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—Motto of the Professors’ “Clover Club:”
“When we live wo Uvoon clover,
When wo die, we ilio all over.”
—From the number of blossoms in the orchard
we infer that the fruit crop this year will be
—The cadets expect to spend a few days in
camp this term near Bellefonte with the Com
mandant, Lieutenant Pague, in charge.
—Evening parties in the College building
have been declared out of order. What is the
matter with having a “merry go around” on the
campus green ?
—lt is said that the great German composer,
Hayden, was a tremendous gormandizer. Other
things being equal, what a wonderful composer
“Baldy” would make.
—Commandant (during battalion inspection)
“Mr. Pile, do you intend to raise a beard ?” Mr.
Pile, “Yes sir.” Lieutenant, “Then, sir, you
must raise it out of ranks.”
—The number of bicycles is not so. great as
last year. The reason is that a tire lasts for but a
couple of rides on rough cinders. The paths, as
usual, are forbidden ground. The new track will
doubtless increase the number.
—Young Crump, the short stop of the first
nine, we learn through the majority of the stu
dents, is the most promising base-ball player we
have in the first or second nines. He, even now,
is more graceful, displays better judgment, and
plays with more certainty than any other mem
ber on the Slate College diamond.
—Sophomore'!, to your posts ! When such an
intruding spirit as John Bony-Part, the emanci
pated villain, takes the liberty of intimidating
you in the chemistry lecture room, during the
absence of the Professor, it is time you mend
your ways, put on the breast plate of power, and
intercept the intrusions of such haunting spirits.
—While the members of the Senatorial com
mittee were being escorted through the chemical
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laboratory, Chairman Reyburn asked one of the
students what he had in the tube. The student
promptly replied that it was “ i-so-mer ic-rnon
o-tron-aur-i-do-ben-zo-nap-thylam i-des.” The
Senator sighed heavily and remarked that it
looked very much like it.
—That brilliant youth from Boalsburg opened
his remarks, Wednesday evening, in chapel,
with this famous interrogatory : “Zu sein oder
nicht zu sein, das ist die Frage.” Judging from
his frequent building of air castles, his genial
jocularity, his robust external appearance, the
Duke inclines greatly toward the affirmative side
of the interrogatory “Zu sein.”
—Prof, Wm. Hale Herrick has translated, from
the German, Classen’s Works on “Quantitative
Analysis by Electrolysis.” The translation will
be published by John Wiley & Sons, New York,
and will be issued in about two weeks. The
Professor’s familiarity with German and his exten
sive knowledge in laboratory practice will no
doubt contribute to make the new work a valua
ble addition to American text books on chemistry.
—The business manager is still confronted by
the inquisitive bums who loaf about the sanctum
door. The harassed manager has made out a
list with the proper answers to the every day in
quiries, and will post it on the sanctum door,
declining to answer any more questions. To give
you the run of the thing we will mention a few of
the many questions on the list: When will the
next issue be out? Is the sanctum inspected?
How much did Andrew Carnegie give? How
much did General Beaver give ? How much do
you expect to make on this thing? How often
do you sweep out ? Will you put in a local
—On account of the inclemency of the weather,
instead of having out-door ceremonies, the Soph
omores conducted appropriate and memorial ex
ercises in the chemistry lecture room, on Arbor
day, which were as follows: Music—“ America,”
by the class ; Opening Address—A. A. Patterson,