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When the students collect in great numbers
in Snyder’s store to wait for the U. S. (usually
slow)-mail, their favorite song is, “We won’t
go home until morning unless he puts us
out.” They sometimes go home.
All of the Professor’s recitation rooms have
been furnished with new desks and soft bot
tomed chairs. Probably they will not now
walk about the room so much, and thus give
one an opportunity to make better recitations.
As the result of a “ prep ” racket, one ate
Thanksgiving turkey at home, some were
put on special probation, some on extra
special probation, and others on different
kinds of probation too numerous to mention.
The models which Professor Reber ordered
while at Paris, to represent the valve gearing
of the Corliss and other high speed engines
have arrived, and can now be seen in the
rooms of the mechanical engineering depart
There is a rumor in circulation, that two
hours drill a day will be expected of the stu
dents in the near future. We suppose the
next step will be to turn the place into a
barracks, and do away with the educational
We shall try to get even with Lehigh and
Lafayette for beating us at foot-ball, when we
play them base-ball next Spring. It does not
require a gymnasium to train base-ball play
ers, and thus we have the same opportunity
as they to get up a good team.
One day some one started the report that
the new apparatus for the gymnasium had
arrived ; the students immediately flocked to
the armory to see it, and found to their dis
gust only a pair of rickety parallel bars
which had been used in the old gymnasium. (?)
Mr. J. 17.I 7 . Aull is back with us again. He
was forced to return home shortly after the
opening of the term on account of a severe
THE FREE LANCE.
attack of typhoid fever. He is looking much
thinner than before he went home. In fact
his sobriquet—" Fatty ” seems to be entirely
libelous now. We are sorry to say that he has
been compelled to go home again because of
a severe attack of Rheumatism.
Count Macaroni—(punctuating the sen
tence, “ Whatever is, is right.”) “ Put a
period at the end, comma between the »a."
Count.—“ Well Professor w/iat is the plu
ral of is ? ”
Count.—Well then, put a comma between
A change has been made in the order of
rhetoricals by Prof. Davis. The members of
one division will speak to the members of the
preceeding division whose, business it is to
criticise, and at the end of the term there will
be a general exercise in which only the best
members of each division will speak, and the
best speakers of this division will receive a
The following were the officers elected by
the Junior class :—President, H. Hamilton ;
Vice-president, D. M. Taylor ; Secretary, W.
M. Camp; Sergeant-at-arms, N. H. Suloff,
Historian, C. H. Zink; also a change was
made in the “La Vie” staff. John Yocum
was elected business manager, vice C. H.
Zink, resigned, and T. A. Gilkey was elected
editor to fill Mr. Yocum’s place.
Demming to Greene in engineering so
ciety. “ How much electromotive force does
it take to kill a man ?”
Greene. —“That depends upon the amount
of resistance offered by the man.”
Griffin.—(Who had previously learned that
a wire having a small section offered more re
sistance than a wire having a large section.)
“Then a small man would offer more resist
ance than a large man.”