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the adjournment he took a trip through the conti
nent. He was met at the depot by the faculty
and students, headed by a band and a four-horse
harouche, containing the President and wife, the
students marched to the campus; an address of
welcome was delivered by one of the seminary
students to which Dr. Appel responded. After a
display of fire-works and college songs the boys
retired. It was a grateful reception to a beloved
EDITOR OF COLLEGE. STUDENI
ALLENTOWN, PA,, .Sept. 20, 1888
ro the FREE LANCE :-
The formal opening exercises of the scholastic
year were held in the college chapel at to A. M.,
on Thursday, September 6th. The seating capacity
was taxed to its utmost. There was a greater
number of students in attendance than at any other
time in the history of the college. This fact, to
gether with the encouraging financial condition,
augurs well for the future.
The Freshman Class numbers twenty-two;' the
Sophomore the same ; the Junior twenty-six and
Senior eight. The Preparatory Department has
received a number of additions.
There has been more interest manifested in ath
letics since the opening of the session than at any
preceding time. The gymnasium has been reno
vated and improvements made. The tennis court
monopolizes the attention of many of the boys
and some have developed into very skilful players.
Cricket is, as yet, an experiment, but bids fair to
become popular. The base-ball team has received
strong accessions in the persons of several of the
new men, and evinced its strength by winning
three straight games.
The literary societies and fraternities have the
new men under surveillance. A defunct chapter
of Alpha Tau Omega has again been restored to
Steam heat has been introduced into the build
ing. This does away with the labor and discom-,
fort incident to the maintaining of fires in the
Our college paper, known from its infancy as
the Muhlenberg will soon appear under
THE FREE LANCE.
a new title. Before the expiration of their term of
office, the managers hope to enlarge and beau
tify it. With kindest greetings,
Ens. OF MUHLENBERG MONTHLY.
There were thirty-seven Japanese students at the
Universty of Michigan last year.
Princeton has established a fellowship in archi
tecture with an income of $4OO.
There are thirty college graduates on the staff
of the New York 5i,,,,
The average age of the graduating class at Co
lumbia was twenty years and ten months.
The College of Mexico is the oldest American
college, being fifty years older than Harvard.
Muhlenlwrg has twenty-two Freshmen ; Frank
lin and Marshall, twenty-four; Dickinson, twenty
one; Bucknell, twenty-seven; Gettysburg, thirty
nine, and Pennsylvania State College, thirty-six.
A University to cost two millions dollars, is to
he established at Wichita, Kansas, in honor of
The standard of examination at Cornell has been
raised to seventy per cent.
President Barnard of Columbia, discourages all
inter-collegiate athletic contests as they are now
The corner-stone of the new library building at
the University of Pennsylvania was relaid on
Chit of 162 college base-ball games played, Yale
has won 1.17 and lost 45. In foot-ball, out of 86
games played Yale has won Bi.
Wagonhurst and Price, of the Princeton foot-ball
team are this year attending the University of
Dr. J. P. Campbell, a special student of Johns
Hopkins University, has been appointed Professor
of Biology at Georgia State University.
At Lehigh, the student who secures a term aver
age of 85 per cent. is excused from examinations.