The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, October 01, 1889, Image 15

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    The Literary societies are now well under
way, having been able to open promptly this
year. This should have been a great advan
tage over last year, but for some reason there
appears to be a deplorable lack of enthusiasm
in society work.
The ladies cottage is now commencing to
assume the appearance of a solid and very
pretty building. It is being cased with brick.
The college has long felt the need of such a
building as this; as heretofore the advantages
offered to ladies to attend school here have
been very meagre.
The position formerly occupied by Prof. N.
E. Cleaver is now filled by James T, Pike,
graduate of Brown University ’So, Andover
Theological Seminary, ’B3, and late pastor of
the Riverside Congregational Church, Law
rence, Mass.
The Phi Gamma Deltas and Beta Theta
Pi’s are now comfortably located in their new
chapter houses. Both have their boarding
clubs, and the majority of the members of
each Frat room in their new building, thus
being as comfortable and as privileged as in
a home.
The house occupied by Prof. Jackson was
moved back in the grove to the rear of the
rifle pit, to make room for the Ladies’ Cottage.
Since moving, the house has been remodeled,
a slate roof put on it, and repainted. When
the grounds are graded and everything ready
for occupancy, it will be one of the most at
tractive dwellings about the college.
The College grounds are somewhat disfig
ured now by the construction of a subway or
tunnel, running from the Mechanic Art build
ing where the new steam plant is to be located
to the college and new laboratory. The steam
pipes and electric wires will be laid through
the tunnel, thus making them easily accessible
for repairs at any time.
“John Andy” now lives on third floor,
where he says “ it is so quiet, that if he lies
down in the evening for a short nap he is
awakened by his own snore.” If we were to
give a reason why he should be so easily
awakened, we would say it was owing to the
sighing of the breezes through the hirsute
formations on either side of his face.
Geologist Weiland, made quite an extensive
trip through the Eastern portion of the state
during his vacation, gathering geological spec
imens to be sent to the World’s Exposition in
1892. Weiland has devoted much of his time
in this direction, and now by the aid of his
pocket microscope, he can tell one the name
of any mineral or rock placed before him.
E. H. Farrington of Washington, D. C., is
busily engaged under the directorship of PI.
P. Armsby, Ph. D., in preparing for publica
tion the result of a series of experiments in
feeding stock for experimental purposes.
Knickerbockers are all the rage in Prepdom
this year.
On Wednesday evening, Sept. 25th, Prof.
Louis Reber delivered in the new chapel, a
very interesting lecture, giving his impressions
of Paris and the Great Paris Exposition which
he visited during vacation. With the assis
tance of different outlines of the city and Ex
position, his talk was not only interesting but
highly instructive.
The village of State College is fast ap
proaching the time when it can think of the
advisability of becoming a borough, New
streets are being opened and graded, and with
in the past summer six new and substantial
houses have been erected. Several more are
under way. A new school house is being built
which will have room for one hundred schol
ars. It is built with two class rooms, thus
giving the people the benefit of a graded