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—May, 18th, the Junior civils made a test
with a water meter at Milesburg.
—The class of '97 had its photograph taken
June 9th. "Better late than never:"
—The Senior theeltanicals made a boiler test
at Bellefonte Wednesday night, May 10th.
—The '9.5 La He came to us on the fifteenth
of May. It is pronounced by critics to be "die
beet one out yet."
—Wednesday evening, June 60,111r5. Garver
gave a very enjoyable reception at her home to
the Adelphi club.
—The annual inspection of the battalion took
place on May 25th. The favorable points out
numbered the unfavorable, so that taking it all
together the (billing was very good.
—On Saturday evening proceeding conk
mencement week Prof. Sparks gave a reception
to those of the incoming Freshmen class who
were under him in the Preparatory Depart
ment during the year.
—During the floods in the latter part of May
no trains came into State College from Satur
day evening until Wednesday morning. Al.
though we were "high and dry" we f. 3, m path ized
with those who suffered from the high water.
--Saturday evening June ninth the annual so.
ciety debate took place in the chapel. The sub
ject was, "Would Nationalism be a Benefit to
the United . States f" Messrs. Curter, Prone
and Silliman spoke for tl,e Washington on- the
affirmative, while Messrs. Barndollar, Rebhun
and Banks upheld the negative for the Cresson.
The Washington society won the debate.
THE FREE LANCE
--On Tuesday evening of commencement
week the Adelphi club held their annual ball at
the University Inn.
--On Monday evening of commencement
week dithers and receptions mere' held at the
0 B e II and 0 F 4 fraternity houses.
—During the strike of the coal miners the
engines of the Bellefonte Central It. It. have
been fired with wood and hard coal.
—The prize offered by the Press Bureau, for
the best essay upon college life has been deferred
until next lall on account of the few contestants
Here's a chance for someone to make live dollars
—The weather during commencement was as
fine as could be wished for and we had a very
good crowd in attendance. It was especially
noticeable that a number of pi ominent men
were present which shows that a great interest
is manifested in the institution.
—The May number of Cassier's Magazine
contains a very interesting article entitled
"From Mine to Mint," by Prof. M. C. I hlseng of
the Department of Mining Hngineering. He
describes the different operations necessary
in mining and separating gold and silver ores
His eighteen illustrations from photographs
give one a good idea of the mines of Colorado.
—The entire battalion went to Bellefonte
Thursday evening,May 24th, to attend the Jolli
fication in honor of Daniel H. Hastings who
was nominated by the Republican party on that
day for Governor of Pennsylvania. When the
train carrying the Harrisburg party arrived,
the battalion marcl,ed to Gen. Hasting's resi
dence and formed two lines, one on each side of
the street, between which • the distinguished
party drove. Speeches we: e made by Gen.
Hastings and several other prominent men.
After which, at the General's suggestion, he
shook hands with eaclione of the State College
cadets. The State College people left Bellefonte
at 10.30 by a special train.