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The Orvis prize for the highest rank in mathe
matical studies in the Sophomore year was award ■
ed as follows: First, William Silliman ; second,
John B. Hench, third, John White.
The election of officers of the’ Alumni Associa
tion resulted as follows : president, John I. Potter,
’62, of Bellefonte; secretary and treasurer, Miss
E. B, Patterson, ’B5, of State College; historian,
Prof. Wm. A. Buckhout, ’6B, of State College.
•At the third Rhetorical exhibition of this term,
May 25, the following men took part: William
son ’93, Damon, Dickinson Banks and Barndollar
’94, Baumgardner, E. H. Harris, Price, Scott,
Rutherford, Oliveina, Wilsen, and Wieland of ’95.
The base ball team of the preparatory depart
ment played a game with the Bellefonte Academy
team on the athletic grounds May 20, defeating
them by a score of 22-11. June 4th, a return
game was played in Bellefonte in which Academy
boys were defeated by a score of 9-10.
At a meeting of the athletic association on
Monday evening, June 9th, the students of the
college showed in a measure their appreciation of
the interest taken by ex-Governor James A. Beav
er, in our college athletics, by naming the athletic
grounds after him, which will hereafter be known
as the Beaver field.
The contest of the preparatory students for the
Oratorical and Rhetorial prizes was held in the
chapel on the afternoon of June 3d. The oratori
cal prize, which was offered for the composition and
delivery of the best oration, was awarded to Mc-
Cormick, and second to Lytle. The rhetorical
prize was won by Trout; second Gingerich.
The battalion was inspected Friday, June 10th,
by Major , the government inspecting offi
cer. The order of the drill was, review, inspec
tion, and the battalion, company, bayonet and
skirmish drills. Considering the length of time
in which the cadets have drilled according to the
new regulations they made a very creditable ap
THE FREE LANCE.
The annual address before the alumni was de
livered in the college chapel on Tuesday evening,
June 14th, by the Hon. W. U. Hensel, Attorney
General of Pennsylvania. He selected as his
theme, “The Ideal in Oratory” and proved him
self to be an eloquent and fluent speaker. Music
was furnished by the Stopper and Fisk orchestra
Stopper and Fisk, the well known Williamsport
orchestra, were engaged for commencement.
Their pleasing and attractive music enchanted all
who heard them. The most fastidious were
charmed. For the lovers of classical music they
rendered selections from Mozart, Beethoven and
Wagner, and for lovers of modern they played the
brilliant parts of the latest light operas.
The members of the faculty gave a reception to
the alumni and their friends, in the armory on
Tuesday evening, June 14th, immediately after
the address to the alumni. Refreshments were
served. The object of this gathering is each
year to promote the general interest and in
crease the bonds which hold the graduates to
their alma mater, and the object was certainly
realized by all present on this occasion.
The debate between the representatives of the
Cresson and Washington Literary societies took
place in the chapel'Friday evening, May 28th,
before a large audience. The question was—“ R
esolved that the annexation of Canada to the Unit
ed States is desirable.” Dr. Atherton presided.
The Cresson, which had the affirmative side, was
represented by Loyd and Pratt, ’92, and Will
iamson, ’93. The Washington speakers were,
Hile and Pond, ’92, and Brewer ’94. The con
test was very close as was shown by the judges’
decision which was 2 to 3 in favor of the Cresson
society. The prize was $25, which is to be used
for the Society library. This was the first
debate of the kind ever held in the college and it
is hoped that it will be set down as a regular event
on the college calandar.
The Theta Nu Epsilon Banquet.—The fifth