The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, June 01, 1887, Image 12
Guard House, to await the sentence which the commander in Chief may see fit to impose upon Saturday afternoon tents were struck and at 3:20 the Battalion started on its homeward march, with every man feeling the glow of health in his cheeks and full of the animation consequent to events pleasant to remember. OUR RENAISSANCE , In considering the large appropriation made by the Legislature for the benefit of the State College, it may be well to mention the immedi ate use that will be made of a portion of it. Within the next two years about $75,000 will be spent in the erection of additional buildings and in repairs. In the construction of the original building there were architectural errors, detract ing greatly from its suitableness for school pur poses, which perhaps will have to be corrected. There will be built three dwelling houses, a green house and botanical laboratory, a drill hall and armory with a large assembly room, and a large building for chemical and physical laboratories. Three thousand dollars a year, for four years, is given for agricultural experiment work, and the rest of the appropriation, in all amounting to $112,000, goes to library, apparatus, models, casts, instruments for civil and mechanical en gineering and machinery for the shops, The appropriations may ho summarized us follows: For chemistry building $35 000 Equipment for sumo 5 bill Urconhouso 5 (mo Three dwelling houses, eueh For repairing 111 all Introducing gas Machinery and apparatus... Text books Models and ousts Armory Hall Totul Experimental station, pur your for four yours Grand Total.. It is quite plain that the College is about entering into a new life. It has been having a sort of moribund existence for a long while, blighted by prejudice and neglect, but it may be considered as now beginning a career which will fully justify its original establishment and repay the recent State aid that has secured the perma nency of a school that will bring within the reach of young men and women of moderate means as good instruction, particularly in special branches, as the country affords. To this consummation no one has contributed more than Dr. George W, Atherton, the present able and efficient President of the College.— Belief ante Watchman. THE FREE LANCE. 1. Sunday, June 26.—3 o’clock p. m., Bac ca laureate Sermon, by the Rev. William H. Campbell, D. D., of New Brunswick, N. J. 2. Monday, June 27. —8 o’clock p Annual Address before the Young Men's Christ ian Association, by the Rev. Lemuel C. Barnes, of Pittsburg. 3. Tuesday, June 28, —ioo’clocka. m., Ex amination of candidates for admission to College ; 3 o'clock p. m., Washington Reunion Association; 4:30 o’clock p. m., Exhibition Drill of State College Cadets ; 8 o’clock p. m., Junior Oratori ral Contest.—G, J. Thomas, “The Cause of the Gracchi;” W. P. Jones, “Immigration;” Geo. M. Downing, “International Arbitration;” Geo. C. McKee, “The Mission of Co-operation ;” W, M. Porter, “The Value of Sound Principles.” 4. Wednesday, June 29. —9 o’clock a. m,, Artillery Salute; 10 o’clock a. m., Annual Meet ing of Trustees; 12 o’clock m., Alumni Dinner ; 2 o’clock ]). m , Meeting (in the Chapel) of Dele gates and Alumni to elect Trustees ; 3 o’clock p. m., Cresson Reunion Association ; 8 o’clock p. m., Annual Address before the Alumni, by Major J. W. Powell, Director of the United States Geological Survey. ..$2 .UU 7 600 lll 000 6 OHO 8 000 II ooi) l6OO 5. Thmstlay, June 30. —9:30 o’clock a. m., Graduation Exercises of Class of ’S7. ,slno ouo . 12 000 sll2 000 1. W. F. White, Latin Scientific—Saluta tory Orati'on, “Optimism or Pessimism, Which ?” 2. W. F. Strouse, Civil Eng.—Oration, “The Progress of Knowledge." 3. W. P. Fisher, Jr., Gen. Science—Vale dictory Oration, “The Protective Tariff.” the Truth." COMMENCEMENT WEEK, JUNE 26-30, 1887. EOUR YEARS COURSE, ladies’ two years course. Grace M. Moore—Essay, “The Heroes of MECHANIC ARTS COURSE. J. P. Jackson —Oration, “Manual Labor."