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carried on to any great extent, but so far as
explored it is simply grand. A short descrip
tion of it may give you some idea of its natural
adornments. Its entrance is not so peculiarly
striking, but as soon as you have paid the Price
and gotten fairly inside you come to a Pond
in which Tadpoles may be seen floating about.
Here a dainty little boat, named the Hildebrand,
rowed by the fairies Roop and Meek, lie wait
ing to take you over to a dismal chamber in
which we find a Ghost and the petrified Bohns
of an ancient, Brown with age. Here is also
found a mound named Wieland, on account of
its size and its shape being like that of an
acorn. In a grotto on the right is found the
Blue Cap or Crawford, which looks like a man
with grapes in his hand. Passing through a
narrow passage we come into another chamber
in which Herr Most and Alexander the Great
are trying to make love to Lucy the Goddess.
From this chamber we enter one in which
everything is peace and quietness with the
gentle breeze of summer. Here Pratt and his
Foster brother, Fearon, the colored guides,
Rock us Aull on a Kessie Pillow of roses and
the visitor dreams of everlasting bliss. From
here we start on our return by another passage.
The first object to attract attention is an amber
colored fountain of water, streaming from the
side of a place called Taylor's Rock, which
shows the dim outline of a man in the act of
kissing. On the further side of the room the
light reflects a shadow Spindle shaped, while
just beside it Jumbo is seen in bold relief.
These must be seen to be fully appreciated.
We now enter a long passage which leads back
to the Pond, from the roof of which are sus
pended numerous stalactites. As we are rowed
back across the Sylvan lake the sound of music
greets our ear. We listen to catch the accents
coming over the waters,. soft and low.
The new Assembly Hall in process of erec
tion will have a seating capacity of 2000. "The
new chapel in the main college building will
THE FREE LANCE.
be fitted in the most modern and approved
style, with a spacious gallery and opera chairs,
Rev. Hayes, in his recent lecture said, that
"there were hospitable homes and lovely girls
over there;" Swank mistook " over there" for
the experimental farm and staid until my ! ,
o'clock. The clear boy spent one and a-half
hours arranging his toilet. Remember this
was his first, but by no means his last " over
there." Ever since, the halls have been ring
ing with the new P. S. C. song;
There's sweet rosy girls over there,
By the side of the lire so bright,
And as song notes float out on the air,
We view parting lips with delight.
It's a line little " promo " over there
By the side of n fair one so bright,
And for bashful boys it's so rare
To hear 4 "rhanks,eall soon now, good-night,"
The Republican club of the college has
challenged the Democratic club to a joint de
bate on the tariff. The latter having accepted,
the respective committees of the two clubs
met and decided that the debate should take
place Friday evening, October 19. The ques
tion agreed is: " Which tariff policy will best
promote the prosperity of the United States,
the Republican or Democratic, as expressed
in their tariff bills now before Congress, the
two platforms adopted in 1888, and the letters
of acceptance of their respective presidential
candidates ? " The question is, perhaps, too
general in its scope for a model debate, but it
is to be hoped that the discussion kept strictly
within the bounds will be more profitable than
it might otherwise be. Geo. Demming, Wal
dron and J. 1). Hunter will support the Demo
crats' views, while Weller, Swank, and Beaver
will uphold the Republican claims,
W. 13, N. I-lawk was sent as a delegate to
the general convention of the Phi Gamma
Delta, which met at Columbus, Ohio.
A Republican club has been organized in
college with a membership of 120 students.