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’B9. W. B. N. Hawk has obtained a posi
tion as a Chemist in the Cambria Iron Com
pany’s Works at Johnstown, Pa.
’B9. H C. Blair has entered the law school
of the University of Pennsylvania.
’9O. Gilbert A. Beaver spent the summer
in a tour through Europe. He attended the
meetings of the World’s Sunday School Con
vention in London, besides visiting Paris and
many other points of interest on the Conti
’9l Among the students who failed to re
turn to term are B. W. Demming,
of ’9O, H, V. Holmes, F. H. Bates, G. W.
Johnson and PI. D. Meek of ’9l, and P. R.
Carl, W. W. Evans, W. P. Rothrock and W.
W. Taylor of '92.
’92. Charles H. Musser is studying medicine
at the University of Pennsylvania.
Our former commandant Lieut. S. S. Pague
has been stationed at Fort Buford, Dakota.
Prof. James Y. McKee in company with his
son, George, took an extensive trip through
the west during July and'August.
Prof. I. T. Osmond was elected a fellow of
the American Association for the advancement
of science, at its meeting at Toronto, Canada,
C. B, Shinier, an cx-prep, has joined the
regular army. We must now be prepared to
hear of the freedom of Russia and other op
Prof. Pond received the degree of Ph. D.
from Amherst College at its late commence-
Amherst opened this year with a Freshmen
class of over 100.
Only five of last year’s foot ball eleven are
back to college at Lehigh University.
The Pennsylvania State College starts off
with upwards of forty in the Freshman class.
Princeton has 750 students this year. The
total number of new students is 230, of whom
185 are Freshmen, 15 upper classmen, 15
THE FREE LANCE.
Mr. Williams, late of Johns Hopkins Uni
versity and Mercer College, Georgia, has been
made assistant to Dr. Day in the chemistry
classes of Swarthmore.
By the will of the late President, E. A.
P. Barnard, of Columbia, his whole estate,
valued at $BO,OOO, is bequeathed to the col
lege at the death of his wife.
At a recent meeting of the Board of Re
gents of the State University of West Vir
ginia, the Collegiate Department of the
University was opened to female students.
Great improvements are being made at
Princeton in the athletic grounds. Money
sufficient to erect a grand stand costing
$2,000 and to level the entire ground has
The second of the world’s champion
matches in tennis was played in Springfield
between Pettitt, of Boston, and Kerr, of
Dublin. Pettitt won three of four sets.
The third match will take place on the Long
woocl courts, Boston.
In entering upon the duties of exchange
editor at the beginning of the college year,
we more than ever recognize the importance
of having a good exchange list. We wish to
keep up the standard of the Free Lance,
and it is only by comparison and your kindly
criticism that we may be able to discern its
faults. Therefore we ask college papers to
please exchange. We will be glad to have
them on our list.
We are glad to note the stir and energy
expressed in all our exchanges at the opening
of the college year. We are not a prophet,
but we betoken a prosperous year in college
journalism, if the spirit manifested in the first
numbers is any indication of what the future
The Athenamm is the first exchange to ap
pear on our table. It enters upon its third
volume with a very creditable number. We
notice by Orders No. 5 that the military
department is one of the features of the