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dents, especially if they can afford the pleasure
of wearing a stiff hat without getting the gable
end stove in. Quite a number of new lights
figure in the arena.
The cane-rush between the Sophs. and
Freshies terminated in a draw. The Fresh
man were not fully represented. Some of their
number preferred to stay in their rooms and
be silent spectators ; otherwise the result
might have been different.
Breneman came into the sanctum, and after
reading the Ladies' column in a prominent
magazine, picked up a base-ball mask and
asked, " what ladies' bustle is this; they're
making them stronger than they used to,
You all know " Lucy" was in Bellefonte
attending a Republican meeting. Well, while
there he met a young lady. While entertain
ing her in his well-known fine style, a gentle
man in passing along said: "Ah there Lucy!"
The young lady said to Lucy,' "He is not
speaking to me is he, that's not my name."
C. M. Green, of class '9l, who was injured
when on guard at camp last June, is back
again to college, Although his eye is not
altogether well he is able to pursue his studies.
Glad to see you back again, "Bobby."
The College Boarding Club which has been
so long located in the college building has, on
account of the improvements, been removed
to the Snyder building. It has now forty-six
Five new names have been added to the list
of the Soph. class : George Johnston, Arthur
McKee, H. M. Davidson, F. H. Bates, and C.
F. Moore. Notwithstanding some members
failed to return the class still has thirty en
The political spirit of our students, as is
natural, increases as the time of election draws
near. Care should be taken, however, that it
THE FREE LANCE.
does not develop into the hitter unreasonable
rivalry so common in many places. Instead
let there be a dissemination of political truths
as they prominently appear in the several
platforms of the parties, and are inculcated by
the utterances of their respective leaders. Let
there be a spirit of manly and wholesome de
bate of the principles involved. The efforts of
the two college campaign clubs will aid much
in this direction.
On Thursday, October 4, the Pennsylvania
State College Chapter, The Alpha Upsilon of
Beta Theta Pi was organized in this place. En
tering thus, Beta Theta Pi is the second Greek
letter fraternity on the ground. The exercises
were conducted by F. M. Welsh, of Dickinson,
'BB, assisted by H. G. Budd, of Dickinson, '9l,
and H. T. Fernald, of Johns Hopkins Univer
sity. After the formal initiatory exercises a
fine "dorg" was carved and letters were read
from Gov. Beaver, Senator Quay, and other
prominent Betas. This new chapter has five
men from class of 'B9, four from '9O and two
The growth of the institution is indicated
not only by the additional new buildings and
the great increase in the number of students,
but by the higher plane the workings of the
college have assumed. Every student seems
to feel that he is moving in a wholly different
air from that of two or three years ago. Each
of the classes is well organized and bound to
gether, having the interest of each individual
member at heart. Discordant feelings and ex
isting jealousies between societies, parties and
factions must be laid aside or abandoned and
the classes bound together into one harmoni
ous whole to insure success in the students'
Have you seen the wonderful cavern so
lately discovered one Mile west of Centre Fur
nace ? It has gained great notoriety in a short
time and bids fair to rival the most celebrated
in the world. The exploration has not been