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Arown going into business and Whitmer entering
Lafayette College. The class continued the next
year as Juniors with seven members. Near the
close of the Junior year, Dugald Jackson and
Miss Patterson dropped out for a rest before tak
ing upon themselves the weight and responsibility
of ''Senior dignity," graduating with the class of
In the fall of 'B3 we enteral upon our final
year strong in spirit and energy, but weak in
numbers, with five names on the roll. Every
thing passed on smoothly to the end. The Se
.was very much extended for the
class of 'B4 by a petition to the faculty signed
by all the members of the class. The Senior va
cation began at the close of the graduation exer
cises and continued sine die.
Miss Helen Jackson not having taken all the
required studies of the Senior year, completed
her course the next year and graduated with the
class of 'B5. This left four members to graduate
in 1884, viz : James W. Alexander, John F.
Healy, Milton %V. Lowrey and Joseph W. Reeves.
In the May number of the FREE LANCE, it
was stated by the historian of the class of 'B3
that they were ''the last class of the 'Old School'
which enjoyed the practicum of picking stones
and digging potatoes." The gentleman must
have been indulging in what he calls "youthful
vigor" and "wisdom of their own conceit,"
when he made this statement. The class of 'B4
wishes to share this honor, and we believe we are
correct in saying wir, were the last class that en
joyed this privilege. We had a very thorough
course in digging garden, trimming hedge, cut
tmg grass with the sickle, picking potatoes, plow
ing, harrowing, corn-cultivating, corn cutting and
husking,' pulling rye, straightening loose fence
posts, trimming trees, pruning grape vines, pull
ing weeds and picking stones.
We think that from a point of justice the
laurels, the honor and the glory with which the
class of 'B3 apparently wished to crown itself be
long wholly to the class of 'B4.
After launching out upon the "sea of life"
in 1884 each has "paddled his own canoe," as
JAs. W. ALExANDEß.—Completed the course
in General Science; graduated at the age of 19
years, to months ; reading law with J. G. Love,
JOHN F. HEALEY.—Completed course in Civil
Engineering ; graduated at the age of 24 years,
3 months ; 'B4—'Bs taught school in Missouri ;
'B7—'BB stationed at Chattanooga, Tenn,, on an
MiuroN Lowkv.—Completed course in Class
ics ; graduated at the age of 25 years ; July, 'B4,
began study of law with Hon. W. W. Matoon at
Scranton, Pa.; Oct. 8, 'B5, married Annie Lau
rie ; April 12, 'B6, admitted to Lackawanna
county bar; May, 'B3, practicing law at Scran
Jos. W. REEVES.—Completed course in Gen
eral Science ; Aug., 'B4, went to Kansas and en
gaged in stock raising ; April i, 'BB, returned to
Pennsylvania State College, taking a post gradu
ate course in Electrotechnics ; age at graduation,
21 years, 8 months..
The Columbia law course has been length
ened to three years.
The 'University of Pennsylvania will cele
brute its centennial in 1891.
Dartmouth published the first American col
lege paper in ISIo.
Boxing is all the rage at Harvard. Four
hundred of the boys are taking lessons.
Over two thousand students were in line at
the funeral procession of the late Emperor Wil
Dr. Patton is to be. inaugurated president of
Princeton on Commencement day, Wednesday,
liowdoin College has a senior tariff club
Wells College has elected Mrs. Grover