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ARTIC2LE 1 I
Each officer shall be inaugurated at the meeting
in which he was elected.
Sec. r.—All regular officers shall be elected at
the beginning of each college term.
Sec. regular committees not otherwise
provided for shall be elected at the beginning of
the college year except the baseball and football
committees, which shall be elected at the begin
ing of the winter term.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
Call to order.
Reading of minutes
Reports of committees and officers
He was a queer fellow—was Jones. Jones of
course was not his name ; I only use it to save
him embarrassment. Jones was a remarkable man;
not brilliant, he never studied, he never worked,
he never went into athletics,'but yet he lived and
seemed to enjoy himself. If you asked him if he
was ever conditioned, he would with pride tell you
no. He never made over seventy on an average,
however, you would find upon further question
ing. He just took things as they came—did
Jones ; he was never bothered by debts, nor
lessons, professors or girls. He had one failing
and that was a love for a show. The moment a
play, "a take off," or indeed anything that requir
ed a little acting, was suggested, then Jones' blood
was up. He was right in for it. He would he
the hero, the heroine, the villain and the minister,
all in the same play, if he only had half a chance.
He would have composed and sung all the songs,
have built all the scenery and sold all the tickets
TI-IE FREE LANCE.
just for an opportunity to tread the stage before
A crowd seemed to inspire him. He forgot
himself amid the applause of the spectators and
became all actor, he awoke from his usual state of
lethargy and would go through the most admira
ble lot of contortions imaginable. The play end
ed and Jones, the actor, became Jones the easy
going, Jones the dreamer. Nothing delighted
him more than an opportunity to don a new pair
of trousers, a Prince Albert coat, a high collar and
med tie and then to spread himself in some ludi
crous oration for the benefit of some admiring
crowd of friends ; nothing pleased him more than
a chance to sing to the public a joke on some poor
freshman. Whenever you saw him sitting silently
on two legs of his chair, with his feet upon the ra
diator, and his eyes gazing at nothing, then you
knew that Jones had a scheme, not for a piece of
machinery, but a parody on something, it mat
tered not what, which within a few weeks would
be sprung on the unsuspecting public.
Jones' room was the loafing place for all college.
I spent an evening with him. Old pipes and to
bacco boxes were strewn promiscuously on the ta
ble, paper-backed novels were strewn everywhere
while the window sill, the radiator and all the
chairs were covered with visitors. Such guests
never saw. They all had their lessons—except
their host, and he did not seem at all troubled by
the prospect of a total ignorance of his next clays'
recitations, He was right in his element ; sur
rounded by jovial friends telling excellent stories
and marvelous experiences i•n love and war—what
better could a man want ; why trouble about the
morrow. Thus reasoned Jones, for that was his
nature. The visitors did not leave until the elec
tric lights went out and then he retired, to sleep,
well satisfied with his life and acquaintances.
There are plenty such men in all colleges, easy
going creatures whose soul ambition is to get
through. We see them strolling the campus and
lounging around the halls, never taking any appar
ent interest in anything excepting an occasional
hobby of some sort.