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No wonder the general damages are so large
when the “Aussorities” use an arithmetic that
says:—“Eight times two are eighteen."
Messrs. Camp, R. G. Furst, Kintner, and
Pond, were delegates of the Y. M. C. A. to the
Twenty-Third Annual State Y. M. C. A. Conven
tion held at Danville, October 23-26.
Miss Down Towner—'
Bartley, (who is a student in Political Econo
my)—“Then what is the use of keeping the light
The first hop of the year will be given by the
Senior class on November 28th, the night after
Thanksgiving. As the committee having it in
charge, is composed of men of energy, we expect
to see a successful hop.
At the Cottage Halloween party.
The man that didn’t eat anything . . Mr. Dale.
The men that did . . Too numerous to mention.
The man that is going to be a bachelor, Prof. D.
The man that is going to be married . . Absent.
The man that wanted the ring .... Mr. Butts.
Prof, (relocating a P. C. C.) —“Gentlemen,
the word theory is often abused, or misapplied.
Now will Mr. Rumbergerdefine the correct use of
the word, and tell how it differs from practice?”
“Rummy”—“A theory is an impracticable
plan for doing something that is impossible. In
many cases of railroad work it differs from prac
tice by forty rod.”
Prof, in Physics—“ Mr. Read may demonstrate
the equation for the velocity of efflux of a liquid
flowing from an orifice.”
Read may recite.”
“Pud”—“Professor do you mean that I must
“Prof.—“No; but you have the liberty of re
citing on this topic if you will."
“Pud” (to one side)—“Then if that’s liberty.
Give rpe death."
THE FREE LANCE.
“Yes, Mr. Bartley, love
On Saturday evening, October nth, a mite so
ciety was held at the residence of Miss Mary Fos
ter. A number of the students availed them
gelves of this opportunity of spending an even
ing at a place where they are always welcomed.
The evening was pleasantly passed in games and
social chat, and when time for departing came,
each one felt that he had passed a very pleasant
On the evening of Friday, October 24th, Mr.
Little, of Washington, gave a chalk talk in the
College chapel for the benefit of the Ladies’ Mite
Society of the Presbyterian church. The enter
tainment which consisted of a series of crayon and
charcoal sketches made in the presence of the
audience was instructive and amusing through
out, and was much enjoyed by the number of
students who attended.
The first Rhetorical Exhibition was held in the
chapel Wednesday, October 29. The following
students spoke; Juniors, Milton McDowell, Ray
Kessler, E. W. Bush, Chas. Atherton. Sopho
mores, Hayes Mattern, Roy Mattern, Miss Emma
Camp, J. M. Small, Freshman, James Quigley,
A. D. Belt, Boyd Musser, A. D. Knittle, Miss
Minnie Bell, Miss Gray, M. T. Swartz.
That these exercises are becoming more inter
esting is shown by the fact that many people not
connected with the college attend them ; and the
number of such people seems to increase at each
On November Ist, during the supper hour, fire
broke out in Brown and Eachu’s room, (590).
It had burned for some time, destroying the bed
ding and some furnitrue before it was discovered.
It was promptly exstinguished before a crowd
large enough to block the work could collect in
the halls. As only a ceiling separated the room
from the attic, it is fortunate that it was discov
ered before it could reach there, for there was a
strong wind blowing at the time in the right di
rection to sweep the whole roof,
On Friday evening, October 31st, a reception
was given by the young ladies of the Cottage,