, of Bradford, spent several weeks with us. Brother 
Buzby, Phi Phi, one of the leading lawyers of Philadelphia, is now 
visiting Lewisburg. Kappa invites all Sigma Chis to her fourth 
annual dance which will be held in February. 

Lewisburg, Pa., Nov. 21, 1899. Marion A. Carringer. 

OMICRON — DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

With renewed efforts, revived and invigorated by the summer 
vacation, the members of Omicron returned in September to resume 
their work. No evidences have yet developed of Cupid's attack on 
our"Sigs" during their separation. All report having had a very 
enjoyable vacation. 

Our college has opened with bright prospects, additions to 
the faculty, improvements in the college buildings, a large Freshman 
class, and numerous scraps between the lower classes. Prof. Marion 
G. Filler has been elected to the chair of latin, Prof. C. C. Prettiman, 
has been elected to the chair of german, and that of political 
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A gloom has settled over the institution owing to the disappoint- 
ment in the outcome of our football season. Never in the history of 
football at Dickinson has there been such promising material as this 
year. The students hoped (and they had a right to) that we could 
place eleven men on the gridiron who would win laurels for them- 
selves and donor for the institution. In only one game this year has 
our team made a very creditable showing — Dickinson 5» Indians 16. 
No one seems to be able to locate the trouble. 

Omicron is represented on the team by four men, Brothers Decker, 
Annoman, Bedlow and McGuffie. Since the opening of the college year 
we have initiated four men, which I now take pleasure in introducing 
to this realm of "Sigs:" Brothers John McGuffie, of Pittston, Pa., 
Benj. F. Burns, of Winfield, Pa., Edwin R. Brunyate, Jr., of Millville, 
N. J., and Aitken R. S. Frankhauser, of Reading, Pa. I take great 
pleasure here on behalf of Omicron of welcoming to our number, 
Edwin C. Amerman, formerly of Kappa, Bucknell University. Brother 
Landis, '96, has been elected Praetor of the First Province. 

Carlisle, Pa., Nov. 20, 1899. George H. Bonner. 

PHI PHI — UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. 

The Phi Phi chapter resumed its sessions for 1899-1900 with the 
very small membership of eleven, but strenuous efforts have been 
made by the chapter, and one initiate has been added to our number 
and two excellent men are pledged and will in all probability be wear- 
ing the white cross before the December issue of the Quarterly is in 
the hands of the Fraternity. 

The initiate is Lewis J. W. Callan, medical, '01, of Yonkers, N. 
Y. Brother Callan spent two years in the academic department of 
Yale University and entered Pennsylvania in 1897. 

Our only affiliate thus far this year is Brother Erdman, Theta, '99, 
who matriculated in '02, medical. 

Pennsylvania's weakness in football this year is chiefly attributable 
to a most unfortunate arrangement of her schedule by which some of 
our strongest opponents were met in the early part of the season, and 
the consequent laming of some of Pennsylvania's strongest and best 
men before they had an opportunity to become seasoned to their 
work, was the result of this blunder. 

In today's game with Michigan resulting in a defeat for the Ann 
Arbor team by the close score of i i~io, the Quakers have in a measure 
retrieved past failings, and as true Sigma Chis we are pleased to note 
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cent back-field and ground gaining work of Brother McLean, Theta 
Tbeta» of the Michigan team, and Brother Overfieid, Phi Phi, at center 
for our own boys. On the football team Sigma Chi is represented by 
Brother Overfield, center, and Brother DeSilver, sub-tackle. 

In the non-athletic honors of the University, Phi Phi is represented 
by Brother Overfield, president of the Houston Club, and Brothers 
Flavell and Kapp respectively, manager and assistant manager of the 
Combined Musical Club (glee, banjo and mandolin). 

Visits are to be acknowledged from Brother Hare, Alpha Xi, and 
Brother Demuth of Theta. The chapter desires further to express its 
regret that the strict surveillance under which the members of Michi- 
gan's team were kept by coaches and trainers precluded Brother Mc- 
Lean being with us during the sojourn of the team in Philadelphia. 

Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. ii, 1899. Thomas Flatell. 

ALPHA RHO — LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

Last June when we left college, prospects for the coming year 
looked black indeed. It was with the deepest regret that we bade 
Brothers Farnham, Home and Reed good-by. Work was begun this 
fall with only five men in the chapter ; we now have eight, the new 
men being Newell VanBergen, '03, and Edward T. Thornton, '01, who 
are living in the chapter house and John A. Broadhead, who is a town 
man. As a result of energetic hustling we have pledged five others, 
three of whom will be initiated during the next week. We can now 
say that this year bids fair to be one of the most prosperous in the 
history of Alpha Rho. 

This year's Freshman class is a particularly rich one, both in 
material and in numbers, having in it over one hundred and sixty men. 

Alpha Rho regrets that she has no one on the football team. 
Brother Butler having left us and gone to our rivals at Lafayette 
College. We are pleased to report that we are represented in the 
faculty of the University by Brother E. Williamson Miller, '96, who 
is instructor in geology. We will probably be represented in both 
the dramatic and musical organizations. 

During the past month we have had the pleasure of visits from 
Brothers Allen, Delta Delta, and Home, Alpha Rho, '99. 

Bethlehem, Pa., Nov. 9, 1899. Thomas W. Wright. 

ALPHA CHI — PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

Although *' State " was somewhat crippled by a great reduction in 
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lion is still in a thriving condition. The term opened on September 
I4tb with an entering class of one hundred and ten, the largest class, 
but one, that has ever entered here. The alumni of the college have 
been active in securing new men, and if their efforts continue, it is 
hoped to have a much larger entering class next year. The different 
departments of the institution have received a number of additions, in 
the way of apparatus of various sorts, and the agricultural department 
is being provided with a new building. Several changes have been 
made in the faculty. Insufficient appropriation made it necessary to 
diminish the teaching force considerably by reason of which, Dr.Fernald, 
professor of biology. Dr. Benedict, principal of the sub-freshman 
department. Professors Hopkins and Shedd, of the mining department, 
and Mr. C.W. Lawrence of the civil engineering department, have left us. 
The vacancies thus caused have been filled by various members of the 
remaining corps of instructors, with the exception of a part of Dr. 
Benedict's work, for which a new instructor has been provided — Mr. 
N. C. Riggs, of the University of Missouri. The department of his- 
tory and political science, usually under President Atherton is sup- 
plied with a new instructor, Mr. Carl Becker of the University of 
Wisconsin. Dr. Runkle has returned, after a year's study, to his former 
position of professor of psychology and ethics. 

The fraternities have been unusually active ever since the term 
began. Probably never before since such institutions existed at 
" State," has the entering class contained such a large amount of good 
fraternity material, and naturally the result has been a strongly con- 
tested struggle for new men. Sigma Chi ranks among the first in 
regard to membership, having opened the term with eleven active 
members. The comparative membership of the other fraternities of 
the place is as follows : Sigma Alpha Epsilon, first ; Kappa Sigma, 
second ; Beta Theta Pi, third ; Phi Kappa Sigma, fourth, and Phi 
Gamma Delta, fifth. A chapter of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity 
has lately been established here and has a moderately large membership. 

Our football season opened with a brilliancy and promise such as 
has never before been known at " State." The material for the team 
was some of the very best that had ever lined up on our field, and our 
coach "Sam" Boyle, University of Pennsylvania's famous end, and a 
worthy brother of Sigma Chi, is certainly no inferior figure. We had 
before us a schedule much grander and more promising than any in 
former years, yet the final result of the season bids fair to be an actual 
disgrace to our noble institution instead of the crowning glory we had 
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Mansfield Normal, Gettysburg and West Point, defeating the latter by 
a score of 6-0, and since then our team has played but one game of 
which we have any reason to be proud, against Dickinson, score 15-0 
in our favor. Princeton defeated us 12-0, Annapolis, 6-0 and Buck- 
nell, 5-0 

Sigma Chi is represented on the football team by Brother W. A. 
Maxwell, '02, and Brother Diller, manager. Brother Martin. '02, is 
captain of the scrub team. Brother Kinsloe, '03, represents us on the 
Mandolin Club and Brother Hunsicker, '01, and your humble servant 
on the Dramatic Club. At a recent meeting Brother Little, '02, was 
elected delegate to the convention at Lehigh. 

Our chapter has at present thirteen active members, having since 
the beginning of the term initiated two new men — Charles Lambert 
Kinsloe, of Lock Haven, Pa., and Percival Martin, of Norwood, Pa., 
both of whom we are confident will prove worthy brothers. Brothers 
Pond, '92, and Dunkle, '93, are still with us. Brother Diehl, '98, who 
left us at the beginning of the term is now employed as a chemist by 
the Carnegie Steel Company, of Duquesne, Pa. 

State College, Pa., Nov. 11, 1899. N. W. Buckhout. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZETA — WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. 

The University this year opened with bright prospects both in the 
way of a larger faculty and increased attendance of students. A new 
chair of modern language was established at the last meeting of the 
trustees, and Professor Crow, a distinguished linguist of Berlin Uni- 
versity, was called to fill the place. Some changes in the feiculty 
were necessary on account of the loss of two of our most distinguished 
professors. Professor Graves of the law faculty went to accept the 
chair of common law at the University of Virginia. Professor Edwin 
W. Fay, our scholarly latin professor, left us to assume like duties at 
the University of Texas. While we regret much the loss of these two 
most honored and appreciated members of our faculty, yet we have 
consolation in having with us in their stead. Professor W. L. Clark, 
formerly of the West Publishing Company, N. Y., so well known by 
his numerous textbooks, to teach us the common law, and Professor 
G. F. Denny, formerly professor of latin at Hampden-Sidney, to drill 
us in latin forms and translations. The University has some thirty 
more matriculates than at the same time last year, having one hundred 
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The fraternities this year are inactive and of few members. Phi 
Delta Theta leads in number with ten members. The others vary 
from four to six men. 

Athletics with us are on the boom. Enthusiasm is high and has been 
productive of great improvement in our football team. Trenchard the 
great Princeton coach is with us and has developed the material to 
the highest extent. The result of his training has enabled us thus far 
to play Roanoke a tie game, score 18- 18, and to overcome in a splendid 
game the (until then undefeated) Hampden-Sidney team, score in our 
bvor 6-5. 

Our chapter this year consists of four men, Brothers Albertson, 
Tucker and Hickman of last year and one "goat," W. Davis Conrad, of 
Winchester. Brothers Robertson, Tucker and Conrad are very suc- 
cessful socially, however, they allow pleasure in nowise to conflict with 
the study so necessary to literary attainments. Brother Tucker is 
editor-in-chief of Ring-Tum-Phiy and he enjoys the praise of being the 
best editor this paper has had for some years. Brother Robertson, 
ivho has taken up zoology and botany this year, has shown remarka- 
ble ability in zoological research. 

Lexington, Va., Nov. 20, 1899. Lindley Allison Hickman. 

TAU — ROANOKE COLLEGE. 

The opening of the session finds Tau with four of her old men, 
Brothers Miller, Hubard, Yount and Kennedy. Brother Vaughan, 
accompanied by Brother Mays attended the convention and were 
missed at our first meeting. From present prospects Roanoke will 
have as many if not more men than she had last year. Tau has again 
passed through the pleasures of moving, and is installed in her new 
home on College avenue just two squares from the campus. 

We are sorry to announce the loss of Brothers McNab, Hamilton, 
Paca, Kennedy and Griffith. Brother McNab has entered business 
with his father, while Hamilton and Kennedy will become theological 
students upon the opening of the seminary at Alexandria. Brother 
Griffith's health was such that he was forced to leave college in the 
middle of the last term and has since gone West. 

Prospects are very good for football, and Tau as usual will be 
well represented. Brother Yount is playing full-back. Brother Hubard 
at right-guard. 

Tau takes pleasure in introducing to her sister chapters Brothers 
Fredrick B. Gernerd and Edward H. Ward. "Sir William" having 
been on pasture all Summer was very " buxom," in fact he did his 
work nobbily. 

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PSI— THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. 

The University of Virginia opened this session with the largest 
number of students that it has had since the war. There are many- 
good men and we have secured two to uphold the honor of Sigma Chi. 
Both are Freshmen in the medical school. The law faculty of the 
University has been strengthened by the addition of Brother Graves^ 
Zeta, '93. Besides the addition to the faculty there are other im- 
provements in the shape of two new buildings ; one a dormitory, the 
other a very much needed hospital. This reminds me to mention^ 
that the medical school has lengthened the course to four years in- 
stead of three. 

Our chapter roll numbers sixteen members which includes Brother 
Somerville of Sigma Sigma. Brother Tyware, who graduated last 
year, is ably assisting in anatomy. 

Sigma Chi is still in the front in the way of athletics. Brothers 
Griffin and Lyman are both members of the football team. Brother 
Baxter Moore was also a member of the team but had to stop on 
account of his studies, much to the regret of the college-at-large as he 
was one of the main stays of the line. We have played most of our 
games and although we have not done as well as in the past we cannot 
complain as all the men were new. Our schedule included games 
with Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgetown and Lehigh. We played the 
latter on Thanksgiving at Richmond. The men who accompanied the 
team to Detroit were loud in their praises of the way in which they 
were treated by the brothers of that city. 

Along the line of social advancement Sigma Chi has not fallen 
back in any way since last year. Brothers Martin and Canoll were 
both taken into one of the ribbon societies and are also members of the 
German Club. Brother Sawyers and the writer were recently initiated 
in medical and academical fraternities respectively. The chapter 
misses the following brothers : Martin, Frazin, Duvey, Adams and 
Styton. 

Charlotteville, Va., Nov. 23, 1899. R. D. Cooke. 

GAMMA GAMMA — RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. 

Another session has begun, and true to the lojral spirit of Sigma 
Chi, five members of our last year's chapter have returned to resume 
their studies and to further the interests of Sigma Chi. We wish to 
introduce to the Fraternity this year as our initiates Howard Maximil- 
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drunk in our fraternity, spirit, and who will no doubt prove an honor 
to our common fraternity. 

Randolph-Macon was handicapped by the deferred election of a 
president, but notwithstanding this a goodly number of students are 
here, which number it is confidently expected will now increase from 
year to year, and with this increase in numbers we expect an improve- 
ment in the amount of fraternity material. 

There was only one change on the faculty this year and that in 
the chair of psychology, caused by the resignation of Dr. J. A. Kern, 
who now fills this position at Vanderbilt University. Dr. W. E. 
Edwards has succeeded him. 

Gamma Gamma enjoyed having with us at our initiation Brothers 
James Mullen, '96, and George L. Neville, '99, who added much to the 
pleasure ot that unusually enjoyable occasion. After the "goats" had 
been initiated into the mysteries of Sigma Chi, we sat down to a ban- 
quet served in our hall and proceeded to discuss an elegant menu. 
Early in the following morning with a final yell for old Sigma Chi 
we separated unto our respective houses. 

The other fraternities in college and their respective memberships 
are as follows : Kappa Alpha, 8; Kappa Sigma, 8; Phi Delta Theta, 7; 
Phi Kappa Sigma, 10. 

Undoubtedly we would have been represented on the football 
team had one been organized, since we have with us Brothers Davis, 
Neville and Simcoe of last year's team. Owing to lack of sufficient 
football material it was decided not to have a team this season. How- 
ever, we expect to have a good baseball team, having several star 
players with us this year. 

Last year's annual the Yellow Jacket was not all that could be 
wished and will be much improved upon this year, since we have begun 
early and have already elected the editors and managers. 

Ashland, Va., Nov. 13, 1899. James O. Watts. 

SIGMA SIGMA — HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

Hampden-Sidney opened her one hundred and twenty-third 
session with a slight increase in the number of students over last year. 
Sigma Sigma returned only two men out of last year's chapter of 
-seven, and of course we have been greatly handicapped in our "rushing." 
However, we were by no means idle, and we take great pleasure in 
presenting to the Fraternity our only initiate thus far, James Henry 
Rudy, of Paducah, Ky. Although our number is so small we have 
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Brother Green, who is spending this winter in France, expects to 
be with us again next session. 

Our football team this year is by far the fastest team Hampden- 
Sidney has ever had on the gridiron. So far we have played two 
games winning both by large scores and our opponents not scoring in 
either game. 

Hampden-Sidney, Va., Oct. 25, 1899. '^- K* English, Jr. 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA — MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

The opening of the college year at Miami finds Alpha chapter in 
a very prosperous position. Our whole membership thus &r 
is composed of old men, and no one can deny the benefit to a 
chapter of having the old men return. A happier crowd would indeed 
be hard to find. Ten true ''Sigs" anxious to lend a helping hand for 
the further interest and advancement of Sigma Chi ; happy over the 
prospects of future pleasures to be enjoyed as members of the chapter ; 
happy in the mutual interest that is attendant upon each of our number. 
And yet our lot is not all happiness. It is with sorrow that we recall 
the loss of Brothers Teeter, Banere and Kline, for their places will be 
hard to fill. 

The celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding 
of Miami University held during commencement week, brought many 
of our alumni here to enjoy fraternity life again and at the same time 
to oflFer kind advice and suggestions for our higher success. 

The number of new students this year was a little larger than usual 
and we believe some good material can be found among them. The 
small membership of our sister fraternities have occasioned a rush 
for new men and already quite a good many of the new men wear the 
emblems of their secret devotion ; and yet we wonder whether their 
acquaintance extends over the whole chapter since the pressure of 
invitation and their initiation has been completed in such short time. 
But Alpha has better news. Not pressed as to number and con- 
sidering quality rather than quantity, thus far we have pledged but one 
man to the cross of Sigma Chi, Harry Lightstone, '03, of Anaconda, 
Montana. However,we have several men on whom our attention iscen- 
tered, and probably in our next letter we may have some new names 
for presentation to our brothers. 

Since the first of the year we acknowledge a very pleasant visit 
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paios are ever spared by them when paying a visit to us to render the 
time as enjoyable as possible for all the boys. 

L. E. MuRPSY. 
Oxford, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1899. 

GAMMA-— OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

The opening of the college year finds Gamma in excellent condi- 
tion despite the loss of five men last year ; two, Brothe rs Irish and 
Walker through graduation, and three, Brothers Hoffmann, Hinkle and 
Williams called to the business world. Yet with the return of two 
brothers not in school last year, Brothers Leas and Thornhill, and the 
initiation of Brothers Doty, Hinkle, Penn, Stitzel and Priest, we num- 
ber fifteen. 

In college politics we have had our full share. Brother J. D. 
Thalman is athletic editor of our College Transcript^ and Brother J. W. 
Thalman was associate editor of our biennial publication, the Byon. 

With two men on last year's baseball team, and two on the foot- 
ball team we are not neglected in athletics. 

We are pleased to acknowledge visits from Brother Edwards, of 
Eta Eta, who came as football coach for Case School, Brother Hol- 
land, one of Gamma's charter members. Brother Crawford, '95, Gamma, 
and Brother Solman, of Zeta Psi. 

Any other "Sigs" wandering near Delaware will meet with a 
hearty welcome at Gamma's hands. 

Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 12, 1899. Mason M. Forbes. 

MU — DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

Outside of a decided increase in attendance Denison has changed 
but little since last year. But one change has been made in the 
faculty. Professor F. L. Hutson, Mu, '96, being granted a leave of 
absence in order to continue his studies at Chicago. Brother E. E. 
Purinton, Mu, '98, is taking his place. 

Among the fraternities there has been the usual rivalry, but now 
with the rushing almost over Phi Gamma Delta has seventeen men, 
ten of whom are initiates and Beta Theta Pi has sixteen men. Last 
year Mu chapter numbered thirteen active members. Four of these 
graduated and one. Brother Nesbit, is attending school at Muskingum 
College, all the rest returned and began to look for new men. Three 
of the " barbs " have been initiated and before this goes to press a 
fourth, Edwin R. Stillwell, Jr., of Da)rton, will be wearing the White 
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Frank B. Amos, of Cambridgep O., and Thomas E. Dean, of Newark, O. 

Sigma Chi is well represented in positions of honor in the College. 
The presidents of the classes of 'oo and 'oi are both "Sigs," another is 
managing the football team, one of our number is playing on it and 
two more are editors on the college paper. 

On November 17th Mu chapter will entertain a few of her friends 
and show them what our hunters can do. The function will consist of 
a game dinner and reception and will be given in the chapter house. 

Granville, O., Nov. 11, 1899. Chas. F. DeArmond. 

ZETA PSI — THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

The past year has been marked by many advance steps in the 
history of this University. Two new buildings are in process of con- 
struction and Professor Howard Ayres, of the University of Missouri, 
has been placed at the head of the institution as president. 

The enrollment this year was the largest the University of Cincin- 
nati has ever had, and the football team has helped to sustain the repu- 
tation of the school in the realm of athletics. We defeated Miami, 
Center and Vanderbuilt, but fell before the prowess of Indiana Univer- 
sity and Washington and Jefferson College. But our lo-o game with 
the Carlyle Indians two years ago, and our defeat of Dartmouth last 
year 17-12, have given us a good standing among the coming teams of 
the central West. 

There are four fraternities now established here. In order of 
seniority they are Sigma CHi, established in 1880 Beta Theta Pi, 
some ten years later Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Delta Theta. At 
the opening of the Fall term the chapter was represented by five 
brothers, Blakemore, '01; Huston, '01; Probasco, '02; Bart h, '02, and 
Walker, '02. Seven men were the result of the usual rushing. Six 
of these men were initiated October 21st, and the seventh was taken 
in some three weeks later. The new men are: Jay C. Beneker, '00; 
Albert L. Baker, '03; Edgar W. McCallister, '03; Truxton Emerson, 
'03; William DeWitt, '03; Warren Woodward, '03, and William SprouU, 
'03. The chapter now consists of twelve members and we will be glad 
to see any visiting brothers at our new quarters in the new Burkart 
Building, $20 Main street, Cincinnati. 

Brothers Blakemore and Barth attended the Philadelphia conven- 
tion and brought back many reminiscences and pleasant recollections. 
We have the Grand Praetor of the Third Province residing with us. 
Brother Cliff Wiltsee, of Mu, and he frequently attends the 
active chapter meetings. 

Cincinnati, O., Nov. 25, 1899. Edgar McCallistbr. 



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LAMBDA LAMBDA — KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

Lambda Lambda began the year very auspiciously by having 
twelve good"Sigs" back to uphold the White Cross. To these we 
have added two more, Brothers John W. Gilbert and George T. Graves, 
both of them the pick of the college "barbs." We have our eye on 
another man whom we hope to put through soon. I do not think it is 
far from right when I say the present chapter is the best that has ever 
represented Sigma Chi at Kentucky State College, at least within the 
memory of any active member. We are well up in all lines of college 
activity. In the military department Brother M. B. Jones commands 
the battalion, Brother J. M. Graves is senior cadet officer, Brother 
Lyie is captain of the battery- The rest are well provided for in non- 
commissioned offices. 

Our football team started off well by defeating Kentucky Univer- 
sity 23-S, Miami by 18-5, and tieing Center College ii-ii. However, 
on Saturday last University of Tennessee " mopped up " with us to the 
tune of 12-0. It was the first defeat for two years and the boys feel 
pretty sore about it. If the team had played in anything like form 
the result might have been entirely different. When the Miami team 
was here we had the pleasure of meeting Brothers Murphy and Young 
who came in the capacities of manager and tackle respectively. 

Lexington, Ky., Nov. 7, 1899. James G. Scrugham. 

MU MU — WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY. 

The beginning of the regular college year saw many changes in 
the feiculty and system. Seven new instructprs have been added to 
the regular faculty; a school of domestic scince has been added. We 
now have a dean of women and a school of music. The elective 
system has been adopted with apparent good results. The attendance 
has increased about two hundred over last year. 

This year has brought us some excellent fraternity material. 
Sigma Chi has been in the van and secured the very best, and we wish 
to introduce Earl Cook Maxwell, '03, of Wheeling, West Vergina, 
William Frances Alexander, '03, Mannington, West Virginia, and 
Robert Calvin Yoho, '01, of Roseby, West Virginia. All are excellent 
men; both, class and society leaders. Brother Yoho was an officer in 
the First West Virginia Volunteers, and upon his retirement from the 
field was presented with a fine gold watch and chain by his brother 
officers and men as a token of their esteem. We will be able to an- 
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West Virginia made a rather poor showing on the gridiron this 
year owing to the graduation of all but two of the old team, Brothers 
Yeager and McWhorter are at full and quarter respectively. The 
incoming material was much too green to be developed enough to 
make good Varsity men. 

The baseball outlook is very favorable. Some good men have 
come from other schools, and we expect an excellent team. 

Morgantown, W. Va., Nov. 27, 1899. J. H. Donahey. 

ALPHA GAMMA— OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. 

The enrollment at the Ohio State University exceeds all previous 
years, and over twelve hundred students (no preparatory or music 
students) enrolled during the first week. Several changes have taken 
place in the faculty and executive force of the University, but by far 
the most important of these changes was, first, the death of Dr. Edward 
Orton, professor of geology and first president of Ohio State Univer- 
sity, on Oct. 16, 1899; second, the instalation of Dr. Wm. O. Thompson 
as president, the vacancy being caused by the resignation of Dr. 
Canfield. 

Eight of our old men returned to school this year and conse- 
quently our outlook was very promising, and since the beginning of 
the year we have initiated James S. Fulton, Stubenville, O., and Stanley 
R. Smith, Columbus, O. 

We are represented on the football team by Paul Hardy, quarter- 
back, James G. Westwater, half-back, and James S. Fulton, "sub" end. 
The record of the team to date is one hundred and forty-six points to 
their opponents five. This record shows that undoubtedly we are the 
State champions for 1899. 

Columbus, O., Nov. 20, 1899. Walter M. Ficrbr. 

BETA — UNIVERSITY OF WOOSTER. 

Beta chapter was re-established at Wooster on September nth,, 
when Brothers Clayton and Richards, of Cincinnati, initiated J. N. 
Pugh, J. W. Morgan and K. C. Johnson. Since then we have initiated 
J. B. Atkenson, of Pataskla, O., Cleres Harrison Howell, of Keokuk^ 
la., and pledged A. S. Rochester, of Athens, O. We worked hard to 
get these men, as they were all bid by other fraternities, which at that 
time were in much better condition for rushing than ourselves. So- 
far we have not lost a ''bid," and have taken "bids" from all the other 
fraternities. We now occuy a hall on the public square and have* with- 
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Our new president, Doctor Holden, was inaugurated Nov. 3d» and 
among the alumni who were here at the time we had the pleasure of 
meeting Brothers C. G. Reynolds, '8i, W. H. McSurley, '86, and Fred 
Phelps, '89. 

We consider Beta's chances very favorable. 

Wooster, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1899. K. C. Johnson. 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

LAMBDA — INDIANA UNIVERSITY. 

The University opened this Fall with a larger attendance than ever 
before. The enrollment will exceed eleven hundred students. But 
few changes have been made in the faculty. Professor Clapp has 
been secured from Illinois College to take charge of our orators and 
debators. In debating, our teams will meet University of Illinois and 
Earlham College this year. 

Our football team has been very successful. The scores so far 
have been : Indiana 17, Rose Polytechnic o; Indiana 5, University of 
Illinois o; Indiana 20, Vanderbilt o; Indian o, Notre Dame 17; Indiana 
35, University of Cincinnati o; Indiana 34, DePauw o; Indiana 6^ 
Northwestern 11. The team plays Miami here next Saturday and 
Purdue at Lafayette on Thanksgiving. Brother Hawley, '01, plays 
left half and Brother McGavney, '01, left end; both have been play- 
ing star games. Brother Headington, '03, played "sub" half until he 
had his knee injured. 

The Glee Club has been re-organized with Mr. Hiatt as director. 
Brother Davis, '00, is again singing first tenor. 

A golf club of fifty members has been organized among the faculty 
and students. Brother Eigenmann, professor of biology, is one of the 
most enthusiastic members. 

Brother Whetsel was unanimously elected treasurer of the Sopho- 
more class at the recent election. Brother Moore has been appointed 
associate editor of the Arbutus^ *oo. Brother Hill and your scribe are 
on the staff of The Daily Student. Brother Hill has received many 
compliments on his clever writings. The writer has been elected treas- 
urer of the Tennis Association, of which Brothers Whetsel, Johnson, 
Davis and Hill are members. 

Of last year's class Brother Smith is studying in Berlin; Brother 
Heyn is laboratory assistant in chemistry in Ohio Medical; Brother 
Willson is court reporter in his district; Brother Ahl is assisting in 
running his father's coal mine in Illinois; Brother Towles is studying 
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So much for statistics. Lambda has been conducting herself, we 
hope, in such a way as to help the Fraternity. Although we miss last 
year's graduates very much, we have been pulling together and have 
now an excellent chapter. We have no chapter house, but we all room 
within a few blocks of each other, and we believe, get the most out of 
our brotherhood. We regret very much at having to lose Brother 
Kent A. Cooper, '02, who has left college to accept a position on the 
Indtanapolis Press, the new paper to be started this month; but we wish 
him God-speed towards the realization of his ambition — a successful 
newspaper man. 

We have left the best until the last. We have initiated Mr. Quincy 
Earl Miliner, '03, of Wabash, a protege of our dear old Fred King, 
and Mr. Hale Keeney, '03, of Rising Sun, whose two brothers before 
him were "Sigs," September 27tb; Mr. Dudley Odell McGovney, '01, 
of Columbus, who is acknowledged one of the very best students and 
all-around athletes in college, and Mr. Ernest Headington, '03, of 
Portland, who is one of the most congenial spirits we ever knew, 
October 11. We feel that in securing these men we have strengthened 
our chapter very much and therefore have a right to feel proud of our 
work. M. C. Bradley. 

Bloomington, Ind., Nov. 15, 1899. 

XI — DEPAUW UNIVERSITY. 

Owing to financial reverses for the last few years, DePauw Univer- 
sity has been on the decline, but the enrollment this Fall shows an 
increase in attendance and the institution has again put on an air of 
prosperity. 

Very little change has been made in the faculty, with the excep- 
tion of a rise in salaries. An endowment of thirty-five thousand dol- 
lars has been left to one of the chairs of the faculty. The prospects 
for the ensuing year are very encouraging. 

In athletics, as for football we rank fourth in the state, but hold 
the state championship in baseball. The University is refurnishing 
the gymnasium and we have a good physical director. 

DePauw University is well represented with fraternities, there 
being more than can thrive in a school of this size, but Sigma Chi 
along with three or four others is in a flourishing condition and will be 
here when the others are forgotten. Although our membership is not 
the largest we are by no means the smallest. We took active part in 
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Frand Kimmerlin, and pledging^ Homer Shaffer, four as strong boys as 
entered the University, making in all ten active members. 

Greencastle, Ind., Nov. 13, 1899. Edward Call. 

RHO — BUTLER COLLEGE. 

Butler, which for several years has been running along rather 
indifferently, suddenly took on a new lease of life and the attendance 
this year is the largest in the history of the College. Professors T. C. 
and W. D. Howe have returned after several years leave of absence 
spent at Harvard and abroad to take chairs of German and English. 
Professor Harper, of Chicago University, takes the chair of mathe- 
matics, and it might be added that all the faculty are young men full 
of enthusiasm, which certainly promises well for the future of the 
institution. 

The Deltas this year started with eight members, the Phis six, and 
Brother Ayres and myself composed Rho chapter at the beginning of 
the year. Brother Walton returned the second week and we have 
since initiated four men and expect to initiate two more in the near 
future. The new brothers are: Archibald A. Hanna, of Irvington, 
Ind., special; Theodore L. Nance, '03, of Brazil, Ind., Ray Kirkpat- 
rick, '03, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Charles Allan Barnett, '03, of 
Vcvay, Ind., who comes from a long line of "Sig" stock. We have 
also pledged Mr. Chester Darnall, '03, of Lebanon, Ind., whom we 
expect to initiate this week. Mr. Walter Butler, the manager of the 
team, is also a ''pledge" and we hope to initiate him with Mr. Darnall. 

We had quite an exciting time at the opening of school with our 
hall. The landlord being offered more money by the Phis, told us we 
roust vacate, which we declined to do. He locked the door and we 
unlocked it. He then threw our goods out, put on a new lock and 
turned over the hall to the Phis. We waited until the Phis had gone 
out, knocked in the transom, took the door off the hinges, threw out 
the Phi furniture, put ours back and mounted guard while Brothers 
Louis, Newburger, Horace Smith and Fred Ritler, lawyers, filed a 
complaint for injunction before Brother Leathers, judge of superior 
court. The injunction was granted and at present, thanks to the aid 
of our alumni, we are in possession and expect to be until the expira- 
tion of our contract, when Brother Hanna expects to build us a new 
hall which will be the finest in the state. 

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CHI — HANOVER COLLEGE. 

Chi chapter, situated as ever in her chapter house home, sends 
greetings to all sister chapters. Owing to a scarcity of Sigma Chi 
material among the new men most of whom were "preps," we did but 
little "spiking" this year; but we take pleasure in introducing Brother 
George Sherlock, '03, of Rykers Ridge, Ind., and our "pledge," Arthur 
Peters, of Fort Wayne, Ind. Our numerical strength is fourteen 
including our "pledge." This number is about the average of the four 
fraternities here. Beta Theta Pi, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Theta 
and Sigma Chi. We were unfortunate this year in the loss of John 
W. Graham, '02, who went to Purdue for a civil engineering course; 
Spencer K. Norton, '02, and Brother George Heckman, '03, who is 
missed very much in athletics. 

Although rather less than the average number of students returned 
this year, the "co-eds" being especially few, the outlook for Hanover 
is bright. The work of remodeling the old college building is being 
rapidly pushed to a finish; $10,000 will be required to finish the build- 
ing inside and out as desired. At present a beautiful new veranda is 
being built and the roof remodeled and slated. At the end of the 
present year Hanover will suffer the loss of Brother A. P. Keil, our 
professor of modern languages, and of Professor F. L. Morse, the 
father of three loyal "Sigs," who will retire after having held the chair 
of mathematics for twenty-six years. 

Five members of the senior class, among whom is your scribe^ 
will contest in December for the Voris oratorical prize of fifty dollars, 
the winner of which will represent the College at the Inter-collegiate 
State Contest. 

Enthusiasm in athletics is increasing from year to year. Every 
afternoon finds two football elevens on the field hard at work. The 
first team up to date, has played two games with Louisville Manual 
Training School, one with Franklin College and one with the Carroll- 
ton, Kentucky, Athletic Club. The second has also won by big scores 
over Madison Business College and Charlestown High School. The 
"Sigs" are represented on the gridiron by MacGregor, Britan and 
Needham. 

Friday evening, November loth, our home was thrown open to 
welcome our loyal "Sig" girls of Madison. After a beautiful drive of 
six miles we arrived at our halls, and soon an orchestra seated in the 
entrance hall was dispensing music for dancing in fraternity hall and 
parlors. Thus by dancing and singing of "Sig" songs a very en}0)^ble 
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We acknowledge visits from Brothers Van Ailing, of Chicago, 
Dr. Evan Totten, Indianapolis, and F. M. Brown, Indianapolis. 

Hanover, Ind., Nov. 13, 1899. Herbert D. Britan. 

DELTA DELTA — PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

Purdue opened this year with the largest attendance in her his- 
tory, but prospects for fraternities were not as bright as one would 
think; nevertheless, this has not kept Delta Delta from looking over 
and picking out the best men. We have nine active men with four 
initiates, two of whom will enter Sigdom in a very short time. We 
enjoyed a pleasant visit from Brother Valentine, '98, before going to 
take a lucrative position at New York. 

There is a very encouraging outlook for football this Fall and the 
Purdue eleven expects to come to the front and guard the fine record 
which their college bears. A new grandstand was erected this year 
by the class of '98, with a seating capacity of seven hundred. This 
adds a great deal to beautifying the athletic field which is known by the 
elevens of the big seven as being a good one. 

A very enjoyable dancing party was given by the chapter at the 
historical "Tecumseh Trail." About sixteen couples were there and 
a pleasant time was had by all present. 

We are in our new chapter house, the pride of our lives, and any 
stray "Sig" may be assured of a hearty welcome. 

Lafayette, Ind., Oct. 18, 1899. Hugh C. Andrbss. 

FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA — NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

College opened with unusually bright prospects; the number of 
students enrolled is larger than ever. There have been three changes 
in the faculty. Dr. U. S. Grant succeeds the late Dr. Oliver Marcy in 
the chair of geology, Dr. Amos W. Patten has been appointed to the 
new chair of biblical instruction, and Miss Anna M. Bowen is the new 
Dean of Woman's Hall. 

The fraternities have all gotten new men. The rushing has been 
rather spirited and "Sig" has aroused the ire of several "frats" by 
pledging men who were considrred sure by the others. 

Omega began the year under rather adverse circumstances, there 
being only three men in the active chapter. Brothers Bray and Ford 
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Brothers Harold C. Johnson, E. F. Briggs, Percy McConnelU Levy 
Williamson and William Heilman, all of '03. We have several more 
men in view and hope to get into a chapter house before the end of 
the semester. 

We are well represented on the musical organizations. Brother 
Briggs is in the mandolin club, Brother Williamson is in the glee club,, 
and the writer is in the University band. 

Evanston, 111., Nov. 14, 1899. William Heilman. 

THETA THETA — UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

At Michigan there has been little change during the past six 
months, save in the matter of attendance which is now about three 
hundred ahead of where it has been at any previons time in the history 
of the University. This places the number at thirty-five hundred 
students, about eight hundred of whom are ''co-eds." Several changes 
in the minor positions on the faculty have taken place, but none of 
importance. During the summer Professor George A. Hench, of the 
department of Germanic languages and literatures, met with a terrible 
accident which later resulted fatally. While coasting down the White 
mountains in the East he was thrown from his wheel and knocked 
senseless. His death left open a professorship on the faculty which 
has not as yet been filled. 

There are now thirty-three Greek letter fraternities striving for 
supremacy at Ann Arbor. Of these, nineteen confine their attention 
to the literary and engineering departments alone, which enroll some 
fifteen hundred students, about eight hundred of whom are girls. 
Seven of the nineteen fraternities mentioned are perhaps more prop- 
erly called sororities, so it leaves twelve fraternities to pick from some 
seven hundred men. The fraternities all live in their chnpter houses and 
thus a larger chapter than is generally found is made necessary. At 
the close of the rushing season the membership of fraternities stands 
on an average between twenty and twenty-five. This year Zeta Psi 
and Sigma Phi are building new chapter houses, both of them being of 
stone. We are still improving our new home into the possession of 
of which we have so recently come. When completed we will have to 
take a back seat for no one. 

In athletics Michigan has won without being scored upon from 
every team met this year except Pennsylvania, and there she was 
defeated in the last minute of the play by the very narrow margin of 
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playing before a hostile crowd. Brother McLean, who plays the left 
halfback position, has been hailed the hero of the game so often since 
that it is hardly necessary for me to tell of his fine work again. Brother 
Ard Richardson is playing end on the reserve eleven and has a good 
chance to play on the Varsity against Wisconsin on Thanksgiving day. 
The season so far has resulted with the following games won by Michi> 
gan: Hillsdale, ii-o; Albion, 26-0; Western Reserve, 17-0; Notre 
Dame, 12-0; Illinois, 5-0; Virginia, 38-0; and one which we didn't 
win, Pennsylvania, lO-ii. 

We opened the year with twenty active men back and have 
increased the number to twenty-three. The three new brothers whom 
we take pleasure in introducing are, Charles S. Mathews, '02, of Pon- 
tiac, Mich., Harry Rickel, '03, of Detroit, Mich., and Roy R. Peck, 03, 
of South Bend, Ind. Brother Samuel Ship, Alpha Pi, has become an 
associate member of the chapter. We are only waiting until our house 
shall be completed to give a very swell house party, which we expect 
will be after the holidays. The athletic dance a week or so ago was 
made the occasion of a "Sig" party. 

In college affairs we are quite as active as ever. Brother Del- 
bridge, as chairman of the cane committee, has been selling canes to 
the Junior "laws," and Brother Knight has been performing like duties 
for the Sophomore "lits." Brother Stansell will wear the class sweater 
of the '02 "laws" after the football season closes, and Brothers Shipp, 
manager, and Ferguson have earned '03 medical sweaters. Brother 
Ard Richardson was captain of the Senior literary team, and Brother 
Nufer played quarterback on the same team. To complete. Brother 
Kittleman plays halfback, and Brother Howard Richardson end on 
the junior literary team, of which Brother Hudnutt is manager. They 
have won the championship of the literary department and will soon 
play for the championship of the University with the Senior " laws." 
Brothers Ricks and Knight are members of the Varsity mandolin club 
and Brother Robins sings in the glee club. Brother McLean has 
secured the most desired chairmanship of the arrangements committee 
for the Senior "prom," and Brother Greening is a member of the Senior 
social committee. George D. Hudnutt. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 20, 1899. 

KAPPA KAPPA — UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

The first semester opened at the Univertity of Illinois with a 
record-breaking attendance: The law and library schools and the 
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increase. The new agricultural building is now in course of construc- 
tion and will be, when completed, one of the finest buildings on the 
campus. 

The fraternities now at Illinois with their respective memberships 
are as follows: Kappa Sigma, 14; Phi Delta Theta, 16; Delta Tau 
Delta, 13; Alpha Tau Omega, 16; Phi Gamma Delta, 15; Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon, 9, and Sigma Chi, 17; of these. Phi Delta Theta and Sigma 
Chi occupy houses. The sororities represented here are. Kappa Alpha 
Theta, 14; Pi Beta Phi, 14, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. 

It seems as though our football team has been shadowed by a 
'*dark cloud of adversity" throughout the entire season. Our luck 
has been varied, but for the most part very hard. We defeated Wes- 
leyan only 6-0, Knox only 5-0, and lost to Indiana 6-0. We held 
Michigan, however, to one touchdown, and played the strong alumni 
aggregation a 0-0 game. The defeat by Wisconsin, 23-0, was a crash- 
ing one, but the fact that it was administered largely by O'Dea is some 
consolation. Kappa Kappa is represented on the 'varsity by Brothers 
Adsit, Stahl, Chamberlin, and "spikes" Pollard and Lewis. Brother 
Carson is the star half-back on the second eleven. Brother Herrick 
and "spike" Gale are prominent in track athletics. 

Our chapter at present numbers seventeen men. We are proud 
to introduce as our latest make of Sigma Chis, Brothers Frederick 
Lathrop Day, of Brimfield, 111., Lyly George Herrick and Dwight 
Orson Herrick, of Farmer City, 111. We have pledged three other 
good men and have good prospects for several more. 

The first occupation of our chapter house was an occasion long to 
be remembered in the chapter's history. All the local "Sigs" formed 
an impressive procession marching from the old chapter hall, carrying 
with them the sacred bones of Constantine to the new house, where a 
most happy house-warming was given. 

Champaign, 111., Nov. 15, 1899. W. J. Brown. 

OMICRON OMICRON — THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. 

Our prospects for the year 1899-1900 are most promising. Omicron 
Omicron began the year with seven active men and two in the gradu- 
ate schools. The latter came to us from other chapters; but, with 
true "Sig" spirit, they are as much of us as though they had ridden 
the Chicago "billy." They are Brothers D. C. Croissant, of Epsilon, 
and Frederick Hutson, of Mu. We have our eye on a number of 
freshmen some of whom we expect to have wearing the White Cross 
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a feiculty regulation against pledging a man until he has been in the 
University for at least three months. 

We expect to give at least two informals and a few "stag" dinners 
before the holidays. Later on in the year we intend giving a large 
dance at the Chicago Beach Hotel to which all **Sigs" will receive a 
cordial invitation. Notice of the exact date of this dance will be given 
out as soon as it is dscided upon. 

We have no representative on this year's football team, but will 
be well represented on both the track and baseball teams. In other 
branches of college life we are quite active, having among us the 
president and business manager of the dramatic club, the president of 
the musical club, the leader of the glee club, the business manager of 
the College Annual^ and a representative on the college paper, as well as 
several minor offices. 

We have been glad to receive visits from several "Sigs" this Fall, 
and hope that many more may be able to drop into our new house at 
5732 Washington avenue. 

Chicago, 111., Nov. 14, 1899. Lewis Lee Losey, Jr. 

ALPHA ZETA — BELOIT COLLEGE. 

Where old Sigma Chi has stood for years in Beloit College she 
stands today. Realizing the importance of being on the ground early, 
at the commencement of the year a dozen fellows reported here the 
week before school opened, prepared to fight desperately with other 
fraternities over every candidate. At the present writing we have eight 
Freshmen pledged; namely. Merle T. Adkins, Charles Maxwell Der- 
ing, Carrol Smith, H. Clinton McRae, William Spensley, C. Alvin 
Emerson, Ernest Kepple and Ralph Babbit. Messrs. Dering, Smith 
and McRae play on this year's 'varsity football team. We expect to 
initiate this gladsome array of unfortunates in December, and earnestly 
beg the co-operation of all neighboring brothers who may find it pos- 
sible to be present at the execution. Already we have initiated Ralph 
S. Green, of the Sophomore class; a royal good fellow whom we 
respectfully introduce. 

Since last year we have lost seven brothers, Jonh R. Houliston, 
Wilfred A. Rowell, Edmund Enright and Rollo Lyman, by graduation; 
James L. Whitney, by transfer to Yale; Edward Purdy and DeCourcey 
Pollock, who have left school. 

The hearts of the entire college community have been gladened 
of late by the announcement that Beloit College will have a new gym- 
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that the Beloit teams will be more of a factor than ever in western 
championship athletics. 

Brother Vogt, delegate to the Philadelphia convention* gave us. 
glowing reports of the sessions that made us all wish theat we were 
there. All hail to the Grand Consul-elect, and success to our sister 
chapters. William Taylor Whitnet. 

Beloit, Wis., Nov. i, 1899. 

ALPHA IOTA — ILLINOIS WBSLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

Alpha Iota chapter opened the year with every indication very^ 
favorable to a prosperous year. Most all of last year's men are back 
and with them Brother Fleming an initiate of '95, but for the last twa 
years a member of Alpha Omega. Brother Fleming has enrolled ia 
the law school. There is an abundance of new material in school 
never before equalled. All members of Alpha Iota chapter join ift 
congratulations to the officers and delegates to the Twenty-fourth 
Grand Chapter for the success of the convention and for the eflfective 
and business like manner in which the work was conducted. We feel 
a just pride in holding forth to the members of the Fraternity as high 
types of manhood and model "Sigs," Brother Joseph C. Nate, now 
Grand Consul, and Brother James P. Bicket, Grand Quaester. These 
men were not only highly respected by the student body while in 
school, but they left an impress upon the social and business life of 
the city that will scarcely ever be forgotten. Naturally we younger 
members of Alpha Iota chapter are striving enthusiastically to main- 
tain the standard of membership. We have six or eight men slated 
but we are going slow for, a "Sig" once a "Sig" always, and to be a 
leader among "Sigs" is to be a prince among men. 

Our delegate to the Grand Chapter, Brother J. D. Funk, was 
unable to attend owing to the serious illness of his father, which 
occurred on the day of Brother Funk's intended departure. The 
death of Mr. Funk's father followed in a few days. The local chapter 
lost a valuable representative, and the Grand Chapter a good enthusi- 
astic worker. The message of condolance from the Grand Chapter Uy 
Brother Funk was a work of respect greatly appreciated. 

The University is prosperous, financially and in point of attend- 
ance. Our football team seems to be almost invincible. On Novem- 
ber 3rd they defeated Champaign (University of Illinois) by a score 
of ii-<5 on the home grounds. The middle of last month they were 
defeated at Champaign 5-0. This is the only defeat of the season 
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the season opened. In the game with Bradley Institute Peoria, III., 
the score was 84-0. In the game with Illinois College, Jacksonville, 
the score stood 60-0. Brother Heater at half has covered 
himself with glory by his star tackles and successful line bucking. 
Brother Richie at quarter plays his position ideally. The team has 
steadily improved in practice, and by the time of the Thanksgiving 
game with Rush Medical College will be in fine form. 

Bloomington, III., Nov. 7, 1899. Hubbr J. Li€BT. 

ALPHA LAMBDA — ^THS UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

Undoubtedly Alpha Lambda has this Fall entered upon the 
strongest year in the history of the chapter. With an active member- 
ship of twelve, enthusiastic in the cause of Sigma Chi, we have 
pledged eight very desirable men. 

The University opened this Fall with a much larger attendance 
than ever before and with a fair amount of good rushing material. 
The rushing was very spirited this Fall and we feel quite proud of the 
showing we made. Our first initiation took place on October 28th, at 
which time we "ran in" seven men, Edward Wollveger, of Milwaukee, 
being unable to go in on account of sickness. In connection with the 
initiation we gave an informal dinner in honor of Brother Ned Dexter, 
Alpha Lambda, who was at the last convention elected Grand Praetor 
of the Fifth Province and one of the Grand Triumvirs. We had fifteen 
alumni present at the dinner and initiation, and the spirit which was 
manifested will make it a n^emorable occasion. The brothers who 
were initiated at this time were: W. K. Murphy and H. G. Oakland, 
of Milwaukee; W. W. Atwater and Wm. Oberne, of Chicago; E. B. 
Stuart, of Mason City, Iowa; H. B. Weider, of Charles City, Iowa, and 
H. A. Parks, of Oconomowoc, Wis. 

Our house is full and nearly all the brothers are eating at the 
chapter house table. We are at present in as good a financial condi- 
tion as could be desired. Our chapter is smaller than many, but it is 
inferior to none. Our motto has been quality and not quantity. 

We have several Freshmen trying for the crew and among them 
some very promising candidates. Brother Williams* stroke on the 
'varsity crew, has been assisting in the coaching of the Freshman crew. 

Brother Frank Jones represented our chapter at the last conven- 
tion at Philadelphia and has come back to us more enthusiastic than 
ever in the cause. J. Earlb Kbmp. 

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ALPHA PI — ALBION COLLEGE. 

With the advent of the new year seven old men were in their 
places at the first roll call ready to make things interesting in the 
rushing line. We have secured, and are pleased to introduce, two 
excellent fellows as Sigma Chis, Mr. Willard Davis, of Marcellus, 
Mich., and Mr. Charles Hayden, of Lansing, Mich. 

A number of changes have been made in the faculty. Professor 
D. B. Waldo, instructor in history and political economy, one ojE our 
charter members, has resigned to become principal of the Northern 
State Normal. Professor Burke, of Columbia, has taken his place 
Professor Blount, of Butler College, fills the new chair of pedadog^y, 
and Professor Stewart, of the Northwestern, of the department of ora- 
tory. The new instructors are very popular with the student body. 

Four fraternities have chapters here, the Delta Tau Delta, Sigma 
Nu, Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Chi. We also have three sorori- 
ties, the Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Gamma and Alpha Chi Omega. 
The three sororities and our chapter all own beautiful lodges upon the 
campus. The fraternities are on a more friendly basis this year than 
ever before. An **inter-frat" committee, composed of two members 
from each fraternity, has been formed in which any matter of business 
pertaining to all the fraternities may be transacted. Our chapter has 
the presidency of the committee. 

We are very well pleased with our prospects in athletics. Pro- 
fessor Brewer, our coach, has proven himself a great success in develop- 
ing a team from the light material he had at his command. We play 
our Thanksgiving gave with Kalamazoo College, at Kalomazoo. 
Brother Wiley was able to arrange a very good schedule for the team. 
Brother Grocock was obliged to resign the captaincy at the beginning 
of the year on account of poor health, but after a month's rest has 
again returned to the game. We have four other men on the eleven, 
Agnew at rightguard. Frost at quarter, Hayden at righthalf, and 
Hyney as substitute and captain of the reserves. 

The fellows have been especially active this year socially. Wc 
have given a "stag feed" to the new professors, an "old time" party 
for the ladies and are now busy preparing for our annual Thanks- 
giving banquet which is acknowledged as the social event of the year. 

With the beginning of next term, Brothers Wiley and Harrow 
will be back with us, making all last year's men back with the excep- 
tion of Brother DeLamarter, who is studying music in Chicago. 

Albion, Mich., Nov. lo, 1899. Bbrt H. Parks. 



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ALPHA SIGMA — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. 

Our State legislature has recently made an appropriation for a 
(15,000 chemical building. Money has also been appropriated for an 
anatomical building exclusively, the only one of its kind in the United 
States. The Athletic Board of Control voted for an expenditure of 
(300 for the purpose of constructing an athletic park. The park is 
now completed and we remark with modest pride that it is inferior to 
none in the West. 

At present football enthusiasm at our University is unbounded. 
Our daily publication, Football^ devoted entirely to football news, is 
chiefly instrumental in arousing student loyalty and patriotism to its 
present unprecedented pitch. Although the team lost to North- 
western and tied Beloit, it has nevertheless shown satisfactory improve- 
ment and is deserving of high praise and encouragement. Brother 
Knowlton, playing "sub full" at present, is expected to become the 
"regular full" at any time. 

Alpha Sigma is today one of the strongest chapters at the Uni- 
versity. We have seventeen active members and two pledged men, 
besides severnl good men in view. Our initiation was held October 
loth, and we introduce with great pleasure Brothers Hugh Plattman, 
'02; Charles Saintsburg, '03, both of Winona, Minn., and Ralph Lovett, 
'02, of Minneapolis. Due to the efforts of the chapter, but especially 
to those of Brothers Daniels and Bosworth, we are nicely settled in a 
chapter house that is worthy of Sigma Chi and in any University. We 
have had several very enjoyable parties this Fall, such as can only be 
properly enjoyed at a chapter house. With the house as a nucleus or 
as the base of operations, and with the apparent untiring efforts of its 
members, Alpha Sigma will retain the advanced position it has regained 
within the past two years. 

Brother Finlayson, '98, one of Minnesota's great heroes of the 
gridiron, has been spending the past week with the chapter. He 
played in the alumni-'varsity game last week. 

Psi Upsilon and Phi Delta Theta are establishing a precedent at 
the University. The two chapters occupy one house. 

Alpha Sigma was very well represented at the athletic ball held 
at the armory, Friday, November loth. 

The chapter football team is very strong, many being old players, 
and we have every promise of winning the fraternity championship. 

It is gratifying also to announce Brother Fred Erb's recent initia- 
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Alpha Sigma is greatly strengthened this year with the presence 
of Brother Roscoe Sanborn, of Phi Phi chapter. 

Zeta Psi succeeded this Fall in establishing a chapter at the 
University. 

We are one of the very few fraternities who have adopted a table 
of their own. The plan pays and is a source of great comfort to all, 
especially to the boys in the house, making it more like a home. We 
are honored with the presence of Attorney Church, whose conserva- 
tism and mature advice always affords an energetic stimulus to his 
younger brothers. 

Finally I shall say that we believe Alpha Sigma to be strong and 
healthy and that she will maintain the proud and worthy position she 
has so deservedly gained. 

Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. ii, 1899. Michael A. Kiepsr. 

ALPHA XI — ^THK UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS. 

As predicted in our last letter, Alpha Xi chapter on her return to 
the University found awaiting her, a very convenient and up-to-date 
chapter house. We entered this house with eleven active men; in 
addition to this, we were glad to have with us as associate members, 
Brothers John B. Henry, '99; A. R. Williams, law, '99; J. S. Worley, 
Xi Xi, '97; F. H. Yost, Mu Mu, '97, and F. A. Bowersock, Alpha Xi, 
'88. Under these favorable circumstances Alpha Xi experienced no 
difficulties during the rushing season. We secured every man we 
"spiked," the majority of them after exciting contests with other 
fraternities. On the night of October 21st we initiated in our beloved 
Fraternity the following worthy brothers: J. F. Tilford and James S. 
Pellett, of Olothe; Milo T. Jones, of Chanute; Boyce Wiltrout, of 
Logan; Ray Clifford, of Kansas City, Kan.; Rollo Feitshans, of Kan- 
sas City, Mo., and Thomas Kingsley, of Paola; the latter being a 
brother of George Kingsley, of Alpha Xi and Theta Theta. We were 
particularly pleased to have with us a goodly number of alumni 
brothers. A very enjoyable banquet followed the initiation, at which 
thirty-five "Sigs" were present. We have pledged two other good 
men and expect to introduce them in our next letter. 

In all departments of the University and its active life, Sigma Chi 
is well represented. Brother F. H. Yost is coach of our football team, 
which promises a never defeated record. Brother Elmer Tucker 
plays lefttackle and is undoubtedly the star of the team. Brother 
Cates is also a member of the team. He was also recently unani- 
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Brother Smith. At the recent election, Brother Osborne was chosen 
class orator before the Senior law class, and will represent his class at 
'Commencement. Brothers Bradley and Pellett are in the University 
band, and A. R. Williams and J. S. Worley are members of the glee 
club. Our two pledges, Brothers Edwards and Williams are members 
of the University orchestra. Brothers Gates, Osborne, Bowersock and 
Jordan, were recently elected to Phi Delta Phi, an honorary law 
fraternity. 

Several of the fraternities here have organized football teams. 
We are to play the first game with Beta Theta Pi, and we con- 
fidently expect to win, owing largely to Brother Yosts' coaching. 

Socially Kansas University has been very active this term. All 
the fraternities have entertained. Sigma Chi gave a pavilion party at 
the residence of Congressman J. D. Bowersock on Friday, September 
^3rd. We are now planning a house warming to formally open our 
new home. This house, built especially for us, is a ten room brick 
with all modern conveniencies. On the lower floor are the parlors, 
chapter room, library, bath room, and guest's room, and the upper floor 
is devoted to sleeping rooms. We have received many favors from 
our friends, among the most noticeable of which is a very handsome 
upright piano from Hon. A. Henley, the leader of the House at Topeka 
during the last session. We are unable to find suitable words to 
express our thanks to him, but nevertheless he has them. No other 
fraternity here can compete with us in quarters and furnishing, nor in 
fact in any other line. 

The growth of Kansas University in the past year is a source of 
gratification to all of her well wishers. The registration is now 
about 1,050 students, which is 200 more than last year at this time. A 
splendid new chemistry builing is in course of construction and rapidly 
approaching completion. Fifteen new instructors have been added to 
the faculty. 

Alpha Xi wishes to acknowledge visits from the following 
brothers: H. H. Whiffin, Alpha Psi, '95; H. A. Adams, Alpha Xi, '90; 
R. S. McAlpin, Alpha Xi, '86; G. R. Shultz. Xi, '86; W. E. Swank, Xi, 
'91; E. F. Havens, Xi, '95; A. A. Johnson, Rho, '93; John Tibbetts, 
Rbo, *93; Dr. A. A. Sharp, Omicron, '83; J. D. Bowersock, Jr., Xi, '91, 
and George Kingsley, Xi. 

Laweence, Kan., Nov. $, 1899. Arthur C. Bradley. 

XI XI — THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI. 

The University opened with a large attendance and has now passed 
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among the new students, and we have succeeded in landing two new 
men whom we now take pleasure in introducing; Brothers E. F. Hal- 
stead, law, 'oi, of Lawsan, Mo., and Charles A. Chenauct, '02, Rich- 
mond, Mo. These with the old men who have returned, Sandder, 
Hallsburtan, Arnold, Thomas, Robertson, Kleinschmidt, Wight, Riley^ 
Thurman and Crenshaw, bring our number to twelve. We have been 
very conservative in our rushing and still have a number of fine men 
in sight. 

The University has, under the able training of Coach White, of 
Cornell, succeeded in putting a very strong team in the field. So far 
we have not been scored against, and have made 117 points against 
our apponents. We won from Nebraska last Saturday ii-o. Brother 
Thurman is playing a star fullback, while Brother Sandder is a prom- 
ising cadidate for end. 

The chapter has gone to considerable expense to refurnish the 
hall which is now one of the prettiest in town. We have no house 
this year, but are conveniently located near each other. 

The news has just come to us that Phi Gamma Delta has granted 
a chapter to some fifteen petitioners here. This brings the number of 
fraternities here to eight, not including Phi Delta Phi and Theta Nu 
Epsilon. Horace R. Rilbt. 

Columbia, Mo., Nov. 19, 1899. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

ETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

The University of Mississippi opened on time this session with 
one of the largest attendances of its record. The prospects for the 
year are good. Dr. F. S. Leathers now fills the chair of natural his- 
tory, which was vacant last session. All the fraternities in school have 
made additions to their membership. 

Our 'varsity football team is much stronger this year than is its 
wont. They have played four strong teams and have been so fortunate 
as to win two out of four. The prospects for a good baseball team is 
indeed flattering. 

Eta chapter still holds the position which she has ever held at 
this institution, that of being among the most active chapters. 

We have made eight new accessions to our ranks, with two of our 
old men back. Brothers A. G. Roane and N. R. Drummond, which gives 
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and expect to carry off their share of honors in the forensic line. On 
the whole we are much gratified with the standing of our chapter and 
its prospects. W. E. B. Leonard. 

Oxford, Miss., Nov. 22, 1899. 

ALPHA NU — THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. 

Texas University opened its doors with better prospects than ever 
before, and the outlook for this year is bright indeed. Hon. Wm. L. 
Prather, of Waco, Texas, has accepted the presidency. He is fully 
capable of filling the position and is well liked by the student body. 
Chairs of oratory, astronomy and physical culture for the "co-eds*' 
have been established and are filled by capable instructors. A ladies' 
gymnasium has been fitted up at great expense and undoubtedly is the 
best in the South. Brackenridge hall is nearing completion and when 
finished will accommodate one hundred and fifty boys. 

The rushing season is about over and it is evident that there is a 
more brotherly feeling among the fraternities than ever before. The 
membership of the different "frats" runs from five to twenty and Sigma 
Chi ranks second in number. 

In an athletic way we are just booming. More interest is being 
taken in athletics than was ever known in the history of the Univer- 
sity. Our football team deserves great praise for having lost but one 
game. The games won were as follows: Dallas 12-0, San Antonia 
37-0, A. & M. College 6-0. The game with Sewanee resulted in a 
score of 12-0 in favor of Sewanee. At present writing our team is 
taking its annual southern trip and will play Vanderbilt and Tulane 
Universities. 

Alpha Nu chapter started out with thirteen old men, and your 
humble servant as a transfer from Xi Xi chapter. We have taken in 
the three best men in the Freshman class and wish to introduce them 
to the Fraternity: Brothers James Thomas Elliot, of Dallas, Texas^ 
Alva Court, of Houston, Texas, and Marcellus Kleberg, of Galveston, 
Texas. It is needless to say that they are already loyal "Sigs." 

Brother W. H. Richardson, an alumnus, has been elected a mem- 
ber of the Athletic Field Council; Brother M. F. Highley is president 
of the Missouri Club; Brother G. A. Robertson is leader of the Ger- 
man Club. 

It is with regret that I report the accident that happened to 
Brother Dick Harris a few days ago while playing football. In a 



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scrimage he was so unfortunate as to get his left leg and two ribs 
broken, but from present prospects he will soon be able to be out 
again. 

Mont F. Highlbt. 
Austin, Texas, Nov. i6, 1899. 

ALPHA OMICRON— TULANS UNIVERSITY. 

Tulane opened its doors an October 2nd with an increese of 
attendance. 

Prospects for a winning football team have never been better. 
Mr. Collier, captain of Virginia last year, is coaching the team, and 
with the good material that we have is sure to turn out a fine one. 
We have played but one game so far, that with the Southern Athletic 
Club in which neither team scored; but games have been arranged 
with Sewanee, Texas, Mississippi and Louisana State University, so 
there are lots of scalps ahead. The final line up has not been decided 
upon, but Brother Westfeldt will surely make end or one of the backs 
and Brother Forsyth "sub." 

Alpha Omicron is fortunate in having all her old men back. 
Brothers J. Blanc Monroe and T. M. Logan graduated last Spring, but 
are with us again taking post-graduate work. Brother Monroe destin- 
guished himself last year; he was the only man in his division, one of 
the three out of the whole class to make destinction in addition to 
winning the english essay medal and commencement speakership. 

On the night of June 9th last, Merrell Neville Smith, '02, and 
Robert Herndon Sharpe, '93, passed safely through the ordeals attend- 
ing a meeting with our "William," and we take great pleasure in intro- 
ducing them to the Fraternity. They are fine boys and have since 
reflected credit upon "Sigs" themselves as well as the chapter. 

During the Summer we were all scattered, but Brother Labonisse, 
our delegate to the convention, gathered in Brothers Tucker, Logan, 
Westfeldt and Forsyth and they all went to Philadelphia, where, from 
all that is known, they were heard even if not seen. They give glow- 
ing accounts of the convention and are unanimous in their praise of 
Phi Phi, and the hospitality shown them during their stay. 

The opening of college marked the beginning of one of the most 
exciting rushes in the history of Tulane; it was not a cane rush, but an 
inter-fraternity rush, all of them taking a hand. The causes of all the 
trouble we introduce in the persons of John Ramey Hayward, '03, and 
Holcomb Arken, '03, who with Brother Sharpe are the pick of the 
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A welcome addition to our chapter is Brother fi.onald Kennedy^ 
Alpha Theta, '02. He is a fine fellow and gives promise of becoming an 
all-around athlete as well as a destinguished sugar chemist. 

"Sigs" as usual hold prominent positions in every phase of college 
life. Brother Logan is president of Tulane German Club and Brother 
Komubloor is secretary. Brothers Labomsse and Murphy are on the 
staff of Olive and Blue, Tulane's weekly, while the former has been 
elected business manager of Jambalaya, Tulane's annual. Brother 
Forsyth was elected assistant football manager which would make him 
manager next year, but his close application to his studies prevents 
acceptance of that important position. Brothers Smith, Sharpe, 
Arken, Forsyth, Logan, Labomsse and Krumbhoar played on their 
respective class teams and had a great deal to do with the success or 
defeats of the teams. Brother Arken managed the Freshman football 
team arid Brother Hayward was elected vice-president of his class. 

We are all looking forward to a visit from our dear friend ex- 
Grand Consul Dudley, if he does come we shall do our best to make 
him have a good time. 

We have no chapter house or lodge at Tulane as all the boys live 
at home, but as a large, representative and most congenial chapter we 
are bard to beat. 

New Orleans, La., Nov. 4, 1899. Hugh M. Krumbhoar. 

ALPHA PSI — VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

We have started out well this year although only six of our fellows 
returned. The following six men, whom we take great pleasure in 
introducing to the Fraternity, have already been initiated: D. P. 
Brown, F. H. Wesfeldt, Frank Chappel, Alonzo Monk, Jr., '03, Carl 
Monk, '01, and J. A. Peoples, '02. We also have with us in the medi- 
cal department, Brother Jones from Eta, and in the law department, 
Brother Frazer from Psi. 

On the night of October 14th, at the Duncan Hotel, the members 
of the active and alumni chapters enjoyed to the fullest extent the 
generous hospitality of our beloved ex-Grand Consul, Dr. Dudley. 

In literary work, Sigma Chi stands at the top. Two of the four 
associate editors, and the business manager of the Observer are *'Sigs." 
In the Thanksgiving debate. Brother Peoples will represent the Philos- 
ophic Society, and Brother Monk the Dialectic. 

It is early yet to tell much about our football record. We have 
already beaten old Miami very genteelly. The boys played good 
ball. In the Cincinnati and University of Indiana games we lost. 

Nashville, Tenn., Nov. i, 1899. George G. Marshall. 



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ALPHA UPSILON — THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

At Alpha Upsilon's first meeting for the year 1899-1900 five men 
answered to roll call — T. C. Meyers, Claire Young, H. B. Tibbetts, E. 
D. Hiller and H. W. Mclntier. From last year's strong chapter we 
lost by graduation Brothers Bradley and Scott. The former is at 
present attending the Pacific Theological Seminary at Berkley, Cali- 
fornia, while Brother Scott has just been ordained a minister in the 
Universalist church. He is pastor of the church of his denomination 
at Pomona, California. Brother Thornhill, of Gamma, who spent last 
year with us in quest of the fountain of " perpetual youth," has found 
it and returned. "Thorny" made many good friends in Los Angeles 
who regretted that it was necessary for him to leave sunny Southerly 
California so soon. Brothers Barr and Cowan went to Leland Stan- 
ford Jr. University this year, where they are pursuing their studies. 

Brother A. O. Martin, who has worked so long and so hard for 
Alpha Upsilon, left college this year to become a reporter 
on the Los Angeles Daily Times. 

We have initiated no one yet, but intend giving *' Billy" and the 
impedimenta a little exercise in the near future. 

The chapter pleasantly entertained its friends with an informal 
dance at the Casa de Rosa's on the evening of October 15. This pretty 
lodge has been secured by the "Sigs" for other functions this winter. 

The University of Southern California football team will meet the 
Pomora College team in the annual match game at Pomora, California^ 
on Thanksgiving Day. 

Brother Tibbitts has been elected business manager of the Glee,. 
Mandolin and Guitar Clubs. This famous organization will tour the 
northern part of the state during the holidays. 

Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 28, 1899. H. W. McImtibr. 

ALPHA OMEGA — LELAND STANFORD JR., UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter Stanford has made several additions to her 
buildings. The front side of the outer quadrangle is nearly completed 
and funds are now available to complete the original plans. No longer 
hampered financially, Stanford should make rapid strides of progress. 

The Stanford chapter of Phi Delta Theta have just moved into 
their new house on the campus. Six of the thirteen fraternities now 
have houses built for them to rent, with the idea of eventually owning 
them in some instances. The houses range in value from $5,000 to 
SiO,000, and being built in this way, are especially well adapted for 
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We have twelve men in Alpha Omega chapter this semester and 
have two men pledged who will enter Christmas. Brothers Barr and 
Cowan, of Alpha Upsilon, are with us, and we have initiated Brothers 
Raymond W. Rossiter and Joseph A. Miller, from the freshman class. 
We will lose but two men by graduation this year, so we feel that our 
prospects are good for next year. 

We have received visits this semester from Brother George F. 
Church, of Alpha Sigma, and Brothers Dutton, Flanagan and Grim- 
wood, of Alpha Beta. Such visiting brothers are always welcome. 

Frank W. Bennett. 

Palo Alto, Cal., Nov., 26, 1899. 

ALPHA BETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 

The re-opening of the University of California on the 4th of 
August found the number of Alpha Beta's active members diminished 
by one. Brother John F. Dean, '01, had decided not to return to col- 
lege, but to engage in business. All the other brothers were on hand, 
however, and we began at once the task of securing the best of the 
entering Freshmen. In this success has followed our efforts, and we 
have the pleasure of introducing to the Fraternity at large Brothers 
George M. Brolmmel, Walter B. Bundschu, Harry G. Butler and S. 
Waldo Coleman, all of '03. Brothers Broemmel, Bundschu and Cole- 
man are from San Francisco, and Brother Butler from Sos Gatos, Cal. 

On Saturday evening, November 4th, the chapter attended a 
reunion and banquet of the Sigma Chis in California, which was held 
in San Francisco. The active members of Alpha Omega were there 
in a body, as were likewise a fair number of alumni from eight differ- 
-ent chapters. A very enjoyable evening was passed, and after the 
dinner the first steps were taken for the formation of a San Francisco 
Alumni Chapter. 

Alpha Beta has since the beginning of the term, had the pleasure 
of visits from Brothers Robert C. Oliphant, Alpha Delta; J. O. 
Philipps, Alpha Nu; PuUis, Alpha Epsilon, and Albert C. Whitney, 
Alpha Zeta and Theta Theta. Brother Whitney has recently been 
appointed instructor in mathematics in the University, making the 
third Sigma Chi in the faculty. 

California's prospects for a successful college year are of tke 
brightest. The Freshman class is by far the largest that has ever 
entered^ making over six hundred; and their football team, in the 
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team to the close score of 6-0. Nine of our last year's victorious 
'varsity have returned, and there is excellent material for the two- 
vacant places. Our old coach, George Cockran, is again with us this 
year» and with him is "Ad" Kelly, one of Princeton's finest halfbacks. 
Three games have been played against the Olymyic Athletic Club,, 
resulting in the scores 6-o, 0-0 and 15-0 in pur favor, while Stanford 
has not been able to win once against the same team. In view of 
these things a victory over Stanford on Thanksgiving seems certain 
unless over-confidence weakens the team. 

We have also to mention the inauguration of our new president,, 
Benjamin Ide Wheeler, late of Cornell, on October 25th, a choice 
heartily approved of by both students and faculty. 

Berkeley, Cal., Nov. 11, 1899. O- C. Pratt. 

ETA ETA — DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

When college opened this Fall and we held our first meeting,, 
the chairs which '99s commencement had left vacant cast a glow 
over the meeting, and we felt as members of some of our old femilies 
feel, when at the reunions they notice the empty chair. But the 
depression was short lived. The old Sigma Chi spirit came out vic- 
torious as it always does, and each successive meeting grew brighter 
and brighter, while our prospects for gaining some of the leading men 
in the incoming class increased. 

Now we are confident that the coming year will be one of the 
brightest in the annals of Eta Eta, for we have pledged nine of the 
best men in '03, and three upper-classmen. To some of our western 
brothers this may seem a very large number and I will say in explana- 
tion that the membership of all the fraternities here at Dartmouth is 
probably larger than at any other college in the country, averaging 
between thirty and forty men. 

Probably at present the chief topic of interest throughout the 
college world is football. Dartmouth started in the season with a 
rush, but the loss of several of the best men through injuries, has con- 
siderably chilled the bright prospects. However, we hope for the 
best. Sigma Chi is represented on the team by Brother Hutchinson 
at guard and Brother Wainright behind the line. Brother Edwards^ 
'99f is coaching at the Case School of Science, Cleveland, Ohio. 

We have heard from several '99 men this Fall. Brothers Foisom 
and Boston are taking medical courses, the former at Dartmouth, the 
latter at Bowdoin. Brother Whittier is with us this year, taking a 
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Massachusetts. Brother Brown is engaged in newspaper work at New 
Bedford. Brother Osgood is taking a post-graduate course at Massa> 
chusetts Institute of Technology, Brother Huckins is engaged in civil 
engineering work at North Hampton, and Brother Houson is taking a 
course in law at Boston University. 

Hanover, N. H., Nov. 4, 1899. E. S. Caldsrwood. 

AIJ>HA THETA — MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Technology has opened with the largest roll of students in its 
history, and Alpha Theta is found represented in many of the leading 
positions of the life of the institution. 

We returned to the Institute with sixteen active members. The 
new brothers whom we wish to introdnce are, F. B. Walker, of Minne- 
apolis, Minn.; S. B. McKelvey, of Yougstown, Ohio; R. C. Jordan, of 
Columbus, Ga., and C. S. Cole, of Detroit, Mich., also H. B. Canly, a 
transfer from Mu chapter. These are all good men, and we are sure 
they will make true Sigma Chis. 

We are represented on the football team by Brother W. R. Collin^ 
who is manager, Brother T. Foote on the Sophomore team, and who 
made a great reputation in the class game with the Freshman, who were 
defeated by a score of 32-0. Brother McKelvey played on the Fresh- 
man team, and the defeat was by no means due to him. The Sopho- 
more won the cane rush by a score of 20-8, which is the worst defeat 
and Freshman class has ever received. 

We are situated in a new bouse in the surburbs of Boston, and 
which is without doubt the best of the chapter houses at the Institute. 
A week ago we gave a reception in order to show our new house. 
Many of our alumni brothers were present and many men from other 
fraternities. We can assure you it was a great success. 

Alph Theta hopes that any brother who is in or near Boston will 
drop in and make us a call, for he sure he will receive a warm welcome 
at 106 Thorndike street. T. P. Gates. 

Baston, Mass., Nov. 24, 1899. 

ALPHA PHI— CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Cornell opened this year with her largest Freshman class, number- 
ing nearly seven hundred, in spite of the increased entrance require- 
ments. The total University registration for the year is about twenty- 
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The fraternity world is exceedingly well represented in Cornell. 
Wc have twenty seven active fraternities in the University. This 
makes competition for the desirable men very strong. 

Last month during the preliminaries of initiation of one of the 
fraternities a candidate was drowned. This unfortunate affair caused 
considerable stir, not only in the University, but among the public as 
well. It has led the Faculty, with the co-operation of twenty-three of 
the Fraternities, to prohibit anything in initiations that is at all dan- 
gerous or injurious to the candidate. 

Thus far Cornell has a brilliant career on the gridiron, winning 
from Columbia by a score of 29-0, and defeating Princeton for the first 
time in the history by 5-0. We have one more important game for 
Thaaksgiving, with "Old Penn." The team is working hard and of 
course we all hope for the best. 

Alpha Phi lost seven men by graduation last year, leaving only 
eight to begin work this year. But we landed some fine fellows and 
have six pledged. We take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, 
William C. Dalzell, Jr., Raymond Haisler, Ralph M. Brown and John 
R. Lee. Edward C. Caldwbll. 

Ithaca, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1899. 



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REUNION AND BANQUET OF THE PACIFIC COAST MEMBERS OF SIGMA CHI. 

A reunion and banquet of the Sigma Chis on the Pacific Coast 
was held November 4th, under the auspices of Alpha Beta and Alpha 
Omega, at Delmonico's, San Francisco, Cal. A fair number of repre- 
sentative brothers were present, including the active chapters from the 
University of California and from Stanford University. Brother Safe 
Pence, Chi, '77^ acted as toastmaster in the absence of Brother Joseph 
S. Eastman, Chi, '/St who was unable to attend. 

After serving of an excellent repast Brother Pence called upon 
Brother R. M. Drake, Alpha Omega, '94, to respond to the toast, 
"Sigma Chi." Brother Drake, who was one of Alpha Omega's charter 
members, told of the prospects of Sigma Chi in California, and said 
that the high aims and standards of the Fraternity had always been, 
and were yet, maintained by its three westermost chapters. In con- 
clusion he stated his hearty approbation of the proposed San Fran- 
cisco alumni chapter, "whose success," to quote his own words, 
"depends not alone on the alumni, but also on the active members." 

In answer to the toast, "The Eighth Province," Brother A. J. 
Jarman, Alpha Omega, '64, the recently elected praetor spoke. He 
pronounced his intention of conscientiously performing his new duties, 
both as regards the visiting of chapters already established, and the 
investigating the formation of new ones, and impressed upon the 
alumni that their duties of looking up desirable material are not ended 
with their college course. 

Brother E. F. Haas, Alpha Beta, '92, respond to the toast, "Alpha 
Beta Chapter," declaring he did not have to speak for Alpha Beta, as 
Alpha Beta spoke for herself. In addition he described the superior 
enthusiasm of Sigma Chi in the East, and said that an alumni chapter 
was needed in the far West to equal this enthusiasm. • 

Brother W. E. Winship, Alpha Omega, '95, answered the toast, 
"Alpha Omega Chapter," telling of the chapter's early struggles and 
present prosperity, and of its intentions to soon own a chapter house. 

"Sigma Chi out of College" was handled by Brother E. W. Stadt- 
muller^ Alph Beta, '98. He referred with pleasure to the large, and, 
as he expressed it, cosmopolitan gathering of "Sigs" present, saying 
that in the past all such gatherings in San Francisco had been confined 
to one chapter. He hopes that in view of the probable formation of 
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Brother Pence then called upon Brother Orville C. Pratt, Alpha 
Beta, '02, for the toast, "Sigma Chi in College." Brother Pratt told of 
the flourishing condition of the active chapters in California, and said 
that but one thing was lacking to them — a closer and more intimate 
co-operation — an end which organized alumni would certainly bring 
about. 

Brother A. C. Oliphant, Alpha Delta, '89, then rose to tell of the 
plans for a San Francisco alumni chapter. He had proposed the 
project in a chapter meeting of Alpha Beta, where it had been faivor- 
ably received, and had written concerning it to Charles Ailing, Grand 
Tribune of the Fraternity. When Brother Oliphant had read extracts 
from Brother Alling's reply amidst great applause, he said that a peti- 
tion was ready to be circulated for signatures. This was done and the 
requisite names were soon obtained. 

The toastmaster then called on Brother Denton D. Stark, Iota,. 
'61, as the oldest brother present, to say a few words about *'Sigma 
Chi in the Early Sixties." Brother Stark responded in a grave and 
stirring speech, the text of which is as follows: 

"I have been requested to speak upon my reminiscences of Sigma 
Chi when I was in college. It is now nearly forty years since I was 
initiated into Iota chapter, now defunct, at Jefferson College in Penn- 
sylvania. The time was an exciting one. It was just before the 
opening of the long and deadly conflict for supremacy between the 
(forth and the South. Many of my chapter brothers enlisted in the 
army, leaving their college work to tight and even to die for their 
country. Many, also, fell upon the firing line, many were wounded^ 
many rose to higher and more honorable positions. 

*'Sigma Chi then consisted of a half clozen of chapters, all East of 
the Mississippi river. Today there are fifty-one prosperous chapters^ 
extending from New Hampshire to California, from the Atlantic to 
the Pacinc. It brings joy to my heart when I think of this rapid 
development in numbers and in influence, but even in the midst of joy 
come painful memories — the memories of those who were my brothers 
and comrades, who were the pioneers of progress, but who passed 
away long years ago without beholding the crowning fruits of their 
efforts and labors. It is the saddest thing in life to me to read over 
in our catalogue the long list of starred names, the names of my loyal 
friends and true-hearted brothers. Life is before you, my brothers,, 
life is behind me. I am glad to see you all so bright and cheerful here 
tonight, and I hope that success will not disappoint you in your 
undertakings. 

'*The expansion of Sigma Chi which I mentioned before, has kept 
step with the expansion of the Nation, and has been along the same 
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oor country's example, should branch out in new directions, nor should 
we rest before we attain the limit of perfection." 

The banquet closed with a short address by Brother Pence, in 
which among other things he said that the ideal Sigma Chi was a good 
fellow, a good man and a good citizen. 

Following is a list of those present: 



Henry F. Bailey, Alpha Beta, '90. 
Alex. R. Baldwin, Alpha Beta, '96. 
A C Barr, Alpha Omega, '03. 
T. S. Bennett, Alpha Omega, •01. 
Geoige M. Broemmel, Alpha Beta, '03. 
Waher B. Bundschu, Alpha Beta, '03. 
Harry G. Butler, Alpha Beta, '03. 
J. F. Cowao, Alpha Omega, *oo. 
R. M. Drake, Alpha Omega, '94, 
F. C. Dutton, Alpha Beta, '02. 
H. S. Dutton, Alpha Beta '94. 
J. C. H. Ferguson, Alpha Beta, ex-*95. 
John W. Flanagan, Alpha Beta, *oi. 
F. W. Grimwood, Alpha Beta, ex-*99. 
Edward F. Haas, Alpha Beta, *92. 
A. J. Jarman, Alpha Omega, '94. 
C K. Jones, Alpha Beta, *97. 
Horace W. Joss, Alpha Omega, '00. 



J. £. Saw, Alpha Omega, 'oa 
C. F. Miller, Alpha Omega, '03. 
Bernard C. Nichols, Alpha Omega, '00. 
Robert C. Oliphant, Alpha Delta, "Sq. 
A. G. Page, Alpha Omega, *Q2. 
£. B. Partridge, Alpha Omega, '01. 
Safe Pence, Chi, '77. 
Orville C. Pratt, Alpha BcU, 'oa. 
F. R. Pitman, Alpha Omega, '01. 
Thomas W. Ransome, Alpha Beta, '91 . 
Henry W. Roeding, Alpha Beta, '97. 
R. W. Rossiter, Alpha Omega, *03. 
Hudson Smythe, Alpha Beta, ex-'99. 
£. W. Stadtmuller, Alpha Beta, '98. 
Denton D. Stark, Iota, '61. 
Charles £. Townsend, Alpha Beta, '9a 
W. £. Winship, Alpha Omega, '95. 
Charies N. Wright, Alpha Beta, '02. 



THANKSGIVING DINNER OF THE CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

The alumni chapter of Chicago had its Thanksgiving dinner at 
Dejonghe's restaurant in Monroe street on the evening of November 
29th. Seldom has a Sigma Chi evening started with such solemnity. 
The brothers were on their dignity when the blue points came on. 
They livened slightly at about the time of the entree but they did not 
show the proper degree of animation until after the cigars had been 
lighted; then they redeemed themselves by a great deal of meritorious 
noise-making. 

The speeches, the stories and the passing of the loving cup served 
to put everyone into a happy mood. With the return of Brother Burr 
Mcintosh, who had been compelled to hurry away from the dinner in 
order to assist in the performance at Powers' theater, and the arrival 
of a delegation from the Michigan "smoker," the session became as 
warm as anyone could desire. 

John H. Hamline, president of the association, held the place of 
honor at the head table. George P. Merrick, Omega, '84, acted as 
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will readily forget the serious little speech which Brother Merrick 
interjected into the toast program. It was an eloquent and thoughtful 
comment on the realities of fraternity life and the members listened 
with close attention. Nothing could have been more' timely or in 
better taste. 

Brother Burr Mcintosh made a large hit with two or three capital 
anecdotes. Brother Charles Ailing covered himself with glory by his 
pointed and witty introductions of the brothers during the passing of 
the loving cup. The silent toast to the late Judge Dawson was most 
reverently given. There were short speeches, twenty or more; an 
occasional volley of college yells, and plenty of earnest singing. It 
was a highly satisfactory Sigma Chi kind of an evening. 

Resolutions favoring a residence directory and a post-graduate 
degree were adopted. The annual election of officers resulted as fol- 
lows: President, James Todd, Chi; vice-president, Walter L. Fisher, 
Chi; secretary, Jasper N. Dresser, Delta Delta; treasurer, Herbert C. 
Arms, Kappa Kappa; executive committee, Herbert C. Arms, chair- 
man; VanWagcner Ailing, Delta Delta; Fred P. Vose, Omega; John 
R. Houleston, Alpha Zeta. Greetings were received from the New 
York alumni chapter, and Grand Consul Joseph C. Nate sent a letter 
of respect. Those present at dinner were: 



Bertram Adams, Alpha Lambda. 
George Ade, Delta Delta. 
W. T. Alden, Omega. 
Charles Ailing, Chi. 

C. A. Ailing, Kappa Kappa. 
Van W. Ailing. DelU DelU. 
£. L. Andrews, Omega. 

F. T. Andrews, Omega. 

H. C. Arms, Kappa Kappa. 
Waldo B. Bach, TheU Theta. 
Frank S. Bachelder, TheU Theta. 
£. H. Baker, Alpha ZeU. 
J. H. Bartley, Alpha Pi. 
W. P. Beaver, Kappa. 
J. P. Bicket, Alpha Iota. 
W. M. Booth, Omega. 
W. L. Bronaugh, Mu. 

G. T. Bunker, Alpha Zeta. 

D. H. Camahan, Kappa Kappa. 
Carter, Theta Theta. 

M. C. Chatler, Kappa Kappa. 
Charles A« Churan, Alpha Zeta. 
Mark A. Cleveland, Omicron. 



H. C. Hester, Omega. 

J, R. Houliston, Alpha Zeta. 

I. B. Hudson, Kappa Kappa. 

Myron Hunt, Omega. 

H. C. Johnson, Omega. 

C. £. Jones, Gamma. 

H. N. Kelsey, Rho. 

Carl Latham, Omega. 

A. G. Manus, Kappa Kappa. 

Lee Mathias, Mu Mu. 

Clarence McCarthy, Omicron Omicnm. 

J. H. McCortney. Phi. 

Ruel McGill, Kappa Kappa. 

Burr Mcintosh, Phi. 

A. J. Mcintosh, Omega. 

John F. McLean, Theta Theta. 

George P. Merrick, Omega. 

W. H. Merrill, Alpha Theta. 

Newman Miller, Alpha Pi. 

Clarence Moery, Omega. 

Wilkins Owens, Kappa Kappa. 

Parks, Alpha Lambda. 

Charles E. Peet. Alpha Zeta. 



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L. C Collins, Omegau 

Edward Cooper, Kappa Kappa. 

Paul H. Cooper, Kappa Kappa. 

W. C Crane, Theta Theta. 

D. C. Croissant, Epsilon. 

Frank Crosier, Chi. 

Edward M. Dexter, Alpha Lambda. 

Hewitt Dixon, Kappa Kappa. 

J. M. Dresser, Delta Delta. 

W. J. Etten, Delta Delta. 

A. F. Evans, Alpha Zeta. 

S. Reed Faris, Mu. 

C. F. Flynn, Alpha Zeta. 

Frank Gazzolo, Kappa Kappa. 

George E. Granger, Theta Theta. 

Burton O. Greening, Theta Theta. 

John H. Hamline, Omega. 

J. T. Harahan, Alpha Theta. 

J. W. Harris, Theta Theta. 

W. A. Heath, Kappa Kappa. 

John A. Henry, Gamma. 

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C. R. Pendleton, Omega. 

Edward W. Pickard, Kappa Kappa. 

A. F. Rader, Mu Ma. 

George Rapp, Kappa Kappa. 

L. C. Rawlins, Omega. 

Howard Richardson, Theta Theta. 

Ard E. Richardson, Theta TheU. 

William R. Rummler, Theta TheU. 

C. H. Sharer, Alpha Pi. 

D. D. Tearse, Alpha Lambda. 
James Todd, Chi. 

F. J. Tourtelotte, Omega. 
Fred P. Vose, Omega. 
A. Z. White, Alpha Zeta. 
W. T. Whitney, Alpha Zeta. 
C. W. Whitney, Theta Theta. 
Henry Wilder, Kappa Kappa. 
L. A. Williams, Alpha Zeta. 
Floyd A. Wilson, Theta Theta. 
C. J. Windsor, Alpha Zeta. 
Fred Wing, Omega. 
Wyeth, TheU Theta. 



MIDSUMMER MEETING OF THE CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAFER. 

The Chicago alumni chapter held its annual midsummer meeting 
at Sans Souci Park, July 26th. Grand Consul W. L. Dudley was the 
guest of honor. The menu, the program of toasts, and the spirit of 
abandon with which the fifty-nine Sigma Chis present entered into the 
jollification, united in making the meeting completely successful in 
every particular. Those present were: 



Grand Consul William L. 
George Ade, Delta Delta, '87. 
Fred C. Ailing, Chi. 'o^, 
Herbert C. Arms, Kappa Kappa, '95. 
E. L. Andrews, Omega, *<p. 
£. H. Baker, Alpha Zeta. 
W. P. Beaver, Kappa, '85. 

E. B. Burdick, Kappa Kappa, '95. 
VL C. Chatten, Kappa Kappa, '96. 
Lorin C. Collins, Omega, '72. 

F. J. Fitzwilliams, Gamma, '63. 
John A. Henry, Gamma, '68. 
Giles Hubbard, Omega, '92. 

L. Lee Losey, Jr., Omicron Omicron, *oa 
Ben McCutcheon, Delta Delta, '96. 
William H. McSurely, Beta, '86. 



Dudley, Nashville, Tenn. 
Charles Ailing, Chi, '85. 
Van W. Ailing, Delta Delta, '97. 
F. T. Andrews, Omega, '81. 
C. R. Barnard, Omega, '97. 
W. M. Booth, Omega, '78. 
J. P. Bicket, Alpha Iota, '97. 
Mark A. Cleveland, Omicron Omicron, '00. 
M. E. Coleman, Omicron Omicron, '98. 
W. J. Etten, Delta Delta, '92. 
J. T. Harahan, Jr., Alpha TheU, '99. 
Myron Hunt, Omega, '92. 
Fred L. Hutson, Mu, '99. 
C. B. Kimball, Kappa Kappa, '94. 
E. W. McGrew, Omega, '99^ 
Warren Mclntire, Omicron Omicron, 'oa 



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Ray G. MacDonald» Alhpa Pi» '93. Stephen T. Mather. Alpha Beu, '87. 

Lee D. Mathias* Xi» '94. Victor A. Matteson, Kappa Kappa, '9$. 

E. S. Mow, Omega. George P. Merrick, Omega, *84. 
Newman Miller, Alpha Pi, '93. Joseph C. Nate, Alpha Iota, '90. 
Charles L. Owen, Mu, "Ss. J. W. O'Leary. Alpha Phi. '99. 
Edward W. Pickard, Kappa Kappa, "SS. George Rapp, Kappa Kappa, *oo. 

F, L. Rainey, DelU Delta, •89. W. R. Rummuler, TheU Theta, •9a 
S. C. Rawlins. P. B. Ransom. 

A. F. Rader, Mu Mu Charles F. Roby. Omicron Omicron, '98. 

George B. Shattuck, TheU TheU, '9a James S. Shortle, DelU DelU. *88. 

William L. Steele, Kappa Kappa, '96. Robert C. Spencer, Jr.. Alpha Lambda, "86. 

James Todd, Chi, *87. C. W. Valentine, DelU Delta. 

Jesse P. VanDoozer, Omega, 96. H. W. Wilder, Kappa Kappa, *86. 

C. W. Whitney, TheU TheU, '99. W. G. Zimmerman, Alpha Theta, '98. 

SECOND ANNUAL BANQUET OF THE DETROIT ALUMNI. 

The Michigan alumni of Sigma Chi are manifesting greatly 
increased interest in the welfare and progress of the Fraternity. The 
second annual banquet under the auspices of the Detroit alumni called 
together a very representative assembly of brothers from all parts of 
the state. 

The dinner was at the Hotel Cadellac. November 4th. The menu 
was delightfully arranged, and the ser\'ice was well nigh perfect. J. 
Emmett Sullivan, Theta Theta, '86 was toastmaster, and there were 
responses by Burton O. Greening, Theta Theta, '02; Nelson B. Hadley 
Alpha Kappa. '91; Eli R. Sutton, Theta Theta, '91; Arthur D. Stan- 
sell. Theta Theta, '99; Arthur Webster, Theta Theta, '92; William M. 
SnelU Alpha Pi, '87, and others. The following is a list of the brothers 
present: 

A. £. Ferguson, TheU Theta» *Q2» Sault Ste. Marie. 

Lewis M. Grane, Theta Theta, *oi, Menominee. 

Floyd A. Wilson, Theta Theta, '02, Law, Ann Arbor. 

Charles H. Widman, Theta Theta, Detroit, Mich. 

Arthur D. Stansell. Theta Theta, '99, Literary, •02, Law, Detroit, Mich. 

Arthur Webster, TheU Theta. Law, '92, Detroit 

George D. Hudnutt, TheU Theta, English, *oi. South Bend, Ind. 

David Russell Lyman, Psi, Medical, '92, University of Virginia, Greenville* 

Robert T. Anderson, Psi, Law, University of Virginia, Greenville. 

W. J. Beazan, Alpha Pi, Detroit. 

Arthur E. McClintoch, Alpha Pi, Detroit 

Harry Rickel, TheU Theta, '99, Law, Special Literary, Detroit. 

Charles S. Matthews, TheU Theta, '02, Pontiac 

Howard Richardson, TheU TheU, *oi, Sagmaw. 

E. G. Beuret, TheU, TheU, '00, Flmt 

F. C. Mellish, TheU TheU, *oi, English, Saginaw. 



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Carl S. Kennedy, Theta Theta, '98, Rockford, III. 

D. W. Hawksworth, Alpha Epsilon, '97, Detroit. 
H. H. Lotter» Xi Xi. '97, Moberly, Mo. 

F. K. McEldowney, Alpha Pi, Detroit. 
Newman Miller, Alpha Pi, '93, Albion. 

E. R. Page, Alpha Pi, '95, Detroit. 

William M. Snell, Alpha Pi, '87, Sault Ste. Marie. 
Eli R. Sutton, Theta Theta, '91, Detroit. 

NEW YORK ALUMNI THANKSGIVING DINNER. 

Without doubt the ninth annual Thanksgiving dinner of the New 
York alumni chapter held Wednesday evening, November 29, 1899, 
was the largest, in quality and quantity of guests, ever held in the 
Empire City. 

The famous hostry known as the Arena was for the eighth time, 
the scene of Sigma Chi revelry. The room known as College Hall 
is well adapted for such gatherings. The walls are covered with 
costly tapestries representing college sports, and a frieze is made of 
collcKC flags and sporting paraphernalia. 

The committee who had the banquet in charge this year was com- 
posed of Brothers C. S. MacCalla, Frank R. Dickey, F. E. Church, 
George A. Rhame and Henry I. Mills. Three of the committee, 
Brothers MacCalla, Dickey and Rhame are new men in the alumni 
chapter, and their interested activity is commendable. Brother 
Church produced a work of art in the menus, and Brother Mills 
delighted everyone by the results of his efforts to produce a unique 
musical program. 

A special feature of our banquets is the informal reception held 
for an hour preceding the dinner. This year the Nimrod Room was 
filled at seven o'clock. Brother Dickey had provided each guest with 
a pretty badge of blue and gold, to which was attached a card bearing 
the name and chapter of the recipient. Consequently, formal intro- 
ductions were unnecessary, and the game of sociability was thoroughly 
enjoyed. 

We were delighted to welcome home our honored president, 
George W. Cummings. His trip around the world has prevented him 
from attending Sigma Chi banquets for several years. As toastmaster. 
Brother Cummings made a humorous speech before introducing the 
Rev. Dr. Theodore A. K. Gessler, our dear "Old Faithful," who has 
•ever missed a Sigma Chi banquet in New York. Dr. Gessler 
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and inspiring sheeches that a Sigma Chi has ever had the privilege 
and pleasure of hearing. 

Dr. J. C. S. Weills, of Sing Sing, was scheduled to speak to the 
toast "Stars and Stripes/' but a message arrived stating that at the 
eleventh hour his pbysican had advised his remaining at home. He 
said he was with us in spirit, although celebrating all alone his fortieth 
anniversary as a Sigma Chi. Brother Stephen Mather, vice-president 
of the Chicago alumni, was called upon to fill Dr. Weills place, and 
he responded in a hearty and loyal manner. Brother Mather was one 
of the charter members of the New York alumni, and we were 
delighted to welcome him with us again. Greetings were sent through 
him to the Chicago alumni. 

Way back in '6i, Dr. Gessler had a class-mate, A. R. Townsend. 
Of course he was a "Sig," too, and with all the added honors of the 
years of professorship, he had not forgotten his loyalty to and pleasure 
in his Fraternity, He came in from Reading, Pa., and spoke on "Sigma 
Chi in the Faculty," but found his proximity to Dr. Gessler and remin- 
iscences of college days too tempting to permit him to confine him- 
self to his subject. 

Brother Cummrngs then called upon your humble correspondent 
as Grand Praetor of the Ninth Province, to speak on "Sigma Chi in 
the East." Conditions existing in the chapters of his province were 
briefly reviewed. He has inaugurated a movement to organize the 
alumni in Boston into an alumni chapter. As one of the "Fathers" of 
the Columbia chapter, his energies are just now directed toward the 
securing of a new club house in the city. The Columbia youngsters 
had come thirty-two strong, and when the Grand Praetor had con- 
cluded they cheered him and broke out with college yells and songs, 
specially written for the occasion by Brothers Pitt, Farley and Brown. 

Quietness was at last restored because the "dearest" toast on the 
program was to be responded to by Dr. S. A. Weikert, of Pough- 
keepsie. He treated "Our Sisters" beautifully and reverentially. 
How could he do otherwise? At the close of his speech he read a 
letter from our late Brother Taylor to a Sigma Chi, written shortly 
before he passed away. At the suggestion of Brother Fisher, all 
present rose in silent homage to the memory of our lamented brother. 

Sam Ireland, of New York, was next on the program, his toast 
being "Secrets." Our talented Burr Mcintosh was down for a speech 
on "Athletics," but telegraphed his regrets from Chicago. Mu Mu 
chapter was ably represented by William Moore. 

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Lehigh; White, from Hobart; Irving, from Dickinson; Rev. Sheerin» 
from the University of West Virginia; our faithful former president^ 
Dr. Scratchley, who is always with us; Henry Coliette and George C. 
Coon. 

Many stories and informal speeches followed until the Grand 
Praetor announced that most cordial invitations had been received 
from Cornell, Columbia and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to 
act as host for the Ninth Provincial convention to be held in the 
Spring. Probably Boston's invitation will be accepted so that it can* 
include the installation of the new alumni chapter there. 

After discussion it was unanimously voted to send a hearty invita- 
tion to the Grand Triumvirs, to have the next Grand Chapter 
held in New York. There is no doubt that New York would 
attract the largest gathering of "Sigs" ever held; and it is due to the 
new but strong Eastern chapters that they have this recognition. 

A late arrival was Brother Edmunds from Philadelphia, who was 
so active in securing comfort and pleasure for the delegates at the 
recent convention. Telegrams were exchanged with the Chicago and 
Philadelphia chapters in banquet session assembled. Greetings also 
arrived from President Ziegler, of the Philadelpha alumni, Hon. W.- 
G. Stahlnecker, of Yonkers, and others. 

Brothers Fisher and Brewer have compiled and had published a 
new directory and year-book of "Sigs" in New York. A vote of 
thanks was extended to them. 

W. H. Peer Conklir. 

BANQXmT of alpha XI ALXJMNI. 

On the evening of October 21st, the Alpha Xi chapter initiated 
seven men, and afterwards tendered the alumni and new members a 
banquet. A particularly pleasing feature was the number of alumni 
present, which amounted to twenty. After a reunion at the chapter 
house, the chapter adjourned to the opera house where the initiatfbn 
of seven men took place. It is needless to say that this was thor- 
oughly enjoyed by the initiators and visitors. Following this came 
the banquet at the opera house cafe. Covers were laid for thirty-five 
and a more enjoyable feast could not be imagined. Brother F. H. 
Bowersock officiated as toastmaster in his own inimitable style. The 
following toasts were ably responded to by the brothers named. 

Sigma Chi, Dr. A. A. Sharpe. 

The Founding of Alpha Xi, R. L. McAlpine. 

After Ten Years, G. R. Shultz. 



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The "Sig" Drummer. W. E. Swank. 
Football as She is Played, F. H. Yost 
The Alumni, George Kingsley, Jr. 
The Active Chapter, W. A. Lapham. 
The Initiate, Thomas Kingsley. 
The Married "Sig," R. B. Wagstaff. 
The "Sig" Convention, M. A. Smith. 

But all good things must end» and at a late hour after taking steps 
to make of this an annual afiFair, Alpha Xi's most enjoyable reunion 
came to a close. A committee of the following alumni was appointed 
to co-operate with the active chapter in securing an annual reunion on 
the birthday of Alpha Xi: Brothers A. A. Sbarpe, W. E. Royster and 
F. H. Bowersock. The following "Sigs" were in attendance: 

Dr. A. A. Sharpe, Omicron and Phi Phi, *83. Fred H. Bowersock, Alpha Xi. "SS^ 

Robert L. McAlpme, Alpha Xi, *86, (cha- Guy R. Shultz, Alpha Xi, *86, (charter 

ter member.) member.) 

Wallace E. Swank, Alpha Xi, '91. Ernest F. Havens, Alpha Xi, '93. 

A. A Johnson, Rho, '93. John Tibbott, Rho, '94. 

Robert B. WagsUff, Alpha Xi, '94. Edward B. Schall, Alpha Xi, *94. 

A. D. Flintom, Alpha Xi, '94. J. S. Worley, Xi Xj, •97. 

George Kingsley, Theta TheU, '99. Roy T. Osbom, Alpha Xi, *9>' 

John B. Henry, Alpha Xi, '99. W. A. Lapham, Alpha Xi, '01. 

M. A. Smith* Alpha Xi, *oo. Hoite Gates, Alpha Xi, '00. 

A. R. Williams, Alpha Xi, '99. Roy Henley, Alpha Xi, *oi. 

C. H. Kennedy, Alpha Xi, *oi. Frank W. Thompson, Alpha Xi, 'oa. 

George E. Tucker, Alpha Xi, '02. Neil S. Jones, Alpha Xi, '02. 

Arthur C. Bradley, Alpha Xi, *q2. Walter V. Jordan, Alpha Xi, '00. 

J. Floyd Tilford, Alpha Xi, *02. James S. Pellett, Alpha Xi, *o2. 

W. Ray Clifford, Alpha Xi, '03. Rollo Feitshans, Alpha Xi, '03. 

Boyce Wiltrout, Alpha Xi, '03. Milo T. Jones, Alpha Xi, '03. 

Thomas Kingley. Alpha Xi, '03. A. H. Symmons, Alpha Xi, '98. 

F. H. Yost, Mu Mu, V* 

MILWAUKEE ALUMNI CLUB MEETING. 

Wednesday evening, September 20, 1899, the Sigma Chi club of 
Milwaukee had the pleasure of entertaining Dr. Eugene A. Smith, Alpha 
Lambda, '94, and Phi Phi, '98, at the University Club. Brother Dexter, 
the newly elected Praetor of the Fifth Province was present, and gave 
an account of the proceedings at the Philadelphia convention. 

He was loud in his praises of the manner in which the convention 
was conducted, the good attendance and interest shown in all the 
sessions and the amount of work accomplished. The alumni of Phila- 
delphia and the Phi Phi chapter certainly deserve great credit for their 
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vention was displayed on the wall and received many favorable 
comments. 

The Sigma Chi loving cup which, sad to relate, did not find a 
place on the banquet program, was brought into requisition and toasts 
&uled to resound only when the bottom was reached. The club hopes 
soon to petition for a charter for an alumni chapter. Those present 
were: Tallmadge Hamilton, Dr. E. A. Smith, Danville, Pa., Edward 
M. Dexter, Gustav Wollaeger, Loyal Durand, David Attwood, R. C. 
Cornish, W. J. Luedke, H. L. Tibbits, H. S. Hayes, Dr. Homer 
Sylvester and Charles Cryderman. 

PERSONALS. 

ZETA — WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. 

George Boddie Peters, Jr., '70, who is a prominent lawyer of 
Memphis, Tenn., fell from a slippery plank while sight-seeing in the 
Union Stock Yards at Chicago. His injuries detained him in a hos- 
pital for several days, but he has now recovered entirely from the 
accident. Social and fraternal courtesies were extended to him by 
James Todd, Chi, '87, and Grand Tribune Ailing, Chi, '85. 

James T. Harrison, '67, of Lowndes County, Mississippi, was 
aominated for Lieutenant Governor by the State Democratic Conven- 
tion at Jackson, Miss., August 28, 1899. We have received the follow- 
ing press notice: 

Hon. James T. Harrison, nominee for Lieutenant Goveraor, is a lawyer of promi- 
aence and a gentleman of large experience in public affairs* having served his state 
several times in the House of Representatives and Senate. He has been president 
pro tem. of the State Senate for four years* and made a model presiding officer. 

Horace L. Dufour, '75, of New Orleans, La., is now judge of the 
circuit court. 

PSI — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. 

W. S. Parish, '68, was a delegate from Issaquena County to the 
9tate Democratic convention, and was appointed on the committee 
to notify Judge Longino of his nomination for governor. 

Brother Martin, '98, is coaching the University of Alabama foot- 
ball team with great success. 

Brother Frazier, '98, is studying law at Vanderbilt University. 
Brother Morrison, '97, is coaching the Virginia Polytechnic 
isstitute. 

Brother Steptoe, '95, is teaching in Eastern Virginia. 



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Brother Durvey, '98, is practising law in Petersburg. 
Brother Trinkle, '97, has lately opened a law office in Washiof^on^ 
D.C 

ALPHA — MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

Word was received from Brother Watt that the "Sig" pin has the 
prestige of being worn in the Arctic regions. Brother Watt has been 
in the Klondike for over two years. 

R. E. McMillan, '96, has entered upon a post-graduate course at 
the University of Indiana. 

J. Teeter, '99, has entered the medical department of the Univer- 
sity of Cincinnati. 

Brother Fenton, '95, has entered upon the practice of law in 
Oxford. 

J. D. Gawett, '97, has taken up the study of medicine in Chicago. 

MU— DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

Frank R. Morse, '85, of Cincinnati, was elected a member of the 
University committee, by the Ohio Presbyterian Synod, in session at 
Springfield, Ohio. The duty of this committee is to confer with the 
board of trustees of Wooster University and seek necessary legislation 
to secure for the Synod the effective control of this institution. 

Kendall B. Cressey, '96, has just been appointed advertising 
manager of the Philadelphia Record, a position which was merited by 
the ability shown during his three years' connection with the editorial 
stafi of the paper. Mr. Cressey's advancement in journalism has been 
quite rapid and we take pleasure in oCFering our congratulations. 

Fred L. Hutson, '96, of Allegheny, Pa., is taking another year of 
graduate work in the University of Chicago. 

Harry W. Ames, '99, has just accepted the position of city editor 
on The Daily Jefferson^ of Cambridge. 

Harry B. Canby, '98, of Dayton, Ohio, has returned to Boston for 
a year's work in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Carl T. Burns, '97, is now located at Albany, Texas, engaged in 
looking after some valuable cattle interests. 

Herbert Q. Jones, '99, of Cincinnati, has accepted a position with 
the Hawley-Down Draft Furnace Company of Cincinnati. 

LAMBDA LAMBDA — KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

G. F. Blessing, '97, is professor of mechanical engineering at the 
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H. C. Anderson, '97, is instructor of machine design at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. 

W. C. Hobdy, '94, is a surgeon in the United States Navy. 

RHO— BUTLER UNIVERSITY. 

John Butler, '96, left for Mexico recently in the interests of the 
Tooloso Coffee Company. 

Albert Hall, '96, who has been ill so long with typhoid fever, it 
again able to attend to his work. 

Nelson D. Brayton, '95, is now house-physician at the New York 
Skin and Cancer Hospital. 

Ned Powell, ex-'oi, is on the artist staff of the Indianapolis News. 

Charles Dalton, '96, who has been the London dramatic critic for 
the Chicago Times-Herald returned recently for a short stay. 

CHI — HANOVER COLLEGE. 

V. P. Harris is traveling in the West. His headquarters are at 
210 West 2d South, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Frederic Crane Ailing, '01, who is a brother of Charles and Van 
W. Ailing, of the same chapter, is now traveling in Texas for the 
wholesale furnishing goods house of Wilson Bros., Chicago. 

C. L. Banta, '98, is studying pharmacy in Philadelphia, where he 
is with Brother A. B. Morse, '80, druggist. 

T. F. Britan, '97, is this year in Auburn Theological Seminary, 
N.Y. 

Page Harris, '96, has lately enjoyed an extended trip through 
Yellowstone National Park. 

OMEGA — NORTHWEST UNIVERSITY. 

W. T. Alden, '91, and C. R. Latham, '94, are the members of the 
new law firm which has succeeded the firm of Wilber, Eldridge & 
Alden. The new firm name is Alden, Latham & Young. They will 
retain the offices lately occupied by the old firm in the Atwood Build- 
ing, Chicago. 

George P. Hills, '93, has opened an office as attorney-at-^w at the 
<orner of Main and La Salle streets, Ottawa, 111. 

Charles H. Bartlett, Omega and Alpha Phi, is in the law office of 
N. U. Jones, 814 Tacoma Building, Chicago. He resides at Evanstoo 
with Charles T. Bartlett, his father. He was admitted to the bar of 
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THETA THETA — THE XJNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

J. H. Ingwersen, '87, who is cashier of the People's Trust aod 
Savings Bank, Clinton Iowa, visited Chicago this summer during aa 
extended vacation trip. 

Clarence W. Whitney, '99, is associate editor of the Western 
Electrician. His office is at 510 Marquette Building, Chicago, 111. 

W. H. Savidge, '83, is now located at Boise City, Idaho. He is a 
very enthusiastic ••Sig." 

ALPHA ZETA — BELOIT COLLEGE. 

John R. Houliston, '99, is with James A. Miller & Brother, roofers,. 
1^9 South Clinton St., Chicago. He resides at No. 1262 West Monroe 
street with his father's family. 

Prof. Albert Whitney, who is now a member of the faculty of the 
University of California, was married last August to Miss Bell at 
Beloit, Wis. His brother, J. Dwight Whitney, '98, who took his degree 
of B. A. at Yale in that year, spent last year in post-graduate and lit- 
erary work at Yale, and is now reporter on the New York Evening 
Post, A third brother, J. L. Whitney, '00, is now a student at Yale. 

J. Ellsworth Owen, '99, is studying law in the office of Buckley, 
Ghray & More, Home Insurance Building, Chicago. F. L. Grant, '90,. 
is a member of the firm. Brother Owen resides at Irving Park and 
Brother Grant at LaGrange. 

ALPHA LAMBDA — ^THE XJNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

H. S. Hayes, '97, has left the engineers office in the Milwaukee 
Electric Railway and Light Company and is now in the drafting room 
of the Wisconsin Central railroad. 

W. J. Luedke, '98, law, has taken a position in the credit depart- 
ment of the John Pritzlaff Hardware Company of Milwaukee. 

David Attwood, '96, formerly on the city press of Chicago is now 
court reporter on the Milv/3,uktt Journal, 

A. C. Wilkinson, '95, is now advertising solicitor for the Imple- 
ment Age, a trade paper published in Philadelphia. 

Guido C. Vogel, '98, having spent eighteen months in the Philip^ 
pines, Japan, China and Siam, has returned and entered the Pfister & 
Vogel Leather Co., of Milwaukee. 

Rev. W. P. Kemper, Alpha Lambda, '92, Alpha Alpha, '95, is 
located at Seattle, Washington, as rector of St. Stephens church. 
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Gustav Wollaeger, has recently been appointed to the vacancy 
in the State Board of Normal School Regents, caused by the death of his 
faither Gustav Wollaeger, Sr. 

ALPHA XI — ^THE XJNIVERSITY OF KANSAS. 

W. E. Swanky '91, is on the road representing the Hundley fr 
Fiazer Dry Goods Co., of St. Joseph, Mo. 

Thomas E. WagstaflF, '97, of Co£feyville, was honored by Governor 
Stanley with an appointment to the committee of five, which received 
the Twentieth Kansas at Topeka on November 2d, in behalf of the 
State of Kansas. 

Perry B. Barber, '91, has accepted a position as head of the whole- 
sale drug house of Gleizner Bro's., of Pueblo, Colo. 

Robert L. McAlpine, '86, a charter member of Alpha Xi, has a 
responsible position with the Kansas City Stock Yards Co. 

A. A. Greene, law, '99, has recently been elected prosecuting 
attorney of Logan County, Kansas. 

W. E. Royster, '91, is principle of the Chanute, Kansas, high 
school. 

Carl Philipps, '90, is attending the Kansas City Medical College, 
of Kansas City, Mo., from which institution he will graduate next 
Spring. 

ETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

E. E. Brangher, '90, law, of Linden, Cass County, Texas, was 
selected a special district judge to finish the docket for the week on 
account of the absence of Judge Talbot, whose wife was taken sud- 
denly very ill. 

T. C. Kimbraugh, was a delegate from Clay County, to the 
state Democratic convention, and moved the unanimous nomination 
of Judge Longino, Beta Beta, '7S» 'or governor. 

S. R. Coleman, '67, was a delegate from Leflore County to the 
state Democratic convention, at Jackson, Miss., August 25th, and led 
the fight against the endorsement of the retiring administration. 

J. H. Price, '90, law, of Pike County, Mississippi, was selected as 
a member of the state executive committee by the state Democratic 
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ALPHA OMICROM — ^TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

Robert J. Perkins, '89, who is president of the New Orleans alumni 
chapter, spent his vacation in September with his wife and child at 
the Chicago Beach Hotel in Chicago. 

Howes T. Gurley, '89, is now associated in the practice of law in 
New Orleans with Eugene D. Saunders, under the firm name of 
Saunders & Gurley, at 840 Common street. 

ALPHA ALPHA — HOBART OOLLEGE. 

Rev. H. p. Seymour, '94, is rector of the Church of the Incarna- 
tion, Dallas, Texas. 

C. B. Ackley, '99, is instructor in science in the Oconomowoc, 
Wis., high school. 

M. H. Knapp, '98, J. C. Jagar, '99, and D. C. White, '99, are in the 
Junior class of the General Theological Seminary, New York City. 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. 

Grand Consul Rev. Joseph C. Nate, Ph. D., Alpha Iota, '90, last 
Summer completed the preparatory study necessary to entering the 
ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and this Fall was admit- 
ted to membership in the Illinois conference of that church at its 
annual session, held at Charlestown, 111. He had the honor of leading 
fourteen candidates for admission in grade on conference course of 
study, and has been appointed to the charge of the church at Atlanta, 
111., a most desirable location in all respects. Brother Nate has had 
this important change m preparation for some time back, a circum- 
stance which has largely aided him in pushing the endowment and 
other special work of the Grand Quaestorship, as detailed in his final 
report to the Grand Chapter. His announcements, recently mailed, 
are bringing him the warm congratulations of "Sigs" from all over the 
land, the friends of his decade of active ofHcial labor for Sigma Chi. 

A. H. Longino, Beta Beta, '75, of Washington county, Miss., was 
nominated for Governor by the state Democratic convention at Jack- 
son, Miss., Aug. 28th. 1899. His nomination was equivalent to an 
election, the only question being how large a majority he would get. 
He made a fine showing at the election in November, receiving 30,000 
majority. The day of the nominating convention the ClarionrLtdger 
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"The nomination of Judge Longino for Governor by the Demo- 
cratic state convention by acclamation was a splendid compliment to 
a most excellent gentleman and distinguished citizen. He is thor- 
oughly well-equipped to worthily fill the position for which he has 
been chosen, and will guide the destinies of the State with fidelity and 
zeal for its best welfare. 

*'His canvass for gubernatorial honors has been on a high plane, 
and that it has been crowned with success is due to his uniform cour- 
tesy, personal popularity and well-known ability. His honesty of 
purpose and integrity of character give earnest assurance that his 
tenure of office as Chief Magistrate of Mississippi will be creditable 
both to himself and the State. 

''Judge Longino is a native of Lawrence County, where he spent 
his boyhood days. He attended school at Mississippi College, where 
he began the practice of law, and soon afterward was elected to 
the state Senate from his county. 

"At a later date he received the appointment of Federal District 
Attorney for the Southern District, filling the position with eminent 
satisfaction. Later, having gone to Greenwood, he was appointed by 
Governor Stone, Chancellor for his district, and at the expiration 
of the term was reappointed by Governor McLaurin. This position 
he resigned to prosecute his canvass for Governor." 

Alexander Sharp, Omicron, '83, and Phi Phi, '86, who was the first 
Orand Praotor of the First Province, is now in the real estate and insur- 
ance business at Larned, Kansas. He is also the Grand High Priest 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the state of Kansas. 
Id looking over some old documents last Summer he discovered the 
original charter of Phi Phi chapter, which was given to the present 
chapter for preservation in its archives at the recent Grand Chapter 
held in Philadelphia. 

Brother John Lee Logan, '95, is taking a course in ancient and 
maoA^tn languages at the University of Berlin. During his vacatioii 
fee traveletf through Austria, Italy and Denmark, and from all we can 
^ther, is doing magnificent work. He writes that he wears his badge 
affd has met ''Sigs" everywhere. 

The following characteristic note from Brother George D. Har- 
per» Zeta Psi, '91, will be enjoyed by the whole Fraternity : 

'hurrah for Judge Ferris ! He has been re-elected Probate Judge. He received 
orer Jfioo more votes in Hamilton County above Hon. Geo. K. Nash, the Repub- 
lican candidate for governor, and led the county ticket by 4,000 votes. The Demo- 
crats elected nearly their entire county ticket, but the Judge beat his Democratic 
cg^ponent 4i990 votes." 

E. E. Brougher, Eta, '90, acted as attorney and advisor 
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Linden, the present county seat, and had the gratification of seeing* 
his town win over the strongest town in the cotinty, containing 
the legal talent, the wealth and the political power of the county. 
He also opposed the detaching of a portion of Cass County and 
attaching same to Morris County, which also failed. 

During the controversy between Sigma Chi and Phi Delta Theta 
over the possession of a hall which each claimed to have rented, the 
Indianapolis News presented a well illustrated sketch of the "Greek 
Letter Society War." The cartoons were by Brother Powell, of Rho. 

The Philadelphia North American for September 26th had a dis- 
patch from Gettysburg regarding the installation of Gettysburg Com- 
mandery, No. 79, Knights Templar. Among those who took part 
were Brothers Charles M. Stock, Theta, '74« senior warden of the 
Grand Lodge, Rev. Dr. T. C. Billheimer, Theta, '65, eminent com- 
mander, of Gettysburg, and George M. Walter, Theta, '82, captain 
general of Gettysburg. 

Hon. B. R. Webb, Eta, '76, of Fort Worth, Texas, is the author of 
"Webb on Record of Title," published by Gilbert Book Co., St. Louis^ 
Mo. The book is a general work for real estate men and attorneys 
handling land. It is a treatise on the law of record of title of real 
estate and personal property, with appendix giving the statutory pro- 
visions of the several states relating thereto, and approved forms for 
acknowledging in each state. 

H. Raymond Krumm, Alpha Gamma, '98, had a very thrilling 
experience in Corea during the past summer, regarding which the 
Columbus Evening Dispatch had the following: 

"It will he remembered that the killing of a child under the wheels of a car let 
loose the fury of the natives, which had been long gathering from their superstitioiift 
and ignorant dislike of the "demon** cars. The astrologers and "mustanges** told the- 
people that the electric railroad and power house were the real cause of the death 
and the suffering among the poor people. So at the death of the child the noisy 
excitement in the packed streets became maddened fury, and the mob attacked 
the cars, drove off the Japanese car men with broken heads and burned many of the 
cars. 

"Mr. Krumm is the chief of the imperial engineering department of Corea, and 
H. R. Bostwick, of San Francisco, is the manager of the Seoul Electric Company. 
These two alone and unarmed cowed a mob of several thousand natives and saved» 
besides their own lives, the company's powerhouse and plant. 

" Three or four thousand of infuriated natives appeared near the power honse^ 
filling the street and covering the city wall close by, with the intention of killing and 
destroying everything connected with the electric company. Here is where the two 
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to flee for their lives. As a matter of fact, to mn woald have meant pniBnit and cer- 
tain death. The two men realized this and kept their nerves. So» Instead of fleeing 
they boldly started across the open toward the yelling mass. And the efltect was 
magicaL The sight of the two white men walking calmly toward the enraged thou- 
sands eager for their blood became instantly a thing they could not fathom. For an 
oriental not to understand is to fear and they were silent and still. 

"Mr. Bostwick held up his hand crying, 'charigah* (disperse) in the name of the 
United States. He had hoped for some favorable result from this act but he was 
hardly prepared to see the mob as it did, drop its missiles and weapons and flee as 
if pursued by a demon. The natives could not understand that two men without 
supernatural power could do such things and thus by their knowledge of the native 
character and their coolness, their own lives and the company's property was saved.'* 

From the ClariottrLedger, Jackson, Miss., Nov. 9, 1899: 

''Judge Albert G. Norrell, (Nu, '76), formerly a distinguished citizen of Mississippi^ 
and now the presiding judge of the Salt City circuit court district, passed through 
Jackson Sunday afternoon from Rankin County enraute to his home in the far West- 

"Judge Norrell was bom and reared in Rankin County, and is well known to- 
nearly every citizen of Jackson. In 1886 he was a prominent member of the state 
Legislature and left his native state a short time afterwards to cast his fortunes with 
the territory of Utah which was then clamoring for statehood. It took only a short 
time for his ability to be demonstrated and he now ranks as one of the leading mem- 
bers of the Utah judiciary, and his name is being suggested very frequently in con-^ 
nection with the supreme bench." 

Charles E. Coke, Eta Eta, '97, of Decatur, III., represents the 
Democratic national ways and means conunittee at Chicago. 

Ruter W. Springer, Omega, '87, son of ex- Representative Springer, 
of Illinois, who was appointed to a chaplaincy by President Cleveland, 
has been assigned to work in the Philippines. Brother Springer was 
located at Fort Thomas, Ky. 

The following is taken from the Cincinnati Inquirer^ Sept. 4, 1899, 
concerning P. M. Griffith, Alpha Gamma, '95, and Omicron Omicron, 

'97. 

" Hon. P. Merrill Griffith, United States Consul at Matamoras, Mexico, and bis 

charming Mexican wife are in the city on a sad mission. Several months ago Dr. 
Griffith, the father of the Consul, a well-known Methodist divine and a member of 
the last Ohio Legislature, was taken seriously ill at his home in Columbus. The 
home physicians despaired of his recovery, and he was yesterday brought to this city 
and placed in the private ward of the City Hospital under the care of a prominent 
local surgeon. ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦ * * * i» 

" B€r. Griffith is a man of great intellectual capacity, a graduate of the State Uni- 
versity of Columbus and a graduate of the law school He was appointed to bis 
present position by President McKinley a year ago, and at Matamoras met bis wife, 
a true Castilian, whom he married at that place. She accompanies him on bis visit 
and shares with him the vigils at the bedside of his father.'* 



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Ex-Grand Consul* Gen. B. P. Runkle, has written a fine poem 
which was published in October by the Lotus Club, at Hillsboro, Ohio. 
The poem is entitled, "The Lotus and The Violet/' and is in forty-six 
paragraphs. 

W. F. Baker, Gamma, '96, is now practicing law in Chicago and is 
associated with W. O. Johnson, attorney for the Chicago & Erie Rail- 
road Company, at 615 Rockery Building. 

Mr. Richard Henry Stoddard, the eminent critic, in a recent issue 
of the New York Mail and Express^ speakes as follows of the work of 
George Ade, '87: 

" Mr George Ade contrives to keep high the quality of his work without stinting 
bit readers ao Ur m quantity is concerned. His ' Fables in Slang * is the second book 
fkan his pen this year, and both are well worth reading. The humor of ' Doc Home * 
is saort subtle than was that of the immortal ' Artie,* but we hold that as a study ol 
Ainnrinin character the later book stands higher. * * * * « 

** Since so great a master of humor as Mr. Howells has praised Mr. Ade*s work, 
we jtidge luther encomium superfluous. He certainly has the gift, exceedingly rare 
ift a hyiiioxi8t»ol amusing the reader quite as much at a second reading as at the first** 
II may interest **Sigs'* everywhere to learn that Brother Ade*s 
book b having an enormous sale. The publishers printed 19,000 
copies within a month after the first publication and they believe that 
the book will have a total sale of 50,000. 

Hugo E. Oswold, Alpha Phi, '98, is now in the law office of Cot. 
John S. Cooper, 701 Tacoma Building, Chicago. He resides with his 
father^ F. August Oswold» at 256 Warren avenue. He was admitted 
to the bar of Illinois, in October, 1899. 

Edward Hamilton Daly, Nu Nu, son of Judge Daly, of New Yoric, 
and nephew of the late Augustin Daly, is practicing law in New York 
City. His home is at 16 East 62d street. 

Frank R. Dickey, Alpha Phi, has opened law offices in the Real 
KilBlc Exchange Building, 187 Montague street, Brooklyn. 

Benjamin Walton, Eta Eta, has been sent to Porto Rico as aa 
caf incer by the United States government. 

George W. Cummings, Lambda, '72, president of the New York 
atttfliKii chapter, is traveling in Europe. He is vice-president of the 
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MARRIAGES. 

Owing to the failure of our Associate Editor to send in our last letter, 
the marriage of Brother S. R. Mallory Kennedy, '98, to Miss Sadie S. 
Logan, failed to appear. Tau gave the happy young couple a reception 
such as they seldom see in Salem. Owing to the existence of yellow 
fever in New Orleans, Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy will remain in Salem 
until frost when they will leave for their southern home.^here Brother 
Kennedy will pursue a course in medicine at Tulane. — Tau Letter. 

A distinctively Sigma Chi wedding occurred in Chicago on Thurs- 
day evening, October 12, 1899. The bride, a graduate of Northwestern 
University, is a daughter of a Sigma Chi, and wore a handsome badge 
during the ceremony. She was married to a Sigma Chi, and the fol- 
lowing fifteen members of the Fraternity were present: Edmund L. 
Andrews, the groom, Omega and Alpha Theta; Judge Frank Baker, 
Gamma, '61, father of the bride, and his nephew, W. F. Baker, Gamma, 
'96, who has lately located in Chicago; Dr. E. Wyllys Andrews and 
Dr. Frank T. Andrews, alumni of Omega, who served as members of 
the Grand Council, brothers of the groom; and also from Omega, 
ex-Judge Lorin C. Collins, '72; Wm. M. Booth, '78; Mason Bross, '83; 
Frederick J. Tourtellotte, '88; William T. Alden, '91; Carl R. Latham, 
'94, and Myron H. Hunt, '92. Capt. Francis J. Fitzwilliam, Gamma, 
'63, GranJ Tribune Charles Ailing, and Grand Praetor Edward M. 
Dexter, of Milwaukee, Wis., were also present. 

The following account of the wedding is taken from the Chicago 
Chronicle of Friday, October 13th: 

''The marriage of Miss Ethel Baker, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Frank Baker, 
of 3543 Lake avenue, to Edmund Lathrop Andrews, which took place at the Baker 
home at 7:30 o'clock last night was one of the interesting social events of the day. 
The wedding was a family affair, but several hundred guests attended the reception 
which followed at 8 o'clock. There was but one bridal attendant, Mrs. Henry Fowler, 
&e bride's sister, and the groom was served by William Giles. Two nephews of the 
groom, Frank and Howard Andrews, stretched the ribbons. The bride wore a par- 
ticularly elaborate gown. It was of white satin covered with a net over-dress and 
made in princesse effect. The point lace which fashioned the entire bodice was a 
fomily heirloom, and across the skirt front there was a drapery of old point like veil 
alK> was €i point lace and draped to the hair with orange bloesomt. Her bouquet 
was ol lilies of the valley. Mrs. Fowler, the matron of hooor» was in rose piidc 
^tfon, accordian plaitings of the chiffon, narrow pink velvet ribbon and thread lace 
trunming the costume. She carried bridesmaid roses. The house decorations were 
profuse and created of roses, palms and ferns. Mr« and Mrs. Andrews will be at 
home at 3543 Lake avenue, where they will receive Fridays after Nofvemher isth.** 

At noon, on October 4th, Ray Zug, Omicron, of Lowelville^ Ohio, 
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Presbyterian church. The bride was given away by her cousin, T. B. 
Kennedy, Jr., of Chambersburg. She wore a gown of pale gray silk, 
a black velvet hat and carried lilies of the valley. Miss Henrietta 
Herman, of Carlisle, was the maid of honor. She was attired in blue 
silk, a black velvet hat, and carried American beauty roses. Frank 
D. Zug, of Carlisle, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man. The 
ushers were Frank Cooper, of New Cumberland; William Nevin and 
Conway Macon, of Sewickley, and Carroll Gerry, of the University of 
Pennsylvania. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. 
George Norcross, of Carlisle, assisted by Rev. Dr. Morris W. Prince, 
of Dickinson College. 

A. T. Buckhout, Alpha Chi, ex-'oo, was married on Sept. 20, 1899, 
to Miss H. C. Atherton, of State College, Pa. Brother Buckhout is 
now employed by Butts & Co., of Hartford, Conn., as a draughtsman. 

On Wednesday, August 23, 1899, the marriage of Charles Lincoln 
Smith and Miss Georgiana Washington Gibbs took place at St. Louis, 
Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs are at home at Butte, Montana. 

At the wedding of Mr. Courtland H. Smith, of Alexandria, Va., 
and Miss Carlyle Herbert, of Maryland City, which took place at 
Emmanuel church, Baltimore, Wednesday, October i8th, one of the 
ushers was Dr. Boiling Lee, Zeta, of New York, son of the late General 
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia, and grandson of General 
Robert E. Lee. Dr. Lee and his brother, Robert E. Lee, Jr., also of 
Zeta are the only grandchildren of the fomous confederate leader and 
are the last of the line. 

Frank L. Parker, Alpha Pi, ex-'oi, and Miss Sara Luella Hunting- 
ton were married at the home of the bride's father, Alfred C. Hunt- 
ington, Clinton, Mich., Nov. 14, 1899. Mrs. Parker was a member of 
the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Adrian College. 

Mr. P. Merrill Griffith was married at Matamoras, Mexico, May 
20th, to Miss Dolores V. Rodriguez. They have taken up their resi- 
dence at the Consulate of the United States. 

On November 15th the marriage of Mr. T. E Mauzy, Sigma 
Sigma, and Miss Byrd Rollen was solemnized in the First Presbyterian 
church of Stanton, Va., the ceremony being performed by the Rev. J. 
Leighton Mauzy, the groom's father. Brother Mauzy is pastor of the 
Timber Ridge Presbyterian church. Timber Ridge, W. Va. 

On Wednesday evening, August 30th, a 8 o'clock p. m., at the 
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was married to Miss Rose B. Watson, Rev. Dr. Cordley of the Con- 
gregational church performing the ceremony. Brother Rising is one 
of Alpha Xi's most promising young "Sigs." His bride is a member 
of Kappa Alpha Theta. and a very popular member of the class of '99. 
Following the ceremony they left for a short visit in the East. They 
will reside at Salina, Kansas, where Brother Rising is a member of the 
faculty of St. John's Military College. 

George Nelson Banere, Alpha Gamma, was united in marriage to 
Mary Louise Bright on Oct. 3, 1899. 

Rev. Thomas Jackson Graham, Chi, '96, was married to Miss 
Elizabeth Malcolm Connor, class '95, of Hanover, at the home of the 
bride at Marshfield, Wis. They will be at home after January ist, at 
Nowata, Indian Territory. 

William S. White, Alpha Pi, '89. and Miss Margaret E. Woodruff 
were married Wednesday, November 29th at the home of the bride's 
mother in Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. White will be at home after January 
1st, at 872 Trumbull avenue, Detroit. 

OBITUARY. 

George O. Crane, Theta Theta. '91, died at his home in Flint, 
Mich., during the past summer. We are indebted to R. K. Knight, 
Theta Theta, for the following facts concerning his life and death: 

"George O. Crane was bora May 22, 1864, at Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan. 
He enrolled in the literary department of the University of Michigan in 1885, and 
afterward took the course in law, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Law. 
On June 11, 1891, he was admitted to the bar before the supreme court of Michigan 
with an average standing of 999, the highest average ever attained at an examination 
before the court. He was initiated into Theta Theta April 25, 1891. 

** High tribute was paid to his memory by the Genesee County Bar. Judges 
Gold and Taylor, H. C. VanAtta, R. C. Johnson, J. J. Carton, Judge Lovell, Edward 
S Lee, Clinton Roberts and Judge Wisner spoke at the memorial exercises in court 

" Mr. Roberts, his partner in business for five years and schoolmate, spoke of 
him as a young man of decided character, loyal to his frinds and to his clients in all 
ways. His failing health had been noticed by those nearest to him for the past two 
years. The struggle he made against it was silent evidence of a powerful will. No 
word of complaint was ever made by him of his condition, but he fought out the fight 
single handed. ' When the final summons came the sun of a promising life set in 
the case of our brother at noonday.' '* 

The following resolutions upon his death were adopted by Theta 
Theta chapter. 

Whereas, Almighty God has taken from us Georj^e O. Crane, a brother beloved 
by diose who knew nim, and honored by the Fraternity for his achievements; and 

Whereas. We, his brothers of Theta TheU do deeply regret his departure; 
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Resolved, That by this means we express our heartfelt sorrow; and Im'tiwr 
Resolved, That we drape our pins in mourning; and 

Resolved, That we spread these resolutions upon the chapter records and publish 
them in the Sigma Chi {Quarterly. 

Joseph H. Mallalieu, Omicron, '62, died Sept. 14, 1899. The fol- 
lowing resolutions of respect were adopted by the bar of Lancaster 
County, Nebraska, of which he was a member: 

Resolved, That the members of the bar of this county have learned widi deep 
regret of the death on September 14, 1899, of Joseph H. Mallalieu, the clerk of the 
district court of this county, since the death of his predecessor, a short time since, 
under whom he was lonj^ the deputy. 

Resolved, That in his death the officers of the court and the members of the bar 
mourn the toss of an officer who was industrious and faithful in the performance of 
his duties and courteous of demeanor to all his associates. 

Resolved, That we tender to his widow our sympathy in her bereavement, realiz- 
ing that our loss, though great, is not comparable with hers. 

Resolved, That we request the distnct court to enter these resolutions upon its 
records as a part of the proceedings of this day. 

The following tribute to the late Anderson Lee is sent by Tau'j 
associate editor: 

Since our last letter Commonwealth Attorney Anderson Lee, the 
best friend Tau has ever had, has passed away. His death, occuring 
as it did during vacation after a short illness, was a great shock to us 
all. The warm personal friend of every member, a genial, scholarly 
gentleman. We feel that nothing we could write would be as fitting 
a tribute to the deceased as the lines penned by Lowell : 

" His magic was not far to seek, 
He was so human; 
Whether strong or weak, 
Far from his kind, he neither sank, nor soared, 
But sat an equal guest at every board. 

No beggar ever felt him condescend. 

No prince presumed. 

For still himself he bore at manhood's simple level, 

And wherever he met a stranger. 

There he left a friend." 

Captain W. S. Parish, Psi, '68, died at his home in Mayers- 
ville, Miss., Sunday, November 5th. The following facts concerning 
bis life are furnished us by his son, W. R. Parish: 

Captain William Stamps Farish was bom at Woodville, Wilkema Cwnitf, 
Mississippi, March 5, 1843. Hi> father and mother were natives of Virginia mad Mis- 
sissippi respectively, and his maternal grandmother was the youngest sister of Presi- 
dent Jefferson Davis. His father, Hazlewood M. Farish, was one of the leading and 
distinguished attorneys of Mississippi. 

Captain Farish received the rudiments of an education in one of th^ schools of 
the county in which he was bom, and at the age of seventeen years entered the Uni- 
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Sooth began and Brother Parish left school to join the Eighteenth Mississipoi ren> 
ment» which was engaged in battle three days after his enlistment. He ^ 
appointed to a cadetship in the regular army and in 1864, upon attaining his i 
was examined for promotion and made first lieutenant in the regular ar 
shortly afterward captain in the provisional. Captain Parish's service extern 
four years, during which time he held many important positions, serving fin 
personal staff of General Smith; then as aid-de-camp to Col. Thomas Tayloi 
time appointed special bearer of dispatches to Richmond; at another ass 
duty in the ordnance department of General Joseph £. Johnson, and finally 
on the personal staff of General Stephen D. Lee. Though Captain Farisl] 
many of the greatest battles of the war he was wounded but once, and 1 
slightly, during his entire service. 

Upon returning to his home after the final surrender of the Confederate \ 
found his property destroyed and his inheritance scattered. He at first con 
planting, but soon gave up that work to enter the University of Virginia m 
took the degree of Bachelor of Law, and early in 1869 began the practice o; 
Vicksburg. He removed to Mayersville, Miss., in 1871, where he has had a n 
cessful practice and was considered one of the most talented attorneys in tb 
district 

Captain Farish was married in 1880 to Kate M. Power, of Matchei, M 
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Q>IIet:e and Fraterltty Notes* 



A recent issue of the Phi Gamma Delta QuarteHy defined the scope 
of that fraternity in the following happily worded paragraph: 

''The fraternity, as it is today, consists of forty-five college chapters and twenty- 
three alumni chapters. Its geographical distribution is from Massachusetts to Cali- 
iomia and from Wisconsin to the Carol inas. No sectional lines divide our territory, 
but wherever learning springs up and strides onward, our fraternity enters and 
becomes her helpmeet" 

A contributor to the Kappa Kappa Gamma Key concludes a 
thoughtful article on "The Chapter House Library," as follows: 

"Of course, the value of a library in a chapter house depends upon what it is 
and how much it is used. While we are in college we are apt to think that we are 
loo busy for reading and that we shall have more time for it in after life. Yet the 
experience of most women is that they are far busier after college days are over. So 
If we would make it a part of our college work to read for a few minutes each day, 
from some instructive and interesting book, we would be forming a good habit and 
one which would be quite as hard to break as a bad one. Perhaps then we would 
never be satisfied, as many people are, to confine our reading to papers and 
magazines.** 

The Sigma Nu Delta admonishes strong chapters to beware of self- 
sufficiency. It says: 

" Once a chapter has become strong, strong men will seek it, and yet the fight 
for existence becomes in a sense the greater, because of the high standard of its indi- 
vidual men, which makes a weak acquisition the more noticeable. Let the standard 
•of every chapter go up, not down: forward, not backward. Having once become a 
power, no chapter can rest on its oars and still maintain its power by self-adulation, 
for new men must take the place of the old ones who must sometime be gone. And 
if this neglected, they deserve no pity. Drones and Pharisees deserve but death, 
and a dormant, inactive chapter is a disgrace to its own members and to thef 
fraternity.** 

The bi-annual convention of Delta Tau Delta was held at the 
Hotel Victoria, Chicago, August 23, 24 and 25, 1899. It was the most 
largely attended convention in the history of the Fraternity. It is 
said that no effort whatever was made to change the legislation of two 
years ago by which members of Delta Tau Delta were forbidden to 
join Theta Nu Epsilon. Certain constitutional changes were proposed, 
information concerning which will be given out later if the changes 
are finally made. The banquet was the most elaborate yet held, 
special attention having been given to the list of toasts. Among the 
speakers were Congressmen Hopkins, Mann and Gardner. The officers 
-elected were as follows: President, Edwin H. Hughes, Ohio Wes- 
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^iiliams; ritualist, Frederick C. Hodgdon, Tufts; editor of The Rtan- 
Jww^ Frank F. Rogers, StanfcM. 

The November number of the Beta Theta Pi contains a very well 
written chapter letter department. That the efficiency of the chapter 
associate editors is very highly appreciated is shown by the following 
published statement of William R. Baird, the editor: 

"We are pleased to say that we believe all of the corresponding secretaries of 
oar chapters do their best. We never have the slightest occasion to urge them to do 
better. When they have the news they send it The letters come to us well pre- 
pared; many of them are typewritten, and, except for the sake of producing a certain 
iiniformity in style, we have little need to edit them." 

The October Palm of Alpha Tau Omega contains a symposium on 
the chapter house question. The many merits of the chapter house 
^are emphasized and the general introduction of the system is advocated. 

In regard to the maintenance of alumni interest, the editor of The 
Delta Upsilon Quarterly for October, writes: 

''One frequently hears complaint from those interested in the management of 
the undergraduate chapters that the alumni of their chapter do not take sufficient 
interest in the doings of the under-graduates. It is undoubtedly true that one gtt2X 
reason why this should ever be is that the chapters do not pay proper attention to 
their graduate members. The chapters have themselves to blame largely if they fail 
to have the enthusiastic and loyal support of their graduates. Keep in touch with 
the older men; let them know what you are doing; show appreciation of any atten- 
tions they give, and you of the chapters will never regret the outlay in time and post- 
mge which such attentions represent" 

The Anchora of Delta Gamma in the November issue said editori- 
a.ily regarding chapter letters: 

"A chapter letter should consist of items of interest, carefully jotted down from 
•day to day, and finally re-arranged in a consecutive account of college and fraternity 
life. It is from the chapter as a whole, and not from any one, individual in it, we 
wish to hear. Even nothing that cannot be expressed by the unanimous ' we ' is to be 
tolerated. Especial care should be taken to write proper names legibly. Prompt- 
ness, neatness and newsiness are indispensable characteristics of a good chapter 
letter." 

A contributor to the Kappa Alpha Journal writing about 'College 
Spirit," says: 

''The college that has it will get and keep students; will do more and better 
work than its less fortunate rivals, and will have a student body proud of their Alma 
Bfater; concerned in her every interest; careful of her honor and their own; con- 
tented, orderly, honest in work, and cheerful in demeanor. The students of such a 
college will welcome the approach of the opening session; will stay at their post of 
doty; will be too proud to stoop to wrong; will take pleasure and profit from their 
college life, and will carry into the stem world-life that awaits them beyond college 
portals^ tender and happy memories of their college days.*' 



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The July number of The Trident of Delta Delta Delta, contains a 
discussion concerning the ideal chapter, and the following is taken 
from the grand president's letter upon the subject: 

" In enumerating the qualities which mark a chapter as ideal in an officer's eyes,. 
I should say, first of all, ' prompt, business-like methods of procedure.' By the ideal 
chapter communications are answered, if not immediately, at least in a rery short 
time, and not left unheeded for weeks. The chapter pays its obligati<»iS when due,, 
and does not have to be fined frequently for tardy payment. At convention time it 
has its delegate appointed in season, and well informed on the chapter^ opiniooft 
and policy. The entertaining chapter is also informed concerning the way and time 
of her arrival. This ideal chapter is business-like in its own chapter life as welL In 
business meetings it attends to business, and things irrelevant are set aside for the 
time. How much needless worry and extra writing would be saved if we would all 
resolve and stick to the resolution to be prompt and business-like in our fraternity 
affairs! Would I had a pen eloquent enough to make this plea of some avail ! " 

The Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta in an excellent article on ••Col- 
lege and Fraternity," has the following: 

"The fraternity must do certain things within its halls in order that it may be of 
greatest good to the college. In some way it must watch over the morals and scholar- 
ship of its members. Strong sentiments in the fraternity in favor of good morals and 
high scholarship will do more to place its membership, and through them the coU^e, 
on a high moral and scholastic plane than will any other academic influence." 

Editor-in-chief J. H. Covington of the Kappa Sigma CaAuau, 
makes the following strong editorial statement in a recent issue: 

''The Fraternity through its editor can make The Caduceus pre-eminent in its 
field or it can permit it to mar an otherwise splendid position. Remember that after 
all The Caduceus is what the members of the Fraternity make it." 



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THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Vol. XIX. MARCH, igoo. No. 2. 



MISSISSIPPI -EXECUTIVES. 

THE HONORABLE A. H. LONGINO, THE HONORABLE J. T. HARRISON, 
GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR RESPECTIVELY. 

A peculiar coincidence exists in the politics of the state of Miss^ 
issippi at the present time, growing out of the fact that the. two highest 
executive offices in the Commonwealth are filled by fraternity men- 
and Sigma Chis. This is of interest, of course, mainly to our own^ 
Fraternity, but the fact is especially noteworthy inasmuch as it is the 
first time that Sigma Chi has had the honor of a Governor, and the 
coincidence that the Lieutenant Governor should at the same time be a 
frater is doubly significant. If the two Mississippi executives had 
been college mates and had w^|:lc^^(4^ether since college days, the 
case possibly might not b^,«|5^trtfejM^^ that two men of the same 
organization in differ^atlcoiiyge^^H^ at qifferent times should in after 
life be associated as^rc^ti^^ Longini^no^Harrison are at the present, 
is, to say the least, vw^iinusual. -..^^^-^^^^ 

Sigma Chi has be» pr^fyrf^^^Aj^jMrnearly all lines of political and 
social life in the southe/i^ statp^'lor many years, but the young blood 
which has conie to the frtfnt since the war is just now manifesting 
itself to an unusual degree, and we may confidently expect to hear 
more flattering reports from the efforts of oui* southern members 
in the future than we have in the past. We are especially fortunate in 
being able to present something of the records of Brothers Longino 
and Harrison through the courtesy of Brother L. P. Leavall, Grand 
Praetor of the Seventh Province. 

Andrew H. Longino was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi 
May i6tb, 1855. Both his father and mother died when he was in 
infaincy, and he was prepared for college in the common schools of 
the neiisrhborhood and entered Mississippi College at Clinton in 1872 
and was graduated with the class ot 1875. It was during his time, 
therefore, that the Beta Beta Chapter was organized in Mississippi 
College, although he was not a charter member. The chapter, while 



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it has had some staunch and well known members, was not destined to 
a long life. The college itself in its early days suffered the fate of all 
small colleges from the lack of financial backing, and later when the 
war came on like many others it was compelled to suspend operations 
entirely for a time. After the war the school was re-opened, but 
under most unfavorable conditions. It was during this period that the 
chapter was organized in 1873. Soon after its organization unexpected 
opposition manifested itself on the part of the faculty, and in 1874 
this opposition became so strong that the chapter was compelled to 
surrender its charter to Gamma, the mother chapter, and disband. 
Brother Longino, who was then a member of the chapter, continued 
in college with the other members and completed his course as stated 
above. During his college career he was the recipient of a number of 
honors, and immediately after leaving college he was elected Clerk of 
Lawrence County. Afterward he pursued a law course in the Univer- 
sity of Virginia, and from 1879 to 1884 he was a member of the Miss- 
issippi State Senate. During his services as State Senator he made aa 
<enviable reputation, and his record as an attorney in the meantime 
placed him in position for the appointment as United States Attorney 
for the Southern District, which appointment he received at the hands 
of President Cleveland in 1887. In 1894 he was appointed Chancellor 
by Governor Stone and was reappointed to the same position in 1898 
by Governor McLurin. This position he was obliged to relinquish 
when he became a candidate for Governor during the last campaign. 
His nomination was made by the Democratic State Convention in 
August of last year and at the election in November he received 
eighty-seven per cent of the entire vote for that office. This, in view 
of the stand which he has taken on many problems which are con- 
fronting the southern politicians, is a tribute in itself, of all which he 
may well be proud. His term of office as Governor commenced Jan- 
uary i6th, when he took the oath of office and delivered the customary 
inaugural address. In his inaugural address Governor Longino 
attracted no little attention by the stand which he took with reference 
to lynching, and his recommendation of an anti-lynch law has placed 
him in the front rank among the reformers of the southern states. 
The Chicago Times-Herald on January i8th in referring to his attitude 
on this question, speaks as follows: 

The forceful indictment of lynching in the inaugural address of A. H. Loncrino* 
Governor of Mississippi, may be said to mark the beginning of a new epoch in the 
south. Though there are prominent southerners who have raised the voice of protest 
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devotion of fully two-thirds of it to the one topic, the uncompromising attitude of the 
speaker, and the suggestions for remedial legislation combine to give this notable 
state paper an exceptional interest and importance. 

Such exhaustive and vigorous treatment of the subject in an inaugural implies in 
the first place a high degree of courage, and brings the matter necessarily wiUiin the 
d(nnain of practical politics, from which it has hitherto been excluded. The Gover- 
nor is a member of that party which directs the affairs of Mississippi with unlimited 
power. At the last election there was no Republican candidate, and the Populists 
cast only 6,097 votes. In a total vote of 48,370 Longino's plurality was 36,176. As 
the population was 1,289,600, according to the last United States census, Uie exist- 
ence of a ruling caste is clear, and it is plain that nothing could be accomplished 
outside that caste. The Governor, who belongs to it, compels its attention while he 
champions the cause of a multitude which is denied access to the polls. 

In doing this he states his case with such a thorough exposition of the demoralizing 
and deplorable effect of lynching as should make his fellow citizens of his own party 
ashamed of the conditions for which they are responsible. First he says that the 
crime was tolerated and then justified because it began in defense of the honor of 
idiite women. But almost immediately it encouraged a general lawlessness. Sui* 
picion was all that was required to sanction conviction and execution. Afterward 
discrimination as to the offense disappeared. Suspects were murdered who were 
accused not of criminal assault upon women but of homicide, house burning and 
even lesser crimes. 

Moreover, so open is the defiance of the law that the mobs act without mask or 
disguise of any kind, and their members go about, without punishment or fear of 
punishment The state which has become second in the nimiber of its lynchings is 
drifting toward anarchy. While "mob penalty as a corrective has utterly failed," it 
is gradually breaking down all the safeguards of civil liberty. 

After this true and terrible arraignment the Governor recommends that the Legis- 
lature should pass a law enabling the family of a person who is lynched to go into a 
chancery court and recover damages against the county in which the crime occurs. 
He also suggests another law providing that when a Constable or Sheriff suffers a sus- 
pect to be taken from his custody his office should become vacant by that fact. 

These recommendations are made because of the hopelessness of an appeal to 
public sentiment, which has become "inaccurate or defective*' and insensible to 
''moral perstiasion.'* The people should feel the sting of these words and the Legis* 
Uture should do what it can to save the reputation of the state by carrying out the 
Governor's policy. 

The following clipping is also taken from the Chicago Times- 
Herald under the same date: 

Mrs. Longino, the wife of the Governor, was formerly Miss Marion Buckley, a 
beautiful and accomplished society girl of Jackson. It is expected that the executive 
mansion will shine as a social center during the term of Governor Longina His 
wife is certainly capable of making a brilliant success of her opportunities as a host- 
ess. The Longinos have three sons and one daughter. 

James T. Harrison, Lieutenant Governor and one of Mr. Longino's 
closest friends, was born at Columbus, Mississippi, May 21st, 1848. 
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served to the close of the war. During the conflict he refused promo- 
tion twice, once for conduct on the field of battle, preferring to share 
the hardships with those with whom he enlisted. He entered Wash- 
ington and Lee University and graduated with the first class of the 
Zeta Chapter, that of 1867. He was also a member of the Eta Chapter 
at the University of Mississippi where he pursued a special course in 
1868. 

He was a member of the House of Representatives in 1884 and 

,00/: J— :-jg ^hich time he was Chairman of the Committee on Appro- 

In 1896 and 1899 he was elected President /n? tempore ol the 

ite. He was also elected by acclamation to preside over the 

ion that elected Governor Stone as the capital commis- 

lich attracted no little attention at the time. At the last 

ic State Convention he was nominated on the first ballot for 

Lieutenant Governor and the results of the election showed that he 

was not a burden to his ticket. 

Among important civil appointments has been his connection with 
the Executive Committee of the State Industrial Institute and Col- 
lege, in which position he has devoted valuable attention to the erec- 
tion of their new buildings. He stands high in Masonic circles in the 
state, is a staunch Baptist, and as a judge his rulings have been 
accepted as those of ''One learned in the law of his fellows." 



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THE REVIVAL OF PHI CHAPTER AT LAFAYETTE 

COLLEGE. 

The historic old town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and its equally 
historic old Sun Inn have often heard the yells of Lehigh, and often, 
too, those of its rival down the river, Lafayette; but never before were 
they treated to such a series as on the night of December 7th last, 
when the loyal "Sig" undergraduates and alumni came together from 
Columbia, Pennsylvania, Cornell, Dickinson, and Lehigh to revive old 
Phi Chapter, and put good Sigma Chi blood in the veins of the accepted 
petitioners of Lafayette. 

The brothers began coming into Bethlehem that afternoon and 
gathered at Alpha Rho's chapter house. That chapter had made orderly 
arrangements for the ceremonies of the day, but, as one delegation after 
another came in, good fellowship soon made a grand mix-up. It was 
into this genial gathering of as yet unassorted enthusiasts that the 
unsuspecting party of Lafayette men burst, on their arrival from Easton 
about 7:30 p. m. For a time there was danger of a very general initia- 
tion of anybody until a happy suggestion as to the mode of wearing 
their coats made the new arrivals more conspicuous and prevented the 
Nu Nus from unnecessary labor on a Phi Phi man et vice versa. 

Later, the scene was changed to the second floor of the Myers 
building, where there was plenty of room for all kinds of initiatory pro- 
ceedings. The under-graduates — ^and they were in the majority — 
labored under the delusion that the affair was to consume several 
evenings, while the older fellows had notions of a possible nap before 
daybreak. Between the two a medium was secured, and the anxious 
Lafayette men properly initiated. Consul Abbott, of Alpha Rho, and 
Grand Praetor Landis had charge of the proceedings, and Brother 
R. E. James, of Easton, spoke impressively to the circle of beginners 
upon the obligations resting on them. 

After the number of Greeks was thus augmented by worthy '' Sigs/' 
all adjourned to the banquet room of the Sun Inn and enjoyed a splen- 
did time, made possible by the hospitality of the new chapter. About 
forty were around the table, of whom Brother R. E. James served as 
toastmaster, and called the following toasts: 

The FInt Province, Merkel Landis. 
Nu Nu, Columbia, Paul Ringer. 
Alpha Phi, Cornell, W. H. P. Conklin. 



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Phi Phi, Pennsylvania, L. A. Dewing. 
Alpha Rho, Lehigh, £ . Satchell. 
Phi, Lafayette, R. P. McCready. 

The men initiated to form the new chapter are: 

Robert Purdon McCready, '99, Eatton, Pa. 
Allan Roberts, '99, Slatington, Pa. 
Edward Lawall Osterstock, '99, Easton, Pa. 
Frederic Eugene Ayer, '00, Shesheguin, Pa. 
Henry Marvin Hodgson, '00, Cumberland, Md. 
John Arthur Morgan, *oi, Slatington, Pa. 
Lewis Parker Runyon, 'oi, Perth Amboy, N. J. 
Walton J. Dietrick, '02, Mt. Bethel, Pa. 

The Brothers present were: 

Phi Alumni. Phi Phi. 



R. P. Snowden, '72. 
D.W. Nevin.'75. 
R. E. James, '69. 
W. B. Myers, 'Si. 

Epsilon. 
G. L. Edmunds, '94. 

Omicron. 
Merkel Landis, '96. 

Alpha Phi. 
W. H. P. Conklin, '9$. 
W. F. Rosensteel, '01. 



L. A. Dewing. 
J. G. Engemen. 
J. W. De Silver. 
E. B. Shellenberger. 
Charles Ashley. 
Nu Nu. 
N. J. Lloyd. 
R. E. Ashley. 
L. J. Matty. 
A. S. Austin. 
Paul Ringer. 
H. J. Mills. 
C. E. M. Bateson. 
C. S. McCalla. 



Alpha Rho. 
E. W. Miller. 
R. E. Laramy. 
L. A. Abbott. 
E. T. Satchell. 
J. W. Shaeffer. 
Edw. Thornton. 
T. N. Wright 
L. de S. Dibert 
N. Van Bergen. 
M. A. Keck. 
J. A. Brodhead. 
J. B. Hirst. 
L. P. H. Butler. 



Those who remember the memorable occasion of the re-establish- 
ment of Alpha Rho at Lehigh in September, 1893, will see at a glance 
over these names that Sigma Chi has taken a strong hold on the east 
in the past seven years. Phi Chapter has recently initiated another of 
the petitioners, Chester Arthur King, '02, of Philipsburg, N. J. They 
have a fine body of alumni ready to assist them and are likely to make 
the general Fraternity very glad of this revival. 

RoBT. E. Laramy, 
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P. MERRILL GRIFFITH. 

Id connection with the letters which we publish in the pages to 
follow we are fortunate in being able to present the accompanying cut 
of Brother Griffith, and a few facts regarding his life will add interest 
to his most excellent letter. 

Brother Griffith is . the youngest member of the United States 
Consular Service and was born in Bellbrook, Ohio, in 1872. After his 
graduation from the Sabina High School in 1889, ^^ entered the 
Ohio State University. While in attendance at this institution, he 
occupied a prominent position in literary and athletic circles. On two 
occasions he won the prize as the best declaimer in school, and was 
also President of the Ohio State Oratorical Association. He was a 
member of both the baseball and the football teams, and was also the 
successful competitor for the best general athletic medal. After leav- 
ing the Ohio State University he taught school a few years, and spent 
his last collegiate year in the University of Chicago, receiving the 
degree of Ph. B. at the spring Convocation of 1897. 

Brother Griffith has always been an enthusiastic member of the 
Fraternity, and has been a delegate to two national conventions. While 
attending the University of Chicago, he assisted in the establishment 
of the Omicron Omicron Chapter. While engaged in graduate work 
at Chicago, he was elected Superintendent of the Sabina public 
schools, which position he was occupying at the time he was 
designated by President McKinley as United States Consul to Mata- 
moros, Mexico, in which position he has furnished the Department 
of State with several valuable reports relative to the resources and 
industrial and commercial activity of our sister republic. 

May 20, 1899, he was married to Miss Dolores V. Rodriguez, an 
American girl of Spanish descent, and since assuming the duties of his 
office he has been admitted to the bar in the State of Texas. 



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SIGMA CHI IN FOREIGN LANDS. 

TWO INTERESTING LETTERS FROM BROTHERS IN MEXICO AND JAPAN.* 



A VIEW OF MEXICO. 

Mr. Newman Miller, Editor Sigma Chi Quarterly, Albion, Michigan. 

My Dear Miller: When I disappointed you before, after having promised to 
write something for the Quarterly, you were indeed very reticent and forgiving 
but I dare not further impose upon your patience and gentleness with another 
apology. 

No country perhaps has had a more romantic history than Mexico and the 
descendants of the ancient people who occupied the country during the twelfth cen- 
tury and probably many centuries before, still retain some traces of their early 
habits and customs. When the Spaniards conquered the country, in the sixteenth 
century, they were amazed to find millions of people and a civilization whose arts 
and sciences, architecture and agriculture, have afforded food for speculative minds 
through all the centuries that have intervened. Anthropologists have found here a 
favorite field for research and many have been the efforts made to fix the origin of 
the Aztecs and assign a reason for their being in Mexico at the time of the Spanish 
conquest. Whatever theories have be^^n advanced, we may say in order to avoid 
discussion that the Spaniards conquered a Caucasian race whose picture writings 
have furnished the theme for many volumes, whose pottery is still manufactured by 
a process similar to that of the ancients, apparently, though the secret has never 
been divulged and whose methods of agriculture and cookery are still observed by 
many of their descendants. The Aztecs were a military and warlike race and were 
renowned for their endurance and prowess in war. Cortez, however, conquered 
them in 1521. He destroyed many of their works of art and science and the country 
remained under Spanish dominion for three hundred years. 

Matamoros, the city in which I am at present endeavoring to look after my 
Uncle's interest and incidentally to set a good example, is situated on the border 
about twenty miles from the gulf of Mexico. The city, which is one of the most his- 
torical of the whole republic, has consequently occupied a prominent position in ail 
the wars and revolutions that have been waged, since the country first revolted 
against the Spanish rule in 1810. The city was named in honor of Mariano Mata- 
moros, a Mexican patriot and general, who was shot during one of the numerous 
revolutions. It has been said that internecine struggles have caused her more dam- 
age than all the wars which have been waged against her. Twice was she burned 
and pillaged by her own sons, in the scorching flames of revolution and political con- 
spiracy, and on one occasion, September, 1851, two hundred houses were destroyed* 



*It has been our cnstom from time to time to tmblith commnnlcationt from members of the 
Fraternity in foreign lands, and we take pleasure In presenting these letters, thonirh somewhat 
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Ten years later, a similar outburst occurred which resulted in a great loss of life and 
personal property. But such a state of affairs is scarcely to be wondered at when 
viewed in the after-glow of history, for, since the establishment of her independence 
in 1821, Mexico, down to the year 1884, has had fifty-five presidents, two emperors, 
and one regency, and, with some three or four exceptions, there was a violent change 
of government with every new administration. 

Among the revolutions may be mentioned the famous one of Cortina which took 
place here and at Brownsville, which is situated directly opposite, in Texas. Also 
the revolution of Garza, which occurred a short distance up ^e Rio Grande. It may 
also be noted that General Profirio Diaz staged his revolution from Brownsville and 
crossed the river and entered this city with a handful of ragged, half-armed follow- 
ers, by means of small skiffs. A short distance from the city may still be seen the 
•defenses, which were used at the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. 
Speaking of these battles, reminds me that I was shown an index of correspondence 
in the archives of the city, the other day, for the year 1846, in which is noted a letter 
from General Taylor to the Mayor of Matamoros, requesting permission to purchase 
three hundred mules for use in his wagon train and which he would pay for at a fair 
price. It was not learned whether the request of the honest old veteran was granted 
or not, but the fact of the letter being placed on file and its contents speaks volumes 
T^arding a policy of due regard for the rights of a conquered people. 

Fortunately for Matamoros as well as the peace-loving citizens of the entire 
republic, affairs have changed and revolutions and promiscuous executions are things 
of the past. Since President Diaz assumed the duties of his office about twenty 
years ago, Mexico has enjoyed the blessings of a liberal and progressive administra- 
tion, so obviously exemplified in her marvelous educational, industrial and commer- 
cial development. 

Allow me to say in closing that, although fate has placed me, for the time being, 
in a foreign country as a consequence of which the happy and honored privilege of 
associating with many of my dear Sigma Chi brothers is withheld, I have by no 
means forgotten them. Neither time nor distance can ever efface the pleasant mem- 
ories I have of my Fraternity and her noble members. Should any who read this 
happen to come to this semi-tropical city and step into this office, he would instantly 
observe that the writer had likewise suffered all the tortures and humiliations of a 
Sigma Chi initiation. In addition to promising them a hearty reception, I might add 
that the people here faithfully adhere to the open-door policy and should any 
Brother be interested in Mexico enough to try a smile of her famous " Mezcal " or 
** Tequila,*' even the most conservative or fastidious could do so with impunity. In 
fact, I might suggest it, inasmuch as some of the most reputable physicians here 
declare that a little liquor, in this climate, acts as an antidote to the miasmatic impur- 
ities whieh impregnate the hot, moist air. 

With a further ardent assurance of my heartiest good wishes to yourself and to 
all the Brothers throughout the country, for a happy and prosperous New Year that 
znay redound to the glory and honor of the White Cross, I remain 

Fraternally yours, 

Matamoros, Mexico, January 13, 1900. P. Merrill Griffith. 

A "SIG" letter from JAPAN. 

A "Sig'' who has been in Japan now for a decade, but who has nei(^ 
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John Stuart Happer, Beta '85. Brother Happer joined the Beta 
Chapter at Wooster University in 1881, and was closely in touch with 
all Sigma Chi affairs during the succeeding important years in our life 
and government. At Wooster he won the First History and Second 
Greek Prizes of 1881, was Fraternity Editor of the Index in 1884, and^ 
while in College, was Grand Praeter of the Third Province during the 
period 1883-85. Duriag 1886-87 Brother Happer attended the West- 
ern Reserve Medical College at Columbus, O., and as Delegate, repre- 
sented the Alpha Nu chapter in the Sixteenth Biennial Convention 
held in Columbus in September, '86. In the fall of 1887 our brother 
entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and 
was at once elected to the Grand Praetership of the original First Pro- 
vince, now divided into the First and Ninth Provinces. 

During these latter years Brother Happer became interested in 
work pertaining to the Chinese and Japanese peoples, and, in 1888,. 
entered upon the editorship of the Chinese Evangelist of New York 
City. This connection soon led him to visit the Orient, at first in sev- 
eral important interests, while during recent years he has remained 
there as the agent at Kobe, Japan, of the Standard Oil Co. During 
his residence across the Pacific, Brother Happer has received, with 
pleasure, every issue of the Quarterly and Bulletin; is an endow- 
ment subscriber, and has a close and loving eye upon all that Sigma 
Chi does. Among his many close personal friendships is thst with 
the present Grand Consul. The following letter, while written to the 
Grand Consul personally and hurriedly, is published because it will 
serve to inform the more recent active membership of another hon- 
ored brother who, like so many, continues in alumni life to love our 
Fraternity. The happy revival of Beta makes a present word from 
Brother Happer all the more interesting to the Fraternity. 

Kobe, Japan, November 27, 1899. 
Joseph C. Nate, Esq., Grand Consul, Sigma Chi. 

Dear Brother: I have great pleasure in congratulating you on your election 
to the highest office of the Fraternity, an office which is thus most deservedly filled, 
and which I am sure must have the cordial endorsement of every alumnus who has 
watched the growth of the Fraternity especially during the last two years, and I for 
one cannot resist this opportunity of sending congratulations to you and to the 
Fraternity. 

My October Bulletin has just come to hand, and I only regret that the Grand 
Chapter could not have been held last year instead of this, as I was in Germantown 
at the same time last year. I am especially delighted to hear that Beta chapter hat 
been revived— I have always regretted that it went to pieces, though fully realizing 
at the time that it seemingly had to die. In my time, *82 to *85, we had as fine a 
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Sorely, Frost, Bnimback, Harry Douglas, Brice, Marion Miller and many others, 
call op recollections of the good fellows and the good times we had. Were it not 
that the present chapter " knows not Joseph '* (not Joseph Nate) I would write them 
a line to congratulate them and urge them to be worthy of the past— and the men 
who in the old days of the early 8o's made Sigma Chi respected there. I remember 
I wavered between two other fraternities and Sigma Chi and decided in favor oi 
Sigma Chi because one of the others had a large element of the wild set, and the 
other had too little of the goodfellowship which to my mind ought to be hand in hand 
with scholarship, and the "Sigs" of that chapter were certainly ideal" from that 
standpoint. 

IVe been interested, too, from time to time, in noting how much the 
•ong "A Sig I am, a Sig I be,*' is sung. That was a combined effort of tl 
of Beta Chapter, up in Brice's and my room one Saturday afternoon, ai 
desiring to claim any credit, I think I started the ball rolling with tl 
lines — and Marion Miller and others took it up and carried it on — anyw; 
was in the gang and deserve some share of the authorship. I have alwa) 
that I decided wisely then, for to my Sigma Chi life at college I ascr 
equal to those derived from college life pure and simple. Out here, oi 
rarely see a Sigma Chi. Paymaster Ray, who was out here five years 
Sigma Chi, afterwards he was one of the survivors of the Maine, and is 
in comoaendation by Sigsbee in his " Story of the Maine." 

Your last letter acknowledging receipt of payment of endowment 
me for an article for the Quarterly. I could not at the time accede to 
ing been away for five months, I had such an accumulation of busini 
together with new matters due to the new treaties coming into operation 
August, that even to answer "no" I had not the time — have often thou] 
that a few of the events of Beta chapter history — unwritten history, migl 
interesting to the Fraternity in general. I remember distinctly an incid 
mshee was made to sign a paper "begging pardon of God and the Sigma 
nity for the lie that I told whereby I gained a bid from said Fraternity," and t 
was made to regain possession of that paper. Well do I remember the Tl 
turkey that fed the Fraternity one year, contributed unwittingly by a fam 
to town; and the charge on a barb wire fence in the chase of Turkey | 
However, I must not weary you — I started simply to give you the grip a 
congratulation, and now I have let my pen run on in reminiscences whicl 
place elsewhere. 

Wishing you and the Fraternity a happy and prosperous New Year, 

Fraternally yours, 

J. s. 



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ALUMNI DUES. 

BY REV. JOSEPH C. NATE, PH. D., GRAND CONSUL. 

The subject of this article involves questions which have been 
in our thought and discussion as a Fraternity during the past five years 
prior to the recent Philadelphia Grand Chapter, when we saw the idea 
take form in legislation. That legislation, on account of its import- 
ance, was made a separate article of our Constitution, viz.: Article 
XIX, which reads as follows: 

(a) Section i. Each active member of the Fraternity shall, on or before sixty 
days of the time when he expects to sever his membership with his chapter, by grad- 
uation or otherwise, forward to the Grand Quaestor, through the Chapter Quaestor, 
his two notes for five dollars each, payable during the first and second Januarys 
respectively, next succeeding said severance from his chapter by graduation or 
otherwise. 

Sec. 2. Such notes shall be without interest; shall bear the future address of 
the member making them; and shall entitle him to all regular publications during 
the period of two years succeeding such graduation or leaving college. The pro- 
ceeds of such notes shall be credited, at least one-half to endowment and one-half as 
provided by statute. 

Sec. 3. Such note givers as shall subsequently become members of other chap- 
ters, shall be entitled to have the dates of their note payments postponed to the first 
and second Januarys respectively, next succeeding their severance from such latter 
chapter. 

(b) Amendment to Statute III, as Section 2. — One-half the proceeds of note 
payments under Article XIX of the Constitution shall be used for the support of the 
Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

It will be remembered by readers of the Quarterly of the last 
college year that, in the issue of November, 1898, there was printed a 
long article on " The Fraternity Endowment Fund " by the present 
writer, which gave in detail the history of the endowment movement, 
plans and work in our Fraternity, including past legislation, — the 
endowment fund as it then stood, together with special suggestions on 
its possibilities for the future. Special attention was also given to the 
part which it was bound to play in the acquisition of Chapter houses 
by our active Chapters. That article received no small amount of 
attention from the publications of other fraternities. These were very 
warm in their congratulations of Sigma Chi for results already attained 
and, though in some cases somewhat doubtful, expected to watch 
the results of our e£forts with considerable interest. It was, therefore, 
ith no small degree of pleasure that all the plans then in view, in- 



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eluding the raising of a special fund of {12,500 among our alumni, were 
carried to a successful conclusion, which was detailed in the February^ 
1899, Quarterly, under the heading of " Endowment Items." It wa» 
predicted in the latter article that a comparatively short interval would 
see a chapter house erected upon Cornell's beautiful building lot and 
would see our University of Michigan chapter housed, as the first fruit» 
of our endowment work. It is a matter of recent history how Theta 
Theta Chapter, through the aid of our Endowment Fund, coupled with 
the magnificent efforts of her own alumni, is now living beneath her 
own roof-tree. The current Bulletin gives important information of 
how Cornell is to complete its plans at last and to be similarly situated 
in the early fall. These things are actual accomplishments of the 
endowment work of our Fraternity, as so far matured. The mean» 
which have produced these two signal successes will continue to 
accrue to our benefit, and other houses will be successfully built. Soon 
even that proportion of our membership which does not now fully 
appreciate these things will come to see the force of a suggestion 
recently written in to the Grand Consul by a loyal and enthusiastic 
alumnus of the Fraternity, who states that he now believes that 
in all these endowment plans of ours, " Sigma Chi has builded better 
than it knew." 

Let us now return to the subject of this article, "Alumni Dues," 
or, rather, we should say, the alumni notes, as provided for by the 
Philadelphia legislation, as outlined in Article XIX, quoted above. It 
was the privilege of the writer to state, in his report to the Philadelphia 
Grand Chapter, as Grand Quaestor, that he regarded this proposed 
legislation for alumni dues as the most important thing then before 
the Fraternity, and as being the logical conclusion of our whole finan- 
cial plan as carefully developed through nine successive years of care 
and thought along these lines. It was, therefore, a great pleasure to 
note how enthusiastically the idea was carried through, — an enthusiasm 
which spoke volumes because it was no new proposition or hastily 
matured idea, but one which, as it will be recalled, had been first form- 
ally presented at the Nashville Grand Chapter of 1897, ^^^ ^y >t» 
referred to a most competent committee for final preparation and pre- 
sentation at Philadelphia. 

Attention may be called to the fact that one-half only of the income 
of these graduate notes will go to our Endowment Fund, the other half 
being reserved for distribution by statute. Our present Statute very 
properly decides that the second half of the proceeds in question shall 
go to the support of the Sigma Chi Quarterly and Bulletin, because 



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all of our graduates will hereafter receive these during the two years 
of their note payments, thus placing a new financial burden upon the 
publications, because of their wider distribution. The benefit to our 
entire membership from thus getting our publications regularly into 
the hands of younger alumni need only be suggested. Taken all in 
all, our plan of " alumni dues " seems to be well worthy of the careful 
thought which was given to it, and it is believed that, backed by the 
present energy and enthusiasm of the Fraternity in favor of every- 
thing which means financial progress, and our doctrine that financial 
progress means progress in every direction, the splendid success of 
this feature of our Endowment and National work is assured. Sigma 
Chi has just reason for pride in the prominence which is given to the 
fact that it is a strongly organized Fraternity, and much of our splendid 
growth can be traced directly to the thorough, organized equipment 
to which we have attained in financial lines. The writer confidently 
trusts and believes that among the greatest of our effective means of 
future progress, will be found our new plan of alumni dues. 

In conclusion, there comes to mind a scene which was almost his- 
torical in the financial growth of our Fraternity, because it marked the 
beginning of new things in our financial progress, and the founding of 
our old "Chapter House Sinking Fund" at Cincinnati in 1895, ^^^^ fund 
being the predecessor by name to, while identical in idea with, the 
Endowment Fund. At that Grand Chapter, along with many others, 
arose the question of whether our active membership would be inclined 
to favor a change from the old "dues" of {3.50 per capita per annum, to 
45.00. It is recalled by the writer that each delegate was asked to 
respond, not from any feeling of personal pride or representing his 
chapter as being able and willing to do things which might afterwards 
embarass it. At that time, delegate after delegate arose, the roll 
being called for the purpose, and in earnest, eloquent words, the bo3rs 
told how their respective chapters had become awakened to our needs 
as a Fraternity and how thoroughly interested they were becoming in 
our splendid financial progress, and how willingly they would cany 
the small extra burden which, meaning little to them, was to mean a 
great deal in its effective benefit as a total, in the prosecution of our 
National work. That legislation, together with the Chapter House 
Sinking Fund as then adopted, and other measures, part of the same 
plans, may be regarded as the turning point in Sigma Chi's career, so 
far as financial success may go. From that time on we have been 
able to do successively greater things along financial lines. The 
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delegates at Philadelphia of the alumni dues idea means that that 
also shall become a successful topstone, as the other was the success- 
ful foundation, of what Sigma Chis, at least, regard as the most 
effective financial system among American college fraternities. 



ALPHA ZETA'S SUCCESSES. 

AN UNUSUAL ANNUAL INITIATION FOLLOWED BY A SUCCESSFUL 
AND A LARGE ALUMNI ATTENDANCE. 

Saturday evening, December 16, marked a great epoch i 
tory of Alpha Zeta Chapter at Beloit College. In the ear 
the evening nine freshmen, constituting the largest number 
dates ever initiated at one time into Alpha Zeta Chapter, w< 
acquainted with the mysteries of the Fraternity. They were 
Merle T. Adkins, Ralph Babbitt, C. Alvin Emerson, Jr., ] 
Kepple, H. C. McRae, Charles M. Dering, Carroll W. Smith 
coe Spensley and Robert L. Schadel. 

The active members of the Chapter, realizing the addit 
many new members was of unusual import to the Fraternity, 
to make the occasion one of the greatest events in college 
circles in the state, and spared no pains and expense to do i 
tations were sent out to the alumni of the Fraternity in Wisc< 
surrounding states as well as to the grand officers. Few reg 
received and those only in extreme cases, and as a result of tl 
ances about thirty alumni were in the city to enjoy the occas 

The ceremonies of the initiation were carried out at th( 
house at 745 Milwaukee road in a solemn and impressive 
which indicated an excellent interpretation of the ritual on tl 
Brother Henry R. Mussey, Consul, and Brother Frank H. ] 
Magister. After the initiation had been concluded the fifi 
-Chis left the chapter house to enjoy what was probably the m 
ing feature of the evening for the majority of them. The S 
yell— "Who! Who! Who am I? I'm a loyal Sigma Chi! ' 
Whoopla! Whoopla Hi! Sig-maChi!" resounded from one ei 
city to the other as the Sigs marched to the K. P. hall. The 
the most sumptuous banquets ever served in Beloit was spre 
Beloit alumni and active members of Alpha Zeta Chapter in 
the visiting Sigs and the newly initiated freshmen. Short 



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10 o'clock the fifty chairs were occupied by a» many Sigma Chis, and 
several hours of feasting, speechmaking and singing followed. 

When the last course had been served and the chairs pushed 
back from the tables, Brother A. E. Matheson arose and called for 
the following responses: 

Relation of Alamni to the Chapter Chas. C. Russell, Alpha Zeta, "89- 

Song, Alpha Zeta Quartet Brothers Fenton, Adkins, Kepple and Dudley 

Greetings from Alpha Alpha Chapter C. B. Ackley, Alpha Alpha, '99 

The Active Chapter V. O. Vogt, 'oi 

Greetings from Alpha Lambda . . . ^ CD. Tearse, Alpha Lambda, 'oo> 

Song Quartet 

The Freshmen E. P. Kepple, 'oj. 

Greetings from Grand Council J. P. Bicket, Alpha Iota, '97 

Solo E. P. Kepple, '03. 

Greetings from the Praetor of the Fifth Province . Edwin M. Dexter, Alpha Lambda, '9^ 

The evening of mirth and brotherly good cheer was closed with a 
song by all of the Brothers present, who, upon parting, congratulated 
Brothers McCabe and Rockwell who had the banquet in charge upon 
the complete success with which their labors had met. 

Besides the active chapter there were present from Alpha Zeta 
Chapter: 

Brothers J. R. Houliston, Edmund Enright, W. A. Rowell, Percy H. Stevens, J. 
E. Owen, Chicago, '99; W. A. Kinsley, E. E. Lochridge, '98; John A. White, Roy K^ 
Rockwell, '96; G.F.GrassicC J. Windsor. '95; Wm. H. Woodard, '94; W. F. Mc- 
Cabe, '92; A. £. Matheson, H. J. Cunningham, of Janesville, '90; Geo. B. IngersoiU 
'89; Chas. C. Russell, of Janesville, *89. 

Alpha Lambda, U. of Wisconsin— E. M, Dexter, '92; C. D. Tearse, 'oo; G. T^ 
Bunker, '01; B. F. Adams, '03; H. G. Oakland, '03. 

Alpha Alpha, Hobart College— C. B. Ackley, '99. 

Delta Delta, Purdue— C. F. Flinn, 'oo. 

Alpha Iota, Illinois Wesleyan— James P. Bicket, '97. 

Alpha Xi, Kansas University— H. G. Clark, '95. 



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EditoriAi* « 

An old question of considerable importance is the growing custon 
among certain fraternities of the open pledging of sttidents while 
still in the high school. The sentinaent among fraternity men in gen- 
eral has been opposed to this practice, I believe, but force of circum- 
stances occasioned by more intense rivalry is tending to make it 4in 
established custom in more than one institution. It has generally 
been conceded that there is a marked distinction between the pledging 
of young men who are in the sub-collegiate department Qonnected 
with an institution where Greek Letter Fraternities have established 
chapters, and the pledging of pupils who are still in attendance at the 
high school in the same town or city. The former are growing up in 
a fraternity atmosphere and nsually make more valuable members of 
the active chapter afterwards, because of their preliminary training. 
The case of the high school student is different. He cannot receive 
the brotherly advice and attention with which a pledged man in the 
preparatory department is favored, and sometimes later on he becomes 
undesirable and a hinderance to the general welfare of the Chapter by 
whom he was pledged, and the necessity of dropping him is a pleasant 
circumstance to neither party. Too often his fraternity affiliations 
give him an exaggerated idea of his own importance which is detri- 
mental to his future possibilities. The remedy is apparently to be 
found only in an agreement among all the fraternities of an institution 
not to pledge men before they arc actually enrolled in college. The 
following clipping from the University of Minnesota chapter letter in 
the last Beta Theta Pi maintains that from the point of view of the 
writer such an agreement has been productive of much good in that 
institution: 

"An innovation was introduced in the autumn in the matter of fraternity rashing. 
A meeting of representatives from all the academic fraternities and societies was 
called by President Northrop, at which an agreement was entered into that no fra- 
ternity should rush high school stadents. A committee was appointed to guard Hds 
agreement, consisting of members from Kappa Kappa Gamma and Alpha Phi, Psi 
Uptilon« Chi Psi and Beta Theta Pi. No cases have yet been discovered in which 
the agreement has been violated. The arrangement is quite satisfactory in that we 
do not have to be on the qui vivt lest one of the other fraternities should start rush- 
ing the seniors in the high school and cut a big swath before anybody else gets a 
chance at them; and we do not have to have our chapter life hampered thnsughout 
the year by never-ending rush meetings.*' 



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At the last Grand Chapter, steps were taken looking toward the 
publication of a new catalogue and history, some time during the cur- 
rent year. In looking back upon the action which was taken at that 
time, we are confident that no one realized fully what was meant when 
a recommendation was adopted planning for the publication of a book 
of this character in so short a time, and in canvassing the situation we 
find that it will be practically impossible, in view of the condition of 
the material at hand, to publish anything like a satisfactory book. 
While the information contained in the last catalogue can be used as 
a basis, at the same time, this must be thoroughly revised and brought 
down to date. Considerable of the preliminary work has been done 
but as yet there is a vast amount of material to be collected and 
properly classified and edited. In the opinion of the editor, we shall 
be fortunate if this material is in shape for the printer by the time of 
meeting of the next Grand Chapter. At that time more definite steps 
can be taken as to the exact mechanical execution of the book and the 
financial legislation enacted in accordance with the needs. It must 
be remembered that the production of a book of this sort is not, 
strictly speaking, upon a business basis, and that we are obliged to 
depend, to a very large extent, upon the loyalty of officers and mem- 
bers of the Fraternity. If the Fraternity were in shape to employ an 
expert editor, it is undoubtedly true, that the book could be produced 
in a much shorter time that we have designated, but this is impossible 
for financial reasons. We make these statements in order that those 
who are especially interested may understand any delay which may be 
occasioned in the future. 



We present in another part of this issue, an article on the new 
system of Alumni dues, which was worked out at the last Grand Chap- 
ter. The presentation is made by Grand Consul Joseph C. Nate, who 
has given no little time and thought to the financial affairs of the Fra- 
ternity during the past ten years. The question of Alumni dues is the 
natural outgrowth of the endowment movement which has been so 
successfully planned, and so enthusiastically received by the Frater- 
nity, and we prophesy for it the same success which the endowment 
question met when it was first proposed. It has been the aim of those 
who have worked out the preliminary problems, not to make the plan 
burdensome to those giving up active membership in the Fraternity, 
and we are confident that the scheme affords financial assurances for 
the future, which could be realized in no other way. The scheme will 



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receive attention from time to time in the pages of the Quarterly, 
and Grand Consul Nate's article referred to above should be read by 
every member of the Fraternity. 



The problem, keeping in touch with alumni, by Chapters located in 
large cities, is one which has been a constant source of annoyance to 
those most interested, but OmicronOmicron Chapter at the University of 
Chicago, seems to have hit upon a very novel way of getting around the 
question by setting aside an evening for the entertainment of the alumni 
of special chapters. On the evening of March 9th, the Chapter enter- 
tained the Chicago alumni of the Kappa Kappa Chapter. About thirty 
Kappa Kappa men were present, and a very enjoyable evening was 
spent. The advantages of this plan are twofold: first, the men who are 
brought together are usually well acquainted, and the fact that they 
are from the same chapter brings them on a common meeting ground; 
in the second place, the average chapter house is not suited to accom- 
modate a large company, but usually in this manner the accommoda- 
tions are sufficient for all. The idea is new and to be recommended 
to chapters similarly located in large cities. 



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120 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Letters from Active Qiapters* 
FIRST PROVINCE. 

CPSILON — COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. 

Epsilon greets you again this season with hopes still high. Though 
we have not had as rapid advancement as last year still we are more 
than holding our own. A house is what we are now after, and with 
good alumni and perseverance we hope to land it by next fall. We 
think it will be a good thing to have a house of Sigma Chi in the 
Capital City. 

Columbian College, this year, shows very little improvement, but 
the University as a whole is steadily advancing. The law school, with 
its new building and diplomacy adjunct, is leading them all, and the 
medical is holding its own. The enrollment shows a little advance 
over last year. 

We have at present twelve active men in the Chapter and several 
alumni-afliliates. We have initiated three men this season, Bruce 
Mackall, Clarence Pratt, and Harry S. Greene. We generally have 
from fifteen to twenty present at meetings, the resident alumni being 
almost always represented by one or two members. Among these we 
are glad to note that Brother Lee Trinkle, of Sigma Sigma and Psi, is 
now residing in Washington and helps us a good deal. Brothers 
Peachin of Alpha Theta, and Nicholls, of Alpha Lambda, are also 
residents of the city, and were both present at our banquet besides 
being frequent visitors to our rooms. 

Since our last letter the Washington Alumni Association has given 
us a dinner and banquet, at both of which the question of a chapter 
house was discussed, and handsome donations made therefor. Besides 
these more formal affairs the Chapter has indulged in several smokers^ 
which have always been enjoyed. At the last banquet given by the 
alumni some beautiful flowers were sent, unsolicited, by Mrs. Edward 
Roby, whose two sons are Sigma Chis. It is needless to say that this 
generous and thoughtful contribution to the occasion was greatly 
appreciated by us all. 

We are looking forward with much interest and pleasant anticipa- 
tions to our coming Provincial Convention, which our Praetor, Brother 
Merkel Landis, has assured us will take place in the near future. The 



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plans for our own Chapter are a trifle shadowy as yet, but we will 
probably hold a dinner or dance in April or May and finish up with a 
grand old mix-up on Anniversar}/ Day, the loth of June. One or two 
more initiations are in prospect for this year, and the alumni have 
promised us a big time on those occasions. 

Washington, D. C, March 7, 1900. Arthur J. McElhonb. 

THSTA — PENNSYLVANIA COLLBGB. 

Since our last letter to the Quarterly, the enrollment of students 
at Pennsylvania College has been increased by a few newcomers, so 
that the number of students here is about up to the usual number at 
the college. 

Our baseball prospects for this year seem to be quite bright. 
There is plenty of good material and regular practice is kept up in 
our cage. Brother Leisenring, manager, has secured as coach, Frank 
Foreman, of the Baltimore National League, and with such advan- 
tages, our baseball team should make as good a record this spring as 
our football team did last fall. 

Brother H. B. Young, who was compelled to leave last term on 
account of a disabled knee, has returned to college. 

Sigma Chi is represented in all the various spheres of college life 
at Gettysburg, — in the musical clubs, every athletic team, publication 
staffs, literary society work, dramatic club, social functions — in fact, 
there is not a thing going in which Sigma Chi does not have her share. 
There have been quite a number of dances given this winter in Gettys- 
burg and Theta Chapter has always been well represented. 

During the spring term an inter-fraternity banquet will be given. 
This indicates a marked improvement in the feeling between the differ- 
ent fraternities. It has been a long time since the inter-fraternity 
spirit at Gettysburg has been as commendable as at the present time. 

We are looking forward with much pleasure to the first conven- 
tion of the Chapters of the First Province. Theta would like to be 
the host on that occasion, and if arrangements can be made to hold 
the convention about the middle of next September, or any other 
time for that matter, which will suit the majority of chapters best, we 
are sure no effort will be spared to make our visiting brothers have a 
jolly time while in Gettysburg. 

Our Chapter now numbers ten active members. 

Gettysburg, February 26, 1900. Paul Harold Biklb. 



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KAPPA — BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Bucknell University opened the fall term with a total attendance 
of four hundred and eighty-seven, of which number three hundred fif- 
teen are in the regular collegiate department. The new dormitory^ 
which will be known as West College, will be ready for occupancy at 
the opening of the next college year, September 20th, 1900. 

Brother Kress, '00, has left college to accept the position of 
Accountant in Charge in the New York offices of the S. H. Kress S5m- 
dicate. This reduces the number of our active men to three. We 
have, however, a number of good men under consideration and hope 
to begin the next school year with at least ten men, which is a larger 
number than our Chapter usually carries. 

A series of three very satisfactory dances were given under the 
auspices of Brother Thompson. Beyond this, college society has been 
somewhat slow since our last letter. The remainder of the year prom- 
ises its full share of dances and banquets. The juniors give their 
annual ball on February 23d, and we give our annual dance some time 
in April. Brother Carringer is Editor-in-Chief of the 1900 U Agenda. 

The basket ball team is having a very successful season under the 
management of Brother Thompson. They have twice defeated Dick- 
enson, defeated Cornell here, and played a close game with State. 

Brother Hackenberg, ex-*oi, who has just recovered from an attack 
of typhoid fever, has been a frequent visitor. Brother Magee, ex-'oi» 
is now visiting in town. Brothers Schuman and McGuSy, of Omicron, 
spent a day with us last month. Our active men were entertained by 
Alpha Chi in their chapter house at State College, February loth and 
nth. Brother Thompson made a flying visit to Omicron recently and 
reports a fine chapter. 

The Fraternities have not as yet recovered from the effects of the 
faculty " Rule for the improvement of Fraternities," but the prospects 
are much brighter than they were at the beginning of the college year. 

Lewisburg, Pa., February 17th, 1900. M. A. Carringer. 

OMICRON — DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

It is with pleasure that I report Omicron in a very prosperous 
condition. Since our last letter we have increased our roll of member- 
ship by the name of Harvey L. Line. Brother Line is a graduate 
both of the college and of the law school, and is now pursuing a post 
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mended to us by every alumnus in the town, and has already become 
one of our most enthusiastic "Sigs." After his initiation the boys 
attended a banquet, on which occasion we were gratified to have with 
us Brothers Groome, Dakin, Diven and Landis, of Carlisle. 

Very few material changes have taken place in the college this 
year. The faculty has been augmented by two professors, as reported 
in our last letter, and some alterations have been made in the curricu- 
lum. We are indeed proud of the advancement that has been made in 
the past five or ten years. Within the recollection of some of us the 
total enrollment consisted of only seventy-six members, while now 
we have upwards of five hundred students. Both the college and law 
school libraries have been increased by several hundred volumes, 
respectively. 

Our Chapter at the present time consists of eighteen members, 
distributed in the different departments as follows: Four in the law 
school, fourteen in the college. We have also two pledged men now 
in the preparatory department, whom we expect to take in as active 
members during commencement. 

Our Chapter is well represented in athletics for the coming season. 
Brother Bonner has been elected manager, and Brother Pedlow cap- 
tain of the football team ; and Brother Shuman manager /n? tempore of 
the basketball team. On the latter the position of guard is well filled 
by Brother McGuffie, whose work was of the highest order in the game 
of February 17th between Dickinson and Cornell, in our gymnasium, 
which resulted in Cornell's defeat by a score of 23 to 10. Brother 
Rothermel, who has played second base with the Atlantic City All- 
Collegiate team for two seasons, has been chosen to coach the base- 
ball nine, and we anticipate a very prosperous outcome. 

Last Friday night, the Union Philosophical Literary Society held 
its anniversary. Music was furnished by the college orchestra, in 
which Omicron is represented by your humble correspondent who 
plays first violin. One of the leading features of the entertainment 
was the debate — *^ Resolved^ That the present system of college exami- 
nations should be abolished." Each side was allowed two speakers. 
Brother Comer being one of the defenders of the negative, which was 
the winning side. Brother Bonner was the orator of the occasion, 
having chosen for his subject, "The Policy of Metternich." 

Brother Irving, '96, now practicing law in New York city, has 
been visiting friends here for the past week. 



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Among our alumni noit« ar« more progressive or imbued with 
more love for our Chapter than Brother John C. Groome, of Carlisle. 
At every Fraterinty function Brother Groome's support and presence 
are prominent features. H. Stanley Wihuick. 

Carlislei Pa.« February igth^ 1900. 

PHI — LAFAYBTTK C0LLBGB« 

This has been a very good year for Lafayette. The freshman 
ctass numbered loi men, which is the largest class that has entered 
for a number of years, and at present the under-graduates number 339, 
against 305 during last year. The standard of scholarship for entrance 
has been raised so that forty applicants were turned away last fall. 
The Van Winkle Library building is nearly completed and next sum- 
mer wilt witness an entire remodeling of the dormitories. 

Eight of us were initiated by Alpha Rho at Lehigh University on 
the evening of Dec. 7th, 1899, and returned to Lafayette deeply imbued 
with a sense of our responsibility, and the work that lay before us. 
Starting as we did in the middle of the college year, suitable 
fraternity material was somewhat limited, and on this account 
we have not taken in any freshmen but have several in view. Charles 
Thompson Long, '00, New Hope^ Pa., and William Frederick Schmidt, 
'01, Shenandoah, Pa., have been initiated, also Chester Arthur King, 
'02, of Phillipsburg, N. J., whose name was on the petition for the cbar- 
ter» but who was confined to his room with a broken leg the night the 
petitioners were initiated. Brother Maxwell, Alpha Chi, who played 
on the State College football and baseball teams, has been enrolled as 
a Lafayette student, and duly affiliated with us. At present we have 
three seniors, three juniors, two sophomores and one freshman, mak- 
ing nine active members in the Chapter. Brothers Roberts, '99, and 
Osterstock, '99, reside in Easton, and are taking an active part in the 
work. The former is a member of the Faculty, and the latter is 
engaged in business in the city. Brother MacCready, '99, is teaching 
at Nazareth Hall, Nazareth, Pa. 

We have received letters of congratulation and good wishes from 
Delta Upsilon and Zeta Psi, and have been duly recognized as Frater- 
nity men in the different departments of College life. 

We are represented in athletics by Brothers Hodgson and Schmidt 
on the track and gymnasium teams; Brother Runyon is our represent- 
ative on the Melange board (our College Annual). Brothers Long 
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Table, a social club holding banquets three times a year. Your scribe 
is also a member of the Sock and Buskin Club, a dramatic association 
giving a play every June. 

The Grant Conclave Order of Hiptasophs held its annual ban- 
<iuet a few weeks ago at which Brother James presided as toastmastcr. 

Our Easton Alumni Brothers James, Nevia and Maxwell, Phi; 
and Brother Trowbridge, Theta, have done and are still doings all in 
their power to aid us, and we hope by hard work to make Phi what 
she once was, the leading Fraternity at Lafayette. 

Ea&ton, Pa., February 20, igcx). Frsd E. Ayba. 



PHI PHI — ^THK UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. 

Since the December issue of the Quarterly some stirring event9 
have occurred for Phi Phi, the first, and by no means least in import- 
ance, being the trip by six representatives of the Chapter to the 
revival of Phi Chapter. At this most enjoyable gathering Phi Phi 
was enabled to meet representatives from Nu Nu, Alpha Rho, Omicron 
and Alpha Phi, and a more pleasant banquet than that held in the 
quamt old " Sun Inn " was never before enjoyed by those of us whose 
privilege it was to attend. 

After the hiatus of holiday season the Chapter settled down to 
earnest work, and on January 25th initiated Brothers Walter Winfield 
Wihon and Benjamin Gardner Wilson, of Clarion, Pennsylvania. The 
Brothers Wilson are both graduates of Princeton of the classes respect- 
ively of '97 and '98. Brother W. W. Wilson is a member of the class 
of 1901, Law, and Brother B. G. Wilson of 1902, Medical. 

On the evening of March 2d, Brothers George Griffiths Reichner, 
*oi. Graduate School of Science, and William H. Hepburn, Jr., '03, 
Department of Arts, were introduced to the mysterious workings of 
the order. Brother Reichner is also a former Princetonian, having 
graduated from Old Nassau in 1898, while Brother Hepburn is an 
alumnus of the historic DeLancey School of Philadelphia, and is a 
prominent candidate for both the baseball and lacrosse teams. 

Among the college honors now held by Sigma Chis are: The 
presidency of the Houston Club, held by Brother Ovcrfield, whose 
second term is now approaching its close; membership on the House 
Committee of the Houston Club, held by Brother Flavell; center field 
and third base on the base ball teams, Brothers Houston and White; 
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musical clubs, Brothers Flavell, Kapp, and White; and on the Gym- 
nastic Club, Brother Jordan holds a prominent position. 

Brother Overficld, whose career as a university football player 
has been brought to an end by the "four-year rule" under which Penn- 
sylvania conducts her athletic affairs, will be deeply missed by his 
former associate wearers of the red and blue. He has been the recip- 
ient of a number of flattering offers to take entire charge of the coach- 
ing at some of the leading colleges of the country. 

In conclusion the Chapter desires to acknowledge its great grati- 
fication for the number of visitors who have been present at meetings^ 
or who have given us an opportunity to meet them at other times. I 
append the visitors' list: Brothers Ezra H. Connell, Phi Phi; George 
O. Barclay, Kappa; Reginald S. Davis, Epsilon; Ringer, Nu Nu; T. 
W.Wright, Alpha Rho; Kendall B. Cressey, Mu; Henry L. Hornberger, 
Zeta Zeta; Laramy, Edgar, Satchell, and Diebert, Alpha Rho; Hyde^ 
Kappa. Thomas Flavell. 

Philadelphia, Pa., March 2, 1900. 

ALPHA RHO — LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly, the most pleasant event for 
us was the initiation of Phi Chapter at Lafayette. The initiation took 
place on the night of December 7th in Bethlehem. Immediately after 
the ceremonies the new brothers gave us a fine banquet at the Sun Inn. 
Brother Robt. E. James, of the old Phi Chapter, acted as toastmaster. 
We were very much pleased to welcome the brothers from Nu Nu,^ 
Phi Phi, Alpha Phi and Omicron. Alpha Rho can sincerely pass upon 
the new Phi men as a clever crowd of brothers. 

Within the last three weeks we have lost Brothers Louis De S. 
Dibert and Thomas W. Wright. Both left the University to go into 
business. 

We have three new brothers to introduce into the Fraternity. 
They are Marcus Keck, '03, Bethlehem; Geo. Cassidy, '03, Wilkes- 
barre, and Jesse Hirst, '03, Washington, D. C. 

^ "-t Friday night Nu Deuteron Charge of Theta Delta Chi gave 
in Bethlehem, at which several Alpha Rho men were ia 
ice. J. Wallace Shaeffer. 

hlehem, Pa., February 14, 1900. 

ALPHA CHI — PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

I opening of 1900 found Alpha Chi enjoying the same success, 
sperity with which she has been favored the last few years^ 



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The Chapter is made up at present of three alumni and thirteen active 
members. Brothers Dunkle, Pond, and Buckhout, '99, are our alumnr 
and to them is due a great part of the success of the Chapter. Brother 
Maxwell, '02, at the beginning of the present session cast his lot with 
our new brothers at Lafayette. 

Several weeks ago we entertained at cards and dancing a few of 
our friends. The first part of the evening was taken up by a series of 
games, and later all joined in an informal dance, which lasted for sev- 
eral hours. 

We were pleased to receive visits from Brothers McGufKe and 
Hauseman, of Omicron; Brothers Thompson, Carringer, and Stough- 
ton, of Kappa, and would be pleased to welcome any others of our 
brothers. 

The college dramatic club, " The Thespians," is away at present 
on its annual tour, and from all reports are meeting with success. 
They are producing Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer." Our 
representatives are Brothers Buckhout, Hunsicker and Kinsloe. 

Our baseball team is hard at work in the cage, and our outlook for 
a good team this year is very promising. The basketball team of this 
year is an exceptionally good one, not having as yet lost a game. We 
have defeated Lock Haven Normal, 17-13; Dickinson, 42-11; Buck- 
ncll, 12-6; Williamsport Y. M. C. A., 29-7. The track team is taking 
light exercise at present. Our representative is Brother Martin. 

Since our last letter we have initiated into the Fraternity Brother 
John C. Clenderim, of Mechanicsburg, Pa. We have pledged two 
good men, who will join us at commencement. 

State College, Pa., February 15, 1900. George N. Campbell. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZETA — WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. 

The University this year has increased steadily in attendance 
The class of students has assumed a much older air than in former 
sessions, and the tone of the larger universities is more noticeable. 
In the law department a happy medium between the text-book and. 
case method has been adopted. Among the academics there is much 
college spirit, which has showed itself lately in various enterprises. 

There have been a few changes in the faculty. Prof. W. L. Clark 
has resigned on account of climatic conditions here, and has returned 
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The fraternities have not been active of late. This is due In part 
to the number of chapters here. Several chapters must die with this 
session unless strenuous efforts are made. I am happy to say we expect 
most of our old men to return next year, and our Chapter is not lack- 
ing in enthusiasm. 

Athletics, which at the first of the session was so promising, did 
not meet our expectations, yet we are satisfied with the progressive 
spirit shown. Our trip to Kentucky was a series of honorable defeats 
— at Louisville, Lexington and Knoxville. While we were beaten, we 
are consoled with the fact that three defeats on as many days are vic- 
tories in so far as they were not disgraceful — victories over adverse 
circumstances and by reason of great endurance shown. 

We have had no new ''goats," but are seriously contemplating several 
worthy men. Brother Robertson has recently gained quite a reputa- 
tion in University life, both here and abroad, by reason of various 
zoological treatises. Lindley Allison Hickman. 

Lexington, Va., February 17, 1900. 

TAU — ROANOKE COLLEGE. 

Tau's members, without an exception, returned from pleasant 
holidays spent at home. There has been an increased enthusiasm in 
studies and Fraternity work, and as a result plenty of knowledge and 
one " goat." 

When college opened in September there were only three of our 
old men, Brothers Hubard, Yount and Miller, who had returned. 
We were disappointed at finding such a small number of the old boys 
in their places, but were not discouraged, and our Chapter is now in a 
flourishing condition with six active members. Since our last letter 
we have initiated Francis Robert Lee, '03, of Salem, Va. Brother Lee 
is a hard student, and we arc sure will make a worthy wearer of the 
White Cross. He is a brother of our late beloved Henderson Lee. 

Roanoke has an enrollment this year of one hundred and sixty- 
four. This is not quite as large as last year, but when compared with 
other colleges of the state we find that we should be proud of having so 
large a number. Seventeen different states and four foreign countries 
^re represented this year. Dr. Painter, of the faculty, will soon pub- 
lish another book, " History of English Literature.*' 

The Virginia Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association has been organ- 
iztd by eight of the leading colleges and universities of the state. 
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ing for an increased interest in athletics. The candidates for the base- 
ball team were on the fi^ld for the first time this season, February 6th,. 
and our prospects for a fast team are very encouraging. The track 
team will soon be organized. Our football team last fall was one of 
the strongest teams of the state, and by hard, fast work made us proud 
of its record. 

Brothers Gernerd and Yount represent the junior class on the 
editorial staff of the " Collegian,'* L. S. G. Miller. 

Salem, Va., February 17, 1900. 

PSI— UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. 

Since our last letter to the Quarterly, the College and Chapter 
have passed through the regular routine work of this season of the 
year. The intermediate examinations are things of the past and every- 
body is looking forward to Easter witli great interest. 

The Chapter enjoyed a visit recently from Brother Tucker, of 
Washington and Lee University', who came over here to attend a 
meeting of the Virginia Athletic Association. 

The Chapter has lost one of its best men on account of sickness. 
Brother Allen came back the Xmas holidays; but was immediately 
stricken down with an illness that necessitated his return to his home 
at Erie, Pa. 

The ball team has been out for a few days whenever the weather 
permitted. It is impossible to judge what kind of a team we will 
have as yet, but it is not likely to fall below the usual standard,, 
although we have lost some of our best men, there are several new 
men that have showed up to good advantage. Brother Martin, who 
was one of the catchers last year is out, and we expect that he will be 
able to make the same position this year. Brother Somerville, who 
came to us from Hampden-Sydney, has a good record at that college 
and has showed up remarkably well. 

By some mistake in our last letter to the Quarterly, the names 

of our "goats " were omitted. We take pleasure at this late date in 

ntroducing to the Fraternity at large, Walter Jameson, of Roanoke^ 

Va., and George Wallace, of Canandaigua, N. Y., both of whom are 

brothers worthy of Sigma Chi. R. D. Cookb. 

Charlottesville, Va., February 18, 1900. 

GAMMA GAMMA — RANDOLPH -MACON COLLEGE. 

Randolph-Macon College has a larger enrollment than it has had 
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more whom we consider worthy to wear our White Cross. It gives us 
pleasure to introduce to the Fraternity Richard Julian Roszel and 
William Archer Thomas, of Loudoun and Martinsville respectively. 
The latter comes from a Sigma Chi family, being the son of Lyne 
Sterling Thomas, Tau '78. With these additions our chapter roll num- 
bers nine members, and a more congenial fraternity is not to be found 
in college. 

Sigma Chi will, without doubt, be represented on the baseball 
team. We have with us this year Brothers Neville and Humphrey of 
last year's team. Brother Plitt, who is a candidate for catcher, has 
played on the Druid Outing Club's team of Baltimore, and we have 
little doubt but that Sigma Chi will be well represented on the team. 

Randolph-Macon College is a member of the Eastern League of 
Virginia. This league embraces Richmond College, Hampden-Sydney, 
William and Mary, and Randolph-Macon College. This is one of the 
two leagues formed among the colleges and universities of Virginia. 
The winner of this league is to play the winner of the Western League. 

Gamma Gamma enjoyed the visits of Brother Marion M. Robin- 
son of last year's chapter, and of Albert H. Licklider, '97. True to 
Virginia and Sigma Chi hospitality, we are always glad to welcome the 
visits of all Sigma Chis. James O. Watts. 

Ashland, Va., February 16, 1900. 

SIGMA SIGMA — HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

Christmas has come and gone, and we are now fairly launched 00 
our second term's work. Hampden-Sidney has an enrollment this 
year of about one hundred and thirty men, a slight increase over last 
year. Under the efficient management of Dr. J. H. C. Bagley, our 
physical laboratory has lately been much improved, and we now have 
the finest physical laboratory in the state, with the exception of the 
University of Virginia. Dr. George H. Denny, our esteemed brother 
and professor of Latin and German, left us this year to accept the 
chair of Latin at Washington and Lee University. 

Zeta Chapter has gained a true and thoughtful friend in Brother 
Denny. Our new instructor of Latin and German is Dr. Basore, of 
Johns Hopkins University; our new adjunct professor of chemistry is 
f. H. Winston, Ph. D., also of Johns Hopkins University. 
Our gymnasium team this season is the best we have had for sev- 
years. The public exhibition comes off on the 22nd inst. We 
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The prospects for our baseball team this spring are exceedingly 
^ood, and under the captaincy of Brother Herndon we hope to hold our 
own on the diamond. 

Every one is now preparing for our intermediate celebration, 
which is looked forward to with many pleasurable anticipations. 
Brother H. L. Stephenson, one of our last year's men, now at Yale, 
paid us a short visit just before our Xmas holidays. 

Hampden-Sidney, Va., February 15th, 1900. T. R. English, Jr. 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA — MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

Miami University has just closed a very successful semester. The 
attendance, which is now 160, promises some slight increase for the 
second semester. In our last letter we omitted several changes 
made in the faculty. Last August, President W. O. Thomp- 
son handed in his resignation that he might accept a similar position 
at Ohio State University. The Board of Trustees elected as his suc- 
<:essor. Dr. D. S. Tappan, who was formerly a Presbyterian minister at 
Portsmouth, Ohio. The Greek chair was also made vacant during the 
-summer by the resignation of Dr. H. L. Ebeling, who has been suc- 
ceeded by Prof. Eckels, of Johns Hopkins University. 

Prof. R. B. Johnston, of the department of Philosophy, after an 
examination at Princeton, his Alma Mater, had conferred upon him 
the degree of Ph. D., magna cum laude^ the first in the history of Prince- 
ton. Miami was honored along another line. The War Department 
gave Gen. B. P. Runkle, Alpha, '57, his choice as instructor in military 
tactics in 82 schools, and Alpha Chapter is especially proud to note 
his choice of old Miami. Under his leadership two cadet companies 
of male students and one of young women have been organized. 

The football season of '99 was the most unsuccessful in many 
years. Out of eleven games played we won only one. 

On the night of January 13 our former pledge, W. H. Lightstone, 
•was initiated. We have another pledge, Mr. Guy S. Dennison, who is 
recognized as one of the best men in school. We now number 11 
active members and one pledge. 

Last Friday evening Alpha Chapter of Beta Theta Pi entertained 
in honor of Alpha Chapter, Sigma Chi. Cards formed the principal part 
-of the entertainment. 

Our favorite winter amusement has been indoor baseball. A 
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the non-fraternity students by two teams. At present the "Sig" teaa» 
has a lead of nearly 200 points in a series of ten games, with but twa 
more games to be played. L. E. Murphy. 

Oxford, Ohio, February 13, 1900. 



BETA — WOOSTKR UNIVERSITY. 

That Wooster University is about to experience a "boom " is the 
opinion of many who are in a position to safely predict. Since our 
last Quarterly was issued. President Louis E. Holden has perfected 
plans for a new library building, the funds for which were furnished by 
Henry C. Frick, of Pittsburg, Pa. 

A professorship in English was established last fail, and a move- 
ment is on foot among the alumni for the endowment of two more 
chairs. The catalogue for the current year has just appeared, and 
among the many improvements will be one which has been long 
desired by Wooster's friends, that of the substitution of a scientific for 
the literary course. 

Brother Paul Thackwell, Alpha, of Chicago, visited Beta ^'n Feb- 
ruary on his way to Paris. 

Brothers Morgan, Howell and Pugh, and A. S. Rochester, pledged,, 
attended the Ohio State Oratorical contest at Springfield this month. 
While there they met Brothers Lewis, Wiltsee, Colby and De Armond, 
of Mu. Brother E. J. Craft, Alpha Gamma, '88, was one of the judges 
on delivery at the contest. On the way home our brothers visited 
Alpha Gamma at Ohio State University and were royally entertained 
while there. Joseph N. Pugh. 

Wooster, Ohio, February 17, 1900. 

GAMMA — OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

The opening of the winter term was marked by a decided increase 
in the attendance. The Faculty have added to their number Rev. J. 
W. Magruder, one of the ablest members of the Cincinnati conference^ 
as professor of Political Economy. 

Brothers J. W. and J. L. Thalman have completed their course 
and left the university. They will return, however, in June to attend 
the commencement festivities. 

Brother Marriott is attending the State University. 

Gamma has initiated two men, Brothers J. M. Bailey of Wilming- 
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Thus far we have pledged five good men, who with our nine active 
members, should show how we are holding our own at Ohio Wesley an. 

In athletics we have been honored by the election ot Brother 
Penn as captain ot next year's football team. 

We are represented in the college paper by Brother Lowe, man- 
aging local editor. 

Brother Yost, of Morgantown, W. Va., well known as a successful 
football coach, made us a pleasant visit at the opening of the term. 

Delaware, O., February 14, 1900. Carl H. Stitzel. 

MU — DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

The last few months have seen several new departures in the 
affairs of the university. Rev. A. S. Carman was elected to the 
chair of History, which heretofore had existed in name only. The 
number of students who have taken advantage of this new study shows, 
how much it has been needed. 

For the first time in the history of Denison athletics, a basketball 
team has been organized. The team has been greatly handicapped 
by the lack of a suitable building for practice, but hat nevertheless, 
made good progress, and by opening up a field of winter sport has. 
filled an " aching void." 

We were very sorry to lose Brother Ed. Stillwell this term. He 
had returned to school but in a short time was forced to return to hift 
home in Dayton on account of sickness. He is rapidly recovering and 
will probably be with us again next fall. 

On February 2d we initiated Walter B. Wright of the freshman 
class into the mysteries of Sigma Chi. Brother Wright is a fine fellow 
and was desired by both the other fraternities in college. Mark Win- 
chester, of Toledo, has also donned the blue and gold, but will not be 
initiated until next year. 

At recent meetings of the Board of Control of Athletics, Brother 
Frank Amos was elected manager of the tennis tournament, and 
Brother Howard Lewis re-elected manager of the baseball team. 

Our chapter is now in splendid condition and well prepared to 
uphold the honor of Sigma Chi. Our new quarters are now com- 
pletely furnished and we shall be glad to welcome any visiting 
brothers. Chas. F. DbArmond. 

Granville, O., February 17, 1900. 

ZBTA PSI — THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

On account of the action of the President of the University of 
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scenes of great excitement have been witnessed lately in the college 
buildings. Several mass meetings have been held, but nothing definite 
has been done, since the student body is divided in its support of the 
President. A feeling against the President's action exists among 
many of the citizens of Cincinnati, a committee of whom has gone 
before the Board of Trustees with but little result. Although no rea- 
sons have been given for the President's action, he seems to be upheld 
by the board. 

All of these difficulties have not prevented Sigma Chi here 
from pursuing the even tenor of her way. A recent dance given by 
us was characterized by the papers as '* The society event of the sea- 
son." We are planning a series of six o'clock dinners in the interest 
of the Fraternity here, in which cause we have the hearty support of 
our resident alumai. Edgar McCallestbr. 

Cincinnati, O., February 25, 1900. 

LAMBDA LAMBDA — KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

Great interest is being manifested at Kentucky State College just 
now over a much needed appropriation from the legislature. Bills to 
this end have been introduced and are being watched with much 
interest. 

The present term has marked a considerable increase in attend- 
ance and all departments are taxed to their utmost to accomodate 
students. 

A gymnasium is one of the improvements much needed. 

Since our last letter we have initiated no new men. We number 
fourteen, of whom five will graduate this year. 

On December 21st the chapter was entertained at dinner at Spring- 
hurst, the home of Brother E. B. Railey. 

Recently we have had with us at our meetings a number of alumni 
and have also had the pleasure of seeing on one occasion Brother 
Trigg, of Zeta Zeta. A. Vane Lester, '00. 

Lexington, Ky., February 15, 1900, 

MU MU — WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY. 

The following note from Brother Ycager, received shortly before 
the Quarterly went to press, is inserted here as an explanation of 
Mu Mu's failure to have a chapter letter in this issue of the Quar- 
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If R. Newman Miller, Albion, Mich. 

Dear Brother: Brother Donahey, our associate editor, left school some days 
ago on a short vacation, and has been detained on account of sickness, and we can 
not tell just when he will return. 

I do not know whether he sent in our letter this quarter or not, and thought I 
would write you this note to inform you that Mu Mu is prospering very well indeed 
with a membership of sixteen active brothers and one pledged, who will be initiated 
at the end of this term. 

Trusting Brother Donahey has forwarded our Quarterly letter, and with best 
wishes. Yours fraternally, 

Lewis A. Yeagbr, Consul Mu Mo. 

ALPHA GAMMA — OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter, although Alpha Gamma has had no initia- 
tions, still we have not been idle. Four new pledged men are proof 
-of this fact, and we hope soon to introduce them into the mysteries of 
Fraternity life. Our Chapter has been strengthened by the affiliation 
of Brother Stephen H. Ludlow, Alpha Pi, '96, and Brother John Mar- 
riott, of Gamma. 

The attendance at the Ohio State University is much larger this 
year than it has ever been in the past, over twelve hundred students 
being enrolled. Many improvements have been made, and it is prob- 
able that a new building for the law department will be erected soon 
to a£Eord needed accommodations. 

In the social world Sigma Chi has not been in the rear ranks. 
Our Thanksgiving dance was a grand success. We have had repre- 
sentatives at all the class dances and at the cadet hop, given in the 
armory and gymnasium. Walter M. Fickes. 

Columbus, O., February 15, 1900. 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

LAMBDA — INDIANA UNIVERSITY. 

To say that Lambda is in a very flourishing condition would be 
-speaking in terms too general. We hope our statistics will not be 
tedious. 

We have affiliated with us this term Brother McMillan, Alpha, 
^99, who is doing work in the graduate school of mathematics, and the 
Brothers Castleman, ex-'oo, from Xi. The latter are very prominent 
in track athletics, having won 20 of the 28 points for the seniors in the 
inter-class indoor meet Feb. 22. Brother J. H. Castleman is on the 
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which Brother Johnson is also a member. The former will surely 
play center field on the ball team this spring. Your scribe is assistant 
manager of the team. In the indoor meet Brothers Hawley and Mc- 
Grorney represented us on the junior team, the latter being manager. 
Brother McGorney is also manager of the Jutdor Annual, He took 
part in the student play, '^ As You Like It,'' given on Foundation Day, 
Jan. 20. The writer managed the play. Brother Hawley has been 
elected Treasurer of the junior class. 

We very much enjoyed a brief visit from Brother Claude C. Lieb- 
hardt, ex- '98, of the Washington schools the past week. Kappa Alpha 
Theta entertained the " Sigs " very royally February 3rd. They have 
entertained each of the Fraternities, but we are contented with our 
" showing." 

A charter of Kappa Sigma has been granted to a dozen petitioners 
here. They start with a very fair crowd. We wish them all success. 

The University had a very serious fire, February 6th, in the chem- 
ical laboratory. The building was damaged to the extent of nearly 
$20,000. Dr. Lyons, professor of chemistry, and Brother Davis, 
associate professor of chemistry, lost a f 1,000 private library. The 
mathematics and chemistry classes are now being held in Kirkwood 
Hall. 

Again the best at the last. On January 27th we initiated 
John C. Gipe, '03, of Alexandria, whose uncle, John C. Condo, was 
a"Sig" at De Pauw in the eighties, and Albert Jacob Fclton, '01, 
of Huntington. Brother Felton represented the University at the 
recent state oratorical contest. M. C. Bradley. 

Bloomington, Ind., February 23, 1900. 

XI — DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

The enrollment at De Pauw University during the second term is 
slightly increased over last fall. Since becoming a co-educational 
institution, the number of young women in attendance has increased 
so rapidly that this year they outnumber the male students. The 
sororities consequently have less difficulty in maintaining a large mem- 
bership. 

The baseball candidates have begun practice in the gymnasium. 
De Pauw has held the state college championship for three years, and 
her prospects for a winning team were never brighter. Seven men of 
the last year's team are in the university. 

Xi has initiated no new men this term, but has ten good fellows 
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Our social events thus far have been very successful, and we have 
a number of others in prospect. Our alumni take an active interest in 
the Fraternity, and this adds greatly to the success of the Chapter. 

All but two of our active members attended the Provincial Con- 
vention at Indianapolis, Feb. 3, and enjoyed very much the good old 
** Sig " spirit. We are all indebted to Rho Chapter and the Indian- 
apolis alumni for their generous hospitality. 

Greencastle, Ind., February 15, 1900. George F. Fisher. 

RHO — BUTLER UNIVERSITY. 

The winter term opened at Butler with a slight increase in attend- 
ance. There have been some changes in the faculty. Prof. Garrison 
resigned to accept an editorial position in St. Louis. Prof. McKee, of 
Chicago University, was secured to take his place. Prof. Coleman, 
also of Chicago University, comes to Butler as professor of history. 
Prof. Ames has been offered the presidency of Kentucky University. 
If the professor accepts the position, Butler will lose one of her best 
and most prominent instructors. 

The state oratorical contest was held in Indianapolis Feb. 2d, 
Butler winning second place. The Phi Delta Thetas have for several 
years practicallly controlled the business affairs of the Oratorical 
Association, but this year the combine was broken and among the new 
officers. Brother Sweeney was elected Secretary. 

At present our Chapter consists of seven members, which is one 
less than last term. Brother Ayres has left to enter Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity, and Brother Walton is now cashier of his father's bank at 
Atlanta, Ind. 

Brother Edwin C. Hill, of Lambda, has affiliated with us since the 
beginning of the term. 

Brothers Kirkpatrick, Darnell and Hill are candidates for the base- 
ball team. 

The "Sigs " of the Fourth Province held a convention in the Den- 
ison hotel at Indianapolis Feb. 3rd. This convention was called by 
Grand Praetor Coffroth to consider further extension in Indiana. 
Delegates from Lambda, Xi, Delta Delta, Chi, and Rho were present. 
In the evening the active members and alumni of Rho entertained the 
visiting brothers with an informal banquet and smoker. Brother Ail- 
ing of Chicago acted as toastmaster and as usual passed the loving 
cup. About 25 visiting brothers were present. 

Rho has been giving fortnightly " informals " this year and 
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Since the writing of the last report we have won the suit whicb 
we filed against the owner of our hall and will continue to occupy it 
indefinitely, thanks to the untiring e£Eorts of our alumni lawyers in the 
city. Theodore L. Nance. 

Irvington, Ind., February 19, 1900. 

CHI — HANOVER COLLEGE. 

Hanover may well congratulate herself upon the outlook for the 
future. The repairs on the main building are now completed, and the 
building of old colonial style presents a handsome appearance in 
excellent keeping with its situation overlooking many miles of the 
Ohio. We have about one hundred seventy-five students this year. 
Professor Lawrence, of Emporia, Kan., will succeed to the chair of 
mathematics to be vacated at the end of this year by Prof. F. L. Morse. 
Professor Mebane, who is now in Europe, has been elected to the chair 
of modern languages which has been resigned by Brother A. P. Keil. 

Our Chapter is in excellent condition with a membership of thir- 
teen. Brother MacGregor is captain of the track team, and Brother 
Morgan is manager of the baseball team and a member of the college 
basketball team. We were represented on the junior exhibition by 
Brothers Needham and MacGregor. Brother Needham ranks second 
in scholarship in his class. Brother Heuse is undisputedly first in 
scholarship in the senior class. We will make an especial e£Eort to 
entertain well our alumni this commencement and promise a hearty 
welcome to any " Sig " who can drop in on us at any time. 

Hanover, Ind., February 16, 1900. H. D. Britan. 

DELTA DELTA — PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

Evidence of growth and progress are very apparent here at Pur- 
due. The enrollment is now easily 775, with the largest freshman 
class in the history of the institution. The Chapter has shared in the 
prosperity, and four new brothers have been taken in at our three 
initiations. They are Woodell Abner Pickering, of Fort Thomas, Ky., 
Alexander Chambers, and James Gale Van Winkle, of Indianapolis^ 
Ind., and Robert Blount Dugger, of Bloomfield, Ind. We also have 
two spikes, who will be initiated this spring. They are James M. Fow- 
ler, of Lafayette, a brother of Cecil Gross Fowler, and James Lewis 
Graham, of Madison, Ind. 

There have been a few changes in the faculty and several addi- 
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instructor, Samuel Newton Taylor, have left, the former going to 
Worchester, Mass. He has been succeeded by Professor Ferry, of 
Cornell, with Professor Reynolds as associate. Dr. Jonas, of Chicago 
University, has been added to the department of German and English, 
and Professor Fltigel, from the University of Michigan, has taken Pro- 
fessor J. Rheinhardt's place as teacher of German. Robert A. Worstall, 
instructor in chemistry, has taken a position in Cleveland, Ohio, and 
his students much regretted his leaving. 

Lafayette is very gay socially this year, and the ** Sigs " are much 
in evidence. We gave two small and select dances last fall at the 
historic Tecumsche Trail, and we went to one in the big Columbian 
coach, which we had down from Chicago for the football season. 
Preparations are already being made for the elaborate dance which 
the Chapter gives annually. Owing to the number of dances given this 
winter it has been postponed until after Easter. 

Most of us are in the Chapter house at present, and find ourselves 
in crowded quarters. After much discussion we have decided to get 
a new hall in town, since we have been unable to get a house which 
was considered desirable enough to lease for our purposes, and, 
although we cannot all room together at present, we have our own 
table, which is exclusively Sigma Chi. We now have 12 men in the 
Chapter and two spikes, and all expect to return to school next year. 

Lafayette, Ind., February 19, 1900. Alexander Chambers. 

FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA — THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

Omega starts this semester with the same chapter roll at in the 
preceding one. The Pan Hellenic Promenade, given under the auspices 
of Sigma Chi and the four other oldest fraternities here, was held Fri- 
day evening, February 23. It has been said by many that it was the 
best " Prom" held in the University for some time. 

We are now working hard over our banquet, which we arc to give 
the alumni on March loth. It is to be held at the University Club in 
Chicago and we expect about fifty present. If it is a success we expect 
to make it an annual affair, and in this way bring our alumni in closer 
touch with the active chapter. 

Judging from the men to pick from and the excellent coaching 
they will receive from Dr. Hollister, our athletic coach, the outlook 
for the baseball team, which is to represent the "purple" next season, 
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make up for last season's football record, which, although it was not 
up to our expectations, was not a failure as our brothers from Purdue 
and Indiana can testify. 

Brother Dexter, Praetor for this province, made us a visit shortly 
after the Christmas recess, at which time he gave us his plan of having 
two or more resident alumni in the active chapter. We have already 
acted upon the plan and heartily indorse it. Harold C. Johnson. 

Evanston, III., February 24, 1900. 

THETA THETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

The opening of the second semester has witnessed another increase 
in the number of students enrolled at Michigan and places it nearly 
up to thirty-six hundred. This is far ahead of any previous record 
and as such we are justly proud of it. A new Homeopathic hospital 
it in the process of building. Its object is to furnish clinical mater- 
ial to the students in the Homeopathic College. Plans have already 
been received for a new science laboratory which will be built in the 
near future. 

It is our pleasure to introduce this time as " Sig" brothers, James 
Frank Shephard, '03, of Cheboygan, Mich.; Roy Wesley Sanner, '03, 
of Decatur, III.; Robt. Bellows Gage, '03, engineer, of Troy, Ohio, and 
Wm. Alfred Peck, '03, of Allegan, Mich. These men swell our active 
membership to twenty-five, and with five associates give us a good 
working force. Our new home is at last completed and we have now 
twenty-two of the boys living in the bouse. 

By far the greatest social event of the season has been the junior 
hop of 1900. We sent the largest crowd of all the fraternities here 
and helped make this the prettiest and most enjoyable party ever 
given in Ann Arbor. The night following the hop we gave a dancing 
party at the house, making it partake of the nature of a house warm- 
ing. Among our alumni present were Walter Clark, '81, Clarksdale, 
Miss.; Fred H. Borradaile, '85; Prof. F. M. Taylor, Omega, '76, U. of 
M., '88; Wm. Durand Springer, Alpha Pi, '86, of Ann Arbor; Orville 
S. Brumback, '79, of Toledo; Orla B. Taylor, '87; Arthur Webster, '92; 
Lewis A. Stoneman, '94, and Eli R. Sutton, '91, of Detroit. To say we 
bad a good time would be putting it mildly. 

Since our last letter Kappa Sigma has given up any attempt to 
carry on a chapter and Sigma Alpha Epsilon have lost their house, 
though they now occupy a rented one. This widens the field propor- 
tionately for the remaining fraternities, though there are still enough 
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In college affairs fortune has been kind to us. Brother McLean 
is now serving his second term as track captain and promises to bring 
about the first indoor meet on Feb. 24. Brother Ard Richardson won 
the coveted " M " by playing full-back in the Wisconsin game in which 
*' Mac " also figured conspicuously. Brother Shephard is on the com- 
mittee which gives the freshman banquet and Brother Kittleman is 
just closing up the duties of his office as treasurer of the junior hop 
committee. Brothers Ricks, Knight, Mitchell and Robbins are mem- 
bers of this year's varsity musical clubs and as such are given several 
trips. The writer has just been elected to a position on the editorial 
staff of the Technic^ the annual of the engineering society. Brother 
Kennedy is president of the U. of M. Medical Society and Brother 
Robbins holds a like office with his class. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., February 15, 1900. Geo. D. Hudnutt. 

KAPPA KAPPA — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

The second semester opened at the University of Illinois with a 
larger attendance than ever here before. The amount of desirable 
Fraternity material, however, has not increased in proportion. The 
change to the semester system has met with general approval, although 
the numbers of Cs and Fs drawn from the last examinations was 
slightly increased. 

We have at present 19 men in the Chapter, six of whom have 
homes either in Champaign or Urbana, and ten others live in the 
Chapter house. We expect to have the house filled as soon as we 
can furnish the two remaining sleeping rooms. 

About a month ago we gave a smoker in honor of Brother Con 
Kimball, '95, who paid us a short visit before leaving for Paris, where 
he has a position connected with the exposition. We also gave an 
informal dance, which, it is sufficient to remark, was up to the Kappa 
Kappa standard. 

We held a very successful initiation last month and are now 
pleased to present Brother Lee Roy James, '03, of Beardstown; and 
R. Clark Cabannis, '03, of Havana. 

Brother Joy has in his possession the charter of the original Alpha 
Chapter, of which Brother Joy's father was a member. It is a very 
interesting relic of which the owner is justly proud. 

Urbana, 111., February 15, 1900. W. J. Brown. 

OMICRON OMICRON — THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. 

Omicron Omicron has been very successful in happily completing 
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introducing to the Fraternity at large, Robert Clifton Camp» Jack 
Camp, Basil S. Millspaugh and Louis B. Chaplin. Since initiating 
these men we have pledged two others and hope to add to these 
before the opening of the spring quarter. 

This year has been signalized by Omicron Omicron taking a 
more active part in the social life of the University than ever before. 
In the fall we gave a most successful informal occasion besides several 
smokers and dinners. In January, with the aid of the Chicago 
alumni, and particularly Brother Herbert C. Arms, we held a large 
ball at the Chicago Beach Hotel. It proved such an enjoyable 
ajSair that we expect to make it an annual event. Through the dona- 
tions of our active chapter as well as our alumni we have been enabled 
to almost entirely refurnish our house. It looks so inviting that we 
have planned a series of chafing dish parties in order to return the bos- 
pitality of our many " Sig " sisters. 

In all branches of college activity we are well represented, having 
lost none of the offices which we held at the time of my last letter and 
have added several to the list. Chief among the additions are the 
appointments of " Sigs " to almost all of the leading parts in the comic 
opera, which is to be given early in May. 

But few changes have been made in the university itself. The 
one of greatest importance to us is the appointment of Brother 
Newman Miller to the position of Director of the University Press. A 
very encouraging thing to all of the fraternities who are represented 
here is the material increase in the number of eligible men entering 
the university. 

The increase in the number of ** Sigs " making our bouse a place 
of rendezvous is most pleasing to us, and we hope that more will find 
their way to 5732 Washington avenue. Lewis Lee Lossy, Jr. 

Chicago, III., February 15, 1900. 

ALPHA ZETA — BELOIT COLLEGE. 

Details of the gladsome event which occurred in December, when 
nine pledged men gave their hearts to Sigma Chi, may be found else- 
where. In addition, it may be said that the amount of respect, which 
has been shown Alpha Zeta Chapter by the city of Beloit since this 
metropolis capitulated to Sigma Chi, is giving the Beloit Sigs pleasant 
dreams. 

Lucius Porter, '01, who was initiated February 20th is the tenth 
man whom Alpha Zeta has welcomed this year, and is, like other 
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Alpha Zeta will be represented this year in every branch of stud- 
ent activity, from the college prayer meeting to the Beloit- Madison 
chess tournament. 

Brothers Merle Adkins, and Edward and Robert Brown, represent 
the Fraternity on the base ball team this spring, and Brother Adkins' 
right arm is relied upon to aid materially in winning the baseball 
championship in the west for Beloit. Brother Whitney is manager of 
both the baseball team and the glee and mandolin clubs. Brothers 
George Fenton, Merle Adkins, Ernest Kepple and George Dudley^ 
are members of the glee club, while Brothers Robert Schadel, Harry 
Snider, Harvey Lochridge and Ernest Kepple will play rag-time music 
with the mandolin club. On the track team Brothers Lindsay Beaton, 
Lucius Porter, Harvey Lochridge, Henry McRae, and William Whit- 
ney, ex-captain, are working hard to win honor for Beloit and Sigma 
Chi at the Beloit-Northwestern dual meet at Evanston, May 21st. 
Brother George Dudley will be first speaker for Beloit at the coming 
state oratorical contest in this city. 

Dr. Malcolm W. Wallace, of the University of Chicago, occupies 
the chair of English left vacant by Prof. Henry M. Whitney, who is 
now librarian at New Brantford, Conn. 

Alpha Zeta's present membership is twenty-two. Much new life 
was infused into the Fraternity by the visit in' December of Grand. 
Quaestor Bicket, and E. M. Dexter, Praetor of the Province, and 
Alpha Zeta will always cheerfully welcome any more new life and. 
Fraternity officers that choose to come in the direction of Beloit. 

Beloit, Wis., February 16, 1900. Ernest P. Kepple. 

ALPHA IOTA — ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

The Illinois Wesleyan University has advanced in such a marked 
degree during the last few years that the graduated classes of '95 or '96- 
would scarcely recognize the institution. The present system of gov- 
ernment, inaugurated by President Smith last year, has proven a 
wonderful success. 

The old animosity, which the town people once bore toward the 
university and all connected therewith, has entirely disappeared, and 
in its stead has sprung up an enthusiasm for our success that is scarcely 
surpassed by the students themselves. This support was quite notic- 
able at the Thanksgiving day game when the attendance was over 
3,OCX), which is a " high water mark." 

Our attendance numbers nearly 600, while the colleges combined 
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for this year, Brothers B. H. Smith, Beach Kilgore, Tom Lillard, Roy 
S. Cone, Dan Hogan, William Carlock and Frank Rice, which makes 
the membership of the active Chapter fourteen. 

Brother Beach Kilgore is manager of the football team for the 
coming season. Brother Frank Rice won a place on the team, which 
represents Wesleyan in the annual debate with Iowa, which is not an 
unusual occurrence for Sigma Chi, since we have always had a repre- 
sentative on the team. Brothers Lillard, Heafer and Funk are wearing 
track team sweaters. Brothers B. H. and P. A. Smith are quite the 
whole glee club. Our winter term social function fairly eclipsed any 
of its predecessors. It was certainly the most successful of any we 
have ever attempted. 

If any brother from any of the chapters should happen to pass 
through our city we would be pleased to have him make us a call. 
We all intend to go to Champaign and have a "Sig" rally with Kappa 
Kappa in the near future. Dwight Funk. 

Bloomington, 111., February 15, 1900. 

ALPHA LAMBDA — THB UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

The advancement of our university has been far greater this year 
than any previous ope. The enrollment of students has now well 
passed the 2,000 mark, a large increase over that of last year. The 
new historical library building, a magnificent classical structure, is 
nearing completion and will be opened at the beginning of next school 
year. A new engineering building of the same style of architecture is 
soon to be erected, the old one being insufficient to accommodate the 
demands of the school. 

As the university enjoys prosperity thus with our Chapter. We can 
safely say that this has been one of the most successful years in the 
history of Alpha Lambda. We now have nineteen active members in 
the Chapter, and since our last letter we have initiated Brother Edwin 
Wolloeger, of Milwaukee. 

The "junior prom.," which took place February 16, equalled, if it 
•did not surpass, those of former years. At that time we gave a house 
party and entertained about 20 guests. On the evening following the 
Prom, we gave a dinner, at which covers were laid for 52. Several of 
>our alumni were present, and in all it was a very enjoyable occasion. 

We regret to say that Brother Frank Jones will soon leave us to 
accept a position with the Chicago Telephone Company. 

Madison, Wis., February 19, 1900. John Earlb Kemp. 



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ALPHA PI — ALBION COLLEGS. 

At the time of this writing Alpha Pi may be reported in perhaps 
more prosperous condition than at any time during the two preceding 
years. Nine brothers answer at present to the Chapter's roll-call. 
We wish to introduce to our brothers at large, Clarence Roy Hartung^ 
of Albion, Mich., initiated January 27th; and John L. Moore, of Union 
City, Mich., initiated March 3d. Both of our new brothers should 
make first-class Sigma Chis. The latter played on both his class and 
Varsity basketball teams during the season just closed. 

The Twentieth Century Thank Offering movement of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal church is being vigorously pushed throughout Michi- 
gan in the interest of the college under the direction of President 
Ashley. Albion will receive Si 50,000 from the fund. Several scholar- 
ships and three prizes for oratory have recently been endowed. A 
movement is on foot for an inclosed athletic field. 

Our athletic record since last fall is as follows: Brother Robt. 
Grocock played center on the 'varsity basket ball team, will be cap- 
tain of the team next year, and is now Albion's representative as 
director of sports in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion; Brother Ralph Agnew played guard on his class and 'varsity bas- 
ketball teams; Brothers Ralph Hyney and Robert Frost are baseball 
candidates. The latter has the best golf record among the under- 
graduates here. Brother Hyney will probably represent Albion in 
tennis next spring. At the mid-winter athletic meet March 5th^ 
Brothers Hayden, Grocock, Agnew and Frost were among those who 
received the coveted 'varsity "A." 

Since our last letter we have pledged from the senior class at the 
high school Marsh Dickey and Bradford Hyney, a younger brother of 
Ralph Hyney, '02. Both are fine young fellows. 

Regarding matters socially we have had several informal occasions 
since our Thanksgiving dinner, when Brothers R. E. Perine, '96; Niles, 
'98; Burnham. '96, and F. A. Perine, '98, helped to make merry with 
the active chapter. Unusual plans are under consideration for our 
annual commencement banquet. 

Brothers Parks, M. L. Wiley and Moore were in the preliminaries 
for the debate to take place between Albion and Allegheny colleges 
Hay 2nd. The two latter reached the finals, and Brother Wiley 
secured second place on the team which will debate for Albion. 
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in Tauris." Brother Wiley has just been elected President of the 
Erosophian society and will preside over its quinquennial exercises 
next commencement. B. H. Parks. 

Albion, Mich., March 15, 1900. 

ALPHA SIGMA — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. 

Affairs at our university have been comparatively quiet since the 
Xmas holidays. As the gophers of our state remain quietly at home 
during the extremely cold weather, so the gophers of the U. of M. are 
<iuietly burrowing in their books. Yet matters have not been at a 
standstill. For the first time in years we have won an inter-collegiate 
debate, the one with Northwestern. The enrollment list increases 
each year. A constitution has been drawn up whereby we shall soon 
have a daily college paper instead of our weekly Ariel. 

The junior ball, held last week at the armory, was a decided sue- 
•cess. Two of Alpha Sigma's members were on the junior ball associa- 
tion board. Nine members, an unusual representation from the Chapter, 
attended the ball. Many of the " Sigs " have been attending the various 
sorority functions this season. Brother Edwin Wolloeger, of Alpha 
Lambda, while here with the Wisconsin basketball team, spent a few 
<lays at the Chapter house. Brother Warren C. Knowlton is running a 
very close second as the best "all round" athlete at the university. 
Since our last letter we have initiated Brother Robert Walter Stevens, 
^02, of Minneapolis. Our active membership has fallen to 16, due to 
the fact that three of our number have left school. Alpha Sigma ii 
contemplating holding her annual banquet at the West Hotel soon. 
Alpha Sigma wishes to acknowledge visits from the following Brothers: 
A. M. Bixler. Theta, '98; R. Nichol, Alpha Lambda, '96; J. Purdy, 
Alpha Zeta, '99. M. A. Kibfbr. 

Minneapolis, Minn., February 20, 1900. 

SIXTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA EPSILON — THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

Note. — The following extracts are taken from Alpha Eptilon's excellent letter 
for the December Quarterly, which was properly addressed and mailed by Brother 
Stratton in ample time, but through an error by the postal authorities was sent to 
Albion, Neb., and was held there so long that the copy could not reach its proper desti- 
nation until after the December number was printed. — [Editor.] 

The University of Nebraska opened September i8th, with an 
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in the college year with the following old members back: Brothers 
Bischof, Fitzgerald, Landis, Liebmann, Home, Stratton, Hansen, Stuhr» 
Hawksworth, Wehn, Swartz and Rainey. Brother H. D. Landis, '99, 
has returned as a junior law. 

On October 13th we initiated two men, Edgar Leonidas Brown, 
'03, Grand Island, Neb., and Raymond Howard Hinshaw, '03, of Fair- 
tniry. Neb., the latter being a son of Hon. Edmund H. Hinshaw, an 
old "Sig" from Rho Chapter. 

The sophomore annual hop was held at Courier Hall last Friday 
-evening. Brother Home represented us on the committee. Brother 
Bischof was elected Vice-President of the senior law class last week» 
and Brother Home was made manager of the sophomore football team. 

The announcement of the appointment of officers in the cadet 
batallion was made a short time ago, and Alpha Epsilon fared well in 
<lrawing prizes. Brother Liebmann is Adjutant and ranking First 
Lieutenant; Brother Rainey, Sergeant Major; Brother Stuhr, Sergeant; 
Brother Home, Chief Trumpeter; and Brother Hansen, Corporal. In 
the university band Brother Wehn is Chief Musician and Director; 
Brother Fitzgerald, Drum Major; and Brother Hawksworth, Corporal. 

The university is also unfortunate in losing Chancellor George E. 
MacLean, who resigned to accept the Presidency of the Iowa State 
University. Dr. Charles E. Bessey, Dean of the Industrial College, 
ts at present Acting Chancellor. 

We are again located at 1708 O street, the Chapter house that we 
occupied last year, where we shall be happy to welcome all "Sigs" 
'Who may chance to come to Lincoln. A. J. Stratton. 

Lincoln, Neb., October 23, 1899. 

ALPHA EPSILON — THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

We regret very much that our last Chapter letter was miscarried, 
-so that it did not reach the Grand Editor in time for insertion in the 
December number. However, events have passed rapidly since that 
time, and we trust that this letter, in connection with our former one, 
will make up for all past deficiencies. 

We are glad to announce that Brother Vilas P. Sheldon has returned 
to complete his academic course this year. On November 25th we 
initiated James Lloyd Van Burg, '03, of Hickman, Neb. At the state 
-election held last fall Brother Edson P. Rich, '86, a charter member 
of this Chapter, was elected Regent of our university. 

On November loth, the Chapter gave a very pleasant informal 
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founding of our Chapter, January nth, was pleasantly observed by a 
banquet at the Fraternity home. Besides the active Chapter, many of 
the alumni members were present. We felt especially honored that 
evening by having with us Hon. Jacob V. Wolfe, Commissioner of 
Public Lands and Buildings, and a member of Lambda Chapter in the 
early sixties. 

The anniversary of the granting of the charter establishing the 
university was celebrated February 15th. The special feature of the 
day's program was an address by Dr. Allen R. Benton, of Irvington^ 
Ind., the university's first Chancellor. 

The junior promenade, which is the prominent social function of 
the school year, will be held at the Lincoln Hotel on February i6th. 

The annual football game between Kansas University and our 
school was played on the university campus November i8th, Nebraska 
meeting defeat by the score of 36 to 20. We did not expect Nebraska 
to win, for we felt that the Kansas team, with Brother F. H; Yost as 
its coach, was a " proposition " too stiff for Nebraska to overcome. 
Brother Tucker, Alpha Xi, was one of Kansas' star players. We 
enjoyed the visit from Brothers Yost and Tucker very much and were 
sorry that they could not tarry with us longer. 

Since our last letter we have enjoyed visits from Brothers E. C. 
True and J. W. Vernon, both of Alpha Lambda, also S. C. Langworthy^ 
Jr., and L. S. Storrs, both of this Chapter. 

The Regents are still struggling with the problem of selecting a 
Chancellor. Several educators of note have been mentioned, the most 
prominent among them being Dr. Benjamin Andrews, Superintendent 
of the Chicago public schools. 

The second semester of the university began February sth, and 
the active " Sigs " are now busily engaged preparing for the " home 
stretch." A. J. Stratton. 

Lincoln, Neb., February 6, 1900. 

ALPHA XI — THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS. 

The Kansas State University began her second term with a very- 
notable increase in the number of students, something like 1,200 hav- 
ing been enrolled. 

Our new chemistry building is nearly completed and promises to^ 
be one of the best equipped buildings of its class in the country. 
Kansas University has recently been favored with a "wind fall "of 
$20,000. In 1856 a posse, acting under doubtful authority, destroyed 
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grant Aid Co. That company entered a claim for S20,ooo damages 
against the United States, and before its dissolution transferred its 
claim to the Kansas University. The said claim has recently been 
allowed. 

In athletic matters Kansas has been very prominent this year. 
The football team, of which Brother F. H. Yost, Mu Mu, '97, was 
coach, and Brother Tucker, left half back, was the best ever sent out 
from' the university, and is known as the ever victorious team of '99. 
There were 32 points made against the team and 280 points in its 
favor, ot which latter Brother Tucker scored 80. Track team work will 
soon commence under the direction of Brother Gates, captain. 
Brother Smith, our representative at the last Grand Chapter, is a mem- 
ber of the team. According to custom Alpha Xi will have a baseball! 
team this season which promises to be very strong, since we have with, 
us Brother W. H. Stanley, formerly pitcher on the Varsity. 

About the first of November Brother Bradley was elected man- 
ager of the University band, a strong organization of 30 pieces. 

While attending, at Kansas City, the football game between the 
Missouri and Kansas University teams, we had the pleasure of forming 
the acquaintance of a number of " Sigs " from Xi Xi Chapter, who were 
very congenial fellows and with whom we fraternized extensively. 

Society matters with Alpha Xi are booming. We have seventeen 
active members, including Brother Burns L. Williams, of Topeka, and 
Wm. C. Edwards, of Larned, both of whom were initiated Febru- 
ary 3rd. 

The diflFerent fraternities, among them Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta 
Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi, have given very 
enjoyable dancing parties at which Sigma Chi had her share of 
representatives. 

One of our recent occasions was made especially pleasant by the 
presence of Brother Nelson, who, a short time before, bad returned to 
Lawrence from the Philippines as a member of the celebrated fighting 
20th Kansas. We shall close the season with our "annual ball," 
which will be given on February 21st. 

Sigma Chi acknowledges with pleasure visits since writing from 
Brothers H. A. Adams, Alpha Xi, '89; L. A. Smith, Alpha Xi, '89, and 
Dr. Carl Phillips, Alpha Xi, '91. Arthur C. Bradley. 

Lawrence, Kans., February 20, 1900. 

XI XI — THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI. 

The University of Missouri is now in a most flourishing condition. 
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cannons on the campus in celebration of the enrollment of the one 
thousandth student in the main branches of the university. Including 
the minor branches here and at Rolla, the total enrollment is about 
1,200, an increase of more than 200 over recent years. At present a 
new memorial medical and hospital building is being erected on the 
campus. 

Xi Xi is also flourishing. We are now fairly well recovered from 
the period of semester examinations in which our student ability was 
satisfactorily demonstrated. 

Since our last report Xi Xi has been strengthened by four worthy 
brothers, Franklin B. Morgan, '02, of Lamar; Roy K. Ogilvie, medic, 
'03, of Charleston; John C. Walker, medic, '03, of Neoshoe, and Rufus 
L. Higgenbotham, '01, of Bowling Green. This gives us a total of 
sixteen brothers. 

Last Thanksgiving almost the entire membership of Xi Xi 
attended the annual football game with Kansas University at Kansas 
City. On that night at the Coates House we met the larger por- 
tion of the Kansas " Sigs " and the Kansas City alumni. Here we had 
a most enjoyable convention and later a banquet. Much fraternal 
spirit was manifested and plans were laid for an elaborate meeting 
next year. Shortly before Xmas Xi Xi gave a very pretty dance at 
Sigma Chi hall, and on Feb. 3rd we gave another. Our social plans 
for the balance of the year consist of a card party, a dance and a 
smoker. 

Brother Arnold won first place at the preliminary debate held 
recently to select the team to represent the university against Kansas 
University. There were fourteen contestants for the three places. 
Brother Kleinschmidt secured the place of alternate. Brother Claude 
H. Thomas has been elected baseball manager. Along the dramatic 
line, Brother Kleinschmidt represents us in the students' plays, 
*• Der NeflFe als Onkel," and ** Charley's Aunt" given for the benefit of 
the football team. Brother Arnold has recently obtained his second 
lieutenancy in the Cadet Battalion. Chas. R. L. Crenshaw. 

Columbia, Mo., February 18, 1900. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

ETA — UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

The enrollment this year is about 300, somewhat larger than that 
of the two preceding yellow fever years. In all lines of work a grad- 
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tion was made recently for the putting in of a modern system of heat- 
ing and lighting. Within the next year it is very probable that our 
present gymnasium will be replaced by a new and handsome one, and 
also that a dormitory for young women will be erected. A bill for the 
establishment of a medical department is now pending before the 
legislature. 

Eta, with a membership of twenty men is still foremost in the 
ranks of fraternities here. Early in December we left the hall which 
we had occupied for several years past for one more in keeping with 
our present needs. The new hall is large, well located, nicely fur- 
nished and much more desirable than the old one. 

The night of our entrance into our new quarters was fittingly 
observed by an old-time turkey supper. Shortly after the holidays 
the Chapter was elegantly entertained by Brother Sultan of Oxford. 

Eta justly feels proud that both the Governor and Lieutenant- 
Governor of Mississippi are Sigma Chis, Governor Longino being an 
aluminus of Beta Beta, Mississippi College, while Lieut.-Governor 
Harrison is one of Eta's sons. The Governor's inaugural address was 
a classic of its kind and received many favorable comments from the 
press. A few days after the inauguration, on Robert E. Lee's birth- 
day, a banquet was given in Natchez in honor of the new governor. 
Our Praetor, L. P. Leavell, was present and was the first speaker of 
the occasion, his subject being ** Robert E. Lee." The Natchez press 
spoke in very glowing terms of Brother Leavell's oratorical powers. 

The work upon our annual, "Ole Miss.," is now under headway. 
Brother A. G. Roane is our representative upon the board. 

University, Miss., February 15, 1900. A. M. Leigh. 

ALPHA NU — THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. 

The University of Texas is sailing under a full spread of canvas. 
Steady, earnest work is the noticeable characteristic of the term, and 
there is an absence of riotous living which is commended by our visit- 
ing alumni. A kindlier feeling exists between faculty and students 
and between " frat men " and ** barbarians." The acrimony of political 
animosity faded with the elections, and Alpha Nu philosophically con- 
soles herself with the reflection that "there'll be something doin' next 
year." 

At the last meeting of the Regents the faculty, by a two-thirds 
vote recommended the abolition of the B. Lit. degree, but the Regents 
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rechristened Breckenridge hall, is completed and its occupancy by 
students begun. 

The interest in athletics, which marked the beginning of the year, 
has not subsided — more good candidates for the baseball and track 
teams than ever before, while the co-eds have three excellent basket- 
ball teams and some unusually good tennis players. The baseball 
team will make a trip this spring through the neighboring eastern states. 

The Chapter now has a membership of eighteen, Brother J. Boul- 
din Rector, law '95, in the university for his master's degree, again 
being with us. 

Alpha Nu will entertain her friends Thursday, June 21, 1900, at the 
Driskill Hotel with a reception and dance and hopes to make it the 
most enjoyable function of commencement week. Tom MacRae. 

Austin, Texas, March 6, 1900. 

ALPHA OMICRON — TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

The first half of the winter term has just closed, and all is quiet 
before the storm which generally follows the arrival at home of schol- 
arship reports. 

Since our last letter Alpha Omicron has accomplished a great 
many things, notably moving into a home. We have long felt the 
need of some place in which to establish headquarters and have at last 
succeeded in getting one. We have rented a cottage five squares 
below college, and, with the assistance of some of the young alumni 
and enthusiastic *'Sig" girls, have furnished it very nicely. 

When you take into consideration the fact that all the boys live 
in their own homes and that the running expenses have to be met by 
the Chapter and a few active alumni, it is no small undertaking. Thus 
far we have been most successful and we are all very proud of our 
home. 

We take great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity Louis 
Crawford, '03, medical college, initiated January 27th, and Chas. 
de B. Claiborne, law, initiated February 17th. Sigma Chi suffered a 
severe loss recently in the passing away of Brother William Monette^ 
Eta, who was attending the medical college. He came here two years 
ago from the University of Mississippi. ** Billy," as he was familiarly 
called, pitched on the 'varsity for two years and did excellent work. 
His death was a great shock to us all, and although he had been ill for 
some time, we had hopes of his ultimate recovery. 

The baseball season is just beginning, and it is rather early to pre- 
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expect a successful season. Alpha Omicroo gave a delightful dance 
during Xmas week at Tulane Hall, at which there were twenty couples, 
all Sigma Chis. Ex-Grand Consul Dr. W. L. Dudley was in New Orleans 
during that time and we all enjoyed his visit. 

Alpha Omicron sends greetings to her sister Chapters and best 
wishes for a prosperous year. Hugh Montgomery Krumbhaar. 

New Orleans, La., February 15th, 1900. 

ALPHA PSI — VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

The members of Alpha Psi are breathing freely once more, after 
having worried for two weeks with the intermediate examinations. 

We were well represented in football last term. Brother Booth 
played a star game at right tackle on the 'varsity. On the sophomore 
team, which won the class championship, Brother Adams played cen- 
ter and Brother McFerrin, left half; on the freshman team we were 
represented by Brothers Chappel, guard, and Brown, end. The basket- 
ball season is now at its height. Brothers Peoples and McFerrin are 
taking part in the championship series. The gym team, which is an 
unusually good one, includes two " Sigs," Brothers Thomas Neal and 
Adams. 

Sigma Chi furnished two of the four men for the Thanksgiving 
debate. On the staflf of the Observer we have three out of five places, 
and are also represented on the Hustler, our weekly. Brother Turner has 
been elected businers manager of The Comet, our annual. We now 
faave thirteen active members, and expect to have added three to our 
Dumber before our next letter. 

Quite a number of improvements have been made •here at Van- 
derbilt this year, among which is the substitution of electricity for 
^s, and of steam heating for open fire places. The lighting plant 
is owned by the university, and has a capacity of about 2,000 sixteen 
candle power lamps. Our new dormitory, the gift of Wm. K. Vander- 
bilt, is being rapidly erected. The building is to cost ^125,000, and 
when finished it will be the finest building of its kind in the South. 
There have been several changes in our faculty this year. Dr. Jones 
has taken the chair of English made vacant by the death of Dr. Basker- 
Tille. Professor Dyer is our new man in economics. We have a plan 
on foot which should assure us a fine chapter house for next year. 

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EIGHTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA BETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 

The spring term of the University of California opened on the 
fifteenth of January last, and found all of Alpha Beta's members back 
at college, with the exception of Brother " Jack " Flanagan, 'oi, who had 
left the university to enter business. Brother Bundchu, '03, accom- 
panied the glee and mandolin clubs on their trip through Oregon and 
Washington, and did not return to college until a week after the 
opening. 

The university has now 1,800 students in Berkeley, and 800 or 900 
in the professional colleges at San Francisco. All indications point to a 
most prosperous year for California. Our new President, Benjamin Ide 
Wheeler, late professor of Greek literature at Cornell, has been given 
almost absolute power over the university. This centralization of 
authority will assuredly advance the interests of the university more 
than any other single reform, for the university has been hampered 
hitherto mainly by the lack of an energetic head. 

The football game last Thanksgiving day between the University of 
California and Leland Stanford, Jr., University, was won by the former 
by a score of 30-0. In the game with the Carlisle Indians, played New 
Years' day, our boys held them down to a score of 0-2. 

During January the annual Carnot debate between this university 
and the Leland Stanford, Jr., University was held in Berkeley. This 
year, as in several preceding years, the judges unanimously decided in 
favor of our debaters. Waldo Coleman. 

Berkeley, Cal., February 15, 1900. 

ALPHA UPSILON — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

Alpha Upsilon wishes to introduce to the Fraternity Charles 
Stauter, '03; W. R. McAllep, '03; Carl Tufts, '03, and Edwin R. Janss^ 
'03, all fine fellows and good Sigma Chi material. 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly we have given two dances 
at the Casa de Rosas, one on December 8, and the other on the eve of 
St. Valentine's day. Both events were successfully conducted and 
reflected credit on the Fraternity. 

At the University of Southern California baseball is attracting the 
attention of the athletes. Brother McAllep is manager this year, and 
promises to put out a team that will hold all the honors gained by last 
season's strong aggregation. Harry W. McIntibr. 

Los Angeles, Cal., February 25, 1900. 



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ALPHA OMEGA — LELAND STANFORD, JR., UNIVERSITY. 

Stanford has begun the first semester of the new century with an 
enrollment of about 1,100 students. With the present facilities not 
many more could be accommodated and various means are used to 
limit registration, which will probably be eliminated when the original 
plans of the university are completed. This year a limit has been fixed 
at 500, beyond which women will not be allowed to enter, the idea being 
that Stanford University is a monument to Leland Stanford, Jr., and 
primarily a college for male students. 

Alpha Omega begins 1900 with thirteen active members. Brothers 
Partridge and Rossiter have left college temporarily, the former to 
accept a position on the steamer Pekin for China, the latter on account 
of ill health. We have initiated two new members, Brothers D. Wal- 
cott Raymond and George W. Lutgerding, class of 1903. 

During the last month we have entertained members of local 
chapters of Kappa Alpha Theta and Alpha Phi sororities and the Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon fraternity. 

Since our last letter we have received visits from Brothers Pratt, 
Wright and Broemmel, Alpha Beta; Brother Weeden, of Omega, 
who is the rector of the Episcopal church at San Jose; Brothers Drake, 
'94 and Gray, '99. 

Alpha Omega looks forward to a successful year, and wishes the 
same to her sister chapters. F. W. Bennett. 

Palo Alto, Cal., February 14th, 1900. 

NINTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA ALPHA — HOBART COLLEGE. 

Alpha Alpha numbers but four men this term. Brother Gunn ell, 
senior; Brothers Braithwaite and Jager, juniors, and Brother Stapleton, 
sophomore. 

The college has three new professors — Professor Kendall, assist- 
ant in French and German; Professor Southall, assistant in physics, 
and Professor Manning, assistant in Latin and Greek. 

As soon as the weather permits, Hobart is to spend ^70,000 in new 
buildings and improvements. The Coxe Memorial Hall is to be erected 
at a cost of $30,000, and Medbury Hall will call for the same figure. 
Trinity Hall will be changed into a physical laboratory at an expendi- 
ture of $10,000. 

Brother Owens, Tau, was with us the evening of February 12. 

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ETA ETA — DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

Dartmouth is still growing, both internally and externally. With- 
in the last year several new professors have been added to the faculty; 
a fine new physical laboratory has been completed; a new dormitory, 
has been started, and several of the old ones greatly improved, all the 
college buildings now being heated from the new central plant 
An endowment fund, given the college by Mr. Edward Tuck, of Paris, 
will be used to found a new department, known as the Amos Tuck School 
of Administration and Finance. This is a new departure in college 
training. 

So much for the college. The above statements will show that, 
as was maid at first, Dartmouth is still growing. And while the institu- 
tion has been gaining, we have statements which prove that Eta Eta 
has done the same. We take great pleasure in introducing the follow- 
ing new brothers to Sigma Chi: Arthur Stevens Kimball, 'oo, of Battle 
Creek, Mich.; Timothy Joseph Shanahan, 'oi, of Boston, Mass.; 
Francis John Duggan, '02, of Worcester, Mass.; and the following men 
from the class of '03: Arthur Stanley Bolster, of Nashua, N. H.; 
Philip Lowell Brown, of Amesbury, Mass.; Henry Dwight Cushing, 
of South Hingham, Mass.; Barton Howe Grant, of Worcester, Mass.; 
Willis Henry Haselwood, of Quincy, 111.; Henry Clay King, of Law- 
rence, Mass.; B. Wynne Matteson, of New York, N. Y.; George Leon 
Peirce, of Somerville, Mass.; Frank Stuart Perham, of Hanover, N. H.; 
Henry Erich K. Ruppel of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

We have now thirty-four men in the Chapter, the largest in the 
Fraternity, I believe. 

A few personal notes might be added. Brothers Hancock, Wain- 
wright and Bolster have begun work in the cage with the baseball 
team. Brother T. H. Huckins, '97, graduates from the medical college 
this spring. Brothers Hovey, Munroe and Parry suffered rather heavy 
losses in a recent fire, which destroyed the Balch House. Brother 
Cheever was the Sigma Chi member on this year's ^gis board, and 
Brother Parry has been elected for next year. 

Hanover, N. H., February 14, 1900. E. S. Calderwood. 

ALPHA THETA — MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Alpha Theta has a good record to report for the beginning of the 
second term. Our men safely weathered the " semies " and our Chap- 
ter is in a very prosperous condition. We have now twenty-two 
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The baseball team is beginning indoor practice, and we have sev- 
eral men who are in training and hope to make the team, 
some of getting up an all " Sig " team this year as we did 
we defeated everything in sight, but as most of the best r 
senior class and could not spare the time for practice, w< 
it up. Regarding seniors, this is an exceptional year for 
we have seven seniors, all of whom have received notice 
candidates for graduation. This with the three or fo 
alwa3rs drop out each year may make us short of our u 
number of men next year and we have raised the limit of 

The experiment of having a house in the suburbs, v 
trying this year for the first time, has proved very sue 
have a large new house with fine grounds about thre< 
town, and we can see a great improvement both as regai 
fort and higher standard of scholarship. 

We hope all " Sigs " will remember the convention 
which is to be held with us in Boston, March 23-24. W 
them of a hearty welcome if they will drop in on us at 10 

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ELEVENTH ANNUAL BANQUET OF THE WASHINGTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 

The Washington Alumni Association celebrated the Eleventh 
Anniversary of its organization on January 25th, with a banquet at the 
Raleigh Hotel. The committee in charge, Brothers J. D. Thomas^ 
Psi; W. Perry Hay, Rho; and W. Lowry Farnham, Epsilon and Theta^ 
were indefatigable in their endeavors to make the afiFair a success. 
They sent out invitations to all the prominent " Sigs " throughout the 
country, and had the Sigma Chi banners of the Association and the 
Epsilon Chapter floating in the sunshine all day over the hotel, the 
latter being the means of attracting to the festival two *' Sigs " who 
happened to be in town and would not otherwise have known of the 
gathering. They were Brothers Nichols, Alpha Lambda, and 
Peachin, Alpha Theta. Needless to say both were more than welcome. 

A reception was held in the parlors of the hotel at 8:00 o'clock 
and at 8:30 we adjourned to the banqueting room, which had been 
beautifully decorated with Sigma Chi flags and bunting by the com- 
mittee, the table being beautified with flowers, prominent among which 
were some immense American Beauty roses bearing round their stems 
ribbons of blue and gold. These were the gift of Mrs. Robyand were 
accompanied by a note saying ** I am the mother of two * Sigs ' and 
the well wisher of all." 

After partaking of the bountiful repast to our hearts' content^ 
cigars were lighted, and then our honored and worthy President, 
Brother W. J. Acker, called the assembly to order and introduced 
Brother J. Holdsworth Gordon, Epsilon, '66, the toastmaster of the 
evening. Brother Gordon was very happy in this capacity and kept 
everyone in good humor throughout the responses with his well chosen 
and witty introductions. 

The first speaker was Brother W. J. Acker, whese toast was " Our 
Ambitions." Brother Acker delivered a very pleasant response, say- 
ing that among the ambitions of the Associations was to perpetuate 
the Sigma Chi spirit and keep a loyal and enthusiastic association of 
the wearers of the White Cross at the National Capital, and also to 
help and encourage the active Epsilon Chapter in its work. He 
expressed the hope that the outcome of the banquet would be to 
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ter bouse and pledged his own active and hearty support in this enter- 
prise. The boys enjoyed and thoroughly appreciated his kind words. 

The next speaker was Brother Robert Farnham, Epsilon, '64. The 
toastmaster said it required no words of his to introduce Brother 
Farnham to any congregation of Sigma Chis, as he was well knowa 
and beloved not only by all those present but throughout the whole 
Fraternity. He spoke of the days when he and Brother Farnham were 
schoolmates and how enthusiastic a *' Sig " Brother Farnham was evea 
at that time, and how his love for the White Cross had never waned 
but rather waxed brighter and more bright as the years flew by. 
Brother Farnham received an ovation as he arose and for some 
moments he seemed rather overcome by this and the kind and elo- 
quent words of Brother Gordon. His toast was " The Story of the 
Years " and a more appropriate one for this grand old man of Sigma 
Chi could not have been devised. He proceeded to give an account 
of the formation of the Washington Alumni Association and what it 
had done for Sigma Chi, paying an eloquent tribute to those of the 
faithful who were no more but borne in loving and honored remem- 
brance by their comrades left behind. He spoke of what Sigma Chi 
had been to him all his life and how his heart was still young for his 
Fraternity. He also referred to the standing of the Fraternity today, 
and how ably it was managed by the Grand Officers. 

Brother A. B. Duvall, Epsilon, '67, was the next speaker, respond- 
ing to the toast " Memories." Brother Duvall said he had met the 
toastmaster that morning and Brother Gordon had reminded him that 
he was down for a toast at the banquet, whereupon he gave Brother 
Gordon his speech and now found that Brother Gordon must have 
given it to Farnham. He said he heartily joined in all that Brother 
Farnham had said and that the dearest memories to him were the 
Sigma Chi memories. He spoke of the early members of Epsilon and' 
felt proud of his old Chapter to see it at the present time in such a 
grand condition. He said the boys would have his hearty support in 
the matter of a chapter house. 

Brother W. H. Singleton, Epsilon, *yjt followed Brother Duvall. 
Brother Singleton's toast was " Home." He spoke of the time when 
he was connected with the Chapter and how they missed a home at 
that time, and went on to advocate a chapter house for the boys. He 
said the alumni should assist the active chapter now and let them have 
a home here at the Capital of the nation, one worthy of the Fraternity 
and the Chapter. He said he was ready now to subscribe toward this 
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Brother A. J. McElhone. Epsilon, '02, was the last speaker on the 
list. His subject was the chapter house and why the active Chapter 
wanted one. Brother McElhone has been one of the mainstays of 
Epsilon. He is a hard worker and enthusiastic Sigma Chi. He gave 
an encouraging and intelligent account of how the Chapter proposed 
to carry on a house and gave reasons why he thought it would prove 
a success if the alumni would help at the start. His speech was 
listened to with marked attention. 

Voluntary speeches were made by Brother Redington, Dr. Acker, 
and Brother Peachin. Brother W. Perry Hay gave a detailed account 
of the plans drawn up by the committee on the part of the Alumni by 
which a house could be inaugurated and carried on by Epsilon Chap- 
ter in Washington. Dr. Thomas also made some additional remarks 
relative to the Chapter House proposal. 

Many Sigma Chi songs, old and new, were sung by the active boys 
and younger alumni, among whom there were present: 

Dr. G. N. Acker, Theta. W. J. Acker, Theta. 

A. B. Duvall, Epsilon. Robert Famham, Epsilon, '64. 

R. Famham,Jr.,£psilon and Alpha Rho,*99 W. L. Farnham, Theta and Epsilon. 

J. H. Gordon, Epsilon, '66. W. Peary Hay, Rho. 

E. Bruce Mackall, Epsilon, '02. W. H. Singleton, Epsilon, '77. 

Dr. E. L. Tompkins, Psi. Dr. I. D. Thomas, Psi. 

Lewis Bower, Zeta Psi. Howard Fisher, Chi. 

A. J. McElhone, Epsilon. George Weaver, Epsilon. 

Louis Weaver, Epsilon. Richmond Redington, Epsilon. 

Don Nesbit, Epsilon. Harry Nesbit, Alpha Theta. 

Peachin, Alpha Theta. Nichols, Alpha Lambda. 

Lee Allen Parkinson, Alpha Lambda. F. L. Biscoe, Epsilon. 

Norton Everett, Epsilon. Harry S. Greene, Epsilon. 

Dwight P. Dilworth, Epsilon. J. M. Lynch, Epsilon. 

J. L. Riggles, Epsilon. H. C. Cobum, Epsilon. 

£. Lee Trinkle, Psi. G. H. Gorman, ZeU and Psi. 

Major D. N. Ransdell, Xi. £. A. Fowler, Eta Eta. 

Dr. R. Munson, Beta. 



DANCE RECEPTION OP CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER AND OMICRON OMICRON. 

On Friday evening, January 26th, the first annual reception and 
-dance of Omicron Omicron Chapter and the Chicago Alumni Ckapter 
took place at the Chicago Beach Hotel. This affair was the first of its 
kind among Chicago "Sigs," and was a huge success in every way. The 
-entire Omicron Omicron Chapter was present as .well as a goodly num- 
l>er of Chicago " Sigs " from the chapters, making the occasion a most 
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Fraternity in Chicago. A program of twenty numbers was found to 
be only too short for the enthusiastic " Sigs " present, and the music 
furnished by the First Regiment Band and Orchestra received many^ 
encores. An elaborate supper was served in the private dining rooms 
during the intermission, at which *'Sig" loyalty and enthusiasm ran 
high, and the presence of so many " Sig " wives, " Sig " girls, and " Sig "^ 
sweethearts made a most memorable scene. 

Mrs. James Todd, Mrs. John H. Hamline, Mrs. Lorin C. Collins^ 
Mrs. Walter L. Fisher, Mrs. Frank Baker, Mrs. William M. Booth,. 
Mrs. Lewis L. Losey, and Mrs. S. H. Clark acted as patronesses of the 
a£Eair, which was managed by a committee consisting of Grand Anno- 
tator Herbert C. Arms, chairman of the executive committee of the 
Chicago Alumni Chapter, and L. Lee Losey, Jr., and Earl D. Howard,, 
of Omicron Omicron. 

The following representatives from the Fraternities at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago were present with their ladies: 

Dan Tmde, Delta Kappa Epsilon. C. S. Reed, Chi Psi. 

Herbert Zimmerman, Psi Upsilon. Roy Vemor, Beta Theta Pi. 

Fred Maloney, Alpha Delta Phi. Park Ross, Phi Kappa Psi. 

The following " Sigs " with their ladies were present: 

£. W. Andrews, Omega, 'y%» Jno. H. Hamline, Omega, '75* 

£. L. Andrews, Omega, '90. Jno. R. Hoagland, Theta, *69. 

F. T. Andrews, Omega, *8i. E. D. Howard, Omicron Omicron, 'oa 

George Ade, Delta Delta, '87. Henry M. Heisel, Kappa Kappa, '96. 

Herbert C. Arms, Kappa Kappa, '95. L. Lee Losey, Jr., Omicron Omicron, 'oa 

Chas. Ailing, Chi, '85. Lee D. Mathias, Xi, '94. 

Frank Baker, Gamma, '61. S. T. Mather, Alpha Beta, '87. 

W. M. Booth, Omega, '78. Newman Miller, Alpha Pi, '93. 

Jas. P. Bickett, Alpha Iota, '97. Jno. P. Moran, Omicron Omicron, '99. 

Lorin C. Collins, Omega, 'yt, Ray G. MacDonald, Alpha Pi, '93. 

Jack Camp, Omicron Omicron, '02. Clarence McCarthy, Omicron Omicron, •ocx 

Cliff Camp, Omicron Omicron, 'oa. Basil S. Millspaugh, Omicron Omicron, 'o2» 

H. C. Chaplin, Omicron Omicron, *oi. S. M. Samson, Omicron Omicron, '98. 

M. £. Coleman, Omicron Omicron, '98. H. L. Sayler, Xi, '85. 

Paul W. Cleveland, Omega, *oo. Victor W. Sincere, Omicron Omicron, '97. 

Marie A. Cleveland, Omicron Omicron, '99. James Todd, Chi, '87. 

Edw. M. Dexter, Milwaukee, Alpha F. J. Tourtellotte, Omega, '88. 

Lambda, '92. Fred M. Wing, Omega, 'oo. 

Walter L. Fisher, Chi, '83. J. T. Harahan, Jr., Alpha Theta, '99. 

NASHVILLE ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

The Nashville Alumni Chapter of Sigma Chi held its annual meet- 
ing on February 9, 1900. The following officers were elected for 1900: 



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President— H. Hardison. 

Vice-President— T. H. Brewer. 

Secretary and Treasurer — W. P. Connell. 

Historian — James L. Gaines. 

Executive Committee— Dr. W. L. Dudley, W. D. Thomas, Prof. J. D. Blanton. 

Wc can report the Chapter in good condition, and in the near 
future we are to have a social meeting with Alpha Psi Chapter, dinner 
attached. 

We regret very much the removal from Nashville of Brother J. J. 
Stowe, who is now located at Savannah, Tenn. He is a loyal and 
enthusiastic " Sig," and we hope he will soon be with us again. 

Nashville, Tenn., February 19, 1900. W. P. Connkll. 

PERSONALS. 

KPSILON — COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. 

A. B. Duvall, '67, has been appointed Attorney for the District of 
Columbia. 

Theodore W. Noyes, '78, has now reached the Philippine Islands 
on a trip around the world. 

J. Holdsworth Gordon, '65, has been elected President of the 
Outing Club of Washington, D. C. 

E. D. Johnson, '93, has just accepted a call to the rectorship of 
Grace Church, Georgetown, D. C. 

W. Veirs Bouic, '67, was elected last fall to the state senate of 
aind. 

r. Robert Farnham, '64, has been elected member of the Church- 
League of the District of Columbia, and Treasurer of the Advis- 
>ard of Trustees of Glenwood Cemetery. 

^ H. Singleton, '77f the well known patent attorney of Washing- 
. C, was lately presented with a new client, George P. Hills, 
El '93, of Ottawa, Wisconsin, by Dr. Farnham, Brother Hills 
\ written to Doctor Farnham asking to be directed to a good 
attorney. Brother Hills mentioned that he wrote Dr. Farn- 
ecause of having heard of him so often through the Quarterly 
gma Chis whom he had met. 

. L. Tomkins is lecturer on nervous diseases in Columbian Uni- 

r, 

obert Farnham, Jr., Epsilon, '98, and Alpha Rho, '99, was ap- 
d by the Engineer Commissioner last summer to a position on 
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THETA — PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE. 

Garnet Gehr, '91, of Chambcrsburg, Pa., is the Republica 
date from Franklin county for the state legislature. 

Frank S. Leisenring, '97, is fighting the Filipinos as 
Lieutenant of Company B, 46th regiment, U. S. V. 

John De K. Keith, ex-'99, is studying law in the office < 
Shcely, Esq., of Gettysburg. After he has taken his preliminar 
there he expects to enter the Harvard Law School. 

Dr. Geo. N. Acker, '71 » Washington Alumni Associat 
recently been elected President of the Medical Society of the 
of Columbia. 

Henry Wolf Bikle, '97, now in his second year in the Law 
ment of the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded a plac 
team that will debate with the representatives of the Unive 
Michigan, March 9. He also won the Frazier prize of $75 for 
effort in the preliminary debate over eight contestants who h 
chosen in preceding competitive debates. 

Charles Wendt, '00, is assistant manager of Scoler's Hyg 
Company, New York. 

At the annual congregational meeting of the Lutheran cl 
Johnstown, Pa., of which the Rev. Wm. A. Shipman is pastor, h 
was increased from $1,800 to $2,000. 

TAU — ROANOKE COLLEGE. 

S. R. Mallory Kennedy, '98, accompanied by his wife, 
December for New Orleans. Brother Kennedy is studying n 
at Tulane University. 

W. R. Miller, '99, is in business at Winchester, Va. 

J. A. HuflEard, '84, pastor of the Lutheran Church at Pula 
delivered the annual address before the College Y. M. C. I 
ruary 25th. 

Paca Kennedy, '97, and J. M. Hamilton, '96, are theologi 
dents at the Episcopal Seminary, Alexandria, Va. 

O. C. McNab, '97, is in business at Salem, O. 

H. L. Vaughan, '98, is in business at Salem, O. 

T. L. Brydon. '96, is rector of the Episcopal Church a 
Boston, Va. 



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ALPHA — MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

John E. Egan, ex- '99, has begun law practice at Dayton, O. 

J. E. McSurely, one of the leading members of Alpha Chapter at 
at its reorganization in 1892, completes his law course at Cincinnati 
this spring. 

L. L. Hayner, George M. Hayner and L. W. Thompson are all 
employed in the office of the Hayner Distilling Co.» Dayton, O. 

S. S. McClintock, '97, is in business at Spokane, Wash. 

William Stubbs, '93, has a position as United States Gauger 
at Cincinnati, O. 

Paul Thackwell has a position with the American Commission at 
the International Exposition at Paris. 

LAMBDA — INDIANA UNIVERSITY. 

Lambda is surely a star chapter as regards graduates in their Acuity. 
The following is the list: 

Dr. T. C. VanNuys, M. D., until hit death in 1898, Professor Emeritus of Chem- 
istry. 

Horace A. HofiEman, '81, A. M., Professor of Greek and Dean of the Department 
of Liberal Arts. 

Carl Eigenmann, '86, Ph. D., Professor of Zoology. 

William P. Rogers, '9a, LL. D., Professor of Law and Dean of the Law School. 

Louis S. Davis, '91, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Chemistry. 

Charles J. Dembower, '92, A. M., Assistant Professor of English. 

Ernest H. Lindley, '93, Instructor in Philosophy and Associate Professor or Psy- 
chology. 

William E. Clapbam, '94, A. B., LL. B., Assistant Professor of Law. 

Robert C. Brooks, '96, A. M., is instructor in economics at Cornell. 

Clarke Wissler, '96, A. M.» is instructor in philosophy at Ohio 
State University. 

Lieut. C. N. Purdy, '93, is in service in the Philippines. 

Quincy Earl Milliner, ex-'03, is attending the law school at Indian- 
apolis. 

Ira J. Bordner, '90, is in the telephone business at Brookston, Ind. 

Curtis Atkinson, '97, graduates from the Jefferson Medical School^ 
Philadelphia, next month. 

Kenneth Kline, ex- '01, is practicing law at Scottsburg, Ind. 

Frank Axtell, '92, is superintendent bf the public schools at 
Washington. 

I. V. Busby, '93, is superintendent of schools at Alexandria. 



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Fred Smith, '99, will spend the next three months in London, 
after pursuing his studies tor some time in Berlin. 

Emory R. Johnson, professor in the Wharton School, 1 
of Pennsylvania, is the Secretary of the committee, app 
President McKinley, to investigate the Nicaragua canal schc 

XI — ^DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

Daniel N. Ransdell, '67, has been appointed Sergeant-a 
the United States Senate and has renewed his affiliation with 
ren of the Washington Alumni Association. 

Lee D. Mathias, '94, who is practicing law in Chicago, s] 
days during the month of February with his parents and 
brothers in Greencastle, Ind. 

Ray C. Haynes, '99, who is now located at Anderson, ] 
the first week of January with Xi Chapter. 

ALPHA PI — ^ALBION COLLEGE. 

G. Will Loomis, '86, formerly superintendent of the I 
public schools, is now principal of the Central Michigai 
Schools. 

Dwight Bryant Waldo, '87, is now principal of the Nort 
mal School at Marquette, Mich. 

Lewis W. Anderson, '92, assistant city engineer, Grar 
Mich., is the happy father of a prospective young Sigma 
Jan. 16. 

Edgar Lafayette Moon, '86, is pastor of the Methodist 
church at Bad Axe. Brother Moon has served for severa 
treasurer of the Methodist Detroit Conference. 

George Fred Knappen, '87, cashier of the Sioux Falls, 
ings bank, renewed Albion acquaintances last month on th< 
of his sister's marriage. 

Frank Henry Loomis, '87, has a position as traveling sal 
the American Book Company. 

Robert Brown, ex- '99, will represent Allegheny Colh 
debate next May against Albion College at Albion. 

Ralph Connable, ex- '90, is superintendent of a book < 
Traverse City, Mich. 



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DeMont Goodyear, '96, who finished his course at Boston Theo- 
logical school last June, has accepted a call to the Congregational 
church at Abington, Mass. 

Frank Roudenbush, '98, is pursuing a theological course at Bexley 
Hall, Kenyon College, Gambier, O. 

W. A. Niles, '98, is in business at Flushing, Mich. 

Frank L. Parker, ex-'oi, is foreman of a department in the Clinton 
Woolen Mills. 

Frank N. Miner, '98, is taking work at Boston Theological school. 

J. Frank Walker, '96, superintendent of the schools at Republic, 
Mich., has recently been granted a life certificate by the State Board 
of Education. 

Wm. F. Kendrick, '96, is pastor of the M. E. church at Ganges. 

Geo. E. Dean, '96, has retired from the hardware business at Albion, 
Mich., on account of poor health. 

Lewis B. Alger, '97, is principal of the schools at Nashville, Mich. 
Brother Alger has planned to leave this summer to pursue a three 
years' course of study in Germany. 

Anson E. Hagle, '88, is secretary of the Michigan State Centntl 
Committee of the Prohibition party. 

Samuel Schultz, '93, who graduated from the Medical Department 
of Northwestern University last June, is located at Coldwater, Mich. 

ETA— UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

L. p. Leavell, '99, holds the chair of elocution and oratory at 
Jefferson College, Natchez, Miss. 

J. K. Morrison, '98, is professor of Greek at Jefferson College. 

Elmore Holmes, '99, is located at University, Miss. He was mar- 
ried recently to a Miss Owens. 

E. E. Brougher, '90, at a recent term of the District Court at Lin- 
den, Texas, had the pleasure of seeing two of his clients acquitted of 
murder, one, a negro charged with killing a white man, the first case 
of this nature on record in that part of the state. 

J. R. Taylor, '94, correspondent for the New Orleans Picayune at 
Jackson, Miss., was on the press committee to receive the National 
Editorial Association at their stop in his city. 

B. C. Adams, '68, now represents Grenada County, Miss., in the 
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ALPHA EPSILON — THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

Charles C. Pulis, '96, was recently appointed First Lieutenant of 
the 40th United States Infantry and is now with his regiment in the 
Philippine Islands. ^ 

David W. Hawksworth, '97, is with the American Car & Foundry 
Co., at Detroit, Mich. 

George Burgert, '98, is principal of the Syracuse, Neb., High 
School. 

Harry D. Landis, '99, has a position in the office of Commissioner 
of Public Lands and Buildings, at the State House. 

Roy D. Montgomery, ex-'oo, who was a sergeant in the ist 
Nebraska, has returned from the Philippines and is now at his home in 
Oak, Neb. 

Harry W. Doubrava, '97, who is connected with the Wagner Elec- 
tric Co., St. Louis, Mo., is now located at Chicago. 

James E. Fechet, ex-'89, has been promoted to Sergeant of Troop 
D, 6th United States Cavalry, and is stationed at Ft. Reno, O. T. He 
expects to take the examination for a commission this coming fall. 

Edward P. Hayward, ex-'94, and a son of the late Senator M. L. 
Hayward, is a surgeon in one of the volunteer regiments in the Phil- 
ippines. 

Charles Patterson, ex- '02, has accepted the position of bookkeeper 
tn the Columbia National Bank at Lincoln, Neb. 

Ralph C. Saxton, '97, is now engaged in the gentlemen's furnishing 
goods business at Edgar, Neb. 

Frank G. Rainey, ex- '01, is employed in the clothing house of 
Davis & Smith, at Tippecanoe City, O.' 

John W. Dixon,- '94, Law '96, is the official court reporter for the 
Second Judicial District of Nebraska, and is located at Nebraska City 
Neb. 

B. C. Cosgrove, '99, is practicing law at Atchison, Kan. 

Clark F. Ainsley, '88, has resigned his position as head of the 
English department at the University of Nebraska to accept a similar 
one at Iowa State University. 

ALPHA PSI — VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

Brothers Connell, Brewer, Hardison, Gains and Duncan are 
located at Nashville, Tenn.; Brother Stowe, at Savannah, Tenn.; 



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Brothers G. Lovelace and G. B. Overton, at Louisville, Ky.; Brother 
Danzler at Mobile, Ala., and Brother T. G. Ivry at Murfeesboro, Tenn, 

Brother Carre is still in Berlin. 

Clem Dunbar is practicing law at Augusta, Ga. 

W. H. Whiffen is in business at Kansas City, Mo. 

Brother Caster is pastor of one of the charges in the Baltimore 
Conference, while Brothers Christian and Beaucbamp are fimilarly 
connected with the Virginia Conference. 

V. K. Earthman is a surgeon in the United States Army and sta- 
tioned at San Francisco. 

Dr. W. L. Dudley was the guest of Alpha Omicron Chapter at 
New Orleans during the holidays. 

W. B. Ricks is now located at Helena, Ark., where he is pastor of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

ALPHA ALPHA — HOBART COLLBGS. 

Rev. Harry Piatt Seymour, '94, M. L., is rector of The Church of 
the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas. 

Will C. Young, '97, is now engaged in the insurance business .in 
Syracuse, N. Y. His office is in the Onondaga Savings Bank building. 

Floyd R. Case, '95, is in business in Watertown, N. Y. 

Frank E. Lawson, '95, is practicing law in Batavia, N. Y. 

Rev. David C. Huntington, '95, is located at Canaseraga, N. Y. 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. 

The convention of the Ninth Province was held in Boston, March 
23rd and 24th, Alpha Theta Chapter acting as host. Burr Mcintosh, 
Sam Ireland and many other prominent "Sigs" were present. Aft 
interesting feature of the convention was the installation of forty 
alumni in Boston into a Boston Alumni Chapter, under the direction 
of Brother Ireland. A detailed account of the occasion will be given 
in the next Quarterly. 

H. H. Lotter, Xi Xi, '97, recently made his Chapter a passing 
visit. Brother Lotter has been stationed at Detroit in the employ of 
U. S. Deep Water Commission, but recently sailed for South America 
where he will begin surveying on the Panama canal under the same 
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HubbelTs Monthly Corrections for Attorneys mentions the change 
at Indianapolis, Ind., in the firm of Morris, Newberger & Curtis to 
Morris & Newberger. The latter is Lewis Newberger, Rho, '73. 

Ernest S. Williams, Alpha Omega, '99, is studying law with W. A. 
Strong, Alpha Omega, '97, preparatory to a course in the Harvard Law 
School. 

The following clipping regarding the new work of Grand Editor 
Hewman Miller is taken from the report of President William R. Har- 
per at the last quarterly convocation of the University of Chicago, 
which was published in full in the January number of the University 
Record: 

" It if a source of regret that I am compelled to announce the resignation of Mr. 
Ved Arden Flood, Director of the University Press. During the last two years the 
Press has made steady progress in the various divisions of its work. This progress 
bas beem marked on the one hand by a larger amount of work accomplished at a 
smaller expense, and on the other by improved facilities and more satisfactory 
organization. The business of the Press in its various departments involves the 
receipt and expenditure of $167,290.95 annually. With the bookstore doing a busi- 
ness of $47,308.07 a year, the department of purchase of $23416.27, the printing 
department $65,634.12, publishing $40,93249, the work bas reached a point in which 
larger plans must be formed for its future development. Mr. Newman Miller, of 
Albion, Mich., formerly connected with the Extension Division of the University, 
lias been elected to the directorship of the Press, and will assume the responsibilities 
of that office at once. Under the guidance of the new director it is hoped that addi- 
tional economies will be introduced and still greater efficiency attained." 

Joseph Kealing, Rho, '79, was elected District Chairman to suc- 
ceed Harry S. New at the Seventh District Republican Convention 
lield at Indianapolis, Jan. 15. The election was made by acclamation 
of the 127 delegates present. 

Delta Chi lost her lodge at Cornell by fire on January 29. It was 
valued at S8,ooo and was insured. Seven men were severely injured 
by jumping from the third story, and one died later. It is said that 
students have turned in false alarms of fire so often that the keys to 
the fire boxes have been removed from the boxes to stores and resi- 
<lcnces. This makes it harder to call out the department promptly. 

Rev. Geo. L. Mackintosh, Alpha Xi, '84, is a member of the Board 
of Trustees of Wabash College, and as such, together with Chas. W. 
Moores, Alpha Xi, '82, attended the inauguration of Dr. W. P. Kane 
as President of the college, Feb. 21. 

Through the kindness of Grand Praetor Conklin an invitatios is 
19X hand to the reception to be given by Nu Nu Chapter, at 314 West 
1 15th St., New York City, March 31. 



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The following Sigma Cbis attended the Republican Love Feast at 
Springfield, 111., last December: Lafayette Funk, Gamma, '58, of Shir- 
ley, a member of the State Board of Agriculture; Dr. Frederick C. 
Winslow, Omega, '70* Physician to the Asylum for the Insane at Jack- 
sonville; Former Judge Lorin C. Collins, Omega, '72; George Peck 
Merrick, Omega, '84, and Charles Ailing, Chi, '85, Theta Theta, '88, 
of Chicago; Clarence R. Paul, Omega, '^2^ editor of the State Journal 
at Springfield. Samuel T. Burnett, Alpha Iota, '91, principal of the 
Chatham schools, and Percy C. Pickerell, Omega, '98. of Ginn & Com- 
pany, were also in Springfield attending the State Educational Conven- 
tion at the same time. 

Junius B. French, Zeta Zeta, '83, pastor of the Broadway Presby- 
terian congregation, Fort Worth, Texas, had the pleasure of having 
the corner stone of his new church in that city laid on March 13. 

Dr. John D. Thomas, Psi, '89, is now occupying a chair in the 
faculty of the Georgetown University Medical Department. 

Wm. Poindexter, Nu, '75, was elected special judge and held the 
term of the District Court at Cleburne, Texas, during the illness of 
Judge J. M. Hall. 

Harry David Latimer, Alpha Lambda, ex'-88, who has for some time 
been connected with the Central Electric Company, of Chicago, id 
charge of its publication department, has resigned that position and 
assumed a similar connection with the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Com- 
pany, of Chicago. 

Jas. C. Riley, Alpha Iota, '95, is now practicing as an attorney 
with Meers & Barr, Joliet, 111. 

The El Paso Daily Herald^ El Paso, Tex., devotes three columns 
to the first annual banquet of the Pan-Hellenic Society of that city 
which took place Dec. 12. Eighteen fraternities were represented, Pey- 
ton F. Edwards, Psi, '69, and Willis Townsend, Theta Theta, representing 
Sigma Chi. The success ot the occasion was largely due to the efiforts 
of Brother Edwards who had been one of the two fraternity men most 
actively engaged in working up the afiEair. 

Wm. David Mann, Delta Delta, has removed from Lafayette,. 
Ind., to Chicago, 111., where he has entered the employ of ^aison Du 
Nord. 

Ralph Thompson, Kappa Kappa, '99, has a government clerical 
position in Manila. He has the thanks of Kappa Kappa Chapter for 
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E. J. Craft, Alpha Gamma, '88, is rector of the Episcopal parish at 
Elyria, O. 

Frank G. Colby, Mu, '98, is located at Dayton, O. 
Luke Powell, Lambda Lambda, ex-'96, has accepted a government 
position in Cuba. 

F. R. Paris, Lambda Lambda, '97, has a position with the Western 
Electric Company, of Chicago, 111. 

Wm. L. Bronaugh, Lambda Lambda, '99, is how engaged with the 
Buffalo Forge Company, 22 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 111. J. Irving 
Lyle, Lambda Lambda, '99, is with the same company in Buffalo. 

Benjamin F. McCann, Mu, '76, Dayton, O., is how Probate Judge 
of his county. 

Fritz Hadra, Alpha Nu, '88, now serving in the Philippines as 
Surgeon of the 33d Volunteers, accompanied the party under 
Col. Hare which rescued Lieut. Gilmore after so many hardships last 
December. Brother Hadra was the only surgeon with the 220 men in 
the party and it was due to his untiring efforts that but one man was 
lost during the entire trip. 

Jos, H. Ingwerson, Theta Theta, is cashier of the People's Trust 
and Savings Bank, Clinton, la. 

John J. Thompson, Delta Delta, is an attorney at law at Indian- 
apolis, Ind. He is associated there with Ferdinand Winter. 

Russell Burton Opitz, M. D., S. M., Omicron Omicron, '97, who 
has been pursuing work at the University of Breslau, Germany, writes 
from Trent, Austria, that he is on his way to Venice over the Loggio 
di Garda route. 

Mu Mu Chapter at the University of West Virginia was tendered 
a very enjoyable reception at the home of Miss Elizabeth Lynn Har- 
vey, March 9. The following is taken from The New Dominion of 
Morgan town, W. Va.: 

The members of Mu Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity were entertained on 
Friday evening by Miss Elizabeth Lynn Harvey at the home of her parents on North 
Main street. The occasion was one of the most delightful social events that hat 
taken place in Morgantown this year. 

Whist took up the greater part of the evening. Five tables were run. Mr. Ben 
Shuttlesworth, of Clarksburg, was successful in winning the first prize, a handsome 
cushion of the Fraternity colors, pale blue and gold with the motto from Bums, 
** Should auld acquaintance be forgot? " beautifully worked on it. Mr. Dwight Miller 
-won the booby and received a very pretty tin horn tied with Fraternity ribbons. 

Those present were the active and alumni members of the order in Morgantown 
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sn. Yeager, Shuttlesworth, Yoho, Shit ler, Maxwell, Peck» Frankenberger, GarriKm^ 
McWhoiter, Smith, Derbyshire, Miller and Capito. 

The Sigma Chi Quarterly of February, 1899, mentioned at some 
length the rapid rise in business and politics of Fred Townsend, 
Theta Theta, '88. Since that article appeared Brother Townsend has 
been chosen State Senator for the 15th district of Iowa. He was 
elected on the Democratic ticket by a plurality of about 60 in a district 
which went Republican by a plurality of nearly 200. 

Myron Hunt, Omega, '92, has removed his offices from Steinway 
Hall to suite 85, No. 123 La Salle St., Chicago, which is known as the 
Watson Building and managed by former Grand Consul Frank M. 
Elliot. 

The January Miand Student^ published by the students of Miami 
University, contains an extended sketch of Gen. Benj. Piatt Runkle, 
Alpha, '58, in which it is noted that Gen. Runkle made good his prefer- 
ence for small institutions in taking the professorship of military sci- 
ence and tactics at Miami when he had the option in its stead of sev- 
eral large universities. The Student Sdiyz in conclusion: 

Miami men should feel highly honored when they hear that a similar position 
was offered the General in any one of eighty-two other colleges of our land. 
Following it a copy of Gen. Runkle*! commission: 

( HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, 
Special Orders, No. la \ Adjutant General's Office, 

( IVcishington^ Jan. 12, iqoo, 

extract. 

« « « « « « * 

31. By direction of the President, under the provisions of the Act of Congress, 
approved November 3, 1893, Major Benjamin Runkle, U. S. Army, upon his own 
application, is detailed by the Secretary of War as Professor of Military Science and 
Tactics at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. 

By command of Major General Miles: 

H. C. Corbin, Adjutant General. 

It will be noted that the order reads " upon his own application." 

According to the prescribed form, the faculty made the application to 

the President, and under the law it was necessary that Gen. Runkle 

join therein. Otherwise he could not have been detailed. 

MARRIAGES. 

Frederick Perry Vose, Omega, and Miss Lucy Beatrice Mason 
were married January 30, 1900, at the First Congregational church, 
Evanston, 111. Mr. and Mrs. Vose are at home at 1021 Lee St., Evan- 
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George B. Carey, Lambda Lambda, ex- '96, and Miss Catherine 
Jovitt Reed, were married in Lexington, Kentucky, January 6th. They 
will reside in New York, where Brother Carey is employed with the 
fiai-ber Asphalt Company. 

On January 3, M. B. Janes, Lambda Lambda, '94, who for the 
last year and a half has been employed as comntandant and assistant 
in mathematics at Kentucky State College, was united in marriage to 
Miss Antoinette Ewell Smith at the Broadway Christian church in 
Louisville, Kentucky. The bridal couple left at once for Los Angeles, 
California, where they will make their future home. 

Eugene Dick Slaughter, Alpha Nu, '90, and Miss Carrie Ligon 
Graham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander H. Graham, were mar- 
ried at Saint David's church, Austin, Texas, Jan. 18, 1900. Mr. and 
Mrs. Slaughter are at home after February 21, at 220 Worth street, 
Dallas, Texas. 

Newman Miller, Alpha Pi, '93, director of the University of Chicago 
Press, and Miss Calista May Powers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Powers, were married at Springport, Mich., March 16, 1900. Ex-Pres- 
ident Lewis R. Fiske, of Albion College, father of C. A. Fiske, Alpha 
Pi, '90, performed the ceremony. The bride was a graduate of Al- 
bion College Conservatory, '93. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are at home 
Wednesdays after June 1st, at 5803 Madison avenue, Chicago, 111. 

On Dec. 6, 1899, the marriage of Duke M. Kimbrough, Eta, Lit., 
^96, and Law, '99, and Miss Claire Hutchinson, took place at Oxford, 
Miss. Brother Kimbrough is practicing law at University with his 
feither, and is also director of the gymnasium at the University of 
Mississippi. 

W. A. Strong, Alpha Omega, '97, was united in marriage to Miss 
Emma Graves during the month of January. Brother Strong is prac- 
ticing law in Los Angeles, Cal. 

George H. Risser, Alpha Epsilon, law '97, and Miss Lulu B. 
West, a former student in the University of Nebraska, and a member 
of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, were married at Wyoming, Neb., on No- 
vember 15, 1899. The following is taken from the Nebraska City 
News: 

**Pl most beautifal home wedding took place list evening at the residence of Mr. 
and Mrs. Dempsey C. West, of Wyoming. Promptly at 8 o'clock Mr. George Hemp- 
t<m RiBser and Miss Lulu Belle West entered the parlor and under an archway of 
flowers and evergreens were joined in holy matrimony by the beautifully impressive 
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If well known in this city where she has a host of admiring friends. The groom is a 
popular young lawyer of Lincoln. 

"At midnight amid showers of rice and hearty good wishes Mr. and Mrs. Risser 
left Wyoming for a wedding trip of two weeks, after which they will return to Lin- 
coln, where they will be at home to their friends.** 

Harry W. Doubrava, Alpha Epsilon, '97, and Miss Gertrude Han- 
sen, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and a sister to DeWitt Hansen, Alpha 
Epsilon, '02, were married at Fairbury, Neb., Oct. 17, 1899. The fol- 
lowing account is taken from the Nebraska State Journal, Oct. 22, 1899: 

"The most notable social event of the year in Fairbury was the wedding of Miss 
Gertrude Hansen, only daughter of Geo. W. Hansen, President of the Harbine 
bank, to Mr. Harry Wilfred Doubrava of Chicago, at the home of the bride*s parents,. 
Tuesday evening, October 17th, at eight o*clock. Only the members of both fami- 
lies, the immediate relatives and a few near friends witnessed the marriage cere- 
mony, which was performed by the Rev. Mr. Barker of the M. E. church. * * * 

Miss Hansen was bom in Fairbury, graduated from the high school and attended 
the University of Nebraska Conservatory of Music as a pupil of Martinus Sievekmg. 
She is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity and has always been a 
social favorite. Mr. Doubrava is one of the rising young electricians and has con- 
tributed numerous articles to the electrical magazines of the country. He graduated 
with high honors from the University of Nebraska in the class of '97. He is a promi> 
nent member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He is employed by the Wagner Electrical 
Manufacturing Co., of St. Louis, and is located in Chicago at present as their electri- 
cal expert. Mr. and Mrs. Doubrava left on the midnight train for their new home 
and will be at home to their friends after November 15 at 2521 Kenmore avenue, 
Chicago, 111. 

On Wednesday, December 27, the marriage of George Frederick- 
son, Kappa Kappa, '94, and Miss Mary L. Brownlee, was solemnized 
in the Presbyterian church of Charleston, Illinois. The groom is one 
of the charter members of the revived Kappa and a prominent athlete 
of the University of Illinois. The bride is a daughter of Professor and 
Mrs. James H. Brownlee, formerly of the University of Illinois. The 
Sigma Chis present were all from Kappa Kappa and included three of 
the ushers. Grand Annotator Arms, '95, of Chicago; Frank G. Carna- 
han, '91, of Champaign, and Clarence Wheldon, '96, of Emporia, Kan- 
sas; W. A. Heath, '83, Will Roysden, '94, Will Kiler, '96, all of Cham- 
paign, were also present. 

The following account of the wedding is taken from the Charleston 
Times of Thursday, December 28. 

Miss Mary L. Brownlee of this city and Mr. George W. Frederickson of Kansas 
City were united in marriage at 8:30 last evening at the Presbyterian church. 

To Lohengrin's wedding march, two ushers, Messrs. John Frederickson of New 
Orleans and Clarence Wheldon of Emporia, Kan., entered, followed by the other 
two ushers, Messrs. Frank Camahan of Champaign and Bert Arms of Chicago. The 



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bridesmaids each entered alone, first. Miss Sadie Stewart of Albion; Miss Etta Busey of 
Urbana; Miss Ella Bridges, Chicago; and Miss Winifred Harker, Carbondale. They 
were followed by the maid of honor. Miss Elizabeth Brownlee. They were met at 
the altar by the groom and his best man, Mr. Wm. Frederickson of Chicago. 

ReY. Thos. Knox officiated, using the complete ring service. The bride was 
giyen away by her father. During the ceremony, " Beauty's Eyes '* was softly 
played. 'Vht bridal party left the church to the music of Mendelssohn's wedding 
march. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederickson left on the 12:25 a. m. train for New Orleans and will 
▼isit several other southern cities. They will be at home in Kansas City after Jan- 
uary 2|. Mr. Frederickson is Vice-President of the Kansas City Cotton Oil Com- 
pany, and is prominent in the business and social circles of Kansas City. 

Mr. Joseph R. Shannon, Alpha Epsilon, ex- '91, was married ta 
Miss Edna E. Dudley, Nov. 29, 1899. The Weeping Water Republican 
of Dec. 7, 1899, includes the following concerning the marriage: 

The marriage of Miss Edna Earl Dudley, to Dr. Joseph R. Shannon, was solemn- 
ized at the Congregational church parlors, on Wednesday evening, November 29. 

It was one of the prettiest church weddings that it has been our pleasure to- 
attend in Weeping Water. Promptly at eight o'clock Mendelssohn's beautiful wed- 
ding march pealed forth under the skillful fingers of Mrs. J. M. Teegarden, and the 
wedding party marched up the aisle, led by Rev. S. I. Hanford, the officiating clergy- 
man. Mr. Will Coglizer and Miss Fannie Breece preceded the bride and Miss 
Creda Wolcott, who were followed by the groom and Mr. George Clizbe. Rev. Mr. 
Hanford in a very simple and impressive ceremony pronounced them man and wife. 

The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Dudley. The groom has 
made his home here for about three years, and has won to himself a host of friends 
both in social and business circles. As a dentist, his attention to business and 
excellent work, have built up for him a fine business. 

Dr. and Mrs. Shannon will be at home to their friends at the home of Mrs. 
Dudley, after this week, having arrived from their wedding trip on Tuesday. 



OBITUARY. 

The Nebraska State Journal^ Sunday, Sept. 17, 1899, contained the 
following: 

"The funeral of Joseph H. Mallalieu, late Clerk of the District Court, was held 
yesterday at 3 p. m., from the family residence, 627 South 13th street. Mr. Mallalieu 
was a member of Masonic Lodge, No. 54, which attended in a body and took charge 
of the funeral services at the house and at the grave. John S. Bishop conducted the 
services on behalf of the Masons, and was assisted by Rev. H. O. Rowlands, who 
offered prayer. Miss Childs rendered the music. The floral tributes were unusually 
beautiful and profuse, the casket being covered with American beauty roses. The 
funeral was very largely attended, the attorneys of the city being present almost ta< 
s man. The pall-bearers were Lew Marshall, Charles Burr, W. F. Keliey, John. 
Pixon, of Nebraska City, and Burt Wheeler and Fred White, of Omaha." 



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The following resolutions were passed by Alpha Epsilon Chapter 
on the death of Brother Joseph H.Mallalieu, Alpha Epsilon: 

Whereas, It bat pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst our much 
beloved brother, Joseph H. Mallalieu, of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter, and 

Whereas, We, the members of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of the Sigma Chi 
Fraternity, deem it proper to place on record our testimonial of his marked, manly 
and cultivated worth as a Sigma Chi; be it therefore 

Resolved, That in the death of Joseph H. Mallaiieu our Fraternity and this Chap- 
ter loses a genial, zealous and loyal broUier, an honest and upright man, whose virtues 
endeared himself not only to his brethren, but to all who knew him, and one whose 
genius and accomplishments made him an ornament to his profession, a brilliant 
member of society and an honor to Sigma Chi; and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family; that a copy be 
spread upon our Chapter records, and that a copy be sent to each of the daily papers, 
and also that a copy be published in the Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

L. R. EWART, 
O. G. HORNE, 

A. A. BiscHOF, 
Committeg. 

J. Blanc Monroe, Alpha Omicron, writes as follows regarding the 
•death of Brother Wm. H. Monette, of that chapter: 

" For the second time within the short space of twelve months the hand of death 
has stricken Alpha Omicron Chapter. It becomes my sad duty to inclose to you for 
insertion in the next issue of the Quarterly the resolutions of this Chapter on the 
•death of a loyal brother and worthy Sigma Chi, W. H. Monette, an initiate of the Eta 
Chapter, but a member of Alpha Omicron since 1898. By the loss of this man, and 
by that of Brother W. H. Hayward, we are deeply grieved, but to our grief there 
comes this grain of comfort, that of both we may say: ' He was in every sense a 
man, thank God.' " 

Alpha Omicron Chapter passed resolutions as follows: 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to take from us, in the spring time of 
his life and when the future held forth to him its richest promises, our beloved and 
lamented brother, William H. Monette, and 

Whereas, We feel deeply our loss and the loss which the Fraternity has sus- 
tained in bis death. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we, the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity, moura 
the loss of a true and upright man and of a loyal brother, and of one, who, by his life, 
has lifted his brothers toward the attainment of their ideals, and has added lustre to 
the white cross of Sigma Chi; and be it 

Resolved, That we condole with Eta, the chapter of his cUma mater, in this, oar 
common loss; and be it 

Resolved, That we do extend our most heartfelt sympathy to his bereaved family 
in this time of affliction; and be it further 

Resolved, That we drape our badge in mourning for a period of thirty days, and 
that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of Alpha Omicron Chapter, 



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and be pablished in the Sigma Chi Quarterly, in the Tulane Collegian and ia 
the Olive and Blue, 

Sigma Chi Lodge, February 5, 190a Douglas Forsyth, 

Samuel Logan, 
J. Blanc Monroe, 
Committee, 

Eta Chapter also adopted resolutions as follows: 

Whereas, It has pleased the Supreme Being in His infinite wisdom to remove 
from our midst our beloved brother, W. H. Monette, of Eta and Alpha Omicron 
Chapters, be it therefore 

Resolved, That by the death of Brother Monette, Eta Chapter loses a true and 
loyal brother, and Sigma Chi Fraternity a zealous member, one whose virtue endeared 
bim to all who knew him; and be it 

Resolved, That each member of this Chapter drape his badge in mourning; be it 
farther 

Resolved, That we hereby tender our heartfelt sympathy to his relatives in their 
sore bereavement; and, lastly, be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the relatives of our deceased 
brother, to Alpha Omicron Chapter, and to the Sigma Chi Quarterly; and that a 
copy be spread upon the records of this Chapter. 

A. G. Roane, 
H. O. Leonard, 
S. Young, 

Committee, 

Mrs. B. C. Ader, the mother of Hon. Frank D. Ader, Theta Theta, 
88, died at the home of her son in Greencastle, Ind., January 2Sth, 1900. 
Mrs. Ader had three grandsons, who are members of Sigma Chi^ 
Arthur J. Hamrick, Xi, '98; David Sherfey, Xi, '94, and Charles Ham- 
rick, Xi, '01. 

The following account of Theodore H. N. McPherson, a charter 
member of old Iota, '59, is taken from the Shippensburg, Pa., News: 

"Information was received in Shippensburg Friday morning, Jan. 12th, that 
Theodore H. N. McPherson, Esq., had died at the Buckingham Hotel, Washington,. 
D. C that morning; from tubercular consumption, after being confined to his room 
about one month. 

" Theodore Horatio Nevin McPherson was bom near Middle Spring, Pa., Feb, 
If), 1836. He graduated from Jefferson College in 1859, and soon after was admitted 
to the bar. 

" On October 5, 1861, he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company B» 
107th Pennsylvania Regiment, and participated in the battles of Second Bull Run» 
South Mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg. Owing to ill health Lieutenant 
McPherson resigned on January 12, 1863. 

** After retiring he took a sea voyage on a sailing vessel in the hope of regain- 
ing his impaired health. During the voyage the crew mutinied, and the captain^ 
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abled condition the vessel drifted into the harbor of Gibraltar. Mr. McPherson par- 
tially regained his health and returned home. 

" He settled in Washington, D. C, where he resumed the practice of law. He 
gave particular attention to cases before the Supreme Court and Court of Claims. 

" Mr. McPherson was never married." 

Jas. Nicolas Edmundson, Theta Theta, '89, died at San Antonio, 
Texas, about December 15, after having been in poor health for several 
months. 

Charles Philip Krauth, Jr., Theta '70, died at his home in Pitts- 
"burg, December 27. The following obituary is taken largely from the 
Philadelphia Record: 

Charles Philip Krauth was well known in Philadelphia, although for many years 
he had made his residence in Pittsburg, where he died Wednesday, December 27th. 
Mr. Krauth was a son of the late Dr. Charles Porterfield Krauth, formerly Vice- 
Provost of the University of Pennsylvania. He was fifty-one years old, and a 
graduate of the college department of the university in the class of 1869. After 
•completing his college course he spent eight years in Germany where he studied 
mining engineering. For some time Mr. Krauth was the head of a department in the 
Pullman Palace Car Company in Boston, but for some years past has been the Sec- 
retary of the McConway-Torley Company. He was a man of many accomplishments, 
having much of the fine literary talent of his distinguished father, being an accom- 
plished writer of English, a fine German scholar and an excellent musician. It was 
probably as a stamp collector that Mr. Krauth was most widely known, he having 
been a member of many philatelic societies both in this country and in Europe. He 
was a director in the American Philatelic Society and Secretary of the International 
Organization. He was also President of the Twin City Philatelic Society. 

F. J. Fitzwilham, Gamma, ex-'63, of Chicago, III., died Dec. 23, 
1900. A Bloomington paper furnishes the following: 

" Capt. Francis J. Fitzwilliam died Saturday morning in a Chicago hospital. He 
was bom July 11, 1840, in Bainbridge, Ohio. After receiving a common school eda- 
^cation at that place he took up his studies in the Ohio Wesleyan University. While 
attending the university the civil war broke out and the students immediately raised 
a company of which he was commissioned first lieutenant and took part in many of 
the hardest fought battles of the war, including Perryville, Stone River, Lookout 
Mountain, Kenesaw and Atlanta, after which battle he became its captain. 

" All of his comrades spoke of him as a gallant soldier and said he was to be 
found where the fighting was the hardest. 

" Mr. Fitzwilliam was married January 25, 1866, to Lucretia M. Reed, of London, 
Madison county, O. She was an estimable woman and died several years aga 
They removed to this city in 1866, and Mr. Fitzwilliam immediately embarked in 
business, which was continued until 1890 when he removed to Chicago. 

" Five years ago he was united in marriage to Sarah E. Raymond, for many 
-years the superintendent of schools of this city. He belonged to the Royal Arcanum. 

" Mr. Fitzwilliam was the owner of large property interests in Chicago and in 
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James H. Smart, President of Purdue University since 1884, who 
became a member of Lambda Chapter in 1876, died February 21* 
Although President Smart had been in poor health for some time, his 
<leath was rather unexpected. A somewhat extended biography will 
be given in the next Quarterly. Delta Delta Chapter, at a special 
meeting February 21, passed the following resolutions: 

Whereas, Id the providence of Almighty God our dear friend and brother, 
President James H. Smart, has been taken from ui, having died at his home, Lafayette, 
Ind^ February 21, 1900, be it 

Resolved^ By the Delta Delta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity that, by the 
•death of President Smart the University has lost an able, conscientious, and upright 
President, the state an eminent citizen, the members of this Fraternity a warm hearted, 
generous friend and brother, the community a kind neighbor, and an ennobling 
Influence, his family a most tender, loving, and faithful husband and father. 

Resolved, That we deeply deplore his untimely death because of his worth as a 
man, a citizen, and a brother, and tender to his family our sincere sympathy and 
condolence in their great bereavement. 

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of Presi- 
dent Smart, and that they be published in the Sigma Chi Quarterly. 



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G>IIege and Fraternity Notesu 

The last number of the Lyre of Alpha Chi Omega announces 
the establishment of the Iota Chapter of the fraternity. This is at 
the University of Illinois and makes the ninth chapter of that musical 
literary fraternity. 

Would that the chapter or associate editors of all fraternity mag- 
azines were as unselfish and loyal to the interests of their publications 
as the corresponding secretary whose promptness under most 
trying difficulties is thus editorially commended in the January issue of 
XhtAnchora of Delta Gamma: 

" Daring the course of publication of the current Anchora an example of fidel- 
ity to trust even in the midst of personal grief has come directly under our notice 
and will \ovl% prove an inspiration in our own work. Just after the Thanksgiviag 
holidays one of our most faithful associates was suddenly called home to the bedside 
of her small brother, whose death occurred a few days before the date of sending 
in Anchora manuscript. At the appointed time» however, when several other let- 
ters were delayed for far less serious reasons, our loyal Delta Ganuna sent her chap- 
ter letter and a literary contribution, together with a short note of apology for their 
suspected mistakes. We sincerely congratulate her chapter as well as our whole 
fraternity upon the possession of even a single member with so unselfish a sense of 
personal responsibility.'* 

The Kappa Alpha Theta chronicles the arrival of the EUusis and 
comments concerning it thus: 

"The EUusis is the official organ of Chi Omega, a woman's Greek letter society 
with three chapters in the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., Jessamine Col- 
lege, Nicholasville, Ky., and Hellmuth Woman's College, London, Ont. Chi Omega 
was founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas, the chapter at Jessamine College 
was established in '98, and that at Hellmuth Woman's College in '99. One of the 
founders gives the following reason for the establishment of the new society. 'The 
founders felt that inasmuch as the existing general fraternities for young women were 
practically sectional and would only in exceptionally rare instances enter Southern 
institutions, a fraternity planned on purely national lines would be not only a novelty 
but a success.' " 

Various plans are used by fraternities to ensure if possible a firm 
financial basis for their respective magazines, with varying degrees of 
success. The Key of Kappa Kappa Gamma contains editorially the 
following clipping concerning the plan devised by two other sororities: 
"To show the membere of Kappa Kappa Gamma how tenderly they have bees 
treated, the Key calles attention to two facts gleaned from iht Anchora and the Tti- 



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dii^' f ir^ tlu|( U^e jUfhora ^^uire% each, A^^^e E^itpr-nipDe n^(;mberii(Q9i c^d^ 
chaptec-T^o 8ecui;e i\t k^ast tc^ doUs^ra ^o^ ol adverUf^^^cuiitf ui^lega h^r ^i^ipt^r bi^ 
too distant from Baltk^ore. in w^ch ca^e ten alumn«i ^ub^qptions may. be lyabsti- 
tnted. Second^ that a province convention of Delta Delta Delta recommends that 
The Trideni assessment be one dollar, or one dollar and twenty-five cent^ pe^ capita 
on active and alliance members^ and that the deficit be made uf by t^e chapters of 
DelU DelU Delta in general.** 

The Cadficius of Kappa Sigma chronicles the addition of twp n^w 
chapters to its frateroity roll, Beta, Eta Chapter at the Alabs^ma Poly* 
tecbnic Institute and Beta Theta at lodiana State University. The 
editorial advice to the new chapters is as fpllo^s: 

" Remenaber that a single day or a single act cannot make success. The rise and 
progress ol a fraternity chapter are not meteoric, ai^d oi^ the other hand \ single 
misfortune or set-back does not constitute failure. The steadiness and consi^rvatiiiixi 
which surround a chapter's growth make its best hope for permanence; and the sur- 
eH way to become a potent factor in the college life, ;^d a recognized influence in 
the Greek world is steadily and consistently to pursue a cour^ of dignified conduct 
that ifiU commend the chapter to all connected with the institution at vhich it \% 
established. Time will bring iu reward, all the higher and more lasting for th^ man- 
i^r of its attainn^ent The hollow pretense to superiority reared in a day or a week 
mpst cnmible; the endiuring structure of care s^id cpna^rvative vigor, built wjth the 
OQoau^it energy of months will live." 

Delta Upsilon held its convention with the Michigan chapter. 
All the chapters were represented excepting Stanford and California, 
and it is understood that these chapters were disciplined for not tend- 
ing representatives. A charter was granted to the University of 
Toronto. One other petition was received from fifteen students at 
Dartmouth, which may be granted them as soon as their membership 
is uearer that of the average at Dartmouth. 

The last issue of the Delia Upsilon Quarterly is a Middlebury. Cen* 
tennial number. Rev. Charles Sheldon, the much-advertised editor of 
the Tepeka Capital is a member of the fraternity, Brown, '83. 

T^e Kappa Alpha Joumat, in connection with its intention to 
pursue a more liberal policy in its relations to other fraternities than 
has recently been its custom, s^nnounces the ]:evival of its fraternity 
notes department 

"It it doubtless true that fraternity life is more pleasant and profitable in those 
insdtutioos where there exists a cordial inter-fratemity i^pirit. We are laborers in a 
common vineyard* emulating the noble and the true. Each has at heart the better- 
ment of oar race. We are allies, if not brothers. 

"Hence* we feel justified in devoting a few pages ol our journal, in fotnre issoet, 
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'we are only a part This it not a departure from, but a reversion to, the original 
policy of our journal, which was changed by our immediate predecessor. We have 
«een the workings of both policies and prefer the old beaten paths.** 

Beta Beta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma at St. Lawrence Uni- 
versity, N. Y., whose charter was withdrawn in 1898 by the Grand 
Council of that sorority and which secured an injunction against Miss 
Mary T. Hull, editor of the Key, forbidding her to consummate the 
withdrawal or omission of the chapter from publications edited by her, 
lias commenced the publication of the Latch-String to be issued quar- 
terly for at least one year, and as much longer as the exigencies of the 
case require. Its introduction states its purposes and aims thus: 

" The Latch'SMng extends greeting to all readers and begs a fair consideraton 
•of its contents. Its publication is undertaken primarily to keep in touch with our 
•own alumnae and to afford a medium through which we can place before the general 
Kappa alumnae the facts in relation to the attempt of the Grand Council to withdraw 
the charter of Beta Beta. 

** The alternative presented to the chapter by the arbitrary conduct of the Grand 
Council was, either by silence to admit that the charges against Beta Beta were true, 
•or to show that they were false by appealing to the court, the only tribunal left There 
is not now, and there never was, any truth in the charges formulated by the Grand 
Council either in May or August, 1898. The result of the trial between the Grand 
Council and the chapter has been the complete vindication of the chapter. The 
•decision of the court is given verbatim in this issue, and the opinion of the judge is 
issued as a supplement. No apology is necessary from the chapter to the fraternity 
on account of the course pursued by the chapter. If any reader has any doubt as to 
•the absolute necessity cast upon the chapter by the conduct of the Grand Coundl« 
we shall be pleased to clear it away. Many of the alumnae may not be familiar with 
the early history of the case. We will gladly forward upon request a pamphlet 
Issued by Beta Beta August i, 1898, giving full and correct information, much of 
it documentary, up to the time of the issue of the second series of charges. We will 
also send on request, for circulation among the alumnae, copies of the testimony 
given at the trial held at Canton on the 3d of March last. 

" What is justice in New York is justice in Massachusetts, in Illinois, in Minne- 
sota and in Ohio. That the courts of these states will, as fast as the case is presented 
to them, decide as the court has done in New York, there can be no doubt. Miss 
Richmond and the other non-resident members of the Grand Council refused to 
appear in this action, and Miss Richmond, as will be seen by her official letter in 
another column, counsels disobedience to the decision of the court by everyone not 
bound by the judgment. Miss Richmond's attitude in the matter, not Beta Beta's, 
is bringing censure upon the fraternity and endangering its existence. Beta Beta 
will not rest until the unjust and unlawful proceedings against her are withdrawn or 
declared void. We take no pleasure in this strife, but we are fully sensible of the 
wrong done us. We value the good opinion of each member of Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, but the admiration and affection we have had for the fraternity have been 
well nigh smothered under the wrongs heaped upon us by those who should have 
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" It it the design of the Laich-^tring to tell the facti about this unfortuiute con- 
tioversy with oid-fathioned directness and truth.'* 

A contributor to The Trident oi Delta Delta Delta, under the head 
of "Kindly Advice to Upper Classmen," includes the following: 

" It is very natural that most of the fraternity work of the chapter should fall into 
the hands of the upper classmen. Their experience is wider, they understand better 
the workings of the fraternity, and there is a general feeling that they should 'run* 
the fraternity while the sophomores and freshmen have only to run along at their 
heels. She, who is in the fraternity longest, will probably know the most about 
fraternity matters, and therefore will be most competent to direct and manage^ 
Initiate the freshman into the work as soon as she is initiated into the fraternity, let 
the sophomore represent the fraternity in college afiEairs, and never do anything 
yourself because it is too much bother to explain how to do it to some one else.** 

The last issue of the Phi Gamma Delta announces the return of 
the publication to its original character of a monthly publication of 
eight numbers a year. It says editorially concerning the change: 

''This was the form originally given it when it was little more than a sixteen and 
thirty-two page pamphlet issued from Delaware, Ohio. From this humble beginning 
in 1878, it grew to a good sized periodical in the early 8o*s and continued as such until 
it met an untimely demise while under the editorship and control of the Grcencastle 
Chapter. Since then it has been published in quarterly form in New York for three 
years, and after under the present management The new series inaugurated by the 
present number is to consist of htt open and three secret issues. The former are to- 
contain such matters of public and general interest as have heretofore occupied the 
pages of the Quarterly, while the secret issues are to contain the minutes of the 
convention, a printed list of all the members of the Fraternity, both active and inactive*. 
and a June issue containing a full and complete report of the condition of the frater- 
nity issued by the Archon Grammateus." 

A recent Beta Theta Pi contains the following pertinent editorial 
relating to an altogether too prevalent habit of associate editors in 
more than one institution. 

" When a corresponding secretary writes that his chapter in the fall campaigi^ 
has not ' lost a man we bid,' or that ' this year we are looking for quality and not 
quantity,* we are pretty sure that the chapter has met defeat in the contest. Whea 
we receive such a letter we expect to find (and we are rarely disappointed) in the 
letters of the corresponding secretaries of rival chapters, as pubMihedin their journals^ 
mch items as thse: 'After a hard fight we secured eight good men; the Betas have 
two,* or ' the fraternity material was abundant this year. We have initiated eight 
men, the Phis have seven, the Deltas nine, and the Betas three.' For several years 
we have preached the value of truthfulness and candor in chapter letters. State- 
ments about ' quality,* when the chapter tried for 'quantity,' and didn't get it, deceive 
BO one, not even the secretary who writes the letter.*' 

Regarding the Pan-Hellenic council at Cornell, which was held a» 
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<6utd6or frolic ^Vecedirrg M^ ibitiatlbA, ^e ^Otldtl Thfeta Delia Chi 
concludes editorially: 

** The fntemitiet agreed one and all that, whether offenders or not, theyr woold 
pledge themselves that no suc^ iexercises, outdpors or indoors, should thereafter form 
any p^rt of their initiations. Accotdingly eath fraternity ient a communid^tion to 
the hnivenrfty faculty contalx^g ibuch a pledge, and it knky Mt presumed tti4t for tbt 
Ifuture ^Ifl 'dang;erou8 ^d)uncts to fraternity initiations ^1 ht oinltted at Cornell. ¥hii 
b as ft IrtiOUld be. Fratemldes exist for a seriods purpose, llieir Ynill^tldi^ Wie, or 
should t>e, a Seirfous Or even solemn ceremony, cMcalated to impi^eii the n6Vi%Ute 
'4dtk ctie ikaiednesh of the tfe he^ tormfng and the wetghtlii^ft of t^e responsifttiides 
he Ik \ftndertak!ng. Everything thkt dfetractk froi^ that is kd ekcresence boon tiie 
fratertiftV isysteiA knd ai injuty to ft. The Cornell frkterbitfei are to Jife csbigrk^. 
latei itipofi Che Wisdom i!hey have ishown In thi& disposing of a troublesome lind 
4ange^us matter. If thtk )k an 6itimplie ot the good that may be iirrougtii by ia I^jbq- 
Hellenic council by all means let as have more of them." 

The tast number olE the Shield oi Phi Kappa Psi chronicrcs the 
<leath 6f Dr. Rbtfert LoWry, Bucknell, '54, whose hymns made hun 
lamou's. Amo'njg other songs he was the author of "Shall We 'Gather 
at the River?", " Where is My Boy Tonight?" and "1 Need Thee Every 
Hoar." 

At Coll^ and Randolph-Macon the fraternities ' fish ' for new men. 
The rushing Reason kt Vermont is the ' horse-shedding ' timre; Ht f>ftr- 
ikibtith ft ii * thirttiitog ' %ei*6n. Al Randolph-Micbn tire find a tju^r 
¥yho&ym ?or *thc terms last named; ft ii * bugging.' • Goating ' is llie 
word at Virginia and Washington and Lee. ' Goat ' is also used as a 
noun, as is ' fish ' at Colby. ' Spike ' is a noun at tome colleges in the 
west. All these mean a freshman or other student who has been ' bid ' 
find 'may apply to him even for a white after he has been • swung.* — 
tTie SiroU ot Pfei Delta Tiieti. 

Alphk Tau Omega has certificates of fraternity membership Which 
teay ht dbttiinid by its membek^ frbm the grand preisidin^ b^ccAr kt 
$$.00 each. Theta Delt^ Chi Is considering the Idea. 

Thfe becembet Record 61 Sigihi Alpha Eptildn gives the vlewi 6t a 
ibember of that traterhity upon initiation methodsi in an article 
defending the almost general custom of " horse pla^ " as aprdhntnary 
part of initiationii, from which we clip a portion as foltoWS: 

Tt is traditfonal that the eni^ance Into s college fraternity Is over i thctUiy *?o^ 
Any tendency to do awty with s^ch portions of the itahistion A ^frectly opposed 'to 
the hlf tory and policy of the Greek letter society idea. From time immen^prial one 
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inspire grater reverend Slid Xtifot, luid we are fold be waa led into the temple 
where he is^apVaJitibnVlieard clap's of thiinder anil received blows from wiseea 
hands. It tk ^ch methods that tiave ever been a distinctive feature of secret society 
initiations, diM.ltl none more th«n !n college fraternities. The candidate himself not 
only expects a hlrd tfme, but is disappointed if hfs expiectations are not realized. If 
there Is a line wfi^ (he iPpMege faculties should stand and say, "Thus far and no 
farther/' we grant it should be at the dan^ter line. With the innocent and harmless 
frivolities they have no right to interfere. The fact that the rites may not tend to 
awakes serions-mindedness has no weight; for let it be rem^t)ered%iat 

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THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Vol. XIX. JUNE, 1900. No. 3. 



SIGMA CHI IN CONGRESS. 

THE FRATERNITY REPRESENTED BY SIX ALUMNI IN THE NATIONAL 
LEGISLATIVE HALLS. 

BY E. LEE TRINKLE, SIGMA SIGMA, '92-6, PSI *96-8. 

Sigma Chi is no longer a fraternal order extending iqto a limited* 
field of usefulness, but we find its influence, lofty teachings and hon- 
orable basic principles acting as an anchor and guiding star in all con- 
cerns of life, whether they chance to fall in the category of public or 
private duties. 

The halls of the national congress were thrown open, early in* 
December last, to welcome those returning officials, who by their act- 
ive, never tiring and always earnest devotion to the tenets of their 
respective creeds, have been permitted by their constituents to grow 
old in the public service. Along with these sages of matters political 
the nation triumphantly witnessed the incoming of many new and 
peculiarly constructed forms and faces, and even more remarkable 
embryonic aspirants for worldly praise and self-sacrificing deeds than 
hitherto have surrendered their lives and talents for the benefaction 
of suffering humanity. 

Scarcely had the speaker's gavel called the fifty-sixth session to 
order before an unprecedented and most extraordinary situation was 
experienced, consequent upon the attempted swearing in of the now 
famous and as equally ridiculous character, known as Brigham Rob- 
erts, the man with many wives and many troubles. The disposition 
and wise solution of this entangling proposition served, however, to 
establish and proclaim in undoubted tones that attention is ever ready 
to be given to threatened honor, the respect borne by our people 
for the purity of womanhood, as well as to utter the rebuke which 
shall ever be served to those who so wilfully offer an encroachment 
upon the inviolability of married life. 

In the Senate we have heard fall words of great length and multi- 
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numerous illusions and delusions, thrust upon us by the erudition and 
subtlety of the arguments both pro and can the all absorbing topics of 
expansion and imperialism. It was this theme that gave Senator 
Beveridge, Indiana's rather youthful statesman, a subject to discuss 
with an unusual degree of force and eloquence. It was during his 
arraignment of the non-believers of expansion that his trembling lips 
gave utterance to the following already recognized gem of oratory, 
which deals with America's duty to go forward in the subjugation of 
the Filipinos: "Blind indeed is he who sees not the hand of God in 
events so vast, so harmonious, so benign. Reactionary indeed is the 
mind that perceives not that this vital people is the strongest of sav- 
ing forces in the world; that our place therefore is at the head of the 
constructing and redeeming nations of the earth; and that to stand 
aside while events march on is a surrender of our interests, a betra}^! 
of our duty as blind as it is base. Craven indeed is the heart that 
fears to perform a work so golden and so noble, that dares not win a 
glory so immortal." It was the foregoing passage which caused the 
venerable and erudite Senator Hoar from Massachusetts to rise unex- 
pectedly from his seat and pour forth such all powerful and almost 
indisputable words of reason and wisdom. As he stood so firm, so 
erect, his gray locks shaking as he would become especially enrapt 
in any particular line of his thoughts; he pealed forth with his "silver 
voice " in response to the senator from Indiana that " he had heard 
the eloquent description of wealth and glory and commerce and trade," 
but that " he had listened in vain for those words which the American 
people have ever been wont to take upon their lips in every solemn 
crisis of their history," and that while all was " calculated to excite 
the imagination of the youth seeking wealth or the youth charmed by 
the dream of empire, still the words Right, Justice, Duty, and Free- 
dom were absent." The currency bill has brought forth many new 
stars and awakened our country to the realization that talent among 
American statesmanship has not all vanished as some would brazenly 
contend. 

The preceding remarks have doubtless caused all to wonder what 
connection they have with the subject of this article, viz.: " Sigma Chi 
in Congress." While admitting the departure from the head lines, we 
trust it may be excused upon the grounds that the writer wishes to 
impress upon the minds of the doubting the certain fact that it is 
to be deemed a peculiarly singular honor to be counted as a member 
of the fifty-sixth congress, which has had and will continue to have 
questions of such unusual interest and vital importance for their 



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deliberation, the ultimate solution of which may determine an onward 
and upward march for our nation or a beginning of that decline which 
has brought so many people from oriental splendor to an almost 
absolute oblivion. 

Five wearers of the White Cross of Sigma Chi are to be seen on the 
floor of the House of Representatives this session, while one serves as 
sergeant-at-arms for the Senate. Only an attempt, however, will be 
made to give a short, concise and necessarily incomplete sketch of the 
lives of these gentlemen, but what is said, we trust, will be of some 
comfort to the struggling, of some encouragement to all, and a stimu- 
lant to the political honor-seeker and a source of greater service to the 
Fraternity and the individual. 

THOMAS SPIGHT. 

The Honorable Thomas Spight was born, reared, and is still a res- 
ident of Ripley, Tappah county, Mississippi. His name appears 
among the list of charter members of " Old Sigma " Chapter, which 
had its birth at La Grange (Tenn.) Synodical College in i860, which 
chapter had only a few months of existence, due to the changes 
wrought by the civil war. It was while a matriculate of the above 
institution that Robert E. Lee sounded, as did Joshua of old, his war- 
blast and called so many of the South's boys to battle for the " land of 
their love." 

Thomas Spight, his father having just died, answered the sum- 
mons and at eighteen we find him a mere private in the Confederate 
Army, but ere he had reached the age of twenty-one his comrades 
recognized his courage and ability as a leader, so he was chosen cap- 
tain, being the youngest officer of that rank in the famous Walthall 
Brigade. We find him a participant in nearly all the battles fought in 
the western department. He was twice wounded and the last time 
was July 22, 1864, when he was found shot and bleeding on the battle- 
field of Atlanta. Not waiting for a full recovery, he rejoined his com- 
pany and not until he, in command of his regiment, 34th Mississippi 
Infantry, surrendered at Greensboro, N. C, in April, 1865, did he give 
up the defense of his Southland. Returning home he found his father's 
estate swept away by the "horrors of war," and it was while teaching 
school and farming he began the study of law and was admitted to the 
practice of his chosen profession. 

For six years, 1874 to 1880, Brother Spight represented his county 
in the state legislature, during which time he was the father of many 
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elector on the Hancock ticket, which focts show that he has been and 
always will be a staunch Democrat 

The SouiAem Sentinel W3,s founded and edited by him from 1879 till 
1884. At the latter date he was elected district attorney of the third 
judicial district of his state, which position he held until 1892, when he 
voluntarily retired. Thomas Spight, like many others, met with de- 
feat, and in 1894 and in 1896 his name was placed before the Democrat 
convention for its congressional nomination, but foilure was his lot; 
yet he did not give up and was elected to fill an unexpired term in the 
fifty-fifth congress, was re-elected in 1898, and has made himself a recog- 
nized member by his able and well drawn speech in opposition to the 
retention of the Philippine Islands, and was appointed by Speaker 
Henderson to serve as a committeeman on merchant marine and fish- 
eries and invalid pensions. 

Henry R. Spight, a member of Eta, University of Mississippi, who 
graduated in the department of law in 1899, is a son of the subject of 
this sketch and is now acting as secretary to his father. 

Brother Spight informs the writer that there are two mottoes 
which he has persistently and without exception followed, and upon 
these two rules he bases whatever of success he may have achieved and 
recommends them to all Sigma Chis for their guidance, one being " Dare 
always to do right," and the other reads " Never give up." 

FRANK A. MCLAIN. 

The Honorable Frank A, McLain was born in 1853 and reared on 
a farm in Amite county, Mississippi, within a few miles of where he 
now resides. He was initiated into the mysteries of Sigma Chi at Eta, 
University of Mississippi, from which institution he graduated with 
the degree of bachelor of arts in 1874. After this, teaching was his 
means of support. His spare moments, however, were devoted to the 
study of legal lore, until 1880, when his law sign first floated to the 
breezes in Liberty, Mississippi. 

After only one year of practice at the bar he was nominated by 
the Democratic county convention for the state legislature, and for two 
years his advice and counsel were given to the advancement of his 
state. After the expiration of his first term as a legislator, his well 
grounded knowledge of the law was so generally recognized as to elect 
him for three successive periods of four years each as district attorney 
for his judicial district, he being successful over four strong competi- 
tors in his first trial. He was elected without opposition for his last 
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this period he so gracefully and unconsciously ingratiated himself into 
the hearts and admiration of his constituency by his undoubted 
uprightness, purity of purpose and indomitable perseverance in carry- 
ing out any and all matters placed under his charge for solution,^ that 
he was unanimously nominated by the executive committee, and 
elected without opposition, receiving every vote cast, to fill out the 
unexpired term in the fifty-fifth congress of William Franklin Love, 
whose seat death made vacant in October, 1898. 

Brother McLain needed but the trial to more fully display his 
innate ability and natural fitness for national as well as local legislation. 
Time passed, and when his district was seeking a fit person to 
represent its interests in the fifty-sixth congress, public opinion at once 
centered upon Frank A. McLain and when the ballots were counted 
his re-election was announced, he having received more votes than his 
three opponents combined. One peculiar feature of Mr. McLain's 
career is that in the many minor and major offices to which it has been 
his lot to aspire, he has never yet met with defeat, and this one state- 
ment within itself expresses his character and position among those 
who know him best. The speech which has probably given him more 
notoriety and respect than any other was delivered by him on Decem- 
ber 14th last upon the very important financial bill. One can but 
detect the depth of feeling and warmth of soul of the man when read- 
ing his loving tributes of respect to the memory of his dead fellow- 
statesmen. Senator Walthald and Congressman W. F. Love. , 

Brother McLain gives testimony from his own lips to the fact that 
individual members of Sigma Chi have earnestly aided him in all his 
official aspirations, and that he considers the date of his initiation into 
the order one of his wisest steps towards whatever of success may be 
ascribed to him. 

JOSEPH EARLSTON THROPP. 

The Honorable Joseph Earlston Thropp was born at Valley 
Forge, Chester county, Pennsylvania. He was an attendant upon the 
public schools of his native city until a larger field was necessary for 
the proper development of his naturally bright mind, when he was 
sent to Friend Central High School in Philadelphia. In 1868 we find 
his name among the list of graduates in the civil engineering depart- 
ment of the Polytechnic College of the State of Pennsylvania. It was 
at the last named college that he became a member of Upsilon Chapter 
of Sigma Chi. His first place of service after graduation was in Minne- 
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sion, be was promoted to the rank of division engineer, within the 
remarkably short space of sixteen months, although it made him the 
youngest man of that rank in the employ of the L. S. & M. R. R. 

In 1870 bis advancing and thrifty disposition led bim into a lucrative 
iron business. Scarcely had two years passed before he was a partner, 
and in 1889 we find him the purchaser of the enormous coal and ore 
property of the Everett Iron Company. His career has made him a 
part and parcel of most all of the movements undertaken by the citizens 
of Pennsylvania in behalf of the development of the vast mineral 
resources of the state. He was on the committee of legislation of the 
Eastern Pig Iron Association and we discover him to be one of the 
organizers of the American Protective Tariff League, being at present 
its second vice-president. His business sagacity has placed him upon 
other committees and as a member of other associations so numerous 
that we shall only call attention to his connection with the Manufact- 
urers' Club of Philadelphia and let imagination lead the readers as to 
what other posts of responsibility he has held. At the age of twenty- 
eight he was urged to announce his candidacy for congress, but believing 
that he could be of more service to his state and his individual interests 
in private life, positively would not allow his name to be considered until 
1898, when three nominations had been offered and refused by him. 
His creed is that of Republicanism and never yet has he swayed from 
its teachings. There is, in all probability, no member of the present 
session more burdened with pressure of exacting duty than Mr. Thropp, 
for in addition to his own personal affairs, his labors are increased by 
his appointment on the committees of manufactures. Pacific railroads 
and claims. This sketch may possibly serve the purpose of demon- 
strating the truth that though one may not be a member of the " talk- 
ing," and in the words of another, " bluffing " profession of law, never- 
theless, he may become associated with the publicly honored and 
greatly admired political world. 

ARCHIBALD LYBRAND. 

The Honorable Archibald Lybrand dates his birth in the year 1840, 
at Tarlton, Pickaway county, Ohio. When seventeen years of age he 
migrated to Delaware, and from there he hails at present. The finish- 
ing touches of his education were received at the Ohio Wesleyan 
University, and it was there he became an initiate of Gamma Chapter 
of Sigma Chi. 

When the Civil War broke out, "Arch." Lybrand, having just 
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Volunteer Infantry, to which company he belonged but a 
when in obedience to orders, he was transferred to Comp 
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with the dignified title of first 
For one year only he served his country in this position, t 
promoted for valiant and heroic service to captain, 
lot to give orders and face shot and shell in the battles of ] 
tain. Cross Keys, Second Bull Run, Cedar Mountain, Free 
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga and the bati 
Atlanta campaign. While acting as aide-de-camp on the s 
Joseph Hooker, he had the extraordinary honor of being a 
in the battle of Lookout Mountain, better known as " Hoc 
above the Clouds." 

After peace had been declared he returned to Delaws 
until 1871, thirty-one years after birth, did he begin the 
law. The Delaware Chair Company which has assumed sue 
portions and offers such enormous output to the furniture 
been guided from a comparatively small concern up to 
standing by the wisdom and business judgment and f 
Brother Lybrand. In 1896, after long urging and with 
amount of persistent refusals on his part, he finally co 
accept the nomination for congress and 4t is needless to s; 
tion was easily achieved. So fruitful was his first two year 
life, that in 1898 he was returned to the fifty-sixth session, 
total of more votes than his two strong opponents could 
uniting their joint strength. 

In the estimation of the Republican party his standing 
shown by his name appearing as one ot the committemen u 
judgment the nation relies for wholesome advice as to 
marine and fisheries, private land claims and revision of th 

HENRY ALLEN COOPER. 

The Honorable Henry Allen Cooper was born in 
county, Wisconsin, and his home is now in Racine. The j 
infancy and youth up to the date of his entrance into college 
out any special feature of peculiar interest. In 1873 he was 
graduates of Northwestern University, and it is here that 
name entered in the Omega Chapter list as a follower of the \\ 
His legal studies were pursued at Union College of Law, Ct 
in 1875 ^^ w^s the recipient of the degree of bachelor of lav 
he was chosen to serve his county as attorney, which positi< 
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lational Republican convention. After a lengthy and service- 
ord as a member of the board of education of his city, we fol- 
i through a term in the state senate which ended in 1889. His 
3ns were turned toward a membership in the fifty-fourth ses- 
congress and his anticipations were not only realized in that 
but he still continues a representative of his people. Judging 
e overwhelming defeat of his opponents in 1898, it seems as 
his term of office is but in its infancy and that for many years 
ome Sigma Chi may point to him with pride as one of her sons 
nfiuence is helping to shape the destinies of future centuries. 



RANSDELL, SERGE ANT- AT- ARMS, UNITED STATES SENATE. 

\ Honorable D. M. Ransdell is a native of Indiana, the state 
as given both the Senate and the House of Representatives so 
ble and clear thinking men, two of whose present members 
e mentioned as being especially prominent for their oratorical 
in the present session. Senator A. J. Beveridge and Congress- 
ndis. 

»ther Ransdell was initiated into the Fraternity by Xi Chapter 
luw University, Greencastle, Indiana. His interest in the order 
le present day has not waned and he proudly asserts that what- 
ids to uplift Sigma Chi, tends to make his efforts for success 
greater since his ambition is that he may not fall behind in the 
ng march of his old college friend and comforter, "The White 
[ Sigma Chi." His first office of public service was as deputy 
recorder, Marion county, Indiana. The above office was so 
md wisely filled that he was advanced to the position of clerk 
ourt in 1878 and from then until 1882 we find him occupying 
t. From 1873 to 1875 he gave his counsel and advice to the 
incil of Indianapolis. In 1889 his ability as an administrative 
became so generally recognized that he was appointed to the 
ship of the District of Columbia and until 1894 he served the 

in this capacity. 

present he has the honor of being sergeant-at-arms of- the 
3f the United States, being selected over a multitude of other 
its to serve his friends along this line as well as to reap a 
ind experience the appreciation of the Republican party for the 
one by him towards the promulgation of the principles as stated 
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Brother Ransdell may also be accredited with h 
the musket and endured the privations of the civil 
in Company G, 70th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. 

Since 1865 he has held the managership of tfa 
Bank of Indianapolis, the financial standing of whict 
well known to need comment. 

Any Sigma Chi calling upon him while visiting 
may rest assured of a pleasant welcome from this 
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SIGMA CHI IN THE EAST. 

FIRST CONVENTION OF THE NINTH PROVINCE. 
BOSTON, MARCH 23-24, I9OO. 

; first biennial convention of the Ninth Province, the installa- 
the new Boston Alumni Chapter, and the eighteenth annual 

of the Alpha Theta Chapter of the Institute of Technology — 
. Chi feast indeed, and a combination of good things not often 

Such was the program that drew together the men of Sigma 
he east, active and alumni, under the shadow of Bunker Hill 

Washington Elm for two jolly days in March. From New 
lire, New York and Massachusetts the boys from Dartmouth,, 

Hobart, Columbia, and the Institute of Technology came 
I in. It was a movement not of conquest but of growth — the ripe 
after eighteen years of splendid work. It was a movement 

a deeper understanding of the significance of the Fraternity, 
grhtening of the band between the chapters in the east. Scat- 
id distant as they are they had come together filled with a 

fraternal unity and future possibilities. 

s was pre-eminently the spirit of our enterprising Grand Praetor, 
Peer Conklin, and every one who sat in convention under his 
Lstic leadership was brought to realize, if he never had been 
:hat Sigma Chi is a living, growing organism with a noble past, 
lid present and a brilliant future. Attractive as historic Boston 
7ht-seeing and offering as she does the usual allurements of a 
)lis, this gathering of Sigma Chis was characterized, neverthe- 
a tone of earnest attention to business and a fine loyalty to the 
iterests of the Fraternity. Called to order by Grand Praetor 

in the private parlors of the Thorndike Hotel on Friday 
r, the usual committees were appointed, and that afternoon and 
t morning were faithfully devoted to the consideration of two 
portant matters, the petition of St. Stephen's College for a 

of Sigma Chi, and the condition of our present chapter at 
The action taken on these matters appears in the Bulletin. 
day evening everyone rested from the affairs of polity and 
Ltion and enjoyed an informal smoker at the beautifully 
sd chapter house of Alpha Theta, io6 Thorndike St., Brook- 
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mementos of the occasion. Everybody sang the popular 
and in the grillroom everybody drank deep steins of " 1 
the health of Sigma Chi, his Chapter, his college and ag: 
Chi. The men of Alpha Theta proved themselves delij 
and " when jolly fellows get together in the fellowship 
dull care flies out of the window. 

The following morning the convention again convem 
at the chapter house in Brookline. The condition of 
Alpha Chapter at Hobart brought out several spirited s 
when Brother Jagar, who had so loyally come all the way i 
New York, to see what could be done for his despairing 
was sent back with the ** God speed " of the convention ii 
well Sigma Chi cheers, the situation became remarkab 
These cheers, moreover, were not the empty ebullitions o 
porary enthusiasm but an expression of the heartfelt pr< 
convention to help Alpha Alpha in next fall's campaign a 

At noon the convention grouped itself upon the brc 
of the chapter house for its first photograph, reference t( 
closes only a part of the strength of the gathering as all c 
present at that time. 

Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock in room G of th 
Hotel came the installation of the newly formed Boston A 
ter of Sigma Chi. This formed the second event of the tr 
and is a step of great significance for the status of the '. 
New England. The telegram from Grand Tribune Allii 
announcing the granting of the charter, and with Grand P 
lin in the chair the preliminary steps of organization we 
easily taken. 

The constitution and by-laws adopted were those 
York Alumni Chapter with some few necessary alterationi 

The officers elected were: 

President, John A. Curtin, Alpha Theta, '92. 
Vice-President, Rev. Father Wm. B. Frisby, Epsilon, •;( 
Recording Secretary, Lucius S. Tyler, Alpha Theta, '97. 
Corresponding Secretary, Frank L. Pierce, Alpha Theta 
Treasurer, Charles R. Boss, Alpha Theta, '94. 
Members of the executive committee : 

Louis R. Moore, Alpha Zeta, '98. 

W. P. Kerr, Mu, '96. 

£. M. Waters, Mu, '96. 

O. P. Schreuder, Alpha Phi, '92. 



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m one point of view, the possibility of the convention, cer- 
e success thereof, is very largely due to the untiring efforts, 
ndid co-operation and the unlimited hospitality of the Alpha 
haptcr at Technology. The crowning glory of this hospitality 
cpression in the banquet at the Brunswick Hotel on Saturday 
1 event signalizing the eighteenth anniversary of the Chapter's 
ion. The banquet was, to be sure, a joint affair with the con- 
but the credit of the appointments, perfect in every detail, 
hout question to the boys of Alpha Theta. The characteristic 
rds were designed by Brother Steve Brown of that chapter, 
n fine souvenirs of an occasion marked by the best of cheer 
finest sort of fraternal feeling. 

ther John A. Curtin, the newly elected president of the Boston 
Chapter, and an honored alumnus of Alpha Theta, took the 
oastmaster with grace and a certain contagious good nature 
eved that end of the banquet ot all formality. He introduced 
ikers for the following toasts and got rid of several good 
1 so doing: 

Sigma Chi, Grand Praetor W. H. P. Conklin. 
Nu Nu Chapter, Leon V. Le Prince. 
Alpha Phi Chapter, A. B. Tappen. 
"The Harvard Group," L. R. Moore. 
Alpha Alpha Chapter, A. W. Moulton. 
Eta Eta Chapter, R. T. L. Lewis. 

:grams were read from Brother C. B. Paine, Augusta, Me.; 

Frank L. Pierce, Albany, N. Y.; letters from Grand Consul 
-and Tribune Ailing, each causing quite a burst of applause, 
ly prolonged, however, when Brother Tyler read the following 
I : " Greetings to Sigma Chi in convention, Grover Cleveland." 
na Chi is certainly " looking up " in the East. Its present 
does undoubtedly lie in the central western states with 
as the head and center of the system, but such movements as 
ent in Boston amongst the alumni and in the Ninth Province 

the active chapters auger well for the increasing presence of 
te Cross in the New England States. 

lowing is a list of the charter members of the Boston Alumni 
of Sigma Chi : 

Tyler, Alpha Phi, '97. H. K. Brent, Lambda Lambda, '96. 

lerr, Mu, '96. Wm. B. Frisby, Epsilon, '76. 

ialkeld, Phi, '74. C. Barton Pratt 

ite, Alpha Phi, '95. James Stuart Newton, Alpha Theta,*88. 

Sutler, Alpha Theta. George M. Angler, Alpha Gamma. 



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Eugene M. Waters, Mu, '96. 

Arthur S. Percy, Alpha Theta, '92 

E. P. Whitman. 

Frank L. Pierce, Alpha Theta, '89. 

John A. Cartin, Alpha Theta. 

Arthur W. Moulton, Alpha Alpha, '97. 

Rufut A. Mcllhenny, Alpha Phi. 

Wm. M. Bray, Omega. 

L0UI8 R. Moore, Alpha Zeta, '98. 

John W. McQueen, Alpha Zeta, '00. 



Rhodes G. Lockwood, Alpha Theta. 
Otto P. Schreuder, Alpha Phi, '92. 
Albert W. Gray, Alpha Theta. 
Channing M. Wells, Alpha Theta, '92. 
Charles R. Woodhull, Alpha Theta. 
-James S. Gill, Alpha Theta, '99. 
William H. Fox, Alpha Theta, '97. 
Chas. L. Metter, Alpha Theta, '93. 
Frederic W. Cobum, Alpha Theta, '96. 
Charles R. Boss, Alpha Theta, '94. 



J. H. Marshutz, Kappa Kappa, '98. 



List of those present at the Ninth Province Convention: 

W. H. Peer Conklin, Alpha Phi and Nu Nu, '95 and '96, Brooklyn. N. Y. 

M. W. Robinson, Nu Nu. 

Roger V. Pelton, Nu Nu, '03. 

Leon V. Le Prince, Nu Nu, *oi. 

R. T. L. Lewis, Eta Eta, 'oo. 

Henry J. Mills, Nu Nu, 'oi. 

G. T. Scott Kidder, Nu Nu, '01. 

Louis Ross Moore, Alpha Zeta, '98 and " Harvard Group.'* 

R. G. Lockwood, Alpha Theta. '97, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Eugene L. Jagar, Alpha Alpha, '01. 

J. W. McQueen, Alpha Zeta and "Harvard Group." 

H. K. Brent, Lambda Lambda, '96, and " Harvard Group," '98. 

E. M. Stevens. Eta Eta, *oi, Nashua. New Hampshire. 

C. T. Bamum, Alpha Phi, '03. 

Charles Collies, '03. 

C. E. Newton, Alpha Phi, '00. 

Charles B. Paine. Alpha Theta, '97^ Boston, Massachusetts. 

O. P. Schreuder, Alpha Phi, '92. 

Lucius S. Tyler, Alpha Theta. '97. Allston. Massachusetts. 

A. H. Ehle, Alpha Theta, *02, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Charles S. Cole, Alpha Theta. '03. Detroit, Michigan. 

Charles F. Harwood, Alpha Theta, '01, Warren. Massachusetts. 

R. C. Jordan, Alpha Theta, '03, Columbus, Georgia. 

L. R. Thurlow, Alpha Theta. '01, Lowell, Massachusetts. 

James S. Sheap, Alpha Theta, *oi, Seattle, Washington. 

Thayer P. Gates, Alpha Theta, '02, Lowell, Massachusetts. 

T. V. Fowler, Alpha Theta, '02, Buffalo, New York. 

E. C. Thompson, Alpha Theta, '03, Portland, Maine. 

R. H. Clary, Alpha Theta, 'oo, Seattle, Washington. 

H. B. Canby, Mu, '98 and Alpha Theta, '02, Dayton, Ohio. 

J. W. Cary, Nu Nu, 'oi. 

S. B. McKelvey. Alpha Theta, '03, Marietta. Ohio. 

Mat Bray. '02, "Harvard Group." 

S. P. Brown, Alpha Theta, *oo, Dover, Maine. 



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iedy, Alpha Theta, *oo, Seattle, Washington. 

rood, Alpha Theta, 'oo, Brooklyn, New York. 

Llpha Theta, *02, Buffalo, New York. 

Alpha Phi, *oo. 

11, Alpha Phi, *oi, Monroe, New York. 

8, Alpha Theta, *oi, Montpelier, Vt. 

id. Alpha Theta, *oi, Buffalo, New York. 

r, Alpha Theta, *oo, Atlanta, Georgia. 

dy, Alpha Phi, ex-'o2, Tulane, *oi, Hilo, Honolulu. 



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JAMES H. SMART. 



JAMES H, SMART. 

Xi, »76. 

Brief mention was made in the March number of the 
of the death of Brother James H. Smart, president of Pui 
sity, which occurred February 2ist. It was impossil 
anything more than the announcement of the fact at that 1 
are fortunate now in being able to present our readers with 
details of his life, coming to us through the kindness 
Alexander Chambers and the publishers of the India? 
President Smart was one of the leading men of th< 
in his profession, and although he did not become 
member while an undergraduate, his interest as an hon 
ber of Xi Chapter has always been alive and 
and help to the members of Delta Delta has ever I 
stant source of strength and satisfaction. He became a 
Xi chapter in 1876. His health began to fail four ye; 
with the exception of summer vacations, he never 
the active management of college affairs. He made daily 
university until a month of the time of his death, when fa 
feeble that it was impossible for him to longer stand 
President Smart was closely identified with all of Lafayetl 
intellectual life. He had devoted both his physical and 
energies to the upbuilding and development of Purdue for 
teen years, and the university owes a large measure of i 
his broad executive management and devotion to its intei 
In 1883 when Dr. Smart came to the presidency of 
university was in dire straits. It was a small concern at 
financially embarrassed. Former President White had 
account of the famous fight against fraternities. The ci 
carried to the supreme court by the Sigma Chis and woe 
ternity. The legislature then passed its bill of appropr 
condition that opposition to fraternities should cease ai 
was elected to the presidency. Fraternity influences wer 
tke aid of the university and under Dr. Smart's manag 
tinned tranquillity has reigned. He was born at Cei 
New Hampshire, June 30th, 1841, the son of a physic 
repute. He was prepared for college in Concord higt 
obtained his degree from Dartmouth, supporting himself 
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as teacher and associate editor of the Journal of Education in New 
Hampshire for five years. In 1863 he came West, and after serving as 
3f a public school in Toledo two years, was chosen superin- 
E schools in Fort Wayne. Since 1865, therefore, he has been 
with the schools of Indiana in positions of responsibility, 
es he was elected superintendent of public instruction (1874- 
1 no man ever administered that office with greater advantage 
ools or more acceptably to the people. 

ig his official service of six years he was ex officio a member 
ird of trustees of the State Normal School, and his practical 
e of great value in developing and establishing the character 
ofessional school. In 1883 Mr. Smart was elected president 
University, a position which afforded scope for the practical 
n of his comprehensive abilities and varied experiences. All 
illectual resources were utilized and directed by a masterful 
e creation of a model school of technology, as well as an 
ital school of agriculture. He was progressive in his ideas 
lyed marvelous energy in working out his ideals, until Purdue 
le the pride of the state. He was the assistant commissioner 
la to the exposition at Vienna in 1872, commissioner to the 
1 Exposition at Philadelphia in 1876, and to the World's 
n at Paris in 1878. He was elected president of the Teacher's 
/Association in i88i,and served as president of the American 
>n of Agricultural Colleges and Experimental Stations in 1890. 
e was commissioner of the United States to the World's 
ral Congress at The Hague. The University of Indiana, in 
erred upon him the honorary title of LL. D. 
mart was a voluminous writer on educational and scientific 
lis style was simple, terse and vigorous, and always directed 
purpose clear to himself and made clear to readers. He 
words and sought no applause. His vocabulary was large 
Dsen, in oral and written discourse, as to secure clearness and 
of expression. His diction was singularly pure. His physi- 
ism was delicate, but his mental fiber was strong and his 
ervous energy enabled him to accomplish much at the cost of 
rain on his strength. He was a man highly esteemed by all 
. He was gentle and kind in social intercourse, firm and 
s friendships. His death leaves a vacancy in the educational 
the state not easily filled. He was married in 1870 to Miss 
Swan, of Albany, New York, a woman of rare ability and 
ts, who survives him. 



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JAMES H, SMART. 

We repeat the resolutions adopted by Delta Delta Chi 
lished in our March number. They are as follows: 

Whereas, In the providence of Almighty God our dear friend and hr 
dent James H. Smart, has been taken from us, having died at his hom 
Indiana, February 21st, 1900, be it 

Resolved^ By the Delta Delta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity 
death of President Smart, the University has lost an able, conscientious 
president, the state an eminent citizen, the members of this Fraten 
hearted, generous friend and brother, the community a kind neighbor and \ 
influence, his family a most tender, loving and faithful husband and fath 

Resolved^ That we deeply deplore his untimely death because of h 
man, a citizen and a brother, and tender to his family our sincere sympa 
dolence in their great bereavement. 

Resolved^ That copies of these resolutions be transmitted to the fan 
dent Smart, and that they be published in the SiGif A Chi Quarterly. 



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Editorial 

Before this number of the Quarterly reaches our readers the 
year's work in most of the colleges and universities will be practically at 
an end, and the Fraternity is to be congratulated upon the outcome. 
At the meeting of the last Grand Chapter the Fraternity was found to 
be in the best shape that it has ever been in, and in view of the promis- 
ing outlook a number of financial plans were legislated upon which 
were intended to strengthen the positions already gained and lay the 
foundation for future prosperity. It is too soon, of course, to state 
definitely what results this scheme of legislation will bring about, but 
we can confidently expect, with united cooperation, that all that has 
been prophesied will be fulfilled. At this date the responses are com- 
ing in slowly on the plan of alumni dues, but we shall hope to report 
in the summer issue that all Chapters have been successful in carrying 
out the plan. 

« • « 

Too much importance cannot be given to the necessity for careful 

attention to the details of duties devolving upon each chapter official 

in connection with his relations with the national organization. 

Now that the year is closing undoubtedly many chapters will soon 

elect officers for next year, and in doing so the utmost care should be 

taken in the selection of men for the various positions. Only those 

men who have the interests of the Fraternity at heart should be given 

-•^--"r offices, for in many cases the success or failure of the coming 

ivork will in a large measure be determined by the choice of 

I. This is a matter which is, perhaps, more noticeable at head- 

rs than among the active members of the Chapter, as the Grand 

s to a very large extent are obliged to form their estimates of 

idition of the local organizations by the impression made upon 

)y those with whom they are brought into contact. It is not 

iry to single out any one particular office as being more impor- 

its duties than another for they all go hand-in-hand, and are 

r important so far as the general welfare is concerned. Let each 

r see to it that only its best men are put forward into the respon- 

ositions, and let newly elected officers see to it that their duties 

>mptly and intelligently administered. 

♦ * ♦ 
: the beginning of the year it was planned and expected by many 

e new catalogue would be well along in the process of construc- 

^ commencement time. The facts in the matter, however, have 



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shown this to be practically an impossibility and recent developments 
lead us to believe that if the catalogue is prepared for the printer dur- 
ing the coming school year, it will be all that can be expected. Work 
has only commenced on the publication and it will undoubtedly take 
at least six months longer in order to hear from all chapters and locate 
the whereabouts of many of the alumni. After this is done the work 
must be compiled and made ready for the printer. The difficulty 
which now confronts the Grand Officers is that of the expense con- 
nected not only with the publication of the book, but also with editing 
the same. It has been proposed that an advance subscription in the 
form of an assessment be made upon active members, which proposi- 
tion is now being placed before the Chapters for their consideration. 
This plan does not include an assessment in the sense of not getting 
returns, but will be considered, on the other hand, an advance payment 
upon the book. Should the Chapters approve of the same, it must 
meet with the hearty cooperation of all in order to make the book an 
assured certainty. It is admitted on every hand that a new catalogue 
is something that is sorely needed and we are sure it is a thing which 
will be appreciated by all when the work is finally completed. 

• • • 

Too much can hardly be said as to the importance of the new plan 
of alumni endowment notes which are to be signed this year for the 
first time. As has been pointed out in various places and by various 
Grand Officers, our new plan for two years of alumni dues by graduates 
from our Chapters is the crowning feature, so far as great financial 
success goes, of our whole financial system as long and carefully built 
up. Yet these payments with their future aggregate of over $1,200 
each, for the development of Quarterly and BulUHn and for our 
endowment are a comparatively small burden upon each Sigma Chi 
entering upon alumni life. It is the same old story — a little from each — 
and the splendid total becomes a great achievement for Sigma Chi. 

May we not urge once more that there be no delay or neglect in 
sending in the signed notes ? We are now very near the college com- 
mencement and every note should be on file in the Grand Quaestor's 
hands promptly. That faithful officer, with the Chapter Quaestors, 
has this work as a new duty. In view of its great importance as a new 
and splendid feature of our work, let us make it our duty and privilege 
to aid these officers. 

As soon as the notes are all in mailing lists will be prepared, by 
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and Bulletin without further cost during their first two years of alumni 
life. It is not asserting too much to predict that this feature alone of 
the new plan will mean a new and brighter day of alumni interest in 
the Fraternity. Therefore we should by our promptness as officers^ 
active men, and especially those leaving the Chapters, insure the suc- 
cessful beginning of the plan. Send in all the notes, with the future 
addresses of signers carefully made out for the new Quarterly and 
BulUtin mailing lists. 



One of the most noticeable and at the same time significant and 
gratifying signs in connection with our progress as a National Organi- 
zation is, perhaps, the gradually increasing interest which is being 
taken in the Fraternity by alumni in different parts of the country. 
The problem of retaining the interest of alumni in the Fraternity is 
one which is continually confronting organizations like our own. 
There may be on the average one man from each class graduated who 
retains the active interest in his chapter's progress which he bad dur- 
ing his college course, but in the past the great majority have become 
quickly wrapped up in their business or professional duties almost to 
the exclusion of the interests which they formerly considered so impor- 
tant. This is perhaps explained by the fact of their living at a distance 
from their former college home and the center of Fraternity influence, 
and the natural pressure of other demands of a miscellaneous charac- 
ter, that the Fraternity is lost sight of. In order to counteract this 
tendency, chapters should be on the alert to keep in touch with all 
of their alumni and to see to it that frequent communications in the 
form of letters, statements, and invitations to social functions are sent 
to old members of the Chapter, whether they are in the habit of reply- 
ing to the same or not. 

As stated above the gradual increase in the interest among alumni 
in general fraternity matters has been a source of great satisfaction 
during the past two years, and it has at the same time been a benefit 
and stimulation to many an active chapter, and in some cases the 
strength of chapters has been materially augmented by the interest of 
their alumni. The latest demonstration along this line has been a 
meeting in Boston, reported at length in another part of this issue, 
and in the formal organization of the Milwaukee " Sigs " into a regu- 
larly constituted alumni chapter. This spirit has so thoroughly taken 
hold of the members that in nearly every thickly populated section of 
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made looking toward the organization of such a chapter. The move- 
ment has the encouragement of the National Organization and its 
widespread success will depend very largely upon the reciprocal 
interest taken by active members in their alumni and the general 
fraternity matters. 

••• 

The attention of the associate editor of each chapter is called 
especially to the careful performance of his duties during the present 
month of June. It is our intention to have the summer number of the 
Quarterly mailed the first of September, and we desire to place an 
unusually valuable number in the hands of each chapter during the 
rushing season, which will contain, among other things, the news inci- 
dent to commencement week, the initiates of the current year and the 
new officers for the autumn term. In order that this information may 
be accurate and complete, the present associate editor must furnish 
the same before completing his term of office. Each associate editor 
was furnished in April with a call for these facts in detail, and if the 
same has been mislaid, another should be obtained immediately from 
the editor, in order that his chapter letter may be mailed about the 
middle of June or immediately upon the close of the school year. 

We trust that each chapter in the selection of its associate editor 
for next year will be careful to select one of its most valuable members^ 
and one who will take a pride in the performance of the duties incident 
to the office, since it is for the most part through the letters in the 
Quarterly that the various chapters and alumni are enabled to form 
their judgment of the comparative standing of the chapters. A com- 
petent and conscientious associate editor should be retained in office 
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Letters from Active Chapters. 
FIRST PROVINCE. 

EPSILON— COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. 

Epsilon is still in a flourishing condition. We have a good strong 
membership and although many of our Chapter graduate this year we 
will still be able to start next fall with a good nucleus. With the ad- 
ditional advantage of a chapter house which we fully expect to be 
living in before Christmas the Chapter should be stronger than ever. 

Since our last letter we have initiated a new member, J. Mentor 
Caldwell, of West Virginia, and we take pleasure in introducing him 
to the Fraternity as giving every promise of being a thorough "Sig." 

Athletics is dead in the Columbian University this year. We have 
plenty of good material, but the faculty have frowned upon all ath- 
letic ambitions and our base ball players are playing with the local Y. 
M. C. A. team. Brothers Redington and Greene are on this champ- 
ionship team. Brother Greene being captain, and they have beaten all 
local teams except Georgetown. Brother McElhone won first place 
in the high jump for Columbian at the Princeton spring games. Brother 
Coburn is practicing for the tennis championship which he won year 
before last, and Brothers Redington, Greene, Farnham, and McElhone 
are in active training for track athletics. 

Brothers Riggles, Greene, and Dixon have passed their examina- 
tions and will graduate in medicine next week. We also lose by grad- 
uation Brother Dilworth, of the law school, and Brother Coburn, in 
the college. 

We had the pleasure of entertaining Brother Lea Hume, of Alpha 
Nu, since our last letter, and enjoyed his visit very much. We hope 
that all "Sigs" going through Washington will not fail to call. We 
are now enjoying some very fine Mexican cigars which Brother Hume 
sent and hope some of you will join us before they give out. 

On June loth we celebrate our Chapter anniversary day, on which 
occasion we expect to have one of our charter members with us, 
Brother Thomas Samson, '64, and anticipate a great old time. 

Washington, D. C, May 12, 1900. Arthur J. McElhone. 

THETA — GETTYSBURG COLLEGE. 

Since my last letter our college catalogue has appeared. It shows 
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Athletics is absorbing our attention at present more than anything 
else around the college. Our base ball team has met with rather poor 
success so far, but expects to make a better showing in the remaining 
games of the season. Our track team came out rather badly in the 
inter-collegiate meet at Philadelphia, but is hoping to win the Dickin- 
son-Gettysburg meet, which will occur soon at Carlisle. 

Theta loses by graduation this year Brothers Stock, Dale and 
Bikle. The first mentioned expects to enter law, and the other two, 
medicine. This will reduce our number to seven, but we already 
have indications of a coming large freshman class, from which Theta 
will be sure to get her share. 

The Chapter recently enjoyed a short visit from Brother CoUis, 
of Nu Nu. Paul Harold Bikle. 

Gettysburg, Pa., May 7, 1900. 

KAPPA— BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Very little change in our condition has taken place since our last 
letter. Our prospects are more promising than ever. We arc after 
two or three good men whom we will no doubt initiate commencement 
week, but nothing can be done until that time. Next year we will 
begin our work with a crowd equal to any Kappa has ever had. We 
are at present considering the advisability of new and better rooms 
which we hope to secure at the next symposium. Arrangements are 
now being made for our annual symposium and we will be glad to 
welcome any of our brothers who may be in this neighborhood during 
commencement week. 

Since our last letter, we have received visits from Brother Decker, 
of Omicron, and Brother Leisenring, of Theta. 

Lewisburg, Pa., May 3, 1900. M. A. Carringer. 

OMICRON— DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

Since our last letter we have moved from our rooms on Main 
street to our recently purchased home on the same street, which faces 
directly on the campus. The present structure is in a somewhat di- 
lapidated condition, but we feel that we have secured an exceptionally 
good site, and that the erection of a more suitable building is not far 
distant. 

The leading base ball games of the season so far have been with 
S3rracuse, on the nth, in which we were defeated by a score of 4 to 2; 
Bucknell, on the 14th, in which we won by a score of 20 to i ; State, on 
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on account of rain. The work of Brothers Rothermel, second base, 
and McGuflfie, right field, is worthy of note. 

Brothers Frankhauser and Shuman are candidates for the relay 
and track teams, and up to date, are making a very good showing. 
Brothers Decker and Burns have left college for the remainder of the 
year. Brother Brown recently attended the Methodist conference at 
Hazleton, and while there, passed a very creditable examination. As 
a result he has secured a very lucrative charge in the vicinity of his 
home, Clearfield, Penn. 

Wm. Trickett, dean of the law school, lately presented to the 
profession a work on "The Law of Guardians in Pennsylvania." This in 
addition to his other valuable books, has been received with commen- 
dation. H. Stanley Winlack. 

Carlisle, Pa., April 23, 1900. 

PHI — LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. 

Since our last letter the annual spring vacation has come and gone 
and the men have again settled down to the routine of college work. 
The combined musical clubs were away during the entire spring vaca- 
tion on a trip of 1200 miles, and report a complete success, both finan- 
cially and socially. In Philadelphia the audience was larger than that 
of Princeton's or Yale's, and the credit was in every way a triumph for 
the college. 

A chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity was established here April 
7th, known as Gamma Epsilon Chapter, with ten active members. 
There are now ten fraternities at Lafayette. 

Last term we were favored with a visit from Grand Praetor Landis, 
of Omicron Chapter, and the Chapter was much benefited by his visit. 

We take much pleasure in announcing that our chapter house is 
on its way to completion and no doubt will be ready for occupancy by 
June. Too much praise cannot be given our two alumni members, 
Brothers James and Nevin, for their interest in our behalf. 

The annual relay races come off next Saturday. Brother Schmidt 
will no doubt represent us on the team. Brother Long has been 
elected delegate to the provincial convention. 

The scribe reports a recent visit to Alpha Rho chapter at Lehigh 
and spent a very pleasant evening with the " Sigs" there. 

We would be very much pleased if any" Sigs" who are in the neigh- 
borhood would look us up on college hill. 

Easton, Pa., May i, 1900. Wm. A. Maxwell, Jr. 



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ALPHA RHO — LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

Since the last letter few events of importance have taken place 
here. Alpha Rho spent a quiet winter, at the same time, however, hold- 
ing her own among the thirteen chapters at Lehigh. We have no new 
men to introduce, but have secured two freshman pledges, whom we 
expect to initiate this term. These two men will give Alpha Rho rep- 
resentatives on the football team and on the glee club. Of the old 
men, Brother Abbott, '00, has been a star player on the lacrosse team. 

The university register for this year shows an attendance of 415. 
The entrance requirements have been raised and the tuition fees have 
been increased from $100 to $120, for all students beginning with 1901. 

Brothers Abbott and Satchell graduate in June, which leaves nine 
men with whom to commence the fall term. 

We acknowledge visits from Brothers Hudnutt,of ThetaTheta, and 
Maxwell, Smith and Avery, of Phi. .Both Brother Wright and Brother 
Dibert, who left at the middle of this year, have been back to see us. 
The former is engaged in the coal business at Drifton ; the latter 
expects to go into beet growing in Texas. J. Wallace Shaeffer. 

Bethlehem, Pa., May 11, 1900. 

ALPHA CHI — PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

All of our men returned from their Easter vacation and report 
having greatly enjoyed themselves. We are now at work again, pre- 
paring for the final examinations held before commencement. The 
standing of our college has been raised somewhat by changing the col- 
lege year into two terms instead of three as heretofore. 

Our baseball team this year has been very successful thus far. 
We have already met seven teams and won six of the games played, the 
other one resulting in a tie. Brother Holdeman represents the Chapter 
on the second team. Our relay team for the meet at Philadelphia has 
been selected and leaves today for the meet. It is one of the fastest 
teams we have ever sent out, and we expect to make a creditable 
showing. Our representative on the team is Brother Martin. The 
prospects for a successful track team are bright. There are twenty men 
out daily training for our meet at Bucknell, and with Dickinson here. 
Golf and tennis tournaments have been organized, which will help to 
enliven the spare hours. 

At the beginning of this semester we gave our regular dance to our 
friends, and as usual it passed off successfully. The college gave a 
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getting ready for our commencement dance and are working very bard 
to make it a greater success than ever before. 

On April 23rd the election of baseball manager for 1901 took 
place, and after a very hard fight against a large field of candidates^ 
your correspondent was elected. George N. Campbell. 

State College, Pa., April 27, 1900. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZETA — WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY. 

Spring athletics is the chief topic of interest in university life at 
present. The boat crews are hard at work training for the annual 
regatta in June, and the boat race this term promises to be the best in 
many years. Baseball has commanded its usual attention with us this 
year. On account of the Virginia Inter-collegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion we have had an unusual number of games, in which We have met 
with gratifying success, having lost but one out of five inter-collegiate 
games thus far. 

Judge Burke has taken his place among us as a professor in law. 
The university is to be congratulated upon having secured such a fine 
lawyer and able expositor. 

Fraternity spirit here has been in rather a lethargic condition 
for some months, and Zeta has taken in no new members since our 
last letter. 

The Randolph Tucker Memorial Hall, which is to be the home ot 
the law school, is almost completed. The dedication of this handsome 
building will make the coming finals unusually interesting. 

Lexington, Va., May 4, 1900. Lindley Allison Hickman. 

TAU — ROANOKE COLLEGE. 

For some time Tau has felt the need of a change of rooms where 
we could entertain our friends. We now feel pleased to state that we 
are comfortably located in large, pleasant quarters on West Main 
street, three squares from the college buildings. We are by far more 
comfortably fixed than we have ever been before. This is one evidence 
of Tau's prosperity. 

As an opening to our new home, a reception was given on the 
night of the 15th of May to the "Sig" girls. Refreshments were 
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The occasion was one of the most enjoyable in the histc 
Chapter. 

Tau takes pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity anoth< 
James Pinckney Dumas, of Van Alstyne, Texas. Brother I 
proved himself a worthy " Sig." 

Roanoke's baseball team has been doing excellent worl 
having met with only two defeats, and in both the games lost 
did itself credit. Scores were: Blacksburg 11, Roanok 
Albins 5, Roanoke 8 ; V. M. I. 10, Roanoke 9 ; McCabe 
oke 13; Washington and Lee 4, Roanoke 2. 

Since our last letter Brother Lee has left college to acce 
tion in Eastern Virginia for the summer. He will return in 
the fall campaign. L. S. G. I 

Salem, Va., May 7, 1900. 

PSI — THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. 

Since our last letter nothing of unusual importance has 
in the Chapter, although there has been an unusual inten 
baseball team. 

*' In the springtime, etc.," baseball has a formidable r\\ 
fancies of Virginia's sons in the shape of " Easter buds " anc 
flies "commonly known elsewhere as**calic" and "calico." 
approaches these charming "buds" swarm from all points oi 
pass, and by the time Easter week arrives, with its Yale ar 
ton games, its numerous germans and theatricals, and all tl 
its gay frivolities, we have among us a hundred or more as 
fairies as ever " tripped the light fantastic," and the sons of 
ginia don their " gladdest " clothes and proceed to enjoy tl 

On Saturday of last week the election of officers of tl 
athletic association took place. It was the most hotly contc 
tion that Virginia has seen for many years, the " politicator 
been hard at work soliciting votes for several weeks. The 
experienced a feeling of general satisfaction when Brother A. 
was elected president of the association. This is considered 
est honor that the student body have to confer upon a felloi 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity has recently coi 
chapter house here. They are the first fraternity to make 
here, but it is probable that others will not be slow in folio 

Brother Jack Somerville recently made the " Eli Bans 
club undoubtedly having the highest standing among the 
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We have recently enjoyed visits from Brothers Martin, Steptoe, 
Sperrow, Holt and our Praetor, Lee Trinkle. R. D. Cooke. 

Charlottesville, Va., May ii, 1900. 

SIGMA SIGMA — HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

Since our last letter nothing of great importance has happened at 
Hampden-Sidney College. Our baseball team this year is as good as 
usual, and had it not been for the untimely departure of our pitcher, 
Hampden-Sidney would have bid fair to play the University of Vir- 
ginia for the championship of the state. 

Contrary to the statement in one of the other fraternity magazines, 
Sigma Chi returned two old men to Hampden-Sidney last fall instead 
of but one, which, with the one initiated, makes our Chapter three in 
number. 

Although small in number, we are ** dead game," and expect to 
come back next fall, and if the fraternity material is suitable, to put 
the Chapter again on a firm foundation. 

Sigma Sigma enjoyed a visit from Brothers Neville and Plitt, both 
of whom played on the Randolph-Macon College baseball team. We 
are always glad to welcome visits from all Sigma Chis. 

Hampden-Sidney, Va., April 26, 1900. T. R. English, Jr. 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA — MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

The time is fast approaching when the final ceremonies will be 
performed which will mark the close of the college year, and our 
burdens will be lighter. We shall lose by graduation in June Brothers 
Sullenberger, Maxwell and Murphy. Brother Dodds, '02, will not be 
among our number next year. 

Grand Praetor Wiltsee, of our Province, honored us with a visit, 
May 1 4th and isth. All the members were especially glad to entertain 
him, since it was the first visit from a Praetor for quite a long time. 
We extend to him a very cordial invitation to visit us again whenever 
possible. 

Athletics holds sway now. Alpha finally carried off the indoor 
base ball pennant in our university league. Our local field-day was 
held Saturday, April 28th. All interest now is turned toward the dual 
meet with Earlham next Friday. Brother Reeder, captain of the 
track team, hopes to score a victory with his team, of which Brothers 
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and is especially happy since closing a deal, by which Miami athletes 
will be able to compete with those from Ohio State University and 
University of Cincinnati at a triangular meet at Cincinnati, May 26. 
At present the ball team is on its southern trip in Kentucky and Ten- 
nessee. Alpha has four men on the team. We trust to win back the 
laurels in baseball that we lost in football last fall. 

We have decided to send Brothers Reeder and Dodds as delegates 
to the provincial convention at Granville, early in June. 

In military circles here, we have one social event to note. The 
grand military reception tendered by General and Mrs. Runkle and 
the Miami Cadets to their friends was a most gratifying success. It 
occurred one Friday evening last month and was the first military re- 
ception in the history of Miami. The next event will be Inspection 
Day, May 19th. We have a well-trained battalion and a good impres- 
sion upon the inspector general is assured. A military ball is on the 
program for commencement week. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Brother Guy S. Dennison. 

Oxford, O., May 3, 1900. L. E. Murphy. 

BETA — WOOSTER UNIVERSITY. 

Nothing of particular interest has occurred with Beta since our 
last letter. The university is enjoying a prosperous year under the 
new president. Dr. Holden. formerly of Beloit. 

The foundation for the new Frick library is finished and the 
entire building will be completed by next September. 

We enjoyed a visit from our Praetor, C. A. Wiltsee, of Cincinnati, 
on Friday and Saturday of last week. 

On Monday evening, April 23, Beta Chapter entertained a few 
friends at the fraternity hall, on the square. Brother Walter M. 
Fickes, of Alpha Gamma, was the guest of the Chapter for the occa- 
sion, and Brother Elias Compton, dean of the university, and his wife, 
were chaperons. Joseph N. Pugh. 

Wooster, Ohio, April 26, 1900. 

GAMMA — THE OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

We have just been honored by a visit from Brother Clifford Wilt- 
see, our Grand Praetor. Needless to say. Brother Wiltsee is a "Sig" 
of the true type, and we are all in love with him. 

As usual we have our share of representatives on the athletic field. 
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team, which i^ives promise of being one of the strongest in the history 
of the university. 

Socially, Gamma is right at the top, and points with pride to the 
fair maidens, wearing the White Cross. 

The university faculty has announced the beginning of an era of 
larger social life, and in numerous ways has adopted more liberal 
measures concerning the student government. 

We are glad to acknowlege visits from Brothers Cosier. J. W.and 
J. L. Thalman, all of Gamma, and from Brother Mariott, Alpha 
Gamma. Alfred C. McClung. 

Delaware, Ohio, April 23, 1900. 

MU — DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

The opening of the spring term has found our school in her usual 
flourishing condition. The recent offer of Mr. Rockefeller to give 
$100,000 to the endowment of the university if the trustees could raise 
$150,000 additional by July first, has been taken up with alacrity. It 
was necessary that some capable man be secured who could set before 
the people of the state the advantages and needs of the university, 
and the Rev. Emory Hunt, of Toledo, has been secured. 

Our Chapter has been unfortunate in losing Brother Charles F. 
De Armond, who has taken a position in the J. H. DeArmond Manu- 
facturing Co., of Cincinnati. John Purinton, son of our president, 
although bid some time ago by the other fraternities has recently don- 
ned the blue and gold and bids fair to make a loyal "Sig." Brother 
Earle Purinton recently favored our Chapter with a reception given 
in our honor and to which the members of the other fraternities were 
invited. The occasion was one long to be remembered by all present. 

The convention of the Third Province will be held with us May 
25th and 26th, when we will be glad to welcome all **Sigs" who will 
be in our neighborhood. 

We have been favored recently with visits from Brothers Kendall 
B. Cressey and Harry W. Amos. Henry R. Colby. 

Granville, Ohio, April 23, 1900. 

ZETA PSI — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

During the last few weeks, Zeta Psi has been busily engaged in 
carrying out its plans ot rushing. Each Friday evening has wit- 
nessed a large assemblage of alumni and members of the Chapter at 
the leading hotel of the city, where we have enjoyed a number of 
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pleasure to the spring campaign. We expect an official visit from 
Grand Preator Wiltsee May 12th, and anticipate an enjoyab' 
ing. Brother Wiltsee has favored us with his presence at neai 
meeting. During the summer we expect to add the finishing 
to our rushing, at Ferris Camp, a beautiful spot on the Miai 
owned by Brother Judge Howard Ferris. 

Cincinnati, O., May 10, 1900. Edgar W. McCallis 

LAMBDA LAMBDA — KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

As the close of the college term approaches, Lambda 
iooks back upon a very successful year. Since our last letter 
initiated two men, Brothers W. H. Warder, '03, of Glascow, 
B. R. Hart, '02, of Lexington. 

The present year has been one of the best in the histor 
college, with attendance larger than ever before. 

Lambda Lambda has been well represented upon both 1 
iron and diamond this year. Brother Gilbert is the star of th 
base ball team. 

On the evening of the inter-collegiate oratorical contes 
our college won, we had the pleasure of entertaining a nu 
our brothers from Zeta Zeta. Brother McPherson, of Th 
with us on the same occasion. The members of this Chap 
were in LaFayette, Ind., report many courtesies received fro 
Delta Chapter, and we trust opportunity may be givea us of i 
their kindness. 

We lose this year five men by graduation, of whom Brotl: 
selman has already accepted a position in Louisville. 

We regret that we were leaving the city just as Grand 
Wiltsee arrived. Lambda Lambda has never before receive 
from a grand officer and we had been looking forward to 
Wiltsee's visit for some time. The entire cadet corps of this 
leaves to-night for Chattanooga, Tenn., for a ten day's encj 
and will participate in the spring carnival in that city. 

Lexington, Ky., May 5, 1900. A. Vane Lester, 

MU MU — WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY. 

Mu Mu approaches the end of the college year with thi 
that she has had one of the most successful years in her 
Nineteen active members are on the roll and there is anothe 
who will enter during commencement week. As before, her i 
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two out of nine fellows, Brothers Holden and Whitham. Brother 
Smith is one of the editors of the Athenaeum^ and Brother McWhorter 
is captain of the base ball team, while brothers Peck, Miller and Yea- 
ger play on it. Brother Donahay was elected manager but was com- 
pelled to decline. 

Five men will graduate in June, Donahay, Yeager, Smith, Frank- 
erberger and Garrison. Fapito does not expect to come back next 
year. All the rest will be in college at the opening of the fall term» 
We have renewed the lease on our chapter house for the coming year 
and expect to derive much more pleasure and benefit from its con- 
tinued use. 

Since our last letter, President Raymond has tendered his resig- 
nation to take effect on June 21 st. President Raymond has not been 
generally popular and his departure is not regretted by many of the 
students. Five men have solved the mysteries this term. They are 
William Whitham, Dwight E. Miller and Jean V. Cooke, of Morgan- 
town; E. D. Lewis, of Clarksburg; and B. F. Patton, of Harrisville. At 
the conclusion of the initiation a banquet was served at the Deli- 
catessen. 

On April i8th, the Chapter was honored by a visit from Grand 
Praetor C. A. Wiltsee of this province. It was the first time that we 
had been visited by one of the officers since our installation five years 
before. With but a few days notice an elaborate banquet was ar- 
ranged at the Wallace House and fifty plates were laid. The occasion 
""*« graced by the fairest "Sig" girls in the Mountain state. We hope 

ive many more reunions of the same kind in the future. From 

alumni W. E. Glasscock, Henry M. White, Cecil Jarvis, H. L. 

her and Justin M. Kunkle were present. 

Several of the members will spend the summer at the univer- 

and the house will be open all summer. All visiting "Sigs" 

velcome and will be treated to the best that we have at all times. 

Morgantown, W. Va., May 4, 1900. Justin M. Kunkle. '96. 

ALPHA GAMMA — OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. 

Alpha Gamma entered upon the spring term with fourteen active 
, being a larger number than has been enrolled for several years. 
, together with the firm financial foundation upon which we are 
resting, is the best evidence of the strength and prosperity of 

Chapter. 

The university, which is constantly increasing in attendance, is now 

cing over an appropriation of $200,000 from the legislature for the 



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purpose of erecting new law and physics buildings, which will 
bly be commenced during the summer. 

The Chapter is looking forward with great pleasure to the 
our Grand Praetor, Clifford A. Wiltsee, who will be with us on t 
of May. His visit this time will be especially welcome, since s 
to be taken towards the organization of an alumni chapter in t 
which of course will be of inestimable value to our Chapter. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity at larg 
new " Sigs:" James F. McGeary, '02, of East Liverpool, Ohio; 
C. Wittick, '03, of Kansas City, Mo.; and Charles F. Leeper, 
Manetta, Ohio, all of whom were initiated since our last letter 

Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 1900. Louis Fe 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

LAMBDA — INDIANA UNIVERSITY. 

Our Otherwise very happy closing term of the year hj 
marred by the absence of Brothers Davis, '01, Johnson, '01, Fel 
and Whetsel, '02, all of whom, excepting Brother Whetsel, v 
bably be back in the fall. Brother Bateman, '01, is with us this ter 
having taught a part of the winter. The Chapter now numbers t 

Little of importance has been happening with the uni 
Wylie Hall, which was partially burned in February, is being 

Brother J. H. Castleman is playing right field on the bal 
He also won the indoor handicap meet trophy, a beautifu 
loving cup. 

The Betas and Kappa Sigs will next year enter rented 
houses, which will be built this summer. The Sigma Nus will 
the house they have occupied this year. Lambda has not yel 
decided what she will do. 

Brother Heyn, '99, is manager of the University of Cir 
baseball team and accompanied it on its recent trip here. V\ 
much enjoyed the two days he and Brother Diehl, third bas( 
with us. Brother Darnell, Rho, was with the Butler team here 

Lambda will be in excellent condition next fall, with on 
men being graduated this year. We who will go feel that the ( 
will be by far the best one in school and expect much from it. 

Bloomington, Ind., May 15, 1900. M. C. Brai 

XI — DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

The principal events at DePauw during the last month have b 
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convention. The latter was held April 20th in Meharry hall and 
afforded a fitting occasion for undergraduate oratory. McKinley and 
Roosevelt was the ticket named. 

Baseball is the center of interest, made so from the successes of 
the team in the last three years, and the victories of the present sea- 
son. On April i6th Rose Polytechnic Institute was defeated 13 to 4. 
On April 21st Purdue was defeated on her own grounds, 9 to 8. Our 
schedule is a hard one, but we expect to retain the state championship 
this year. 

The Chapter was unfortunate in losing Brother Edward R. Call, 
who has moved to Elwood and is reading law in the oiHce of his 
brother, one of the prominent attorneys at that place. Brother Call 
was a leader in college politics and made an enviable record as a 
student. 

The Chapter was entertained at six o'clock dinner at the home of 
Brother Sumner Woody April 14th. The occasion was the most enjoy- 
able of the whole year. Fred M. Starr. 

Greencastle, Ind., April 23, 1900. 

RHO — BUTLER COLLEGE. 

Seldom has a spring term opened at Butler and found Rbo Chap- 
ter in more enthusiastic condition. In fraternity life, as in other things, 
we believe a liberal infusion of young blood is a most excellent thing. 
Rho Chapter, out of eight active members, has six whose connection 
with the White Cross began last fall. 

We have had our share of college honors this term. Brother 
Sweeney is president of the tennis association, and Brother Hill is 
president of the Butler Golf Club, a new and flourishing organization. 
Brothers Darnall and Hill are left field and center field respectively on 
the baseball team, which has not, as yet, lost a game. 

The Chapter has given many charming dances since the last letter, 
" Sig" girl has been there in all her glory. Early in June the 
}all will be given and all visiting brothers will receive a hearty 

wish to introduce in this letter Walter G. Butler, one of But- 
;t athletes, and William E. Long, who, to change the words of 
Ade a little, " is short on length, but long on brains." 
a closing word Rho extends a hearty invitation to all " Sigs " 
y happen in the neighborhood of Indianapolis, 
ngton, Ind., May 4, 1900. Theodore L. Nance. 



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CHI — HANOVER COLLEGE. 

Chi Chapter greets you with no extraordinary depar 
college life, but with everything pointing to the continued 
our Chapter. Hanover is at present rejoicing over two thin 
our victory over Franklin College in the first of a series o 
legiate debates ; and second, the faculty has decided to a 
greater liberties to our football team, and we will be able b 
make extensive trips. 

Our baseball team is at present doing good work, and p 
are being made for a successful field day. Brother Mac 
represent Hanover on the track at the state athletic meet ii 

We regret the loss of Brother Sherlock, who intends st 
next year, and of Brother Lewis, who has accepted a pos 
medical firm in St. Louis. But despite these losses we Y 
members and arc represented in nearly every department 
life. Brother MacGregor leads the junior class and Bro 
ham ranks second. 

Brother Heuse and your scribe will be two of the six 
ment speakers chosen from the graduating class. Brother 
is business manager of the college annual. 

We take pleasure in acknowledging a visit from Brc 
Lambda, who was in Madison as a member of the Indiana 
glee club. Herbert D 

Hanover, Ind., April 22, 1900. 

DELTA DELTA — PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

Since the death of our honored president and Sigma < 
James H. Smart, Purdue has progressed along an even C4 
the direction of Vice-President Stone. The trustees hav< 
postpone the choosing of a new president until the end < 
Ex-President Benjamin Harrison, in an address to the studei 
assured us that the interests of the school would be well I 
and that the successor to the presidency would be one wo 
up the work which was cared for by President Smart. 

Athletics is absorbing a great deal of attention at pn 
the outcome of our local field day. Brothers Adreon and / 
will be on the track team. 

Socially the "Sigs" here have maintained their p< 
Our annual dance was held on April 20th at the Lafayette c 
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to this we had an informal a£Eair at the chapter house, at which we 
maintained our reputation here as entertainers. 

No initiations have been held since our last letter, but we expect 
to soon initiate James Graham, of Madison, Ind., and James Fowler, 
of LaFayette, Ind., brother of Cecil Gross Fowler. We are planning 
to have our banquet at the same time and we wish to have a large 
number of alumni present for both occasions. 

We intend to keep our house, although it is hardly large enough 
for all of us, and expect to have it refitted especially for our use. 
" Sigs " can always find congenial brothers at the Sigma Chi house on 
Waldron street. Alexander Chambers. 

LaFayette, Ind., May i, 1900. 

FIFTH PROVINCE. 

THETA THETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

Very little that is worthy of note has transpired since our last let- 
ter to the Quarterly. The large size of our Chapter has caused us to 
rest upon our oars and to do little or nothing in the way of rushing. How- 
ever, we have four spikes out, only one of whom will come into the 
Fraternity this year. The rest are not yet in college, but will be with 
us in the fall. A week before the Easter vacation we gave a dancing 
party at the house which proved to be not only swell, but very enjoy- 
able as well. This, with a few informal college dances, which several 
of us have attended, completes the social side of the past few months. 
We expect now to give another house party about the time of the 
annual May Festival, which is always made a time for gala day pro- 
ceedings and which comes about the third week in May. 

In athletics Michigan promises to be fairly strong this year. We 

won by a handsome majority the dual indoor meet with Notre Dame 

earlier in the year, but the schedule of meets is painfully bare and the 

only other one at which our team will compete will be the W. I. A. A. 

meet in June. There we hope to retrieve the defeat of last year, but 

fh^ matter is delightfully vague and uncertain. In baseball the team 

far done better than had been expected of it. They won from 

a, Illinois, Beloit and Northwestern, and lost to Wisconsin and 

Dame on the spring trip. Tomorrow Beloit comes for the first 

)f the season and we anticipate entertaining a good per cent, of 

2am as " Sig " brothers. Theta Theta's strength in athletics has 

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in baseball, but this is at present about the only branch of college 
activity that does not find Sigma Chi registered among the topmost. 
Ann Arbor, Mich., April 27, 1900. Geo. D. Hudnutt. 

KAPPA KAPPA — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

Kappa Kappa's success in the last two months has been all that 
could be desired. We have recently gained two signal victories in the 
way of new men— men who were desired by our strongest rivals and 
who will be a valuable addition to our^Chapter. 

By an oversight in our last letter the name of Eli Pike Gale, '03, 
of Aurora, was omitted as one of our newly initiated. Brother Gale 
comes from a family of " Greeks " and will make a fine " Sig." 

Grand Praetor Dexter paid us a pleasant visit in February and 
imparted to us more of the real "Sig'' spirit, of which he has an 
abundant amount. 

The local fans are confident that our *' Varsity" ball team will win the 
championship this year. We certainly have a strong aggregation on 
the diamond and Kappa Kappa is ably represented by Brothers Adsit, 
Mathews, and Stahl as sub-catcher. 

Brother Chamberlain took part in the university ministrels given 
recently for the benefit of the athletic association. 

The writer has the pleasure of being a member of this year's sen- 
ior ball committee, and is also president of the local chapter of Tau 
Beta Pi, honorary engineering fraternity. 

In the first game of inter-fraternity baseball series our team met 
defeat at the hands of the Kappa Signias. Wm. Jay Brown. 

Urbana, 111., April 22, 1900. 

OMICRON OMICRON — THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. 

Omicron Omicron has had such a pleasant year that we are all 
sorry to see it coming to an end. It has been decided to use a portion 
of the funds added to the endowment this year for a club house and 
commons modeled after the club at the University of Pennsylvania. 
This club is expected to engender more college spirit than has hither- 
to marked our student body. 

We have been most fortunate in gaining college honors this year. 
Brother Slack was on the championship relay team, which won the 
mile college relay race at Philadelphia. In a literary way we are bet- 
ter represented than ever before, having two men on the Weekly ^ which 
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week, however, a new paper, a daily, makes its first appearance, whose 
idea originated in our Chapter and permission to run it was gained 
from the faculty through Brother Clark. The positions of editor-in- 
chief, news editor and business manager are filled by our boys. 

The second annual comic opera will be presented by the male 
students at Studebaker Hall April i Ith-i2th. It is a grind on the univer- 
sity and faculty, written by the students. There are seven " Sigs " in 
the play, including the part of leading lady and three prominent men's 
parts, while three other " Sigs " appear in the chorus and band. 

The junior college day play this year was written by Brothers 
Howard and Chaplin. Brother Chaplin also has charge of its produc- 
tion. 

An inter- fraternity baseball league was recently organized and our 
boys are developing into great ball tossers. 

I advise any " Sig " who is in New Orleans, to be sure to find the 
Tulane Chapter, since they have the true " Sig " spirit, as was shown 
when they looked up and entertained the subscriber. 

We are glad to say that a number of " Sigs " from all chapters are 
finding their way to our house and only hope that many more will 
follow their good example. Lewis Lee Losey, Jr. 

Chicago, 111., May 7, 1900. 

ALPHA ZETA — BELOIT COLLEGE. 

Alpha Zeta has commenced spring work in earnest, and the out- 
look for crops is far more promising than it has been for years. 
Although we will lose six of our best hands by graduation this spring, 
the Sigma Chi farm in Beloit will still be worked for all there is in it 
in the fall. 

Our seniors this year are Brothers Henry R. Mussey, George W. 
Dudley, William T. Whitney, George W. Fenton and Frank H. 
Meadows. Brother Mussey will add another honor to those which he 
has already won for Sigma Chi, by delivering the valedictory, while 
Brother Dudley is also one of the ten commencement speakers. 
Through the excellent management of Brother Whitney, the glee and 
mandolin clubs have had the most successful trip in the history of the 
college, having cleared over S200. 

The members of Alpha Zeta, in order to discharge certain obliga- 
tions to the townspeople and to enjoy a change from the fraternity 
dance, of which some of the college people had become somewhat 
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which music was the principal feature, the greater part of the enjoy- 
able program of male quartettes, vocal and instrumental solos and 
readings being given by Sigma Chis. About one hundred and fifty 
people, including nearly all the members of the fac»'^*"^' ^"'^ fh^iV 
femilies were thus entertained, and Alpha Zeta scorec 
vation. 

Everybody in Beloit and all the farmers for miles ai 
ested in the baseball team this spring on account of the 
done by Brother Adkins in the pitcher's box, assisted t 
and Rob Brown and the rest of the team. 

One of the pleasing events scheduled to take pla 
future is a baseball burlesque show between the faculty 
team. 

Brother Dudley in the state oratorical contest anc 
in the Knox debate both did nobly, but the judges were 

Beloit. Wis., April 25, 1900. Ernesi 

ALPHA IOTA — ^THE ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVEK 

Alpha Iota is in the midst of extensive preparations 
The new quarters which we now occupy are to be fitted up 
in every detail. Several of the brothers are busy witl 
but not a few of them have been working on the track 5 
Among these are Brothers P. A. Smith, B. H. Smith an 
on the ball team, and Brothers E. N. Heafer and Fran 
track team. 

We have pledged two of the most popular fellows 
initiated next fall. There has been a fair amount of gc 
the university this year and we think that we have seci 
although not without some difficulty. 

The social event of the greatest import this term wi 
honored custom of the under-classmen entertaining the s 
with a farewell function. J. Dv 

Bloomington, 111, May 6, 1900. 

ALPHA LAMBDA — THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONS 

Since our last letter we have chosen Brother Morg 
member of our Chapter. The purpose of this member i 
Chapter on any important matters that may arise. Br 
will be present at the chapter meetings, and his counsel 
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The latter part of March, the Chapter gave a dancing party at 
Kehl's hall. Members of other fraternities were invited. This step 
was something of an innovation, and the a£Eair proved a complete 
success. 

In general college matters, Sigma Chi is well represented. Brother 
Tearse has been elected president of the senior class. The senior class 
has voted' to wear caps and gowns, and will appear this month in the 
classic garb. 

, The university crew, together with the freshmen crew, will go 
East again this year to compete in the races at Poughkeepsie. Brother 
Williams is rowing on the " 'varsity," and Brother Wm. Murphy on the 
freshman crew. Brother Hayes Murphy is commodore of the naval 
department of the university. 

The baseball team is doing fairly good work thus far this year, 
having been defeated but once by a college team. Interest in athletics 
is centered largely in the inter-scholastic field meet, which will be held 
here the last part of this month. Over one hundred schools will be 
represented, and over one thousand entries have been registered. 

The annual field day will occur this week. Sigma Chi will be 
represented in the inter-fraternity relay race. 

This being the last letter before the close of the present college 
year. Alpha Lambda gives greeting to her sister chapters. 

Madison, Wis., May 3, 1900. J. Earle Kemp. 

ALPHA PI — ALBION COLLEGE. 

A new era for Albion College athletics began this term. For 
many years there has been a great need of an enclosed athletic field to 
guarantee the financial success of contests held here, and this is now 
provided through the liberality of John Winter and Dr. Oliver Lau, 
ot Detroit, who contributed last month S2000 towards the purchase of 
the same. This was increased by subscriptions from the undergradu- 
ates and alumni to the amount necessary to secure the desired field of 
thirteen acres within two blocks of the campus, and put it in condi- 
tion for fall athletics. Sigma Chi, with the aid of her alumni, heads 
the list of contributors among the fraternities. 

Our base ball team this spring is the most successful in several 
years, having won six inter-collegiate games, defeated Northwestern 
University, 8 to 3, and has not suffered a defeat as yet. 

Our track team won the dual meet with Hillsdale College, May 
1 2th, by the score ot 32 to 18 points. 



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Our debating team, upon which Alpha Pi was represented by 
Brother M. L. Wiley, won the annual debate from Allegheny College, 
May 17th. The question was, Resolved,"That England's course in the 
Transvaal is justifiable," Albion advocating the affirmative. Robt. E. 
Brown, Alpha Pi, ex- '99, was the leading debator on the Allegheny 
team, and we were much pleased of course to greet him again. 

The college year book for 1899-1900 has just appeared and shows 
a total attendance of 475, of whom 247 are in the college classes 
proper. 

The college will be unusually favored at the commencement exer- 
cises next month. President Ashley has secured Bishop J. C. Hart- 
zell, of the Methodist church, to deliver the commencement address, 
and Bishop W. X. Ninde to preside over the exercises. 

We are making unusual preparations for our commencement ban- 
quet, and expect to entertain a larger number than usual of our alumni 
at the occasion. 

The Chapter has recently pledged Clifford Mead, of Milan, and 
Leigh Christian, of Owosso. B. H. Parks. 

Albion, Mich., May 18, 1900. 

ALPHA SIGMA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. 

The college year is about closing upon what has been for Alpha 
Sigma one of the brightest in her history. In tbe fall we entered a fine 
fourteen room house, situated within three blocks of the university 
campus in the best residence portion of the city, and we have main- 
tained it in a way that is the envy and admiration of every other fra- 
ternity in the university, and this in spite of the fact that it is our first 
house experience and that we managed a table and the whole under- 
taking with help from neither alumni nor general fraternity. 

Providence seemed to place every opportunity before us for suc- 
ceeding in the undertaking and the three active men in the city last 
summer. Brothers Powell, Lovett and Daniel, determined to improve 
them, so they rented and furnished a house, trusting in the loyalty and 
support of their absent brothers to back them in their venturesome 
undertaking. It took sheer nerve, for dark and crooked was the way, 
but the never-failing forbearance and courage of every brother as well 
as the care and caution of our executives, have crowned our efforts 
with success, and another year will see us making money out of a house 
project. We will gladly furnish any sister chapter, contemplating a 
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a Sigma has had more than her share of distinction in mill- 
ithletic directions. Among the more notable ones are Brother 
I's capture of the Glen Medal for "drilling down" the uni- 
.ttalion and Brother Kiefer's sensational playing on the basket 
Brother Daniel has been requested to present a paper before 
iwest Railway Club as the result of some special research 

lers Benedict, Stephens and Knowlton have opened their 
s spring for "rushing" parties and if the result is not a num- 
\ freshmen it will not be due to a lack of cordiality on their 

Chapter will give its annual banquet May 5th at the Hotel 
Brother Dexter, Praetor of our province, will be present 
;t enjoyable time is anticipated. The occasion will also cele- 
initiation of new men. If any brother is in the vicinity of 
Cities at that time we hope to be informed of it. A most 
\ welcome is waiting for him there, or at any other time, at 
, 1 210 4th street, S. E. T. Lester Daniel. 

eapolis, Minn., April 23, 1900. 

SIXTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA EPSILON — THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

;ime for the May letter for our Chapter finds its members 
[aged in finishing up the work for the school year, which has 
ry prosperous one, indeed, for the Chapter, 
arch 3rd, we initiated Hans Peter Peterson, *oi, ot Elk Horiir 
1 April 14th, John Anton Kees, '03, of Beatrice, Neb. 
Wednesday evening. May 2nd, Congressman David H. Mer- 
naha, was made a member of the Chapter. Brother Mercer 
f the petitioners for the ** Sig " Chapter in our university, but 
before the Chapter was installed. We have always looked 
as one of our members, and while he was attending the 
n state convention, held here the other day, we took the 
ty to make him one of us in reality. After the initiation at 
an informal banquet was given at the Lincoln hotel in his 
[e is a true " Sig " and the Fraternity is to be congratulated 
ng him enrolled as one of its members. We hope to have 
: and biography, along with the account of the initiation and 
a the next issue of the Quarterly. 



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Brother Brown was compelled to leave school about 
ago on account of sickness, but expects to be with us agi 

Brother Home has been secretary of the Hayward 
Club. Brother Rainey was made chairman of the Pan- He 
the annual social function given by all the fraternities. E 
mann represented the Chapter as a member of the comn 
senior promenade, which was held at the Lincoln hotel oi 
and Brother Bischof is manager of the senior law baseball 

Work has begun on the addition to the gymnasium 
completed by next September. The building was greatly 
will do much toward relieving the overcrowded quarters c 
cal training department. 

Dr. E. Benjamin Andrews, formerly superintendent of 
public schools, has accepted the invitation of the regent 
chancellor of our university and will enter upon his duties \ 

The commencement exercises will be held June 7th j 
Theatre. Dr. Judson, of the University of Chicago, will 
mencement orator. 

The Chapter has made arrangements to keep its presc 
another year, and with at least twelve of the active memb 
we expect to begin the next school year under most favc 
tions. A. J. 

Lincoln, Neb., May 4, 1900. 

ALPHA XI — THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS. 

With the waning of the school year. Alpha Xi can a 
back on her work with pride. We have considerably ii 
membership. Most of our members have done very credi 
work, and a number have distinguished themselves in mat 
Our social functions have been eminently satisfactory and 
all concerned. Our party, given on Feb. 21st, was one oi 
events of the season. We had the best music obtainabl 
City, the hall was elaborately decorated, and the genera 
second to nothing of the kind here during the season. 

With reference to athletics, Brother Tucker, of footl 
now doing star playing in the outfield on the baseball team. 
ter ball team is at present practicing systematically for : 
inter-fraternity games to be played for the pennant don 
young ladies of the university. On April 21st the indoc 
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standing broad jump, and the fence vault, to his already large number. 

Since our last letter Brother Neil Jones has been elected to mem- 
bership in the Phi Delta Phi fraternity, in which our Chapter is well 
represented. 

The approach of the final examinations at the close of the school 
year, keeps most of us pretty close to our studies, so that we are un- 
able to give as much attention to chapter matters as usual. 

Lawrence, Kans., May 5, 1900. Arthur C. Bradley. 

XI XI — THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI. 

At present the class spirit in general about the university is at a 
lull. The faculty has had much to do with this calmness on the part 
of the students, owing to one expulsion and several suspensions. 
These were the penalties for too lofty aspirations which partook of the 
nature of painting the lion statues on the top of the Academy Hall. 

Much of the interest of the students is being directed towards ath- 
letics. The baseball team is on a western trip at present. In the 
university department several changes and additions have recently 
been made. Three new chairs have been added to the academic courses. 
The medical course has been changed from three to four years and 
tuition abolished ; also the law course is to become one of three years 
in 1901. 

The Shakespearian contest, in which the fraternities are taking a 
great interest, is to occur soon. The two student plays, in which we 
were represented, were produced with the best of success. In the 
commencement Shakespearian play we are to be represented by 
Brothers Halliburton and Halstead. We met with defeat in the Kansas 
debate, but, notwithstanding this. Brother Arnold, our representative, 
reports a royal reception from the Kansas University " Sigs." 

Xi Xi is a member of the inter-fraternity baseball league and we 
expect to come off with flying colors. 

Socially we are doing well. We gave a unique afternoon dance 
complimentary to our visiting fraternity sisters March 3rd. On the 
evening of March loth one of the prettiest a£fairs of the year was given 
by us at which progressive euchre was the means of entertainment. 

Columbus, Mo., April 23, 1900. Chas. R. L. Crenshaw. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

ETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

The University ot Mississippi has accomplished good work in all 
lines this session. The curriculum has been raised in most branches, 
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Athletics here is now on a firm basis, and we bid fair to play a 
conspicuous part in southern athletics in the future. Our baseball nine 
has already achieved some renown and will, before the season closes, 
add more honors to its laurels. Our field day promises to be a suc- 
cess. One gratifying thing to Eta's sons is that our boys are taking a 
more prominent part in athletics. 

Two of our freshmen, Brothers W. O. Crisman and J. B. Leavel, 
have won the first two medals in oratory offered by the two literary 
societies of this institution. Our prospects of winning one junior 
medal are indeed flattering. The Bryan medal will be won by our only 
senior. 

Two of our old men, Brothers J. E. Holmes and D. M. Kimbor- 
ough, '99, are practicing law at Oxford with success. 

University, Miss., April 28, 1900. W. E. B. Leonard. 

ALPHA NU — THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. 

Our last five weeks of the session open with a continuance of the 
good-fellowship and earnest work previously noted, and a joyful strain 
for a successful completion of the year's labor. 

Dr. Mark H. Liddell has resigned the chair of English to take 
e£fect at the end of the term, he going East to engage in English work 
for a New York publishing house. 

Leonard E. Dixon, well known in the mathematical world through 
his able Group Theory work, leaves us for the University of Chicago. 
T. M. Putnam, instructor in mathematics, has leave of absence for 
next year. 

In fraternity life the quiet before the excitement of commence-' 
ment week is on us, although the Sigma Alpha Epsilons did intend 
giving a reception May loth, in honor of the province convention held 
here, but were prevented by an outbreak of smallpox in their lodge, 
causing an indefinite postponement. 

Our baseball team has started on its annual trip. We are repre- 
sented on the team by Brother Herbert Ardrey, who won his position 
as catcher from strong opposition. 

Brother George Robertson is vice-president of the senior law class 
and class orator for the alumni banquet commencement week. 
Brother Walter Amsler is president of the junior academic class. 

Austin, Texas, May 9, 1900. Tom MacRae. 

ALPHA OMICRON — TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

Tulane is just entering upon an era of prosperity. Dr. Alderman, 
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dency of Tulane and will take charge at the beginning of next ses- 
-:^-. TV|j.g^ Caroline Stannard Tilton has donated $50,000 for the pur- 
erecting a library on the campus. 

irything in college life has been very quiet this last term, but 
s" have been having a good time all to themselves The an- 
iquet of Alpha Omicron and her alumni took place on April 
\ntoine*s. Twenty-eight "Sigs" sat down to table and twenty- 
A up again after the most enjoyable banquet in our history. 
>r and Mrs. Robert Sharpe entertained Alpha Omicron on 
th at a dance given at their residence on St. Charles avenue. 
;s to say we had a delightful evening. 

ither Forsyth is track captain and is working hard to make the 
games a success. 

enjoyed a visit recently from Brothers Losey, of Chicago, and 
Wisconsin. Unfortunately both brothers were only discovered 
e eve of their departure and we could not entertain them in 
^ We urge all "Sigs" who visit New Orleans to come to 
Immediately, so that we may have an opportunity of showing 
ound. 

have very good prospects for next year. We lose but one 
graduation. Brother Labouisse, while we have several "goats" 
ire hope to introduce in our next. 
IV Orleans, La., May 7, 1900. Hugh M. Krumbhaar. 

EIGHTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA BETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 

^faa Beta closed up house on the 12th inst., with good prospects 
s active members returning in August, and the addition of sev- 
i preparatory students in view. We expect to have our house 
ed and tinted as well as painted during vacation. 

class day, May loth. Alpha Beta gave a very pleasant reception 
iriends, of whom about one hundred and fifty attended. On the 
\ of the same day we gave a final dinner at which many of our 
were present. 

the nth inst., the ground was broken for the first of our new 
^s, the president's residence, which will cost about {50,000. 
th regard to athletics, we were victorious in baseball and track 
in our annual meets with Stanford, but in tennis not quite so 
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team in the East, which has met with defeat at the hands of both Yale 
and Princeton. 

During the last year the fraternity list has been increased from 
thirteen to fifteen fraternities and from three to four sororities. The 
new chapters are Phi Kappa Psi, Alpha Tau Omega and Delta Delta 
Delta. There are also rumors of Theta Delta Chi establishing a chap- 
ter here next term. Geo. M. Broemmel. 

Berkeley, Cal., May 13, 1900. 

ALPHA OMEGA — LELAND STANFORD, JR., UNIVERSITY. 

The most important event since our last letter has been the selec- 
tion of Brother Yost as football coach at Stanford for the season of 1900. 
Brother Yost has recently coached the universities of Nebraska and 
Kansas very successfully, and we have every reason to believe that 
ivith his help in 1900, Stanford will recover from her slump of the last 
two years and regain her prestige in football on this coast. 

Alpha Omega is at present agitating a scheme to raise funds for a 
new chapter house, and unless our plans fail to prove as feasible as 
they appear to be, we shall be installed in new quarters before 1901. 
A move of^this kind has become absolutely necessary, as we cannot 
otherwise compete successfully with other fraternities having houses 
of their own. 

Since our last letter we have received visits from Brother Mackin- 
tosh, Lafayette; Brothers Al. Jarman and Wilbur J. Edwards, Alpha 
Omega, '96; Brother Lew Garrett, Alpha Upsilon, '97; and Brother 
Bundschu, Alpha Beta. 

We have initiated Elbert King Potter from the class of 1902. 

Palo Alto, Cal., May 9, 1900. Frank W. Bennett. 

NINTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA ALPHA — HOBART COLLEGE. 

Alpha Alpha, although reduced in numbers, is still maintaining 
the White Cross at Hobart, and looks forward to brighter things next 
year. 

Brother Jager represented the active chapter at the convention of 
the Ninth Province in Boston, March 23d-24th, and reports a most enjoy- 
able occasion, which should give a great impetus to Sigma Chi in the 
East. Plans were laid, which, with the promised cooperation of our 
alumni, should assure the regaining of our prestige here. We lose but 
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The inter-collegiate track meet will be held here May 30th, in 
which Union, Colgate and Hobart will take part. At our recent lacrosse 
match with Columbia, the Chapter had the pleasure of meeting Brother 
Hoguet, who played on the Columbia team. E. L. Jagar. 

Geneva, N. Y., May 5, 1900. 

ETA ETA— DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

The long winter term is over at last and we of Eta Eta heartily 
welcome the approaching spring. For the last fourteen weeks we 
have been practically snowed in, but although a dreary term in some 
respects, yet during the winter weeks we have enjoyed the most the 
privileges of fraternity life, and besides the regular meetings several 
informal " spreads " have done much to brighten the last term. 

Of course with the coming of spring our interest in baseball and 
track athletics is renewed, and although it is yet too early in the sea- 
son to safely prophesy, still Dartmouth has great hopes of this season's 
baseball team. Sigma Chi is represented on the nine by Brothers 
Hancock and Wainwright. Brothers McGovern, Brown, and Matte- 
son are candidates for the track team. 

Brother Hutchison, who has been ill with pneumonia, is out again. 
He has had several offers to coach western football teams for the 
coming season, and will probably accept one of them. 

Several of our men attended the Ninth Province convention at 
Boston and were very enthusiastic over the welcome accorded them 
by the brothers of Alpha Theta. E. S. Calderwood. 

Hanover, N. H., April 27, 1900. 

NU NU — COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. 

Nu Nu was very much disappointed not to have had her letter in the 
last Quarterly; but owing to a misunderstanding as to the resignation 
of the associate editor, it was omitted. 

We graduated three men last year. Brothers McColloch, Irving 
and LePrince, all of whom are post-graduates, and we now have twenty- 
six men in the Chapter. 

We take pleasure in introducing Brothers W. E. Miller, E. W. Put- 
nam, R. F. Pelton, C. E. W. Bateson, A. Austin, M. W. Robinson, 
G. H. Miller, R. Geyer, W. W. Jessup, Scott Kidder, C. Collis 
and Chauncy Berrian. Brother Bateson is all-around cham- 
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phenomenal football team, on which Brother G. H. Miller played 
guard, and on which also Brother Berrian was a substitute. Brothers 
Austin and Berrian are out for the freshman boat and the latter is also 
president of his class. 

At our initiation, in February, we were very much pleased to have 
with us Brothers Gessler, our humorist and all-around trick brothers^ 
Burr Mcintosh and Samuel Ireland, also Brothers Conklin, White and 
Knapp. Dr. Gessler was in charge of the solemnities for the new 
brothers, and during the " blow out " that followed. Brothers Mcintosh 
and Ireland entertained us very fantastically with their characteristic 
good fellowship. 

The incorporation for our much needed chapter house has beea 
duly formed and recognized by law. 

We were very much pleased to receive visits from Brothers Clary 
and Atwood, of Alpha Theta, and Edmunds, of Phi Phi, and also 
wish to acknowledge letters from Omega and Xi Xi. 

Since our last letter was sent to the Quarterly, we have ap- 
pointed a house committee whose efforts are being directed towards 
securing a better and larger house for the Chapter next fall, as the one- 
we now occupy is not large enough for our purposes. 

We take great pleasure in introducing Brothers Edmund O'Shea, 
*oi,and Maxwell W. Long, '01, initiated May 4. Both are very promi- 
nent men at college, O'Shea in the mines and Long in the political 
science. Among other positions Brother O'Shea played on his fresh- 
man and sophomore football teams, and was assistant manager of the 
Varsity last year. He also played on his freshman baseball team and 
captained the sophomore team. Brother Long is distinguished as the 
only Columbia man who scored in the inter-collegiate last year, and 
there is little doubt that he is the champion amateur 440 yard man in 
the country. Leon F. LsPrince. 

314 West iiSth Street,New York City, May 10, 1900. 

ALPHA THETA — MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Since our last letter we had the pleasure of entertaining the Ninth 
Province at the annual convention. To those who were here, I think 
no word is necessary, but to the brothers unable to attend, we can 
assure them that they missed some rousing good speeches at the ban-, 
quet from some of our own old members and from the Columbia 
Cornell and Dartmouth brothers ; and the spirit with which the ** Sig'* 
songs were sung at the smoker roused our quiet Brookline neighbors 
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lany have been the pleasant times at " Tech." this term, but now 
e getting down to work in earnest as the gloom of the finals is 
ly beginning to be felt. 

n closing, let me add that should any wandering " Sig " happen 
in Boston during the summer vacation he will find the house 
) Thorndike street wide open,and some one there to give him the 
land, since we are not going to close the house this summer, 
trookline, Mass., May 9, 1900. H. O. Cummins. 

ALPHA PHI — CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

'his term opened for Alpha Phi in a very sad manner owing to 
er Caldwell's death. It cast a gloom over the house and for some 
prevented all fraternity work along the line of rushing new men, 
itely we have been considering several eligible men and expect 
i at least five to our number before the close of the year, 
he question which is occupying a large part of our time is the 
ng of our new chapter house. This has been under consideration 
vreral years and it is very possible that the beginning of the new 
y will find us in our new lodge. Plans have reached the point 
we expect to break ground in a week or two. The one person 
om Alpha Phi's success is due more than any other is Brother 
in, of New York, and the members of Alpha Phi uniformly appre- 
tiis persistent efforts. 

.n item that was too late for the last Quarterly was the Alpha 
ainquet, held on February 12th. Brother Phillips, Alpha Alpha, 
onklin were here and helped things to pass off smoothly, 
rothers Newton, Tappan and Barnum represented Alpha Phi at 
rovincial convention held in Boston during the latter part of 
L The bo^s have nothing but praise for the Alpha Theta men 
eir fine treatment during their stay in Boston, 
ornell in general this year is having one of the brightest epochs 
history. The baseball team promises to eclipse the record of 
otball men. The crew work this spring is also at an advanced 
owing to the early cleaning of the canal. Alpha Phi is repre- 
I on the crew by Brother Dalzell, captain, who has been rowing 
"'varsity" for the past three years. Brother Tappan presides over 
stinies of the lacrosse team. 

Ipha Phi expects to put out a ball team this year which will be 
d to receive challenges from any other chapter team in Sigma 
nd any challenge sent to Brother Newton will be carefully 
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An unusually large number of Alpha Phi's men graduate 
but by hustling the rest of this term we expect to start n< 
better condition than this last one. John 

Ithaca, N. Y., May 5, 1900. 



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Among the AIumnL 

INSTALLATION OF THE MILWAUKEE ALUMNI CHAPTER. 

Milwaukee has been a strong fraternity center for a great many 
years and Sigma Chi has always had an organization there of some sort. 
For a long time we were content to be simply the Sigma Chi Club. 
After outgrowing that, we passed through the more important stage 
of an "association/' and finally, through the efforts of the faithful, we 
have risen to the dignity of an alumni chapter. 

The Milwaukee Alumni Chapter was installed at the Pfister Hotel 
on the evening of December 22, 1899, by Brother E. J. Dexter, Grand 
Triumvir and Praetor of the FifthjProvince, assisted by Brother Charles 
Ailing, Grand Tribune and Rev. Garnet A. Pollock, Alpha '58. Grand 
Consul Nate was expected to conduct the installation ceremonies, but 
his duties in connection with his new work kept him away and Mil- 
waukee "Sigs" were denied the pleasure of meeting him. It was a 
genuine disappointment to all and especially to those of us who have 
never met Brother Nate. 

Brother Dexter was elected president of the new Chapter. We 
believe a good man cannot be honored too often, and so we have 
given him the highest office that is in our power to bestow. 

Brother Walter J. Luedke is vice-president and Brother Charles 
A. Cryderman, secretary and treasurer. 

anquet followed the installation ceremonies at which Brother 

Ige Hamilton, president of the parent organization, presided 

[naster. After prayer by Rev. Pollock, the following toasts 

ren: 

sident's Address, ... Tallmadge Hamilton. 

ivention Diggings, - - - - E. J. Dexter. 

thers and Sisters, .... Charles Ailing. 

lollections of Sigma Chi, - - Rev. Garnet A. Pollock. 

jt Days of Alpha Lambda, - - R. C. Spencer, Jr. 

ha Zeta, - - - - R. T. Merrill. 

ega, - - - - - H. E. Johnson. 

! Alumni, "Odds and Ends." - - C. A. Cryderman. 

ther Ailing was known to all by reputation and he fully 

d that reputation and won new laurels. His toast was a reve- 
the art of after dinner speaking and brought some of us, who 

dea that we were pretty good ourselves, to a realization that 

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Brother Dcxter's **Convention Diggings" and Rev. Pollock's 
"Recollections" were especially interesting and entertaining. 

The guests of honor were: 

Grand Tribune Charles Ailing, Chi. 
Rev. Garnet A. Pollock, Alpha. 

Others present were: 

£. J. Dexter. Alpha Lambda. Loyal Durand, Alpha Lambda 

R. C. Spencer, Jr., Alpha Lambda. C. A. Cryderman, Alpha Lamb 

J. H. Marshutx, Kappa Kappa. J. B. Kalvelage, Alpha Lamb^ 

Walter J. Laedke, Alpha Lambda. H. S. Hayes, Alpha Lambda. 

C. A. Sidler, Alpha Lambda. Arthur Babbitt, Alpha Lambdj 
'R. C. Cornish, Alpha Lambda. B. F. Adams, Alpha Lambda. 

D. H. Murphy, Alpha Lambda. Homer Sylvester, Alpha Lamb 
R. T. Merrill, Alpha Zeta. Tallmadge Hamilton, Eta Eta 
S. B. Harding, Alpha Lambda. H. G. Oakland, Alpha Lambds 
L. A. Williams, Alpha Lambda. E. F. Wollaeger. Alpha Lamb 
H. E. Johnson, Omega. Howell Parks, Alpha Lambda. 
W. F. Murphy, Alpha Lambda. A. C. Rietbrock, Alpha Lambd 

Theta Theta. 



ANNUAL BANQUET OF THE NEW ORLEANS ALUMNI AND ALPHA 

CHAPTERS. 

The annual banquet of the New Orleans Alumni and Alphi 
Chapters was held at Antoine's restaurant on Friday, April 
o'clock. 

A most delightful menu had been arranged under the su 
of the committee in charge, Dr. G. King Logan, J. P. Parkei 
J. Blanc Monroe, and the decorations were most artistic, eac 
being presented with a Sigma Chi monogram pin. 

At the proper time Brother Wm. B. Forsyth, toastmasi 
evening, with a few happy remarks, started the talking by < 
Brother Hugh M. Krumbhaar to speak on *' Sigma Chi in 
Then followed Brother T. M. Logan, Jr., on " Our Absent B 
Brother Harry Forsyth on " Our Recent Convention ;" Brotl 
Grant on " Sigma Chi and Her Rivals ;" Brother Wm. B. F 
" Sigma Chi Girls," and Brother Hewes T. Gurley, who brc 
speechmaking to a close with a beautiful and vigorous ta 
" Responsibilities of a Sigma Chi." 

After the banquet the Alumni Chapter held a meeting 
Dr. G. King Logan was elected president ; Douglas Forsyth, 
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The following is the list of those present : 

Thomas Muldrup LogaD, Jr., Alpha Omicron, '99. 

Samuel S. Labuoisse, Alpha Omicron, *oo. 

George G. Wettfeldt, Alpha Omicron, '01. 

Harry Forsyth, Alpha Omtcron, *oi. 

Hugh M. Krumbhaar, Alpha Omicron, *oi. 

Leeds Eustis, Alpha Omicron, '02. 

W. GermalD Vinceut, Alpha Omicron, *02. 

W. Holcomb Aiken, Alpha Omicron, '03. 

Paul Avery Mcllhenny, Alpha Omicron, '00. 

J. Blanc Monroe, Alpha Omicron, '99. 

Wm. Bullit Grant, Alpha Omicron, '98. 

Charles De B. Claiborne, Alpha Omicron, *oi. 

James Porter Parker, Jr., Alpha Omicron, '01. 

Lewis Crawford, Alpha Omicron, '02. 

Ronald Kennedy, Alpha Theta and Alpha Omicron. 

W. P. Brewer, Eta and Alpha Omicron, '00. 

Wm. B. Forsyth, Alpha Omicron, '92, and Psi '96. 

Douglas Forsyth, Alpha Omicron, '94, and Psi '95. 

Hewes T. Gurley, Alpha Omicron, '88. 

Dr. G. King Logan, Alpha Omicron, '94, and Psi, '96. 

Charles Cate Waterman, Alpha Omicron, *94. 

J. Ogden Pierson, Alpha Omicron, '96. 

John May, Psi, '95, and Alpha Omicron, *99. 

CHICAGO ALUMNI CHAPTER BANQUET. 

The annual spring dinner of the Chicago Alumni Chapter was held 
held in the Chicago Athletic Association hall on the evening of April 
30th. While not as large as some of the former gatherings have been, 
yet it was a most satisfactory event in other respects. The gatherings 
of this Chapter have been uniformly well attended and much credit is 
due Brother Herbert C. Arms for the success which has attended the 
arrangements in each case. Brother James Todd acted as toastmaster 
at the last meeting, and the loving cup, which has come to be a feat- 
ure of the Chicago meeting, was passed by Brother Charles Ailing. 
The following were in attendance : 

Charles Ailing, Chi, '85. W. J. Alden, Omega, '91. 

H. C. Arms, Kappa Kappa, '95. E. L. Andrews, Omega, '9a 

Wm. F. Baker, Gamma,'96. Mark A. Cleveland, Omicron Omicron, '99^ 

Paul W. Cleveland, Omega,'99. M. E. Coleman, Omicron Omicron,'98. 

H. C. Chaplin, Omicron Omicron, '01. S. H. Clark, Omircon Omircon. 
D. C. Croissant, Epsiion, '99. Cliff Camp, Omicron Omicron, '02 

JackCamp, Omicron Omicron, '02. Ed. M. Dexter, Alpha Lambda, '92. 

L. Reed Paris, Lambda Lambda, '97. W. B. Greenlee, Alpha Chi, '95. 
G. P. Hills, Omega. '93. T. W. Harris, Theta TheU, •99. 

Earl Howard, Omicron Omicron, 'oa J. T. Harahan, Alpha Theta, '99. 



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H. C. Hester, Omega, '01. A. O. Jackson, Kappa Kappa, '98. 

C. £. Keener, Kappa Kappa, '98. L. Lee Losey, Jr., Omicron Omicron, 'oa 

• Ray G. MacDonald, Alpha Pi, '93. Newman Miller, Alpha Pi, '93. 

V. A. Matteson, Kappa Kappa, '95. Ruel M. Gill, Kappa Kappa, ex-'oi. 

W. A. Mclntire, Omicron Omicron, '00. Joseph C. Nate, Alpha Iota, '90. 

J. S. Peachin, Alpha TheU, '96, Geo. C. Purdy, Alpha Phi, '92. 

Chas. F. Roby, Omicron Omicron, '98. H. G. Spensley, Alpha Lambda, '94. 

S. M. Samson, Omicron Omicron, '98. James Todd, Chi, '87. 

F. J. Tourtellotte, Omega, '88. A. W. Wilder, Kappa Kappa, '86. 
J. W. OXeary, Alpha Phi, '99. 

PERSONALS. 

THETA — GETTYSBURG COLLEGE. 

Luther Allen Sangree, '93, had articles in Ainsley's Magazine for 
January and February, on the War in South Africa. Brother Sangree 
spent sometime in Sputh Africa several years ago for the McClure 
syndicate. 

John B. McPherson, '83, has a report in the yizy Bulletin^ published 
by the U. S. Department of Labor on "Voluntary Boards of Concilia- 
tion and Arbitration in Great Britain." 

G. W. Loudon, ex-'oi, expects to go into business in Gettysburg 
in the near future. 

OMICRON — DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

David R. Riddle, '99, is assisting his father in the capacity of 
Assistant General Passenger Agent of the Cumberland Valley Rail- 
road at his home in Chambersburg, Pa. 

Robert Irving, '96, formerly of New York City, is now practicing 
law in Carlisle. 

Wm. Allison, '94, of Philadelphia, visited Omicron Chapter several 
times during the past few months. 

MU MU — WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY. 

Henry M. White, '97, has gone to New Whatcome, Washington, 
to locate for the practice of law. 

G. M. Ford, '95, who is now principal of the Concord Normal, 
will resign this summer and enter the practice of law. He has been 
nominated by the Republicans of Mercer county as their candidate 
for the legislature. 

John Hugus, ex-'98, will be married shortly to one of the most 
prominent society girls of Wheeling. He has a position with the La 
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The candidacy of H. L. Swisher, '97, for the nomination as 
State Superintendent ot Free Schools on the Democratic ticket is 
.red with general favor. 

3urtight, '95, ha«5 been nominated for prosecuting attorney 
:ounty. 

Post, '99, has been elected to the chair of chemistry at the 
Seminary at Buckhannon, W. Va. T. W. Haught, '96, was 
ofessor of Greek in the same institution, but has resigned 
\ Harvard to take post graduate work, 
irvis, ex- '00, is a student at JeSerson Medical College. 
Yost, *97, who was football coach at the University of 
1 '98, and who performed a like service for Kansas Uni- 
t fall, has been elected coach of Leland Stanford Uni- 
next season. 

LAMBDA — INDIANA UNIVERSITY.' 

. Johnson, '01, is managing his father's ice plant at Ricb- 

J. Felton, '01, has entered the employ of Dodd, Mead & Co. 
iling in the Northwest. 

d N. Whetsel, '02, has left the university to prepare for 
the Naval Academy, Annapolis. 

I E. Sparling, who is in the department of political science 
ersity of Wisconsin, was elected alderman of the first ward 
at the last spring election. Brother Sparling is an ener- 
\v in the field of municipal reform. He is secretary of the 
Wisconsin Municipalities, and is editor of a new magazine, 
iality, 

XI — DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

.. Hayes, '72, is a prominent candidate for the Republican 

for senator from the fifth district. He has been in the 

ature and is a prominent Republican leader in Putnam 

F. Starr, '96, has resigned from the Castle Square Grand 
pany and accepted an offer from the management of the 
on Company. 

CHI — HANOVER COLLEGE. 

}anta, '99, who has been studying pharmacy in Philadelphia 
er H. B. Morse, will soon return to Hanover. 



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Dr. H. B. Morse, of Philadelphia, will deliver tl 
U. L. society of Hanover. 

V. P. Harris recently passed through Hanover 
a tour through the southern states. 

Nathan Powell, '84, was elected alternate to S 
delegate from Indiana to the National Republican C 
adeiphia. Mr. Powell's friends at Madison, Indiana, 
take the Republican nomination for Congress in his 
win the race if he accepts. 

DELTA DELTA — PURDUE UNIVERSIT\ 

Brent Achilles Tozzer, '99, has left his ] 
Pennsylvania Railroad and is now working for the £ 
apolis, Ind. 

Ralph Bond, ex-'oo, visited the Chapter oi 
still located at Fort Wayne, Ind. 

KAPPA KAPPA — THE UNIVERSITY OF ILL 

Conrad B. Kimball, '94, of Chicago, is now c 
United States Commission of the Paris Exposition, 
the next year or so is No. 6 Villa Michon, Rue Bois 

Victor Andre Matteson, '95, superintendent for 
architects, Chicago, will move his office to Beloit, ^ 
summer, where his firm has some large contracts. 

Henry M. Heisel, '96, is now managing the 
Chicago, the most fashionable residence hotel of th< 
hotel is owned by his father. 

Chas. B. Burdick, '95, municipal and sanitary er 
general superintendent for John A. Cole, consulting 
Colony building, Chicago. 

M. C. Chatten, '96, of Quincy, III., is at pr< 
engineer for the Crane Elevator company, Chicago. 

D. Hobart Carnahan, '96, after two years' stu 
turned to the University of Chicago to take his do< 
has a fellowship in French and German at the univc 

Herbert C. Arms, '95, general manager of the C 
Supply and Scale Company, and Grand Annotator ( 
to be married to Miss Elizabeth W. Gregg some tim 

C. M. Lewis, '96, is practicing architecture at I) 

F. W. Woody, ex-'96, is assistant postmaster at 



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C. T. Wilder, '94, is manager of the blue-print department and in- 
structor in photography at the University of Illinois. 

Frank H. S. Gazzolo, '96, is assistant professor of chemistry at 
Harvard. 

F. G. Carnahan, '92, is practicing law in Champaign. 

W. H. Kiler, '97, is studying law and is assistant football coach. 

ALPHA PI — ALBION COLLEGE. 

Clarence A. Fiske, '90, is now living at 1015 South 6th street^ 
Springfield, III. 

Anson E. Hagle, '88, is delegate elect to the National Prohibition 
convention at Chicago, June 27-29. 

Durand W. Springer, '86, is superintendent of the new department 
of " Christian Citizenship " of the Michigan Epworth League. 

James H. Bartley, '91, graduates from the medical department of 
Northwestern University this month. 

Eugene C. Pierce, '90, is principal of the high school at Ottumwa, 
Iowa. 

Frank J. Shipp, '96, has been re-engaged as superintendent of 
schools at Gaylord, Mich., for the coming year at an increased salary. 

P. Bruce Brockway, ex- '97, Gamma, '97, graduates from Rush Med- 
ical College in June. 

Robert E. Brov^n, ex-'99, will graduate from Alleghany College 
this month. 

Russell H. Bready, ex-'02, is preaching at Waldron, Mich. 

Eugene R. Page, ex-'95, is now with G. H. Gates, 143 Jefferson 
avenue, Detroit, Mich. 

XI XI — THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI. 

H. C. Timmonds is being strongly supported as candidate for 
judge of the Kansas City Court of Appeals. 

Geo. P. Adams, '98, charter member of Xi Xi, is delegate to the 
Republican convention of Wright county. Mo. 

G. W. Crowley, '97, charter member of Xi Xi, has received the 
nomination for prosecuting attorney of Fay county. Mo. 

ALPHA NU — THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. 

Horace Hall, '98, is practicing medicine in Dallas, Texas. 
Tod Lowry will spend the summer in the city of Mexico, return- 
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E. G. Abbott, LL. B., '97, is First Lieutenant in the 36th U. S. V. 
in the Philippines. 

Evan Easton is studying medicine in Galveston. 

Lee Hume, M. D., '98, is in the government service and stationed 
at Eagle Pass. 

E. Dick Slaughter is the newly elected secretary of the Baptist 
Standard^ published at Dallas. 

Julius Ruhl, M. D. '99, first honor man at Galveston, has been 
appointed Assistant Surgeon Marine. 

Chas. Hume is practicing law at Galveston with his father, the 
firm being Hume & Hume. 

Olinthus Ellis, '98, is practicing law in Lockhart, Texas. His firm 
is Ellis & Ellis. 

R. R. Lockett, '89, is a candidate for state senator, first senatorial 
district of Texas. 

ALPHA OMEGA — LELAND STANFORD, JR., UNIVERSITY. 

W. E. Wirship, '95, has accepted a position as instructor in Elec- 
trical Engineering at Stanford University. 

Harry B. Morse, '97, has gone to Germany to complete his course 
in chemistry. 

Percy L. Davidson, '98, is a teacher in the San Diego high school. 

Norman Roper, '95, has gone to China to accept a position as 
civil engineer. 

Chas. A. Gray, '99, has entered the practice of law in San Francisco. 

Paul Pauly, '02, is assayer for a mining company at Willcox, Ariz. 

Ernest S. Williams, '99, is studying law in Los Angeles, Cal., and 
will enter Harvard Law School next year. 

ETA ETA — DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

Albert W. Boston, '99, is a member of the school committee in 
North Berwick, Me. 

Joseph Edwards, '99, is principal of the high school in North Ber- 
wick, Me. 

T. T. Whittier, '99, has accepted a position with Tower & Wallace, 
New York City. 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. 

The convention of the Third Province was held at Granville^ 
Ohio, on May 25 and 26, 1900, Mu Chapter at Denison University 



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acting as host. The convention was in charge of Grand Praetor Clif- 
ford A. Wiltsee, Mu, '97. Grand Consul Joseph C. Nate was expected 
to be present. The members of the local Chapter made elaborate 
preparations for the reception and entertainment of their visitors and 
a royal time was anticipated. The program was as follows: 

Friday p. m. — Business session. 

Friday evening — Trolley ride to Idlewilde Park and banquet. 

Saturday a. m. — Business session. 

Saturday p. m. — Ball game, Wooster vs. Denison University. 

Saturday evening — Reception at the chapter house. 

A full account of the occasion will be given in the next issue of 
the Quarterly. 

Frank D. Ader, Theta Theta, '88, of Greencastle, Ind., is a candi- 
date for the Democratic nomination for state senator from the counties 
of Putnam and Montgomery. Brother Ader has been a member of 
the state legislature and is an influential politician in the western part 
of the state. 

The annual banquet of Phi Phi Chapter and the Philadelphia 
Alumni of Sigma Chi was held at the Hotel Bellevue, April 6th, com- 
mencing at eight o'clock. 

Henry T. Kent, Psi, '72, is president of the association of the 
Alumni of the University of Virginia at St. Louis, Mo., and was honored 
as toastmaster at its annual JeSerson Day dinner given at the Southern 
Hotel. 

ind Praetor Lee Trinkle, Sigma Sigma, '96, Psi, '98, has left 
gton and returned to Virginia, much to the regret of all Wash- 
'Sigs." 

t Hume, Alpha Nu, paid a short visit to Washington in Febru- 
was entertained by the Washington "Sigs." He is in A. A. 
1 Marine Hospital Service at Eagle Pass. 

^ewis Riggles, Epsilon, '00, Medical, has just passed his exami- 
luccessfuUy and is a resident physician at Children's Hospital, 
: of Columbia. 

P. Hamilton, Zeta, is now practicing his profession as city 
T at Jackson, Miss. 

lir C. Young, Alpha Epsilon, '97, assistant instructor in chem- 
the University of California, had the sad misfortune to lose his 
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R. C. Spencer, Alpha Lambda, '86, prepared the mate 
special number of TTie Architectural Review this summer, 
is almost wholly devoted to the work of Frank L. Wright. 

Nu Nu Chapter entertained at its chapter house, 314 
Street, March 31st, from four until seven. 

Harry W. Amos, Mu, '99, has recently given up his 
with the Jeffersofdan and is now connected with the Met 
Board Company, of Cambridge, O. 

Paul A. Mcllhenny, M. D., Alpha Omicron, '00, is taki 
course in surgery in Chicago under Dr. Nichols Senn, t 
surgeon. He has been stopping at No. 620 Division Street 

J. H. Ingwersen, Theta Theta. '87, who is cashier of t 
Trust and Savings Bank at Clinton, Iowa, passed through C 
month on his way to New York to attend a meeting of the 
Committee of the American Bankers' Association, of whicb 
he is a member. 

Charles French Toms, Alpha Tau, '93, is an attorn( 
Hendersonville, N. C. 

John D. Garrett, Alpha, '98, is now in the sophomore c 
Medical Department of the University of Illinois, at Chi 
home address is Bell, Ohio, and his present address is 230 
Street, Chicago. Brother Bundy is also in the same class. 

The Miami University Cadet Battalion and Miami Li 
which have been in charge of Gen. B. P. Runkle, Alpha, 
very successful reception at the University, March 23d. 

Van W. Ailing, Chi and Delta Delta, is now in Paris, sup 
the erection of the American Forestry Building on the groi 
exposition. He will travel through Germany and England 
turning to this country. 

Wm. Poindexter, Nu, '7S» >s a candidate for district jud 
received the instruction in Johnson county, Texas. 

On the occasion oQhis visit in April to Mu Mu Chapter, 
town, W. Va., Grand Praetor Wiltsee was royally entertainec 
Wiltsee writes that the Chapter gave a banquet in his hon< 
themselves proud.' The following account of the occasi( 
from the Daily New Dominion and will serve to show how tl 
in the Third Province treat their Praetor when he comes ar 
The memhers of Mu Mu Chapter, Sigma Chi Fraternity, had a t 
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Province of the Fraternity, Mr. Clifford A. Wiltsee, of Cincinnati, who was 

visit of inspection. 

I one of the most pleasant social events of the year in Morgantown. Mr. 

had the matter in charge, is famous as a host and he excelled himself od 

ion. The banquet hall was very beautifully decorated in the national and 

' colors and a huge Fraternity flag hung at the head of the table. 

\ roses and carnations decorated the tables which were beautifully finished 

Its sat down after a reception in the parlors. The reception began at nine 

id the banquet started at ten o'clock. 

ilumni present were Mr. and Mrs. Glasscock, Mr. H. L. Swisher, Mr. 

tiite, Mr. Jerry Jarvis, Mr. F, H. Yost and Mr. Justin M. Kunkle. 

)ers of the local Chapter were Yeager, Shuttlesworth, McWhorter, Peck, 

erger, Capito, Derbyshire, Garrison, Cooke, Maxwell, Alexander, Shisler, 

ris, Patton and Smith, together with Mr. Snider, a pledge. 

aidies present were Misses Browning, Robb, McGrew, Morgan, Etta Mot- 

tead, Stewart, Augusta Wilson, Virginia Wilson, Kunkle, Wood, Chatfield, 

avis, Mabel Reynolds, Ethel Reynolds, Berkeley, Hayes, Waugh, Brown, 

i Tait. 

MBNU. 

Blue Points. 
Consomme Patriot, 
•lives. Michigan Celery, 

id Strawberry Bass, Sauce Tartar. Potatoes St. Julienne. 

Croquettes with Peas. 

Oysters, Baked, Boston Style. 

Fillet of Beef with Mushrooms. 
Sweet Potatoes, Green Peas, 

cken Salad. Sliced Tomatoes. 

1. Assorted Cake. 

Turkish Coffee. 
Havana Cigars. 

TOASTS. 

Justin M. Kunkle, Toastmaster. 

:s, - - - - - - - H. L. Swisher. 

i, - .... Clifford A. Wiltsee. 

i Chapter, W. E. Glasscock. 

rs of Mu Mu, - - - - - - H. M. White. 

A. W. Smith. 

ther Charles Ailing, Chi, '85, is making a great hit as chairman 
>mniittee on streets and alleys of the south side of the Chicago 

council as will be seen from the following clipping taken 
; Tribune of May 13th: 
id of being lined with factories, wharves, and deserted buildings the Chi- 

in the future may flow between banks upon which green grass and flow- 
ow and which may afford resting places for thousands of Chicago's poor, 
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adopted by the members of the small park commission, which holds its first meeting 
next Saturday. 

At this meeting Alderman Ailing, who is one of the south side members of the 
commission, will present for the consideration plans which contemplate the location of 
most of the proposed small parks on the banks of the river or along the shore of 
Lake Michigan. Old buildings, which at present line the river and the lake, are to 
be torn down and their sites turned into parks. According to Atderman Ailing the 
cost of securing the property will be small as the property is not considered valuable 
at the present time. 

"There are places all along the river and the lake.'* said Mr. Ailing yesterday, 
"that would afford ideal sites for breathing places. At present these spots are oc- 
cupied by rickety buildings, which have been unused for years. These buildings 
<:an easily be torn down. The value of the property upon which they stand is com- 
paratively small. In a few years it will have become valuable. If the city would 
purchase this property now the people would be assured of small parks along bodies 
of water. I believe that the people will flock to these places along the river. Even 
now every Sunday thousands of people flock to the lake shore. In my ward between 
Twenty-sixth and Thirty-third streets the lake shore is crowded every Sunday with 
people who wish to get a breath of fresh air. At present there is nothing but the 
lake to attract them. The shore is sandy and strewn with rubbish. A few thousand 
dollars would make the lake front at this place an attractive spot. The south parks 
are too far away for the people to get to and the inland parks do not seem to satisfy 
them." 

W. W. Irwin, Zeta, will be nominated again by the Democrats as 
their candidate for sheriff of Ohio county, in which Wheeling is situ- 
ated. 

MARRIAGE. 

The marriage of Arthur E. McClintock, Alpha Pi, ex-'oo, and Miss 
Louise Bircbard, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Alonzo D. Birchard, took 
place at Cambridge Springs, Pa., April 25tb. The bride was a member 
of Beta Chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Albion College. 
Brother McClintock is private secretary to John A. Pcnton, Detroit, 
Mich. They are at home, Fridays, after May nth, 42 Canfield Ave- 
nue, Elast. 

OBITUARIES. 

Dr. Wm. H. K. Winger, Theta, '90, died at his home in Knox- 
ville, Tennessee, March 6, 1900. He was a prominent specialist of the 
city and had established a large practice. He was a graduate ot the 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and of the Tennessee Medical 
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Toms, Alpha Tau, '93, sends the following clipping re- 
udden call of Arnold Graves, Alpha Tau, '92-93. Brother 

"He was the first member of Alpha Tau Chapter to die 
I informed. Sigma Chi has lost a good man in his death." 
)f Mr. ArDold Graves, which occurred in this city this week, will be 
ride circle of friends in North Carolina. Mr. Graves was a native of 

in the ninth district, and a son of Mr. D. H. Graves, a prominent at- 
!*he son was employed in the pension office here, where he had gained 
»n for his efficiency in the public service. His demise was very sud- 
used by catarrh of the stomach. He leaves a widow, formerly Miss 

comes of a well known Washington family, and one child. 

C. Caldwell, Kappa, ex-*oi, and Alpha Phi, died March 

»me in Milton, Pa., whither he had returned from Cornell to 

3ter vacation. He was the only son and child of Major 

well, and was 22 years of age. The cause of his death 

lisease. The deceased became a member of Sigma Chi 

1 the fall of 1897, ^^^ became afKliated with Alpha Phi 

>rnell last autum. 

hapter passed the following resolutions: 

It has pleased the Almighty God to remove from this life our dearly 

Edward C. Caldwell; and 

the Kappa Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity deems it proper to 

our departed brother and to place on record a testimonial of our 

is loyal services to the Fraternity; be it 

hat in our sincere grief and regard for our beloved brother, we will 

memory, his noble and manly character; and be it 

hat we extend our most sincere sympathy to the bereaved parents; 

hat a copy of these resolutions be sent to his bereaved parents; that 
id in the Sigma Chi Quarterly and the college papers and that they 
the minutes of the Chapter. W. E. Thompson, 

M. A. Carringer, 
*a., April 4, igoo. F. J. Stoughton. 

r. Loudon, Theta, '81, died in February at a hospital in 
where he had been for several years. He was a brother 
)udon, Theta, '82, deceased, and a cousin of George W. 
Loudon, of Theta. 

Taylor Marsh, Kappa, ex-*79» died at his home at Bright- 
Monday, April 2nd. His remains were interred in the 
Lewisburg, Wednesday, April 4th. The following reso- 
idopted by the Chapter: 

[t has pleased Almighty God to remove from this life our beloved 
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Whereas, The Kappa Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity wishes to offer a 
ftting tribute to our departed brother; be it 

Resolved, That in the death of Fredrick Taylor Marsh we have lost a loyal and 
worthy brother; and be it 

Resolved, That we extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family; and 
lastly be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be published m the Quartei 
that they be spread upon the minutes of the Chapter. W. E. Thompsc 

M. A. Carring 

Lewisburg, Pa. April 7, 1900. F. J. Stoughtc 



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G>llege and Fraternity Notes. 

The following interesting comment on the fraternity question is 
t»ken icDmaTeccfit i»ue of the University of Chicago IV^ekfy, aad is 
given ift •evMeace of the feding toward the fraternity system in the 
University of Chicago. 

Prdf.Trederick Starr ^ave an interesting talk to his anthropology class Monday 
on the subject of secret societies in general and college fraternities in particular. 
"While/* said he, "the forms and ritual of the Masonic and like organizations are on- 
donbtedly survivals of the medicine men of savagery and while the college tra- 
temity rituals unquestionably have some very foolish parts, yet fraternities 
have certain features which do not lead me to dissaprove of them. Of coarse 
there are good fraternities and bad ones, but as a whole they are merely g^ups of 
men, formed for purpose of conviviality and good fellowship, whose influence is not 
at all bad. As to the statement that is sometimes made that so and so was rained by 
joining a bad fraternity, I consider such talk perfect drivel. No man was ever 
ruined by joining a bad fraternity. If a man is a good man a bad fraternity wont 
want him and if they did they couldn't get him. The only thing a fraternity can do 
is to bring out the latent possibilities of a man which would eventually come oat any 
way.*' After talking for some minutes along this line and citing his own and his 
father's fraternity experience, Mr. Starr ended by discussing at some length the ^ 
relative merits of the various fraternities at Rochester when he was a student. The 
novelty and the originality of the discussion were much enjoyed by the class, of 
whom probably half are fraternity men. 

Concerning preparatory initiations, which are inviting more or 
less adverse comment from the fraternity press lately, the secretary's 
annual report in The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi contains the following 
clause which is worthy of careful attention: 

The tendency in fraternity legislation with ail fraternities is to forbid the in- 
dulgence by chapters in the pernicious practice of initiating preparatory students* 
A fraternity is properly a collegiate organization. Its membership should be niade 
up entirely of upper classmen. A pledge of future admission may rightfully be 
given and enacted from a "prep." But a man who waits a year, a longer or shorter 
time, in anticipation, when finally initiated as a freshman, makes a better fraternity 
man for that period of waiting. The fraternity has repeatedly declared itself npon 
this matter. Our constitutional provision concerning the pledging of [men in pre- 
paratory departments is broad enough to permit their "corraling" for future initia- 
tion. But, initiations, other than those of men from collegiate departments, are 
strictly forbidden. One chapter reports that it initiates preparatory students at 
commencement time. There is, no doubt, good reason for this custom, if they enter 
the freshman class the succeeding fall. The other chapters all announce that no 
"preps" are initiated by them. Nine of our chapters are in competition with chap- 
ters of other fraternities, which openly indulge in this detrimental custom. 



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Vol. XIX. AUGUST, 1900. No. 4. 



THE THIRD PROVINCE CONVENTION. 

HELD AT GRANVILLE, OHIO, MAY 25, 26, 1900, 
BY STUART A. WALKER, ZETA PSI, *02, 

There are times when reports « become monotonous, not because 
there is too little to tell, but because there is too much. It would 
scarcely be possible to give a thorough report of the Third Province 
Convention in a limited space, for this is a chronicle of good time^, 
and good times can be described until adjectives run out of stock. 
H'^wever, we will reserve a few such words until later, and only say 
now, *• We had a great time." 

On May 25 and 26, 1900, the Eighth Biennial Convention of the 
Third Province of the Sigma Chi Fraternity was in session at Gran- 
ville, Ohio. The convention was held under the auspices of Mu^ 
Chapter (Denison University), and too much cannot be said in praise' 
of the excellent entertainment that the Chapter had prepared. 

The first arrival was Brother Justin M. Kunkle, Mu Mu, '96, who 
has attended every Third Province Convention and Grand Chapter since 
his initiation in '95, and who reached Granville on Thursday night 
** in order to avoid the rush." Early Friday morning there arrived 
that .** Sig " whose presence was eagerly anticipated by every delegate 
and visitor, not only because he is the official head of the Fraternity, 
but because of his own personality, which has endeared him to every 
Sigma Chi — Grand Consul Joseph C. Nate. 

Granville is an ideal college town, the residence portion being in 
the valley, while the college buildings are located on a hill north of 
the town. Coming in on the electric road from Newark, the first large 
residence is the home of Mu Chapter, which had been appropriately 
decorated. Even the business men of the town seemed to have taken 
an interest in the convention, and many of them had decorated their 
stores and windows in blue and gold. The weather, too, was all that 
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Unusual preparations had been made by Mu Chapter for the wel- 
fare of her guests. Not only was free entertainment provided for the 
delegates, but this same courtesy was exten ded to all the visiting 
brothers. 

Nearly everyone had arrived by noon of Friday, the 25th, and at 
two o'clock, when the first business session was held, the forty **Sigs" 
present had all become acquainted. The meeting adjourned at six 
o'clock. 

After dinner a triple entertainment was provided, a debate between 
Deniion and Wooster Universities, a trolley ride and a banquet. For 
those oi us who had led a quiet life of study for almost ten months, the 
fun came fast and furious. The debate and the trolley ride were over 
by ten o'clock, at which hour the banquet commenced. 

The chapter halls, which are in the center of the town, two blocks 
from the elegant chapter house, were beautifu lly decorated with blue 
and gold. The tables were arranged as a hollow square with a bank 
^f palms in the center. The menu cards were artistically gotten up, 
and at each plate was a white rose, our fraternity flower. 

After a feast of good things came the most enjoyable part of the 
•evening. With Grand Consul Joseph C. Nate as toastmaster, we list- 
ened to a series of oratorical e£forts which proved " Sigs " to be as 
good, loyal talkers as they are good, loyal men. Toastmaster Nate, 
in a speech delivered in his usual epigrammatic style, spoke of our Fra- 
ternity's purpose and strength. He then introduced Brother Howard 
Lewisy Mui who had been one of Denison's representatives in the de- 
bate earlier in the evening. Brother Lewis welcomed the visiting 
brothers most gracefully, and assured them that Mu Chapter deemed 
it an honor to entertain a Third Province Convention. Brother Louis 
B. Blakemore, Zeta Psi, in a very witty response thanked Brother 
Lewis for his cordial welcome. Brother Harry W. Amos, Mu, '99, 
then responded to that paragon of toasts, Sigma Chit doing the sub- 
ject full justice. Brother Justin M. Kunkle, Mu Mu, '96, spoke of the 
'' Sig" Sisters. He has long been noted as a wit, and on this occasion 
well sustained his reputation, and kept the crowd laughing with bis 
quaint sayings about the true '* Sig " girl. He concluded with the 
toast, 

" Here's to our sweethearu, 

May they sometime be our wives; 
Here's to our wives. 
May they always be our sweethearts.*' 









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The delegates then gave informal talks about their respective 
chapters. Brother Rochester, Beta, who had been initiated into the 
Fraternity only two nights before, was added to the printed program 
of toasts. Dr. J. D. Thompson, Mu, 76, the oldest " Sig " present, 
gave an interesting account of the struggles of the Fraternity a quarter 
of a century ago. Grand Praetor Cli£ford A. Wiltsee, Mu, '97 — we all 
know him and we all like him — ended with a characteristic speech, 
strong and amusing, and it was with regret that we said " Good Night," 
or more appropriately, " Good Morning." 

The following is a complete list of toasts: 

Toastmaster— Rev. Joseph C. Nate, Grand Consul. 
Greetings, ----- Howard Lewis, Mu. 

"Get your money's worth." 
Response, - . . - Louis B. Biakemore, Zeta Psi. 

" Haill haill the gang's all here." 
Sigma Chi. . - . - Harry W. Amos, Mu, '99. 

"The tic that binds." 

"Sig " Sisters, - - Justin M. Kunkle, Mu Mu, '96. 

" Some fine bits of calico." 

SALMAGUNDI. 

" Go as you please." 



Alpha, 

Beta, 

Gamma, 

Zeta Psi, 

Lambda Lambda, 

Mu Mu, 

Alpha Gamma, 

Cincinnati Alumni, - 

Columbus Alumni, 

Dayton Alumni, 

The Third Province, 



- Albert Dodds. 
- Cleves H. Howell. 

C. Edmund Neil. 

• Francis P. Huston. 

- £. B. Railey. 

• James A. Garrison. 

. Louis Feibel. 

Grear H. Baker, Zeta Psi, ex-'oi. 

H. N. Reynolds, Beta, '93. 

- Frank G. Colby, Mu, '98. 

- Clifford A. Wiltsee, Mu, '97. 



Saturday morning, the 26th, most of the brothers took their own 
time for rising. However, there was a full quota present at ten o'clock, 
the time of opening the second business session. 

Immediately after lunch a photograph of the convention was 
taken. After this all the boys adjourned to the base ball park to see 
Denison defeat Wooster in an interesting game, " Sigs" being on both 
teams. 

In the evening a reception was given at the chapter house. The 
"Sig" sisters turned out in force, and representatives of the college fac- 
ulty were also present. An orchestra furnished the music, although 
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had been illuminated with many colored lanterns, and chairs and set- 
tees had been arranged so as to a£ford opportunities for tete-a-tetes. 

The reception lasted until a late hour, but not too late for all who 
were anticipating the wind-up of the festivities, which was a smoker 
and Dutch lunch at the fraternity hall. As it was a " stag " afiEair, 
everything was free and easy, and many a good tale was told amidst 
the clouds of smoke. 

On the 27th the visitors left with heavy hearts and resounding 
praises. Nothing could have been desired which Mu had not prepared 
for us. We enjoyed the hospitality one reads about, and if at our de- 
parture we seemed to give only small thanks, it was because we could 
not find sufficient words to express our feelings. The convention 
served not only to entertain and instruct us, but to draw the Chapters 
closer together, thereby enabling us to become better acquainted 
with " Sigs" in our own province. 



Those in attendance were: 
Rev. Joseph C. Nate, Alpha Iota. 
C. A. Wiltsce, Mu. 
A.M.Doddt,Alpha. 
J. Atkinson, Beta. 
C. H. Howell, Beta. 
J. W.Morgan, Beta. 
H. N. Reynolds, Beta. 
A. S. Rochester, Beta. 
C. £. Neil, Gamma. 
J. D. Thompson, Mu. 
A. C. Baldwin, Mu. 
F.G. Colby, Mu. 
H. W. Amos. Mu. 
£. £. Purinton, Mu. 
C. F. DeArmond, Mu. 
N. W.Brown, Mu. 
Howard Lewis, Mu. 
R. Y. Struble, Mu. 
P. L. Wilttee, Mu. 



Frank Lewis, Mu. 
Dwight Sample, Mu. 

F. B. Amos, Mu. 
H. R. Colby, Mu. 
T. £. Dean, Mu. 
W. B. Wright, Mu. 
W. M. Fickes, Alpha Gamma. 
Louis Feibel, Alpha Gamma. 

G. H. Baker, Zeta Psi. 
J. P. Grant, Zeta Pti. 
F. P. Huston. Zeta Psi. 
L. B. Blakemore, Zeta Psi. 
S. A. Walker, Zeta Psi. 
C. H. Barth, ZeU Psi. 
W. R. Probasco, Zeta Pti. 
£. B. Railey, Lambda Lambda* 
J. S. Parlin, Lambda Lambda. 
J. M. Kunkle, Mu Mu. 
J. A. Garrison, Mu Mu. 

E. B. Huffman, Mu. 



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DAVID HENRY MERCER. 

CONGRESSMAN FROM THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA. 
BY WILLIAM H. WHBBLBR, ALPHA BPSILON, 'qI. 

On May 2, 1900, Alpha Epsilon Chapter departed from her usual 
custom and initiated into the Fraternity a man who has been an alum- 
nus of the University of Nebraska many years. Our new brother is 
the Honorable David Henry Mercer, congressman from the second 
congressional district of Nebraska, who was graduated with the 
class of *80. While Brother Mercer was in the university he was one 
of the petitioners for a chapter of Sigma Chi, but left before the 
Chapter was finally installed. Notwithstanding this he has always been 
considered a loyal " Sig," and has always regretted the fact that his 
university course was completed before he could be initiated. 

Brother Mercer is now serving his eighth year in congress, and 
just before his initiation was renominated for the fourth time, kn un- 
precedented party act in our state, and an honor which has never be- 
fore been accorded to any of his predecessors. His record in con- 
gress has been a phenomenal one. Entering the fifty -third congress, 
which was Democratic, his ability and popularity were such that he was 
at once recognized as one of the leaders of the opposition, and now 
** Mercer, of Nebraska," is pointed out to visitors in the house gallery 
as one of the leaders of the House. 

During the present summer Brother Mercer was mentioned very 
strongly as a candidate for Vice-President, but preferring the more 
active duties of the House, he did not care to make the race, believ- 
ing that he could be of more service to his constituents as cong^ress- 
man than as presiding officer of the United States Senate. One great 
argument brought out by the leaders was that with him on the national 
ticket Nebraska would again swing back into the Republican column. 

The following article by Mr. E. C. Snyder, Washington corre- 
spondent of the Omaha Bee, is the most complete biography that I 
have been able to find, and I wish to add it to the few words I have 
already written : 

" Mercer began his career as a legislator very early. The late Charles F. Crisp, 
the Democratic speaker of the fifty-third congress, appointed Mr. Mercer to the com- 
mittee on public buildings and grounds, and when the lower house of congress was 
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fifty-fourth congress, Mr. Reed, having a strong liking for the representative from 
the Second Nebraska district, moved him to within three plates of the head of the 
majority side of the committee, Hon. Seth L. Milliken being made chairman. In the 
fifty-fifth congress, by the death of Mr. Milliken and the refusal of Mr. Elijah A. 
Morse, of Massachusetts, to become a candidate for re-election, Mr. Mercer became 
the diairman of the committee, which position he has since filled. 

David H. Mercer was bom in Benton county, Iowa, in 1857, and the following 
year hip parents moved to Adams county, Illinois. His father, who was a captain in 
the civil war and marched with Sherman to the sea, removed to Nebraska and set- 
tled at Brownville immediately after the close of the rebellion. Mr. Mercer*s father 
was a blacksmith, and here young Dave began to study seriously the whys and 
wherefores of things. He had an early desire to be as good a blacksmith as his 
father, but the senior Mercer had other ambitions for his son, and so David was 
started to the public schools preparatory to taking a course at the University of Ne- 
braska. At 16 he taught a district school in a Bohemian settlement in Saline county, 
and at the end of the term Mercer could talk a little Bohemian while his pupils 
could speak fair English. During the term of the district school Mercer gave his 
pupils two weeks* vacation and went into the harvest field himself, earning $3 per day 
binding wheat. 

He entered the Nebraska State University with the freshman class of 1877, 
and graduated in the class of 1880. During his university career David H. Mercer 
was elected to every office within the gift of the students, and as he had shown a par- 
ticular fondness for athletic sports he was elected captain of the base ball and foot 
ball teams, and captain of Company A of the University Cadets. While in the uni- 
versity be was made the editor of the Hesperian Student, the contest for this place 
becoming so bitter that the faculty became involved in the fight, which attracted a 
very great deal of attention all over the state. 

After leaving the university Mr. Mercer began the study of law in Brownville, 
where he was admitted to the bar, and while a resident of Brownville he was elected 
city clerk and police judge. The Republicans of that city desired to make him their 
candidate for mayor, but he declined the honor, believing that the law was much 
more to his liking than politics. 

In 1 88 1 he entered the law department of the University of Michigan, graduat- 
ing therefrom in 1 882, returning to Brownville to enter upon the practice of bis pro- 
fession. 

Politics has always played no small part in Mercer's life. At 17, when in the 
University of Nebraska, he showed a keen insight into the workings of politics, and 
even then gave promise of his future career. 

While serving as Secretary of the Republican State Central Committee in 1884 
Mr. Mercer was located in Omaha during most of that campaign, and he became so 
infatuated with the city that he decided to cast his fortunes with it, which he did sooo 
after the election. Within ninety days after moving to Omaha he was elected a del- 
egate to the Republican city convention, and came within one vote of being nomi- 
nated for police judge, although he had previously announced that he did not desire 
the office. His first campaign for congress, in 1892, was one of the liveliest cam- 
paigns ever experienced in Nebraska.'* 

The initiation of Brother Mercer occurred at the chapter house 
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the Lincon Hotel in his honor. Paul F. Clark» Alpha Epsil 
Speaker of the Nebraska House of Representatives, was toasti 
and the following toasts were given: 

The Fraternal Spirit of Sigma Chi, Frederick E. Shepard, Alpha Epsilon 
Up Id the Klondike, • - - Ham C. Eddy, Alpha Epsilon, 

A "Sig" from Indiana, - - Prof. C. R. Richards, Delta Delta, 

The Bear Story, - - • John H. Mockett, Alpha Epsilon 

The Active Chapter, - - - Harry D. Landis, Alpha^Epsilon 

An Old Stand-by, ... Arthur A. Bischof , Alpha Epsilon, 
Reminiscences of University Life, 

Congressman David H. Mercer, Alpha Epsilon, 



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SOME RESULTS OF OUR ENDOWMENT PLAN. 

AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS OF THETA THETA CHAPTER 

AT ANN ARBOR, MICH. 
BY CHARLES F. DELBRII>OE, THBTA THBTA, '99. 

When four years ago Theta Theta, then running sub rosa at the 
University of Michigan, contemplated again occupying a chapter house 
and winning for herself the place she felt to be hers among the other 
fraternities at the university, all eyes were turned toward State street. 
This street has long been the acknowledged seat of Greek letter fra- 
ternities in Ann Arbor. Here within three blocks are located Psi 
Upsilon. Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Zeta Psi and Beta 
Theta Pi, the law fraternities, Phi Delta Phi and Delta Chi. and the 
Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Just off from State street at this point 
are also the Sorosif and Delta Upsilon. 

With rumors of an existing fund of some five or six thousand 
dollars already accumulated, which could be obtained from the alumai, 
the boys set energetically at work to obtain more good men and inci- 
dentally a permanent home if possible on this street. Better luck 
resulted with men, however, than with houses, and the end of the year 
found a chapter organization of twenty-three men, but still located in 
a small frame house at 1215 VoUand street. Our fund of six thousand 
dollars had gradually faded away till we found that in reality it con- 
sisted of but six hundred dollars in cash and a number of notes for 
various amounts, some long past due, and the whereabouts of many of 
the makers unknown. 

We knew that we had a loyal body of alumni back of us, however, 
and the disappointment only served to urge the boys on to greater 
effort. No property on State street was then available, the only two 
places to be considered being Judge Cooley's residence, which was then 
tied up in an estate, and the Clements property, our present home, 
which was held at $13,000, a sum greater than we were then able to 
pay. The only other house in town available for fraternity purposes 
was purchased by the Chi Psi'i at a higher figure than we were willing 
to give, it being located some distance from the campus and away from 
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A lively canvass of the city had to be made to find a house large 
enough to hold our men and suit our purpose for the coming year. 
The result was the leasing for the years 1897-98 and 1898-99 of a large 
frame house at 611 Church street. This gave us room for sixteen men 
besides our help, and was very well arranged as to parlors, chapter 
room, and the other requisites of a fraternity. 

Those two years marked a strong and steady onward movement 
in Theta Theta's progress. It was during this time, when every possi- 
ble location had been discussed, every possible plan advanced, and the 
real estate man's name had become so familiar that he was often spoken 
of as "brother", that renewed efforts were made for a State street 
location. Brother Brumback, who has ever been loyal to the Chapter, 
pledged S1,000, which brought our fund up to about S2,000, and many 
of the other alumni interested themselves strongly in the work. The 
most prominent of these was Brother Orla B. Taylor, of Detroit, who 
not only gave liberally to the fund, but undertook the management of 
the financial part with such energy that a Sigma Chi Building Asso- 
ciation was organized and incorporated at Detroit. The plan of this 
association, which Brother Taylor's untiring efforts have made a suc- 
cess, is to issue notes, in sets of eight, for twelve dollars and a half 
each, payable in one, two, three, etc., years respectively. Each person 
so signing shall, upon payment of the eight notes, be a member of the 
corporation and hold one share for each one hundred dollars paid in. 

It did not take long to get some 84,000 pledged in this way, which 
together with the 82,000 fund in Brother Brumback's hands, warranted 
the alumni in asking the General Fraternity for the $2,000 which had 
been assured them by the Twenty-third Grand Chapter at Nashville. 
This was readily granted by the Grand Council, so that at commence- 
ment time last June we were able to show our guests the future per- 
manent home of Sigma Chi at Michigan. 

Plans for alterations and improvements were immediately drawn 
up, and an expenditure of $2,000 transformed the place into a first-class 
fraternity house with sleeping rooms for twenty-three men, a large 
chapter room, an annex for the matron and servants, together with 
parlors fifty feet through and dancing floors, the best of any private 
house in the city. The house was redecorated and refurnished through- 
out and the Chapter proudly announces that after all this our Quaestor 
is able to report that we close the year with a balance in the treasury, 
with no outstanding debts, and a fraternity credit about town that 
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The house, although frame, is solidly built and will stand for years. 
Our hopes are some day to have at least the first story veneered with 
stone, so that the outward appearance may equal the interior. The 
grounds, ninety feet wide and two hundred feet deep, are set with 
several fine shrubs and trees, and being immediately at the corner of 
the campus occupy a very prominent position and give a fine view of 
the university. No better location could have been found. 

Located as the Chapter is we feel that a great step forward has 
been made in her progress. To the newcomer and casual observer the 
rank of the Fraternity is often determined by its outward appearance. 
To our alumni it is a mark of progress and an assurance of stability. 
To many of them it is the embodiment of a desire they long ago sought 
to have fulfilled. When several years ago they recognized the value 
of a permanent chapter home, a fund was started; but with nothing 
definite in view, its development was anything but promising. But 
with the founding of the Endowment Fund scheme the plan became 
feasible and new interest was taken. We now feel sure that as rapidly 
as our older alumni, who wrought so faithfully for the good of Sigma 
Chi in those days, can be shown the progress that has already been 
made, and can be brought to realize that we are working along strictly 
business lines, they will one and all readily interest themselves in the 
work now so far under way. For now they can feel their investments 
safe. They know that their contributions are applied, dollar for dollar, 
and that their support is given, not to a visionary scheme, but to a real 
entity. We feel we already have the whole two hundred and fifty of 
backing us, and believe we shall soon be able to account for the 
housand dollars remaining. 

Juch has been the first result of Brother Nate's Endowment Fund, 
out its encouragement the loyalty of our alumni and the energy 
ir boys could hardly have succeeded, and Sigma Chi will be as 
housed as any fraternity in the country, simply because the Gen- 
Fraternity has made it a national question. 

rheta Theta sincerely thanks the General Fraternity, its energetic 
:rs, and her own loyal alumni for the good fellowship and spirit 
)ush " which has made this step a success and assured us a stand- 
1 the University of Michigan. We watch with interest the devel- 
^nt of the Endowment Fund and the good results which are 
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FOUNDERS' DAY. 

A FITTING TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO ORGANIZED SIGMA 

CHI.— JUNE 25, 1900. 

That a custom should be established in the Fraternity which 
should serve as a tribute to the founders of the organization has been 
in the minds of many actively interested in work of Sigma Chi for a 
number of years. The idea first took shape in the form ot a resolution 
adopted by the Twenty-third Grand Chapter, but circumstances pre- 
vented the actual carrying out of the scheme outlined until this year» 
when a start was made on the matter, and it is to be hoped that the 
precedent may be followed each year in the future. The question was 
brought to the attention of the Grand Triumvirs by Grand Consul 
Joseph C. Nate last May in the following letter, which gives the history 
of the resolution referred to above: 

To THE Grand Triumvirs of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. 

Dear Brothers : I desire to call at your attention the provisions of a resolution 
which was adopted by the Grand Chapter held at Nashville, Tenn., August 28, 1897, 
and which is as follows: 

" That the Grand Triumvirs appoint each year a committee from the Chapter or 
Chapters located nearest the last resting places of our deceased founders, Brothers 
Jordan, Lockwood and Scobey, whose loving duty it shall be, on behalf of the whole 
Fraternity, to decorate their graves with flowers on the 2$th day of June, the am 
sary of the founding of the Sigma Chi Fraternity." 

I would respectfully suggest that the spirit of this resolution be observed d 
this year. I believe this resolution is one which is well calculated to make our ( 
membership venerate more deeply the memory of the men who founded our ( 
and I trust that its observance this year and next may lead to something of this 
being made a part of our fundamental law by action of the next Grand Chapte 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph C. Nate, 

Grand Consu 

Acting upon Brother Nate's suggestion, Grand Tribune A 
was instructed to communicate with the Chapters located neai 
graves of the dead founders, with a view to carrying out the spir 
the resolution. The time was short in which to arrange for elab< 
ceremonies and the results were not as satisfactory as it was h< 
they would be. An efiort was made by Grand Tribune Allin 
arrange for the decoration of the graves of Brothers Isaac M. Joi 
Frank H. Scobey and William L. Lockwood. Zeta Psi was § 



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charge of the ceremonies connected with the decoration of Brother 
Jordan's grave; Nu Nu was assigned to care for the grave of Brother 
Lockwood, while to Alpha was assigned the work of decorating 
Brother Scobey's grave. 

Owing to the late notification and to a misunderstanding the plans 
for Alpha Chapter were not carried out, and it is much to be regretted 
that this first attempt to inaugurate this special day did not include 
services at the grave of Brother Scobey. By special effort on the 
part ot the other Chapters the plan was carried out and the following 
correspondence will be of interest: 

Grand Tribune Alling, Chicago, Illinois. 

Dear Brother: I regret the delay in reply to yours of a few weeks ago, in 
which you brought to our notice the duty of performing some ceremony over the 
grave of one of the founders of the Fraternity, Isaac M. Jordan, on the 25th of June, 
the anniversary of the date of the founding of Sigma Chi. The duty was performed 
with all the respect that we owe to our deceased and honored brother. After decor- 
ating the grave with white roses, which were arranged in the shape of a Sigma Chi 
cross, Rev. Howard Melith, after giving a prayer, read a short part of the funeral 
service. Brother Melish also gave us a short talk bearing upon the noble life of the 
deceased brother, whose efforts, together with others, brought into existence the 
great old Fraternity. We are glad to have been near enough to the burial ground 
to have had the honor of performing the ceremonies. 

Yours fraternally, 

W. R. Probasco, 

Glendale, O., June 30, 1900. Tribune of Zeta Psi. 

Grand Tribune Alling, Chicago, Illinois. 

Dear Brother: As communication concerning this matter was received by Nu 
Nu Chapter only eight days before the ceremony was to take place, and due to the 
fact that college had already been closed more than three weeks, and as nearly every 
man had gone away for the summer or else on the mining trip to Colorado, I was the 
only one there to represent our Chapter. 

Realizing that there would not be enough of the Nu Nu men to make a sufficient 
number, I sent out one hundred and eighty invitations to the New York Alumni and 
the Chapters of the Ninth Province. However, the notice was very short and the 
day inconvenient for business men, so I was not surprised that few came, but several 
who wrote me and whom I expected did not appear. 

For the service I naturally turned to Dr. Gessler, and went out to Hopatcong to 
make sure of getting him, but unfortunately he was not able to attend, and informed 
me that somewhere in Brooklyn there was a Rev. W. R. Maul, whom he thought 
would be the man for the place. I found Dr. Maul at 148 Stuyvesant avenue, and 
he said he would be glad to come. Dr. Maul is from Kappa, '67, and as he is not on 
the New York Alumni list; there will b« at least one result due to the decorating of 
the grave of founder Lockwood. I went to the office of the Brooklyn Eagle to en- 
quire for the son of foundtr Lockwood, but was told that he had gone to Washington. 
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fore could not invite him in time to have him attend. Accordingly also, I had to go 
out to Greenwood cemetary alone to find the grave. The first day I was not suc- 
cessful, but in the afternoon of the day following I found it. 

Brothers Webster R. Maul, Kappa, George C. Coon, Mu, and myself started 
from the Brooklyn terminus of the Brooklyn bridge and met Brothers Clifford Mc- 
Calla and F. G. Sykes, of Alpha Rho, at Twenty-fifth street and Fifth avenue. 
Before leaving the bridge, however. Brothers F. C. Bowen, Epsilon; L. £. Smith, 
Omega; and W. T. Strowmeyer, Nu Nu, came to give their best wishes, and regrets 
that they could not attend. 

At the cemetery we took the stage and went to the grave, where Dr. Maul offered 
prayer, after which we proceeded to decorate the grave, which was covered with 
growing ivy. Our decorations consisted of a Sigma Chi cross of white everlastings 
with a black centre, in which were the letters Sigma Chi in deep yellow; also ferns 
and forty-six white roses, one for each of the years since the establishment, and with 
these we formed the figures forty-six. 

For those who may not remember, I might add that founder Lockwood was bom 
in October, 1836. He received the degrees of A. B. and A. M. from Miami Univer- 
sity, where he became the seventh member and founder of Sigma Chi. He was 
largely instrumental in the founding of Sigma Chi as "a protest against artificialty 
and pretence, a plea for personal independence, with genuine friendship as the only 
basis of college brotherhood.'* He with General Runkle designed the badge we now 
wear. He studied law in New York City i858-*6o, after which he was admitted to the 
bar. He recruited Company H, 48th Regiment, N. Y. V. Infantry in 1861; was made 
lieutenant the same year; promoted to captain June 16, *62; wounded at Fort Wagner 
July 18, '63; appointed A. A. A. G., Second Division loth Army Corps June, '64, and 
organized the firm of Lockwood, Aplin & Company. On August 17th, 1865, as a 
result of his wound, Sigma Chi lost one of her most beloved members. Captain Wil- 
liam Lewis Lockwood. 

Regretting that more of our Chapter were unable to attend, for Nu Nu I remain. 

Fraternally yours. 

New York, June 25, 1900. Fernand LePrince. 

It is to be hoped that in the future the custom which has been 
inaugurated may be improved upon, and that eventually June 2Sth, 
which is the exact anniversary of the establishment of the Fraternity, 
may become a day which shall be observed generally throughout the 
Fraternity with appropriate exercises. The cooperating Chapters this 
year are to be congratulated on the manner in which they have taken 
hold of the idea, and for the high standard of the exercises, which of 
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ROLL OF INITIATES BY CHAPTERS. 
1899—1900. 

MoTB.— The form followed for the information in the accompanying list it as follows: Name, 
class, home address, date of initiation. 

FIRST PROVINCE, 

EPSILON— COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D. C 
Harry Samuel Greene, Medical, *oo, 

Bruce Mackall, Law, *02, 
Clarence H. Pratt, Law, '01, 

John Mentor Caldwell, Law, *oi, 

THETA— PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE, GETTYSBURG, PA, 

William Perry McLaughlin, '03, Mason and Dixon, Pa. Nov. 4, 1899 

KAPPA— BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY, LEWISBURG. PA. 



1320 Q Street, N. W., Nov. 


8, 1899 


Washington, D. C. 




Washington, D. C. Nov. 


I, 1899 


30 6th Street, S. E., Nov. 


1, 1899 


Washington, D. C. 




Census Office, Washington, D. C. April 


19. 1900 



M. A. Carringer, *oo, 


Marienville, Pa. 


Oct 


12, 1899 


Frank J. Stoughton, '02, 


Lewisburg, Pa. 


Oct. 


12,1899 


Yencer Weidensaul, '03, 


Lewisburg, Pa. 


lone 


16, 1900 


John Smith Goodman, '03, 


Lewisburg, Pa. 


June 


16. 1900 


Eli Slifer Walls, '03, 


Lewisburg, Pa. 


June 


16, 1900 


Edward Neal Coon, '03, 


Marienville, Pa. 


June 


16, 1900 


James Villard Frampton, '03, 


Clarion, Pa. 


June 


16, 1900 


William Calvin Roller, •03. 


Hollidaysburg, Pa. 


June 


16, 1900 


William Nogel Marsh, '03, 


Lewisburg, Pa. 


June 


16, 1900 


Webster Calvin. '03, 


Hollidaysburg, Pa. 


June 


18, 1900 


OMICRON— DICKINSON COLLEGE, CARLISLE, 


PA. 




Aitken R. S. Frankhauser, '03, 


Reading, Pa. 


Oct 


1,1899 


John McGuffie, '02, 


Pittston, Pa. 


Oct 


1,1899 


Benjamin F. Burns, '03, 


Danville, Pa. 


Oct 


1,1899 


Edwin R. Brunyate, '03, 


Millville, N. J. 


Oct 


I, 1899 


Frederick W. Humer, '03, 


Cariisle, Pa. 


Oct 


I. 1899 


Harvey L. Line, P. G. 


Carlisle, Pa. 


April 


13. 1900 


Cloyd E. Sweet, '04. 


Saxton, Pa. 


June 


I, 1900 


George B. Townsend, '04, 


Clearfield, Pa. 


June 


I, 1900 


PHI— LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, EASTON, PA. 






Edward Lawall Osterstock, '99, 


Easton, Pa. 


Dec. 


7. 1899 


Frederic Eugene Ayer, 'oo. 


Sheshequin, Pa. 


Dec. 


7. 1899 


Charles Thompson Long, '00, 


New Hope, Pa. 


Dec. 


7. 1899 


Chester Arthur King, '02, 


Philiipsburg, N. J. 


Dec. 


7. 1899 



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Allen Roberts, *99, 
Robert Pardon McCready, '99, 
William Frederick Schmidt, *oi, 
Henry Marvin Hodgson, '00, 
Lewis Parker Runyon, '01, 
John Arthur Morgan, '01, 
Walter J. Dietrick, '02, 
Fred Falkner, '03, 

PHI PHI— UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

William Dwight White, Jr., *oi, Wilkes Barre, Pa. Nov. 17. 1899 

Charles L. Ashley, '00, Plymouth, Pa. Dec. 6, 1899 

Walter Winfield Wilson, '01, Clarion, Pa. March i, 1900 

Benjamin Wilson, *02, Clarion, Pa. March i, 1900 

George L. Reichner, '03, 20th and Chestnut St., Philadel- March i, 1900 

phia. Pa. 

William Horace Hepburn, Jr., '03, 1728 Pine St., Philadelphia, Pa. March i, 1900 

ALPHA RHO— LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, BETHLEHEM, PA. 



Slatington, Pa. 


Dec. 


7. 1899 


Easton, Pa. 


Dec 


7. i«99 


Shenandoah, Pa. 


Dec. 


7» 1899 


Cumberland, Md. 


Dec 


7. 1899 


Perth Amboy, N. J. 


Dec. 


7. 1899 


Slatington, Pa. 


Dec 


7. 1899 


Mt. Bethel, Pa. 


Dec. 


7. 1899 


Wyoming, N. Y. 


June 


4. 1900 



Newell Van Bergen, '03, 


Carbondale, Pa. 


Sept. 


28. 1899 


John Andre Brodhead, '03, 


Bethlehem, Pa. 


Oct. 


20, 1899 


Marcus A. Keck, '03, 


Bethlehem, Pa. 


Nov. 


16. 1899 


Jctse Bowman Hirst, '03, 


Rosslyn, Pa. 


Nov. 


i<, 1899 


George Flanagan Cassidy, '03, 


Wilkes Barre, Pa. 


Jan. 


12, 1900 


Winfield Roy Mercer, '03, 


649 St. Marks Ave., 
Brooklyn, N. Y, 


June 


8, 1900 


ALPHA CHI-PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE, 


STATE COLLEGE, PA. 


Charies Lambert Kinsloe, '03, 


Lockhaven, Pa. 


Oct. 


7. 1899 


Percival Martin, '02, 


Norwood, Pa. 


Nov. 


2. 1899 


John Calvin Clenderim, '03, 


Mechanicsburg, Pa. 


Feb. 


16, 1900 


Charies Hartshome Bolich, '04, 


Mt. Carmel, Pa. 


June 


9, 1900 


Raymond Grimm Frick, *04, 


Philadelphia. Pa. 


Jane 


9. 1900 



SECOND PROVINCE. 

ZETA— WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY, LEXINGTON, VA. 

W^. Davis Conrad, '03, Winchester, Va. Sept. 18, 1899 

TAU— ROANOKE COLLEGE, SALEM, VA. 

Prederick B. Gemerd, '01, 140 North 9th St., Oct. 5, 1899 

AUentown, Pa. 

Edward H. Ward, *02, 5525 Kentucky Ave., Oct. 5. 1899 

E. Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Francis R. Lee, '03, Salem, Va. Feb. 20, 1900 

James P. Dumas, '01, Van Alstyne, Texas. Feb. 26, 1900 

PSI— THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. 

AValter Jameson, '03, Roanoke, Va. Oct 15, 1899 

-Ceorge Wallace, '03, Canandaigua, N. Y. Oct. 15, 1899 



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13. 1900 


Jan. 
o 


13. 1900 


Sept. 


II. 1899 


Sept. 


II. 1899 


Nov. 


I. 1899 


Nov. 


I. 1899 


May 


23.1900 



274 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

GAMMA GAMMA— RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. ASHLAND, VA. 

Howard Maximilian Plitt, '02, Baltimore, Md. Oct. 21, 1899 

Harry Kennedy Dulaney, '03, Baltimore, Md. Oct. 21, 1899 

Richard Julian Rotzel, *02, Loudoun County, Va. Dec 22, 1899 

William Archer Thomas, '02, Martinsville, Va. Jan. 30, 1900 

SIGMA SIGMA— HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE, HAMPDEN-SIDNEY, VA. 

James Henry Rudy, '02, Paducah, Ky. Oct. 3, 1899 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA— MIAMI UNIVERSITY, OXFORD, OHIO. 

Guy S. Dennison, *oi, Reiley, Ohio. 

Harry W. Lightstone, '03, Anaconda, Montana. 

BETA— WOOSTER UNIVERSITY, WOOSTER, OHIO. 

James W. Morgan, '01, Jackson, Ohio. 

Joseph N. Pugh, *oi, Newark, Ohio. 

Cleves H. Howell, *oi, Keokuk, Iowa. 

Joseph B. Atkinson, *02, Pataskala, Ohio. 

Alexander S. Rochester, *04, Athens, Ohio. 

GAMMA/-THE OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, DELAWARE, OHIO, 

•Harry R. Priest, '03. Londonville, Ohio. 

J. M. Bailey, *oi, Wilmington, Ohio. 

Titus Lowe, 'oo, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Ora Paul Cell, '02, Delaware, Ohio, 

Alfred Doty, '03, Garvais, Ohio. 

Thomas Tyler Crawford, '03, Richmond, Ohio. 

MU— DENISON UNIVERSITY, GRANVILLE. OHIO. 

Henry Roberts Colby, '03, 340 W. First street, Dayton, O. Sept. 22, 1899 

Frank Belford Amos, '03, Cambridge, O. Oct. 27, 1899 

Thomas Ezra Deam, '03, W. Third street, Newark, O. Oct. 27, 1899 

Edwin R. Stilwell, '03, W. First St., Dayton, O. Oct. 24, 1899 

Walter Brooke Wright, '03, Granville, O. Feb. 2, 1900 

ZETA ZETA— CENTRE COLLEGE, DANVILLE, KY. 

Steel Bailey, '02. Stanford, Ky. Sept. 13, 1899 

Gavin C. Morris, *02, Frankfort, Ky. Sept. 15, 1899 

Ike L. Sallee, '02, Danville, Ky. Sept. 23, 1899 

Wm. F. Warford, *o3, Flemmingsburg, Ky. Sept. 30, 1899 

H. W. Linney, *02, Danville, Ky. Oct. 14, 1899 

ZETA PSI— THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, CINCINNATI. OHIO. 

Jay C. Beneker, *oo, Cincinnati, O. Oct. 21, 1899 

Albert L. Baker, '03, Cincinnati, O. Oct. 21, 1899 

Edgar W. McCallister, 03, Cincinnati, O. Oct. 21,1899 



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Tnixton Emerson, '03, Cincinnati, O. Oct. 21, 1899 

William De Witt, '03, Cincinnati,©. . Oct. 31,1899 

Warren Woodward, '03, Cincinnati, O. Oct. 31, 1899 

William H. Sprouii, '03, Cincinnati, O. Nov. 21, 1899 

LAMBDA LAMBDA— KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE, LEXINGTON, KY. 

George T. Graves, '03, Lexington, Ky. Oct. 14, 1899 

John W. Gilbert, *oi, Lawrenceburg, Ky. Oct. 7, 1899 

William H. Warder, '03, Glasgow, Ky. Feb. 17, 1900 

Benjamin R. Hart, '03, Lexington, Ky. Feb. 17, 1900- 

MU MU— WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, MORGANTOWN. W. VA. 



Earl Cook Maxwell, *03, 


Wheeling, W. Va. 


Oct. 


13, 1897^ 


William Frank Alexander, '03, 


Mannington, W.Va. 


Nov. 


9. 1899 


Robert Calvin Yoho, *oi. 


Rosby*sRock,W.Va. 


Nov. 


17. 1899 


William Henry Whitham, '99, 


Morgantown, W. Va. 


Nov. 


23. 1899 


Dwight Edmund Miller, *oi, 


Morgantown, W. Va. 


Mar. 


31. 1900 


William J. Cooper, '03, 


Parkersburg, W. Va. 


Mar. 


31. 1900 


Earnest Daniel Lewis, '02, 


Johnstown, W. Va. 


April 


13. 1900 


Benjamin Franklin Patton, '03, 


Harrisville, W. Va. 


April 


13. 1900 


Jean Valjean Cooke, '03, 


Morgantown, W. Va. 


April 


13. «900 


Earl Bailey Snider, *04, 


Uniontown, Pa. 


June 


15, 190a. 


ALPHA GAMMA— OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. COLUMBUS. OHIO. 


James S. Fulton, '03, 


Steubenville, 0. 


Oct. 


18, i899r 


Sunley R. Smith, '03, 


Blanchester, O. 


Oct. 


18, 1899 


Manuel C. Wittick, *03, 


Kansas City, Mo. 


Feb. 


17. 1900 


James F. McGarry, '02, 


East Liverpool, 0. 


Feb. 


17, 1900 


Charles F. Leeper, '03, 


Marietta, 0. 


Mar. 


8, IQOO 



FOURTH PROVINCE. 

LAMBDA— INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON, IND 

A. Hale Keeney, '03, Rising Sun, Ind. 

Quincy Earl Milliner, '03, Wabash, Ind. 

Dudley 0*Dell McGovney, *oi, Columbus, Ind. 

Ernest Ward Headington, '03, Portland, Ind. 

John Crittenden Gipe, '03, Alexandria, Ind. 

Albert Jacob Felton, '01, Markle, Ind. 

XI—DE PAUW UNIVERSITY, GREENCASTLE, IND. 

Daniel Clyde Shafer, '03, Greencaatle, Ind. 

Frank Kimberlin, '03, Fisher*s Switch, Ind. 

Daniel Myere Bechtel, '03, Goshen, Ind. 

RHO— BUTLER COLLEGE, IRVINGTON, IND. 

Archibald A. Hannah, Special, Irvington, Ind. 

LeRoy Kirkpatrick, '03, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Theodore L. Nance, '03, Brazil, Ind. 



Sept. 


27. 


1899 


Sept. 


27. 


1899 


Oct. 


II. 


1899 


Oct. 


II, 


1899 


Jan. 


27. 


1900 


Jan. 


27. 


1900 


Oct. 


21, 


1899 


Oct. 


21. 


1899 


Oct. 


27. 


1899 


Oct. 


13. 


1899 


Oct. 


17. 


1899 


Oct. 


17. 


1899 



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Charles Allen Burnett, '03, Vcvay, Ind. Oct 26, 1899 

James Chester Damall, '03, Lebanon, Ind. Nov. 23, 1899 

Walter G. Butler, '02, Irvington, Ind. Mar. 7, 1900 

William £. Long, '03, Indianapolis, Ind. May i, 1900 

CHI— HANOVER COLLEGE, HANOVER, IND. 

James Markley Wright, '03, North Madison, Ind. Sept. 30, 1899 

George Ernest Sherlock, '03, Madison, Ind. Oct. 3, 1899 

DELTA DELTA— PURDUE UNIVERSITY, LAFAYETTE, IND. 



Woodell Abner Pickering, '02, 


Fort Thomas, Ky. 


Oct 


20. 1899 


Alexander Chambers, '01, 


Indianapolis, Ind. 


Oct 


20, 1899 


Robert Blount Dugger, '02, 


Bloomfield, Ind. 


Nov. 


15. 1899 


James Gale Van Winkle, '02, 


Indianapolis, Ind. 


Jan. 


28. 1900 


James Louis Graham, '03, 


Madison, Ind. 


May 


26,1900 


James M. Fowler, '03, 


Lafayette, Ind. 


May 


26.1900 



FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA— THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, EVANSTON, ILL. 

William Heilman, '03, Evansville, Ind. Oct. 10, 1899 

Percy McConnell, '03, Evanston, 111. Oct. 10, 1899 

Levy WilliamsoD, '03. Rochester, Ind. Oct. 10, 1899 

Ernest F. Briggs, '03, DelU, Ohio. Oct. 10, 1899 

Harold C. Johnson, '03, Milwaukee, Wis. Oct 10, 1899 

THETA THETA-THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, MICH. 

Charles S. Matthews, *02, Pontiac, Mich. 

Harry Rickel, '02, Detroit, Mich. 

James F. Shepherd, '03, Cheboygan, Mich. 

Roy S. Peck, '03, South Bend, Ind. 

Roy W. Sanner, '03, Decatur, .III. 

Robert G. Gage, '03, Troy, Ohio. 

William A. Peck, '03, Allegan, Mich. 

KAPPA KAPPA— THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. CHAMPAIGN. ILL 

Frederick Lathrop Day, '03, Brimfield. 111. 

Dwight Orson Herrick, '02, Farmer City, 111. 

Lyle George Herrick, '02, Farmer City, 111. 

McCreary Lewis, Special, Denver, Col. 

Rena Clark Cabanis, '03, Kinmundy, 111. 

Eli Pike Gale, '03, Aurora, III. 

Lee Roy James, '03, Beardstown, 111. 

Charles Robert Polland, '03, Delphi, Ind. 
George Kirkpatrick Larrison, Special, Havana, III. 

OMICRON OMICRON— THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO. ILL 

Jack Camp, Special, Albion, Florida. Jan. 10. 1900 

Robert Clifton Camp, Graduate, Albion, Florida. Jan. 10. 1900 



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Basil Spaulding Millspaugh, Special, 


Chicago. 111. 


Jan. 


fo, 1900 


Louis Bent Chaplin, Special, 


Warsaw, Ind. 


Jan. 


10. 1900 


Benjamin Rector Bell, '03, 


Fort Wayne, Ind. 


June 


11,1900 


ALPHA ZETA-BELOIT COLLEGE. BELOIT. 


WIS. 




Ralph Seymour Green, '03, 


Kelso, Indian Territory. 


Sept. 


20,1899 


Merle Theron Adkins, '03, 


Troy. Wis. 


Dec 


16,1899 


Ralph Babbitt, '03, 


Beloit. Wis. 


Dec. 


16,1899 


Charles Alvin Emerson, Jr., '03, 


Beloit. Wis. 


Dec 


16,1899 


Charles Maxwell Dering, '03, 


Portage, Wis. 


Dec 


16,1899 


Ernest Philip Kcpple, '03, 


Kingston, 111. 


Dec 


16.1899 


Robert Lyman Schadel, '03, 


Warren, 111. 


Dec. 


16.1899 


Carroll Walter Smith, '03, 


Troy. Wis. 


Dec. 


16,1899 


William Roscoe Spensley, '03, 


Galena. 111. 


Dec. 


16.1899 


Henry Clinton McRae, '03, 


lola, Kas. 


Dec. 


16,1899 


Lucius Chapin Porter, '01, 


Pang Chuang, China. 


Dec 


16,1899 


ALPHA IOTA— THE ILLINOIS 


WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, BLOOMING- 


TON. ILLINOIS. 






Burchard Hanschild Smith, '00, 


Bloomington, 111. 


Sept. 


23.1899 


Paul Augustus Smith. '03, 


Bloomington, 111. 


Sept. 


23.1899 


Roy Spencer Cone, '02, 


Peoria, 111. 


Sept. 


23.1899 


Walter Ritchie, '02. 


Belleflower. 111. 


Sept. 


23.1899 


Thomas Beach Kilgore. '02, 


Bloomington. 111. 


Nov. 


14.1899 


William B. Carlock, '02, 


Bloomington, 111. 


Nov. 


14.1899 


Thomas Madison Lillard, *02, 


Bloomington. 111. 


Nov. 


14,1899 


Daniel Hogan, Jr., *02, 


Chicago, 111. 


Nov. 


14.1899 


Frank M. Rice. '03, 


Normal. 111. 


Feb. 


12, 1900 


Edwin K. Mason, '00, 


Valley City. N. D. 


May 


17.1900 


David St Clair Ritchie, '00, 


Valley City. N. D. 


May 


17.1900 


Milton I>wight Burris, '03, 


Kansas City, Mo. 


May 


17.1900 


Reid Perkins, 'oi. 


Springfield, 111. 


May 


17.1900 


ALPHA LAMBDA— THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 


, MADISON, WIS. 


Harry G. Oakland, '03, 


Milwaukee, Wis. 


Oct. 


28.1899 


WilUam K. Murphy, '03, 


Milwaukee, Wis. 


Oct 


28,1899 


Hudson B.Werder, '03, 


Charles City. Iowa. 


Oct. 


28,1899 


Earle B. Stewart, •03, 


Mason City, Iowa. 


Oct 


28,1899 


William W. Atwater, '03, 


Chicago. 111. 


Oct. 


28,1899 


William J. Obeme, '03, 


Chicago, 111. 


Oct 


28,1899 


Howell Parks. '03, 


Oconomowoc, Wis. 


Oct. 


28.1899 


Edwin F. Wollaeger, '03, 


Milwaukee, Wis. 


Dec 


21,1899 


ALPHA PI— ALBION COLLEGE, ALBION, MICH. 




Willard Davis, '03, 


'Marcellus,Mich. 


Oct. 


11,1899 


Charles S. Hayden, '03, 


Lansing. Mich. 


Oct. 


"•1899 


Clarence Roy Hartung, '02, 


Albion. Mich. 


Jan. 


27.1900 


John L. Moore, '02. 


Union City. Mich. 


Mar. 


3.1900 



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ALPHA SIGMA— THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS, 



Hugh Piatt Man, '02, 
Ralph E. Lovett, '02, 
Robert W. Steveni, '02, 
Charles Edward Saintbury, '03, 
Albert W. Verharen, '02, 



MINN. 

Winona, Minn. 
Minneapolis, Minn. 
Minneapolis, Minn. 
La Moille, Minn. 
Spencer, Iowa. 



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Oct. 11,1899 

Nov. 20, 1899 

Oct. 11,1899 

May 5, 1900 



SIXTH PROVINCE. 



ALPHA EPSILON— THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN. NEB. 



Edgar Leonidas Brown, '03, 
Raymond Howard Hinshaw, '03, 
James Lloyd Van Burg, '03, 
Hans Peter Peterson, *oi, 
John Anton Kees, '03, 
David Henry Mercer, 'So, 



Grand Island, Neb. 
Fairbury, Neb. 
Hickman, Neb. 
Elk Horn, Iowa. 
Beatrice, Neb. 
Omaha, Neb. 



Oct. 13, 1899 

Oct. 13, 1899 

Nov. 25, 1899 

Mar. 3, 1900 

April 14, 190a 

May 2, 1900 



ALPHA XI— THE'UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, LAWRENCE, KANSAS. 



James F. Tilford, '02, 
James G. Pellett, '02, 
Milo T. Jones, '03, 
Ray Clifford, '03, 
RoUo Feitshaus, '03, 
Boise Wiltront, '03, 
Thomas H. Kingsley, '03, 
William C. Edwards, '03, 
Bums L. Williams, '03, 
Walter S. Sutton, '00, 



Olathe, Kan. 
Olathe, Kan. 
Chanute, Kan. 
Kansas City, Kan. 
Kansas City, Mo. 
Logan, Kan. 
Paola, Kan. 
Lamed, Kan. 
Topeka, Kan. 
Kansas City, Kan. 



Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
May 



14. 1899 
14. 1899 
I4» 1899 
14.1899 
14. 1899 
14, 1899 
14. 1899 
", 1900 
II. 1900 
28, 1900 



XI XI— THE university: OF STATE OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA, MO. 



Egbert Friti Halstead, '01, 

Charles Abner Chenault, '03, 

Roy K. Ogilvie, '03, 

Franklin Benjamin Morgan, '02,' 

John C. Walker, '03, 

Rufus Lee Higginbotham, '01, 



Lawson, Mo. 
Lexington Junction, Mo. 
Charleston, Mo. 
Lamar, Mo. 
Neoshoe, Mo. 
Louisville, Mo. 



Sept. 23. 1899 
Oct. 16, 1899 
Nov. II, 1899 
Nov. 28. 1899 
Nov. 28. 1899 
Feb. 17, 1900 



SEVENTH PROVINCE. 
ETA-THE UNIVERSITY. OF MISSISSIPPI, OXFORD, MISS. 



William Otey Cresmon, '03, 
James Berry Leavell, '03, 
James Fountain Barksdale, *03, 
Thomas William White, Jr.. '03, 
Guy H. Watkins, '03, 
Hervey Linwood Shannon, *o2, 
Samuel James Collier, '03, 
Charles Warsham Phillips, '03, 



Days, Miss. 
Oxford, Miss. 
Hardy, Miss. 
Memphis, Tenn. 
Aberdeen, Miss. 
Coffeeville, Miss. 
Oxford, Miss. 
Oxford, Miss. 



Sept. 16, 1899 

Sept. 16, 1899 

Sept 16, 1899 

Sept. 16, 1899 

Sept 16, 1899 

Sept. 16. 1899 

Oct 14, 1899 

Oct 14. 1899 



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ALPHA NU— THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. AUSTIN. TEXAS. 

James Thomas Elliott. '03. Dallas. Texas. Oct. 19, 1899 

Alva Breaker Court, '03. Houston. Texas. Oct. 19, 1899 

Marcellus Kleberg, '03, Galveston. Texas. Oct. 19. 1899 

♦ALPHA OMICRON— TULANE UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS. LA. 

Merrill Neville Smith. *02. June 9. 1899 

Robert Herndon Sharpe, '03. June 9. 1899 

John Ramey Hayward, '03. 

Holcomb Arken. '03. 

Louis Crawford, *03. Jan. 27. 1900 

Charles de B. Claiborne. Feb. 17. 1900 

ALPHA PSI— VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. NASHVILLE. TENN. 

Alonzo Monk. Jr.. '03. Chattanooga. Tennessse. Sept. 23, 1899 

Carl Monk. '01, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sept. 23. 1899 

Frank Wilson Chappell, '03, Nashville. Tennessee. Sept. 23. 1899 

Dos well Parish Brown. '03. Jonesboro. Arkansas. Sept. 23, 1899 

James Alexander Peoples. '02. Columbia. Tennessee. Sept. 30. 1899 

William Mason Booth. *oi, Florence. Alabama. Nov. 18.1899 

EIGHTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA BETA— THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, CAL. 

George Martin Broemmel. '03, San Francisco, Cal. Aug. 25, 1899 

Walter Barbour Bundschu, '03, San Francisco, Cal. Sept. 2, 1899 

Henry Gerald Butler, '03. Los Gatos. Cal. Sept. 23.1899 

Simeon Waldo Coleman. *03, San Francisco, Cal. Sept. 23. 1899 

♦ALPHA UPSILON— THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 
LOS ANGELES. CALIFORNIA. 

Charles Stauter, '03. 
W. R. McAllep, '03. 
Carl Tufts, '03. 
Edwin R. Janes. '03. 

ALPHA OMEGA— STANFORD UNIVERSITY. PALO ALTO. CAL. 

Joseph Adams Miller. •03. Austin. Nevada. Sept. 10. 1899 

Raymond Rossiter. '03. Sheridan. Mont. Sept. 10, 1899 

Walcott W. Raymond. '03. Sheridan. Mont. Jan. 15. 1900 

George Hiram Lutgerding. '03, Phoenix, Ariz. Feb. 12,1900 

Elbert King Potter, '02, Santa Anna, Cal. March 3,1900 

NINTH PROVINCE. 

ETA ETA— DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. HANOVER. N. H. 

Arthur Stevens Kimball, *oo. Battle Creek, Mich. Nov. 8, 1899 

Timothy Joseph Shanahan. 'oi. Charlestown, Mass. Nov. 8. 1899 

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John Duggan, 'o3, 


Worcester, Mass. 


Nov. 8. 


1899 


Stanley Bolster, 'oa, 


Nashua, N. H. 


Nov. 8. 


1899 


x>weil Brown, '03, 


Amesbury, Mass. 


Nov. 8. 


1899 


Dwight Gushing, '03, 


South Hingham, Mass. 


Nov. 8. 


1899 


>tuart Perham, '03, 


Haqover, N. H. • 


Nov. 8, 


1%^ 


ry Haselwood, '03, 


Quincy, 111. 


Nov. 8, 


1899 


Leon Pierce, '03, 


Somerville, Mass. 


Nov. 8, 


1899 


ine Matteson, '03, 


New York. N. Y. 


Nov. 8. 


1899 


Ehrich L. Ruppei, '03, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Nov: 8. 


1899 


:iay King, '03, 


Lawrence, Mass. 


Nov. 8/ 


1899 


K. Grant, '03, 


Worcester, Mass. 


Nov. 8. 


i&» 


NU NU-COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK 


,N.Y. 




Trowbridge Pelton, '03, 


Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 


Oct. 5. 


1899 


1 L. Miller, '03, 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Oct 5, 


1899 


d W. Putnam, '03, 


New York. N. Y. 


Oct. 5. 


1899 


ild S. Austin, '03, 


Denver, Col. 


Nov. 3. 


1899 


E. W. Bateson, '03, 


New York. N. Y. 


Nov. 3, 


1899 


Wilbin Robinson, '03, 


Englewood, N. J. 


Nov. 10. 


1809 


Henry Miller, '03, 


NewYork. N. Y. 


Nov. 10, 


1899 


I Canfield Jessup, *oo, 


Georgia. 


Jan. 12. 


1900 


1 Raymond Guyer, '03, 


Peru. 


Jan. 12, 


1900 


ey Leonard Berrien, '03, 




Jan. 26, 


1900 


Collis, '03, 


New York, N. Y. 


Jan. 26. 


1900 


idder. Special, 


New York, N. Y. 


Mar. 2, 


1900 


Sumner Kaiser, 'oi, 


Greenwich, Conn. 


May 7. 


IQOO 


LeRoy Smith, '03, 


New York. 


Mar. 7. 


1900 


11 Washburn Long, 'oi, 


Flushing, Long Island, N. Y. 


May 4. 


I9OQ 


imund O'Shea, '01, 


New York. 


May 4. 


1900 


1 Theodore Strowmeyer, *oi 


, NewYork. 


May 16, 


1900 


Armstrong, '01, 


Montana. 


May 16, 


1900 


\ THETA-MASSACHUSETl'S INSTITUTE OF 


TECHNOLOGY, 


BOSTON, 


MASSACHUSETrS. 






I Cutter Thompson, '03, 


Dorchester, Mass. 


Sept. 27 


1899 


Bates Walker, '01, 


Minneapolis, Minn. 


Sept. 6. 


1899 


Stinchfield Cole, '03, 


Detroit, Mich. 


Oct. 13, 


1899 


Curtis Jordan, '03, 


Columbus, Ga. 


Oct. 20. 


1899 


Bamum McKelray, '03, 


Youngstown, Ohio. 


Oct. 27. 


1899 


Agustus Tweedy, 'oo. 


Downey, Cal. 


Feb. 23. 


IQOO 


Sheape, '03, 


Seattle, Wash. 


Mar. 21, 


1900 


Wickersham Elmer, '03, 


Baltimore, Maryland. 


May 21, 


1900 


^LPHI PHI-CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, NEW YORK. 




1 Cox Dalzell, Jr., *oo, 


South Egremont, Mass. 


Oct. 7, 


1899 


ad Haisler, '03, 


Milwaukee, Wis. 


Nov. 18. 


1899 


Murdoch Brown, '03, 


Montclair, N. J. 


Nov. 18. 


i8q9 


cClellan Lee, '03, 


Pittsburg, Pa. 


Nov. 18. 


1899 



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}ohn Barrie Ferguson, '02, 
Charles Treadway Bamum, 'o3, 
Hugh McKnight Ferguson, '03, 
Charles Bierce Holden, *oo, 
Charles Carsten Piatt, '01, 
Albert Vail Simis, '02, 
Harvey Clark Fairbanks, '03, 
Benjamin Franklin Longnecker, 



New York, N. Y. 


Dec. 9» 


1899 


Wilkes Barre, Pa. 


Dec. 9, 


1899 


Pittsburg, Pa. 


Jan. 19. 


1900 


Chicago, 111. 


Jan. 19. 


1900 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


May 22, 


1900 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 


May 22, 


1900 


Jamestown, N. Y. 


June 4. 


1900 


'03, Delta, Ohio. 


June 4, 


1900 



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EditoriaL 

The coming decade in the history of the Fraternity offers as 
many hard problems as have been presented since the organiza- 
tion of our society, and their solution bids fair to be of vital import- 
ance to the success of the work in future years, as well as to the 
continuation of the organization on a permanent business basis. The 
questions of finance have, possibly, been more aggravating than those 
of any other part of the work, and with the growing demands for bus- 
iness machinery the difficulty of finding men who are willing to assume 
the responsibilities of the various offices presents some serious situ- 
ations. 

The results of the election of officers at the last Grand Chapter 
placed several new men at the wheel, and we are glad to say their 
efforts have been most commendable in every respect. They have 
had many troublesome and perplexing subjects to confront, which 
have been unusually trying owing to the fact that they have been un- 
familiar with the details of the history and development of fraternity 
work. 

The question of the training of men for office in the national organ- 
ization and of keeping them in the work is one which for a number of 
years has been of great importance, and at the present time it is one 
of the perplexing problems of fraternity government. Up to the 
meeting of the last Grand Chapter those holding the important offices 
in the Grand Council had been connected with the work for a number 
of years; some had been actively associated in one office or another 
for twelve years. Several unexpected business changes have been made 
during the past year among the officers elected at the last Grand 
Chapter, and it has been found necessary for some of them to with- 
draw. Reference to the directory in the front of this number will 
indicate the changes and it is our intention to publish an article with 
reference to the retiring officers and their work in the December 
issue of the Quarterly, together with something with reference to 
the new incumbents. We regret that we can do little more here 
than to call attention to the matter. 

On July 20th resignations were received by the Grand Triumvirs 
from Grand Tribune Charles Ailing, from Grand Historian Newman 
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of the necessity for the action was also received from each officer, and 
after consideration of the same the Triumvirs accepted their resigna- 
tions and nominated for election in their stead, Ralph F. Potter, Alpha 
Iota, '90, as Grand Quaestor; Herbert C. Arms, Kappa Kappa, '94, as 
Grand Tribune; and Ray G. McDonald, Alpha Pi, '93, as Grand His- 
torian. 

At the meeting of the Grand Triumvirs Friday, July 13th, the 
special vote was canvassed, which elected the persons nominated by 
the Grand Triumvirs, and the new officers at once assumed the duties 
of their positions. No action has been taken with reference to the 
election of a new Grand Annotator, but it is probable that this matter 
will come up early in September. The addresses of the new Grand 
Officers appear in the directory referred to above, and we bespeak for 
them in their new work the hearty cooperation of the whole. Fra- 
ternity. 

. * * 

Reference has been made above to ihe resignation of Newman 
Miller as Grand Historian, and to the election of Ray G. McDonald to 
the office. This brings to our attention the preparation of the new cata- 
logue which was to an extent provided for by a special resolution of the 
Twenty-fourth Grand Chapter. The necessities of the new catalogue 
demanded that work should be done upon the collection of the mater- 
ial to a greater extent than could be performed by Grand Editor 
Miller in connection with his work on the Quarterly, and it was 
thought that a man, who should have complete charge of this work, 
could accomplish more and better results for the Fraternity, which 
accounts for the change in plan. 

Some unforeseen difficulties, principally financial, and a great deal 
of detailed work had been encountered in (retting up the new book, 
but it is hoped that the plans now under way will result in the imme- 
diate preparation of the copy, and it is entirely within the bounds of 
reasonable expectation to hope for a finished book before the close of 
the next school year. 

In view of the developments of the past year it was found neces- 
sary to provide definitely for the work and the proposition of a special 
assessment was submitted to the active Chapters a short time ago. A 
large majority of the active membership was in favor of obligating them- 
selves and making immediate provision for the expense. In view of 
the vote received the Grand Triumvirs decided to recommend to the 
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be levied upon members of the Chapters, the membership of the Chap- 
ter to be determined as it shall stand October 15th, 1900, and the assess- 
ment to become due and payable on that date. This assessment will en- 
title the payer thereof to a copy of the new directory. It should be noted 
here that a definite charge of from 50 cents to 21.00 will probably be 
made to all who do not make the advanced payment on the (guarantee 

fund. 

We are sure that everyone will be glad to know that the book is 
about to become a reality, and it now remains a part of the duty of 
everyone to cooperate with the new Grand Historian in getting to- 
gether facts necessary for the book. The material which is now in the 
hands of the Chapters should be forwarded to Brother Ray G. Mc- 
Donald, New York Life Building, Chicago. 

• • • 

The frequency of expulsions from local chapters of college frater- 
nity organizations is deplorable, and one which if followed up is likely 
to bring about reactionary results upon the whole fraternity system. 
This criticism has been made with reference to another organization 
than our own, but we have reason to believe that the criticism could 
be made with justice, with reference to some Chapters at least of 
Sigma Chi. We believe there are times when it is absolutely necessary 
to exercise the right of expulsion as a means of disciplining certain 
refractory members, but we believe that this right should be exercised 
with the utmost care. 

An expulsion from a college fraternity is an act which may blight 
the whole life of the individual and our plea for care in this matter is 
based upon certain instances which have come Within our notice where 
decision has been reached without proper deliberation, having been 
carried on by the Chapter concerned. It is not an unfrequent occur- 
rence that in after life members who have voted for an expulsion, in 
the heat of some boyish anger, have asked for the reinstatement of an 
expelled member, on the ground that their original decision was the 
result of immature judgment, which in the light of their later exper 
ience, had led them to believe that an injustice had been done. 

Where expulsions are necessary it would seem that the only way 
to bring the matter about would be to have a thorough investigation 
which shall be carried on in a regular manner, and acted upon by the 
entire Chapter. The procedure should be regular in every wsy, in 
order to leave no point in doubt which might bring about embarrass- 
ments in after years. Expulsion should come about only as a last 
resort, and as the Chapter is a stronger organization than the individ- 
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While the news items recorded in this number of the Quarterly 
relate largely to the events of the school year 1899-1900, when it 
reaches our readers it will be time for the active membership of the 
Fraternity to be considering plans for the new year's work. Every 
under-graduate member of Sigma Chi should resolve to return to col- 
lege at the opening of the Autumn with the determination to make the 
next year the most successful in the history of his Chapter. In carry- 
ing out a resolution of this sort the utmost care should be given to 
every detail of fraternity life. The relation of the Chapter to the 
college or university in which it exists, its relation to the chapters of 
other and similar organizations to our own, the relation of the Chapter 
and its connection with after life should be subjects for careful stiidy 
by every member. 

A Chapter cannot exist independently of the school where it is 
located, nor can it exist independently of chapters of other fraterni- 
ties. Careful observance of the rules and regulations of the home 
institution are an absolute necessity to the successful workings of a 
Chapter. Competition with other fraternities, which grows out of a 
healthy rivalry, is to be commended, but no good can come from an 
attempt to belittle or misrepresent a rival in the eyes of a prospective 
member. In the presentation of the fraternity subject to new men 
due consideration should be given to the success and achievements of 
other organizations, for in this way one will always merit the respect 
and esteem of his competitors. 

♦ * ♦ 

The growing popularity of Provincial Conventions has been espe- 
cially noticeable during the past two or three years and the successful 
gatherings held recently in Boston of the Ninth Province, reported 
in the June number of the Quarterly, and also the meeting of the 
Third Province held at Granville, Ohio, are striking examples of what 
can be accomplished by meetings of this sort. It is to be hoped that 
eventually provincial gatherings may be held at least biennially. In 
this way the Grand Chapters will be composed of more intelligent 
men, many of whom will have participated in Provincial Conventions 
where various topics of importance and interest to the Fraternity gen- 
erally will be discussed, and they will naturally be in position to act 
with more intelligence on questions put to the Grand Chapter for de- 
cision. The time has come when the Provincial Convention should 
become a recognized necessity in the legislation of the Fraternity, and 
this ought to be a fertile subject for discussion by the next Grand 
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An account is found elsewhere in this number of the first observ- 
ance of Founders' Day. An appropriate memorial service was con- 
ducted at the graves of two of the dead founders, and had it not been 
for a misunderstanding, exercises would also have been held at the 
grave of the third. It is hoped that the precedent thus established 
may be followed out, and that in the future some definite form of 
exercises may be provided. It has been suggested that this begin- 
ning, which has been the outgrowth of a resolution of the Grand 
Chapter, be embodied in the organic laws of the Fraternity, and that 
the anniversary of the establishment of the Fraternity be set aside as 
a day which shall be observed with appropriate exercises by every 
Chapter. Suggestions as to a plan of this sort may very properly be 
brought before the next Grand Chapter by any delegate, and it is to 
be hoped that some feasible scheme may be suggested. 

• • . 

The year closing June 30th has in many ways been an exceedingly 
profitable one to the Fraternity, and in view of the fact that many 
phases of the legislation enacted by the Twenty-fourth Grand Chap- 
ter have been in their experimental stages, the results have been flat- 
tering in the extreme. The number of initiates as recorded by the 
records shown elsewhere in this number are about what should have 
been expected. The total number of initiates during the year has 
been 313 as against 276 of last year. The figures are as accurate as 
could be made up from the reports which have been received, and it 
is to be regretted that two of the Chapters did not respond to 
the request for reports. « * ♦ 

Special attention is given in this number to alumni notes. We 
are convinced that this department of the Quarterly is one of the 
most important and interesting to alumni, and may be of immense 
value to the active Chapters. It is to be hoped, therefore, that in the 
future Chapter officials will use the utmost care in furnishing the 
editor with material regarding alumni. It is always acceptable and 
will receive most careful attention. 

• • « 

It is much to be regretted that but nineteen of the Chapters sent in 
summer addresses of their membership for use in mailing the summer 
number of the Quarterly in response to a request from the Grand 
Quaestor. This will explain the delay which has been occasioned in 
the delivery of a large proportion of this number. To those Chapters 
which did not send summer addresses the regular subscription number 
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Letters from Active Chapters. 
FIRST PROVINCE. 

EPSILON — COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. 

The excitement of commencement is over and we are all feeling 
easier in our minds. Epsilon was very lucky in her graduates this year. 
None of them fell by the wayside and most of them graduated high. 
Brothers J. Lewis Riggles, Harry S. Greene and T. Boyd Dixon each 
have the degree of M. D., while Brother Dwight P. Dilworth has an L.L. 
B., and Brother Harry C. Coburn an A. B. Brother Riggles is already 
resident physician at the Children's Hospital, and Brother Dixon was 
given a similar position at the Columbian University hospital. Brother 
Greene was an honor man in his class and won a special prize. Broth- 
ers Dilworth and Coburn also had excellent records. 

But since the glare and excitement have worn ofif we see our ranks 
sadly depleted by these graduations, and after a strong membership ot 
seventeen this year, we can only look with any degree of certainty upon 
the return of eight men next fall. However, we are not discouraged, 
especially as four of the eight are " house men " and will live in the 
chapter domicile when it is started. 

The University graduated a very small class this year, but 
the law school is steadily improving and the school of medicine 
seems to be following in the same steps. The medical students 
expect a new building and laboratory before long. The school of 
diplomacy and jurisprudence, just started by the Columbian Law School, 
was an innovation and has proved a grand success, some of the finest 
statesmen and scholars of the day having been present either as list- 
eners or lecturers during the winter. 

All social events of this year are over. One of our boys, George 
Weaver, ex- '02, was married last week, and most of the Chapter were 
present. Brother Louis W. Weaver, ex-'02, is the proud possessor of 
a fine racing yacht, and a party of ** Sigs" went on a cruise down the 
river on her Saturday and Sunday last. She flies the blue and gold 
and is a Sigma Chi boat in every respect. 

We have several good athletes in the Chapter, but they have had 
little chance to compete for the university this year. Next year, it is 
hoped, there will be an increase in athletic interests. 

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THETA — PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE. 

Since we last wrote to the Quarterly the sixty-eighth annual com- 
mencement of Pennsylvania College has come and gone. On Tuesday 
evening, June 12th, of commencement week, Theta had her annual 
banquet at the Gettysburg Hotel. Twenty Sigma Chis were 
present. The Chapter enjoyed very much the presence of 
a number of our alumni. Brother E. M. Herbst, 75. acted as toast- 
master. The other alumni present were: Brothers Acker, 72; Ship- 
man, 76; Walter, '82; Wolf, '84; McPherson, '89; Dakin, '92; Bikle, '97. 
and Keith, ex-'99. We were glad, too, to have had with us Brother 
J. H. Shisler, of Mu Mu, who spent several days in Gettysburg. 

Our literary efforts during the year certainly were a credit to the 
Fraternity. In the senior class we had one first honor and one second 
honor man. We captured the junior Latin medal, and received honor- 
able mention for the sophomore mathematical and senior essay prizes. 
It is the custom at this college that only the ten men in the graduating 
class ranking highest shall be allowed to speak on commencement day. 
Among these there were two " Sigs," one of whom was appointed Latin 
salutatorian. The latter part of our baseball season was more satisfac- 
tory than its beginning. We were of course glad to win from Dickinson 
again. Brother Leisenring was manager of the team this year, and it 
is the first time in a number of years that the season closed with a 
surplus in the treasury. 

We lose by graduation three men this year: Brothers Dale, Stock 
and Bikle. but our prospects for new men are indeed very bright. We 
already have two men pledged who are as fine fellows as any one 
could wish, and the freshman class in the fall is likely to be one of the 
largest in the history of the college. 

Gettysburg, Pa., June 20, 1900. Paul Harold Bikle. 

KAPPA — BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Kappa Chapter began the past college year with but two active 
men. These two men went to work at once with great energy and 
soon added two more to this number. When Brother Kress left in the 
winter term, we were again left with only three. During the entire 
year, however, our little band and their friends were quietly at work, 
and commencement week and initiation night showed the result of our 
labors. On June 16th we initiated eight ot the very best men of the 
lower classes. All of these men received invitations from other fra- 
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put together. We take great pleasure in introducing our new men to 
the Fraternity, viz.: Yencer Weidensaul, John S. Goodman, Eli S. 
Walls and William N. Marsh, all of Lewisburg, Pa.; Edward N. Coon, 
of Marienville, Pa.; James V. Frampton, of Clarion, Pa.; W. C. Roller 
and Webster Calvin, of Hollidaysburg. 

We had two men in the graduating class. Brothers R. H. Kress and 
the writer, M. A. Carringer, both of whom were graduated with honors. 

Next year Kappa assumes her wonted sway in college circles. 
Brother W. E. Thompson was elected business manager of the Orange 
and Blue; Brother Yencer Weidensaul will be business manager of 
1902 L Agenda; Brother W. C. Roller was elected track manager, and 
Brother F. J. Stoughton has been added to our representation in the 
Dramatic Club. 

Our annual banquet took place in the Cameron House, June 
19th. Thirty-one members were present. The aSair was successful, 
although much quieter than usual. 

We are sorry to state that Brother Yencer Weidensaul is now lying 
at his home in Lewisburg in a precarious condition as the result of an 
accident. We are all hoping for his recovery. 

Lewisburg, Pa., June 25, 1900. M. A. Carringer. 

OMICRON — DICKINSON COLLEGE. 

A retrospection of Omicron for the past two years reveals a pros- 
perous and enjoyable career. The few darkened pages of our history, 
owing to the Chapter ceasing its activity for several years, have indeed 
been cleared away by the advancement made since its revival. When 
the Chapter was reorganized in the fall of 1898, only eight men were 
available, but united efforts and untiring zeal have increased our num- 
ber to twenty-two, among whom are some of the most desirable njen 
in the institution. In all our undertakings we have been kindly assisted 
by our worthy alumni. We owe a large measure of our success to 
Brother Landis, of Carlisle, who was instrumental in re-establishing 
the Chapter, and to Brothers Groome and Dakin, of Carlisle, who have 
always been on hand in time of need. 

The annual freshman, sophomore and junior oratorical contests 
took place during the last few months of the term. Omicron is indeed 
proud of the results. The victors were: Brother Comer, of the fresh- 
man class, Brother Amerman, of the sophomore class, and Brother 
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During commencement we received into the mystic circle of Sig- 
ma Chi, Cloyd E. Sweet and George B. Townsend of the preparatory 
department, who will enter the college next year. 

Our successes have not been confined alone to the sphere of intel- 
lectual attainment, but we have taken an exceptionally good stand in 
athletics. Brothers Bonner, Decker, Burns, Amerman and Pedlow 
have made themselves conspicuous upon the gridiron; McGuflie and 
Rothermel have filled two important positions on the baseball team, 
and McGuffie and Shuman have won laurels in the basket ball contests 
and track meets. 

As mentioned in our last letter we have been fortunate in securing 
a favorable site for a chapter house. A small dwelling on the Main 
street, directly facing the campus, has been purchased, and while not 
itself desirable for a chapter house, its location is superb, and some of 
the boys have decided to make it their home for the next year. We 
look for the erection of a suitable chapter house in the near future. 

Carlisle, Pa., June 9, 1900. H. Stanley Winlack. 

PHI — LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. 

The first event of much importance since our last letter was the 
dedication of the new VanWickle memorial library on May 20th. The 
dormitories, which are undergoing a complete rebuilding, are rapidly 
being pushed to completion and will no doubt be ready for occupancy 
by fall. Lafayette's buildings will be added to this summer by a 
t6,000 chemical laboratory, the gift of Jas. H. Gayley, 76, of Pittsburg. 
The college has received about $100,000 in gifts during the past year. 

We were beaten by New York University in a dual track meet, 
but succeeded in beating one old rival, Lehigh, later on by a large 
margin. The writer had the pleasure of winning two firsts, two 
seconds and one third out of the meets. Brother Schmidt also won 
points for us. At a meeting of the track team Brother Schmidt was 
unanimously elected captain for next year. This year's baseball team 
was not very successful but they made a very creditable showing. 
The University of Pennsylvania defeated us on our grounds for the first 
time in four years by an 8 to 7 score. Brother White played left field 
for the visitors, Brother Huston being unable to be with the team. 

We lost by graduation this year Brothers Long. Ayer and Hodg- 
son, all of whom were among the first twenty honor men. Brothers 
Ayer and Long won the Basset prize of $30 in civil engineering at 
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The senior class held its farewell banquet this year at Delmonico's, 
New York City. The class was escorted to the station by the other 
three classes. Brother Long was chairman of the banquet committee. 

Brothers Rothermel and McGuflie represented Omicron on Dick- 
inson's ball team when they played here last spring. The former was 
graduated from Lafayette in 1896 and completes his law course at 
Dickinson this year. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity at large Brother 
Fred Falkner, '03, of Wyoming, N. Y. 

Easton, Pa., July 1, 1900. Wm. A. Maxwell, Jr. 

ALPHA RHO — LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. ' 

The university suffered a severe loss this spring in the burning of 
one of the finest physical laboratories in the country. Work has been 
begun, however, upon a new building which is to be completed in time 
for the opening of the fall term. Notwithstanding this setback, the 
prospects of a large freshman class arc very bright. 

At the June hop last Monday night, Alpha Rho was more largely 
represented than the chapter of any other fraternity. 

On June 8th we initiated into our number Winfield Mercer, '03. of 
Brooklyn. Brother Mercer is a promising candidate for the foot ball 
team next fall. After the initiation the Chapter gave a dinner in honor 
of Brothers Abbott and Satchell, both of whom were graduated this 
month. Brother Abbott has been our star player on the lacrosse, 
team for the last three years. 

Bethlehem, Pa., June 21, 1900. John A. Brodhead. 

ALPHA CHI — PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. 

Commencement this year was an unusually successful one with us. 
It started on June 10th with the baccalaureate sermon by Brother 
Lawrence M. Colfelt, D. D., Iota, of Philadelphia. Monday night all 
the '^frats" held their dances, and ours was an exceptionally successful 
one. We entertained about sixty-five guests. On Tuesday night the 
Thespians entertained the people with "She Stoops to Conquer," in 
which we were represented by Brothers Hunsicker and Buckhout. 

Next year we will have twelve active members to start with and 
three resident members. The incoming freshman class promises to be 
a large one, and we are confident of securing at least our share. In 
the affairs of the college we will be very well represented. We will 
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Martin has been elected captain of the track team and will be on the 
football team. Brother Kinsloe will be on the mandolin club; Broth- 
ers Chestnut, Little and Martin on the Za Viehozxd; Brother Huo- 
. sicker in the Thespians and your correspondent as baseball manager 
Socially we stand very well and always endeavor to better our stand* 
ing. 

Our track team this year has been very successful considering thfe 
fact of having no coach. We won both of our dual meets, with Buck- 
nell and Dickinson respectively. Brother Martin broke two collegie 
records this year, having reduced the hundred yard dash to ten and 
one-fifth seconds in the meet with Dickinson, and raised the pole 
vault record to 9 feet 11 inches. 

The standing of the college has been raised and next year we will 
only have tw6 semesters instead of three terms as heretofore. 

We were very happy to have with us at commencement Brothers 
Geo. K. Spencer, '95, and Walter S. Guiley, '99. 

This year we lost by graduation Brothers Dimm, Diller and 
Weekes. The first mentioned was one of the honor men. 

State College, Pa., June 18, 1900. Geo. N. Campbell. 

SECOND PROVINCE. 

TAU— ROANOKE COLLEGE. , 

Again the summer vacation has arrived and finds Tau in a very 
prosperous condition. She has had her share of honors this spring, 
both in the athletic and collegiate departments. In the field-day sports 
Brother Miller won the all-round athletic medal. He is the third 
" Sig " that has attained to this honor. Brother Gernerd carried off 
the debating medal. 

Roanoke College has just terminated a session of marked success 
Although the attendance this year is a slight decrease from that of tbt 
previous one, yet when we take into consideration the splendid wotk 
that the students have done and the number of states and foreigii 
countries that are represented within the walls, we cannot refrain (rote 
pronouncing this session in some respects one of the most successibtl 
in the history of the college. 

We are glad to state that all of Tau's members, with a single 
exception, intend to return early next fall, and the prospects are that 
we will have a successful campaign. 

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GAMMA GAMMA — RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. 

Randolph* Macon College will open the session of 1900-'01 with a 
larger enrollment than for many years past. Although the college will 
have lost many of her best men by graduation in the class of 1900, still 
there are other men in the lower classes to take their places. 

Randolph-Macon, in the past season of base ball, won the pennant 
of the eastern league of colleges of Virginia, and was defeated by the 
University of Virginia by a score of only 8 to 5. The University of 
Virginia was the champion of the western league of the state. Sigma 
Chi was well represented on this team, having three men, Brothers 
Plitt, Humphrey and Neville. 

Another victory for Randolph- Macon, although not in the field of 
athletics, was won in the state oratorical contest by J. W. Shack- 
ford. Every college and university in Virginia was represented in 
this contest. 

The prophecy made in the first letter written in the past session 
was entirely fulfilled, in that the annual Yellow Jacket was an entire 
success. 

Ashland, Va., July 5, 1900. James O. Watts. 

SIGMA SIGMA— HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

The long looked for and much dreaded examinations are over and 
one of the gayest commencements in the history of Hampden-Sidney 
College has come and gone. The graduating class this year was one 
of the largest that ever left our college with degrees. It was with no 
light heart that we parted with Brother Herndon, for his bright face 
has added much to our enjoyment for four long years, and we fully 
realize that in losing him we lose a true friend and faithful brother. 

Sigma Sigma has, as it were, played in hard luck this past session. 
Of the seven that were with us last year, all of whom we expected to 
return, only two turned up at the appointed time, and owing to the 
<)uality of the incoming class we were able to spike but one new man. 
Though small in numbers, we are not one whit behind the best in college 
honors. We were represented on the gymnasium team by Brothers 
Herndon and Rudy. On the baseball team Brother Herndon was 
captain, and showed himself full worthy of that position. Our last 
number of the Kaleidoscope is an exceptionally fine volume. We were 
represented on its staff by Brother Herndon. 

Hampden-Sidney, Va.. June 20, 1900. 

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ALPHA TAU — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

During the past year the writer has been the only member of Sig- 
ma Chi in attendance at the University of North Carolina. This has 
arisen from the failure to return of the other members of last year's 
Chapter who were expected,the number of fraternities in the university, 
the fraternity restrictions, and the unavoidable absence of the writer 
at the critical time in fraternity bidding. 

Last year we lost by graduation Brother E. J. Wood, and also 
through having finished their two years' course in medicine. Brothers 
Thompson, Hayes, McEachern and Weir. This left to continue the 
Chapter, Brothers Bailey, Brawley and Jones, of whom the two first 
mentioned failed to return in the autumn. Unfortunately the efforts 
of the writer in "spotting" desirable men were set at naught at the 
critical period, which is the first of October of the sophomore year. 
Fraternity men are prohibited from mentioning fraternity matters to 
students in their freshman year, and each chapter is required by the 
trustees and faculty to sign a pledge to this effect. Upon returning, 
about October 10th, the desirable fraternity material was all secured. 

The average attendance at the university is from 500 to 530, of 
whom an unusually large proportion are fraternity men. There are 
now ten other fraternities here, as follows: Delta Kappa Epsilon, Beta 
Theta Pi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Zeta Psi, Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa 
Alpha, Sigma Nu, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi Delta Theta. 
Phi Gamma Delta died last year, and Beta Theta Pi is represented by 
only one member, a man in the graduate department, who will not 
return next fall. 

Chapel Hill, N. C, June 20, 1900. T. W. Jones, Jr. 

THIRD PROVINCE. 

ALPHA — MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

The hurry, bustle and general excitement usually attendant upon 
college life in Oxford during the first half of "the month of roses" 
closed with Miami's commencement on the 14th inst. Memories of 
hard work linger as a hazy background to the gay picture in the mem- 
ory of serenades, senior and junior receptions, and fraternity and 
faculty functions. Among all these, that of Sigma Chi, June 4th, at 
the beautiful home of Dr. C. O. Munns, Theta Theta, '84, stands out as 
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history. The three hundred invited guests, including the chapters of 
the other fraternities, and many townsfolk and friends from abroad, 
were made welcome by Dr. Munns and Gen. Runkle with their wives 
and the happy "Sigs". An occasion long to be remembered followed 
and the midnight hour had passed 'ere the last guest had departed 
wishing long life and prosperity to Sigma Chi. Grand Praetor Wiltsee 
was in his usual happy mood at the reception. 

Brothers Maxwell, Murphy and Sullenberger received their de« 
grees this month. We will have three seniors next year. 

The cadet battalion was inspected by Major Huggins on May 19th, 
and received from him a very favorable report to headquarters. Gen. 
Runkle, as commandant, has been a very able instructor and is very 
popular among the students. 

Oxford, Ohio, June IS, 1900. Guy S. Dbnnison. 

BETA — ^UNIVERSITY OF WOOSTER. 

This spring witnessed the return of Wooster University into the 
field of intercollegiate athletics after an absence of eight years, caused 
by faculty objections. Although we got a late start and won but few 
victories, still we feel as if we made a creditable showing for the first 
year. We were represented on the base ball team by Brothers Atkin- 
son and Morgan. The latter has been elected manager for next year. 
Brother Howell was our delegate to the Provincial Conventional 
Granville, and was accompanied by Brothers Morgan, Rochester and 
Atkinson, all of whom report a very enjoyable time. 

Wooster succeeded in winning the debate with Denison, held at 
Granville on the 2Sth of May. 

Our annual, the Index, which is published by the different frater- 
nities here, appeared this week and makes a good showing for the 
fraternities. 

On May 23rd we initiated Alexander S. Rochester, of Athens, 
Ohio, whom we pledged last fall, and take pleasure in introducing him 
to the Fraternity as a worthy "Sig". 

Our visitors during the commencement season were Brothers 
Henderson, Riddle, McSurely, Riale and Compton. 

Wooster, O., June 16, 1900. J. W. Morgan. 

GAMMA — ^THE OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

The school year closed June 14th. We were favored by the pres- 
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week. The former has been teaching, and the latter is in business in 
Des Moines. 

Among the members of the graduating class were three Sigma 
Chis, Brothers J. W. Thalman, J. L.Thalman and Lowe. The Brothers 
Thalman each have good positions for next year as superintendents of 
schools, and Brother Lowe will preach in Pittsburg. 

The past year has been one of the most prosperous in the history 
of the Chapter. Our number for next year to begin with is small, 
probably five initiated men and four ''preps", some of whom will have 
their rank at the opening of school. Brother Neil was with us since 
May and will be with us to aid in the rushing for two weeks at the 
beginning of the fall term. 

Delaware, Ohio, July 2, 1900. Burton Clyde DeWitt. 

MU — DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

Denison has just passed through a very peculiar crisis in her 
history. During the past year supreme efforts have been put forth to 
secure the necessary $150,000 demanded by the offer of {100,000 by 
Mr. Rockefeller if the amount could be raised by July 1st. These 
efforts have been crowned with success and the amount has not only 
been raised but has been exceeded by $50,000, which raises the total 
amount of Denison's endowment to about {1^000,000. This means a 
new advancement of Denison in the college world. 

An unusual amount of interest has been taken in tennis during the 
past spring. The tournament was carried to a successful dose by 
Brother Amos. The singles were won by one of our pledged men, 
while he in conjunction with his brother. Brother Earle Purinton, car- 
ried off the honors in doubles. Baseball, under the careful manage- 
ment of Brother Lewis, has been somewhat more successful than the 
preceding year. The Detdsatdan, our college paper, will be edited next 
year by Brother Wiltsee. 

Mu loses three men by graduation this year, Brothers Struble, 
Lewis and Brown, of whom Brother Lewis was one of the four chosen 
orators. Brother Struble connects himself with a bank at Frederick- 
town, Brother Brown will study medicine in Elyria, and Brother Lewis 
will attend Harvard. 

During the past term the Third Province Convention has been 
held at our place, an account of which is found in this issue. We, of 
Mu, will never forget the royal good time we had during those two 
days. The good old song, "Hail, Hail, The Gang's all Here," still 



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runs in our minds and in the minds of all in the village who beard it. 
The convention was doubly interesting on account of the presence 
with us of Grand Consul Joseph C. Nate. 

We were glad to receive visits during commencement from Broth- 
ers Harvey Keeler, B. F. McCann, Harry Canby and Harry King, all 
of Mu, also Brother Spicer. 

Granville, Ohio, June 16,1900. Henry R. Colby. 

ZETA ZETA — CENTRE COLLEGE. 

Zeta Zeta looks back with no little pride on the successes which 
have attended her efEorts during the past year. While our number is 
smaller than heretofore, we have that easy consciousness of complete 
satisfaction which makes us happy. 

Our baseball team was uniformly successful. The sophomore 
team included four '*Sigs". Among the many teams which visited 
Centre during the term we had the pleasure of meeting Brother 
Bradley, of Lambda; Brother Turner, of Alpha; and Brother Gilbert) 
of Lambda Lambda. 

We wish to acknowledge a visit from Grand Praetor Wiltsee. His 
short stay in Danville was one of great pleasure and instruction to us, 
putting fresh spirit and impetus into the Chapter. 

We are very much indebted to Lambda Lambda in the way they 
treated us when we visited their Chapter, and all of the Centre "Sigs" 
feel that there are no more worthy wearers of the White Cross than 
those of Lambda Lambda. 

Danville, Ky., June IS, 1900. Gavin C. Morris. 

ZETA PSI — THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

The close of the school year finds Zeta Psi stronger and with 
greater opportunities for advancement than has been the case for some 
years. Although we are in the first rank among fraternities here, we 
hope for greater things in the future. We expect the return of almost 
the entire Chapter next year, including Brother Jay C. Beneker, who 
is now in the city chemist's office at St. Louis, Mo. 

Delta Delta Delta is holding her convention here this week, and 
we were foremost among the fraternities in arranging a pan-hellenic 
dance for Zeta Chapter and the visiting delegates, which proved a 
royal success; in fact the whole week has been crowded with delight- 
ful affairs in which the "Sigs" have taken an active interest. 

Last Monday our Chapter decorated the grave of Hon. Isaac M. 
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ceremony was conducted by Brother John Howard Melish. Every 
man left the occasion mentally pledged to be a better and more loj^l 
Sigma Chi. 

We expect, as stated in our last letter, to spend a few weeks at Ferris 
Camp this summer. We will also hold our regular weekly meetings 
throughout the summer, as we are all Cincinnati boys. Our quarters are 
still at 520 Main street, but we hope to find a more suitable place in 
the very near future where all visiting brothers will be made welcome. 

Cincinnati, O., June 21i 1900. E. W. McCallister. 

LAMBDA LAMBDA — KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE. 

Another term has passed and Lambda Lambda has completed 
one of the most successful years in her history. At the beginning of 
the session she started with eleven members and at its close she had 
increased her number to sixteen. It is not so much, however, the 
quantity that she is proud of, as it is the quality. Her sons have not 
only won laurels on the gridiron and the diamond, but also have won 
honors in their classes. Brother Lester has been made the valedictor- 
ian of the civil engineering course, while Brother Scrugham has had a 
similar honor conferred upon him by the mechanical engineering de- 
partment. 

We greatly regret to see those, to whom we have been joined so 
longf go forth to their respective callings, but we console ourselves 
with the thought that they are sure to win. Brothers Graves, Scrug- 
ham, Lester, Reed and Musselman have left their abna mater ^nA soon 
will go forth to accept positions. Brother Graves goes to Buffalo, N. 
Y.; Brother Scrugham to Cincinnati, O.; Brother Lester to Georgia; 
Brother Musselman to Louisville, Ky.; while Brother Reed will pur- 
sue the study of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. 

For the first time in the history of Lambda Lambda we had the 
honor of entertaining a grand officer. On Saturday evening, June 2n(l, 
a banquet and smoker was given in honor of Grand Praetor Wiltsec. 

This evening the Misses Metcalf, two of the most charming of 
Fayette county's daughters, will entertain the Chapter at their country 
home. 

Lexington, Ky., June 7, 1900. Barry Bullock. 

ALPHA GAMMA— OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. 

The members of Alpha Gamma dispersed to their respective 
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work well done, and we certainly feel that we are justified in looking 
back upon our efforts and victories of the past year with no little pride 
and satisfaction. Our brothers not only ranked among the highest as 
students, but we have also kept the banner of Sigma Chi at the front 
in social and college affairs. 

We lose five of our best men this year by graduation, but will still 
have about seven old men back in the fall who, from the sentiments 
expressed this spring, will make up in spirit what they lack in num- 
bers. Brother Butler, of Texas, will also be with us again next autumn 
after an absence of a year. 

We will next fall also be strengthened by the aid and encourage- 
ment of a cooperative alumni chapter, which, thanks to the efforts of 
Brothers Taylor, Gale and Lacey of our alumni, and Brother Jeffrey 
of the active Chapter, is now almost an assured success. 

it is with great pleasure that we acknowledge the official visit of 
our Grand Praetor, Clifford A. Wiltsee, who was our guest for two 
days. An informal dinner was given by the Chapter in his honor on 
the night of the 19th of May. 

We are glad to report that Brother McCray, a senior law, success- 
fully passed the bar examination and is now a full fledged attorney. 

The writer was the delegate from Alpha Gamma to the Third 
Province Convention, where by her true "Sig" spirit, Mu Chapter 
showed herself to be second to none in hospitality. 

Ohio State University holds the championship of the state in base- 
ball this spring, as she did in football last fall. 

Columbus, O., June IS, 1900. Louis Fbibbl. 

FOURTH PROVINCE. 

LAMBDA — INDIANA UNIVERSITY. 

Lambda Chapter had a most interesting spring session. The 
Chapter blossomed out with a crack baseball team, which defeated the 
Sigma Nu players by the score of 19 to 2, the game being called after 
five innings. Phi Delta Theta was also taken into camp by the score 
of 12 to 7. This was the third of the series of annual games, of which 
Sigma Chi has won two. The Varsity team was not as successful as 
usual. Lambda was represented on the team by Brothers J. H. and J. 
C. Castleman, and by Brother M. C. Bradley as assistant manager. 

Brother Hale Keeney, in the first year class in oratory, won a close 
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itors. Your correspondent had the good fortune to win the John W. 
Foster prize of $50, in the competition essay contest in American His- 
tory. 

At our farewell dance for the year we had with us, besides the usual 
number of "Sig" girls, Brother Whetsell, of Fortville, and Brother 
and Mrs. Greorge Batchelor, of Indianapolis. 

There said " good-bye " this year to Farrar Hall, Brothers J. H. and 
J. C. Castleman, who affiliated with Lambda this year from Xi; Brother 
E. E. McMillan, formerly of Alpha, and Brother M. C. Bradley, after 
five years of active membership in the Chapter. 

Bloomington, Ind., July 1, 1900. Dudley O. McGovnky. 

XI — DK PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

Seldom has DePauw University closed a more successful and pros- 
perous year than this one. The commencement exercises were the 
best that they have been for years. Professor Ditto, of the department 
of theology, has resigned his position to go to India. His successor 
has not as yet been chosen. The endowment fund has been greatly 
increased during the past year, so that the university is in the best 
financial condition that it has been for some time. 

Xi has been well represented at the different social functions. In 
place of the usual large party we held several little informals and 
dances during the year. These have been very successful, and the 
•* Sigs " have maintained their former reputation as entertainers. 

We lose two of our best men this year. Brothers Peterson and 
Morgan. But with the possible exception of one or two others, all the 
rest of us expect to be back next fall to boom Sigma Chi to the fullest 
extent. Brothers Mason, Morris, Calvert and Hanna visited us during 
commencement week. 

Our alumni have given us much help and encouragement, and have 
taken an active interest in the Chapter during the past year. Their 
loyalty and strength, both in numbers and enthusiasm, has indeed been 
a source of great help. 

Greencastle, Ind., June 19, 1900. D. Clyde Shafer. 

RHO — BUTLER COLLEGE. 

Butler College closed a very successful year, June 21st, with twenty- 
eight graduates. The summer school is now in session, having an 
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study at Butler will be greatly strengthened, offering wider opportu- 
nities to students in the classical and philosophical departments. The 
faculty will remain unchanged. 

The state tennis association held its annual meet at Butler the 28th 
of May. Representatives from DePauw, Hanover, Indiana University, 
Earlham and Butler participated. Hanover won in both doubles and 
singles. 

Rho, as usual, will have her share of college honors for the coming 
year. Several of the Brothers will play on the football and basketball 
teams. Brother Sweeney has been elected president of the state ten- 
nis association and editor-in-chief of the college annual, The Drift. 

It is with pride that Rho looks back on her last year's work. Hav- 
ing commenced the fall term with three active members, she has added 
eight more true and earnest followers of the White Cross. 

On commencement day a grand picnic and dance was given by us 
in honor of our alumni. A car was chartered and we went to Green- 
wood, fifteen miles from Indianapolis. In the evening an elegant 
dinner was served at the Hotel du Hoyte, followed by dancing for five 
hours in the spacious pavilion in the Greenwood park. Thirty couples 
were present. 

Irvington, Ind., July 5, 1900. Theodore L. Nance. 

CHI — HANOVER COLLEGE. 

The commencement exercises on June 6th closed a very pleasant 
term at Hanover. This year was made unusually pleasant by the 
number of influential alumni who were with us, and whose happy spirit 
throughout all the program added to the good cheer and enthusiasm 
for Hanover. Chi was very fortunate to have with her so many alumni 
brothers, among whom were: Rev. John Bright, 76; Dr. H. B. Morse^ 
'80; W. S. Montgomery, '80; W. H. Craig, '80; O. H. Montgomery. '81; 
A. E. Wiggam, '93; Rev. C. E. Morse, '86, and C. L. Banta, '99. 

Brother Montgomery, of Greenfield, Ind., made a very pleasing 
address at the presentation of diplomas to the graduating members of 
the Union literary society. At the alumni banquet the hopes of all 
who were ambitious for Hanover's continued growth were raised by 
the reports of financial aid already received, and by the announcement 
that the next step would be to build a new library building and a dor- 
mitory. 

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class, three were " Sigs." Brother Heuse was valedictorian. Brother 
McGregor was Hanover's representative on the track at the state 
athletic meet this spring. 

Chi loses three members by graduation, Brothers Heuse, Britan 
and Schley. Brother Heuse has accepted a position as science teacher 
in the high school at Noblesville, while Brother Schley will pursue his 
theological studies at Princeton. 

With plenty of Sigma Chi spirit, a beautiful, roomy and newly- 
painted chapter home, and with the cooperation of our alumni brothers, 
we should be able to compete very successfully with all rival chapters. 

Hanover, Ind., June 23, 1900. H. D. Britan. 



DBLTA DELTA — PURDUE UNIVERSITY. 

The committee appointed for the purpose of passing upon the 
qualifications of those considered for the presidency of Purdue has 
held its meeting and selected Dr. Stone to the office. The continued 
success of the school is thus believed to be assured, since he is familiar 
with the duties of the presidency. By creating the office of dean of 
the mechanical engineering school, and by choosing Professor Goss 
for the position, the trustees have increased the efifectiveness of that 
department. 

During the past year there were enrolled nearly eight hundred 
students, which number approached the limit of the school's capacity, 
but changes are being made which will provide accommodations for any 
reasonable increase. 

Brothers Adreon and Andrews were on the track team this spring, 
and reflected credit on the Fraternity with their work. Brother Atkins 
has been elected business manager for the 1901 Debris, Brother Dug- 
ger, '02, is president of his class. 

Every member of the Chapter expects to return in the autumn, and 
a goodly number of rushers is thus assured for the opening of the fall 
term. We feel that we are in a position to be quite conservative in 
our choice of new men. 

Several of our alumni have visited us this spring. Brother Brent 
A. Tozzer has been up twice from Indianapolis, and Brothers Rumely 
am McGaffy visited us at commencement time. 

Indianapolis, Ind., July 10, 1900. Alexander Chambers. 



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FIFTH PROVINCE. 

OMEGA — THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

We are now closing our school year, and one that Omega can look 
back upon with both pride and pleasure. The beginning of this year 
found us nearly exterminated, there being but three men in the 
Chapter. Since that time we have increased our number to eight, who 
all are as good men as ever had the honor to wear the emblem of 
Sigma Chi. 

We lose but one man by graduation and have three of the best 
men in high school pledged, all of whom will be in college next year. 
We have also made arrangements to be in a fraternity house by next 
fall. The one we have arranged for is very well located, being about 
three blocks from the campus and it is believed that it will make one 
of the best of the fraternity houses. 

The resignation of President Rogers comes as a great surprise to all. 
He made an excellent president in many ways and was generally 
highly respected by the students. 

Evanston, III., June 12, 1900. Harold C. Johnson. 

THETA THETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

The first year in our new home has gone, and we can sincerely 
say that it has been all we wished it to be, and in many ways more 
than we expected. We were fortunate in having such a large and 
congenial membership. We had twenty-two men in the house and four 
outside. In our dining room we had our twenty-six active members 
and many a good old *' Sig " song we sang there. 

The Chapter has taken a prominent part in all spheres of college 
life. Our men have been prominent in the class room, and at the same 
time we had men on all the class teams. On the 1901 football team 
we had two star men and the manager, and on the 'varsity one man. 
On the track team we had captain and one other member. Socially 
we have done equally well. On the college Daily we had one man, who 
has been re-elected for next year. 

A fund of $1500 was raised among the alumni, faculty, students 
and fraternities, of which we, with two other fraternities, contributed 
$25 each. This, with the $75 we gave in the fall to the football team, 
make $100 from Sigma Chi for athletics this year, besides our support 
at all games, etc. The raising of this fund permitted Michigan to send 
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the inter-national meet at Paris. Brother McLean captained the team. 

For the first time Michigan took first place at the W. I. A. A. A. 
meet at Chicago this year. Brother McLean won second place in the 
one hundred and twenty yard high hurdles and second in the running 
broad jump. He also won the two hundred and twenty yard hurdles 
in W. L A. A. A. record time, which secured first place for Michigan. 

Four of our brothers graduated this year, but we expect to have 
Brother Bennett back with us in the medical department. Brother 
Ezra A. Richardson has been employed on construction work at Pointe 
Aux Barques. Brother John F. McLean will beat St. Johns, Delfield, 
Wis., as instructor in English and athletic coach. Brother Burton O. 
Greening has accepted the principalship of the schools at Negaunee, 
Mich., where he will teach mathematics and history. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., July 8, 1900. Jambs E. Hanrahan. 

KAPPA KAPPA — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

Kappa Kappa has just finished one of the most successful years of 
her existence. Ten men were initiated during the year, making our 
final chapter roll twenty-one. We lost four men by graduation. Our 
chapter house has been very successfully carried on and we are all 
happy that we will be able to retain it next year. 

Brothers Mathews and Adsit won honors on our baseball team, 
which won easily the champion college team of the west. During the 
season we had the pleasure of meeting several brothers on the visiting 
teams. Brother Harrahan, Alpha Theta, visited at the house last 
week. Brother Fleming, Alpha Iota and Alpha Omega, is to be with 
us for a month or more, his father having bought a stock of dry goods 
in Urbana. 

The class of 1900, one hundred and fifty strong, was the largest 
ever graduated from the university. The commencement address was 
delivered by Bird S. Coler, comptroller of New York, N. Y. The annual 
senior ball was a very brilliant event and the " Sigs " were, as usual, very 
prominent. 

Bloomington, 111., June 16, 1900. William Jay Brown. 

OMICRON OMICRON— THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. 

The university has closed for the regular term and most of the 
members of our Chapter have left for their homes. The university has 
a summer quarter, but none of our members will be in residence until fall. 
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to keep our house open all summer so as to be ready for the fall cam- 
paign. 

This year we initiated five good fellows, which is above the aver- 
age of the chapters at Chicago. The latest addition to our number 
is Brother Benjamin Rector Bell, of Fort Wayne, Ind. He is a brother 
of Brother Guy R. Bell. 

We are very proud of our showing in s social direction this year. 
Besides giving one large dance we gave a number of informal dances, 
sleigh rides, etc. 

Brother Slack is one of the five men sent to London and 
Paris to represent the university in the athletic meets to be held in 
those cities this month. The selection of Brother Slack was earned by 
him through long and patient training, and we hope to have him win 
new laurels for Sigma Chi across the water. 

Louis Leb Losey, Jr. 

5732 Washington Ave., Chicago, 111., July 3, 1900. 

ALPHA ZETA — BELOIT COLLEGE. 

The year just closed on, June 23rd has been without doubt the 
most prosperous in the history of Alpha Zeta. Brothers Mussey, 
Meadows, Bosworth, Dudley, Whitney and Fenton all received their 
degrees as expected. Never before have the brothers departed for 
their homes with brighter hope for Beloit College, nor with more 
<ietermined resolves to make the next year still more successful. The 
entire Chapter will return to Beloit in the fall three days before the 
opening of school. 

Our baseball team made a most enviable record this spring, due 
largely to the playing of Brothers Merle Adkins, pitcher, Ed. Brown, 
second base, and Rob Brown, short stop. Among other victories, 
Beloit defeated Notre Dame 2 to 1 (10 innings), Oberlin 2 to 1 
(11 innings), and won the championship of Wisconsin by taking 
ing two out of three games from the University of Wisconsin. 

Besides the college honors already mentioned this year, Brothers 
Vogt and Porter participated in the extemporaneous speaking contest 
during commencement week, as did the writer in the freshman prize 
declamation contest. 

Alpha Zeta took a prominent part in the exercises of commence- 
ment week. Brother Mussey, president of the senior class, gave the 
maledictory address and his effort was a masterly one. Brother Dud 
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Next year will witness several changes in the faculty of the col- 
lege. Professor William Porter, who has taught Latin for nearly fifty 
years, and has been dean for many years, has been relieved of many of 
his duties. His course has been made elective, and a new dean chosen 
in the person of Dr. George L. Collie. Brother W. A. Rowell, '99, has 
been made professor of oratory in the college, and teacher of English 
in the academy. 

During the summer our chapter house is to be repainted and 
repapered and made more comfortable and attractive generally. 
Brother Matteson, Kappa Kappa, '95, who is supervising the construc- 
tion of the new C. & N. W« depot, is occupying our house with several 
of our own alumni during the vacation. 

Beloit, Wis., July 1, 1900. Ernest P. Kepple. 

ALPHA LAMBDA — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

Alpha Lambda is closing one of the most successful years in the hi s- 
tor of the Chapter. We finish this school year with an active member- 
ship of eighteen men. Seven of the men are seniors and will graduate 
this year, but we expect to have three of them with us again next 
autumn. 

Our future prospects are the very brightest. During the inter- 
scholastic field meet which occurred on May 26th, we entertained fifteen 
visitors at our chapter house. At that time we pledged three new 
men. 

At present the interest of the university is centered chiefly in th e 
crews. Both the 'varsity and freshman crews expect to go east to par- 
ticipate in the races at Poughkeepsie. The freshman crew rowed 
against the St. Johns Military Academy crew on June 8th at Madison^ 
and won by a distance of ten boat lengths in a mile and a half race. 
Their form and time promises a good showing in the eastern race. 

Madison, Wis., June 13, 1900. J. Earl Kemp. 

ALPHA PI — ALBION COLLEGE. 

Alpha Pi can look back upon the past year with a fair degree of 
satisfaction, feeling that she has been creditably represented in all the 
spheres of student activity. The average membership has been but 
seven; however, we lose no men by graduation, and all the members 
of the Chapter expect to return except Brother M. L. Wiley, who 
will enter the University of Michigan. Brother John L. Moore will 
return after a term's absence, and we will have four pledged men 
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Albion's athletic prospects are the brightest they have been in 
many years. For the first time in her history, Albion captured both 
the baseball and relay championships of the Michigan Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association at the annual field meet at Lansing, June lst-2nd. 
Since the term closed, arrangements for the formal transfer of the 
long desired athletic field have been completed, and the outlook for 
football is particularly promising. Brother Hyney won the cham- 
pionship of the institution in tennis singles, and at the M. I. A. A. 
tournament secured a gold medal in tennis doubles and a silver one in 
singles. 

Brother Parks was elected president of the Erosophian literary 
society for next fall, and Brother Grocock was elected manager of the- 
college cooperative book association. 

Alpha Pi's fifteenth annual commencement banquet took place ^ 
June 12th, with nearly forty present. Among those in attendance 
besides the active Chapter and pledged men were Brothers W. A. 
Niles. '98; F. N. Miner, '98; H. C. Bortles, ex-'Ol; R. H. Bready,. 
ex-'02; and J. L. Moore, ex-'02. After the banquet responses were 
called for by Brother Fred A. Perine, '98, as follows: ** Sigma Chi,"" 
Bert H. Parks, '02; "The Graduate Dudes— a Greeting," Charles H. 
Hayden, '03; "Old Albion, Thou Fair One!" John L. Moore, ex-'02; 
•• Our Fraternal Sisters," W. A. Niles, '98; and "/« Hoc Signo Vinces;' 
Merlin Wiley, '01. Bert H. Parks. 

Albion, Mich., June 25, 1900. 

SIXTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA EPSILON — THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

Commencement week, which closed June 7th, marked the end of 
a very successful year for the university, and also for our Chapter. Dr. 
Harry P. Judson, of the University of Chicago, delivered the oration^ 
his subject being "The College and the Republic." In all two hundred 
and seventeen degrees were granted, four of which were received by 
members of Alpha Epsilon: Morris N. Liebmann, bachelor of science 
in electrical engineering; Vilas P. Sheldon, bachelor of science, and 
Lewis R. Ewart and Arthur A. Bischof, bachelor of law. 

The senior class play was given at the Oliver Theater on June Sth. 
Brother Liebmann had one of the leading parts in the play. The 
fourth annual pan-hellenic dance was held at the auditorium on May 
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)l the committee. Brother Bischof acted as toast- 
annual banquet of the legal fraternity of Phi Delta 
dell hotel, on the evening of June 2nd. The senior 
as given at the Lincoln hotel on June 7th. Brother 
peaker of the Nebraska house of representatives, 
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ill team next year is very promising. Already a 
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isorship has been added to the law school faculty, 
iride to the rapid growth and advancement of this 
utgoing class showed an increase of more than one- 
tie preceding year. 

iddition to the gymnasium is being pushed rapidly 

ted by the opening of school next fall. Dr. E. Ben- 

newly elected chancellor, will assume his duties 

coming year bids fair to be the most successful 

►f the university. 

occupy our commodious chapter house at 1708 O 
xpect fourteen men back next fall, we should be 
f next year, to place another prosperous year to 
:dit. 
June 24, 1900. A. J. Stratton. 

HA XI — THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS. 

pter closed the school year of 1899-1900 with the 
been the most prosperous in the history of the 
n the year with sixteen active men in school, which 
:reased to twenty-three. We were aided materially 
ur new chapter house. 

, Gates, Osborn, Jordaan and Stanley were graduated 
^d in the more serious affairs of life, 
ve Brother Jones with us again next year as a mem- 
V class. The outlook at present is that all the other 
[nbers of the Chapter will be back again in the 

trother Walter S. Sutton was initiated into the mys- 
i, and Alpha Xi takes great pleasure in introducing 
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accepted a position as instructor in the scientific department of 
the university. 

Lawrence, Kan., July 1, 1900. Arthur C. Bradlby. 

XI XI — THB university OF THB STATE OF MISSOURI. 

The university closes this regular school term as the most success- 
ful in her history. The attendance has been greatly increased, new 
chairs have been added, the curriculum has been revised, and a new 
hospital built. The athletic season was not very successful, neither was 
the debating season, although we won from Nebraska in a debate 
May 11th. 

Xi Xi also disbands in a most flourishing condition. A few of the 
boys are still on the field to receive diplomas and participate in the 
June balls. By graduation we give up Brothers Arnold, B. L.; Halli- 
burton, 6. L.; and Kleinschmidt, B. L. and L. L. B. To somewhat 
repair this loss we are making all possible preparations for next year's 
campaign. Among other things a chapter house has been contracted 
for, which will be an advantage over our previous arrangements. 

In baseball we have been especially strong this spring. In the 
inter-fraternity league Xi Xi won the pennant, and on the champion- 
ship class teams we were strongly represented. Brother Riley distin- 
guished himself on the sophomore team. On the track team Brother 
Chenoult won the running broad jump at the St. Louis meet. 

In May, Brother Tucker, of Alpha Epsilon, made us a short but 
pleasant visit while on the baseball trip. 

Columbia, Mo., June 3, 1900. Charles R. L. Crenshaw. 

SEVENTH PROVINCE. 

ETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

The session of the University of Mississippi which has just closed 
was perhaps the most prosperous one in the history of the*institution. 
The enrollment was larger than that of any former session, and the 
work done by the students was very excellent. 

This summer will mark a departure in the history|of the univer- 
sity. A summer term will be conducted .in which regular university 
work will be done. 

The " Sigs" have carried off their usual share*o^ honors during 
the past session. Only one of our men. Brother A. M. Leigh, was 
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work. We expect to have with us next session several of our old 
men, who were not in school this year. N. R. Drummond. 

University, Miss., June 13, 1900. 

ALPHA OMICRON — TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

The session of 1899-1900 was brought to a close on the 21st of 
June, when the class of 1900 held its graduation exercises at Tulane 
Theatre. 

This year we lose seven 'men by graduation, none of whom are 
likely to return. Brothers S. S. Labouisse and T. M. Logan, B. E. '99, 
received degrees of B. E., the former taking architectural engineering, 
while the latter took a post-graduate course in sugar engineering, 
Brother Labouisse has left for New York and will enter Columbia 
next year. Brothers William Bullitt Grant, Charles De B. Claiborne, 
and George iMaguire graduated from the law department, and Brothers 
Paul Avery Mcllhenny and Samuel Logan were two of seven who 
graduated with honors from the medical department. We regret 
to say that Brother Harry Forsyth, '02, has left college to enter bus- 
iness in New Orleans. Just before college closed we initiated George 
Robertson, whom we take pleasure in introducing. Brother Robert- 
son graduated this year from the high school and enters Tulane next 
fall. 

We have several men pledged for next year and have our eyes on 
several otherS) and we expect to be in good shape for the rushing sea- 
son to begin. 

Hugh Montgomery Krumbhaar. 

New Orleans, La., July 5, 1900. 

ALPHA PSI — VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

The past scholastic year has been one of prosperity and progress 
for Vanderbilt University. Commencement sees our magnificent dor- 
mitory, Kissam Hall, an eloquent testimonial to the munificence of 
Mr. W. K. Vanderbilt, rapidly nearing completion. The Furman 
estate, one of the most valuable in Nashville, has recently come into 
the hands of the university. With a part of this it is proposed to erect a 
completely equipped building for the various scientific schools of the 
university, making room for further expansion in the other departments. 

Alpha Psi, too, has kept abreast with the forward movement of 
the university. Our men have been prominent in almost every sphere 
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ticularly successful. Brothers Peoples and Monk were pitted against 
each other in the annual inter-society debate. The latter represented 
Vanderbilt in the annual intercollegiate debate with the University of 
North Carolina. Brother Peoples again honored the White Cross in 
the contest for the Young medal in oratory. Brother Turner's man- 
agement of the Observer steered it clear of financial disaster this year, 
and Brother Peoples is elected as his successor for next year. Brother 
Monk, having his choice between being editor-in-chief of the Observer 
and of the Hustler for next year, selected the former. 

We were represented in every branch of college athletics also. 
Brother Adams was a star player in right field and at the bat in all the 
Varsity games. Brothers Ayers and Peoples were prominent on the 
track and basket ball teams respectively. Brother Booth's excellent 
work on the eleven will be remembered. 

Alpha Psi is especially grateful to Dr. Dudley for his valuable 
advice and helpful encouragement on many occasions during the past 
year. 

Nashville, Tenn., June 19, 1900. Carl Monk. 

EIGHTH PROVINCE. 

ALPHA BETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 

Alpha Beta closed up house on the tenth of May with the good 
prospects in view of seeing all her active members, numbering seven, 
back at the beginning of the fall term. 

We ended the spring term with an elaborate reception on the 
afternoon of the 10th and a rousing reunion and banquet of the alumni 
and active members in the evening at the chapter hall. 

With regard to the freshmen next term, we have several fine 
fellows in view, and hope to increase our membership by three or four 
of them, who are worthy of wearing our White Cross. 

In regard to athletics the university expects to shine against Stan- 
ford, since six of our victorious eleven will be back to take their old 
places in or behind the line. 

There are now sixteen fraternities here. Three of these have been 
granted charters since the beginning of the past college year, viz.: Phi 
Kappa Psi, Alpha Tau Omega, and Theta Delta Chi. During the past 
year Alpha Beta has initiated four freshmen, and if all turns out as we 
expect we ought to be in flourishing condition next term. 

Berkeley, Cal., July 16, 1900. George M. Broemmel. 



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ALPHA OMBGA — LBLAND STANFORD, JR. UNIVERSITY. 

This, the summer issue, finds Alpha Omega Chapter widely scat- 
tered. There are so few universities in the west that Stanford students^ 
to a large extent, come from other states than California. There are 
now in our Chapter two men from Montana, one from Idaho, one from 
Washington, one from Nevada, two from Arizona, and four from Cal- 
ifornia. 

We were very pleased, a short time ago, to receive a visit from 
Judge Howard Ferris of Cincinnati. It is an inspiration to younger 
members of Sigma Chi to meet such a " Sig" as Brother Ferris, whose 
jovial enthusiasm is undiminished by the lapse of years since his college 
days. His interpretation of what our Fraternity should mean to us is 
surely the true one. 

Unless the unforeseen happens Alpha Omega will be installed in 
new quarters before 1901. Our new house is to be built on the univer- 
sity campus, and will cost about $6,000. Our increased ability to 
compete successfully with our rivals will fully compensate us for the 
long hard struggle which it has been for us to secure the necessary 
funds. 

Palo Alto, Cal., July 18, 1900. F. W. Bennett. 

NINTH PROVINCE. 

ETA ETA — DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

Another college year has been closed and the 1900 delegation is 
about to leave us. We almost hoped that some of them might " flunk "^ 
their finals so as to have them with us another year, for their places will 
be hard to fill. 

This last term has been so short that there is very little fraternity 
news. As usual in the spring term, all talk has been on baseball, and 
Dartmouth showed up well. Brothers Hancock and Wainwright gained 
honors for Sigma Chi at first base and in right field respectively. In 
a series of inter-fraternity games some of our brothers showed that they 
had seen a ball before. 

One or two of the brothers will remain in Hanover all summer, 
and should any " Sig " happen this way he will find a warm welcome. 

Hanover, N. H., June 21, 1900. E. S. Calderwood. 

NU NU— COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. 

Nu Nu will feel greatly the loss of some of her staunchest sup- 
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crs P. F. Irving, H. Clarke and W. W. Moore, of the college; J. F. Mc- 
Clelland, R. Pitt, W. P. Heiniken, W. S. Jessup and E. H. Wessels, of 
the school of science; and M. J. Lankleeck, J. Wendt and W. S. Black- 
ford, of the post-graduate schools. However, we are glad to say that 
Brother P. F. Irving will enter the college of physicians and surgeons 
next year, and that Brothers Clarke and Moore will in all probability 
enter the law school. 

We finished our year by initiating two more very prominent men 
in the class of 1901, science, and take great pleasure in presenting to 
the Fraternity, Brothers Homer Armstrong and William T. Strow- 
meyer. 

Columbia's activities closed almost a month ago and at the present 
time a large part ot the Chapter are in Colorado on the mining trip. 

We have three good men in view for next fall, when we hope to be 
in new quarters on Morningside Heights and hope that we shall see 
there any brother who may be passing through New York. 

FsRNAND Lb Prince. 

314 W. llSth Street, New York City, July 1, 1900. 

ALPHA THETA — MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Graduation is over at last and five of our men will soon be scattered 
over the country as graduates of Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. We graduated this year two mechanical, one electrical and 
two mining engineers. Since we lost so many men by graduation and 
as there are three or four more who probably will not be back next 
autumn, we spent considerable time toward the close of the year in 
rushing good men, and as a result we introduce to the Fraternity 
another southern member, Charles Wickersham Elmer, of Baltimore. 
We are coming down early next September and look up the new men 
while they are taking entrance examinations and before the college 
really begins. 

The play given this year, "The Miser/* was a great success, both 
financially and otherwise, and two of our men figured prominently 
in it. ^ 

We received a visit from Brother Carey ,of Columbia,the last week of 
college. He brought us a copy of their year book. The Columbian, and 
we think that Nu Nu should be complimented upon the excellence of 
her annual. 

In the election for next year's athletic association. Alpha Theta is 
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Lucius Barnum McKelvey, who, by the way, is only a sophmore, and 
Brothers Nagel and Hammond will both surely make the team. 

The same old welcome is waiting for any wandering brother at 
106 Thorndike street and the latch string is always out. 

Brookline, Mass., June 14, 1900. H. O. Cummins. 

ALPHA PHI — CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

This has been the most successful year in Alpha Phi's history. 
Although only seven were here to do the work during the rush- 
ing season, still more men were initiated this year than ever before. 

Not only is the Chapter larger than it has been for some time, but 
the building of the new house is undoubtedly assured. The contract 
has been let and the ground was broken on the 30th of May, Grand 
Praetor Conklin, to whom our success is largely due, being in charge. 
The house and grounds are admirably situated and we will have as 
fine a house as any fraternity here. It will be in colonial style, the 
first and a part of the second story to be of gray sandstone. 

It is proposd to open the house with a grand house warming and 
all ** Sigs" who can be with us at that time are assured of an occasion 
long to be remembered. 

Cornell also rejoices with Alpha Phi for this has undoubtedly been 
her banner year. The entering class was larger and brighter than any 
heretofore, and the number of freshmen who made Varsity teams was 
unprecedented. This augurs well for our future in athletics in having 
so many seasoned men upon whom to rely. 

Alpha Phi is most fortunate in losing so few men by graduation 
this year. Although small in number, still the quality of our graduates 
will make them hard to replace. We lose this commencement Broth- 
ers Weed, Cook, Newton and Dalzell. 

Alpha Phi is indebted to Brothers Hoguet, Nu Nu; White and 
Huston, Phi Phi, and Phillips, Alpha Alpha, for visits during the last 
term. 

We wish also to introduce our new brothers, C. C. Piatt, A. V. Simis, 
H. C. Fairbanks and F. B. Longnecker. 

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JUDGE FERRIS VISITS LOS ANGELES. 

We " Sigs" of the far southwest read in the November, '95, Quar- 
terly the words of Brother George D. Harper, "Our brethren who 
have not met Judge Ferris have something to live for," and hoped that 
we might have the pleasure. Our wish has been realized, and now our 
prayer is, " May the Judge come early and often to Los Angeles." 

He struck the town on June 16th, and before night the rumor had 
gone abroad that Judge Ferris was at the Nadeau. The boys called 
on him, and, after a hearty greeting, he redoubled our pleasure by 
presenting us to Mrs. Fen:is and his daughter, who are both loyal 
"'Sigs." 

Word was passed along that we would eat dinner with the Judge 
on the 22nd, and at 6:30 p. m. nineteen faithful and hungry brothers 
assembled at Levy's, and the trouble began. Brother Louis W. Myers 
sat at the head of the table and filled the position of toastmaster to 
perfection. 

After we had eaten everything in sight, Brother Myers welcomed 
Judge Ferris to our sunny city, and called on him to respond to the 
toast, •* Sigma Chi." Brother Ferris rose to the occasion and inspired 
us all with his eloquence, enthusiasm and loyalty to the White Cross. 
The other toasts were: "Sigma Chi in Politics," Hon. N. P. Conrey, 
Xi, '81; "The Ladies of Sigma Chi," T. W. Robinson, Alpha Upsilon, 
'92; " The Stanford Chapter House," Frank W. Bennett, Alpha Omega, 
'01; " Reveries of a Bachelor," Clarence A. Miller, Beta, '82, and " The 
Social *Sig,'" L. R. Garrett, Alpha Upsilon, '95. Brother Garrett then 
called the attention of the brothers present to the Stanford chapter 
house question, and gave the result of his investigations into the matter. 
The members of Alpha Omega Chapter have secured guaranteed sub- 
scriptions amounting to a sufficient sum to build a S6,000 house, if they 
can secure a J400 loan from the Endowment Fund. The brothers pres- 
ent unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the application of Alpha 
Omega to the Grand Council for such a loan, and Brother Howard 
Ferris volunteered to present the application personally to the Grand 
Council as he passed through Chicago, on his way back to Cincinnati. 
Stories and songs caused the hours to fly quickly, and after waking the 



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police with "Who! Who! Who Am I?" we escorted Judge Ferris to 
his hotel. Those present were: 

Judge Howard Ferris, Mu, '76. Hon. N. P. Conrey, Xi, 'Si. 

Hon. Charles Cassatt Davis, Gamma, '76. Clarence A. Miller, Beta, *82. 

Louis W. Myers, Alpha Lambda, '95. T. W. Robinson, Alpha Upsilon, '92. 

L. R. Garrett, Alpha Upsilon, *95. £. S. Williams, Alpha Omega, '98. 

Frank W. Bennett, Alpha Omega, '01. Guy Cuzner, Alpha Omega, *oi. 

J. Francis Cowan, Alpha Omega, *02. R. G. Curran, Alpha Upsilon, '97. 

A. P. Thomson, Alpha Upsilon, '97. Philo Jones, Alpha Upsilon, '98. 

W. F. Lloyd, Alpha Upsilon, '99. Dr. T. C. Myers, Alpha Upsilon, *oo. 

H. B. Tebbetts, Alpha Upsilon, '00. A. A. Martin, Alpha Upsilon, '00. 
William R. McAllep, Alpha Upsilon, *02. 

A. P. Thomson, Alpha Upsilon, '97. 



ANNUAL BANQUET OF PHI CHAPTER AND ALUMNI. 

The first annual banquet of Phi Chapter since her recent* revival 
was held in the new chapter house, corner Clinton Terrace and McCar- 
teney streets, Easton, Pa., June 18, 1900. It was a memorable occasion, 
being a representative gathering of old '* Sigs" and those of a more 
recent generation. The house was decorated inside with the fraternity 
colors. The menu was excellent, being served by Trower, of Phila- 
delphia. The occasion was also enlivened by a suitable orchestra. 
Brother D. W. Nevin, Phi, 75, was toastmaster and sat at the center of 
the table. On his right were seated Brothers W. B. Myers, Phi, '82; 
Charles R. Trowbridge, Theta, '82; O. L. Zigafoos, Theta, '84, and R. 
E. James, Phi, '69; while on his left were Brothers John P. Fillebrown, 
Phi, '80; John Maxwell. Phi, '71, and B. T. Hale, Phi, '80. A late arrival 
was Lafayette's greatest athlete, Brother George O. Barclay, '98, whose 
entrance was greeted with much applause. After the banquet proper 
was over and cigars had been served, Brother Nevin made a few re- 
marks regarding the dedication of the house, which was the real 
occasion of the banquet. He then called upon Brother James to 
respond to " Sigma Chi." Brother James gave the active Chapter a 
very good talk on the obligations they are under and the manner in 
which they must put Sigma Chi where she should be at Lafayette. 
At the conclusion of the last toast all present drank to the memory 
of departed members. After thanking all the old Chapter for their 
attendance, and urging every one to come again next year, Brother 
Nevin declared the banquet adjourned. 



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The toast program was as follows: 

Toastmaster, D. W. Nevin, Phi, '75. 

Sigma Chi, Robert E. James, Phi, '69. 

New Sigma Chi, Fred E. Ayer, Phi, 'oo. 

Theta Chapter, O. L. Zigafoos, Theta. '84. 

Athletics, George O. Barclay, Phi, '98. 

Medicine, John P. Fillebrown, Phi, 'So. 

Theology, Charles R. Trowbridge, Theta, '82. 

The Ladies, W. B. Myers, Phi, '82. 

The Old Chapter, - William A. Maxwell, Jr., Alpha Chi and Phi, '03. 
The Departed Members, B. T. Hale, Phi, '80. 



Those in attendance were: 

Robert E. James, Phi, '69. 

John Maxwell, Phi, '71 • 

D. W. Nevin, Phi, '7S. 

John P. Fillebrown, Phi, '80. 

B. T. Hale, Phi, •8a 

Charles R. Trowbridge, Theta, '82. 

O. L. Zigafoos, Theta, '84. 

W. B. Myers, Phi, '82. 

Edward L. Osterstock, Phi, '99. 

Allen Roberts, Phi, *oo. 

Fred E. Ayer, Phi, 'oo. 



Charles T. Long, Phi, 'oa 
William F. Schmidt, Phi, *oi. 
Henry M. Hodgson, Phi, '00. 
L. P. Runyon, Phi, *oi. 
J. N. Morgan, Phi, '01. 
Chester A. King, Phi, 'o2. 
Fred Falkner, Phi, •03, 
Robert P. MacCready, Phi, '99. 
W. J. Dietrick, Phi. '02. 
Wm. A. Maxwell, Jr., Alpha Chi and Phl,*03. 
George O. Barclay, Kappa and Phi, '98. 
Wm. a. Maxwell, Jr. 



MIDSUMMER DINNER OF THE MILWAUKEE ALUMNI CHAPTER. 



The Milwaukee Alumni Chapter of Sigma Chi held an informal 
midsummer dinner at Whitefisb Bay on the evening of the second of 
August. After partaking of a delicious planked whitefisb dinner, for 
which this resort is famous, they were entertained by Gustav Wollae- 
gec with reminiscences of ''some" streets in Cairo and the Paris expo- 
sition, and also some very touching as well as moving pictures provided 
by the management. Those present were: 



Eltinge Elmore. 

C. A. Cryderman. 

D. H. Murphy. 
W. K. Murphy. 
W. J. Luedke. 
H. S. Hayes. 

J. B. Marshutz. 
Edward M. Dexter. 



Gustav Wollaeger. 
Edwin Wollaeger. 
Tallmadge Hamilton. 
A. C. Rietbrock. 
H. L. Kellogg. 
J. B. Kalvelege. 
J. D. Maynard. 
Homer Sylvester. 



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3i8 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

SIGMA CHI BADGE LOST. 

Brother Herbert C. Arms writes that Brother Conrad B. Kimball, 
Kappa Kappa, '94, has lost his badge, a No. 1, Auld style Sigma Chi 
pin, set with twelve pearls and marked with his initials and Chapter. 
Any information regarding this pin should be sent to Brother Arms, 
205 East 47th street, Chicago, 111. 



PERSONALS. 

THETA — PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE. 

E. M. Herbst, 75, is the Democratic candidate for the state sena- 
torship from Berks county. Pa. His chances for election are said to 
be very favorable. 

H. M. Wolfe, '84, is cashier of the Farmers' Bank in MifHinburg, 
Pa. 

Henry Wolf Bikle, *97, of Gettysburg, Pa., has taken another honor 
at the University of Pennsylvania, this time the faculty prize for the 
highest average in the second year's course in the law department. 
The money awarded is $50. 

W. K. Damuth has become assistant at the Church of the Advent, 
Boston, of which the Rev. Dr. William B. Frisby, Epsilon, *76, is rector. 

On Sunday, June 10th, Phi Chapter attended in a body the services 
at the College Hill Lutheran church, Easton, Pa., of which Charles R. 
Trowbridge, Theta, '82, is pastor. 

PHI — LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. 

Robert E. James, *69, is president of the Easton Trust Company. 
D. W. Nevin,*75, is engaged in the contracting business at Easton, 
Pa., in addition to his law practice. 

B. T. Hale, '80, is engaged in the lumber industry at Towanda, Pa. 

J. P. Fillebrown, '80, is practicing medicine at Yonkers-on-Hudson, 
N. Y. 

George O. Barclay, '98, is at the head of the firm of George O. 
Barclay & Company, in the sporting goods business at Philadelphia. 

Edward L. Osterstock, '99, is in business with his father in Eas- 
ton, Pa. 

Allen Roberts, '99, is a member of the Lafayette College faculty. 



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Robert P. MacCready, '99, is teaching at Nazareth Hall Military 
Academy, Nazareth, Pa. 

C. T. Long, '00, is with J. H. Rittenhouse, 72, of Scranton, Pa. 

Henry M. Hodgson, '00, expects to study medicine next fall. 

Fred E. Aycr, '00, has secured a position with the Pennsylvania 
Steel Company, of Steelton, Pa. 

TAU — ROANOKE COLLEGE. 

James M. Siddell, '73, is captain of a company in the First Battal- 
ion of the 29th Infantry of the United States army in the Philippines. 

John L. Logan, who has been studying at University of Berlin for 
two years, sailed for New York from Southampton on July 7th. 

James M. Owens, '97, and A. B. Mitchell, '97, were graduated this 
year from the Episcopal Theological Seminary, near Alexandra, Va. 

GAMMA GAMMA — RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. 

Dr. Henry Christian, '96, who graduated this year at Johns Hopkins 
University, will begin his practice in the autumn at Boston. 

R. Thomas Watts, Jr., '93, is in the wholesale notion business in 
Lynchburg, Va. The firm name is Jackson Bros. & Watts Co. 

George L. Neville, Jr., is in business with his father in Portsmouth, 
Va. 

James Mullen, '96, is practicing law in Richmond, Va. 

Patrick H. Drewry, '96, is now one of Petersburg's lawyers. 

SIGMA SIGMA — HAMPDEN-SIDNEY COLLEGE. 

John L. Stuart, '96, has been attending Union Theological Semin- 
ary during the past year. 

S. M. Mason, '97, is teaching at Blackstocks, S. C. 

Clement A. Snyder is teaching at Columbia, S. C. 

Junius B. French, '83, had the pleasure recently of seeing his 
handsome new church dedicated at Fort Worth, Texas. He has 
received the degree of D. D. from Hope College. 

ALPHA — MIAMI UNIVERSITY. 

Earl H. Watt, '97, hasitaken his post in Alaska and reports very 
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Professor H. G. Frost, who has been very sick this summer with 
typhoid fever, expects to finish his course at Miami University the 
coming term. 

BETA— UNIVERSITY OF WOOSTER. 

Lee B. Durstine is connected with the New York Life Insurance 
Company, with headquarters at Buffalo, N. Y. 

Frank Rochester is superintendent of the state insane asylum at 
Athens, Ohio. His son, Alexander S. Rochester, is at present a mem- 
ber of Beta Chapter. 

Elias Compton, '83, is dean of the faculty of Wooster University. 

William Henderson, '91, is professor of chemistry in the Ohio 
State University, Columbus, Ohio. After leaving Wooster, Brother 
Henderson did excellent work at Johns Hopkins, and later held the 
chair of chemistry at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. 

D. L. Brumback, '83, has been elected president of the Van Wert 
National Bank. 

GAMMA — OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

Hon. G. L. Marble, '82, was one of the Ohio delegates to the 
Republican national convention. 

E. M. Sollars, '98, has enlisted in the 45th United States Infantry 
as musician and is now'serving in the Philippines. 

MU — DENISON UNIVERSITY. 

Ralph Y. Struble, '00, has recently taken a position as cashier of a 
prominent bank in Fredericktown. 

Nathan W. Brown, '00, has been studying medicine at Elyria, O., 
during the summer. He will enter a Cleveland medical school this 
autumn. 

Howard Lewis, '00, will enter the Howard Law School during the 
coming autumn. 

Judge Howard Ferris, together with Mrs. Ferris, have been enjoy- 
ing a months' trip to the Pacific coast. This is the first vacation Judge 
Ferris has taken since he assumed his judicial duties. 

John B. Harmon, ex- '01, has recently accepted a position with 
the Brown Hoisting Company, Cleveland, O. 



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Geori^e A. Dorsey, '88, has recently secured some very valuable 
anthropological collections for the Field Columbian Museum of Chi- 
•cago. For several months he has been traveling in the west for this 
institution, and last month he left for Paris to be absent until autumn* 

-ZBTA PSI— THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. 

Ernest Diehl, ex-'Ol, at a recent field meet of the Cincinnati gym- 
nasium and athletic association, won the championship as the best 
all-around athlete. 

George D. Harper, '91, has just been appointed as accountant in 
the city engineer's office of Cincinnati.* 

MU MU — ^WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY. 

G. M.Ford, '92, has been nominated for the state legislature by the 
Republicans of Mercer county, W. Va. W. B. Cutright, '95, has been 
selected by Upshur county, W. Va., Republicans for prosecuting attor- 
ney. Both of these nominations are equivalent to an election. 

Dwight Miller, '03, has been with the United States Fish Com- 
mission in southern West Virginia this summer. 

Howard I. Swisher, '97, was a candidate before the Democratic 
state convention of West Virginia for superintendent of free schools, 
and received votes from 48 of the 55 counties, being beaten by a 
small margin. 

John Hugus, ex- '97, was recently married in Wheeling, W. Va. 
He is paymaster of the LaBelle steel works at Wheeling. 

W. E. Glasscock,acting circuit clerk of Monongalia county ,W.Va., 
has been made a member of the Republican state executive committee. 

Robert Meade, Tau and Mu Mu, is assisting the Episcopal rector 
at Bluefield, W. Va., this summer. He is now a student at Alexandria 
(Va.) Theological Seminary. 

ALPHA GAMMA— OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. 

Will C. Dakin, '98, is now mayor of Sabina, O., his native town. 

Charles P. Harris, '00, has been spending the summer at Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

P. Merrill Griffith, Alpha Gamma and Omicron Omicron; '97, who 
is United States consul at Matamoros, Mexico, visited Chicago on his 
way to his old home in Ohio, where he went to transact business con- 
nected with his deceased father's estate. 



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XI— DE PAUW UNIVERSITY. 

Lee D. Mathias, *94, has lately become a member of the firm of 
Aldricb, Andrews, Matbias & Pbipps, witb offices in tbe Home Insur- 
ance building, Chicago. The senior member of the firm was solicitor 
general of the United States under President Harrison. 

N. T. Conrey, Xi, '81, and Theta Theta, '83, of Los Angeles, Cal., 
has taken into partnership with him in the practice of law, Mr. 
Thomson, and the firm is now Conrey & Thomson. 

RHO — BUTLER COLLEGE. 

David Cale, who has been with the Archibald Furnishing Co., of 
Indianapolis, has accepted a position at Omaha, Neb. 

Walter Butler has accepted a position in the office of the clerk of 
the supreme court at Indianapolis. 

Leroy Edward Kirkpatrick will enter the Indiana Medical College 
at Indianapolis next year. 

Walter T. Branch, '83, removed recently from Denver, Colo., to 
Beloit, Kan., where he is engaged with his brother in the general 
hardware business. 

Harry S. New, *79, of the Indianapolis Journal, is now a member of 
the Republican national committee. 

CHI — HANOVER COLLEGE. 

W. L. Fisher, '83, renewed Hanover acquaintances for a few days 
in June. 

Rev. T. J. Graham, '96, and his wife, formerly Miss E. Malcolm 
Conner, '95, each received the degree of A. M. from their alma mater, 
Hanover, last June. 

H. T. Graham, '98, of Princeton Theological Seminary, has been 
filling a vacancy in the Presbyterian church at Lexington, Ind., this 
summer. 

Melville Keil, ex-'02, who is studying ship architecture, was en- 
gaged during the summer with the William R. Trigg ship-building 
company, Richmond, Va. 

Charles Marstellar, '85, recently became the father of a promis- 
ing daughter. 

G. S. Garber is second lieutenant of the 30th infantry, U. S. V., and 
is now stationed in the Philippines. 



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OMEGA — THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

H. C. Kendall Hester, who resides at 44 Junior Terrace, Buena 
Park, Chicago, represents the Adams & Westlake Co. as city salesman 
in Chicago. 

Friends of Fred B. Cozzens, '91, who runs a printing establishment 
in the Masonic Temple, Chicago, will regret to hear of the death of 
his father, Nicholas R. Cozzens, a veteran printer, who died during 
July in San Francisco. 

Matthew W. Bray, ex-'02, now '03, of Harvard, and Custos of 
the •* Sigma Chi Group" in that University, is making the trip to the 
Paris Exposition in company with Brother Mcintosh, on a cattle- 
ship. Both are working their passage in true "hobo" style, as ordinary 
cattlemen. 

THETA THETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

LeRoy Webster, ex- '00, has been very successful at buying copper 
ore in Mexico during the past year. 

Burton O. Greening, '00, has a position as principal of the Negaunee, 
Mich., high school. It is the best paying teacher's position secured- 
by any member of class of 1900. 

Robert B. Crane is practicing law with his father in Kalamazoo^ 
Mich. 

Hon. Orville S. Brumback, '79, and daughter. Miss Blanche, sailed 
for Europe on June 29th to visit the Paris Exposition and spend a 
vacation across the water. 

Bernard Brough, '93, R. J. Barr, '96, E. R. Sutton and H. B. Krog- 
man attended the informal reunion of their classes and visited Theta 
Theta Chapter at commencement time. 

Clarence Whitney spent part of his two weeks' vacation in Ann 
Arbor. He is associate editor of the Western Electrician. 

L^wis B. Alger, Alpha Pi, cx-'97, Theta Theta, '97, is pursuing 
advanced studies in New York this summer. 

Hugh C. Smith, '94, responded to the toast, "Our Country," at a 
banquet recently given at the Coates House in Kansas City, Mo., by 
the University of Michigan Alumni Association of the southwest. 
About 200 members were present. Among the speakers were Presi- 
dent Angell, Professor Henry C. Adams and Dean Harry B. Hutchins, 
of the University of Michigan and Judge John C. Tarsney, of Oklahoma. 



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324 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

George D. Meiklejohn, '80, has been prominently mentioned as a 
candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator 
from Nebraska. 

KAPPA KAPPA — THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. 

Porter D, McConney, '94, is now in business in Indianapolis. 

Horace C. Porter, '97 and '00, has accepted a position as chemist 
for a packing house in Kansas City, Mo. 

Robert K. Porter, '96, has gone west for his health and is now 
teaching near Prescott, Arizona. 

W. J. Brown, '00, is working for Davis & Rossiter, architects, Pa- 
ducah, Ky. 

Dale S. Harrison, '01, was employed during the summer as assistant 
engineer on the Chicago & Alton railroad. 

Dick Barr is city attorney of Joliet, 111. 

J. C. Riley, Alpha Iota, and Kappa Kappa, '00, has been practicing 
law at Joliet, 111., since January, 1900, being associated with Brother 
Barr. 

A. O. Jackson, ex-'00,was graduated this spring from the Northwest- 
ern law school, and has been admitted to the bar. He expects to locate 
in Chicago. 

C. B. Burdick, '95, is employed as engineer on the construction of 
.a water works system at Dubuque, la. 

Fred H. Wilson, '98, is at the head of the draughting department of 
the Crosby Steam Gauge Co., Chicago. 

G. L. Rapp, '99, is becoming prominent as an architect in the Title 
and Trust Building, Chicago. 

Robert Burnham now owns one of the finest stock farms in southern 
Illinois. 

Thomas Beadle, '97, is in Cripple Creek, Col. 
Howard Means, Alpha Iota and Kappa Kappa, is engineering in 
Montana. 

'he Chicago papers recently mentioned William Kiler, '96, law, '02, 
ing campaign work for McKinlcy and Roosevelt, at Urbana, 111. 

ALPHA ZETA — BELOIT COLLEGE. 

V. H. Woodard, '94, is the proud father of small twin sons who 
ise to become " Sigs." 



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George Greene, '96, who has been teaching during the past year in 
Hackley Normal Training School, Muskegon, Mich., has been spend- 
ing the summer in Beloit. 

Among those who attended commencement at Beloit this year 
were: C. F. Flinn, Delta Delta, '99; V. A. Matteson, Kappa Kappa, 
*95; E. A. Kinsley, Alpha Epsilon, '98; and the following from Alpha 
Zcta: G. B. Ingersoll, '89; H. J. Cunningham, '90; A. E. Matteson,' 90; 
D. R Williams, '91; Robert Merrill, '91; W. F. McCabc, '92; R. A. 
Rockwell. ex-'94; John G. Randall, '95; J. A. White, '96; J. A. McCaw, 
'98; E. E Lockridge, '98; W. A. Rowell, '99; Edmund Enright, '99; 
and D. C. Pollock, ex.'02. 

G. W. Dudley, *00, will occupy the position next year in Janesville 
high school recently vacated by W. A. Rowell, '99. 

Henry A. Ruger, '95, leaves the principalship of Port Byron 
Academy to spend the coming year in psychological work at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. H. R. Mussey, '00, takes his place at Port Byron. 

W. A. Rowell, '99, has been chosen to conduct the oratorical work 
of Beloit next year. Brother Dudley, '00, will occupy Brother Row- 
-ell's former place in the Janesville high school. 

Of the other members of the class of 1900, F. H. Meadows will go 
to Johns Hopkins University; G. W. Fenton is employed with Ginn & 
Company in Chicago; Neil Bosworth will attend the Harvard law 
school, and W. G. Whitney is looking after mining interests in New 
Mexico. 

ALPHA PI — ALBION COLLEGE. 

John F. Critchett, '89, has again resumed his position as assayer 
in Denver, Colo. 

William M. Snell, '87, who is just completing his second term as 
county clerk of Chippewa county, Mich., has received the Republican 
nomination for judge of probate. 

. Fred K. McEldowney, ex-'91, has a position with the Pcnberthy 
Injector Company, Detroit, Mich. 

Lewis W. Anderson. '92, is now acting city engineer of Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 

R. E. Perine, '96, has been traveling this summer through the 
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326 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Will A. NileSy '98, has a position as traveling salesman for D. M. 
Ferry & Co., Detroit, Mich., and is now on a trip through Illinois and 
Tennessee. 

E. Clarence Dunning, '95, has a scholarship for the coming year 
from the Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, III. 

Frank Roudenbush, '98, is acting as rector of the St. James' Episco- 
pal church at Albion, Mich., this summer. 

P. Bruce Brockway, ex-'97. Gamma, '97, has been engaged in 
hospital work at Champion, Mich., during the summer. 

Friends of James H. Bartley, Jr., '91, will regret to hear of the 
death of his father, which took place June 22nd, at Albion, Mich. 

George M. Anderson, father of Lewis W. Anderson, '92, died May 
12th, at Albion, Mich. 

William C. Webster,'87, who is a teacher in the Boys' High SchooU 
Brooklyn) N. Y., renewed Albion acquaintances in July. 

Merlin Wiley, '01, was a member of the faculty of the Northern 
Normal summer school, Marquette, Mich., during the past vacation. 

Ray G. MacDonald, '93, has just opened a law office on his own 
responsibility in the New York Life Building in Chicago. For several 
years he has been with a firm whose practice has been along admiralty 
lines and Brother MacDonald expects to continue with this as a specialty. 

ALPHA SIGMA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. 

Kent Nelson, M. D., '00, is now located at St. Luke's Hospital^ 
St. Paul, Minn. 

Lester Daniels, '00, has begun the practice of his profession of civil 
engineering. 

John Burgess, '00, is reporting on a St. Paul daily. 

Walter Benedict, '98, will enter the dental department of the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota next autumn. 

George Brooks, M. D., '00, is now located at his home in Faribault^ 
Minn. 

ALPHA EPSILON — THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

Bertrand S. Langworthy,ex-'98, is in the cattle business at Higby, 
Wyoming. 

Cornelius B. Cosgrove, law, '99, is in the employ of Blish, Mise & 
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Frank J. Gustin, law, '97, who has been in the law office of Powers, 
Lippman & Straup at Salt Lake City, Utah, for the past two years, has 
opened an office for the general practice of law in that city. 

George Burgert» '98, who was principal of the Syracuse, Neb.i 
high school the past year, has been re-elected for the coming year. 

W. H. Wheeler, '81, private secretary to Congressman Mercer for 
the past three years, was graduated from the National Law School, 
Washington, D. C, last June. 

George M. Spurlock, ex-'86, was one of the delegates from the 
first congressional district of Nebraska to the Republican national 
convention at Philadelphia. 

Dr. Edward P. Hayward, ex-'94, who was on duty at Manila, has 
been ordered to report at San Francisco July 1st. He was at his home 
in Nebraska City, Neb., on a furlough. 

M)rron E. Wheeler, '86, is now employed in the office of Assistant 
Secretary of War Meiklejohn, Theta Theta, '80. He was formerly con- 
nected with the postoffice department at Havana. 

Harry D. Landis, '99, law, '01, recently passed a splendid exami- 
nation for admission to practice in the Supreme Court of Nebraska. 
He intends to take his L. L. B. degree at the law school of the 
University of Nebraska next year. 

L. R. Ewart, law, '00, is with the First National Bank, Lincoln, 
Neb., for the summer. He will take up the practice of law in the foil. 

ALPHA XI — THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS. 

M. A. Smith, '00, is studying law in the office of his father, Hon. 
Clark A. Smith, at Cawker City, Kan. 

Roy Henley, '01, is spending the summer with his parents in 
Europe. 

Hoyt Cates, law, '00, has begun the practice of his profession at 
Chanute, Kan. 

XI XI — THE UNIVERSITYv OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI. 

George Paul Adams, '98, editor of the Mountain Grove, Mo., Jour- 
nai, has been elected President of the South Central Missouri Press 
Association. 

John D. Rippey, '99, is now a patent attorney, with his office 
at 605 Union Trust Building, St. Louis, Mo. 



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E. B. Waterworth, '00, is a reporter on the St. Louis Republic. 

R. A. Kleinschmidt, '00, is practicing law in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

T. H. Wilcoxen, '98, is practicing medicine in Bowling Green, Mo. 

A. J. Bass, '99, is practicing medicine in San Antonio, Texas. 

ETA — THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. 

M. G. Evans, '97, is mentioned as a possible candidate for the 
chair of Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mississippi. 
Brother Evans now holds the chair of English in Centenary College,. 
Jackson, La. 

Henry Lake, '98, is special agent in Mississippi for the Equitable 
Life Insurance Company. 

The household of J. Elmore Holmes, '99, has been gladdened by 
the arrival of a son. 

W. A. Roane has been very successful as prosecuting attorney for 
the third judicial district of Mississippi. 

T. C. Kimbrough, '96, is a successful lawyer at West Point, Miss. 
He was a delegate to the national Democratic convention. 

J. O. S. Sanders, '98, is a successful lawyer at Charleston, Miss. 

George P. Jones, *98, is studying medicine at Vanderbilt University. 

D. O. Bridgforth, '99, is studying medicine at the Memphis Med- 
ical College. 

B. T. Kimbrough, '99, sailed the last of July for Germany, where 
he will pursue studies for three years in preparation for the degree 
of Doctor of Philosophy. 

Wiley N. Nash, '68, ex-attorney general of Mississippi, is engaged 
in the practice of law at Starkville. 

R. H. Lake, '99, is now an agent for the Equitable Life Insurance 
Company. 

W. T. Pate, '98, is principal of the Moss Point public schools. 

J. K. Morrison, '98, has the chair of Greek in Jefferson Military 
College. 

H. F. Fisher, '88, will attend the next session at Princeton as fellow 
in political science. 

W. C. Brewer, '98, is taking a medical course in Tulane University. 

W. C. Martin, '81, after serving a full term as chancellor of the 
Fourth District of Mississippi, under an appointment from Governor 
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E. E. Brougher, '90, was nominated for county attorney of Cass 
county, Texas, by the Democratic county convention which met in 
Linden, June 9th. 

S. R. Knox, law, '98, is being very successful in his practice 
at New Albany, Miss. 

R. E. Longino, ex-'Ol, is practicing medicine at Jonestown, Miss. 

Capt. W. A. Roone, '76, district attorney of his district, and his 
son, W. T. Roone, ex-'OO, are now engaged in the vehicle business at 
Oxford, Miss. 

ALPHA OMICRON — ^TULANE UNIVERSITY. 

B. P. Carter, '93, made a short visit this summer to his home in 
New Orleans, and has now returned to South Africa, where he is a 
successful mining engineer. 

C. C. Krumbhaar, ex-'94, has gone to Puebla, Mexico, where he 
will be engaged for several months in putting up sugar mills for a 
large New Orleans house. 

Wirt Howe, '96, is practicing law in New York, N. Y. 

T. M. Logan, '99, was sent on the team of the New Orleans Lawn 
Tennis Club to the Southern championship tournament last May at 
Montgomery, Ala. Brother Logan was again selected as one of the 
New Orleans representatives to the Atlanta tournament in August. 

John May, Psi, '95, and Alpha Omicron, is practicing law in New 
Orleans. 

Samuel Logan, '00, is practicing medicine in New Orleans. 

W. A. Dixon, '96, expects to take charge of his new school at 
Covington, La., next fall. 

W. W. Carre, Alpha Omicron, '95, and Alpha Psi, is still pursuing 
his studies and traveling through Europe, preparatory to entering the 
ministry. 

ALPHA PSI — VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

T. M. Ncel, Jr., '02, has been pursuing a course during the summer 
at Cornell University. 

H. H. Miller has resigned his position as chief engineer of the 
Tracy City, Tenn., coal mines and is spending the summer at his home 
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Rev. J. J. Stowe is pastor of a leading Methodist church at 
Savannah, Tenn. 

James L. Gaines, Jr., is now superintendent of the iron mines at 
Cartersville, Ga. 

D. I. Miller is employed with the Linn Iron works at Birmingham, 
Ala. 

T. H. Brewer is associate editor of the NashvilU American. 

Griflfin M. Lx>velace, '98, has been elected instructor in modern 
languages at the Louisville Male High School. 

Philip Connell is spending the summer in Canada. 

ALPHA ALPHA — HOBART COLLEGE. 

Edward Fuller Bates, ex-'97i was graduated from Nashotah 
House, Wisconsin, May 31st. Bishop Nicholson ordained Brother 
Bates as deacon, at Milwaukee June 3rd. 

Gilbert Valentine Russell, ex-'96, was ordained deacon by Bishop 
Littlejohn, June 10th, at the Cathedral, Garden City, Long Island. 
Brother Russell is assistant minister at St. George's Church, Brooklyn. 

Arthur W. Moulton, '97, was graduated from Cambridge Episco- 
pal Theological School and was ordained deacon by Bishop Lawrence 
in Boston June 10th. 

J. Myndert VanKleeck, '97, and U. Grant Blackford, '94, Nu Nu. 
'00. have received the degrees of L. L. B. from Columbia University 
and are now members of the New York bar. 

ALPHA PHI — CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Joseph B. Weed, '00, has a position in the office of the Munsen 
Steamship Company, New York, N. Y. 

F. L. Kortright, instructor in chemistry at Cornell, has been in 
Europe on leave of absence during the past year. 

Rufus Avery Mcllhenny, ex- '01, and late of the Harvard Sigma 
Chi group, is now in charge of the Mcllhenny plantation and ranch at 
New Iberia, Louisiana, whence he is sending out the famous "To- 
basco Sauce " of his ancestors. 

William H. Beebe, Jr., '96, is engaged in the legal department of 
the Chicago Drainage Canal Board. His address is 702 Security Build- 
ing, Chicago. 



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dkmockatic candidate pok attorney genekal of illinois 



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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. 

James Todd, Chi, '87, who is well known among western Sigma 
Chis and especially among those who are residents in and about Chi- 
cago, has recently come into no little prominence in Illinois politics 
as the Democratic candidate for attorney general of the state. Brother 
Todd's progress in the legal profession since he came to Chicago has 
been almost phenomenal. His connection with the prosecution of the 
assassin of Mayor Carter H. Harrison in 1893 as assistant state's attor- 
ney brought him into prominence as a trial lawyer, and he has since 
been connected with numerous important interests in Chicago. He 
has always manifested a keen interest in Sigma Chi, and at present is 
the president of the Chicago Alumni Chapter. 

Brent Achilles Tozzer, Delta Delta, *99, is employed in the shops 
of the Big Four railroad company at Indianapolis. He visited Chi- 
cago " Sigs " during his vacation in August. 

Charles Denby, Jr., Sigma (Princeton), '82, formerly of Evans- 
ville, Ind., is one of those who recently escaped massacre in China. 

Mark Cleveland, Omicron Omicron, '00, is advertising manager 
for The Interior, the largest Presbyterian weekly in the world, which is 
published in Chicago. 

The Philadelphia papers of June 2nd announced the fact that Dr. S. 
Lewis Ziegler, Phi Phi, '85, the distinguished oculist, of No. 1509 Wal- 
nut street of that city, was the recipient the day before of the hon- 
orary degree of Doctor of Science from Bucknell University. Dr. Zieg- 
ler was a graduate of Bucknell, class of '80. 

Congressman Thomas Spight, Original Sigma, '61, was the princi- 
pal orator at the Confederate veterans' reunion, July 4th, at Oxford, 
Tenn. Brother Spight's candidacy for re-election is being favorably 
received. 

R. R. Lockett, Alpha Nu, '89, was a delegate from Bowie county 
to the Democratic state convention at Austin, Texas, June 20th, and 
served there as a member of the committee on resolutions. 

The many friends of Brother Joseph C. Nate, Alpha Iota, '90, 
will be interested in the following clipping, which is taken from the 
Bloomington (111.) Daily Pantagraph: 

" To-day marked an epoch in the history of the Atlanta Methodist Episcopal 
church. For several weeks the house of worship has been in the hands of workmen, 
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The building hat been newly painted and decorated inside and out, new carpets put 
down, and every needed improvement made. This gratifying result has been 
brought about by the energy of the young pastor, Rev. J. C. Nate, who succeeded in 
arousing the enthusiasm of his church and congregation to such a degree that it was 
easily accomplished." 

" The special services to-day were of special interest All the city churches dis- 
missed morning services and met with the Methodist congregation to join in cele- 
brating the completion of the good work. The service was under the direction of 
Presiding Elder Taylor, and he was assisted by Rev. J. F. Porter, of McLean, and 
Rev. Nate. The sermon was preached by Rev. Harlow V. Holt, pastor of the Avon- 
dale M. £. Church, Chicago, who delivered a powerful address. At the close of the 
service it was announced that $250 was needed to close the current year free from 
debt, and the amount was raised in a very few minutes. Special children's day ser- 
vices were held at the church in the evening.*' 

Rev. Rozelle James Phillips, Alpha Alpha, '95, has accepted a 
call to the curacy of St. John's church, Ogdensburg, N. Y. He sailed 
June 13th on the St. Louis to Europe, where he has been spending 
the summer. 

Louis R. Moore, Alpha Zeta, '98, is spending the summer in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., dividing his time between two corporate functions. He 
is superintendent of the Prospect Union, 744 Massachusetts avenue^ 
Cambridge, a university social settlement under the care of Harvard 
men; and he also has charge of the Boston office of the International 
Association for the Advancement of Sciencey Arts and Education. 
His address is 744 Massachusetts avenue, Cambridge, Mass. 

A. D. Currier, Omega, '84, Alpha Theta, '87, whose office is at 103 
Adams street, Chicago, lost a badge a year ago in New York City. It 
drifted into the hands of a soldier of rather shady reputation, who 
went with the army to Cuba. The badge was recovered by one of the 
nurses sent out by Miss Helen Gould. In that way it came into the 
hands of Miss Gould, whose secretary found the address of Brother 
Currier from friends is New York City, and the badge was finally 
returned to him. 

Several informal meetings of Sigma Chi alumni in the vicinity 
of Kansas City have been held during the last few months, and steps 
may be taken again next fall towards the formation of an alumni 
chapter in that city. There are about forty members of the Fraternity 
residing in and about the city. 

John C. S. Weills, Original Nu, '64, is now rector of Trinity church, 
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At the Democratic judicial convention for the eighteenth district 
of Texas, held at Corsicana June 27th, William Poindexter, Nu, 75» 
was nominated for district judge by acclamation. 

The Rev. J. P. Smythe, Jr„ Nu Nu, '95, was ordained priest by 
Bishop Littlejohn, at Garden City, Long Island, June 10th. 

The Rev. Wm. D. Morgan, Omicron, 76, assistant rector of Christ 
church, Brooklyn, has accepted the rectorship of St. Luke's churchy 
Sea Cli£E, Long Island. 

At the Mississippi state Democratic convention, which met at 
Jackson June 5th, to select delegates and electors to the national con- 
vention, Sigma Chi was much in evidence, the following being present 
as delegates: S. R. Coleman, Eta, '67, and W. S. Barry, Eta, '81, from 
Leflore county; C. H. Wood, Nu, '73, and J. C. Kyle, Nu, '75, of Pan- 
ola county; W. H. Clifton, Nu, '75, of Monroe county; T. N. Jones^ 
Eta, '78, of Madison county. The following were selected as dele- 
gates to the national convention: delegate at large. Governor A. H. 
Longino, Beta Beta, '75; first district, W. H. Clifton, Nu, '75; fourth 
district, T. C. Kimbrough, Eta, '98; presidential elector, Zachariah 
Landrum, Chi Chi, '84, (Southern University). 

Harrison Nesbit, Alpha Theta, '98, was graduated last spring 
from the National Law School of Washington, D. C, taking the first 
prize. 

Leigh Carroll, Gamma Gamma and Psi, '83, is now president of the 
Algiers Waterworks Co. Brother Carroll has recently distinguished 
himself by winning the scratch tournaments in New Orleans in both 
golf and tennis. 

Frank L. Pierce, Alpha Theta, '95, has found it necessary to resign 
his office as corresponding secretary of the Boston Alumni Chapter, on 
account of his intended absence from the city next year. For the 
present communications regarding the alumni chapter should be 
mailed to the recording secretary, Lucius S. Tyler, 43 South Market 
street, Boston, Mass. 

John S. Goodman, Kappa, '03, will enter the University of Pennsyl- 
vania next autumn. 

Brother James O. Watts, Gamma Gamma, '02, writes that the pros* 
pects for the organization of an alumni chapter of Sigma Chi in 
Lynchburg, Va., are most auspicious. The plans are being carefully 
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George W. Skinner, Iota, 70, has been appointed superintendent 
of the Scotland (Penn.) Orphans' Home. 

The following Chapters of the Fraternity, among others, were 
represented at the Illinois Republican state convention at Peoria, in 
May: Omega— Frank M. Elliott,77; George P. Merrick, '84; John H. 
Hamline, '75. Alpha Iota— John F. Hamilton, '92; W. W. Whitmorc, 
'95; Richard Dyas. '98; Lee Rhea. '96; E. M. Hoblit, '98; H.J. Light, 
'97; H. L. Fleming, '00; Daniel Hogan, Jr., '00. Alpha Zeta— Clar- 
ence S. Pellet, '86; Arthur F. Evans, '91. Gamma— John A. Henry, 
'68. Lambda— Noble B. Judah, '73. Chi and Theta Theta— Charles 
Ailing, '85 and '88. 

H. T. Houston, Zeta, '83, of Alderson, W. Va., has been nom- 
inated by the Populists of West Virginia as their candidate for gov- 
ernor. He is the editor of the state Populist organ. The Man. 

The first joint banquet of the active Chapter and alumni of 
Omega was held at the University Club of Chicago on March 
10th. After the banquet, which was held at an early hour, 
all present adjourned to the Chicago Opera House for the 
remainder of the evening. Such a pleasant and jovial time was re- 
ported by all that it has been decided to make the occasion an annual 
a£fair to be held on the date of the establishment of the Chapter. 
Twenty-six were present. 

DeWitt Hansen, Alpha Epsilon, '02, visited 2521 Kenmore avenue, 
Chicago, in August and called on the Grand Officers who were in the 
city at that time. 

Frank Nixon Coffin, Gamma, '80, is now advertising agent for the 
Chicago Evetdng Post 

The following under the head of "An Enterprising Young Lin- 
guist," taken from The American Lumberman, August 18, 1900, will be 
of interest to the friends of Van Wagenen Ailing, Chi, and Delta 
Delta, '97, who has been in Paris during the past three months : 

" One of the most delightful companions whom I met while in Paris was Van 
W. Ailing, the young gentleman who was seat over as superintendent of constmc- 
tion of the lumber exhibit building hy the Messrs. Sollitt, of the contracting concern, 
the Oliver Sollitt Company, of Chicago. Mr. Ailing had the advantage of myself in 
bis newly acquired proficiency In the French language. I have it upon pretty good 
authority, which, however, I am not at liberty to divulge, that when he discovered 
that he was fated to make the Paris trip he Immediately began taking French les- 
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language in three eight-hour shifts* as it were, taking lessons from three different 
teachers and keeping each in entire ignorance of the existence of the other two. 
Naturally under such drcumstances each of the three teachers was amazed at Mr. 
Alling*s wonderful progress in the language, and each of them will doubtless hold 
him up to subsequent pupils as an example of what can be accomplished in that 
direction in the short space of two months under the superior tutelage which they 
have to offer. I do not know just how far Mr. AHing was profited by his industry in 
this direction, as I did not have time fully to note the effect of his French upon the 
natives. I know, however, that he seemed to take a fiendish delight in bestrewing 
his conversation with myself with French phrases and words entirely beyond my 
own limited vocabulary, and so I take this method of evening up the score with Mr. 
Ailing and of dedicating to him the following piece of poetry, written by the editor 
of the Baltimore American^ which is undoubtedly apropos : 

Now, before yon go to Paris yon must ttndy in the book. 
Which muuiuitees a flneat g^rasp of French at just a look. 
Get potted well on how to ask, ^Is this the noble hat 
Of the most gracious ancle of yonr mother? **— Just like that. 
And yon shonld rattle off with ease: ** Is it that yon will make 
The window down to go because it makes the head to ache? ** 
Or: ^ Garcon! Make to come to me the coffee and the fish ! 
To make the meal I have not had I have the greatest wish.** 
Or: ** Why is it that not I have the dollar f rem yon yet 
Because I did yon some time sent that yon the change to get?** 
And lots of other questions full of smoking Terbal mines— 
But as for me, I think that I shall trust to making signs. 

Mr. Ailing took from America four workmen, one of whom, the foreman, could 
talk French. He had a glimmering of an idea before he started that these would 
probably prove more efficient workmen than those he could secure in France, and 
he had hoped that they would be pacemakers, as it were, to inspire the French 
laborers with a desire for more diligent service. They were not entirely successful 
in this, as their pace was altogether too fast for Jean of the blouse and dinner pail; 
and Mr. Ailing solemnly declares that they were capable of doing seven to ten times 
as much as an ordinary French workman.** 



MARRIAGES. 

John Hollitt, Rho, and Miss Sullivan, of Indianapolis, were mar- 
ried on June 30th. 

The marriage of Frank Hass, Alpha Gamma, '95, and Miss Olive L. 
Sanders took place at Columbus, O., June 6th. 

The marriage of Joseph R. Voris, Chi, '87, and Miss Katherine 
Wakefield, of Washington, Ind., is announced to take place on Octo- 
ber 3rd. 

D. M. McLaughlin, Alpha Phi, ex-'98, was married last spring to 
Miss Chatfield, sister of Brother Herbert Whitney Chatfield, Alpha 
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• George Weaver, Epsilon, ex-*02, was married the first week in 
June. Most of the members of Epsilon Chapter were present at the 
ceremony. 

The marriage of Edward H. Allen, Gamma, '95, and Alpha Gam- 
ma, *99. and Miss Frazitr, of Frazierburg, O., took place June 14th. 
Their home is at Piqua, O. 

The marriage of Charles Cooper, Rho, '89, and a Miss Hall, of 
Butler College, took place June 24th. The bride is a member of the 
Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity. 

The marriage of Charles Mann, Delta Delta, and Miss Franc Jenks 
took place at the Second Presbyterian church in Lafayette, Ind., June 
28th. They will reside in Chicago. 

J. E. Holmes, Eta, '99, was married to Miss Eula Lee Owens, of 
Oxford, Miss., June 28, 1899. Brother Holmes opened a law office in 
Oxford immediately upon his return from the bridal trip and is enjoy- 
ing a successful practice. 

Bertrand S. Langworthy, Alpha Epsilon, ex- '98, was married June 
28, 1900, to Miss Evelyn Norval, at Seward, Nebraska. Their home 
will be near Sheridan, Wyoming, where Brother Langworthy is en- 
gaged in the cattle business. 

The marriage of the Rev. Albert H. Stoneman, Theta Theta, '97, 
and Miss Harriette Ellen Harlon, took place at Washington, D. C, 
June 16, 1900. The bride was a member of Xi Chapter of Delta Gam- 
ma at the University of Michigan. They are at home at 15 Dunham 
street, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Paul B. McFadden, Xi, '00, and Miss Mary Taylor, both of Bain- 
bridge, Ind., were married Wednesday morning, June 6th. Brother 
Edwin T. Lane, Rho, '71, pastor of the Christian church at Bainbridge, 
performed the ceremony. Brother McFadden is manager of his 
father's saw and planing mills. 

The marriage of William Everett Quimby, Alpha Delta, '87, 
( Stevens' Institute of Technology ) and Miss Grace Tingue took place 
Sept. 1st, at Glen Airie, the summer residence of the bride's father, 
William J. Tingue, at Byram Shore, Greenwich, Conn. Brother Quim- 
by is in business at Orange, N. J. 

The marriage of Miss Mary Catherine Hatcher to Schuyler Colfax 
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Pckin, III. June 27th. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. George 
A. Scrimger, brother of the groom. Brother Scrimger is a guager in 
the internal revenue department. They are at home at 1241 South 
Fourth street, Pekin, 111. 

Hugh C. Smith, Theta Theta, *94, was united in marriage with 
Miss Leona May Conover, at the home of the bride's parents, 3110 
Independence Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo., on September 26th, 1899. 
Brother Smith is the prosecuting attorney of Grundy county, Mo. 
The bride is the only daughter of Colonel and Mrs. John Conover, the 
former being of the wholesale hardware firm of Richards & Conover, 
Kansas City, Mo. They reside at Trenton, Mo. 

The marriage of LeRoy E. Ferine^ Alpha Pi, '96, and Miss Maude 
Hallenbeck, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Hallenbeck, took 
place at the home of the bride's parents in Union City, Mich., June 
6th. The ceremony was performed by the bride's father, assisted by 
the Rev. George L. Cole. The bride is a member of Pi Chapter of 
the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity at Albion College and is as well a 
graduate of the literary class of '% and of the conservatory, '97. Brother 
Ferine is a traveling salesman for D. M. Ferry & Co., Detroit, Mich. 

The marriage of Morton C. Bradley, Lambda, '99 and '00, and 
Miss Marie Boisen, took place at Bloomington, Ind., July 10th, Rev. 
W. H. Dunn, of Terra Haute, performing the ceremony. Brother 
Thomas Ahl, Lambda, '01, was best man. The groom was graduated 
from Indiana University in 1899, received his Master's Degree last 
June, and has a fellowship in the University of Chicago fornext year. 
Thebride was graduated from Indiana University, class of 1900, and 
is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity. 

The marriage of Cornelius Hamblen, Alpha Pi, ex-'OO, and Miss 
Ada Dickie took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Samuel Dickie, in Albion, Mich., June 6th. The Rev. Alfred E. 
Craig performed the ceremony. Brother P. Bruce Brockway, Alpha Pi, 
ex-'97 and Gamma, '97, cousin of the bride, was one of the ushers. The 
bride is a member of Beta Chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega Frater- 
nity in Albion College and a graduate of the class of '98. They reside 
in Detroit, where Brother Hamblen is associated in business with his 
father. 

The marriage of Harry A. Dockum, Alpha Xi, ex-*98, and Miss 
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and Mrs. M. A. Pinklcy. at Wichita, Kans. Dr. C. E. Bradt of the 
of the First Presbyterian church performed the ceremony. M. C. 
Smith, Alpha Xi« '00, was best man and Claude C. Stanley, Alpha Xi» 
'97, and Jesse McCIus, Gamma Gamma, were two of the ushers. They 
are now at home to their friends at 1543 Fairview, Wichita, Kansas. 
Brother Dockum is the senior member of the firm of Dockum & 
Higginson. 

The Grand Council of the Sigma Chi Fraternity lost another bach- 
elor and gained another benedict on the evening of June 20th, when 
Brother Herbert C. Arms, Grand Annotator, took the Altar Degree^ 
and was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Watson Gregg, of Chi- 
cago. The wedding was a quiet one at the home of the bride's 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gregg, in Kenwood, and only the in- 
timate friends of the bride and groom were present. It was a *' daisy " 
wedding and the modest flower was much in evidence, the house be- 
ing profusely decorated with daisies from top to bottom, while the 
bride's attendants carried huge bouquets of them. It was also very 
much a Sigma Chi wedding as the groom's attendants and a number 
of the guests were decorated with "Sig" pins and emblems, and said their 
farewells to the bride and groom with the usual ear splitting version of 
the good old ** Sig " yell. The maid of honor was Miss Marie Gregg, the 
bride's sister. The bridesmaids were Misses Helen Armstrong, of 
Evanston, and Mayme Warren and Ada Arms, of Chicago. Miss 
Clara Lx>uise Arms played the wedding march from Lohengrin. Vic- 
tor Andre Matteson, Kappa Kappa, '95, of Evanston, a classmate of 
the groom at the University of Illinois, was groomsman. Grand Trib- 
une Ailing, of Chicago, Henry M. Heisel, Kappa Kappa, '96, of Chi- 
cago, and Frank G. Carnahan, Kappa Kappa, '92, of Champaign, were 
ushers. Grand Consul Nate, of Atlanta, Illinois, and the Grand 
Triumvirs were present. C. A. Kiler and F. W. Woody, Kappa Kappa^ 
'92 and '95, respectively came up from Champaign and assisted most 
materially in administering the '* rough work ", always given in con- 
nection with the Altar Degree. The bride and groom will be at home 
after September 1st at 205 — 47th street, Chicago. 

OBITUARIES. 

William H.Williams, Alpha Tau,ex-'98, died at Manila, June 23rd, 
1900. His remains were brought to Newton, N. C, and interred 
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regiment. Sixteen of his comrades were present to attend the remains 
to their last resting place. Charles F.Toms, Alpha Tau, '93, writes: 
•• He was an excellent, whole-souled fellow and we all regret to hear 
of this sad event." 

Notice has been received of the death by drowning of Joseph 
Irwin Sweeney, Rho, '01. The sad event took place near his home at 
Columbus, Ind., while in bathing with two companions, August 13th, 
1900. While diving from a high bank he struck his head against an 
obstruction, and was so stunned that, although an excellent swimmer, 
he failed to come to the surface, and the most strenuous efforts failed 
to locate his body until too late for resuscitation. Brother Sweeney 
was a delegate to the Twenty-fourth Grand Chapter and one of the 
most popular of the brothers in attendance at that convention. He 
was the son of the Rev. Z. T. Sweeney, ex-consul general to Constan- 
tinople. The report of his untimely call is received too late for more 
than a brief mention in this issue, but it is expected, however, that a more 
extended account of Brother Sweeney's life will be published in the 
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OcSlegt and Fraternity Notes. 

The leading editorial in the June number of The Scroll of Phi Delta 
Theta tbtn characterizes the academic year which was then just being 
brought to a close: 

Th« academic year jMt closing has heen a prosperous one for colleges and fra- 
teraities^-uaiisuatly so. A wave of generosity and enthusiasm has carried college 
men and wealthy patrons of learning to higher loyalty and self-sacrifice than ever be- 
fore. Scarcely a day passes without announcement of some princely gift to great 
universities, or some more modest bequest to colleges of less fame but of perhaps even 
greater influence on individual students. Freshman classes last fall were uniformly 
record breakers in siie. State legislatures have been liberal to an unprecedented de- 
gree. College life, with all its peculiar phases and customs and speech, is more than 
ever in evidence on every hand. And all this means necessarily that college frater- 
nities have prospered. A few weak chapters have died, but many more strong ones have 
been established or revived. Chapter houses are springing up on every hand, and 
hnproved metiiods of administration are making the vexed questions of chapter 
finances, of alumni interest, of other things once equally puzzling, much clearer than 
Xhey used to be. 

♦ • * 

The following has appeared in several ot our contemporaries during 
the past year, but without credit in any case: 

In 1882 Delta Kappa Epsilon adopted a ' system ' oi heraldry; that is, a coat-ot- 
arms for the fraternity and a modified form of the same for each chapter. About 
^ve years ago Psi Upsilon also adopted arms for the fraternity and for each chapter. 
This system is said to have been designed by Mr. A. P. Jacobs, Michigan, '73, after 
'twenty years of research and study,' but it violates a heraldic rule in displaying the 
letters Psi Upsilon. It is one of the cardinal principles of heraldry that the name of 
the family or association should not appear on the arms, but should be suggested by 
the emblems. A few years ago Sigma Chi adopted a coat-of-arms which has been 
much admired on account of its simplicity. Then Beta Theta Pi adopted a coat-of- 
arms, and in 1898 Phi Delta Theta adopted a coat-of-arms, which supplanted the 
arms that had been designed in 1865 and officially adopted in 1871. Other fraterni- 
ties which seem to have officially adopted arms are Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta 
Upsilon and southern Kappa Alpha. Most fraternities, however, still use for sta- 
tionery headings and for college annual inserts a variety of symbols arranged with 
a view to pictorial effect, but without conformity to the recognized rules of heraldry. 
It is no easy matter to design a coat-of-arms which will combine the colors and prin- 
cipal emblems of a fraternity so that the whole design will be harmonious, distinctive 
and significant, and so that it will meet all heraldic requirements. 

♦ • ♦ 

With reference to two petitions which are now being considered 
by his fraternity, the editor of the Phi Gamma Delta includes the fol- 



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lowing thoughts which plead for conservatism in the consideration bf 
petitions: 

There are in Phi Gamma Delta, as in every similar order, a number of persons 
to whom success is always measured only by expansion. We have many members 
within our order who believe that the fraternity should be generous in its estimate of 
university possibilities, and that chapters should be planted in institutions whose 
position in the educational world is not yet fairly established but which give promise 
of being institutions of rank and power in the future. We confess that we are not of 
this mind. No fraternity will ever take high rank merely because it enrolls more 
men than any other fraternity. This is a sign of strength in a political party, but not 
of a necessity in a fraternity. We believe the Fraternity has practically adopted a 
policy which is a happy mean between too much conservatism on the one hand and 
too great liberality in the granting of chapters on the other, although some of the 
more recent chapters established have been opposed by us. 

• « * 

The arch chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity sent neatly 
engraved announcements to the other fraternities in general of the 
installation of its Gamma Delta chapter at University of West Vir- 
ginia, May 24th. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 
From the Scroll of Phi Delta Theta : 
All editors have their theories on the subject of rushing, and every chapter has 
its own peculiar way, which is determined sometimes by local custom and sometimes 
by the diaracter of the chapter's best rusher. No chapter can afford to sacrifice dig- 
nity or honor to win a point or a man, but snobbishness is not dignity nor laziness 
honor. No man needs bringing to his senses more than the chronic objector who 
insists that men shall meet impossible requirements, requirements he could not fill 
himself, who insists he must know a new man thoroughly, and who will not try to 
make his acquaintance. The chapter has no place for such an incubus. The chapter 
must insist that a man have character, breeding, ability and congeniality — all of them 
to a reasonable degree. It should look out especially for men with Phi relatives and 
for good men from the college town. These are almost always unusually valuable. 
The members of the rushing committee, and, indeed, most of the members of the 
<:hapter, should keep in touch with each other during the summer and exchange all 
news of importance and interest while it is fresh. 

• ♦ • 

The leading editorial of the June number ot The Record of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon is devoted to the subject of summer rushing 
and pledging, which practice has been conducive of both good as well 
as harm. The discussion advances what seems to be perhaps the only 
fair and equitable steps which an alumnus should take when bis chap- 
ter and the prospective fraternity man are as yet unacquainted with 
each other. The writer says: 

It is the custom among some of our active members and also of our alumni to 
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342 THE SIGMA CHI QUARTERLY. 

Such a pledge is not fair, either to the chapter or to the pledged man. Without dis- 
paragement to either chapter or individual, it is easy to conceive of cases where the 
pledged man would not like the chapter or vice versa. As such a pledge is not 
considered binding on the chapter, why should the pledged man be bound? An 
alumnus of one of our southern chapters, who been very successful in securing good 
men for his own chapter and for others, has adopted what seems the only legitimate 
form of pledging. When he has picked his man, he talks to him of fraternity life, 
and, of course, of Sigma Alpha Epsilon in particular. After he has interested the 
man in the fraternity, he explains to him that it would not be fair to pledge him to 
join any one fraternity until he has had a chance to look over the ground for himself, 
but asks him to promise that he will not pledge himself to nor join any fraternity ontil 
after he has been in college a month« Such a promise almost any man is glad to 
make. The alumnus then writes to the chapter, telling what he has done and de- 
scribing the man's qualifications. A man so pledged is seldom lost. 

» • « 

A new source of revenue, which is at least worthy of careful con- 
sideration, is suggested by the following from a recent number of The 
Shield of Theta Delta Chi: 

There ought to be a certificate of membership, or, as it is called by college men, 
a " shingle,** issued to each initiate by the Grand Lodge. Many fraternities and 
societies issue such certificates, and they are greatly prized by the recipients. All 
that is needed is a simple design, handsomely executed, upon which the name of the 
initiate may be engrossed, and the seal of the Grand Lodge and the signature of the 
president affixed. The simpler the form the better. Indeed the form must be simple, 
for the " shingle '* is usually of small size, hardly, if any, larger than a page of the 
Shield, It is to be hoped that this matter may be taken up by the next conventicm 
and authority given to the Grand Lodge to have such a certificate designed and 
engraved. 

Incidentally the issuing of such a certificate might properly be made a source of 
revenue to the fraternity. While the present annual tax is sufficient for the current 
expenses of administration, there is no provision for the accumulation of an endow- 
ment fund. Various plans have been suggested to meet this defect, but as yet none 
of them have received the necessary approval. Why not make the " shingle ** the 
beginning of a permanent fund by charg^ing each initiate for his certificate a moder- 
ate sum to defray the actual cost and yield something in addition toward an endow- 
ment? At present the active member pays to his charge an initiation fee and annual 
dues. He pays to the Grand Lodge only annual dues, and these are very small. 
It would be perfectly proper to require him to pay also an initiatory fee when be 
receives his official certificate of membership. These fees could be set aside, under 
the control of a graduate corporate body, organized for the purpose, and safely 
invested. In time the fund would amount to a very handsome sum, and would yield 
an income that would prove of the greatest assistance in the furthering of the frater- 
nity work. 

» • » 

The following brief editorial, concerning the fraternity situation 
at Yale which has attracted so much interest this year, is taken from 
the June Beta Theta Pi: 



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COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY NOTES. 343 

The Yale fraternity situation has not improved any by recent developments, and 
the faculty have finally been compelled to take part, and for the time being to refuse 
to allow the sophomore societies to initiate their delegations. If the newspaper 
reports are true the Yale system has received another shock. A number of the 
juniors have refused elections to the senior societies, something that has rarely hap- 
pened before, and a number of refusals in one year is a remarkable occurence. 
Yale has many traditions, and with which it is well pleased, but its society system 
cannot be classed among them. 

• « • 

From the June Delta Upsilon Quarterly: 

In this issue we say " good-bye *' to the members of our senior delegations in the 
chapters. We would prefer to say " Auf Wiedersehen." We don't want to lose you 
from our sight. The Fraternity is interested in you, and we shall watch with interest 
to see how kindly the years and the world will use you. We earnestly hope that each 
one of you will hare good success. We feel certain that if you are true to the prin- 
ciples of the Fraternity we love, you will be successful. Manliness, courage, earn- 
estness and honor have been your ideals in your Fraternity life. Make them watch- 
words in all your plans and thought for the future, and you will be blessed and have 
great success, we know; and one thing more — don't forget to subscribe for the Delta 
Upsilon Quarterly. It will help you to keep in touch with the boys, and will warm 
the cockles of your heart many and many a time in the coming years. 



♦alpha upsilon — ^THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

The work of the year is ended with the exception of that of the 
medical department, which is now beginning its examinations. 

Our Chapter numbers eight active members. Since our last letter 
we have initiated one new man, Brother Guiberson, '03, who resigned 
from a local organization in the university to become a Sigma Chi and 
does not regret the change. 

The baseball team has been very successful this year with Brother 
McAliep as manager and Brother Tebbetts as captain. 

The glee and mandolin clubs made a tour during the spring vaca- 
tion around the " Kite Shaped Track," and have also given concerts 
recently at San Pedro and Pasadena. Brother Tebbetts is manager of 
both clubs, and Brother Young is director of the latter. The tours 
were a decided success financially. 

Mr. Lea A. Philipps entertained the "Sigs" recently at a dancing 
party at his home in 29th street. Although Mr. Philipps is not a Sig- 

*The Editor tfit^XA that bj mistake thU Ittter was omitted from Its regruUr posUioa with 
thoee of the Siirlith Proriace, althonirli It was sent bj the Associate Editor ia ample time. It is 
^^ea this place ia preference to leaTlair It ont of this anmber. 



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ma Chi, be entertained the "Sigs" several times during the year and we 
certainly appreciate his kindness. We have given another dance at 
the Casa de Rosa, and Brother Young has entertained the mandolin club 
with their young lady friends at his home. 

On the evening of May 24th, we gave a dinner in honor of Broth- 
er Edwin Janss, who left a few da}rs afterwards for the Paris Exposi- 
tion. He expects to visit several "Sig" chapters on his journey. 
Since so many of our alumni were present at the dinner* we have 
decided to have it take the place of our annual reunion. 

Los Angeles, Cal., June 6, 1900. Clare C. Young. 



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INDEX TO VOLUME XIX. 



PROSE ARTICLES. 

Albert M. Witwer 19 

Alpha Zeta*8 Successes 115 

Alumni Due&— Grand Consul Joseph C. Nate 1 12 

Charles Mortimer Dawson 22 

Darid Henry Mercer— William H. Wheeler 263 

Founders* Day 269 

Grand Chapter Notes 9 

James H. Smart 205 

John Frederick McLean—^. O, Greening 20 

Mississippi Executives loi 

Mrs. Robert Famham 16 

P. Merrill Griffith 107 

Roll of Initiates by Chapters (1899-1900) 272 

Sigma Chi in Congress— jET. Lee Trinkle 191 

Sigma Chi in Foreign Lands 108 

Sigma Chi in the East 200 

Some Results of Our Endowment Plan— CAar/« F, Delbridge 266 

The Re-establishment of Beta Chapter — K. C. Johnson 18 

The Revival of Phi Chapter at Lafayette CoW^gt— Robert E. Laramy 105 

The Third Province Convention— 5/i«ir/ A, Walker 259 

The Twenty-fourth Biennial QonvtiiKiOTir-George D, Harper 5 

EDITORIAL 

General 26 117 208 282 

LETTERS FROM ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 

Alpha 40 131 218 294 

Beta 44 132 219 295 

Gamma 4' 132 219 295 

Epsilon 30 120 212 287 

Zeta 36 127 216 — 

Eta 60 150 234 309 

Theta 31 121 212 288 

Kappa 31 122 213 288 

Lambda 4S I35 223 299 

Mu 41 133 220 296 

Xi 46 136 223 300 



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Omicron 32 123 213 28^ 

Rbo 47 137 M4 300 

Tau 37 128 216 292 

Phi — 124 214 290 

Chi 48 138 225 301 

Psi 38 129 217 — 

Omega 49 «39 — y>3 

Alpha Alpha — 15s 237 — 

Gamma Gamma 38 129 — 293 

DclU Delta 49 138 22s 302 

ZeuZeta — — — 297 

ZcU Psi 42 133 220 297 

Theta Theta 50 140 226 303 

£U Eta 66 156 238 312 

Kappa Kappa 51 141 227 304 

Lambda Lambda 43 134 221 298^ 

Mu Mu 43 134 221 — 

NuNu — — 238 312 

XiXi S9 149 234 309 

Omicron Omicron 52 141 227 304 

Sigma Sigma 39 130 218 293 

Phi Phi 33 125 — — 

Alpha Beta 65 154 236 311 

Alpha Gamma 44 135 222 298^ 

Alpha Eptilon 146 147 232 307 

Alpha Zcta 53 142 228 305 

Alpha Theu 67 156 239 313 

Alpha Iota 54 143 229 — 

Alpha Lambda 55 144 229 306 

Alpha Nu 61 151 235 — 

Alpha Xi 58 148 233 308 

Alpha Omicron 62 152 235 310 

Alpha Pi 56 145 230 306 

Alpha Rho 34 126 215 291 

Alpha Sigma 57 146 231 — 

Alpha Tau — — — 294 

Alpha Upsilon 64 154 — 343 

Alpha Phi 67 — 240 314 

Alpha Chi 34 126 215 291 

Alpha Pti 63 153 — 310 

Alpha Omega s 64 IS5 237 312 

AMONG THE ALUMNL 

Aaoual Banquet of New Orleans Alumni and Alpha Omicron 243 

Aannal Banquet of Phi Chapter and Alumni 316 

Banquet of Alpha Xi Alumni 77 

Cbicago Alumni Chapter Banquet 244 

Dance Reception of Chicago Alumni Chapter and Omicron Omicron 160 

Elerenth Annual Banquet of the Washington Alumni Association i$8 



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Installation of the Milwaukee Alumni Chapter 242^ 

Judge Ferris Visits Los Angeles 315 

Marriages. 89,172,253,335 

Midsummer Dinner of the Milwaukee Alumni Chapter 317 

Midsummer Meeting of the Chicago Alumni Chapter 73. 

Milwaukee Alumni Club Meeting 78 

Miscellaneous Notes 84, 168, 249, 331 

Nashville Alumni Chapter 161 

New York Alumni Thanksgiving Dinner 75 

Obituaries. 91, 175. 253, 33a 

Personals. 79, 162, 245, 318 

Reunion and Banquet of the Pacific Coast Members of Sigma Chi 69 

Second Annual Banquet of the Detroit Alumni 74 

Sigma Chi Badge Lost 3 1 & 

Thanksgiving Dinner of the Chicago Alumni Chapter 71 

COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY NOTES* 

General 94, 180, 256, 34a 

ILLUSTRATIONS. 

Alpha Lambda Opposite Page 306 

AlphaZeta " " 116 

Beta " " 295 

Dawson, Charies M " " 22 

Dormitories, The University of Pennsylvania " " 9 

Famham, Robert " " 15 

Ferris, Howard " " 15 

Gessler, T. A. K " " 14 

Griffith, P. Merrill " " 107 

Harrison, James T ** " 103 

Houston Hall (The University of Pennsylvania) •' " 6 

Interior View of Houston Hall " " 7 

Lambda Lambda " " 298 

Library (The University of Pennsylvania) " " S 

Longino, Albert H •* " loi 

Lybrand, Archibald " " 196 

McLain, Frank C " " 194 

McLean, John Frederick " " 20 

Mercer, David Henry " " 263 

Mtt. " " 296 

Mu Mu. " " 292 

Nate, Joseph C " " 12 

Phi Phi " " 10 

Ransdell,D. M " " 198 

Sigma Chi Gavel " " 11 

Smart, James H " " 205 

Spight, Thomas " " 193 

The Eighth Biennial Convention of the Third Province " " 359 

The First Convention of the Ninth Province " " 191 



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Thropp, Joseph Earlston 

Todd. James 

Thcta Theta Chapter House 

Views of Lafayette College 

Witwer, Albert M 

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ANNOUNCEMENT 

GENERAL BEN PUH RUNKLE,A.Ma.H.D. 
( Lieut. Colonel and Brevet Colonel U. S. A.) 

Has beeo aMMrinted Commaiidant of Cadets in the Miami Military 
Institute, Germantown, Ohio. 

Miami Military Institute is an ideal home school ofiBcered to inspire 
manly character; to provide parental supervision and discipline; and 
to give individual instruction. University charter. Cadets care- 
fully selected. Healthful location. Splendid equipment. New mod- 
em building. Gymnasium. Athletic field. School always full. 
Applications ifor the expected vacancies of next year are now being 
received. Illustrated catalogue gives full information about this 
unique school. 

ORVON GRAFF BROWN, M. A.. Prksidknt. 



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