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ing after their leadership. A few slight changes were made,
but it was thought best to make as few as possible.
But after some months of careful study of other College
Inagazines, and comparisons with our own, it seems that
there is a chance for a great improvement in the FREE
LANCE. A start in this direction has, therefore, been made
in the present issue. A few old departments have been re
vived; and a few new ones made; while the general make-up
of the paper has been revised. We hope that these changes
will meet with the approval of our readers.
Our last issue was several days late. Do you ask why?
Well, there were several reasons; but prominent among
them was the fact of financial embarrassment. This was
due to unpaid subscriptions and other outstanding bills,—
:all of which are of course good; but which are inadequate to
,satisfy publishers. This embarrassment was such that
private funds were called into use; so that, although the
publishers are satisfied, yet the editors are not.
We are therefore forced to the unpleasant task of dun
liing our delinquent subscribers. If you are one, you may
+my that your dollar does not make very much difference;
but when there are a hundred people thinking the same
thing, it does make a decided difference. Will you, there
fOre please make a prompt and cheerful payment, and thus
relieve our embarrassment and secure for yourself the free
dom from another attack.
Why is it so hard to obtain literary productions from
our students? This question is very often asked; and the
usual answer is,—"that this is a Technical College." This
may be a good reason for the scarcity of fictional produc
tions, such as stories, sketches, and verse; but when $5.00
The .Editor and the Critic.