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Will Hardy, one of the old timers, with his friend Mr.
Porter looked in upon us last week.
Miss Baird is absent this term, having accepted a position
with Ashby & Millspaugh as a bookkeeper.
Mr. Frou, a student of York, dropped in to meet some old
friends and take advantage of the time to inspect our Univer
sity. Charlie Gregory is back again in the University, having
been absent in attendance at the Congregational school at
Mt. Tabor, Iowa.
Paul Clark was made happy last week by a visit from his
brother Roy, whb came down to see the Senatorial fight and
look after his little brother.
I.CGambee became wearied withthe music of the shop and
came up to smile upon us once more. He was here just in
time to take in the 'election.'
During the last few weeks the library has received several
additions, consisting of three of Balsac's and one of Tolstoi's
works, besides a half dozen volumes in English literature.
The Prep algebra class was convulsed the other morning
by strains of music which came floating up from the Hesper
ian office. On investigation Trott proved the author of it
and has had to dodge the prof, ever since.
Prof Hicks has consented to take charge of a parliamen
tary law class, upon request of students, and a motley crowd
of Preps, Juniors, Seniors, Sophs and Freshies file into No. 4
at 5 o'clock on two days of the week. Whence this interest?
The class of '87 appears to have less class spirit than any
other class in school. So far this year it has had no socials
and but one business meeting. But what is still worse it is
the only class without either badge or motto. Can't some
thing be done?
Anderson was seen going about with the support of a cane.
The circumstances which led to his injury are very suspicious
but we will not disclose them owing to his high standing!
Good youths shuuld never be out after, dark and if they are
they must expect such harsh judgment.
Two students were wandering in the stilly night discussing
the stars and poetry, blissfully unconscious of such prosaic
things as ice and snow, when suddenly they were irresistably
attracted to the earth. A pair of number eights started
north, and a pair of delicate threes went journeying south.
The consequences, a certain co-ed wears her bangs a little
lower on the left side to hide a purple bruise, and a certain
derby looks very forlorn with one side knocked out.
On the evening of Jan. 15 the class of '90 held their third
meeting at the home of Hugh LaMaster. It was the even
ing of the memorable election day, and the lads and lassies
were wroth one with another. Some of them could hardly
bring themselves to go with one of an opposite faction; in
deed, one couple consisting of a Pall boy and a Philo co-ed
were seen going down the street with the whole width of the
sidewalk between them. When they were all assembled an
ominous silence settled over the company, hatred gleamed
from their eyes, and frowns wrinkled their classic brows. But
the storm was averted by the hearty greeting of the hostess,
Miss LaMaster. After they had partaken of the exquisite re
freshments the lost vestige if animosity was gone and the
rest of the evening wrs spent in games, cards and conversa
tion. The class of '90 have proven their greatness by the
way in which they bury the hatchet. But all their faces were
wreathed in smiles as they bid the host and hostesv good
night, expressing their thanks for the hospitality tendered.
Joe Eastcrday and Don Clark are two of the old Univer
sity boys who have 'fat' positions in the Legislature.
Chas. S. Allen, '86, looked in upon us during the senatorial
fight. Rumor said he was here to make arrangements for
putting off tilL '90 the theme which was due last June. We
hope it is not true, but we have heard the same report of oth
cr members of the same class.
Mr. and Mrs. Maris (nee Anna Kcyes) received a few of
their friends at the home of Mr. Bullock on R street upon
their return from their wedding trip. Among the guests were
some of Mrs. Maris' old University friends, who all united in
wishing her a long and happy married life.
Freshman (speaking of Sybellinc books): Well, why did
she not show and explain the books so that Tarquin would
Professor H. (grimly) She might have done so if she had
been hard up for money; but she wasn't a book agent.
Those who frequent the lower floor very much have noticed
a change which consicvsrably improves the atmosphere there
aboutsthat of the removal of the medical lecture room to
the fourth floor. The band have exchanged plnces with
them and now the hum of the student in recitation is mingled
with the soft and gentle music of the cadet band.
We would like 10 say something on the subject of side
walks. We know the subject is old, but a 'steady drop wears
away the stone,' and our continual grumblings may result in
a sidewalk for the use of future generations at least. During
the thaw last week the water and mud was so deep upon the
east paths that the students were obliged to walk in the mid
dle of the campus to get to the gate, and wlien there to fran
tically catch at the posts in order to save themselves from
drowning. It seems to ye editor that one of the spires on
the laboratory could have been left off if necessary, and the
money been more profitablyspent upon sidewalks.
On Saturday the 22nd the Senior class was called to older
by President Cheney at 9 o'clock. After a good deal of non
sense a telephone message was sent to the chancellor asking
if he could meet the class in the afternoon. Receiving an
affirmative answer they then adjourned until 2 p. m. At that
hour the entire class met in No. 5. The proposition before
made was re-stated: that the faculty allow the entire class to
be excused from speaking at Commencement, and that they
engage some orator to deliver an address. The Chancellor
expressed an opinion unfavorable to this scheme. Others
were then proposed, among them one of course representa
tion, making three the basis. This would give one speaker
each to Classisal, Scientific and Engineering and three to Lit
erary. Some discussion ensued, pro and con. The class,
however, would not consent to withdraw their propssition,
and as a consequence it will go before the faculty for decision
If it goes into effect it will make quite an innovation in Com
The Scientific club met in regular meeting Saturday after
noon Jan. 22nd. Despite the falling snow, the science course
was well represented and a very interesting time was had.
After reports from committees and one from the Treasurer,
the reporting committee let loose a budget of news which
formed the basis for a long and interesting discussion.
But the part of most interest was a paper upon
Mineral waters by E, H. Fulmer, which included
a very graphic description of the waters from Sara
toga, Hot'Springs and our Government well. The next meet
ing will be held at 3:30 P. M. Saturday, Feb., 5th, fat 'which
papers will be read by Miss Fannie Baker and Messrs. JH,
Webber and E. R. Tingley.
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